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Improvised Ingenuity
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:08 PM UTC
Doing a little research shows a lot of kits that would fit this Campaign, more than I thought...a Bergerpanzer Tiger I, anyone?
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 05:45 AM UTC
And I would venture to add that prototypes would be accepted, even if they were never pressed into service...
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 09:57 PM UTC
This sounds like too much fun to stay out of. I have nothing specific in mind but I'm sure something will present itself . . .
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 07:12 PM UTC
"Portray a vehicle that has been converted and or completely re-purposed to something other than the role for which it was originally designed"

Mark, I think you put more eloquently than I did! And yes,providing some sort of photo reference would have to be part of the build...
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 06:43 PM UTC
I might be interested in this. To be clear, the idea is portray a vehicle that has been converted and or completely re-purposed to something other than the role for which it was originally designed, correct? We're not talking about slapping some extra steel plate on the side of a vehicle, right?

I think Tat's suggestion of needing a photo for vehicles that are not already well-known would be pretty essential.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 06:20 PM UTC

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Thanks Clayton. Yes, that is what I wanted to say, just so to prove it's not a what-if. Re-reading my earlier post I now realize the examples I gave were contradictory -- my bad, do strike that off the record your honor! The caffeine fix was a bit slow this morning



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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 08:04 AM UTC
I'm always down to build a mine sweeper, you twisted my arm
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 07:57 AM UTC
Thanks Clayton. Yes, that is what I wanted to say, just so to prove it's not a what-if. Re-reading my earlier post I now realize the examples I gave were contradictory -- my bad, do strike that off the record your honor! The caffeine fix was a bit slow this morning
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 06:01 AM UTC
I am encouraged by the early responses! True, the "what-if's" could go nuts...If I read Tat's response right, he suggested a reference pic to verify any severely unusual conversions, How's about that?
And creative armor additions would seem to fit...The guys in the battles sometimes took it upon themselves to alter vehicles to preserve their own lives....
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 05:41 AM UTC
Sounds cool, am interested in this one. If what-ifs are no-go, and the subject vehicle not being well known (i.e. Berge-xxx, Churchill AVRE, etc) -- then I'd suggest a pic of the converted / improvised vehicle be posted together with the start pic. Though encouraged, one doesn't necessarily have to build it as per pic, as it is more a proof such vehicle conversion existed.
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 05:23 AM UTC
Sounds interesting. I am in if its a go.
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 05:22 AM UTC
Hi Clayton: I think this is a great idea. I also think you should eliminate the What-if because otherwise it essentially becomes a what if campaign. Keeping it to actual improvizatons still leaves it wide open. Would you include things like tank track added to a turret for extra armor or do you want it to be a completely different version of something? Perhaps the way to narrow this down would be to pick a certain type of improvization like extra armor.

Cheers!

Chris
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 04:49 AM UTC
I have an idea for a mid to late winter start (Jan-Mar)campaign...Improvised Ingenuity, as in military conversions. You can imagine tanks converted into minesweepers, recovery vehicles, bridge layers, bulldozers,fascine carriers, any example of a military vehicle that was "assigned" and re-configured to serve a secondary purpose.
A lot of examples are out there, and the theme might be ripe for scratchbuilt and/or reasonable "what-ifs"...
Any interest? I'm guessing it would run like Feb-July...;-)

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