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  1. Hello All, Attached are some pictures of the start of my Revell Halifax build. I expect this one to go as long as the B-17, about 15 months. I usually build multiple kits at a time so that extends projects but 15 months is actual time...I'm kind of slow when it comes to larger projects. I am using Eduards Big Ed set. A first for me. I'm not much into photo-etch so we'll see how it goes. Also....the Revell boxes.....well how can I put this without being vulgar......are HORRIBLE. Well in any case the kit has been washed of mold release and I started on the cockpit area. Well here we go mates on with the pics. All the Best! Don The kit seat has been highly modified. The photo-etched for the seat was not what I thought would be a good representation so I went for this method. The floor board is photo-etched which looks fantastic. The cockpit bulkhead at the start of detailing. Rolling the metal was easy if you have a nice set of round end tweezers. There's suppose to be a metal shelving bracket around the two rectangular boxes...it did not fit. This is not uncommon with photo-etched parts in my experience. I'll make an alternative or of bits of plastic.
  2. Good evening fellow modellers, January is a good month to start by cleaning up shelf of doom This time, I've decided to build a Revell offering to test some of new techniques (and some patience). Despite the age, kit can be assembled with relative ease and leaves a lot of room for scratchbuilding. Both halves come together quite nicely, with very little sanding: Using excellent WNW reference, I've decided to build Rudolph Berthold's aircraft, though kits representation is not early type Rudolph reportedly flew. I've decided not to modify it, since I'd lose canvas representation on both sides of fuselage. As per reference, blue color was applied with slight opacity: Decaling phase, decals are actually quite nice and react well to solvents: Upper wing was then fitted and fixed in place: And a view from side, showing working area in all of its messy glory: That's all for now, enjoy
  3. Hi all and here's my first finish of 2018, built for the Flying Boats GB here. This is Revell's 1989 boxing of Monogram's 1957 issue Grumman Hu-16 Albatross finished in US Coastguard markings for S/N 7240. According to the Coastguard Aviation Association, S/n 7240 began it's career on 25th August 1961 based out of San Diego before moving to a number of different bases. She was detatched to NAS Quonset Point for 4 months in 1967 and would have worn the scheme of that time with a hi-vis orange nose. (I went for the later scheme she wore) After 2 years in storage at Davis Monthan in the early 70's, she was overhauled and re-entered service at Cape Cod in July 1972 and then Miami and San Francisco among others. Her last flight was 10th August 1982 out of Cape Cod. The build thread is here but to recap: Kit: Revell 4280 Paints: White from Halfords spray can. All other colours Revell Acrylic, brush painted. Klear, Flory Models Wash, pastels. Decals: PrintScale Grumman Albatross 72-136 Extras: All rivets sanded off, panel lines rescribed. Basic interior added to cockpit. 20g weight in the nose. If you look beyond the simple details like the engines and overscale landing gear, the millions of rivets and lack of any detail on the inside, she's actually quite a nice simple build. My efforts at rescribing were ok and I'm really happy how she turned out in that iconic USCG scheme. Definitely one of those aircraft that's in need of a 1/72 re-tool. Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (1) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (3) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (5) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (6) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (8) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And with my Hobby Boss Jayhawk. Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (9) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking and enjoy your modelling! Cheers, Dermot
  4. Hi folk's,and to celebrate I thought let's go small,Spadad tipped me off about these little Revell gem's so here's the Seahawk the Blackhawk is next on the list, what a superb little stress free build it was,even a passible front cockpit and at just over six quid good value for money especially if you're pushed for space. Anyway firstly the this is how small it is shot and thanks for looking in.
  5. Revell Owners in Trouble

    Hobbico Not looking good?
