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100th Anniversary of WWI GB

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:45 PM

Haha, that's not a bad idea, but I think I'd rater invest the money in more kits. Big Smile

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Posted by ruddratt on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 8:02 PM

Clemens, welcome!  That Roland is a sweet kit!  .....and regarding the Snipe, my advice would simply be "get it!"  I've got the early one, and the way some of the kit parts are molded has me shaking my head and wondering  "how the heck did they do that!?" .

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 ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:48 PM

Regarding the 190 collection, they do look like a nice plane, never built one though....I hope to someday get enough money and enough interest in one plane to have lots of them in my stash.

In other news, I got a package from squadron, I splurged and spent my paycheck on all eduard weekend editions: the Hellcat Mk II, Mirage III (Israeli version) CJ I believe? and the two kits I entered into this build...haven't opened the package yet as I just got home from work, but ohh I'm excited

-Josiah

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 6, 2014 2:12 AM

If anyone ever sees a Hansa Brandenburg W29 WnW please let me know.

I built the Eastern Express one in 1/72 and kinda got a jones for it.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:01 AM

That's a good looking plane ya got there...I don't know how yall 1/72'ers do it, I opened the box for my nieuport 17 and the fuselage is so small! and that's in 1/48!

-Josiah

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 6, 2014 3:11 PM

ygmodeler4

That's a good looking plane ya got there...I don't know how yall 1/72'ers do it, I opened the box for my nieuport 17 and the fuselage is so small! and that's in 1/48!

Its a highly classified top secret. Wink

 

''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 Sunday, February 9, 2014 4:20 PM

Bish

ygmodeler4

That's a good looking plane ya got there...I don't know how yall 1/72'ers do it, I opened the box for my nieuport 17 and the fuselage is so small! and that's in 1/48!

Its a highly classified top secret. Wink

 

I wont tell him we have tiny fingers; it'll just depress him---I bet Confused

Steve

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

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 9, 2014 4:24 PM

DUSTER

Bish

ygmodeler4

That's a good looking plane ya got there...I don't know how yall 1/72'ers do it, I opened the box for my nieuport 17 and the fuselage is so small! and that's in 1/48!

Its a highly classified top secret. Wink

 

I wont tell him we have tiny fingers; it'll just depress him---I bet Confused

And we better not mention the high powered electric telescope's we have for eyes.

''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 SchattenSpartan on Sunday, February 9, 2014 4:26 PM

I KNEW IT! You are no humans no more!

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 9, 2014 4:29 PM

SchattenSpartan

I KENW IT! You are no humans no more!

Didn't you see my pic in the Who are you thread.

That's my spray gun attachment. 

''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 SchattenSpartan on Sunday, February 9, 2014 4:32 PM

LOL. That's exactly what I'm talking about Stick out tongue

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Posted by rocker286 on Sunday, February 9, 2014 4:56 PM

Resistance is futile! haha

4badges

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Sunday, February 9, 2014 9:16 PM

I'm 6'8", I don't have the luxury of small fingers :(

-Josiah

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Posted by Big Blue on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:28 PM

David,

I figure it is time to actually get off the fence and pick a subject, so...

Put me down for one of the Wingnut Fokker Eindeckers.  I love the lines of the aircraft, and am intrigued by its historical significance.  It also looks approachable to me as a Great War rookie.

I'm STILL struggling trying to pick which one, but let's say the E.II/III (Early).  Although I am really tempted by Immelmann's E.I... sigh!

Blue

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:24 PM

ygmodeler4

I'm 6'8", I don't have the luxury of small fingers :(

'S OK I'm 8' 7 3/4"........... for my weight 

Steve

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

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Posted by ruddratt on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:07 PM

Blue, I built the early version E.III and it's a phenomenal kit.  One of my concerns was the possibility of the wings sagging a bit, but Wingnut Wings engineered the attachment points beautifully.  Do yourself a favor and grab some Gaspatch turnbuckles (the single-ended ones) and some EZ Line - it'll make the rigging so much easier.  Looking forward to your build. Yes

If this is your first Wingnut kit, man are you in for a treat !

