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  1. This airplane was based in Boccadifalco airfield ,near Palermo-Sicily; Palermo is the city of my birth and Boccadifalco is the airport where I grew up, this is because my father was president of RC modeling section , then you know very well that the smell of the field grass, of the gasoline is always in my nose. My goal is to make all aircraft based in that airport: Italian, U.S. and Germany. I begin with a Bf 110E of 7./ZG26, tomorrow I'll post an US Spit. Ettore
    8 points
  2. As I promised last afternoon, here another plane based in Palermo Boccadifalco (Boccadifalco: " Mouth hawk"), after Husky Operation in July 1943 This is a Spitfire Mk.VC 4nd FS 52nd FG flown by Major Robert Levine The azure blue is self made with all colors A nice day to all Ettore
    8 points
  3. Hi everyone, I found a few photos taken last year after completing the lovely Airfix GR9, in the Cottesmore special scheme. There's nothing to really report about this kit other than you can pour glue in the box, shake and get a lovely Harrier. Much has been said about the depth of panel lines on Airfix's 1/72 kits. To be honest my opinion is that we already accept so many compromises on such a small scale that the depth of panels lines is less important than accurate outlines. On this kit in particular the undercarriage legs and wheels etc. are very fine and in scale and it looks and 'sits'
    7 points
  4. this is the first time i post my model in this forum, i'm newbi but i hope onother member like my model, thanks for see and have fun
    7 points
  5. Tamiya's usual quality, but I wanted the flaps up and I think they are designed to fit extended as they where a little tricky to get lined up. Eduard zoom in the cockpit and master radar antenna (from telford as a after thought) these are lovely but a pain to make up, if you get them drill the .3mm holes in the front supports before you fix it, as it's a nightmare after. Model master paints on top, tamiya nato black underneath I don't know where the pre-shading went, or the greys I mixed and sprayed on the black as it all disappered when the gloss and matt varnish went on, so it's ended up l
    6 points
  6. Hi, Just joined but posting a few previous builds.. Wingnut kits are exceptional.. Apologies if it's a bit picture heavy! Thanks Guy
    4 points
  7. Hi again, Next up in the completed builds is the good old Spit.. It's a beauty of a kit.. Thanks for looking.. Guy Ps How do I post the emoticons in posts? I've enabled them but can't see them anywhere to select?
    4 points
  8. It's not like we're living in a sci-fi desert. That dark gritty programme for grown-ups could be Ultraviolet, Fringe, Farscape, Continuum... they're just not Dr Who. Dr Who is Dr Who, and it was never intended to be for grown-ups...only. Like they said in An Adventure in Space and Time, it was meant to keep the adult football fans watching after Final Score, and give the kids something to watch before the pop charts. And as for "dumbed it down and aimed it at five year olds"? Tosh. I enjoyed Dr Who from Jon Pertwee to Peter Davison, and I've enjoyed it with my kids from Chris Eccleston to Matt
    4 points
  9. Back to Thunderbird 1 then. Painting was the next stage, with the rear fuselage/engine section being joined up, fins added and painting undertaken The blue of the fuselage is Tamiya X-14 with a touch of white added to tone it down. The blue stripes are raw X-14. Silver is Alcad semi-matt alumninium. Legs have been assembled with the requisite "splay-footed" appearance and painted Alcad semi-matt alumninium. Nose painted with Tamiya red gloss over Alcad gloss black primer For the main fuselage I originally painted the wings before joining the two halves together. Initially
    4 points
  10. Thanks IGkent, Rudolf and Murdo Appreciate this Nigel. Below are some pics of the two fairings. One has been sanded down (but not yet finished) the other is untouched. Hope the pics help. I'll continue to sand them down but I can bring them along to the next club meet I'm able to attend and we can see what's possible. On that note, I'm afraid I'm going to miss the January meet too February should be okay... Update on the fenestron drive shaft: I think I may be mad but I couldn't resist trying this. Rather than just ending it at the drive shaft, I thought I'd try and detail th
    4 points
  11. Well after all the excitement and fallout of yet another Telford show I shall be getting back to this little fella. Thanks to the amazing generosity of a few retailers that I've befriended over the years, not to mention a couple of BM'ers I came back loaded with bags full of 'review goodies' designed to distract me from the one true course...but I've resisted so far and will valiantly continue my quest ... The rear turret is one of the few areas of the kit that needs extra work and having spoken to Yuri of Scalemodels.ru it became apparent that major surgery would be needed here if it was to
    4 points
  12. Hello, here is my recently completed Airfix Mustang IV made from the starter kit. It it took 2 weeks which is incredibly quick for me, it's a great kit with nice detail including a good cockpit with sidewall detail, flap and radiator options. I decided to have a go with Tamiya paints on this one, after painting the cockpit and interior parts such as wheel wells with citadel or Vallejo paints. I gave it the usual coat of klear before weathering with oils, then a coat of Tamiya clear with flat base mixed in. I decided to fill in the wing panels after doing a bit of research and finding out where
    3 points
  13. Hello all, Just joined, mainly do aircraft, but I've had a dabble in the 1/48 Tamiya kits - love 'em! Thanks for looking Guy
    3 points
  14. Built this car OOB, and used Testors base and a automotive 4 to 1 clear on it. I have always liked these classic muscle cars. Only if I could get a 1:1!
