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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:35 PM UTC

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Ok fellas.

Rules & Regs, and Enlist

HERE !!!!!



I clicked the Enlisted tab!
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:43 PM UTC

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



but it looks like:







Its does look like sushi . I like Damians idea, try a slice of pizza.

JohnA
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 01:25 PM 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.



I like the idea of a slice of pizza.
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 02:37 PM UTC
John A, that's great!

Guys, there won't be any pizza. Although good- natured, it's possible that someone might get offended.

Peter, it took me a while to figure out it was pork with crackling. But I am on my phone at work.

There is still plenty of time to submit better designs than mine, or to modify mine in a more warlike manner.

Cheers fellas

Gaz.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 08:12 PM UTC
It is actually Asian style pork belly ! Guess the underbelly comment got lost in the past

GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:19 AM UTC

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It is actually Asian style pork belly ! Guess the underbelly comment got lost in the past




As much as I liked the " soft underbelly", it did make certain things more complicated. Topic spacing and ribbons included. Either way, it's great to see more modellers enlisting.

Really looking forward to some of the great ideas we've seen so far.

Gaz
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 08:12 PM UTC
I suppose a Mini Cooper in the middle is not going to get the tick of approval either then...
Sleepwalker71
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:16 AM UTC
It's beyond my imagination how the slice of pizza may be more offensive than porchetta (I guess it was that sushi looking piece of meat). Maybe the leaning tower of Pisa will be more neutral, and above it all, it's very Italian.
Vicious
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:33 AM UTC
and in the middle half Croce Sabauda,the Italian King emblem and half Fascio of the fascist?...
petbat
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 09:52 AM UTC
Okay enough with the jokes, I'll experiment a bit with some options.


Basic line map siloutte





Based on the Italian Socialist Flag as used from 1943 to 1945





Italian and Sicilian Flags



Variant




I like No.2 better myself, it is more in line with what Gaz proposed and the flag itself is the timeline for the campaign.

Anyone else having a go at making one?
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:44 PM UTC
Those are all excellent, Peter. Thank you!

I'm torn between 1. and 2., myself.

We'll accept ribbon submissions until the end of 31 July then we'll vote.

Sound reasonable?

Gaz
Sleepwalker71
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:56 PM UTC
No.1 for me.
YellowHammer
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 02:27 PM UTC
I just joined the campaign for a fun, nostalgic, simple OOB build. I've got an old Monogram Sturmpanzer IV, kit 7506, in 1/32 scale. I don't have an air brush so it will be rattle cans and hairy sticks for me. Hopefully it will be simple enough that I actually finish the thing. Looking forward to having some fun.


BTW, I like No. 2.

John
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 02:43 PM UTC
I'd throw my support for option #2. It better fits the timeline historically.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 02:59 AM UTC
Found some inspiration in an old series of books my grandad gave me.



A line of 25pdrs in Sicily. Tamiya provide pretty much everything in their kit to do this.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 05:50 AM UTC
That's a great picture, Stephen!
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
If anyone else wants to vote for a ribbon option, please do so within the next week.

Gaz
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 07:25 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Another vote for #2.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 07:35 AM UTC
Hey Gary

Just enlisted! My first campaign in several years. I'll be building the Carro Armato P40 , only 8 years after I reviewed it...

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 08:55 AM UTC

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Hey Gary
I'll be building the Carro Armato P40, only 8 years after I reviewed it...

Stefan



Maybe I should finish the one I started 8 years ago




I wanted to create an engine that resembles the real one, but references are non-existant. In hindsight, I don't think much would be seen through the vents anyway. Be interested to see how it goes on yours.
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:20 AM UTC

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If anyone else wants to vote for a ribbon option, please do so within the next week.

Gaz



No. 2 has my vote.


JohnA
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 11:32 AM UTC
I vote for #1.

Mark
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 06:12 PM UTC
Welcome Stefan! I've never seen that tank modelled, so it should be a great event when you finish it.

Gaz
Vicious
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 11:20 AM UTC
If can interest you people there is an Italian author Lorenzo Bovi who has made a series of books especially on Sicily during WWII where you can find beautiful and many unpublished photos, many photos are shown next to the photo of the place now and aerial photos for more 'easily place them on the territory, there are also profiles and maps, the books are in Italian but the photos do not need translation, I am not related in any way with the author but are books that deserve a look and related to the campaign

http://www.lambadoria.it/stampa/libri%20associazione/index1.htm

you can find them also on Amazon

and here many of the picture from the book and from people of the italian forum

http://www.freeforumzone.com/d/9424272/IDENTIFICAZIONE-LUOGHI-Carri-Armati-SICILIA-1943/discussione.aspx/1
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:26 PM UTC
Thanks Vicious. Those do look like excellent books for references.

A picture tells a thousand words, which is why Italian pictures come with hands to emphasise. (An old joke from an old italian friend whom we called windy.... when he talked his arms went everywhere just like a windmill..)