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  1. Inspired by Artur's miniature I decided to build my own Su-22. I used Eduard's kit (in fact KP with some etched parts and resin cockpit interior). OOB, without any modifications,except decals for polish aircraft ..and a few pics from the building:
    4 points
  2. Russian Udaloy Class Destroyer The Vice-Admiral Kulakov, pics thanks to Panzer Vor.
    4 points
  3. Desert Snake Hi mates, here are some pictures of my last year finished Airacobra from Eduard. I`ve used the old but great Profipack with photoetched parts, Express Masks and no less than 6 different variants of paint shemes. Additional I used both CMK accessories for engine compartment and front armarment. The model you see represents an aircraft of 346. FS, 12.AF, Noth Africa.The 346. was the last USAF unit using the P-39 in Europe. Only used as an attack aircraft, as this type didn`t rocks as dogfighter against german fighter ! The built was pure fun and gone straight forward! Only
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  4. Oookay, finally calling it done. (Though now I look at my photos, it truly does needs the nav lights at the wingtips.....one final doddle. But no more pics - it's safely in the cat-proof Detolf now!) Lee, thanks a million for the great idea!!
    3 points
  5. Operation Harmattan Libya 2011 Revell 1/48th kit [/url]
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  6. Hello Folks, I`ve always wanted to build a model of the earliest Wessex `Junglie' version which were specially stripped out HAS.1 anti sub versions that were painted overall Light Stone and rushed out to Borneo to replace the Whirlwind Mk.7 `Junglie`s' which were operating from primitive jungle heli pads. My original intention was to use the Revell Wessex HAS.3 kit but when Italeri announced that they were doing the same version I held out for one of these instead and here is the result, backdated to HAS.1 status and depicting XP142/J `Mr. Jinks' of 845 NAS, which was later
    2 points
  7. Just finished the build this week. I used the canopy and gear legs from the Heritage Aviation kit, Quickboost wheels and exauhsts, Aeroscale decals for the markings and custom decals for the prop:
    2 points
  8. Built from the box with the exception of a Wolfpack MB Mk4 ejection seat. I think this is Kinetic's best so far although the instructions are still lacking in places. I can't wait for a C.1 especially as Furball Aero have a sheet for USN/USMC F-21's coming out. Stephen
    2 points
  9. OK , this is a prime example of what I did a rant about earlier in the year. Why some people feel it is so necessary to boost their own ego's by pointing out a inadequacy on someones build that isn't even the fault of the builder is beyond me. Why would it be necessary to anybody's benefit to say the tail wheel is 5 degrees off ? Only the most anal of builders would even know or even come close to caring. All this type of so called accuracy information does is detract from an otherwise AWESOME build. It behooves no one to point out these flaws in open forum on someone else's build. If you wan
    2 points
  10. Hi all, Esci 1/48 Saab Viggen. Back end of the 80's I paid £1.98 at Poundstretcher for the kit and its been stashed for almost 26 years so decided to build it. A tin of paint today cost me £1.60 and the ejector seat £6. Brian.
    2 points
  11. I rattled this together in between the paint passes on my Fokker D.XXI. I painted it in the variant that the old tool Zero was supplied in as I had those decals spare from an old Techmod sheet. However, these decals were so fragile that they started breaking apart just if I looked at them the wrong way, so I had to resort to painting the Hinomarus (no big deal - a red circle) as well as the blue stripes. The fuselage sash was the tricky one and it ain't perfect by a long shot, but it'll do. It'll have to! My only gripe with this kit is the canopy framing. Not only is the framing too thick, but
    2 points
  12. My best wishes to all the staff, hope they all find employment soon, it must have been a difficult few weeks for them all.
