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  1. here's a few views of my first AZ Bf 109 G-6 (1:72) - this is the one with the 'weedy' nose, but I'm reasonably happy with the way it looks. Lots of detail & optional parts in the box (this was the 'limited edition' Udet boxing) but no spinner spiral on the decal sheet..plenty of stencil decals though, most of which I can't see and haven't applied!
    8 points
  2. Here we have my build number 9 since re-addicting myself to this plastic hell. And by gumbo this fought me all the way. I'm still not sure who won this one. But why oh why do Trumpeter Lightning? I'm not knowledgeable about all the details, but even I could tell it wasn't particularly accurate with that the abomination that is its tail. So.. Yes.. WHY?! Well it had been a nice present from the girlfriend, so I did have to build it. With all the new kits coming out from Airfix an Sword I also thought I'd better get it out the way so it was done and ready to get dusty on
    6 points
  3. Here's another one for RFI! Hasegawa's 1/72 Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (AKA Peggy) with markings from Rising Decals and painted with Humbrol throughout. I've had this in the stash for years, so I thought I'd dig it out and build it. One under the camera flash: Here's a clue as to how long I've had the kit: It's still got it's Beatties price sticker on it!! Comments welcome, Mike.
    5 points
  4. This is my first build for the Korean GB, the Tamiya F-84G Thunderjet finished as s/n 51-10460 of the 8th FBS at Taegu, 1952. Great kit finished with Tamiya, Lifecolor and Alclad paints and using the kit decals. Thanks for looking
    5 points
  5. Hi again This post is all about trying to complete the actual Instrument panel...and I think I have done it! In my last post I mentioned that I had to replicate the right hand side of the IP.....well here is my effort before attaching it to the IP... .........and bellow that on the right hand side there is a Inter cooler Temperature box....so here is my attempt at that.......... I then glued both those pieces onto the IP and into the cockpit...here it is....................... To finish off the detailing of the IP I scratched the the buttons and switches on top of the panel and
    5 points
  6. Here are a few pictures of my finished Air New Zealand Hobbit 777-300ER i have done using my own made decal Richard
    4 points
  7. Here is my bete-noir of the last 6 weeks! The utterly brilliant Gloster Pioneer from Special Hobby. Utterly brilliant because of the subject and the historical significance but not an utterly brilliant kit...this put me through the mincer...glad to have her on my display shelf though. If you are going to build this, have plenty of patience and reference drawings available. Typical short run SH fit...lots of dry fit and filler/sanding especially on the wing/fuselage joint which was really frustrating and took multiple iterations of the process before I got a satisfactory finish. Other prob
    4 points
  8. Hi Guys, I'm calling the Airfix 109E3 in 1/48 complete Yellow 64, flown by Adjutant aviator de reserva Tiberiu Vinc, Grupul 7 vanatoare, Stalingrad 1942/1943 I've gone to town on the weathering, as the photos I've got of contemporary airframes look battered! I've using various techniques and tools, with some new AK pigments. I hope you like her!
