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For an idea of what is eligible here is a good list, which will provide plenty of opportunities for a subject: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_operations
Note: even though some of those operations start before and/or finish after the above period, GB subject must have been deployed after start of August 1990 to be eligible, and it must be a combat zone where actual combat occurred, even if the subject did not actively participate i.e. patrol, recon, sentry, etc. If in doubt, check with the admins.
No part started kits, must be a new build. Please post a photo of the unstarted kit contents and a date reference as the first post in your build thread
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Modern Combat GB 3 weeks 2 days ago #1

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Looking for those keen to participate in our next group build.

Here is the deal:

Anything that has deployed to an active combat zone since (and including) Desert Shield/Operation Granby/ Operation Daguet/etc. No part started kits, must be a new build.

Group build proposed dates: 1 Jan 2019 - 31 October 2019 (10 months and done for next AIC?).

That will cover most areas of the globe - here is a good list which could provide plenty of opportunities for a subject
Wikipedia List of Military Operations

Note: even though some of those operations start before and finish after the above period, GB subject must have been deployed since start of Desert Shield in 1991 to be eligible, and it must be a combat zone where actual combat occurred, even if the subject did not actively participate i.e. patrol, recon, sentry, etc.

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Modern Combat GB 3 weeks 2 days ago #2

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Would be a good excuse to build my mates Bosnia Chally II
Any chance we can take it back 10 years so it can include "the trip down South", aka the Falklands?

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Modern Combat GB 3 weeks 2 days ago #3

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My response would be “no”. Next someone else will say “what about Vietnam?”, then someone will say “anything since WW2?”.

Need to draw the line somewhere and the initial response was GW1, GW2.

I’m sure you’ll find something suitable guv.

Plenty of other “peace keeping” actions UK took toys to the sand pits of the world for?

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Modern Combat GB 3 weeks 2 days ago #4

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Half way. 5 more peeps to join. Hey PhantomPhreak, wake up :P

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Modern Combat GB 3 weeks 17 hours ago #5

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I'm in. Should have the man cave finished over summer so will be able to take part!

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Modern Combat GB 3 weeks 7 hours ago #6

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Im in, will be a nice break from my current flurry of airliner builds.

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 5 days ago #7

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I can probably get in on this, with some tiny, tiny stuff

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 5 days ago #8

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Ok, so we just need one more participant to pull the trigger, but would be good to see more than the minimum participate. I'd be keen to make this the main GB for forum next year.

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 4 days ago #9

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I would be up for this, Just can't guarantee I'll make the dead line. Not alot of time on my side these days :(

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 4 days ago #10

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By tiny I mean 1:144 helicopters & 15mm scale tanks.

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 4 days ago #11

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Hey Craig,

Did you get an assistant for this build?
Happy to help if you want me to.

But what am I to build?
Got a few possibilities,
Revell 1/48 Tornado GR4
Revell 1/48 Raphale B
Meng 1/35 Shilka

The Shilka I could do from the box but either of the jets would need decals as for the theatre, Tornado ones a probably available but the Raphale is a real long shot. There were was a generic Syhart Raphale sheet but it is long out of stock so far as I can tell.

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 4 days ago #12

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Cheers Marcus - offer accepted.

I've been pondering my options too. So far I'm considering:
  • Tiger Models or Flyhawk 1/72 M1A2
  • Hasegawa 1/72 F-35A IDF/AF
  • Hasegawa 1/48 AV-8B (no surprises there)
  • Tamiya 1/48 F-16C (or D conversion) IDF/AF
  • Hasegawa or Italeri 1/72 A-10A Desert Storm

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 4 days ago #13

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How would you do a Tamiya F-16D?
Perform the chop on a Hasegawa or go with a Wingman conversion?


10 responders! !

We have enough to begin on the day

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 4 days ago #14

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Excellent - hopefully we can get some more. Might see if I can come up with something for a prize - no promises, but I’ll see what I can do.

As for Tamiya F-16D, the Hasegawa “conversion set” is a little more work, but a damn sight cheaper than the Wingman one. Just not sure 10 months would be long enough for that

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 4 days ago #15

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Don't need a prize, would be nice enough to see you get something over the line on time Craig................ :P (says he).

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 3 days ago #16

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I'm thinking I will either build my Tamiya 1/32 F-16 or Trumpeter 1/32 A-7E Corsair.

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 3 days ago #17

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Sounds good, I'm sure I can find something suitable so count me in as well please

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Modern Combat GB 2 weeks 2 days ago #18

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I think ill do my 1/35 UH60 as super 68, the csar bird in operation Gothic Serpent, 1993 Somalia.

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Modern Combat GB 3 days 10 hours ago #19

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I am in, I can do two gbs, one different kit for the other group and one here, if the m911 c-het ever turns up I will build that, if that doesn’t show then I will build the rfm abrams

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