    2 points
  13. Hello all, after a bit of umming and arring I have decided to do a WIP for this kit.It has taken a long while to get to this point so far, the kit was quite seriously marred by warping of the two decks, both hull halves and the two long interior hangar walls. That meant my newly purchased clamps came in for some serious use when I was putting together the side stations that are visible through the hull openings (to get the walls attached to the deck and the rooves to the walls). I have the White Ensign etch set for this and there are plenty of bits to add I must say. The first parts were for t
    1 point
  14. Hasegawa kit with Zoom photo-etched parts from Eduard, decals from Eagle Strike Range; except of them, i built my Sabre straight OOB and i had lot of fun. Paint with Gunze's acrylic H330, H331 and H56 for the blu (i know it's not the right PRU blu, but for me looks right!). Hope you like it And now... a couple of Sabres! thanks for looking ciao Ale
    1 point
  15. Kit: 1/72 Eduard "Profi Pack" White 07, 566th SHAP, Leningard 1944 Paints: Gunze/Mr.Hobby Decals: Kits own Thanks for your interest! Cheers from Vienna, Austria Roman Schilhart
    1 point
  16. Hi everybody, I've just finished H.B.'s F9F2-P Panther, 1/72 nd scale. A very pleasant kit to put together, almost no sanding paper nor putty were used . H.B. proposes 2 gloss sea blue painted Panthers from VC-61, the unit that operated thes planes during the Korean conflict, in 1951 I chose to represent my model with folded wings and lowered stabilators : I added weight in the nose, the seat belts to the seat and the FODs : My gloss sea blue was toned down by using semi-gloss acrylic varnish . The decals were "sensitive" and concentration was needed to put them to the right places with
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  17. This was roughly the equivalent of the F86D Sabre as both were radar equipped single seaters flown in 1949. Although about the same size physically it was much lighter and had less power, having the Russian equivalent of the Nene. Performance was quite good but it was let down by handling problems at high speed, landing problems in a crosswind and by the radar. Two prototypes were flown, this represents the second, but no production orders were placed. The kit went together quite well, not quite as easily as the other Prop & Jet kits, with some fiddly bits associated with the landing gea
    1 point
  18. Mig-29 9-13 Fulcrum C 1:48 Great Wall Hobby The Mig-29 is arguably one of the most iconic of the Cold War Russian jets, and probably one of the most frequently seen at Western airshows since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Its origins began deep in the cold war, when it was designed as a "lightweight" Tactical Fighter, replacing the Mig-23 and having the capability to go up against any fighter aircraft of the day. It entered service in 1984 and has been so ever since, with the former Soviet Union aircraft being taken over by Russia, and its satellite countries retaining theirs for the
    1 point
  19. At last it's done. You can see the wip herehttp://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234919531-english-electric-p1/. As a modeller of some years standing, there comes a time that you have to do something like this. It makes you better for it. I'm glad I did it but I shan't rush into something like this again anytime soon. It's nowhere near competition standard, but please have a perusal at the pics.
    1 point
  20. Good to see one finished in the grey scheme, Great build! RG
    1 point
  21. I would never dream of bashing Revell. They are a fantastic brand and the quality of their decals is the best of any kitmaker IMHO. It's just, precisely because of that that I wish they had "standard" options more frequently with their reboxed kits.
    1 point
  22. Got a bit more done before it got too hot in the shed - got the decals on Peter
    1 point
  23. The critiquing is limited to the build itself, not the accuracy of the kit or the subject matter. From the rules of the forum, so make of it what you will. I personally think you have done a superb job and I myself would love to have the skill to replicate this. If there is a flaw in the kit then there is really no need to point it out and detract from what is a fine bit of modelling. Marc
    1 point
  24. A very nice model. Now how about this for a plan. If you want to talk about how accurate the kit is, do that in the relevant discussion forum, and in a RFI look at how the builder has done on the build. That way everyone can play nice.
    1 point
  25. Looks the Mutt's to me. Was just looking at this and the Seafang in the Big 'H' today but decided against it. Too much stuff already, and I wouldn't make as good a job of it as you have.
    1 point
  26. To add my 10 pence worth I think we should be glad that there is an imminent new tool kit of the Harrier being released, rather than slating Airfix for any sliding release dates! You can please some of the people.....
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  27. Hi sorry i've not posted much as far as the build process goes but I have really cracked on with this one. I have filled it, primed it, painted it, sprayed a coat of Klear applied the decals and as you can see they have set nicely into the recess panel lines. Now I have sprayed another coat of Klear over the decals and now once this is dry I will apply the wash. Pretty happy with the outcome so far as it's my first WW2 aircraft. Really enjoyed building this wee beauty. Thanks for looking Comments welcome Jammur
    1 point
  28. Looking good. That's not a problem.. it's a challenge:-)
    1 point
  29. Very nice and comparing the propeller to a picture of a real one it does look close enough and the angle of the landing gear is very minor.
    1 point
  30. ??????????? Nowt wrong with the build! Stunning seat & (no doubt) brilliant use of Zero paints. ATB..........
    1 point
  31. Stunner, great job!
    1 point
  32. The Viggen is a plane that has never really been on my radar - that was until I saw the display at Waddington -" sublime" is very apt, looked so smooth, stable and buckets of power! Really think you have produced a great looking model and am now definitely motivated to add one to the collection. Sadly it would appear Viggen kits can no longer be had for £1.98! Kevin
    1 point
  33. Got to love the following comment on in the first note at the top of the page. "The box containing the lithium-ion battery cells is secured inside a reinforced stainless steel enclosure capable of containing a lithium-ion battery event." So just to clarify in English a lithium-ion battery event is a fire?
