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  1. “The sound of bullets tearing through canvas, wood, and metal; the young pilot’s heart thumps in his chest. That last burst missed his goggled helmet by mere inches. He desperately throws the control column left and right, presses the rudder bar with all his waning strength, but his attacker is in a far better machine and is far more experienced. The enemy stays doggedly on his tail, hurling more lead at his machine. As the fight gets lower and lower, he prays that his luck holds out. Tearing canvas, water pouring from the holed radiator, a stuttering engine and the smell of fuel indicate that
    30 points
  2. This time Su-33 from Kinetic 1:48 The model of the highest quality can definitely recommend you this model. It is quite a demanding model in construction and painting, but it looks beautiful.
    26 points
  3. Hi All Sharing my recently completed Tornado built from the Italeri 1/48 IDS "Black Panthers kit built into a GR1 from No 31 Sq based in Bruggen, Germany 1991. OOB apart from Pavla Resin Seats. Not one of my greatest models but posting as a sense of perseverance as this has nearly made it to the bin several times, mainly through my own incompetence but at least I've learned a lot along the way. I had planned to do a wrap round camo GR1 but made a mess of the camo as I tried to use Maskol, lesson learnt I cant get on with the stuff so its photocopied paper masks for me in future now I
    19 points
  4. Last week I managed to finish this Hasegawa TA-4F Skyhawk in adversary markings. It is one of several adversary Skyhawks I have built, and I started it more than five years ago. It was a straight forward build but it just got sidetracked by lots of other models. I sprayed it freehand with Xtracolor enamels and used Fightertown decals for the markings. This is the company she will be joining: Jens
    18 points
  5. #14/2019 Tamiya M kit, Aztec decals, Eduard seatbelts, EZ Line for the antenna wire, MRP White Aluminium for the NMF. All nose trim, wing and fuselage stripes are painted. Although Aztec provides decals for all the outlines, my dad decided to paint them too. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235053258-aztec-warrior148-republic-p-47d-thunderbolt-fuerza-aerea-mexicana/ The model shows an aircraft of the 201st Fighter Squadron of the Mexican Airforce shortly after WW2. The unit was established during the war and fought alongside th
    18 points
  6. Hello, This is the HobbyBoss 1/48 AMX (A1-1 in the Brazilian Air Force). It is a subsonic attack aircraft, powered by a single non-afterburning turbofan produced by the Italian-Brazilian consortium AMX International, with Embraer as the brazilian participant company. Today, this version is being replaced by the “M” variant, which has an improved avionics/software package. Initial aircraft were delivered in the late eighties. This particular kit depicts an aircraft flown from Santa Maria AFB, (1/10 Aviation Group) in the tactical reconnaissance missions, plus the regular ground a
    18 points
  7. I'm a rare visitor to the RFI area, but here is an MPM Meteor-Trent that I've been asked to make for Jet Age. We have a prop blade from this aircraft in our displays.
    18 points
  8. Built for the 'Early Cold War 1947-1960 group build on FB EE Lightning F Mk1 by Simon Johanson, on Flickr Lightning ! by Simon Johanson, on Flickr
    18 points
  9. While awaiting bits to dry on the Great White Beast, here is a Vac I did awhile back. A very old Combat Models Xp-67 Moonbat. It was a multiple case Guinness project. I don't think there wasn't a piece that didn't get a correction or repair. I hope you will enjoy. url=https://flic.kr/p/2cfi2z5][/url]
    13 points
  10. Hi Here are a few of my favourite images from a very pleasant and varied season opener at Duxford. Thanks for looking. I'm back tomorrow, but the weather forecast is rather different!
    13 points
  11. Hello Britmodellers, this 66-7554 was my first kitbash in 1977 and 1978 with some scratch. Trapper/Snoopy of 555.TFW in Korat 1971. Some guys made this jet too! Some D models like Trapper had tail stings with camo applied. It is so old, yesterday, when i made the first pics ever of this kit, i thougt that was a mistake, but wasnt, i checked, its true. Seats are greysome wrong, i didnt do much cockpit in the 70ties... Cheers, Tom
    12 points
  12. Hello, My last model, an Mig-29 SMT Great Wall Hobby 1/48 upgrade to Mig-29 UPG of the Indian Air Force. the shades are approximate, I have not found the necessary information. Best Regards, Michel
    11 points
  13. here is the Academy/Hobbycraft kit that is a little gem of a kit. i decided to do a diorama to help emphasise the size of the little kit. as usual painted with enamels and weathered with AK & AMMO products. thanks for looking
    11 points
  14. This is Matchbox's Canberra PR9 original issue from c.1978. I built her to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Canberra's maiden flight on May 13, 1949. The only mods I made were to open up and glaze the front and rear camera ports, add a towel rail type antenna and make the strakes around the rear lower fuselage more obvious (probably too much so). I added the wing tanks that were spare from a previous Airfix build. The fit was good except for the engine nacelles which are moulded with separate front and rears and I needed to do a lot of filling to get the joints smooth t
    11 points
  15. That blue face still always makes me think that it's the 'lack of oxygen' emoji Giorgio! (I'm going to have to make a 'far too kind' emoji to reply to you if this keeps up!) It sounds completely unbelievable I know Johnny. If I told you an engine was mising for three days despite me having built the blighter, then that might give an indication of the chaos that has currently enveloped the work-space. I'd post a picture but then it would only turn into the ritual 'that's not messy/you should see my bench' threads and there's only so much human squalor a sensitive soul ca
    9 points
  16. It looks like the NOVO releases of FROG's kits are going to give problems. It would seem they are less than stable at the best of times. I have quite a stash of FROG originals here. I'm happy to pass on any that are needed elsewhere. Don't be shy, If I have 'em and you need 'em, they are yours. Here's the selection.
    8 points
  17. Edit: I've loaded some new images here with the diorama base - thought this was best rather than create a new thread... I wasn't that happy with the images that I posted so I've replaced a few of them also... This time with more accurate colours. Here is my latest: The kit is fine - an old one from Tamiya and is well known for it's many inaccuracies - which I only discovered after starting the build - there is aftermarket which can fix these but no longer available sadly. It went
    8 points
  18. Daimler Dingo scout car, Recce troop, 1st Armoured Regiment, Ist Polish Armoured Division, Falaise sector, Normandy, August 1944 Zvezda 1/100 kit. Build thread here: Dingo build Painted with Hataka, Akan and Citadel paints and inks. Decals by Plastic Soldier Company And finally, the penny shot. It's a custom or an old charter or something I thoroughly enjoyed that. When's the next one? Andy
    8 points
  19. Masking removed. Think its looking good. Will step away for a couple of hours, as I have some household jobs to do.
    8 points
  20. Airfix 1\76 panther tank. Here's my effort considering I don't normally do armour it's a nice little kit only after I had two goes at. the wheels
    8 points
  21. This is one of my more recent builds. It was my second Tamiya kit to finish and it was well-engineered and thoughtfully designed. I started this Skyray in 2012, only to put it aside about half finished. I returned to it and finished it in August 2015. I took her out to the Cameron Airport for a little photo-session. We have a new hangar out there and I wanted to use it for a background. It was quite hot even in the time I was there, 10am-noon, building up to a heat index of 108 in the afternoon if I recall. The Douglas F4D was a carrier-based American fighter. The 1947 Navy requ
    7 points
  22. Not sure where to put this. I was looking for the BoB GB for next year but couldn't find it. So I'll stick the link here and perhaps others can paste it where it needs to be... Photos of aircraft wreck from the 1940-42 era. Now it is the Dail Mail so treat captions with a pinch of salt but the pictures are interesting.. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7070249/Rare-photos-Nazi-plane-wreckages-littering-UK-fields-Battle-Britain.html Hope they are useful to someone...
