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1/48th Campaign Round-up

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Background
With the German Tiger I Early Production (Kit No. 32504) Tamiya launched the first 1/48 scale armor model of the new millennium. Considered an aircraft scale and not an armor scale, most companies discontinued their 1/48 scale kits long ago and the scale got into disuse for armor. Since the Tiger, Tamiya has added many other vehicles to its miniature army and other companies have followed suit: Hobby Boss, Italeri and AFV Club joined the club and many resin manufacturers have jumped on the band wagon as well. It is considered a great scale for beginners and many aircraft enthusiasts enjoy a cross over in their favourite aircraft scale. Nevertheless, 1/48 scale has not yet made the jump to the so called more “serious” military modellers. That’s where this campaign got into the picture. The goal of this campaign was to give anyone the incentive to try out something new and see for themselves what can be done in this scale. I think we have reached that goal!

The Campaign
The proposal for this campaign was launched right before Christmas 2009. 6 days later we had the required 10 entrants and on 1 January 2010 the campaign was approved – 8 months before the official start! By the start of the campaign on 1 September 60 people had signed on, by the end of April there were 81. The campaign had an auspicious start generating 5 new pages of posts until the end of September and going on to 24 pages by the end of the campaign 7 months later (that’s 6 months with a one month and a few days extension).

The subjects entered were widespread: From the diminutive Kurogane softskin to the Jagdtiger. From a simple out of the box build to a resin build or a diorama with two vehicles and a house. From a WWI Italian air force truck to a Humvee. Unfortunately none of the Humvees made it in time so most subjects were from WWII. Altogether 6 very advanced projects didn’t make the deadline; hopefully we’ll see some of them completed here soon.

In all, some 28 projects made the deadline and their builders received the prestigious 1/48 Scale Campaign Ribbon. These were
  • alpha_tango
  • Andreas63
  • BigSmitty
  • CMOT70
  • Dangeroo
  • dcandal
  • domingohm
  • Easy_Co
  • eMan
  • GregCloseCombat
  • Jasonbee71
  • JoseLuisLopez
  • Kallin168
  • Lakota
  • Marc
  • Matty_K
  • minas-ithil
  • mopnglo
  • Occam, Railmen2000
  • SGTJKJ
  • spongya
  • tojo72
  • Tomek_K
  • vonHengest
  • warreni
  • wilbhi2
  • zontar
One honorary ribbon was awarded to koschrei for his Sherman Crab, though not painted the build was as good as finished.

Thank you to all the participants for their contributions! Special thanks goes to endrju007 for his design of the campaign banners and to wilbhi2 for his help with this feature. I’m confident that there will be a sequel to this campaign some day. See you then!

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About the Author

About Stefan Halter (Dangeroo)
FROM: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

I'll build just about anything military related that gets my interest, though most of it is 1/35 scale WWII Allied.


Comments

Good to see so many great models in the campaign. It was a pleasure to participate in such a great and well run campaign. Thanks for making the round up of the campaign entries
APR 26, 2011 - 02:52 AM
Thanks again for running a great campaign Stefan! And congrats to everyone for their great contributions to this campaign
APR 26, 2011 - 03:54 AM
Thanks for a nice feature.When is part II ?
APR 26, 2011 - 04:18 AM
Darren, thanks for getting this up! Thanks for the comments guys! A campaign is only as good as the participation by its enlisees, so the thanks goes back to you all! Anthony, Part II, maybe next year? Cheers! Stefan
APR 26, 2011 - 07:34 AM
Great to see all the entries together. Good work everybody!! Thanks to Stefan for running it so well, to Darren for the feature and to all the participants for making this one so much fun. I'll sign up for Part II for sure. Happy Modelling, -zon
APR 26, 2011 - 12:14 PM
Very nice modelers and models, It was fun, Thanks to our leader and everyone P.S. I'm keeping the banner until the next one
APR 26, 2011 - 06:34 PM
Hello Stefan Hi @All It was a great campaign with a lot if great models. I like it very much and so I be very sorry that I didn´t finish it in time. If it is ok I will post pics of my project in the next days, I hope I finished it now. @Stefan You have a great idea with this campaign, please dont let us wait to long for a new one. I´m sure that I will be in and I hope many others also. Greetings from vienna Andreas LINK
APR 27, 2011 - 05:23 PM
lol, should have entered mine ASAP! Just built my first 1 48th armor when this comp ended!
APR 28, 2011 - 07:50 PM
Outstanding gallery of the true scale models! Man, I'd loved to have been involved. I gotta get outta the house more... Well done, all!
MAY 20, 2011 - 03:03 PM