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Marco Preto (marcopreto)
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Project: F-15I Ra'am
1:144 F-15E Strike Eagle & bombs (Revell 03972)1:144 F-15E Vacu canopy - Revell - (Brengun BRL144127)
24 | 8. December 2020, 22:13
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Willie Roessler
Majestic, is the only word that I can use to describe your model. Thank you for showing how you applied the camo.
20. January, 04:08
Bart Goesaert
You freehanded that? Respect. You now you can also remove the needle protection to get as close as a few mm. Think I saw that in the last correction steps, but I'm not sure. Beware of not getting to close or the needle will ruin the modl and vice versa...
What kind of paint did you use and what pressure approx?
20. January, 05:49
Slavo Hazucha
Wow, excellent work and super-cleanly done model, not sure I saw anything this precise and free of "scale betraying elements" in 144-scale... Many superbly applied techniques and judgement, I especially like the low-contrast panel linig. Stunning job all over
20. January, 09:09
Marco Preto
Thank you all! Your comments are to kind!
The black putty I used for masking is Panzer Putty, a masking putty sold by several brands (mine is from Ammo).
Bart, indeed I removed the needle protecting cap for the correction steps, as it allows to work really close to the model surface, as you rightly pointed out. I was using and air pressure of around 1.0-1.2 bar, as it was the lowest pressure that would still result in good paint atomization. The paint was well reduced with thinner (around 75% thinner, a bit more or less, depending on the paint consistency). For this model I've used Mr. Color lacquers, but it would result equally well with other paints (water based acrylics would be a bit more challenging, but they would also work well).
Slavo, the low contrast panel lining was an experiment using custom mixed model washes (both acrylic and enamel) as I fell that my previous attempts resulted to stark! I mixed model washes with white model wash, to get a slightly darker shade than the base color and used this mix to shade each individual camo color. You can find a somewhat better description of the process at my blog: F-15I |

F-15I 1:144
 


I hope you find this helpfull!
Cheers

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Instagram: @marco_a_c_preto
20. January, 10:08
Joshua Strong
I like the hanger you build for this plane in this article
20. January, 15:15
Łukasz Gliński
Cool Raam and great music selection too ;)
20. January, 15:33
Marco Preto
Thank you!
The hangar is still a work in progress. I am still adding some exterior and interior details, with the painting stages still not very near!
I have an open project with the hangar construction!

Cheers

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Instagram: @marco_a_c_preto
20. January, 16:39
Slavo Hazucha
Thanks Marco for the quick & detailed reply. Panel lines IMHO make a large portion of scale impression, the smaller the scale, the more important it is not to have big black ridges carved over the surface - you have an excellent example here of how (at least in my opinion) the right effect is achieved!
20. January, 18:29
Marco Preto added a new photoalbum.
12 | 5. May 2020, 22:17
Alec K
Very cool
10. May 2020, 19:07
Marco Preto
Thank you Alek. I will try to post more soon.

Cheers
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12. May 2020, 23:04
Edgars Bizūns
This looks interesting, will wait to see more!
12. May 2020, 23:11
Spanjaard
Very interesting
18. January, 00:38
Alec K
Very cool Marco. Amazing what you can do in that scale
18. January, 12:32
Łukasz Gliński
Nice, seen one in Ovda. Not too clean? ;)
18. January, 16:03
Tobi
Impressive attention to detail
18. January, 16:28
Joshua Strong
Very good diorama!
19. January, 22:29
Marco Preto
Thank you for all your encouraging words! I hope to be able to post more soon!
Cheers

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20. January, 16:43

January 4, 2021

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4. January, 14:49
Marco Preto added a new project.
2 | 4. January, 14:45
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5 | 8. October 2020, 10:13
Marco Preto
Happy New Year! A few more things are done in my small Su-24M! Drop tanks are ready for primmer. The wheels parts are all malformed and were cleaned after pressfitting into mandrels and turning them round.
Cheers
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4. January, 14:11

December 19, 2020

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Marco Preto added a new project.
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1:72 Warrior MCV (Revell 03128)1:72 Warrior MCV (Extratech EXV 72058)
 
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December 16, 2020

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December 10, 2020

Marco Preto added a new photoalbum.
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19 | 4. May 2015, 08:04
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Dave Flitton
Nice bare naked Fokker! Well done.
9. December 2020, 23:26
Bill Davis
Absolutely amazing!
9. December 2020, 23:37
Pierre Vauthier
soo cool ! Congratulation it is inspiring
9. December 2020, 23:46
Alex Rodionov
It's fantastic.
10. December 2020, 04:04
Christian Kohl
Wow, very impressive! This Thing is so small and so realistic! Congrats mate, very well done :)
10. December 2020, 04:40
Lochsa_River
absolutely astonishing...amazing to look at...bravo
10. December 2020, 06:57
10. December 2020, 09:29
Marco Preto
Thank you, you're all to kind. This is an old build, completed some 10 years ago. I have Eduard's new Dr.I stipdown, which IMHO is much better then the old kit. I hope to work on it soon and when I do, I'll share it in Scalemates for sure!
Cheers

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10. December 2020, 09:57

December 8, 2020

Marco Preto added a new photoalbum.
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1:144
Project: F-15I Ra'am
1:144 F-15E Strike Eagle & bombs (Revell 03972)1:144 F-15E Vacu canopy - Revell - (Brengun BRL144127)
8 | 11. May 2020, 00:12
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Joshua Strong
I like the eagle head decals

Is that Israel marking ?

A white background with blue star?
26. November 2020, 19:56
Marco Preto
They are Israeli markings indeed!
The attached profile is for the aircraft I am trying to model (the profile is from the Isradecal book on the F-15I Ra'am).
[img1]
Cheers
 


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26. November 2020, 21:30
Joshua Strong
That eagle is going look so good on the tail!
27. November 2020, 00:29
Joshua Strong
I was right decals are looking good

...Just need to unmask that canopy and see that cockpit...
27. November 2020, 14:14
Marco Preto
Decal application completed!

Cheers

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1. December 2020, 16:26
Marco Preto
Almost completed! I still need to add some heavier staining around the exhaust nozzles.
I hope to complete it soon.
Cheers
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7. December 2020, 11:11
LucLuke B
Look really nice and clean. You must have spent a long time on that canopy.
7. December 2020, 11:38
Marco Preto
This little model was finally completed! I added a new album in this project folder with the photos of the finished model.
I hope you like it.
Cheers

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8. December 2020, 22:17
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8. December 2020, 17:19
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November 20, 2020

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11 | 7. November 2020, 16:53
Stefan Schacht
very nice model an weathering
19. November 2020, 21:42
Spanjaard
very nice indeed
19. November 2020, 22:53
James C
That is fantastic!
20. November 2020, 02:17
Neuling
I agree with everyone above. Top work!
20. November 2020, 08:25
Marco Preto
Thank you! Your comments are to kind. I am not entirely happy with the result, as I made a couple of mistakes.
Cheers

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20. November 2020, 14:34
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20. November 2020, 02:29

November 19, 2020

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4 | 18. November 2020, 15:28
Marco Preto
Just added the towing eyes reinforcement, after spending some 20 min turning the parts. Although I was following 1:35 scale drawings, they resulted just a bit overscale.
Cheers

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19. November 2020, 17:30

November 18, 2020

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18. November 2020, 21:35
Marco Preto and Paulo Costa are now mates.
18. November 2020, 19:33

November 15, 2020

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November 14, 2020

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November 13, 2020

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November 9, 2020

Marco Preto added a new project.
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In progress
1:35 Jagdpanther (Sd kfz 173) (Gunze Sangyo M 5)1:35 Jagdpanther (for all) (Voyager Model PE35015)1:35 Panther Late Model Track Set (workable) (Modelkasten SK-10)2+
 
1 | 9. November 2020, 12:41

November 8, 2020

Marco Preto added a new project.
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Completed
1:350 U-Boat type IXA/B (Flagman 235305)
 
2 | 21. June 2018, 11:43
Marco Preto
Just completed a few days ago. It is a nice kit, particularly with the addition of the included photo-etched parts, although the detail on some plastic parts is a bit soft.
Cheers.

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8. November 2020, 09:29

November 6, 2020

Marco Preto completed this item
6. November 2020, 00:03
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1:35 Marder III (Tamiya 35248)
German Tank Destroyer
Marder III Sd.Kfz.139 7.62cm Pak36(r) auf Gw.38(t)
Tamiya 1:35
35248
2001 | New tool
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6. November 2020, 00:02

October 27, 2020

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27. October 2020, 18:47

October 26, 2020

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5 | 10. July 2018, 16:52
Treehugger
Will you add any rigging?

