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Offline ermeio

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2020, 08:04:38 PM »
excellent result...
we were not able to reach that level in the '80
this is a testimonial that our hobby is improving and growing towards new horizons

Offline RichieW

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2020, 08:07:21 PM »
Hard to believe such a gem came from an ancient 1/72 Airfix kit. Love the display base and waving pilot too.

Offline Monty

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2020, 12:16:55 AM »
Beautiful! It could be a new release easily! Lovely work, Brad! Regards, Marc.

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2020, 06:21:47 AM »
This is the total opposite of a simple build in simple times. That is a great work of an artist, who builds and paints in such clean way - wonderful.

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Frank
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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2020, 01:26:26 PM »
Brad,

WOW, that is really amazing.  I love the wood grain effect that you achieved.  And the base is REALLY COOL !!

Paul



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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2020, 01:10:24 AM »
Probably the best 1/72 model I've ever seen.

Offline rhallinger

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2020, 05:34:04 AM »
That could be a 1/32 WNW Albatros!  You have done an amazing job with an old 1/72 kit.  The base is pure inspiration, and I will return here often to enjoy it, just for the nostalgia value, taking us back to a simpler time in our lives.  Very well done Brad! ;D

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Bob

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2020, 08:05:52 AM »
Thank you everyone for your kind words - this indeed was a fun little build and did re-kindle some of those feelings from a more simple modelling time - it was great to not have to sweat over too many details.

These old Airfix kits actually aren't too bad to build. The only real fit issue I had with this one was the lower wing piece, which needed a bit of filling and sanding to get into place. The struts were a tad fiddly too, and the horizontal stabiliser was split in the middle, but overall not too bad.

 I have been eyeing off their old DH4 from the early 60s as a future build. It actually scales reasonably accurately for an old kit. :)

 Cheers again!

BC

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2020, 04:27:56 PM »
Beautiful! And the stand is nearly as beautiful as the plane! ;-)

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2020, 02:39:26 PM »
F A N T A S T I C !!! :)

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2020, 12:07:14 PM »
I missed this for a month!!! Just amazing!!! That is nostalgia building at its finest and exudes character!!!!

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2020, 10:53:12 AM »
Thanks guys!  ;D ;D

Offline Dave Brewer

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2020, 11:10:24 AM »
You've done it again Brad,I would never have picked that as 1/72 but rather a superbly executed large scale model.I hope you proceed with the DH4 at some point,that would be fascinating!
Cheers,
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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2020, 05:50:00 AM »
Hi all - I know that this is an old topic, but I must say I am rather chuffed that Airfix considered my little build worthy enough of putting up on their Workbench for this month -

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/mediterranean-blenheims-at-the-double?utm_campaign=2828577_Airfix - Workbench - Week 35 2020%2F2021&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hornby PLC&_%24ja=tsid%3A71284&dm_i=2DJZ,1OMJL,A15NPU,5QEXT,1

It's only a little thing but I am still rather happy and humbled :)

Cheers,

BC

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Re: Tribute to a Simple Time...
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2020, 06:50:09 AM »
Good for you Brad ! It is an awesome feeling  ;)


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