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Procopius

+++ Battle of Britain 80th GB for 2020?

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Their bodies were all our defence while we wrought our defences. 

 

-- Rudyard Kipling, "The Children"

 

 

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Hi @Procopius

 

Not sure how I've missed this one, but add me to the list please, haven't built anything BOB for years, so seems like a good place and hopefully relevant time slot to do it :) 

 

Ian :) 

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Surely participation is compulsory?

 

Count me in!

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31 minutes ago, Wez said:

Surely participation is compulsory?

 

Count me in!

If it's not compulsory, then it should be!!

 

Well done 😁

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I have my Airfix BoB set just for this (all 'in flight' and scrapping of course), don't know how I'm gonna build 4(!) models in the time allowed though :worry:

 

Davey.

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On 12/5/2018 at 3:29 PM, DaveyGair said:

I have my Airfix BoB set just for this (all 'in flight' and scrapping of course), don't know how I'm gonna build 4(!) models in the time allowed though :worry:

 

Davey.

I built five (two 109Es, three Spitfires) for the 75th GB. You can do it!

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....just noticed this. Perhaps I should commit, after all its far enough away for some planning to take place (..more like work out my excuses).  I can even see the Battle of Britain memorial from the back garden. If the weather is good, it'll be busy overhead...everyone and his dog pootles past for a look on a good day - even had three Broussards in trail formation last year.  I will dust off the Jagdwaffe colours books and find an Emil or two with some neat artwork ..or perhaps something a little more obscure. Actually I quite fancy doing the machine flown by Staffelkapitän Oblt. Günther Schulze-Blanck ..

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Hmm, I suppose I really ought to step forward. It would be rude not to. 

 

I already have examples finished of the main characters in the Battle, so I would expect to build at least one of the supporting cast that doesn’t normally get the acclaim for the work they did during the period. 

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Yes please. Will be a Czechoslovak Squadron Spitfire and or a couple of 109s as I fancy the new tool Airfix offerings 

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Can't believe I nearly missed this, permission to come aboard with something a little different ?

 

IMG_3983

 

cheers Pat

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Having just finished reading Tom Niels book; Gun button to fire.  All about his exploits of flying a Hurricane of 249 Sqn from North Weald during the BoB. It would be down right rude not to build a 1/48 Hurricane in his markings of GN-F.  Count me in.

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 "Well, there's not many of us, but we'll knock ████ out of some of you, at least for as long as we can."

 

-- F/O Geoffrey "Boy" Wellum, 92 Squadron

 

1. Procopius

2. Malpaso

3. LDSModeller

4. steveJ60

5. TEMPESTMK5

6. MarkSH

7. Franky boy

8. Corsairfoxfouruncle

9. PhantomBigStu

10. Robert Stuart

11. Grey Beema

12. GREG DESTEC

13. Ozzy

14. Cookenbacher

15. Rabbit Leader

16. dnl42

17. lasermonkey

18. Bonhoff

19. depressed lemur

20. jrlx

21. Colin W

22. Stew Dapple

23. Beard

24. Arniec

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26. Torbjorn

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8 hours ago, Procopius said:

 "Well, there's not many of us, but we'll knock ████ out of some of you, at least for as long as we can."

 

-- F/O Geoffrey "Boy" Wellum, 92 Squadron

 

1. Procopius

2. Malpaso

3. LDSModeller

4. steveJ60

5. TEMPESTMK5

6. MarkSH

7. Franky boy

8. Corsairfoxfouruncle

9. PhantomBigStu

10. Robert Stuart

11. Grey Beema

12. GREG DESTEC

13. Ozzy

14. Cookenbacher

15. Rabbit Leader

16. dnl42

17. lasermonkey

18. Bonhoff

19. depressed lemur

20. jrlx

21. Colin W

22. Stew Dapple

23. Beard

24. Arniec

25. stevehnz

26. Torbjorn

27. Hockeyboy76

28. nimrod54

29. Edge

30. Joss

31. 06/24

32. Smudge

33. wimbledon99

34. Redstaf

35. Wez

36. FalkeEins

37. Heather Kay

38. Valkyrie

39. Jockney

40. Retired Bob

 

 

Erm,  COUGH! COUGH! …… and me, sir!

 

Having a bit of 'Modellers Block' at the moment, but should be fine by 2020!

 

Davey.

