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Topic Started: Mar 21 2017, 11:22 PM (3,557 Views)
Jasonb
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Please use this thread to chat about the Group Build, discuss your potential builds, share any references etc.

J.
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Michael M
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You're keen Jason, I have to give you that haha I think that by June I'll be ready for some brake from floating stuff, so IF i decide to plunge into this, that will be my entry:

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Joseph M

Interesting choice Twiglet!
Cheers
Joe M
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Glencoe Models 1/81 Curtiss Condor
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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Woolley
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As prieviously mentioned, this will be my contribution.

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It'll be done in overall grey as a USNAS machine based in Ireland in the last months of the war. The kit provides decals for a Lough Foyle machine but I'm going to keep it Cork. Originally I was going to make a Queenstown/Cobh based machine but as my parents have just retired to Glengariff, I'm inclined to make a Whiddy Island station aircraft. Only problem is, I've as yet not been able to find a photograph of how they were identified: there seems to have been quite a bit of variation from station to station.The Lough Foyle machines had a small LF prefix on the nose whereas the Aghada unit used a large Q on the rear fuselage.

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Information on the serials of the Whiddy aircraft is easily available as are some neat close-up shots but thus far I've not been able to find any photos to indicate how they were marked. If anybody can shed any light (Joe is already on the case) I'd be grateful
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Mike
Good choice and I will be following your progress; have been planning on doing the same but for the Wexford planes. Have everything but time.

I can't help you with the photo unfortunately but maybe if you contact Karl Hayes he maybe able to help. He wrote the book "History of RAF and USN Air Service in Ireland 1913-1923". I might have an e-mail address somewhere. Send me a PM.


You could also put your question on the Wexford US Naval Station Wexford Facebook see Link to page.
Edited by BKirwan, Mar 22 2017, 01:32 PM.
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I'm in with this oldie, to be finished in US Coastguard scheme with Print Scale decals.

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Woolley
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BKirwan
Mar 22 2017, 01:32 PM
Mike
Good choice and I will be following your progress; have been planning on doing the same but for the Wexford planes. Have everything but time.

I can't help you with the photo unfortunately but maybe if you contact Karl Hayes he maybe able to help. He wrote the book "History of RAF and USN Air Service in Ireland 1913-1923". I might have an e-mail address somewhere. Send me a PM.


You could also put your question on the Wexford US Naval Station Wexford Facebook see Link to page.
Thanks! I'll have to check that page out.
Mike

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RobertOG

Hi all,
I'll be having a go at this behemoth... :blink:

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Jasonb
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Excellent Robert, that's a beast! I'd say the U-Boat crew must have shat themselves in that box art! :)

J.
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Joseph M

Hi Guys

I was going to go with one or both or these and was looking forward to it but some extra pressure re some other kits has un-expectantly come up so will reduce my time a little so I decided to concentrate on something a little smaller!!

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But will reduce my expectations to one or both of these.

Very similar to Glens but in 1/144
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At the moment the Schneider Trophy aircraft have a slight lead in preference.
O and by the way no smart ass remarks about being on the back burner! :bat:

O.K. Guys lets be seeing what you are considering for the GB

Cheers
Joe M
Edited by Joseph M, Mar 25 2017, 01:14 AM.
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Glencoe Models 1/81 Curtiss Condor
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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Woolley
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If you end up doing the Roden Felixtowe I'll be picking your brains while working on my Curtiss H-16...

And the Catalina is such a gorgeous aircraft.. might have to invest in one
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FiSe
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Heil Mickey!
Just seen this:

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Special Hobby, 1:72 Letov 328, announced for July - I think
Filip . . . .

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Woolley
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ooooooo.... nice!
Mike

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Hmm I'm not sure if I'm going to take part in the Floaty McFloat face group build given my dismal record of finishing on time but I'd find less easier to commit if I didn't have at least four float planes in my stash. Somewhere I'm sure I have Roden 1/72 Floaty Albatros and an Airfix 1/72 Walrus as well as these two I picked up for a song at the IMSS auction


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Joseph M

Hi Pat,
What a choice personally I'd go for the Roden Albatros as its probably the newest and the best of the kits you have.
Cheers
Joe
Edited by Joseph M, Apr 10 2017, 11:22 PM.
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Glencoe Models 1/81 Curtiss Condor
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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ReccebyStealth
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Pat,

Surely Orks had floatplanes?

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1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
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ReccebyStealth
Apr 11 2017, 07:59 PM
Pat,

Surely Orks had floatplanes?

:>


Haha it's an idea

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I recently picked up this Tamiya Aichi Seiran for this build. Only a few were built towards the end of the war, for a planned mission to bomb the locks of the panama canal. They were stored in a watertight hanger in specially built submarines and apparetly would have been launched in combat without the floats as it was expected to be a one way mission, and the submarine would high tail it once the plane was launched anyway! Apparently they were enroute to their only mission when the war ended, and as they had been painted in US colours to try and fool the defenders at the target, the crew dumped them overboard to avoid the US finding them in US colours (that's a scheme I'd like to do, but I can't find any pictures of them in US markings).

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Woolley
Mar 22 2017, 02:37 PM
BKirwan
Mar 22 2017, 01:32 PM
Mike
Good choice and I will be following your progress; have been planning on doing the same but for the Wexford planes. Have everything but time.

I can't help you with the photo unfortunately but maybe if you contact Karl Hayes he maybe able to help. He wrote the book "History of RAF and USN Air Service in Ireland 1913-1923". I might have an e-mail address somewhere. Send me a PM.


You could also put your question on the Wexford US Naval Station Wexford Facebook see Link to page.
Thanks! I'll have to check that page out.
Mike
See my PM, looking forward to your reply.
regards
Brian
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Joseph M

OK Guys,
Its kick off time. Lets see the flying boats and float planes begin.
I was just going through my ready use locker without going to the main stash in the attic and came up with a few to choose from.

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Yes it does have floats!
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Decisions, decisions, decisions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With the time frame of 6 months I hope to have at least two of these done along with some other projects that I'm working on.
Cheers
Joe M
Edited by Joseph M, Jun 5 2017, 11:26 PM.
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Glencoe Models 1/81 Curtiss Condor
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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