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  1. 75 points
    Hi all. Though I'd chuck in some pics of the Beau I finished earlier in the year. I used the Tamiya Beaufighter Mk VI kit with a few scratch built mods to make it a TF X. I used the excellent Aviaeology decal set which comes with extensive reference pics and supplemental detail info - more than just a decal sheet really and highly recommended for your builds when available. The RPs are actually leftovers from my old Revell Mosquito and I modified the mounts and fins, the latter being far too thick for my liking. Hope you enjoy the model and please let me know of any suggestions for improvement. Thanks! Andy
  2. 73 points
    Hello chums. Here at long last is the RFI of my Airfix Handley Page O/400 that I finished a few months back. I have been working in the Float plane GB since its finale and haven't had the chance to get the photo tent up until that one was finished. Here are some links to the Group build if you're interested. Catalina "BLACKCAT" WIP Catalina "BLACKCAT" RFI And the WIP for this build can be found here. WIP The build is based around the "Last Days" wording that I saw in a reference book during the build. This was in reference to the flight performed by Sir Keith Park. "Sir Keith was originally from New Zealand and became an air ace with the Army’s Royal Flying Corps. Initially in the First World War he served as a soldier at Gallipoli and the Somme, but became a pilot and ended the war having shot down 20 enemy aircraft. After the war, at a time when air flight was still in its infancy, he decided to demonstrate what could be accomplished with large aircraft. Sir Keith and his crew of eight flew their Handley Page 0/400 with two 350 h.p. Rolls-Royce engines at an average airspeed of 66mph. The 1,880 mile flight in 1919 took 30 hours in the then state-of-the-art bomber despite unpredictable weather, and returned four days later." A wonderful story I'm sure you'll agree. During the build a few sad occurrences, the death of two of our girls. Belina and Doctor who. ( hens ) below is Belina in her sick pen. And the death of one of my favourite Directors. George A Romero who watches me build all this plastic tom foolery. So as it happens this build and its FRI are dedicated to them all. Truly the "last Days" Without further ado I bring you many, many, probably too many but who cares its Christmas, pictures of the Handley Page O/400 in all its glory. Tamiya paints. (acrylic) Ezline (lots of it) Flory wash. RP toolz punch. and the usual blood, sweat, tears, wine, friends. you get the picture. Phew. Hope you enjoy the pics. I'm orf to post this now so I don't loose it all. Have you all a lovely Sunday and Merry Christmas and more than that. Happy modelling chums. Johnny
  3. 67 points
    Along time ago, in a galaxy not too far away, when I was 6 (over 45ish years ago!), I built my first ever model. It was the Airfix series 1 plastic bag issue of the Me262, which was purchased from good old Woolworths! I added so much tube cement to the canopy that it melted, and it was painted gloss green, which never dried properly and spread green finger prints everywhere! It was eventually shot down by Airfix's British Paratroopers as it was bombing them as they attacked the Costal Defence Fort! When Airfix released their new kit of the 262, I just had to build one for old times sake. So here is a slightly better finished model: I then realised, once I finished the Airfix kit, that it was in the same markings, though a slightly different scheme, as a 32nd scale Trumpeter 262: Thanks for looking Angelo
  4. 64 points
    Hi mates, Finally, I have an F-111B in my collection! This is a conversion of the 1:72 Hasegawa F-111C/G kit, with quite a few modifications necessary to represent F-111B BuNo 151972 as she appeared during Phoenix missile testing at Hughes Aircraft. As I'm sure you're aware, the F-111B was an attempt to develop a version of the USAF F-111 "TFX" to meet the US Navy's fleet defense requirement. If you don't know the story, I suggest you start here on the Tailhook Topics blog, maintained by @Tailspin Turtle. Tommy also literally wrote the book on the F-111B, which I've been keeping under my pillow each night, and who also was a tremendous help to me during this project. Thanks Tommy! Only seven F-111Bs were built, and they differed from each other in many ways. The subject of my model also differed significantly from the Australian F-111C on which I based the conversion. Nevertheless, it was probably the easiest way to do it. Here is my usual executive summary (skip to the pictures if you don't want to read all this clag!) Project: Grumman/General Dynamics F-111B Kits: Hasegawa F-111C/G R.A.A.F. (kit number 00952) & Revell F-111 TFX (kit number H-208) Scale: 1:72 (really, is there any other?) Decals: Representing 151972 during Phoenix missile testing at Hughes. Phoenix Missile Testing logo and BuNo on vertical tail created in CorelDraw and printed on Canon ink jet printer. Stencils from Microscale 72-452 F-111 Stencil Data. National insignia, canopy seals, all red stripes, and other miscellaneous markings from the Island of Misfit Stickers Photoetch: Eduard set 88175, and an occasional bit from the Drawer