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  1. Here is my latest build - the fantastic Academy F-4J - Showtime 100. This particular aircraft needs no introduction. Parts and fitment is stunning - only required a very slight touch of filler in places. Kit decals were not the best and some required gallons of Microsol to help them bed down. The JR release of this kit has Cartograf decals..... Painted using Vallejo Model Air and sealed with Alclad Aqua Gloss. I have added some spare PE for the belts and used thin wire for the ejector seat handles. I also based the loadout on what was carried on the day of the mission. I really enjoye
    17 points
  2. Here is my effort of producing an F86A in 1/72 scale. Life started from Academy's F86E kit and underwent some modifications; tail-plane activation fairings were removed, slatted 6-3 wing back dated to early slatted wing, front windscreen with one from Pavla and for good measure, a K-19 gun-sight fitted. I added a little more detil to the cockpit. The mods took a bit of an effort with filling and sanding but we got there. The overall NMF was achieved using Metalcote paints from Humbrol. Decals were a mixture of Matchbox for the serials and 'Miss Louise' and the rest from the Academy kit. The
    14 points
  3. Hello This is my Wingnuts Fokker DVII. I decided to build it in American colors and install an American engine. I used parts from the Wingnuts Liberty V-12 accessory sprue and scratch built a new crankcase and manifolds to make a Liberty-six engine. I started this back in the fall of 2014 and have returned it to the box many times. Finally done. The national markings are Yellow Wings decals. The rudder stripes are painted and lettered with Microscale decals and Woodland Scenics dry transfers. Thanks to David Hansen for his advice on mixing insignia blue with Tamiya paints. ( I found an 8 to
    13 points
  4. Hello,Friends - After completing this model on my first WIP,here she is parked on the ramp.Thank you for viewing.All the very best,Paul.
    11 points
  5. Star Destroyer Kuat Imperial Class Bandai Box Scale (1/14,500) Here's the SD, after a rather speedy 4 day build. Lovely kit, albeit rather on the small side (11cm long). It's sitting on the supplied stand for now, but I'll make something more presentable for it in the future. You can find the brief wip here Thanks for looking Andy
    11 points
  6. Sundowner.. Coral Sea... sounds to me kind of a vacation resort... but no! It is just one of the badasses soaring the Vietnam skies... Academy kit is great.
    11 points
  7. I've had the pleasure of building AMK's 1/48 Mig-31 kit, thoroughly enjoyed the build and it's completely out the box. Used Akan's Grey 73059 for the main colour and their Radio Transparent Grey for the radome. A big thanks to Martin from AMK for replacing parts that were sabotaged by my youngest during the build! Any comments or questions welcome.
    11 points
  8. Hi Guies, the next aunt is comming. This time a Sani-Version. This build is also a couple of years old. Oob, colours by Humbrol, done by brush. Hope you like her. Any comments are warmly appreciated. Best regards
    11 points
  9. Hello to All! There are my models and vignettes that i made in the last 5 months. Hope you liked! Hobbyboss US Army M-26 Pershing (WWII) Bronco German KFZ.13 Alder (WWII) Hobbyboss French St. Chamond (WWI) Zvezda Soviet GAZ M-1 (WWII) Mirror Models USMC M29C Weasel (WWII) Vulcan British Vickers MK.VIB (WWII) Italeri USMC LVT-2 (WWII) Italeri USMC LVT-4 (WWII) Meng British Whippet Mk.A (WWI) AMD Models German ADGZ (WWII) Hobbyboss French Schneider CA (WWI) Vignette "Don't shoot, Please!" Figure
    10 points
  10. The Heavy Gang, from Accurate Armour And Mini Art.
    9 points
  11. Loaded out as if on the day of the engagement, Gulf Of Sidra I. This is Fast Eagle 102, that slashed an Su-22 Fitter on that day. OOB, except for the decals, which came from the exquisite Furball sheet.
    8 points
  12. Well - I think I might have finished it. A few things to not on finals: Airfix's top fuselage aerial fit seems to be a later blade type. For 1950s service Meteors you need a pole type aerial where the blade one goes, plus a whip aerial further forward. Make sure you keep the recesses in the main inner UC doors clean of paint, and scrape down the retraction jack plugs that locate into them too. A full points list will follow, but for now...... Full RFI to follow tomorrow. Cheers for looking, hope it's helped a bit, and sorry it petered out at the end. I blame peter. Jonners
    8 points
  13. Hello,Friends - Here are the remaining photos.
    8 points
  14. Modelers, Grumman Tracker S-2A in Royal Netherlands Navy service, on board the deck of the light aircraft carrier "Karel Doorman" The crew of four is from designer Hugo Petiers. Two pilots and two operators. In these days, the crew in the cockpit consisted out of officers and SNCO's. One of the caps has some gold, this is the Commander Air group. Next time, the Lockheed Neptune with a seven man crew. Enjoy, Orion.
    7 points
  15. Thank you all sincerely for the kind support you have all shown on other F-14 Tomcat threads. The one thing that will remain the greatest thing out of all of this is that the modeler (me too) will very soon get a great choice and “you pays your money” as they say. We have always been about the modeler in our company and this is great news for us all alike. We get to choose what we want for our budget, expectations and quest for quality. Competition just makes us all better right? I can’t go into all the details we are going to include with the AMK F-14 series just yet but you can be assured
    7 points
  16. Here is a quick update for today: The UHF antenna was added to the starboard boom (I used black decal stripes to match the photos of WZ895), tiny white decals were applied to the tyres/wheels for the anti-slip indicators (or whatever they're actually called), the small doors that open when the wings are folded were added to the top of the wings near the hinge (these will be next to invisible once the outer wings are added), and the fuselage received its egg-shell varnish. Masks have come off the windscreen and rear canopy. The v-frame of the arresting hook p
    6 points
  17. Hi all! My new model. WIP: http://www.greenmats.club/topic/320-convair-b-58-hustler-148-monogram/
    5 points
  18. Finally got the base and case together so project is complete. Lloyd
    5 points
  19. Completed this one for the Corsair GB but missed the cut to post pics in the gallery. It made the date, but my laziness and poor weather for pics meant no such luck in getting it into the final gallery. Details: Wheels - True Details Belts - Eduard etch Cannons - Quickboost Paints - Gunze Decals - Mix of Aztec and Superscale
    5 points
  20. Really easy kit to build, years ago I tried to build the Academy one and the Hasegawa one, but the wing always looked wonky, the entire wings/fuselage/boom/tail comes in one piece, at the expense of detail, but I didn't mind. Thanks for lookin' Owen
    5 points
  21. Here is another one I've made after Messerschmitt. It's Spitfire Mk IXc from Polish Fighting Team (also known as Skalski's Circus). I decided that brush painting does not give me satisfying results so I've purchased an airbrush / compressor set. Model has been preshaded with black dry pastel (I found this method better for me than airbrushing along panel lines). It was then airbrushed with Vallejo Air paints. It was my first airbrush job ever and I had to do it twice on the bottom because I've applied too many layers and preshading disappeared. I've preshaded it again and painted it once mo
    5 points
  22. Today, before applying the primer I thought it prudent to apply the green around all the masked areas: Shortly after that on went the grey Alclad primer: I also got the rocket nozzles painted and unmasked: I am now busy sorting out all the defects the primer has highlighted, plenty on the pod but less than I was expecting on the main craft. Bye for now, Nigel
    5 points
  23. This is my first aircraft project after a long break for about 2 years. This is famous flying wing Horten Go 229 by Revell in 1/72 scale. Nothing was changed, except for some minor changes in details and opened technical hatches. Camouflage and markings are "what-if". There is no swastika on this plane, because on the original photos it hasn't got one.
    5 points
  24. Hello all, A Zvesda wargaming 1/144 scale kit to play around with some techniques as part of a group build on another website specialising in 1/144 scale models. Comments welcome and questions answered.... Happy Modelling all Ian
    5 points
  25. Not a lot to show for this morning's efforts - mostly spent the time waiting for the Pledge, which I applied over the fuselage decals, to dry. So most of the time I was working on my Hurricane build - http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235002201-airfix-172-mki-hurricane-eduard-pe-cmk-wheels-update-140516/?p=2353250 Once the Pledge was suitably dry I masked the cockpit area and then gave it a light coat of Humbrol's matt varnish from a rattlecan: More tomorrow. Comments and suggestions welcome. Kind regards, Stix
    5 points
  26. Thanks Girvan - I don't have H168 either I'm afraid... but I'm happy with the H110 which is now on Thanks Keith, Tony and Phil... varying experiences then, and I think Tony's right that it depends on the kit (Jaime had BIG problems getting parts for his Do17). I'll just soldier on and see if they turn up before they're needed; if not I can always do some scratch and repairs. I was out with the boys last night and I now have 'a bit of a head'. Hopefully I'll get something done later, maybe.
