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  1. Here is my Hasegawa F-18F VFA-41. I first saw these jets in 2004 during Operation Cope Thunder held at Eielson AFB. These were brand new jets so I kept the weathering very minor. I put a weapons load that I envisioned that might have been used on their first deployment. Pictures were taken with a Fuji camera set to auto. I started this project several years ago but I put it back on the self to finish a commission build. So after the completion of my Backfire I decided to finish. I used Model Master Paints, Two Mikes intakes, Eduard cockpit set, G Factor landing gear, Black box cockpit and supe
    8 points
  2. - Another Dora, this one is a Tamiya with sone Aires modification job.......
    7 points
  3. Hiya Folks, While building a number of the new fabric winged Airfix Hurricane`s in 1/72nd scale I also had a go at the old 1979 release with `metal wings' and with the help of a SAM resin Vokes filter and Valiant Wings DH propeller and wheels I had a go at replicating a Hurricane which I`ve always fancied doing, one of the silver Mk.I`s/Mk.X`s flown by the Rhodesian Central Flying School circa 1945. All of the panel lines were sanded down and re scribed and after locating photo`s of the subject aircraft which covered each side the anti glare panel was found to be different on
    7 points
  4. Hello chaps this would be almost my last post.My plane is almost finished I just need to add exhaust do smoke marks etc and put a coat of varnish.a But I have a small problem.What kind of varnish should I use Matt or satin??Building this model was a pleasure. Here are pictures
    7 points
  5. Some finished pictures: Paints used are LifeColor acrylics.
    7 points
  6. Here's some pics of the AA Stalwart I've been working on for a while. First attempt at an all-resin kit, but the engineering is superb - once the pieces are cleaned up, the fit is excellent. Thanks to Dereck too from AA for supplying me with a few parts I was missing (or put aside somewhere and lost!). Still got the cab searchlight to add (waiting for some Little Lenses) and might dial back the weathering a bit. My first use of pastel chalks to weather - went a bit overboard, as when wet, they are quite hard to see (a bit like real mud!) Didn't want to obscure the lines of the Stolly too
    6 points
  7. Recently finished, lovely kit, but there are some things I would do otherwise next time (got a floatversion waiting in my gigantic stash) Comment is always appeciated! Dave
    6 points
  8. Hi folks built for the under a tenner GB( bought for under a fiver) this is the old Hasegawa kit.used the kit decals but added weapon load from spares,I used to build loads of this period US navy aircraft as a kid but this is the first for many years.thanks for looking
    5 points
  9. Hi All I finished this model last month. I built it for a friend. It’s a Revell 1/144 Airbus A330 and is out of the box. I did add some extra decals. When I get a but more time and space I will build my two A330. Ken
    5 points
  10. Here we have an Accurate Armour Mark 3 Tank Transporter with Sankey 60 Ton Trailer designed for carrying Chieftain and Conqueror Tanks. In this case the Cromwell Models Conqueror. As one of the original members of 3 Tank Transporter Sqdn....23 Tank Transporter Sqdn disbanded shortly after to become 3 Tank Transporter Sqdn and this is the equipment we used in the 70s at Antwerp Barracks in Sennelager BAOR. Both kits, well, 3 actually counting the trailer, fought me all the way with brittle parts breaking and replacements having to be hand made. I have made the antar with options for ballast
    5 points
  11. History: Between 1962 and 1967 the Canadian Ministry of Defence acquired 18medium weight tandem rotor helicopters used primarily for search and rescue (SAR) operations. (Total prize: 25.500.000 USD) The twin gas turbine engine multi-purpose helicopter is suitable for take-off under minimum IFR conditions. Besides the SAR mission it performed medical evacuations (MEDECAC), training, passenger transport and transport missions. Most famous rescue mission was performed on the 3rd of October 1980. The Dutch luxury liner “Prinsendam”, on fire and positioned 170 miles out, in the frigid waters of t
    5 points
  12. Hi everyone, Just finished this one for the Less than a Tenner Group Build: More pics in the Gallery, here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234954229-gallery/page-2#entry1564620 Cheers, Stew
    5 points
  13. Hi, Besides the 1/16 Steam Roller the unforgotten manufacturer Bandai made a kit of the 1919 Garrett & Sons Steam Road Tractor Pendle Princess. The Steam Roller was shown here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234928567-116-steam-roller-by-bandai/ I suppose I built my model 30 or even 35 years ago. My memories of the build are almost completely gone. Nevertheless I am sure that building it was a pleasure, because Bandai kits were really outstanding. I know that in England there is a very strong interest in all kinds of vintage steam vehicles. Therefore probably many
    4 points
  14. Here are some photos of my 1/48 Academy MiG29A Fulcrum. Added Wolfpack cockpit, Quickboost intake covers, Aires wheelbays, exhausts, missiles and wheels. Decals by Authentic Decals. This was my Xmas present to myself in 2012!!! Many thanks for looking.....
