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  1. 1/72 scale Victor K Mk2 XL163 RAF Marham History, Construction number HP80/66 Awaiting collection 15/05/1961, delivery date 07/02/1962, to Handley-Page Ltd 14/01/1969 then Hawker Siddeley 20/05/1970 for conversion to K2 standard, l/f? 01/07/1986 to St Athan store, to St Athan 29/09/1986 for Battle Damage Repair Training as 8916M, scrapped during 12/1991 by Hanningfield Metals, Stock, Essex "An order was also sent out to the remaining Vulcan Squadron to go on to a War Footing and in a show of force 4 Vulcans were deployed to Wide-awake Airfield at Ascension Island and from there the then
    12 points
  2. Hi folks The Classic Airframes Gannet as the carrier on board delivery option from the Xtradecal sheet.Painted with an old tin of Compucolour paint[remember them]which captures the colour of RAF blue grey quite well. Ian
    12 points
  3. Hello, it seems that some Ukrainians modelers came here in these latter days. Think i should join them ) Let me show you my recent project - 1/48 Hasegawa P-40E.
    10 points
  4. Hello all, This is my last build, a very special build by the way. The kit of the A-4C from Hobbycraft in 1/48 scale has a gift for a great friend of mine, Mr. Julio Gauthier and the model is one prefered of Julio. So, I have the challenge to do a good work on this nice detailed kit. The Kit: The Hobbycraft Skyhawks are good but a bit less detailed than Hasegawa’s scooters. On the box we find the decals that show a nice appereance and quality when applied and a nose section to be add on the kit. Just the cockpit need some work and im my case I use a resin seat from Black Box. Paint work:
    10 points
  5. Hello again, this time it's my Airfix Gladiator. This is a very nice kit indeed, but in some ways I feel the new Airfix kits are designed by people who are a whiz on the Computer Aided Design, but not really modellers. Otherwise their kits wouldn't have so many tiny parts... not that I'm complaining as this makes up into a model where it's hard to tell what scale it is from the photos! Only problem I found was the part with the inner struts had been slightly squashed in packing, so I had to very carefully bend them into the correct angles before the wing would fit. Also the wheels would no
    9 points
  6. Good afternoon I would like to present you my last finished model P 38 Academy California Cuttie flown by Lt Loehnert of 55Fighter Squadron 20 Fighter Group in june 1944 I used Superscale decals , some parts of a Eduard set for detailling the cockpit and Humbrol paints ... Patrice
    9 points
  7. Hi Well like London buses, you wait for ages then 2 turn up at once,This is my Airfix Javelin Mk9 converted to a Mk5. Like fellow britmodeller fu_manchu I picked up the Alley Cat Conversion y on the first day of SMW last year. I still need to add a windscreen wiper, but I really enjoyed researching then building this Mark of Javelin, T3 next. Chris Photo's - Chris Bradley http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l26/chrismac60/DSCF5183_zps334ddac4.jpg
    9 points
  8. You just know that fate's got it in for you when the only time you get your sums to add up correctly it's used against you................ I've still got the letter somewhere telling me that I was being offered entry to the RAF as GD P (General Duties - Pilot). For some reason it was typed on a tiny sheet of really thin, almost transparent, paper and came in a tiny little envelope (same for you Keith?). Seems somewhat inappropriate that such important news (the fragile hopes of the young fritag rested on it after all) came in such a tiny envelope. Ah yes. The whims of the powers that
    7 points
  9. hi everybody. Well it was about time someone got the topic started on the newly released AIRFIX 1/24th Typhhon ...I am building this alongside my father (we both have the kit) and photos will be mixed below in various stages....I am going to full length to add detail where i think needed and open up an extra panels I see fit please enjoy the build updates will be regular.http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b606/3dricky/typhoon/DSC_0131_zpsfd3eab01.jpg
    6 points
  10. Revell hunter F Mk.6/Freightdog practice rounds. 1/72 Kit built before I discovered milliput, I was used to squadron type putty which attacks the plastic, I didn't want to risk damaging the detail on this kit, which I think is excellent, shame because I can't find another one to build, so I have the wing root join which is not so good. Decals were good except the white portion of the roundel/flash is slightly transparent. Freightdog bits. I'm a first time user of this firm, I thought these were so good (excited by ordnance) I bought 2 sets on the first day I saw them. One set may end
    5 points
  11. Here is a rather odd Lancaster! Sweden bought one ex-RAF Lanc in 1951 as a testbed for Swedish jet engines planned for Saab Lansen and Draken. This aircraft was designated Tp 80 and flew a great number of test flights 1951-56. However, the engine project was abandoned and instead, it was used for test of afterburners. Sadly, it was lost in a crash in 1956. I used Revell's model (Airfix' was not released when this project started) and a conversion set from Top Gun. I also added some details to the Merlin engine. The Top Gun set was far from good. Poor fitting and lots of small holes in th
    5 points
  12. This is #17 for the year. I had built the same kit in different livery by Academy a couple years ago, so I knew what to expect. In fact 99% of the decals are left over from that kit. It represents a bird from VF-11 off of the USS Coral Sea circa 1956. Hope you like it.
