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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2019, 11:38:25 AM »
Enjoy your time away Maani and have fun with the family ! :)




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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2019, 06:24:57 AM »
I hope that you have a really relaxing holiday Manni - and look forward to seeing another exceptional model completed when you return.

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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2019, 07:23:00 AM »
I also wish you great vacations and a good recovery.
All the best!
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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2019, 08:22:47 PM »
Hello my friends. As things are getting better I managed to make some progress.





Hopefully I will manage to keep it going. Yesterday I made the complete internal rigging and I will soon close the fuselage.

Bye,
Manni
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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2019, 09:24:00 PM »
Great looking work, as usual, Manni.

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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2019, 04:30:44 PM »
At least I managed to seat the pilot in his chair. Luckily I got me some reading glasses and was shocked how ruff I made the cockpit. But nearly everything will be hidden by this small fellow.



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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2021, 03:47:24 AM »
Hello dear friends,
it's been a long time since I've done anything here. I would like to apologize for that. Especially because I didn't continue with Des Memorial Build. Unfortunately I didn't have the strength to build much further, because everything became a bit too much. I was feeling pretty bad and needed to recover. I finally got my diagnosis after a long time. I suffer from a bipolar disorder as well as a modified form of Asperger's autism. I had to deal with that first with myself and my family. Now, thanks to the diagnosis and my great therapist, I have acquired many behaviors (skills) that help me in everyday life and I can get through life very well again.

But now to the important stuff:
The Sopwith Camel has been finished in the meantime.The construction was anything but stress-free. I once crushed the whole interior between clamps, broke all the struts, dropped the model, broke the landing gear, crumbled the decals and cracked the glue seam on the fuselage again, so I had to spackle and repaint the fuselage.
But I told myself, you have to do that for Des.
The kids room has a timeless design and most of the pieces are scratchbuilt. There are sprues on the table with instructions and much more. On the pinboard I put a photo of Des. All planes are 3d printed and have the original schemes.
I think He might like it as it is.I intentionally weathered the model very subtly since Des liked it this way.

 Here are some pictures:









Cheers my dear friend, Des!!!




















I hope you like it,
see you soon,
Manni



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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2021, 04:38:19 AM »
Really Great !!!!

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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2021, 04:49:11 AM »
Hi Manni!
Good to have you back! And what a wonderful work, extremely well done!
All the best to you

Jörg

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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2021, 07:17:19 AM »
Manni, that wonder-full diorama brings a tear to the eye.  I think all modelers can really understand this scene, as we've all been there.  Beautifully executed and superb modeling all around!  Thank you for sharing this with us. ;D

Best regards,

Bob

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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2021, 11:11:41 AM »
Manni , made me cry . Very well done on capturing the story !

Glad that you are also doing well Manni  :)


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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2021, 11:47:10 AM »
Welcome back Manni, and my sincere compliments on a truly touching and magnificent Diorama project. As Bob and Alexis say, we've all been there and you've captured that well. I'll add my gratitude that you're back and we're a better place for that!
Stay safe, and well!
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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2021, 03:38:19 PM »
I also have to add my compliment even if others have said it all already!
this is a magnificent diorama, one you have to look over several times to try to capture all the details you put in it...
this diorama is also very emotional in many ways.... you can be proud of yourself!

ciao
edo



p.s. last but not least.... welcome back!

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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2021, 04:06:08 PM »
Speechless.
Sandy

P.S. This is high art. Should be awarded the Turner Prize in the UK (rather than Tracy Emin's stupid unmade bed!!!)

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Re: A boy's dream [Sopwith Camel diorama] WNW 1:32
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2021, 05:20:33 PM »
Thank you all for your very kind words. This means a lot to me and keeps me going on. Thank you wholeheartedly.
Manni
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"Warum noch mehr Bausätze?!?": meine Frau