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  1. I represent you model from the last. I made the skeleton in a cabinet all was built here: http://karopka.ru/forum/forum260/topic10007/ Process.... ENJOY....
    3 points
  2. And so she has now been armed with most of her guns.
    3 points
  3. This one has been sitting on the shelf until I could decide on the markings. I decided to go with the Two-Bob decals, and it has an Aries cockpit and exhaust. I have some intake plugs on the way for the intakes.
    2 points
  4. Made this some time ago but here are some better photos. regards Andrew
    2 points
  5. Today’s update is that the camouflage is complete, the wings are dry fitted to assist in the painting. I’ve used the airbrush freehand to try and emulate the rough and ready demarcation I’ve seen in many late war photographs. More to come, next is the future coats and decals. Mike
    2 points
  6. Thanks for the comments on the paint work, a lot of effort but I'm pleased with the results. Here's another pic of the top side- This dead line is getting tight, not sure we will make the end date? Bank holiday coming up but I've got family thing to do. Shaun.
    2 points
  7. 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
  8. I suspect the reference to armour is to the windscreen rather than the pilot's back armour. Anyway, it is hardly a great problem to find a DH prop set. Oh, actually in the kit? So it's like the late oil cooler in the Spitfire Mk.I/II, not used with the particular markings that comes in the box but useful for later issues. The kit itself is not being criticised anyway, Edgar is just providing some useful extra information. However, it seems that it is possible to say how wonderful the kit is without even seeing the sprues.
    2 points
  9. Something I built a few years ago. The Eduard Bf108 and wearing techmod decals. I read somehwhere that the colour and IoM rally depicted by the decals are not quite right, but hey ho, I like the scheme and here is the model. Before I sell it!!! The vase is from an offcut of lamintae floor leftover! waste not want not!
    2 points
  10. Having drawn great inspiration from foxy´s current 1/180 Airfix Victory project and admiring the great work going on there, I have managed to restart one of my sleeping projects; the 1/144 Airfix Vasa. Thanks for that, I doubt it would have happened at this point had I not seen that thread. Although this thread will jump in at more than half way through the build, I thought that starting it would put me under the right pressure/motivation to actually finish it within a foreseeable future. So the kit is Airfix Vasa, now old and classic. It has a number of inaccurate areas, some smaller and som
    1 point
  11. This is another one of my "big projects". It may take a long time to completed because I plan detailing throughout the interior of the cockpit and hall and Also make some parts like flaps and tail ends articulated.
    1 point
  12. I`m now calling this done, although I still need to order the Abe Lincoln decals. This by far has been my longest ever build, 8 months in total, although there was a 3 month gap inbetween. So with no further ado...., (Dedicated to Stewart - `The old un`s are always the best`)
    1 point
  13. Hello I've phinally phinished this Phantom, and it's my second completed model for the year, it's been trough a couple of house moves in a half made state and survived! Aires burners and quickboost seats were added, otherwise it's all Tamiya. It's a great kit, all fitting nicely as you'd expect, there is a nice amount of cockpit detail but that's quite hard to see now and impossible to photo, so you'll have to trust me! Paint is xtracolour over Halfords primer, the underside being shaded nicely by this. I didn't do any preshading as I wanted to make it pretty clean after doing a couple of dir
    1 point
  14. I built these around the time the kits became available over here so must have been either late 80s or somewhen in the 90's. They are both 1/72nd and by Ventura of(at the time)New Zealand. First pair of those I've built are: Spitfire HF.VII Spitfire PR.XI of Royal Danish Air Force post war.
    1 point
  15. A 40 years old Heller model All painted by acrlics using brush Base made by clay, puddles made by resin and hardener
    1 point
  16. You are SO right re: the carbon fibre and a camera. It doesn't look anywhere near so 'in-your-face' or 'chess-board' on the actual model. As an aside, Tamiya have also made a 1/12 2010 Porsche Carrera GT plastic model kit. Also around the £350 mark. I have one on the way right now from Japan for £245 - if the import duty doesn't get tagged on....... Would anyone be interested to see the contents of the 1/12 Enzo kit? I can post pics and info in a new thread if wanted. Roy.