    5 points
  27. Thanks Rob, and sorry for putting temptation in your way, again Thanks for the moral support Ced, it became a close-run thing as to whether it could more accurately be described as being an 'all-dayer' rather than a 'protracted lunch', but after all: "What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to drink a beer?*" As noted above I sent Nick Millman a PM regarding the exterior colour of the Ki-46-III and he was as usual a fount of knowledge - one of the items imparted was that I had used the wrong interior colour on the -III. I don't know why I assumed that the colour would remain con
    5 points
  28. At least you are not delusional, good to hear Mr Hood.
    5 points
  29. No Mr Hood it's not ready for nicking and never will be. Please place your plans for world domination on permanent hold. Masking the red bits - I used punched out 7mm discs of masking round the rockets on the underside: Those were finished off with 3mm discs and some liquid masking: Next I masked up the rocket exhausts and decided that the tricky masking round the engine inlets was best aided with a card template: I started with a 2mm disc and then the custom piece: Here it is finished off with a blob of Blu Tack: Now it's all ready for primer and top coat in the morning. Bye
    5 points
  30. Hi all, back to modelling after long time. I was inspired and motivated to do some motorcycle as I'm a big fan. This kit is unbelievable detailed and accurate, I recommend it highly! Next project is the Tamiya 1/12 Honda RC213V.
    4 points
  31. It is a very difficult resin kit. Some parts are better not to use, I used the wheels, propellor , Venturi and windshild from Hasagawa kit. This is a UTI-4 converted from a I-16 fighter. Warsow Mokotow airfield air show 1946.
    4 points
  32. Extremely short update. Some major decals on, and windows filled with Kristal Kleer. Those decals are just superb. Being designed by Danny of Daco, they fit like a glove. I am really impressed with them, it is a complex scheme in many parts, but damn near perfect fit. Thanks for looking, John
    4 points
  33. Thanks Rene, here's the reference picture I'm using. I don't see any circles, although the 'space' in the racing stripe for the "?" seems to be circular. Good advice Rob. I fully intended to start on the MK V's last night, but thought I'd add a few bits and bobs to the Mk 21 first and ended up finishing it. Neither the Airfix or SH kits seem to come with a rear view mirror, so I did my best to scratch one from plastic rod. PIC LOST TO PHOTOBUCKET Then cleaned up the canopy a little, and reluctantly added some grime to the wheel wells and wing roots as at least
    4 points
  34. And that's it! The white is done, the black is done, I now need to drill a few holes to facilitate the fitting of some of the smaller parts post painting, but that should be quite straightforward. John
    4 points
  35. Thanks John & Joseph Few more photos I hadn't uploaded. Ignore the bits, just a rough coat to check seams. All good bar a few pin holes. I have an update I just haven't had time to sort photos and get them up. These were already done just not online!
    4 points
  36. Cheers Dan mate. Well its to the crew i have been working on, with most altered to handle this ship. Basic colours applied, now need to fine tune with magnifying. But you get the picture. First the marines. Then some of the motley crew. Some will go on the lower deck then the boats will be placed. The bases will be removed once mounted. Don't look to close as there's still some work to get them right. foxy
