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100th Anniversary of WWI GB

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:28 PM

I will give a try with the SMS Scharnhorst 1/350 from Combrig. Sunk at the Battle of the Falkland Islands December 8, 1914.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:46 PM

Steve and GMorrison thanks for joining and got both of you added. Nice to have some ships added to the build.

Steve, who makes the Dreadnought and what scale?

David

 
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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:02 PM

David,

Sorry about that. Trumpeter, 1/350, pre 1915 refit version.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by Big Blue on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:40 PM

David,

I would like to participate as well.  I have been a committed WWII aircraft builder, but have been drooling over those amazing looking Wingnut kits.  This is the perfect excuse, and the delayed start will give me time to get my courage up.

I will come back when I know which kit I decide to build, but it will be a 1/32 WNW.

Thanks!

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    March 2013
Posted by sheptr on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 10:37 AM

I think my first model for this GB will be a 1:48 Eduard Albatros D.V.  Might tackle the 1:48 Special Hobby SPAD VII after that.

Been itching to do a bomber too...


On the bench:

1/48 Eduard Albatros D.V

1/48 Eduard Sopwith Camel

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 10:45 AM

Hey Grey Snake, I will most likely do my 1/32 WNW Se5 , once I get the guts to actually remove it from the plastic bags LOL.

Theuns

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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:51 PM

Welcome aboard Big Blue!  I've built 4 Wingnut kits so far, and have nothing but the highest praise for everyone involved with that company. You are in for a real treat! Yes

Considering the run time of this GB, it appears that there will be plenty of time to squeeze in another WnW  kit from the stash after the Snipe, but which one? Still waiting to be built are an Albatros D.V, a late Fe2b, a Sopwith Tripe, and their Roland D.VI. - decisions, decisions.

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 Big Blue on Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:57 PM

Thanks Mike!

I am getting pretty fired up from window shopping at the WNW site.  Just need to pick one..!

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:09 PM

Greysnake, the Kaiser called me last night and he was in a bit of a mood. I suspect he'd been at the Schnapps again...

In the middle of all the spluttering, something about how the SMS Scharnhorst would rather be sunk with all hands, including the Spees, than ever become the HMS Scharnhorst!

I got him calmed down with memories of sailing on the Thames with him as boys, but I promised him you'd change it on the list.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by ruddratt on Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:17 PM

Big Blue

Thanks Mike!

I am getting pretty fired up from window shopping at the WNW site.  Just need to pick one..!

Sweet! Can't wait to see which one you choose. 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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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Friday, January 17, 2014 5:32 AM

Been playing around with a few ideas for the aircraft badge. Found this image and really liked it, so I added some text and came up with this.....

What do you guys think?

 

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 Big Blue on Friday, January 17, 2014 9:57 AM

Like it!

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, January 17, 2014 5:41 PM

Hello guysBig Smile

Alright I have the list updated. Big Blue got you on the list and thanks for joiningWelcome Sign

GMorrison, The Kaiser should be happy now Toast Show's how much I know about WWI ships!

Mike, Nice work on the badge it gets YesYes from me.

David

 
  • Member since
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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Friday, January 17, 2014 5:58 PM

Thanks guys! Glad you like it. The text gave me a few fits - lots of experimenting before it looked right.

Dave, this is shaping up to be quite the GB ..... 21 really talented builders and counting. Great job on getting the word out!  A bonified WWI dream team if there ever was one! 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 GreySnake on Friday, January 17, 2014 6:04 PM

Mike, I'm surprised at the number of members we have. I was thinking not a lot of us would be interested in building another WWI model after the FSM WWI aeroplane build last year.

And if its alight with everyone else I say we make Mike's badge official for the build.

David

 
  • Member since
    February 2006
  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Friday, January 17, 2014 6:26 PM

Dave, one can never have enough WWI GB's. Wink  What's coming as a suprise to me is just how many dedicated WWII modelers that are willing to step out of their comfort zones and have a go at it. It's great to see that happening!  Yes

 

I also took the liberty of trimming down the badge to a more usable size. My only request would be that each participant upload it to their own image site and host it from there. Thanks fellas! 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."

 

  • Member since
    December 2004
  • From: Houston, Texas
Posted by panzerpilot on Friday, January 17, 2014 7:22 PM

Nice badge!...dawn patrol...I like it.

Hey, Greysnake. I've narrowed my planned build down. 1/32 Fokker D VII (OAW) 'Rudolf Stark'. Thanks. Looking forward to this one.

-Tom

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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada.
Posted by Ernie_SK on Friday, January 17, 2014 8:43 PM

Great job on the badge, Mike!  Nectar for us who love Nieuports.

I look forward to seeing your Snipe build.

