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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 07:50 AM GMT+7
Well, as we get close to winding up the ETO campaign a decision had to be made as to which WWII 75th anniversary campaign would be next. My decision: the Pacific Theater of Operations.

This campaign will cover any vehicle, ship, aircraft,or figure from the Pacific theater from 1941-45, any nationality, and will cover the Southwest Pacific as well. To give everyone a couple of months break, the campaign will run from 1 October, 2017 through 1 April, 2018. To view the rules and sign up, go here.

F6F, here I come!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 03:30 PM GMT+7
I have an F4F that has been sitting in the middle of my stash and its been long enough.

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 12:05 AM GMT+7
I'm in! my favorite theater.

joe
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 12:30 AM GMT+7
Too many campaigns!
Bugrit! millennium hand and shrimp, I'm in!

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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 04:13 AM GMT+7
Would have preferred MTO but well, sure I'm in - let's go!

Thomas
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 04:37 AM GMT+7

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Would have preferred MTO but well, sure I'm in - let's go!

Thomas



Thomas,

Thought I'd go with PTO to keep a sort of pattern going. The first campaign was CBI, then ETO, now shifting back to the east, PTO, then back west to MTO. That's my kind of wacky thinking, anyway.

Glad you're on board!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 06:15 AM GMT+7
Well,
CBI, ETO, PTO? I will not break the chain, hence, I am in. I will have to search my stash for the old Hasegawa B5N.

Oliver
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 04:14 AM GMT+7
Thanks Michael! Good campaign choice anyway.

Oliver: exactly what I thought, nice to see you joining as well

Also glad to see you, Bob and Joe, here.

Thomas
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 11:20 AM GMT+7
Good call Michael! Im in, I like the time frame and have plenty to choose from. So until then I can peruse the stash, see what else is being built for the campaign and see what I come up with.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 12:18 PM GMT+7
Sounds like the band is getting back together!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 05:42 AM GMT+7
Damn you guys for starting this three weeks after I started Tamiya's F4U-1A
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 07:04 AM GMT+7
Matt, I have 6 F4U's if you need one

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 08:58 AM GMT+7
I've wanted to build Pappy Boyington's Corsair for years. Alway had a soft spot for VMF-214 when they were at MCAS El Toro
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 09:59 AM GMT+7

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Damn you guys for starting this three weeks after I started Tamiya's F4U-1A



Matt,

If it's less than 25% done you can stop working on it now and wait for the campaign to start. Though I know stopping work on a 1/32 Tamiya kit is nearly impossible!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 07:15 PM GMT+7
PTO ! Count me in

I think i will build a MXY-7 Okha and a J2F-5 Duck.
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 03:55 AM GMT+7
Hi Michael, I have Verlinden 120mm Navy pilot in the stash. Are figures in? The campaign page rule section has no mention of "dudes" however you mention them in first post on possible campaign. If its cool count me in......
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 05:09 AM GMT+7

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Hi Michael, I have Verlinden 120mm Navy pilot in the stash. Are figures in? The campaign page rule section has no mention of "dudes" however you mention them in first post on possible campaign. If its cool count me in......



Dudes are in. Gals too, if you can make one fit the theme!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 06:25 AM GMT+7

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Damn you guys for starting this three weeks after I started Tamiya's F4U-1A



Matt,

If it's less than 25% done you can stop working on it now and wait for the campaign to start. Though I know stopping work on a 1/32 Tamiya kit is nearly impossible!

Michael




It sure is. I'm in!
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 01:04 PM GMT+7
Okay I'm so in! 1/48 scale RNZAF P-40 here we come!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 12:46 AM GMT+7

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Thanks Michael! Good campaign choice anyway.

Oliver: exactly what I thought, nice to see you joining as well

Also glad to see you, Bob and Joe, here.

Thomas



good to be here thomas. now i have to decide what i will build. i have more pto kits than anything else.

joe
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 01:16 AM GMT+7
Ov Vey, so many campaigns, so little time.
A part started PV-2 (but was it Atlantic or Pacific)
A started PBJ (but the depicted version only Flew in the Atlantic)
A started F4F, but which theater...
Both an F4U-4 & -5 but are they too late for PTO
An F6F-3N, but I've saving it for Night Fighters
A started P-39 for Guadalcanal
A pair of PBYs
A brace of SBDs
And maybe even a TBM
Nah, the only decision is what am I going to give up to be in this campaign, working or sleeping?
john41492
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 02:56 PM GMT+7
Hi all,

Ha! I knew that this would happen! This is the one that I really relish, and I'm looking to move at the end of November... No way to complete one for this before I go, the queue is full. Looks like I'll be setting up and giving it a go in my new place! I'm in. With what? I'll let the wife make the call.
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 02:16 AM GMT+7
Bought a PBJ-1H conversion set for HK Model's B-25H:



I'm not sure about the tail numbers (11) on 8-ball: what I've seen, it's 8. But 11 could be another (later) plane of same crew? Also top turret and forward facing side mounted machine gun pods could be removed. I'll probably try to build "Love Bug" without the MGs, for which I have photographic evidence.

Love Bug was lost over Ponape and was based at Eniwetok.

I was planning to build something smaller, but I need to free some space from my kit stash
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 02:23 AM GMT+7

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Bought a PBJ-1H conversion set for HK Model's B-25H:

Both planes flew from Philippines, so should be good for this campaign. I'll post a proper startup picture with the kit once the campaign starts.

I'm not sure about the tail numbers (11) on 8-ball: what I've seen, it's 8. But 11 could be another (later) plane of same crew? Also top turret and forward facing side mounted machine gun pods could be removed. I'll probably try to build "Love Bug" without the MGs, for which I have photographic evidence.

I was planning to build something smaller, but I need to free some space from my kit stash



Pasi,

That should be quite the undertaking! It certainly will fit the campaign profile, looking forward to it.

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:47 PM GMT+7

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Bought a PBJ-1H conversion set for HK Model's B-25H:





Oh wow, I'm in love!


I may just finish my Corsair now and build something far more intriguing for this group build.