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Thats incredible. Really.

 

Can the bar get any higher I wonder? :ph34r:

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That is great stuff mate.

 

Makes me think like Klaus, that...perhaps, 1/24 is the scale to really stretch out in. Insiprational.

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astoundingly awesome work here Jean! That kind of detail is so accurate and convincing, it appears you are preparing to make the undercarriage work with actual hydraulic pressure?!

 

Just sensational, puts my sh!tty 1/24 Airfix spitfire build to shame......I'm with Geoff, I'm going fishing (literally) :)

 

Keep up the great work and pics mate

 

Cheers

Ango.

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Geez guys, thanks for the compliments, pretty overwhelming.

 

Concerning scale, Peter Cooke the master scratchbuilder who works with cast resin chooses 1/24 because he feels it is the smallest scale in which all visible features of the prototype can be properly reproduced. In fact, the exquisite results in 32nd scale on this site show that he isn´t quite right about that, but my diminishing eyesight and fumble fingers rule out anything smaller than 1/24 for the sort of detail I´m aiming for.

 

And leave the fish alone. You guys produce top-class models in the time it takes me to make a component that will be barely visible when /if) mine is completed. Probably a lot of work for little pay-off in the end, but it´s something I want to see through.

 

thanks again,

 

Jean

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The beauty of this hobby is that there are so many different levels of detail/work you can do and still end up with a cracker that looks good from a few inches away.

I think what we are admiring is not just the craftsmanship, which is evident in many other builds on the site, but also the stunning dedication taken to 'get it right'. One day I may try to get that level, but only if my sanity holds.

I'm waiting to see how far you go with the Merlin.......keep it up, and if you ever get tired of the compliments there are one or two spit freaks who will take it all off your hands.......hint :)

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Andy, there isn´t going to be a Merlin. Apart from an open door and canopy, everything else is going to be battened down, shut, closed, excepting the wheel wells of course. Otherwise this really would be a never-ending story.

 

Cheers, Jean

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P.S. I´ll never get tired of the compliments

 

jean, you are the best! :lol:

 

i couldnt resist

cheers klaus

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