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

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)