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  1. Thank you all for the appreciations! Thank you Albert! I've seen many time your Tzefa, searching for infos and food for thought. Some others pics of the finished model. Thanks all again! Tzefa_end-20 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-21 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-22 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-23 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-24 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-25 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-26 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-27 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-28 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-29 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-30 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-31 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-32 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-33 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-34 by Valerio, su Flickr
  2. Hello to all! After 11 months of work I can finally declared ended my last project: an israeli AH-1 Cobra (Tzefa). This is the old Revell/Monogram kit dated 1986 with a lot of scratchbuilt details. Some parts are made by 3D printing, others are home made turned brass (like the cannon's drum, the M-197 barrels are from Master). I also used the Isradecal conversion and decal set. The viper on both side of the model is painted, like dì the stars of David. The positive rivets come from the Archer transfer sets, the disco ball IR jammer from Fireball Modelworks. Painted with Tamiya, Gunze and AK Real color, washing made by oil colors. Hope you'll enjoy. Cheers from Rome! Valerio. Tzefa_end-1 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-2 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-3 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-4 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-5 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-6 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-7 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-8 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-9 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-10 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-11 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-12 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-13 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-14 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-15 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-16 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-17 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-18 by Valerio, su Flickr Tzefa_end-19 by Valerio, su Flickr
  3. Hi Mark...! 1) I've used a primer.. the Mr. Finishing Primer 1500 White Gunze. This is not the first time that I used it and I fell good with this product. I add Levelling Thinner Gunze at 80% so I can obtain an homogeneous surface... moreover this primer can be sanded with 1500/2000/3000 and 4000 grit papers to reach a very smooth finish. 2) The last pic is referred to the model still in construction (at that time I hadn't added the tailerons yet). Unfortunately that was the only moment where I could take a picture of the under surfaces... with canopies and VHF antenna on the top of vertical stabilizer it's impossible to turn the model.
  4. Good night to all, I'm glad to present my last work, a T-38 A Talon from Wolpack. I've built the kit OOB except for some scratchbuilt addictions in the cockpit (i.e. the separation glass of the central frame) and in the wheels/airbrakes bay. I also added the positive rivets from Archer on the exhausts zone. Pilot's name decal on the rear canopy taken from the Fundekals sheet. Hope you'll enjoy... take care and stay safe in this difficult moments. Cheers frome Rome. Valerio. Talon END 3 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 4 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 5 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 6 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 7 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 8 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 9 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 10 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 11 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 12 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 13 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 14 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 15 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 16 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 17 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 2 by Valerio, su Flickr Talon END 1 by Valerio, su Flickr
  5. The cockpit is based on the previous set for Hasegawa "adjusted" for Tamiya kit. It need a lot of work to fit inside the fuselage...
  6. Good evening to all! I'm glad to present my last work, the F-14 A Bu.No. 160390 that killed a Sukhoi-22 during the Gulf of Sidra incident of 1981. Tamiya kit with Aires cockpit (the best cockpit I've ever used as quality of details, the worst as difficulty to put it inside the fuselage) and exhausts, Brassin wheels, Kokopelli ladder, and Furball decals. Finished with Gunze and Alclad paints. Hope you enjoy.... cheers! Valerio from Rome, Italy. Tomcat END 10 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 1 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 18 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 17 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 16 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 15 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 14 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 13 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 12 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 11 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 8 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 7 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 6 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 4 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 3 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 2 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 5 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 20 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 21 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 19 by Valerio, su Flickr
  7. Thank you Lolo! Hoping to not break the forum rules, this is the link to the complete WIP of my 326 - CLICK! You can find all of my works here! or on our FORUM (sorry but Modeling Time is in italian language). Hope you will enjoy!
  8. I didn't know that Red Roo makes aftermarket for the 326.... maybe OzMods? I purchased the wing flaps from OzMods... and the quality is very poor. For this reason I choosen to made it from scratch... MB.326-22 by Valerio, su Flickr Beautiful aircraft the SF-260... the Ferrari of General Aviation! Is this the Planet Model kit?
