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  1. Pretty sure I`m not going to have to explain the inspiration for my latest in-flight diorama......! (Prop blur courtesy of Flickr photo editing) Thanks for looking.
    38 points
  2. Hello everyone I will welcome you with the b-2 bomber model. A gluing, or rather a sculpturing, took me half a year. At the time when I stuck it, it was the only 1/72 scale model on the market. Tests are not impressive with quality, it is a model from the "gniot" series. The patches date 1991, convex lines, wyppaczane items, there are many shrinkage pits, you need to improve a lot and even more earn. I collected probably the majority of photos, videos and reports from the model building available on the Internet. Unfortunately, very few photos of B-2 details are still available today. For th
    37 points
  3. Hi all, this is the matchbox kit pk-401 which I build a while ago. The kit has been rescribed, A scratch build interior and cockpit, Float struts replaced, Scratch build ladders, Mass balances made from wire tipped with white glue, Falcon nose, home vac formed main canopie. (falcon was too short for the matchbox kit & windscreen was curved) Aires mg's, Paints used xtracolor rlm 72,73,65. Streached sprue airials. Aeromaster & xtradecal national markings, squadron codes super scale, squadron badge from the kit.
    32 points
  4. Hello, dear friends and colleagues! Let me present my yet another model Blackburn Shark Mk.II by Eastern Express. This kit is the repack of the "old school" Frog model. The kit offers wide choice of varieties – with floats, on wheeled chassis, with folded wing or in-flight configuration – and leaves you rather pleasantly impressed. For its time the model seems quite respectable and can be transformed into a perfect replica if you give it a certain effort. As far as I know, this model of Shark aircraft hasn’t got any alternatives nowadays. The main drawbacks
    25 points
  5. Hello Here is my last build with this 1/72 Airfix North American B-25C from 83rd Bomb Squadron / 12th Bomber Group U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 somewhere in the North African desert area. Decals came from Xtradecal. Soon to be published in Tamiya Magazine French Edition. Patrick
    25 points
  6. Hi Folks Number 7 from the shelf of doom the Revell H19 kit. This is one built by Sikorsky and sold to the Royal Navy while Westland were tooling up to produce their version. The photo I worked from shows it to be lacking the winch which was a bonus as the one in the kit bears no relation to real real thing. The only things I did to it were some home made seats, mesh over the openings above the engine and rubbed down the rivets. It's time someone did this as new moulding considering it was probably the first useful helicopter available to many armed forces.
    18 points
  7. This time the model F-117, the model is very simple to fold and very difficult to paint. I tried to make this model many times I took it off the shelf and put it back. Reason? One question: How to make a black model wouldn't just be black? I build models straight from the box and so I always try to focus on painting. I often make models that are a bit too heavily damaged, dirty but in my opinion is the only way to give them a bit of life. F-117 Trumpeter 1:32 the model is very easy to fold and you will not have any problems. At the begining few p
    18 points
  8. Hello Britmodellers, Three of a kind. Now: Number 3, the first prototype, kit bash of 3 kits, Heller, Academy, KP 1:72, some left parts of the 4th, one of the 2 Tamiya kit,s and a lot of scratch with self printed decals.. Different keel, fuselage, cockpit, glass is milled and sanded for right curvature, older MLG cutout, wheels, front strut, navigation lights etc. I hope you like it! Cheers, Tom
    14 points
  9. 1/72nd RS Models Bloch MB-152 Out of the two MB-152 boxings in the stash, the RS kit is the most recent. The other is a Smer repop of the venerable Heller kit. While the Smer kit looks like an MB-152, it lacks some of the finesse of the modern limited run kit. There is no cockpit detail, and the wheel wells are open to the sky. With some extra modelling - with some ideas already forming after putting together the RS kit - the older version might still get built. Who can say? Anyway, let’s look at the RS kit. Four decal options are p
    14 points
  10. Fret ye not chaps, I escaped (in 40 minutes - result!) only to go over the pub… Trevor and Steve, I think you're after: (Other That's Life talented pets available) But then, in an unusual burst of mojo before the pub, this happened: Close enough?
    13 points
  11. Dunno where he is no, wait.. I found him. He was hiding from us and even better, I found his next project !
    12 points
  12. This is my Tupolev Tu-128 "Fiddler B" Red 01, unit unknown, of the IA-PVO, Russia, USSR, which I built in 2012. It's a 1:144 resin bonus kit of the Tu-22K Blinder-B boxing (one hell of a bonus kit!). Built mostly OOB, correcting the position of the main undercarriage legs and putting the doors as they should be as opposed to what was suggested in the minimal instructions. I added various aerials and lumps from stretched sprue and scrap plastic as well as missing u/c retraction arms or struts. The kit was completely painted and varnished by brush. Thanks for looking and al
    10 points
  13. This is a 1/35 Hobby Boss kit,of the Soviet BA-3 Armoured Car,developed in 1933,around 180 were built,have seen some fine examples of this kit so this is my interpretation,my idea came from the photo I have added to show what I was after,the engine came with the kit,which would have been hidden,it was such a fine example I thought I would show it off,Cheers to all and as it is close to Christmas,I wish all you Fine modellers out there a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.. JIM..
    10 points
  14. Hello friends. Here is my latest work, the FW-190 D-9 from Eduard. In general good kit but quite far from their latest kits like the new forms of Bf-109's and FW-190's, which are amazing. Flush of parts, bad fit and engineering, etc. But never mind all of this - it was a pleasure to build and paint it. Hope you like it
    9 points
  15. I have been looking at this thread with great interest. I was initially going to do my Anson strictly OOB as a paint canvas but I have been kind of seduced by it to try a bit harder. Finding I had a Flightpath set didn't help the OOB cause much. There is no way I am going to copy anything but the basics of @TheBaron's magic but I will do a little. I quoted the figure at the top as it takes ages to wade through this thread to find anything - and that's just looking at the pictures! I have sanded off the Airfix fabric wings and I'll polish them up a bit. I looked at the SH ones -
    9 points
  16. Still puttering along. It's hard for anything to look cool at this stage, but here we are. The white is on the nose, wing tips, and horizontal stab tips. And RLM 70 is on the spinner and prop blades. We're getting close to the land of extensive masking, as we'll need to mask the nose off and so much more. Excitement.
    9 points
  17. For lack of a better name. It's what I've been calling it to my family when I'm telling them what I'm doing (working on the charger...!) This is my first diorama (or is it a vigette?) and also my first model car (I'm an airplane guy) and first attempt at figure painting, not counting my warhammer days 30 years ago. It's a Christmas present to my brother in law who is a huge petrol head and muscle car owner and English bull terrier lover - so I really just put all those things into a model. The setting is a drive down to the local river bed where my brother takes his dogs for walk
    8 points
  18. Another heavily exploited jet. After reviewing many photos from the location of Mirage IIIC (Djibouti), I decided to make a model using the photo below. The model straight from the box is basically the biggest challenge is painting the model to bring it to this look. I'm not sure if you'll like the model so tired. Mirage IIIC
    8 points
  19. Hi Here are a few phone grabs of aircraft from Nigerian airlines departing Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Sorry for the quality, but the A340-600 window was rather dirty, and they have been cropped to within a pixel of their lives! Thanks for looking.
    7 points
  20. This is a 1/32 Trumpeter Razorback built for a friend who wanted a weather-worn workhorse. Insignia airbrushed with Montex masks before top coat in an effort to prevent markings standing proud. A few scratch-built additions here and there but generally OOB. The kit built quite well although you do need to be precise bringing together the interior in order to get the fuselage fitted neatly. Love these planes and want to build another.
    7 points
  21. WnW set with Parabellum gun maschine from Master Model, Proper Plane wooden propeller and Ushi van Rosten plywood decals.
