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  1. Hey All Here’s a wee project I’ve been working on for a few months now, the first of my 2 RAF Liberators. Hopefully this is fair interpretation (with a smidgen of artistic licence) of Liberator GR.V. BZ862 that flew with 354 Squadron from India between September 1943 and May 1944. The kit is the Revell boxing of a B24D, Jerk’s Natural. Additions to the base model include: · Belcher Bits belly radome · Squadron canopy. · True Details wheels. · Quickboost engines. · F.M. Halifax Bolton Paul rear turret transpar
    42 points
  2. Hello, My last project completed, the "15" Rde Parrot. Some pics Best Regards
    28 points
  3. Hello from Canada! Let`s introduce some of my work with one of my last project before my temporary retirement! Here is the old Hasegawa 1/48 kit built 12 years ago! Aires engine & cockpit, True Details wheels, Eduard PE set & Eagle Cals decals. The all riveting work is made by hand with a needle & millimetric paper strips! Few scratch extras like plumbing & electrical lines in engine bay! « Mickey Mouse » from II/JG5 based at Alakurtti in Finland during spring 1944 & flown by Major Horst Carganico.
    22 points
  4. Hi, it's my first posting here so might as well go with one of my favorite USN aircraft of WW II. Bu.Aer 2106 survived Midway and finish her days as a training aircraft on lake Michigan. She was fished out of the lake and now reside at the Navy Museum. This is my most recent build and for that I used the Trumpeter kit with Black Box interior. Montex masks where used for the rondels. The chipping was done as a multi layer with the hair spray technique. It was a first for me and I must say, the results are quite pleasing!
    19 points
  5. 20180417_202534 by Edward IX, on Flickr Bisley's done. Okay, fine technically I need to add the fuel dump pipes, but I've had a bit to drink and it seems risky right now, but let's call it done and leave it at that, shall we? 20180417_202621 by Edward IX, on Flickr
    16 points
  6. After a long time I built a 1:72 model again. So here some pics of the new CASA.212-100 by Special Hobby. Built it just out of the box.
    15 points
  7. Hello folks. Today i introduce my new model, was built in this year. Best regards. Michael.
    14 points
  8. Hi, During last couple of months (OK, nearly half a year) I made 8 Finnish machines (Blackburn Ripon, V.L.Pyry, Morko Morane, Fokker CX, Fokker DXXI, V.L. Myrsky II , Shavrov Sh 2 and Gloster Gamecock) . With three I made within previous 45 years (Westland Lysander, Brewster Buffalo and Junkers K 43) it made all together 11. In last days I re-painted green on those old three to uniform it with what now I am using for Finnish dark green. All of them (including those three in previous too bluish green) were already in past on RFI but I hope you will find them a bit interesting brought toge
    13 points
  9. Just finished this in time for the sunshine to reach this part of the world which enable me to take some outdoor photos for the first time this year It is an old boxing of the Monogram F-102 which is still a good kit but tricky to put together. The kit decals were well past their sell by date, which is the risk you take when you buy 2nd(3rd, 4th, 5th??) hand. Shame as the kit scheme was very attractive. Basically out of the box with the fuselage lights opened up and new lens put in. I used and old Repliscale sheet to produce a machine of the 431st FIS bas
    13 points
  10. After ca. 10 years is it first kit in French colours Marcin thank you for the painting masks!
    12 points
  11. Thanks Bill 'Tormentor' - I like it! You're right, I shouldn't get mental about these things; they will drive me mad!! "We're not all Hendie" will now be one of my mottoes (Should there really be an 'e' in that? My spell check thinks so. Hmmm) Thanks Keith - added to the handbook! Thanks Tony - I am enjoying it... repeat after me I AM enjoying it... T-Roc? No idea. Apparently the 'T' links it to the other cars in the 'family' like the Toerag and the Tigone. I think the 'Roc' is to appeal to the youngsters 'cos it's like, street, innit. I did look u
    12 points
  12. The RAF operated the Sabre as a stop-gap measure during the early 50s until enough Hunters had been delivered, as it had become evident that the Meteor was by then obsolete as an air defence fighter. Although there was one wing in the UK, most RAF Sabres were based in Germany, and flew with cerulean blue undersides. One of the more colourful squadron markings were those of no. 4 squadron which flew the aircraft from RAF Jever.
