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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
British Army Group Build 2020
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:52 AM

So, we have had the Brylcream Boys and the Senior service, now its time for the real work force in the UK's armed forces. 2020 is the time for the British Army Group build.

The GB will be open to any British Army subject, be it air, land or sea. From an RFC Bi-Plane of WW1 to an Apache AH-1, a soldier of the New Model Army to a Challenger tank or a river patrol boat, they can all be included. And just to claify, gliders in WW2 were flown by the Army's Glider Pilots Regt, so they are included as well.

While the British Army dates itself to 1660 and the restoration of the Monachy, and the formation of the English Army, it has its origins in the New Model Army of the English Civil War and so the GB can include subject's going back to that conflict. So if your a budding figure painter and you fancy a Napoleonic war's figure, now is your chance.

The GB can include none British subjects under British command. These could be Commonwealth troops in the N African desert or US Airbourne troops during Market Garden, or any other none UK forces. If your not sure, just ask.

And i am sure this will please any Bootnecks out there Big Smile, seeing as the Royal Marines do  have have their origins in the English Army and the Duke of York and Albany's maritime regiment of Foot formed in 1664, and as the RM were not covered by Steve's British ships GB, Royal Marine subjects can also be included.

The GB will begin on the 1st Jan and run throughout 2020. Partially started kits can be included, but the most important 2 rules are to have fun and post plenty of pics. Your build can be OOB or full of after market and cross overs are fine.

You only have to sign up for 12 months service instead of the minimum of 4 and while you won't get a Queen's Shilling, you can take your choice of one of 3 badges ( you lucky people).

Firstly, we have the good old British Square.

Then something for the flyboy's.

And finally, some modern armour. As soon as i saw this image, i knew i had to use it, would have been against Army Regulation's not to.

Any questions, just ask.

So, what you waiting for.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:52 AM

Orbat

Armor_Aficianado Tamiya 1/35th LRDG truck

BrandonK Tamiya 1/35th Challenger II

Bish  Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH Land Rover

         Sarnia Miniatures 1/10th ECW Bust

         Academy 1/35th Warrior 511

Eagle90 TBD

Gamera Bronco 1/35th A34 Comet

GMorrison 1/35th CDL (hopefully)

keavdog Italeri 1/48th Westland Sioux AH1

lewbud Hobby Boss 1/35th Land Rover WMIK

Modelcrazy Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

Mopar Madness Dragon 1/35th Saladin Mk.2

RealG Dragon 1/6th PIAT

Stikpusher TBD

taxtp Airfix 1/76th Matilda

         Airfix 1/76th Bofors & Tractor

The Drifter Dragon 1/35th SBS & kayak

        

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

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:45 AM

I'll be in with something once I am moved and have my workbench running again in a few months.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:47 AM

Count me in Bish with a 1/35 Saladin.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:59 AM

I'll look for drawings of a Canal Defence light. If I can find them, I'm in.

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:13 PM

Put me down for the 1/35 Hobbyboss Land Rover WMIK.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:28 PM

Bish: Count me in for something. Right now I'm thinking of the Bronco 1/35th Comet but I may as yet change my mind by the first of the year.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:17 PM

Hi Bish,

I'll start with an Airfix 1/76 Matilda please. I'll also do an Airfix Bofors and Tractor if that's ok to include.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:25 PM

I may overextend myself with all these GB's but I'll go down swinging. Put me in with a 1/35 Tamiya Challenger 2.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, November 18, 2019 3:07 AM

I'm in, with a Tamiya 1/35 scale LRDG Truck.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 18, 2019 6:54 AM

Glad to have you all on board.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Real G on Monday, November 18, 2019 11:32 AM

Bish,

I am seriously tempted - will 2020 be the year I actually finish a GB model?  Maybe.  Stick out tongue  My modeling buddies tease me that I have too many "British-British-British kits", so I have lots to choose from.

Oh what the heck, put me down for a DML 1/6 PIAT launcher.  It's weird enough, has been on my "to-do" pile forever, and I enjoyed playing the video game at Bovington!

And maybe down the line I can let a 1/6 Star Wars Sandtrooper use it...

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 18, 2019 11:56 AM

Yep Bish,

Put me down with the Acadeny 1/72 AgustsWestland Apache, you know the one.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 18, 2019 1:28 PM

Front page updated guys. Some very nice looking subjects already. Real, i have not come across that PIAT kit, that should be interesting.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 18, 2019 2:41 PM

I'm in with the 1/48 Italeri Bell OH-13 - as a Westland Sioux AH1

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 18, 2019 3:14 PM

Got you down John, good to see a couple of helo's here.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, November 18, 2019 4:02 PM

Bish

Real, i have not come across that PIAT kit, that should be interesting.

Bish,

The PIAT was from DML's line of assembly kits that I believe were based on pre-finished accessories that came with their 1/6 scale soldier figures.  It is quite rough, but it has a fabric sling and metal buckles.  I'll exhume it from the stash and post photos.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 18, 2019 4:09 PM

Thanks G, be nice to see it. I did look on scalemates and found that and some other 1/6th weapons.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:54 AM

Here is the DML PIAT:

As-found condition after exhumation from the stash:

Pieces parts.  Parts is parts:

Goody bag contents:

And an Enfield rifle:

Not really interested in the Enfield.  It will probably go back into the stash.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:14 PM

That looks rather nice, going to enjoy seeing that built.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, November 22, 2019 9:07 AM

So sorry I missed this one Bish....my apologies to you and the Queen!

I would love to be added to the list.  Not sure what kit yet (still moving in to the new place and all), but it will be something WWII.  Armour or a glider maybe.

 

 

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  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:36 PM

Hello Bish,

I have not been present lately due to work and remodeling the homestead. I am definitely in for this one. Below is my entry. It will be the tail end of January before I get started.

Jeff

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:58 AM

Good to see you back Jeff, was woundering where you had got to. Will get it on the list.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:18 PM

Bish

Good to see you back Jeff, was woundering where you had got to. Will get it on the list.

 

Thank you sir....I am looking forward to this. 

Jeff

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