    5 points
  13. - - As promise after the single seater I presented you some weeks ago this is the two seater. a mix between the FLOGGER single seater from Trumpeter and the Neomega transkit.As usual in quater inch
    4 points
  14. This is the 1/48 Airfix Hawk T Mk1 kit with the Xtradecal set for the 2009 RAF Benevolent Fund display aircraft XX245 from 208 ® Squadron. Went together pretty easily. Decals were fantastic except I had a slight problem with the gorgeous heart roundel which went on fine, but then the gloss coat finish seemed to burn some tiny holes through it which I had to paint in after. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://
    4 points
  15. With the Hunter Killer finished I am getting back to this build. The instrument panel is nicely moulded but would be very tricky (for me) to paint well: So I looked for a PE aftermarket alternative and have now ordered this set by CMK. As that includes some resin parts for the cockpit, including a new seat, I have suspended work on the cockpit. Instead I got on with assembling these parts using the kit supplied PE: This PE is quite thick and I think it is stainless steel rather than brass, making it very hard to cut. I used a combination of strong scissors and snapping the parts off the
    4 points
  16. As so often, Bill, in your rush to make me look foolish, you have things back-to-front; my piece was about how the factories were ordered to do things. What happened after they left the storage M.U., or factory, was nothing to do with them, and commanding officers were known for "doing their own thing." Of course, we know your view of 40-year-old memories, but in 1975 one ex-erk told me how a newly-arrived C.O. ordered everything to be painted, including the insides of the fuel tanks of their Oxfords. In one day, they lost several aircraft (the one he was in had both engines stop as they land
    4 points
  17. POMPEO - That's a great model and I love the subject. I actually have the Has 1/48 A4C kit which, along with a resin conversion set and some 'Aztec' decals, I am using to build this very same aircraft. It's 'on hold' at the moment as I concentrate on getting my Me 262 finished first. Incidentally, I say this as someone who was actually there in 1982 and saw at first hand the amazing skill of the A4 and Dagger pilots as they made their attack runs. So, forget the politics and any negative comments and let's just concentrate on the main issue; i.e. your superb model. Well done mate! Gary
    4 points
  18. In my era, at least, the FAA didn't have the same system as the RAF's Group 1 / 2 / 3 thing; if you joined the FAA to fly anything other than rotary wing, you were an idiot, and the occasional person was fished out of the wobble-heads' gene pool and sent off to hover in a jet. There was much more competition after the Gazelle / wings stage, to see who got Junglie, Lynx, Wasp or Sea King - again no choice in my case, because there were no post-Falkland Junglie spots for about 2 years; all 8 of us went Pinging. I suspect back in the 60s/70s day the RN had exactly the same pecking order (F4 / B
    4 points
  19. Hello, Here is my latest build. It deals with the twoseater Mirage IIIB seen at Istres air base (France) around 1996-200. Its serial is 234 and belongs to CIFAS 328 (Bombing instruction center of Cognac, Strategic Air Forces) In progress topic is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234960473-148-mirage-iiib-cev-istres/ And the pictures! Thanks for watching! Romain
    3 points
  20. My 1st ship, Trumpeter kits with GMM pe. Wish you like it!
    3 points
  21. ok few more pics this time finished off the weathering and have added a few cockpit pieces as well as some detail painting..... the kit is very solid up till now and fits very well....just to be careful of a few small pieces are easily breakable pipework....model so far has been airbrushed, post shaded, weathered, dry brushed and chipped with lots to go enjoy
    3 points
  22. Looked OK to me and I didn't have any problems with the build... I'd recommend it!
    3 points
  23. This was sent to me today, great contrast between then and now............... http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/06/scenes-from-d-day-then-and-now/100752/?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email Smudge
    3 points
  24. No problem my friends, I'm sad that some people here think that I have any Politic interest.. Definitely is not the point... I just wish to show my build and hear about your impressions. As I said, I'm Brazilian and we have our own Rivality with Argentine, but its no a problem to me. I just build models as a hobby, no worries about historical or politic stuff about any model. If I think this way, I have to take all bf-109 planes from my stash...
