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Wow, that is a beautiful model. 

 

I have some Esoteric USN types to build, they chose some spectacularly coloured aircraft.  The Errol Flynn film is excellent too, great planes, and I know smoking was common back then but even by the standards of the day, boy did they get through some cigarettes in that movie...

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That is one beautiful model! Love the clean look and the detail work put into it.

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Roger - that is utterly exquisite! Stunning detail, build and finish! 1/72 scale?!! - utterly exquisite!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Amazing work from a 1/72 vac. Looks great for 1/48!

 

Cheers,

Wlad

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That's superb Roger, and an inspiration.

What sort of optical devices do you use to create such microscopic detail?

Is there any chance you could get a few of your models out of their boxes in the loft and photograph them, I would love to see more of your work.

 

Regards,

 

Keith.

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What a fantastic model Roger - the detail is superb and the excellent photos emphasise every small detail.

 

Always nice to see something more unusual especially when it's been done to such a high standard!! :clap2:

 

Kris

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Spotted a typo in your OP. You said 1/72 but that has to be 1/32 right?  Just kidding. That’s a hugely impressive bit of model making there. I hadn’t thought you could get that much into a 1/72 size model. Very well done and inspirational. 👏 bravo

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5 hours ago, KeithR said:

What sort of optical devices do you use to create such microscopic detail?

 

Actually, just the Mk1 eyeball.  I'm very short-sighted, which is an advantage for this kind of work (not too good for some other things....I could never be a pilot).

I can see every speck of dust in the paint and spend about 30 mins after each coat removing them all......OCD or what ?! 

 

(Is there any chance you could get a few of your models out of their boxes in the loft and photograph them, I would love to see more of your work.)

 

Yes, I plan to do just that, but need to set aside a fair bit of time to devote to it.

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2 hours ago, JohnT said:

Spotted a typo in your OP. You said 1/72 but that has to be 1/32 right?  Just kidding. That’s a hugely impressive bit of model making there. I hadn’t thought you could get that much into a 1/72 size model. Very well done and inspirational. 👏 bravo

Sometimes it feels a bit like watchmaking in that small scale. Makes me want to go and lie in a darkened room....🥴

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12 hours ago, mick b said:

Stunning work Roger, pity it took twenty years to see it finished.

 

Mike

I always intended to go back to it......but got sidetracked by a few other jobs 😀  

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Beautiful work!  Am glad you finished it.  I had to go back and verify the scale wasn’t 1/48. 

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