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  1. Hi folks, my first one this year, actually a residue from the festive period madness. Built out of the profipack boxing, I only replaced the dipoles for the brass-turned Master items. Wish everyone successful new year! Cheers Libor ]
    41 points
  2. Hi Guys first off a happy new year to you all, hope there are not too many soar heads!! let me introduce you to the 1/32 Revell GR4 Tornado, I used Aires ejector seats and cockpit, and pilots from PJ Productions, with the decals from fantasy workshop, the rest is OTB. The kit goes together ok, but you need to be patient with it , I used HATAKA acrylics which are turning out to be my favoured brand, enjoy.
    27 points
  3. ...to which I say... yeah, and? Eduard’s new retool. Ripping the bandaid off, it’s a ️️️️. Out of five. There’s some over and under engineering present in this kit. It’s also got some omissions which have probably been discussed elsewhere. At any rate, it was an enjoyable build. And I got a new appreciation for the subject. Definitely better looking than the Typhoon.
    27 points
  4. Hi all, This is the Heller Mirage 2000N modified to get a D version. As usual with Heller, lot of work to get a decent model. Happy new year
    18 points
  5. Keep building. Mark DSCN3017 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3032 (3) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3046 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3060 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3095 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3122 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3146 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3185 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3212 (3) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3236 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3288 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3306 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3326 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr
    15 points
  6. I have just finished building my first wooden model ship, the Artesania Latina schooner Rhoda Mary, and it only took me a little over thirty years to build! Yes, I started building this model ship when I lived in England. I had got as far as completing the hull when a job opportunity came up to work in America. There I met my wonderful wife and so I stayed. We bought the model to America and I completed all the deck fixtures and lower masts when we moved to the countryside. Here I had plenty of other projects to do, and then we got goats, lots of goats! I never seemed to have the time to
    14 points
  7. Happy new year to the modelling world and builders!! This is my 1/32 Trumpeter P-47D Razorback with the Kits-world War Birds decals used. This kit went together well, even though there a few minor instruction issues, but nothing major to overcome. Painted with MRP paints...……….which are highly recommended! Built out of the box other than the decals. A bit about the man:- 2Lt Paul Ellison who was shot down by flak on 17th July 1944 while flying "Tipsy". After taking off from Picauville he was hit by flak just after bombing the bridge at Conde-sur-Vire. Bits of t
    14 points
  8. If I graph my output over the last 3-4 years and extrapolate the findings, 2019 will result in zero output! That's worrying so I need to do more OOB stuff next year...although have an FM Halifax awaiting a barking modeller to build it! Anyway only two builds crossed the line this year although it was the most intense modelling I've done to date. 1/48 Paragon 1/48 Manchester - Tamiya Lanc conversion A nice build and relatively straight forwards as conversions go, this was a tribute to Leslie Manser who went down with his aircraft to allow his crew to get out on the
    13 points
  9. Hi! Here I present my first finish of 2019. RS model 1/72 Curtiss Hawk II kit, completed as Thai air force fighter during Franco-Thai War 1940. Originally from Thailand myself, this is my second Thai aircraft. A bit about Hawk II. In Thai service it was known as type 18 or fighter number 9 (Our latest Grippen is only fighter number 20. Apparently we didn't have too many types in our history). Only 12 of of Hawk II were purchased because the air force chose to adopted Hawk III type (fighter number 10) as its main fighter. The record is very limited on the use of Hawk II. Most only mentio
    13 points
  10. Started this back in June and finally got around to more or less finishing.
    12 points
  11. My first for 2019 Farman F.70 ”Aero” Komunikacja Powietrzna S.A. (Polish Airlines) 1925-28. Sorry for the quality but I used my smartphone.
