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  1. Hi Martin, thank you! Yes, you are right the kit was very good indeed, probably the best currently available in the 72nd scale. So at the beginning I was a bit hesitant when cutting the plastic to fit the resin! Thank you kapam!, 72nd is my preferred scale too!, there's just something about it that I love very much! (however any now and then I confess to do some 1:48 aircrafts...sorry ) Apologies ErikT! it wasn't my intention cheers and thank you all
  2. Muchas gracias querido Humberto!! Siempre es un agrado leer tus mensajes por estos lados. Me bajan los recuerdos del querido Foro en sus momentos de gloria! Venga ese abrazo!, y viva Chile en su mes cumpleanero. Feliz 18 my friend!
  3. Fantastic work with this Beauty! I love the Mirage 2000. Love the camo and your weathering too. How good is the Modelsvit kit? I've done in the past the old Italeri, that required lots of corrections, but since I heard good reviews on the Modelsvit I've ordered one a couple of days ago and I can't wait to put my hand on it! Beautiful!
  4. WOW, What can I say? , but to thank you all for your kind words!! Super happy with the response. I really enjoyed working on it and I think it tells... cheers, and thank you again.
  5. Thank you very much! I really enjoy the build and doing all the modifications needed to fit the detail. Happy you liked it! Thank you, Alan appreciated! Well, not to me really, but for today's standards certainly it is! Think about it, 2007 is the year of the iPhone launch...(and with it the culture of obsolescence)
  6. Hi Fred piket, I used the regular painted photo etch ones by Eduard. I simply twisted them a bit to make them look more natural. Once again thank you all for your kind words!. cheers
  7. Thank you Russmeister! it was a really fun model to do, however it took me much longer than usual and hence at the end all I wanted was to finish it. There are some areas that I'm not 100% satisfied, but I've decided to move on. Maybe one day I will improve it, or just do another Hornet! Hi Mike, thank you! You are right and I was very aware of that important detail!, I used a couple of very good books ( Daco's Publications and Duke Hawkins) and when they do maintenance there's no ordnance to be seen, only a drop tank or two, but that's all. And thank you all for looking and commenting!. Cheers jorge
  8. Thank you very much for your kind words, Andres! I'm very glad you've liked it, however in all honesty I have to say Diego's work is at another league all together for many reasons...For start he made all the extra detail from scratch, cockpit, bays, engine etc. And his paint job in the Spanish camo was fantastic.!
  9. Here is my latest and probably my most detailed 1/72 model to date. I used the "old" but still very good kit by Academy released in 2007. Good fit, decent detail and great decals printed by Cartograf. To show more movement and detail I've dropped the front slats, ailerons and flaps and I've added the nice and crisp Aires cockpit resin set and Black Dog's box which includes the electronic bays, canon, radar, spine and engine. The Black Dog set is good but is not at the same fine level as the Aries one, and in fact some of the pieces had pretty bad fit, so I ended up replacing them with some scratch build ones like the partition wall in the engine bay or the hatches for the avionics. All weathering was done using oil paints. F/A-18A+ US Marine Corps VMFA-232 "Red Devils", USS Nimitz, Persian Gulf 2007 Thanks for looking!
  10. Sorry for the late reply Ryan, No, the decals are from the kit and they were not that good, very thick and brittle...but with a little love and care (and lots of micro sol and mark softer) they work OK. The rest of the Trumpeter kit is truly fantastic, so good that I got two other variants to build in the future. Once again, thank you very much to all for commenting.! cheers, jorge
  11. Thank you very much guys! I'm very happy with the response and your nice comments. The kit itself is really good and a bargain so very recommendable! cheers
  12. Thank you very much to all for the kind words.! Thanks exdraken!, to be honest I'm not sure about it, I just copied the information in the colour scheme instructions ... Regarding the weathering, the way I do it, is by applying everything locally, focusing on one area at a time, using good reference images, and avoiding overall washes. I do all the weathering with OIL paints following Michael Rinaldi's OPR approach. It takes longer but in my opinion the result are much better because you are always in control. cheers guys and thanks for commenting, Jorge
  13. It's been a while! I had a week off work so I've decided to spend the time the best possible way, that means doing some modelling! This is a very nice little kit by Trumpeter on my preferred scale (1:72) perhaps the only low was the decals but nothing too bad really. I hope you guys like it and all comments are welcomed! Ukrainian Air Force, Gostomoel airport, MIG-29C (Izdeliye 9.13) "White 44" Thanks for looking! Jorge
  14. No worries. Many years ago I purchased a professional lighting case for small objects. It unfolds as a cube, it has a reflective material inside and fluorescent lighting tubes with a plastic diffuser for smooth shadows. The photos were taken with my old Leica M9 and a 50mm Summilux lens at f11. Unfortunately I recently discovered the sensor on my M9 is damage...
