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  1. F-111C Aardvark RAAF Academy upgrade boxing 1/48 -Cutting Edge seamless Tripple Plow I intakes - Eduard seatbelts - Eduard detail for the nozzle shrouds (for the HB kit actually) - Montex masks - Academy BRU rack with Mk-82 bombs (from the E model kit ) Eduard Mk.82 bombs here: work in progress I made the swing wings work, against the general opinion here that model kits should not be toys.... that is alright, but the F-111 looks fantastic with wings spread , in comabt postion and swept back, especially the long wing C, G and FB models ... so... I have top say, that due to the long time it took me to build, inproper storage and repeated swinging, the inner pylons do not move any longer the outer ones do, but coold do with a bit more movement on their own.... I have to align them, especially when moving the wing totally back ... whatever, the wing moves nicely and the pylons do not wobble around, so I am quite content! frontal view Some silvering unfortunately, depending on light...I guess more clear coats befor decaling would have helped :~) some rear angle: incl bomb load in bomb tail-configuration "+" cockpit windows are quite big, so visibility to the inside is astonishingly good! and yes she is big! in her new home: and some flying sunset: hope you like it! thanks for comments!! cheers, Werner
  2. So, after some late decision on joining in , and after all the necessary content has arrived today, I am ready to present my share for this GB! sorry for those who think we have enough C models already but, that is the one it will be! no chance of finishing the F model also in the stash with Paragon wings imho..... maybe large model STGBs should be extended a bit F-111C Aardvark RAAF Academy 1/48 -Cutting Edge seamless Tripple Plow I intakes - Eduard seatbelts - Eduard detail for the nozzle shrouds (for the HB kit actually) - Montex masks - Academy BRU rack with Mk-82 bombs (from the E model kit I just recieved for this purpose.... ) the obligatory contents shot and all spread out! quite a lot of plastic to be used within the next 2 months and a bit! the upgraded Academy C model Aardvark is quite good, especially the Cartograf printed decals (if you want to build a grey one that is ... ) soon some plastic to be cut! still thinking of doing something to the nozzles themselves... but not sure yet if I really should invest more on this...Ozmods nozzles and better detailed BRU racks with bombs would amount to some 40- 50€ shipped from Down Under..... and questionable if they would arrive in time.... undecided on the decals yet
  3. Gosh I had trouble figuring out what to build for this GB, it's safe to say I have changed my mind many times, right up to the stage where I had almost finished this starting thread. I had been already to build an Hs-129B-3 (75mm version) and full AM bits and pieces including vector resin engines! But I was doing some final research as I was writing up the thread when everything changed. For some reason I was never quite sure if the Fw-190D’s were used against the Soviets and to what level and thought it would be a bit hard on the research side…..but I was wrong (there were actually even some of the big wing Ta-152H’s were used as well!). So with this new info at hand I can happily go back to what I had really wanted to build, a Dora! So the base will be Tamiya’s lovely Fw-190 D9, excluding the Su-7, this will be my third Tamiya fighter in a row, I love these models. I normally like to throw lots of AM stuff at my builds but this time I’ll only use just one….. …and what an AM kit it is! Full engine, cockpit and gun bay detail kit…that should keep me busy for a while. The for the scheme I’ll probably do “White 12” from JG301 using the Cutting Edge decal sheet........ ....................though I am very tempted to build one flown by one of the following Russian front aces; Oberleutnant Oskar Romm IV/JG3 – 92 kills Oberleutnant Gerhard Michalski Geschwaderkommodore JG4 – 14 kills (73 in total) Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel Geschwaderkommodore SG2 (Legendary Ju87 pilot) - 9 kills Major Gerhard Barkhorn Geschwaderkommodore JG6 – 301 kills
  4. Anyone remember this one from the Lightning GB? http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968483-early-airfix-48th-lightnings/ Poor thing has been lingering at one corner of the bench while other projects were completed but a determination to finish off various stalled models this year seen her get some attention lately. Been working on the seat that comes with the Cutting Edge cockpit set. Some base coats of Humbrol enamels got it to here; Then plenty dry brushing and detail painting, along with the addition of fuse wire handles got this; Once this is installed it'll be time to sort out the undercarriage legs.
  5. Big Russians

    I've been going through my models getting some ready for Telford, and realised I hadn't shared these completed builds with you. 1/72nd scale A-Model Mil Mi6: DSC_0110 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr DSC_0111 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr 1/72nd scale RVHP Beriev Be12: DSC_0134 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr DSC_0137 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr 1/72nd scale A-Model Ilyushin Il-18: DSC_0124 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr DSC_0130 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr and finally Academy's 1/72nd scale B-29 converted to a Tu-4 'Bull' - or more specifically the Chinese's first attempt at an AWACs aircraft known as the KJ-1. This used the Cutting Edge conversion which provided resin Al-20K turboprop engines and the Type 843 Rotodome radar dish: DSC_0116 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr DSC_0120 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr These will all be making the trip to the Nationals, and hopefully I'll see a few of you there. Rob
  6. Hi all, This was meant to be a quickie build to fill time whilst waiting for aftermarket parts for my F-4F Phantom in the Britmodeller Phantom STGB. Because i used enamel paints and there was loads of masking, it eventually took a lot longer than i expected! It's the good old AMT/Ertl kit with a Cutting Edge cockpit, Squadron canopy (the kit one was short shot) and PJ Productions pilot figure. Everything else from the box, even the yellow decals turned out OK. It was also my first go of using masks for national insignia, and the stripes were also painted rather than the provided decals. I will say this is one of the nicest kits I've ever made. The quality is very good, it fits perfectly and needed hardly any putty at all. Very therapeutic! I decided to build it wheels up as it's a horrendous tailsitter and I wasn't going to spend extra on crappy white metal gear from Scale Arcraft Collapses. The props will spin in a moderate breeze! I did experiment with some home made prop blurs, but it just didn't look as good. Something a little out of the ordinary - hope you like. Al
  7. This is another kit falling victim to my new found battle to eliminate my shelves of doom; kits started, but just never quite finished for one reason or another. It is the HobbyCraft 1/48 Bf 109-C. I found this box, opened it up and discovered it was painted, decaled and just missing the miscellaneous parts that need to be put on at the end of the build. Why I didn’t complete it is a mystery to me. I am not even sure when I started this kit. Apparently, I bought the HobbyCraft kit so I could use Cutting Edge decals for a Bf 109 D-1. Maybe I thought it didn’t look like a D model, but in doing some research, I frankly can’t tell the difference between a C model and a D model in pictures. Anyway, here it is, off of the shelf of doom. It was not the best model as far as detail and fit goes, but I like the scheme and different nose of the C/D model. Now the landing gear has already collapsed once due to the dodgy attachment. Hopefully, with the super glue and metal reinforcements, it will stay on its feet. As always, all comments welcome.
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