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Luis Alvarez (lalvarezmex)
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5 | 9. June, 20:42
Bruce Huxtable
Watching with interest 🙂 Liking the interior lots 👍
22. June, 19:53

June 9, 2021

Luis Alvarez added a new project.
1:35
In progress
1:35 FT-17 (Meng Model TS-011)1:35 Renault FT-17 - Metal Tracks (Friulmodel ATL-73)1:35 37mm SA18 Barrel Set (Orange Hobby G35-135)
Renault FT-17
US Military US Army (1784-now)
2 Platoon, 1 Co., 344 Tank Bn., 304 Tank Brig.
October 1918 - Verdun FR
 
1 | 9. June, 20:22

May 8, 2021

Luis Alvarez added a new photoalbum.
2 | 8. May, 05:05
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8. May, 05:02
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8. May, 05:01
Luis Alvarez added a new project.
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1:48
In progress
1:48 X-1 Mach Buster (Eduard 8079)1:48 X-1 upgrade set (Eduard 48908)
 
1 | 8. May, 04:48
Luis Alvarez added a new photoalbum.
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1:35
Project: BT-7
1:35 BT-7 (Tamiya 35327)1:35 BT-7 tracks (Friulmodel ATL-74)1:35 BT-7 main set (Microdesign MD 035368)1+
16 | 6. March, 00:14
Palo M
Nice, I like it. The weathering on the top surfaces, like on the white cross, is beautifully done.
6. March, 06:50
Luis Alvarez
Thank you mate!
6. March, 15:25
Mark K
Lovely! Very convincing weathering.
8. April, 05:30
Luis Alvarez
Thanks! I always do the best I can, and really appreciate your comment
4. May, 23:33
Ben M
Looks highly realistic, love it!
5. May, 00:38
Rui S
Very good result 👍
6. May, 23:04
Luis Alvarez
Thanks Rui! Many thanks Ben!
8. May, 04:31
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3 | 31. July 2015, 18:56
Mark K
A fascinating and clearly a challenging project! Do you have George Bradford's scale drawing of this tank? If not, i would be happy to send you a scanned copy.
9. April, 05:20
Luis Alvarez
Thanks Mark! Yes I do own Bradford's book. In fact, I took my templates from there. The thing is that the tracks are kind of unique.... It's been an ordeal and they had to coincide with the pitch of the handmade sprockets. I tried to sculpt them and then get resin copies, but this excedes by far my skills and the project is in my "incomplete projects" drawer now until I figure out the tracks issue.
4. May, 23:32
Mark K
This does sound like an ordeal. I have to wonder whether there is a CAD/3D print solution (not that I have any technical abilities in that area).
5. May, 02:13
Luis Alvarez
Yes, that could be a good solution! I do not own a 3D printer and the 3D printing services I tried ask me for a CAD design which I don't have or know how to do. Besides, we are talking about over 100 individual links or two very long "flexible" tracks which cost a lot more than a resin kit. Nevertheless, I recently contacted a friend of mine which owns a 3D manufacturing facility for industry and maybe he could let me play with one go his printers for a while... so I still believe!
5. May, 14:21
Mark K
I recently received the 3D-printed tracks that I ordered for my Hotchkiss H-39 project. They are amazing - four fully-articulated segments, so they only need to be joined twice on each side. The detail is outstanding, though they are expensive, and they will be rather fragile.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/VYRDRUJRA/ets35t01-hotchkiss-h39-tracks-and-sprockets?optionId=59245018
7. May, 00:50
Luis Alvarez
Thanks for the tip Mark!
8. May, 04:29
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14 | 4. May, 23:58
Ben M
Nice looking Stuart. You should rotate the pics to be upright.
5. May, 00:36
Luis Alvarez
Yeap, I was in a hurry yesterday but I'll fix that ASAP.
5. May, 14:22
Ben M
Very nice!
6. May, 00:04
Neuling
Looks good. I like the details and the metal effect.
6. May, 07:49
Rui S
Nice work 👍
6. May, 23:01
Andrea Morris
Pic #3 is upside down and maybe next time you could put the pictures in build/sequence order. With that out of the way, I tip my hat to you on a great build. I'm very impressed with the weathering. Two questions, did the PE come with the kit if not what is it and where did you get the barrels?
7. May, 10:47
Brian Eberle
Well done! I am working on the same build now. Basepaint applied. Moving on to decals and weathering. I hope to achieve results similar to yours. Very realistic weathering!!
7. May, 11:15
Luis Alvarez
Thank you for your nice comments. The MG barrels were from three sources which I'm updating in the project's inventory. I did not use turned aluminum gun barrel because the one provided with the model was much better looking.. I think it is slide-molded.
8. May, 04:14
Luis Alvarez
All the PE used in this project was from ET Model. However, I just don't like simulated grills! the turret hatches and engine doors handles were made from copper wire. The antena was from a broken guitar string. The tow cable was made from copper .... cable.
8. May, 04:19
Luis Alvarez
I was a bit disappointed with the kit's decals as only one set covered my project subject. Besides, I thought that yellow was too bright for a sun-exposed vehicle. So, I made or painted all markings including the yellow band around the turret. I also added some notorious foundry markings which show in many M3 photographs.
8. May, 04:25
Luis Alvarez
I had a lot of fun building this kit. It is accurate and the fitting is superb! Probably I'll make another one with interiors sometime in the future.
8. May, 04:28

