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The Great War, A Last Hurrah
Bluestab
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 07:14 AM UTC

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I probably will be in.

I did a trench scene for the last WW1 campaign. And I have built Takom's Whippet.

What about aircraft? I have a couple of Eduard biplanes I could pick from. If not, no big deal...I might pick up a Meng FT-17.



I have built the Meng FT-17 converted to a M1917. Fantastic model and some great camo opportunities.



I used the venerable RPM FT-17 for my trench dio. For that purpose, it was okay. I plan on retiring that one soon and replacing it with a Meng version.

Anyway, I see that aircraft are allowed in the original post so I'll probably go with either a Bristol F.2 or an Albatross DIII....maybe both if I have time.

Any start date settled on?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:31 AM UTC
If it will help, I think I have some World War I figures I've been meaning to get into, so count me in as well.
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 02:44 AM UTC
Alex I'd love to see a Bristol F.2 being done!
One of my fav allied planes from that terrible war.

Sincerely
Dave
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 08:44 AM UTC
It looks like we have enough participants to apply for official status so I will do that. I will ask for the earliest possible start so some of us who wish can get something finished by Armictice Day. The campaign will go on longer, of course.
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 08:49 AM UTC
Glenn had a great idea for a ribbon with the barbed wire. I think a simplified version of the idea might work well in a small size. Perhaps just a single large curl of barbed wire against a contrasting background?
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 03:30 AM UTC
Barbed wire feels like a good idea.
The mud on the western front wouldn't work as image for a ribbon. Mud and barbed wire epitomizes the western front so
a barbed wire ribbon will be fine.
/ Robin
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 08:38 AM UTC
Here is a ribbon idea:





The bottom image is what the ribbon will look like on your page.

The brown is the reality of the war, the mud, the terror & the sacrifice. The blue is the hope to survive and that a better world might emerge at the end. The gold bars are for honor, duty to comrades and the higher ideals each soldier fought for. The wire separates everything, the obstacle that must be overcome and is emblematic of WW1.

What do you think?
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 08:44 AM UTC
Very nice!

Maybe just a little bit browner along the bottom edge?
Mud has many different colours and hues but my mental image of mud is a darker brown.
The gradient from the blue starts off just fine, I'd just like it a little steeper down to a darker brown
/ Robin
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 02:59 AM UTC
I agree with Robin. Looks great and I think a darker mud transition to the blue sky would be perfect.

-G
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 05:09 AM UTC
OK guys, I'll revise the ribbon. it is a balancing act, we need to maintain contrast with the wire lest it disappear into the mud.

BTW, I did apply for official recognition and we are waiting for the OK from on high.
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 05:36 AM UTC
Ok fellas.

Enlist here !!!!!
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC

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OK guys, I'll revise the ribbon. it is a balancing act, we need to maintain contrast with the wire lest it disappear into the mud.

BTW, I did apply for official recognition and we are waiting for the OK from on high.



Lots of things disappeared in the Flanders mud, not just wire ... They even found a whole tank in there ....

I think the black wire will have enough contrast against a medium brown. Dark brown will NOT work in the small size of the ribbon.

Like the brown on this German M113 or possibly a fraction lighter:


/ Robin
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:31 AM UTC
We are officially a campaign now with the earliest start date they could give us, Dec. 1. Thanks John!

Here is another crack at the ribbon:





I hesitate to go any darker on the mud or raise it any higher lest the wire mush into the result. If this flies for most of you I'll upload it up to the official page.
gbrame
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC
So as this is my first campaign, I have a question. With a start date of Dec 1, does that mean I should not start my project until then?

Color me a bit confused.
-G
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC

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So as this is my first campaign, I have a question. With a start date of Dec 1, does that mean I should not start my project until then?

Color me a bit confused.
-G



Yup, wait to start your model on December 1. I had hopes of getting an early date so we could finish by 11/11 but it just wasn't possible. No big deal for many of us who have several project going at any one time.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 07:36 AM UTC

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We are officially a campaign now with the earliest start date they could give us, Dec. 1. Thanks John!

Here is another crack at the ribbon:





I hesitate to go any darker on the mud or raise it any higher lest the wire mush into the result. If this flies for most of you I'll upload it up to the official page.



Perfect as far as I'm concerned
The mud is quite muddy enough.
/ Robin
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:02 PM UTC
Any other opinions about the ribbon? I'm inclined to call it a done deal unless I hear some objections here.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 01:20 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I just signed up and I love the ribbon.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:06 AM UTC
Welcome aboard Lakota. This should be a broad campaign with lots of variety.
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC
I just went ahead and added the ribbon to the campaign description. It should help recruiting . . .
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:22 AM UTC
I'm in! I'm thinking of either some piece of artillery or figures, I just have to decide.
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:08 AM UTC

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I'm in! I'm thinking of either some piece of artillery or figures, I just have to decide.



Artillery was certainly very symbolic of the Great War. Both choices would be welcomed.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 09:28 AM UTC
I see we have got enough enlistees to be an official campaign. I'm thinking of doing one of the classic tanks. I have both the Takom & a Tamiya kit of different marks. Choices, choices!