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  1. After having had a break away from flying things, in favour of motor car and motorbike things, I have returned to aircraft and here is my latest effort. Probably my favourite World War II fighter in my favourite scheme. The kit is the 8th Air Force Aces boxing of Tamiya's 1/48th P51D Mustang and this is truly straight OOB. No aftermarket, no fancy etched stuff or resin, just as Mr. Tamiya intended. There are still a few small things to finish off, but I'm getting ready for the trip over to Telford and they will have to wait until after the weekend. Hope you like the pics and as always, don't
    9 points
  2. ***if you are of a weak disposition or a wingy thing builder, DONT read this*** Oh please god, please dont let it be ANOTHER Spitfire. Woohoo, it'll be a hot new product, Ill open the thread on BM, wait tensively for the pictures to download, and as soon as I see the begining of the wings downloading, that 'ah crap' feeling will come back and Ill just have to go outside and punch the dog again. Hot new products suck when they have wings attached to them... However, there is a small silver lining. Cant wait until the new kit gets onto BM, and its famous for about 37 minutes until some Herb
    9 points
  3. I have thankfully 99% finished both of the JP5 SRPCSAEEMs (if you're up to date with Cheshiretaurus's Cherokee build you'll know what I mean) and they're in the cockpit tub ready to go into the fuselage. With bang seat no 2 (the instructors seat) I tried to put bend some slight folds into the lap belts to minimize the 2d effect. But really the PE is rather too small and stiff for that and the pre-colouring starts to peel off almost as soon as you put a proper bend in it. The bottom ejection handle fell off No 1 and got eaten by the carpet monster - so I've left them both off for now.
    5 points
  4. Last night I completed Airfix Javelin (at around 1:30 am) , it was a massive rush but it is ready to grace the Romsey Modellers table at Telford this weekend. It's a great kit and I thoroughly enjoyed the build ( apart from the last few days which have been a bit frantic ). Build OOB apart from a set of Eduard Canberra seatbelts ( which are pretty close to the MB Mk 2 seat, and look much better than I could have achieved with foil)
    4 points
  5. Hi all, after a few weeks with no modelling activity due to an illness disrupting my modelling, im finally back on track with regards to making models. Here is my mitsubishi zero which im over the moon with; im very happy with the heavy weathering. I hope you like it, regards
    4 points
  6. Gold 5 from Fine Moulds
    4 points
  7. Hi guys after 18 months work I got the B-17 diorama finished a couple of weeks ago, just in time for the IPMS UK Nationals at Telford this weekend - I was going to wait until the last minute to post in 'Ready For Inspection' but I don't think I'll get a spare moment before I head off down South on friday, so here are some photos of the finished diorama. You can find the build thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234919436-132-scratchbuilt-b-17-fortress-diorama-update-1009-995-complete/ Without getting all mushy about it, I would like to thank everyone w
    3 points
  8. I have just finished my Spitfire Vb in 1/48 scale from Tamiya. Cockpit is from Aires, propeller and exhaust pipes are from Quickboost and wheels are from Barracudacast. The model represents Spitfire Mk Vb, AB184 "Joe II" which was with 332 Squadron in 1942. Decals are from Vingtor. I have used Xtracolor, Tamiya and Vallejo paint for airbrushing. Humbrol enamels are used for painting details.
    3 points
  9. This is my first started and finished model after the birth of my Daughter, and first post in BM. So thanks to my wife and mom for all your work and allowing me time to build =) This is Tamiya's 1/32 mustang (no intro needed i'm sure), straight out of the box. Scheme is from The Dominican Air-fore During the Trujillo Dictatorship. Markings where painted on using masks custom masks. NMF was done with CItadel paints. I used Tamiya acrylics for the markings and topped it of with Flory's washes. Comments and critiques are welcomed. thanks for looking! comments and critiques are welc
    3 points
  10. Here is my first post. I made loads of little mistakes but then again that's modelling. The Decals are Model Alliance and the cockpit has Eduard coloured photo etch. There are almost no reference photos of this aircraft on the web so its really a shot in the dark. Now for the 15 hour bus journey from southern Ireland to Telford !
    3 points
  11. I like the idea - so much so, that if the GB idea doesn't float, I'd like to suggest the idea of a "Buddy Build". In other words, no formal structure or moderation by Mish, but a sort of loose collection of participants acting as a Zetetic Elench*. * Do you have any idea how long I've waited to get that phrase into a sentence?
    3 points
  12. Similar to Enzo's story, Mildenhall on a sunny show-day. USAF F-15A and Lightning line up at the end of the runway, they start moving, part way down the Lightning gets airborne by retracting it's undercarriage and square turns for orbit. By the time the F-15 was gear-up you couldn't even hear the Lightning anymore. I'm pretty sure that was the moment my then-girlfriends young brother decided on the RAF as a career, I bet he wasn't the only one.
    3 points
  13. Hi all, just finished my latest model: Italeri`s Wessex HU.5 in scale 1:48. Used all three phantastic sets by Eduard for further details, the rest ist out of the box. Hope you like it!
