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  1. Finished today, Built OOB, painted with Mr Color Laquers. Liked this kit, fit mostly really good, the only real niggles the gun bay doors. Peter
  2. Ahoy there, I noticed there's already 2 Phantoms build here, but no 1/72 scale. So, would like to join with my 1/72 Hasegawa F-4S Phantom. No box shot on this one since I left the original box back at home. This actually part of the "Combo" kits which I got for free from a "kit-building" contest held by Lockheed-Martin (Yup... those guys who build F-16) several months ago. So, it explains why almost all of the parts already off from the tree and several parts already partially build. Since I'm currently in almost minimum modelling settings (I'm currently in my 28 day hitch off-shore), this build will be OOB. So....Permission to come aboard...? Cheers, Mario
  3. Kit manufacture: Airfix Kit N°: A04055 Scale: 1/72 Type: Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 Extras used: 1/72 UK Paveway II from an Airfix Tornado GR.4 Paints and colours used: Halfords Grey Primer, Mr Hobby Aqueous H330 Dark Green & H331 Dark Sea Grey, Vallejo Metal Colour 77.713 Jet Exhaust, , Tamiya X-22 Gloss & X-35 Semi-Gloss, Flory Models Dark Dirt Wash, Tamiya Weathering Powders Other info: This was built for the “Hawker Harrier 50th Anniversary Buddy Build” ran on facebook, the full build can be see here: Harrier GR.3 Build And here are my final reveal photos:1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 01 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 02 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 03 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 04 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 05 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 06 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 07 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 08 by Neal, on FlickrThank you for looking and all feedback is very appreciated!Neal
  4. This will be my first of a stash of three Nimrods acquired by way of Christmas gifts or eBay! I'll be building this one OOB as an MR.1 in the classic grey and white scheme, the first style I remember seeing them in flying into Woodford. I have an aerosol of satin RAL7035 'light grey', and satin white, which hopefully are the correct colours as it's a huge paint job! I'm hoping 400ml of grey will be enough. Any tips from anybody who's tackled one of these? I'm not good enough to be a massive detailer and scratch-building intakes or anything, I just want a nice Nimrod as accurate as reasonable from the box.
  5. Well, here goes my newest Tornado on the bench : the long-nosed one. I don't know yet which colors it'll wear, I don't like Revell's decals and the options I have at home so far are 1435th Flight, Operation Granby and RSAF. First, as experienced on my previous Tornado builds, and as Shaun (IIRC) explained, here's what you need to get if you want to minimize putty and swear words use : Ah, I forgot, it's not an Academy Multi Color Plastic repop of Revell's Tornado. The light grey plastic is from the Tornado F3 box, which contained three "C" sprues and precisely zero "A" and "B" sprues. A mail to Wonderland Models later (kudos, folks, as it was on a Sunday) and the team there had sent a request to Revell. The darkest grey is from a GR4 I scavenged, as the sprues are identical and I'll wait before slapping another Tornado together. The black is from Mr Surfacer spray primer. Now, another tip: if you want to slide the completed nose on the fuselage bottom, you'll need to saw the "rails" off said bottom from the nose to about the front of the lnose landing gear opening (the landing gear bay would get in the way otherwise). So, start by disregarding the instructions, and proceed like this: - build the cockpit, decal it, glue the landing gear bay under it and glue the lot to one forwerd fuselage half before assembling the forward fuselage. - assemble the intake ducts, glue the main wheel well walls in place then the intake ducts. - thin (lI mean it) the outer walls of the intake ducts on the first quarter inch or so. - glue the bits the wings retract into when they sweep back (don't know the word, sorry) to the fuselage walls, and glue the fuselage walls to the fuselage bottom. A bit of putty might be necessary, and the right side doesn't behave as the left. Go figure. - if you want to have the wings fully forward, you might have to cut the upper part of TBTWRIWTSB (yeah, I know). - assemble the air intakes. Putty WILL be necessary, they are a pain in the butt. - Thin the "Y" shaped part that makes the front part on the fuselage spine where the intakes are supposed to go. There's a step, you'd be better of if that step disappeared at the rear. - glue the intakes to the Y shaped part, and glue that to the fuselage assembly. - slide the forward fuselage on the "keel", some MEK or equivalent goes on the joint and hold it in place till it sets. The result isn't perfect, but I'm rather satisfied. There'll be some putty, but not as much (by quite a margin) as if you had followed the instructions. And if you go subtle with it, you won't destroy any detail. Canopy masked, windscreen masked and glued, let's give it the primer coat: And some Gunze greys later: To be continued... Cheers, S.