Very nice anyway, given the tiny model. I wish Revell had a 1:144 one of the IX, like with their VIIC's.
7. October 2020, 06:03
Marco Preto
Thank you! I will add some simple rigging, but only after painting details and subtle weathering.
Cheers

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7. October 2020, 06:51

October 25, 2020

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25. October 2020, 10:11

October 19, 2020

Marco Preto and Rui Costa are now mates.
19. October 2020, 20:39

October 16, 2020

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16. October 2020, 18:56

October 8, 2020

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8. October 2020, 18:48

October 4, 2020

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October 3, 2020

Marco Preto added a new project.
1:72 Supermarine Swift FR.5 (Airfix A04003)1:72 Swift FR.5 (Eduard 73533)
Supermarine Swift FR5
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
79 Sqn. S/WK281 (Flight Lt. Nigel Walpole)
April 1956 - Gütersloh DE
BS381C:641 BS381C:638 BS381C:636
 
3. October 2020, 09:46

October 1, 2020

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1:35 Ferdinand (Amusing Hobby 35A030)
Ferdinand Jagdpanzer sd.kfz 184 & 16t strabokran
Amusing Hobby 1:35
35A030
2019 | New tool
Multi-topic (2)
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1. October 2020, 18:33

September 26, 2020

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26. September 2020, 18:42

September 25, 2020

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25. September 2020, 14:05

September 21, 2020

Marco Preto added a new project.
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In progress
1:144 Sukhoj Su-24M Fencer Ukrainian modern pixel camo (Armory 14704)
 
21. September 2020, 13:47

September 20, 2020

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20. September 2020, 18:19

September 17, 2020

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September 15, 2020

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1:48
Project: DFS 40
1:48 DFS-40 (Master-X MX 4840)
14 | 10. May 2020, 00:35
Zach Wilson
this looks fantastic
10. May 2020, 00:51
Ben M
Whoah, that's cool!
10. May 2020, 05:20
LucLuke B
Nice one! Clean and subtle.
10. May 2020, 06:31
Marco Preto
Thank you. Your comments are to kind.
Cheers
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10. May 2020, 10:11
Spanjaard
looks great
15. September 2020, 11:11
Martin R.
Wow, this one (a complete unknown to me) looks great!
15. September 2020, 11:16
Łukasz Gliński
Wow, what an oddity :o
15. September 2020, 13:44
Gordon Sørensen
Great finish, Marco!
15. September 2020, 13:45
ForestFan
Fantastic, never heard of this so it's true you learn something new every!
15. September 2020, 20:08
Daniel Klink
What the ...??
Superb Marco, never heard of that thing.. extraorinary well job congrats
15. September 2020, 20:35
15. September 2020, 20:38

August 23, 2020

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1 | 23. August 2020, 23:51
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August 20, 2020

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August 14, 2020

Marco Preto added a new project.
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Completed
1:350 Type 214 Class Submarine (Wolfpack WP13501)
Submarine Type 214 Tridente-class
PT Military Marinha Portuguesa (Portuguese Navy 12c-now)

Black
 
1 | 14. August 2020, 22:18

August 6, 2020

Marco Preto and Carlos Ferreira are now mates.
6. August 2020, 11:48

July 5, 2020

Marco Preto owns this item
5. July 2020, 10:10
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June 29, 2020

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1:48 F-16C/D (Kinetic K48076)
F-16C/D Polish Air Force Tiger Meet 2013/2014
Kinetic 1:48
K48076 (48076)
2018 | Changed parts
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15. June 2020, 13:11
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June 11, 2020

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25. October 2016, 11:05
Scott Dutton
Nice finish, some angles look metallic black, others straight black, good job
28. October 2016, 12:45
Gord Coburn
Great engine bay. Well done.
28. October 2016, 17:28
Jimmy L
Looks great. Did those aftermarket parts come in the kit?
10. June 2020, 21:46
Jimmy L
What paint did you use for the body? Also which other paints are needed? I'm planning to buy this kit and want to make sure I have all the paints too the same time.
10. June 2020, 21:47
Marco Preto
Jimmy, the Nismo strut bar was scratch built using plastic card and tube. The brake lines and ignition loom were also added using thin wire. Everything else are the kit parts. If I remember correctly, I used the body from a JGTC R32 Skyline, that has the 2 air vents in the front bumper.
The body color is the Tamiya TS that is recommended in the instructions (I will have to check on my notes which code it is), overcoated with gloss varnish.
Cheers

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10. June 2020, 23:43
Marco Preto
The color is TS-40 Met. Black.

Cheers

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11. June 2020, 14:06
Dominik Weitzer
superclean built! impressive paintjob
11. June 2020, 14:51
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11. June 2020, 14:04

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June 8, 2020

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June 5, 2020

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