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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 05:21 PM GMT+7

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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!



Well done Phil
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 08:02 PM GMT+7

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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.



That sounds like a very good idea Paul

I've not seen that movie, I'll have to look it up.

From the research that I did and actually remember, tunneling wasn't just used to mine below the enemy's trenches or to counter mine. There was a great plan to use them to get under no mans land so that the infantry could pop up very much closer to the enemy. And you just know that was a great idea. However, because the powers that be wanted to keep it all top secret, they neglected to tell the infantry. At the given time the Sappers broke through the final few feet and waited to guide the infantry but none came, as they hadn't been told about these life saving tunnels
The diorama that I was thinking of would possibly be the Sapper who won the VC for refusing to leave a teenage Sapper who had been trapped in a fall and the rest of the tunnel was collapsing. Now that is sacrifice!
Antrim
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:52 PM GMT+7

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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.



That sounds like a very good idea Paul

I've not seen that movie, I'll have to look it up.

From the research that I did and actually remember, tunneling wasn't just used to mine below the enemy's trenches or to counter mine. There was a great plan to use them to get under no mans land so that the infantry could pop up very much closer to the enemy. And you just know that was a great idea. However, because the powers that be wanted to keep it all top secret, they neglected to tell the infantry. At the given time the Sappers broke through the final few feet and waited to guide the infantry but none came, as they hadn't been told about these life saving tunnels
The diorama that I was thinking of would possibly be the Sapper who won the VC for refusing to leave a teenage Sapper who had been trapped in a fall and the rest of the tunnel was collapsing. Now that is sacrifice!



I am reading 'Gallipoli' at the minute and the New Zealanders used the tunnel closer to the enemy lines ploy. Unfortunately the preceeding barrage from the artillery managed to drop short in a few places and destroyed the tunnels and trapped people in them or exposed them to the Turks. They had no luck on that front. Shocking reading to be honest, waste of life on all fronts.

Sapper William Hackett VC - rescued 3 men but refused to leave the 4th on his own and stayed with him. I lived in Hackett block at Gib Bks for a while. As you know Mal, we love our Corps history!
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 07:38 PM GMT+7

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Sapper William Hackett VC


Of course, I need to do penance for forgetting that name!
Accommodation blocks weren't named when I was around the Training Regts, it is a good idea and helps guys to know about the Corps history
Antrim
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:25 PM GMT+7

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Sapper William Hackett VC


Of course, I need to do penance for forgetting that name!
Accommodation blocks weren't named when I was around the Training Regts, it is a good idea and helps guys to know about the Corps history



Well I am only a youngster! went through Gib in the late 80s and finished my time there in the early 00s - all the accom blocks were named after Sapper VC's with the most ironic of all, the cookhouse was called McDonalds mess.....
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 06:45 PM GMT+7

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all the accom blocks were named after Sapper VC's with the most ironic of all, the cookhouse was called McDonalds mess.....



You can just see the meeting to decide on names, McDonald would have jumped out for the cookhouse. I bet that, until they were informed to contrary, the new recruits would just think that it was just a piss take and you just know that if Sapper McDonald was looking down then he would be having a laugh too

I was on my second tour in Germany from 1980 and my second tour at Training Regt from 1986
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 07:42 PM GMT+7
I painted some of the interior wood on my WNW Sopwith Pup yesterday.
Photos later, maybe. I used Tamiya XF-15 Flat Flesh, with raw sienna oil paint over it, for the light wood, and XF-78 Deck Tan, with Vandyke brown over that, for the dark wood. I'm not too sure about the light wood but the dark wood looks quite good, especially on the instrument panel.

I'm debating whether or not to install the tension wires and control wires in the cockpit. Very little will be seen, is it worth the effort?
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 07:06 AM GMT+7
Thanks to this crappy ipad deciding to wipe the post i have been writing for the last half hour, right before i was going to post it this will be a bit short and sweet!

Ive made a start on the sopwiths, and this stupid peice of shonky crap now deletes anything i type when i go into the other tab to copy and paste photos that i have been doing earlier with no problems........



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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 07:08 PM GMT+7
I've stripped the wood effect on my Pup. I don't know what base colour to to try for a second go?

Wouldn't the interior of the Pup be a lighter shade of the exterior? I would have thought that the exterior dope would bleed through?
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:24 AM GMT+7
Slight change of plans, naval aviation.

Zeppelin LZ58 (P class) Imperial German Navy 1917



Nice build so far so another one or two may join this one.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:30 PM GMT+7
Nice one Lucky, nicely different It reminds me of one of the "Behemoths" in Battlefield 1