  6. HMCS Eyebright - Camouflage scheme?

    Having built HMS Crocus, I was planning to attempt HMS Clematis and likely still will. However, researching Corvettes on the web I came across some startling pictures of HMCS Eyebright and I am indebted and grateful to Mr Ron Bell for his permission to download his images via http://www.forposterityssake.ca/GALLERIES/EYEBRIGHT.htm. Thankyou Sir, you are a gentleman. Picture quality is superb and several angles convey one of the ten British built/designed Corvettes that were loaned to the Canadians. The Camouflage is the "Admiralty Light" scheme that seems to have come into use around 1942 and features in many 1942 onwards pictures of Corvettes with good pictures/example being available of HMS Violet and HMS Jonquil amongst many others. I have singularly been unable to find a picture of HMS Bluebell despite this scheme being portrayed by Matchbox/Revell in their 1/72 offering with most models being represented with a 507C light hull and B15 stripe shading with an MS4a Funnel and upper bow area. HMS Violet with thanks to the Imperial War Museum photo archive. And here's HMS Jonquil (IWM photo archive) with area "1" showing the ?MS4a bow area, a distinctly different shade from the ?507C Light grey main hull seen in segment "3". The Funnel is a distinctly different shade from the main hull colour and most seem to agree that this was MS4A. Jonquil appears to extend this colour along her aft superstructure. Returning to HMCS Eyebright ....... ...she has a similar 3 colour hull demarcation ("1") with 507C being I feel the likeliest colour for the main hull (vs white). The bow colour ("1") is distinctly different from the rest and seems to match the funnel "5", the aft superstructure may be funnel or Hull - it's not entirely clear though the cowl vents I feel are definitely hull (507C) colour. Eyebright has a quirk (a little bit like Crocus) in that the middle disruption stripe "4" is made up of 2 colours with a distinct division , the aft colour being lighter possibly matching that of the funnel. The disruption stripes echoing those on Bluebell and others as above have been portrayed most often as B15 (bluegrey) and this is a colur profile presented in The Shipcraft 'Flower Class Corvette' book though John Lambert records HMS Hydrangea and HMS Armeria as having stripes pf 507A (dark grey) in 'Warship Perspectives' . There is no evidence that I can find that paint colours differed drastically between and Canadian and British vessels. I'm struggling with the disruption stripes being B15 or 507A?? And is there a consensus about Light Grey hull and MS4a bow and funnel? Jamie, Kev et al - what do you all think? Thanks Fellas Rob
  7. Hi all, happy new years! Got myself a Christmas gift! Revell's 1/48 Ju88. Finally got started today - after a bit of procrastination. I plan to finish this in a 4-tone camo pattern I first saw beautifully done here: http://imodeler.com/2012/12/148-dragon-junkers-ju-88a4/ I don't know much at all about the scheme - except that it's apparently an aircraft from Stab II/KG 77, Sicily. I just love the splodged paint over the standard splinter scheme. I haven't found many photos of this - and the only ones don't show the wings... I will assume the over-paint was extended onto the wings too for the sake of this build. Anyway - never tried a 4-tone paint job before, so should be interesting. Once I delved into the HUGE box, the actual sprues and parts count was a little less intimidating. To my - far from expert - eye, it looks a nicely done kit. Lots of detail inside and out, engines, bombs, and nice surface details. I will be making this kit largely out of the box using rattle-cans and brushes, and while decal sheets for the Stab II/KG 77 aircraft do exist - at present I plan to recreate using spares and the kit sheet... As usual I will be making this mainly for the fun of it. I am not much of a rivet-counter, or a deep researcher, which I concede might drive others here mad with irritation. So forgive me if I paint something red that shouldn't be! So - it begins: As usual - started with the cockpit. Primed black. Then sprayed with Tamiya Haze Grey. I then tried a new trick I saw on youtube - making a wet palate - which I then mixed Vallejo blue grey pale, neutral grey, and basalt grey in. With this range of greys I then broke up the panels and side walls - using lighter shades on more prominent parts. Then details were picked out before an oil wash of black and umber went on. I also got the seat built and painted - using rolled flat solder for seat-belts. The dials on the cockpit's rear bulkhead looked a bit soft to me, so I made use of my new punch and die and boosted the dials up a bit before painting using the same steps as above. Leaving today's work as below. Quite happy so far, but it's early days! Thanks for looking, and all comments / notes most welcome. Bruce
  8. Hi folk's I was clearing the back shelf in the loft as to be honest some old build's were not worth keeping and a couple are being boxed including an old build of the Revell PT109 I got cheap when Modelzone folded,I think I may have posted her a few years back but long deleted my PB photos so taking a bow is JFK's PT 109.
  9. Hello Few pictures of my latest project.
  10. Revell A330 to KC-30A Conversion

    For my next KUTA build I will be resurrecting this KC-30 I started back in 2013 It needs some antennas replaced and some tidying up. I have started by refilling the poorly filled cabin windows I had the boom and drogue parts well on the way. luckily I found them So on with the build
  11. Happy New Year BM's! May I present, one Revell X-Wing in 1:112 scale: This ones been sitting in my stash for a while and I decided I needed a nice quick and easy build after wrestling with a 1970's Airfix He 177 for the past for months. This is a great little model, the kit is pretty basic and can be built without glue or the need to paint the entire model, only picking out the different colour panels and using the decals. It's very detailed for the scale and very easy to put together. Some minor criticism; the s-foils can only be modelled in the attack position, there is no option to build with landing gear and also, no stand supplied, so I'll have to construct my own. Some more pictures for your viewing pleasure! Critique always welcome and hope you enjoy. Cheers, JB Obligatory scale shot, she's tiny!!
