MP Miniatures is a blog dedicated to scale modeling. This hobby has been in my life for more than a quarter of a century, being a constant source of enjoyment and relaxation. This blog was created to share some of the models I’ve been building over the years and help me documenting the latest projects, keeping track of experiments with different techniques and its results. I hope you will enjoy it and that you will find information useful for your own scale modelling projects.
I have been using Noy’s Miniatures 1:144 printed card bases for many years, as I find them perfect to display my aircraft models. When I was given the chance to build their newly released 1:144 scale Israeli Hardened Aircraft Shelter, I simply could not say no! I usually do not build dioramas, but I like to display my models in a little scenic base, as it helps to contextualize the modeled subject and this kit will certainly fulfill this job beautifully. After checking what other modellers have done with Noy’s Miniatires 1:72 scale HAS kit, the temptation to add some interior details was unavoidable! This first post of this build series will show how the main structure was build up. Continue reading “ISRAELI AIR FORCE H. A. S. (1:144 SCALE) – PART 1”
Another small model completed in 2019 was this minute MiG-19S, produced by Mark I. The kit was detailed with Mark I produced photo-etched set and a few bits made from metal tubing. Cutting the trimming these tubes can be hard (specially if you are using hypodermic needles as a source material), but with simple tools you can easily get the shape you are aiming for. Continue reading “MiG-19S (1:144 SCALE)”
Experimental airplanes always fascinated me, as they are used to explore the unknowns of flight, pushing the frontiers of our knowledge. The DFS 40 (also known as Delta V) was such an airplane, designed by Alexander Lippisch in the late 30’s. It was a follow up on previous Lippisch’s designs of tailless aircraft, this one being almost a flying wing. Unfortunately, I could not find much information regarding it and the most significant fact I could gather was that it crashed early in its flight program, due to a error in center of gravity calculation. Continue reading “DFS 40 (1:48 SCALE)”
A couple of years ago, a friend asked if I could help with a project he and his superior were planning. He is a member of Portuguese Air Force and at the time, he was serving at Base Aérea Nº4 (BA4), an air base in Azores, which was celebrating its 75th anniversary. The project was to create a small model collection with all the aircraft types that served there. So my contribution for this project was this SB-17G. Continue reading “Boeing SB-17G (1:72 SCALE)”
Submarines are a theme that caught my attention a number of years ago and to be able to gather a small collection, I have settled on the 1:350 scale, a nice compromise between size and detail (at least, in my humble opinion). Before buying this model, I knew next to nothing regarding Project 1710, but its slick look fascinated me and as it was in my elected scale, I could not resist to add it to my collection. Continue reading “SS-533 – PROJECT 1710 (1:350 SCALE)”