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  1. * "ORP Sokół (Polish: Falcon) was a U-class submarine (formerly HMS Urchin) built by Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness. Shortly after launching in September 1940 she was to be commissioned by the Royal Navy as HMS Urchin, but instead was leased to the Polish Navy due to a lack of experienced submarine crews.[citation needed] A sister boat to Dzik, both boats operated in the Mediterranean from Malta, where they became known as the 'Terrible Twins'." * 1/400 scale Mirage kit contains PE and resin upgrades. Only resin part is nose. And it does not fit well. So it needs alot of filling and sanding. * I scratchbuilt ladders, gun barrel, weld marks, exhaust covers etc. Thanks for viewing... Çetin
  2. Let me show you my new build - its the early version of PZL-23A Karaś. Here's the first movie - Unboxing.
  3. Hi everybody, I just starting with one of newest IBG products - namely PZL 42. So, first, as usual, I made inbox: Enjoy!
  4. Hello folks. It's time for a mojo restoring, refreshing build. Pleae indulge me in a little background. Last year I started no less than 13 models, some made it to unfinished WIP threads here on BritModeller, some just quietly made it to my 'pending' pile. A couple made it to my 'DoD' zone, the Drawer of Doom . Yours truly found himself mainly bed-bound for the latter half of 2016, attempts to builld from the bed failed. Then, the old health thing improved a bit and kit building looked a distinct possibility. Yay . Then Mrs. T was offered a really nice, spangly new job nearly 1300km away from our old location (around 800 miles), so everything had to be packed in boxes. Hurrah for the job! Boo for having to pack the stash, paints, tools, compressor and all the best things in life away, not to be seen for a good 9 weeks . By a feat of complete, yet fortunate error, the removal company brought my bench/desk (worth AUD $40 secondhand) and forgot our washing machine (worth $800). Although this upset Mrs. T, the way I quietly internalised this was; our society has communal washing facilities known as 'launderettes', but it's pretty tricky to find communal plastic model making facilities . The desk was duly installed in my (after much wangling and negotiation) newly designated 'office and modelling area'. Or, to you and I, simply: 'Mancave' . Then the boxes arrived and had to be unpacked. By the start of this week, the whole move having begun on the 21st of December 2016, the Mancave looked like an explosion in a mattress factory. Before the boxes arrived, quite promising: After? Oh dear. Oh deary me . I needed something to motivate me to unearth my iMac, to clear the huge pile of and to create space to build, study, return to calm. I posted words to this effect here on BM and asked if people had requests for a model from the pile. Many ideas were bandied around. Thankfully, a few kind souls suggested a nice calming Spitfire build. So a Spitfire it is. This has enthused me so much over the last 24 hours, that substantial inroads have been made into clearance of the desk. Here it is today: Nearly there . I decided upon a Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire. It’s been in my stash a long time. When I originally bought it, it had quite good reviews (around 10 years ago). Now it seems less in favour. Many manufacturers have released Mk. Vb's. Neverthless, although I have kits by AZ, KP, Sword and so on, I'm going to give this Tamiya one a go. This is simply on reputation and hearsay. I have to admit that this is only the second Tamiya model I’ve ever tried ! The first was a Tiger tank in 1:35 scale...41 years ago! The aircraft kits have a reputation for going together well. That's what I'm hoping for, so that I can finally complete something . The kit includes transfers and schemes for four aircraft. It's a well known kit, so I'll put a link here to scalemates for those that would like know a bit more about it: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/121600-tamiya-60756-supermarine-spitfire-mk-vb-vb-trop Meanwhile, here is a picture of mine, as I found it, when originally dragged out of the pile: I felt like doing a different scheme to the ones in the box, so decided a scout through my 'decal stash' box would be fun. Nevertheless I got an interesting surprise when I opened the box: 'Past me' obviously had plans to make a Jan Zumbach Spitfire, one of the famous Donald Duck adorned RF-D aircraft. I’d placed a set of Techmod transfers in there at some point: Nice. I like Polish aircraft, I like many Polish things, having worked there a little during the mid 1990's. Krakow is one of my favourite cities on the planet . Nevertheless, these aircraft of Jan Zumbach are all over the internet, modelled many times. I thought maybe I should try something different. The decal stash offered up two (identical) sets of Aeromaster US Spitfires: and a set by MPD for the history of Stanisław Skalski, including this desert camouflage Spitfire Mk. Vb: and this U.K. based aircraft: This has rather clinched it for me. I am a big enthusiast in relation to General Skalski https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanisław_Skalski and this scheme is a little less made/modelled