Korea: The Forgotten War group build is now active.
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This is an open invitation to all who want to participate in our Korean War group build. This group build will follow the exact same dates as the actual conflict did. It will start on June 25th, 2020, and will end a little over three years later on July 27th, 2023. This is exactly 70 years later…
Once you are done with your build, please feel free to post articles of your completed work at your convenience. There is no need to wait for three years before you can post your work.
I will most likely need assistance with monitoring the group occasionally, especially since it is going to last three years.
You can build as many models as you like. There are no limits to how many models you can make.
This group build is dedicated to all of the men and women who served their Country during the so called “Police Action”, that is still technically a war. Many do not know this, but all that has stopped the fighting on the front lines along the DMZ in Korea, is a cease fire order that has remained in effect since 1953. The DMZ has been a hot spot on several occasions every since then.
The goal of this group build is to honor all of those who served in Korea before, during, and after the cease fire took effect. They will not be forgotten any more.
My Dad was a Korean War combat veteran. He served in several US Army Armor units as a tanker in M-4 Sherman’s and M-26 Pershings, and also in the Infantry as a foot soldier. Sadly my Dad passed away back in 2012. In his last few days of his life, he opened up to me about some of his horrific experiences during the War. What he told me still haunts me to this very day. This is the stuff of nightmares, yet he actually lived it, as did the many who also served there. Dad told me that when he got home, he did not get any parade like the veterans of World War 2 did. My Dad said he felt like what he and his friends did was forgotten, almost as if it never happened… I have heard this same comment from other Korean War veterans.
This is our way to remember and honor them, so they are no longer “Forgotten”.
This group build will follow the same dates as the conflict. It will start on June 25th, 2020, and will end on July 27th, 2023. This group build will be going on for a little over three years. I will ask for help with moderating it from time to time.
Any type aircraft, vessel, tank, wheeled vehicle or tractor, artillery piece, submarine, helicopter, or any weapon of any kind that was used by either the United Nations or the Communist sides during the conflict will be allowed. As long as it was used during the War you can build a model of it.
There is not a new build requirement. If you have a model that is started, but not yet completed, you can post it. This is an effort to help clean out our “shelf of doom” that we all seem to have at some point or another.
You can give your old models a “Face Lift” and give them a new paint job if you so desire. You can resurrect your old models if you so desire. Just show how it was used during the War and you are good to go.
Any scale is OK. There is no requirement for any certain scale.
You can scratch build a model if you so desire.
All are invited to join us. No invitation is required.
Lets keep it fun………….