    12 points
  12. Out of box, old-school nostalgia style , with only few details painted , NPF (Natural Plastic Finish) , built in just four hours. WIP HERE;
    11 points
  13. Just about managed to get this one finished and photographed before 2018 is done. The scheme is taken from the Xtradecal BoB decal sheet and represents "Black 8" flown by Ofw Bernhard Lempskemper. The airfix kit went together very well along with some Eduard etch for the cockpit, wheel wells and air intakes. I tried to replace the slightly sorry looking moulded guns on top of the nose by scratch building some out of thin stainless tube - not sure there's much improvement though in the end... The aerial wire is from stretched sprue with little coiled bits of wire to add interest. I airbrushed
    11 points
  14. I'll start by wishing all Britmodellers a very happy 2019 So... a new year means a new project. I've had this ID Models' 1/32nd Sunderland MkI/II vacuform in the stash for a few years now, and decided that it was time to give it a go. The inspiration is in fact a multi-engine group-build that's going on over at Large Scale Planes for the duration of this year, and I thought this fitted the bill perfectly. I'm hoping to get this completed by the end 2019 - the fact that there's no landing gear/undercarriage bays or bomb bays to worry about having to scratch-build should
    10 points
  15. About 20 years a go I build a DHC 3 Otter in green Vietnam colors, six years a go I refurbished it in ''Artic Red'' and placed decals from ''MAX Decal'' of the British Artic Survey from end '50. It is a nice set with different Artic Otters such as Argentinian, belgian, US and British examples. I have still a few in the stash, for some arctic examples. Gerhard
    9 points
  16. Hi all, In 2018 I managed to finish three models, two of them rescued from the shelf of doom. It should be noticed that I only finished one model in 2017 (though I did work on several others). So, I consider 2018 a good modelling year. Here they are: 1. Dornier Do 24T, Luftwaffe 3/Seenotgruppe, 1942 (Italeri 1/72) This was my entry to the Flying Boats and Floatplanes GB, which I hosted from late 2017 till mid-January 2018. As usual, I didn't manage to finish in time but I was using this build as a test bed for seaplane weathering techniques, so it would be difficu
    8 points
  17. This started off as a hairspray chipping experiment, but I decided to push on and finish the model before the end of the year. I don't "do" New Year so have used the time today finishing this off. There's a replacement bomb on the way for it and I will improve the bomb cradle and add them both later - but this is it for now. I hope you like it. I gathered a lot of photos of beaten up USMC operated F4U-1s and 1As in the Pacific and have tried to take inspiration from a number of them. The 100 mission markings on the particular aircraft here indicates that it was quite a well-used machine and in
    8 points
  18. Hi, The last my build from 2018 (Nos 27&28!): Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew by Sword and Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk by Antares (known also from many reboxes) 1. The SOC-3 (photos with flash, it was too dark to do photo without flash at 3 PM today in Krakow...) - from USS Santa Fe, summer 1943, I think somwhere close to Aleutian Archipelago. Decals by Techmod, number self printed 2. Curtiss SC 1 Seahawk, USS Alaska, Iwo Jima battle, 1945: Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Woj
    8 points
  19. Well it's been a busy modelling 2018 but I seem to have produced fewer models than in recent years. I have to say though, that these have been some of my favourite builds so far. All the builds have been made in GBs which I find excellent for encouraging me to try different things. First project of the year was built as part of the M3/M4 Sherman STGB. The kit was from Eduard who had re-used Asuka's rather lovely M4A1 kit. The result was a vignette called "Report back........not bring it back!" The WIP can be found here. More photos of the scene can be found here.
    7 points
  20. Yes you read the title correctly and yes I know that Italeri don't do an HAR2 BUT.............................Having bought an Italeri HU5, knowing that the windows were wrong, I was going to do an almost out of the box build but paint it yellow and add the Modeldecal 095 22 Sqn decals. I made a start and just like @hendie wasn't entirely happy with a few bits. My build will be much more standard than Hendie's but the interior layout supplied was not how I remember it. The starboard side seats in the kit stop short of the cargo door and there is no winchman's seat at the front. As the windows
    7 points
  21. The subjects for my models are often the result of coming across a story which catches my interest. This is one of those. In late 1941 / early 1942 there was a need for something (anything) to lift morale. The victories in North Africa that marked a turning point were still months away and Europe was shrouded in gloom. An SOE specialist undercover in Paris had noted in September 1941 that the German army paraded daily at midday along the Champs-Élysées. He suggested that the RAF could mount an attack on the parade as a morale boost for both Britain and occupied France.
