This is a Group build to remember the sacrifices of Bomber Command and other air forces of the world during WWII
Bomber Command was founded in 1936, 4 years later on the night of May 11/12 1940, Bomber Command made it's first night time Raid. The build will run from 11th May 2016 until April 21st 2017 which date coincides with the last raid on Berlin.
See the "Rules" topic for more details.
I was working towards announcing this on the 11th April (1 month before the start of the build) but the other topic has kind of forced my hand.
Bomber Command was founded in 1936 and as such I wanted to create a Group build to remember the sacrifice of Bomber Command and other air forces of the world.
On May 11-12 1940, Bomber Command made it's first night time Raid. The build would run from 11th May until April 21st which coincides with the last raid on Berlin.
It would include any multi engined Medium or Heavy Bomber manufactured from 1936 - 1945
It must have dedicated Bomb Racks or Bomb Bays
I'm still working on some specifics, like prizes but for now I'm putting up a voucher for either.
$70 US via Amazon for International entries
$100 NZ via Mighty Ape for NZ entries
2 x $50AS Vouchers via BNA Modelworld for Australian entries.
Usual rules will apply, must be a regular or known member of this site, must have a minimum number of posts or be known in the community as a good egg
Feel free to comment, sorry if this treads on the toes of the other Group Build but I've been planning this one for a while.
More details to follow.
I thoroughly approve of this GB idea Gary . I suspect I might join in if I've got time with perhaps with some German mediums. Quick question. Would a Mosquito B Mk IV say with a 4000b Cookie qualify for this GB?
Andrew wrote: I'm keen on this one too
I'll go with a Vickers Wellington. Scale and Mk. undecided as yet.
Will do a bit of research on kits reviews and costs
I can highly recommend the 1/48 Trumpeter Wimpys, but don't go nuts with the Eduard PE, it'll drive you nuts. My one is languishing because of a Big Ed set lol the basic kit is more than good enough in hindsight.
Don't got near the old 1/72 Italeri Wimpy the side infills are crap.
I'm probably going to do the Phantom of the Ruhr 1/48 Lancaster BIII and dig out the 1/32 B-17 which has had the cockpit done but there's still a huge amount left (assuming there's no public outcry about me continuing this).
As far as I know the only 1/48 Halifax is the Fonderie Miniatures one but that will hurt you wallet. Airfix, Revell and Matchbox are the main contenders in 1/72 I don't have the Airfix one yet but I do have the other 2 and they are nice kits. Or you could scratch build one like this fooking awesome build
For the Stirling I'm not aware of any 1/48 non Vac form kits (except the rare Sangereng kit
), the current 1/72 Airfix offering is ancient and show it in all respects. The Italeri kit is lush and looks real nice, I don't have it yet. I believe there is a new Airfix Stirling either just coming out or only recently released.
I'm definitely up for this and will be digging out a 1/48 Lanc with all the goodness that I've been saving for such a build.
Stand aside caffine, this is a job for alcohol.
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