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  1. Blimey, it HAS been a while, hasn't it..? Ok folks, after a long wait, here's my FG.1 in naval uniform. Kit by Revell (Hasegawa re-pop), intakes by Aires, cockpit by Eduard, weapons by Hasegawa, paint by Gunze, decals by Model Alliance, patience by me... Scene setter first: Then the walk around shots: A couple of close up detail shots: And a couple of overhead shots: Standing alone on the tarmac, ready to get going... Hope you like it, Dean
    23 points
  2. Hi everyone, Thought I would share a couple of photos of my ICM 1/48 JU-88 A-4 in a winter scheme. The kit is due to potentially go into a magazine soon so I have to keep photos and details of the build secret for now so i've taken a couple of quick snaps to share.
    22 points
  3. Here is the latest completion. This was rescued by a colleague who for some weird reason planned to paint this green and blue, and the paint chosen was CANVAS paint, well that is what he said!!!! So no idea what it was exactly but it was NOT easy to remove and was about 1mm thick in places. Anyway I said I would build it for him as long as I could do it in the correct scheme, been building it on and off between other things, nice little kit but when I do one for myself I will take a little more time and refine a few things. Always liked the scheme, and glad I tried it out on a small kit,
    19 points
  4. Hello everybody; This is the S79 from classic Airframe using a lot of goodies, home made resin parts and elbow grease to convert a basically good model into a more detailed and accurate rendition. This plane has a special story as it was last seen attacking a British convoy, then lost its bearing to end in the Lybian desert where she was found in the late 60's. The remains of the wreck are now in the Italian museum of Vigna di Valle! best regards.
    18 points
  5. Hi mates, For my latest project I wanted to do justice to the amazing English Electric Canberra, one of the most versatile and long-lived military aircraft ever built. I chose XH134, a Canberra PR.9 chosen to wear the retirement scheme that truly marked the "End of an Era." Ashley Keates, who designed the stunning scheme, even stopped by the WIP thread for a visit. I decided to use the much-maligned "new tool" Airfix PR.9 kit and correct the major deficiencies along the way. I thought at first that I might do a bit of a kitbash with the Xtrakit model, but eventually I decided
    16 points
  6. The old Frog F-3 Hornet kit sprayed in alclad and re-etched.
    14 points
  7. This is a really nice kit which goes together very easily for such a spindly biplane. I borrowed some techniques that I've seen on the forums to replicate the translucent nature of the clear-doped wings and I'm happy with how that turned out. Markings are for a 16 Squadron machine which carried the legend "St. Catherines Ontario" on the forward fuselage. I made decals for that and the tail code on my laser printer, the roundels are from the kit. I rigged the control runs with EZ-Line and the rest of the rigging was done with Nitinol wire. I kept track of how much went into it th
    11 points
  8. As promised, some (sort of) better pictures of the transparencies in place. Martian
    10 points
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  10. I seem my reputation (or is that ill-repute?) precedes me. Pull up a shooting-stick old top and take the weight off. The National Air & Space Museum in the US have one on display here: https://www.si.edu/object/nasm_A19610100001?width=85%&height=85%&iframe=true&destination=spotlight/national-security-space Great for detail, but almost unbelievably unhelpfully they give the dimensions of it when folded up in the display case! I must say the US taxpayer is scandalously ill-served in this instance. Being the less-glamorous side of this system
    10 points
  11. Haul..... woot. Thanks for even more birthday wishes. I'm off to get lunch and a pint. have a great weekend guys. Johnny Parts.
    10 points
  12. Looks like. Today while in line to order food at a restaurant, he gently fondled the buttocks of a middle-aged lady in front of him. A precious memory that will live forever, I'm sure. Today I ran 6.5 miles (that's 213,500 kilometers), helped move a sofa and then another sofa, carried a bird cage in and out of my house, and changed the world's smelliest diaper. Those of you who peruse the "What have you last purchased" threads may have noticed a corresponding uptick in purchases as a result. I also, believe it or not, did some modelling. To prove I'm a Tru
    10 points
  13. My turn for this now, a Hasegawa F-16C from the 64th Aggressor Squadron from Nellis Airbase. Decals from the Two Bobs Blizzard Bad Guys sheet with the number rearranged to become 86-299. Build thread. 'scuse the crappy lighting, I really need a light box, these are a bit washed out. Steve.
    9 points
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  15. Primed: Untitled by Ced Bufton, on Flickr We're off on a 'Wine Arts Trail' this morning so it's probably best if I don't do any modelling on our return!
