Profile picture of David Kopielski

@davids_models David Kopielski

  • 34 articles
  • 1,288 karma
  • 8 friends
  • active 1 day, 5 hours ago

Aerospace engineer who enjoys building 1/48 aircraft and 1/350 ships.
Personal website: https://davidsscalemodels.com/

1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B II Plus – VMA-214

This is the Hasegawa 1/48 AV-8B II Plus. I used Eduard photo etch to detail it as well as some 3-D printed parts. The scheme is the infamous VMA-214 Blacksheep with decals from Caracal. This kit had some challenging fit issues with the dorsal an[...]

The 1/48 Eduard F6F-5N Nightfighter with Illumination is finished.

This build is the 1/48 Eduard F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter. This is Eduard’s “Weekend Edition” so it comes with some resin detail accessories like radar pod, gun barrels, exhaust pipes, and under wing antenna. I also added Eduard’s photo etch coc[...]

1/48 Revell Mi-24D HIND Attack Helicopter

This build was the Revell 1/48 Mi-24D Hind attack helicopter that I used Caracal Decals for the Polish Air Force scheme. This kit was detailed with Master model gun and DUAS probe as well as Pavla Models resin cockpit set. This was a fun build. [...]

1/48 Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter “Snoopy Sniper” 1966

The 1/48 Hasegawa 1/48 F-104C is finished. It was detailed with the Eduard photo etch set. For the scheme I am built it as a Viet Nam aircraft. The Caracal decals set (#CD48102) was used to complete the scheme with the tri-camouflage version of [...]

1/48 Tamiya AR-196A Arado Seaplane

This is the Tamiya 1/48 Arado AR-196A German seaplane. It is a re-box of the Italeri kit. I did the scheme as one of the aircraft that was used on the Bismarck battleship. The Arado Ar 196 was a shipboard reconnaissance low-wing monoplane aircra[...]

!/48 Hasegawa KI-43-II Hayabusa (Oscar)

Here is an older build I did on the 1/48 Hasegawa KI-43-II. The instrument panel was part of the Eduard photo etch set. The kit engine I added the push rods to the engine. The camouflage was done by thinning the paint in an aluminum dish and usi[...]

1/48 Hasegawa Aichi B7A2 (Grace) Attack Bomber

This was the subject I built for the "Empire of Japan" group build. It was a Japanese dive bomber/torpedo aircraft with a gull wing configuration. I built it as the torpedo version from the 752nd Naval Flying Group. Overall this is a nice kit to[...]

Trumpeter 1/48 ERA-3B Skywarrior from VAQ-33

This was an interesting kit to build. Some of the things to watch for if you build this are some of the antennas are not included I the kit. The main landing gear can be challenging as noted before. The side APUs will need to be modified. If you[...]

1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk.1 – 303 Squadron

This is one of my earlier builds. I used the Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1 and the Topcolors decal set for Polish Spitfires. This decal set covers scheme’s for aircraft used by the 303 squadron. The 303 Squadron was piloted by Polish pil[...]

How To: Weathering with pastel chalk.

Typically I weather my models using artist pastel chalk. With the chalk you can vary the depth of your weathering. For jet exhaust I used black, brown, light gray, and a touch of blue. Using multiple colors gives a nice blended look. The “tools”[...]