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  1. Here is my finished Airfix Shackleton MR2. I used the Xtradecal set to complete it as a machine used in the Suez crisis. The only picture i could find did not show if they had wing stripes or not. Various discussions I found were pretty inconclusive too. So I put them on, helps break up the grey anyway. The stripes were painted with Vallejo Beige with a touch of yellow mixed in. As I believe the stock of yellow paint was low. Overall grey is Mr. Hobby and some of the upper panels were faded my mixing in some light grey. All flattened down with Humbrol matt from the spray can. The props were
    33 points
  2. Well, I got it because I was tired of waiting for new Airfix releases. This summer was bone dry, I surmise due to their financial troubles. So when they said they were rereleasing the Cannie, I said what the hell. Turns out there is just took much disparity in the quality of older Airfix and new Airfix. It's night and day. This wasn't a very good kit. I mean I enjoyed the build, but not nearly as much as I have their new tool stuff. This kit is just too big to be this bland. The for was good, but not so good as the new tools. The bomb bay doors were terrible. Party due to my mistakes, yea but
    27 points
  3. Attached are a few pictures of my recent model - the B-17G-40-DL ”Flying Fortress” A/C # 44-6117, LG-Q 'no name' from 322BS / 91BG depicted as it may have looked during its fifth and last mission on 21st June 1944. The bomber crashed on 21st June 1944 in Stolsko lake, Ger. name - Schlosssee, (near the place where I live in Szczecin, PL), where most of its wreckage remains until today. Source information about the aircraft and its crew: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/15193 Source information about 8th Air Force activities on 21st June 1944 - very interesting!: http://www.8t
    22 points
  4. Dear Fellow Modellers Stimulated once more by the wartime film of Lancasters based at RAF Hemswell being prepared for a raid, I decided to try and bring the Airfix Matador Refueller up to scratch. Cue much time sanding down over thick mudguards and returning tread to the tyres. Steering wheel from Hauler and driver, wing mirrors and bridge weight marker from Dan Taylor modelworks. Am pleased to say that the Matador is still a nice kit given a bit of love and care, hope you agree? Hope you are enjoying your bank holiday? I spent part of mine working on the Airfix C-47 which st
    18 points
  5. This one has been a must-do project for a while, having built it twice previously: once as a kid, with no additions, alterations, rigging, or anything else not supplied in the box, and once about 5 years ago when I got back into the hobby. That time I added some basic detail such as interior, rigging, and a little engine detail, but when I looked at it later on I realised it was nowhere near what it should be...Once I got hold of a Choroszy engine and Miniworld guns the project was all set to go! So, what was needed? Here's what went into this transformation: Choroszy resin engi
    17 points
  6. Airfix 1/72 Spitfire PR XIX. built as part of a double blitzbuild but only managed to complete this one due to unforseen circumstances. OOB apart from quickboost exhaust and super fabric seatbelts. finished with Flory grime wash. Build time 20 hours (building two kits and includes meal breaks and tea stops). build thread http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007639-airfix-172-spitfire-pr-xix-complete-mk22-ongoing/ cheers Aaron
    14 points
  7. Klemm Kl.25 Bolivian AF, 1936 1/72 Huma kit with Blue Rider decals Build time: 18 hours (including meal breaks) Cheers Cliff
    13 points
  8. F-80A-5 LO (44-85464) 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group Assigned to: Col. David Schilling, July 1948 Hope you like? Full Build here
    13 points
  9. German Heavy Tank - Tiger 1 (Early Production) No.931 - 3rd Panzergrenadier Division -Totenkopf - Kursk, July 1943 Kit - 1/72 Zvezda - OOB Paints - Humbrol, Revell and Citadel - all applied by brush Build time - approximately 19 hours WIP - http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007635-zvezda-172-tiger-1-early/
    13 points
  10. Not much to say really. The missus spotted it while I was dragging her around the model shop and asked me to make it for her. Only my second model (after my messy Miles Master Mk.II) - out of the box build and I made up the camo myself and replaced the kit decals with my own.
    12 points
  11. Hello all A few pics of one of my latest completions - Revell's Arado AR 196 in 1/32. All built out of the box with just a Montex Mini Mask for the canopy, and what a lovely kit to build. Loads of lovely detail inside and out, so I've posed it with everything open and with one wing folded. Eventually painted with a mix of Tamiya and Mr Hobby acrylics. I had intended to go with Humbrol's range of RLM colours for the RLM 72/73 topside camo, but these proceeded to block my airbrush in no time at all, and the paint i managed to get onto the plane had a horrible gritty finish to it that i could h
    12 points
  12. Revell DHC-6. Spread over two days but under the 24hour rule, paint from citadel, Tamiya and army-painter. Built OOB.
    12 points
  13. I'm calling this one done. And apart from a couple of little things I've just spotted she is. Eventually she will be on a base, which is under construction with a crew of half a dozen figures that are being worked on (and currently look well dodgy) and I'll post again when it's really done done. This has been a long time in the planning project and was pencilled in for this summer when I knew I was going to be laid up becuase of a foot operation, which has happened and it has all worked out for the best. She started out as this: M109 DOHER - 1 by phil da greek, on Flickr It's a good kit, w
    11 points
  14. Hi folks, Long time no post. Lots of stalled builds, so I tried something simple for a quick build and as a leaving gift to a colleague who is shortly returning to New Zealand. Zvezda 1/144 Boeing 787-9 kit with f-dcal decals. I figured there'd be tons of these on here, but surprised I couldn't find any. Kit is deceptively simple but very good. The engines, with separate fan blades are exceptional. The entire lower wing is a single piece moulding, significantly aiding the wing/fuselage join and the wing dihedral. The only downside are the overly shallow panel-lines, which all but disapp
    11 points
  15. Hello all This is the Airfix kit with the Eduard etch set, plus some sprue for the wing fold piping and a 90 degree pipe that protects toward the front face of the port rad. I really enjoyed this build and now fancy having a crack at some of their other 1/48th Spits, so if any of you have any in your stash you want to sell, let me know. Quite fancy the PRXIX next. My intention on this build was to make this with a factory fresh look, really taking my time on the paint job. The result is probably my neatest build yet. I have to say I thought the PE set really was essential. The improvement t
    11 points
  16. Finished! 22 hours and 51 minutes! My Fiat Ansaldo M13-40 in 1/72 scale. I will post the build thread in the next couple of minutes and come back and add some finished photos. Greg in OK
    11 points
  17. Hello! This is my take on Bandai's excellent 1/12 Sand Trooper. These kits are superb and the quality of the parts and fit is fantastic. I will certainly be buying more of these!
    10 points
  18. Old tool Airfix 1/72 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Fleet Air Arm What if. Following the end of the Second World War and the expiration of lend lease the Fleet Air Arm found itself short of effective fighters when Hawker announced a lengthy delay to the delivery of the Sea Fury. The Seafire was more than capable as a fighter/interceptor but a dedicated ground attack aircraft was required. However, along with the delay of the Sea Fury, Hawker offered a navlised version of the Typhoon to help fill the gap. Similar to the Sea Hurricane it featured a strengthened rear fuselage and a arrestor hook was add
    10 points
  19. Finally fin ished. Was put of the shel for a while this year after decal issues useing a old bare metal foil decal sheet. . There is a little silvering i could not get rid of. Hoped final coat of future would hide it but no luck. but you can only notice it if you have it close to your eyes. A friend made me some ADC grey mixed using Tamiya pints. This is not the perminate base for it. Just need to figure a better base out and intall fuel tanks later. Enjoy Cheers Brian
    9 points
  20. evening folks ..have had a bit of a busy weekend so only a few little bits done.. ..first the uplock fittings that go on the U/C legs - these are tiny and a very distinctive shape.. ..I also made some discs for the wheel hub where the brakes are and added some brass tube to them for a nice clean fit to the axles.. ..I shot some enamel black over all the parts.. ..and then alclad - I hope enamel & alclad can co-exist together, one on top of the other? until next time.. TTFN Peter
    9 points
  21. This SBD is a Confederate Air Force Edition Monogram 1/48 scale SBD Dauntless that was boxed in 1988. The only thing different about this kit from prior boxings is the decal sheet really. I decided to take this kit on largely because I built this thing when I was 12 years old( as I'm sure a lot of us have if we are aircraft buffs) using minimal paint which consisted only of "no name" acrylic black and "green apple green" (no zinc chromate but it was real close), silver enamel, acrylic yellow for the prop tips, some enamel red for the dive flaps, and an enamel grey for the undersides, thinner
    8 points
  22. Hi all, Bit late in the day but I've had an absolute mare trying to get photos out of Flickr via my Android tablet..... Here we have the HB easy build Komet. Happen to have two kits as the first purchased 2nd hand was missing the decals, options are Luft and RAF so it made sense in my twisted little mind to buy another. Build started at 11pm uk time on sunday so it'll be the 24 hour option I'm aiming for.... World clock set to GMT so deadline is 11pm BST or 10pm GMT. On with the builds. They were quickly assembled as promised by HB and took about an hour each. One is in flying mode
    8 points
  23. Good evening everyone! I present to you my last finished (honestly not fully finished: I bought and waiting for а US Navy P-6 catapult ...) model: Thank's for your attention, Sergiy (48).
    8 points
  24. Hi all, Got back on the Komets about 2pm and this is the current state of play just as I break to get the curry cooked for the family's tea.
