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  1. All, Some pictures of my completed 1/72 Matchbox Armstrong Whitworth Siskin between the wars fighter. Built mostly OOB with some very minor detail work creating basic cockpit, separating the control surfaces and reducing landing gear struts to make it appear more weighted down when on the ground. Rigged with very fine sewing mending thread (monofilament) and brush painted as always. Constructive comments welcome Regards Dave
    32 points
  2. Hi everybody, The goal was to finish in early November and for 30 min and the bonding of the antenna is good. Here is the Stirling Italeri in its version of para / glider tug. I just have to find him a place in the house now because it does not fit in my showcase Hope you like Joel
    15 points
  3. Nowadays with the upcomming AZ-Model, we will have an easy way to build a Bf 109 G-6/AS. But a while ago there was no AS Version available and so I did a kitbash, using the fuselage of Revells G-10 and the wings of Academys G-6 togehter with PE cooler-flaps from Eduard. Additionally I repositioned the landing flaps and the elevator. Revells G-10 was partialy rescribed, it got a new propeller from quickboost, and I reworked the oilcooler, the MG openings, the supercharger inlet and gave her a CMK Resin Cockpit The 109 is painted with Gunze Acrylics in RLM 75/83/73. Weathering was done wit
    14 points
  4. Hi everybody, as said my first RFI and first time using a few new techniques (varnishes for decals, washes) so be gentle! I am also well aware of a MAJOR gaffe I made on the tail.... Have done many RAF planes but I was so focused on positioning I put them on the wrong way round . Aside from that I'm very pleased with myself and the finish, my best ever I think. I opted for the RAF Valley based squadron as I was on annual camp there twice with the ATC. Also painted the wings in Hu 166 as I have seen pictures of them like this, and it is a sexy grey... Though I haven't a clue if this is accura
    13 points
  5. Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant. Here is the link to the WIP Thank you for looking. Joe.
    12 points
  6. Well, I made it back from the windswept shores of Lake Erie and what's more.. I passed my exam!!! Now I'm back I have another 10 weeks of weekly assessments then straight into exam number 2! Oh goody... NOT! Life kinda got in my way upon my return but I have finally managed to snag a few moments dans la basement. I am desperately trying to get to the point where I can get the last coat of semi-gloss on but I keep finding things that need done first. As I left my last post I had managed to make one o' them thar sticky-outy sharp thingies. That is now fixed in place, painted, and pointing ba
    11 points
  7. IPMS Portugal launched the challenge to its members: build a T-6 at 1:100 scale to be displayed in Telford next November.
    10 points
  8. Good day, jentlemen! This is my next model.
    10 points
  9. Hi Guys for the BC display at Telford this year we have the Stirling on show as it'll be 75th anniversary of their introduction into service. With this in mind I decided to build N3640 as it was the first one issued to a Sqd, in August 1940, for evaluation purposes. There were some notable differences which I had to get in so here goes. The mid upper turret needed deleting, there is some evidence that the early ones had the mid under turret but I couldn't see any evidence from the piccies I had so I went without, probably be proven wrong soon. The two masts under the nose needed to be deleted
    10 points
  10. Hi all, here are some pictures of my last completed build. It is the very nice Zvezda BF 109 kit (F4 version) finished as a plane from JG 77, flown by Heinrich Setz, in Crimea 1942. The decals are from an Authentic Decals sheet. Paints are Gunze acrylics. I hope you will like it, best, Christian.