  6. Hi there, I was challenged by a mate: one month to build Kinetic's Hornet. Well, I didn't quite succeeded (one month and a week) but... So here it is, OOB, with Mr Paint paints and Kinetic decals. I can post a WIP if you're interested (let's say it was an entertaining build). Cheers, S.
  7. Well gents here are my efforts with the new airfix 262! Not the first finished one on the web but wanted to do it justice. Painted in colourcoats enamels from @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies Using the top notch masks from @Sean_M Lovely little kit. OOB, apart from some eduard superfabric belts and masks for the canopy. Rigging added too from uschi. Yes the engine pods are a bit of an iffy fit but nothing a model builder shouldn’t be able to sort. Quite pleased how it turned out in the end as had some dramas with varnishes. Oh also found out from @Roman Schilhart right as it was finished that this plane shouldn’t have the scissor link on the front gear leg, so please ignore or don’t put this feature on yours! Thanks to all for the support in the WIP, link at the bottom for those interested. Undersides: Internals: WIP Thanks for looking!
  8. Here's my 1/32 Revell Spitfire. I finished off the build late last week. It was a great kit which went together nicely. Really pleased with how it came out and especially the paint. Brushed with @HATAKA OFFICIALRed Line paints. Weathered lightly with Flory Wash and Tamiya Weathering Sets. Plenty of little errors across the model, but I'm pretty chuffed with how it came out in the end. Enjoy
  9. Hi all... Really looking forward to this GB. I've had this kit nearly a year, got it at a Kitswap. I've read decent enough things about it, and this GB is ideal for it (though I did have to check that the Su-34 Fullback is ok for a Flanker GB!). Anyhow, here's the box and the runners: As you can see, a lot of the plastic is for the ordinance, and I reckon I'll be building it fairly well loaded. I was originally going to do one of the box schemes (three tone camo) but after recently doing a 4 tone blue Su-25TM, I've decided to keep this one a little simpler and do the newer Eggplant Dark Grey over Light Blue. I still need to order the paint (I'm going to try Mr. Paint for the Eggplant Dark Grey as I've heard good things about it) and I also need to order some Decals. Am leaning towards a sheet I saw of Su-34s in Syria, with the Red Stars on the tails overpainted, but I'm also not sure how I feel about building a specific scheme that's been in the news so recently. Will have to see how my moral compass feels about it! Anyhow, I'm planning to start this as close to the start date as possible, and it'll be built completely OOB, as I just don't have the skills to start scratch building stuff. So I'm afraid your Flanker purists out there will have to put up with the Kit's (and my) mistakes, as they won't be getting corrected! More pics once the start date is upon us!
  10. Kit manufacture: Hasegawa N° 00537 Scale: 1/72 Type: S-3B Viking Extras used: None OOB Paints and colours used: Gunze Aquous H308, H337 Other info: So I've been building this in the background and thought I'd share it for some feedback. The kit is pleasant but shows it's age with some flash and a few fit issues. I also managed to make myself some problems but in the end I think it look the part. I scratch build the refuelling pod from a fuel tank and a refuelling pod from a Revell Tornado, it isn't accurate but good enough for me. Also I have never tried to weather a raised panel line kit so thought I'd just go with some Flory Dark Dirt, it has done the trick. Anyway enough waffle so here is the finished kit: 1/72 Hasegawa S-3B Viking by Neal, on Flickr 1/72 Hasegawa S-3B Viking by Neal, on Flickr 1/72 Hasegawa S-3B Viking by Neal, on Flickr
  11. Hello Everyone I wonder if I might join this happy band of builders? Having been a long time watcher and admirer of the fantastic work displayed on the forum, I have been persuaded / cajoled into contributing something by Jockney and the kind words of Stevej60 and so may I offer the OLIMP Pro Resin Model of the 1948 Supermarine Seagull ASR-1. So with heart in mouth and some trepidation given this is my first WIP my first Group Build and my first attempts at posting photos - anything could happen. Recognising the protocols, some box shots, the resin pieces I shall be hoping come together smoothly and the instructions / decals to guide. Having build Anigrand, Planet, Karaya and Unicraft resin stuff before, this set of pieces seems right up with the best of them, good details both internal and external and smooth finishes to the primary surfaces. Hope this is all OK - picture size too big, too small? Onwards from the 2nd then - although my starting might be a little delayed!! Regards Andrew
