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  1. Hello everybody! Today I would like to present you my Revell F-101 B in 1/72 scale. It is a very nice kit that has been re-released by Revell last year. Mine is from the early nineties with other decal options. Bought a second one recently as it comes with beautiful decals for the Texas Air National Guard. The model went together very well. I only added some cockpit detail, pilot figures from a Monogram F-105 D kit and position and landing lights from clear styrene and 5min epoxy. The only major problem that occured during the built were the wrong walkways. I scanned the one of an old Matchbo
    11 points
  2. Here's one I've made a while ago. Great Tamiya kit with full Aires detail set and Aeromaster decals.
    11 points
  3. Hi guys! Let me present you my latest work. Set of the Academy is pretty good - much better than the usual their products. Except "oak" decals as always. Consuming almost all detailsa from set of photo-etched "Eduard."
    11 points
  4. The second of 2 Spitfires that I've managed to get over the finish line today is the Tamiya Mk.1. Having read the book 'Spitfire' by Brian Lane and already having the Montex mask set for his Spitfire, it was an easy decision on how it was going to be finished. It's a commonly built Spitfire but I wanted to add it to my collection too. Eduard etch and HGW belts were added to the cockpit and, as usual Xtracrylix and Gunze paints were used to add the colour. I also added the Ultracast exhausts to the build. So here it is, Flt. Lt. B.J.E Lane's Spitfire from 19 Sqn, Fowlmere in 1940. As always co
    11 points
  5. Hi Finished this last week. As mentioned it's a Tamiya kit, it had a fracture at the point where the front cockpit section joined the fuselage but the repair can't be seen so it wasn't too bad. I finished it as an a/c of 141 Squadron when part of 100 group on Serrate operations in support of Bomber ops. I bought some Quickboost exhausts and used decals from various sources but other than that it's out of the box. This a/c is described in Martin Streetleys book on 100 Group and will join the other models of this group that the Bomber Command SIG have built. Regards Paul
    10 points
  6. I have finished this model..... Thanks!!!
    8 points
  7. Here for your inspection is my Eduard F-6F-3 I chose the aircraft of lt. Richard E. Stambrook of vf-27 USS Princeton in October 1944 I have left the build number off of this aircraft as it is not truly known as all F-6F-3's of the USS Princeton were lost when a japanese bomb went off and caused a catastrophic fire leading to the loss of all aircraft onboard and the USS Princeton herself in late October 1944 so here she is............my Hellcat
    8 points
  8. hello all. So i have finally finished this.Airfix did great job with this one This model representing Belgian Hurricane from 1940. On this one i doesen't want to do to much weathering.Just normal wear and tear marks. I had some problems with making photos so i hope you like it. As always all comments are welcome Ps This one was fun to build now i have to start next one. Cheers
    7 points
  9. I started this mighty bird a few years ago, but got tired of all the shortcomings of this model. This summer I decided to finish it, and to my own surprise I made it! I know there are lots of corrections that should be made to create a perfect Nimrod. And if I had done that, the model would have been finished about 2020. So most of it is OOB, with some additions. I added some extra detailing on the rear part of the body, I made proper intakes between the engine air intakes, I drilled a number of holes on the poorly detailed engine underside. I also replaced most of the kit antennas and ad
    7 points
  10. Hiya Folks, Here is one that I`ve been meaning to build for years and I`ve finally finished it off! It is the MPM/Special Hobby Stinson L-1 Vigilant wearing the markings of the RAF`s Desert Air Force Communications Squadron based in Italy during 1944-45. This unit also operated at least one captured Fiesler Storch! The markings came from the spares box and it was brush painted using Polly Scale acrylic Dark Earth and Dark Green with Finnish Light Blue representing the light coloured undersides. Here it is,...hope you like it; [/url] I`ve added some more pics here after
    7 points
  11. Revell 1:144 C17A Globemaster III (04674) ZZ174/00-0204 No. 99 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton, Oxforfdshire 2010 Revell 1:144 C17A Globemaster III (04674) A7-MAB/08-0201 Qatar Emiri Air Force, Al Udied Air Base, Qatar 2010 And finally, the possible scene in Qatar in 2022 for "Operation Sunstroke" the emergency repatriation of professional footballers who succumbed whilst attempting to play football at 47C (117F) Found them to be really nice kits, undercarrage a bit problematical being built early in the construction. 1:144 is not my normal scale as I find the piece
    7 points
