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  1. Hello! Here are some photos of one of my latest projects. This project was published on this month issue (July 2014) of Airfix Model World mag. It`s the Kinetic kit, together with Syhart decals, in order to portray this specific airframe. The wing root angle was altered in order to depict the characteristic anhedral look of the Mirage 2000 family. I used both Lifecolor and Vallejo acrylic paints. Here http://josepiresmodelismo.blogspot.pt/ you can find detailed pics of the construction and painting process. My best regards!
    11 points
  2. Here is my latest attempt at making a Sunderland flying boat on the sea. It was the Italeri kit with the huge panel lines and the plate armour photo etch. I hope you enjoy it. http://s1294.photobucket.com/user/SY64/library/Processed%20Sunderland?sort=3&page=1 Regards, Marags.
    9 points
  3. Here is my rendition of the 16AA Bde Gate Guardian - a C-47 re-furbed and painted to depict KG374 as she looked on D-Day. I sourced the fuselage codes from KitsWorld, but they ended up being too wide in relation to the D-Day stripes compared to the real deal. They're the right height and the D-Day stripes are accurate, it is apparent that the codes on the real gate guardian are narrower, so i have opted for a compromise - just the 'YS' codes. The Italeri kit provides the KG374 decals as black, which I settled for instead of red, and other photos I've seen show KG374 with just the 'YS' codes
    6 points
  4. The personal mount of Col. Paul Douglas, commander of 388 TFW, "Arkansas Traveller II", complete with his 8 kills from WWII. This is the Tamiya 1/32nd F-4E Early, with Rhinomodel Seamless intakes, Avionix Cockpit, Eduard Placards and Stencil Masks, Master Pitot tubes, Quickboost FOD covers and finally the CAM Decals. Homemade RBF Tags (thanks Mish!) I have to say this is one of the few builds with Aftermarket where everything was worth while - I especially liked the stencil masks rather than using decals for the stencils as they look better, and are way more fun to do than decals. The Avionix
    6 points
  5. Finished the Hobby Boss 1/72 A-7D Corsair. Mostly out of the box except for adding my own scratched seatbelts and cockpit instrumentation….from WIP page – http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234962294-hobbyboss-172-a-7d-corsair/ So did I top the Century Wings A-7D diecast corsair…..Not sure but one will end up on ebay…. (diecast A-7 above the built kit) Thanks for looking Sanjay
    5 points
  6. http://www.justgiving.com/DaisyThorne As some of you know , my Wife and I lost out beautiful little 3 year old Daughter Daisy on Valentines day this year. Its been the worst time of our lives.Since Daisy Died i wanted to do something for Charity. I chose Little Havens for terminally ill Children. Daisy was taken suddenly , but can you imagine being told that your child is dying and theres no cure. Thats Heartbreaking. The plan is to get sponsored , which i have , for building the model. I will then sell the finished model on eBay and all of the proceeds will go to Little Havens. Airscale and
    5 points
  7. Hi folks, I built this as a "quick" build this week - I have no idea how people manage to do weekend builds of anything - and as an antidote to the big ship I still haven't finished for the LTAT group build. (Click for bigger) It's Bandai's kit of the Nausicaa gunship, with figures of Nausicaa and Mito. I only watched the movie last night so I didn't realise that the flaps are actually funky thrust-vectoring engines, or I would have got some metallics and exhaust stains in there instead of the interior green. The figures are nice and I've made an effort to paint them properly, bu
    4 points
  8. Nigel's the King of Bananas A modelling VIP He rebuilt the lot, from bottom to top Oh it was fine to see To show the lads at his club He’s got this modelling down He lit up with LEDs, But the wires were trailing now Oh, Nigel do, The good work here too I want that truck to be As good as you can do And you should too See that GMC Has one outlet When what it really needs is two! To be continued......If necessary!
    4 points
  9. Thanks for the info Shermaniac, AFV's are only an occasional build for me so all help is very welcome. I have now removed the turret loaders hatch, (I shall finish off this when the milliput has hardened overnight) and the pistol port does not look like it has been welded.
