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Ettore last won the day on November 22 2013

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    Genova NW Italy
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    Modeling, spinning on river, lake and sea, trolling,Bird Watching, looking for mushrooms in autumn

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  1. Spitfire F Mk. IX 1/72 - D EN354, 1stLt. Leonard V. Helton, 52nd FG, 4th FS, Palermo-Boccadifalco // Sicily (Italy) July 1943 Eduard Item.: 70122 Ettore
  2. And now we are at end! Paneling, washing, smoking, dusting........I hope result enjoy you fortunatly a modeller noted a little mistake: the colour of the crowbar on the door is not red, but silver or interior green, I'll change soon, after a little base for it. At next Ettore
  3. Happy Sunday everyone In this covid 19 periods we modelers work hard, not all, at home in a smart working regime; Unfortunately I always worked at the airport, it wasn't a bad thing; I worked and managed my job better without bosses and colleagues; maybe heavier weekends, not to be able to go fishing or fly the drone ....... but all in all the modeling has filled well Saturdays and Sundays, a thousand projects, a thousand discussions with my wife, quarrels, peace .. ..... that's it, we have to resist Ok ok let's get to the spitfire in question: I polished with four light coats of Future, then I applied the decals. This afternoon a light coat of Future will seal everything. Apart from the usual paneling, I am very undecided whether to dirty it or not, I noticed that these planes in Sicily in July 1943 were not very dirty, only a little dusty from the sand of the Boccadifalco Palermo airport. Certainly the walkways must be uncovered to bring out the natural aluminim under ...... we will see, we will see, but I would like to hear your opinion. At next Ettore
  4. Thanks Dennis I had thought the same thing over all redddish zone, after with washing, paneling, ad matt varnish all wil be amalgamated Thanks so much Ettore
  5. Good sunday to All I proceeded with the camouflage until the end, first step the middle stone, but before I did a color pre-modulation with darker brown and white color, it is easily known as blackish spots under the mid stone the next step was to mask the wings to make the American obliterations on the old English signs, as a color I chose the dark earth And in the end I gave the dark earth Now I have a big problem, as you see I have darkened, with a reddish brown, the areas where the American codes and the U.S. wing stars will be placed; this is because I saw a vintage color photo of this specimen based in Palermo Boccadifalco, and in fact the spots seem rather reddish ..... Since I am still in time to lighten all these zones or redo them with another color, I would like your opinion and what kind of color I can use ? Thanks so much Ettore
  6. Hello People goodmorning The fuselage is finally closed; I was terrified at the idea of having to close with a resin cockpit and so small ........ but everything went well with the gluing and the putty afterwards. Here are the pieces ready to give an exact shape to the plane ... and here it is with its splendid shapes In general excitement, I let myself go with the airbrush and I also gave the blue Azure; I used the RC291 of AK Model Color series; it seemed to me the most correspondent to reality; these colors are phenomenal and I recommend to use them well with their specific diluent; normally I put two stainless steel balls (those for ball bearings) in the jar and then a 30% diluent, close the jar and act well; when using the airbrush I add a little more diluent if necessary. Before spraying the Azure blue I made a pre-modulation of the color with white and medium blue in some areas, from the photo you can see little ...... and now let's move on to the Mid Stone At next Ettore
  7. Hello All I finally start some days ago this nice kit. First step was the preparation and partial montage of some cockpit parts; this resin cockpit is an Eduard Brassin item; In took my risks, in the choice of the resin cockpit, well knowing that in this scale it will be very hard......... I chose two colors for the cockpit, Gunze's H 312 as background and the A.MIG 219 which has a lighter shade and tending towards gray as previously said it was difficult to glue the cockpit inside, but it will be cold when I have to close the two internal half-fuselages Anyway at the moment the result is acceptable Well at next photos ! Ettore
  8. Dear friends I change the subject, this is because I realized that in the package there is a whole tree of pieces that I lent to a friend. The problem is: which friend? I do not remember ! So I change the type of bolt and scale and I present this: "Spitfire F Mk. IX 1/72 - D EN354, 1stLt. Leonard V. Helton, 52nd FG, 4th FS, La Sebala, Tunis, June 1943" in 1/72 scale of Uncle Eduard. I have already built a plane of the same squadron some time ago from a 1/48 Special Hobby kit, here it is: Spitfire Mk.Vc 4nd FS / 52nd FG Maj.Robert Levine this new one after the Husky operation was based in Palermo, my hometown, so I am particularly fond of it. Take a nice evening Ettore
  9. This post is canceled due to change of subject sorry !
  10. Saab JA-37 Viggen Fighter version Red 10 Wing F16 Uppsala August-November 2003 Special Hobby 1/72 Item SPH72384 Ettore
  11. Good morning Contrary to my ideas I have completed this work by getting the plane dirty, after having viewed a lot of photos of operating planes, both in flight and on the ground. I don't know if I will repeat the experiment but I leave the sentence to you: promoted or rejected? Executioner or acquitted? See you in a future GB, that of Spitfire .............. spend a good Sunday, but how do you wish this, given the period ........ Ettore
  12. Thanks Drake for reporting the errors and saving me with the artistic license ........... I was about to give it a hammer. Ettore
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