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  1. Hello. Here is my Italeri 1:72 Junkers Ju 188A-2 U5+KH, of 1./KG2, Luftwaffe, based at Bron, Lyon, France, autumn 1944. I completed this kit in 2005. The cockpit was incorrect so I scratchbuilt a new one. The top turret interior was also modified as that of the kit was more correct for the Ju 188E/F variant. The exhaust flame dampeners came from a scrapped Dragon He 219, if I recall correctly. Several other details were added. The main scheme was painted with an airbrush. Decals came from a Begemot sheet. Thanks for looking and, as always, all comments are welcome
    27 points
  2. Hi, Here is Tamiya's nice 1/48 Gekko Build OOB and Painted with Tamiya lacquer thinned acrylics... All the markings apart from the kill marks are also painted with home made masks... Thanks for looking.. Cheers Plasto...
    24 points
  3. 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
    23 points
  4. Hallo Freunde Heute möchte ich Ihnen meine jüngste Arbeit mitteilen. Es ist der gut sitzende F-84F Thunderstrak von HobbyBoss. Der Grund, dieses Modell zu bauen, war, es ist sehr farbenfroh, neben der Tarnfarbe sieht man gelbe, orangefarbene und rote Teile, was ich wirklich mag, denn das macht das Modell interessant. Wie Sie sehen können, habe ich vergessen, die Platten mit den Pylonen zu mischen. Ich werde es bald überarbeiten. Es ist nicht mein Meisterwerk, aber bisher bin ich zufrieden. Das Pilotprojekt stammt von PJ Production D
    19 points
  5. Howdy all, Managed to get a few shots of my attempt at Trumpeters 1/48 MiG-19 kit between showers and gales Finished as an aircraft of the 925th Fighter Regiment, `Dong Nai`, NVAF, North Vietnam, around 1971 Built almost completely from the box contents Only additions being some seat belts and a brake/power steering line on the nose undercarriage Decals came from L Decals set LDS 48007, `Migs over Vietnam Pt 2` ...... ...and a few from the kit Much easier to build than my last attempt which was the HiPM kit Hop
    17 points
  6. 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
    16 points
  7. My great-grandfather on my father's side was from Swinford in Mayo (and I still have relatives there today, though the spelling of our shared last name has diverged), and my maternal something-or-other originated from Fermanagh. I can't say it's a heritage I've ever felt much connection to, aside from generally considering the sound of bagpipes to be music rather than confusing noises. I made it downstairs tonight and got a tiny bit of work done. Some sanding: And the addition of one of the bomb bay doors, which was badly warped:
    16 points
  8. Latest build folks Leningrad front, Baltic area 1944. Mod 1942 as per instructions Only add - ons seat belts, gunner sling seat made from Tamiya tape and instrument panel marked up with a Rotring pen, as no decal supplied. Pity not really visable as I was pleased with the results. This is a rebox Torro kit I believe. For the price it's not bad, but throughout the build I did keep saying to myself wish I'd got the Tamiya version. Very little flash, but no alignment pins on wings or fuselage. The alternative canopy was awful regards fit and in a nutshell unusable
    14 points
  9. To properly make Clostermann's Spitfire, I had to sand down the teardrop shaped bulges on the wings and two fairings. I did it with an Xacto, and made several scratches to the surface that had to be filled with CA. Luckily the plastic was thick enough to resist several sanding sessions. The horizontal stabilizers pushed each other out, and had to be pressed so they could stay in their place. The propeller spins, that's a good feature of the kit. I used Eduard decals for the ID codes. The Hasegawa roundels bulged a bit over the raised detail on the wings, and the underwing roundels h
    14 points
  10. Hi, Here is my last built for 2018. Sure, it has been finished some time ago but one has to choose between posting and modelling. Guess my choice ... Anyway, this is Airfix model. Not the easiest to build, especially for the cockpit that requires lot of attention. No add-on for this one. I just scratchbuilt the pitot tube with metalic tubes of different section. Paints are Gunze for the top and alclad for the underwing. The Swift has always been an aircraft I wanted in my collection. Now this done thank to Airfix. Hope you'll enjoy. Cheers,
    14 points
  11. I remember years ago seeing a nice A-7 at a Mildenhall airshow. She wasn’t navy and had a cool camo scheme. So when I saw an ESCI kit come up cheap online I couldn’t help looking back at photos of the old airfetes. And I found this Then I found some decals for that very airframe, so the decision was made. The ESCI kit is an A-7E navy bird, but included the ANG A-7D parts including the boom refuelling receptacle. So this is how she turned out Really wanted to get her outside in the sun with some shadow but
    12 points
  12. Here is my Jagdpanzer IV L/70. The model is the 1/35 Dragon kit OOB with Archer disc camouflage decals.
    12 points
  13. Hello all, Here is my GB entry; Dragon's 1/35 smart kit of the Panzer IV Ausf. G. The build thread is here: Cheers, Mark.
