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75th Anniversary ”Battle of Midway” 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.
This is a tribute to the participants on both sides of the conflict.
My thoughts on this are as follows:
1. A new build. Your Midway thread can include a project that you started sometime earlier, but have not yet completed. As long as your build is not 100 percent done, you can post it here. This may encourage us to get some of our unfinished works completed………………
2. The end goal of this build is 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 deadline.
The completion of your build should be somewhere around the actual 75th anniversary.
If something happens and you can’t make the deadline, that’s OK. Sometimes “Life” happens, and I understand that. Just post your project when it’s completed. Please try your best to make the deadline though.
(Meanwhile, before your build is done, please post your progress to help inspire others along.).
3. 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 event is open for both Japanese and American models or dioramas .
This event allows 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. .
An example of a diorama recently posted here entitled “U.S. Marines defend Wake Island” would fit right in here (if it was from Midway though).
We have numerous Jeep vehicle builds on Imodeler that would also be appropriate. Any vehicle build would work if you can tie it in to Midway somehow. Army “Deuce and a Half” trucks would work too. (just make it a Midway truck……………….)
4. Any scale is fine.
5. Anyone is welcome to join in. The more the merrier!
No formal invite is needed.
6. Anything related to the Battle of Midway……………. You get the idea.
7. Stragglers are welcome. You don’t have to join this “Midway” themed group build on the very first day it’s posted. Try to get your build completed by June 6th, 2017.
8. If you decide to build a plane earlier in it’s career, prior to the Battle of Midway, as long as it participated in the Battle that will be OK.
Here’s an example using a Douglas Devastator TBD: Your plane was entered into our Group Build and is painted in “Yellow Wings” markings. The plane was later lost in the Battle of Midway as part of “Torpedo 8”. Simply include the fate of the plane and / or the crew, so that you can somehow relate your build to the Midway Battle. Then your build qualifies.
This will open a LOT of possibilities, (and add some color too………………).
9. Please start a new thread for a separate model, if you decide to build more than one. It will make it easier for our readers to follow along with your progress.
10. Please tag your article with “Midway Group Build”.
As mentioned above, I would like to have the related articles posted about the builds sometime during the Midway Anniversary.
I am hoping that our fellow iModeler members will also post their previous builds during the 75th Anniversary of the Battle. We had something similar happen about a month or so ago when we had a flurry of F6F Hellcat and F4F Wildcat postings. I encourage this to happen again between June 4th and 6th.
I will try to moderate the build, but I will probably ask for help from time to time.
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Great reference site….thanks for sharing it.
VERY interesting, Mr. Ley. Thanks for adding to this.
My uncle flew a “Clunk” during this battle, but would never talk about his experience there. He later became a test pilot, evaluating aircraft like the F4D, F2H, F7U and A-3. He was appointed base commander of […]
Thank you Chaz for the compliments. I was very fortunate to have had access to a real “early” Avenger several years ago. It was a plane that was recovered from Lake Michigan, and has now been restored to a […]
Astounding build Louis. I especially enjoyed the wip-pics of the interior since I’ve always been curious of what the guts of this plane was like. Builds like this are always educational and inspiring, so thanks […]
Thanks Freddie for posting this one up……………. and for sharing your experiences with the build. Your A6M turned out great.
Merry Christmas to you too buddy…………… and a Happy / Healthy New […]
Actually Tom, it is awesome when that happens!! 😉
I just like to share my build experience with others, so they know what may lay ahead. As far as my tardiness in getting her in on time for the group […]
Freddy don’t you like it when a plan finally comes together. Or should I state a model? Looks good buddy, better late than never.
Finally finished with this one!! Hasegawa 1:48 scale A6M2b
Overall a decent model, and the best in the scale of this particular A6M…(Until Tamiya does a new tool……come on Tamiya…..Please?)
Like I […]
The Zero is coming along great !!!! Looks good.
Here they are Chuck!! Kit is painted, decaled and sealed. Now it’s on to the weathering and fiddley bits!!
Markings are those for an A6M2, from IJN Soryu, Flown by Po1c Sugiyama Takeo, during the Battle of Midway.
Looking forward to seeing it, the suspense is killing me!!!!
Pictures to come shortly, almost ready to be painted! (As soon as I get the Eduard masks that is).
I used the 1:48 scale Hasegawa kit.
That will be nice to see completed Shaun. Quite a project!
Thanks Louis, the encouragement means a lot – take care!
There’s just something about Blue Gray with red and white rudder stripes…………… Toss in the early War US insignia with the red centers and it’s like icing on the cake………….. (although I wouldn’t […]
Thanks Mate – its certainly taking its time!
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