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  1. Hi folks, this is the ICM's little gem built as night bomber. A build report will appear in a future edition of MAI. Cheers Libor
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  2. Hello people, after over two months of a break I am back and making models again. After the break I completed 3 models in the last couple of days, 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 262, 1/72 Fokker E.III and 1/144 A-10 Thunderbolt II and here is the second of them: I always hated ti rigging of aircrafts so didn't pay much attention to this one's, here it is:
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  3. Hello all, now I would like to present to you our new project relating to the V2 programme. It is the A-Stoffänhanger, in 1/72 scale of course, and here you can find first pictures from the 3D software. It is quite possible that we will continue and make some other equipment for the V2 missiles. Regards Petr@MPM
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  4. Hi guys! Well, after 80-odd hours spread over ten days, Great Wall Hobby's astonishing MiG-29, is finally complete. This has been one of the most enjoyable projects ever, made so because of the quality of the kit, the detail, precision and fit of the parts and because the '29 is so crammed with detail that you are constantly on your toes in terms of finish and final detail painting: a Raptor, it is not. After all of that work, I am now convinced that this is the best 1/48 aircraft kit ever - I can't wait to build the next one! Anyhoo, I hope you like it... A shot showcase on this model will
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  5. Hello people, after over two months of a break I am back and making models again. After the break I completed 3 models in the last couple of days, 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 262, 1/72 Fokker E.III and 1/144 A-10 Thunderbolt II and here is the third of them: I didn't see many good reviews about this kit but I still enjoyed building it... Regards
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  6. Hi guys Here is my last model, it is the F8E Crusader 1/72 Academy. This is a very nice model that mounts without Difficulty. Hoping you like it Docjojo
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  7. a straight out the box diorama, used a small tile piece of fake turf i got from work, the base was given me, just mounted the tile piece onto it. the spitfire is the help for heroes edition kit Mk.Va as flown by Sir Douglas Bader with the 'D' and 'B' on the side of the spit, the figures are revells 48th scale WWII RAF pilots and a few ICM figures i had lying around from another kit, looked very effective for such a low cost diorama, not bad for something i managed to squeeze in between doing my GCSE's at school back when i was sixteen 5 years ago enjoy
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  8. Cheers lads! Little update but no pics as I'm having trouble with internet connectivity at the moment! Everytime I try to upload the connection drops! I've started the work needed on the tail end and it seems to be going ok. I've cut the elevators from the tailplanes as I've noticed that they too hang down when the plane is parked. This extra work means that I have to make some hinge points but it'll be worth the extra work. I'm not able to put as much time in to the build as I'd like at the moment, but I am getting there so don't be thinking I've given up on it and letting you all han
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  9. You'll be content to make just the one then, as lightning only strike once! That is unless you are a pilot and phone Met for a waether update. Colin
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  10. A Lightning,.......good one Mike,.... .dude, what are you smoking.......?
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  11. Its the English Electric HolymotherofGodthisthingssofastittoreaholeintime Mk3 I think it might be Welsh.
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  12. Gentlemen, may I ask that you all start off by acting in a way that befits the term? This review has been left open for people to discuss the kit, not call each other names. Seldom do I see such hyperbole spouted in greeting of a new kit than with Airfix and/or a much loved British subject. Of course we all want every kit to be perfect, and we're getting closer as the years go by, but I've never seen anything so silly as a bunch of grown men bitching about a small sink mark as if it were the end of the world. Anyone caught inciting the use of modelling skills to remove this small blemish i
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  13. Going through an old memory card and found these buried in it. Actually had one on Photobucket, but forgot about these other ones. Heller Typhoon with Airfix Refueler and Jeep and figures from the aircrew set. Pilots from the spares and one figure from a Matchbox armour set,( he's slightly bigger than the others). Diorama made about three years ago, and still have it on display. Brush painted with Humbrol and still my favourite build. I was just returning to modelling then and was pretty pleased with how this turned out. Sean
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  14. Hi to all. I propose to you the first shots of the Super Hornet F / A 18E Trumpeter kit 1:32 At the moment I'm focused on cockpit and ejector seat. All parties were detailed with Eduard photoetched purchased from. In the central panel I put a thin piece of film to create shiny glass clocks. For more info & pics http://www.adventurephotomodels.com George
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  15. I was surprised to see this on a dealer's stand at a model railway and diecast swapmeet this afternoon - it would have been rude not to buy it! It even has the little decal sheet with protective greaseproof paper cover and the complaint slip. I haven't had one of these since it was originally issued. John
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  16. I finished this 1/7 scale 25 cm high resin kit of Ignis yesterday. There were many parts to clean up and a bit of work to get some of them to fit as intended, but I'm very happy with the end result. She is usually seen wearing this outfit in white, but I wanted to try and give her a bit more serious look. She is the first figure I build in this size that I had to paint the eyes on, something I have feared a bit, but I think I came through and made her justice. Hope you like her.
