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  1. G'day people, Here are the pics of my completed Zero. I bought this one for just $10 Aussie from Aldi when they had a few of these on spesh recently. This is one of Airfix's recent newly tooled kits and it went together in just a few evenings. The fit was great, the instructions were very clear and the decals were great. I kept it mostly unmodified, however I replaced the driver with a better resin item (not that he is all that visible) and displaced the elevators to give a little life. I would have liked to have the ailerons displaced as well but that would have requir
    25 points
  2. Hi All, Here is something a bit different, a conversion of the DH Dreams (Canada) snapfit Beaver Floatplane a project I have wanted to make since seeing the advert in Fine Scale Modeller many years ago. The kit has solid windows and needs an interior but I found pics on the net which helped a lot, and further mods made specific to a British Army version. Windows were cut out and replaced from a Ferrera Roche Xmas box lid as the edges of it are curved which gives you a fighting chance. I have made the wings removable for easy transportation.All decals scourced from the spares box and model pa
    20 points
  3. Hello to All This is my latest completion and something different for me. Eduard 1/48 Hellcat Mk II from the Dual Combo Profipack release. The additions were a resin seat from Ultracast with moulded on belts and Resin wheels from Eduards Brassin range. Otherwise she is as it comes including etch, decals and masks from the kit. The aircraft is from 1844 Sqn FAA aboard HMS Indomitable, Pacific 1945. Painted with Testors Modelmaster enamels. I hope you like her. Constructive feedback is always welcome. Cheers Andrew.
    16 points
  4. Hallo Ladies and Gentlemen, today my last built of the P-47 Razorback in 1/72. It is finished with Alclad 2 . Decals came from Rising Decals. A nice kit wich is easy to build and made a lot of fun. Unfortunatly I have no figures for a little diorama. Have fun! Best regards Andy
    8 points
  5. Right, here she is. I started this kit 2 years ago, and she ended up on the shelf of doom . No real reason, just other builds came along. So with the Ferrari done, it was back to the shelf, thr good lady had told me, no more fresh builds until you get some finished. Any how, the kit went together well but the decals..... another matter. I got some True Details decals they were OK. Painted with Tamiya and Alcad, varnished with Vallejo. This has been a test bed for me, on various levels. And I have learned a few good lessons . So apologies for all the mistakes, I left them there as a re
    8 points
  6. Hey guys, i would like to show you my last build, Tamiya P-51D Mustang. It was just a quick build, originaly planed as OOB.. in the end i did a few additions: - puttied wing - riveted fuselage - cockpit detailing (scratch + some PE + aires seat) - scratched mirror - quickboost flaps, main gear legs covers, tail wheel well, propeller blades - re-shaped main gear legs + added some details to these - added details to drop tank racks - added details to drop tanks (scratches, pipes) - drilled exhausts pipes - new MG barrels made from needles/brass tubes - formation lights drilled out an
    6 points
  7. Hi everyone and as promised here are some pics from this finished build. I've included a link to the WIP thread if you hadn't seen it before and to recap, this all started with me asking fellow modeller and all-round good bloke Chief Wiggum if he considered building his Trumpeter TU-95 Bear as an in-flight intercept diorama. After almost 10 months and a lot of modelling heartache later (99% for Chief), here it is. We were absolutely thrilled and stunned to win Silver in the Diorama class at the IPMS Ireland Nationals with it as well as the 'People's Choice' Award as voted for by the public a
    6 points
  8. Here is another of my British models for you. As per usual, I have posted this model on other sites, so it may have been seen already. This is Trumpeters much criticized F. Mk1a/F3 kit with a few things done to it. Modifications to back date the kit to a Mk1: Removal of the wiring conduit running 3/4 of the length of the fuselage Scratchbuilt Instrument panel. Corrections and additions to the kit: Reshaping of the fuselage area underneath the windshield Removal of most of the canopy and windshield frames and then re-modelling them to make them fatter Reshaping of the spi
    6 points
  9. Ukraine's potentially new SU-27 replacement - the T-50 Kit: Revell 1/72 Paints: AKAN, Tamiya, Alclad Decals: Begemot and kit WIP thread Thanks for looking MH
    6 points
  10. After three months of occasional evenings.... Here is a Classic Airframes 1/48 Sea Hornet NF.21. This has had selected areas fully detailed that are not usually covered. Also, this has had a number of modifications that are necessary to correct the basic shape: +6.5mm insert in the rear fuselage ahead of the tailplane/fin. Full depth undercarriage bays. Complete undercarriage leg, bays, and doors moved rearward by 6.5mm Filled unnecessary panel lines on fuselage and wings Added correct panel lines on wings. This was all detailed in a WIP thread here:
    5 points
  11. So I have finally managed to complete my A300 in the old SAA colours. This was probably one of the most pleasant Airfix kits I've built to date despite its age. As with most Airfix kits I still had to do quite a bit of work to correct some problems, especially the shape of the nose and I had to scratch build some parts that Airfix forgot to add. Painting was done using Revell Acrylics, finished off with two coats of future floor. Because no decals exist for this scheme I had to airbrush the cheatline on. This was a first for me as most sets include the cheatline. The rest of the decals we
    5 points
  12. I recently had a couple of Mr. Color acrylic paints sent to me as samples from the new UK distributor for the range: RAF dark earth and RAF dark green. Hmm, I thought, scratching my head and taking a look at my stash. What can I use these on? My eyes fell on a little red box, and everything fell into place -or fell out with it- as I pulled out Airfix's new(ish) Spitfire Mk.I/Mk.II, with the two bladed prop and flat canopy for the pre-war option. Tucked in the box along the kit was a decal sheet from Xtradecal with very early 19 Squadron markings, and I wasted no time in cracking on. Remarkabl
