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November 1942 marked the turning point of Axis fortunes in World War II. In Africa, the Allied forces rout the Germans at the Second battle of El Alamein. Russian forced launch Operation Uranus, encircling Stalingrad and trapped an entire German army in the city. The Japanese thrust into the South Pacific is checked at Guadalcanal, where they lose several precious battleships and carriers.
For this month, display any models that represent this period in history. Sherman tanks, American battleships, and even merchant forces use to ferry troops during Operation Torch or really any of the other major theaters of the war.
This is a forum for posting photos of the models built by younger modelers. We know you're proud of your kids, so show off their projects here as a way to motivate the rest of us to get our kids motivated to build models! Constructive comments only, of course.
Nice work on making a not-so-nice kit shine. I love the hand crank feature on an armored car. The driver in a combat situation pops the clutch and stalls the engine. Then, with bullets and shells flying all around, the poor sod has to climb out from behind the armor plates to run around the front and turn that crank to get it running again. This is the weakest part of the weapon's design, to be followed by bullets through the rubber tires (or don't enemy shooters ever figure this out?).
What am I looking at in the second picture? This escapes me.