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  1. Have just finished this as I wanted to take something to Telford.... also, shamelessly (considering the time I've been on BM), my first RFI on the forum too. Now, I just need more time to finish my other projects..... Finished He-111 1/72 Hasegawa by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Finished He-111 1/72 Hasegawa by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Finished He-111 1/72 Hasegawa by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Thanks for looking, any comments good or bad welcome
    24 points
  2. Hello here is my latest build with this 1/72 Hasegawa Bell Boeing MV-22B. It was easy to assemble and I added some weight in the nose in case of. Instead of the box decals I chose from Wolfpak sheet N°72.057 "Shadows of the Knight" this BuNo 166747 of HMM-365 in 2011. This should be published in Model Airplane International. Patrick
    22 points
  3. loving the reaction on here. How many grown men are sulking now because they didn't get what they want? I for one think this is a great start to 2015
    14 points
  4. Hi, Next Britt from my shelf - Fairey Seafox. Kit originaly from Matchbox, than Revell. I made model in 1995, likely from a Revell production kit, but it does no matter. I am not sure now. BTW - I dag out my copybook with modelling notes and I foud that in the same year I made some models, which I post already (some of them I consider younger, some older):Boulton-Paul Defiant, Mosquito XVIII and Fairey Battle. So 19 years from now...Accordingly to the notes this was my second attempt to do ringings in biplane. The markings are presenting machine from 713 Squadron FAA, HMS Arethusa, North
    12 points
  5. Five letters..............LIDAR Why? The ONLY thing that Airfix said was "....a big announcement" Sorry, but this is about personal perception, NOT what was stated. and the use of LIDAR isn't a headliner? Are there any other companies using this? Ladies and Gents, we ALL have a wish list, most of which will NEVER see the light of day from a mainstream producer, as they are NOT VIABLE for sustained profit. This thread has kept us ALL amused in the lead up to the nationals! Don't 'spit yer dummy' just because your personal PERCEPTION of what was meant by the announcement was / is flaw
    7 points
  6. Hi - just finished this for the WW1 group build. WNW's excellent model with Aviattic and Pheons equally excellent decals. Build thread is here which explains it all http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234964020-wnw-sopwith-triplane-8-squadron-royal-naval-air-service/ Finished in markings of 8 Squadron RNAS. If you are at Telford this weekend it will on display at the Pheon / Aviattic stand - so pop over and say hi. Cheers Jonners
    6 points
  7. Well, I think if Hornby can use this technology to translate all the lumps, bumps, ripples and creases etc that characterise real 1:1 scale aeroplanes realistically into a plastic kit, then they'll be on to a winner. I think it has the potential to bring a new level of realism to the hobby, and will make them stand out from the crowd. Personally, I think it will come into it's own more in larger scales, but 1:72 is bread and butter stuff for Airfix, so perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that they have started there. Here's to a bright future. Cheers, Andrew
    6 points
  8. I'm going to be first to state that "I'm disappointed". I don't know what it is yet but just want to be first! Duncan B
    6 points
  9. I'm going with the 1/6 scale line of political personalities. I hope they release Roy Jenkins, he has a lot of potential marking options, including some for whiffers.
