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Re: Crete Games
« Reply #105 on: March 22, 2020, 04:48:35 PM »
German paras will happen. Just not quite yet. Other tasks are in front of them.
Hope that gives enough paint time?  What is the painting schedule?
Let me know :)



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« Reply #106 on: March 22, 2020, 06:06:20 PM »
Thank you for the confirmation, Martin.

Painting schedule - as soon as the figures are available  😄.

It would be nice to be able to start sometime in April, but we may all have rather more time at home to paint if we're not allowed to go anywhere for our summer hols...

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Re: Crete Games
« Reply #107 on: March 22, 2020, 07:11:35 PM »
I would be happy if the new Paras arrived in July, leaves August to paint them ready for their assault in September


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Re: Crete Games
« Reply #108 on: March 22, 2020, 08:26:07 PM »
I can't paint that quickly 🙁

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Re: Crete Games
« Reply #109 on: March 23, 2020, 07:22:43 PM »
Anybody advise on a colour scheme for the German glider DFS 230 please?


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« Reply #110 on: March 23, 2020, 08:34:42 PM »
There's a Crete scheme one here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234985613-dfs-230-glider-crete-1941/ with light upper surfaces, for later schemes there's these: https://www.emodels.co.uk/rs-models-1-72-dfs-230-unternehemen-rosselsprung-92187-plastic-model-kit.html

I hope these are help.

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Re: Crete Games
« Reply #111 on: March 23, 2020, 09:02:02 PM »
That's a good site, Martin - this additional page might well be handy:

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235057738-dfs230-colours/

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Re: Crete Games
« Reply #112 on: March 23, 2020, 09:11:20 PM »
And another..

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/DFS-230-glider.html

It seems as you moved from 1940 into 41...on some gliders the blue sides were also speckled with the dark green as well. In most of my books it also seems to not be all of them, prob more of an individual unit approach.

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« Reply #113 on: March 23, 2020, 09:34:17 PM »
Thanks guys, I found some of those sites but a mash of all colours with no definitive scheme.
Simon I have two for your game and intend to a dark green upper with light blue sides and under wings., unless you want other colours


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« Reply #114 on: March 23, 2020, 09:35:12 PM »
Thanks Stewart - you now know at least as much as I do about their colours - sounds great!

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« Reply #115 on: March 23, 2020, 09:45:00 PM »
Ok a Simon,

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Re: Crete Games
« Reply #116 on: March 31, 2020, 08:46:02 PM »
One thing I've particularly appreciated about this Forum is the chance to "virtually" meet and speak to people from around the globe, and share experiences of our shared hobby.

The Crete games day in (2021 remember - the September 2020 event, if it is still allowed to go ahead, is just a rehearsal for the 80th anniversary game!) has got more folk than I could have imagined involved and contributing from the UK (and Northern France), and is shaping up to be a great community effort.

One thing that I hadn't quite solved was the buildings for the towns. So imagine my delight when Bob (Antioch) got in touch to offer the services of his 3D printer - from the far-flung reaches of Canada for anything we might be needing for the game. So we looked at a catalogue of files that he'd bought, and I happened to mention the need for a girder bridge, and then Bob asked about markers... All of which resulted in Bob's kind donation to the cause of a batch of goodies that crossed the pond (fully intact) in a mere 10 days, virus notwithstanding.

The pieces loosely put together:



And their constituent parts:



So this is a big public "thank you" to Bob for his public-spirited generosity. I think I know what I'll be painting next once I've chugged through my current batch of WW1 footsloggers :)

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Re: Crete Games
« Reply #117 on: March 31, 2020, 08:50:12 PM »
They look great Simon, I am sure will look even better after you get to work on them.


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Re: Crete Games
« Reply #118 on: March 31, 2020, 09:26:58 PM »
Very nice.
I am very impressed by those explosions.
Maybe after you have pianted them Simon you can re -photo them?


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Re: Crete Games
« Reply #119 on: March 31, 2020, 09:33:40 PM »
Great Bob the buildings do look rather good. Simon's just got to do them with the paint job and the interiors.

I'll have to look you up when I am next in Vancouver to visit my son. He lives in the down-town area a couple of streets away from the railway station.