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  1. Hi All, Just completed this kit and managed to get a few piccies so thought I would post them up. The kit is the Revell Hurricane Mk. IIC. Its one of their nicer efforts, lovely recessed surface detail, good fit (apart from the tropical air filter!) and even the transparencies (which seem to be a bit hit and miss on their small scale kits) were good. There was a desert or south east asia option in the box, I went with desert as I do like the mid stone/dark earth/azure blue scheme. The only additions were a tag to the top of the radio mast, aerial wire from fishing mono and replaced the thick
    16 points
  2. Hi all, Just completed this kit and got some sunlight to take a couple of photos by so thought I would share here. It was a thoughtful gift from the office secret santa, not a bad kit for its age and goes together pretty well. I have childhood memories of giving up trying to get my last pair of rubber band tracks to join on an Airfix Chieftain but time, wisdom and a gas hob and hot knife did the trick this time round. I replaced the gun barrel with a bit of brass tube as the one in the kit was a bit bent and made a little aerial and flag for it but other than that its as Mr Airfix intended. I
    11 points
  3. Hiya Folks, I`ve finally finished these two models which feature in this thread on Work in Progress; (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234979498-new-airfix-148th-scale-hurricane-mkiwhat-a-great-kitfinished/ ) The first model depicts Hurricane Mk.I, Z4769,during its flight from Takoradi to Egypt in 1941. It later went to 237 Sqn but ftr 2.12.41. The temporary `convoy number' 3 was hand painted onto the model to try and match the roughly applied original and the white tail markings were also temporary on the real aircraft, intended to help spot the aircraft
    10 points
  4. One of the few warships that I have ever built. HMS Dreadnought, 1906, lying at the buoys. Quite a challenge. Built from plans in The Anatomy of a Ship series. Bob
    10 points
  5. Hi Back to my archive shelves - the old Airfix kit of Savoia SM 79 Sparviero. I made it in two appearances - first as almost OOB (with some work anyway - mostly around engines and new decals), markings of 283 Squadron, 130 Gruppo Autonomico, Reggia Aeronautica, Medditerranean area, June 1942. I made her many years ago - roughly lets say 20: Since I really do like making scratch conversions I made also a second model - a two-engined version of SM 79 JRS in markings of 3rd Corpus of Royal Romanian AF, Eastren Front, 1943. Now there is a model of this machine by Azur-From
    9 points
  6. Hi Still some Japan airplanes from my archive shelvs remains not posted yet. Today I would like to share with Mitsubishi Ki 21 II type 97, in Allies code "Sally". Markings are from 12 Sentai, 1 Chutai JAAF, China 1942. NM is sprayed from can, green spots are painted with hairy stick. Original Hinomarus cracked with years - just before posting I had to replace them by a Techmod ones. Comments welcome and regards Jerzy-Wojtek
    9 points
  7. Hi Another twin engin bomber of JAAF - Nakajima Ki 49 type 100, Donryu, in Allies code "Helen". This is model by Revell, I thought that it must be pretty old considering high rivets - but I have check it in net and it was released in 1973. I made her about 1995. Model is mostly OOB, markings 95 Sentai, 3 Chutai, South-East China 1944, then Manchuria 44-45. Please - comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
    8 points
  8. Another 70's classic oldie but goodie from Italeri... I'm quite enjoying these old Italeri kits as they have all the basics of a decent kit, just in need of a bit of updating and TLC. She's had a full rescribe, adding in more historic detail than was present on the rather sparse original raised panel lines, I've also added a fair bit of scratchbuilding, including an accurate cockpit, flap levers, dive brakes, P/E guns, sights and brass barrels. Anyway - as always, all feedback and constructive criticism is much appreciated... so please fire away chaps!
    7 points
  9. hi, Here are a few from Lossiemouth and Leeming this week - hope you like 'em and thanks for looking in. cheers
    7 points
  10. Just recently completed this Airfix 1/48 Mk. XIX. I used model master paints throughout except for the spinner which was Alclad. I used the Barracuda studios snapshot cockpit set, prop, exhausts, wheels carb intake and the sliding portion from the vac form canopy. The model was weathered with oils, pastels and silver pencil. I hope you like it. Last photo shows it next to its 1/72 scale twin!
    6 points
  11. I thought I'd take advantage of the gorgeous weather we're having here in Kent (a balmy 27c on the patio!) and make a start on painting the engines on the C-17. I like to get these smaller areas of the model painted first, as it means it's far easier to mask these smaller sections when it comes to applying the top coats than the other way around. The paint job on the interior of the engines themselves is quite tricky to replicate. When you peer inside the inlet cowl of the real aircraft there is a section of reinforcing visible around the outside of the fan blades - this is protect the airfra
    6 points
  12. An excuse to thin the stash Valom 1/72 Magister in Luftwaffe Markings. Italieri (ex Heller) CL415 in a very nice anniversary scheme. Soooo much yellow. Nice Pelicans for the nose Just one sprue for the Magister. Etch an resin included.
    5 points
  13. Here it is, my OOB build of Airfix's classic Spitfire IX. This is of course Johnnie Johnson's JE-J based at Ford in 1944. Ford is just down the road from me, one reason why I stuck with these markings. In earlier iterations of this kit Airfix provided the invasion stripes as decals - this one doesn't have them, which is a bit of a pain. I mean they could have just provided the black stripes! Finish was Xtracrylic - can't say I really like using it, and the Medium Sea Grey is too dark so I usually lighten it with white - making this colour too matt so the decals silvered. Should have Klear-ed i
    5 points
  14. Lots of discussion going on in the Star Wars-themed barbers two doors up from me. I have to admit I was very impressed, and yes, that crashed Star Destroyer vista was stunning. Lots of analysis on t'interweb. As for me, I think that the galaxy is in deep civil war, with the Empire still in existence and still a powerful force, albeit riven by factions. Luke has become a recluse while Han and Chewie have gone back to their old ways. I don't think there has been a big Jedi revival, and there are few Force-sensitive people in the galaxy left (maybe because of Order 66 and the way the Empire did
    5 points
  15. G'day people, I have finished up the aircraft ordnance. I spent some time today adding the kit supplied PR mesh screens. The majority of the PE fit exceptionally well. I did anneal a few pieces (the part above the APU exhaust, the curved section at the front of the doghouse and the part at the leading edge of the fin) to help them conform but I had no real problems. cheers, Pappy
    5 points
  16. greetings fellow muddlers, seems like it's been a while since I was last here though apparently, it's only been a few days. (with apologies in advance for my appalling photographic skills this week) The train build caught my attention and diverted me over the last week or two but now it's time to get back on track (oops!... bad pun) with the Wessex. I found this piece of etch left over from the Dauphin build and whaddya know.... it's a perfect fit for the intake on the HC2. Now, me, etch and superglue don't really get on at all, so as a precaution I punched a hole out of tamiya tape so th
    5 points
  17. They just released the second teaser trailer for the new movie, still no idea what the plot is
    4 points
  18. Hi Everyone, Finally finished my attempt at making an early F-4E from Hasegawas 1/48 kit Wanted to do one after seeing that some recent after market sheets with a million options came out but decided that it wasn`t worth paying £20 on top of the kit price, so.... found a set of CAM Decals for a third of the price and was immediately drawn to this one as it had a different set of teeth to the ones you normally see. Had to make a few alterations to the kit as the serial no of the aircraft pointed to an unslatted version, so had to deleted the slats and vario
    4 points
  19. I built this one afternoon when I had nothing better to do. The Confederate ironclad Tuscaloosa, but I never got round to putting it in a river or display case. I seldom build warships! Bob
    4 points
  20. Thanks guys, much appreciated. A bit of a Vrooom, vroom moment tonight. I got a little bit carried away . . . . Thanks for humouring me Cheers Kev
    4 points
  21. Yes mate, great to catch up, was a rather busy day though, kept missing people! £11, now that is a bargain you lucky blighter! Still managed to spend loads there despite not buying a single kit, how does this happen? Well, got the silver on now. It's taken a few goes, I tried some Airframe Aluminium Alclad, but in places, it looked like primer was showing through, but that wasn't the case. in the end, used predominantly Alclad duraluminium and polished aluminium with the spar section done in Valejo Chain Mail. It's had some Kleer applied to protect it whilst masking to get the black painted.
    4 points
  22. I am on holiday today, so first got some airbrushing done, here are the engine fronts and intakes: Here is the anti-glare panel: I matt varnished the cockpit but I could still see some bare plastic past the foot well so I just brush painted on some matt black: That's sorted it: While that was drying I masked up the canopy: I then glued in the cockpit tub and the instruments: I keep breaking the lower flaps so I installed some protective buffers: I decided it was prudent to reinforce the flaps with a fillet of five minute epoxy before I close up the fuselage: In went the
    4 points
  23. The Tea Clipper Kaisow, of 1868, lying at anchor. 32'=1" Bob
    4 points
  24. Steam clippers were quite popular in the 1860s, they combined a substantial sailing ship rig with a powerful engine, so they could make the most of wind or steam, as the weather conditions dictated. The Moravian carried a large number of passengers on the North Atlantic run. Bob
    4 points
  25. Well here is a good use for Bog Roll and Tea Towel centres. The master with the block attached is Gator glued to some Plasticard and then I have sprayed it with some Mann Ease Release 200 and the inside of the bog roll. (Ease Relase and Bog Roll... hmm ) I will leave this for 30 Mins or so I have blue tak'd the Roll in place and confident it will be ok but think I may opt for glue in the future.
