LHoffman's Painted Sculpts For Your Consideration


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    HBG  Ju-52 Transport Aircraft


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    HBG  Do-17 Medium Bombers


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    OOB  He-111 Medium Bombers

    These pictures were taken before the protective dullcoat was applied, so there is still a bit of a sheen from the decals. This has since dissipated.


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    HBG  Me-110 Tactical Bomber (Long Range Fighter)


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    HBG  Me-262 Jet Fighters

    Same note as above on the tail decal.


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    HBG  Ju-488 Heavy Bomber


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    OOB  Ju-87 Tactical (Dive) Bombers


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    HBG  Fw-190 Fighters


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    Lucas,

    Very Impressive Work!,
    ….Go WarMachine Team

    “Tall Paul”


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    Lucas,

    ––WOW!  😮

    ––While ALL of these German a/c look GREAT,…My favorites are the JU-52 air transports, closely followed by the

    HE-111 medium bombers and JU-87 dive bombers.  😄

    ----Your unique skill of minute detail painting is very evident on these a/c and makes the paint jobs really “pop”. It might only be the angle of the pic,…but unless I’m wrong the JU-52 transports didn’t seem to have the “cockpit framing” paint that you’re known for. Did I miss it?  :?

    ----IMHO the JU-52 air transports being the ONLY a/c having White coloring, (engine nacelles, fuselage stripe, and wingtips) and being the only a/c with wingtip coloring really sets them apart without making them garish or gaudy. The White wingtips are just enough to make them very evident to all players as to their special status (Paratroop Drops) and subliminally reminds players of the White parachutes that the on-board airborne troopers carry.

    ––The “Alpha” character classification that I asked you decal them with worked out great. IMHO these not only LOOK cool,….but will assist in players being able to quickly identify the different TYPES of a/c from a distance.
    ----All of the time and effort you put into decalling these a/c with the small letters/numbers is REALLY WORTH IT!

    ----Do you have any pics of the a/c that are more of a side view which would show their lettering better?

    Summing up,…EXCELLENT WORK!

    “Tall Paul”


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    @Tall:

    but unless I’m wrong the JU-52 transports didn’t seem to have the “cockpit framing” paint that you’re known for. Did I miss it?  :?

    No, you are not missing it; there is no framing on the Transports.

    I did not put any on for a couple reasons; one being time, the other being space. Actually, it would not take long to put framing on, because all I would do is put two black lines on it. Because it was so simple, small and, really, negligible. However, if you want it, I will put it on.

    I have a couple more pictures taken by my wonderful fiance that I will post in a second.


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    @LHoffman:

    @Tall:

    but unless I’m wrong the JU-52 transports didn’t seem to have the “cockpit framing” paint that you’re known for. Did I miss it?  :?

    No, you are not missing it; there is no framing on the Transports.

    I did not put any on for a couple reasons; one being time, the other being space. Actually, it would not take long to put framing on, because all I would do is put two black lines on it. Because it was so simple, small and, really, negligible. However, if you want it, I will put it on.

    I have a couple more pictures taken by my wonderful fiance that I will post in a second.

    Let me know about this asap… I was going to put these in the mail tomorrow if I can.


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    Lucas,

    ––Yes, please paint the “cockpit framing” on the JU-52 air transports. Not only will they look much better with it,….but since their White paint lines up with the White paint on the engine nacelles,…it looks a little “funny” without the framing.

    ----I wouldn’t mind if it took another week or so if necessary to paint the cockpit framing and take many, many more pics. The time it’s taken to get to this point another week is a small price to pay.
    ----I am more than willing to pay you for this project right now, even though it might be another week or so to get the cockpits painted and additional pics taken of all of them.

    ––Again,…Great Job,….and I imagine that you’ll be hearing many more superlatives from the guys here on the A&A.Org forum, too!

    “Tall Paul”


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    @Tall:

    Lucas,

    ––Yes, please paint the “cockpit framing” on the JU-52 air transports. Not only will they look much better with it,….but since their White paint lines up with the White paint on the engine nacelles,…it looks a little “funny” without the framing.

