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Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Billy Leliveld, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Absolutely....Stunning!

    Beautiful craftsmanship there, Billy!

    Russell
  2. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    VERY, very nice!:grin:

    Superb job!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  3. Billy Leliveld

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    Today i did the landing skids, I re-enforced them with pins, bended in the right angle

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  4. Billy Leliveld

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    Then I did the engine /gearbox compartment, painted the decals white again. and a little bit of the rotor..

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  5. Bowdenja

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    You may have answered this but,

    How well does the paper work, is it harder to use than your standard stock?

    Looks cool, by the way.

    john
  6. Billy Leliveld

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    Hello Bowdenja,

    It works very well, the paper is 180 gm2, so it's perfect for modelling. It's from an English company called "Letraset" On the glossy side the glue tends to be a little bit less sticky, but if you press it for a couple of moments till it dries it's ok.

    Cheers, Billy
  7. Zathros

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    Fantastic Billy, it looks so real all you need is a couple of little "dudes" working on it!!
  8. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    Do you mean these guys?

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  9. Zathros

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    You are so funny, I showed my wife and she laughed too!!! Too much!!
  10. Billy Leliveld

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    Not so much progress today, but yes! I bought myself a new cutting mat and a swivel-knive...

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  11. Billy Leliveld

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    The rotor is on and the left tailboom and wing..

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  12. Zathros

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    Wow, looks great!!
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    Man this looks great! That metal finish paper is da' bomb!
  14. Amazyah

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    Like a California surf bum...Totally awesome dude!!!
  15. Regie

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    Jaw dropping! Just fantastic work!
  16. Billy Leliveld

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    Tail finished, last bits,
    I think this must be the offspring of a cute blond helicopter and a P38..

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  17. Billy Leliveld

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    Oops,my camera was on high resolution, but here is the finished thing

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  18. Billy Leliveld

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    It's small compared with some of my other builds, it should be in the middle somewhere..
    Thanks Roman, for a great model, I already have some "is that paper?!" reactions from friends , when they saw it.

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  19. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    But now comes the hardest part; which one shall I build next...
    Signing off, Merry Xmass everybody

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  20. Zathros

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    Look at that collection!! My wife would kill me if I ever had set-up like that. She wants me to put my stuff in the barn. That is one nice display Billy. Can I come over and play? Who's you buddy, Who's your pal? That really takes the cake!!

    Bt the way, the model looks fantastic, if should feel quite at home.