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  1. For a 25 year or so old kit it really stands up well in a number of areas whilst also showing it's age in others. The detail in the cockpit, weapons bay and wheel bays is as good as any new release that has come out in the past year or so; however the fit of the parts is very 1970's and the panel lines are raised. Rather than rescribe the kit I built this old gal in the manner of the day when she was released and built up any panel lines that had been lost during the sanding of the not to well fitting parts. Construction was completely out of the box, which just showed hoe well detail
    5 points
  2. This is the second of my many adversary TA-4s. It has been a WIP for a long time but I finished it last week. And with its "sister": Jens
    4 points
  3. Just finished Airfix's latest, and what a superb little kit it turned out to be. No fit issues, a little filler required here and there, a nice cockpit and a wonderfully thin canopy. It captures the sit-up-and-beg look of the real Vampire T.11 perfectly, and the method for attaching the wings and booms has banished all memories of misaligned tailbooms on other Vampire kits permanently. It will not be the last Airfix Vampire that crosses my bench, that's for sure. Hmm... Norway... Kit built out of the box with addition of masking tape seatbelts. Painted with Vallejo Model Air (first time- very
    4 points
  4. 44-13691, G4-A "Passion Wagon". Pilot: 1st Lt. Arval J. "Robby" Roberson (6 kills), 362 Fighter Squadron, 357 Fighter Group, September 1944. Aircraft painted with British paints Dark Green and Medium Sea Grey. After Roberson left 357 FG "Passion Wagon" was flown by his wingman, 1st Lt. Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Weaver, who added another two kill markings to the fuselage side. Later the airplane got a fin fillet and was reassigned to 364 FS and coded C5-V with name changed to "Gypsy", but still with Roberson's pin-up girl. Kit: Airfix, 1/72. Fin fillet removed. Drop tanks from Revell P-51C, decals:
    4 points
  5. My latest work, excelent and acurate model. Link to WIP pictures http://www.maketarskikutak.com/index.php/topic,15521.0.html. I hope you like it .
    4 points
  6. I've just finished this on Friday after getting it at Telford 2012. I had no idea this was on the market or due out so was very pleased to see a pile of them and a built one on display on that stand. Like a western gun draw the cash was out and I was well chuffed. Anyway I got started straight after the Heritage JP3 build whilst in the groove. I was quite impressed by the cockpit although there are a couple of anomalies but hey ho its a 1/48 JP5 that's mass produced, I really didn't like the side panels I'd prefer it if it was molded rather than a separate panel. The kit itself fly's together
    3 points
  7. Right my swear box is full on this one... but for £18 (thanks Debanhams) wasent so bad real *cough* ive tried to add more details on the interior but i fell there should be more its just sooooo big and my patience started to flag. so here it is in all her glory... Introducing my Spitfire Vb. Thanks for looking
    3 points
  8. I would like present to community my latest finished model. Model was inspired by photo of pink-coloured Spit of No.16 Sqn. This is "light" conversion of ICM Spitfire Mk.VII. Short list of additions and corrections: - camera window was cut out, camera immitation was made and installed inside; - rivets was added; - locks on engine compartment panels was rescribed, as there was missing a lot; - elevator "dropped down" as it should be when control stick is not locked; - exhaust pipes sustituted for halvanically grown from REXx aftermarket company. Model painted with two tones of pink col
    3 points
  9. hi guys!! this fw 190 d-9 "Red 3" of the "Jagdverband 44" was flown by hauptmann waldemar wübke at ainring airfield as a member of the famous "sachsenbergschwarm" in april 1945. the "doras"where delegated as "platzschutzstaffel" to protect the taking off an landing phase of the me 262 jetfighters at munich-riem airfield. to make the d-9 clearly visible to the ground crews of the aa-gun protection the planes where manually painted to have a red underside with white stripes. the platzschutzstaffel of jv44 is also known as "galland's flying circus". it's a great kit and it was really fun to bui
    3 points
  10. Latest of the bench is the new Airfix 1/48 Spitfire PR XIX. This is a peach of a kit .....totally shake and bake. It's OOB except for the decals which are MA (the codes were a bit miss registered so I had to go to the spares box) and the addition of a boat antenna under the rear fuselage. A big thanks to Gingerbob and Miggers for their help with the dreaded cockpit colours. It's meant to have 4 spoke wheel hubs but these are not included in the kit. ( WWII machines had both the 4 spoke wheel hubs and boat antenna ..... why did Airfix not include them like wise the wing black walkway lines???
