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  1. As with my recent Airfix Whirlwind posting, a few more rediscovered models from the loft. These are ones that have survived, others need repair. Surprised that they've lasted as they must be more than ten years old now. Czech Master Nimrod, Aeroclub Flycatcher, Frog Siskin. The Siskin was a simple kit and an absolute joy to make. Hope you like them - this is a great period to model, and looking at them I fancy another go. Haris An older photo of the Siskin from the front - must take a few more
    25 points
  2. Hello, This is my 1/72 Hasegawa kit I built OOB for the local group-build themed Desert Storm. I used Gunze FS 36375 and FS 35237 for the camouflage and supplied decal for the marking. The kit is excellent and needed very little filler. Thanks for looking.
    24 points
  3. Hi Guys, This is my latest completed model the excellent F-5F by AFV Club. This really is a fantastic kit and has lots of detail straight from the box and I only added a few extra bits in the cockpits and replaced the kit seats with resin Martin Baker seats as fitted to iranian F-5's and scratch built the extra canopy breakers which are fitted to the front seats. I really enjoyed building this kit with one exception, the decals! They are very good at shattering and that's about all they are good for. I built this as part on the ongoing F-5 Group Build and here is a link to my build thread:-
    20 points
  4. English Electric Canberra PR.9 No.39 Squadron - Royal Air Force - RAF Marham 2006 1/48 Airfix This is the result of a very long break from the hobby, around 2 years. This break was during my A-Levels and 1st year of University. Now in my second year of uni, I wanted to get back into the hobby. So with the money I earned working over the summer I finally purchased a respectable airbrush a H&S Evolution 2in1 and ditched the cheap Chinese imitation badger airbrush that looking back really gave me trouble! To get back into modelling I went for a relatively simple build the 1/48 Ai
    16 points
  5. Macchi C200 easy build kit from HobbyBoss. 362 Squadriglia, 22 Gruppo Russia 1941 This kit has pretty good shape, but skips many important details. I attempted to add the missing parts, and in the process picked up some ideas on how to build another one more efficiently, and with better detail. All out of box except the cockpit from a Hasagawa C202, with tape belts. Starboard wing cut and shortened to replicate asymmetrical design. Drop of canopy glue for rear navigation light. Styrene scratch built inner landing gear doors and (wire) retraction arms (none in kit). Styrene scratched to
    15 points
  6. G'day people, This is my Cypriot Mi-35P, using the Haseagwa Hind kit as a base. The major differences are the fixed undercarriage arrangement and the shorter stub wings. For those interested, the WIP can be found here, http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234990449-172-cyprus-national-guard-mi-35p/ cheers, Pappy
    11 points
  7. Out of box Italeri 1:72 scale kit. Hope you enjoy
    9 points
  8. Hello all and Happy New Year (sorry, a bit late). This is the Revell boxed kit (but made by ICM) of the German truck used in the early years of the war, manufactured by Henschel. The kit itself is OK , there are some very fiddly bits and some parts which are so thin they are weak, but it goes together reasonably well. When you take into account how much the kit costs, then it represents very good value for money. I decided to make a small vignette with it, so the engine was lightly detailed and some figures and stores added to make it more visually interesting. The figures by the front of th
    9 points
  9. Rummaging through my spares box(es) I noticed that I had a nearly-complete Matchbox Lynx, missing only the three-windowed doors of the prototype/pre-production aircraft. I was wondering what to do with it, as all the pre-production aircraft with the original bullet-shaped tail fairing also had the three-window doors, when I was reminded of the Westland 606 - by finding a picture of the mock-up here on britmodeller. (For those who don't know, the Westland 606 was a proposed civilian variant of the Lynx, with a 12" longer cabin, combination of sliding and hinged cabin doors, and potentially a
    8 points
  10. So, back in post #664 I queried the audience with regard to the appropriate size of some photoetch pieces. I got these off of a NASCAR fret and the actual application for the little buggers are 1:24 scale windshield clips. As it turns out, I thought they would work well as part of a 1:72 scale Firefly wing fold mechanism. Let's have a look at a picture of the actual wing: On the inner face of the outer wing (the area painted interior grey-green in the photo) you can see what looks like four grommets or sleeves, mounted at an angle relative to the axis of the wing. My guess,
    8 points
  11. Hello everyone. I was rummaging around the loft looking for a few things. My completed models, stored in boxes, are laid down in layers with the oldest on the bottom. So in something akin to an archaeological dig I removed a lower layer to reveal models I'd forgotten about. This comes from 10-15 years ago as part of a club Airfix model challenge, the older model the better. My painting style has changed a bit but I didn't do a lot of extra work to this kit (the second release version of the kit) apart from a few minor scratch built items. I remember really enjoying making this, and it reminds
    6 points
