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Aces on the Wrong Side of History- 2018 GB Feeler

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Aces on the Wrong Side of History- 2018 GB Feeler
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Sunday, April 1, 2018 9:01 PM

Hello everyone! 

Now that I've participated in a few groupbuilds, and tried running one on the modelmakers subreddit, I think I'm ready to give it a go on the FSM forums. So, this is a feeler.


The GB I'm interested in is called 'Aces on the Wrong Side of History'. The idea is: projects which replicate the steed flown by either an ace or high scoring or otherwise notable pilot/crew, serving with an Axis power between 1938 and 1945. It would run for 9 months- from whatever time I make (if I make) an official GB post, to 9 months later. 


The GB prompt is fairly open ended. What is considered 'notable'? For simplicities sake, if the person in question can be found on a wiki, they instantly qualify. If they can be found in a book, they qualify. If they are considered an ace, or completed a long tour, they qualify. Any aircraft from any period and any front in the allotted time will be permitted. the only rule is that the aircraft must be in the markings of that pilot or crew. 


So, if anyone else is interested, let me know. I don't need a ton of people to express interest- four or five others, and I'll go make a couple of badges and put up the official post. If you want to participate but have other idea's/questions, post them up and i'll answer or take them into consideration. 


If you want, I'll see you all later


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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:24 PM
Sounds like a good idea to me, one thing I want to do is build a model of every bf110 night fighter pilot with over 50 kills.


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Posted by mawright20 on Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:54 PM
Love the idea. Since we know most history is written by the victors, this would be an opportunity for those less than recognized to actually come to the forefront.
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 2, 2018 1:01 AM

Interesting idea. I am going to be building a 1/48th Ju 87G-2 this year. The aircraft i am doing was flown by Hans Ulrich Rudel. While not an ace in German terms, he is credited with shotting down 9 enemy aircraft, he was the most highly decorated German from WW2 and is credited with destroying over 500 Russian AFV's plus sinking 2 sips and destroying numerous other ground targets.

If thyat counts, i am in.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Monday, April 2, 2018 8:57 AM

Great idea, count me in I have a hankering to build the Me 109G of Gunther Rall. This is the man who finished the war with 275 victories, 272 on the Eastern Front. I am very lucky to have a signed print of himand his aircraft.

Best Regards


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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Monday, April 2, 2018 5:29 PM

Hello Everyone!

I decided to go ahead and make it. If you've already said you want in, please post your submission to the official GB thread-

I've also got badges posted. See you there.


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