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Roman Schilhart

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  1. An incredibly ugly aircraft, but an excellent model! The only area where the kit shows it's age is the clear parts (especially the nose turret).
  2. The Pe-2 is a very elegant aircraft and you've done her justice! The marbled color modulation on top surfaces breaks up the monochrome scheme nicely.
  3. Mike, the pictures look great! Surface detail and panel shading are more visible, and focus seems to better. A very nice blue-nosed Thud.
  4. A very clean build on one of the classic jet fighters from the 1950s. The Fujimi kit may be old, but surface texture and detailling still look up to date. The resin wheels do make a difference!
  5. Thank you for your response and your interest! Yes the model is airbrushed, using my Harder & Steenbeck Evolution with 0.15mm needle/nozzle. To replicate the camo scheme I used Uhu Tac, rolled into sausages, to mask the surface. This gum-like material sticks well and can be shaped into curves easily.
  6. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is my 1/72 Hasegawa SdKfz 251 Ausf.D, painted with Mr.Hobby acrylics. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. The Hasegawa kit was first released in 1999 and does not hold up well against the Dragon kit, which has far better detailling on the inside. I converted the SdKfz 251/1 Ausf.D model kit to a battlefield ambulance, using Sandsmodels resin tarpaulin (to hide the missing interior detail) and decals from Aleran Miniatures ((MS-1). Thank you for your interest, best greetings from Lower Austria, Roman
  7. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is the 1/72 Hasegawa SdKfz 234/3 "Stummel". I painted with Mr.Hobby acrylics and weathered with artist oils, pastel chalks, graphite pen and mud from the garden. Photos by Wolfgang Rabel. The Hasegawa kit was released in 2005 and builds into a nice replica, although detail in simplified in places. I built from the box, with the addition of a few etched parts for the interior (all of them invisible) and the antenna (from streched sprue). This quick build took about 10 days to complete. Thank you for your interest! Roman
  8. Your F-35 looks sinister in it's shade of greys. Well done paint job! It's not an aesthetically pleasing aircraft to my eyes, though.
  9. The Tamiya kit is a wonderful canvas to color your P-47! Most ETO jugs I've seen carry red or yellow nose bands, so blue is an interesting change. Nice trio you have collected.
  10. Thanks for your feedback, Simon! My IBG Cromwell was a smooth build, this kit is not as over-engineered as some of their other vehicles. However, there are a few inacurracies: the wheels have perforations around the rubber rims, according to my research, these were not used on combat vehicles in '44 (that's the reason I replaced the wheels with resin add-ons from Tank Models). The commander cuppola and hatches are a bit poor in detail, the same is true for the gun barrel - I replaced the kit's gun with a part from the Revell Cromwell. I generally enjoyed the build, but was slightly disappointed with some simplifications and omissions. For example I would have appreciated seperate towing hooks (a standard feature on other IBG vehicle kits), an open gun barrel, and photo-etch parts for the ring antenna base (the kit does include a small etched fret).
  11. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is IBG'S 1/72 Cromwell Mk.IV (C-Type Hull), in markings of the 6th Airborne Armoured Regiment, 6th Airborne Division, operating in Normandy in summer 1944. Painted with Mr.Hobby acrylics, photos by Wolfgang Rabel. I added resin tracks and wheels from Tank Models (TM72030), stowage from Modell Trans (MT72062) and photo-etch antenna socket from Dan Taylor Modelworks (C-76081). The mud is real dirt from the garden, mixed with white glue and pigments and applied to the hull with a bristle brush. Weathering with pastel chalks, graphite pen and artist oils. Thank you for your interest in this topic, best greetings from Lower Austria! Roman
  12. Dear fellow Britmodellers, having completed my move from the city to the countryside, I now enjoy bird songs instead of road noise and the greenery of my garden instaed of concrete facades! It took quite some time to set up my modelling room and equipment in the new house, and I'm happy to share my first completed models with you. Number one: the 1/72 Dragon Hummel from the "Neo Pro" line wich features link-and-length tracks instead of the dreaded rubber bands they used before. I built from the box, adding the antenna from stretched sprue, and painted with Mr.Hobby acrylics. Markings represent a vehicle of an unknown Self-propelled artillery regiment on the Eastern Front, 1944/45. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. # Thank you for your interest, best greetings from Lower Austria, Roman
