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France 1940
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 12:57 PM UTC
I was just looking over the huge number of great campaigns going on now or coming up in the next few months. I wish I had more building time!

I still have not decided what to build for this campaign. There are several armor kits that are good candidates and I would love to build a Curtiss Hawk 75 in French colors. Is there a good kit in 1/32 out?
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
I have been working on a ribbon for the last week or so off & on as time & mental clarity allowed. I had in mind a simple French Tricolor with 1940 emblazoned on it and tried several permutations of type & color. I like the typestyle Peter used in his samples. It looks 1940 modern and is easy to read in a small size. The ribbon can only be 50 pixels across so that is important. Getting good definition in the small size across the three colors was another issue. I ended up using a gold color with a black border to help the date stand out. Here is what I came up with:





Comments, Ideas?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:11 AM UTC
Peter, Ive built this kit twice in the past and had no problems. I keep a 5lb. sledge on the table to coerce those kits that are rowdy and need some discipline.

Bob
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:58 AM UTC

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I will go with either ribbon, they all look exceptional.

My MAQUETTE Pz.Kpfw 38(t) arrived today and the parts trees are probably from different batches since they are in 4 different colors.

Bob



Maquette! Love a challenge do you Bob?

I will look forward to seeing someone build this kit.
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:51 AM UTC

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Please do join us. We get going May 10.



Glad you like the ribbons guys

I've committed to a few others and I am not one to usually back out of something. I might have time to start during the middle of the build. I have a Tamiya Char B1 bis that has been in the stash for a while.. Aber etc set and 2 x RB barrel sets (forgot I already had one when I ordered another ) so not going to be standard Tamiya 'shake n bake' proposal
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC
I will go with either ribbon, they all look exceptional.

My MAQUETTE Pz.Kpfw 38(t) arrived today and the parts trees are probably from different batches since they are in 4 different colors.

Bob
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:43 AM UTC
Thanks Peter, I like the type face you used on 1940. Very period appropriate! Please do join us. We get going May 10.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 07:36 AM UTC
Just throwing up some ribbon ideas








Hopefully I will have time to join. I have a couple I need to complete first.....
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 10:58 AM UTC
I just finished the book CASE RED and highly recommend it to all who are interested in the battle of France in 1940. This book has definitely given me a deeper understanding of what happened there and of how future battles were influenced by the outcome.
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC

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Ok fellas.

Enlist HERE !!!!



Thanks John! I appreciate getting the May 10 start date!
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC
You can get to the sign-up page easily enough by going up to the top nav and hitting the CAMPAIGN button. That will take you to a list of campaigns from which you can select FRANCE 1940.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:29 PM UTC

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Ok fellas.

Enlist HERE !!!!




Link no workee!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 11:49 AM UTC
Just joined and need to pick up a subject.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 02:34 AM UTC
Ok fellas.

Enlist HERE !!!!
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:27 AM UTC
Still no word on official status or a start date but I feel this is a topic that will interest many folks and should be a lot of fun.

Looking ahead, I have a number of kits that are very appealing. A few years ago I did a Dragon Stug III from this battle. It came out looking very nice and I enjoy looking at it in the display case. For FRANCE 1940 I have in mind a Panhard armored car, an S35 or a Char B1 Bis. Choices, choices!
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:32 AM UTC
It looks like we have more than enough builders interested in FRANCE 1940 to apply for a start date. I will request May 10.
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:31 AM UTC

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http://www.ddayminiaturestudio.com/

Is this one allowed?



You bet! If the figures depict combatants from the battles in Holland, Belgium or France they are in the right spirit.
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 06:32 PM UTC
http://www.ddayminiaturestudio.com/

Is this one allowed?
tangodown
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 04:19 PM UTC
Im down!
eMan
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 08:58 PM UTC
Sound interesting, I'm in.
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 04:13 PM UTC
Depending on start time, I would be interested.
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 01:34 PM UTC
I would be interested in joining this one
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 01:29 PM UTC
I have Case Red. It is an interesting read and I will give this campaign a go.
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 12:16 PM UTC
Great! Thats seven of us so far. A few more and we can apply to be official and ask for the special May 10 start date.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 05:59 PM UTC
I would be interested.