One month from now, we’ll begin a new year, and that means a new anniversary. The year 2016 will be the 75th anniversary of 1941. So that we remember the events and sacrifices of those involved in the Second World War that year, I propose a 1941 Group Build.
The object is to build a model of anything that existed in 1941, as it appeared in 1941. What it is, is up to you: aircraft; vehicle; ship; figure--whatever you choose from whatever nation, Allied, Axis or neutral; any scale. There are certainly a wide choice of subjects from 1941: the German invasion of the Soviet Union; the ongoing battle of the Atlantic; the Sino-Japanese war; Pearl Harbor; Rommel in Afrika; the London Blitz; the AVG (Flying Tigers); and on and on.
I also propose to let the GB run from 1 January, 2016 until 31 December, 2020--the 75th anniversary of the year the war ended. If I live so long, and remain competent to build kits, I hope to offer a group-build for each successive year of the war during the 75th anniversary of the war. By the end of 2020, then, we’d have had GB for each individual year of the war.
Keeping each GB open till the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in 2020, I hope will give enough time for participants to complete a kit commemorating each year of the war as the anniversary comes up, plus allowing for new people to join at any time, and not miss any of the anniversary years, if they want to participate and mark this milestone in world history.
Because of this new bright idea, I will be changing the ending date for the current 1939/40 75th anniversary “World at War” Group Build to 31 December, 2020. If you haven’t finished a build, or if you want to start marking the anniversary of all the years of WWII now, you’ll be able to begin when the war began, and keep up with each passing anniversary year.
I hope many of you will join to keep in memory and sight the world-defining events that marked the six years of the Second World War. It’s something I don’t think anyone ought ever to forget--or repeat.
Here’s the ultimate version of the group badge, similar in configuration to the 1939/40 group build, for the sake of continuity. For anyone who wants more uniformity of group badges, I adjusted the 1939/40 GB badge over at that thread, to reflect the revised design.
Thanks for your consideration!