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Hello everybody ... Well Im calling this one done. I decided i wasn't quite ready to rig the Fokker. I plan on doing a larger plane maybe 1/48th to ease the stress on my eyes. So I present to you Lothar von Richthofen’s Yellow Fokker #454/17. This is Eduards 1/72nd Dr.1 kit.

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Please feel free to Question, comment, or joke on my build thread. 

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235041495-its-a-yellow-fokker/

I will post more photo’s in the aviation RFI soon. Link for the RFI.

 

Dennis

 

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Fokker Dr.1 425/17

Flown by Manfred von Richthofen: France, March 1918.

 

1/100 Faller kit, finished in Vallejo Air 'Ferrari Red'.  The build thread is here.

 

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Cheers

Cliff

 

 

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Here's my contribution to this GB.  This Flashback kit has been in the stash for well over decade and I, for one, am happy to say that I have built it to the best of my ability and it now sits on a shelf with the other two-seaters.  

 

It was a good kit and actually easy when I look back on it.  The plastic, resin and PE parts are well made and easy to assemble if you follow the plans.  The trick here is, of course, the rigging.  Without rigging this bird would just look naked and empty.  Rig as you go along.  Rig from the inside out.  Don't wait until you are finished to rig it.  You won't be able to do it.  It's too fragile.  To be honest, I think  may have missed a line or two, but I followed the kit directions and the Datafile images the best I could.  Eventually the whole thing  becomes such a cat's cradle of rigging it is impossible to see where one line begins and another ends.  I did my best, as I said.  Also, The plane has the capacity to be a tail sitter so I threw a gram or two of lead into the cockpit.  You can kind of see it in there--greyish lumps.  It's not glued in or anything.

 

Painted with Vallejo, Vallejo Air, oils, Humbrol rattle can primer in two colours...rigged entirely with EZLine.  I present the Italian-built (Turin) Voisin III, VII Squadriglia, 1917.  Much thanks to the moderators, and my copy of the very necessary Windsock Datafile for this aircraft.  

 

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Thanks!

John

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Not my finest hour, I will admit.  This kit was problematic from start to finish.  First off...a Roden kit, with all of its wonderful fine detail and poor kit engineering; then the problems with the decals; then the problems with more decals; then the issues with the struts and, to top it all off, the nicely moulded Loon Model corrected lower wing is as much work as the poorly designed Roden piece.  So thats it.  It's done and dusted and on the shelf.  I think the best part and mist fun were the masks I made for the violet mottling on the nose and landing gear airfoil.  My next 11th Hour submission will have no lozenge, basic rigging, etc...

 

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Phew...

 

--John

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Not nearly as fine as the models but here is my contribution the this very fine Group Build.

 

My Great Grandfather, Arthur James Atkinson, a 39 year old Plumber from Battersea, volunteered in 1915 and  joined the 4th Field Company Royal Engineers (TF), later renamed to 518th (4th London) Field Company which served with 47th (2nd London) Division.  

 

The Division served at Vimmy Ridge, Ypres, Somme, Messines, 3rd battle of Ypres and on into Germany.  Great Grandad certainly served at Ypres, Somme, Messiness & 3rd battle of Ypres at some point he transferred to 9th Scottish Division but unfortunately we do not know which Field Company (63rd, 64th or 90th) and when.  He finished the war in Cologne and was demobbed in Feb 1919.  I am reading an account of the 47th Divisions actions and have the war diaries of 518th Field Company, trust me life would not have been easy for a 39 year old Plumber in WWI.

 

I wanted to do an Infantry related build and thought the Masterbox set offered some nice looking figures.   I have completed this set as:-

 

'B' Company, 8th Battalion, The London regiment (Post Office RIfles), part of the 140th Infantry Brigade, 47th (2nd)London Division, Battle of Pilkem Ridge 31st Jul to 2nd Aug 1917 (part of the 3rd Battle of Ypres).

 

The scene is represents the picket returning to the second line trench after holding the line.  The figures are all out of the box, some straps have been replaced with aluminium foil but that's about it.  I hope you like it..

 

 

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Thank you for arranging and administering this very important Group Build.  Congratulations to all who have contributed so far - there is some really great modelling here. Lastly, thank you everyone for your support and encouragement..

 

 

 

 

 

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MAC Phonix D.IIa...Late in the war, Austro-Hungarian Navy and most likely based on the Istrian Peninsula so it could harass all the sea traffic coming in and out of Trieste...Nice little kit, but the decals had all dried up.  No worries.  I painted the big stuff and scavenged the rest.  All Vallejo and Vallejo Air...

 

I do have an affinity for the Austro-Hungarians over the Germans in the Great War.  Maybe it was their poly-ethnic Empire...I don't know.  In any case...

 

Thank you so much to Robert and Enzo for this wonderful and lively GB.  As with the other GB, I will now bow out with gratitude and humility.   See you all on Maritime Patrol!

 

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--John

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By way of a joint commemoration for the First World War and the 100th Anniversary of Cmdr Dunning landing on a moving ship I present a small diorama of Cmdr Dunning landing his Sopwith Pup aboard HMS Furious on 2nd August 1917.

