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Modeler extraordinaire Tom Grigat has returned with a new stop motion animation video detailing his construction of Aerobase’s 1/160 Etrich Taube.

The model consists of brass parts and represents the structure of the unique Austrian design, which was introduced in 1910 and saw military service as a training and reconnaissance machine. Regarding the Aerobase kit, Grigat states:

It’s completely assembled without any glue used and is more some kind of a little trinket than a scale model. But it shows the beautiful construction of the aircraft – and the propeller rotates by blowing at it…

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Modeler extraordinaire Tom Grigat is back with a new stop motion animation video detailing his construction of Airfix’s 1/72 B-17G model kit.

The build included aftermarket parts from CMK (Special Hobby) and also saw Tom simulating “stressed skin” for the first time, although he reports that he ran into some issues, stating that he “scratched to hard into the surface and the effect might be a bit too strong.”

The machine’s metallic surfaces are simulated using several paints from alclad II (accentuated with metal powder from Uschi van der Rosten) while engine detail and antennas saw the use of material from Albion Alloys.

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Modeler Tom Grigat’s latest stop-motion video captures the assembly of Special Hobby’s Lloyd C.V Series 46 model kit in 1/72 scale.

The original aircraft’s plywood paneling was represented with wood grain decals from Uschi van der Rosten over brown accentuated paint from Alclad II. The rigging material is rubber thread (Uschi van der Rosten) fixed with eyelets and turnbuckles made with rods and tubes from Albion Alloys.

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For his latest stop motion assembly video, modeler Tom Grigat tackles Artesanía Latina’s new 1/16 structure kit of the Fokker Dr.1.

The kit is said to be museum quality, boasting wood and injected metal parts, cockpit details and multimedia instructions with video tutorials and more than 600 photos. The completed model spans 17.72”W x 14.17”L x 7.24”H and includes an optional methacrylate engraved stand for display.

Tom reports that it was “relatively easy to build and well guided,” stating that his new video shows “how appr. 750 pieces of metal and wood could be combined to a beautiful aircraft model.” Click below to check it out.

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Modeler extraordinaire Tom Grigat has returned with a new stop motion video which details the construction of Special Hobby’s 1/48 Pfalz E.I in the most entertaining way possible.

Tom reports that the model is painted mostly with Alclad II metallic and milspecs colors while rigging components were sourced from Uschi van der Roste (rubber thread) and Albion Alloys (different tubes).

Prior to the outbreak of WW1, Pfalz produced Morane-Saulnier monoplanes under license, and the E.I’s design was heavily influenced by these French machines. The aircraft entered service in 1915 equipped with a single synchronized machine gun and went on to see service in Europe and the Middle East.

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