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.

Welcome to MP Miniatures

ISRAELI AIR FORCE H. A. S. (1:144 SCALE) – PART 2

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On this quick post, we can see some of the detailing done to the building exterior, mainly how the concrete texture present on the resin part (front wall) was reproduced on the building walls made from MDF. Continue reading “ISRAELI AIR FORCE H. A. S. (1:144 SCALE) – PART 2”

ISRAELI AIR FORCE H. A. S. (1:144 SCALE) – PART 2

ISRAELI AIR FORCE H. A. S. (1:144 SCALE) – PART 1

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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”

ISRAELI AIR FORCE H. A. S. (1:144 SCALE) – PART 1

DFS 40 (1:48 SCALE)

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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)”

DFS 40 (1:48 SCALE)

Boeing SB-17G (1:72 SCALE)

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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)”

Boeing SB-17G (1:72 SCALE)