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  1. Hi mates, as usual I'm abroad for work and I havn't got any updates on ongoing projects, so I've decided to post an old one I carried out in 2000,when i decided to come back to aircraft modelling after many years. The model was an old Airfix and , gift from a friend who had had it for years in his stash and it showed its age, but the shape was quite accurateand the raised panel lines weren't that many to be rescribed, so I decided to have a go with it.Unfortunately I haven't got any pictures of the progressing works ,as I didn't have a digital camera at that time.
    24 points
  2. Hello all. My latest build is the Airfix Wildcat. All in all a neat little kit and in my opinion one of their best yet. I stuck with the kit markings and used Sovereign Colourcoats enamels. Weathering was done using oils and pigments. Thanks for looking and all comments welcome!
    22 points
  3. Hi Here is my last build with this Special Hobby Northrop Nomad. This is one of the long family of all metal aircraft designed by Jack Northrop and known as A-17 or DB 8. I chose to build this SAAF trainer of the 42nd Air School based at South End, Port Elisabeth, South Africa in 1941. Thanks to Tonyot who gave me a picture of her I could add the gun stubs and the Venturi. Sadly I made a beginner fault with some super thin glue in front of the canopy thus the white layer at the junction with the fuselage. Anyway it was a fun build and there are many other DB 8 in my stash to b
    20 points
  4. Hi Everyone, Thought I`d share some pic`s of my latest addition to my collection of `Secret War in Laos` collection My second attempt at Gallery Models 1/48, H-34 Choctaw kit Finished in the markings of the Royal Laos Air Force, but based at Udorn Thailand and partly operated by Air America during the `Secret War` Built mostly from the box contents, the only differences being, pipes/cables for the winch, brake pipes and, antenna fit, which were sourced from the spares box or carved out of a bit of clothes peg. Improved the kit a bit by removing
    15 points
  5. Hi all, Haven't had much time for modelling lately, but as I'm on holiday this week and it's raining, (typical) I went through my stash and decided to do a nostalgia build. When I was a kid, a mate of mine bought me the old Airfix 1/72 FW190D as a birthday present. I found the same boxing of the same kit on sale at a model show some time back for the princely sum of £3, so I decided that I'd have a go at something from my youth. Strictly out of the box, no scratchbuilding, just build and paint. Apart from a problem with the canopy being crazed and scuffed and the decals
    15 points
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  7. Kit manufacture: New Tool Tamiya Scale: 1/48 Type: F-14A Extras used: Eduard seatbelts, RBF tags, Master pitots. Furball Decals and walkways Paints and colours used: All MRP, apart from detail Well, its been a few months and i've finally decided to haul all the photography equipment out to photograph some recent builds. Here is the new tool tamiya F-14, and i can only echo how absolutely sublime the kit is. OutstandingI used this as a canvas to play with MRP paints as i really wanted to achieve that worn line jet look without going OTT. They performed flawlessly, a
    12 points
  8. 'A modeller of whom we're aware Painted roundels on just for a dare, Though his spray was excessive His humour transgressive Ensured a fnaar fnaar fnaar - so there!'
    12 points
  9. Thanks Giorgio, Keith, Martian, Michael, John, Tony and Johnny - all very kind Thanks Cookie - it's thanks to you that I even started this route and, as you can see below, I still need to try harder! Next stage, re-insert the red mask, THEN remove the blue, again burnishing well especially the panel lines. Then you can unmask the red: Not bad. Spray the blue, wait a bit then OFF with the masks: Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear (or words to that effect), like Cookie I've got some white showing. AND look at that 'ring around
    12 points
  10. After a long battle Fiat is finished. Markings are my own work + old masks and decals from other models. Work in progress topic: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=69719&hl= My Spanish collection - Cricket, Rata and Stuka. All beautiful in their own way :
