My first article here!
I am following iModeler for the last 2 or 3 months now. So, I thought I should participate, too.
I do especially appreciate your DAILY NEWS thread! A lot of unknown pictures and impressive facts - brief and entertaining.
This is my latest finished project: Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak manufactured by Special Hobby in 1/48.
I always wanted to build one of these early jet testbeds; this particular aircraft was at that time still constructed with rectangular arranged wings. It made its first flight in 1947. The aim was to explore transonic speed. The later X-1 (for example piloted by Chuck Yeager) was much more famous.
My personal challenge was to catch that red gloss finish and to try to imitate the surface of a salt lake (which I have never seen in reality).
What a cool build Michael, Great finish on the red and a nice figure as well. I look forward to seeing more of your builds, and let me be the first of many to welcome you to this fantastic site.
Thank you Marc for your comments and for being the first one welcoming me. I hope you will like my further builds.
Welcome, Michael. Really excellent first post. I think you caught that gloss red (and the base) brilliantly. As Marc says, I hope it’s the first of many.
Dear David, thank you very much for your comments. I appreciate it very much having received so much replies.
Hi Mike , welcome aboard, you made a really nice job of this ,it's not one that I'm familiar with but I will have a look at a kit for myself.
Hi Neil, thank you for your reaction. Although that aircraft looks simple it was not so easy to build it: it is a short run kit...not so much details and a lot of filling and so on. But fortunately these companies take care of those not so common items.
Nice job Michael @michaelg34. From what I remember, that base looks like the real deal! Well done.
Thank you very much James, for your comment especially for your base valuation!
Great looking model. Now I have to go search eBay and find this (it was released in 2008).
I have seen (and stood on) the lakebed at Muroc/Edwards, and you "got it."
Dear Tom, your comment made me proud because you have seen and even been standing on that famous Muroc Lake and the fact that you recognized that location on my little vignette.
Welcome aboard, sir...nice build !
Thank you Craig!
Welcome to the group. Great finish
Thank you Michael for welcoming me and your comment.
Welcome Michael! Great first presentation. We are all looking forward to seeing more of your work.
Hello Gary, it is a real pleasure to receive so much comments and welcoming words. Thank you very much.
Welcome aboard of this select group of "world"modelers.
As mentioned by Gary: "Great first presentation"
Dear Dirk, your welcoming words really made me proud! Thank you very much!
Well done Michael, look forward to seeing more in the future. Welcome to iModeler.
Thank you very much, Tom!
Neat looking bird. Welcome to the asylum.
I had to laugh about that word "asylum". Good picture. Thank you, Matt!
Beautifully done, and welcome!
Thank you very much for your comment, Robert!
Good job, you know you have a whole year to continue teaching us things like that
Dear Carmelo, thank you very much for your words!
One question: why just a whole year?
Great start Michael, love the aircraft.What are you working on next?
Dear David, thank you very much for your comment. I always try just to work on 3 projects at the same time. Your comment gave me the idea for my next article: on the aviation side I am building RODENs Cessna Bird Dog at the moment. So my next article will be a kind of WorkInProgress article showing the cockpit - hope you will like this one, too. BR/Michael
You have done well on your first "showing" Michael. I've never been to the salt flats but it looks just like your base from the photos I've seen. Besides, Tom was there and said you got it right.
Well done, Sir!
Yes, Tom's statement was very important for me. Thank you for your comment, too, Jeff.
Welcome aboard, and a lovely build to start things off! Well done.
Thank you very much for your welcoming words, Greg
Gorgeous build Michael, welcome to iModeler!
Dear Charles, thank you for welcoming me and your comment. It really is a pleasure to receive such positive first comments. / BR Michael
There is a usually a pinkish hue to a salt lake, I think you got it.
Thank you for your comment! I like your Italian topics; there is one Macchi MC 200 in my stash waiting to be built; I like their shape and colours./BR Michael