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  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
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 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..."

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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
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 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 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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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
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 1:46 PM

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

Marc  

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

I'm in mate with this oneYes

 

 

 

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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."

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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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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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