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  1. So after kick starting my modelling again with a little 1/72 Fw-190 I've decided to tackle one of the 1/48 scale planes in my stash. I'm using Tamiya's well regarded 1/48 scale P-51D kit. I'll be using some third party decals (From Lifelike Decals) to represent the particular aircraft in question (linked below to avoid any copyright issues) http://www.warbirdregistry.org/p51registry/images/p51-4463807-2.jpg So last year I built up a Spitfire Mk1 with a lot of effort put into scratch built detailing and I'm aiming to do the same here. The Tamiya kit is quite simple out of the box surprisingly. I started with the cockpit as per generally accepted practice... There is good detail here but plenty of scope for improvement. Most of the detail is actually molded into the fuselage sides, as such suffers from being quite shallow. Using a pile of reference pictures I found on the net of some hyper detailed flight sim models (they obviously did their research) I set about improving the overall 3D look of the cockpit and adding various missing details and doodads. I felt a bit apprehensive at first carving away the nicely molded (if shallow) detail but soon got into the swing of it. I made decision to stick with the relatively shallow looking sidewall structure though, as trying to fix it would require cutting away all the detail and starting from scratch. The goal anyway wasn't to get absolutely accurate, but at least represent the busy-ness of the real deal. The end product is probably going to be quite anachronistic with regards to the instruments anyway. Here is the right hand side sidewall. Almost all the Tamiya molded detail was cut away and replaced or modified in some way. The switches are all formed from lengths of copper wire glued into drilled holes and cut to length. The oxygen hose is a length of copper wire wrapped tightly with lead wire. There is also a little hand crank to be fitted still but I'll do that after the increasingly daunting task of painting all this up... Left sidewall. Similar story here. The jutting out thing is the flare pistol barrel, which I struggled with for a bit, it's a bit overscale overall but I'm happy with it. There is a flare case I molded from Milliput yet to be fitted. The round knobs on the throttle quadrant were also made from Milliput. Cockpit floor and IP. Oddly enough Tamiya don't provide a IP decal for the instruments. I've had to order in some Airscale 1/48 scale instruments for this, Given how long stuff takes to arrive on our shores I'll probably be held up a bit when I get to this point. And finally the missing bits off the sidewalls, the crank made out of tiny slivers and punched discs of styrene and the Milliput molded flare case. It's my first try with the stuff and an overall average effort but good enough given it's size. Next up will be the seat, rudder pedals and the area behind the cockpit with the radios and battery.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 cockpit 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 will have 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...
  4. I was browsing Hannant's for something to put with a paint order to make up minimum postage when I stumbled over the venerable Tamiya A6M2-N (Rufe) for a measly £10.50. Reviews on the interwebs said it was eminently buildable, so at that price it would have been rude not to. I'm sure there's a couple of eagle eyed readers going "Eh, A6M, that's a Mitsubishi Zero", and you'd normally be dead on. The clue is in the -N suffix, showing the original aircraft had been modified for a new role (see also the A6M2-K two seat trainer) . Nakajima were commissioned to produce a floatplane version of the Mitsubishi carrier based fighter for service among Pacific islands where conventional airstrips either hadn't been built or hadn't been conquered yet. It was intended as an interim design until the Kawanishi N1K came into service (see my other build), but some of the 297 built survived until the end of the war. Apart from the floats, it also got a new, enlarged rudder. Tamiya supply 7 marking options, so I have the option to build an early overall grey version as seen in the Aleutians or a later, repainted grey/green version more often seen in the Solomons. Since the Kyofu will be grey/green, I'm thinking the early one would make a nice contrast, but it depends what takes my fancy from the options in the box. Speaking of which, this is that box: Andy
  5. 911 GT1

    Bought this on impulse from Malcolm Rawlings (Kitfinger) a couple of weeks ago - started it as soon as it was delivered !! So with two sessions I'm well in to the (fantastic) engine & transmission sub assembly, lots of pre-painting needed but this is a wonderful kit and not too far away from my usual NASCAR comfort zone. Feel free to make any comments, criticism or ask any questions. Thanks for taking the time to look, more soon. Ian.
