Sunday, April 05, 2009

1/144 "What-if" Gallery by Roberto






1/144 "What-if" Gallery by Roberto
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A series of models in "What-if" or hypothetical paint schemes, nothing serious (except painting skill), just some model fun!

A series of works by Roberto over the last few months, so here for you hot off the e-mail are items displayed for your entertainment and appreciation.

Me - 163B 'komet' (Popy) - Sud Front
Fw - Triebflugel (Popy) - Luft 46 Ost Front
Horten IX (Ho 290) (Popy) - Pre-War Glider School
FW-190 F8/R3 (Takara) - Ground Attack Scheme

15 comments:

pbhawkin said...

as usual.
Very nice work.
Lovely painting.

smeg1959 said...

Roberto, you are a marvel! I have to keep pinching myself to reinforce that these examples are 1/144 and not much, much larger.

Incidentally, I noticed the "D-KAYE" on the Horten. Is that really the rego? The "KAYE" bit correlates with the surname of the identity behind bluedonkey99! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I think it was the name of the horten brothers dog?

robertk said...

D-KAYE was a Horten overhaulled in a South America Garage...and since Horten doesn´t have a number plate to personalize...but you can find a full dvd ,playstation 3 and leather seats....on cockpit...

smeg1959 said...

Martin,

You've remained very quiet on this one! ;-)

bluedonkey99 said...

Smeg,

I think your barking up the wrong tree!

bd99

smeg1959 said...

Roberto,

It's little surprise that any Horten aircraft would turn up in South America, as Reimar Horten lived in Argentina post-WW2 until his death in 1994.

Apparently, there are a couple of Horten gliders on display at the Museo Nacional de Aeronautica in Buenos Aires(http://www.twitt.org/piernifero.htm). One appears to be of WW2 vintage, the other a Reimar creation built in Argentina.

I can't confirm the name of the Horten's dog but BD99, I like your "barking up the wrong tree" comment. Very canine! ;-)

Marvin said...

Wow, these are really nice mods of existing gashapon toys. I wish I was just as skilled. :-)

I still like the ME 262 Mistel Roberto had built awhile back. It's really impressive since he had to do a lot of scratchbuilding, which is the hallmark of a true great modeller!

BTW, shouldn't the FW 190 be labeled as an F8 instead of an A8? I thought the letter F was primarily designated to ground-attack 190s.

Anyway, congrats to Roberto for the great builds.

bluedonkey99 said...

Marvin

You are of course correct; it was me being lazy! Fw190 F-8/R3 it is from WOTL:FAOW S3

BD99

Marvin said...

No worries, BD99! I guess I was just being my meticulous self :-).

I actually have that F8/R3 which I converted into a generic-looking A8 by swapping the wings and canopy with that of the JG54 A8. I've always liked the look of the A8 and just warbirds in general without personalized markings for some reason. I guess that's why I really like the Bandai Wing Club series and somewhat the F-Toys Wing Kit series.

Kirill said...

Very nice!!! But so small... I thought 1/72 is small enough, but 1/144 is more smaller... It's very laborious task!!!

bluedonkey99 said...

1/144 .... its the future! and where the skill lays?


1/35 you can paint that with a yard brush!

Anonymous said...

Very nice work roberto...
ns-dap Ho229 version remenber me some picts of my site...

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Kool painting....

soon
gery

gery said...

Very nice work roberto ns dap version remenber me some picts...

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soon

gery

rkmasuk said...

Yes,Gery I did the horten as a request of a friend who wanted same painting scheme of that Luft46 art, and BD99 prefered a modified version with 2 red bands and smaller swastikas.