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  1. 78 points
    My latest finished build is the Hasegawa 1/48 Royal Navy Sea King for a group build. Used: Eduard interior/exterior set UMP Primer MRP and Tamiya paints UMP and Tamiya washes Uschi van der Rosten rigging wire Thanks for looking
  2. 73 points
    I think this may be my first completed aircraft of 2019! 1/48th Grumman Avenger from Hobby Boss and markings courtesy of Montex Masks
  3. 71 points
    A long time in the making but now finally finished, this is the 1/48 Kinetic FA.2 Sea Harrier. It’s depicted in 801 NAS markings as seen at RAF Waddington circa 2001, hence the ACMI weapons fit. The only added extras are the access ladder, ACMI pod, scratch AIM-9 acquisition/ballast rounds, intake blanks and home made decals for pilots/ground crew names. Paints were in the main from MRP. Andrew
  4. 69 points
    Hi everyone, This is John-the-lazy-modeler, a frequent travelling financial consultant from Chicago and who from time to time remembers he has a forgotten hobby of building aircraft kits. Below for your all-welcome comments is my latest work after a long time, an F-4J Phantom of my favorite squadron, the Jolly Rogers, in 1:32nd scale. Hope you enjoy how it all looks. John
  5. 68 points
    Good evening to all! I'm glad to present my last work, the F-14 A Bu.No. 160390 that killed a Sukhoi-22 during the Gulf of Sidra incident of 1981. Tamiya kit with Aires cockpit (the best cockpit I've ever used as quality of details, the worst as difficulty to put it inside the fuselage) and exhausts, Brassin wheels, Kokopelli ladder, and Furball decals. Finished with Gunze and Alclad paints. Hope you enjoy.... cheers! Valerio from Rome, Italy. Tomcat END 10 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 1 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 18 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 17 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 16 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 15 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 14 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 13 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 12 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 11 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 8 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 7 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 6 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 4 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 3 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 2 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 5 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 20 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 21 by Valerio, su Flickr Tomcat END 19 by Valerio, su Flickr
  6. 67 points
    My build of the Eduard Tempest Series II. I built this as review build for The Modelling News . I added the BarracudaCast Resin Seat, Resin Spinner, Late Typhoon Wheels and pilot. I also used masks for the codes Here it is next to the Hasegawa Typhoon . I was surprised how much larger the Tempest was There are more photos and full write up at my blog
  7. 66 points
    Finally got around to writing this up. This particular aircraft was operated by 1771 Squadron Fleet Air Arm (FAA) from HMS Implacable in 1944. It was lost during an attack on the Rorvik port in Norway on the 26 October 1944. The pilot Sub Lt R.M Shaw (RNZN) and his observer Sub Lt G.M. Smith were killed during the attack. Full details with more photos at my blog but here's a couple of photos
  8. 66 points
    Hi, everybody! It's my next model from excellent "Hasegawa". I used two etched set (interior+exterior) from "Eduard" and "Miniworld's" gun barrels.
