Cicciuzzo got a reaction from Koralik in F-18F Super Hornet "Bounty Hunters VFA-2" Trumpeter 1:32
Cicciuzzo got a reaction from sillymodeler in (Fixed Images) Albatros D.II and Manfred von Richthofen (1/32 Encore models and Model Cellar)
Cicciuzzo reacted to ROM in Mirage 2000-5F & Mirage 2000D - 1/32 Kittyhawk
The last 2 years, I was busy with this quite demanding project. And now I am pretty happy to finally share the result .
I built side by side two Kittyhawk boxings, both in French Markings: a Mirage 2000-5F during Operation Harmattan (Lybia) in 2011, and a 2000D from Operation Chammal (Iraq/Syria) in 2015.
The builds were far from "From the box" so to say...
Kittyhawk... well is Kittyhawk you know. Interesting subject, quite nice details, but mistakes, lacks, or incomplete intructions.
So I had to provide a lot of work to bring the models to a higher standard they deserve.
It was maily done with the help of 3D printing.
Non exhaustive list of addons:
- Exhaust: Reskit
- Cockpit -5: Renaissance
- Cockpit 2000D: 3D+Quinta
- Seats: Grandmodels
- Wing Tanks RPL541 542: FFSMC
- PE parts: Eduard
- Wheels: 3D
- RPL522 ventral tank: 3D
- Missiles & Pylones: 3D
- GUB24: 3D
- Decals: Uprise et FFSMC
- Figures: Reedoak
The Mirage 2000-5F:
And the Mirage 2000D:
The full WIP is detailed in 80 pages of french Cocardes magazine, with English captions.
With Mike's authorization, I share the link if you want to get a copy:
Cocardes 24 Special Mirage 2000
Hope you like them!
Cicciuzzo reacted to Thunnus in Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190D-9 "Black 1"
This is my recently completed Hasegawa 1/32 Fw190D-9 kit built to represent Hans Dortenmann's famous yellow-tailed "Black 1". I threw a fair bit of aftermarket goodies into this build including:
Eagle Editions 190D-9 Resin Cockpit Set
Eagle Editions 190D-9 Radiator Cowling
Eagle Editions 190D-9 (Early) Tailwheel Set
Eduard 190D-9 Brass Flaps
HGW Fabric Seatbelts
Quickboost Fw 190 A-series gun barrels
Henri Daehne 190D-9 VS111 Resin Prop and Spinner
G-Factor 190D-9 Metal Landing Gear
Montex Maxi Masks for the crosses and number "1"
EagleCal Decals for the rest of the markings
For a build description of Black 1, follow the link below:
More pics to come!
Cicciuzzo reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Trumpeter Me262A-1a "Yellow 3"
This is my recently completed build of the Trumpeter 1/32 Me262 A-1a kit. The subject is Yellow 3 of KG(J)54.
I added a few things including the Aires Me 262 Resin Cockpit and Wheel Bay set, the Barracuda 262 Resin Main Wheels and Nose Wheel, HGW Seat Belts and Montex Masks. The kit was backdated to an early A-1a including removal of the small bulges on the nose cannon covers and a different type of tail light. The entire build can be found at... https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/72974-132-trumpeter-me-262a-1a-yellow-3/
Cicciuzzo reacted to Koralik in F-18F Super Hornet "Bounty Hunters VFA-2" Trumpeter 1:32
This time a model of a recently fashionable airplane thanks to the movie "Top Gun Maverick".
A model with its disadvantages, but an interesting plane, so it once again appeared in my workshop.
F-18F Super Hornet VFA-2 BOUNTY HUNTERS Trumpeter 1:32
Cicciuzzo reacted to mydesign in Vampire FB.5 1/32 Infinity models
Completed the 1/32 Infity Vampire FB. Mk5 in the markings of SAAF no.1 squadron coded AX-A flown in the fifties and sixties.
Model nose was corrected a bit, rockets added and the SAAF decals were home designed and printed.
Full modelling details can be found at my website here.....
Cicciuzzo reacted to Warbird in F-104G "KLU" - Italeri 1/32
This is Italeri's 104 with Reskit exhaust, Master pitot, Eduard wheels and seat. A few additions here and there but otherwise a straightforward build.
The kit has its pros and cons and I think others have already given enough feedback about it.
This plane was based in Leeuwarden (Netherlands) during the late 70' - early 80'. "D-8115" markings are paint otherwise I used the (top-notch) decals from the box.
Paint is AK Real. Photos taken outside so light varies a little bit...
Cicciuzzo reacted to sillymodeler in (Fixed Images) Albatros D.II and Manfred von Richthofen (1/32 Encore models and Model Cellar)
I reproduced the picture of Richthofen with his comrades and the Albatros D.II, which is one of my favorite pictures of Richthofen. I found the Model Cellar created a wonderful figure from the picture so I decided to build Albatros D.II (Encore models) as well.
According to the notes by his brother Lothar von Richthofen, it seems that the aircraft was painted brown during the period of this photo (November 1916), so I used oil paints to paint over the brown color.
Actually, this is my first post here. I hope you guys enjoy it.
Cicciuzzo got a reaction from MARU5137 in Mitsubishi J2M2 Raiden (雷電) prototype (Hasegawa 1/32)