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Picture Post => Current and Finished Projects => Aircraft => Topic started by: Paper Kosmonaut on August 27, 2020, 01:37:45 pm

Title: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: Paper Kosmonaut on August 27, 2020, 01:37:45 pm
Hi friends, I haven't been posting stuff here for a while, But just to let you know I am still around. I just am busy keeping myself together in these strange times. I am working on a documentary film, working on my dayjob, helping my GF recovering from a hip replacement, and in the leftover spare moments I sometimes find the time and try to do some paper modeling as well. At the moment I am building a paper Space Shuttle stack in 1/72 and I recently finished Douglas Bader's Spitfire in 1/33 (also in paper, of course). The Spitfire could be built showing off the Merlin engine, which was a model in itself. Here's just one photo, since it isn't a what-if.
It is a big one, however. (-;

(https://i.imgur.com/J7JKCyq.jpg)

Hopefully 'til next time and stay safe everyone.
--PK
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: kerick on August 27, 2020, 09:13:10 pm
That's paper?!  :o
That looks better than some of my attempts in plastic! Did you have to paint and decal that too? Awesome!
Looking forward to the shuttle stack, even if it's not a whiff we appreciate quality!
Tell your GF she has my sympathies. I went through a total hip replacement about two years ago. Not fun.
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: Paper Kosmonaut on August 27, 2020, 10:39:27 pm
Hi Kerick, Thanks for the nice words! I didn't have to paint the Spitfire, the printer did that for me. I will show the Shuttle stack when I have finished it.
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: Tophe on August 27, 2020, 11:33:32 pm
A Spitfire in paper is a stealth Spitfire, this is what-if! ;)
Congratulations! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 28, 2020, 12:48:52 am
Amazing, I have huge respect for paper model builders!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: Rheged on August 28, 2020, 12:55:39 am
  Whether it's real world or Whiffworld  does not matter, we all applaud skill when we see it!!      That spitfire  is magnificent
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 28, 2020, 03:41:32 am
The Merlin on its own would be 'WHAAAAAAT?' but installed in the Spitfire as well it's totally BOGGLING!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: chrisonord on August 28, 2020, 04:22:04 am
Absolutely amazing it really is.  Hats off to you sir   :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: zenrat on August 28, 2020, 04:24:48 am
Yep, boggled here as well.

Amazing.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: NARSES2 on August 28, 2020, 07:17:25 am
Amazing, I have huge respect for paper model builders!  :thumbsup:

As do I  :bow: Seen a fair few incredible paper models in shows on the Continent. It's always seemed to have a far greater following on the Continent then in the British Isles ?
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: Paper Kosmonaut on August 28, 2020, 12:01:41 pm
(-: Thanks friends! The silly thing is that when I look at the builds I make I only see all the blemishes and errors I made. I know it kind of looks good from a distance but it still is hard to see it with the eyes of others.
I really needed the compliments I guess, I have been going through some worrisome moments the past months and these replies make me smile again. Thanks.
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: The Rat on August 28, 2020, 07:23:39 pm
PAPER?!

Mind. Blown.  :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 09, 2020, 01:43:46 am
  Whether it's real world or Whiffworld  does not matter, we all applaud skill when we see it!!      That spitfire  is magnificent

Complete Concurrence!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The silly thing is that when I look at the builds I make I only see all the blemishes and errors I made.

Yup, you're not alone there - it can be hard to accept the compliments when you know the flaws.
Coming to accept compliments is probably a skill in itself...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: Paper Kosmonaut on October 10, 2020, 08:41:50 am
Yup, you're not alone there - it can be hard to accept the compliments when you know the flaws.
Coming to accept compliments is probably a skill in itself...  :rolleyes:
(-: it is, Rick. But thanks.
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 10, 2020, 12:42:30 pm
Yup, you're not alone there - it can be hard to accept the compliments when you know the flaws.
Coming to accept compliments is probably a skill in itself...  :rolleyes:
(-: it is, Rick. But thanks.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 13, 2020, 07:46:55 am
I used to follow a paper modeller over on the Portuguese modelling forum and share the same sentiment of awe at this type of modelling... it's scares me just to think of the amount of work one has to do to get something like your Spitfire... :bow: :bow: