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  1. Hi Folks This is my recently completed 1/48 Kinetic Hornet. It represents A21-7 as she was circa 2006 with 77 Squadron and finally gave me a chance to use my Afterburner Decals Hornet sheet. I added some extra goodies into this project. Resin Seat, Resin wheels (Nose-AMS resin , Main - Attack Squadron), Resin burner cans (Attack Squadron). AIM-132 ASRAAM from Airfix spares, Litening Pod from Tamiya spares and scratch modified TACTS pod. Eduard etch set in the cockpit abd some epoxy putty intake FOD bungs. Paints used were MRP and SMS Lacquers. Happily fo
    41 points
  2. Hello All, My interpretation of a 354 Sqn RAF Liberator that carried an all Australian crew. OOB. Interesting to note the different colour saturation between indoor under Fluoro lighting and late evening light. Happy to take questions. Ian
    31 points
  3. Hello again, Another kit built a few years back. This is the Italeri boxing of the fabulous Acc Miniatures Avenger. IMHO one of the most buildable and rewarding kits ever. An Eduard mask set though is a no-brainier. As ever Gunze and Tamiya throughout. Oh and a dirty great Alclad torpedo! And then the pics.......
    25 points
  4. Hi, This is Tamiya's excellent 1/48th Buffalo. An older kit made a while back but one that I really enjoyed. The previous one I made was the Matchbox kit back in the 70s, I think I got it free as I saved up a load of other Matchbox kit tokens. Mr Hobby Aqueous and Tamiya paints as ever. I was pleased with how the shading and chipping came out. Big thank you to Eduard for having a masking set of a less common type! Feedback welcome, it's how we improve.
    24 points
  5. Well, this one was a bit of a struggle.... Although it looks lovely in the box and all the pre release 'hype' I personally found all is not well when putting it together. OK, some of it might have been me maybe expecting more than I should but I'm just not happy with the overall experience...Hey ho.. Anyway, as you can see it's finished in SAAF markings as a favour to a SA friend. The decals (and again these didn't help but obviously no fault of kit ...) are from MAV decals and are rather opaque (so I used 2 sets) and are ALPS printed so tend to be rather (dotty?) for want of a better wor
    20 points
  6. Hi mates! This is a great model of the Hs 123 from GasPatch in the 1/48 scale. See the pictures : Hope you like it! Regards! Luiz.
    20 points
  7. As addition to the topic of Toryu may I add some models from the "golder aera "? I had bought several Fury's , because I knew that it was possible to build a few different versions . So here is the first: the Persian version with the Wright Hornet engine. With greetings JohnHaa
    19 points
  8. Here is the latest Revell Bristol Beaufighter TF.X. I built this kit for a review in the Dutch IPMS magazine. It was built straight out of the box, except for the Eduard seatbelts. Actually, it is a pretty good kit. Only some minor fitting issues, a very fragile landing gear and the instructions leave you with some guess work. Hope you like.
    18 points
  9. OOB, Caracal decals. Write up coming shortly.
    17 points
  10. Although finished a couple of years ago I haven't managed to shoot some decent pictures of my two 1/48 Hasegawa Drakens before now. First one is a J35J in Swedish colours. I painted it with Alclad, Xtracolor and Humbrol. Decals are from the kit itself. The second one is this J35Ö in Austrian colours. I used Xtracolor and kit decals on this one. Jens
    16 points
  11. Hi all, I’m happy to report the roll out of my latest build, representing McDonnell NF-101A Voodoo 53-2438 which was used in the late fifties and early sixties as a test machine at Eglin AFB, Florida. At the date of the build she was being used to test aerodynamic “shapes” for the Hayes Industries Prometheus supersonic drone programme. As a very early Voodoo – one of the first pre-production batch - she was simpler than the later fighters and thus for me it meant leaving out some aerials, nose cannons, etc. Other than this she is straight out of the box with the exceptions that I
    13 points
  12. Here we go . . . . the diorama is complete. Just an odd touch up and flash with matt varnish. I wont be posting in RIP for a bit as I want to make a frame/base with a perspex cover. If I manage. I'll post in RIP. So let the pics do the talking " Home from the War " In the following pic you can see the chain strop fed through the forward part of the keel. This was shackled to the capstan wire visible in the foreground and used to pull the boat up the slipway. The granite is actually grooved in real life and discoloured by the ke
    12 points
  13. It’s been a while since I’ve completed a model and this has been due to some fairly serious family issues (enough said), but finally I’ve managed to do a quick build of what is probably my most favourite 50’s Jet, the Hawker Sea Hawk. This is the Hobbyboss 1/72 version of the Mk. 101 in German markings and as kits go the fit and finish of the parts is excellent, especially compared to the ancient Airfix moulding. The only mods I’ve done to the kit is the addition of a resin ejector seat and to replace the kit aerials with stretched sprue versions. I can already see one or two areas for improve
    11 points
  14. Hi all! My first work posted here, a HS 126 from ICM in the 1/48 scale, the plane is painted in Condor Legion camo squeme, 1938. It took to me one month to finish it...I´m retired, of course... The figures are of ICM, too. Hope you like i!. Now the shots : Till the next! Best regards for all! Luiz.
    10 points
  15. Hi All, here my Tiger Ie from 1/35 Tamiya. In june 1944 six Tiger, starting from Paderborn, were transported to Gumbinnen (East Prussia) with crews from Pz. Ers. Ausb. Abt. 500 to join the rest of GD battalion. The tanks weared a two tone camouflage pattern and lacked of turret numbers. You can find two pictures and a colour profile in superlative "Tiger in combat" by W.Schneider. Here some pics of my interpretation. For painting I over sprayed whole model with a Tamiya XF1 black base. Then, in a cloud pattern, the first camouflage color: XF60 lightened with 30% o
    9 points
  16. Here is the second one, it is a modification of the old kit, I wondered if it was possible to add the retractable undercarriage. See here the result .. Enjoy the photographs ! With greetings JohnHaa
    9 points
  17. Hi guys, this is my latest project and also my first attempt at scratch building an entire model. It is a 1/72 what-if of Convair's Model 200 V/STOL proposal from the 1970s for a Sea Control Fighter in fictional VF-151 markings. It was difficult finding plans that matched; it seems Convair kept modifying their proposal throughout the years. Built from plastic card, loads of Milliput, and a smash-moulded canopy and main landing gear doors. The exhaust comes from a Crayola marker tip. Construction was based on the profiles and framing method I saw on the excellent French Maquette7
    8 points
  18. Hello Chaps Thought I'd jump in on this one. Had so little time for modelling the last few years but fingers crossed I can get this done. Didn't really build any Frog kits as a kid. My local model shop, Teddington Model Shop, now sadly gone, didn't stock them. I mainly built Airfix and Matchbox and occasionally saved my pennies for a Tamiya kit, although I think I spent more time drooling over the Tamiya catalogue than building their kits! I'm going to build this little beauty just as our amphibian overlords intended, straight OOB no additions. Not sure about the decals, the protect
    7 points
  19. Hi All This was an experiment to see if I could a) fit the Eduard Zoom interior etch set and b) cut the stock canopy and alter the fuselage to show it in the open position In conclusion, I feel I lost to the etch but the canopy theory worked, so let's call it a draw. WIP here Comments and suggestions welcome Cheers Steve
    7 points
  20. Airframe completed, mind you there are only 6 parts. Went together reasonably fine, there was a gap at the nose but that might be my over enthusiastic amount of liquid lead for ballast, and a bit of a step along the rear fuselage. Which strangely changes sides half way along. So slathered in some DPP and left to dry overnight. The putty on the wings is to rectify the moulded on roundel. And here here we are after a thorough sanding session. I think a little more work might be needed on the upperworks but let's see how it looks after some paint is on.
    7 points
  21. My 2nd entry (a third is on its way)
    6 points
  22. Hi these are some of my 28mm figures I have been painting over the last few months,They are Napoleonics,Freikorps Werdenfels, 2 sets of Crossbow men teams and the Marlborough's War figures I am working on.Also 3 pics of my growing Napoleonics.Cheers.
    6 points
  23. Hello Brit Modellers, I was super excited to start this group build, but life got in the way, and I'm a little late in starting my build: This is the oldest model kit I have ever built, being made before my time. For those of you who might have made this kit in the halcyon days of youth, here is a shot of the instruction sheet. Should be simple enough. Here are all the pieces laid out with the extra goodies, including replacement cannons from Master Models. bits from spares, and a spare vac-u-form canopy, just in case.
