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  1. Hi all, Just putting the finishing touches to this monster, in fact its a nut & bolt restoration job, I originally built it 5 or so years ago and it resided in my boys bedroom until a near fatal accident reduced it to a pile of bits. Its sat in a box in the garage since gathering dust, but its such an iconic aircraft I just had to re-do it. It was originally brush painted so its been sanded down, partially re-scribed, stuck back together and given a nice lick of paint in 57 Squadron colours. The decals are from the newer Revell re-box and theyre terrible, most have disintegrated, I had t
    12 points
  2. Hi modellers - here is a quick build I knocked up over a weekend a few years back. My wife abandoned me for the weekend and left me £10 for a trip to Costa after leaving me to do the weeks shop - I diverted to the local toy shop and scooped up what I could get for my Tenner - here she is nose down and taking on water... I used a scrap of 2x1 and some Vallejo Water Effects for the base plus a few straps of spare picture frame offcuts to tidy it all up Some flower arranging wire was used for the lifeboat lines - the lifeboats had to be individually cut off too Thanks for
    6 points
  3. Build#4 Revell 1:72 Spad XIIIC-1 Capt. William M. Fry, No.23 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, January 1918 Build#5 Arfix 1:72 Bristol Bulldog IIA, No.56 Squadron, RAF North Weald, 1935.
    6 points
  4. Hiya Folks, Another one from my recent Hurricane modelling `fest', this is the excellent Legato Hurricane Mk.IIc built in the markings of an aircraft operated by the Inter Allied Flight of the Metropolitan Communications Squadron based at RAF Hendon near London. During 1945-46 this aircraft had its RAF roundels replaced by Belgian markings in preparation to joining the Belgian Air Force and although at least two aircraft wore the Belgian coloured spinner, this one doesn`t appear to be one of them but I couldn`t resist adding it,....call it a `what if' which might just have o
    5 points
  5. My latest model, a nice and easy build, hope you like it! More about the construction and painting you can find here, using a translator: http://www.modellingnews.gr/el/%CE%BC%CE%BF%CE%BD%CF%84%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%B9%CF%83%CE%BC%CF%8C%CF%82-%CE%BA%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B1%CF%83%CE%BA%CE%B5%CF%85%CE%AD%CF%82/tbf-1c-avenger-uss-natoma-bay-1944-italeri-148
    5 points
  6. Built for the under a tenner group build
    5 points
  7. Hi all This is not hot of the bench by any means, I completed this about 5 years ago and sold it after displaying it for a few years at work. I have posted this as a memory of the kit being one of Airfix's classic oldies which I also built a few times as a lad in the 70's. This build was inspired by a trip to RAF Hendon where you can walk through their Sunderland. I used a number of 3rd party PE and resin add-ons and ended up with a mix between a III and a V - I could not get hold of any fishtail exhausts for the model at the time of assembly. There are numerous inaccuracies throughout the bu
    4 points
  8. First post on Britmodeller. Recently completed Blenheim 1F, purchased on ebay as a way back into the hobby after a 35 year break1 Thought this would be an easy one to start on but ended up replacing the nose glazing with a Falcon one having completely ruined the original, framing is decal strip. Tried my hand at weathering, wanted it to look well used, the paint finish has been sprayed using cans and then thinned with fine wire wool and top coated with weak black oil paint. Also my first attempt at a detailed cockpit interior. The finish depicts 25 Sq North Weald 1939 based on details fro
    3 points
  9. Just got this finished in the Construction Thread, and realized that I should put a few images on the Ready for Inspection Thread! First, the subject: Then the result: Thanks to all who visited the Build Thread. I had a lot of fun building this kit, and learned a few ideas along the way from Britmodeller forumites. More builds in future!
