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  1. My pleasure! Yes it is always good to see our hobby is doing good, be it in europe or across the world. Always puts a smile to my face!
  2. Brian, they're there in the folder, somewhere down the middle of the stash. She was sitting right below Jaroslav's F15 in-flight display! that B47 was drop dead gorgeous by the way!
  3. Yes Tim, as we like to lovingly call him, Uncle Vladimir! Eduard has done so much cutting edge stuff for our hobby since forever, its a real pleasure and privilege to be able to spend time with the man himself every year at EDay and have a good solid chat about things! EDay is not as big as Telford in terms of vendors but to be honest for me its the highlight of each year. Moson in Hungary is also huge, substantially bigger than EDay, and is also a super chance to see whats new and take a look at the amazing talent out there... We'd love to have a group of our cross atlantic LSP cousins take the jump across and visit the show someday!
  4. Right Andy...seems we all have a friend called Carl, and they all seem to be the weird type... Sorry again about that bit, jetlag is screwing with my head... The tempest around the end of the post with a couple of closeups, the one that is Closterman's mount won second place masters, and the Roland DVa won first by the way!
  5. Andy it would be nice to have you visit it's a pretty big show with very high standards... if you decided to come you can be sure you will find me there next year and hopefully the years after that too! thanks for checking out the link! Karim
  6. Hey everyone, Just managed now to post these as i have some downtime in Miami on a layover. The show was on the 28th of September in Prague Czech republic and all i can say is it was awesome! The venue changed from last year's Top Hotel and people including me found this one to be much better suited as it was much bigger and airier. Alot of the vendors were there although there was a bit of a drawback since the show was on Friday 28th of Septmenber which is a national holiday in Czech but a normal working day in neighbouring countries, so quite a bit of the usual suspects couldn't make it to the show vendor area. Overall i think the show was a big improvement on the one last year, and we also got served a treat by Eduard, with a real spitfire flying and simulating a strafing run on a steam train, with explosions and smoke ! What a show! Below a few photos randomly taken from the blog, more on smugmug where you have the whole show report photos i have posted! Thanks for looking! Karim https://karimbibi.smugmug.com/Scale-model-Gallery/Shows-and-contests/EDay-IPMS-Czech-Republic-2018
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    1/32 ZM Horten 229 / Eday 2018

    JM thank you my friend for the kind comments! Wingman thank you!
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    1/32 ZM Horten 229 / Eday 2018

    Don, Thanks for the kindness and for taking the time to leave a word! Thank you Sir! Fancherello thank you for the kind words! Tom, thanks for leaving a comment. The aircraft is such a fascinating subject and the more i dig the more i was amazed with the actual engineering and innovation. The kit is also a pleasure to build to be honest and the part represent quite well the actual airframe! Thank you ! Alan my friend! thanks for taking the time to leave such a kind comment. I have added a link to the work in progress at the top of the post, as i mentioned to Brian the photos are not really exactly in order but they follow pretty much the build sequence Wolf, thank you for the kind words! I will be so looking forward to your build when the time comes around, just like every build you start! I am sure she will look stunning when you do your magic! Mike thank you for the comment! For the foil i got to thank Brian for that, he uses a special custom chemical etching concoction with lead and bleach. Some of the foil was going for an SU27 build which is unfortunately now defunct so i am recycling their use on foiling other aircraft albeit the areas being smaller. For the weathering i just used a couple of different pigments to dirty the foil up! thanks again Ray thanks for the kind comments! To be honest yes i was surprised. i am going to put up the EDay gallery post up later today and you will see the amount of kits running, and the quality of the builds so i was quite surprised when i got called during the trophy ceremony for the Horten! Yes Sir, a mix of Alex Glass's decals (Uschi Van der rosten) ! MAtt, thank you for the kindness and for leaving a word! Justing, thank you Sir! Thank you D! Torben, thank you for the comment, that's very kind of you to say! Troy thank you for leaving such a nice comment. I am glad you like her! my mind is still not made up on next kit but i have reshuffled the workshop setup and have put the box and resin bits to start a Junkers D1 but still i keep eyeing some other kits so i am not quite sure yet...but a kit will be started tomorrow when i am back from miami that is for sure...
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    1/32 ZM Horten 229 / Eday 2018

    Kev, thank you my friend for leaving a comment!
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    1/32 ZM Horten 229 / Eday 2018

    Thank you Eric for the kind words! Wouter thank you for your kindness! Thank you Carl Iain thank you for taking the time to leave a message my friend! Thank you Jack for the kind comment! Mr Maben! thank you for taking the time to leave a message! Thanks Ron Thank you Jan! Rob, thank you for the kindness.. I am so looking forward to your ready for inspection post once your horten is ready! Than YOU for also inspiring me since you had started the build at the same time i did! Padraic thank you! \ Kent, thank you for your kindness and for taking the time to leave a word! Mark thanks for the comment! This photo was actually for my sponsor's page! They did custom t-shirts for the contest which is such a nice idea of them! Their link is below if anyone is interested! www.sukerumodera.com
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    1/32 ZM Horten 229 / Eday 2018

    Brian my friend, thanks for you kind words. I have since added a link to the work in progress section in the blog and i will repost the link here for you. The gallery hasn't got any descriptives but its pretty much in the build order of things. One think i cannot stress enough is to make sure the transparent skin is super well polished in order to get a good smooth coat to have the paint or decals lay on. I used micromesh then the tamiya polishing compounds with the proxxon and a cotton buffing wheel at low speed! Thanks again for leaving a kind word ! Karim https://karimbibi.smugmug.com/Scale-model-Gallery/132-Jet-Aircraft/ZM-Horten-229-Work-In-Progress-Gallery
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    1/32 ZM Horten 229 / Eday 2018

    THANK YOU EVERYONE! sorry haven't had alot of time to be online here but now i have a breather out of miami and will reply to each and every one of you! Karim
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    1:32 Hansa-Brandenburg W.29

    I concur with was has been previously said Mike! superb finish and superb build! Karim
  14. Hello gentlemen, Have been quite busy lately with EDay IPMS contest and being on leave, and just got round to post this. The kit is the Zoukei Mura 1/32 Horten 229 and it was my first kit from ZM and one of my planned contest entry for EDay 2018. In all honesty i was really positively pleased with the engineering and the fit of the parts on the kit and i have since added a couple of the ZM 32nd kits to the stash and am looking forward to building them. To the basic kit i have added HGW textile harnesses, Master brass barrels, ZM resin weighted wheels and UVDR woodgrain decals. The initial plan was to have the wings displayed on a trestle which i had scratchbuilt but did not have time to properly paint and weather in time for the contest in Prague. Scratchbuilt items were added to the kit in terms of wiring and some missing items. All paints were MRP and tamiya, metallics were Alclads. The exhaust heatshield metallic plating was done by foiling (thanks @Out2gtcha). Weathering was done using Ammo MIG products including filters, washes and pigments, and prismacolor pencils. I finished the kit one night before the deadline and managed to pack it safe and sound for the two leg trip to Czech Republic. To my total surprise, the Horten won best aircraft of show in the hobby category scale 1/40 and above! Happy days! Thank you for checking the post Karim On Brian's suggestion i have added a WIP section on the blog at the following LINK
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    AMC Dh.9 WNW

    Sublime work altogether and all the way till this point! cant wait to see what you have in store for us! Karim