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  1. Well, that was quickly settled! Thanks Black Knight for the find! Troy, I'm going for the not so good Hobbycraft kit. Lots of things to change (wheels, exhausts for ex) or modified, not counting all the panels on the wings to conform them to -D standards. But so far I'm having fun. Thanks all! Ciao IWik
  2. Hi y'all! I'm building a Hurricane MkIID and have the decals for that aircraft "our John": It is shown on the instructions without a tropical filter. However, I'd love to add one, and on this picture it is really not clear to see if there's one or not. I can see a bulge above the left wing canon that makes me believe it is the tropical filter showing. What do you think? Cheers Iwik
  3. No thank you!!! Or it will be a kitty without any weapons and landing gears in the up position. Waaaayyyy too boring to do. Thanks all for the kind comments! Ciao IWik
  4. Hi manuel. Pretty easy actually, but time consuming. It's just a matter of spraying different layers of slightly different grays, applying masking fluid with a sponge between each layers. Make sure you don't remove all the masking fluid between each steps. Thus the last masking fluid parts to be removed will show the very first layer of paint you've applied. Add a few marbling effects with very light grey and very dark one between layers (and masking fluid! Again). Finalize with a pin wash with black oil paint. And voilà! (basically... ) ciao Iwik
  5. ...in 1/144 scale. Hi y'all! Felt like building a jet. Quickly though, it's only a jet. Something small, and fast. Took me longer than I thought though... But here it is. Hope you'll like it. Ciao Iwik
  6. Hi y'all! After adding some tiny bits such as different handles, here it is finished at last! Hope you'll like it. Thanks for watching and see you soon! Ciao Iwik
  7. Hi y'all! Almost done here... Those darn pilot's heads are too big for the canopy to fit... Had to use the kit's... After I've applied the decals, I let a black oil wash run along the panel lines, except on the tail where I used gray. The tail took a much darker look than when first applied. Oh well... Before putting together all the sub assemblies and spraying a matt varnish, I've applied another pin wash of dark brown oil paint along the panel lines around and on the engine acces panels. Then I've sprayed the e
  8. Hi Neil. I'm surprised. When I test fitted the skid it was definitely tail heavy.... Ciao IWik
  9. Hi y'all Well, if you want to build a Cobra in Vietnam, you don't have much choice. A nice one that is. Nothing interesting in either 1/48 and 1/32 (yet). So I decided to build the Special Hobby one. And it's a beauty. However, I decided to add the Brengun photoetched parts and the air intake, much more accurate than the kit's. I also added the CMK pilots. At this scale theinterior details are limited, so the addition of pilots will compensate for this. Unfortunately, these are sculpted for those who want to use drybrushes and washes technics. Angles are very sharp and folds d
  10. Hi y'all! Assault 26 was the call sign for Lew Jenning's Cobra. After reading his book "19minutes to live", I decided to tacle this old Verlinden figure. I found it too rigid in its posture, so I added a CAR 15 SBG in his left hand and replaced his right arm. I sculpted both gloves with Magic Sculpt. The inspiration for the Confederate flag on the helmet came from a photo. Painted with acrylics only. Hope you like it! Cheers! Iwik
  11. Hi! Thanks a lot for your kind words! Ciao IWik
  12. Hi y'all! Another extraordinnary kit from Bandai, in chase of the MF in an asteroid field! A real meteorite serves as the base. Treated like a miniature with highlights and shadows brush painted. A pin wash with dark oil and the some small details painted with an almost white light grey serve to accentuate the contrasts. Hope you'll like it! Ciao Iwik
  13. Hi y'all! As I was reading the awesome autobiography by Guy SAJER of his experience on the eastern front during WWII, I wanted to paint a german miniature. I have plenty in store (who hasn't? ) and I took my linkings to this Panzer Art miniature. However, I did change the head for a more juvenile looking one, and for this Alpine Miniatures heads are perfect. I also changed the original ammo box (way too thin) for a photoetched one. I also added a white camo painted helmet to further give the impression that winter, if not there, was close past or coming. Painted with acrylics
  14. Hi y'all! It had been a while since I wanted to represent a non fighting military personnel. It's now done. I used the beautiful tankist figure from Evolution Miniatures (great cast and perfect fit, I really like this brand). Acry only. Hope you'll like my modest tribute. Ciao Iwik
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