    3 points
  10. Day off work today, woke up and had a look at the Spitfire. In the light of day the paint job didn't look too bad, so I decided against getting the compressor/airbrush etc etc out and all set up. Its a great thing, but not having a permanent set up is a hassle, for such a small job. So on with some Green for the camouflage bit, and then touched in a few bits, including the spinner. A steady(ish) hand took care of the cockpit canopy. It dried off fairly quickly, as these matt enamels do. A bit too quick really, as it would be easier to hand brush if it didn't start to go off as your still pain
    3 points
  11. Great work! On the real F-4 it was the same hard way (and a similar procedure compared to model decals) to apply all those stencils.
    3 points
  12. As some will be aware, in between building Lynx and Wildcat helicopters, I do like to diversify by building 1/72 boats - MTBs, Patrol boats and HSL's. I find them a great scale because they arent too small to put some good detail on and they dont take up a huge amount of room. Not only that, they just look great (Perkasa, lots of the Vospers and several other lesser known boats). I decided to build the very old Airfix RAF HSL as a part of my clubs theme for this years Telford - Rescue, Repair and Recovery. I decided to set it on a base to give it a bit of context. Nothing too adventurous; just
    2 points
  13. My latest build for the year, and the first of many Spitfires/Seafires planned, is the Academy Mk.XIVc converted to a PR.XIX. I used the Airwaves conversion set and chose to build one of the early non-pressurised airframes. I also added the Aires XIVc cockpit set, slightly modified by removed the spare gun sight lens bulbs and adding the camera control box, which goes where the gun sight would normally go. A fairly stress free build, apart from the HGW seat belts, that just involves lots of filling of unwanted panel lines, gun ports, shell ejection ports etc (converting to XIV wing to a bowser
    2 points
  14. Hello fellow Britmodellers, This is going to be my next project while I'm waiting for the weather to improve so I can start painting my P40B project. It has been sitting in the stash trunk for more than 20 years. Yes the trunk is quite full with mostly vacforms WWI scary things It is a shame it never flew I think it is a fantastic looking aircraft. I will start by cleaning up the plentiful flash and finding some info. Stephen
    2 points
  15. Hello Another finished kit this year with this modern fighter. Actually this kit is easy to assemble but not so when it comes to paint her. I had worked for more than eight hours masking around the light areas over the dark grey camouflage. For sure I am not ready to start a four colour Swedish Viggen ! Should be published in Tamiya Model Magazine French edition. Patrick
    2 points
  16. Afternoon all. Just down the road from me is the wreck of HMVS Cerberus, a Breastwork monitor built in the 1860's for the Victorian Colonial Navy. With a piece of maritime history so close and a model of the ship that didn't quite work out in building, I've done it as the wreck. Hers a link to the work in Progress http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234955214-hmvs-cerberus-1700/ So on with the pics. So its been a learning experiance and I'm glad its finished, But I hope you like it. Thanks for looking Cheers Callum
    2 points
  17. Hi First one I've posted here. This is the Doyusha kit, nose has been replaced by resin copy of the Hasegawa kit, decals from Aviagraphics. Andrew
    2 points
  18. Airfix 1:72 Hawker Typhoon, complete OOB build, Tamiya paints over buffed Humbrol Metalcote aluminium then the paint chipped off with a coarse sanding stick and scalpel. I've got another to build as I bought the Bren Gun PE set. http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u588/Bigusmickus/Airfix%20Typhoon%201B/AirfixTyphoon_zpscdd9cc3c.jpg http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u588/Bigusmickus/Airfix%20Typhoon%201B/AirfixTyphoon2_zpsf4349e94.jpg http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u588/Bigusmickus/Airfix%20Typhoon%201B/AirfixTyphoon3_zpsaef073f7.jpg
    2 points
  19. You would have to make a few modifications to the Bloodhound to make that photo in model format, as I do believe it was a Series 1 pre-production round and not the Series 2 (which is what finally went into service as the Mk 1). There were major differences in back half of the missile between the two in body shape and ramjet stub wings (The Airfix kit has bits of both designs with it being harder to build the production round (some major rework of the stub wings is required to build an operational round than to build the pre-production round)). Also the Missile in the photo has prototype boost