    7 points
  22. Dear fellow Britmodellers, my last finished build in 2018 is the 1/72 Hasegawa Fw-190D with the larger Ta-152 tail. The replacement tail is a resin item from Airwaves (SC72-117). Metal gun barrels from Master. Decals come from Eagle Cals (EC#58), representing a machine of III./JG 2, in 1945. Photo etch parts from Eduard. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. The model was painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. Thank you very much for your interest, best greetings from Vienna!
    7 points
  23. Cheers lads yes it does get a bit blurry around the holiday season in the beefy household but getting back into it now with a couple of days still to go before back to work next week Set the ship in place and started adding the wake white bits around the hull and on the wave crests covered the beach area in MIG pigment light sand colour dust and placed the armour near enough I think beefy
    7 points
  24. I used a length of wooden clothes peg carved into the required bubble shape to pull mould the windows on mine Well used clothes pegs carve to shape delightfully. When to shape the surface can be polished smooth if you use a dollop of cyano glue that has been allowed to dry, it takes a shine easily This one has two bulged windows following me finding pictures of this oddity on the net (Usually the bulged window is only on the port side, I know but when I saw the photo it had to happen didn't it?)
    7 points
  25. As my two current builds are heading into the painting stage, it's time to make a start on the first Spitfire of the year. Here's what you get in the box: The KP Spitfire Vb sprues, Transfers, printed by Fantasy Printshop, for two aircraft. The colours look right to me, These are the options, there's also a sheet to help with stencil placement, and, finally, the resin bits, The top two bits aren't mentioned in the instructions but appear to be a replacement cowling if you choose to do MB335, which had the
    7 points
  26. As promised in Sam's thread on the Gurney Eagle build, I am now back on the F-40. I think the six month break and going back to work has given me a little different outlook on this build. Anyway, I'm not going to say a lot about what is going here other than to say, it took me a little while to reacquaint myself with where I left off. I managed to make some decent progress on the engine today and finally glued everything together with the engine and transaxle. I've done some weathering on the whole thing mainly because this is going to be a weekend racer and it gets a little dirty and grimy fr
    7 points
  27. A very enjoyable session was had at the bench today. I began by removing the door separating the forward and rear parts of the fuselage to allow for a see through look. next I cleaned up the floor, instrument panel and bulkheads and glued them together. Attention was then turned to the inside of the fuselage. The upper parts of the recesses of the wing roots were blanked off with plastic card and many of the locating ridges for the interior were removed along with those horrid ejector pin marks that many reviewers these days seem think make a kit if not virtually unbuildable, then an uphill st
    7 points
  28. Almost 20 years ago I build a Bandai Thunderbird 1, scale unknown but smaller than 1/72. I think around 1/82. I have scratch build the landing gear from copper wire and plastic rod. I airbrushed it with different metallic airbrush paint from Testors, It was my first TB I have build. Gerhard And refurbished a Matchbox (I think, scale about 1/72)) toy thunderbird to something you can look at. it was a good case to test the metallic paints( Testors), the letters are from ''dry transfers'' (lot of work to do i
    6 points
  29. Happy New Year everyone. Not a bad year for me with 15 completed. Airfix Tornado F3 converted to an F2 with Modeldecal ETPS markings AModel Jetstream 31 with home made Birmingham Executive decals - built for a friend who used to work for them AModel Jetstream T2 with home made DERA markings First Meteor to fly, CyberHobby with scratchbuilt large nacelles and home made decals With the second Meteor to fly to show the different engine nacelle sizes Special Hobby speed record Meteor 'Yellow Peril' Matchbox/X
    6 points
  30. Done is a very loaded word. However, I'm calling time on this one. A model of firsts: Using of pigments. Individual link magic tracks. 3-tone camo. There's nothing like close-up photos for showing up all the imperfections Things I learned. Don't be scared of individual tracks - they weren't too bad in the end. You can learn loads from YouTube. How much smaller the Panzer IV is than a Panther. Oils are great. Happy for any constructive com