of Fiddly Stuff Resin: Pavla S 72086 Escapac 1C-6 Ejection Seats; Pete's Hangar PHD 72001 F-111B Conversion Set Paint: Gunze H315 FS36440 Light Gull Gray, H11 Flat White, H90 Clear Red, H94 Clear Green, H12 Flat Black, H13 Flat Red, H77 Tire Black; Alclad 101 Aluminum, 111 Magnesium, 112 Steel, 314 Klear Kote Flat Improvements/Corrections Modified cockpit to include Escapac ejection seats (151972 did not have an ejection capsule) Replaced kit nose with resin replacement from Pete's Hangar set (which needed to be extensively reshaped) Modified kit intakes to represent the early translating cowl type in the open position; replaced kit "kinked" intake ramps with straight ones made from sheet styrene Detailed cockpit with Eduard photoetched instrument panel and seat harnesses Filled in triangular vents on fuselage spine and used decals to represent the smaller vents on 151972 Added vent covers made from sheet styrene immediately below the wing glove Shortened wing slats due to absence of rotating glove on 151972 Modified main gear door and scratch built deployment mechanism to represent early type Added sculpted resin motion picture camera housing on top of vertical fin Replaced fuselage boat tail with knife edge version from old Revell kit Replaced blunt fuselage extension fairings with pointed ones from old Revell kit Modified resin tail hook fairing from Pete's Hangar conversion set and scratch built arresting hook Added numerous telemetry antennae used by Hughes Modified nose of Phoenix missile from Hasegawa Weapons Set; pylon from Hasegawa F-18 Build thread: Part 1 and Part 2 Pictures! First, here is what she really looked like (this is called "leading the witness"): Cheers, Bill
  5. 62 points
  6. 61 points
    Hello Folks, Here is another model from the Matchbox GB,......this one represents Halifax Mk.I, L9613, NF-V from 138 (Special Duties) Sqn based at Stradishall and later Tempsford for agent and supply dropping in support of SOE. On the night of 28th November 1941 the real L9613 had dropped the brave Czech agents into Czechoslovakia responsible for killing Reich Commisar Reinhard Heydrich, and who were tragically betrayed by one of their own to the German`s, resulting in an infamous final shoot out in the Karel Boroejsky Church in Prague. The model has Aeroclub white metal propellers and has been heavily `modified' using spare parts from the Revell kit, such as the nose turret, undercarriage legs, exhausts, and the engine nacelles were also cut up and made more accurate using parts left over from the Revell kit too. It was brush painted using Polly Scale and Humbrol acrylics and the decals came from AML,..... although the codes had to be altered and the grey codes on the right side were modified Xtradecal ones. Here is the WIP; Here are the engine nacelles in the process of being `modified'; And here is the model,....with early markings on one side and later markings on the other; late 1942-43; 1941- early 1942; So that is it,.....hope you like it! Cheers Tony
  7. 61 points
    Hi guys Here is the Airfix Vulcan I recently finished. I built her for a guy who's dad used to be a flight engineer on these before the Black Buck missions of 1982. He had been given the kit by family but never got round to building it. My club West Middlesex were contacted back in July 2016 asking if someone could build this for him. I volunteered as I built one as a kid and wanted to see how she would turn out by today’s standards. At this point I had no idea of the life tribulations that would come up as the build progressed. Everything modelling stalled from October 2016 until March 2017 because we moved house followed a month later the birth of our second child. Roll onto November 2017 and around 110 hours of work, she is finally finished. I decided to build XM607 from Black Buck 1. The aftermath was the famous picture of a string of craters including the single crater on Port Stanley’s runway. The build I was given free rein on this to do and add what I felt the build needed. The first job was to completely re-scribe the entire kit. This took an age but was well worth it. The kits raised details were optimistic to say the least considering how much sanding and filling is needed to get her decent. For aftermarket items I purchased the Master metal refuelling probe, 26 decals cockpit masks and Freightdog’s “Gods of Sea and Fire” decal sheet. Next we had @gazza l offering his stunning homemade turned brass exhausts. These are exquisite and really draw the eye when viewing from the back. Lastly @Jason provided the AN/ALQ-101 ECM pod from his spares box. The aircraft was painted with Gunze. WIP Here Thanks for looking. DSC_7998 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8001 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8005 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8006 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8007 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8014 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8017 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8029 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8032 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8033 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8035 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8036 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8040 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8041 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8042 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8043 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8044 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8046 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8049 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8050 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8053 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8057 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8062 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8067 by Mark Inman, on Flickr