    2 points
  20. I rarely go to the hobby-shop for that...
    2 points
  21. so this is where I am at, just awaiting decals and prop now
    2 points
  22. Hi again, The Mk.I is under a coat of Khaki Green #3. I did some pre-shading but you'd never know it. The turret is just sitting atop the hull for photographic purposes. This is a modelling milestone for me as this is the first plastic model where I have made it past the priming stage! Kind regards, Adam
    2 points
  23. Ben, As a rule of thumb, when picking a kit work out what subject you want to model and in what scale and then find the manufacturer that does it best. For a lot of subjects there are definitive mouldings that stand out above all others. Examples would be the Mosquito (tamiya in 1/48 and 1/72) the He111 (in 1/72 this one, which is also sold for half the price by Revell), the Ju88 (in 1/72 revell new tool blows all competition out of the water). The Ki45 you're looking at doing looks like it's highly regarded so if that's the subject and scale you want to do it's probably a good choice. Th
    2 points
  24. If you're interested, I spent six years working on K.2 Victors with 55 and 57 Sqn at RAF Marham from 1993 to 1999 so am very familiar with the lovely beast. If you have any questions, or need some guidance please feel free to get in touch. XVTonker
    2 points
  25. Thank e kindly folks. Well its on with the little people, this time the boatmen. Not painted yet, and the tiller man is altered from a standing position. There will be a marine on the bow. Cheers foxy
    2 points
  26. KASL Hobby has just released a cockpit "simple fixed" resin set for the Wolfpack T-38 Talon - ref.K48047 Source: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.793275787367675.1073741846.169696056392321&type=1 Available here: http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/5bmccgp21sxux1pmuzxv.html V.P.
    2 points
  27. After buying the new Airfix 2 prop Hurricane , I decided to make it up as the protoype. Ordered the decals last week and as I was off work and home all weekend , I had a go at it.I know its far from accurate but I really like it! My modelling skills have never been top notch but still at 45years old, I still enjoy making these wonderful kits. And its now added to the others I have built over the years! cheers Jason
    2 points
  28. Je suis right up pour this. It's une brill idea. Trevor Hugo
    2 points
  29. Looking over the posts here, it is sad, but true, that terrorism to some degree is working worldwide. The main goal of terrorism is to create continual fear or apprehension in a targeted population group that will result in the terrorist's goal being accomplished. A good majority of the posts on this site speculate what probably is an accident, is terrorist activity. How things have changed in the world. I wonder if this same event had happened 25 years ago, the primary focus, suspected cause, or apprehension would have been terrorism by the public. Not the experts, but the public will n
    2 points
  30. Banana Build - Day 114 Tonight I threaded the cabin wires back through the enlarged hole in the rear bulkhead using this method: It took ages to get them all through but in the end I had this: I then appied custom length of heat shrink tubing to each joint: I noticed that my spirit burner used to activate the heat shrink tubing was also quite capable on removing some of the heat sensitive enamel insulation off the wires. I think I will try to repair this with some brush appled laquer. i will have a further think about that so it is goodbye from me for tonight. Nigel
    2 points
  31. And here is the Bulldog finished. Thanks for all the encouragement guys.
    2 points
  32. On my rest days so plenty of time to progress! Oil wash applied to the panel lines, matt cote sprayed on, masking tape removed and she is standing on her undercarriage. img image upload image url Continuing with the weathering.
    2 points
  33. again after what seems forever I'm finally back on this........well in between the Mig! Well the build for the cockpits is finally done, the radar operators space looks great, almost exactly as I planned it! So all interior areas have been given a base coat of RLM66, I will give this a good 24hrs to dry before I start the detailing. I took the plunge and started on the radar nose, had an idea of how I wanted it to look so just hooked in with files and Dremel, much dust later..... It’s going to look good, if I’m clever i’ll make a resin copy (never done that before) for the Amerika bomber.
    2 points
  34. I've been looking at doing an RAF F-16 to go with my F-15 F.1. I will probably go for an F-16A, so I can keep it in camo, as after 1978, British fighters started turning a boring shade of grey....
