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Ulrich's house, Porto Alere, Brazil.
Modelers Express Machine
booze, new jokes and modeling...
Another meeting at Jerônimo's house on November 14, 2008.
Not many of us attended, but it was a very funny meeting, including
tales, new jokes, and the usual BBQ masterly done by Alfredo. We went
all night up to 4:00 in the morning. Here's the rooster of the flying
officers (standing, left to right): Yours truly, Nei, Jerônimo (our
host), Guto, Alfredo and Bruno.
It was a three-scales journey 'til Jerônimo's place. First stop,
Nei's house, where I could check out his Tamiya 1/72 Corsairs in
progress. I can't make justice to his paint job through these pics.
Just fantastic. Here's his Davenport's F4U-1A. Nei told me he used six
different shades to achieve this finish, including heavily thinned
mists of greys to smooth everything.
And here's his interpretation of Wilbur Thomas Birdcage, also in 1/72.
This one already had the wash applied:
He has also finished
this one. Don't ask me the name. I forgot it (apologies to both
modelers in the world who have built one):
Second stop, Alfredo's house. The man has gone nuts for Me-109s... He
can't explain why. It seems to be something related to Gunze paint
fumes. These are his last two Me-109something (1/72, Fine Molds I
Alfredo is also
working on a 1/72 Martlet. It is a modified Hasegawa in desert scheme:
last stop, at Big Nose J's house. After the excellent BBQ, we had time
to talk about models and watch a Mig Productions video. And of course,
do the dishes and etc, a rare view:
For some reason, Guto found himself quite confortable in his new rank:
Back to the models, here are some pieces we brought to the meeting:
Guto's "Quero-quero" glider in 1/72 is fully scratchbuilt, and he made
the rubber molds for a short production run:
And his Tupy (also in
1/72) is a heavily modified kit (I forgot the brand):
And here is
Jerônimo's latest work in progress:
We also checked some
new releases from the endless stash of our host:
Don't ask about this one. I was asked for a full photographic report of