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  1. Hi Thomas and thank you for your solidarity. πŸ™‚ The base of my reference had been the DACO book - at pages 37/39/40 you have a clear view of the central window. But I've also found some interesting pics on the web: To reproduce the window I've used a cutting plotter and a trasparent acetate sheet. The outer frame is made by kabuki adesive tape (on the aft cockpit side) and by plasticard (on the inner side). Talon-107 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon-108 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon-110 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon-119 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon-120 by Valerio, su Flickr More informations... HERE! πŸ˜‰
  2. Good night to all, I'm glad to present my last work, a T-38 A Talon from Wolpack. I've built the kit OOB except for some scratchbuilt addictions in the cockpit (i.e. the separation glass of the central frame) and in the wheels/airbrakes bay. I also added the positive rivets from Archer on the exhausts zone. Pilot's name decal on the rear canopy taken from the Fundekals sheet. Hope you'll enjoy... take care and stay safe in this difficult moments. Cheers frome Rome. Valerio. Talon END 3 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 4 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 5 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 6 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 7 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 8 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 9 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 10 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 11 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 12 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 13 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 14 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 15 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 16 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 17 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 2 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 1 by Valerio, su Flickr
  3. "Buongiorno! Mama Mia (maybe you trying to say MAMMA mia)! also this modeler encountered the same problem with the seats and canopy!! All of this modelers needs much more modeling skills because they are not so good with the fit of this Tomcat!!!! Arrivederci!" 😏 Indeed... the canopy won't fit not just for an error during the building of the canopy breaker.... THE CANOPY WON'T FIT, PLAIN AND SIMPLE!
  4. 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.
  5. 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! ;)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Good! but the chipping of the paint sounds like something.... slapdash; particularly on the left side of the nose.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. ;)
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
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