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

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  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Saturday, February 12, 2011 12:12 PM

Outstanding Nate.  Welcome.

Marc  

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    August, 2003
  • From: Connecticut, USA
Posted by Nachtflieger on Saturday, February 12, 2011 2:59 PM

Thanks Marc. I've had this one in the stash since it was first released, and I'm looking forward to finally starting it.

Nate

 

 

 

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    March, 2006
Posted by TD4438 on Sunday, February 13, 2011 5:05 PM

Current progress.

Tracks installed.The track ends looked a bit cheesy.I don't think melting them together would have held.

Liquid Nails to the rescue.

More vehicle markings along with some weathering added using Tamiya weathering powders.

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, February 13, 2011 6:47 PM

Sharp dude.... very sharp.

Marc  

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    March, 2006
Posted by TD4438 on Monday, February 14, 2011 4:51 AM

I think I'm done with this one.A gem of a kit.

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    April, 2005
  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Monday, February 14, 2011 6:19 AM

TD that is really great.  Way to take the early start option in kick out a doozy to set the bar high for the GB.

Marc  

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    March, 2006
Posted by TD4438 on Monday, February 14, 2011 6:28 AM

Thanks.I have little interest in WWI,but I had a blast with this kit.

The paint job is a mix of features I found on numerous pics of models and surviving vehicles.

There seems to be little agreement on how these were painted,so I just ran with whatever I found appealing.

I am particularly happy with the tracks.

  • Member since
    July, 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Monday, February 14, 2011 7:16 PM

WOW TD!!  That is an exceptional build, especially for one so small!  It looks fantastic and has gotten me charged up for the start of this GB!!

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    March, 2006
Posted by TD4438 on Monday, February 14, 2011 7:40 PM

Thanks.I do believe I'll build this kit again and go ballistic with mud.If I had another in the stash,I'd be doing it now!

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 10:39 AM

 

hello everyone,

Marc, can you put me down for a couple 1/35 Austrian figures by Zebrano.  One is an infantryman and the other is a lieutenant.

If there is enough time left will also tackle a 1/35 Model T Ford from RPM.  For those interested Resicast also make's a resin version, albeit more expensive.  Both companies make various versions of this car, such as an ambulance, etc.

For an interesting article about the Ford's use  in the the desert during WW1, I've linked the bottom pic.

 

regards,

Jack

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:52 PM

WOW Jack!  This must be a special GB to pull you back to the boards after a year and half.  Welcome back and on board.

Marc  

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Friday, February 18, 2011 2:01 PM

TD, nice looking tank.  You are FAST!  Finished a whole kit before I opened my box.

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    March, 2006
Posted by TD4438 on Saturday, February 19, 2011 8:22 AM

Thanks dude.There wasn't much to this one.Just a whole lotta fun!

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    April, 2008
  • From: Philadelphia PA
Posted by smeagol the vile on Sunday, February 20, 2011 7:24 PM

Hey guys, I thought i would get in on this. 

I havent done 1/72nd armor before and I had a 1/76th Airfix WWI Female tank. 

I had a gap so I did it, no real WIP mostly because there wasnt much to it unless you wanted photos of construction.  I just spray painted the whole thing a dark green then took oils and tinted each pannel a slightly different color, its not VERY noticable but its there.  Then black oil wash.




 

Side note, I hate rubber band tracks

 

 

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    August, 2003
  • From: Connecticut, USA
Posted by Nachtflieger on Monday, February 21, 2011 3:22 AM

That looks really good Smeagol. The oils really add depth to the paint job.....nice!

Nate

 

 

 

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    March, 2010
  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Monday, February 21, 2011 9:29 AM

TD & Smeagol, Vey cool work guysYes i'm picturing them crossing a muddy trench, they'd look cool on a base like thatToast

Nate, hey where did you get those olive green streaked decals for your Dr1???I lost that site when my old Toshiba crashed....

 

 

 

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Posted by TD4438 on Monday, February 21, 2011 12:39 PM

Nice job Smeagol.Aren't these kits an absolute blast!

I gotta get this one for sure.

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    June, 2010
  • From: Austin, TX
Posted by DoogsATX on Monday, February 21, 2011 3:31 PM

Well, I'm still a build away from my Sopwith Pup, but I found this fascinating how-to on biplane rigging that I thought worth sharing. I'm totally going with the double-loop method!

http://www.austinsms.org/article_seaman.php

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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    August, 2003
  • From: Connecticut, USA
Posted by Nachtflieger on Monday, February 21, 2011 4:12 PM

Hi Julez,

The address is:

Gunsight Graphics
P.O. Box 13355
Arlington, TX 76094
U.S.A.

