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  1. Hi all, Airfix 1/72 Blenheim also including their supply accessories. Painted Airbrush & hand using Humbrol/Revell Enamels.
    14 points
  2. It is sad to know they are being (already) retired from Royal Air Force of Oman service. This is 1/72 Hasegawa Jaguar with custom made decals. Best Omer ERKMEN Turkey
    12 points
  3. I suspect you a probably all bored to death with Blackbirds but I thought I should close out the commission properly with a summary of the builds and their differences. I promise no more Blackbirds for the foreseeable future. Once again, thankyou to everyone who help along the way. A-12, this is where it all began, single seat, NMF in the beginning with them all finally being painted the normal Black we all know. Kiwi Resin conversion for the nose and tail, additional Q-BAY windows, some Eduard Etch and all painted in Tamiya Acrylics. A-12 Titanium Goose, this is the trainin
    8 points
  4. Good day, guys. It's my next model. On May 1940 this airplane was brought down by Bf-110. The crew 2nd lieutenant Pauw and captain Ballangee was killed. What was made with model: 1. All wing and hood edges was grinded from inside; 2. Drilled approximately 200 holes for more accurate simulation of perforated flaps; 3. Wrong joints of panels was putty and cutting the new one; 4. Riveted; 5. Added belts and devices to the cockpit; 6. New antenna mast made from copper rod; 7. Ropes from nylon thread for beadin
    8 points
  5. Just finished this one a couple of days ago. Built OOB with the addition of Eduard PE belts.
    8 points
  6. Hey guys, i would like to show you my last finished kit It was built as part of the Mustang STGB, using Revell´s kit, Quickboost wheels and exhausts, mix of PE parts, which i had around and Kits-World decals. The main problem with the Revell´s kit is the canopy as it does not fit at all. So i decided to do a little surgery, cut out the area behind cockpit and altered the area infront of cockpit and used spare Hasegawa canopy. Also i used propeller from Airfix P-51D. Full WIP if anyone is interested is here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234965165-p-51b-revell-duo-shangr
    7 points
  7. Well it's a craft - and it flies through the air - so I guess it belongs here....... Its the Anigrand 1:144 scale Alekse'yev KM - better known as the 'Caspian Sea Monster'..... It is HUGE - - which makes it difficult to photograph (at least that's my excuse) 'Flying' over its sea base..... .... and a bit of photo manipulation..... Ken
    6 points
  8. Hi All, i wanted to share my first ever project - the 1/32 scale Tornado - desert storm version. this is my fav. aircraft of all time and have captured my imagination ever since the first time i saw it . Trully a marvel Pls enjoy the pics are loaded at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/76766832@N03/with/7038038769/ Also thank you to all the members who have been sharing their progress pics...and builds. it has been a great source of inspiration and help. best regards shan
    5 points
  9. Hi to all. That my last finished model kit: All comments and criticisms welcome. Sergiy.
    4 points
  10. The perfect solution for a modeller! TARDIS in the spare room, kit stash and completed models in the TARDIS! Oh, I so want to hear that!
    4 points
  11. Now we have a blue nose Cheers Les
    4 points
  12. Academy Warrior APC 1/35th scale (original boxing) 'Operation Granby' Iraq 1991 Warrior pics here Inspired by several Warriors of the Staffordshire Regt viewed by myself and other Club Members during our visit to Fallenbostel, Germany in September 1991 shortly after their return from Iraq Modifications needed The original Academy kit was modified as the frontal Armour was out of alignment due to the transmission covers being too wide This was reduced by 1.5mm either side and the stowage box adjusted accordingly Both side Armour packs were moved forwards a full 3mm so
    3 points
  13. Just finished today, the Azur Vought V-156F "Vindicator in Aeronavale Service": I enjoyed building this, it went together pretty well and has a very nicely detailed cockpit which I had a bit of trouble fitting inbetween the fuselage halves and this left me with a bit of a step on one side of the canopy. It looks a bit long on its legs to me, too. I ended up using the Techmod decals for this aircraft as the kit rudder stripes had the designation and serial number text printed on them - that would have been okay but one side was a mirror image of the other so the text on on side w
    3 points
  14. The grey slate base arrived for this today so I installed the battery holder, finished off the wiring and took these RFI shots: The slate is supposed to represent a fused, post-nuclear holocaust landscape. The build review for the kit can be found here. With the lights on: I tried to take some night time shots, some of which worked better than others: It was a nice, easy kit to build and a lot of fun. I hope you like.
