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phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 10:24 AM UTC
As a follow-on to the thread about new campaigns. I'd like to propose a campaign around Malta in WW2. Combatants on either side involved in the Siege of Malta, June '40 to November '42.

Entries can be any scale, any type (air, naval, land), nothing that is already 25% or more complete will be allowed.

Tentative start 1 Oct 20
Duration 12 mos
Corresponding end 30 Sep 21.


I'll post links on armorama and shipwrights.


Who would be up for this?

1. Phil2015
2. Phantom Phanatic
3. Steviecee
4. Bigrip74
5. Sleepwalker71
6. PasiAhopelto
7. D6MST0
8. YankeeSteve
9. Lakota
10. Petbat



phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:23 PM UTC
Count me in!
I did start a Battle of Malta themed build of my own earlier in the year but got stalled. Would be a great opportunity for me to pick it back up again.
Thinking I might do one of those cool Italian tri-motors.
steviecee
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United States
Joined: September 01, 2011
KitMaker: 123 posts
AeroScale: 37 posts
Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 01:03 PM UTC
I'm in with perhaps the Wasp delivering Spitfires
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 01:46 PM UTC
Im in also with spitfires.

Bob
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 265 posts
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 01:53 PM UTC
Sounds interesting. Count me in.
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 514 posts
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 04:45 PM UTC
Should be fun campaign. I'll join with Macchi C.202.
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 12:22 AM UTC
Neat. Thanks for joining folks.

Shall we make it 12 mos (in case a ship modeller wants to build one of the carriers)? Starting oct 1?
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 02:54 AM UTC
Y'know, I might just be up for this one. With a little surprise not on Stephan's list (if it's allowed, as it would be stretching the definition just a bit).

Michael
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 03:49 AM UTC

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As a follow-on to the thread about new campaigns. I'd like to propose a campaign around Malta in WW2. Combatants on either side involved in the Siege of Malta, June '40 to November '42.

Entries can be any scale, any type (air, naval, land), nothing that is already 25% or more complete will be allowed.

I'll post links on armorama and shipwrights.


Who would be up for this?

1. Phil2015
2. Phantom Phanatic
3. Steviecee
4. Bigrip74
5. Sleepwalker
6. PasiAhopelto





I am in with Italian navy battleship "Vittorio Veneto".

Mark
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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KitMaker: 502 posts
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 04:09 AM UTC

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Who would be up for this?

1. Phil2015
2. Phantom Phanatic
3. Steviecee
4. Bigrip74
5. Sleepwalker
6. PasiAhopelto





I am in with Italian navy battleship "Vittorio Veneto".

Mark



You da man! I will love to see it!
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 04:43 AM UTC

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Y'know, I might just be up for this one. With a little surprise not on Stephan's list (if it's allowed, as it would be stretching the definition just a bit).

Michael



Interesting. I'm sure I missed quite a few types.
Think this will be a good campaign.
YankeeSteve
#511
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC
Yup!! I'm IN!! At least 1....maybe 2.....
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: November 17, 2008
KitMaker: 1,202 posts
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 02:54 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Well if it's going to be a whole year, I might actually finish a campaign model. Yes, I'm in. I think I'll be building Tamiya's Matilda. I started it a few years ago, now I'll just have to figure out where I put it in the stash. Sounds like fun.
Take care and stay safe,
Don "Lakota"
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 04:24 AM UTC

We just need one more!

One of the things that inspired me about Malta was the account of Operation Pedestal on the Armoured Carriers website:

https://www.armouredcarriers.com/operation-pedestal-august-10-12-1942

petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 3,353 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 07:40 AM UTC
Okay, I'll be number 10. I'm starting to fill up 2021 already... Probably one of the 'Malta Camouflaged" vehicles - Universal Carrier or Matilda- or I might even do a A13
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 08:07 AM UTC

Thanks everyone. I've submitted a proposal. We'll need a ribbon if anyone is up for that.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 04:52 AM UTC
This campaign has been APPROVED! It will run from 1 October, 2020 through 1 October, 2021. To see the rules and sign up, go here.

Should be a good one!

Michael
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 06:04 AM UTC
Enlisted!

Thinking of one of the Italian bombers. Have the SM.79, BR.20 and CANT Z.1007bis.
YankeeSteve
#511
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 06:43 AM UTC
Any Interests in these:



phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 06:51 AM UTC

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Any Interests in these:






Those look great. I prefer the first, but would be very happy with any of them.
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 06:52 AM UTC

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Enlisted!

Thinking of one of the Italian bombers. Have the SM.79, BR.20 and CANT Z.1007bis.



Excellent. I want to do an Italian plane with that wild camo. Not sure which one.
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 07:08 AM UTC

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Any Interests in these:






I like all of those. Is there a way of adding the George Cross to the design? Feel it would be great way to honour the civilian populations hardships and bravery during the campaign.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC
I like #1 as well, I think it covers the whole Island.

I'm terrible at keeping secrets. So here's what I'm thinking of using for the campaign (if Phil thinks it fits the campaign theme):



Seeing the F4F on the list made me think of this.

Michael
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 07:31 AM UTC

I like the subject Michael, but did Wasp carry those in her runs to Malta? I think the carriers typically offloaded everything but their fighters and the planes they were ferrying to Malta. If I'm wrong about that, I'd be happy to see that kit built!
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 08:40 AM UTC

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I like the subject Michael, but did Wasp carry those in her runs to Malta? I think the carriers typically offloaded everything but their fighters and the planes they were ferrying to Malta. If I'm wrong about that, I'd be happy to see that kit built!



Ah, nuts. You're right. Well, I do have a Hasegawa 1/48 Sea Hurricane Mk.I and I know that's appropriate, so maybe that.

Michael