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Group Build idea : Teeth & Fangs

January 23, 2019 · in Uncategorized · · 13 · 3.4K
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Men always resorted to the animal kingdom imaginary as a mean to bring up those primary fears, those that came from times where men wasn't still the top of the food chain.

So adorning shields, flags and weaponry with feared animals became a mean to inspire fear on foes.

The XXth century was not an exception despite the gigant leap in warfare technology. Planes, tanks and even ships were often painted with sharkmouths , tiger heads or even eagle heads.

So, while I was building my BP Defiant that has the splendid sharkmouth on him (posted on the highlights a few days ago), I thought to myself that a with anything that carries Tooth & Fangs would be awesome. I've reached out to a few friends here and their feedback was also very positive. What you all think about this?

I was thinking a 6 month build period, starting early May.

Here are some vintage and modern examples of what almost all of us probably have stashed away waiting for a reason like this to be pulled up to the bench

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13 responses

  1. Nice Idea. I'll look if I can find something in my stash.

  2. I have some kits in the stash that would work out great for this. Fantastic idea !

    Here are a few Korean War M-26 Pershing's that would fit the bill nicely... I'd jump in with one of these tanks in the first photo if you decide to do this.

    I have a few Luftwaffe subjects too. This is one of them that I may decide to build ... but there are a few Messerschmitt's in the stash that would work too.

    I have a Korean War Sherman "Easy 8" underway in the Nose Art GB that is similarly painted.


    • Well, between the Pershing and the Stuka you known how to pick them! Either would be great additions... you know I’m a die hard Luftwaffe fan so the desert snake is my fav, but that Pershing is really something else. Thanks for all the feedback and encouragement Louis!

  3. I'm a definite "maybe!" Got lots line up in cue...but if I can fit something in I will.

  4. This is an awesome idea for a group build. I would like to join this build with a B 25 G Mitchell of the 38th BG / 823rd BS based in the Pacific Theater during WW II. Unfortunately current projects and commissioned builds will only allow me to get to this project later in the year.

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  5. More than likely I can find something to contribute. There's always another P-40 to complete.

  6. I have at least a Mk 8 Spitfire I can do !

  7. Here's one I prepared earlier, Mil Mi 24D.

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