    3 points
  15. Latest build. OOB except for Aeromaster decals and a KMC resin cockpit. Nice kit overall. Finished in Tamiya AS-12 decanted from the can. Enjoy!
    3 points
  16. Dear Fellow Modellers I hope you find this aircraft a suitable topic for Britmodel?? This is one of the new AZ model releases in their HQ standard mold. They make excellent kits but you need to ditch the canopy and replace with a Falcon vac-form and at least in my case get yourself Quickboost resin exhausts. The markings are for 132 Sq at Detling flown by Flt .Lt. Sumpter thanks to Xtradecal. My favourite anecdote about the MkIX was from Pierre Clostermann who to escape 2 FW190s bent on his destruction put his MkIX into a corkscrewing climb knowing that above 20,000' his 2-stage M
    3 points
  17. Finished It didn't turn out too bad if I must say so myself, Normal rule look from 5 ft I'm happy, Put it next to an Italeri one and you can see the difference but what the hell it was done for the fun of the build Rodders
    3 points
  18. Hi Steve, Woody, Wolwe and giemme - thanks for the comments. It's a lovely kit to work with and the only slightly tricky bit was actually this morning fitting the tracks - but they're on as are the side panels. Next time I get chance to work on this I'm going to attempt the camouflage. Kind regards, Stix
    3 points
  19. I am very sorry g-usa, when Vanja posted this I thought I should lie low for a while: Nigel ™ Spreading the good word since 2012. Mike already considers me to be a massive ego maniac (with moderator upsetting tendencies) so perhaps its better I sign off for now. Best Regards for the time being anyway, Nigel
    3 points
  20. So Nigel is also to blame for your Typhoon build being interrupted as well? Crikey, the fall out from this could be huge, its the Butterfly effect!!!! Bruce
    3 points
  21. Thanks Pete! HEY ALL, More with the lighting. A couple o' pictures of parts. Here are the eight double spot lights. These are the eight spots wired up and ready to install. A close up. In this photo you can see how I have mounted the fourway switch.This has been all secured and is ready to plug and play. Here you can see the basic wire layout. I will try to keep as much of the wiring inside the beams, so I don't clutter up the bottom side. This is the mounting of the first double spot light. Here it is with the lights turned on. Now I just have to install seve
    3 points
  22. I reckon g-usa has his finger in all sorts of arcane and nefarious financial schemes. The Google stock is probably one of the more legitimate ones.
    3 points
  23. Lay it on me guys, I have broad shoulders.
    3 points
  24. If the bomb cells fill the space between the front and rear spars the cells may not be rectangular. I found this website which has a photo showing the wing root as removed from the fuselage and it gives a good view of the flap section and how its leading edge is also the line of the rear spar. http://sas.raf38group.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1125&start=70
    3 points
  25. Paint-job & finishing details: The end. Ready For Inspection topic can be found here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963860-breda-ba88-lince-warrior-models-148/
    3 points
  26. Hello all, This is my next project. I was going to put up 3 separate threads but thought it might be better to combine them all into one. Some 1/48 Israeli Air Force jets - Kinetic F-16I Sufa, Hasegawa A-4N Skyhawk and a Hasegawa F-4E Phantom ll (this will be a refurbished old build. Since starting, I've added an F-16A, F-16C and Kfir to the proceedings. F-16 and aftermarket: Still have some Python IVs to add along with a set of Eduard RBF tags. This jet will be marked as a machine from 119 'The Bat' squadron. A-4N: Just need to order a resin seat. This jet will be marked as an exa
    2 points
  27. Hey everyone, While this isn't really 'armour', I couldn't think of where else to post it. So Mods, please feel free to move! This is the little 1/72 Fujimi Deck Tractor from their Flight Deck Crew set 35001. Built out of box but turned the front wheels to make it look a bit more interesting. Will probably add the driver at a later stage and maybe some scale chains if I can find them (anyone know where?) Gotta hate the macro setting on the camera - just spotted nasty seams on the wheel chock! The WIP build log is here and thanks for looking!
