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Maciej Bellos added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: March 09, 2018
Project: F-16A Indonesian Air Force in scale 1:48
1:48 F-16C Fighting Falcon (Italeri 840)1:48 Venimous Vipers 2 (Aztec Models 48-028)
28. July 2016 at 23:23:28 Share
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Maciej Bellos Slow progress on this one. Hasegawa instrument panel cover has been glued into place. Some dryfiting, still some issues to be sorted.
24. February at 22:44:46
Maciej Bellos Cockpit glued in place. The instrument panel is about 1mm away from the instrument panel cover. It just wouldn't squeeze further up. But I am satisfied with the result. The HUD projector lens was constructed with some Micro Krystal Clear and aluminum foil underneath it. It looks ok I think.
Next will be the main wheel bay subassembly. Lot's of dryfitting there, there are some gaps there too.
09. March at 19:45:21
Konrad Limmer Watching this one too! A Falcon is always nice to see!
09. March at 20:18:31
Maciej Bellos Welcome Konrad!
09. March at 23:19:37
nikolaos kouzinis Καλη αρχη Μαθιε
13. March at 16:12:42
Maciej Bellos Ευχαριστώ Νίκο!
13. March at 17:22:37
Clifford Keesler Looking good. Nice fixes on the problem areas.
13. March at 20:09:48
Maciej Bellos Thank you Clifford.

One other thing that needs fixing is the engine nozzle. Well, you can't fix it actually...! The F100 engine, built by Pratt and Whitney, has 15 turkey feathers. The F110 engine, built by General Electric, has 12 turkey feathers. Both engine nozzles in Italeri's kit have 14 feathers!!! So I am going to use a nozzle from Hasegawa's kit, since they will be built as Block 40/50 machines.
13. March at 21:23:03
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March 10, 2018

Maciej Bellos Added a new review for:
1:72 USAFE F-16C/D Spangdahlem (recent schemes - 2 decal sheets) (Astra Decals ASD-7214)
USAFE F-16C/D Spangdahlem (recent schemes - 2 decal sheets)
Astra Decals 1:72
2010 | Changed decals
IPMS UK USAF Special Interest Group
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IPMS UK USAF Special Interest Group
10. March at 15:47:52 Share

March 05, 2018

Maciej Bellos Added a new review for:
1:48 F/A-18E Super Hornet (Hasegawa 07239)
F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Navy Carrier Borne Fighter (Attacker)
Hasegawa 1:48
07239 (PT39)
2005 | Changed parts
Reviewed on
05. March at 20:14:03 Share
Maciej Bellos Added a new review for:
1:48 F/A-18F Super Hornet (Hasegawa 07238)
F/A-18F Super Hornet U.S. Navy Carrier-Borne Fighter Attacker
Hasegawa 1:48
07238 (PT38)
2005 | New tool
Reviewed on
05. March at 20:04:23 Share

February 19, 2018

Maciej Bellos added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 18, 2018
Project: Il-2m3 Pink Power in scale 1:72
1:72 Il-2m3 (ZTS Plastyk S03)
18. February at 18:12:34 Share
Patrick Hagelstein Cool! I like the consistancy of the markings!
18. February at 18:18:33
Maciej Bellos Thanks Patrick! Also the markings are placed in the correct direction. I wanted to have the pointy end pointing backwards. She insisted the other way and she is right. When looking at a model we start from the front to the back. Thus each heart is correctly positioned.
18. February at 18:37:36
Patrick Hagelstein Leason learned: women are always right! Even if they aren't! :D
19. February at 00:31:09
Spanjaard Martin should see this one :)
19. February at 00:39:58
Spanjaard great that you get her in the hobby :)
19. February at 00:40:12
reisender.ab My daughter got a Japanese in glossy pink. Not doing much herself, than killing the landing gear all two days. Good to involve her in daddy's crazy stuff ;)
19. February at 00:55:31
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February 18, 2018

Maciej Bellos added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 2 images
18. February at 18:09:39 Share
Maciej Bellos My daughter's second model. She insisted on it being pink. Since pink is a rather elusive modeling colour, I decided to make it myself. At a local hardware store, the owner told me to mix red and beige. My lifecolor inventory has red and flesh. A 50-50 mix rendered a rather dark shade of pink. After some more experimentation with adding white I got the final shade, daughter approved :)
At first I offered Minnie. Then she wanted butterflies. I counter offered some unicorn stickers but she decided colourful hearts.
A gloss coat is up next and possibly #2 on the tail fin, and she'll be ready.
18. February at 18:33:33
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Maciej Bellos added the ZTS Plastyk Il-2m3 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Il-2m3 (ZTS Plastyk S03)
ZTS Plastyk 1:72
1986 | Changed box
18. February at 18:08:51 Share