  15. Is all good mate. There are things we may never know for sure and we can only speculate with the limited info we've got now.... to me this camo was so attractive (and different) that I went for it thanks for looking and commenting
  16. Hello mates, I've just finished another great FeR Miniature. This time in 1/12 scale, painted with Abteilung 502 and Scale 75 acrylics paints using a redgrass wet palette. I struggle a bit with this one. I’ve painted and re painted many parts until I was somehow pleased with the warm colour palette, although I’m still not 100% satisfied. The texture of the cloak was also quite difficult to do and I’m still thinking it can be better but I’m going to move on to something different and I may come back later once I’m more confident with the technique. One thing I really enjoyed doing was the shield drawing. I spent a long time looking for Viking references and patterns and I ended up combining a couple of things and I’m quite happy with the result. Thanks for looking! and please share your thoughts! cheers, Jorge
  17. This is my third painted figure. Fantastic 1:16 bust packed with detail and expression by FeR miniatures. Originally I was a bit intimidated by the size but it turned out to be an amazing experience overall and a fast one too! I was able to finish it on a weekend. Painted with Abteilung 502 and Scale 75 dense acrylics line using a wet palette. Thanks for looking Jorge
  18. Hi Tzulscha, thank you for looking and commenting. I appreciate the feedback. About the eyes, I've simply followed the free tutorial pdf's available in the Life Miniatures site. They are amazing! You can check download them HERE cheers PS. Once I've finished the Space Adventurer I've painted THIS ONE, which I think is better, would love to get your opinion too Jorge
  19. Hi Bertie, thanks for visiting! Well, I wouldn't say that, but I can say I absolutely loved this hobby!. I've been doing it since I was 8ish and since I've spent the whole of 2020 unemployed this was my daily job. It kept me sane and happy while looking for work...And I reckon when you find yourself with all this time to do what you love things start to shown. I'm always looking for something new, to learn new techniques and to challenge myself with different stuff. cheers mate!
  20. Alright then! In that case, happy to comment! cheers mate
  21. Yes! I see your point and I totally agree. I like that more artistic approach with everything. All my scale models have weathering because I'm trying to tell a story as opposed to just do a correct perfect build. Perhaps you could check my website: www.jarkmodels.com cheers
  22. I'm looking forward to see your work!, Not sure, though I'm really qualify to give you much constructive criticism, but I'll do my best! About being colour blind...yes, it's weird cause, I'm an architect and I work in interior design...my whole life I've interested and involved with colour whether is with my hobbies, drawings and paintings or through my work...and It may give me an advantage or at least let's say a "different point of view"...
  23. Hello again, Bertie! really thanks you for commenting, again! I'm glad the figure is expressing all those emotions through the colours, but I can't take the credit on that. I simply used the reference from the box! Yes, I was more relaxed with this one, since I've broken the ice with the previous one. I personally think I did a better job on this one, It was certainly more complex colour wise. Maybe I should've done a better job with the blending of the strokes or it may be that I'm still working out the wet palette and my paint is still too thick? not sure? The shirt was a challenge!! and I know it could've been better!...remember I've told you about my colour blindness ? well, I've painted the whole shirt red and I was about to add the lines details when my daughter said, what are you doing!!! the shirt is blue!... In regards to the face you are right!, the reference photo in the box clearly shows some stains and water dripping, but, I thought I wasn't there yet, in order to achieved a convincing effect, so I didn't even try! Thank you again for your kind words! I'm really glad I make you empathizing with the figure! that means I dind't do to bad!. cheers
  24. Hi Bertie, thank you very much for taking the time to look and comment. I really appreciate this level of constructive criticism, best way to improve! Yes, I consider this one to be my first real figure painting experience. Before I was just doing some quick rushly painted ones to add some detail into another projects (and the results were pretty average). Now, don't think I've painted the face when inside the helmet, no way! I've painted the head first and then I glue it to the body. The helmet was the last thing I've added together with all the small details (cables, hoses etc) Yes, the skin tone are in fact a bit pink...that is clearly my mistake for a very good reason, I'm colour blind! (but let's keep that secret between us only ) So I rely most of the time on my daughter's eyes to correct me, but sometimes I still get things wrong and is too late to fix them! The suit turned out to look ok, perhaps some of the highlights are a bit too emphasised? but overall all I like the colour variations, and yes I did painted the curved highlights on the helmet, otherwise it would've looked too flat and boring with one shade of white. And regarding the back and sides, I did painted them with a much darker tone. Thanks again, Bertie! cheers
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