Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Junkers Ju-88 Nachtjager

 A few pix of the 1993 1/72 AMT/ERTL Ju 88 G Nightfighter. Old decals are not behaving, I may get some aftermarket ones. First pic in-progess.


Friday, February 19, 2021

Ansaldo SVA

 1/50 Ansaldo SVA Artiplast kit manufactured in Chirignago, part of metropolitan Venice, in 1975. On August 9, 1918, 11 SVAs from the Serenissima squadron participated in the Volo su Vienna/ the Flight over Vienna; more about that at the link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_over_Vienna Handpainted with craftstore acrylics, primed with local spraycans.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

P-51 D

 Monogram's 1/48 'Detroit Miss' Mustang from 1977. Yellow, red, black, brown, and two silver tones all from local (Ecuador) hardware-store spraycans. I left off the invasion stripes and added the red tail. I didn't like the look of the olive-drab anti-glare panel, repainted that black. Left off all the stencils except for the one with the little Red Cross emblem. Used thin strips of black and red electrical tape in lieu of painting the canopy bits. Ancient decals mercifully went on without any drama. Bit of history here: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/18428

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Panzerkampfwagen IV-H

 Probably around Korsun, Ukraine in February 1944. The 1/35 Italeri kit and most of the figures date back to the 1970s. Completed in January 2021.


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

F-15 Eagle

1/72 Revell kit from 1975. 45 years later, it's finally built. This is the so-called 'lizard' camouflage from NATO in the 1990s (I think). As usual, craftstore acrylics, mostly airbrushed. First pic is an actual plane, followed by my color-mixing sheet.

Panzer IV/70 (V), Winter 1944-5

I finished this diorama in February 2001. Tamiya 1/35 kit, Dragon and Tamiya figures. It was demolished during the Ecuador move and rebuilt. Some shots predate the move, some after restoration.

Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf L

This diorama predates my marriage, so it must be about 35 years old. Russian winter of 1942-43. It was destroyed during the move to Ecuador, but restoring it was not too big a deal: