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FineScale Modeler WWI Aeroplane Group Build 2013
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:34 PM

Hello everyone,

Aaron and I have been discussing running a group build and thought we'd throw this one out there. Aaron and I are both fans of old flying machines, I haven't built a biplane in many years, and he is looking for a chance to publicly humiliate me. So, why not, I say!

Basically, airplanes that were flown in the Great War from 1914-1918 are eligible. The build will start on March 1 and run through July 31. That way it keeps me and Aaron working rather than procrastinating. Which we will do. And it also keeps it manageable.

To start off, I'll build a Wingnut Wings Fokker D.VII (Albatros), and Aaron will build a Wingnut Wings Fokker D.VII (OAW).

If anyone is interested in signing up, give us a shout and let us know what you're gonna build. There're plenty of kits out there to choose from. If we get five or six guys who are interested, we'll look into getting a badge made and get us moving.

Note: Sorry, but the WWI Aeroplane GB is now closed to new entrants.

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Aaron Skinner - Wingnut Wings 1/32 Fokker D.VII (OAW)

Tim Kidwell - Wingut Wings 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Albatros)

Jeaton1 - Wingnut Wings 1/32 DH.9A

Gregbale - Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Baby

Gregbale - Eduard 1/48 scale Morane Saulnier Type N

Gamera - Eduard 1/48 Nieuport 17

Wing_nut -  Wingnut Wings 1/32 Albatros D.Va

Jgeratic - Eduard 1/48 Albatros (Austrian markings)

Ruddratt - Wingnut Wings 1/32 Fokker E.II / E.III (early)

Bish - Airfix 1/72 0/400

GMorrison - Roden 1/72 Felixstowe F.2A

Freem - ICM 1/72 Fokker E.IV

TZombie - Heller 1/72 Roland C.11 Walfisch

Bobbaily - Eduard 1/48 Fokker E. V

P mitch - Wingnut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Pup

Shivinigh - Eduard Weekend Edition 1/48 Roland C.II

Falconmod - Eduard 1/48 Albatros D.III

Chuck Davis - Encore 1/32 F.I 

Ssascho0 - Eduard 1/48 Bristol Fighter

Official FSM WWI Aeroplane Group Build badge

Alternate FSM WWI Aeroplane Group Build badge by jgeratic

Deadline for signing up for this group build is 4 p.m., Thursday, February 28.

Tim

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:14 PM

I have a WNW DH9A to build, sign me up.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:32 PM

Sweet!

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:01 PM

I've had an Eduard Sopwith Baby mocking me from the pile for some time now. Count me in.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, February 01, 2013 8:58 AM

All right, Greg, you're in. Is that kit 1/48 scale?

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, February 01, 2013 9:03 AM

Tim Kidwell

All right, Greg, you're in. Is that kit 1/48 scale?

That is correct, Sir.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, February 01, 2013 9:13 AM

Cool.

Well that's two victims ...  er ... participants. Three more and it's a party!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 01, 2013 9:39 AM

Tim: I've got a couple of 1/48th biplanes around somewhere - a Sopwith Snipe and either a Nieuport or SPAD (I remember it's French!). I said I wouldn't be entering anymore GBs this year but I dunno, this could be a fun change of pace. Please put me down as a provisional, I'll see if I can hunt one of the kits up and make up my mind this weekend...  

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, February 01, 2013 9:55 AM

Gamera,

You're in as a maybe.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 01, 2013 10:54 AM

WW1 isn't normally my thing. But i got an 0/400 for my birthday. I am going to do it my my Gift GB, so if cross overs are ok, put me down. Its the Airfix 1/72nd kit.

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Posted by wing_nut on Friday, February 01, 2013 11:32 AM

As I am working on my 4th entry to Tigerman's "Steel cats" GB, I have been thinking of what will be next.  So before I considered myself officially in a rut Stick out tongue... I'm in for a WNW Albatros D.Va.

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, February 01, 2013 1:09 PM

hmmmm.... I'm tempted to join as I've many options in the stash.  Time is the main thing, I'll get back with more definite answer in a month or so.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, February 01, 2013 2:23 PM

jgeratic

 I'm tempted to join 

<puts large chocolate chip cookie in bear trap> C'mon, it'll be fun.

