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75th Anniversary of 1944 Group Build (World at War)

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75th Anniversary of 1944 Group Build (World at War)
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 23, 2018 11:03 AM
It's about a month till we enter 2019, and that brings us to the 75th anniversary of the year 1944. 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 1944, the way it appeared in 1944.  You can select any subject from any nation, using any scale.
The year 1944 offers up a wide range of subject matter for all the theaters of operation:  D-Day in Europe was a major event; so also the Battle of the Bulge.  The Red Army entered Poland in January.  The "Big Week" bombing campaign was in progress.  The "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" decimated Japanese airpower.  Operation "Market Garden" happened.   And that only names a few of the major events.
The home fronts in the various participant nationss could provide other suitable subjects for modeling. 
The GB will run from 1 January, 2019 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 1944 anniversary build.
 All of the previous "World at War" GB's are still open for new participants, and those who haven't finished yet.
 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 23, 2018 11:03 AM

1944 Group Build Roster

checkmateking02:  TBD

EBergerud:  TBD

Bish:  Fine Molds 1/72 Me 410B-1

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 23, 2018 11:04 AM

Reserved for finished builds

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Posted by EBergerud on Monday, November 26, 2018 2:51 AM

I'll be in for some kind of tank and plane: probably a Tamiya SU-76. And some kind of plane - or maybe that 1/700 USS Bogue I've got?

Eric

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 26, 2018 3:05 AM

How did i miss this post over the weekend. Start me off with the Fine Molds 1/72nd Me 410B-1. I am sure i will add at least one more later in the year.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, November 26, 2018 3:16 PM

Thanks, Eric and Bish.  I've added you to the build roster.  Good to have you participating again.  

I'll update when you finalize your selection, EB.  I like the idea of the Bogue.  It appears she was in a Measure 32 scheme in '44.  That ought to look good.

Nice choice, Bish.  It's a plane I'm not very familiar with, but it looks pretty impressive and dangerous.

For myself, I'm kind of undecided between some 1/700 Dragon destroyers I've had for a few years; or maybe USS Iowa in late 1944 measure 32.

 

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