    6 points
  31. Hi all, My last build for 2018 is a Revell 1/72 Boeing B-17F which I have finished as an RAF Fortress Mk.II operated by 206 Squadron in June 1943, in fact on 11th June whilst flown by Wing Commander R.B. Thomson she attacked and sank U-417 South East of Iceland but was herself brought down by return fire from the U-boat. All the crrew of the B-17 were rescued 3 days later by an RAF Catalina after a US Catalina crashed trying to rescue them, the US crew were rescued a few days later. The Revell kit is excellent and has great interior detail from the box but I have had to
    6 points
  32. Good afternoon to you all, hope you've all had a good Christmas! I thought I would share my latest builds that were finished yesterday. Earlier in the year I picked up this for a good price and felt the need to build them straight away: Both went together without any effort. They were both OOB builds and the only deviation I made was to leave the nose caps off the fuselage until after painting was finished in order that I could pop the exhausts in at the end rather than having to do a lot of masking. Mr Paint was used for the RLM 78 and 79 with all other col
    6 points
  33. Hello everyone ... Im just giving everyone on the sign-up list a friendly heads-up, there is no need to respond. We have just under 90 days till this build starts. I will send out another reminder when there is about 30 days to go. @Plasto, @Antoine, @SimonT, @Arniec, @PlaStix, @Ozzy, @FrancisGL, @Asmodai, @Bullbasket, @modelling minion, @old thumper, @snapper_city, @vppelt68, @Etienne, @Threadbear, @AgentG, @Gav G, @mungo1974, @SleeperService, @Jim Wasley, @Romeo Alpha Yankee, @Dave_R, @Joss, @badger, @Sgt.Squarehead, @Sabre_days, @Julien, @fatfingers, @PZRGREN, @Mark Hoffmanly I
    6 points
  34. Happy New Year!!! Thank God I'm back home, so this afternoon I could spend some time on the Buccaneer's ladders I had started a few days ago. I used a contrail rod for the side spars, but to get the steps and frames in scate, I had to use some stretched sprue. Tamiya green cap was ued to glue all parts together. I envy those solder wizards who've worked miracles on other threads, but this is the material I'm used to! On many pictures I've seen , only one ladder's got wheels...so...I've gone for this configuration. To be able to fit them
    6 points
  35. First finish of 2019: I had a bit of a modelling frenzy yesterday and today, so in-progress pictures are a bit sparse! I’m very pleased with how the wing joint disappeared with Milliput and filing and the old Airfix Phantom decal sheet provided exactly the right “3” for the cowling. I will try to take some proper pictures for RFI. Regards, Adrian
    6 points
  36. This is HB981, a Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt attached to 135 Sq. RAF in Burma during 1945. At 04:45 on 2nd May 1945 it was taking off from Akyab Main to provide "cab rank" support for the Operation Dracula landings at Rangoon, when it lost power and ground-looped off the end of the runway, tearing off both wings in the process. Its relevance to me is that the aircraft contained my father at the time it performed this unplanned evolution. After the aircraft had come to rest, he popped out of the cockpit unharmed, then popped back in again to retrieve his parachute, since
    5 points
  37. I have 3 Spitfires going on but I am not happy with my clear coats. I thought it may be due to the cold winter air. In the meantime, my wife wanted to stop in the new Hobby Lobby that just opened, so I took her and walked around the store. All models were on sale, so I picked this kit up for $9.09. I figured it would be a fun build. It will be my first Academy kit and my first 1/72 scale build. I was so impressed with the details and fit, I'm putting some time into it. comparing it to my Eduard kit.... Trouble area 1 - the sprue attached to the p
    5 points
  38. This is the first batch from this years output, you'd never guess I was mainly a maritime modeller, all the ships I started seem to stall at one point or another. Still not a bad number of builds, none of which are actually finished as I have plans for dioramas for most of them, except the big guns which need crew, which, I have been told, may appear in 2019. Takom 30.5cm WW1 mortar, on a ground base of AMMO dark earth acrylic paste Trumpeter Grille30-30.5cm (Grw) L/16 Morser 'BAR' (Bear) SPG
