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75th Anniversary of 1941 Group Build (World at War)

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 1:40 PM
Sounds good, SMJ. I'll update the front page, add you along with a "TBD." Great to have you with us!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:16 PM

Hi Checkmateking,

I'm in with a TBD. No, not one of those TBD's, it's just TBD Big Smile Hmm, now that I think of it, maybe a TBD.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:29 PM
Thanks, Tony. I'll update the roster. Welcome to the GB!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 1:31 AM

I will definitely do something in this one. Right now, I plan on getting the new 1/48 Airfix P-40B that is coming out next year.

As far as kits I actually possess and plan to enter, I would like to do the 1/48 Tamiya Dewoitine D.520 in Vichy French markings flown by Pierre le Gloan.

-BD-

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 12:01 PM

Welcome to the GB, Brandon!  Glad to have you with us for 1941.  I've updated the roster with your Dewoitine, and when/if you decide to do the P-40, I'll add that.

For myself, I'd like to get Airfix's 1/72 P-40 and do up a Flying Tiger from the AVG

 

 

 

 

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Posted by SMJmodeler on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:18 PM

checkmateking02: Put me down for a 1/35 Tamiya Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf C. It's the 1939 Polish Campaign kit so it'll be fun to depict a two year battle-worn veteran!

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 6:15 PM

Done, SMJ. I imagine it'll be looking a little worse for the wear, two years after the Polish campaign. By then, it would also have gone through France, and maybe heading for Soviet Union! A well-traveled vehicle.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by SMJmodeler on Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:03 AM

checkmateking02
"By then, it would also have gone through France, and maybe heading for Soviet Union! A well-traveled vehicle."

Hmmmmmmmmm... I figure she'd be dragging her fenders by then! That could make for some intresting modeling opportunities.  

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, December 17, 2015 7:11 PM

Hi CMK,

My first build for this GB will be this thing:

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:14 PM

I'll update the roster, Tony. Is that 1/72 scale?

OK--found it online at airfix.com; it is 1/72!  Good choice!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, December 21, 2015 4:42 PM

Thanks CMK. Yep 1/72. I wanted to build this kit in all of the schemes released by Airfix. SO far  I think there are 4.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 21, 2015 11:11 PM
That'll make a nice collection, Tony.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 3:48 PM

I would like to enter in Cyberhobby.com 1/35 StuG. III Ausf. A & Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf. D DAK. Cool

On my Work Bench: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R

Up Coming: Haseage F-15C Eagle.

           

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 7:54 PM

Done, Dan! Welcome to the GB! It's great to have you with us for 1941!

I've added you to the roster.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 8:08 PM

While we wait for the beginning of a new year of building, remembering 1941, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 24, 2015 12:45 AM

checkmateking02

While we wait for the beginning of a new year of building, remembering 1941, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Now where did you dig those up. Funny you used one from Stradishall.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 24, 2015 12:46 AM

DantheMan85

I would like to enter in Cyberhobby.com 1/35 StuG. III Ausf. A & Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf. D DAK. Cool

 

Looking forward to seing those Dan, especially the StuG.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:48 AM

Bish: I found them doing a google search for "Christmas 1940," and there they were.

I assumed Stradishall is in the UK, and since Her Majesty has invited us colonials back into the Empire, I thought it was appropriate.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:55 AM

checkmateking02

Bish: I found them doing a google search for "Christmas 1940," and there they were.

I assumed Stradishall is in the UK, and since Her Majesty has invited us colonials back into the Empire, I thought it was appropriate.

 

Your very right it is, in fact its just down the road from me. And even more, since the start of last week, i work there. The old RAF base is now a prison, HMP Highpoint, and i work in the stores there. What a coincidance you found that one.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 24, 2015 3:22 PM

Serendipity!  So this is the place?

And congratulations on your new job.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 24, 2015 3:23 PM

Yep, that the one. Not the sort of pleasure you would want to recieve from Her Majesty.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 24, 2015 4:06 PM

Bish

Yep, that the one. Not the sort of pleasure you would want to recieve from Her Majesty.

 

 
No, not at all, from the looks of these chaps.
 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:47 PM

Checkmatingking02-please put me down for a 1/48 Tamiya bf-109E4/7-Desert camo scheme.

Plan on getting started after I finish the BoB GB/Weekend GB 109E3-maybe next weekend.

bob

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 31, 2015 4:59 PM

Glad to hear it, bob.  I've updated the front page with your selection.  

Should be an interesting subject.  I've struggled with two 1/72 Bf109E-3/4's the past couple of weeks:  Hobby Boss' so-called "easy assembly" version, which just didn't look right to me--especially in front of the cockpit--and the fuselage seems way too short; then also Airfix's old-mold E-4, which has such a large hole for the cockpit, I can't even find a vacu-formed canopy to fit it.