    3 points
  15. Fea - when you set your store out with a controversial subject, don't be surprised if you get some different opinions. I've been watching this thread from the very beginning because I know it'll be a hot topic and prone to the usual flame-outs. Just because they disagree with you, doesn't necessarily make them wrong, as a lot of what you're discussing is subjective and simply their opinion versus yours. You're also expounding some pretty weird points, the oddest being that the BBC TV Centre is somehow tainted by Jimmy Saville's excretions, when it's actually a bricks and mortar building, s
    3 points
  16. P-47D Thunderbolt "Tipsy" 42-76520 510th FS 405th FG Christchurch 1944 Started this last weekend, its the Academy kit and it goes together very well, decals are by Kits World, paint is: Olive Drab Vallejo Neutral Grey Gunze White Vallejo Thanks for looking
    3 points
  17. I'd rather Dr Who had a 50th celebration than some "Reality" effort or a soap! Just found out I'll be seeing it at the cinema with SHMBO & my son in 3-D, so it'll be a real treat. My personal opinion is Matt Smith is a great Dr, but has had some poor stories & was overshadowed by his leggy companion & her p-whipped boyfriend.
    3 points
  18. Hawk T1 RAF Chivenor 1982. Revell 1/32 Hawk back dated seats (before HA ones came out-typical) Tim Perry Practice bomb units, etch cockpit set. Hannants decals. Resin flaps. I decide to rivet the back end as per the real aircraft. All rivets were drilled and added individually, they came from a Russian company which have a UK agent on ebay. It was shown on the Flory table at Telford.
    3 points
  19. Just received this e-mail from the lady behind the petition: As most of you will now be aware, the BBC have recently announced that The Sky at Night will continue from February next year, after a break in January. The BBC's own news website states that this is following this petition (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24740857) so I just wanted to say an extremely grateful 'Thank You', on behalf of the entire 'Save Sky at Night Team' to each and every one of you who took the time to sign this petition and say how delighted we are that the programme has been saved. We don't yet know
    3 points
  20. I would far rather have saturation coverage of Dr Who than say C Factor, I Was a Cebrity or whatever but others would disagree. It's the differences in opinion that are interesting. Grit your teeth it'll be over next week! Trevor
    3 points
  21. Hello to everyone! This is my first attempt at this so forgive me of any mistakes. As a very keen modeller through the late 60’s all the 70’s the one kit I always lusted after but could never afford (or do justice to) was the 1/24th Harrier. An older friend bought one as soon as it was released. He kept getting the box out, looking at the massive sprues and it and put it away again, for years we all kept asking where the Harrier was. That friend unfortunately died a good while ago so in some way this build is to the happy memories of Dave Rodgers. After starting modelling seriously again 3 y
    2 points
  22. Hi all, First thread here. I've done a few builds on the ww1aircraftmodels.com forum and I thought I would continue on here as I've got a few non WW1 subjects to build.. However, I'm half way through a Salmson so I thought I may as well post this here as well to kick off.. Picked this up at Telford - usually stick to 1/32 for WW1 but I was very impressed by the kit and had to get it! It's really like a 1/32 kit that's been shrunk.. Going for this USAS colour scheme - I just like the top wing markings.. The engine and gun ring - very good in this scale - but very fiddly! Some nice ph
    2 points
  23. I have to say Airfix have had such an amazing turnaround of late - this year alone I have bought the Typhoon, 1/48th PR XIX, Gladiator, Swordfish, Harrier, Javelin and what I personally believe is the best yet - Hurricane Mk1. The level of detail supplied as standard for a 1/72nd model is great as is the fit. Please note the Instrument panel is from an old PE set that I had in the spares box. I added some seat belts and cables (that you will not see when the fuselage is closed up!) More anon.