  13. Beautiful model, like @Tempestwulf said, the Academy Tempest really holds up well (much better than their Thphoon).
  14. Excellent modelling, and a very realistic figure! This should be a winner at your next model contest.
  15. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Airfix Hawker Tempest Mk.V in markings of Wing Commander Roland Beamont, No. 150 Wing, based at Newchurch, Kent in June 1944. Painted with Mr.Hobby acrylics. Photos by Wolfgang Rabel. The model was built from the box. I added seatbelts from tape and whip antenna from stretched sprue. Airfix' decals are of excellent quality and settled perfectly onto the surface structure. I opted to paint the D-Day stripes instead of using the decals provided. Thanks for your interest, best greetings from Vienna! Roman
  16. This is superb, Volker! Like your build and paintwork very much.
  17. Wow Miguel, you really put some effort in this build! I'd would never touch such a kit... guess I am a spoiled brat. The transport variant is most attractive! I was hoping for a new tooling in 1/72 when Trumpeter released their Fw-200C's (back in 2013). Unfortunately the transport version never came to happen.
  18. Thank you for feedback, Troy! I should have asked you in first place, I know... I studied the original photo of "Dorothy" (as posted above) before painting for the choice of surface color. Unfortunately it's impossible to tell the color of gear legs and insides from this picture! KP instructions call for Aluminum gear legs, green wheel wells and door insides, and I blindly followed their advice.
  19. Thanks for advice Pete - sounds like a good idea, will try out next time!
  20. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is the new 1/72 Spitfire PR Mk.XI kit, presented at Moson Model Show in Hungary, at the end of April. Built from the box, painted with Mr.Hobby acrylics. Photos by Wolfgang Rabel. This kit is an all-new tooling and comes in various boxings with different marking options. I chose the "USAF" version because I didn't have a Spitfire with "stars and bars"! Markings are from the box, representing an aircraft from 14th Photographic Squadron, 7th Photographic Group, at Mount Farm airbase in 1944. Some PR Spitfires were painted in "PRU Blue". To represent this color shade I used Mr.Hobby H42 Grey Blue (which I found to be the best match). Exhaust stains were applied with my airbrush. The quality of surfaces and fit of parts is very good, the build was smooth and free of trouble. The only thing I wasn't happy with are the stencils, which come on a seperate sheet. The walkways are a bit heavy, inscriptions are oversized and fuzzy, so I replaced them with markings from an Eduard stencil sheet (designed for the Mk.IX). The camera lenses are represented as shallow depressions on the lower fuselage. I painted the lenses gloss black to simulate glass. Thanks you very much for your interest, best greetings from Vienna! Roman
  21. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Dragon Heinkel He-219 A2 in markings of NJG 3 in 1945. Painted with Mr.Hobby acrylics, photos by Wolfgang Rabel. The Dragon model was released in the early 1990s, but is still the best injection-moulded kit in 72 scale. It's age shows with plenty of ill-fitting parts, such as the canopy, wing-to-fuselage joint and panel lines which line up on the belly, but not on the spine. I added Eduard photo-etch for the interior and resin wheels from True Details. The kit's decals were unusable and had to be replaced with AIMS "Heinkel He-219 A" (72DO23). Upper surface camo was free-handed using my Harder & Steenbeck Evolution with 0.15mm needle. The radar antennas are included as photo-etch parts, their attachment requires a steady hand and lots of patience. There's mounting holes for the antenna arms on the nose, which theoretically set the correct angle. In practice this did not work, as I had filled the entire nose with lead shots to prevent a tail-sitter, and the plugs wouldn't go into position because of the inside ballast. All antennas had to be manually adjusted. The spinner spirals are decals, borrowed from an Eduard (Fw-190) kit: The Balkenkreuze on the lower surface were sprayed using a self-cut mask. This way I tried to avoid the dreaded "silvering" of carrier film that sometimes occurs on dark surfaces. Thank you for your interest in this topic! Best greetings from Vienna, Roman
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