So, somewhere in the future, I'll try Airfix's new-mold E-3/4.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 31, 2015 5:05 PM

This is still New Year's Eve in the states, but please start your projects whenever New Year hits you, in the areas where y'all live.

Hope your New Year of 2016 is happier than the one illustrated on the cover of the first Saturday Evening Post magazine of 1941, 75 years ago.  

I think it does very well, though, conveying the war and conflict that "gripped" the then-new year of 1941.

I'm grateful for all of you participating--for "auld lang syne!"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by GAF on Friday, January 1, 2016 3:31 AM

Guess I'll get started then, since I didn't celebrate New Years with partying and fireworks.

I'll be doing a Monogram 1/48th scale P-40B for the group build.  There's not much I can say about this kit that most modelers don't already know.  It is a fairly good representation of an early P-40, but with raised panel lines and virtually no cockpit.  I'm building a late release kit, so the plastic is rather thin.  I am also going to do this one pretty much out of box, except for a few details in the landing gear bay and the cowl flaps which I will scratch-build.  I figure that I need to keep this simple if I'm going to finish it in a reasonable amount of time.

Here's the kit:

 

 

And here it is after a couple of hours work cleaning parts and scraping off flash.

 

I've left some of the tinier parts on the sprue, and they won't leave it until absolutely necessary.

I had thought about doing a British camouflage for one of the early Tomahawks for 403 squadron, but decided it's too complicated, and I run into that controversial color problem that just about every aircraft ever in service has one of.  So, I decided to try something simple, and found this:

 

A much simpler scheme, though it lists the 33rd PS as part of 35th PG, which is wrong.  The 35th Pursuit Group was stationed at Hamilton Field, California during 1941.  I think the 33rd was part of the 8th, but I'm still trying to confirm that.

http://p40hawksnest.co.nf/Service/USAAF/35FG/35FG.html

This means I will need to print (or find) some of the decals for this one, but there's not a great many needed.

Thanks for looking!

Gary

PS> Confirmed that the 33rd was part of the 8th Pursuit Group.  Apparently they were stationed to Iceland in 1941.

http://www.asisbiz.com/usaf/USAAF-8FG.html

 

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, January 1, 2016 11:01 AM

GAF, that is too bad about the KittyHawk, was looking forward to seeing it done in Canadian Sqn markings.  Did you consider a desert version, or is that a can of worms as well?

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checkmateking02, something to consider about the Airfix new tool Emil.  Get the E-7 boxing, as some of the earlier releases of the E-4 have missing wing root detail on starboard side:

I suppose the E-3 starter set might also be another option, but don't know if it shares the same problem.   One other detail I noticed when I built the E-4, the underwing has some erroneous panel lines, whch really should just be rivets (not likely visible in 1/72).

regards,

Jack

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 1, 2016 12:07 PM

Off to a good start, Gary. That's good to see. What's the color controversy you referred to? There's also been a lot of "discussion" over OD 41 and Neutral Gray 43 over the years, too. I think every model paint manufacturer has their own take on the "proper" shades.

Jack: thanks for the information.  So the E-7 mold is different from the E-4 mold?  The new-mold E-4 I have comes from Airfix's "BoB Experience" set, and I haven't looked at it closely enough to see if it has the problems you cited. I'll look into it.

I planned on spending NY's Day cleaning up parts for Airfix's old Blenheim.

 

 

 

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Friday, January 1, 2016 3:20 PM

CMK02,

checkmateking02

Off to a good start, Gary. That's good to see. What's the color controversy you referred to? There's also been a lot of "discussion" over OD 41 and Neutral Gray 43 over the years, too. I think every model paint manufacturer has their own take on the "proper" shades.

It concerns the underside color of Dupont 71-021.  You'll get a better understanding if you scan this thread I posted over on Britmodeller:

 http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234993439-403-sqdn-p-40-underside-color-black-port-wing/

Really, I think I'm going to paint her in black and gray and post black and white photos! Big Smile

Meanwhile, I started on the cockpit last night and gave it a coating of Model Master "Interior Green".  Yeah, it's not Curtis Interior Green.  But in the words of a famous Chief Engineer, "It's - It's green!"

Gary

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 1, 2016 8:59 PM

Gary, OK, I think I get it.  Not to add to the mix, but I found this site quite a while ago, when I was considering AVG "Flying Tiger" P-40's:

http://www.ratomodeling.com/articles/AVG_cammo/

From what I understand, AVG's planes were originally ordered by the British, then diverted to China, so they carried the Dupont paints.  Haven't done anything so far with AVG planes, but maybe in the future--when the controversy gets settled.  Huh?

Anyway, whether you paint them black-and-white or OD and NG, you're off to a good start!

 

 

 

 

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