  9. 65 points
    Here is my first posting of one of my models. It took about 4 months to completion,, most of that was spent on the spots. The viewing cupola in place of the dorsal turret was cut of from the top of a spare Hasegawa B-24 turret. Enjoy the pictures. Regards Toby
  10. 63 points
    Archibald Nigel Weir joined 145 sqn at RAF Tangmere on 12th May 1940 as a Pilot Officer. It seems that he did not use his first name and was referred to as Nigel - so I am doing the same. On 1st June, one day before his twenty-first birthday, he claimed one Bf110 confirmed and one Bf109 ‘possible’ over Dunkirk. On July 18th 1940, he shared a He111 and on 22nd, he shared a Do17. He signalled a motor boat to rescue the crew of the Dornier. On August 8th 1940 a battle took place over convoy Peewit off the Isle of Wight. Peewit was 20 merchant ships with 9 escorts sailing from the Medway to Swanage in Dorset. 145 squadron was heavily involved and Nigel Weir claimed three that day: two Bf109s and a Ju87. Of these, however, only the second Bf109 had been witnessed, and so his tally was one ‘confirmed’ and two ‘unconfirmed’. For this fine work – and his earlier victories over Dunkirk – Nigel Weir was awarded the DFC, although he was to never know of the award. After a period of recuperation at Drem and then Dyce in 13 Group the squadron returned to Tangmere on 9th October. On 7th November 1940 eleven Hurricanes were over the Isle of Wight when they found themselves being shadowed by approximately fifty Bf 109s. In the words of the squadron's ORB the 109s “picked off” B flight planes. The result was not as bad as it might have been with 3 pilots slightly injured and 2 uninjured – including P.O. Weir who was flying Hurricane Mk I serial no. P2720. However Nigel Weir did not return to the squadron and three days later the military authorities on the Isle of Wight advised 145 squadron that they had been mistaken and that in fact he was missing. Apparently the confusion had arisen because another pilot had been carrying a piece of armour plating with his name on (I found this strange but it is in the squadron records). They also reported that one of the squadron's planes had been seen crashing into the sea and sinking immediately. This was P2720. News of his promotion to Flying Officer came through ten days after his death Flying Officer Nigel Weir, DFC is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial and on the Battle of Britain London Monument. Six months later, on 30th April 1940, Nigel's father, Wing Commander Archibald Graham Weir, was on board SS Nerissa sailing from Halifax when it was believed that she had reached safe waters off the coast of Ireland. U552 fired one torpedo followed by two more and Nerissa sank quickly - taking with her 83 Canadian servicemen, virtually an entire graduating class of RAF British Commonwealth Air Training Program pilots, 3 pilots of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, 11 American ferry pilots and 43 members of auxiliary organizations artillerymen, civilians and crew. Wing Commander Archibald Weir's grave is in Kilcommon Erris, County Mayo. Nigel Weir's younger brother, Adrian John Weir, (he too used his second name) was an officer in the Scots Guards and had been awarded the MC in April 1943 when in North Africa. His Commanding Officer’s comments included: “The outstanding officer of the Battalion is John Weir”. On 28th February 1944 at Anzio his battalion had just been moved to a rest area to await being shipped away and re-organized. As a long-serving officer, he qualified for return to England, and an eagerly-awaited marriage. Two stray shells hit nearby trees and John Weir died instantly. Major John Weir MC is buried in the Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio. The Times of April 26th 1944 carried this announcement: “A service will be held at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Shaftesbury, at 1215 on Monday, May 1st, in memory of Major John Weir, MC, Scots Guards, recently killed in action, and of his father, Wing Commander A.G. Weir RAF, lost at sea on active service in April 1941, and of his elder brother, F/O Nigel Weir DFC, RAFVR, killed in action, November 1940.” I find myself thinking about Mary Weir, wife and mother. When I started this build I knew of Nigel Weir – but only his name and that he was a Hurricane pilot. I had no idea of the story of the Weir family. I always do some research to understand more about the plane I intend to build and of the pilot - using such resources as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Operations Record Books of RAF squadrons held by the National Archives. I'm sorry if this is rather wordy but, having stumbled across their story, I wanted to tell it. F.O. Nigel Weir's Hurricane was a Mk I, serial no. P2720, built by Gloster Aircraft Co and had a 3 blade Rotol prop and a Merlin III. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find the individual code letter of his plane so I have left that blank – at least for now. This is the 1/72 Arma Hobby Expert Set Hurricane Mk I which comes with some nice p.e. and canopy masks. I enjoyed the build which was free of any problems worth mentioning. It's a great kit with plenty of good detail and options – even without the p.e. - and (although I'm no Hurricane expert) I'd happily recommend it. P2720 probably had the full height type of fin flash but I found the kit decal for that was slightly oversized so I used the rectangular type instead. The kit comes with a lot of decal choices and two sets of stencils. The code letters and serial no. came from xtradecal and aviaeology sets. Paints are acrylics: ultimate grey primer and xtracylix and tamiya for the camouflage. Pastels for the exhaust and gun stains and a little bit of silver pencil for weathering the walkway area and some panels – probably a bit subtle for the pics. all the best Mark
  11. 63 points
    Thanks to those of you who followed my WIP, although small in content, helped me with some inspiration to see this through. I was satisfied with the end result and there is much for me to ponder that I will try and improve on for my next build. Overcoming some challenges in the end made it a success for me. I am glad to share with you. Hasegawa F-4 long nose but some modification needed. Eduard cockpit photoetch set and TrueDetails seats. Most of the rest came from the normal parts included. Paint was a combination of Tamiya and Vallejo, most lightened slightly. Revell paints are not available here in Canada, that would have provided better matches. This is the inspiration for me project, the original photographer was kind to send me an original image for me to use here, thank you Mr Friedrich Becker. Thank you for viewing and appreciate any and all comments. Craig
  12. 62 points
    This is my rendition of a 1940 Tiger Moth from the RAF Flight Training School. It's the 1/72 Airfix kit plus the Eduard PE set and some additional bits from the Eduard PE "stretchers and control horns" set. The build was started in August 2015 as my entry to the "Tiger Moth STGB". As usual, I didn't manage to finish it in the GB's time frame and could only resume the build this year. This time, it was finished. Some notable points of the build: Extra detail from Eduard's Tiger Moth PE set Extra control horns and stretchers (underside of the tail plane and inter-wing rigging stretchers from the Eduard PE "stretchers and control horns" set) EZ-line for rigging and control cables Control mechanism and cables for the ailerons added (underside of the fuselage, behind the landing gear) Rudder deflected to the left, as usual in TMoths on the ground Alclad Grey Primer Paints from Gunze Aquos Light weathering using dry brushing of lighter tones on wing ribs and Vallejo acrylic brown wash overall Alclad Flat coat The WIP thread is here. Here are the pictures: 1. General views IMAG6375 IMAG6376 IMAG6377 IMAG6378 IMAG6379 IMAG6386 IMAG6380 IMAG6381 IMAG6383 IMAG6382 IMAG6384 IMAG6385 IMAG6387 2. Rigging and control cable details IMAG6389 IMAG6390 IMAG6395 IMAG6396 IMAG6391 IMAG6392 IMAG6398 3. Cockpit details IMAG6393 IMAG6394 4. Aileron control mechanism and actuators IMAG6397 IMAG6401 5. Landing gear details IMAG6399 IMAG6400 6. Family picture Here we can see a Spitfire Mk. I, the Tiger Moth and a Defiant, all from 1940. IMAG6402 Thank you for looking. All feedback is very welcome. Cheers Jaime
  13. 62 points
    Hi all. I recently finished AMK's fantastic MiG-31 kit. The detail and fit is incredible but I also used the Eduard pe set for extra details in the cockpit and inside the engines. The landing gear was detailed with 0,2mm brass rod to simulate hydraulic piping. As usual, I painted the model with Gunze Aqueous paints over a black primer from Alclad. Weathering was done with Abteilung oil paint and Tamiya panel liner. Thank you for watching. René.
