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  1. Thank you very much for the kind words, @greggles.w! Don't worry too much about not finishing your entry. I didn't finish mine as well and have a similar awful track record of not finishing anything in GBs... The most important thing is participating, learning from others and build our models to the best of out abilities. Cheers Jaime
  2. Not yet. Unfortunately seems to be out of print...
  3. I've finished reading Michael Benson's "Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece". It's a page turner and extremely interesting and detailed for fans of the film or the book. Keeping in the same mood, yesterday I started reading Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End", one of the books discussed by Kubrick and Clarke while creating "2001". This version has an author's introduction and a revised first chapter, to bring the book up to date (1989). Cheers Jaime
  4. A second Tamiya P-51D 1/72 for the stash: Cheers Jaime
  5. Finished reading Carlo Rovelli's "Reality is not what it seems" a week ago. Highly recommended for those interested in the History of Science and Modern Physics. I immediately started reading Michael Benson's "Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece". It's proving to be an real page turner. Cheers Jaime
  6. Thank you very much, Pat. That's very kind. It was a pleasure seeing so many excellent builds being done in this GB, including those that weren't finished in time. As I said before, better not rush a build because of a GB deadline. Just finish them properly in a WIP. Cheers Jaime
  7. Thanks for the appreciation, Adrian! Don't be to hard on yourself: you entered the GB with a very ambitious project and it is progressing steadily and impressively! I'm sure you'll finish it in due time. Never rush a build because of a GB deadline! By the way: I also haven't finished my entry and it is a much simpler build than yours. Cheers Jaime
  8. Dear All, The poll is now open. Taking the Festive Season into account, it'll run till 5 January 2020 at 23:59 GMT. Considering the high standard of the finished builds, the hosts decided that the voters should be allowed to choose the three best from the 33 finished builds. So, please vote for the three best entries in the gallery. The voting options span two pages. If all your three votes are in the same page, please choose "None of the above" in the other page in order to be able to save your votes. Unfortunately there are no prizes. Despite t
  9. Thanks, Dermot. I may give it a go in a future build. Cheers Jaime
  10. Hi Johnson, Not to worry. I'll set it up tonight. It'll be visible as a list on the top area of the gallery page. To vote you'll simply have to tick the entries you like most. The poll will run till 5 January 23:59 GMT, each voter will be allowed to vote for the three best entries. I'll let everyone know, as soon as the poll is open. Cheers Jaime
  11. To finish with the posts for today, I'd just like to let you all know that a poll will be setup soon, probably tomorrow. Cheers Jaime
  12. Dear All, Below are the final statistics for the finished builds. Again, congratulations to all the participants and, especially, to the modellers who finished their entries. I'm very impressed with the general high level of craftsmanship on show! Total number of finished entries: 33 1. Types finished Flying boats ---------------- 18 Float planes ---------------- 15 Amphibian helicopters ------ 0 Ekranoplanes ---------------- 0 Helicopters on floats -------- 0 2. Per usage Military ----------------
  13. Dear All, For the sake of completeness, here are the final global statistics after the end of the GB. Between brackets I show the difference compared to the last report. In the next post I'll publish the statistics for the finished builds. Since the last statistics, we've had 12 additional models finished. Total number of entries: 75 (+0) 1. Build status Started -------------------- 33 (-12) Finished ------------------- 33 (+12) Not started --------------- 9 (+0) 2. Per type Float planes -----
  14. Dear All, The Gallery is now locked! I'll shortly publish a few final statistics. Congratulations to the 6 new entries to the Gallery, that have been uploaded in the last day of the GB! Julian's ( @zebra ) Beriev R-1 Alexey's ( @Pin ) Chetverikov ARK-3 Rod's ( @Rod The Fixer ) TBD-1A Devastator Floatplane @Torbjorn's Macchi M.5 @825's DHC 6 Twin Otter -Trans Maldivian Airways Steve's ( @stevehed ) Macchi M5 Cheers Jaime
  15. Dear All, Nearly there! Another 2h30 and the Gallery will auto-lock! Good luck for the final stretch! Jaime
  16. I'll check the dates for the GB. Maybe I could participate.
  17. By the end of October I bought this: Build better ship models Which led me to buy a few model ships: Revell 1/144 Flower Class Corvette HMCS Snowberry (this should be my training kit, before tackling more demanding subjects - see below) Revell 1/350 Bismarck Revell 1/350 Tirpitz (Platinum Edition) Of course, I'm still mainly an aircraft modeller. So, I also bought a few more aircraft: Airfix 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C Mistercraft 1/72 Fi-156 C-1 'Storch' (rebox of the Helle
  18. Dear All, Today 6 new entries have been uploaded to the Gallery! Very well done! They are: @Moonlighter 's Lublin R.XIII Ter Jerzy-Wojtek 's ( @JWM ) Savoia SM 55X: @Robert Stuart's Supermarine Walrus: Charlie's ( @Johnson ) Supermarine S.6B: @Avereda's F4F-3S Wildcatfish: @Worms's Spitfire MK IX B floatplane: Again, congratulations to the modellers! Jaime
  19. Hi Dave, Sorry to know about your difficulties with the kit. Putting it away for a while and starting a new project should be advisable. Just don't give up on modelling, there are many good models that can be built OOB. Cheers Jaime
  20. Thank you for your interest, Johnson! Have a great Christmas too! Jaime
  21. Hi again, I didn't manage to progress much since the last update. And now I'm on Christmas holidays away from home. So, I won't finish the build in the time frame of the GB, which is in keeping with my tradition of not finishing my GB entries in time Anyway, this is the last update before the GB ends. I just managed to glue in place the part that closes the opening between the main air intakes. The following pictures show how it turned out and confirm the need for putty and seam treatment: IMAG6616 IMAG6617 IMAG6618
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