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  1. Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile" A year after start I was able to finish the build of this Brisfit last week, just in time to take part on exhibition and contest last weekend. This biplane was rewarded with a gold medal in 1/48 class. The model was build from a "Limited Edition" kit 1127 by Eduard in 1/48, but was enhanced with a lot of scratch builded parts from wood and metal. As usual I used paints form Alclad, Gunze, Mr.Paint and oils for weathering. This is definitely the model with the biggest effort until now, so from that point of view it is my ma
    26 points
  2. Hello, Here is my last building. This the old, but very nice mold - Ultracat seat - Yahu console - Quickboost exhaust - Decals from Xtradecal Enjoy
    25 points
  3. Hello, this is a model from three years back, took part at the 35th IPMS Greece Nationals and won a Silver in Masters Category. I have used Eduard's BIG ED and resin wheels, Aires's beautiful resin Junkers Jumo 213 engine, Quickboost's resin propellers & resin MG151 barrels and Master's excellent turned brass antennas. Other than that, I have scratch built some detail inside the main and tail wheel wells, cut open the cockpit windows, opened the access hatch, cut open the ejector chutes for the underside MG151s and opened and scratch built the port side engine access panels. Colou
    23 points
  4. The model which I received to finish. The model that was started and lay in the box for several years. The model is A-7E Trumpeter which was to be made in painting from version D - it was the decision of the person for whom I finished this model. So we have an E version that pretends version D. In my opinion, the Trumpeter model itself is not very demanding and it will be easy to fold. However, you need to pay attention to the dividing lines that are too shallow and need improvement.
    22 points
  5. And since this is a "zoom in" model here some additional shots with details. Have fun! A big effort was spend for rigging with "RAF wires", here are 188 scratched metall parts are used on the wings, on the fuselage there are additional ones: And finally a new shot with the medal: Cheers, Frank
    22 points
  6. Well finished the Airfix 1/48 F.6, at last, to a Hunter made for two. Took pictures of the final ‘T’ bird only to notice that I’d forgotten to add the wing pitot, added a pic with the paint still wet. The only issues I had was sourcing the ‘WC’ decal that goes on the rear tail near the fin flash. Fantasy Printshop make a sheet for the XL573 Hunter, but I wasn't going to pay £20+for the 'WC' motif, had the other decals needed to hand. Thanks for looking. Greg.
    20 points
  7. Here's my attempt at the Airfix Mk Vb (kit AO1525) finished as a tribute to Jean Offenberg a Belgium fighter pilot who came to Briton to help fight against tyranny in WWII. His exploits are documented in a book titled Lonely Warrior. Thanks for looking.
    16 points
  8. This is my PZL P.24A in 1/72 scale built in autumn 2018. The model was built from Azur offering - cat. No A102 - PZL 24A/C Turkish Air Force. Aftermarket upgrading: YahuModels instrument panel and Master Model metal gun barrels. I have thoroughly reworked the surface structure and to some degree scratch detailed engine front area. There are quite many pictures here, but I hope you like them. Best from Szczecin, PL:
    15 points
  9. Xtradecals and some antennas from Eduard.
    15 points
  10. Tamiya 1:48 Citroen 11cv. And on its' wee base: All Tamiya paints, Moltow 2mm Chrome pen for all the brightwork. Please feel free to hurl abuse, make a comment or ask a question. Have a great weekend everyone. Best from NZ. Ian.
    14 points
  11. Model OOB, resin with PE, litle riveting and added some wires. Camo - feldfebel Jordan Ferdinandov -flying school Dolna Metropolija/Bulgaria - 30 march 1944. They only one battle mission of Avia - interception (formation 4 Avia's) 400 american bombers during mission over Sofia.
    14 points
  12. Hi, Here is my 1/48 Sea Fury in Egyptian Markings. I believe this aircraft flown by Neville Duke Held the London to Cairo speed record obtained on its delivery flight.. OOB Airfix with Ventura Decals.. Painted in Tamiya Lacquer Silver. Thanks for looking...