    3 points
  25. Incorrect in the most horrible way! Blinkered to be kind to you sir. (I hope I've covered all I need to, please highlight anything you consider incorrect) These are the facts as I see them; In Spanish it is Islas Malvinas, in French it is Îles Malouines, I'm sure other countries will have a name for the place on there own maps which bears no correlation to viscount falkland after whom we named the islands. We fought a war NOT to dispute the naming of the island group but to "maintain" sovereignty, which was already being considered to change by both the United Kingdom and Argentine parlia
    3 points
  26. Brilliant post thanks Ex-FAAetc !! My son in law is a Wokka loadie (or wso or whatever they're called today) & absolutely loves the beast! Had the opportunity to apply for Commissioned & pilot training but didn't want to risk ending up on Tiffie or Tonka & having to leave the Chinook community, so politely declined...!! I do wonder what I'd have done...?!
    3 points
  27. They are called the Falkland Islands. We fought a war to prove the point. Selwyn
    3 points
  28. I recently re-watched the DVD of the BBC Sailor Ark Royal 4 documentary from the late-70s - which was probably the single biggest influence in my wanting to become a Naval pilot. It was filmed very near the end of the FAA F4 / Brick life, so by that time quite a few of the crews were RAF. There's a classic scene when 809 are embarking off Start Point, and there's some poor sod trying to get stop the jet from floating at the last minute and missing the wire. He does eventually get it on, but only after doing 4 or 5 bolters and being threatened with diverting ashore if he misses this time. A
    3 points
  29. Nah, Banter and stories will continue around a pair of Hawks instead, Start getting worried in 2016 when the paint goes on the F16 Edit actually F16 going to be 2017 I reckon as the Hawks will be 2015, Jaguars 2016
    3 points
  30. Crab now painted - Equal amounts of Vallejo olive grey and russian uniform was the suggested mix for SCC15. Picked up a chain from Hobbycraft but it might not be fine enough. Balls on the ends of the flails? Need something small and spherical, mustard seeds should do the job.
    3 points
  31. thanks exdraken! The finished pics: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234964554-148-mirage-iiib-cev-istres/ Thanks again for passing by! Romain
    3 points
  32. ok have managed to get back to this build...gotta finish it before the year is up! No additional work to the aircraft as I ran out of paint!! My only jar of RLM02 has died so had to go online last nite to get some more (local shops are so sh#t they don’t stock it.....I mean I live in Sydney!!!!). Anyway have bought the paint ........along with a Plant Models 1/48 Westland Welkin NF Mk.2.....well it was ½ price! So decided to work on the weapons. Have almost finished painting everything as will as building the TV Guided Hs.295. Am so happy at how they came out am almost ready to start a produ
    3 points
  33. This is going to be my next project while the Terminator Aerial HK is resting: It was a 50th birthday present from fellow Britmodeller Col. As a slight aside he is BM member 007 which I like. Thanks Col. It is beautifully moulded, here are the sprue shots: The clear parts are also lovely. The decal sheet is nice but, like Hasegawa often does, the white areas are rather yellow: The kit also includes some small PE frets: Nice. I also have these fabric seat belts and turned guns and pitot tube: As well as this resin rocket engine: I am not sure how to use that, possibly dis
    2 points
  34. Having seen the beginings of an excellent Cutty Sark - here (vanity vanity) is a picture of a scratch built model of the above - WWII frigate - 6ft approx long and weighs about 45lbs - in order to sit correctly R?C on board - gun turret rotates - had smoke from funnel and one or two other gismos. It was invaluable as a project giving me practice at using a lathe (which I had bought) - turning gun barrells and vents etc - plus various rails - was a lot of fun. It ended up on dsiplay in a model shop in Sussex - as it was taking up a lot of space - been there a week and someone who served on a s
    2 points
  35. Hi everyone, following my last post I have had a couple of requests to show some airliners from my collection, here is a livery that I think is really simple yet so elegant.Is this livery still in use as I am a bit out of touch with the current commercial scene.
    2 points
  36. How about reversing the sequence. Camo first then mask off the camo leaving just the intakes exposed then spray the intakes. would be easier masking from the outer edge rather than from the inside edge.
    2 points
  37. Agreed. If you wanted to read about the adventures and personal anecdotes of RAF and FAA crew as posted on here, you'd probably need to spend a tidy sum on books. It's all here for free (well almost). Plus we get great modelling. What's not to like! I do concur with one of the posts above though, those spikey bits on the nose make it look quite predatory and menacing.