    4 points
  9. I vote to extend the deadline to 2020 with polls every 6 months
    4 points
  10. Enough of this fascination with what I may do with my HMS Victory kits, back to my current build (if I may). Something's Gotha Give - Day 15ish After all my charity baking efforts tonight I was rather late picking up the reigns. For the panel wash I mixed some white with my usual Payne’s Grey as most of the colours are light and I didn't want it to be too harsh: Some of the panel lines were too washed out to take any of the wash but overall I didn't think it looked too bad: The instant grab characteristics of my Gorilla glue made assembly of the undercarriage an absolute doddle: N
    4 points
  11. Wright Flyer, 17th December 1903 Kit: Revell 04576, 1/39 scale Build thread here
    4 points
  12. The latest off the bench, Amodels's Yak-18 M-12. The Yak-18 was the primary trainer for the Soviet Airforce from the late 40's. Brush painted with Humbrol enamels, a couple of coats of Klear, then kit decals, which went down really well. I had spotted this on E-bay while browsing one night, and something about it made me want to get one. One of the few kits I've paid full price for on E-bay, and I'm glad I did. While perhaps not the most sophisticated kit out there, it was never the less a very satisfying build. From the photos I have, these planes did not seem to have any code n
    3 points
  13. Hello, this is my last finished model. I hope you like it. CIAO! Piero
    3 points
  14. Just a few drops of white spirit / turps substitute. Something's Gotha Give - Day 16 Here is an early evening mid-week update for a change. I actually painted the wire for the brake pipes last night so that it was fully dry for tonight. After a quick squirt of metal primer I brushed on some dark green: I have seen all sorts of colours for Luftwaffe brake pipes; silver, black, brown and green. I just fancied green. Here they are installed: I also fitted the pitot tube: and the DI loop: Now I can get some matt varnish on it. I always think models look better with some matt varni
    3 points
  15. Some more progress to report (or should that be regress...?). I wasn't happy with the frame for the ball turret, which looked very clunky. So, after a bit of surgery, here's the elements for the amended version: Assembled and painted: And test fitted in situ: It still needs some fettling and detailing, but it's better than my first attempt. More progress soon... Cheers Simon
    3 points
  16. Well gents, I'm calling her done. I'll take some proper shots for an RFI thread later in the week when the light is better, but here are couple of sneak previews of the finished article. Mostly she's been a pleasure to build and your help along the way has been much appreciated. I'll add a link to the RFI when it's up, but in the meantime may I present you with the best build I've done so far: Hope you like her. I certainly do. Richard
    3 points
  17. I've got the cockpit finished and the canopy glued. All the seams have been sorted but a coat of primer revealed some need more sorted than others... Sean
    3 points
  18. Build #1 Kit and Scale: 1/48 Tamiya F-84G Thunderjet Built as: s/n 51-10460, 6th Fighter Bomber Squadron, Taegu AB, South Korea, 1952 Built using: Kit decals, Alclad, Lifecolor and Tamiya paints Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234959623-148-tamiya-f-84g-thunderjet-finished/
    3 points
  19. CMR/The Pits of Hell Itself, Seafire FR.47, HMS Triumph. Airfix F-51D Mustang, 77 Squadron RAAF, AIMS "Commonwealth in the Korean War" decals.
    3 points
  20. Okay, you know what? The canopy, hand-painted, looks terrible. And I got a Future thumbprint on it, too. But I don't care anymore. Screw this kit. It's done, because I say so. Stupid freakin' vacform canopies.
    3 points
  21. Thanks for all the praise and support during this project. I'm calling this done for now. I have left the wooden edges of the base for now and just varnished them. I'm still thinking about black but, as usual with these things, I'm indecisive and need to consider it for a while. It's been great fun and I got so much more out of this kit than I ever thought possible. More photos are found in the gallery.
    3 points
  22. He everyone! This is my next model. From Ukraine's "A-model" firm. Who are familiar with the products of this company - he knows that it's actually not a model, and the workpiece. Model is still necessary to release the excess plastic and work a bit like a sculptor)).
    2 points
  23. Remember that Dornier Flying Pencil found languishing in the Channel? Well this was found next to it. Thunderbird 2 studio scale fibreglass halves that I snagged from a friend back in 2004. Just used the fuselage fibre glass carapace halves as a blank canvas. The wings, tailplane, pod, hydraulic stilts, greeblies and all other components all scratched. Pod panels were cut out and reinforced with walls formed from fibre glass and skimmed with filler. Used ¼ inch brass to allow me to raise/lower ‘roof’ to make it flush with the lifting body. I started in Feb 2013, gave up mid-year because o
    2 points
  24. Hello There! Here is my latest finished build. It depicts the ground attack version of the Mirage 2000 as seen in operations above Mali in 2013. I used the Ialeri/Kinetic boxing with Wolfpack cockpit and Renaissance exhaust nozzle. The wing tanks are replaced with my resin casting. Decals are from Italeri and Carpena/berna. Paints are Humbrol hand sprayed with my 0,15mm Infinity. Clear coats are Microscale Gloss, Satin and matt. Washes with oil "sepia". Dust is done with pigments. Hope you like it. Cheers Romain
    2 points
  25. Well guys I am calling these four done, just over 9 weeks from start to finish and I have to say this is one commission I wish I could keep. Each airframe has been based on a specific image/images as per my customer¡¦s requirements, we must have exchanged a few dozen emails since then ironing out specifics. All four are based on the standard 1/72 SR-71 and YF-12A kits with the addition of various Eduard etch detail, Wolfpack Seats and the Kiwi Resin Conversion Sets for the A-12 and M-21. Hope you all enjoyed the WIP reports. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234957317-a-12-
    2 points
  26. Gentlemen and Ladies. May I present you with my take on Hasegawa's Heinkel He-111P2 from KG55. She's OOB with a few very small scratch built bits in the cockpit and on the outside. The paints are a halfords rattle can primer, citadel nuln oil wash for the preshading, Vallejo model color for the camouflage and citadel satin for the top coat. Everything apart from the primer and varnish was applied with a hairy stick and this was my first attempt at preshading with a brush, inspired by my friend Stix. The build has been fun most of the time, although I had some real issues with the under carr
    2 points
  27. Hello Britmodellers. I recently finished this Thunderbolt...one of my first builds. It's the Academy 1/48 bubbletop. Decent kit (although there are some accuracy issues) with pretty trouble-free asembly (excepting the wingroot, which gave me some headaches). The only extra's used were Eduard seatbelts and M2 gunbarrels from Master. I must say that the academy decals were a total mess, so I tried to avoid using them, as much as possible. Consequently, the engine cowiling and the invasion stripes were painted. Anyway, this is the final result. All the best,
    2 points
  28. Hello all, Here is my recently finished Revell F-15E converted to an F-15l Ra'am of the Israeli Air Force. All conversion parts were pinched from a spare Academy Ra'am I had lying around. Extras included resin seats, FOD covers and Eduard remove before flight tags, all from the spares box. Build thread is here I wanted to try and depict a heavily bombed-up and weathered jet but I may have overdone the weathering slightly! Alongside my Kinetic F-16D Barak: Fiddling about with
    2 points
  29. Hi folks last entry for the under a tenner GB,great kit to build.This was the starter set boxing so I don,t know why no serials were supplied on the sheet maybe they were not present on the photographs used by Airfix during the preparation of the kit,Wolwe sent me the photo this model is based using the "firewall" scheme(I did not add codes) also the upper wing decals are different to those supplied and there is some basis for the aircraft not having the yellow leading edge bands.Many thanks for looking.
    2 points
  30. Following the crash of the DH110 at Farnborough in 1952, the Air Ministry cancelle further work which left the RN without a new all-weather fighter and Gloster as the only game in town..... The RN insisted on side-by-side cockpits for Pilot and Observer so Gloster came up with the Trident FAW1 (a naval Javelin ) Anyone spot the Squadron connection? Not perfect, constructed because I could, not because I should! (Based on a Dynavector Javelin that had been on the shelf-of-oom for a year, the Alley Cat Sea Vixen FAW1 conversion (I hacked the kit nose so had these parts spare), Air
    2 points
  31. Hi all Guys, i've been for a long time on tanks, and now i'm in a sort of aircraft-fever. If you need to go, get started with the right foot they say. And i feel starfighter is a remarkably good option for this task. Italeri has just released the 1.32 big brother, but I'm trying to convince myself that I can still see well.. No aftermarket added, just some plasticard for ejection seat and wheel bay detailing. Apart from the base colors ( i mix my acrylics directly from the raw materials, so don't ask me the brand..), a subtle shape enhance and paneling job was done with True Earth products.
    2 points
  32. I think you are right Pete, it should be DF as in direction finding not indicating as I was thinking. No need to go away, all input is welcome. Here it is with the varnish on: I will have a go at the canopy after dinner.
    2 points
  33. At my current rate of output that'll be 386 builds from me then!
    2 points
  34. Probably exacerbated by the fact it was only worn for one sortie and pics in the public domain are as rare as rocking horse poo! Try searching for Operation Warden or by aircraft serial number, I find I get much better results. It's also worth searching for 'Harrier GR7 Incirlik'. There is a thread on here somewhere with some pics of other Op Warden jets, but I don't have time to find it and link it just now. Mark.
