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  1. Good night to all! I'm back with my last work, an Aermacchi MB-326 G from the old ESCI (now Italeri) kit in 1/48 scale. The only two aftermarkets that I used are the Neomega cockpit (very poor and inaccurate)... and the 300 litres fuel tanks from SkyModels. MB.326-53 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-62 by Valerio, su Flickr I built from scratch the following elements: Flaps MB.326-14 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-21 by Valerio, su Flickr Exhaust MB.326-52 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-57 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-64 by Valerio, su Flickr Intakes MB.326-28 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-31 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-34 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-35 by Valerio, su Flickr Wing Fences MB.326-68 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-70 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-69 by Valerio, su Flickr Canopy structure MB.326-83 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-100 by Valerio, su Flickr Gun Sight MB.326-97 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-104 by Valerio, su Flickr This is the real one....! the Italian Air Force owned only two MB-326 G in the 70 years (RS-19 Matricola Militare 54289 & RS-20 Matricola Militare 54290), assigned to Reparto Sperimentale Volo to test & evaluate the new variant of the aircraft. 11998908_442586189260246_7379382820028146589_n by Valerio, su Flickr And this is the final result! painted with Alclad White Aluminium and Xtracolor X-104 International Orange. Finished with Mr.Paint Satin Varnish. Decals is a mix of Italeri, Small World Accessories & Tauromodel sheets. MB.326 end-14 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-11 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-13 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-10 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-12 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-9 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-6 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-16 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-15 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-1 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-2 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-3 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-4 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-7 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-8 by Valerio, su Flickr Hope you'll enjoy! Thank you! cheers! Valerio, Rome - Italy.
  2. Like this! ù But, I think, this one is the same product: Here in Italy we have this:
  3. Thank you! I used an italian floor product, this one: It can remove the floor wax like the Future and it is alcohol based. Alternative, if you use the acrylic paints the classic alcohol works well. For the flat finish I always use Gunze H-20 thinnered with nitro (that one you can find in the hardware shop). NOT USE lacquer thinner Tamiya o Mr.Levelling Thinner otherwise you obtain a satin surface! ;)
  4. Good morning to all! I'm glad to present my last work... a restoration of an old Hasegawa A-4 that I built ten years ago. I decided to put it back to workbench due to the "crack" of the fuselage: 21616109_10210113589216277_2086911637920727775_n by valerio, su Flickr While I was at it, I scratchbuilt a new UHF dorsal hump (the one in the Hasegawa kit is wrong in dimensions and shape) using the cutting plotter: A-4SU Restoration_11 by valerio, su Flickr A-4SU Restoration_10 by valerio, su Flickr There was other details to fix, like a small naca intake on the main right engine intake, but the model was almost assembled and was very difficul to add this new parts. This is the final result! the decals are from Miliverse - many thanks to Mark (the owner) for his advice and pics! SU Finito_6 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_9 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_14 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_11 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_10 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_9 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_8 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_7 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_5 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_4 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_3 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_2 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_1 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_15 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_16 by valerio, su Flickr ... and here... a comparison with the 2008 version: DSC_3424 by valerio, su Flickr DSC_3429 by valerio, su Flickr DSC_3420 by valerio, su Flickr Thanks for your attention! Cheers from Rome, Italy.
  5. Starfighter84

    1\48 Cessna A37-B Dragonfly

    Enrico, be polite. Be respectful. You're in a critique section, as you said: "this is always the corner of the critic". If you can't accept the criticism, choose the "display case" section. It's very simple.
  6. Starfighter84

    1\48 Cessna A37-B Dragonfly

    Good! but the chipping of the paint sounds like something.... slapdash; particularly on the left side of the nose.
  7. Starfighter84

    Mirage III CJ Heyl Ha'Avir - Eduard 1/48 - finally done!

    The pics below show the same image that is printed in the book (instead, this is the Isradecal instructions sheet): Looking at the rudder... in the upper section you can see the green of the camo. Furthermore, looking at the sun reflection... under the rudder hydraulic actuator is clearly visibile the shadow. I would confirm what I wrote previously Enrico: the rudder isn't white, you get wrong.
  8. Starfighter84

    Mirage III CJ Heyl Ha'Avir - Eduard 1/48 - finally done!

    Thank you for posting the pics... the gallery I linked is incomplete due to the Photobucket problems! so, now also other users can recognize what we are talking about! I have the book that you've flagged, and I've read it many times. I think you're being misled from a sunshine reflection that impact on the rudder (in the picture, in that moment, was turned to the left). Pay attention to this detail the next time... but dont' worry! nobody's perfect. ;)
  9. Starfighter84

    Mirage III CJ Heyl Ha'Avir - Eduard 1/48 - finally done!

    Thank you very much for the appreciation! Thank you for your answer Enrico! I'm not a "Facebook modeler", so I'm content to accept your critique. Maybe the next one will be a Tsniut Mirage, like the model you made some years ago: But I'll change the color of the rudder because, in my opinion, the white is wrong. It is so strange... our Mirage III always has problems with the rudder!! Cheers! Valerio.
  10. Starfighter84

    Lulubelle 1\48 P40N Eduard/Mauve

    Nice model.... but the canopy has a different shade of green. I think you have not weathered it along with the rest of the model. Looking at the windshield and the fixed rear canopy, the outlines of the frames are not clear... there are some smudges. It's a pity... for the rest, it's a good work. Bye Bye!
  11. Starfighter84

    Mirage III CJ Heyl Ha'Avir - Eduard 1/48 - finally done!

    Thanks Jonathan! I used the semi gloss lacquer by Mr.Paint... i like the coat that it leave on the natural metal finish. Some other pics of the model... for you! Mirage_End 8 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 7 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 6 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 5 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 24 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 23 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 22 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 2 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 1 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 4 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 3 by valerio, su Flickr
  12. Good night to all! here the last birth directly from my workbench... an israeli Mirage III CJ! Base kit is the Eduard, but I used the resin set for cockpit and wheel bays from SBM. Other details are from Eduard photoetched set, pitot from Master. For the natural metal finish I used the Aclad Lacquers and Mr.Paint semi gloss for the final coat. The decals are a mix from the kit and Isradecal set. Hope you'll enjoy. Cheers from Rome, Italy! Mirage_End 20 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 18 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 19 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 17 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 16 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 15 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 14 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 13 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 12 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 11 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 10 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 9 by valerio, su Flickr
  13. Good evening to all! I'm back with my last work... an Italeri Tornado IDS with a very special livery to celebrate the 60th birthday of 311° Gruppo - Reparto Sperimentale Volo. The model is OOB with the only add of the True Details ejection seats and the Master pitot tube & AOA. Hope you enjoy! Tornado 34 by valerio, su Flickr Tornado 32 by valerio, su Flickr Tornado 31 by valerio, su Flickr Tornado 30 by valerio, su Flickr Tornado 29 by valerio, su Flickr Tornado 28 by valerio, su Flickr Tornado 27 by valerio, su Flickr Tornado 26 by valerio, su Flickr Tornado 25 by valerio, su Flickr Tornado 24 by valerio, su Flickr Tornado 33 by valerio, su Flickr 60 anni 311 GV - 5 by valerio, su Flickr 60 anni 311 GV - 4 by valerio, su Flickr 60 anni 311 GV - 13 by valerio, su Flickr 60 anni 311 GV - 6 by valerio, su Flickr
  14. Starfighter84

    Defender of the East - Mig-29G Polish Air Force.

    Thanks! R-73 missiles & pylons are from the GWH kit. ;)
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