    7 points
  23. Well the “HMAS Vendetta” build is finally finished and I only lost decal, a very small Pennant number down around the stern. Dammed the convicts for adopting the US Navy pennant number system unlike the Kiwis who still used the proper numbering system aka the RN for Commonwealth Navies. Paints used were, Tamiya Fine Surface Primer (light Grey), Humbrol Acrylic Spray Grey 64 both were in a rattle can. Humbrol Emamel Matt Black, Matt White and Humbrol Acrylic 64 which I think I’ll throw out in the end. Sovereign Colourcoats RN16 (old stock). Aftermaket parts from Shapewa
    7 points
  24. Thanks to the company of my friend Tomasz Bilkiewicz - Top Gun aka Bilmodel Makers, I am proud to present three submarine seasons of the Polish Navy from the period of their service to the Polish flag in NATO. The models are made of 1/350 scale resin. I heartily recommend them to all U-boat fans. ORP ORZEL III - Kilo class (Projekt 877E - Warszawianka) in Polish service since 1986 ORP WILK II - Foxtrot Class ex Soviet B-98 in Poland - 1987 - 2003 ORP SOKOL III - Kobben Class Typ 207 ex HNoMS Stord (S-308) in Polish Navy 2002 - 2018
    7 points
  25. Little H built a Spitfire based on Dusty from Planes And now with H’s Little Spitfire
    7 points
  26. Love these BlitzBuilds. Have to work Monday so this has changed my normal build schedule. Eduard 1/144 Spitfire Mk. IXc painted as MJ250, 601Sqn RAF, Italy 1944
    7 points
  27. afternoon folks So, fillets.... they are all curved as you woulkd expect, some in multiple directions - I was hoping the dorsal fin was the last panel as the very tip of it overlaps the fuselage skin I can't add until the cockpit is in.. but no, it's the first panel down - I guess as it's the least removed in service.. ..to get an idea of the area, this is for a P51C without a dorsal fin - I couldn't find too much on one with a fin and all the resto pics I have of Lopes Hope do not yet have all the fillets fitted so some assumptions were made from what I co
    7 points
  28. I'm back again. Before breakfast this morning out came the super glue and repairs were attempted. Huge thanks for all the suggestions. I'm happy the wheel has been sorted and that I now have a little diorama once the ground crew figures arrive. So, once the glue had fully cured she was up on her legs. Followed by a swift flat coat again to seal in the weathering it was off with the masks.... there were a few areas of concern and some primer had some how got under the masking and the sponge on the inside of the canopy. It won't come off but it will have to do.
    7 points
  29. Decals on, weathered, and clear coated. On the home stretch of this very enjoyable build:
    7 points
  30. Nice kit to build with only a bit of hassle at intakes and wing to fuselage join. landing gear is very intricate and a bit fiddly to put together unless you pre assemble before fitting. finished with Cutting Edge decals for main markings and kit deals for all others. weathered with AK enamel panel line wash and Ammo Dust effects and coated with Microscale Matt Varnish to deaden the shine on the Cutting Edge decals. thanks for looking
    7 points
  31. . a beautiful kit to make with not a lot of pieces to bog you down. as usual painted in enamels and i used a set of Eagle Strike decals that are for the Blue Nose B*******ds of Bodney for the markings. Thanks for looking
    7 points
  32. Here is my Airfix Hawk T2 of 25 Sqn at RAF Valley. Thought the new squadron would a nice way to start on the Hawk stash. Still find getting a nice gloss finish a bit of a battle and this is my first effort with the gloss black. Additions for this kit were the Air Graphics decals and baggage pod, aftermarket metal Pitot Probe and scratch built wing tip missiles and aerial behind the cockpit..
    7 points
  33. This is my first Group Build, but I was impressed by the recent “Classic Airfix” so when this Frog one was floated I decided to have a go. I thought a little background would help as I am a geriatric “newbie”. I built my first aircraft kit back in 1957 - Airfix Lysander as I recall glued together with something thick and brown called Croid and left in silver grey plastic with the wheels and props coloured with Indian Ink. The next one was the Hurricane, and this time I used tubes of oil paint. I have been building kits ever since, usually not very well. In those young days I only w
    6 points
  34. This build is so old that I actually don't recall when I assembled this kit. Re-photographing and re-posting now for the sake of nostalgia. The text is from the time when I posted it somewhere, but that post is not dated. Another spawn from the Dungeons of Matchbox, with the usual colorful Ectoplastic treatment. After opening the box I realized I have seen a decal review of a civilian version, and following a fast search I order the set from Whiskey Jack Decals. I will elaborate on this matter later*. So there I was, battling valiantly again against the multi-colored
    6 points
  35. An OOB build of the outstanding Academy F-8 with the Italeri 1/72 carrier deck and Fujimi USN deck crew set. had to cut out the slats and flaps and lower the nose oleo to get that "bent forward in full afterburner look!!" Mr Colour paints with Tamiya panel line accenter and pastel chalk dusting
    6 points
  36. Italeri 1/48 C130K - Markings are mainly Xtradecal I flew in XV185 during an RAF Lyneham family day back in the eighties. They used to take the kids up for a flight and how some were not lost out the back when the ramp came down is still a mystery. Current status on XV185- scrapped This was built over a decade ago and was badly damaged in transit from the UK to Oz. Not flak as such, just over stressing the airframe due to my packing. Fuel tanks detached, fin partially detached. Now partially repaired with undercarriage raised. It's a bit big so stands on its side on