  12. I finally managed to get something built after a mini lull in production. It's the Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop, a vice free relaxing kit to build. I always thought that I'd never build a Spitfire in anything other than RAF markings but this one drew me in. It's a USAAF Spitfire flown by Major Robert Levine of the 4th FS, 52nd FG based at Ls Sebala, Tunisia in 1943. I added the Eduard etch set and some HGW belts to spruce the cockpit up. Markings came from a Montex mask set and painting was achieved using Xtracrylix and Gunze paints. A set of Quickboost exhausts completed the build. All in all a
    6 points
  13. Well chaps, this is my first ever airbrushed kit now completed. A massive thanks goes to LazyEagle for the inspiration. Seeing his awesome A-7 give me the courage to fire up the compressor and airbrush. The kit is built pretty much OOB (added decals for cockpit instrumentation, pilot added). Xtracrylix for paint. Flory wash for weathering. Vallejo matt varnish for sealing it all in. The model is shown heavily weathered to try and replicate the harsh conditions the aircraft were operating in SEA. Thanks for looking. Phil
    6 points
  14. Hello again, this is my latest one, a Me262 A-2a in 1/72 from the Hobby Boss range. First Hobby Boss kit I've built. I was impressed by the quality of the moulding, although I couldn't comment on accuracy. The nose looked a bit too sharp so I sanded it a bit... the 'easy assembly' generally amounts to a simplified airframe - fuselage and wings with a cockpit trapped in between - but the rest of an HB is quite sophisticated. I particularly liked the undercarriage. I wasn't sure about the rather stunted interior although it was a fair representation for what it was! I added a stick and belts, an
    6 points
  15. Well, a little late, but I did finish it. Many thanks to Forlornhope for the decals. I'll probably put it up in RFI this weekend, if the weather can stop vacillating between murderously humid heat and torrential rain. EDIT: AND I PUT THE EJECTION TRIANGLES ON THE WRONG SIDES. GOD D---arn it.
    5 points
  16. Tupolev Tu-134. Aeroflot. 1:144 Zvezda. The Tupolev 134 is said to the Russian response to the Sud Aviation Caravelle, and has an obvious similarity of layout. Unlike the Caravelle though, it has a very wide track undercarriage suited to rough field operation, and a glazed nose typical of Russian aircraft of this era. I understand that it was used to aid in navigation over the vast areas of the Soviet union where modern electronic navigation aids were not yet available. It was a reliable and efficient aircraft, in service from the mid 1960's until the present day, although no
    4 points
  17. Hello, Here's the finished build of the above Mosquito, unfortunately when applying the Mask for the canopy the lhs window fell onto the floor and so far it hasn't been found. Couple of shots of it prior to completion: Finished Version: Thanks for Looking!
    4 points
  18. Hi, Another big WWII "Britt" - Avro York C MkI . This is Czech Master Resin conversion set (fuselage, cabin, wheels, wertical stabilizars, propellers) and a bit shaped other parts from previous 8 series Airfix Lancaster (I did it before release of Revell but after Hasegawa). CMR suggets to use Hasegawa, as I remember, but I did other way - I had one Airfix in my storage...I made some small improvments mainly on the shape or rather just details of egines and on the the surface. The wings have to be cut, each about 3 mm, near fuselage, due to wider fuselage. The model shows MW140 used
    4 points
  19. Found it! Here's the stand socketey thing: and here's the view from the inside. I've now sanded, filled, primed and sanded the hull so hopefully I can think more about the details and less about the shape from hereon in. I also did a bit more on the engine mount - first of all it got a backing plate so I can get it glued nicely onto that, and then have a nice easy job to fit it to the hull later. Then I added various AFV bits including some track links as mounting points for the engine bell. and some grab-handles inside as mentioned earlier: I boxed in the recess at the bot
    4 points
  20. Thanks a lot for you praise guys. I thought it was a good time to prepare the resin exhausts that came with the kit for some paint. When I took them out again they didn't look as good as I remembered them. This would not just be some cleaning up, nor are they round, at least not to me, as they should be. Instead of going to work on that I sat down searching for better parts online. Surely there must be round Griffon exhausts for late mark Spitfires in good resin somewhere. After a little while I had ordered some sets from Quickboost and SBS that Hannants had in stock. I hope something wil
    4 points
  21. Hello, Next model of Spanish Civil War - Czech fighter Letov S-231. Only 35 were constructed and out of them (I think) 10 or 9 served in Spain. This is rather OOB model (Kovozavody Prostejov, 1/72) with very small modification like decals for example. This particular machine was used by Esquadrilla 2(Sq. 2) of Gruppo 71 in Cartagena, 1937 Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
    3 points
  22. This is Airfix's T11 Vampire with Pavla seats, after market decals and home made Telstar markings. Thanks for looking.