    11 points
  13. Completed this model a couple of weeks ago, just got round to finishing the simple base and getting some photos done; Overall Views A few closer shots
    11 points
  14. Hi everyone This is my finished Zvezda SU-27 SM kit in 1/72 scale Kit was a great build. Took about three weeks to finish. I use the Hataka red line SU-33 paints, using UN blue and dark grey/blue for the camo. Dream model etched for cockpit and ejection seat. Kit decals were a dream to use and settled so well.
    11 points
  15. Wingsy Kits IJN Type 96 carrier-based fighter IV A5M4 “Claude” 1/48, assembly complete.
    11 points
  16. Hi all, To far gone for the Carrier Group build but not to be given up on, here at last is my Kinetic EA-6B Prowler with Avionix Cockpit and TwoBobs Decals. This kit gets a hard time from the internet reviewers, don't know why because I had no dramas from it apart from looking at how to tint the canopies a slight yellow colour. In the end I stood back from this idea as I found reference pictures of these aircraft with standard clear screens, happy days. I've not gone to town with weathering as its a CAG aircraft displaying all thats good about the squadron, even the Pla
    10 points
  17. Gradual progress is, I'm afraid, the order of the day - as it always is when you are dealing with little details (and especially ones which involve lots of pieces of PE!). The weapon carriers are still coming along nicely, but not worth photographing again yet, so today you will have to settle for two other areas: 1. The strake is 50% done, with the fitting of the rear section of the PE version: a major improvement to my eyes (though maybe not to yours, since I'm not sure I ever showed you what we are comparing this with!) 2. The I-Band transponder
    9 points
  18. Thanks Stuart, Bill and Keith The plan is to have the doors and hatches open to reveal the beautiful detailing on the internals and stick it in the cabinet. That's unless the kit smacks me in the mouth, of course, which is a distinct possibility! If so they'll get closed and it'll go on the ceiling. Thanks Giorgio I'm using AK True Metal all the time now and this is 'Steel'. There'll be plenty more coming later, trust me! Thanks Simon - I can't imagine having one of those and being asked 'What do you drive?' The Japanese do come up with some great names don't they? L
    9 points
  19. Quick update, since I managed to do some modelling last night. Here's the bottom fuselage joint with the tail planes after sanding/polishing Viewing from the top, port side is good Starboard not that much, a bit gappy So out came the yogurt cup 0.1mm styrene : Tracing the shape and after cutting, I put it in and glued with Tamiya Green Cap. Tidying up TBD once cured I also did a dry fit of the leading edge slats They were too wide of a good 1mm, so I had to trim their outboard edge
    9 points
  20. Hi all!My little Me-262 from Eduard. I have used Mr Hobby paints.
    8 points
  21. It was very difficult to assembly at the end I give up to add more cables...
    8 points
  22. Hello Everybody ... after seeing the start of the B-25 mitchell Group build. Its killing me that i cant participate yet. The B-25 is my favorite Medium bomber of the war as it was so Versatile and adaptable. I saw a few PBJ’s started ( USMC B-25 not Peanut butter & jelly ) in the group build. I had a minor Discussion with @JOCKNEY in one of the Threads. Both the build and discussion inspired me to dig this out of storage. I did some clean-up and touch ups. I think considering it was started 24 years ago its doing ok. The seams have started popping but not to bad. I started this M
    7 points
  23. - A small model from TARANGUS in 48 in Swedish colors- A very refreshing little kit after a bunch of screaming iron just to catch my breath .....the respite won't be long......It's size doesn't mean an easy kit. Opening canopy could be made easier with a thinner material which, as a welcome bonus, would add realism to the open parts by reducing their thickness which made them look as armoured glass doors.
    7 points
  24. ...just to pick on this in the vein hope that it might be interesting. They are not the elevators but are tailplane flaps. The whole tailplane (or stabilizer) hinges (as you have correctly portrayed) to act as the elevator control for pitch, pitch trim is also managed through further adjustment to the all moving tailplane. To give extra flap area the ailerons droop (but still act differentially to control roll) and when they do so, such as for landing, the pitch of the aircraft has to compensated for and this is done by the tailplane flaps, they only move when the ailerons are droo
    7 points
  25. Stab goes on, again, checking alignment:
    7 points
  26. Here is the completed model of the Barkley-Grow in its seaplane configuration. For the step-by-step building article please go to the WiP post: The kit presents only the basic shapes, you have to fabricate or provide everything else: cockpit, cabin, exterior details, decals, engines, etc. This one will surely help you develop those modeling skills! I used a set from Arctic Decals, which worked perfectly as usual. This is a nicely-shaped plane that has many possible finishing schemes, and can also be built on skis or wheels. It takes some time, but you can
    6 points
  27. Yes the tailplane flaps automatically moved when the drooped ailerons were selected to the various positions, both had their own position indicators in the cockpit. Stuart, the tailplane angle is controlled completely separately from the aileron droop control. Info taken from the S.1 manual So in normal flight or generally parked, droops and tailplane flaps at 0 deg, take-off droops 10/20 deg down tailplane flap 10/20 deg up, landing 25 deg down and tailplane flap 25 deg up. Main flaps were selected separately, their respective angles being 0, 15 or 30 and 45 deg dow
    6 points
  28. Work continues on Spitfires, the 24 is nearly done and the 18 & 19 are finished. Thanks for looking.
    6 points
  29. I imagine th Nissan Cedric is a handsome car that's admired by all.
    6 points
  30. She's doing very well, Marriage and motherhood sorted her right out!
    6 points
  31. More of the interior in place: The lower wing is glued in place: The other upper wing panel is glued to the center section, checking dihedral and sweptback:
    6 points
  32. Well having almost completed my Hawker Fury I'm going for something a bit more symbolic of the RAF 100 years with a Puma. This low profile always there but never seen Helicopter has now been in service for 47 years having joined up in 1971. Destined to remain in service until 2025, only the Hercules and Canberra will have served longer. Although based on the age of individual air frames the Puma may have the edge. So despite 47 years of sterling service we still don't have a 1/48 scale kit. Another F16 anyone? To fill the void in the RAF 100 line up I shall therefore be building the venerable
    5 points
  33. Not necessarily as they can have everything straight when parked. The photo of '631' shows her as an instructional airframe so that pose may not be quite representative. @71chally will be along in a minute to explain how the gubbins works.
