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The group build to end all group builds - THE GREAT WAR

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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Monday, January 23, 2012 9:10 PM

Dang, Ernest. That's a lot of steps! ....and the results, man, if steps 1-4 look that good, I can't wait to see 'em completed after 5-8 ! Just flat-out amazing work there buddy! Bow Down

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 waikong on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:51 AM

I'm loving your whippet!

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:06 AM

I have to say it, but did you have to cover up that just gorgeous engine you built with that plane?

 

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Posted by bufflehead on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:01 AM

Yeah Mike, all that lovely cockpit and engine detailing and the (darn good looking) plane covers it all up!!   At least we saw it and you can always take a peek inside later on!!  Maybe that's why I don't bother with the interiors of tanks.  Once done, noone will see it except me.

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by PANZERWAFFE on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:54 PM

MIKE - VERY NICELY DONEYes  All looks great but really like the technique used on the wing.  Was not familiar with the "Parasol Wing", that was not common for fighters was it?

ERNEST - The decals look great.  Cant tell at all you had any problems with them.  Does not sound like fun when you were putting them on but I'm glad you pushed through and now have such a beautiful build to show for itBeer  The tracks are top notch also.  Once again persistence pays off.

Rob

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Posted by ruddratt on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 8:21 PM

Oooops. Sorry fellas - guilty as charged. Whistling Them cockpit openings on those birds are usually very tiny - kind of a shame, because the 'pits cry out for extra detailing and I like to detail the snot out of 'em. Same with the engines, but the radial ones are very hard to show exposed. Good news though, the engines on my two upcoming WnW kits are inline versions, and with the removable panel features of the kits, will display nicely.

Rob, the parasol wing was not very common in WWI aircraft, but can be seen in a lot of post-war designs.

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 wing_nut on Friday, January 27, 2012 11:18 AM

Hi ya gang..........

 

Check out the page on my website...

http://wingnutmodels.com/WWI_GB.html

Marc  

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Posted by bufflehead on Friday, January 27, 2012 12:17 PM

Marc, that is one great website you have!  I love everything about it!  It's very thoughtful and cool that you have a special page for this group build!  I didn't realize how many great builds have been completed and now I really want to finish my Whippet so it can humbly join the others!  Thanks for sharing the site with us!

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by waikong on Friday, January 27, 2012 12:25 PM

Nice page on the GB.  Much easier to see all the finsihed builds, thanks for the extra effort.

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Posted by ruddratt on Friday, January 27, 2012 2:26 PM

Way to go Marc!! Yes  What an awesome way to showcase the great work this GB has produced!

 

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 ruddratt on Friday, January 27, 2012 8:13 PM

OK fellas, finally got some WIP pics of the HD.1 (unfortunately none of the 'pit though). The first ones show a dry-fit of the upper wing and the last one shows the main fuselage & lower wing with the base coat of Testors desert tan. I am really liking the color scheme on this guy - quite different from the lozenge, silver doped, and PC-10 finishes I'm used to doing. The tubing at the rear of the fuselage was my attempt at showing how this exposed section actually appeared on most service aircraft.

 

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 bufflehead on Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:35 AM

Wow another one Mike!!  Way to go!  Can't wait to see this one all built up! 

OK, I know I work at a Snail's pace but I'm aiming to finish the Whippet this weekend guys.  To dust it up a little I sprayed some Tamiya Flat Earth with a little Buff on the lower areas...just enough to dirty it up a bit.   Then a coat of future all over and let that dry a couple of days and then went to work on an oil wash, followed by a darker pin wash.   I applied the washes heavier on the sponsons and especially on the mud chutes.  Darn front angle irons broke off AGAIN for the umpteenth time Bang Head, so I left them off until the tracks are installed and the build is nearly complete.

Oops!!  Almost forgot about the exhausts!  Done mostly with Mig Pigments and a dark oil wash.

I need to find some suitable thread to wrap around the mufflers to represent the thermal wrap often seen on Whippet exhausts.

Tomorrow I'll give the model a flat finish, work on the Hotchkiss MGs and finalize the weathering....finish by Sunday????Smile

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by ruddratt on Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:53 AM

Dang, Ernie!! I bow to you, sir. Bow Down That is outright amazing!! Can't wait to see it tracks & all this weekend. Your work is phenominal - I may have to spend more time on the Armor forums to keep track of your projects! (although I am still looking forward to seeing that Pfalz)  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 wing_nut on Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:29 AM

Mike the Hanriot is ready looking sweet.

 

Ernest... YOWZER... I love that Whippet and want to marry it.  Check the bottom of the page on my site.  I'm ready for ya!Wink  And the treadhead first plane is anxiously awaited.Stick out tongue

Marc  

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Posted by TD4438 on Saturday, January 28, 2012 4:09 PM

wing_nut

Hi ya gang..........

 

Check out the page on my website...

http://wingnutmodels.com/WWI_GB.html

That's a nice little tribute.

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Posted by PANZERWAFFE on Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:06 PM

MIKE - Yes

ERNEST - Details are really starting to pop with the wash / pin wash.  Looking great

MARC - Love the line up on your page.  Thanks for the extra time put in. 

Rob

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, January 29, 2012 9:52 PM

Yay!  I'm finally done!  Thanks for all your kind words gentlemen!  All the little details took a while and those darn angle irons in the front nearly killed me! Dead  For some reason they just don't want to stay glued on, but they stayed on long enough to take photos!  Hope you like!

