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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2006 - 02:45 PM UTC
Greetings all;

Just a quick memo from the "early aviation" forum over on Aeroscale. If there is anything concerning stringbags you have a question about, feel free to chime in. I will do my best to show up here and provide more than a URL if you like.
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2006 - 06:16 PM UTC
Hi Steven, nice to see you here We spoke to the guys from "Cross and Cackade" at Telford ( they wanted Nige's (Lampie) Harricature, of his Dazzle Camel, for the inside front cover of an up coming issue. They were also surprised that the WW 1 stuff that we had on display, including my Eduard Fokker D.VII, were not in the competition. So some of us intend to enter next year so we will definately will be calling on you. I haven't forgotten my Camel and Bristol Fighter, I have just been too busy to do any modelling. Another reason that I'm holding back is that there appears to be an upsurge of WW 1 kits in 1/32. I think that that is a perfect scale for the eara and I was waiting to see if it will be worth concentrating in that scale. What do you think?

Mal
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 04:52 PM UTC
Greetings Mal;

Yes I have been a loyal member of C&C Intl. since 1979. Good folks there. I was heavily hooked up with their old guard. The middle guard in office now are decent folks for the most part. Mick Davis is a good sort or at least has been to me. If you check my profile you can see the list of articles I have done for them. They are;

20 #1 1989 “Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel Nr.36"
20 #2 1989 “Althaus!”
21 #1 1990 “Feasting on a Do-Do” The Albatros D.III German & Austrian.
22 #2 1991 “Kest 1a - a thirty two day Tour of Duty”
23 #2 1992 “Dicta Richthofen”
24 #2 1993 “Arid Haven -Champlin Fighter Museum”
25 #2 1994 “Jasta 7 under Kobes Pt.I” ... J. Jacobs commanding
25 #3 1994 “Jasta 7 under Kobes Pt.II”
25 #4 1994 “Charge of the Yellow Ram -138 th Aero Sqdn”
26 #3 1995 “The Green Knight, Max von Mulzer”
27 #2 1996 “Kobes in FFA 11"
29 #1 1998 “To Capture the Rainbow... 94th Aero Showbirds”
29 #2 1998 “Sketches and Descriptions-Kobes”
30 #4 1999 “Pfalz D.XII a Workhorse in Foreign Fields”
31 #2 2000 “Photos & Combat Log of Jasta 14"
31 #2 2000 “Photos & Combat Log of Jasta 30"
32 #1 2001 “Sanctuary- Lafayette Foundation”
34 #3 2003 “Photos of Smith IV - Cockpit.”
37 #2 2006 “Billy Bones - an accounting of the 31st Aero Sqdn at Issoudon”
37 #2 2006 “Issoudon 3rd A.I.C.”

For my part 1/32 is fine for highly detailed displays. Just my opinion but you can't get away with just the basics in this scale. Since I usually go for more with my builds at 1/48 it is not a large problem. But to strictly focus on 1/32 there are some things to consider.

Cost ...usually 2 - 3 times that of a plastic 1/48 scale kit. ($100.00 USD per kit on average.)

Size ... Open cockpits need details and certain kits are just sparse by nature. You will need to add surface detail that is probably not molded in yet.

Accuracy.. in this scale turnbuckles need to look like turnbuckles. Wiring and plumbing need to be present. Again it will depend on the kit you buy. There are several that you will have to work hard to get in good shape for a contest. There are one or two that are exemplary.
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 05:03 PM UTC
Then there are some people that are phenominal. Here is a current project in 1/32 from a fellow in Norway.


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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 05:22 PM UTC
Point taken Stephen, I'll stick to 1/48, for the time being

Wow an amazing diorama, in the making there, I just love the idea of the kid with the stick and friends looking on, amazing.
Mal
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 05:28 PM UTC
WOW
Thats an amazing diorama.
Im with you Mal,,,Im going to stick to 1:72,,and a foray into 1:48 with the Eduard weekend editions.
I had an email from the Cross and Cockade people today and the Dazzle Camel and Harricature should appear in the next issue.
They were asking for contact details for Harri and I gave them his email address.
Can you buy C+C in the shops or do you have to subscribe to recieve it?
Nige
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 01:18 AM UTC

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They were asking for contact details for Harri and I gave them his email address.


That's good, I'll let Harri know. It would be great to see some more of his work turn up in the CC
Mal
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Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 08:28 AM UTC
Here is a bit of fun Nige & Mal.
http://www.crossandcockade.com
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007 - 03:46 PM UTC
Let me please invite all you Bulldogs to join in the Bloody April 1917 Air Campaign! Stand up an represent folks.
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 04:46 PM UTC
Greetings all;

While we have a few participants, let me say that the "Emipre Needs You!" We need more Brits to hammer out some of he Empire Aces for the April 1917 Air Campaign.