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  1. Hi all members on Britmodeller. I like to show you my Swedish Heli, HKP 10 Super Puma. The model is Italeri and I have used Eduards photoetch, I have scratch built many things that are used on a Swedish Heli, Like the search lights and the reserve rescue winch. I have also scratch built the entrance steps that is way out of scale from box, The last part that I´ve scratch built was the exhaust ports, they where too small out of box. Some antennas and wirings are added too Well, enough said, Enjoy the pics. Feel free to comment.
    28 points
  2. Thanks Ian - or should it be Madame Lenormand... don't forget your crystal balls (fnaar!) Thanks Tony Wasn't me, I always use a coaster. I'm a good boy I am Thanks Chris, I knew you'd come up with the goods Thanks Roger, very kind Thanks Bill The things Doctors and Nurses wear? Fishnets? A bit of time before sleep. I have had one glass of wine. Nice it was. To what use can I put this 'Dutch Courage'? I know, I'll get rid of the windows on the canopy: Luckily they're raised so I can Micro-mesh them off.
    20 points
  3. Hi everyone, Finished this persian cat today. Fujimi´s Tomcat in iranian colors, painted with Gunze paints and wheatered with AK Interactive and AMMO by Mig washes and pigments. Hope you like it. Cheers, Bruno
    14 points
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  5. Old decent Airfix. Perfect for picking, -) I just like picking, so freestyle, -) I want to make a plane with dismantled the top of the landing gear cover . Few photos from my picking Up side of fusulage Holes for landing gear and flaps And landing gear, very imported element of this model ,-)
    11 points
  6. Hello guys, This is my old F-102A Hasegawa when i was a (nine-)teen (and fast, cant remember, but i noted the dates on the surviving instruction sheet). Started on January 17, 1979. Finished on February 20, 1979. The weathering is a 10 year old "restoration", was a bit bitten by oilophile microbs and makrobs, so polishing didnt work, sanding and partly new color did... Cheers Tom
    11 points
  7. I build not only modern jet fighters but also WW2 aircraft. This is the 1/72 scale flying tank from Academy. More at: https://www.facebook.com/myanmarairmodeller/
    11 points
  8. In my opinion the Harrier was one of the greatest aircraft of all time, with its revolutionary design and brilliant (British) engineering leading the way which has only now been followed by the costly, troubled and prohibitively expensive F-35. Not only did the Harrier serve with distinction for over 40 years, it helped ensure the freedom of UK citizens on the Falklands and fought for freedom in the middle east, before our short-sighted, penny-pinching and ignorant politicians prematurely retired what is still a vastly capable aircraft. One of the first batch of Harriers to enter s
    10 points
  9. Thanks again folks. The seatery continues but first, some li'l Wessi update. Handles, for the tail climbing up of. There's two of them mounted on the tail and italeri provide scale sized scaffolding handles - they're not going on this little whirlygig thingy. Out with the carbide drills again, actually the last of them so I must order again soon. The aluminum tape was there as a guide to aid me getting the same height on port and starboard sides... it worked, mostly. Both handles now in place. The lower handle is a bit too close to the stabilizer but th
    10 points
  10. Whilst patrolling in the South China Sea the USS Lexington encounters a new Japanese terror weapon - the Kamikaze Duck! This was a fun project and made a change to my normal subjects. Mick
    9 points
  11. The airplane was flown by Polish pilots in one of the Polish Training Units: - Centrum Wyszkolenia Lotnictwa - Lyon-Bron, - ośrodku szkoleniowym - Clermont Ferrand, - ośrodku szkoleniowym - Istres, - Oddziale Wyszkolenia w Powietrzu - Corbas, - ośrodku szkoleniowym - Salon, - Centrum Wyszkolenia - Rennes, - Szkole Pilotażu nr 101 (Ecole de Pilotage No 101) - St Cyr. The registration at wing bottom is painted.
