Parallel builds: WAK 1:33 Albatros W.4 & Flymodel Hawker Typhoon Mk 1b

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  1. Ron

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    Hi everyone,

    It's been a long time since I've actually built anything so instead of one, I started 2 of them. Thanks to all of the wonderful work here on both the great war stuff (90th aniversary of Vimy btw) and the many fantastic WW2 builds,I found my inspiration.

    Please have patience as I'm slower these days but will try to post a few pics every once in awhile. Anyways, I bring you the Flymodel Hawker Typhoon MK 1b along with the WAK Albatros W.4. Both are in 1:33.
    I can't believe the size difference so far! As far as fit and quality are concerned, both seem to be excellent. The Typhoon is as good as any of the better kits I've built. As usual, the coloring seems to be a tad off but it's still looking sweet. I've never had a WAK kit until now and I have to say I'm impressed with this one. The coloring, paper and print quality are excellent

    Talk soon
    Ron

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  2. cgutzmer

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    Dont worry about being slow, I have been on a cockpit for over a month now..... :D

    Looks great so far! seamless! :)
    Chris
  3. Ron

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    Thanks Chris, Carl :)

    Like I said, slowwwwww. I added a few more segments to the Albatros. There are 10 segments in total for this small fuselage. Next ones will only be the cockpit and completed fuselage. No need for the step by step

    Ron

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    Thanks Chris, Carl :)

    Like I said, slowwwwww. I added a few more segments to the Albatros. There are 10 segments in total for this small fuselage. Next ones will only be the cockpit and completed fuselage. No need for the step by step

    Ron

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  5. josve

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    The planes are looking really good Ron!
    You got some great seams there!
    And don't worry on the build speed :)
    Noone can keep the speed of Carl and &!
    And this time of year.....the whole body is slow.
    Too much outdoor activities to do.....
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    The planes are looking really good Ron!
    You got some great seams there!
    And don't worry on the build speed :)
    Noone can keep the speed of Carl and &!
    And this time of year.....the whole body is slow.
    Too much outdoor activities to do.....
  7. B-Manic

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    Maybe slow but, looking great, no point in rushing.
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    Maybe slow but, looking great, no point in rushing.
  9. Lex

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    Model building is a slow process anyway, it's always patience that creates best results ;)
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    Model building is a slow process anyway, it's always patience that creates best results ;)
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    I have the W-4 sitting in my build pile. I am glad to see that your's is going together well.
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    I have the W-4 sitting in my build pile. I am glad to see that your's is going together well.
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    WOW! I missed this thread.................. DOH!

    Glad to see you building again Ron!

    Speed is not the object.......... learning from a Master is! I owe you much for what you taught me with your tips on paper modeling.

    Two at once........... twice the learning!

    I'm glad you are doing the Typhoon, this will give us the opportunity to see how Flymodel over-came the unique curves on this plane.

    After building John's Tempest (close to the same body) over a year ago, I am curious how some parts are modeled.

    john
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    WOW! I missed this thread.................. DOH!

    Glad to see you building again Ron!

    Speed is not the object.......... learning from a Master is! I owe you much for what you taught me with your tips on paper modeling.

    Two at once........... twice the learning!

    I'm glad you are doing the Typhoon, this will give us the opportunity to see how Flymodel over-came the unique curves on this plane.

    After building John's Tempest (close to the same body) over a year ago, I am curious how some parts are modeled.

    john