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The Great War, A Last Hurrah
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 05:36 AM UTC
I have been looking for an excuse to build one of the WW1 kits that have been waiting for me to get around to them. I do not see any WW1 campaigns goin now and feel it would be a good time to build something with the 100 anniversary of the end of the war just around the corner.

Is anyone up for a last hurrah before the centennial? Is there a campaign going that I have missed? If not, perhaps we should start one!

Armistice Day is under three months off so we would want to run a campaign past that date, perhaps into the spring of 2019. I would suggest a very open policy for this one allowing partially completed builds, armor, figures, aircraft, trains, ships & dioramas - everything that will help us understand & remember that terrible war.

We would need a leader & a ribbon.

Would anyone care to join in?
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 06:11 AM UTC
I'd be up for one !
LikesTanks
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 07:11 AM UTC
If partial builds are in, then I have a ship lying in dry-dock needing finishing
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 08:00 AM UTC
I have a 90% finished (paintjob still to be done) Lanchester armoured car and maybe a fresh kit as well.
There was a campaign for WW I armour that finished in June, which I failed due to over-optimistic planning and a rusted through air tank for my compressor ....

/ Robin
gbrame
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 08:25 AM UTC
I could be up for this, as my first campaign. Would WWI ambulance qualify?
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 09:15 AM UTC
I feel that partial builds would be good for this one seeing we are so close to the 11/11 date. The campaign would go on longer for those of us who are building something new. So bring on your dry-docked ship & armored car.

An ambulance would be great. As horrible as the death toll was, those wounded were even more numerous. Is it a Ford?
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 09:16 AM UTC
Glenn - I just noticed, this is your first post as well as your first campaign. Welcome, you will find lots of friendly encouragement here.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:29 AM UTC
What about a double deal?
A started kit is allowed as long the participant also enters a new kit?
Makes it more challenging
/ Robin
gbrame
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 02:51 AM UTC
Paul,

Thanks for the warm welcome. Been a long time reader (a.k.a lurker) and excited to make the leap as it were.

I am going to do the ICM Model T 1917 Ambulance.
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 04:16 AM UTC
I have eyed that kit myself and would be very curious how it builds up. I have a real Model T, a 1923 Runabout, so different from modern cars.
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM UTC
So far only 5 of us have expressed an interest in this late memorial to WW1. We need 10 to make it a go.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 04:49 AM UTC
Give it some time, it is still summer/holiday season ...
Maybe we should add the word 'Proposal' to the topic title
to get some more attention?
/ Robin
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:06 PM UTC
Yes, no hurry about it. We could always get a start and let the campaign catch up to us if needed. As it is, I have four kits in process right now so there is plenty to work on.
Lakota
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 01:39 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
If figures are going to be allowed then I'm in. I would like to build one of the 1/35 Tamiya British figures.
Looking forward to this one.
Thank you,
Don "Lakota"
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
Figures would be great, a fitting tribute.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 08:39 AM UTC
Picked up a couple of tanks and some of ICM's fantastic figures.
About time I did something with them.
Count me in!
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:14 PM UTC
Tanks & figures all welcomed here. It will be a good opportunity to try using mud of various types . . .
JamesL27
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 09:35 AM UTC
I got a HobbyBoss St Chamond that needs building so I'm down
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
That's 8 of us so far, if we can get a couple of other folks interested we can apply to become a campaign.

An thoughts on a snappy ribbon, one you would be proud to earn?
gbrame
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 07:13 AM UTC
No good at art as it were, but maybe something that incorporates this:


(Armistice Day Flag)
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 08:35 AM UTC
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.
gbrame
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC

Quoted Text

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.
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 03:59 AM UTC
I'd sign up for this with the Meng Whippet. I need to build something that is not panzer grey
Cheers
Matthew
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 05:50 AM UTC
I'm in; I plan on starting a 1/16th FT-17 in the next week or two with the goal for it to be done by 11/11.

In case it interests someone, I just built up the 1:72 Flyhawk FT-17 (you get two! in the box, and I have made one). Haven't painted it yet. I have to say it is pretty damned incredible for 1:72, great engineer.

Just a neat option for anyone with limited build time who still wants in!
strongarden
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 06:08 AM UTC
Count me in as well.

Since I'm usually lurking around here anyways, might as well jump in on the final Great War Campaign.

Most likely a trench dio, but I know the stash won't let me down on anything relating to "Goodbye To All That".

Thanks for this Campaign idea,
Cheers
Dave