The first official meeting of the year took place at The Styrene Cave during the last week of March, after a long and hot summer vacation.
We have some new attendees and people started to gather early in the
night. As usual, Nestor and Zarichta opened the night racing for the
And thankfully, the guys brought the models with them.
brough an interesting piece of history - some original WWII Iron
crosses, as well as a list of the official manufacturers and their
signatures, one of the necessary steps to certify originality of these
things. Well researched, for sure:
Full house about 9 PM, finally. Among the new kits brought in, André, Fred and Blanco had a long discussion among the features of the new Academy F-4 Phantom:
Here are Zarichta and Kuckartz discussing something... and Ocama leaving his mark:
explaining the beauty of life to Luis. I don't think he is really
believing in a single word... Anyway, I registered the moment for
let's take a look on some of the finished models. Nestor came with this
monster, Bronco's Type XXIII in 1/35 scale (whad did you expect?):
In sequence, Zarichta's Ju-88 night fighter, Ocama's Tamiya Zero and Luis Gotha (in progress), all in 1/72:
I never get tired of shooting Sandro's magnificent Tamiya Meteor in 1/48. Also shown is Kuckartz 1/72 Heinkel He-177::
We had a bunch of 1/35 vignettes this time, and some were very creative:
We also had some 'in progress' projects to check out. Shinke is working on a USS Enterprise (I guess).
And Lenon showed how his Hasegawa F-4 was going. He is stuffing a whole deal of PE and resin in this one:
usual, Bradley worked on a model. Here is he tackling the paint
chipping effect on his 1/35 scale Elephant. The man is unstoppable in
his drive to finish twelve models this year (his words!). At this rate,
he will succeed. Shame on the rest of us:
He also brought his latest crawlers:
Late in the night, Fabrício gave us a short workshop on the use of airbrushes to shadow and hightlight figures (well, actually it was a private class to Sandro, but we all sneaked in to learn something). A big thank you Fabricio!