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Bellanca CH-300
Bellanca CH-300, a utility plane from the twenties, also known from the The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
About this creation
I love The Adventures of Tintin, and of cource a “Tintin airplane” has been on my to-do list too. I`ve stucked too the original CH-300, so you will experience some differences between my model and what you see in the comics or the movie. The most striking are the lack of engine cowling. The one seen in the movie has a grey engine cowling. I like the look of the open engine, it gives the true feel of a twenties aircraft. The other thing is the differences in the bracing of the landing pontoons. In the comics you only see two triangular struts holding the pontoons, my model sticks more to the true bracing in order to support the weight of the model. The yellow struts holding the pontoons are 4L lightsabre bars divided to 2L. The tapering tail is like my Nomad hinged inside the fuselage and held tight with a silicone rubberband around the tail. As many of my other model this one also contains painted parts. The wheel hub holding the proppeller is painted black. The 3x12 wedgeplates of the tail doesn`t come in yellow, so the ones used are white ones painted yellow. The sticks supporting the main wings were trans-pink, now painted black.


A Bellanca fitted with a Packard DR-980 diesel, piloted by Walter Lees and Frederick Brossy, set a record for staying aloft for 84 hours and 33 minutes without being refuelled. This record was not broken until 55 years later.

More information about the Bellanca at Wikipedia.

More pictures on my Flickr

Hope you enjoy the pictures.


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Edit 28-2-2016:
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Comments

