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About rverissimo

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  1. hi Peter ! thanks! Well... my friends, this is the end... Acabado / finished! It was a small challange and i still don't like the canopy and some of the decals but some times things are what they are, and i'm satisfied with the end result. So let me share the final photos Thanks for watching and comment! Now to the next model ! All the best !
  2. Hi Peter! thanks for the words! Here's a small update on the build. It has some shortcomings. The Decals, despite a gloss surface simply keep with silvering... some walkways on the wings are the prove of that. The decals were set and the matt finished applied. Weathering was replicated with oils and the exaust stains were made by airbrush mixing Acrylic tamiya XF-10 flat Brown with XF-1 Matt Black. It's always a good view to observe a model on his own wheels. Propeller in place and exaust stains painted. Almost done. Despite the fact that the canopy in undersized comparing to canopy rails, it's a mistake that I'll have to live with. I tried a canopy from another Revell's FW-190 and the end result is the same. Nevertheless i do enjoy the end result.
  3. Hi Guys! Sorry for the long delay on this build... the Painting process advanced and some issues came along... The main landing bay was masked with this "putty" in order to protect the paint. And almost imediately i applied the base colour, using AK RC range. the excess colour helped keep the "putty" fixed until it's removal. Followed by the upper surfaces main colour, also from AK's RC air Range. I applied the coat without any primer, just polished the surface with a 3000 Grid pad. Followed by the green camouflage mottle, and this ie where all the trouble came. It's clear in the pictures that some spots simply are not "blend" and smooth. Instead of performing the painting sesson only in one shot, i did it over three nights, and i was unable to replicate the same paint dilution, and even operate the airbrush in a proper way... some say that working very late in night may produce this results. Also you'll notice that one of the left wing panel is slightly darker than the rest of the airframe. Well this is due to the fact that i put my finger moistered with thinner in that area, and i think that i do not need to explain more. in the meanwhile the decals have been applied but i did not take any picture yet. thanks for watching best regards Ricardo Veríssimo
  4. Hi Kaireckstadt ! sorry has i din not answer your question. The livery is the same as the boxart ! check the first picture! Thanks for the feedback Guys! Here's a small update ! Last night my attention were on the cockpit area, mainly the gunsight detail. The model's original part is a plastic part, so i remove it and replace it with a piece of clear acetate. But first, some painting is required . RLM66 from Gunze range are perfect for the job. A decal was set on the headrest armour plate. All details were brush painted with vallejo acrylics. Note: the gunsight glass was glued in place using white glue. At the time i took the picture, was still drying. thanks for watching! have a nice Sunday !
  5. Hi GazzaS It's a compact scale! thanks for your feedback! thanks Harv! Hi Peter ! i agree. right now, my modelling point of view is trying to keep it simple! Well, upon one week away from the workbench, a small update. The wing root cannon barrels were replaced by metal tube, 0,6mm diameter from Lion Roar. This set is really good, is i can cut the tube with a x acto blade. Note: the tubes are only attached and not glued / Aligned. then my attention was set on the canopy, which is to say the least, miserable, i started by buffing with a 2000 pad and when i'm happy with the result, started buffing with a 3000 till 6000 buffing pad. the last step was masking the canopy and windshield, using Tamiya tape and a sharp blade. A 10 minute task. And this was the update . Hope to advance a bit more today, and they i'll share the photos. thanks for watching!
  6. Hi all! For some time now that i wished to start a topic "step by step" on this forum and i found the ideal candidate. I bought this model recently at a local hobby shop and already "destroyed" one on my resume, due to lost parts. As usual in my airplanes, I started to cut and prepare parts from sprue, starting from the cockpit, that and by the pictures below, I did not take pictures. The paint was made with a primer from Vallejo, followed by RLM66 from Model air, also from Vallejo range. As much of the cockpit is hidden, detail painting was kept into a minimum. Over a 4 hours period, I was able to complete the fuselage / wings glue, and main components prep for paint. In the beginning there was putty and sandpaper… The assembly, and this must be a fault as modeller, I need to resource to putty and sandpaper to eliminate the glue seams. In some models it is easy and in others, well, not. I won’t complain a lot on this model, as I assume that it’s a natural part of this hobby. As usual, my favourite tools of trade for this are sandpaper ( starting 600, 1200, 2000, 3000) and a mix of superglue ( the cheap one) and talcum powder. And also use putty made by firescale modeler (Portuguese brand with a nice offer in terms of paints and finishing materials), dries fast and it's perfect for finishing big seams. A considerable seam was identified in the wings roots (I could avoid that if paid more attention to dry fit) and pushing the wings up and glue it, does not fix the problem in hands. As so, a piece of plasticard was inserted in the gap, and with a pencil, i marked to cut. and the final result: The result with the strip of plasticard inserted, glued and sanded. Some atention will be required in order to garantee a smoth finish. In the meanwhile Small parts have been painted in the correct colour, RLM02, from Gunze and this concludes part one of this step by step. I'll try to be quick on the updates. Thanks for watching!