    14 points
  13. Thanks for checking PC. Appreciate it. Double @keefr22 gets a bit tetchy if people leave maps laying around the cockpit so I'm going to pretend they're labels..... You'll have to catch me first! I gather there's more grim weather coming the weekend - stay safe you crusty old barnacle if you're out saving souls in the MV Tentacle Conveyor. Begone ye demon on my shoulder! Well, things do seem to be heading a specific direct Pheonix don't they? (And your own work has been a considerable inspiration in this regard!) Am
    12 points
  14. Great kit that goes together very well. There are a few "issues" though: first a boarding ladder is provide but cannot be used as it requires an open canopy with which the kit can't be built! Secondly, there are two different AAR probes provided, with zero guidance about which should be used. Thirdly - and potentially more confusing - there are two different ventral airbrakes & again with zero guidance about which should be used. I made a selection based upon nothing in particular & all was going well, until I went to fit the centre line fuel tank to the pylon I had attached.......
    11 points
  15. I have had this 1/72 scale Revell SE5 in the stash for years but was not too keen on building yet another bog standard green version. Then I saw a fellow modeller had produced a very nice 2 seater version and thought that I would have a go as it was a bit different. Nice easy build that I thoroughly enjoyed making this model. IMG_8504 by Ray Staley, on Flickr IMG_8464 by Ray Staley, on Flickr IMG_8545 by Ray Staley, on Flickr IMG_8553 by Ray Staley, on Flickr IMG_8586 by Ray Staley, on Flickr IMG_8590 by Ray Staley, on Flickr IMG_8595 by Ray Staley,
    11 points
  16. This is an F-86A-7 in the colours of 92nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron based at RAF Shepherds Grove, England in September 1952. The black wing bands denote temporary markings applied that same month for an exercise simulating a Korean War scenario and using the River Humber in place of the Yalu (The 92nd’s sister squadrons within the parent 81st Fighter Interceptor Wing used a single stripe (91st FIS) or no wing stripe (116th FIS)). And though the exercise order stated that only one wing per aircraft would be striped, many aircraft were painted on both wings and retained these markings as late
    10 points
  17. Well, I headed down to the mailroom today, and happy birthday to me: Rest assured the St Patrick's Day paraphernalia in the back belongs to my cubicle mate, not me.
    9 points
  18. FUSE PANEL ,RADIO ROOM HATCH AND CONTROL CABLES! Hi guys Hows it all going in the model world? Here we have the next installment of the radio room build for this B17G...as the the title states I managed to get 3 things completed since the last post....so starting with the fuse box here are some photos............ Quite straight forward really...a thickish piece of plastic was cut and manipulated into the fuse box!! It was then painted and cables added to it ....and here it is installed in it's rightful position!
    9 points
  19. Eduard 1/48 scale Mirage IIIC weekend kit. Seat modified with spare parts and Tamiya tape, master pitot tube, modifications for South African RIMS upgrade package (sensors, flares), decals from my custom decal sheet, otherwise it's OOB build. Not a perfect or cleanest build, but I am happy with results.
    8 points
  20. Dear comrades... This year has been a good year for me. I've rediscovered the hobby, and I've completed 4 models This post is to share with you my last work, the Great Wall Hobby F-15D 1/48 kit. Additionally, I've added aftermarkets ejection seats and exhaust noozles. Next we have uploade some photos, but a complete album is hosted on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/104148904@N02/albums/72157703431801541
    8 points
  21. I had this kit in the stash for a very long time, but kept overlooking it because of rigging. However I broke it out recently and decided to have a crack. The kit is basic, but decent fitting. I only replaced the lewis gun with one from the stash which looks a lot better. I rigged it by threading knitting elastic and it worked pretty well. The aircraft depicts one of the 20 odd machines acquired by the Poles to fight their war of Independence against the Russians in February 1919. Decals came from my spares box.
    8 points
  22. F-15As of the 7th Tac Fighter Squadron, 49th Tac Fighter Wing out of Holloman AFB. Red Flag 81-2, Nellis AFB, February 1981. 77-0096 77-0112 77-0130 77-0138 77-0147 77-0152 Thanks for looking, Sven
    7 points
  23. Hi All, here are are some shots of the Hetzer that I finished recently. I placed it onto a cobbled street scene base with a couple of piles of rubble and a lamp post to add some height. The commander figure is painted in WSS Camo colours as worn from 1944 onwards. I made the wooden base from hardwood and chamfered the edges with a router to mirror the angular nature of the Hetzer. Feedback and comments are welcome. thanks for looking, Andrew
    7 points
  24. Lord Kelvin's Wake Lord Kelvin died in 1907 so this isn't really about his wake - that was finished more than 100 years ago. It's about modelling Carpathia's wake using the observations provided by Lord Kelvin's in-depth studies. Lord Kelvin - it seems - was a fairly cluey physicist and in addition to discovering all sorts of things about thermodynamics and magnetism and just how cold things can (and cannot) get he also looked at the wake of ships. Here is a diagram summarising what he discovered. All vessels (except hydroplaning vessels) travelling over undisturbed wa
    7 points
  25. This project has been running in the background of a number of other builds over the last couple of years. I'm afraid there are no pictures of the early stages of assembly, but we can pick things up now as I start to prepare and apply the paint. I've not done much modelling over the last few months due to work and other things, but I have some spare cycles now to finish the Sabre 4 (repair) and progress this and the Vosper. The IRIAF or the Islamic Republic Iranian Air Force, and prior to that the IIAF, or Imperial Iranian Airforce, has always fascinated me in terms of both aircraf
    6 points
  26. Hi all! Yes, in true London Bus tradition (you wait ages and then more than one come together.... see my F-100 recently) I have the latest product of the Crawley Down hangar ready for inspection. J As you can see, she is a F-84F Thunderstreak as she was when operated by the Turkish Air Force from Incirlik AB in the early 1970s. The Turkish Air force (THK) received around 300 Thunderstreaks from West Germany, France and the Netherlands. This one, 53-7086 (ex-WGAF), a F-84F-75-RE was one of the last built and arrived In Turkey after a major overhaul in West Germany. They were known as
    6 points
  27. Not posted for a while, partly because camera had died and has been replaced and also owing to ongoing family concerns re mum. this model is AZ Mohawk III kit finished in the markings of 510 Sqn at Hendon in 1943. The kit provides the decals, most of which were not used as the roundels were a bit bright and I was not sure about the codes. 510 was a relatively short lived communication squadron with a variety of aircraft that included this Mohawk, that apparently lasted until late 1943, when it was struck of charge after an accident. By that time I should imagine spares may have also been a pr
    6 points
  28. Just added the finishing touches to Airfix's 1/24th Hawker Typhoon MkIb this week: a project I've had on the bench for the last 6 months or so. Admittedly I've picked it up and put it down as and when I've felt like it, but regardless this kit is most definitely a long-term investment in regard to time and effort. I found it an absolute joy to build and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Fit was exceptional but you must follow the instructions to the letter, especially where the engine and its piping is concerned, as tolerances are very tight. The only after-market was a set of Edua
    6 points
  29. STURMGESCHÜTZ IV SDKFZ.167 1/35 ITALERI. Hi Pals, I end this model, and here are some pictures of it, alone, and with the base, later on it will be in the RTI section with all the photos I have taken. Many thanks to those who have followed the editing and those who have taken the time to comment, and the rest for making a GB so "populous" and with so much to admire. Greetings.
