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Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:55:53 AM »
If anyone wants to try their hand at some USN whiffs, take a look in here: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/albums/s584.htm

PLENTY of whiff fodder in there from tugs to battleships.
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The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 07:00:15 AM »



Here's where you can post GB themed ideas, research, links etc. Kudos to Cliffy for getting the ball rolling!

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Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 11:18:19 AM »
These are a couple of snapshots I took at the Orange County (California) fair a couple weeks ago.  Just for inspiration.  Sorry I don't have more info - only was able to snap these two quickly with the crowds. 

Chuck

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Re: Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 08:17:08 PM »
Which side did Sweden take, again???


http://perttime.deviantart.com/art/FVM-Tummelisa-replica-in-hangar-469879978

This real world type is a 1920 (ish) advanced trainer.

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Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 03:10:07 AM »
Some recent inspiration from Euro Model Expo 2014:

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Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 08:53:20 AM »
After an inadvertant trans-sonic take-off, it was proved that an EE Lightning didn't really need a canopy (not fiction) .... real pilots prefer the wind in their hair anyway....

Some designers never really got away from the idea of struts & spats ... well, spats are always in fashion !!

inspired by Brian's Bi-Lightning ......

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Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2014, 03:55:48 AM »
That's quite nice, RAAFIF! Leave it to you to take it to the next level!

Excellent work, that lovely spatted Lightning!

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Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2014, 06:09:48 AM »
Next level achieved, Brian .....

To counter those jet-powered Zepplins, the fighters were equipped with a modified COW gun.  For better manouverability at lower speeds, a Tri-wing version was built ...

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Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2014, 08:52:54 AM »
Great googly Moogly.

Here's a series of articles under the general title "Knights of the Air" from the Dieselpunks site.

http://www.dieselpunks.org/main/search/search?q=knights+of+the+air

A lot of delightful WW1Wiffery along with some more obscure corners of the War in the air.

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Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
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Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2014, 04:50:53 PM »
Was looking for something completely different when I came across this little preview pic on Google. Appeared to be some wickedly painted zeppelin.  8)



Turned out to be the fuselage of a Wingnut Wings 1/32 Roland D.VI (SOURCE):



Still.... maybe it can inspire some airships. Perhaps something for Baron von der Basher?  ;)
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Re: The Great War GB ideas & inspiration
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2014, 03:49:27 AM »
Something different…The Great Martian War:

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