    2 points
  35. Not if you've got a bottle of masking fluid and some cocktail sticks. Spray your base colours where you intend to weather, allow to dry, dip cocktail stick in masking fluid and apply randomly. Spray topcoat, allow to dry and remove masking blobs to reveal chips of base colours. Simples! In the old tool Airfix Harrier GR5/7/T10, the underside colour was quoted as Humbrol 120. Not a million miles away from Lichen Green, but should be close enough if you're only wanting to expose a few chips of it. Not sure if this is available in the Humbrol Acrylics range though. Mark.
    2 points
  36. Yep - the Stbd No1 'di-electric' panel on GR1's was composite and painted black - rather like old radomes were on F4's etc. By the GR3 stage the gubbins inside was removed, so they just got painted over.
    2 points
  37. A new 'work in progress', this is the ancient Revell 1/32nd Lockheed F-104G Starfighter. This kit has been around since the 80's I am sure and gets reissued every now and then, usually with a bright and interesting colour scheme. It is an easy simple build, is cheap (this cost me a total of £6.90 on eBay) and best of all has raised panel lines I started this build about 18 months ago, it was going to be in Canadian markings but I lost interest and moved on to yet another Phantom so it has languished in a box since then. I am taking a break from an HB F-111A so this is a nice one to pick up a
    2 points
  38. ok this is what I'm taking about; I don't know how accurate I got it as I have not been able to come up with any good detailed photos. (the big hole near the light isn't meant to be there nor the blank of the nav light either, bugga these closeup photos!!)
    2 points
  39. I use the following method to imitate wood - apply base colour, usually "Radome" or "Flash" - imitate texture using short hard brush and brown paint. I don't draw each line but rather use technique similar to dry brushing with little more paint - once dried - airbrush with mixture of transparent red and yellow Overall - just four paints
    2 points
  40. I'm doing a Gnat like that.....
    2 points
  41. Yes, I love that model! I have to say I agree with Steve, I think you've got the fading and tonal variation in the paint about spot on to me, it's something I always tend to end up with over done, but yours is spot on. It's just enough the break up the monotony of the colours (IMHO of course!). One to be proud of Val
    2 points
  42. I have been sticking on the various bits and pieces to complete the Jag. In re-drilling the angle of attack probe I skilfully broke the drill bit off........hmmm.....however my solution is to leave the bit in situ as it's the same size and is so small you'll never know!! Cocktail stick point for scale... You can't tell from over here! Question time.......I've seen some model Jags that have an area of black on the starboard wing (I've marked the rough area with tape) would this be appropriate for this model? If so does anyone have a picture looking down on the wing so I can get an accura
    2 points
  43. Repair is excellent, and the details are coming on nicely. If you have a separate box for each turret, you're going to need a good few boxes when you come to the AA armament!
    2 points
  44. Yup - spring is here Tim! View from my workbench 10 mins ago: Should be able to get the airframe out on the patio in the evenings... Now - about that Sea Hawk? Iain
    2 points
  45. Starting to look like the pointy one. Graham
    2 points
  46. Have to agree with Martin and Duncan. You at best have a stashette or a demi-stash. Until there is at least one closet full of known models and you are resorting to placing new forbidden acquisitions in hidden places do you qualify for a stash. It's very name implies secrecy and stealth at hiding your accumulation of kits. Can't have a stash out in the open, that's just a build pile!!!
    2 points
  47. Chapter 361 from the Book of Montgomery Coming Together or the Happy Ending Is In Sight. Dear all, And so it came to pass that the bits required finally have come together. And we all know there is nothing better than coming together! I started this on the 19th of January last year and the climax happened this morning. So did the end of the build. The front and back legs were inserted into their domicile and the doors also were attached. This was when I wheely started to get excited as I could see the end approaching. Next came attaching the weapons to the wings and these wen
    2 points
  48. I have closed today the fuselage. It's a pitty that there isn't much to see after that is done. Here are some pictures. After this it will be a little bit more quite. I am also working on some other projects that will need some atention from me. front seat Back seat. witch is almost nothing to be seen. In the fuselage. And the fuselage closed. That is it for now. Cheers,
    2 points
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