    2 points
  28. Amusing Hobby 1/35th VK 16.02 Leopard Built OOB, painted with Ammo Paints then weathered with various AK, Ammo and Wilder potions, and Pigments and pastels. The kit tracks deserve special mention, plastic individual link tracks with pins that work !. Build thread is available here Peter
    2 points
  29. Howdy everyone, Seeing as I`ve painted myself into a corner, yet again, I hope you don`t mind me posting some pic`s of probably the oldest build surviving in my collection, but one I stripped down and refurbished a while back. My attempt at the Revell/Monogram 1/48 Pro Modeller Helldiver, which I built but was never happy with and which languished in the loft insulation... until I felt inspired enough to have another go.( and was too tight to buy a new one ) So; Dusted it off and evicted the spiders, off came all the delicate bits, repainted bits I wasn`t
    2 points
  30. Here's my latest completion! I've been restraining myself from buying the new Airfix Blenheim, because since I built it in the box scheme a few years back I have had the MPM kit sat on the shelf causing me dissatisfaction. I was chuffed with the model itself but made some poor colour choices for the DE/DG scheme, didn't weather to my satisfaction and didn't like the Munich crisis-era markings (which silvered annoyingly). So when I saw that Xtradecal had released a sheet for the new kit, the kit went straight into the paint-stripper without passing go! The option I went for was the colourful
    2 points
  31. Hi All, I havent posted in a while so here are some shots of my latest project which seems to be going on forever. You know the feeling when you turn over the instructions page expecting there to be just a couple of steps left only to find you still have a LONG way to go ? Anyway here it is Its the Tamiya kit. The body is all but finished and hopefully it will all come together soon. Hope you like.
    2 points
  32. Well guys that is the final 3 birds of the commission completed, this brings the total to 9 Aircraft, 10 including the Drone. Been quite along few months, I think I started the project back on the 12th March, there was a gap in the middle for a few weeks so I would say around 4 months solid work. Big thanks to those who have helped along the way as there were a few obstacles here and there that needed to be clarified but with help I got there in the end. If you guys are not sick of Blackbirds I will do a follow up on all the airframes, a nice group shot, if you want. The last three, SR-71C
    2 points
  33. You're going to take that outside? In Texas? You're a brave man, George. Nice job though. Enjoy New York. Don't forget the baseball bat!
    2 points
  34. Experiments today, I'll share the results Humbrol model cote seems to have passed the comparability test as far as being sprayed straight over enamel and a decal. The decal was applied using microset. My model cotes had not been used for a few months so had separated. To help in the mixing I had left a bottle of satin cote in the airing cupboard over night then after a lot of effort by with a trumpeter paint mixer/ and ultrasonic cleaner there was still a lot of gunge sat at the bottom of the bottle, So the bottle was gradually heated up in stages to prevent it cracking by changing proportion
    2 points
  35. Academy Kit M3 Stuart "Honey" I got at the last Tankfest at Bovington Tank Museum out of a model club bargin bin, all had been started, well wheels glued together. £ 5.00 paid for this kit.
    2 points
  36. Thanks folks, hope I can keep the momentum going. I haven't done too much today, but I sealed up the nose, which required some fiddling to get the rod I'm using in the join to sit nicely between the two plates. Then I fitted the lower bulkheads and laid out the lower hull. I discovered I'd just cut the central join between them off-centre. Or maybe I laid them out back to back? I forget. Anyway, one was wider than the other in the engine section. I trimmed a bit off and fitted them into place. It fits reasonably well but I think the lower stern seam (the short one) might be skew? It c
