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That's such amazing work, but it's a shame that you can't see any of the interior. The whole aircraft is screaming for a base though. It deserves one.

great stuff

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Hi Ernest:

 

I will need to invent words to say how wonderful is your creation, the least I can say is SPECTACULAR and IMPRESSIVE!!!!

Thank you very much for sharing and have a Happy New Year!!!

Cheers from Guatemala,

 

Luis Alfonso

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Very impressive indeed. You made a strong entrance to BM - congratulations!

Similar is Il-14 preserved now in Dęblin (previously which was in Łódź)

http://gallery.may.net.pl/lotnictwo/muzea/prywatne-muzeum-w-lodzi/page/4/

She has also blue props - what looks a bit bizzare...

Cheers

Jerzy-Wojtek

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correction of error

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Just went through your WIP thread and despite being unable to read polish I was absolutely blown away by the work you did to get to the finished product. Given this is in 1/72 scale the detailing was staggering especially your completely scatch built radial engines.

 

The painting and weathering on show was also amazingly well done I loved the rusted effect you achieved on the landing legs and the engine exhaust rings.

 

Great work!

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That must be the model of the year for me at least.

A stunning result and pleased that you have posted it here for all to admire.

 

Chris.

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This is amazing, real model making.  I went through the build thread just looking at the pictures since I can't read Polish.  What did you foil it with?  It appears to be something heavier than kitchen grade aluminum foil.  At what stage in the skinning process did you do the riveting? 

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An absolute stunner, Ernest. It is a real credit to you. I can only admire such workmanship.

 

I love this shot. It tells you so much about your skills.

 

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Martin

 

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Ernest, your craftmanship, ingenuity ,attention to de detail are beyond charts, you are a renaissance artist.

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Superb! :)

 

On ‎28‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 7:40 PM, Rumblestripe said:

That is extraordinary Ernest.

 

Absolutely wonderful. Can I just ask, is that modelled in a non-flying condition? Obviously with so much of the aircraft in pieces it isn't going to be flying any time soon, but that staining and corrosion would put me off travelling in it! Completely convincingly done though. Bravo!

 

It would have a very HARD job flying with no material on the flaps or ailerons... ;)

 

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Thank you for such a warm welcome. I worked on this model for three years, and I am very pleased that it received such high marks from you.
My model shows the plane in non-flying condition. I tried to recreate its appearance as it is seen on an exhibit at the White Eagle Museum, where it stood for many years (and still standing). As for displaying it, I'm building a display case with mirror on the floor. I don't have time and resources to  build a complicated diorama, besides I already started a new project that absorbed me completely.
Model is covered with aluminum sheets from beer cans. Rivets were made before placing metal sheet on the model:


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Kind regards,
Ernest

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That is a crazy level of work, the detail is sublime, the weathering is perfect and looks super realistic!

 

:yikes::gobsmacked::worthy:

Rich

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Hi Ernest,

 

What an entry...! Amazing work - how did you get an idea like that..? Pure art if you ask me. 

 

Jay

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Not sure how I missed this one, incredible! The scratchbuilding, the weathering, the detailing....wow!

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