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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, February 10, 2013 4:02 AM

Man, I'm really liking the badges you all have come up with. It's gonna be a tough call as to which one I use. May have to go with John's idea and alternate 'em! Wink

...and here's a shot of my entry, the WnW E.III in Udet's markings. For a monoplane, there's a ton of rigging on this bird, but it'll give me a chance to try out those RB Productions PE turnbuckles I snagged from Ultracast.....

Mike

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Sunday, February 10, 2013 9:01 AM

Hi guys,

Both badges have been added to the initial post.

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Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, February 10, 2013 9:34 AM

2 Badges?  May cause some to submit 2 enties to snag them both.  But who would do such a thing?  (Says the guy working on his 4th "Steel Cats" entryWhistling)

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:11 PM

I like both of them but to be honest I like the Terry Thomas one even better!

I do not mind more Boche joining the fight- as the Yanks say - 'a target rich environment' yes?

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, February 11, 2013 12:54 PM

Just added Bobbaily's E.V to the list.

Just 17 days to go!

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, February 11, 2013 1:23 PM

Excellent! Yes   Tim, it may be a few weeks before I'm able to jump in full bore. Work on my WnW D.VII has been progressing steadily, and with most of the intricate work done (except for the guns) it is now on to the larger assemblies. I'll still be following along here with great interest. Can't wait to see what you fellas start turning out!  ....and maybe I'll even sneak in a session or two on the E.III before my D.VII is complete. Wink

Mike

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Posted by freem on Monday, February 11, 2013 2:08 PM

Maybe when the GB is done we could see the completed builds in a special Readers Gallery in an issue of FSM???

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, February 11, 2013 2:11 PM

I like that idea! Yes

Mike

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 11, 2013 2:14 PM

I'll second that.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, February 11, 2013 3:24 PM

No promises, but I'll float the idea.

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, February 11, 2013 3:27 PM

wing_nut

2 Badges?  May cause some to submit 2 enties to snag them both.  But who would do such a thing?  (Says the guy working on his 4th "Steel Cats" entryWhistling)

Hmmmmm, let me think on that one a bit and get back to you. Stick out tongue

Mike

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, February 11, 2013 5:57 PM

I like the idea of staff hosting group builds on the forum, and I am afraid that guaranteeing space in other areas may inhibit that, so I'm against asking for that.  If it happens later when the GB is done, by the staff on their own then it would be OK but on the front end it might be a negative.  Just an old salesman's instincts kicking in.

John

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 11, 2013 6:01 PM

I see where your coming from John. But if next year the mag are doing something special to mark the 100th anneversary of WW1, then maybe the GB could be a part of that. Just a thought.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, February 11, 2013 6:28 PM

No one is guaranteed to get into the magazine (not even those who work here), and we couldn't make a deal like that even if we wanted to. I don't want to detract from the GB with discussions of how publishing the mag works, so ... the idea has been logged. Thanks for the suggestion, Freem.

Let's keep the focus on building some AWESOME WWI aeroplanes! Who haven't we heard from concerning possible paint schemes?

Just as a note, we're in a deadline week here at the office, so if there aren't as many posts from Aaron and me, it's because we're editing stories for May. We're around, but just might not answer as quickly as we might otherwise.

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, February 11, 2013 8:02 PM

Sounds logical Tim. Just knowing that the idea is out there is fine. It's a group build first and foremost, with amazing potential, and that works for me. Anything else is gravy (which I love, BTW Wink ).

...and in case I forgot to mention it, I feel honored to be a part of this GB, and to have yourself and Aaron as co-hosts. This is going to be epic! Yes

Mike

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:08 AM

Gamera

I like both of them but to be honest I like the Terry Thomas one even better!

Since both badges have aircraft, maybe Tim can be persuaded switch my first design with  the Terry Thomas badge to show a bit more variety?  I'm cool with that.

