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  1. Hi all, here my fresh built C-130H by Zvezda in 1:72. Used Cracal decals for a 120th AW Montana ANG Hercules. The rest is OOB.
    113 points
  2. Finally finished my A-4K . It's depicted as NZ6201 from No 75 Squadron RNZAF when it was passing through HMAS Albatross, NSW. Australia in 1993. At that time I was working on No 2. Sqn RNZAF and we (for reasons I can't remember) referred to 75 Sqn as the gumboot squadron. 75 Sqn's aircraft had stopped at Nowra for fuel on the way back to New Zealand. Whilst they were there some mates and I took the opportunity to alter the Squadron crest on a number of the aircraft. I tried to add a lot of the little details that were specific to the A-4K and I'm pretty happy with how that worked out
    110 points
  3. Hi! The model represents the Vickers Vimy in October 1918. It is the fourth prototype of this aircraft and the first to have new Rolls-Royce Eagle engines. The tail section is still old, it only has two larger rudders. At the end of October of the same year, it was used in France. The model is made by Eastern Express, very old casting by Frog. There is almost nothing left of the set in the box, used parts are completely processed, all other parts are scratch-built. I show the construction from beginning to end so that at least a part of the work invested in the model can be seen. The
    107 points
  4. On the 13th January 1945 Liberator GR VI 'J' EW310 took off from RAF Leuchars at 09.23hrs for a patrol off the coast of Norway. They returned at 20.55 hrs. Piloted by F/O M.J. Frost there was a crew of 9 including air-gunner Sgt D.V. Harmsworth (my dad). The Operations Record Book states: “ . . . . nothing sighted”. That's a lot of flying to see nothing but that was not uncommon at this stage of the war as Coastal Command was hunting U-boats off the coast of Norway and into the Baltic. Dad died getting on for 30 years ago and we never really talked much about his wartim
    90 points
  5. Hi there, This is my recent project, a nice Airfix kit. Not my usual scale, but this bird in 1/48 just won’t fit my space here. Except Eduard Masks, a must for all these clear parts, everything else OOB. Fitting is nice in general, except for the clear parts that build into the tail gun structure being too narrow for the fuselage, which causes a step. Also, after glueing the fuselage halves, I ended up with a gap right in front of the windshield. Despite this, the clear part for the “canopy” structure fitted well with the gap. So, instead of forcing the halves to join, I just
    88 points
  6. Hi mates, Raspberry Ripple time! This is the Sword kit of the Hawker Harrier T.4 in the scheme used by QinetiQ during some of the VAAC research. When I first saw photos of this aircraft I knew I had to make a model someday. So here she is! I won't go into the story of this research as it's widely available online. Some of it is highly technical (with graphs!) and it was beyond my classically trained brain. As usual, here's my summary: Project: QinetiQ Hawker Harrier T.4 Kit: Sword Kit No. SW72062 Scale: 1:72 Decals: Vingtor sheet 72-118 for Harrier Test & D
    87 points
  7. Hi all, the German Air Force will retire its very last C-160D in September this year. For me a good reason to build the nice 1:72 Revell kit in the Eloka version. Built it OOB, apart from the RBF (Eduard parts). Used Mr Hobby acrylics for painting. the original 50+55
    83 points
  8. Evening, all! After building on and off since first lockdown(!) I've finally managed to finish my Hasegawa Harrier, built as GR.9 ZG511/82 as she was during her last deployment to Kandahar. This build was a real labour of love. It's still the best big wing Harrier in this scale in my opinion, but she really fights you along the way. The end result is worth it though. I threw lots of aftermarket goodies at this one. I felt that the subject was worth the effort. Aires cockpit (butchered to more resemble a Brit Harrier) Eduard MB Mk.12
    82 points
  9. 1/72 Welsh Models P-8A Poseidon complete. The build consisted of scratch building the weapons bay, weapons mounting points onbthe wings and pylons, many of the ESM and AMS lumps and antennas. I also added various vent blow in doors and the sonobuoy tubes. I reshaped a lot of the kit supplied parts as well. Finally I added Harpoons from a Hasegawa weapons set and Mk48 Torpedoes from a Hasegawa P-3C Orion, they looked close enough to me to replicate the Mk54s the P-8 carries. Decals were from a custom sheet DekLs created by upsizing their 1/200 sheet and it was painted in mainly SMS lacquers. I
    79 points