 I made it 
  November 15, 2017
Quoting Christopher L. Faddis pure genius love how you did the engine ha! The whole plane is too cool. Great Job. :)
Thank you very much! The engine is basically the same used on the Creator set 6745, but adapted to suit this plane!
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  November 14, 2017
pure genius love how you did the engine ha! The whole plane is too cool. Great Job. :)
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  January 12, 2017
Quoting Sebas vd Brink This is great! It's beautiful! I love this, it would make a great gift (as a kit) to my Tintin-loving, LEGO-building girlfriend. ;)
Quoting Sebas vd Brink This is fantastic! Great shapes and solutions all round. I'd love to get my hand on some instructions so I can surprise my Tintin-loving, LEGO-building girlfriend :D (She still has this old LEGO Technic aircraft sitting at her parents' home which kind of reminded me of this, too). Excellent work!
Thank you for the nice comments, I`m glad you like it. I`m sorry I have to disapoint you when it comes to building instructions, I only share building instructions for my LEGO Creator models. You can always take the challenge and reverse engineer the model from the photos, it`s very rewarding when you succeed!
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  January 11, 2017
This is fantastic! Great shapes and solutions all round. I'd love to get my hand on some instructions so I can surprise my Tintin-loving, LEGO-building girlfriend :D (She still has this old LEGO Technic aircraft sitting at her parents' home which kind of reminded me of this, too). Excellent work!
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  January 11, 2017
This is great! It's beautiful! I love this, it would make a great gift (as a kit) to my Tintin-loving, LEGO-building girlfriend. ;)
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  October 31, 2016
Thanks I'll check it out right now
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  October 30, 2016
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Wow! This is gorgeous. The struts and floats are perfect. Love the shaping of the fusalage too. Congrats on the write up in the Lego car blog, it's well deserved.
Thank you Clayton! I`m very proud of this little floatplane. It`s also featured on Keith Goulds blog along some other brilliant seaplanes. Here`s a link if you`re interested https://keithlug.com/2016/08/20/omnibus-the-floatplane-notebook/
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  October 30, 2016
Wow! This is gorgeous. The struts and floats are perfect. Love the shaping of the fusalage too. Congrats on the write up in the Lego car blog, it's well deserved.
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  May 6, 2016
Quoting Malte Dorowski ravishingly beautiful!
Thanks a lot Malte!
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  May 4, 2016
ravishingly beautiful!
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  March 14, 2016
Quoting David Roberts Beautifully built. I'm gad that you included the close up images so that we can see the complexity of the changes in stud direction and neat parts usage.
Thank you David! I try to make good Photos, and I link them from Flickr, to get the best Picture quality.
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  March 14, 2016
Quoting c bigboy99899 This is awesome, keep up good work.
Thank you, it`s much apreciated!
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  March 13, 2016
Beautifully built. I'm gad that you included the close up images so that we can see the complexity of the changes in stud direction and neat parts usage.
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  March 13, 2016
This is awesome, keep up good work.
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  March 11, 2016
Quoting masterbuilder1210 epic That is epic I love Tintin
Thank you masterbuilder1210!
Henrik Jensen
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masterbuilder1210 epic
  March 10, 2016
That is epic I love Tintin
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  March 10, 2016
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 . An instantly recognizable plane, and a brilliant scale in which to build it. Bravo!
Thank you BrickBuilder! I`m glad you like it, I know you like the Tintin theme.
 I like it 
  March 9, 2016
An instantly recognizable plane, and a brilliant scale in which to build it. Bravo!
 I made it 
  March 5, 2016
Quoting Ian Spacek Yes, TinTin! Excellent model. Instantly recognizable.
Quoting Didier B Great moc !
Thank you very much to both of you!
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  March 5, 2016
Great moc !
Henrik Jensen
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Matt Bace
  March 4, 2016
Awesome model! You've done a wonderful job on the shaping at this modest scale -- it looks so much like the real thing.
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  March 4, 2016
Yes, TinTin! Excellent model. Instantly recognizable.
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  March 4, 2016
Quoting Matt Bace Awesome model! You've done a wonderful job on the shaping at this modest scale -- it looks so much like the real thing.
Thank you very much Matt!
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  March 4, 2016
Quoting Lo var Lachland Man, I love this series. however, over all the Tintin books, this aircraft really caught my eye. It had a striking yellow paint job, a powerful engine, and the capability to land on water. You have captured the shape and beauty of the drawing wonderfully.. Congratulations on the TLCB post. That must be pretty exiting. 5/5, ~Lo
Thank you very much Lo! A delightful positive comment. It`s always great to have this extra recognition when a creation is blogged. And each time it is, despite the fact that it has happened quite some times, very exhilarating.
 I made it 
  March 4, 2016
Quoting jim mcdonough looked this up on google and have to say yours is far nicer than the real thing.again amazing work.next model in my comfort zone !!! gotta be a ship.currently building HMS Tricomalee have broke it down once already and rebuilding it,plates sideways upside down etc its a nightmare to figure out.look forward to seeing your next epic model
Thanks again Jim! I have fixed the issue with the Cockpit windscreen, and as soon as the weather allow, I will add new Photos of the plane to the page. You`re right my next build will be a ship. Denmark has a lot of small islands, whose main lifeline is the ferry connection to the mainland. I`m Building one of these and it will be in 1:100 scale.
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  March 3, 2016
Man, I love this series. however, over all the Tintin books, this aircraft really caught my eye. It had a striking yellow paint job, a powerful engine, and the capability to land on water. You have captured the shape and beauty of the drawing wonderfully.. Congratulations on the TLCB post. That must be pretty exiting. 5/5, ~Lo
 I like it 
  March 3, 2016
