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  1. Three Spitfires LF.IX from AZmodel JoyPack, made together. I decided to have them all from Polish Air Force and with Invasion Stripes for the 70th Anniversary. Besides of that I tried to make them as different as possible - different squadrons, different shapes and condition of the stripes, one Spitfire has pointy rudder and other has no wheel disk covers. Things under wings are also different and include beer kegs of 'streamline' type used by 308 Sqn. I have used 3 sets of Master cannon barrels and QuickBoost exhausts, 2 sets of QuickBoost masts (3 masts in a set, but one mast was broken as
    18 points
  2. Finished today, this is the Tamiya 1/32nd Spitfire VIII kit with extras from Barracuda, Eduard, Master, Quickboost and Radub. Constructed as one of 152 Sqdn's mounts from Burma in late 1944. Painted mainly with Gunze Aqueous paints, and weathered with pastels and oils. Mostly loved this kit, but the Engine cowlings are a pain ( might be due to the AM rocker covers), and some of the swappable parts are basically pointless. Also you are left with holes to fit the slipper tank. I am happy how it's turned out though. Build Thread is a
    12 points
  3. Hello all, This is my rendition of WNW's superb FE.2b. I built this as my first completed biplane model. An amazing kit, to which I added very little.The little I did add where: a motor to the propeller, I modified the undercarriage to show an unloaded in flight condition, and two crew members from the Wings Cockpit range. Bobs Buckles helped with the rigging. Thank You. Adrian
    11 points
  4. Hi again. I've just finished putting the final touches to this 2 year tweenie. This has been my first resin kit and it's been a bit of an experience, not all bad.....I mean, it's finished isn't it ! It's a three-footer, I had to do a bit of scratchbuilding and also raid the spares box for a couple of the decals. So, here's my interpretation of XR810 as it might have looked sometime in in the mid 90s. 810 was the first VC10 Major Servicing I worked on in '97. I hope you like it......I do. Cheers Gaz P.S. Come on Airfix, I've done my bit, it's your turn now. I'd still like to build ZA
    9 points
  5. Hi Everyone, Just completed my Fine Molds 1/48 D4Y2 Suisei (Comet) or Judy Finished in the markings of 523rd kokutai, based at Tinian Island, Northern Marianas, 1944 Built OOB with just aerial wire added Been after one of these at a reasonable price for years and managed finally at the Hinckley Show in March this year Was a bit surprised to find lots of cast metal parts in the box but they hardly needed any clean up and fitted perfectly. Here`s two shots of it with my previous Judy build from the same manufacture
    9 points
  6. hello, I'd like to present my model-made for the D-Day Group build project. Spitfire Mk,IXc, MH 712 flown by W/O Henryk Dygala, No 302 Squadron Model- Eduard ProfiPack 1/48 Montex mask 48378 Painting = Humbrol & Model Master The WIP: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234962615-spitfire-mk-ixc-late-eduard-148/ Kind regards,
    9 points
  7. Hello All, This was a bit of an experiment and I usually do the occasional 72 scale armour kit. This is the third attempt at a larger scale. I would describe the build pretty good but the paint and weathering was a lot of blundering around in the dark. The scheme is from the Kagero mini top colours volume on the 'Panther in attack and defence'. Happy Modelling all Ian
    8 points
  8. Many that I have not seen before Hope it is of some interest http://fjexpeditions.com/frameset/GJMostert.htm
    6 points
  9. Hi everyone, here is my latest adition to my shelf, Tamiya 1/48 in the colors of the alaska agressors, hope you like i My family of agressor is growing, 2 out 4 done so far
    5 points
  10. Hi Folks, Its been a while since I last posted a finished model, but here is another one, & a helicopter too! Its the fab 1/48 scale Skunkworks HH-60J, which is a superb kit. Great detail & a colour photo etched parts, plus a basket. Nice base, too. The only thing you need to do is add some interior in the back, as its fairly wrong, but with some plasticard, stretched sprue, & tomato puree packet (for the belts) you can make it into a good kit. HH-60J 6 by tonyrichard24759, on Flickr HH-60J 4 by tonyrichard24759, on Flickr The tail wire aerial is spring loaded, so I m
    5 points
  11. Not that much progress over weekend, i did have time only today afternoon after all.. Anyway, i made new seats for both pilot and passenger, equipped seat belts to both. For the pilots seatbelts i made some "holder" behind the pilots seat, hwere the seatbelts are usualy locked to the construction . Next i completed the u/c, painted all lights. Tomorrow i ll add tail wheel wells doors, the antenas under wing, pitot tube, landing light and the canopy. The exhausts are painted already, but i ll want to do some touch to these yet
