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  1. This is the Tamiya 1/48th scale Douglas A-1H Skyraider in What If Fleet Air Arm markings. I added a Eduard Zoom set for the cockpit, Quickboost resin sets for Pylons, Gun Barrels, Boot Cockpit Enclosure and Antennas. An assortment of after market and kit decals all in 1/48th scale were used. The model is painted with Mr Hobby Paint in Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky. This is the link for the WIP thread Thank you for looking, Joe.
    32 points
  2. Ladies and gentlemen, Iet me present you my next model. Used some Eduard set. Navigation lights sawed from clear plastic. All edge was sharpened. Riveting, the gun in the wing from the needle. Paints - Mr.Color, Alclad, Tamiya. Primer - Alclad, varnish - Futura and Tamiya. All identification marks was painted. Washing - MIG, postshading X-19. Finally spread a little matt lacquer tamiyas "yellow sand" and walked a bit around the edges of the panels.
    21 points
  3. I've just completed my 1:72 Heinkel He 111 from Revell, a second part for the diorama (the first part was this Stuka). It was very nice build without the major problems. In fact the set is so good that there were no problems at all. You can see the progress here Here are some pictures of the finished model. More when the diorama is finished.
    19 points
  4. Merry Christmas everybody. I've just finished up one of my Battle of Britain GB entries, just a hair past the deadline (OK, two months). Yes, it's another 1/72 Airfix Spitfire, which you may be sick of seeing, but no one should ever tire of building. It is one of the most enjoyable kits to build of any I've attempted. The plane represents a Spitfire I flown by Ralph 'Titch' Havercroft serving with 92 Sqn during the Battle of Britain. Most of the build thread is here, but there's a little more here. And because I always enjoy it when people put a bonus build at the end, here it is n
    18 points
  5. Hi all, Some of you may have followed the WiP I did for this little Spit way back in late September, I managed to complete it in October, however I have been so busy with uni I haven't had time to get back home to get my camera. I just got back from uni today and I used the remaining sunlight to capture a few pictures! This build was bought about because I decided that I had built all the significant marks of Spitfire, except the first. I picked up an Airfix 1/72 Mk.I and simply went about rescribing and reshaping, that's all there is to it really. My thanks to the late great Ed
    17 points
  6. Hello All, not sure if I posted this. Completed it earlier in the year - a Tamiya 335 kit with some owl resin Ju88 SN2 aerials. A bit of a what if night fighter. The build is not great but I am happy with the finish. Thanks for looking and have a great Christmas, Ian
    16 points
  7. Hello all, Here is my recently finished Monogram 1/72 B-52D in the markings of 55-0677 of the 25th Bomb Wing, based at Andersen AFB, Guam during the Linebacker II bombing campaign in 1972. Built for the Vietnam II group build, the build thread is here The windows have been painted gloss black as the fit is poor and some filler was required, resulting in dust getting in behind the transparencies. I'm also missing the walkways for the horizontal stabilisers, as these broke up on application. The bomb tally is fictional, but i couldn't have my BUFF without one! Built completely OOB, except f
    13 points
  8. Monogram 1/48 SB2C Helldiver USS Hornet November 1944
    12 points
  9. This is a little something else I turned to due to my disappointment with the Dc-4 build I was working on on an occasional basis. Its the new tool Airfix Wildcat F4F-4. I basically used the kit decals but finished it as an anonymous aeroplane flown by 26 kill ace, Captain Joe Foss USMC. I read that he flew a number as a number of the Wildcats he flew ended up damaged from combat etc. So this representation depicts one of those Wildcats. An enjoyable build.All parts fitting pretty well really. I ignored the criticisms landed on this kit including my own and just went for it. I
    11 points
  10. Just finished the AT-AT for my son (for Christmas). It was the snap fit kit. As you can see I repainted it and weathered / dirtied it up jut a bit. First time trying my hand at pigments. Also first time doing the ground work. I used dry wall joint compound as it was what I had lying around. The kit was fine for a snap fit kit. As you can see I added some LEDs. There are several more (two on bottom and another couple on top). I wanted to get a few quick shots up, plan to take much better pictures with a real camera and upload soon. Thanks for looking.
    10 points
  11. I think I've done all I want to do in this first tub before it gets painted. This morning I added some simplified plumbing to the front cockpit port side and made up and fitted the map case/plumbing cover to the rear cockpit starboard side. I also stripped of the rear cockpit starboard side PE console panel whilst I was at it. This panel in the T1 and T1A is practically bare yet all the PE panels I've seen including the eduard one I fitted - have etched-in lumps and bumps representing non-existent control panels and switches etc. It began to bug me so in the end replaced it using some Tami
    10 points
  12. Here's my last build before taking a break for the Holidays. It went together nearly flawlessly. The main gear was a little tedious, but other than that, it was pretty straight forward. I used the paint set from Ammo of Mig Jiminez for the first time on this build. The paint is a little temperamental to work with. It was very thin, a little too thin for my taste. Do not add thinner! You have to do very light coats, else it will pool and make a nasty bubbly orange peel. Luckily, I tested it first on a pylon that wouldn't be as visible. Despite all this, if you learn its properties, it will make
    9 points
  13. Well, it has been a weird "bitty" kind of day, but I managed to get a bit done. After faffing about avoiding the masking of the dielectric panels around the airframe, I decided to paint the little ones by hand, after which I found they were also supplied as decals! I then set about masking, taking care to mask up the right fin leading edge, as only one has the dielectric grey down the front. The strakes under the fuselage were done too, inside of the tramlines, and finally, the nose was masked with tape and the had a poly bag with a hole in it draped over & tacked down with more tape to a
    9 points
  14. Hello All, Here's a new Airfix Wildcat with folded wings: Build thread here. Thanks for looking, Adrian
    8 points
  15. Gents, thanks again for the support and kind comments. So after an evening spent wrangling it Photobucket, here is todays update... After yesterdays decal session, it's time to get the stencils on.... And after an hour, they're all done. So attention turns to the turret. For complicated masking jobs, I use Eduard masks as I am not good enough to cut my own. Before using then, I rub them with a bit of charcoal so I can see the edges easier.. Turret glazing masked.. And then sprayed.. Prop got done today too... Just could resist seeing what the turret looked like in place....
    8 points
  16. Hello everyone! Now I want to show you my model, which I gathered for 2 weeks. First I presented It on the exhibition Lviv Scale Model Fest 2014. Have a pleasant viewing experience! And some photos of this work in progress...
    7 points
  17. Hi there; Here is my latest kit build. It is my first 1:32 scale Wingnuts. I spent 6 months working in this project. Amazing kit!! Here are some pictures of the finished model. Cheers!
    7 points
  18. I have spent the last few days adding the remaining plumbing to the main undercarriage legs and sorting out the nose leg. Although it was fiddly and time consuming work, the main legs were really more of what I have already done. I also added some separating brackets to the hoses leading to the brake units on the main wheels. The nose wheel was a bit easier as the kit pars are pretty well detailed. All I really needed to do as adjust the nose wheel door brackets to allow for the new wheel well and the opened nose cap. I did however, replace the actuating arm for the unit with a stronger item
    7 points
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  20. Thanks Keith! They'll hopefully look a bit better after a primer coat Thanks Leonl, trying to You gotta start somewhere ... Cheers Stix, thanks . Fingers: mmhhh, see for yourself ... but I'd be lost without this: and this: :D Cheers Simon, thanks! Slowly proceeding with detailing the interiors, here some more work I managed to do last night: added the backseater canopy lever, now I think I can call starboard side completed, as far as detailing goes throttle handles for both pilot and GIB, just to add a bit of 3d Then I started working on port side; I have n
    7 points
  21. Thanks everybody! Thanks PC, now I won't be so scared to attempt my FAA Corsair. You have any links to your build? Hope you're getting a little sleep my friend. Giemme and Tomoshenko - thanks for the advice about using Future to seal up an acrylic layer. It looks like I'll have to put it to use, as my attempt to clean up the walkway lines ended up a little ragged. I got the parts where the masking stripped the paint redone OK, but the walkways will require masking in order to clean up, but the masking will then pull away paint and then I'm in a masking and painting infinite loop. Future t
    6 points
  22. Thanks for the comments, chaps. Well, I've pressed on with my intended weathering as I wanted this to be for developing my skills. Post-decals, I've done a panel line wash, followed by flat coat and then overall filter and oil paint weathering. I thought I'd messed the whole thing up when I had a slight misty look after the flat coat but I think the weathering has salvaged it. Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I by Phil Jones, on Flickr Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I by Phil Jones, on Flickr Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I by Phil Jones, on Flickr Now on to some Eduard wheels and exhausts Phi
    6 points
