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  1. This time Lockheed F-104g from Danish Air force from Kinetic.
    107 points
  2. Hiya Folks, Been a long old build this one as I started it when the Airfix Walrus kit was first released,.....and as I wanted to replicate a pre war silver aircraft I used decals left over from the old Classic Airframes,.... only for Airfix to then go and re release the kit with exactly the same markings!! I also bought the Neomega resin, white metal and brass etched catapult section kit to mount the model on and as some of the Walrus operating on the China Station like 714 Flights aircraft aboard HMS Cumberland had the amphibian undercarriage removed I decided to do this
    91 points
  3. Hi all, here some pics of my latest model: Kitty Hawk`s 1:32 scale Mirage 2000C. For me the best Kit KH produced until now! Add some Eduard PE´s, Löök Panel and Berna Decals for the squadron markings.
    91 points
  4. This time a plane with propellers. The model, as usual, is made straight from the box. B-24 Hobby Boss in 1:32 scale, very weak model. And the idea of making plastic landing gear legs is an absolute mistake. It doesn't make sense to write any more because I have nothing good to write about this kit
    83 points
  5. Hiya Folks, As many of you will know I am an ex paratrooper and as such I have a long lasting love of the C-130 Hercules,.....especially the stretched Hercules C.3 from which 90 of us used to jump plus equipment, 45 from each side door. I have wanted to model the C.3 variant for a long time and I eventually bit the bullet by using the Italeri 1/72nd C-130H kit plus the resin fuselage inserts from Flightpath, to which I added the the new resin engine nacelles and propellers from Attack Model/Arma Hobby. Here is my WIP if anybody is interested, it also includes lots of ref
    78 points
  6. Couple of quick shots on the bench of the latest build. This is the Airfix 1/48 kit done as one of Flight Refuelling’s D3 Drones XN652 circa 1980-84. I used Pavla’s resin cockpit, Aires undercarriage, Wolfpack wing fold and Eduard seatbelts. Pitots are from Master, the engine covers and UDP were scratched. Decals are from the kit and Model Alliance both of which weren’t great - ‘bloody awful’ is a better description though this may be down to their age or way they were stored. Big thank you to Dave Swindell for coming up trumps with a photo of the Universal Drone Pack that replaced the Observe
    77 points
  7. There are planes that become classics, and there are kits that become classics as well. In this case the classic kit is of a the classic plane, the venerable Ford trimotor, an American product that drew so much from Fokker and Junkers ideas, design, and construction techniques that some even considered it blatant plagiarism. In any case, the trimotor soon became an ubiquitous sight in the American and foreign skies, and was popular with airliners and passengers alike. Many were produced, and they operated wide and long, as the existing flying examples can attest.
    77 points
  8. Hi everybody; here's my latest off the bench, after a lengthy build (what with COVID and lockdown and all? Incidentally, I got sick with it, albeit mildly, in mid march). Here's a summary of this project: KIT: Sword LIGHTNING T4/T5 AIRFRAME: EE Lightning T4, XM992, based at RAF Wattisham in the early 1960s MARKINGS: mostly kit decals, which are very thin and fragile. In fact, the yellow fin bands lost some fragments after I had applied and gloss coated them. Attempts to fix them with paint failed miserably, and I had to repaint the whole fin and rudder. Fellow BMers
    76 points
  9. My first topic here: P-38 tamiya 1/48 Belts, Rivets HGW Decals - Exito
    75 points
  10. ICM kit with some improvements to the engine. Decals are exceptionally thin but also very brittle. Nanond.
    75 points
  11. Hi mates, This is my latest finished model. The Airfix kit is amazing and quite easy build out of box. The rigging ,of course is the most work and you need calm hands and good eyes. All that I not have anymore. But with a lot of patience everything it was done one day. The cables for the rudder are from Uschi van der Rosten. The rigging on the wings with PRYM Strickelastic. The second one is on the workbench. This one here is the restored version from 2018 based at Old Warden Aerodrome. So that’s why the figurine is not typical British. Sorry ! Enough waffling, please enjoy
    75 points
  12. This was my build for the Britmodeller, 2020, Battle of Britain Group Build. The Hurricane is from the Airfix 1/48, Ready for Battle Gift Set. The only things I added extra were the motor - to run the prop, the aerial wire and the pilot figure which is, I think, from the Airfix Seafire kit. I thoroughly enjoyed the build even though the kit has to be carefully assembled due to some tight tolerances. This Gift Set was a birthday present from a colleague at work a few years ago - so I would like to say a big thank you for the very thoughtful gift. Kit: Airfix 1/48 Ready F
    74 points
  13. Hi Everyone, Hope you don`t mind me sharing some pic`s of my latest attempt at a `fat faced spad` Built from Revell`s reissue of Matchbox`s 1/48 A-1E kit Every time I build one of these I try to bring it up to something a bit nearer the real thing but always see afterwards all the bits I missed...... ....so hopefully this ones a little bit nearer than the last. Improvements this time include: Tamiya main undercarriage, arrestor hook, main wheels and air force type tailwheel engine and cowl. Monogram propeller, all from some recently `culled` ki
    71 points
  14. I'm not sure why but the AEW version of the Gannet has always been one of my favourite aicraft and I was very pleased when Sword came up with the first injection moulded version of the AEW3 in 1/72. gann4 This version of the kit came with a resin radar operators bay which was a very nice addition although makes avoiding tail sitting very tricky - mine is stuffed full of ball bearings and there is even tungsten putty in the spinner and it only just remains on its wheels. gann2 by pat cauthery, on Flickr The fit of the kit is relativey good for a
    70 points
  15. Hello everybody. My latest model, a Fujimi F-86 Sabre in Argentinian colors. A good kit, a little personal job, and Armycast decal sheet.
    70 points
  16. A sort of "Ready for inspection." Wife's away for the week and I was being nagged about dusting the library/model room.IT suite/den. A few years ago I had reduced the Phantoms on "display" from about 150 to about 100, with the remainder going into plastic, lidded boxes in the loft - all cocooned in lots of shredded paper (about 15 per box). But it's time for a change of display (and a clean up). So, first job was to get the boxes down and unloaded onto the spare bed (looks like my own AMARG). Then it's choose which are going on display and which are going back up the lo
    69 points
  17. amp 1/48 bristol sycamore ,built as part of the helcopter gb, Cheers Glynn
    68 points
  18. This mostly went together very nicely – the exception being the bomb bay doors which are a rotten fit if you leave them closed and have no method of location at all if you want them open – hence a slightly bodgy 1/2 and 1/2 approach. Still haven’t got dipping transparencies sorted, not helped by getting overspray inside the turrets. <<sigh>>. Still – it looks OK from a normal distance. Eduard zoom in the cockpit, Vallejo and Tamiya paints, Alclad varnishes Hope you enjoy!
    67 points
  19. Hi folks, this is the latest Arma Hobby kit build OOB with few add-ons: - brass tubing for outer gun barrels - newly moulded canopy hood - resin exhausts from Quickboost - riveted Painted with Real Colors and Gunze Aqeous paints. Decals from the box depicting the 274.sq machine from Egypt, 1942. Overall, a gorgeous kit, I love especially the subtle yet nicely visible wing surface improvement compared to the previous C wing. Cheers Libor
    67 points
  20. 1/72 Airfix EE Lightning F.6, XR761, 56 Squadron, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, 1975 Flown by Wing Commander A L Blakely. The Airfix Lightning and indeed the Lightning itself need no introduction. Here is my representation using Tamiya paints and decals by Xtradecal. A Flory dark grey wash was used to highlight the panel lines and you can imagine that a Wing Commanders aircraft would be kept pristine! I have added etch ejector handles and also the twin whip aerials using sprue. With so many lovely schemes available for the Lightning you coul
    65 points
  21. Afternoon all, Thought I'd share build 19 for the year, fresh off the bench and a return to my Battle of Britain theme. Started 5 years ago, but quickly put back in the box for some reason. Quite a fiddly build in places and another harsh reminder that my glazing work has much room for improvement... The cockpit had some help from Eduard's interior zoom PE, and the main markings come from an Xtradecal sheet. Finished as ever using Hataka Orange Line paints. 6W7A5591 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 6W7A5592 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 6W7A5593 by
    63 points
  22. This is the 5th time I have tried to post this topic so fingers crossed. This is Canberra B2, WK121 of A&AEE, B Flight. The colour scheme was what attracted me to this airframe as I had not come across it before. WK121 was delivered to Bolton and Paul at Defford to be converted for Window dropping trials but after only a few sorties it suffered a major crash and was withdrawn for repairs. After re-entry into service it was issued to RAE and then to A&AEE where it stayed for 13 years undertaking many and varied trials. Later in it's life it wore an even more unusual scheme
    62 points
  23. Hi guys. Want to show you my second Viggen. Early this year I built the Sk 37 from the Special Hobby Duo Pack, now the AJ 37 followed. Some extras were a pilot from PJ Production, pitot tubes from Master and the m/70 rocket pods from Maestro. I used the nice vinyl masks from DN Models for the paint scheme.
