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100th Anniversary of WWI GB

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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada.
Posted by Ernie_SK on Sunday, February 2, 2014 2:19 AM

Mike, you are right about the GasPatch turnbuckles.  I'm completely sold on them and

wouldn't consider rigging a biplane without them.  Any news on the choice of build dept.?

You could do the Fe2, but I like you too much to envision you blithering to yourself in a

dark closet when the rigging starts. ; )  Looking forward to your decision.

Cheers,

Ernie

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

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, February 2, 2014 2:36 AM

Hey Ernie!  Actually my friend, that's one I've been considering. Wink  Already picked up the HGW set for detailing the Beardmore engine, and recently ordered some of those late style British turnbuckles from Gaspatch (along with a few more German ones).  They'll come in handy on the Fe.2b ( as well as the Snipe and the tripe). Also been reconsidering the Roland D.VIa - it's a neat little plane with sweet lines, and a lot smaller than I thought it would be - the Pfalz, Albatros and D.VII dwarf it.  Got some RB Productions seat belts, plus Master brass gun barrels and cooling jackets on the way for that one.

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 Bish on Sunday, February 2, 2014 2:47 AM

Looking forward to see what you do with those bust's jack, they look nice.

Doug, I think I better put in a bulk order.

''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 Rigidrider on Sunday, February 2, 2014 7:31 AM

Mike, Thank you so much for the tip! WOW... Those little turn buckles are amazing... You've sold me on them! I think like Ernie said though, I had best clear a spot in a dark closet and install a lock on the door!

I've said it before, I may have bitten off a bit more then I can chew this time... Oh well, I will use that thought to instill a greater resolve in my self! (lol)

Thanks again...

Doug

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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Posted by rocker286 on Sunday, February 2, 2014 1:39 PM

I've decided on a Nieuport 28 for this group build...I've never built a biplane before so this should be fun!   Here's a box shot....i apologize in advance for the klutter on the table/poor lighting:

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, February 2, 2014 3:57 PM

Doug - happy to help, my friend!  They really do make rigging so much easier.

rocker - love Nieuports, especially the -28.  That's a great choice! 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 Bish on Sunday, February 2, 2014 4:01 PM

I take it these turnbuckles are not available in 72nd scale.

''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 ruddratt on Sunday, February 2, 2014 4:52 PM

Not in 1/72 Bish.  Those would be quite small.  Even the 1/32 ones are tiny. 

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 Sunday, February 2, 2014 5:25 PM

ruddratt

Not in 1/72 Bish.  Those would be quite small.  Even the 1/32 ones are tiny. 

See Bish? "they" don't like The True Scale.  

Ruddratt of course  they would small - that's what 1/72 is all about 

               tisk tisk  jealousy  is such a cruel mistress

Well back to my bench and scratchbuilding the carburetor venury for my 144th scale 1903 Nunsuchmobile 

Steve

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

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Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, February 2, 2014 7:10 PM

Goodday All, new to the site, but, not a new builder. WW1 is my target modeling era, thus, this fits in my wheelhouse, and, Mike (ruddrat) gave me tips to get on over here (thanks Mike!). Anyway, big fan'o the Wingnut Wings line, so, I've got a 1/32 Roland D.VIa sitting pretty in the box and I'd like to be considered for this GB. As I always have a project on the go, I will likely do a ship and an armoured piece as well later down the line.

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, February 3, 2014 9:26 AM

Glad you made it here Rob!  Awesome to have another WWI and Wingnut Wings fan.  Yes  I have that Roland in my stash as well - looks like a great kit!  When Dave gets here he'll add your name to the roster for sure.  That'll give us 26 entries for this build! 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 Bish on Monday, February 3, 2014 12:35 PM

DUSTER

ruddratt

Not in 1/72 Bish.  Those would be quite small.  Even the 1/32 ones are tiny. 

See Bish? "they" don't like The True Scale.  

Ruddratt of course  they would small - that's what 1/72 is all about 

               tisk tisk  jealousy  is such a cruel mistress

Well back to my bench and scratchbuilding the carburetor venury for my 144th scale 1903 Nunsuchmobile 

It's discrimination pure and simple Big Smile

''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 DUSTER on Monday, February 3, 2014 6:02 PM

Welcome Rob.

Glad you here.  Please do not feel any pressure to try and bring some order and solemnity to the proceedings --it wouldn't do any good anyway. "They"are too far gone

 

Seriously  Welcome and looking forward to seeing your builds

Steve

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

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, February 3, 2014 9:33 PM

Geez, you 1/72'ers are one tough crowd.  Black Eye

Wink

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 Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:41 AM

 

ruddratt

Geez, you 1/72'ers are one tough crowd.  Black Eye

Wink

 Tough but fair; thats the ticket. 

