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The group build to end all group builds - THE GREAT WAR
Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:44 AM

Welcome one and all to the

 

Group build to end all group builds

 

About the

 

War to end all wars

 

(yeah, how’d that work out?)

 

The Great War

 

Marc  

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Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:45 AM

The WWI Gb is a reality.  It's all about fun and the exchange of ideas and info.  Which is good since I really know so little about this war.

This is open to all scales, categories and media. Out of the box, massive AM goodies or completely scratch built.

May 1, 2011 to EDIT: Extended indefinitely

If your timing has you end a project and you have a gap you can't fill before the start date... have at.

Like the Captain of the Black Pearl said, "It's not so much a rule as it is a guideline."

The Air Badge

 

The Armor Badge

 

The Ship Badge

 

The Figure Badge

 

The Combatants Finished build
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wing_nut Albatros D.Va, Wingnut Wings 1/32   Page 44
  Roland D.VIa, Wingnut Wings 1/32   Page 51
  FE.2b Early, Wingnut Wings 1/32    
julez72 Fokker Dr1, Eduard 1/48    
& son Fokker Dr1, Eduard 1/48    
Bondoman Felixstowe F.2, Roden 1/72    
  SMS Scharnorst    
  SMS Dresden, 1/350   Page 48
Hans von Hammer Fokker D.VII, Revell 1/28    
  Spad XIII, Revell 1/28    
Ruddratt SE.5a, Wingnut Wings 1/32    
  Spad XIII, Eduard 1/48    
  Fokker DR.I Eduard 1/48 (a double bagger?)    
  Fokker E.V   Page 58
  Hanriot HD.1, Eduard 1/48   Page 61
SuppressionFire Trench vingette, ICM/Scrath 1/35    
BigSmitty Trench vignette, Verlinden 1/35    
Taxtp Albatros Dv, Eduard 1/48    
ikar01 Spad XIII, Revell 1/28    
Jmart SMS Emden, Dresden class cruiser, Revell 1/350    
Aaronw Sopwith Triplane, Revell 1/72    
  Nieuport 17, Academy 1/32    
PANZERWAFFE British "Male" Mk.IV, Emhar 1/35    Page 48
MrSquid2u Moraine-Saulnier Type L, Eduard 1/48    
TD4438 Mk.I Tank, Airfix 1/72   Page 9
  HMS Iron Duke/Name-ship in class, Airfix 1/600    Page 44
bobbaily Albatros D.III, Eduard 1/48    
Waikong Fokker Dr1, Eduard 1/48   Page 43 
  Ford Ambulance M1917, Skala 1/48    
TigerEP1 TBA but something metal, heavy and noisy    
DoogsATX Supwith Pup, Wingnut Wings, 1/32   Page 43
  Supwith Pup, Wingnut Wings, 1/32-Night Trainer    
castlenuovo Sopwith Camel, Eduard 1/48   Page 20
STFD637 Fokker DR.1, Roden 1/72    
  Albatros D.V, Roden 1/72    
  Sopwith Camel, Roden 1/72    
bufflehead Mk. A Whippet, Emhar 1/35    
  Pfalz D/III, Glencoe 1/48 (a treadhead 1st aicraft)    
Ebergeruud Konig, ICM 1/350    
  Iron Duke   Page 54
  Sopwith Camel, Academy 1/32   Page 54
Nachtfliger Roland D.VIa, Wingnut Wings 1/32    
jgeriatic1 Austrian Lieutenant, Zebrano 1/35   Page 23
  Austrian Infantryman, Zebrano 1/35   Page 41
  Foker DR1, Eduard 1/72    
smeagol the vile Mk. I Female Tank, Airfix 1/79   Page 9
Tonka 120MM figure converted to a Marine    
u-69 Friedrichshafen FF-33, techmod 1/48    
The Real Red Baron Albatros D.Va, Airfix 1/72   Page 21
Telsono R.E.8, Aeroclub 1/48    
gnsnow AN7, Tauro 1/35    
  Mk.IV Male, Emhar 1/35 (Time allowing)    
  Pfalz D.IIIa, Eduard 148 (Time allowing)    
discordian Renault FT-17, Matchbox 1/76    
Heavens Eagle Hannover CL.IIIa, Eduard 1/48    
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Marc  

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Posted by Julez72 on Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:21 AM

I'm in mate with this oneYes

 

 

 

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Posted by bondoman on Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:22 AM

Hmm I was signed up for a WW1 GB on another forum, but the freaking thing was for 3 months only. I have the kit, but not started-

Roden Felixstowe F.2 in 1/72. The one with the twin Lewis gun position added in the top wing.

Good choice of names. Ensures endless and costly GB's in the foreseeable future.

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:20 PM

If you're permitting any scale, any manufacturer, any WW1 subject, then I'm in with the Revell 1/28th Fokker D VII and Revell 1/28th S.P.A.D. XIII.

