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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
Lakota
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 01:25 PM UTC
Vicious,

Now I will have to try a "Birra Moretti". I'll have a great story to remember while I'm drinking it. I'll have to wait until I go to a city, my small town has PBR, Coors and a ton of craft beers.

Thank you for sharing a great story.

Don "Lakota"
Vicious
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 03:08 PM UTC

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Vicious,

Now I will have to try a "Birra Moretti". I'll have a great story to remember while I'm drinking it. I'll have to wait until I go to a city, my small town has PBR, Coors and a ton of craft beers.

Thank you for sharing a great story.

Don "Lakota"



Thank you so much Lakota!

in the family we have few stories handed down from the period of both world wars,always told in part by my grandmother but because she was already a teenager and involved in the partisan war did not talk a lot about it, or by the younger brothers and sisters, my great-grandfather and uncle who lived them directly rarely spoke about it and I understand them.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 12:28 PM UTC
Nice one Vicious.

Had more than a few Moretti myself, mainly in Italy itself. We have a friend in Milan that we visit as often as we can.

My Grandparents were Dutch and my Grandfather worked with the resistance there. Never spoke about it at all, only found out after he died and my Grandmother started to fiull us in. She had some great stuff to listen to, as well.
Vicious
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 12:59 PM UTC

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Nice one Vicious.

Had more than a few Moretti myself, mainly in Italy itself. We have a friend in Milan that we visit as often as we can.

My Grandparents were Dutch and my Grandfather worked with the resistance there. Never spoke about it at all, only found out after he died and my Grandmother started to fiull us in. She had some great stuff to listen to, as well.



The world is very small i am from the italian speaking region of Switzerland 1hr north of Milan and my Father in law is Dutch,move in Oz when was a little kid,my wife grand father was beaten-up by Nazi's when was just a kid

If you go to Milan at the end of September you have to go to Novegro Hobby Model Expo is huge, I used to go there every year, this year finally I can go to QMHE in Ipswich.

http://www.parcoesposizioninovegro.it/le-fiere-a-z/hobby-model-expo.html

if I'm not mistaken you're in Townsville ... I was there a couple of days ago, I live a little more 'south in Airlie Beach ... there is a hobby shop in Townsville? ...

Ok excuse me all I hijacked this tread too much, now I go back to my corner...
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 06:35 PM UTC

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if I'm not mistaken you're in Townsville ...



Nope I'm in Brisbane. 30k's south from the city centre where I work. I'm closer to Sydney than Townsville.



JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 07:25 PM UTC
At petbat, I guess foster is like taco bell and panda express here in the states, S...!

At Vicious, Great story and thanks for sharing!


Back on topic.





I just might....

John


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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:01 PM UTC
Ok fellas.

Rules & Regs, and Enlist

HERE !!!!!
Ramanathan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:52 PM UTC

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Ok fellas.

Rules & Regs, and Enlist

HERE !!!!!



done
McRunty
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC

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Ok fellas.

Rules & Regs, and Enlist

HERE !!!!!



done



Enlisted!
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 01:18 AM UTC
Back to the subject of beer... "American Beers" aren't really American Beers anymore. Budweiser, Anheuser Busch is owned by InBev a Belgian Company and Miller-Coors is owned by SAB or South African Brewing. Pabst Beer is the largest US owned brewery and until VERY recently they didn't brew a single drop! It was ALL contract brewed ! Now they've started a micro brewery and are brewing all of their old time beers using the old recipes from the 40's & 50's.Some of it is quite tasty. It's what Grandpa drank.
If you're going to try a Moretti try the La Rossa a dark slightly sweet brew. If it was a German beer it would be similar to a Doepple Bock. High alcohol content, more bang for your buck.

Back to the real subject..... This looks like a real winner ! I'll be in with the new Tamiya Stuart and MAYBE a dio to put it on. The Stuart is for our SWAMPS Club group build so two birds with one stone on this one.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 01:55 AM UTC
Just renamed the thread title....picked up the proposal title.

Italian Campaign 1943-1945

petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 02:50 PM UTC
I've enlisted too
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 04:40 PM UTC
Thanks John!

I've enlisted too... figured I'd better as I was running it.

Now all we need is a ribbon.

If anyone has ribbon ideas to submit, please remember to make them in .gif format.

Happy Modelling!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 08:35 AM UTC
Hard decision of what to build. Torn between



or



petbat
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 08:55 AM UTC
Bishop was one of my choices too Chris. A lot of options, decisions, decisions

Whichever you decide on, we will enjoy seeing it come together.
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:07 AM UTC
Chris,
A pair of great choices for sure. Bronco makes some great stuff... but I'm not sure I'd be up to the challenge.

What scale are those Re-2001's?

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:14 AM UTC

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Chris,
A pair of great choices for sure. Bronco makes some great stuff... but I'm not sure I'd be up to the challenge.

What scale are those Re-2001's?

Gaz


The Re-2001 is 1/48. Being an old Redleg, I’m leaning towards the Bishop. Very nice kit and this boxing includes the ammo trailer. Has markings for Sicily 1943. Made to order for the campaign.
brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:31 AM UTC
Be nice to see those Re-2001s upscaled to 1/32.
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 03:23 AM UTC
Hello!
I will participate! I like the idea of ​​the campaign.
Kalin
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 03:53 AM UTC
I'll join. I've got a few things that will work really well for it.

GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 07:35 AM UTC
Welcome, Kalin and Steve!

Gaz
johhar
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 07:56 AM UTC
Perfect timing as it gives me time to clear my current campaign commitments, wipe my slate clean, and take some advice and upgrade some of my tools. Not sure what I'll build but a Miniart Valentine or Riich Universal Carrier seem like good choices. Just wondering if anyone can tell me which Marks never saw Italy so I don't go wrong here. Or possibly a Bronco Humber Mark II.
Thanks,
Jon
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC
That's good news Johhar!

I've started a preliminary ribbon design.



or in real size:



Of course, we have months to decide, so no rush. If anyone has other ideas, please feel free to submit them for vote. Remember the final image has to be 50X20 pixels and in .gif format.

Gaz
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:11 PM UTC
Going back to the original thread comments, I thought of :



but it looks like:




Sleepwalker71
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 03:09 AM UTC

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Going back to the original thread comments, I thought of :



but it looks like:







Honestly, it looks like sushi - I think a slice of pizza would work better.