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  1. Hi folks, Thanks to your praise for my Sea Venom, I've made sterling progress with my Sea Hawk, which is now complete in record time for me! The kit goes together well, although I needed a few rounds of filling and sanding to join the tail/rear fuselage to the forward fuselage. Fortunately the area is also covered by the Suez stripes, which helps. Paints were Xtracrylic Sky and EDSG and Tamiya for the painted stripes. Thanks to Mike for unknowingly giving me the perfect tip for spraying: 1 bar pressure and mix paint accordingly. It works wonders for me! The decals are truly awful. Many
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  2. Now before anyone says anything - I know they are the wrong colouring for the particular marks and the cat shown doesn't match the markings used. However, they were built to go on display in my in-laws house which is sited on the old RAF Mountbatten in Plymouth. The developers of the housing complex they live in made a little faux-pas in the naming of the houses, because, according to my (admittedly limited) research, the cat never flew operationally from there, but the Sunderland did! I didn't really have time to get them as perfect as I would have liked, and to ease painting, I neglected to
    5 points
  3. With some trepidation I submit my Revell Phantom FGR2 for inspection! I should say that I see myself as a keen 'novice' and that this model is no where near the standard of the rest of you guys! That said this is my favourite build so far and I really like it. This is built 'out of the box' except I bought the Airdoc RAF Germany decals and this is XV415 of 92 Sqd Guttersloh 1983. I used Humbrol enamels for the first time since I was a kid and Alclad for the engine areas. For next time I have some lessons to learn - the main one being the cockpit but it is all a learning curve isn't it! Cr
    3 points
  4. Hello friends, Here is my latest completion. 1/48 AFV Club F-5F (ROCAF kit) with KASL Hobby resin cockpit and FOD covers. Royale Resin wheels and a turned metal pitot. Decals are from the Old Revell Germany F-5E kit (two sets thanks Markus for the spares). I like the lines of the two seater. Swiss markings make for something different in the cabinet. Hope you like her. Comments welcome. Andrew P.
    3 points
  5. Hi Everyone, thought I`d show you some pic`s of my fourth Maritime effort, Tamiyas Prince of Wales along with two of her assailants which came with the kit apart from the kit contents I used some generic etched railings quite a bit of copper wire to detail the masts and rigging rebuilt the cranes using strips of plastic sheet to replace the solid kit items didn`t weather it too much to try and portray the paint scheme before it faded and finally a close up of its nemises hope you enjoy looking at
    2 points
  6. Good evening to you all. This is the first model that i have posted on this forum. After a 50 plus year wait I have finally got my Lancaster, my first way back in the 50s ended up going blob blob blob on the ground after putting a match to it , which seemed to happen to most of my attempts in those days !, but it was great fun watching that plastic melt wasnt it !!. This is also the first model that i tried out my mini studio with that i knocked up at the weekend . If you would like to see how i made it then you can see here; http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234937264-
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  7. Hi Not posted for a long while because I haven't finished anything recently... A few days off has let me get these two kits decalled and finished off. The Classic Airframes Wyvern S4 is my first short-run multi-media kit. I followed advice on-line and it seems to have come together OK. The resin parts were fine once I'd worked out where to use the razor-saw. I've not got the undercarriage quite right, having angled the legs forward a bit, but I'm quite happy with it. I wish I'd had the nerve to cut the canopy to show it open - all that work on the cockpit is near invisible! Some of the deca
    2 points
  8. Here my Avro Anson I always liked the splendid line of this plane I used the special hobby ex classic airframe 1/48 kit The biggest problem during the assembly was to integrate the dorsal part. A good quantity of filler is necessary The "David stars" were painted and the numbers recovered on a IAF decals sheet only two anson will be camouflaged during the war of independence After the war they will find delivered traditional aluminum color of post-war Anson
    2 points
  9. Here's a quick OOB build of the new tool Airfix Dambuster Lanc, built for a commemorative display at Cosford I'll leave it to those of you who are more 'Lancaster savvy' than me to provide a proper critique of this new release, but IMHO you won't be disappointed! Cliff
    2 points
  10. Hi folks,last post for a while as i,ve nothing near completion,1/48 sabre and thunderstreak primed but silver finishes and me never get on! Another great little kit this one painted the underwind ID bands rather than use decals.thanks for looking.
