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Arado Ar 196 A3 BG Air Force 2 Revell 1/32
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: September 15, 2014
KitMaker: 177 posts
AeroScale: 94 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Thanks guys I'm glad you like her
Really appreciate for kind words.

Cheers

Мерси момчета и наздраве
Venko555
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Bulgaria
Joined: December 07, 2013
KitMaker: 775 posts
AeroScale: 203 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC
Very nice composition

Cheers!

Поздрави!
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 2,418 posts
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 09:40 AM UTC
Congratulations Chavdar!

This is a very fine build and the diorama sets up a perfect back ground!

Thank you for sharing it with us!

Deserving of many

Look forward to seeing your next project!
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 554 posts
AeroScale: 1 posts
Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC
Splendid job on this fine Bulgarian bird, Chavdar!

Kudos and Nazdrave!

Joel_W
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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 8,699 posts
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 05:46 AM UTC
Chavdar,
Congtrats on crossing the finish line. Just an exceptional build. and the display diorama just adds that much more, creating a great overall scene for the viewers to appreciate the aircraft's operational concept.

Joel
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 26, 2017
KitMaker: 101 posts
AeroScale: 5 posts
Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 05:45 AM UTC
Impressive!
It's a real pleasure to watch your work!
Cheers, Chavo!
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: September 15, 2014
KitMaker: 177 posts
AeroScale: 94 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 06:36 PM UTC
Hi guys, this is the end of this build:












Cheers my friends
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 03:06 AM UTC
Chavdar,
Your base is really quite amazing. It's certainly up to the level of your build.

Joel
golfermd
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Maryland, United States
Joined: March 01, 2013
KitMaker: 149 posts
AeroScale: 95 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 09:37 AM UTC
Beautiful work Chavdar!
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 2,418 posts
AeroScale: 249 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 11:56 AM UTC
Chavdar, your base looks splendid!
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: September 15, 2014
KitMaker: 177 posts
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 05:57 PM UTC
Hi fellas it is time for next update: try the two types of rotor blades with the engine and the base is also done:





Cheers
Twentecable
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Overijssel, Netherlands
Joined: September 13, 2003
KitMaker: 335 posts
AeroScale: 240 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 10:00 AM UTC
This is looking simply stunning. Awsome work!
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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KitMaker: 177 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 04:14 PM UTC
Thanks Joel
Well yes it is real as I can imagine a WW2 plane in color
There are only two pictures of the plane with number 2 in black/white. Our Arado at Krumovo museum is well preserved after many restavrations... only floats and engine are the original parts that left . . . but about the model itself - like Stanley Kubrick said - Detail is a genius
Cheers my friend
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 08:57 AM UTC
Chavdar,
The bottom weathering is amazing. Looks about as real as you can get it.

Joel
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:32 AM UTC
wow! this looks good!
WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 07, 2017
KitMaker: 55 posts
AeroScale: 51 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:25 AM UTC
Wow. The underside paint made me stop in my tracks. Just tremendous. So much interesting detail! This is something to aspire to. Thank you.
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 04:32 PM UTC
Thank you Joel
Next - painting and weathering the lower part of fuselage and wings:






Cheers friends
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 08:27 AM UTC
The engine cowl, spinner, and prop blades look really good. Looking forward to your next update to see how the final color coats and weather turns out.

Joel
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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KitMaker: 177 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 04:39 PM UTC
Thanks friends It is time for the nextt update - decals, masks and more weathering:












Cheers fellas
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 09:41 AM UTC
Chavdar your attention to detail is great!
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 03:06 AM UTC
Chavdar,
Just an amazing build to date. In 1/32 scale your attention to added details really has paid terrific dividends. Your build is simply spectacular to date.

Looking forward to your next update with hopefully the painting and weathering completed.

Joel
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 04:51 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I'm glad you like her so far
So let start with the paint job:









Cheers
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:19 PM UTC
Chavdar, I too am a sucker for a float plane and the Arado Ar196 is as good as they come!

Often overlooked in kit form, my ideal wish would be to see the Arado and the Walrus both receive new tools in 1/72... but that's another tale for another time.

Your build looks stunning so far and your attention to detail is fantastic!
WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 04:20 AM UTC
Stunning detail!
And I'm a sucker for a float plane.
Subscribed.
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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KitMaker: 177 posts
AeroScale: 94 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 04:44 PM UTC
Painting time