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  1. Hi Folks, Just a quick trawl for information; Does anyone know if decals for the title subject aircraft exist in 1/48? I have the Airfix kit and a superb promo glossy of ZJ100 in flight and always had designs on doing the kit in that particular scheme. I'd be grateful for any information. Failing the decal option; is obtaining, from my own artwork a custom printed sheet of decals (as there is a lot of white in the scheme) or alternatively an accurately cut set of stencils an option? Cheers, M.
  2. Hello Dears, Here I come back, Thanks to @AndyRM101 who shared a tip to post images from Flickr Here's my PR XIX I really enjoyed the kit, she's built almost OOB However I changed the seat for a resin one from my stash I used the excellent Barracuda cast propeller And I changed the Rocker cover, wich is not really necessary since the difference is really not noticeable The prop' is a real enhancement, glad to have used it ! The camera compartment has been detailled and the exhaust stacks are just bored and weathered !
  3. Hello Dears, Did I've been a good guy in Telford ?? Have a look... To my point of view... Yes, I've been, but I'm not sure that SWMBO will agree... Will be curious to know how many of the 1/48 Walrus have been sold this year in SMW ??? And some trainer Harrier too..... And today, I started her Cleaning up the ejection pin This is really a great kit... I asked the Airfix guys about the next 1/48 kits... Seemingly we will not hav the Avro Bison or Blackburn Ripon next year !! What a lack of good taste.. But a Beaufort is possible in a near future, The Blenheim is sure and will be great... But No Stirling or Hampden..... Damn it !! Sincerely. Corsaircorp
  4. Early bath for a Buccaneer ;)

    I was half contemplating cashing in on my Airfix Buccaneer before the Tanmodel arrives. Before I did, I went round it with clamps and tape and it actually lines up pretty well, must have a decent one. My question now I have it taped up where it should all line up, would a dunk in hot water then cold water change the memory of the plastic so it would put up less of a fight when I come to build it. Ive decided to keep it so wondering if it's worth a try Cheers Chris
  5. Hello folks, my latest attempt. Built OOB apart from a resin seat I somehow aquired.... Liked building this one. Painted with tamiya acrylics. (sorry for the quality of photos) and next to it's older brother - the tamiya vb....
  6. Hi everyone. Although this might not be the most original of choices, there's no denying that the English Electric/BAC Lightning was a proper Cold War icon of the 1970's and totally deserving of my attempt to replicate one. Despite the obvious difficulties involved in replicating a realistic scale nmf, I find myself drawn to the F.2A as the box top artwork..... ....but to minimise the stress, it will be gear-up, in an appropriately dramatic pose, finished with AK extreme metal paint.......possibly! Cheers for now, Craig
  7. Hi folk's,playing it safe for the first completion of 2017,although I started her a month ago,Airfix 1/48 Mk1 Spitfire recently delivered to 19 Sqn. Duxford in 1938.I kept her in cleaner than usual condition due to the peacetime roll that was soon to end,many thank's for looking.
  8. New airfix's kit contains landing light and place to make a hole in right wing but "forget" about it at instruction. Do I think P-40B haven't it?
  9. No, not a Whif.... 85 Sqn operated Defiants for one whole month, in January 1941. They were assigned for use shortly after the squadron took up it's night fighter role, it's Hurricanes not being suitable for the job. Unfortunately, the Defiants that were given to the squadron were early mk1s and we're not fitted with AI radar, so relied on ground controlled interception. By February 1941, the squadron were re-equipping with American Havoc night fighters. No photos seem to exist of 85s Defiants, so I have used artistic licence with the finish of this kit. Built from Airfix's excellent 1/48 kit. The build was quick and viceless. The worst part of the build was the paintwork. In order to get the intensely matt look, I tried several varnishes, all without success. Normally tamiya matt gives me a semi matt finish, but, after several coats of Revell and Humbrol matt, the Tamiya seems to have done the trick. The only addition to the kit, other than the sqn codes, was the pilots harness, which is an Eduard part.
