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  1. After seven long years, I'm calling this done. This Hasegawa 1/48 A-4E was assembled, painted with Gunze paints mixed to Gekko Graphics' recommendation, and had decals applied from Gekko's awesome sheet in about two weeks then left in a shoe box, minus landing gears and pylons for seven years. This year, I finally took it out of the box and decided to finish the model. I have added a seat from Quickboost and missiles from an Airfix Hawk. I decided to hang four missiles on it as I had lost its wing tanks some time ago. The model represents a pre-Kahu Skyhawk, which according to the decal sheet
    27 points
  2. And all through the skies, Not a creature was stirring not even the flies. The ammo was stacked by the cannons with care, In hope that the Englanders soon would be there. Hey all After my brief bout of insanity, during which I constructed a car model (see http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234991043-deuces-wild/) I have returned to the side of light and reason with yet another aircraft Today I present Revell's 1/48 Bf 110G-4 finished as the example flown by Obst. Hans-Joachim Jabs of NJG 1 in the spring of 1945. Enjoy... So the Revell/Promodeller Bf
    19 points
  3. Finished this a few weeks ago but only just got arounbd to uploading pics. Not quite the correct grey (which was totally my fault) but still looks ok. An enjoyable build, so much so that i have also bought the F version.
    17 points
  4. Good morning Britmodeller-land Here's another one that's taken the edge off my enforced leisure time. I bought this kit at the Tyneside show from models4sale at the knock-down price of £75. All OOB, no corrections, as I definitely can't afford the Zactomodels correction sets. . Painted in a mixture of Tamiya, Lifecolor and Vallejo paints, with a very dilute Humbrol wash to bring out the panel lines and grubby it up a bit. Trumpeter 1/32 Su-27 Flanker by simon_rw, on Flickr Nosewheel went a bit skew-whiff and I can't do a great deal about that as it's all epoxied together (I didn't think
    17 points
  5. I'm calling this done. The Hobby Boss F4F3 is a bit of an oddity: the F4F3 is supposed to have fixed wings and a four gun armament, but the kit has neither. Filling and re-scribing deals with these issues fairly easily. The biggest problem is that the panel lines don't match up (or didn't for me) on the upper and lower fuselage sections. This was a lot more work to remediate. I built a new cockpit, altered the nose and cowling, added intercooler inlets, brake pipes and exhausts and re-jigged the cooling flaps on the rear of the cowling. The tailwheel is a larger diameter version (for land u
    14 points
  6. Airfix Defiant, Drem. Forgot to put the stick in for the dog
    14 points
  7. First off I must say that this was a truly excellent GB and a big thank you must go to the hosts and Mish for setting it all up and running it so smoothly - especially when there were so many participants and completed builds. From what I read earlier in this Chat section I understand that this GB had the most ever completed builds and I think that says a lot about how massively important we feel the contribution of 'The Few' was and how interested we still are in the Battle of Britain. Secondly I would like to thank everyone who contributed to my thread - my builds certainly wouldn't be what
