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  1. Hello Tolga, I didn't express myself clearly enough (and incidentally, I'm quite familiar with the Griffon engine and the Rotol prop, we have one of each in the F11 Museum at Nyköping in Sweden, where the F 11 Wing flew the PR Mk XIX between 1948 and 1955). Your Rotol propeller is certainly turning in the right direction – that isn't the issue. What I'm referring to is that I suspect that your individual prop blades are turned back-to-front, e.g. 180 degrees, so that the more curved edge has become the leading edge, whereas in reality the straighter edge should be the leading edge. That is quite clear from the two b/w photos that you posted. Hope this makes my comment clearer. Whatever, you have created a beautiful model! Kind regards, Joachim
  2. Brilliant Macchi! And a useful hint, that cutting through the decals along the panel joints. I'll remember… Kind regards, Joachim
  3. Beautiful model, with a great finish and just the right (IMHO) level of weathering! Not to rain on your parade, but are you quite sure that the prop blades aren't turned 180°? It's a bit difficult to see in the photos, but anyway, the straighter edge should be the leading one. Top notch modelling! Kind regards, Joachim
  4. Though I'm not too familiar with the type, I think that your model looks very convincing, especially allowing for that tiny scale! Excellent work! Kind regards, Joachim
  5. A most excellent early Spit, with all the details looking just 'right' (even the drooped elevators). So, it even had the spin chute guard on the fin? I just assumed that the very neat finish was airbrushed. Marvellous hairy stick work! Kind regards, Joachim
  6. Very convincing model, looking just 'right'! Kind regards, Joachim
  7. Smooth work, and with most acceptable panel joints, too! Kind regards, Joachim
  8. What a delectable model! (The only fitting adjective that comes to mind when viewing it…) The TLC that you have lavished upon this rather, er… basic kit has certainly elevated it to a much higher altitude (metaphorically speaking), than the 35 years younger Attacker-basher might have reached with the same kit bits. Kind regards, Joachim
  9. Beautifully clean Spitfire! She looks like a lovingly restored museum piece. Kind regards, Joachim
  10. A fabulous model, just on the right side of not being over-weathered. Magnificent work! That said, as a purely personal aside, I've noticed that I'm getting less and less fascinated by crooked cross warplanes. Some 25 years ago, I travelled to London and from there to the St Athans RAF base, where they kept an Emil in original, excellent condition. I must've taken several hundred photos of every detail of the engine, that a helpful mechanic exposed by removing the covers for me. Did I ever build that Airfix 1:24th Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 kit that had triggered the Don Quixote-like excursion? No. I suppose that the focus of one's interests tend to adjust with age. Anyway, to each his own, and, regardless of the subject, this is certainly a wonderfully executed scale model! Kind regards, Joachim
  11. Very attractive build of an attractive kit of one of the most attractive Navy fighters of the era. Wonderful model! Kind regards, Joachim
  12. A pink T-bolt? Or you may have to consult the manual of your camera. on how to set white balance… Beautiful model, as always! Though I had almost expected a one-off Finnair Thunderbolt. Kind regards, Joachim
  13. Beautiful portrayal of a particularly ungainly looking type. Superb modelling! Kind regards, Joachim
  14. Interesting! The riveting is subtle enough not to announce itself as an effect per se, but it certainly adds that air of 'real' which is so hard to achieve. Beautiful work, with an artist's eye behind it.
  15. Brilliant – looks like a real one. 'Nuf said! Kind regards, Joachim
  16. She looks like a museum full scale replica. Amazing modelling! Kind regards, Joachim
  17. A great model, full of character. The detailing and the finish combine to make a very convincing impression of a 'flying machine'. But, where did the pin-up go? Kind regards, Joachim
  18. A most excellent Kittyhawk. So good, in fact, that I had to look twice at the heading to confirm that it's really 1:72nd scale. The wear around the wing ammo hatches does a lot for the overall impression, too. Sweet work! Kind regards, Joachim
  19. Very ambitious and convincing Mk V! That big Airfix kit isn't an easy one, but you have done it proud and then some. The Big Dipper marking really adds interest. Excellent modelling! Kind regards, Joachim
  20. Very neat Hurricane with a very smart looking, clean finish! Two little details for your next one: the small dorsal light behind the canopy should be clear (just like the top lantern on a boat); and, the aerial wire should connect to the triangular prong below the mast top, and then continue down into the top of the fuselage. Beautiful modelling! Kind regards, Joachim
  21. Certainly one of the best looking Saab 32s I've seen in model form. The modulation of the basic olive green camo is superb. Btw, it's a good idea to wear something like a nitrile glove when holding a matt surfaced model like that. Otherwise, your fingerprints will eventually be visible on the horisontal stabiliser. Marvellous modelling! Kind regards, Joachim
  22. Beautiful rendering of this elegant Ta 152 H-1! Maybe a few closeups, to show off the effect of your diligent riveting? Inspiring work. Kind regards, Joachim
  23. A most excellent Vampire! And, to my eyes, Heller's raised panel joint lines work just fine. Nice work! Kind regards, Joachim
  24. Superb build, not least the impressive interior. At least, you know yourself that it is there… Kind regards, Joachim
  25. Beautiful build! The glass case is very elegant, but isn't the whole set-up just a wee bit illogical? Did the pilot run out of fuel, and had to leave the plane mid air? Kind regards, Joachim
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