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Modelling is just fun!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

M48 A5 Walkaround

This is how a Sunday morning usual walk, comes a funny walkaround to a M-48A5 in a military scrapyard.





Thursday, December 23, 2010

SS Panzer Officer Normandy, 1/10 Scale ,Young Miniatures YM1805

 Προσπάθεια βαψίματος ενός μπούστου στην 1/10 της Young Miniatures, με αερογράφο...

Cercando di fare un busto della Young Miniatures in scala 1/10 usando l' aerografo.....




Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Painting camo with circles: The Greek way!

When I decided to build a Bf109 F-2 in quarter scale, I had also to decide about the camo of the finished model.
So, I checked countless profiles and photos and when I saw Hans von Hahn’s airplane, I just fell in love with it! I just had to build this beauty! 


Κατασκευάζοντας το Bf 109F-2 στην 1/48 της Hasegawa, η παραλλαγή που ήθελα να πετύχω και που με είχε ιντριγκάρει ήταν η παρακάτω:







Monday, December 20, 2010

Epoxy Putty in Scale Modelling

This is a simple technique that I used, in this occasion to represent seatbelts for a Ki 44 at 1/32 scale cockpit combined with aftermarket p.e.  buckles.  The truth is that this technique got no boundaries! You can do almost everything depending from your skills and imagination, canvas, clothes, flowers and a million other things...
For this task we need:
1.  a two part epoxy putty (personally I used a mixture of Green Stuff, A+B and MagicSculp),
2.  a round tool for artists, 
3. a straight blade, 
4. baby powder and 
5. a clean (preferably glossy) surface to work on.


Μια απλή τεχνική για την  αναπαράσταση ζωνών σε αεροσκάφη αλλά και άλλων αντικειμενων, όπως καμβάς, ρούχα, κλπ 
Για το όλο εγχείρημα χρειαζόμαστε: 
1.  στόκο, 
2. ένα ρόλερ που θα βρείτε σε μαγαζιά με ήδη ζωγραφικής, 
3. μια μακριά λεπίδα για κόψιμο ,
4. τάλκ και 
5. μια  επιφάνεια γυαλιστερή (στις φωτό χρησιμοποιήθηκε το εξώφυλλο κάποιου manual υδροπλάνου!) .


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ki-44 Tojo - Hasegawa 1/32 - Part II - FINISHED




The model was finished after a rapid and exhaustive modelling session, in order to be ready for the Greek IPMS Nationals, late October 2010.
Awarded the gold medal in its category and also a special trophy!



Saturday, December 4, 2010

Zoukei Mura 1/32 FW Ta-152H-1 In-box review

IN-BOX REVIEW!!!





The Focke-Wulf Ta 152 was a WWII German high-altitude fighter-interceptor. The Ta 152 was a development of the FW 190 aircraft, but the prefix was changed from "Fw" to "Ta" to recognize the contributions of Kurt Tank who headed the design team. The number 152 was chosen in the German air ministry's list of numbers allocated to German aircraft companies, and was not related to the designer's previous projects or achievements. It was intended to be made in at least three versions — the Ta 152H Höhenjäger ("high-altitude fighter"), the Ta 152C designed for slightly lower-altitude operations and ground-attack using a different engine and smaller wing, and the Ta 152E fighter-reconnaissance aircraft with the engine of the H model and the wing of the C model.
The first Ta 152H entered service with the Luftwaffe in January 1945. Total production - including prototypes and pre-production aircraft - is wrongly estimated in one source at about 220. But only some 43 production aircraft were delivered until the end of the war. This was too late to allow the Ta 152 to have a significant impact on the war effort.
(The above text is from Wikipedia)