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Wife keeps telling me that I am too young to be building plastic planes, I should wait till retirement. Discovered the hobby during the great pandemic lockdown of 2020 and I am greatly enjoying it.
Quite the beginner, the objective is to learn the trade by building myself a collection of World War 2 fighters in 1/48 scale. That will keep me busy for a while.

Romanian IAR-81 C in 1/32 from Special Hobby

This was my first kit in 1/32 scale and it was a though one. It was a long run project, I started to document it since September last year in order to have as much as possible a clearer picture of what I can do. Used also some goodies: [...]

Some more experiments with oilsFW-190 D Tamiya 1/48

In the never ending search for the elusive realistic and at the same time artistic weathering effects for model airplanes I subjected a FW 190 D from Tamiya to some refined techniques. I went for the RLM 76 Lichtblau - RLM 82 Hellgruen - [...]

My first tank: T-34 from Zvezda in 1/35 scale

Up to now I built only WW2 fighters and after a while a tried something new for me. Quite an experience, seemed to me a lot of work, maybe because it was something new. Basically I followed the tutorials of Nightshift from Youtube, [...]

Tamiya Bf-109 E 1/48 revisited in Romanian livery

The build was the usual straight business with a Tamiya kit. I repeated the experience of airbrush highlights, using some Tamiya acrylics mixes. For the upper side RLM-71 Dunkelgrun I used XF-62:1+XF-49:1 (olivedrab+khaki), I highlighted [...]

1/48 Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Corsairlittle to no weathering

This is my second attempt to build a Corsair, I tried something new to me: highlighting with the airbrush. Started from a black base, kept the paint inside the panels as tight as possible along the panel lines, than added some tan to the [...]

The brawlerTamiya Mitsubishi J2M3 Interceptor Raiden 1/48 scale

Mitsubishi J2M has always seemed to me like a brawler, a boxer determined to throw punches no matter what. Short, stubby, lacking in agility - but packing a lot of heat. The old Tamiya kit delivered a simple base for approaching this [...]

1/48 Eduard F6-F3 HellcatAlex Vraciu White 19

This was my entry for a local group build with a „feline” theme. Started with an week end edition kit, added some photo-etched seat belts and Techmod decals for the plane of Alex Vraciu. It started on the wrong foot since I used the [...]

Airfix P-40 Warhawk 1:48

Here comes my first build of the year. I've always found the Airfix kits to be comforting, as long as you accept with an open heart whatever lies ahead. I mean they are really enjoyable. There was nothing special about this build, [...]

2021 collection of WW2 fighters in 1:48 scale

So, this is my collection started in 2020 with the great lockdown. I'll let you guess which one is the first model I completed. The collection grows and shrinks, some of the models I gifted over time. Some of the models here will be [...]

1/48 Eduard Bf-109 G-2 with oils

In the never ending quest for a simple yet fabulous weathering technique I tried some oils on this Eduard kit. It is the winter camo scheme of a Bf-109 G-2 stationed in Finland in 1943 and now my only regret is that I should have used a [...]