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100th Anniversary of WWI GB
Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:20 PM

Welcome Sign everyone to the official 100th anniversary of WWI group build.

The rules of the group build are simple. It is open to aircraft, armor, ships and figures as long as it took part in WWI. The group build will start on July 28 2014 marking the 100th annversary of the start of WWI and end November 11th 2015 marking the 97th ending of WWI.

Of course there are a lot of subjects you can choose from. The first tanks to the large German strategic bombers.

Here are the rules

1. Any subject as long as it took part in WWI

2.Aftermarket is OK

3.Please post pictures of your progress

4.If you want to do a crossover that's alright.

5.Started builds are alright as long as they are only 20% finished.

If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

And here's our badges. Please thank Mike (ruddratt) Steve (Duster) for making them Toast

Here's Mike's



 

And Steve's


 


 


 

Please host the badge on your own image site, thanks!

David

 
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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:27 PM

List of entries. Also a big thanks to Mike (ruddrat) for keeping the list updated!

65ss - TAKOM 1/16 Renault FT-17

AlanF - Fly 1/48 Macchi M.5

Big Blue - WnW 1/32 Fokker E.II/E.III (early)

Bish - Eduard 1/72 Albatros D.V

bvallot - Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Camel F1

Chuck Davis - Eduard 1/72 Albatros D.V

docidle - Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought (pre-1915)

DUSTER - Takom 1/35 St. Chamond French Tank

Ernie_SK - WnW 1/32 Albatros D.Va

falconmod - Eduard 1/72 Albatros D.V

freem - Revell 1/350 SMS Emden

GMorrison - Combrig 1/350 SMS Sharnhorst

GreySnake - Takom 1/35  St.Chamond

jeaton - Academy 1/32 Nieuport 17  "Billy Bishop"

jgeratic - tbd

jibber - Meng 1/35 French FT-17 Light Tank

Marcus McBean - ICM 1/350 SMS Konig

panzerpilot - WnW 1/32 Fokker D.VII  (Rudolph Stark)

plastickjunkie - Monogram 1/48 Fokker D.VII

RigidRider - RMX 1/28 SPAD XIII

rocker286 - Revell 1/72 Nieuport N.28 C-1

Rob Sherman - WnW 1/32 Roland D.VIa

ruddratt - WnW 1/32 Sopwith Triplane

SchattenSpartan - WnW 1/32 Roland D.VIa

sheptr - Eduard 1/48 Albatros D.V

SsashoO - tbd

Theuns - WnW 1/32 SE5a

taxtp - Verlinden 200mm Prussian Infantryman

waikong - tbd

waynec - Airfix 1/76 MK.1 Female

Wiccan Warrior - Revell 1/240  HMS Campbelton +  Revell 1/28 SPAD XIII

wing_nut - WnW 1/32  RE.8  "Harry Tate"

ygmodeler - Eduard 1/48 Albatros D.III and Nieuport 17 (weekend editions)

If I missed  or included  anyone on the list by mistake, please let me know.

 
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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:27 PM

Reserved for completed builds

 
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Posted by ruddratt on Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:56 PM

Here's an updated entry list as of June 20  (until GreySnake returns).  If I missed anything/anyone,  you need to change your entry,  or you want to join up,  just let me know and it'll be fixed pronto. Yes

65ss - TAKOM 1/16 Renault FT-17

AlanF - Fly 1/48 Macchi M.5

Big Blue - WnW 1/32 Fokker E.II/E.III (early)

Bish - Eduard 1/72 Albatros D.V

bvallot - Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Camel F1

Chuck Davis - Eduard 1/72 Albatros D.V

docidle - Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought (pre-1915)

DUSTER - Takom 1/35 St. Chamond French Tank

Ernie_SK - WnW 1/32 Albatros D.Va

falconmod - Eduard 1/72 Albatros D.V

freem - Revell 1/350 SMS Emden

GMorrison - Combrig 1/350 SMS Sharnhorst

GreySnake - Airfix 1/72 Hannover CL.III

jeaton - Academy 1/32 Nieuport 17  "Billy Bishop"

jgeratic - tbd

jibber - Meng 1/35 French FT-17 Light Tank

Marcus McBean - ICM 1/350 SMS Konig

panzerpilot - WnW 1/32 Fokker D.VII  (Rudolph Stark)

plastickjunkie - Monogram 1/48 Fokker D.VII

RigidRider - RMX 1/28 SPAD XIII

rocker286 - Revell 1/72 Nieuport N.28 C-1

Rob Sherman - WnW 1/32 Roland D.VIa

ruddratt - WnW 1/32 Sopwith Triplane

SchattenSpartan - WnW 1/32 Roland D.VIa

sheptr - Eduard 1/48 Albatros D.V

SsashoO - tbd

Theuns - WnW 1/32 SE5a

taxtp - Verlinden 200mm Prussian Infantryman

waikong - tbd

Wiccan Warrior - Revell 1/240  HMS Campbelton +  Revell 1/28 SPAD XIII

wing_nut - WnW 1/32  RE.8  "Harry Tate"

ygmodeler - Eduard 1/48 Albatros D.III and Nieuport 17 (weekend editions)

