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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 weathered 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

Panzer KampfWagen VI Tiger II "Konigs Tiger"

I’ve start building the 1975 rebox kit (code MM157) of the King Tiger in the late 1980’s and, due to bad tracks, shelfed it until this spring. Back then, can’t precise when, I’ve bought a (plastic) separate tracks links for this [...]

1969 F-4E Phantom II Thunderbird; Hasegawa 1/72

Thunderbirds Phantom II F-4E Hi fellow modellers, Proceeding my Thunderbird series, I post a quite old build that I’ve missed before. The Phantom II F-4E Hope you like, A white T-bird The Thunderbirds started the 1969 training season [...]

SdKfz 234 Puma. Italeri, 1:35

Hello fellow modelers! This was my 2nd car ever, and my first car and figure in 35+ years, but I had to try 😀 It was OOB, with slight modifications and a figure from another box. Hope you like. Cheers, Manuel

The F-86-f Sabre in Portuguese service

The f-86-f sabre in portugal HISTORY On August 25, 1958, the first North American F-86F Sabre of the Portuguese Air Force (FAP) landed at Air Base N° 2 (BA2), Ota. They were part of a shipment of 30 (later 50) planes that were [...]

SU-27UB Flanker; GWH 1:48

The SU-27 is one of the sexiest aircrafts I ever saw, so I was missing this build 😀 The SU-27UB from Great Wall Hobby is a fantastic kit. Quiet hard work, but with a very rewarding end result. Completely OOB, just added a few cables to [...]

1980’s F-16A Thunderbird; Hasegawa 1/72

F-16A Thunderbirds The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron ("Thunderbirds") is the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force (USAF. The Thunderbirds are assigned to the 57th Wing, and are based at Nellis Air Force [...]

Portuguese FIAT G-91 R3 (NATO Tiger Meet, 1987, Portugal)Revell, 1:72

Portuguese FIAT G-91 R3 at 1987 Nato Tiger Meet Esquadra 301 - Portuguese Air Force The heritage and history of this Squadron began in November 1968 with the creation of the Portuguese Air Force 502 Squadron 'Jaguares', located in Nacala, [...]

The Hawker Hurricane in Portuguese service; Arma Hobby, 1:72

the Hawker Hurricane in Portuguese service The first six Portuguese Hawker Hurricane, of the Mk IIc model, came from British bases in Libya and flew to Portugal making a stopover in Gibraltar, where they exchanged British identification [...]

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II Hi all! This is my F-4J from Zoukei Mura in 1:48. It's completely OOB with just some seat belts from Eduard as the kit has none. The kit is amazing, and turn into a nice model with a little effort, I [...]

Restoring an old Westland Lysander kit: Matchbox, 1973, 1:72.

THE CHALLENGE Lysander has always been a plane that I really liked, mainly because of the mission mystique associated with the French resistance and in the transport of agents, which it played. When a friend showed me an old Matchbox from [...]