    62 points
  24. Hi, here goes another bird in 1/72. This time the beautiful Mosquito. Not the best kit from Tamiya, in particular the fit at the back of the engines with the wings and the connection between wings and fuselage, but at the end it looks OK. I've spent sometime with the paint job and trying to do some subtle weathering. At the end I've enjoined the built so much that decided to get the amazing 1/32 scale version from Tamiya that I'm planning to build in the near future.
    61 points
  25. Last years Christmas present finished! 1/48 Eduard Hawker Tempest of No. 3 Sqn RAF flown by Sqn Ldr Charles H. Macfie, late 1947, Germany. Thanks for looking
    60 points
  26. I wasn't really sure where to post this - I hope it's in the right place. This is the Airfix 1:76 Airfield Control Tower which first appeared in 1959. I had wanted one for a while, as I thought it would look good in the 1:72 / 1:76 cabinet with my planes and military vehicles. They are hard to find but I got one second hand a couple of years ago, I saw another build (here I think) that recommended a photo etch set from Flightpath and a neat set of posters, notices etc from Sankey. I used both of those. The p.e. set replaces all the windows, doors and the ladder up to th
    60 points
  27. Hello all. This is the excellent little 1/72 Revell Bf 109F-2 (originally from Zvezda). Finished in the markings of the Gruppenkommandeur of II/JG 53 on the Channel Front in 1941. It's the scheme given in the kit, but I used decals from an Xtradecal set. It made for a nice, quick build and it was good to do something other than an Emil or Gustav! It also come with a nice pilot figure, which I wish I'd put in now.
    59 points
  28. Hi all, Ordinarily I'm a figure painter/armour modeller but had a lockdown urge to build an aircraft; bit of a cliche I know but I chose the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire. Just wanted something quick and with nothing additional required, just something out of my comfort zone and to use skills that I don't normally use. Must admit I really enjoyed this, reminded me of the time I used to buy these decades ago with my pocket money and build them on a rainy afternoon. Pleased to say my modelling has improved somewhat since the last time I built one of these ! Got a real i
    59 points
  29. Hello everyone, here's my finished B-17F "Memphis Belle" in 1/72 by Revell: This is a great value model kit and the detail is impressive OOB. I did scratch build some oxygen tanks for the upper turret and ammo boxes/consoles for the bombardiers/navigators section and added cables to the landing gear but other than that, built as is. As ever, I try and learn new things each time I tackle a new kit and this one was no different! Some of the main fit issues with this kit are the perspex nose and clear parts for the side walls in the bombardier/navigator compartment and th
    59 points
  30. 1/72 Airfix Bird Dog. Plain and simple build. Enjoy!
