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  1. Hi, Here are a few photos of my attempt at Revell's 1/72 scale Hawker Hunter painted and marked as an example from 65 Squadron circa 1957. The decals are from Xtradecal no. 72058 Thanks for looking. Russ
    21 points
  2. Hi, Here is the Airfix 1/72 Sabre, XB956/'T', Bruggen RAF Germany built OOB except for the decals which are from the modeldecal set no. 97. A really fun build! Thanks for looking, Russ
    19 points
  3. Latest model finished off the shelf of doom. No.738 Naval Air Sqn "Red Devils" Hawker Sea Hawk. Old 1.72 Airfix kit, Airfix should really be ashamed to still sell this. Not a great kit but finished off OK.
    19 points
  4. Hi folk's just a couple of pic's of my penultimate build for the Matchbox GB,not a bad little kit sadly the decal's were useless only just managed to save the titles to at leastput something on it!Many thank's for looking in.
    14 points
  5. After a bit of a self imposed exile due to frustration with viewing and posting images my problems have been solved and I've made a return. My last posts, as few as they were, were armour builds but now I am giving aircraft a try. This is my latest project built during my trip at sea for work in December. The weather wasn't very conducive to model building so some of the smaller PE pieces were left off for the sake of my sanity. I haven't done many of these so go easy but I'm open to constructive criticism.
    13 points
  6. Hi everybody This my last work, au Hawk 209 of Malasian Air Force. This is a mix of the Airfix Serie 100 ans a conversion set from Neomega and diverses accessories. Hugues
    13 points
  7. Hello, this is a model I finished last year around october. Hasegawa rebox, nice kit and good decals, tried not to overdo the weathering.
    12 points
  8. Hello folks, Introducing my first completed build of 2018, the 1/72 Nostalgic Plastic resin rendition of the Convair YF-102 prototype. It was a chore and a challenge, and had languished to become a shelf queen for a long while. In fact, the build thread for it is over in ARC's "Shelf Queens II" Group Build: YF-102 Build Thread Some of my problems with this kit, as well as crying and gnashing of teeth, may be found there. But, here are the pics: Now, if someone wo
    11 points
  9. Thanks Gents, very kind Going dotty this afternoon but another couple of dotty sessions and I hope we'll be there: Getting there by Ced Bufton, on Flickr
    11 points
  10. Thanks Benedikt Yes, both the wheels/tyres should be slightly proud of the wells but, as I fixed them in on a bed of Humbrol filler, they're going nowhere (just tried!) Two more worrying jobs done this morning. The serials were first. I hate making serials from single letters. Model held at 'the right angle': You can (just) see the individual serials on the paper there. I've learnt from bitter experience to check whether the transfers are separate or, like these, all joined by the carrier. I've also learned to try to have as little carrier as possible AND
    11 points
  11. Definitely out of my comfort zone, since I build mostly WWI subjects: it`s Safonov`s number 10. The missing starboard decal was printed and designed by Melius Manu, thanks a lot Kajetan! The model was painted with Hataka Red Line colours (camo) and Gunze, Tamiya. I know it`s far from perfect but still a joy to build. I`m going to build another one in the future and hope to build it with more details and fewer mistakes. This is what I used for reference when it comes to the paint scheme: And the rest of the pictures:
    10 points
  12. Hi everyone, Had another go at some armor and completed this little guy a couple of weeks ago. I think I improved a little bit with the color this time if compared to my first attempt here. And yes, the one cage on the turret is intended to be a different colour, I was trying to imply that one of them was recently replaced. Tamiya 1:48 Sdkfz 222 - Tamiya Acrylics, Abtulung Oils, Flory Wash, Black Dog resin bags etc, Vallejo Pigments. Enjoy and please constructively critique away.