    5 points
  34. All of Revells problems could be solved if they just released the Matchbox H.S 125. Phil
    5 points
  35. I can't understand the negativity that this announcement has generated ! Revell has been bought by someone, meaning all fears of the company closing are gone. The new owners have no interest ? They have a lot of reasons to be interested, to be accurate they have 3.9 milion reasons to be interested ! They new owners are a private equity firm, so what ? They have purchased a profitable company and the best way for them to get a return on their investment will be to make this grow. Will they sell the company in the future ? What's the problem ? As long as they'll sell a company mak
    5 points
  36. Evening All, I have completed this one at last- my first ever attempt at a base for one of my models. This is based on contemporary photographs of the Zeppelin hangar at Seemoos Hafen, Lindau, Lake Constance where giant flying boats were built and test flown under the direction of Claudius Dornier. The turntable rotates because I mounted a small motor underneath it: the battery and switch are concealed in the rear of the display under the hangar floor. The scene depicts the launch of the Rs II in May 1917 after the engines had been fitted with cowlings. All of the features in the d
    4 points
  37. This is a sneak preview of a series of online articles I'll be doing at another site, my Jolly Rogers history collection. I built most of these between the years 2000 and 2008, just completed a second Super Hornet to represent this decade (2010's). As some of these planes don't exist in kit form (i.e. F9F-6 and F9F-7, F8U-2/F-8C) there was a LOT of scratchbuilding modification going on. Add to that the fact that many of these markings did not exist in decal form during the period it was built, and the markings challenge was ALWAYS an issue. I mentioned a decade-relation with the Su
    4 points
  38. Last week I tagged along with my girlfriend on one of her business trips; the trip send us to Madrid. While she had the meeting rooms, I had the city to myself for a few days and I put the Spanish air force museum in the Cuatro Vientos suburb of the city at the top of my itinerary. Here in part one, I present to you some of the outdoor exhibits. The day I went was cold, windy and overcast; but I got some presentable shots:
    4 points
  39. A friend (A4s4ever) and I went on a bit of an aviation odyssey to the U.S last year, with the highlight being the EAA Airventure airshow in Oshkosh. Wisconsen. Here are just a couple of my favourite pics. I was a little disappointed at the number of warbirds that were listed to appear, but did not fly or appear, but thats air shows for you This aside, it was an amazing experience, with two highlights being a flight in a B-17 and a formation flyover by a B-1, B-2 and B-52. Truly, a sight to behold. Naturally, I was inspired enough to buy lots of plastic upon my return
    4 points
  40. Hi, Let me show you my last model I just finished. This is how this '41 plymouth was when I bought it ! And now, just after its transformation into a kryptonite powered drag ! New frame, new paint, new engine ! I hope you'll enjoy this model !
    4 points
  41. A print onto ordinary copy paper has been used for this dry-fit of the cockpit framing. As can be seen in this view, the side windows are angled upwards toward the rear and so I will need to change the angle, between the front frames and the rear, to fix this. More tomorrow. Thanks for looking. Mike
    4 points
  42. Few things I want to cover with this GB * International members that want to take part but would like to source the kit locally, then that is all good * Anyone that already has the kit in their stash and would like to take part, then that is all good too. * Aftermarket decals are fine Some people's budget or SWMBO might not warrant spending even £25-£30 on the kit, also just waiting for the given date for the GB, which might conflict if we are waiting for new releases. One idea I want to put forward. The Airfix 1/72 Ju-87B2/R2 I have seen a few
    4 points
  43. Actually I missed a good comparison here, both Buccaneers appear to have some positive tailplane up trim applied, guessing take-off position. However '35' has flaps and the aileron droops selected down, the droops putting the tailplane flaps in an up position, while '26' has neutral flaps, droops and tailplane flap
    4 points
  44. Rocket rails are on and pitot tube mounted (so small a bore that you can hardly see it). The kit doesn't come with a pitot tube so luckily there is a brass one included with the Master cannon barrels set. I also put a 'radiator matrix' in the oil cooler opening - spotted a silver fabric bow that looked the part so I cut a strip from that. Now I'm wondering if I should / could do the same to represent screens in the carb inlets. Canopy is masked ready for paint and I've decided that the top surface EDSG on the fuselage isn't wide enough so it's back to the paint shop with a line ma
    4 points
  45. Getting the decals around the airbrakes wasn't too bad, just needed careful measuring. I offered the decals up first then just used Mk.I human eyeball to judge where to cut. Time for a coffee! The Airfix Sabre is a great little kit, and fits together splendidly. Not much filling needed, and very detailed decals. With aftermarket decals available too there are so many options for different squadrons. The next photos should be in the RFI section ...
    4 points
  46. Wow that's really nice. A 1/48 B24 must be pretty big! I don't think I've ever seen a model x-rayed before either. Andrew
    4 points
  47. Mysteries of kit-making: whilst one wing panel had the struts' locations marked, the other doesn't. Amodel, I want a discount! ;-)
    4 points
  48. Hi Guys, Finally this is done.. thanks for viewing..cheers.. 1/72 Italeri Harrier Gr3 , Falkland War
    4 points
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