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@josepedro José Pedro Pires

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40 Years old;
Have been modelling in and out since i was15 years;
I build mainly 1/48 aircraft, but lately the 1/72 scale has been casting a charm…
My other passion is playing jazz, mainly bari sax!

1/72 CASA 212 Aviocar – Portuguese Air Force by Special Hobby

The first prototype of the C-212 flew on 1971 and towards the end of 1973, Portugal ordered 20 units in order to replace the ageing and obsolete C-47 Dakotas and Nord 2501 Noratlas. In 1974 The CASA C-212-100 became operational with the Spani[...]

Greek Master – Special Hobby`s 1/32 T-2 Buckeye

The operational story of the Buckeye started in 1959. Since then, and until 2004, this North American Corporation design was the trainer that introduced all the Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers. In 1976, The Hellenic Air Force received t[...]

1/72 Italeri – Short Sunderland MKIII “The Flying Porcupine”

Representing a significant advance in aircraft design, the Short Sunderland was the backbone of the Coastal Command convoy escort units during WWII. It proved a fierce opponent to the U-boat threat, being credited with circa thirty submarine kil[...]

1/48 CH-53 The “super workhorse”

In 1966 the German military proceeded with the evaluation of both the CH-53 and CH-47 Chinook. This procedure aimed the replacement of the H-21 and H-34G helicopters. In June 1968, the purchase of the CH-53 helicopter was approved, and 110 were [...]