  14. 60 points
    Hi Everyone, Here`s another one of my `leaps of faith` from my Far East collection My attempt at Airfix`s 1/48 Blenheim Fighter kit I originally intended to do a bomber version, but recalled reading that 27 Squadron used a few at the beginning of the conflict, so I started digging........ ...bought a few books but found very little ( apparently the Squadron didn`t last too long and seems to have been amalgamated into other Squadrons) Found a couple of old threads on this site but most of the pictures are gone. Also the more I looked at what photo`s I could see it became apparent that not all of the ...... ......aircraft were configured as fighters. So I configured the model as a `might have looked like` aircraft that set out on one of the first sorties which is described as a bombing and strafing mission. Markings are nearly all from the stash, and I tried to recreate the upper wing roundels as modified A1 type which were converted from four circles Y, B, W and R. To a smaller Blue and Red as seen in many photo`s of the time though I couldn`t find any in theatre above wing shots to prove it.. Anyway, hope you enjoy the pic`s, thanks for looking Cheers Russ
  15. 58 points
    Here we go folks, one more done and my first commission build for 25 years Some of you will have seen my first conversion of this great little kit, I enjoyed it and went to town on the detailing, this one was a bit more gentle. This one is for a paying customer so I hope he likes it. This ain't no Diecast. With the first build I did. Enjoy the pictures and thanks for the support- comments and likes throughout the build. For those who haven't yet been bored to death with this build here is the link to the build:- Dan
  16. 57 points
    Hi Folks, I was reluctant to start this Mig-21 in Indian air force color as there are many MigNazi here but a good friend name Ratish who is also a member here will always help me out and encourage me and finally able to build this kit. It is an Academy kit labeled as Mig-21MF which actually is a Bis. There are two aircraft with a yellow and black stripe on the tail, one is the Oorial and the other the Lancer, since I don't have the decals for it has omitted it, however making the Oorial will be easy to design so in future, once I get my decal paper will print and apply it. Here are some shots I took yesterday, hope you like it and thank you for watching. Cheers
  17. 57 points
    Hi all, here's another project I finished recently for July's issue of Airfix Model World, this time a big lump of Soviet heavy metal in the form of the 1/48th Bobcat Yak-28P Firebar, a fantastic looking aircraft that seemed to be supersonic just sitting on the ground. Considering it's Bobcat's first kit in this scale I think they did a great job on the old beast. Being a huge fan of Soviet Cold War aircraft I never thought we'd see a 1/48th IM Firebar, let alone two, as Hobby Boss have just released theirs, contrary to some reports it's a completely different kit. Bobcat, we need more quarter-scale Soviet heavies, how about a Fiddler to go with it! Primed with Stynylrez Gloss Black (polished within an inch of its life) and finished using my favourite MRP metallic lacquers, AK Xtreme Metal enamels, AKAN acrylics, AK filters and weathered using Abteilung oils and AMMO MIG pastels. Final finish protective layer applied courtesy of AK Intermediate Gauzy Agent... Great fun...in fact I've got another one to build at some point, either as the short-nosed earlier version or maybe, if I'm feeling in a particularly masochistic mood, a conversion to the outrageously hopeless but interesting Yak-28-64 version. Thanks for looking Melchie
  18. 57 points
    Mach 2 1/72 with homemade decals otherwise straight from the box Steve
  19. 56 points
    Last year I had a business trip to Japan. After office hours I paid numerous visits to Akihabara, the hobby capital of Tokyo. I felt like a mosquito flying over a nude camp and flew low especially on large scale Tamiyas, many details and decal sets a modeleler probably would not find anywhere else than Japan. If you are a modeling hobbyist and aviation fan, Akihabara is the place you may wish to be buried when you're dead Here is the first model of that shopping spree off my workbench, a Tamiya F-4EJ Kai in 32nd scale, wearing a great scheme (decals of which however are quite un-Japanese and come from Zotz). I added a PE cockpit set and had some riveting with a riveting tool. Decals were fun to apply, but stencils are another story. Ahh, I missed Russian aircraft with only red stars and a number on the nose I still have a few more Japanese big birds on the bench, awaiting take off sometime soon. I liked how this Phantom turned out and I hope you like it, too. Any comments more than welcome, as always. Cheers Speedy
  20. 55 points
    Hi folk's, I love the Lightning but have to watch as other's turn out excellent examples here as I just don't like doing silver finishes,so when the Sharkmouth GB came along I grabbed Airfix's beautiful kit to do one of the last schemes they wore at the end of their careers.It is a great kit to build with no vices and the decal's are superb I was lucky enough to pick up a dark green schemed boxing for a tenner for a future build.Many thanks for looking in.
