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  1. TORNADO GR1 17 SQUADRON RAF BRUGGEN REVELL 1/32 After being brain washed completely by club mate & Tornado Sig leader Airfix Andy, I got the bug to build one of these beasts. Picked up last year (before the re-release) came complete with a genuine Pargon resin flap kit. Also harmed in the making was the Aries cockpit set (lovely piece & fit) some Aries cans & a metal pitot tube. I decided to re-scribe the sides of the rear fuselage, front under nose & intake tops using some 32nd scale drawings as the kit is strangely lacking any detail in those a
    18 points
  2. After a dog fight over the English Channel, Squadron Leader Rif Raf finally puts one over on his arch enemy, Luftwaffel Fighter Ace Weiner Moldy. After belly landing in a field, Rif Raf gives a victory fly past & waves his German comrade a gesture of er.............."goodwill" Finally got round to grabbing a few piccy's. Built this pair of Chrissy pressies last year as my "escape build" when I needed to get away from more serious modeling matters. Great little kits that use the same basic fuselage with different tails, wings, props etc.Scratch built the wheels up on the Spit & fitte
    12 points
  3. Built OOB, rigged with Ethicon stainless steel and painted in MM enamels. All decals are from the kit. [/url
    10 points
  4. Latest of the bench. This is the standard Hasegawa kit with the Airways conversion. Not as bad a kit as some people make out. Something a bit different. I tried to get the importers of Hasegawa to sell me a decal sheet so that I could get the stencils and black areas behind the exhausts, but no luck there. So had to be made up by hand. Not totally accurate I know, as I found that every aircraft seems different. Please feel free to make comments ...good or bad. Edit. Just noticed I have not put the windscreen wipers on .... I have now .
    9 points
  5. Hey folks! A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be given a friends, Dad's of old, dirty but mostly complete 1/72 built kits that he didnt have enough room for anymore. One of them was a Blenheim, after alot of research I figured it was a Mk.1 which was possibly made by FROG which had the remains of a wasps nest all over and inside it. Here is a pic of how it looked when I got it: Anyway after being stripped, soaked and washed down I rebuilt it, applied more decals and tried a matt clear coat which dried cloudy so I applied pearl clear and she came out looking alot better than I expe
    8 points
  6. Just finished this one. 1/48 Hobby Boss A-6E built OOB. I used a variety of paints and the decals are from Afterburner. I used Ammo by Mig products to weather it
    7 points
  7. I wanted to play with some Precision Ice and Snow before using it in a diorama that is probably more ambitious than my skills will allow. Some pictures on the interweb of HMS Tireless in the Arctic ice gave me the inspiration to butcher Airfix's Trafalgar Class sub, and experiment with a few different icy textures. Figures are from WEM, which I tried to bulk out a bit with PVA, but still look very flat. It was a fun little project, so I hope you enjoy a slightly different presentation of a modern sub. Cheers, Paul
    6 points
  8. Hello friends Back with another British aircraft, the Hurricane Mark I. This is the new Airfix kit, and what as surprise it was when i start working on it, a really good kit, recomended! I hope you like it, thank you for looking Best regards from Portugal Vitor Costa
    6 points
  9. Hi everybody! This is my next model. I chose the color scheme of this legendary aircraft, which refers to the period of German troops landing on the Greek island of Crete in May 1941. The operation called "Mercury". Because I did not have ready decals - all the markings and letter codes was made from paint using airbrush.
    6 points
  10. Well after a few weeks I finally finished this little bundle of fun. Having started it straight after the Airfix F.2, it was a bit of a shock to the system to have to do some modelling with it again! But anyways.... It was finished in Alclad again, with Humbrol paints here and there. I didn't add anything except some yellow trim around the canopy. I went with the kit decals, produced by Eduard they are very thin but superb...apart from the spelling department.."keep clean of intakes". I was half tempted to get another sheet with more choices but I was put off by the fact I'd have to get anoth
    5 points
  11. I recently managed to finish this one ,was 1 of 2 but had a disaster with the other and was beyond saving. I did start this 1 long time go and had some fit issues, and few bits got lost and broken, I gave up and it went into the pile for spares, but managed to replace parts and tried to start again and did have some major fit issues I stuck at it. I'm not 100% happy as missed some bits with filler but happy with the paint etc. hope all enjoy comments welcome its done in the experimental peanut 2 scheme as tried back in the 80's
    5 points
  12. I built this some years ago; it was one of the first half dozen kits I did after taking up the hobby again. I had seen the kit numerous times on the shelf of my local shop while bringing my daughter in for school project supplies, and as one of my youthful desires was to have made a Roc out of the then current frog Skua, I always gave it a good looking over, and finally took it home. When I opened it, I had no idea what I was getting into, but not much by way of standards to compare it to, either, and thought it a fun time, though I thought using photo-etch for the part of the wing where the l
    5 points
  13. This is the old Tamiya kit, built about 10 years ago. I went for the clean look on this, no weathering, just a teensy bit of drybrushing to highlight the details. Odd.
