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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 04:01 AM GMT+7
I have been back home from the IPMS Scale Modelworld show in Telford for about 2 weeks and I have started my first WNW kit, the Sopwith Pup.
The show is always held over the remembrance week end and next year will be the 100th anniversary of the ending of WW1. Many clubs will probably have this as their theme and we are no exception. We are Doing "WW1, Remembrance". We have modellers from many different genres and I build aircraft. I have only ever built one WW1 aircraft model and that was the Eduard Fokker DVII. I have a few WNW kits and although I have really wanted to build them I have many WW2 models on the go and I didn't feel that I could do these models justice so I haven't built one.
The fact that It will be the 100th anniversary of the ending of the "War to end all Wars" then this is the time. I basically have a year to build 4 models! I laugh at that it won't happen but I will (I intend) to build one at a time and those (or the one) that I finish will be on the club display.
I will be painting on all markings including all the complicated stuff on the Baverian Albatross and the fish scheme on the Roland C.II.
I also plan something that might be a little bit special using the Encore Models S.E.5a, which includes resin details and a resin figure of McCudden.
So wish me luck
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:29 AM GMT+7
Hey Mal
Great to catch up at Telford this year.

Look forward to seeing the Pup.

Pete
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 06:35 PM GMT+7
Hi Peter,

I too look forward to seeing the Pup finished!
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:05 PM GMT+7
I've got a 1/35 1914 Rolls Royce armoured car planned at least, others may happen, but who knows...
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:46 PM GMT+7
tanks, tanks more tanks or armoured car...and maybe some planes..
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 05:38 AM GMT+7

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tanks, tanks more tanks or armoured car...and maybe some planes..


And a floaty thing.
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 08:01 AM GMT+7
Air, land and sea.
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 08:05 PM GMT+7
Hi Lucky, welcome back


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Air, land and sea.


Yep everything and anything to do with WWI
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 02:13 AM GMT+7

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Hi Lucky, welcome back


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Air, land and sea.


Yep everything and anything to do with WWI



Looking forward to seeing Your tunnellers !!!


This is sounding really encouraging already folks.
I am trying to put together not just British and German but figures across the timescale and from other nations if possible.
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 03:37 AM GMT+7
Mal, thatís my plan.

Air - British RFC or RNAS
Land - Italian mountain Artillery
Sea - German battleship and if time allows a French battleship
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 06:57 PM GMT+7
That sounds good Lucky I do like the idea of the Italian mountain Artillery What scale are all of these going to be in?


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Looking forward to seeing Your tunnellers !!!


Now that is something that I should do Paul I once gave a talk on that very subject for my Senior NCO's course

I wouldn't know where to start though and that is definitely a boxed diorama?
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 08:44 PM GMT+7

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That sounds good Lucky I do like the idea of the Italian mountain Artillery What scale are all of these going to be in?



Air will be 1/144 a F.2B biff in the Italian theatre or Palestine but just checking the stash could be a Hanriot HD.1 in either Belgium or Italian markings or all four!
Land is 1/72 and the ships are 1/350.
Last weekend I made a start on one of the Deport guns (Iím building four on a small base) and the SMS Grosser KurfŁrst (ICM kit with Artwox wooden deck, WEM pe and Master brass main guns). Removed all the deck rails (for the ships boats) and hatch detail ready for the wood deck plus assembled the main gun turrets and some of the superstructure.

If I get to the French battleship it will be the pre-Dreadnought Voltaire.
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 09:13 AM GMT+7

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That sounds good Lucky I do like the idea of the Italian mountain Artillery What scale are all of these going to be in?



Air will be 1/144 a F.2B biff in the Italian theatre or Palestine but just checking the stash could be a Hanriot HD.1 in either Belgium or Italian markings or all four!
Land is 1/72 and the ships are 1/350.
Last weekend I made a start on one of the Deport guns (Iím building four on a small base) and the SMS Grosser KurfŁrst (ICM kit with Artwox wooden deck, WEM pe and Master brass main guns). Removed all the deck rails (for the ships boats) and hatch detail ready for the wood deck plus assembled the main gun turrets and some of the superstructure.

If I get to the French battleship it will be the pre-Dreadnought Voltaire.



hello lucky! are you planning on rigging the F2B? in 1/144? if theres one skill we'll improve on for this theme it will be working with tiny parts!
i've gone and dusted off the WW1 part of my stash, thought i had a few kits from that era but there's a fair bit more than i remembered -


the most impressive box is this one -


however on inspection the lozenge decals with this kit might not be in the best condition, so i'll leave this for a while, and maybe start on the roland C-II, as it seems to be the least fiddly rigging and strut wise.
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 07:43 PM GMT+7

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Air will be 1/144 a F.2B biff in the Italian theatre or Palestine but just checking the stash could be a Hanriot HD.1 in either Belgium or Italian markings or all four!
Land is 1/72 and the ships are 1/350.
Last weekend I made a start on one of the Deport guns (Iím building four on a small base) and the SMS Grosser KurfŁrst (ICM kit with Artwox wooden deck, WEM pe and Master brass main guns). Removed all the deck rails (for the ships boats) and hatch detail ready for the wood deck plus assembled the main gun turrets and some of the superstructure.

If I get to the French battleship it will be the pre-Dreadnought Voltaire.



Wow, that will all be impressive I look forward to seeing them, as well as you
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 09:43 PM GMT+7

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That sounds good Lucky I do like the idea of the Italian mountain Artillery What scale are all of these going to be in?