    58 points
  31. Hi mates, We don't need no stinkin' Skyraiders! We got Maulers! What kind of a wussy nickname is Skyraider anyway? Now, Mauler - that's a nickname! Ah, if only life were as simple as a nickname. Some background: It seems I never learn my lesson - here I go with another CMR resin kit. This time it's the Martin AM-1 Mauler, one of the more obscure beasts from the immediate post-war period. And she was a beast! She still holds the unofficial record for the heaviest ordnance load ever carried by a single piston engine aircraft, over 4,800 kg. I find the Mauler an intri
    58 points
  32. Hi all, Done a while ago this is my IL-20 Coot. An Amonster, the wings and fuselage come in fibreglass with the rest in plastic. The parts all need cleaning up before assembly with drilling, cutting and sanding required on the fibreglass parts. Thereafter fit, fill and sand are the order of the day. The model is from the box other than the Little Lenses used for landing lights and Kristal Klear cabin windows. The U/C is drilled and reinforced with brass rod as there is a considerable amount of lead in the front end. More recently I had another go at the paint finish. These
    58 points
  33. Hi dear colleagues! Letme repreent you another my buil. This time is old and poor KP kit. Sratch build: overall rivettlines, cocpit, wheel bays, hatches out of self agdesive foil, antennas scopes and dischargers. The pilot and armament is from Zvezda's Yak-130 and KH's Su-35.
    55 points
  34. Yet another example of Airfix's fine new 1.72 Buccaneer, OOB apart from some stretched sprue hydraulic cabling added to the undercarriage, tape seatbelts and ejector handles from wire. I kept her nice and clean, ready for service aboard HMS Eagle, June 1971 (so still an S2). I had got the kit as a quick mojo-restoring build at the start of the Covid lockdown - simple to build, simple to paint, right? So of course it took five months. One issue was I'd almost got painting done when some kind soul on BM pointed out that Airfix had included all the
    55 points
  35. This is the fairly ancient Revell (ex-Matchbox) 1/72 DHC-6 Twin Otter in the colorful livery of the now-defunct Manx Airlines, which operated this aircraft -- leased from the UK's Loganair -- between 1983 and 1985. It operated from the Isle of Man Airport...formerly RNAS Ronaldsway, which had been home to a number of Barracuda torpedo-bomber training squadrons during the war. Changes to the kit were relatively minor, adding seat shapes to the completely-blank cabin, reinforcing and adding brake detail to the spindly main landing gear (and a landing light to the nose ge
    54 points
  36. #5 and last of Bf109's I finished during the summer. This is an Eduard Bf109G-10 WNF/Diana profile pack. Unused decals from this kit was also used on another Hasegawa Bf109G-10 that I posted here earlier. Nanond
    54 points
  37. Hi. This is an old one back on 2013 and it is the last 1/48 kit I did ( I'm just starting a new project in 1/48th, and I'm been having lots of fun ) I usually prefer to build WWII subjects; planes and warships. But any now and then I do something different to my comfort zone and that has a bit of an interest for been "different" . The Saab 35 Draken was a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The distinctive design incoporate a "double-delta" configuration, with one delta wing within another large delta. The inner wing has an 80° angle for high
    54 points
  38. Here some pictures of my new built Eduard Spitfire Mk.I. Add Brassin wheels and exhaust, the rest is OOB
    53 points
  39. Hello all I finished this one yesterday, Eduard's FW-190 A4 shown as one flown by Siegfried 'Wumm' Schnell in Jan 1943. I was pleased with how this one went together and with the amount of surface detail, quite a big difference after my last two builds (Airfix Hurricane and Tamiya Spitfire Mk1s). I added more detail into the engine but this is covered up by the 'fan' behind the propeller- I know its there... This is largely painted using MRP paints which spray very well, I'm a definite convert, and certainly made the mottling easier. I also got a lot of silvering on the
    53 points
  40. I have been goaded, yes goaded to finish this model which I admit was begun back in January. In protest I have to say January to now is, for me, outstanding speed but as it seems to be causing a bottleneck I ran ahead with some photographs for your ahem, amusement. There is a WInmP over the page at but enough of my tardiness, here a few pictures of the finished Belvedere I admit that even after all it took to get here I still like the elderly model, I hope you do too. I couldn
    53 points
