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  1. Mr. Surfacer comes in three "flavors": 500, 1000, and 1200, in order from coarse to fine. They are intended more as primers/surfacers for filling small imperfections prior to painting, not as a general gap filler. See here for a good primer (pun intended) on Mr. Surfacer: http://www.swannysmodels.com/Surfacer.html. There's also Mr. Dissolved Putty, which is an even thicker liquid putty, but again, it's not intended for filling large gaps. It can be brushed on, however, which makes it really useful. For filling large gaps, I'd suggest Milliput, which is an epoxy filler that comes in two parts
    13 points
  2. I finished another model. This time F6F-3, 1/48 Eduard. I hope you enjoy. Regards ajcmac
    6 points
  3. Ok built this some time ago its converted using the Dragon Sherman 3 and the Resicast A.R.V mk1 kit. hope you like.
    6 points
  4. Hello all Just finished the Hobby Boss 1/32 F-84G I've become something of a kit snob lately, building only Tamiya or Wingnut Wings.. But picked up this on the spur of the moment at the Hendon model show for £25 thinking I'd regret it, but.. The kit is a beauty! Excellent fit, beautiful metal undercarriage as an option to the plastic parts, lovely rubber tires (which I know aren't to everyone's taste but they look great to me) & very fine surface detail - an absolute pleasure to build. Minor minus points for the decals which looked a little patchy to my eye, but to be fair I didn't use
    5 points
  5. My gesture of self-sacrifice for the modelling community - finished just in time Sword and then RS Models released their state-of-the-art Sagittario kits. Well, at least I wasn't then spoilt for choice and yes, I still managed to use a few Pavla parts (however, modified)... Some in-progress pictures:
    5 points
  6. Good day all! Here is my take on the Classic Airframes Westland Wyvern. She is representing 827 NAS on HMS Eagle. Built straight from the box with only a couple of wire aerials added as an extra. I airbrushed with Model Master Acrylics with a matt coating and wash from my own concoction with a bit of pastel weathering. Overall I am quite happy with the effort, no real headaches or disasters. Next up for the bench is to finish the CA Attacker to go with the collection. Apologies for the poor picture quality! I do like the sleek lines of the nose! And here she is nestling into the r
    5 points
  7. I have used this website, and others, for a number of years and have settled down numerous times to follow the progress of another modeller's work on a project that interested me only to find that updates petered out before the model was finished. If the model did, in fact, get finished, there was no evidence of this, and I was left wondering what had happened. Had the project stalled for some reason, or had it been superseded by another kit that had taken the modeller's interest? Then I considered my own modelling projects. Time after time, my project has been abandoned as the results were n
    5 points
  8. Thanks Les . still along way from the finish ie plenty of time to mess it up . Two quick progress pics first showing the wire that the static lines will be attached to . this is made from some evergreen strip and stretched sprue. took the photo before painting so it could be photographed more easily. It probably comes out more at 1/48 or even 1/32 but i want it to be seen clearly wheen the Airborne are queing to jump so have alowed my self lashings of artistic licence. ler bos The second pic shows the first prop blur attached to the propeller hub . Fidly job og cutting the hub in half and
    5 points
  9. Well here it is, a great kit, loved building it and pretty pleased with the end result...
    4 points
  10. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28065288 Just amazing
    4 points
  11. That's what the wife says about me
    4 points
  12. This is my latest, the 1978 tooling of the Airfix FW "Dora", it's just been reboxed in the newer type red Airfix box and to be honest I was surprised to find 2 and a bit sprues hiding in the corner of the box. So where to start, apart from consigning it to the stash, out came the Airwaves PE saw and Tamiya scriber and set to rescribing the raised panel lines, it's didn't take long because I freehanded the panel lines, using the raised ones as guides. Paint was the same basic camo as my other FW, grey green, grey violet over light blue, using the Humbrol RLM colours, I did some pre shad
    3 points
  13. Time for another progress report, In what feels like a massive step forward, I've finished the hull - apart from a few whip aerials, the crane and sea cat gear that'll be added last minute. A few close ups; I'd already painted the flight deck, but I've now added weathering, mid-campaign the photos of the real thing show the flight deck was very stained with markings being barely visible in many places, so I've been quite heavy handed, especially on the landing and parking spots. The in-progress island is visibe in some of the photos, it's surprisingly complex for it's size.