February 14, 2018

Maciej Bellos added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 28, 2018
Project: F-117A Nighthawk in scale 1:48
1:48 F-117A Stealth (Monogram 5834)
28. January at 22:28:30 Share
Maciej Bellos Work done so far:

- Cockpit painted (I love those Monogram cockpits!)
- Wheel wells painted (I think I love those Monogram wheel wells)
- Formation lights and beacons painted
- Wings glued
- Exhaust painted with ModelMaster's Jet Exhaust 1/2

Obviously still at the beginning but it has started!
28. January at 23:15:10
Lost_Erik Good start.
29. January at 01:08:21
Maciej Bellos Thank you Erik!
29. January at 05:05:30
Aris aka Amen Nice painting on the cockpit Mathios, i like the wiring details too. The exhaust needs some cleaning from the flash on the lip edge.
30. January at 09:55:05
Maciej Bellos Thank you Ari for the heads up! I will see to it.

20 grams of weight added around the front wheel well. I think it will do the job.
30. January at 20:18:06
Wilfried Bogaerts Impressive work so far Maciej !
13. February at 22:51:49
Maciej Bellos Thank you Wilfried!
14. February at 17:11:55
nikolaos kouzinis Κεντησες!!!!
14. February at 21:11:43
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January 28, 2018

Maciej Bellos added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 1 with 9 images
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20. January at 00:19:04 Share
Aris aka Amen Following
21. January at 12:45:33
Maciej Bellos Welcome Ari! Hopefully I will post the initial photos this weekend.
25. January at 19:50:44
Michael Phillips Count me in!
27. January at 03:39:33
Maciej Bellos Welcome Mike!
28. January at 13:42:30
Maciej Bellos Album created:

28. January at 23:07:52
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January 10, 2018

Maciej Bellos added the Furball Aero-Design Bombcat Weapons Set in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Bombcat Weapons Set (Furball Aero-Design 48-053)
Bombcat Weapons Set
Furball Aero-Design 1:48
2016 | New tool
10. January at 05:24:18 Share

November 19, 2017

Maciej Bellos
Isn't it strange to have US/Nato Weapon set (Skunkmodels 72002) under ordnance and US/Nato Modern Weapons set (Skunkmodels SW48006) under Fire Weapons & Arms which refers to Guns, rifles, revolvers, grenades?

The two sets have a lot of missiles in common (even though in different scale), yet they belong to different categories.
12. November 2017 at 22:10:55 Share
Spanjaard somebody has changed topic to AGM-154 for the second one. and the first one seem to appear under "Ordnance (dont use)".. that is strange
19. November 2017 at 13:54:13
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October 30, 2017

Maciej Bellos added the Steel Beach F-14 BOL Rails in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 F-14 BOL Rails (Steel Beach SB123-Loaded)
F-14 BOL Rails
Steel Beach 1:48
30. October 2017 at 22:10:42 Share
Maciej Bellos added the Steel Beach F-14 Tomcat Antenna Set in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 F-14 Tomcat Antenna Set (Steel Beach 48055)
F-14 Tomcat Antenna Set
Steel Beach 1:48
48055 (SB176)
201x | New tool
30. October 2017 at 22:10:13 Share
Maciej Bellos added the Steel Beach F-14 Tomcat NACA Gun Vent in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 F-14 Tomcat NACA Gun Vent (Steel Beach 48066)
F-14 Tomcat NACA Gun Vent for Monogram
Steel Beach 1:48
48066 (SB189)
200x | New tool
30. October 2017 at 22:09:34 Share
Maciej Bellos added the Steel Beach F-14 Tomcat Bombracks Dual Pack (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-14 Tomcat Bombracks Dual Pack (Steel Beach 48062)
F-14 Tomcat Bombracks Dual Pack
Steel Beach 1:48
48062 (SB184)
200x | New tool
30. October 2017 at 22:09:27 Share
Maciej Bellos added the Steel Beach F-14 Chin Pods (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-14 Chin Pods (Steel Beach 48031)
F-14 Chin Pods for All F-14 kits
Steel Beach 1:48
48031 (SB145)
201x | New tool
30. October 2017 at 22:08:38 Share

October 22, 2017

Maciej Bellos and Geert are now mates.
22. October 2017 at 14:47:06 Share

October 18, 2017

Maciej Bellos added the BSmodelle Tupolev Tu-154 Lot (1:100) to his stash.
1:100 Tupolev Tu-154 Lot (BSmodelle 100013)
Tupolev Tu-154 Lot
BSmodelle 1:100
201* | New tool
18. October 2017 at 18:08:06 Share

October 09, 2017

nikolaos kouzinis@Maciej Bellos
Mαθιε καλημερα. Μου εστειλε αυτο το μηνυμα το scalemates: Ti μου λεει να κανω και πως;

scalemates@nikolaos kouzinis
Hi nikolaos, I hope you are doing fine! I noted you have some imagealbums which are not yet linked to a project. Doing so has benefits that your album will be linked to
the kits you used in the project and that people will see your albums much more.
Another advantage of linking it to a project is that you can bundle multiple albums into the same project instead of having 1 huge album with all photos.

Here is an example of my project including 2 albums. Project: Panavia Tornado IDS

- Here are your albums: nikolaos
- Here are your projects: nikolaos

Cheers from Belgium,
09. October 2017 at 13:26:38 Share
Maciej Bellos Καλησπέρα Νίκο,

Έλαβα και εγώ ένα ίδιο μήνυμα. Λέει ότι έχεις κάποια αλμπουμ φωτογραφιών που δεν είναι ενωμένα με αντίστοιχα project. Και σου λέει ότι αν δεν τα έχεις ενωμένα με κάποιο project δεν θα τα βλέπουν τόσο συχνά. Στην ουσία το scalemates δουλεύει με project κάτω από τα οποία είναι βαλμένα όλα όσα θα χρησιμοποιήσεις σε μία κατασκευή σου (από το μοντέλο μέχρι... και την κόλλα που θα βάλεις!!! ) καθώς και τα άλμπουμ με τις φωτογραφίες του τελειωμένου μοντέλου ή και της κατασκευής.

Τώρα αν τα συγκεκριμένα αλμπουμ φωτογραφιών δεν είναι από κάποιο μοντέλο (πχ εγώ έχω άλμπουμ με φωτογραφίες από το Athens Flying Week) τότε αυτό δεν είναι κάτω από κάποιο project. Αν τα άλμπουμ που έχεις είναι αυτής της κατηγορίας τότε απλά τα αφήνεις όπως είναι. Αλλιώς φτιάχνεις κάποιο project και τα βάζεις μέσα.

Τα λέμε!


ΥΓ: Κρίμα που δεν σου βγήκε το Il-18...
09. October 2017 at 13:50:35
nikolaos kouzinis Ευχαριστω Μαθιε. Κριμα με το Il-18, Λυπηθηκα κι εγω. Τα λεμε. Συνεχιζω την Ντακοτα
09. October 2017 at 22:14:59
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October 04, 2017

Maciej Bellos added the Great Wall Hobby F-15E in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 F-15E (Great Wall Hobby L7201)
U.S. Airforce
Great Wall Hobby 1:72
2017 | New tool
04. October 2017 at 20:23:14 Share

September 28, 2017

nikolaos kouzinis@Maciej Bellos
Μαθιε καλησπερα. Εκανα μια αναρτηση γιατι ψαχνω κατι τροχους για τουπολεφ 22 Μ. Δεν απαντησε κανεις / Εστειλα και στο scalemates, βεβαια βγηκε ο ΘΕΟΣ (μην τονε γαμησω) και μου απαντησε κανε ερωτηση σε 20000 μελη και οχι σε μενα. Το προβλημα το περιγραφω στην αναρτηση, δεν βγαινει το σαιτ της εικονας των τροχων και η εικονα δεν ανεβαινει. Αν πασ στα kitsκαι κανεις ερωτηση ty-22 (με y) θα τοδεις. Μπορουμε να βρουμε ποιος τι ποσο το πουλαει το σετ; σ' ευχαριστω.
28. September 2017 at 19:08:31 Share

September 27, 2017

Maciej Bellos added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 25, 2017
1:72 Iskra 200 BR (MasterCraft F-15)
07. September 2016 at 21:43:56 Share
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Maciej Bellos Thank you Clifford!
26. September 2017 at 05:21:01
Łukasz Gliński Oh man, that's simply gorgeous!!! Hard to believe it's not the new AH kit ;)
26. September 2017 at 08:02:24
Bart Goesaert with that I can agree...
26. September 2017 at 09:22:39
Michael Phillips Fantastic work Maciej! That is one striking scheme, and you pulled it off perfectly. Impressive indeed!
26. September 2017 at 14:34:36
Stephan Ryll Very nice result
26. September 2017 at 19:30:20
Ekki Excellent result!
26. September 2017 at 20:03:07
Peter Klin Congratulations for the excellent work!
Your finished model encourages me to take the same kit from my stash and give it a try...
26. September 2017 at 21:43:19
Maciej Bellos Thank you Łukasz! You exaggerate a bit. Up close and personal and you can clearly see the shortcomings of the Mastercraft kit.

