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Hello fellow modelers!
My name is Manuel, I was born in 1968 in Portugal and I work in Information Technologies.
As a model maker, my main focus is 1/72 and 1/48 scale airplanes and 1/35 military vehicles and figures.
I always try to tell a story through my models. A famous pilot's aircraft, something I've seen in a photograph, a book or elsewhere. That's why you'll find a 'real' photo among the others in the post. For this same reason, my models have different levels of weathering, depending on the reality they are representing.
Personally I like (and this hobby is to give us some pleasure) dirty and worn out models, but I also understand that this is not always the reality and therefore these techniques are not always suitable.
In fact, making a model look like 'normal' wear and tear can also be a challenge.
In conclusion, I hope you enjoy my stories and I ask for constructive and sincere criticism.

Thanks,
Manuel

Sergeant Elias, from the 1986 movie 'Platoon'; 1/10 scale

Sergeant Elias, from the 1986 movie 'Platoon'. 'Nuts Planet' figure at 1/10 scale. Very fun figure to paint, although with some fit issues with the arm fittings. Painted with acrylics. Hope you like it 🙂

British 10th Hussars, Africa, end of the XIX century; 54mm

(I'm catching up with 2023 builds not posted here yet... :-/ ) Today I bring another figure, this time an english soldier (10th Hussars, Africa, end of the XIX century) in field uniform. Figure in 54mm, Lead and resin, painted with [...]

Dom Afonso Henriques, Portugal's first King (#4/4)

When the Portuguese brand 'Paulus Miniatures' invited me last jan2023 to paint their recent released figures of our first King, Dom Afonso Henriques, I went straight for it with a big smile. This one, the fourth of four, now in 54mm is a [...]

T-33; Portuguese Air Force

In 1953, the first 15 T-33A planes arrived in Portugal, coming from the United States. They were placed at Base Aérea N° 2 (BA2), Ota, and integrated into Squadron 20 – equipped with F-84G Thunderjets – constituting the 'No [...]

Roman Legionnaire, Dacian Wars, 1/10 scale

Hi, This is my view of a Roman Legionnaire during Dacian Wars. The figure is from Tartar Miniatures in 1:10 scale. Painted with acrylics. Hope you like

F1 drivers from the past

This batch of 5 F1 drivers in 1/18 scale was a comissioned chalenge 😀 Although not particulary F1 fan myself, I must confess that I really enjoyed painting them. Hope you like too, And know, without further delays, lets meet: Juan [...]

Dom Afonso Henriques, Portugal's first King (#3/4)

When the Portuguese brand 'Paulus Miniatures' invited me last jan2023 to paint their recent released figures of our first King, Dom Afonso Henriques, I went straight for it with a big smile. This one, the third of four, now in 54mm is a [...]

Dom Afonso Henriques, Portugal's first King (#2/4)

When the Portuguese brand 'Paulus Miniatures' invited me last jan2023 to paint their recent released figures of our first King, Dom Afonso Henriques, I went straight for it with a big smile. This one, the second of four, is a 75mm resin [...]

Dom Afonso Henriques, Portugal's first King (#1/4)

When the Portuguese brand 'Paulus Miniatures' invited me last jan2023 to paint their recent released figures of our first King, Dom Afonso Henriques, I went straight for it with a big smile. This one, the first of four, is a 75mm resin [...]

Portuguese CEP 2nd Sargent, of the 7th Infantry Regiment. France, 1917

The Portuguese brand 'Alvorada Miniatures' released last year a series of (very) nice busts of portuguese characteres. I painted this one, depicting a 2nd sargent of the 7th IR in France, last november 2022. It's a great figure and it was [...]