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  1. My first armour project inspired by a visit to the Somme in September 2017
  2. Good evening. Allow me to present 'Christl', a Fw 190D-9 flown by one Major Gerhard Barkhorn of JG 6. This is Tamiya's JV 44 boxing of their Fw 190D-9 in 1/72. Paints were Gunze Sangyo Aqueous and varnished with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Gloss and Matt varnish. I did give up on the spinner spiral as the decal wouldn't fit then broke up, then I forgot to paint it on. Extras include: Eaglecals decals Eduard SUPER FABRIC seat belts SAC metal undercarriage parts (as I lost one of the retraction struts) Scratch-built cannon barrels, antenna and pitot tube from brass rod Underside hoop from spares Cockpit seat cushion moulded from Magic Sculpt (though the seat belts are obscuring it) A few bits and pieces in the cockpit scratch-built from plastic Wiring from EZ line Weathering procedures include: Chipping with acrylic paint applied with a sponge and brush, and with a silver pencil Filters with Mig Ammo filter and thinned oil paint Mottling on the propeller with thinned oils Mud splashes with Mig Ammo Nature Effects and Splashes Oil dot fading Shadowy areas highlighted with thinned black oil paint Panel lines with Mig Ammo Panel Line Washes Streaking with AK Interactive Streaking Grime and thinned black oil paint Exhaust marks with a home made stain mix and Tamiya Smoke Dirt accumulation on the wheels with Mig Ammo Pigments
  3. Hi all Ford Zakspeed Capri Gr.5 Wurth from TAMIYA, 1/24. OOB Model made for customer in 2015 Best regards Martin
  4. After the pleasant interlude that the Autoblinda provided, it's back onto German stuff. Next up is this nice little kit by Tamiya, with the tarp being a resin piece from Mig.
  5. This was to have been my first ever car kit, but as some of you will have noticed, the Fujimi Ford GT40 pipped it to the post, despite the Ford being started much, much later. The Porsche was, as I suspected, a bit too ambitious for a ‘first’, but never the less it’s provided me with much valuable experience so I can’t really complain. The biggest headache for me was determining in what order to assemble and paint and if I was doing it again I’d change quite a few of my practices. As the Ford, it’s built ‘out of the box’ as I wanted to keep the experience as simple as possible (simple? yeh, right!) Anyway, it’s been an enjoyable build and here it is for your delectation warts an’ all. As ever, all useful criticism is gratefully accepted. Porsche and Ford together:
  6. M10C Achilles

    I've been building this for a while now, I stalled because I wanted to find suitable crew figures but I'm still struggling even after visiting Telford last month. I really need figures in shirt sleeve order but not in shorts as the real vehicle was used in the spring of 1945 by 31 Battery 7th A/T regiment, 4th NZ Armoured Brigade in Northern Italy. So I finally got a bit of time and decided to finish the model and worry about the correct chaps later. The desrt order chap is just for scale and the base id just one for the photographs, I will update both later. Thanks for looking.
  7. Tamiya kit, built straight from the box - enjoyed every moment of it, fantastic kit. Please feel free to make any comment, criticism or ask any questions. Ian.
  8. Hi Suzuki GSX1100S KATANA from TAMIYA, 1/12 OOB I made this model for myself Best regards Martin
  9. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Tamiya P-47D in markings of 509th Fighter Squadron, 405th Fighter Group, Belgium 1945, flown by Lt. James R. Hopkins. Built from the box with addition of Montex decals (K72008), painted with Tamiya & Gunze acrylics. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. Thanks for your interest! Best greetings from Vienna, Austria. Roman
  10. Hello mates, this is one of the few survivors of the ZELL zero lenght launches made by my younger brother when i wasn't at home so much (starting with 16)! It's a F-86F Tamiya 1:100 from the set with MiG-15. It was in pieces until yesterday but i rescued it! This is for Courageous! How can i quote from another thread, i dunno Cheers!
  11. The Desert Fox I used the Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.L from Tamiya and a figures of Masterbox. The model is made for the customer. Thank you that have glanced. Best regards Martin
  12. Anothrer favourite subject in a larger scale, the Tamiya Lotus 49b of Graham Hill. Another great kit that is a pleasure to build.