    9 points
  13. Hi Here is my new finished kit with this reconnaissance fighter Dassault Mirage F1 CR from Special Hobby. This one is N°603 #33-NR of Escadron de Reconnaissance ER02.033 in 1988 in Chad. The shark mouth was added before going back to Reims AB, France. The vanilla/chocolate camouflage is typical of the Chad operations during the 1980s. She was loaded with two 1200 L fuel tanks, two Magic air-to-air missiles, a Phimat chaff dispenser under the starboard wing and a Barracuda ECM pod under the port wing. Patrick
    8 points
  14. [Pedant mode on] Well, not by 1939, perhaps, but in 1935, the Blenheim was neither designed with an eye on cost, nor was it underpowered. When the first Blenheims were entering service, the Bf 110 was still undergoing trials, and it wasn't until 1939 that the Bf 110 had engines that enabled it to exceed 270 MPH and thus stand a reasonable chance of catching a Blenheim. The real problem is that the poor Blenheim was built too early at a time when front-line combat aeroplanes rarely, even with improvements, had useful lives at the sharp end of more than five years. [Pedant mode off]
    8 points
  15. I photographed http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_4453_start_1280.html these is NOVO/FROG models in our localhobby shop: ...and private house collection: all models made in late 80, mixed modellers and painting not modelers paint. B.R. Serge
    8 points
  16. Hello, here is my finished Tigercat, part of a GB with 4 finished kits that actually posed for a family photo!
    7 points
  17. At 7pm last night my daughter announced that she had to make a model of a World War One trench for her history homework and asked if I could help her. She’s known about it for weeks and it had to be handed in today. After a a bit of swearing we settled around the dining table to bash something out quick with whatever we had to hand. It’s unlikely to be coming back from school so there was no way I was using any expensive modelling stuff on it, therefore everything that we used could be found lying around in many households. The main landscape is polystyrene, melted a bit with a bl
    7 points
  18. Like many here, I've come back to kit-bashing after a fair old hiatus. IIRC I stopped building plastic kits back in 1993/4-ish when in my mid 20's. In late 2016, while visiting a local aviation museum I saw a little red Airfix box containing what was purported to be a Spitfire 22. Uh-oh... I should have known red stands for danger! It came home with me and by early 2017 had been joined by about half a dozen others... Okay. How to address this problem when all my Humbrol enamels are 20+ years old and my brushes and tools rather worse for wear? Also the missus (who didn't featur
    7 points
  19. Hello, here is my recently finished Heller Mirage IIIC, 1:48 scale. An old kit, with tricky thick decals that only Tamiya extra thin glue was able to set. Regards.
    7 points
  20. One last addition of the storm last Thursday here. I guess the passengers have prayed and sweated at Amsterdam airport. The pilot had obviously not time for that. Just saw this on a friend's site at FB:
    7 points
  21. Hi folk's,Dave's rightly pointed out I'd forgot to post the Swordfish!
    7 points
  22. Hi all,just going to box up the majority of build's so took a last shot of them ten in total still may get the harrier finished if I can find the miising legs.
    7 points
  23. So I did do this! Can't say it worked much better, though it was done in haste. POSSIBLY, doing it veeeeery slowly might yield different results. If one proceeded with extreme care, for instance, rebuilding the parts on a subatomic level by sheer force of one's godlike will as one went, for instance, I feel confident they'd fit. But that solution may not work for everyone! 20180123_222106 by Edward IX, on Flickr They were surprisingly difficult to photograph and capture the results on (well, my fault, really, I was going for the faux-modelling magazine look), but here
    7 points
  24. Thanks Guys! Hey All, Today's report...still working on the cab. I have managed to finish the, under the dashboard details. The space is getting so tight that I have a hard time taking the photos I want, so you just have to go with what I have here. The small details took a bit of time, but turned out fine. The floor peddles are hard to make out here but I did build the fuel, brake, gear shifter, and E-brake. The steering column took a day by itself. Wrapping the Steering Wheel... And
    7 points
  25. I have to say I have really enjoyed this GB. As a Seaplane / Flying Boat / Float Plane enthusiast I would never have believed the number of aircraft in this GB I had never even heard of, which were built to such an amazing standard. Without wishing to embarrass Xmaid but I have the feeling that if you were ever fortunate enough to see the model face to face as it were, that you would see something wonderful that you had missed, on all the previous occasions you had looked at it. I am really glad that this build won as the standard of craftsmanship and quality of construction is sim
    7 points
  26. Weeeeeeell it's been AGES but I'm back on this project, having built a mojo-restorative Chipmunk , eaten and drank my way through Christmas and New Year, and hacked away a bit further at the PhD. If you'll recall, I was slowly trudging my way aftwards through the Stranraer, compartment by component, scratchbuilding anything that could plausibly be seen through the windows, open access door, and open gun positions. Having mucked around with all the stoves and beds in the mid-upper gunner's compartment, it was time to add some spare magazines for the Lewis gun carried here. The
    7 points
  27. RAF Britannia C1 XM496 'Regulus' 26 Models kit, 1/144. The bus is an Oxford diecasts 'N' gauge model. Since seeing Ian Turbofan's and Dave Skoadriver's lovely Roden Britannias, I thought I must get one. Well here we are! This is from Ray at 26 decals, who sells several versions of the Roden kit with various option of his own decal sheets, all a bargain price. Rather than a civvy scheme I opted for this RAF version as I have happy memories of seeing them at Brize Norton in the 70's on several trips with the Air Cadets. As Ian and Dave pointed out,
    6 points
  28. For those who haven't seen the WIP thread (see here) this is my first model of 2018. I actually took a break from modelling for 7 months for personal matters, and this was my return. The kit is really simple, and it shows. But it was a great re-introduction to modelling and required barely any work. So, please see a few pictures below. You can read more on the article on my site here too.