  12. This is actually from last year – before I joined up here – but I thought it might be nice to share this – so I took some pictures today – in between the showers. I always wanted to build one of these as a kid – but we just didn’t have the money for BIG KITS – so it was always the bagged up 1/72’s from the local newsagents – great days though. Anyway enough of the sob stories – I got a couple of these kits last year and I have to say I was very dismayed with the quality – having paid full price. But you can’t shatter a little boys dreams – so I picked the best bits from both kits to build one good one. Having looked at everyone else’s presentations on the internet (before finding Brit modeller) I knew mine would hardly be a masterpiece – but I wanted to make one – and make it a little different – so I performed some minor surgery on the decals – turning a ‘B’ into ‘P’ and then found some suitable numbers to get the right serial number to re-create this… Last year I hadn’t even considered buying an airbrush – but I had progressed as far as rattle cans – a big step at the time as I remember. Everything is ‘out of the box’, as I found out pretty quickly – no one is interested in making after-market parts for these old kits. It was a horror to build and I even considered a ‘post crash’ version at times – but here she is – ‘pre crash’. …and here she sits on the desk – she makes me smile every time I see her – a childhood dream fulfilled. Please remember if you ‘like’ it – hit the like button – if not ‘other threads are available’. But seriously - as usual all constructive comments are most welcome. Thanks for looking - Steve
  13. Okay, Had a look through my stash and there is loads of stuff that fits this GB. 2 Lancasters, 2 Halifaxs, 2 1/48 Lightings, a Javelin, a Lynx HMA8 with the conversion kit to make a HAS3, a Valiant, 2 Victors... So obviously I went on eBay and bought a Short Stirling. Always had a soft spot for the Stirling. Classically British in so many ways... Second choice from the start (Supermarine's 4 engine bomber was on the cards). Hamstrung by stupid regulations (100' wingspan, carry 24 troops etc etc...). The first of the breed of 4 engined heavy bombers, later eclipsed by more capable aircraft that none the less never had to meet the original design compromises. When Shorts tried to bring out an upgraded Stirling the Ministry told them not to bother. Stayed in service from inception until the end of the war and found it's niche in a role it was never designed for. Remember reading when I was a school boy tales of flying through the Alps to Italy because of the low ceiling. Wow. Huge, majestic, slightly gawky and flawed. The Stirling has it all. Now off to do some research as I will be building one of 7 Squadron's aircraft. I like the idea of building one of the Pathfinder squadrons as the Mighty Stirling should be modelled not as a poor relation to the later Heavies (both developed from mere 2 engined aircraft I might add) or as a bloody glider tug but instead be doing the business, first in, last out in the hard role of Pathfinder / Master bomber. That appeals to me. I also plan to have a Bomber Command display cabinet eventually, with the Stirling, Halifax, Lancaster, Valiant, Victor, Vulcan all together. 4 engined heavy bombers, 3 in Night and 3 in anti-flash white. So fitting to build the Stirling first. Hopefully but the time I finish the Victor Airfix will have a lovely new tool Vulcan out! I'm not home for a few weeks, but will crack on then. See you all soon!
  14. Finally got around to starting my first group build here at Brit Modeller. Thought I would have a go at Trumpeter's new MiG-31, using this as a bit of a dummy run before I build the AMK Foxhound. Going to be using Hataka paints for this build and, hopefully, this will be my last hairy stick build too. Really looking forward to getting stuck in. I've made a bit of a start, and I've primed the cockpit and painted the intakes. Anyway, here are some photos to start us off... More photos to follow! Enjoy
  15. Hi there, This will be my entry for the GB, the 1:72 Su-39 (or Su-25TM, depending on your preference) by Zvezda: I have a very small stash (7 kits) and this is the oldest one in it; I bought it in Jamieson's Models in Glasgow in 2014 and it's been waiting patiently every since. I nearly sold it a few times, especially as I didn't have an airbrush and didn't think I could brush paint the Camo well. But then I got an airbrush a few months ago, and this GB came along and here I am! I doubt I'll be starting this on the 29th as I'm in the middle of another build, but hopefully it won't take too long to get this onto the bench. I'm definitely doing it OOB with nothing added, just keeping it nice and simple. I've already decided the weapons load I'll be doing, not sure if it's real-life accurate, but it leaves out a couple of the lesser quality molded (and more fiddly) ordinance! Apart from potential fit issues, the Camo will be the big test for me and my basic airbrushing skills. Speaking of which, I'm looking for some advice re the two blue colours in the Camo. In the Instructions they're listed as: Model Master 1562 Flat Light Blue Model Master 1594 Semigloss Blue Any suggestions for these colours in other ranges (like Revell Aqua Colour, Tamiya Acrylic, Vallejo Model Air or Mr. Colour)? Thanks!
