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.
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.
Revell 1/72 Ho-229
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.
Still im progress. WNW´s Early Hansa
Art of Modeling (GER, F, BE/NE/LUX)
Just found a video. :-) Nice :-)