  12. http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Hersteller_News/Revell_News_2018.html Intriguing. Rob
  13. Had some spare time over the Christmas period and managed to finish. Overall I’m quite happy with the results. A couple of little bits that I would do differently in the future, but you live and learn! I really enjoyed this build and despite some things I have read on the internet about this kit, everything went together pretty well with only minimal filling and sanding needed. I would recommend this kit. Now the pics! Apologies if Flikr is still on the blink and not embedding. Thabks for looking and happy modeling!
  14. Revell is to relase' in 2018 two boxings form the EA330 - ref. 3895 - Extra EA330SC Breitling Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RV3895 - ref. 3896 - Extra EA330LX Red Bull Air Race Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RV3896 There's already a 1/32nd resin kit from the Extra 330SC produced by Iaerodesign, see thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234962480-132-extra-330sc-resin-kit-by-icaerodesign-released-new-boxing/ V.P.
  15. Having already edited Rafale B and M kits in 1/48th Revell has surprisingly not yet in its range the most produced variant I mean the single-seat Rafale C. This will be done in 2018. Don't forget the Korean mix (B+M=C !) edited once upon a time by the Revell plastic injection contractor: ACE (Link) - ref. 3901 - Dassault Rafale C Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RV3901 V.P.
  16. Hi everyone, I've decided to document the build of a very exciting Christmas gift, Revell's Platinum USS Fletcher. As you can see from the handy coke can, the box was absolutely massive. And the hull was no different (please ignore the messy work station) This image shows what separates it from a regular Revell kit: I'm really excited for this kit because it will allow me to stretch my photoetch skills without having to murder my wallet in aftermarket etch. I've done research on the Fletcher, and will be making it as it was in 1942, with a camouflage system called 'Measure 12 Modified' http://www.shipcamouflage.com/measure_12_modified.htm Luckily this website lists the official names of the paint colours in this scheme, which the White Ensign Colourcoat paint line apparently recreate almost perfectly, so these have been ordered. I will soon start work on this, but if you guys have any tips or anything you would like to pass on, it would be much appreciated!
  17. I’m not sure whether or not this is going to be a full build presentation, but I found this little Hot Rod under the Christmas tree and decided to share some of my thoughts etc. I thought as I’m waiting for some lacquer to harden off on another project I might as well have a good gander at the instructions and perhaps make a start. Upon initial inspection I found that all of the chrome parts, except the wheel rims, were unusable so they’ve been given a bleach bath to strip them back. It only took about 30 mins. in Aldi’s finest ‘Thick Bleach’ and the parts were sparkling clean! Anyway, I’ll hopefully reinstate a nice chrome finish with some Alclad 107 once the moulding seams have been trimmed to an acceptable level. I also discovered that the plastic is extremely brittle and generally poorly moulded with plenty of rough edges, seams and ejector marks, but I’m up for a challenge and can hopefully rescue an otherwise great looking car kit (to my eyes at least). So far I’ve only assembled the wheels & tyres as these were very easy to complete, but unlike the rest of the kit these parts were very well presented. The chrome on the wheel trims is excellent, the white wall mouldings well fitting and silky smooth, and the tyres perfectly executed with no hint of any moulding flash. A shame then that the rest is so typically 50’s/60’s quality! Anyway, onwards with the build....
  18. F4U-1A Corsair info

    Good day all. I'm planning on doing a Corsair diorama depicting a relatively weathered Corsair on an island. I have this Revell kit: After about a day of research on general info, I still have unanswered questions. 1. The kit has the following two options: a) Pappy Boyington's VMF-214 Corsair at Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands. As far as I could find out, Major Gregory Boyington didn't actually fly this plane, ever, as the photos with him in it were for publicity only. And b), a VF-17 Navy Corsair. My objective being to depict a weathered Corsair on an island, which one of the two would be the most appropriate? Seeing as "Boyington's Corsair" wasn't flown by him, was the publicity additions (kill markings, lulubelle/lucybelle) removed after the op, or did someone (other that Boyington) actually fly the Corsair like this? As for the Navy option, there's a photo of a Navy VF-17 Corsair on Bougainville at this link http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=ForumsPro&file=viewtopic&t=14428&start=436&finish=15&printertopic=1 It's about 3/4 down the web page. Why would a Navy Corsair land on an island? Or were they based there? I thought all Navy planes were based on aircraft carriers (please excuse my lack of knowledge on the subject). And would that then be realistic to depict a Navy Corsair on an island diorama? 2. The kit includes the US insignia with red outlinings. For some reason I doubt it it's correct. According to the image below, both these subjects post date the red barred insignia. Also, I see a lot of Corsair model pictures with the "normal" blue barred US insignia. Did Revell get this wrong? 3. Cockpit colours (and general primer colours). Seems like this is a tricky one. According to http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2004/05/stuff_eng_interior_colours_us_part3.htm : "Vought F4U Corsair Sorting out the interior colours of the Corsair is particularly tricky. For the F4U-1 Birdcage Corsairs, photos taken at the time show the cockpits being a very dark colour, most probably black. Analysis of some crashed examples of F4U-1s indicates black, while the factory Erection & Maintenance Instructions called for Dull Dark Green. As mentioned before, early production Corsairs had their interior surfaces in areas other than the cockpit covered with Salmon primer. This colour mixture was used relatively long into Corsair production. It would seem that all F4U-1s and a number of early F4U-1As were finished this way. Somewhere during the production of F4U-1A model Vought discontinued the use of Salmon primers and switched to Zinc Chromate Yellow with cockpits in Interior Green." Did anyone get more concrete info on this? Seems like the model I want to depict could be either Salmon or Zinc Chromate Yellow primed. Although I have more questions, these are the ones that prevent me from starting this build. Any opinions would be appreciated. Cheers Jimmy
  19. Hi folk's I had so much fun with the other two armour kit's I thought why not have a go at this re-boxing of a kit I have not build before hence this one box art not as good as the original though.
