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  1. Here are the photos of my latest, the 1/72 Airfix He-111 modelled in a Battle of Britain scheme. The kit goes together pretty well and the only things to watch out for are the fit of the wheel bays in the intakes and the fuselage windows. It's got the Eduard interior extras which look lovely but unless you look closely they're pretty hard to see. I also riveted the whole aircraft (which I think was worth the effort) and re-built the wing Pitot from a blunted safety pin and bit of sprue. The paints are airbrushed Tamiya and Mr Color acrylics (I think the Mr Color RLM acrylics look great here) a
    39 points
  2. I’ll have a detailed write up soon. I have to transfer it to my phone. Resin seats and TwoBobs decals. The GBU-38s are Brassin and the GBU-31, AIM-120, and AIM-9X are from the Tamiya Viper kit.
    25 points
  3. Dear modellers, I like to show you, how I built most of my models in scratch, in scale 1/48. After building so many model kits, I wanted something different. I always wanted some Fokker models in my collection, pity for me, there are only a few kits. So I figured out a way, to build models in scratch. Of course it took some time, and much trial and error, but at last it worked right out for me. The materials I most use are 0,5mm – 2.0 mm plastic sheet, sometimes wood for the wings and to form difficult pieces with double curves. DVD
    21 points
  4. This model represents an aircraft of the 343rd Fighter Group, flown by Leading Airman Ikuji Matsumura. A very nice kit. I added the RB Model Brass 20mm Japanese cannons Type 99 Mk. 2. I bought these for the soul reason that they were on sale dirt cheap. I used Uschi van Rosten rigging thread (0.02mm) for the antenna wires. This is the ultra fine size meant for 1:72 rigging but I think it is more to scale for 1:48 antenna. I painted the innards Tamiya XF-58 Olive Green lightened with XF-4 Yellow Green. Camo was done with Tamiya XF-11: J.N. Green over XF-16: Flat Aluminum. This is the first time
    21 points
  5. Eduard kit, in my opinion the best 1/48 kit ever produced(no affiliation to Eduard, or anyone for that matter) Xtradecal decals.... Woah, unflatteringly large photos there!! Cheers for looking.. Owen
    15 points
  6. Hi all, this is the eduard fw 190 d-11 (weekend kit) the markings are of a versuchsmuster aircraft. (<57 w. Nr. 220011) which may have been taken on by jg 101. This aircraft was found at schongau May 1945.(Used to test the use of R4M rockets by the fw 190 d). These were due to be uses opperationally in the summer of 1945. The model is eduard fw 190 d-11 (weekend) Decals are by Eagle cals True details wheels Seat belts added Eagle Editions R4M rocket rails Brass tube for gun barrels. Extra colour rlm 76, 82,83 Exhaust stains are pastles Streach
    14 points
  7. Built over a number of years mostly due to frustration with the kit/builder interface, even did something else for about 10 months or so, but finally it's finished. Focke Wulf Fw 190V-18 Wkn.0040 CF+OY 1/72 scale MPM Kit No.72033. Built 05Oct2015 to 13Apr2019. The box, A bit of history, "The Fw 190V-18 was originally an Fw 190A-0 W.No.0040 CF+OY that was modified for high altitude work by Kurt Tank originally utilising a Daimler Benz DB603G engine, but due to development probs with the engine the aircraft stood in a separate hangar for weeks so Tank decided to install an in
    13 points
  8. Possibly the finest fitting kit on the market and an absolute joy to build. Straight from the box other than eduard prepainted cockpit.. BTW the nose probe is not fitted as it just fits in the display cabinet without it!