Mike

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, January 9, 2014 8:54 PM

Got you update Mike! And thanks in advance for giving the badge a try.

David

 
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Posted by Chuck Davis on Friday, January 10, 2014 12:14 PM

David - great, thank you for hosting.  Count me in...I'll figure out my entry later.  Looking forward to it!

Chuck Davis

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, January 10, 2014 12:18 PM

Good stuff, I hope to have enough skills to get to my WNW SE5 or D-7 by then, failing that I will get a cheaper (if I stuff it up) model for the GB LOL

Theuns

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, January 10, 2014 4:00 PM

Great stuff!

It's too bad the nature of the war was pretty lean in the armour aspect until the final year or so of the war.  Otherwise, we'd probably double our roster.

Considering it is the 100th mark,  I had thought of doing an anniversary build for each year of the war, just like that which is currently going on with the Second World War (1942 BG, 1943 GB, and presently the 1944 GB), but the selection of kits representing 1914 would be quite lean.

Another option is to have an extended group build, same start date, but ending in November 11th, 2018.  Maybe have one basic  badge, and then for each additional completed build, add a medal to represent this accomplishment.  Too ambitious, likely, but just something to throw out there and ponder.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 10, 2014 4:09 PM

Jack- remember the late-great FAA Group Build? It went on for quite a number of years. Every year there was a new subject, some not even really FAA, but it meant you didn't have to be done with the previous model.

I'm pretty sure what I will build, but I need to find it in the stash hole.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by Nathan T on Friday, January 10, 2014 6:37 PM

GM- Those were the days when those chums were gracing the forums! They put on a great gb!

 

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Saturday, January 11, 2014 2:05 AM

OK, OK you heavy handed persuasion has worked!

I'll join the GB; Of course I have no clue what I'm doing er gonna do. Cause what I know about WW I will fit in a gnats as  EAR, I mean.

But most likely a wingie thing; however the new St.Chamond, Early Type is intriguing ....will let you know. 

Oh,and a big "Thanks David" for creating this .  

Steve

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

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, January 11, 2014 2:32 AM

I will build something too. It's been a while since I dabbled with WW1. I'll work it out based on interest closer to the date.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by rocker286 on Saturday, January 11, 2014 4:12 PM

I'd definitely like to get in on this GB. Never been involved with a GB before, and never built a WWI model!

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Posted by AlanF on Saturday, January 11, 2014 5:02 PM

Well, I'll give this one a shot! I'm planning on the 1:48 Macchi M.5 Italian Flying Boat (I'm a sucker for any type of float plane) if I can find one.

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Posted by Ernie_SK on Sunday, January 12, 2014 11:22 AM

Hi Dave.  First thanks for hosting the GB.  I think I will give it a try with a 1/48 Eduard Albatros D.V ProfiPACK..  Other things going on right now, but will get started in due course.  Happy to be

a part of what will be, I'm sure a successful and fun GB.

 

Cheers,

Ernie

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, January 12, 2014 1:44 PM

List is updated! Alan, rocker228, Tony, Steve and Chuck thanks for joining!

Jack, I like the idea about running the group build for the next four years. The badge idea is really good also. Would someone who's better at making them care to try? What does everyone else think of the idea?

Alan, Found the Macchi on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fly-Models-1-48-Macchi-M-5-Italian-Flying-Boat-US-Naval-Pilots-48009-/181222467163

Now I have one question is anyone tempted to build this guy?


 

This is the Zeppelin Staaken I believe the largest bomber used during WWI. I have the Roden 1/72 and its huge! Talk about the mother of all rigging!

David

 
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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, January 12, 2014 4:35 PM

David, glad to see you are interested in possibly having this one last four years.  

I believe Mike (ruddratt) offered to design one.  I can look after adding the medals to the main badge, if we go that route.  If I design a badge, I'd  end up resurrecting Terry Thomas again:

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 12, 2014 4:46 PM

By the end of this I could be building a WnW kit.

