Welcome to MP Miniatures

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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.

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Welcome to MP Miniatures

B-271 Kolpino Submarine (1:350 scale)

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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)”

B-271 Kolpino Submarine (1:350 scale)

Honda S800 (1:24 scale) Part 2

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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”

Honda S800 (1:24 scale) Part 2

Honda S800 (1:24 scale) Part 1

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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”

Honda S800 (1:24 scale) Part 1

Tupolev Tu-2T (1:48 scale)

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While attending a model exhibition, in late 2012, I noticed a model of a Tu-2 and thought to myself “What a gorgeous airplane!”. Its smooth lines appealed to me and I managed to figured out it was (at the time) the newly released Xuntong Models 1:48 scale Tu-2T kit. A couple of weeks later, I was given the chance to review the model for Scale Aircraft Modelling and immediately jumped at the opportunity.

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Tupolev Tu-2T (1:48 scale)