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!