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  1. This is my HP Victor K2, WIP is here: It is most definitely not a "Shake & Bake" kit. I added the Flightpath K2 detail set, and the interior set from White Ensign. The kit had it's panel lines engraved, and various other kit details refined and enhanced. I used Xtracolor enamels for the camouflage colours. Definitely looking forward to the new Airfix kit later this year! Thanks for looking! Angelo
    42 points
  2. I built this as an entry in the UAMF 'Blitzbau' GB, a 24-hour kit build. It's the old Heller 1/72 Ar 96 which I still think is a nice little kit and looks the part, though I'm sure there are inaccuracies. I scratchbuilt some basic cockpit detail, did some simple re-scribing, added tyre treads and a few other bits and bobs. Colour scheme was borrowed from the Special Hobby kit.
    31 points
  3. Here's my recently completed Airfix Me 262A-1a in the markings of II/EJG 2 (courtesy of Xtradecal). I had a few fit problems with the wings and nacelles, but overall I'm quite pleased with how it turned out - at least from normal viewing distances! Looking at the photos, I think I may replace the DF loop with something finer... I used Gunze Mr Hobby paints followed by a very light oil wash on the undersides only. Winsor & Newton galleria satin varnish to finish.
    29 points
  4. Here some pics of my new build: AMG Bf 109 C-1 in 1:48. Nice kit that offers some PE`s, resin parts and mask. Built it complete OOB.
    25 points
  5. Hi! This is my latest effort. I have always thought that the Italeri kit was lacking in quality, so when I got this Heller kit I was thrilled as it has more finely executed ribbing and engines, alas some things are plainly wrong. The undercarriage legs are suitable only for late/post war machines and fit badly. Also the windows are 2mm too low, so I had to cheat things a bit. Mind you, if anyone wants to do a film aircraft from the movie Where eagles dare, this is the kit to go for. Sadly I've changed my mind during the build and finished it like an anonymous air amb
    23 points
  6. "To Remember The many" The Tamiya Lancaster 1/48 Welcome Dear Brit Modellers to my next endeavor into plastic. let me explain what is going on. A month or so ago I had a message in my inbox from @isaneng asking whether I would consider building either XV298 or PA474. He is a flight engineer who has in his own words "Crashed one and fly the other with pride" I have never been asked this before and as anyone who has ever followed any of my builds you must know that in actual fact I know very little about air craft and I'm learning while building. ( its fun that way ) As serial n
    21 points
  7. Hi everyone. Here is my first completion for 2018, a nice kit, although a little complex with a few fit issues, particularly around the engine nacelles and wing joints. This was a profipack edition so included a photo-etch and a masking set, (essential with all those windows). I also added Eduard resin wheels and a Master set of turned aerials, which I soldered together, a first for me. Painted with Xtracolor enamels and weathered with oils and pastel chalks. Thanks for looking, gazza l
    21 points
  8. Hey everyone Well I've finally finished her, its not been without its problems and my intereptation of RAF Azure blue leaves something to be desired. The Airfix kit of the Blenheim Mk1 builds into a pleasing replica of the real thing the only additions were the Barracuda Resin Intake and exhaust set (BR72196) and Xtradecals set X72202 everything else was out of the box. And to accompany my FLY 1/32 Hurricane build I'll be building this.. The link to the build... Thanks everyone that followed along. Here's to next time. Iain
    19 points
  9. I have been plodding along with this and a Hasegawa G-10 since last summer. I’m pleased to have finally finished something. Its the Hasegawa G-6 built as a G-5, mostly OOB with the exception of the decals (EagleCals) and the addition of a G-5 specific head armour and aerials. Painted with Mr Paint. For once the EagleCals decals didn’t behave and I had problems getting them to settle down. They also reacted badly with the Microsol by melting in places, something that I’ve never had happen with them before. The G-10 sho
    14 points
  10. Been waiting for one of these for ages to go with the same company's Beverley I built a couple of years ago. Quite fiddly in places, particularly the props and the fit is a little iffy too but I think it builds up into a nice representation of the Argosy. There's even some interior detail up to a point. Quite a bit of nose weight is required too but the undercarriage is substantial enough to take it. All we need now is an early C-130 I can do in the same markings....Thanks for looking. 20180204_163116 by Keith Sherwood, on Flickr 20180204_163134 by Keith Sherwood,
    13 points
  11. This is the Roden 1/144th model of the C-141B Starlifter, using Caracal decals for the markings. It depicts a White and Grey schemed aircraft as operating during the Gulf War, but this was not an option on the decal sheet although the Sqn/Wing badges were. So after a bit of research I found the Serial Number of an aircraft that was in that scheme at the time and did a bit of cutting and shunting with the decal sheet numbers, including the one within the "Kraft" badge at the nose.
