I like reconnaissance aircraft and I have been building a collection. This is one of such aircraft, an Arado Ar 234 C-4, built using an old 1:72 scale Dragon kit. As far as I could gather, only a couple of these aircraft were ever completed at the end of WWII and I completed it in the decoration suggested by the kit’s producer. The decals were quite old (this model was produced in 1992) and during their application I encountered several problems, with silvering showing in many of them. While solving this issues, it came to my mind that I do not know of many online tutorials that show ways of solving this problem. So this was the motivation to make the attached video.Continue reading “Arado Ar 234 C-4 (1:72 scale)”
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)”
The Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H-1 was a high altitude fighter design by Kurt Tank, based on his previous creation, the Fw 190, but with a larger wings, different engine and tail section (just to name the most obvious differences). Around 10 years ago, I was given the chance to review this model kit and it impressed me on how crisp the parts were, although it lacked some details. So after gathering some photo etched parts, plastic stock, metal tubing and copper wire, I decided to add a few simple details . Continue reading “Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H-1 (1:72 SCALE)”
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.
The second (and final) post regarding this model will concentrate on its painting. The chosen livery is one of the decals options included in the kit box, which features a highly elaborate camouflage that, as far as I am aware, were only seen on photographic reconnaissance version of this aircraft. This particular aircraft belonged to NAGr.1 and the one photograph I found of it was taken (as far as I am aware) in Fritzlar, during March of 1945. Continue reading “Me 262 A-1a/U-3 (1:72 scale) Part 2”