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  1. Superbly realistic build of one of the ugliest biplanes I can remember having set eyes on. ;-) Thoroughly impressive modelling! Kind regards, Joachim
  2. Beautiful build an finish of this the most attractive Bf 108 livery! For my taste, the 'panel lines' are too accentuated, somewhat compromising the elegant lines of the 108. Kind regards, Joachim
  3. Maybe you should have made her a cutaway. It's bordering on the criminal to hide that beautiful cockpit under a Coke bottle canopy… Wonderful Mosquito, plainly speaking! Kind regards, Joachim
  4. It is, indeed, a relatively (!) good model. In fact, she is superb, convincingly capturing that apparent delicacy and finesse of the original. Superb work. Kind regards, Joachim
  5. Very slick build! I have a special heart for the Bell 47 type, since it was the first helicopter I was airborne in, as a budding film cameraman in 1969… Say what you want – in reality, that tubular tail structure is so delicate looking that it is impossible to injection mould it, even to 1:48th scale. The only solution is to scratch the tail from brass or alu tube. I'm still hesitating if I should really start a project like that, in 1:48th… Elegantly finished '47! Kind regards, Joachim PS In spite of inserting a picture should be so simple (!), the automatic system doesn't seem to like a google drive image. So, if you want to see the tail structure, you'll have to click the link. Sorry! I just read through the whole 'How to post images' thread and apparently the URL has to end in ".jpg". But Google Drive apparently doesn't work like that and that's where I keep my images, so…
  6. Very neat and clean build! That said, since I assume the original would basically have been natural metal, not silver doped, some panel hue variations would've made the finish a bit more interesting… Nice work all the same! Kind regards, Joachim
  7. This represents what I'd call serious modelling. Impressive research and a superb end result! Kind regards, Joachim
  8. Very tasty rendition of one of the Russians' first efforts using designed-in-Germany propulsion! Slick modelling… Kind regards, Joachim
  9. You obviously spent a lot of time on this one and it shows. Magnificent modelling! Kind regards, Joachim
  10. Superbly elegant build, showing off those racing lines to best effect! Such a beautiful model would benefit from a Barracuda resin replacement propeller – the only real letdown of the Airfix kit, IMHO: In the words of the maestro himself, Roy Sutherland: "This accurate, detailed cast resin 5 blade spinner and late style 11’ diameter prop greatly improve the Airfix Spitfire 22/24 and Seafire 46/47 kits. The kit blades have too much twist and are oddly shaped. A highly visible upgrade." Disclaimer: I have no affiliation whatsoever with Roy. I just get his stuff 'cause it's among the best there is. Kind regards, Joachim
  11. One of the best looking builds of this particular kits that I've seen. The camo effectively hides the somewhat overdone panel joints and make the MiG look quite dangerous. Excellent work! Kind regards, Joachim
  12. Congrats to a) actually finishing the project (don't worry, the PR J 33 surely won't appear until some time in the 2020s) and b ) to creating such a convincing and good looking model! Kind regards, Joachim
  13. Amazing model! I diubt that even a 1:144th pigeon could escape from that web och built-in headwind. The background story enhances this masterpiece even further. Top marks for modelling skills and for pure perseverance! Kind regards, Joachim
  14. Great model of a 'different' subject, with vey tasty, restrained but effective weathering. A joy to behold! Kind regards, Joachim
  15. Some very nice models there! I do like how you've painted cockpit framings so neatly. That contributes a lot to the overall impression. I also note that you don't seem to bother painting exhaust stacks in a contrasting 'burnt metal' or similar colour Your Italian ships, the Spit, Hurricane and the Fulmar all tend to look a little bit toy like, with the camouflage paint covering the exhausts, IMHO. Kind regards, Joachim