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Hi

Just to whet the appetite of the undecided, here is Airfix's Avro Anson built for the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 1981. Wombourne ASVC (now IPMS Wombourne), had a display in some cabinets in the center of Dudley over the summer to commemorate the event. Most club members participated and this was my effort as a 16 year old, now 38 years old herself. The first model I ever airbrushed. Kit decals and Humbrol paint of course. 

 

20181028_135046

 

20181028_135058

 

She's lost a few aerials over the years and the MG is long gone. The maps are still on the navigators tables though.

As a finished model she's sailed round the world twice at least so maybe further than some of the originals.

 

Colin W

 

 

 

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All being well I might have some time by then( looking to take a belated retirement from work) , so yeah, count me in. Might actually do a German one and a a Brit one.

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I'm with you old boy.... just left my model behind. :pilot::pilot::pilot:

 

 

Dick

 

Something from Manston as it's just up the road from me???

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Okay might as well sign me up, I've got Hurricanes and Spitfires to build at some point, plus some ground vehicles (NOT an Austin Tilly) that could fit in :)

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2 hours ago, DaveyGair said:

 

Erm,  COUGH! COUGH! …… and me, sir!

 

Ack!

 

Jeszcze Polska nie umarła,

Kiedy my żyjemy

 

[Poland has not yet died,

So long as we still live.]

 

--  Józef Wybicki, "Pieśń Legionów Polskich we Włoszech" 

 

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2. Malpaso

3. LDSModeller

4. steveJ60

5. TEMPESTMK5

6. MarkSH

7. Franky boy

8. Corsairfoxfouruncle

9. PhantomBigStu

10. Robert Stuart

11. Grey Beema

12. GREG DESTEC

13. Ozzy

14. Cookenbacher

15. Rabbit Leader

16. dnl42

17. lasermonkey

18. Bonhoff

19. depressed lemur

20. jrlx

21. Colin W

22. Stew Dapple

23. Beard

24. Arniec

25. stevehnz

26. Torbjorn

27. Hockeyboy76

28. nimrod54

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30. Joss

31. 06/24

32. Smudge

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37. FalkeEins

38. Heather Kay

39. Valkyrie

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41. Retired Bob

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By the time this happens I'll be well settled in my enforced early retirement :) I'll being joining in too please Sir. One will be the Spitfire that lasted 15 minutes as a nod to all the workers and maintenance people who didn't get to see the Battle at the time. I may do an Italian aircraft as well. Very brave men in inferior aircraft who paid heavily.

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"The only pilots who were successful in fighting the Spitfire were those who had their eyes everywhere, and always attacked by surprising them from behind. Dogfights between Me 109s and Spitfires, where possible also with flaps extended, ended mostly fatally for the 109."

 

--Major (later Oberstleutnant) Hanns Trubenbach, Kommandeur I/LG2 and later Geschwaderkommodore of JG52.

 

1. Procopius

2. Malpaso

3. LDSModeller

4. steveJ60

5. TEMPESTMK5

6. MarkSH

7. Franky boy

8. Corsairfoxfouruncle

9. PhantomBigStu

10. Robert Stuart

11. Grey Beema

12. GREG DESTEC

13. Ozzy

14. Cookenbacher

15. Rabbit Leader

16. dnl42

17. lasermonkey

18. Bonhoff

19. depressed lemur

20. jrlx

21. Colin W

22. Stew Dapple

23. Beard

24. Arniec

25. stevehnz

26. Torbjorn

27. Hockeyboy76

28. nimrod54

29. Edge

30. Joss

31. 06/24

32. Smudge

33. wimbledon99

34. Redstaf

35. Wez

36. DaveyGair

37. FalkeEins

38. Heather Kay

39. Valkyrie

40. Jockney

41. Retired Bob

42. Paul J

43. jenko

44. Kallisti

45. SleeperService

46. Rafwaffe

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I'm definitely very interested, please count me in.  

 

Cheers,

 

Matt

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Looking like a winner here PC 👍, you’ll be at 50 before you know it. 

Edited by Corsairfoxfouruncle

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On 1/16/2019 at 6:41 AM, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Looking like a winner here PC 👍, you’ll be at 50 before you know it. 

If that is an age joke, I'll have you know young man, many of us are safely north of 50 already !  ;)

 

Cheers Pat

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29 minutes ago, JOCKNEY said:

If that is an age joke, I'll have you know young man, many of us are safely north of 50 already !  ;)

 

Cheers Pat

 

No not an age remark 😉

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