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  1. My latest effort and one that has been in the loft for a year or two. Not the easiest kit but goes together fairly quickly. Some of the instructions were a bit vague and sometimes plain wrong and the kit decals are pretty poor. The model is finished as XV233 of 42Sqn as it appeared in 1998. Painted with Xtracrylix Hemp and Light Aircraft Grey and Model Alliance decals Part III. 20171226_143033_edit by dereknferguson, on Flickr 20171226_143024_edit by dereknferguson, on Flickr 20171226_143004_edit by dereknferguson, on Flickr 20171226_143000_edit by dereknferguson, on
    17 points
  2. Well it's done - not sure what to make of this kit, it's full of 'niggles' and silly errors by Italeri but it does end up quite nice. If it was Revell pricing it would be great, but it's Tamiya pricing so feels overpriced for what you get, especially with the errors. Peter
    12 points
  3. Delivery of the F-4J(uk)`s to the RAF started in the Autumn of 1984 with the first three arriving at Wattisham after a trans Atlantic flight named Tiger Trails 1. A further 4 Tiger Trails were flown before December 1984. Individual tails codes were not supplied until arrival in the UK and this model depicts the standard scheme each `J` wore on arrival. The only exception being ZE363 which gained a partial spray painted Black Tail after a technical fault led to a stop over at Goose Bay.
    10 points
  4. Merry christmas one and all! I was hoping to get this finished with its diorama base, but the post held up the snow.........or by the snow :-) But i have been working on this beastie (its huge compared to a spit or a 109!!) between studies for the last few months, its a great kit with a few fit issues around the wings area. I tried a few new techniques out on the kit as I wanted to explore a few more avenues to make my models look more realistic. I started by priming the kit and doing a black pre-shade and then doing the full camouflage out the topside of Russian green (Mr Hobby
    9 points
  5. I have always had a soft spot for the Lightning, built my first from Frog-Hasegawa when I was a teenager. Not really a beautiful aircraft, but it transmits a sense of brute force... very much like a MiG-25 or an A-10. Then the Trumpeter kit came, and I decided to build it. Then the Airfix kit came, and being more accurate in shape, I decided to build it. Then the Sword trainer came, and... why not? So here they are. The Trumpeter F.6. With Aires cockpit, Aires corrected exhausts, Xtradecal decals and Master pitot.
    7 points
  6. Hello everybody. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas (my apologies for being late, I couldn't access the site for 2 days). My first RFI ever. It's the new Airfix 1/48 P-40, my first fully completed build since.....1982. My sincere thanks to all the people here who share their experience(s). It helped me to get back into saddle. I did it strictly OOB but scribing the missing rudder tab and removing the right hinge off the rudder. I also had to rebuild the pitot tube from scratch (broken 5 times!). I tried Eduard mask for the cockpit. Very happy with it and I shall mak
    7 points
  7. Hi, I have been building the HB Claude over the last couple of days. About 10 Hrs over 2.5 Days. I ran a WiP Here is the Finished Model... A Simple build but fun with a pleasing result. Cheers Plasto
    7 points
  8. My second and probably last aircraft kit for 2017.
    7 points
  9. The latest diorama built by a friend of mine. V1 missile launch station from Modelcollect. Sorry for the poor pictures but it's a rather long diorama base.
    5 points
  10. Merry Christmas to all! here my last build in 2017: Eduard`s nice MiG-21bis. Add a metal pitot by Master and some PE´s by Eduard. Decals for are Croatian AF MiG-21bis D are out of the box.
    5 points
  11. 2017 was a pretty good modelling year for me. Nine completed - nearly 10 but some decals let me down, this one will be finished in the 2018 KUTA group build - 6 Britmodeller group builds entered, just 2 on the shelf of doom. I started the year by finishing the Modelsvit Beriev Be-12 - loved building this kit. Having developed a taste for Amodel/Modelsvit kits, and got a couple for Christmas, I moved on to the Amodel 1/72 Tu-134A, finished in the colours of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Emergency Situations. A first for me - home-made decals. Next was the 1/48
    5 points
  12. Hi Cees, Would that be off the Wellington kit? Not a bad idea if I can source one although not sure people would have one spare. Happy Christmas everyone, hope you all got what you wanted and had some well earned quality time with family or friends. Progress has been slow leading up to Christmas, in part due to a hand operation, in part with the usual rat race momentum. I've finally got the turrets finished tonight. The FN4 has fought back quite a bit due to the fiddly nature of vac formed parts and the fear of getting glue on them, but I'm declaring it a v
    5 points
  13. Edwards Airacobra built a few years ago, remember really quite enjoyed it. Has a few well known faults but to be honest I think it looks like an Airacobra it was a trouble free build and fun! Merry Christmas
    5 points
  14. Construction Part 3 She's a big one... Dwarfs some of the kits I have been working on lately. Added the forward undercarriage bay which was very straight forward. Like the mains it has some good detail and one could go to town on it if they wanted to. Will leave that to another build. Finished up the Pavla replacement ejection seats which came up rather well with some weathering. I rather like Flory Models 'Grime' for this work. I had to trim part 21 flush with the opposing cabin floor to ensure they fit and gave th