    8 points
  25. Gents, thanks so much....I now declare this build CLOSED! The tail rigging was completed today: guide pulleys are .010" card and I used a 1mm punch. They are clamped in some waste PE from a set of control horns which was just folded in half and slipped over the stamped out "pulleys". The Lewis and prop were all that were needed after the rigging was finished and they went on without any hitches. The finish is not my best, I really need to pay more attention to that in future. I tried for the double rudder wires, but I couldn't get a consistent gap between them so I left it at
    8 points
  26. The 1:72 Trumpeter kit of the Harbin H-5 built in the markings of the Albanian Air force. No major problems with the basic build, but if you want the bomb bay closed, there are a few gaps that will need filling. I try to keep all that sort of thing closed as the interior won't be seen easily once it's in the display cabinet and with everything closed up, makes painting a bit easier. Overall colour used was Tamiya XF-16 Aluminium. Decals are a mix of Blue Rider Albanian Air Force decals and the numbers are off the kit decal sheet. H-5-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr H-5-45 by Ryan Hothers
    7 points
  27. Revell(ESCI) 1/72 CASA SF-5B, ALA 21, Spanish air force, early 1970s. 2016-08-29_09-48-00 by mudkiper, on Flickr Build thread Thanks for a fun but intense group build.
    7 points
  28. I played prop at rugby and I'm now an offensive lineman in American Football. I did in fact eat all the pies. Also, my father in law is a butcher so I'm never short of a few in the freezer. Anyway, all done and dusted with an hour and a half to spare. Could have been quicker but I forgot the arrestor hook. Didn't have anything in the spares so ended up quickly fasioning one from a spare missile rail from I know not what. The paint could be neater but I like it. The cover will be explained with the Whif story in the gallery but its a bit of felt and some wool pinched from the wife and painted
    7 points
  29. Revell TIE Interceptor. (not pre painted) The grey is Halfords grey primer, painted with Humbrol enamels & Tamiya acrylics. Weathered with Flory wash & Mig Black panel line. Built over two days but well under the 24hr rule.
    7 points
  30. M4A1 Sherman Battling Bitch, B Coy, 31 Btn, 7th Armored Division Chartres, France. 16 August 1944 Kit: The Plastic Soldier Company, 1/72 scale Decals: Aleran, Shermans in NW Europe Extras: Armourfast detailing set Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007949-m4-sherman/
    7 points
  31. Hi There! My name is Pete Mortlock,I come from the town of Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire England,and this is My first WIP on Britmodeller! As to the topic title, those in the know will see where I'm coming from, for those who don't it's -- --- .-. ... . , which spells out M-O-R-S-E....... Yes, I'm doing a Tamiya Mk.2 Jaguar in what must be the best known one around, in memory off the Late,Great John Thaw, who left Us (Unbelievably) 12 Years ago, and sadly missed. Modifications to the kit will include:- Vinyl roof ,created with semi-gloss black paint Steel wheels, modifi
    6 points
  32. hi all, Here are some photos of my scratch-built Meggit RM-30 target towing pod in 1/48. My friend Markus mastered the pod and target holder and i did the fan. I then made masters of these parts so that i can cast more in resin if required. The overall assembly was done using flattened Albion Alloys tubing. I know that Markus has one on his forthcoming Skyhawk that will be on show in the competition in Telford this year (no pressure to finish it !!). Hope you like it and if you are interested buying one, pm me. Mods - sorry if this is in the wrong place but the for sale section didn't seem
    6 points
  33. hi all, i guess this is the place to post this as it is aiurcraft related rather than a target! It is the old Kendal Model Company MJ-1 bomb loader used by most USAF bases and other air forces around the world. It is 1/48 resin with a lot of etched copper for the loading arms and other small fiddly bits. Quite a challenge to put together but it came out quite well in the end. Hope you like it Andy
    6 points
  34. Hiya Folks, I don`t appear to have posted this model on BM before and as my MAC Ship Swordfish proved popular I thought that some of you might like to see my Airfix 1/72nd scale Swordfish floatplane? Some may have seen it in Airfix magazine some time ago, but hopefully it is new to most people! Due to the soft plastic and plethora of struts it was harder to build but I`m very happy with the result. For my subject I chose to replicate K8363 `Mitzi’ from 700 NAS which was one of two Swordfish floatplanes that constituted the catapult flight based aboard the battleship HMS Valia
    6 points
  35. Hobby Boss Me163 Komet (x2) 23 hours 45 minutes...... Thanks all.
    6 points
  36. Thank you for the comments! I found a tutorial on a thing called focus stacking, where photoshop will assemble a bunch of images into one all in focus one, which is helpful as I only have a macro lens with a very short focal range. I should also paint these pipes up seeing as took the trouble to get them printed...
