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@modalex6149 Alex

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Just restarted to build models after a long break where I was modeling two nice sons now tall enough to fly by themselves. Quite handy and former engineer of a famous Swiss company, I now managing a development team. Even though my job is basically quite creative I miss the feeling of modeling things with my hands.
I like, on my models, to add details from scratch or with PE and to make them used with weathering.

Rolland C.II (Eduard Ritter von Schleich – FFA 2b – March 1916)

Model from WNW. The plane was made out of the box except for the top gun handles, the air duct on top of the cooling system, and the rigging. Propeller and wood effects were done with color pencils and oils. The base was made from scratch. The [...]

Soviet Night Witch

My "Night Witch" finished. Quite an interesting exercise to master skin & leather colors, textures, shadow, etc. Painting eyes was... ayoooo... so hard... 😛 Beautiful Young Miniatures 1/10. All done with acrylic and oil paints. Definitely a[...]

Sherman M4A3 76 W

To change a bit from planes, let's explore a mythic actor of WWII; the US Sherman M4A3 76 W. Here the version which participated in the Battle of Bulge, Bastogne, Belgium in December 1944. Meng Model 1/35 + Edward PE. I used excellent products[...]

Armored Austro-Hungarian Romfell car, 1915

My last build for 2020: Armored Austro-Hungarian Romfell car, 1915. Only a few prototypes were built because some generals and the emperor Franz Joseph I thought that thing would scare the horses during a war... So better to push your innovativ[...]

Spitfire Mk.VIII under maintenance in 1943 somewhere in Malaysia

I really enjoyed spending a lot of time adding a lot of details in the cockpit and engine. I learned quite a lot about scratch build with this model, mainly playing with lead or copper wires and brass plates. Globally the kit was aligned with t[...]

Mitsubishi Betty G4M1 Type 11

Based on various references I gathered and document I read, I learned that the paint quality in Japan during WWII was really low. As a result, Japanese fighters and bombers looked quickly quite skinned. That was a perfect chipping exercise, plus[...]

Imperial Japanese Navy – Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka

A recently done this tiny funny build from Fine Molds with the self-challenge to build it as fast as possible. Done it in about 5 days. Very fine details and good quality parts. I also got a PE set for small details as the pitot tube and the bom[...]

Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum 2/2

I am quite often in Kiev for business trips. For once I stayed longer to visit this amazing open-air museum. Here a lot of pics with some details which could delight Soviet airplanes modelers. If you would need high-resolution pics, just send m[...]

Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum 1/2

I am quite often in Kiev for business trips. For once I stayed longer to visit this amazing open-air museum. Here a lot of pics with some details which could delight Soviet airplanes modelers. If you would need high-resolution pics, just send m[...]

Messerschmitt BF109 E3

Had some fun with this model creating some scratch elements in the cockpit and trying to have the window open without any ugly support. I used AK Interactive colors (New formula AK02001). Actually quite good and really easy to apply. The set als[...]