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  1. 35 points
  2. 33 points
    Morning all and Happy New Year from Canberra. It's been a little while since my last post in RFI, so here's some photos of the last four models completed for 2016. All 1/72 in case you're wondering. By the way, this post has taken about an hour to put together due to the delights of Photobucket. Any suggestions for an alternative that doesn't give me time to start and finish a Lancaster?? First is Airfix's Blenheim If from 226 Squadron at RAF Digby, Lincolnshire, spring 1940... The second ever Mosquito built - W4051 from 1 PRU, RAF Benson, August 1943. This is the Tamiya kit with AlleyCat engine nacelles... An Airfix Beaufighter from 404 Squadron RCAF, RAF Strubby, August 1944... and finally MPM's Boston III from 88 Squadron, RAF Oulton. This aircraft was piloted by F/Lt Johnny Reeve on the Eindhoven raid, 6 December 1942.
  3. 28 points
    I finished this build earlier this month. This is my first biplane kit and my first attempt at rigging. I know the rigging should have been flat wire but I didn't learn that till after I bought the EZ Line so I stuck with that. This probably won't be my last biplane but I'll be sticking with Spitfires and Corsairs for the near future. Thanks for looking in and Happy New Year! Carl
  4. 24 points
    Another one to add to my Gulf War collection this is the venerable old Airfix Puma kit with added bits from Rotorcraft (main rotor blades plus white metal undercarriage - thanks Colin!!), and Whirlybits - cable ducts, intakes, ECM lumps and bumps etc. I started this so long ago that its build is somewhat of a hazy memory but there are various bits and bobs that need to be added to the basic kit to update it to the Gulf War era. The kit also has working sliding doors which meant that the rails are massively overscale and were replaced with thin plastic strips. Cockpit glazing needed a lot of fiddling and sanding to get it to fit flush. The cabin windows had nasty sink marks in them so they were replaced with clear perspex cut to shape. Paint is all over Xtracrylix Gulf War pink and the minimal decals are from the spares box. Later in the war these got identification stripes but this machine is portrayed shortly after arrival in theatre. This was partly prompted by the loss of the "Disco Light" jammer to the lawn monster (I was building outside!) - it looked like these were not fitted until later in the War so I went with a machine prior to ID stripes being added. Hope you like!
  5. 16 points
    My only build for 2016, Trumpeters 1/32 Su-25A. I really struggled to find references for an Afghanistan based aircraft so a lot of it is informed guessing! Completed using Aires cockpit, Master pitots, Quickboost antenna and airscoops, Armory wheels and some of the Eduard exterior photoetch. Painted with Mr Hobby and Tamiya paints with MRP for the cockpit. Ammo Panel Line wash was used for a lot of the 'grime' effect. The kit overall is really nice, the fit is excellent although the halves of the fuselage and nacelles bow inwards slightly I can't comment on the accuracy but there's some bits I wasn't a fan of, I didn't like the fact that the airbrakes, flaps and slats are all molded in the extended position and it was quite a bit of effort to get these all retracted cleanly. I altered the kit fuel tanks to have the smaller tanks more often seen in combat photos, added the very prominent brake lines to the undercarriage and closed all of the bay doors, which again, the kit gives you as all open and I wanted mine all closed. Brass pipe was used to add several of the pipes and vents on the underside of the engines. The aftermarket was mostly excellent however I really didn't like the Armory bits. The pitots were soft and bent so I returned them and used the excellent metal and resin Master item. The front wheel was way too big for the kit so I've used the kit item. https://www.facebook.com/breakermodels
  6. 11 points
    This build was actually finished the week before IPMS nationals at Telford. It subsequently made it to the LSP display table but due to extensive building work taking place at Phartycr0c Towers, I have not been able to take any decent photographs, even these are a poor show ith half my living room in shot. Anyhow, following the purchase of a MENG 163 and a discussion around replicating the box art the plan was to produce an in flight B17 diorama including the 163, To that end I obtained a crew and proceeded to produce a rubbish in progress thread. Well this is the result, a little photo intensive i know but there is no way I could get the whole thing in with any success so you have lots of bits. Ladies and Gents, "In Peril"
  7. 11 points
    I had a bad feeling at the end of 2016 that I did not finish so much, so I have decide to finish this small F-14 from Revell in 1:144. It is OOB, colours Revell aqua.