    9 points
  11. HI all! Today the Russian whiz. A quite good kit, wich made a lot of fun. Also finally something else than our evergreens 109, Spit and all these things. Best regards Andy
    8 points
  12. First posting of a model on this forum (sorry, no WIP). Completed using Vallejo Acrylics, Panel washed using Windsor and Newton inks. First time doing pre-shading, but I'm very happy with how it came out. Dave
    7 points
  13. After registering and introducing myself in the "New member" section, http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234990577-hello-from-cologne-germany/ I would like to show some of my models. I hope it is ok to show some work that has been posted somewhere else before. I would like to start with this Junkers Ju 88. It was done mainly OOB. I painted the A-5 with Gunze Acrylics (my favorite brand), gave it a wash with oil colors and finaly weathered it with Tamiyas Weathering Sets. This plane flew with the KG 30 in Finnland 1941/42. The Kit-decals are rather simple (only crosses and a
    7 points
  14. After placing yet another ill fitting jet on the shelf of doom, I thought I'd try a new direction and decided on WW2 single engined fighters. This is the Tamiya kit and what a great little kit! No hassles putting it together at all. I didn't pay too much attention to accuracy, I just went back to basics. A week to build instead of a two month jet slog has given my mojo a lovely little boost! I used Xtradecals and painted with a mix of Humbrol, Revell, Mr hobby and Tamiya paints. Anyway, the pics (not the best quality as I have to rely on the sun and it aint around.. Excuse the broken cannon
    7 points
  15. I got two coats of matt varnish on this yesterday and added the final details this morning so I am calling the aircraft part of this build done. I still need to do some work to organise displaying it, but because the 109 is now going to feature alongside it I need to crack on with that build. Hopefully going to make it. I would just like to add my thanks to those of you who have stayed with this build and for all the help and support given.
    7 points
  16. Hello modellers, just finished my first seaplane. Mostly OOB with just few additions in the cockpit and cut of tail control surfaces. The hasegawa kit is not the newest but definitively great quality and really enjoyable. just the decals were a bit out of register but nothing dramatic to adjust. Painting has been done with airbrush using Tamiya Acrylics and Tamiya spray for finishing. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Enjoy the pictures and thanks for looking. Cheers Andy
    6 points
  17. On another note, any Father who reads Kipling to his offspring is an absolute hero in my book.
    6 points
  18. Hello to all. My latest finished model. AV-8A from Airfix in 1/72, completely out of the box, just added harnesses to the ejection seat and a few buttons to the side consoles. Great kit, great fit, just a little issue with the intakes (inside) but everything went fine at the end.
    6 points
  19. On a model railway forum I visit (don't tell anyone I said that...!!) they have a number of these 'buttons'. When first introduced, replacing the single like button, everyone poo-poohed the idea saying they'd never use them, what a wastte of time, etc etc. Now I think everyone thinks they're a great idea! You have the usual like, together with agree, thanks, funny, clever/craftsmanship, informative useful, & friendly/supportive.... Keith
    6 points
  20. Cheers fella nice of you to say so Got the masks on and was somewhat unsure about them at first, mainly due to the various sections not meeting perfectly across the fuselage halves or between fuselage and wing, although a little extra work with scissors and some masking fluid sorted that issue out. Really should have taken a photo at that point but... I got carried away With all the masking off I'm really pleased with the results. Only the wavy wing leading edge will need more work;
    6 points
  21. Thank you very much, Gentlemen. I appreciate your interest and kind words. Thanks particularly to Sergey for an very interesting and useful photograph. I had some false starts on this over the past couple of weeks, as I had no choice but to guess regarding the manner in which the motor was mounted. I had seen two methods on Farmans, one a sort of four-point star, and one a truncated pyramid. I tried both, and in doing so realized I had botched the motor, which to engage any mounting would need more crankcase behind the cylinder bank. Then I got lucky. I had put up an inquiry on a small forum
    6 points
  22. With my latest build very close to completion it's on to the next build, Kopro's boxing of the Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot to be built as Ukrainian machine in the latest camo scheme. And the extras............................... I'm planning on using some of the panels from the MIG-21 set on the same shaped/sized panels on this kit, mostly consisting of the round ones on the engine pods. And finally, what I hope will be a cracking set of decals.........
    5 points
  23. I hope as a newcomer I've posted this in the most appropriate place. It was posted by Al Bowie on HyperScale, but I thought some may enjoy it here too if it has not been posted before: This Fantasy Kit site with really well done mock-ups of box-art. Mainly Airfix, but a large number of Matchbox and others. https://www.facebook.com/fantasykitworld
    5 points
  24. Airfix new models, a 1/48 model I didnt like it too much. Some problems at construction and the body doesnt fit so good Never mind, try the quality of plastic and details. An English Land Rover in Bosnia, just in the middle of a Serb protest and got some damage All made by brush and vallejo acylics, oils and pigments.
