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About Pardelhas

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  • Birthday 05/24/1979

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    Porto, Portugal
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    Ohhh.... and WWI, WWII, Arcraft and armour.
    And some Modern AFV

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  1. Wow!! Its a massive parts numbers for the inside... A must for me now!! The ultimate Panther!
  2. 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
  3. Passing of Des Delatorre

    Very very sad news... A fantastic modeller. RIP.
  4. 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.
  5. Stringbag (A Modeller`s guide to the art of WWI Aircraft) by Jeroen Veen and Flip Hendrickx Publisher: Inside The Armour Publications 113 pages Landscape format (A4 size with softcover) 6 full features build 7 techniques chapters Price tag: £25 Last year my good friend Jeroen Veen told me that is was working on modeler guide book. If any modelling book from Jeroen is a must have, a modelling book only about WnW models kits, that`s even better. Later I was told that Flip Hendrickx was the co-author so it was getting better and better. So was with great expectation that I was waiting for this book. The design was from responsibility of Chris Meddings. The layout and graphics structure is very well achieved, quite clean and easy to follow and understand the concepts of the articles. Diving to the book, the touch of the paper is quite soft. The paper is satin with very good printing quality of color and definition. The book cover is soft one with a fantastic AEG G.IV late type from Jeroen Veen. I was eager to read this book because the work from Jeroen and Flip is simply amazing. The book offers a six full builds, all from WnW: AEG G. IV Late Type, Hannover Cl.II Dh.9a “Ninak”, Roland D.VIa, Hansa Brandenburg W.29 and Albatros B. II Early Type. All the articles are beautiful made, as expected with great photos although not a true step-by-step article, it’s a quite well written and quite comprehensive text and pics so it´s easy to follow. All the builds are fantastic as expected from these two modelers and the close ups pictures are very good and very comprehensive to follow. In all the features builds there`s several tips that are very useful and shows how to achieved determined effects. Showing that in fact is a guide to modelling, there`s also feature cheaper “technique” that is quite useful to all modelers, so you can check your technique or experiment a new one. There’s seven techniques chapters: Leather Effects - Jeroen Veen Simple Vignettes - Jeroen Veen ood Effects - Flip Hendrickx Rigging - Flip Hendrickx Castor Oil Stains - Flip Hendrickx Carving Wooden Propellers - Flip Hendrickx Painting Canvas - Flip Hendrickx So as you see, the most important areas in WWI are cover, like wood and rigging. A particularly care was taken on these features, showing several techniques to get the goal: you got several ways to achieved wood or to make the rigging and all ups and downs in the authors opinions, so you just need to choose one and try to see. The book closes with a gallery featuring WWI aircraft builds from each author. Conclusion: The satin look and quality printing just need a very good content… the content is not good, it´s awesome. For Wingnut Wings fans it’s a totally must with some great tips… for me its not only a book for fans but to all modelers to see and admire the Jeroen and Flip works. It’s a mojo elevator. After reading it I just want to go to my bench and modelling. VERY VERY VERY Highly Recommend!!! Thanks to Chris Meddings and Inside the Armour Publication for the review sample.
  6. 1/32 I-16 Type 24

    Thanks James. A brand new toll of the 1:32 RATA is most welcome!!
  7. 1/35 Transportwagen-Maus