    8 points
  16. Airfix 1/72 Vampire T.11 - Vampire Preservation Society, North Weald Build Thread Built out of the box except for adding ejector seat pull cords and new pitot tube (because I broke and lost the original!).
    8 points
  17. Thanks Stix, Benedikt and Johnny - not long to wait now: Untitled by Ced Bufton, on Flickr
    8 points
  18. so here is the promised update, i hope it was worth the wait... but first, the weather has been ok round these parts of late...start of the walk with the kids... Untitled by robert mulvey, on Flickr and it was on this walk that a revelation happened... my wife and kids live next to farm lands mostly orchard for cider apples but also a few big fields for sheep. in one of these fields, just up the road form their house, is a huge green metal barn which i assumed was for farm equipment.... until today... while walking I hear engine noise in the barn and out tax
    8 points
  19. F-16D 08-8024, Royal Moroccan Air Force, 2012 Kit: Kinetic 1/72 Sufa Decals: Caracal CD72019 Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235015468-moroccan-f-16d/
    8 points
  20. F-16CM Have Glass 5 93-0391, 157 FS, 169 FW South Carolina ANG December 2015 Kit: Revell 1/72 Decals: Wolfpak 72-091 Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235015069-you-wait-ages-then-three-come-along-together/
    8 points
  21. I'm calling this one done. It's the now aging Trumpeter 1/350 kit #05302. The kit does need a bit of work but it's the only game in town for Britain's favourite warship and is therefore worth the effort. The turrets were replaced with Flyhawk HMS Hood Super Upgrade Set FH350099 which also came with range finders, UP launchers, blast bags and search light platforms. I started off detailing it with Flyhawk 350098 which whilst nice where it's nice, is also lacking in many ways in terms of the parts themselves. The instructions were poor by current standards. Happily White Ensign Model
    7 points
  22. hi, Here are a few shots from Frisian Flag this year - taken during week two, when conditions were a bit variable. Hope you like them, and thanks for looking in, cheers,
    7 points
  23. Hello everyone , I present the 72nd scale kit by Az model of the Oxford finished as an Indian Air Force airplane . The highlight of this model is the Ashoka Chakra roundel which was used for a brief period of 1-2 year after independence before we adopted the present 3 tone roundel . The Ashoka Chakra , named after Samrat ( ruler/king ) Ashoka , depicts the Buddhist Dharmachakra and is also found on our National flag and emblem ; Samrat Ashoka ruled over a vast expanse of present day India between 268 to 232 BC . The chakra is not a mere decoration but symbolic of core Buddhist teaching and
    7 points
  24. Hello All, I've been plodding along with the old Airfix Blenheim here. Changes included: modified fin and rudder, modified nacelles, re-scribed bomb bay and ailerons, scratchbuilt cockpit, Falcon cockpit glazing, spare new Airfix turret, spare MPM turret guns, crew from the spares box, hand-painted markings, and lots of other odds and ends. I've just finished weathering it and took some pictures this afternoon. Blowing the propellers round whilst trying to take pictures at the same time is surprisingly hard... Full desert (well, South London anyway) sunlight:
    7 points
  25. Fellow plastic companions ... Just finished the Academy 1/72 - P-47D Bubbletop Thunderbolt. I think its a little nice model, but the decals are so bad...especially the big front ones, they re thick and they simply do not "glue" or adhere to the model. Next time i ll just buy other decals. I was my first "metal finish" model and i really learned a lot, i conquered my fear of the metal paint and next one will be better. I just could nt control myself with the weathering, i though of a light weathered model...but in the end it came out a bit beaten, i simply prefer a weath
    7 points
  26. F-16C Block 25 85-418 57th ATG , Nellis AFB Kit : Tamiya 1/48 F-16C Block 25 Decals :TwoBobs 48-254 "F-16C WA, WA, WA Vipers" Aftermarket : Master Model probes Crossdelta strengthening plates Painted using Advanced Modelling Product masks.
    7 points
  27. Hiya Folks,.....here I am again,.......this time I`ve got the decals on and also got most of the ancilliary items painted up ready including a slipper tank from a Tamiya kit and Barracuda resin treaded tyres (although I`m still waiting for the set that I ordered plus a resin side door to arrive from Hannants!); I`ve also added the Barracuda resin seat with its plastic card armour plating and an MDC `Q Type etched harness; And I`ll be bombing the model up too;
    7 points
  28. 1/72 FROG DH F-3 HORNET 19 SQUADRON RAF CHURCH FENTON LATE 1940'S The trusty old 1970's Frog kit rubbed down and scribed. Painted in Alcad II semi-matt aluminium over grey and gloss primers giving a slightly different finish around the leading edges and other areas. Alclad II light burnt metal was used on the exhausts with Alclad II chrome on the spinners. One or two bits from the spares bin were added as was a little scratch building such as the fuselage strap but built with nearly all original Frog stock parts.
