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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.

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[...]