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C:2 Command and Control
Johnston_RCR
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 - 03:46 PM UTC
Alright folks, we have officially been approved for the 1st of September, so start getting those kits ready, especially if you have to order one.

Also, feel free to PM me if you would be interested in stepping up as a second in command. I don't see myself going anywhere, but I do agree its a good idea, just in case.

I myself will be enterying Academy's M981 FISTV. It is an artillery forward observation vehicle. More information and some pictures can be found at this site if you are interested http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m981.htm
markm
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 - 04:20 PM UTC
Gallery space has been assigned as well,

Good luck
emroglan
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 - 07:06 PM UTC
What to build, what to build?
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 - 08:39 PM UTC
I am on for this one!! It will be great - so many possibilities

Now it is time to go through the stash and see what I can find
Johnston_RCR
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 10:35 AM UTC
Hi Emre and Jesper, glad to see you on board for this one. And yes, there certainly is a lot you can choose for this one. It will be interesting to see what you come up with!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 12:02 AM UTC
Hi Kevin, I have been through my stash now and have come up with a likely candidate, but I am not sure if it will qualify.

It is the Sd.Kfz. 140/1 Aufklarungspanzer 38. It is technically a reconnaisance vehicle, but I plan to outfit it as a command vehicle with extra radios, star antennas etc. It is basically what one would do to make a normal tank into a command tank. Would this qualify for this campaign?
emroglan
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 02:17 AM UTC
I will try my best and build my Italeri M-925 Shelter Truck for this one. However, I quit work this month to start an MBA program this September, so depending on my commitment for that I might change to something smaller like a Kubel(since I am a lazy modeler I should say).

Another good campaign to go, glad I'm in, let's have fun!
badger66
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 03:03 AM UTC
Perhaps the 925 Shelter to make a AN/TTC 39
Johnston_RCR
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 06:33 AM UTC

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Hi Kevin, I have been through my stash now and have come up with a likely candidate, but I am not sure if it will qualify.

It is the Sd.Kfz. 140/1 Aufklarungspanzer 38. It is technically a reconnaisance vehicle, but I plan to outfit it as a command vehicle with extra radios, star antennas etc. It is basically what one would do to make a normal tank into a command tank. Would this qualify for this campaign?



I would count it. You are making it into a command vehicle, so it would fit the campaign. Good luck with it Jesper.

Also Emre has volunteered to be the 2IC for this campaign. Thanks Emre.
Johnston_RCR
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 07:36 AM UTC
Emre, either one is fine and fits in. The Kubel was used for command staff at times.

Don, I did some reading on the AN/TTC 39. Very interesting vehicle. Good choice, and good luck.
mark197205
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 09:25 AM UTC
I think I will be up for this one, not sure what I'll build yet, but undoubtedly it will be WWII German..
Johnston_RCR
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 03:36 PM UTC
Welcome to the campaign Mark, glad to see you join. Plenty of WWII German to choose from really, so pick something fun.


Also just a note, if anyone needs some help with research or ideas, just PM me. I know modern armour better than anything, but I have a fair size library to root through that includes everything from the Boer War up to modern combat. One includes a book with sketches of the main types of vehicles used by the German Army in WWII. From the Panzer 1 up to the King Tiger, halftracks, scout cars....and, you guessed it, some command vehicles that would fit in perfectly. Maybe a good one would be the vehicles used in blitzkrieg to call in and co-ordinate the Stukas.

Also, for anyone wanting to do something Canadian, I work weekends at the Military Communications and Electronice Museum, and know the curator well, so I can stop in, root through files, and grab some pictures of anything on display OR in storage there.
emroglan
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 05:11 PM UTC

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Also Emre has volunteered to be the 2IC for this campaign. Thanks Emre.



My pleasure, I will be glad for any help I can provide.

Anyone building a beobachtswagen I wonder? Like a Panther with a dummy gun that Dragon offers in 1/35?
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 07:58 PM UTC

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I would count it. You are making it into a command vehicle, so it would fit the campaign. Good luck with it Jesper.



Great! Thanks for the quick reply.