than many other of his aircraft (or so it appears by internet search). This is only the second Spitfire Mk. Vb. I’ve ever attempted, the other being a Heller kit a couple of years ago (nice kit ). I really haven't made many Spitfires at all (crazy isn't it!!??). I've recently been inspired by the superb builds by @Procopius, @Cookenbacher, @Beard and @CedB to name but a few. I really know so little about Spitfires. I can't find any photographs of this specific aircraft. If anyone could point me to where to find some I would really appreciate it. Also, as appeared to be the case with the last scheme in the Techmod set (BF-M: some references show very small fuselage roundels), if there are any controversies with the scheme MPD propose for JH-Q, I would be really grateful if you could let me know. Tomorrow, hopefully a clear bench and some plastic fettling. It's my birthday on Sunday the 5th. Mrs. T has bought the movie ‘633 Squadron’ for me, on Bluray. My birthday will be perfect if it includes fettling my first model in around half a year, a Spifire at that, and watching that fantastic film. A wee tot of Lagavulin would be a nice touch too . Thanks for reading this big opening section folks, all comments welcome. Have a great weekend, TonyT
  5. Let me show you my new model set - PZL TS-11 Iskra (Spark). It's Polish trainer jet originated in 1960, but it's still in use. Generations of pilots in Poland learned how to fly on this plane. It also had been used by the Indian Air Force. Maybe it will interest someone tired with Spitfires or Mustangs ;). First video - Unboxing
  6. Well she finally here, seems like ages since I proposed this GB! Ok after a few minor issues I think I have this one all sorted….even if I have a complete F-16 now spare, more on that one later. For this build I plan to build a Polish F-16CJ in 2015 Tiger Meet colours….well Grey in a tiger pattern! I’ll be using Tamiya’s lovely F-16 for this build, …and yes I know this one is a Block 50 and I need a Block 52, that’s why I now have a second one (and I know I should have just built the second one instead….but that would be too easy for me!). I need a few bits to turn it into a Polish F-16 so it gets Wolfpack’s Dragchute set. Plus while I’m at it a new resin cockpit and exhaust from Aries. There was a bit of a mix up when I ordered Tiger Meet scheme set, I wanted the masks but were sent the decals. I then received the masks once the supplier was advised of the error. The decals are lovely but I really want to paint the scheme, it’ll look that much better. Like my “Splinter” MiG-21 this will require painting the reverse of usual painting! More of that when the time comes. Plus I now have a complete spare F-16, so what will I do with it??? A Whiff! It’s not allowed in the build so there is a thread running in the WhatIf section….though there may be the occasional photo-bomb! I’ll be away for the start of this GB but can’t want to start, for a change I have an almost empty bench!
  7. Armoured Hussars Images of the 1st Polish Armoured Division 1939 - 47 Helion and Company This new book published by Helion and Company and written by Janusz Jarzembowski is a pictorial history of the unit from 1939 to 1947. The books one hundred and forty seven pages are packed full of period photographs, documents and diagrams. Each photograph is well captioned, usually including some background to the photo as well as detailing what they show. These photographs were collected by the authors Father during his time with the Polish Army and were stored in albums, until interest in the almost forgotten division and it’s commanding officer, General Stanislaw Maczek, caused the author to revisit the archive in order to provide a narrative for the division and his Fathers memory. The introduction describes how the Division fought, in its various guises from the very first days of the war against both Germany and Russia all the way to the fall of the Reich, until the unit was finally disbanded in 1947. Many of these brave men decided not to return to their homeland, due to the rise of Communism and set up home in Great Britain, where the Polish Resettlement Corp was established for the final demobilisation and disbanding took place in 1949. The collapse of communism in in Eastern Europe in1989 finally enabled the survivors of the 1st Polish Armoured Division to receive the recognition of their exploits from their homeland, and return home. This is their tribute. Conclusion This is a very special book, and a fitting tribute to the men of the 1st Polish Armoured Division. The photographs are not only interesting historically, but to see the faces of the men who did the fighting is quite poignant. From a modellers view point there is plenty of useful information on the vehicles used, the clothing and the environment that could be put to good use in a diorama. There’s even something for the aircraft modellers, as there are quite a few photographs from abandoned airfields, showing the wrecked aircraft and airfield equipment. Review sample courtesy of
  8. Hullo, I was thinking of doing a Polish Air Force F-16C Block 52, and I was wondering if all single-seat Revell kits had everything I'd need in the box (aside from CFTs and the bulged gear doors)?
