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  1. Hello, Here's my 1/48 Intruder that I just finished. It's the Hobbyboss kit, with Hypersonic seats and exhausts, Furball decals, Eduard MER's and Hasegawa Mk.83's. I did it as "Buckeye 810", deployed on the USS Kitty Hawk in 1965. I hope you like it. Thanks for watching. Pete
    31 points
  2. Hello, here is my latest build, the Revell 1/72 F-16A. It is OOB, Decals are Isradecals. I hope you will like it. This is the Real thing: And the Model: Thanks for looking.
    24 points
  3. just finished this mustang today. my first finished mustang. can not believe that. i should do this way earlier. this is a great kits from hasegawa, good detail and good fitting. used great cutting edge decals. only DIY gun barrels. thank you for watching. comments are welcome.
    21 points
  4. A few shots of my latest, the Hasegawa kit with a replacement CMK cockpit originally designed for the Monogram kit, and new exhausts, Apart from a strange reaction between the Humbrol acrylic Dark Green and Tamiya Clear resulting in a very rough texture that needed polishing out, the build was fairly straightforward. Weathering was kept minimal with pastels and silver pencil, as a colour photo of the original aircraft shows it was fairly clean. The panel lines were washed with Flory Dark Dirt as it is not as stark as the black.
    17 points
  5. It’s done. It took 18 months, the sniffing of copious amounts of CA glue, bankrupting myself on the bills for filler and Tamiya primer and the printing and reprinting of many, many decal sheets, but I finally have a completed 1/72 model of my favourite airplane of all time, the DeHavilland DH-106 Comet I. It is certainly not the most perfect model I have built, but I’m extremely pleased with the result, especially when I think back of all the challenges I’ve had to deal with in building it. I won’t repeat everything I wrote in my WiP progress thread (here), but this was one of those Murphy’
    15 points
  6. Hi Everyone. Hope you don`t mind seeing some photo`s of my just completed Hobby Boss 1/48, Grumman A-6A Intruder Completed to represent an A-6A of VMA(AW)-242, `The Bats`, U.S, Marines, Da Nang, South Vietnam, circa 1968 I was looking to do something different with the weapons load than the normal `Snakes and Rockeyes`, when I came across a photo... on line and later a profile in the Osprey Book, of one loaded with WWII vintage 2000 pounders, decorated as Easter Eggs. Had to make a few modifications to back date the base kit to fit the time fram
    14 points
  7. Hi everybody, I have finally managed to finish something. It is Hawker Hunter 842 from Oman, approximately from the early/mid 1980s. This Hunter is one of the former Jordanian a/c presented to Oman in 1975, serviced by Airwork Ltd., a British contractor, and flown by British and Omani pilots. You will certainly have seen the pictures of fairly low flying Omani Hunters and Jaguars. It must have been a interesting period for the people involved and at least for the foreign contractors, Oman seems to have been a dry country only in meteorological terms. Together with the Swiss and Singaporean H
    11 points
  8. Hi all, today I want to introduce eduards nice kit of the Bf-109 E-1. A model with history. Normally flown byWinfried Schmidt from 5./ JG77 Alfred Held from 2./ JG77 made the first shot down of a RAF bomber in the 2. WW, a Wellington over Brunsbüttelkoog on the 4th . Sept. 1939 at 0615 pm. Winfried Schmidt brought down his first plane , another RAF Wellington bomber, on the 18th Sep. 1939 over Langeoog. (Northsea) The model is built oob. The quality of the kit is awsome. I built this one 3 years ago. Andy
    11 points
  9. Japan Maritime Self Defence Force's destroyer DD-161 "Akizuki". Pit-Road kit in scale 1/350 with photo etched handrails from other kits...
    10 points
  10. Cant 506b, in November 1937 years staying in Italy a delegation of Management of the Navy started talks in the factory CRDA on the purchase of aircraft for the Marine Air Squadron. Italian side accepted the conditions and agreed to the introduction of equipment Polish production. On 30 July 1938 an agreement was signed to provide the Polish 6 planes CANT Z.506B, while supplies were to be held in three terms after 2 planes from 26 June 1939 until 26 July 1939 year. Polish to reach only one of the planes that flew on 27 August 1939 from Italy to Puck, through Yugoslavia, Hungary and Slovakia.
    10 points
  11. This is the Hasegawa 1/200 P-8A Poseidon. The model is OOB and was painted with Mr Color and Alclad paints. Nice fitting kit but it does have a lot of very small parts and quite a few decals to apply.
    9 points
  12. Thanks guys, Today has really been the final push on this. Before I could get the matt varnish on there were a few minor assembly jobs to complete, first the tiny pitot tube on the underside: That was then painted in situ, keeping the end in natural metal finish: Finally a strip of PE round the exhaust to represent the band clamp there: Varnishing done the masking and sponge could come off: After a bit of clean up and retouching the wipers and side window vents went on: Note the silvery end to the pitot tube, I'm quite pleased with that. Now for all the lights. I used a clear
    9 points
  13. OK, it has been a week since I posted something, so here is one of my favourite Bf 110's. The model represents a Messerschmitt Bf 110G-2, of 4/Zerstorergeschwader 1, Wels, Austria in the spring of 1944. As usual the following was performed on the model. Fuselage - MG 81Z replaced with Aries resin guns - Eduard photo-etched seatbelts added - FuG25a IFF antenna made from piano wire - antenna wire made from stretched sprue - MV Products lens used for gunsight objective lens - belly pack gun barrels repla
    8 points
  14. Hi, Next of old and odd Germans - from my current (2016) "production"... Focke Wulf FW 56 Stosser (Sparrowhawk in translation - the name of bird Accipiter nisus ). Kit by Heller, very old - mould from seventies of past century, was in my stash for about 25 years, only minor changies in engine inside done. Painting scheme from profile published in a book "Sojusznicy Luftwaffe" ("Luftwaffe Alles") - by J.Rajlich, Z.Stojczew, Z. Lalak. Machine from School of Advanced Piloting in Karlov, likely about 1942-43. Comment welcome Best regards Jerzy-Wojtek
    8 points
  15. 1/72 Pegasus Martinsyde G102 Elephant, Middle East 1917-18. Regards, Steve
    8 points
  16. Hi After what seems like ages, here's my attempt at an RAF Merlin, as used in Afghanistan....Plus a bonus pic of the Merlin with some of it's flying cousins. The Merlin is slightly untidy around the edges of the windows - always a part I struggle to get looking right. Hope you like! Cheers Rob.
    7 points
  17. So here we are again, a small update as real life issues have taken up most of my time. Blending in the pistol port with Mr Surfacer More foundry markings And the stowage rack, soldered up this one to give it a bit more strength Enjoy folks Dan
    7 points
  18. Hi all, This is a 1/48 german F-4F Phantom of WTD61 One of the last flying german F-4 Rhinos I saw this famous coloured F-4 during the Pharewell -Phlyout Air Show on 29.june 2013 at Wittmund AB . Home of the former and recurring FighterSquadron JG71-Richthofen . Basics : - F-4F Phantom Hasegawa Kit 1/48 -Decal Kit : 1/48 WTD61 F-4F by Syh@rt I have not used any further Detail kits and I know this model is absolutely not 100% but it's my personal memory of the F-4 F-4 for ever Michael
    6 points
  19. Good evening to all! I'm back with a new model... a Canadair Cl.13 Mk.2 in italian Markings. This particular airplane was a "F-86 E-6 CAN" (as named in Italy) of the 14th Group - 2nd Air Brigade based on Novara-Cameri AFB at the end of 1957. Very quick build of the old ESCI/Italeri kit to test the new decal sheets by MT Production. The only aftermarket is a seamless intake made by Kendall Model for the Hasegawa kit. Cockpit is a kit bash with the Academy. There are a lot of mistakes on ESCI kit, first of all the wrong shape and dimension of the gun bay panels. Due to the lack of time, I cho
    6 points
  20. Spitfire Mk.I No 610 ‘County of Chester’ Auxiliary Squadron, 16 October 1939 – 10 May 1940 RAF Wittering. The serial is unknown as sometimes they were overpainted during this period, bot the codes DW-O are clear. The fin stripes are reversed (blue leading - maybe in error). This one came in polybag and header with the product code 1216 from 2003, but its the same old 01071 kit.
