Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Mig-21 chronicle (8).

Ok, a final update with photos of the finished quick diorama. Just some elements to put the Mig into context.
I used a Soviet Hex Airfield from Uschi Van Der Rosten, an Ural fuel tanker from Balaton Models, a soviet weapons loading cart by Aerobonus, photoetched wheel chocks from Brengun and a photoetched ladder from Eduard.
The gorgeous photos were shooted by Ricardo Rodríguez.

Here is the link for the whole aircraft photos: Mig-21


Monday, June 23, 2014


Time for another wonderful artist I love. These are some beautiful "Alien" works by Japanese artist Yoshihiko Sano. I don´t know what you think but in my opinion these paintinjob is simply amazing.
Mr. Sano has also sculpted some great statues for Roswell Japan, you may want to have a look: Roswell Japan


Dog Alien: Sideshow 1/4 Maquette


Dog Alien: Halcyon 1/9 Plastic Model Kit

Alien Twin Bust: Furyu Prize

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The "Spanish Hornet" work: Hasegawa 1/48.

After making  the "Spanish Adversary" with a former Top Gun´s F-18 in Spanish markings, I have had the feeling of being in the obligation to build a Hornet in the standard Spanish scheme. Of course the grey camo is not as eye-catching as the Navy´s adversary colors but with some weathering it looks really nice.
And here it is, I´m not a Lannister but I also pay my debts. Usually.
Apart from Hasegawa´s kit I also used the cockpit from Aires, the seamless air intakes from Rhino, Eduard´s AIM-9L Sidewinders and the "Export Bugs" decal sheet from F4Dable Models. 
I used Tamiya acrylics and Gunze´s Hobby colors to paint the aircraft. The weathering is done mainly with Ammo products except some effects in the flaps made with a graphite pencil.
Hope you like it.

Diego Quijano.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The "Shades of Death" work: Tamiya 1/48.

Can death be sleep, when life is but a dream,
And scenes of bliss pass as a phantom by?
The transient pleasures as a vision seem,
And yet we think the greatest pain's to die.

How strange it is that man on earth should roam,
And lead a life of woe, but not forsake
His rugged path; nor dare he view alone
His future doom which is but to awake.

On Death -John Keats.

Ok, now I can say this T-34 extravaganza is finally finished, I hope. It has been the first time I make two different works with the same model, and I guess the last one, but the circumstances were propitious.
For those interested you can read the "Shades of Chaos" article in Panzer Aces nº 45
and the "Shades of Death" article in The Weathering Magazine Snow & Ice issue

 And a final photo for the size comparison. Cheers!