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  1. Airfix 1/48 De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2 This was my recent entry into the De Havilland Mega Group Build. The kit was a gem and went together well. I added resin seats, PE cockpit set, PE ladder and brass pitot tubes to supplement the kit. It was Avery enjoyable kit and I'd recommned it if you can get your hands on one. Thanks for looking and please leave any comments or questions! Build link here -
    23 points
  2. This airfix kit ( the starter pack edition ) is rather special to me because this is how it all started in Jan 2015 . I am from India and scale modelling is non existent here bar a handful of modellers , all of us relying on imports . As such I had no exposure to this hobby and in fact was completely oblivious of the same until I stumbled upon the airfix kit in an e commerce shop while searching for something else . The low price of 300/- INR and the fact that it came with brush , glue and paint prompted me to order one - I am sure I would have passed if the kit didn't have the glue and pai
    20 points
  3. I've completed this f-111e from th 77th tfw based at upper heyford in the gb forum , its the 1/48 hobby boss kit , mr hobby paints , super scale decals ,eduard etch sets, and a squadron vac canopy,Just the screen, i used the kits doors ,slightly modified Thanks for all comments Glynn
    17 points
  4. This is the Hasegawa kit with an Italeri cockpit and tail in 1/72 scale, hope you like it. Hope you like it Regards Glenn
    15 points
  5. Hi guys just completed both sort of a oceana theme. The mirage fought me all the way. Apologies for shortcommings thanks and regards mr b
    14 points
  6. The old 1957 Airfix series 2 1/72 scale Mosquito FBVI, as far as Mosquito kits go I think this is the origin of the species. Probably one of the most inaccurate kits ever produced by Airfix, having said that this kit still has a lot of appeal to me. The thing I like about this kit is that it looks like a piece of trench art, it's shape is like what you might see in an amateur wartime sketch or in a Commando comic book. This kit also holds great nostalgic value, I built two back in my childhood and I can remember most of my friends back then having built one also. Compared to t
    14 points
  7. Finished my first Sword kit!!! Another Skyknight for the forum - this one a USMC electronic warfare bird using an option from the very nice decal sheet. skyk7 by pat cauthery, on Flickr As was pointed out on the other Skyknight in RFI, the Sword kit comes with cable ducts running down both fuselage sides that need to be removed for anything but a handful of missile test aircraft. THis was a reasonably easy job, with a few panels needing to be rescribed as a result. skyk8 by pat cauthery, on Flickr The fit of the intake ducts left a bit to be desired. I mounted the th
    13 points
  8. Another kit rescued from the shelf of doom, Aeroclub 1/48 Tiger moth started some time ago . It was intended to be a Tiger Moth of the pre-war CFS display team but was abandoned after painting had started , when I discovered that the actual aircraft was a single seater. I decided to restart it after seeing pictures of G-ANNI , a current Tiger Moth in the same CFS colour scheme. Model in finished in Halfords rattle can paint with decals from Xtradecal and Fantasy Printshop Andrew
    12 points
  9. Long delayed since I finished this over a month ago but here are pics of a 1/72 Zvezda MiG-29S. The aircraft depicted is Red 24 which has the nice Russian flag on the fins and an odd patch of dark green on the nose which offsets the otherwise standard Fulcrum gray/gray-green came scheme. All paints were Akan from their basic MiG-29 set. Decals were from the kit although the specific Red 24 markings came from the very comprehensive Begemot sheet. Now having built both the Zvezda and the Trumpeter MiG-29 (as well as the previous standard-bearer, the Italeri), the obvious