  13. I've always liked the large scale kits and this is a beauty! Very satisfying to build, but hey, it's Tamiya!
  14. Hi everyone Model of the F-15C fighter. I used photoetching of Eduard. I have made for the customer. Thank you that have glanced. Best regards, Martin
  15. Hi everyone, I've had this kit in my stash for a few years and my nephew wanted me to build it for a Christmas present for him, so finally I thought I should get started on it. It will include the driver with the Niki Lauda decals on the car and driver helmet. It should be a fun build.
  16. Started this a couple of days ago. Very straightforward Tamiya 'curbside' kit of one of the last Nismo R34's to escape from Nissans' 'Skunkworks'. All the body needed was the (frankly b*tt-ugly) front air-dam/grill one-piece section added, then a good rub-down with a Tamiya 1000 grit scuffing pad and a couple of quick coats of their white primer. I also rescribed all the panel lines to make them a lot deeper - a tip I have happily adopted from Tom Rujter - Looks pretty nice just in the glass smooth primer, will shoot the first of the two-tone paint tomorrow hopefully. Stay tuned folks and please feel free to ask any questions or make any comments. AFN Ian.
  17. My "real entry" for the floatplane GB, the Tamiya A6M2-N Rufe. I couldn't find any of the Japanese WWII float planes I really wanted to build for this GB without them being in the 'wrong scale' or just being ridiculous prices. Then I found this for just under £14 including shipping from Japan I couldn't resist buying it... The bags are still sealed as I'm trying to get some other stuff finished first before allowing myself to open them. Plus I need to pick up 3 or 4 paints I need but don't have.
  18. Hi guys, this is the final reveal of the Mercedes AMG GT3 race car. This was a challenging kit to build for me, the kit decals were very thick, I had to use Tamiya X20A thinner to soften the decals on the rear wing and the carbon decals to get them to settle down, also I found the rear lights tricky to install. In order to preserve the matt finish on the body, I used Deluxe Materials Glue and Glaze to attach all of the lights and the windows etc, including the door handles and the mirrors to avoid marking the matt finish. Overall, for my first performance race car that I've ever built, I am happy with how it turned out. Enjoy the ride guys! Finally, you can see my work in progress of this build below.
  19. I've still got to add the figures but as I'm pretty hopeless at painting them I thought I'd show this without them. Added my own zimmerit, which really isn't neat enough given that it was originally applied in the factory. Regards J A
  20. When I first joined BritModeller, a little over a year ago, the first model that I posted in RFI was an Israeli M51. At that time I had a few problems with posting photos from a hosting site (nothing to do with Photo Bucket, more to do with my incompetence). When I tried to upload the photos (from Village Photos), all that appeared were links. I didn't know what the problem was (I still don't), but it's not occurred since, so I thought that it might be an idea to post the photos again now and hope for better success. So apologies for doing this twice, but here goes. First, a brief run down of how the model was built. The tank that I depicted was what was referred to as a Batch 4 model. Batch 4 M51s were the last ones produced by the Israelis. In 1/35th scale, there are three M51s produced by Dragon, Academy and Tamiya. The first two have got their problems, not least of which is the grossly oversized muzzle brake. The Tamiya kit is a beauty, but it is of a Batch 1 version, but as it is by far and away the best “51”, I used the Tamiya kit a the basis for this build. Without going into a WIP, the conversion consisted of the following; Rear upper hull sliced off of the Academy kit and attached to the Tamiya hull to give an increase in length of 5mm. Extra louvre added underneath. Dragon diesel engine deck added in place of the Tamiya radial engine deck, along with the main gun travel lock from the Academy kit. Extra stowage bins each side made from card and etched brass. Rear stowage bin from the Academy kit. Raised serial numbers (Academy) front and rear. Turret weld lines beefed up with Milliput (beefed up a bit too much!!) Extra turret bin on rhs from card. All of the jerry can holders were replaced with ones from Eduard etched brass. The headlamp lenses are Little Cars. The Eduard set for the M51 was used throughout. It was sprayed with a mix of Tamiya XF57 Buff and XF24 Light Grey in a ratio of 3:2. Decals included in the Academy kit were used and are for an unknown training unit in the 1980's. The casting symbols on the glacis were later removed as I found out that this hull had not been cast by that particular foundry. There are a couple of mistakes/omissions that are in the photos but have since been rectified. As always, thanks for looking. John.
