Ultimate P-51 detailing

Discussion in 'Start to Finish Builds' started by drgondog, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. drgondog

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    Impressive 8)
     
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    Oh yea?! Let's see you do that in 1/72nd buddy! Then I'll call you good.


    *throws away models*
     
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    A question kept popping up in my mind....


    W-H-Y?? :shock:
     
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    Fantastic!
     
  7. Airframes

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    Fantastic work - and dedication! Thanks Bill.
     
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    Holy Fu*kin Catsh!t Batman!!!!!
     
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    bloody hell !!!!!
     
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    Ok, now that the initial shock has worn off.....! Bl**dy h*ll man....that's impressive!
     
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    That was phenomenal, if I do say.

    But, I'm with you Lucky. Sometimes the build takes on more importance than the end result. 1200+ hours? That's what... 30 solid weeks, 8 hours a day? That's half a year of friggin' work?

    At some point in time you reach a point of diminishing return. I think I'll stick with my crappy builds and enjoy a more diverse set of models in my limited lifetime. Maybe that guy's immortal. I'm not.
     
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    You know, I was thinking along similar lines Matt. Although it's a superb model, it's a hell of a lot of time for one replica, where a lot of the work done can't be seen. I also noticed, and I'm not being critical of the chap's excellent work, that some of the fantastic scratch-building was ever so slightly let down by the paint finish. More so on the internals, and the overall exterior, whilst being exceptionally good, doesn't really capture bare metal effect. I accept tough, that 'bare metal' doesn't always show up well in photos, and in 'real life', the model might look fantastic.
    Still a bl**dy good model though!
     
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    Same here Matt! :lol:

    That is some build though, lets hope he never pisses his wife off!
     
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    Wow to much time on his hands!!! Thinking he must not have a girl friend. lol
     
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    :lol: Greedy! Something like that in 1/72 would be really impressive

    I'l stick with me models
     
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    Amazing! There is a fine line between fine modeling and obsession, and I gotta wonder. But the work is incredible and way more than I would have the time, or the patience for.
     
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    That is truely amazing, now to be realistic. 75% of all that work goes hidden inside the fuselage and whatnot, I understand his passion but not his drive. I would rather work 1200 hours labor then buy many kits and after market parts / supplies and have all of that fun instead of two "godly" models. Thats just me though :D
     
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    I'm with you guys. Truly amazing. I'm using it to answer some questions I have on my 1/32 BBDoll I'm currently doing but please don't compare! I can't begin to fathom the time required. Way more than my if I'm lucky couple of hours a week. inspiring all the same. And shooter I hear you with the fine line thing. I feel completely un obsessed now!
     
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    Stunning, just stunning... but if it was worth all the time involved ??? :|
     
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    For me it is worth if there is no good model of that particulary plane on the market, but if there is, it is a weist of life. That my opinion. Remindig you that I am a modeler myself and love makeing models.
     
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