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Now THIS is fantastic stuff!  I have seen amazing builds of WWI subjects here, but yours (both this one and the D.VII) stand above all IMHO.  It's builds like this which inspire to try these WNW kits.  I have several now, just have not yet built one.  Your painting skills, especially on areas often overlooked like exhausts, really make them stand out. 

 

A question if you will on how you did the decals on the Silhouette plotter?  Did you scan the decal sheet, then import it into the Silhouette program and trace around it?  I like what you have accomplished, and want to try something similar with mine.

 

Thank you Karim for sharing your work with us, it is truly inspirational!

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This is just stunning work, really, it is Karim my friend. The way you work, they way you paint this, the way you use the wheatering techniques, just splendid work. :goodjob:

Thank's for letting us enjoying your work mate. :thumbsup:

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Danny, don't you just want to stomp your models? I know I do after these clinics, and just take up knitting or basket weaving. 

Oh yeah sure Ernie. I think i'm gonna try to give him the armor bug, maybe starting to build a kick ""ss Sherman or King Tiger. In other words, impress Karim so he turns to the heavy metal deal. Then we can have peace with our W.W. 1 stuff. :evil_laugh:  :evil_laugh:

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Guys,

 

I have been thinking it over since the last update i made, regarding how to express to everyone my appreciation in words as english is not my native language.

All i can say is i have been deeply touched by everyone's kindness, comments and support. You guys have really brought warmth to my heart and a big smile to my face. Your friendships have been a blessing that endures since i first joined LSP years ago and hope will last a lifetime...

 

Dean, Tony, Mike, Ernie, Danny, Andy, and all my others brothers, a heartfelt thank you!

 

Just a very quick update, before flying to singapore the other day, managed to cookie cut the decals for the bottom of the bottom wing stubs. As i was telling a friend of mine sometimes the flying and layovers are a blessing as i am the type of person that is not very patient lol, so when i place decals set and sol them and then travel overnight, it helps me avoid poking at them every half an hour or handling the part to look at how the decals are drying! 

Got back from Singapore to find the decals had settled perfectly, so i spent a couple of hours building up the landing gear assemblies in preparation for painting them and managed to snap one of the struts. Problem fixed and off i went to Frankfurt from where i am sitting at the hotel room desk and writing this. I should be home tomorrow night for one day off and hope i will be able to push on a bit with adding the plumbing to the front of the fuselage to engine struts and some other doodads that need attending to. I am also hoping that the massive parcel i have on the way from my favorite paint provider,in Slovenia will arrive and it includes a lot of MrP paints and AK stuff i am waiting on... 

 

Thanks again for the kind comments everyone!

Stay safe and happy modeling!

Karim

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I'm going to go waaaay out on a limb here and state something that has been on my mind for months now.

 

This man, an extremely humble and unassuming airline captain, is, by far, the most gifted and talented WW1 aircraft modeler I have met. Anywhere, anyplace. 

And I've met some good ones.

And he does much of it all out of a hotel room.

 

Karim, your work is truly mind altering. To the point of delirium.  

 

I love WW1 modeling because it gives you a chance to be individualistic in a way you could never be with a 109, P-51, 190, A6M or Spitfire.

The was so much variation on these machines, especially those of the Central Powers. even when newly built, that the sky's truly the limit on what you could do.

 

I know I must speak for many here when I state what I've just stated, but Karim, my friend, you continue to give the rest of us a clinic on what to do and the results we all strive to achieve.

I'm in total awe of your powers with a paintbrush.

 

 

Ernie my friend...

I've been sitting here for ten minutes and i still wouldn't know how to respond to your comment...

I am honored and humbled at the comments you left, and it's a privilege for me to be able to share my builds with the likes of you, who have inspired me and taught me so much Ernie... your Felixstowe is just one example of many!

 

Thank you for being part of this build and for being such a good supportive friend!

 

Karim

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Karim - if the airline business doesn't work out, you could quite easily become a professional model builder, specialising in WWI 1/32.

 

 

Dean i sometimes wish i could do this... as everything else in life, the numbers just don't add up lol... but that would be a nice plan for retirement though  ;)

Wait, thats another 29 years of flying to go still lol, if my sanity prevails...

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Wow Karim, this is just fantastic, those Aviattic night lozenge decals look really nice.

 

Regards. Andy

 

 

Andy thanks...

All the praise goes to Richard at Aviattic for all the efforts he put into researching the pattern and colors... decals behave wonderfully and are a real pleasure to work with!

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Now THIS is fantastic stuff!  I have seen amazing builds of WWI subjects here, but yours (both this one and the D.VII) stand above all IMHO.  It's builds like this which inspire to try these WNW kits.  I have several now, just have not yet built one.  Your painting skills, especially on areas often overlooked like exhausts, really make them stand out. 

 

A question if you will on how you did the decals on the Silhouette plotter?  Did you scan the decal sheet, then import it into the Silhouette program and trace around it?  I like what you have accomplished, and want to try something similar with mine.

 

Thank you Karim for sharing your work with us, it is truly inspirational!

 

 

Daywalker!

Thank you for taking the time to leave a word...

If you haven't cracked a box open and started one of the wnw kits yet, i strongly urge you to do so. They are real gems and are a real pleasure to build. The fit is stellar, the instruction manuals are actually reference booklets, the decals are top notch... i can't praise wnw enough as i am sure alot of the guys here will agree...

For the decals, i figured instead of doing the usual mask work i do with the Silhouette, why not plot the decals out of the Aviattic sheets instead. It's the same concept but with different materials and with different cut depth. The wnw AEG late comes with decals that are cookie cut but with their own interpretation of the night lozenges colours and pattern, so all i did was scan the decal sheets at actual size and then trace them in Studio DE. One word of caution though. If you are going to be using the Aviattic night lozenge decal sheets, after tracing the decals, make sure you orient them right based on the direction of the 'bolts' as for example the fuselage has two different sections with two different orientations of the bolts. Ill make sure to point it out in the next update when i take photos of the completely decaled fuselage...

Thanks for taking the time to leave a word and thank you for the kind comments!

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This is just stunning work, really, it is Karim my friend. The way you work, they way you paint this, the way you use the wheatering techniques, just splendid work. :goodjob:

Thank's for letting us enjoying your work mate. :thumbsup:

 

Greetz

 

Danny

 

 

Danny thank you for the kind comments my friend...

It's an honor to have you guys along for the build and i am glad you are enjoying how its turning out...

 

and thank you for opening my eyes to the ww1 side of modeling a few years back when you encouraged me to open the only wnw kit i had ever bought, the albatros, and get a start on it... a real eye opening experience my friend!

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I've died and gone to modelling Heaven  :bow:

Incredible work, Karim.

 

Von B

 

 

Baron, that means alot coming from you!

Thank you for the kind comments, i am happy to have you checking in on the build my friend

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