  21. 53 points
    Hello, I would like to present my 1/72 SA.330 Puma in Bristow’s livery. Based around Sumburgh, Shetland & Dyce, Aberdeen circa 1979. Airfix kit with Whirlybirds resin conversion for the radar and sponsons. Decals were a mix from my spares. Certainly not my best effort but I am pleased with it. Thanks for looking Aaron
  22. 52 points
    Dear fellow modellers, I think it's time for some more british flevor, Some time ago I happened to visit the site of Large Scale Planes. There I discovered Glenn R's WIP building from scratch, his Short 184 in 1/32. Later I also saw his model, here on Britmodeller. I was very impressed by his work, so I found inpsiration trying to build this model but in my scale: 1/48. It was quite a challenge for my building skills, but in the end I had learned a lot. Particulary in making the wings as in Harry Woodman's book. And of course that rigging...a steady hand and patience and a lot more patience... I used stretched sprue, because until then, I had hardly any experience in working with nylon, fishing line. I build this model several years ago but I still regards this model as one of my better scratch efforts. I hope you enjoy the photographs ! With kind regards, JohnHaa Unfortunatly I have only a few photographs of the build. Here is one halfway .
  23. 51 points
    Hi, Here is my Italeri Blackbird Original panel lines are raised. So i do at first a sanding on all the plane and the panel lines were engraved I use Tamiya & Gunze Acrylics for painting Wheathering was done with pastel and oil. [
  24. 51 points
    A smashing little quick build, the hobbyboss mi-17 kit in 1/72 built in the 80s front line asia gb, It represents an afghan mi-17 from the soviet conflict, built oob exept for some old pe seatbelts from the spares box, btw, windscreen wipers to be painted when i get my new spectacles Cheers
  25. 49 points
    This is my recently completed Fairey Seafox , L4526, 702 Sqn, FAA, HMS Asturias, 1942 Life started by using the dated Matchbox kit and was updated some what to include more detail: Cockpit deck added and seating positions corrected. The observers pit was updated with black boxes, MG replaced with Miniworld option and mounted on a corrected mount. Moulded-on landing lights removed and scratch clear options fitted. Oil cooler replaced by scratch option. Engine intakes hollowed out and scratch engines added. Moulded-on exhausts removed and scratch options fitted. Moulded-on venturi removed and resin option fitted. Control horns and lines added to float rudders. Flaps removed and fitted for 'landing'. Colourcoats enamel paints used externally and painted in the 'Shadow Scheme'. Some kit decals were used but roundels and codes were Xtradecal. Rigging was Uschi line. All mounted on a sea base depicting 'touch-down'! Work in Progress here: Thanks for looking. Comments and critique welcome. Stuart
  26. 49 points
    Here is my first completion for the FROG GB, a Modelcraft boxing of the original kit. I sanded off the raised detail and scribed the main panel lines, then continued the upgrade with a resin interior, a couple of RN 2inch rocket launchers and wheel set, a pair of Master pitots for the Sea Vixen and replaced the kit refuelling probe with a length of Albion Alloys tubing and a tip from a Master Buccaneer set. The underside was painted with Halfords Appliance White and the top colour was brush painted using Humbrol 123 EDSG. The decals and stencil data are a combination of the kit and a sheet from a Revell boxing of the Frog kit. I hope you like my attempt to improve this old kit. de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 Royal Navy, 890 Squadron, XJ607:701-VL by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  27. 49 points
    Hello! Here are some pics of model that was built last year, but was waiting for the right moment to come out. This is the well known Special Hobby kit, with Vallejo Model Air Vallejo e Mission Models paints. I want to leave a warm Thank You to a fellow Portuguese modeller - Paulo Lopes, for the inspiration provided by his work on this kit, which got me through - Obrigado! Here is a link for the detailed construction and painting process of the Buckeye. https://imodeler.com/2019/08/greek-master-special-hobbys-1-32-t-2-buckeye/
  28. 49 points
    Martlet complete, this was a lovely little kit with plenty of detail, no real fit issues and brilliant decals, it was really good as a Mojo booster and something different from my usual subjects. Airfix 1/72 Grumman Martlet Mk IV Tamiya XF 77 (EDSG), XF 73 (DSG), Mr Color 26 (Sky) Uschi Fine rigging thread for aerials Weathering with oils.
