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Crusader to Gazala Campaign
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 02:23 AM GMT+7

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I'm afraid I'm about there with the tiny parts, too. I can barely see some of the tinier photo etch pieces, let alone figure out how to secure them to clean them up and attach them.



Agreed- I think it's called "aging gracefully"...
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 02:13 PM GMT+7
I'm at the point where I'll always choose the plastic part over the PE part if there is a choice. I'll even omit a PE part if I think is gonna be too tiny to notice later.
Darson
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 03:48 PM GMT+7
You and me both Gary, I rarely even bother with PE these days unless it's something like radiator grills on a Tiger or Panther
AgentG
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 02:25 PM GMT+7
I'm in. Over half my stash is related to the North African Campaign. I'm thinking an SdKfz 10 towing a PAK.

G
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 04:51 PM GMT+7
Wayne,
That would be awesome!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
Alright my friends,
I'm back from my two-week fishing vacation in Alaska and ready to talk models once again. For the curious my fishing yielded Rainbow Trout and Red Salmon and many quality hours with my father and mother nature. At one point I looked up into a tree and found myself less than 10-feet from the eyes of an adult bald eagle. Later I was able to watch the two adults teach their two immature eagles how to eat fish.

Here's on of my favorite WWII oddities:
SdKfz 6/3

All phots for discussion only.










ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 11:01 AM GMT+7
That's an ugly one, but has it's charm....
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 01:35 PM GMT+7
You really want me to build that one since I told you I had it in the stach don't you Gary.

Missed you yesterday. You missed aussie tacos and cake
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 05:29 PM GMT+7

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You really want me to build that one since I told you I had it in the stach don't you Gary.

Missed you yesterday. You missed aussie tacos and cake



Peter,
yes, it would be fantastic if you built that kit. Actually, I'm a little jealous. I'll look for one when I start stash building again.

I would have loved to have been at the meeting, but my flight landed at 7:45pm. I'll have to wait until next time for Aussie tacos and cake.

Gaz
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 01:51 AM GMT+7
Ummm, I gotta know, what's in an Aussie Taco???? Foster's?
JSSVIII
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 02:35 AM GMT+7
Yea guys, I'd like to know too, what is an Aussie taco?
johhar
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 03:03 AM GMT+7
I hope you're not talking about the Outback Steakhouse menu items.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
I have no idea what is in an Aussie Taco. But, if you go to MacDonald's and get an Aussie Burger, it will have the usual stuff PLUS: Grilled onions, Beetroot, and a Fried Egg.
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 09:50 AM GMT+7
Nice campaign. Having had several glasses of..., I'm thinking to sign up (even if I didn't complete the Tank Hunters campaign). I'm thinking about building the venerable Italeri M14/41... Might add some Friuls as the kit tracks are vinyl and look pretty naf. If I make the kit purchase tomorrow, I'm in.

Cheers

Matthew

P.S. Aussie taco? kangaroo slices in a taco shell?
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 10:25 AM GMT+7
Matthew,
It would be great to have you along with us. It will also be great to see some representations of Italian gear.

Gaz
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 04:00 PM GMT+7
Sorry Guys, inside joke that Gary must have missed in our previous club meeting. This is an Aussie Taco:


... and this about sums it up:

https://desperatelyseekingcrab.com/2008/07/31/a-typical-aussie-sausage-sizzle/

EXCEPT that a home BBQ usually is more sophisticated than the rudimentary sausage sizzle. You are more likely to see prawns, fish, marinated chicken, Lamb kebabs, steak, hamburger, ..... and yes sausages..... on a home BBQ plate.
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 04:51 PM GMT+7
Ah, the great Aussie snag (sausage). Lamb and snags are two great things I've learned to appreciate since moving to Aus.

Aussie beer is another.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM GMT+7
Oh man that looks great, bring on the heartburn! thanks for letting us know peter, I was still wondering about it.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 01:25 AM GMT+7
*burp*

Excuse me....
johhar
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
Thanks to the authoritative precision of the info on the internet, I'm kind of at a loss as to what British tanks of the Valentine, A10, etc variety (thinking MiniArt/Bronco) actually served then and there. I give myself at best a 50% chance of getting it right, so any help and/or suggestions would be appreciated.
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 01:03 PM GMT+7
Johhar,
I'm not too knowledgeable about which British Marks of this or that were there on any given dates. So, if you're a little off, that's not a problem. I probably wouldn't know for sure, anyway.

Having fun is more important than the number of rivets, if you get my drift.

Gaz

SpeedyJ
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 01:13 PM GMT+7
Hi all.
Just signed up for the party. Brings up my first question. Anyone knows when Rommel captured his AEC Dorchester Mammut which he named after 'Max' (from the German comic Max und Moritz? Did he use this as his mobile command center during Operation Crusader?
I'd like to build it for this campaign.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 01:21 PM GMT+7
Answers for dates and events as from the beginning of the German campaign up to Operation Crusader.
Stories and extreme detailed information: https://rommelsriposte.com

More simplified information with answers for material used:
http://gregpanzerblitz.com/Crusader.htm

Think this will help you 'jonhar' and others of course.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 01:48 PM GMT+7
Jan,
Thank you for that! Very helpful indeed!

Gaz
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 02:02 AM GMT+7
Will be more to come Gaz. When Mister Rommel is involved I'm in. Stumbled over this campaign proposal a while ago, forgot about it until Friday. Did some quick research. There is so much more info on this particular subject, you wouldn't even believe. I don't build tanks anymore, lost interest in that. But a AEC Matador, the men called it 'Dorchester' (after a luxury hotel by that time) and captured by 'Der Fuchs' Great stuff!

Kind regards,

Robert Jan