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  1. My Monogram B17G has been sitting in my stash for about ten years, but after getting Robert Stitt’s superb book on the Coastal Command B17 Fortress it inspired me to have a go at the conversion to a version as used in Britain. New props and nose glazing, surgery to the nose section as well as various scratch built radar aerials, plus other bits and pieces completed the change to a Fortress IIA. The Temperate Sea scheme finish on the upper surface was slightly faded and weathered because these aircraft were subject to severe weather conditions on ops over the North Sea. The model
    39 points
  2. Airfix Lysander Mk.II For some reason I never built a Lysander even though I always wanted one ever since I first saw it in the Airfix catalogue in the 1970'th. I finally bought an old Airfix kit thinking that I at last would build the "spy plane". After I had started on it I found a Frog kit as well. I heard that the they were different versions so I made a small research. The Frog is a Mk.I and the Airfix is a Mk.II so the Airfix kit was wrong for the Mk.IIISCW that was used in the "spy business". The main difference between the marks are the engines. Mk.I and III used
    27 points
  3. Hi More jets from my growing 56 Sqn collection. All thoughts, especially negative/constructive ones are much appreciated, fixes for them would be even better. Without criticism Ill never improve, so please, dont be shy, Im a big boy and I dont cry easily. Im aware of plenty of faults, I dont mind at all for more to be pointed out. Thanks for looking. Sweaty
    23 points
  4. Hello again, This is my second post for today, So here it is a (straight OOB build) new Revell Jas-39C Gripen. (Note all the clear parts were just placed for the photo shoot, they are not-glued, including hud and wind shield - I will add a pilot in the future...) If You like to see video build here is the link: Thanks for looking! All the best! Dusan.
    16 points
  5. Here is my next venture into 1/48 scale, the Hasegawa Bf109F painted up as Eberhard von Boremski's F4. The kit was very easy to make, I added the external stiffeners to the rear fuselage as I was originally going to be making another aircraft but had a paint issue so changed my plans quite late on. The photos I saw of this aircraft indicate that it might not have had the external stiffeners but they are there now. Painted with my usual Mr Hobby paints. I used decals by EagleCals and Montex masks for the Balkan crosses. I used the photos in the Luftwaffe Colours Vol. 3 Sec. 4 for inspirati
    16 points
  6. After what seems like a long time (because it has been) I've completed my ICM Bf109 F4 as a Jabo of JG53 using Montex Masks and decals, painted using Mr Hobby acrylics. The kit includes an engine however I didn't have a lot of luck getting it to all line up so made it closed up. I used a colour profile in Kagero's Monograph Series Bf109F Vol 2 as the basis for the paint job. My first attempt at using Montex masks for the Balkan crosses, I didn't fancy using the supplied Swastikas though. I'm not sure I'd bother with the masks if I was to do it again. I replaced the kit's wheels with
    14 points
  7. Hello friends, This is a great kit from Revell. Great details, build was straight oob. If You like to see video build here is the link: Thanks for looking! All the best! Dusan.
    12 points
  8. The Me 209 is one of those projects I thought about for a longer time but didn't build it. Allways an other excuse came into my mind why I pushed it away every time I saw it in the stash. Not enough information, no clues how to build this 80th years kit up to a recent standard and some more. But in the last years I changed my view on how to build models. Less research, less self inflicted pressure to get the maximum out of a kit and as we say here (dont know if there is a similar english expression) "to let 5 a even number" And having more relaxing fun instead. With this approach I started th
    12 points
  9. With apologies for the finger trouble which caused the post to go up half-cocked, here's the lovely little Airfix Spitfire 22, almost out of the box, but with the following tweaks for a 24: starboard rear fuselage hatch moved forward as for a Mk 24 rear fuselage fuel filler added shortened gun barrels for a late 24 undercarriage doors changed to Seafire type for a late 24 (I think this is correct for this aircraft - VN496, the last Spitfire, had them but it's not an exact science for earlier airframes) bomb racks and rocket rails adapted from Special Hobby items drilled out exhaust pipes add
    11 points
  10. Hi there I've been building this for the last couple of months it's a Revell British Airways kit, to which I've added Nazca Retro SAS decals, with some of the BA decals. I hope you like it. Cheers David
    11 points
  11. A full build article is to be featured in the next Airfix Model World, which will be out in a couple weeks, but in the mean time, here's a sneak peak at my Pilot Replicas J21. After the issue hits the stands, I'll be happy to answer any questions and post additional photos. Cheers, Eric
    10 points
  12. Start new project ... Fantastic Ultra Newest KIT !! Excellent surface material, a lot of good detail - very sharp and clear. Riveting whole surface of the model. Complete engine with many details. From Special Hobby Pe-2 kit I say Goodbye !!