    13 points
  9. I present the RusAir resin IL-18 finished as CCCP-75717 an early “Salon” IL-18V. Built in 1961, the real aircraft was initially used for transporting VIPs, who apparently included Premier Nikita Krushchev and pioneering cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, until that role was taken over by jets. In 1975 it suffered an undercarriage collapse and never flew again, probably being broken up for spares Although I tend to avoid resin kits I make an exception for RusAir. Their IL-18 is absolutely gorgeous and a joy to build. I really can’t speak too highly of the moulding quality and attention to deta
    12 points
  10. How about an inexpensive kit built "Out of Box"...This was challenging in its own way but fills my need for a P-47 in D-Day markings. Xtradecal has outfitted a few models for me recently. X72196 has quite a collection of Overlord markings. Are there issues, sure but looks like a P-47 to me. Gun Barrels aren't offset a whole lot, engine is oversimplified(Try seeing though)wheel well details are sparse, interior is non-existant (also try seeing it). Surface detail is nice and construction was about 6 hrs and only a couple of fills need on the fu
    11 points
  11. Hello friends, A small little tabletop that still makes me happy, when I finished it after a long time. Model is from eduard 1/48 scale. Cheers Andy
    9 points
  12. I attach a few pictures of completed in October 2018 model of Convair B-58 "Hustler" from the recently reissued Italeri offering - probably the only one in 1/72 scale. I have used the following aftermarket upgrading: Airwaves PE set, Eduard PE inspection panels and 'Remove before Flight' steel flyers, Aires resin exhaust, metal MasterModel Pitot tube and electrostatic dischargers. I have reworked the crew compartment hatches, crew seats (to the early type) and landing gear. I have used the Caracal decals. The model has been painted with Tamiya acrylic and finished with Gunze and Alcl
    9 points
  13. Long ago, my older son, also a modeler (and a very good one, not that I am his father) built an Aeroposta Argentina civil passenger plane based on the Italeri kit and dedicated the build to me when he posted it on a known modeling site. Now it's time for me to build another and dedicate it to him! I have been always fascinated by the role of Aeropostale and Aeroposta in Argentinean aviation, where the names of Saint-Exupery, Guillaumet, and Mermoz , together with local heroes, stand prominently. One of the machines used by Aeroposta, most noticeably in the southern routes to and from
    9 points
  14. Evening all, I'm taking a temporary break from the Ju52/1m project as I need to get more comfortable with the foiling process. To try and get a handle on what to do, and of course what not to do before I attempt it on the Ju52, I've dug this out of my stash: I will be honest and say that as a rule, jets don't do a lot for me, and certainly not the modern ones. Having said that, I felt this was ideal for my purposes as there isn't an awful lot of faffing around to be done on building the thing to a point where I can start foiling. I am going total
    9 points
  15. Hi Everyone, Just finished the third of my haul from Telford last November, so I thought I`d trouble you with some photo`s Czech Models 1/48 scale Curtiss A-12 Shrike kit Finished to represent an aircraft of No 26 Bomber Squadron, No 9 AG, Chinese Air Force, 1937-38 Which was an option in the kit Built mostly from the box with the exception of the fragile resin frames and flying control actuators which were broken into little bits in the bag and.... replaced with bits of wire, tube and plastic strip. Took three attempts at
    9 points
  16. A time was had Ced! A pretty below-average meal in a Korean restaurant it has to be said (last time I trust Tripadvisor notices regading nosh) but good catching up with my cousin and her daughters who've now moved over here. Oh how you feel the baton passing between the generations when the cousin you used to lob apples at as kids in yer gran's back garden has a daughter about to qualify as a lawyer. (And like all members of the legal profession she knew all the good watering holes round that part of Dublin where many solicitors have their chambers, taking us to a gorgeous little set of room
    9 points
  17. Hi.....this is the last born.....1\48 Gwh T-33A in Italian colorfull dressing.....
    8 points
  18. I’ve always loved GHQ’s ‘Micronaut’ line of 1/2400 scale warships. Intended to be used as wargame counters, these models are simple to assemble and ridiculously tiny, but the detail on them is first rate! This one is one of the Japanese navy’s ill-fated light aircraft carriers, the IJN Ryujo. I started by cleaning up an old Nichimo 1/200 U-Boat stand. Taking a sheet of high quality artist’s drawing paper intended for watercolors, I traced and cut out an outline of the ship. After gently rolling the paper over a pen to create a
    7 points
  19. This is my first go at a 1/48 kit - I've always preferred 1/72 but my eyes are beginning to complain! It's an OOB build which is actually out of the box. Nothing added at all, which I now regret as the wonderfully detailed cockpit that Airfix supply is crying out for some etched seat belts. Oh well.. Happy Easter Hols! Ian
    7 points
  20. Friends, This is the Airfix P-51D Mustang. I am certain that everybody is well aware of the superb nature of this kit ( and at a very reasonable price too ) so I won`t go into detail regarding that aspect. I found these aftermarket decals ( Super Scale sheet #72-907 / 362, 363 FS - 357 FG ) at the 2017 Columbus ( Ohio, USA ) model show. What interested me with these markings is the rare sight of a Delta ( D ) variant of the famed Mustang in green & gray camouflage colors. Even of more interest was the the 362nd Fighter Squadron used colors from local British supplies. The
    7 points
  21. It's taken a while to finish this one as I had a couple of pieces go missing so I had to buy a new one as I had no joy with airfix but on the whole a nice kit to build with no problems. I haven't put any rigging on as I had nothing suitable.
