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North African Campaign Shared Build 1st January- 31st May
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PostPosted: December 28th, 2017, 2:13 am 
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Hi here's the North African campaign shared build thread it's for any aviation /military or maritime equipment that took part in the campaign ,both unbuilt and part built entries are welcome so please put up your chosen builds
thanks craig


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North African Campaign Shared Build 1st January- 31st May
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Many thanks for getting this up and running and for your leadership, Craig.

Will definitely be playing along! I've got grand plans for a P-36/Hawk 75, Wildcat and possibly a Hurricane and/or P-40.

The Great Auk


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PostPosted: December 29th, 2017, 10:15 pm 
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oh i do like what you do with your P36's Auk, this will be my initial build 1/35 tamiya QUAD & 25PDR FIELD GUN

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along with this a have a few part builds that fit the bill and i will try to get them finished aswell,
this is one of them
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cheers craig


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I'd like to play along with my Takom M3 Lee. The kit represents an early M3, so I'll have to see if I can lift a few components from a stalled Academy Grant to update the kit to Operation Torch era configuration.


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I may have spoken too soon. The academy Grant also has pepper pot exhausts. Not sure I have anything else to rob.

Stay tuned, I guess.


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PostPosted: January 2nd, 2018, 6:24 pm 
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I had everything sorted out for my French N African Hawk 75/P-36 but then I discovered I needed that unusual French bluish/gray. I've got some paint on order that might fit the bill, but until then I think I'll start with this:

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I sent one as a gift to a friend but after doing so, I added it to my list. This is a little gem as the sprues show.

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Not only do you get two sets of wings but also two cowlings...

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..and two canopies, one open, one closed.

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The decals look great too.

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The painting guides are excellent.


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You really can't go wrong unless you intend to completely disregard it as I do since I have a different scheme in mind.

The Great Auk


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In an effort to reduce my pile (mountain?) of shame I'll be joining in with this.

ImageDSCF9216 by timothy jones, on Flickr

ImageDSCF9217 by timothy jones, on Flickr

ImageDSCF9219 by timothy jones, on Flickr

ImageDSCF9218 by timothy jones, on Flickr


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PostPosted: January 4th, 2018, 3:07 pm 
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hi i have made a start on the Quad gun tractor first as i would like to pose the 25PDR gun in action if i can find a suitable gun crew

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craig


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The first thing I had to do with the Hs 129 was paint the cockpit interior the correct colour as the instructions say the equivalent of RLM02. After that the fuselage was closed up and the wings and tailplanes added.

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The engines have been painted and the undercarriage assembled.

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