Welcome to Britmodeller.com

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

  • Announcements

    • Mike

      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.

Maritime Content

Showing topics in Historic Vessels to 1914, WWI to 1939, WWII, Cold War to 1990, Modern, Work in Progress - Maritime, Ready for Inspection - Maritime, General Maritime modelling chat, Kits, Aftermarket and Reference Material posted in the last 365 days.

This stream auto-updates   

  1. Today
  2. Had a great time, so did they and no one was sent home in disgrace, couple of pic's taken on the drive to Jasper [/URL] [/URL] Regards Richard
  3. Yesterday
  4. Yep - they are there alright. As good as new, just like back in the good old days before the photobucket fiasco.
  5. Good luck with this project- agree that this is a fine looking vessel! Hope you have heaps of fun with this.👍
  6. Wicher (gale) and Burza (storm) were two first destroyers (2010-ton each) of the Polish Navy. They were built in France in 1928-30 as "a bit modified" Bourrasque-class vessels of French Navy. Wicher was sunk by the Luftwaffe bombers in September 1939 while in Hel harbour. Burza survived the war after long and eventful service in Polish Navy along the RN all over the North Sea and Atlantic. However they weren't the only two Bourrasque-class destroyers used by Polish Navy, as in 1940-41 the Poles used (as the loan from Royal Navy) also another one - the Ouragan (hurricane), taken over by the British after the fall of France. Cheers Michael
  7. Thank you all for your replies, I'm not fussy on the scale, but the Airfix and Frog/Novo options are more cost effective for what I've got in mind than resin kits. Shall be keeping my eyes peeled on the not too distant future.🖒 Kind regards, Adrian
  8. Superb piece of work,thanks for sharing
  9. It will be good to see how both the model and you progress on this. It is a fine looking ship. Ray
  10. Thanks Crisp, that certainly does confirm it. I shall use that info when I start cutting plastic. cheers Mike
  11. Sorry for delayed response, @bootneck Mike - I hadn't checked this thread for a while. I haven't dug out my original Jacobin 1/192 Ark plans, which are safely filed away somewhere - but I do have the photocopies reduced to 1/350 which I have been using for my Ark Royal build. Here is the forward lift, complete with a steel ruler and also a spare Airfix lift part - you can see the Airfix lift is pretty much spot on. Hope that helps you solve your problem! Crisp
  12. Thanks for replying Michael. I think you're right, unless I see any evidence to support it, I think models like this one below are just wrong! Will
  13. Yep, all good here bud, I don't see a problem
  14. Hi Folks, Mark whatever...... Just replaced the pics on the first post on the puffer dated 2nd April. Using Flickr, can someone tell me if you can see them and they are quick to download plus any comments Cheers Kev
  15. Modelling is very popular in Japan. They are one of the largest modelling product consumers in the world actually. These particular ships are the maritime equivalents of Spitfires and Mustangs. They will sell and sell and sell in Japan. Any Japanese manufacturer who doesn't have one in their line up is missing out. A more interesting question might be "How do we revitalise the popularity of model making in the UK such that we see a revival in our own domestic manufacturing market making the ships that we want?" Modelling used to be popular here, but somehow we have socially engineered a bad image for it as an activity. Ask the average Brit to describe a model maker and you'll get an image of a loner with wearing a tank top which isn't representative of the majority.
  16. I have more sub assemblies built and ready to paint, the rear main guns and the partial bridge. I've also installed the mid ship torpedo tubes and some sort of what looks like a crane or armament handling device.---John OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr
  17. I will have a update this weekend.
  18. Last week
  19. I think you've pretty much nailed it - the Yukikaze is a famous ship in Japan and very popular. It's like the Yamato - kits of that ship sell in Japan like hotcakes. The destroyer Shimakaze seems to have a similar hold. As Mikemx wrote, all the Japanese companies are focused on what'll sell in their own backyard - the market in the rest of the world is of secondary interest (or in Aoshima's case, effectively ignored). Many of these new kits also have anime or gaming tie-ins. If a "J,K,N" is ever done by one of them, I'd lay odds on it being the Jupiter since the IJN sank her during the Java Sea. If you look at the non-Japanese ships A,F, H and T have done, they're either famous, or were sunk by the IJN. Sometimes both. Mike.
  20. Because the Japanese kit makers make the kits primarily for their (bigger than ours) market, so their own ships will take priority. WEM used to do a reasonable J/K/N class in resin, maybe Atlantic/Starling Models might reissue it if not already. thanks Mike
  21. I wonder why Tamiya , Hasegawa and now Fujimi feel it is necessary to make the same kit on the exact same ship - the 1/350 scale Yukikaze ? I know the Yukikaze is very famous ( the ultimate lucky ship ) - but why make the same ship for the same crowded market ? Why can't one of them give us a decent J, K N Class in 1/350 scale for example ? or if it has to be Japanese , maybe the 1920's Kamikaze Class or the late war Matsu Class Destroyer ?? ( Ps the Fujimi Yukikaze new tool kit - looks a pale shadow to the Tamiya ) but what do I know ?? rant over ....................
  22. She looks spot on, really good job. Still, that Rigging! Geoff
  23. Hi! I'm new in this business, but one person inspired me so much and I decided to try myself with building plastic models. Because I'm from Poland I choose a polish destroyer called Wichura. Hopefully I will receive many good advice as I really don't know what and how to do those things Thanks in advance
  24. Thank you for the comments. If I hadn't visited the South West Ship Show in Portishead I wouldn't have known about these. I must admit I am really pleased that I bought this kit, it came out quite well and well worth the money.
  25. what scale is it? just noticed 1/350, just ignore me.
  1. Load more activity