    5 points
  13. Quick build of the Fujimi kit....Slightly sloppy paint-job, left-over decals...nuff said!
    5 points
  14. Hi all, I'm never sure where to post figures - I've had a thread in the Figures subforum but it looks like finished ones should be here? Anyway, I've been painting a bunch of figures from the recent Games Workshop Age of Sigmar box. As usual the starter set is quite keenly priced for what you get, the individual figures and squads are eye-wateringly expensive though. In reverse order of completion, here are: Khorgos Khul, Mighty Lord of Khorne (chief bad guy) Stormcast Eternal Prosecutor (flying hammer-chucking goodie) Five Bloodreavers (junior bad guys) Sto
    4 points
  15. Hi This is my first gallery in this forum, so maybe few words about me. I'm from Poland and I'm mainly building americans planes. I like putty for plastic and send paper , so my last model is Northrop BT-1, which released VALOM. The build thread can be found here. Bye for now, Jaro
    4 points
  16. Here is my latest aerobatic kit, a Cougar Blue Angels. It was abandoned by a friend who gave it to me (half built). The kit is really sharp in the edges and with recesive panel. No coments about decals... they were destroyed at water contact.. so i had to use the Panther Blue angels Revell decals from my next proyect (now naked), and the "Blue Angels" from an old hasegawa kit (f-18 i think).. It was painted with modelmaster Blue angel Blue (1772), and Alclad II. Now my aerobatic collection rose to 10. Cheers! Orlando.
    4 points
  17. Evening all, seems to be a russian invasion on the shelf at the moment after the recent MIG 27 build i just got hooked … so i dusted off another great MIG aircraft , The kit itself is very well presented and moulded in white plastic. one decal option is with the kit again very good detail if not a little tricky ….. To build its a straight forward kit nothing to challenging , wings are not a great fit but with the usual work you can get around it , otherwise ok. built as the box comes with and added resin seat , thanks for looking !
    4 points
  18. Ok! Radios & radar built and placed in position and I'm happy with the result so now I can start going forward in my OOB build LOL Kev
    4 points
  19. Bandai's peach of a kit. I used an off the shelf LED flasher board, that worked swimmingly. Six 3mm LEDs were used total. All fit under the base I expanded from the kit base, with plastic card.Yes, the lens flare is a bit much, but what the hell?
    4 points
  20. Hi all more progress this morning,I,ve glossed the airframe added a couple of the decals and dropped a wash in the few recessed panel lines on the kit also the upper wing is painted and glossed,wheels on with just another touch up on the hubs to do.next step is to rig the inside of the wing struts before the top wing is fixed.Thank's for looking in.
    4 points
  21. Now after a few nights definitely starting to look distinctly beaufighter shaped! Though a bit peeved I think the all too important 'flat' tailplane has dried a little wonky....
    4 points
  22. Yellow came out alright, as did the white. But wasn't happy with the blue. Finish looked average and it ws still tacky after 24 hours (I've always had issues with Xtracolour and WEM doing that, hence I usually avoid them). Nothing wrong with Humbrol for enamels IMHO But the advantage of using Enamels over Acrylics is that it's easy to remove. 15 mins later and it's back to the beginning Going to try the decals.
    4 points
  23. It's quite simple. Casual buyers, which still account for a huge proportion of kit sales in the UK, will look at something which says Airfix on the box before anything else. This is why Airfix probably sell more models in this country than most other brands put together, and why model shops stock a proportionally higher amount of Airfix products. This, I suspect, is why Airfix have put money and time into producing a B-17, and why they will doubtless continue to release more well known subjects.
