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  1. Well the epic build is over - this took forever ( 6 months ), with a 3 month break while I had to source a replacement canopy. Built using the Kit decals (which weren't great being honest), Aires Cockpit which is nice and fits, Eduard External etch set which has some great bits and some pointless bits, Orion vinyl MDC cord which is great if very fiddly and finally HGW Fabric Remove Before Flight tags which are nice. It's a nice kit, but is very fiddly in parts and a bit of a pain to assemble. It's a nice size for a 1/32nd Jet though, not too big. Painted with Gunze Aqueous throughout, weathe
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  2. As featured in this month's edition of Scale Aircraft Modelling. Cheers
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  3. This is based on the Model Airways kit, with a lot of scratch built updates. The kit doesn't have a metal cowling, or the 'hump' over the guns that gives the aircraft it's name, so I designed these in 3dsMax, and had them printed out. All the rigging points and cockpit instruments were designed in Photoshop and then made into a photo etch sheet. It took me about 10 month in total, and I'll admit to rushing some things towards the end. But I had fun making it, and I'll probably make another some day. The work in progress thread is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/2
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  4. I have not put much on recently, but I thought I would submit this. It is a conversion using the 1980’s Airfix Lancaster and the DB Lincoln conversion in resin and vacform. I cannot remember what year I bought the conversion, but it must have been in the mid 80’s, so I thought I ought to get round to building it. In the conversion there are new wingtips, engines and nose in resin. A vacformed fuselage extension and outer engine nacelles with clear vacformed mid upper and rear gun turrets, bomb aimers transparency and H2S radome are also provided. The props had to be sourced separately if I
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  5. Hi everyone, Seeing as I`ve finished shifts this week, thought I`d show you some pic`s I`ve took today of a build I did a while back HiPMs 1/48 Mig-19 OOB build except for some work in the undercarriage bays which I detailed with some bits of copper wire as they were completely blank in the kit also carved quite a bit off the rear canopy fairing to get the open canopy to sit better quite a bit of Araldite and filler went into this one but I`m happy with the result Always liked the `Buck Rogers` comic strip look of these and might give the Trumpeter one a go one day Hope y
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  6. Two linked models leaving the bench this month, both Vought Corsairs, both Hasegawa 1/72, but also very different: The first is a Chance Vought F-4U Corsair Mk.1, from the British Delegation at Roosevelt Field, New York in the late summer of 1943. and alongside the rest of my growing fleet of Corsairs: The second is the A-7A Corsair, as used by VA153 US Navy onboard the USS ORISKANY on Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin toward the end of the Vietnam war. And alongside the Crusader that I built last month: FredT
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  7. Hey folks, this is the Airfix kit built with few modifications (shortened legs, replaced scissor links, wheels, cannon barrels, added spent ammo chutes and ammo boxes, FuG16/25 antennas, etc.); a build report should appear soon in Model Airplane Int. Cheers Libor
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  8. Hi everyone! Well, three and a half days of work and my latest model is ready to be used in a new book that will be released by ADH. As you can see, I elected to build the excellent Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito FB.VI, creating a full, step by step guide to it's construction and painting, along the way. Normally, I wouldn't have spent so little time on a model, but I needed a 1/72 build and so had to tackle this one at the last minute. These are some teaser shots that give some idea of the finish that I've applied to this model and the quality of the other models that will feature in what I hope will
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  9. Hi The Boeing 767 is a nice plane, especially in the British Airways livery! Revell released there 767 in the 1990's, they included RB211's as an extra sprue. They released one of there kits with British Airways decals, the Gulf Air boxing. The Revell 767 has been out of production for a while now, but it's still knocking about. Your best bet to do a British Airways Boeing 767-300 is finding one of the Revell 767's as they have the correct engines, RB211's. The zvezda boxing doesn't have RB211's, it has CF6's. These power nearly every other 767 in the sky! So your choices are buying a re
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  10. I greet all. This is my last model, set Eduard 1/48 profipack. Fast and simple job.
