How did I miss this one Daniel? Just beautiful, is all I can say.
Thanks Spanjaard! I would have missed it otherwise.
My pleasure, Oliver
Thank you too Spanjaard, and of course many thanks Olivier Clifford and Spanjaard again 👍👍
Very nice and motivating comments mates 👍
Another awesome build, Daniel!
June 10, 2021
built on Modellboard
Wow guys, thank you all for your very nice comments.. Iam somewhat overwhelmed, and it it is very motivating for more Green Hinomaru Birds 👍
@Marco yes it is handpainted with Gunze Mr. color inetrior colors. Smelling like hell but are absolutely brillant to work with for small areas.
Top model in cool presentation from our Nippon expert! 👍
Hi Daniel, well done 👍 Is the pilot from Red Box? Cheers Stefan
Very nice presentation and fantastic result, Daniel. Congrats!
I thought pilot came from this Hasegawa's kit:
W.W. II Pilot Figure Set (Hasegawa 35008, 1:72)
Maybe came from this Red Box set?
Japanese Kamikaze (Red Box RB72048, 1:72)
Thank you Cuajete and Stefan, your warm and nice comments are always very much appreciated mates👍
@Cuajete. it is from the Hasegawa offering indeed.
June 9, 2021
Daniel, your work it's really inspiring for me, it seems we've got lot of same kits in stash. So your work is a dream meta and etalon which I never reach. What I can't catch is your productivity and effectivness. I'm glad if I can work 3 hours a week, but it is so few .
Very nice work Daniel 👍
Hi David, seemed to miss your nice and very encouraging words. Many thanks mate👍
Time is a very rare and precious thing our days. Thats true.
Thank you christian 👍
Awesome, the clarity of the windshield is unbelievable for the 72nd 👍
Thanks Lukasz, the clear Parts are by far the best quailty parts of the kit😉
And the other credit goes to Future /Pledge
June 4, 2021
Really was a bit surprised how big the Nell was..
Nice pre-shading 👍
Thank you Cuajete....👍
Looks great so far 👍
Thank you Chris, very much appreciated👍
June 3, 2021
No I have not. I always forget about Hannants. I will check them out. I checked my usual shops, and of course all not in stock. But I will keep looking.
Found one, It is on order. Yah hoo. LOL.
i am too late 😉
Chuffed for you Cliff. Some folks don't know about Hannants, but if it's hard to find Hannants often have it. Only one left Spanjaard!!!
thanks Andrea, but I meant I was to late to offer one to buy 😉 for some reason i was seeing the post from Clifford about not finding one, but not the one where he got one.
i left the links just in case somebody else was looking for it
May 27, 2021
May 24, 2021
Do you typically keep all your models inside of glass door shelving or do you also typically have them out on the countertop? If it's the latter - how do you keep the feline leapers from smashing up your work?
Cars are interesting, hobby room is brilliant, models are excellent. You can keep the cats.
@Edward they are mostly behind glass or packed in Boxes.
My last cats weren't a thread bcause they were of rather of a lazy kind. Eddy is different but he is not interested in the hobby room at all so far👍
@Peter Thank you sir 👍
My 5 year old says that your cat must be a wizard because he has a large white beard. 😂
Daniel > I've long dreamed of building a series of cabinets with glass doors, thick glass shelves and a mirrored back for displaying my model kits. I even know what type of stain and varnish I'd like to use in that project but it's just a dream. Still I can't imagine packing away my built models into boxes! I want to be able to see them in a group, as a collection, in terms of what they represent.
In my tween/teen years I just kept them on metal shelves and only had one incident with my personal feline friend leaping to the top shelf which damaged a Revell Lancaster and Revell B-17F. Needless to say I was angry at first but after I cooled off I realized that he'd never tried to get on any of the lower shelves and that it was likely that he simply couldn't see the large models from his vantage point. He never attempted to get on those shelves again; He was far more content with my lap or next to the desk lamp.
In my twenties up to my late thirties I relied on very high shelves mounted on a wall. The only exception was a small and low slung table I acquired from a thrift store I'd acquired as a perch for the project I was working on at the time. When I was in my office I was able to shoo the cats away from that table to try to condition them into understanding that spot was off limits. Whenever I left the office I always tried to remember to close the door.