  7. hi Bradg! great model! i built that exact model a few years ago! regards!
  8. Hi Rob! In Mig-21 regards, there's a lot of camouflage to choose from ! Eduard's Mig-21 is a nice model, but some care must be taken at the assembly, mainly the joint between fuselage and wings. thanks! Hi Harv! ! Thanks! Hi Peter! Thanks!
  9. Thanks! I was really happy to finish it!
  10. Hi all! I would like to present my latest 1:48 build, as a part of a Mig-21 group build. The Weekend edition is a "basic" set, containing all plastic sprues for a mig-21MF, with a simplified decoration option (one airplane with full stencil) and no photo etch and resin goodies. One catch is that some parts needed to properly represent a MIG-21, Eduard supply them as photo etch, and the weekend edition does not include them. Nevertheless i wanted to keep the build as simply and strait forward as possible. During the build, i opted to add a metal pitot tube from master, as the kit's part is very simple. Another adition were scratchbuild seatbelts, made of lead foil. As the original decoration is too "Green", i choose to use a decal sheet bought a couple of years ago, from berna decals , african migs Part 1 and i choose a Mig-21 MF from ethiopian airforce. the colour scheme allowed me to work on the weathering process, as it's my favourite part of it. In the end, some issue with the decals (my fault due to laziness), but i'm happy with the result. Also, there's another two of them waiting in the stash. For the painting process, AK's Real Color range and gunze, were used. As so, let's go the photos. The Dials were cut one by one from the decal sheet and glued on the instrument panel. As putty i used superglue mixed with black pigment. the front windscreen needed some attention and care, but i think that the poor fitting was caused by a cockpit miss align by me. Priming using Mr Surface 1200 thinned with mrcolor levelling thinner. All surface was then polished with a 3000 sandpaper. As my workbench is on a garage, lot's of dirt lying around, waiting for the right oportunity (when the paint is wet...) Lower color applied. Upper camouflage, light color. Details painting Decals aplication Final Pictures I don't have pictures of the weathering process, because simply, i'm lazy and i require to move a lots of stuff around to properly set the photo box, that doubles as storage area. So i leave you with the final pictures. Conclusion i might notice some errors, they are there and for me, each time that i'll look at this model, i'll remember them ( i hope!) ! I could detailed the landing gear, sensors, etc, but i prefer to keep it simple. It was challenging and fun! Thanks for watching ! best regards from Portugal!
  11. Tanker Techniques Magazine IDF Special Issue vol.2 Author – Several Publisher: Ak Interactive Price: 18,95€ AK4845 Introduction AK has been established as a renowned brand for modelling products and high-quality publications. The book is in a A4 format with 112 Pages, with soft cover with reinforced inner cover. The paper is satin finish, with a good touch and with excellent printing, giving a lot of quality to the colors and image. All Photos are sharp and superb quality, allowing us to appreciate in detail each one of them. This publication is a special issue part 2 dedicated to IDF Armour vehicles and its crews, represented in 8 articles, 7 vehicles and a figure, made by 8 well know modellers. All articles have introduction text, and all pictures are numbered and correspondent captions in English and Spanish. A foreword is written by Michael Mass and Kristof Pulinckx and present us a modelling perspective of the subject in hands (IDF armour), and as a kind of bulleting news, informing about the amount of available IDF scale models currently in the market. As a special note, every build has a preface of the type, made by Michael Mass from Desert Eagle Publications, describing the historical context of the vehicle, its origins, field deployment and evolution in IDF use. A real compact history lesson in two pages. As for the content goes, and consulting the index, we have the followings: 1. ACHZARIT by Rubén González Hernández The first article is one of my favourite’s armour vehicle. Using 1:35 Meng as a base, this is a full step by step photo description, featuring assembly, detailing, interior painting, exterior painting, and weathering. 2. AMX-13/75 by Lucas Zaro The next article focusses on the AMX-13/75 in 1:35 scale, from Takom with aftermarket goodies. A very clean and straightforward build, also with step-by-step photos of the entire process. 3. Magach 6B Gal Batash by Oscar Ebrí Casola Using 1:35 Meng model as base, this article presents us with a model with some degree of scratch build and show us how we can improve a model with simple technics. 4. M113 Chata’p by Jesús Ramón The fourth article focus on the highly modified and classic M-113. Using Tamiya’s 1:35 as base and with the help of a conversion set, the author uses with care combination of items in resin, photo etch and scratch build, to obtain an original and aggressive look. Also, with comprehensive step by step photos of the entire process. 5. Merkava Siman 2 by José María Illa The sixth build focus on the famous Merkava MBT. Using 1:35 Takom Merkava 2B. This article focuses on a complete build with emphasis at the painting and weathering parts. 6. Nun-Nun M325 by Łukasz Orczyc-Musiałek Using the classic Resin offering 1:35 Mig Production resin model, this sixth article present us the task of preparing, building, detailing, and painting a multi-media. The result is a very convincing scale vehicle. 