  12. Hello! It has been a long time since i`ve posted some work! So, here is the Italery kit, with the adition of several items from the Big-Ed dedicated set plus several details fashioned out of copper and plastic surplus material. The paints used on this scheme were: Sky - Gunze H-74 Extra Dark Sea Grey - Gunze H-305 Dark Slate Grey - Tamiya XF-73 JGSDF Dark Green. All the building process plus a lot more of photos are present on the February edition of the Airfix Model World magazine (february) out now. I hope you enjoy it! With my best regards! José Pedro
    5 points
  13. Hello Chaps, I'm back to share with you my final build of 2015, that I completed the morning of New Years Eve. This was a gift from a fellow YouTube modeler, who sent it to me because he knew that I was enjoying building Luftwaffe aircraft during the last 8 months, but hadn't yet built a bomber, and that the Heinkel He 111 was a plane that I really wanted to get my hands on. This is a discontinued kit from 1994, but has been re-released under the Revell banner. For a 22 yr old kit, it has some reasonable details, including recessed panel lines on the exterior surfaces and three figures: a of
    5 points
  14. The 1313 Mockingbird Lane (Munster House) diorama is all done. I finally started on the garden, with the green grass powder from the scenarama kit I bought. Having to resort to mixing Micro Crystal Clear with water, as the project glue had dried inside the bottle to a silicon sealant consistency & I couldnt get it to re-melt. Using the empty spray bottle that I got with the kit, I sprayed my solution onto the wooden base & sprinkled the grass powder on top with my fingers & thumb all over, then re-spraying the solution on top of the grass, I left it 24 hours to dry. Thinking it
    5 points
  15. The Alclad worked very nicely, caught just the effect I was hoping for: Got the first proper colours on the interior parts: There's a variety of greens for the different components and parts. These are base colours, and I still have a lot of detailing to add. Meanwhile, I started mucking about in the bomb bay with some yellow chromate primer: So far I really like the effect that makes. Here's the finished interior, it looks much more interesting than the usual monochrome. While that's drying, I started assembling the wings. Thes
    5 points
  16. Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker D, Pics thanks to Ken Duffy.
    5 points
  17. Tamiya 1:72 F-84G with some PE and home made improvements. The ventral airbrake was taken from Academy kit. Metal was drybrushed with MM metalizers. The rest are Vallejo acrylic paints. Decals were scrounged from LiftHere and Balkan Models. The model represents a freshly delivered airplane with hastily removed USAF markings. Josip
    5 points
  18. Hi Sean. Brushes? Well, if I move the camera slightly to the left... Forceps??!! I have one pair of suture tweezers but I must look out for some of those, presumably good at getting into (gulp) awkward places? Thanks Col - I may give that a try if I remember while I'm doing the black undersides (makes note to self). Thanks Simon! As usual I had to fiddle with the internals - I can't seem to get the bits to line up, probably due to painted joins, and the pilot just made things worse. So I've dry fitted and then glued one side. Hopefully, when dry, I can squeeze the pilot in, but he'
    5 points
  19. Thanks Sean, vote 3 for 'ignore the roundels', perfect I haven't taken up dentistry... just my tweezer fetish. You can never have too many... Heard a great Roald Dahl quote on 'Quote Unquote' just now: "Fiona has the same glacial beauty as an iceberg, but unlike an iceberg she has absolutely nothing below the surface." Anyway, to delay my pleasure on the Spitfire I fiddled with the Hurri canopy (having painted the irritating panel behind the canopy DG) and roughed up the collector rings as is my wont: Canopy and cowlings by Ced Bufton, on Flickr I'd also masked the Blenheim turret and
    5 points
  20. Having just finished the Xtrakit Scimitar, here are some photos of it with my ancient Frog N.113 for company. My copy of the Xtrakit didn't have any of the reported mould problems, but was missing its canopy which was promptly replaced by Hannants. It's pretty basic but went together well for a limited run kit, much like their Swift. I left off the drop tanks as they took on a nose down attitude and looked wrong and anyway, I think it looks nice "clean". It's from the box apart from squaring off the bizarre Type 525 sloping base to the fin. The trailing edge of a Matchbox Meteor rudder fr
    4 points
  21. Not as good a finish as Alesha's model - but I have finally finished.... my 1/72 scale Tu-22KD Blinder from the Ukrainian firm of Modelsvit. I've replaced the kit tail cannon with a tailcone mounting the SPS-100 'Reseda' active jamming system..... I also cut the bottom fuselage panel to show the three downward opening doors for the ejection seats (which are in the kit) I added straps and altered the footrests (the pilots and WSO seats are slightly different to the Navigators kit seat - thanks Gabor). The dragon decal is from Begemot (thanks Kotey!) - and I changed the bort number
    4 points
  22. Latest model finished Tamiya spitfire mk.ixc Kit Manufacture: Tamiya Scale: 1/32 Type: SpitfireMk.IXc Extras used: - Paints used: Tamiya, Gunze Weathering:Oils
    4 points
  23. Spent some time this afternoon sorting bits & pieces....... including rope work . I've seen several pics with the tow rope fixed with a shackle to the bow reinforcing plate, so................. Thought you might like to see how I make shackles (Good for you Tanky guys ) Start by annealing your brass rod so it can easily be bent to shape I clamp it in a vice so I can cut the two legs too the length I want Cut two small tubes by rolling knife on tube. Note clean the end square before cutting then you know the drill bit will slide in one end easily. These are held in position on th
