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#1 Obi-Jiff Kenobi

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:10 AM

Well folks, Mish mentioned recently that the GB calendar is pretty full up to the start of 2012, and that started me thinking: are there any anniversaries that could be marked that year? One that springs readily to mind is the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the American air forces in Britain in 1942. A GB could include any type that was based in the UK, from 1942 through to the end of the war in Europe. Any model would have to be in authentic markings for a British-based machine, and the GB would also allow figures, ground support vehicles and equipment, buildings, airfield dioramas, etc.

Hopefully there'll be enough interest from both sides of the pond (as well as around the world) to get this one up and running, and it'll give us all an excuse to build the (hopefully) lovely new Revell B-17G.

So, who's up for this?

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:24 AM

I'm sure I have something in my pile that fits this theme.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:27 AM

Yes please. I've got a P-51 I want to build as a UK based aircraft.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:34 AM

Oooh yes please!

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:13 AM

Please count me in. I'd build either a razorback P-47D or a P-51B in olive drab and 1/48. Or, if the new 1/72 Revell B-17G has been released by that time, a... well... a B-17G...

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:54 AM

That's five of us so far, and in less than two hours. Looking good, folks, looking good. Might be time to stock up on olive drab and Glenn Miller records.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:56 AM

In 1/48 I've got B-17s and P-51s aplenty. Probably I'd do the B-17G with escort. Yummy!

Although can we make this quite a long build, pretty please?!?

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:01 AM

If I'm going to finish anything, it'll have to be a very long build!

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:25 AM

Sounds like an interesting one Obi, like your forward thinking

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

Always in motion, the future is.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:53 PM

Sounds good to me. Two years notice may just give me enough me to get a project together and clear the decks to finish a build within the time. :blush:

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:58 PM

I could be up for this with a Willys Jeep or 3, and a B-24 (my fave USAAF heavy)

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 04:01 PM

Sounds good to me. Two years notice may just give me enough me to get a project together and clear the decks to finish a build within the time. :blush:

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Same for me too!

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 04:04 PM

I have a 9th A.F. Hasegawa 1/72 B-26 that I want to finish at some point- would that be eligible?

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:07 AM

I have a 9th A.F. Hasegawa 1/72 B-26 that I want to finish at some point- would that be eligible?

If this goes ahead I'm assuming standard GB rules would apply, so as long as it's no more than 25% done it should be fine.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:17 AM

Two years out, my my we are optimists.....!!! :analintruder: Picking a subject>>>>I'd like to build a model of the a/c that Glen Miller was lost in...

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:19 AM

I am also hoping that revell's new B-17G is as good as the Lancaster, He177 or Fw200 they've recently produced, so you can count me in with a Fortress or two should it be a winner.

The parts count is about 25% down on the Lanc. About 50 parts in total, but hopefully that wont mean a compromise with the detail. No Merlins on a B-17, and not as many bombs, so hopefully that is where some of the part count has been lost. I hope it has options for late/early bits and all that jazz.

If not, I'm sure over the next year I'll pick up something American and eligable!

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:28 AM

Ten of us so far (eleven if Mish wants to build something), so it's looking good.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:33 AM

Well, Revell have posted sprue shots of the new B-17G, so this might give the thread a boost - hopefully.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:25 AM

Apparently it didn't. Well, anyway, there are ten of us so far:

Obi-Jiff Kenobi
Erwin
Jazzy Jase
maltadefender
Enzo Matrix
Phil B
Daz Greenwood
Mentalguru
CPNGROATS
rowmk9

Maybe this shameless bump will bring in a few more :pray:

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