  10. Hi folks, lately I'm on Luftwaffe nighfighters and this time I took on He 219; actually my third night bird in a short period. I built the original A-7 kit it as A-2 with couple of mods and added the Master radar antennas and Rescue Models wheels. The decals come from OWL for W.Nr. 290070 from 1./NJG 1, that was lost in February 1945 after shooting down a Lancaster (one of the gunner seemed to hit the Heinkel with return fire and the crew had to bail out). Airbrushed with Gunze Aqueous. Cheers Libor
    78 points
  11. Hi Everyone This is the Revell 1/48 Me 410 B-2 Hornisse. It's a very easy kit to build and the fit is excellent, the only downside is the clear plastic parts which seem to me to be slightly overscale. Kind regards Trace
    78 points
  12. Finally, I got to the finish flag with my LeO! The slow progress has been predominantly something that I’ve allowed while my over enthusiastic brain has concentrated on other projects. Note to self: limit my number of concurrent builds! A GB build thread here: As you can see, and you will all know by now, she is a LeO 453S (“S” for sauvetage, safety/rescue in English), modelled as one of the machines of the SASM99 unit based in Maison Blanche, Algeria, in the 1950s. This air unit emerged from the air sea rescue sections created after WW2 when France, signatory to the O.A
    76 points
  13. For me, THE iconic German WWII bomber. The wing shape, the heavily glazed nose and plenty of guns sticking out in random places. I approached the kit with slight trepidation as it felt like it would be really easy to make a hash of the glazing and thereby make a complete gorbals of the whole thing. On the whole, I think I got away with it. The majority of the model fell together quite nicely. The fuselage windows are rather too thick for their frames and needed sanding back (thanks @Heather Kay for the tutorial. Likewise the whole glazed nose is 2 or 3% too wide for the fuselage an
    76 points
  14. Hello, this is one from some 4 years ago, won a gold at the 35th IPMS Hellas annuals. Italeri kit, Gunze and Alclad paints, Eduard Bid Ed photo etched parts, Pavla resin set (partial) and some scratch building (specifically the bomb rack and interior framework). Thanks for watching. Regards, Alex
    76 points
  15. After having read the fantastic book "BOAC and the golden age of flying" by Malcolm Turner I decided to build the Boeing 707 and the VickersSuper VC10 of BOAC in the Speedbird livery (IMHO the most elegant airline scheme of all times) The 707 is an Authentic Airliners kit in 1/144 scale and with 26Decals. The VC10 is a Roden kit with 26Decals.
    75 points
  16. Hi Guys- I have just finished what I believe is the best model airplane kit ever. The New Tool Tamiya P-38F/G Kit in 1/48. I still cannot wipe the smile off my face on how this went together. I am no stranger to the Tamiya 'shake and bake' but this one is on a level all its own. This engineering made a complex subject very easy to build and the location of all parts perfect. I am super impressed. This kit was built almost OOB except for Eduard 'Look' Instrument panel and Xtracal Decals for Snooks and Techmod decals for the red rimmed 1943 insignias. I had to use E
    75 points
  17. This went together far quicker than the instructions would suggest. Even with the raft of AM fitted. The cockpit panels are Quinta, seats Legend, fuselage intakes and wingtips Quickboost. Ladders are by LF Models and decals from Caracal . Weapons cane from a Hasegawa weapons set the kit went together with little issue. That said HobbyBoss only allow you to fit the canopies closed. I had to scratchbuild actuators, out of the box, the cockpit side consoles don’t reach to the fuselage sides either, however the Quinta set fixes this thanks for looking Bruce
    75 points
  18. Well, I enjoyed that. Been waiting for these for what seems like ages now and pleased to say I wasn't dissapointed. Typical Airfix plastic which is rather soft but nicely engraved. The construction is very tight with regards to parts tolerance so make sure you clean off any paint from the edges of parts' particularly the engines and cowlings. Cockpit and fuselage detail is adequate for the scale and the clear parts will show it off nicely. I did invest in the 2 Eduard sets but only really used the seat ( the kit one is very thick and chunky and is easily seen) and some side placards. On my ne
    70 points
  19. Recently completed the Eduard Tempest Mk.V series 2. A great kit however the AMS struck so I completed it with some aftermarket; PE flaps from Eduard, wheels, seat, radiator and exhausts from Barracuda studios. The squadron letters and serial are from Dutch Decal to represent the machine of Jan Linzel. This was a "Mayflyer" who managed to escape to the UK and flew with 33 squadron of the RAF. Approved by "Kitty" A fine cockpit OOB but not much can be seen when the fuselage is closed.
