Friday, February 10, 2017


Introducing the Fifth volume of the definitive modeling guide, Encyclopedia of Aircraft Modelling Techniques. This volume covers the following subjects in depth through its 155 pages and more than 700 high quality pictures:
  • How to assemble, paint, and weather fuel tanks and all types of weapons including missiles, bombs, machine guns, and cannons.
  • How to proceed with the Final Steps, including the key steps to get the best finishing possible on our models: final painting steps; painting of propellers; navigation lights; transparent covers; probes, antennas and small parts; assembling parts painted seperately; antenna wires and braces. As well as the final weathering effects of dirt, grease stains, oil, fuel, dust, earth, and mud.
  • Final gallery with photos of the finished models and a list of the techniques used on each one.
It is available in English, Spanish and French. You can get the volumes individualy or you can purchase the whole 5 volumes, and get a free extra 42 pages volume:
Encyclopedia of Aricraft-AMMO by Mig Jimenez 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Spitfire Mk IXc Tamiya 1/32. Cockpit (Part 1)

COCKPIT STAGE 1: I used resin sets from Barracuda Cast for the cockpit sidewalls, seat and control stick. I also used Eduard´s photoetched sheet for the rudder pedals and some details of the seat. The Tamiya photoetched sheet that includes the kit is also useful for some details. Other details are made from scratch with white styrene pieces from Evergreen. The wires are made with lead wire from Plusmodel and electric copper wire.
Appart from the booklet with photos included in the kit I used Modellers datafile # 03 from SAM publication and a wonderful article about this model by Maciek Żywczyk.