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Luis Alfonso

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About Luis Alfonso

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  1. Hi Uncle Mario!!!! Trying to go ahead even against the cold and all trouble, wish and believe firmly in your prophetical words!!! Cheers!!! Luis Alfonso
  2. Hi John!!! I was interested in getting one of this kits and was looking many chances to get one since the 80's and then watched the Ebay and found as you said a list of people wanted to get rid of this kit but a higher prices, and I was visiting the IPMS Guatemala Convention to cheer old friends, admire their works and look for something interesting, when the guy inthe entrance, also a friend of mine had a something bad shape Delta 2 box of this kit and as I asked if he had something to sell offered me this one in sale at Q40.00= +-US$5.00 and was told this kit has no decals, I think no problem for me. Soon watched what could I found to have an idea what I have bought and got your thread. I liked the job you have done in both kits but watching the Youtube movie, think like more the Delta than the Valom, seem more real than the other, and after end something in the bench will replace the kits at work with this one. If she gets at least 40% as nice as yours will be very very happy. ALSO: I have found whet important is to have the alive thread pics, as they are highly useful to all around!!! Thank you very much for that too!! Thank you very much for sharing. Cheers, Luis Alfonso
  3. Lynx MK.90 Dannish (Hobbyboss 1/72)

    Hi Bruno!!! Nice model My friend, keep on building!!! Thank you very much for sharing!!! Luis Alfonso
  4. UH-1H Chilean Air force (Revell 1/72)

    Hi Bruno!!! Welcome and Congratulations for your nice Huey Build!!! Maybe its not the very best in this scale but, as you have seen, it works. The only thing that this kind of models need is real love for the build and get the better you can from it. Keep on my friend and you will go higher. Thank you very much for sharing and cheers from Guatemala!! --------- Hola Bruno!!! Bienvenido y Felicitaciones por tu buen modelo!! Puede no ser el mejorcito en esa escala, pero como vos has visto, funciona.La ùnica cosa que este tipo de modelos necesita es un real aprecio por contruìrlo y extraer lo mejor que puedas de èl. Continùa armando Amigo y llegaràs muy alto. Gracias por compartir y saludos desde Guatemala!! Luis Alfonso
  5. Hi Uncle Mario!!! Congratulations for this materpiece!!! Looking for missing things I have pending from last year, remembered you were working in this "Million Dollar Kit" and have forgotten to check how the Ancient Dinosaur have been ended.... It's not a surprise you have achieved a nice buit model with that so marvelous tricks and plenty of good "Old School Modeling Techniques" used together to get a Show Stopper in any contest table or exhibition. I liked how you started to plan this build and really your story reinforces the ideas i always have had about what is getting inspiration to build something wonderful and the tenacity to look for practical ideas to be translated in miniature processes to get a high quality work. I liked the way you made all that you scratch and how inventive your mind is, you worked this bird like an miniature engineer, think have got into a miniature one to look how to improve the raw material provided by the box to get an outstanding model, how you transformed the old and ancient kit in one that rivals with anything modern technology can present. The most I liked is the rotors and armament system, but all the job done in this one is first class. The painting and weathering techniques and final results impacted my eyes. Thank you very much for sharing and wish you a GREAT new year 2018 with plenty of good surprises in your bench to make us smile and rejoice. Cheers, Luis Alfonso
  6. 1/72 Fly Models Ilyushin Il-10

    HI My Dear Friend Roman!!! I have wanted to check this build before BUT have had a lot of issues to deal with.Congratulations for this great and highly commendable work!!! Anyway, have watched the great you you have done in my phone, and wanted to have a chance in my PC to check better and bigger images to enjoy what you have done. First, I have watched the job carefully and have to say you have done a great job with it, have liked a lot the nice painting and weathering job you did here, and all the build itself. Another great job for the shelves!!! I agree with Steve and was thinking if you know about a comparison with the old KP kit??? I have not know any of them and would be a nice chance to know more info dealing with this models. If this one is better than the other, soon in the Ebay and with other sellers would be a great availability of the KP kits... Thank you very much for sharing!!! Cheers, Luis Alfonso
  7. Have discovered this kit last night... look after one and maybe get mine before 2018... I always have liked this aircraft nhd have found once a walkaround from one Russian guy who contains a huge lot of pics... was dealing with the idea of make one from scratch BUT looking at the sprues of this kit, elected to make something to buy it. Thank you very much for sharing!!! Cheers!!!
  8. HI My Friend Roman!!! Mmmmmm......WELL, here the only word I can say is I M P R E S S I V E!!!!... The first of the row is the one I that make me to break something like a self made promise of not buy more kits before March 2018... but anyway, is well broken to get one Il 4 to replicate yours... Have watched my stash and found some of the wonderful kits you have depicted here, not in the same brands, cheaper, simpler and maybe very rough... but with at least a 30-40% as wonderful of yours here, I will be more than happy!!! Thank you very much for being a great cheerer, a prolific builder with true love for the hobby, for haring and for your kindness and friendship!!! Cheers, Luis Alfonso
  9. Hi My Friend Roman!!! I have watched how this RS brand kit turned around and after watching carefully the detailed pics you have shared here can only say that if with a problematic kit like this one you have got this result, its not strange your marvelous works with kits that has no complications at all, but with this one, the only thing I can do is give you a "Hats Off and Standing Ovation"!!! Thank you very much for sharing!! Cheers, Luis Alfonso
  10. Hi My Friend Roman!!! Congratulations for this nice masterpiece you have added to your showcase, for sure will be an attraction next contest you go!!! I liked a huge lot the way you have finished this bird, this paint chipping finish likes me a huge lot since you have done it before with the Marauder, and following this nice tutorial you have shared here is a tempting to try this...and watching the nice results really makes one wondering about that more than one time. Maybe the kit would be a nice shake and bake, but the nice finish you achieved here with this nice weather and nice preshading, for sure makes this bird an Out of this world one!!! Thank you very much for sharing!!! Cheers, Luis Alfonso
  11. 1/72 ICM Tupolew Tu-2 "Moskwa"