  41. The Supermarine Spitfire requires no introduction. In my opinion, together with the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Mitsubishi A6M "Zero", is probably the most famous and recognisable plane of WW2, and certainly the most beloved one. I'm presenting the Mk. IXe variant. The Kit from Eduard is fantastic with great fit and detail for the scale probably one of the best I've done and I totally recommend it!. As you can see in some photos the canopy is broken on the starboard but I have already contacted Eduard and they've organised a replacement which is on its way. I'll take that opportu
    53 points
  42. Afternoon all, Number 20 for the year done and dusted, the rather lovely Ju88A-1 by Revell. Been waiting a long time for a Battle of Britain variant in 1/72, but it was worth the wait, a great little kit, if a bit tricky in a couple of areas. Built completely from the box save for some Eduard Seat belts and a handful of markings from Xtradecal, and finished as ever using Hataka Orange Line Lacquers. This build completes by BoB collection for now- I can't face building an Airfix Blenheim, and the wait continues for an early He111H variant that can be done from the box- s
    52 points
  43. Hi everyone. This is my first 1/72 Arma Hobby Hurricane. I was keen to have a go at an all-black night-fighter and chose to do an aircraft from Exeter-based No. 247 Squadron using the new Xtradecal sheet. It's a lovely little kit and went together with no problems - I just added some resin exhausts and brass 20mm cannon. I used various shades of grey and black to try and give a worn, scale appearance and pigments for weathering. I'll certainly be doing another one of these, probably the forthcoming Mk IIB 'Hurribomber'.
    52 points
  44. I sort of need to be careful here incase I get myself banned....... Basically the model is pretty rubbish if you want to build a Somali Blackhawk out of the box........though Kitty Hawk would believe you can going by the box artwork and decals! But nah!!! You need to do quite a lot of research and some modification work plus add some extra bits to get even half way there......plus you need to get the correct decals. But the real issues are with the model, instructions, avoid for the most part, fit is so so in places, locating pins and holes are just plain missing, inje
    52 points
  45. Built oob except for Eduard belts, lovely kit but a bit of filling required if you close up the cannon panels, but that might have been my mistake Thanks for looking
    52 points
  46. This beasty was advancing well on the bench despite trying to build a two seat Harrier( WIP ) and then I had a conundrum as to the scheme . I wasn't convinced by the Roden decals and so I came to a holt. Whilst checking the 26 decals sight low and behold a new Carvair sheet for Plain Jane a visitor to m local airfield at Manston. . Decision made , order placed and four days later decals in the post! Meantime the paint had come out and we were flying. I took a bit of time messing with silver paint ( Humbrol ) and enjoyed a pretty trouble free build.
    52 points
  47. Good morning everybody... this is my second of two builds from the Mediterranean 3 group build. It is the 1/48 Hasegawa Macchi C.202 in the markings of the 153* Gruppo Commanders aircraft. https://it.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/54º_Stormo Please feel free to ask questions, post comments, or visit my build thread. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235079340-a-macchi-for-me-dogfight-duo-1/ Dennis
    50 points
  48. Hi all. The Trumpeter 1/48 Wyvern kit is probably my new favorite kit I've built. The fit and details are excellent and the aircraft is just so cool to look at. Several aftermarket sets were used like a resin cockpit, wheelx, wingfold mechanism and control surfaces. To be fair, all these goodies aren't really neccesary but I just liked to add the extra details. Mr Hobby acrylics were airbrushed over Alclad black primer. Weathering was done by making a wash from Abteilung 502 oilpaint and white spirit. The chipping was brush painted with dark metal paint.
    50 points
  49. Good day, dears! It's my next and last model from Azur.
    50 points
  50. Yes, another one!. This is the second of my triple build of the revell 1/48 Tornado. Two ADVs and a GR4. I went for a clean finish this time. Aftermarket used comprised eduard Steel seatbelts, which are far easier to use than their earlier sets, being more malleable, and the printing seeming less prone to flaking off. The FOD covers were made from glue soaked tissue formed over kitchen foil with RBF flags from an old verlinden sheet. Pitot tube came from Master Models, and the decals again from Xtradecal Tornado F3, Part 1. A great sheet. I almost plumped for th
    50 points
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