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Marczak, unless noted.
Cave, Porto Alere, Brazil.
Modelers Express Machine
new kits, new jokes and modeling...
Another meeting, officially opening the Styrene Cave, took
place on March 28, 2009.
We had an enthusiastic rooster of guests, sprues to eat, and thinners
to drink. We started by 16:00 and went through the night up to 23:00.
It all started by arranging the place the recieve our guests. Here's
Alex relaxing before the gang started to arrive, and Luis Mulé
still hadn't decided between watching the game or checking the models...
folks arrived bringing models, we didn't lost a minute to examine
each one of them. Here's Fernando (standing) explaining something to
Sandro (who seems more interested in the game on TV) while André
can't stop thinking in his next models:
Meanwhile, the others
were outside drinking and discussing ongoing projects (from left to
righ: Jarbas, Felipe, Luis, Alex and Victor):
We improvised a small
photo-studio to take pics of the models. Here's Blanco and Sandro
waiting for the photographer (me) while Felipe watches closely from the
arrive, and none of them could scape from the merciless scrutiny of
Blanco and Sandro:
But there outside,
new books and magazines were in order for a time:
A curious photo of
"Thinking Man" André:
And a funny moment,
when Alex decided to open his last mail package during the meeting...
and what a package - tons of new books:
with these moments, let's take a look on some models brought by our
guests to the meeting. Luis showed us his wonderfully made (ex-)sail
ships, in the best of Jack Sparrow style:
Luis also showed some members of his WWI collection. Here are two
Revell classics in 1/28, the Fokker Dr.I and the Nieuport:
While this one is the
Hobbycraft (old molding) Camel in 1/32:
Jarbas brought this
bestiality - a M4 Sherman in 1/16 (you should see him pushing it on the
floor like a kid and his toy) - the Jack Daniel's is mine:
Blanco showed his
recently finished Mirage III in 1/48 (Eduard kit, I guess). Excellent
finish, as usual. How he accomplish such a hard edge effect by
free-hand airbrushing is still a mistery:
Sandro brought two of
his models, too, unseen by many of the attendees. Here's his 1/48 Spit
in desert livery:
And his marvelous
Tamiya Me-262 in 1/48, it is never too much to see it again:
After checking the
models, more booze. The sun has long gone, but the talking was great:
When the jokes
started to be repeated for the third time, some guys decided to go
inside and talk about models again:
addiction... Blanco decided to start his F-105 right away:
Some folks remained
surprisingly lucid, like Luis here, peacefully reading a magazine late
in the night:
We finished the night
watching a couple of modeling videos:
And that was all
folks. A great meeting. Can't wait for the next month's reunion...