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  1. What a fantastic line-up - I truly hope they can carry through. The painted model pics of the Skystreak are spectacular.
  2. All that hard and ongoing work on the database is paying dividends! In the old days I enjoying viewing various build articles which were categorized in groups (such as 'civilian', WWI, Mid-war, etc). When that disappeared I was at a loss of how to explore site info, but the way the database works, it is soooo much more valuable in researching a kit (I know everybody knows that, but to me the 'light bulb' is a great new discovery). Thank you!!!!
  3. Perfectly lovely rendition and very well photographed!!! Thanks for posting and sharing!
  4. Beautiful work - Wunderbar!! Very creative staging - leads me around like I'm a dog on a leash!!! Thanks for posting and sharing.
  5. Very impressive build - beautifully painted and weathered! Interesting how tame the small pics make this model seem to be - I know it is a real monster in 32nd scale and you handled it quite well. Thanks for posting and sharing.
  6. Stunning work on the engines - suitable for framing at that point!!! - thanks for posting!!!
  7. Great project! It certainly helps to see one of those cars in monotone to reveal the actual shapes (the busy graphics and hi-speed blur kind-of hides the underlying car). I see several mentions by other posts of Tamiya 1/12, but is this one of their kits? You could convince me it might be an original well done scratchbuilt - what is it?
  8. Great work!!! Looks absolutely flawless, choice of finishes a masterwork - thanks for sharing!!!
  9. Masterfully done - in a word not much used but certainly applies here - sublime!!! What is the meaning of "Revelamiyastang . . ." I can see 'Revell', Tamiya, and Mustang' but what does it signify here - just curious -
  10. Totally awesome!!! You've mastered every possible trick!!
  11. New to me is your technique of applying the bracing wires without the top wing in place - BRILLIANT and ingenious - makes everything so much more accessible!!!
  12. Fun to see the very colorful -3! Great work and perseverance - thanks for sharing!!!
  13. You bet I like what I see - very well done and stunningly photographed. Thanks for posting!!! and; "Modelling isn't as easy as it used to be, hands have become shaky and eyesight is diminishing, but I still enjoy it." I know exactly what you mean but your work encourages me - THANKS!
  14. Beautiful build - using your WIP as reference for my own build. Amazingly well engineered kit and with so many microscopic parts - I admire your patience!!! Awhile back a post (4 Fed 2018, by Phartycr0c ) in this thread caught my eye - "great build work on a really unusual subject. does make you wonder whether Kayman "Appropriated" the captured German technology for its line of helicopters etc." The connection is more direct than "appropriation" - a quote from Wikipedia: Design and development [of the Huskie HH-43] In 1947 Anton Flettner, a German aviation engineer, was brought to New York in the United States as part of Operation Paperclip. He was the developer of Germany's Flettner Fl 282 "Kolibri" (Hummingbird), a helicopter employing the "synchropter" principle of intermeshing rotors, a unique design principle that dispenses with the need for a tail rotor. Flettner settled in the United States and became the chief designer of the Kaman company, where he started to design new helicopters, using the synchropter principle. The Huskie had an unusual intermeshing contra-rotating twin-rotor arrangement with control effected by servo-flaps. The first prototype flew in 1947 and was adopted by the U.S. Navy with a piston engine. In 1954, in an experiment by Kaman and the U.S. Navy, one HTK-1 was modified and flew with its piston engine replaced by two turbine engines, becoming the world's first twin-turbine helicopter. The Air Force later adopted a version with one turboshaft engine: HH-43B and F versions. Italeri/Testors makes the Huskie and provides internally a pair of beveled gears that allows one to study the coordination of the counter-rotating blades – a ‘must have’ companion to the ‘Kolibri’ – no?
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