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Ok, I finished it and finally got a chance to photograph it. Here it is, ICMTH's photoetched and white metal 1:32 scale zero.

 

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Everything you ever wanted to know about a Zero but was afraid to ask! :smiley9:

 

Stunning craftsmanship! Such a clean build...I'd have globs of glue at every joint! Congrats!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Beautiful as usual Pete! I noticed they have an RA300 kit as well...can you let me know how you ordered from them? The website is a bit confusing.

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I'd be curious to see what the pre-built kit looks like. Like how big are the PE sheets, etc.

 

All those parts! Just keeping the wing ribs in the correct order is a major undertaking.

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I'd be curious to see what the pre-built kit looks like. Like how big are the PE sheets, etc.

 

All those parts! Just keeping the wing ribs in the correct order is a major undertaking.

I should have shot a before photo. They are about 9" X 12" and there are 7 of them. I have an unbuilt kit around. I may open it and shoot a photo of it for the record. If I do I will post it. In the mean time here is a photo of all the white metal just after I went through and sorted it. DSC00997_zps6f647125.jpg

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Hi all - I had a chance to see this in person on Tuesday and I can honestly say it is one of the finest models I have ever looked at! Pete was talking about the models in The Joe Martin Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad CA. and he said he goes there for a helping of Humble. But I have also been to that museum a number of times and I think this model stacks up to any models in the museum in all the ways that count such as basic craftsmanship, scratchbuilding extra's and visual impact. Congrat's Pete on a job well done. Dan King

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Nicely built PeteJ

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Hi, Pete,

 

I'm usually happy with successfully completing a Skill Level 3 (or 5, depending on the scale) model. Now you show us a Skill Level 10 aircraft. You've shown some real talent here. Thanks for making the rest of us feel ?????? :smiley29:

 

Ed

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Smithsonian Grade! Congratulations Pete!

 

Mark

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Very, very nice. I agree too- I would have parts stuck to me, the desk, my forehead..and globs of glue.

 

Dave

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Wow......

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Thank you all for your kind comments. It is nice to have a model appreciated by all of you. I was reading through my posts and I noticed that I has promised you some shots of the photoetched sheets. There are actually 9 total sheets. I didn't put one in here because it is small and only has 6 parts on it. They are parts that stack to form the joint between the empennage and the fuselage. Here are the rest. Enjoy!

 

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Eww-Whee! As Shaggy would say - Zonks! I thought Pocher kits were "challenging", this must have been something else. Great job!

Regards,

Robert

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This.... makes me want to build a plane.

This... makes me want to quit building planes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No, not really. Utterly amazed. That's one of those builds that could be passed from generation to generation.

 

Rick L.

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