Air will be 1/144 a F.2B biff in the Italian theatre or Palestine but just checking the stash could be a Hanriot HD.1 in either Belgium or Italian markings or all four!
Land is 1/72 and the ships are 1/350.
Last weekend I made a start on one of the Deport guns (Iím building four on a small base) and the SMS Grosser KurfŁrst (ICM kit with Artwox wooden deck, WEM pe and Master brass main guns). Removed all the deck rails (for the ships boats) and hatch detail ready for the wood deck plus assembled the main gun turrets and some of the superstructure.

If I get to the French battleship it will be the pre-Dreadnought Voltaire.



Good to see you back Lucky.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 04:18 AM GMT+7
Hi Luciano,
great to see you back!
I like the idea of Italian mountain artillery. I have a family legacy with artillery and WWI, having had one of my grandmothers brother in an artillery regiment in 1917 (I do not know more about it though!)

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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 06:58 PM GMT+7

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Hi Luciano,
great to see you back!
I like the idea of Italian mountain artillery. I have a family legacy with artillery and WWI, having had one of my grandmothers brother in an artillery regiment in 1917 (I do not know more about it though!)



Hi Ric
Wouldn't it be cool if you could find out more about your Grandmother's brothers service and Regiment?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:16 AM GMT+7

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Hi Luciano,
great to see you back!
I like the idea of Italian mountain artillery. I have a family legacy with artillery and WWI, having had one of my grandmothers brother in an artillery regiment in 1917 (I do not know more about it though!)




Hi Ric,
My grandfather was in the Infantry he took a bullet through the leg which shattered the bone this left him with one leg an inch shorter than the other for the rest of his life. The Italian / Austro- Hungarian front is rather neglected in the model world with the exception of some aircraft, even books on the subject are lacking.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 06:58 PM GMT+7

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The Italian / Austro- Hungarian front is rather neglected in the model world with the exception of some aircraft, even books on the subject are lacking.



I have learnt quite a bit about this front, since I play "Battlefield 1" on the xbox most evenings. It includes battles on all fronts The single player, when playing this front, focuses on the "Arditi" which were clearly impressive troops
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 06:03 AM GMT+7

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The Italian / Austro- Hungarian front is rather neglected in the model world with the exception of some aircraft, even books on the subject are lacking.



I have learnt quite a bit about this front, since I play "Battlefield 1" on the xbox most evenings. It includes battles on all fronts The single player, when playing this front, focuses on the "Arditi" which were clearly impressive troops



I have the game on PS4 Pro but Iím no good with first shooter games, I can do the air combat but as soon as Iím on foot I die. Same in the tank fine until Iím on foot.
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 06:38 PM GMT+7

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I have the game on PS4 Pro but Iím no good with first shooter games, I can do the air combat but as soon as Iím on foot I die. Same in the tank fine until Iím on foot.



It's a pity that I don't have a PS4 then we could team up I suck at flying in the game, which is frustrating! I don't know why, I ought to be quite good. I'm not too bad with armour but I tend to stay on foot. I am at max rank 120 and at max rank 50 with each soldier class. Rank 10 with armour, rank 7 cavalry and 0 with aircraft! The guy that I play with (he tried to make Telford this year but had to work) is great at flying and I am good in the rear seat for him. That is from where I have got most/all my air kills!

It's great that the aircraft are easily recognised for what they are and I'm a little tempted to build a 1/48 WWI kit in the markings in the game
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 05:20 AM GMT+7
on the subject of gaming my Bf 110E in war thunder came in the same markings as an airfix one i'd built a few years back.

however back to the real subject here, and i'm opening my WW1 account by finishing a couple of albatros (albatrosses? albatrice?) kits by eduard that have been waiting for a finish so long the big fuselage decals have begung to perish!


however with some carefull touching up the "battle damage" is good as new (from a distance!)

they just need a little bit of final rigging, the top crosses on, and wheels sorting out and we're done!
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 07:10 PM GMT+7
I have War Thunder, I haven't played it much recently and I mainly play the Armour as some seem to have far better control over their aircraft than me! Like turning through 180 deg immediately!

Those are some cool markings on them Albatrosses/Albatrosi? I'm planning a cool Bavarian scheme on mine, blue and white diamond checks on the rear fuselage and fin, with a badge on the forward fuselage. All will be painted, along with the other markings. The forward fuselage will be natural wood and I'll be using USchi van der Rosten's wood grain decals for that. The Roland CII Will be getting a neat fish scale fuselage The RAF stuff will be as interesting as I can make it
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 05:16 PM GMT+7
Masterbox brought out a box of figures depicting a boxing match and I always thought they should be used as the visual distraction above ground in a pow camp as tunnelling went on below their feet in a boxed diorama Mal.

But for WW1 I would depict the Aussie Tunneling comp at Hill 60 from the movie 'Beneath hill 60'.

An amazing film and well worth watching.
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 05:19 PM GMT+7

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The Italian / Austro- Hungarian front is rather neglected in the model world with the exception of some aircraft, even books on the subject are lacking.



I have learnt quite a bit about this front, since I play "Battlefield 1" on the xbox most evenings. It includes battles on all fronts The single player, when playing this front, focuses on the "Arditi" which were clearly impressive troops



I have the game on PS4 Pro but Iím no good with first shooter games, I can do the air combat but as soon as Iím on foot I die. Same in the tank fine until Iím on foot.



Your plans sound great Luciano.