  9. I managed to finish my Tamiya RAF Mustang III over the weekend. I used an Eduard photoetch set for the P-51B, Montex masks (which I found hard to remove and which left quite a lot of residue), and aftermarket Aeromaster decals which were far nicer than the overly thick Tamiya ones. I also used a set of resin Brassin wheels.
  10. Hello again. This is a duplicate. I don't know why but my first post appeared twice. I don't know how to delete this. I've got it wrong already haven't I. Apologies.
  11. Hello TonyTiger here currently residing in Manly, Queensland (yes, not the one in NSW), Australia. This is quite a long introduction but I hope it isn't too much and that maybe some fellow modellers can help kick start me into modelling again. In return I hope I can entertain with hilarious blunders and models that are difficult to correctly identify; see what I did to my first ever model below for confirmation of how I can achieve this. I'm of confused origin as I was born in Sydney but lived in the UK from the age of 10 for 25 years or so (with work and research related forays into The Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Italy and France). I have both British and Australian dual citizenship and a Sheffiled accent with an Australian twang. This makes me? Confused. I started modelling aged 4 (1970 born in the year England won the world cup) with a Revell F4U-1 Corsair. I distincly remember: a) Putting so much glue on it melted most of the model and wouldn't dry and Putting the wings on upside down. It didn't look much like a Corsair. Grandad persevered and the next one was an Airfix SM-79 Savioa Marchetti. I at least managed not to melt that one or put the wings on upside dowm, but I put so much paint on it it wouldn't dry. My skills improved over the next 6 years of my modelling career so by the time I was the grand old age of 10 I could use a stippling brush with what seemed to be great effect for Messeschmitt Bf109 desert schemes and embarked upon the folly of making a number of ridiculously difficult kits like the Airfix cross channel Hovercraft (groovy little clear plastic cars in that one) and a HMS Victory (Revell?) with strange brown grease that the instructions suggested should be applied to the plastic sails. Modelling continued until age 16, then unfortunately music and girls caught my attention . I'm still not overly successful with either as my (loved, bless her) second wife will confirm. Thus, an abject failure at everything else (unless, as a university lecturer I didn't actually bore students as much as I thought I did), I recently decided to start modelling again. That was two years ago. How many kits have I built? None. This is where my topic title comes in. I have lurked around Britmodeller and seen the bulids. I have watched people building kits on YouTube. This has le me to realise I must always have been absolutely awful at modelling. Moreover all the panel line scribing, washes, tints and metalkotes have me almost rocking and going foetal . I have build up a strange stash of Spanish Civil War related model aircraft and a couple of AFV's from said conflict. To give a mention to a few in the worryingly huge stash; Ju52, 60, 70, Arado 66, 68, Fokker FVII 3M, SM 79 Saviero, Loire-Gordeau-Lesseure 32, Caudron C59, Moraine Saulnier 230 (to become a 233), Bf 109 V3, V4, A(?), B, C, D, E, Polikarpov I-15, I-16, I-152, Tupolev SB 2M-100, Cant Z 501, and other bizarre kits too numerous to mention. Some are resin. I have never built a resin kit (successfully) in my life, All but three (1/48) are 1/72, as I don't have much space. Also I have a liking for Polish aircraft and have a smaller stash; Polish Air Force in exile (GB) Spitfires, Hurricanes, P-51, PZL-7, 11, 24, a vac form Fokker FVII (1M) that may become either Poish or a French one related to the Spanish Civil War (if I am convinced anough it played a role..another 'builder's block' excuse). Well folks its just half past midnight here so I'll go and watch some epusodes of 'The Twilight Zone' (another passion) and wish you all a wonderful evening. Thank you for letting me join and happy modelling. I am tempted to jump right in the deep end and do a SCW DH82A moth for the current group build. The rigging should provide many a chortle.... Best regards from a land down under TonyTiger.
