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FineScale Modeler WWI Aeroplane Group Build 2013

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:44 AM

Right, so its the same as WW2 US aircraft having the letter of the factory that built it in the designation.

Thanks Tim.

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Posted by Dre on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:54 AM

I'm way too over-committed to other GB's during that time frame, but I'd love to try a WWI aircraft if this were a longer GB.  

Maybe you two staffers can have the 4-month competition betwixt yourselves and we citizens a more leisurely time frame?

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:06 AM

Gamera

Bonjour gentlemen,

I say Monsieur Aaron should go with the SE.5 - can't let the Central Powers get too much of an edge here oui?

Righto, Gamera! Can't let the Kaiser's chappies get too much of an upper hand, eh wot?

Greg

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:19 AM

Hi Dre,

What I've done is snipped all the parts off the sprues for all of Aaron's WWI airplane kits and mixed them together in a single box.

Actually, there's no competition. We just wanted to build a couple of cool models and thought we'd offer to do it as a GB with interested members. However, we do want to keep this timeframe limited because Aaron and I have another group-build idea that we want to offer after this one; second, to keep people from overcommitting; and third, for us, managing one group build at a time is enough on top of all of our other responsibilities.

Hopefully, you can join us for the next GB we'll start probably in September. I don't want to give anything away as to its subject yet.

Tim

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Posted by Dre on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:39 AM

Cool, I'll keep my eyes open for the next official FSM GB.  Sorry to miss this, but I don't see fitting in my first WWI aircraft inside a 4 month window on top of everything else going.

I'll watch this GB to learn about the genre.

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:59 AM

Dre

Cool, I'll keep my eyes open for the next official FSM GB.  Sorry to miss this, but I don't see fitting in my first WWI aircraft inside a 4 month window on top of everything else going.

I'll watch this GB to learn about the genre.

No kidding, Dre. I'm still wondering if I can do it.

On that note, after much soul searching (read as checking rigging diagrams), I have decided to stick with the D.VII (OAW).

Cheers, Aaron

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:48 PM

Well here's my offer of a badge.  I thought it best to get it uploaded now, otherwise I'll continue spending time tinkering with it.  That is not to say though, if some have  further suggestions, I will take into consideration to amend it.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:53 PM

I would be interested but there's no chance I could build a model that quickly unless it was super simple.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 1:05 PM

GMorrison

I would be interested but there's no chance I could build a model that quickly unless it was super simple.

Check out newer Revell Germany Dr.1. Not a lot of parts, but decent detail, good fits, and almost no rigging.Big Smile

Cheers, Aaron

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 1:09 PM

Hmmm...

The old 1/28 Revell model was a favorite of mine as a kid.

That little 1/72 looks sweet!

I can do that!

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 1:35 PM

GMorrison,

You want in?

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 1:37 PM

Aaron/ Tim. Glad to see administors starting a GB!! I'm not much into the WWI era planes but when you guys get ready to do a WWII GB let me know. I will be game for sure. Start the rally for the latter part of the year and we'll get everybody on board!!

                   

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:18 PM

yes please

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:20 PM

GMorrison

yes please

You're in!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:29 PM

and the future WWII build .........do able???

                   

 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:36 PM

mustang1989

Aaron/ Tim. Glad to see administors starting a GB!! I'm not much into the WWI era planes but when you guys get ready to do a WWII GB let me know. I will be game for sure. Start the rally for the latter part of the year and we'll get everybody on board!!

Mustang! Thanks for the kind words. A WWII GB? Hmmmm. It's not out of the realm of possibility. However, the next GB won't be WWII--not strictly speaking at any rate. We'll announce the theme after this one's over and Aaron and I have knocked out the details.

Also, I want to welcome everyone who has signed up for the FSM WWI Aeroplane Group Build. Counting Aaron and me, we have 10 participants, which is more than I thought we'd round up. Thanks for taking the trip with us.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:56 PM

Didn't mean to get ahead of the game Tim. Just interested in future stuff thats all. Should have PM'd you on it. Sorry

                   

 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:59 PM

mustang1989

Didn't mean to get ahead of the game Tim. Just interested in future stuff thats all. Should have PM'd you on it. Sorry

Not at all, dude. We're thrilled that you guys want to do GBs with us. Keep pestering and asking. 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 3:04 PM

I'm rather partial to the odd GB now and again. So i will be keeping an eye out for future ones.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 3:21 PM

Curses! I see that Monsieur Aaron has went with the other side! And I brought this delectable brie!

Well no brie for you sir!

I am sharing it only with my magnificent comrade in arms monsieur Greg!

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 4:17 PM

Gamera

Curses! I see that Monsieur Aaron has went with the other side! And I brought this delectable brie!

Well no brie for you sir!

I am sharing it only with my magnificent comrade in arms monsieur Greg!

Brie, indeed! Don't feel bad, Aaron. We have beer, and lots of it. And many kinds of -wurst. Oh, and I'm sorry for "accidentally" putting your instructions through the shredder. I'm certain we can find a low-res copy for you online.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 4:25 PM

Cleaning out my garage last weekend, I found a stein from Mader's in Milwaukie. I'm ready, suds boy!

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:34 PM

Gamera

Curses! I see that Monsieur Aaron has went with the other side! And I brought this delectable brie!

Well no brie for you sir!

I am sharing it only with my magnificent comrade in arms monsieur Greg!

That's jolly civil of you, mon ami; I'll bring the warm beer and Marmite.

Greg

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Posted by ruddratt on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 8:05 PM

Aaron Skinner

On that note, after much soul searching (read as checking rigging diagrams), I have decided to stick with the D.VII (OAW).

Cheers, Aaron

Chicken! Stick out tongue

Seriously, that's a great choice Aaron! Yes

Mike

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Posted by ruddratt on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:33 PM

Tim, I've done a bit of thinking about this GB, and, seeing that this is really shaping up to be something quite special, figured it deserved a special kit on my part, so I just went and pulled the trigger on a Wingnut Wings Fokker E.II / E.III (early). It's a kit I've had my eyes on for some time, and with your permission, I'd like to make it my entry for this GB instead of the DR.I. Hope that's cool with you.

Mike

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:47 PM

Absolutely! Update is official.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:52 PM

jgeratic

regards,

Jack

Jack,

Fine work! I hope to have our offering up this week and we'll throw 'em both out there for the men to decide. Thanks for taking the initiative and doing that!

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Posted by ruddratt on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:23 PM

Awesome! Thanks Tim!  Yes

Jack, excellent work! That looks amazing!

Mike

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3:44 AM

Tim and Mike, thanks for the comments on the badge.

It's too bad my photo provider does some wonky things to my uploaded pics

- hence the pixel noise. Angry 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:17 PM

All right! Here's the Fokker D.VII I intend to build:

Part of Jasta 43, it was flown by Otto Creutzman to eight victories and Josef Raesch to seven. Not that that matters to me. Wingnut Wings produced two extra sets of decals for the D.VII (Alb) and I thought this scheme with the pitchfork was very cool. In fact, I yesterday I had decided that I was going to do Carl Degelow's Jasta 40 decorated with a stag when Aaron reminded me about this tasty red and white number.

So, there it is!

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