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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« on: June 12, 2020, 02:43:01 AM »
Hi guys

This my contribution to this memorial GB.

Sorry, no back story at this time.

The weird name comes from the portuguese word "polaina" which is the translation for "spat/spatterdash/spatteguard" :)


The project started as an Airfix 1/72 Henschel Hs123-A1, but soon turned into something rather different, with the aid of some parts from a variety of different donors.

The inspiration was the Hawker Bloodhound.  See the topic: http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9079.0


And here is the result:




















It still need some clean-up before the primer.



Thanks for watching!



« Last Edit: July 25, 2020, 08:52:28 PM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2020, 03:06:41 AM »
Looking good.  I am sure Brian would approve.
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2020, 07:13:13 AM »
Yes !!!!! :o :o

Such a good look

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 07:24:17 AM »
Lookin' very, very cool!  8)
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 08:43:49 AM »
Wow ! 

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2020, 03:05:47 PM »
Looking good.  I am sure Brian would approve.

Yep! :smiley: :smiley: 8)
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2020, 09:16:55 PM »
Looking good.  I am sure Brian would approve.

Yep! :smiley: :smiley: 8)
No doubt about it! Great looking start!

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2020, 04:05:14 AM »
Yep. Brian would love both the general weirdness and those scrummy Henschel spats - sorry, polainas   ;D

I am guessing that a certain diminutive brown canid will approve too  ;)
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 11:05:44 PM »
Thanks!

After a procrastination period I finally managed to advance to the painting phase.

So I thought green and white. And that is the result so far....










Now I need to find some decals to go with it.

Let me see what the spare box has to say about it :)


Thanks for watching, and keep safe!



« Last Edit: July 07, 2020, 11:20:40 PM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2020, 01:14:40 AM »
Nice! :D
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2020, 01:20:58 AM »
It looks great! I feel like it might belong in the Porco Rosso universe.

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2020, 02:19:34 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2020, 04:10:54 AM »
... it might belong in the Porco Rosso universe.

Definitely! Great stuff  :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2020, 03:30:04 PM »
Thanks!

And the work has advanced, with the gloss varnish, some decals and the base painting.










A few minor retouches and it is done.

Still deciding if I let it really shiny as it is, or if I tone it down a little bit with some matte varnish.

Decisions, decisions :)

Thanks for watching!

« Last Edit: July 19, 2020, 03:33:25 PM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2020, 07:54:02 PM »
Shiny racer or semi-gloss racer? Hmmm? ???

Difficult choice! Glad it's yours! ;D

She looks good, by the way! :smiley:


I'm thinking I've seen those cow decals on Ma.K kit sheets. ;)
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2020, 02:45:40 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2020, 08:38:08 PM »
And the decision was to let it shine!

So, after a few touches of mat varnish on the tires and exhausts, I called it a day.


Please find below the final photos of my humble tribute to Brian Perri.


























Godspeed Brian!






P . S. -  Yes. the cow decals are from a Mak Falke kit. I started a back story involving a certain Messieur Victor de la Vache,  "V is for Vache", but never passed that phase :(

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2020, 02:12:06 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2020, 06:22:25 AM »
Good call on the gloss coat! That looks excellent  :smiley:
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2020, 08:31:49 AM »
Excellent job, Antonio! 8)

You've done both BdB & SBD proud! :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2020, 10:08:57 AM »
Excellent!  I love the dripping paint on the tail numbers.

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2020, 02:23:34 PM »
Concur with prior comments.  Called it a day at right point.  Fine derivative of Hawker Bloodhound concept.  8)
Have impression Polainador Mk I was used for protecting cow herds from natural predators and poachers.  ???

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2020, 11:51:46 PM »
 I was inspired by this as soon as I first saw it - hope my comes out half as nice.

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2020, 07:13:51 AM »
Madness, MADNESS! And GOOD!
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2020, 02:41:13 PM »
Thank you guys!

Just a final photo.




Thanks for watching!

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2020, 04:22:08 PM »
Excellent and touching posting Antonio.   Card says it all.   
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2020, 05:44:34 PM »
Oh boy what a lovely finishing touch to a great model

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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2020, 01:58:51 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Polainador Mk I - 1/72 mostly Airfix - done!
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2020, 05:29:44 AM »
Brilliant!  :smiley: :smiley:

It's like something from Crimson Skies, if the machines in that game were designed by Miyazaki. 
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