    4 points
  15. I built this one pretty much OOB. She is reaching the final stretch: Panel lines are post shaded with Tamiya Smoke sprayed through my Iwata gravity feed.
    4 points
  16. Here is my third build completed couple of more photos will go in RFI section
    4 points
  17. Hi fellow modellers! Once again thanks a lot for all your coments Its taken some time with a few problems arising to get the rear of the IP wired up...but loads of superglue and odd bits of wire later I managed to finish it. The main problem I am finding with this build is the detail around the centre line between the two halfs!!....so literally some of the detail has to be built in two halfs! ...this is very time consuming and complicated to say the least!....but I am beating it ...sort of ...slowly Any way ....I make no apologies for the amount of photos I have taken...its taken me lo
    4 points
  18. Heller 1/72 Caudron C635 Simoun Build thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234956524-heller-172-caudron-c635-simoun/ Cheers, Stew
    4 points
  19. I thought it was time I stopped just admiring everyone else's hard work and posted some pictures of my own. This is the old tool Airfix Blohm & Voss Bv141, and it was, surprisingly to me, an enjoyable little kit. Yes, it has raised panel lines and rivets, and I'm sure that there are technical problems (e.g. proportions/length etc.), but it looks about right compared to reference photos and that's all that matters to me. Overall, fit was good. I added the swastikas on the tail from some leftovers from another kit - because I chose the paint scheme that I did, it really needed it (I feel).
    3 points
  20. I must be mad but here they are... The Airfix Bristol Bulldog and Revell's Spad XIII C-1. These builds will fill gaps in my British Forces Aircraft that is a personal GB. The Bulldog was £3.40 from Mr Models and the Spad can still be purchased for less than £4.00 from WHSmiths.
    3 points
  21. Second listing so go easy, looking to improve, I found this kit very awkward, it was part of the Victoria Cross Icons set and have since found out how old it is. I have not attempted any weathering. The canopy masking is a real bug bearas at 1/72 scale, my eyesight and finger agility are not what they used to be. Having just started back into the model making I am amazed how much of a history lesson the modelling provides, as you delve the internet for information the stories and background information can be fascinating.
    3 points
  22. Hi everybody, here I present my currently finished RF-4E, built of Hasegawa J.A.S.F.D (07230) kit. I used addiionally Aires pilot seats, Hi Decal Line decals, Master tubes and probes, Steel Scorpion "Remove before flight" pendants (correct word?..) and Eduard painting masks. I finished my Phantom in Iranian markings: 62nd TFS, 61st TFW, Islamic Iranian Air Force (IRIAF), TFB.6, Bushehr, 1985. Thanx to Arkady72 for stencil decals! Model was paited using Lifecolor, Tamiya and Mr Hobby acrylics and Mr. Hobby and Model Master metalizers. I hope you enjoy!
    3 points
  23. Hey guys, I wasnt so mutch active online lately... but I have produce new armor... Hope you like it Cheers Roman
    3 points
  24. This is the Welsh Models 1/144th Tristar K1 ZD951, that I have painted up as she was during the Gulf War. The Two K1s were painted rather rapidly by Marshalls as the white scheme made the aircraft stand out like a sore thumb over the desert. The paint was very prone to peeling especially around the nose area.
    3 points
  25. Hi people, this is my personal interpretation of the legendary Mig-21. Aires cockpit, CMK seat, Eduard undercarriage and wells, and some scratch. Painted with Alclad an weathered with Ammo products. Some more photos, for those interested: http://dqscaleworks.blogspot.com Cheers, Q
    3 points
  26. I always seem to return to the hobby after a hiatus with a Spitfire, often a Tamiya Mk1. In this case, after almost two years moving house and qualifying as an architect (that was a long one!), Alley Cat's new 1:48 Spitfire Prototype kit was pushed to the top of the pile. A beautiful resin kit, had of bit of filling to do around the wing roots but otherwise fitted together very nicely indeed. I mixed together my own version of the infamous mystery grey/green/blue colour and used Model Alliance roundels from their interwar set for a slightly less bright blue than the kit decals. Bare M
    3 points
  27. First posted in Photography Technique thread of the forum. I have a lot of fun trying to make a model come to life, so some night time flash photo,s and some floodlights and wet tarmac added = Revell 1/32 Hawker Hunter F.Mk 6 Night shoot.....Well sort off DSCF0196 by triumphspeedtriple, on Flickr DSCF0212 by triumphspeedtriple, on Flickr DSCF0206 by triumphspeedtriple, on Flickr
    3 points
  28. G'day Chums, Calling this one done.This is the Airfix Churchill in 1/76th scale,the build thread is here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234956435-airfix-churchill-in-176th-scale/#ipboard_body .Enjoy. Thanks for looking in.
