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RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 02:42 AM GMT+7
A proposal for the ribbon:



suggestions are welcome.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 05:54 AM GMT+7
I honestly don't know too much about Australian and New Zealander activities in WWII, so this looks like a great way to learn some new things! I'll be there!
BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Joined: August 09, 2009
KitMaker: 1,022 posts
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 07:01 AM GMT+7
How about a poppy flower and the word ANZAC underneath? But Franck's suggestion also looks nice!

Too bad that I've lost all my photos I made in 2012 when I visited the WW 1 battlefields in Flanders and at the Somme due to a computer crash in 2014 ....

Oh, and my build would be a Lockheed Ventura Mk. II of No. 464 Sqn RAAF, Methwold 1943. Time frame suits me, count me in ....
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 09:29 AM GMT+7
Franck's ribbon looks good to me but I want to see what D comes up with. Torsten's idea of a poppy and the word ANZAC also has merit as the poppy is the symbol here and in Aus for our ANZAC celebrations.

Clayton initially the western desert was our area of operations but we were in the pacific and Europe as well. We have an awesome resource in the NZETC (New Zealand electronic text center) follow this link and you'll have access to all our WW2 histories. The NZETC also contains history of the great was as well.

Our soldiers earned a reputation as "thieving Kiwi's" if it wasn't nailed down .... well even if it was nailed down and could be "perked" we perked it. In Italy the 19th armoured regiment "perked" a bogged down armoured recovery vehicle an M32 I think as the regiment didn't have one. When the original American owners came looking for it it was nowhere to be found and the Kiwi's had no idea of where it had gone.

Take a look at this 28 Maori battalion bren gun carrier it has an M2 50 cal (I think) and a 30 cal browning on it. Not standard armament but have been added by the fitters after no doubt being "liberated" from an American unit.

Knuckles
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Oregon, United States
Joined: March 09, 2017
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 09:35 AM GMT+7
I love this^^^

Honestly, who in the heck is going to tell a band of Maori they can't do something? Surely no one can be that dim.
Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
Joined: June 01, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 09:52 AM GMT+7
There are a few options that are uniquely Kiwi that could be part of a ribbon.
A Kiwi (preferably black or white)
A Silver fern
A Mere (short flat club.)
The Bledisloe cup.

regards.

edit - maybe a gumboot?
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 09:56 AM GMT+7
I agree during the fighting on Crete at Galatas the Maori battalion performed an un-ordered bayonet charge performing a haka before they went in the other units also fixed bayonets and followed them. While the haka was being performed they could hear the Germans leaving their positions in all they pushed them back 3000 meters. The Germans were literally terrified of them.
Knuckles
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 09:58 AM GMT+7

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I agree during the fighting on Crete at Galatas the Maori battalion performed an un-ordered bayonet charge performing a haka before they went in the other units also fixed bayonets and followed them. While the haka was being performed they could hear the Germans leaving their positions in all they pushed them back 3000 meters. The Germans were literally terrified of them.



See? The Germans weren't dim.
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 06:22 PM GMT+7
If I can enter the campain with a figure i have already started i am in, the figure is only partially assembled with some minor modification and i also have a bicycle that will be part of the sketch also built but only half way,i think i am at 15-20% maximum of the Work done, most likely even less, will be a sketch on the Battle of Kokoda Track in 54mm (1/32)with a Beneito figure and a Scale link Pushbike, will be my first campain and knowing my pace slower than a dead turtle i hope to get the job done, also because here at Airlie Beach in North Qeensland we have 3 months between January and March where the damp heat makes it impossible to work at my workbench in my garage without aircon...


Ps: the figure is 2 years is sitting on my workbench to take dust and deserves to be finished....
Knuckles
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 06:35 PM GMT+7

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...the damp heat makes it impossible to work at my workbench in my garage without aircon...



I understand a crate of XXXX Gold or the dreaded VB in a pinch will also suffice.
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 06:49 PM GMT+7

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...the damp heat makes it impossible to work at my workbench in my garage without aircon...



I understand a crate of XXXX Gold or the dreaded VB in a pinch will also suffice.



Hahahahah....Personally i would prefer a Slab of Great Northern ok also in stubbies!... ....but then the problem of heat becomes secondary but still would be difficult to model....
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 07:11 PM GMT+7
Vicious the figure sounds perfect and I'd like to see you get it finished, welcome aboard!
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 07:43 PM GMT+7

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Vicious the figure sounds perfect and I'd like to see you get it finished, welcome aboard!



Cheers Mate!...happy to be part of this campain and pay my tribute to the Anzac and this beautifull country who welcomed me as an Swiss/Italian immigrant.

in fact i am in some way related to the Anzac History becose my uncle fought against ANZAC's in North Africa with the Italian Royal Army and the same uncle help them as a partisan in Italy
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 08:07 PM GMT+7

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...the damp heat makes it impossible to work at my workbench in my garage without aircon...



I understand a crate of XXXX Gold or the dreaded VB in a pinch will also suffice.


Ewwwwwww, two beers I wouldn't even drink for free!
BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:32 PM GMT+7
I knew I had posted some photos of my 2012 trip to Flanders and Northern France some years ago. Not only AUS and NZ memorials and cemetries but from all sides. Have a look if you like.

Damian, my grandfather (born 1894) also fought in France. As he loved horses he joined the cavallry, I think it was an ulan (lancier) regiment he was in. He survived not only WW1 but also WW2, where he was at the Eastern Front (again with horses) and released from russian captivity shortly after the war. He died in 1971 when I was just 7 years old. So I have not many memories of him.

Torsten
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:09 PM GMT+7
Hi Torsten. I'm looking forward to your Hudson build! I enjoyed following the last one! My grandfather was also born in 1894, on March 27, and died in 1975 when I was 8. I remember him well as we spent most holidays on the farm when I was a child.

Cheers, D
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:22 AM GMT+7
Torsten great pics my friend I appreciate your sharing them. I have always been keenly aware of the loss of life from both world wars and from a New Zealand perspective we had a very small population at the time around 1 million people and the war touched every household pretty much. All that promising youth just gone all that potential it's simply staggering.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:32 AM GMT+7
Just stumbled onto this one... Gotta do it. Now I just gotta find me a kit

WW I and II only or all eras?
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:50 AM GMT+7

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Just stumbled onto this one... Gotta do it. Now I just gotta find me a kit

WW I and II only or all eras?



Any war fought together...

c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:02 PM GMT+7
Mark that includes Korea Vietnam Afghanistan anywhere the ANZACs have been fighting together.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:38 PM GMT+7
This campaign is APPROVED!

It will run from 1 August, 2017 through 1 February, 2018. If you want to see the rules and sign up, go here.

This one should be dinkum!

Michael
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:50 PM GMT+7
Choice!
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 03:54 PM GMT+7
I have enlisted. No idea what to build but plenty of time to think about it.

cheers
Michael
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 04:25 PM GMT+7
i am in!...
AussieReg
#007
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 04:26 PM GMT+7
Crikey, I'm in!