    5 points
  25. I can only applaud Martin's grown-up attitude to the situation, and would advise anyone to assume that the person they are discussing is able to read this (it is an open forum as far as reading goes), so not to use derogatory wording about a company's business decision, just because it doesn't meet with your approval. More power to your elbow Martin & Sio
    5 points
  26. Here’s my rendition of the Arii (originally produced by Otaki?) 1:48 scale F4U-1A Corsair. Even though it was first issued in 1972, the Arii kit builds into a nice Corsair. The good points are very accurate outline and shapes, finely recessed panel lines, and great parts fit. Drawbacks are a simple and inacurate cockpit and wheels, and an engine that doesen’t remotely resemble any engine used in any aircraft. Here’s how I upgraded the kit: I replaced the cartoonish engine with with a resin R-2800, updated the cockpit with Eduard photoetched insturment panel, seat and sidewall details, and us
    5 points
  27. Hobbyboss kit with resin Aires ejection seats, main wheel bay and weapons from Eduard Brassin series ( AIM-9, GBU-10 and Mk.82 bombs on MER's ). I used Xtradecal sheet for the markings.
    4 points
  28. I'm happy today.... seven years after my previous finished work (Sh60B 1/72) I can call another one a finished one.... Very happy indeed... There are things that could be improved, of course, but i'm very happy with the results... Mostly having in count that is my first civil vehicle and my first 1/32 model... This model is dedicated to all of you that posted in my WIP thread. Thanks a lot
    4 points
  29. Hi folks, Here are some glamour shots of my completed Beaufighter. Apart from tape seat belts, it's completely oob. I wanted to get the 'vibe' of the kit, before building the others (4) in my stash more seriously. Scheme is brush painted with Xtracrylix. I am seriously impressed by the kit. The vast majority of the build sequence is sensible, parts fit where they should and overall assembly is pretty simple. Two things I will mention though: 1) Engine cowlings: Suggest you glue the cowling pieces together to form the complete cowling, let dry, then add the engine, rather than assemble
    4 points
  30. You know Martin, I'm looking forward to saying hello in person one day. Your attitude and approach is first class.
    4 points
  31. Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant Finished. Thank you all for looking and your post during my WIP. I've put some photos in the Gallery Joe
    4 points
  32. Thanks Beard Big day today... Masked by Ced Bufton, on Flickr DG on by Ced Bufton, on Flickr Make sure you move other parts out of the spray booth - rats. Had to do these again: Oops by Ced Bufton, on Flickr Mask off by Ced Bufton, on Flickr Out to dinner tonight and Yeovilton show tomorrow so probably doing a bear impression (big paws) Thanks for looking!
    4 points
  33. I have been shamed by my lack of industry. Somewhere Lord Tebbit frowns disapprovingly and knows not why. (I always wondered if anyone ever made decals for his Vampire from his RAF days -- one could do a dogfight double with it and whatever Tony Benn flew.)
    4 points
  34. Keeping us all in suspense until Telford when they announce their new Victor, Blue Steel version. Well, I can hope, can't I?
    4 points
  35. here are pics of my Ventura Spit 'XIV. I built it many years ago around the 80s or earlier not sure now. Any how, they illustrate the look of the kit and I have also included a couple shots of the Fujimi 'bubble top' XIV for comparison. In the original issue as this one was, the cannon,prop blades, exhaust stubs, u/c legs, control column were in white metal and a piece of fine gauze was also included to fit in the underwing rads. Later issues by Ventura did not have these metal parts so much due to 'elf n' safety' regs or something like that. I know the tailwheel is AWOl o
    4 points
  36. Tail Fix started, the pictures say it all I think...
    4 points
  37. I really shouldn't drop these into a thread about Stirlings, and that kit DOES look fun but... I sold a few of these over the years, it looked after me better than the Hurricane book has! A few from years ago. This lot is comfortably into 7 and possibly 8 figures now when added up and , perhaps, the reason I have been looking back today was (and you read it here first) today I ceased to be the owner of this lady. A hard and upsetting day
    4 points
  38. Thanks CedB, sometimes we have to make it easy for ourselves... I saw the 'hole' on the sheet and thought... recycle! @ArmouredSprue: thank you very much for following this thread! 221. The lower wings are fixed, glued with Gator Glue (which, as I've explained before, is totally different from Gator's Grip glue, often wrongly referred to as Gator Glue). 222. After 45 minutes of drying time I started sanding the fuselage. 223. The gaps near the wing roots and the wing parts are filled with thick CA + accelerator, thereafter filed. 224. CA glue in this spot may look risky...
