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

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:54 AM

I am under correction, but I think the other WW1 BG is closed to new entries??

Anyway. The only other WW1 plane I built was the 1/72 Revell D-7. 

This little Roden Oeffag 153 1/72 is a real pain for me to build. It seems my eyes are not what they use to be and I find working with it is very fiddly.....but I will beat it into submition!

The kit has a very nice engine, the rest of the kit is OK'ish but the plastic seems rather soft with loads of flash. I am basically using it as a learning tool for later WW1 stuff.

Fuselarge fit is a little poor, the parts seem to be slightly warped.

Roden 1/72 Oeffag 153 photo models219_zpsc5e3cca2.jpg

Rigging this little monster is going to be "fun"!

Theuns

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  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Friday, June 21, 2013 3:50 PM

Isn't there a WWI figher GB?

 

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

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Posted by wing_nut on Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:20 PM

As long as anyone wants to contribute... with the understanding there not much traffic here... Sure can.

Marc  

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:02 AM

Hi all, may I enter with a 1/72 Roden Albatross D3 please ?

T

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Posted by EBergerud on Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:25 PM

If the GB sticks around I might make another kit. Roden has just introduced a 1914 Version of the Rolls Royce Armored Car - accurate for Lawrence of Arabia or British police in Ireland - whatever takes your fancy.

Eric

 

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

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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada.
Posted by Ernie_SK on Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:10 AM

Thanks, Marc.  Coming from you it's much appreciated.

Cheers,

Ernie

  Seeing double is a good thing...when it comes to wings.

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Posted by wing_nut on Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:52 AM

It took a while but I finally saw this one.  A real beauty.

Marc  

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Posted by Ernie_SK on Friday, May 31, 2013 5:18 PM

Eric, Thanks for the comments.  I used .04mm tubes for the turnbuckles.

The rigging material is 2 lb monofiliment line.

  Seeing double is a good thing...when it comes to wings.

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Posted by EBergerud on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:36 PM

Ernie,

Fokker looks very nice indeed. Do like the prop. More rigging than you'd think on the Eindecker. (I just bought a Morane Saulnier and expect the same.) Are the turnbuckles these ritzy white metal things - they do look good.

Eric

 

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

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Posted by Ernie_SK on Monday, May 27, 2013 7:18 PM

Well I think I have this GB all to myself.Wink  Anyway, I think I'll call the Eindecker done.  It's been

a learning experience, which isin't a bad thing.  Obvious mistakes made but on the whole, it has

been an enjoyable project.  Here's some final pictures of the little beastie.  Thanks for looking.

Your comments and suggestions would be appreciated.  My apologies for the photography...not

my strong suit.

 

Cheers

Ernie

  Seeing double is a good thing...when it comes to wings.

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Posted by Sinisilmainen on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 6:03 AM

We are looking for 1/35 Model Cellar track set for Emhar kits - Mk IV, Whippet, Tadpole.

Any pieces or incomplete sets.

Maybe you can help us.

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Posted by Sinisilmainen on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 2:53 AM

Sir!

Maybe you can help us.

I'm looking for a tank trucks for Emhar kit from the Model Sellar 1/35 for diorama with Whippet (diorama with a broken tank)

But Model Cellar no longer produce them. Perhaps you have a few Model Sellar trucks? Just some pieces - only a few pieces will be enough to make a diorama.

Can I get them from you?

Regards!

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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada.
Posted by Ernie_SK on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:41 PM

Well guys, I muffed it.  I wanted to post my build pics here, but they ended up on the

GB page.  if you want to take a look, it;s under Eindecker Build.  Sorry for the foul-up!Embarrassed

  Seeing double is a good thing...when it comes to wings.

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 9:15 AM

Cool Mike.  Love to see some wip pics.

Marc  

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, January 14, 2013 10:43 PM

Yeah, I too would love to see Ernie's E.II,...........AND Bish's 0/400 as well as Ernest's field gun and Eric's Nieuport and Pfalz! Big Smile    Nice to see this one is still breathing!

...and that's some great work up there Eric! Yes

....and, I'll even kick in some WIP pics of my WnW D.VII I'm doing for Bish's excellent Gift 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 wing_nut on Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:30 AM

Eric, that's fantastic.  Would have been a superb addition as it is in the other GB.  I guess we can't have ALL the fun hereWhistling

Anyone that wants to post here.  If it generates interest... great.  If I don't notice though... kick my chair when you walk by... I'll wake up.