    9 points
  12. Here's my recent conversion of the 1:72 Pegasus Airco DH.4 into the passenger carrying DH.4A from Instone Air Lines. The original gained fame for winning the very King's Cup. An article on the conversion will appear in one of the upcoming issues of SAMI. I hope you like it! Peter
    9 points
  13. Another update! Twice in one night, at my age, with my reputation? 20180604_223532 by Edward IX, on Flickr 20180604_223601 by Edward IX, on Flickr The first aircraft's cockpit PE is finished, complete with compass long thing protruding from lower fuselage. Mrs P and the children decamp to Michigan for ten wonderful days on Wednesday, so I have one more day of dull care and then hopefully we can really get moving.
    9 points
  14. Another long-term stash lurker. I think I bought it at a Woodford air show in 1997. Not a particularly difficult build but its sheer size made construction and painting difficult. Careful dry-fitting meant I didn't have too many problem with fit, a bit of sanding and filling but nothing too serious. As it wouldn't fit in the spray booth, I had to wait on a calm dry day to spray with Halfords Appliance White. I ended up with a bit of an orange-peel finish but not too bad. Decals were few and far between and went on easily. Finished as the first XB-70A 62-0001 as it ended up at NASA. Even ph
    8 points
  15. Picked up this kit a few months ago, figured I'd use it to try out some new techniques and that kind of thing. Quite a nice kit for the scale, my only complaint would be the flashing that was rather extreme on certain sprues. And this is the photo I was basing it off.
    8 points
  16. Some progress today and lots of frustration. Firstly I started applying the masks, then realised they don't actually fit that well: As I need to add another frame with bare Metal Foil I may as well cover the whole lot and sort it all later: I'm keen to get the primer on to see what the surface is like so I stuck the wings on: What seams? Nice. Sadly the gear doors aren't going to be easy. They fit really well (after the 'hinges' are removed): BUT this isn't a Mk VI. No bulges an
    8 points
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  18. Not a modelling post, but... I got the job!! Not starting for a couple of months, but thanks for all the vibes you’ve been sending... Hoorah!
    8 points
  19. Hi all, Finally finished... thanks for those looking in on the build thread. It will hopefully appear in ‘Scale Aviation Modeller’ at some point. Thanks for looking, Guy
    7 points
  20. Hi peeps, Here's Special Hobby's new(ish) 1/72 P-40N in the markings of Chinese American Composite Wing ace Wang Kuang Fu: Markings are by Techmod with a bit of jiggery pokery around the intake area as the Sharkmouth doesn't fit that well. I suspect that the decals are designed to fit either the Hasegawa or Academy kits. The decals for the rudder stripes don't fit at all so I ended up having to mask and paint them. I suspected that would probably happen so I took the precuation of painting the kit's rudder white beforehand
    7 points
  21. Hi again all! Something more up to date, although they are now showing their age! This time the location is RAF Lakenheath, England and shots taken during a press shoot for the visit by the 480th Fighter Squadron. They were resident for at least two weeks while their own runway at Spangdahlem had repairs. The aircraft are Block 50 F-16CMs. As you can see, most were nicely loaded with gear ;). There was one Have Glass machine present (see below).
