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Offline malaula

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Caquot Observation Balloon
« on: April 03, 2015, 10:25:06 PM »
Done,finally! I've been workin'on this since 2010 ,scrapped it three times,now I declare this one finished.
The Balloon itself is the roseplane vacu,everything else except for 3 figures is scratched.
The DeLaHaye trucks have been built according to photos only,so no garanty for scale accuracy.
Figures are my own casts , some converted and some self-sculpted,one might recognize the ubiquitous Orion-officer,who is the only one I left untouched.
Got a silver medal and the visitors-choice award at Euromodelexpo last weekend for it.




























« Last Edit: April 03, 2015, 11:43:26 PM by malaula »

Offline ermeio

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 10:40:52 PM »
Excellent subject in a nice and colourful diorama.
Please do more

Offline Flugzeugwerke

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 11:41:46 PM »
Really excellent and evocative. You have a brilliant eye for staging a scene. Bravo, top class and again I am left wondering what the gold medalist could have brought to beat this.


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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 01:48:26 AM »
The vehicles and most of the figures are scratched? Amazing! I'm wondering the same thing as Bo, how could this be topped?

Maybe there's some prejudice going on since it's not your typical airplane scene. Or it's not a Spitfire.

George

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 03:01:54 AM »
Thanks to all,much appreciated!Well,may be it's been put in the wrong class,some bloke told me it's not an airplane and it does'nt fly cause balloons are'nt flown but driven,so it's been put in the vehicles category....you know those armor guys,don't you?!
Anyway,I don't care too much about that,knowing the majority of the visitors liked this dio the most.
cheers   Mathias

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 06:48:16 AM »
Fantastic!
Totally original.
Speechless.
S

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 06:55:50 AM »
You have created an absolutely amazing scene, everything in the diorama is superb from the balloon, the figures, vehicles, trees, everything, and having so many figures around makes it a very realistic looking scene. I especially like the overhead shot.

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2015, 07:41:17 AM »
Fantastic! Amazing and stupendous! Perhaps someone adventurous out there might produce another Drachen, and in 1/48th: a happy medium somewhere between WnW -- and too small for these eyes!

Offline Nigel Jackson

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2015, 05:41:30 PM »
What a super piece of work Malaula! Well-deserving of all the praise here.

Best wishes
Nigel

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2015, 04:45:44 AM »
Those fools!  It is an aircraft.  It's a craft and it is in the air, ergo, "aircraft".  Whatever.  It's a masterpiece regardless of category, Matz!  A true example of modeling genius.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2015, 08:39:33 PM »
Well it gets gold here! A truly amazing diorama, as Bud so rightly says - a masterpiece.

Cheers,
Tony.

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2015, 01:59:55 AM »
Your Diorama is beautifully rendered! The figures, trucks, groundwork and scenery set a terrific scene for the OUTSTANDING Balloon!
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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2015, 05:14:06 AM »
Wow!

Your diorama really is truly excellent.  A very different scene to boot as well!

Regards

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Offline Tony Haycock

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2015, 03:15:56 PM »
Thanks to all,much appreciated!Well,may be it's been put in the wrong class,some bloke told me it's not an airplane and it does'nt fly cause balloons are'nt flown but driven,so it's been put in the vehicles category....you know those armor guys,don't you?!
Anyway,I don't care too much about that,knowing the majority of the visitors liked this dio the most.
cheers   Mathias

Have you seen the Delahaye balloon winch truck at the Auto und Technik museum in Speyer? I have some photos of it (somewhere!) if you are interested in seeing them
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Offline Doug Mace

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Re: Caquot Observation Balloon
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2015, 01:57:03 AM »
Wow...the imagery, the story told, the frozen moment...so very dramatic...wonderful. My favorite shot/angle depicting all of that is the 7th one down that is looking back up the road...gives it a late afternoon glow....rather like a painting. Beautiful, Mathias.
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