7. IDF TANKER by Calvin Tan The seventh article is a figure in a base in 1:35, using a classic Verlinden reference. The set was updated with some scratch details and minor corrections. The author integrates the figure in a small base. A written description of all items (figure preparation, scene, and painting) is provided, as a chart with all colours used to paint the figure. 8. M109A2 DOHER by Kristof Pulinckx The last build is a modern classic. Using the 1:35 AFV-CLUB Doher, Friul Model tracks a and a conversion set, the final result is a very convincing model of this well know SPG. The narrative drives us through the construction parts, showing the use of P.E. parts as replacement for the Kits parts, scratch build details and tracks worn and used treatment. The painting process is quite simple and effective, and the weathering process is based almost with oils in order to give a dusty look. Conclusion This is a long review, but the book deserves it and I really hope that the pictures will help to understand why. The historical introduction in the beginning of each article is a pleasant and original way to present the model. It’s my view that every author offers us with their unique way and personal approach to several technics, starting by the model preparation, painting and weathering and in the end, as far as a average modeller like me, I was captivated with some weathering technics presented. This book is a must, as it covers several aspects of the theme, aggregates several technics, and present it in a very attractive reading and visual guide. Highly recommend! My thanks to Fernando Vallejo and Ak-interactive for the review sample. Ricardo Veríssimo
  12. WW2 German Most Iconic Vehicles Vol. I Author – Several Publisher: Ak Interactive Price: 24,95€ Available in English or Spanish Introduction AK has been established as a renown brand for modelling products and high-quality publications. The book is in a A4 format with 159 Pages, with soft cover with reinforced inner cover. The paper is satin finish, with a good touch and with excellent printing, giving a lot of quality to the colors and image. This publication is part 1 of 2 dedicated to models used by units of Waffen-SS, covering 12 1:35 builds from 8 modellers, ranging from medium tanks, to halftracks, self-propelled, antitank armoured and transport vehicles. A historical introduction, model presentation Historical units’ description is made by Carlos de Diego Vaquerizo. As for the content goes, and consulting the index, we have the followings: 1. Sd.Kfz 234/3 by Roger Hurkmans The first article presented is a compact one, with succinct description regarding the figure’s conversion and painting, the building, vehicle and base. 2. Panhard P204(f) by Abilio Piñeiro Grajera This article depicts a French Panhard in German use. The focus is on the vehicle paint and weathering process, concluding with a overall description on the building and base elements. 3. Sd.Kfz. 124 Wespe by Rick Lawler Using the well know Tamiya 1:35 rendition of this SPG, the article describes in a graphic step by step, the assembly, painting and weathering of the vehicle and correspondent base. 4. Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. M by Łukasz Orczyc-Musiałek This build focus on the build, detail, paint and weathering Dragon’s 1:35, using several aftermarket sets. The result is a very realistic and balanced model, using several weathering technics and materials. 5. Steyr RSO/01 by Fabio Mosca Using the old Italeri 1:35 as basis for this diorama, the author, present us with a deep and detailed article, covering several upgrades on the model, using scratch build or aftermarket parts as resource. The build is a classic example of multimedia, as several type and sources are used. The painting process is well explained in the step by step, as well as the ground build and paint sequence. 6. Sd.Kfz. 247 Ausf. B by Łukasz Orczyc-Musiałek This article presents us a 1:35 resin model from Sovereign 2000 upgraded with scrathbuild items and aftermarket bits and retrieve from other models. The result is a very original diorama of a very unusual vehicle. 7. Pz.Beob.Wg. III by Jaffe Lam This article describes a complete step by step of the model and base, includes in depth pictures and description for the painting, weathering, again using several techniques and products, and on this chapter, the use of pigments and associated material to proper address the road wheels and tracks. 8. Sd.Kfz. 251/9 Ausf. D by Łukasz Orczyc-Musiałek This article presents a vignette using as a base the Tamiya Model, being the centre piece, the focus is the model assembly, painting and weathering. 9. VW Type 166 Schwimmwagen by Marcin Skrzypek This is for me, one of my favourite builds. Again, using the classic Tamiya’s model, the author descrives in a graphic step by step the assembly and painting of the vehicle. The figures also are included, with complete instructions of the paints used in the process. The house is a scratchbuild one, and despite no detailed photos are provided, some notes are presented as some close-up pictures of some details of it. 10.StuG. III Ausf. G by Łukasz Orczyc-Musiałek The 10th article presents us a very original Stug III Ausf. G, using 1:35 Dragon’s model. The author presents us with a in depth, step by step, of the painting and weathering process of this model, concluding with the base and terrain construction, detailing, painting and finishing. 