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« on: June 06, 2020, 12:05:27 AM »
My name is Bob Aikens; I live in Dartmouth NS, Canada - I'm a veteran plastic modeler who gave up the plastic for pixils. (there are reasons for this and none of them are simple). I used to frequent and contribute to Simmer's Paint Shop before it's demise. Also been contributing to Hyperscale in both plastic and pixils since 2003.
Here is a sample of recent work from early this year - series of BA Hawk profiles:

Find crop of full-size image:+ 2 remaining  Hawks

Find attached an F-86 series done early 2019:
« Last Edit: June 18, 2020, 06:01:13 PM by TimeWarp Images »

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Re: First post on BTS :
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 12:44:32 AM »
Hi Bob:

Welcome to BTS. Very pleased to have someone who also does Canadian subjects.

Beautiful job on the Hawk. Have you done any Voodoos? I was with 409 SQN back in the days long gone.

Carl from Ottawa.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2020, 12:46:52 AM by The Big Gimper »
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: First post on BTS :
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 01:07:50 AM »
Whoa, that Hawk is marvellous - nice work and welcome :)
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Re: First post on BTS :
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 01:52:20 AM »
Thanks, Carl & SBD. I've modeled the old Monogram kit in Cdn. But it sounds like a great subject for a profile project.

B.A.

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Re: First post on BTS :
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 01:55:29 AM »
Very nice work mate - welcome aboard.  If you are up to it, some additional Hawk what's would be wonderful.  Here are some suggestions:

  • RNZAF Hawk with scheme similar to that worry by their MB.339s
  • Israeli Hawk with scheme similar to their M346s
  • Spanish Hawk with scheme similar to their CASA C-101 Aviojets
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 02:36:39 AM »
Very nice CT-155! And, zeroing in, excellent work on the details of that wingtip ACMI  pod  :smiley:
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 10:04:33 PM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2020, 02:14:41 AM »
As a fellow Canuck, I say 'beauty, eh?'
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2020, 06:35:11 PM »
First part of F-86 series done early 2019:
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Re: TimeWarp Images
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2020, 01:30:59 AM »
Nice
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2020, 05:46:17 AM »
2nd part; original drawings are 8000X

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2020, 10:19:00 AM »
Dang those Sabres are nice  :smiley: Especially like those 'Bluenose' Mk.6s. There all gorgeous ... but there may be a slight bias on the personal favs, eh?  ;)
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2020, 06:59:56 PM »
Thanks, Apop; 4more to come in the series. Yes, that Bluenose bias is there - and also the fact that the Orenda-powered Canadair CL-13B was arguably the definitive Sabre.

Cheers,

Bob A.

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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2020, 07:22:46 PM »
Thanks, Apop; 4more to come in the series. Yes, that Bluenose bias is there - and also the fact that the Orenda-powered Canadair CL-13B was arguably the definitive Sabre.

Cheers,

Bob A.

Unfortunately, I'd have to argue that, with the exception of max. altitude & rate of climb, the CAC CA-27 Avon Sabre pips it at the post on most parameters. ;)
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2020, 11:19:36 PM »
O.W. -Of course you're right re performance: all Sabre references must be qualified with regard to Avon Sabres. But a case might be made that CA-27 was enough of a design departure to be called 'new'. An analogy might be the Merlin Spitfires/Griffon Spitfires
schism; both were called Spitfires, but both were very different airplanes.

As an aside, this reminds me of the ever-present undercurrent of debate among linguists as to what constitutes a dialect as opposed to a language. As one wag succinctly put it - a language is a dialect with an army and a navy.

In the future, I'll be wary of unqualified statements, as we all should.

Cheers,
Bob A.

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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2020, 06:03:42 PM »
Here is the remainder of this series - due to their size and attention to stenciling, they took about 3 months to complete. There wasn't much 'cookie-cutter' about the project, save the original working templates.

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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2020, 08:10:37 PM »
This is the remainder of the M2K series from 2015:

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Re: TimeWarp Images
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2020, 03:34:36 AM »
Nice work - do you do requests?
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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2020, 05:46:53 AM »
Thanks, GTX - No, I don't do requests; because of the large working format(s) and the rather considerable amount of time spent I can only make commitments to myself about what I'll tackle. Admittedly, there's no plan: it may be based on my tastes as a former modeler !

I started off doing a lot of WW II aircraft - more recently I've done varying-size series: AMX,Gripen, Electra & Electra Jr., Expeditor, MiG-17, Starfighter, Lancer (Mig_21),
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Really, it's all fairly whimsical and enveloped in only amateur pretensions... I'm grateful to be able to display some of my work here.

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Bob A.

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« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2020, 05:58:34 AM »
Fair enough. 
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« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2020, 05:41:16 AM »
As I was doing some research on the Okavango river bridge project (Botswana/Namibia) I ran across a picture of Botswana's Embraer 170 ; the aircraft and the livery were so striking I had to try a drawing; this is the result.

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Re: TimeWarp Images
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2020, 09:02:18 AM »
That IS gorgeous!  :-*
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2020, 12:05:00 AM »
My artistic imagination was largely influenced by Radio and comic books[that sounds so naive and anachronistic - I'll admit it.] i.e. both mediums engaged my childhood imagination in a unique way - I never have seemed to recover from this wonderful alchemy.

This drawing was done as a lark back in 2012.

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Re: TimeWarp Images
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2020, 02:17:50 AM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2020, 05:04:30 PM »
Ki-43 series done in mid-2017:

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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2020, 05:07:29 PM »
Part 2:

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« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2020, 12:06:12 AM »
I finally got it !

One more - a Ki-43 III

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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2020, 03:17:51 AM »
Love your Hayabusas - especially the camo on that 25th Sentai one  :-*
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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2020, 07:23:05 PM »
Thanks, Apoph - here is the full-size drawing; save it, put it on a disk or thumb and you can have it printed at any digital photo shop. The dpi is set at 300. This will give a print ca. 17" X 9'; but you can have the print shop adjust the dpi and the size.


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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2020, 08:41:35 AM »
Wow! Great to see the jumbo version up close ... cheers for that Bob  :smiley:
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« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2020, 01:42:41 PM »
Ki-43's look great! 8)
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« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2020, 08:41:51 PM »
Apoph & O.W. : thanks for the kind comments; jogging my memory about the builds I've done over the years - wayback with and old LS 1/72, the Nichimo and Otaki 1/48s, also the old Revell 1/32. And all the time thinking what an elegant aircraft this was. [Robert Frost's poem 'Design' just crept in to my head !].

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« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2020, 02:38:33 AM »
Yes, Frost is very à propos. Viewed from a certain perspective, every war machine has been designed by a 'malevolent intelligence'.

One reviewer of Frost connected Design to William James' Pragmatism. I would add Charles Sanders Peirce's maxim: "Consider the practical effects of the objects of your conception. Then, your conception of those effects is the whole of your conception of the object."
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« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2020, 05:14:29 AM »
Well drawn, Apoph; A final thought might be that old saw: "The Devil is in the details".... [Guffaw,..]

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« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2020, 09:15:40 PM »
Percival Gull - a retrospect

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« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2020, 09:18:27 PM »
Percival Gull - Part 2

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Percival Gull-Part 3

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« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2020, 08:44:54 AM »
Those are some gorgeous Gulls! Really like your inserts too  :smiley:
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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2020, 08:12:26 PM »
Thanks, Apoph -when I saw those Dora Wings boxtops, I knew it would make a good drawing project: sometimes those back alleys of aviation history can be very interesting...

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« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2020, 08:32:34 PM »
Lovely work here  :smiley:




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