    2 points
  24. Hello all After having not posted anything for a while I though it was time to start something worth doing Recently I visited this years IPMS model show and was inspired to do something a little bit interesting....a16th scale bluethunder scratch build This chopper has always been of inspiration and what better to do it in such a large scale.I Have completed the main moulds vac form and starting work on the cockpit interior to which i am taking to a superior level of detail. Please forgive the speed of my posts as this is my first major scratch build and it takes me some time..ple
    2 points
  25. Dalek Diary - Day 81 There are still some jobs to do, like removing marks like this which I think is a slight smear of epoxy: I am not very happy with the underside of the dome, with the epoxy going off so fast I did not have time to get it how I wanted it. It is a bit of a mess really: For my dinner I fancied a pie so I cooked this along with some nice buttery mashed potato and homemade gravy (anyone want the recipe?): The pie was actually rather nice so I thought you might like to have more information on it: "Beef Steak & London Porter Ale Pie with Shortcrust Pastry" to be
    2 points
  26. About time it stood on its own two feet: Applied a wash to the removable panels and control surfaces too - still needs finessing a bit before exhaust staining etc and a final matt coat. I must admit it looks terrible. Hopefully a matt coat and little details like unmasking the canopy, pitot tube, wheel covers, lights etc. will transform it in the same way the did for the Spitfire. If not...oh dear!
    2 points
  27. Some quick pics. Headpiece added to the hull, along with the three braces. Those braces are not to strengthen the hull. Rather, they are support for the big deck above. The invariable seam filled. ..... .....And the pour stubs on the bottom of the hull... And ohh yeah, look what the doctor delivered yesterday too! Paints! Again, **GULP** Hope I got enough! Anyway, that's it for now. Tonight, sand the hull down and perhaps put on another layer of red putty. Hope to get the deck on by the end of the weekend!
    2 points
  28. I personally thought Auntie called it right on this, a nerdy documentary - no thanks, Marty...
    2 points
  29. thats everything matted down and the wheels finished.
    2 points
  30. 2 points
  31. This one has been done a few times but I had to have it in the collection. It is the Academy 1:48 scale MkXIVe build OOB except for the Ultracast seat. A few mods such as repositioning the rudder and elevators and an Alclad II Airframe Aluminum finish over a Tamiys Gloss Black base coat (TS-14 decanted into the airbrush) Barney
    2 points
  32. Ahhh, but now we've got Jenna Louise Coleman. Apparently she's in the doghouse for tweeting about the Christmas episode. Lucky dog, I say. And so we'll be weeping into our plum duff at the 'brutal' departure of Matt Smith (according to JLC) on Christmas Day, but then there's the Jock Doc to follow. I've actually never seen The Thick of it, but I really liked a lot of things that Peter Capaldi's been in like Neverwhere and Mrs. Maltadefender took me to the West End to see The Ladykillers in which he was fantastic. Matt Smith plays the 1000 year old soul brilliantly. And he's from Northampton.
    2 points
  33. Yes they are milking it just a bit lots of pointless shows mainly going on the recent stuff and only paying lip service to the earlier pre noughties series, however did enjoy the docudrama last night and the best bit was then watching those first 4 episodes of an unearthy child on BBC4 just afterwards. In fact i would prefer if the BBC had started running the original series on BBC4 as the likes of UK Gold/Dave/Watch (whatever the current name is) dropped the originals once the new series was available and only show token episodes as tributes events now and then.
    2 points
  34. Milk away. David Tennant is my favourite but Christopher Ecclestone's episode 'Dalek' is my all time favourite. Trevor
    2 points
  35. That's superb Aaron! I'm positive that when it's finished, if you take another shot like that it'll be impossible to tell apart from the real thing!! Keith
    2 points
  36. Not sad in the least - the story of how things are created can be very interesting - a hell of a lot more interesting that "who killed this person we've never heard of before and care even less about" which typifies 90% of the police procedurals on TV. Again you go on about the "Dark History" of the BBC - pray tell what is this and what has it got to do with Broadcasting House which to many people has wonderful associations of past Televisual triumphs? As for your repeated question about "milking" - its a business and its got a successful product that has achieve a very enviable milestone.
