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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).

FW190A-2 Hptm. Hans Hahn Gruppenkommandeur III./JG2, (Tamiya 1/72)

This is my latest kit finished. Tamiya kit (60766). Built mostly straight out of the box with the following improvements: Eduard pre-painted photo etched seat belts Replace the wing cannons by 1mm metal tubes Replace the pitot tube using syringe[...]

The Spit-Racer

I had this half built Otaki 1/48th scale Spitfire stashed in my shelf of doom, until I saw on the internet a guy from Melbourne who scratch built some 1/32 aircraft (Spitfire, Messerschmitt and MiG 15) into some sort of race cars. I liked the id[...]

Spitfire MK Vb F/Sgt. K. Basset, RAAF 1941 (Tamiya 1941)

Spitfire MK Vb F/Sgt. K. Basset, RAAF 1941 (Tamiya 1941) The motivation to built this model came from an informal Group Build organised in my modelling club SAPMA. The idea was to build a Spitfire used by an Aussie during WWII. I've choose to b[...]

Fokker Eindecker E.II (Airfix 1/72)

I always wanted to build a WWI era aeroplane. However, the idea of rigging it put me off until I saw this kit from Airfix. Easy kit, very good detail and a not so complicated rigging. So I decided to give it a go. I've learned a few new (for me [...]

Bf109E-3 “WEISSE 5” Obfw. Jakob Arnoldy, Mandal, Norway – 1940 (Tamiya 1/72)

This is my latest kit finished, using the Tamiya Bf109E-3. My intention was to make one of the decal options for the aircraft flown by Obfw. Jakob Arnoldy. He was attached to 4./JG77 based on Mandal, Norway, in 1940. During that time he was flyi[...]

RAAF Bristol Beaufort (Special Hobby 1/72)

Hi all! I usually don't build models under commission, but in this case it was a especial request and a favor to a fellow member of my modelling club (SAPMA). Dudley Hokings is a senior member of the club and due his age he no longer is able to[...]

GRUMMAN F6F-5 HELLCAT Heller 1/72

Hi all I had this very old Heller kit sitting in my stash for over 30 years. Due it's age it was not engraved panel lines, so I decided to use it as a practice for my first ever try to engrave panel lines in a kit. It was not perfect but I've l[...]

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 G[...]

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. In th[...]