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

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, January 16, 2016 9:54 AM

Dan, interesting colour tests, and certainly several options for schemes on the early DAK vehicles in Africa before official tropical colours were adopted. 

Just an fyi for anyone interested, being a '41 GB, dark yellow paint was introduced in February of 1943. Whistling

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Jack

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Posted by jibber on Saturday, January 16, 2016 10:09 AM

Lt. would you add me to your roster and I'll let you know the build. 

Thanks, Terry

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 16, 2016 10:21 AM

jgeratic

Dan, interesting colour tests, and certainly several options for schemes on the early DAK vehicles in Africa before official tropical colours were adopted. 

Just an fyi for anyone interested, being a '41 GB, dark yellow paint was introduced in February of 1943. Whistling

regards,

Jack

 

A very good point.

Dan, if you are going to use Tamiya paints, you might want to consider XF-59 rather than 60, i can't think of any other Tamiya colour that would suit a DAK scheme out of the bottle.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, January 16, 2016 7:53 PM

Terry, glad to have you with us.  I've added you to the build roster.

Good catch, Jack.  I haven't build any German armor in decades, and that fact escaped me.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, January 16, 2016 7:59 PM

RobS:  I added your Heinkel to the GB roster "back" in 39/40.  Thanks for joining up!  

You could do the Wildcat for 1941, depending on the paint scheme and markings you're thinking about.

I'm also in the carrier GB, working on cleaning up the Tamiya parts for Yorktown--which are loaded with ejector pin marks, mold seams and apparently too many guntubs.  The last carrier I built took almost six months to finish.  I was hoping for something shorter this time--don't know that it'll work that way. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:39 PM

 

Thanks Jgeratic & Bish on the DAK color scheme, the Panzer IV instruction’s call out for Model Master Afrika Grunbraun '41 #2099 which is to yellow for the DAK color scheme. Using my Panzer II as a paint test surface, on one side I airbrushed on Tamiya Desert Yellow XF-59, and the other side Model Master Afika Dunkelgruau '42 #2103 The Model Master shade gives a worn out, faded look, while the Tamiya color gives a newer look.

 

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Posted by Rob S. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:47 PM

The Wildcat kit features markings depicted in '42. Getting markings for '41 would be easy enough, though.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, January 17, 2016 5:23 PM

Some similarity of markings carried over between '41 and '42, it seems.  Did a little research and came up with this:

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Wildcat/F4FColors.html

Might or might not be helpful, Rob.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Hoggarth on Monday, January 18, 2016 9:09 AM

After taking a lot of time off I am back in the swing. I love the idea of a continuous GB for each year of WWII. Thanks for doing this.

I would like to enter with the Hobby Boss 1:350 Arizona Battleship. This is not only an iconic ship but it will be my first ship build, therefore booting me completely out of any comfort zone I may have had.

I'm also looking into picking up the photo etch detail set for it. I've never worked with photo etch either so this will be a huge adventure for me.

 

EDIT: I went to the hobby store today and they had the Hobby Boss kit so I switched to that. Since it's bigger as well that may help me with my old eyes and shaky hands ;)

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Posted by Rob S. on Monday, January 18, 2016 3:23 PM

checkmateking02

Some similarity of markings carried over between '41 and '42, it seems.  Did a little research and came up with this:

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Wildcat/F4FColors.html

Might or might not be helpful, Rob.  

 
Big thanks for that checkmate...what a great history walkthrough showing every scheme from inception to the end of the war. Even the Martlets and foreign used 'Cats too...Yes

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Posted by Rob S. on Monday, January 18, 2016 3:24 PM

checkmateking02

Some similarity of markings carried over between '41 and '42, it seems.  Did a little research and came up with this:

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Wildcat/F4FColors.html

Might or might not be helpful, Rob.  

 
 

Big thanks for that checkmate...what a great history walkthrough showing every scheme from inception to the end of the war. Even the Martlets and foreign used 'Cats too...Yes

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, January 18, 2016 10:35 PM
Glad it was useful, Rob.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, January 18, 2016 10:41 PM

Glad you found it useful, Rob.

