Thoughts on a Possible Battle of Midway themed Group Build…
We will soon be upon the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The dates of this event will be June 4th, through June 6th, 2017. It’s almost 5 months away from now.
I had an idea about another “Group Build” as a fitting tribute to the participants on both sides of the conflict. I know that we have 2 other group builds and do not want to take anything away from them. This is not the intent of this suggested Group Build. Instead I simply want to honor those who participated (on both sides) in this significant part of history.
My thoughts on this are as follows:
The end goal of this build would be to present an article with some photos of your completed work, and a little historical background of the model, during the June 4th – 6th, 2017 timeframe. Meanwhile before your build is done, please post your progress to inspire others along.
Any type of aircraft, Naval ship, Diorama, vehicle, submarine etc. would be eligible for the build, as long as the model depicted was actually somehow involved in the event. This would be open for both Japanese and American models.
This would allow for any builds such as the Grumman F4F Wildcat and TBF Avenger, Brewster F2F Buffalo, Douglas TBD Devastator and SBD Dauntless, Vought SB2U Vindicator, Martin B-26, Boeing B-17, PBY Catalina, USS Enterprise, Hornet, Yorktown aircraft carriers (and other surface ships) etc. .
On the other side of the coin would be Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Nakajima B5N Kate, Aichi D3A Val, various sea planes, IJN Hiryu, Kaga, Soryu, Akagi aircraft carriers, submarine I-168 and other various surface ships, etc. .
The diorama recently posted here entitled “U.S. Marines defend Wake Island” would fit right in here (if it was from Midway). We have numerous Jeep vehicle builds on Imodeler that would also be appropriate.
Any scale would be fine. Anyone would be welcome to join in. Anything related to the Battle of Midway……………. You get the idea.
The projected date of completion of your build would be somewhere around the actual 75th anniversary. We would welcome stragglers though……… This should give us time to pick out a subject for building, and some time to get it finished.
As mentioned above, I would like to have the related articles posted about the builds sometime during the Midway Anniversary, similar to how we recently had the influx of Hellcats and Wildcats,
I would try to moderate the build, but I will probably ask for help from time to time.
What do you think ????
If we have a really positive response, I will start the Group Build.
These photos were all gathered from Wikipedia.
Thank you in advance.
5 additional images. Click to enlarge.