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  17. AD-6 Skyraider ‘VA-65 Tigers’ 1:72 Hasegawa The Douglas AD-1 Skyraider was a single seat, carrier-borne attack aircraft, designed as a successor to earlier naval torpedo/dive bombers such as the Grumman Avenger. It was designed by Ed Heinemann of the Douglas Aircraft Company, who also penned the A-20 Havoc and A-26 Invader and who later oversaw the development of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Powered by the huge Cyclone R-3350 radial engine, the Skyraider was powerful enough to carry a whopping 8,000lb load on its 15 external hardpoints for up to 1,300 miles. Although the proto
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  18. See,I knew it,the little known "Bristol Bullshooter" as flown by Wing Commander Tony Hancock,Test Pilot(BBC TV/Radio and bar) ably assisted by Aircraftsman Kenneth Williams(BBC TV/Radio and bar)..... Everyone knows that evolved into the English Electric P1 Deltic locomotive and by a series of pre-production types,the Lightning as we all know it today. "I was right you know" "Yes,we know you were" "No one else guessed it correctly" "Yes,we know they didn't" "I knew it was a Bullshooter as soon as I saw it you see" "Yes,we know you did" "You don't see many of those you know" "Yes
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  19. I agree that the box art can suck people in to buy the kit if it is well done, but if the subject is interesting and the contents accurate and well executed, they can pack it in a brown paper bas as far as I'm concerned:) The only thing I expect is that the box art portrays the right version. What I find really hilarious though is that one BM reviewer so keenly critisises this least important aspect of a kit, yet, is so completely uncritical of the box contents of a kit - http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234933424-f-16-ab-nsawc-adversary-kinetic-148/ - the conclusion is so
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  20. Ok. I've got the fuselage zipped up and been working on de-riveting [sic?]. An odd mix of heavy sanding (or the little b******s never go) and light sanding (so that the fuselage doesn't get sanded out of shape). It's been slow going but oddly relaxing. I had some issues with the nose joint - which needed filling - as you can see (bit cackhanded). For reason that are beyond me I scribed the engine panel lines too high up the fuselage sides - you can just see it in the photo below and so promptly had to fill them in again (not yet done it on this photo). Anyway. After that I scribed a f
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  21. Hello people, after over two months of a break I am back and making models again. After the break I completed 3 models in the last couple of days, 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 262, 1/72 Fokker E.III and 1/144 A-10 Thunderbolt II and here is the first of them: I started this model before the break but hated the build for no reason I can specifically tell. So two months later I said "what tjhe hell let's get this over with" and started building it again. As I brush paint the camo in the manual wasn't quite possible to achieve so I experimented and I gotta say it came out as awful as possible. Still he
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  22. Three great looking models there. Well done!
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  23. Nice work on all these.Excellent modelling. Can't go wrong with the 48th Hasegawa kits. I 've two built plus 72nd ones. But... wasn't Squirlbate an 'N'?? I done this one from the Aeromaster sheet to 72nd and is depicted as the long tail all clear canopy! I have serious doubts about the accuracy of some of the Superscale decals...especially the side view drawings. They can be very misleading. Am intersted in hearing from more knowledgable people here regarding 'Squirlbate'. MAybe AeroMaster was wrong??!!
