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Me109G-6 Finnish Air Force

by Paulo Castro on September 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

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”

by Paulo Castro on August 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

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

by Paulo Castro on August 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

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

by Paulo Castro on September 2, 2016 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

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

by Paulo Castro on November 13, 2015 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

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)

by Paulo Castro on August 21, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

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

by Paulo Castro on August 20, 2015 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

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. […]

P-40B American Volunteer Group (AVG) – airfix 1/72

by Paulo Castro on August 14, 2015 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

This model represents the plane flown by Flight Leader Charles “Chuck” Older for the AVG in China 1941/42. To see the whole W.I.P. visit my blog: http://armouredsprue.blogspot.com.au/2014_07_27_archive.html

Willys MB Ambulance

by Paulo Castro on August 14, 2015 in Armor -- 9 Comments

This is the Tamyia 1/35th scale kit with some scratchbilt to make it an ambulance vehicle. I also scratchbuilt the mud chains for the rear tyres.

Bf109G-6 Finnish Air Force – Airfix 1/72

by Paulo Castro on August 14, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments