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Leif Ohlsson

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  1. For the first time I get the whole picture of the control linkage system. Excellent! - L.
  2. This is very good news. I envy you, Tomek, for concentrating on such a worthy project. I have this model, and I would also like to do something different with it - at some point. For now, I'll enjoy watching you. Can I offer you a good-luck present, for your diorama?
  3. I'm happy you made such good use of the idea, Tomek. The result is really good. I thought a lot about the problem of using fewer layers. I think I arrived at the conclusion that you really had to redraw the whole thing. You can't just use every fifth or so layer, I thought, since the top layer would have to incorporate the trailing edges of the fouth layer below, or something like that, if you follow my drift. Or so I thought. But you seem to have proven me wrong, and I'm glad to see it. I realize that people in this forum do not bulk at the work involved (even if the multilayered prop is quite possible to make in 24 hours, including drying-out time). For paper modeling work I have recently come to appreciate an even simpler solution - two wood-patterned pieces twisted, plus a centre section including the hub: I made this around Christmas time, so here's a photo of Mr. Claus holding the simplified prop (right), with an example of the original laminated prop stuck on to the 1/16 scale Sopwith Pup (left; all of it in paper, both prop & plane): For those who would like to read more about both kinds of props, here are a couple of links: • My original laminated prop - development thread • Download the original laminated prop in 1/16 scale. • Download the 1/33 version (the one Tomek modified). • Download the 1/48 version. • Download the 1/72 version. • The "two-piece" prop - introduction • A build thread by a friend for the two-piece prop, with others joining in making even larger versions - larger than 1/7 I believe; this is indeed large scale! It really would be a pity to try out the two-piece prop from the jpg attached here. Write me a PM with your regular email, and I'll send you a hi-res pdf of the simplified prop (the one not made by Tomek...). The original laminated ones you can download from Papermodelers.com, through the links above. Thanks again, Tomek, for showing what is possible in the ways of prop-making. Leif
  4. I am pretty sure this is the first time I see a truly functional rigging, down to the level of the fittings being separate and at the same time the actual attachment points for the rigging wires. The only thing that is not 100 percent scale, if I understand it correctly, is that the load of keeping the wings together still is carried by the wires ends sticking out through the struts. This is an excellent compromise, and I will try to replicate it at some time. What still amazes me is of course that your are accomplishing this in 1/33 which to me is a small scale. Congrats, as usual! - Leif
  5. Hello Tomek. Wonderful progress on rigging details. Can't believe you are making separate fittings with eyelets included in 1/33 scale. I tip my hat. Again. - L.
  6. Very, very pleasing to look at. I had to look up what a BGA - Ball Grid Array - is. I wonder where one would get these... You really are getting good at this kind of paint work. Most artistic. - L.
  7. That is some solid modeling work. Congratulations. You are entering ground where I could not hope to follow (oil pastel etc.), at least not just yet. The result is really impressive. - Leif
  8. Tomek, thanks for responding in such a positive manner. I had no business raising these kinds of issues, and I apologize. The half-baked thought I was aiming for was that there is a kind of limit where perfection achieved in some details may result in general disappointment with the whole of the rest, thus making perfect the enemy of good. I did not wish for you ever to encounter that kind of limit. But you reassure me with your stated aim of building a lot of paper models, as you say, out of the box. I'm sure out of the box in your hands will result in some really attractive models, where even a beginner may feel that "OK, this is someting I could do, too, given some time and practice with these nice paper modeling techniques I have been shown here". I really look forward to that! And your rim is still the best I've seen... Kind regards, Leif
  9. Hello Tomek Food for reflection, that last fantastic version of the cockpit rim you've made. Have a look at your photos and note that your cockpit rim is several orders of magnitude better than the printed card part it rests on. You can clearly see the raster pattern of the printed card part, whilst your painted rim and stitching indeed are immaculate - as I am sure you know they are. The rim is fantastic, but there's also this discrepancy which is disturbing. Getting this good makes you better than the basic technique you are using. Printed paper parts no longer are good enough for what you manage on your own. Which is a problem, isn't it? 'Cause then you'd really have to start rethinking your whole approach. If the level of craftmanship you have aimed for - and indeed achieved - is better than professionally printed card parts, what should you do then? This is not a problem for me, since I know I can no longer reach that level, whatever my ambitions might have been once. But I sense you are at a crossroads here. You are on your way to graduate from card modeling, and I don't envy your situation. It must be painful, in its own particular way. Sorry if this is throwing a fly in your post-Christmas ointment. Your rim is really beautiful. And I do wish you a good new year, in all aspects of your life. Best, Leif
  10. Hello Tomek I like this build of yours very much and will try to watch more closely. The wrinkles trick is very good, and something entirely new. About your glue, this is what you use instead of white glue, yes? - Leif
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