    7 points
  29. F-16C "Arctic Bandit" 86-305, 18 TFS, Eielson AFB April 2008 Kit: Revell 1/72 Decals: Two Bobs 72-100 "Blizzard Bad Guys" Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235015069-you-wait-ages-then-three-come-along-together/
    7 points
  30. At least you're tubing wasn't drooping like mine.... Wotcha Tomo. Perpetual motion device? I already have one of those - it's called 'my youngest son'... They are bloody strong for their size (I think they're also used in things like electric cars and microphones and the like due to their power to size ratio). Even those little 1mm pellet jobs you saw me playing with above slide over each other like a pair of eels due to the strength of the repulsion involved. Aaahhh. We're straying onto matters of faith here Brother Tomo: A busy day today as my
    7 points
  31. You see, Martian, that's what happens when you take pictures in Earth's atmosphere and not in the methane infused soup in your saucer. It is looking rather nice though.
    6 points
  32. 9/4 update. Slowly building up the yellow layer of paint. Letting this dry until tomorrow when I'll add the final touches to the yellow. My order from Germany should arrive tomorrow as well so I'll be able to use the Panzer Putty for masking the finer details and masking tape for the bigger areas. Lots of pics here: Achtung! Spitfire: (well, have to build something while the paint is drying on HD Judy )
    6 points
  33. Cheers Simon, hopefully you will like the trio coming next as your help with them has been invaluable! Its really worth a visit, beautiful any time of year... in my opinion... Really chuffed with Zak's work, like I said it defeated me. Cheers for the kind comment Mine was a twin of some sort, then mum and dad bought me a 1/48 harrier where I had to build the engine to do by myself! Could be why I stuck with 1/72... you are correct its not labled correctly, bugger... I will pay attention next time! I will need a bigger table for fu
    6 points
  34. The next step with the Triplane was to reskin the cockpit sides and turtle deck To do this, I stuck a piece of masking tape on the area I was working on and cut it to size. That was then stuck on a sheet of .005" card and cut out. The ribs/longerons were marked onto the back side with a ballpoint pen, with enough pressure to leave a mark on the outside face. It worked out ok for the Pup and the cockpit sides, but the rear decking on the Triplane was not the best.... I really wasn't happy with the Triplane decking so off it came. I then realised that the rear of the f
    6 points
  35. oh and i forgot this, my mate at work has been showing her boy pics of my work and he was inspired to build this lovely little dauntless! further than i bloody got! Untitled by robert mulvey, on Flickr Untitled by robert mulvey, on Flickr look Ced, its wheels up, i hope it gets put on a ceiling Rob
    6 points
  36. F-16B 78-0096, 34 TFS Hill AFB 1979 Kit: Revell 1/72 Decals: Caracal Models CD72031 Build Thread:
    6 points
  37. ROKAF KF-16C in pre-2005 markings Academy 1/72 kit built from box. Decals from the box. Build thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235016984-academy-172-kf-16-finished/&
    6 points
  38. G'day people, Unfortunately, I was unable to finish my F-16 STGB entries due to work commitments dragging me away. Hopefully I will have better luck with this GB. My subject fort this STGB will be an RAAF F-111C, specifically A8-132. This airframe was used as a test bed aircraft for F-111C related stores and issues. It was also used to trial new weapons on occasion during the time she was attached to the Australian Research and Development Unit (ARDU). Following the attachmentent to ARDU, this airframe then when on to become the first RAAF F-111C to undergo the Avionic
    5 points
  39. Hello All. I've had a few laidback months modelling wise and have been slowly chipping away at Airfix's HE 111 which has suffered a series of setbacks, namely a warped canopy straight from the box, which means I cannot continue until hopefully Airfix kindly send me a replacement... Nevermind! After seeing @The Spadgent getting stuck into his P-38 I thought I'd shelve the Heinkel and start a WIP with an MPM P-38 in 1/72, which has been in the drawer for months: When I bought this, I grabbed a set of War Birds decals which contained Col. Olds Scat II:
    5 points
  40. Hi folk's it's great seeing some older photo's as well as the newer ones here so as I was digging around the box of family photos I came across a few surviving Milldenhall photo's from my first ever air show I think 1994(sadly it took me till age 34) Well Durham has always been an airshow wasteland till the revival of the Sunderland one in recent year.s but you can't get this close.Sorry for the poor quality but this was pre-digital and a mate lent me a camera which I had no idea how to use! I've simply photographed the photo's on the table which doesn't help.
