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Euro '41 group build

Started by Nils, October 11, 2020, 02:30:24 AM

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Nils

i just remembered this idea from many years ago, but im surprised not to see a thread about this yet.

as you remember, before the German invasion of Europe in 1940, many countries ordered new equipment to rearm its outdated armed forces. however, most of it never got delivered before they surrendered. so the idea is "what if they did?".
if the German Blitzkrieg could have been holded up until 1941, they could have had theyre hands full fighting Curtis Hawk 75, P-40's, Spitfire MkI, Hurrican Mk.I, P-39's....from various nations and not just those of France and Britain.

this GB could not be limited to planes, but also ships, armour,....
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.

Dizzyfugu

Lots of potential here, and colorful/exotic options, too. I did some whifs that would fit, including several aircraft for the Baltic states, Belgian and French Wildcats, an Polish Hurricane, and some more.

zenrat

Good idea.  We'll be voting on next years subjects soon.   :thumbsup:
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

JoeP

That'll have much potential.  I have ideas of how the RN and USN might have exchanged resources, beyond the Lend-Lease of 50 old destroyers.
In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.

NARSES2

Quote from: zenrat on October 11, 2020, 03:49:54 AM
Good idea.  We'll be voting on next years subjects soon.   :thumbsup:

Depends what your definition of soon is ? I haven't even started thinking about it yet.

It's a cracking idea however  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

zenrat

As I am won't to do I have been making notes.
I have 17 suggestions on my list this year.
That will drop as there will be at least one or two I can't remember what I meant when I wrote them down.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

NARSES2

Quote from: zenrat on October 15, 2020, 03:42:31 AM
As I am won't to do I have been making notes.
I have 17 suggestions on my list this year.
That will drop as there will be at least one or two I can't remember what I meant when I wrote them down.

I'm prone to do both, always struggle with my cryptic notes  :rolleyes:
Decals my @r$e!

kerick

What notes? If I don't do it when I think of it, it never happens!
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

Rick Lowe

Quote from: kerick on October 15, 2020, 09:38:27 PM
What notes? If I don't do it when I think of it, it never happens!

Yup - 'If you don't write it down, it Never Happened.'

or

'A Mental Note isn't worth the paper it's not written on.'

I have problems remembering an idea even when trying to take it from one room to another to write it down...

zenrat

I used to take minutes at high level technical meetings when I worked for the railway.  There would be times when I was told to stop writing.  I'd record that i'd been told to do so and then immediately after the meeting write down everything they said, just in case.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

NARSES2

When I first started to attend Steel Industry meetings it was as the note take and I was asked to stop taking notes on a few occasions, only asked to leave the room once  :rolleyes: By the time I retired I was the one doing the asking  :angel:

I still always carry a small notepad and pen around with me to this day
Decals my @r$e!

PR19_Kit

I always carried a small tape recorder with me when I was with BR.

That was after a couple of occasions when I was hauled over the coals for doing things that my immediate boss had told me to do, and they'd gone wrong.

He, of course, denied all knowledge of telling me, but only on those two occasions..................... ;)

I think that's where the phrase 'Don't mess with Spackman' came from.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

NARSES2

Quote from: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2020, 08:08:07 AM
I always carried a small tape recorder with me when I was with BR.

That was after a couple of occasions when I was hauled over the coals for doing things that my immediate boss had told me to do, and they'd gone wrong.

He, of course, denied all knowledge of telling me, but only on those two occasions..................... ;)

I think that's where the phrase 'Don't mess with Spackman' came from.  ;D

I knew a couple of guys working for BT who did similar. Luckily I never had a boss like that and hope I wasn't like that when my turn came. Always had really good relationships with my bosses  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

Rheged

Quote from: NARSES2 on October 17, 2020, 06:44:44 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2020, 08:08:07 AM
I always carried a small tape recorder with me when I was with BR.

That was after a couple of occasions when I was hauled over the coals for doing things that my immediate boss had told me to do, and they'd gone wrong.

He, of course, denied all knowledge of telling me, but only on those two occasions..................... ;)

I think that's where the phrase 'Don't mess with Spackman' came from.  ;D

I knew a couple of guys working for BT who did similar. Luckily I never had a boss like that and hope I wasn't like that when my turn came. Always had really good relationships with my bosses  :thumbsup:

I was extremely lucky in all of the head teachers I worked for in all but the last year of my teaching career.   A newly appointed head took a dislike to me (I was later told that it was because I was better qualified than her)  and started taking exception to everything I did.  At one of many one-to-one meetings she told me to stop making notes because "I'll decide what was said at this meeting".  After that I always  had the portable tape recorder in my pocket.   When I played back the tapes to a member of the county council legal department, it changed what was going to be a "competence hearing" on my work into a disciplinary hearing for the head.   I was given early retirement on medical grounds on most advantageous terms, and she was given a final written warning.   I understand that she left teaching 18 months later to set up her own consultancy firm.
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

kitnut617

And these days you can get racked over the coals for recording conversations when the other party doesn't know -----
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike