My Progress in Modeling....

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  1. lesofprimus

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    Seeing Waynes photos of his baseline model which shows how he's progressed in the hobby, I decided to open this thread to show where I started from, to where I am now....

    I have built 4 models so far since starting it up... I built a few when I was a kid, but just ended up blowing them up.... All u guys here motivated me to try the hobby again....

    The first is my first attempt, handbrushed 1/32 Bf109F-4
    The second is #2 with my very first use of airbrush, 1/32 Fw109A-8
    Third is my very first armor job, 1/35 Panther AusfA
    Fourth is very latest attempt and my first entry in our very first Group Build, 1/32 Fw190D-9
     

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    Another couple...
     

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    They all look great to me.
     
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    Les, the -190 and the Panther are phenomenal. While the others are not any slop by any means, those two stick out. Beauties my friend. Beauties.
     
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    Great pics Dan. From an excellent start with the '109, you've gone from PPL to winner of the Sword of Honour at Top Gun! Great work in such a short time, and with only 4 models!
     
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    Dude - those are some nice planes... I particularly like the 109 kit - who made it?
     
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    Have to say I don't see much progress ,they all look good to me!
     
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    Very nice. The hand brushed one looks airbrushed, now thats saying somethin'! Id have to say I like the tank the most, it shows all of your learned skills in one complete model. Although an aircraft lover, I must say the truth on that one. :D
     
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    they all look great Dan and you can see an improvement with each one, well done mate
     
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    The 109 kit was made by 21st Century Toys Matt....

    Thanks a ton guys.... I see huge steps in the right direction between the 109 and the 190 Dora.... The detailed eye can see how I went from doing it to doing it correctly....

    Thanks once again to all the guys here who made me take pride in my work: Wayne, Wojtek, Jan, Terry, Chris and Matt, I couldnt have done this kind of work without ur guidance and support....
     
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    Very impressive work.
     
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    Thanks Max, not bad for a year and a halfs worth of work huh???
     
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    Kick *ss good Brother! Makes you wonder how good the Corsair will become...

    1. Fifth kit...
    2. Fourth using the airbrush....
    3. Most important, the Corsair being a tribute to your Grandfather...

    I have all the belief in you and that this one will be a right out killer!

    :notworthy:
     
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    Like the other Guys....Glad I could help Dan!:thumbright::D
     
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    This thread made me day Dan.:thumbleft: Also I'm very glad I helped a little bit.:D
     
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    Thanks for the acknowledgement Dan, although I might have been more of a bl**dy nuisance than a help!
    Like Jan, I'm REALLY looking forward to your Corsair mate, I have the feeling it's going to be more than a show-stopper!
    Roll on the PTO build!
     
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    Great stuff Dan. You can see the progression, looking forward to seeing the finished Corsair.
     
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    Thanks guys, glad u like the pics and kits....
     
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    Lovely stuff Dan, I love the splinter scheme on the 109, and the damage! One thing I see is you have improved with every build.

    I don't have any consistancy, my 109 for the GB is crap compared to my previous build, the battered corsair, and that spit i just built is even worse than the 109! :lol:

    Personally the best one I think I've done so far is a hairy-brush painted Tamiya Zeke I built last year, I think it was the my 3rd build after a 20 year gap. I haven't improved on that one yet!

    So you should be proud of your modelling talents, and like the lads say above, I can't wait to see your Corsair!
     
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    Fantastic Dan!
     
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