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The group build to end all group builds - THE GREAT WAR

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Posted by TD4438 on Monday, January 31, 2011 7:41 AM

Count me in on this one.I have an Airfix Mk.I tank in the stash that will do nicely.

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Posted by wing_nut on Monday, January 31, 2011 9:41 AM

Looks good SF.  Now hide this guy until MayWink

TD, welcome.  What scale is it?  1/35?

 

Hey... I smell mustard gas

I must be trying to get myself in the mood.

Marc  

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Monday, January 31, 2011 4:51 PM

wing_nut

Hey... I smell mustard gashttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sick/sick0017.gif

I must be trying to get myself in the mood.

In the mood for mustard huh?

Maybe this'll help..

GAS! GAS! GAS!

[Photo Removed by Hammer]

This guy was purposely exposed to HD (Distilled Mustard) in a controlled lab-experiment to develope new ways to treat Blister Agent casualties...

The amount used was a single, pinhead-sized droplet...

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Monday, January 31, 2011 7:35 PM

OK, I just threw up in my mouth a litlle.

Marc  

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Posted by Julez72 on Monday, January 31, 2011 7:59 PM

Yep i'll never be able to eat a hotdog againIck!

 

 

 

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Posted by Julez72 on Monday, January 31, 2011 8:07 PM

sorry for the triple post my laptop is playing up....

 

 

 

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Posted by Julez72 on Monday, January 31, 2011 8:09 PM

Yep i'll never be able to eat a hotdog againIck!

 

 

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Monday, January 31, 2011 8:11 PM

Marc,

Would you consider allowing a kit that has had some of the interior bits painted, along with the propeller?  Of course, it's been sitting in the box for the last two years.....

The kit is the 1/48 Eduard Albatros D.III

bob

 

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Posted by tigerman on Monday, January 31, 2011 10:30 PM

This sounds like a GREAT ONE, get it. Seriously, I'm surprised that noone had thought of this before. I'll just be spectating with interest. Good luck, this should be fun.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by bondoman on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 12:47 AM

DOH moment. I have a second entry; the SMS Scharnhorst.

Imperial German Navy Armoured Cruiser, launched in 1906.

She and her sister ship Gneisenau , along with the rest of the East Asia Squadron based in Tsingtao, under the Command Of Admiral von Spee, preyed on shipping in the South Pacific in late 1914.

Eventually  the Squadron reach Chile in October. . They were engaged by the British South Atlantic Squadron off of the Port of Coronel, Chile on November 1. A decisive victory won, Spee sailed East around the Horn and headed home. On December 8,  the Squadron approached the Falklands with the intent of destroying the wireless station.

By then Britain had sent two battleships of the Grand Fleet south to intercept Spee. Approaching Stanley harbor, the Squadron recognized tripod masts in the harbor, but it was too late. Both cruisers and other lighter ships were sunk. The sole survivor was Dresden, a light cruiser. Revell occasionally releases the Emden, which is a close sister ship of Dresden and very well worth looking for on eBay.

So I'll be looking forward to building Scharnhorst.

 

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Posted by TD4438 on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 5:11 AM

wing_nut

Looks good SF.  Now hide this guy until MayWink

TD, welcome.  What scale is it?  1/35?

 

Hey... I smell mustard gashttp://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sick/sick0017.gif

I must be trying to get myself in the mood.

1/72.I bought it ages ago,but switched to 1/35 scale.

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:23 AM

Bob... 2 years and that little work sounds like a non-start to me.  Welcome aboard.

Bondo, I liked the bit of history about the ship.  As I said, barely know anything about the war.  Interesting that the Germans were active in the Pacific in WWI.   I don't recall them being so in WWII.

The roster has been updated

Marc  

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:39 AM

I forgot to mention bondo that I checked out the Felixstowe, having never heard of it.  That is going to be most extreme.  Check out this build I found

Marc  

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Posted by waikong on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 1:51 PM

Hey, I'm in, been wanting to build this one from my stash for ages...

Eduard 1/48 Roland C II

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 4:11 PM

You're in.  Are you gonna do the one that looks like a fish with scales?

Marc  

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Posted by TD4438 on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:31 PM

I plan on getting the Airfix 1/600 Iron Duke.Would that qualify for this build?

