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  1. 12 points
    Hello guys, finaly i have finished my next kit - this time i did build Eduard´s new tool Spitfire Mk.VIII (overtrees edition - only plastic sprues, no decals, no PE, no resin, ... ) I have to say it is realy great kit, it goes together realy well!! Aftermarket used here - Eduard Bras-in gun bay, Rob Taurus vacu canopy, fabric seat belts, Bras-in wheels and mainly Montex set of masks for SEAC Spitfire Mk.VIII. WIP for anyone interested http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234980544-spitfire-mkviii-seac-148-eduard-montex/ And here are the final shots Enjoy and thanks for watching guys EDIT: i forgot to add shots of the underside, so here we go Once again, thanks for watching guys
  2. 10 points
    Hi everybody, Finished this earlier in the week. Revell 1/32 Bf 109 G-6, Eagle Cal decals, Barracuda intake, exhausts, cooling scoops and oil cooler housing, AlleyCat cowl bulges, spinner and prop, Maketar masks for national markings, Brassin gun pods, Eduard fabric harness. Paints are Gunze, Tamiya, Vallejo and Citadel, I also used the AMMO PLW for the panel lines and some weathering. Final flat coat with AK ultra matte. Thanks for looking, all comments are welcome, Cheers...
  3. 10 points
    Just a quick pic taken with my phone, OOB apart from decals which are Xtradecal
  4. 9 points
    Built out of the box, finished and then realised the serial is incorrect...! Just read an article that says that these started at 895, not 885...! Too late now though! Not my best, but a bit of fun...
  5. 8 points
    My latest completed build for 2015. This is the old Airfix Mossie "upgraded" with radome nose and the option to build the Swedish J20 version with the 4 blade prop. I wanted an RAF type so the radome is the only different part from the nice early seventies moldings most of you may be familiar with. For an old tool kit it builds up very well. As is the norm with old school airfix there is nowt in the cockpit other than the seats, a flat cockpit floor, and an instrument panel. I added some boxes to replicate the radar equipment to fill out the void and blanked off the rear area so you don't see way into the fuselage. The decals with this set have invasion stripes printed with the roundels on but as i can never get these to work i opted for leaving them off and put on wing roundels from the spares box. Still a nice kit when its built up, and way cheaper than the Tamiya version. Thats one less in the stash.... room for some more! Comments please, hope you like.
  6. 8 points
    OOB build, cursing all the way the lack of clear mounting-points or positive attachments for almost anything... I am proud to say that there is not a drop of unmixed black anywhere on this 'black' nightfighter. The weathering takes inspiration from the box-art, combining the fading of tropical sun and the grime of tropical rain... This is also a bit of a tribute to my Dad, Robert, who passed away after a short illness last week. He got me into Airfix and Matchbox kits when I was a kid, giving me a hobby to return to in middle age. All the other things he did for me I won't trouble you with, but he was a great Dad, and I hope I'm doing as well as he did... Anyway, the plane: Thanks for looking!
  7. 6 points
    Finally got this off the workbench. It's the Academy kit with additional Eduard etch gracing the cockpit and exterior. The most noticeable improvements are the engine gills and supercharger ducts on the upper nacelles. I also the used resin (Radial & Engine Wheels) wheel replacement set. The flap interiors were scratch built using reference pictures from the internet and lots of reference pictures that Tony OT sent across from his amazing archives (cheers mate) On the whole, a fairly straight forwards build until it came to applying Alclad and that where my skills met their match. We battled to and fro for several days, mainly home goals, but in the end perseverance overcame plastic...well paint! If you're thinking of building one of these, stock up on weights for the front end. You can see the build HERE. Many thanks for all the contributions along the way I've represented WF499 of 15 Sqn with the more unusual but interesting black underside. Looking at the demarcation lines between this and WF497, each aircraft is unique in many minor respects. These aircraft were prone to engine failures as can be seen in several photo's, so I modelled it having had one using pictures sent by Tony to get an idea of what the oil leaks may look like. Enough waffling! Thanks for looking Neil
  8. 6 points
    This is the companion conversion to the Flyglobespan 736 which I posted a short time ago. Engines and winglets are modified from the kit parts and I shortened the main landing gear to improve the sit which I think is important with the long fuselage of the -900. It looks wrong, at least to me, with its tail in the air. The fuselage colour is Tamiya TS-76 Mica Silver oversprayed with TS-65 Pearl Clear. The blue is from an ancient tin of Humbrol 190 Blue Angels Blue. Like the 736 the decals are by Drawdecal. Thanks for looking (again!) and as always constructive criticism is welcome. Dave http://SAM_0038 by David Griffiths, on Flickr http://SAM_0041 by David Griffiths, on Flickr http://SAM_0040 by David Griffiths, on Flickr http://SAM_0039 by David Griffiths, on Flickr http://SAM_0042 by David Griffiths, on Flickr
  9. 5 points
    Hey again folks, Here is my latest WiP, one of the Heroes of the Soviet Union trio by MMM. It is a fantastic sculpt by Pavol Ovecka (Offo) and has been a pleasure to paint so far. He is painted in water mixable oils over acrylic base coat. Metals are done with printers ink. The red star on the base is a cheapie from ebay but, after polishing, I think it came up ok (there was a much more authentic looking WW2 era star on there but I didn't fancy paying £55 for it). Comments and critique are most welcome, as always. Thanks for tuning in
  10. 5 points
    Hi All, Well my build rate of late has not dropped in pace, This one took a little longer than the Airfix Hurricane, to see number 7 of the year complete. Built OOB for review so only a few pics here, look out for a more in depth account in a future issue of SAM. Thanks for looking as always comments welcome, Rick G.
  11. 5 points
    This is the Hasegawa 1/48 scale Sabre Mk4. I built this when it was first released in 2004. Built straight out of the box, including decals with just the seat belts added. Aeromaster acrylic paint was used for the camouflage colours. Markings are for No 112 Squadron RAF. Thank you for looking, Joe.
  12. 5 points
    Building a C-2 Greyhound has been a strange obsession for years, and having mostly finished (always more to do) I admit I'm feeling a bit lost. I suppose it's the modeller's equivalent of "empty nest syndrome." Having built her from the ground up, I don't know what to do next! In any case, the fuselage is Falcon's 1/72 scale vacuform conversion kit, with donor undercarriage, and modified tail surfaces from a Fujimi E-2C. The wing-fold and wheel-bays are Goffy resin sets, while the interior is all scratch-built. A few of the high points made it into the build thread. The decals are a combination of E-2C stencilling and national insignia, with UNITED STATES NAVY titles from an LC-130 Hercules sheet. The VRC-30 unit insignia are from Kinetic's 1/48 scale C-2, because oddly enough, Kinetic's unit badges are much closer to 1/72 scale than the intended 1/48th (in my opinion.) When I get round to the 1/48 scale C-2, I'll be using Carcal's beautiful new decals for that bird. She's not perfect, but I was fairly satisfied with the result after a bit of fettling with the undercarriage and such. As always, critique and input is always welcome. I hope you like her...
  13. 4 points
    with added figures, bomb racks, electric motors and base, Revell's 1/32 JU88 posing for the camera DSCF0003 by triumphspeedtriple, on Flickr DSCF0006 by triumphspeedtriple, on Flickr DSCF0015 by triumphspeedtriple, on Flickr DSCF000 by triumphspeedtriple, on Flickr DSCF001 by triumphspeedtriple, on Flickr DSCF002 by triumphspeedtriple, on Flickr DSCF004 by triumphspeedtriple, on Flickr
  14. 4 points
    Hi, here's my Eduard 1/48 kit (Profipack) built for the French Fancy GB (please see the GB section for more). SFTB finished with Gunze for the camo and a mix of Tamiya and Xtracrlix shades for the blue. Represents an a/c of EC 03/010 Vexin, Armee de l'Air in Djibouti 1984. Build was quite tricky in places, like most Eduard kits I've built, but looks alright once built. I do hope they try and simplifying things though for future releases. i also managed to crack the windscreen, but Eduard's customer service came to the rescue with a new sprue free of charge, so kudos to them Anyway I hope it's worth your time taking a look. Thanks. FF
  15. 4 points
    Hello everybody, here you are news from France,my latest build! I hope you will like it.... cheers Thierry
  16. 4 points