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  11. This machine was the result of work of Japanese aircraft Jiro Horikoshi - the man who created the legendary "Zero". Interesting form of the fuselage provided the 1800 hp engine "Casey" who had too large cross-section, and to minimize the lack of a large "forehead" of the actuator via a long shaft, and a special fan to cool the engine has reduced cross hood. Wide engine has provided a luxurious cabin - to the delight of the pilots. According to the terms of reference of Japanese military establishment, planes «Raiden» (Thunder) have been designed to reflect the high-altitude bomber raids. Their
    2 points
  12. I doubt it has anything to do with the amount of raw material in the box but rather the return on investment for the research and design that went into the kit. Its been at least 2 years since the Sea Vixen was released and in the current economic climate I doubt that the costs have reduced much in fact most likely increased. So that is why the kit costs more. Personally I'm not going to quibble about an extra tenner - this is a kit many people had never believed we'd see, and lets face it, we are not talking Hasegawa prices are we?
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  13. And now I read the thread and realise!!! Thread police!! Over here quick!!! Naughty man has made naughty lie!
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  14. This is the Academy 1/72 scale P-47D "Chief Ski-U-Mah II. Nice kit, but with the crappy thick decals synonymous with Academy kits.
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  15. So many problems with this kit but i just had to soldier on and get it done wether the bombs are to big or the bomb bays to small i cant say i also had a problem with the rear canopy not even remotely fitting so had to leave it off. Conclusion if i had to do this kit again id make sure id make the bomb bays bigger and use thin plasti card for the doors which should in turn make the bombs fit better id also remove the lugs which hold the bombs inside as they add atleast 2mm and in the end make the bombs protrude from the bays. But hey if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it is
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  16. Don't think they'll be breaking too many laws. That is until some modeller decides that it is great for floors.
    2 points
  17. It's not fair that [other] people should have such fun....... I've let my NPPL lapse at the moment - Pictures like that make me think seriously about getting airborne again. But I just know that an hour in a Robin 2160 in cold wet windy Yorkshire won't be quite the same. A few years ago the flying club at Sherburn had a Mudry Cap 10b (G-GDTU) which I used to hire now and again for some aerobatic practice - although I could only do about 20 minutes at a time before I made myself feel sick....How ropey must those aero's have been? I've just remembered that I taxied it into a 3' or 4' pole
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  18. I believe you would need to find a kit of the Mk.VI 'India Pattern' for Burma. A small number of ex-British M3 Honeys (Stuarts) were used by the Japanese in this campaign.....One sneakily knocked out an M3 Lee! As Seahawk points out, most of the pictures of British/Indian M3 Mediums in Burma appear to be Lees (M3A5s?), with British modifications such as the removal of the commander's MG cupola, addition of a smoke discharger to the turret and modified stowage bins: Note that both of the M3s in the pictures above have the early style bogies, so a regular M3 kit should be a good starting
    2 points
  19. Its a bit long but this is a interesting account of a dogfight. Lawrence Thompson meets Hartmann's G-14 ".... this was my first major dogfight I had in the war, in January 1945. I was flying a P-51D and we were supposed to meet with bombers over Romania. Well, the bombers never showed up! And we kept circling and wasting our fuel. When we were low on fuel the squadron leader orders us back to base, with the top group at 24,000 feet and the four bait Mustangs ordered to 15,000 feet. Now you might not really think about it, but the difference in altitude, 9,000 feet, is almost two miles,
    2 points
  20. Hi, Folks! This is one of the few German bombers during the Second World War. I used photoetched parts from "Eduard" and the wheels of the "Equipage".
