Slavo Hazucha Beautiful job and a super-inspiring display how far one can go with the Airfix kit... Really captures the "simple & calm beauty of flight" message the Tiger Moth communicates every time I see a picture or video of it.
May not have the complexity of exposed helo rotors & interiors, but you cut it so precise it calls out of the photos just like the real plane. Top notch & beautiful subject!
René "Bilbo" Bartholemy Next to all that has been said, there's another thing that I absolutely adore: no weathering. The plane looks brand new and that's somehow making it even more impressive.
Add any number of superlatives here...
21. September, 05:46
bughunter You were too fast with the build - in the newsletter of Special Hobby was now a lot of nice accessories
Daniel Klink Wunderschönes Ergebnis Bernhard.
Du baust diese Golden Era Flieger wirklich wie kein zweiter Bravo
Bin immer total baff wenn ich Deine Baufortschritte vefolge und was Du aus den teils wirklich her mittelmässigen kits rausholst
31. August, 17:30
Alec K And that, folks, is how it's done. Fantastic and inspirational work, again.
Michael Phillips YES! Count me in. I am building the same kit right now, although I am just doing the normal US Navy version.
I can only imagine how awesome this is going to be in your hands!
8. May, 20:15
Bernhard Schrock Hi Mates, a lot of seats free Cola or Pepsi?
Michael, I saw that you intend to build the same heli and that you have almost the same aftermarket sets I collected. I find you idea very remarkable to riveting the model: a lot of rivets!! Which reference do you have for the Rosie - job?
When do you intend to beginn the project or have you already started? At the moment I'm working on Mr. Mulligan. And after that I'm going to keep my promise and will build KH's Huey in German SAR markings supported by David (DF Helo Stuff). Maybe after that we can do a double feature. Maybe a few more people will join...
11. May, 07:27
Bryn Crandell Joining this party. Pepsi please. Are there decals for the markings in the photo?
11. May, 12:29
Bernhard Schrock You are welcome Bryn. The decalsheet contains elements for #25,#29 and #31.
Bernhard Schrock Because I was curious I checked today my stash for other kits of Golden Age planes. I found Mr Mulligan as a Testors reissue from mid 80ies. After I looked at the kit's timeline my jaw dropped: it was issued by Hawk in 1949 (yes 1949!!) and is basically still the same. Just a different box.
Mr Mulligan beat Roscoe Turrner's Weddel Williams #44 and won the Bendix Trophy in 1936.
3. May, 19:38
Hanno Kleinecke Oho, this promises to be another lecture in how to tickle the absolute maximum detail out of a most basic old kit,
won't be missing that ! Tuning in !
Alex K The Bellanca... The Northrop Gamma... and now this... yes, the master is on a Golden Age winning streak! A must watch!
3. May, 02:31
Gordon Sørensen Have this kit in the stash, too! Watching for the hints and details....
Read the "Story of Southern Cross" by Kingsford-Smith many years ago. Great read about the preparation and the actual trans-Pacific flight.
Bernhard Schrock You are welcome Mates! I bought this kit about 10 years ago or more and found starting difficult because of the quality of the kit. But I must say that all Williams kits are researched well and are correct in the outer dimensions.
In the last time we have had great interest in polar expedition and so I remembered Ellsworth's polar expedition 1936 and his plane. With this most famous Gamma the modeler has great luck: the Polar Star survived and is exhibited in NASM in Washington DC. The official website offers excellent 44 Mpix pictures: you can see each rivet!
Jarekk A beautiful model. Congratulations! I see you corrected the pilots seat.
For those who want to know the history of the Adamowicz brothers, I recommend the book "Across the Atlantic: The Adamowicz Brothers, Polish Aviation Pioneers" by Zofia Reklewska-Braun and Kazimierz Braun
Slavo Hazucha Beautiful work Bernhard - a really simple basic shape, but then the "devil in detail" peeks out at you from some corner of the model in every picture... And some of those details must be microscopic in real life... I particularly like the open side windows, with that position and super-thin material, they add a lot of life & scale-impression! Top job all over!
30. March, 07:42
Bernhard Schrock I just had the second cup of coffee and I'm happy the nice comments. Many of the details are indeed quite small but fortunately the Bellanca model is quite a large plane, and larger than f.e. Hughes H1 in 1:48.
Paulo Valado Hi Bernhard! Love your modelling I would like to ask you, please, if you may send me the link from Mr. Tom Bigley website. I would like to build my Martin SP-5B Marlin, inspired by yours.
Thank you so much