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

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Posted by corvettemike on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:13 PM

Got the main fuse assemble along with the stabelizers and tail. The main airframe is flat black and the undersides are sky blue/green/gray whatever it is. Then I added the streaking effect with a not quite drybrush, but wetter than drybrushing if that makes sense. Not sure if this scheme ever existed in 1:1 but far as I see it there were alot of tripes in WWI, photos don't exist of all of them, and I didn't wanna red barron (sorry guys that did one).

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 Tuesday, August 14, 2012 11:13 AM

Cockpit done. I lost part #7 (instrument bar) somewhere so I'll have to see about making a replacement. Colors probably aren't correct, most likely it won't be too noticeable since the hole you can see down in there is about the size of a pinhead anyway.

Also if anyone is looking for a build idea, here's an interesting story. In 1912 after the infamous sinking of the RMSM Titanic, construction was halted on the third of the Olympic class trio. The name was supposedly to have be RMS Gigantic, however White Star denied the claim and officially named the hull Britannic. Construction on the new ships hull was stalled until 1913 and numerous new safety measures were put in to effect including watertight bulkheads extending to to B deck and a new style of davit called a gantry davit. These new davits could hold 15-20 boats each and had the capability to reach clear across the ship if need be. Other features including a childrens playroom and a pipe organ were added in an effort to make her even more impressive than her sisters. By 1915 the Britannic was nearly complete when the British Government began requisitioning ocean liners for use as troop transports and hospital ships. The RMS (now HMHS) Britannic's interiors were removed and the interiors converted to dormatories, operating rooms, and patient wards, as well as makeshift morgue was added on the fantail. On 11/21/1916 just after 8 am the Britannic was steaming through the Kea channel off the coast of Greece when she hit a mine laid by a German U boat. only 32 people were killed, most of those during a miscommunication where as her captain made an attempt to beach his ship on an island 2 miles away some of the lifeboats were launched and sucked in to the spinning propellers. About 60 minutes later the ship had sank in about 300 feet of water.

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 Monday, August 13, 2012 11:07 PM

I started my bumblebee sized Dr. I tonight since I got mad at another project I was working on. I'll pop a few pics in tomorrow night of the quarter sized (if that) cockpit.

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 waikong on Monday, August 13, 2012 8:04 AM

nice one ninetails - I love a GB that goes on forever. It's like we just made our own WW1 forum within FSM.

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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Posted by corvettemike on Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:07 PM

Well heck if the end date is listed as indefinately I'll throw in my little (and by little I mean microscopic) Revell 1/72 Fokker Dr. 1 'The Red Baron". I'm about 10% done on it, thrown in a to-do pile for a long time, may as well do something on it here and there between major tasks on larger builds.

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...

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Posted by Ninetalis on Sunday, August 12, 2012 6:25 PM

Thanks Rudratt, I'm not sure if there is a rigging diagram in there, I think so but I'm not really sure. 
But I would really like to try something like this , but I only seem to find people who only half explain what they do, or they just post some pic's and don't explain at all what they're actually doing...

With regards, Ninetalis. 

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, August 12, 2012 3:43 PM

Ninetalis, very nice Dr.1 ya got there Yes. Something about that bird painted all red just sets it apart from anything else. For rigging wire, stretched sprue will work in a pinch. Good thing about that bird is there ain't much of it. Not sure if Revell included a rigging diagram, but Eduard did, and it can be found on their site.

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 Ninetalis on Sunday, August 12, 2012 1:55 PM

Hey all, I finished the Fokker yesterday, she's 99% done,
just need to put some more subtle accent details on it.

Sadly enough, I don't have any progress pic's of this project, my camera's battery died so while it was reloading I finished this little guy.
Some big issue that I had was that I had used the wrong part for the struts on the main landing gear, those parts were to be placed between the main fuselage and the upper wing...
After a lot of sweat, swearing, cutting and glueing I fixed the darn thing! yeehaw! 

I was thinking to rig the model, but I have no idea how, and I found a few good explanations (I think) but I don't have the right wire laying around. I will stop by the store some time and rig it, but for the time beeing, it is done. Also, any sites explaining how to rig stuff are still welcome!
There are also a lot of firsts on this one,
first complete airbrush, first non-WWII, first WWI, first time I used my 'Tamiya mud pen', first wood grain prop...
I'm really proud about the wooden prop! But no more blabla, here are the pic's.


