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Offline Des

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More pre 1914 models
« on: March 05, 2014, 07:55:39 AM »
Even though these models have been displayed elsewhere in this forum, I think it is appropriate that they have a place here in the pre 1914 board. As you know, all these models are scratch built in 1:32 scale and represent aeroplanes that are not available as kits in 1:32 scale. I believe that this era of aviation history is being sadly neglected by the kit manufacturers. A full build log of each of these models can be found on my main website  http://ww1aircraftmodels.com

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Sikorsky S-16


1911 Curtiss Hydroaeroplane


1909 Blackburn Heavy Monoplane


1912 Battaille



1909 Bleriot XI



1910 Fokker Spinne



1914 Caudron G3



1913 Voisin III



1913 Jeannin Taube




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Offline Nigel Jackson

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Re: More pre 1914 models
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 09:31:58 AM »
What a wonderful collection Des, though I have to admit that my favourite is the Spinne - it almost looks like something you might see in one of da Vinci's sketchbooks!

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 09:55:04 AM »
When viewed all together like this, they take my breath away.  What a phenomenal feat, the building of all of these museum pieces in such a short period of time.  I agree with Nigel, Des.  I think the Spinne might be my favorite, as well.
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Bud
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 10:10:48 AM »
It is a very beautiful collection Des.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 10:44:12 PM »
It's a delight to see them all together.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014, 03:39:32 PM »
spinne and the taube are my favorites but i got alot of love for that caudron, and the others arent half bad either. cant wait to retire, then i would just build biplanes all day.

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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014, 07:26:22 PM »
At the same time "inspirational", and yet serves to show how far short of the bar one is falling.


Brilliant Des' - just brilliant.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 01:22:33 AM »
Amazingly beautiful collection, Des. What a testament to your talents.

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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 03:29:53 AM »
Truly outstanding builds Des. Museum standard all without a doubt. The Bataille triplane will be another outstanding build too and I look forward to seeing that here too.

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 08:47:23 AM »
Des I am trully your fan! If you were on a modelling tour I would be your grouppie  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 10:40:16 AM »
As weird as that may sound, I'm in total agreement.
Cheers,
Bud
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2014, 08:29:44 AM »
All fantastic work, Des.

You certainly realise how aviation has advanced when you look at these early, frail machines.

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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2014, 04:45:58 PM »
Hello Des,

What a pleasure it has been to follow all these amazing builds. This is the top in modeling. All these a/c belong in a book of artwork. Many congratulations again for your unlimited skills!

Kind regards
Patrick

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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2014, 12:50:29 AM »
Hi Des

WoW, what an amazing collection of awe inspiring planes. I would love to build something like this. Such a shame that they are not available as kits.

Thanks for sharing theses works of art!

Gary
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2014, 12:57:03 AM »
The Spinne gets my vote too. Not to put any pressure on you, but just think what you'll be able to do now with two good eyes. No pressure at all . . .  ;D

Cheers,

Chris
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