    1 point
  17. Thank you for your kind thoughts, much appreciated ... Currently wrestling with the deck and an airbrush. For years I've managed with a brush but a certain dripping tap who is a member on here - you know who you are But then he's also the one who got me on here doing the MAS on here and I've gotta admit I'm having fun. Cheers Kev
    1 point
  18. That looks great. I'm wanting to do more dioramas, so find this hugely inspiring
    1 point
  19. very very good love your composition Roger
    1 point
  20. Bought these three Airfix Spitfires That gave me enough parts and decals to make these three My first finishes in a long time. Really enjoyed the builds.Thanks for looking. Nigel
    1 point
  21. They released the Enzo as a 'proper' plastic model about 18 months ago. It has metal parts for the suspension and the most amazing soft leather-type seats I've ever seen in a kit. The interior parts - seats included - come in two colours too! Expensive - around £350 and make sure it's the PLASTIC KIT you order if you want one. A little more on the current build. Injector unit and airboxes C/F decalled, painted, foiled, badged and plumbed! Roy.
    1 point
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  23. I've already badgered them to shrink it to 1:48 too
    1 point
  24. Do Hannants have a franchise system? (Sorry, second glass of wine going down too quick!)
    1 point
  25. Hi Metallic paints are quite difficult to paint over large areas with a brush, so overall I think you've done a pretty good job. The slight unevenness in the finish could easily pass for a "weathered" look. Colin
    1 point
  26. The 1-48 Eduard "Weekend Edition" kit. I built this back in 2009. Yes I know there is a split in the wing, it happened when I put the pitot tube in . I have fixed it since but I never took new pics.
    1 point
  27. This is superb! And it's painted with a hairy stick as well! The thing I particularly like is the composition. The aircraft could have been in the middle of the diorama but it's not... it's almost falling off the edge. It really gives a sense of the lack of control which the pilot must have felt as he put it down. Nice one!
    1 point
  28. 21. Our 'mini gumball' beach tour of Southern England has bought us to Bournemouth. What a surprising place to visit, it looks quite Mediterranean but with a very traditional British elegance about it. Lovely place. Harry Ramsden fish and chips are super... 22. Back to the kit. The remaining items have been painted, the outrigger wheels have since been drilled and pinned to make a better joint to the wing. The metallic particles in Tamiya paints seem a little big in this scale, it looks more like metal flake than metallic... 23. Cockpit and canopy assembled. I was a little too lazy to ma
    1 point
  29. Just one update for today. I've spent some time squinting and swearing, but I've added some brake lines and scissors links to the main gear. It will never be seen again once it's on the bottom of the model, but I'll know it's there and that's all that matters! Masking and painting the areas around the jet pipes now, and then I'll have to finish painting the insides of the intakes. I painted the intake blades before assembling the fuselage, and figured I'd paint the rest of the intake interior later. Probably should have done it the other way around. I'll either figure it ou
    1 point
  30. Ready to mask for paint! I decided to go ahead and follow the instructions regarding the installation of the gear legs and gear nacelle "caps" to ensure a good fit before paint. Prop is just stuck on there for the picture
    1 point
  31. Another humble effort if anyone wants a look - Trying to do more oddball things - gift all the way from Poland - already done a PZL 11 - now a PZL 7a (122 Fighter Squadron, 2nd Air Regiment Polish Air Force, Krakow-Balice, 1935 - I think Balice is the current civilian Airport in Krakow today) Not a bad kit compared with the PZL11 Hand painted with humbrol enamels - Quickshine (Klear Substitute) & Matt Coat (which despite my best efforts didn't go very matt!!!!! (Blue decal didn't behave when it set - it was printed on a different sheet and didn't behave like the others) Not sure if it
    1 point
  32. Kit: 1/72 Revell Junkers Ju-88A4 (5K+IL) 3./KG3 Shatalowka (Russia), Autumn 1942. Decals: Authentic Extras: Eduard Photo Etch Colors: Gunze/Mr.Hobby, Tamiya Cockpit in construction. Dive brakes from the Eduard set. The kit parts are overscale. Brake lines from stretched sprue. Thanks for your interest.