    4 points
  10. A straightforward out-of-box build...Aeromaster enamel DE/DG, Floquil Platinum mist beneath, Testor's flat overcoat. Decals are a combo of Model Alliance (serials), Xtradecal (roundels), Microscale ("19's" from an old sheet of generic Luftwaffe codes, to replace the off-register MA ones), and what seemed like hundreds of the excellent kit-provided stencils. These "new Airfix" kits have their much-debated pluses and minuses...but are irresistibly fun! Not sure I can logically articulate all the reasons, but they are a delight. I haven't enjoyed a build so much since I was a youngster.
    4 points
  11. As we go into the last 24 hours of voting I would like to personally say a many many thanks to all that have entered and made 'Less Than a Tenner' the group build it was. There has been some stunning work done over the last 4 months and I have chatted to some really great guys. Maybe see you all again for LTAT2 someday. Until then keep building simple kits from time to time. It keeps things interesting and is great for gaining a bit of mojo when levels are low. I will post the results of the poll tonight. Peace..
    4 points
  12. This is the prototype of the Me 262. It first flew with just the piston engine. After a few flights to establish its handling and performance it was fitted with BMW jets. On its first flight with these both engines failed on climbout, losing all their turbine blades! A satisfactory landing was made and the engines sent back to BMW to think again. The aircraft was re-engined with Junkers Jumo engines. The kit has a ‘health warning’ on the box saying that it is for experienced modellers only and some cutting ,filling and sanding is required. Substitute ‘much’ for ‘some’ and that sums it up.The
    3 points
  13. First go at a Bi-plane and enjoyed it! Built it straight from the box apart from adding the rigging which is stretched sprue. Paint Revell enamel silver, wash acrylic paint brown/black. Brian.
    3 points
  14. Any time you need someone to point out something obvious that you already know, I'm here for you buddy.
    3 points
  15. Hi Guys, Here is a update with some pictures of the now finished cockpit. The cockpit before painting and some seatbelts added to the seat. And here with the interior green colour on. And here after a wash , drybrushing and some detail painting. and here some pictures with the cockpit secured inside the fuselage. And finaly the last picture with the fuselage closed and clamped. I hope to clean up the seams tomorrow at a model show in Overloon (the Netherlands). Cheers,
    3 points
  16. Ok, slowly getting near the end. Exhaust streaks and stains are done, also the wheels are installed, so are the flaps. Some more washes will follow, and I am still working on small parts and bombs.
    3 points
  17. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V, with engine out at Duxford. Pics mine.
    2 points
  18. 5 hours of driving, an aching back... ALL WORTH IT for this! An-225 Landing at East Midlands Airport by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr An-225 Landing at East Midlands Airport by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr An-225 Landing at East Midlands Airport by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr An-225 Landing at East Midlands Airport. by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr
    2 points
  19. Can't manage D-day ( they received orders on the 6th, but didn't arrive until late in they day - However they did counterattack the Canandians on D+1). This is the Dragon kit with the full skirts and molded zimmerit, which makes life easier Work commences as it normal for clanky things with loads of wheels Then adding the bolt ons to the hull. The Dragon instructions are being honest absolutely terrible - being one of their 'bag of sprues' kits from various previous issues there are loads of alternative parts. In addition there are parts missing from the instructions, and where they are
    2 points
  20. Bf 109E-4 (Wk-Nr 5344) 'Black Double Chevron' flown by Hauptmann Helmut Wick, Gruppenkommandeur of l./JG 2 'Richthofen', October 1940
    2 points
  21. Hi A few quick snaps from my garden of the flypast. Unfortunately, they were too close and I had the wrong camera/lens combo (300mm prime lens, not a zoom), so you can't see the formations!
    2 points
  22. Hi Folks, this is my latest offering........a new-tool FW190 picked up at Aldi before Christmas last year for £3.99 if I remember correctly, it was in a starter kit so had a different set of decals from the normal boxed version. I'm a bit dubious about the colour scheme as I expected the fuselage to have more 'mottle' but this what the kit diagram calls for, however I used Vallejo paint, can't for the life of me get on with Humbrol acrylics. Anyway feel free to critique and comment. Hope I haven't overdone the weathering(again).
