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This is a full scratch catapult and a old Monogram Kingfisher with a lot of hand made improvements by my own.I hope you like it
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Darren Cannell said on December 15, 2016
Tzigkounakis Tasos said on December 15, 2016
Paul van Acker said on December 15, 2016
Wow, love it. Fantastic job. Trying to find a Kingfisher myself. Hard to find. Love the catapult.
thank you Paul, yes it’s very difficult to find this kit I hope you did it
Editor said on December 15, 2016
I love all the staining on the cowling and the float, it’s bold but IMHO adds so much character to the model. Sooo right. Thanks for sharing this. Great job
Tzigkounakis Tasos said on December 16, 2016
Thank you my friend
Rob Anderson said on December 15, 2016
Wow that is beautiful! My only suggestion, not a criticism, and since it’s done maybe a “next time” suggestion is go lighter on the rust on the catapult. In the Navy we used to say “if it doesn’t move paint it, if it does wait until it stops and paint it” Nevertheless that is an awesome build and the rust effects are spectacular! It does look wonderful, so much character really tells a story! Great job!
tnx Rob,yes I know that the rust is too much but if you start you forgot to stop with this……
Rob Anderson said on December 16, 2016
Oh no worries, it looks beautiful and I know what you mean about once you start with an effect that looks good you keep going! And it’s only a tad too much given the op tempo and environment!
Michel Verschuere said on December 15, 2016
Poli oreo Tzigkounakis! Synxaritiria!
wow….you know Greeks??
Jim Sullivan said on December 15, 2016
You have produced an outstanding example of modeling creativity with your Kingfisher and scratch built catapult. That effort goes well beyond what most modelers attempt to do (myself included) when building a model. I compliment you on producing a fine diorama as well as some excellent photography….all very nicely done.
thank you very much Jim,I think that if you like a plane you try hurder
Craig Abrahamson said on December 15, 2016
Jim (once again) took the proverbial words right outta my mouth. I can only second everything he – and the others – have said. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing this one again next month (wink, wink). Stellar workmanship, sir!
Rob Pollock said on December 15, 2016
Nice. I thought at first glance that you had the HPM cat.
Greg Kittinger said on December 15, 2016
Excellent workmanship, in all aspects! Love the weathering.
Thomas Sweeney said on December 15, 2016
Looks great love the catapult
Ralph Clements said on December 15, 2016
I wish I could compliment you at the same level as your model but am not that good at writing. Suffice it to say, it impressed my socks off, now I have to go find them. That’s one rip-snortin’, rootin-tooting, heck of a good model – way to go!
Robert Royes said on December 15, 2016
One word, no make that two,A Wow for the catapult and a wow for the Kingfisher. great work.
Tom Bebout said on December 16, 2016
Excellent work as well as scratch building too boot. The pics really show it off.
thank you very much my friends,I am glad you like it
Grega X said on December 16, 2016
Christian WERY said on December 16, 2016
Great work, congratulations !
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on December 16, 2016
How could we not like it! Museum build! Next, you’ll scratchbuild a battleship for it to go on, or maybe just a 3 gun turret. You sure made the old Monogram Kingfisher look good! It’s a basic kit, by todays standards, but easier to add detail than to grind away wrong stuff.
Nice to see one built, I remember when it came out. I had hair.
Louis Gardner said on December 16, 2016
You have really done a fantastic job with this. Everything looks great !!! The plane, the catapult, I mean everything. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece with us.
George Williams said on December 20, 2016
Brilliant modelling, thank you for sharing it with us.
Christian Ristits said on December 20, 2016
What a masterpiece, this is just fantastic! Cheers Christian
George Henderson said on December 21, 2016
Jeff Bailey said on March 2, 2017
This is one of the finest models I’ve EVER seen. It’s a shining example of the finest model maker’s art. The launch catapult is excellent. My Father flew some of these during WWII and he enjoyed the experience. Outstanding!
James B Robinson said on February 6, 2018
david leigh-smith said on February 6, 2018
The precision, detail, and craftsmanship here is beautiful. I have to say that every day I see models on this site that just stun me, and this is certainly one of those. I LOVE the Kingfisher and the catapult takes my breath away.
Bravo, Tzig, bravo.
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