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Roman Schilhart

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About Roman Schilhart

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  • Birthday 01/05/69

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    Vienna, Austria
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    1/72 aircraft and AVF with special interest in late war ETO equipment and operations - especially what flew and drove around where I live (Vienna, Austria).
    Member of IPMS Austria.

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  1. Matchbox panzer 1/76

    Nice model, does bring back childhood memories of fierce battles on the living room floor.... What does that inscription on the building translate to? It doesn't look "Arabian", but more like "Klingon" ! Greets from Vienna Roman
  2. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is an aircraft modeller's attempt on "Heavy Metal" - Dragon's 1/72 T-34/85 Mod.1944. Built from the box with the addition of metal towing cable from the spares box. Earlier Dragon kits did include this, as well as photo-etch pieces, but their new (orange) boxings contain plastic parts only. It still builds into a very nice model kit, probably the best in 72 scale. I still need to improve my skills on tank painting and weathering, but I hope you like the outcome. Painted with Gunze acrylics (Olive Drab H80), photographed by Wolfgang Rabel. With kind regards from Vienna.
  3. My builds this year

    Some very impressive works here!
  4. PlaStix's Brush Painted 2017

    Very nice color modulation on your vehicles, especially on the T-34/76. Like it a lot!
  5. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is my round-up of 1/72 models built in 2017. Dakoplast Ilyushin Il-4 Revell B-17F "Shamrock Special" Airfix North American Mustang P-51D Eduard Lavochkin La-7 Tamiya Ilyushin Il-2 Valom Yak-7 (late production) Eduard Focke Wulf Fw-190 F8 Trumpeter Wellington Mk.X Italeri Macchi 205 Sword Fiat G.55 Zvezda Petlyakov Pe-8 Eduard Spitfire IXc Academy P-38J Lightning Hasegawa B26 Marauder "Flak Bait" Zvezda Yakolew Yak-3 AZ Model Messerschmitt Bf-109 G2 "Romanian Air Force" AZ Model Messerschmitt Bf-109 G14AS "Italian Air Force (ANR)" 1/72 Sword Spitfire IXe "Soviet Air Force" ICM Tupolew Tu-2 Revell Cromwell Mk.IV 1/72 Amodel Yak-9U Airfix Messerschmitt Me-262 Hasegawa Mosquito Mk.XIII RS Models Airacobra I (Soviet Air Force) Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt ... more to come in the next weeks, stay tuned. best greetings from Vienna!
  6. 1:24th Typhoon "Car Door"

    Oh my goodness, what a delicious model you've built. Everything looks really crisp! Amazing Tiffie, thanks for showing!
  7. Hawker Hurricane Mk I 1/72 Hasegawa

    Interesting variation of a well-known aircraft! Brilliant work as usual.
  8. 1/72 Tamiya P-47 D Thunderbolt "509th FS/405th FG"

    Hello Neil, thank you very much for your interest. I created the "chipped effect" using Vaseline creme. Yes, Vaseline creme! But you can use any other similar medium, like Nivea Creme as well. First, aplly an all-over coat of Silver/Aluminium (I used Tamiya TS-17). Next, apply Vaseline (or similar) with a fine brush on those areas you'd like to keep Silver. This is usually the areas that receive the most wear & tear, like wing leading edges, panels etc. Work steady and careful, and use little amount of creme - when you add 'blobs' of creme, these will be moved around the surface by the airstream of your brush! I also work in segments in order not to touch the surfaces (you'll get nasty fingerprints then!). Here's the first step - basecoat with Tamiya TS-17 Aluminum. Applying the Vaseline creme with a fine brush: Add pre-shading: Now the top color (Olive Drab H52). Note, I started on the left wing. After this is finished, I will turn to the fuselage, then the other wing. Working in segments reduces the risk of acidentially touching the surfaces already covered with creme. After paint is dry, you can use Tamiya tape to create the final appearace - stick to the surface and rip off. You will be presented with paint chips like this : Model painted and chipped, next come the decals. Neil, I hope this little tutorial is useful. With best greetings from Vienna, Austria.
  9. Hello and thanks for your interest, this is my attempt on RS Models 1/72 Airacobra I. The export version was called P-400 and is identical to the P-39D series. The kit was problematic, suffering from incomplete mouldings, damaged clear parts and generally poor fit. This is the best I could get out within the 4-weeks timeframe I had. The model was painted with Tamiya & Mr.Hobby acrylics. Decals from the box, representing a machine operating in the Murmanks area, winter 1942/1943. I'd like to thank fellow Britmodellers Troy Smith and Fernando as well as Mr. Gerhard Pomp from Vienna for their valuable help in research. A detailled build review will be featured in an upcoming edition of Scale Aviation Modeler International. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel of IGM Cars & Bikes.
  10. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Tamiya P-47D in markings of 509th Fighter Squadron, 405th Fighter Group, Belgium 1945, flown by Lt. James R. Hopkins. Built from the box with addition of Montex decals (K72008), painted with Tamiya & Gunze acrylics. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. Thanks for your interest! Best greetings from Vienna, Austria. Roman
  11. AZ Model (ex Heller) Potez 540 - Interior Colors?

    Many thanks Tony, I will go for "Nile Green" (reminds me on "Danube Blue" - I cross that river every morning on my way to work, and let me tell you, it ain't Blue ...). An online conversion chart explains this equals Humbrol 90 Beige Green: https://www.modelkitcollecting.com/1970-80s-heller-paints-and-humbrol-equivalents-t2692.html. With the help of IPMS Stockholm website, this translates to Gunze/Mr.Hobby H31 "White Green": http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/stuff_eng_colorcharts_humbrol.htm Greetings from Vienna, Roman
  12. Hello dear fellow Britmodellers, I collected the new AZ Model kit Potez 540 (ex-Heller/Smer plastic) in Bratislava last weekend. AZ Model instructions are sparse. There's no suggestions for the interior colors; what should they be like? Any comments welcome. I'm going to build the kit's first option in Grey/Green/Brown camoflage. Thanks in advance Roman
  13. Plastic Winter Bratislava - November 25, 2017 (Pictures)

    Yes the one in Avion Center should still be alive (it is called MP Pecka - Modelář). There's supposed to be at least one more: JR Line Modelár in Staré Mesto Haven't visited myself, as we were only going to the Plastic Winter show. (Luckily we still have some very good shops in Vienna too)
  14. 1/72 Fujimi Phantom FGR.2

    Great work, Patrick. I like the Phantom in British colors! Greetings from Vienna Roman
  15. Dear fellow Britmodellers, last Saturday it was time for Plastic Winter Bratislava, again! This year the show was very well attended, but some traders I had hoped to meet did not show up, such as Fly Models, RS Models, Schatton or Vailliant. One entire room in the ground floor was empty. Of course there was still enough model kits and accessories to skip through! Here's some "Atmosphere shots" from the event: I also had the impression that the competition -especially the aircraft category- had considerably less entries then last year. That did not reflect on the quality of builds though! Here's some examples that caught my eyes .... And here's some stuff from 'other categories' .... With best greetings from Vienna! Roman