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  1. Beautiful build of my ‘also’ favorite a/c. Every since reading Arch Whitehouse’s books the Fee has been my top aircraft. I’ve built the Aeroclub 1/48 version but a move destroyed it and I have another in the stash. I’ve thought about selling it but your 1/144 build has me completely rethinking it.
  2. Museum quality workmanship. You’re going to bump up my 1/48 Eduard kit to the top of the pile.
  3. I totally agree- ‘tried’ to build one 35 years ago. This one is amazing
  4. Very nice! Red nose and stars really make this model stand out.
  5. Beautiful work! The only observation I might point out is the band on the cap should be black for the mechanic. The piping is correct being red.
  6. It's 1916 and the German front lines have recently replaced their pickelhaubes with the new M16 steel helmets. Here we have a German officer leading a raid across no man's land in the hopes of bring back a couple prisoners to see what's all the mechanical noise they are recently hearing. Figures are modified Verlinden WW1 German figures by adding gas masks and the M16 helmets 1/16 scale. This was a longtime build which I probably started 10 years ago and just recently created the base and got it off the bench.
  7. Bob AK makes a diorama snow called Snow Microballons. It’s an acrylic powder.
  8. Zvezda 1/35 SU-122 with riders in winter camouflage. Two small trees are being used to hide the tracks. I always liked the unusual lines of the SU-122 but never bought the Tamiya kit (rubber band tracks). Then MiniArt tried to lure me into buying one but I didn't want to pay for an interior than wouldn't be seen. Finally Zvezda hooked me with their kit. Inexpensive and a relaxing build. Am sure our February was the basis for getting a snow scene in my head. We had several deep snows and set a new record for Omaha with -23 one morning. I walk every day for 35 minutes around a nearby lake and one day I was the first one going through 10 inches of new snow. So obviously I had to try making a snow themed diorama. I initially tried using a hairspray chipping method but it was a disaster. Reading online blogs and watching YouTube videos on the HS method I thought I was ready. I'd sprayed a base coat of Tamiya green and then gave the model a couple light coats of hair spray. Then airbrushed Vallejo Air white. When I started removing the white it was coming off in chunks rather than the controlled smaller chipping I'd seen on the videos. What I discovered is Vallejo lays down a latex and isn't recommended for the HS method. I put the poor model under some warm tap water and removed as much of the paint as I could. I then resprayed the white and just used a needle for some minor chipping and saved the project. Charlie
  9. This diorama is one of the most realistic I’ve seen in my 50 years of modeling. Figures are outstanding, house details are amazing. Congratulations
  10. Thanks for the offer, I’ve already started plastic surgery on a WW1 pilot. If he survives the operation I’ll post an image.
  11. The tree stumps were donated by my backyard. Thanks for the kind comments.
  12. I thought I’d seen every WW1 triplane after my 55+ years in the hobby and reading everything I could get my hands on but this is a first. If this was April 1st I’d accuse you of playing a trick on us. Beautiful model of an unusual subject. Where did you find the plans?
  13. Their figures are amazing but I unfortunately didn’t see any pilot figures that would make into a Supermarine test pilot lots of modern jet pilots through. I’ll keep looking.
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