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  1. Hi Whats the best model on the market of the Elefant panzer?? I presume the Tamiya one is a rebox of the old Italeri one but I've not seen the Revell one yet Im talking 1/35 scale
  2. Why don't we have a little poll for the people in modelling we feel are the best? What I mean is things like Best new model brand, best older brand (5yrs+), best model kit (you've made?) I'm sure there are more categories, that would become obvious with a little discussion, and may be the Britmodeller awards could become the modelling oscar. I think it would make some Christmas fun.
  3. Good afternoon everyone, On Sunday I went to Cosford and picked up, among other things, an Airfix 1:72 TSR-2 and a Pit Road 1:144 TSR-2 "Strike Role". So, seen as I'm planning on doing the 1:72 TSR-2 as my local Cosford example, I thought- why not utilise the 1:144 kit's belly fuel tank and martel missiles to create a "what-if" variant? Based on other info on the internet: This is my interpretation of the TSR-2 GR4 as it could have served in the 1990-1 Gulf War. it is fitted with a targetting "pod" underneath the nose of the cockpit and a retractable refuelling probe on the side of the cockpit, as well as the 4 underwing pylons with Martel missiles. -RBF tags and engine nozzle FOD covers made from paper -Paint was mixed from a variety of Vallejo Air colours -Decals from the Airfix Buccaneer (And the obligatory comparison with a 1p coin) Thanks for having a look! Any comments are much appreciated. Kind regards, Sam
  4. Hi again everyone Sorry, but it's been quite a while since I last posted any projects on here but I've been waiting for another model kit that would be suitable for adding lights that was within my budget and scope. Well, after yet another birthday (November) and Christmas (my favourite times for receiving cash) I have since purchased an airbrush kit and spray booth so please be kind when viewing these pictures as I have such a lot more to learn. After spending over 45 years of hand painting I finally bit the bullet and came into the 21st Century. I must admit I should have done it so much earlier but, alas, I'm a very slow learner Anyway, I shall be catching up with all the latest projects on here until my next project (the Revell Iveco Stralis with lights) needs finishing, looking forward to seeing more of the excellent builds that appear on here in between. So enjoy (hopefully) these samples of my first airbrushed kit and I look forward to any views, good or bad, and cannot wait to look at the posts I have missed. I hope to improve the picture quality when I get the chance. The link to more pictures (including some of the actual build) is HERE For the video click HERE Sorry everyone but the scale should have been 1:35 on the heading
  5. Long time no post. Has any one got, and started work on the new Revell starter Kits for Star Wars, VII The force awakens. Family is bugging me for X-mas gift ideas. Of course im not gonna use the paint brushes from the kits but the paints and kits look quite nice. nice to get back on BM after so long away at work. Mad Larkin
  6. For 1 Day only we are offering all 88 tins of Revell Enamel Model Paint for only £85.49 !! Usual Price: £94.99 Deal Price: £89.99 Voucher Code Price: £85.49 (When using voucher code BRIT5 at checkout) This deal expires at midnight on Tuesday night so take advantage right now to fully restock your paint arsenal for less than 98p per tin! All orders are sent via our courier with tracking and will be delivered within 2-4 working days! (due to unfortunate restrictions on shipping paints, we can only offer our paint packs to UK addresses) Get your pack of all 88 Revell Enamel Paint Tins here!
  7. Hi everyone, We were recently commissioned to create a really unique brand video for our client Yutaka Foods- Europe's largest Japanese food importer. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJMyNJ5k8e8 I just wanted to let you know that we have now built the models and shot them all, edited and uploaded the video online. The 70 secs ad was shot in London using miniature models painstakingly created by our team of model makers. (It took them 5 weeks to build 5 different sets) The actual shoot took 5 days and the entire video was shot on 16mm film. We wanted to use traditional film cameras to give the video a sense of nostalgia that you can only achieve with a real film grain. Would love to hear any feedback from the forum about the photos!
  8. Good day to everyone. First of all, I apologize for my English. I bought this set in February 2013. I saw a very unusual kit on the site hlj.com and I ordered it immediately. This is 1/20 scale model, it is a large size, especially in height. I would like to warn those who will buy - you will need shelf more than 25cm tall Kit itself is of the excellent quality, all parts fit together without fitting, many of the details do not require glue and remain mobile.
