Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

The "Floating Devastator" work: GWH 1/48

Nice model from GWH. The adhesive masks included in the kit are useless but there is no dificult when adding the decals on the wings with Micro-Sol. The canopy needed a lot of masking with masking tape or Bare Metal foil. The main problem in the assembly is the leading edge of the wings because you cannot sand it properly due to the relieve in the upper side of the wings. The best solution is to fill the gap the best you can with very diluted putty and paint the border of the yellow color just over the joint line.
The model is painted with Alclad Aluminium and AMMO acrylic paints. The panelling and soft weathering was made with Panel Line Washes from AMMO. The floats have a little more weathering with Scratches effects, Rainmarks, Engine Grime, and Slimy Grime products, also from AMMO. Hope you like it.

Diego Quijano.


Extra volume of the definitive Encyclopedia of Aircraft Modelling Techniques now available individually.
In this volume, we will see the whole process: assembly, painting, weathering and finishing steps on a single model, a 1/48 scale F-16c Block 30:

- Assembly and painting of cockpit.
- Detailing and painting of undercarriage.
- Exterior assembly and detailing.
- Camouflage painting in three colors, with modulation and zenithal light effects.
- Placement of decals and stencils.
- Weathering and dirt effects.
- Nozzle painting.
- Final Steps and weapons

This kit was chosen because it is quite complete, combining interesting detailing, attractive painting, and realistic weathering techniques.
This book is organized in the same fashion as the rest of the Encyclopedia and in the introduction of each successive chapter we will refer to the corresponding section of the Encyclopedia. This way you can look up more examples for each step or effect.

Available in English, Spanish and French. You can get the extra volume individualy or you can purchase the whole Encyclopedia, and get the extra volume for free:
Encyclopedia of Aricraft-AMMO by Mig Jimenez 

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 44 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.