  16. Bristol Blenheim IV

    Well it's done - truly horrible kit, nothing fits other than where it fits. The moulding on the some of the part's isn't great either, the undercarriage self destructed and was too short, soft plastic with sink marks.The Engines don't fit the nacelles without shimming. This is the second one i've done - this was the re-issue, it's a bit better but it still horrible to work on. However it's the only Blenheim available in 1/48th scale..... Painted with Mr Paint laquers, weathered with Oils / Oilbrushes and Pigments WIP available here Peter
  17. 1/48 Hobbyboss Mig-31

    Hi all, this will be the Mighty Mig-31 by Hobbyboss. Not seen one of these done yet so will be a trial and error as we go... No AM available for this at the minute so will be OOB as of yet. Had a book turn up so have a bit of reference material to hopefully work out some of the variant details. I believe this kit represents an early plane. HB has a bm type for later release? Hoping @ya-gabor will be along for some pointers too... First question - Hobbyboss shows drop tanks only as an option for the inner pylons, but there is only one picture in the book of drop tanks with them fitted on the outer ones mig-21 style. So did they change this on the later builds? Or were all pylons 'wet'?
  18. Hi all! This is my latest work, a Ki-43IIIa in 48th scale from Fine Molds. Thought older, this lit IMHO is certainly better than the newest Hasegawa kit. The model has been riveted, the length of the U/C has been shortened, and the hairspray technic has been put to good use for a worn and pealing paint. A very pleasant project indeed!(sorry for the antenna thread, I saw it too late)
  19. Hi folks, After a looong period of starting plenty of kits and finishing none, I decidced I'd do something quick to get the modelling mojo back. I chose Academy F-4J, with decals from SWS. So here goes my F-4J(UK) Phantom, with Mr Paint paints (yeah, I know) for the FS36440 and FS36270 greys and Tamiya XF-25 for the very peculiar blue-grey found on these Phantoms. Cheers, Sébastien
  20. After a battle with and stalling on the Fly 1/32 Wessex, moving condos which damaged the work on the Wessex I needed a nice subject to get the mojo back.. http:// So what better than a Tamiya 1/48 A-1H skyraider completely out of the box.. No PE.. No resin.. No paper.. no fancy stuff just back to basics.. http:// Paints from Mr Color (Mr Hobby) and Tamiya.. Grey was a mix as did not have the right colour http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// But life is good.. A view from my balcony work bench area.. http:// Thanks for looking..