    7 points
  22. wow. I can't believe it's been a month since I posted on this thread. Life really gets in the way at times. Circumstance has transpired to prevent me from entering the modeling cavern in recent times and when the opportunity did on that rare occasion present itself, the mojo had gone off for a vacation. 'Nuff said. I do have an update though it is a rather pitiful compared to some of the work that I see you other lot doing... yes, you all know who you are! You certainly know how to make a guy feel inadequate! Anyhow, I actually had to read back a couple of pages to find o
    7 points
  23. As if by magic I reappear, it seems an age since my last post and it probably is but I am in the final straight now and I can see the finish line. Now that the paint was on and varnished up I had to turn my mind to the decals, sounds simple but no one does a sheet that covers the MA4 so I would have to source from many different sheets. Those used where Xtradecal 72041, 72045, x72129 X72158 and X72190, the last was the only place I could find with anything that represented the fusalage roundle, it is in fact a DH82 sheet. One decal I could not find for toffee and that was the fin f
    7 points
  24. Back on location in the North Sea and a new "@ work" build. I will be representing Flying Officer Maurice Exton DFC's aircraft of 144 Squadron RAF Banff.
    6 points
  25. Built out of the box with Eduard paint masks for the wheels and canopy. This is the original tooling and had a bit of soft panel lines around the engine doors. I didn’t really enjoy building this that much, it’s a bit too big but weathering was fun. Apologies for the lousy pictures but the size of the model made finding a suitable base and background difficult. The observant will spot two missing aerial, they broke off during handling and I didn’t notice until after I’d finished.
    6 points
  26. The brief: Take the cheap Italeri Merlin HM1 I picked up at one of the stalls at the Birmingham IPMS Show a couple of years ago and attempt the heavily varied colour effects seen on most of the Royal Navy's Merlin fleet after nigh on twenty years in service The aircraft entered service in the Medium Sea Grey scheme and over the years various panels have needed repairs or replacement which resulted in a large number of versions of the Grey all over them Much of the variation might be down to issued touch up and respray paints having various property changes in serv
    6 points
  27. This 72nd scale Vignette depicts a Mk.V Stuart tank of Indian Army en route to Zojila Pass during Operation Bison . During the '48 war , Pakistani Invaders captured the heights overlooking the pass and entrenched themselves with heavy machine guns. To uproot them , Indian Army did what was never done before and fielded the Stuart light tanks , which had to be disassembled and transferred to the hostile region after cutting a suitable path through sheer rocks , at an altitude of over 10,000 ft. which at that time was the highest altitude at which tanks had been used . The kit is by
    6 points
  28. Started this a while ago to do some scratchbuilding (build thread here - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235037469-hobby-boss-tas-44-m/). This is a what if production version (circa 1955) TAS-44M. Gun barrel replaced with one from T55, upper hull lowered, return roller arrangement altered... anyway, this must be the first finish in a year so pleased: DSC00159 by Robert Worth, on Flickr DSC00160 by Robert Worth, on Flickr DSC00163 by Robert Worth, on Flickr DSC00164 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
    6 points
  29. Back for more punishment. That probably applies to both of us. This will be the last instalment of the tanky bit, cause it's done! Why did they bother making the effort to camouflage these things? It not as if, paint them green and they disappear. They must have been as loud as Concord with a megaphone and as blatant as a brass band in a graveyard. If they just wanted to hide them when parked, it would have been more effective to paint them to resemble a block of flats or a small town or Luxembourg. Typically, I ended up choosing the most complicated scheme
    6 points
  30. Thanks Dave. Here is a few more shots of the Recon one. One side will be open and the other closed. I must say I'm enjoying this build.
    6 points
  31. Recently completed example of the old Revell kit of the North Sea Trawler. This boxing had the name decals for Arctic Corsair and, since i am a lazy, modeller, i built her with that name despite the fact that the kit is based on the Ross Co "Cat" boats. Straight out of the box with only the old net added to give some busyness on deck. My thought was to give her a fairly heavily weathered look as any fishing boat is a working boat and these were side trawlers dragging their nets up and over the starboard side. I did cut out the wheelhouse windows and replaced them with
    5 points
  32. Hi Here are some pictures of my recently completed model of Tarangus 1/48 J 32B Lansen nicknamed Lansen Sport. I've used every aftermarket item available from Maestro Models for the Lansen and quite a bit of scratchbuilding, mainly in the wheel wells, landing gears and cockpit plus a full length engine intake. The Tarangus kit requires a bit of TLC but can be made into a real good looking model IMHO. a full wip can be found here (in swedish) http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3276 More pictures can be found here: http:/
    5 points
  33. Hello everyone. I was looking for an unusual aircraft to build in my first ever WIP and I came across the Marshall MA4 which was a Auster T7 converted by Marshall of Cambridge for research into boundary layer control. For this to happen a completely new wing was fitted, the cockpit heavily modified, a Budworth 60HP turbine fitted behind the pilot and in front of the observer, the observer seat facing backwards making it very cosy indeed. Other modifications included a completely new tail with a recovery parachute fitted and new undercarriage to take the extra weight. It