Model is Eduard's 'Flashback' Sopwith Pup in 1/48 scale. Figures are architectural and Aircraft maintenance figures from various sources as no 1/48 scale naval figures were ever found. 

The first picture is my take on the famous shot which I have put in the build thread for those who don't know it.

 

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View from the other side

 

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Rare colour picture before taking off!

 

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Dunning of course was killed 5 days later repeating the attempt which ultimately lead to the rebuilding of HMS Furious into an aircraft carrier.

 

Many thanks for those who have commented on the build and joined in the GB.

Thanks to Robert Stuart for hosting.

 

Build thread is here Colin W Sopwith Pup

 

Colin

 

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Here is my entry for the Group Build.  Fokker D VII flown by Oblt Erich Lowenhardt of Jasta 10, Prisieux Ferme, August 1918.

 

Kit:  Roden 1/72, OOB other than cabane struts put together from the kit plus some taken from a second kit, a footstep from thin wire and nose louvres and profile modified with plastic card.  Rigged with invisible thread and fishing line.

Decals:  from the kit with additional crosses from SuperScale, lozenge camouflage by Aviatik.

 

Roden's D VII is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde kit, some lovely details but awful fit issues and a strut/wing geometry that is completely wrong.  This was a challenging kit to build and there were a couple of times where I could have given it away, but participation in this fun group build saw me through and gave the opportunity to try out some new techniques and improve my modelling skills.  Many thanks to all those who posted encouraging comments and gave support during the build.

 

Anyway, enough waffle, here are the pics:

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AW

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Here's my two completed Bristol Scouts, D by MAC and C by Libra models. First time I've done a vac WW1 biplane and am won over, it has much more delicacy than the injection moulded one.

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This one fought me all the way but at last I have it beaten into submission.Thanks for a great group build.We should do more ww1 builds.

 

Regards:

Shaun

 

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This is the Airfix Magazine conversion of the Avro 504K to the Bristol Scout as described by Chris Ellis. As the author explains it is not 100% accurate but it does end up looking like a Bristol Scout. It's no particular aircraft simply a generic example of the fighter that was used by 19 squadrons on the Western Front, 3 in Palestine, 2 in Mesopotamia, one in Macedonia and one HD squadron. It was issued in small numbers to these units and operated as an escort fighter. Later they became popular as training aircraft particularly with the instructors. Albert Ball VC began his fighting career flying a Bristol Scout and claimed four victories if the grey cells are working correctly. Regards, Steve

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At the end it was a dash to finish it for our club's exhibition which was open yesterday in Belgrade, so I will have to put pictures taken with smartphone.

Build article is here

It was my first vehicle build, and I did enjoy building it.

 

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"....so the top rotates?" "Mais bien sûr"

FT-17 and Whippet Vignette

Kits: 1/35 Takom Whippet and Meng FT-17

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch Acrylic paints all applied by brush

Figures: Master Box 

Base: Wilko picture frame, pizza box base styrene, Polyfiller and various scatter materials and tufts from Jarvis, Woodlands Scenics and Army Painter.

 

WIP thread: Here

Vignette photos: Here

Whippet RFI: Here

FT-17 RFI: Here

 

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Thank you to Robert Stuart for hosting the excellent GB and anyone who commented or offered advice in my build thread.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

 

 

 

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A pair of Albatroses will be my way to commemorate the date: Eduard’s 1/72 D.V Dual combo, finished as the plane of Walter Böning, commander of the Bavarian Jasta 76, and Richard Flashar’s dragon-adorned machine.

Flashar and his observer were credited for the first German aerial victory back in 1914, and Flashar went on to command Jasta 5 flying the plane shown here. Both men survived the Great war, but whereas Böning lived to old age, Flashar died in a Soviet camp after the second war.

 

The Eduard package is great: I added some detail in the cockpit and to the engine. Painting with Vallejo colours - WIP:

 

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My thanks to Robert and Enzo for hosting :)

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Nowt like last minute!

 

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Probably the most famous tank action of The Great War was when Whippet Tank, A344 "The Musical Box", under the command of Lt.C.B Arnold took part in the Amiens Offensive. During this battle, Musical Box advanced so far it was cut off behind German lines. For nine hours it roamed at will, destroying an artillery battery, an observation balloon, the camp of an infantry battalion, and a transport column of the German 225th Division, inflicting heavy casualties. At one point, cans of petrol being carried on Musical Box's roof were ruptured by small-arms fire and fuel leaked into the cabin. The crew had to wear gas masks to survive the fumes. Eventually, a German shell disabled it and as the crew abandoned the tank, one of them was shot and killed, and the other two were taken prisoner.

 

If you are not familiar with the story it is worth taking the time to read the full account in one of the online resources. Story on Landships.info

 

I will update build details in my build thread which I have sorely neglected in the mad push to meet the deadline.

 

 

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Austin Armoured Car Mk III

MasterBox 1/72 kit

 

This represents a car previously owned by a Russian unit, but was captured by Austro-Hungarian forces in 1917.  Plans were to utilize it on the Italian front, but hostilities ended by then.

 

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regards,

Jack

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