On last Thursday, April 28 we had another meeting during the Year of the Lord of 2016,
HQ. Now this was a fun meeting.
was in the highest mood, and what could be just a cold night with a dim
attendance ended up being one of the best and productive meetings ever!
left their jobs and started to gather around 8 PM. On the models table
we had several interesting things... a bit of everything, really. I
just forgot to take pictures of them all:
attended the meeting after a long, long hiatus. He brought a nice kit
of tank riders in 1/35 from Dragon so people could check it out. Definitely, resin
figures are not that needed anymore:
I brought the cockpit of my Academy Bronco in 1/72, ready for inspection...
And this is a secret project that I cannot disclose now. Any guesses?
showed his new Airfix A-4B in 1/72 scale in a very advanced stage. The
boy not only executed a clean assembly with a killer paint job, but
also riveted the model!
This is Blanco's Hobby Boss (I guess) Fw-190D-9 in 1/48 scale... Nice paint job, Blanquito!
brought some of his recently finished figures. He never ceases to amaze
us all with his figure painting skills. Check those out:
you don't know, Bradley owns a good collection of 1/18 die cast car
models. He usually brings one of them to the meetings, and this is a Porshe
Speedster. I forgot the manufacturer brand, but the level of detail in
these little beasts rivals the best model kits:
After catching up with the latest news, everybody started to work on something... time is money! Well, almost everybody...
kindly gave us another mini-workshop on painting figure faces. The
class this time had Vieira, Sandro and Fred as students:
In spite of what some pictures show, he is using glasses! Yep. We finally discovered that Fabricio is also a mortal:
Vieira payed attention until the third beer...:
Here is Blanco hastily fixing the wheels of his MiG-23, and probably telling yet another of his jokes...
brought a lot of his stories, as usual, and also his never-ending
Challenger project in 1/35 scale... We are all starting to wonder if he
is really going to finish it off one day:
night Bradley was working on a Tamiya Tiger tank in 1/35 scale. Here is
he in action during an airbrush section, supervised by Bruno (left) and
brought in his T-55 Enigma project in 1/35 scale. He is starting to see
the light at the end of the tunnel with this project. He used the old
Verlinden conversion set for the Tamiya kit. Great job Fred:
that night I decided to take a couple of photos of the improvised
'workbench' of some of our attendees, just for fun. It was interesting
to compare the organizing style of each one. Here is the flawlessly
arranged workbench used by Bradley:
And here is Fabricio's one:
people stuff pretty much everything in a case like this is beyond my
comprehension. But they do, and it works, and there is really
everything inside: Tweezers, needles, brushes, nuts, bolts, cigarette
butts, booze, adult magazines, He-Man's sword, you name it:
night, boys. We really appreciated the presence of every one. Of
course, we couldn't end the meeting, late in the night, with most
already gone, without listening another of Jarbas' endless tale: