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  1. Hi, folks! Let me present you my next model.
    13 points
  2. Hello all, is my recently completed 1/144 Revell C-17 from my Op Herrick multi-build. The thread is here Completely OOB, sprayed with Humbrol Sea Grey. Comments welcome, thanks for looking. Dave
    11 points
  3. Finally got these off the bench after a few months of modelling inactivity. Enjoyable builds, and I think the Hurricane looks much sweeter on its boots than the Spitfire, so as a modelling subject I prefer it. They are the limited edition kits using box decals (Mostly) although the prop on the Romanian one is an Airfix Spit prop thanks to Troy, as well as the guidance he gave throughout the builds. There a few things left to do and some errors most noticeable on the Romanian one, but I'm not going to tell you if you don't already know! Painted with Gunze dark earth, Tamiya dark green (xf-81),
    7 points
  4. Thanks Mark! I got the rest of the railings on today, and also fitted the small decks and the funnel permanently: They aren't touched up here but I did that too, mostly. Need daylight to spot the remaining issues I think. I didn't have much railing left over - this is all of it: This evening I did some work on the hull, starting by making it look ghastly: And then gradually clearing most of it off to leave grime and such: It turned out OK: I'll reserve final judgement for tomorrow - I might want to clean along the waterline a bit more, and chip the cutw
    7 points
  5. Designed to penetrate Soviet airspace high and fast. Capable of over Mach 2.5 at altitudes of 80,000ft + Painted blue to blend in with the sky, it was affectionately called "Bluebird" by it's crew, as a nod to both the land speed record car and the American SR-71 Blackbird.
    6 points
  6. Right folks, this has been a long time in the making. I started this back in summer last year, before my life took a few turns for the worst. Building this kit was only ONE of the tribulations... It's the Revell 1/144 kit, originally meant to be the Lufthansa version, but I wanted a British Airways Landor version. That meant buying an Airfix version for the correct decals and the engines, which turned out to be a waste of time as the decals were scuffed and the engines were pretty useless lumps. I ended up getting the Draw Decal set and some resin engines, and still had to rob the wheels from
    6 points
  7. All done! Here is my Tamiya P-51D that I built for 1st Lt. Henry Pfeiffer's son. 1st Lt. Henry Pfeiffer named and piloted Tangerine for the 357th FG. His son contacted me about building his father's plane to display in his home. The Tamiya Mustang needs no introduction, I only used a True Details seat to get some realistic belts. I used mostly Tamiya paints, but also Model Master, vallejo, citadel, and gunze. Big Thanks to Jason Brewer from Brewer Models on facebook (and here) for the amazing pictures. Look him up on facebook and check out his amazing Dora and Spitfire. I've lost to b
    5 points
  8. Hello all, Here is my recently finished 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat in VF-41 'Black Aces' markings during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. Build thread is here Extras used included Aires cockpit set, Steel Beach FOD covers, Quickboost seats, Wolfpack Designs update set, Bombcat set and fuel tanks, Yellowhammer decals and GBU-12's from the spares. And alongside my other OEF 'A' model Tomcat of VF-14: Both from the USS Enterprise, it was the last time two A model squadrons deployed together and both would surrender their Tomcats for Super Hornets upon returnin
    5 points
  9. Here's my Gunze Sangyo 1:1 scale Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Quite please how it's turned out, could probably do with a coat of matt varnish I think. Glad I made it under the wire. Right, on with the Harrier build!
    5 points
  10. Its not sufficient to come out with grand or lavish statements like this without some real proof. We have several Dakota experts in our local club which is affiliated with a museum and these guys have worked on the real thing. It is acknowledged that the Trumpeter kit has some issues but to come out with the rather repetitive opinion that any US Made kit from 30 years ago with its own inherent problems And is considered superior is getting a little tiresome and claims need to be substantiated. If you really want to do something about it you need to start lobbying your own model manufacturing c
    5 points
  11. I ummed and ahhd as to whether I should put this here or in the real world aircraft RFI, but here it is..... Still needs a couple of bits putting on, but for all intents and purposes, it's finished. For those that don't know, the t.12 was the aircraft that TSR2 crews were to do their conversion training on, then move onto the T.2 TSR2, if it got built. The T.12 was to have the "big bore" engine of the FGR9 and I believe the F6 had it too, but normal Hunter T-birds had the smaller bore. Also, a bulge on the nose houses TSR2 systems. The kit is the 1/48 Revell/Academy kit, with the Heritage
    4 points
  12. This is a very old kit! Loads of flash, ejector pin marks everywhere, but its a big bi-plane, so I decided to have a go at it as I have never built and rigged a bi-plane before. I refined some of the details, but its virtually out of the box. I replaced the moulded on ring sights with a couple of etched ones from the spares box. The rigging was done using fishing line, and was as fiddly and annoying as I expected! Humbrol enamels were used to paint her. Coincidentally, the markings are for 45 squadron RFC based at Itrana in Northern Italy in 1918. Itrana is now Treviso airport,
    4 points
  13. Greetings and salutations. Please permit me to present my version of the Tamiya F15 Eagle in 1/32 scale. The kit itself is absolutely brilliant albeit quite expensive. It is extremely well detailed although the purist can easily super detail it using various aids from our Czech producer. The fit of the parts are absolutely sensational. This kit, in terms of quality and fit, is equivalent to the Tamiya F16 in the same scale. The biggest issue I had doing this kit, apart from my modelling skills, were the decals which were horrible. They wanted to disintegrate and disappear. They also silvered
    4 points
  14. Here is my effort depicting Anson L7951 of 45 Air School near Oudshoorn in the Western Cape in 1940. Tackling the kit only now had it’s advantages as numerous previous builds could be used to point out any problems or pitfalls. The underside is finished in a blue used only in South Africa during the war and is described as SAAF Sky Blue A (close to FS 35190) by historian Ron Belling in his book ‘A portrait of Military Aviation in South Africa’ So, another one in the bag........ BTW Has anybody got a solution to overcome the terrible quality of the Photobucket images? Cheers. Edit; So
    4 points
  15. The Airfix Sunderland is finished, and is now in the safe hands of its new owner! I knew what I was in for with this model, but the fact it was more or less OOB took the pressure off a bit. The fit and finish is pretty bad as expected for a model of this age, the raised rivet detail being a big problem. If you fill and sand the gaps in the fuselage halves and wing roots, you end up removing a load of tiny rivets too. Masking over rivets is also tricky because the paint 'bleeds' under the raised bits. The fuselage halves don't match up very well, so there is a bit of a step there which is very
    4 points
  16. The promised pictures: The fuse and wing went together quite OK, but I had to use a good amount of filler. Humbrol filler and liquid glue made up a putty. I could not find the nose guns so they had to be made out of sprue. Not exactly 100% accurate but they give a good impression of the cowling guns. Primed and masked eady for the airbrush. Vallejo primers and Italeri acrylic paint. After the paintjob. My second attempt at airbrushing a plane, and first with a metallic paint. Next is making ready all the details. Canopy, landing gear, serial number and nationality markings. No dec
    4 points
  17. Does this mean some will be white and some will be wrong
    4 points
  18. G'day Chums, For your amusement and delectation may I present to you my take on the Hobyboss Easykit Zero.The build thread is here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234961609-hobbyboss-zero-in-172nd-scalefinished/ My thanks to Mish for doing her bit,Mark for doing his and to one and all for looking in.Cheers chums.
    4 points
  19. Not posted anything for a few weeks. I have been building the Revell "London Bus" But needed a break from anything RED so decided on this big 18 Ton monster, I have the gun to go with it but will leave that until another day. This was out of the box with some oil barrels and the odd petrol can. I decided not to build the men supplied with it at this time but will do them someday !! Honest. I used various AK Paints and washes. The tracks are the best i have built because they seemed so easy to assemble. I primed with Panzer grey and used the hairspray method with a topcoat of AK 702 with str
    3 points
  20. Well finally something to show for my time. First build in at least 40 years, so I'm quite pleased though I still see places for improvement. Did tire a little and not correct a few obvious faults, but I have it's big Hasegawa brother waiting! As the reviews for this kit state, not perfect, age is showing. Glazing was a poor fit, but thanks to Kristal Klear managed to get it on. Decals are nice and help make it look good. Vallejo Model Air and Future. Haven't decided on whether to weather or not!
    3 points
  21. 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A, VF-41 Black Aces, Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001. Build thread is here Dave
    3 points
  22. Actually, the word "saludos" in Spanish means much like "greetings" in English, 'n' yeh, it's indeed a tongue-in-cheek remark. I understand the feelin' goon was talkin' about, as much as I take it that Luis' statement was made in good faith. However, I'd like, if I may, to note that it also kinda infuriates me that, after 32 years, modellers in the age of 25 to 30 like myself, might still get involved in wrong interpretations on modellin' forums whenever depictin' subjects participatin' in a war we've not even experienced - that's the Falkland war. Y'all British folks should already know by
    3 points
  23. Hello, This is my last built, a Gloster Meteor F3 of Cyber hobby. Altogether I am very satisfied with this kit, some litigious points when same: - air-brakes slightly too big Eduard. - the cut of the legs of train which creates joints not practises to fill (as for myself I was lazy) - needs to plan a big big ballast, I thought of being quiet but it is limit tail seater, pay attention on that. Otherwise a pure pleasure. I hope you understand my english
    3 points
  24. Filler on, smoothed down and painted with thinned primer. A couple of places still need some sanding but I'll start the pre-shading next. The poor wing root joint starting to look better: Kind regards, Stix
    3 points
  25. Thanks for the kind comments. With regard to: - I'm always ready to share my knowledge and experience, you can contact at any time; - I am not a fan of the Luftwaffe, they just really a lot of models produced; In the history of so accepted that good always triumphs over evil. Therefore who won - and that is good))). - I place my ready models just in two display stands. While the place is.
    3 points
  26. Well, it's finished. Main purpose of this build was to test some new techniques which I've never use before. Except the problems with decals applying and exhaust smoke I'm rather satisfied with the result. Mission complete.
    3 points
  27. Greetings, sorry that it has been a while but I've been a little bit busy with life lately. However, I have still managed the odd hour here and there on ole Thunder! The canopy..... strewth! You've all seen the bathroom windows supplied in the kit, so in keeping with the limited scratchbuilding clause I decided to cut out the 'glass' and re-use the frame! Airwaves photo etched saw blade awaaaaaay! Over two dozen breaks in 13 places later........ Decided to scratch the whole lot, so I mapped out the canopy while taped to the fuselage and created a master drawing. Traced the drawing o
    3 points
  28. Well some progress, here are the decals And after a lot of water, micro set and sol they are brought back to life (with a few additions from another NAVY bird, an intruder) So from a disaster it seems it may even be on course to complete for the GB end date. Cheers Graham
    3 points
  29. Hello again Chums, Wolwe,the decals in this kit are surprisingly good.Minimal carrier film and good opacity.Very easy to work with.The exhausts had a little attention too. Chockhead,these kits are worth the effort.Good value for money. Well the matt varnish (Vallejo) is dry,the antenna mast and inner wheelbay doors have been fitted and the masking removed from the canopy.The exhausts have had a coat of Dark Earth and a rub over with some powdered pencil lead.Photography has shown up a couple of little touch ups that are needed on the propellor,those will be done in the next day or two.I'm c
    3 points
  30. Testors 1:48 Supermarine S.6b Schneider racer. Build thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234954514-supermarine-s6b-racer-testors-148/ Thanks for looking. Rene
    3 points
  31. Finally there she is, Hans Langer mount as depicted in the EagleCals EC132. The scheme is quite standard except for the white color fuselage band and rudder which along with the big white 12 make the aircraft look quite attractive. Painting strategy with pre and post shading allow me to give volume with different filters and shades. The kit, well there are different opinions, but from my perspective it’s a great value for the buck, fit is very good though there are the fuselage joints on the fwd wing root which isn’t natural at all but can be solved with a bit of putty. Wheels are MDC and
    2 points
  32. Just picked this kit up over the weekend. I will be using the kit decals and loading it up for bear using stuff from a Hasegawa F-16CJ kit. So far I've done some upgrading work to the kit seat. Original seat on the left and upgraded one on the right. I'll most likely add seatbelts in due course. Mark
    2 points
  33. The Warrior that I finished today completes my Airfix 1/48 HERRICK collection. A great diversion from things with wings!
    2 points
  34. Hi all This is my most recent finished project, a BF110 C-4/B from the new tooling Airfix range. I'm becoming a huge fan of these new new toolings. They are easy to build and have a crispy detail overall, not to mention the decals, very good quality and a lot of stencils provided. I've built out of the box with no accessories added. My intention was to represent a plande from the II/Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 Operation "Barbarossa", Eastern front, 1941. This is what I got: Please feel free to comment and critic (critics
    2 points
  35. Hiya, My first try in large scale modeling, Dragon's 1:9 scale Iron Man armor MK XVII kit bought at Shropshire modeling show this year for quite affordable price 32 GBP. Armor featured in 3rd movie. No fancy painting, no weathering. All parts airbrushed before assembly still in frames than put together. Fitting was great, have to admit even too great as I had to scrape paint off at certain sections (did not foresee such perfection) to avoid gaps (fraction of millimeter really matters here!). Nice kit, enjoyable build, that will bring another armors to my collection... Cheers
    2 points
  36. Take a breath - Time for a perspective on both builds - 6 weeks to go........ Status check: Upper & Lower Hulls joined Tracks painted Decals applied Varnish applied Stowage applied (in part) Builder psychology profile :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Build program schedule :thumbsup: Extra parts assembled :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Weathering planned out :thumbsup: Mounting Base ready
    2 points
  37. Some words of warning to help the unsuspecting…..Just had a play around with the mainplanes to see what the fit was like. Be VERY careful when removing them from the runners…..in fact, you may well find that some of the flap 'runners' are already damaged before you start. On Part 51 (upper wing action) two of the three 'runners' (not to be confused with sprues) had already detached themselves from the wing 'in transit' before I had even started the process of removing parts from the sprue. With the lower wing sections (Parts 41/47) I adopted my normal tactic of removing them from the sprue wit
    2 points
  38. Had the luxury of a pretty much free day so the C-17 has been given a good seeing to! Wash went on first thing, then removed after 30 minutes. Sealed in with a flat coat and some final weathering. Masks were removed too: The final touch to the display base: The finished product: More pictures in the the RFI thread here Onward to the Apache. One down, 3 more (at least!) to go! Dave
    2 points
  39. Thanks very much SaintsPhil - will have to have a look and weigh it all up - adding all the parts together or getting the Olimp set (also has decals) - I am not going to be that worried about 'uber detail' - I haven't the skills or knowledge yet, and all my models will be in-flight and in either of my boys room or the games room ceilings, so want I want is a model that looks like a harrier in the right colours and decals with the correct weapons. Once I get the hang of resin, airbrushes (just got an Iwata Neo CN - never airbrushed before!) etc, I may start trying to get more detailed. I take
    2 points
  40. Hi All, Want to join the GB, however it will be very basic OOB stuff, as I am only just back modelling after 25 years! I Have the Revell 1/48 GR7/9 set, also have a set of the disbandment decals - however I have history with the Harrier, I served in 3 PARA for 25 years and used Harrier air support during Op Telic 1 in 2003 and also as a JTAC in Helmand during Op Herrick 4 in 2006 and Op Herrick 8 in 2008 - so it has got me and my colleagues out of the proverbial a few times, along with Apache. I would like to do a Herrick jet, but would need weapons, such as the Paveway IV 500lb and CVR7 Ro
    2 points
  41. Thanks for the kind comments guys, I've been on holiday and lost the modelling mojo, I think I've been over-doing it! Anyway, the Stuka needs a little more weathering and then it will be finished. The Bf110 has all the decals on and will be finished soon. I don't think the me262 is going to make it for the deadline as it still needs painting and my planned paint job is a little complicated.
    2 points
  42. Spent most of last week feeling like a corpse...flu or something...I got no bench time from last Monday through to this past weekend. When I did get going again I felt obligated to focus on the Ventura. But that one's got a base coat drying, so it was Junkers time tonight. First, I've been fiddling with the wings for a while now, but I wrapped them up (minus the engine nacelles). Painted interiors with Mr. Color RLM 02. I highlighted with some Model Master Oil Stain from the AB and then I hit it with a wash. Not great pictures since I just snapped real fast at the bench. Next I moved to
    2 points
  43. I quite like mine I want to get a Trumpy one as well, the built ones I've seen look Dakish enough for my needs. Edit: I know she needs new props, I haven't found replacements yet.
    2 points
  44. I had a further think on the winch and decided the best way forward was to scratch build the whole lot so I did a sketch and measured some key dimensions: Using some 0.5mm rod as an axle I built up the central part out of plastic tube: I punched out some 5mm diameter discs for the end stops and got it to this stage as well as starting to drill out the holes in the frame for the axle: To be continued... Bye for now, Nigel
    2 points
  45. Don't feel bad, I'm sure we can make this approach work, its fun trying anyway. Getting back to the chassis, I have partially cleaned up the rear springs and filled the sink and ejector marks (on one, the other is to be done): Here they are cleaned up and glued on: The wire from perdu arrived this morning and looks spot on: Thanks Bill!! I had a look at the winch at the other end of the chassis: I am itching to separate the drum and clean it up properly, I hate moulded in things like this. It also comes with the obligatory sink mark: Well I have separated the drum, I will cle
    2 points
  46. Isn't it typical! When by 1900 I hadn't heard from 'Airfix' as promised,I put pen to paper and wrote a polite letter detailing the issues.(I had already checked my e-mails) Just stamped the envelope ready for posting in the morning and noticed that I have just got two e-mails from them. It appears that they are aware of the faults and are dealing with the company who manufacture their clear parts.They in turn admit to still having a fault in their machine but are addressing the issue. They also admitted that their communication to customers hadn't been done very well. I thanked them for
    2 points
  47. Hello, Here's my recently completed Airfix Bf109 E-3. Great little starter set with really nicely fitting parts that I picked up for the grand price of £2.99 in Aldi a few months ago! There's no aerial mast - I broke it and can't really be bothered to replace it. The kit comes with some small pots of Humbrol acrylic paint [including 31 Slate Grey, 65 Aircraft Blue and 117 US Light Green] and I used 65 and 117 for the blue and green parts of the finish [but I mixed both with some white to lighten the colours, especially the blue] and mixed my own grey because I didn't like the look of the Sl
    2 points
  48. Wash was applied this morning: Left on for about 45 minutes. The wings, tanks, pylons and LANTIRN pod all got the same treatment. Took about 30 minutes to get the excess off: Once that was left to set for a while, I added the landing gear and left for a few hours. Once set, i came back and added all gear doors, wing pylons, fuel tanks and horizontal stabilisers: Will get a matt coat on tomorrow morning then start adding the final few pieces, starting with the FOD covers. Dave
    2 points
  49. i dont know guys what are you smoking, but that gotta be some strong stuff... Nono, seriously - i m not that experienced and skilled to make some tutorials I dont mind to give some advice from my own experience, but still.. Once i ll feel like i know what i m doing and not just guessing and experimenting, i ll gladly do any kind of tutorials, because that ll mean i m good at something. But so far with all honesty and respect to other modellers, i need to learn a lot before that happens A bit more progress.. working on the armament right now. So, bomb bay doors with some simple construction
    2 points
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