    5 points
  14. I got talking to Mel at S & M models at the Milton Keynes show about his Oldmodels decals and before I knew what had happened I'd bought a Viscount. Realising that I really wanted to do an old Northeast machine from my years watching planes at LBA I found myself making my first airliner for 20 plus years. I take my hat off to the chaps and chappesses who do this as a regular thing the skills needed differ from making military aircraft and certainly from mine. However she looks ok from 'spotting distance'. Decals by Two six Happy memories hanks for looking.
    4 points
  15. Made for a GB elsewhere, this is Wolfpack's new 1/48 T-38A Talon. Built as it came out of the box, it's a pretty decent kit but has the odd fit issue and some vague instructions in places. Finished as N864NA of NASA, it was painted with a Humbrol acrylic spray and final coat of Halfords Appliance white. The decals are very nice and go on beautifully.
    4 points
  16. Well, I was talking to my mate Chris yesterday and the subject of the BV 141 came up, with Chris saying he'd quite like a 1:48 one, shame there isn't one. Aha, I said, I think about 12 -15 years ago I built one. An HiPM kit if I remember correctly, It's in a box somewhere, I'll see if I can find it. So here is an 'oldie' from my collection, built somewhere around the year 2000. As I remember the cockpit 'nacelle' halves were moulded in clear plastic, and there was a fair bit of resin & etch in the kit. So this is what I found, still undamged after all these years;
    4 points
  17. To get the bonnet assembly to fit on the chassis I had to sand a rebate step at the bottom of the radiator: I then did a fit check with the exhaust to see where a hole had to be drilled in the new filler: Here it is: You may ask why I didn't just cut off the exhaust pipe - it is all very hidden under there. Well I just felt this gave a neater solution. I then smoothed over the bonnet filler from my pot of Squadron green stuff (and added some thinners to it as it was starting to dry out). A bit unnecessary but it will make me feel better: I then tidied up the A pillars: I think
    4 points
  18. See build HERE As a model I'd give the radio body 9/10, cab 6/10 and chassis 3/10. But overall big thanks to IBG, I have now ticked off one of my top 3 modelling wants.
    3 points
  19. brought this revel box set some time ago and was put in the to do pile . its the box set that also includes a mustang which is still under construction!!! had nothing but problems through the build and as soon as seemed sort one thing out something else happened, but stuck to it no matter how close it got to being stamped on lol, a few first for as trying to improve my skills, I tried to detail the undercarriage and cockpit, and after the decals were to thick I airbrushed the stripes, made few lilt mistakes but was first time and am happy with the completed bill considering the fight it ga
    3 points
  20. I think the Hi-lux some of you may have seen. The other was meant for the 'Close Contact' diorama but replaced the pickup with the Merc. Hope you like the pics. Still need to do a little more up here and there but it is practically done. Sorry for the bad quality pics. I am waiting for my new phone to come. My present one, has a scratched glass on the front.
    3 points
  21. Thanks,Stew,if the panels were a better fit it would have been nice to have the internals in place but now I have started the closing up stage I am happier to have the airframe complete and it is starting to look like a Hurricane! Here,s the progress from my day off work yesterday.one of the panels needs a little persuasion to stay in place(hence the peg) and the gap along the wing leading edges looks awful but when closed up for a dry run last night were a really nice fit bending into the correct shape for the fuselage join,also the gun bay is now in place.
    3 points
  22. 1/48th Monogram AV-8b Harrier VMA-311 Desert Storm Mainly OOB except for some Eduard etch in the pit and Superscale decals Perfect plastic putty used as filler but kit was very good fit Primed with halfords grey and hand brushed Tamiya paints Vallejo matt finish brush painted The colours for this scheme are open to debate but I recon its close enough to the picture here http://en.wikipedia....into_combat.jpg
    3 points
  23. Wotcha playmates A quick update followed by a couple of photos. Progress continues at a steady pace and I have almost completed the MiG-28 build. The decals are on this and I have added the probe on the nose using some micro tubing and fuse wire as well as the two blade aerials underneath today. It has also had a couple of coats of satin to seal everything in and now just needs the probe painting and the missiles adding to complete. I haven't plucked up the courage to start weathering the F-14 but have had a look at the advice available on this site and will give this a go later in the week.
    3 points
  24. Go on bulldoze the lot,stick a thousand homes on it with all the attendant traffic,noise etc,she,ll soon wish the whole B****y U S air force was back!
    3 points
  25. Hi Here are some pictures of my recently completed model of Tarangus 1/48 J 32B Lansen nicknamed Lansen Sport. I've used every aftermarket item available from Maestro Models for the Lansen and quite a bit of scratchbuilding, mainly in the wheel wells, landing gears and cockpit plus a full length engine intake. The Tarangus kit requires a bit of TLC but can be made into a real good looking model IMHO. a full wip can be found here (in swedish) http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3276 More pictures can be found here: http:/
    2 points
  26. Here is one that I think belongs on Britmodeller purely because of the subject. Only the British could have designed the venerable Bristol Beaufighter. This is the ancient Revell 1/32 version. I have converted the tail into the later Version and scratchbuilt an interior. It is roughly to Beau specifications but Also used some artistic license to make it a bit busier. I have been working on and off on it. The rocket blast shields have been Scratchbuild. Almost ready for paint. I hope you like it. I know I do, these Old kits are still fun to build. Cheers Cees
    2 points
  27. Hello, here are some photos from my McLaren M19A, Denny Hulme, Watkins Glen 1971 (Practice), Model Factory Hiro1/20th John-w
    2 points
  28. Well here we are another hornet completed. This a hasegawa F built with the dream model Growler conversion set. decals are from the two Bobs sheet. Fod covers are made from lead foil, I forgot to give the canopy a dark base coat so the frames are a bit translucent so i may pry it off and paint the inside black. The photo's arent the best I may take some better ones when I get chance.
    2 points
  29. This kit is really showing it's age now. The intended completed diorama build shall depict the 737 cleaning up over the Algercerian/Gibraltar Bay with the Rock below and behind it, way back in the 1980's after BA retired their Trident 3 fleet. I have a very comprehensive set of 26Decals for this build which includes a multitude of options in both BA and British Airtours liveries, and also the 1984 experimental blue belly and silver top fuselage livery which did not get incorporated. I have seen a lot of negative talk about this kit on the web but in honesty, apart from the sink marks and a b
    2 points
  30. This is the biggie I built recently and finished it in time before the D-Day GB. Basically the original Italeri C-119 Boxcar and Leading Edge Decals to dress it in. I opted to model 70's style and leave all the rasised panel lines but reduced them by going over the parst with wet and dry during and after assembly. The markings are for 20119 of 436 Squadron in the late 1950s. I tried Alclad Airframe Aluminium but it was crass! It dried in a very dull and grainy finish; nothing at all like the previous bottle of the same colour I used in the past! Have gone right off Alclad now unless someone ca
    2 points
  31. The Air New Zealand 787-9 is now finished , using my own made decal Richard
    2 points
  32. Tim'sTopTip: I found some yellow walkway decal in my spares. Very thinly sliced - and apply with some Klear.
    2 points
  33. Photobucket reset so a quick catchup. First canopy fitting. And the seals I sweated over. Now up onto the undercarriage. And from underneath. And a full rack of pylons.
    2 points
  34. Blimey, I don't know what's up with me two completed models in less than a month. I picked up hasegawas diamondbacks history boxing in the modeller.com sale, and seeing as im partial to a cag scheme i promptly started on the ride of captain Michael Mcnellis. After following Hase's colour call outs the top surface seemed way to dark so a mist of fs36375 was shot over it to tone down and give what i think is an acceptable weathering down of the scheme. Drop tanks are in the paint stage but most people know what a Rhino looks like with gas bags on. comments welcomed.
    2 points
  35. It's time to custom mix Tamiya paints for the bottom blue-grey colour: The bottom of the aircraft is now painted. I will probably do one more pass.
    2 points
  36. Again the Tamiya kit, done about 10 years ago. I wasn't quite as good at the whole weathering thing (not much changed there), but it came out ok, and it's survived the years with dignity. Odd.
    2 points
  37. Hey, don't get me wrong, nav lights are very important. Every pilot knows that if he looks to starboard he will see a green one and if he looks to port he will see a red one, and all he needs to do is to keep in between them and he will get to where he wants to be .
    2 points
  38. Thanks for comments guys, did a little more this afternoon, (turn away if you are squeamish): Out came the saw and dremel to do this wing thing.. had to grind through one of my bulkheads. I had to cut large bits of fuselage away to enable to fair the wing in to conform with both the fuselage and the wing centre section... it is do-able but crickey there is a crapload of form work and putty going to be required, I am gonna have to clear the bench cos I'll nee all the space I have to jig the whole gubbins up, align the wing forward and aft, up and down, square to the fuselage reference lines an
    2 points
  39. I glued on some 0.8mm brass rod to the steering wheel and drilled through the bulkhead to get this: Well that is as about as far as I got tonight, I have club committee meeting tomorrow so progress will be limited I am afraid. So its bye from me, Nigel
    2 points
  40. Well, here are the pictures of the Command version from Sunday at Duxford - just before it rained again. Now, I couldn't get the interior as it was populated with the owners family but the fundamental differences are fairly clear. The reflectors are for use whilst traveling to & from Shows and not a standard or post-war fit. Note the original b&w picture as there is a chimney at the right rear corner!!! You might also want to peruse here
    2 points
  41. Not had much time to get much modelling done due to family life getting in the way, here is a little update as to what I have been doing All the little bits in post 50 have been stripped back from when I put the primer on too thick and are now ready for repriming. Been doing a bit more PE, first picture shows the external boat housings (not sure of the correct name), PE ladders, railings and boat winch thingie attached to both sides. Excuse the shiney glue marks. Turret number 1 finished and ready for painting
    2 points
  42. Hi folks,here,s today,s progress the gun bay completed, builds up faultlessly although a much simplified version from pictures I referred to on line I still think it looks busy enough for my standards and looks good slotted into place,next step is getting the major pieces assembled.thanks for looking.
    2 points
  43. Hi Pascal and giemme, Thank you, as always, for your kind comments. Pascal - yes this is my absolutely first 1/48 kit. Many, many years ago I did build some (I think) either 1/32 or 1/24 kits but they weren't very good. I remember I tried one of the bigger Spitfires but just found it too much to do. 1/48 seems like a good compromise scale allowing just a little bit more detailing than in 1/72. I still like 1/72 and intend to build more in that scale. Giemme - yes I have got to pick up the courage to do more weathering - as I've mentioned before - I'm always a bit nervous that I'm going to m
    2 points
  44. thank you for your interest today's work
    2 points
  45. - Discovered in my doc, extracted from the first volume of the for long gone IPMS France magazine "La Vitrine du Maquettiste". Could be helpfull
    2 points
  46. Nearly there couple of little things to do Beefy
    2 points
  47. Evening all, I've been a little quiet here lately and need to catch up with whats been going on BM. Over the last nearly 2 years, I've been putting together this little project and have spent the last couple of weeks finishing it up. So here it is finally. set in late 1938 early 1939, this is the County class cruiser HMAS Canberra, modified Leander class cruiser HMAS Sydney and the V/W destroyers HMAS Vampire and Vendetta in a fictional harbour setting. This is the link to the WIP here on BM http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234929463-ran-late-1930s-diorama/
    1 point
  48. Hello, here are some photos from my 1970 F1 models, all in scale 1/20th from MFH and Ebbro. John-w
    1 point
  49. Awesome build and finish! loved the WIP thread.
    1 point
  50. Thanks chaps ( Tony, you naught boy). The exhausts are Quickboost and they are absolutely gorgeous. I have the Aviaeology decal sheet for LZ451 EE M of 404 RCAF Squadron. This is a great scheme with heavy weathering and crudely painted on Invasion stripes. First brushpainted coat of white. Density will be built up slowly. No sharp masked stripes on this one. Cheers Cees
    1 point
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