    6 points
  37. Bf 109 Trop every bit of terror
    6 points
  38. Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-83, USS Essex, Spring 1945 Kit: 1/72 Eduard Weekend 7450 Build thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235055707-a-cheeky-hellcat/
    6 points
  39. Hi guys, I used the 1/72 AMK Kfir C2/C7 as a base to convert it to a Cheetah C. The Kfir kit is really well detailed and accurate, and made it very pleasant to work with. The forward fuselage was extended just behind the cockpit, but the nose wheel bay had to remain in the same location. Some vents, Formation lights, panel lines and radar warning receivers were added. The canards are considerably larger and has different sweep angles than the Kfir ones, so new ones were made. The ejection seat is quite nicely detailed, so I only added harnesses to it. The instrument panel was
    6 points
  40. Thanks for the comments and likes Hull now painted and weathered plus legs added I've tried to make it look used. I don't think there would be much underwater growth. The discolouration below the waterline I did with a pin wash of various colours. Note I've stopped it short of the top of the anti fouling, I don't imagine there were many times she was fully loaded. Hope you like it . . . Kev
    6 points
  41. Finished the Type 277 radar. The antenna is made from spare WEM 1/600 County Class flight deck netting trimmed to a circle of approximate size, pressed around a hemispherical former and then edged with stretched sprue. Details are then built up with offcuts of PE frame and Evergreen 30 and 40 thou strip. The base is slightly higher than the one shown in the diagram linked in #33 but otherwise it wouldn't clear the guardrails and more matches this image. I need to give it a light wash to bring out some of the detail I realised after I took this photo. I've also finished off most
    6 points
  42. Thought I’d posted this. Holding here as that’s 12 hours since I started. RLM 80 mottles to be continued early tomorrow.
    6 points
  43. I've made a start on a new model which will be something I never really do - a diorama of sorts but really it's two model aircraft. I've had to depart from my preferred 1/48 scale for this for various reasons but let's simplify it down to kit availability. The ultimate aim is to try to recreate a scene like this: I expect the readership is well familiar with the USAF's Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) efforts which really came to maturity during the Vietnam war. The Sikorsky S-61R model in USAF service as the CH-3 was modified with long range tanks, refuelling prob
    5 points
  44. If I find the time I will try and do my Beaufort original frog kit and use the engines from a Russian Frog Beaufighter kit. It will be a basic build so don't expect much. I learnt my lesson doing the Frog Blenheim where I over stretched my skill level. I'm very committed to the Specialist GB at the moment, so I will see how I get on. This isn't an image of my kit, but it is the same box.
    5 points
  45. Hi, Having fond memories of building Frog kits in my youth I decided to participate in my first Group Build, but decided to keep it simple,so I started off with the Me 410 intending to follow it with the Bf 110G. However, as I am retired now and have perhaps more time than most other participants, and having drunk a little too much of the “Scottish Wine” as Shakespeare calls it (Whisky to the uninitiated), I rashly volunteered to finally attempt my ancient Shackleton MR3. I first came across this kit over 40 years ago in the window of a model shop in Chester – they had on display t
    5 points
  46. A warm and heartfelt welcome to yet another Classic kit Britmodeller Group Build. This time we are honouring one of histories true legends of Plastic kit construction - FROG (Flies Right Off the Ground). This Group build will be running for just over four months (01 June to 20 October), so there’s plenty of time to jump onboard and build that classic Frog kit thats been lurking in your stash for ages. Here’s a quick note on the GB rules, however as always - if in doubt, check with the GB hosts first! What is eligible: 1. Any kit that was o
    5 points
  47. Howdy Folks - I'm a bit late - but hopefully I can finish this Armourfast Jagdpanther... With a total of 15 parts and very little detail to speak of I think I stand a chance. The instructions are non existent and there are no decals - but I'll see what I can rustle up in the time allowed. Actually this diagram has more detail that the chassis itself - but this is supposed to be fun - so let the fun commence - I'm off to 'trim the sprue'. Catch you in a short while - Steve
    5 points
  48. An old Novo 1/72 Beaufighter with aftermarket decals finished as a Coastal Command Torpedo and rocket armed aircraft. the panel lines are pencil and chalk. All hand painted with Tamiya acrylics. Figure and jeep are Airfix, the truck is an old unnamed metal kit. The grass is some Czhek ready made mat and hangar printed off the net!! the base is mine!!
    5 points
  49. I have spent a little time this morning. I'm now on to my second strip of Tamiya 12mm tape. The fuselage is done and as can be seen I am now masking up the wings.
    5 points
  50. Last update for the day. Dark Brown has been applied. Will resume for the second 12hr period sometime tomorrow morning. Stand created.
    5 points
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