    2 points
  23. Be careful what you wish for! OK, I've taken about as much of a beating from it as I can take so I guess this is it finished:
    2 points
  24. Ok, here are pics of the diorama, which name has been changed to "...around the corner". The former name was, 'Close Contact'. The dio is pretty much done for the exception of one more figure to be added. The last figure will be a boy pointing to the corner of the building, alerting the insurgents that they( us troops) are coming around the corner. I am in the process of painting the figure, so will add that when it is completed and will post the pics. As you can see there have been some changes and addition to the diorama. As mentioned in my previous post, the insurgents get the spotlight f
    2 points
  25. Hi all Its been some time since I last posted....Family have departed for UK the planned gig with the band is done and dusted and now its back to the work bench! Time to continue with the cockpit First thing I did was place the wooden floors down ....using wood samples I got from B+Q a few years back...I knew they would come in handy one day! .....and then I had to think about how to replicate the cockpit side wall insulation. I decided to use some stretchy tissue I have....God knows what its used for and where I got it but I thought it would be good for the insulation! Prior to all that
    2 points
  26. Stowage Box: Swapping the turret 'stowage' box was a good move as the one mounted on the Firefly isn't actually a stowage box or a counterweight. It was the armoured extension to the turret to house the radio due to the rather large breech on the 17pdr gun and the longer recoil. They had to cut the back off the turret and then weld the added extended section to it. The radio box sometimes had a stowage box added to its rear, further extending the turret profile. Turret - Loaders Hatch: I think you will find that this configuration was peculiar to Firefly Turrets only and because the breec
    2 points
  27. RAF Flypast has been part of Trooping the Colour for decades! I was amused when Huw whatsit said The RAF Flypast this year will be one of the most spectacular... compared to what? Concode and the Red Arrows was spectacular... Vulcans, Victors, Buccaneers, Lightnings and Hunters = spectacular... 3 Tonkas, 3 Tiffies and a bunch of transport aircraft not so much...
    2 points
  28. Thanks Chaps. hope the pics stay this time. So, What to put on the front? Well, Obviously, A flight deck. You can see the size by the ruler. The boat itself is a shade under 2 feet long (About 58cm) Early in construction it was about 4 inches longer, But the proportions looked wrong. Then the flightdeck got painted And now we need something to go onto the flightdeck. Well I had this Flier from the Gundam universe. A lovely little kit that almost clicked together (about nine quid from hlj) A few mods (the fins are WW2 Luftwaffe) mad paint & I didn't like the spindly U/C so
    2 points
  29. While watching football world cup, i was working a bit on the wheel wells. One ll be more detailed, so i started to work on that one, the other one ll have the "clamshell" door closed so i wont waste time on it that much. Need to add one more rib and also some wiring ofcourse, but so far i m here the PE strip is from il-2 bomb bay which i had in spare parts.. ofcourse its not exactly how it looked in p-51 wheel wells, but it gives it some busy feeling and thats important to me the wing is just dry fit in Sadly, when i was beginning with the wheel wells, i had no images of the front sid
    2 points
  30. So now that the Scimitar 2 is built and out of the way I can begin work on this one properly. So first is the cockpit which went together easily, not a huge amount of detail but enough to be interesting: I didn't get any photoetch, but I used airscale decals to add dials to each part of the Instrument Panel. I don't like this thing that Hasegawa have done with the cockpit insert into the fuselage, as its very difficult to get it to fit nicely and I've spent a significant amount of work today sanding and filling to get it to fit. I did get the resin exhaust intakes from Barracuda: Wil
    2 points
  31. Thanks Roger! After much faffing around with little pots of paint, here we are! I was amazed to count and find that the Gladiator has no fewer than seven major colours! I have been scratching my head over Dark Slate Grey. Traditionally I've always used Humbrol 102, which I realise is a bit bright greenish for accuracy. Now Humbrol have bought out 224 which I bought and trialled for this build. To tell the truth however, I just don't like it. Compared to colour photos of FAA aircraft, it's more accurately dull and greyish than 102 (less green) but it's also much too washed-out and beige-look
    2 points
  32. Time for a quick update. I have spent a few evenings this week putting the Sherman together, straight from the box except for the gun which was replaced with a resin replacement from the Resicast Crab conversion. The conversion comes with two waterproofed gun mantlets, not sure which one was the correct one to use but I went with the smaller of the two. The Tasca Sherman is certainly well engineered, the bottom part of the hull comes in the equivalent of an Ikea flat pack buts fits together perfectly. The bogies/suspension are all supposed to work and make it easy to lower the front of the t
    2 points
  33. Nice one,....... this is the first Airfix Dak I`ve seen finished so far,....mine is almost ready for paint! Are you brave enough to go to the main gate with your model and take a photo of it next to the real thing? Won`t the lads on guard take the mick? Cheers, Tony
    2 points
  34. Can't they just chop it off with a lightsaber & bang a new one on? I mean Luke's hand was a pretty easy fix 30 odd years ago! Mac
    2 points
  35. Sorry lost some Photos but this is as far as l have got ,
    2 points
  36. Hi guys, A few photos from the show last weekend.. It was a rather good day. I loved the Canberra, totally stunning..!! In no particular order. Kestrel 'Harrier' on display at Cosford Air Show 2014. by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr XZ991 Gr.3 on the Harrier display, RAF Cosford 2014. by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr ZD465 - It's great to see this aircraft outside. I painted this airframe during my time at RAF Cottesmore. by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Sea Harrier FA2 ZH796 seen on the Harrier display, RAF Cosford Airshow. by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Classic Air Force Venom by Totallyrad.
    1 point
  37. ofcourse, there are other things to do these days, use the good weather while it lasts! and my congratulation to you and your wife for the baby on the way
    1 point
  38. They do look good but I am constantly aware when handling them that there are bits that can be knocked off on all corners. I've been looking at finishing the scribing over the last few days but with the good weather cycling has taken a priority. Coupled with the fact we are moving in two weeks and a pregnant wife to help I haven't had a lot of free time to get on with my builds. I will get on with these when I next have some free time..
    1 point
  39. That is a nice little diorama. Can't wait to see it being finished. Cheers,
    1 point
  40. Looking good, if you wish to portray a painted on finish, typical of the period, you could cut all the carrier film from around each image. It's quite laborious but dose look very good. Alternatively you could used the decals as patterns for masks and then spray the colours on. A lot of modellers make the mistake in covering the decals of period/classic cars and bikes with a coat of very gloss clearcoat. I belive it's called toffee apples in the 43rd scale arena. JMTP. Colin
    1 point
  41. The Dan-Air aircraft were all C-47B, so it won't be a pre-war DC-3.
    1 point
  42. For anyone one the fence who fancies a gander at the instructions...... http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10270186 Bottom line? I'm in!
    1 point
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  44. Looking good Tim! I had trouble with the seam (well all the seams) where the rear of the wing meets the top of the fuselage. I thought I had it taken care of, but it showed up nicely after I had sprayed the MSG. I think Jabba gave good advice - be willing to do multiple fill/sand cycles. But also remember that you are going to hang this from the ceiling, so maybe don't need to spend too much time on the seams on the TOP anyway (unless hanging upside down!)
    1 point
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  46. Nice... So where is the model? One of your best model/photo combos, looks great!
    1 point
  47. Don't be disheartened by the small number of votes Mark. There are so many brilliant builds in this GB, and splitting it over six (?) sections in two Galleries has made it quite complicated. The measure of the success in the GB comes from the fact that so many of us who voted for it, and many more others, have built something and put it - or them - in the Galleries. This was such a wide reaching GB it sparked huge interest and your hard work and commitment made it even more of a success. Thank you. PS: I have voted!
    1 point
  48. I glued the 'ears' to the headboxes and filled them with scrap plastic. The early Mk 10s had bigger recesses for the pilots head so, these were made with more plasticard. At the moment the seats do not look that hot, but P38 filler will sort that out. I have to say the standard bang seats as supplied in the kit are very good. Apart from adding seatbelts, and the canvas covering the drogue chute on top, there is nothing else that need to be done to them. I honestly think that you would be wasting your money getting resin replacements, where all that would be required is some basic modelling sk
    1 point
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