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  1. Well this is my latest build completed, another commission and a very challenging one at that. This is the Stargazer Models 1/144 scale Discovery 1 from 2001/2010, the kit has a total length of 30"+. One of the biggest challenges was making the modifications for the bespoke lighting rig as there are no resin spares so I could not afford to make any mistakes. I was not going to light the engine bells as I thought it was too risky but I gave it a great deal of thought and took the chance. Back to year one apprentice bench fitting and my trusty Tamiya razor saw. The lighting in the Command Modu
    4 points
  2. A rather quick build, I always wanted to build a Danish Starfighter, they have at wonderful, weathered look! This is mostly a painting Project, so building will be almost OOB. This is of course Hasegawa´s great Starfighter, so even a OOB build will be rather detailed. Building was trouble-free, almost no filler was required. A few cockpit shots: The only addition is seatbelts. And so the fun begins! More pics will follow soon...I hope! My aim is to finish it to the C4 Open show in Malmö, Sweden, in two weeks...
    3 points
  3. After spending the best part of 5 months building this I am quite pleased with how it's finally turned out. During my time on the 'Junglie Circuit' I cut my engineering teeth on this airframe: ZF121 from 772 Squadron then I met her up again on 846 Squadron. Where I worked with it in Northern Ireland I hope you like her There are more images but didn't want to swamp all the bandwidth hehe
    3 points
  4. I've been taking a break from the Hermes build with a few simpler ships from the stash. This the the WEM HMS Ledbury with a few updates to represent a more current fit for the class. It's a really nice little kit but for a small ship, there's a lot of detail packed in, mostly around the working deck and boat deck. Andrew
    3 points
  5. Another quick build was the new Atlantic Models HMS Leeds castle, I've made a few detail changes to backdate the shiip to her 1982 South Atlantic fit. Whilst not having an embarked helicopter, the ships have a large helicopter deck and were used as fuel stops by helicopters transfering stores between larger ships at South Georgia. This is the new Atlantic models kit and is one of the easiest ship kits I've built - the hull was ready to paint after about 3 hours work, and the superstructure wasn't much longer. Andrew
    3 points
  6. Hello everyone I've been away for sometime and I just wanted to try and upload some pictures to see I could still remember how to do it? I hope you don't mind.
    3 points
  7. Finally completed with the undercarriage, doors, hook and bombs on. I have to say it's not been an easy build - it's a true short-run kit but it's an unusual subject and I'm pleased with how she turned out! I therefore present BuNo 104595, White 109, VF-41 "Firebirds" Thanks for looking and on with Number Two - the FR-1!
    3 points
  8. Well I could not sleep so I started on some more details. The Nav instrumentation and various boxes and stick are all moulded as 3 simple pieces but it quite 2D in nature. I started by cutting and separating the 2d representation of the Nav stick. Apologies for the crappy photographs. Then whilst I was at it I cut the rest of the panel up - no going back! I then moved on and rebuilt that area and glued into behind the front of the rear panel as it should be. This is were I have gotten to. Some wiring to add etc and needs painting and glueing together. I also added some very promin
    3 points
  9. Good afternoon everybody. Hope we are all having a pleasant weekend This is my build of Combrigs Indefatigable class battlecruiser HMAS Australia in 1/700 I think the history of the ship is fairly well known but a brief overview. She joined the newly formed Royal Australian Navy in 1913 as Flagship. Started WW1 in Australian waters conducting operations against German assets in the Pacific before being moved to the UK as part of the Grand Fleets Battlecruiser Squadron. Managed to miss all the fleet actions of the war which with the fates of some of the other battlecruisers, was probably a
    2 points
  10. Well I've been making the most of being stuck inside because of the rain... This is the obsolete Airfix Spitfire Mk.I (old tool ofc) and I had a bash at converting it. I admit, it is some what crude, however, it looks the part Modifications; Sanded all the raised panel lines and filled the panel trenches around the engine, The curved front canopy came from Airfix's XIX, the "un-blown" slidey bit and the rear bit (very technical) were thermoformed, The two blade prop was built from scratch, The rudder was altered, Undercarriage legs from the Heller XVI and the wheels had the spok
    2 points
  11. Built OOB, Testors MM paints. Build thread: http://www.zone-five.net/showthread.php?t=24706
    2 points
  12. So your plan is to wait until you have proved that aircraft is outdated, then fob off the Navy with it? You weren't part of the Air Ministry in the mid-30s, were you? Joking aside, the FAA already had their own dog of a turret fighter (the Blackburn Roc), which made the Defiant look like an F-16. I doubt they'd have been too interested in another go!