    1 point
  21. Hi To everyone here on the Britmodeller, Over that last couple of years a lot of people have been very kind and supportive of the work that I have done with the Airfix brand. In this time I have has several requests as to ' is there any artwork for sale' and have always indicate that in the near future some would become available. Since the start of the year I have been setting up a new Company which now sells aviation artwork from aviation classics magazine. We have produced a series of artworks that have been published in the magazine and are now available to purchase. Classic aircraft
    1 point
  22. Hi all good britmodeller folk welcome to this the first of my multibuild on th WIP section. It has been fun and long and its no were near finished yet so if you want to follow the rest here is the link: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234936632-1st-one-finished-dragon-vulcan-b1a-2-b1-big-surgery-for-3-small-kits/ This model is a holy grail for me with special significance and a funny ironic link that makes me smile. For when I was a kid I had bought for me a video called the vulcan story in the middle was full colour footage of very pretty white vulcans that looked some
    1 point
  23. One of the finest airfix Kits is without any doubt the new Lynx AH.7. I fixed it within 6 weeks just out of the box. I used only some colored spare etched parts for the interior area.
    1 point
  24. Although I'm quite new to maritime modelling I did build this for a friend who was asked to build a Titanic kit for someone. But when he was presented with this, he realised he was out of his depth, so I volunteered to do it on his behalf. This was a OOB build. Thanks for looking.
    1 point
  25. This quite small picture came from the collection of a 451 (Australian) Squadron veteran. It appears to be in the dark blue (Royal Blue, mixed colour?) scheme apparently used in the Mediterranean. I believe I have seen similar pictures, perhaps the same one. Can anyone shed any light on it?
    1 point
  26. Another tick on the Fighter collection, this time the F-3. I built this I think in 1996, wheels down, but dispensed with all those dangly bits this time around. Surprising how many manufacturers don't provide you with the doors to close the u/c bays properly! I ended up making my own with plastic card, which was fun... Not too much filler used, the leading edge fences are non-existent, apart from the two Chinese Walls, so I added those too. The cockpit is quite sparse so I got the Airwaves set to jazz it up a bit, though you can't see the consoles after all that! I used the air brakes from th
    1 point
  27. Work started at 8.30 pm on Thursday 28th March, 2013 Mrs at work.....Check,Kids in bed..check....Right lets go!!! I down loaded the PDF file from the Eduard website of the Brass etched kit that I had ordered(49437) and took it on a data stick into my local printers to have it printed and blown up to A3 size.......Cracking Idea because the kit comes with the same sheets but in A4.....and when your dealing with tiny peices,its worth paying the Tenner so you can see what you trying to acheive!!!. The printed sheet is also in colour as aposed to the black and white A4 kit instructions. I
    1 point
  28. Water - just clean the cup out first, spray the remnants until the flow is clean, then flush through with water, maybe add a drop of detergent. Check and clean the needle, flush again, job done. The only extra thing I do is to leave the brush on its stand with some Vallejo airbrush cleaner in the cup, the new Humbrol airbrush cleaner also works.
    1 point
  29. Amazing. On par with a few guys I saw building on a stand inside Bovington tank museum last year...
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  30. I believe that there is a book out on British Shermans in India, (i don't have it) which would perhaps imply a Bison decal sheet to go with it, but I couldn't find that.
    1 point
  31. I do believe this is a M3 Grant in Burma. Malc.
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  32. Perfect. Absolutely perfect!!!
