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  1. Great trick to mark the wing area that gets inside the fuselage! Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  2. I'm going to follow your build carefully (I also have that kit in my stash , DML boxing). Awsome work! Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  3. Here are some photos, showing the use of the jig to glue the missile wings. The ordnance is all completed! Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  4. A quick update (this time on scratch building two ASRAAMs). Eduard drawings were used as reference for the ASRAAMs and simple calculations were done to figure out the 1:144 scale dimensions. The body of the missiles was made out of 1mm plastic rod (Evergreen), using files and fine emery paper to shape them. To glue to wings in place (I still need to make them), I've made a jig, using a scrap piece of balsa wood, cutting a 1mm slot (almost 0.5 mm deep). This will allow me to rest the missile body in the slot and two wings can be glued at a perfect 180ยบ without much trouble. I hope to complete them this evening. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  5. I have it for a little more than a year ( I am a novice regarding lathes or mills) and has been used more and more on my modelling projects. It is the simplest model on Proxxon's range, the FD150/E (very limited in what can be done, but useful for small and simple parts). Quick update, with the work I manage to do this weekend. All decals are applied to the airframe. After turning the 6 bomb center sections, two attachment points were drilled. And after gluing them to the plastic parts, the bombs were completed. Dry-fitting them to the airframe. Next step will be to replace the AIM-120B (the ones in the kit are not that great) and scratch build 2 ASRAAMs. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  6. Here's a small video showing how the brass part was made. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  7. This small model slowly progresses. My attention was called to the fact that UK does not use GBU-16! Their 1000lbs Paveway II is slightly different and I decided to convert the ones I have to UK's standard. Using Eduard's 1:48 scale drawings (from their Paveway II Mk.13/18 kit) as reference, the dimensions of the center section of the bomb were established and a part could be turned out of brass rod. Here is the first converted bomb. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  8. Impressive work! Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  9. Happy New Year! Here's a quick update! There are lots of small decals on this one! I still have to apply a few decals. Some of the already applied ones show some silvering; I'll solve it using the same trick I've used on the F-16C Barack, using Tamiya extra thin glue (you can check it on my blog). Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  10. Here are a few photos of the model presently at my bench. I am building a Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, using Revell's kit (1:144). This is the photo that provided the inspiration for this build: The model is almost trouble free and is being built using a few bits from the spare box and scratch built items. The main camouflage colour was applied, trying to get a subtle shading around some details (control surfaces and some panels) I hope to post more soon. All the best for 2020. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  11. Here are a few photos of the latest model to leave the workbench (MarkI 1:144 scale MiG-19S kit). Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  12. Here are a few photos of the completed model. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  13. Almost there! Just need to tidy it up, paint and glue the cannons and add some subtle grime and I'll finish it. The cannons were built using metal tubing (0.8 and 0.5 mm). Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  14. Getting closer to completion! This time, I decided to attach most of the small pe bits before painting, securing them on pre-drilled holes (it results on a very solid union). All the remaining parts were fixed on supports, in order to allow painting them without much manipulation. The base is already completed and the kit parts were primed, preparing them for the metallic colors. And after some color. I hope to complete it soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  15. Here are a few photos of the model presently at my workbench. It is the minute MarkI 1:144 scale MiG-19S kit. The model is quite simple (as are most 1:144 scale models of fighter aircraft) and presented just a few issues with small gaps between parts, which were filled and smoothed down. These problematic areas were primed with a light grey to check for any remaining problem. The small card base (with printed soviet hex slabs) will be used as its base (I'm using 3mm mdf to support the printed card and square section 5mm balsa stripes to frame it). I hope to start painting it soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
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