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100th Anniversary of WWI GB

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, January 24, 2014 5:35 PM

Bish, That's a nice scheme on the Albatros. I might have to pick up the same kit, I like any aircraft that has a dragon on it.

I know what you guys mean on the 1/72 rigging. I have the Eduard DH-2 and I'm scared to build it. Not only is it a really fragile model it has a lot of rigging for such a small plane.

David

 
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Posted by ruddratt on Friday, January 24, 2014 7:01 PM

Dave, rigging a DH.2 is a scary endeavor in any scale! Only aircraft scarier would probably be the Fe.2b.

Bish, the Albatros was one of the most colorful birds to fly in WWI, and your choice is a good one. Looking forward to seeing that one built. Also, received my Feb. issue of FSM - you were right, it was definitely worth the wait. Wink

Mike

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:24 AM

EZ Line is a good option in 1/72.

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Posted by Rigidrider on Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:28 PM

I.d like to give it a go Dave! Not big into WWI but did love the aircraft!

Let me see what I can come up with...

Doug

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Posted by ruddratt on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:00 PM

Welcome to the build Doug!  It's been a bit quiet in here the last few days, but I'm sure Dave will be along to add you to the list.

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 DUSTER on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3:15 PM

GMorrison

EZ Line is a good option in 1/72.

Guess you should be right proud of that job.  She's a beauty 

It is a mind boggler from here, can't imagine how it was to build.

Steve

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Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 5:17 PM

Hey Mike... Thanks... BTW, Love your avatar! That was one of my favorite shows to watch!

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Posted by ruddratt on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 11:49 PM

One of my faves too Doug -- always good for a laugh! Yes  Got a few DVD's of 'em kicking around, and I'll pop one into the player every time I head out to the workroom.

....speaking of which, you got any ideas as to what your entry for the build is going to be?  The Wingnut kits are sweet!

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 Rigidrider on Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:34 AM

Hey Mike...

You know... I didnt see any thing about this in the rules, but I have two kits I was given several years ago as gifts, A Spad VIII and a Fokker DVII in what I would consider to be roughly 1/32nd scale. What I'm a bit hestant about is that both are balsa and tissue model kits. They are models, and IMO more in line with how the actual air craft were made, but is it acceptable for this GB? If not, I could look around for a styrene kit, and yes the WingNut kits are Sweet! Very nice and well engineered kits. I'm not the best with balsa, but have made some advances (skill wise) after buying and practicing some tips in a book I found on the subject. Not that I'm into the balsa that big, but would like to try to improve my over all skills as a well rounded modeler! (grin).

That was my thoughts as per now.

Doug

PS... Crowe was hilarious!!!

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Posted by DUSTER on Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:38 AM

Rigidrider

Hey Mike...

You know... I didnt see any thing about this in the rules, but I have two kits I was given several years ago as gifts, A Spad VIII and a Fokker DVII in what I would consider to be roughly 1/32nd scale. What I'm a bit hestant about is that both are balsa and tissue model kits. They are models, and IMO more in line with how the actual air craft were made, but is it acceptable for this GB? If not, I could look around for a styrene kit, and yes the WingNut kits are Sweet! Very nice and well engineered kits. I'm not the best with balsa, but have made some advances (skill wise) after buying and practicing some tips in a book I found on the subject. Not that I'm into the balsa that big, but would like to try to improve my over all skills as a well rounded modeler! (grin).

That was my thoughts as per now.

Doug

PS... Crowe was hilarious!!!

WOW that is really old school!

I don't remember any where it says plastic models only. so I hope you get a chance to work these out and  don't forget to post pictures....This we gotta see

Steve

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Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:42 AM

Thanks Duster... Thats what I was thinking... Again, I'm not the greatest with tissue but have learned some tricks over the years, and I sure would like to give it a shot! I've been pretty preoccupied over at the "Butcher Bird" Fw190 GB most of last year (my favorite bird) and am going to expand my horrizon a bit this year! I've had a ball building several of the Wurger, and will do another before the end of the build, and have met some incredible builders there! Photos, You bet! cant forget the photos!

Doug

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:44 AM

I think stick and tissue is awesome.

And my model is resin.

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Posted by Chuck Davis on Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:14 AM

I too would love to see old school involved in the build.  It'll bring back memories of watching my dad and big brother building.

I'm purposely holding off on deciding what to build for this session, but it will either be something Wingnuts or an Eduard Spad or Albie in 1/72.

Take care everyone...

Chuck Davis

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:45 PM

Ok david, you can officially put me down for a straight jacket.

Opp's, sorry, I meant the Eduard 72nd Albatros D.V. I sent my Hannants order of early, there was something I needed very urgently, no, honestly, there was.

A quick look in the box and, well, there's not much there. Just one small sprue. I will refrain from saying it will be a quick easy build as I am learning my lesson there. With the scheme and the rigging, i am taking no chances.

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

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:50 PM

Now, Rider. If you want to borrow Bish's straight jacket, you could use all of the balsa parts as patterns to cut your own out of basswood.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:56 PM

GM, I have just realised what Rider is planning. Hell, he can have the damn jacket, I will even throw in extra straps.

But only when its completed. I want to see that.

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

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Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:24 PM

LOL... Thanks guys! Hahaha. I may need it in the end! You guys are the best... thats why I love it here!

Doug

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:39 PM

Bish

Ok david, you can officially put me down for a straight jacket.

Opp's, sorry, I meant the Eduard 72nd Albatros D.V. I sent my Hannants order of early, there was something I needed very urgently, no, honestly, there was.

