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  1. -This another of Mr Paul COUDEYRETTE model, the Monogramm 1/48 old B 58 kit, He is spenting a few holidays in Spain but he have seen your comments about his F 100, he thanks gratfully everybody for their comments on his model . Now the Hustler...... -Enjoy...
    5 points
  2. The performance properties of coatings cannot be generalised. For example lead pigmented paints darken with exposure to atmospheric sulfides. Ruths of Hamburg reported their belief that the artificial resins manufactured by W&B used sulphur in the process which was efficacious in improving their adherence to metal alloys. The use of such resins might have been catalytic to darkening paint and as a result revised pigments, intended to offset these effects, introduced. The only way to truly understand what nachdunkelnden implied would be to read the output report of the scientific analysis o
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  3. Finally got this one finished. Airfix 1/48 B-57 with a CMK cockpit and Two-Mikes corrected tail.
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  4. Well i have stepped away from my usual 1/32 comfort zone and delving into the smaller scale of 1/48 , specifically the 1/48 Testors YF-12A I bought this kit about 6 years ago and it was pretty rare then but you can not accurately turn the standard SR-71 into a YF-12A, there are too many differences in contour and shape in the forward fuselage section alone. I have to admit this it was with some reservation I broke the sealing film on the box as there is no way back then. I could hear the collectors cries from my study, I calmed myself with the knowledge I buy models to build not to horde in
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  5. Pro 3532, 1/350 Vickers 0.5" Quad Machine Gun is now available, priced at £4.55 for a pack of 4 mounts. Resin castings plus PE, and the usual clear instructions by Peter Hall. Order now: https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/p/WEM+1350+Royal+Navy+Vickers+Mk3+05+Quad+Machine+Gun+x4+Pro+3532/19227/#.UZVYKcpQ2Hg
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  6. Hi all, here my Swiss Tiger in 1:48. Its from the AFV Club F-5E. Added the Aires cockpit and some PP`s by Eduard. The Decals are out of the box (be carfull with them)
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  7. Thought id upload my latest aircraft. The kit went together with no problems however the fit of the canopy caused a bit of trouble. Its not my best model but im fairly happy with it as i had a few problems with the gloss coat being a little bit patchy in some places. Painted with Tamiya Acrylics, humbrol acrylic clear sprays and weathered using humbrols new black weathering powders. Any thoughts welcome. Cheers
    2 points
  8. Lublin completed. WIP here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234937416-lublin-r-xiii-d-mirage-hobby-148/
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  9. The old Airfix Gladiator is awful, so I threw it away without putting glue to plastic. I did keep the decals and used them on the Revell Gladiator... ...and only then did someone remind me that Airfix were releasing a new tool Gladys. D'oh! And in a sudden change of direction... No it's not Barry White dressed in Evel Knievel's jumpsuit. It's a rather butch looking Melody Angel
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  10. Brilliant Idea! I will look forward to the imminent release of the Tamiya Spey Engined Toom in 1:32 that will be announced within 8 hours of you breaking the back of your build odyssey!
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  11. Hi all, I have spoilt myself lately.. I have bought these kits.... I see them for sale at a good price and can't help myself!! The Sherman was a good deal, £399 all in including the Tamiya CD rom on the Tiger 1. The latest purchase was the Leopard, and boy what a bargain!! Less than £450 from the guy I bought the Pershing off, he wanted it "out of the way" I will say, £1150 retail is rediculous, even for a kit this good!! Anyway, what do you get in the massive box.. well, do a search on the 'net and you'll see plenty of reviews. I don't have a table big enough to spread it all out on!! s
    1 point
  12. Here's a small secection of the photos I took at Derwent yesterday we got there early to ensure we got a parking space and after scouting a few locations we made the decision to walk up the hill it was tricky to compose a shot with the Lanc flying over the towers as she came over a bit higher than I thought she would but our viewpoint offered us a unique opportunity to photograph these aircraft at low level. Derwent Lancaster 005 by Marks CVS, on Flickr Derwent Lancaster 009 by Marks CVS, on Flickr Derwent Lancaster 010 by Marks CVS, on Flickr Derwent Tornado 003 by Marks CVS, on Flick
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  13. Hi just found this so thought I'd post it up, no daft background music to spoil things either. Tim.
