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  1. This is the new tool kit, and a joy to build. Painted with MM enamels. All decals are from the kit. Rigged with Ethicon .005 stainless steel.
    11 points
  2. I think it was probably me confused rather than the kit, but in some respects whats happened here actually copies the "real world" Childhood memories of a 1976 holiday in North Wales and seeing those lovely shiny Hunters............ Bar seats and hinging the canopy open, she was all but finished but........wasn't convincing me so I stripped her...... Saw a nice photo of a 4 Sqn a/c so went in that direction - her you see at the early striping stages, still not happy. And this is how she ended up.....finally (staying that way too)
    8 points
  3. My new spitfire mk IX Kits: azmodel Decals: JBR decal
    6 points
  4. For once I decided to do something about the stash of kits that are massed in the loft. I've got to get around to building some of the kits I bought twenty years ago, otherwise what's the point of it all? So, less new models from now on, and more time spent on old gems like Eduard's fourth release from 1994. I always wanted to build this but just never got around to it, and it's a sharp reminder of how far Eduard have come. It's a limited run kit, the parts of which clean up pretty well and if you don't mind photoetch, most of it builds up quite easily.The Hansa Brandenburg's star-struts are
    6 points
  5. Hi All, A recently completed Stuka. I painted it in the full european splinter camp then sprayed the RLM 79 over the top. I added the seat belts and the seat back from the foil off a wine bottle, and the rear gun was an extra courtesy of Eduard. Unfortunately I couldn't get the rear gun bezel turned so the gun sits a bit funny, and I still don't do antenna wires! The base is a cheese board and bit of builders sand... Hope you like it.
    5 points
  6. Hi In 2008, my family bought me a flight in a Classic WingsTiger Moth from Duxford. I took control and flew the wonderful old girl towards Newmarket race course. I then turned back towards Audley End House near Saffron Walden. I had a wonderful time and would recommend the experience to all. My wife took these pictures (I'm in the front cockpit): When Airfix released the new Tiger Moth, I decided that I wanted to create a miniature version of R4922. Thanks to the generous gift from a friend (thanks mate!), I built and brush-painted her last Sunday afternoon and then applied a mix o
    5 points
  7. Hi everyone, this latest project is something I have been asked to make for a friend of mine. It represents a Hawker Typhoon Mk 1b, BR-T, MN252 of 184 Sqn in May 1944. This aircraft was flown by my friends grandfather, PO Worthington, who on the 21st May 1944 was flying over Holland when his aircraft was hit by flak and crashed over the Walcheren Islands. He survived and was interned in one of the Stalag Luft camps. The aircraft or at least parts of it have been dug up by local farmer and attributed to this aircraft. Using resources available on the 184 Sqn website, PO Worthingtons logbook and
    5 points
  8. Hi folks,just popped into LMS for paint and as I have done in the past decided to go straight to the shelf and pick a kit without deciding beforehand or giving any thought to what I want so this was the kit! I think I must have built this years ago when it first came out,What a nice surprise it turned out to be,not earth shattering detail but a nice simple build out of the box,little filler here and there soft framing on the glazing and tricky under carriage(for me) but all done in an hour a day over six days.
    4 points
  9. Hi to all. Let me share with you my latest work: The Fiat G50bis "arrow" - Special Hobby 1:32 scale model. The model has been completely revised and corrected: I turned down all the flaps, I opened the compartment ammunition, I opened the access door to the left and the engine compartment and much more. The effect "heavy weathering" has been obtained with the technique MWP (Metal work panels) Thank you for watching: For more info & pics :http://www.adventurephotomodels.com George
    4 points
  10. Here is my go at Airfix's 1/72 North American F-86 Sabre. Its an OOB apart from the pilot which is resin. This was my first go at using metalizer paint which was from Mr Hobby ( I will give Alclad ago next time to see what that is like) and bending acrylic rod which I used to make the stand. Any way here are a few photo's
    4 points
  11. hi gents' been working on some of my weathering techniques and didn't originally intend posting any pic's but thought why not, this is the very old tamiya 1943 T-34 76 which isn't that bad a kit' if you add a bit of extra detail then it looks ok, i didn't put any updated tracks on the kit as it was just to try my weathering methods, so here's lots of photos. cheers guys oz!.