    12 points
  8. Here's my latest, the Kittyhawk 1/48 UH-1Y Venom, coming soon to a SAMI near you!
    11 points
  9. From this perspective my stash is quite reasonable...
    10 points
  10. Kit: 1/72 Trumpeter F105G Thunderchief 'Wild Weasel' Subject: F105G Thunderchief 'Wild Weasel' XZ107 'H' (ex USAF S/N 63-8320, known as 'Bam Bam' with 3 MiG kills), 41Sqn, RAF, RAF Coltishall, Exercise Red Flag 77, during August, at Nellis AFB, Nevada USA. Details: Modelled as per phase II of its Exercise at at Nellis AFB, playing OPFOR. Misc: Mr Color and Humbrol Paints, Klear floor polish, Floreys dark dirt wash, Windsor and Newton artists oils, decals a mix of kit and spare decals from a Italeri Jaguar along with the AN/A
    10 points
  11. Hi all, here's another one I built recently for Airfix Model World. The editor wanted it finished as a pretty clean machine as per the Doncaster museum example so weathering was kept to a minimum.This time it's a helio courtesy of David Evans at Whirlybird Models and is the resin kit of the HAR.10 XP329 of 'B' flight, 84 squadron which served with the United Nations whilst based out in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1981 flying resupply missions to DANCON posts in the buffer zone, (one of it's brethren, XP345 has been beautifully restored at Doncaster's Aeroventure museum). The model is nicely moulded w
    6 points
  12. Hi all Here's my latest completed build, and the second of my Royal Australian Air Force collection. Its the 1/48 Kitty Hawk F-35A built as A35-001, the first F-35 for the RAAF. It's in the markings of 2 OCU The kit was an real nightmare to build, poor fitting and required lots of filling, the paint ended up not coming out the way i was hoping hence the light areas that were supposed to show through the final finish aren't really visible (which isn't a bad thing as it's only really visible on the real thing in bright light). I started it easy back in January but it spent a few months on th
    6 points
  13. Kit: 1/72 Airfix RAF Red Arrows Gnat Subject: Gnat T1 'Aggressor' XR977 '51', 74 Sqn, RAF, RAF Alconbury, 1979 Details: Modelled as per initial stand up of the squadron Misc: Mr Color, Vallejo, Humbrol Paints, Klear floor polish, Floreys dark dirt wash, Windsor and Newton artists oils, decals a mix of kit and spare decals 1/144 MiG Eduard kits 1/72 Sword Lightning T5, and Revell 1/48 F4D (Mig Kills!) WIP Link: WIP Here
    6 points
  14. Cheers guys, Been working on the it this morning, adding some of the missing details and refining others. The hull serial numbers, added from the Archer decals still wet at the moment. Missing weld beads added to the tow pintle and the suspension bump stops. And the lifting eyes Added the cupola lifting lugs from brass wire. Enjoy Dan
    6 points
  15. Hi - it's finished! Kit decals used to model 21394 Red M of F12 wing Flyvapnet, Kalmar in the early 1950s. How long have I wanted a 1/48th model of this aircraft? Too long! The build log is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234987096-pilot-replicas-saab-j-21a-3-148th-scale-twin-boom-pusher/ Hope you like her, as usual all comments welcome. Cheers Jonners
    5 points
  16. Hi again Folks, My latest offering is Airfix's new tool Mustang, lovely kit, no real fit issues. Finish is Alclad duralumin with the gun hatches in Alclad A/F Aluminium, which always comes out dark for me...gunmetally. Lost a part u/c strut but airfix sent me a new one out FOC which was brill of them. Interior is standard(Vallejo model air Zinc chromate) apart from some 'superfabric' belts by eduard. Wished I'd painted the behind spinner red instaed of decal as it looks a bit rough. I haven't really weathered it because I don't know where to stop and was fairly pleased with the NMF. Enjo
    5 points
  17. Progress !!........following the mayhem that is Telford I thought it about time I got on with this one as it's been a while now.. I've managed to add tonal variation to various panels on the DSG so all panels are now both high and low lit, (by adding progressively more Gull Grey to each pass and EDSG to the panel outer edges). The Dark Green will be added next and the same thing applied to that. Once all thoroughly dry a filter will be added to blend everything together... The studio strobe flashes wash everything out of course and the effect is more subtle in natural light....but you get th
    5 points
  18. Well got the glazing done which on these things I normally make a right pigs ear of I think looks ok construction is nearly all done only the wheel house and mast to secure in place and then I can add rigging and weathering starting to get some were nearly done with this project now Beefy
    5 points
  19. The loss of human lives is always a tragedy and we should be all sad for this. However..... I struggle to see the difference between pilots or helicopter crews and the people they are bombing. The same pilot that is now defenceless without his shiny fighter-bomber had been dropping weapons on other combatants that were defenceless against bombs and missiles. Same for a helicopter crew, they may be defenceless at one point but they had the upper hand against their enemies only a few minutes before. Why should pilots expect to be treated better than the targets of their bombs ? Particularly in
    5 points
  20. Greg, Gene, John and Rick: thanks everybody! I'm calling this completed (in a touch less than three months, so this still qualifies as a "quick build" for my standards, right Steve? ) But first a few pics about the open canopy and relative cable: Putting this in place turned out to be a lot fiddlier than I thought, so some approximation was needed I'll have to think about a way to reduce that hairy effect on the holding cable, although almost invisible "in flesh" The build was completed adding the Pitot tube, the antenna mast and the aerials; these were made using one of my eldest
    5 points
  21. Wessi don't appear to like to be displayed onnastick. Here's one onnastring though: Oh wait, this one's onnabunchastix:
    5 points
  22. Every time I think I have broken the back of the PE for this build, the 1022 Radar (long range air search - the big scaffold thing on top of the bridge) reminds me that I have yet to start it. So today I did - firstly tackling the platform that sits beneath it (relatively simple, but hard to get neat): ...and then starting on the frame of the radar itself. This is hideously fiddly and small - though I think it will look amazing in the end, so will be worth the effort. There is no denying, however, that there is a lot of effort; this already contains 6 pieces, and I haven't finished the
    5 points
  23. Just finished this yesterday, 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D with the Aires detail set. My most involved build to date, built over 2 years (stop/start). This machine was operated by VF-84, USS Bunker Hill 1945. The yellow nose was painted for ID purposes when operating over the Japanese home Islands. The Aires set is beautiful, best resin by far IMHO, but a bugger to fit- New wheel wells, engine areas, gun bays, cockpit etc, etc. Typically of course no painting guide, and my detail and scale book is mostly B+W! So rivet counters/Corsair experts please don't be too harsh. I had some nice colour shots of