 As for myself,I am a non-dimensional builder.   about ya by ya by..

While I respect the right  of others (mistaken though they may be) to build any (other) scale that suits their temperament and eyesight, I shall endeavor to build (mostly) in the scale intended by the...  [think deep loud voice here]    Pantheon of Great Builders .  

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 Time for my meds and a nap 

Steve

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

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Posted by Rigidrider on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:28 AM

Lolol...I agree! Lolol...

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 1:53 PM

ruddratt

Geez, you 1/72'ers are one tough crowd.  Black Eye

Wink

Well you have heard of little man syndrome, that's got nothing on us Big Smile

''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 falconmod on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:19 AM

Bish,

   I picked my Albatros up last night,  I'm ready for the painBang Head

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:18 AM

falconmod

Bish,

   I picked my Albatros up last night,  I'm ready for the painBang Head

John

We can suffer together. I think these kits are very deceiving. You open the box and see there's not much there and think this should be a snip.

But o no.

''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 falconmod on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:43 AM

Yes I know what you mean,  I was looking at the very small drill bits to see which ones I'll need to drill holes for the rigging.  not sure yet  .047 dia.  I'm sure that's where i'll start Boo Hoo my eye balls out. This is assuming I get that far, I still have to assemble the wings!

Yes one tree of parts = many weeks of pain and anguish! Bang Head

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:34 PM

What the heck, I'm in as well. My build schedule is full right now, but as this one is going to stay here for a few years, I'm sure I'll have enough time to contribute a model before it ends. I was never really into WW1 aviation, but there are a few planes that just look so nice. One of them is one of my recent additions to the 1/32 stash:

This is my first and only WW1 aircraft kit so far and I don't plan on adding a lot more to my stash, but It's always nice to build something different once in a while.

I'll build her as shown on the box top because the Edelweiß paint scheme looks so damn nice. Add the fact that I'm Austrian and this little flower is somewhat of a national insignia for Austria and you have the perfect paint scheme for me!

Cheers, Clemens 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:38 PM

I can't recall what size bit I used on the 0/400. The smallest I have is 0.25mm. What I could not find is any online source for rigging schemes. I read a review on the kit we have which say's the instructions are not very clear, I haven't checked that far yet. But theres always the box art.

''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 falconmod on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:43 PM

Oh sure that's what we all said,  "I'll never do another"  and look now there are six of them in the stash!!  Oh wait that's me! Surprise Be careful Clemen's this could rear it's ugly  two winged head and bite you! Super Angry  Remember the 190 build? Whistling  And a quote from C3PIO  "Look what happened to me!"

Welcome aboard, it will be a blast with you on board!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:47 PM

Bish

I can't recall what size bit I used on the 0/400. The smallest I have is 0.25mm. What I could not find is any online source for rigging schemes. I read a review on the kit we have which say's the instructions are not very clear, I haven't checked that far yet. But theres always the box art.

I believe the rigging scheme is better drawn out in the 1/48 albatros instructions.  I know the  DIII I did for the FSM WWI GB had pretty good directions. 

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 1:11 PM

falconmod

Oh sure that's what we all said,  "I'll never do another"  and look now there are six of them in the stash!!  Oh wait that's me! Surprise Be careful Clemen's this could rear it's ugly  two winged head and bite you! Super Angry  Remember the 190 build? Whistling  And a quote from C3PIO  "Look what happened to me!"

Welcome aboard, it will be a blast with you on board!

John

Nah, I don't think this is going to happen. I am not a huge fan of most WW1 planes TBH. There are some I really like though:

  • Roland D.VI (the one I'm building for this)
  • Albatros D.V
  • AMC DH.2 (on it's way to me)
  • Sopwith Snipe

That's pretty much all of them. I think I'll pass on the Albatros as it looks very similar to the Roland (to me at least). 3-4 WW1 models ain't that bad (compared to my 190s, that is).

I have quote for you as well: "Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?" Now guess who said that! Devil

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 1:17 PM

I stand corrected OBI wan! Bow Down I happen to have a weakness for the albatros family,   and you have a point when you sit them next to your towering pile of 190 boxes.Wow

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 1:39 PM

Regarding that pile of 190s: I just ordered Hasegawa's big Dora Big Smile

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 1:48 PM

You are mad!  Propeller   When do we come over and help you put on an addition on your house to store these things?

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:02 PM

I can't add any extra rooms to my hoes because I don't have one. Wink I live in an appartment in Vienna... You're right about the "mad" part though Big Smile Now I really own every 190 kit I want to have (untill one of the manufacturers comes up with something new at least), so I'll just build some of them before buying a new one...

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:12 PM

How about a roof top display garden?

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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