  29. 49 points
    Hi everybody Here´s another Mig-29 and the ambition from my part was to depict a rather weathered individual. For that part I used the Gunze range of colours, H305, 308, 320 and 325 and I added matt white and flesh (H44) to different degrees for the post shading process. I also experimented using oil on some panels to fade them even more. The exhaust were painted with Alclads "Exhaust", "Pale Burnt Metal" and "Transparent Blue". I also used Model Masters "Exhaust" for the inner parts of the exhaust. Apart from that an artist silver pencil from Derwent was applied here and there, to simulate chipped paint. The leaks are all from AK´s Streaking Grime, which in my opinon works very well on flat surfaces. The "office chair" is from True Details and the Pilot climbing on Eduards ladder is from Aerobonus. I used some "artistic license" on this project, for instance the pilots dress should in reality be blue, but that made him look to much of a smurf in my eyes. I Also used the decals from Begemot sheet 48-012, under the devise, "if it looks cool it´s right". Finally for the construction of the base plate a I used a single sheet of Plasticard which I scribed and glued some grass randomly. Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the pics Cheers Göran
  30. 48 points
    Being a "McDonnell" myself, I have a different heart when it comes to McDonnell Douglas aircraft. I had started this with the Jolly Rogers Phantom and have just finished it. Some riveting with a riveter and PE cockpit sets are the extras. Thanks for looking and your comments. John
  31. 48 points
    Hi to all This post will not be anything special regarding model and quality of finishing. Simply i wanted to share with you my emotions. This was done in 3 days for my oldest modeller friend (80+) who wish to have Clostemann's Tempest for a long time but hi is not able to make any model for a years as his hands does not listen his eyes and hart anymore. As he was one who infected me with this hobby 50 years ago, i decided to make it asap for him. That was the story and you can not imagine how i was happy when i sow a old man happy as a child.....this is hobby which wakes kids in us forever. Sorry for bothering...but.... Model, Heller oldie, well known, decals from Revell boxing old almost the same, i had no time to chase fully historic correct decals...this was best what i can do in 3 days, lot of issues with colors, especially trying to not make mess with not fully dried colors (Humbrol enamels). Weathering done with pastels....and that is all. hope you like it. Best regards, and pictures at the end....
  32. 48 points
    Built oob, with the exception of Eduard seatbelts Mr surface 1500 primer, Hataka orange line paints, camo done free hand to save the hassle of white tac worms. Very enjoyable build, the fit is very good, plastics very soft though so you have to go easy with the sanding.Probably a bit too clean, but unless the models in a diorama on on a base I tend to leave them like this as they look better in the display cabinet imho.
  33. 47 points
    Hi everyone! Here is my Airfix Kate. What a fun build experience! Great fit and very nice details. I did add the Eduard PE set but it really wasn't needed. It was painted with MRP-128 "Silver" with a mix of kit and aftermarket decals. Thanks for looking!
  34. 46 points
    Here's a RAF twin seater in 1/48th scale. Nice kit, accurate overall shape but very very poor surface details. All the rivets on the wings and tail are handmade... Took modeler's liberty to keep the air brake deployed, which is something you do not see when Typhoon's parked but adds to the beauty of the aircraft on the ground I think... Thanks for looking and happy modeling... KillerMig
  35. 46 points
    Here's my Tamiya Corsair in my favourite scale. Kit is an absolute pleasure to build and took about three months with stop-and-go's. Planning to build another one, all in navy blue. Thanks in advance for your comments and critics. Cheers
  36. 45 points
    This is not a subject I would have chosen to build. However having been asked to build it I thourghly enjoyed the challenge and loved learning about this iconic, groundbreaking aircraft.
