GB#27 THOUGHTS.....

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  1. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

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    3 weeks until the start of GB#27: Defense of Britain and the Atlantic WWII Allied or Axis. My choice is going to be Academy's TBM-3 in the Atlantic scheme of Dark Gull Gray and Non-Specular(groan) White. Found 3 aircraft so far, just numbers and insignia, easy peasey. If I get this done quickly I may decide to do a second one; Fairey Swordfish Mk.I, serving with 838sqn. at Dartmouth, N.S. Canada. Then again, I may do them in tandem.



    Geo
     
  2. rochie

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    Hmm.

    Could be an excuse to break out my Hurricanes for Douglas Bader and Willie McKnight !
     
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    Good Lord, that time already? I have a fair number of possibilities for this one but have not settled on a project yet. Gotta finish 2 jets first and at the rate I'm going, I'll never get there.

    Like Karl, McKnight's Hurricane is near the top of my list.
     
  4. rochie

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    Doing mine with black spinner and without the sky tail band, how about you Andy ?
     
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    Haven't thought this far ahead yet...many choices though...
     
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    Haven't looked that closely yet Karl. I have the Italeri MkI kit. In addition, I have a Beaufighter with 404 squadron markings, two Typhoons, a Tempest, a Swordfish........
     
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    Same here with Italeri Hurricane Mk I, though I have 2 so one for Bader and one for McKnight during BoB !
     
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    If my hands work, if I get some bl**dy sleep, and if I can finish the Stirling diorama and the two Starfighters, I might attempt to correct the Revell 1/32nd scale Spitfire MkIIa, to finish as one of George 'Grumpy' Unwin's mounts, with 19 Sqn at Fowlmere in September 1940.
     
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    Was thinking of coming at this one from the Axis side with a Bf 109E-1 and providing there is no objection. Was thinking of Hermann Graf but he was more involved in the Polish Invasion, then in the training role at the time of the phony war and then moved onto the Eastern Front, so that rules him out.

    However, I've found some decals that should do for the aircraft's involvement in the BoB, just need to wait for them to arrive, then we will see.
     
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    Never thought about Axis side, got 3 Bf 109 E-4's for my Helmut Wick collection.
    Also got a Tiffie and Whirlwind, Spitfire IX, Hurricane II, Fw190 A3 and a Bf 109 E3 !

    Going to be a more difficult choice than I first thought.
     
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    Actually, I have been British themed in my last and current builds maybe i should do a Vic and get back to a german subject!
     
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    Never though of this GB from that standpoint but why not.......
     
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    The start date has come and gone and no-one has jumped into the pool yet. Excerpt of the official subject description follows:

    "Aug 1st- Sunday Dec 6th 2015- GB 27-Defense of Britain and the Atlantic WWII Allied or Axis.
    Defense of Britain from the phony war to the 'D' Day landings in 1944 including Invasion Stripes coupled with the Atlantic War Mid 1940-1943. Opens the door for a host of aircraft, fighters, bombers, dive bombers, ground attack, land based or carrier based as well as Coastal Command aircraft either in search and rescue, ship launched, coastal or convoy defence and float planes."
     
  14. fubar57

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    GOOD. Nobody start. 2 more days in camp, 8hr. drive to Kamloops Wednesday, 8hr. return on Thursday, then we can all start.



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    May sit this one out. Having a hard time getting going on the builds I'm working on, maybe will just spend the next couple building whatever I want.
     
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    Too late! I'm first one in, though it will be slow going til I get my 262 and CF-104 finished.
     
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    I have absolutely no clue what I'll do. I guess I better have a look through the stash.
     
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    Was my wife's 40th yesterday and our 19th wedding Anniversary today, hope to get the Canberra finished tomorrow, so might get my threads up then !
     
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    Many congratulations to Annemarie and yourself Karl, also Happy Birthday Annemarie, hope you had a lovely day.

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    Thank you my friend
     
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