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@magrus Manuel Magrinho

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Hello fellow modellers!
My name is Manuel, I was born in 1968 in PortugaI and work in Information Technologies.
As a modeler, main focus are airplanes on the 1/72 and 1/48 scales and military vehicles and figures in 1/35.
I always try to tell a story through my models. A famous pilot aircraft, something I saw in a photograph, a book, or somewhere else. That’s why you will find one ‘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 worned models, but I also understand that this is not always the reality and therefore these techniques are not always adequate.
In fact, making a model with a ‘normal’ wear aspect can also be challenging.
To conclude, I hope you like my stories and ask you for constructive and sincere criticisms.

Thank you,
Manuel

30+ year old kit restoration (F-19; 1:72)

One of these days, when storing kits built as a teenager, I found an old Italeri F-19, built more than 30 years ago. Although I don't like what-ifs and the like, this kit was important in my youth for the years spent playing the simulator of t[...]

Spitfire MK.Ia. Tamiya 1:48

The Supermarine Spitfire and it’s place in Battle of Britain needs no presentation 😊 I’ve always wanted to build a Spitfire in 1:48 and when Tamiya issue their last one I knew time has arrived. The kit almost builds itself, with almost [...]

Avro Lancaster – Hasegawa, 1/72 + scratch

The Lancaster history deserves some reading and the internet is full of articles on that. Even the ever present Wikipedia has a nice one: Now preserved in the Museum at RAF Hendon, PO-S/R5868 or S for Sugar as it became known, is probably th[...]

Neil Armstrong’s F9F-2 Panther – Hobby-Boss 1/72

The Grumman F9F-2 Panther was the primary US Navy and USMC jet fighter and ground-attack aircraft in the Korean War. The Panther was the most widely used U.S. Navy jet fighter of the Korean War, flying 78,000 sorties and scoring the first air-[...]

Sikorsky UH-19A

Hi all! This article is actually the conclusion of a previous one, posted in March 2019. And, most of all, a big thanks to iModeler. The space created by iModeler to expose our work, hear some criticism and etc., makes us try to be better and b[...]

”Out Of Africa” DH 60 – Gipsy Moth

The Oscar-winning movie Out of Africa conjures images of the quintessential African setting: breathtaking savannah plains, bountiful wildlife and glimpses of Kenya’s rich tribal cultures. At the centre of all of this, who can forget the yello[...]

Swiss De Havilland Vampire T-11 – Airfix, 1/72

This is a build I've completed some time ago, but was missing here. It was a very simple, yet fun, build a friend of mine asked me to do for him. Actualy, he gave me the kit already built, only for painting. It's the Airfix one, in 1/72, built[...]

1967 Thunderbirds F-100D Super Sabre – Italeri 1/72

on May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native A[...]

1/72 Horsa Glider. D-Day, Operation Deadstick – Part 3 of 3

This post is part of a group of 3, the first being the construction of the glider and the second the painting of the figures. The scene represents the “Operation Deadstick", which occurred precisely on this same day (I'm posting on the 6th o[...]

1/72 Horsa Glider. D-Day, Operation Deadstick – Part 2 of 3

Hi all! To go along (abord :-) ) my recently finished Horsa glider (posted last month), I've been painting some airborne troops. Not much to say about it, they are not very good, but there are not much on the market... And the 'artist'... well.[...]