looked this up on google and have to say yours is far nicer than the real thing.again amazing work.next model in my comfort zone !!! gotta be a ship.currently building HMS Tricomalee have broke it down once already and rebuilding it,plates sideways upside down etc its a nightmare to figure out.look forward to seeing your next epic model
 I made it 
  March 3, 2016
Quoting Steffen Kasteleiner Very, very nice my friend!
Thank you very much Steffen :-)
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  March 3, 2016
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Nice work! The design of the floats are ingenious!
Thank you Kurt! I`m very satisfied how the floats turned out. They gave me quite a lot of Work, before I was happy.
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  March 3, 2016
Quoting Scott Bowman Very well done! Smaller scale with wonderful detailing.
Thank you Scott!
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  March 3, 2016
Very, very nice my friend!
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  March 1, 2016
Quoting Nerds forprez Extremely well done. Lines, contouring, and scaling are all wonderful. Fun to look at this page....
Thank you N.P. I`m glad you like it.
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  March 1, 2016
Nice work! The design of the floats are ingenious!
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  March 1, 2016
Very well done! Smaller scale with wonderful detailing.
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  March 1, 2016
Quoting Beni Henzen Beautiful creation, very realistic. Good work here ;-)
Thank you very much!
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  March 1, 2016
Quoting C.K. Yee This is awesome,no doubt you're an expert builder. Keep it up.
Thank you C.K.Yee, you are too kind!
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  March 1, 2016
Quoting Nick Barrett I guess the differences in the cartoon version are to make it easier to draw... this looks even better, and truly gorgeous.
Thank you Nick! Maybe you`re right, but I also noticed that some floats have a Wheel mounted inside, so it would be easy to drag the plane on dry land.
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  March 1, 2016
Beautiful creation, very realistic. Good work here ;-)
 I like it 
  February 29, 2016
This is awesome,no doubt you're an expert builder. Keep it up.
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  February 29, 2016
I guess the differences in the cartoon version are to make it easier to draw... this looks even better, and truly gorgeous.
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  February 29, 2016
Quoting Cheryl P Excellent.
Thank you Cheryl!
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  February 29, 2016
Quoting Scott Bertaut You know you've done a good job when your creation is recognizable from the thumbnail. The plane looks really nice, lots of SNOT, and it works well. Some might take offense at your modding of bricks though...
Thank you Scott! I´m glad you like it. So far I haven`t recieved any negative comments regarding my small modifications.
 I made it 
  February 29, 2016
Quoting 2LegoOrNot2Lego Ingmar Spijkhoven Very nice build...again...!!! :-) Again blogged, and they should!!! ;-)
Thank you Ingmar, I`m glad you think so :-)
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  February 29, 2016
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 oh wow! I want a fig scale version now, it s awesome! well done Henrik!
Thank you Frank!
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  February 29, 2016
Excellent.
 I like it 
  February 29, 2016
You know you've done a good job when your creation is recognizable from the thumbnail. The plane looks really nice, lots of SNOT, and it works well. Some might take offense at your modding of bricks though...
 I like it 
  February 29, 2016
Very nice build...again...!!! :-) Again blogged, and they should!!! ;-)
 I like it 
  February 28, 2016
Extremely well done. Lines, contouring, and scaling are all wonderful. Fun to look at this page....
 I made it 
  February 28, 2016
Quoting Jeremy McCreary Your best plane yet, Henrik, and that's saying a LOT. Love the shaping. Getting out the black paint to keep the color scheme intact was definitely the right call: Visual coherence shouldn't be held hostage to the vagaries of color availabilities in key parts.
Thank you Jeremy! I`m very happy with the result, but I still think my Me262 is my best plane so far! I agree with you regarding colors. With this one I painted three pairs of 3x12 wedgeplates before I was happy with the result. I learned that he basic color is essential for the outcome. I started with two pair of LBGrey ones and two different paint types, and it was horrible. The ones used are White ones handpainted yellow Humbrol, and matches almost perfect.
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  February 28, 2016
oh wow! I want a fig scale version now, it s awesome! well done Henrik!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Stephan Niehoff Often aircrafts look not really "complete". But your Plane is the right thing
Thank you Stephan, I`m glad you think it`s right.
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Desert752 Kirill WoW!!! Incredible model!
Thank you Desert752 Kirill!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting D H Beautiful airplane model!
Thank you D H!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Vinny Turbo Great work !
Thank you Vinny Turbo!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Fantastic! The amount of detail and accurate proportions you have managed to cram into this small scale is incredible. Being a huge Tintin fan myself, I recognized it already from the thumbnail! :-)
Thank you Hoexbroe!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Yann (XY EZ) Wow! That's so cool Henrik! I love that plane! It's perfect. Have you thougt about recreating a scene of Tintin's Adventures with this plane ?
Thank you Yann! Your idea is really great. If I ever come in possession of some good looking Tintin figures I will do one!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Sven Jagdmann The master of planes did it again ;) Absolute beautiful work in every detail. Loved watching every picture and detail. Excellent!
Thank you Sven! It`s always a pleasure reading your positive comments!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Ape Fight This is lovely! I totally agree with the comments below; it's your best yet! A top class build, 5/5 : ) Congrats on the blogging too
Thanks a lot Ape Fight, your comment is highly apreciated!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting jim mcdonough beautiful build,as always its perfection again right down to every detail.first glance the build looks quite simple to do until you look closer and see the bricks plates are at every angle to each other,some are upside down and sideways making for a well designed model.painting is something you have to do given the limited supply of colours and the price that comes with them.my opinion anyway.you see a lot of these aircraft in old movies etc,shape etc spot on and looks very sturdy by far the best floatplane in LEGO i have seen.Lego would do well to use your design and market this.cant quite figure out how you did the engine yet.as mentioned a smooth tile on top of glass or even a yellow one might help.i have learnt so much in studying your build techniques, look forward to the next one. cheers Henrik
