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marcopreto

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  1. Just a quick update! Decals applied and almost ready for some weathering. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  2. The camouflage was basically completed this weekend. The sand color was applied first. Then, the different areas of the camouflage were marked with a pencil. The colors were applied (first the green, then the earth). The overspray was cleaned up as best as I could, airbrushing very close to the models surface, first with the green color and lastly with the sand color. After removing all the masks, this was the result. There are a few touch-ups to be made, but I'm basically done with airbrushing on this one! I hope to post more soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  3. A quick update: The cockpit got a bit of paint and the canopy was glued after masking it. The air intake and the landing gear were masked with panzerputty. After painting the exhaust nozzle and the radar radome (masked with masking tape), it was ready for some the camouflage. Here's a photo of the fuselage grey. I hope to post more soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  4. Here are the first photos of the model presently at the workbench. It is another minute Israeli F-16, this time a C model of Tayeset 101. Some details were lost after puttying and sanding some problematic areas - I tried to replace them to the best of my abilities. To build the blisters at the vertical stabilizer base I've used some brass rod and machined it to shape. And it is now ready for some paint I hope to post some progress soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  5. Thank you for your kind comment. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  6. After a while away from the workbench, this little model was finally completed this last weekend: I hope you like it. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  7. I've completed this tiny F-16 a few weeks ago! It was built using Revell's 1:144 scale F-16C and the printed base is from Miliscale/Noy's Miniatures. It is a F-16A Netz, from 115th Squadron "Flying Squadron". I hope you like it. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  8. I've completed this tiny F-16 a few weeks ago! It was built using Revell's 1:144 scale F-16C and the printed base is from Miliscale/Noy's Miniatures. It is a F-16A Netz, from 115th Squadron "Flying Squadron". I hope you like it. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  9. Thank you for all your kind comments. Here's a quick update: after a few coats of white, all decals went on perfectly. Sweet decals and Mr Decal Softener are a perfect combination. I hope to post more soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  10. After a few months away from this model (I needed to complete another model), here are a few photos of the small progress done this last weekend. The winch was completed, using plastic card and copper wire (besides the main turned brass part I have previously shown). The main rotor was also detailed, scratch building the rotor hub. And here is a photo of the model with the wheels, tail and main rotor dry fitted. I hope to post more soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  11. Well, I could not get away from the idea of opening the fuselage windows! They were marked with a pencil and carved out, replacing them by items cut from 0.5mm clear plastic. Primer was applied to check for imperfections and cover the clear parts (from inside they will show black color. The radar/sensor on the cockpit front was turned from brass rod. The winch is also being scratchbuilt (I still need to build the support). The photo shows the comparison between the kit's part and the part I've turned and machined from brass rod. I will make a post (in a couple of weeks, if I manage) on my blog detailing the winch construction. I hope to post more soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  12. Here's a quick update! The main landing gear is being upgraded. The photo shows the original kit part on the right and the improved version on the left. The gear structure was mostly built from plastic rod and thin plastic card. The wheels are the kit parts after being cut from the original part and turned in order to make them circular and concentric with the wheel hub. I'll try to post a step-by-step of this process in my blog, during this next weekend. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  13. Here are a few photos of the early stages of construction of the model presently at the modeling bench. It's a Sea King, produced by Sweet Model, in their usual 1:144 scale. It is a very nice model, but the winch is not that great (compared with the rest of the model). So with that in mind I also decided to detail some other bits! The fuselage was glued together with little problem. The exhausts were drilled out and a brass tube was glued in an angle. The tail rotor was detailed using the blades from the 6bladed rotor (also included in the kit) and a scratch built hub (using brass rod and pe leftovers). You can see the original kit's part on the right. I hope to post more soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  14. It is finally completed. I hope you like it. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
  15. Here are a few more photos of the progress made this last weekend. Decals are applied and base colors completed (but there are still lots of details to be picked up). The panel lines are being marked using a thin lead pencil (0.3mm). It works well for these tiny model, applied over a flat or satin surface and any mistake can be easily erased. The upper fuselage has this process at its early stages (just the rear is done so far). I hope to complete it soon. Cheers Marco Preto http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
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