May 5, 2021

Luis Alvarez completed this item
5. May, 14:57
Luis Alvarez completed this item
1:35 KV-1 (Tamiya 35372)
Russian Heavy Tank
KV-1 Model 1941, Early Production
Tamiya 1:35
35372 (372) 2020 | New tool
5. May, 14:57
Luis Alvarez completed this item
5. May, 14:56
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5. May, 14:47
Luis Alvarez owns this item
1:35 T36E6 (AFV Club AF35020)
T36E6 Track Later Type
AFV Club 1:35
AF35020 1994 | New tool
5. May, 14:46

May 4, 2021

Luis Alvarez started this item
1:35 T36E6 (AFV Club AF35020)
T36E6 Track Later Type
AFV Club 1:35
AF35020 1994 | New tool
4. May, 23:56
Luis Alvarez completed this item
4. May, 23:55
Luis Alvarez completed this item
4. May, 23:55

April 28, 2021

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Project: KV-1
1:35 KV-1 (Tamiya 35372)1:35 Russian Heavy Tank KV-I Vol. 1 - Basic set (Aber 35143)
11 | 12. December 2020, 20:57
Rui S
Excelente pintura e weathering. 👍 Podia rodar as imagens no seu álbum, em opções avançadas😎
13. December 2020, 19:58
Juskifo
Superbe belle patine
27. April, 21:42
Mark K
Beautifully done!
27. April, 21:53
Alex Rodionov
Look like a real. 👍
28. April, 03:39
Villiers de Vos
Very realistic painted
28. April, 04:41
bossy122
Stunning weathering!
28. April, 05:22
Neuling
I agree with everyone above! 👍
28. April, 08:18

March 24, 2021

Luis Alvarez owns this item
24. March, 00:55
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1:35 M3 Stuart (Tamiya 35360)
U.S. Light Tank
M3 Stuart Late Production
Tamiya 1:35
35360 2018 | New tool
24. March, 00:54
Luis Alvarez added a new project.
24. March, 00:54

March 4, 2021

Luis Alvarez owns this item
4. March, 19:45
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4. March, 19:20
Luis Alvarez added a new project.
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1:35
Completed
1:35 BT-7 (Tamiya 35327)1:35 BT-7 tracks (Friulmodel ATL-74)1:35 BT-7 main set (Microdesign MD 035368)1+
 
4. March, 19:14

February 25, 2021

Luis Alvarez owns this item
1:35 D-25T Barrel (RB Model 35B32)
122mm
D-25T Barrel for IS-2, IS-3
RB Model 1:35
35B32 201* | New tool Multi-topic (2)
25. February, 23:30
Luis Alvarez owns this item
25. February, 23:29

January 31, 2021

Luis Alvarez owns this item
31. January, 16:11
Luis Alvarez owns this item
31. January, 16:10
Luis Alvarez owns this item
1:35 M551 Sheridan (Tamiya 35365)
M551 Sheridan Vietnam War
Tamiya 1:35
35365 (365) 2019 | New tool
31. January, 16:10
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4 | 31. January, 05:14
Juergen Klinglhuber
Wow - how big is that thing?
Following - looks interessing......
31. January, 10:06
Luis Alvarez
Exactly 71.8 cm wingspan!
31. January, 15:21
Bernd Korte
I won't miss this!
31. January, 15:30
Luis Alvarez
The fit is poor for nowadays standards. So, a lot of filling, sanding, polishing and panel re-scribing to do before I even try a natural metal finish!
31. January, 16:03
Luis Alvarez added a new project.
1:72
In progress
1:72 SR-71A Blackbird (Hasegawa 00983)1:72 SR-71A (Rocketeer Decal RD72003)
 
