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Spitfire31

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  1. Very neat and authentic looking UN camouflage on this ambitious Flying Barrel! In reality, though, individual 29906 wasn't a fighter, but an unarmed photo reconnaissance S 29C. The Matchbox kit represents the later fighter version J 29F, that didn't take part in the Congo conflict. The Tunnan fighters in Congo were the non-afterburning J 29B version, that also lacked the dogtooth wing of the C, E and F versions. The Heller kit, which has yielded the decals, includes parts for an S 29C. Excellent modelling, quite apart from the version mix-up! Kind regards, Joachim
  2. Very good looking Hurricane! What impresses me most is the super smooth finish. What is your secret for attaining such a silky surface, I wonder? Kind regards, Joachim
  3. Kudos for keeping at it and for producing such a creditable result! And extra points for imitating the opening at the front of the exhaust sheaths with dark paint! Kind regards, Joachim
  4. Very neat and clean Tomahawks! However, if you'll excuse my being straightforward, that bright silver paint spatter on the wing roots doesn't look even remotely like scuffing. For a master's course in scuffing and general weathering, I'd suggest take a look at this post: It's not done with any fancy technique such as hairspray or similar – it's all done with a fine tipped brush after careful study of photos of the real thing. Observation, and practice… Kind regards, Joachim
  5. The Wyvern may not be exactly beautiful, but she never fail to impress! Excellent portrayal of this brutal machine! Kind regards, Joachim
  6. She looks much bigger than 1:72nd. Very convincing model! Kind regards, Joachim
  7. Very neat build! To my eyes, though, the impression is dominated by heavily marked 'panel joints', that kind of kill the realism of the rest of the nice finish. MHO… Kind regards, Joachim
  8. A very attractive Hurricane! The offset control surfaces (and the drilled out exhausts!) transform the 'model' to an impression of shrunk reality. Nihil sine labore* is as valid in modelling as everywhere else. Kind regards, Joachim * Nothing Without Work
  9. An impeccable miniature Mirage! And I agree about the photography – especially the first handful of pictures, where the base and the background create a very convincing environment for the model. Kind regards, Joachim
  10. Very impressive spotted cat! Kind regards, Joachim
  11. Beautiful model! And the windows with some partially closed blinds give a disproportionate (related to their size…) impression of 'life'. Superb work. Kind regards, Joachim
  12. The modeller as an impressionist artist. That is the secret behind the art of successful weathering, isn't it – a pair of artist's eyes for IRL detail and painting skills to transfer the impression on to the canvas, er… the model. Just look at the combination of scuffed primer and worn-down-to metal patches. And the fuselage Hinomaru is just a piece of artwork in itself. Bravo! Kind regards, Joachim
  13. Good lesson in producing an excellent model from an elderly kit! Kind regards, Joachim
  14. Very good looking Stuka, but way too many almost identical pics. Kind regards, Joachim
  15. Magnificent Blenheim. The restrained, convincing weathering and colour modulation really make her come alive! Created with a pair of artist's eyes. Kind regards, Joachim
  16. Magnificent Ta 152! The wear and the weathering are an impressive lesson in cause > effect thinking. Kind regards, Joachim
  17. What a nice suprise to see such a beautiful build of this rather odd bird. Replacing the DB 605 of the J 21A with the dH Goblin was regarded as a rather simple modification, requiring about 20 per cent change of parts. That was at the project stage – in reality, the J 21R contained only about 50 per cent J 21A parts, and it proved better as a low level attack machine than a fighter. However, it was Saab's first step into the jet age and the next one, the J 29, was a success. Your J 29 A (or B?) is a lovely model, too! Kind regards, Joachim
  18. Big and heavy and superbly modelled. You can almost feel the smell of a well used aeroplane! Kind regards, Joachim
  19. She is a real eye-opener! Perfect finish and the base enhances the impression further. Kind regards, Joachim
  20. Impressive results from that family cooperation. Hard to believe they're 1:72nd scale. Kind regards, Joachim
  21. Very neat Mossies! The new kit looks like a winner, and the finish and restrained weathering show it to best advantage, and the exhausts look very convincing. I take it that you're neither a sailor, nor a pilot? At sea, and in the air, starbord is green and port is red. IRL, mixing them up is likely to land you in trouble… Excellent modelling, though! Kind regards, Joachim
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