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Aces on the Wrong Side of History GB - 2018

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Aces on the Wrong Side of History GB - 2018
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Monday, April 02, 2018 5:24 PM

Hello everyone!

My feeler post recieved the minimuim number of interested people or me to watn to do this, so here we go! 

This GB focuses on aces, notable pilots, and incredible aircrews who fought and flew for axis powers from 1938-1945. 

RULES:

-What is considered notable? As a general rule, if they've got a wikipedia page, they are in. If you can read about them in a book, they are in. If they are an ace by their countries standards, they are in. If they complete a long or notable tour of duty or highly specialised mission, they are in. Even if they are not an ace by their nations standards, if they are noteworthy in another aspect, (i.e. Hans Rudel) they are in. 

-The person in question must have fought for an Axis power or Axis-allied nation.*

-The aircraft MUST bear the markings of that pilot or aircrew.

-Any front, any time within the alloted period.

-Any scale, any material.

-Already started builds are accepted, as long as you haven't started painting the main airframe.

-Please, post WIP's. 

-Aftermarket laden or straight out of the box, all that is fine. 

- The build will run from today (April 2, 2018) to December 31, 2018. (If people are not done by that point, I wouldn't mind stretching it out into 2019)

-EDITED 1pm EASTERN US TIME, April 13, 2018: figures and busts, should they meet the above requirements, are now permitted as well. 

BADGES:

*some odd cases could be considered. For example, though the Soviet Union is considered an allied nation, if you can find soviet planes or soviet aces that took part in the joint invasion of Poland, that might be considered an Axis-allied pilot. 

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Monday, April 02, 2018 5:23 PM

Come on in and join the party! Currently, we've got 17 modellers participating!

ENTRANTS

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-TheWaggishAmerican: Airfix 1/72 Bf-109E-4, (Hans von Hahn), Tamiya 1/32 A6M2 (Fusata Iida)

-Mopar Madness- Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G6 (Alfred Suraus )

-Rambo- Eduard 1/48 Bf 110 (Felix-Maria Brandis)

-Bish- Hasegawa 1/48 Ju-87G-2, (Hans Rudel) 

-Taxtp- Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109G-14 (Eric Hartmann)

-Gregbale- 21st Century 1/32 Bf-109G-14 (Nils Katajainen)

-crown r n7- Tamiya 1/48 A6M5 (Tetsuzo Iwamoto)

                   Tamiya 1/48 Brewster Buffalo (Hans Wind)

-modelcrazy- Academy 1/72 Fw 190A8 (Hienz Bar) 

-aeroplanegripper- AZ Models 1/72 Bf-109F4 (Gunther Rall)

-jgeratic- MJ Miniatures 1/10 Werner Molders

-ExtremeTeam- Eduard 1/48 Fw 190A-4 (Hans Hahn)

-Zvezda1980- Hasegawa 1/48 Bf 109G10 (Heinz Ewald)

-hogfanfs- Hawegawa 1/48 Bf 109G2 (Alfred Grislawski)

-TomcatModelKits- Hobby Boss 1/48 Bf 109G6 (Erich Hartmann), Academy 1/72 Bf109G-14 (Eric Hartmann)

-GMorrison- Hasegawa 1/24 Pkw.K1 Kubelwagen  Type 82 (Hans Joachim Marseille)

-kyleSD70MAC- Tamiya 1/48 Me 262A-1a (Franz Stigler)

-ShattenSpartan- Hasegawa 1/32 Fw-190D-9 (Gerhard Barkhorn) 

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Monday, April 02, 2018 5:24 PM

COMPLETED MODELS

BUILDS COMPLETED: 7

TheWaggishAmerican: Airfix 1/72 Bf.109E-4 (Hans von Hahn) 

aeroplanegripper: AZ Models 1/72 Bf 109F-4E (Gunther Rall)

crown r n7: Tamiya 1/48 A6M5 (Tetsuzo Iwamoto)

 

modelcrazy: Academy 1/72 Fw 190 A8 (Heinz Bar)

rambo: Eduard 1/48 Bf-110 (Felix-Maria Brandis)

Bish: Hasegawa 1/48 Ju-87G-2 (Hans Rudel)

Mopar Madness: Eduard 1/48 Bf 109G6  (Alfred Suraus)

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:20 PM

Nice badges.  Ok, count me in!  I’ll be good for something 1/48 Luftwaffe. Subject is TBD.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, April 02, 2018 9:00 PM
Count me in I'll let you know what ace here the next few days.