    To complete a trio of recent builds here is something a bit different. I saw my first An-72 many years ago, from a train passing the end of the runway at Edinburgh Airport. At that time I didn’t know much about Soviet aircraft and I had no idea what the strange apparition was. A phone call to a friend who worked at the airport established that it was an An-72 doing a Royal Mail charter on behalf of Channel Express. I promised myself that one day I would build a model and about 13 years later here it is. My first attempt was with the Amodel kit, a memory which still makes me shudder. Eventually I did what I should have done all along and used the superb PAS resin kit, a delightfully easy and straightforward build despite the weird shape of the real thing. Apart from the windscreen (by PAS) decals are by Two Six, an early-ish sheet and perhaps not one of Ray’s best efforts. It was presumably designed for the Amodel kit and needed quite a bit of nipping and tucking to fit the PAS version. This led in turn to a fair amount of retouching, the light blue in particular being very difficult to match. The dark blue also had a nasty tendency to flake off which caused further problems. Never mind, I’m reasonably happy with the final result and looking forward to my next PAS build which will probably be the rather more conventional Boeing 717. As always thanks for looking and I promise this is the last one for the time being! Dave http://SAM_0025 by David Griffiths, on Flickr http://SAM_0030 by David Griffiths, on Flickr http://SAM_0029 by David Griffiths, on Flickr http://SAM_0033 by David Griffiths, on Flickr http://SAM_0032 by David Griffiths, on Flickr
  17. 4 points
    This is Backwoods Miniatures Tank Truck that I finished in RNAS scheme. Not sure these were ever used but the RNAS must have had some sort of fuel trucks...! And here she is on site with a Bristol Scout.. The kit went together like a dream, the resin is some of the best I have ever used..
  18. 4 points
    Thanks Christer. OOB and no oxygen bottles in there. Did the 'F' have them? There's a bit in the film where they're carrying bottles but hey, that's Hollywood! Thanks Cookie! A cheap version of Bill's idea - don't look too closely! Finished the radio shack bits and stuck 'em in. Remember this part (now prodded with pens and scratched with the pencil)? Well don't forget to turn it over! Then you can complete steps 24-28: Happy with that. Now I have to decide whether to fit the waist guns or shut the windows. Then the ball turret (da da dah!) Wine o'clock! Thanks for looking.
  19. 4 points
    Here are some internal shots of the gunners swivel plate (for want of a better word!!) Now that the rear is complete I am going forward again to attach the front nose perspex and scratch build all the MG barrels (6 of them) and fix in place. ...but first I'm off on a little break tomorrow and driving to Istanbul for a few days and so the next post will be a little while coming !.............but I'll be back! Only a few more posts to go and that's it!! Cheers as always for looking in guys Fozzy
  20. 3 points
    Hi folks, You all know the beautiful Monogram kit built by Mr Shepherd Paine back in the days. Off course that one sets the standard and is a true beauty, inspiring me to make my own P-61A Black Widow fitted into a small Pasific Vignette. The idea is an engine overhaul after bad weather sand blasting the plane leaving a lot of chipped paint. I used the GWH kit L4802, a kit that has been debated with accuracy issues. Nevertheless it was a great kit with an over all very good fit. I really enjoyed buildning her even I if do find the trend with fitting the landing gears before closing the fuselage(es) very annoying. I added Eduards interior, wheels and engine. The fixed turret and the controls are from Lone Star. Painted with Gunze and Ammo paints using various Ammo products for weathering and chipping (hairspray technique, my very first try). There are some scratch built items such as the crane, the prop gear and the table. The prop blades are from True Details and decals from Zots. The truck is a Tamiya 2,5 ton 6x6 with Aber PE and an Vector engine fitted to the flat bed. The jeep is Hasegawa with leftovers from the Aber PE. The figures are mostly Aires from their new range. Various ground equipment from Brengun and Tamiya is spread around. Thanks for looking /Fred
  21. 3 points
    This is my model of Lt. Col. John. D. Landers, P-51D, Big Beautiful Doll. It's the Tamiya North American P-51D Mustang in 1/48th scale which came with Cartograph decals. The model is painted with various shades of Alclad 11 & Aeromaster Acrylics & was built straight out of the box. Thank you for looking.