    4 points
  12. Along with other current projects I also got out the 48 Fairey Firefly TT and test fitted the clear bits. Everything fits nicely and I should get the other smaller bits done soon along with fitting the tug assembly etc. Anyway this is where I am at now just needs to be finished. Cheers and regards, PJ
    3 points
  13. Tamiya M48A3 depicted as US Marines in Vietnam. The kit is from the 1970's with part of the the Legend M48 Stowage Set added and the AFV Club Indy Track (the black stuff). Weathering with MiG Vietnam Earth pigments
    3 points
  14. Hi, Some time ago I've finished such kit in1/48 scale. It was then published in Polish Magazine called Super Model and also in Euromodelismo. Below a picture and link to my blog with in progress pics and gallery: I liked this topic so much that some time ago I decided to build another miniature of this plane, but this time in 1/72 scale. Please find some pictures attached below. Cheers. Robert
    3 points
  15. well after some retail therapy on evilbay I'm now the proud owner of a 1/72 Anigrand Douglas Skyshark! Am not really sure why I bought it....but that can be said of a lot of my evilbay purchases. Anyway I now have to have to decide how I’m going to build it, figured it will be a Whiffy as it look too boring in its blue test colour schemes. Then I saw this and well...........though I may replace the US markings with RAAF ones. oh and the Heinkel is getting close to painting and I have decided a colour scheme!
    3 points
  16. Amazing what you find in the stash.
    3 points
  17. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234917993-airfix-gloster-javelin/
    3 points
  18. Ha ha! Ask and you shall receive! After a pretty big mother's day with 4 generations at both Shoey's and my house I have recovered on a quiet Monday night and added some hand painting elements. I like hand painting but understand you can't get the same finish as you can with the airbrush. But!......It is very quiet, less intrusive, less chemicals, very comfortable (inside not in the shed) and I enjoy it. In fact I'm thinking for a future WIP I'm going to do a pure hand paint and see how it goes. Anyway I got onto the fiddly bits including the cannons, and tidied up a bit. Here's some pics.
    3 points
  19. My woes were not over yet, I tried retouching the peeled RLM76 and yet more paint came off: Well Nigey wasn't going to let some poxy acrylic paint beat him, strangely I didn't fancy redoing it all so I sacrificed a small woodland animal, dubbed on some wode, muttered a few secret incantations to the plastic gods and went old school. I got out my finest brush and repainted all the edges free hand: Its not perfect and can still be improved in a few areas but I am quite pleased with that. Time for bed. Night, Nigel
    3 points
  20. Well carry on supporting the tax cheating Amazon if you like and don't come crying when they've put everyone else who pays their proper share of tax out of business.
    3 points
  21. Hi All, This will be my entry for the group build - better late than never!!! £5.99 from the much missed Model Zone about 6 years ago. Couldn't be bothered with sprue shots as really boring so here's the main bits: It's a big beast compared to a Panzer IV! Nicely detailed model Roadwheels are going to take some cleaning up As is the seam on the turret!! Exhausts are badly moulded so I'll probably replace these with tube More to follow when I get chance to work on it!! Ben
    2 points
  22. Hi everyone, My entry to the STGB will be the Revell/Hasegawa Harrier GR7/9 converted to a GR5. I first saw these back in 1990 at RAF Gutersloh when i was on summer camp with the ATC. Happy daze. Some reference material... And some goodies. I'll be using the AMRAAM conversion set for the nose. A choice of 3 seats. AMRAAM's, Pavla's and Aires. I'll probably go with the Pavla one as i think it look the most like a MB Mk.12 to me. And a couple of the aforementioned ATC Summer Camp shots... Hopefully i will be starting this one over the w/end.
