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Bury My Heart at Stalingrad Campaign Proposal
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 06:08 PM UTC
G'day Friends,
After a couple of armor campaigns centered on the struggle between the Western Allies and the Axis powers, I've been considering turning my modelling efforts East.

The proposed Bury My Heart at Stalingrad Campaign will begin on 2 February 2019 and finish on 1 August 2019.

The proposed scales will 1/6 to 1/144 and encompass air, ground, and figures. All historical, no Sci-fi.

The proposal includes partially built efforts to enable you to complete projects.

If you think something in your stash had served in or about Stalingrad, on either side, it will be accepted.

Our main goal is to have fun, share, learn, and celebrate each other's successes.

I hope to see you and your build there!

Gaz

UPDATE: The Campaign has been approved! Please Enlist here: Sign Up!

Kaktusas
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 07:52 PM UTC
Got Masterbox BMW R75 with appropriate markings laying around.
Im up for it.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 12:28 AM UTC
I have a KV-1 Early in the stash that might work. I'm not an expert on history; I think it's unlikely that any KV-1 early models survived to see the Battle of Stalingrad, and I have not seen anything to indicate they were present, but I suppose it's always possible that one or two might have been lurking about.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 12:57 AM UTC
Great idea Gaz ! Subject matter is wide open. The opportunity to finish a shelf queen or two makes this campaign a winner.
Boy, do I have things that fill the bill ! Now what should I build/complete ??!!/
Thanks !
eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 03:36 AM UTC
I'm in.
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 11:35 AM UTC
I like your idea, I am in.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 03:16 PM UTC
I've barely started your current GB idea and you drag me into another one!!

I'm in with a Sturm-Infanteriegeschütz 33B or maybe a Sturer Emil


...and you forgot the word "frozen' from before 'heart'


and when are you going to join my Matchbox build Gaz. Surely you have an ex-Matchbox, Revell re-issue aircraft floating around
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 06:02 PM UTC

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I've barely started your current GB idea and you drag me into another one!!

I'm in with a Sturm-Infanteriegeschütz 33B or maybe a Sturer Emil


...and you forgot the word "frozen' from before 'heart'


and when are you going to join my Matchbox build Gaz. Surely you have an ex-Matchbox, Revell re-issue aircraft floating around



Peter,
I knew you couldn't resist! But you'll have time. But you don't have to feel obligated.

I'm doing the Sturm IG 33, too... I have two of them. But I might pick up some Russian steel if any comes my way at a good price.

And another word wouldn't fit in the title box. The title was inspired from a title I saw in my youth. It had a good ring to it.

I don't have any Matchbox kits. I have only been buying models for 4 years and I have only a few Revell kits, none of which were Matchbox re-pops. Trust me... I would have joined if I had something. I have plenty of Hasegawa, Tamiya, Academy, and Dragon kits, though. Ooh...I even have the Gaspatch HS-123. But yeah... I don't have any old stuff. Sorry!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 08:36 PM UTC

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But I might pick up some Russian steel if any comes my way at a good price.



Maybe at next month's club meet. Traditionally, the December meeting is also a swap and sell so you never know your luck.


GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 05:54 PM UTC
Well...
Counting me, we have ten interested parties.

Anyone else want to chime in?

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 08:00 PM UTC
Hi Gaz,

Hmmmmm....since your initial proposal, the Dragon Panzer III J in the stash has been calling to me, so count me in! I‘ll be doing one of the ones fielded there by the 24th Panzer Division:



Jerry
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 12:07 AM UTC
Gaz,
What's your call on the KV-1? Plausible enough to make it?

GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 08:00 AM UTC

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Gaz,
What's your call on the KV-1? Plausible enough to make it?




Mark,
I'll allow it. I honestly don't know much about KV-1 variants. They all look very similar to me.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 08:02 AM UTC
Jerry,
That's great! And now I can submit the proposal to the admins.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 09:56 AM UTC
Thanks, Gaz!

petbat
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 10:00 PM UTC
Mark, not sure what version you have, but there were definitely KV 1 at Stalingrad. From Concord 6509 Stalingrad Inferno




And From Concord 7012 - Stalin's Heavy Tanks

Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 01:22 AM UTC
Thanks, Peter! Great reference!

I've got a 1941 small turret so it definitely seems like it would fit.

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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:34 AM UTC
Just Playing around:
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 01:31 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Peter-thanks for the inspiration. I've got Tamiya's 1/48 KV-1 kit.
Gaz-I'm in, of course. Now I just gotta start and finish the Anzio Annie kit for the Italian campaign.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 02:02 PM UTC

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Just Playing around:



Brave start... now how bout making it a bit more warlike.

But TBH... might be easier if you leave the heart out of it.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 11:18 PM UTC

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Brave start... now how bout making it a bit more warlike.

Gaz



How about something like this



Or This




JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 07:35 AM UTC
Im in with a PzrKpfw II F/G in the 24th Panzer Division moving towards Stalingrad.



According to the above pic from this website https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/germans-stalingrad-pictures-1942-1943/.


I like the Boot to Butt tag!!


JohnA
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 08:34 AM UTC
Hi John A,

Good choice - looks like we‘ll both be doing 24th PD vehicles.

I like the banner with ol‘ Adolf getting his butt kicked, too.

Jerry
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 10:26 AM UTC
I'm guessing that at proper size, the boot to butt tag won't be easy to decipher.

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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 08:22 PM UTC

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I'm guessing that at proper size, the boot to butt tag won't be easy to decipher.




You guessed it. You would have to be 'in the know'