    6 points
  30. Playtime. I thought I'd have a crack at the engine intakes and engines as the kit options look a bit 'pants'. The original on the left and my effort on the right, so good so far. Taking some guidance from Harry Woodman's book, I scratched four of the eight cylinders required for the Foxes using the smallest gauge wire from lighting flex (0.2mm) and wrapped this around a 1mm plastic former, secured using CA and then cut to length. I'll use the same wire for the pushrods. And a quick pic of what they'll look like That's if for today
    6 points
  31. My dear modeller friends, here I am again with another tribute to the Falklands War veterans. I would like to recreate, with my modest skills, a diorama representing the return of the HMS INVINCIBLE from the Falkland war as was on this picture: HMS Invincible returns home following the Falklands Conflict, 1982 by Franco Segato, su Flickr I used a 1/700 Dragon Premium Edition Kit with the addition of 1/700 Eduard Royal Navy and Passengers figures It was quite difficult to find the celebrating boats around the aircraft carrier, but I mostly used what I had on my stash, so it'
    5 points
  32. Hi Everyone! I am pleased to present My completed Fireball XL5 Project using UNCL Kits recentley-released kit, purchased from Timeless Hobbies. Model went together well (inspite of interference from Me!), and I can highly recommend it to any Gerry Anderson fans!! Build log here:- Photo's of finished job:- Thanks for looking in!! Keep Sticki
    5 points
  33. Hello, I present you my last kit, I just love the fw190 but spetially the Dora, for some time i planned this one and it took about 8 months or so. The concept behind this one was to show the Jumo 213E engine, which characterizes the Dora series, viewed from one side and below in such manner that both technical detail and also it's distinctive nose shape could be seen. Modifications: it's the 1/48 hobbyboss offering. I used the Aires resine engine and quickboost flaps, among the many modifications where a lot of scratch building, just to mention a few, interna
    5 points
  34. Good day, ladies and gentlemen! Let me present you my next model from Ukrainian manufacturer "AIM". The kit is typical "shortrun" with its specific defects. "Just from box" making. Only flag on tail made by handmade stencils. Add "Miniworld's" gun MG-15 and rigging.
    5 points
  35. Here is my latest and final build for 2018: Hasegawa's 1/48 F-40E Warhawk in Brazilian markings from 1953. The decals are by FCM and are absolutely terrible. The paint is Mr Color 8 Silver. A full build article is at https://jonbryon.com/hasegawa-1-48-curtiss-f-40e-warhawk/. I am aware the area behind the rear canopy should probably be silver. Comments welcome and thanks for looking. Jon
    5 points
  36. Wow, thank you all for such a great feedback! I think I should add some of the detail shots taken during the build process. Those pics gives a better impression of the detail work as on the final model. Seat: The small panel (real wood) on the left compared to a original: Metal gear axle assembly: Compressor made from brass, with wooden screw able to rotate: Fuel caps and co: Scarff-ring without color: New targeting sight made from clear sprue, light is going through: Please note the small synchronisation gear (with
    5 points
  37. One was sort of by accident, but an accident I chose not to correct because I absolutely adore the FE.2b. "The techniques and tactics of the English were amazing, their main principle being that each machine should not look after itself but its partner. Each one therefore protected the other against any attack by their German opponents, and each pair tried to attack the same foeman...The Englishmen refused to be rushed, and their steadiness gave them an absolute superiority. Meanwhile our machines tried to break their formation by a series of advances and retreats, like dogs attac
    5 points
  38. Hello everyone, apologies for my absence but I had found some more images which showed my calculations were out on the size of the cutouts. These are the areas where the boat decks would go and I had found that there wasn't enough height for the boats to fit in the gaps. I have now re-done the calculations and updated my build charts. Deck 2 Deck 3 With all that sorted, I was able to continue cutting and assembling the frames and have finally attached the last full-height frame. I have also been working on the funnel
    5 points
  39. Thanks for all the cheering comments guys, most appreciated. A happy day, ending with a late evening opportunity to decal the port float .. riveting .. satisfying .. (no counting please!) .. now to go & un-cross my eyes!
