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    Awful! I'd sooner see the Vulcan kept in a fast taxi condition than painted in a Red Bull scheme!
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    This is the F4Models 1960s Heavy Flight Deck Tractor operated by the Royal Navy. I came across this from Homebee’s post in Rumourmonger section of BM here: http://www.britmodel...topic=234923203 So bought one directly from Phantom models and got to work on it straight away… This is what it looks like finished next to its shipping box: To get to this stage only took a few hours work, I did add some additional detail, fire extinguishers, gear stick on the steering column, the instrument dash and a few other lumps that are present on the Fleet Arm Museums example… Here she is finished And on deck with some aircraft of a similar period…
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    Hi, here is Academy's P-38J finished in the markings of Robin Olds using Kitsworld decals.Painted in Tamiya acrylics and sealed in with humbrol satin varnish from an aerosol can. A very enjoyable build. Thanks for looking.
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    Hi all, just finished Hasegawas 1 / 48 Kawasaki Ki 45 Kai Koh Toryu (Nick) a very racy looking heavy armed two- seater. Kind regards Peter
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    First crack at a Tonka and indeed a 1:144 scale kit. Kit is rather excellent and look forward to giving it a desert storm sand blasting New seat sides added to beef them out a bit. Head rest boxes built up and piping, framework added. Ejector handles drilled into right panel and added to left. Centre screen added with tamiya clear green. Throttle quadrant added to pilots pit along with sundry controls. Completed seats with straps, painted eject handles etc. And added to the tub, fire extinguisher, parachute firing tubes.....
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    G'day All, Well this is another recovery from the Shelf of Doom. Finished it today. It's the Hasegawa 1/48 kit, not an easy build,( no wonder it sat on the shelf of doom for a couple of years.) OOB except for the flare decal and external tank, which came from an academy MH-60G. The markings are for AH-64D 95102 from the 1st Battalion (Attack), 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3 ID. Cheers, Devo
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    Hi all, My latest build, thought I'd put up some pics. This is an interesting enough aircraft. Designed by Horten but built by Gotha (hence the 'Go' 229) it was first meant to be a bomber but cannons were added to it to give it a fighter-bomber role. There were 3 prototypes built, the first (the V1) a glider (Horten's speciallity) to show the concept worked, and the second (the V2) had the jet engines added, the same engines that were in the Me 262. That second prototype had a few test flights before crashing and killing the pilot. But the Luftwaffe were impressed enough (apparently it out-performed the Me 262) to get the V3 prototype built, which was to be the design for the production version. It's the V3 that this kit represents, a bit bigger than the earlier versions, with the cannons fitted, and a basic ejection seat as well. Its large nose wheel was actually a main wheel from the HE 177A heavy bomber. However, the factory was captured by the Allies before the V3 prototype was finished, and it ended up in the States, where it still is today, currently undergoing restoration in the Smithsonian. The kit itself is from the mid 90s and is a nice kit, some good detail and easy enough to put together (though there would be a lot less seam lines if they molded the fuselage in with the wing). Took me about 11 or 12 days in total, I rushed it a little but I just wanted to do a quick build. Anyhow, enough talking, here are the pics. All comments welcome as always, thanks... J. *Kit : Revell Horten Go 229 *Scale : 1:72 *Paints Used : Brush painted with Revell Aqua Colour, Citadel Nuln Oil Shade, Tamiya Weathering Kit *Extras Used: None
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    Evening campers, been brewing various shades of ALCLAD to try and get my 'inside of a soup can' look, reckon this isn't far off:- I'm liking the ripple effect on the skin as well, more of that later. Thinned and wired the back of the IP today as well used some micro brass tube to represent the connectors on some of the thicker cables. Added the Eduard panels to the wings. After seeing the Casa, everything is way too smooth on this aircraft, the skin is really thin on these things and you can see every bit of framing underneath. I need to represent this somehow before I start rivetting. I have a few ideas, watch this space. Built both wheel wells now. Might need to start again as the plumbing doesn't match the Casa. For example there are two extinguisher bottles in each wheel well, not one, I suspect that might be due to the Merlins in lieu of the DB motors? anyone help? Also had a go at the radiators. The flaps are much to thick, so I think I will be scratching them from ali sheet. Stay tuned for the next exciting installment. Nick
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    Yes, the flap hydraulic jack has a shuttle valve within it's body, thIs valve shifts to allow high 3000psi pressure nitrogen into the down side of the jack when the emergency flap down 'blowdown' is operated, if the flaps are left up they tend to droop when hyd pressure is removed or someone leans on the flap surface, & this can unseat the shuttle valve which can allow hyd fluid to creep down the pipework to the 'blowdown' valve & the fluid starts to drip from the valve drain pipe or body, causing us engineers more work that can be avoided by staying to the operating procedures.
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    I thought all crew-room card games were full body contact games anyway - certainly are in my experience! Wez
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    Very good, is that Dennis Hopper along for the ride?
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    Very nice model. Still have this in the stash to build. Having built two of the older but with resin bits for Australian(pacific). But you are right that the detail is far better for the re-molded version. Very Impressed with the overall finish and the Crew are fantastic. Well Impressed
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    Lots of good work gone into that, well done mate...
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    Hello Here is another Airfix Mustang I finished during my hollidays Decals come from an Aeromaster sheet , I used Humbrol Metalcote applied with brushes ... Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Patrice I love these new Airfix models ..
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    Very impressive looking model !! Great finish !! Peter
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    One of the areas that was causing a bit of a drama was how I was going to intergrate the engines into the wings. Well..., I couldn`t. It would have been to risky cutting int the Lanc`s wings for it to go wrong. So as part of the rethink I went for hanging the BAEU`s under the wings on small pylons. Problem solved. This in turn meant filling the holes in the side of the units so out came a couple of drop tanks from a Hunter and again, job done. Since the photo was taken, filler has been applied and it will be at least 24 hours before I can go back to work on them. I also removed the `V` shape fittings for the outer engines on the wings as the positioning of the jets will be midwing.
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    Hi All, Further to sorting out my old built up collection in preparation for this year’s SMW event, I thought I would post some of my older builds for your viewing pleasure. It’s sad really as these seldom now see the light of day and reside in a box in the loft. I built the Frems kit when it first appeared quite a few years ago, Built from the box but used a bit of artistic licence as it has Paragon Resin Jaugar seats fitted to enhance the cockpit area. From memory a nice pleasant build, and did well for me in the comps entered at the time. Enjoy Rick G
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    Hi all, Just finished this yesterday, WIP thread here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=234923158&st=60 Its the revell reboxing of the hasegawa 1:48 spit mk IX / XVI What can i say, it was a great kit to build and i recommend it to anyone, i am aware the fuselage is slightly too short but i wouldnt say that detracts from what is a lovely kit. The instructions are a bit misleading on the mk XVI as it does require some modifications to get a mk XVIe but doesnt show them. If anyones interested they are shown in my WIP thread but changes made to the basic kit are as follows: fitted eduard cockpit set for hasegawa kit drilled out bulkhead and scissor link lightening holes modified cannon bulges to move to other side fitted kit supplied 50 cal caps and drilled and fitted brass micro tube hollowed exhaust and cannon tips with scalpel added brake lines from fusewire cut out cockpit door and scratch built one from a can of cider and some sheet styrene (door lock from eduard set) removed spine ID light blanked off MG ports in wingtip and shell ejector ports Paints used were Tamiya XF81/82/83 for main camo and various others for details Kit decals used with micro sol / set and were great, though seeing the pics i should have goe round the radio access hatch with a knife Anyways on with some pics And last one, bit of an adversary shot with the Tamiya 190D i finished before i started this one Thanks for looking, all C&CC greatly appreciated, cheers, Stu
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    Vitor, Fabulous, Superb and Wonderful work. Thank you very much for sharing. Belle
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    I took a photo of some typically overcast English countryside a while ago, and recently had it printed by the local copy shop up to A3 size. I blu-tacked it to the wall, sat some models on a bit of railway grass matting and took a few photos. I thought you might like to see the results... Tamiya 1/48 Mosquito Matchbox 1/32 109E Matchbox 1/32 Tiger Moth Eduard 1/48 Tempest Revell 1/32 Spitfire 1 I know it's the same background every time, but I thought of building up a stock of background photos over time if the results are worth it. It's all a bit of fun, isn't it? Cheers, Dean
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    Italeri kit in 1/48 painted all with vallejo... Great kit... for all recomendation Cheers Roman
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    Still need to add the navigation lights but it's done.
  24. 1 point
    Derek got there before me, however I do like the Finnish.
  25. 1 point
    Phantom Phanatics Rule !!! Nice job
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    50000+ Bomber Command dead in WW II helping preserve the freedoms you enyjoy today says the Lanc has more relevance to you than you think. And I say that as one who loves to see the Vulcan fly.
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    Vulcan is The only aircraft my wife gets worked up about it's been brilliant to see it flying around for the past six years ( we should count our selves lucky that someone thought it was a good idea went and did it) it's a shame but maybe it's right to retire it now. Now if only EADS could be persuaded to put Filton's Concorde back in the air
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    A Top job on a nice model of the best tank of the early WW2 period. Whats not to like??? Hats & Hussar! Jonners
  29. 1 point
    So you reckon the Vulcan has more historical significance than the flight that pays direct homage to the RAF personnel killed in WW2 (the RAF's most significant conflict afterall), and the 55573 of Bomber Command in particular? (that said, I partially agree that the BBMF does seem to have quite a few Spits these days!) As for remaining a runner, I don't know if that's an option being considered for whatever visitor attraction they come up with. Certainly if they didn't, Bruntingthorpe has plenty of other exhibits and there's the taxying Vulcan at Wellesbourne Mountford too. They're down to their final serviceable engines, so if they lose any, then it probably couldn't fly again anyway for any long term. With a business head on that makes it very difficult to justify spending £200,000 on a long term wing fix if it might only get 5 minutes use.
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    You sure the Leccies weren't chasing the RAFP Alsations, or is that a story for another Website................
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    That's a stunner. Good tip for the tracks. Pete
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    I am constantly amazed at the work of ship modellers. I build 1/35th armour where I can hide my lack of skill under weld seems and mud, and the parts are all big enough for me to feel between my geriatric fingers. Your Nelson is just beautiful and the scene so realistic.
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    Perhaps if they didnt pay Dr Pleming circa £80,000 per year salary then they might have more ££££ to fund the aircraft.
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    That is really a nice Alouette. Thanks for pointing out the Extratech to me.
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    Really amazing buid,impressive detail
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    Absolutely stunning well done Vitor Al
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    That would bring a tear to a glass eye. Excellent!!!
  41. 1 point
    It's incredible, those a 1/72!!!, congratulations!
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    Excellent builds. I really like this heller kit and you have made them look great. Julien
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    Good stuff Vitor!! Thanks for sharing. Rod
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    Those little 'jewels' are gorgeous Richard McC
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    I think this is brilliant modelling in any forum Vitor makes me wish I could model helicopters as good as his Thanks Vitor, marvellous models bill
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    Hi Vitor, very very nice indeed, I sepecially like your treatment of the engines, which is quite difficult to capture in this small scale. Congratulations and thanks for sharing you pics and build thread. Colin on the Africa Station
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    fantastic models! I was thinking about building the same kit in swiss markings, but the heller kit scares me off a bit. Seeing your Alouettes, I might give a try... Alex
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