    10 points
  10. Finished! Airfix Mosquito. Thanks for looking, Adrian
    9 points
  11. Seems this is the most common desert scheme typhoon, but I figured, why not? Techmod Decals.
    8 points
  12. evening folks finally I am happy to report I have what I think is a working pull for the canopy lots of tries, and lots of fails, but I now have one which has one tiny bubble in a pretty remote spot and manageable imperfections - it is still not as good as you might see on the packaging for a BIC razor, but then I do not have a vacuum room to work in, ionised air supply, metal moulds or industrial kit... essentially, most of the problems are heat related - there is a very fine line between success and failure, and most different supplies of PETG exhibited si
    8 points
  13. My latest completion the 1/72 Lightning F2A and Sword Lightning T4 completed as aircraft from 92 Sqn RAF, as I am no Lightning expert these were built virtually OOB with the exception of Xtradecal sheet X72155 used on the Airfix Ligntning so I could depict a 92 Sqn aircraft and a Pavla replacement seat, the Sword kit had a Master pitot probe added to replace the kit item that was like a tree trunk. Both kits went together pretty easily with no great problems all I would say is that some of the decals in the Sword boxing seem a tad overscale. As I have mentioned I am
    8 points
  14. Here is my Special Hobby Oxford representing the ambulance version in 1940. The build involved constructing a new tilt-up door, moving some windows and detailing the visible inside. This took some time and for the first time I took a snap of my labours (to prove that it is there) as most of it cannot be seen after closure of the fuselage halves. Otherwise it was a straight forward build that was finished with Tamiya paints and decals from the spares box and a few custom made ones from my friend at MAV decals. Finally here's a note on the B/W image; Girl Guides from
    8 points
  15. Good day, gentlemen! It's my next model from excellent model maker - Eduard.
    6 points
  16. Hi! This is an earlier build of mine and I'd like to show You. Actually You see a restart. Something gone wrong and I had to deconstruct the kit, remowe the painting with NaOH, and so on. After all I an say it did not worth the effort anyway. So I show it from the restart. The kit is generaly OOB just some modifications were made. This is the kit: Construction: Good fitting overall: P1030076 by Antal Ferenc, on Flickr Just a little plus: P1030112 by Antal Ferenc, on Flickr P1030889 by Antal Ferenc, on Flickr
    6 points
  17. Good evening everyone please find below, after a 40 year build ! Berwick Winston Churchill's Boeing 314 Clipper. Here is a photo of the man himself at the controls, with the signature cigar: Below are the pictures of the completed build. The kit was lost in my parents loft until being recovered when we sold the house after I lost my father. I failed to finish in the KUTA IX Group Build so here it is. All comments greatly received and many thanks to all the BM members for the continuing encouragement, it would never have been finished without you
    6 points
  18. Another one of my recent builds, this time it is a Bf 109E-3 of 9/JG3 in France 1940. It came as a profipack and is OOB apart from the marking being painted with Montex (told you I was converted). The fit on this kit is supreme and it pretty much fell together. Only place you have to do some fettling and dry fitting is around the engine cowling and cannon area. Hope you like IMG_2062 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr IMG_2063 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr IMG_2065 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr IMG_2068 by Phillip Loughlin, on Flickr IM
    6 points
  19. Hi everybody, painting on the C202 has officially started! After the minor touch ups needed and another primer coat, I did some preshading, using Tamiya Black Green for panel lines and Tamiya Flat Black for the movable surfaces gaps and for the bottom wing panel lines Then I airbrushed Grigio Mimetico on the bottom wings - Lifecolor Dark Gull Grey thinned with Future and a bit of Windex, in several light coats (pictures straight form the spraying booth) Once dry, I added some Lifecolor Matt White to
    6 points
  20. 1957 Airfix Mosquito FB MkVI. Love or hate this Mosquito kit it was the one that started it all 60 years ago.
