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Artie last won the day on June 26 2018

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About Artie

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    IPMS Canary Islands
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  1. Thanks for your kind words, Friends..... The Alclad was sprayed at a very low psi, over a glossy black enamel base. On the other hand, the Humbrol Trainer Yellow was sprayed in three thin coats over a light grey enamel primer. According to the instructions sheet, those markings are for an 11th RFS, RAF, during late 38. It's noteworthy the use of the short tail, wich comes as a resin optional part. Stever: thanks to our "early" lockdown and self isolation, we can be happy for the low contagion ratio here in the isles, as well as the fatalities. The three firts infected ones here were German tourists wich were quickly put under isolation at the Hospital. Then, an italian lady infected other tourists in the unfamous hotel in Adeje...... Comparing to mainland, we can say we live in a safe place, but must admit that people here is behaving in a more responsable way than in the continent. maybe the better weather conditions have something to do.... Keep safe…!!!! And enjoy model building…!!!
  2. Hi all…….Another one I'd like to call finished. The nice Special Hobby's Miles Magister Mk.I, a pleasant build of a not so often seen model. I really like building those "second line" planes wich, for one or other reason tend to be forgotten by some modellers. Maybe the clean look, maybe the colourful schemes, but surely a beautiful adition to any collection. It's an easy multimedia kit. Some fiddly PE parts to deal with, and a few tiny resin parts, but this is the final result. I used Humbrol enamel to represent the trainer yellow scheme, and Alclad II "Airframe aluminium" for the nose área. Hope you'll like it... Best regards from Tenerife, and please stay safe…. IMG_20200425_202020 by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200425_201943 by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200425_201913 by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200425_201858 by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr
  3. Please, count me in....!!!! Time line for this SIG, please???? Best regards from Tenerife
  4. Hi Sirs…...Hope everyone's fine there….. Glad to announce the "Garrapata" is finally finished, and ready for moulds. Just waiting for the lockdown end, to get the silicone and make the moulds. Best wishes from Tenerife...
  5. Lovely Bulldog. With your permission, I'm going to save some pictures thta Will be used as a guide with my own Bulldog, but in spanish civil war colours. Your work is very inspiring, and as you properly said, the Lidndberg's kit is not exempt of some shortcomings, though the overall shape is very nice for a kit with five decades on its back... Cheers
  6. Good evening. Another one flies from the bench to the cabinet..... IIRC, the Academy kit is a reboxing of an old Haseawa kit, but with engraved panels. Even the terrible navy blue plastic is the same. I built it OOB, except for a set of resin wheels (those included in the kit resembled a pair of Mud Terrain BG Goodrichs, fine for a Land Rover, but not for a plane). I used a set of 5" HVAR rockets and bomb from my spares box, as those included in the kit were a mere rubish. This time, I used Testors' enamels...got a few bottles with are still in very good condition, so why not...... Hope you'll like it....Best regards from Tenerife...!!! IMG_20200405_202540[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200405_202531[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200405_202520[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200405_202844[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200405_202509[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200405_202627[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr
  7. Good evening.....Another old project wich finds its way into the cabinet, "thanks" to this sad quarentine situation. This kit has got a special appeal to me. It was given to me by the late Eduardo Represa, the former president of our Club. He gave me lots of kits before his passing away, and I keep them like a treasure. On the other hand, when I started looking for information about the colours used by the Royal Canadian Navy Furies, Mr. Dereck Pennington, who sadly passed away not long ago, sent me some unvaluable info. Finishing the kit would be a fitting tribute for both of them, so off I went. Here's the result, a simple kit, built OOB and painted with Gunze Sangyo colours. I know there're much better options out there, but none of them mean as much as this one to me. Hope you'll like it. IMG_20200404_183053[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200404_183125[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200404_183117[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200404_183145[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200404_183205[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr
  8. Thanks for your kind words. This was a case of "you won't win this battle, little lumo of resin". I know it's not uo o today's modelling standards, but I'm hapy with the final result. Cheers.. l
  9. Thank you very much for your kind comments. Whenever I choose a kit to build, the only thing I care about is the historic background. I tend to prefer "bizarre" subjects, instead of the so often seen ones. This one was a natural contender.... Cheers...