    2 points
  23. Hello, Today I will present some of my relatively new kits. Let's start with Academy bird converted from A6M5c version. Feel free to visit my blog at http://r-miniatures.blogspot.com/ Best regards Robert
    2 points
  24. Hello everyone, Just finished these two Harriers, oob apart from the pitot tube from Master and a Freightdog resin tail correction on the GR-3. Another couple of superb kits from Airfix, went together like a dream, no filler, refined panel lines and excellent decals only let down slightly by the GR-3's short tail but to be honest it's not that obvious. The GR-1 is painted in Xtracolors and the GR-3 in Tamiya, both finished with Alclad gloss and matt cotes respectively. As always comments welcomed, good or bad. Cheers, gazza l
    2 points
  25. Hi Folks, Just finished this one, the Academy M7 Priest. Basically its out of the box, with some spares box stowage.Figures are Warriors (I think), I had intended to use modelkasten tracks but after putting 10 links together gave up and went back to the kit tracks (MK tracks are now bin fodder) Cheers K
    2 points
  26. Gentlemen, this is a old Dragon Imperial Series 1/35 Pz.III command tank, first released in 1996, with many extra details added: photo etched from Eduard, Model Kasten links, gun barrel from Jordi Rubio and others improviments. Humbrol enamels. Heavy weathering. That´s all...
    2 points
  27. Hasgawa I/48 Kittyhawk IV RAF Desert AF 239 Wing 112 Squadron 1944 build oob, paints Humbrol/Gunze Mr Colour Went together really well even though there have been remarks on sites that it doesn't due to the modular design. It went pear shaped when I came to paint, the Humbrol paint took ages to dry and when it did it was very grainy.That though was more me than the paint I think. The decals are typical Hasgawa very thick, but they do settle down with multiple applications of microsol.The shark mouth decal isn't a very good fit, too short to reach all the way around, so I painted the front
    2 points
  28. Well, here's how it will look as PK312 if you don't sand off the rivets; I did this last year as the OOB version (so therefore the rivets stayed) to prepare for the Obsolete Kits Group Build, but never submitted it: The markings are put together from various Modeldecal sheets. Dipping the whole thing into a bucket of Dullcote might have improved it somewhat, I suppose... John
    2 points
  29. It worked for the Obsolete Kit group build, that had three sections for the poll. Link.
    2 points
  30. Well it's been weeks since I've done any modelling, as you can see by the dust on the aircraft! (even though I kept it covered. Work has been full on, so I haven't had time... until this weekend I took photo's to check the colour of the new canopy, I think it looks okay. I've got eveything else ready, so just a case now of sticking everything together. I should have it finshed by the weekend. It's only taken me a year ......
    2 points
  31. I'm totally against any open vote and having votes by PM is totally unacceptable as it is open to abuse and accusations of abuse. Even if I know the hosts would never do such a thing. The only method of voting allowed in GBs is using the voting system. I've had to deal with complaints in the past in a poll that was held not using the voting system. Unless we can come up with a method of using the inbuilt polling system then we will have to forgo a poll. Sorry guys, I'm not trying to be a jobsworth but I've been here before.