  9. Thank you so much for you kindly comments!! The jet pipe is an Evergreen Tube (item #230) that has 7,9 mm of diameter. Inside the pipe I added the four thermocouples (made with copper wire) and the exhaust trimmers (made with plasticard). Inside an half of fuselage I added two main ribs: the left serves to block the long jet pipe. MB.326-51 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-50 by Valerio, su Flickr To reproduce the conical fuselage fairing of the exhaust I used a complex process: I cut a piece of plasticard sheet of 0,2 mm thickness and I've "crumpled up"it to obtain a conical shape. Then I fixed it onto the second rib using so much cicyanoacryliclic glue... outside the cone I added a palsticard stripe to reinforce the structure. At this point I glued the fuselage together with the new "plasticard cone".... and I used sandpaper 600, 800, 1000 and 1500 to obtain a "perfect" conical shape of the piece. Also cyano glue and Milliput were needed to complete the work! MB.326-56 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-57 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-64 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-65 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-63 by Valerio, su Flickr For the intakes I choosen again an Evergreen tube that has 6,3mm of diameter (item #228). Using a thermic gun I flattened the intake duct leading edge to obtain an "oval" shape... then, with the same gun, I curved the piece. The new ducts has been glued into the wings with cyanoacrylic glue.... and grinded with an electric mini drill to reach the right thickness of leading edges. MB.326-23 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-24 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-25 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-27 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-29 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-32 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-33 by Valerio, su Flickr
  10. Good night to all! I'm back with my last work, an Aermacchi MB-326 G from the old ESCI (now Italeri) kit in 1/48 scale. The only two aftermarkets that I used are the Neomega cockpit (very poor and inaccurate)... and the 300 litres fuel tanks from SkyModels. MB.326-53 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-62 by Valerio, su Flickr I built from scratch the following elements: Flaps MB.326-14 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-21 by Valerio, su Flickr Exhaust MB.326-52 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-57 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-64 by Valerio, su Flickr Intakes MB.326-28 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-31 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-34 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-35 by Valerio, su Flickr Wing Fences MB.326-68 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-70 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-69 by Valerio, su Flickr Canopy structure MB.326-83 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-100 by Valerio, su Flickr Gun Sight MB.326-97 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-104 by Valerio, su Flickr This is the real one....! the Italian Air Force owned only two MB-326 G in the 70 years (RS-19 Matricola Militare 54289 & RS-20 Matricola Militare 54290), assigned to Reparto Sperimentale Volo to test & evaluate the new variant of the aircraft. 11998908_442586189260246_7379382820028146589_n by Valerio, su Flickr And this is the final result! painted with Alclad White Aluminium and Xtracolor X-104 International Orange. Finished with Mr.Paint Satin Varnish. Decals is a mix of Italeri, Small World Accessories & Tauromodel sheets. MB.326 end-14 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-11 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-13 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-10 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-12 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-9 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-6 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-16 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-15 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-1 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-2 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-3 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-4 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-7 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-8 by Valerio, su Flickr Hope you'll enjoy! Thank you! cheers! Valerio, Rome - Italy.
  11. Good morning to all! I'm glad to present my last work... a restoration of an old Hasegawa A-4 that I built ten years ago. I decided to put it back to workbench due to the "crack" of the fuselage: 21616109_10210113589216277_2086911637920727775_n by valerio, su Flickr While I was at it, I scratchbuilt a new UHF dorsal hump (the one in the Hasegawa kit is wrong in dimensions and shape) using the cutting plotter: A-4SU Restoration_11 by valerio, su Flickr A-4SU Restoration_10 by valerio, su Flickr There was other details to fix, like a small naca intake on the main right engine intake, but the model was almost assembled and was very difficul to add this new parts. This is the final result! the decals are from Miliverse - many thanks to Mark (the owner) for his advice and pics! SU Finito_6 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_9 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_14 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_11 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_10 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_9 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_8 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_7 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_5 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_4 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_3 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_2 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_1 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_15 by valerio, su Flickr SU Finito_16 by valerio, su Flickr ... and here... a comparison with the 2008 version: DSC_3424 by valerio, su Flickr DSC_3429 by valerio, su Flickr DSC_3420 by valerio, su Flickr Thanks for your attention! Cheers from Rome, Italy.
  12. Quoting Toniosky, more or less 2 mm to high. Pay attention to the main landing gear, you also have to "trim" it to obtain the correct balance.
  13. Thank you again to all! Exactly! I modified the angle of front landing gear fork.... a recognised problem of the Eduard kit. Mirage III - 78 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage III - 96 by valerio, su Flickr Hi Habu! I'm not agree... looking at the pictures ot the Mirage 259, I never seen a dirt or weatherd aircraft. For example: Thanks to G.Antìc e G.Kuntz for the images. I chooed the Semi Gloss Mr.Paint... but looking at the pictures, I should have done it chrome!
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