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Battle of Midway Group Build, 3 June, 2017 - 7 June, 2018

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Battle of Midway Group Build, 3 June, 2017 - 7 June, 2018
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:35 PM
June 2017 will be the anniversary of the Battle of Midway, 3-7 June, 1942—a notable turning point in World War II in which the Imperial Japanese carrier forces were effectively neutralized for the rest of the war.  To mark the event, please consider joining the Battle of Midway Group Build.
 
Any subject that participated in the battle is welcome, in any scale:  aircraft, both carrier-based and land-based; ships; figures; anything stationed on the island of Midway itself.
 
The GB will run from 3 June, 2017 until 7 June, 2018. 
 
Two alternative group badges are available:  one from the Japanese perspective, the other from the U.S. viewpoint.  When you complete your project, claim the badge!
 
 

 

Thanks for your interest!

 Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:36 PM

Roster 

checkmateking02:  Airfix 1:72 SBD-3 Dauntless

Hunter:  Hasegawa 1/48th SBD3 Dauntless

tonka:  Tamiya B1/48 rewster F2A-3 (from VMF-221)

scottrc:  TBA

stikpusher:  tentatively TBA

lewbud:  Special Hobby 1/72 F2A-3 Buffalo (Capt. William C. Humbert USMC, VMF-221)

modelcrazy:  Hasegawa 1/72 Akagi Kate

GMorrison:  Trumpeter 1/144 Gato 1941- updated to SS-237 Trigger

bobbaily:  1/48 Hobby Boss F4F-4 Wildcat

fjs3:  Great Wall, TBD-1;  B5N2, "Kate" (Lt. Tomanaga); F4F "Wildcat" ( Mach. Tom Cheek);              A6M2

Bish:  1/72 Academy TBF-1 Avenger

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:36 PM

Completed Builds

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, January 22, 2017 8:00 AM

Checkmate - I'm in with a Hasegawa 1/48th SBD3 Dauntless

Great badges

Hunter

 

 

On the Bench:  6 Group Builds.....


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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:37 PM

Thanks, Hunter.  Welcome to the GB.  Nice to have another Dauntless!

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Posted by tonka on Sunday, January 22, 2017 3:28 PM

Im in. Not sure what kit yet.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:12 PM

Welcome to the GB, tonka.  When you decide, I will update the roster withs your project.  For now, I'll put you down as "TBD."

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:56 AM

Man, you are killin me, first the Coral Sea, now a Midway GB.  I am about 30% into a 1/700 Enterprise done up for Midway, but if that won't qualify, I am looking hard at either the Akagi or Kaga in 1/700.

        

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 4:10 PM

Hi, scottrc:

I'm not too fussy about crossovers; either Enterprise or the Japanese carriers would be fine.  I still have Tamiya's Hornet in 1/700, but after Yorktown in the Carrier GB, I'm just not ready to do another one.  Maybe later.

When you settle on a project, I'll update the roster.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 4:46 PM

scottrc

Man, you are killin me, first the Coral Sea, now a Midway GB.  

 

 

If I had not sworn off GBs for the foreseeable future, I'd be in both. But I have too many sidelined projects needing attention for me to start any new builds for awhile.  But these two are way too tempting for me. I may jump in near the end of the year, and will certainly peek in to see the work here...

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:02 PM

Good to hear from you, stik.

And I know what you mean.  I've got projects for the 1942 GB and the Star Trek GB under construction right now, plus Bish's RAF GB coming up in April--now these.

But I thought Coral Sea and Midway were both too important to let pass--and I do like a good US Navy carrier aircraft.

I can add you to the roster with a "TBD," and if you find time to do something, you can pitch in when you're ready.  I also plan to follow "Bish's Rule"--and have extensions for those who start before but don't finish till after the end date.  

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:27 PM

Put me down as a player to be named later.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:30 PM

Fair enough Check. I have plenty of kits in my stash from both sides that qualify. 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 27, 2017 9:41 AM

lewbud:  Welcome!  Good to have you participate in the GB.  I've added you to the roster.

And:  I changed "TBD" (to be determined) to "TBA" (to be announced).  It was getting to look like everybody was building a Devastator.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 27, 2017 9:41 AM

Good to hear, stik.  I'll update the roster when you make a final decision.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 27, 2017 10:02 AM

Check, I'll jump in here as well. I'll find somthin.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 27, 2017 10:03 AM

Welcome to the GB, modelcrazy.  Good to have you with us!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 27, 2017 10:08 AM

Thanks Stick

Actually I can build my Akagi Kate.

Hase 1/72 

I've been looking for a good excuse to build it.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 27, 2017 10:20 AM

Sounds good, mc.  Roster is updated.  

Fancy looking camouflage scheme, there!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 27, 2017 10:31 AM

That's the Pearl harbor Hiryu scheme. I'll have to look when I get home but I think the Akagi scheme is more traditional green....could be wrong though. Either way it's a cool plane IMO.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 27, 2017 10:45 AM

Well, H E double hockeysticks. If Stik is in this one, I'll definitely be interested. I did read "Shattered Sword" last year, and have gained a lot of new insight into the Pacific War.

Ideally an IJN carrier, however reason intrudes on that. I'll keep you posted.

EDIT: "The galloping ghost of the Japanese coast". USS Trigger SS-237.

Part of Task Force 7.2 lying roughly halfway between Midway and Oahu Islands.

Mare Island boat on eternal patrol.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, January 27, 2017 11:17 AM

For those looking to build something other than a carrier based aircraft, Starfighter Decals has the answer.  Provided you build 1/72 that is.

http://www.starfighter-decals.com/usaaf-usmc-at-midway-37jun371942.html

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 27, 2017 11:36 AM

modelcrazy

That's the Pearl harbor Hiryu scheme. I'll have to look when I get home but I think the Akagi scheme is more traditional green....could be wrong though. Either way it's a cool plane IMO.

 

 
Shows how much I know about Japanese planes.  Confused
 
I see Aaron and Elizabeth gave Airfix's Kate a pretty good video review.
 
 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 27, 2017 11:36 AM

Good to have you with this GB, too, GM.  I'll update the roster.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 27, 2017 11:39 AM

lewbud

For those looking to build something other than a carrier based aircraft, Starfighter Decals has the answer.  Provided you build 1/72 that is.

Is there any other scale?  Huh?

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, January 27, 2017 11:41 AM

Nope, but others seem to think so.Wink

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 27, 2017 11:42 AM

checkmateking02

 

 
lewbud

For those looking to build something other than a carrier based aircraft, Starfighter Decals has the answer.  Provided you build 1/72 that is.

 

 

Is there any other scale?  Huh?

 

LOLs!

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, January 27, 2017 1:06 PM

Change of plans.  Instead of the Avenger, put me down for Special Hobby's 1/72 F2A-3 Buffalo.  Markings will be for Capt. William C. Humbert USMC, of VMF-221.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 27, 2017 1:11 PM

Thanks, lewbud.  Roster is updated.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 27, 2017 2:42 PM

CMK-

Put me down for the Trumpeter  1/144 Gato 1941- updated to SS-237 Trigger in June 1942.

It will be a crossover with the Sub War GB if that's ok.

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