    2 points
  32. im really moving along with this build most of the paint is done landing gear still left to do next ill start doing the pin wash. hope you like
    2 points
  33. Stix, You're a man after my own heart. It was your spitfire that led me to try pre-shading with a hairy stick and I'm very grateful that you did. The results so far have exceeded my expectations by some considerable margin, so in that regard consider your work something of an inspiration. Winenut, that's looking excellent. You're making some excellent progress and I can't wait for further updates and to see the two birds together. Richard
    2 points
  34. Just looked myself to see what all the fuss was about and the discount is only a fiver or 5%. Perhaps it was much less than this when the thread started but has since been revised upwards by the seller? Changing topic slightly and at at the risk of getting political, I find it interesting all the comments about avoiding tax dodging compies like 'Amazon' to buy their kits from. Well, I don't like their tax model (no pun intended) any better than the next person but in truth, ask yourself this; 1. If YOU were offered the same tax avoidance schemes on a pro rata basis to your own taxable earning
    2 points
  35. Further progress....compared to others here almost at the speed of continental drift!! Further view of the now completed cockpit 'bathtub'. Does not have the 'wow' factor of those in the Eduard kits being built as part of the group build but it works for me:-) with the photo showing all the dust and some blemishes its time to get the mini hoover, magnifying glass and touch up paint out! And overall progress so far. Next jobs: Mask canopy (now it has been Klear coated) Get dust out of cockpit. Join fuselage halves together Get a shimmy on generally so I can take the time needed on t
    2 points
  36. Hi everyone This is the Hobby Boss 1/72 Eurocopter Tigre HAP kit, which I recently built into an Australian Army Aviation (AAAvn) Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). It was mainly built OOB with the exception of the cross-shaped aerial on the lower part of the fuselage, which I scratch-built using plastic card. The long aerial is from the Revell kit (donated by a friend) and the hellfire missiles, 19-shot rocket pod and 2 x 7-shot rocket pods are from my spares box. It was airbrushed with acrylics and the decals are from the kit. It was my first Hobby Boss kit and I found it a pl
    2 points
  37. Doesn't look much like Putin. He's clothed above the waist for starters... J.
    2 points
  38. Great day out at Hendon! The family really enjoyed it and I bought a 1/24 Airfix Fw190 as a project to do with my son. On return I've painted all the under surfaces with RLM 76 Lichtblau. The stuka is primer side up for contrast..
    2 points
  39. I belive the blu-ray releases are all the remastered jobbies, but I am not paying those prices for a 15 year old show that I can watch on 2 channels and netfix every day of the week.
    2 points
  40. Thanks Dreamcatcher. I'll watch out for the photos this evening. Hope the filler worked out okay. I've managed to get the rest of the basic engine completed. Now it's this far (it's not glued onto the rest of the plane yet) I can better judge what I need to add for more detail when I'm looking at the photos of the real engine. Sorry about the quality of the photos it was getting a bit a dark when I got around to taking them. I've got a collection of plastic strip, rod and tube together ready to try and improve the look of the engine. Should be fun but, unfortunately, not until later in t
    2 points
  41. If you mean the one on the Kent stand, it's the one that Tom Probert has featured on here. So it's only about 80% scratch-built - the rest is ID Models' vacform. But yes, it's a big old brute. We're thinking of giving him his own table in future so that people talk about something else.
    2 points
  42. EE Lightning. Sitting on the tail plane as reheat is selected watching for the nozzles moving.
    2 points
  43. The loudest thing I remember was the Slingsby Kadet TMk3. Oh, wait, the noise was made by me screaming during take off on my first solo.
    2 points
  44. Some updates on this one, really have started to bring this close to being completed. Gloss cote is on, and all decals on including all the maintenance markings and Squadron markings, Revell's instructions could be a little better for placement off all the markings, the Camo pattern might not be 100% correct, but i'm happy. Now all that is required is seal everything in with a close coat and get the fuel tanks and SNEB pods on, along with a few smaller parts and i'm ready to say finished
    2 points
  45. I have to agree with Jonners on this. I would rather pay an extra £5 and buy from Hattons, which is after all a UK company with a bricks and mortar presence as well.
    2 points
  46. Thanks Richard, much appreciated mate! Papa came over for lunch today, so we had a bit of a photo shoot with myself and him with the Hurri. He was suitably impressed with the detail of the Hurri. Winenut also popped over from next door to meet my grandfather and show him his little 1/72 scale Hurri nearly completed and he thought that was great too!
    2 points
  47. Just to add to Roland's post/address a couple of points in others. The role suffix, in brackets, is heritage; it used to be the case that different roles were denoted by the type of badge worn on the aircraft. If you were a fighter squadron, the badge would be in a stylised surround - see (acknowledgement to Pprune user 'Wilf San' who posted it a couple of years ago, and the Flight archives, from where it is taken originally). The suffix, then, has always been role - F= Fighter, B=Bomber, AC = Army cooperation, TB = Torpedo Bomber, etc, etc. After 1945, and particularly after the Sandys r
    2 points
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