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Offline Des

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Show us your Bleriot XI
« on: February 11, 2014, 06:47:33 PM »
This is my recently completed scratch built 1:32 scale Bleriot XI. The model is still awaiting the correct propeller from Doug Craner.

Here is the link to the complete build log;   http://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/page46.html

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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 09:44:15 PM »
So pretty, Des. Magnificent job on an interesting subject.  Well done!

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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 09:50:27 PM »
Hello Des,

This build was and is pure magic. Still can't believe that human hands can produce such a beauty. In all humility i take my hat off!

Kind regards
Patrick

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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 10:57:08 PM »
I know that I'm saying nothing original Des, but this is a magnificent piece of work.

People talk of museum quality, but there are museums and museums. This model would grace the finest.

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Nigel

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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 02:04:07 AM »
Des,
This one was a Stunning work of art from start to finish! Outstanding craftsmanship!!
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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 03:40:25 AM »
Absolutely superb. One day I would love to produce some thing to that standard.

Very well done Des.

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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 10:50:09 AM »
Truly breathtaking work, Des!  I'm continuously blown away by your skills.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 11:46:56 AM »
Here's my effort, a Blériot XI-2 'Artillerie", again scratchbuilt, but in 1:72 scale. This was my first foray into the world of scratchbuilding...
Here's the full build log:
http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=2013.msg32690#msg32690















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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 12:46:47 PM »
For your first scratch build this is amazing, and to do it in 1:72 scale is even more amazing, brilliant result Ian.

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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014, 01:17:29 PM »
Ian,
A Lovely build and in such a SMALL scale! You have Modeled the version I would be tempted to do, if in a larger scale! I remember the build, Very well done!
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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 05:12:34 PM »
Hello Ian,

Never saw this one before. Really amazing in 1/72 and your first scratchbuild. Many congratulations. So well done!

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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014, 06:35:42 PM »
Magnificent Ian.

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Nigel

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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 09:46:25 PM »
Wonderful job of the Bleriot, Ian, especially in the teeny scale.  Now that is
amazing!  Superb work, my friend.

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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2014, 04:25:51 AM »
Extraordinary work, Ian!  A truly lovely Bleriot.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Show us your Bleriot XI
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2014, 08:18:54 AM »
Both are very wounderfull builds.
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