    2 points
  35. "If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly." - Some Scottish bloke in an old play Yeah, right, Will. Even when I try to build quickly, life and work conspire to prevent it! Anyway, here it is: my first completed model in my first GB: I'm extremely grateful to Harry Lime, whose generous and unexpected offer of the correct fin flashes allowed me to complete this model with minimum cursing after th
    2 points
  36. Coming together . . . few more pics Finally got the water looking how I wanted - Med in the sun ;o) Cheers Kev
    2 points
  37. Okay, here she is, I decided to let you guys see her before I go any further. As per my original plan, most of the fittings are scratch built, Vinyl stickers for the markings, the deck is grained rather than "real" wood, simply because I messed up the original ply surface (which I wanted to varnish). She's not perfect and is a mix of several types, having been drowned in references I decided to just build a mix of the bits I liked, not historically or factually accurate, but not bad for a first attempt (I hope) Just a few more bits to do, a test in the bath or my son's paddling pool and it's
    2 points
  38. Hi there In true Blue Peter style, "here's one I made earlier" - well about 4 years ago. It was my first and only attempt at building a Lanc - I was shocked how expensive this kit was. Thanks for peeping in - John R Leah
    1 point
  39. Good job Rick; I do like the Voyager. Did the nacelles require any extra work in order to be adjustable, or is the kit equipped to allow for either position once completed? Ross.
    1 point
  40. Very nice build looks great, nice job on the cam and finish
    1 point
  41. Hi John, I built this kit last year, a few things to watch out for such as dihedral as you mention and also the rear of the bomb bay being incorrect, build thread here if it can be of any use: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234931795-dambuster-aj-z-zebra-revell-172-finished-at-last/
    1 point
  42. Antoine, I think that's about it - see below (from Wikipedia). B.I (FE) In anticipation of the needs of the Tiger Force operations against the Japanese in the Far East (FE), a tropicalized variant was based on late production aircraft. The B I (FE) had modified radio, radar, navaids, and a 400 gal (1,818 L) tank installed in the bomb bay. Most were painted with white upper-surfaces and black undersides with a low demarcation between the colours.Pete
    1 point
  43. well this isnt a cup of tea is it? Half way through painting, and , well I know its RAF but.... it just looks weird. Jonners Sort of like the North Koreans had got hold of some Spitfires!!
    1 point
  44. Thank you PlaStix. The re-scribing is going so-so, I think you really do need the dymo tape to give a firm edge to guide the tool. Cheers.
    1 point
  45. Gaston is notorious on almost every model board for taking every kit apart for "abominable precision", delivering proof with photos crudely adorned with red lines. Best ignored. Unless you find entertainment in such antics.
    1 point
  46. Another vote for the Hasegawa kit. Freightdog make a very nice set of Jaguar tanks: http://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=851&osCsid=d1fb64c3351a3e6151c1af762e703c06 . The now defunct Model Alliance did a Linescan pod and some other Jaguar upgrade bits. I believe Colin (Freightdog Models) may now have the masters so hopefully one day they'll be re-issued. There's also a replacement wing with extended flaps made by both Airwaves and Wolfpack Design. The Wolfpack one looks like a nice set: http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/72032.html . Have a look on Hannants f
    1 point
  47. Getting near the end now... Fitting the floor/chassis together after painting the parts satin and matt black, was simple. I have to say this is a really basic kit and although it's turning out nice, I'm not impressed with the attention to detail. It really is a 1/18 scale model that's been scaled up to 1/8. However, all that aside, it's been fun making the modifications, trimming the interior and changing the hideous toy wheels for ones that are hopefully, a billion times better. Getting the floor section onto the upturned body was a mission though, particularly as the car weighs in at ar
    1 point
  48. Some really great work going on here, the scratch built trailer is incredible. I really like the subtle weathering you have applied and those paint colours look nice too, some manufacture's RLM 65 looks too blue to me but that looks good. Duncan B
    1 point
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