  10. This is my own tribute to Edgar, I will also join the GB but my record of finishing them is, to say the least, poor. The kit was built from the box except for an Eduard harness and a couple of pieces from an Aires cockpit set, and I have not made any attempt to correct any shape inaccuracies Like many others on BM and elsewhere, I have been grateful for all the knowledge ( and not only on Spitfires ) passed on by Edgar over many years, and will miss his contributions. I have really enjoyed building this kit and hope that you like the final result. John
  11. I finally got round to setting up my studio so I could show off better quality pics of my models. I found this a bit of a ballache in places, with bad fits, and the landing gear wouldn't glue in place properly, so I had to use super glue and leave it supported all night
  12. My first post on britmodeller and my second 1/48 scale model from Airfix. I'm going to be brush finishing this model with humbrol enamel paints and will be updating this topic a couple times a week I hope all of you enjoy and I look forward to some feedback from you guys thanks ! This the colour scheme I choose for the finish with the 24 yellow nose cone and 123 extra dark sea grey on top with a Number 90 beige green and 135 satin vanish mix for the underside of the model ">http:// I also have some Sprue pictures and a picture of the paints themselves ">http:// ">http:// paints ">http:// Thanks for having a look And I'll be starting the build soon
  13. Another pair of Spitfires. Firstly the new Airfix Vb with the Silver Cloud floatplane conversion. Finished with Xtracrylix and a brush. Next the new tool Airfix Mk.I. Lovely kit albeit a bit complex.
  14. Hi folk,s I can't imagine many of the aircraft brigade here on BM not checking out the superb Battle of Britain GB but just in case here's my take on Priller's 109,the kit is Airfix;s newer tool with Eduard;s weekend edition decals.The kit comes a very creditable second to Eduard's in comparison with the glazing not quite as well molded and the awful sprue attachment's on the separate leading edge slat's letting it down.Colour,s are all Tamiya which I mixed from photo,s and profile,s.Many thank's for looking.http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234984672-and-beware-the-hun-in-the-sun/page-1 Build can be found here.
  15. So here`s the kit I`m entering for this Group Build...., .... and I was initially going to finish it in another unit`s scheme. I hate the fact that the swastika is sometimes missing from kits, although I do understand as to why if has to be. However in the case of `white 12` which crashed at Broom Hill, Strood, near Rochester, Kent on Monday 30th September 1940, it seems there was a very valid reason with a good story and a perfect option for another diorama build. I quote..., The following photos below of the downed aircraft on Broom Hill are shown with a soldier standing in front of the tail section of the aircraft, this is because in the interest of morale he was possibly obscuring the kill markings recording the number of enemy planes the pilot had shot down. This Aircraft had 8 kill markings present, all of which were earned by this particular aircrafts former pilot Feldwebel Hermann Neuhoff, who was at this time the only pilot of 7./JG53, who had 8 kills. Also the Swastika is placed in an unofficial position on the tail. The interrogation reports of several captured pilots from JG53 shed some interesting light on the history of the Geschwader's markings. According to these reports, when first formed, the personnel of JG53 adopted as their badge the Ace of Spades, or card of death, and are believed to have worn uniforms with a distinctive cut to show they belonged to an elite unit (in much the same way as RAF fighter pilots denoted their status by leaving the top button of their tunics unfastened). However, in the Summer of 1940 the Geschwader Kommodore of JG53 was Major Hans-Jurgen von Cramon-Taubadel. While JG53 was making a reputation for itself during the Battle of Britain, according to RAF Air Ministry intelligence summary no 60, Reichsmarshall Hermann Göring was informed that Major Jurgen von Cramon-Taubadel's wife was Jewish. Göring then ordered the whole of JG53 to remove the "Pik As" emblem from their planes, and replace it with a red stripe around the engine cowling as punishment. All of JG53's planes were immediately stripped of their "Pik As" insignia. Soon after the whole of JG53 stripped the swastikas off the tails of their planes in protest. During this phase of the Battle of Britain, JG 53's planes were easily recognizable because of the red band and the absence of a swastika on the tail of their Bf109's. On 30 September 1940, the day that this aircraft was shot down Major Günther Freiherr von Maltzahn became Kommodore and JG53. So it would seem this unit did not indeed bare the swastika as a form of protest. However on closer inspection it would seem it was visible close up. You can`t say I`ve not done my homework on this. On to the kit and I have to say I`m quite impressed. Two large sprues with lots of options and the detail seems spot on. The destructions are also nicely set out. ..... and with the last 24 hours being a fun filled wet fest with the next 24 hours looking much the same out of my window, here`s where I am with it now. It`s all still WIP and mostly tacked together for the camera. The pilot figure has had quite a bit of `surgery`. Head came off and was rotated. The hand on the arm pointing skywards was also cut off and turned 180 so it looks like he is pushing open the canopy. The other arm has been glued at a funny angle so it gives the impression he is leaning on the canopy ledge. The prop has also been `manipulated` so that it looks like it`s caught the earth when the aircraft belly landed in. More soon.
