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  1. Jaguar XJ220

    The original idea was just to take the box contents and add a bit of glue and paint. That intention didn't last long though after a brief look at the engine parts and a browse through Google images. So first job was cut mouldings of the throttle bodies off and get out the selection of ally tubes and the likkle files and re-position that fixing flange at 90 degrees (-ish). Was bugging me way too much to just let it go. This car might take a while. So...... something that was originally one bit has turned into several bits!!! (didn't think to photograph it before I cut it but this shows where it was chopped. And for now will ignore that the 2 plenum chambers (???) broke apart cos I shall want to make a whole new throttle cable linkage that fits between them later on anyway) after one evening the other half has turned into this..... There's a piece of 1mm tube right in the centre to create a small fixing pin and then 2mm and 3mm glued over that for main housing and then a tiny slither of 4mm tube to create the fixing flange.
  2. Just finished this. This is the first car of a clients father.
  3. porsche 918 spyder

    Made a start on this gorgeous little thing. Revell kit 07026. Engine decorated in a mix of Alclads Polished Aluminium, White Aluminium and Steel. Added some tiny bits of AK Interactive Grey Kriegsmarine wash. Tis German after all. And stripped wheels and gave them a coat of Alclad jet exhaust and dabbed Polished Aluminium on the fronts with a make-up sponge. Kinda worked how I wanted it to. I get the feeling this one will be a rather enjoyable build.
  4. My newest project is a bit different, maybe not. I have had a 1/24 UH-1B Huey lying around for a few years(bought back when it was $34). I was looking online at forget what, just going further down the rabbit hole. I come across an art project made from an actual UH-1D called Take Me Home Huey. https://takemehomehuey.org/ I'm not American, well I understand my original dad was, but he died before I was born and mum don't talk about it so I don't really know. I have some strange draw to the Vietnam war, I don't know what it is, maybe because I was born a little after the official end of it. Perhaps it's because I grew up hearing about it. Anyway I did want to try to make a D-model from this kit. Turns out it's a bit more than I had hoped. Also there is no conversions for it. I also had the idea to put this on a semi trailer as a fresh restoration or derelict. I also thought of making it a Canadian CH-118 Iroquois. It's a good kit for a 1969 design. This will have the trailer and the Freightliner. I dug around online for whatever pictures of this one and side profile views. I found a couple of ok pictures and some rough when enlarged drawings and did my best to make them 1/24 for a pattern. I made the first mistake of cutting the fuselage in half through the door to lengthen it. Turns out, the door opening is longer and the rear of the fuselage up to the tailboom is moved back and reshaped. The belly is also deeper, the cowling is quite different from the tailpipe shroud forward. I decided to make a rib structure much like a wooden airplane or house walls and then sheet them. After I thought I could have glued on a block of wood and took a belt sander to it. I cut the tail boom off to make it easier to finish the rear joint area without damaging the tail. The floor was started but will be replaced with new sheet plastic. I don't know how yet to remake the texture on the floor. I'll let the first pictures speak for themselves. I have a couple of ideas for reproducing the decals. The real one is a wrap. I've been in touch with the Huey group but I'm still waiting for certain pictures, namely the roof I need, because it's so tall, no one gets that shot but I need it. I'm not sure if it will be 100% accurate when done, but it'll be very close. It is a big model, about 20" just for the fuselage.
