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(HISTORIC BATTLES) Battle of the Bulge 60th anniversary Group Build--starts Nov. 1

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(HISTORIC BATTLES) Battle of the Bulge 60th anniversary Group Build--starts Nov. 1
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 7:08 PM
The d-day build inspired me to start this one. This group builds subject is the battle of the Bulge Ther was interest in this build in the armor forum but I put it as Historic battles instead of listin tanks planes etc.

GUIDELINES

Axis or Aliied vehicles that were used in the Battle of the Bulge
Any scale
Armor, aircraft, figures,and dioramas are acceptable
Aftermarket and PE can be used

DATES

This build will start on November 1st and end sometime in late febuary or march


MEMBERS
ddayomaha...Academy M-18 Hellcat, Tamiya King Tiger
rebelreenactor...Academy M-36 Jackson, vignette
ewc2003...Tamiya M-20 (Patton's)
Tigerman...Academy M-18 Hellcat
wbill76...Dragon Panther Late
ModelGrandpa...Hasewaga 1/24 Willys Jeep
wibhi2... diorama
DanCooper...diorama of Sherman memorial
Jwest21...King Tiger
Tediam..Band of Brothers diorama
Thumper___3...Tamiya 2 1/2 ton truck, DML Jeep and trailer.
Thumper's Daughter...Italeri jeep
Andy89...Tamiya Hanomag
charlesw...
fiasco...Italeri C-47 "Eightball Charlie"
erich von...Kampfgruppe Peiper diorama with King Tiger
balta1...M10 ersatz panther, Tamiya tank and CMK conversion set.


Maybe...
MurderDogg



I hope this build is a success and if you have suggestions or comments on the guidelines please share.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 29, 2004 5:58 PM
Could one of the administrators put this in GB the Armor GB topic please

Thanks in advance,
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 30, 2004 11:41 AM
I put it in the Armor GB sticky post and in Aircraft, Figures, and Dioramas as well. Good subject. We're planning on having some Battle of the Bulge coverage in the January 2005 issue, which hits the streets ca. Dec. 1--right around the time BoB anniversary news coverage and specials on PBS, The History Channel, etc. should be coming on. Have fun!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 30, 2004 12:24 PM
Cool. thanks a lot, I'm hoping this build will gain some more momentum before November first!
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Posted by Model Grandpa on Friday, July 30, 2004 3:34 PM
I think I'll throw my helmet into the ring on this one. I will be building Dragon-Hasagwa's 1/24th scale jeep kit. Just ordered the kit, said it was in stock, hope it's the right vintage.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 30, 2004 7:38 PM
Okay, I'll put you on the list.

What do you mean by vintage?
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Posted by Model Grandpa on Friday, July 30, 2004 10:05 PM
The jeep was used for years...I hope that this is a WWII vintage and not say a Korean War vintage jeep.

Note: I have now researched the kit and it is a WWII version of the Jeep so it will work for the build.Smile [:)]
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Posted by wibhi2 on Saturday, July 31, 2004 12:59 PM
I'd like to be in on this.......undecided if I want to do a small section of 101st AB frontage ( fox holes and/or bunkers diorama) or say an M16 half track.
3d modelling is an option a true mental excercise in frusrtation
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 31, 2004 4:56 PM
Okay I'll put you on the list but I wont put down a kit until you decide, unless you're doing both
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Posted by wibhi2 on Saturday, July 31, 2004 7:51 PM
okay......thanks.

I've firmly decided to do something I have never done before. I'll do the diorama. 1/35 scale using DML and Verliden figures and Accessories, I suspect.

Time for research
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 31, 2004 10:38 PM
Okay I'll put you down for that
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Posted by wibhi2 on Sunday, August 1, 2004 10:38 AM
ddayomaha,
You'll have a wonderful time with Academy's M-18. I've built that kit and thouroghly enjoyed it. My only word of caution is: be patient and take your time with the suspension, it can be a bit of a bear (especially when you mix up right and left assemblies.)
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Posted by ewc2003 on Sunday, August 1, 2004 11:21 AM
OK, gonna do the M20 as Patton's Command Car. Just have to make a windshield, command plates for the car, and, oh, yeah, gotta get a Patton fig...anyone have an extra "Famous Generals" set from Tamiya Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by wibhi2 on Sunday, August 1, 2004 4:20 PM
how's about the trumpet horn?
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Posted by DanCooper on Monday, August 2, 2004 6:09 PM
Hi, normally I'm not really an armor-guy, but since this GB is about something that happened in my country, would like to give it a try.
No I have an idea, but I don't know if you would accept it as Battle of the Bulge (we actually call it the Battle for the Ardennes) GB :

Eversince the end of the war, one of the Shermans that were left behind is placed on a pedestal in the center of Bastogne, I was thinking, of making a diorama, not of the actual battle, but of people visiting this monument, remembering the people who have given their lives for our freedom.



