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About the Author

About Frank Portela (Clanky44)

I'm an avid modeller, with about 20 odd years of experience. I belong to a very small group of modellers here in Guelph, Ontario that formed GPMG (Guelph Plastic Modelling Group) over 12 years ago. We have our annual show (WELCOME - Wellington County Modellers Exposition) in the spring. We pride ou...


Thanks Frank Will try a lil experimenting first before i dive in :-) Ian
JAN 31, 2006 - 10:43 AM
Very nice Frank, you have done a great job on the paint work and the weathering. Also think the muffler is very well done.
JAN 31, 2006 - 12:12 PM
Every time I see one of Frank's 1/48 models, I almost forget they're 1/48! Almost makes me want to give a couple a try......almost. Love the camo colors!
FEB 01, 2006 - 02:33 AM
I love the style - To me I would describe it as Crystal Clear Dirty Very wonderfull done. Good tips on the washes. I like the use of water colors! I think I may add them to the arsinal.
FEB 01, 2006 - 02:42 AM
Hi Frank, Thanks for sharing these pictures of your fantastic Hetzer and for providing a valuable tip on the use of acrylic water colour artists paint during weathering. I have often wondered what the outcome of using these instead of oils would be and now I know! Many thanks again. Mark
FEB 01, 2006 - 02:59 AM
I thought it was 1/35 scale! stunning.......
FEB 02, 2006 - 01:10 AM
Masterpiece is the word... even for a 1/35... but, here, a 1/48 man it's amazing ! Once again, the paint job is outstanding Mr Van Gogh !! Yes that's a lot of words with "ing" !
MAR 05, 2007 - 07:50 PM
Very nice, frank Great weathering - just enough to be very realistic Great job
MAR 05, 2007 - 08:32 PM
Excelent work. Very nice model. Miloslav
MAR 06, 2007 - 12:12 AM
Hi Clanky44, Very impressive! Love the streaking you've accomplished. Very subtle, very convincing. I'd go . Joe
MAR 06, 2007 - 04:00 AM