Monday, March 6, 2017

Aoshima - Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle

Aoshima  1:25

March 2017

A visible ejection mark at the roof

Some molding lines that don't belong in the fender: sanding them off.

Sanding imperfections after 1st coat of primer. Filled them with green Tamiya putty.
1st coat of green

Sunday, March 6, 2016

P-47 Thunderbolt - Aztec Eagles

P-47 Thunderbolt - Aztec Eagles
Eduard 1:48

March 2016

1:48 P-47 Profi-Pack from Eduard

Target paint schema: EscuadrĂ³n 201- Mexican expeditionary force

Test-fitting resin cockpit
Priming resin parts with Vallejo Gray primer

Feb 2017

After painting with cockpit green and adding photo-etched parts
Cutting the cannons

Cannons ready

Working on wing roots

March 2017

Disaster! Trying to remove some filler from the wing roots, I used too much lacquer thinner and 'erased'
a lot of detail in the wing root and the fuselage. I had to salvage the cockpit and request another P-47 kit on Amazon...

The Academy P-47 kit (this is the base kit used in Eduard's Jugs over Germany P-47)

Engine preparation. Before adding the ignition ring (photo-etch)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mitchell B-25-J

September 2015

Gluing both halves of the fuselage

Green putty on the seam lines (Added some lead in the nose)
November 2015
Masking windows at the cockpit
...and at the tail.

January 2016
Priming with a black glossy paint

First coat of Alclad2 - Airframe Aluminum

Second coat: Alclad2 - White Aluminum
February 2016

Painting guns, antenna and pitot tube
Adding decals and painting details
Model Fiesta 2016!
Just in time for Model Fiesta 2016 - San Antonio
Got the Best B-25 Prize: Sponsored by Lt. Col. Dick Cole
Doolittle Raider

Prize and Plane close-up

Monday, August 31, 2015


Aoshima DeLorean - From Back To The Future II.

May 2015

Lower construction


June 2015

Painted Body
Time Circuits

July 2015

About to join

August 2015

Finished model - Top
Finished model - Right
Finished model - Back
Finished model - Left back

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

P-47 Thunderbolt

A P-47 Thunderbolt - Razorback from Revell.

March 2015

Painting small parts

April 2015

Preshading and first coats of paint

After second coat

June 2015

Finished model - Left

Finished model - front

Front - detail

Thursday, April 16, 2015

F6F-5 Hellcat

A F6F Hellcat from Eduard.

January 2015

Detailing engine

Preparing gun barrels

February 2015


Vallejo primer

1st coat: blue

2nd coat: blue

March 2015

Masking to paint control surfaces in a different shade of blue

April 2015

Building bombs (really nice photo-etch details in Eduard's kit)

Bombs ready


Full picture (before adding HVAR rockets)
HVAR Rockets
Almost there...