  20. The kit: * * * First thing to do, trace the mold lines with a marker and sand & polish them out: ]* * * Next, for my own reference, highlight the lift-off nose section, because I'm planning to build this one all opened-up and plumbed/wired to the best of my ability. * * * Ughhh, ugly cut: * * * All separated now, the red 'scars' are where the knife & saw blades slipped and gouged the surface. After the photos, I filled them with Squadron fine (grey) filler and sanded them back with various grades of wet'n dry. * * * This is my 'serious' project to take me through the holidays and well in to the New Year. Stay tuned it could be fun, or it could be a complete dogs dinner, we'll find-out together. AFN Ian.
  21. In 1947, civil war looked imminent in Paraguay. President Higinio Morinigo sensed rebellion in the air and thus decided to bolster his air arm, as this consisted mostly of WW2 unarmed training aircraft. Open Civil War broke out on March 7th 1947, by this time a dozen surplus P-38J's with mercenary pilots and ground crew recruited in the US were on their way. Most of the former Paraguayan air force sided with the Communist rebels, but the hastily repainted P-38's served pro government forces well, shooting down most of the rebellions aircraft, while carrying out bombing and strafing runs on insurgent positions. By August 20th the rebellion had been violently put down. This kit is the old 1970's Revell mold. It's not a great model, I started it as just something to tinker on between projects and it had been sitting 95% complete for the last month. I did plan on doing a Cuban machine, but I decided against using a nice decal sheet on what is a pretty poor model. Thus, I made up this little story. The P-38 did not see action in the Paraguayan Civil War.
  22. Revell 1/32 F-4G Phantom now available

    Revell's latest release, 1/32 F-4G Phantom "Wild Weasel" is on its way to us and is now available to order.
  23. I wasn’t planning on doing this until after Christmas but it seemed to be calling me from it’s box under my desk! Indeed, I seem to have something of an aircraft factory going on with a 1/390 747 and a 1/72 Spitfire also at various stages of construction, although I will go straight to an RFI with those. So far I have filled the windows with Superfine Milliput, installed the cockpit window, glued the two fuselage halves, the wings and a few other tedious things such as the usual filling, sanding, priming... so, what do we have: Generated from my Apple iPad using tools.rackonly.com Two main sprues and a clear sprue containing the cockpit glazing and lights. Absolute ton of flash. Some of it so bad it’s hard to see where the flash ends and the molded part begins. With a lot of tedious cleanup I was ready to begin. Windows filled with Milliput. I rolled up some sausages and pushed them through from the inside. Once cured for an hour I sliced them flush and then sanded further once the Milliput had dried fully overnight. Generated from my Apple iPad using tools.rackonly.com With that done it was all glued together with some weight in the front courtesy of some bolts. There was a bit of misalignment in the top part of the fuselage but with a bit of manipulation and gluing in parts with Tamiya Extra Thin I got it close. Scraping and sanding and a touch of filler has got it nearly right but I’ll need to do a bit more work including rescribing. Thankfully, I now have a tool for that! Next post will show how she is so far...
  24. Revell 1/28 Fokker Red Baron.

    Hi folk's,I really want to get this build finished and to be honest there's not a lot left,most important is the scrathbuilding of the fuselage to upper wing strut's as I managed to break/loose them.
  25. Hello, This is the old Matchbox/Revell 1/32 Spitfire 22/24. The cockpit, guns, wheels and decals are after-market parts. IMHO this kit is way too wrong to get a good Spitfire whitout a tremendous amount of work. The nose shape is wrong, the windscreen too, not sure about the propeller, panel lines... I regret having started it, anyway it is done, it is now displayed at the back my scalemodel showcase. cheers