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  1. I'd like to start my first WIP to share my progress with all of you here on this project, inspired by Moggy and hgbn's threads on their builds of this classic plane. Slowly but surely, I've been building up my collection of the types that fought in 1982, and I knew at some point, the Hasegawa Neptune in 72nd was a must. My intention is to model the famous "2-P-112" aircraft in the following scheme, and try to replicate the war-weary finish of these birds that flew sorties until they gave up the ghost: Last week I started re-scribing and riveting the entire model, to vary
  2. Hello guys, I want to build Special Hobby's IA 58 Pucará. I know it's a short run kit, so I was wondering, what are the major issues of the kit (fit etc...). I remember building Airfix's rebox of the SH kit a long time ago, but I can't remember if I had issues building it. Thanks!
  3. Hi to all! Here is HobbyBoss 1/72 F9F2 Panther in colors of Argentina. On kit are used Quickboost aftermarket, nose, wheels, wheels covers and jet pipe. Painted, weathered and washed with Ammo Mig colors. Thanks for watching! BR
  4. Hi to all! Here is my latest finished job and this is first time posting my job on this forum. So, model is Airfix A-4B Skyhawk, 1/72 scale and in Argentina colors. It's wonderful Airfix kit and it's pleasure to working on it... Take a look.... Thanks!
  5. Hello guys, it's been a while since I posted in the forum. Here's a photo of my latest model, Trumpeter's F9F-2 Panther in Argentinian colours. I used an Aerocalcas set, 48005, to get these markings
  6. Hello guys, I finished my Super Etendard yesterday. I used Revell acrylics and a brush to paint the model.
  7. Hello guys, it's been a long time since I posted a WIP. I'll be building the most recent boxing of Academy's Super Ètendard in 1:72. I'll be using Aerocalcas's 72004 decal sheet to make this SuE as 3-A-202. The aircraft will be painted with Revell acrylics, with EDSG for the uppers and white for the lower surfaces.
  8. Hi all, Thought that I would share some pics with you all of one of my latest completed models. Built as part of the ongoing (and excellent) Corsair STGB it is Hasegawa's 1/48 F4U-5NL built as an aircraft operated by the Argentine Navy during their 1963 (unsuccessful) revolt against their government. Still a nice kit to build despite getting on a bit it does have a few issues but nothing drastic. I used an old set of FCM decals and they performed very well indeed and certainly seem to be accurate to the pictures I have seen. Enough waffle here are the pictures;
  9. Hello guys, here's my latest model, Hobby Boss's Mirage IIICJ with the markings of the Fuerza Aérea Argentina. I used Condor Decals decals for the insignia.
  10. Hello guys! After nearly three months without scale models to build, I was able to snatch this one from a Facebook seller, Hobby Boss's Mirage IIICJ in 1:48. I won't be using the kit decals, I'll use the ones printed by Condor Decals (of Argentina). The final scheme will be of a Mirage IIICJ based at El Plumerillo Ait Base, Mendoza, 1986. Here are the obligatory box, sprues and decals shots:
  11. Hello... I greet the community from Argentina. I see that I joined Britmodeller in 2015, but I never wrote anything... I can assure you that I'm not a ghost! ^ ^ I am a lover of everything that has wings produced between 1919 and 1939... I am also very tempted by the WWI planes, and the beautiful curves of any time (of some planes too). Although the interwar world is usually silvery with some well-documented colors, being a ghost can sometimes be very convenient at the moment of interpreting lost livery in b/w. I embrace this hobby from the scratch, drawings, and som
  12. Hello guys, this is my latest project, Hasegawa's 1:48 F-86. It was an awesome kit to build, without issues.
  13. Began another Airfix kit last week. This one has really thick spruegates, so some parts ended up with some damage. Box: Sprues (the clear one is not pictured): Decals (I'll paint the Argentinian flag instead of using the decals): First assemblies. In order to reduce weight, I cut off the exhause of the exhaust pipe and glued them to the aircraft (not pictured). More photos soon.
  14. This exquisite little gem from the works of a one-man-in-a-room enterprise in Argentina is a refreshing and beautiful piece of the local aviation history. With a super-clean cast, delicately mastered parts, and fine detail, it is up there with the best in resin releases, and no doubt a product at the very top of cottage industry. If you compare this resin kit with most of what you see in the market (and I have built -and still have in the stash- many), you may feel the urge to trash some of the ones lurking in your stash, which compare extremely unfavorably with this one.