  8. 10 points
    Dear fellow modellers, here you are my last built of 2016: a real British classic. The Tamiya kit is not latest standard but still a good and enjoyable one. I just added some details in the cockpit,landing gear and engines, but for the rest is definitively OOB. As usual painting has been done with airbrush using Tamiya acrylics. For weathering I used oil colours and pastels. The matt finishing has been obtained with a Tamiya spray can. Comments and suggestions for improvements are more than welcome. Enjoy the pictures and happy new year Cheers Andy
  9. 10 points
    Hi, With they year rapidly running out I managed to finish this Corsair off before 2017 is with us. It's Tamiya so easy to build. I used some Decals from Barracuda for 'eightball' Dangerous Dan from VMF 213 on Guadalcanal. Its painted in Gunze acrylics thinned with lacquer I freehanded the demarkation line on the fuselage. Weathering is reasonably restrained a bit of staining on the underside and some pastel representing dust on the upper surfaces. Corsairs on the Islands did have a hard life but were maintained so I went for moderate wear and tear. I make my own stuff for this so its probably not as good as the MiG stuff. I did chip the wing root and cowl area by making some salmon pink primer painting this then adding the top coat colour and then scratching through with care nothing represents chipping like chipping... Hope you like it.. Cheers Plasto
  10. 10 points
    Good evening everyone,will get in slightly early and wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. Although i don't get the time to build as much as i would like to,due to the size of this years builds i found the need to purchase another display cabinet which i thought i would post a few pictures of along with my original one.Everything in them is 1/48 and have all been posted individually over the last few years. Currently awaiting on the bench i have an airfix javelin and an old monogram catalina to get my teeth into,much to my dismay i cam see another cabinet coming later this year,1/48 for everything may have been a bit ambitious. All the best,Chris
  11. 10 points
    Hi fellow modellers, Just in the nick of 2016, I’m able to post these images of my latest completion. It’s the 1:72 Zvezda MiG-21bis built up as an izdelie 75AP in Hungarian Air Force colours in the early half of the 1980s, just before the camouflage pattern was standardised throughout the MiG-21 fleet. I took this kit out of my stash completely contrary to my initial plan, which was to build something Phantom-ish. But I went with it and here it is. After market stuff: Kuivalainen (Eduard) MiG-21bis PE cockpit set, True Detail’s KM-1 seat, and two HAD models decal sheets with MiG-21 stencilling and generic Hungarian markings. I also used a length of copper tubing both as an exhaust can and as a way to forcibly deepen the aft fuselage, to make it more in line with what I saw in pictures. Gaps were filled with plastic and filler. Paints used: Gunze Sangyo Mr Hobby, different colours, all mixed to approximate photographic info. I wanted to reproduce a weathered finish. Especially the green used for the camouflage faded quickly; this is -approximately!- what I was going for: The kit as a kit is fairly nice. Parts fit together quite well, and if I had avoided modifications this would have been a comparably quick build. The plastic too is quite good overall - not too thick which pleased me. Especially the wings and horizontal tail look suitably thin. The wings are molded as one piece and the main gear leg housing is molded in the plastic; which is where the ejector pin marks are located. Filling these is difficult without damaging the surrounding surfaces but the marks can be hidden by overlapping added detail. However I discovered most of the panel lines on the kit were either misplaced or completely fictional; the tail fin in particular being a tableau of criss-crossing lines to nowhere. I always thought later MiG-21’s fins looked fairly distinctive, in part because of the big vertical panels in the centre. Remedy: filling, rescribing. The wheel chock was made with plasticard using the HADmodel PE part as a template. Thanks for looking! Have a nice 2017! Jay
  12. 9 points