    2 points
  37. Given that Dr Who (and Python) are among the best known British cultural icons worldwide, I don't think the BBC are overdoing it at all... It's utterly irrelevant whether any of us personally does or doesn't like the new series, or thinks that it was somehow "better" in the Pertwee, Troughton or Tom Baker years: objectively, worldwide, to millions of people, the 50th Anniversary IS a big deal. And using the best possible set for filming a period drama set in the BBC Television Centre? Well, doh! Stu... this is for you: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1405911794 ;-P bestest, M.
    2 points
  38. And you were ready to finish and give it up around page 40. Don't be a slacker, only 43 more pages to go to fame, glory and immortality!!! Isn't AA worth it. I am sure he would be fine with the fame and glory. (Ya know rhymes with gory, death destruction mayhem. Hmmmm. . . seems Daleks are more into mayhem and not so much into pillage and plunder. Without the pillage and plunder, what is the use of mayhem? Pillage and plunder gives a purpose to mayhem and makes it a bit logical. Mayhem alone and by itself seems to be indicative of mental instability. I prefer my world domination chara
    2 points
  39. 1 What do you mean by “milking”? Merchandise? Well, to some it’s distasteful, to others it’s a necessary evil and it helps pay for the overall operation. But if you think this is milking, you’re clearly overlooking Disney and George Lucas. If you mean “there’s a lot of it about at the moment”, well, yes, but surely it’s understandable. At least it will all be over soon and perhaps it’s keeping some of the more crackpot Kennedy stuff off the screen. And, again, this is amateur stuff compared with a whole year of flogging Benjamin Britten’s centenary, to take a current instance. 2 Last ni
    2 points
  40. This airplane captured in Piombino Airfield, was transferred at Tangemere during 1945. After without spare parts, was destroyed. I wanted to show the last moments of this horse race, in Tangemere Ths is an old work of 2 years ago, is destroyed after a IPMS contest in Canada after landing in my town. But I got an award! Ettore
    2 points
  41. Hi, My work in progress is britmodel indeed this time:) Lot of work for me and more than three month to build so far, but I still like it and the plane:) This is the fourth model for me to build this year:) BR, Kalle
    2 points
  42. It could perfectly well be argued that it was, for the reasons you've given. But it could also be argued that the ultimate Merlin Spitfire was the Mk VIII, as the purpose-designed two-stage Merlin variant with refinements such as a retractable tailwheel that were lacking in the Mk IX and XVI.
    2 points
  43. I like the incontinent Dalek on a teatowel picture. BTW, Dalek speech patterns are based on Adolf Hitler. Not a lot of people know that. Mostly because I just made it up. Having just heard Daleks on Radio 2. But, Listen to his rallies. It kind of makes sense. Pete (Still on the dried Frog pills)
    2 points
  44. It's much easier to carve it off than add it on! Hopefully when you see him next he'll look a bit more human.....Can't do anything with him at the moment, I've used so much liquid poly & slurry, he's semi molten from the shoulders down. Now.....About that tail-gunner!
    2 points
  45. Thank you all! And Many little things later it is time to rise this bird to his wheels: Thanks for watching, Kk
    2 points
  46. OK, wings attached, belly tank installed, seams cleaned up, etc., etc., and now time to paint. First, a thin coat of Alcald grey primer was applied over the whole thing. Most A32s were solid olive green over a bare metal underside but I like to take the road less traveled so chose an unusual green and blue experimental scheme included on the Maestro decal set. The underside was still bare metal so that's where I started. A base coat of Floquil Old Silver was applied first. After masking off the underside (we'll get to the panel shading later) the first upper color was applied using Hu
    2 points
  47. Thanks Aaron, Its not a secret, this is the scheme I would like to exicute: I like the silver and bright colours and Japanese script. Should be fun.
    2 points
  48. When I was in the RAF ANY are that an ac was parked on was referred to as the 'pan'. So, anywhere we were detached, the ac sat on a pan. Just my two pennorth!
    2 points
  49. Oh,this is just so blooming great.
    1 point
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