    4 points
  39. Its getting there. Main camo pattern done. Needs some touch ups and the underneath to get another coat of light grey. Then to make it all very shiney for the decals.
    4 points
  40. C-54D Skymaster Revell 1:72 The Skymaster from Douglas was a four engine transport aircraft developed for the USAAF during WWII. Like its predecessor the C-47 its was also developed from an a civilian airliner; in this case the DC-4. The DC-4 started life back in 1935 from a requirement of United Air Lines for a larger and more sophisticated replacement for the DC-3. The DC-4 had a planned capacity of 42 passengers and would be the first large aircraft to feature a nosewheel. Other new features would be boosted flight controls, and air-conditioning. The prototype would fly in 1938 with
    3 points
  41. Yes I know that you have all seen 1 or 50 of these before but this is my first EVER Lightning build....!!! Really enjoyed this kit and will plan on doing many more. Sprayed using Vallejo Model Air paints, Flory Wash, sealed with Vallejo Matt. Wire for the pitot probe. Cheers all, Phil Thanks for looking.
    3 points
  42. Wait until he takes it off. It looks like the kind of slug that'll stop you from leaving the house.Edit: to correct spelling.
    3 points
  43. thanks Ian! this week I got the 11-member carrier deck crew delivered, in 4 different scales. the largest is printed in Nylon, the rest in transparent resin. The detailing of the figure in 1:144 is the same as the one in 1:32! I modelled them with a piece of tube on 1 of the shoes so that they are easier to paint. This will be a big convenience since each figure is just 12 mm's tall! the next step is to clean them in IPA and to give them a basecoat of paint. This will also make the details stand out more than when looking at the transparent resin. I now also have the tie downs for
    3 points
  44. This morning's fun: Masked up by Ced Bufton, on Flickr Um??!! by Ced Bufton, on Flickr I left this on while I had some lunch, fully expecting this weird stuff to eat the model while I was away, but no... Masks off by Ced Bufton, on Flickr Out to dinner tonight and Yeovilton show tomorrow so probably doing a bear impression (big paws) (cut and pasting jokes now, groan) Thanks for looking!
    3 points
  45. You're not wrong there!Realised this morning that I had forgotten to add the gunner's seat at rear of the cockpit. I managed to snap off one of the legs from gunner's seat, but stuck it in anyway as it's barely visible with the lid off, let alone with the fairly thick Revell canopy on. I'm fairly satisfied with the pit, as it now looks suitably busy and crowded just like the real thing, particularly when viewed from the front. I'm not going to fit the front canopy piece until late in the build, as it will allow me access to the interior just in case I drop it again! This was the side
    3 points
  46. Just to show I'm actually doing something on this build, this is where I'm up to: You can see in the radome area how gappy this kit has been for me! There's a bit more tidying up to do, some more filling and PE etc. to do before the primer goes on. It's definitely worth the work though, it's a beautiful aircraft once it's all put together.
    3 points
  47. Hannants have updated the links with the price plus the usual pre-order 10% off offer. So the RRP appears to be £45, although that price may be less at the show. To me I class that as affordable for a limited run injection kit of that size of a subject unlikely to be covered by a mainstream supplier and half the price of a resin equivalent, so I'll still be buying one if not two as some interesting projects now possible using this as a base kit.
    3 points
  48. G'day people, Thanks very much for all your comments, they are much appreciated. I have manged to squeeze everything into the fuselage and glued the two fuselage halves together. While that is drying, I turned my attention to the whirly bits. Hasegawa included a small PE fret in my boxing. One of the intended areas for the PE is the tail rotor. In addition to the "Y" shaped PE, I added some wire solder. Next up, The main rotor. The kit rotor hub is very plain, and in comparison to the Zvesda kits, this area is much more simplified. The individual blades attach the the lower via a pin syst
    3 points
  49. If I never see another F-16 again in my entire life, it will be too soon! Martin
    3 points
  50. G'day people, I spent today painting the cockpit and cabin. These are just a single colour, black and light blue respectively, so this was a pretty straightforward affair. The PE set supplied replacement cabin doors in the form of built up laminated sections. The lower sections were assembled completely, but for ease of painting, the upper section containing the windows have been painted separately. The cabin was initially devoid of all detail, not even the bench seat was supplied by Hasegawa, which was a little surprising considering the fact that the kit has the option for open cabi
    3 points
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