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About Frank083

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  • Birthday 19/10/1983

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    Canada, Montreal
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    All aviation in general, specially WW2 era.
  1. Hi guys, Here is my current project, the old but good Airfix 1/48 Seafire FR46/47. Just to mention that it`s my first build since 10 years so be gentle! I count on you for good advises & support during that project. I had this kit in my inventory for years & since my last spitfire was built when I was 13, it was a good timing to get back into it! Since the overall base kit is pretty good, I decided to raise up "a bit" the detail level with some after-market goodies to adress also some little flaws. It would be a FR.46 No. LA546/900 LM, from 804 Squadron based at Lossiemouth Station Flight in 1946. The decals are coming from the "Grand Phoenix" kit that I have & will be built as a FR.47 in "all-open" configuration. So, enough speaking, here is the beast... -Some dry-fits of main components. I was quite surprised by the overall good & precise assembly... The "Quick Boost" resin top cowling is very nice & fits pretty good! -I decided to show the right wing armament bay so I started with some surgery. I will used a mix of CMK & Aires resin components for that area. Ailerons will be replaced as well. -I continued by riveting the whole kit surfaces with "Rosie The Riveter" wheel. It works very well. I used a 0.75mm pitch here. Still have to finish up the opposite fuselage half & wing bottom. Next step should be the Aires cockpit! I already performed some dry-fit & I can tell you that`s gonna be challenging... Cheers! Frank
  2. Hello from Canada

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys! Most appreciated. I'm native from Quebec City but I'm currently living in Montreal! Nice to see another Canadian fellow here! Cheers! Frank
  3. Very nicely done! Dark colors are big challenge to make them realistic!
  4. Thanks to all of you for your very good comments about my work. I will post my recent WIP project pretty soon! Cheers! Frank
  5. Nice work! Clean paint & finish!
  6. Hello from Canada! Let`s introduce some of my work with one of my last project before my temporary retirement! Here is the old Hasegawa 1/48 kit built 12 years ago! Aires engine & cockpit, True Details wheels, Eduard PE set & Eagle Cals decals. The all riveting work is made by hand with a needle & millimetric paper strips! Few scratch extras like plumbing & electrical lines in engine bay! « Mickey Mouse » from II/JG5 based at Alakurtti in Finland during spring 1944 & flown by Major Horst Carganico. Hope that you like it! Frank
  7. Impressive model! Very nice paint & weathering job! I love the open access panel, it gives some nice dynamic to the overall subject! Congrats Frank
  8. Hello from Canada

    Good day everyone, I initially just passed by this amazing site for viewing & finally couldn`t resist to register! Let`s introduce myself, my name is François (Frank) & I`m doing modelling since I`m 13! I just returned from a 10 years break! Let`s see if I can still handle the joystick... I will post soon some of my work & current projects! Regards Frank