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  1. My first completed model in a quingigillion months... The transparencies lack transparency, but that's quite a common problem with me, I can't seem to succeed in keeping them clean. Major pain in the nether regions, but I'll have a) to live with it and to improve. Here go the pictures: Cheers, S.
    25 points
  2. Here is may rendition of Airfix's 1/72 Lightning F6. Nearly out-the-box. I replaced the nose wheel/leg and main wheels with the Baracuda set. The redtops are the Sword versions with the airfix clear nose added. Decals are a mix of Airfix, modeldecal and Xtradecal. As you can tell from the photos, the wing tanks are not fixed in place yet. So thats the F1 and F6 done, just need to fill the gap with the 2/2a/3/4/5................ Tim
    12 points
  3. 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 watc
    12 points
  4. 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...
    10 points
  5. Just a quick pic taken with my phone, OOB apart from decals which are Xtradecal
    10 points
  6. Hi, Just finished this easy kit from Tamiya. It's OOB, i just add Eduard Harness. Painted in XF-76. The WIP (in french ) can be found here: http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=87746 Any comments welcome. Joel
    9 points
  7. 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...
    9 points
  8. Hello BM'ers... After a bit of wrangling with myself as to the worth of this post, I thought I'd take the plunge and put this up as RFI... This is my very first 1/48th scale completed since the days of yore, and if I'm honest it's the first model I've finished (8 and counting) that I'm actually genuinely happy with. Despite the 'Fisher Price "My First Focke Wulf"' sound of things, it marks a few other firsts too - first attempt at mottling, first attempt at free-hand camo, first attempt at a spiral spinner (there was some swearing involved, but patience is a virtue) and first bird that when
    8 points
  9. 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
    8 points
  10. 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, b
    8 points
  11. To-day I shall be strong, No more shall yield to wrong, Shall squander life no more; Days lost, I know not how, I shall retrieve them now; Now I shall keep the vow I never kept before. -- A E Housman, A Shropshire Lad, XVI Both the victor and the vanquished are but drops of dew, but bolts of lightning - thus should we view the world. -- Death Haiku of Ōuchi Yoshitaka King am I, whatsoever be their cry; And one last act of kinghood shalt thou see Yet, ere I pass.’ And uttering this the King Made at the man: then Modred smote his liege Hard on that helm which many a heathen
    7 points
  12. Dear Fellow Modellers Not sure if I posted this one before? I used the 3" howitzer barrel in the Tamiya kit to do the Close Support version. Round about late 1941 to 1942 the preferred Infantry tank was the Valentine with photos showing Matildas hanging in there as CS tanks. As most of you know the standard 2 pdr gun on British tanks was a one trick pony only firing AP rounds. The odd 3" howitzer gun was supposed to do the other roles of HE and smoke. So these Matildas were fairly common sites around the UK as these armoured regiments did their training So this is the Tamiya tank with B
    7 points
  13. 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 batt
    6 points
  14. 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 welco
    6 points
  15. Wow, that's quite a nice post from Proc... hopefully I can live up to the hype. Certainly I know that I always appreciate his posts and discussions, both in public and private. I'm immensely excited that we can actually build something together... though I'm going to need to work hard to keep up with his pace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CyqOhImtKw (A compilation of various NHK news reels on the Ki-43... thanks to http://arawasi-wildeagles.blogspot.com) So my builds will be two, Ki-43s, which roughly represent the opposing aircraft to the Spitfires. My interest in the SEAC theatre was
    6 points
  16. Working on paring down one of my “stash” storage boxes, so I decided to knock off a duo of this venerable kit, one the original Hawk issue, the other a still-quite-ancient Testors re-release. I added scratchbuilt cockpit detail with seats from the “spares” box, instrument panels printed out on cardstock from (reduced) online images, and one set of windscreens made from shirt-packing acetate since the originals had long ago gone missing. First up was a landplane version in the markings of the RAAF. Australia purchased 34 of these surviving aircraft from the Netherlands after the NEI fell to th
    5 points
  17. 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
    5 points
  18. 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.
    5 points
  19. 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.
    5 points
  20. 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 com
    5 points
  21. I decided to go ahead and mask and spray the Dark green. Unmasking revealed a lot of little spots that need to be cleaned up, but it's entering the home stretch now.
    5 points
  22. fin. Procopius will return, in Empires at Sunset!
    5 points
  23. Well, I've been able to get quite bit done on this since my last update. The cockpit tub has been completed and added to the fuselage, this was then glued together. I've added a small peice of resin to the fin and blended this in it just needs a final clean up to smooth everything out. I also glued in a small piece of aquarium plant weight just behind the cockpit tub before adding the wing, hopefully this will be enough to keep the model on its nosewheel. Cockpit tub completed and added to fuselage. Fin after the addition of a small piece of resin and an initial clean up. One piec
    5 points
  24. 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
    4 points
  25. 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
    4 points
  26. Hello everybody, here you are news from France,my latest build! I hope you will like it.... cheers Thierry
    4 points
  27. In 50 years of modelling this is only the second Tiger I I have ever built. It's the Tamiya "Mid-Production" version with their own indy link tracks. I got it in a raffle so I splurged on Tamiy's zimmerit set and a RB barrel. Cables are picture wire using the kit's cable ends. Everything else is scratchbuilt or from a leftover PE set. She's going into primer as we speak. G
    4 points
  28. 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
    4 points
  29. Somehow all I've managed for the past couple of days are the ejector seats. But i love how they've turned out! Still need a wash and tidy up, but considering these were the kit seats, I'm happy! Al
    4 points
  30. Hasegawa 1/72 F-4e in Lizard scheme. Build here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234980505-tims-hasegawa-lizard/
    4 points
  31. Airfix Lockheed P-38G Lightning 37th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, North Africa, Spring 1943 Built from the old Airfix 1.72 scale Lockheed P-38F kit
    4 points
  32. 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..