11.Sd.Kfz. 250/1 Neu by Fabrizio Mercuri This build is quite simple and compact but presents a lot of detail and care on it. the first part of it focuses on the vehicle assembly, starting on the interior, resorting to scratch build items and aftermarket sets. The exterior is also presented with detailed photos and captions of the process. The small base construction is also presented with a compact but very complete step by step. 12.Bocage Road (Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. C) by Roberto Del Cima The last article presented is a small vignette where the primary elements are two figures, complemented by the front part of a sd.kfz 251. As so, the focus of the build are the figures, and a very comprehensive step by step of pictures and captions, are provided, describing with detail all steps of it. also provided are the colour sets used for painting. The complex camouflage presented on the uniforms catch my attention, as these are very colourful and complex to paint. Nevertheless, the description is clear, and the author “disassemble”, making it quite simple to understand. I do think that in the end, the modeller’s hand and sight make all the difference! The secondary element, the Sd.kfz 251 is also described as a step-by-step photo guide, with captions, not as depth as the figures, but also clear. The last element to be presented is the base, with also deserving a step-by-step process. Conclusion This is a long review, but the book deserves it and I really hope that the pictures will help to understand why. Nowadays we are blessed with a boost of information from several sources but sometimes, we are at our workbench and there is nothing better that read a book, consult it, inspiring us to build, create and evolve. This book is a must, as it covers several aspects of the theme, aggregates several technics and present it in a very attractive reading and visual guide. Highly recommend! My thanks to Fernando Vallejo and Ak-interactive for the review sample.
  13. Plusmodel Aero Line Series 1:72 C-47 racks for drop container #AL7046 Introduction This small review presents us with a very original enhancement to any 1:72 scale C-47. A set with six parapacks attachable to the C-47 under fuselage. When I received this set for review, I was not aware of this accessory existed for C-47, and after a bit of investigation, this is what I found: Each airplane could mount up to six of this container in each flight, which contained useful supplies for military or partisan ground forces, under their wings. The packs were wired to a control panel located by the aircraft's cargo door. The jumpmaster used this control panel to select which parapack to drop. He could drop them in any sequence or drop them all at once with a salvo switch. Releasing a Para pack from the bottom of the plane also deployed the pack's parachute. A picture of this can be consulted in this link . What’s on the box bag In the clear bag, the content is visible for inspection, 12 light grey resin, 6 containers and 6 parapacks. On the back of the presentation paper, there is a diagram explaining the location of each parapack at the belly of the C-47. Each set is composed by a container and a parapack. The container presents a nice and exquisite detail, starting from the internal framing and in the exterior, with the presence of rivets and the attach points for the parapack. As the parapack concerns, the detail is adequate, with natural folds for the exterior of the pack and detail for the straps is correct for the scale. The assembled set Conclusion This set will update and replicate a unique feature for any 1:72 scale C-47. If you want to display your Dakota in a rather original feature, than this set is a must. Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link Ricardo Veríssimo
  14. Plusmodel 1:72 Propeller for C-118 / DC-6 #AL7032 Introduction This recent release from Plusmodel was designed to replace / improve the propellers for 1:72 scale C-118 / DC-6B. The only model available is Heller’s. Being the only game in town for this elegant airplane, this set is a must improvement comparing the model’s original offering. What’s on the box Inside the clear blister there is 20 resin objects composing: 3 sets with four propellers 4 propeller hubs 4 Spinners This set, allows to represent the Hamilton Standard 43E60 usually equipped in DC-6A and B early versions. Nevertheless, please remember that this airplane still flies nowadays and check your reference about the propeller used. No propeller stencils are provided. Propeller hubs The propeller hubs are nicely detailed. Even though no jig is provided to properly align the propellers to the centre hub, plusmodel came up with a clever system: The back end of the propeller has a rectangular end, that allow it to proper fit into the propeller Hub. All that it needs is to glue it with a small amount of super glue, and the fit is perfect. Propeller The propellers are nice detailed and the removal from the casting mould is trouble free, just take your time, a fine saw and a mask (to protect from resin powder) should do the job. As mentioned early, the propeller base has a rectangle shape for proper fit on the propeller hub. Spinner The spinners have a small mould base, that can easily remove with a fine saw. The fit is perfect and guarantee a proper shape and pristine finish. Conclusion This set is a strait forward replacement and improve over the model’s parts. Highly recommended Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS Ricardo Veríssimo
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