    5 points
  34. André, it's classed as plumber's aluminium tape: I guess it's more the domain of heating engineers - to secure lagging on pipework. But, it's thin aluminium tape with an adhesive backing, and seems to work very well in this situation too! Plus it's cheap compared to BMF sheets (though probably thicker). Edited to add: I am forgetting my manners - I should thank @rob Lyttle for putting me on to this idea and where to get the materials from
    5 points
  35. Gentlemen, kit release planning is a complex question. It is affected by many factors. Among them - Market needs and capacity, it is a case of Miles Master f. i. There were more serious projects fulfilling the market needs. Cashflow, it is a question of Cessna family. After the sales figures of Piper Cub KP/AZ decided to postpone another civilian high-wing aircraft. Technological problems, it is a case of P-47B or Bf 109G-12. How to make canopy for G-12 was a problem KP/AZ was working on for moreless year. Competition, it is a case of Arado 96. Everybody knows SH rele
    5 points
  36. Revell Saab Grippen Two Seater Weapons Trainer, painted with lifecolour federal standard colours and finished with Winsor and Newton Matt
    5 points
  37. With aircraft kits, I believe there is rather more to it than even that. One must consider the numbers of originals built, how widely used they were and how many options for markings/colour schemes are available. Someone asked for proof that 10% of a Bf109 pie is worth more than the whole of whatever else. I'm afraid you are absolutely not entitled to see that proof - that is entirely the business of the companies. Believe it or not, many companies do talk. There are differences in the warmth of the relationships of course but most of the people in senior positions know
    5 points
  38. An Aussie lady holidaying in the UK came down for dinner in the hotel where she was staying. She was given a table next to one where three ex-Army officer types were seated. As she perused the menu she could not help but overhear the conversation from the adjacent table. "I definitely recall it was Tooooooooowooooooomba", said one of the gents. "No, no, no!" said the second, "It was more like Toowoombaaaaah." "Poppycock." exclaimed the third, "I clearly remember it as Toowooooombar." The Aussie lady listened to this for a while and then turned in her chair and s
    5 points
  39. This is my almost completed work on the cockpit. I will move ahead on the Recon plane now as I have to wait for the seat belts for the other one. Each one is a little different. One is OB and PE seat belts and the recon one has some PE in it. The photo is a little washed out by the natural light. This has also shown me a little pool of panel liner that needs attending to.
    5 points
  40. I grabbed two of these kits with no real plans. They just look cool and they're 1/48 modern. 'Nuff said. I also started on the Type 16 and had an idea for a funny diorama. Finished models below. Diorama is almost done and I'll post in that category when it is. Comments always appreciated
    5 points
  41. Oh yes Yoga or Pilates Pilates has performed core strength miracles on my back
    5 points
  42. Continued . . . . A very long and involved build but I'm quite happy with the finished product as long as I don't look too hard For those interested in the build saga here's some links, Workbench build here ; faaman-s-workbenches-t47233.html#p707723 Workbench continuation here ; faaman-s-workbenches-t47233-s240.html#p795415 Cheers all Neil
    5 points
  43. Just finished, my first completed model shown here on Britmodeller, The kit's a bit ancient but I wanted to see how far I could go. Revell 1/72 scale North American P-51D Mustang kit No. H-47 from 1975. Technically my third build of this kit, the others no longer survive, they were the classic H-619 red/silver CY-G "Millie P" Firstly the box, DSC08937cropS by Neil, on Flickr North American P-51D-5NA Sno. 4413571 WR-X "Texas Terror IV" of the 354th FS, 355th FG, Steeple Morden England, 1944 - 1945. As produced the kit represents the mount of Maj. L.G. Mendenhal
    4 points
  44. Hi all...back to modelling at a very slow pace.....I decided to give this old kit an opportunity. It's the old Esci kit, with all its pros and cons (been discussed before). In fact, this is an Italeri reboxing of the old kit, with slightly better decals. I wanted it to be an OOB work, so just added some riveting and a few scratchbuilt cockpit details. I painted it to represent an Ala de Caza nº 1 at Manises air base, around 1956. This is one of the few spanish Sabres wich served for a few years in its orifginal, early F30 configuration, with "6-3" hard wings. Hpe you'll like it. IMG
    4 points
  45. As shown in the below thread in the WIP section I have built a Ferguson TE20 "Little Grey Fergie" Heller kit Here are some pictures of the finished tractor.
    4 points
  46. This is the Kg51 plane. I will be closing this one up so I thought I would show what is under the bonnet first.
    4 points
  47. Progressing... The boat is now attached to the base and I spent a good few hours creating the bow wave and wake with white milliput, gesso and acrylic paints.
    4 points
  48. landing gear almost done, brake lines with plastic rods and lead wire DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
    4 points
  49. You can see their point. Young children shouldn't be exposed to naked breasts. Er, hang on...
    4 points
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