    6 points
  21. Just finished this - reasonably happy with it. It is a nice, straightforward build - not too much filling and sanding, great fun, a nice subject. Mostly out of the box, I used Hataka acrylic paints, gloss seal coats by Pledge, decals ( 501 Squadron, RAF Filton) by Xtradecal. Top semi matt finish by Model Master acrylic, with some very light panel washes using Flory washes. Metallic finish was using Vallejo acrylic metal aluminum colour. I didn't go attempting multi metal shades, since the actual aircraft were painted high speed silver, rather than left as bare metal. I attempted "b
    5 points
  22. Hi I have just finished it. This is CASA-Breguet 19 A2 with W-type Elizalde engine. I had a single kit of an elusive Polish company producing some years ago very interesting short-run kits. It was hard to me do a choice of version, so I decided to breed it a bit. I did the CASA-Breguet 19 A2 (presentsd now) and I am still constructing version 19.8 of Royal Yugoslavian Airforces. I have feeling that HIt Kit made very short series of this 19.8 as well, but there are no traces of this in net. the WIP thread is here: Shortly - the model is made of some plastic original parts but whole
    5 points
  23. It's all I seem to assemble lately. Probably the last for a while because this one made it clear it was happier left alone in its box. On that note, you will notice the canopy appears not to fit properly. That's because it doesn't. It was slightly short shot on one of the arms and is warped, splayed like it's been sat on. I tried rectifying that without success so it'll have to do. Hasegawa 1/48, 95% from the box. I added seatbelts to the kits seats and used TwoBobs decals. Painted with Tamiya, Mr Colour, Humbrol and Revell acrylics. Weathered with my usual mix of pound shop eye sh
    5 points
  24. Here's the exhausts, after the final effort at a burned/discoloured metal effect. And the prop. Note that this isn't the kit propellor - that's gone the way of the wind, never to be seen again, despite how carefully I thought I stored it! This is a slightly modified spare from an Avia B534, that looks as near as I can get based on plans and photos. The cockpit edges have been done, the headrest painted to represent a leather cushion, and gun barrels added from steel tube. The main wing struts fit well and attached at a nic
    5 points
  25. Well that was close! I got my photos taken and in the gallery with about 4 minutes to spare. So I had to mask the squadron codes. I was going to do a step by step but I was in too much of a rush to take pictures! So here are the first three with words to cover the rest. First make a template for the spacing and size of the codes. Q and M are the same width so we can invert the mask on the other side: Carefully cut out a strip of tape that is exactly the width of the character strokes. Mark it with a bit of tape at the end so you don't lose
    5 points
  26. Just caught up with this one, Martian. Very nice work with the white plastic card - I love that stuff! You can make so many cool things from it, like Roc floatplane cockpits and who knows what else. When I built the Special Hobby 1:72 Skua, I believe I modified the kit cockpit parts (floor, bulkheads) so that they did not make the fuselage wider than the canopy. Maybe something was off in their master file and the error was propagated across both 1:72 and 1:48 Roc and Skua kits. Anyway, my rule of thumb is that canopy parts are only modified as a last resort - always modify the oth
    5 points
  27. Airbrushing part of the job finished, time for washes, guys with hammer and chisels, rust and so on GP rubbish: rafts: mast: spare torpedo boxes(?): and fangs of all sizes : Thanks for following Mick
    5 points
  28. I also took some shots next to the Trumpeter MiG-29S. I guess you can't really see all the differences from here. You can make out how Trumpeter botched the spine. Still, there's something about it that makes it look better. And here's the nose problem with the Zvezda. Both kits are face to face with quite a big clearing between the two nose antenna. Trumpeter's spine issue is also apparent here.
    5 points
  29. Today, after giving the primer a light sanding, I masked up for the white roof and spine. I also made a handle from some stretched sprue: I then applied another round of preshading: Once that was dry I applied the blue gloss enamel: As that's a gloss finish I can't do any more work there (it will be good to let it harden up for a week), instead I turned my attention to the rotors. First I applied a black Flory wash to the detailed areas: The after applying a coat of Aqua Gloss I could get on with th
    5 points
  30. Mosquito FB.6 RS679 AU-P, IV Sqn, RAF Celle 1949 Kit: Tamiya 1/72 Decals: Freightdog FSD72004 Build thread http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235016781-in-futurum-videre/
    5 points
  31. Finally got this one finished. Quite an enjoyable build. I just love the airliners from this era - they are so full of character. . I could tweak it a bit more but I don't want to do any damage. Getting the undercarriage doors in position was a bit of a struggle. I also added on a few additional aerials and the DF loop fairing on the underside (which came from a Welsh Models Argonaut I never finished.
    4 points
  32. My latest effort. This is Revell/Monogram Promodeller 1/48 Focke-Wulf Ta154 nightfighter. Pretty decent kit but needs lots of weight to keep the nosewhel down. There's weight in the engines, the propeller spinners, the nose, I even resorted to lead in the nose gear bay. I sprayed the Xtracrylix dark grey RLM75 first then masked it off to spray the RLM 76 Lichtblau overall. Had trouble with the Xtracrylix clogging the airbrush. Fixed with a little cleaning and thinning. Oddly enough the bad-language solution had little effect. Anyway here it is.
    4 points
  33. Hey Peeps. What's up. It has been such a long time. Hello to the new members and old acquaintances I made when I was in the UK. I have been away for too long but finally, I know have a completed kit that I want to show to you guys. More informations and more photos and bigger ones can be found on my blog as usual - http://modeller-innovation.blogspot.com/2017/06/tiger-model-135-amx-30b2-brennus.html Please do have a look and thank you so much in advance for any feedback you guys may have. C&C are welcomed. I may have lost some of my pr
    4 points
  34. Here, finally, are the pics of my finished Short 184. But first a little potted history of this aircraft: The Short 184 was the first aircraft designed specifically to carry and deliver a torpedo. The prototype, (no 184 strangely enough!) was put aboard HMS Riviera on May 3rd 1915, then joined HMS Ben-my-Chree on May 21st. No. 842 was the second production machine and joined HMS Ben-my-Chree on August 10th, in the Aegean Sea. On August 12th at 0455hrs, Flight Commander CHK Edmonds took off in 842, without an observer, and with only 45 minutes fuel - all he could ca
    4 points
  35. Freighter finally finished using the old Airfix kit, Magna conversion and lots of filler. Main changes are the engines beefed up with new exhaust positions, the Airfix ones are too small and the Magna ones simply wrong. Decals home made. A few pics... Just noticed how silvered the wing decal is, may correct that. Next project Contrail Blackburn Botha and a Bristol Scout.
    4 points
  36. I set aside some time this weekend to work on my Thud build. I had hoped to get the cockpit done but only got so far as the ejection seat. In addition to the Aires parts, I substituted some Eduard photoetch (seatbelts and ejection handles) and scratched an O2 mask hose and some cabling. Here are some pics. Trust me, it looks better in true life -- the camera sure brings out all of the flaws and magnifies them ten-fold! And, a couple while testing fit in the cockpit tub: Cheers!
    4 points
  37. The length was most likely limited by an elevator or maneuvering on an elevator since by this time they were all located at the edge of the deck. The folded width was less constrained but needed to be minimal because of the need to cram aboard as many aircraft as possible. I'm not sure that the following numbers are directly comparable, but 94 F-14As could be accommodated on a Forrestal-class carrier according to its SAC; a spotting diagram of the F-111B I have indicates that only 85 could be parked on a unnamed super carrier leaving the angle clear for landings. However, since at most two squ
    4 points
  38. Thanks Bill, it looks like the moulds were either scaled up or down. These days one of the first things I do on a project is to check the fit of any transparencies and modify the kit if necessary. Like you, I will go to almost any lengths to avoid having to start changing the width of canopies. In this case the work undertaken has ensured a good fit of the centre section transparency. I may make my Alley Cat 1/48 Jindivik soon, if only because it has no canopy! Hang on a minute! Aliens building unmanned aircraft? There's a recipe for a sensible thread, free of lunacy if ever I saw
    4 points
  39. I fear we are about to upset the General again by discussing some more modelling. I was able to separate the turret ring from the model and relocate it as far down as it will go. Perfect Plastic Putty was used to fill any small gaps. There was a beam that was attached to the pilot's bulkhead and this has been constructed and glued to the model. The fuel tank is being constructed and mountings have been attached to the floor of the rear cockpit. I had a slight concern that it is on the small side and may replace it with a larger item. I shall sleep on this one however; the problem that is, not