    6 points
  24. Here's the Hobby Boss 1/48 LCM-3 kit. I thought this would be OOB, but I soon found quite a lot of detail was off. Scratch building includes the entire ramp control system (bow sheaves, equalizing sheave and channel, cable guides, ramp lock release cable, athwartship cable sheaves and guides), cargo hold engine compartment vents, Mark 21-1 mounts, water barrel, bilge pump, boat hooks, life preserver ring rack, navigation lamp mast. rudders, and skegs. The control console was mostly rebuilt, the wheel was reshaped, and scratch engine throttles, ramp winch clutch, gyro compass repeater, and magn
    6 points
  25. Hi everyone. Although I’m long in the tooth this is my first post on the forum. Up first is my Airfix Sea Fury just completed. The kit was built mainly OOB apart from Eduard seatbelts and replacement wheels from Barracudacast. I replaced the pitot tube with brass tube and the u/c door jacks with nickel rod. Like others I spent a lot of time on the cowling - the worst (and really only) difficulty with the kit. I’m pretty selective about after market and I’m too cheap to fork out for the resin cowling upgrade. However the wheels are far better than the kit and avoids a lot of cleani
    6 points
  26. as others have mentioned, there is a seam, this is the Mk.24 at Hendon, but same cowling more here worth looking through in light of the panel line debate. eg FWIW, @Paul Budzik, who did the video review, when he scratch built a 1/32nd Tempest, he engraved the panel lines in the final paint coat! the debate will run and run, but I fear Airfix have to work to a price set by the accountants. And as such, they work on the principle of overall 'pretty good' while 'we' here expect at least 'excellent' (t
    6 points
  27. Hi! Just epic video atomic icebreaker "Yamal". On 1:24 & 2:24 great plot for diorama as for my. Especially if the diorama at 2:24 electrify and place in a darkened box! I don’t know if atomic icebreaker "Yamal" models are in scale, but the video is very cool! B.R. Serge
    6 points
  28. Dear modellers, Here is my tutorial how I build my scratch models. I remembered I had made an extensive photo gallery building this model, so after some searching I dug up these pictures. I hope, they are of some use for the modeller community … For the story of this plane, please have a look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_D.XII To the pictures:
    6 points
  29. Calling it done - 1/72 Hobbyboss A-7B Corsair II VA-215 "Barn Owls" of USS Roosevelt, 1970. Build direct from the box. Good fitting with awesome decals.
    6 points
  30. Nice honest review of the kit here. For those that are saying it compares well with Tamiya and Eduard quality wise may like to book an appointment at the opticians after viewing it! Good tip on building the cockpit tub in there as well which i'll be using when I build mine.
    6 points
  31. Tailplanes! A moment of opportunity at the bench ... Tailplanes provided with locating pins & holes ... But the resultant location was not quite right - the rudder & elevator hinge lines & the fuselage panel joint should all align ... .. but not quite here, and less so other side. So tip of the blade to elongate the holes ... While I was at it I scribed a fairly deep trench there to aid glue keying. I’ve seen others drill into the chord of the tailplanes & insert lengths of b
    6 points
  32. It's caused by lack of proximity to a Prop&Jet resin engine I believe Terry. Until one is fitted, it's doubtful that any paint will in fact adhere to the aircraft at all.
    6 points
  33. A Tornado GR.1 doing it`s thing....., Revell kit, 1/72 Scale, blurred base from Coastal Kits Thanks for looking.
    6 points
  34. Thanks Kris. The options are for a carrier without a tarp, with a tarp or just with a tarp frame. It'll be important to see the interior so it's a carrier with a frame but without a tarp Using Tamiya liquid cement the separate pieces are located using Gator grip PVA glue and then the longitudinal section is "welded" with the Tamiya glue. Easier than it threatened.. The "formers" for the tarp are heated in a Cigarette lighter flame to soften and then are "rolled" over a 2mm metal rod to "curve" them. on again easier tha
    6 points
  35. Hasegawa's 1/72 scale F-4C/D kit, built SFB as F-4C 63-7618 of 57 FIS out of Keflavik, Iceland at the 1976 William Tell Gunnery Competition held at Tyndall AFB in Florida, USA
    5 points
  36. @TonyW, What a great collection of Lightnings you have there too! The black and yellow tailed one (111 Sqn?) is one I want to do sometime soon too, but after doing some lesser known ones first. It gives me a great excuse to continue obtaining the 'World's Best Aircraft' kits... The wings are together now, I needed to fill three holes where the over-wing tanks were fitted (one hole was still flashed over!). I am not a fan of having the wing tanks on, it seems to detract from the clean lines of the Lightning to me. I have only done one with the tanks before, but may change my mind on
    5 points
  37. Well this project isn’t dead, it’s just tired out after a long squawk... I decided to get the wings sanded down a bit better and sprayed them with good ole Halfords filler primer. Beautiful plumage: Wake up Polly!! I will leave that to dry thoroughly and (sigh) get the coarse sandpaper out... Regards, Adrian
    5 points
  38. Lockheed F-94C Starfire 27th FIS, Wright Patterson AFB. 1955. 1/72 Emhar with Squadron Replacement Cockpit and Wheels + Flightpath Access Ladder.