    12 points
  14. 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
    11 points
  15. 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.
    11 points
  16. #8/2019 My dad´s newest rollout, continuing the captured aircraft theme. Eduard kit with Rising Decals, brake lines with plastic rods and lead wire, paints used from Tamiya, Gunze and AK Real Color (RLM78/79). This aircraft was originally "Black 14", assigned to 2.(H)/14, Aufklärungsgruppe 14, and equipped with a Rb50/30 camera. It was shot down on February 20th 1943 in Tunisia. After a belly landing it was captured by British troops and later given to the Americans. Members of the 79th FG restored it to flying condition, the camera was removed at some point and the hole covered with
    11 points
  17. 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
    11 points
  18. Churchill's Pz IV Ukraine 1943. 1:72. . . . . . Many thanks to everyone for their kind words and support, this was my first GB and my first scale model in 37 years, but I'll definitely be back for more. Here's the build thread: And here's a shameless plug for a thread that I hope you'll find both entertaining and informative:
    11 points
  19. Hi, Here is the Dragon Platz Pz IV Ausf D with a few tweaks some Dragon Figures and a scenic base... Cheers Plasto.....
    11 points
  20. Hi all and here's my latest finish, Revell's ex-Frog Ar-234 B-2 built for a 'Captured' GB on the IPMS Ireland forum. You can read the build thread here but in short: Extras: Small panel line rescribe, Cockpit details added, u/c doors replaced with plastic card; extra links on main gear; drogue chute line; new struts for RATO bottles. Paints: Revell Acrylics by brush, Klear, Flory Models Wash. Decals; From kit. Not my finest but had good fun and I think it scrubs up well for an old kit. Thanks for looking! Cheers, Dermot Revell_1
    10 points
  21. Here is my other Jagdpanzer IV L/48. This the 1/35 Dragon kit with Armour Scale L/48 barrel and mantlet.
    10 points
  22. 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
    9 points
  23. Thanks Bill and Phil Back from my last week of Puppy Sitting - hooray! Tilly is now 12 weeks old, fully vaccinated and able to go to 'professional' carers when her owners aren't working from home. It's been an interesting few weeks but I'm looking forward to having some 'me time' now and I certainly won't miss the driving to Leicestershire. Training a puppy (my fourth now) is interesting and frustrating at the same time - exercise, discipline and affection, the Dog Whisperer says. Tilly can now sit, lie down and come to command and she's almost house trained. She's al
    9 points
  24. 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
    9 points
  25. Hi Pals, a new model, this time it is a Stug IV Sdkfz.167 to 1/35 scale, from Italeri, which started in the WIP section, but which changed and was built to participate in the GB of PzIV of the forum and which ends today (if I'm not wrong). At first I was only going to make the kit, but seeing the GB works, I decided to give a base to the vehicle, and since it gave me time, there are a series of photos with the whole set. The kit has been somewhat complicated, because the fit is not good in fundamental pieces, and also added elements of PE, so I complicate more. In spite
    7 points
  26. Panzer IV Ausf. J Sd.Kfz.161/2 1 SS Pz. Div. 723 Normandy 1944 Kit: Tamiya 1/48 Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch acrylics all applied by brush Extras: Tamiya Zimmerit stickers (the set for the H version - which fit fine), Vallejo European Thick Mud Build thread: Here Ready For Inspection photos: Here ....and one on my Spitfire display base with some grass matting:
    7 points
  27. Panzer IV Ausf. J Sd.Kfz.161/2 1 SS Pz. Div. 723 Normandy 1944 This was my second build for the Panzer IV Single Type Group Build. It was a nice kit to make (as all Tamiya 1/48 AFV kits, I have made, seem to be} and I had my first go at using Tamiya's aftermarket Zimmerit stickers, which seemed to fit well despite being badged for their Ausf. H version. It was finished in a bit of a rush - to make sure it was completed for the end of the GB (tomorrow) so I didn't add any stowage (apart from the bucket - gotta have a bucket....apparently) or figures or make a base.
    6 points
  28. 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
    6 points
  29. 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.
