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  1. Afternoon. Well this went straight to the top of the list and has just been finished. Construction wise it's very nice and easy. I Used Aviaeology's RCAF FR Spitfire's to make MV348 "S", "Violet Dorothy III" flown by Sqn Leader Ken Lawson of 414 Squadron, late April - May 1945. Tamiya & Gunze paints used throughout, with details in Vallejo and Citadel. Final finish is W&N Galleria matt. The kit decals provided everything except the serial number, code letter and name, and they are some of the best kit decals I've ever used. Period. This is a great kit and looks the part.
    38 points
  2. Hi all! This model is from Special Hobby and in the 1/48 scale...this is a crazy weapon, four panzerfausts in the wings ,used by the germans in the last days of the conflit...hope you like it... Regards for all1 Till the next! Luiz.
    30 points
  3. I continued with my MIG-21 series. Here is one representative of the Cuban Air Force. So much for me now. Here's the picture, enjoy it.
    16 points
  4. Hi everybody; not much time for modelling during the WE; I had to take care of my yard and clean up the swimming pool (and I'm not done yet ... ) Anyway, here's what I did: I almost completely refined the tail fin, cutting away the excess plastic I previously added and sanding everything flush Then a dryfit of the rudder, which shows job to do on it and on the fin So I first fixed the fin: more plastic (styrene sheet, 0.5mm thick) added at the base Then another strip added to the top o
    11 points
  5. I was approached quite a while back via Britmodeller to commission build a two-seat Spitfire using the Tamiya Mk.IXc as a basis. After a long build period I'm calling this done - although looking at the photos I need to dust her again! What is it about model photography and dust? Based upon measurements of a TR. Mk IX fuselage in a jig, along with original Supermarine drawings, she's taken a lot longer than planned - but hopefully my client will like her. Middle and rear canopies vacuum-formed over resin patterns, front cockpit moved forward (as
    10 points
  6. lovely kit to build but the Decals leave a lot to be desired as they are heavy and very Matt like. Used a lot of setting solution to get them to bed down as best i could. Used the Aldi rattle can on it.thanks for looking.
    10 points
  7. 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
    9 points
  8. Here's the new tool Airfix Spitfire FR.XIV finished and build OOB. I've used most of the decals from the II(AC) squadron but depicted another aircraft on strength. I first saw this scheme on the Fighter Collections' Spitfire MK.14 in the mid-90's. They had applied their actual aircraft's serial in place of the original from SM927 though.
    9 points
  9. Uschi Van Der Rose .003 antenna, great stuff! But don’t drop your cut off piece, it’s so thin it disappears. The flat coat is Alclad Clear Flat, color coats are Model Master with some Tamiya for details. Antennas are reinforced with music wire. Stencils on the fuselage right side are arguing with me. The cowl is from Obscureco, very nice resin. Photos at the end are showing the F6F-3, FM-2, and F4U-1 relative to the A6M2 Zero and each other. The Wildcat fuselage needed to go on a diet!
    9 points
  10. 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
    9 points
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  12. Thanks everyone! Reading all the comments about my patience made me realise I've really tested all your patience with this WIP thread which has been sporadic at best. Thanks to everyone for their comments, suggestions and encouragement - it's been very much appreciated! This is the last post from me before RFI - a cool two years after I started! For those of you who are of an impatient bent, there's a teaser photo of the completed models at the end of the post. For those interested in the last few details - read on rather than skipping to the last two photos! Having pre
    9 points
  13. 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.......
    8 points
  14. This is a build I did around Christmas in only a few days. It's the ancient and most likely inaccurate Revell kit, and actually went together very nicely. I didn't bother with any extra details or anything, no filler, I just wanted to slap together a model straight out of the box and see how it went. It was also my first 1/48 model and one of now 6 Bf109s in that scale that I have (two complete, three WIP (I have a WIP thread for those currently), and one not started). Picture quality probably isn't great.
