Very old and tiny kit of the minesweeper "Mercure" from the french brand Heller. I chose the ship to experiment a diorama using Andrea water and Pébéo Studio Acrylic gloss gel. I added El Arsenal photo-etched railings and Oerlikon canon, and Edu[...]
I have had this kit in my stash since the late 70s! I think it cost about $4.00 Canadian back in the day. Heller’s 1/72 scale aircraft kits were generally really good for that era, although the decals were a bit on the crude side. Raised panel l[...]
I have been away from scale modeling since 1990's - I can't remember the last kit I actually built. Getting close to retirement, I figured I better make sure I still have the patience to get back into it.
This wasn't my first kit getting back to[...]
Completed in June 2019 - Heller 1:48 FIAT G91 R1/R3 'Gina'. I have done it as one of the aircraft used by the US Army on trials. It is the R3 version with 4 x .5 Brownings.
Paints used are Vallejo Model color Light Grey (Air Brushed on), Vallej[...]
Here is my latest quick build of the 1/72 Thunderjet Heller kit. It was the first jet the Hellenic Air force was equipped with. The Heller kit, though a bit old, is a nice and very sweet little kit. I rushed to make the model in ju[...]
Fellow modelers ! I’m pursuing this craft after a Hiatus of over 40 years , having to learn the new methods and techniques, experimenting with acrylics paint, diminishing eyesight etc..and several test pieces before embarking on what I would rea[...]
First of all, Happy New Year to all of you.
I's been a while since my last posting here. Time has been limited maily due to a lot of work. The time left was spent with the family and actual building some models.
Next to work I'm also involved [...]
The meaning of the type designation "Safir" should appear to me in the course of this project more and more suitable for this small model. Translated from Swedish it means "sapphire", so I learned to appreciate the seventy-two times miniaturisat[...]
BIG ! This is a large, old kit, that shows both it's size and age. There are several aftermarket kits, for those who want to upgrade. Mine is straight from the box. There are few parts, but a lot of plastic, and it takes a lot of weight to h[...]
Here’s my old school version of the old school Heller 1/72 Spitfire I. I bought this kit for a buck at a contest last summer and since it wasn’t even close to modern kit standards, I decided to build it like I did when I was a kid: out of the bo[...]