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  1. Superb construction and realism. This is the first time I see a model with the lower section of the superstructures painted in black. Fantastic attention to details. Yves
  2. Arghh ...this is so beautiful, it is almost a sacrilege to paint these propellers and shafts. Yves
  3. Epoustouflant de realisme (In French in the text). Yves
  4. Amazing. I am happy to follow the building of a Museum quality model and to see your beautiful metal work. Yves
  5. Dave, It is great to see you expanding your range of interests. I am quite certain your Jag will make a lot of your IPMS buddies green with envy. Yves
  6. It is getting better and better every day. Congratulations. Yves
  7. I have said it before but will repeat: "This is museum quality". Yves
  8. Chuck, Now that the long boat is completed and being sold, is there any hope this endeavor can be resurrected? Would you have any new development to share with us, once you are done producing the numerous kits required for the Long boat? Thanks in advance. Yves
  9. You have a good point. There is no such recommendation, but I agree with you that it should not hurt. I am more concerned by the extreme tension applied by the 16 rubber bands on the structure of the cabin. But maybe I am worrying too much and I have to try rewinding it 25 times as suggested. Yves
  10. The engine is now completely finished and sitting on its wooden rails: Note that the kit offers much longer rails than what I am using for display purposes. The engine is sitting in front of some of my O scale brass locomotives. As far as running, I was able to get a few inches of movement but I am reluctant to increase the number of rotation to rewind the rubber bands (even though they recommend up to 25) and I believe it would take some serious rework of the gears and flywheel located in the boiler to get a longer duration of thrust. Here are a few more pictures of that very nice and well engineered model: I hope you enjoyed this BLOG and will perhaps try your skills at one of these Ukrainian kits. I certainly enjoyed putting it together and it has been a nice challenge. Yves
  11. yvesvidal

    U boat by tozbekler

    Approximately which scale is this U-boot built? It looks like 1/48 or 1/50 scale. Also, could you elaborate on the other big projects on your workshop? That looks like a dreadnought or some Mikasa model.... Thanks Yves
  12. yvesvidal

    U boat by tozbekler

    Great work and very interesting method of building. Yves
  13. Greg, Another one of your marvels that I cannot let pass. And what an elegant and thorough way of presenting your Build Log, with all these photographic archives and details of the upcoming PEs. Fantastic job on the forum, to announce an even more incredible Build Log in the future. Kudos. Yves
  14. Absolutely superb. I like this version so much more than the plain light grey of the current ship. Your BLOG will be my reference when I start the building of my kit. Yves

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