  12. Here is my latest one I just finished. Built for my brother in law as a present for his 40th birthday. He's obsessed with Warsaw Uprising of '44 so I've decided to make him B-24 Liberator from 1586 Special Duty Flight - a Polish squadron delivering supplies for the fighting Warsaw in August and September '44 from Brindisi, Italy. Front of the plane is a little inaccurate as the Liberators from that squadron didn't have front guns but I kinda liked this side window and the guns so I've kept them. Again, some Photoshop work to blend the diorama with the background photo. Thanks for viewing. Hope you like it (and him too).
  13. Here is another one I've made after Messerschmitt. It's Spitfire Mk IXc from Polish Fighting Team (also known as Skalski's Circus). I decided that brush painting does not give me satisfying results so I've purchased an airbrush / compressor set. Model has been preshaded with black dry pastel (I found this method better for me than airbrushing along panel lines). It was then airbrushed with Vallejo Air paints. It was my first airbrush job ever and I had to do it twice on the bottom because I've applied too many layers and preshading disappeared. I've preshaded it again and painted it once more. Finally it was weathered with pastels. Again, some Photoshop work on diorama blending with background applied. Hope you like it
  14. Hello all, After a recent marathon build of a Williams Bros racer with loads of research and scratchbuilding I wanted to change tack and do something where all the detail comes ready-made in the kit box! I got the Trumpeter Mig-23 some time back with Xmas-present cash, and at a bargain price. I'd read good things about it, and seen some special builds (Arkady 72's on BM in particular) so pulled it from the (...one of the...) stash cupboards. There's a lot in the box, including many store options, surface detail is crisp and restrained, and there are some regular Polish AF decal options to go with the spectacular Czech special scheme on the lid. The instructions and paint guides look good at first. At first only though, as they are actually rather vague and a lot of test fitting is needed to help sub-assemblies fit as planned. In particular the paint guide is frustrating as while nice 'art', the placement arrows for the many stencils are very hard to see, lost against the dark cammo. The cammo demarcation is also hard to make out, so I'll be doing some research! Anyway, those are minor issues, as once started it's a pretty clean simple build, and I'll be aiming to get to the painting stage quickly as I want to play around with a weathered finish - not 'left to pasture' but far from pristine. (I should say now that I'm not doing much research on this one, so there will be some artistic licence used...) Argh - Photobucket is playing up, so fewer pics than I wanted to share in this first post! Here is the start of the cockpit tub, with an old spare seat (can't recall the brand). I've since taken the seat out again to remove some base and rear rails so it sits lower and further back - canopy won't close otherwise! Engine sub-assembly, intake trunking and wheelwells in place: Quite happy with the IP and sidewalls, I used some spare Airscale dials (not accurately I should add) as the kit's ones were laughable. Everything else is paint, the blue-green is a mix of my own matched to pics and spare Eduard colour etch. Main wheelbay, I may add a little extra wiring and tubes, to busy things up a bit. You can also see that the wing sub-assembly doesn't mate well with the fuselage, so some of the lower fuselage will need surgery. and, before I shoot Photobucket and turn in, here's the swing-wing assembly (it works too!): More soon, welcome all your comments as ever, Take care, Matt
  15. Hello. As a warm up before my target projects I wanted to finish started some time ago small Hawk. During the build I came up with an idea to do it as "What if?" Polish Jet Trainer. So I build it, painted and started to put on decals. And.. Well. I've lost polish markings from other model. Decided not to buy any additional decals, which is a shame actually. Anyways. As it suppose to be a training jet I wanted to give it a real shine like on the racing jets. Everything was ok until I decided to put final coat of Enamel Clear Laquer on. That ruined completely canopies I ended up having milky canopies and tears in my eyes (even is not the most ambitious build, still there was some work in). At this moment model was literally close to the bin, but I thought to myself that I'm not gonna give up! I took it off and started to sand the laquer down (not an easy task). Using higher grades every time and then I dipped it in Pledge and dried. I repeated this few times. It was working! So I took off front part of canopy and started the same. Unfortunately it cracked while sanding After couple not very nice words (polish of course) I came up with an idea of a flag on the nose and front canopy. I guess it looks quite all right Enjoy! Thanks for visiting! Bart
