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  1. 8 points
    Ok so second post from me in here Tamiya 1/48 Bf109 E4, and again not everyone will like my weathering but I do and that's the main thing Enjoy
  2. 4 points
    Well calling this done figures added couple of shots for now will add more when I can get some better daytime shots for the RFI section But for now thanks for looking in beefy
  3. 4 points
    Aircraft-wise, as you can see, I'm well down the road, but I'll go through the various bits of "fun", and tell you about it as I go. One thing I do on a fairly regular basis is make over the prop assembly so that it's removable. Ali tubes, one a neat sliding fit in the other. The small one fits permanently in the prop hub, and the bigger bore tube in the fuselage front--- dead straight. Ailerons were flexed a little, getting movement before they're glued. Flaps are supplied separate, and I managed to get the elevators free. Rudder left straight.... don't want to overdo it! Also, before any painting I covered several areas and panels with my sticky backed Ali foil. The idea is to give a bit of uneven, worn, hard life look. Evidence will reappear! I'll tell you about the painting process next time, but I'll warn everyone NOW..... It's not for the airbrush " snowflakes" If you like comparing Du Pont colour swatches against historical documents... If you daydream about your settings on your favourite airbrush and suitable mixture.... LOOK AWAY FOR THE NEXT POST
  4. 3 points
    The fahrgestell munitionsshlepper as most German armour builders will know is the ammunition loading crane for the Karl-gerat siege mortar, I built it as part of the panzer iv group build, as its panzer iv based,
  5. 3 points
    One of my modelling goals is to model every aircraft flown by BA in the Negus and Negus livery. So far I have completed 6 and have recently been working on 4 more. Here is the first of these 4 a Boeing 737-200. It is the Authentic Airliners kit with 26 decals, paints are Halfords Appliance White, Racking Grey and a custom mix of Tamiya X3 Royal Blue and X16 Purple. Windows, windscreen and landing lights are naturally from Authentic Airliners Decals. The natural metal on the engines is High Shine Metallic Decal also from AA Decals. There was a break in the rain today so I was able to dash out and take some pics. Thanks for looking, any comments or criticisms welcome! Cheers, Ian
  6. 3 points
    Oh, I love people buying things and putting them in their stashes. if the only kits sold were those that got built within say 12 months, every manufacturer would be dead in short order. Plus, the stashes of the world provide future availability of kits long out of production. It's a valuable community service, running a stash.
  7. 3 points
    The fahrgestell munitionsshlepper, or loading crane for the Karl-gerat siege mortar, a weathered, bleached, and well worn example originally in field grey. Thanks Glynn
  8. 3 points
    And that's exactly what it got a, slightly modded Spit sight: It turns out the real thing had a "Librascope reflector gun sight"- an item so obscure there are no pictures of it (apparently). While I was there added a close enough firing handle for the seat. After an eternity of intake masking, filling, sanding and more sanding, she's ready for primer...Oy, this new Airfix schmutter could fit better or even at all would be nice. Tomorrow is another day and frankly my dear....
  9. 3 points
    I should have read this before...duh. It does open up the stash a bit...
  10. 2 points
    Nope, spares from some railroad diorama vehicle at 1/87.
  11. 2 points
    Thanks Moa, a very nice trolley. Wheels...scratch? Stuart
  12. 2 points
    It's much easier than people like to make it seem, honest!
  13. 2 points
    Wise words - how about I get some T-shirts made up Actually I'm being flippant - they really are wise words Rob
  14. 2 points
    Planning to use these now, the colour was 'picked' from one of the CH-53Ds in the link Andy sent so should be OK The body colour looks OK too but in fact I plan to add a little sky blue into the colour mix tomorrow, just to kill the brown cast a bit more The transfers are printed on clear dec paper so will not have this much luminance when on the grey model I hope
  15. 2 points
    Excellent news for 2019, I will certainly buy one (at least...) and try to model a Portuguese AF Invader.
  16. 2 points
    Well Hewy, I think this is one of the strangest subjects on this group build. I like strange Negatives. I think the wires are too fluffy. Positives. I think that the level of weathering is magnificent, since this is a vehicle that wasn't in the rough and tumble of combat, but was in a more controlled support role. Your paint effects, especially the wood, is stunning. Looking forward to seeing it in its appropriate surroundings and manned. Cheers Paul
  17. 2 points
    Great project, looking forward to seeing this progress!
  18. 2 points
    Great idea and looking good To answer your question whats the monkey holding its a bigger brush - like a decorators brush. What I spotted was that there is something yellow rolled up behind the slid back canopy and I cant work out what that is. Also is the just the angle but the mirror fixing on top of the front screen looks like its been placed at an angle The old monogram kits bring back fond memories.
  19. 2 points
    Ladies, gentlemen, other genders, please permit us a slight change of plan if you will. As you will no doubt know by now Airfix have announced a new-tool kit of our subject with a projected release date of September 2019. While this would see the kit arrive in time for this STGB recent history has shown us that, with the best wil in the world, release dates can and will slip. Therefore we're going to move this GB slightly to allow for any unseen eventuallities and delays. This will also give the international market greater time to receive copies of the kit and aftermarket manufacturers time to get those lovely goodies out To this end our Buccaneer STGB will now take place from 2nd May to 2nd August 2020
  20. 2 points
    Another lovely build. I have this kit, and at least one other small RWD type. Really enjoying seeing what can be done with them.
