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  1. Hello modellers!, I am adding another newcomer to my american WW2 fleet This time it is B-25J from 447th BS - Corsica 'Ave Maria' s/n: 43-27636/II Kit: B-25J Hasegawa Scale: 1/72 Used colors: XF-62 post-shaded with various tones of olive drab/dark green: H304 - FS34087 H078 H064 H423 Fuselage bottom is sprayed with Alclad II Polished Aluminium in combination w/ Dark Aluminium. After-Market decals: Kits-World Photo etched metals: Eduard BIG-ED Thanks for all useful comments Peter
    7 points
  2. Hi guys, though I'd share my latest completed model with you, took part on a group build over on another forum. Hope you like. Any comments or criticism welcome! It can only make me better for the next one! Kit : 1/48 Tamiya Aftermarket parts : Eduard zoom set Decals : OOB Paints : Tamiya Washes : Flory dark dirt and brown
    6 points
  3. Hi Everyone, just finished my latest French aircraft build to go with my Invader and Kingcobra, Hellers F4U-7 Corsair Went for the heavy weathered look on this one as photo`s of these aircraft from Indochina and Algeria show Built mostly as Mr Heller intended with just some seat straps, plastic sheet and wire embellishments here and there I don`t know what vintage this kit is but I was a bit surprised when I opened the box.. as the kit was very basic, in greasy lurid blue plastic and the largest location pins I`ve seen outside of a snap-together kit but I thought I`d build it,
    4 points
  4. Hi This is my last kit from Special Hobby. This B-18 was quite easy to build except around the engine cowlings which are different depending of the chosen type. As a pre-war era aircraft this one is clean. She is from 7th Bombardment Group, Hamilton Field, California 1938. She should be published in Model Airplane International. Patrick
    3 points
  5. Here’s another of my collection of F-8 Crusaders, a 1/48 Hasegawa F-8E. I finished it in the markings of 'Superheat 210', a jet flown by VF-162 commanding officer CDR. Richard Bellinger from USS Oriskany, when he downed the Navy’s first MiG-21 of the Vietnam War in 1966. I used a mix of Eduard and kit decals, a Cutting Edge cockpit, and Aires resin gear wells and underwing bay. I scratch-built the boarding steps and ladder, and added brake and hydraulic lines to the gear. In the cockpit I added a flap handle and emergency canopy release to the insturment panel, a grab handle and standby compas
    3 points
  6. Just a few pics of my Whirlwind HAR10 converted from the Italeri H19B with a Heritage Aviation nose. Its painted using Xtracrylics, but the photos don't really show the colour at its best.
    3 points
  7. Hi, here is my latest finish model. El-Al Israeli airlines from the pre jet era. the kit is F-RSIN and the decal are from Classic-Airlines. top white is Revell 04 gloss, lower fuselage and wings used Alclad. I must say it wasn't easy kit, and it needed a lot of work. thanks for watching. Ofer
    3 points
  8. Second model finished this year which is considerably below my usual output level but new babies do take their toll! Not a bad kit, a bit fiddly in some areas and has brought to my attention my rather woeful window masking skills but we've all got room for improvement. Main colour is Xtracylix Faded Olive Drab & Neutral Grey, but weathering used Flory Dark Wash, Tamiya Kharki, Tamiya Smoke, Alclad Transparent smoke and Citidel silver of some kind for the chipping. Swapped the decals around as not being a rivet counter I preferred 'Sweatin Wally' over the other option. Sorry for the num
    3 points
  9. Hello all, Now for something completely different! Tamiya's 1/48 V1, purchased from Mr Models at Bearwood not three hours ago. Built, painted and decalled by my 9yo son, Bradley. Enjoy. Dave
    3 points
  10. OK guys, it is finished. Just two pictures until I will have the final images. Thanks S.
    3 points
  11. I don´t know if it is common knowledge but sweden bought and built 56 Junkers 86 K´s before the WWII, since we didnt have them shot down (not being invaded has its perks) they soldierd on in various roles long after 1945! the last one was taken out of military service as late as 1958 In SwAF service they were used as Bomber, Torpedo, Transport and SigInt As they were built and painted both in Germany and Sweden and then used during a period of great change they went trough a number of different marking regulations and cammo variants. well... here is an illustration:
    2 points
  12. Here's a couple of pictures of my recently completed tripod from War Of The Worlds.
    2 points
  13. This weekend I visited my brother and we went through an old suitcase that had some of my Dad's effects. He was an aircraft fitter in the RAF in WWII. First thing was my Dad's medals: which comprise the War Medal 1939–1945, 1939-45 Campaign Star, Africa Star, Burma Star and Italy Star. Next was a Christmas meal menu from 1943 which identified him as being part of 81 Squadron. Looking at the history of 81 Squadron puts them in Alipore, India at Christmas 1943 (not a bad menu - better than the folks back home I bet!) At this time, the squadron would have been equipped with Spitfire V
    2 points
  14. Had this one on the on and off for a couple of weeks, Only the second biplane I have ever rigged and the first 1:72 This was mainly a test run to see what pitfalls lay ahead when I tackle Airfix's new 1:72 Gladiator. I'm not entirely happy with this one but at least I know what to do on the next. And finally one for scale Thanks for looking
    2 points
  15. 765 Sqn Fleet Air Arm, RNAS Sandbanks/Poole, July 1943 Airfix 1/72 with Aeromaster Decals The Kingfisher entered USN service as an observation scout aircraft in 1940,but also saw widespread service as a search and rescue aircraft. Over 100 were supplied to the Royal Navy from the summer of 1942 under lend-lease arrangements. Able to fly from either land (with a conventional fixed undercarriage) or from catapult equipped ships at sea (when fitted with floats), Fleet Air Arm Kingfishers were operated from British Merchant Cruisers in the South Atlantic and Eastern Fleet, as well as being used
    2 points
  16. Not wanting to do much today I decided to take a look at the Airfix club kits. While looking through the Hurricane bits started coming together and I ended up doing the whole thing in one sitting. It also gave me the chance to play with the new Humbrol weathering powders. I've put it on quite thick but I figured the Russians in 1942 didn't have much time to worry about cleaning their aircraft. The Kit went together with absolutely no problems and the powder is great to work with, although you may finish your model looking like you've spent a shift in a mine. Off to put the Spit and Tomahaw
    2 points
  17. The SB2A-3 Buccaneer was a contemporary of the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver but never achieved the latter's success. It served mostly as an training aircraft for the US Navy and also served in the RAF as the "Bermuda". This is the 1/72 Special Hobby built out of the box. It went together very well after the interior was trimmed a little to fit.
    2 points
  18. I've had these decals in my stash for about 5 years but I haven't seen the kit for the same amount of time. I know that Hobbyboss are releasing one soon but I picked this one up at the Parabellum stand at Milton Keynes for a good price. reading online reviews I expected all sorts of fit issues, but it was a very relaxing build, just what I needed after the Devon and before the Classic Airframes Seahawk for the FAA GB. I used a set of True Details wheels and Misawa tanks. the kit is a bit of a tail sitter, the resin tanks don't help so the tyres are a bit lflat to help the sit! This time my
    2 points
  19. I finally finished this which was supposed to be part of a Matchbox trio, but so far I have only managed to finish this one.
    2 points
  20. Just finished this one and it's off to Canada. 1/48 RAF B-17C/D. Revell B-17F with Koster conversion kit. Hope you like.
    2 points
  21. Moving right along, the cockpit is done. Only used a few bits from the Eduard set, not looking to super-detail this cockpit, obviously, but just spruce it up here and there. Fuselage and wing halves are also glued together, so once I clean up those seams I'll install the cockpit tub and attach the wings
    2 points
  22. I'll be sad if the MZ shop on the corner of Deansgate and Bootle St in Manchester closes. Not because MZ would be going, but because that site has been a model shop for as long as I can remember. I even bought balsa wood models from there when I was a youth, and I'm now retired! They always sold flying and RC stuff and model railways, but seem to have become much more of a toy shop since MZ took over.
    2 points
  23. Hi Stuart. Hope you like the pics Did what we discussed and painted the wires [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url]
    2 points
  24. WNW Se5A just finished. Hope you like.
    2 points
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  26. good evening without any doubt, my favorite F4, the reason for which I myself am well invested to make this comp.. Base model tam F4C. Only the "Central" part of the fuselage is preserved.Fore-ends up as a pilotage, derived, wing tips, nozzles, missiles: cutting edge. Wings provenances of F4F revell, black seats box, pylons scratch door-missiles, decals cutting edge, humbrol brush painting (this model was made before the release of the tam at 32 F4E) is a transformer even 'pay' nowadays, because still not F4G at 32!
    1 point
  27. HI there Here is my first foray into modelling after a 23 year hiatus. Painted with a mix of gunze & tamiya acrylics, a disaterous attempt at an enamel wash which took off the aforemtioned acrylics in places aswell as part of a decal, and weathered with chalk pastels and a 4B pencil. Many things went wrong with this build inluding wrong choice of zinc cromate, undercarrieage too far forward, canopy mask seepage and so on... Some lessons learned, on to the next practice kit .