But offcourse, if you don't accept this, I could be doing the battle-thing instead...

BTW, unfortunately the crew of this tank didn't make it, it was hit anti-tank weapon
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Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 12:18 AM
Sounds cool Dan, good luck. I think it would me a rememberance to the brave crew who served on her.

I'm going O.D with the Academy Hellcat.

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Posted by DanCooper on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 5:17 AM
Thanks tigerman, I'm going to need all the luck I can get, since it's about 20 years ago since my last tank.
Normally I do civilian (motorcycles) and military aircraft...
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Posted by ewc2003 on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 7:50 AM
Oh, yeah, forgot about the horn... thanks! Squadron's Armored Cars In Action has some good shots of Patton in his car, so I'm gonna give it a shot.
Matt ------------------------------------------------- "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 12:24 PM
Dan Cooper, that would definately qualify!

Sorry i was gone yesterday, my dad was instaliing a new computer

I just started a vignette of The Bulge today but that wont count for the build.
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Posted by DanCooper on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 5:39 PM
Well, in that case count me in for it...Smile [:)]

I may drive up to Bastogne (Bastenaken in Flemish) to take some more pics before I start building, but since only start by Nov 1st I've still got time to do so (it's still about 200 miles away)


Hey ewc2003, are you still in for our UH60 groupbuild as well ? Voting about the GB-icon be held by end of August, and your first design is still in the running Big Smile [:D]

Anyway, as soon as get a Sherman-kit I'll tell you guys about it, one more thing, I know that there are a lot of M4's out there, could somebody tell me exactly what make this one is on the picture ??? Thanks a lot.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 7:49 PM
I'm sorry but I cant help you out there Dan, all I can see is that it is a Sherman (I'm no sherman expert)
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Posted by Model Grandpa on Thursday, August 5, 2004 11:59 PM
Woo hoo... .the 1/24th scale Hasegawa jeep arrived today! I think I'm going have to order up the PE set for it, but for now it's unopened and on the shelf so I can concentrate on the the Budget GB and Mustang Ranch GB.

Anyone know of a set of chained tires in 1/24th scale for a WWII Willy's Jeep?
Regards, Dan Building Scale Models At The Speed Of Dark
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Posted by Aaronw on Friday, August 6, 2004 11:10 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by DanCooper

Anyway, as soon as get a Sherman-kit I'll tell you guys about it, one more thing, I know that there are a lot of M4's out there, could somebody tell me exactly what make this one is on the picture ??? Thanks a lot.


Not positive but I believe it is an M4A3 with a 75mm gun.


I think I'd like to get in on this too, but I'll have to do some thinking about what to build.
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Posted by DanCooper on Monday, August 9, 2004 9:35 AM
Thanks Aaron, I think I'll drive up there next month and take some detailed pictures, just to have enough material.
I know where to find another Sherman a bit closer, but I'm not shure if it's the same type.
Oh, and a few miles away there is even another one, but that one doesn't even look like a tank anymore, it's all cut to pieces and made into a monument, I'll post a picture of that one someday, could be interesting for somebody who screwed-up a kit Smile [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 5:05 PM
Sorry I've havent posted lately but i've been busy doing crappy summer reading/writing homework for school!Sad [:(]
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 5:48 PM
Hmmm... would like to get in on this, but my first choice would be an M18. Seeing as there's two of those already, I'm gonna have to see if there's anything else I've got that would qualify. Maybe a Nebelwerfer...


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Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 9:35 PM
Steve, just because a couple of us are building the Hellcat, doesn't mean you can't join in. I might possibly do my Greyhound still.

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Posted by wbill76 on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:29 PM
Looks like I'm the only one looking to build an Axis representation! I'm planning to do Dragon's 1/35 Panther Late A (boxed as a D-Day commemorative but should still work for the Bulge!) Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by JWest21 on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 7:45 PM
Well, I have been reading about the group builds, but haven't been in one yet. I would like to join up. When do I need to decide what I am going to build?
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Posted by JWest21 on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 8:26 PM
I was thinking of either a Panther or a King Tiger. Tamiya's King Tiger Ardennes has been calling to me for a while now.. Wouldn't want wbill76 to be all alone on the Axis side, either
Jason "There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." -D. Barry
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