    7 points
  22. Hello! Here's my HobbyBoss 1:72 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 Trop which I built back in 2008. It represents "Black 8", of 8./JG27, flown by Lt Werner Schroer, at Ain El Gazala, Libya, in April 1941. Despite being an "easy-build" kit, I had alot of work dealing with poor joints, especially along the fuselage sides. I added belts in the cockpit from an Eduard Luftwaffe WWII etched set. Although the boxtop displayed this option, it wasn't included in the decals so I used some from an old Airfix kit (from around 1980) which I had left over and were still in good condition. The main marki
    7 points
  23. Hello Everyone This project took a little more time than i expected. A very known model from 70's, model I am extremely fond of, because it was the first model which my father made for me and introduced me to this hobby. I decided that I will do the same version, without any additional details in same colors and markings, just for him. I decided and ..... after almost 40 years I finished it...but in different way: Engraved, a complete cabin with instruments made (known only to me and impossible to see), completed made landing gear bay, replaced propeller with one from hobby boss, used It
    7 points
  24. Avro 504Z Monoplane Racer A little known part of the Avro 504 story is the development, in the early inter-war years, of a monoplane racing variant of the type. The reason that it is so little-known is that I just made that 'fact' up. It's a shame really because if it were true I would now be much, much closer to finishing this thing... It's time for the lower wing to go on... A recurring feature of my builds is my tendency to use two different types of glues on one joint. Here 'liquid nails' will provide the strength for this critical joint, while aq
    7 points
  25. Hi Heather great idea for a thread...Armée de l'Air 39-40 is an interest of mine too so I'll be dropping in here! my good friend 'Drix' at the "Flashback" blog has compiled plenty of interesting pieces on the period Flashback blog by Drix Lela Presse at avions-bateaux.com are the leading French publishers. They publish the bi-monthly "Avions" magazine and produced Serge Joanne's 500-page tome on the Bloch 150-2 series. Various issues of the magazine have in-depth features on the Bloch and of course all the other French types of the period.. Some t
    7 points
  26. Just finished this kit. I found it a bit hard going, lots of filler. The decals are good but tend to curl up instantly. Still it is done, so as usual all comments welcome. I finished her clean with a bit of weathering because she flew at air shows so was kept clean. DSCF9486 by john dann, on Flickr DSCF9487 by john dann, on Flickr DSCF9489 by john dann, on Flickr DSCF9500 by john dann, on Flickr
    7 points
  27. Over on @Tramatoa's thread the HC 2 reigns. What about the Royal Navy ones? Can we justify another Wessex theme? Let's see.. I never got to fly in a Royal Navy Wessex but hopefully those on here who did will forgive this retired part-time crab for starting this. I found these on line. Interesting scheme on the first one. I wonder if they painted the replacement boom in sand and spinach or the rest green?. The second one posted because it's just a lovely picture!
    6 points
  28. 2 Snatch Military Landrovers (Defenders) to a Series3 & Series2 to Civilian. Part of a growing diorama of all UK & Argentinian assets in the Falklands conflict. Over 70% of the outside skin has been changed DIY to revert to the series 2 & 3. http://[/I MG][/URL] http://[/I MG][/URL] http://[/I MG][/URL] http://[/IM G][/URL] [/IMG][/URL] [/IM G][/URL] [/IMG][/URL] [/ [/IMG][/URL] [/IMG][/URL]
    6 points
  29. I see the Three Wise Men With Lockjaw emoji is back for Christmas CC! 'We Three Kings of Orient are, One in a taxi, one in a car...' Haven't been near the bench all week, having been in a cycle of up early, insane workload, home, eat, sleep, repeat. Except for Tuesday when up early to head to Dublin. This is what a rural Irish railway station looks like at 5.30am in December with the temperature at 0: No Stroudley came through. On arriving in Dublin, I decided to walk from the Heuston station to the hotel my training course w
    6 points
  30. This is the fantastic Tamiya 109 G-6. In the markings of JG54 . Oblt. Wilhelm Schilling, February 1944. The only item I have added is an Eduard seat harness. Decals are Tamiya and they are miles better than what they have done before. I cannot exude how much I enjoyed doing this kit. It's like they have taken one of the 1/32 scale models and scaled it down. IT'S THAT GOOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It does what it says on the box. Is there room for AM items … well really no except for the engine and seat belts. For around £30 it's a belter. Anyway on to the pics
    6 points
  31. Good day. I present my finished model from the company Airfix A05126 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I 1/48. Prototype aircraft of the outstanding aces of the Battle of Britain P/O Eric Lock Spitfire N3162/EB-G, 05.09.1940 Airbrush: Harder & Steenbeck Evolution 0.2 Paint: Gunze Sangyo H12 Flat Black / Primary - Screw / Blackout Effect Gunze Sangyo H58 Interior Green / U.S. Army & Navy Aircraft WWII - Lightening Effect Gunze Sangyo H72 Dark Earth Semi-Gloss / Great Britain Aircraft WW II - Camouflage Gunze Sangyo H73 Dark Geer Semi-Gloss / Great Britain Aircraft WW II - C
    6 points
  32. I hate to be the critic Ced but I think the left one as we look at it could just do with a little more smoothing at the bottom edge as it looks a touch 'ragged', for want of a better word. The missus has just gone shopping and asked me what I want for tea - no guesses needed as to what I asked for.... this thead has become a prime example of subliminal advertising...!! Keith
    6 points
  33. Well well. Will you take a look at that. We finally get back to modelling, and it's a triumph. I think it's captured the lines on the original pretty well. But enough about the Enterprise, your intakes also look OK, Ced.
    6 points
  34. Thank you ,John And here is Gaspatch's anemometer mounted: What the end of the tube looks like to receive the meters flange: Thanks for lookin'!
    6 points
  35. Still no sign of Captain Nimrod? How sad. I propose we hold a minute's sausage at 11am tomorrow. Silence. Yes. Silence. A minute's silence.