    3 points
  29. Hello again Chums, A little more progress today.The lichen is still propogating I brushed some yellow on top of the greeny yellow and a little drop of orangey yellow into the bobbly bits.To my eye this does not look too far away from the real thing. I'm finding this part of the job strangely addictive and am actually quite enjoying it.Sad? Basil had a little more attention too.The blue down each side of his head should also have the speckling found on the top so I scraped away little spots of paint with the tip of a scalpel blade and then brushed a thin coat of Baltic Blue over the top.Th
    3 points
  30. Well after just about a week she is done, although not quite as detailed as the 1/12 Tamiya kits straight out the box I have to say that as the build went along I became more impressed with the quality. I certainly will be adding a few more of these 1/9 Revell kits to the collection, decals were a challenge, I was expecting this but lots of patience and Microset/sol got the job done. This is the WIP, http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234955110-19-honda-rc-211v-revell-wip/ Model finished in the late Daijiro Kato scheme. Thanks for looking Danny
    2 points
  31. Hi all I've had the idea for a long time now about building another A380 but wanted something different so what could be different ??? Last year Bruce Dickinson wanted a new aircraft to replace the old tired Boeing 757. He wanted longer range with a bigger capacity so he placed an order with Airbus for the mighty A380. Well in spring 2014 the aircraft was going though the production and she is almost ready........ Hope you enjoy. The Kit is Revell's 1/144 and decals are custom made by Richard Warcup
    2 points
  32. Hi everyone, On the 2nd March I went to the Point Cook Airshow which celebrated 100 years in continuous operations. On the 1st of March 1914 a Bristol Boxkite flew at the airfield for the first time. At the show they had a replica make that same flight. I put a quick video together of the day, hope you enjoy. http://vimeo.com/88224853 PS: thanks to all who post tips on the model making in this Forum, I have learnt heaps from here and my modelling skills have improved greatly, keep up the good work chaps.
    2 points
  33. Hello again, As I'm sure a couple of you know, I have one hell of a passion for Spitfire's (particularly XIV's). And for the last couple years I've almost exclusively built Spitfires, all 25 of them in total (more than one a month!). So after my most recent diorama decided to finish the final two kits I have left before starting a civilian De Havilland collection of the Golden Era! One thing to note; usually I spend a week or two getting one model done and spend a lot of time scratchbuilding extras, getting every single detail right. These two I decided I wouldn't get hung up on accuracy or
    2 points
  34. did the gnat so thought i'd to its younger brother.
    2 points
  35. Hi all, here is a kit build some years ago, I had a few spare time to build a custom lightbox and take a few pictures. It is the well-known Tamiya F4U-1D, build as a plane from VMF-351, aboard CVE Cape Gloucester, pilot was D.K. Yost. The mototug and pilot figure come from another Tamiya kit. The carrier deck is done with balsa strips and some photoetched tie downs. The finish is Gunze paints, markings came from a Superscale decal sheet. I ended up using only the kill markings, the rest was painted with masks. I hope you will like it, Christian.
    2 points
  36. I've been having a go at being a bit ill which also included a spell of partial blindness in one eye so modelling has been well off the cards for a good while now ! I'm back to fighting fitness now though, even more so now you've inspired me yet again ! BTW I have made a working desk lamp in 48th scale using a watch bulb so it is possible:- http:// http:// Can't wait for more sir, Si.
    2 points
  37. I got the some layers of white on the underside of it. But It has been stalled for a couple of weeks, because i have been moving the assembly line from my bedroom to a dedicated room in the basement.