  10. Well...this kit came to my hands from the Kit Swap at the SMW, Telford, some years ago. Smeone threw it into a Heller's T6G box (ex-Occidental Réplicas kit). Think about a kit from 1956, Very basic in every aspect, loaded with raised rivets, an absolutely spurious cockpit, engine or undercarriage details, a terribly "frosted" canopy, and made from a very weird, heavy and brittle plastic......It all started as a fun, weekend project. A gentleman asked me to build a spanish Ejército del Aire T6G for him, as he used to fly them back in the late sixties, erly seventies. He wanted it to be a "desk top" ornament, with no details at all, wheels up and so......This old Aurora kit could fit those requirements, but sometime during the decision process, I came across an old Ocidental kit wich had lost of missing parts and was waiting for a much needed "restoration"......Why don't restore the Ocidental kit, and give it to my friend for his office, and give this old banger a chance instead???? Could be an interesting challenge. I sanded all the rivets, scribed all the panels, and added some parts from my "spares box"....Monogram cokpit, propeller and engine, Occidental Réplicas undercarriage, underwing stores, canopy and cowling, and suddenly, something similar to a Texan appeared on my workbench...... I painted it to represent a french machine belonging to EALA 11/72 during the Algerian campaign. I used Humbrol enamels to paint it, and some pastel chalks for weathering......Hope you'll like it....!!! IMG_20200330_223418[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200330_223508[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200330_223453[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200330_223442[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr
  11. Second in line came this old lady. IMHO, this one of the best looking aircaft from the Golden Age of aviation. I think it's a masterpiece of art decó design. The obvious way would have been a colourful USAAC trainer, with that shiny NMF fuselage and chrome yellow wings, but I finally decided to build it as one of those ex-dutch machines pressed into service by the australians once they flew from Java, after the japanese invasion. They weren't used as trainers, but as hacks or liaison planes by the Aussies, AFAIK. Please, correct me if I'm wrong.... I scratch built some cockpit detail, but apart from that , it's OOB. Rigging was made with electric guitar, 0,008 plain steel string. IMG_20200329_185452[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200329_185440[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200329_185512[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200329_185503[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200329_185553[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200329_185525[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr
  12. Hi all...Hope everything's fine, and all of you and relatives are safe and healthy. Taking advantage of this terrible quarentine wich keeps us safely at home, I've been finishing some old projects that have been lurking for so long. This is the first of those long term projects to see it's way into the cabinet. NKR resin 1/48 kit. Never knew about this kit until I came across at SMW, some years ago. I liked the idea of a basic RAAF trainer, apart from the fact that I was building a Wiraway by then. The resin was terrible, soft, covered in bubbles and with most of the tiny parts unusabled. I built a cockpit interior from scratch, using the scarce ravailable references back then (at least for me). The engine was detailed with some copper wire and stretched sprue. Finally, I painted the kit with Humbrol enamels, and kept weathering to a minimun. Hope you'll like it....Best regards from Tenerife....!!!! IMG_20200328_185634[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200328_185648[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200328_185706[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200328_185809[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr
  13. Terrific....!!!!!! One of the best looking models I've seen lately. Is that a Martlet V, by any chance???
  14. Hello again from Tenerife, dear friends....Been a long time since I last posted anything....I've been away from modelling for a while, but I'm trying to get back into modelling again. The first thing I've done is preparing my working place, as it was somehow on the disasterous side......I've also put some order into my stash, as all my unbuilt models have spent the last years lurking into carboard boxes, with no idea about what was inside....... My new workbench..... IMG_20200213_150455[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr My evergrowing stash.... IMG_20200213_150556[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200213_150540[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr Regarding our local IPMS branch, IPMS Canary Islands, we've finally decided to get our own premises to meet, build models and enjoy some good whiskey and cigars.....we've rented a place (former hairdresser's shop) were we're going to set up our club......by march, the 1st, we'll be there hopefully. On the other hand, and talking about Scratchaeronautics activity, and following the wise advice given by mike Costello (aka Bootneck), we've completely changed our procedures. Apart from moving all the machinery, toolings, moulds, etc..to the above said premises, we've reached an agreement with a friend who is going to be in charge of the bussiness area.....everything sales related will be his responsability. He's been doing so for two months now, with great result. No more delays, fast communication, etc...... The only new project currently available is the 1/48 scale Grumman F11F Tiger, both in long or short nose versions. Well, eagerly waiting to resume modelling ....!!!!! Best regards from the isles...... IMG_20200213_191808[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr
  15. I'm not excatly interested about another Bf109 at all, the same way I'm not interested about the umpteenth Mustang, or Fw190, or..........I'de rather prefer a new Hakwer Fury, for example... That said, I find it very good news that any manufacturer decides to offer a new kit, wichever it may be. That's a good proof about this hobby's good health. Will I buy one of these???? Surely NO. Am I happy about a new Bf109 on the block??? Definitely YES. Best regards...!!!
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