    Hey all Righty-ho, I'm calling this one done and I'm glad to finally get it off the workbench. I think I started it in late July with only a minor break for the Albion refueller in October. This is the good old 1/48 Airfix kit with some parts of the Flightpath etch set thrown in, and of course the Buddy Store. I have a photo of this aircraft in this configuration which I think was taken at RAAF Pearce in 1967, and I used decals from Model alliance and the spares box. I know it's not 100% accurate but it's as close as I'm going to get it. I fiddled a lot with the wing fold mechanisms, and the pylon for the buddy store was made from thick plastic card. I admit that I rushed things towards the end so much that I've hardly even weathered it; I just wanted it finished. This is my second Buccaneer this year. Basically I got so enthusiastic when building the RAF one earlier that I decided to get myself another so that I could show the aircraft with wings both up and down. Of course, with a new tool on the horizon I had to crack on with this one else it might end up hidden in the dark corner of the stash along with some other obsolete mouldings. The main reason it's taken so long is purely having to concentrate on work and study, otherwise any problems were mostly of my own doing. I hope you like it. Comments good or bad welcome as usual. Cheers Gaz ps you'll notice that it's sporting the 'special' nosewheel cover........the flat bit is at the top ! pps Ok Tanmodel.........you can bring it out now Yes the engine and exhaust blanks are removeable.......I couldn't decide !
  13. 8 points
    After debate on here regarding the Spitfire Mk.XVIII (or Mk.18, for clarity, it will use Mk.18 in rest of post) the late Edgar Brooks started this quest when he posted this diagram from the manual which shows the deletion of the outer 0.303 gun access panels, and new upper wing panels added for the provision of desert survival equipment. this came up in this thread http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235013933-spitfire-mk-21-kitbash/&do=findComment&comment=2580541 as a result I contacted Peter Arnold, who has been salvaging Spitfires and Seafires for many years to see if he has any clear photos of the panels in the mk.18 wing, and if the differ from the standard E wing, which is how the Mk.18 wing has usually been described. All photos kindly provided by Peter Arnold. the below are Spitfire Mk.18 recovered in India. photo from ‘Peter Arnold Collection ' photo from ‘Peter Arnold Collection ' photo from ‘Peter Arnold Collection ' photo above by Peter Arnold. photo from ‘Peter Arnold Collection ' photo from ‘Peter Arnold Collection ' photo from ‘Peter Arnold Collection ' as can be seen the outer wing has been revised, of note is the survival equipment bays use the same wing space as formerly used by the 0.303 ammunition boxes, except the access hatch was in the lower wing. this is a Mk.XIVc (14c) wing diagram. Here's the E wing gun layout the other area of Mk.18 confusion is the rudder here's John Adams on this matter This information is not in any of "the books" AFAIK, so hence reposting it here again. John Adams posted the tail/rudder comparison drawing a few years ago, but I have not seen clear photos of the revised wing panels and skinning before, so thanks again to Peter Arnold. HNY T
  14. 8 points
    Here is the next victim of my "I've worked on that" collection. Phantom FGR2 XV430 'A' of 19F Sqn. Yes, sorry to those DG/DSG camo fans- it's grey! I've not seen the Hasegawa original for quality, but the Revell version was full of flash and seam lines to clean up. I did my usual, throw lots of AM at it to boost my abilities, I'm pretty happy with the result. Thanks for looking. Rob.
  15. 7 points
    Hi All Started this ages ago just decided to finish it over the holidays. Tried a few different things with the model, fairly happy and at least it is finished. That makes it 2 models finished for 2016 (just in time for the second). That is a huge improvement for me over the last few years, oh well see what 2017 brings. The kit is built OOB, it is not bad, but I found that the actuator arms/ linkages could have been better, also not convinced about the little piggies the artwork is a little simplistic and I think they should both face forwards but not 100% sure on that. cheers Ali
  16. 7 points
    Two and a half for me this year (1,5 more than 2015) All Grumman with Pratt & Whitney engines Academy 1/72 F6F-3 Hellcat Airfix 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat Fujimi 1/72 F-14A Tomcat (wip) Happy new year!
