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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
Well, as we come to a close on the MTO campaign it's time to set up our next and final of the WWII Campaign series. This is the one I suspect many of you have been waiting for: The Eastern Front.

This campaign will cover any vehicle, ship, aircraft,or figure from the Eastern Front from 1939-45, any nationality. It will include every war, campaign, battle, or service from Finland to the Balkans. To give everyone a couple of months break, the campaign will run from 1 March through 1 September, 2019. To view the rules and sign up, go here.

This should be a good one!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
OK, I'll ask, would the P-63A qualify? Technically they were not for use against Germany. Not that Stalin ever followed the rules. I've got one in the hanger queen collection that I'd like to get finished off.
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 01:09 PM UTC
I am in. I have Eduards I-16 type 17 which should fit the bill.
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 01:44 PM UTC

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I am in. I have Eduards I-16 type 17 which should fit the bill.



And a reason for me to build ICM's Type 24.
Snipalex
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:30 PM UTC
He 111z Zwilling(Hasegawa 1/72).battle for Stalingrad .
May I'm come in?
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 02:21 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Will Shelf Queens be allowed? I have one from the Red Phoenix campaign-Eduard's I-16 Type 24. Almost always have a shelf queen for almost any campaign.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 02:25 AM UTC

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OK, I'll ask, would the P-63A qualify? Technically they were not for use against Germany. Not that Stalin ever followed the rules. I've got one in the hanger queen collection that I'd like to get finished off.



A P-63 in Russian markings would be fine, even if not STRICTLY used in combat.

Shelf queens are also allowed if no more than 25% finished.

I like the way this one is shaping up. I might (MIGHT I say, March is a ways off) do my 1/32 Buffalo in Hans Wind's markings as part of my American fighters and their aces collection. We'll see how I feel then, I certainly have other options in the stash.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 03:20 AM UTC

Nice!

Have to join this and enlisted that moment
Checking my options and spirit later on.

Should be fun to fly with you, guys
Th mas
RadekZ
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 07:23 PM UTC
Hmm...
I have some PZL P.23 & PZL P37 along with PZL P.11 in stash (or maybe another TKS tankette..), so if we treat September 1939 campaign in Poland as ETO, count me in


Cheers,
Radek
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC
Poland is definitely Eastern Front, so go for it!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 01:38 AM UTC
I'm in, too.
Got at least a Bf-109G-6, FW-190F and an I.A.R.-80 for that
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 08:49 AM UTC
I have a beautiful Soviet I-15, but it is pre-war machine, markings I wanted to do are from 1936 or 1937 I believe. Would that qualify for the campaign?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:39 AM UTC

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I have a beautiful Soviet I-15, but it is pre-war machine, markings I wanted to do are from 1936 or 1937 I believe. Would that qualify for the campaign?



Well, this is a WWII campaign, so I think I have to say no. It needs to be in 1939-45 markings. Sorry.

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:42 AM UTC
So, in keeping with earlier ribbons, here's my idea for this one. It's the Soviet award for Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War. What do you all think?





Michael
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 01:49 AM UTC
looks good michael. maybe just some emblem or plane silhouette or something would be my only suggestion.

joe
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
I have an Hs.129 B that I barely started thinking about building it for the African campaign, but the mojo soon vanished. Its definitly below 25% constructed, so I wonder if I can push it out of the shelf and build it in those yellow ID markings??

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 07:47 AM UTC
No one goes with the 2nd most successful air force considering fighter pilots in Europe during WW2? Well, I go as I have planned to build FiAF "Mersus" anyway in 2019. So count me in ....

Torsten
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC

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No one goes with the 2nd most successful air force considering fighter pilots in Europe during WW2? Well, I go as I have planned to build FiAF "Mersus" anyway in 2019. So count me in ....



Spotted at least one above

I'm also building FiAF subject, possibly Special Hobby's Fiat G-50 in 1/32.
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 08:12 AM UTC
How did I know you couldn't resist this one, Pasi?

A G-50 in italian camo with finnish markings is always an eye catcher ....

Torsten
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC

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No one goes with the 2nd most successful air force considering fighter pilots in Europe during WW2? Well, I go as I have planned to build FiAF "Mersus" anyway in 2019. So count me in ....

Torsten



Hey, I said I was probably planning a Finnish Buffalo! Now I think I'm gonna have to go through with it, if you're questioning my resolve!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC
Ooops! I successfully missed that, Michael. Sorry!

Go for it if you like, Hans Wind is a good choice. I still don't know what option I'll take. Got Eduards Limited Edition "Mersu" earlier this year and have not decided about the markings yet. It sure will be again a "dual combo build" and one of the Mersus will be an air racer, which won't qualify here. For the other build I could go for Ilmari Juutilainen, Lauri Nissinen, Olavi Puro, Eino Luukkanen and other well known aces ....

Torsten
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 03:23 AM UTC
Well,
I examined my stash and found the old Fujimi Junkers Ju 87 D1. So, I will be in! Cant miss this one.

Oliver
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 09:43 PM UTC

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No one goes with the 2nd most successful air force considering fighter pilots in Europe during WW2? Well, I go as I have planned to build FiAF "Mersus" anyway in 2019. So count me in ....

Torsten



Hi Torsten, so I have one more choice as I have a FiAF Fokker D.XXI still in my stash
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 06:47 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Jumping in with the Soviet Pe-2 Peshka
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM UTC
Ken, what scale do you build? If it's 1/48 I can highly recommend Zvezda's Peschka. I've build it 2017 and it's a fantastic kit!

Well, as I said, I planned to build FiAF "Mersus" in 2019 anyway, I will use this dual combo for it. One will be a Bf 109 G-2 in finnish camo from 1943 and the other one - which is not valid for this campaign - will be the Utti Air Racer from 1950, which you can see here on the boxart ....

Torsten