    1 point
  28. I realise these are a bit late in the build for a WIP, but I just wanted to share the tale of these two builds. The first is the Trumpeter 1:35 KV-1s/85 heavy tank for which I did a review not too long ago. HERE I like the look of the styrene so much I started to build it as soon as I could. The thing was it went together so seamlessly and well that I had all but finished it before thinking about taking photos. One evening and one morning was all it took, not including the indie link tracks, but even they weren't too bad and the whole thing was together and painted in just under two days.
    1 point
  29. Cheers guys......glad to know I am not quite losing my marbles then. Muddled but not as bad as I thought!
    1 point
  30. Crossed indents here .... MN454 was HF-S and ZY-B was MN317. Both had large tail planes and 3- blade props. CT
    1 point
  31. No, they've completed the weathering on the wings (personally I think they've been a bit heavy handed with the fading, I've never seen a real aircraft that faded), the fuselage is next. Gary
    1 point
  32. A very Resplendent build indeed.
    1 point
  33. That is simply STUNNING..GORGEOUS looking Corsair.
    1 point
  34. I have no knowledge of this plane prior to building this kit. Since I don't know much about B-57G, I closely follows other work in progress threads in the forum especially canberra kid's B-57G. The following are some photos highlighting the changes I made since I starting the build a month ago. Made a new tub with mostly frictional details using parts and panels from original kit, F-14 and F-16. It's not accurate, but it do look better over the original cockpit. Extend the nose by 5mm and stuff it full of epoxy putty and a heavy bolt. Like what most of the guys had done, I also ex
    1 point
  35. - Model from Special Hobby in 48 scale I built for a friend who fought during Algerian war.The H21 was known by the name of " Fliyng banana" -The ground is made of a Japanese garden plastic footstep. - The grey sky is the same we met on the hill tops of the "Djebel" could be translate as "country side" during winter time.
    1 point
  36. Looks good to me Mish. Julien
    1 point
  37. Good going! Looks a peach, anymore photos? What's he thinking of next?!
    1 point
  38. It's always difficult when one hears of this sort of thing, and although it won't affect me due to my current location, there's always a bit of "how badly will this affect my hobby?" - and then you remember that peoples' jobs are at stake. So, first of all, I hope that the end result is that Modelzone continues (with its current staff, and hopefuly more), and that even if their bread and butter is R/C and the like, they find themselves in a position to stock and sell static model kits to keep the likes of us happy. Now *that* would be a good outcome.
    1 point
  39. - An old Classic Airframe 1/48 Scale model depicting an early Nachtjädger
    1 point
  40. Gorgeous, how dare you say the Halibag is ugly A safe way of doing some weathering is pastel brushing, if you don't like, it will simply rub off, but it looks great as it is
    1 point
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  42. the rotor assembly did balance the model fine I did no masking for spraying only had a cardboard card in one hand and the airbrush in the other the decals went on great, "almost" finished
    1 point
  43. Well, still having fun sorting out the Wapiti/ Wallace drawings. There are differences between the Stair and Granger drawings, including the elusive shapes of the wing tips and vertical tail The ones you'd expect to be right in the Westland Book (Harborough) are certainly not. There are several errors and the dreaded printer has pushed them all over the shop. With the Wallace drawings there is an error that I think has carried over to the Ian Stair ones. The Wallace II cockpit is out of position as are some of the panels. I suspected this, having studied the construction and having just fou
    1 point
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  45. Hi all Have just put the finishing touches on this,its the newly released Tamiya kit, with a few additions,all the barrels were replaced with items from RB models, and the horrible vinyl kit tracks were replaced with model kasten individual links. Painted with tamiya acrylics mixed as per instructions. First time I have used colour modulation with any success. All the weathering was done with alternating oil paint washes and coats of clear then the whole lot was given a coat of Restore dull coat. Thanks for looking.
    1 point
  46. You'll probably find that if some shops are saved ,[ and lets hope that they are , if not all ], then they will be the shops that showed the best sales figures, irrespective of whether the sales were plastic kit RC or diecasts. Andrew
    1 point
  47. one of the things I needed to do was cast a new door, to replace the damaged one when I cut out the opening in the fuselage. I cast a thin layer of resin in the mould and let it set, which wasn't long in this warmth! Once it had dried, I lifted the cast out and cut around the residue thereby leaving a fairly decent door. I can now position that on the model either fully open or just partially open. The oleos have been installed and I also gave the fuselage a coat of light stone/sand colour, as this will be in the sand & spinach camouflage of the 1960's (sorry about the glare on th
    1 point
  48. Ooh nasty - Blood on the walls there! Trevor
    1 point
  49. Thanks Tony thats some fascinating bits of colour I can add to my story. Funny thing is I've just finished a Sqn 152 Spit for the Pacific Group Build!
    1 point
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