  17. 7 points
    not the most productive of all years, but that is what I finished in 2016 all 1/48 Guess you can find all of them here on BM, incl WIP some were done in the fantastic Britmodeller Group builds here Classic Airframes Meteor Mk7 of the Egyptian Airforce using CA modified decals Classic Airframes F-5B modifeid to a F-5M of the Spanish Airfoce using Aztec decals Kinetic MQ-9B Reaper with Caracal decals, modified to -5 version with new sensors and strenghtened landing gear Scratchaeronautics Casa C-101 Mirlo in Patrulla Aguila colors: build during more than yer but finally finished this spring: Revell Mi-24D Hind modified to Mi-35V of the Czech Airforce using CMK resin conversion, Pavla Cockpit, Rupurator rotors, quickboost BM-8 rockets, and HAD decals Airfix Harrier GR.3 with Neomega cockpit, Pavla intakes, nozles and pylons, and Xtradecals 25th anniversary Falkland decals Italeri AH-1W Super Cobra NTS with Olimp Models conversion, Master M197 cannon and Caracal decals Revell TAH-1F cobra in Flying Bulls colors: thanks for looking! Happy new year to all! Werner
  18. 6 points
    My modelling year has been spent in GBs and, although I've had a great time, I have missed just being able to take my time with a build. I have plans to do a few more builds outside GBs next year so we'll see what happens! First completion of the year was a 1/48 Tamiya kit built in the Made in Britain GB: Crusader Mk.III / British Cruiser Tank Mk.VI T126799 - 6th Armoured Division - Tunisa Kit: 1/48 Tamiya Paints: Humbrol and Revell - all applied by brush. The tank is built OOB but I have added some stowage items WIP: Here RFI: Here The next kit to be finished was another 1/48 Tamiya kit but this time in the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt GB: Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - WZ-P - No.226551 As flown by Lt.Col. Benjamin Mayo, 84th FS, 78th FG, Duxford Air Base, 1944 Kit: 1/48 Tamiya "Bubbletop" Paints: Citadel, Humbrol and Revel - all applied by brush. Built mostly OOB apart from a few bits of scratch-built plastic and wire in the cockpit and wheel wells. Work In Progress: Here Ready For Inspection: Here The Hawker Hurricane STGB was next and this was my chance to build the 1/72 new tool Airfix kit: Mk.I Hurricane - L1592 KW-Z No.615 Squadron, RAF Kenley, England, August 1940 Kit: Airfix 1/72 Starter Set Extras: PropBlur, EZ Line aerial cable and some scratchbuilt bits and pieces - gun-sight, struts in the radiator, etc. I also thinned the trailing edge of the wings and removed the fabric moulding behind the armament bays - this work included a small amount of re-scribing. Paints: Revell and Humbrol acrylics all applied by brush. The base was made a while back for my first 1/72 Spitfire and all I have done is add the clear perspex rod to display the Hurricane. WIP: Here More photos: Here The Starter Set GB was next and my entry was: Airfix's 1/76 Cromwell Mk.IV WIP: Here The Spitfire Tribute GB for Edgar Brookes was next and I decided to build Tamiya's 1/72 Mk.Vb: Mk.Vb Supermarine Spitfire EN821 from No. 243 Squadron, Fighter Command Kit: 1/72 Tamiya (No.56) Extras: Eduard Photo-etch Zoom Set SS213 and EZ LIne Paints: Humbrol, Revell and Citadel acrylics all applied by brush WIP: Here RFI: Here The Great Patriotic War GB started in May and I decided to build two IS-2s - Tamiya's 1/48 version: Russian Heavy Tank IS-2 - Model 1944 ChKZ 88th Independent Guards Heavy Tank Regiment - April 1945 Kit: 1/48 Tamiya Extras: Hauler Photo-etch HLX48324 and stowage from a Tamiya Jerry Can set Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Railmatch and Citadel acrylics - all applied by brush WIP: Here RFI: Here .........and the 1/72 Italeri version - which was a gift from Sgt.Squarehead: Russian Heavy Tank IS-2 1943 Version Unknown unit - Berlin - April 1945 Kit: 1/72 Italeri Extras: Tow cable produced from 0.2mm Lead wire and stowage from a variety of other 1/72 figures sets. Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Railmatch and Citadel acrylics - all applied by brush WIP: Here RFI: Here Then in the Vignette GB I made a base for the Tamiya 1/48 JS-2: "Road to Berlin" - 1/48 Tamiya IS-2 Kit: Tamiya 1/48 IS-2 (built for the Great Patriotic War GB). WIP: Here. RFI: Here. Figures: Tamiya and ICM Base: 4mm MDF mounted in a Wilkos 7in x 5in picture frame Scenery: Filler over expanded polystyrene, painted with Humbrol Dark earth and then a variety of turf scatters, grass tufts and trees from Woodlands Scenics, Greenscene, etc. applied. The fencing was wooden coffee stirrers mounted on square strips of softwood and the road sign was created in Photoshop. The Vignette: One of the IS-2s in the Russian tank column, en route to Berlin, is passing the female army traffic controller who has just given permission to proceed. Just at that second there's an alert that there's possibly German troops/armour in the fields/forest to the south. Some of the IS-2 troops/crew are more alert than others and instantly spring into action - the others are getting there more slowly as the tank commander smiles as he brings his large gun around ready for firing. More photos here. Next, in August, I completed my first Fw.190 in the STGB of the same name: FW190 A-8 'Brown 6' WNr 175140, JG26, Melsbroek, Belgium, July 1944 Kit: 1/72 Airfix Starter Set Extras: Tamiya tape seatbelts and EZ-Line aerial wire Paints: Humbrol, Revell and Citadel acrylics all applied by brush WIP: Here RFI: Here Also in August I spent one frantic weekend building this Tiger 1 in the Blitzbuild GB: 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: Here My four final builds of the year have been in the MTO GB which is, as of posting this thread, is still ongoing. My first completion for this GB was: Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.L No.1 10th Panzer Division 1943 - Tunisia Kit: 1/48 Tamiya Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf.L Paints: Humbrol, Revell and Citadel all applied by brush Extras: Stretched sprue aerial and Tamiya stowage items from the Jerry Can set. The rope for the stowage was made from some of Mrs PlaStix's thread. WIP: Here RFI: Here Next completion in the MTO GB was: Panzerkampfwagen VI, Tiger I (E), SdKfz 181 No.131 in Tunisia Kit: 1/48 AFV Club Tiger 1 Ausf.E Early Version Paints: Humbrol, Revell and Citadel all applied by brush Extras: Skybow Tiger 1 tracks, plus wire and plastic strip for the grab handle and step that were a feature on the front of the hull WIP: Here RFI: Here The next two are just about finished but I haven't taken any RFI photos yet. First off is another Tiger 1 - this is the 1/48 Tamiya Initial Production kit: Tiger 1, No.731, 'Norbert' This model below will probably be my last completion for the year although I intend to make a base for these 4 which I hope will be done in the next week. I will add some pictures in this thread when it is finished. The final one is this one: Fw 190 A-4 of II./JG 2 Flown by Hauptmann Dickfeld, Tunisia with working propeller The diorama for the above models is now complete and the full set of photos of it can be found in the Diorama section Here. Here are four photos as a sample: Well I have completed 14 projects this year - that's the most I have ever managed - more than one a month!!! All my kits this year have been brush painted and I thoroughly enjoyed making all of them. I have had fantastic advice, encouragement and support from loads of people on Britmodeller who, I believe, make a great deal of difference to my modelling - so thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment in my threads. I have already got some ideas of the kits I want to make next year and I'm looking forward to taking part in some more GBs - possibly not quite as many though! Comments and Suggestions welcome. Kind regards, Stix
  19. 6 points
