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  1. Hi! Thanks a lot for your kind words! Ciao IWik
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Hi! Really looks like the "real" thing! Love it. Ciao Iwik
  6. Hi! Thank you all for the nice comments! IanC you probably looked at the close-up pic where the weathering does show up. But this was taken before any weathering done with oils and other. It is much more subtle in the end. 72modeler: so I heard! But nothing really bad happened. As of all twin boomers, you have to be extra careful to align everything correctly, but it went on like a charm. So did the fit of the canopies. No issues there either. However, the kit does require a bit of putty, but nothing to be really upset about. On the other hand, I did commit some blunder as I bui
  7. Hi y'all! Here's Skippy! Famously known P61A. A great little kit with very nice panel lines. Cockpit from aires (cut in half to allow better painting). Hand painted propeller hubs and front wheel (taht was fun...) Opened canopy. Aires wheels. Replaced side antennaes since the original molded ones are a centimeter too up front! Painted with acrylics. Weathered with oils and acrylics. A few pics of the built:
  8. Absolutely. There were a few though. I have gathered a couple of more pics since last time. Mostly armed with water cooled .30.
  9. Hi y'all! In spite of my extensive research amidst my books and on the net, I've only been able to find 2 pics of armed Jeeps (carrying a .30 cal) in the PTO. Anyone here with a collection of those? Ciao Iwik
  10. Hi! Excellent work. Probably the best Hetzer I've seen. Would have liked more close up pics, but well... Great work on the figures as well. I love this kind of small dios. Gives a minimalist story, and who needs more? Ciao IWIk
  11. Hi y'all! Here is my latest. A Black Dog miniature with a replacement head from a Wing Cockpit one. I added a oh so british mustache! The aircraft is Eduard's 1/32 Spitfire MkVIII. Hope you like it! Ciao Iwik
  12. Hi! Maybe I should have indeed. Plenty of 57thFG and 79th (and here 324thFG) FG in North Africa retained the tail flash. I don't know if these were P40s intended for the RAF or if it was an additional mean for ID (although plenty of US P40 in NA didn't the tail flash eiter...). However, on march 13th 1943 P40F from 314FS/324FG battled with some Bf109. In the melee Major F Wortley was shot down behind ennemy lines and successfully belly-landed. He managed to walk back to his unit. There is a photo of the downed aircraft (taken by allied troops once the front line shifted) p45 in
  13. Hi y'all! I have a few doubt about that P61A named "moonhappy", with the woman lying on top of a big crescent moon.] According to this site http://www.skylighters.org/special/night_fighters/p61info.html with its serial "425527" it shouldn't have a dorsal turret. But so does not "Jap Batty" (25528) for exemple, which of course it does. Could that site be wrong? Now I'm wandering if that serial has not been wrongfully attributed to the wrong "Moonhappy". Crews Habermann and Mooney have shut down a plane with a P61 also named Moon Happy but with a different nose art. On t
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