    2 points
  13. Sprayed the boot topping and masked off, then got into building the bridge and funnel. Painted the funnel stripe and cap then masked them off. I've got some more etch to add before the grey can be sprayed, then it's a lot of careful cutting off of the flightdeck netting in prep for the etched parts. Just had to do a quick dry fit to see how big this thing is going to be, Oh yeah, I've also built up the 8" turrets in prep for the fitting of the Master gun barrels.
    2 points
  14. Here she is, my second build completed. Despite the often frustrating fit and the amount of fettling that needed doing it looks pretty good to me. There were mistakes made along the way, some were fixed, some weren't. At times I wished I hadn't started it but in the end it was a very positive experience. Would I make another one? Definately, but not yet, I have to get started on the Mig 15 to go with it. Thanks to all who watched and commented.
    2 points
  15. You're getting the hang of this Seafire lark Col. She's another good'un mate. Hey Beard,a Griffon VI with a Mk.V rudder at the other end of it?,that would be a real handful. I doubt that it'd have anywhere near enough authority for yaw control,the "pointy" was only just enough.
    2 points
  16. Finished the Revell P-26a - build thread here - http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234946388-172-revell-boeing-p-26a-peashooter/page-1
    2 points
  17. AFAIK, all the XIIs had pointy rudders, the V based airframes had fixed tail wheels, the VIII based ones had retractable tail wheels. Nice job on the XV Col, theres a lot to like about this, I need to get off my backside & get one of these as I already have the Almark decals & I like that scheme, especially now I've seen it on yours. Steve.
    2 points
  18. My old man gave me one crucial piece of advice..."Never ask, boy. The xxxxxxxx always tell you no". That's been my mantra all my 61 years! Martin
    2 points
  19. Yes please.The Spitfire is for conversion to a Seafire 1b.
    2 points
  20. This would be really useful, due the diverse range of builds going on. I have lots of pics of a T17 cockpit and some other stuff from the two a/c at Hendon and MAM (mainly undercarriage and tailplanes). Plus I'm sure Bex has enough info to keep us all going for years. rich
    1 point
  21. HobbyBoss is to release a 1/48th Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano kit - ref.81727 A test shot was on display last weekend at the All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2013. Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=522399501187936&set=a.522385911189295.1073741833.100002536719681&type=1&theater The dead of the AVM Scale Models resin kit http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234928632-148th-embraer-emb-314-a-29-super-tucano-resin-kit-by-avm-scale-models-on-pre-order/?hl=tucano V.P.
    1 point
  22. I knew I had to build this kit the moment I knew it had been released, always loving the menacing lines of these machines with their hard hitting quartet of 20mm cannon in the nose. Originally I had hoped to go for one of those machines with a fake glazed nose painted on, but struggled to find the right decals and references, so decided to go with a machine from 9./KG3 and flown by Lt. Udo Cordes in the spring of 1943, flying from Poltava in central Russia. Cordes was one of the staffel's expert loco busters, having destroyed 77 locomotives, and 2 aircraft up to May 1943. Decal are from the
    1 point
  23. New tool Airfix kit Got her finished today [/url] [/url] [/url]
    1 point
  24. Hi Everyone, My finished Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I finished in 610 Sqaudron markings part of No.11 Fighter Group, protecting the south of England from the Luftwaffe. If anyone is looking for a straight-forward out the box spitfire this is definitely the one, being Tamiya is goes together very smoothly, the only hitch i would say are that the decals are fairly thin especially serial letters and roundels, if you are you using decal softener like i did, i have to say be careful not to over do it as they are very fragile and prone to cracking and splitting. Scratch built the seatbel
    1 point
  25. This one has been on and off the bench over the last year or so and I finally got time and the energy to finish it. Its the excellent Hasegawa MaK Falke Anti Gravity Fighter and I just love the mix of what looks like a 1950's hotrod and the big cannon up front. It also gave me a chance to try out the AK Interactive Chipping fluid, which takes some getting used to but I like very much. I love MaK as you can mess it up and go to town on weathering. Paint is a mix of Vallejo, Hasegawa and some AK Interactive and Mig Weathering powders, oils and fluids. The base is a bit of wood I found in th
    1 point
  26. Hello, I am currently realizing my third scratchbuilt 1/1 scale instrument panel, and after the one of Bf 109G-6 and Macchi C.202 fighters, this time the choosen is the Spitfire Mk I/II. After a very long phase of study, regarding instruments, layout and part numbers, I prepared the aluminum panels and all the placing holes. Watching at the pictures of real aircraft, and in particular to P9374's panel and to real wartime-era pics, I noticed that they painted the main panel in a reddish dark-brown tone, with the 6 instruments blind flying panel in black. I just would like to know the meaning
    1 point
  27. The moderators did not like you announcing new stuff in areas other than your traders area, nor your links to ebay auctions, nor offering up items for sale without the required 100 posts and not in the buy and sell area. All things that other members of the site manage to accomplish by reading and adhering to the site rules. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234945763-deleted/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234945716-deleted/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234939729-deleted/ Nor when you eventually asked for and had the trader
