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Alejandro Martinez Colombres

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  1. Yes, RJP, it is the old Revell kit, but with the adition of the Airfix engine nacelles.
  2. Hi all. I am not a WIP guy , but I will try to show here what I am doing in my attempt to get a more or less decent Avro Lincoln in 1/72. The departing point is the fuselage of the old Airfix Lancaster married to the modified wings of the also old Modelcraft (ex Frog, I think) Avro Shackleton MR3. So far, I have prolonged the rear part of the Airfix fuselage (in black plastic) with several parts of the Shackleton fuselage (in grey plastic) trying to follow the curvature of the former. The most noticeable modification here was the conformation of the nose (typical of the Lincoln) with two components epoxy clay over a plasticard skeleton. Some specific bibliography and decals (Aerocalcas, from Argentina): Scale plans, really useful to get an idea of fuselage plug length, etc.: And where we are today. Wings and horizontal stabilizers are not glued yet. Wing tips are made of plasticard to get the proper length and shape. The whole wings were rescribed. The engines of the Shackleton were modified to resemble to that of the Lincoln (modification not yet finished). The fuselage prolongation may be noticed in gray and the dorsal part of the fuselage where the dorsal turret once sat proudly, was blanked with strips of plasticard and sanded. The plane I am doing here is B-017 of Fuerza Aerea Argentina, whose dorsal turret was eliminated in the middle of its career (just to facilitate my job 70 years later). The general aspect of the model is very crude at the moment, especially if you look at the nose of the plane, but I hope a layer or two of putty and some primer will make some kind of miracle here. This topic was called "Part I" because hopefully there will be Part II (Lancastrian), Part III (Canberras B Mk 62 and 64) and Part IV (a pair of Lancasters), all of them in the guise of Fuerza Aerea Argentina.
  3. It is with deep sadness that I inform you, fellow modelers, that Moa has left the Forum. Those of us interested in his work, can follow him in his blog "Wings of Intent"
  4. Hi Moa. I still have to send you the scanned chapter of the book you know about the Bobcat.
  5. Hi Moa, and congratulations “Nono”. Excelent job, as usual. A plane I was very interested in some time ago. I have collected the known photos of Zanni’s adventure and there is a pdf booklet at Histarmar.com you certainly know. But my intentions to scratch a scale model of the Fokker C.IV were stopped by the lack of a proper set of 1/72 scale plans of the wheeled version. Do you have plans you could share with us in this space? Cheers, Alejandro.
  6. Excelent, Moa. My first impression when I saw the first picture rapidly was that you posted a real plane photo as a reference for the rest of us, simple mortals. Afterwards, I realized it was your model, and that the character in hurry was “El Zorzal”. Congratulatios on a beautiful recreation.
  7. Impressive, Moa. The corrugated surface looks stunning. Poor Carlitos! His myth might have started that very day!! It reminds me my childhood when every 9th of July Canal 10 de Tucumán broadcasted every Gardel’s movie available. You know what I am talking about...
  8. We can argue for decades about the usefulness of this plane, but for me, its lines are really graceful and your result is remarkable. Thumbs up!
  9. A really nice model. The painting job is outstanding and the colours look exactly as the real ones used at that period of the FAA. And one more thing: not every one takes into account the Sabre version used here in Argentina with slatted 6-3 wings, straight Pitot tube and proper fuel tanks. In 1/72 the only option is, precisely, Fujimi. Congratulations.
  10. I will also follow you with attention because I have started the same kit with the same modifications trying to achieve an Argentinian Navy type.
  11. It is true that only Moa could accomplish this task, as stated before. I can only seat and enjoy; even if a Taube figures among my darkest desires. *For those unfamiliar with the expression, it is used in contexts where you have to spend certain time seating and studying, as in university: "Learning this subject will require a high number of butt-hours". In this part of the world we add “chair” to the concept, so it ends: “butt-chair-hours”. Anyway, a great build, as usual. I can’t wait to see the end result.
  12. Impressive , Moa. The end result looks like if Tamiya had released a kit of this very plane + your craftmanship. Congrats! Alejandro.
  13. A Californian Gourmet we can see. And Californian-Tucumanian empanadas also. I would dive into that Prosciutto.
  14. Oh God. That looks like a friday night reception menu. Are you the Chef? In my case is my wife (I have no idea).
  15. Excelent Moa, as every time. Inspired by you, I have just received my copy of El Boyero this morning. As you already stated in your WIP, atention to detail is astonishing. Thank you again for inspiring the rest of us, mortals.
  16. Yes. Again and again. It is the life we have chosen to live, isn’t it? Modelling is an activity that makes you start from a new begining over an over and not always arriving to an end (in my case, at least ). But we are stuborn by nature.
  17. I see your point, Moa. We never end learning in life. And that has to do with the eternal search for “perfection”. On the other hand, there are the inconvenients related to ageing. As Ringo Bonavena used to say: “Experience is a comb you are given when you get bold “.
  18. Impressive Moa, as usual. We, as human beings, are imperfect by nature. But we can still endeavour an endless quest for perfection. Every time I see you at work with these little gems, I think that you are among the very fews close to that perfection. I can’t imagine the fragility of this particular Model. Cheers, Alejandro.
  19. Excelent result Steve. I will take profit of your post to clarify a doubt that annoyes me regarding the dimensions of the wingspan of this kit. If we look at Ricarda Caruana’s 3V plans of this aircraft published in SAMI years ago , you will notice that each of the kit’s wings is about 5 mm shorter than what you see on the plan. Any one could help here? Thanks.
  20. Nice result. It is the kit I am looking for but not able to find yet. Congratulations.
  21. That’s why your P. Proctor is a source of inspiration to me. I have seen Dujin’s Prentice on the Net but unable to get one. Thinking about scratchbuilding one, may be several pieces of a Proctor could be useable in such a project.
  22. Hi Uncle. Thank you for your wellcome. Yes, this is also my number one place. Regarding JC Heredia, I have no idea. Tried to buy some Aconcagua kits from him, but never had any concrete answer, so in the end I grave up.
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