    2 points
  11. Here she is, finished over two months, which puts me on target to complete 6 models this year.... There are some things I'm not happy with, but rather than correct them I am going to make sure I overcome them in the next build, whatever that might be........
    2 points
  12. This one is almost straight from the box apart from the addition of some of the CMK resin set which replaced the gun bays, cockpit and nose gear retraction leg. Other than that it was pretty much straight out of the box including the decals, which represent the subject of the box art, F-84G Thunderjet FS-271 of 508th SFW based at Turner AFB in 1956. I know that the gun bay cover should be hinged at the front, but for the purposes of the photos this was left unattached and I think that the ladder should be zinc chromate yellow, which I'll re paint at some stage before she goes into the display
    2 points
  13. Let me present to you the next model from my series of soviet aircraft of World War II. I consider it necessary to note that this aircraft (prototype I-200) was actually the brainchild of a talented air constructor Nikolay Polikarpov (not only Mikoyan and Gurevich). In 1939 Polikarpov was sent on a mission to Germany. In his absence, the plant manager Pavel Voronin and chief engineer P. Dementyev separated from the part of CB (Constructors Bureau) units and top designers (including Mikhail Gurevich), and organized a new experimental design department, and in fact - the new CB, under the lead
    2 points
  14. Hi all, Some 56 Squadron added, more to add later. Brian.
    2 points
  15. Latest completions for the wifes growing collection. She has a thing for the old stuff, so if she spots a kit she thinks looks 'nice', she buys it and I have to build it! Anyhow, Airfix 1/48 Spitfire XII and Italeri 1/48 Spitfire FR.Mk.IX
    2 points
  16. Was delivered 20/02, started building 22/02 and finished today. Bit of a record for me! The model almost builds itself. As I was building it with the lid closed, I used an antique set of Extratech belts. The cockpit is more than adequate if closed up. Regardless of what Brett says on HS, you cannot pose it canopy open using the kit canopy unless you do a bit of excavating to the inside of the canopy. That's what I did when I built the Mk XII. I drilled out the exhausts replaced the air scoop with one made from sheet copper and fitted a monofilament whip aerial and that was about it. The M
    2 points
  17. Hi all!! Here comes my Bf 109 E-7 "Trop" from Revell....but actually it's a Hasegawa-Kit. My model shows the "Yellow 13" flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille at the beginning of his participation on the africa campaign. Later he flew the famous "Yellow 14". The fit was great so the assembly was easy. For painting I used colors from Gunze and Revell. The camouflage spots on the top of the wings and the fuselage I made with a paper template. The antenne wire is made of pulled sprue. At last everything was sealed with matte clear coat. Hope you like my "Emil"?