    2 points
  38. LD973 F3-O No. 438 RCAF Sqn, RAF Wittering, December 1943 – January 1944. Another old Airifx tooling
    2 points
  39. hey stix, yup i m working on the spit a bit, but probably because my both hands are kinda left, i had to use a lot of filler to the fuselage and fuselage/wing joints. So at this moment its filling, sandpapering, filling, sandpapering, repeat So, i started another build (i know i know.. i m weird) which ll be realy for fun. As i have few Bf-109G from AZ Model, i ll make one Not sure if i should make thread here, dont want to spamm the GB. But anyway, i tested the alclad klear gloss, before washing the cockpit and it is AWESOME... i love alclad paints and varnishes officialy now.. thats wha
    2 points
  40. The port nacelle is all but complete, apart from things like the undercarriage doors and the prop blades, which don't go on until later. Here it is in all its glory: Close-up of the engine. And of the undercarriage. This has been designed to retract, so I built it that way out of curiosity, just to see how it worked. It did work, after a fashion, though oddly the primary struts are too wide to fit into the wheelwell! I wasn't overly concerned by this as I fully intended to glue everything solidly at the end of the build, before I risked putting the model on its undercarriage. As it
    2 points
  41. Hi Snapper and Deacon, Thank you for your comments. I got some bits done on this Spitfire yesterday including painting the wheel-wells. I hope to get get some photos posted at the weekend. Kind regards, Stix
    2 points
  42. I spent some time in the garage getting this one undercoated and then some more time re-filling and sanding the bits that needed it. Quite a few as it happens: - After another good wash to get the sanding dust off, me and the Spitfire, it was back into the garage for another coat of grey: - Next step is to get some blue inside the radiator housing and get them glued in place. Nearly ready for a final paint job. And finally, one last picture of her with her younger brother who is also now resplendent in grey: - Back soon Pete
    2 points
  43. and moving on, we now have both claws shaped... There is some work going on with the seams on the arms - I may never get them perfect, but they are awful as supplied so something has to be done with them. In between the filling sanding etc. on the arms I looked for some light entertainment... Now, take a look at this photo... note the disc thingy immediately above the collar - the disc with the red and yellow whadjamacallits... see how there is a distinct lip both above and below the main body? Also, note the next section up - that looks like lots of discs stacked together... and then lo
    2 points
  44. I've had an AS186 clone for four years now. Very reliable piece of equipment, it has never let me down and I have sessions where I use it for three hours on end.
    2 points
  45. G'day Chums, Deacon,thanks,glad you're enjoying this. I'm calling this one done.I added the twiddly bits,painted the exhaust Dark Earth 'cos thats about the best compromise colour I can think of at this size and added a couple of antennae made from thin wire. She's had a coat of Vallejo Matt Varnish.This build has served to remind me why I'm doing more and more airbrushing and also how much less of a faff brush painting can be.Her ultimate destination will be a D Day diorama the kids at school are occasionally working on so any weathering will be done then.Thanks for looking in chum
    2 points
  46. Here are a few shots of the external changes: Left hand side needs a window removing and another smaller one adding, a door latch and a few holes drilling out. At this stage I've drilled out everything and will add all the details once everything is buttoned up and the tail added permanently. I've ordered the new Eduard set for the HC3 which should give me a number of the details still needed here. Right hand side is a bit simpler, with just the window removed, latch and a couple of other minor additions, I'll have the main hatch open, but am still making all the changes, including those
    2 points
  47. Part II - Intakes. Ah, the dreaded things. Why they got them wrong, we'll never know. These are undoubtedly 'off' as the lower lip is not parallel to the upper lip of the intake. All of which makes it Satan's own spawn to some, inconsequential to others. I'm somewhere inbetween, but would love it if someone made a corrected intake or HB provided replacement intakes... :rolleyes:/> Anyway, you would be advised to sand the inside bottom lip of the intake down as it is too thick anyway. The mounting holes for the fuel tanks are too far forward - I re-drilled locating holes by eye (about 5m
    2 points
  48. Hauptmann Hans "Assi" Hahn Bf 109 F-2 W.Nr. 5749, III./JG 2, St.Pol, France, July 1941 Revell/ICM 1/48 Bf109 F-2/4 Build thread
    2 points
  49. Jumping forward in time by another week, the cabin painted and closed up, as ever very little is visible once it's all closed up, but it's always hard to tell in advance. All the parts laid out Sidewall, floor and back wall Pax seats, sonar, sonobuoys Crew seats and consoles Everything in place, it just about fits All zipped up That was about a week ago, I've since made lots of progress on the cockpit and exterior, but that's for another day...
    2 points
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