  15. I finished the Corsair today, and there wad enough light in my room, so I was able to take some photos of the finished model. The canopy didn't fit at all, it's too narrow in the end and just hangs above the canopy railing. I also lost one of the gun mounts, and had to fashion a new one from one of the pieces.
  16. Hello guys, here's a glimpse of what will be my next model, an F4U-5 from the Argentinian Navy in 1:48, the kit will be Hasegawa's F4U-5N with parts for a night fighter, but also for the daylight fighter. I'll use Phoenix decals as the only aftermarket. I bought two sheets in case one fails me, but both sheets look ok. All the options are for daylight aircraft, which carried a Light Gull Grey upper colours and white undersides, together with white landing gears and wheel hubs. Click the follow button if you'd like to see how this build goes!
  17. I had bought this kit in a discount from Dukel Hobbies, they were selling it with aftermarket decals and the paints for 2500ARS, cheaper than buying the kit and decals from Hannants. Finished the Canberra yesterday. The kit has some issues, such as the huge gaps when attaching the wings, the wheels that don't have a positive fit on the main landing gear, the cockpit floor that is warped, etc... The only thing I don't like about how I finished it is the demarcation line on the nose, I painted it with different lengths on the right and left sides, and it sorely shows. Anyways, her
  18. After finishing my Spitfire with the Watts two bladed propeller, I decided to begin my biggest project to date, Airfix's Canberra in 1:48. My goal is to have one MIIIE, a SuE, an A-4, a Canberra and a Harrier for the South Atlantic War (see guys? My interests also go beyond German Luftwaffe). Spitfire, boxart and decals. I made several test fits of the cockpit to the fuselage. The floor of it is warped, making it a bit difficult to place. The model also needs 100g minimum of weight to keep it from being a tail sit
  19. I found aftermarket decals for the Argentinian Dagger with the much-loved scheme. the painted over yellow stripes with green (ending up being torquois) to cover the American SEA camouflage. The Only game in Moscow in 1/72 was a bagged Novo Mirage III, the nose of which was tapered down and a new under nose pitot added. I painted the drop tanks in sand camo as they had been borrowed from the Chileans. I then placed it next to my other Novo Mirages of the RAAF and Israeli Air force (Shahak). The base is homemade.
  20. A build from 10 years ago: Another jewel found in the AAHS Journal (Spring 1968), the Argentinian Gresci (or Greschi, or perhaps even Grescci) helicopter imposes its towering beauty upon the unwashed modeling masses. Only two photos can be found in the Journal, of the blurry/grainy quality type, but hey, better than nothing. I found nada on other sources on this very obscure subject, including the ever-providing Internet. Mr Gresci, as stated in the Journal, also designed the 50 hp rotary engine that was supposed to propel the artifact, but apparently choked and died in t
  21. And the last for today, an Argentinian design! (Model built in 2009) Argentinians are very creative people. They have a knack for food, dances and…aviation. Being myself originally from Argentina, let this be an homage to those pioneers that far away from the then centers of development nevertheless dared to dream. Mr. Federico Correa, an engineer, was one of the many pioneers that contributed and propelled aviation in the country from the early days. Of his innovative design only one photo seems to be available, which I saw published in the AAHS (American Aviation H
  22. Hi guys, I will be building a A-4Q skyhawk in 1/48 scale from Hobby Craft. There are some decals to build a B, but also decals for a Q version that where operated at the start from the Falklands war at the aircraft carrier Veintcino De Mayo There are some different schemes in the box. I could do a original painted one with grey and white in high visibility scheme or later in the war when they were operated from land base. Here are the pictures of the box and it's content. The content of the box the decals and the colour schemes. These a
  23. In 1997 I had an impromptu holiday to Argentina (not quite a Withnail “we have come on holiday by mistake” but not really planned). What followed was one of the best trips I have ever had.. Lovely people, lovely country and great food and wine. I also remember seeing lots of rather tired looking retired Argentine airforce planes outside rather tired looking airforce bases....in particular some rather battered looking meteors. Anyway I finally build one of those meteors a few years ago from a nice MGM kit and have been looking for follow up Argentine builds since then.
  24. Hi all, Yet another project! Does anyone know the font for the Argentine naval fixed wing machine, specifically the Neptune and the Tracker (both old schemes)? I need to reproduce the "ARMADA" and serials. Thanks in advance, Martin
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