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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.

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[...]

Grumman Hellcat F6F-5N, Hasegawa 1/48

Classic model from Hasegawa. Have tried to use an old resin kit for the cockpit but it was a terrific fail :-P I finally used the original part from the kit. I used for the first time paint from MIG Ammo. I had some issue with the Navy Blue col[...]

Shuichi Hayashi – Weathering master

I discovered this modeler by chance looking at some magazines in a bookstore in Nagoya. Really impressive weathering job!! Shuichi Hayashi's Youtube channel can be found here:

Amazing Modeling Shop in Japan – Yodobashi

If you pass by Tokyo (Akihabara) or Osaka (Namba) do not miss the most amazing shop for hobby and modeling lovers; Yodobashi Camera!!! This place is HUGE!! HUGE!! HUGE!! They have all types of tools, models (mainly Japanese brands), colors, etc[...]

Mitsubishi-A6M5-Zero – Tamiya 1/32

Vintage kit from Tamiya which was sleeping for about 15 years in my basement. After some days sick at home I have decided to restart building models. Wow what a great feeling to redo something with my hands. I used Tamiya lacquers, dry brushing[...]