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75th Anniversary of 1945 Group Build (World at War)

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75th Anniversary of 1945 Group Build (World at War)
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:30 PM

The last year of the war has finally arrived!  The new year 2020 brings us to the 75th anniversary of 1945, and the conclusion of this series of GB's.

As with the other GB's, the purpose is to bring to mind the struggles and sacrifices made by all the combatants of WWII, so that we maintain our sense of awe, wonder and gratitude at these monumental events.

Rules of engagement remain the same as for the previous GB's:  build a model of anything in existence during 1945, military or civilian.  Whatever the subject matter, it should be in appearance the way it looked in '45, even if it saw use in previous years.

The last year of the war saw some pretty intense fighting still going on in Europe as the Allies closed in on Germany, and of course some fierce fighting in the Pacific Theater as well.

The GB will begin at midnight, 1 January, 2020 (your local time), and will end on 31 December, 2020.

Please remember, that all the previous "World at War" GB's will also remain open till then, so you can still complete a build for each year of the War, if you so choose.

Thanks for everyone who has participated so far, and for all of you joining in the 1945 GB.

Here is 1945's GB badge.

 

 

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:31 PM

Build Roster

Checkmateking02:  TBD

modelcrazy:  1/72 Revell Ki-45 Nick in American markings; 1/48 AMT Hs-129

Bish:  1/72 Revell S-100 S-Boat; Fine Molds Bf 109G-10; R.V. Aircraft Fw 190D-11

cbaltrin:  TBA

BrandonK:  Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 Easy Eight Sherman

tempestjohnny:  1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D

Armor_Aficionado:   1/35 AFV Club M-36 Jackson

crown r n7:  TBD

Glamdring:  1/35 Cyberhobby JS-1/JS-2

 scottrc:  probable warship

taxtp:  TBD

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:31 PM

Finish Photos

  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:51 PM

I'll come up with something. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:30 PM

Thanks, Steve.  Got you signed up.

  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:39 PM

Looking at my stash I have a few to choose from. 

V1, F4U, Me 410, Lockheed PV1, Hs 129, Ki-84.

I'm leaning toward the F4U.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:43 PM

O, i think i might be able to sign up to this Big Smile.

Who am i kidding, been waiting for this thread. I'll start off with 3 entries, all 1/72nd. First i'll be doing the Revell S-100 S-Boat, my first 1/72nd scale floaty thing. Then i will do 2 aircraft together. Fine Molds Bf 109G-10 and an R.V. Aircraft Fw 190D-11.

If i can, i hope to squeeze in some armour, but will hold off on that. Got a busy year ahead.

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

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:59 PM

All good choice, Bish and Steve.  Anything you all build will be outstanding, if the past is any indication of the future. 

Thanks for enlisting!

  

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:14 PM

I'm in, TBD

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:32 PM

cbaltrin

I'm in, TBD

 
Thanks for joining in, cbaltrin; you've been added to the roster!

  

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:40 PM

I'm going to be building an Easy Eight Sherman pretty soon. That should fit nicely into this build.

BK

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:26 PM

I added you to the roster, Brandon.  When you have a scale and manufacturer, please let me know, and I'll add that information.

Glad to have you sign up for this GB!

  

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:55 PM

It's a Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8.

BK

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 2, 2019 2:32 PM

Thanks, Brandon.  I added the information.

  

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, December 2, 2019 6:46 PM
I haven't finished 43 and 44 yet but....Put me in for a 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 2, 2019 8:54 PM

Good to have you join in, tj.  I've added you to the roster.

And--you have all year to finish up '43 and '44, too.  I'm way behind on the '44 USS Iowa myself.

Thanks for your participation.

  

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:10 AM

Checkmate, I'm in.  Put me down for an AFV Club M-36 Jackson, 1/35 scale, for now.  That may change later once I look through the stash, but tentatively that's what I'll be building.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:56 PM

AA:  Thanks for signing up.  I've added you to the build roster.  Good to have you join in!

  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:15 PM

I got it!

A Revell 1/72 Ki-45 Nick in American markings and an AMT 1/48 Hs-129. My wife fliped when she saw that kit on a vender table and wanted me to get it. How could I refuse Big Smile

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:12 PM

Done, Steve!  Thanks for the information.  Should make for interesting builds.

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:04 PM

I'm in with something.

Nick.

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Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:45 PM

I am in with Cyberhobby's 1/35 JS-1/JS-2!  I will be on the hunt for some AM decals for a Battle of Berlin subject.

Robert

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:36 AM

Since I have participated since 41, I want to join in 45.  I do not know what I would do yet, but probably a warship.  

Scott

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:28 PM

crown r n7, 

Glamdring,

 scottrc,

I've added you all to the build roster.  Thanks for participating again.  Glad to have your contributions to the GB. 

When you finalize your choices, please post and I'll update!

  

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:46 PM
Hi CMK, I'm in with a TBD. Maybe it will be an Me163, but I don't know if I can hold it back that long :) Cheers Tony

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:52 PM

Tony:  You're up on the build roster.  Good to have you back for another go around.  When you finalize your choice, please post and I'll update.

Always a pleasure!

  

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:42 PM

taxtp
Hi CMK, I'm in with a TBD. Maybe it will be an Me163, but I don't know if I can hold it back that long :) Cheers Tony
 

Sorry, no TBDs were flying in '45 :-P

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:02 PM

I wonder what they did with all of them?  Confused

  

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