  8. 60 points
    Hello, I propose all my projects made of the brand Wingnut wings since the first, the SE-5, at the last Salmson. SE.5a "Hisso" Roland D.VIa Hannover CL.II Pfalz D.XII Pfalz D.IIIa Sopwith Snipe Late Sopwith Triplane Albatros B.II Early Fokker D.VII (ALB) Hansa-Bradenburg W.12 Early AMC DH.2 Bristol F.2b Fighter (post war) Bristol F.2b ....not finished Roland C.II Albatros D.Va (OAW) Roland D.VIb And the last Salmson 2-A2 Best Regards Michel
  9. 60 points
    Hi Everyone, Just broke my Tamiya 1/48 Thunderbolt cherry so I thought I`d share some photo`s Finished to represent a Razorback of the Pineapple Air Force ( so called because of their time spent stationed at Hawaii before they eventually got sent to the war zone ) Done as `Big Squaw` which was assigned to Capt John Vogt, 19th FS, 318 FG, based at Aslito Field, Saipan, 1944 Each Pineapple marking below the cockpit represents time spent with the group rather than a kill or mission completed Mostly built from what`s in the box but with some slight additions, including: different style rear view mirror and P-40 style tear drop fuel tank from the spares box Added some wire to the engine to represent the ignition harness and decals from Thundercals set no 48-004 Managed to find some photo`s of the actual plane on Google, so then had to recreate the very heavy weathering the aircraft had...... I actually believe I didn`t go far enough in the end ( just do a search for P-47D, Big Squaw, Saipan and you`ll see what I mean ) Really enjoyed building this kit and will have to get a Bubble top ( hopefully they`ll bring an `N` out one day ) Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking, Russ
  10. 60 points
    Hi Just before many 1/72 Phantom are about to flood our shelves I have just finished this Fujimi Phantom FGR.2 in grey-green camouflage. It was an easy kit to build even if the level of details is basic in the cockpit. That is the reason why I prefered closing the canopy. I have been inspired by a picture in the book RAF Phantom from Peter Foster and this is the Phantom FGR.2 XV497 #A of No 19 squadron in August 1983, a climax year in the Cold War. Transfers are coming from different Xtracolour sheets. I hace still in my stash another box of this kit but I am looking forward for the FAA Airfix one to come. Patrick
  11. 59 points
    Hello, fresh from my desk: Eduards new Fw 190 A-4 in JG 1 markings. This aircraft was flown by Lt. Eberhard Burath of I./JG 1 in April 1943. Eduard will offer this markings in their new Royal Class edition of this great kit
  12. 58 points
    1/48 Eduard Aussie 8s are all finished up! HUGE thanks to Brewer for the amazing pictures. First up, the NMF: Alclad and Tamiya chrome silver rattle can Brassin wheels Barracuda resin cowling topper. Silver Spit 14 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Silver Spit 15 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Silver Spit 1 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Silver Spit 4 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Silver Spit 7 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Silver Spit 8 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Silver Spit 17 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Teeth! Eduard 8 Tamiya RAF colors and Gunze for the RAAF gray and green. Brassin Wheels Ultracast cowling top. Ultracast cockpit door. Grey Nurse 1 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Grey Nurse 3 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Grey Nurse 5 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Grey Nurse 7 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Grey Nurse 10 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Grey Nurse 11 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Grey Nurse 17 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Grey Nurse 19 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Grey Nurse 4 by Aaron Long, on Flickr Thanks for looking! And BIG thanks to Jason Brewer (Brewer Models) for the pics.
  13. 54 points
    This is Airfix's kit of the Typhoon. Apart from the firing wires for the rockets, it is built completely out of the box. It is a complex build, due to its size, and the impressive level of detail, and there is a bit more flash than expected for such a new kit, otherwise there are no real pitfalls in assembly. I used Xtracolor enamels for the camouflage colours, and the decals are from the kit as well. Thanks for looking ! Angelo.
