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    Porto, Portugal
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    Ohhh.... and WWI, WWII, Aircraft and armor.

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  1. Silver Wings Upcoming Releases

    It´s looks more an Avia B-135....
  2. 1/32 Junkers D.1

    Great review Jim! Another WnW for my stash!!
  3. Tommy and Lazy Donkey 1:35 Royal Model (Catalogue n.º 790) Price Tag: 39.90€ ( 24 resin parts and a small PE sheet) Tommy and lazy donkey represents a caricature and humorous situation, perfectly plausible. In this set, we have 3 elements represented in the box art. Tommy, the donkey, and the wagon. The soldier stands in a comical posture with his hands on his hip and a smile on his face. The face has fun expression well achieved. All the posture is of fun and dialogue with the Donkey. And the donkey's attitude is really laziness and some irony that seems to appear from the donkey's expression. The detail of Tommy's clothing and his hat is immaculate. The donkey, beyond its expression of scorn, has delicious details in its saddle. At the anatomical level, both figures are very good and well achieved, attentive to the intended objective. The whole posture of the scene is really spectacular, being the center of any diorama in which it is part. The wagon is of complex construction with several pieces in resin and the decoration inferior in photo-etched. This small photo-etched sheet provides this lower decoration which is an interesting and demonstrative detail of the attention given by Royal Models. The entire lower structure is in resin with well-defined parts. Wheels are entire parts that need some delicate cleaning. The parts of the wagon that is wood are a very subtle details wood and the can be accented with a steel brush and will be a personal option for the modeler. I think the rays and texture of the wood are indeed very slight, not knowing if, under a layer of paint it will remain. The instructions are only for the wagon and in fact, there is no need for instructions as for the figures. Instructions are CAD drawings and although they do not have part numbers, they are easy to perceive and understand. All the resin parts have no distortions or bubbles and the resin chocks are easy to remove. CONCLUSION: Another set of great quality by Royal Models and a set that will be the center of a small diorama, giving it a touch of comedy and interest. The pieces are of high-quality casting and without any distortion or bubbles. The small PE gives an extra touch of quality and detail that is not at all to be overlooked. I'm already imagining a small road in a North African spot with a Topolino behind Tommy. VERY Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Royal Models for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  4. Pin Up Pilot 1:35 Royal Model (Catalogue n.º 788) Price Tag: 29.90€ (12 resin parts) This is a new concept, at least for me, with a pin-up and a cut front cowl of an aircraft, in this example to P-47. This is a new line from Royal Model. What you see what you get ... in this case it's totally true. The boxart shows off everything that is in the box, including the little base little base. So in total, 12 resin parts and a small decal sheet for the front cowl markings for P-47 "Jacky's Revenge" The decal sheet has a good color registration and pigmentation. Its royal models own production and they look quite fine. I do not know if the work well but there is nothing to tell me otherwise that a good behavior. The P-47 engine Cowl is a single piece with all panels line, small hatch and lots of rivets well made and in several sizes. The pin-up .. Just love pinup. The torso and the head are in a single piece. The face expression is very good with a sexy and bit sexy look. To accent the sexy look, a good and big neckline. Unlike other figures, there is the option of without bra with exposed breaths. The legs and the mini skirt complete the sexy posture. The arms, hat and hands are in separate pastes. All the sculpture is quite well achieved. The anatomy of the legs is perfect with a good turning of the thighs and legs with the knee well defined but without any exaggeration. The chapeau details are very well defined in relief making it easy to paint the same. The overall clothing, coat and mini skirt has the expressive graduation of the assumed posture being essential to get the sexy look that is intended and that Royal Models have managed to achieve. The resin has no distortions or bubbles and the resin chocks are easy to remove. CONCLUSIONS: This Royal Model new line is most welcome to the modeling community. The sexy posture figure is veru well achieved. I think the concept is well achieved and well-defined the pin-up concept: sexy posture, without showing too much body and with an airplane in the background. VERY Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Royal Models for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  5. ROYAL MODELS 1:35 Diorama Accessories Assorted shoes (Catalogue n.º 787) Price Tag: 9.90€ (16 resin parts) Well, shoes!! Probably one modeling related thing that you can buy without any trouble with your wife… you just need to tell her: Darling I just bought some shoes… J Royal Models give us 8 pairs of shoes of several kinds: eight pairs of shoes in a different kind: women hell shoes (with different types of hells: stiletto, Cunha) man boots, and one pair of child shoes. The detail is quite good as usual, so the women’s shoes are some details like a small tie on its top makes these shoes so cute. The resin has no distortions or bubbles and the resin chocks are easy to remove and in this case perfect to hold on the shoes while you paint. Pushchair & trycicle (Catalogue n.º 731) 16,90€ (4 resin parts and PE) The pushchair chassis is made from photo-etched while the baby crib and the cover are in resin. The hand bar is a fragile but well-achieved resin part. Extra care is taken to remove from the resin chock. If it brokes, the only way to replace will be wire. The resin parts are of high quality, the casting is perfect and the details are very good The baby crib has some engraved detail on the side, giving some live and color on it but you will have some patience and brush techniques to enhance it. The mattress and duvets have a well-achieved look of being scrambled giving realism to the interior of the baby crib. The fragile wheels are also PE and for the sprocket wheels that was the only solution. Passing along to the tricycle, it’s fully made of photo-etched. All the structure made in a single PE and the wheels are also in PE. The constructions look quite straightforward but I will not recommend to the novice PE modelers as you will have to work with little and fragile photo-etched parts The final look will appear a bit flat, by the photo-etched flat nature. It will be quite little so that would bore me but the purist can use the PÉ parts as reference to make one the scratch wire. A bit of googling, I pretty sure that this tricycle is circa WWII. It’s a perfect addition to any city diorama or rural diorama with a house CONCLUSION: Both are most welcome to any WWII diorama by giving a touch of interest to it. The detail of Royal Models sets are no new and are a high standard as for the originality of it. Both sets can be used in millions ways on your scenario or diorama. Both sets have several fragile parts (in resin and PE) so I can only recommend to all modeler but the novice one. VERY Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Royal Models for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  6. Bu - 131 (ICM 1/32)