    6 points
  21. Thanks you Badder and Foxy Just roughing out the commander figure, he's keeping his head down. So far these are as said the kit figures with resin heads, I now need to come up with a loader that would fit the pose of the rest of the crew.. I'll be back with more later. Dan
    6 points
  22. Built this little 1/72 pusher just for an exercise in rigging.
    6 points
  23. Top Coat & Decals Top coat added of A.MIG 067 IDF SAND GREY '73 as used from the 6 Days War to the Yom Kippur War but a restrained covering I'm trying to get a weather worn effect (the gun mantlet canvas has yet to be painted) and there are still parts to finish I thought it best to get the markings on now. I shall build up towards completion after varnishing A few notes: Yes, it looks like some uncovered areas of paint Yes, it looks a bit rough in parts Yes, there are shiney parts (I haven't varnished it yet) Next Time
    6 points
  24. Went to the RAF Museum Hendon last week and there's some work going on in the Battle of Britain Hall. The lights are on and they are working on the exhibits. free screen capture screen capture windows capture screen upload image upload images free pic upload image url upload how do i print screen imgurl upload a gif upload pic how do i print screen host image upload img image free hosting The dismantled aircraft show some nice interior details.
    5 points
  25. Good morning! Today the sun was shining, so a good opportunity to take a few pictures of my Sea Harrier. It's the well-known kit from Italeri/esci, even built with the kit decals. Some parts are from Pavla, like the cockpit, intake with open doors and the exhausts. Colours were white and EDSG from gunze, the Sea Eagles are from a Hasegawa kit. Thanks for attention! Alex
    5 points
  26. It's been a little while since I updated this build, but things are progressing. I had intended doing some work on the tender steps but the brass is proving a little difficult to bend so requires annealing, I just have to find something suitable for this on my next trip to that well known DIY store. So whilst that job is on hold, I've gone ahead with fitting the remaining handrail knobs and primed the boiler and footplate. There are a couple of sink marks on the footplate that have shown up under the primer so I have to fill those and I have added some plastic rod to what I assume are moulding
    5 points
  27. Well, this is what I call open moulding, which is as simple as it gets...in theory! First the Lego wall is sealed to a plastic card base with double sided tape. Flat bottomed parts are double sided taped onto the base. RTV silicone mixed 20/1 by weight. I bought some jewellers scales from eBay for small quantities. 5 quid and measure to 1/100 of a gram!!! RTV poured into the mould and left for 24 hours to cure. Recommended to pour slowly into side of mould to reduce bubbles. Generally, I don't though. I half fill then rock the mould about until full coverage, then finish filling. I also
    5 points
  28. On with a new build, this is 1/200 scale kit of the L Class Destroyer HMS LANCE as she was in 1942 just before being bombed in Dry dock in Malta which caused her to be written off and taken apart. The kit is a Paper Model rather than plastic, I have purchased laser cut frames for the hull formers and some of the upperdeck constructions, as well as set of turned barrels. The kit is produced by WAK one of the Polish companies which specialise in these types of kits and has some elements of english in the instructions which can be helpful. A few pictures of the kit below: This will be my 3r
    4 points
  29. The S tank has always been a favourite of mine. It still looks futuristic even though it was designed in the 50s. The. Kit was. Fun to build and bar a metal barrel is out of the box. I used a combination of a j's works mask and frog tape to mask the splinter cam. I think it turned out pretty well. The modelling gods we kind to a foolish newbie and I only had two small run so they were easy to patch in. I finished it off with a sepia wash and a Matt coat to flatten everything down after the gloss for the decals. Still learnings, both modelling and the photography, so comments welcom
    4 points
  30. Personally - and it is only my opinion - I think you are wasting your money. I've seen photos of the metal accessories and frankly my Alclad versions look much better! This is one of the metal engine bells: This is my Alclad version and that didn't cost me £130...
    4 points
  31. Thanks Guys Crew time, added the radio op and the driver, supplied figures torsos but Hornet heads used. Just need to sort out the commander and loader now. Dan
    4 points
  32. As promised, here are more pics. Thanks guys. And yes, this is the base from the Bandai Falcon kit with my sand technique. This is a brand new kit from Fujimi that was released this past December, 1/24 scale. Beautiful kit. Street version just came out last week. I have one of those on the way as well.