I think I need to seek help.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 12, 2014 10:21 PM

It's been a long time since I've painted a figure or bust, but I did paint the busts of those four Aces that DML included in there 1/48 WW1 aircraft kits years ago.

I think I'll paint another bust, this time it will be this one, out of my stash. He looks a bit goofy but at least he's from 1914.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, January 12, 2014 10:40 PM

Wow, this is shaping up nicely!  Great to see so many having their first go at a WWI subject, and equally great to see just as many familiar faces too.  I've been toying around with a badge and think I've found a cool image to use as the backdrop - only issue is it's just aircraft.  Perhaps one badge for each genre (just as Marc did for the Great War GB) would be appropriate.

Bish, the Wingnut Wings D.VII's are awesome kits! Wink

Mike

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, January 12, 2014 11:21 PM

Well, add me to the list.  Don't know what yet.  But it will have wings.

John

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, January 12, 2014 11:43 PM

Tony, that would be cool to see a bust made.  I know what you mean about the goofy look - seems to be a trademark  on a number of Verlinden releases.  

A bust is something I considered too, but if we go four years, I can also add an aircraft, and maybe more figures.  

Mike, that's another sound idea to have a badge dedicated to each aspect of the war.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Ssasho0 on Monday, January 13, 2014 3:41 AM

David, the Zepellin Staaken is enourmous even in 1:72 :) but I think there was one slightly bigger bomber during WW1. Just slightly bigger!

About being tempted to build - definately yes, the only problem is that I don't have where to put afterwards - not enough free space :-/

There is much time till te GB start, but I may try a 1:72 Gotha GVa/Vb (if I can find some nightlozenge decals) or some WnW kit (Fe2b maybe)

best regards,

Sasho

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, January 13, 2014 7:44 PM

Bish, Just wait once you build one WWI kit you'll start build more!

Jack, Glad you'll consider adding medals to the badges if we go four years.

John, Thanks for joining and got you added!

Mike, Thank you for working on the badge. I can't wait to see it.

Tony, Got your build updated. I do agree that the bust looks goofy. But I'm sure you'll do a great paint job on it. I believe Sheperd Paine said a good paint job can make a poor figure look good. I admire anyone who tackles large scale figures, and makes them look life like.

Sasho, Your right about one more bomber being bigger then the Zeppelin Stakken the German's also built one Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII


y

Wingspan on this beast was 157ft!

Also your in the same spot as me with the Staaken I don't have the space either.

Took a peak at my stash and rounded up the WWI kits, trying to figure out what to build. I'm sure I''ll add some more before July. But here's what I have for now.

Have great night everyone.

David

 
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Posted by 65ss on Monday, January 13, 2014 8:29 PM

I would like to get in on this GB. I'm not sure what I'll build, but it will probably have tracks. I've always been fascinated with WW I and this GB should be very fun to follow.

Dale

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:23 PM

GreySnake

Bish, Just wait once you build one WWI kit you'll start build more!

O, I think I am starting to get the bug, just a little. I built one last year for the FSM WW1 aero GB.

Not upto the standard of the other builds in that GB, but it is my first. 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:35 PM

I've said it before, but I love that 0/400 Bish. I might even get to an aircraft as well, but lets take it one at a time.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by ruddratt on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:41 PM

65ss

I would like to get in on this GB. I'm not sure what I'll build, but it will probably have tracks. I've always been fascinated with WW I and this GB should be very fun to follow.

Welcome aboard Dale!  I'm sure our leader will be along shortly to officially add you to the list! Yes

Dave, very impressive stash of WWI birds!  Only thing missing is a Wingnut Wings Gotha. Wink

Bish, still tough to believe that's your first bipe. Light years ahead of my first (and second and third) efforts. Yes

Mike

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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:05 PM

Dale, thanks for joining up! And got you added to the list. It will be nice if we have something tracked among all the winged stuffCool

Bish, You may think that 0/400 isn't as good as your other builds. But that's a heck of a kit to start on for your first rigging! I know I wouldn't have been brave enoughAngry

Mike, I've been thinking about getting that WW Gotha with my tax return. That or a 1/32 F-14 or maybe bothWhistling

David

 
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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:22 PM

David,

Thanks for including those of us who build ships in this GB!  Although I usually build sailing ships, I picked up the HMS Dreadnought pre 1915 update and I would like to throw my name into the ring.

Thanks,

Steve

       

 

 

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