guess this was our last club meeting of 2011. We arranged some snacks
and drinks and the members started to arrive. Not many, unfortunately,
but enough to leave everything set in the club for the next year.
Bradley showed his latest "Shermito". Now, is this guy doing miracles with old kits or what, eh?
is a happy, somewhat drunk Vieira, posing like if the model was his. By
the way, believe me or not, when I arrived there he was actually
working on a Bell UH-1D in 1/35 scale... Who would guess that?
We had a good selection of kits and books on the table, but unfortunately I haven't taken pictures of everything:
Jerônimo brought a good assorment of 1/72 AFV models and figures. I can't even remember some of the brands. Good stuff:
and directly from Portugal, my friend Carlos Oliveira sent the latest
Airfix Spitfire in 1/72. Yes the panel lines are a bit overdone, but
the kit is very well molded, and includes a two blade Rotol propeller
as well as the unarmoured windscreen. Time to think of building early
interesting items brought by Jeronimo are these tiny guns, probably
cast by lost wax. You can't belive the amount of detail in these little
marvels... and so small:
Sandro showed his "Pride of Lodi" again. Always good to see his models, let alone this one:
Fabricio never fails in bringing something different in. Check out this
mongol warrior or whatever it is... He is bad, very bad.
showed us his technique of reproducing highlights using only an
airbrush. The highligths you see in the photos below were produced by
airbrushing a lighter mix of the base color through a Revolution gun at
the correct light angle. Amazing:
and André "The Boxman" had a funny discussion about the former's Fine
Molds Me-109G in 1/72. I don't have a clue of what they discuss so
much, it looks good to me:
Cristian applied some decals during the meeting, but The Boxman didn't seem to agree with something, go figure:
the tireless (besides his tired face) Rodrigo managed to paint a few
parts of his 109s. Way to go Rodrigo - and take some sleep...
official photo. Left to right, standing: Fernando, Nei,
Vieira, Bruno, Blanco, Cristian, Bradley and yours truly.
Kneeling, left to right: Fabricio, Jerônimo, André, Alex, Sandro and
Rodrigo (Stuka wasn't interested much in the photo):
Before we finish off, let me remember you that Fabricio is organizing a workshop on figure painting conducted by no less than El Maestro
Fernando Ruiz. Ruiz is a figure artist internationally known, having
won several awards and painted box arts for many figure manufacturers.
It will be a two days course held on May 5-6, 2012. The class will be
limited to 25 modelers, so if you are interested, contact Fabricio.