    3 points
  23. Hello, this bird was built 1,5 year ago or so. No aftermarket (except of masks) has been used. Hope you enjoy it.
    3 points
  24. Just finished this one for the crew chief of the time on VF-31 for this jet in 2005. Hoping he likes it as much as i enjoyed the build! Paint finish was Xtracrylix and flattened with Alclad flat. Flory dark dirt was used for the panelline wash and weathering was kept to an absolute minimum as this jet was kept pretty clean. As usual thanks for looking. Next up is a pair of Spit v's
    3 points
  25. I don't suppose many of these get built nowadays, but there was a time when the various Aeroclub kits were the best available if you wanted to do any member of the Hawker Hart lineage. Recently John from Aeroclub was kind enough to hunt up a couple of his old decal sheets for me, which was a tremendous help in a scratch-build project, and so I thought I would dig out of store and build one of the old Aeroclub kits I have, by way of a small tribute to all he has contributed to our hobby. I got a good many of these Demon kits years ago secondhand from a gentleman in Australia, shortly after t
    3 points
  26. Here's the latest kit to roll of my workbench: Gavia's 1/48 Lavochkin La-7. Kit decals and Tamiya paints. Only additions are pitot made from Albion Alloys tubing and seatbelts from Tamiya tape and Reheat buckles. Full build story is at http://jonbryon.com/La7.html. Thanks for looking Jon
    3 points
  27. D-Day GB: Build 2, Day 4 Well, the boiler service went well - as did the subsequent cash reduction in my wallet! Here are the kit BESA MG's with associated PE guards - I decided to keep the kit parts rather than replace them with the RB ones (the barrel length was the issue) The other PE parts are the restraining straps for the P.O.W. Flimsies to be attached later. Here are the P.O.W. Flimsies with the other half of the restraining mechanism. However, as there are some moulding issues with the front and rear curved mudguards (certainly in this kit) some teasing of the
    3 points
  28. I really want to get the spinner painted just to see it against the painted bird for the first time. There is however some preparation to be done first. I laid up the prop and spinner base diameters with three blade locations spread 120° in AutoCAD and printed. I also jigged a pen and drew the planes for the front and rear blades on the spinner. I'm trying to get a feeling for the spread I want between the front and rear blades when using the prop blurs. Or how to make things more complicated... I think I'll go with this, approx 30°. I added the front blade locations 30° off and the
    3 points
  29. Had this in the cupboard and seeing as it was raining Monday I thought I would get it together.
    3 points
  30. Thank E folks, 'nice one Kev :winkgrin:'. Well been out and about so a little slowdown, managed a couple of hours, 'or was it more, don't time fly when your enjoying your self. Well had a go at the wardroom and made table and chairs. The round table is for the admirals quarters. Cheers foxy
    3 points
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  32. Thanks a lot guys, glad you like her. Polished graphite, in all pictures I have seen when she was in air the leading edges look black. Many on the ground too, while some look more like metal. I don't know. I did another masking package. Something more towards black felt right, so I used Lifecolor gloss black and mixed in some gloss gun metal that altered the black colour to a slight metal dark greyish tone. I sprayed a thin coat of gloss varnish on top of it. The difference from black is quite subtle and it looks mostly black, especially in photos, so I think I leave it like this.
    3 points
  33. Hello One of my builds that dragged over from last year, this was supposed to be start of the FAA GB, but I didn't even start it until after that finished For some reason I struggled with this more than my other Dynavector kits, despite the fact this is supposed to be one of the easier ones. Again, I forgot how translucent the roundels are, so they don't look to good on the grey/white join. Thanks for looking Ian
    3 points
  34. Hi all Having started this topic, I am really pleased to see all the input and responses you have made - so thank you all. I totally empathise with all who have to smuggle their kits and decals past Mrs Management - I too encountered the same problem recently with my Mrs who came down on me like a ton of bricks when she saw how many inbuilt kits I have in my man cave - and that didn't even include those that were carefully hidden!! She counted 42 - having missed another 15 which were carefully camouflaged elsewhere in the "cave"
    3 points
  35. these are my latest models to get to the finished stage. i tend to have numerous kits on the go at once and jump back and forth as the mood takes me. on a bit of a break from the big RC spitfire i manged to finish these ones... first up is the old Airfix 1/24 Mk1. built out the box, im not one of these builders that go all out on detail of accuracy, i just build for the pleasure of it and like to aim for a generally all-round good impression of the plane... next up is my attempt at the prototype. built from the newish Airfix 1/48 Mk1 kit. again not 100% accurate but a good like
    3 points
  36. Another update Camo on, plus gloss coat and the main decals Since these snaps I've added the stencils from the kit and sealed the decals with a gloss coat. Panel lines next
    3 points
