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@marcellorosa1 Marcello Rosa

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I was born in Brazil. Like many children in the 1970's I built ship and plane models, mostly from Revell (the only brand available there). After many years I took the hobby again, as an extension of my interest in history. I currently live in Melbourne, Australia.

I keep photos of all my models in my personal web site (www.marcellorosa.com). This site is not monetised, does not carry advertisements, and is purely for fun.

A colourful cat: Italeri 1/48 F7F-3P Tigercat (VMP-354)

Here are some photos of my Tigercat, completed in 2020 about the same time the news services were starting to talk a lot about a virus spreading from Wuhan. I consider the Tigercat a really good looking plane, with the combination of the [...]

A statement of expectations for after market decals?

I am in the process of completing a Hasegawa 1/72 kit of the P2V-7 Neptune. Now, I am always for trying to build "out of the box", but this brings the problem of what to do when decals are too old. On this occasion my usual [...]

Super Étendard Modernisé, Kinetic 1/48

Here is one of the first aircraft models I built after rediscovering the hobby, a few years ago. Built out of the box. The plane represented here flew from the Charles de Gaulle in the missions against Libya, in 2011. I tried to reproduce [...]

Tornado GR.1 "Armoured Charmer" (Op Granby), Italeri 1:48

This is my recently completed Italeri "Gulf War" Tornado, built pretty much out of the box. There were no aftermarket items, but I did add some details using copper wire and Evergreen strips. I found this kit quite enjoyable. [...]

HMS Tiger, C20

This is my completed light cruiser HMS Tiger, build from the Matchbox/ Revell kit from the 1970's. The Tiger and her sister ship Blake were converted from all-gun cruisers in the 1970's into "Helicopter and Command Cruisers", to [...]

Oldie but Goldie: Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck

Here are some photos of my first ship built after >30 years: the classical Tamiya Bismarck. The only upgrades added to the kit were the decking and some generic DKM railing. Other departures from the kit were home made [...]

Trumpeter 1/48 F9F-2 Panther

For my first contribution to iModeller, I attach pictures of my Panther, which was one of the first 1/48 models I built. I found this kit very easy to assemble, with almost no fit issues. What small issues there were, could be easily [...]