    2 points
  18. Hello all Thought I would share with you my experiences of the new Airfix Vampire. First, it is a good kit with some lovely detail and panel lines that although seem a little deep actually look fine under a little paint. I built it pretty much OOB except for adding some seat harnesses from lead foil, seat top ejection pull handles and a few antennae around the place. After finishing it I saw some pics of the Duxford machine on which my chosen scheme seems to be based and found I had the wrong configuration of pull-handle so don't go copying me! Construction wise it's a little smasher with
    2 points
  19. Hi Guys, Here is my first helicopter for many years, Italeri's superb 1/48 Wessex. I managed to acquire all 3 of the Revell offerings but never built one as they really don't capture the look of the Wessex. This kit however does justice to the Wessex, the long serving workhorse of the Royal Navy. Construction was pretty much from the box. The PE provided a good touch but I did find the guide pins for mesh round the main rotor were too low when using the PE. I built them up with some thin strips of plasticard which worked well. I lined the interior cabin with tissue coated in dilute
    2 points
  20. Finished her off this afternoon, complete with NI fit armour and Night Sun... Built totally OOB with the only addition of the antenna wires... Build thread is here
    2 points
  21. Yeah, i could put it in the lounge and look at it when I get made to sleep on the sofa
    2 points
  22. LOL... seven pages on a £8 1/72 kit... I've not bought one yet but intend to at Southern Expo... I will have fun building it and will happily display it at shows and won't give a thought about accuracy... IMO, there is no such thing anyway at least not at these prices. I love when some builders buy a kit then buy resin cockpits/intakes/etc, PE parts. vacform canopies, white metal undercarriges and after market decal sets..spending twice what the original kit cost.... they do make for wonderfully insightful WIP's... long may such model builders continue... but it's not for me personally... but
    2 points
  23. I thought this was BritMODELLER so use your skills and don't expect perfection from an £8 kit. If you can't use your skills to overcome the alleged faults perhaps it time you took up another hobby. From my point of view its a little cracker and well done to Airfix for it.(The last one I built with my Father was chunks of balsa and a plan in the 1950's) Not really a rant but just to show you how far we have come in our hobby.
    2 points
  24. Well here she is. Finished. Base Kit - Revell 1/32 Westland Lynx Mk88A Paints - Mr Hobby grey primer Grey - Tamiya grey primer Green - Mixture of Vallejo Air - 094, 096 (35%/35%), 010 (15%), 016 (15%) Blades - Tamiya AS06 spray Tamiya gloss and flat varnishes. Flory black and dart dirt washes. Figure - base figure from ADV/Azimut-Modell, head from Hornet. Modyfied to represent British Army Air Corps. Scratched helmet, nav bag and 'go-pack bergen' (milliput). Scratch built (predominantly moulded and resin cast using Sylmasta products): Nose, Skids, Exhausts, Interior (seats, instrument pane
    1 point
  25. I've always wanted one of these but can't shake the idea that the 1/72 version is a bit big, so here's Pit Road's boxing of Trumpeter's little LCAC: I got one (actually two!) for a bargain price in HLJ's sale at the end of last year. This seems like the ideal opportunity to make it, although I realised I have a couple of 1/144 Gundams lurking in the cupboard too. Maybe later... For a relatively small machine the box is quite full. The parts are laid out much like their ship kits - one piece deck, structures built up from separate walls, and lots of fine detail. I'm quite looking forward
    1 point
  26. Another (I mean after the AvantGarde Model Kits Kfir - see here http://www.britmodeller.net/forums/index.php?/topic/234925006-148th-iai-kfir-c2c7-by-avantgarde-model-kits-expected-late-march-2013-sprues-pics/ ) 1/48th IAI Kfir C.2/.7 from Kinetic (with decals design from Isracast) - ref.480476 Source: SAMI V.P.
    1 point
  27. How do chaps, All done and fit to be seen. Comments welcome, Regards, Steve
    1 point
  28. I finished this Alconbury F-5E almost a year ago but I only got to photograph it today. It's the AFV Club kit with TwoBobs decals. Paints are from Xtracolor. Jens
    1 point
  29. AM214 "C", 309 Squadron, Polish Air Force, England, 1943. Since December 15, 1942 AM214 was personal mount of F/O Jerzy Gołko (later Squadron Leader), but was also used by F/Lt Janusz Lewkowicz, known of the first Stavanger raid he made on Mustang AG648. Kit: P-51 Academy 1/72, converted to Mustang Mk.I. Fuselage guns: Master. Decals from universal sets of Techmod i Tally-Ho.
