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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).

Aichi M6A1 “Seiran” K6-15 日本海軍 (Tamiya 1/72)

Tamiya 1/72 excellent kit of this unique airplane. I tried to represent a prototype that was over painted after the Japanese lost they air superiority and the orange was too much of a target, if you know what I mean. The tail code is [...]

Spitfire MKVIII RAAF (Otaki 1/48)

HI all Here is something different for me. I usually build in 1/72nd scale but I had this old (70's) Otaki/ARII 1/48th scale kit sitting in my stash and I decided to get it a go. The kit show its age, but surprisingly it goes together [...]

Machi Mc.202 Folgore (Italeri 1/72)

Hi all I haven't post here for a while, so I decided to post the little Italian stallion I just finished today. Machi Mc.202 Folgore (Italeri 1/72) representing a very well documented aircraft of the 51 Stormo, 153 Gruppo Autonomo, 374 [...]

Schwimmwagen (Italeri 1/35)

Hi all This is my AFV kit in a long time I used the old but still decent kit from Italeri in 1/35. Built straight from the box. Painted using Tamiya paints (mostly) and Gunze. Kit decals for a Wermacht army division in Russia. Weathering [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]