  5. Delorean - Non BTF version?

    Just wondering Has there been, or is there a 1/24 or 1/25 kit of a standard stock DeLorean - a Non-'Back to the Future' version, so to speak? Cheers Hans J
  6. I've been pondering what to make my first build of 2018 and this is something that's been near the top of the pile since I bought it not to long ago. As seem obligatory these days the box shot. A brief look into the a kit that I've made in the past with relatively good result. This was completed in January of 2016/5 I think so the experience has improved since then I hope. From the above kit I am now pretty aware of the areas that need a little more care and also areas where I myself can improve. So for this current attempt at this model I managed to pick the kit up rather cheaply from eBay as it had no decals but as it was the same kit as the finished fina car above I still have the majority of the decals left with only the rear gtr one and 1 other missing. Right so then it was the mindset of I have this kit now what to do with it? Test car? Another race version to go with the fina car and soon the be made gulf version? I couldn't make my mind up, then as I was half way through the Liberty Walk Nissan GT-R I came across a set of carbon decals that cover the whole exterior in a carbon wrap. So that the plan. A full carbon McLaren f1 gtr, possibly with the yellow and pink decals on aswell but I won't make that call until the body is finished. The set includes 4 sheets of pre printed templates to cut of that from what I can see covers most of the car in carbon, there are a few bits not on the sheets(or maybe I just haven't found them yet) but these bits will be easy to make myself with the leftover parts of sheet. Now on to the plastic. The shell is as nicely moulded as it was the first time with no really bad bits to clean up. I need to decide if I should just glue the rear parts on for the engine cover or maybe detail the engine bay a little. And then finally for the first update I need to decide whether or not to cut out the front hatch to show the details underneath that incuded in the kit. I guess if I do the rear it would be silly not to do the front and vice versa. Also in this picture you will notice that I have started to clean up the few mould lines that are on the body and filled the small dips with ca glue ready to be sanded off very soon. I think body work wise this kit will move pretty quick as it is only going a gloss black after primer with then the whole raft of decals to put on. More soon Shaun
  7. So the second holiday project has hit the bench: Tamiya's 'Toms' Supra GT, definitely not going to be finished in the kit-supplied Castrol colours: Tamiya's TS-8 'Italian Red' with AK Xtreme Metals' Polished Aluminium' and some hand painted matt black (first coat only in these photos). The insides are all AK Xtreme Metals' 'Dark Aluminium' but obviously only just started, the cage is glued together but not to the chassis in these pics. Bodyshell is TS-94 'Metallic Grey'. Two light coats and nowhere near shiny enough, so I'll brush on a coat of Klear/Future before decalling, then another afterward. Going to keep the final 'look' a surprise as long as I can, but hopefully y'all will get a kick from it. Not too many 'What If' cars around so nice to do something that little bit outta 'left field', eh ? More soon. Ian.
  8. Long, long ago, well 1974, I bought the 1/24 Airfix Harrier kit when it appeared, Inspired by a conversion article by Alan Hall and Mike Keep, "Updating the Harrier" on pages 118 to 123 of a magazine I no longer seem to have, I started work. As with may kits I purchased when at Brunel my modelling went into hibernation when i started work in 1975 and then found a wife in 1977...and bought a house...then Airfix in 1997 issued big Harrier as the GR3. My conversion continued its hibernation. Time passed and I thought that it would be a good project to finish, so earlier this year I painted the body and started the last stages, painting and final assembly. I acquired a sent of the Airfix decal sheet for the GR3 I'm going to finish it as one from 56 Squadron with the multi coloured fin from 4 Squadron, RAF Gutersloh. Why? Because in 1968 I went, with Esher ATC, to RAF Camp at Gutersloh, Germany. Long story, here it is, the fin ready in black. It still needs some additional painting. I used vintage Humbrol paints HX1 and HX2 from the NATO paint range. They are slightly glossy and cover well, using a brush. Getting the overall camouflage pattern to join up was "interesting" ! The next stage is to spray with gloss acrylic, then apply decals, and finally attach the underwing stuff, outrigger legs and so on. I'm building this in parallel with the Hurricane and Typhoon, previously mentioned.
  9. Hi guys, well I got this bad boy finished, not an easy build but I am happy with how it turned out for my first truck build. I weathered it up a bit to avoid the truck looking like a diecast model, also I scratch built the airlines and the air unit to add some realism and airbrushed over some of the decals to tidy up the lines a little. I've also added a few winter snow shots of the Scania. Finally, you can see my work in progress of this build in the box below.
  10. What do you do when there are 2 excellent colour profiles in the box! Easy, Romanian to port and German to starboard! Hope you like it.
  11. Hi everyone, my nephew said that I had not built a truck yet, so here we are. Compared to the Tamiya kit that I've recently built, this is a bit old school. Not much flash to speak of, but some parts did not fit too well and the instruction diagrams were a bit vague in places, weirdly the sprue numbering system is all over the place, making the task of finding the parts a bit long winded. Overall, it's coming together pretty quickly. I have gloss coated the paintwork so that I can start adding the decals, I hope to have this finished by the end of this week.
  12. Built for the Revell/Monogram 'Campaign' (Group Build) over at www.modelersalliance.com this is a limited reissue of Monograms 90/93 bodied NASCAR Thunderbird, the kit comes with a slew of Alan Kulwicki memorobilia. I replaced the kit decals with the much better ones from Mike Herman/Powerslide, otherwise it's an 'out of the box' build. As ever please feel free to make any comments, criticisms or ask any questions. Thanks for looking. Ian.