  16. Well, 2014 was a bit of a bust for me modelling-wise, as I didn't actually finish a single thing. Fortunately 2015 is shaping up to be a bit more productive (actually infinitely more, if you're a stickler for math.) Hot off the bench is the good old Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb, pretty much OOB. The only things I did to it were: - Refined the wing trailing edge a bit to fix the well known shape issue - Refined the shape of the nose a bit to make the rocker covers a bit less "broad shouldered" looking - Drilled out the canon barrels - Drilled out the exhausts And that's it. I didn't even add a seat harness, although I still have the option since the canopy hood is only tacked on. Paints are Gunze Mr Colour for the Dark Earth, Tamiya 75% XF81 Dark Green plus 25% XF49 Khaki for the Dark Green and 75% Tamiya XF21 Sky plus about 25% X2 White for the Sky. The roundels and fuselage codes were masked and painted, while the rest of the decals came from the new Airfix Mk.Vb kit (which will be next off the bench, as it happens.) The markings themselves are neither fish nor fowl, BM597 having never actually been painted in this camouflage scheme during her service career, although she did wear the codes JHoC while flying with 317 Sqdn. As a restored warbird, BM597 does indeed wear these colours, but there are several airframe details that are post-war modifications that the Tamiya kit does not include (obviously). So I've painted the model up in the restored colours, but weathered it as if it were in service, just because I felt like it. Questions and constructive criticism are always welcome! Cheers, Tony
  17. Hello I thought I'd do this group build. I recently discovered my local model shop and have been 3 times in the last few days. Today I bought this kit for £5 - and it's entirely complete. I was pretty suprised to be honest but happy with it. The only thing I want to do is get different decals - I hate having generic USSR decals so I might get some Polish ones or print my own. This is the last kit I'm doing entirely by hand I hope (airbrush should be coming soon) but the first I'm going to build extra detail for - including printing cockpit details, making some joysticks and such from spare parts, and so on. Any advice is appreciated but I'm not going for the most accurate model ever. I'm not as amazing as some of you lot so it frustrates me too much to do so I started the kit today for this - I've done pretty much nothing but thought I'd share and update when I can (hopefully daily). So the box was very pretty for what it was, I like the artwork. The instructions (haven't photoed) are really handy too - separated into inside, wing assembly, fuselage, painting, decals. The first thing that happened? Well it's an oldish kit I think. Either way there was a small crack as part of the kit came of the sprue. Some left over green stuff from my Warhammer times (which I may get back into...*sigh*) came to the rescue. The inside is messy, but I'm not too fussed as it wont be visible at all. I used some Skull White to undercoat the inside of the cockpit and the pilots seats. They don't look great, but they'll be fine once some detail is added. And then I realized...I'm going to have to do some work - Green Stuff to the rescue again? Or anyone got a better idea?
  18. These images (amongst the thousands I have) were taken at the Polish Air Force Museum in Krakow in the Fall of 2002. It was a private tour (it helps to speak Polish) but I could use assistance in identifying the aircraft and if they are replicas. I spent most of my time on the WWII - Modern exhibits and picked the staff's brains for those. Aviatik C.III (is it a replica?) Regards,
  19. Morane Saulnier MoS.30E.1 1:48 Special Hobby History Morane Saulnier had designed and built two new fighter prototypes in 1917. These were the high wing MoS 27 and biplane MoS 28. The high wing MoS 27 was powered by a 9 cylinder Gnome Monosoupape 9Nb rotary engine and equipped with one machine gun. This allowed the aircraft to reach 8000m. The trials of the new fighter were carried out in the summer of 1917 and proved successful. One month later the MoS 29 equipped with two machine guns was trialled. Eventually both versions were ordered for production. The company gave the type the AI designation. During January 1918 these new fighters were assigned to combat units. The performances of the AI were comparable to the SPAD XIII. Unfortunately, problems occurred with the wing rigidity and the 9Nb engine. It transpired that only three squadrons, (No 156, 158 and 161), were equipped with the A1s. In May 1918 the A1s were withdrawn from front line squadrons thus ending their short service record. On May 20 all units were re-equipped with the SPAD XIIIs. The premature withdrawal of the Morane Saulnier’s didn’t actually mean the end of their careers. They were redesigned and redesignated the MoS30, to be used as a trainer with less powerful Le Rhone 9Jb or 9Jby engines. Eventually more than 1000 AIs were built and used not only by the French air force but also the air forces of Belgium, Switzerland, Poland and Japan. There are currently three AI’s still flying in the world, one each at Fantasy of Flight, Old Rhinebeck and La Ferte Alais. The Model The kit comes in a nice solid top opening box with an oversleave showing the limited edition markings for the completed model. Inside there are just two sprues of medium grey styrene a bag of resin parts, two small etched sheets, two metal rods and two sheets of decals. The details on the styrene parts is very good with areas such as the