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The Great War: Dawning of a New Age
strongarden
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 07:03 AM UTC
Paul, Thank You! That was a fantastic series.

A very good 'mate' of mine, (Branscombe nr Exeter),
turned me onto "Dad's Army". Haven't seen too many
epsd really, but it's also great comedy

OK Lots of interesting ideas floatin' around here.
Naturally the idea may change, but my plan was to
use the 1/32 Airfix Multi-Pose figs, which I have a multitude of, in a 'down-time' trench scenario.

But aircraft could be utilised too as these
things tend to evolve

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 10:13 AM UTC
I'm looking forward to this one!

Love the new name by the way makes it sound really epic!

Plenty of time to gather the rest of the supplies too, good!

Now Whippet or MK IV

Happy new year!
Dan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 08:52 AM UTC
Happy New Year gang!

Gary: Not a problem thanks for getting it live!

Alex: Ok, let me know!

Alan: That's awesome!

Chris: There are lot's of choices, feel free to explore your options as much as you like.

Steph: Either one are a great choice, not so much for the kits as for the subject matter

Dave: Either way is a GREAT choice! Why not have a downed aircraft in the trenches?

Dan: Thank you, I'm hoping that it will continue to be inspiring throughout the campaign As for your choices, both are excellent and I'm sure that fewer people will be building the Whippet.
strongarden
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 07:24 AM UTC
"That's a BINGO!"
"Is that how you say it !?"

"Ya jus' say bingo..."

I was also thinking along the lines of combining these two elements.

I have a few 1/32 aircraft. Now if I can only connect
the dots and finish what I'll be starting!

Dave
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 10:38 AM UTC
Aha! I just got my 1/35 Emhar Mk.V Male kit. I know the internet and Armorama especially is full of modelers tales of struggling against this kit, but I've mustered all my skill and courage... and now to wait until September...
Cheers!
-Sean H.
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 11:19 AM UTC
Jeremy, I've just received a 1:35 resin kit of a French Schneider tank (Commanders Series?) that would be ideal, but it's been started. The chassis and running gear were assembled from a painful mix of resin, white metal, and PE that is all damaged and distorted. Most of what was done will need rebuilt, and I think the whole suspension & chassis will need to be re-engineered in plastic. Will this be close enough to "unstarted" for you? (At this stage I'm not sure how much resin will be left when I'm done!)

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 03:22 PM UTC
Dave: Bingo it is then! Don't worry, we'll help to motivate you in the right direction as you work through your build. Why don't you start throwing around some ideas and sketches?

Sean: It's been called many a thing, but I still have a semi-soft spot for that kit. There are no warm feelings about the tracks however lol. If you have access to a second one, why not do a trial build? This is one of those kits that I'd keep building over and over just to keep improving if I had the time.

Tom: I have looked the kit over and I understand what you are talking about. Yes, I will consider it as a new project for the purpose of this campaign. Have you checked the hull for warping?
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 03:53 PM UTC
Hello All I just Picked up a FT-17 1/35 scale I'm really looking forward to this build as I like WW1 era Armor. I will agree there is not near as much in the way of land ship kits but I'm in and cant wait to tackle this and also maybe a MK IV tank. Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 04:17 PM UTC
Count me in again, Jeremy. Just as I got my little vignette finished up for the first WWI campaign, I ended up taking a couple of months off due to a little issue with some neck spasms and pinched nerves. New year, no pain, and I'm itching to get back to the bench. Gives me some time to get up to snuff and find a kit. Thinking either air or a big ol' heavy.
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 04:29 PM UTC
I'll go for it, will likely end up trying to duplicate this picture;



It was titled "Somme 1916". I know nothing about The Great War so I'm just going with that!
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 06:03 PM UTC
Sascha: The FT-17 is a great choice, the turret was revolutionary in the development of the modern tank! Can't go wrong with a Male or Female Mk anything either

Matt: Ouch, hope you're feeling better there mate. I've been away from the bench for issues that thankfully haven't affected my health. I'm debating whether or not I'm brave enough to attempt Tauro's A7V or not myself
Can't go wrong with aircraft either, much better as far as kit quality and options for models for sure. It's just the rigging that'll kill ya

Christopher: The Somme is full of excellent dio and vignette possibilities! Look it up some time, there's a lot to learn about there.
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 07:33 PM UTC
as for the FT-17 Build i plan on marking it like like one that wouldve been under Pattons command, as for the Mk IV or V may go UK or maybe US not sure on that one but the FT-17 is a lock.

IronOwl
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 05:58 AM UTC

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Tom: I have looked the kit over and I understand what you are talking about. Yes, I will consider it as a new project for the purpose of this campaign. Have you checked the hull for warping?



Thanks Jeremy! I have indeed, and it is ok (unlike the underframe, which is a pretzel...), but I'm of two minds whether to remake it from plastic sheet anyway - just to save weight on what is a very flimsy suspension. Got half a year yet to decide...

Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 07:45 AM UTC
Sascha: Whatever you do, I know that you'll enjoy the build judging by your enthusiasm. I'm looking forward to both if you have the time!

Tom: My pleasure, I know you'll have your work cut out for you. I really wanted to see one of these last campaign, but can't afford one myself. I'd rebuild the underfram as you stated, with the thought that you'll want to add some well thought out cross sections for support.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 07:57 AM UTC
Hi, I am thinking of doing a russian artillery piece.

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 05:16 PM UTC
I'll jump in on this one.
After giving it some thought I have to do a WWI armor piece just to say I have and to pay due homage to the forefathers of all WWII piece I love so much.
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2013 - 01:41 PM UTC
Paul: Great choice, some very mechanical looking pieces!

Robert: That's a great attitude to have!
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 08:38 AM UTC
I've added an A7V to my stash, trying to figure out How to Make decals so that when She's built I can Mark her up As 527 "LOTTI" my Printer wont Make decals ive tried and wasted alot of ink and paper. are there any decals that might be out there ?? just wondering

thanks

Sascha (Ironowl)
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 12:43 PM UTC
Not that I am aware of, but we have a lot of talent here. Ask around in the forums, I'm sure if you already have the graphics that you'll find a few who would be more than happy to help. Don't be afraid to jump into Aeroscale or KitMaker's main forums
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 11:32 AM UTC
Greetings All

@Jeremy- Yes sketches are a big plus to facilitate the design, thanks! And naturally a plan view diagram as well.
I've always wanted to do the Tauro A7V. Big, noisy, smoking, slow and menacing... Lookin forward to that!

@Mike- What a cool idea w/ the memorial! Looking forward to that too!

@Alex- I had the same idea combinig aircraft w/ troops, a WNW Ger 2seater low flying ground attack on the trenches. Not sure how one would pull that off tho...

@Roland- I would really enjoy seeing the ModelT Truck convrsn. in lrg scale. You can do it!:p

@Tom- GL w/ the rebuild. Too bad there's some real "flashy" kits out there but of interesting subjects.

@Robert- Noble gesture dude, great inspiration. Howitzer, mortar, or long range? Either way great idea!

@Matt- I feel for you man, I have neck issues too. Nothing too serious, yet, but enough to have an effect. It finally was determined to be stress-related. So I try to de-stress, and that's why I'm here bro. Welcome back!
sorry everyone

Gonna be a great Campaign
Cheers Dave
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 08:02 AM UTC
Hello Jeremy,
Ive just had a short holiday back in Blighty, and I found
this:



I know its a pigs ear of kit to build Ive done
the male version, but this toad I shall build and I will not be annoyed by the tracks .
My aim is to show her crossing a trench with some grunts
coming along with it.





Paul
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 02:42 PM UTC
Dave: Keep in mind you don't have to wait to start on your sketches, you can start working on them now if you wish.

Paul: You have no idea how many times I've looked over those kits while entertaining the idea of purchasing one... or a few Don't worry, we're all sick in our own way here
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 04:57 PM UTC
Hi Jeremy,
Given the paucity of good landships kits these days, I thought I'd contribute a few photos of Ford Model T Light Patrol Car variants for those desperate souls willing to tackle one for the lack of anything better. The first is probably British, somewhere in Palestine in 1918.

Next is a Light Car Patrol section, probably Australian. Note how the cars are stripped down to the bare bones with the Lewis guns mounted in back. Good place to exercise your scratch-building talents.

The photo below is British Light Car 1426, with an improvised mount for a Lewis gun on the edge of the cowling.

The next photo is of an unarmed Model T chugging through the sand with a load of lumber. The angular radiator suggests it's pre-1917 and is probably in Egypt.

The photo below is of a British Light Car Patrol somewhere in the desert. The cars are armed with Vickers machine guns.

The next picture is of an unarmed Ford Light Patrol Car, possibly in Palestine.

Rear view of British Light Car LC

The next photo is of the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol at the Aleppo railroad station in Syria. Partway down the row of cars is a captured German vehicle pressed into service, with several motorcycles at the far end.

The photo below shows cars belonging to the RAF, used to patrol airfields. It may be postwar, 1919 or so.

The final picture is of a row of RAF Light Patrol Cars at the same location as above. Note that each car is armed with two Lewis guns, very heavy firepower for the time.

Plenty of ideas for projects to work on, even if it means struggling with the warped parts of a Lindberg Model T kit.

Cheers
Dick
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 04:11 PM UTC
Hi folks,

Rick sent me a copy of a photo which I had to share with you. This one is a gem. Any idea what the vehicle is?



Mobile Command Post with external communications

Make a cracking build.

Cheers


Al
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 04:23 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi folks,

Rick sent me a copy of a photo which I had to share with you. This one is a gem. Any idea what the vehicle is?



Mobile Command Post with external communications

Make a cracking build.

Cheers


Al



Pretty sure that's the original RV!