    2 points
  37. I'm more of a 'post shader' as it looks more realistic to me, like dirt caught between the panels.
    2 points
  38. I just pre shaded twice: 1. Actually I forgot on which model. I used black for the preshading but the top coat covered so well I cannot tell which model it was :banghead: 2. A model of a NMF air racer Mustang. But preshading means here not those panel line thing but that I painted all panels in different grey colours and then sprayed Alclad Chome over this. This resulted in what does look like polished aluminum to me. But I really want to try it again on my Tempest build the coming weeks. Rene
    2 points
  39. No, the black is paint. It is applied to the lens during production. There is no sealant in that position.
    2 points
  40. "what about pre-computer? Do those values you listed have a direct correlation to an FS number, sans computer reproduction?" Yes, L*a*b* derives from a 1931 system for measuring and identifying colour. It is both an input and output for real colour, e.g. the colour of a paint surface. So for example if you mix up a completely arbitrary paint colour using hobby paints the resulting colour can be measured and expressed in L*a*b* values. RGB systems go back to the 1920s but are based on colour theories developed in the mid-19th Century in the earliest colour photography experiments. I am less
    2 points
  41. I realise that this might be a fairly radical approach, but how about waiting for the offending item to appear, before casting doubts on its usability? It's a little early to go on about a "dimple" (which is unlikely to be the dimensions of Fingal's Cave, or Wookey Hole) before it's available for inspection. As for the sale of goods act, in order to qualify, the item must be "not fit for purpose." If you can build a model Typhoon out of the parts, that's all that's required, and the internet is awash with modellers saying that Hornby have offered (and supplied) replacements for any defective
    2 points
  42. Much as I like blaming Nigel for things, the typhoon is awaiting some downtime for me to work on it and I'm trying to get a couple of kits finished that just need some TLC. Normally, I do most of my modeling on the weekend, but I'm off to New York to give my favorite a treat this weekend. How much trouble can a boy crazy 15 year old get in the Big Apple?
    2 points
  43. Now its funny you should say "a bottle of Black Sheep bitter", Steve, 'cos I found myself necking a couple of those, that I surprisingly found in the pub here in Hong Kong! Just goes to show, the Theakston influence is far ranging! As are your modelling skills on this thread Bill! Great work!
    2 points
  44. Same here on the Huey build . Google huey build , his build was the first to come up .. I starting think he has stock in Google now , Rick
    2 points
  45. Ummmm, just a little observation here. Andyrowe lists a considerable number of Airfix kits with clear parts/canopy problems. Others have mentioned the clear parts/canopy issue is not restricted to this kit. I didn't grow up on Airfix kits like most of the people here. In fact, I didn't really purchase my first Airfix kit until about 5 years ago. (Revell, Monogram, LIndberg, AMT, that's what I grew up with.) So I really don't have a history with them. The ones I have purchased, for the most part are okay. Okay fit, okay detail, okay shape, okay decals, just okay. I really don't have an
    2 points
  46. Hi Everyone, Here are the photos of the completely assembled Iron Patriot kit. Stage 7 Stage 8 Stage 10 assembly (minus gun) Iron Patriot (Left) with Mark III kit (Right) Anyway I will be getting on with the painting of this kit in a couple of days. Thanks for looking, Rick
    2 points
  47. That's kinda cool sah Well worth the hard work in protecting the details Speaking of which I has a few (45) to confide Wonder how to post them all now then, New thread? Update to Walkaround? Stick em on the Catalina thread wot has proper died out now? Anyway, a query or two answered Steve Undercart defintely painted and it looks to me to be High Speed Silver, but the bracing bars, (actuating levers?) painted LAG Wing leading edges painted LAG rubber with a yard brush. I reckon the colour is LAG but the crap surface has picked up dirt by the bucket load AS you can see from this pictu
    2 points
  48. Wasn't it something along the lines of 'variable noise - constant thrust' for the viper? When I was young and had a role in making the noise I used to think it was the sound of freedom. Now I'm inclined to Ex-FAAWAFU's interpretation of it as a 'Din'. Last time I was walking up in Scotland there were Typhoons meandering about at 5000' plus - and I just wanted them to pi** off. Got a busy week with work but I was keen to get the black on the nose as it looked kind of odd in it's absence. Tamiya Nato black with a bit of white mixed in to lighten it a tad further. This where all my chambers's
    2 points
  49. Tail assembly / undercarriage : to be continued...
    2 points
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