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  11. Moi? Mistreat a Dalek? Only starved when it came on board. Well treated since...
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  12. If you had not guessed already I am planning to fill the neck with resin and again I want to reduce the amount of resin used by partially filling the cavities with old sprue. Here is most of my collection: I did a fit check and found the boxing round the switch was fouling the next section. The easiest way to fix this was to razor saw throught the stepped sector here and scribe and cut out the sides: After the long side was scribed through the surplus could be clicked off: This white hexagonal section sprue does not find many other uses and having flat sides should help it nest togeth
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  13. Glad you liked the Halibag model fella`s and cheers for saying so,.....it probably looks better on a photo than `in the flesh'! I also meant to mention the Airborne Forces Halifax glider tugs from 38 Group which deployed to North Africa for the invasion of Sicily as these had Mid Stone and Dark Earth upper surfaces too. Some had Tollerton Fairings and some had the new clear nose cone,.....and off the top of my head some may have had faired over nose gun turrets too? Compared to the Airborne Halibags used a year later, the Sicily ones were quite a rag tag bunch with different mods and most if
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  14. Hello Folks, Here is my second Hudson finished! Built straight from the box apart from the decals as the codes seemed incorrect and were replaced by some from the spares box instead. I have a feeling that the serial A16-123 my have been proved incorrect for this machine too, I`m still looking into it. Just like my recent RAF Hudson,.....this has to be one of the hardest kits that I have ever built and the eagle eyed amongst you will realise that some of the flap runners are missing,........the model has been sat on and off the shelf of doom for a couple of years and during that
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  15. North American Aviation T-6 Texan / SNJ / Harvard. Pics by Bootneck Mike of Aircraft operated by Warbird adventures in Florida, where he flew in one.
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  16. ...will portray a Libyan mechanic working on the rocket launcher. Now I am not so good with figures so I am working hard on trying to pant them to look right. I am still waiting for the mechanic figure. As it is the dio is about 98% ready. Hope you guys like it. Pics are not in any particular order.[/size]
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  17. A new MirageHobby Flower class corvette HMS "Zinnia". Actually OOB model with only some old PE parts from other kits.
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  18. Using the Sword Seafire XV late kit and a set of Almark decals to model a Seafire operated from RNAS Fulmar/Lossiemouth during 1946 as part of the Fleet Air Arm GB I came up with this; This is the progress thread if you want to see how it went... http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234943393-sword-72nd-scale-seafire-xv-767-sqn-1946/
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  19. A little pic of my latest project. The Monogram/Revell 1/72 B-52D. I will be building this one as a B-52C using a Microscale decal sheet. Rescribing this beastie was quite challenging at times due to limited space on the workbench.
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  20. A departure from my usual subject but not unrelated. Used a slightly started second-hand Eduard 16th scale kit to get this one in the display cabinet. Although the sub-assemblies were all together there were no surprises in putting parts together apart from a little work to fit the cap to his head. Painted using a mix of Humbrol and Revel enamels by brush.
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  21. P-51 In FAA service (Bristol Centaurus engine)
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  22. Slightly off topic, I lived near the circuit for Hucknall from 1963 to when the Rolls Royce closed the airfield and saw the Spitfire on several occasions as well as the Meteor and the VC10 RB211 test bed was a regular. At school once in about '68 the Spitfire practiced aerobatics whilst we were having games. PE teacher knew I was no good at cricket, but as I could identify it as a Spitfire XIV he let me watch. Also remember being told for watching Harriers during an English lesson in '69 or 70 when they were obviously doing an off base exercise. My school was between Gedling and Burton Joyce
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  23. Undercarridge, prop and canopy done. Klear and some decals requried, plus a littl painting of the wheels and the u/c panels.
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  24. Or as we referred to it as, "The Macho Nacho". -d-
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  25. I'm calling this one finished... still a bit more decal softener and a clear coat to do... If ever there was a set of moulds in need of retirement I think it's these ones. The body halves didn't match up very well so there's a whacking great ledge up either side, I decided to go for the wheels up look as I think this aeroplane looks best with as few bits poking out as possible. The panel lines and other moulding details were all a bit faint and by the time I had paint on her I suffered a distinct lack of frames of reference for the decals. The aerial on the bottom and a couple of little fin
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  26. That must be a monstrous tail-sitter. How did you do the feathered edges on the camouflage?