31. January, 05:20
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2 | 31. January, 05:06
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2 | 31. January, 04:45
Luis Alvarez completed this item
31. January, 04:39
Luis Alvarez added a new project.
1 | 31. January, 04:05

January 28, 2021

Luis Alvarez added a new photoalbum.
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4 | 24. July 2020, 00:30
Ben M
Watching
24. July 2020, 00:33
Black Baron
Following
10. October 2020, 13:44
Bernd Korte
Another interested follower!
10. October 2020, 15:50
Stephen Young
Looks great! Is the model completed?
28. December 2020, 19:26
Cuajete
Me 5!
29. December 2020, 21:35
Skywalker
I'm in!
29. December 2020, 22:59
Luis Alvarez
Hi! Thank you! My Dad got Covid and had to stop everything for a while...He is recovering now and back to the workbench. The issues with fitting are slowing me down ... lots of sanding and panel rescribing!
28. January, 01:41
Ben M
Hi Luis, I'm sorry to hear that. I'm glad he is recovering.
28. January, 03:08
Cuajete
I'm glad he is recovering too 🙂👍.
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28. January, 18:50

December 12, 2020

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1:35
Project: KV-1
1:35 KV-1 (Tamiya 35372)1:35 Russian Heavy Tank KV-I Vol. 1 - Basic set (Aber 35143)
1 | 12. December 2020, 20:35
Luis Alvarez added a new project.
15 images
1:35
Completed
1:35 KV-1 (Tamiya 35372)1:35 Russian Heavy Tank KV-I Vol. 1 - Basic set (Aber 35143)
 
12. December 2020, 20:00
Luis Alvarez owns this item
12. December 2020, 19:57
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12. December 2020, 19:56

November 16, 2020

Luis Alvarez owns this item
16. November 2020, 23:01
Luis Alvarez owns this item
1:35 KV-1 (Tamiya 35372)
Russian Heavy Tank
KV-1 Model 1941, Early Production
Tamiya 1:35
35372 (372) 2020 | New tool
16. November 2020, 23:01

October 18, 2020

Luis Alvarez added a new project.
1:48
Completed
1:48 Luftschraube / Aerial Screw / Vis Aérienne / Vite Aerea / Tornillo aéreo (Revell 00500)
 
18. October 2020, 14:43
Luis Alvarez added a new project.
1:8 Flugmaschine / Glider / Machine volante / Aliante / Maquina volodora (Revell 00502)
 
18. October 2020, 14:42
Luis Alvarez added a new project.
18. October 2020, 14:41

August 31, 2020

Luis Alvarez added a new project.
1:48
In progress
1:48 Super Étendard (Kitty Hawk KH80138)1:48 Super Etendard (Eduard 49791)1:48 Dassault Super Etendard Landing Gear - Whitemetal Detail (Scale Aircraft Conversions 48323)1+
Dassault Super Etendard
AR Military Armada de la República Argentina (1810-now)
2 Esc. de Caza y Ataque 3-A-203
1982 Falklands War - Islas Malvinas
 
31. August 2020, 18:06

July 24, 2020

Luis Alvarez added a new project.
1:72
In progress
1:72 Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing (Italeri 1280)1:72 Northrop YB-49 & Y/XB-35 Flying Wing- Whitemetal Landing Gear (Scale Aircraft Conversions 72002)
 
23. July 2020, 23:43
Ben M
I hope you post in-progress pictures. I've always been fascinated with these aircraft.
24. July 2020, 00:05
Maciej Bellos
Following. The father of the Spirit.
24. July 2020, 06:55
Choppa Nutta
Interesting subject indeed ! 🙂
24. July 2020, 10:29

July 16, 2020

Luis Alvarez owns this item
1:48 Snowspeeder (Bandai 0196692)
Star Wars
Snowspeeder Modified Incom T-47 Airspeeder
Bandai 1:48
0196692 (2291090) 2015 | New tool
16. July 2020, 23:22

July 4, 2020

Luis Alvarez owns this item
4. July 2020, 21:09

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