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About Spitfire31

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  1. A Corsair that's been around some! Very convincing modelling. Kind regards, Joachim
  2. Certainly captures the aggressive look of the Tiffie, especially in those nice low pics from the front. And looks good, too! Kind regards, Joachim
  3. Beautiful, and a humbling demonstration of advanced scratch building. Kind regards, Joachim
  4. Superb Spitfire (although I question that extensive weathering of the prop). Another little gotcha, on top of Troy's learned lesson, concerns the aerials. In principle, early Spits with the original radio antenna wire from the mast to the rudder, did not have the IFF aerials from the aft fuselage to the stabiliser tips. You can read all about it here: http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/spitfire-masts-and-aerials.html/2 Excellent modelling skills in plain sight, though! Kind regards, Joachim
  5. A work of art – extremely convincing! It just looks… 'right'. Doffing my hat in admiration for a piece of superior modelling. Kind regards, Joachim
  6. Nicely modelled '09, although the pics are a bit small and dark to show your work to best advantage. The one feature that looks a bit 'unusual' is the landing gear geometry: As you mentioned, the legs should indeed be more splayed and the wheels are not perpendicular to the ground but have pronounced negative camber. It's a very visible characteristic of the '09 look. Next time… Kind regards, Joachim
  7. Superb He 111, looking just 'right'. Really convincing modelling! Kind regards, Joachim
  8. Superb SH! The livery looks just right (for a freshly painted machine – the 37:s weathered quite readily in service). The SH version replaced the S 32C Lansen for maritime surveillance ('havsövervakning' in Swedish, thus the 'H' after the 'S' which stands for 'spaning' – reconnaissance). The SH usually carried the SKA 24 camera pod bolted on, just like the model shows, but its long focal length made it suitable for taking photos of ships from head-on. In fact, the old Lansen with its battery of cameras took much more detailed shots of rigging, antennas and armament by passing the ship on a parallel course. The remedy was to pair the SH 37 with an SF 37 on marine surveillance tasks, with the SH locating the ships with its advanced radar and the dedicated SF ship ('F' for 'Foto' = Photo) taking the actual pictures. Great modelling, and thanks for the review of Mr.Paint – I guess I'll have to test them now… Kind regards, Joachim
  9. Very neat and proper 'Stang! One observation – the wings of P-51s had their joints and rivets puttied over, sanded down and the surface painted with silver dope, so as to offer the smoothest possible surface for the laminar flow effect to work its best. Nice modelling, though! Kind regards, Joachim
  10. Before reading the heading in full, just looking at the photos, I speculated whether your model is 1:48th or 1:32nd. 1:72nd?? That's crazy. She looks like the work of a master watchmaker with miniature gouache painting as a hobby… Huge respect! Kind regards, Joachim
  11. Very good looking Spitfire and, a measure of the quality of the weathering work, the scuffing on the port wing root looks entirely believable. What does look at bit un-RAFish (new word?) is the soft edged camouflage. It was almost invariably hard edged in the war years… Excellent modelling, though! Kind regards, Joachim
  12. A beautiful rendition of one of my fave airplanes! Kind regards, Joachim
  13. It's easy to see the basis for your confidence! Very convincing Thud indeed. Kind regards, Joachim
  14. Interesting and attractive variation on a theme! Kind regards, Joachim
  15. A fabulous model, in a particularly tasteful livery. That 'turned' engine cowling is a real stunner! Kind regards, Joachim
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