    2 points
  14. Hello, attended this show last Saturday, it was quite warm (30's) and heat haze was making photography quite a challenge, gave my new Nikon D800e body a workout (36mp) Here is a link to some of the shots i took Cheers http://www.flickr.com/photos/open_shutter_media/
    2 points
  15. Here is my first attempt at 1/48 scale with Academy's P40 Tomahawk IIb. The kit is an OOB build with a bit of detail added to the cockpit, wheels, etc. The paints used were Tamiya and Vallejo. The kit was a straight forward build costing only £7.99. Cheers Ian
    2 points
  16. build thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234944844-eduard-148-p-38h-skylark-iv-nuthamstead-1943/ Quite happy with how this one turned out actually. There's a few little mistakes: it's nearly impossible to cut the Academy clear pieces from the sprues without damaging them and me being somewhat clumsy damanged them quite a bit. Realized I also should have opened the top slot for the boarding ladder but oh well. Had very little difficulties with the Eduard Brassin parts - they fit perfectly. I did swap the Academy tails for the Hasegawa parts; Academy kit features
    2 points
  17. 'Right', Been told to get on with it so heres a start. This shows the port un starboard one ok and the other being redone. This is ok. This has been boarded up and when dry will drill/file new entrance. Also been busy with the netting on stairs from poop to Quarter deck. I used 1/72nd brass left over from a T34/85 build cut to shape. Cheers foxy
    2 points
  18. I think it's natural for people to want to take pride in national industry and homebuilt products. Certainly here in the USA, it's almost a religious mania, and in fact is to some extent enshrined in law. Ships are one of the biggest and most visible symbols of a nation's military, and just, as, for instance, the Lightning (the only "all-British" supersonic jet) is remembered with pride, I've no doubt that the British shipbuilding industry was and is viewed similarly. Will other countries build ships with the same distinctive superstructures of modern Royal Navy vessels? I imagine it's possibl
    2 points
  19. Planes My Father Fixed - Part 5 5 Sqn Burma Oct 1944-Jan 1945 Thunderbolt II In the autumn of 1944, the Hurricane IIc and IId aircraft were replaced by Thunderbolt I and II - othewise known as the P-47D Razorback and Bubbletop. 5 Sqn and 123 Sqn converted to the type together at Yelahanka in sothern India and it was intended that 5 Sqn would be equipped with Thunderbolt Isand 123 Sqn would have Thunderbolt IIs, but both squadrons left with a mixture. 5 Sqn retained its Thunderbolt IIs until January 1945 when they were swapped for Thunderbolt Is from 258 Sqn. Here we see a Thunderbolt II o
    2 points
  20. An alarmingly large part of my job consists of spitting out meaningless headlines on command. Over time, a sort of jaded numbness descends upon one.
    2 points
  21. And very comfortable they look too!! You could always scratchbuild a slightly bigger JP around it....!! May hopefully see you at Telford, if you're passing the IPMS West Glamorgan stand I may be hanging about there, but on the other hand I could well be wandering around with a glazed look on my face - that's the usual Telford way! Be prepared to be overwhelmed Steve - and those 3 hours you'll be there are probably the most manic of the weekend ....!!
    2 points
  22. I use Sparmax one: http://www.air-craft.net/acatalog/SCP-700-Cleaning-Station.html Happy
    2 points
  23. ok have done a slightly better version of the Anti-shipping He-177Z-A6. I may as yet add a couple of Junkers Jumo 004's, these will be mounted on the inner side of the fuselage up near the nose. This is similar to the Ju-287, though at the moment I do like the very clean look at the moment.
    2 points
  24. <uberpedant> A true camel is any animal in the genus Camelus. That includes Camelus bactrianus and Camelus dromedarius. A wider definition of the term "camel" is that of any animal in the family Camelidae. This includes llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. A more accurate term to describe these animals is "camelid". </uberpedant>
    2 points
  25. Agreed, give it time don't want to risk spoiling it by rushing. Very good work with the masking - I've just spent the last hour masking the canopy for the Thunderbolt which was a bit tricky... oh bugger I've just remembered I'm supposed to be taking photos for the WIP thread... oops! I've just had one of my speciality snacks, toasted corned beef sandwich... stick the bread in the toaster and turn the grill on, stick a slice of corned beef under the grill for about a minute just to warm it up from the fridge rather than put it into the toast cold. Then slap it between the buttered toast add so
    2 points
  26. I am not saying its right or saying wrong but the rise of internet shopping has brought about at least in part the demise of the local model shop as it has the High St in general, its a bit ironic that as a result of our own addiction to the internet shopping experience we have contributed to the loss of one of the experiences most of us looked forward to ,, the rumage around the shelves. Speak about shooting yourself in the foot. I dont think however it would have been practical to expect the majority of local model shops to carry all the extras as its just not practcal, the cottage industrie
    2 points
  27. So it's not a 1:350 HMS Ark Royal IV or HMS Hermes then? good, then I can get on with my scratchbuilds without the worry of a kit being produced as soon as I've finished! Mike
    2 points
  28. Whilst I am in a long lay over in Chicago on the way to Austin I thought I would upload some very slow progress of late (my excuse being that I have spent >50% of my time in the US since August). Please note that the ejection seat and cockpit are far from finished - e.g. I have painted in white all buttons and switches that are a variety of shades of black and gray etc, there is none of the correct striping on the ejector seat pull handles etc. Last but not least none of the instrument dials have the Airscale decals added yet. More to come next week after I return home.