    4 points
  26. That trailer's not just cool, it's sub-zero!! But just wondering - are the new Stormtroopers inspired by a small Japanese car??!!...
    4 points
  27. Good afternoon everyone! First of all something needs clearing up, the vulcan build will not be proceding in the immediate future due to my realisation that I had made the whole thing wrong, I won't go into detail but I will consider that practice for scratchbuilding :| Anyway, let us begin on this build! I came across this large kit at the Cosford model show, only a few days ago, and as it happens I had purchased a book on the Tupolev Tu-22 "Blinder" as I am very interested in "the other side's" technology and aircraft. While the Tu22 may not have been the most prolific aircraft in the Sovi
    3 points
  28. The E-Type's broken down in the lay by thanks to some extremely frustrating white metal that won't hold any paint, I'm going to try some acid etch primer as a last resort. Anyone who can suggest anything I'm all ears, I've no experience with white metal parts. Anyoo I'm currently recovering from tennis elbow release surgery which hasn't helped in doing much of anything but slowly getting back to 'normal' (whatever that is). I've got a couple of 'old school' Skyline's in my stash so I'm going to attempt to build the Fastback version from Fujimi. The bonnet is non opening for some reason, de
    3 points
  29. Hi Guys, Here's my take on a burnt out and damaged Super Sherman. The Kit is a 1/35 M50 by Dragon No strict historical references used here just good fun and trying to improve on my techniques etc Cheers! Sam
    3 points
  30. Hi mates, My latest project is the superb Academy kit of the Vought F-8J Crusader in God's Own Scale. The Crusader has always fascinated me, since it's such a dichotomy. Winner of many aerospace awards for technical achievement, yet a very dangerous aircraft to fly based on its accident record. Known affectionately as the "Last of the Gunfighters" yet it achieved the overwhelming majority of its combat kills with missiles. Nonetheless, it looks the part - it's menacing yet graceful, both important attributes of a fighter jet. In its day, many pilots preferred the Crusader to the Ph
    3 points
  31. The Xtracylix paint has arrived, but only a few hours before I disappear to France for a week on holiday - so no time for much more than a quick comparison. In the foreground, the test boom, Tamiya side showing. Then left to right, "RAF Dark Sea Grey", "RAF EDSG" and "US Gunship Grey". The RAF Dark Sea Grey will be useful in other builds, no doubt (like the perma-stalled Barracuda!), but it's completely wrong here; too much green in the shade. Compass grey is too dark, but the EDSG looks nice - just the right amount of blue tint to it. For my faded paint purposes, it is too dark, but it
    3 points
  32. Thanks John, that is interesting and not the result I was expecting, assuming the dates on the decal instructions are correct the 222 Sqn aircraft would be the only one that might have had the two-tier pedals (referenced as "Summer 1940", the other two aircraft being dated May for 72 Sqn and July for 266 Sqn)... fortunately you provided this in time for me to 'mix and match', cheers 1.42 inches? At least my pilots will be safe then - I'll try to remember your advice but to be honest I buy plastic card so seldom that I will probably have forgotten it by the time I next need a sheet Today
    3 points
  33. These Academy kits bear the product codes 2105 & 2174, but they are identical apart from the decal options. 2105 completed in the supplied decals for WZ*S “Eileen” of the 84th Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, Duxford, 1944. These decals were very thick and did not conform the to complex surfaces of the fuselage. For 2174 I chose decals by SuperScale (sheet No. 72-886) to make WZ*V “No Guts No Glory” flown by Major Benjamin J. Mayo of the 84th Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, Duxford, 1944. The SuperScale decals performed better than the kit supplied ones. Both tog
    3 points
  34. This weekend fella, Mike has given me some Ultimate Burnishing Liquid to try so all being well I'll report on how this stuff looks. No problem fella, if you have ever been strung up in a cam net you'll know why they changed them to the front on CS95, one of the funniest things I have seen is my old troop Sgt being caught by the buttons of his leg pockets and then jumping off a 432 ... I almost wet myself laughing at the sight of a 30 plus something guy upside down hanging by his pants screaming blue murder. It was so funny to watch as the more he wriggled the more snagged he got and more
    3 points
  35. Last crew mic done. Cheers Dan
    3 points
  36. So now I have mixed up and poured some of the Rubber, Now just have to wait then get some casts done hopefully. I have been tapping the sides to help any possible trapped air out. cheers Rob
    3 points
  37. This is my go at the Eduard 1/72 scale Mig 15. I think the decals were from RVA?. This was done as part of a club mass Mig-15 build, as such I was not to worried about the accuracy of the kit. Does look like a Mig-15 to me :-) Only problem was getting everything into the nose area (cockpit, intakes, wheel well....), took a bit of hacking. Tim
    3 points
  38. The Skeleton Coast on South West Africa is full of shipwrecks. The sea often recedes from the area, leaving wrecks a considerable distance inland. This model is of no particular wreck, but just representative. Here is a link to an image of the steamer Eduard Bohlen, ashore for over 100 years on the Skeleton Coast. http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/02/24/75/86_big.jpg
    3 points
  39. Aircraft is from 141 Sqn RAF shot down near Dover July 19 1940 Details: Kit: Decals: Kit and Xtradecal/TechMod for roundels) Vac Form Canopy: AP Models - (not recommended) Barrels: Master Model Exhaust: Ultracast (Spitifire Mk 1) Scratch Built Pitot from 2 pieces of brass tube Paint Dark Green - Mr Color Dark Green, Tamiya XF81 Dark Earth - Mr Color , Tamiya Dark Earth from the Aerosl can Sky – Mr Color Clear Coat – Gaianotes Gloss, Testors Dullcoate for matt Weathering –oils, pigments, pastels and Tamiya weathering sets