    13 points
  12. Here's a quick build for a friends birthday, due for delivery in just over 1 week. I've chosen the 767NAS scheme, and kept it free from stores. The kit is really detailed, and nice to assemble. To be complete, I will add some more decals over the next few evenings, but if anyone has looked at the sheet yet, there are literally hundreds of stencils to go! I recommend this kit, and can't wait for the RAF FGR2 version. Pilots were added from the spares box, and are not included in the kit. They do however look the part if you decide to build it "flying"
    12 points
  13. This is my second build of the wonderful Eduard 1:48 late Merlin Spitfire series. This time I used the Mk. IXe Weekend Edition kit to replicate an early Mk. XVI. Although I had purchased a replacement resin cowl and wheels, I ended up using the kit items, so the only aftermarket stuff is an Eduard Zoom PE cockpit set for instrument panel, seat belts and other details. Paints are Model Master enamels. Decals are from the Xtradecal Mk. XVI sheet. Markings are for a plane piloted by R. D. "Dagwood" Phillip of 416 Sqn. RCAF in Belgium, December 1944. I didn't discover until after the entire projec
    12 points
  14. I'm calling her "Done"! I had a real battle with the main undercarriage. I just couldn't get them to fit tin the bay without having to trim lots off to get them in the bays! Some very VERY fine turned brass pitots were added to the wing tips, and now I am paranoid about knocking them off! A bit of weathering in the form of panel fading and oil streaks. Here are a couple of photos. I will get some clearer, brighter ones done for the RFI post. Thank you all for staying with me,
    12 points
  15. I can’t break with tradition so here is the box. we have a lot of bags in there. This I believe is one of the later boxings with lots of fixes and extra parts so fingers crossed I won’t trip over my photo etch and make a pigs eat of everything. sprues go like this. and the other clear bits. The Tamiya decals and the new Extra decal set. those roundels are better but I might sprey them? some more extras. Guns and etch! if you followed my Lightning build you would have seen I picked the BIG ED set up almost by mistake. Quite a bargain at thirty odd pou
    12 points
  16. Johnny, with PA474 being BBMF, you could do worse than quote the Nav. on the poppy drop 28-06-2012, the day the Bomber Command memorial was unveiled. When clearing for take off the comment to ATC when asked how many on board was "10 POB (people on board) 55574 souls" About covers it................. Paul
    11 points
  17. From the Tintin book 'The Red Sea Sharks'. It's the Hasegawa 1/72 Mossie kit with (heavily modified) Blue Rider decals. Depicting it in flying mode meant closing the undercarriage doors, which required a lot of filling/sanding. The only other deviation from the kit instructions was the re-configured nose gun arrangement, and I added Skut the pilot. My figure painting ability is – appropriately – comical, but he looks OK under glass.
