January 17th 2016 will mark 25 years since the US-led Coalition began airstrikes in a prelude to boots on the ground to force the withdrawal of Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces from Kuwait. To mark the 25th Anniversary, we will be commencing a Kiwimodeller Group Build, beginning January 17th 2016, and finishing on the 15th of July 2016.
The build is open to any scale and any subject that played a role in Operation Desert Storm. This includes Iraqi forces. The model must be built in its entirety within the specified build dates and the build should be accompanied by a thread in the group build forum documenting regular progress. Post shots of your sprues at the beginning of your thread.
By the end of the GB (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post five pictures of the completed build in the GB completed builds thread. There is no entry fee for the GB, but a donation for the upkeep of Kiwimodeller is welcome The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote.
Voting will run for the week following the 15th of July, ending Midday the 22nd of July. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.
Looks like I'm a little late to the party for this one ...
Hobbyboss kit with CAM decals, and an 'authentic' Desert Storm loadout of five Mk83's, the only 'extra' as such is the (excellent) Quickboost seat. Paint will be all enamels , but hey they work for me. Will be cutting my first plastic after the Crusader is done.
Not even started this, and have a number of other projects ahead in the queue. Apologies folks, but I'm not going to rush just to get it done. I will build it this year sometime. Good luck to everyone else in the GB.