    3 points
  14. `this chap seems to have managed to get his down in pretty good nick with no wheels at all! bestest, M.
    3 points
  15. Cool! I feel a diorama coming on...... Trevor
    3 points
  16. The World Cup impedes my model making performance significantly. Nevertheless, I made some progress on the armour The gun suffers from significant form offset I decided to replace it with a metal tube from Albion Alloys
    3 points
  17. You don't have to buy anything Allan, the simple answer is to go without . As for throwing money around, it's quite easy, IF you want something that bad, save for it. Sorry if this sounds harsh, but I get fed up with modellers bleating about how expensive this hobby is (generally it isn't) and moaning about smaller manufacturers like Alley Cat for charging for their services (they're not a charity,) As for Airfix producing an early Lightning, well who knows, BUT to do so would mean a brand new tooling for the most part. And do you think Airfix are likely to tell you their plans for next year
    3 points
  18. I spoke to Airfix customer services a few days ago. At the moment Airfix don't have any Lightning canopies to give anyone. They had a batch of replacement canopies shipped in to send to customers who got defective parts in the kits but the replacements were affected by the same problem so they have stopped shipping them out until the problem is resolved. They are talking about re-tooling the canopy mould to fix the problem but they could not confirm if or when this would be done.
    3 points
  19. HEY ALL, A quick update today. I have started to test fit the Ventilation Fans. I still have a ways to go on the fan section of the build, but to break up the monotony, I have started to test fit the fans. This is the Ventilation Fan that vents the space next to the engine. In this photo, you can see the painted space on the floor. This is where one of the engines is to be placed. This is the test fit of the Diagonal Ventilation Fan. This fan helps to vent the space where the 750 kw DC Engine Generator set is located. Thanks to all who like the build! And all for great co
    3 points
  20. Howdy all. Hopefully you will not mind someone from over the pond joining you in this build. I plan to make one of Eduard's little gems in the form of Mk.IXe, MK329, flown by W/Cdr J. E. Johnson, CO of No. 144 Wing, June, 1944. Yes this is the one from the Eduard Royal Class with the beer kegs, who does not like the idea of inflight beverages! I will be using the Mk.IXe over-trees, with bits from the royal class box as needed. I like this one, and it will be my second spitfire with invasion stripes. The first one was...,not good, so hopefully I am a little more experienced. I
    2 points
  21. To Tamiya's wonderful Jagdpanther I added a metal barrel, some metal tracks, and a set of etched side skirts, I also replaced the kits plastic tow cables with picture wire. The camouflage scheme was done with Tamiya acrylics and weathering was achieved with various filters and washes with chips and scrapes applied. The figure is from the kit, painted with Humbrol enamels and I used Tamiya's uniform badges decals. image hosting 15mb how to screenshot on windows 7 image url upload photos image hosting no sign up upload pics image hosting 30 mb im
    2 points
  22. This is just a basic, out-of-box build with no lighting as I've yet to venture into the world of electronic wiring! My original plan was to aim for the pearlescent effect seen on the TMP studio model, however I couldn't get my pearlescent medium to airbrush very well, so I hedged my bets and settled for the coat of Tamiya pearl white spray that I'd applied over a white undercoat. The end result is a little on the light side compared to what we see on our screens (and not as beautiful!), but I'm reasonably pleased with the pay-off, and the old gal still looks fine in white! At first I'd cons
    2 points
  23. This P-36 is the new Academy re-release of the relatively old Hobbycraft kit. This kit has pretty good moulding and recessed panel lines, but it is pretty rudimental in cockpit and engine/engine cowling area. The plastic is molded in light grey with nice and clear transparent parts. The overall fit of the kit is good considering that this is pretty old mould. Some filler is required here and there. I was very surprised with good fit of wing/fuselage parts. The worst part of the kit is engine/engine cowling/armament area. Details are very bad and some surgery is required to match the referen
    2 points
  24. Fairchild Aviation Corporation Type 91 mod. A 942-A c/n 9401, NC-14743 "VIRGEN DE CHAMORRO" Spain February 1938
    2 points
  25. Here is the very detailed but tricky shortish run Multi media kit from AZ with a wing fold set from Airwaves, and number of correction sets - spinner and prop blades, cannon barrels and main wheel along with a Vac formed Canopy from Barracudacast. Decals were kindly donated to me and were spares from a Grand Phoenix Firefly, and rocket rails came from the spares box courtesy of a Tamiya Mosquito with the blast plates coming from the same place, this time ex Tamiya Beaufighter. I fashioned the clear wingtip nav lights from Super Glue and the leading edge landing light was scratch built with
    2 points
  26. As requested by some kind fellow, i have attached some pictures of my Stratocruiser. The bottom two are of the finished model complete with antennae. The legend Cpt.Ron Sears is a small tribute to one of our best modelling friends who is sadly no longer with us.
    2 points
  27. Bit out of my comfort zone here as I normally do aircraft. This is the Tamiya kit straight out of the box with just a touch of wear and tear. I'm getting to like these kits more and more as they really are shake and bake. Anyway on to the pic's. Hope you like what you see. please fell free to comment. Thanks for looking Dick
    2 points
  28. Thanks fellas, Pete I've tried all that !...though I'm a rugger chap I even had her watching the England comedy soccer lot doing their stand up, (fall down, roll around, scream a lot) routine the other night. She got the hang of the England plan quickly and screamed at the telly...'go on my brave lads boot it up the park...some bu**er'll get it' , but she got so depressed that I turned over fairly quickly and watched Coronation Street instead !!.......nuff said..... Well had another long fight with the scrap box and my ever failing eyesight today and I've managed to finish the tail bumper wh
    2 points
  29. I jigged up the chassis ready for painting like this: I am having a Jerry can overload (three on one side, five on the other and two on the running boards), here they all are ready for paint. The two on the running boards are a slightly different shape to get them to fit so I am keeping them separate: I also threw in an oil drum for extra interest value. So ahead of schedule, everything is now ready for some paint: It all looks quite different with some primer on. I used Alclad grey and white as appropriate: You would think I would learn but no. During clean up I dropped this on t
    2 points
  30. I joined the tracks some time ago, but they both either broke or nearly broke at other points, so I glued those together yesterday with superglue. I assembled most of the turret last night. I'll keep it buttoned-up. If I ever do another Chuchill, I may use the AFV Club item and tart up the interior but there's no point opening up a big model if there's nothing to see inside IMHO. Need to respray some dark green, spray and wash tracks and bogies ... It's a lot closer to completion than it presently appears. Progress Pic:
    2 points
  31. 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
    2 points
  32. I know where the OP is coming from. As someone who has been a long time lurker on many forums and making a stash that's every growing, I now feel I can get on with a kit and not really care if it turns out OK or not. I too set my personal bar to high. But now i have my semi dedicated modelling area set up have just produced my first finished aircraft kit since being a kid...... Technically, I didn't even build this, my daughter did at an Airfix event. I just wanted to finish it of for her (and me) so I can I could get to grips with airbrushing.
    2 points
  33. Hello, very nice kit from Airfix. Easy build for everyone. Camouflage is Spitfire F.22(ex RAF PK355), 1. Squadron, South Rhodesia, Crandborne 1951-52.
    2 points
  34. Well if we get a usable canopy out of this I'll be a happy man with my faith in Airfix restored. Duncan B
    2 points
  35. Like thw liney at Northolt that was told to paint the tractor/tug for AOC's parade - he painted it pink. It looked really .....different.
    2 points
  36. Got it Phil! Thanks, prolly missing a few other scribes. Going to review the drawing in SAM's SHAR book before priming & do what I can. Working small access panels & other glue ons tonight. The fences took an evening to fabricate and and set in place. A little clear colored resin for the nav lights. Here is a little FYI: The Q sprue for the Hasegawa F-111 has a clear window for the Pavetack Pod. If you did not use this part, it has a shape similar to the starboard side camera window. It just needs a little reduction, thinning & polishing.
    2 points
  37. Thanks for the comments chaps. A little more progress made today. Turret just about done now. Had to reinforce the hatches as they had several gaps and the hold wasn't that good. The metal barrel in place. Its since dropped off! Just would not stick! Will sort it later. Lid sat on the hull. Tools to add and then on with some paint. I'm not going to fit the track grousers to the turret due to a lack of patience and fat fingers! BUT.... I'm getting a bit balls'd off with it if i'm honest. Typical AFV Club kit being over engineered and frustrating to the point of wanting to introdu
    2 points
  38. Hurricane Mk.I (V7607) coded DT-H of No 257 Sqn RAF Coltishall, November 1940. Quite a few pics of this aircraft over at the IWM. Note the Squadron badge of the Royal Air Force Ensign with the roundel replaced by the Burmese Symbol of Chinthe sejant on the starboard side under the cockpit canopy. Probably most familiar in the following photograph : This is an old 1/48th model from Airfix. The fit was not too bad but the cockpit and detail overall is rather thin. e.g. no shell casing ejector chutes under the wings (these had to be hacked out manually). I replaced the provided Rotol propeller
    2 points
  39. Thank you gentlemen, Mark, Steve your comments are much appreciated. Steve if your learning from me I'm thrilled as I don't know what the ferk I'm doing.......... Oddball I'm with you on that, how can you not like a Sherman with camo and more mods than any ETO "funny"? Hamden, here's a bit more then. Primered the trunk and fixed some rough spots. First primer coat. G
    2 points
  40. It's not being shot down, it's showing the pilot winning the VC. Squadron Leader Scarf managed to make it home and crash-land his Blenheim at Alor Star, where, in a vain attempt to save him, his wife gave up two pints of blood for a transfusion.
    2 points
  41. HEY ALLTOGETHER, SO, the update for today is more FANS!! Thank you fans. I'd just like to say, I couldn't do this without the fans! The first photo is going into mass production. There are so many parts that it is still going slow but steady. I have like, 28 fans in this photo, and a bunch of fan blades all under construction at the same time. These are the parts for the Diagonal Ventilation Fans. The Diagonal fan under construction. More construction. This is the back side of the fan with the vents that go to the outside. The compleated Diagonal Ventilation Fan back. An
    2 points
  42. Another update for you. Lots of things going on with the model. The touch up has been done and it's had a good weathering with black water colour paint. The paint work has now got the grubby finish it requires. Ive put the main RSAF decals on to give it some life. The sooty fin will happen later after all the decals have been put on. Could not resist a dry fit of the dangly bits! Loads more to do. Thanks for looking, Jim See you soon.
    2 points
  43. Got another 4 done last night so thats enough of them, just need to do 4 more of the other type of panel and these are ready, next will be the deck...
    1 point
  44. Lucky Man ! I have a buch of pictures of his wonderful CRoS flying at Duxford Air Shows. For sure one of the most beautiful warbird of the show - in my humble opinion. I admit that Flying a Spitfire is one of my biggest Dream ever... My second "big" dream is just a bit more "affordable" than be a Spitfire owner.... Since i had the chance to drive a friend's one some monthes ago, I fallen in love with the Aston Martin DBS Volante.... "So british" dreams for a Frenchy, aren't they ? Might you know, Miggers : Is Miss Carolyn Grace still own her two seater Spitfire in the UK and if is it p
    1 point
  45. Stix, Looks like a good build idea. What's the deal with the kit decals on the Airfix Typhoon? I have one to build and quite like the idea of being forewarned. Richard
    1 point
  46. Are you using Squadron's C-5 Galaxy in Action as a reference? I produced/edited that book when I worked for Squadron Signal some years back. Somewhere I have some drawings that the author sent to help with the line art. I'll see if I can find them; they may be helpful. I also did some of the artwork for that instrument panel illustration.
    1 point
  47. That happened to a friend of mine recently - I expect the hardener has gone off.... Lovely work Jorgen, I see the benefit of the weathering more so now....the tyres look perfect to my eye, it really brings the model alive. Are you planning to put this on a sand base?? My kit arrived from Profil 24 yesterday - it is a stunner; I wasn't prepared for how big it was....It really will grab the attention when complete.
    1 point
  48. I guess it's a personal view, but I can't really agree with the 'overpriced' view. My weekend ticket works out at £33 per day and probably could have been less if I'd got my backside into gear. For the all day display plus the admittedly massively decreased static I'm fairly ok with that. For comparison, Legends is £34 for about two and a half hours which contains a lot of the same acts from one year to the next. Personally I love both and am always annoyed when the dates clash as legends is just down the road from me and the Connie and Peashooter would have been great to see. for RIAT I stay
    1 point
  49. Remasked the canopies for yet another (hopefully the last) time and istalled engines and cowlings We are staning on our own!
    1 point
  50. I think that they called for Light Ghost Grey because Model Master had not come out with their range of RLM colours yet. Note the 'near equivalents' for the other colours. You'll want RLM 81 and 82/83 if you want the proper colours on your model.
    1 point
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