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As a result of the close-down of the UK by the British Government last night, we have made all the Buy/Sell areas read-only until we open back up again, so please have a look at the announcement linked here.

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Tally ho!

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Mazal Tov to one and all. so we made it was there any doubt!? Now so many kits, so many choices???? So little time. I for my part have never ventured into the 1/32 scale area and am think of doing the old or New Revell Spit. I have a PCM Hurricane and it may even be a toss up of following Brett Green's guidance on "making silk from a sows ear" and doing the Matchbox 109e

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:yahoo: Excellent! I am hoping to do at least one Mk.I Spitfire (Tamiya) with some aftermarket stuff but I have some other ideas (if not the cash!!!).

Hope that's okay Procopius/Enzo Matrix?

Can't wait!! :yahoo:

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Well this is exciting! Only seven short months to wait.

:yahoo: Excellent! I am hoping to do at least one Mk.I Spitfire (Tamiya) with some aftermarket stuff but I have some other ideas (if not the cash!!!).

Hope that's okay Procopius/Enzo Matrix?

Oh, naturally. I'm quite excited to see what everyone builds.

Allowable subjects for this GB:

UK/Empire/Commonwealth/Free European forces

  • Any aircraft from a Battle of Britain squadron during the Battle; eligible squadrons are so named in AMO N850, and can be found here or here.
  • Figure or vehicle kits modelling a vehicle or person that can be proven to have been at a Royal Air Force Battle of Britain airfield during the battle; the burden of proof to rest upon the builder.
  • RAF air-sea rescue launches that can be proven to have been in service during the battle; the burden of proof to rest upon the builder.

Axis Powers

  • Any Luftwaffe aircraft from a unit participating in the Battle of Britain, within the timeframe of the Battle as accepted by the RAF. As the Germans lost the war (spoiler alert, sorry), they did not provide a convenient battle honor list of squadrons or whatever heathen unit organization they used for our delectation; this Order of Battle from August should serve as a useful starting point, and in general, it should be fairly obvious. As always, when in doubt, the burden of proof rests upon the builder.
  • Any aircraft from the dread Corpo Aero Italiano during the timeframe of the Battle as accepted by the RAF, an order of battle for which may be found here.

Obviously there are a lot of potential subjects that had to be left out, because for a time, the entirety of the war was the Battle of Britain, in one form or another. The omission or exclusion of anyone or thing from the build is in no way intended as a slight against their contribution to the final victory, and, if I may be so bold, to the preservation of a world worth living in. All played their part; but to keep the build manageable and thematically unified, we were forced to make some difficult choices.

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I'm toying with the idea of a 1/48 CA Hudson ................................................................ :mental::mental::mental::mental::yikes::analintruder:

Before you ask................... YES totally bonkers.....

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Spitfire 1 from me probably using a 'legacy' Airfix 1/72 kit.

I may also chip in with one of the new Defiants (maybe even in parallel).

Trevor

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Convinced my wife to let me buy a HE111, JU88 and DO17Z all in 1/48 scale but thats a lot of model. But it was a good excuse. May nip in a 1/48 JU87B

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I'm just climbing in at one end of my stash and building everything relevant until I come out of the other side, or run out of time, whichever is the sooner :hobbyhorse:

Cheers,

Stew

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I hope to divide my builds into two categories: Made in Britain and Finished in Britain.

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You guys are tempting me to get involved. Most likely use this as a good excuse to buy a Hurricane kit.

I hope to divide my builds into two categories: Made in Britain and Finished in Britain.

:lol:

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Might go with a JG53 Bf-109, one of those where the crews painted out the swastikas to say "up yours" to Goering.

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Spitfire or Hurricane, or possibly both! I'll have to think up something interesting and different if I can - I've already done an RAF Gravesend BoB dio from a few years back, so will need to find a new twist...

Sadly by Dad was still an apprentice Electrician at Northfleet Paper MIlls at the time of the BoB and didn't get called up to the RAF until Feb '41 so I can't wrangle my ongoing project into this GB :)

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Might go with a JG53 Bf-109, one of those where the crews painted out the swastikas to say "up yours" to Goering.

Oh yes! :thumbsup:

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I'm toying with the idea of a 1/48 CA Hudson

:hmmm: Sounds interesting. Details please.

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I'll be building a couple of Sweet 1/144 Mk.1 Hurricanes. PIt Off Leonard Walter Stevens and Plt Off Arthur Victor Clowes.

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Hi to Procopius and Enzo

I'm in this GB, soon will choose the kit............

What do you think about a V-156 Chesapeake Mk.I based at Lee on the Solent 1940 ?

is relevant to the GB ?

Ettore

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I think you'll find that the Chesapeake Mk.I is not on the Official Order of Battle Fulmars Sea Gladiators and Martlets are the only FAA types But if someone knows different?

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