I decided to build a model of the B-25 bomber in Service with the Peruvian Air Force. I had a few references and an old Monogram Snaptite model kit, level 1. I painted the model silver and retouched the surfaces using aluminum foil and a #2 pencil. I also added some weathering effects. I made the decals using inkjet waterside paper. I reproduced the insignia of the plane based on a picture of my dad, Major General (R) Oscar G. Gagliardi Kindlimann, that was taken back in the 50s next to the B-25 Bomber. My dad also provided me with the official specifications of the location of the markings on the plane. Here are a few pictures of the references and the finished model.
This was a very easy to build Revell kit. This kit is categorized as a skill level 2. Many parts are snap-on, so this is an ideal kit for someone that is beginning in this hobby. The panel lines are very well done and after painting the model I decided to use a #2 pencil to enhance the detail even more. The clear cockpit has a yellowish color that looks nice on the finish model.
This is a nice looking plane. The YF-22 was a prototype airplane. It was designed to be the most sophisticated and superior tactical fighter in the sky. Two prototypes were built and it won the contest against the Northrop YF-23 and entered production as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. The YF-22 has similarities in aerodynamics with the F-22 but there are some differences in the position and design of the cockpit as well as the tail fins and wings.
Here I am publishing a couple of images of the finished model.
I know this model is not really an “aircraft”, but I thought it was a good idea to showcase it on this page. It was a lot of fun building the Revell Monogram Battlestar Galactica Model from the original TV series. This is my first Science Fiction Model and I used many of my weathering techniques to add some effects that will make the model look more realistic. I feel I learned a lot building this model.
I modified this model by adding interior lightning that shows through the tiny windows I drilled in the plastic model of the spacecraft. I also added a flashing blue light with red surrounding lights for the engines. They look really cool. I also added a miniature fan within the structure of the model that generates a sound.
The decals that came with this old model are of really bad quality. I am already planning to remove them and painting them instead.
Here are a few pictures I took of the model with some space and earth backgrounds:
Here is a short tutorial that shows you the basic steps necessary to apply decals to a plastic model airplane:
- To apply decals to a plastic model airplane you will need:
- Decal Setting Solution
- A brush
- Tissue Paper
This Monogram 1:48 scale model kit of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress was modified to include 4 electric motors, internal lights, navigation lights on the wings, blinking tail light, front tire light and a light under the fuselage.
The surface of the model was painted to resemble a metallic surface. Some areas were covered with aluminum foil.