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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Boba Nette, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. JCalhoun

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    For GBIV,how does November 1st to January 1st sound?
    BTW,I love that platoon of Shermans,JC.I gots to build me one of them in 1/72 I think.
     
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    sounds good to me!

    So up till now, we've got:

    GB IV data.
    subject: Captured vehicles
    rules: any likely captured vehicle is allowed. Extra parts are allowed. Photos or written data proving your vehicle is likely or existed, would be nice.
    date: starting: november 1st, 2007(midnight GMT), finishing: January 1st, 2008, (midnight GMT).

    Unless someone has problems with the specs given above, I'm willing to leave it like this. How about it fellas?

    I'm itching to get started!
     
  4. Ricky

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    Ok, I will be in. A November start gives us enough time to enjoy our table. And it helps that I won't have to buy a kit this time.

    Shame we can't do aircraft though... :wink:
     
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    captured aircraft??
    that'd be new in my world.
    please tell me all about it!
     
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    The winner picks the subject.Some day we might.
     
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    It was pretty common, either aircraft that crashed landed only lightly damaged were repaired or occasionally pilots would defect or even on odd occasions land at the wrong airbase (One example of the Fw190 was nicely handed to the RAF by a pilot who got lost and didn't realise which side of the channel he was on).

    Only rarely would they be used in combat due to recognition problems (Although there is a legend of an Italian pilot who used a captured P-38 to infiltrate US formations, how much truth there is in it is another matter though... and the Luftwaffe secret ops flight (KG100?) used a variety of captured Allied types, mostly B-17s, for special missions), but often they would be used to evaluate enemy designs and establish countermeasures where appropriate, usually re-painted with new roundels, markings or paint schemes suitable to the new owners.
     
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    Conspiracy! This is why you never vote for me! :grin: :lol:

    Don't worry ST, I'm not seriously complaining. The nice thing about building AFVs is they are so much smaller than aircraft. :wink:
     
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    As much as I like aircraft, there just seemd to be something not kosher about building planes for tank site. Maybe if you include a tank shooting at the plane. :wink:

    I'm happy with the GB IV rules so far.
     
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    Hi toastinator :wink:

    thanks for your post! That's indeed an interesting theory, and stories.
    I wonder what the british groundcrew would have thought when the Fw109 came pulling into the hangar...
     
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    Is it possible to sign this GB w/ a finished kit? :D
     
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    It would be fair to say that this discussion group has a pretty wide ranging remit overall though, I'd see it more as building a model for a predominantly modelling forum. If that model happens to be of an aircraft...

    Yeah, they seem fair enough to me. I hoping to be able to give it a shot this time myself.
     
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    We start each GB from scratch.
     
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    The whole point of having a start date is that everyone starts their kit at the same time, so: No. It is entirely on your own honour and honesty to follow the rules.
     
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    nice to see that all of you agree with the rules so far. I suppose we're going to do it by those rules then?
     
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    A shame really, otherwise I would already have my submission:

    [​IMG]

    :grin:
     
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    Yes, I still remember this one! Where did you get a nazi flag, by the way?
     
  18. Ricky

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    I made it.

    Soak a piece of tissue in PVA glue, drape it over the area you want it. When it dries take it off, cut it to shape and paint it. Then stick it back on after you've painted the model.
     
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    Me too.

    [​IMG]
     
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    And you'd win. :)

    I still love your Yankee StuG
     

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