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  33. Mine's ready for decals now - no bogging down for me! The Zvezda BF109F kit isn't bad, nowhere near as nice as the Fine Molds one but then it is half to 2/3rds cheaper! The first thing that springs to mind would be to drill out the supercharger intake or replace it with a quickboost one and of course a set of seatbelts and it should be fine. thanks Mike
    1 point
  34. Thanks guys I must invest in one. Cheers rob
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  35. Probably the case as these were the 2 main variants supplied to the UK. Because the Lee/Grant II proved perfectly adequate in Burma, the Sherman only appeared on the scene quite late. I seem to recall a Military Modelling articles on them, from which I took the message that they were mostly Sherman Vs (M4A4). There was an article on Lees in Burma on pages 46-51 of Military Modelling for 2 November 2001 (with some good archive photos IIRC) and an article on modelling them in 1/35 on pages 36-39 of March 2007 Military In Scale. Thanks to Sgt Squarehead for finding some pics to back up som
    1 point
  36. After the dissappointment with the harrier I started with a quick Oscar - typical Hasegawa nice details with simple construction. Started with the pit, you can't see a lot of it once it's in place though Then assembled the rest of the airframe, all goes together really simply. Then engine paints up nicely too Peter
    1 point
  37. This is my Mongram 1/48 Hustler. This aircraft reresents jet from the 305th BW at Bunker Hill AFB. I used Lone Star intakes and exhaust, Fisher Elevons and Mike Grant decals that went on very nice. I used Alclad II Paints and model master Metalizers.Not an easy kit,the worst part was putting on the tail. My goal was to achieve the look of an aircraft sitting alert, not a polished trophy winner. Photo were taken with a Fuji camera set to auto. Thanks for looking Rod
    1 point
  38. sorry more pics ok are we sitting comfortably,i,ll begin again... this trial didnt work,nuts hot melt glued to inside the base.. so in the end,glued a wood screw in place of the bolt,which screwed nicely into the wooden dowel.... end result so whole vehicle just tightens up on the dowel, just in case you dont know,this is a pound shop tripod,plenty of sleeving in one. and dowel is a snug fit finally a few details the whole thing is pretty sturdy.. might be of some use to someone enjoy......cheers Don
    1 point
  39. Fair point IF you want to spend hours of spare time trawling on the internet. Not everybody does so I cannot personally agree that magazines are virtually redundant. I use a computer as part of my day to day work. The last thing I personally want is to spend even more hours on a PC at home. I don't subscribe to any but, I do buy SAM / SAMI/ MAI & Airfix Modelworld. I reckon that's MORE than enough !! Lol! I find there is a practical aspect as well. It's a lot easier to have a mag open on your bench beside you as you work!! I can't do that with my PC!! . I don't personally subscribe be
    1 point
  40. Great photos as usual Mike, very convincing. I really like the air to air shot with the chase plane's wing in view, very clever. Duncan B
    1 point
  41. The Revell Ferrari F10 is actually very close in shape etc to the Lotus. The air vents on the pontoon side tops were filled and smoothed, the nose shortened by 5mm, the front wing supports reshaped into an 'S' shape, the rear wing end plates reshaped and the upper rear airbox fin was cut down. All the alterations were actually pretty simple. Designing and making the decals took FAR longer than converting the car but it was fun and I was (and still am...) disappointed that nobody makes a sensibly priced kit of this lovely car. Roy.
    1 point
  42. Looks pretty cool to me.
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  43. I love the way you do your photo's in-flight. I built this many moon ago because its a very strange bird even for an X plane. Steve.
    1 point
  44. Brilliant (again), Mike. The 1st and 4th photos are especially realistic to my eyes. David
    1 point
  45. hi all, lots of new things over at finest hour art - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Finest-Hour-Art/235890616429673#!/pages/Finest-Hour-Art/235890616429673 www.finesthourart.com we have lots of new artowork - the F5A - F5E and to commemorate the dambusters three new artworks! thanks for looking and liking us on facebook! Al always thanks for the positive comments everyone!
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  46. made this small dio over the last few days:
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  47. I do the same for my profile drawings, to each his own but to me using photographs for say ejection seats etc. just doesn't feel right. Also, though I may curse doing them continuously, I secretly enjoy drawing all the fiddly bits!
    1 point
  48. Ah cool, good to see someone doing this right for a change. A lot of 3D renders I see are technically very good but artistically they leave a lot to be desired especially in composition, you seem to have got that nailed
    1 point
  49. Fantastic idea and location Jens, I think it could catch on! Now where's my 1/32 scale Charlize Theron kit...?
    1 point
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