  21. Hello to all, After the amazing saga my last build has been (a vintage race car, the Fiat 806 Corsa at 1/12 Italeri, see if interested the summarize here: https://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0ahUKEwif_vra5cnXAhUGuhoKHYo9BJIQFgg4MAU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.britmodeller.com%2Fforums%2Findex.php%3F%2Ftopic%2F235028933-fiat-806-corsa-112-a-true-to-original-replica%2F&usg=AOvVaw35SjHJwOHWiadD7NM-4lu3 ), I begin a new build, very different (I am used to alternate a vehicle and an aircraft up to now). Of course, many builds have ever been dedicated to the Tamiya P 51D Mustang, especially on Britmodeller... I saw particularly the Squibby one, begun very recently and very nice, that will be definitely a source of inspiration. But as every build is different and personal, I decided to dive again in the Brit bath! I must precise too that I will take a good part of my inspiration in the great Juan Manuel Villalba DVD, for which I made the translation in french for the subtitles. Juan is a very famous modeler and a real gentleman, who learnt me a lot in model making and photography, he is a master and a friend, even if we couldn't meet up to now (we live far away one to the other one, pity...). Before beginning the build, a word of history: John Brooke England was born in 1923 at Caruthersville, Missouri. His service number was O-739263 and he joined the 362nd FS of the 357th FG in April 1943 as a 1/Lt meaning that he was part of the original cadre that left the ZI in November 1943 for the UK. He was promoted to Captain and then to Major. He took command of the 362nd FS on 25 August 1944. He served two tours with the 357th FG for a total of 108 operational missions giving a total of 460 hours combat flying time. He was the second highest scorer in the 357th with a total of 17.5 victories. England finished his second tour and rotated home on 26 January 1945. He remained in the service after the war and was killed in an F-86 crash in November 1954 in France. I began my build logically by preparing the parts of the section 1 and some other ones, placing them in a box with compartments, that I got in the Italeri's kit (one of the best part of this kit, defintely ): N.B: I just made the photo, so the radio compartment is ever begun... I must precise now that, differently with Juan, who made the radio by total scratch (amazing), I used the very recent Eduard photoetched set for Airfix kit (ref. 49853), that I had to adapt to the Tamiya kit: N.B: here too, I just made the photo, some parts have been removed and ever used. After the parts preparation, I began the cockpit by removing some details to replace them by new ones (arrow 1, and the radio). I didn't use the Eduard P.E part 47, too thin, and replaced it by 0,3 mm thick tin wire (arrow 3) The screws on the side were made from very small portions cut in 0,2 mm thick tin wire (Juan cuts in stretched plastic). The tabs come from another Eduard PE set. N.B: I had to adapt the A 17 Tamiya part to the Eduard 42 one, smaller (for Airfix) and accidently, I cut a portion of the floor and radio support. Of course, I will do the necessary correction...
  22. Does anyone know how to make True Blue ANA501 / FS 15102 from Tamiya paints? I've seen XF-18 recommended but I don't have the paint to make a test sample and the swatches on the internet vary enormously! Thanks!
  23. As my 3rd tank excercise I decide on yet another cheap oldie in the form of Tamiya's 1/35 Stug IV. As on my two previous tanks I've added a modicum of PE just add a bit of finer detail than the kit provides. Due to the very revealing nature of photos I've already noticed that I didn't remove the flash off the spare track links and I'm sure there'll be plenty more tasks I could have carried out, or done differently, so please feel free to be critical.
  24. Just finished this one. Started a number of years ago, but stalled at the painting stage. Painted with Tamiya acrylics. Unfortunately the instrument panel has come adrift... Gloster Meteor F3 by Caution Wake Turbulence, on Flickr Gloster Meteor F3 by Caution Wake Turbulence, on Flickr Meteor by Caution Wake Turbulence, on Flickr Still upgrading my photo setup, so I'll add some more photos when that's done. Thanks for looking. Andrew