    5 points
  39. This is a conversion of the Dragon (now re-released by Revell) 1:32nd scale Bf-110C into a G using the AIMS set. AIMS have designed their kit so it just drops into place with no major surgery required. You get the interior update parts, engines, nose, weapon fits, choice of schemes and Master turned brass aerials. The resin is very finely cast with some lovely panel details. There is also an extensive etched fret. The instructions are in the form of a CD disc which includes loads of reference photos. I used a set of HGW seat belts instead of the etched ones that come w
    5 points
  40. Airbrushed Humbrol 28 grey earlier this afternoon.
    5 points
  41. Just another quick update - windscreen surround filler now addressed and sanded down with various grades of paper, finishing with 2000. But, managed to slightly scratch the side panel with 400 paper, so sanded carefully with the 2000, then a cotton bud with a little t-cut, and finally another clean cotton bud with some MER... and cleaned with yet another cotton bud with cold water. It'll do - until some black... and then some primer goes on. IMG_20190614_201030145-01 by Jonathan Hughes, on Flickr IMG_20190614_201020084-01 by Jonathan Hughes, on Flickr IMG_20190614_201003117-01 b
    5 points
  42. As promised, a flurry of activity in the Martian cave has seen the IP, seats and fuel tank detail painted and fitted. Doesn't sound much does it but the IP alone took over two hours before I was happy with it. However, I am reasonably happy with how the interior is shaping up. I need to make some target banners for the winch operator's station. Does anyone have any thoughts on what colour they should be? My initial thoughts are a very pale grey canvas sort of colour. Thanks for looking Martian
    5 points
  43. A few more pix of the plane, just to keep you guys amused until I get some more build shots up. If you look REALLY close, you can even see some of my work here!
    5 points
  44. This is the new Tamiya Gustav. I've described the build and some comparisons with the Fine Molds kit here: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/72nd_aircraft/tamiya-bf-109-g-finally-t10800.html When all is said and done, I like this kit very much. Both it and the FM offering have their advantages, but this model is a generation newer and it shows. The new Exito Decals performed very well and they are to be commended for releasing this esoteric subject. IMG_7311 by Barry Numerick, on Flickr IMG_7313 by Barry Numerick, on Flick
    4 points
  45. Here's the new kit from Tamiya and blue stuff additive decals for the 24hrs licensing.
    4 points
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  47. Fuselage halves are bonded together, so now the stage which I find probably the least enjoyable, the panel line engraving/scribing. The wings and tailplanes have been engraved, being relatively flat they were not too much of a problem, and most of the panel lines on the fuselage will be mainly straightforward too, except for one panel line which is right at the tip of the nose, and because of it's location is surprisingly awkward to engrave. I tried holding curved templates in place but that was impossible, and even thin strips of plastic tape placed in position, to scribe against, did not wor
    4 points
  48. Thank you @giemme, @Nikolay Polyakov and @Sharknose. Right that missing (sic) stripe on the tail fin. After careful deliberation and ample coffee I came up with this idea Post it notes. Careful with the tape there Eugene (Any Floyd fans out there) Then masked with the post it note. Thankfully avoiding the decals, which I had given a coat of gloss varnish to protect them. Just the other one to do now. Happy weekend you lot. All comments welcome. Simon.
    4 points
  49. End of another week at the coalface. Cockpit time. Cockpit parts painted a medium grey, washed and dry brushed with light grey and silver. The 'pit' is a relatively simple affair as far as I can make out from pics and seem to be devoid of things like throttle blocks and stuff, god knows where would have been. Stretcher sitting dry at moment, just in case I find something to do before the lid goes on. Upper fuselage sitting there to see what the pit looks like. Still need to fit the 'stick' but not yet. This close-up
    4 points
  50. I feel like I'm making a bit of a hash out of this presentation. I did this work a while ago and my photos are poorly organized. I think I will try the "Show a few sub assemblies at a time." approach. The Sperry ball turret found on most B-17s is a series of aluminium castings, bolted together and with all the other bits attached to the castings Right and left outer castings. Gun mounts in place and the shell ejection chutes are being made of balsa shapes covered in .010 sheet styrene. The .50 cal were also 3d printed and, except for trying to get r
    4 points
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