    4 points
  24. Greetings, colleagues! I want to show you my new job. Hope enjoy it.
    4 points
  25. This is a monster kit. Absolutely huge. I thought I'd do a really weather-beaten bird in OD. I spent hours fading various panels only to spray the beast with Humbrol matt varnish from a can and see it frost before my eyes. I'll probably respray with Future and then a semi-gloss finish. Hopefully he detail will come through. I must get a grip of my camera as these shots are pretty awful.
    4 points
  26. Hello,Friends - My thanks to John(Canberra Kid) for originally posting this build on my behalf when I was even less competent with a computer than I am now.I've added some more photos and wish to share them with you.Hoping you enjoy viewing.All the very best,Paul.
    4 points
  27. Hi, my first RFI here. I started Airfix's 1/72 Gnat kit about a year ago, and recently decided to finish it. It's OOB except for after market decals by BD.. I mean S&M productions, and Albion micro brass tubes for the pitot tube. It's not great, but it's what my skills can produce right now, and I'm happy the build is now over - so I'd like to share the result. I wish I could say it was an enjoyable build, but in all truth it wasn't - partly it's down to me because I tried all kinds of new techniques and paints on the model and some of those experiments didn't go as planned and needed ar
    4 points
  28. The gold pinstripe is proved in lengths of decal, but I didn't quite have enough to make it all the way around the hull - presumably because of the all raised detail that I might have been better off sanding down a little. As it happens there was only around 1.cm left without a stripe and that was easily enough fixed with some Tamiya gold leaf paint applied by brush, which was a good match for the colour of the decals. Running out of decal was not the only problem however - the angular curve of the overhanging stern 'shelf' is not an ideal shape for the way the decals are intended to be us
    4 points
  29. Hi all, this is my first attempt at the Trumpy's Thud kit. I built the Wild Weasel first in order to gain some experiences before I'll get to the F-105D kit. The assembly was not difficult and I utilized couple of aftermarkets: Eduard Zoom etched for interior, Montex canopy masks ans etched RBF flags. Despite heavy rivet detail and few omissions that I believe the Thud fans could easily reveal, I'm happy with it. Cheers Libor
    4 points
  30. As posted earlier, I mentioned about how I always thought I could 4r5e up winter camo, to me this just emphasizes the point. Italerie kit brush painted,shall have to try again know that I have graduated to an airbrush
    4 points
  31. Thanks for that Kev. Will try a few experiments and see what I can come up with. A better picture of the tops. More to add to this once yards on. An overall picture of the ship. Once all the ratties are on its the sails/yards next. foxy
    4 points
  32. Those Gnomes are fantastic - the wooden starter bullet on the near one is hopeless, though; way too long, wrong shape, wrong colour. I'm surprised at you.