    Massive!!! Fantastic review as usual!!
  8. wow!! I missed this review!! Its a fantastic package...3 WnW in a single box!
  9. Air Modeller`s Guide to WINGNUT WINGS Vol. II Several authors Publisher: AFV Modeller 113 pages Landscape format (A4 size with softcover) 8 full features build Price tag: 25 £ AFV Modeller Publications is quite well know in AFV modeler but a few ago , by the hand of the very talent modeler David Parker, they release the first exclusive book about WnW model kit and their construction, the Air Modeller Guide To WingNut Wings. Back then I have had the pleasure to review for WnW fans facebook, and was in fact my very first review, and thank god that first of many. So now, when I got the gold message from David to review the second volume I really was excited to do so. Diving to the book, the paper`s touch is quite smooth. The paper is satin with very good printing quality of color and definition. The book cover is soft one with a fantastic Felixstowe Fe2 Late Type in flight. The first time I saw this cover I asked myself from where those figures came from… maybe scratchbuid… Anyway, when I saw the book on the steps of my doorway I just pick it up and start reading it. The first thing I notice different from the first volume is the fact that this one was no hint and tips chapters. The tips are on the model features, from each modeler. So the first is Zdenko Bugan Fokker Eindecker E.III. Zdenko is a fantastic modeler with great builds and this one is no exception. For me the highlight of this work is the way he does the squiggles… its quite impressive work. All his builds are very clean and beautiful. The second feature is the mighty Felixstowe from Adrian Davies and curious the article starts with the figures and the sculpting work that was made… I was right, is from scratch which is a pity as I was praying for some new figures for all of those that just can`t sculpt. The highlight of the feature beside the figures is the weathering of the wings and fuselage (A very well achieved result). Another useful tips are the jigs used… pity that they didn’t included some plans to build those jigs specially the one to get all the wings and struts aligned. Next in line the the Sopwith Snipe from Michael Gruson. This little jew is very well made and the most impressive are in fact the painting an weathering of those wings. Brilliant. Another good tip is the use of Model FactoryHiro flexible microtube to simulate some sort of turnbuckles if you use PE wire. Next a build that you don’t see very often: a Rumpler C.IV early type from Richard Camion. It’s a great build and one of the main focus is the Daimler-Mercedes D.Iva engine that the author gave extra detail with Taurus detail sets and a fantastic paintwork and weathering. Follow up for one of my favourite build of all times of one of my favourite modeler, my good friend Jeroen Veen. Jeroen Veen is a well-know modeler everywhere and his Fe.2B Late type is very famous among WnW fanatics because is just a piece of art. Everything in the article is worth of reading and re-reading and watching over and over again all those pictures This book is getting better and better now with another fantastic modeler: Zdenek Sebesta with a Fokker D. VII OAW. If I had to enhance something about this fantastic build I would say: the interiors (too good to be true) and those wings are just outstanding. One of my favourite WnW model kit is the Sopwith Triplane and Michael Gruson made a tremendous work. I love the work on the wings and the wood work on the wooden coving around the cockpit with PE woodgrain mask from RB production. I got those mask… I must try it one day. Finally the Pfalz D.IIIa from the great, the only David Parker. A clean and fantastic build as only David can do it. The paintjob is tremendous with no decals for the markings and very subtle variations of the light colour and very smooth weathering that just bring to live a fantastic model. Conclusion: The book has a fantastic color registration and print quality, with some excellent model photography reproduced on satin pages. It´s a great book to all modeler that have some interest in WWI. Of course that for Wingnut Wings fans it’s a totally must with some great tips, fantastic works that will inspire you to do more WnW and getting your skills to another all new level by simply trying all those good tips. It’s a mojo elevator. After reading it I just want to go to my bench and start a new WnW.. I just finish one.. well that AEG is looking at me… J Very Highly Recommend Thanks to David Parker and AFV Modeller Publication for the review sample.
  10. MH 60 s Knighthawk Academy 1/35

    Wow!! A fantastic WORK!!! Now that`s scratchbuilding!!
  11. Plusmodel (aeroline) 1:48 Portable toolbox

    Thanks for the review! Great little stuff!
  12. Great review! Thanks for sharing!
  13. Plusmodel (aeroline) 1:72 Wheels for P2V Neptune

    those detail in 1:72 are simply awesome! Thanks for the review.
  14. 1:32 Tempest Mk.V Nose Replacement

    Great review Rick! Thanks for it!!
  15. 1/32 Jeannin Stahltaube (1914)

    Love it!! Long waited Taube! An awesome review as always Jim! Fran