  16. Hi all,third and final 1/48 scale entry is the Airfix new tool Hurricane which in the box looks to be a stunner,she will be finished in the colour,s of 303(Polish) Sqn RAF flown by Fl.Off.Witold Urbanowicz (see link)This build is dedicated to the pilots from the Commonwealth and other countries that took part in the Battle of Britain especially those Poles and Czechs who would never return home and enjoy the Freedom they fought so hard to secure for the rest of us. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witold_Urbanowicz
  17. The BAC TSR-2 has undertaken many roles since entering RAF with No. 40 Squadron at RAF Conningsby in the autumn of 1967. Many Canberra squadrons were re-equipped with TSR.2 B.2 Eagles as were several of the V-Bomber squadrons by the mid 70’s. By 1983 11 squadrons were equipped with the TSR.2 B.2 and GR.1 Eagles with a GR.3 variant undergoing development. The West German Air Force equipped two squadrons with B.2 Eagles. The "standard mission" for the TSR-2 was to carry a 2,000 lb (900 kg) weapon internally for a combat radius of 1,000 nautical miles (1,900 km). On that mission 100 nautical miles (190 km) was to be flown at higher altitudes at Mach 1.7 and the 200 nmi (370 km) into and out of the target area was to be flown as low as 200 ft (60 m) at a speed of Mach 0.95. The remainder of the mission was flown at Mach 0.92. If the entire mission were to be flown at the low 200 ft (61 m) altitude, the mission radius was reduced to 700 nmi (1,300 km). Heavier weapons loads could be carried with further reductions in range. The range of the TSR-2 was increased by fitting external tanks: one 450 Imperial gallon (2,000 L) tank under each wing or one 1,000-Imperial gallon (4,500-L) tank carried centrally below the fuselage. If no internal weapons were carried, a further 570 Imperial gallons (2,600 L) could be carried in a tank in the weapons bay. It was equipped with de Havilland Firestreak missiles; a rear-aspect, fire and forget pursuit weapon, with a field of attack of 20 degrees either side of the target, and was eventually replaced in service by a developed variant, the Hawker Siddeley Red Top. West German TSR.2s were unique in that they carried both missiles for a period. Red Top was originally a rationalised, upgraded version of the earlier Firestreak air-to-air missile. In 1956, de Havilland Propellers started work on the Blue Jay Mark 4 (its development codename) and Firestreak Mk. IV. Such were the changes that it was effectively a new missile. It arranged its components in more logical fashion than the Firestreak (which had its warhead in the tail), with an improved "Violet Banner" seeker, "Green Garland" IR fuze, and a more powerful "Linnet" booster rocket. It also had a larger warhead, at 31 kg (68.3 lb) against 22.7 kg (50 lb). The Red Top was faster, and had greater range and maneuvrability than the Firestreak, and its more sensitive infrared seeker enabled a wider range of engagement angles. Being more sensitive it could home in on a target that had been warmed by air friction heating. The Red Top entered service in 1964 and with further development continued in service until 1998. 9519 wears this distinctive livery for the Tigermeet at RAF Upper Heyford, United Kingdom, 12/09/1990 - 17/09/1990.
  18. alternative colours airfix red arrows hawk

    can anybody recommend some alternative makes of acrylic paints it says i require these for my model kit 11 Silver 14ml £1.70 27 Sea Grey 14ml 33 Black 14ml 53 Gunmetal 14ml £1.70 61 Flesh 14ml £1.70 85 Coal Black 14ml £1.70 86 Light Olive 14ml £1.70 103 Cream 14ml £1.70 130 White 14ml £1.70 165 Medium Sea Grey 14ml £1.70 166 Light Aircraft Grey 14ml £1.70 171 Antique Bronze 14ml £1.70 238 Arrow Red 14ml £1.70 Been told humbrol acrylics are rubbish not very good
  19. Another one to add to the collection. As she would of looked at the start of the Battle of Britain. Spitfire Mk1.a K9871/O 74 `Tiger` Sqn RAF July 1940
  20. As part of the MLAEP (mid-life airframe extension program) initiated in 1980, the Eagle GR.3's were fitted with the Concorde derived Eagle F.4 engines, as well as LRMTS, improved EW systems and updated electronics and a new radar. Many improvements made to the cockpit, making it a more work friendly area. The canopies were replaced with all clear, but still gold tinted, units, giving better all round visibility. Eagle GR.6 of 31Sqn
  21. Despite being far busier than one would like over the last month, I've managed squeeze in some modeling time at night to finish off this kit. Although being new mold, I was a little disappointing with the model. I had real trouble with the wings, they just wouldn't fit right and the gap at the fuselage required a fair amount of attention. The panel lines are trenches and overall, parts are just not as crisp as you would expect from a new kit, with mold slip evident on many parts (the 20mm guns were unusable) and detail is a little soft. The good points of the kit are the price and the many options you get; two wings, one for folded and one down, canopy and side door open or closed, control surfaces can be deflected, flaps can be down, rockets or drop tanks, arrestor hook up or down, weighted wheels and the option of wheels up. Decals are nice, but a little thick. Overall, I think Airfix can do a lot better.
