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About Gaia1984

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  • Birthday 10/04/1984

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  1. Hi everybody, I can't believe that this project started in 2015! I recently opened the box of this unfinished project and decided to give another push and bring to an end. I think I specially owe to Davek72 who was so kind to provide me a spare part for the canopy. The kit was pretty much left as in my last post, during the past week I have been getting to it again and checking out what I still want to do. Luckily I still got stored many of the reference pictures I collected from the internet when I was doing the project back in 2015. So far I have been preparing the ar
  2. Hi everybody, Here it is an update on the Artemis temple. First I have been focussing on creating the outer wall of the temple, which is the last part of the main structure of the diorama. Here is a view of the front part of the building (see pic below). The wall was done with two flat cardboard rectangles with internal perpendicular cardboard bulkheads to give the structure strength. You can actually see in the bottom left corner a section which did not have an internal bulkhead that got damaged when sanding. As you can see I have started to draw some of th
  3. Not of course not! Also if you have any questions please ask! I was actually planning to upload another update this weekend, there has been some progress with the porch ceiling, figures and temple wall.
  4. Hi everybody! I hope you got some time to relax during Easter holidays! I am just bringing a quick update since the last entry. Here you can see a view of the roof, now with the tiles cut and glued and with the antefic pieces I have done. I did the original scultupre of the antefix in green stuff, then I did some molds with blue stuff and used Milliput white to create the copies. You will also see that I have done this for several other parts of the diorama. Here you can see the ceiling of the portal. I have been working on th
  5. Hi everybody, I want to present to you a little project I have been working on during the past weeks. I am making a 1:72 replica of the front corner of Artemis Orthia temple from Sparta. This pictue is a few weeks old, from when I started the project doing the first column. As you can see I cut circles of cardboard which are glued together with contact glue. The black marks at the base mark the position of the column flutes. The cardboard disks decrease in diameter with column height, I think the base is close to 1.4 cm and the top of the column (not in this picture) wa
  6. Ok I dont know what happened there. The images should be displaying properly now. This was weird, I have just repeated the same thing I did the first time and now they show up correctly. Many thanks Badder for letting me know and also for the suggestion to work with moss. I never have thought of using glycerin for fixing the moss. I had in mind was first to dry it for some days and then fix it with hair spray, do you know if this would work? I have to say that painting the 1/48 figures is being a good fun! Although it is sometimes challenging to get some detail done ont
  7. Hi everybody, I just wanted to share with you some of the preliminary work I am doing on a Battle of Normandy diorama on 1/48 scale. This project started as just a single tank from a very old Academy kit I found from when I was young, which had remained forgiven for many years. Then I developed the idea of the diorama of a tank travelling somewhere near the frontline and encountering by surprise some enemy troops nearby in the horizon across a hedgerow. The troops were jumping off the tank and starting to take positions on top of the hedgerow and the tank with the turret already ai
  8. Hi everybody! I am bringing you quite a lot of updates regarding this project! Very exited about this! I have almost finished the paining of the tank. I will have to do some work in the rear part of the tank and paint a few details. As you will see in the pictures I have changed the position of the turret (although I have not fixed it properly yet) and I will have to do some painting in the newly exposed regions that were previously covered by the turret in the old position. I may also have to cut the barrel lock in the fornt and have it in horizontal position instead
  9. Hi everybody, It has been a long long time since I have post anything in this thread or in the other I have opened. It is amazing how quickly time flies! Most of my models have been sitting on boxes waiting for me to sit down with them and finish them off. A lot has passed since my last post but I am coming back to the hobby and I am trying to invest some time in the models I have already started before beginning new project. Anyhow, hands to businessm! I have been preshading the Panther tank, using primarily Vallejo model air paints. I would like to try the B&W tec
  10. Hi everyone, It has been a long time since the last update. I have been working on the panel lines, there are almost ready to go. I have been working on independent pieces so I decided to join the main two pieces of the fuselage when the wings were ready. Now I gotta tell you, this thing has bolts! It has been tedious getting them done with either the riveter or with a steel glass scribber. I am now joining the lines and rivets from both part of the fuselage. I have also been working in the cockpit section, I have done from scratch all the instruments on the dashboard using: Milliput, plasti
  11. Hi everyone, Just a quick update on the Flogger. I keep on scribing and riveting the whole thing. I have been having troubles riveting some parts with my riveter tool (the trumpeter one) as the wheel does not reach some places. Any suggestions on this? I also have to figure out how I am going to detail the engine as it looks too flat at the moment, any model/thread for inspiration? I also want to thank Dave for letting me use his canopy as I manage to loose mine! THANKS SO MUCH! Cockpit is already mounted, I still have to scratch-build the electronics on the dashboard Front wheel bay
  12. Ohhh calamity!! It seems I have miss-placed the canopy!!! I will keep with it and hopefully it will appear at some point! I have sent an email to AMERANG to see if the can supply a spare but no answer back so far.... Upper section of the fuselage is done, cockpit assembled and will start with the lower section of the fuselage.
  13. Great Job! Looking forward to see it through!
  14. Hi everybody, I am just bringing you a quick update. I keep on working in the paneling and riveting; most of the upper hull has been re-scribed I may open some of the avionics bays on the top of the hull by the cabin. upper part of the wings and ailerons have been scribbed and riveted. I still have to finish the tail and will move to do the lower side of the hull. I want to do some scratch build of the flaps, does someone has a reference link to a thread where someone has done some scratch-build work on similar flaps? As always thanks for following and comments are always welcomed! Cheers
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