Clint

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Monday, April 02, 2018 9:52 PM

Mopar Madness

Nice badges.  Ok, count me in!  I’ll be good for something 1/48 Luftwaffe. Subject is TBD.

 

 
Thanks! Added you as TBD.

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Monday, April 02, 2018 9:53 PM

Rambo

Count me in i'll let you know what ace here in a few days.

 

I'll keep an eye out! You're added as TBD

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 1:57 AM

Count me in, i'll be building the Hasegawa 1/48th Ju 87G-2 as flown by Hans Ulrich Rudel. It was next in line to be built after my current 251, so its perfect timing. I should be able to start it next week with any luck.

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 6:36 AM

Count me in please, I'll advise a subject in a few days. 

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 9:26 AM

I'd like to come in with the 21st Century 1/32 Bf109G-14.

I'll do a very minor cosmetic 'conversion' to depict the tall-tailed and Erla-haubed G-6 that was the last wartime mount of Finnish 35-victory ace (and Mannerheim Cross recipient) Nils 'Nipa' Katajainen.

Greg

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 12:56 PM

Im in with a tamiya 1/48 A6M5 zero.Lt, JG Tetsuzo Iwamoto with 80 kills. some thing different  

  

 Nick.

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 2:52 PM

Taxtp, gregbale, crown, welcome! I've added you the the roster. 

Crown, I can't wait to see someone build that kit! I've been eyeing it myself for a while.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 3:49 PM

Put me down for TBD. I need to see what I have and can do.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 10:40 PM

modelcrazy

Put me down for TBD. I need to see what I have and can do.

 

added

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 11:55 AM

Hi WA,

Could you count me in on this GB?

I have the AZ Model Me-109F-4 in 1/72 of Gunther Rall I would really like to do.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 12:27 PM

WA,

OK I got one, if you accept crossovers from another GB.

1/72 Academy Fw-190A8 flown by Heinz Bar.

Steve

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 1:02 PM

I'm interested.  No problem finding a subject,  finding bench space/time is another matter ...

Do have a question, what about an aircraft subject that was flown before reaching the customary ace status of five victories?

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 1:26 PM

Modelcrazy, I updated your entry. aeroplanegripper, welcome! I've added you to the roster. 

 

jgeratic

I'm interested.  No problem finding a subject,  finding bench space/time is another matter

Isn't that the truth!

 

jgeratic

Do have a question, what about an aircraft subject that was flown before reaching the customary ace status of five victories?

 

As long as the pilot went on to meet the criteria, it's all good. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 3:02 PM

Ok, I’m going with Eduards 1/48 Bf 109G-6.  Specifically, Alfred Suraus chariot with the cool yellow eyes on the gun bulges. He had 45 confirmed kills! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 3:05 PM

Mopar Madness

Ok, I’m going with Eduards 1/48 Bf 109G-6.  Specifically, Alfred Suraus chariot. He had 45 confirmed kills! 

 

Updated!

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 7:18 PM

After looking over the stash and what marking options I had I've picked Eduards BF 110 E as flown by 14 kill ace Lt. Felix-Maria Brandis he was killed in 1942 when he crashed on the return leg of a combat sortie during bad weather.

BF110 E 1

Clint

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 10:49 PM

Waggish, thanks - for now just put me down as TBA.  I've an idea what I'd go with if I started right now, but that could change altogether by the time the bench clears up.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 11:59 PM

Rambo, you're updated. jgeratic, I've added you. 