    ----I wouldn’t mind if it took another week or so if necessary to paint the cockpit framing and take many, many more pics. The time it’s taken to get to this point another week is a small price to pay.
    ----I am more than willing to pay you for this project right now, even though it might be another week or so to get the cockpits painted and additional pics taken of all of them.

    ––Again,…Great Job,….and I imagine that you’ll be hearing many more superlatives from the guys here on the A&A.Org forum, too!

    “Tall Paul”

    I will get the cockpits done as soon as I can, but to be honest I want them off my hands as quickly as possible. I have so many things to do right now it is not even funny. This last phase of the project has been major crunch time… and I have been trying to be as speedy as possible because I am the one who has no time to wait. I am sure you will not mind the extra impetus.

    Wedding is on the 31st and I need to devote 99% of my attention to it. Nevertheless, I will patch these up and get them off to you when I can. As for payment, I will put an invoice together. These planes were ridiculously more time consuming than I thought they would be. I have no desire to do anything like them again for some long time.

    Not sure how many more pics I will be able to take, but I can try. Again, time issues… I really need to cut this project out of my to-do list.

    That said, this will certainly be my last project for at least a month… what with the wedding and honeymoon. Though we may need to have a discussion along those lines.

    Thanks for the compliments though… I strive to please, even in crunch time.


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    Excellent work Lucas!!!
    I know what you mean about the ridiculous amount of time you put into each.
    The effort shows though.

    And Congrats on the life sentence.


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    Awesome work and yes, i understand all about the time factor  :? When getting near to the finish you start pushing harder just to get it over with….well, i do anyway  😄


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    Thanks Wil and Dangermouse. Praise from fellow modders is the best.


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    @LHoffman:

    Paul’s Luftwaffe in standard splinter camo is complete.

    Impressive paint job and nice flying formation too.  It would be fun to run those pictures through Photoshop to replace the blank table background with an aerial shot of London during the Blitz!


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    @LHoffman:

    Paul’s Luftwaffe in standard splinter camo is complete.

    Impressive paint job and nice flying formation too.  It would be fun to run those pictures through Photoshop to replace the blank table background with an aerial shot of London during the Blitz!

    Don’t think my fiance knows much about flying formations, but she did a great job with the pictures.


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    Guys,

    @LHoffman:

    @CWO:

    @LHoffman:

    Paul’s Luftwaffe in standard splinter camo is complete.

    Impressive paint job and nice flying formation too.  It would be fun to run those pictures through Photoshop to replace the blank table background with an aerial shot of London during the Blitz!

    Don’t think my fiance knows much about flying formations, but she did a great job with the pictures.

    ––When I first saw the wide angle pic of all of the Luftwaffe I had an immediate flashback to the movie “The Battle of Britain” when all of the German a/c overflew Herman Goering on “Eagle Day”. If I remember correctly he said,….
    “If we lose now, we ought to have our a**es kicked!”
    ––Again, great job,…and I completely understand your very important issues at hand. I wish the best of health & happiness to both of you.

    “Tall Paul”


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    Absolutely wonderful pieces Lucas - you’ve breathed some serious life into that plastic!


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    @Viracocha:

    Absolutely wonderful pieces Lucas - you’ve breathed some serious life into that plastic!

    Thanks V. Much appreciated.


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    Lucas,

    ––I just thought of a good idea for both us;

    ----Since I can tell that completing this German a/c project is adding to the amount of stress your already experiencing with your up-coming wedding and honeymoon plans,…let me suggest this:

    ----**Please, just take all of these German a/c and put them aside in a box and don’t even look at them for a month! Take care of your important personal business and in a month you can then complete this project.
    ––I truly think you need to do it this way as it would help BOTH of us. You need some time and sanity(not sure
    marriage will necessarily bring this?  :roll:) and I need several pics of completed a/c.

    ----I am more than happy to pay you in full, NOW, and wait another month to get several pics of completed a/c that don’t have the decal “shadow” ruining your fantastic work. Maybe AFTER a wonderful honeymoon your wife will take some more pics of the a/c when they’re fully completed.
    Thanks and best wishes on your up-coming wedding.

    “Tall Paul”**


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