Marc  

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Posted by EBergerud on Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:35 PM

I'd pretty much decided to dedicate this year to the 1943 GB. Now if we can get some enthusiasm for a war fought by gentlemen (except for the poison gas and blockades aimed at destroying societies) I've got another Academy biplane (a 1/32 Neiuport that Des Delatorre considers a very good kit - and if he thinks so, I'll not quibble) that I might do for a change of pace. Like to do one more bipe before building a WNW Pfalz that I got for present a few months back. Actually, I wish I would have known the thread was still active here. A while ago I did the biggest project in my modeleling career trying to make some respectable out the USS Oregon - a kit originally out in the 50's. I entered it in the Castles of Steel mini-build (not sure how many were finished) and that was appropriate as Oregon won her spurs in the Spanish American War but was in service in both world wars. Here she is an honorary entry in this GB.

  Eric

 

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

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Posted by wing_nut on Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:47 PM

Bish... go for it.  If you wanted to do a '64 'Vette with Eddie Rickenbacker driving i would that's cool too.Stick out tongue

And that would be a very cool build to add. DO IT!  Your HP... not the vetteWink

Marc  

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:27 PM

Marc, are Cross overs ok. If so, i would like to throw my hate in, not often i will be building a WW1 kit. It will be the Airfix 1/72nd 0/400. It was bought by my other half for my birthday and i am building it for my Gift GB.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Esci 1/72nd MiG 29 (Aircraft of the Commonwealth GB)

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Posted by wing_nut on Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:10 PM

Holy longevity Batman!

I thought this one had  just sailed off quietly into the sunset.  Technically I left it open ended so to be true to my word I will have to say... Sure  what the heck.  You never know, it may remind some people they had signed up and it may get a second wind. Wait... we had one of those.  OK a 3rd wind.  Give it a shot.  If it doesn't take off and generate any interest move your builds to the appropirtate forum.

Marc  

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, December 02, 2012 12:50 AM

Hey Marc, is the GB still rolling along?  I know I still haven't finished the Glencoe Pfalz III, but I picked up a cool French Schneider 1897 75mm Field Gun that looks like a quick, neat little build!  

Plus I'd like to see Ernie's Fokker E.II....Wink

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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada.
Posted by Ernie_SK on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:42 AM

Hi Marc,  I'd like to join the group with my attempt at a 1/48 Eduard Fokker E.II. 

  Seeing double is a good thing...when it comes to wings.

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Posted by corvettemike on Friday, August 17, 2012 9:02 PM

The Titanic wreckage is a fun build. The best advice I can give is get a cheap glue bomb or find a hull online and then get about 10lbs of sheet styrene and strip. I built one in 2004 from the 1/570 kit, I have it posted up on my site, about 85% of it is Plastruct lol.

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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Posted by Ninetalis on Friday, August 17, 2012 8:11 PM

Thanks CorvetteMike,
But I don't do 1/400 when modelling ships, not that I've ever build one but I have one 1/350 IJN Yamato in my stash and I try to use the scale to prevent my stash getting out of hand, it's bad enough as it is allready.
I don't do any other scale other than 1/48 and 1/32 when doing aircraft, and haven't really bought any 1/32's since last summer.

Anyway, I knew about her sistership the Olympic but not the britannia,
I just like that hospital ship sheme, and it's one of those areas that aren't that well covered, so I'm interested!
I'll look into it when I have time and etc., seems like I'll have to search for 2 1/350 Titanic models...

Oh yeah, maybe I should mention that I don't want to build the HMS Titanic itself, but the wreckage, or better said, half the wreckage since it is spread over such a vast area, I saw some really neat models and I just wanted to make one myself,...
I just better start with my Yamato first, or maybe I'll buy a small Revell sub to pratice, or maybe...

With regards, Ninetalis.

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Posted by corvettemike on Friday, August 17, 2012 4:32 PM

Another interesting and oft overlooked WWI subject is the Titanic's older sister Olympic which was also requisitioned by the British government as a troop transport. HMT Olympic had a pretty striking grey and black dazzle scheme and anti aircraft ordinance added those being the only two major changes from her civilian look.

www.maritimequest.com/.../olympic_page_6.htm

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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Posted by corvettemike on Friday, August 17, 2012 4:24 PM

The Revell 1/400 will work equally well with patience and some photoetch. With some digging there are a few 1/350 and 1/400 brass conversion sets to make the job easier. There are a few sites that show the differences in deck plans (mostly the stern and the new 3rd class lounge and "sun deck" areas were different as was the window arrangement and the boat deck). Titanicmodel.com has several experts that can answer your questions and point you toward good reference.

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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Posted by Ninetalis on Friday, August 17, 2012 3:24 PM

Nice Fokker!

Don't worry, I'm not a fan of the Red Baron really, I just wanted something small with a simple paint job to get me back into the game.

Nice story on that Ship you posted there, I might consider to build one if I would find a titanic model in 1/350. I know that minicraft has one, but in EU you can't order those.

With regards, Ninetalis.

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Posted by corvettemike on Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:04 PM

And done...

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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Posted by corvettemike on Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:44 AM

Racing along... Should have it done tomorrow night or the next day at the latest Smile

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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