  21. Welcome, This is my attempt to build an armoured subject almost OOB. I so normally an aircraft builder so this is a little bot of new ground. Not my actual first but not many tracked vehicles under my belt recently. My club, Illawarra Plastic Modellers Association hosts the NSW Scale Model Show each May. We have shamelessly stolen a couple of competition building concepts from our near neighbours ACT Scale Modellers, altered them in name to protect the guilty and added it to our yearly show. In short the Panzer Tracks Trophy for the armour guys. The rules say the nominated kit must be OOB, with after market decals and barrel allowed. This year the nominated kit is the Tamiya 1/48 Panzer IV family. More details can be found here. I have chosen the 1/48 Tamiya Pzkpfw. IV Aust J (early) with Peddinghaus decals, RB 48B09 main barrel and RB MG 34 co axial and bow guns. Some references are necessary: The build is fairly straight forward and to be honest the minimal amount of AM allowed is a bit of a blessing. If you have not seen these kits, they have a cast full lower hull and some nicely moulded pieces. They come with four return rollers and the early exhaust, so you are a little restricted in choice for OOB: Thete is a choice of idler wheels and the road wheels and return rollers were cut from their sprues, held on a cocktail stick and rotated against some 400 grit sandpaper to remove the mould seams and scuff the tyres a bit: The turret schurzen were partially constructed and test fitted to enable alignment. They would be added later: The build moved fairly quickly from here on: Next came painting with RAL 7021 Panzer Grey lower hull and RAL 8012 Red Oxide Brown uppers: So that's up to date. Fairly happy with the work so far. I still have to draw the line with adding all the tools prior to painting but some of them are there. Next will be the tracks and then the fun stuff....weathering! Any tips or advice gladly accepted! Regards,
  22. Finished this yesterday, took the final photos today in daylight. I like this kit - you get a lot for your money, though a few bits of the engineering could be better (specifically the engine / nose panels being in clear). Painted with Mr Color laquer paints (which I love), and weathered with Oils. Decals got damp and didn't play, so used home made masks for all the markings apart from the slogan which was hand painted, and I apologise in advance if the spelling / sentiment is wrong. Wip is available here Peter
  23. Hi peeps, Here's my latest completion; Hasegawa's new tool 1/700 light cruiser Tenryu in it's late 1942 configuration. As is normal for my IJN builds no PE has been used. Paint is Humbrol 27 for the dark grey, Humbrol 160 for the waterline red brown with Sovereign Colourcoats IJN Linoleum for the ship's decks and IJN Deck Tan for the boat decks. Some minor rusting on the hull sides has been added using Humbrol 113. All in all this is a very nice little kit which builds up quite easily though a touch of filler is needed around the steel deck area on the bow. Mike.
  24. Hello ladies and gents! As you can probably tell by my lack of posts I'm about as green as they come when it comes to composing build threads (or posting on the forum in general!) so apologies in advance for any strange formatting/elementary errors! That being said I'd like to share with you all my latest project. No aftermarket (for now!), just a plain and pure build of this beauty: Which is of course Tamiya's 1/35th offering of the lean yet mean M51 Sherman! also popularly called the Super Sherman or the Isherman (names that ironically the Israelis never used!). Introduced in 1965 the M-51 was basically a fusion of the reliable and (at the time) widely available Sherman chassis with a monstrous 105 mm Modèle F1 French tank gun - the same type that would be used on the AMX 30. Seeing action in both the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War, the M-51 was by all accounts a pretty decent machine and even held its own against the more modern soviet supplied machines it faced in the latter conflict. The IDF kept the M-51 in front line and later reserve service until the late 70's/early 80's when they were either retired or sold to the Chilean Armed Forces who kept them in operational service until the late 1990s. Quite the run for a tank that was essentially designed in the 1940s! Right, obligatory historical blurb over- what about the kit itself??? It will come as no surprise to those that are familiar with Tamiya offerings that this kit is an absolute dream to build. The Tamiya hallmarks of good design, crisp and blemish free moulding and attention to detail are all prevalent in this kit which has, so far, almost fallen together on its own. For those of you out there for whom details are important be aware that OOB this kit might not be suitable for a later (post '67) M-51 mainly due to differences in the engine deck and the uniforms of the provided crew figures (or so I'm told). Anyway- to the build! Here is what everything looked like before I horribly mangled it with glue and tools started to put it all together: And here is what it looked like after I got stuck in Nothing to report from the lower hull assembly aside from reiterating how easy this thing is to build! there are a few minor sink holes on the lower plate but as most of it is going to be hidden behind wheels, tracks and bogies I doubt anyone would notice if you didn't get rid of them. The eagle eyed amongst you will notice a small line of filler where the upper rear wall meets the lower plate. Again- not really a essential issue to be addressed as it will be hidden once the upper hull is fitted but as I am always on the lookout for 'low risk' opportunities to practice filling and sanding gaps I had a go at them (along with the aforementioned sink holes). TA DA- lower hull all done! but before I go on I do have a helpful hint for those of you reading this who are planning on building your own: Before sticking the sides on I would recommend that you fit and glue part G2 (see where the pen is pointing below) onto the floor before you put the side panels on. This way you have something to align and support them on rather than trying to get them to stay upright on their own. Well- I reckon that's a good note to end on! I hope you have enjoyed these first few steps and I'll have part two up as soon as possible Cheers, Poacher
  25. Hello,Friends - Guess whose lack of computer expertise led him to accidentally delete the original thread? To each and every person who kindly replied I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation.Here are a few photos of 'Dagger' and in Good Company All the very best,Paul.
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