Thanks for your interest! :-)
I build everything that attracts me in a way. So here is everything mixed, including a few test bits. There isnt everything included I´ve built in the past few years. Some of it I dont find to be cool anymore and some were lost due to a computer crash. However, I hope you like what you see:
Preparations for Wood Grain decal application
I premanently try to maintain and improve the quality of Uschi´s products. One key element for developing the expertise required is to work with it. Thats what I do here on Revell´s Ho-229. Stay tuned for the next update.
Testing a new hand painted woodgrain style.
Being known a little bit for notoriously developing and using woodgrain decals, I decided to train my skills in painting it by hand a lil bit more. I´m still addicted to oil colors, so here is how it was done. Basecoat is Gunze H318 with heavy preshading, followed by a glaze with Burnt Sienna oil colors. The oil colors are "dryed out" prior use, by letting them cure on a piece of cardboard for a while. They were applied with a normal chisel brush, pretty much taking the standard approach, creating a first streaked texture. The final grain is "massaged in" with a small chisel- and a pin brush. Some very gentle and soft touches with a very fine fan brush smoothened the final picture. I look forward to the end of the curing to give it a clear coat.
1/32 Wingnut Wings Roland D.Va
Ouh boy. I had so much fun on this one. I´m a "lazy modeler" which means that I discovered a rule which fits my habits: " The better the kit, the better the result." Wingnut Wings is just my cup of tea...
1/35 Bronco Type XXVIIB "Seehund"
Considered beeing a side-project and it really was one. A simple and easy kit with perfect fit. I even felt the mood to add some mods according to the Seehund on display in Brest. All of the sudden I had "my canvas" done and was ready to test my airbrush skills. A great learning curve.
1/48 Accurate Miniatures Grumman F3F-2
What a lil bitch.... This kit really challenged my patience and it was just due to my passion for "Yellow Wing Subjects" that I finished this...actually nice little bird. Had some 6+ month of a break on this one. Can someone please release it according to today´s molding- and fit-standards?
Oh well...I extended my knowledge on NMF finishes (Natural Metal Finish) at least. Again a great learning curve. Got the F3F-1 and the "Gulfhawk"- version, both by AccMin in my stash as well. We´ll see....
1/72 Special Hobby Type XXIII
Planned as a side project...ended up in a fight. I´m not happy with the engineering of the kit, compared to the spicy price. Well...I tried my best tackling that thing. Did I prevail? You decide....
1/48 Tamiya He-162
Pure fun! Excellently egineered, well through thought, shake&bake. Tamiya at its best. I paid some 25€ for it and had so...much....fun. Seriously. A great kit that drew my deep into the history of the Luftwaffe at the dusk of WWII. Anytime again.
I decided to buy the 32nd scale kit by Revell and do a different finish one fine day. If Revell delivers 50% of the quality of Tamiya, I´m fine.
Art of Modeling (GER, F, BE/NE/LUX)
Just found a video. :-) Nice :-)
Modellbau Jahrbuch 2013, released by ModellFan (GER, A, CH)
ModellFan (GER, A, CH)
ModellFan (GER, A, CH)
Scale Aviation Modeller (UK)
ModellFab (GER, A, CH)
Model Time (ITA)
Various things in progress
Thats what needs to be finished before I even consider to start something new.