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D-Day 70th Anniversary Group Build

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We are using the guidlines for the 65th GB as I think they are short and sweet and give all the criteria required....And hope the hosts for that build do not mind it being used again, thanks.

The guidlines

The timeframe will be June 1st 1944 to August 20th 1944, and if it flew, drove, ran, and floated in that timeframe and was in the theatre then its in.
Part builds to the normal 25% completion (host discretion, GB mods have final say in a dispute)
As a guideline all allied aircraft must have invasion stripes unless you can show evidence that none was carried.
All vehicles, ship and aircraft must have unit marking that was in the theatre in the timeframe.
Although we have quite a large timframe covering most of the battle of Normandy. We would like to encourage entries that conform to the spirit of the GB and are as near in time to D-Day as possible.

Your hosts for the GB are Arniec and Swordfish Fairey .....

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This is the current list of combatants.........


1. Parabat


2. Harry Lime


3. WAFU


4. wellzy


5. Arniec


6. neal


7, Lancfan


8. Dazdot


9. Robw_uk


10.Bootneck


11.Doug Rogers


12.PaulJ


13.smuts


14.depressed lemur


15.Dazzio


16.vppelt68


17.trickyrich


18.Mish


19.Swordfish Fairey


20.ozz


21.Procopius


22.Caerbannog


23.CliffB


24.Woody37


25.-NEU-


26.Wez


27.Maltadefender


28.Atom.uk


29Stephan


30.Shar2


31.Radleigh


32.HansRegglesen


33.SleeperService


34.JOCKNEY.


35.Enzo Matrix


36.Tim T


37.Pabbi


38.Crossy


39.Erwin


40.Shermaniac


41.AndyC


42.arnobiz


43.thepureness


44.sean


45.bobster


46.Sgeek


47.badger


48.AndrewE


49.Mozzy19


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Please stick me on the list T, about time I done the Dakota in my stash,

Cheers

Sean

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Thank You Tony for putting this up. I have been away on Holiday for two weeks without any internet.

I hope to do more in the comming period towards the start of the GB.

The most important part of this GB will be to have fun with your build.

Cheers,

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I think I'll do "Johnnie" Johnson's Spitfire IX.

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As I said on the previous thread, I'll be doing Jack Collins' Tiffie MR-? flying out of Holmesly South on D-Day. Nothing epitomises D-Day like a Tiffie!

Wez

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My effort will be the Mulberry LST pier, which consisted of 3 x Spud Pontoons interlinked with RCP pontoons and with the sloping buffer pontoons for the LST's. All this will be in 1:350 scale which will allow for all these items within the space available.

Mike

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Yep, :bleh: I've played my joke and got a bite there Smudge! I'll remove it now. :D

Mike

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Going through my options at the moment, I'm quite tempted to build the 1/48 Italeri spitfire mk. IXc as the beer truck version. Just reading through references to see if this kits qualifies as a D-day build.

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Well I think I will be building a tank, and no problem using the guidelines as I was one of the hosts, I think Erwin was the other host.

It wasn't me.

I only hosted the PTO and BoB groupbuilds.

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It's a real shame they never got to use The Great Panjandrum in the end, I've been looking for an excuse to scratch build one. I'll have a think and come up with something obscure to do :P


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As I said on the previous thread, I'll be doing Jack Collins' Tiffie MR-? flying out of Holmesly South on D-Day. Nothing epitomises D-Day like a Tiffie!

Wez

Nuts, was thinking of that myself! Having lived on the edge of the New Forest for a number of years, I've got plenty of scope for aircraft (I like to do models that have some connection to family, locality and things like that). But have to agree, nothing says D-Day like a fully armed Tiffie! Might have to do Charles Green's aircraft, but I'll decide if it's 1/72 or 1/24th nearer the time.

Mark.

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It's a real shame they never got to use The Great Panjandrum in the end, I've been waiting for an excuse to scratch build one. I'll have a think and come up with something obscure to do for this build :P


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What can be build on the German side ? :fuhrer:

Only the two Fw 190's that flew over Sword Beach in terms of planes. No tanks saw action on D-Day itself.

Maybe I could do a MG,FLAK or PAK bunker

Edited by Erwin

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Hi Chaps,

Can I join the GB? I'm looking to build a Typhoon, a tank of some type or another and possibly a ship....maybe.

Rob.

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Nuts, was thinking of that myself! Having lived on the edge of the New Forest for a number of years, I've got plenty of scope for aircraft (I like to do models that have some connection to family, locality and things like that). But have to agree, nothing says D-Day like a fully armed Tiffie! Might have to do Charles Green's aircraft, but I'll decide if it's 1/72 or 1/24th nearer the time.

Mark.

It had to be a Hampshire based Tiffie for me for the same reason (I live in Hampshire). I stayed at the camp site that's based on the old airfield a few years ago and tried to imagine what it was like on that fateful day - very busy sprang to mind!

Obviously, if the 1/24th scale kit is out then I'll go for that - I can't believe Airfix will miss a marketing trick like that.

Wez

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What can be build on the German side ? :fuhrer:

Only the two Fw 190's that flew over Sword Beach in terms of planes. No tanks saw action on D-Day itself.

Maybe I could do a MG,FLAK or PAK bunker

A number of German armoured divisions were at rest/rebuilt in the west. These were fully equipped with all kinds of equipment to choose from for the modeller given the time frame of this GB. As you say, limiting yourself to just the invasion day pretty much leaves you to look at the static defences employed at the beach areas.

Pilot Emil Lang is pretty interesting, running up quite few strings of victories, beginning June 8th. He would end up being the highest scoring Luftwaffe ace on the invasion front.

regards,

Jack

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What can be build on the German side ? :fuhrer:

Only the two Fw 190's that flew over Sword Beach in terms of planes. No tanks saw action on D-Day itself.

Maybe I could do a MG,FLAK or PAK bunker

I think you are wrong about the panzers.

The 21st Panzer Division was already in the facinity near Caen and drove to the coast near Lion sur Mer.

From there they retreated back to Caen to not be crushed between the canadian and British Bregades that landed on D-Day.

If my memory serves me well they mainly hade Panzer IV's.

But if you want to build a Nice Bunker, than that is always welcome as well.

Take a look here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21st_Panzer_Division_(Wehrmacht)

This might help.

Cheers,

Edited by Arniec

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Can you count me in as well please. It will be something land based. Wheeled or tracked.

No definitive ideas at the moment but have a hankering for 'floaty' Sherman,

launched_DD_Tank.jpg

a well camo'd 75mm

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or something a bit off the wall.

800px-German_turret_at_Omaha_Beach.jpg

Failing all that and as an emergency standby there will be something without wingy things :winkgrin:

Permission to close and take station?

Steve

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