  21. 2 points
    I said this was a masterpiece in the making and I'm going to say I wasn't wrong. Glynn, , it's stunning in my opinion
  22. 2 points
  23. 2 points
    After a couple of short shifts at work I've finished the shlepper, I know it isn't to everyones liking on the colour, but it has turned out just as I wanted, I'm happy with the heavily weathered and bleached appearance, things I'd have done differently, the crane cables, terrible job, maybe I'll revisit that in the future, the shlepper staff are in paint but I have to get some polyfiller for the base, may be toward the end of the gb Here she is Cheers Glynn
  24. 2 points
    How easy is it to over-commit on GBs here
  25. 2 points
    I have never used up my quota, I guess I am a miserable bleeder when it comes to 'liking' stuff ?8^)
  26. 2 points
    Oy - don't diss the Clubbie! Far better looking machine than the round nose or any Italian imposter...!! Keith
  27. 1 point
    Eastern Express catalog 2019 is online here: http://scalemodels.ru/news/13519-EASTERN-EXPRESS-1-144-Catalogue-2019.html Pages with new ref. V.P.
  28. 1 point
    If you brushpaint, brush white as a primer and then add the desired metallic paint, it worked wonders on my P-51D.
  29. 1 point
    After polishing of canopy it was also painted with diluted (in etanol) tamiya acryl gloss varnish . I amd adding now frames masking them rather one by one - it is less work since anly stright pices of tape are needed. Meanwhile I started to do a charakteristing enforcement of fuselage, just behind front turret. T do this I put many about 0.8 mm wide strips of Tamiya tape and cover it with putty. After about hour I removed tapes and gently sanded And the result: To be cont. Regards J-W
  30. 1 point
    Looks great, you should be chuffed. Next! Stuart
  31. 1 point
    I just got it. It's very nice, even if it'sall in one piece and to be displayed open, it'll have to be modified.
  32. 1 point
    Cheers yf, That should be easy Craig, paint it the wrong colour and throw everything in your weathering arsenal at it, that's what I did Thanks guys glad you approve
  33. 1 point
    Absolutely superb Glynn, fantastic work. I like the faded and worn look and will be over the moon if mine looks half as good as yours. Really well done mate.
  34. 1 point
    Ooh hadn't seen those, yes the Hungarian one looks pretty good, decisions decisions
  35. 1 point
    Hello @Col. ... count me in on this one. I have the Frog Buccaneer but was going to use that in the Frog group build. Now i will have time to get an airfix Buccaneer.
  36. 1 point
    Thought you said that you couldn't paint figures????? Well Tidy!! Rob
  37. 1 point
    Lovely build, and it’s nice to see the door mirror glass correctly recessed
  38. 1 point
    Oups! Sorry Roy, I didn't take enough care... she's very nice and smiling!
  39. 1 point
    Turkey, Bulgaria, Rumania, Greece. All versions were covered by Azur/Frrom. The Frrom boxings contain vac canopies.
  40. 1 point
    I used Humbrol paints for a What If model of Hawker Hurricane Mk1a of GC 1/4 Armée De L’air 1940 but if you excuse the build not being a real aircraft the finish looks something like what I think you are after The camouflage was painted using Humbrol colors, Hu144, Hu98 and Hu163 for the upper surfaces with a 50%+50% mix of Hu64+Hu65 for the undersides. This was a change to what I used as a paint guide I found for a Curtiss P36/H.75 on the web which specified Hu79 rather than the Hu144 and which I think might look a bit better if Hu230 is used instead and Hu101 rather than the Hu163 that I used. I got a little heavy handed with the black wash too I hope this is of some help Gondor
  41. 1 point
    And I got the other side done and nose weel attached. 20190116_210440 by Lex de Kort, on Flickr Been working on the props so those can be painted. Besides some wrong decals also some decals which are mentioned in the manual aren't on the sheet!
  42. 1 point
    Laurie You might be interested in this thread on SUE stores load from a while back Francis
  43. 1 point
    Thanks fet, they look like you did more to them than just sanding - they look really good, as does the rest of the model! Keith
  44. 1 point
    That's a serious habit
  45. 1 point
    Thanks Craig. Yes i thought the same re the slate grey. I've done a bit of internet searching and it does look right, it's deffinately not dark green. Thanks Col Yes me too. I haven't seen many finished builds either. Thanks Joseph I'll look that one up. Thanks for the info Steve. Yes I've seen the F8 plastic a while back and agree that this moulding does look better. If that is the case then all the parts for the F8 are in this box and I think at the same price.... Thanks also for the heads up on the windows. Look forward to seeing your finished build in the RFI section. Regards all James
  46. 1 point
    Took me three days to do those declas.
  47. 1 point
    The cockpit is almost ready. I`ve added some smaller scratch-built details like the magneto switch or the petrol installation plumbing.
  48. 1 point
    I thought it would have been good if the British Mini had been updated with the Innocenti body. Instead we got the Mini Clubman, which really fooled no one. Although it gave better access to the engine when it needed fixing! Okay, yes it was better looking but really was a cheap update for BL. I vaguely remember seeing better looking designs for the update at the time. And there was a lot of car magazine correspondence regarding using the Innocenti shell. I think though there were questions regarding it's safety? It was long time ago.
  49. 1 point
    That's a beautiful Porker! How did you get such a realistic surface on the rear slicks? Cracking job! Keith
  50. 1 point
    I think it's 50 a day....
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