    5 points
  39. I like this fighter. Generally, fighters from 20-30 May something.
    5 points
  40. I wasn't going to do one of these, however I've been feeling a little jaded by this whole hobby of late and am struggling to return to the bench after what has actually been my best ever completed year in ages. So without further ado, here is my six completions that all happen to be in 1/72 scale and BM GB entries as well. The 7th should have really been completed as well, however I've lost this month to all sorts of distracting issues so I've decided to park this one for another day. Hopefully the mojo will return in 2019? 1. Matchbox Tempest F.6 (Matchbox II Classic GB)
    5 points
  41. No because it is not a round bubble. Several builds and one conversion set have got this wrong.They made a square window with a round bubble in the middle. The actual window curves more from top to bottom than it does at the sides with the curve starting at the frame edge. EDIT: @perdu has the shape correct in that rarely seen door window. See here.
    5 points
  42. I've had a productive few hours on the Sunderland and the fuselage halves have been removed from the backing sheets, rubbed down and prepared for the detail work to begin. The first job was to open up the cockpit, front and rear turrets as well as the bomb windows on the fuselage sides. I'm now having to deal with the numerous portholes along the fuselage halves. I did consider removing the whole window area and replace it all with sheets of clear plastic card, masking the round portholes and then painting. However, there is a real danger of dust and debris getting into the fusela
    5 points
  43. Good afternoon mates, Another session dedicated to those small items I prefer to get ready before finishing the kit, otherwise, I may ...forget... This morning I adapted the intakes' covers to get them and the ladders ito place, as there isn't much room in this area. I started by glueing some block to act as back stops for the covers I adapted the covers to fit inside the intakes. The straps will be fitted at the end. I extended the bottom legs to increase the ladders' angle with the fuselage.
    5 points
  44. Canopy masked and fitted, and brass wire aerial masts made up. Ready for primer, if the loft space temperature would play nicely.
    5 points
  45. You must be a very, very, very, VERY careful modeller. The patina on the carpet in my hobby room more resembles your cutting mat.
    5 points
  46. Darn it if these kits aren't super addictive. I went back at it a couple hours ago and finished the one leg. Started the second one and left off about half way. The first leg had some issues that were my fault as i had glued some of the seams together. Turns out capillary action froze the ankle, so i had to really shave and chop my way to mounting the foot. I will freeze the other ankle so at least it wont give it an awkward stance. Questions, comments, or jokes ? Dennis
    5 points
  47. Time for an update First of all I found out the props are as I thought, silver hub, black blades, yellow tips. I found more damage on the kit as all but one of the props has a broken off mounting shaft. As I like to have spinning pros this was a challenge. We the answer was in some small nails that just need cutting to length and the back of the prop hub drilled out to take it I eventually got the two halves of the fuselage together, but it was a battle, some of the gaps are painful to look at so lots of filler required. W
    5 points
  48. I'm back on the build after the Christmas break, and looking back at my posts I can see quite a lot has happened since. With the engines built, I secured them to the wings of the aircraft. This went smoothly, and I then placed the undercarriage doors on (in closed position as she will be flying), and filled around any gaps. I then secured all the glass sections in place (excluding the turrets, these I will add once the aircraft is painted). The glass sections (although they had their fair share of flash), seemed to fit together nicely, and after adding a little filler to ensure all gaps were e
    5 points
  49. Well, at least I have something to work with now instead of just a big chunk of boring black plastic. I applied a MIG stone grey wash and some silver highlighting, and added the engine to the bearers. The fit is extraordinary, as we expect from Tamiya. In addition to a couple of spots where glue is applied, the engine is secured in place with a screw, as you can see here on the back of the firewall. The adjoining nut is captured inside the supercharger. I've removed the panel framework from the sprue, and I'm trying to figure out t
    5 points
  50. There's only a couple of hours left in 2018, and I've clearly missed my goal of having my Ford Tri-motor completed before 2019. Let's see what I've been working on since my last report. Engines, engines, engines! I'm still stuck on the Tri-motor's engines and engine pods. I have, in fact, finished the pods and most of yesterday evening and today I've been building up the Small Stuff Wasp Juniors. Here are the main pieces all ready for the spray booth: Before I go any further, are you like me when it comes to airbrushing tiny parts? I've used alligator clips
    5 points
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