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.
After some years of building scale models, you can gather a small collection. I like to have a consistent look in my small collection and for my 1:72 military vehicle models, I settled in presenting them in a simple wood base with a brass identification label. The assembly of such base will be the focus of this post.
Continue reading “Merkava I (1:72 scale)”
The last installment of this little Sea King build will briefly show how it was painted and weathered. We last saw the model primed in black, unifying the base color of all the model’s components. I’ve used black simply because it was the color I wanted to use for the clear part’s interior frames. Continue reading “SH-3G SEA KING (1:144 SCALE) Part 4”
After a few weeks away from the model, here are a few photos showing what has been done in the last few days. Continue reading “SH-3G SEA KING (1:144 SCALE) PART 3”
This second installment of the Sea King build is focused on the model’s windows, specially showing the approach used to open the fuselage windows. Continue reading “SH-3G Sea King (1:144 scale) PART 2”
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. After deciding 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 a 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)”