Here's a link to review on Modeling Madness also:

http://modelingmadness.com/scotts/decals/gg/gg48stcamo.htm

Nate

 

 

 

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Monday, February 21, 2011 8:47 PM

Thanks Nate, cheers buddyToast

 

 

 

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  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:20 PM

Smeagol... nice little girl you got there.

 

Doogs... great site.  I just bookmarked that one.  I will be going for the 2 loop too.

Marc  

  • Member since
    April, 2008
  • From: Philadelphia PA
Posted by smeagol the vile on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:35 PM

Thanks Marc.  Sorry about not giving heads up that I was in, every time I sign on to a GB I never finish, so I waited for myself to finish before posting

 

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    February, 2010
  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:47 PM

Normal 0

Read and interview that historians at Maxwell did with Rickenbacker in 1960. He recounted one of his last missions for the Air Corps in 1919. The US air production effort had been a humiliation during the war and Washington never wanted to be dependent upon foreign planes again. So to guide the US effort at building a first generation “scout” Rickenbacker went to Europe and tested every major fighter type including the Fokker Mk7. (Doubt he flew a razorback.) Also a Sopwith Snipe – the UK’s latest and greatest. He concluded that the best of the lot was the Spad 13. The reason? It could dive like a brick and Rickenbacker argued that superiority in a dive was a world beater as long as speed was good, simply because if you could dive out, you could fight again another day. Course he knew something about Spads. Won’t claim cause and effect, but the planes we brought to war after 1941 could (except the early 38s) could dive like a brick. Invaluable early in the PTO: P-40 or Wildcat would get it’s nose down and good bye Zero. In the ETO, get a Jug or Pony’s nose down and it was good bye anything wearing a Balkenkreuz.

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

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  • From: The Redwood Empire
Posted by Aaronw on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:08 PM

It is interesting that even with the wide use of the SPAD by the USAS and a report like that from the top US ace, the US went with the SE-5a postwar, using the SPAD XIII in a secondary role and as a replacement when the SE-5s wore out.

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    April, 2005
  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:38 PM

Good news, bad news.... Good news is I got the declas I ordered form WW for the Albatros.  Upper and lower lozenges and rib tape.  The bad news I am missing the aircraft markingsSad

And the badder news is sent email 2 days ago without a response.Angry

Marc  

  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: The Redwood Empire
Posted by Aaronw on Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:44 PM

Ok, I'm getting started.

Revell of Germany 1/72 Sopwith Triplane

 

I'm also going to add a Roden 1/72 Junkers D.I, a late war monoplane.

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    August, 2003
  • From: Connecticut, USA
Posted by Nachtflieger on Friday, February 25, 2011 4:28 AM

Marc,

WnW has excellent customer service. I've ordered from them at least 4 times now, and haven't had any problems yet. I also ordered the lozenge decals, and those took over 2 weeks to get here to Connecticut......much longer than usual, but they did get here. I wrote to ask about the decals, and they were all set to send new ones, when the decals arrived.

Also, it's possible that the recent earthquake in New Zealand has disrupted postal service.

Nate

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Friday, February 25, 2011 9:06 AM

Yeah I figured it may be something like that.  Got the email this AM that they will be on their way.

 

OK Aaron...we'll be watchingIndifferent

Marc  

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Friday, February 25, 2011 10:44 AM

OK gang... you guys still out there?  10 weeks to the official start date.  25 players offering 31 builds.   Pretty impressive for a last minute, late in the season idea.  After the real start date I will do some WIP pics and final results on my website.

 

 

Marc  

  • Member since
    June, 2010
  • From: Austin, TX
Posted by DoogsATX on Friday, February 25, 2011 10:49 AM

Very much still here. The Mosquito is nearing paint, which means the Pup is getting closer and closer to the bench.

I'm DYING to try out this double-loop turnbuckle idea. Though I'm adding one twist, or I might be. That article I posted recommends using some kind of fly-fishing micro tubing, but I just ordered some Albion Alloy 1mm tubing for another project, and want to see how it works. Hoping it's not out of scale...in 1/32 that'd work out to 3.2cm...would that be ridiculously too big a diameter for a turnbuckle?

Also doublechecked and am immensely happy that WnW helpfully placed all the necessary rigging holes!

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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