ajmm wrote:Perhaps rather selfishly I’m less enthused by home countries but only because I focused predominantly on roundels last year, but I would obviously very much enjoy seeing what everyone else creates.
Good point. Our British colleagues have had all of 2018 already dealing with their "home country", although of course there are other options outside of the RAF. But I'm still getting my head around your comment "Perhaps not a year but six months? Or a year?" I agree that the next GB be shorter ... say just 12 months long.
I'm flexible with the choice of subject. Of those options currently under consideration, only civil aviation is likely to require a kit purchase or three. Have to put on my thinking cap regarding "Africa" but I'm sure the stash would provide. And Miguel's "Axis Powers" GB certainly appeals. Just think of all those marvelous mottles. And look at all the possibilities ... Luftwaffe, Regia Aeronautica, IJN and IJA, Vichy France, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia. And not forgetting Manchukuo
, the puppet regime set up by the Japanese in Manchuria. I've got this set of MYK decals
and an elderly Revell-Lodela Hayabusa
ready to rumble.
A postscript. Just returned from the local Post Orifice. Our POs Down Under sell a small but diverse range of products. In one of the displays, there was a number of DVDs, each recounting news stories from a particular year, starting with the 1950's and getting as far as the mid-60's. Saw my year of birth and had a brainwave. How's about a small GB where we build something (aircraft, vehicle, ship, whatever) that has some tie-in with the year we were born in? I did a quick online search and came up with several possibilities for my YOB (1959), including this rather different Vampire
. And hey, it covers the "home country" option, too.
GB13 - Late 298 (Aeronavale), Bf109E-3a Strela (Bulgarian AF), ČKD LT vz.38 Praga (Slovakian Army)