    1 point
  28. Very nicely done Mish. The weathering is beautiful in it's subtlty and really brings it to life.
    1 point
  29. Suppose I really should lead by example since I'm pestering everyone else. A Hawker Super-Hunter of some form based on the various Kingstone P.11** projects. Radar, thin wings, missile capability, reheat equiped etc. A Harrier project. Either the 'tuning-fork' trainer concept using a couple of Frog/Novo kits and a spare tailfin from the Sword kit or something around the 'Big-wing'/AV-16 proposals. Final idea is a navalised Bf109G based on the old Airfix kit. Folding wings, hook, perhaps post-war markings from an Eastern Bloc nation. This one is my favourite of the three so far Nick.
    1 point
  30. I got a little more done before dinner. This is how the dome looks after its second coat of primer - much better: I gave all the primed parts a rub over with 2400 grit Micromesh and the troublesome area on the dome also got some treatment with this sanding stick to finish off any high spots: So this lot are all now ready for a top coat in the morning, this is getting really exciting now!! I put the light covers on a white background to have a proper look: When I first sprayed one of them the finish was quite blotchy (the other was fine). I let it dry under a lamp and then applied
    1 point
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  32. Very very nice I like this a lot Roger
    1 point
  33. nice mushrooms! I remember staying at a friends down in the borders and we went for a walk one day a found a field full of shaggy parasol's - we were eating mushrooms for days after that. They were fabulous. oh yes, the Dalek (nearly forgot) Getting closer day by day, can't wait to see the dome complete and see what kind of character you have there
    1 point
  34. Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk 11 WJ 232 HMS Ocean 802 Sqn FAA. Lt Peter Carmichael was credited with shooting down a Mig 15 in this plane.
    1 point
  35. Fantastic,........I love the paintwork!! I have a sideline in building Italian aircraft models because like the sports cars, they just look so right,....but I don`t have an airbrush so have to hand paint them and my finish is nothing like this!,...In fact had been toying with posting some here but your model just proves why I should just keep them to myself, Excellent, Tony O
    1 point
  36. Really Nice Moskito there,
    1 point
  37. Not finished. Even this "quick build" has taken too long. I might get it finished by this evening but I doubt it. I didn't take as many pictures as I though No photos of it primed Decalled - almost finished a few little bits to add on
    1 point
  38. theres only one aircraft to replace the A10 with thats another A10.. no point in buying a new aircraft just yet when they can rewing and upgrade the aircraft far cheaper ..
    1 point
  39. Stencils on. Haven't used them all though, just the major ones. Now for varnish and wheels.
    1 point
  40. That looks PHAT!! Good job Russ.
    1 point
  41. I think Nigel, that you would be better off splitting the bar into 3 sections. You could at least keep all 3 in line then but maybe not on the same radius from the centre. By the way, loving the build so far, and I'm sure the problem won't stump you for long. You seem to be able to find an ingenious solution to the most challenging of issues with this kit.
    1 point
  42. Airfix Seafire XVII In 1/48th Scale. Enjoy,I did.The build thread can be found here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234946712-airfix-seafire-xvii-in-148th-scale/
    1 point
  43. Fairey Barracud Mk.II LS542/5C 829 Squadron. HMS Victorious. Apr 1944 1/72 MPM + Airwaves Wingfold
    1 point
  44. Have a peep at this...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6dXkL6CwGY Mind you, not sure what the bottles look like outside the UK. Roy.
    1 point
  45. Hi All! After few month off I started to build my newest victim and I just finished my latest bird! As you knows I like the russian built planes better than any others from the air...That was the main reason of my choice... When I saw this beautiful coloured proud mature lady in many years before at an airport, I decided I have to build it in the future. The kit was given as the Zvezda released this perfect Tu-154M kit in 1/144 scale. But decals wasn't available at anywhere for long times. After many-many months I looked for about any available decal, finally I found one and could buy one
    1 point
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