    2 points
  38. Hi gentlemen! It's my latest job. I made this model in a long period of time (about 15 months). Pure time naturally smaller:) . Some details in model were scratch built, as in this kit, there are serious mistakes. PE parts I used partially. So, the main improvements: - rebuild cockpit - rescribed the panel lines and added rows of rivets - rebuild all main gears - rebuild main and tail rotor - added homemade aerials - rebuild headlights and cutters and others Painting - REVELL, AKAN and MODEL MASTER enamel colors Washing - MIG (neutral wash, dark wash) filter and "oil points"
    2 points
  39. I have the same habit of spending longer doing the research and reading about stuff than actually building the models but that is all part of the fun in my opinion. Duncan B
    2 points
  40. By happy chance I'd arranged a trip to the Mary Rose and RN Submarine museum yesterday so got to see the arrival: Along with these couple I took plenty of detail shots that I'll sort out for the Walkarounds section - I did the same for her starboardside down in Plymouth last year so have the full set now. (My avatar is Lusty's white ensign from last year) Andrew
    2 points
  41. Given the heatwave we seem to be "enjoying", your scribe much prefers the cold, it is somewhat apt that before heat stopped play today, I got a load done on the engine firewall. this consisted of replacing the undernourished strengthening ribs on the wall with more robust items made from plastic strip. I had been wondering whether to replace them almost from the start of the build and ultimately decided that I would never be happy with them as supplied. I don't know why it took so long for me to make up my mind as they are hardly the most difficult of parts to replace. I also finished drilling
    2 points
  42. My first attempt at the Airfix F2A. Next up, a Sword T4. Mal
    2 points
  43. That is interesting. Do you know the details of the pigments used in the errant paint? FS 30219 (standard) is created with Rutile Titanium Dioxide (white), Molybdate Orange (Red Shade), Chrome Yellow Med. (Red Shade) and Carbon Black (Blue Shade). Gettens and Stout (1966) noted that when Chrome Yellow is mixed with organic pigments it produces chromium oxide which causes the pigment to become green. "If one or more pigments fade at different rates, the result can be an actual hue, or color, shift. In one striking example, a stable “salsa red”-colored coating was reformulated with new, environ
    2 points
  44. Sorry about your woes both modeling and providing a taxi service. My favorite would rather I take her to her band dealings, no matter where they are. So I remember a wonderful Saturday where we were in Austin enjoying a music festival for the weekend, but she had to do a band competition in another town about 240 miles away. So most of Saturday while she was sleeping and watching videos I was driving back and forth across Texas. And I agree with you about Eduard. They do give the strangest pieces as extra, Also, I thought I was the only one that thought their instructions were at best va
    2 points
  45. A democracy is defined by the manner in which it regards it's minorities So sounds fair to me too
    2 points
  46. Ok I haven't had much time to work on this one. But in between other builds I have managed to progress a bit further. Cleaned up the fuselage and finished filling the hole left for the original top mounted engine. Have pretty much finished the new pod and have mounted it with the original one. The mounting is not 100% perfect and will need a bit of filler but looks good and is what I hoped it would look like. Refitted the nose cone, could make it entirely from lead and it still wouldn’t be enough to stop it from being a tail sitter, so gave up on that idea and will just add a clear bit
    2 points
  47. Thanks Guys for the comments. HEY ALL, The Water Cooling Radiators are still under construction. The last two weeks have been a little wacky, life gets in the road sometimes. The first photo shows the fan bodies under construction. This next photo is of the completed fan box's This next photo are the parts for the three pullies and screen guards. Here are the three fan box's with the pullies and screen guards installed. The top right fan is the one I built realier in this chapter. Now I have to build the three electric motors. Another production line to build these, so I
    2 points
  48. Yeah, must have been eaten, I can link it again if you need it The guy who made the battleship does indeed have a site documenting his progress here http://www.geocities.jp/dourakuoyadi/newpage500SBY-1.htm and his site in general http://www.geocities.jp/dourakuoyadi/ He's currently working on super detailing the new 1/500 Yamato, a master of his craft Plenty of other Yamato series ships in his gallery to browse and drool over most of them scratch builds or serious conversions. http://www.geocities.jp/dourakuoyadi/newpage-puramoderu.htm Love the Heavy Cruiser at the start of the movie,
    2 points
  49. Hi ! Some news of the Emil : Engine and cockpit modules are now stuck together : There was no decal provided for the instruments pannel, i had to use a tooth pick to paint some switch and needles on it (Work in progress) : The genuine throttle stick did not please me, so i scratched a couple of new levers (One for the Throttle, the other for the oil radiator). A card holder made from thin card board had also been added on the right of the cockpit : That's all for today. Have a nice day !
    2 points
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