    4 points
  37. Hood, Chocolate will make you fat. Then your strings will break. Just settle for the milky way.
    4 points
  38. World domination? Me? I won't settle for anything less that the galaxy! And Zaphod Beeblebrox needn't think that that wheel clamp he put on the Star ship Heart of Gold is going to stop me either! The Hood
    4 points
  39. Thanks guys Right, the last few bits have been added, namely the bridge and the engine bells, and it's had a pin wash to bring out some of the detail. I was a little unsure about the wash, as it could have killed the scale look but, on the other hand, I felt it needed something to lessen the flat look on the hull. I think it's been partially successful. It's probably a bit too dark (a mid grey would probably have been better), but it has given a little more definition to the details I could continue to tweak it, but it would be overkill on something this small (come on Bandai, make a big
    4 points
  40. Hi guys, Just sharing my latest WIP. Having tons of fun detailing this kit. Engine has been painted mainly with metallic paints, AK Interactive's waxes and some AK weathering washes. I'm trying to keep the weathering subtle just to give it a used look. The weathering looks much heavier than what is appearing in the pics, not sure why. The fan and some other parts were scratch built, and some pipes were replaced with ally tubes. Most nuts and bolts were replaced with MENG model's nut & bolts set. Any feedback is appreciated. Regards, Jeremy
    3 points
  41. I am still waiting on paint for my Fujimi F-4K project so I decided to start my new mold Airfix 1/72 F-86F. It's not too bad looking kit, the scribing may be a bit heavy but not all that bad. The only thing I may consider outside of aftermarket decals is resin wheels, a resin cockpit would be nice too but no need to go overboard. I have done the Heller and Airfix, actually same plastic, twice as Mig Mad Marine which is the decals with the new kit. I also did an Airfix as The King-Angel Face and The Babes, Col. Royal Bakers plane. I am hoping to get a set of decals for The Huff. Sabre 2
    3 points
  42. Just a quick update today. The weather is sublime and my excuses for not tending the garden have run out so will be getting little bench time in later. I realized talking with John yesterday that I'd forgotten the need for a nose weight - you can tell I don't build too many tricycle undercarriages...Luckily I have a decent collection of weights from my (stalled) fishing activities: A bit sliced off a barrel weight and mashed into shape on the vice should do it. I'll have to put it in the front of this part of the nose as with sticking a radar in the main cone isn't going to leave sufficien
    3 points
  43. Hiya Folks, Well I`ve slapped a bit of paint on,......the first one is going to be a RCAF Sea Hurriciane and after 2 coats of Polly Scale Dark Slate Grey here it is so far, although I`m not sure whether to use Dark Green rather than DSG? I was intending on doing 2-A which has a lighter version of DSG,....but I could not find suitable decals ; Here is the real aircraft; And here is the 2nd one,....which will be an aircraft flown by 73 Sqn over Tobruk,.....it has 2 coats of Polly Scale Dark Earth applied; This aircraft was captured by the German`s after it made a wheel
    3 points
  44. Got a bit more done this morning - painted the teeth, decided to do them just plain white, had considered a green wash but felt it wouldn't be noticeable (my AMS is slipping!) I added more wash to emphasise them. Then I glued the head on. Apparently Tamyia kits are generally well made, but the head seems to have a real problem fitting - there are 2 pins, but they don't line up properly so she's going to need quite a lot of filling.
    3 points
  45. Wings now on. Had my first major disagreement with the instructions - Revell would have the tailplanes positioned dihedrally (pointed up ) whilst every other real pic shows them anhedral (pointed down)
    3 points
  46. Hmm gentlemen, the thought occurs: if we can get a scientific research grant to do a series of experiments over, say, the course of several years, to prove that over-imbibation is contagious... ... effectively free beer! The dog is groomed: ... and I sprayed the wheelbays on the -III - this has left me with the perfect excuse for a couple of hours' nap as I need to plug a bit of sponge into each wheelbay to mask against the primer and of course I can't do that until the paint in the wheelbays has dried... Cheers, Stew
    3 points
  47. Everything was given a good wash in warm soapy water Hopefully my girlfriend won't see these photos as she's not keen on me doing any modellign activities in the kitchen Once that was done, it was onto the building proper. First, the nuts that will hold bolts for the road wheels onto the chassis have been bonded into place and the wheels test fitted for alignment: The wheels are there only temporarily - they all need a bit of clean up work, so that will be done later. Next the cab shell comes with blank windows. These need careful cutting out so this has been done Clear resin inse
    3 points
  48. I'm going to stick my neck out here, Stew, Sitting in bed and looking through 'Spitfire - The History' and fondling the sprues of one of my AZ new-mold Spitfires (in other words, a normal Saturday morning) and I think that the Airfix spinner has a better shape as it's more pointed. Simon (Waiting for the axe to fall.)
    3 points
  49. And with a nice coat of white primer
    3 points
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