The day after I completed the model intended for that table though I was called away and forgot to close the door. The missus' cat of the time was apparently intrigued by the sudden appearance of that gargantuan completed 1/72 Italeri Me-323 Gigant and so got onto the table to examine it more closely. Upon my return she immediately panicked and as her back feet slid out from under her, in her haste to bolt from the room, she utterly destroyed it. Bits and pieces of that lengthy build literally rained throughout my office. The landing gear on the kit is quite complicated and fragile, in addition to other components, never mind the shattered windscreen; It was simply beyond restoration. Believe me, I was furious with myself! 🙁
At the moment I have to keep my built models locked away in the extra cabinet space we have in this rental home but I want to have them out on display. As it is the cabinets are pretty well chock full. We've three cats in the home right now. Two are fairly young and are typical in their curiosity while the third is a geriatric approaching 19 years of age.
That aside, I could easily mount high shelves in our den as I had in a prior home or even procure some cheap prefabricated cabinets with glass doors as my budget is a little more flexible right now. However the owner of this property is currently trying to sell it. As such I don't see much point in doing either until I know what's going to happen. After all if they sell to someone whom wants to live here I'd have to take down the shelving or move the new cabinets anyway. There's still a chance though that someone will purchase the property as a form of a stable income from leasing it too. That having been said many Americans are seeking to leave urban communities due to social unrest in favor of life in a rural community a comfortable distance from metro areas so I'm not keeping my hopes high.
May 21, 2021
May 20, 2021
Looks very good! I like that color green.
Hi guys thank you for the kind and warm words👍
@ neuling yap like that color too 🙂
@spanjaard thank you mate👍
Photo 23 shows some artifacts with the antialiasing along the edges. I wonder, how did you process the photos?
For work-in-progress photos, I like using Window's 'snippet' tool, for creating simple jpeg's for large and detailed photos, while retaining ok images. So, I would open a jpeg photo from my camera, and then resize it on screen with the image viewer, and then do the screenshot using the 'snippet' tool in Windows.
The very best result I can get, is when using Fusion (compositing software), which allows one to switch between various filters to get the best antialiasing option when reducing the size of photos.
Hi treehugger, thank you for the hint👍
I simply resize the pics with windows paint!
May 18, 2021
May 14, 2021
May 13, 2021
Ready to take off ? Nice Tarnung !
Hi Olly, THanks...Almost ready.. A few Decals left, a new Canopy is awaited and some little washing and
weathering...and of course some better pics.. Cheers DAniel
I understand you like trimotors. So do I.
Very nice. I was just looking at the Supermodel kits in my stash (don't have this one though). They are actually rather good...
eine echt heisse Lackierung 👍 👍 👍
nice job on that camo!
You painting job looks very well. Do you have more pics?
Wow, Thank you guys for the nice words .... Yes there are more pics - soon to follow..
What do you mean "hardly managed to do?" This Kingfisher is gorgeous, I would've loved to see the progress photos of this build in 2018 and a few more "glamour shots" of the finished bird! 🙂
Makes my 48 Kingfisher look tiny.
Great job! More photos please🙂
May 12, 2021
May 11, 2021
Onwards and upwards! You're on a roll!...
May 8, 2021
Ah, Mille grazie Roberto..davvero apprezzato..👍
Haha! Thanks Daniel. That means a lot coming from you. 🙂
The figure really makes it come alive Daniel. Maybe add some straps to the canvas on the canopy, and a towbar to the nose wheel?
Ho Greg you are making me blush sir...🙂
@Jan yap thats a good point because there was a manual how to put on the Canvas.
It was exactly stretched over the Cabin with straps surrounding the whole fuselage diameter.
ANd some wheel chocks would be nice too.. thanks mate 👍
There is a picture of the the canvas fixtures in the Valiant Wings book on the me 262
May 7, 2021
Perfect, Daniel 👍
Very well done, Daniel 👍
Thank you for your encouraging, warm words Lukasz, cuajete and Rui!
Glad you like the outcome👍
The Hangar yap 🙂
Nice B/W shots.
Thank you David...
Yap i like them too... Those are inspired by Lukasz.. btw 👍
May 6, 2021
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Anyone else problems with uploading pics at the moment?
April 10, 2021
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March 29, 2021
Very nice collection of great work Daniel 👍
Nice collection Daniel.
Whoo, thank you guys for your nice comments. Good old OOb times 🙂
Hi Daniel, just checked your albums... Wow! There's some huge amount of work in here! Very nice collection of builds 👍
Dynamite collection Daniel.
And on Neil's suggestion, I'll
pursue the back catalogue here.
March 28, 2021
Graf's 109 is indeed a very cool scheme. Your dad would love it 👍
Those are very nice. Sharp paint job.
Very nice both models, Daniel. Congrats!