  14. 54 points
    Hiya Folks, Having been stuck on the shelf of doom since my hospital visits last year I finally got this one finished, it is the Hasegawa 1/72nd scale B-26G kit with decals that I researched for Xtradelcal on sheet X72107 Mediterranean Twins part 2, although I`m not sure whether it would have converted to C Type SAAF roundels above the wings by 1945,.... I stuck with the original B Type just in case. Although the RAF did not fit the cheek pack guns to its Marauder`s (14 Sqn- Mk.I & 39 Sqn-Mk.III,...plus training units) the SAAF did fit the lower guns on each side of the fuselage, only deleting the upper pair. The model was brush painted using Humbrol 155 Olive Drab and Aeromaster Neutral Grey acrylics with Medium Green blotches and as the airfields in Italy were notably muddy I have weathered up the wheels using MiG pigment powders . The model represents B-Bliksem (Bliksem being an Aafrikaan`s word for `Lightning') which flew with 21 Sqn. SAAF from Italy in 1944/45; . Here are the Xtradecal decal instructions; Cheers Tony
  15. 51 points
    Hello all! Here are some photos of one of the models that i finished this year. This model was subject to publication on the May 2017 issue of Airfix Model World. As referred on the title, this is the well known TanModel kit. The first issue. The fit required some tweaking and was problematic around the camera bay windows. The paints used were: - X-1 Black as a base for the metalwork; - Fuselage colours from the Mr.Hobby range; - Alclad2 lacquers; - VAllejo Model Color generic colours; - Satin varnish from the Vallejo Model Air range Hope you like it! José Pires
  16. 51 points
    Hi All, Its been a while since i last posted anything on here, or for that matter finished anything in plastic! Hopefully it wont be as long the next time. Anyhow on to the Lightning... It's the Airfix 1/48 kit so doesn't really need anymore said about it that hasn't already been said. I used the Neomega cockpit, Eduard PE set, Airwaves ladder, Aeroclub nose ring, QMT intake cover and wheels (not that keen on the wheels as they don't seem to take a wash very well) .Cannot remember where the figures came from and the Houchin GPU is from Videoavaition which i do like. Just wish they would do more in 1/48 scale I used Gunze acrylics, Aeromaster and kit decals and Galleria semi matt varnish to finish, weathering was a mix of oils and pastels. Enjoy! Lightning F6 (1) by Richard Farndon, on Flickr
  17. 50 points
    Hi Folks, here's my Wildcat. With thanks to the guys over on this thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235025518-wildcat-v-colour-conundrum/&tab=comments#comment-2797901 It's the Tamiya kit with the outer wing guns sanded and removed. Eduard seat belts added and sprayed with my interpretation of ANA colours 610, 603 and 613 using Xtracrylix over a black base with some light YZC chipping. Self made masks were used for markings and just some decals from the spare box. After glossing I used some Winsor and Newton oil paint for washes. I went with the sky undersides as it seems alot of colour photos showed it rather than the light grey which may have been used. The aircraft was based on HMS Atheling for a short period whilst Op Councillor was conducted in the Indian Ocean on June 10th 1944. Although, not really much happened other than to show escort carriers working alongside fleet carriers didn't really work due to the slower speed of the escort carrier. Thanks for looking Nick
  18. 49 points
    Hello, OOB here my new model: Kinetic`s Mirage III BE. Just the big fuel tanks are out of the Mirage IIIE Kit by Kinetic, the red dart pod is selfe made.
  19. 49 points
    Hello All, this is the kit that almost put me off modelling. I had promised to build it for Telford and if I hadn't it would now be languishing on the shelf of doom, never to be taken down. If you want a 1/72 Westland Whirlwind in your collection I can thoroughly recommend that you don't build one of the Airfix original mould kits from 1975 or earlier. This is the 1975 boxing of the 1958 mould. As it comes it is typical, basic Airfix; a pilot for the cockpit, raised panel lines and little detail. Fit in most parts is pretty general at best and lots of 'adjustment' and filler is required to get it looking reasonable. This has a scratchbuilt cockpit (instrument panel with gunsight, control column, floor, rear bulkhead and head armour, roll over bar and rear shelf, compass and throttle quadrant, Italeri spitfire seat and Eduard etch RAF harness) but not much can be seen really. The cockpit transparency had a spurious additional frame which was sanded off and the transparency polished back to clarity with micromesh. I have had a bit of a bash at basic rescribing of the airframe, s'okay I suppose. The spinners were about 1/2 mm too large, which really looked awful, and they weren't exactly round either. To get over this the propeller blades were removed, the spinners sanded to shape and fit and the blades refitted. What a faff. The exhaust covers on the original are solid lumps, so these were sanded off and new ones added from sections of plastic tube. The inners should have an extra little section at the back, but I ran out of enthusiasm by that point; which is why the original undercarriage doors are still used in stead of crash moulded replacements - sorry. The gun camera housing and the spent shell case fairing are scratch built from shaped plasticard. The wheels are very skinny but they have hubs from a generic Spitfire etch to try and lift them a little as the originals were just round lumps. The tail wheel has a piece of brass tube to strengthen it as the original just butt mounts to the fuselage, which would not provide a strong joint. The cannons are sections of Albion Alloys slide fit tube to replace the kit's rather poor sticky out bits. The clear cover on the tail is clear sprue fitted, shaped and micromeshed and the pitot is bent Albion Alloys slide fit tube again. The aerial is Ushci van der Rosten fine elastic. Landing lights are 2mm little lenses fitted in to holes drilled in to the wings as the kit just had little raised line circles moulded on. Filler (quite a lot of it) is courtesy of Vallejo, Squadron and Mr Surfacer. Paints are Tamiya Sky and Xtracrylix Night Black, RAF Dark Green and RAF Dark Earth. Comouflage is freehand airbrushed, decals courtesy of the Pavla Whirlwind I have in the stash and everything was matted with Windsor and Newton Galleria matt. It's in the cabinet - and it should count itself lucky! Thank you for looking.