    Hello fellow modellers, this is a couple of Finnish D.XXI's of the Wasp Junior powered 4th version, built with earlier slot-less (FR-125) and later slotted wing (FR-129). The Special Hobby kit needed some extra work to adress too short cowling, which was extended by 1.5mm thick strip and the fabric on the landing flaps was sanded down as these were all-metal. Otherwise, pretty nice build with just few adders here and there, especially around the engine and in the cokcpit. The FR-125 markings for 2/LLV 30 machine depicting it in early July 1941 as flown by T.Mattila came from the box, while the markings for FR-129 representing mount of the most succesfull pilot of the Wasp powered D.XXI , V.Karu (6 kills), was assembled of decals coming from Stratus book on Finish AF, and partially from the kit. Public thanks must go to Kari Stenman for his invaluable help with the markings of the latter kit. Cheers Libor
  20. 6 points
    What a lovely chilled New Year's Eve. Apart from setting the Hens up for 2017 it's been plastic fantastic. first off the guns got tidied and primed. Then paint, black and some aluminium dry brush action. takes me back to being 15 and painting Games Workshop figures. Then fitted. take a good look as it's getting buttoned up under half of the cowl. there it is painted on the inside. I know you won't see it but you might.....a bit.. I taped the halves together to see how it fitted. Erm..... honestly does nothing fit? it seems like the guns and pretty much all the engine parts stopped the cowl touching home. Here's the other side. Rubbish. I shaved some off my newly painted machine guns. (Not fun) alas no dice. The best course of action will be to fit the sides and shim the middle. mind the gap! connecting pins removed and shim added. Not a bad fit in the end. A few gaps but a lot better. masked and ready for Mr S 500 and filled. that needs some proper drying afore it gets sanded. I'll leave that till next year. Masking off it looks sandable. I'll let it be now. Canopy next. How do folk go about painting the inside of these things? My prowler had sections stuck inside so it was a no brainier but this is a whole different story. any info or help would be much appreciated. first, this scratch or mould line. annnnnnnd gone. I am going to mask both sides and paint.... I think. I'll make that the last bit in 2016 any ideas are welcome. thankyou all for making 2016 a great year, this my first year as a part of BritModeller. It's been such a great deal of fun watching your builds and working through my own. Have a truly wonderful evening and here's to a plasticky filled 2017. happy new year and as always........ Happy modelling people. Johnny boy
  21. 5 points
    Hiya Folks, After getting the Hurricane`s & Spitfire`s out of the way in part 1,......here it the other stuff that I built in 2016,.....again all are brush painted apart from the silver ones which are don using a rattle can. First off is; 1/48th Monogram B-26B converted using the Lone Star resin conversion into a Marauder Mk.I of 14 Sqn RAF in the Middle East; DSCF9355 by Tony OToole, on Flickr DSCF9359 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/72nd Hasegawa Mosquito FB.VI, 21 Sqn, Post War, Germany 1945-46 DSCF8229 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/72nd Mosquito FB.VI, 82 Sqn, SEAC, Burma 1945- Tamiya kit DSCF7936 by Tony OToole, on Flickr I`ve built a few Beaufighters this year; 1/72nd Airfix Beaufighter built as a USAAF NF.VIf of the 416th Night Fighter Squadron, USAAF DSCF9548 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 45 Sqn Beaufighter TF.X, x 3, Post War, Far East,.....Airfix & Hasegawa; Airfix; DSCF0527 by Tony OToole, on Flickr DSCF8301 by Tony OToole, on Flickr DSCF8291 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/72nd Airfix Beaufighter TF.Mk.X, A19-192, EH-T, `Pistol Packin Mamma, 31 Sqn, RAAF, Australia,, 1944. DSCF8260 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/72nd Airfix Whitley Mk.V of 297 (Airborne Forces) Sqn, RAF Netheravon, 1941 DSCF8477 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/48th Hobbyboss kit as a Fleet Air Arm Corsair, 1836 NAS, HMS Victorious, 1944 DSCF7545 by Tony OToole, on Flickr DSCF7544 