    4 points
  24. So, here is what the other end of the wing looks like (thanks to Lightningboy2000). I flipped the photo horizontally so it would look like the starboard wing: And here is my half-baked attempt at reproducing it (I really don't like these macro images of 1:72 scale model parts, things look so much better in real life): At least I found a way to use more white plastic! Here is a comparison with the other wing that I haven't done yet: I think it will be OK. There are some additional details yet to be added, but this will be a good founda
    4 points
  25. Just completed the new Mark ! models Beaufighter VI. She;s tiny but she's a BEAUtiful kit!
    4 points
  26. How pathetic I have become...trolling around these pages hoping to catch a glimpse at the next instalment when it comes out! Given that Pete must have a day job and or a life outside of entertaining the likes of me; I decided to do some trolling around in my stash for anything I may have on N7654C. I could have sworn that I have a VERY old magazine from the 70's on the topic of these firebombers -- but alas, I cannot find it. A quick check online did come up with a couple of neat hits though: 1. http://hsfeatures.com/features04/f7f3dwa_1.htm 2. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Grumman-F7
    4 points
  27. Hi again, This is an update with last night's work. Most of the work I did was painting the canopies of my other builds for this GB (the Do 17z and the Bf 109 E4). However, I decided to remove some masking I had applied to the cockpit parts. I started by removing the masking from the following part, which goes behind the instrument panel and has an area that should be natural metal instead of cockpit green. I used Alclad White Aluminium for the metal area: IMAG2770 Then, I removed the masking from the circular black spot on the top of the bulkhead
    4 points
  28. Left click on picture to see at it's best
    3 points
  29. What do you need the lepus flare for? surely you would get enough light from the WE177? Selwyn (Ducks for cover chuckling!)
    3 points
  30. Small update for this evening. Progress slowed down a little bit due to some career courses in Portsmouth and SWMBO not being entirely happy with me airbrushing at the kitchen worktop while I wait on the desk arriving at my new flat. The only positive to the desk situation is I've got permission (kind of...) to turn the spare room into a modelling room/man cave. So its not all bad news! Anyway, bit more progress on the decals, all of which are now on. The stencils are a combination of the Berna Decals sheet and the Dynavector decals themselves. Both types have thick carrier film which didn't
    3 points
  31. More updates for the Javelin, progressing very quickly, tail already has gloss cote ready for decals and will be glossing down the fuselage tonight, leaving it to dry for a decaling session on Saturday. Really fun and quick build this is turning out to be.
    3 points
  32. Picked this up last year at Telford. Almost missed it as it was tucked away in the corner. Dug out an old Hasegawa kit I'd finished years ago that was sat in the loft. No real issues other than finding a couple of pics on line that seem to indicate that the wings and elevators were finished in a camouflage pattern, not the RLM02 as advertised. Still, fun to build.
    3 points
  33. @Jaime: sorry for that @Josip: you're right, although it is understandable that Airfix made them that thick. When I picked up Eduard's barrels for a picture, one of them broke. Probably because I picked it up wrong. So, they are very delicate and I can understand that Airfix chose not to do that (also because then the plastic might get bent very easily). 90. RLM66 was added. I used Vallejo Air 71.055 (RLM66), 71.001 (white), Vallejo thinner and Vallejo flow improver. If used in the right ratio's, airbrushing will go flawlessly. I added 20% white for scale effect. Best possible ex
    3 points
  34. How well I know you - when I was writing the post and I got to this bit: (but no I'm not going to attempt to cut out masks and paint the letters and roundels!) and I knew what you'd say in reply and I seriously almost wrote (but no Giemme I'm not going to attempt to cut out masks and paint the letters and roundels!) .....or something.......... Hi Nick. It's not my idea - I 'borrowed' it off someone else here on Britmodeller! It is a bit tricky to do in places - internal round corners, etc. but with a bit of practice it does help reduce the amount of silvering. Not at all!! I keep
    3 points
  35. Thanks Stew See below - I'm not sure it's done the job but it does look better with the matt coat on. Thanks Jaime Wait no longer - see below. Thanks Chris Indeed I can now breathe again... after fitting the windscreens of course. I'm calling this done and I've posted in the gallery (number 6!) As promised some shots on the problems... Silvering pre Matt coat by Ced Bufton, on Flickr Not entirely gone but good enough for the ceiling. As is the (I'm not happy but my eyes can't cope) rough finish around the demarkation line and the lumpy finish (in some places) from the rattle can
    3 points
  36. Thanks Steve (and Rob, Ozzy and philp). I made a start on the Albion, an hours graft and i had this - Very nice fit on this on far (Like the Bedford), a joy to build. Hopefully more progress tonight! Thanks for looking, Nick
    3 points
  37. Hello Everyone, This is my third build for Karen at work. This time I have gone for the "enemy" and provided the BF110, before anyone asks or notices, I am not allowed to put any swastikas on the aircraft. Complete crock I think but I can live with it. I used an Eduard Zoom set for the interior and mask for the canopy, both I will be using again, but not relying on them. Oh I also had an Eduard Brassin MG15, which I also like as well and I will be using the other one that I have. I'm not too sure on the colours, but this is what Vallejo suggest and I am aware of the cock up on the righ
    3 points
  38. A full sprue of M48A3 parts has arrived at Squarehead Towers, having travelled all the way from Italy, courtesy of Tommaso over on ML Braile.....We're back on track!
