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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 12:09 PM UTC
Hi Jon,
I agree with Lucky, a mech walker would be inappropriate for this them, purely because of the anniversary. However don't let that stop you building it, there are other shows and next years Telford I have always wanted to scratch build a mech so I might join you next year
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 03:07 AM UTC

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Would an alternate History "what if?" be appropriate for the WWI challenge?
Im not saying I will have the chance but I have a great idea for a 1/35 scale set up with a scratch built walking tank. You see alot of WWII mechs and such but very little set during the first World War.



Hi Jon, my first thought would be no as the idea of the theme is to commemorate those who fought on all sides during the War to end all wars. If however the rest of the group say otherwise then so be it. I personally had two grandfathers who fought during the Great War one British and one Italian so other than the Zeppelin I will be doing something for each of them.



Thanks mate, I thought it best to ask first.
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 02:36 AM UTC

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Would an alternate History "what if?" be appropriate for the WWI challenge?
Im not saying I will have the chance but I have a great idea for a 1/35 scale set up with a scratch built walking tank. You see alot of WWII mechs and such but very little set during the first World War.



Hi Jon, my first thought would be no as the idea of the theme is to commemorate those who fought on all sides during the War to end all wars. If however the rest of the group say otherwise then so be it. I personally had two grandfathers who fought during the Great War one British and one Italian so other than the Zeppelin I will be doing something for each of them.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 09:09 PM UTC
Would an alternate History "what if?" be appropriate for the WWI challenge?
Im not saying I will have the chance but I have a great idea for a 1/35 scale set up with a scratch built walking tank. You see alot of WWII mechs and such but very little set during the first World War.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM UTC
Nice one Lucky, nicely different It reminds me of one of the "Behemoths" in Battlefield 1
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:24 AM UTC
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: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:08 PM UTC
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: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC
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: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:42 PM UTC
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: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:45 AM UTC

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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 11, 2017 - 03:25 PM UTC

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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: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:38 PM UTC

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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
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 03:52 PM UTC

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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: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 01:02 PM UTC

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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!
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 10:21 AM UTC

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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 - 10:19 AM UTC

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



Your plans sound great Luciano.
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 10:16 AM UTC
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: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 12:10 PM UTC
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: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 10:20 PM UTC
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: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 11:38 AM UTC

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I have the game on PS4 Pro but Im no good with first shooter games, I can do the air combat but as soon as Im on foot I die. Same in the tank fine until Im 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: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 11:03 PM UTC

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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 Im no good with first shooter games, I can do the air combat but as soon as Im on foot I die. Same in the tank fine until Im on foot.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 11:58 AM UTC

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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: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 12:16 AM UTC

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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: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM UTC

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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: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 09:18 PM UTC
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!)