    9 points
  13. Hi Folks, I'm Peter and I'm from Germany and like to show you my model of a Dutch Two-Decker from 1665. It made completely from wood, oak to be precise and it is in 1/22nd scale. The hull is about 7 feet Long (2.1m). I've been working on it for two years now, and I hope you like it. Peter ]
    8 points
  14. Hello .... Here's my first finished model since I was a child. I had always wanted to complete a model using all the correct paints and to try to get as much detail in there as possible. I've learned a few things along the way though ... 1. Filler for the gaps would be a good option 2. Shake that paint like it's a a badly behaved <insert object/person of choice here> 3. Dust and wet paint don't mix 4. A good quality brush helps 5. Should probably laquer / varnish to protect the finish 6. Paint the whole body before glueing on the glass bits 7. Patience with a st
    8 points
  15. Hello everyone! This is my first post on Britmodeller after a long time lurking. I just finished my my first model in ten or so years, feels good to be back with the paint and glue! So, the model. I made _a lot_ of rookie mistakes, especially which the paint (did not stir the matte coat, and had to redo it several times before I understand what was wrong…) But I am pretty pleased with the result anyway. It is an Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1. Not a lot of details, but the fit was OK. Brush painted with Humbrol Enamels. The antenna that’s way too thick is stretched sprue. Base made from
    8 points
  16. Wow !!! thanks for all the high praise and for the glowing comments folks. At the end of the day I'm not really doing anything that different from what most of you folks are already doing... and some of you are doing it in 1/72 ! Pretty much all of you are doing some kind of modifications to kits or adding a few scratch built items - which is all I have really done.... I just went a bit... well.. overboard that's all. It's just one piece at a time (... and a long tortuous path to insanity ) and as (I think it was) Fritag mentioned in one of his threads somewhere - for every "good" part yo
    8 points
  17. Even though I end up with a nice result I wouldn't recommend this Corsair to you. I'd suggest to pay double or even three times and go with a Tamiya kit. It is definitely not a bad kit, nicely detailed but suffering with over engineered part brake downs, poor fitting problems and thin, missing, incorrect panel lines and white plastic injection... It turned out a nice kit at the end but takes a lot of effort and time... Surprisingly decals were extraordinary, perfectly printed, well searched and works great on surface without any solvent.
    7 points
  18. I've just finished my latest model of a P-51D of the 359th FG. I have seen hardly any 1/72 (or any scale for that matter) depictions of Ray S. Wetmore's "Daddy's Girl" Mustang, depite being the aircraft of the leading ace of the 359th FG, as well as one of the highest scoring American aces in Europe! It also wears some pleasing colours on the nose and rudder. This is the best picture I have of the subject, and I found 3 more b&w pictures, as well as a WWII colour photo of the plane before bearing the "Daddy's Girl" writing. To build the model I have used the new tool
    7 points
  19. Morning folk's a little update as I,m now at the "adding all the fiddly bit;s" stage. Before the canopy goes on I've added the framework Tony has reminded us to put in place due to Revell missing it on the kit's sprues,and mixed a dark gray wash to bring out the recessed detail,s I will go a shade or two lighter on the white area;s.Thank's for popping in.
    7 points
  20. Hello modelers, Finally managed to take nice photos of my recently completed Panther. Best Omer ERKMEN
    7 points
  21. Just finished another project. Polikarpov I-152 (I-15bis) from Special Hobby in 1/48 scale. Building process and more pictures you can see here: https://goo.gl/photos/EWb28Anj2Hx8CUZ77 The model is not for beginners. There were some difficulties, but overall positive experience. The result - one box became less Hope you like it Regards Ivan.
    6 points
  22. Hello everyone, my name is Oliver, 35 years old and this is my first post here on BM. May i present you my Revell 1:32 RAF-Typhoon. Build with Eduard Interior, Eduard Exterior, RBF and Seatbelts. Colors with Revell spraycans (i have no airbrush) After long time studing the walkways i build the Eurofighter in about 3 months hard work. This is my first build after a break of nearly 20 years, please go easy There where lots of problems with this kit (intake, apu, speedbreak...) But finally, i managed it. Now, its almost done (APU, cleaning and a glasbox for the aircraft) and my next build i
    6 points
  23. When I started this kit with the intention of building an E model many years ago I realized it is not possible to end up with a correct F-15E. So I left the half project along with my many others for many years. I was always fascinated with this unique Ferris Scheme. They look very attractive especially on Eagles. The only problem was the tiny tail numbers and very few stencils that bearly can be seen even on the actual aircraft photos. Finally custom decal print solved my problem:-) If you start the Academy kit to make an A or a B model, you will enjoy it and will be happy with the result
    5 points
  24. Hello and thanks for your interest! This is my latest model, the 1/72 Airfix Hawker Typhoon, dressed as "F-3A 'Diane'", serial number MN716, flown by Pilot Officer R.G. Fox in November 1944. The model was built from the box, the only addition was photo-etch seatbelts from CMK. Decals are from the Aviaeology sheet "RCAF Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB 1944 to Bodenplatte" (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AOD72008). The Squadrons covered are No 438, 439 and 440 Sqns during 1944 through to operation Bodenplatte. The series covers nine different subject aircraft including one car door version and ei
    5 points
  25. Well new to me Constructed this one for the What If G/B from the old Trimaster 262a Nachtjager kit which gave me no problems as the Revell kit was recomended . Build thred http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234989335-trimaster-me-262-hg-111-nachtjager/
    5 points
  26. Hope you like, open to comments. Mark
    5 points
  27. Hi ! Some days ago, Mixup_1 asked a tutorial about "How to photograph a model on a diorama". In spite of my poor English (sorry) I will try to answer to Mixup_1. Warning : This is my personal method - It's certainly not the best ever and i'm sure that there is a lot of other way to do... (if you have a different procedure, feel free to share it with us !) Well... Let's go... : Step 1 : The ground : My parking area is made from 6 sheets of paper on which I printed an image of concrete runway. These 6 sheets of paper are simply stuck on a correx pannel cut at the good size (Correx is a po
    4 points
  28. Hiya Folks, The Battle of Arnhem which was portrayed by the films `A Bridge Too Far' and `Theirs is the Glory' began 70 years ago today on Sunday 17th September 1944. Under the codename Operation Market Garden, it was part of the infamous attempt by 2nd British Army to cross the Rhine via a number of bridges captured behind enemy lines in Holland by the US 101st and 82nd and the British 1st Airborne Divisions that would then allow the Allies to advance on Germany`s industrial Ruhr Valley and effectively end the war by Christmas. As we all know Monty`s great plan didn`t work out like that
    4 points
  29. I have just completed my second entry in the Vietnam GB.The kit is a US M113 from Tamiya in 1/35. This is my second armour build since I began the hobby about a year and a half ago. I went in with bit of trepidation and unsure of how to get the best results. Thanks to all the guys in the GB though who offered much advice and support to help me fumble through. I really enjoyed the build, doing something which I usually wouldn't. The kit itself was great. Its fairly old but it went together well with good detail and a very nice interior. I had to buy some AM tracks. Also a special shout out to
    4 points
