photos copyrighted by RJ
Marczak, unless noted.
Cave, Porto Alere, Brazil.
Modelers Express Machine
new kits, new jokes and modeling...
We are trying to make official the group meeting every third Thursday
at the Styrene Cave.
The last one took
was this one, on May 21, 2009.
Fewer fellows than the last one, but a very good meeting.
I arrived a bit late, and found André, Blanco and Fernando fully
set up not only for talking, but for actually building models, too:
Blanco not only brought his tool case, but also his Me-262 in a very
advanced building stage:
also took a good part of his collection to the meeting. Way to go,
And of course the
usual share of new kits and books:
Here is Fernando
trying to decide what to check first, while the unstoppable Blanco is
sanding the slats of his Me-262:
wasn't happy at all with the resin slats of his current project. Here,
he is explaining to the photographer (me) why the complains:
But after a while,
Sandro and Jarbas arrived. Sandro, having passed through the same
problems with his Tamiya's Me-262, gave some suggestions to Blanco
about how to overcome the problems:
other corner of the room, the workbench was set by Vlad, currently
working on a Sukhoi something:
are some of the models brought to the meeting by Blanco, including his
magnificent Macchi airbrushed freehand (I'll set up Blanco's own
This is Vlad's Me-262 - the man is improving his airbrushing skills...
Having missing the
previous meeting, Jerônimo dropped by and brought his little
Panzer in 1/72. That's amazing to see all the corrections he made on
this model (Mirage, I guess...), including enlargement of the hull in
order to better match the actual dimensions:
Later in the night,
we had a good movie section - always good to watch Geoff Coughlin in
action, and some walkarounds as well as a set photos from a recent
Brazilian Army manouver, presented by Jarbas:
I forgot to mention
that Sandro wasn't alone, he took his dog Stuka to the meeting.
Wellcome aboard Stuka... Hope to see you in the next meetings with
Charlotte the Harlot (my dog). Looking at these pics, it becomes clear
who is the boss:
And here's the
rooster of flying officers that night - just in case somebody needs a
legal proof that he was actually there: