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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 04, 2017 7:50 PM
It's less than thirty days until we reach 2018, and that brings the 75th anniversary of the year 1943. Like the earlier World at War group builds, this one is for the purpose of memorializing with models the events and participation of the many nations engaged in WWII.
The object is to build a model of anything that existed in 1943, the way it appeared in 1943.  You can select any subject from any nation, using any scale.
The year 1943 provides quite a range of subject matter:  Stalingrad was still hotly contested; the North African conflict was reaching its conclusion; Guadalcanal was still dragging on; there were actions in Sicily, Kursk, invasion of the Gilberts--to name a few.  There were probably things going on in civilian life that would make suitable subject. 
As before, the GB will run from 1 January, 2018 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 1943 anniversary build.
 
The previous GB's have been well received, so I appreciate everyone who has taken part.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 04, 2017 7:52 PM

1943 Group Build Roster

checkmateking02:  WEM 1/700 "PT 109" boats

docidle:  Merit 1/48 80’ Elco MTB Early

jgeratic:  Tasca/Asuka 1/35 Sherman V (the Ontario Regiment)

aeroplanegripper:  1/72 Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair (USMC, Bougainville)

Bish:  AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 Ausf C with 10.5cm leFH18/40 Howitzer (Greece; Operation Mincemeat)

ManCityFan:  Tamiya 1/35 SU-85

Griffin25:  Royal Models 1/35 Italian infantry (Alpini Tridentina division in Russia)

stikpusher:  HS-129 (Summer 1943 Kursk)

taxtp:  Tamiya 1/72 FW-190A-3 (Turkish Air Force in 1942-43) 

modelcrazy:  TBD

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 04, 2017 7:52 PM

1943 Group Build Finished Projects

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Monday, December 04, 2017 9:09 PM

I have a Merit 1/48 80’ Elco MTB Early that I need to finish. Would you mind if I join in?

Doc (Steve)

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 04, 2017 9:37 PM

It is great to have you join up.  I will add you to the build roster--the first to volunteer!  Welcome to the GB.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:50 AM

I'm in, with the focus on Sicily.  I'll be doing a tank from the Ontario Regiment, so the kit is the Tasca/Asuka brand Sherman V in 1/35 scale.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 2:22 AM

Hi, would you mind if i join please?

I would like the opportunity to build my 1/72 Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair as used in Bougainville by the USMC.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit que bene vivit"


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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 3:37 AM

Of course i am in. AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 Ausf C with 10.5cm leFH18/40 Howitzer. Mine will be a vehcile sent to Greece as a result of Operation Mincemeat which decieved the Germans into thinking the Allies would be landing there rather than Italy.

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

  

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 4:10 AM

aeroplanegripper

Hi, would you mind if i join please?

I would like the opportunity to build my 1/72 Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair as used in Bougainville by the USMC.

 

Can't wait to see that one. I don't usually do Pacific based subjects. But i do like the Corsair and have been considering the Tamiya kit.

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

  

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:44 AM

Hey Check, I am totally in.  May be a bit before I can get to it, but I have another "vintage" kit that I think totally fits.  Tamiya 1/35 SU-85. 

Just started (barely) work on the F4F for the Midway GB, gotta finish a KV-1 for the Russian Armor GB, then on to this.  Thanks for hosting.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 1:44 PM

Welcome to the GB:

Jack, Mark, Bish, Dwayne!

Very glad to have you join in.  You've picked some great subjects.  Looking forward to 2018 and seeing your projects!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:41 PM

I would like to join in the fun! I will be building an Italian Infantry vignette as part of the battle of Nikolayeva. The Italian attempt to break out of the Stalingrad pocket in Jan. 1943. I will be using Royal Models 1/35 Italian infantry Russia kit representing the Alpini Tridentina division. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:04 AM

I’ll be in with something... so many choices in the stash. Are partially started builds ok? Less that 25% I’ll say...

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 3:26 PM

Welcome to the GB, Griffin and stik!  Very good to have you join the project.  I've added you both to the build roster.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:55 PM

Check, are started builds OK? Or does it have to be un started?

 

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 Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:58 PM

Sorry, stik; I missed that the first time you asked.

Started builds are OK by me.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:07 PM

checkmateking02

Sorry, stik; I missed that the first time you asked.

Started builds are OK by me.

 

Ok, sounds good... I have a HS-129 that is started but a long way from done... this will be a good excuse to finish it. Summer 1943 Kursk.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:08 PM

CMK, I'd like to chime in with a 1/72 FW-190Aa-3 as operated by the Turkish Air Force in 1942-43 please. I'll use the Tamiya 1/72 FW 190A-3 as the base kit.

Cheers

Tony

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 4:21 PM

Build roster is updated.

stik:  do you have a manufacturer and scale for the HS-129?  I'll include it if you do.  Nice selection that you don't see all that often.

Tony:  that's a novel choice:  Turkish Air Force.  I haven't seen that before, and didn't know the FW made it there.  It'll be interesting.

Welcome to the GB.  Thanks for participating!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 07, 2017 4:54 PM

I'm in Check. I need to look at the stash.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:55 PM

Glad to hear it, Steve.  Always a pleasure seeing your builds.  Roster is updated.  I'll post your project when you decide.

Welcome to the GB!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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