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  1. diamant

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    Hello to all

    Here is short introduction, about our self. My father, Raul Hrubisko, began modelling at the age of 14. His interest, lake many other modellers', was sparked by an imaginative book, a wartime story involving the Mosquito. Soon followed the interest for the airplane and then for modelling. Our aim is to model all the aircraft types that flew with the Royal Air Force, the Fleet Air Arm and all the Commonwealth in the time frame between 1934 and 1947, in all major versions. And to include also Lend-Lease and captured enemy types.

    In order to give you an better idea about my father’s work (now mine too), please find the following articles published in IPMS Stockholm magazine regarding our previous sub collections.

    1) Family Resemblance, Hawker Tornado-Typhoon-Tempest-Sea Fury Line
    Family Resemblance - Hawker Tornado-Typhoon-Tempest-Sea Fury Line

    2) Modelling for a Lifetime, A Story About the Ultimate Spitfire Collection
    Modelling for a Lifetime - A Story About the Ultimate Spitfire Collection

    3) Passion for Mosquitoes
    Passion for Mosquitoes

    4) Tailless and Canard Experimental Aircraft of the RAF
    Tailless and Canard Experimental Aircraft of the RAF

    5) 47 Miles of Scratchbuilding
    Part 1 47 Miles of Scratchbuilding - Modelling the History of the Miles Aircraft Company - Part 1: Modelling the History of the Miles Aircraft Company
    Part 2: 47 Miles of Scratchbuilding - Modelling the History of the Miles Aircraft Company - Part 2: From Mile Magister to Supersonic M52

    6) Lend-Lease Aircraft in the Fleet Air Arm
    Part 1: Lend-Lease Aircraft in the Fleet Air Arm - Part 1
    Part 2: Lend-Lease Aircraft in the Fleet Air Arm - Part 2
    Part 3: Lend-Lease Aircraft in the Fleet Air Arm - Part 3

    7) Early British Jets
    Part 1: Early British Jets
    Part 2: Early British Jets

    Kind regards
    Santiago Hrubisko
     
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    So YOU'RE the people who did the FAA Lend-Lease! I had seen that before, and had begun to suspect it may have been you. Great work!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    The best collection I have ever seen and the Mrs allows all of these the be proudly displayed in the living room :lol:


    DBII
     
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    Many thanks guys for all your comments.

    Yes, Catch22, that was one of our biggest sub collection.

    Yes, my mother has a lot of patience. :)

    Cheers
    Santiago
     
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    I had seen your tailess and canard collection before, and the early jets collection, we really do attract some top talent to this site! 8)
     
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    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

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    W-------O-------W!!!!!!! That's incredible!!!! :thumbright:
     
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    That is really just fricken amazing!!
     
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    Beautiful work Santiago! What great collections!!!!

    I'd be very interested in a description of your resin casting technique as I want to learn to do that.
    Also in your Spitfire PR.19 build - I'm going to converting one from various kits shortly.

    Cheers! Evan
     
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    Ive just started doing models I'll have to speed up
    super stuff guys
     
  12. diamant

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    Many thanks for your kindly words. :)

    We have many series / subcollection done so far but they are even more to do. We estimate that the final number will be around 1.500 models and we only have 424 done up to day plus 133 which will be rebuild (were made many years ago without our current standar).

    Evan, I will try to make a summary for you.

    Kind regards
    Santiago
     
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    That would be great mate, thanks! (Just if you have time!!!!) :D
     
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    Thats a lot of Spitfires! How many man hours went into that lot?
     
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    Lot of time and effort gone into that lot....well done to both of you!:D
     
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    #16 diamant, Jul 31, 2009
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    Many thanks guys for your comments.

    My father spent almost 4 years to complete the Spitfire collection. At that moment I was too young to help him so he had to do all alone(reaserch and build). Since 2005 we have been working as a team. Since my second daugther borned 4 months ago I haven't been able to build any model so I have been doing the reaserch part. I hope I can restart building again in less than a year.

    Well just to give you a fully idea of our models here are a few photos of our display cabinet (were taken 4 months ago when the CAC wan't completed nor the Hurricane one).

    Rigth now we have 424 models done in a good standar (for us), 133 models to rebuild and 554 kits to build.

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    Module 1 (right and up)
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    Module 2 (right and down)
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    First line (Early british jet fighter series + more)
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    Fifth line (models made by my father many years ago and we will rebuild them in due time).
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    Module 3 (up and left)
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    Third line (Hawker Tornado, Tempest, Typhoon, Fury and Sea Fury Series).
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    Fourth line (Corsair, Wildcat, Hellcat, ets series)
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    Module 4 (left and down) (All these models were made by my father many years ago and we will rebuild them in due time).
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    Cheers
    Santiago
     
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    I'm not a modeler but that was some very, very cool stuff. Thanks for posting.
     
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    May I say Santiago that is a truly wonderful collection :) Many thanks for sharing!

    cheers,

    Alex.
     
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    DAM that's impressive!
     
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    Bl**dy H*ll! That's some collection!
     
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