    10 points
  18. Had started this one quite a while ago and was planning to do it for the recent MiG-29 group build but did not get around to finishing it up until a few days ago. Great kit, which builds much better than the 9.13 which had some fit issues. As with the 9.13, my main gripe is the separate wingtips which are very delicate and hard to get a perfectly smooth fit. Fit is still worse overall than the Trumpeter but it is more accurate, and includes the characteristic "pinch" behind the canopy. What's best about the kit, however, is the weapons. It's a veritable weapons set in its self with
    10 points
  19. 'morning all Time for an update, but first I want to get back for a moment to the decals and markings mess; these are the specific decals Italeri supplies for Option A, which is stated to be A-10A 80-0186 of the 74th TFS/23 TFW Looking at this link that Sting67 posted earlier, 80-0186 belonged to 76th TFS; on the other hand, there's a 79-0186 listed in the 74th TFS/23 TFW table, this: which is the closest match for the kit decals. You will however notice that the serial reported on the wing U/C bay is 9186; now, in the A-10A inventory, there's no
    10 points
  20. Hello mates, I am back and quite tired from Nuremberg Toy Fair (Darell Burge was so very kind and showed me a lot of beautiful Airfix stuff like Hunter and Wellington), so here as promised more pictures for you of my ripe Miss (Marilyn) Minooky, built 1999... Cheers, Thomas
    9 points
  21. Thanks Giorgio and Bill Yes, it's primed: Primed by Ced Bufton, on Flickr ... including the prop (yellow tips) and spinner (yellow). There will be yellow soon. Is there such a thing as white-basing? Like this? Not an entirely intentional variation. My cheapo airbrush was playing up and my white Stynylrez seems to be thickening. Changed to the Ultra. Sprayed fine. Happy time spend cleaning the airbrushes. Not. One issue with my cheapo airbrush is that it's really hard to clean. YMMV. Mine has a two-par
    9 points
  22. Thanks Bill Easy from now on... I hope! Thanks Giorgio - found it! Never again! by Ced Bufton, on Flickr That's a job I don't want to repeat. If you're making this mark, do yourself a favour - get a canopy mask set. The canopy is 'a feature' but crikey, complex frames are a pain. Primer soon.
    9 points
  23. This was a quick weekend build of Bandai's box scale (1/144) TIE twin pack. The kit turned up on Friday, and I built them up that evening, adding a little battle damage to one of the standard TIE's solar panels. The X1 was a straight OOB build. They were painted yesterday (Saturday), then weathered today. Nothing fancy with the painting/weathering. Just base coats over a black primer, detail painting, then a few pin washes and some dry brushing over the damaged areas on the panel. This is how they looked on Friday night And then fully finished tonight
    8 points
  24. I can give Light Sea Grey a try. In my neck of the woods, that's pretty close to FS36373 I think. I believe I have some of that in ModelMaster bottles. Anyway, a couple of shots for now. First, I tried to get a good picture of the flame holders in the afterburners. These are from the Eduard set, and look quite nice I think. Much nicer than either the kit or the CMK resin. As you can see, the exhausts need to be installed in the empennage prior to it being attached to the fuselage. I hope the glue holds, as each exhaust tube is made from three pieces of resi
    8 points
  25. Belated Update #11!! Well, it's only been the best part of two months since I updated this little Tempest, however I have punched out a Matchbox Hunter T.7 in-between so I suppose that's not bad. I won't bore you with too much text this time round, however will just let the photo's do much of the talking. The subject Tempest F.6 chosen is NX170/K from 249 Squadron, circa late 1949. 249 had a habit of decorating their Tempests with Red and White Prop Spinners and U/C doors and I thought these along with the 'D' type roundels and Desert scheme would look rather tasty. S
    8 points
  26. In recent weeks I've actually managed to recover some of my shelf of doom projects, dusted them off and (gasp!) get them finished. I shall add them here as I get round to it. The first of them is Airfix's excellent 1/72 P-51D. I've long wanted to complete a Swiss Mustang, ever since I first went to the Swiss Air Force museum at Dübendorf about 18 years ago (along with several other Swiss aircraft, but that's another story). Airfix's release seemed to be a good way to achieve this. The model went together very well, out of the box, and it was airbrushed with Alclad metallic lacquers
    7 points
  27. Hi, this is my recent build, Airfix 1/72 P-51D Mustang, painted with Alclad II Polished Aluminum and weathered with Tamiya's weather sets. Decals from Blue Diamond Decals. Thank you for looking.