    5 points
  12. Hi All, Looks like I've got about a month off work and doctor's orders to take it easy, so it's time I started this behemoth of a kit! It seems like a good subject for a WIP thread as I'll be doing a bit each day for the next month or so - this is a BIG kit and I'll be throwing the kitchen sink at it. I've got a proper digital camera instead of my phone for pictures, so hopefully I will be able to keep a record that is visually explanatory as well as detailed in words. Trumpeter's by now familiar 1/32 Su-27 Flanker-B kit. I bought it seven years ago on my first visit to China - it cost me
    4 points
  13. I built this not to long ago , I do have a bit of silvering on the decals and I always do with Italieri kits no mater how much micro sol I apply I hope you like it
    4 points
  14. This is my first post, just finished a Tiger Moth build and would appreciate any feedback. The model is the Revell 1:32 TIger Moth, colour scheme is based on a Tiger Moth at the Shuttlewort Collection. Sly
    4 points
  15. This is my first 'Kiwi' project since moving down here to NZ two-and-a-half years ago, so it's about time I got around to building something 'local'. Two months solid work has gone into this one, really pushed-up against my 'skills envelope' with the weathering effects, but I'm extremely happy with the outcome. Have to say this was one of the most, enjoyable and satisfying builds I have ever done. Loved every minute of it. Kit - Tamiya 1:48 Paint - Camouflage - Enamels mixed 'by eye'. Interior, tyres, prop blades - Tamiya acrylics. Landing gear, prop boss, cylinders - Alclad lacquers. D
    4 points
  16. Hi guys ! Worst kit I ever made ! Old Mastercraft mold based on KP with rescribed panel lines. Well, that's double trouble ! Need to rescribe everything again, joints are horrible... this kit took 3 years from me, lack of motivation was the main problem. I manage to finish it because I wanted this MiG sooo hard in my collection and... I finally did it ! Decals are from KP, I add only resin cockpit with some PE parts from Extratech, colours are Revell 90 and Humbrol 56. Hope you like it ! Cheers, Nenad
    4 points
  17. Righto guys this is finally it. She's not great but she's okay and interesting and I learnt heaps. I'm just going to post here.....not doing an RFI...must be build fatigue! Anyway thanks to absolutely everyone....heaps of fun along the build , lots of great advice and plenty of humour.....goodness knows I need that! So here we go ..... Sorry for the crappy photos and I'll add comments as required. Chocks away! First complete photo.... Another angle Here's the other side....nice ladder Gondola's a bit rough....oh well... There's a pilot in there somewhere Another long
    4 points
  18. Thanks Crisp, yes I think it was worth the faff. I've now got it too the point that I'm happy with it. This is how most of them look in profile (this captures it pretty well) - a definite down turn in the red in last panel at the nose - but that is also the area in which the black and red are largely parallel to each other: Now here's how I got it when I reprofiled the red and did the black anti-dazzle - much happier with the red, but the black in the last panel was too obviously not parallel to the red. So I have now very subtly straightened the black at that point - quite an easy job
    4 points
  19. Did that. Worked a treat - perfect result. Invaluable tip ta Bill. Ta hendie. Always on the look out for different masking solutions. I'll try some of that. As to the red. I used Revell Fiery Red 330 Matt - thinned with Tamiya X20A and a drop or two of flow enhancer - and it sprays really nicely - which helps a great deal! It's rather disconcertingly thick in the pot - so much so that I couldn't accurately decant it to thin it - more a case of a few lumps of paint in a mixing jar and then eyeball the thinner until it looked suitably thin. I can't say precisely how many coats - c
    4 points
  20. Nigel, if all else fails, you can cut the wings off and use it as a loofah
    4 points
  21. Some nasty injector marks to deal with - manufacturers do seem to put them in the most inconvenient of places. For that joint under the tail can I suggest you put some masking tape over the rivet detail and then fill with Vallejo putty? That should save a difficult clean up job. Hendie, you literally don't know the half of it. That photo only shows a small fraction of "the office" stash. In addition g-usa also has a semi-secret stash that I was given rare and privileged access: It has its own dedicated, air conditioned storage unit.
    4 points
  22. Glad to have finally finished this lady. She has sat patiently on the shelf of doom for about three years or so, brought our every now and then for some work and then put away again as the finishing line seemed to recede rather than draw nearer. mer8 If you are making one of these, remember two crucial tips. First, attach the tail section to each fuselage half separately rather than gluing the fuselage together and then the tail and joining the two as the instructions suggest. The fit is poor and at least if you join the two parts on each side you can get them to line up, and then y
    3 points
  23. This is my first WIP so be gentle I'm average enough Background growing up as a kid lucky enough to have a dad who worked in the hangars in Dublin and spent a lot of time mooching about Collinstown I developed a real love for the Viscounts Aer Lingus operated and always wanted to build one, Missus and myself went to Telford last year and spoke to a number of decal makers about getting sheet for a Viscount 808 to go with a Frog kit (long family story about this kit I won't bore you here involving a git in Beatties in Birmingham lol ) that she picked up for a song on a certain website. We a
    3 points
  24. Let me present “Wars End” Berlin 1945 No cohesive, over-all plan for the defense of Berlin was ever actually prepared. All that existed was the stubborn determination of Hitler to defend the capital of the Reich. Circumstances were such that he gave no thought to defending the city until it was much too late for any kind of advance planning. Thus the city's defense was characterized only by a mass of improvisations. These reveal a state of total confusion in which the pressure of the enemy, the organizational chaos on the German side, and the catastrophic shortage of human and material resour
    3 points
  25. Cheers Wolwe, Stix., Mustang Mania has come to an end, and here are the final pics: The first,(and quite possibly the last) time I've tried some weathering, apart from the odd exhaust stain. It's something I find very hard to do to a nice shiny paint job, although certain aspects of this were quite pleasing, mainly the chipping on the blades and cowling. I also found that Klear is great for sticking the canopy together and will go back to the other Airfix Mustang and change the clear piece. Overall, I've enjoyed taking part in the GB, as I had done this last year with the Spitfires l
    3 points
  26. Met a nice chap at EDay over the weekend who thrust a 1:350 model of the submarines M1, M2 and M3 into my hands. They are beautiful produced kits and they are very enthusiastic about doing other British subs, so, if you have any plans for K, S and T classes or the X1 then drop me a line. Keep an eye out for the first review of the M2, coing to your favourite forum soon. http://www.roposmodels.cz/lode/lode-1350/
    3 points
  27. I've been trepidatory for a few days about the roof Lesson learnt AGAIN!!! if you dont think it's right do summat about it The rear right corner has been a worry, as have the front screen tops. Remember I did some alterations before? Obviously there was some more distance to go worm thanks for more nice pictures, is that one personal I wonder? I intend making a slimmer sight, it has been on my niggle list I reckon part of the roof panel trouble is down to using PETg which I am just not used to, enough Acetate thins out a little when you mould from it PETg seems to say, "sod you mat
    3 points
  28. Yesterday being a Sunday I naturally thought - let us spray - XF65, XF59 and XF64. A few over sprays to be 'brushed out' but no great disasters. Here are the results plus a first base coat of XF84 on the exhaust and gunmetal on the mgs Chris
    3 points
  29. Love that Squadron Print, with the Beefer looking sideways at the Stude. Surely he should be smacking him round the head?