    5 points
  15. The last completed work this year in scale 1/144.
    4 points
  16. Hi All, I'm going start off with the Dragon kit of an early-war Sherman. If things progress nicely then I'll have a go at a mid-war Sherman and then a late-war Sherman - so many variations so little time. It's a nice looking kit, first build of 2018. Dave.
    4 points
  17. Hi folks, many years separates one assembly from the other. So, it´s very easy to see the weathering techniques differences that I used in both kits. The Matilda 35024 model is one of Tamiya’s older kits made in 1973, I think. The detail level is basic, typical of the earlier Tamiya kits like the vintage Tiger IE 34056, Sherman M4A3E8 35018, Hunting Tiger 35058, the T-34 series, etc, etc, etc. The hull dimensions are not accurate due the old Tamiya´s idea of motorizing their kits. So, the kit have many omissions and mistakes, but for many decades was the only one available in “1/35
    4 points
  18. Having followed the gestation of this much awaited kit, I received my order last week. Upon opening the box I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and detail staring back at me. I have been eagerly awaiting an accurate replacement for the old Airfix kit for quite some time so as to fill a large gap in my 1/72 RAAF collection. The five grey and one clear sprues are crisply moulded with finely engraved panel lines consistent with any of the major manufacturers. IMG_0199 The clear part that represents the canopy and navigator windows is moulde
    3 points
  19. #26/2017 Another one made it before year´s end, seems this is my dad´s last model for 2017. When Eduard released the new 190, my dad had to build one. Finally also the first model of our Austrian WW2 leading ace Nowotny. The kit is definitely to recommend. Fit and engineering are far better then with Eduard´s initial 190ies. Only the main wheel seem still too thin. Built OOB, painted as usual with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, lead wire and plastic rods for the brake lines, fishing line for the aerials. Build thread here DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flick
    3 points
  20. Hello to all a B26, transforms in RB26C used first in then Indochina during the Algerian conflict. in mods for the box monogram; change the leading edges of the wings, manufacture and release them volets(c'est un sytéme pas tout à fait simple sur cette avion) then I "opened" the bull's nose to represent the fixations of the bubbles superimposed, then open the fuselage at the front left, on the back of the post of bombardier and at right-back slightly indented the downstairs location removed in this version with the installation of glass parts and equipment photos embarque.fabrication trapping
    3 points
  21. I do!!! I ordered it on EBay a while ago and it probably arrived half a while a go, but Treasure hid it and ti was under the Christmas tree! It was quite a surprise! Every year my daughter comes up with a very exclusive item for my personal Christmas wardrobe!!! Last night, after everybody else had gone to bed, I could concentrate a bit on the wing outer section's detail. I added some hinges, covers and holes and this is the result I achieved: The panel lines were enphasized, as they were a bit on the light side. I'll
    3 points
  22. I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and may New Year be good to you all! Here's where I am at noon on Boxing Day: I began masking the canopies yesterday morning, primarily using Tamiya tape but I also employed a new (for me) material, Parafilm M, for the areas with difficult compound curves. Parafilm M is a thin plastic film that can be stretched tightly over the canopy, then carefully cut away using a very sharp blade. Here it is on the front panels of the P-61's forward canopy: Here's the forward canopy completely masked and glued in place.