    7 points
  28. Hi Everyone, Here is my 1/35 Trumpeter E-100 Jagdpanzer. This build was inspired by a E-75 Eber I saw wearing the same camo scheme and I wanted to have my own paper panzer in my collection. Kit: Trumpeter 1/35 E-100 Jagdpanzer. Modifications: ET MG 42 Infa Red Targeting system. Figure: 1/35 Warriors SS Panzer crew. Paint: Personal mix of Tamiya acrylics. Weathering: AK Interactive Enamel washes and Newton and Winsor Oils. Inspiration : The work of Kristof Pulinckx
    7 points
  29. Hi folks. This is my latest built, a Macchi 205 Serie III from the 2a squadriglia, 1° Gruppo Caccia A.N.R. Campoformido in 44. A lot of work on details mainly were necessary to get a correct 205! To me one of the best looking kite of WWII! Best regards. DSC_0004 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0003 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0002 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0001 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0005 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0006 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0007 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0008 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0009 by jean Barb
    7 points
  30. For the same reasons as this one http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235033009-vought-f4u-2-corsair-midnite-cocktail/ here's a nightighter Hellcat built a few years ago. This is a Hobby Boss kit with the Owl conversion and decals. The HB kit is nothing special. In fact it is probably the least favoured one after the vintage Airfix. That said, there is nothing really wrong with it apart from the shallow wheel wells which could barely hold a tailwheel. it's OOB apart from a little invisible cockpit detail. White 10 on Guam in Aug 1944
    7 points
  31. Hi, This is one of my entries into the STGB. It's going to be the Revell 737-800 converted to the -700 and wearing the colours of much troubled Cameroonian carrier Camair-Co. The kit is one of several that I've bought over the years. Since the appearance of the Zvezda kit, the Revell kit has been eclipsed in terms of detail and ACCURATE detail at that!! However, it can still be made into a fairly decent model of the 737NG. This is the colour scheme I've chosen for this build. Camair-Co is the national carrier of Cameroon and seems to
    6 points
  32. Thanks Benedikt Rattle cans are great eh, but not in the house! I have several cans waiting for warmer weather / heated shed. As usual the primer showed up some nasties, sanded here: ... and then re-sprayed with Model Air White as the white on the reference shots looks really white: See the difference? Oh well. trust me, it's whiter. As promised there's also some yellow... eee 'ello... ELO: Again 'cos the reference shots (and scheme) show a brighter yellow than our usual. This is VMA 71.002.
    6 points
  33. PK-17 ME.BF/109.E Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 "Weiss 12" Oberleutnant Joachim Müncheberg, Staffelkapitan 7./JG 26 Gela, Sizilien, 3/1941 1:72 kit by...Guess which manufacturer? Xtradecal X72-162 "Battle for Malta: Axis" , eh, decals?! (3. build from that set). Brush painted with Humbrol enamels and some Vallejo acrylics. Some AZmodel spare parts added. I luvd it Thanks to Old Thumper for suggesting this, Enzo Matrix for setting this up and Arniec for running this! Best regards, V-
    6 points
  34. Thank you very much Robert - you are too kind - and nonsense! - I know your painting skills are excellent! Thank you very much Craig - you are also too kind! Hi Badder and thank you. I did have a couple break this time but they went back down okay(ish). I know it seems an odd way to do decals and I have been asked why I don't soak them in the thinned matt varnish but it doesn't seem to work as well. I usually apply the decal as normal but without any softners, etc. Once they are down and just about settled I then use the varnish. Hi John and thank y
    6 points
  35. After much painting, I've finally got something to show for it! The engine and gun bay are works of art, and fit together very snugly, so don't go slapping the paint on a bit thick, or it'll baulk your fit in extreme cases. The cockpits were easy to do, and I tried to add a little variety to them in terms of colour and lay of the seatbelts, as well as wear marks on the floor where the pilot's feet go. I wanted to add a little sandy residue to the M, as it's going to be a Trop, which still needs doing before I glue it into the fuselage. I'm also in the process of completing the landing gear
    6 points
  36. So after a REALLY quick build for me she's finished (well very nearly). As @BIG X said this is an evil looking beast. And thanks to all (especially @Troy Smith ) who aided me in the build (short) WIP here: LOVED this kit - so much so I'm on the look out for another. Only real problem I had (still have) is the gap between the cannon bay doors and front bulkhead. Might very well be my on doing as I put a lot of putty up front which may have distorted things a bit so for the time being only tacked on till I decide what to do. Landi
    6 points
  37. Finally I terminated tha black camo black.......not too black I chose not to give white primers everywhere, but to lighten only a few panels, both above and below. So a general hand of black Gunze tire on the whole model.
