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75th Anniversary of 1942 (World at War)

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 1:27 PM

Certainly a pivotal year, which makes for lots of interesting subjects.

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Posted by StugIIIG on Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:20 AM

Hi I'd like to join this GB.  I joined the forum specifically to join group builds.  I will build the US Army M5.  I'm starting with the Plastic Soldier M5A1 and will adapt/scratch build an M5/M3 turret.  I'll make other adjustments as necessary.  Still looking over details.

The other two M5A1s will be built by my son and I but not as part of this GB.

 

Here's the kit:

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Posted by StugIIIG on Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:23 AM

I forgot to mention that I haven't decided on theater yet.  Probably Pacific if I can find a camo pattern I like.

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:45 AM

StugIIIG, cool little tank, I like the Stuart. 

Just leafed through my Osprey book on the Stuart, and can't find any mention of the M5 used in the Pacific.  It is a bit out dated, being first published in 1980, so maybe some new  or more accurate information has come to light since then?

regards,

Jack

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 11, 2017 3:54 PM

StugIIIG

I forgot to mention that I haven't decided on theater yet.  Probably Pacific if I can find a camo pattern I like.

 

In the PTO for 1942 your choices are limited. M3s saw action there in three spots:Philippines, Papua, and Guadalcanal. All were solid OD. 

The M5 saw action in 1944 in the Marianas and elsewhere in the Central Pacific. The only M5 use in 1942 was in North Africa, and that was only with one US Tank Battalion. They were just entering service and the M3 was the main light tank at the time. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by StugIIIG on Saturday, March 11, 2017 5:44 PM

North Africa it is!  Guess I get to put that huge star on the front and the yellow star on the side?!?

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 11, 2017 5:56 PM

Stars should be all yellow or all white. They did not mix and match colors. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:28 PM

Welcome to the GB, StugIIIG; roster is updated.  What scale is the Stuart?  I like to post that also.

Looks like you got some good advice already.  Can't say I know much about Stuarts--except what I used to read in "Haunted Tank" comic books--but it's a sharp-looking vehicle.

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Posted by StugIIIG on Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:19 PM

I've heard about the haunted tank...need to find a copy somewhere.

This will be 1/72 scale.  

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:54 PM

Thanks, Stug.  I'll update the roster.

Amazon has some for sale, but they're a lot more pricey than they used to be, when comics cost 12 cents.

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by tonka on Monday, March 20, 2017 12:46 PM

Did some work on my US Marine MP at MB Barracks Hawaii , Jan. 1942.

Its a 120MM figure. More work coming on face, uniform details and Thompson.

But its started

 

SEMPER FI!!  THANKS to ALL Vets and their families for your service! 

  

  • Member since
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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, March 20, 2017 1:03 PM

Looking good!  Particularly a nice, effective metallic-appearance on the Thompson.

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  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 2:36 PM

Nice start on the figure Tonka.

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

 On the bench: Dragon 1/72nd He 162, Revell 1/32nd He162, HPH 1/18th BMW 003 for He162.

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