    6 points
  37. Peh - done. Sorry for the lousy pics: Thanks! René
    6 points
  38. Good Evening one and all, Just thought I'd share a few pics of this build hot off the bench this afternoon. Airfix new 1/72 Defiant built straight out of the box, my only deviation being a set of Eduard Masks for that pesky greenhouse turret and canopy (there was no way I was doing that myself!). This was an on/off build for me but could easily be done in a couple of days. I chose the night fighter scheme as I like black aircraft and the shark mouth was a bonus. Painted Tamiya NATO black and certain panels picked out in slightly different shades to break up the plain finish. Panel wash was
    5 points
  39. thank you chaps and good evening managed to spend the Bank Holiday at the bench, so a little more done... I noticed from the pics that the 3D print layers can be seen on some of the recesses of the wheel hub so these were dressed with thick mr surfacer... while they dried I made a start on the gear doors... again the fabulous monforton plan helps me cheat really easily by scaling and copying...here the door gets transferred from printout to metal.. ..soon had both outer skins done... ..the bottom of the doors are actually curved so after lining the lower inner areas with another part
    5 points
  40. This is the Tamiya 1/72nd scale Corsair with the wings clipped to represent a Fleet Air Arm machine. I used a Eduard etched zoom set for the cockpit. The paints are all Xtracylix, and the decals are by Techmod. Vought Corsair II. Set 72014. The Aircraft is from 1834 NAS HMS Victorious 1944. Thanks for looking, Joe
    5 points
  41. Thanks Simon Thanks Stew You're right, the levels of rage were quite high but, despite the thought that "... that's enough to call it a day" I thought I'd blast the Stynylrez on: It covers really well this stuff and dries quickly. You can see how well it's covered the masks, resin parts and the windows - GAAAAAGGGHHH! What an idiot, forgot to mask the windows. A rapid transit to the bench, a few cotton buds, water and IPA and we're back to this: I am definitely calling it a day now. What an idiot...
    5 points
  42. Thanks Benedikt - great shot of lightning. Have you seen the 'live' lightning map here? Hi Jonny - don't worry about going off topic, happens all the time and I like it! Hi Geoff - seconded. Thanks Stew 'Beaufortesque', love it! Not that I'm loving the kit as I've had a small disaster, described later (jeopardy again, dum dum dum...) ​I'm never sure how many sticky out bits to apply before painting. It's a trade off between sticking them on later, with necessary touch ups, and the risk of knocking things off. Some are strong, like the fuel dump tubes. WDBD? Drilled them out, so I had a
    5 points
  43. Thanks for the kind words people. They are much appreciated. I'm stuck with enamels because acrylics are instant migraine for me but that's the last time I use Humbrol except for detail stuff. It's 18 hours since the second coat went on (and only thinly) it's still tacky but is starting to dry in places. The flat is at 29 Deg C. I rest my case M'Lud. It will be in RFI as soon as I can get it there. This could be the fastest I've ever built a kit at least since I was 10!
    5 points
  44. thank you very much guys. I took some better photos,, although the lighting in some is not great, so shadows galore in some; bit of a rush job. as I had the booth out. I took some photos of the mk.22 this is its current state. I reckon I could have finished both in the time but it would have been close. the decals slowed me down in the end. thanks for all the support guys. it really was a fun GB but next time I'll stick to one build!!! cheers Aaron
    5 points
  45. Morning all,Spitfire decals on and settled nicely now ready for a bit of weathering,looking around at finished models on various sites most seem happy just to leave as is or one I saw was weathered to the point that the base colour was barely to be seen so something inbetween will be my goal,no panel wash as this has been my downfall on a few of the various Airfix Spitfires due to the deep panel lines I,ll have a think about it as I try to remove the Bl***y fly that landed on my Tu-144 while the white gloss was drying!
    5 points
  46. ****FINISHED **** F-80A-5 LO (44-85464) 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group Assigned to: Col. David Schilling, July 1948 I have chosen to add the Long-Range Wing-Tip Tanks and also Drop-Tanks My first completed reality based aircraft build in over 30 years I quite enjoyed myself - wasn't sure I would finish in time It's up there in the Gallery here And, just for the record
    5 points
  47. Thanks Francis I've added a bit more weathering to the wall, and also some plant roots to represent an ivy or creeper. I'll be adding more leaves to it, but I may well call it a dead ivy, just to avoid having to paint all the leaves green later Andy
    5 points
  48. Got the side skirts on, some muddy pigments, very close to being finished. It's amazing how this green dulls down after some weathering. Cheers!
    5 points
  49. Yakovlev UT-1B 1/72 NeOmega More pics and WIP: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235003397-yakovlev-ut-1b-172-neomega-complete/
    5 points
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