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  1. Just completed a double build of a couple of Tamiya 1/48 P-51's. For Lt. Francis W. Horne's mount, Snoot's Sniper, I used the kit (Cartograph) decals that came with the 'Blue Nose' special edition boxing. For The Millie G, flown by Major Edward Giller, I have used the Barracudacals decals for 44-14985, the first of the two Millie G's to appear in this colour scheme. Construction is OOB, the seat belts are the kit decals on lead foil, the wings have been filled as per the factory and exhausts drilled out. I used Modelmaster Buffable Aluminium applied with a brush for the bare aluminium
    5 points
  2. Straight form the box. 84 Squadron, Akrotiri, Cyprus 1987. XS518 made from old "scrap" decals hence the size is to big.
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  3. Hello Got the first one of the year out of the way - albeit one I started mid-December. This is the Italeri Tornado IDS, modified to GR4 standard in Operation Telic markings. I have had this kit kicking around for a while, buying it when Paragon stopped trading and I bought a set of their AM goodies 'for the stash'. I have added a NeoMega cockit; Paragon Flaps/Slats, exhausts, fin correction, weighted tyres; Revell Storm Shadows and Paragon tanks tanks - I got these off a club mate without fins, so these were scratch built. Finally a scratch built sensor pod. Finished in Humbrol enamels
    3 points
  4. Hi Guys let me introduce you to “Escape from Stalingrad” its the Tamiya 1/35 scale 88mm with some alpine figures, and Resin figure Kit Flak Crew. The story is that the gun has jammed and whilst the crew attempt to fix it the 2 Russian tank crew are trying to escape the through the ruins, but have been heard by the SS patrol. Enjoy Mike
    2 points
  5. She is a big impressive looking beastie, but she's not really a dogfighter. More of an interceptor.
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  6. Six feet equals 72 inches, which is why it was never known as the "Three foot scale" Phil
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  7. Hi, You'll have to careful, if you don't remove all traces of the rivets at one sitting they will grow back! Colin @ the bottom of Africa
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  8. Opening a thread to build this kit. This kit cost me 6 quid, at IPMS Gloucester show in 2011. Here are the parts. And here are the colour options I'm going for the Air Superiority Blue option.
    1 point
  9. First test-shots of the V-2 mobile launcher:
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  10. Second model for the year completed. Again this one has been ~90 % complete for the last 18 months or so. Built straight out of the box with brush painted Tamiya acrylics. Not one of my best, but then again not one of my worst either . Thanks for looking.
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  11. I cannot believe I've finished something!! On 1st January, I just went downstairs to the stash, picked up the first kit and said 'Right, I'm going to build this!' The initial idea was to be completely OOB, but there are a couple of enhancements, such as photo-etched belts, the Eduard FOD cover and after market decals. These are the SuperScale set, SS480883, and represents the North-American F-86D, 23667, of 324FIS flown by the unit's CO, Lt Col Fairbrother in Morocco 1958. The North American Aviation F-86D Sabre (sometimes called the "Sabre Dog" or "Dog Sabre") was a transonic jet all-weathe
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  12. Modern US Army M1A2 SEP MBT TUSK II Update 1:35 ET Model The Abrams Main Battle Tank has gone through many different upgrades during its long service life, starting as the M1A1 in 1985. The M1A2 improved on the basic design with improved armour and command options, which was in turn improved by the System Enhancement Package (SEP) which enhanced the armour further, incorporating graphite into the mix, with many original M1A1s and basic M1s upgraded at the same time as the new builds. The Dragon kit of the M1A2 Abrams in its SEP guise was a little rare at one point, but it appears to have
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  13. Nieuport 17 Eduard 1:48 The type was a slightly larger development of the earlier Nieuport 11, and had a more powerful engine, larger wings, and a more refined structure in general. At first, it was equipped with a 110 hp (82 kW) Le Rhône 9J engine, though later versions were upgraded to a 130 hp (97 kW) engine. It had outstanding maneuverability, and an excellent rate of climb. Unfortunately, the narrow lower wing, marking it as a "sesquiplane" design with literally "one-and-a-half wings", was weak due to its single spar construction, and had a disconcerting tendency to disintegrate in
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  14. Hi friends. This is my Condor 1/72nd scale Mig 25 P Foxbat It is a hard kit to build. The model represents the machine piloted by Belenko, when he flew to Japan Painted with Gunze and Alclad, with some pigments in exhausts The landing gear is still not weathered with oils. In the afternoon I'll do it I hope you like [/img] Uploaded with ImageShack.us [/img] Uploaded with ImageShack.us [/img] Uploaded with ImageShack.us [/img] Uploaded with ImageShack.us [/img] Uploaded with ImageShack.us [/img] Uploaded with ImageShack.us [/img] Up
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  15. Another model finished at the weekend after languishing almost complete for many months - just needed the pitot tube and a coat of matt varnish to finish. Photos not the best as I was in a bit of hurry this morning. I picked this kit up at the "Swap'n'Sell" at the WA Model Expo a few years ago for only a few dollars as I really like the pugnacious look of the Boomerang. It was, shall we say, a challenging build. As always finished with brush painted Tamiya acrylics. The markings are for an aircraft from No 4 Squadron RAAF based at Labuan, North Borneo in 1945. Thanks for looking.
