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Old Apr 19, 2011, 11:37 PM
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Oh no - he lost a button! There should be another button under his right lapel. It must have come off somewhere. Good job painting the Blue Max... that must've required a microscope.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 01:17 AM
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The pilot is looking really good. I've especially enjoyed your detailed explanation about mould making. So many pilots on the market look just terrible, and you're making the creation of a more personalised and detailed pilot achievable.

Can't wait to see him dirtied up a bit and in place...
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 07:24 AM
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Oh no - he lost a button! There should be another button under his right lapel. It must have come off somewhere. Good job painting the Blue Max... that must've required a microscope.
It's probably at the bottom of the cockpit...

James
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 11:33 AM
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Man, that pilot is looking awesome, but he has some SERIOUS war wounds. Somebody shot both his legs below the knees and most of his tush and his private plumbing off.

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Old Apr 20, 2011, 12:30 PM
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Oh no - he lost a button! There should be another button under his right lapel. It must have come off somewhere. Good job painting the Blue Max... that must've required a microscope.
Hmm. That's odd. I don't see it in any of my photos. It was probably in the shipping box Somewhere. Ill cast one and glue it on.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 04:09 PM
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What ya thinking for your next build? Would be fun to "build along" with you. Although certainly not at the same skill level.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 09:10 PM
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What ya thinking for your next build?
I was wondering that myself... Each build is raising the bar higher and higher though.

I'm betting on a 1/12 scale Felixstowe F2a (95 and 5/8 inches wing span). Should chug along nicely on a couple of 480s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felixstowe_F.2

Think of all the possible schemes!

Cheers,

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Old Apr 21, 2011, 07:12 PM
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1/12th?
How about 1/6!!!!
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 08:44 PM
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1/12th?
How about 1/6!!!!
It would be difficult enough for me to watch Hammerd build the Felixstowe F2a in 1/12 scale (and not want to go and start yet another project myself). 1/6 scale would be much more than I could bear!

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Old Apr 21, 2011, 10:37 PM
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Next thing on the agenda is to repair the FE8. After that, I don't know. I'd like to build another German plane though.

I finished up Fritz. He's ready to take his place in the cockpit and get to work now.
Some washes, paint, and pastels add depth. Clearcoats, of various gloss levels, seperate the different simulated surfaces. I'm pretty happy with the results, but wish I were as good as this fellow. http://www.youtube.com/user/MichToyC...61/a46nYVThCa4



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Old Apr 21, 2011, 10:45 PM
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Hammerd,
Well done!!!!
You and warhead have made an amazing pilot, it is way better than anything I have seen available on the market.
-Reuben
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 10:54 PM
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Yes, warhead_71's "amateur" work is much better than anything available from "professionals" as far as I'm concerned. He's very talented.
BTW, he came in at only 2.8 oz. , and I can still remove a good portion of his back to make him even lighter.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 11:26 PM
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...I can still remove a good portion of his back to make him even lighter.
Goodness! Haven't you already taken enough from him?
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 11:56 PM
free flight or micro RC ???
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I think that really finishes off the Albatros now...

And us as well...Can he also speak ?

Great job.
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 12:59 AM
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Wow! The paint really brings him alive! So, how does he fit?
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