    11 points
  11. I cannot let that stand, Sir! "Rig to live, live to rig!"
    11 points
  12. An older kit, but with using some PE sets, it can be spruced up to look presentable. The aircraft they give you never served together on the ship. The only ones you can use are the Gannets and Wessexes, and they didn't serve at the same time. But, they add color and interest. DSCN4687 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr DSCN4691 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr DSCN4692 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr DSCN4693 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr DSCN4694 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr DSCN4695 by Ronald Bell, on Flickr DSCN4696 by Ronald Bell, on
    8 points
  13. Yay! I've finished! Whilst this kit has it's issues, I'm very happy with the final result. Some care was needed when assembling the engine casings, the canopy is fiddly, and the decals are brittle and horrendous. Also, it's a tail sitter. There just isn't the room in the front of the airframe to put enough weights (the nosecone is full of weights!). Out of curiosity, placed a load of extra weight on the front, and nearly buckled the undercarriage, and it still sat on its tail! Solution is a clear acrylic jewellery ring display cone, cut to size, and placed under the
    7 points
  14. Hi All, Finished this a little while ago and used it to try out a few new tools and techniques with weathering. First time using plaster mixed with pigments to create mud, and tried to go for a darker, still wet, look for the centre of the tracks and the lowest parts of the mud. In hindsight (and I may go back at some point and correct) the tracks should probably have been all wet mud, with only small amounts of the lighter stuff. the kit itself was an absolute joy to assemble. Went together very easily and while I cannot speak for accuracy, I was at Bovington last summ
    6 points
  15. After all is said and done, they turned out way better than decals Ced! I quit using using a white base for roundel painting because of those dreaded 'rings' that always seem to result. I've starting doing the opposite of the generally recommended order: I paint the darkest color first and end with white (blue then red then yellow then white), and things have gone much better. Although, it looks like I did yellow last on this one, for the convenience of masking off the leading edge stripes at the same time.
    6 points
  16. This is the miniest of mini updates - so feel free to pass directly on.... Had to work most of yesterday evening - the joys of being self employed.......... But i did at least find some distraction in squirting (technical term adequately describing the Fritag technique) some Tamiya primer on my legs (oh why am I getting ran into the whole 'legs' banter....) and I think the addition of the primer shows off the detail so far a bit better: On thing that has concerned me is the robustness of the cyano'd joint. I had visions of popping the hawks on th
    6 points
  17. And the finished piece: More pics in the flickr album.
    6 points
  18. Thanks All for your kind comments. Sorry that it takes me so long to respond sometimes. Hey Everyone, A short report for today. It's been a week or so, of running out of supplies, and brand new techniques, that didn't work out so well, and attempting things I've never done before. I started with the Winch this week, and progress has been slow. Trying to figure out how to build gears from styrene was a no go. I tried to cut the gears by hand, and it really looked like it. I tried to cut gears with a file, not good. I tri
    6 points
  19. Thanks guys for all your lovely wishes for my mum. Look at these. "Rainbow meds" wow! Dems a lot. Not too much done over the past few days but what has been done I thought I'd share. both engines are sorted. @Martian Hale wasn't wrong about the landing gear. Look right. that bit I found in the box. Phew. And stuck. this will be my next task. before the wheels I saw how good the moulding of the front gunner frame was. sooo good I nearly cried. I had a go at a metal replacement but it looked a bit bobbins so I tidied and fixed. not bad
    5 points
  20. Member97 posts Mike Tipping08/08 in Air Gallery Guys here is the 1/32 AFV F-16D, Block 52 10th Aviation Squadron In March 2012 the squadron deployed to Israeli Air Force base Ovda for a two-week-long joint exercise with Israel's 115, 117 and 106 squadrons I have a question why is this kit so much more expensive than the normal kit. ok, it comes with some resin bits and a few PE parts, but nothing special. the resin AMRAMS are bent like banana's I am not kidding, and their instructions are not very good either, so it just makes
    5 points
  21. Am seriously stuck into the wings, now. Upper wings are formed, and their upper surfaces ribbed and primed. They were made the same way as the lower wings, though I left them a hair longer at the tips, to allow for the dihedral (the Flycatcher upper wings has some, the lower wing doe not). Once I had a wing shaped to plan and section, I marked out on the upper surface its ribbing, and the hinge-line of the ailerons/flaps of the Fairey Patent Camber Gear (dating back to the Great War and the 'Hamble Baby' version of the Sopwith floatplane).
    5 points
  22. There has been various silliness about junk on the canal bottom................... So................. A couple of wheels Soldering up the frame Template for bending frame, along with reduce scale drawing and frame Et Voila We have junk for the bottom of the canal Thanks for looking in Kev
    5 points
  23. Good night to all! here the last birth directly from my workbench... an israeli Mirage III CJ! Base kit is the Eduard, but I used the resin set for cockpit and wheel bays from SBM. Other details are from Eduard photoetched set, pitot from Master. For the natural metal finish I used the Aclad Lacquers and Mr.Paint semi gloss for the final coat. The decals are a mix from the kit and Isradecal set. Hope you'll enjoy. Cheers from Rome, Italy! Mirage_End 20 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_End 18 by valerio, su Flickr Mirage_En d 1
    4 points
  24. A new model on the bench. This is a Zvezda model. The Petlyakov PE-2 on 1/48. From what I read in the reviews (Brett Green) it is a very complete model, with good fittings and quite detailed. A model with a little more than 400 pieces. The model. Sprues. Transparencies. Decals. Regards ajcmac