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  14. Hi there, here are some pics of my recently finished Sunderland. Painted with tamiya acrylics and finished with Alclad flat, which the jury is still out on cant make my mind up if I prefer peobo which is more flat. the alclad is far easier too spray, but be warned it does react to white spirit, and i did get into a mess, and the thing still feels a bit sticky even with the final coat on. thanks to BM for helping me to sort out color issues with extra dark sea grey and dark slate grey, think i should have put the slate grey on first ??!!. Hope you like, thanks for looking.
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  15. Hi all... Just a couple of pics of my latest build, which I finished today. I got this kit a few months ago as I thought it would be a nice little kit to do, something different. At first I was only going to do the Drone, but in the end I decided to give the base and figures a go as well. Academy have an interesting way of doing the digital camo on the figures, it's all decals. It works ok, as long as you don't look too close. Anyhow, here are the details and pics: Kit: Academy RQ-7B UAV Scale: 1:35 Paint & Weathering: Brushed painted with Revell Aqua Colour, Citadel Nuln Oil Shade, Pro
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  16. Hi All, this is the last of my three calibration B.57's This one was the only B.57B used for the satellite trials. The kit is the Italeri 1/72 scale B strait out of the box except the markings of course! The three amigo's Thanks for looking! John
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  17. 1/48 monogram harrier gr1 to gr3 Monogram kit converted with heritage aviation parts including , nose, inlets, cockpit eduard etch HL-10 supplied the tail , tanks and sneb rocket pods xtradecals falklands sheet paints are tamiya with vallejo matte varnish build thread is here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234923394-multi-harriers-part-2-gr3/page-2?hl=harrier multi harrriers
    1 point
  18. Sorry if somebody has already posted this:
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  19. A few more updates from last Sunday morning before all hell broke loose... Now the weathering needs to start once I have painted the cannons and I have brought some of the True Earth products to try out.
    1 point
  20. Hi guys This is my Italeri 1/48 Bell 47 that I finished earlier in the year and build oob just for a laugh. Painted using Humbrol rattle can and enamels Decals are from kit and spares box. She was going to be all over OD green but decided on this at the last minute after seeing something like it on the net. Enjoy. IMG_2976 by Snapper_city, on Flickr IMG_2975 by Snapper_city, on Flickr IMG_2974 by Snapper_city, on Flickr IMG_2972 by Snapper_city, on Flickr
    1 point
  21. I finished this a few weeks ago and finally sorted the pictures out. This is the first Mig 15 I've ever made and being Airfix it was a nice and simple build. I brush painted with Humbrol polished steel metal cote. I managed to get a decent shine after buffing but when i sprayed new formula klear, it dulled a bit. Weathered with pro-modeller dark wash. Messed up the canopy that's why it looks cloudy, Still a lot to learn...... Here's the pics..............
    1 point
  22. The Revell SE5a, a lovely little kit, simple and went together rather well (apart from a seam that rivalled the Grand Canyon on the underside of the thuselage). I rigged her with 0.1mm fishing line - I'm having a lot of fun rigging 1/72 bipes at the moment...
    1 point
  23. You can't fool me that's a real F-5E! Stephen
    1 point
  24. Great looking job you've done there. I've got a couple of the SH kits and an old Airfix one so I'll coming back to this for reference. Often thought a what if model using the Whirlwind mainframe but with Meteor wings and engines could be quite interesting.
    1 point
  25. Mr Airfix, I hope you are listening regarding a 1/48 whirlwind? Hehe!
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  26. If you hadn't have said I would never have nioticed. ..............................That will start the hand bags at dawn brigade...............
    1 point
  27. Currently working on the Revell/Matchbox Hawker Fury Mk1. And because life ain't interesting enough, I treated myself to the Eduard Weekend Airco DH2 (1/48 for a change). What gauge line should I use for the rigging, d'you think?
    1 point
  28. The Airfix Shagbat. A much nicer kit than I expected. I did a lot of work building up the interior, which makes the view through the windows a bit more interesting. On that score, it would have been wasted effort had I not replaced the cockpit canopy with a home-made version
    1 point
  29. Hi all this is not my normal scale 1/72 but I thought I would give it ago, and I was pleasantly supprised at how well she's turning out. Clive
    1 point
  30. Come on guys, calm down and lets just celebrate that fact that Tamiya are releasing another great aircraft kit. It may not be everyones cup of tea, but as has been said, if it sells well they just might release something you are interested in.