    4 points
  24. This is my Matilda CDL, Italeri and resin turret from Lonewulf.
    4 points
  25. OK, ok! So there have been quite a few times that I've not managed to get to the cutting mat in recent weeks but lots of little bits of progress when I could. I didn't want to post every 5 minutes as quite a lot of it has been detailed work that would have looked fairly uninteresting posted piecemeal. In fact, I can't guarantee you'll be any more interested now but hey ho...you pay your money, you take your choice! So the flaps had been attached to the runners last time I posted but the real ones clearly aren't just glued on; they have brackets at their inboard end which curve around the flap
    4 points
  26. Not having meant to test Andy and Rich's patience on purpose (or to put Rich's popcorn supply in danger) I suppose I had better post some pictures of the finished item, yes she is finally finished! As any of you who have stumbled across this build before will know I would not have been able to finish her without the extremely kind assistance of fellow Britmodellers Vesthepes, Mr. B and Diego who have all sent me replacement decals to get over the problem of AFV Clubs amazing self shattering examples that they provide in the kit, thanks guys I am in your debt. Anyway enough rambling here are
    4 points
  27. Running Gear (2), Upper Hull & Turret The Road-Wheels (tyre section) does need some sanding down on the inside. A change of direction and moving on to the turret with the detailed gun. Numbering some 21 parts, this is a very detailed unit which is largely unseen. (Apologies for the poor picture quality) The Hull top has been tightly taped down when adding detail due to the warped part. Front fittings being added with a decision on the Drivers compartment pending, the finer parts will come later. Stowage Bins and Engin
    4 points
  28. The new AMK Mig-31BM/BSM kit in 1:48 is an awesome testament to its designer's skill, and as well as fitting beautifully it captures the look of this mean-looking Cold War Warrior, and builds into a highly detailed and BIG model. I took this on as a review build at Martin from AMK's request, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the process. While it is an Out Of Box build with no extras other than a couple of AoA vanes added from scrap, I have tried to replicate the details in the painting, with lots of help from Gabor, for which thanks Painted with AKAN paints from Coastal Craft, weathered with Ult
    3 points
  29. Completely OOB model. Excellent quality.
    3 points
  30. My first build for 2016. Got inspired by the weathered birds from Operation Serval in Mali . 1/48 Hobby Boss Rafale B. Built the kit OOB. Used Tamiya acrylics for painting and oils for weathering. The cockpit canopy fit was surprisingly bad for a Hobby Boss kit. But other than that it was a straight forward build. Now lets look at the pictures. And finally pictures of Stable Mates Let me know how you like it Regards Vivek
    3 points
  31. Hello,Bonhoff - Good for you and go for it!! My build of this subject isn't very good but it was good fun and an enjoyable occasional 'change of subject' model.Good luck and enjoy! All the best,Paul.