I hope your father is well
Thank you very much Bill, JAmes and cuajete - much appreciated 👍
Impressive models Daniel 🙂
Thank you guy👍 much appreciated🙂
Nicely done models, Daniel 👍
Thank you very much mates 👍 And very nice words greg thank you all👍
I love watching your builds unfold Daniel. Even when there are setbacks, like broken canopies or such, it seems like it all just gets unpacked as it should be. You have a great build style.
Wow greg, that are some really nice words! And that makes me really proud you wrote them👍
Love your works either as you know👍
Thank you very much Paul.. Better late than never.. sorry 🙂
Thank you Urban, the Bomber Version will be italian😉
The colors are italian btw🙂
Looking forward to that one mate!
Guess i will start it next year🙂
Klasse Arbeit! 👍
Danke schön Zsolt!!
Compared to your small masterpiecs these words are very appreciated 👍
These are the only vacuform canopy I have found:
1. English Electric Lightning F1/2/3/6 (Aeroclub C033, 1:72)
I guess it will be hard to find 🙁
I never got any replacement for a missing Airfix canopy, I was ready to pay for it. Good luck.
Hi Roberto Hope you are doing well?
I assume we sahre this experience with the Airfix service.. i am looking for the kit as a cheap catch .
Doing still ok here, thank you! As for the airfix service, in the end I had to buy another kit to get that canopy...Oh well.
Hi Roberto, happy to hear this from you 👍
And well i assume i#LL have to go th same route with the replacement 🙂
March 20, 2021
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March 15, 2021
Nice base for presentation, it adds another dimensions to the perfect result.
What a beautiful betty! Well done! Can't wait to build a few japanese aircrafts too
@jim yap to make them look more lively one can spent years🙂
Thank you mates for your kind word, very much appreciated👍
Very good job!
Thank you curatorm, very happy you like it!
March 10, 2021
Sounds very interesting, hope it will be start soon 🙂
March 2, 2021
March 1, 2021
The first kit finished out of the Me 262 groupbuild is the least mentioned the little Kikka by AZ Model!
Even Short Run can be fun... though not in every Aspect with this one... 🙂
Very nice outcome, even with all the troubles to teach the finish line
I really like the (few) pictures you show here. Very cool presentation of very cool build!
Very nice 👍 Looking forward to the rest of the Schwalben😉
Very nice Daniel! A lovely little Japanese Swallow 👍
Thankyou mates for your warm words much appreciated👍
But this will the last AZ Short run for a long time🙂
Dome more pics will follow
January 27, 2021
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January 12, 2021
Amazing results Daniel! The cockpit turned out particularly crisp! 👍
Thank you so much mates John, Bill, Alex ans Patrick - makes me really proud 👍
Once again another winner Daniel! Great result and craftmanship!
This is beautiful ! I had the honor of meeting Tex Hill in Houston back in 2000, probably one of the greatest men I have ever met in my life ! He was the last Flying Tiger and a P-40 Ace !
Thank you Patryk and Bob happy you like the outcome????
January 6, 2021
Thank you David, Tim and Cuajete...very much appreciated words mates 👍
Still some details on the base but i am confident to finish this in 2020 🙂
Beautiful Daniel well done.
Thank you so much Clifford 👍 Just a few bits to do
Ha, happy I made it back before this bird takes off for the Test! 🙂
Very nice job on the big canvas, particularly like the sides and the grey-grey camo patterns 👍
Thank you SLavo..very much appreciated 👍
I painted also the structural parts also with white primer from a rattle can, it needs more than one coat as the carton sucks . The base I airbrushed with different shades of light grey and some smears of dark grey and a fine black marker for the joints.
Thank you sirs for your advices and hints👍
Car Paint? is it not too aggressive?. Ok priming is without alternative with this material and i guess one have to be careful with the thinning. It should not get to thin and wet.
Found some material in my stash of an older architecturial project.
Maybe it is useful to fill the emptiness in the Hangar a bit
I recall spraying it in couple of thin, almost transparent layers, so the paper hasn't sucked so much of it. Definitely a quick-dry paint was helpful here.
You could use that material to simulate some side columns inside the hangar, see my album Melsbroek pictures 13 and 17.
Hi Erik and Lukasz thanks for your hints.
I will use them as columns inside yes
January 4, 2021
January 1, 2021
I want to see it, Łukasz! 👍
@Daniel: Not sure we need an official one, or just a mini edition (like you Greif).
@Cuajete: Degreasing commenced!😉
The event is here: Scalemates Schwalbe Group build 2021 (1. January until 31. December, )
I will attend, Łukasz! 🙂 👍
And if 2021 allows it, maybe I can participate with my Academy kit😉
Join us Sir 👍
December 31, 2020