    3 points
  40. Small Japanese car?!
    3 points
  41. Rank tabs on the back....Its so you know that your shooting your comander...... Darren
    3 points
  42. One of the problems when starting a bad quality kit is that decals can be as bad as the plastic. While markings and national insignia can be sorted relatively easy, the stencilling is usually another story, This kit of course suffers from this: not only the decals look quite bad, there are also very few stencils. Not too much of a problem, however the Kfir has a number of quite visible lines in either red or white depending on the colour schemes. In my case walwways and other lines are white. While I may not apply them all, at least the most visible will have to be added. Fortunately here we'
    3 points
  43. Ah, got that, understood and thanks TW, I'll have a look at those and weigh the merits against the cost... Right, so I was back to business and one thing I nearly forgot to do was a bit of filling here: ... no, not the bit where I clumsily hacked the plastic from the kit part in removing it from the sprue, but to the right of it, where there is a small panel line and a hole, which Airfix advise that you stick a small decal like the gunport cover on. I believe that this represents a combat-damage repair on whatever Spitfire that Airfix measured up; if no internal parts were damaged rather
    3 points
  44. bit related, the first model ships
    3 points
  45. Sadly work on the Sutlej has been progressing at the proverbial snails pace. A lot of time is spent just cleaning up the parts and checking the fit etc. Anyway, some progress has been made. Massive engines! and check out the towing arm, supplied in the kit, nice. The gear legs looked a little stark and needed a bit of detail. My first attempt at hydraulic lines, using fuse wire (5amp!) and the nose gear, Most of the main components are coming along. The fit of the two fusealge halves is not great when offered up against each other. May be a bit of a headache, but I'm sure it will be
    3 points
  46. p.s. also need to find some time to get these on the ceiling. Big Brigand!
    3 points
  47. Warp resin Babylon 5 Inter Stellar Alliance Whitestar wip link http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234977183-babylon-5-isa-whitestar-by-warp-finished/ All the best Chris
    3 points
  48. Thanks, Andrew! Production offices? Well, OK, I guess I can do some more gull gray and white. My name is Navy Bird after all. But I need to do some Glossy Sea Blue and Extra Dark Sea Gray too! So I've done a good job Photoshopping the blue background behind a picture of the real plane then? You can thank Academy for that. I just assembled it, and everything fell into place. This may be the first Crusader kit that got the stance right. Well, I did make one adjustment - the main gear tyres had no camber, so I had to "lean" them in a bit so there was so
    3 points
  49. Time for more work on the front end! I decided on a more curved profile for the area as it is more in keeping with the rest of the model, but I've struggled to fabricate or find the right shape for the 'nose'. This evening I remembered that I had my mum's broken computer mouse sitting around waiting to be taken to recycling and after pulling it apart I finally found some nice compound curves I could work with I decided to use the mouse button bits (the part on the left) and separated these from the supporting block I took some careful measurements and marked out the bits to cut off
    3 points
  50. Finally done. Kit: AFV Club 1/48 F-5F Tiger II Decals: VFA from Malaysia, terrible in many areas Aftermarket: Quickboost seats, pitot tubes and gun barrel Paint: Decanted Tamiya AS-12 and Gunze acrylics Difficult kit in some areas, most notably with the surface detail, great overall but really hard to keep looking so good. Also tricky in the exhaust area with poor alignment points.
    3 points
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