    1 point
  33. True, although it's always nice to have a choice, now Aberdeen has another name to add to the list of long-lost model shops. Now it's Hobbycraft or a trip to Elgin.
    1 point
  34. You know when you buy a kit, open it up and think "This is going to be a lot of work."... This wasn't one of those kits. My first reaction was "I'm binning it!", and I did. Seriously, I threw it away. A couple of hours later I decided to take another look at it, I had paid £3.69 inc. delivery for it off eBay after all! I decided to just build it OOB for a quick project but as usual I got carried away and started to compare it to scale drawings and realised it wasn't as far off as I imagined. The wing chord was short and the fin needed correcting but apart from that it was fairly accurate.
    1 point
  35. Yet another batch of my older builds. All 1/72nd and all Grumman Wildcats or Martlets. From the Dragon issue of the hasegawa Wildcat kit. It included the deck section and a new sprue with the folded wings etc. Decals by Aviation USK. Airfix FM-2, Built this a long time ago, refurbished it and the 'G' markings were a mix of hand painting and decals. Hasegawa F4F in straight from the box finish. Made around the kits issue. Late 80s or 90s'?? Another hasegawa stright from the box in Fleet Air Arm finish as a Martlet. Monogram F
    1 point
  36. What a great job, tempted to get this one!
    1 point
  37. Update on the build. Have made a bit of progress and am about to install all of the interior and see how well the fuselage halves fit. I am almost positive most of the interior will be hidden and gone from sight forever as this was originally a "clear" version. Oh well, there is always the I know it's there rationalization. That's it for now. All comments welcomed.
    1 point
  38. Airfix mk.I Airfix mk.I Admiral/AZ Seafire
    1 point
  39. Yet more of my old builds. All these were made around the 1990's. All 1/72nd. Aeroclub 1/72nd FIAT CR20. From the box and a little rigging added. FROG Macchi MC202 Folgore. A restoration of mine and decals form ESCI I think I used. Italeri Macchi MC205 Veltro and Sky Models decals, I just noticed the missing antenna masts on all these. Italeri Reggiane RE 2000 series, inline and radial motors. Sky Models decals Macchi pair.
    1 point
  40. I'll have to join in though I thought I'd signed up anyway?! I have got the Italeri/Revell Jaguar GR1 in the M&S boxing lined up for this one. Pics coming very soon....
    1 point
  41. Quite an older one of mine again. This I built about the mid to late 1970s. Monogram 1/132nd Lockeheed Connie in Blue Angels support colours. The decals were form a Hasegawa Grumman Panther which I finished in another scheme. The yellow cheat line was decal stripe and aome hand painting. I know there may be anomalies with it somewhere. All the rivets on the model were rubbed down and thats about all I did other than put it together and paint. This model is another up for disposal. I simply have too many built models and no more room in my storage shed to keep any more at the rate I'm bui
    1 point
  42. This is HMS Protector flight Whirlwind HAR1 using the 1/72nd Italeri UH19A Rescue Chickasaw and Rotorcraft HAR 1 brass etch and white metal conversion, I substituted the winch supplied for one more suited to a HAR1. Also on checking the internet I think the Penguin decals on the nose should be facing each other rather than as supplied. Many Thanks, Willy
    1 point
  43. Hi there. This is one of my first built after 17 years break. It is also one of my first attempt to painting and weathering. This is straight out of the box 1:72 Hellcat from Eduard and I can tell you that it won't be the last one Small disaster happen on the glass, lesson learnt and it won't happen again
    1 point
  44. The béret is there, ok. But you forgot the baguette and the wine bottle.
    1 point
  45. I knew vaseline had more than one use! Very nice build, looks the nuts.
    1 point
  46. For most schemes I use adhesive paper masks that I draw on my PC: I pass the instructions or drawings I trust on the scanner, convert this into a drawing software, correct if required (stretch and so on), print on adhesive A4 size sheets, cut the masks and apply them. If the camo edges are fathered, I lift the edge of the mask, if they are not I place the mask down on the model completely. I still use the blu-tak sausages technique on some schemes although I don't like the oily residues I get.
    1 point
  47. Hello fellow modellers I've been busy with other works and haven't posted anything for a long time. Now I'll post a sequence of photos from the latest progress.
    1 point
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