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  1. Absolutely. There were a few though. I have gathered a couple of more pics since last time. Mostly armed with water cooled .30.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Steve, I've been given a build 1/32 B-24 of which I will only use the nose for a mini scene with two wingcockpit figures. Ciao IWik
  8. Hi y'all! Decided to put this here. Spitfire MkVIII Eduard 1/32 and a DEFmodels miniature of a German pilot gloating over his latest victory. Hope you like it! Ciao Iwik
  9. Hi y'all! Thanks for the kind words! No dnl42, no WIP. But here are the few changes/improvements I've made on this kit: -rescribed the panel lines -thinned the propellers -differentiated the turrets (one Consolidated and one Emerson) -erased the lateral gunner positions -added break lines on the main gears -replaced the guns with copper wires -replaced the front landing gear doors -cut a good part of the ventral turret -added both pitot tubes and their supports -added armored plates on both sides of the cockpit -added (lotsa
  10. Hi y'all! After many small improvements on this little kit, here it is done at last! It's been a while since I've done a (whole) model kit, so here it is: Hope you like it! Ciao Iwik
  11. Hi y'all! Thanks for your kind words of encouragement! Here he is done at last! So fed up with it and all the problems I've encountered during the whole process. Just to make it short, the cast was so terrible that I had to replace the face with a copy from a Young Miniature bust... And that was just the beginning... Quite happy with the result though. I'm glad I didn't quit on it. But....never again. On to something else! Ciao
  12. Hi! That would have been such a lack of taste... Ciao Iwik
  13. Hi y'all! Let's use this opportunity to stay home to finish ...unfinished projects. The miniature (by Reedoak) has been painted and sitting on my desk waiting for a catastrophy to happen for at least 2 years... I've cut a Tamiya 1/48 F4U Corsair, repainted the exterior and there you are. Direct from the PTO... Hope you like it! Ciao IWik
  14. Hi y'all! I'm trying to collect all the kits I built during my childhood. When I have two sets of the same kit, I build it. I've tried to improve the kit with some scratchbuild canvas and bags, and took care to give the kit the weathering a 1/35th one would deserve. Had a lot of fun. Hope you'll enjoy it too and that it will bring memories to some of you! And with the oh so famous base! Ciao Iwik
  15. Hi y'all! Here's another little thing from a Batman boardgame. Wanted to scratchbuild a "hypnothizing" umbrella but gave up after two tries. Had a lot of fun with the miiature though. Hope you like it! Ciao IWik
  16. Hi y'all! I'm done with that Andrea figure. I had to add some matter in the lower back of the figure as it was curiously lacking some volume there. Otherwise nothing wrong with this miniature. I also added a small bracelet of magi sculpt to hide the joint between the right hand holding the cornu and the arm.. :mrgreen: Hope you like it! Ciao Iwik
  17. Hi! Original and well excecuted! Congrats! Ciao Iwik
  18. Hi! I didn't drill out the end of the barrel since it's supposed to be continuing "out of frame". It's not a 105 canon. However, I believe I should have shown it whole, even if it extended out of the scenery, if only to have a better understanding of the overall scene. And thanks to Dragon, the chevron is upside down. I should have noticed and made the correction. Bummer. Ciao IWik
  19. Hi! VERY nice. Love everything about it. A nice little sandy/rocky base (with a figure?) would add a lot. Great work! Ciao IWik
  20. Hi y'all! Here is my latest, a Dragon plastic figure slighly modified to match an Alpine Miniatures German Tanker that will have the same treatment. I've also replaced the head with an Alpine one. Contrary to my latest work (see "water chore"), the original head from this set was quite poor, hence... An Italeri M4A1 wreck from the bottom of the "model bin stash", a few sand bags out of Magic Sculpt, and here it is. I chose to refrain from painting a morning beard, in order to leave the juvenile look of the head (to my opinion, most Alpine head have the look of very Young men, wh
  21. Hi Andy! Guess he's been a bit mistreated. Great paint work. Great rendering. Congrats. Ciao Iwik who intends to do a all-white PO as seen in ESB.
  22. Would love to see that! As a reference, Sideshow does one. A BIG one. Ciao Iwik
  23. Hi Jim! Hope everything is fine with you down under... No, the figure doesn't come with the base. I think these figures for the games are really cool, not too expensive, some very original (never seen Dewbacks, Banthas or Tauntaun anywhere else ever I believe...), but due to the plastic the're made of, a real pain where you know to trim. You have to remove the mold lines with wet sandpaper or, when you can't reach the line, with a sharp hobby knife. But still, some tiny bits that desperately hang on to the piece just seem unremovable. However, you can get rid of them by brush
  24. Hi y'all! Another one of my plastic/vinyl figure from the desk game Star Wars Legion (or Imperial Assault, I don't remember which...). This time it's a sandtrooper mounted Dewback, patrolling the Tatooine desert in search for some important droids (so the commander said...). Had a lot of fun. Hope you like them! Ciao IWik
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