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Offline Paper Kosmonaut

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Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« 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. (-;



Hopefully 'til next time and stay safe everyone.
--PK
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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2020, 11:33:32 pm »
A Spitfire in paper is a stealth Spitfire, this is what-if! ;)
Congratulations! :thumbsup:
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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2020, 12:48:52 am »
Amazing, I have huge respect for paper model builders!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #5 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
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Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #6 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:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2020, 04:22:04 am »
Absolutely amazing it really is.  Hats off to you sir   :thumbsup:
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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2020, 04:24:48 am »
Yep, boggled here as well.

Amazing.

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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #9 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 ?
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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2020, 07:23:39 pm »
PAPER?!

Mind. Blown.  :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #12 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:

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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Just a sign of life and a photo of a non whiffy.
« Reply #14 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.

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