WWI Digest 2186 Topics covered in this issue include: 1) New to you? by skarver@banet.net 2) Re: New to you? by Ernest Thomas 3) Replica WWI Aircraft Fuselage Squadron Markings site by "Ray Boorman" 4) I'm Back by "John Glaser" 5) Re: I'm Back by Albatrosdv@aol.com 6) Re: Off topic question by Pedro e Francisca 7) Numbers & Letters by "Limon3" 8) Re: Numbers & Letters by "Ray Boorman" 9) Oldest US WW1 Vet Dies by Albatrosdv@aol.com 10) OT ships Card Models by "Ray Boorman" 11) Re: Movie listings by "Andy Kemp" 12) More Ebay Madness by "Peter Leonard" 13) Re: More Ebay Madness by Zulis@aol.com 14) Re: Numbers & Letters by "Limon3" 15) Re: Bristol M.1C - colours need by Witold Kozakiewicz 16) J68 machine by "Limon3" 17) Re: Any 'pure-ists' out there? (Anatra) by Steve Cox 18) Re: More Ebay Madness by Ernest Thomas 19) Re: Numbers & Letters by "David Calhoun" 20) Revell DH2 by Pedro e Francisca 21) Cockpit Profile 1 by "Charles and Linda Duckworth" 22) Re: Cockpit Profile 1 by Ernest Thomas 23) Re: More Ebay Madness by "Brad Gossen" 24) Re: Numbers & Letters by "Limon3" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 22:04:40 -0500 From: skarver@banet.net To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: New to you? Message-ID: <38C9B7C8.B8F40D11@banet.net> --------------5A77CA8735D569364EF4EE84 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit The two items at the Hannants pages below are surprises to this Braille-scaler. What about you? http://www.hannants.co.uk/cgi-bin/view.pl?v=ALL4801&p=1&d=n&c=&a=New+Arrivals&m=alliance&i=&t=All&s=&w=&h=25 http://www.hannants.co.uk/cgi-bin/view.pl?v=ALL4802&p=1&d=n&c=&a=New+Arrivals&m=alliance&i=&t=All&s=&w=&h=25 Stef --------------5A77CA8735D569364EF4EE84 Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit The two items at the Hannants pages below  are surprises to this Braille-scaler.  What about you?

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Stef --------------5A77CA8735D569364EF4EE84-- ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 21:38:01 -0600 From: Ernest Thomas To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: New to you? Message-ID: <38C9BF98.6D84C923@bellsouth.net> skarver@banet.net wrote: > The two items at the > Hannants pages below are > surprises to this > Braille-scaler. What > about you? Big surprise to me too. But what a nice one, yes? And so affordable too. E. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 21:33:39 -0800 From: "Ray Boorman" To: Subject: Replica WWI Aircraft Fuselage Squadron Markings site Message-ID: <002201bf8b1b$5afd70c0$9b1335d1@bconnected.net> Has anyone seen this site on their web browsing. http://www.janoff.com/nose_index.html Ray ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 23:56:59 -0600 From: "John Glaser" To: "WW1 Mail List \(E-mail\)" Subject: I'm Back Message-ID: <000e01bf8b1e$9e1ddc20$8d00000a@johnghome> Well, back subscribed after being gone for 10 days. Did a family bondage trip last weekend to west Texas & Mexico, immediately followed by a one week work adventure in south CA. Sorry RK, this trip was filled with clients, bosses and work, so no chance to get out your way. Did manage to sneak in a couple of hours this morning at Planes of Fame in Chino. Got to see the RK Gotha & Ni 28 diorama in the flesh. Both are most impressive! I did register a complaint about the Gotha though. It's on the *bottom* shelf of the display case. So there I was on hands & knees in front of it drooling on the floor. Beautiful work RK. Tom Cleaver: are any of the models in the cases there yours? Inquiring Texan minds want to know :-) Picked up an interesting guide in the gift shop covering over 900 aircraft museums in Canada & the US. Lists the museums by location in the front and then an index by aircraft in the back. Don't know how accurate it is. It still lists the place in Alabama where the OT replicas(?) collection was sold & dispersed. If anyone's interested, I'll post author, publisher, etc. after I dig it out of my bag. Incidentally Matt B., the guide lists a restraint in Tustin, CA called the Nieuport 17. If I'd found more time, I would have stopped to swipe an itty-bitty matchbook or placemat for you. Maybe RK or Tom can get one for you. Not much OT to do in El Paso or Juarez. However, I did learn that Black Jack Pershing's "punitive" expedition to Mexico was launched from Ft Bliss. That's pretty close to OT since it led to Mexican hysteria in the country, which led to over reaction to the Zimmerman telegram, which led to..... Also was the first use of military aviation by the USA. Anyway, its great to be back in God's country (Texas) and re-subscribed to the list. - JG ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 01:26:57 EST From: Albatrosdv@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: I'm Back Message-ID: In a message dated 3/11/100 1:01:44 AM EST, Jasta11@pdq.net writes: << Did manage to sneak in a couple of hours this morning at Planes of Fame in Chino. Got to see the RK Gotha & Ni 28 diorama in the flesh. Both are most impressive! I did register a complaint about the Gotha though. It's on the *bottom* shelf of the display case. So there I was on hands & knees in front of it drooling on the floor. Beautiful work RK. Ed is going to put the Gotha in a case of its own soon. Tom Cleaver: are any of the models in the cases there yours? Inquiring Texan minds want to know :-) About 350 of them. All Braille-Scale, mostly WW2 Ace's planes (in the cases along all the walls). It's contributions like that that get you into the tail gun position of the B-25 to shoot P-40Cs. :-) >> Tom Cleaver ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 09:51:51 +0000 From: Pedro e Francisca To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Off topic question Message-ID: <38CA1736.9BD91E9E@mail.telepac.pt> Albatrosdv@aol.com wrote: > In a message dated 3/10/100 2:13:21 PM EST, tbittners@sprintmail.com writes: > > << Does anybody know if there are sites out there dedicated to 'tweeners? >> > > My modeling pages at The Aeronut have a 'Tweener section. Also, in the photo > gallery, there are numerous a2a shots of airplanes from that period. > > Tom Matt, The List's own Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton has a site specifically dedicated to golden age a/c (I take it that 'tweener" means between the wars, right?) Pedro ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 20:08:09 -0800 From: "Limon3" To: "Multiple recipients of list" Subject: Numbers & Letters Message-ID: <000101bf8bd8$9461d6e0$c6bf113f@f4w2s5> I hope this hasn't been beaten to death, but one of the more frustrating stages of finishing a model is to not have the serial i.d. in decal form of the model you're building. Is there any source, or any ideas on Alb. tail #s in particular? I've been trying to build Muller's comet Alb., but would also like to put the proper number on the tail. Any ideas? Gabe. ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 08:46:05 -0800 From: "Ray Boorman" To: Subject: Re: Numbers & Letters Message-ID: <000d01bf8b79$4b7c3c40$9b1335d1@bconnected.net> Gabe, I have found that I can get close, in fact usually match most number appearances with either Railroad decals from microscale or letraset dry transfers. For example I am will be decaling my DFW in the next day or so (once the rigging is finished). Now this model came with no decals but I can get most of the ones I need from unused decals. Only two areas are a problem. One is the numbers and the other is a 6 pointed star made from interleaved triangles of two different colours. (I am doing this in white and black). Well I went to a railroad model store in Vancouver and searched through the bin of microscale decals. I found #87-627 Conrail Diesel Locomotives numbers. This has two sets of stripes and numbers in multiple sizes and fonts. One is in Black the other in white. Probably enough for 6 models. This is just one of literally hundreds of different number board decals for different engines and periods so you can usually match what you need from these. Whilst your in the railroad store look at all the other stuff they have. Brass wire, blacken it, handrails, railroad tie material, really nice wood in strips for scrathbuilding all sorts of things from trestles to cockpit frames etc etc the places are veritable paradises for the beginnings of parts you normally have to scratch build. (Just spend some time poking through all the parts you'll find load and loads of bits and pieces you can use for scratchbuilding). hth's Ray ----- Original Message ----- From: Limon3 To: Multiple recipients of list Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2000 8:14 AM Subject: Numbers & Letters > I hope this hasn't been beaten to death, but one of the more frustrating > stages of finishing a model is to not have the serial i.d. in decal form of > the model you're building. Is there any source, or any ideas on Alb. > tail #s in particular? I've been trying to build Muller's comet Alb., but > would also like to put the proper number on the tail. Any ideas? Gabe. > > > > ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 12:36:44 EST From: Albatrosdv@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Oldest US WW1 Vet Dies Message-ID: This, from this morning's Los Angeles Times: Dorothy Kohlars, an Army nurse in France during World War I who at 104 may have been the oldest American veteran, died Monday at the Veterans Home of California in Barstow. Kohlars, who had vowed to live into the 21st Century, died in her sleep. Born in Hannover, Mass., in 1895, Kohlars graduated from nursing school in 1918 and joined the US Army Nurse Corps. She was sent to France, one of 200 nurses staffing an Allied hospital near the Meuse-Argonne front. She cared for the wounded in hospital tents lit by a flashlight and visited by a doctor only once a week. Bandages and other basic supplies were often in short supply. Even eight decades after the Great War ended, she could recount in grim detail the rumble and boom of artillery and warplanes and what it was like to deal with the carnage of war in such primitive conditions. "I wandered around in the dark feeling pulses, and I once put my hand into an open chest." In December 1998 she was awarded the French National Order of the Legion of Honor, France's highest honor. She was the first woman and among the first 100 American veterans to receive the award. She collected stamps, shunned computers and credit cards, and got around the Barstow facility on an electric scooter until a few weeks ago. She offered no recipe for a long life, noting only that she lived a full life and never drank, smoked, or abused drugs. A chapel at the Barstow Veteran's Home will be named after the woman the staff called "Miss Dorothy." ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 09:39:43 -0800 From: "Ray Boorman" To: Subject: OT ships Card Models Message-ID: <002a01bf8b80$c97ab480$9b1335d1@bconnected.net> For some reason I was browsing over some card model sites and found this. http://www.digitalnavy.com/dreadnought/index.html http://www.digitalnavy.com/html/downloads.html whilst not quite OT its close, has anyone ever built any card models. I have been looking for OT ships and it would seem there are a wealth of inexpensive ones in card. Are these reasonably easy to build?? If you have any info on Card model ships please contact me offlist. Thanks Ray ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 18:05:58 -0000 From: "Andy Kemp" To: Subject: Re: Movie listings Message-ID: <002501bf8b85$352e4800$0a4c8cd4@675> Aaaaaaah! Summer's coming :-) > It do raise goosebumps don't it Dave? Old Warden on a still summer evening > is a place to be, that's when they put up the old timers. ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 18:45:53 GMT From: "Peter Leonard" To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: More Ebay Madness Message-ID: <20000311184553.58347.qmail@hotmail.com> Here, for those not yet completleyy numbed to the excesses seen in OT trading on Ebay, is an Aurora Spad: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=275665398 Bids in excess of $125 are invited, needless to say there are no takers. I like the old Aurora kits and their clones, and they still account for a substantial part of my model collection, but really!! Peter L ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 14:26:25 EST From: Zulis@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: More Ebay Madness Message-ID: <28.2d3e6f7.25fbf7e1@aol.com> Peter writes; << Here, for those not yet completleyy numbed to the excesses seen in OT trading on Ebay, is an Aurora Spad: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=275665398 Bids in excess of $125 are invited, needless to say there are no takers. I like the old Aurora kits and their clones, and they still account for a substantial part of my model collection, but really!! >> I buy a few things from ebay and have generally managed to keep myself from getting involved in the silly ones, but the thing that amazes me is that for each one of those outrageously priced purchases, there had to be at least TWO clowns willing to spend about that much money! Hard to imagine.... Dave Z nb: just put the top wing on the 1/72 Eduard Albatros. I think this is my new favorite WWI kit - everything goes together beautifully. Tonight - we start playing with thread.... ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 23:32:50 -0800 From: "Limon3" To: Subject: Re: Numbers & Letters Message-ID: <000601bf8bf5$2c87aa00$a9bf113f@f4w2s5> Thanks Ray. I'll give it a try. That's what I appreciate most about the list members, they're always very helpful at anytime. Tks again. -----Original Message----- From: Ray Boorman To: Multiple recipients of list Date: Saturday, March 11, 2000 8:46 AM Subject: Re: Numbers & Letters >Gabe, > I have found that I can get close, in fact usually match most number >appearances with either Railroad decals from microscale or letraset dry >transfers. For example I am will be decaling my DFW in the next day or so >(once the rigging is finished). Now this model came with no decals but I can >get most of the ones I need from unused decals. Only two areas are a >problem. One is the numbers and the other is a 6 pointed star made from >interleaved triangles of two different colours. (I am doing this in white >and black). Well I went to a railroad model store in Vancouver and searched >through the bin of microscale decals. I found #87-627 Conrail Diesel >Locomotives numbers. This has two sets of stripes and numbers in multiple >sizes and fonts. One is in Black the other in white. Probably enough for 6 >models. This is just one of literally hundreds of different number board >decals for different engines and periods so you can usually match what you >need from these. > >Whilst your in the railroad store look at all the other stuff they have. >Brass wire, blacken it, handrails, railroad tie material, really nice wood >in strips for scrathbuilding all sorts of things from trestles to cockpit >frames etc etc the places are veritable paradises for the beginnings of >parts you normally have to scratch build. (Just spend some time poking >through all the parts you'll find load and loads of bits and pieces you can >use for scratchbuilding). > > >hth's Ray > > >----- Original Message ----- >From: Limon3 >To: Multiple recipients of list >Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2000 8:14 AM >Subject: Numbers & Letters > > >> I hope this hasn't been beaten to death, but one of the more frustrating >> stages of finishing a model is to not have the serial i.d. in decal form >of >> the model you're building. Is there any source, or any ideas on Alb. >> tail #s in particular? I've been trying to build Muller's comet Alb., but >> would also like to put the proper number on the tail. Any ideas? Gabe. >> >> >> >> > ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 20:45:55 +0100 From: Witold Kozakiewicz To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Bristol M.1C - colours need Message-ID: <38CAA273.D3DF4788@bgamld.bg.am.lodz.pl> Thanks, now I'm sure about that light blue on C4907. -- Witold Kozakiewicz ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 00:42:43 -0800 From: "Limon3" To: "Multiple recipients of list" Subject: J68 machine Message-ID: <000101bf8bfe$eff61860$15bf113f@f4w2s5> Can anyone help me identify the pilot of the Alb. DVa from Jasta 68 whose plane is illustrated in the "Jasta Pilots?" It's marked with what looks like a greyhound balancing a ball inside a black circle. The s/n is 7290/17. tia, Gabe. ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 20:50:18 +0000 From: Steve Cox To: Subject: Re: Any 'pure-ists' out there? (Anatra) Message-ID: It's not as miniscule as it should be. I made it before I saw Pedro's pictures, a mid-life update is required I think. Regards Steve =========================================== steve@oldglebe.freeserve.co.uk http://www.oldglebe.freeserve.co.uk If I didn't spend so much time on line I'd get some models finished ================ > From: bucky@ptdprolog.net > Reply-To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu > Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 20:42:17 -0500 (EST) > To: Multiple recipients of list > Subject: Re: Any 'pure-ists' out there? (Anatra) > > > > Steve Cox wrote: > >> Sorry this is late. It is the propeller mounting for the generator/fuel >> pump. That's what I see in a picture of the machine in Prague. I ditched the >> plastic circle and fitted a tiny propeller on my model > > Steve > That thing must be miniscule! I think I'll go along with your and Shane's > idea and leave the plastic off, however. > Mike > > ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 14:51:54 -0600 From: Ernest Thomas To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: More Ebay Madness Message-ID: <38CAB1E9.F5F96DEF@bellsouth.net> On the upside, I brought home a Polar Lights guillotine for 20.00 today. And all the way home, I was laughing at the vendor in Orlando who wanted 350.00 for his Aroura issue. E. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 15:55:57 -0800 From: "David Calhoun" To: Subject: Re: Numbers & Letters Message-ID: <004901bf8d47$aedd5b00$a3093ccc@oemcomputer> Albatros tail numbers are included on the Jasta 5 sheet by Americal/Gryphon in 1/48 scale (I assume the 72nd sheet contains these also). There is a large amount of numbers and slashes, allowing you to make any serial number by piecing the digits together. The markings for Jasta 5 are also nice, and there are prop logos for numerous makers. Dave Calhoun -----Original Message----- From: Limon3 To: Multiple recipients of list Date: Saturday, March 11, 2000 8:12 AM Subject: Numbers & Letters >I hope this hasn't been beaten to death, but one of the more frustrating >stages of finishing a model is to not have the serial i.d. in decal form of >the model you're building. Is there any source, or any ideas on Alb. >tail #s in particular? I've been trying to build Muller's comet Alb., but >would also like to put the proper number on the tail. Any ideas? Gabe. > > > ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 21:13:42 +0000 From: Pedro e Francisca To: WW1 modeling list Subject: Revell DH2 Message-ID: <38CAB705.E70530D4@mail.telepac.pt> one on ebay 277743210 Pedro ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 16:32:02 -0600 From: "Charles and Linda Duckworth" To: "ww1FAQ" Subject: Cockpit Profile 1 Message-ID: <000d01bf8ba9$ca8c7600$fe2c57d8@cnlduckwor> There's a new series of German softcover books out, titled "Cockpit Profile" I picked up volume 1 today at my local St. Louis hobby shop ($14.95). First volume covers many on topic a/c starting with color cover shot of a Rumpler Taube. Interior color is of Fokkers EIII and DVII Clear cockpit shots of the AEG GIV, Albatros DIII, Fokker DrI (no instruments shown other than the compass), Gotha GI, Halberstadt D cockpit, and many others. Publisher is Flugzeug Publikations GmbH, Thomas-Mann-Strate 3, 89257 Illerissen. The other four series were 1930's era Junkers and other German civilian a/c with and WWII a/c in the rest of the series. Apparently these aren't hard to come by per the shop owner. Charlie ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 17:11:49 -0600 From: Ernest Thomas To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Cockpit Profile 1 Message-ID: <38CAD2B4.2E06CE6F@bellsouth.net> Charles and Linda Duckworth wrote: > There's a new series of German softcover books out, titled "Cockpit > Profile" The local shop here just got those yesterday, and I went to pick up Vol 1 today, but one of the guys in the local chapter beat me too it. I did get to peruse it though. Not too much to add to what Charlie says, other than I now have a copy on order. Great looking pub. Wish I could read Deustch. E. ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 18:11:51 -0500 From: "Brad Gossen" To: Subject: Re: More Ebay Madness Message-ID: <003401bf8baf$3016c700$b18c5ad1@The_Grenade.Workgroup> Hmmm... makes one wonder if 'Buzz', the scourge of the upper east coast model show, has discovered the internet. -----Original Message----- From: Peter Leonard To: Multiple recipients of list Date: Saturday, March 11, 2000 1:52 PM Subject: More Ebay Madness >Here, for those not yet completleyy numbed to the excesses seen in OT >trading on Ebay, is an Aurora Spad: > > http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=275665398 > >Bids in excess of $125 are invited, needless to say there are no takers. I >like the old Aurora kits and their clones, and they still account for a >substantial part of my model collection, but really!! > >Peter L >______________________________________________________ >Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > > ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 04:06:59 -0800 From: "Limon3" To: Subject: Re: Numbers & Letters Message-ID: <000a01bf8c1b$7925f6c0$9abf113f@f4w2s5> Thanks a bunch, Dave. I just ordered some AH camo from A/G, and have used his decals before. This is good to know. Thanks again. -----Original Message----- From: David Calhoun To: Multiple recipients of list Date: Saturday, March 11, 2000 12:57 PM Subject: Re: Numbers & Letters >Albatros tail numbers are included on the Jasta 5 sheet by Americal/Gryphon >in 1/48 scale (I assume the 72nd sheet contains these also). There is a >large amount of numbers and slashes, allowing you to make any serial number >by piecing the digits together. The markings for Jasta 5 are also nice, and >there are prop logos for numerous makers. >Dave Calhoun >-----Original Message----- >From: Limon3 >To: Multiple recipients of list >Date: Saturday, March 11, 2000 8:12 AM >Subject: Numbers & Letters > > >>I hope this hasn't been beaten to death, but one of the more frustrating >>stages of finishing a model is to not have the serial i.d. in decal form of >>the model you're building. Is there any source, or any ideas on Alb. >>tail #s in particular? I've been trying to build Muller's comet Alb., but >>would also like to put the proper number on the tail. Any ideas? Gabe. >> >> >> > > ------------------------------ End of WWI Digest 2186 **********************