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#1 charlie8575

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

This man's work is beyond incredible.

 

http://www.angelfire...port/plane.html

 

Charlie Larkin



#2 MAGNUM4342

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

Just spectacular work! I'm embarrased to call myself a modeler next to him! :blink:



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

I wonder where he gets such incredibly detailed plans from?



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

I kinda get the impression it is all scratch built.  The work also gives me the impression that this is the result of years of hard work and dedication.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Scratchbuilt, yes... but he's not making that internal stuff up out of thin air. He must have an incredibly detailed set of plans from somewhere that he's working from.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

I wonder where he gets such incredibly detailed plans from?

I was thinking that as well. Do you suppose that aircraft plans are available after said plane is de-commisioned?



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:04 PM

I wonder where he gets such incredibly detailed plans from?

There have been some fairly-detailed cutaway plans of P-51s published over the years, Harry. I'll ask my dad and see if he knows where they are.

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

Totally unbelieveable, the detail put in such a model, how many years of work?   Lookin at that,,makes me want to

 never show one of my models again,,,  That work shop of his is awesome too....has it all in there,,,



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

Im done !!!!! That is flipin WILD!!!!

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Thats how i feel every time i see such high level of scratch building then i just think I have to step my game up more.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Um um um WOW


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:39 AM

Absolutely brilliant work, this goes beyond modelling and is more miniture engineering ....



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:40 AM

I'm speechless.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:44 AM

I've seen his work in Finescale mag., just not in detail like that!!!  Geez...Looks like he built a real one!! :blink:



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:01 AM

Okay, I was afraid to look after reading all the comments first  Then I looked, it's just an airplane!  I build cars so I'm still okay.  :lol:  No, really WOW!!!!!!!!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:06 AM

This gentleman has develped his hobby into an ARTform, not just a hobby anymore. If YOU spent as much time as he has you MAY be as good,given how deep the desire to excel can be. I do admire his work, but to put MY hobby away just caz someone is better than me is a silly thing for me to hear. ALOTTA the guys here are MUCH better than me, even with 50 years of bulding under my belt, but I can still appericiate a masters work, which THIS getleman IS. He is an ARTISTE not just a modeler!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:11 AM

Wow! I feel like a 6 year old now. He did take it to the highest level. Not much better then that!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:16 AM

Spectacular work. Nice way to see what the real thing looked like inside. Also makes me wonder how those planes could get shot up and still work.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:39 AM

I wonder where he gets such incredibly detailed plans from?

Just FYI, warbirds have been being restored and raced since the end of WW2, and all the technical information (blueprints for every part, etc.), has been readily available for many many years, from many sources. And P-51s, as well as many other types, were sold to other countries for 'military' use after being obsoleted out of service in the US. Every bit of tech data went with them, and a lot has been on the open market for decades. There's tons of information available on '51s. Even Japanese Zero blueprints are available, as well as captured blueprints for  German fighters...even the jets. B)



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:42 AM

I just about pooped when I saw this.