    1 point
  30. Hi all, just thought I`d show you some pic`s of my very latest effort: Hasegawas RF-4 Phantom in 1/48 Built from the RF-4B kit, as I couldn`t find a `C` version and done as `Snoopy War`s Hell` from the 11th TRS, 432nd TRW, Udorn, Thailand circa 1969 Apart from after-market decals it`s mostly OOB exceptions being; home made seat belts , rear view mirrors, detail on rear cockpit stbd side and ECM pod from Hasegawa weapons set Had to cut a few lumps and bumps off the kit but most of the `C` bits were on the sprues took a
    1 point
  31. This is my B-17 its was a bit of a pig to put together lots of filler and flash and had a few mishaps with decals i dint put the camo patter on and i think the flaps are the wrong colour, i will say some it looks better than the one i built when i was 13 (in 3 hours:shutup: ) Thanks for looking
    1 point
  32. lovely finish on a pretty little jet well done Glenn.....
    1 point
  33. Superb Jens! Makes me want to go and watch Top Gun again!
    1 point
  34. For decals try here, http://lifthereserbia.wordpress.com/ , Lift Here Decals from Serbia.
    1 point
  35. Very smart - especially like the job on today's deserty one! cheers Rick
    1 point
  36. http://framework.latimes.com/2011/06/13/memphis-belle/
    1 point
  37. Great looking adversaries! I love these schemes on the A-4s and you've done a great job on these two
    1 point
  38. They look great, lovely job! Shaun
    1 point
  39. nice scooters well done Glenn.....
    1 point
  40. Heavy panel lines or not, I shall be adding one to the list. My grandfather was an apprentice at Shorts, before joining RAF B.C. as a Nav. He also trained on the Stirling before moving onto Lancs, so it's an essential purchase as far as I'm concerned.
    1 point
  41. useless at high alpha im sticking with a delta
    1 point
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  43. What I want to know is how does Nobby manage to make everything look so even and regular. If I tried his Milliput trick, adding details by pressing an object into the putty, I'd get all the way around and then find I didn't have quite enough room to get the last depression in...and leaving it out leaves a notable gap. Come on, Nobby, tell us how you do it...please??? Was convoluted maths involved - 2 times pi times the radius divided by the length of the widget used to make the impressions? This is doing my head in!
    1 point
  44. I love this Sunderland, I think the chipping on the paint is very authentic and that includes the damaged paint on the aircraft markings too. Too often a model will appear with excellent wear and weathering that still has clean undamaged markings , totally unreal I think You can take Alan's (LDSModeller) advice seriously, he knows these aircraft better than I do, my love for them is from my father flying in Sunderlands in the latter years of the war, in/from Wales. (Always said he was chief tea maker onboard, he made a super cup of tea, my dad) And welcome here after being with the Russian
    1 point
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  46. Just took a few pics outside to check the glossyness! lol and in case anyone was wondering, there are chickens in the background....
    1 point
  47. Just a quick update......... RBF tags and FOD's added (one more on main UC) ....
    1 point
  48. Scale: 1/48 Kit: Tamiya JS-2 "Stalin" Built as: 7th Independant Guards Heavy Tank Brigade, Berlin, April 1945 Painted with: Humbrol rattle cans, Citadel washes and Tamiya/Revell acrylic Build thread : http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234935301-late-entrant-tamiya-148-js-2/#entry1249219
    1 point
  49. Had time to do a bit of modelling this week I've finihsed the undercarrage, flaps etc. Just got to do the canopy now (special thanks to two people on this site), FOD guards, RBF tags. Then looking forward to the next project. My gourgeous wife bought tickets to go to Duxford this weekend and I took hundreds of photo's (modelling type, now I know what to look for) When iI sort them I'll upload to online storage for download.. Anyway nearly finished
    1 point
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