  6. Jadgtiger

    I started on this a little while back before my motorbike orderly. Its not really a kit i I was that enthused to do I bought it in a bundle from another member, and being an empty shell (no interior) I just could get motivated to get it started. then I bought the voyager PE set from eBay... only to find out that it didn't come with the side skirts.. slightly annoying as these were really the only parts I wanted... I did get a partial refund! I shelved the kit for a couple of weeks and decided to go buy the E.T PE kit. Never heard of them but delivery takes until 4th December! So whilst waiting I've decided to crack on with what's in the voyager kit...and 😳😳😳 some of that is TINY!!! I soent over an hour just trying to get the 3 part functioning tool brackets to go together. The carpet monster ate them!! And I am glad to have fed it today!! I've stuck with the Tamiya parts..... has anyone PLEASE some tips on joining PE that is smaller than the lettering on a 1 pence piece! Anyway here's where I am The voyager kit that doesn't contain the side skirts!! Anyway enough winging from me... got to sleep... horses to shoe in the mornin!
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Hi everyone My next build will be the Tamiya FB Mk.VI.....wish me luck! Pictures to follow shortly. Cheers Iain
  12. Hi guys, got this preordered and arrived yesterday, so just GOT TO build it!! LOL!
  13. 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!
  14. I've never really been a figure modeller but there's an anniversary coming up that I feel I need to commemorate in the best way I can, and that's with a figure. April 1917 is the centenary of my Grandpa Walker's wounding in the Battle of Arras. I'm not sure exactly which date it happened but the 1/7 Argylls were involved in fighting at a location known as the "Chemical Works" from the early hours of 23rd April and we know Grandpa didn't get that far before he was hit. We also know from his discharge book that he was evacuated from France on April 28th, so that seems about right. I bought the Tamiya WW1 British soldiers from Hobbycraft a while back. I'm only planning to use one, the advancing soldier, on a plain base. I'm not aiming to recreate the final scene of Blackadder 4, just something simple. I'll finish him a a 51st HD Sergeant. I found this little unglazed ceramic plaque which will do fine as a stand for my soldier. I also managed to get it home without breaking it, which was an achievement. An aerosol coat of gloss black enamel will be the first order of business for it. Basic construction and a couple of coats of Humbrol 36 Pastel Green as an undercoat: followed by a mix of Revell 86 and 16 for the khaki and Humbrol 94 for the webbing: I also bought some Fields of Glory Models barbed wire for the base, but the I think the stanchions are a bit out of scale. The actual barbed wire looks quite convincing: Grandpa's army discharge book showing that he was evacuated from France on April 28th 1917: John
  15. 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.
  16. #28/2016 Corsario numero uno terminado. Tamiya kit with Aztec decals, Tamiya and Gunze paints, EZ Line for brake lines, plastic rod for antenna. According to fellow Hyperscaler/Britmodeller Marco, the wheel wells and landing gear were also painted in camo. Got that info to late so my dad kept them the way they were. The model shows one of the five El Salvadorian Corsairs that took part in the 100 Hours War or Soccer War between El Salvador and Honduras from 14th to 18th July 1969, the last time Corsairs went into battle.