    3 points
  39. I received the lighting system in the mail today and immediately set about testing if the idea that I had with it works. I think it has been successful but I still have a fair way to go before I am happy with it. Here is the system that I got. It is a Turnigy Simulated LED system from Hobby King. It is designed for RC aircraft and as such is being modified to fit the Concorde. I am keen to avoid making the model `toy like' so I am devising this system without any external switches or any other indication that I have just thrown a few LEDs around the model. I am also aiming to have the mode
    3 points
  40. Hi again, Update with last night's work. With the transparent parts masked I was ready to start painting the interior RLM02 colour. First I stuck the transparent parts on toothpicks with blobs of blu-tack on the tip: IMAG2764 After painting, this was the result: IMAG2769 Thanks for looking Jaime
    3 points
  41. I think their next big bomber would be a B-24, they have one in their range and it's VERY old so due for a replacement.
    3 points
  42. Hi folk,s just a quickie,got the first couple of coats of gray/green camo on and top and bottom of the upper wing colours on and popped on but not yet glued for another dry run.Started a bit of painting and dry brush of the engine.Thanks for looking in.
    3 points
  43. Thanks for that, Steve. So, without any "modesty panel" covering up the wing fold jack, that means I will have to scratch some details to put in that spot! Whose idea was it to fold the wings on this model again? I'm not too worried about making a wing fold jack, as it's a pretty basic shape. Here is my concern though - it seems to me that this is a hydraulic ram of some sort. There is a larger diameter than is attached to the fuselage, and a smaller diameter, movable shaft that protrudes out and connects to the wing. At this stage in the build, I don't have a good sense of how lon
    3 points
  44. Hiya Folks, I managed to get the decals on today and cut up the Eagle Editions decals to make the outlined style codes sported by JT160.; So at least it looks like Sub. Lt. Raymond Knott`s JT160 now, Cheers Tony PS- Meant to say that the real JT160 appears to have those blue coloured tapes around the furward fuselage so I`ve applied white ones from the decals to act as a guide for the blue ones which I`ll paint on. Also the white square on the wing will be a yellow/mustard anti gas patch.
    3 points
  45. While I'm waiting for the harness to turn up to complete the cockpit, I've been thinking about the base and the undercarriage for the speeder. I'd originally intended to scratch build some landing gear but that would have meant cutting apertures in the underside and building up some kind of gear bays along with making the gear itself and, frankly, I couldn't be bothered to put that much work into it, especially when you'd hardly see it. Thinking about it for a while, I decided that, since I'll be leaving some of the side panels off, a maintenance platform might work better. That way it'll loo
    3 points
  46. This one is just a quick build to keep me busy whilst I'm building the Virgin Dreamliner. It's the first Hasegawa kit I've built, impressed so far. I picked this kit up for £10 at the Scottish Airshow.
    2 points
  47. The 1:72 Eduard L-39C Albatros built in the markings of the Ghana Air Force. This particular boxing is a dual combo with two kits and labelled as L-39 Albatros, Third World, so has mostly African and Middle Eastern markings. The first kit is the Ghanaian one and the second is still being built as a Lithuanian one. No issues with the Eduard kit, however I modified the head rest area of the seats so the canopy would fit in the closed position. Build Photos Colours used were Model Master 1732 Grey on the underside, while the top side is Revell 382 Brown and Humbrol 150 Green. L-39C-58 by Ry
    2 points
  48. The body went together without any issues although the assembly order shown in the instructions is not ideal. The central wall was awkward to slide into the slots as it's wider at the bottom than the top. Next stage is the roof and ladders etc.
    2 points
  49. I re-did the blood a bit (another couple of layers of Clear Red + Blue with some GW Blue Glaze in to cool it further) and I like it now. I also blended the skulls into the base properly and added a bit of blood splatter to the axe and surrounds. So he's done! Bit of a struggle, but here we are. I'm going to have a break from the figures for a while so I can concentrate on my Crusader for the Vietnam GB, I will probably come crying back when it gets hard though I've posted some more pictures in the RFI forum here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234989516-angels-ve
    2 points
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