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

wood grain decals Revell Ho-229 1/72
progress progress progress....slowly but surely. :-)
Uschi van der Rosten Wood Grain Decal
Preparing for Wood Grain Decal Application
Wood Grain Decal Uschi van der Rosten
Its taking shape.

Subtile shadows, applied in the final strength are part of the preparation. Thats one big plus for a transparent decal compared to an opaque version.
Subtile shadows, applied in the final strength are part of the preparation. Thats one big plus for a transparent decal compared to an opaque version.

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.

hand painted wood grain
hand painted wood grain

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....

1/48 Accurate Miniatures Grumman F3F-2
1/48 Accurate Miniatures Grumman F3F-2

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)

A very beautiful article. I felt very honored to show up right next to Robert and MIG. Milestone.
A very beautiful article. I felt very honored to show up right next to Robert and MIG. Milestone.

Just found a video. :-) Nice :-)

Modellbau Jahrbuch 2013, released by ModellFan (GER, A, CH)

ModellFan (GER, A, CH)

That was part one of a "How to" article on painting wood grain by hand.
That was part one of a "How to" article on painting wood grain by hand.

ModellFan (GER, A, CH)

Part two of painting wood grain by hand plus the He-162 in one mag. Again a milestone.
Part two of painting wood grain by hand plus the He-162 in one mag. Again a milestone.

Scale Aviation Modeller (UK)

The "LVG" shows up in the english speaking world for the first time. Lovely!
The "LVG" shows up in the english speaking world for the first time. Lovely!

ModellFab (GER, A, CH)

Bronco´s Type XXVII midget sub in ModellFan.
Bronco´s Type XXVII midget sub in ModellFan.

Model Time (ITA)

Cover Girl in Italy! Great article design. I love the black look of this issue.
Cover Girl in Italy! Great article design. I love the black look of this issue.

Various things in progress

Thats what needs to be finished before I even consider to start something new.

1/72 Wiener Modellbau Manufaktur  "SMS Adler"
1/72 Wiener Modellbau Manufaktur "SMS Adler"
Walther Pezzali´s "Futuristic Robot Ameise"
Walther Pezzali´s "Futuristic Robot Ameise"