    6 points
  29. Hi, Here is the Airfix Vampire T11 trainer, built straight out of the box but using the extradecal X72172 to build the 43 Squadron version. This was a really nice build with no issues and hugely enjoyable. I hope you like it, Russ
    6 points
  30. A kit that has been lurking in the stash for a while. Decent enough but I did have trouble lining up the engines and wings to the fuselage. And it needs huge amounts of weight in the nose. Finished in Vallejo Modelair silver and white. Quite a big aeroplane, almost the size of the Nimrod I finished a few weeks ago. 1. 2. 3. 4.
    6 points
  31. some pictures of my 1/72 choroszy caproni ca-3. already some time has passed since I built it . I myself see plenty of room for improvements and there will be another try in future.I liked the quite compilcated building process [especially that small tower with the machine gun on the backside of the pilots bos /appartment/whatever was drawn by the devil it seemed] but despite the room for improvements that I see , the result gives me a lot te be happy with. and and and despite all the problems I had when building ,I loved the built . the kit is from choroszy ,is a very nice kit, li
    6 points
  32. Looking at the kit this morning, I suddenly realised that it is forty - yes four-zero - years this year since the Phantom left Royal Naval service. I idly wondered just how many of the team that developed this marvellous little model at Airfix, were born let alone alive, when the Phantom was around. I could only find a few things to comment upon, NOT complain - comment !!. A couple concern the plastic and one concerns the decals. Minor points that any self respecting BMer can correct, or not as he/she feel fit. Firstly the outer mainplanes. The large "slabs" under
    6 points
  33. ...and Sloegin57 contributed a few of his excellent photos to the books too. This thread is graced with Phantom Royalty as we also have seen comments from Tailspin Turtle who, if I remember correctly, worked at McDD on the F-4K/M project. With regards to the teeny window on the stbd side above the stab it was for checking the pressure gauge of the arrestor hook accumulator I think (I have to qualify every statement like that nowadays as my memory isn't something that it used to something!) Duncan B
    6 points
  34. Almost done... Tomorrow... No, already TODAY, I will make some cosmetic operations AND close this project. Wait a little bit for final photos during weekend...
    6 points
  35. The date is the 6th January 1945, according to the Admiralty documents I have. On 4th, the day of Operation Lentil, the only complete loss was a Firefly that ditched astern of Indefatigable (the crew being rescued by Kempenfelt). This was DT936:4S (S/Lt Tucker and S/L Miller). As an interesting aside, Indefatigable's Seafires were assigned CAP for Lentil, and from 0610 to 1230, 36 routine Seafire sorties were flown without incident. At 1635 4 F.III were scrambled to intercept a bogey detected by Type 281 radar at a distance of 38 miles. These failed to make an intercept having
    6 points
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  37. The cockpit is now completed. The Eduard PE has set it off nicely. The pilot is an excellent PJ Productions resin example, the observer is one of the kit figures. Not very good detail on the him (I've nicknamed him "Blob"!), but being he'll be virtually unseen, so I'm not too worried. Seats are the kit ones, and not badly detailed. The upper belts are made from thin yellow masking tape. Paints used were Hataka Blue Line for the tub, seats, and detailing on the pilots. Pilot flightsuits are Red Line RAF Blue/Grey, lightened with white. The pilots faces are various Vallejo flesh tones. DSC_0268
    6 points
  38. Paint by jongwinnett, on Flickr Paint by jongwinnett, on Flickr Love the smokiness of the Night, but also rather taken with the Azure blue, a wonderfully difficult shade to pin down.