  20. 49 points
    Here is my completed 1/72 Hasegawa Macchi 202. I love the lines of this aircraft! I added True Details wheels and used smoke ring decals by Mike Grant. Painted with MRP and Tamiya paints. Thanks for looking!
  21. 49 points
    So here she is, my first Shackleton, an aircraft I've loved since childhood when they used to clatter over into Woodford occasionally, the highlight of any schoolday when that happened! Built straight OOB with just a few little aerial additions after reading Chally71's Shack thread on here - many thanks for the info! No wires yet though, I'll get round to sprue melting another day. I was going to do WL756, but having seen that 795 is now preserved at St Mawgan (albeit as an MR2 again) I thought I'd honour her instead. I hope I've done this beautiful Avro justice ...
  22. 48 points
    A little 1/72 scale something I`ve been working on the last couple of months with a fair amount of that time trying to choose an appropriate paint scheme! This is most definitively within the realms of `what if`, although some of it can be traced in fact like say, the serial numbers and red tail, which tended to be the scheme of choice for most test establishments. So here we have TSR2 air frame XR229 test dropping a Red Beard dummy bomb which IIRC would initially have been the TSR`s nuclear weapon of choice. A fun build and something a little different from the white or camo versions often seen on the net. Possibly not so much a `what if`, but more a `could of been`? Thanks for looking.
  23. 48 points
    Hi folks, this is yet another addition to my growing Romanian AF collection. The Hasegawa kit was built OOB and the markings are combination of fabulous Radu B. decals and my own masks. Hurricane No.7 of Escadrila 53 was flown by Andrei Radulescu who claimed 3 kills (I-153) on 30 June 1941. After the initial campaign on the eastern front the remaining Romanian Hurricanes were sent for overhaul and were no longer used in the first line due to lack od spares and to avoid mistakes for AA gunners with Soviet Hurricanes. Cheers Libor
  24. 47 points
    Greetings! Vintage issue of the Cessna 01-D Bird Dog in early Viet Nam USAF markings of 19th TASS from July 1963. Very nice older kit, except for the clear parts. Many thanks for having a look, your questions and comments are always welcome. Cheers, Bill
  25. 45 points
    Hello Folks This is my latest off the bench and represents a few firsts for me. - First 1/32 in a long time, - First time using MRP paints, - First time using Montex masks. - First time using a turps based panel line wash. Eduard(Hasegawa) P-40N A29-607 BU-G as flown by Sqn Ldr John Waddy, 80 SQN RAAF . All but the kill tally and tail code are painted on using Montex masks. Kit stencils. I love the MRP paint and will use it again. The Eduard kit gives you resin wheels and exhausts and some etchy goodness. Hope you like my BU-G. Cheers Andrew P.
