Anyone else looking forward to GB18 Heavy Hitters

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  1. tigerdriver

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    Already starting to give this some thought, possibly because a lot of my favourite aircraft ( and indeed about half my stash) fall effortlessly into this one :)

    I think I will do a Beaufighter, as I have 2 of the Tamiya 1/48s " in stock" and am currently looking at some subject ideas and decal availability .

    Anyone else already concocting a plan ??
     
  2. rochie

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    i am thinking of doing my supermodel Hs129 B-3 !
     
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    Loads of ideas! My Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster KMoY, ND578, Y for Yorker...or a Trumpeter 1/48 Vickers Wellington Mk.I C, for a Polish crew, that's still MIA...

    Then again, I've got a few B-17's, B-24's, B-29's, a B-26 Marauder...... :oops:
     
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    I have a Ju-87, a P-47, and a B-24 for possibles.
     
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    What I'm thinking...

     
  6. rochie

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    hmmm could also be an excuse to do a B-26 or B-25 i have in the stash
     
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    I've got quite a few that would fit, including the 1/32nd scale Ju88, and 1/48th scale Ju88, He-111, Do 17z, B-25, Ju 87, and more - but I'll be too busy getting other stuff done, including that 32nd scale '88, for Museum projects. Doubt if I'll have time for a GB until after August!
     
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    Well, oh you procrastinators, I'm doing a 1/72nd Lanc. I've had this one planned for a long time, then GB18 Heavy Hitters came along, perfect.

    467 Squadron, Lancaster Mk III, Ser No EE143, PO-J. Target Lille FRANCE NORD. Lost 10 May, 1944.

    This one was lost with the son of one of Annie's neighbors, who she used to call her grandmother and grandfather. His parents also used to take in children in need, after the war and loss of their son. They were the "safe house" in the neighborhood and the children used to flock to them. It was a terrible loss for them, as all sons, brothers, uncles and fathers were. I have a family photo of Kevin to post as well.


    Name: WAIGHT, KEVIN CAMPBELL
    Initials: K C
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Flight Sergeant/Nav
    Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
    Age: 20
    Service No: 424239
    Date of Death: 10/05/1944
    Target: Lille
    Additional information: Son of Leslie Samuel and Ina Isabel Waight, of East Maitland, New South
    Wales, Australia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Cemetery: FRANCE NORD HELLEMMES-LILLE COMMU AL CEMETERY
    Grave: Row B. Grave 15.
     
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    I have in mind for now 4 different versions for heinkell 111:

    h16 7./KG4 the "General Wever" 5J + ER
    h5 1./KG53 the "Legion Condor" A1 + AH
    p-2 3./KG255 "edelweiss" 25 + E33
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    the safest is the latest version.

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    I am researching for after a Tu-2, Pe-2, SB2, PE8, Halifax....... all 1/72

    and finally I have a b-17 g monogram to 1/48 of the version that has everything inside is visible or not a huge challenge and not even know if I'm ready for that challenge.
     
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    I am a school administrator, so I am hoping to be able to jump in on this GB since it covers the summer break. I still work all summer, but things do slow down a lot without kids here every day. :) I have a Dauntless Dive Bomber in the stash that might be just the thing for this one.
     
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    I don't want to bite off more than I can chew with this, but I'll definitely be building a 1/32 Avenger from the British Pacific Fleet off of HMS Formidable. If I'm able, I've got a few other options but the main ones are Hammy Gray's Corsair off the same carrier if it fits in with the parameters, but there's also a B-17 I have in there.
     
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    Heavy hitters is next? ALOT of options for that one - maybe time to get into the Lincoln conversion...
     
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    I've been waiting for this GB, too. As I don't do bombers, it will mean a vacation. I'll sit back and watch...

    Charles
     
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    If I get a positive (fingers crossed) answer from Sanger, to buy their 1/48 Boulton Paul tail turret, then I'm in trouble, having to pick either of the two Polish bombers, both very interesting, Wellington MIA after a bombing raid and the B-24 after mission dropping supplies over Warsaw, during the uprising in '44..
     
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    Unless I change my mind....this is my proposed Heavy Hitter!
     

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    nice stuff coming up !

    i am deffo on the Hs129 with the big gun and might chuck in the B-26 as well
     
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    Wayne :thumbright:

    I'll be doing this one:

    9_64.jpg
     
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    Nice choice Andy. Tamiya kit, or Revell?
     
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    Excellent choices lads!
     
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    Revell Terry. Any feedback is welcome.

    I had actually started this a while back and we'll have to see if the members have a problem with it. Just a bit of painting if I recall correctly. If that doesn't work, I could bring in a Do217.
     
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