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airwarrior
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Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 01:47 PM UTC
huh? anybody want o do a WW1 campaign after the bob campaign?could be fun..........something new for some people..........
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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 10:58 PM UTC
That would be great, I'd love it !
It would be the kick in my butt to start working on a WWI project.
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Posted: Friday, May 23, 2003 - 11:48 AM UTC
Count me in! My temp job ends in early June, so it's "model the day away" and I've 5 WWI kites on the bench. Rob
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Posted: Friday, May 23, 2003 - 12:49 PM UTC
Count me in. Never done a WWI aircraft before.
airwarrior
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 12:06 PM UTC
cool...............MAybe we should set up a couple guidlines and when the time comes around........start the campaign..........that is of course if we have enough people,,,,,,,
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2003 - 02:13 AM UTC
:-) Count me in, I also have never build a WW I aircraft but would love to have ago :-)
Mal
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2003 - 01:28 PM UTC
cool...........getting a small band of people........maybe we can start this after the BoB campaign like I said before.......
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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2003 - 10:56 PM UTC
I think it's going to be hard to gather enough people for a real campaign.
But we can still do an unofficial group build !
airwarrior
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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 08:25 AM UTC
yeah I think most people are wanting to do an f-14 group build.......but that might not even start to I think.........December??........anyways any group build......small,unoficial..........official,or large,will be fun
airwarrior
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2003 - 06:28 AM UTC
hey! I JUST SAW A NEW POST THAT ASKED ABOUT WW1 BUILDERS!! AND THEY MENTIONED A CAMPAIGN.........SEEMS LIKE TIME TO BRING THIS UP AGAIN!!Anyone up? (++)
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2003 - 07:39 AM UTC
Shoot...I haven't built an aircraft model since I was in my teens but even I'd jump on a WWI campaign. There are a lot of wars besides WWII that need some modelling love! :-)
airwarrior
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2003 - 07:41 AM UTC
I know.....It seems that no one pays attention to ww1 and korea alot..........all they do is ww2...........
ModlrMike
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2003 - 08:54 AM UTC
WW1 campaign sounds good to me.
Potroast
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2003 - 09:06 AM UTC
In Flanders Field

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)


Except for grainy movies, still photos, and poems like this, World War I is far removed from people's minds. World War II has a lot of imagery associated with it and is the archetypical good vs. evil story, while WWI, the Korean War, and other conflicts were more political in nature and not as interesting to some. I sincerely hope that more people find an interest in other conflicts and periods of history.

Anyway...even if it's an unofficial WWI campaign I think you'd find more people signing up than you would initially guess.
Bender
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2003 - 01:20 PM UTC
hmm, looks like Im gonna have to scramble and find a WWI ac to build, this could be a fun experience

Bender
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2003 - 01:29 PM UTC
If you don't have enough money to spend on a kit we could make a no scale preference so you can get a cheap 3.00$ 1/72 kit...which you cab still super detail.
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2003 - 02:02 PM UTC
Oh good Idea Air. That way my wife won't use me for target practice when I mess up the first three models
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 07:35 AM UTC
Count me in !
airwarrior
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 07:47 AM UTC
Ok..........I think we have enough people to start a campaign......lets lay down some rules and regs.........
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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 07:48 AM UTC
On the other hand, if you have a bit more money to spend, you could get yourself an eduard kit in 1/48th scale. They are great.
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 09:03 AM UTC
I'm game - still got a trio of Revell 1/28 specials that need something more than the stock markings


If worse comes to worse, we could shuffle all the 1/28 building masochists into a separate campaign
Holdfast
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 10:36 AM UTC
:-) Just a thought. Although I personally would like to see this as just a WW I campaign, it might be an idea to open it up to any Bi-plane? That would let those in that might be a bit put off by all that rigging. :-)
Mal
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 10:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

:-) Just a thought. Although I personally would like to see this as just a WW I campaign, it might be an idea to open it up to any Bi-plane? That would let those in that might be a bit put off by all that rigging. :-)
Mal

Fine with me Mal............It would also open up ww2 again tho................
Holdfast
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 11:00 AM UTC
:-)
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It would also open up ww2 again tho


Thats why I say I would prefer for it to stay just WW I, but we need 10 for a campaign. Just a thought to increase the numbers. We could ask to have this "rule" waived, as there aren't so many aircraft modellers, which would be my prefered option. Or, just had another thought, what about combining 2 campaigns. The idea being to tackle something that many are a bit scared of. One is WW I, because of extra wings and rigging. Two could be NMF.
Mind you I suppose that could put off many aswell?
Mal
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 11:00 AM UTC
Remember that not all WWI aircraft had rigging...the Albatross and Fokker D-VIII come to mind. Hopefully people will realize that rigging isn't a necessity.

How about any WWI biplane or monoplane that saw active duty during WW I, and any marking or insignia should represent a WW I squadron, country, etc.? These rules aren't really that far removed from the rules of the Battle of Britain campaign and would help keep the spirit of the WW I theme.

As for rules...how about the plane and no more than three or four figures? Maybe have two categories...a single plane category and a diorama category? Any scale up to 1/32?

Air's the boss on this one...just throwing out ideas.

[Edit: Because words are hard.]