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  1. Happy 2021! The progress with my 1:144 scale Su-24M continues slowly. The drop tanks were completed and pinned to the pylons. I can dryfit and remove them in order to separately paint them. Unfortunately, all the wheels parts are malformed (mostly from mold misalignment, but a few just with lots of flash). I press fitted them to a mandrel and turned them round using a small lathe. I removed the minimal amount of material and kept similar wheels with the same diameter. So here is the result of this weekend's work! Cheers
  2. Quick update: The cockpit was completed after a subtle general acrylic wash, using a light grey color (I mixed Vallejo's Model Wash Light grey with white, as their light grey is still to dark for the cockpit color). And after closing the canopy, the model was primed. I'll try to engrave some detail of the fuselage sides (that was eliminated to square it up) and I hope to start painting it soon. Cheers
  3. Season's greetings! I hope all are well and having a merry happy festivity season. Here are a few photos of the early stages of a Su-24M I am building using the Armory kit. My impressions are a bit mixed, as I like the model, but it is not a straightforward build. My main complain are the fit between the canopy and fuselage (I slightly reprofiled the nose section to solve it) and the the fuselage sides that are not square with the top and bottom (I understand that they did this to make it easy to draw the part out of its mold, but the angle is very noticeable - I am simply filling
  4. Straight out from the workbench, here's my little 1:144 scale F-15I Ra'am, built using Revell's F-15E, Brengun's canopy and exhaust nozzles from Heros Models. I hope you like it. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com http://www.youtube.com/user/marcopreto
  5. It's finally completed! I'll share a few more photos on the Display Case sub-forum. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com http://www.youtube.com/user/marcopreto
  6. Almost completed! I hope to complete it soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com http://www.youtube.com/user/marcopreto
  7. Here is a quick update, after completing the decal application: Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com http://www.youtube.com/user/marcopreto
  8. I have started applying decals this evening. Approximately 1/3 done! Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com http://www.youtube.com/user/marcopreto
  9. Quick update: Decal application will start soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com http://www.youtube.com/user/marcopreto
  10. A few more photos of the model on its landing gears and of the installed exhaust nozzles. I hope to post more soon! Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  11. Here are a few photos of the applied camouflage (airbrushed freehand using Mr.Color lacquers). I hope to post more soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  12. I have indeed, just a small trim to the front of the pylon and profiling of its aerodynamic shape with files and sandpaper. Here is a quick update! The aircraft I am modeling was armed with 4 Aim-7 Sparrow missiles and I did not have any in my spare box. I modified 4 missiles with similar length and diameter, replacing their wings with wings cut from thin plastic card. Here they are after being primed. The first colors were applied and I hope to start the camouflage soon. While it was drying, the tires were brush painted. I
  13. Here are some photos of my current scale modeling project, a IAF F-15I in 1:144 scale. I am building it converting Revell's 1:144 F-15E, using Bren Gun's Canopy and Heroes Model's exhaust nozzles. I hope to start painting it in the next few days. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  14. Here's a short video show how I've used acrylic washes to shade the kits details and mark the panel lines. I hope you find it useful. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
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