  37. My latest build, OOB for a summer break, I focused more on the painting as the build was nice and easy! Hope you like it, more photos here: http://www.modellingnews.gr/el/%CE%BC%CE%BF%CE%BD%CF%84%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%B9%CF%83%CE%BC%CF%8C%CF%82-%CE%BA%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B1%CF%83%CE%BA%CE%B5%CF%85%CE%AD%CF%82/vought-f4u-5n-corsair-hasegawa-148
    2 points
  38. Slow progress with this one. I'm still building the cockpit on mine - added some extra detail as I have an aspiration to open up the cockpit side panel - however it requires quite a bit of planning and thought... Work so far (much easier to manipulate without a front spar): Fuel pipes in red Air Bottle for Hydraulics and pneumatics Currently finishing off instrument panel and seat and started on the Sabre.. One question for any other constructors. Part D18 seems to be odd in that the front upper side seems to do nothing. Does anyone think Airfix missed something off the rea
    2 points
  39. Hi I am posting these pictures at the request of HOUSTON. I apologise for the picture quality, but it was a very dull, rainy afternoon! The CP-140 Aurora displaying at Little Gransden in 2011 was from 405 Squadron, which was a Lancaster Pathfinder unit based at RAF Gransden Lodge in WWII. After the display, the air and ground crew visited Great Gransden Church for a Service of Remembrance. There is a stained-glass window in the church to commemorate the 801 members of 405 Squadron who lost their lives in WWII. After the Lancaster display yesterday at Little Gransden, the formation overfle
    2 points
  40. I built this for a friend, his uncle was a member of the crew of DS813 JI-N and sadly died when this aircraft was lost over France on the 29-07-1944 returning from a bombing mission over Germany. I just hope he will be happy with it when I give it to him. Willy.
    2 points
  41. F-104S “Veltro 1” 246 Italian versions were produced by FIAT (one aircraft crashed prior to delivery and is often not included in the total number built). Forty aircraft were delivered to the Turkish Air Force and the rest to the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana).[74] The F-104S was upgraded for the interception role having NASARR R-21G/H radar with moving-target indicator and continuous-wave illuminator for SARH missiles (initially AIM-7 Sparrow), two additional wing and two underbelly hard points (increasing the total to nine), more powerful J79-GE-19 engine with 11,870 lb
    2 points
  42. Hi everyone! Today I want to present you my new build of a new model from ICM. This kit went on sale about a month ago and I decided to make it immediately. Model is very nice , especially considering it`s price, although it have some drawbacks ofcourse. Realy weak point are decals, it was difficult to give them a decent look. As usial - some parts in cockpit and engine were added and modified, rivets are made, and some exterior parts are added too. Machine guns - Vector resin parts. Some photos of build proces are incuded. The kit is painted as a plane from 3/Aufklärungsgruppe Ob.d.L,
    2 points
  43. So are there any major errors as I have a few in the stash and it is quite nice. Robert
    2 points
  44. Hi guys Here is one of my works, one of my favorites too... Its not new but i think that you are going to like to see it During the painting process the kit fall and... at the end everything went ok!!!! Thank you for watching. Best Regards. Vitor Costa
    2 points
  45. Great result guys. Thanks to all involved and the management for running things. Shame I couldn't get any finished on time but I hope to have some news on the B-29's in the next few days.
    2 points
  46. Thanks a lot for the encouragement Val much appreciated......... Anyways ...moving along .... Just before masking Masked, primed and preshaded.....hope to start the camo soon..... happy modeling folks and best regards mr b
    2 points
  47. Cheers chaps Scale? not a bad idea, next time around OK but... I am a poor old pensioner you know so I'll see if I can scare up a 50p coin instead I have been working on the bigger bulgey canopy today, if you remember yesterday's pictures I put a layer of Milliput OVER the Airfix canopy and shaped the new bulgey bit Polished it all up this morning and shoved it onto my home brewed vac former Fired up the gas lamp and shoved 240 AC into Henry, the garage vacuum I have been trying to get to like PETg, like Mark and Steve but I am not over keen, a search for acetate commences tomorrow at
    2 points
  48. Fantastic, it's given me some inspiration to finally finish my bridge, it's been sat gathering dust for to long.
    2 points
  49. Wing spar update. I have decided on the method to glue the cockpit/engine/wing spar assembly to the wing bottom. I have not checked the wing spars in my other kits to see if they are somewhat warped like these, but usually long thin expanses of plastic do not tend to hold their shape without some sort of persuasion. The chin radiator must line up correctly with the wing so the body work around it will fit correctly later. I think rather than glue everything at once and try to get it all lines up at the same time (a dangerous proposition my gut tells me), I will do it piece meal and over ti
    2 points
  50. Thank you Sean and I would like to add my congratulations and thanks to the winners, all who took part and your hosts Sean and Neu. I'll leave the forum here for a few days and then shift it to the completed section.
    2 points
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