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  16. Thought I would post up my effort, which I finished yesterday. OOB except for Eduard etched Instrment panel and a few cabin bits. Lead wire for the red armament looms and brake lines, scratchbuilt engine blanks and Verlinden RBF flags. Gunze paint as usual. As for the kit itself, Airfix have definately advanced since my early days of the hobby. Negatives - the sprue gates are quite large which means a lot more work tidying up the small components, the decals for the MRB erosion strips on the leading edges are the wrong colour and were a pain to get right - I removed them, masked the area off
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  17. Here's the picture I'm referring too, there's some discolouring around where the fairing edged to, hard to say whether it's weathering or perhaps repaint with fresh unfased colour ??? Also, that front turret definitley looks silver inside.
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  18. Cracking mate any help i can be on the hawk let me know i have a few ref photos of tiger hawks
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  19. After failing to finish this in time for the deadline I sort lost my mojo for a while and didnt do any modelling for nearly 3 weeks. Anyhow after a coat of Klear the decals are now on and progress is being made, hopefully I can get this finished before the end of the month. Yep, its 63Sqn, look like its been zapped, but by who? Really like the way the Archer rivets come out. Some dangly bits to hang under the wings The mods may want to move this thread to the appropriate location. Cheers
    1 point
  20. Thanks for the comments guys! I have a soft spot for Wattisham, did an ATC summer camp there in 1980, camped on a field near the tennis courts, god those FGR2's were noisy!! Cheers Simon
    1 point
  21. Great model to build! O I will love this GB! Cheers,
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  22. Alternatively, cut about a mm or two OUTSIDE where you need the line and sand back to it, checking the fit every few minutes. Sometimes Paragon's 'cut here' lines were a bit out. That's a lovely kit to work with. Built quite a few over the years and there's a lot of them in the stash for when I go back to doing Mosquitos.
    1 point
  23. Great idea and pulled off well......the worn looks is very convincing great work rgds mr b
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  24. Imaginative and well executed. This one is well worth the praise
    1 point
  25. Ive found the decals from the original 80s boxing XM607 Serial number, the 3 mission markings on the nose and 44sqdn badge( these were painted out for the raids ) PM me your address and Ill post them to you. During the raids 607 was Dark green 163 Medium sea grey 165 top side and Dark sea grey 164 underneath ( Humbroll colours) She did Black buck missions: 1-runway bombed 2-runway bombed 3-cancelled due to weather 7-anti-troop bombing 4,5,6,was XM597
    1 point
  26. HI Artie, I did try vinegar once before, but it didn't seem to soften anything and just made me want to get a bag of chips for my supper Chris
    1 point
  27. They are a bit hit & miss with their aircraft releases, there was also a range of WW2 Battle of Briatain Aircraft listed for 2010 that never appeared along with F-16s and all F-35. I wonder if they are trying to find a decent kit to copy, their Sea Vixen certainly lloks to have been inspired by the MPM kit with a touch of the Airfix added for better details, the Sea King looks to have been created from scaling down the Hasegawa 1/48th kit - Badly !!!. Perhaps they are struggling to get the Airfix 1/48th Buccaneer together so they can copy its features or maybe the Czechmaster kit is a lit
    1 point
  28. For the gauges they can be hard to get anything looking ok. If it was me I'd be buying a set of cockpit decals from the likes of Airscale and using them. For the cockpit details I'd have the base colour and a light and dark shade of it plus a highly thinned black brown mix. I'd spray the cockpit in the base colour and then to add some variation in the tones by spraying the darker shade in the more recessed areas and the lighter shade where the cockpit is going to attract more light. For the shadows immediately on bulkheads you could spray a thin line of the black brown mix and then brush p
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  29. Cockpit detailing is something that I struggle with. Would Tamiya smoke work? Thinned down of course. If you are going over top of another acrylic, then I think that you need to gloss coat before using the wash.(basic, but never assume). then you would have to flat coat when done. the gloss coat should allow for a fairly easy clean up of the wash though. Edit - I just did some searching, annnnnd some folks have managed an acrylic pin wash over Tamiya base coat. they made sure that the base coat was well cured though. See this link: http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_refere
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  30. Hi Albertz, This is my tip for you. Firstly pre-shade all shadow lines in your cockpit i.e. all corners, then lightly build up a nice and thin layer of paint to just let the pre-shade create a shadow effect that will look rather pleasing if done correctly! Then, use either artists oil paints (Raw umber or Paynes Grey work fine) thinned with spirits and use capillary action to run the oil into all the detail of the cockpit/sidewalls. As for the dials and gauges, try applying detail to buttons and switches using a cocktail stick with a very light grey Acrylic paint and gently touch each switc
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  32. Thats nothing! Try storing enough Scalextric track to fill a garage thats big enough to hold two Land Rover Discovery's and is 3-4 layers high. Could never get enough juice all the way around it tho. Seriously tho, I'm running out of room with my stash and all I have is 1/144's a few 1/72's and my first ever 1/48! Dunno how you guys do it. Kind Regards, Dazz
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  33. Hi Rob, Great job on the Tracks !! Peter
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  34. If there was ever any doubt about the RLM02 I think that has been dispelled now - that looks spot-on
    1 point
  35. I'm building the revell one. but the re-scribing put me off! Here is something to feast your eyes on. hope it helps. its the best and only raw footage on the thud around :popcorn: :
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  36. Hi Here is my Airfix 1/72 Hawk TMk2 bought in the recent Jadlam sale for £7. I built it from the box with the only additions being masking tape seat belts, a cut-down dress-maker's pin for the pitot and the very nice Xtradecal RAF Anniversary Update 2011/2012 I sprayed the model with Tamiya X-1, and following the decal application, I brushed on a coat of Klear (removing some of the minuscule stencil decals in the process!) I didn't use all the Airfix stencils, as I felt that they might ruin the look of the model. I'm sorry about the picture quality, but the winter overcast is
    1 point
  37. Not quite: It looks crap, probably is crap, but we don't know exactly how crap until we fondle plastic, and see how fixable its level of crapness is. Jonners
    1 point
  38. It could be crap; it could be OK; no-one knows.
    1 point
  39. This morning I was up before my student, managing to mask and paint the bare metal areas near the engines. As I vacated afterwards, there was an intruder alert over the snowy approaches to mygarden. The Eagle was scrambled for a Such a rush job I fogot to refit the elevators The intruder was identified as this Airfix Eagle testing readyness - both enjoying their . For this model I removed the burner cans and repainted the corresponding area.
    1 point
  40. And now the detail decals are on! Bit further to go - but we can see what she's going to look like.
    1 point
  41. And managed to get outdoor shots - dubious daylight though. Close but not quite right. Continuing with my Air Superiority blend
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  42. Managed to put the canopy on last night. Single piece - so no open option with this kit. Oh and the clear green HUD
    1 point
  43. No great problem. The stbd rear edge is a bit proud, but nothing that I couldn't fix. Filled all my joints with tippex and sanded down smooth. I managed to get the nose filled with lead and fitted tonight.
    1 point
  44. Not as bad as me - just over 7 days since my cockpit was replaced!! That said, there's barely a difference between the USMC/RAF cockpits so I think I'm OK there, and will probably scratch-build the seat as the Wolfpack one doesn't quite look right to my eyes. I may well find myself investing in the update set though, depending on whether I pick a 100% LERX or not. Great to see them finally released and will certainly make GR5/7/9 modellers' lives easier Tim
    1 point
  45. Yes indeed I was 11 when I walked (to save the bus money which was needed to go to the price) 2 miles to the LHS to find I was one shilling short, walked 2 miles home to tap my mother an advance on next weeks pocket money and then another 4 mile round trip. But I had my Shackelton that I had wanted for oh so long
    1 point
  46. "If you can read this, you're too close"
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  47. Hope you don't mind me quoting one of your photo's? What do you mean "can't see the rivets"? http://www2.britmodeller.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/wink.png As you said, a quick rub down until the slightest hint remains should do nicely.
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