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Hosted by John Pereira
Crusader to Gazala Campaign
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,524 posts
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 05:40 AM UTC
Why Gaz? Why why why???? I'm up to my eyeballs in my own campaign and you go and do this to me! Ohhhhhhhh hell count me in!

Now I'll have to see what fits into the time period.
iowabrit
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Iowa, United States
Joined: November 06, 2007
KitMaker: 529 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 06:08 AM UTC
Count me in too, I love desert stuff and have a number of 1/35th kits I could do.


GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,459 posts
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 01:30 PM UTC
Excellent! Glad to see more guys interested. Chris, With more than six months until the campaign begins, you should have heaps of time to clear a couple campaigns. And this proposed campaign is a bit longer than six months. So, more time, yet.

Gaz
Geoboffin
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 05, 2016
KitMaker: 33 posts
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 10:32 PM UTC
I'm in with the Tamiya Tillie. Proper British colours, none of this captured stuff.

I'll also see if I can dig out a completed Airfix Matilda in 1:76 I built about 30 years ago. My eyes were rather better then.
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 01:59 AM UTC
Richard,
Great to see you again. Looking forward to seeing a lot of British armor in this campaign. Hoopefully somebody has some of the older Cruiser tanks to build.

Gaz
iowabrit
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Iowa, United States
Joined: November 06, 2007
KitMaker: 529 posts
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 03:41 AM UTC
Maybe the new Gecko A10 will be out by then. If not, I have an unbuilt Cromwell Models resin one.... and an IBG Scammell arriving on tuesday but I doubt I will be able to keep my hands off that one
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 04:29 AM UTC

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Maybe the new Gecko A10 will be out by then. If not, I have an unbuilt Cromwell Models resin one.... and an IBG Scammell arriving on tuesday but I doubt I will be able to keep my hands off that one



Sadly so much British armor is unknown to me. Before recent reading, I didn't even know about any cruiser tanks prior to the Crusader.
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 10, 2016
KitMaker: 1,271 posts
ModelGeek: 42 posts
Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 05:02 AM UTC
Part of the "Campaign" experience for me is research and learning from the other entries- and this campaign really fits the bill!
Nito74
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
KitMaker: 5,245 posts
ModelGeek: 3 posts
Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 10:07 PM UTC
ok fellas !

Enlist HERE !

GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,459 posts
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 02:29 AM UTC
John,
Thank you for the quick approval!

Gaz
Knuckles
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Oregon, United States
Joined: March 09, 2017
KitMaker: 525 posts
ModelGeek: 26 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 03:53 AM UTC
So--looking at my stash, about half of my kits fall into this one. I'll do some research and figure out what to build.
tatbaqui
Staff MemberNews Writer
ARMORAMA
#040
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: May 06, 2007
KitMaker: 2,595 posts
ModelGeek: 38 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 03:58 AM UTC
Signed up.
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 06:43 AM UTC
Christian,
There are a lot of rarities I think fit in like the PzJag I and that handful of desert Stug's. Brit-wise, I have to acknowledge that I don't know enough.

Tat, Awesome!

I'm gonna try to do two for this campaign. I have a friend willing to sell me Miniart Valentine, and I have a Dragon Orange Box PZIIIg in my stash screaming to be built.

Gaz
Knuckles
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Oregon, United States
Joined: March 09, 2017
KitMaker: 525 posts
ModelGeek: 26 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 09:46 AM UTC
OK, I'm going to roll with my MiniArt Valentine Mk VI. I'll fit it out to a regiment in service at the time (TBD). It has some AM workable tracks from Bronco with it, and an RB barrel (I think it's the 2lber?). Anyways, should be a kick in the pants, and I'm looking forward to the sandy, sandy goodness.
tatbaqui
Staff MemberNews Writer
ARMORAMA
#040
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: May 06, 2007
KitMaker: 2,595 posts
ModelGeek: 38 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 10:19 AM UTC

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I'm gonna try to do two for this campaign.



That's a good idea Gaz. Given the long of campaign period I may try that as well.
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 10, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 07:36 PM UTC

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I'm gonna try to do two for this campaign.



That's a good idea Gaz. Given the long of campaign period I may try that as well.



That may be the best solution- 1 from each side...
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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KitMaker: 3,459 posts
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:08 PM UTC
Excellent!
ltb073
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New York, United States
Joined: March 08, 2010
KitMaker: 3,649 posts
ModelGeek: 2 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 12:05 AM UTC
Don't have anything in the stash except a Dragon Afrika Korps Panzergrenadier but I'm leaning towards picking up a Roden Opel Blitz Omnibus Model W.39 Afrika Corps

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/images/products/ROD/ROD00000808/ROD00000808_2_l.jpg

Anybody ever build this kit
tatbaqui
Staff MemberNews Writer
ARMORAMA
#040
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: May 06, 2007
KitMaker: 2,595 posts
ModelGeek: 38 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 04:53 AM UTC
Sal,

I haven't come across a build review. Here's an in-box review -- its in German, but maybe you can run it through an online translator:

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Roden/Opel_3_6-47_Omnibus_35/Rod_Opel_Omnibus.html

Check through this thread. One of the posters gave his feedback on the Roden Omnibus kits:

http://www.track-link.com/forums/news_industry/32586/flat

Cheers,

Tat

tatbaqui
Staff MemberNews Writer
ARMORAMA
#040
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: May 06, 2007
KitMaker: 2,595 posts
ModelGeek: 38 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 04:57 AM UTC

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I'm gonna try to do two for this campaign.



That's a good idea Gaz. Given the long of campaign period I may try that as well.



That may be the best solution- 1 from each side...



A Matilda perhaps? Well, there are Italian armor as well...
ltb073
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New York, United States
Joined: March 08, 2010
KitMaker: 3,649 posts
ModelGeek: 2 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 06:04 AM UTC

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Sal,

I haven't come across a build review. Here's an in-box review -- its in German, but maybe you can run it through an online translator:



Thanks Tat, I looked through the review lots of good photos of what comes with the kit I think I will pick it up for this campaign
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 10, 2016
KitMaker: 1,271 posts
ModelGeek: 42 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 06:56 PM UTC
Yes, I'm thinking a DAK 222 and an Italian tank- I have a Sahariana I want to build but it was introduced after Tobruk
I think a Carro Armato M13/40 should do the trick...
minas-ithil
#110
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Florida, United States
Joined: September 20, 2005
KitMaker: 246 posts
ModelGeek: 18 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 07:34 PM UTC
Fellow Gazalans,
I have signed up. Lots of possibilities. Thinking about some Italian tanks, Pz IIIJ, the new Tamiya Valentine, an old Grant partial build andor multiple of the above! Frankly, I would like to start now, but I can wait...

Stephen
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,459 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 04:13 AM UTC
We've already seen some great ideas for the campaign. A bus! I never would have imagined!

I'm keen to get started, too. Thankfully I have enough idle styrene in my stash to keep me busy for a couple years at least.

I have Tentative idea for a ribbon. If anyone has an idea, please feel free to post it.

Gaz
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 10, 2016
KitMaker: 1,271 posts
ModelGeek: 42 posts
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 05:21 AM UTC
I'll toss an idea to you, Gary...


lol, hard to get a map to look right at 20x50....