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  24. Dear Guys hello!! I never realised that my boxart image would create this pickering! However i am a MODELLER myself and i am trying to portray box art in a good historical correctness and i always make big search in every image i have the commision for!! Dear Venomvixen, i did mentioned the possibility of you beeing joked so do not feel upset! Dear pacificmustang, abacus, thank you for the kind words about my art! Dear Greg B, i tottaly agree with you! However boxart is the first image that the modeller comes to face and i think it should be as accurate and historical as possible! I
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  25. Nice work! what colors you used for P40E & P40K?
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  26. Dear me, we haven't even seen the plastic in detail and we are now ripping apart the box art. Its certainly far better than I can produce as the only ships I could paint would be with a 6 inch paint brush and a large 5L tin of Admiralty Grey. Smart arrse comments are fine, just remember that its different face to face, not pixel to pixel and we all read things differently. Perception is a difficult thing with the sterile nature of a discussion board. Now can we go back to discussing the kit, not its cardboard container......
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  27. Heart breaking to think they have all gone , but a great reminder of the past....(even if there were no real Navy Harriers in it)........ Smudge
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  28. Hi Steve. At least they are still flying, that's the main thing!
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  29. Just a small update to acknowledge some help...... Italeri upperwing roundels replacing the Airfix ones The 'scoreboard' artwork sized up for a decal. (The codes and serials are the same) This is an operational highlights record rather than 'kill' markings. The swastikas and fasces represent attacks on German and Italian submarines and the sausage represents a collision with a barrage balloon one foggy night. There is a book by one of the crew of R-Robert and he called the fasces "triple r's" - not the beneficiary of a classical education but his book is quite well written http://ww
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  30. What a great build. Love the Avenger, a real brute. So 1/32, 1/48, Trump, Acc Min?
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  31. A little progress update, mostly parts clean up, filler for some panel lines and ejector pin marks taken care of. I build in sub assemblies with landing gear and ordnance being the start, with major airframe parts cleaned up and dry fitted, this seems to work for me because there are no surprises near the end of build that sideline a lot of modelers and stall progress, killing off enthusiasm and interest… Airframe parts cleaned up, assembled and primed… In most reference pics show these panel lines puttied over, but I have seen in some a very faint panel line. Having been up close and per
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  32. I'm a bit sorry to see the rubber bands have gone awry (or astray) Joint lines a tad looseish too, but it looks as if it will polish up into a very nice wotsit b
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  33. I'm definitely going to finish it - I'm not allowing myself to start the next kit until its done!
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  34. Arnold well done for a beautiful build, came out perfectly in my eyes. Thanks for the 'sludge wash' info, may have to give that ago myself sometime. Cheers...
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  35. Looking good. Having built several of these , i know what its like. Theres some serious work involved in building the kit even if you go out of box , adding detail just makes it take longer. Keep going though , the end results are worth it , thats why im building another one!
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  36. the panel lines look a little too deep, or is that just the pictures?
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  37. Good to see you here.. Great model as always.
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  38. Model kits are like a Chinese meal...........................3 hours later you want another one.........................
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  39. That's a great job! Been looking at getting me one of these kits and am even more tempted now.
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  40. A great model excellently presented.
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  42. Very nice to see in Austrian markings!
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  44. very tidy, makes a change to see a Tiffie from somewhere other than UK.
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  45. Yeap ! That's the good old Hasegawa mould!! Very interesting subject mate and really nice weathering. Did you use an airbrush to paint the SAE camouflage or a paint brush? I have also build it and it's a great kit. Keep up the good work. Cheers Sernak
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  46. Thanks for the compliments I originally put alot more of an explanation on the original post but my browser crashed so i had to redo the whole thing. incase anyone was curious the kit is pretty much out of the box bar the cockpit door glazing is made from clear acetate and the prop and spinner which where raided from the bits box and modified (i believe that they may be an early spitfires prop but they looked about right compaired to refernce photos) I did modify the kit prop to see if it was usable but the spit parts looked marginally better. the undercarriage has been car
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  47. 4 and a bit months later I'm not much further on I'm afraid, I've kinda put the seats to one side, but I'm on version 2 of the paint job in the cockpit after getting carried away with the weathering on version 1 Hopefully I can take some Pictures soon for an update. Thanks for the comments. Mike
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