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100th Anniversary of WWI GB

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Posted by Big Blue on Sunday, February 23, 2014 1:38 PM

Thanks to all for the advice.  I admit the rigging has me a little nervous!  Only one way to learn I guess.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 23, 2014 1:50 PM

Blue, I have found rigging to be like a lot of things in this hobby. I have put them off for ages worried that it would be to hard, but when I finally got to it, it was no where near as hard as I expected. I am sure you will be fine, and with the help of some of the guys on here, you will soon pick it up. Since I did the 0/400 last year, I have added 3 more bi planes to the stash and jumped into another WW1 GB, an area I never thought I would be.

''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: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Sunday, February 23, 2014 5:12 PM

Guys... I am really getting syked up for this build! More of the things I ordered (PE and such) are starting to arrive, and I've read some more interesting and useful articles and info on both the SPAD and its construction, not only the real aircraft, but also on the kit I chose. I think I've built this kit 3 or 4 times now in my head so as to try and avoid some of the traps and pitfalls I've fallen into in the past. As I told you before, I'm not real good with balsa and tissue, but I've learned some new tricks that I think should help ALOT!

Doug

PS... Yeah the rigging has me a bit on edge too, but I think I've found enough info and pictures so as to be able to pull it off.... I hope.

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Posted by wing_nut on Monday, February 24, 2014 11:56 AM

I agree with Bish.  It's only scary until you've done it.  Scared the crap outta my but it wasn't bad at all.  After 3 WWI bipes I've settled into the way I'll likely keep doing my rigging.  The link below to my site shows how I do it.  It's not th "right way", it's just "my way" and simply offer it up as an alternative material.  I use fly tying thread from UNI Products.  It's not monofilament but when it's tugged tight you can't tell. And it adds a lot of stability. 

The 1st 2 pics show how I darkened the thread on the last build.  Not jet black but looks better than the gray I think.

 

http://www.wingnutmodels.com/Rigging.html

 

 

Marc  

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Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, February 24, 2014 6:03 PM

Very informative! Thank you!!!

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

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, February 24, 2014 6:32 PM

I like EZ Line, but its not round and that makes it sometimes a little funny to deal with. It's a little inconsistent off the spool and swort of a flat strip. Plus it gets thinner when its stretched. What I do like is that it's fast. Uni is great stuff too. I use it on ships. My problem is getting to be that I can't see it anymore!

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Posted by Big Blue on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:11 AM

Thanks again for all the advice.  That is a real beauty, wing_nut; really inspiring!

I've always been a WWII aviation buff, but I have to say that this GB has got me really interested in the Great War in the air.

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:28 PM

I have never done a group build, but I would like to join this one.  I would like to enter a battleship the SMS Konig, 1:350 kit by ICM.  I will be adding a P.E. kit.  This battleship played a historical event during the battle of Jutland by turning into the British fleet, taking their fire while laying smoke to protect First squadron during a mistaken turn to starboard forcing the ships to slow down to prevent them from raming each other.  Her history during WWI was to the German's as to what the HMS Warspite was to the British.

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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:29 PM

Hey Marcus, welcome aboard man!  Nice to have more ship builders in here.

Dave (our GB leader) has been quite busy with work lately,  but I know he'll be along as soon as he can 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 DUSTER on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:14 AM

Welcome Marcus, That is going to be a good project , looks very interesting.

Steve

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Posted by Big Blue on Friday, February 28, 2014 12:01 AM

Ok, it is official.

The good folks in New Zealand have received my order for the Fokker E.II/III (Early).  And because I didn't think I could wait until this GB officially starts to dive into the Wignut goodness... I have also ordered the Snipe (Late) that I plan on building while I wait!

I am planning on building the Soviet "Nelly"/Ace of Spades scheme, so I'm not sure that would meet the criterion to be a part of this build (not to mention I want to start it before the GB begins!), but I hope you all will permit me to post up the occasional progress report and request for help.  I am in deep awe of of the work I have seen many of you put up in this genre.  If you'd rather, I can always start a post in the general aircraft forum.

And now the wait for delivery begins!

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Posted by ruddratt on Friday, February 28, 2014 12:43 AM

Blue, man I don't blame ya for feeling that way - been getting antsy myself.  That EII / EIII kit is sweet (I built it for the inaugural FSM WWI GB), and I have the early Snipe in my stash.  All I can say is wait until you open that box for the Snipe - there are parts molded for that kit that you have to see to believe. I have no clue whatsoever how they molded parts like that - like nothing I've ever seen before.

I have no objection to you posting your work on the Snipe here on this thread - could be a great way to introduce WWI model aircraft to those here who've yet to build one as well as a great place to get answers to questons from those who have (in fact, you just may get more feedback here than on the aircraft forum).  Of course that'll be Dave's call eventually, but I don't see any harm in it.