    6 points
  10. My latest model is this Indian Navy's Ka-25 ASW helo. Built this coaxial rotored anti-submarine warfare bird based in Visakhapatnam (Vizag). These were purchased from Soviet Union back in 1980.These were ex Soviet Navy helos. It operated from two naval bases in India. One is in the west coast of India Dabolim and the other from east coast Vizag. My bird depicts the later. I had to mix the variant A and B in kit instructions to make an accurate Indian variant. Decals are home made and the paint used was Model Master medium grey. Weathering done with oils.I wanted to make it little more dir
    5 points
  11. I couldn't disagree more with you. The big news was LIDAR and justifiably so, if it brings the anticipated benefits of increased accuracy where it can be employed. Airfix did not hype it up at all. The only hype was from people with flights of fancy about large scale, new tool models. Even saying most people feel disappointed is open to dispute since you have no measurable way of knowing if that is true. As for a marketing blunder, I seriously doubt that. What's the saying about the only bad publicity is no publicity? They have generated a great deal of enthusiasm and interest on here, even
    5 points
  12. I am pleased to see Airfix updating their range in this way and the choices are both sensible and welcome. There is no "but" from me though there is a concern. Airfix have rather set a precedent for a big release at Telford and after the Typhoon they had a hard act to follow. The hype surrounding their marketing perhaps set expectations too high and that can backfire on a brand. Airfix need to be careful not to overpromise and underdeliver. Their Defiant, He111 and Sea King are all very much to be welcomed but what exactly sets Airfix apart or above any other manufacturer releasing three ne
    5 points
  13. Airfix, get that LIDAR stuff down to Bruntingthorpe and laser me a new Buccaneer and don't forget to point it at Black Mike when he arrives too, 1/72 scale will be fine thank you. Duncan B
    5 points
  14. YEEEEEEEEES Seaking Mk4 I am delighted Rodders Told you all the man from Airfix said there were no 1/24 WIP Also mentioned he said they were measuring something in Norway which the film shows is the HE111
    5 points
  15. 17 minutes late ! thats another Airfix release date missed !
    5 points
  16. 5 points
  17. Those look nice, Stan. I may have to buy a set... So, on with the lights! Tell me if I doing something wrong, OK? First, I came to the realization that the clear styrene I had in stock wasn't thick enough for the wingtips. So, what should I use? Wifey said "Why not try some plastic silverware?" Which is brilliant, of course. I grabbed a clear plastic knife, found a section near the handle that was thick enough, and sawed out a couple of "chunks." Then I took my tiny jewelers drill, and drilled a couple of holes to represent the bulbs. (Wait, I don't like that word. Bulb
    5 points
  18. Hi Gang- This is AMT's 1/2500 U.S.S. Enterprise-E from their Cadet Series line of snap-together kits. Replicating the complex paint scheme was easy as it only required the light gray base coat, everything else is all decal work. The decals are a mix of kit decals and aftermarket decals (from Absolute Models). The planetary display base was made from half of a clear sphere. Acrylic craft paint was swirled into the whole sphere and then gravity blended the colors together over the course of a few hours. All in all a very fun project. Thanks for looking!
    4 points
  19. hi All, I bagged these whilst on a 4Aviation trip - wet and windy on the day, but made more comfortable by the very friendly local enthusiasts. Hope you like 'em and thanks for looking in..
    4 points
  20. All done and in the cabinet The details: Kit: Hasegawa 1/48 F/A-18A/C Kit No HSG 07250 Decals: Fightertown Aftermarket: Quickboost Seat, Aires Exhausts, Rhino Intakes, Eduard PE Set, Royale Resin Wheels, Wolfpack ECM Pod, Hasegawa TACTS pod. AIM-9 is of unknown origin but the Cover is Aerobonus. RBF Flags are mainly HGW. Paints: Gunze Lacquers, Clear Coat: Tamiya X22 Flat Coat: Dullcoate Weathering: oils, pigments and pastels More photos on my facebook page WIP here
    4 points
  21. HI Guys this has been finished in the nick of time for Telford and the competition on Saturday I have a couple of minor jobs to do but she is essentially straight from the box. Comments welcome . Only one image as this is going to be a magazine build article in the near future. Now back to the OV-10D Bronco which arrived on Tuesday! John
    4 points
  22. Good day, gentlemen. Let me present you my next model.
    4 points
  23. I think the LIDAR laser measuring bit is the big announcement. Not only will the measurements be more accurate, but it will also significantly reduce the time (and cost) it takes to take a model from selection to appearing in a shop. Only Airfix know for sure, but I expect this will enable Airfix to do *more* new tool models in future. Good news for all modellers I would have thought regardless of scale or type.
    4 points
  24. I'm not in any way displeased. The thought of paying less than forty dollars for a decent He111 model appeals, I can sell my MPM Defiant, and AFAIK there's never really been a decent HC4 Sea King without an expensive conversion.