  26. 44 points
    Hi everybody This is my last work finished. It is the 1/72 MPM kit with CMK sets. Yhe paint is Alclad White Alu with flat clear Microscale coat. Thanks for your remarks. Hugues
  27. 44 points
    Well I'm calling this one finished. Its the Airfix 1/72 Whitly VII done in Coastal Command colours. Paints all Humbrol and sprayed on. Done out the box, kit decal etc. Only replaced the pitot tube on the wing with a piece of good old Albion Alloys finest. Apologies for the number of images. Could not decide which not to post :-) Comments welcome. Tim
  28. 44 points
    Hi everyone Here are 3 of Hawkers finest. The whole point these first two fairly quick builds was to give black basing a try. I was origanally going to build just the one and then happened to be in my LHS one Friday afternoon and the new Airfix kit just happened to come home with me! So here it is the Airfix kit which many of you will know with a Quickboost rear view mirror added. How did they miss that off?!! This aircraft was operational in the Med during Operation Pedestal in August 1942. All paints are from Vallejo. My first real try of these to and very nice they were, although not as tough as my usual Tamiya and Gunze paints. Decals are from Model Alliance. The anti glare shields are from a Hasegawa kit. This is the Hasegawa MkIIc with MDC Sea Hurricane conversion, guns deleted and rocket rails added. This aircraft flew from an escort carrier in the Irish Sea training future Firefly pilots to fire rockets. Cant remember which one now. The reason it has no canopy is because i bought a Pavla vac form so that it could be displayed open only this didn't fit and i haven't ordered a different one yet. And yes i know the code letters should most likely be yellow but I couldn't be bothered to mask and paint them. The rocket rails are from a Tamiya Beaufighter kit. And finally another Airfix Hurricane in Western Desert colours with Xtradecals. Completed about a year ago. Ans all three together. Thanks for looking. Questions and comments welcome. James
  29. 44 points
    Hiya Folks, Another one from the Matchbox GB,.....this is the Wellesley wearing a slightly less well known scheme, while in service with 47 Sqn in Egypt during 1943 for anti-sub and convoy escort duties over the Med. I went for a faded look to the Temperate Sea Scheme as the real aircraft looks quite washed out and faded and I extended this to the markings too. I scratch built some interior detail and opened up the cockpit side door,....here is the WIP, where I am building two models; Here is the real aircraft; And here is the model; As usual,...the model was brush painted and in this case I used some of my last Aeromaster acrylics,....which will be much missed when these bottles run out! Cheers, Tony
  30. 44 points
    Hello mates, that´s my 1:72 model, built in 2001. It came in the big astronauts box with the NB-52, which i have still to make (shame on me). Except more details, it is quite OOB. Stencils are Verlinden. The faster, the hotter for a oldie speedfreak like me. This is the ultimate hot ! A classic Oldtimer, that made 4.520 mph!!!!! I hope you like it. Cheers!
  31. 43 points
    ISAF - Task Group "Black Cats" - 51 Stormo Afganistan 2009 Kinetic model with a few resin and PE details. Invite
  32. 43 points
    Good day, gentlemen. It's my next model.
  33. 43 points
    Hi, Yakovlev from the box with Eduard PE. Difficult model, but version PP will buy too.
  34. 43 points
    Hi Mates, after a quite Long time, last but not least because I could not start topics with my Firefox-Browser, I would like to show, one of my recent builds. It`s the updated Version of the quite old Kit from Italerie. Mostly oob, only the Exhausts are from Quickboost, Paints are above RLM 72+73 from Agama, below RLM 65 from Humbrol, done as always by brush. I hope you like this cutie, as I do. Any criticism is highly appreciated. Best regards Stefan
  35. 43 points
    Hiya Folks, I built this model in the Matchbox Group Build which has some fantastic models in progress and already done,.... it is well worth a schufti. Here is one of two Wimpey`s that I have built on the GB, this one representing a Wellington GR.Mk.XIV from what I believe to be 78 OTU, Ein Shemer, Palestine, during the late war period. It was brush painted using a mixture of enamels and acrylics, the tail turret was cobbled together from some Airfix Lancaster parts and items from the spares box, the wheels and propellers are from a Trumpeter Wellington and the nose glazing had the panel lines sanded off and it was then re polished. The cockpit interior also came from an old Matchbox Halifax kit,....here is the WIP; ,...And here is the model; The Coastal Command style white and Extra Dark Sea Grey colour scheme was modified by overpainting the white with black,..... but the white paint could be seen around the engine panels and cooling gills where the black chipped away, here is the real aircraft from the Crowood Wellington book; And here is the fantastic box art from the original kit; Cheers Tony
  36. 42 points
    DSC_0012-16 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0006-28 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0003-33 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0008-25 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0006-26 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0006_2-4 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0003_2-7 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0002_2-8 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0004-93 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0003-90 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0011-35 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0006-67 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0003-81 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0001-80 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0001_2-5 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0013-23 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0008-42 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0004-60 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0007-39 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0004-50 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0004-29 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0003-28 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0009-13 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0005-22 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0002-24 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0005-1 by jean Barby, sur Flickr
  37. 42 points
  38. 42 points
    not posted in a while, my first 1/32 scale kit. Hope you like it.
  39. 42 points
    Good evening, gentlemen! It's my next model. Added engine from "Vektor" and navigation lights from "Elf". Gun burrels from needle, rear gun was update with Eduard burrel and handmade something.
  40. 41 points
    Here is the original Ju88 built mostly out of the box with vac-form clear parts and replacement wheels. I used Model Master paints. Decals from the decal binder.