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 Ssasho0 on Friday, February 28, 2014 6:58 AM

I'm really delighted to see so many people joining this GB, including modellers without any WWI experience and some new converts :)

Welcomed to the dark side ..or at least to the stringbag side :)

I'm looking forward to the start

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Friday, February 28, 2014 8:01 PM

OK Major announcement!

As a wingggy thingggy guy I have found my model for the GB

All the Wing Nut entries have inspired me , BUT I was unable to decide;  So I chose 

This          

        

Takom's  St. Chamond  1/35 scale  French Tank 

 Now, I have an era I have never built for (WW I) with a kit of a vehicle type , I have never built before, add in the (hopefully gentle) jibbing of the armor guys;

Boy Oh Boy

This will be an experience to remember ........or not 

now the biggest problem I see, is, ? where do the wings go ?

Steve

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

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Posted by freem on Saturday, March 1, 2014 10:19 AM

Marcus--glad to have another floaty thing in the GB!

Riggers--I use the same technique Marc uses for my 1/72 scale WW1 planes except I use clear nylon sewing thread and blacken it with a marker on one side. Just haven't figured out a way to make 72 scale turnbuckles and other hardware.

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 1, 2014 10:51 AM

DUSTER

OK Major announcement!

As a wingggy thingggy guy I have found my model for the GB

All the Wing Nut entries have inspired me , BUT I was unable to decide;  So I chose 

This          

        

Takom's  St. Chamond  1/35 scale  French Tank 

 Now, I have an era I have never built for (WW I) with a kit of a vehicle type , I have never built before, add in the (hopefully gentle) jibbing of the armor guys;

Boy Oh Boy

This will be an experience to remember ........or not 

now the biggest problem I see, is, ? where do the wings go ?

Never mind the wings, where's the pit. he's never going to see the hun in the sun out of that thing.

''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 Saturday, March 1, 2014 1:41 PM

LOL!!! Love it!

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 65ss on Sunday, March 2, 2014 12:50 PM

Bish it's nice to see some more armor here. Thats on my wish list, I'll be watching that build pretty close.

Dale

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 2, 2014 1:04 PM

Dale, that's not mine, that's Duster's. But I agree, it is nice to see some armour here.

''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, March 2, 2014 1:59 PM

65ss

Bish it's nice to see some more armor here. Thats on my wish list, I'll be watching that build pretty close.

Yeah,65ss, I'll be watching it too    (nothing like a little self induced pressure, in front of the whole world to keep one s hands and mind steady  )

Oh, and thanks Bish for the "heads up". Now I have to issue sunglasses to the driver 

Steve

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

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 2, 2014 2:07 PM

DUSTER

65ss

Bish it's nice to see some more armor here. Thats on my wish list, I'll be watching that build pretty close.

Yeah,65ss, I'll be watching it too    (nothing like a little self induced pressure, in front of the whole world to keep one s hands and mind steady  )

Oh, and thanks Bish for the "heads up". Now I have to issue sunglasses to the driver 

 

Shouldn't that be pilot.

Just sayin 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 65ss on Sunday, March 2, 2014 8:09 PM

Opps.......Embarrassed

Dale

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Monday, March 3, 2014 9:53 PM

Bish:     According to an oft overlooked special War Ministries Addendum to the Standing Protocols for the Designation of Operators of Véhicules à moteur la Grande Armée de la Bregrade spéciales, were to  be designated as “drivers” to conceal their true purpose, from any foreign agency or government.

65ss   No worrys, oops wise its all good, Besides I have already began to worry enough for both of us. This is a good idea  ---isn't it??    

 

Steve

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

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:55 PM

DUSTER

Bish:     According to an oft overlooked special War Ministries Addendum to the Standing Protocols for the Designation of Operators of Véhicules à moteur la Grande Armée de la Bregrade spéciales, were to  be designated as “drivers” to conceal their true purpose, from any foreign agency or government.

   

 

Those Frenchie's, damn sneaky 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 wing_nut on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 7:38 PM

A shout out all the WWI aircraft experts.  Does someone make masking sets for marking in 1/32 to use instead of decals?

Marc  

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:37 PM

there is Miracle Masks  http://www.freewebs.com/miraclemasks/apps/photos/

if he doesn't have what you want He is willing to create it 

Steve

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

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Posted by wing_nut on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:30 AM

Thansk Steve, I'll look into that.

Marc  

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:55 AM

Mal from Miracle masks is a great guy. He can even cut you custom masks for nose arts! I asked him about creating a mask set for this bird and he's able to do it:

Mal is very busy right now, so it might take him some time to finish your masks. 

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Posted by Big Blue on Friday, March 7, 2014 8:19 PM

YAY!!!

Big Smile

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Friday, March 7, 2014 8:46 PM

Is it August yet?

-Josiah

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