  30. Good day, gentlemen! Let me present you my next model. But first of all - little story) One of the very few fighter pilots in World War II to achieve the “ace” status in both the Pacific and European Theatres, Colonel John Landers is remembered as a skilled pilot and capable combat commander. Landers served with the 49th Fighter Group, in the Pacific Theatre flying P40’s and achieving 6 victories against the Japanese. In 1944, he was sent to Europe, where he joined the 55th Fighter Group (38th Fighter Squadron) based in Duxford, England. Five more victories were credited to him during thi
    4 points
  31. Hi all, this is my first RFI in this forum. About the kit, it was quite good besides a few bad joins and the vinyl tracks may disappoint some, but very good otherwise. Airbrushed with Tamiya acrylics, and details with Humbrol paints. The base was made out of gyp-rock, and the walls of cardboard. Any more info on asking It is meant to look quite heavily weathered btw. Full WIP here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234990517-revell-135-t-3476-model-1943/ Anyway some photos! Any criticisms, advice, and tips are welcome
    4 points
  32. This is the rebox of the moebius kit I used some black oil paint to create some shadow so I could bring the detail out
    4 points
  33. Hi all, was going through some old photo's earlier and found these, a model I have actually finished! This was a birthday present from my brother a couple of years ago... Enjoy! Al
    4 points
  34. Thanks for your replies everbody, you're making me feel very welcome here. Here are some pictures of the original model which was built to the same scale. It was most likely built around 1660-1665 and doesn't represent a specific ship, rather a type of ship. Though the dimensions match the "Hollandia" of 1665 the coat of arms at the stern is very different. This is the coat of arms of Prins Willem III who later became King William of England thus some scholars believe the model represents the "De Jonge Prins" which was in reality a much smaller ship with less cannon. Apparently the comtemporar
    4 points
  35. Hello! So after some time I show you my JU 88 G6 from Dragon/Cyber Hobby- Orange Box in 1/48. Pretty old kit and because of the many re-edtions the moulding suffered from that. The construction was a real challenge. I've tried to avoid filler. So dry fitting is a "must do". I have replaced all MG 151 with brass rods. The FUGs are from Mastermodel. Another challenge, because I tried the solder them. In the end it wasn't that hard, as I've thought. I made a template that helped me a lot.The rear antenna holder is also a brass construction soldered togehter. I've rescribed the fuel hatches on
    4 points
  36. Well thats the weapons on and I am calling her done! Outdoor Pics Indoor pics under lights: Will take a picture once it joins other models on my sons ceiling! I will then post in the gallery Enjoyable build, thanks for looking!
    4 points
  37. Right...on to the cockpit. Starting from the navigator's office, you may recall that I had, unnecessarily, actually, removed the navigators left hand consul ....and here it is, removed in all of its glory As I had decided that the whole of the navigator's station could do with being raised, I separated the pilot's office and the rear bulkhead.. so this all had to be re-built...with the floor and consuls raised by approx 4mm, more-or-less the height of the plinth. the seat is being used to check clearances I've added plastic card overlay floor and rear bulkhead... ..and have test
    4 points
  38. I wonder where this "Airfix will ONLY be producing models they can use LIDAR on" came from From the reading I've done they are using the old familiar drawings technique as well as CAD and LIDAR in future production If they only intend to use LIDAR the future of modelling is utterly dependant upon preservation societies, not a healthy move And if they want to make ME happy a nice accurate Apache please Matt, UK version thank ye very muchly And a nice accurate set of Westland helicopters, Whirlwind and some Wessexes Then maybe a nice new Belvedere and Sycamore If you think there's a tren
    4 points
  39. Yes, here are a few: For some reason the top of the front seat was painted black green - all other Draken seats were natural metal. Also note that Danish Drakens had white landing gear legs while the Swedish Drakens had green. I will also soon post pictures of the finished F-35.
    4 points
  40. Finally arrived, paint Mr.Paint for Swedish Air Force and masks from Maestro Models ... Now I can continue the project. To be continued ...
