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@armouredsprue Paulo Castro

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Plastic modeller originally from Brazil but currently living in the beautiful Adelaide in South Australia.
Likes military aircraft in 1/72nd and South Australia wines. Member of South Australian Plastic Modellers Association (SAPMA).

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P-40C 33RD PURSUIT SQUADRON – USA, 1941 (Academy 1/72)

Model improved with full scratch built interior, add new wheels from my spare parts box. Added new machine guns and new pitot from syringe needles. Painted mostly using Tamiya and Gunze aqueous Hobby Colours acrylics. Camouflage: Undersurfaces Grey FS 36440 […]

Me262 V3 prototype (HighPlane 1/72)

Terrible kit. Painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics. Cheers

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk Argentine Air Force – Airfix 1/72 (A03029)

Hi all I have decided to build an A-4B Skyhawk from Argentine Air Force during the Falklands conflict in 1982. Politics aside, the conflict proved that skilled pilots can make a difference even when using an outdated, or inferior material. […]

Me109G-6 Finnish Air Force

Olá a todos! Hi all Here is another 109. Airfix 1/72 but not new tool. Very scarce interior detail to say the least. Wrong MG bubbles on the nose, to name a few. For the W.I.P. click here: http://armouredsprue.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/wip-bf-109-g6-finnish-air-force-airfix.html Cheers

BELL X-1 “Glamourous Glennis”

Bell X-1 – The mach buster On October 14, 1947, Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound in his Bell X-1, which he named Glamorous Glennis, in tribute to his wife. […]

Me109G-10/U4 – PROMODELLER 1/72

Model built straight from the box except for the PE seat belts added. Some minor details scratch built. Painted using Tamiya and Gunze acrylic paints. For more details of this build and WIP photos check: http://armouredsprue.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/me109g-10u4-weisse-3-veszprem-hungary.html

Spitfire MK XII – AIRFIX 1/48

For the first time in more than 25 years I’ve built an 1/48th scale model. My entire collection is on 72nd scale. This was a Kris-Kringle present and I decided to build it despite not being my preferred scale. So […]

P-51D “Big Beautiful Doll” – Airfix 1/72

Hi all Here is my latest model finished. To see the W.I.P. photos and description please follow this LINK to my blog: http://armouredsprue.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/wip-p-51d-big-beautiful-doll-airfix-172.html Hope you like it Cheers Paulo

BF 110 C-4/B (II/Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 Operation “Barbarossa”, Eastern front, 1941)

BF 110 C-4/B II/Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 Operation “Barbarossa”, Eastern front, 1941 Hi all! Here I am again! This time with the new tooling BF110 from Airfix in 1/72. Very nice model and it was a pleasure to build it. I was […]

P-47D Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force – Italy 1944

A few people know that Brazilian troops fought shoulder to shoulder with the Allies in Italy against the Axis during World War II. Even fewer know that Brazilian pilots formed a squadron, the 1st Brazilian Squadron attached to the 350FG. […]

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