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Marineapparat Nr.1
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,715 posts
AeroScale: 6,011 posts
Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 06:20 AM UTC
When it comes to Naval aviation, the last nation which would be expected to pursue such an endeavour would be land-locked Austria, but this neglects the fact that 107 years ago, the Austro-Hungarian Empire had a coastline!

Danijel captured the Austrian Navy's first faltering flutters into the air with his magnificent scratch built model of the Marineapparat Nr.1

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Staff MemberManaging Editor
Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,396 posts
AeroScale: 3,059 posts
Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 07:54 AM UTC
Spectacular! Incredible workmanship. The wood grain is beautiful. The chain for the yoke is incredible.
Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: January 11, 2007
KitMaker: 88 posts
AeroScale: 87 posts
Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 12:16 PM UTC


(sorry, I'm a teacher and work with teenagers. Their language is contagious)
Lower Austria, Austria
Joined: November 02, 2007
KitMaker: 596 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 10:35 PM UTC
Phantastic work Danijel!
The level of detail and the finish is just mindblowing ... and all made from scratch. Even the photos are first class!
A masterpiece.

Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: May 21, 2006
KitMaker: 451 posts
AeroScale: 450 posts
Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 11:38 PM UTC
Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 2,717 posts
AeroScale: 296 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 06:03 PM UTC
Unbelievable! Fantastic build! Museum quality and beyond!

Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 1,015 posts
AeroScale: 155 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 03:02 PM UTC
Bravo Bravo Bravo. I think I've seen nothing like this before. Simply beautiful.
Only 10% of the calendar year 2017 is enough to get a winner for the Model of the Year.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
European Union
Joined: September 28, 2004
KitMaker: 2,149 posts
AeroScale: 1,581 posts
Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 12:11 AM UTC
In summary, this look like fairly impossible to me. I am stunned!!!
New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 06, 2015
KitMaker: 982 posts
AeroScale: 834 posts
Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 02:48 AM UTC
Danijel - Absolutly beautiful ! You, sir, are an extremely talented artist-
Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: March 13, 2014
KitMaker: 11 posts
AeroScale: 11 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 01:50 PM UTC
Thank you all for your appraisals! I plan to start severl similar exciting projects in the future!
Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie, Poland
Joined: March 18, 2012
KitMaker: 119 posts
AeroScale: 119 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 03:48 PM UTC
Danijel, this is one of the best models I`ve ever seen. Every single aspect of your work makes me green with envy
Chapeu bas monsieur!
Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: March 13, 2014
KitMaker: 11 posts
AeroScale: 11 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 03:37 PM UTC
Thank you again! I was tired of assembling aircraft kits that everybody can have so I decided to go a bit off-road... and I enjoyed every minute of it!!!
Staff MemberSenior Editor
United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
KitMaker: 17,200 posts
AeroScale: 12,621 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 01:41 AM UTC
Hi Danijel

I don't know how I missed this! For want of better excuses, blame it on all the excitement of vacating the hot seat on Aeroscale - but this is seriously one of the best builds we've ever been lucky enough to have on our Frontpage! Simply incredible!

All the best

Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,648 posts
AeroScale: 10,990 posts
Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 03:24 AM UTC
Very nice indeed!
Louisiana, United States
Joined: November 27, 2016
KitMaker: 4 posts
AeroScale: 4 posts
Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:19 AM UTC
Wow! I agree with the previous comments, as well as, "How did I miss this?" Fantastic work all around!