  23. OK, pull up a bollard; dit on. I couldn't decide whether to put this here or in Steve/Fritag's outstanding Hawk thread (with its tales of Elsans and pampers). Eventually here won. It is, you will be glad to hear, nothing to do with lavatories of any description. I cannot, however, guarantee that it is in 100% good taste. So anyone who is fully squeam, or even a bit squeam-ish, should probably look away now. A lot of old matelots seem to want their mortal remains to return to the sea, even if they left the Navy decades before their death. Every ship at some stage gets a call asking wheth
    6 points
  24. At least your aircraft had fixed wings. Can you imagine the disdain with which the drivers of flashy, pointy, whizzy things that went 'whoosh' regarded those of us who flew aircraft whose wings went round and whose maximum speed was around 100 knots? One of my earliest proofs that there is a God of Aviators, and that he has a sense of humour, came this way. The Shar guys on 801 when I was a Sea King first tourist on 820 were mostly great blokes, and included at least 3 ex-rotary pilots anyway, so the 2 squadrons got on well. There was, however, one jet pilot who obviously suffered from ere
    6 points
  25. Hi Everyone, This is the Revell 1/72 Hunter F6 finished as a member of the 'Black Arrows' aerobatics team using Xtradecals. The last 2 photos show it beside the Belgian 'Diables Rouges' Hunter F6 that I built way back in 2005. I want to go on and build five aerobatic Hunters in this project. Cheers Tony
    6 points
  26. Just long johns actually....... Very uncomfortable it was too. Ok so. I like mucking about adding cockpit bits and bobs. Might actually be avoidance behaviour - don't have to get on and make any decisions or do any real modelling like sticking fuselage halves together and painting and so on and so forth. Tonight I had a bash at making the rather large map case that's visible in the front cockpit. I think it's part map case and part cover for untidy plumbing. Anyway it has a rather prominent lid. Good old fashioned work shaping plastic strip of various sizes and adding a bit of wine bot
    6 points
  27. Hello Britmodellers here are pictures from my current build on my bench ( or better one of them) Its Trumpeters H.M.S Hood in 1/350 scale. Its my first attempt to add more details on a 1/350 warship. The kit was started right after i got it in my LHS, as an intended oob build, like my other ships i had at that time. While building her ( that was in 2007 or 08 ) i discovered modelling sites like Modelwarships.com or websites about the real Hood, learning about the wrong main gun turrets and the posted ships had so much more details. After i became unhappy with my idea it quickly stalled. Fill
    5 points
  28. This is a 1/72 scale dio. I did a Panzer III with figures on a board. Pillars are plaster cake stands with real slate and mini bricks to create the ruins. Si:)
    5 points
  29. As were the last years, also 2015 was a busy one for my dad. 38 models so far, probably two further ones will make it until the end. So, here is his factory output until now, all in 1/48. Although only being around here since summer I gotta say Britmodeller is a great forum with lots of nice people and a good source for information. Also enjoyed everybody´s nice shown work here, keep it coming! My dad and I wish all of you and your beloved ones nice holidays and all the best.............and many new kits under the tree or in the socks or whatever Cheers, Franz and Reinhard Messerschmitt
    5 points
  30. Recently completed this one - my last civvie of the year. This is the Revell 1/144 A320 kit built oob except for using Classic-Airlines decals to depict Aer Lingus retro-jet EI-DVM, which I bought at SMW. I like this kit, though I still have to build one of the newer Zvezda examples, and the laser-printed decals went on really well, my only criticisms being that there is no decal placement guide, just a colour diagram from one aspect, and there are one or two things missing, most prominently the 'Airbus A320' script above the cheatline at the rear of the fuselage. Constructive critiques welc
    5 points
  31. Hi all. Managed 26 this year and I have 6-7 on the bench which (realistically) will see the light just after New Year. Was an interesting year...having been a confirmed aircraft modeller in 2013...two years later and I've done 1 in the whole year! I'm really enjoying my subs and AFV's although I will continue to model winged things, they will take more of a back seat as time goes by...maybe some cars in 2016? On to the models...thanks for all the support and encouragement from various BMers (you know who you are!) and a happy Xmas and a great modelling 2016...in order of completion... 1.
    5 points
  32. The Ship. The USS Enterprise-B - featured in the movie Star Trek: Generations - was technically the third ship to carry the name Enterprise, and was an upgraded version of the Excelsior class. As well as having a different colour scheme to the standard Excelsiors, Enterprise-B also featured additional engines and a flared engineering hull as well as capped nacelles, all of which gave it a slightly beefier and more aggressive appearance. The studio model was an alteration of the existing USS Excelsior model, with the flared hull intended to accommodate a hull breach without damaging the exist
    5 points
  33. Thanks for the kind words everyone! Paul - Wish granted. I did build a 92 Sqn Phantom this year, and a 92 Sqn Lightning last year. Alan - the Tornado is not forgotten!
