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About Nils

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  • Birthday 06/25/1959

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  1. Ok but if you came in second place last year, competing with a waterline model of a sub, against a battleship, that’s still pretty dam impressing I’d say.
  2. Sooo, how did it go at the expo?
  3. I wanted to say it looks great, it does but in a tiny way. It’s beauty. Beautiful sea too
  4. Congratulations with a fantastic job done! It’s when your model sits next to the coffee mug, one really sees how tiny it is ... It’s truly awesome.
  5. I can’t wait for the exitment and shock among the audience when Kate Winslet appears on the scene to switch those beautiful LED’s on. When they dim down the lights in the show room, it will be an breath taking sight!
  6. Now that really start to look like something. Great work on the sea and bringing it to life..
  7. I love your work with the sea, it’s getting better and better. So the milliput, is that some kind of plastic/acrylic clay? and will it harden quickly or can you continue to form it a later stage? I got to try this.. and secondly, the wiring for the lights are they supposed to come up through the base? Have you considered to install some kind of toot as well (of course only if there’s time)
  8. Such a great build. It looks excellent.
  9. That start to look quite impressive Steve, I admire your progress. That sea will look fantastic when painted (heck, it looks great even now) I got no experience with modern time modelling ( not knowing what’s tools available nowadays) I still think I’d go for masking. In my younger days I did quite a bit of watercolours and gouache paintings and used somethning like liquid rubber for masking. You just applied it with a brush and afterwards you just peeled it off, just like that. Easy and clean.
  10. Illuminati ... reminds me of something, can’t remeber what
  11. I like this a lot. Crisp clear and fine details with a nicely painted, dramatic backdrop and flawlessly painted planes. That’s one of the great things I love with digital painting, the possibility to zoom in and work the fine details up close.
  12. Kate would probably do a great job as illuminator, I’m sure.
  13. Steve what your’e doing looks really good. When it comes to wave patterns, «the internet is swarmed» by aerial photos of ships at sea and my guess would be that a ship at similar size would do approximately the same speed and create more or less same wave pattern by a ship of similar hull design.
  14. Hi Nils (navnebror!) I got the colours from my friend K.Aakra (you might have heard of him, as he’s quite well informed about the era) Of course, there will always be guess work as long as no one really knows excatly the colour codes or even the type of paint used, but in this case I’d say it’s qualified guess work Bot the cammo schrme is atleast confirmed, so we can say it’s half way
  15. Something I’ve done over time, showing one of the norwegian Heinkel 115’s and one of the rare norwegian built Høver MF.11, in the april days of 1940. Both shown in a rather unique but historical cammo scheme. Probably applied by their crews, with oil paint provided from local shops in the area they operated after the german occupation of Norway. This pair F.52 and No.328, were stationed by Bergen, were later designated as ‘Group Hardanger’ (as they operated from places in the Hardanger fjord area, inland from Bergen) Later the pair moved slowly northwards through Norway, as the norwegian troops were beaten and chased inland, and the german occupied area grew larger. The Høver finally (I believe) escaped to Finland and join the finnish airforce (one of two). The Heinkel’s history was more colourful. It were flown to the UK. To cut a long story short, it’s remains today rests in the war museum in Valetta, Malta. Via testing and evaluating by RAF, Solent through the summer of ‘40 it moved to Malta, painted black with no markings, operated by free french forces. Sadly it was a short lived adventure, it was lost just a few days after the operations started. Maltese fishers got some parts in their trawl a few years ago. But it’s original identification F.52 could be read on the pieces displayed in the museum. Both planes together the Heinkel shot from the Høver
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