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Offline Brian da Basher

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The Great War GB for display only thread
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:53:38 AM »


Got some previously completed work that fits the GWGB theme? Post it here! You could inspire others to greatness!

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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 06:57:43 AM »
I'll start things of with something I call the Breguet Baguette that I made out of plastic bread bag clips a while back.

I started with this:



And ended up with this:







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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 07:38:04 AM »
Here's something I made from a 1/72 Novo Bleriot XI a few years back. I swapped out the kit engine for a radial inside a SPAD cowling and added spats and a gun. I call it the Bleriot BS-1.







The rigging was done with steel guitar strings and a lot of bourbon to keep the hand steady:



Who says monoplanes are "simple"?



Not sure I have the patience left to try something that complex again...





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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 07:49:59 AM »
Last for tonight are a couple of zeppelins I made from sub hulls.

Here's the Von Blimpen Großbritannien Bombenangriffluftschiff:





And here's the L 143 "Black Raider":







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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 12:34:29 AM »
I built this a few years ago: "Petit Pet" - a Coanda Monoplane







I love Brian's  "Breguet Baguette"; I think it was the inspiration for this one.

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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 04:35:40 AM »
Guys, those are brilliant!  Brian , I simply can't believe that lovely little plane is made almost entirely from breadbag clips!  Now you are the Master!!

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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 05:14:46 AM »
I'm glad you liked my Baguette, deathjester! Here's what it looked like before paint:





And, for better or worse, here's a shot I took over the weekend of some of my older W.W. I models flying in the Kitchen Ceiling Fleet:



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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 06:24:34 AM »
Very nice all around.

Baguette... love it

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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2014, 02:19:48 AM »
You've told me about your CFC (Cottage Flying Circus) before but I had no idea...
And are all/most of the biplanes rigged as well?
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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2014, 02:59:30 AM »
The funny thing is the ceiling fleet is all mostly older models from 8-12 years ago. All the biplanes are rigged. Most biplanes don't look right to me without rigging, despite how challenging it can be. It took me years to move from sewing thread to wire. Wish I'd done it sooner.

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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 03:12:56 AM »
That ceiling display almost looks like a scene from "Hell's Angels" ;)
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Re: The Great War GB for display only thread
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2014, 09:43:47 AM »
Some of the WW1 wargaming miniatures I have built along the way.  all 1/76 -1/72
8" howitzer




St Chammond Tank




Mk 1 Male and a radio tank. 




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