Looks good to me.
I also think you made a good job in restoring the windows ?
Thank you for those kind comments....the windows?.... only OK but it was time to move on to decals.
Love the footprints!
Looking forward to seeing a swath of orange.
....back to work on the orange walrus....(how many hobbies have orange walruses, anyway?)
October 23, 2021
great looking Auto Gyro! 👍
Big and classy 👍
October 19, 2021
I once voted for Bob Dole to be President of the United States....because we've never had a president named "Bob".
That made the choice in decal scheme easy!
Thanks...this one will bring out the smiles for sometime.
Very very nice indeed!
Nice clean build 👍
Great work! Puts my rigging to shame.
This is the first step in the Vega series project...
The interiors and the side windows, which don't add much, won't be used, to move things along...this is mostly a painting and decaling project.
October 18, 2021
What I don't know about web hosting would fill volumes, but I may need to get a different hosting service. This has happened before.
Please let me know if you have trouble with the new site.
The World Series is still waiting to eat up time, though.....
A good kit, with excellent photoetch interior pieces that won't get used because I'm not that good...but, a better modeler could make a very nice piece out of this.
In any case, the floatplane collection grows....
June 18, 2021
I like it a lot!
Very cool, love it! 👍
Beautifully done Sir👍
Another jurassic era kit - beautiful model, congrats!
thanks all....a fair amount of giggling took place the whole time the model (and the new winged stand) were underway....just a complete lark...with a giant orange wing....
April 28, 2021
Also on my ever growing to do list. How was the build of this kit? Result looks great, that is certain...
Thank you....the kit was a joy.
Great, very nice built 🙂
I just startet with this kit.
If only these were a bit cheaper... Great build. Congrats!
April 25, 2021
This little lark and diversion is done...nothing but fun and a bit of a challenge to rig
Wow, respect. I'm still afraid to start mine because of the rigging.
Great result! Congratulations!
Painting, decaling and panel lines are done...assembly is next
Nice job so far. Following!
Very pretty looking detail work on the gearstruts and a very skilled paintjob !👍
Glad, the decals withstood the masking tape......
Thanks all! This slightly funky effort is done. Just the photo shoot remains.
Looking so good... Waiting for the final pics.
Pic #8 makes this plane look so nice, I start to want one for myself😉
Following. I've got this one buried in the stash so I'll follow along.
All done....these were fun...and a bit rough...just like the modeler, so it worked...enjoy.
Photos will have to wait for the flash setup to go back up.
Very nice. Congrats!
Very nice builds 🙂
January 2, 2021
It is not obsession...it is a hobby.
So that explains deciding a perfectly decent wing blue section was too dark and not the right color, even though it took three tries to get there....so, a decision has been made to make a custom color for the wing....
...5 parts Mission Models MMP-001 White and just 2 parts MMP-048 Blue make a pretty good match for the FS25184 color that no one seems to make.
....all the lessons learned from finally getting a good mask, etc. will be used on this, now fourth, attempt to paint the wing section...repeat after me...it is just a hobby....
The State of play of the Winnie Mae....a modeling rhyme....
....there are about twelve different ways this dude isn't up to snuff..
..the cockpit...the paint that "matched" when i tested it but not when i sprayed it!...by golly, i am going to get decent looking wheel spats...but i have to learn to sand curves....
...folks....there are more "lessons" in this little model....
...it is time to do the best i can and move on...but, i AM going to fill in those spats and try to make better versions....honestly, this has been a fun project...but it is time to move on...
Well done 👍.
Happy chaos in 2021...see photo....have a great year, everyone
Happy New... Chaos! 👍
December 30, 2020
Did you ever buy a kit just to see what it looked like?
I'm not going to compete with the world of Spitfire builders out there!
But checking out this Airfix kit, tooled and molded in 2020, was a chance to see the modeling art at its state of the art.
It's probably Airfix's nicest 1/72 kit to date. Panel lines are well defined, good surface detail and a great cockpit out of the box.
December 29, 2020
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December 7, 2020
RIGGING IS DONE..ALMOST THERE
MY EFFORT IS SIMPLE...BUT HERE IS A SHOOT OUT TO SOMEONE WHO TOOK THIS VERY SERIOUSLY...70 HOURS OF BUILDING...25 HOURS OF PAINTING...
Yes LR, pardon the pun, but... You're screwed!😉
You'll have to motorize yours, even if it's only to show the inner workings of the steam engine's transmission system.
Have you seen that beam going up and down? Fascinating! 👍 🙂
Al done...photo shoot next....fun kit, this one
December 2, 2020
Thank you for your kind words....this was a kick to build.
The paints are Mission Models Russian Green Modern MMP-032
and Mission Models Aircraft Colors- Lichtblau RLM 76 MMP-051
Great modelling of a wonderful prototype.
Great Result Mate!
Stunning and eyecatching like Hell... 👍
thanks a lot !
Mr. Klink! Thank you....its hard not to think of you sorts while building stuff like this....seriously, glad you liked it.
November 25, 2020
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November 2, 2020
Two versions were completed..one Luftwaffe...the other Spanish Civil War
These are interesting kits but its hard to recommend them...too flimsy....I also noticed the wheels of the Civil War version need attention
Oh, don't say that! I have too many of these to build!