    5 points
  34. Hello all, Well, after doing my last pig, the EasyJet 737-200, I've now finished my B737-400 from the Minicraft kit BA box edition. Of course, I tend not to do the stock decals (with some exceptions), so I used the Skyline Sabena 737 decals. For civil, this was probably the most challenging, enjoyable mind, I don't mind that, but there was a lot of work to do. There was some tricky bits, the worst being the middle gear doors, as the instructions said to put the gear doors onto the wheel's legs, but trying to fit that onto the underside of the wings as once piece could be very fiddly, so I pu
    5 points
  35. OK starting the painting process first a coat of Halfords RED primer and then using Vallejo primers mixed red and dark grey to get some variation on the under coat Some of the added on detail does not look as heavy with a coat of paint on. Beefy
    5 points
  36. Too bad the internet wasn't around during the Middle Ages. Just think of the theological arguments they would have had, pages and pages of how many angels can dance on the head of a pin*, which pinhead are you using, male or female angels, do they have rivets, err, I mean wings, etc. Still, if this keeps us out of trouble, then it can't be all bad. I take a wait and see attitude. I suppose I take a middle ground (which is unusual for me) when it comes to accuracy - gross inaccuracies such as patently bad shapes, I don't tolerate, but a panel line where it shouldn't be (or one missing where it
    5 points
  37. 27. Assembled with some finishing touches here and there. Here it is: More pictures here Thanks for watching and all the comments.
    5 points
  38. Bonjour tous le monde, Ceci est un nouveau scratch diorama 1/35 en cours, nous sommes au fond d'un estuaire de la Bretagne, Il y aura un quai liittle en bois et une cabane de pêcheur, un petit bateau en bois et un ou deux pêcheurs (je ne sais pas exactement en ce moment ...) Il est juste le début des travaux, l'altération de la cale et de la hutte est en cours ...... .....To be continued
    4 points
  39. I finished this today, it's Hasegawa's 1/48 Hurricane MKllC. It'll be a gift to my Father in Law. He has a picture of his Dad sat on PZ865's wing just after the end of the war in his study and my plan is to get this model mounted on a plinth. I airbrushed it with Tamiya paint and used Flory models dark dirt wash which I found very easy to use. I should point out that this is the first model I've finished in twenty years!! There are lots of minor inaccuracies which I hope you'll overlook.... I've possibly overdone the weathering a bit but it was such good fun doing it! The decals for PZ865 w
    4 points
  40. It hardly feels like long since I was working on my first build of 2015. Revell USS Voyager. I kicked off the year with an out-of-the-box build of Revell's Voyager (I forget the scale). Tamiya 1/700 IJN Light Cruiser Yahagi. This ageing waterline kit was my most enjoyable build of 2015. Photo etch was scavenged from spares to add some detail. 1/700 Trafalgar Class submarine HMS Triumph (Cyber Hobby) I took a quick breather from fidgety surface ships with this sub model, which comes as part of a set with a Type 42 destroyer. 1/350 Imperial Russian Pre-Dreadnought battleship Bor
    4 points
  41. The deck spot numbers. Because Lusty has a weird numbering system (7 spot replaced by 'K' spot, for some reason, for instance), I am not using Airfix transfers for this bit. Instead I am using a set of Xtradecal 1/48 numbers, because a) they come out exactly the right size, give or take an insignificant smidge, and they are the right font (Xtradecal even give you options for rounded or squared off 2, 3, 5, 8 & 9 - these are squared off). So here they are ready to go: ...and here they are in place, firstly at the stern (the section that gave me so much trouble a year ago): ...and
    4 points
  42. Gonna stay well out of this. Even a long ago ex-driver of flashy, pointy, whizzy things that went 'whoosh' knows there are some attitudes it ain't politic, or for that matter healthy, to be associated with........ EDIT: Of course much the same might be said nowadays of nearly all the attitudes that young men growing up in the 70's and 80's observed in their elders and were expected to inherit.
    4 points
  43. A couple other pics of the second of my two F-5 builds for the STGB of this type.
    4 points
  44. So...here it is after a little remedial filling and scribing. Maybe still a little extra scribing to do around that root joint, but I hope it now gives a good idea of the final look. Off to see Star Wars now! regards, Jason
    4 points
  45. INCOM CORPORATION T-65 X-WING SPACE SUPERIORITY FIGHTER Jek Porkins (Red 6) Incom Corporation T-65 X-wing space superiority fighter (Red 6); Bandai 1/72 scale finished in Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics, 502 Abteilung oils, and Secret Weapon Miniatures and Tamiya pigments. A work in progress thread can found here.
    4 points
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