    3 points
  32. In the late 1950s the Norwegian RF-84Fs were camouflaged according to the NATO Standardization Agreement No. 3083 "Colouring and markings of aircraft for Tactical Reconnaissance". The colours were specified to be NATO Dark Green and NATO Dark Grey on the upper surfaces and NATO PRU Blue on lower surfaces. The paint work was done by Avio-Diepen at Ypenburg, with paint manufactured by Sikkens. The actual paint numbers were Sikkens 2662 (NATO Dark Green), Sikkens 2340 NATO Dark Grey) and Sikkens 2602 (NATO PRU Blue). I would thus assume that the same colours were used on Dutch aircraft. Taking my
    3 points
  33. Thanks Foxy glad you like it so far So another small update first layer of silicone on base sides primed and painted also gave the silicone a coat of black as an under coat then started with the colors various green, blue grey and white then set the ship into base at a slight list to Port side as not trawling any nets will leave to dry out now for a couple of days ans get back to starting on the other diorama my Vosper dockside Beefy
    3 points
  34. Told you it would look good Al !...great stuff old fella... Not sure about the wheel well colour though I seem to remember being told that they were chromate green as protection but not 100% sure, have to ask around our sig chaps. but as no ones going to be stupid enough to try and pick it up and turn it over I don't suppose it really matters that much, (unless of course you plan on using a mirror base ).... By thunder how many times have I heard that !...sometimes she's referring to the models as well.... Al, hang it from the bedroom ceiling...only way to go, you could relive the good o
    3 points
  35. Thanks Jaime Crikey, these really fly together once you get going don't they? I had a bit of nostalgia painting the inside of the wings; why I bothered I don't know but the 'thought process' went something like: - Ooo, the wheel wells are Sky / H90. I haven't used that for ages. - Ah, the central strip is interior green. I wonder if I have a little pot of that as I'm too lazy to get the AB going just for that bit - I could brush paint Humbrol, just like I used to... and the result was this: Nostalgic by Ced Bufton, on Flickr Have a good look - that's the last time you'll see it! The
    3 points
  36. Thanks for the well-wishes Andy, see what you think after this big update! Cockpit primed: Here's the 150g of lead I've managed to stash around the underside of it: (and it's still not enough!) I managed to get another 50g into the front end of the tunnel - a very convenient location for nose weight, top tip from me Here's all the rest of the interior parts primed and ready for some colour. After a lot of head scratching I decided that the Washington I'm building did have the twin exhaust pipes on all engines, so I adapted the kit single ex
    3 points
  37. Next came one of the bigger challenges of this build...working out what to do with these flippin' wing tips. As previously mentioned, Airfix cast the underside outer quarter of the wing as a single piece with the entire upper surface and give you the final three quarters of the lower surface to attach afterwards. Not the world's biggest drama if you're just throwing the kit together - however... In this case I'm installing the dropped flaps and had elected to build the housings in to which they retract to improve the realism. That's easy enough to do inboard but this wing tip design stops
    3 points
  38. I was away for quite a while and didn't have the time to post updates BUT,a lot of work has been done on the Phantom.Only a few bits are left (weapons and fuel tanks,underside decals and the final matt coat) This will be followed by one more post before I put it on RFI
    3 points
  39. Ok it's been a while since I posted an update. Partly due to pressures of time but mainly because Photobucket has not been playing nicely!! Anyway, we have some progress. I managed to get some modelling done over the Christmas period but not as much as I'd like... Here we go... This is the completed scratch built internal structure for the water tanks. Now that it's painted and weathered I'm quite happy... Next is the various internal bits and pieces, seats, IP, bulkheads etc... Now time to close up the fuselage.... Here are the water tanks all closed up. Not sure if the picture
    3 points
  40. Morning folks,think I,ll call this one done here,s a taster I will do some decent shot's when the light is better which up here could be July! the RAF machine is also done so if I do get the light I will put in the gallery ASAP.Thank's for your interest,next one up the NMF "Ball's out"
    3 points
  41. Hi Pals, some pictures more, those without paint, are reflex camera, I include it look better details, and the other, with the coat of primer applied. Thank you for viewing and comment, greetings, mates
    3 points
  42. To answer your question ced..... 20160126_005413 by robert mulvey, on Flickr Paint on 20160126_010422 by robert mulvey, on Flickr And the big reveal!! 20160126_011455 by robert mulvey, on Flickr So actually not bad! Odd touch up here and there done and then it's time to move on! 20160126_012921 by robert mulvey, on Flickr Underside white lines painted by hand then touched up on the grey and the demarcation lines 20160126_014232 by robert mulvey, on Flickr Does anyone know if I can use these bad boys for a seac bird.... the 500lb bombs don't look big enough, so 1000lb feels right! And
    3 points
  43. With regards to the "ROYAL AIR FORCE TRANSPORT COMMAND" lettering Debs, the early C-130K's did wear it - but only for a very, very short period of time. At the time, I was stationed at Luqa on Malta Comms Squadron, as a "flying spanner" and made notes and took photographs of the introduction of the aircraft to that part of the world. The first C-130K to visit Luqa was XV184, flown by a 242 OCU crew, on the 1st June 1967. This aircraft was followed, at almost daily intervals, by a selection of aircraft, either singly or in pairs, up until the 29th June. On the 19th July 1967, three aircraft
    3 points
  44. Excellent. I was at Dartmouth with Mike Cochrane. He is as posh as a very posh person on as especially posh day in Poshtown, but basically a nice guy. I had no idea he is descended from the Cochrane.
    3 points
  45. Hi Giemme and thank you. Don't let on.............but the seat belts are actually the seat belts decal that comes with the kit. I didn't fancy spending time with masking tape and wire to make some so I decided to carefully cut out the decal and backing paper before giving it an all over thinned wash of Humbrol's matt varnish. The lighter, upper belts have subsequently been given a wash of another light colour to tone down the original very bright yellowy colouring. Unfortunately I cannot remember the colour I used for the toning down. I then glued them in place with CA glue. They arn't perfect
    3 points
  46. According to the article Germany is holding talks with possible European partners about what they would want from the aeroplane.........Hmnnnn How about a German guarantee not to delay delivery by a decade or so for starters?!
    3 points
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