How I photograph scale models

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1:48 Airco DH-2 model, built using Eduard’s stripdown kit.

A few years ago, I made a small workshop on scale model photography during Beja Modelshow 2017. It was a challenge proposed by our friend Simão Matos, one of the organizers of the exhibition.  When finishing the workshop, I was surprised with the amount of requests for a written sum up, as it was considered to be to much information to be absorbed in a couple of hours. In the mean time, many other modellers have shared their approach and thoughts regarding scale model photography (some are listed bellow), so I decided just to describe my workflow for making a photo to share online. So, finally, here it is! Continue reading “How I photograph scale models”

How I photograph scale models

F-15I (1:144 SCALE) – PART 2

In this second installment, we will continue with this minute F-15 build, concentrating on the camouflage painting (including a little video, showing how to freehand airbrush the camouflage colors). The aircraft I choose to depict is portrayed in a profile published in the excellent “F-15I Ra’am in IAF service” book, from Isradecal (the profile is in page 31). So, lets start applying paint!

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F-15I (1:144 SCALE) – PART 2

F-15I (1:144 SCALE) – PART 1

As a companion to the Israeli H. A. S. I am currently building, I decided to assemble an aircraft and I settled with the F-15I. I had a Revell’s F-15E kit in my pile of to be assembled kits and converting it to an F-15I looked like something I could achieve. This first post shows the small changes done to Revell’s F-15E, bringing it closer to the F-15I look.

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F-15I (1:144 SCALE) – PART 1

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