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Andrea Manfroi

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About Andrea Manfroi

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  1. Andrea Manfroi

    Simply a Meteor...

    Dear fellow modellers, here you are few pictures of my last built: OOB Tamiya Meteor F.1. It has been quite e relaxing job and I didn't want to make many upgrades apart few details in the cockpit, on the engine, in the landing gear bays and tail control surfaces in deflected position. Painting and finishing as usual is done with Tamiya stuff applied with airbrush/spray can. Enjoy pictures even if I know they are not the best quality.... I think sooner or later I have to convince myself to by a decent camera. Any comment or suggestion for improvements is welcome. Cheers Andy
  2. Hello fellow modellers, Last summer I had a chance to buy my firs Airfix kit since more that 25years and I have to say I have been positively impressed. Really nothing to do with the old stuff I used to buy when I was a boy. The Defiant kit is nicely detailed and quite easy to build even if the turret requires a bit of patience. As usual for me it is an OOB with just little additional details like belts, some wiring etc. Paint has been done using airbrush and Tamiya acrylics with Tamiya spray cans for finishing. Any comment or suggestion is always welcome. Enjoy pictures. Cheers, Andy
  3. Andrea Manfroi

    I built the model... my grandfather the real one

    Let's try again.... I hope it works now.
  4. Andrea Manfroi

    I built the model... my grandfather the real one

    Thanks to all for suggestions. Here you are another attempt to post pictures. Hope it works now...
  5. Andrea Manfroi

    I built the model... my grandfather the real one

    I'm really sorry for problems with PhotoBucket. I'm trying to re-post the pictures. By the way, does anybody knows a good alternative to Photobucket? I'm really not happy with it.
  6. Back in 1925 the newly created Regia Aeronautica signed a contract with Breda that created a flight school on Bresso airfield on the northern outskirt of Milan. That school trained young pilots using SVA 5 airplanes built in the nearby Breda factory were my grandfather was working as an apprentice. When I was a child he used to tell me a lot of stories about how they built motor cowlings, wings, carved wood to build fuselage, test wings resistance, start-up engines by hand... He used also to draft these planes teaching me about all the different components and I believe this is the reason why many years later I took the decision to become a pilot and an aerospace engineer. So, when I found this model at a local model fair, I was really excited also because decals described exactly one of those Breda school planes that my grandfather built and told me about. The model is the 1/48 Fly... I would say not an easy built. Painting has been done using airbrush with Tamiya acrylics plus special pigments for wood effect (first time I'm using them). I'm not 100% satisfied of the result, maybe I will buy another one and try to do a better job. Here you are the pictures, as usual any comment or suggestion is more than welcome. Cheers Andy
  7. Andrea Manfroi

    15th September 1940

    Great job indeed!
  8. Andrea Manfroi

    Petlyakov PE-2

    I have this kit on my "to do" list. I will follow your posts closely.
  9. Andrea Manfroi

    A Dauntless in my office...

    Hi Pete, yes I made the base as well. They are just two pieces of MDF glued together one over the other painted in black with a spray can. The deck is made with the wood used for wooden ship models. I'm also busy building a cover in synthetic glass, so at the end everything will look like this one here below I made some time ago. cheers Andy
  10. Hello Modellers, because my wife told me that she's fed up with my airplanes all aorund at home I had to take my latest on to my office at work.... Thank God I have some space and maybe in the near future i will bring also another one. This dauntless is almost OOB with just some details added in the cockpit. Painting has been done with airbrush and Tamiya acrylics. Matt finishing is also a Tamiya but spray can. Any comment and criticism is welcome . Enjoy pictures even if quality is not really the best (I took them with mobile phone...). Cheers Andy
  11. Hello modellers, Here you are my last job, the beautiful Tamiya Sturmovik. It's a great kit that it's a pleasure to build (even if a bit expensive). The model is OOB just with few additional details on landing gear and cut of control surfaces in angled position. Paint, as well as glue and finishing spray are all Tamiya. Enjoy the pictures and feel free to comment. Cheers Andy P.S. Apologise for the quality of the pictures... I made them with my mobile phone instead of camera.
  12. There's nothing better than starting the new year with a little nice model.... Here you are my FW190 A8 made using the Tamiya kit built almost OOB. Just some little details added in the cockpit, on the engine and cut tail surfaces to fit them in angled position. The kit is easy to build and does not give any problem. Painting has been quite funny with my old airbrush even if the Italeri acrylics are definitively not the best colours to be sprayed. They dry quickly and have the tendency to block the nozzle. Anyway at the end the outcome is not too bad in my opinion. Weathering as usual done with oil wash and pastels. Enjoy pictures. cheers Andy
  13. Dear fellow modellers, here you are my last built of 2016: a real British classic. The Tamiya kit is not latest standard but still a good and enjoyable one. I just added some details in the cockpit,landing gear and engines, but for the rest is definitively OOB. As usual painting has been done with airbrush using Tamiya acrylics. For weathering I used oil colours and pastels. The matt finishing has been obtained with a Tamiya spray can. Comments and suggestions for improvements are more than welcome. Enjoy the pictures and happy new year Cheers Andy
  14. Hello modellers, here you are my Fiat CR42. The model represent an aircraft of "412^ Squadriglia" based in Eritrea in 1940. This Italeri kit is not too bad, it goes together pretty well even if needs some special care to fit the upper wing. Model is 99% OOB with just few details added in the cockpit and on the engine. Paints used are Italeri acrylics applied with a 0.2 mm nozzle airbrush covered with a layer of matt Tamiya finish paint. Any comments or suggestion is more than welcome. Enjoy the pictures. Cheers Andy
  15. Andrea Manfroi

    Daughters first build Spitfire

    Great job, very well done!
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