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Offline andyw

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Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« on: October 23, 2014, 12:03:01 PM »
Good morning all
This is the venerable Inpact/Pyro kit, which I have heavily modified using the Shuttleworth kite as the main reference. Only the longerons (not the vertical and horizontal members), tail, rudder, engine and wings are from the kit. The rest is scratch.





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Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 02:10:40 PM »
Outstanding! I would love to build one, but being a poor scratch builder, I would like at least a basic kit to provide a foundation. Yours, however, is the cat's pajamas!
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Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 10:46:01 PM »
Really well done Andy! Impressive scratch built corrections!
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Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 11:50:41 PM »
A real beauty Andy, and especially impressive scratch work in 1/48. ;D  Well done!

Cheers and huzzas,

Bob

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Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2014, 01:32:05 AM »
Very nice work, Andy. It's good to see these early types modelled so well.

Best wishes
Nigel

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Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2014, 02:01:00 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous, Andy!  I have this kit in the stash.  You've inspired me.  I hope mine turns out half as fine as yours.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 04:54:31 AM »
Fantastic these build Andy.
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Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2014, 06:32:35 AM »
Congratulations Andy on completing this somewhat awkward kit, your additional scratch building has turned it into a real gem, very well done.

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Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2014, 10:24:02 AM »
Very nice indeed ! Excellent job on the level of detail in this scale  8)






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Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 11:43:39 AM »
Excellent model! Someday I hope to scrape up enough courage to try building one of these early birds.

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Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2014, 03:18:19 AM »
Somehow I missed this one. You have achieved an outstanding result - a real silk purse from a sow's ear. This is not an easy kit or aeroplane to build but you have built a first class model.