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/72nd Matchbox Boston Mk.V- 13 Sqn, RAF, Italy & Greece 1945 DSCF9072 by Tony OToole, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72nd Thunderbolt Mk.II- 73 OTU in Egypt DSCF8069 by Tony OToole, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72nd Thunderbolt Mk.II- HD265, RS-G of 30 Sqn DSCF8085 by Tony OToole, on Flickr Thunderbolt Mk.II, KL849, FJ-G of 271 Sqn, SEAC in 1945,.....built using the Revell 1/72nd scale kit DSCF7635 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/48th Revell Mustang Mk.III 213 Sqn, Egypt/Italy 1944- old ICM kit. DSCF9246 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/48th Hasegawa Mustang Mk.IV, 112 Sqn, Italy 1945 DSCF9275 by Tony OToole, on Flickr Hasegawa 1/72nd Kittyhawk Mk.IV, 76 Sqn, RAAF, South Pacific DSCF8734 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/72nd Hasegawa Kittyhawk Mk.IV, 450 Sqn, RAAF, Italy 1944/45 DSCF9143 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/72nd Airfix Blenheim Mk.If, 30 Sqn, Greece, 1941 DSCF9475 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/72nd Martin Baltimore Mk.IV, 13 (Hellenic) Sqn, Italy & Greece, 1944-45 DSCF7283 by Tony OToole, on Flickr Some Martlet`s! The new Airfix Martlet Mk.IV;, 893 NAS, HMS Formidable 1942. DSCF8724 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/72nd AZ Model- Grumman Martlet Mk.I x 2,....804 NAS, 1940-41 DSCF7678main one by Tony OToole, on Flickr DSCF7668 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 1/48th Czech Model, Cessna Crane, 132 (Fighter) Squadron RCAF, WAC, Canada, 1942. DSCF7752 by Tony OToole, on Flickr B-17 With A Difference Part 2- 1/72nd B-17F Fortress 9202 `Mailplane', 168 (HT) Sqn, RCAF, but now in its later overall silver scheme; having earlier done the same aircraft in its camouflage finish,..seen here; b17-3 by Tony OToole, on Flickr Last January I built another model of the same aircraft in its later guise, stripped of camo; 45 by Tony OToole, on Flickr Also had the Revell and new Airfix B-17`s on the go,....but due to a fairy rubbish end of year they won`t cross the line this year! Well I think that this is it for this year,.......although I may remember some others later! Happy New Year to you all and good luck for 2017 ,.. Cheers Tony
  22. 5 points
    Good afternoon everyone, What with 2016 being a year of great changes, (moving house, new job, my wife having weight loss surgery), I've not had the time to be as productive as last year, but then again last year I had 4 enforced weeks off and then lost my consultancy contract, so ended up with a huge amount of time off. So here, in no particular order, are the builds I managed in 2016. Revell 1/32 Fw 190 F-8 Untitled by simon_rw, on Flickr Tamiya 1/32 Corsair (with a pilot figure, which was the first attempt I'd made at figure painting for a while. IMG_1281 by simon_rw, on Flickr Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk, which was one I pulled off the Shelf of Doom. IMG_1283 by simon_rw, on Flickr Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk. V, from the new kit, which went very well, apart from slight awkwardness with the undercarriage legs. Untitled by simon_rw, on Flickr Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk.16e, which was a bit of testbed for a natural metal finish (still don't think I've cracked it). 1/32 spitfire Mk16e by simon_rw, on Flickr And finally, Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk.16 e in the colours of Air Vice-Marshal James M. Robb. 1/48 spitfire Mk.16e by simon_rw, on Flickr Thanks for looking.
  23. 5 points
    Well, folks, I managed to get this one done today as the last completion of 2016! A little bit of touching up here and there but that's it. More pics in completed models tomorrow when I have some decent light. Thanks for looking in, and Happy New Year everyone! Ian
  24. 4 points
    Bandai's engineering never ceases to amaze me. A delight to build every time.
  25. 4 points
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