    3 points
  23. Good evening Today I sanded the kit and rescribed it Patrice
    3 points
  24. That's the way it looks to me! Welcome aboard Jon! Well it could have been, I couldn't get on the site yesterday! No Queen's speech in the US unfortunately, I don't think they like that sort of thing over here. Having said that, I went out to a rather top-end restaurant yesterday for lunch, and they only set 1 knife and fork on the table, no dessert cutlery, and no wine glasses. They expected me to use the same fork for starters and main course! Don't even get me started on soggy mashed potatoes with roast turkey....Honestly, these colonials..... Tha
    3 points
  25. Happy Christmas & New Year guys,sorry for the lack of updates.Thats mainly due to work & not being in a good mood for modelling but I did a little now & again but nothing worth posting about.Right so what has been done? I used a RB Productions scriber to scratch some detail in the flaps top & bottom but it looked a little overdone so I gave it a coat of Mr.Surfacer later to blend it in more. The tailplane/elevator area was tidied up to narrow gaps,the bullet fairing was shaped & the end tip cut down for a clear sprue light (no
    3 points
  26. Trumpeter is to release in 2018-2019 a 1/72nd Tu-22K "Blinder-B" kit - ref. 01695 Source: https://www.facebook.com/TrumpeterModel/photos/ms.c.eJw9UtmNRVEI6mhy3LX~;xiYX5X0SBRUceRYRoh5plX~;z4RQdUZ2Ww9lRPTF6uPTr14jFpYm6OfkNfl090kfUng75sfzTi9r5cfPD5dMruf6IAN~_a~;Q0s1O~;Fj9gTer~;9~_2G~;frcv~_Nrk19jXL9y~;UlC326~_eg8~;9qgv9Tj1r4B7y5~_v3~_c3fe516sv5xfpoDj7FeWz~;99AfcRT~_gX4~;6b~;1T5qebXwnz2XuK89ffoL85CpxNvVo9zo8HPed~_XtBz~_rF5CvOsGWA9vQrcJ2XUA3~_M~;L1feH8m8tC8PEI332S~_ihcoIzb4aUM~;Ff~_apv9w7JUi.bps.a.910355045789756.1073742119.103526326472636/910355559123038/?type=3&theater
    2 points
  27. After my dad started the KG(J)54 Bf109 he decided to give it some company and build a 262 from the same unit, using the Tamiya kit. DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr not yet decided which scheme either the easy camo "Yellow 3" Me262A_Base by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr or the hardcore camo "Yellow 2" Sample_p.17_fs by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
    2 points
  28. Hi all my missus bought me this for Christmas here is the start My son also bought me these interesting things for Christmas I've never seen these kits before.
    2 points
  29. This is my first group build on BM, and it couldn't have been a better subject for me. Shermans figure very high on my build list with over a dozen in 1/35th and 1/48th scales built already. For this build I wanted to do something a little different and having recently received a conversion from Greg Beuchler for the Chilean M60, it was decided. When Israel had finished with it's M50's and M51's, a lot were passed over to the Chilean army. Some modifications were made to the M50's in the form of an engine change, which in turn resulted in a new engine deck, and a change of main gun in the
    2 points
  30. I`m posting this not with the expectations that my model will impress anyone, but with the hope that the subject might inspire others. It was started as part of a GB here, but having to take a long break from modding I have only managed to complete it this month. I apologize for that! I did take pictures with the work in progress and kept some notes but posting in that GB section is no longer possible so I`ll skip right to the completed model. It represents Hurricane no.15 in Romanian service. This is one of three ex-Yugoslav machines captured by the Germans and sold to Romania. The other 12 H
    2 points
  31. Hello all! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ! I present to your attention the result of the test-build of the new model from MiniArt - the early T-55A Enjoy watching !
    2 points
  32. Somewhat reduced output this year, with a few significant work trips and then an unexpected health issue right at the end of the year (who knew reaching 50 would have that much effect on my blood pressure ). As per usual models generally brush painted with Tamiya and/or Italeri acrylics. Not so usual, I got on to a real roll with 1:48 scale military vehicles, which is a bit of a change for me. I have a few aircraft close to being finished, but not confident I will manage them before 31 Dec. Thanks for looking. Merry Christmas and happy, safe and prosperous 2018 to all. Special Hobb
    2 points
  33. This is my latest build. The kit is Airfix and the decals are made by me. Many thanks for looking and happy holidays.
    2 points
  34. Good evening to Everybody! Posting something new from my manufacture done after a long time, so have a mercy with me! BRGDS to All!