Here are some pic's of the mud from the 'Mud pen', I really like this thing, and I'm gonna use it a lot more, especially when I will make my 1/48 tanks...

With regards, Ninetalis.

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Posted by Ninetalis on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 6:59 AM

Hey all,
here is my progress on the Fokker so far!

I started by painting the inside, this is the first time I tried to make a wood grain, didn't really get what I wanted but yeah.

I did the rest of this cockpit and glued the two fuselages together.

had to do some sanding and cutting before mounting the second wing.

 I couldn't really get a better picture of the detailed parts, but I'm pretty happy with the finished work of the guns and engine

I drybrushed the engine with some flat black to highlight the engine details, after that I drybushed it some more with Revell Rust paint.

The instructions said that I had to glue these things on top of this thing

But they didn't fit at all, so I drilled some holes and the inside part so I can put these inside the part.

This is what the Fokker looks like now, I will try to build some more when other things stop to occupy all my time.

With regards, Ninetalis 

 

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, July 29, 2012 3:21 PM

Marc, once the winter months draw closer (late Oct-Nov) I should be starting on that  WnW Fe2b.

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, July 29, 2012 6:52 AM

Last night I thought i heard a noise coming from some dark far away pace.  It was you guys rummaging around in here.  I thought this had finally bled out.  I see that's not the case  WOOHOO!  Looking forward to some progress ninetails.

Marc  

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, July 29, 2012 12:36 AM

Still hanging around here.....Whistling

Thats a nice looking kit Ninetalis!  I may have to pick one up someday......like when I finish up that Glencoe Pfalz!!Stick out tongue

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Posted by Ninetalis on Friday, July 27, 2012 6:53 PM

Thanks, got any site or something with a good explanation? I've found some things, but maybe there is an amazing site somethere I don't know about? (;

With regards

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Posted by ruddratt on Friday, July 27, 2012 6:10 PM

Happy to help! There's very little to do in the way of rigging on the DR.I. Most of it is confined to the tailplane area in the form of control wires. Up front, you have the bracing wires on the main gear and between the cabane struts, with a pair of control wires connected between the upper deck just aft of the guns and the upper wing. These are all easily installed after assembly and painting.

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 Ninetalis on Friday, July 27, 2012 4:52 PM

Thanks ruddratt, I'll make sure I won't forget,

I do have a question about the rigging, when would be the best moment to do this with this fokker?

With regards, Ninetalis

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, July 27, 2012 4:49 PM

OH pretty plane

 

Either scheme would look good

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by ruddratt on Friday, July 27, 2012 4:27 PM

Ninetalis, nice pick-up on the Revell kit. It is indeed a re-pop of Eduard's kit, which I've built one of and have another in the stash. The kit goes together very well. The only assembly I found tricky was the main landing gear. You will need to open up the 4 mounting holes in the part sandwiched between the top and bottom airfoil halves, as well as shorten up the 2 front struts by about 1/16" (from the top of the struts - this is important) to get 'er to sit correctly.

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 Ninetalis on Friday, July 27, 2012 2:45 PM

Hey all,

I need some thing simple to airbrush, to improve my airbrushing skills,
so I bought this little fokker from reveal, a rebox from eduard.
I don't know if I'm going to do it in 'red baron' markings, or in the colours of 'Lt. Josef Jacobs Fokker'



the box of the Fokker, in unknown scale mwuhahaha.... yeah 1/48 offcourse...
 
So can I join with this quick little build?
With regards, Ninetalis. 

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Posted by ruddratt on Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:56 PM

Yep fellas, she's a keeper that's for sure!

...and about that kit (and WnW's in general) - man, I don't know how they do it. 1/32 scale, over 300 parts, PE, the best decals and instructions in the biz (IMHO), incredible fit and detail, and free shipping, all for only $89 !? I mean, what the heck are they doing right that so many other companies banging out 1/32 stuff are not? Seriously, those 150-200 dollar price tags are downright insulting.

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 Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:36 AM

Theuns brings the completed total to 22. 

