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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 07:08 PM UTC

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Those are good links Eric Thanks for posting them.

I was going through my coveted copy of concords German armored units at Arnhem yesterday and i think i found just the oddball vehicle to built for this campaign. I'm keeping it under the hat fora bit till I'm fully sure which kit i need.



let me guess
Flammwagen auf Panzerkampfwagen B-2 ?
Generals Kussin's unfortunate Citroen c2 staff car?
American para on a bakfiets? (how the heck do you translate that? freightbike?)
Tiger mock up of a dutch Leopard 1 used in the movie a bridge to far?

is't in there?
FAUST
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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 04:26 AM UTC

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let me guess
Flammwagen auf Panzerkampfwagen B-2 ?
Generals Kussin's unfortunate Citroen c2 staff car?
American para on a bakfiets? (how the heck do you translate that? freightbike?)
Tiger mock up of a dutch Leopard 1 used in the movie a bridge to far?

is't in there?



Eeehmmm Nope, Nope, Actually like that idea and I have a Bakfiets in scale but nope and nope.

Allthough now you mentioned the Bakfiets. And I like the fact that you actually know the word Bakfiets. I have to look at my parents house where the thing is I might do something with it for this campaign. Thanks for that idea.

By the way... I have no clue how Bakfiets translates. Freightbike could be quite a good name for it. I guess they are not very well known in America. If there is no english word for it.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:42 AM UTC
I'll join with a Tamiya Cromwell or maybe a Staghound.
erichvon
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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:54 PM UTC
I'm in! I've got the Miniart crossroads dio in the stash I bought cheap off ebay last year with no clear plan what to do with it. I think I'll pick up the Bronco 6lber and crew and have them covering the junction engaging something off the base.
noddy927
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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 01:06 AM UTC
Welcome aboard guys, and some great ideas here.
The 6 pounder is a popular kit and thats a few of you building it. Can't wait

Pete
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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 01:01 AM UTC
I'm thinking very strongly about a medical jeep from the 82nd Airborne, kitbashing the italieri jeep ambulance and the Tamiya jeep.
Snorri23
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Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 07:16 AM UTC
I am thinking of building a Flak 38 in a ground mount. Nasty piece of equipment.
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 09:52 AM UTC
Well I was just doing some research and it appears that I could use a Tasca Luchs that I have. The decals put it belonging to a Pz.Aufkl.Abt.9 which was involved in Market-Garden and included Luchs in the ranks. So I think I will do this with that.
Snorri23
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 11:21 AM UTC
Change of plans for me. Went to the Detroit show and came away with a 2cm flak. Going to try and mate it to a 250. Does anyone have some interior shots. So that I can replicate the mount? Thanks.
FAUST
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 11:35 AM UTC
Hmmmm. I just came back from my parents house and searched on my old workbench there but it seems i have sold the bakfiets (cargo bicycle.) Somewhere in the past. It will not change much to my original idea. But it would have been a nice addition to it.
noddy927
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 01:22 AM UTC
Some great ideas going down here guys, and a good mix of allied and axis.

Pete
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 08:20 AM UTC
Visited my mum in my hometown, and visited Lance Sgt. J D Baskeyfield statue in festival park. Here are a few pics.





Pete
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:44 AM UTC
Pete, what is he carrying ?
erichvon
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 11:46 AM UTC
John it's a 6lber shell. It's how he won his VC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Baskeyfield

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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 01:26 PM UTC
Thanks Karl.
Just checked the link, didn't knew his story.

Brave guy.
Facing tanks alone can't be easy.

noddy927
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Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 12:57 AM UTC
Yeah John he was from Stoke where I come from, same regiment I was in.
And also Four more VC's were awarded after the battle, including one for Major Robert Cain, commander of B Company, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.[29] The 2nd Battalion thus became the only British battalion to receive two VCs during one engagement in the Second World War.[3]

Pete
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 01:28 AM UTC
I have an Alan 15cm sIG 33 infantry gun that I'd also be able to use... But it's currently up for sale and that's the only thing stopping me from building it. I'd rather not build the Luchs just yet because its a bit too advanced for me.
rolltide31
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 08:23 AM UTC
Hi allI am going to build the German Panther Type G Early Version. That might change to a StuG but haven't decided yet. Just a quick question, is this forum line going to be the Official Forum for this Campaign?

thanks

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 11:22 PM UTC
Yeah I will just keep this as the main blog for the build.

Cheers Pete

Oh look forward to seeing the Panther.
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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 02:19 AM UTC
Pete, thanks for the reply. With that, I will stick with the Panther. Looking forward to the campaign.

Dave
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 02:54 AM UTC
I just scored a set of the Bronco British Airborne Equipment off eBay, so it would seem that it has been released overseas. For those wanting it for the campaign there are several more on there.
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 03:46 AM UTC
There are two volumes of Operation Market Garden Then and Now which are excellent references if you're keen on this particular Operation..

Al
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 04:24 AM UTC
Hi all,

I am going to build the Tamiya Panther G Early Versionas a member of the 9th SS Panzer Division.





Looking forward to this build. I have a couple of PE kits to get prior to the start but I have plenty of time.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 12:15 AM UTC
Welcome aboard David, nice kit there.
Thanks for the info on the book Alan


Pete
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 12:55 AM UTC
Hi Pete,

If you haven't already got it Rob van Meel's British Airborne Jeeps 1942 - 1945 is worth a purchase, also contains stowage and lashing diagrams for jeeps etc in the Horsa . What a turn up for the books that one is.

Cheers

Al