    6 points
  36. I have mentioned in previous threads that I have something of a 1940 obsession. It started out innocently enough, with a plan to build at least one example of the aircraft that took part in the Battle of Britain, the Battle itself being another obsession in its own right. With the models I build I wanted to try to tell a wider story than the typical "brave boys in their Spitfires against the mighty Luftwaffe" kind. I began to add aircraft of Bomber, Coastal, Army Co-Operation commands, Fleet Air Arm and sundry others to the UK side in an attempt to even up the odds. When you realis
    5 points
  37. Nice Christmas present and had advantages 1 Get to work really quickly 2 Speed cops cant catch you but think of the insurance and fuel consumption though. Tires will be expensive as well and the local garage will do a lot of teeth sucking at service time.
    5 points
  38. I would imagine that it's the primary datum reference unit for the Nimrod design that arose from ASR381 - although on reflection it is more likely that this is inches. Even though decimalisation day happened on 15 Feb 1971, and the 1st Nimrod entered service in 1969 the chances of even the latest incarnation (the MRA4, commissioned in 1988) being specified in mm seems pretty slim to me. So, to answer Bill's question of why we need a leg end, I would say quite simply: "It's a convenient multiple of the standard units used to provide some level of component interchangeability of part
    5 points
  39. While waiting for paint to dry, further work was done to improve the wings - shorten the ailerons; add the prominent landing lights on the port wing; and add nav lights on the wingtips. Anson (8) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr The amount of milliput filler that is going to have to be mixed, goes up daily! The fuselage interior has been further improved; Anson (9) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr The orange cathode ray tubes looked too modern, so I have changed them to radioactive green. Two fire extinguishers have been added, given all the extra wiggly amps inside this fuselage. And a
    5 points
  40. Reading this has just taken an hour out of my life. To spur you on.. a couple of pictures from my collection. Brussels Evere I think. Not the same version as yours, but.. John
    5 points
  41. Hi, everybody! It's my next model. This is a perfect kit, I have nothing more to say.
    5 points
  42. Blokes wife stormed into the kitchen and said, "Didn't you just hear me fall down the stairs?" He says, "Oh, I thought that was the start of Eastenders."
    5 points
  43. Evening all, Special Hobby 1/72 Vickers Wildebeest - Singapore 1937. It’s a little gem of a kit with excellent photo etch, decals and resin. Few flaws, the cabane struts are way too long. I opened up the leading edge slats, replaced the struts with brass rod and separated the elevator and rudder. Although the kit out of the box would have an impressive level of detail for 1/72 scale.
    4 points
  44. Hi again all, Back in August I was asked to build the all-new 1/48th Airfix Hunter F6 to feature in the December issue of Airfix Model World and the Key Publishing Combat Machines special on the Hunter, released in time for the Telford show. It's a very straightforward kit, easy to assemble with no fit problems or issues worth mentioning, (although I did have a problem with the nose cone being slightly too large and needing sanding to shape, however after having a word with the Airfix guys at SMW they assured me that the production kits part fit perfectly, so I'd put this down to the pre-produ
    4 points
  45. Hi all! Well, the next emergence from the paint shop is here and ready for your inspection As most, if not all, watchers will know, this is a further F-105D Thunderchief. This time she is 59-1749, a F-105D-5-RE as she was during her time with the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron/388th Tactical Fighter Wing, operating from Korat RTAFB, Thailand. The period was 1967 and at that time she was flown by Captain Dennis Wills who named her as you can see – “Mr Toad”. Additionally she carried “Marilee E” on the port side. Mr Toad was an affectionate name given by Dennis to his so
    4 points
  46. Some progress on the Voodoo front too :). Today I've tackled the cockpit. As you will see above, I opted to try getting a chopped F-101B resin cockpit in my RF-. Some worked, some didn't. The latter refers to the instrument panel. You can see below that the resin offering (centre left) is very different from the RF (far left). So I decided to chop the detail from the resin and cement it to the stryene. In reality the IP sat proud of the rear panel anyway so I think I got away with it. I then painted it. I am no
    4 points
  47. Calm down, calm down. What’s going on in here? thanks for all the info. I really didn’t know the code things were so important. Thanks oh Green one. Aaaand nope tis a Helix. Wocca tastic! You’re more than welcome. Its been a busy old week. I’m out at the office.Christmas do tonight but I anticipate last bits and bobs and weathering over the weekend. Johnny.
    4 points
  48. It's S-model 1:700 Imperial Chinese Navy protected cruiser Tsi Yuen My first veture into 1:700. Good fun. Nearly done, just few PE bits left and painting.
    4 points
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