  13. This is the old Airfix kit of Wallis's autogyro, dressed up for the Bond film You Only Live Twice. Ken Wallis used to be proud of the fact the autogyro flew itself "hands off", but I doubt if he could have also fired guns, rockets and flamethrowers at the same time, as Sean Connery is doing in the box art: I scratch-built replacement front weapons pods, since the kit provided little spring-loaded rockets which may be remembered fondly but were thoroughly unrealistic. I added the pitot tube, lateral drift indicator tuft, and a support for the rotor spin up drive head, which weren't included in the kit, as well as a seat cushion and lap belt to hid the horrible kit seat base. I also added some of the more obvious cable runs - spark-plug leads, rudder cables, brake cables, and the control cables for the spin-up drive. And I made a couple of decals from a photograph of the real front weapons pods, to add a bit of detail. I wanted to model it with the rotor supports in place, and the pilot figure looked a bit daft sitting in an aircraft that obviously wasn't ready for flight, so I left him out. Even without the pilot, the kit wants to sit on its front wheel, whereas the real aircraft tilted back on its rear wheel when no-one was on board. So I slipped short lengths of 2mm brass rod into the hollow tubes of the rear flamethrowers before assembly (the only place to hide some weight), and that just tipped the balance in favour of a realistic "nose up" posture. Paint is Humbrol enamel and Alclad. I can't believe this was "Skill Level 2" on the box - it was a very fiddly build, with lots of parts having to marry up in complicated ways. I just hope I never meet a "Skill Level 4"!
  14. Hi all, Started a long time ago, I have finished my VW T1 panel last week. The kit is Hasegawa in 1/24 scale, the BRM wheels and the roof rack are from Scale Production, safari windows are from Highlight Model Studio, big decals on the panels are from Motobitz. Decals on the driver door are from several decals sheets, door windows are scratch from rhodoïd. Cyclop light (the roof light) is made with a tank of a 1/72 SH-60. Wooden slats of the roof rack are made with coffee stirrers and weathered. All the build is on my club's website: VW T1 1/24 WIP (in french...) Thank you for watching. Lolo
  15. G'day All, A question for those who have built Airfix's masterpiece, the 1/24 Typhoon kit. Do you think it would be possible to fit the cowlings over the complete engine (i.e. fully built engine for display) by thinning out the plastic of the cowlings in the areas where they interfere with the engine? I really can't decide which way I would like to build the kit. I love the complete shape of the Tiffie and would like to build it all closed up, but I also would love to build and display that wonderful engine detail as well. I've been toying with the idea of thinning out the cowlings and using small magnets to hold them in place so that I could have my cake and eat it to but, unfortunately, it would mean having to build the kit with the full engine detail (including building the magnets into the structure during the build), before I could get to a stage where I could see if the idea was practical or not. So, for those of you who have some experience with this beast, what do you think? Could the cowlings be thinned out enough in the areas where the detail gets in the way? (I'm not worried about any sort of realistic detail on the inside of the cowlings. I'd be fine with various divots etc where it was necessary). Thanks for any thoughts and advice. Cheers, Motty.
  16. I have been at a bit of a loose end today – trying to decide what to build next. I really fancy a go at some AFV stuff – I have just bought a load of ‘quick build' type stuff at 1/72. But at the same time I still have a load of 1/48 Luftwaffe stuff that is really appealing – BF110 / JU87 / JU88 / DO17… So to take my mind off all this difficult decision making nonsense I thought I’d fish out my 1/24 Airfix Hurricane that I built last year – as it always makes me smile… 1/24 / OOB – except for the decals – seatbelts - IP / finished with humbrol rattle cans… Here she is... You’ll notice she is ‘wheels down’ – unusual for me. I didn’t do any WIP shots though – I was too nervous when I joined here last September – but I was quite pleased with the ‘office’. Trouble is you can’t really see anything when you ‘button them up’... …and here she is on the runway… I hope you like it - she makes me smile. Yes the Humbrol 'dark green' is dreadful - but before I joined here - I knew no better... What do you think???