  22. 3 points
    Hello Here is my A4B from Airfix with Pavla models ejection seat
  23. 3 points
    Almost nothing to add, thought I'd better do something before I forgot what I was doing How about some underwing tanks? I need five for the three aircraft, one will have a single underbelly tank instead with the fins removed, as per... These are my best half dozen I have to say I'm not keen on Flickr's latest intrusive persona, gettoutavit Flickr These tanks are as follows, one from Airfix, one from Matchbox improved with Perfect Plastic Putty and two from Pavla All have been cleaned up and the resin cast one I made is in there somewhere invisible under Tamiya White Primer, ready for some fins As you will have seen "up there" I did finally get the finstripes close enough and have unwrapped the cockpitss ready for seats and canopies Guess which canopy is doing me 'ead in? Yup the front seater for the T Bird, several unhappy goes at getting MDC in before I followed Garth and used the Klear to add it in No pics of that for some reason, still there'll be some soon when the peripheral strip goes on. At the mo' it only has its zigzag run across the roof of the canopy I decided to make six identical jetpipes using the walkaround pictures to decide which is closest to the real Mckoy seen here with the finstripe I have decided on for the GR3 Here's the opened cockpit after the masking came away, not too bad I reckon, GR3 The darkened area beneath the decal film of the real thing looks OK to me Here's the Modeldecals on the Airfix kit, not as good as I hoped they'd be and I had to remove lots of out of register white from the slide areas Might as well have painted them by hand Another chance to see the hot gases emblem I drew for the power unit exhaust, when the airbrakes are aboard that will be a vanished area Yes I am a bit chuffed with it After slamming Modeldecals about the register on some very ancient decals, how about this Xtradecals sheet? The ET (for the 6Sqn trainer's scheme) was as much out of register as the Modeldecs had been I had to slice some of the white 'shadow' off the letters after fitting Frankly that is disgraceful these days in my opinion And as a lighter end to the round up/down I gave myself a few days off the Jags with the JB models kit of the Bedford MK Tactical Refueller From my poor old memory I recall RAF vehicles as being a kind of eaudenil inside so I mixed up something to bring the old colours I recalled to mind No building pics just a few of the outside now its done Not pretty but did get me working plastic again this week, I have been feeling really 'off it' lately Not a lot done to it (Oi who shouted out at the back?) Leave it out guv'ner, but the wing mirrors were added from wire and very shiny metal Headlights, indicators and tail lights are from Little Cars and the extra roof beacons were made up to accurise it a bit I intend getting the Jags up on their own legs very soon Sitthee, thanks for looking b
  24. 3 points
    So in the end I decided to make some masks for the unit markings and national insignia. I mean where better to try something for the very first time than after six months work on the most expensive kit I could find? What could possibly go wrong... Well surprisingly, not too much it seems. I photocopied the transfer sheets and measured the copies against the originals to check the sizes, under the copy I then put a piece of tracedown paper (like carbon paper) and beneath that a sheet of Tamiya masking tape which is printed like graph paper. Starting with the letters and triangles (nice straight edges) using a metal ruler and very sharp pencil I traced the outline on the photocopy which then gave a perfect impression through the tracedown paper on to the tape. This could then be cut out in to the required masks. The group markings were a bit more complex, requiring the outer mask to be applied and a coat of white laid down, then the 'C' was put back in place and the black sprayed on. Prior to the painting I had dabbed a bit of maskol on with a sponge for the paint chipping. I found it useful to keep the insert whole before re-applying it to ensure that I got things lined up correctly, see below with the stars and stripes: The separate parts are just held together by the tiniest threads of tape and can be taken apart easily once fixed in place back in the hole: You can see that I've actually masked over the final edges, this will be removed after I put on the white paint, it just ensures that even if the insert does not go back in precisely, that there will be no white visible outside the blue. To be honest I'm pretty happy with how it's going so far: Tomorrow will see the painting of the stars and stripes... this could go either way... stay tuned. Oh, and BTW making these masks and putting them on has taken absolutely AGES... Thanks for looking, Regards, Peter
  25. 3 points
    Ah thank you for the very kind comments! Makes it worth toiling over Top wings on! ;D the fit is amazing - NO glue or Jig was needed for the wings and struts - all clicked together. Just requires a bit of thought re the rigging, this should hold the whole thing together as on the real aircraft. It's an incredible kit.. Guy