    3 points
  30. Next update One bearer installed, and the other ready to go. I've also just noticed Verlinden made an error here, as the bearer should run behind the cowling frame rather than in front of it. Too late and too much effort to try and change it now. There is also a cowling frame that runs from behind the exhaust stack to the firewall that Verlinden didn't include, but this is often seen removed on the real thing I have found. An airframe is no good without accessories: And on it's feet looking a bit like a warbird restoration: The undercarriage legs are even straight-ish. The bendy one
    3 points
  31. I seem to have spent the entire day working on aerials and pointy sticky-outy thingies. On checking my reference photo's I noticed a bunch of greeblies adorning the airframe of the Islander so thought I may as well try and replicate some of them. I had a problem though - it seemed that every photo I had showed a different aerial configuration and most of the photo's were only from one angle, so I had to try my best guess at the actual location of some of them. First up was a backwards facing pointy thingy. I began by rough shaping a piece of styrene, then drilled it to accept a small diamete
    3 points
  32. Nice of you John but... This has been uncrafty as heck lately When I came to put my home brewed decals on the tail they were awfully disappointing What was black on the decal sheet left the backing paper grey, not the impression I was after Awful photo, but you can just make out the greyness, poor print property selection so I had another go before giving up and accepting the old Almarks sheet sizes as gospel. Their 6" serials don't fit the ribs on the tail, which it seems they should on the real thing Now for the later offering I turned the contrast to maximum, full on darkness
    3 points
  33. Hi, a couple of good folks jolted me up into updating my WIP. The Zero has moved at snail's pace as I foolishly started to build 4 other models... A momentary lapse of reason I guess. I shall try and post the others this evening as well. I have painted the underside of the Zero orange-yellow and I am happy with the colour I ended up with. This photo was taken under the bright, lunchtime, African sunshine, the worst possible time for pix. So the colour is actually a bit darker than on the model. Anyway, that gives an idea of what I am trying to achieve. The top remains to be painted green
    3 points
  34. Sure I'm glad you like it
    3 points
  35. Miss Ashley II, Unlimited class racer, 1999 Modified P51-H fuselage mated to Lear Jet wings and tail planes and a Griffon engine. Kit: High Planes 72005, 1/72 scale. Quickboost resin exhausts, PropBlurs, Airfix radiator outlet. Build thread here
    3 points
  36. A horrible kit to build but I don't think it's turned out too bad but it would have looked better in AB
    2 points
  37. I built this about two years ago , it's the premium edition academy kit and comes complete with wooden deck and lots of brass, this was my first attempt at PE and due to very poor PE instructions not every piece was added
    2 points
  38. Good day to you people. Hope you readers having a good day and all are good. As you all aware, I'm building a fleet of SPG and this is my final entry on the line. The fleet is a total of 7 SPGs consisting the the Dana, Type 99, Pzh2000, AuF1, K9, 2s19 Msta and this AS-90. I was lucky enough to get it for £15 posted including the metal barrel with the sagged recoil sleeve. I also indulged myself with a Eduard upgrade set. I didn't spent money on the second set which consisted of the basket on top and the grilles. I thought it would be waste of £7. As you all know, the British Arm
    2 points
  39. Woah! .... On a roll now folks! I stuck a few more greeblies on the underside based on what few fuzzy and pixelated details I could make out from my photos. and a couple more on top - the radome (?) part between the wings had me confused for a while but I found a decent photo of the part on HKG-7 after it crashed. I think it's looking busy enough now. There was one more thing to add, well, two to be exact. I spotted what I assume to be a couple of aerials protruding forward of the tail fin. It took me a lot of scouring on numerous photo's of Islanders to get even a half decent shot of
    2 points
  40. I was going to add my vote for the paint stripping party - but then I thought to myself what made me think that Nigel's build was subject to the democratic process? If a man can't be master of his own build then what can he be master of......? Bad break Nigel - admirable recovery. Hate rattle cans generally - and I'm definitely sticking only to Tamiya white primer from now on. Good luck.
    2 points
  41. Kit- Airfix F-51 Mustang Decals- HQD Arab- Israeli War 1948 Paint - Humbrol, with Glosscote and washes and powders. North American P-51D Mustang, D-191, Chel Ha' Avir One of the first two Mustangs to serve with the Israeli airforce Regards, Sean
    2 points
  42. Great news !!! Re-engine it with turboprops - taken from an An-12 - and you could make a Chinese Qing-6 derivative... Ken
    2 points
  43. I will have to finish the Tempest (and my Beguinne in the Mustang STGB) by Thursday, as I am on a short trip next weekend. But I finished painting and can start decaling tonight. The camo was done with Humbrol but I used Tamiaya and Revell Aqua for the invasion stripes to speed the drying time up. The yellow was Humbrol again: The canopy from Rob Taurus was stuffed with blue tack before masking. After masking I seperated windshield and bubble. The blue tack acts as inner mask now. I sprayed the outside interior green, then grey and dark green. Everything was sealed with two coats of Pled
    2 points
  44. I just looked because it said boobs........terribly shallow.....
    2 points
  45. Juno Beach, Stuart V, First Hussars Canada (6th Canadian Armoured Regiment). June 7, 1944 - Lt. Smith is wounded by sniper fire while searching out for hidden enemy in the Secqueville area. His brave actions would result in his awarding of the Military Cross. kit: AFV Club 1/35 M3A3 (Stuart V) AM parts: Royal Model PE #342 Bronco T-16 workable track links crew figure: Ultracast conversion decals: Archer and home made/printed grass: Gaugemaster Few more photos found at the Ready for Inspection. regards, Jack
    2 points
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