    4 points
  41. Thanks John! Oil washes: I use a Future coat to protect my paint job, but any acrylic gloss clear coat would do (I use almost only acrylics for painting). I normally rub off the excess oil using a paper towel (not the kitchen one) going along the air flow; if it's not enough, I slightly damp it into odorless oil thinner (same I use to thin down my washes) and redo it. Key here is to not rub off too hard; just be patient and you can get pretty nice modulation of the washes. As for pre-shading: it's really a matter of practice and getting the hang of it. You want to use a thinner mix of paint
    4 points
  42. Hi John, thanks for joining! Here's a quick update on the weathering stage: I did a first round of pin wash on the panel lines, using oils For the RLM76 I used a Payne Grey wash; Payne Grey is actyually a sort of blue, I didn't want a too stark of a contrast. On the yellow areas, I used a very dark brown wash. Top side, again only RLM76 area have been "washed" here Second round: I added a dark brown wash only around the movable surfaces and the small hatches, to give more depth For top camo colors, I used a pure black wash A few other details that have been weathered with
    4 points
  43. I built this one a few years ago.....probably ten years or more actually............I should have used Light Stone rather than Mid-stone...oops! By all accounts the temporary paint baked onto the planes under the hot Nevada sun, and was quite difficult to remove...
    4 points
  44. Just a thought............... It was not that long ago that we modellers waited with baited breath for the latest Tamiya release. In fact they were the byword for quality. Roll on a few years. We are now all talking about Airfix..... a home grown product, with a standard to compete with the Japanese big boys.... how things have changed. I don't remember anyone moaning about what Tamiya produced at the time. Airfix are on their game ....long may it last. As for the price........hey who pays full price for anything these days..... look around find the discounts...wait a little while unti
    4 points
  45. Well I for one am quite pleased with Airfix's plans, the Meteor F.8 is a stroke of genius although I can't help but thinking it would sell more in 1/72nd (I live in hope, I'll buy a few in 1/48th but a bucket load in 1/72nd, oh well, fingers crossed)! I'm looking forward to the JP and I'm impressed with the Victor. I'm also pleased to see the WW.I kits, hopefully they'll sell well and encourage them to do more - like the Sopwith Pup for instance! I'm also looking forward to the P-40B and the Ju-87. I think the revised toolings are good too, I'll be getting the Beau Mk.10, Queenie and the B
    4 points
  46. HMS Upton Atlantic Models 1:350 The Ton class were coastal minesweepers built in the 1950s for the Royal Navy, but also used by other navies such as the South African Navy and the Royal Australian Navy. They were intended to meet the threat of seabed mines laid in shallow coastal waters, rivers, ports and harbours, a task for which the existing ocean-going minesweepers of the Algerine-class were not suited. The design of the class was led by the shipyard John I. Thornycroft & Company, and drew on lessons learnt in the Korean War, and numbered 119 vessels. They were diesel powered v
    3 points
  47. Hi everyone I know it's a bit of a 'what if' really, but it was very ,very nearly built, in fact I spoke to a chap who worked for EE under Petter and his team ( I move in exalted circles don't you know ) and he told me it was a lot nearer being built than has previously been mentioned !! .Sorry 'bout this , but it's going to be a long one , here's my first attempt at a full blown scratch-build using only a toilet roll, brown paper , sticky back plastic, some beads and a bottle of Copydex !!. Actually this is hopefully the first of many experimental aircraft that I hope to build over the comi
    3 points
  48. Thanks guys, appreciate the comments. Lighting time is some way off (might try and get the wired at the weekend), been busy with work etc., but managed to get the base roughed out and just about started on the type 23 escort (separate WIP). Cheers Nick
    3 points
  49. I'm possibly being a bit picky with this build, but the Hunter is so aesthetically pleasing, that it seems criminal ( to me) to try and not get the shape right. There's so little to distract on the airframe with early Hunters, that anything that doesn't look right will throw the shape. Its a challenge!! I like those Jonners
    3 points
  50. And more shots.. those from aircraft section knows me, i make tons of shots and then i cant decide which one to use.. so i use most of them here.. The water jerry can Thanks a lot guys for taking your time and watching the build I know there are imperfections, caused by both lack of skill and lack of researching of the real subject done. But i believe i did learn a lot by building this KT and i m pretty sure this is not my last AFV subject Have a great day guys
    3 points
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