I like this one because its almost a duplicate of the kit box cover!

 Whew!  This one taxed me but I'm happy with the results.  I had a problem with the flat finish...I used my favorite, PollyScale (Testors) Flat which is acrylic and has always given me a perfect flat finish.  This time however, the finish came out somewhat "hazy", like the tank was covered by a light transluscent coating and this dulled the colort.  I had to compensate with several applications of filters to bring back some of the color.  Used mostly Sin Industries Green for Light Green and Brown for Dark Green and then the oil dot method using mostly primary colors.  Then I had to redo most of the dark pinwash to bring back some contrast.

Anyway its time for a break.  I'll start working on the Pfalz D.III next weekend! For now I just want to relax and have a Beer

 

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, January 29, 2012 10:14 PM

Ernest - man o' man, what a gorgeous job!  I have to say both you and Rob have taken these Emhar kits and turned a sow's ear into a silk purse.  Toast

regards,

Jack

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Monday, January 30, 2012 8:20 AM

Freakin' outstanding Definitely one to be proud of.

Marc  

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Posted by waikong on Monday, January 30, 2012 8:28 AM

One of the best WW1 tank models that I've seen - fantastic work.

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, January 30, 2012 9:31 AM

One of the best armor pieces I've ever seen, period. You've earned that cold one, Ernie. Outstanding build!! Yes 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 bufflehead on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:05 AM

Jack, Marc, waikong and Mike, thanks so much for your kind words and for being patient while I slogged through the build.  I didn't expect it to turn out so well, but I put to use many of the techniques I learned from these very forums and in the end they worked out! 

Marc, thanks for extending the GB!  If you hadn't I might have just set this on the shelf unfinished and who knows when I would have gotten around to it!   The completed builds on your site inspired to at the end to complete something worthy for you and the other participants! 

I bow to all of you who helped inspire and motivate me with your own excellent bulds! Bow Down

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:49 AM

Thanks for even starting this GB

Just for the record this GB interested me enough to be like... the ONLY one I entered and actually completed

 

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Posted by PANZERWAFFE on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 5:03 PM

ERNEST - FANTASTICStarStarStarStarStar  Everything everyone has said about your Whippet is absolutely true, a truly beautiful buildYes

Rob

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Posted by bufflehead on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:58 AM

Rob -  Thank you very much sir!  When I saw your Mark IV Male I knew the bar had been raised!  I used your build to motivate me and based some of the Whippet's look on how you did yours.  I've got to admit these Great War tanks are very interesting builds!  I have a Emhar Mark IV Female that I'm itching to do....but much, much later!!

smeagol - group builds can be tough to complete a build for.  Heaven knows I've failed several myself, but in the end everyone seems to have good time!!

wing_nut - Marc, I'll echo smeagol to say THANKS for the excellent group build!  I've enjoyed it immensely and learned quite a bit!  If you can wait I'll start working on that Pfalz D.III soon.

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by ruddratt on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:46 PM

Ernest, I have to agree with what everyone has said in regards to this GB - it's been a learning experience and an absolute joy to be a part of - thank you Marc!

...and the best part is it's gonna keep going! Yes (I'm really looking forward to seeing that Pfalz - my favorite WWI bird)

Been plugging away at the Hanriot and should be posting some updates soon. The kit markings did not go on well, so I'm going to attempt painting the italian roundels myself. Managed to get my hands on some of those Tamiya weathering pastels and their panel line accent washes - they work awesome!

By the way, did anyone happen to notice the build at the top of the page? 'bout time we saw a WWI subject up there. This theme is really catching on. 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 Heavens Eagle on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:58 PM

Been meaning to compliment you on the tank Earnest!  You did a mighty nice job and it looks great!

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Posted by wing_nut on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:02 PM

Thanks guys but all I did was come up with the idea.  Your builds and BSxxxx  er... um... I mean well thought out comments.... yeah, that's it well thought out commentsWhistling back and forth kept it going and made it great.

Marc  

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Posted by bufflehead on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9:15 PM

Thanks Paul, it was a fun build!  Glad you liked it!

Now getting to that Glencoe Pfalz......here's a pic of the possible color schemes and markings (on the box bottom no less!)

Front of the box:

Most of the color schemes have a white(ish) colored base coat.  I'm leaning toward that as there are so many marking choices!  The instructions show this as Silbergrau....silver-gray??  Does someone (MM, Tamiya, Misterkit, Lifecolour, etc.) have this specific color?  Can it be easily mixed?  I usually use acrylics, but I'm not adverse to using enamels if necessary.  My second choice is the blue & red scheme at the bottom! 

Bear with me on this build guys as it will be my first AC buiilt in 35 years and I have no idea what I'm getting into!! Surprise

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by ruddratt on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:15 PM

Oh yeah!!! That's what I'm talkin' about Ernie! Some really cool paint schemes there!

...and don't fret. Lot's of "Wingnuts" here to answer any questions - and we KNOW you've got the talent. That tank is proof enough for me! The rigging is usually the most challenging part of these builds, and what sets them apart from their single-wing counterparts.

For the 'silbergrau', I usually mix mine - light grays and silver / metallics until it looks right. Misterkit does also make that color ( GC17 ). Here's a link to their site....

http://misterkitusa.com/

 

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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