    5 points
  40. Hi Chaps I thought I would share a few pictures of my Dassault Mystere IV from the NATO 1950s group build, for those who do not venture down to the deeper depths of Britmodeller. A Hi-Tech kit from the last century. Injected main structure with resin details and PE in reducing size. Kit from France, bought in Australia, built in Thailand, posted on Britmodeller, from Vietnam. Small world! Build thread here. Mystere Colin
    5 points
  41. I started on this set at the end of November 2018, basically building the diorama base and Farmhouse, and then working my way through the figure sets: Highland Infantry (S35) French Cavalry (S36) French Artillery (S37) British Hussars (S43) French Infantry (S44) British Infantry (S45) British Artillery (S46) French Grenadiers (01749-1) Prussian Infantry (01756-9) Waterloo Farmhouse (1709) Farm Accessories (A06044W)
    5 points
  42. Continuing with the hornet, some pics of the painting process: First a light ghost gray coat IMG_20190310_160427 by basco.br1, en Flickr Then i painted the upper surface with dark ghost gray: IMG_20190311_140107 by basco.br1, en Flickr the nose with some sand paint IMG_20190311_141620 by basco.br1, en Flickr Then it was time for the stripes: first I masked the place where the roundels go, the "CANADA" decals and the flags IMG-20190312-WA0028 by basco.br1, en Flickr After that I draw the stripes IMG_20190313_000327 by basco.br1, en
    5 points
  43. Hi JR The paint on top is Humbrol H244 or RLM 73, that believe it or not is the lighter green, the RLM 74 or Humbrol H243 is even darker ! So I am at present masking to get the right shapes for the darker paint. I have masked and painted the gondola with RLM65, and fitted the undercarriage, I will fit the undercarriage doors when I am confident the undercarriage is fixed properly. Forgive the floral modelling surface, Mrs Jockney is hosting the local book club tonight, make that 12 women who meet up monthly having forgotten the name of the book they were s
    5 points
  44. After spending the morning and part of the afternoon masking the black I was able to give it a coat of dark gray Tomorrow I will mask everything that isn't a wheel well or gear and then start on painting them white. It may table a few days
    5 points
  45. Hi everybody - quick mid-week update. I masked for the yellow bands on the wing leading edges and gear bay doors All done in "no overspray" mood, s you can see Then I airbrushed on a mix of Tamiya Flat Yellow and Tamiya Red, thinned with cellulose thinner, and after several light coat I had this bottom side Some paint lifts occurred upon masks removal gear doors came out fine, though and I did spray the same mix on the prop blade tips
    5 points
  46. I went to a night club the other night. Great fun, they played the twist, and I did the twist. They played Jump, and I jumped. They played Come on Eileen, and I am now barred from that club for life ! Simon.
    4 points
  47. a coat of W&N Galeria matt varnish this is diffuse natural light 50620614 by losethekibble, on Flickr this with the halogen later on plus some natural light 50620615 by losethekibble, on Flickr I think need a another thin coat, as i missed some bits. I am amazed at how well the oil wash worked, given this is the first time I have ever tried the technique. this period colour shot gives a good idea of the TLS colours, and in comparison I'm happy how the above has come out Spitfire in England by Etienne du Plessis, on Fli
    4 points
  48. Well, as i said at the start of the project, this would be a long process. That combined with an accidental deletion of WIP photos means that this project comes to a rather abrupt end! Well, after the initial undercoat was applied, green went on using the airbrush and i can say im very pleased with the results. Still a minor bit of work (wheel bulges) but i am calling this completed! Now to continue the assault on the stash! Thanks for looking, Matt
    4 points
  49. IF a picture paints a thousand words, here is my latest short story Which tell me nothing because I cant take decent pictures in the garage with metallic colours (at all, actually ... but) The Two vallejo metallics give me a more grey finish
    4 points
  50. Excuse the poor quality of this photograph Peter, however here is a somewhat small and grainy photograph of K9843 DL:N. Aviation News published quite a good article on Pre-War RAF codes in Volume 15, number 7 (22Aug - 04 Sep 1986). There’s a few more Spits shown, however it would appear that only 54 and 72 Squadrons have the tail fin Squadron arrow head. Cheers.. Dave
    4 points
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