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75th Anniversary of 1942 (World at War)
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:50 PM
About a month from now, we’ll enter the new year 2017, and that brings the 75th anniversary of the year 1942. As with the two earlier World at War GB's the purpose of this one is that we remember the events and sacrifices of the many nations involved in conflict in WWII. 
The goal is to build a model of anything that existed in 1942, as it appeared in 1942.  Any subject from any nation (Allied, Axis or neutral) is acceptable and desirable:  planes, ships, cars, military vehicles, figures, etc., etc., etc.  Any scale is eligible according to your personal preferences.  
The year 1942 offers up a wide variety of subject material:  the war spread into Burma, the Philippines; Wake Island, Coral Sea, Midway.  Rommel's forces were active in North Africa, as was the opposing British 8th Army. The RAF was carrying out bombing raids and "rhubarbs" into the European continent.  USAAF heavy bombers began operations from England.  The battle for Stalingrad began.  US Marines invaded Guadalcanal.  If you find any subject matters from popular culture in '42, these would be appropriate, too. 
As before, the GB will run from 1 January, 2017 until 31 December, 2020--the 75th anniversary of the year the war ended.  That way, new participants can join up any time, and can build a representative model from each year of the war, from start to finish.
The events of each year during the war are too momentous to forget or neglect.
Here's the badge for the 1942 anniversary build.
Thanks for your participation!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:51 PM

Roster

checkmateking02:  Airfix 1/72 Hawk 81-A-2 ("Flying Tigers" 1942 version)

jgeratic:  1/12 Nocturna Soviet female lieutenant in the Red Army 

Bish:  Dragon 1/35 Pz II Ausf. (Stalingrad)

tempestjohnny:  Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik (Leningrad)

modelcrazy:  1/72 Airfix A6M2b Zero type 0 Model 21, Akagi; 1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop 

BrandonK:  Accurate Miniature 1/48 Vindicator (Battle of Midway)

rooster513:  Zevda 1/48  Bf-109F-4

DantheMan85:  Dragon 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. N; Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju 87B-2/U4 Stuka; Revell 1/144 Junkers Ju 52/3m

Gerhard:  Airfix 1/24 De Havilland Mosquito FB. VI

lewbud:  Valom 1/72 Devastator (Ens. George Gay's markings)

Daniel Ficke:  TBD

taxtp:  1/48 Brewster Buffalo model 339-23 (25 Squadron RAAF in Western Australia)

vanpelt:  Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster 

stikpusher:  Airfix 1/48 Bf 109-F

tonka:  120MM US Marine MP 

StugIIIG:  Plastic Soldier 1/72 M5 Stuart

ManCityFan:  1/35 Tamiya T34/76

lostagain:  1/48 Tamiya Marder III

EBergerud:  1/35 Tamiya Panzer IVD

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:51 PM

Finished Builds

checkmateking02:  Airfix 1/72 Hawk 81-A-2 "Flying Tigers" 1942--flown by Robert H. Neale

tonka:  120MM US Marine MP 

tempestjohnny:  Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik (Leningrad)

 DantheMan85:  Dragon 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. N

modelcrazy:  1/72 Airfix A6M2b Zero type 0 Model 21, Akagi

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:04 AM

Hi Check, put me down for a 1/35 Daimler Dingo from Miniart. 

I will be doing it in Calgary regiment colours, to commemorate the raid on Dieppe.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:38 AM

Goes without saying. Put medown for the Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf. Another urban dio, this time a factory ruin in Stalingrad.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:37 AM

Welcome to the GB, Jack and Bish.  Always glad to have your participation!

Jack, I've read all of Mark Zuehlke's books on the Canadians in Europe after Juno Beach, including Tragedy at Dieppe.  He's a vibrant and compelling author.  Most of us south of the border have little awareness about Canada's participation in the war.

Bish, I've read Enemy at the Gates a few times over the years, also Antony Beevor's Stalingrad.  Hitler Moves East has always kept my interest, too.  It ends with the surrender of the German Sixth Army.  Stalingrad was certainly a decisive event in the war.

