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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
Vicious
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 04:48 PM UTC

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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..)



hahahahaha ... my wife says that to keep me quiet it's easy, just tie my hands behind my back and I can not talk anymore ...

give a look on the italian forum link, you have 24 pages of very nice picture in Sicily some from multiple direction
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 06:30 PM UTC
Yes, but I could only get 12 pages. The Grant Scorpion has me thinking... as has the Saharina, I did not know they were there.

Love the DUKW pics. Photoshpped to change the crew head from caps to helmets and take one out, and Volia - one landing in Sicily and another in New Guinea and/or the Philipines
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 06:44 PM UTC
Hey everyone,
Meet your new Campaign Ribbon designed by Peter Battle and voted in by a clear majority:



Peter,
Thank you for sharing your design with us!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 07:25 PM UTC

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Hey everyone,
Meet your new Campaign Ribbon designed by Peter Battle and voted in by a clear majority:



Peter,
Thank you for sharing your design with us!

Gaz



Good choice
Retroactive vote
/ Robin
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 09:40 PM UTC
Glad everyone likes it. Now just waiting for the kick off
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 09:37 AM UTC
Just so we don't get forgotten, here are a few photos to whet your appetites:

Italians operating a Pz IIIN


A Panzer IV in all Dunkelgelb:


Seems the Brits in this Sherman had some interesting camoflage ideas:


I've always been a big fan of SP artillery. Here is a Priest:


Here is the Fire Devil:


Here is another view:


A brummbar at speed!


A Dug in M10:


South African Sherman:


Chaffee!


Crocodile:


Anther heavily adorned Sherman:


StuG in Italy:




Seems the Italian campaign hosted the most colorful Shermans:
















All images for discussion only.
WombatWal
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
I purchased Tamiya's Archer on the weekend for the campaign.

The 7th Anti-Tank Regiment of the Polish II Corp used them in Italy in 1945.

GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 04:03 PM UTC
Great choice, Stephen!

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 09:44 PM UTC
Not only the Shermie's got a colour makeover

Italy 1943



Don't like your DS Tracks and on a budget??




Caddyshack 3. Why Ve haf no Gophers here in Italia

petbat
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:01 PM UTC
and don't forget there were more than tanks and TD's there








M31 Tank Recovery Vehicle of Co B, 752nd Tank Bn, near Udine, Italy, November 1944. Note the dummy cannon tube attached to the hatch cover.

JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 04:58 PM UTC
Nice pics Gaz and Pet!

Hitler's Soft Underbelly - Part 1 is a Timeline Documentary. Ill post Hitler's Soft Underbelly - Part 2 next Saturday.

Hope this works.

https://youtu.be/NK0FNnTX6cI


John

If video is not allowed, please delete post.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 04:25 AM UTC
I am planning on making a Pz. IV from Tamiya. However, I am also considering a Jagdpanther, but not sure if jagdpanthers served in Italy. Anybody has any insights?

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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 04:31 AM UTC

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I am planning on making a Pz. IV from Tamiya. However, I am also considering a Jagdpanther, but not sure if jagdpanthers served in Italy. Anybody has any insights?



No, no Jagdpanthers in Italy.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 08:56 PM UTC
Shell, thanks for the answer. That is what I thought as well and google was telling me.

I will stick to my pz. IV.
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:42 PM UTC
If you watch part 1, here's Hitler's Soft Underbelly - Part 2.
Click on link and enjoy a or few
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xLvx8L_jzM&t=1946s

John

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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 03:09 PM UTC
Cool. Thanks John
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 01:23 PM UTC
Hey everyone,
Just a reminder that we only have one month to go until the Italian Campaign kicks off. Hope to see you there!


Hope to see you there!

Gaz

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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 01:52 PM UTC

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Hope to see you there!

Gaz




If you see me, then it means I messed up my camo job.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 02:26 PM UTC
Hah!
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 02:39 PM UTC
Not if I see you first

JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 02:56 PM UTC
^
Good one Pete!


The attached video is a Series of many excellent documentary that Discovery Channel shown when they 1st aired. If you enjoyed the other 2 videos, youll enjoy this one even better.


Battlefield - The Battle for Italy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLd4REpB24s&index=11&list=PL8hNHC9nbLlwpq5bbCkcODDmAXXFfuSKZ&t=0s

JohnA
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 03:05 PM UTC
Some more inspiration:
A British Sherman tank advancing through Imprunetta, Italy, 3 August 1944.


German prisoners and a knocked-out PzKpfw IV tank in the village of San Savino, 19 September 1944.


If you haven't already visited, see the IWM website for some fantastic pics of DUKW's, Jeeps, Shermans, Panzers, SPA's, aircraft, Flak, etc. You can spend hours there...:
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?query=&pageSize=15&filters%5BwebCategory%5D%5Bphotographs%5D=on&filters%5BeventString%5D%5BItalian%20Campaign%201943-1945%2C%20Second%20World%20War%5D=on&page=0
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 08:41 AM UTC
Well, here we are, with only two weeks until kick-off. If anyone is ready to submit your pre-build photos, inspiration photos, or diorama ideas please feel free.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 05:24 PM UTC
Is the M8 greyhound was involved in Italy in those years?
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 06:13 PM UTC

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Is the M8 greyhound was involved in Italy in those years?



Apparently the Brazilians used them in Italy, too:



Gaz