    69 points
  20. Just to set the scene, the phone rings and it's my youngest calling from Uni: Dad, will you build a model for one of my mates? Me: Depends, what is it? My son: Dunno, but I gave him our address and it's arriving tomorrow. Oh, and can he have it in time for his birthday on 25th March?? Anyhow, that was 3 weeks ago and this is what he sent me: And this is what he's getting back. Hope he likes it!!
    68 points
  21. Silver Beau,..... another one from the Australia/New Zealand GB,...... this 1/72nd Hasegawa Beaufighter Mk.21 has been built as A8-196, EH-D of 31 Sqn, RAAF, Morotai, 1945 using DK Decals, although the MPM boxing of the Hasegawa kit did include this scheme too. The model was painted using a Tamiya rattle can, the WIP is here; And the model; And here it is with some of my other Aussie Beau`s! Cheers Tony
    68 points
  22. Good morning all. I registered because I follow the post of neil5208 and his Academy B24. I built the L version last December. The Academy model proposes an M version, but it seems easier to represent an L with a rear turret. I discovered that Consolidated A6B turrets had been retrofitted on the L. I wanted this model to wear the colors of a liberator from the Mighty Eight. I found pictures of the 93BG with this version of the B24. I didn't find a specific decoration, so I got part of the baptismal name on the decals sheet provided in the box, and the pin
    66 points
  23. Hi All. Here is another of my completed models this week. It is the Eastern Express Boeing 747SP which went together really well after cleaning up the parts.
    66 points
  24. Hi, Please find my Italeri 1/32 Tonka in 617 Squadron 70th markings. A massive thank you to Jack Ruskin, without him and his Fuel tanks, I would have had to fitted the larger Italeri tanks, Thanks JR.. Thanks for looking.
    65 points
  25. I'm sure most of us have seen this one before... Wherever possible, I used the kit part and tweaked it. I added a resin cockpit and substituted the kits radar antenna with aftermarket. These antennas were great and will use them again when the opportunity arises. I moved the kits drop tanks inboard to the correct position, lettered and dented. I vac formed the kit canopy and opened it up. Canopy frames done with decal str
    65 points
  26. Hello all, Just finished this one after leaving it alone for a month because of a catastrophic liquid glue spill! In truth it nearly went in the bin, but then I decided to use it as a weathering practise piece. The kit is short run injection but has quite a lot of detail which is typical of Amodel, its even got the fuel tanks. It took quite a bit of filler around the bomb bay area to bung up the cracks, but otherwise it wasn’t too stressful a build. (until I flung the glue pot at it anyway) The aircraft depicted is from the 328 AR of the VVS circa 1945. Around 390 of this later version wi
    65 points
  27. Hi everyone Another one of my latest builds, Eduards Bf110 for my aces collection Excelent kit, its a profipack so small PE sheet used, other than that oob build Airbrushed with AK real colors, weathering with oil paints Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer was a German Luftwaffe night-fighter pilot and the highest-scoring night fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare full wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz-Wolfgang_Schnaufer Cheers
    65 points
  28. Morning all, Rounding off my Century Series project is the 1/72 F-106A from Trumpeter. Overall a very nice kit with excellent fit, my only criticism being the location of the underwing joins not being along a panel line and passing through several smaller panels which made clean up a little awkward. This is built completely OOB using Hataka Orange Line and Alclad paints as always. Trumpeter 1/72 Convair F-106A Delta Dart by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Trumpeter 1/72 Convair F-106A Delta Dart by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Trumpeter 1/72 Convair F-
    65 points
  29. Hello all, I saw one of these built at a model show a few years back and thought how sweet it looked - it went into my mental stash... If you want modelling nostalgia and therapy at the bench - get one! 1974 moulding but you’d never guess, really crisp, fine detail and nice fit too. Takes me right back to a wet and windy afternoon in 1978 sat at the kitchen table covered in glue and Humbrol I haven’t really added anything, just a little brass for the machine guns, basic seatbelts and that’s about it. Although I did have to ditch the 70’s decals and as I couldn’t find any aft
    64 points