I haven't picked out specific markings yet - still waiting the arrival of Osprey's new printing of Austrian Albatross aces.  Here are a few from Pheon decals set I've been considering until I read up on some of the pilots:

regards,

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Posted by P mitch on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:51 AM

I've never been in a GB before but what the heck I'll stump up with my Wingnut Sopwith Pup in 1/32

Phil

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:14 AM

P mitch

I've never been in a GB before but what the heck I'll stump up with my Wingnut Sopwith Pup in 1/32

Phil

Another Sopwith! And another Allied bird!! Bl**dy marvelous!!! Welcome aboard, Phil! (It's my first GB here as well, by the way.)

Greg

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:15 AM

jgeratic

Since both badges have aircraft, maybe Tim can be persuaded switch my first design with  the Terry Thomas badge to show a bit more variety?  I'm cool with that.

I haven't picked out specific markings yet - still waiting the arrival of Osprey's new printing of Austrian Albatross aces.  Here are a few from Pheon decals set I've been considering until I read up on some of the pilots:

Hi Jack,

Because it is an FSM GB, best for us not to use someone's likeness. Helps me avoid explanations to higher-ups here in the office and then explaining to you later why we can't use it.

As for the new Osprey book, Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1, it so happens that it came across my desk last week. The D.III of Hptm Godwin Brumowski, Flik 41/J, Sesana, summer 1917, is an amazing looking aircraft. It would have to be done with decals because I'm not sure anyone could pull it off painting the scheme by hand.

Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Only 16 days to go!

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:17 AM

P mitch

I've never been in a GB before but what the heck I'll stump up with my Wingnut Sopwith Pup in 1/32

Phil

Phil,

You're in! Welcome!

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:24 AM

ruddratt

Sounds logical Tim. Just knowing that the idea is out there is fine. It's a group build first and foremost, with amazing potential, and that works for me. Anything else is gravy (which I love, BTW Wink ).

Thanks, ruddratt. And thanks for the kind words yesterday. I hope everyone enjoys themselves and has a killer aeroplane at the end.

And then there is the gravy ... mmmm, tasty tasty gravy.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:32 AM

Phil: C'est bien! Another Allied machine to join the fight against zhe Boche!!! Merci beaucoup! 

Tim & Jack: Whoops! Didn't even think about Thomas's image being copyrighted. Thanks for the laugh Jack but I can see what Tim is talking about. 

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 2:55 PM

It's going to feel weird building an aircraft again.   Been a while.  As far as color scheme I have it down to the 2.  I want to do something that has most of the wooden fuselage bare. The 1st Albatros I did only had a little showing.

The top scheme is from the "Wooden Wonders" decal set from WNW and the bottom is one of the kit schemes.  I like the top one because of the lozenge on the wings but the other 1 i did has that so I may go with the green/purple wings.  Can't decide.

These are posted for discussion purposes only.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:12 PM

Compared to all these colourful German aircraft, mine's going to be rather plan and drab, literally.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:15 PM

wing_nut
Can't decide

I think this one is cool. And your other Albatros is a fine bird. 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:18 PM

Bish

Compared to all these colourful German aircraft, mine's going to be rather plan and drab, literally.

Yes, but fearsome!

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:56 PM

Thanks Tim.  Yeah, I am kinda leaning that way.  Sure cold be a big time saver NOT cutting all the lozenge panels and NOT putting on all that rib tape and NOT putting on the linen texture decals. OKl... I think I just pushed myself off the fenceWink

Marc  

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:00 PM

Marc: Wow, that dio looks awesome!

Bish: I like!!!

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Posted by ruddratt on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:49 PM

wing_nut
Sure cold be a big time saver NOT cutting all the lozenge panels and NOT putting on all that rib tape and NOT putting on the linen texture decals. OKl... I think I just pushed myself off the fence

No rib tapes or lozenge? Awww c'mon Marc.....where's the fun in that? Stick out tongue Wink

Mike

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Posted by wing_nut on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:24 AM

ruddratt

No rib tapes or lozenge? Awww c'mon Marc.....where's the fun in that? Stick out tongue Wink

Hey what's the big idea?  You trying to get me back up on the fence?Angry
Stick out tongue

Marc  

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