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  27. Most of the time its all kept in my head but if it gets a bit complicated I will commit to paper.
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  28. ....now I *could* spend ages looking thjrough all the topics on BM [that I've already contributed to - and give answers]....but I'm not going to....
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  29. Everything is closed now and I should put some pictures tonight. Patrick
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  30. Nicley done. As for weight in the nose, i packed the radio operators compartment with lead and it was a hair trigger on the tail sitter.
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  32. Yes those guys at Hogwarts make it look so much easier.
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  33. Another small update. I continued with the rather boring work of correcting the nose and, to take a break from that, I also started with the interior. It would be much easier and faster to turn a piece of balsa and vacuform two halves for the nose than following this way. Live and learn! For the tail cone I'll certainly do it. In the meantime I must spend some time filling, sanding, measuring, and do it again, and again, and again... I marked the location of the cockpit and cut the limits. It would be better to make the front round, but I'll fix it later. The cockpit is inside a tub, as
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  34. Cheers guys. A bit more done on the B- 52 today. Painted the wing walkway lines.
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  35. Haggis, tatties and neeps........mmmm Trevor
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  36. On the real thing i use Halfords Zinc Primer which is a very good match. .
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  37. My latest humble effort if anyone wants a look (ipad photo limitations and a diminishing amount of Scottish daylight!!) Anyway - hand painted with Humbrol Enamels - Quickshine (Klear Substitute from Lakeland) and Humbrol Matt Coat I have no idea how to "wash" the panel lines - had a go previously with a graphite pencil, didn't work so this time I tried a 0.05 ink pen I got from the local art shop - I realise that from a scale point of view it might be a bit much - but I do this for relaxation & I think this effort is undoubtedly my best effort since my return after 35 odd years!! Oh - an
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  38. and they're going to be completely different colors too !.. and mine is going to be a MkIII I don't know where you even begin to see any similarity between the two!
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  39. Nicely done, really like that scheme. Rod
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  40. Nice job on a scheme you don't see very often, although with Italeri's new 1/48th Jug having a Brazilian option (fnarr fnarr) we might see some more. Pete
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  41. Thank you. Today I started paint the cockpit in rlm 02. after, I painted small parts and did toning.
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  42. Sorry, but: no. How will it be less capable than a Hunter, which, with the best will in the world, couldn't compete in terms of precision weapons delivery and which had a built in avionics suite of which the most advanced aspect was arguably Brain, Human, Mk1? And how will it be 'a lot less capable than a Harrier'? And both of them would stand rock all chance of survival against the sort of GBAD threat you're positing there. The USAF has no intention of using the F-35 for low level attack in a high-threat area, or for low level work generally. The low level area still has some relevance, bu
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  43. On Pprune John Farley put up a quote he got from his proof reader, a 70 year old lady who knows nothing about aeroplanes but whose grammar is immaculate: You can’t have a Lightning II. Especially when THE Lightning had a red hot exhaust and was quite attractive and this thing looks like it should come down your street sucking out the drains.
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  44. Sharp build! Always nice to see another Ali-cat in the pipe. sounds like the HB kit builds up easy enough. I've got an F-14D version in the stash I'll probably break out in a year or so. One tiny detail I noticed is that the TACAN antenna (the blade antenna just aft of the canopy) is the taller version used by USN tomcats after about 1989 or so... the version on the earlier jets (including the IRIAF ones) would be the same height as the rear-most antenna (the UHF one) on the back of the fuselage. Just a couple of random details FYI (because discussing Ali-Cats is fun), You were partly right
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  45. Well, once the blue is taken out of the picture, looks to me like white distemper applied over a dark surface. White distemper was common. Although references on Luftwaffe comouflage do note use of 65 and 76, in addition to white distemper.
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