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 Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:04 PM

Thanks for the tips and encouragement, Mike.

First WNW kit, first WWI, first rigging, so yes, advice like this is welcome!

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Posted by Ernie_SK on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:25 PM

To reinforce what Mike said, Blue.  Rigging is a funny thing.  Scary as all get out to start with, then

it grows on you.  I think it's the challenge of it.  Once you do a couple you actually look forward to it...

if only to beat the dragon. ;)  Best of luck with it.  Have fun.

Ernie

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

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Posted by ruddratt on Friday, February 14, 2014 1:57 PM

Looks like I won't be able to put off building that Snipe (or the Roland D.VIa for that matter) for much longer, so Dave, when you get back, if you could change my entry from the Snipe to the 1/32 Wingnut Wings Sopwith Triplane. Thanks man!

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 Monday, February 17, 2014 5:35 PM

Hey guys, sorry for the long absence only having one day off in a week is a killer. Haven't touched a model for almost a month now. Got the list updated and welcome aboard to all the new members.

 
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Posted by DUSTER on Monday, February 17, 2014 5:56 PM

  OH!?  your back! Great.

We've been puttiing along driiftin' with the current til you got back.

Now go lay down and catch a nap - you know you want to    I know I do.

Steve

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

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, February 20, 2014 7:45 AM

Nap comes in two weeks when I have my first vacation in two years.

 
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Posted by wing_nut on Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:10 AM

I am so weak.  I tried to resist.  But as we all know...

 

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!

 

So if you you be so kind as to add me to the roster with a WNW Albatros DV or DVa (tba)

 

Marc  

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:13 AM

Marc, got you added and thanks for joining.

 
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Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:44 PM

wing_nut

I am so weak.  I tried to resist.  But as we all know...

 

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!

 

So if you you be so kind as to add me to the roster with a WNW Albatros DV or DVa (tba)

 

I, for one, will be watching this build with great interest!! Bow Down

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

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Posted by wing_nut on Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:40 PM

Way to put on the pressureWink

Marc  

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Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:56 PM

YesHey, no probs Marc...I'm sure you got in in ya Stick out tongue

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

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Posted by Rob S. on Friday, February 21, 2014 10:14 AM

ruddratt

Blue, I built the early version E.III and it's a phenomenal kit.  One of my concerns was the possibility of the wings sagging a bit, but Wingnut Wings engineered the attachment points beautifully.  Do yourself a favor and grab some Gaspatch turnbuckles (the single-ended ones) and some EZ Line - it'll make the

Yes, I concur, the E.III wings do sag slightly on mine as well. The use of EZ Line will not prevent this as the EZ line is, well, flexible. If I was to re-do the rigging on this plane, i would definately use the Gaspatch turnbuckles and monofilament line. The mono will hold the wings up. This may be a minor issue for most, but, it is a perfectionist point I suppose.

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

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Posted by Ernie_SK on Saturday, February 22, 2014 3:22 AM

I can wade in here, I haven't been able to get into using EzLine, I think because with the rigging, I have had no luck trying to thread it back through the ferrules. In 1/32nd I use 0.4mm brass tube, drilled out to 0.3mm ID. The 0.12mm (2lb test) monofilament that I use will just make it, but unfortunately I have had no luck with the EZLine. Likely because it's too flexible, I'm guessing.  I should add that the Ezline is excellent for rigging in areas that are apt to be bumped and touched in handling.  Then their elastic qualities shine.

 

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

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, February 23, 2014 12:13 AM

On my Eindecker I used a combination of (mostly) EZLine. The exception was one long run on the upper surface of each wing done with monofilament thread, but as mentioned earlier, the wing attachment points were quite robust on their own. 

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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