  22. Hi Everyone, Seeing as it`s India s Independence day thought I`d show some pic`s of my Airfix Hurricane Which I did as an aircraft of the Indian Air Force, based at Risalapor, India, around 1942 The air filter is a modified Hobbycraft kit part and improvements made include some extra cockpit detail (that can barely be seen) Opened the case ejector chutes that Airfix forgot and a vac canopy Hope you like, Cheers Russ
  23. EE Lightning F.6 XR769/B RAF Tengah 1971 Fitted with overwing tanks for the transit flight back to RAF Akotiri to hand over to 56 Sqn shortly after 74`s disbandment. In 1988, while with 11 Sqn, XR769 was lost in the North Sea while taking part in practice interceptions with 74 Sqn F-4J(uk)`s. The pilot ejected safely and was picked up shortly after.
  24. And could I get this photo the right way round? No!!
  25. Hi All, I like to try something new with each build and this time I had a go at building a biplane and torturing myself with rigging. I certainly learned a lot as I went through this and will happily do some more. The kit itself is pretty horrible, coming from some fairly antique molds. The age of those molds is plain to see with flash everywhere, parts that have become quite misshapen over the years and fit that is...well the parts fit where they touch so a deft hand with the filler is required almost everywhere in order to get a reasonable finish. Having said all that, I really enjoyed building this and although there is a lot of work to correct the many faults, none of it is all that difficult but just time consuming. A number of parts were scratched - mainly wires/links from control horns and the tailplane struts went in the bin straight away to be replaced with fine brass tubing. A visit to the RAF museum came in very useful indeed to get some reference shots of the way rigging was dealt with. There are myriad inaccuracies still, many of which I chose to live with in the interests of pragmatism and getting the thing finished! I used Bob's Buckles for the first time - creating turnbuckles by mating them with 0.5mm brass tubing that I cut to size. Great service from Bob - his email confirming despatch included a photo of the envelope being put in the postbox! These things really are tiny and I could never have used them without the aid of a good magnifying lamp. The rigging and antennae lines were made with EZee line but I will be trying knitting-in elastic that another BM member has suggested. I like EZee line very much but it is slightly ribbon-like rather than round and sometimes that does cause problems sometimes when the line twists and then the flatness can be very apparent. I chose not to use the kit decals as I'd been really taken with the 5 FTS colour scheme and this also gave me a chance to use Mal's great Miracle Masks again. The only decals used here are the stencils on the edges of the wings and tailplane. Because of the contours on the model to simulate ribbing and fabric, using the roundel masks was fairly tricky with regard to getting them to adhere closely to the surface and then reapplying the various parts of the masks for shooting the different colours. All in all I'm quite pleased with the effect though. I didn't have that problem with the masks for the squadron signifiers, of course, so that part was very easy. This is the second model I've built using masks and I'm a complete convert. Paints were a fair mixture. The cockpit was sprayed Humbrol 78, although you don't get much of a view when it's all zipped up. There's quite a nice little instrument panel in there too. The trainer yellow was a 1:1 mix of Tamiya XF3 and Mr Hobby FS13538 and the metal surfaces are finished with Alclad Airframe Aluminium, shot over Halfords gloss black (a Rover colour, IIRC), all over a base of Halfords grey primer. Struts and anything that would have been painted with silver laquer have been painted with Citadel Mithril Silver, or whatever the odd new name is - Runefang Steel? I knew I'd have to paint and mark the build before adding the upper wings and rigging so I gave the Alclad a coat of the same brand clear coat, and the other surfaces all got a few coats of original Klear. It all stood up well to the considerable handling the kit got during the rigging stage. I chose not to weather the model as I don't think any would have been visible on the real thing. Or that's what my research suggests, anyway. I did consider taping over the ribs and giving wings and tailplane a shot of Tamiya Smoke to simulate highlights but, in the flesh, the finished build doesn't need it. I had a terrible moment when I ham-fistedly snapped the undercarriage cross-strut after painting and clearcoating the whole assembly. To my eyes the repair has never looked 100% but I'll live with it. Annoyingly, I didn't check the fit of the radiator before planning the bracing wires that should go, cross-ways, from the rear of the radiator to the U/C cross-strut. Once it was on and glued in place, I only then discovered that there just wasn't clearance as the radiator part is too long and extends so far that it would have been fouled by the bracing wires. It would have been easy to shorten the rad - ho hum, next time! Anyway that's enough waffle and on to the shots. I hope you enjoy them and I'm always more than happy for people to offer constructive criticism. Cheers all, Roger