March 27th, 2014 modeling club meeting

Styrene Cave, Porto Alere, Brazil.
March 27, 2014
Southern Modelers Express Machine
Booze, new kits, new jokes and modeling...


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 biggest bragging:

And thankfully, the guys brought the models with them.

Zarichta 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:

Shinke 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 posterity:

Ok, 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:

As 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!

Thank you boys! See you in the next meeting...

Rato Marczak © 2014