She did serve in WWI,but I believe the kit is a much later version of the ship.

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:40 PM

I am being pretty flexible as far as rules go but if a kit is a later version, such as a refit of the same ship, that did not serve during the conflict i would say no.

Marc  

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Posted by SuppressionFire on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:58 PM

Sounds like a back date conversion is in order!

Least he is honest as not likely anyone would have noticed the difference on the post-war modifications.

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

 

 

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Posted by TD4438 on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 7:08 PM

No back dating for me.I ain't that good.Just thought I'd check.

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Posted by TD4438 on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 7:14 PM

I think this kit is the WWI configuration.A quick bit of research seems to confirm this.

http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/great_britain/battleships/iron_duke/hms_iron_duke.htm

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 8:00 PM

YO Bondo... someone is doing a Scharnhorst on HS

http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm

Marc  

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Posted by bondoman on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 12:32 AM

wing_nut

YO Bondo... someone is doing a Scharnhorst on HS

http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm

Ah, that is the WW2 Scharnhorst. Germany put up a second pair of Scharnhorst/ Gneisenau ships in the 30's, really first rate battleshipish big cruisers. Just goes to show that the war to end all etc. wasn't.

No, this is the WW1 version, of an era with the Manila Bay USN ships like Olympia.

Although this pic is of a really lovely 1/700 model. Imagine that about 7" long. By Bernd Villhauer.

Mine will be 1/350 and not half as nice.

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Posted by JMart on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 8:03 AM

Bill/Bondoman – Look forward to your Scharnhorst. You are right; the Revell Emden is hard to find, I was lucky to get a new copy couple years ago from Free Time Hobbies, as well as the even harder to find GMM PE fret (for both Dresden and Emden). Prepare to waaaay overpay for that PE fret, but snag it if you find it!

 

TD- IIRC, the Airfix Iron Duke is an “inaccurate but close enough” 1918 or 1916 config.  Problem was, Airfix made the plans while looking at plans/pics from her early 20s refit, but fitted her as WWI configuration. But most people simply build “as is” with minor modifications (I believe you omit one of the radar masts?). All the builds I have seen of the Airfix kit are “Great War” era:

 

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/bb/hms/ironduke-600-ph/ph-index.html

 

/forums/p/84855/827614.aspx

 

I don’t think the differences are major or a deal breaker, IMHO.

PS - If anyone finds an Iron Duke sold my "MRC", thats the same kit (Airfix) but sold via the US distributor.

 

 

Anyone interested in the Naval aspects of WWI, borrow a copy of Castles of Steel by Robert K Massie.

 

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 8:12 AM

TD if Jmart is correct, and I have no reason to doubt that he is, an “inaccurate but close enough” 1918 or 1916 config is good for the build.  So is that going to be a go for you?  And I iwll update the roster if so.

Marc  

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Posted by waikong on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 9:02 AM

wing_nut

You're in.  Are you gonna do the one that looks like a fish with scales?

I would like to, but my kits is an older boxing of it and doesn't have the scales decals. After Market decals are pretty slim picking for this plane to, I'm thinking of doing one that was piloted by Manfred Richtofen. Something different from the usual Fokker Dr that's associated with him.

 

 

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Posted by Julez72 on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 9:12 AM

Man thats a nice looking ship....Looking forward too seeing yours BondoYes

Waikong, love the Roland, very cool...

 

 

 

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 9:47 AM

Waikong, if you really want to do that one I would put the word out on whatever forum you hang out in.  And yes, I ended a sentence with a prepositionWhistling.  Seriously, I bet someone has an extra set in their box.

Marc  

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Posted by ruddratt on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 10:01 AM

This is shaping up to be one heck of a GB! 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 TD4438 on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 10:07 AM

wing_nut

TD if Jmart is correct, and I have no reason to doubt that he is, an “inaccurate but close enough” 1918 or 1916 config is good for the build.  So is that going to be a go for you?  And I iwll update the roster if so.

AWESOME!

Count me in with an Iron Duke as well as the Mk.I.

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Posted by wing_nut on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 6:47 PM

Yes it is Mike.  There are others out there though that I would have thought would have joined up.

TD,  if I can bring joy to someones life my work here is done... but I'm not leaving regardlessStick out tongue

Marc  

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