    1 point
  31. Very nice Mig-15, all the better for the lack of red stars!
    1 point
  32. A superb build of this Beagle bomber ! She looks great and the replica of this solid and long-serving Russian craft is presented wonderfully here in your images. Mike
    1 point
  33. Oh if only that box art was for real. Nice job on it Iain. Now, about those few things you need to clear off the workbench, how am I supposed to berate you for not finishing the Super Connie & Lightning when I really want to watch these take shape!?!
    1 point
  34. Hells bells! That bit of reference I've sent you (if you know what I mean ), better get to you soon, or you'll have them after you! Sean
    1 point
  35. Been doing some domestic negotiating in preparation for when it's out. Told her that she can move out of she doesn't like it !!!!!!
    1 point
  36. You can use Model Master Intermediate Blue or Gunze Color No.72 (Intermediate Blue).
    1 point
  37. Vallejo Model Colour do a French Mirage Blue.
    1 point
  38. Many eons ago, when I first attempted a line up of Lightnings (some serious Airfix/Hasegawa & Matchbox kit bashing!) my plan was to feature all nine of the frontline Squadrons with each of the nine marks (and sub marks). So : 5 Sqn (F3a), 11 Sqn (T5), 19 Sqn (F2-or F2a), 23 Sqn (F6), 29Sqn (F3), 56Sqn (F1a-Firebirds), 74 Sqn (F1), 92 Sqn (F2a or F2) , 111 Sqn (T4). (The plan never reached completion - funnily enough - I managed just 3 or 4 I think!!) Of course all of these front line squadrons used either a T4 or T5, or both in some instances. So the choice is large, and most if not al
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  39. Thank you Brian & Jason, nice to know you're finding inspiration from this one, go for it on the Aeronavale Seafires as I for one will enjoy seeing them. Right, progress to date, made a stand. Lump of clear plastic that once served as a display for sunglasses covered in rumppled tinfoil and painted a couple shades of blue. A bladed bicycle spoke will hold the model aloft; Canopy sorted for detail and glued on; Then the hook glued into place; The photo I found showed I had the wing root colour demarcation wrong so that was carefully masked and corrected. A bit of weathering to ble
    1 point
  40. I really like that, I've always thought it was an interesting design
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  41. Completed surgery on the undercarriage, and she is now standing on her own two feet. Need to be careful as the undercarriage is fragile. Already collapsed on me once. Folded wings are now attached an I am calling this finished. Will take some better photos for the gallery next weekend.
    1 point
  42. OK, so how did this get moved?? I thought a 1/16 build belonged in the 1/16 section?? Anyway, on with the wheels.. Here are the parts that make up each pair of roadwheels... You can see the phosphor bronze bearings on the left, they are as the kit provides. I have bought some ball bearings for the wheels, they are on the right... Here we can see the built wheels, ready for primer. If it's of any interest, the wheels are made of ABS, so require a strong cement to stick them. I went to the Gloucester show today, and Little cars.com provided me with a liquid cement called "Plastic-Weld".
    1 point
  43. Here's my final build thread for today. I've started on the 540 motors... I checked the mesh of the pinion gear with the spur gear, before assembling the gearbox halves,because Tamiya state 14mm from the end of the gear to the motor casing, but one of them needs to be more like 16mm to mesh correctly . The gearbox, fully assembled is quite a lump and weighs in at no less than 0.7 Kg!! These parts go to make up the output shafts, they drive the sprockets and bolt on the outside of the hull. Assembled... This kit is typically Tamiya quality. This has been a pleasure to build, com
    1 point
  44. I know what you mean, but those steel arms are so expensive!! I think the pivots should also be replaced. I guess this one needs to stay on the carpet? So, on with the gearbox build... Here's the parts for the mainshaft... Here's the shaft all built up.. I've glued the bearings into the gears as they are not a tight fit, and it would be catastrophic if they spun in the gear.. don't ask me how I know... On to step 4 of the manual and we are building the layshaft.. Once again, all put together... Spur gears. These are driven by the motors and transfer the power to the gearbox.
    1 point
  45. oh SO tempted to buy this, have 4 different Mustang variants in 1/72 to build, I keep looking every time I go to Model Zone, but I know my missus would use my swann Morton #11 to remove my codlings
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