    5 points
  41. Another one finished for the year and that already makes 3 more than last year. I fancied another go at a WW1 kit and the Eduard Fokker D.VII got my interest, another lovely little kit. I built it straight out of the box apart from some rigging, which there isn't a lot of. The paint, again not much, came from Gunze or Vallejo. I didn't add any weathering on this one as I didn't want to mess around with it much, clumsy fingers and fragile kit don't mix too well. Here it is though and on to the next. Comments and critique welcome
    5 points
  42. Hello all. So I've called it a day on the J-10B I was building. I didn't do a build thread - I completely forgot. If you want to know more about the kit itself and my single dry-build photo then read that on my article here. Otherwise, please enjoy some pictures below. Still learning to take pictures/edit them so they're not amazing. I'm pretty happy with the model itself though. My first Trumpeter kit, safe to say I'm massively impressed.
    5 points
  43. ... that includes a couple down from the shelf of doom , a very rough repaint and one from the DH GB. But first off: DH 82 Tiger Moth. Featured in the current DH GB. Next above and below, a very old build of the Heller DH89. It never was comoleted properly. Finished in silver with reg G-AIDL as the one I flew in but messed up the kit build a bit. Then I was going to finish it as one of the Kings Flight Rapides using aftermarket decals but the repaint ednded up being a mess too!! So recently , with the DH GB I d
    5 points
  44. Hi everyone I have some paint on the old girl. I've literally just removed the masking tape and blutac and all in all its gone pretty well. There are a few touch ups needed especially around the wind deflectors on the gunners positions and on the black that I've managed to catch with my finger nail removing the tape but I'm happy. Tomorrow I'll carry out said touch ups and then put her to one side to cure for a couple of days. In the mean time I'll work on the engines and my Hawker Tempest. Cheers all
    5 points
  45. Hi folk's just an update of the last few days work,I,ve primed all four in gray and started on the three dark blue aircraft's paintwork here's the three painted,it's not really obvious but Eduards night fighter is a darker blue than the rest I used Tamiya sea blue as my main colour and lightened it for shading of the highlighted areas and did a few quick passed with the airbrush to break up the solid colour, looks strange but trust me as the glossing progresses it blends smoothly,anyway here's all three. Eduards 5N. And one of the Hobbyboss kit
    5 points
  46. Finally got a bit more done, what with work getting in the way!! Got the masts pretty much finished; I corrected he position of the main mast ladder from the search light platform to the control position from my earlier effort which went up the mast itself. A watch out for anyone building this kit with the WEM PE is that the plastic yards supplied as part of the mast are far too short. I used the kit mast as a template for the replacement brass yards, which are also therefore too short so the PE yards with footropes overhang. The WEM yards are correct when compared w
    5 points
  47. So here we go again, for an OTB build this is going way off message, talk about "mission creep"! This was the turret ring last night.............. And here it is now! Ditto hull................... All very rough, but the two halves match! And access is much improved to boot! I drilled out the centre of the mantlet and fitted some rod into it, leaving it to set on the drill chuck overnight to ensure it was straight, This enables
    5 points
  48. Some paint the, would you like? Let's start with Xtracrylix Azure Blue on the Academy Hawk The blackbasing is just showing through, just as intended. I might hit the fabric covered surfaces with some darker shade, just to get a little more variation in it. Comments on that please? The Airfix Hawk will be in the Curtiss delivery colors so here it's Dupont 71-021 which I interpreted as Gunze H311, which is also known as FS-36622 My camera and photo setup is far from ideal, and the fool using it is no better, so that's why the pictures suck! Lets try the c
    5 points
  49. And so, construction commences. It's been a weekend day with the weather doing this (and getting worse), so progress has been quick! Firstly, I glued together the pieces for the cockpit. I also cut away the access door on the port side, and sanded it down to reduce the thickness. I also carved away a bit of the fuselage under where it will attach to further reduce the apparent thickness. The cockpit parts were then given their main colours using an airbrush. The silver is Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminium, and the
    5 points
  50. 1/72 Hasegawa General Dynamics F-15CJ Fighting Falcon 35th FW, PACAF Misawa AB, Japan Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235014800-172-hasegawa-f-16/
    5 points
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