    4 points
  25. Good afternoon, gentlemen! Let me present you my next model.
    4 points
  26. Hi, The last (so far) of my Junkers, which I am posting here. After F13, K43, W34, G24, Ju 86 R, Ju 86Z, Ju 87A, Ju 87 B and Ju 87 G now there is a time for Ju 52/3m. Belive or not - but I have not made yet any of Ju-88-388 family... Nor Ju 90/290. Nor 352...Some of them are already waiting in boxes. Honestly - I did one Airfix Ju 88 in school, plus 40 years ago, but very soon I sold it to one collegue. Those time it was very difficult to buy a western country kit, so relatively a big market of second hands was existing and even poor models were bought, washed with NaOH etc and reassemble
    4 points
  27. My fellow modelers, my on-again, off-again relationship with this project has now finally found an end. Like in every build so far there were some first-timers for me: First model kit in 72nd scale. First armor kit since returning to the hobby. First time dealing with all that glorious mud, grime and dirt poducts. Felt like a kid in a puddle, lol. The kit itself is nearly perfect. Awesome details, great fit and six varied schemes to choose from. The real challenge, at least for me, were all those incredible tiny parts. Keep in mind that Renault built a
    4 points
  28. Recently back to the modeling world after many years absence, more on that here. Aiming high with this one. Couldn't pass this one up on eBay, sold as opened box but sealed package. First thoughts upon opening my mailer: Wow, someone was a smoker. I'm guessing our late collector. Heart skipped a beat when I couldn't find the clear plastic cockpit, but it was just hiding. Whew. So far all I've done is wash the parts in some warm soap and water as well as collecting some basic tools. I am on a limited budget, but I'm also in no hurry. I do know this project is going to ne
    4 points
  29. I've always been a fan of the Jaguar and I have been recently inspired by the reading a copy of the Jaguar Boys that I picked up in the Works and after reloading pictures of my Airfix Jaguar I've decided I'm going to build a Hasegawa Jaguar GR.1a I've had the Italeri Jaguar and thought this was ok but despite being a newer model it's nowhere near the quality and accuracy of the Hasegawa kit. The Hasegawa kit is not without it's faults though and could do with some help. Some of the antennae are far too thick and need replacing. The wheel wells are shallow and boxed in
    4 points
  30. Hi folks Sorry, I know this subject has been done to death recently but I thought I'd throw mine in anyway: Regards J A
    4 points
  31. Hi all This is my latest model completed. Promodeller 1/72 kit. Photo Etched seat belts, everything else out of the box or scratch built. Follow this link for the W.I.P. All critics and comments are very welcome! Cheers
    4 points
  32. Pair of finished builds off the bench this week, airfix FW190 starter set build as part of the radial engine GB, and the newish 2017 rebox of the airfix bf110 Both built OOB aside from the additon of xtradecal swastikas and a non standard aerial for the 110 as I stupidly chucked the bit of sprue out it was attached to. Both finished with a coat of winsor and newton matt varnish, with the fw190 painted using humbrol RLM shades, and the 110 with Xtraclrlix RLM shades. WIPs
    4 points
  33. Delving back into 1/350-land briefly today, to dig out some un-used PE anchor cable from Ark Royal, which is to act as chain lashings for stowage in the forward bins on the tractor. First they need painting: And speaking of painting, in my short model session today I have largely been doing little detail painting tasks, especially around the rear end of the tractor - exhaust, demin water contents gauge and the furled hose for the demin with its associated wolves (Edit auto-correct:) valves etc. The hose looks a bit stark at present, but will be toned down with a b
    4 points
  34. dang.... hit the wrong button !!!!!!! also painted the little car...... both now happily drying and awaiting a gloss coat. Thanks for looking
    4 points
  35. That would probably require three phase and a specially adapted continental plug.
    4 points
  36. I've been working on the cab and painted the floor, to be honest i hoped it would come out a bit more worn wood looking, but thats my 3rd attempt at it, the line was drawn, also glazed the front windows with acetate due to altering the windscreen frame, I've just gone for one side open, as soon as the white glue sets i can add the etch opening rods and try and clean them, also gave the back of the cab a coat of paint and a wash, and got one of the rifles painted, also I've made the seat cushions out of milliput, cheers Glynn Darn it, dont seem able to delete this d
    4 points
  37. Yep. Fumble-fingers all round with this one. You, Sir, are definitely a Bad Influence. But before you feel too guilty about for urging me on, I should confess that I couldn't help but wonder what the fit would be like, and suddenly this happened: Well I have got the "just lost small part at the bench" mime show down to a fine art now! Aeronut - Mrs AdrianMF is talking about a visit to relatives in Salisbury in the near future, so I have that marked down as a stop-off for the way back. Thanks! Well I made another belt, using the remai
    4 points
  38. Here's a 1970 Ferrari 312B. SMTS 1/43rd, Clay Regazzoni, 1st-Monza. Box stock. Tamiya paints with urethane clear. SMTS kits tend to build themselves once painted. No complaints.