I am on for this one.
mark197205
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 11:39 AM UTC

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Welcome to the campaign Mark, glad to see you join. Plenty of WWII German to choose from really, so pick something fun.


Also just a note, if anyone needs some help with research or ideas, just PM me. I know modern armour better than anything, but I have a fair size library to root through that includes everything from the Boer War up to modern combat. One includes a book with sketches of the main types of vehicles used by the German Army in WWII. From the Panzer 1 up to the King Tiger, halftracks, scout cars....and, you guessed it, some command vehicles that would fit in perfectly. Maybe a good one would be the vehicles used in blitzkrieg to call in and co-ordinate the Stukas.

Also, for anyone wanting to do something Canadian, I work weekends at the Military Communications and Electronice Museum, and know the curator well, so I can stop in, root through files, and grab some pictures of anything on display OR in sotrage there.



Thanks Kevin, I'll take a look at whats in the stash or I might even buy something new just for the campaign....
Johnston_RCR
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 11:28 AM UTC

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Thanks Kevin, I'll take a look at whats in the stash or I might even buy something new just for the campaign....



Oh sure, blame your new purchase on me
Oh well, I'll take the blame for anyone looking for a new kit their partner may not approve of
mark197205
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 05:36 AM UTC

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Thanks Kevin, I'll take a look at whats in the stash or I might even buy something new just for the campaign....



Oh sure, blame your new purchase on me
Oh well, I'll take the blame for anyone looking for a new kit their partner may not approve of




Hehehe, believe me I'll stil get the flak for the purchase....
JeepLC
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 01:51 PM UTC
I am looking to build Michael Wittmann's Tiger 1 during the Normandy Campaign. Every picture I have found; his actual Tiger 1 N.205, not the one he used in the famed convoy assault N.222 or N.231; lacks antennas. Would the number 222 or 205 Tigers be acceptable?
goldenpony
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 06:09 AM UTC
I might join this one if I can find the kit I want to build. I have been looking for the Cyber-Hobby 1/35 Kubelwagen radio car, but everyone seems to be out of stock. There are several different places that have the 1/16 scalle car, but that is a little ambitious for me.

I did find a couple fo opther kits that would be nice, but for some reason I have that darn Kubelwagen stuck in my head.

goldenpony
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 11:52 PM UTC
OK, something else caught my eye, so I jumped into the fray. I am going with a DML Sd. Kfz. 265 Kleiner Panzerbefehlwagen I Early. I also plan to add the Lion Roar PE set as well. It might be a little ambitious for me, but I think I can do it. Any way, looks like I have my two big winter projects a littel early.

And if I could figure out how to upload a picture I would. But only one thing at a time here!



Johnston_RCR
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2007 - 08:46 AM UTC

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I am looking to build Michael Wittmann's Tiger 1 during the Normandy Campaign. Every picture I have found; his actual Tiger 1 N.205, not the one he used in the famed convoy assault N.222 or N.231; lacks antennas. Would the number 222 or 205 Tigers be acceptable?



Im more into modern, so I don't really know the specifics of Wittmann's tanks. I would prefer keeping it to one with the extra antennas and radios. I would prefer sticking to a command vehicle, not just a vehicle used by a famous commander.
RedwingNev
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 09:21 PM UTC
Hmm, this looks like the perfect excuse to build the new Bronco Humber scout car I'd be doing it as one belonging to Regimental HQ, 3RTR, so that would count, right?
goldenpony
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2007 - 05:44 AM UTC
Well my Panzerbefehlwagen arrived today. Of course I ahd to open it up and take a look. Wow, it is small!!! I guess I should have figured it would be samll.

Now just to get everything I need and wait until Sept 1. I suppose it is a good thing I ahve another project going to occupy my time.

Johnston_RCR
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2007 - 01:33 PM UTC

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Hmm, this looks like the perfect excuse to build the new Bronco Humber scout car I'd be doing it as one belonging to Regimental HQ, 3RTR, so that would count, right?



HQ is alright. It fits the command part. Just make sure its clear.
RedwingNev
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 04:24 AM UTC

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Just make sure its clear.



Do you mean make sure the model is in a setting where its clear its a HQ vehicle? Or just make sure that I state its an HQ vehicle?

Thx