  9. Evening all! Apologies about the photo's quality (or lack of quality)! This quick little 2 hour build started from an obsession (practically everything nuclear weapons, cold war or anything military post ww2). I have been aware of the Topol and Topol-M missiles for quite a while and have always wanted to build a model of one, naturally, and having seen the new Zvezda offering I decided to think about making my own. Weeks went by with nothing much being done until I came across the Zvezda Topol model in my local model shop, when I got home I sat down with some plasticard, some plastic tubing and some foamboard and created a model of the Topol-M in its "erected" position. As said previously it was all made in 2 and a bit hours with only classical music and glasses of water to keep me going! I don't know the scale as I started from the ground up and so the wheels of the Topol were scaled down to the width of the tubing and everything went from there. Hope you enjoy! Sam
  10. Hi Below are some of the pictures of my finished Routemaster with lighting. Overall it was a little challenging at times but I found ways to get around any problems. The lights are mainly Warm White as this is how the lights in the real article was in the 1960's (no Halogen bulbs around then). The grill mesh is made from the anti spit grills found in any pound shops, though the scale may be a little out it looks ok from a distance. It is not perfect and if I bought the kit again I would do some things slightly different, but for a 55 year old using mainly brushes and just a spray can for the large external bodywork, it will have to do. One of the main problem areas were the 'flappy' indicators either side of the cab but I managed to get around that so that they looked fairly realistic. Hopefully, this will encourage others to have a go at lighting their kit. For more pictures and video click HERE. Next up will be the Neoplan Cityliner with full working lights. Regards Kevin
  11. Hi everyone I've been constructing model kits ever since I could walk to my local model shop. Alas, like our pubs, these are closing down at a fair rate now but thank heavens for the Internet. As well as finding any kit or accessory you could need, there is a good chance of a bargain or two. I once spent 2 months looking for the Revell 1:24 Routemaster and eventually found it for £15 including delivery. This was from Modelzone and was 3 months before they went bust. So my advice is to keep going to those search engines and with some patience a real bargain can be had. I'm now in my 50's and had turned most of my attention to 1:24 scale kits (mainly Revell because of the quality) as more realistic details can be added, conversions are easier and lighting can usually be added. My recent projects have included adding internal and external lights to the Routemaster and Cityliner kits. The Cityliner was begging to be lit as it has so many lights. I even managed to add floor and ceiling lighting which was a real challenge but worth the effort. This was done on a very tight budget with very little knowledge of electronics, so it should be within reach of most experienced modellers. Sometimes all we need is an idea and, of course, forethought and patience. I have taken pictures as I went along and will upload them when I get the chance. It is not to blow my own trumpet, but to show other members what can be achieved and, hopefully, help them to make their own kits unique. I'm looking forward to finding more useful tips on the forums and to view pictures of other members kits as well as offer help when I can. Regards Kevin
  12. Hi all This is my attempt at lighting the Revell Neoplan Cityliner. After lighting the Routemaster Bus it gave me the confidence to attempt the same with this kit although there wasn't so much space to work in, with such a large cluster of lights. To find out the external lighting setup I contacted the manufacturer and someone was kind enough to send a picture of the front and rear with every light function clearly marked. I also had to find a way of lighting the floor passageway and the internal roof lights but found something on the Internet that helped to achieve that. It is not perfect by any means and some blemishes can be found if you look hard enough, but when displayed in a display case, some of that is hidden. More pictures and video's can be seen by clicking on this link: Pictures and Video As with the Routemaster, I hope to upload some pictures that I took as I built the kit so that it may give other members ideas for a future project. Regards Kevin.
  13. Hello! I am about to order some paints for my Tamiya 1/35 Stug IV. I have found a nice site i want to order paints from, and i see alot of humbrol paints. I am going to make it with the original gray paint that was used on the panzers when they were out of the factory, but i don't know what the name of the paints i need are named. Could anyone help me out with which i need? I looked at the paint pattern in the instructions, but i don't want it dark yellow. And i'm going to use a normal paintbrush. Thanks in advance - Robin
  14. UPDATE 1: Hey folks, This will be my first WIP thread on this forum. I picked up this cheap kit for a quick build. It's a very old tooling so I'll try and do what I can to improve it somewhat. I plan to practise my weathering skills using my airbrush. I'm quite new to airbrushing.. only dug the equipment out of the garage a few weeks ago and have had to replace the needle, etc. This will be one of my first projects that won't be brush-painted. Just something to bare in mind. Moving on, I did actually own a late 70s rubber bumper MGB GT once (in 1:1 scale) so that was another reason for picking up this kit. Just remember this if you're thinking of restoring a classic MG; MG stands for 'money gobbler'. Anyway, enough waffle.. a detailed inbox of this kit has already been covered somewhere in this forum, so I won't bother. Here are some pics of the little progress so far. (Below) The first few steps of the build are complete (bar the detailing) but I seem to have mislayed one of the leaf springs. I've been using the pot of Ever Build wood filler to weather the wheel arches, which you can see in a picture further down the page. I'm kind of experimenting with weathering, and I thought the coarseness of the woddfiller would give a good dirt effect... I'll be using Vallejo paints primarily for this build. My workbench (below). I've been using the Revell Contacta Liquid with built-in brush.. basically because I've used all my ther polycement glues.. need to buy some more... Here a pic of the wheel-arch weathering I've embarked on (below). As you can see I've applied a thin layer of the coarse wood filler where necessary to give the kind of surface you find in the wheel-arches. It'll be painted a dirty brown colour later, after I paint everything black and pick out the other colours... Appologies for the massive pics and the slightly poor lighting in one or two of them.. I couldn't find a way of reducing the size, and my camera displays the images brighter than they actually are. Anyways, I've ordered a spair leaf-spring from Airfix and as soon as that comes through the letter-box I'll do another update on this one. That's it for now though, Thanks in advance for any comments, Andy.