  41. 41 points
    These Corsairs are part of an ongoing build regarding joint British Pacific Fleet (BPF) and USN operations in the last few months of World War II, beginning with Operation Iceberg and ending with carrier raids on the Japanese mainland itself. Both are from the 1/72 Tamiya kit. The BPF Corsair IV (Goodyear FG-1A) had to have the wingtips clipped and I added tiny fuselage vents - kudos to your eyesight if you can pick them out. Here's my traditional attempt at matching one of the reference pics. The 'X' on the tail denotes that this Corsair was based on (edit - thanks @Grey Beema!) Formidable, but I think the reference pic was taken on the USS Intrepid (the US carrier with the most British sounding name). The paint is Colourcoats Glossy Sea blue (WWII version), post-shaded with a little light grey added to the airbrush cup. The USN half of the pair is an F4U-1D with the 'diamond butterfly wings' Geometric markings belonging to the USS Essex. The over spray on the markings was on purpose, believe it or not, and was quite a challenge to reproduce. I couldn't find a reference pic for '185' so I based the markings and weathering on these two pics of Essex Corsairs. Paint is Colourcoats again, but post-shaded with Lifecolor acrylics. Here they are alongside the first completion of the project, a 1/72 Academy Helldiver. The Helldiver RFI can be found here. Off to start on the next triple, two BPF Hellcats and a Seafire.
  42. 41 points
    Hello! As promised, here part 2 of my little Sabres. I built them in parallel, made 2 out of 3 kits, but this one i finished earlier in September 1994. Windshield, rear fuselage and most decals are from Matchbox. Now i found out, the etch was early eduard 72-008, here i used the slats on the different wing. Miss Louise did not live long, was part of 4th FIW, 334th FIS. Written off 29. May 1952. Take off accident at Kimpo K-14. Pilot Jimmy L. Schneider had more luck. I hope you like the tiny missie!
  43. 41 points
    I am not really sure how this happened!!!! After insisting that I would not start anything new until the cupboard of doom was clear, I recently acquired one of Meung’s new 1/48 P51 Mustang kits which included Ronin RAAF decals. The kit is very nice and can be built cement free. A benefit of this is that the fit of parts is very precise. So much so in fact that by gluing some of the major airframe components, mainplane/fuselage, I did inherit some minor issues mainly due to the fact that there was no longer any flexibility to move things to fit cleanly. Anyway the intent was to do a quick build essentially out of the box utilizing the kit decals for a simple RAAF bird scheme and then it happened! Buried in the stash was a RR TT decals/upgrade set and before I knew it I was into another new build continuing the Aussie Target tug theme. The Red Roo RAAF Target tug set is number RRR48148 which includes cuff less blades and Australian type seat. The airframe selected was A68-113, CA-18 Mk 21 and essentially all reference used on this build was provided by the RR booklet. Additional detailing was restricted to the RR kit contents as I wanted a quick build. Overall this was an enjoyable build. Although the Meung kit is a cement free construction it is by no means a simple toy kit, however in my opinion is the best Mustang available at this time in 1/48. Final pics are of the TT row to date and it now looks like a Sea Venom which is in construction will also become a TT bird for something a little different!. Cheers PJ
  44. 40 points
    The first is the old Airfix kit, a real favorite of mine from way long ago. I combined it with some parts from the Frog kit, some scratch building and some PE parts. The second is the new Airfix kit OOTB. It looks "beefier" that the old one if nothing else.
  45. 40 points
    Modelsvit 1:72 with Linden Hill decals. Although a 'short-run' model, one of the better models I have ever built - its details surpass those of 1:48 offerings, yet it builds really nice due to clever design.
  46. 40 points
    Hi Everyone, Just managed to get some photo`s of my very latest effort, which I hope you don`t mind me sharing Special Hobby`s 1/48 Airspeed Oxford built from their `Royal Navy` Boxing Finished in the second marking option from the box to represent an `Oxbox` of the Far East Indies Fleet and based at various locations including: .....Tambaram, India and Puttalam, Katukurunda in Ceylon ( according to the instruction leaflet ) Built 99% OOB with just ignition harness and aerial wires added........ ..although, after establishing that there was no way of seeing them, I did away with the fiddley photo-etched seat mounts and put them on little blocks of wood instead One of the easiest SH kits I`ve ever made with very little filling and sanding involved. Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking Cheers Russ
  47. 40 points
    I'm normally loathe to do RFIs, especially when, as in this case, my own clumsiness lets a good kit down, but this is perhaps a special circumstance, as much of the kit in question was a gift. Earlier this year, which seems about a hundred years ago at this point, I built some Polish Spitfires. I guess some people liked the thread, because I got a PM from @GrzeM , who had seen I was interested in building IBG's RWD-8 kit; Grzegorz knows some of the people over at Arma Hobby (now lamentably out of the resin game, though I'm excited to see what they'll do in the plastic kit arena), and he'd showed my build thread to them; they offered to send me their corrected resin wing and engine cowl for the kit, and Grzegorz, who knew I wanted to build a Polish air force model (none of IBG's two, soon to be three boxings of the kit have PAF markings, even though for one, a Polish air force aircraft is the box art!) scrounged around and found some exceedingly rare decals to allow me to build one. All of this was exceptionally kind on the part of everyone concerned, especially seeing as, having seen some of my builds, they knew the end result would not necessarily show their products to advantage. There are a number of errors present here, all of my own making. The only suitable Polish national markings I had were for PZL P.7s and P.11c aircraft, and those are noticeably larger than the ones on the RWD-8. Additionally, I carelessly damaged the serials, which were red, and had to replace them with some WW1 Pegasus RFC serials and the kit RWD.8 rudder markings, which are black and white, respectively. Any other errors you spot are of course also my own. I'm also, as you'll soon see, a poor photographer. Build thread here.