Cheers,

Ernie

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

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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Friday, January 17, 2014 11:08 PM

Glad you guys like the badge!  Dave, I'm still wondering about the figure, armor, and ship guys though ....... curious as to whether or not they'd prefer a genre-specific badge as opposed to one with wings. Been hunting down some images just in case.

panzerpilot - which D.VII kit are you planning on using? Roden? Wingnut Wings? They're all great kits!

Ernie - I hear ya buddy! Seeing those has me wanting to pull the trigger on a 1/32 Academy  Nieuport 17 or Roden Nieuport 28. 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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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 18, 2014 2:30 AM

GreySnake

Mike, I'm surprised at the number of members we have. I was thinking not a lot of us would be interested in building another WWI model after the FSM WWI aeroplane build last year.

And if its alight with everyone else I say we make Mike's badge official for the build.

David

 
I think people like GB's that are a bit different and well thought out. Aside from the FSM GB last year, I can't say I have seen any other WW1 GB's, and last years build seems to have peaked the interest amongst those of us who don't normally build from this period.
 
Its defiantly off to a good start, now just the wait till kick off.
 
And nice badge Mike.

''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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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, January 18, 2014 3:45 AM

Mike, great looking badge!  Really like the background scene and wonder if it is a screen capture from that flight sim out from Russia - RISE OF FLIGHT ?

The width is also double size, as it should be for a milestone anniversary.  Bold colour choice on the typeface, but it works, and thanks for adding a dark outline around the wording.    This really helps when these things get shrunk down.

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Taking the above creation, I've added medals to give a visual if we go the route of an extended GB, with a medal being awarded for each successive build after the first completion.  As can be seen, one would have to be a very busy beaver to fill in the whole breadth of the badge.

regards

Jack

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    December 2004
  • From: Houston, Texas
Posted by panzerpilot on Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:50 AM

ruddratt

panzerpilot - which D.VII kit are you planning on using? Roden? Wingnut Wings? They're all great kits!

Wingnut Wings. It does seem like a great kit. I especially like the ample detail in the instructions. This one should be really fun!

-Tom

  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:16 AM

Really like the Nieuports. but thought the armor might use a hand, would this be a possibility

 

Note: edited to better size and clarity

Steve

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

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:29 AM

David

Update my build from ??? to the Revell 1/350 SMS Emden.  Definitely will have to build a wingy thing as well--lots of 1/72 stuff in the stash--don't think I can stamp out a ship in a short time.  Awesome badges as well!!  This GB will be epic!!

Chris Christenson

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, January 18, 2014 7:39 PM

Mike, I've added the badge to the main page. A big thanks again for making it! As for making badges for armor, ships figures what's everyone else think about the idea? I tried my hand at making a armor badge before I saw Steve's post. This was made on Microsoft paint and for whatever reason I can't get the text a different color other then grey.

 

If someone wants to play around with it be my guest.

Panzerpilot, Got you updated!

Jack I've liked what you've done with the badges! Its starting to look like will have enough interest to go four years!

Stevie, I like the badge you made!

Freem, Got you updated.

David

 
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    November 2009
  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada.
Posted by Ernie_SK on Saturday, January 18, 2014 8:27 PM

Dave, could you change mine from a D.V to a D.Va.  Sorry got my models designations

mixed up.  Looking forward to the start date.

Ernie

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:27 PM

I like the badge, too.  It inspired me to pull a Hobbycraft Nie. 17 out of the stash, so that will be my first subject.  In Billy Bishop markings.  It looks a little simpler than the WNW DH9a I just finished.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Saturday, January 18, 2014 11:30 PM

Can't build models, so tried my hand at badges  

Badges?! , we don' need no  stinkin'  Sorry wrong movie

Steve

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

  • Member since
    February 2006
  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, January 19, 2014 1:49 AM

Jack, that idea to add the medals to the badges is brilliant!  Looks very cool.  I'd love to see that implemented.  It's got my vote. Yes

Steve, that figure badge is perfect!  I wouldn't change a thing.  Nice work man!  Yes   I did take a stab at an alternate armor badge.  Came up with this........

 

Panzerpilot, I'm really looking forward to see your work on the D.VII.  I built the Alb. version last year and loved every minute of it.  As for the WnW instructions, you'll probably want to hang on to 'em as reference books......they're THAT nice!

It's great seeing the entries rolling in.  The subject diversity is going to make this GB (to echo freem's comment) epic indeed!

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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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, January 19, 2014 6:19 AM

Ernie and John, Got you updated.

Steve, I like that badge, I've posted it on the main page.

Mike, That armor badge is cool! I've updated the main page with Steve's badge as well.

David

 
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