Also, I've started on my builds! Pics to come tomorrow. 

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Posted by ExtremeTeam on Thursday, April 05, 2018 5:00 PM

If you will have me, I would like to take part in this group build.  I would like to enter with a 1/48 Eduard FW-190A-4 in the markings of Major Hans "Assi" Hahn with 108 victories.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, April 05, 2018 5:12 PM

Hi Wags,

I won't be joining because I've got too many irons in the fire.

But, I wanted to say that I'm impressed by your hosting. You're doing it the way it should be done.

Bill

 

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Thursday, April 05, 2018 9:24 PM

ExtremeTeam, welcome! I've added you to the roster. We're doing the same ace :) I'm doing his 109, though.

 

GMorrison

Hi Wags,

I won't be joining because I've got too many irons in the fire.

But, I wanted to say that I'm impressed by your hosting. You're doing it the way it should be done.

Bill

 

It's too bad that you couldn't join in this time. If you don't mind me asking, which parts of my hosting am I doing well? I want to be sure to continue doing those things. 

-TheWaggishAmerican

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Thursday, April 05, 2018 10:30 PM

Over the last two days, I got a fair bit done on my Airfix 109 submission- I went from virtually untouched kit to fully assembled airframe, ready for primer and painting. The build starts with the cockpit, and it fits with typical airfix new-tool ease. There's a fair bit of detail as well, and I haven't installed the IP yet. 

I assembled the cockpit as one sub assembly, and began painting. I pre-shaded the interior frames with NATO Black, and sprayed the cockpit with Vallejo RLM 02. Once that dried, I used oils to build up a bit of grime in the framework, and picked out details. Here is the only picture I apparently took of some cockpit detail pre-installation. 

As I prepared to join the fuselage halves, tradgedy struck! Due to my own benchtop negligence, I unwittingly dropped the left side- (in my shelf, the DISPLAY side) into a pool of polycement. This was the damage. 

A gob of putty and some sanding later, however, and the disaster was averted. With the hole filled, I assembled the rest of the airframe.

I then came to my first bit of indecision- whether or not to detail and display the engine. On the one hand, the engine provided is pretty nice. On the other hand, however, it is pretty simple. In the end, I decided to go ahead and do it. I just wanted to add a couple of distinguishing details of the E-4's engine. Looking at pictures, I tried to find prominent features I could add at the scale. On the right side, a very noticable (presumably coolant0 line was visible. So, using stretched sprue, I added this to kit engine and painted it blue. I also added a little joining cap to the point where the pipe enter the engine block proper. On the same side, I cut a little bit of stretched sprue, and added the electric starter onto the gearbox.

On the left, I simply painted the engine block. This section was painted black first, with the grey mount handbrushed with RLM Grey and 'grimed up' with burnt umber artists oils. 

The engine done, I sanded down my seams and sprayed primer. Tomorrow, I should be able to get a fair bit of painting done. 

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, April 06, 2018 2:17 AM
Waggish: We've all had a glue mishap like that before I'm sure you can sand it right out. You are doing a good job of staying on top of things hosting. I've got a armor build going on right now hope to be done with it by the end of the month then I should be starting on this build.

Clint

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, April 07, 2018 6:07 AM

WA, despite the glue accident, and i concur with Clint, we have all had that happen, that Emil looks great. I built the Airfix one a few months back and it was joy to build, looking forward to seeing it with the paint on.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Saturday, April 07, 2018 4:02 PM

Rambo
I've got a armor build going on right now hope to be done with it by the end of the month then I should be starting on this build.
 

 
Can't wait!
 
aeroplanegripper
  I built the Airfix one a few months back and it was joy to build, looking forward to seeing it with the paint one. 
 
Thanks! I've had the day to do nothing but paint- Just have to take off some tape in an hour or two and I can show the result of that process. 

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