  30. Hi all, First up, along with many people, I managed to pick up the new Airfix Beaufort early on through Jadlam on preorder. A brilliant kit from Airfix with some superb engineering. Kit is from the box with the exception of Eduard cockpit masks and replacement resin wheels to add a little extra detail. Build went together very well and especially pleased that the included schemes represented examples from St Eval, Cornwall - a location not far from me. Not my best build, I used a new brand of Gloss Varnish for me and ended up going on too thick, resulting in
    64 points
  31. IPMS Ireland have an ongoing TV & Movie Group Build going on at the moment which I decided to join. Those that know me know that I’m a strict Fleet Air Arm 1/48th modeller so I’m going out on a limb a bit to model to Grumman J2F-6 Duck used in the film Murphy’s War starring Peter O’Toole, using the old Airfix Grumman Duck Kit. I know this aircraft has been covered a couple of times by other members of this parish but this is my version. I studied lots of stills from the film and came to the conclusion that there were two aircraft used to make the film with small de
    64 points
  32. Hi guys, I just finished this longer than usual project. Is the fantastic Fw190 A-4 Eduard 1/48th kit with some aftermarket details. Eduard's Advanced Brassin set which includes: resin engine & fuselage guns, resin wingroot gunbays, resin propeller and PE upgrade set. Master Models gun barrels, HGW Models fabric German fighter seatbelts and decals, Quinta Studio 3D decals cockpit set, and Aires resin inspection panel on the vertical stabilizer. For the colour scheme I wanted to do something different to the usual ones that we see in the Fw190 so I've opted for this
    63 points
  33. Hi, everybody! It's my next model.
    63 points
  34. Wow! What a build! This is my first Modelsvit build and there will be more! So much detail! Takes a bit of work/planning to get everything together but just enough of a challenge to keep me interested. Added Eduard PE, Master Model guns/pitot and Armory wheels. Painted with MRP paint (freehand) and kit decals were used (very nice BTW). Pictured with my Yak-1 and MiG-21 for comparison. She's a big jet! Thanks for looking! Rich
    62 points
  35. Lockdown build number 5 of this year & the last one before I go back to work. Another three month shielding period over, good for modelling time but also looking forward to being in contact with other human beings - at a distance mind! Like a lot of my models, they get built then go into hibernation mode waiting to get completed sitting on the dusty shelves of plastic doom while I get distracted by other more colourful subjects. So this had been sitting there for a good couple of years, it's the Zvezda 1/72 kit. It's not too bad, there's reasonable detail in some places but not others
    62 points
  36. Hiya Folks,,.... The RNZAF operated the Avenger as a light bomber during WW2 but post war it retained a small number for target towing based at Ohakea and one was also trialled for dropping chemicals, aimed more at cropdusting and top dressing than more sinister means. This small number of Avengers eventually settled on a scheme similar to RAF post war target tugs with a silver finish with yellow training bands and yellow and black striped undersides,.... although each one appears to be different to the other in small details such as placing of the black stripes, full
    61 points
  37. Shock horror! I built something that isn't a Vulcan, again! It's the 1/72 Airfix Blenheim Mk.I, in my opinion far nicer than any of the later Blenheims or derivatives. The build of the kit was a good one which I really enjoyed. When finished this kit looks nice but it is slightly let down by poor fit around the cockpit and bomb bay area. If you want an accurate model, you'll have to put in a bit of research as there are a few ambiguous parts in the instructions and painting guides. A few features from the Canadian licence built version, the Bolingbroke, which have been included acc
    60 points
  38. This is my first WWII kit after primary school. I always loved the design of the 262, but never found the regular mottle camo even remotely attractive, so I was happy to learn at some point that there were more uniform schemes available. The inspiration for this particular paint job came from a build by the great Chris Wauchop; I hope the enthusiasts here will forgive me that I just slapped the kit's incorrect aircraft numbers on it. I chose the Tamiya kit over the Hobby Boss offering simply because it comes with a pilot. Beware that the kit will totally spoil you with
    60 points
