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75th Anniversary of 1942 (World at War)

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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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

 

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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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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 2:36 PM

Nice start on the figure Tonka.

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Posted by tonka on Friday, May 05, 2017 12:35 PM

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, May 05, 2017 3:34 PM

Very artistic!  Nice work on the face.

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 07, 2017 11:16 PM

Nice work Tonka, that's going to be good.

CMK, I'd like to convert my 'TBD' into a 1/48 Brewster Buffalo model 339-23, as operated by 25 Squadron RAAF in Western Australia in 1942. The kit is from Special Hobby as has been in my stash for a long time. I forgot to take a photo before starting to clean up the fuselage halves :)

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by PFJN on Monday, May 08, 2017 5:58 PM

taxtp

Nice work Tonka, that's going to be good.

CMK, I'd like to convert my 'TBD' into a 1/48 Brewster Buffalo model 339-23, as operated by 25 Squadron RAAF in Western Australia in 1942.

... 

Hi,

I'm anxious to see your build.  I find the Buffalo a fascinating subject, in that so few were actually built, but they served in so many different forces and had a wide variety of paint schemes.  It'll be interesting to see one in 1942 Australian Markings.

Pat

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, May 08, 2017 6:46 PM

Glad you found a subject, Tony--and quite an interesting one!  There's something appealing about the chunky shape of Buffalo's and Wildcats.

Roster is updated. 

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Posted by tonka on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 4:01 PM

Finished the 120MM Marine Corps MP. Went with simple base, its January 1942 and Cpl Joe Larue has been assigned a section of beach at Kanehoe Bay to patrol. He is armed with his Thompson .45 SMG and 1911A1 .45 pistol as well as his 'attitude adjusting' night stick. He is as alert for Japanese saboteurs as he is for drunk sailors!! Stick out tongue

 

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 11:06 PM

Hi Tonka, cool work with the Marine! Yes

Not often we get to see a stand alone figure in a GB setting, so this great.  Who was the manufacture?

regards,

Jack

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:12 PM

Well done, Tonka!  This has been a great addition to the GB, and, as Jack says, not so common to have a figure! 

Do you have a preference for the front-page photo?  I kind of like the first one.  Shows things to a good advantage.

Thanks for being part of the GB!  

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Posted by tonka on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:27 PM

Thanks Jack and Checkmate! Appreciate it.

The first pic is fine with me for the front page.

Now if I can remember how to put the GB 'patch' on my signature I'll be good to go!

I don't recall the manufacturer It may have been Lost Battalion. I lost the box long time ago.

 

Kevin

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, May 11, 2017 2:51 PM

Front page is updated, Kevin.

To add the GB badge, click "settings" under your log-in name (near top, right of screen).

I use this website to make a gif that runs through all the badges.  

http://picasion.com/

It used to be trendy here; now, you don't see it so much.  But sometimes it's fun to watch it run through!

Thanks again for your participation!  I look forward to seeing your figures at Coral Sea!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:14 PM

checkmateking02
I use this website to make a gif that runs through all the badges

How many badges will that gif do?

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1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:20 PM

Never mind, 10.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:05 PM

But if you make a gif of ten badges, then use that gif as a separate file, you should be able to load up to ten gif's of ten files each.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 12, 2017 3:49 AM

Nice job on the figure Tonka.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:40 PM

Check if you will, throw this one on the roster too since it's on the way for your Midway GB.

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1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, May 22, 2017 4:19 PM

Steve:  I posted it to the Midway GB.

Am I understanding correctly that you'll do this for the 1942 GB, too, as a crossover?  If so, I'll add it here as well.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 22, 2017 4:35 PM

checkmateking02
Am I understanding correctly that you'll do this for the 1942 GB, too, as a crossover?  If so, I'll add it here as well.

Yes sir. I want to get something on the books here incase the Takao takes too long.

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1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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