    Looks gorgeous!! And it was a fast build!! Fran
  7. 1/35 Tamiya M10 Tank Destroyer

    Fantastic work mate!! Starting on the right foot!! Fran
  8. Spitfire in my Workshop

    Oh my god!! It's fantastic!! Lovely work!!
  9. Dornier Do 335A-12 Trainer

    A must have!! Continue!! Fran
  10. Welcome to Rye Field Models

    Thats really good news!! RFM have great models kits... Can wait to see more of them around here.
  11. Wow!! Its a massive parts numbers for the inside... A must for me now!! The ultimate Panther!
  12. New WNW kits for 2018 and beyond

    Well Im with Rob here... I just love the option of the separated wings! And its a great model to start with WWI. So I think it was a good choice from WnW, Cheers Fran
  13. Passing of Des Delatorre

    Very very sad news... A fantastic modeller. RIP.
  14. BUILDING THE WINGNUT WINGS SOPWITH CAMEL (& LVG C.IV). by Ray Rimell (Albatros Publications) The "Building the Wingnut Wings"" series are already a mark and a most to all WnW models. There were several titles already and all of then were and are a reference in the way you can build a WnW like a master. This title is in the same editorial and design line as all others so you get lots of details and explicit text of how to do it all step of the build, accompanied with construction pics (which I would like that would be bigger) and some very nice detail shots of the real aircraft taken from various museum type. So, along 60 pages, Ray brings us nine sections: Adding up to roughly 60 pages, this would seem to be a sort of "one stop shop" for all Camel fans. Naturally enough, as the title implies, there is also a great selection of two of the various Camels during various stages of construction, with hints and tips interspersed throughout. An introduction and nine sections make up this volume, and they are: Inside the Boxes Building the Sopwith Camel 'Clerget' The Rotary Club Tweaking the Duelists' LVG C.VI What's in a Name? Building the Sopwith 2F.1 'Ship's Camel' Tondern Raiders Aftermarket Accessories Appendices and Dedication In inside the boxes, the author looks briefly to every WnW Camel and point out the differences between version and boxes. Half of the book, about 30 pages is dedicated to the 'Clerget” Camel. Along the constructions the very helpful close-up pics (excellent photos) divived by contructions area. So when the author is tackling the cockpit, along with the text, constructions images, you got also real aircraft close-up pictures of the cockpit. And the same is made with all other segmnets, like the engine, wings, rigging etc. Also some beautiful Ronny Bar profiles illustrate this volume. A same incursion to the LVG because of the Duellist, with 6 pages with some constructions pics but overall excellent pictures of the real LCG. I wish I have these pics when I made my LVG. The other Camel that is tackle is the Ship Camel, along 13 pages in the same style, with some brilliant explanatory text, ending up with a bit of History, with Tondern Raiders. Several WWI aviation sites, publications and materials are announced on the pages and aftermarket accessories with highlights in Pheon decals and ODG Studios 1:32 Lighter. CONCLUSION: The title is not a surprise for any WWI aviation modeler, and the quality still up high as we already are use to from Ray Rimmel and Albatros Publication. The text, with the cloe up pictures along with the model constructions pics is all you need to take your Camel to another level. On top of that, the Ronny Bar profiles are always welcome. So, once again, another must have to all WWI modeler aviation, specially for any Wingnutter. Review copy compliments of Ray Rimell at Albatros Productions.