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Roman Schilhart

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  1. Great build and excellent weathering. I don't see artillery pieces very often on these pages!
  2. I hope that Arma Hobby will adress this issue in their upcoming P-51D kit, providing two sliding hoods - one for the open, one for the closed position. Just like they did on the P-51B/C.
  3. Of course you are right, Mike. Unfortunately this does not work on the Airifx model, as the hood was not designed to be displayed open. It either lifts in front or at the back.
  4. Thank you very much for feedback, Patrick. Yes, it is the same color indeed, but sprayed in different dilutions. I used a thinner mix for the upperside blotches and spinner, while the prop blades received a 'dryer' coat.
  5. Such an odd aircraft! And a very beautiful model.
  6. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Airfix P-51D Mustang, converted to RAF standards, using Freightdog resin conversion (FDR72013). Painted with Mr.Hobby acrylics, photos by Wolfgang Rabel. Markings from Xtradecals (X72131), representing an aircraft of RAF 19. Squadron, based in Peterhead, early 1945. I added metal gear legs from Scale Aircraft Conversions for better stability. The kit's antenna was covered in flesh, so I replaced it with a piece from my spares box. Painting the yelow-black stripes on the nose was a challenge, because masking tape does not work well on small diameters. I had to touch-up the lines by brush. Thank you for your interest, best greetings from Vienna! Roman
  7. Great model of a very interesting subject.
  8. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Revell Heinkel He-177 A-5 in markings of KG1. Painted with Mr.Hobby acrylics, photos by Wolfgang Rabel. Special thanks @Richard502 for donating the kit, and to @Han Solo for paint advice. The Revell kit was released 20 years ago. Compared to modern toolings, it has some shortcomings, such as poor transparencies and problematic fit on larger parts (wings and fuselage). The Revell kit is still a welcome replacement for the old Airfix model (from the 1960s). For the upper colors, I chose RLM02/RLM70. Decals are from Eagle Strike (72040), representing one of the last Heinkels in service. In autumn of 1944, Kampfgeschwader 1 was disbanded and fight personnel were sent to /JG 7, converting to the Messerschmitt Me 262 fighter jets. The He-177 is mostly displayed with anti-shipping rockets, I loaded my model more conventionally, using the six bombs provided in the Revell kit. The underside was painted RLM65. Thank you for your interest, best greetings from Vienna! Roman
  9. Due to limitation of display space, my glass showcase gets a clean-out every other year. Those models who do not match my current standards are removed. Most of them end up at my Local Hobby Shop as free-takeaways. I'm quite strict in this regard, as my aim is quality, not quantity. Maybe you get the chance to replace the lost models with new built kits? I'm sure you have improved your standards over the years and can build even better models now!
  10. Interesting choice of subjects, these are model kits rarely seen completed. A very attractive trio!
  11. I agree with you. Looks like the "72 scale revolution" is happening in Poland, nowadays.
  12. According to scalemates, the kit was released in 2002. https://www.scalemates.com/de/kits/italeri-1227-mc-205-veltro--110013
  13. A sleek and coloful aircraft, and an attractive addition to the Sky Keg collection!
  14. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is the 1/72 IBG Ford V3000 Maultier Half-Track (Half-Truck?), built with addition of Modeltrans resin tracks. Painted with Mr.Hobby acrylics, weathered with pastel chalks and artist oils. Photos by Wolfgang Rabel. Thank you for your interest. Best greetings from Vienna! Roman
  15. It's complicated but it works - click the link, a small icon appears, then klick again. Very complicated indeed, but worth the effort. The figures have character and are very well painted!
  16. A very unusual subject I've never seen before! Interesting 'snake skin' camo along the fuselage spine.
  17. I fondly remember the care-free times of my childhood, building Matchbox and Airfix kits! They went into battle with my army of plastic soldiers on the living room floor. I did care little about paint accuracy and markings, back in the days! Thanks for bringing back memories.
  18. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Airfix Mosquito B.XVI, built from the box. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. My only add-ons were seatbelts and steel wire for the tail fin antenna. Painted with a mix of Mr.Hobby and Tamiya acrylics. A full build review will appear in an upcoming edition of Phoenix Aviation Modelling. Thank you for your interest! Best greetings from Vienna, Roman
  19. A different Jug! Beautiful build and painting.
  20. Absolutely worth to recover from the 'shelf of doom'! Looks splendid.
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