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80 Years of the Mighty 8th GB

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:02 PM

Bish, that is very kind of you, I'll be sure to let you know. This is a great place to be.

Regards

Tony

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

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:47 AM

Welcome aboard guys. I'll be getting the roster updated at the weekend.

Tony, if you have issues with the decals let me know. I have 2 of those kits in the stash and i have AM decals for both. If yours are no good i can send you both my sets over.

 

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:55 AM

I'd like to enter a 1/72 Hasegawa P-47 please Bish. If the decals are ok it will be 'Little Chief' of the 56th F.G., 8th Air Force. There's potentially more entries to come but my new policy is to get on top of one before I add any more.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:36 PM

Count me in.  I've got a 1/48 scale kit of a P-51D by ICM, depicting an aircraft from the 4th Fighter Group.

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:38 PM

If the assembly kit comes with the armement, then I can go that route. I have more decal options with the D.  But I did find an interest J to build.  Decisions, decisions.  

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:16 AM

Glad to have you on board Scott. I am trying to get another B-24D myself and i would prefer the Hase kits, but they are not cheap. I have built one of the assembly ships and have anotehr in the stash, and they are different. They do include everything you need to build an armed bomber so would just need decals if you wanted to take that option.

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, November 22, 2021 4:09 PM

Sign me up if I can ever find, and afford a B-24 to build.  It looks like only the 1/72 Hasagawa and Minicraft Js are the only ones on the market.  The D thats available is an assebmly ship, which might be interesting.  

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 13, 2021 2:28 PM

Roster updated guys. Glad to have you all on board.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, November 12, 2021 7:07 PM

Well of course I'm in, a 1/48 Monogram B-24 most likely.

John

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:03 PM

So I went rummaging through the closet looking for an F-82 kit to use for this group build. I opened the box to find a partially assembled model AND the Starfighter decals I ordered this morning. In the plastic bag is another F-82 kit I think I was going to use to build Tom Reilly's XP-82 prototype.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, November 11, 2021 9:27 AM

Bish

Sounds god guys. An F-82 would be different. I'll get you on the list.

 

Well, I'm committed to this group build. I just ordered 8th Air Force F-82 decals for the Monogram kit. Fortunately I have two or three kits in the stash.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:17 PM

Bish,

Here's hoping I am in shape to join this GB come January.  If everything goes okay, I've got a 1/48th Monogram B-24J on hand to enter.

On the other hand, I've been waiting for the Revell 1/32nd Late Model P-51D.  It's released, but so far hasn't made it across the pond.  In case it makes it soon after this GB starts, I'll be doing it instead!

https://www.revell.de/en/products/modelmaking/planes/world-war-ii/p-51d-mustang-late-version.html

Gary

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 2:25 PM

Sounds god guys. An F-82 would be different. I'll get you on the list.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:01 AM

Bish

Look forward to having you on board Carlos.

 

Yeah, I'll be in with a 1/48 P-51D in one of the 8th's subordinate Figher Group markings.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:57 AM

Bish

Hope you can find somthing frank. Nice pic there. Do you kow if they are doing anything next year to mark the anniversary.

 

I looked over their website and there doesn't appear to be anything special scheduled for tomorrow. The museum has an ongoing series, "Target for Today" that willl be showing at 2:00 pm. "Target for Today" happens every Thursday at 2:00 pm.

I am thinking about a Thunderbolt or an F-82 for this group build.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:59 PM

Hope you can find somthing frank. Nice pic there. Do you kow if they are doing anything next year to mark the anniversary.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:55 PM

crown r n7

Hell's Angels of 303rd bombardment group 358th sqd.

 

Nice choice. Based at Molseworth where the first 8th AAf mission took off from in 1942 and along with Alconbury the only WW2 8th bases in England still used by the USAF.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 1:51 PM

You're welcome Nick. I recently finished it on Audiable myself. I was going to mark my G as "Thunderbird"

Steve

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:41 AM

Steve. I just ordered it on Kindle, I remember that cover thankyou,cant wait to get started on it.

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:06 AM

Bish, your group builds are always about such great topics. This GB might be a little too tough to resist. I don't have a subject or a plan yet but i think I am working on it. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth is just under 300 miles north of me near Pooler, GA. There is a B-47 parked outside near the front entrance to the museum. This is their B-17 inside of the museum: https://www.mightyeighth.org/

 

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:39 AM

Nice choice Nick.

You should check out the book

Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:24 AM

Hell's Angels of 303rd bombardment group 358th sqd.

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:25 AM

Glad to have you on board as always Steve, i'll wait till the weekend and uopdate the roster in one hit.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 1, 2021 4:44 PM

Bish, you know I always make room or your GB's. In fact I bought a 1/72 Airfix B-17G when you first anounced that you wanted to do an GB to honor the mighty 8th.

So he!! yeah I'm in mate.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 1, 2021 4:00 PM

Mopar Madness

Bian you are really exceeding expectations when it comes to group builds! I'm booked up on group builds next year but I might fit this one in. I will definitely let you know if I want to commit.

 

I'm sure you can squeeze one in Big Smile

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 1, 2021 3:59 PM

Look forward to having you on board Carlos.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:10 PM

I'm thinking of building a Mustang or two in the near future, so I might join in.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 31, 2021 3:56 PM

Bian you are really exceeding expectations when it comes to group builds! I'm booked up on group builds next year but I might fit this one in. I will definitely let you know if I want to commit.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:42 PM

Glad to have you on board guys.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:41 AM

Bish, Sign me up with an Eduard or Airfix P-51D-5

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