    4 points
  33. Beggar me, that's a first! The lights being on in the Battle of Britain Hall!
    4 points
  34. Nice work, Ced. For the record, I'd like to point out that I'm not a blonde 22 year-old aerobics teacher. If I was, I imagine I'd be having a lot more fun.
    4 points
  35. That's very strange. I assume the GR1/3 ammo tanks (30mm rounds) were larger as we could get a lot more in them! Also there was a certain type of beverage ( Approx70% proof) that happened to come in bottles that were approximately 67mm in diameter. ( At this point I think its prudent not to mention that the SNEB rocket used in the Matra 155 pod was a 68mm rocket.............!) Selwyn
    4 points
  36. Hi folks Managed to get some work done on both of them Primed and resanded the rough spots.....testing the shark mouth motive too....as that area will need to be masked....for the home printed decal. It's ready for a rescribe and then a bath and into the paint shop The other one is also repainted and futured next will be decalling and cockpit work. Thanks for dropping by Rgds Brian
    4 points
  37. I an confused yet intrigued by this thread.... Is Simon a sporty 22 year old blonde? And how will all the parts that don't fit, fit!! Rob
    4 points
  38. Great though it is to see a much needed new tool buccaneer, what would go down a storm would bea s new tool Canberra B2/B6. I'm sure it would have world wide appeal considering how many countries used it,
    4 points
  39. All right, I'm going to slap a few coats of paint on this baby and call it done: I know it's a little rough, and the seams need some work, but what the hey. Seriously, this was a test to see if the weight I put in the front of the nose is enough. Verdict: Way more than enough. It is nice to see the pieces take form, and I can see just from taping it together that things are going to fit quite nicely. The only place where I see any kind of gap is on the radome, where I had to sand off a casting lug. Methinks I sanded too much there, matey! This is a n
    4 points
  40. Thanks Simon, I'm sure your 'real world persona' matches that of your charming online one. Unless... you're not a sporty 22 year old blonde aerobics teacher 'grooming' us modellers are you? If so, PM me. Not much done as it's 'Star Wars' with the neighbours night (again) and I want to be in a good mood I have done some (mostly) harmless things, applying AK True Metal aluminium to appropriate parts so I can position the control column as a reference for the I/P. Reference shots show the column really close to the panel. Presumably if you wanted to go down quickly you just chopped the power.
    4 points
  41. I took this pic of a BAe Systems Skyhawk at the Phantom Phinale at Wittmund AB in 2013. You can just make out the strap around the slat on the far right of the pic. Sadly I didn't take a better pic of it.
    4 points
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  43. Recently there was a thread about an old British film called High Flight, which had copious amounts of footage of early jets. A couple of scenes had Vampires and QL refuellers, and I decided I'd do a small dio with both in it. Unfortunately the Vampire did not come out as expected as I made a right hash of it: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234995953-airfix-vampire-t11not-one-for-the-purist/ and although it looks ok'ish, it didn't really fit the scene I had originally intended. Nevertheless, I continued on with the refueller. Thinking it looked kind of devoid of a
    3 points
  44. Thanks Simon Not a blonde? I didn't think so... Thanks Simon Good tip. Drilled the holes for the cannons, cleaned them up (bottom one before, top after) and fitted the nacelle seats ready for painting and belts: Cannon holes by Ced Bufton, on Flickr I think the holes need to be slots (will ponder). I'm not sure whether the instructions are right in saying that one needs to be upside down so I'll ignore them. Ashley's image of the kit builders came back to me when trying to fit the co-pilot's pedals: Fiddly by Ced Bufton, on Flickr I had a weird feeling they had a webcam on me
    3 points
  45. Good afternoon Something like this or this If you need decals you have this sheet http://www.modartdec.com/mads-172.htmlI used it last year to get this http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234979084-mustang-gr-233-savoie-france-1945/ Patrice Patrice
    3 points
  46. Hi Folks, Tonight I got the missile rails installed and performed numerous paint touch ups: I was keen to have everything ready for Wednesday which is my birthday and I will be on holiday and intend to apply the matt varnish then. Apart from unmasking the glazing there will not be too much to do after that. OK I still have to install the fire extinguisher, no bother. Sleep well, Nigel
    3 points
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