    6 points
  39. Hello, My last model, the P-47D flown by Lt James R.Hopkins of the 9 th, Belgium, March 1945. Chosen for its superb decoration ! Best Regards, Michel
    5 points
  40. Thanks Stew - skid marks! Acrylic rod was my thought but I know nothing about it so I don't know what thickness will take the weight. The idea came from this RFI which I really liked. Thanks Johnny - with the right software and printer it's fairly easy Before bed I checked the dots and I think they're OK: Varnish in the morning!
    5 points
  41. I've found the little window thingy And another drawing that may be of interest? John
    5 points
  42. Hi all, Had a day off today, supposedly to re-do all the bathroom silicone seals.....I guess that'll have to wait 'til the weekend then, ooops! Any road up I did manage to get a fair bit done on the Beau interior I just hope you're all more impressed with my progress than the missus is.... General interior details painted and highlighted Cockpit panel, I really need to work on my photography! Cockpit from the right, I have reworked the fuel tank selector arrangement (back of left console) to be the right type for the TF.Mk.X
    5 points
  43. here an example of rigging I did two months ago . I like those kits bytheway from eastern models .nice kits and very cheap if you buy them via ebay at a shop in lithuania ,ukrain or russiai [bought in all three countries] .vey cheap even! and the red is made with oil paint ,in those tubes ,like toothpaste ,what is the word for it? had to dry for three days at least .but I am happy with the result and use it now more often .also for imiitating wood I see nice possibillities is it a pfalz? no ,it isn't, isn't it? it is a schuckert von herr siemens!! things like this happen from to time with
    5 points
  44. Parade Ground Tank! Nearly there!
    5 points
  45. Today's labours... While the 8 Beaufort howls outside I decided to put together the cockpit of this little craft. I glued in the two seats, one forward, one not. The fuel tank, I think goes in the back where the observation man/gunner can rest his feet. That might be incorrect, but that's where I put it. There is no actual instructions to use it on this build but I am doing it anyway! I have added a few small bits...the throttle lever has cables; the aileron controls have cables; there is a compass. I have glued the spare Lewis drum magazines on the wall and built a rack. I
    5 points
  46. I have to agree with both of you about the Azure Blue, it is a very difficult colour to photograph (though there are some close approximations in some of the pictures Ced took for his Wacky Wabbit build) and it is a special colour; Jamie took a great deal of time and trouble to match it to the MAP chips and I understand it was every bit as difficult to match as it is to photograph - fortunately Jamie is a perfectionist and made damn sure it did match the MAP chips With regard to the cowlings; I found them difficult and frustrating too; as I did with the cowlings on Airfix's Gladi
    5 points
  47. As usual, I did'nt put it all in one time But I managed to do this ! With this kit, we are milles away from the Walrus... Look Look mama!! there are 2 Blackburn niceties... Now making a pure S1 interior, That will help ! Ok Dears, now I will search my resin parts to find 2 look alike first stage compressors of Gyron junior Cannot let these air intake empty... Have a nice modelling time 8 Sincerely. CC
    5 points
  48. OK guys after ten days some new pictures of what has been done on the model. I changed the tail. In the kit is a very early version. It isn't totally correct, but it looks like the deal. Then there were also no sidewinder railes for the pylons. So I cutted up some from a hasegawa set. and fitted them. And then I started the painting. This was after I painted the white and grey. And today I did the black surrounding for the canopy and the silver edges. I Forgot to take some pictures of the rudders and the underside fins, but these are also painted as I will go
    5 points
  49. This is something of a can of worms, because too many people have got used to painting tracks the wrong colour. Lots of rust and graphite. Tracks used as additional armour would almost certainly be salvaged, either from wrecked tanks or from old tracks that had been replaced. They were not necessarily from the same tank type. You often see Shermans draped in Churchill links, which were much more substantial than the Sherman types. Conversely, I've seen Churchills with Sherman tracks on the turret sides. Colour-wise, the base metal used on all British tracks and the
    4 points
  50. More weapon stuff and a bit of What iffery John
    4 points
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