Hello fellow modellers!
My name is Manuel, I was born in 1968 in PortugaI and work in Information Technologies.
I started building models as a child and stopped around my 19/20 years.
I returned to the hobby around December of 2017, that is, after an almost 30 years break.
Since I still have many boxes from the ’80s, I’m essentially building very old kits.
I like mainly airplanes on the 1/72 and 1/48 scales and military vehicles and figures in 1/35.
I always try to reproduce a model that I saw in a photograph, which is why you will sometimes 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 ask you for constructive and sincere criticisms, not just courteous ‘congratulations’.
(Update) Don’t get me wrong on this, please. I like (a lot) all your kind words about the articles that I’ve posted as well as the questions.
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[...]
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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.
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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.[...]
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For some time she formed a 'trio' with one pilot (Cap. Peixoto [...]
As usual, I like to build planes with a story. This model represents the first Mig presented in an AirShow: Farnborough in 1988. It was the first time the Ocident saw the Fulcrum, so it was a big event :-) I leave on photo from it, too.
Hi iModeler friends,
Another kit that had been given to me almost completely assembled, just to paint.
The kit is from Hasegawa and the decals are aftermarket (can't remember). None of them impressive...
The kit was already assembled out of the[...]