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Posted by ruddratt on Friday, February 01, 2013 8:12 PM

No way I'm passing up this one Tim! Been currently working on WnW's D.VII (the Alb. version - you're gonna love building it!) for Bish's Gift GB. You can pencil me in here with an Eduard 1/48 Fokker Dr.I.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 01, 2013 9:18 PM

Ok, I found my kits. Tim please put down with a 1/48th Eduard Nieuport 17.

Merci!

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, February 02, 2013 5:56 AM

Alright, I'm in - I'll just have to juggle around a few other GB's that have longer due dates.

Haven't picked the exact kit yet, but it will be an Eduard 1/48 Albatros in Austrian markings.

Also did a little badge work, mainly finding an appropriate font for the era.  Still can shift sizes/positions around and likely add some aircraft recognition insignia.  Is the Finescale logo required to be present?

regards,

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Posted by wing_nut on Saturday, February 02, 2013 9:00 AM

You should run a story in the mag featuring the GB.  You're the editor so you will have to work on the title..,  

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, February 02, 2013 6:23 PM

Jack: Like it! Only thing I'd change it I somehow prefer 'Great War' over 'World War I' - I dunno- just me I guess.

Marc: Lol!

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Sunday, February 03, 2013 12:50 PM

All right! It looks like we have a group build. Welcome, officially to everyone.

Jack - I like where you're headed. We do want the FSM logo in it. We have a couple of ideas that we'll whip up too and post them out for you guys to take a look at.

Ruddratt - Great! Can't wait to get going.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 03, 2013 2:59 PM

Tim, could you add my Airfix 72nd 0/400 to the roster.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Sunday, February 03, 2013 3:37 PM

Bish,

You're in!

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Monday, February 04, 2013 4:24 PM

Guys,

I am looking for some help solving my dilemma: I know Tim has me down to do the D.VII, a fine aircrft I have no problem building. But I'm looking at my stash and there's a Wingnut Wings S.E.5A in there calling to me, as it has been for about three years. I leave it up to the participants: Which one should I build?

Cheers, Aaron

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, February 04, 2013 4:39 PM

Well, Aaron, seeing as how Tim is down for a D.VII, it would seem competitive instincts just gotta say SE-5!

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, February 04, 2013 7:19 PM

OH, SURE! First, he raids my office for the Cylon Centurion from Moebius, then he changes his mind about the model he's building ... And now my 4-year-old son is in my home office with a bag over his head, informing me, "I am the Dark Power," in a high-pitched falsetto.

Fine, Aaron. If you want to change your model, I don't like it, but I'll go along with it.

Now, I must go throw Mr. "Dark Power" in the bath tub so he's clean for school.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, February 04, 2013 7:49 PM

OK, fellas, I'm going to have to insist that all Vickers and Spandau firing pins be checked at the door!

Don't quite know what to suggest about the Dark Power thing, doesn't really fit the genre....

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, February 04, 2013 7:50 PM

Aaron Skinner

Guys,

I am looking for some help solving my dilemma: I know Tim has me down to do the D.VII, a fine aircrft I have no problem building. But I'm looking at my stash and there's a Wingnut Wings S.E.5A in there calling to me, as it has been for about three years. I leave it up to the participants: Which one should I build?

Cheers, Aaron

They're both great kits Aaron. I've built their SE.5 and am currently working on one of their D.VII's. My question to you would be how comfortable are you with rigging? The D.VII ain't got much, but the SE.5 has got a ton of it.

Mike

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 7:29 AM

Bonjour gentlemen,

I say Monsieur Aaron should go with the SE.5 - can't let the Central Powers get too much of an edge here oui?

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 7:59 AM

I know next to nothing about WW1 aircraft, so what is the differance between the two DVII's.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 8:20 AM

jeaton01

OK, fellas, I'm going to have to insist that all Vickers and Spandau firing pins be checked at the door!

Don't quite know what to suggest about the Dark Power thing, doesn't really fit the genre....

Ha! Can't stop laughing.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 8:26 AM

Bish

I know next to nothing about WW1 aircraft, so what is the differance between the two DVII's.

I'm not sure there are significant differences, but the the D.VII was designed and built by Fokker, but Fokker's factory couldn't keep up with the numbers ordered, so the plane was also built under license by Albatros and its subsidiary OAW. 

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