    6 points
  30. First test shots. Congrats Danny ! https://www.facebook.com/largescalemodeller/posts/2585300571541882 V.P.
    6 points
  31. Yes, I imagine the O’Pius name is a rare one. And what is the origin of this unusual first name, “Proc”? Is it perhaps Gaelic? I too am enthused by the thought of a Procopian Siskin! And when someone mentioned a catapult I envisaged some inter-war naval contraption. [I have recently acquired a rather spendid metal and resin 1/48 catapult kit; it is designed for the splendid Airfix Walrus, but I am toying with the idea of modifying it a little to fit a Tamiya Swordfish-with-floats]. Alas, they were eyeing a mere ballista... Happy Birthday, young man!
    6 points
  32. Hi all and decided to throw my hat in with this one. Airfix Super Etendard_Box by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Here she is in all her eBay bought glory. Looks like everything is in there. (fingers crossed) Airfix Super Etendard_Contents by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr While the two-tone French scheme is good looking, I think the Argentine Navy is the more famous one so will go with that. Airfix Super Etendard_Contents2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Enjoy your builds, thanks for looking. Dermot
    5 points
  33. 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
    5 points
  34. Hiya Folks, I`ve been sitting on this for a while as I wasn`t sure if I could get it done in time,..... but here goes,...... this is my progress so far; The kit,..... which is excellent; The intended subject,...... Wellington MkIc `Little Joe' said to be armed with a 20mm cannon in the nose (although it looks to me like it could be a .303in Browning?) and flown by Lt. Col. B.R. McKenzie DSO, DFC, SAAF of 458 (Torpedo Bomber) Sqn RAAF (who was promoted to become CO in June 1943, until September 1943) The unit had left Bomber Command in the UK d
    5 points
  35. 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:
    5 points
  36. Hi Guys, just finished this one, it was built for a GB on another forum. It's only the 2nd aircraft I've built, so plenty of mistakes and still a lot to learn.
    5 points
  37. I had the B-17, B-29, Stirling and Ark Royal out of that collection, built during the 1970's and 80's. The B-29 and possibly others were big and expensive enough to have been birthday/Christmas presents. Pocket money would probably only stretch to series one and two. More recently I've built the Comet, Mosquito and Chipmunk from the original moulds. They take a bit of work, but still make a presentable model.
    5 points
  38. The original Airfix catalogues can bring back a few memories. I missed out on the first four back in the day, the Collector in me has rectified that situation though. The fifth and sixth versions take me right back. I would spend ages just staring at the bigger, out of pocket money, kits like the Stirling and B29. Here's the first seven full catalogues... Opening up the sixth edition see's this lot greet you on the first page. Pure heaven!
    5 points
  39. Look what the postman brought yesterday! Short version with pics now, text later! A sturdy box with... ...not just the kit A-4 parts, but also the A-5 parts left over from @Mikemx building his torpedo carrying A-17 variant. Thank you yet again! I'll be sampling the decals together from Aims, Airfix, Revell, Xtradecal and Zvezda pieces. V-P
    5 points
  40. Pusser's eh? Oof. That'll put hairs on your chest and possibly on your palms
    5 points
  41. When I asked on Facebook, they said 1/72 decals were poor sellers for them, so it was unlikely at best. Personally, I feel like if you can't sell 1/72 Spitfire decals...well, I mean, come on.
    5 points
  42. IMHO FWIW, whether or not it really is or isn't BA's 100th is pretty immaterial, it has generated some cool schemes with associated modelling opportunities, now to me, THAT is what matters, the rest is just pedantry, strictly IMHO of course. Steve.
    5 points
  43. 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!
    5 points
  44. 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.
    5 points
  45. Tamiya 1/48 Ausf. J with scratch build schurzen, RB models bow MG barrel and Tamiya figures. Thanks to all.
    5 points
  46. An enjoyable diversion from my usual scale, a 1/72 ausf h
    5 points
  47. Hi. This is my new vintage kit. SAAB j-21A with old, Heller's kit. I engraved a panel's line. I painted it while using extracolor enamles. Boxes dacals. Aircraft with 2 Sqn, 9 Flotilla, Save airfield, Sweden. 1947 y.
    4 points
  48. I can understand Tilly's frustration, I often howl at the TV when they are showing something from Westminster. It's been quiet without you, now looking forward to more Nimrodding. John
    4 points
  49. Styene is glued to compensate for the mismatch: And back, again, to putty and sanding to level everything:
    4 points
  50. Gday Rich My daughter Rose would like to build a Heller Arado Ar196 in Rumanian colours see box below Can she join the GB in the Recon section ? cheers Pat
    4 points
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