  48. 39 points
    It was a long fight... Its SF as far as I can tell. Funny thing is that I found an inspiration for this here at this very forum:) few pics from workbench :
  49. 39 points
    Thanks for watching! Merry Christmas.
  50. 38 points
    The 22 Mk.41 airframes for the West German Navy were the first export orders for Westland-built Sea Kings, and entered service with Marinefliegergeschwader 5 at Kiel-Holtenau between April 1973 and September 1974. Based on the HAS.1, the Mk.41 was the first dedicated search and rescue variant, and introduced the lengthened cabin (achieved by moving the aft bulkhead rearwards by nearly six feet) with a 'bubble' observation window on each side, and the addition of the forward port side window - features which became standard on the subsequent RAF HAR.3, Norwegian Mk.43, and Belgian Mk.48 SAR aircraft. Unlike them, however, the German aircraft retained the original five-bladed tail rotor throughout their service lives. In keeping with all my previous Sea King RFI's, the following photos are captioned as appropriate.... Cockpit detail work included re-framing the seats and mountings, and squares of tea-soaked cotton wool cleansing pads to represent the sheepskin seat squabs. The upper windows were tinted with my 'Sea Green' mix, and my home-made grille decals show up particularly well against the fluorescent orange. As with all my previous builds, the main rotor head assembly was lowered so the swash plate sits within the upper housing. Piping and wiring was added to the rotor head from stretched sprue, and made more prominent again than on the preceding HAS.6(CR) and Mk.48 builds, and the blades were modified to represent the original metal type. Seen here between the dipole aerials is the anti-collision beacon fashioned from a piece of clear sprue and painted clear red. The drilled-out lower nose spotlights can also be seen along with the moulded-on upper spotlight, all glazed with PVA glue; also visible are the drilled-out lightening holes in the undercarriage units. The small spotlight above the cabin door was made from a front leg removed from a seat, and the winch was modified to the 'standard' type fitted to Westland-built aircraft - these were later replaced in service by 'Sikorsky-type' units. The white line across the radar dome base is actually a cat hair, and not part of the model ! Noted in photos of the actual aircraft and incorporated into the model were details such as the internal strips for attaching the radar observer's blackout screen to cover the forward port window, a small whip aerial on the upper starboard tail boom, and the fact that the main wheel hubs had a metallic finish, rather than the usual white of the gear legs and tailwheel unit. Work on the underside included fitting early-type large Doppler aerials made from plasticard squares, oil drain fairings, adding the spotlight well to the starboard sponson, and boxing-in the undercarriage housings. The main feature of the underside is the lifting frame, fashioned from a perfectly-sized item found in the spares box, to which mountings, pulleys, cables and a home-cast resin hook were added. Until later being adapted for more offensive duties, the Mk.41s were originally finished in a high-visibilty scheme in keeping with their SAR role, comprising RAL 7012 Basaltgrau and RAL 2005 Leuchtorange. I had both colours to hand in the form of old Precision paints, and both performed well straight from the tin, the fluorescent orange being applied over a yellow base coat to get the correct shade with less coats than if I'd used white underneath. Photos both in print and online show wide variations in fading of the orange, but the aircraft I wanted to depict - 89+71 - was in fairly pristine condition when on static display at the final International Air Tattoo held at Greenham Common in July 1983. Decals came from the 1980s-vintage Airfix kit which had 89+71 as an option, applied with some slight modifications and the addition of a number of stencils left over from my Belgian Mk.48. A notable addition was the 'Marine' title from a second Airfix sheet, as for reasons unknown, only one was provided when two were required!