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Offline NigelR

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Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« on: August 12, 2018, 12:11:57 AM »
Hi all,

The latest issue of the Great War SIG newsletter is available to download for free from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CxqtYOB3h0onzKKFOvm7glF4HmibbuIX/view

Lots of aircraft and figure-related content this time, with news and reviews of kits and books. Also an article on mining operations on the Weestern Front.

You don't have to be a SIG member to access it, if you do want to join up, just contact us at great.war.gig at gmail.com.

Cheers,

Nigel

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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 12:34:27 AM »
Thanks for the reminder, Nigel! As a long-time Great War SIG-fanatic, I really do appreciate every new issue of their newsletter.
Richard

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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 01:49:20 AM »
Thanks so much! I was pleased to see Mike's article on his wonderful Spad build which I followed on here.

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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 04:23:12 PM »
Just read with great interest the article in this issue on aircraft weathering. You make some valid points regarding accuracy and realism versus artistic license. It has made me rethink my approach to the finish on my current kit. I'd be curious to see what others on the forum think. Great read, thanks for the heads up.

Dave Rickard
Rockhampton QLD

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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 06:13:47 PM »
As always an outstanding publication and highly recommended! The latest issue is chock full of great articles and photos with news and model builds galore.

Dave Wilson
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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 12:44:02 AM »
As always an outstanding publication and highly recommended! The latest issue is chock full of great articles and photos with news and model builds galore.

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia

I echo Dave's endorsement; I just finished it "cover to cover" and it's a very enjoyable and informative product. The amount of effort put forth by the staff is impressive to say the very least!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 01:41:29 AM »
Since I saw these great pages for the first time I get back frequently and enjoy reading. The thoughts regarding weathering and „modelling porn“ were in fact an interesting read (although I simply like postshaded wings...) and I also loved the diorama with the 25cm Minenwerfer under attack as I am currently working on a similar project with the new CSM Minenwerfer.
Andreas
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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 09:29:27 AM »
Is the contact great.war.gig or sig?
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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 07:12:06 PM »
I read all issues. Lots of informations and a huge bunch of worthful informations. I am very happy for this great source of informations.
https://sites.google.com/site/greatwarsig/Resources
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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2018, 04:36:03 AM »
Hi all,

Thanks for the feedback, glad everyone finds it of interest. Any of you attending Scale ModelWorld must come and say hello!

Is the contact great.war.gig or sig?
The contact email is great.war.sig at gmail.com.

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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2018, 06:53:32 PM »
Greetings Andreas

If you are working on a Minenwerfer, this image from Sir Peter Jackson's Great War Exhibition in NZ might be of use?



The scene depicts soldiers in a trench with a British tank rolling over the top of them



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Re: Great War SIG August 2018 now available, and it's still free!
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2018, 05:53:02 AM »
Dave, Thank you very much for posting these images!

In fact one of my long time projects is a Mark I Tank from September 1916 crossing a German trench at the Somme and in fact this awesome work you posted here gave me the inspiration (especially the officer firing in total despair his Luger at the beast). That’s a very strong and impressive scene in my opinion.
Oddly the placing of the Minenwerfer doesn’t explain itself for me. The Minenwerfers (in this case it is a 17cm one I think) were placed in the first trench lines, but always in a widened, special area where the crew (6 men were necessary to man this guns) had enough space to do their job. This is obviously not the case here. It stands in a trench of normal widths. And besides of that the wheels are still attached to the Lafette which made it impossible to fire the Minenwerfer. It could be the case that the gun was on its way to its placement when the tanks broke through, but then the wooden beams for manhandling the Minenwerfer would have to be there. I am sure the makers of this diorama here had their certain reasons why they placed the Minenwerfer like they did, I simply cannot understand what is going on with it.

As soon as I am home from holidays I will post some in progress pics of my attempts to show a 25cm Minenwerfer in a frontline trench.

Best regards
Andreas
"Deux armées aux prises, c'est une grande armée qui se suicide."
Barbusse.
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Remarque.