Marc  

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Posted by wing_nut on Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:29 AM

Someone stuck a cattle prod up the groups collective keister and once again new life.  Gald to see it.

Theuns... nice... real nice.  the cockpit cover is real time saver.  i get your birds on my site as soon as I am done here.

Xstrea1... welcome to the fray.

Fe.2B...1.2 carats (doing that balance scale thing with my hands)... yup, sounds about right.

Marc  

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, May 31, 2012 4:54 AM

[quote user="bufflehead"]

, someone's got to show me how to do it right! 

Yes please' I'll gladly take some of the expert's advice to !

 

Theuns

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Posted by bufflehead on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:34 PM

Hey Theuns, the D7 came out really nice!  You finished her up quickly!  I really like that vivid color scheme you chose, very eye catching!  Glad to see more bipes here, someone's got to show me how to do it right!  (just kidding Mike, Jack, Paul, & Marc!)

Mike, congrats on the early anniversary gift!  I was going to say you made out like a bandit with the WnW FE.2b, but I think the wifey came out on top with the 1.2 carats!!

I'll be getting back to the Pfalz when I finish up a couple more projects, but still hanging around checking things out!  

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Posted by ruddratt on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:43 AM

So, even though our anniversary is not until the end of July, my wife and I decided to exchange gifts yesterday, and I must say see really knows how to pick 'em. Needing some ideas, I showed her a few ebay auctions (Tamiya's 1/32 P-51, Revell 1/32 Float plane), and the link to WnW's site. She made a great choice - when I opened the box, there was a Late version FE.2b from WnW. Man, what a kit! 18" wingspan, tons of rigging, and over 340 parts. This is gonna be a fun build for sure! Yes

Oh yeah, and I have to say that 1.2 carats looks really nice on her finger. Wink

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 ruddratt on Monday, May 28, 2012 10:39 AM

Xstream1 - nice to have you on board! I love the DXII ! WnW makes one in 1/32 and I'm very tempted to pull the trigger on it!

Theuns - that lozenge is phenomenal. Amazing results! Yes I built the WnW SE.5. It's a great kit - goes together easy. The most complex part of the build is the rigging - it's quite extensive, so just take your time and plan ahead. Looking forward to seeing your build!

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 Heavens Eagle on Monday, May 28, 2012 10:07 AM

Theuns, your D7 looks quite nice from the photos.  We are all our own worst critics on our builds!  After the photos showing the lozenge outline decals, I was quite surprised on how well the lozenge turned out.  I am sure your SE5 will be a lot easier, just take your time and if you need to ask questions.  We are all here to help as well.

Welcome Xstreame1!  I am looking forward to seeing your Pfalz build!

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Posted by Xstream1 on Monday, May 28, 2012 7:11 AM

G'day, first time posting. Would i be right joining with a Toko 1/72 Pfalz XII? I am considering doing it as a brightly colored mock up, a concept piece if you will similar to something from the Richthofens Squadron and his Albatross D V.

I ordered it last week and it should hopefully arrive by tomorrow afternoon.

Cheers

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 27, 2012 9:17 AM

Here is is , warts and all. :-(

Colours of Rudolph Berthold's plane. Hopefully I'll have better luck with the wingnut 1/32 SE5.

D7

As you can see there is a "cover" over the cockpit as there is absolutely NO detail there atall, not even a seat!

D7

1/72 Revell D7

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:46 AM

Here is the Revell 1/72 D-7 in kit form.

Revell 1/72 D7

There is no cockpit detail what soever so I will cover it up with a "cloth cover"

They suply decals for the Lozenge that has to then be painted in the blocks, even with the diagram it is still rather confuzing as the pattern changes in the same decal.

1/72 D7

I had to "future on " the decals as they just didn't want to stick down atall.

To attach the top wing was an eye opener as to how fidly these small biplaned really are for the inexperienced.

Almost complete with the model ,will post pix.

Theuns

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:06 AM

Oh Mine H.E!  Bringing the build experience up another notch here.  Fantastica detailing as usual and appreciate the great step by step insights.  Marc's putting real stitiching in and your're creating real vent openings, next thing you guys going to do is shrink a real person to sit in the cockpit.

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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