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.
In the following installments, we’ll be seeing a model in progression, posting updates as I’m building it. It is a small scale model (1:144) of a SH-3G Sea King helicopter, using a kit produced by Sweet Aviation Models from Japan. Their Sea King model is exquisite, but the winch part is molded in a strange type of plastic (it does not look like polystyrene) whose detail is well under par compared to the rest of the model. Decided to scratch build the winch, the project quickly snowballed into detailing some other components. Continue reading “SH-3G Sea King (1:144 scale) Part 1”
I was just a toddler when in June 1981, 8 F-16A from the Israeli Air Force bombed the Al-Tuwaythah Nuclear Research Facility, outside Baghdad, Iraq. This operation showed just how versatile these little airplanes are and three and a half decades later, it is undoubtedly the most successful “modern” fighter design. In order to add an F-16A to my 1:144 scale aircraft collection, I choose to model one of the aircraft that took part in that 1981 operation. Continue reading “F-16A Netz (1:144 scale)”
Another recently found interest of mine are submarines. This interest appeared after visiting the Seaplane Harbour museum, in Talin, Estonia. The center piece of their collection is the submarine (EML Lembit) with the impressive distinction of being the one with the longest service life on record (first commissioned in 1934 and decommissioned in 2011). This visit was so impressive (at least for me) that I decided to build a small collection of submarine models. Continue reading “B-271 Kolpino Submarine (1:350 scale)”
In the last few years, I have rediscovered the 1:144 scale. While a young teenager, I built a couple of these small models, but back them, my lack of skill did not allow me to add the details I was craving for and so, I mainly built models in larger scales. Continue reading “EA-18G Growler (1:144 SCALE)”
Some 10 years ago I came across a few photos from the mid-50’s, of an Israeli Independence day’s parade. A number of Sherman tanks were quite prominent and so I decided to model one of such tanks. Continue reading “M4A4t (1:35 SCALE)”
This little sports car was equipped with a small, high reeving engine engine with a not commonly found chain transmission for the rear wheels. As this was a “wild racer” I imagined it to have an upgraded engine, with more torque and so, using most of the kit parts, modified the rear transmission and suspensions to accommodate a more conventional rear live axle. Continue reading “Honda S800 (1:24 scale) Part 2”
A great number of years ago (this was back in 2007), the forum Scale Plastic Cars organized a contest with a 60’s era theme. At the time, Tamiya‘s Honda S800 was the only car model from the 60’s I had at home. I decided to build it and while browsing through some photos of historic racers, a few cars with widened fenders called my attention. Continue reading “Honda S800 (1:24 scale) Part 1”