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Old 01-04-2019, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Paper Kosmonaut View Post
Question of taste I guess. Not all tubbies are ugly though. I like the Polikarpov I16 a lot. And the GeeBee R1 racer also has a certain je ne sais quoi. (-:
It ís a matter of taste PK, very well indeed. To my opinion it is a kind of feeling you experience looking at an aeroplane in particular.
Something to do with feminine curves gentlemen ?
I think the same kind of feeling you get when looking at one painting or the other.
These thoughts are carrying me back to june 2010 when I saw the late Serge Stone's painting of his Whirlwind.
From that very moment on we were mail-friends and I learned that he was not only a very talented aircraft-painter/illustrator
(take a look at the NMM) but skillfully drew and built paper models as we all know them.

End of February '14, now suffering from pain in the throat, he wrote : "the bastard is back again".
The 10th of March '14, all of a sudden, he was gone.
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