    6 points
  38. They do indeed. It's wheeled on the box but has the floatplane version inside. And the the one I was lucky enough to fly in last summer
    6 points
  39. Well I gave it another coat and polished it: Although it's not as shiny as it could be, I think I'm going to take the result. I will do a small experiment or two with different colour panels, but I am basically done on the painting side. Now for undercarriage, parachute holder, afterburner detail and then decals and lashings of future. Thanks for looking, Adrian
    6 points
  40. Come on in Keith, plenty of room left! First job today was to get the detail in the main wheel bays. There isn't much, and I'm not going to bother with adding all the reinforcing strips to the inside of the upper wing skin, so all I really needed to do was add some basic framing at the front end, and the casting that is about half way back to which the retraction rams attach. Job done. Then it was on to something a little more daunting. The fuselage. I sent most of the afternoon thinking it through and trying to decide on the best way to g
    6 points
  41. I'm building an original issue 1/48 Airfix Mosquito into a 57mm Molins armed Tsetse. IMHO, while it's not on par with the Tamiya kits, the 38 year old Airfix kit still can build up rather nicely. I've busied up the cockpit a bit, added etched seatbelts, and a scratch built gun sight, and enclosed it with a Squadron "bulged" vac canopy (meant for the Tamiya - interesting making that fit!). I've also reduced the machine guns to 2, Molins barrel from brass tubing, added the breech covers from parts of a bomb, a missile nose and sheet plastic, and added the flap reinforcement from strip
    5 points
  42. Good morning to all! I'm glad to present my last work... a restoration of an old Hasegawa A-4 that I built ten years ago. I decided to put it back to workbench due to the "crack" of the fuselage: 21616109_10210113589216277_2086911637920727775_n by valerio, su Flickr While I was at it, I scratchbuilt a new UHF dorsal hump (the one in the Hasegawa kit is wrong in dimensions and shape) using the cutting plotter: A-4SU Restoration_11 by valerio, su Flickr A-4SU Restoration_10 by valerio, su Flickr There was other details to fi
    5 points
  43. First time posting on this site. HMCS Vancouver built using the 1/144 Revell Corvette detailed with Eduard PE, L'Arsenal and Shapeways. The rails are JR Haynes 1/96 3 bar cut down into 2 bar and wire....they look the part and are much better than the Eduard PE which allowed flexibility after the RCN mods. Thanks for looking
    5 points
  44. Hopefully John this thread could be also for all (what can I call them?) more or less victims on the other side of that madness. I don't know. Mr Harris is of course not the little innocent for many useless attacks here at some stage of the war. Only to be said.
    5 points
  45. Here's a few of them together and one on it's base. Thanks for your interest. The colour difference is because I used a different shade of brown as I thought the Beverley looked too 'green' and I'm certainly not re spraying it now... 20180205_133135 by Keith Sherwood, on Flickr 20180205_133232 by Keith Sherwood, on Flickr 20180205_133210 by Keith Sherwood, on Flickr 20180205_133321 by Keith Sherwood, on Flickr
    5 points
  46. Finally finished and photographed my Revell Dambuster as "G" flown by Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, DSO & DFC. This has been on and off for months, but no idea why it has taken so long but mostly an enjoyable build. Only issue was silvering of the wing decals, but I trimmed them down once they had set. Built out of the box and painted using a mix of Revell, humbrol and Tamiya paints. I wish I could have kept the matt black finish for the lower half, but I don't think the decals would have stuck. Ive been waiting for a nice day to photograph it, but when getting it off the shelf
    5 points
  47. Alec Smith at AlleyCat bought all the remaining masters, I think some had been disposed off by Ian before the deal was done but I don't know. Certainly the two seat Hunters were in the ones Alec got. However he got a lot, and almost everything needs re-working/repairing to bring up to current standards, or modified to fit different kits in the case of the T.7/8 sets. Alec does AlleyCat part time while managing a disability, and outsources pattern making and casting, so he is at the mercy of others (I know the feeling!). Good pattern makers and casters are always busy so you have to wait your t
    5 points
  48. Jürgen Klopp the Liverpool manger flies to Kabul to watch a young Afghani play football. He is suitably impressed and arranges for the player to come over. Two weeks later Liverpool are 2-0 down to Newcastle with only 20 minutes left themanger gives the young Afghani striker the nod, and on he goes. The lad is a sensation. He scores 3 goals in 20 minutes and wins the game for Liverpool.The fans are delighted, the players and the coach are delighted and the media love the new star. When the player comes off the pitch he phones his mum to tell her about his first day in English footb
    5 points
  49. Hallo again, tonight I started by building the front starboard consolle. Then I added some blocks to be used as locating pins for the floor. This will help keeping the two fuselge halves aligned and make things stronger once everything is glued together! This is what it looks like once together. That's it for tonight. Ciao Massimo
    5 points
  50. 5 points
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