fabric covered fuselage, wing and tailplanes looking very nice and not overly done. Even though it is obviously a limited run kit there is no sign of flash and no moulding pips. The resin parts are also very well moulded and are replacement parts for the styrene ones. There doesn’t appear to be anything to catch the modeller out other than the lack of location pins, so care will need to be taken when gluing the parts together. Construction starts with the very well detailed cockpit, with floor side framework, rear bulkhead and shoulder frame provided in styrene, whilst items such as the seat and instrument panels come in both styrene and etch, (with acetate backing sheet. The seat is provided with a nice set of etched seatbelts and the cockpit is finished off with the rudder pedals and joystick. The completed cockpit assembly is then sandwiched between the fuselage halves. PE strapping is then fitted around the fuselage and an additional PE part fitted just behind the cockpit opening. Once again the modeller has a choice of whether to use the styrene parts for the engine or the alternatives, in the case produced in resin, with separate cylinders and crankcase. The completed engine is fitted to the resin mounting and attached to the fuselage followed by the cowling and a panel just in front of the cockpit opening. The tail feathers are then attached and the process of attaching the complex array of cabane struts to the underside of the wing, (what looks like the most demanding section of the build, apart from the rigging). With them in place the wing can be attached to the fuselage and the final struts from the fuselage to the wing can be fitted. With the fuselage and wing complete it’s on to the undercarriage. As before there are optional parts in resin and etch to replace the styrene parts should the modeller wish. The wheels come in spokes or covered styles and the etched spokes will look really nice within the resin wheels. The alternative axle is made up of the two metal tubes and an etched aerodynamic fairing, which once assembled is fitted to the undercarriage struts and the wheels attached. Construction is completed with the fitting of the propeller and windscreen with etched frame, followed by some interesting rigging. Decals The decal sheet for this limited edition provides markings for three Polish machines. They are well printed, in good register and with very little in the way of excess carrier film. The markings are for:- MoS.30.E1, Flight School, Bydgoszcz about 1923, in five colour, Chestnut Brown, Beige, Dark Green, Light Green and Black. MoS.30.E1, No.2071, Flight School, Bydgoszcz about 1923, in Dark Green over Light Blue. MoS.30.E1, No.2087, Flight School, Grudziadz 1923, of aerobatic Instructor Boleslaw Orlinski in overall aluminium dope. There is also a sheet with French markings on it which provides the underwing roundels for the five coloured option. Conclusion This is a lovely little kit and will certainly make an impact in a collection that belies its size. The mouldings of bother styrene and resin parts are very well produced and although the resin will need more clean up it will make quite a bit of difference to the completed model. With everything in the box the modeller could possibly need it should bring many hours of fun without any extra outlay. Some parts could be tricky so probably not for the novice modeller but anyone with some experience with building biplanes shouldn’t have a problem. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  20. Well I finally completed the Spitfire IXc from Pacific Coast Models. I'm now going to try doing a base and figure for it as well, but at least the aircraft is complete. And for saying it was such a beast of a kit to build, it's turned out quite nicely. Build pics are here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234934724-pacific-coast-models-132-spitfire-ixc/ Pics of the squadron aircraft suggest that they were late getting the IFF aerials, if they ever got them, although they had upgraded to VHF from HF radios. Hence no aerial wires anywhere. Some subtle exhaust staining...a little too subtle perhaps? And a smudge from the fuel filler. A lightly weathered prop. I'm working on the basis that they had a metal prop at least at one point. No hard evidence to suggest this didn't happen... Weathering based on wartime pics of desert Spits, some of which were even grubbier. The thread I used was here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234945703-oil-stains-on-spitfires/page-3#entry1478890 North Africa early 1943, I figure there was some mud and muck that got spread around the tailwheel as well. Light wear on the starboard wing root as well.
  21. I recover this one from the bin of doom in this state Depainted with oven cleaner And refubrished it to this, it's far from perfect but it's better than it was before Hope you like it Saludos!
  22. Hi, some quick shots of a recently built Tamiya Mustang III, one of Horbaczewski´s mounts. The paints are a mix of Tamiya sprays, Humbrol and Citadell acrylics while the decals are a mix of Tamiya´s and AJ Press "Polish Mustang Units". I managed to destroy the correct decals for bombing missions so had to use the ones for Horbaczewski´s other Mustang though....
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