Author Topic: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32  (Read 9375 times)

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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #135 on: May 28, 2023, 07:48:48 PM »
What an unjust and unworthy fate for a man with his status and courage.

Thank you for telling us this personal account Lukasz. It gives so much more depth and context to the beautiful model.

How dit you achieve the streaking engine oil smear on the nose and fuselage. Dit you you use a fan?

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Willem

Thank you very much. You don't even know how honored I feel that you read the story of this man, that we are writing about him, 100 years after his great deeds and 80 years after his terrible death. Thank you for that.

As for the streaks, while learning the techniques, I saw in many films a method with an airbrush, where the streaks are blown by the rush of air. This method, although it gives quite natural results, unfortunately has a few of you. At least in my opinion. First of all, it does not give you control over the streak behavior, secondly, it requires a lot of paint and thus these streaks are too large in my opinion. That's why I use long hair brushes. Probably the most important piece of advice I can give is to never, ever use just one color. Juggling colors gives much better effects, it creates an extremely plastic mosaic. That's why I choose 3-4 colors and build streaks in this way. I always start with the lighter ones. Leaks are always bright at the periphery and darkest where something has been deposited recently, so by layering colors on top of each other, I build a color sandwich. I hope I managed to explain it in an understandable way.

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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #136 on: May 28, 2023, 09:37:00 PM »
Hello everyone,

This is my last post with a report on the construction of this model. Today only one, tight frame showing the latest work on Nieuport. I glued the propeller with the hubcap and mounted the wheels. In the meantime, I made the last corrections to the edges of the wings and paint losses, painted the wheels with oils and used a mixture of pigments at the very end.

So this is the end. Great relief and joy. It was not an easy road. A lot of challenges, but I also learned a lot. A model that literally and figuratively fell down to rise again. In a word, it happened. However, I will tell you about all this in the final gallery, which I hope to post tomorrow. Thank you all for your attention, comments and ratings during the construction.



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Lukasz

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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #137 on: May 29, 2023, 01:45:31 AM »
Awesome build! I am looking forward to the Gallery Photos!
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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #138 on: May 29, 2023, 05:31:14 AM »
Awesome build! I am looking forward to the Gallery Photos!
RAGIII

Thanks RAGII. Thank you for yous support and entering.

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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #139 on: May 29, 2023, 06:04:47 AM »
Many congratulations on a superb model completed and a very informative thread. I was so sad to read how Donat's life ended. It's been a very moving experience reading of his life.

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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #140 on: May 29, 2023, 06:41:41 AM »
Many congratulations on a superb model completed and a very informative thread. I was so sad to read how Donat's life ended. It's been a very moving experience reading of his life.

Richie

Thank you Richie. It's a great honor for me to write about him and build a replica of his machine, and it's even greater that you took part in it with me.

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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #141 on: May 29, 2023, 06:54:46 AM »
Very interesting biography, and yes, what a horrible end that he had to share with millions!

Very nice Nieuport 21 despite of the mishaps in the end. This is a fantastic model.

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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #142 on: May 29, 2023, 07:52:48 AM »
Very interesting biography, and yes, what a horrible end that he had to share with millions!

Very nice Nieuport 21 despite of the mishaps in the end. This is a fantastic model.

Andreas

Thanks Andreas. Tomorrow I will try to prepare the final geleria. I hope you like the whole thing.

Lukasz

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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #143 on: May 29, 2023, 11:21:29 AM »
I thoroughly enjoyed this thread Lukasz, learning about Donat was a fascinating addition to a terrific model. I'm excited for the final gallery.
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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #144 on: May 30, 2023, 08:25:55 PM »
I was so sorry to read about your disaster... But the recovery was more than successful, I see. Looking forward to the complete model - great job all around!
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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #145 on: May 31, 2023, 05:16:56 AM »
I thoroughly enjoyed this thread Lukasz, learning about Donat was a fascinating addition to a terrific model. I'm excited for the final gallery.
I was so sorry to read about your disaster... But the recovery was more than successful, I see. Looking forward to the complete model - great job all around!

Thank you very much and I invite you to the gallery for the final effect.



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Lukasz

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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #146 on: May 31, 2023, 05:18:40 AM »
 :o  8)
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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #147 on: June 02, 2023, 02:54:52 AM »
Just gorgeous!

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Re: Nieuport 21 N2453 - Donat Makijonek - 7 IAO spring 1917 - CSM 1/32
« Reply #148 on: June 25, 2023, 05:50:53 PM »
Beautiful work, I really like your painting style is it is interesting, but not overdone!

Jeroen