  37. 44 points
    Hello colleagues. Its me again. This time with the Vampire. A little history about the pilot: DH.100 Vampire Mk.I, TG/287, HF-L, Squadron Leader Frank J Howell DFC and Bar, No.54 Sqn RAF, based at Odiham, April 1948. In 1940, whilst with 609 (F) sqn, F/Lt Howell shot down several enemy’s aircraft, achieved the squadron’s 100th victory (a Ju 88 shared with P/O SJ Hill) and was awarded the DFC. In 1941 he formed and commanded 118 Sqn and also claimed its first victory, a He 111 on 8 July and was awarded a Bar to his DFC in November. In the winter of 1941-42, he commanded 243 Sqn at Kallang to defend Singapore and flying a Buffalo, he shot down a Ki-27/Type 97 fighter. Captured by the Japanese in February 1942 and released just after the Japanese surrender in August 1945. In January 1948, he took command of 54 Sqn at Odiham only to be killed on 9 May 1948 while making a cine film of the squadron’s Vampires, one of which struck him on the forehead with its wing tip.
  38. 44 points
    So here's my latest but probably one of my most memorable - my first build painted with an Airbrush. I've had an airbrush for a couple of years but never been brave enough to try it. So a couple of weekends ago, I decided to give it a lash. Practiced a few times on some old junk kits and took the plunge with this one. The build was for an RAF 100 GB over on the IPMS Ireland forum and the build thread is here but to recap: Kit: Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR3 kit A04055 Build: Out of box with tape for seatbelts Paints: Halfords primer, Revell Acrylics with an airbrush thinned with Tamiya X-20A; Klear, Flory Models Wash. Decals: From kit. For it's size, this is a super kit - lots of optional parts, lovely details, 2 decal schemes and a great fit overall. Airfix Harrier 1_72 GR3_Done (3) rs by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Airfix Harrier 1_72 GR3_Done (6) rs by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Airfix Harrier 1_72 GR3_Done (7) rs by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Airfix Harrier 1_72 GR3_Done (1) rs by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Airfix Harrier 1_72 GR3_Done (8) rs by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Paints used.. Airfix Harrier 1_72 GR3_Done (19) rs by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr With the other Harriers I've done - Spanish AV-8A (Esci) and Royal Navy Sea Harrier (Italeri) Airfix Harrier 1_72 GR3_Done (15) rs by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Airfix Harrier 1_72 GR3_Done (10) rs by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking and can't wait to use the airbrush again! Any questions, happy to help if I can. Happy Modelling. Dermot
  39. 43 points
    ... and not just hoard unbuilt kits, here are a couple of aircraft that I've completed recently. The TSR.2 Eagle was completed a couple of months back and is the Airfix kit with a load of resin bits and bobs and Model Alliance decals. This was the first time i used Hataka paints, and I have to be honest is saying that I'm not entirely happy with them and don't really give a smooth finish, but that could just be me. The B-17E is on the Hawaiian Air Deport scheme that was used shortly after Pearl Harbor for a a period on a select few aircraft and was completed last Sunday. Decals are a mix of Kora and Printscale. The Sperry remote turret conversion is from Kora, the engines and cowlings are by Quickboost. Masking the glazed nose was a right pain and one wonders why no one does a mask that includes the E nose!
  40. 43 points
    Latest off the bench is the Airfix 1/48 F6 Lightning in the markings of 11 Squadron, RAF Binbrook 1987. This is the last lightning I intend to do as the collection has now reached 9. Great kit. Plenty of markings and really the golden age of jets in my view. Hope you like. Please feel free to comment etc. Pic's of the collection at the end. Thanks for looking Dick
  41. 43 points
    I am like many of you a huge Phantom fan and have built a number of the years. This is from the Eduard Rockin Rhino kit that I have been meaning to build for a couple of years. I chose this scheme as I think it looks great and it is VF-92 'Silver Kings' from the USS Constellation in 1973 and is a J model Phantom. Its a great kits with no issues. Paints are mainly Mr Color with some Alclad and all the aftermarket came in the box.