    2 points
  35. my last for 2017. 25591862_1518572691513439_3224366477315530329_n by paul sabin, on Flickr25591597_1518572831513425_5348907322992766623_n by paul sabin, on Flickr26001111_1518572734846768_4853420791523534623_n by paul sabin, on Flickr26047096_1518591988178176_4153189773317742566_n by paul sabin, on Flickr it's a nice little kit,and having done a couple of resin kits now it was no real challenge...the decals were more of a callenge as they are printed inverted(colour side down) so that took a bit of getting used to. overall it has been an enjoyable build and i suspect they will be ge
    2 points
  36. I finished this a few weeks ago but then spent the weeks since mucking about making bases. After three jet builds this year I felt like something quick and easy . Nothing in the stash from the good guys took my fancy so I pulled out my double boxing of the Hasegawa Hs 129 and Ju 87. The Hs 129 looked like the more simple of the two. Reading a few reviews confirmed this. The aircraft I chose was an aircraft from 9 Ground Attack Air Wing 10 (anti-tank) Company Eastern Front: July 1943
    2 points
  37. So, this is it, guys! Are you ready to spent some money? OSCAR EW 5894 1/72 and 1/48 decals! You can buy in from here: https://ctamodels.com/decals or here: https://www.ebay.com/sch/novokits/m.html 1/48 perfectly fits to Arfix kits A05123 or A05124
    2 points
  38. DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
    2 points
  39. @Spitfire31 ... Personally i think preshading or blackbasing does help paint-schemes. I think it helps give life to a dull camouflage color. Besides Lawzers great example above I would point out specifically in modern grey, grey, & more grey camouflage schemes. They need as much help as they can get to be interesting. I agree 100% its not what real planes look like though. Dennis
    2 points
  40. Cookie, While looking for some Bunker Hill Helldiver photos, I found this photo collection of the SB2C-5 recently restored by the NASM. It looks to be pretty original; I know you've finished yours, but thought you or any of the other BM'ers thinking about doing one still might find them useful. Happy Holidays from sunny south central Texas! Mike https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/curtiss-sb2c-5-helldiver
    2 points
  41. Merry Christmas everyone! Two local clubmembers will try in the comoing month to produce a set of resin wings for me. One har the unbuilt kit, the other one knows how to mold resin... I'll keep my fingers crossed! Naturally the build has hit a bit of a rough patch due to the missing parts, but I have atleast done something! Airfix claims that 35g of noseweight is sufficient, so naturally I went for 40. Also, the first parts in EDSG has been painted! Since it's the air intakes, how long this paint will actually live on the model is a different question. How
    2 points
  42. I'd agree with that Julien. Finely detailed (by standards of the day) both they and the B-29 are still worth having and can still be had at reasonable prices. Personally, I hope Airfix DON'T do any 1/48 WWII (or later) heavies. 1/72 is quite adequate. I would also suspect that such kits would be very expensive and,taking into account their large size, both factors might actually restrict sales. Allan
    2 points
  43. I personally know the author, and I have seen some of the effort that has gone into this book (the plans, for example, were re-sent to the drafter a couple of times for revision, until every minute detail was done right.) Also, I have purchased the book, and it is obvious that this was a bit of a "passion project" for the author, shown in the thoroughness of his research. Highly recommended!
    2 points
  44. Airframe complete and a couple of coats of matt varnish on. I've sourced a Fairey Red prop, a dinghy housing and an arrestor hook from a Pavla boxing in the stash. Here they are cleaned up and awaiting painting. Then I'll be done.
    2 points
  45. Wheels painted and aerial rig glued back on for the umpteenth time. It's quite strong but then just goes. Only the tools and the mirrors to go. I've also glued the diorama parts together. They look quite European but let's see what a few coats of sandy/earthy colours do.
    2 points
  46. Hi mates, just a quick update. This morning I woke up early and, before my Tresure could come up with plenty of things for me to do, I got some work done. Up to then I had already filed and sanded down the ailerons. I filed a strip of thick plastic card with a round file to match the aileron front's shape, then I cut it in two halves and glued them in front of the ailerons. Then I shaped another piece of plastic card to match the inside of the wing section and glued it to it, using a couple of bitd of plastic strips as
    2 points
  47. Well who da thunk it? Amongst all the hustle and bustle I got an hour or so at the bench today. The pesky rear cockpit bit got glued in place, gaps ‘n’ all. Then I built the dashboard bit. For some reason “the instructions say clear” but the view finder bit is solid plastic so I cut it off ready for a scratch clear part later on. I also built a square radar thing out of tiny bits of plasticard. (Very tiny) The gaps got filled with plasticard shins and PPP then sanded, sprayed and sanded again. And on the bottom. I’ll come back to this after Christmas, I really wa
    2 points
  48. Afternoon all,started the decal's despite their age doing OK.
    2 points
  49. Good evening Yesterday I placed the wings and today I used some putty on the panel lines I also followed the instructiion sheet and shortened the propeller blaldes Patrice
    2 points
  50. To be entirely candid with you, it was only because I couldn't find a clip of his similar appearance on Clerks: The Animated Series. And now, with absolutely no apologies to Wham! (who, if anything, should be apologizing to me, to you, to everyone who's ever been alive and in a shopping mall within a week of Christmas, as I was Friday): This Christmas, I masked a Wimpy And forgot to say, started painting it yesterday This post, to save me from arrears I'll get it all up on Flickr (Flickr) So t'other day, I actually laid down the Dark Earth (Colourcoat
    2 points
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