  17. 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
  18. Now, since I finished my Texan, its high time for another project. But sometimes it can be difficult to make up one's mind, when looking at the ever-growing pile of new kits. However...I really like the big bad radials....so I was definitely thinking about some American heavy metal stuff....and adding that my only one finished Thunderbolt (this one) was given as a gift to my best buddy...the choice was relatively easy this time. So I decided that my next project will be the famous Tamiya 1/48 P47 D Razorback kit. It is also the first time that I'm attempting to built one of these Tamiya wonder-kits...I heard some rumors that this kit it is almost building by itself, so I want to test this:) Besides the plastic in the box (which I have to say, it looks far better than any other plastic that I have built so far), I have also some add-ons...like the Eduard dedicated PE sets, the Master gun barrels, some Quickboost oil coolers, and so on. I only hope that I will make justice for this famous kit of this heavy fella':)
  19. Tamiya 1/24 Peugeot 307 WRC With Tobacco decals and crazy modeller photo etch. Used Gravity colours Ferrari red as I had enough left over from a F1 car and it was a nice bright red. White stripes were painted rather than using the decals that come with the kit. This kit has the die cast metal base, that adds nice weight to the model. Overall quite happy with how it came out. With one of the first kits I made a few years ago: upload foto share link
  20. Hi peeps, Here's my latest completion for 2016, a 1/35 Tamiya Stug III representing a vehicle from the 7th Assault Gun Battalion, Magyar Királyi Honvédség 1944-45. Quite a bit done to this to make it into an May 1944 production vehicle from the Alkett factory near Berlin. The barrel is from Aber, photo etch is a mixture of Eduard and spare Dragon stuff. The side skirts are from Voyager, though the rails are left overs from my Finnish StuG III build from last year as is the roof of the fighting compartment and the gun crutch. As mentioned further down the thread, the Zimm is from Atak and represents the typical "waffle" pattern as favoured by the Alkett factory. Stowage is by Verlinden and the Jerry Cans (or should that be Magyar Cans?) are from Bronco. The drive sprocket is from CMK and the Alkett pattern all steel return rollers are from Panzer art. The track is AFV Club's Nashorn/Panzer III/IV set. Markings are from Bison Decals. Comments welcome! Mike.
  21. A quick build of the Tamiya 1:48 British 7 ton Armoured Car Mk IV (which I gather is actually a Humber). Brush painted with home brewed Tamiya Acrylic mix for SCC15. Finished with the markings out of the box for a vehicle from the Polish 1st Armoured Division in NW Europe, 1944-45. My first attempt to weather with oils. Very enjoyable, stress free build (except for the wing mirror I kept knocking off). Build thread here. Thanks for looking. Some photos out in the sunshine.
  22. Without a two pronged crown; although I was tempted to an H6K Mavis with twin fins, I actually going to attempt the N1K1 Kyofu (Rex), which lost it's floats to become the N1K1-J Shiden (George) as I'm much more likely to actually finish it. A little background from Wikipedia: Kawanishi's N1K was originally built as a single pontoon floatplane fighter to support forward offensive operations where no airstrips were available, but by 1943 when the aircraft entered service, Japan was firmly on the defensive, and there was no more need for a fighter to fulfill this role. The requirement to carry a bulky, heavy float essentially crippled the N1K against contemporary American fighters. Kawanishi engineers, however, had proposed in late 1941 that the N1K would be the basis of a formidable land-based fighter too, and a land-based version was produced as a private venture by the company. This is a placeholder while I sort out picture hosting, and until the postie has been with the actual kit. Andy
  23. Make your own panel washes?

    So... I've been trying to find a stockist of Tamiya Panel Line Accents, both black and brown, and MIG Streaking Grime in the UK that doesn't charge mouth watering prices. The prices abroad seem to be far cheaper (e.g. Passion132 do MIG streaking grime for just under €4 as opposed to over £7, but unfortunately you have to factor in shipping which then kills the saving). Then I had a thought; can I not just buy a tin of Humbrol gloss enamel and thin down as required? Are the panel line washes not just extremely thinned down ordinary enamel paints? If so, then I just need a tin of Humbrol gloss black 21 and gloss tan 9 for the two Tamiya panel line accent colours above? Does anyone know how to make an equivalent of MIG Streaking Grime?
  24. Hi everyone. Here is my first model for over a quarter of a century (!), a Tamiya 1/6 scale Harley FLH. It went together extremely easily, in fact too easily, so I went off to try wooden ship kits instead. Gave a good end result though.
  25. Just finished this one for a client. The stand is included in the kit and makes for an interesting display which helps show off the Corsair's sleek and powerful lines. No trouble with the kit on this one, but a few trials of patience with my own ham-fisted-ness. Tamiya spray paints sprayed by airbrush. Kit decals were used and proved to be thick and hard to work with. There is a small Work in Progress thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235027527-132-f4u-1d-corsair/&tab=comments#comment-2835657 Thanks for looking comments and suggestions welcome. Cheers.