Thanks Bart!

Thank you Michael! The whole thing was a test of my skills and I think I passed it!

Thank you Stephan!

Thank you Ekki

Thanks Peter! Do try it! All the info for the problems I encoutered is in this album and ofcourse I will be here for any questions that might arise.
27. September 2017 at 16:56:22
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September 25, 2017

scalemates@Maciej Bellos
hey! you had some issues uploading a few minutes ago?
25. September 2017 at 20:05:52 Share
Maciej Bellos Yes, I think it has got to do with the file size. All files were at least 3MB in size. I am compressing them now and I will try again. If it fails again I will resize them to say 1600 X 1200.

I'll keep you informed!


25. September 2017 at 20:35:06
scalemates no, please try again. I made a few changes. And if it does not work can you count the seconds before it failed?
25. September 2017 at 20:48:44
Maciej Bellos I already uploaded them... I will try one to see what happens.
25. September 2017 at 21:17:35
Maciej Bellos The one I uploaded just now went up without a fuss. I don't know what happened, it may have to do with the fact that I tried uploading 20 images at once, about 75MB in total.
25. September 2017 at 21:20:57
scalemates before there was a time limit of 30s. (which is too low). Great to see it now works
25. September 2017 at 21:50:31
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July 16, 2017

Maciej Bellos Added a new review for:
1:48 North American F-86D-50-NA (Late w/ parachute housing) (Superscale International 48-745)
431st FIS
North American F-86D-50-NA (Late w/ parachute housing)
Superscale International 1:48
Reviewed on
16. July 2017 at 23:01:28 Share
Maciej Bellos added the ICM Soviet Air-to-Air Aircraft armament (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Soviet Air-to-Air Aircraft armament (ICM 72212)
Soviet Air-to-Air Aircraft armament R-27ER, R-27ET, R-73, R-77
ICM 1:72
2010 | New tool
16. July 2017 at 09:27:20 Share

July 09, 2017

Maciej Bellos added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 0
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Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
GR Military Polemikì Aeroporia (Hellenic Air Force 1911-now)
336 Mira 7151
Mount Olympus
30. June 2017 at 22:10:01 Share
Aris aka Amen Wow nice kit Mathie, hope your sheet is ok from the years.
30. June 2017 at 22:59:35
Maciej Bellos The sheet looks ok, apart from the usual Hasegawa "white".
09. July 2017 at 22:15:51
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Maciej Bellos added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 08, 2017
08. July 2017 at 21:18:34 Share
Łukasz Gliński Su-22UM3k to be precise. Thx for sharing
08. July 2017 at 22:06:11
Maciej Bellos Thank you Łukasz for the clarification!
09. July 2017 at 22:15:08
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May 26, 2017

Maciej Bellos added the Xtradecal USAFE F-4G F-16C RF-4C Update (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 USAFE F-4G F-16C RF-4C Update (Xtradecal X72-008)
USAFE F-4G F-16C RF-4C Update
Xtradecal 1:72
X72-008 Multitopic
26. May 2017 at 20:37:14 Share
Maciej Bellos
How do we add a review? For example there is a review for this decal set: North American F-86D-50-NA (.. International 48-745, 1:48)


1:48 North American F-86D-50-NA (Late w/ parachute housing) (Superscale International 48-745)
26. May 2017 at 10:20:01 Share

May 14, 2017

Maciej Bellos added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 10, 2017
1:48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk-V vs Focke-Wulf Fw190A6-9 (Fujimi 35510)
10. May 2017 at 18:16:02 Share
10. May 2017 at 19:08:37
Spanjaard original, that is for sure :)
10. May 2017 at 19:45:55
nikolaos kouzinis Looks good Maciej
10. May 2017 at 20:42:48
Martin Oostrom I'm NOT showing this to my daughter, might give her ideas! The plane looks great
10. May 2017 at 20:55:11
Choppa Nutta like it!
11. May 2017 at 01:00:13
Vincent Heemskerk This is fantastic :) This is how to get kids interested in modelling! I'll bet she will put it on display in her room.
11. May 2017 at 08:42:33
berni Nice work looks like an old matchbox kit :)
11. May 2017 at 12:54:10
Maciej Bellos Thank you guys!

Here's another way to get girls into modelling:


Martin, definately do not show this to your daughter...
12. May 2017 at 22:44:40
13. May 2017 at 19:58:07
Maciej Bellos Thank you John!
14. May 2017 at 09:18:57
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