    4 points
  33. 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.
    4 points
  34. 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
    4 points
  35. Well I've gone and done it, I bought the shieldmaiden, Along with the Berserk and a couple of other figures. I think this is the lesser of the evils as it's only got 8 parts to the kit, but the sculpt is incredible, I hope my paint job does it justice. As always, anyhoo, opening the box you first come across the shield, it's a biggie, then under the foam are the main torso,and arms, under the next layer of foam are the hands, one holding the axe and the other holding the shield handle, sword hilt, shield strap. The torso it'self is lovely, the detail is amazing a
    3 points
  36. Cooken: I'm trying to find my copy of Burindo Ki-43 guide. I'm pretty sure that's a -IIB you've seen (enlarge cowling, three bladed prop, large exhaust manifold), but I'm not the best at identifying these sort of things. I find the Ki-43 interesting because its such a quintessential japanese aircraft from WWII: an absolute focus on skill and maneuvering and the romantic aspects of air to air combat, rather than the reality. There are some great accounts of Japanese pilots winning battles vs Allied pilots by exploiting the pure maneuverability of the aircraft, but it was still a death trap fo
    3 points
  37. Thank everybody! PC - I mainly used drafting tape for the camo. It was a recommendation from Tom Hall in the P-40 STGB, and it works great; a little less stretchy and tacky than hardware store masking tape. I also invested in 0.5, 1, 4 and 5 mm Jammy Dog masking tape (I already had 2 and 3 mm tape, and 6 mm is the standard Tamiya tape width). I used the 5 mm Jammy Dog tape for the wing stripes, and 4 mm for the fuselage stripes. In retrospect, the outer white stripes on the wings should have each been a mm or two wider than the inner strips according to references, but I didn't realize it unt
    3 points
  38. Hello Here is my A4B from Airfix with Pavla models ejection seat
    3 points
  39. Fueltanks. Weapons. The completed product.
    3 points
  40. Sherman M4A3 (76)W No. 711 Kit: Hobby Boss 1/48 U.S. M4A3 (76)W Pretty much OOB apart from the aerial and a couple of figures from Tamiya. It's a great value kit with lots of detail and lots of left over parts, including a turret! There are a few accuracy issues but I only corrected the very easy ones! This was only my second 1/48 AFV kit and my first Sherman tank and it will not be my last! Paints are all Humbrol and Revell applied by hairy sticks. The mud is by Mig. WIP - http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975269-hobby-boss-148-us-m4a3-76w-photo-update-150515/
    3 points
  41. Just a brief update...because I know you like them. The ejection seats got their second coat of primer this evening - ready for the base coat! I used decanted Tamiya Fine Surface Primer to prime the parts. I find it makes a real mess of the airbrush. I've had to strip it down and give it a full clean on each occasion I have used decanted Tamiya primer. Does anyone else have this problem? I ordered my paint supplies today. They'll arrive in the next two days. As mentioned previously, I have been working on closing up the main gear doors. There are three parts to the doors and th
    3 points
  42. Thanks a lot guys! Got a nice chunk of shed time yesterday so was able to make some good progress. Started with the eye detail, gave it a base coat of a black/silver/brown mix Then used some some standard rust and old rust pigments to enhance the rusty look in places And grabbed some enamel paints and brushed some colour onto the wires and pipes Then I used a darker black/red/yellow mix to add some chips to the front of the eye cap And added some grime with old rust pigment So its now done and in place in the which meant I can now continue with the head, using the same chippi
    3 points
  43. I'm glad the masking worked PC - and, uh, sorry about the decal. The lesson, as always, is beware Cookie's advice. Mike, my fluid mechanics prof was from Australia, and we dared ask him about toilets and sink drains. He said that the Coriolis effect is a weak force and every other variable we could think of would have more impact. I think the solution is to bring a toilet that you have flushed in the northern hemisphere with you on your next trip to South Africa. Then all variables are accounted for. Untold riches await!
    3 points
  44. Finished! After I gave the camouflage a coat of Humbrol glosscote I added a mixture of Revell and Hasegawa P-38 decals plus squadron code numbers from my spares box. The code numbers while a little small were the best I had and while not the number shown in the picture are at least correct to the squadron. Over the decals went a coat of Humbrol mattcote and on top of that went a coat of weathering powders suspended in decalfix. I am not as happy as I would like with the weathering around the superchargers but it will have to do. The canopy was the original from the kit which I first of all t
    3 points
  45. Almost finished! Just waiting for a helping hand from Mitch who's kindly solved my tail flash issue, and a final varnish. I've a water based satin finish which I hope will be sufficient. Now to finish the Sea Hurricane...
    3 points
  46. 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 fo
    3 points
  47. 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
    3 points
  48. Hi all, the decaling goes on and on and on......................... The flight test title has slightly silvered I need to do a rescue job.
    3 points
  49. I've sanded back the filler and re-scribed some of the panel lines that had gone astray. I thought it was time for a little dry run so I put all of the sub-assemblies together for a few pictures before painting. As previously mentioned, the landing legs were of differing lengths so I cut off the original foot pads and made some new ones - I was still working on them at the time of these pictures: Karl
    3 points
  50. 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
    3 points
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