GB 23 Winter War Eastern Front WWII-Allied or Axis

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  1. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    This GB is less than a couple weeks out folks, so any thoughts, questions or ideas on it, here's the place

    The way I see it, this includes the Soviet-Finland winter war of November 1939-March 1940 as well as the June 1941-May 1945 Eastern Front (Germany), Great Patriotic War (Russia) and encompassed areas of Central, Eastern and Northern Europe and in the later stages, Southern Europe (the Balkans), Germany and Austria………………..Please chip in if I've got this wrong or missed somewhere.

    So lots to choose from folks.

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    #2 rochie, Jul 19, 2014
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    great stuff, i should be back in for this one !

    got a russian P-39, La-5 and the usual Bf 109 G-6 and if i can find decals for a Barbarossa bird an Fw 109 A-3, my Bf 108 might fit as well, need to check decals for that one though.
     
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    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    Good on'ya Karl. Be nice to see you back in the melting pot.
     
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    I was gonna do the same VVS Yak I did for Aces, but with winter wash overall.
    I may have to dodge thisone tho for some of the HARS builds......
    But then in the 14 of Aug is my shoulder op......... can't come soon enough.
     
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    cheers mate, wont be doing any white schemes though i like the cammo too much !
     
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    It will be great to see you back into a GB Karl.

    Vic, I've been thinking of this one for a while and was going to post an intro today so thanks for doing that. It looks like you've pegged the theme very well.

    I have two lined up for this one: Ju87R-2 winter scheme using Hasegawa's kit decals for J9+LL and Peter Bremer's Bf109F-2 Black 12"Hermannchen" just to tease my airbrush skills.

    2_12_b1.jpg Bf109F 2_JG54 Bremer Profiles.jpg
     
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    I just purchased a Polikarpov I-16. It' going to be a "captured" Finnish aircraft and it will be my first Eduard's model. Gotta see if I have Finnish decals in the decals stash or my to do stash.

    Geo
     
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    #8 rochie, Jul 19, 2014
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    Just checked my Bf 108 only has decals for Balkens campaign !

    Have not done Bf 109 for a while so I will do my G-6 and P-39, Academy and Monogram kits
     
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    I really outta do a Russian rig some day as well......
     
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    Geo I got the Finnish decals from the Hasegawa P-40 M kit if you want them, don't know if sizes are correct though ?
     
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    I saw a Hungarian heja in the local hobby shop and was thinking of doing that.
     
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    I don't know, but I'll ask anyway....

    Does this include the far north?

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    Got too many options for this GB in my stash - Il-2, Ju 87B G, Bf 109E, Bf 110, Fw 190A-4, Yak-3, Me 210 (Hungarian), etc. Obviously have some deciding to do, but, considering my GB track record so far, I hope to finish at least one of them in time.
     
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    Jan I would vote yes, as long as your choice does not involve the Norwegian campaign. However you might want to reserve your choice for GB27 "Atlantic War".
     
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    That's why I ask young man...

    Seing those based up in the far north, in Norway or Finland flew against the VVS Northern Fleet(?) or the convoys....

    Maybe worth looking into...
     
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    if its to do with the Arctic convoys then yes for me
     
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    Eduard I-16 is a great little kit as well Geo
     
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    Somehow the only thing I own that would fit is a 1/48 Finnish Bf 109G-6, so that will probably be what I go with.
     
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    Now, if I'll take part, have cleaned out the workbench completely and I mean completely see of that will get the mojo back, I'm thinking a reconnaissance Ju 88, D-1 or D-2...

    Seeing that this lassie can be confusing sometimes....

    From the famous Wiki:

    Ju 88 A-4
    Improved variant. Longer span wings, due to rounded wingtips. Modified with new bomb dropping equipment to produce a A-15 "special" bomber variant. The Ministry of Aviation refused to authorise mass production of the A-15, as the wooden bomb bay "bulge" caused too much drag and a thus a reduction in speed.

    Ju 88 A-5
    Earlier models of Ju 88 upgraded with longer A-4 wings and other equipment.

    ......and..

    Ju 88D
    Long-range photo-reconnaissance variants, based on the Ju 88 A-4.

    Ju 88 D-1
    Long-range photo-reconnaissance variant based on Ju 88 A-4.

    Ju 88 D-2
    Long-range photo-reconnaissance variant based on Ju 88 A-5.

    Does this mean, that earlier models before the A-4, when upgraded as it says, with A-4 wings etc., were 'A-4s' or very similar, as in seeing the difference with the help of the W.Nr?

    Does this also go for the D-1 and D-2 long range reconnaissance version, or...?
     
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