    7 points
  22. This is my latest build. The kit is a typical Eduard kit. Nice fit, good price, lots of fiddle parts .
    7 points
  23. Working on some details. The nose hatch: Navigator table with the chronometers: Fire extinguisher and raft:
    7 points
  24. Grzegorz, talk about perfect timing! I was down in the grotto looking the kits over when the email notification came through. Thus armed, I drilled out the holes in the flooring: 20180604_200934 by Edward IX, on Flickr 20180604_200946 by Edward IX, on Flickr I've also been applying some of the PE to the Expert kits: 20180604_201004 by Edward IX, on Flickr I'm struggling a little with the cooling jackets, which I suspect I should try annealing. 20180604_201015 by Edward IX, on Flickr
    7 points
  25. It is compass. It is attached to the side, but the long thing on the bottom (something to correct the iron airframe influence on the magnetic needle) sticks through the bottom! (pictures from the Aviattic website)
    7 points
  26. An impulse purchase on a Belgrade New Years cup modelling contest several years ago, I thought that it will be on the shelf of doom for a long time. I was always attracted to its design it is indeed one of the most elegant airplanes ever. Then, our club had a "Let's Build big planes campaign", and it was one of my fathers favorite planes so I stepped out of my usual military modelling routine. Although I normally picture Connie in TWA or Air France livery mainly remembering it from the movies Aviator and La Parisienne with Brigitte Bardot (in the latter it was L749 Constellation actually) I w
    6 points
  27. This kit was originally released in 1968, and I can remember making my way to the local bike shop to buy one just as soon as I had saved enough cash from singing in the choir at weddings. It would have been put together that afternoon, along with the obligatory thumb print, and doing circuits around the garden by tea time. It is listed in the 1980 catalogue as a Snap-n-Glue kit, now fast forward to 2011 and it makes another appearance, retaining the snap features. In a fit of nostalgia yours truly is once again spending some of his hard(ly) earned cash on this kit - only this time he adds a Re
    6 points
  28. A fighter aircraft that brings me into scale modeling world!
    6 points
  29. Hi guys As promised the first two scratch built railguns. both were built from plans i drew from photos in books and on the net, i used the bogies from leopold kits for each gun suitably altered to match smaller bogies on these guns the rest is scratched .(You will probably notice they are a lot smaller than the Dora but that was the largest railgun in the world.) The first one is the Schwere Bruno 28cm in service from 1936 to 1938. Second is the Lange Bruno 28 cm built in 1937. Hope you like P S, I build dioramas for all my models to add scale and intere
    6 points
  30. Hi second model from introduction part..... Well known P-47D from Academy. Out of box, only some correction - shortening about 1mm main lending gears, so now it sits a little better. Model master olive drab, tamiya neutral gray, washes - artistic oil paints, varnish - gunze mat top cote. Only thing missing on pictures is drop tank, still not finished, and light bulb under wing for landing light, applied just after taking pictures. As always pictures not perfect but i hope you will like this model. I enjoyed a lot making it. Regards Djordje
    6 points
  31. Great news Crisp, need to keep the model funds topped-up. That's no way to talk about Crisp.
    6 points
  32. Why thank you sir. What can I say to that? Thank you for your super kind words. Whithout your nudge in the right direction I wouldn’t have had the confidence to start this build in the first place. I’m so proud to talk to friends about swapping thoughts with a flight engineer on the last flying Lancaster in Britain, helping me out over the many months this build is taking. I get the odd. “ You just glue it together right?” Oh if they only knew. without your great pics and pointers this wouldn’t be half as much fun or eye opening for me and for that I thank you again. I’m so looki
    6 points
  33. The flaps' inner faces and bays are painted a neutral color: All struts glued in position:
    6 points
  34. Like most here I used to make a lot of Airfix when I was a kid. In about 2010, the Wife and I really liked the TV programme Lost, and I got to thinking, maybe I could... It didn't turn out too well and is now languishing under a table in the hall gathering dust, but hey, it's Oceanic 815 and nobody else had one. And now I was stuck making kits again. Favourite/finest are a bit of a toss up but I really like how this one looks: It's the Matchbox Heyford in (sort of theoretical but possibly existed) trainer colours. I really love that 3
    6 points
  35. Thanks for all your kind words. Now the kitchen is out of the way I can spent a little more time on the Lanc. I got the front turret painted and weathered. She looks ok to me. beware, yo can fit the swivel section afterwards but it’s a ruddy right fit. I needed to touch up afterwards. (Steady Ced) I also got a new addition to the cave. Gemma’s old DAB Radio. 6 music makes everything better I find. this bit got painted and glued. although after drying it didn’t fit. I had to carefully snip the end sections off that sat on the lip. A bit scary but I man
    6 points
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