    1 point
  34. Well... if you're going to climb up a ladder, on the runway threshold... you DESERVE to be sued by the MoD for FOD... Surely this should be in the "Airshow Annoyances..." thread... Not much sympathy here... bestest, M.
    1 point
  35. Cheers Bri, don't blame you for leaving early...I tend to go the other way and stay until virtually everyone else has left and the MP's need to coerce me into getting out !!!, (sadly rank doesn't hold sway with these Johnnies !!), but then again I only live four miles away, though it can still take an age to get home during the mass exodus. The Viggen was sublime...like the Vulcan though, and for good reason, they can't throw the beast around like they used to, (seeing the JA come in for an amazingly short stop using full reverse, stopping, then reversing up the runway a ways, swinging around
    1 point
  36. Great way to avoid doing the splinter camouflage. It definitely looks very nice.
    1 point
  37. That's a great start! I keep seeing the RB6 on the shelf at the local hobby shop and asking myself 'Shall I? Shan't I?' and if this thread continues like it has begun, I'll be back there next week with some cash!
    1 point
  38. i see its 6 weeks to close all the stores,i popped into the bromley shop today and got some tamiya paint at 50percent off,got to [also ] say great staff in the bromley and croydon stores,i hope i can keep in touch with them great modellers and very knowledgable on various subjects,and to be quite honest i enjoyed my stints at bluewater and croydon,shame the firm lost its direction and let their staff down.
    1 point
  39. Well DO18 I will hang out the following. Let's talk about matchbox Do-18 next time...
    1 point
  40. However Airfix itself has, wisely, never published specific availability dates to the general public - it's only Wonderland which does this. In doing so I imagine that it rather annoys Airfix. It introduces a spurious level of apparent precision into a complex multi-player long-distance distrubuted production and delivery cycle. If I were Airfix I would strongly discourage any retailer, no matter how influential, from publishing hard dates until after Airfix has all the production elements - sprues , decals, boxes, instructions - actually through customs in the UK. Only at that point does Ai
    1 point
  41. Amen Jonners... big chains removing any last vestige of individuality from the high street is not going to save them from becoming ghost towns.
    1 point
  42. Up until this build I hadn't built a Axis aircraft since I was a kid. And even then I never built more than a couple, why that was I don't know. As an adult I'm still not into German aircraft and I have zero interest in Japanese subjects. That said I don't mind the 109. I'd bought this kit to on sell and have had it a year or so, but despite discounting it to under cost no one seemed interested. I was re reading a Military Illustrated Modeller Magazine and noticed Brett Greens Build of this aircraft. As I was in the middle of a 1/48 F-14 build, which I was losing interest in, I figured w
    1 point
  43. Hello basic painting of the bottom of the fuselage finished: comments welcome.
    1 point
  44. Well, it's done. Started with Dragon's 110 D/E night fighter kit with LSCM's resin conversion, under the assumption that it would be a relatively easy conversion. It was not. The main problem was the poor quality of the conversion set. First of all, the quality was not that good. The engine nacelle didn't fit well. It also lacked details - various bits and bumps on the surface were missing. The vaccuum formed canopy was cracked in the box, and it also didn't fit. Apart from poor fitting parts with poor details, another thing is that the set isn't complete. It doesn't include the correct fus
    1 point
  45. Here are some pictures of my canberra. I will upload some shots of her top later but as you can see, there is quite a nice scheme on her. I do believe that this mk of the canberra didn't have this scheme but at the end of the day, it looks nice.
    1 point
  46. I've heard from a little birdy that OrangeHobby are releasing a 1:350 Batch 3 Type 22 in the near future.
    1 point
  47. Moebius models have original series Mk I viper 1/32, Cylon raider 1/32 and classic Galactica 1/4105 coming soon. It's for the 35th Anniversary of the original series!
    1 point
  48. And the almost finished lading gear (just need to touch up those tires a bit) that's all for now Thanks again for stopping in MH
    1 point
  49. The late Triassic was enormous fun though! Of course there were some brilliant modellers even in those days but for many of us the dawning realisation fostered by people like Alan Hall (aircraft), Chris Ellis (AFVs) and Peter Hodges (ships) that you didn't have to finish the kit in the markings it came in and could even convert it into somethng that looked entirely different was very exciting and unleashed tides of enthusiastic bodging. (I even recall building a Deacon SP gun on a Matador chassis out of postcard because plastic card was unknown in my neck of the woods.) Almark have a very
    1 point
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