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The Great War: Dawning of a New Age
steph2102
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 07:00 PM UTC

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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


hello,
Alan is a mobile dovecote. this is nearly a year since I started building it Here , based on the Airfix bus.
steph
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 03:58 AM UTC
Hi Steph,

Look forward to seeing the results, should make a cracking model.

Al
steph2102
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 07:40 AM UTC

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Hi Steph,

Look forward to seeing the results, should make a cracking model.

Al


hello, another 2 or 3 things to finish on the bench and I retake the construction.
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 08:01 AM UTC
Steph, do you already have a build log for it? Would love to see it.
steph2102
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 08:22 AM UTC
hello,
christopher, I just put some pictures
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=183184
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 09:14 AM UTC
Right, so this campaign starts in Sept (right?) and runs for 15 months?

If so, I might be in. Is it permitted to create the CAD models for any parts to be made by 3D printing prior to the start and just print them after the start?

I'm thinking of scratchbuilding this:





Originally armed with the completely useless Colg MGs, they were rearmed with the highly useful Vickers and served throughout the war.

I'm thinking of making the custom wagon wheels and maybe parts of the frame from rapid prototoyped material. The balance would be scratchbuilt from sheet plastic with resin or styrene MGs.
PantherF
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 09:23 AM UTC
I want to join in as it will be my excuse to finally get that AA Little Willie kit I have admired for so long,
but was hesitant to pull the trigger.










~ Jeff
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 01:32 PM UTC
Oh dear, I see the pigeon truck again...

I hope to see plenty of Model T variants this time around, especially with the excellent 1/48 kits that have come out!

Paul: I absolutely encourage CAD, or any scratchbuilding, in ALL of my campaigns. If you have access to the equipment, go for it! I see at least three distinct types variations of those gun trucks that you can build. I really dig the one in the foreground in the top photo.

Jeff: That is such a cool looking little kit, I would love to see that!
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 07:31 PM UTC
Hey Jeremy!

Yes, and sadly I think that the vehicles in WWI are not sought after much like the later wars... must be the camo paint, huh.

A bonus to finally getting this kit is that I am heavily into 1/16 RC tanks and have long wanted to build a Mark IV or a Tadpole but, the Little Willie will work even better and once I get the kit I will start with the measurements as I really don't need to have a main gun on this one.

The Little Willie kit produces a vehicle that is only 6 X 3 inches so maybe a dio or another vehicle next to it is necessary?










~ Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - 06:34 AM UTC

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PaulI really dig the one in the foreground in the top photo.


Yeah, it' different, but the Colt armed variant didn't see service for long, if at all. The crappy Colts were replaced by Vickers very early on.

Ah, well, off to the CAD mines to begin the wheels & frame.

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 06:31 AM UTC
Jeff: I'd like to see your collection sometimes. You always have a lot of interesting things going on!

The size of your build doesn't matter, you don't need anything additional if you are building it from the ground up.

Paul: I hear ya, the Vickers were definitely the way to go! Feel free to post some images of your CAD designs once you're happy with them, we'd love to see them!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 12:39 PM UTC

Most of you have probably seen this, but I recently saw this on Italeri's Facebook page:



I can't get one fast enough. I hope they hurry up and release it!!

Chris
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 01:16 PM UTC
My hands suddenly hurt thinking about the old RPM kits... I seriously can't wait to get my hands on one of these!
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013 - 12:44 AM UTC

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My hands suddenly hurt thinking about the old RPM kits... I seriously can't wait to get my hands on one of these!



Oh, you're so right! A must have for sure!

And don't forget the Emhar kits too.










~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013 - 01:45 AM UTC

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And don't forget the Emhar kits too.



I'm hoping (like every other WWI modeler) that the 100th anniversary of the War will generate some interest among modelers and inspire some of the major kit manufacturers to release some new WWI kits.


Chris



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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 12:14 PM UTC
Definitely!
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 02:58 AM UTC
Hi folks,

BTW Resicast have the 6 inch howitzer WW1 version. Should be a cool kit, I built the WW2 version which makes for a fine artillery piece.

Al
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 04:40 AM UTC
For as long as this Campaign is, I need to do something special.

Maybe a tiny dio or another vehicle next to the Willie.










~ Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 05:28 AM UTC

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And don't forget the Emhar kits too.



Oh come on Jeff, Emhar rules , they make or break
model makers .


Nice weekend all
Paul
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 09:09 AM UTC

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And don't forget the Emhar kits too.



Oh come on Jeff, Emhar rules , they make or break
model makers .


Nice weekend all
Paul






Cool... speaking the words of wisdom, let's see yours Paul.










~ Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 03:50 PM UTC
Haha, a challenge!

And true words Paul!

Alan: That is a great looking howitzer!


I wonder how the wooden wheels are to work with?

Jeff: If you want to do a little something special, I would choose a dio. Just my two cents
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 07:23 PM UTC
Jeff, Jeremy, challenge taken
I shall be there with the Emhar MkIV Female, and if I can
find one at respectable price, maybe a Whippet too


Its not September yet, is it



Paul
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013 - 04:23 AM UTC
Hi Jeremy,

Resicast also have a Holt Tractor to tow the beast, that George Moore was doing the master for. I think it may be available or about to become available.

That would be something unusual.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013 - 06:11 AM UTC
Paul: Excellent! And not by a long shot, you still have plenty of time

Alan: I think I saw that when I was looking up the howitzer, I'll have to take another look and check it out!
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013 - 09:05 AM UTC

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Hi Jeremy,

Resicast also have a Holt Tractor to tow the beast, that George Moore was doing the master for. I think it may be available or about to become available.

That would be something unusual.

Cheers

Al






Who sells Resicast Alan? I'd like to check out that Holt Tractor and see what the cost is?

Maybe have the tractor dragging the Little Wille out and about? I have not worked with resin since my 1/16 Sturmtiger conversion.










~ Jeff