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  1. I thought about this a lot and I'm thinking that 2023brings a lot of significant 80ths the fall of stalingrad, Zitadel, Anzio, the defeat of the Afrika Corp, Gadalcanal (I think), all representing the tide turning against fascism in world war 2. From a historical perspective I'm fascinated by the European war and to a lesser extent the Mediterranean, but for some reason I'm not that interested in the Pacific war. Anyway I digress. The proposal woult be for any German, Soviet or allied equipment used during the Zitadel offensive, that includes a pretty large swath of aircraft, AFVs, lots of scope for dioramas and other equipment. Anyone else intetested? 1. @Marklo 2. @Robert Stuart 3. @Rob S 4. @Ozzy
  2. I do enjoy the occasional AFV and haven’t many German tanks in the collection, and so decided I must build a Hetzer. I knew it was derived from the Czech CMK 38 but a little research showed that there many many variants produced. I thought we’d throw in the 36(t) too as it opens out the build a little bit more. In total about 400 panzer 35(t) and 1400 panzer 38(t)chassis were built and in every conceivable configuration from Bergepanzers through anti aircraft, self propelled guns and of course Jadgpanzers and Marder IIIs ( not I or II) There are also lots of kits including some of the more unusual variants available. Seeing how we don’t seem to have that much Armour STGB proposals for 2022, I thought I’d start one. So the build would be anything built on a 38(t) chassis or any proposed E-10 vehicle in any scale. 1. @Marklo 2. @ColonelKrypton 3. @Stef N. 4. @Tim R-T-C 5. @Corsairfoxfouruncle 6. @Rob S 7. @Robert Stuart 8.
  3. Not sure if this is the right place to list an idea for a group build ( if it’s not could I kindly ask the mods to move it to the right place) but here goes. Sopwith Aviation was founded in 1912 and pretty active prior to WWI going on to produce iconic fighters like the Camel. In 1920 they went in to voluntary liquidation. That same year Tom Sopwith and Harry Hawker founded the Hawker aircraft company, having purchased all the Sopwith assets and paid off all the creditors. in 1935 Hawker acquired Gloster who continued to trade under their own name releasing the Gladiator that same year. Then in 1936 they merged with Siddley who also owned Armstrong Withworth and AVRO, to form Hawker Siddley. In 1945 they acquired AVRO Canada. 1952 they acquired the remnants of the Bristol engine company and De Havilland and Folland. Then finally they were incorporated into British Aerospace. As part of the proposal, only post merger aircraft would count, so for example the Gauntlet would not but the Gladiater would. So if you follow the time line through you get a large slice of British aviation with the Sopwith heritage as the linking theme. Starting with Sopwith naval aircraft including the hurricane and on to the Harrier. Actually my only niggle is it may be too broad and maybe Sopwith on its own would be enough for a good GB. Just checked my references and including one offs and prototypes Sopwith on their own comprises about thirty types. On @dnl42a suggestion it might be a good idea to keep it to the main Sopwith/Hawker/Hawker Siddley line otherwise it sort of becomes becomes British aircraft 1912 to 1970 . Thoughts suggestions, critiques 1. @Marklo Well of course 2. @Ted 3. @Corsairfoxfouruncle 4. @MarkSH 5. @zebra 6. @dnl42 7. @Andwil 8. @bigbadbadge 9. @CliffB 10. @Adam Poultney ? 11. @Colin W 12. @Ray S 13. @Torbjorn 14. @mackem01 15. @TEMPESTMK5 16. @Wez 17. @franky boy 18. @John Masters 19. @ColonelKrypton 20. @galgos 21. @JosephLalor
  4. A minor brainwave. What about an Aircraft of the Aces GB; any aircraft from any conflict but must be either flown by an ace and/or have more than five kill markings. Personally I have a nice Eduard Albatross, a Couple Camels( well 4 actually), a SPAD and some N17s in the stash that would all do nicely. 1. me of course 2. @DaveyGair 3. @TEMPESTMK5 4. @Ted 5. @Corsairfoxfouruncle 6. @Grey Beema 7. @2996 Victor 8. @jackroadkill 9. @MattG 10. @klr 11. @Paul J 12. @Tim R-T-C 13. @vppelt68 14. @JohnT 15. @stevehnz 16. @Andwil 17. @theplasticsurgeon 18. @Tim R-T-C 19. @John Masters 20. @Black Knight
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