I look forward to seeing your builds.  They're always top-notch!  Thanks for joining in.    

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 03, 2016 5:44 PM
I'm in. not sure with what yet

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, December 03, 2016 6:34 PM

Glad to have you join, tj!  I'll update the roster with a "TBD."

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 03, 2016 11:27 PM

Check,

I'd like to jump in with the 1/350 Aoshima 1942 Takao. I don't know yet if she will be in a seascape or on a stand.

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 04, 2016 4:00 PM

Roster is updated, Steve.  Looks to be an awesomely impressive ship.  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 04, 2016 5:15 PM

checkmateking02
Looks to be an awesomely impressive ship.

Shaw! I need to take a pic of the trees! I will also be buying the PE set for her.

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 04, 2016 8:01 PM

At 1/350, this must be loaded with parts--and the PE should make it all the more outstanding.  I look forward to seeing it come together.

Thanks for joining up with the GB!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 04, 2016 10:25 PM

Here are the sprue trees.

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 05, 2016 4:29 PM

That is a lot!  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 05, 2016 5:13 PM

And a 13 page instruction book as well.

I orderd the White Ensign Models PE set for it so they should be here in a week or so.

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 05, 2016 7:53 PM

You're going to be one busy shipbuilder.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 9:24 AM

I think I'll get in on this one as well. I have no idea what I'll build, but it's safe to say I have something in the stash from 1942. Likely and Avenger or Helldiver, or something along those lines, and 1/48 scale. I'll update you when I figure that out.

BK

 

Edit: Put me down for a Battle of Midway Vindicator, 1/48 Accurate Miniatures 

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 9:56 AM

I'd like to get in on this with the 1/48 Zevda bf109 F-4 please.

-Andy

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 3:02 PM

Put me down for these three,

Dragon 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. N

 1 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju 87B-2/U4 Stuka

 1 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

And Revell 1/144 Junkers Ju 52/3m

 1 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

On my Work Bench: Airfix 1/72 Lancaster B Mk. III, Revell 1/144 Junkers Ju 52/3m.

Up Coming: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R. Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Academy 1/48 F-15E.

           

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 3:05 PM

Nice collection there Dan. Will be watching that Stuka especially.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 6:51 PM

Welcome to the GB, Brandon, rooster and Dan.  Great choice of models for 1942.  Very glad to have you all along for the ride.

Roster is updated with your selections.

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Posted by Gerhard on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:30 PM

 

I'll do this one.

 

Mossie

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 2:52 PM

Welcome to the GB, Gerhard.  Roster is updated.

That will be a sizeable effort.  The Mosquito was a slick-looking aircraft.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:18 PM

I'd like to sign up.  Valom's 1/72 Devastator in Ens. George Gay's markings.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Daniel Ficke on Sunday, December 11, 2016 12:40 AM

I would like to enter but my model is yet to be determined.

Daniel J. Ficke

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Posted by Gerhard on Sunday, December 11, 2016 12:54 AM

checkmateking02

Welcome to the GB, Gerhard.  Roster is updated.

That will be a sizeable effort.  The Mosquito was a slick-looking aircraft.

 

 

Thanks buddy. Yes, it is going to be a huge challenge. 600+ parts, 253 stages. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:58 AM

lewbud and Daniel:

Welcome to the GB.  Thanks for your participation.

lew:  I've got Airfix's and Admiral's Devastators, in 1/72, sitting around.  I look forward to seeing what Valom's offering is like.

Daniel:  when you decide, I'll update the roster again. 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, December 31, 2016 3:10 PM

The 75th anniversary GB for 1942 will commence at 12:00 midnight tonight at the turn of the year, whenever that is at your local time.

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve and Day!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 31, 2016 3:12 PM

Looking forward to starting the Takao.

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 31, 2016 4:39 PM

Loking forward to this one. I won't be starting mine until around the middle of the year, so will be keeping an eye on what the rest of you guys are doing.

Happy New Year to all.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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