    4 points
  40. Airfix 1/72 Mosquito FB. Mk VI in 75 sqn RNZAF colours, Old Models decals, Jays Models treaded tyres, actually for Beaufighters but I reckon they looked OK, though I put a disc over the spokes. Mosquitoes served with 75 squadron RNZAF postwar from 1948-52 when they were replaced by Vampires. The one I've modelled YC-B NZ2336 is preserved in a private aircraft collection near where I live & on retirement from the RNZAF had only some 80 airframe hours on it & was destined for destruction as were many others before being rescued by the owner. Build thread
    4 points
  41. Grumman A-6 Intruder The Grumman A-6 Intruder was an American, twin jet-engine, mid-wing all-weather attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace. In service with the United States Navy and Marine Corps between 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was designed as an all-weather medium attack aircraft to replace the piston-engined Douglas A-1 Skyraider. As the A-6E was slated for retirement, its precision strike mission was taken over by the Grumman F-14 Tomcat equipped with a LANTIRN pod. From the A-6, a specialized electronic warfare derivative, the EA-6, was developed. Following the go
    3 points
  42. EE Canberra Pr.9 1:48 Good evening! Finally, at long last I'm calling this one done. It's a 1:48 Airfix Canberra Pr.9 that I picked up at Cosford this year. Overall the kit is quite a good one- only problems are the thickness of the plastic, lack of a proper Pr.9 cockpit or Navigator's nose compartment and lack of a bomb bay. Thankfully the latter was amended with the help of @canberra kid who very kindly offered me one to use in this build! WIP: Kit: Airfix Canberra Pr.9 1:48 Paints: Vallejo, with Alclad for the exhausts
    3 points
  43. From memory they're 5/32 SP85 Mush Hds . Its got to take some punishment.The blind rivets look like T/Pop Domes also used Cherrys or a type of Avdel that was new to me at the time called an MBC . That Bonding strap up the cab (left 1/4 down ish ) is held by two 3/16th Black Msh hds with washers under the heads for scale. Pretty sure I was drilling out 5/32s on the fuse to fit the straps. I don't know how many Sea Kings they built but when I was fitting the attch. point anchor nuts for the FOD (Your Barn Door!) I had concessions for every attachment point due to the drill
    3 points
  44. Managed some more bench time recently so time for a small update. First job of the day was to get the fuselage sealed up. This took a bit of time and quite a few test fits, mainly down to the Eduard IP, and the way Airfix would have you assemble the cockpit. As with all the new Airfix releases, tolerances are extremely close so careful cleanup of paint on all the mating surfaces is needed. Once the interior is aligned, it all clicks together well. The tape is there purely to hold it whilst the cement sets. Once that was done and had been put aside to set up, I
    3 points
  45. Well the old Airbrush has had a bit of use over the weekend! I went out and got some Gunze and had a bit of a play on my Saladin before I got serious with some of the interior bits for the Conky! Shot some Tire black freehand on the lovely DEF Model weighted tires and got some clear gloss on the exterior! Drivers left side bulkhead, sprayed silver, various boxes and the drivers seat picked out in colour and then clear coated before a first hit with some Flory wash. Drivers right side, floor and the FCT, the sam
    3 points
  46. Added a bit of colour and some decals from the spares box and it is almost ready to button up.
    3 points
  47. And if he wants his bedroom ensuite......
    3 points
  48. I completed the Huracan three months ago. Here are some pictures. Henk Kaijim
    3 points
  49. In their campaign to discredit the F-111B, the Navy arguably misrepresented its size and weight among other things while neglecting to mention that its production was at least a year or two ahead of the availability of the Phoenix weapon system to install in it. The Navy also failed to subsequently note that the F-14 could not stay on station as long as the F-111B or land on a carrier still carrying all six Phoenixes (the F-111B could and had a lower approach speed as well). When fueled and armed for the Fleet Air Defense mission, the F-14 was not significantly lighter than the F-111B and much
    3 points
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