  17. Hello everyone, Apologies for not being around the past few months. I just moved across the country and have only recently had time to model and remembered my Britmodeller login information! This is my latest and first build since moving to New York City. I built an original release of the 1956 Connaught Type B Grand Prix car. It was a fun little kit and provided opportunities to spruce it up a it. I added mesh intake covers, fairings over the carburetors and exhaust manifold, drilled out the exhaust cover, added chassis tubing, a radiator, and weld seams for the exhaust. The tartan seat was painted by brush with the help of Tamiya tape for curves. The metal finish in the interior is cut from a Coke can. Finally my addiction pays off! Thanks for looking, Jake Better shot of the interior panelling.
  18. Hot on the heels of my 1/24 Stuka and 1/24 Hurricane, here is the old Airfix 1/24 Bf109E. As with the other two builds this is another one that is being made forty years after the last one I built! Forty years hasn't been too kind to my peepers and fingers but at least the larger scale is much more fun (and less frustrating) than the smaller scales! It was built for the ATF 2017 Messerschmitts Group Build. National markings, swastikas, fuselage markings and "Ace of Spades" were painted using Montex Super Mask Airfix Bf 109 E-3(K2403). Aftermarket items used were Airscale 1/24 Messerschmitt Bf109E Instrument Panel (AS24 MEA), Eduard 1/24 WWII Luftwaffe Seatbelts (23003), Master 1/24 German 7.92mm MG 17 Barrels x 2 (AM-24-002), Aber 1/24 German 20mm Oerlikon MG FF Barrels x 2 (A24 004). I've got the Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Vb, Typhoon and Mosquito in my stash to do but I need to find room to fit them in first before I start on them! Dave
  19. Gunther Rall 109

    I had originally started this build in the 109 group build, but was sabotaged by Photobucket and some personal things that didn't allow me to complete it in time. Here is the link to the first part of the build. Gunther Rall 109 group build I hope to have all the photos replaced shortly and will update what's been done since the Phorobucket fiasco.
  20. Spotted this over at PlanetFigure, an RAF pilot enjoying a mug: http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/maim-news.108784/ regards, Jack
  21. Kit manufacturer: Tamiya Scale: 1/24 Type: Subaru BRZ Extras used: BECC number plate kit Paints and colours used: Zero paints Subaru World rally blue and MIPA clear lacquer Completed this for a guy who was sadly in a car accident and didnt have full movement in his hands at the time. It was his old car. Hes back modelling now which is awesome though! First pic is of his actual car, really pleased with this one, think its my best car to date.
  22. Italeri Ford Escort RS1800 Mk. II

    We have Italeri's new Ford Escort RS1800 Mk.II in 1/24 scale! Featuring a wealth of detail, rubber tyres and decals for Hannu Mikkola's 1979 Monte Carlo Rallye machine. Oh and it's 10% off too! https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/italeri-124-ford-escort-mkii-model-kit/ Visit the Wonderland Models website: www.wonderlandmodels.com Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wonderlandmodels
  23. Hi everyone I've decided to restart my Hawker Typhoon. I started it a couple of years ago and I don't know why I put it to one side? It will be built with a few panels removed to get some natural light into that lovely cockpit so I'll have to add some extra detail in the shape of wire, plastic rod and plasticard.... Cheers everyone Iain
  24. During my schooldays in the Seventies, I started building the Airfix Superkits and over the next ten years I think I built all of them (apart from the Mossie and Typhoon). Last year I decided to build them all again and started with my favourite - the Stuka (markings were painted): Now I have just completed the Airfix 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk1 (14002): A straightforward build. National markings were painted using Montex Super Mask - Hurricane Mk I Airfix (K24018). Aftermarket items used were Airscale Instrument Panel Decals (AS24 HUA), Eduard 1/24 RAF WWII Seatbelts (23005) and the Aviaeology Hawker Hurricane Stencil Decal Set (AOD24S04). Spinner was scratchbuilt. I am now working on the Airfix 1/24 Bf109E but I think I have already run out of room with a Mossie and Typhoon waiting to be built. I may have to move house before building them! Dave
  25. Finished this one a month ago and got some pictures done. Its the Tamiya Kure GTR kit with aftermarket decals. If anyone played the original Gran Turismo it was a racecar on there! Quite pleased with this one, let me know what you think. Kit manufacturer: Tamiya Scale: 1/24 Type: Kure GTR Extras used: seatbelts and Tabu design decals Paints and colours used: Zero paints white and MIPA clear lacquer