    4 points
  25. A new-tool Defiant, in 1/72nd, in January. I can't wait. (And I'm not being sarcastic.)
    4 points
  26. 4 points
  27. Dave, I've actually been quite disappointed in this thread. It's not long enough, the arguments are unrealistic and it's not a subject that interests me anyway. I'd go as far as to say it's unreadable. regards, Martin
    4 points
  28. It's an empty box...full of imagination....so it's anything you want it to be!
    4 points
  29. well its 1.30 am sunday in new zealand ...weve known what it is for quite some time now
    4 points
  30. Renault FT-17 Light Tank Meng TS-008 1/35 Build tread here.
    4 points
  31. For my last minute prediction i am going to go left field and say it is not a 1/24 plane at all, but a 1/12 car, specifically a lada riva in Russian winter spec. Fingers crossed!
    4 points
  32. Hi! This is Hasegawas B-25H finished in Tamiya colors. I used Eduard photoetch for interior details, and Quickboost cowlings. A bit green OD, but I pretend this is the ANA 613 color Any comments appreciated Best regards Rune Haugen Norway
    3 points
  33. Allright....where to start... This got number 13:2 (my thirtens finnished model and my second diorama) i keep them numbered since my restart approx 2,5 years ago, havent builded in 19-20 years, some of you allready know that, but i keep them numbered in chrnological order. The kit is Eduard BF109E1 1:32 Profipak, the kit got many resemblies to a short run, but nothing serious that i couldn handle, this one is oob build, and it were a quicky fun relax build, i decided to paint all them crosses including the swastika, since the kit did not contain that, and them decal crosses were far to small
    3 points
  34. Perhaps Airfix will LIDAR Prince William and do a SAR Sea king with him as the pilot......
    3 points
  35. Most of the hype cam from outwith Airfix. They made a few announcements, but only little teasers. the rest was modelling Chinese whispers
    3 points
  36. There was enough info even in this thread that there wasn't going to be a 1/24 scale anything, the reason so many disappointed is through Chinese Whispers and this all started with a guess that the big announcement was going to be a big kit! Talk about speculation Not interested in any 3 of them but if it means Airfix will prosper and make other subjects I would be interested in then good on them
    3 points
  37. The vast majority of the hype, speculation and rumour about this (Includng the 1/24th claim) came from outside of Airfix. they sowed a few seeds and generated huge forests. And I've just seen the pic of a card from Telford that says the 'Whys' of the Seaking (Couldn't read the tezxt of the Defiant or Heinkel cards) - Evergreen Subject - Mould tool badly worn - Popular gift set - Existing kit does not give new customers a good experience. Hoping for more variants from the Sea King!!
    3 points
  38. Because the 1962 He.111 kit needs replacing with something where the clear parts might realistically connect to the fusleage.... Because the 1969 Sea King kit fitted where it touched just about.... Because the 1960 Defiant was considered unfit for purpose in 1980, yet was re-issued since then so many times you can hold it up to the light and see through the fuselage.... The big announcement was the LIDAR tech, backed up by three new kits produced using it.
    3 points
  39. Willing to bet they'll make the He111 able to be built as an H, a la Hasegawa's.
    3 points
  40. Well I think it's great. Why bother voicing your disappointment.
    3 points
  41. You can't please all the people all the time. If they did, what would they do in 2016?
    3 points
  42. You do realise that there could be a load of modeling "holy grails" siting on all the other traders stands being ignored,Hans is sitting on the revell stand looking at his watch and the new tool 1/32 British phantom gathering dust1
    3 points
  43. Look, come on fellas, I've had to pull my truck over into the services for this announcement!
    3 points
  44. The first I made the cockpit. And there was first problem, because the Aires' seat is a little to wide to fit cockpit tube. The only way out was to cut off the side walls of the tube and spread it a little. Before this action I tried to cut the tube in the middle, but it was not a good idea. The seat fits almost perfectly after this. I started to add some equipment in the cockpit, especially left wall side pannel and some details like oxygen tube ect. And here there is ready and painted the cockpit. And the ejection seat... I used some parts from Eduard's set
    3 points
  45. 3 points
  46. Thanks Evo. That figure above is my third ive ever made/finnished....lots of error and trial...pant and strip....paint and strip...thre four times... my second figure that is on my previous diorama..all them legs/back and arms are adjusted by cutting in them Figures is shure something complete different to paint...but geez it is fun... /Mal
    3 points
  47. 3 points
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