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Crusader to Gazala Campaign
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 12:40 PM GMT+7
Why Gaz? Why why why???? I'm up to my eyeballs in my own campaign and you go and do this to me! Ohhhhhhhh hell count me in!

Now I'll have to see what fits into the time period.
iowabrit
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 01:08 PM GMT+7
Count me in too, I love desert stuff and have a number of 1/35th kits I could do.


GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 08:30 PM GMT+7
Excellent! Glad to see more guys interested. Chris, With more than six months until the campaign begins, you should have heaps of time to clear a couple campaigns. And this proposed campaign is a bit longer than six months. So, more time, yet.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 05:32 AM GMT+7
I'm in with the Tamiya Tillie. Proper British colours, none of this captured stuff.

I'll also see if I can dig out a completed Airfix Matilda in 1:76 I built about 30 years ago. My eyes were rather better then.
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 08:59 AM GMT+7
Richard,
Great to see you again. Looking forward to seeing a lot of British armor in this campaign. Hoopefully somebody has some of the older Cruiser tanks to build.

Gaz
iowabrit
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 10:41 AM GMT+7
Maybe the new Gecko A10 will be out by then. If not, I have an unbuilt Cromwell Models resin one.... and an IBG Scammell arriving on tuesday but I doubt I will be able to keep my hands off that one
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 11:29 AM GMT+7

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Maybe the new Gecko A10 will be out by then. If not, I have an unbuilt Cromwell Models resin one.... and an IBG Scammell arriving on tuesday but I doubt I will be able to keep my hands off that one



Sadly so much British armor is unknown to me. Before recent reading, I didn't even know about any cruiser tanks prior to the Crusader.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 12:02 PM GMT+7
Part of the "Campaign" experience for me is research and learning from the other entries- and this campaign really fits the bill!
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 05:07 AM GMT+7
ok fellas !

Enlist HERE !

GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 09:29 AM GMT+7
John,
Thank you for the quick approval!

Gaz
Knuckles
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 10:53 AM GMT+7
So--looking at my stash, about half of my kits fall into this one. I'll do some research and figure out what to build.
tatbaqui
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ARMORAMA
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
Signed up.
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 01:43 PM GMT+7
Christian,
There are a lot of rarities I think fit in like the PzJag I and that handful of desert Stug's. Brit-wise, I have to acknowledge that I don't know enough.

Tat, Awesome!

I'm gonna try to do two for this campaign. I have a friend willing to sell me Miniart Valentine, and I have a Dragon Orange Box PZIIIg in my stash screaming to be built.

Gaz
Knuckles
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 04:46 PM GMT+7
OK, I'm going to roll with my MiniArt Valentine Mk VI. I'll fit it out to a regiment in service at the time (TBD). It has some AM workable tracks from Bronco with it, and an RB barrel (I think it's the 2lber?). Anyways, should be a kick in the pants, and I'm looking forward to the sandy, sandy goodness.
tatbaqui
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 05:19 PM GMT+7

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I'm gonna try to do two for this campaign.



That's a good idea Gaz. Given the long of campaign period I may try that as well.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 02:36 AM GMT+7

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I'm gonna try to do two for this campaign.



That's a good idea Gaz. Given the long of campaign period I may try that as well.



That may be the best solution- 1 from each side...
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 06:08 AM GMT+7
Excellent!
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
Don't have anything in the stash except a Dragon Afrika Korps Panzergrenadier but I'm leaning towards picking up a Roden Opel Blitz Omnibus Model W.39 Afrika Corps

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/images/products/ROD/ROD00000808/ROD00000808_2_l.jpg

Anybody ever build this kit
tatbaqui
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 11:53 AM GMT+7
Sal,

I haven't come across a build review. Here's an in-box review -- its in German, but maybe you can run it through an online translator:

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Roden/Opel_3_6-47_Omnibus_35/Rod_Opel_Omnibus.html

Check through this thread. One of the posters gave his feedback on the Roden Omnibus kits:

http://www.track-link.com/forums/news_industry/32586/flat

Cheers,

Tat

tatbaqui
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 11:57 AM GMT+7

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I'm gonna try to do two for this campaign.



That's a good idea Gaz. Given the long of campaign period I may try that as well.



That may be the best solution- 1 from each side...



A Matilda perhaps? Well, there are Italian armor as well...
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 01:04 PM GMT+7

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Sal,

I haven't come across a build review. Here's an in-box review -- its in German, but maybe you can run it through an online translator:



Thanks Tat, I looked through the review lots of good photos of what comes with the kit I think I will pick it up for this campaign
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 01:56 AM GMT+7
Yes, I'm thinking a DAK 222 and an Italian tank- I have a Sahariana I want to build but it was introduced after Tobruk
I think a Carro Armato M13/40 should do the trick...
minas-ithil
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Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 02:34 AM GMT+7
Fellow Gazalans,
I have signed up. Lots of possibilities. Thinking about some Italian tanks, Pz IIIJ, the new Tamiya Valentine, an old Grant partial build andor multiple of the above! Frankly, I would like to start now, but I can wait...

Stephen
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 11:13 AM GMT+7
We've already seen some great ideas for the campaign. A bus! I never would have imagined!

I'm keen to get started, too. Thankfully I have enough idle styrene in my stash to keep me busy for a couple years at least.

I have Tentative idea for a ribbon. If anyone has an idea, please feel free to post it.

Gaz
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 12:21 PM GMT+7
I'll toss an idea to you, Gary...


lol, hard to get a map to look right at 20x50....