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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2022, 08:24:42 AM »
Magnificently mad! That drum is incredible! Not to mention literally everything else.

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2022, 05:43:12 AM »
Good Lord! I had no idea those Lewis drums were scratch from brass. I assumed punched plastic discs.  You are truly an artist with incredible skill. Iím in line for your book as well!

Offline NinetythirdLiberator

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2022, 08:39:33 AM »
A jeweler, ehh????  Moses Sandals!  That's amazing.  THANKS for sharing!!!

Dan

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2022, 12:38:58 AM »
It is often said that an IQ of 160 is the level of genius. Is it a burden to manage your IQ of 175? All kidding aside it was a joy to witness your limitless talent. I do hope you'll post often.

Thanks for shooting and sharing.
Fan of scale models either static, RC, or rubber powered.

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2022, 05:39:51 AM »
There are simply no words for this level of scale modelling....

Willem

Offline William Adair

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2022, 10:06:34 AM »
Thank you again everybody for the kind comments.  It really does mean a lot and encourages me to keep going.  I've added a few more shots below which were taken just recently, while I fiddle about with camera angles for the book.  Next up are some Nieuports.  :)






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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2022, 08:21:13 AM »
I've out of commission for a while and missed this. My loss entirely, your jeweller's precision continues to amaze. I was scared off trying to scratch a DH.2 in 1/32 by the complexity of this odd little fighter. How you manage such perfection in 1/144 is beyond my wildest imaginings. I absolutely love it!!!!
Richie

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2022, 07:18:18 AM »
Oh sweet lord, that is absolutely amazing. Iím not sure if that makes me inspired or make want to take up knitting instead.

Thank you everyone! That is very kind  :)
Iím glad it is completed and in such a relatively short time.  A funny thing happened during the last covid lockdown, and I received a chance to put together a book on the subject of scratch building WWI aircraft in 1/144 scale.  After a brief panic I realised I better up my game and boost my output to meet the deadline.  I havenít got a title yet, but this one will be chapter four.  Next up is a pair of Nieuport 17s.  One French and the other an RFC machine. After that a Fokker D.VIII if things go well 🤞

Do take your time. You have one patient buyer here at least. If I havenít switched to knitting by then  ;D

Offline RichieW

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2022, 07:45:19 AM »
Thank you again everybody for the kind comments.  It really does mean a lot and encourages me to keep going.  I've added a few more shots below which were taken just recently, while I fiddle about with camera angles for the book.  Next up are some Nieuports.  :)







I'd love to see a Sopwith Tripe in 1/144. 😉

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2022, 11:40:14 PM »
 :o... This can pass easily as 1/48 and not to mention 1/72!!!

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2022, 10:05:47 AM »
This is brilliant work by any standard and in any scale William, absolutely amazing.

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2022, 10:41:43 PM »
Thank you so much.  I really do appreciate it!  Sometimes I look at them and think, how on earth???   :o

The Nieuports are coming along.  More on those later, I hope.


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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2022, 06:12:55 AM »
The match head is almost as wide as the Nieuport e fine cowling. That's outrageous! Will definitely be buying your book but don't think my ham fists will be attempting the squinty eyed scale any time soon!