  39. This is my second Beaufort so I thought I'd build it slightly differently with the weapons bay doors closed and another colour scheme. In fact, I think I prefer it in these colors to the green/brown/sky variant. Built the same as my other one by using just some of the Eduard cockpit set, their wheels and of course the wonderfully useful canopy masks. Hopefully the next one will be a Mk.VII using one of Uncle Les's conversion sets from Australia as featured on Hyperscale during the past couple of days. Decals for this one came from the Kits World sheet. Thanks for looking ag
    59 points
  40. Hello A couple of photos with one of my my latest kit. Arma Hobby 1/72nd Hawker Hurricane Mk.Ia - Eastern Front limited edition. Almost OOB. Painted old roundels under the decal crosses (as on the real machines) and painted tactical numbers. Vallejo Model Air paints. Comments are welcome 210 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 209 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 208 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 207 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 206 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 205 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 204 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 203 by Iulian Macovei,
    59 points
  41. The Kinetic model in the Israeli painting from July 1967, when during the Six-Day War, instructors from the Hetzerim school on armed Fougas successfully impersonated close support missions. I invite...
    59 points
  42. It's all done at last ...........a few Aber kits and a Tamiya early production kit no-216 and some scrounging around on the interwebs for info and i finally got there........ Hope you like And now the finished article.......Tiger 100 of the 502nd as seen during the fighting around the Leningrad sector 1942
    58 points
  43. Hiya Folks, Well we`ve all been waiting for this kit for yonks and what a beauty it is too! Thankfully Airfix include some parts to enable you to go part way to building a Mk.Ia version, including the clear DF Loop and the later Bristol turret,...... so I just had to find a set of Brownings for the turret, fit a pair of Vickers K Guns into the nose and add some ASV radar. I built mine along with Dave (RABBIT LEADER) on his excellent build post here,..... his methodical build of the kit is VERY highly commended; And here are the models;
    57 points
  44. Here is my 1:72 Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4, ZJ949 "H", No. 1435 Flight Royal Air Force, RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands, 2015. Hasegawa kit, which is a bit disappointing for the "best 1:72 Typhoon kit on the market" - yes, it's nice molded and quite accurate, but have some annoying fit issues and only "in-flight" configuration of engine nozzles. Nothing that you expect from 2012 Hasegawa kit priced about 30 GBP. Small Eduard brass for the cockpit, Reskit exhaust nozzles and Pavla MB Mk.16A ejection seat have been added. Painted mostly with Gunze C334 "Barley Grey". Decals are m
    57 points
  45. Hi all, The rather fun, pocket money Gladiator from Airfix. Out of the box pretty much and using the Airfix decals which are excellent. No vices, just a well designed kit. It’s the box art Battle of France version with a rather complicated 6 colour scheme! I got help there with the ‘Top Notch’ set of camouflage masks. Guy
    57 points
  46. Good morning. I present you my first model on this forum and it is a Revell B17. I wanted to represent a particular version: Enjoy. Regards from France, Eric-Snafu35
    57 points
  47. Hello, first time posting. this is my latest built I want to share with you. Hasegawa 1/72, Eduard Photoetch, Quickboost exhausts and gear covers, Barracuda wheels and wheel well details from scratch. hope you like it. Greetings from Guatemala Jose
    57 points
  48. Hello Friends, Another Bf-109 in my collection. Decals from Kagero book. 1/72 scale. Best regards, Robert
    56 points
  49. Good day! Here is my latest work, Kittyhawk's UH-1D Huey in 1/48 scale. The model itself is not as good as Tamiya or Edurad, but it is by far the best one in 1/48th scale. I had some minor problems during the assembly, but nothing that couldn't be fixed. The major drawback are the instructions, so keep that in mind if you want to build one. Referneces and photos are crucial with this build. I have to thank mr. Floyd Werner for all the provided photos and information. Without them, I would be lost. Enough talking, enjoy the pics. Model: Kitty Hawk 1/48 UH-1D Huey E
    56 points
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