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Aircraft Modeling / "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« on: December 10, 2016, 07:15:50 PM »
Here is another very nice "cute" aircraft from Tiger Model: the Spitfire!

Parts are very nice; the only problem of those kits is the presence of big "plots" on the inner side of the canopy...
I will add the Retowings detail set (I'm the creator of that set, seatbelt excepted that was made by Dominique Jadoul)

Miscellaneous Subjects / Anakin Starfighter
« on: December 04, 2016, 05:02:45 PM »
This is a little kit with 21 parts only.

Th econcept of the kit is quite intriguing for me due to the fact that it's almoste impossible to paint the kit when fully assembled...

So weird that I've decided to begin it...

Miscellaneous Subjects / Steampunk babe
« on: December 04, 2016, 04:58:12 PM »
This bust was bought at Telford (from Elan13) and will be used to test the flesh oil paint set from Abteilung 502.
First step: sanding, than primer and little corrections.
Ready for a new primer now...

Miscellaneous Subjects / Octavia
« on: November 05, 2016, 11:45:47 AM »
Well, having finished the figure for my CorsEarth and as I want to give another try to the Abteilung 502 Oil Flesh set, I will begin a new one: a Roman woman at bath.
I've decided to name her Octavia. Why? She was the sister of the first Roman Emperor Augustus and more than that, I've seen the Rome serie on TV and found so cute the actress interpretating Octavia...  :-love

First stage is preparation. Figure was sanded and the original base (very poor) was replaced by a home made one: Evergreen and Miliput.
Figure is placed on a work base (the cap of an aftershave bottle...)

Aircraft Modeling / Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (Eduard 1/48)
« on: October 15, 2016, 04:32:51 PM »
So, I've bought that kit at very attractive price last week during the IPMS Belgium national expo...

I'm too tempted to begin it, so let's have some fun (I hope...)

The kit is from Mauve, with usual Eduard add-ons like resin parts and photoetch elements.

First work is to assemble some elements...

Aircraft Modeling / BATPLANE 1941 (Retrowings 1/72)
« on: September 17, 2016, 10:19:06 AM »
So my friend Dominique Jadoul just realised a new kit: Batman's aircraft!

Yes indeed, in 1941 Batman owned an aircraft, inspired from the P40.

The kit is not available yet on RetrokiT site but that will be imminent. I have to build the kit in priority for Dominique so he can use photos for the boxart...

I must say I'm impressed by the quality of the kit. And, for a resin kit, you can find a clear plastic canopy, not a vacuformed one!

First work: after having washed the parts into a bath of water with soap, I have removed the resin carrots.
The resin is agreable to work with and fitting seems good.

delicate moments were to remove the resin excess into the cockpit and under the floor, but with patience and being careful, you will have no problem at all...

Aircraft Modeling / My grandson Curtiss P40
« on: September 02, 2016, 07:16:55 PM »
Nice day today: my 4 years old grandson Victor was building the "cute" Tiger Model Curtiss P40.

No need of glue, no need of paint. I helped him to remove the parts from the sprue; he assembled the kit and I placed the markings.

Very nice result; Victor was really attentive and meticulous.

Those "cute" airplanes are a real must, for kids but also for experienced modellers!

Miscellaneous Subjects / Road "cute" Corsair
« on: August 23, 2016, 08:43:25 PM »
This build is a special one!!!

In fact, I have begun the "cute" Corsair from Tiger Model; same "cartoon" aircraft than my 109 G-6... The canopy was treated same way than the 109 one, with good result but I wished more than that and finally I've... broken the part! ("better" is enemy of "good", as we say in French)...

OK; I've ordered for a new Cute Corsair but what to do with this one... To make a vacuformed canopy? I'm not able to do that...

So, why not to become more crazy than usual (I'm really surprised but it's possible as it seems...  :-joke ) and to transform a flying Corsair into a road runner Corsair!!!

See the first stages of the work. For the wheels it's not the definitive configuration maybe.

But it's fun!!!

Just one thing to know: I will probably stop the build for a moment at the end of this month because RetrokiT will send me a... Batplane (yessss!) to be build quickly.

Anyway, some photos of the Road Corsair

Aircraft Modeling / "Q" Messerschmitt BF 109 G-6
« on: June 16, 2016, 08:14:42 PM »
Let's go with a new, fun project: to transform a "cute" (=deform) Messerschmitt Bf 109E from Tiger Models into a Bf 109 G-6!

Here are the elements of the kit; I will add the cockpit detail set from Retrowings

Miscellaneous Subjects / War Birds
« on: May 23, 2016, 05:46:29 PM »
I've bought those 4 very tiny figures at the Jemeppe sur Meuse expo, 9 days ago.

One of them will be transformed very soon, I've an idea for that. The three others served to help me to master some techniques: how to use Nuln Oil from Citadel Colors with the best effects and how to apply and use AK True Metal.

The first figure painted is the one of the middle. The second is the one of the left and, finally, the third one is on the right.

Now I know how to use Nuln Oil with good results (third figure) and I'm very happy with the use of True Metal paints...

I have to paint for my friend Domi his set of 5 Star Wars Rebel pilots; so I've decided to paint mine in the same time.

I've fisrt airbrushed a white base...

Combat Warplanes / A new book
« on: May 05, 2016, 10:36:21 AM »
My friend Philippe Jourdan (ex-Heller, Hi-Tech and Must Have) is publishing a new book about WWI:

L'Aéronautique militaire 1914-1918: traditions et héraldique.

The book is written in French and in English.

Samples pages can be seen here:

Miscellaneous Subjects / Wife shoes
« on: May 03, 2016, 11:55:49 AM »
Well, I really don't know if I post in the good section, so Srecko if not good please modify...

Wife bought new shoes but there were damaged when playing at theatre... She asked me if possible to repair. Discussing with her she said that a unique color would be great. I showed her my different brown paints and she opted for Gunze H310.

First step was to sand the shoes, to give a better grip to paint. Then white primer (5-6 fine layers) and finalle the H310.

I'm waiting for the paint to be dry and I will airbrush gloss varnish

Miscellaneous Subjects / Steampunk: Kampfläufer Suffolk I
« on: April 30, 2016, 05:26:07 PM »
My first step in the Steampunk universe...

This kit comes from Germania-Figuren. there are 19 parts, including the driver.

The instructions sheet is quite simple...  :))

Miscellaneous Subjects / Hell's Driver (RetroSF)
« on: April 17, 2016, 03:56:51 PM »
A little bit of fun for a fast painting figure... This little one is very nice and it was really funny to paint it.

I've used acrylics:
Vallejo beige mixed with a big quantity of Vallejo white for the face
Vallejo Chocolate for the helmet
Citadel Colors Black + Pébéo gloss varnish for the googles
A drop of red + gloss varnish giving some life ine the orbits
Wash with Citadel color Nuln Oil (helmet) and Agrax Earthshade (face)
Black Smoke pigment from MiG for the orbits and nose cavity...

Two hours of painting stage on a figure previoulsy primered in white.

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