    4 points
  39. I see you fell for the Martian mind ray game then Kev He has that effect on people you just have to give in sometimes don't you beefy
    4 points
  40. Permission to indicate that there is a credible risk that fellow forum-members may try to stand on his platform or ring his bell mon general. However, witnessing a tentacled Martian grappling with said conveyance for ownership of the last custard cream in the tea facilities may be just the symbol the nation needs in these uncertain times.
    4 points
  41. Thanks Gents - 'tis true Keith that Bill has given me an opportunity to use the 'confused reaction' for the first time! I had masked the wing before white and the little bits showing must have been due to mis-placing mask... rats. All touched up now (fnarr!) and ready for weathering. Oh, and sticking on the sticky-out-bits on the fuselage...
    4 points
  42. Just finished my birthday present from my Mum (she lives near Lowestoft, guess wqhere she got me a voucher for!) I usually work in the Gentleman's Scale, so it was a bit strange to work with something so large - and where the heck do I display it? Painted with Vallejo, finished with Alclad Matt varnish. The engine area was painted with Vajjelo Steel, and the Jet Exhaust was sprayed to repesent the staining from the panel joins. The black bands on the weapons were made by spraying a piece of inkjet decal paper black and cutting strips on. Easy to do and so much easier than
    4 points
  43. Oh I thought he said he'd been eating Mexican not German There is some serious planning going on here, if NASA need help sorting out similar Mission Kit in future I am certain they will be emailing Tony nice stuff mi'laddo, very nice
    4 points
  44. Evening all The latest off the bench is Revell's new 1/32nd Spitfire MkIXc, which as I'm sure you know follows their release from a few years back of a Spitfire MkII and thus the breakdown of the kits is almost identical. This was a very pleasurable build and it went together relatively trouble free; the only filling needed was as the wing root fairings where the moulding was slightly short - I've seen this on many other builds and know it wasn't just my kit which has this issue. The simple solution is to add a small plastic card shim to each fairing and smooth it in wi
    4 points
  45. Since successfully finishing my Bf 109 GB I'll going to try two builds here. First up is Special Hobby's Tempest II in 1/72nd. (I have the 1/32nd kit but building up the courage to do that beast!). Will OOB but will be using Xtradecal sheet X72-094 to do PR771/5R-D , No 33 squadron based at Butterworth in 1951. Will have to get some rockets from somewhere.
    3 points
  46. I'm back! Any guesses on the destination? Got it yet? It could only be RAF Coningsby! My first trip to an active RAF base and I have no problem at all in recommending it as an exquisite place to see the RAF's frontline jets up-close. We stood by the fence watching seemingly the entire contingent of aircraft start up, taxi out and take off, and soon after we had the pleasure of witnessing the Typhoon display practice, followed by the Typhoons returning for lunch and passing a mere 20
    3 points
  47. Confuddled here Bill - Ced has touched the roundels up (fnaar?) hasn't he? They look proper to me now - are the 'white' bits left not light reflections in the camera? Keith Edit - ah, I see it now, you mean the overspray on the rest of the wings. Do I sense you want to get this one out of the way asap Ced....?!
    3 points
  48. Progress is made: Copied the instrument decals on my inket, cut the thinnest tape belts I could manage and somehow assembled the minute cockpit with tiny dabs of gator glue. Considering the whole thing is about 2 cm, not a bad days work. I epoxied in 3 grams of lead shot in the nose for good measure. All zipped up. So far, so good. Removing 0.5mm diameter parts from the sprue is nerve wracking, I shall never complain of Airfix mould gates again. A
    3 points
  49. Time for some update Beginnings of rigging, aft mast, still needs paint and isolators. Wire is 0,06 mm ... it's fun Thanks for following Mick
    3 points
  50. Ed Straker's desk! (I'd watch that lad if I were you...I mean, that one piece trouser-suit....) Cheers James. Back just now from a marathon Mexican nosh session and not even room for a waffer-thin mint. Luckily for this decadent state of affairs I did manage to lay hand to plastic before leaving earlier....(see below). One pleasant surprise was finding out that the nephew of one of our hosts is now a qualified airline pilot with shares in a Cessna. Word will be put in for yours truly to man the front turret next time he's heading up the West coast. I've an mp3 of William Walton's Ba
    3 points
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