I have a great liking for Wildcats.  This is an F4F-3 in 1/72, from Admiral, in Butch O'Hare's markings.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by SMJmodeler on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 4:03 PM

DantheMan85:  Nice pic's comparing the different color options.  The MM version definitely looks better in those pic's BUT it might wash out after the weathering.  I think the brighter Tamiya version will give you more to work with, that's my 2 cents anyway.  Did you decide already?

BTW:  I'm doing a PzII C for this GB...your post sure caught my attentionIndifferent!

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 8:10 PM

Welcome to the GB, Hoggarth!  Glad to have you join us through 1941.  

Arizona will be a great addition here--a very iconic ship for the year.

I have updated the front page roster.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Hoggarth on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:24 PM

checkmateking02

Welcome to the GB, Hoggarth!  Glad to have you join us through 1941.  

Arizona will be a great addition here--a very iconic ship for the year.

I have updated the front page roster. 

 

Thanks for the add Checkmate! My first ship. I'm excited to get it going.

 

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Posted by Hoggarth on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:30 PM

Here we go. I'm not actually going to start until I get an upgrade kit or two in. Wood decks and some PE for sure. However, here are the box and contents.

Instructions and paint guide

Hull pieces

Deck pieces

sprue set 1

Sprue set 2

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:26 PM
Ships usually have a ton of parts--a lot of them very, very tiny. It'll be fascinating to watch it come together.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:41 PM

Well as promised, something Soviet from '41. A Trumpeter Mig-3 (Early)

I bypassed the cockpit for a bit as I still had "coffee hands" and tiny detail work would have been a chore, and started with the wings. It's a simple 3 piece affair with a solid bottom, 2 top halfs. The two intakes were molded as separate parts, I assume they are different on the Late version. The fit seemed awfully sketchy, with no locating pins and very little actual surface are to glue on.

I hollowed them out and gave it a go. Surprisingly, fit to the wing was very good.

Fit to the fuselage was not perfect, but very acceptable

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 21, 2016 4:31 PM

I built the late version a year or two back. Be aware of the wing roots. I had an issue once I mated the fuse to the wings. It probably was something I did, but it gave me fits.
Just sayin.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 21, 2016 4:43 PM

ajd, nice start, hope you don't have to many issues.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, January 21, 2016 4:57 PM

Yeah, looking very good so far, ajd.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:29 PM

 

Excellent work everyone, a few days ago started my Panzer IV. Will surly not be breaking any personal records with this Dragon Kit, the first step along has 131 parts.

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:32 PM

DantheMan85

 

Excellent work everyone, a few days ago started my Panzer IV. Will surly not be breaking any personal records with this Dragon Kit, the first step along has 131 parts.

Good grief!  That's a kit in itself.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:30 AM

You can say that again Checkmate, I'm gussing the finished model with have about 400 to 500 parts.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:37 PM

P-40's from Airfix and decals from KitsWorld arrived last week, for my revised project.

Decals look pretty much the same as their 1/32 set.

Then, I noticed that Sprue Brothers had the new Blenheim's in stock again, so I ordered one of those.  Going to try and include both in the '41 GB, if I don't run out of time.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:02 PM

 

Those are some sharp looking decals for your P-40 Checkmate.

 

Made some good progress on the Panzer IV, got the turret put together, upper and lower hulls glued. There's quite a lot of parts that go inside that are not visible, so I'll be leaving those off.

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, February 5, 2016 10:54 AM

Lots of sharp detail on this kit, Dan.  And I appreciate your method of weighting the parts down while the glue dries! Yes

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 5, 2016 2:12 PM

DantheMan85

 

Excellent work everyone, a few days ago started my Panzer IV. Will surly not be breaking any personal records with this Dragon Kit, the first step along has 131 parts.

 

 

You just got to love those Dragon suspensions.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 5, 2016 2:13 PM

checkmateking02

P-40's from Airfix and decals from KitsWorld arrived last week, for my revised project.

Decals look pretty much the same as their 1/32 set.

Then, I noticed that Sprue Brothers had the new Blenheim's in stock again, so I ordered one of those.  Going to try and include both in the '41 GB, if I don't run out of time.

 

Sound slike your on an Airfix spree, will look forwrad to those.

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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