    2 points
  29. I started this one just as the kit hit our shores, but as is sometimes the case with me, I got distracted by something more shiny during the last stages, so after a long sabatical I've finally summoned the courage to finish it off, which involved a little touching up of some of the paint, a complete change of load-out and fabrication of a few parts that had gone missing in the interim. She's almost OOB apart from those parts, plus the replacement box inside one of the flap bays where a 2nd APU exhaust was placed in the kit There is also a set of Paragon wheels hanging off the landing gear,
    1 point
  30. Hi everyone !!! After a very long time i'm back again . This is my latest project . The Trumpeter kit is a very good one with very nice detail and loads of weapons . My previous attempts to paint the model failed but this one is the final . I still have to put the missiles but from what you will see you get the picture . Painting freehand as always . I hope you like it PA160191 by nionios_v, on Flickr PA160192 by nionios_v, on Flickr PA160193 by nionios_v, on Flickr PA160195 by nionios_v, on Flickr PA160196 by nionios_v, on Flickr PA160197 by nionios_v, on Flickr PA160200
    1 point
  31. In spite of my scepticism, I'm hearing strong Type 1106/1180/1164 rumours - and I'm the man who said in a public forum the day before it was announced that there was no way Airfix would do the Nimrod.
    1 point
  32. They are lots of fun to build and far more detailed than I thought they would be. I did a whif using Skipper Riley a couple of months ago Ken Decklander
    1 point
  33. Way off topic but..... Yep - 'rescued' quite a few temporarily uncertain of positions around N. Yorks in 82-84 whilst with the flying prevention branch at Leeming. Although TBH the best/ worst was a solo civvy of the fairer gender on a navex from Leeds to Teeside who missed the A19 north turning on the outbound leg and was merrily heading out towards Whitby, and then managed to miss the left turn down the A1 on the way back and was heading out into the Yorkshie Dales below safety alt. Apparently when the Supervisor phoned the flying club she was using a road map to navigate with.... Remin
    1 point
  34. Hi Matt, Don't you think that you will have some fitting issues with this detail set? I mean, Revell's Thunderbolt must be the good old Monogram kit. Wish you all the best.
    1 point
  35. Rigging...more of. Haven't had a lot of time to work on the ship as this time of year there's all that crap like firewood to be thinking of etc. etc. However... I've been seeing how small I can turn bullseyes - this one is about 1.5mm. Don't think much smaller is practical. They have a habit of flying off into the ulu... So here's the bowsprit and jb-boom with their standing rigging. Nice to be finally getting on with what makes a sailing ship interesting. Lot of eyestrain to come!
    1 point
  36. They've clearly shot down an awful lot of Zero's but I do feel the ground crew may have gone slightly overboard with the kill markings!
    1 point
  37. Ok, radiators attached, pics below. Done a couple of test fits of chassis to body and might leave that until tomorrow night. Anyway enjoy the pics and I'll post some more when the body and chassis are together. All comments welcome.
    1 point
  38. Excellent build..! Love that paintjob and the weathering - especially on the underside. Have been eyeing this kit for some time as well, might have to get it now..
    1 point
  39. On the Airfix website they are announcing their 2014 lineup at Telford, http://www.airfix.com/news/airfix-announce-new-2014-releases-at-scale-model-world/ So looking forward to SMW2013 Robert
    1 point
  40. I know what you mean, I'm cycling through the four I've got on the go for this group and sometimes it seems like I'm not getting much done to each one. If I concentrated on one I'd get a huge chunk done but at least doing it this way I'm always doing something while glue/paint/filler is drying. I get like you and need a quick fix every now and then, that's when my little Zvezda Art of Tactic planes and tanks come in handy. My record is a Lagg-3 in under 2 hours, really gave me a "build high" to be able to stick something on the display shelf the same day as starting!
    1 point
  41. Very nice looking Hawk, especially how you have managed to get that mouth decal to look as though it is painted on.
    1 point
  42. Naah - big guns / missiles on carriers just encourage the Fish'eads to put them in harm's way so they can play with their toys. It's an airfield - so lots and lots of point defence, please, but nothing to make the Gunnery Officers want to dash about playing battleships! [i know Saratoga started life as a battlecruiser, so we can make an exception in her case!]
    1 point
  43. I remember seeing Jet Provosts flying level with the traffic on the M6 motorway at the northern edge of the Lakes while driving up towards Carlisle (there is a huge hill on the right hand side while travelling north and they were always flying alongside it following the valley), so they were definitely active in the area at low level. Happy days! Cheers Tony O
    1 point
  44. Great looking Phantom mate
    1 point
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