A quick look in the box and, well, there's not much there. Just one small sprue. I will refrain from saying it will be a quick easy build as I am learning my lesson there. With the scheme and the rigging, i am taking no chances.

Bish,

   Ok on Tuesday I put the same one in my stash at my LHS in the assumption you would order it.  Now I'll have to go pick it up and we can share the pain!  oh the tiny rigging!Boo Hoo 

David,

  change my entry to the Eduard 1/72 albatros DV with the dragon on it,  and may God have mercy on my eyes. Geeked oh and order me up a straight jacket as well.Stick out tongue

John

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1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by ruddratt on Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:53 PM

Doug, that wood kit would be awesome to see, and bring back some really good memories to boot.  Heck, we use plastic, resin, brass, so why not wood?  Seems like I'm not the only one looking forward to seeing you build it either.  Yes

I've been eying the stash and am considering changing my entry ( not sure I can wait 5 months to build that Snipe).  The Wingnut Wings Roland D.VIa looks like a sweet kit too, as does the Fe2b and Sopwith Tripe. Gonna have to give this some thought.

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 Rigidrider on Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:05 PM

Yes sir! I've always been an Albatros fan but there were so many cool looking air craft that came out of WW I that its just hard to choose. The Sopwith Pup was another one I like too.

I hope I havent bitten off too much with a tissue airplane, as I said I've never been great at building them, But I guess I've never let that stop me before!

Doug

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:27 PM

Ok fine...like many of the nations involved, I've been drawn into this one...I'll build some biplanes, though I've never done any and I'm real nervous about the rigging.

So I'm in with two kits for now...

1/48 Eduard Albatros D.III, weekend edition

1/48 Eduard Nieuport 17, weekend edition

I just ordered them and can't wait to build them so hopefully my interest will still be there by the time the build starts.

-Josiah

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Posted by ruddratt on Friday, January 31, 2014 12:18 AM

Josiah, welcome to the build!  Both of those are great kits from Eduard - I've built the profipack version of both, and would suggest starting with the Nieuport - there's less rigging involved, so it won't seem so overwhelming. The keys to rigging are really just the right materials, planning ahead, and patience. We've got lots of guys here who love to build and rig bipes, so you won't be going it alone.

Dave, our squadron leader, will be along to add you to the roster.  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 31, 2014 6:50 AM

Got the list updated welcome aboard Doug and Josiah. Work's been a killer this week and this is the first time I've had time to really check the forum.

David

 
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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, January 31, 2014 10:19 AM

GreySnake

Got the list updated welcome aboard Doug and Josiah. Work's been a killer this week and this is the first time I've had time to really check the forum.

David

You take  time away from the forum? 

ps Glad you are able to do what you do- we mostly  all  support you 

Steve

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Posted by Rigidrider on Saturday, February 1, 2014 2:28 PM

OK guys, you've talked me into it... I'm going to commit to the SPAD VIII in balsa and tissue. I dont know the scale but it states on the box 12" wingspan, and most styrene models of this family are 1/32nd. So I will go with that. Depending on how she turns out, I also have the Fokker D VII begging to be built... we'll have to wait and see.

Now, it wont just be OOB, I looked at the instructions and its far too basic for my likes so I will study an actual set of design prints and likely be adding much more to it then the kit supplied. That means trips to the LHS (good excuse to go) for additional balsa and such.

I have 2 request at this time... HELP...! can any one point me to a good source for the structural rigging. ie how its properly run through the spars and such? I've found several schematics but neither is clear and defined, and 2 a good source for the turn buckles and wire strechers and such.

Thanks ...

Good thing I have time to gather material! (lol)

Doug

OH... one other... Bish, get the straight jacket ready! (lolol)

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 1, 2014 2:37 PM

Wow that's tiny for stick and tissue. Those things are usually about twice that size. I figure the scale of yours to be about 1/25.

What kit is it?

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, February 1, 2014 4:21 PM

Plenty of bipes in the stash, so looking at some other subjects that interest me, have these on order:

1/35 scale Austro-Hungarian troops.

1/10 scale bust of Generalfeldmarschall  Karl I, who took over leadership of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the war.


1/10 scale bust of Paul von Hindenburg,  his image is probably more recognizable than the Kaiser himself.

regards,

Jack


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Posted by Rigidrider on Saturday, February 1, 2014 5:04 PM

Yeah you may be right, but I'm just going by the 1/32 scale Bi-Plane kits I see online... most say 12 or so in wingspan. Any way... The kit is a Comet, I've had for several years. A friend and neighbor found them somewhere when he and his wife were yard saling and he gave them to me. I've tried a time or two with mixed results to build balsa kits, but am still determined to do a good build on one. I've learned some of the tricks over the years and am ready to try again! lol

Doug

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Posted by Rigidrider on Saturday, February 1, 2014 5:06 PM

Jack, Those busts will be very cool! That sir, is the one thing I cant do to any decent degree and do so admire any one who can!

Looking forward to watching these in progress!

Doug

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Posted by ruddratt on Saturday, February 1, 2014 8:53 PM

Jack, really glad you decided to go the figure route this go around. Your figure work is stellar and those look amazing.  We are all in for a real treat watching those come together. Yes

Doug, my guess on your kit would be 1/32.  I'll keep looking for some schematics for ya, but in the meantime, check these out.  Me and a lot of the guys use 'em - they're flippin amazing!............

http://www.gaspatchmodels.com/products/metal-turnbuckles-32.html

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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