  42. 42 points
    My completed Harvard, originally started as part of the Trainer GB earlier this year. Kit is the HK T-6 1/32nd scale, modified to reflect the RAF version: Max
  43. 41 points
    Hi, Here are the shots of the finished model. Build log can be found here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235048283-lvt-4-water-buffalo/ And some closeups: Thanks for watching, Kristjan
  44. 41 points
    Hi all, Just finished this for the Lockheed GB, have been working on it for the last 3 months or so. Wanted to do something different with the F-117a, so not only did I do the two-tone Grey Dragon (trust me, there are two shades of grey on the model!) but I also found this pic: so I decided to try to recreate the black lines/panels as well. Of course, I shouldn't be showing you this pic, as you can then just compare it to the model and see everything I did wrong! Anyhow, it's a Tamiya kit, so an enjoyable build! Used some Eduard PE for the cockpit/canopy and TwoBob decals for the Grey Dragon scheme. Also made a little 'Ladder Guard' that I saw in a couple of pics. Hope you like it, but please do send any constructive criticism my way, it's the best way to learn. And sorry for posting so many pics. Thanks! Kit: Tamiya F-117a Nighthawk Scale: 1:48 Paint & Weathering: Airbrushed with Mr. Paint, Weathered with Pastels. Extras: Eduard PE, TwoBobs Decals, little bits of scratch building Build Log: Here
  45. 40 points
    This is my 50th build which was a present from my wife. The academy kit is quite basic and does need some enhancing. I used Eduard PE and some scratch building and the pilot was from PJ Models. Painted with Vallejo. The base was designed for me by Coastal kit display bases. The full build can be followed on:
  46. 40 points
    Kinetic 1/48 EA-6B dressed up in VX-23 garb circa 1991-ish. You can dig around the in progress section to see the build in-progress...needless to say I am glad it's done and I'm ready for a beer. Cheers Collin
  47. 39 points
    Hi all, Number 8 for the year so far is the insectoid Fieseler Storch. Nice kit, the only let down being the transparencies which are not the best moulded clear parts I've ever used, and a pain to fair in to the fuselage. Paints are from Gunze for a change, as they had the correct RLM colours, but I've painted it up as a modern restored warbird. The painting guide from HobbyBoss was woefully inadequate, so I had to use a lot of online reference for the camo scheme, and that's where I got my inspiration to do a modern representation. Walk around first: A couple of closeup shots: And the traditional 'magazine shots' to finish: Hope you like it, Dean
  48. 39 points
    Good evening everyone, In February I posted that my modelling hobby had come to an abrupt end after an accident in which I lost the tips of my thumbs and forefingers on both hands.Now after six months including two months off work I am able to return to the build bench thanks to the work of Norwich University Hospital plastics department. Below is my first attempt at a build which I actually started two days before the accident,the 1/48 Tamiya BF109 built out of the box and as all previous builds painted with the old hairy stick,the result an ok build and finish,not my best and not my worst. It is just a pleasure to be able to do this again,i didn't think it would happen.
  49. 39 points
    Hello everyone... Well I'm happy to say this one is done. As I mentioned in my build log this is a tribute to Lieutenant D.H.J.Owen (R.N.). While i was looking for some answers during the build process i found my aircraft XV348 was a part of 237 OCU. It was lost in a crash on 31/10/1977. The plane had left Bødø Norway for the U.K. and struck power-lines shortly after takeoff. The back seater survived the pilot did not.  This was my first ever build of a Frog kit, it was a pretty bare bones kit. I was able to scratch the wheel bays and build a cockpit. I have an Airfix Data-link pod given to me by one member for the Martel's. I am using an A/M pitot for the kit given to me another member. And finally i modified one of the Martel's to a T.V. guided variant. I hope the Buccaneer meets your expectations. I used this photo from Canberra kid as the basis of my model. This build is Dedicated to Lieutenant D.H.J. Owen (RN). R.I.P. ... Questions, comments, or thoughts ? If you're curious here is the build log link. Dennis
  50. 39 points
    Hi all! Another excelent model from Eduard Mig 21series, here a Mig 21 Bis : Luiz
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