Can you dig: Ritt. Hans von Hammer, AKA, "The Hammer of Hell"  matched up with Lt. Steve Savage, AKA "The Balloon Buster"?

Naturally ,with these guys being comic-book characters, I can use a little  "artistic license", lol.. 

 I figure that since Von Hammer flew a Dr I similar to Von Richtoffen's red Fokker (he flew an all-red tripe with the "Iron Cross markings like MvRs, but added the"Kaiser face" used by Voss on his tripe's cowl), he'd simply follow the rest of the Luftstreitkräfte-plan when they started pulling the Dr I from service in late spring of 1918 and replacing the veteran Jasta aircraft with D VIIs..  

MvR had already test-flown the D VII a few times before his death in April of  '18, said he wanted them for his unit, and "poof"... Jasta 11 was one of the first to be re-equipped with it... As for Savage's  S.P.A.D., I've got the original release with Eddie Rickenbacker's markings, so it'd be better doing Savage's mount than Hammer's other arch-enemy, The Hangman",which would need French markings (and be painted a rather disugusting bright yellow)

"Savage" is loosely based on Frank Luke, who was the "real Balloon Buster"... Savage wears a cowboy hat and a brace of Colt Peacemakers while he flies, and has even shot down enemy aircraft with his pistols, lol...

But here's a little about Luke:

In seventeen days in September, 1918, in just nine days of combat flying, ten missions, and only thirty hours of flight time, he knocked down fourteen enemy balloons and four aircraft (seven planes according to some sources).

Sorry to have prattled on about this, but I'm a little excited about doing a WW1 Group build...  It'll be a refreshing change from my current projects...

 

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:24 PM

Anything goes Hans.  The only limitation... and I am really going to stand firm on this oneSuper Angry... you can't be dead.  It just drags the build out.

Marc  

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Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:46 PM

Oh and Hans... your building... er... what?Whistling

Marc  

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:50 PM

Marc, you know you can count me in with my WnW SE.5a. Yes

Mike

 "We have our own ammunition. It's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes pretty pictures....scares the hell outta people."

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:54 PM

I would have flown out there and chained you to your bench if you had changed your mind.

Marc  

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Posted by jbrady on Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:55 PM

Hans: Are those kits still available???? I remember my brother building those when we were kids back in the 60's.

   

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:57 PM

wing_nut

I would have flown out there and chained you to your bench if you had changed your mind.

 

LOL!!! Won't be necessary my friend! Big Smile

Mike

 "We have our own ammunition. It's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes pretty pictures....scares the hell outta people."

 

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Posted by BigSmitty on Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:32 PM

Marc,

I'm ashamed to admit that the only thing I know less about WWI is how to paint/detail figures of any type.  And since I had this in my stash:

I figure a good way to knock out two birds with the proverbial pebble.  So that's my entry; 1/35 Verlinden WWI Trench Vignette.  Got it for cheap (like $8 on super saver last call clearance) a couple of years ago, and it's the only thing WWI in my stash.

So looking forward to this.

Matt - IPMS #46275

"Build what ya love and love what ya build..."

Build Logs, Rants and Humor

 

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:47 PM

Great to have your on board Matt.  I was going to say "welcome" but couldn't bring myself to do itEmbarrassed

Marc  

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:51 PM

I'll do an Eduard 1/48 Albatros DV. It's the Red Baron boxing, and is the old release before they re-did the molds. The only thing is, I have to have it done by June, so I'll  have to be misguided by the guideline and start a little early.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

 

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:16 PM

wing_nut

Oh and Hans... your building... er... what?Whistling

Heh, sorry.... Initial post was clear as mud, eh?

One each-Revell 1/28th scale Fokker D VII and S.P.A.D. XIII

Hans: Are those kits still available???? I remember my brother building those when we were kids back in the 60's.

The initial release was three kits, the Fokker Dr 1, SPAD XIII, and Sopwith Camel, back in 1957..  The D VII came out in the 90s from Revell of Germany.   The original three  were re-released in the 70s and 80s a couple times too, in sets and with different decals...

As for availability, it appears they pretty tough to find, other than maybe Ebay... .  I got these in a single lot off Ebay a couple years ago, two Dr Is, two SPADs, and one each a Camel and D VII...

 

 

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Posted by DoogsATX on Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:18 PM

I'm going to have to be on the fence. Already committed to a lot of GBs, but this looks awesome, and I'll be lurking if nothing else.

On the Bench: 1/32 Trumpeter P-47 | 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G | 1/144 Eduard MiG-21MF x2

On Deck:  1/350 HMS Dreadnought

Blog/Completed Builds: doogsmodels.com

 

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:25 PM

Count me in.  And just to prove those kits are still around, I'll put in a 1/28th Spad too.  I might even throw in a couple others.

 

I thought that I might mention a Lynx helicopter from the movie "Biggles, Adventures in Time" but I figured it might be stretching it a little too far.

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Posted by JMart on Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:27 PM

Hey Marc -  I will join in, and probably even finish this one...

I have been putting materials together to build the Dresden-class light cruiser SMS "Emden"  (Revell 1:350 + GMM PE fret ), so that will be my "ship" contribution.

I also have couple Roden & Special Hobby 1:48 a/c (thank you Sprue Brothers Super Specials). Will choose one of them as my first WWI bird build once I look at the boxes.

if anyone wants to read a good intro to WWI, you cannot go wrong with these two old classics:

The Guns of August - Barbara Tuchman:  A tad 'old" book but still one of the best dealing with the events leading to the beginning of the war, as well as those fatefull first few weeks.

John Keegan's The First World War - I am sure most of you are familiar with Keegan's work, and this is one of his best.

And of course, you can watch or read All is Quiet in the Western Front again.  if you never seen Path of Glory (Kubrick), check it out... not as well known but very powerful movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050825/

Cheers all!

 

  

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Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:27 PM

Roster updated.

Doogs... fence sitting and lurking is cool. Jump in if you can.

taxtp... you can start whenever you need to to meet your deadline.

Marc  

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Posted by Aaronw on Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:29 PM

You can count me in, I'm thinking a 1/72 Revell Sopwith Triplane to start with.  

 

JMart
John Keegan's The First World War - I am sure most of you are familiar with Keegan's work, and this is one of his best.

 

I'm actually reading this now, haven't even made it to the end of 1914 yet, but I'm liking the book and finding out, I don't know nearly as much about WW1 as I thought.

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Posted by PANZERWAFFE on Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:39 PM

I'll play.  Just ordered and will have to offer the Emhar 1/35 scale British "Male" MK IV tank.

Rob

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Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:20 PM

OK kids, we're cookin' with gas now. A diverse mix that covers all the major categories.  Too bad there isn't any way to get helos and sci-fi in here.

Marc  

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Posted by Julez72 on Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:20 PM

Well i just ordered the Eduard DR 1 from squadron, i ended up getting the Dual Combo so it looks as if i'll be able to do Manfred Von Richtofens as well as Lothars...

 

 

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:36 PM

Excellent julez.

1st idea for a badge...

opinions?  Feel free to submit a badge.

I am toying with the idea of a different badge depending on your subject.  For example, this would be for the figure guys.

Marc  

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Posted by MrSquid2U on Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:00 PM

Great excuse for me to break into the stash and dust something off! Count me in. I'm leaning towards a Morane-Saulnier type L by Eduard/1:48 but that may change? I only have a few other choices for WWI and I can't even find them right now???

Wake me up as the GB gets near.Smile

       

 

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Posted by Aaronw on Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:26 PM

wing_nut

OK kids, we're cookin' with gas now. A diverse mix that covers all the major categories.  Too bad there isn't any way to get helos and sci-fi in here.

Well if you really want to go there, WW1 weird science stuff does exist.

 

As far as helicopters there is this

http://www.greatmodels.com/~smartcart/cgi/display.cgi?item_num=ROD0008

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Posted by MrSquid2U on Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:36 PM

Aaronw

 

 wing_nut:

 

OK kids, we're cookin' with gas now. A diverse mix that covers all the major categories.  Too bad there isn't any way to get helos and sci-fi in here.

 

 

Well if you really want to go there, WW1 weird science stuff does exist.

 

As far as helicopters there is this

http://www.greatmodels.com/~smartcart/cgi/display.cgi?item_num=ROD0008

 

I helped a GF build exactly that kit! It was really neat and a great conversation piece on the shelf.Cool

       

 

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Posted by Aaronw on Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:48 PM

For badges a google image search for ww1 posters turns up a ton of recruitment / war bond / propaganda posters.

 

Even one you can use to recruit for the GB. Big Smile

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 31, 2011 2:21 AM

In my opinion, multiple badges makes it attractive to participate multiple times. I know I will if I get the time.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

 

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Posted by SuppressionFire on Monday, January 31, 2011 6:26 AM

Looks like a excellent start!

Well here is my partial start, not a WIP so someone else can have the honor of the first!

The green Lewis gun was cut from a Edmar? (spell) 1/32 scale WWI figure kit, obviously it did not make the cut.

The rear of the scratch built Lewis gun is a 1/35 scale German assault gun. (grandfather of the AK-47) The banana clip was removed and a scratch pie shaped magazine was added. A second magazine was made for the vignette.

There is a lot of hand repositioning and figure work left. All ready have a plan for realistically destroyed duck boards.. he he you fellows will like this effect!Devil

 

 

 

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/razordws/GB%20Badges/WMIIIGBsmall.jpg

 

 

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