    Hi My Friend Roman!!!! I have watched this nice build and have enjoyed a lot the nice pics shared here that makes really justice to the build. I have bought this kit in Encore brand boxing many many moons ago in a Squadron Mail Order sale, and really never figured what kind of masterwork can be made from her, obviously very well worked and enjoyed like you have done here. The kit maybe is not closer to the today's standard, but without a doubt very well worked as you have done, one with dedication and love for the build can achieve a nice result but you have got above average in this one. The build looks resplendent in this colour scheme you have chosen for her, highly brilliant and nicely applied, also liked a huge lot the attention to details and weathering very well done. Without a doubt another masterpìece added to your showcase. I have seen that you have, even though you build everything from WW II birds, that you have a special care and joy for the Russian aircraft, so in that case my own question would be,what russian marvel will be the next from Roman's Skunk Works??? Thank you very much for sharing!!! Cheers, Luis Alfonso
  12. Dick Ward

    I learned about him here in Guatemala, in the other side of the pond, thanks to the Old Allan Hall's Scale Aircraft Modeling Magazine in the 80's when I got deeply interested in the hobby again after five years out of contact with any people who used to build models, when this magazine appeared with regular frequency in the Magazine Bookstore where I used to buy others. There, thanks to the comments of Allan Hall, Terrence Marriot, Mike McEvoy, Brian L. Thorme, Ray Rimmel and other well known people who regularly contributed to the monthly magazine contents, the name of him was usually there given him credit of the Modeldecal Range or other modeling activities that were commented there. This man is one of the greatest personalities of our highly cherished hobby, and really is sad those Giants are fading away but is the way as life is. The wonderful thing is that they have done a lot of great contributions to us and our hobby, and are destined to never die. Peace and comfort to all, his friends,colleagues and family. May he rest in the Lord's peace. Luis Alfonso
  13. 1/72 Amodel Yak-9U

    Hi My Friend Roman!!! Congratulations for another masterpiece you have got again!!! Have watched the kit in a review and without a doubt think you have got with this build more than the kit itself can give with the parts that come in the box, as the kit seem rough and even look like a demanding task to build her properly. but with your dexterity and the love labour you have done this one looks resplendent, "against all winds and tides"... I was remembering that I met you because of a Yak aircraft you have presented here a long time ago, remember is a Recon Yak 9 Variant and wanted to replicate it or get one kit like your and found this one was out of production, but ended happy with an idea in my mind to convert one Encore to this version one day. Also, I have a local friend who sez that "There are not Bad models but brave and good modelers to make masterpieces (like yours), using all their dexterities and a huge lot of love for what they are doing", and to probe it this is a perfect example. Thank you very much for sharing!!! Cheers, Luis Alfonso
  14. It Came from the Shelf of Doom! Monogram F-100C

    Hi David!!! Congratulations for this wonderful rescue from the Shelf of the Doom!!! This great old birds gave a great amount of punch to the already F100 squadrons committed and for us is a great luck to have the chance to watch and admire a great masterpiece. BTW I am looking how to do a F100C build using the venerable Revell nearly 1/72 bird, (Both in the Shelf of the Doom,maybe one from Turkey and the other would be one like yours)... and watching yours encourage my desire to finish what I have pending too!!! Thank you very much for sharing!! Cheers, Luis Alfonso
  15. 1/72 Airfix Me-262 A1a

    Hi My Friend Roman!!!! Congratulations for this wonderful build, just seem we have another winner here!!! Will be looking at SAMI to enjoy the full story and after that can share some comments about the article. While, this bird looks more wonderful ended as the others, seem you were very inspired with this nice kit, and the joy and work you have added to the already masterpiece. makes this wonderful bird a true winner with very best results as the whole end product. Thank you very much for sharing!!! Cheers, Luis Alfonso
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