Thank you Jim! Yours and Pers observation regarding the cockpit glass is absolutely right (See the reply to Per Bonde), so after all it isn`t flawless. The engine is actually quite simple and basically the same as on the Creator model 6745 Propeller Power from 2009. But here the engine doesn`t rotate only the propeller. I will look forward to your reaction on my next model, it will be more in your comfort zone.
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Mihe Stonee beautiful
Thank you very much!
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  February 28, 2016
Often aircrafts look not really "complete". But your Plane is the right thing
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Gabor Pauler Whao! What a perfect shaping! You did the extreme realism whatever was possible at all in this scale.
Thank you Gabor Pauler!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Alexander Paschoaletto Congratulations for such a build, the plane looks pretty nice :) I did like a lot the smooth shaping and the sloped wings!
Thank you Alexander!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Frédéric Bouchard Perfect!
Not quite, but thank you Frédéric!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Per Bonde Hi Henrik, This is a good looking plane. Nice work on the repainting. Looking at som pictures of the real deal. Shouldn´t there be a 1x4 flat tile on top of the window? Other than that. Great build. Per
Thank you Per! Your observation is absolutely correct. The front glass should stop at the line of the main wing leading edge. The mistake comes from my 3-view drawing showing the glass extending beyond the afore mentioned line. I`ll have to fix that!
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  February 28, 2016
WoW!!! Incredible model!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Sasch Weidler fantastic! great color scheme and the shape looks perfect.well done, i love your work!!!
Thank you for your sweet Words Sasch Weidler!
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  February 28, 2016
Beautiful airplane model!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland awesome!:D
Thank you very much Adam!
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Gabor Horvath Wow! It's an amazing plane again! I really like the landing pontoons, but all the other detailes and solutions prove, that you are the master of planes!:)
Thank you Gabor! Your comment is highly appreciated.
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Firas Abu-Jaber Wow! What a fantastic model! Makes me want to build a plane for myself. Great shaping, color and details. A+ Bravo.
Thank you my friend! Glad to inspire you to have a go on planebuilding. There er so many cool planes, so picking one would maybe be the hardest challenge for you.
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  February 28, 2016
Quoting Ramon Caselles Ginestar Amazing!!!very nice job
Thank you Ramon!
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  February 28, 2016
Great work !
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  February 28, 2016
Fantastic! The amount of detail and accurate proportions you have managed to cram into this small scale is incredible. Being a huge Tintin fan myself, I recognized it already from the thumbnail! :-)
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  February 28, 2016
Wow! That's so cool Henrik! I love that plane! It's perfect. Have you thougt about recreating a scene of Tintin's Adventures with this plane ?
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  February 28, 2016
The master of planes did it again ;) Absolute beautiful work in every detail. Loved watching every picture and detail. Excellent!
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  February 28, 2016
This is lovely! I totally agree with the comments below; it's your best yet! A top class build, 5/5 : ) Congrats on the blogging too
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  February 28, 2016
beautiful build,as always its perfection again right down to every detail.first glance the build looks quite simple to do until you look closer and see the bricks plates are at every angle to each other,some are upside down and sideways making for a well designed model.painting is something you have to do given the limited supply of colours and the price that comes with them.my opinion anyway.you see a lot of these aircraft in old movies etc,shape etc spot on and looks very sturdy by far the best floatplane in LEGO i have seen.Lego would do well to use your design and market this.cant quite figure out how you did the engine yet.as mentioned a smooth tile on top of glass or even a yellow one might help.i have learnt so much in studying your build techniques, look forward to the next one. cheers Henrik
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  February 27, 2016
beautiful
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  February 27, 2016
Whao! What a perfect shaping! You did the extreme realism whatever was possible at all in this scale.
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  February 27, 2016
Congratulations for such a build, the plane looks pretty nice :) I did like a lot the smooth shaping and the sloped wings!
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  February 27, 2016
Perfect!
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  February 27, 2016
Hi Henrik, This is a good looking plane. Nice work on the repainting. Looking at som pictures of the real deal. Shouldn´t there be a 1x4 flat tile on top of the window? Other than that. Great build. Per
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  February 27, 2016
fantastic! great color scheme and the shape looks perfect.well done, i love your work!!!
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  February 27, 2016
Your best plane yet, Henrik, and that's saying a LOT. Love the shaping. Getting out the black paint to keep the color scheme intact was definitely the right call: Visual coherence shouldn't be held hostage to the vagaries of color availabilities in key parts.
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  February 27, 2016
awesome!:D
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  February 27, 2016
Wow! It's an amazing plane again! I really like the landing pontoons, but all the other detailes and solutions prove, that you are the master of planes!:)
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  February 27, 2016
Wow! What a fantastic model! Makes me want to build a plane for myself. Great shaping, color and details. A+ Bravo.
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  February 27, 2016
Amazing!!!very nice job
 
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