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    Zeppelins, Zeppelins, Zeppelins. They seem to be everywhere around here. We are adding the cars and gun stations. Reminds me of a decade ago . . .

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    Awe, a baby Zeppelin has arrived from Shapeways, Daryl's (RAF) amazing 1/288 scale treasure!

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    More fun from the elves!

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    Baby Zep. was my first immediate reaction. All the Zeps look fantastic.

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    A half scale zepp would work quite nice for a game.
    Karl
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    I think it just highlights how amazing David's work is at 1:144 scale! If I tried to make a 1:144 zeppelin for Shapeways, it would probably have to be in four sections and would cost $600-$1200. (It does work nicely for the handful of us with 1:285-1:300 planes, though.)

    There's probably nothing you could put on the table at a convention that would attract more attention than a 1:144 zeppelin (once we get past Covid). Ares should sponsor them at every major show and keep a stock of two-plane starter boxes on the side, ready to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Zeppelins, Zeppelins, Zeppelins. They seem to be everywhere around here. We are adding the cars and gun stations. Reminds me of a decade ago . . .
    Beauties all David !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Those zeppelins are incredible Cannot imagine how intimidating one would be in a game

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    Absolutely Beautiful! I think I would need a bigger gaming table.

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    I think you have built more air ships then were really built. Great job as always.

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    They're fantastic!

    I love mine!

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    Amazing buddy - Yea I've seen Tim's at shows and it really is a major attraction One of these days we should have an event where someone must land on it with a Nieuport. But I'm not sure Tim would approve

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelbeagle View Post
    Absolutely Beautiful! I think I would need a bigger gaming table.



    Pretty much fills mine ...
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    Wow David! The elves really got it going good. Those are most impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Zeppelins, Zeppelins, Zeppelins. They seem to be everywhere around here. We are adding the cars and gun stations. Reminds me of a decade ago . . .

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    More fun from the elves!
    Oh wow, these are just amazing creations Dave!

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    My last order from Shapeways came just before the end of last month. I didn't finish them until the end of the month and just took the pictures today. The first two are Caudron G IV's. One is Belgum and the other a French one.

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    Just try to imagine the bravery of the crew, going into combat in one of these! Love it!

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    Yes and that is later version of the plane.

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    Here are the next two I did this month, so far. Two AEG GIII's. I saw the camo of the blue one in the Aeronaut book I have on them so I did one like that.

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    Planes are RAF (Daryl) and decals are from the Drom and MISCMINI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Just try to imagine the bravery of the crew, going into combat in one of these! Love it!
    There's not much to them !


    At least it had a pair of engines the G.III had only one ..

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Nice photos. Thanks for posting them. I only had what I could find on the web to see what they may have been painted like. I guess I came close.

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    Here are the next two I did. Two AEG C IV's. I did one last month and I like the way these planes look so I bought two more. One is in Turkish markings. Again a color plate in the Aeronaut book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    There's not much to them !

    At least it had a pair of engines the G.III had only one ..
    I've got some video I took from 2008 of a GIII taking off from Old Rhinebeck, quite exciting! - must try and dig it out at some point

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    When visited Old Rhinebeck there wass nothing going on so didn't get to see anything in the air. Did have a great time just roaming around and taking our time walking around the area. Hope you can find those photos.

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    Here is another plane, AGO CIIW, from my last order. There were only 2 built but I thought it was something different. They were numbered 539 & 586 but I don' have that number so I used 535.

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    Nothing special but something different that I added to my floatplane group.

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    On the virtual workbench... still refining the details and translating to smaller scales...

    We have lots of Gotha G.Vs available, but it was the Gotha G.IV that performed daylight raids on London. The biggest difference is the much larger engine nacelles -- in the G.V the tanks were moved to the fuselage to reduce the risk of fire.

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    Bob, can you do a straight down photo of the top of the Ago C.IIW? I'm trying to design a card and I need to see now much of the floats and struts are visible from above.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Gunner tryouts at the Clipperdome . . .

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    Birthday gift from my younger son Andrew, knows his dad!

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    Bob, Awesome planes!

    Clipper, your work is amazing!

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    I like that painting -- it's like what Van Gogh would have painted if he was living in London in 1916.

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    Here is top down you asked for.

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    Forgot to mention that the Caudron G III/AEG G III & AEG CIV are RAF (Daryl) models and the AGO CIIW is by our own jbmacek (Columbia Aerodrome in Shapeways). Decals are MISCMINI and from the Aerodrome store.

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    Clipper himself is caught checking over the Elves outrigger assembly, nearing the finish line! Mrs. Clipper wants her table back soon!

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    More amazing work David, most of us can only sit and drool in wonder.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Lots of cool planes Bob. Your output is amazing.

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    Daryl, that Gotha G.IV will be a nice addition to our fleets. Daylight raids and there were more of them than the G.Vs, whats not to love!

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    I think Clipper's Elves have a sinister plan. They have made more Zepps than Imperial Germany!

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    Here is the last of my last order. It is a SPAD XIV floatplane. Not sure of what color to paint it so I painted it like the DD 8 I did last month. Model is by jbmacek-aerodrome member- with MISCMINI decals. Bought a set of the GRIFFON decals he has so used one on this plane.

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    Again something different you don't see everyday.

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    So much activity on all fronts. The Ottoman's, Imperial Zeppelins hovering just offshore under fire, and planes, planes, planes. Projects galore! Keep up the great work. I've stalled on my WW1 armor but plan to push forward with all this inspiration.

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    That's a good looking aircraft Bob.

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    After my 1st seaplane/float plane/flying boat. I find them to be pretty cool looking. I have another in my next Shapeway order.
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    oh oh oh those look amazing dave!!! i can almost hear their engines!

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    Not so much what's on the work bench, but what's come off the work bench - most recently some terrain and a few years of painting. This is the Battle of Mockern, 16th October, 1813 - the northern sector of the Battle of Leipzig (aka the Battle of Nations). The largest battle in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars - over a half million troops were engaged. I first planned this in 2012 but it's taken a long time. The current battle is by email with 2 players in Australia and in Canada. The game has over 1700 miniatures. WoG has taken a back seat as a result. A few photos...

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    Yeah, some people call me crazy! Beautiful work, a true labor of artistry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Yeah, some people call me crazy! Beautiful work, a true labor of artistry!
    Says the man with more Zeppelins than the Germans in WWI.

    Thanks, David.

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    Wow, Paul that is awesome!

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    Incredible minis Paul. What rules do you use? I've played Mockern using Napoleon's Battles. Tough battle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelbeagle View Post
    Wow, Paul that is awesome!
    Thanks, Dan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Incredible minis Paul. What rules do you use? I've played Mockern using Napoleon's Battles. Tough battle!
    Thanks, Peter. I’m using Field of Glory version 2. I like it’s level of abstraction which captures key corps commander decisions which include not just when and where to commit troops but also the allocation of corps resources.

    It is a tough battle.

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    Having been inspired by Flying Helmut's Belgium Camel I had to do one as well. Thanks for the advice Flying Helmut! Ares plane with decals from Misc Mini, Valom kit, and I-94/Decal Details. Came out pretty good.

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    Now Olieslagers has a wingman!

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    Nice work Dan, that looks really good.
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