    4 points
  33. Thanks for the compliments, guys. The first round of oil washes have been applied.
    4 points
  34. Hi there, I am slowly plowing through the instruction manual and am now at step 29 out of 122, everything seems to be set out in a logical sequence, but it is necessary to keep on jumping from the step photos which are not very clear to the middle of the book for the written instructions which to say the least can be a bit vague, and then to the back of the book to refer to the parts list. Arriving at this step I just didnt realise so much work would have to go into what looked like were just a couple of tiny bits of wood. First of all there were 34 balustrades for the top rails which needed
    4 points
  35. I will have a guess waht to expect from them in 2016: 1:48 Spey Phantom in 1:52 scale 1:48 Hawker Hunter graced by the mad riveter 1:48 HP Hampden look-a-like OK - I am a bad boy and go to my room... ;-)
    4 points
  36. I'm still pretty new to scale modeling. Well, that's sort of a lie. I built a lot of them as a kid. But as an adult I've only been doing this since June. This will therefor maybe not be the most incredible looking build you'll see this year. But, hey, it's about the process, not the result, right? On top of that I'm painting by hand and not using airbrush. My painting skills are not the greatest since I've been blessed with the gift of arthritis. That's enough with the excuses. Now to the build. I picked up this gem at a local store. I was originally planning to do a Spitfire build, but
    3 points
  37. Going through my photo's. I realized that I had some good photo's of the Blenheim (and Lysander) Mercury engine installation and cowl bracing. These might help anyone doing Airfix's or Classic Airframe's Blenheim kits. The engine is a Mercury XX on a stand, and it was photographed at the Western Canada Aviation Museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I apologise for the quality, but they were taken with a cell-phone camera. Hope they help someone, Colin
    3 points
  38. Revell 1/32 P-40E 'old exterinator' Flown by Col Robert Scott Burma 1942.
    3 points
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  40. Update, The Sea Defiant has had priority recently, but there's not much further to go now - some gluing, some stencilling and some finishing and it's done. Dave.
    3 points
  41. Cheers Darren :-) Soldered up the infantry phone bracket which lives on the rear mud guard, 5 parts of brass in total. Enjoy Dan
    3 points
  42. Civilised, industrial nations (e.g. NATO member states) do intercept intruders who are not actively belligerent (Russians included). But then they are shadowed or escorted until clear of sensitive areas or territory. They do not just shoot them down, especially if they are no threat to the either the interceptors or their territorial interests.This is reminiscent of the little, gobby kid in the playground picking a fight with the bully cos he knows the teachers are watching. Unfortunately Ankara has picked the wrong fight, and NATO will not welcome the added tension. I wonder if this will affe
    3 points
  43. Hard to believe that Turkish jets were scrambled to intercept an intruding aircraft, intercepted it on a pursuit course, warned it several times and then shot it down in approximately 25 seconds. One can infer therefore that they were specifically tasked with threatening Russian aircraft cutting that particular corner of Turkish airspace (a seemingly very common occurrence which Turkey has protested already), and it has resulted in an extremely provocative action. Turkey is well known for macho, unilateral action while a NATO member. I'm personally disgusted that the US president has unequivo
    3 points
  44. I'm in agreement. The moment you mention snap-fit a lot of people glaze over, expecting the kind of toy-like qualities of a Revell Easy Kit (Don't get me wrong, they're great for what they are). I think that if people that haven't tried one of these so-called "snap-fit" works of art, they should. They will not be disappointed, as the sheer injection-moulded wizardry that is displayed in some of the kits defies belief sometimes. I thought the Bandai Star Wars kits were good and innovative by having multiple colours of styrene (and flexible parts) on one sprue, but when I received my first G
    3 points
  45. Hi Nigel and welcome Hi Jean and welcome It is indeed a reboxing of the 1976 Heller, according to scalemates.com. Hi Alex and welcome All suggestions welcome, don't hold back! Some basic progress: Easy by Ced Bufton, on Flickr The seats have ejector marks on BOTH sides (what the??!!) but I've only addressed the ones on the back. This is supposed to be an easy build, remember! So what colour do we think the internals should be? I guess they would have been RLM something? Walkarounds show black but I think that's restoration? If I get no comments I'll find an RLM internal colour. Ste
    3 points
  46. Hi folks just a quickie,the Bedford has had it's cab tilt added and camo applied tonight I glossed her ready for a wash.
    3 points
  47. Hockeyboy's Quickie. Disgusted by the F-22 being chosen, the lead designer & the Chief test pilot of the F-23 program "acquired an airframe & defected. They landed at BAE Warton & handed themselves to the British authorities. When asked the Brits denied all knowledge of this ever taking place & have always claimed they bought the rights to the aircraft. Displayed whilst trialing digital camo.
    3 points
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