    8 points
  15. I agree, I've taped mine together and there is a slight gap which some PPP will sort out without too much hassle. The video reviewer says he can't understand why this is a separate part - I imagine its so the fuel filler and front windscreen dont have a seam down the middle which people would grumble about a-la Eduards IX (which cunningly compels you to get a Brassin replacement). Shouldn't have to do it? Well maybe, but I guess I'm in the minority nowadays raised on Frog & Matchbox stuff, or short run kits where parts have a nodding relationship to each other and the filler ne
    8 points
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  17. Good evening, 1/25 Batmobile, I used the Captain Jacks lighting kit to spruce it up. not visible in the picture, but the yellow light in the afterburner at the back flickers. Came with a sprue which had been chromed, (afterburner,engine cone at the front of the car, guns, etc) which didnt look right so I gave it a bath in oven cleaner and painted to more realistic colours. DSC_1839 by Richard Page, on Flickr _20190616_171945 by Richard Page, on Flickr _20190616_171722 by Richard Page, on Flickr _20190616_171636 by Richard Page, on Flickr _2019061
    7 points
  18. Hi, Some time ago I have bought Broplan conversion set to PBY6A and I had in stash PBY5A by Academy. But I realized, that the more interesting is other variant. I wrote to Broplan and the owner send me parts for hull, what made me possible do model of the the most distiguishable variant of Catalina - the Naval Factory PBN-1 Nomad. I apprecieted very much this possibility. I documented my buiild in WIP thread sorry if not in very details. The Academy kit is fameous for its "said to be" too small diameter of cowlings. So I increased it to 18 mm (details in
    7 points
  19. Thank you very much Valkyrie - you are most kind! Hi Giorgio. It's a shame you are not taking part - would have been great! No - I did understood what you meant! I have started a bit on the Typhoon but only sorting out the issue around the cockpit inserts. Please see below. Hi Craig. As always - you are way too kind, but thank you. This past weekend I have been concentrating on the Tiger - well on it's....many..... wheels! And this is where I am with them at the moment: Details of how I got to that point can b
    7 points
  20. OK, canopy masking. I was going to try the Molotow pens but the frames are straight so tape is fine. Curvy stuff to go over the top: (See the #15 blade Steve - just the job. As Paul Budzik suggests, curved blades can be pushed down a line and you can see where you're going) Not the best canopy to be honest. There's a small gap between the parts and the rear is a bit wobbly with a gap at the back: The front part is also a bit 'short'/bent here: …but nothing that can't be filled, probably with some more of Bil
    7 points
  21. Hello everyone, it's time to add something new The rear gun station is almost finished (except the gunsight ) and tahat how it looks like: Next step was the cockpit. First I've airbrushed polished aluminium on the floor, the second step was a layer of heavy chipping effects. After this the base colour was added. After it was dry I've got it wet wit water and chipping could began. To protect my work before weathering I've put two layers of gloss varnish. Weathering has started with black and streaking grime oils, than aluminium and s
    7 points
  22. 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.
    7 points
  23. My first attempt at a WIP here on Britmodeller, a 1/48 Nord Pingouin, soon ended on the shelf. So I'm making a second try, this time with something more straight-forward. The Airfix 1/48 kit of the Spitfire 24 is well known and has been around for over 20 years. I built its close relative, the Seafire 47, shortly after it was released. I like this series of kits really well, even though there is room for improvements. My intention is to build W2-A as it appeared in Hong-Kong in the early fifties. W2-A is an option on the decal sheet that comes with the kit, and a number of photos
    6 points
  24. OOB, Caracal decals. Write up coming shortly.
    6 points
  25. Dear modellers, My first time on this section. Normally I build aircraft models, but sometimes I have a urge to build a compleet different model, like truck models of the thirties. Just finished my latest model, I hope you enjoy the photographs, just taken outside with the sun shining ! With kind greetings, JohnHaa
    6 points
  26. FROG/Eastern Express, Soviet Spitfire Mk.Vb, 1942, "FROG GB meets Spitfire A-Go-Go..." Here are some finished images. If anything, this build reminded me that aside from the Migs, etc...I have very few Russian/Soviet aircraft on the shelves, a dearth that must be rectified! I must get cracking on some more WW2 Soviet birds! Many thanks to the GB hosts! I'll get into another one presently...back to the Fokker VIIb 'Southern Cross' , I hope... --John
    6 points
  27. Thanks, Cliff. A bit of fun here with the interior but it really brings home to me the precarious nature of flying back then. Smithy says in his book that the Fokker F.VIIB-3M was (as far as he knew) one of the largest aircraft in existence at the time. Even so, with the amount of additional mods done for the long distance flying, conditions ended up being cramped, uncomfortable and noisy. Pioneering spirit required by the container load! Thanks, Steve. That's what drew me to the 'Trailblazers' - they all have a story to tell. Just hope I get it near to right! Gettin
    6 points
  28. Cheers both! I am going above and beyond what I’d expect to do for a kit of this age and provenance. However, Adrian shows the way, and if I think of myself as a modeller then I should occasionally bite the bullet and do the graft! Knowing the fuselage shape/profile is incorrect and just building it from the box, and then trying to pass it off as an accurate scale model won’t wash. Besides, I’m also making an effort to convert it to a MkII. Once the fuselage reprofiling is done, and I’ve worked out the cockpit detailing, this little plane should come together fairly qui
    6 points
  29. Radiator flaps will be open, so if you crane your neck you'll be able to see inside. Plus, you can pop a few cervical discs in the process. No work this week as I'm in Delaware for a week at the beach house. Will take my three year old grandson to the Military Airlift Command museum at Dover on Tuesday. Start 'em early I say. Cheers, Bill
    6 points
  30. I'm on a bit of a roll at the moment, yet another gets finished today. Heavy rain at this end means plenty of shed time! This time it's the later version of FROGs P40 Kittyhawk Cleaned up in 1969 as part of a deal with AMT, the engraved panel lines and transfer guides were replaced with fine raised lines and the placement guides got done away with. This enabled more than one decal option and the FROG version got two western desert options. Here's how mine turned out, box stock as usual. Nothing added except paint. I'
    6 points
  31. 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
    5 points
  32. So thanks to @Richard E who has kindly offered up some decals, the plan is to build a 1/72 airfix mosquito mk vi. I will also be cannibalising an old Tamiya mosquito for its interior detail and better wheels. It was given to me, in a bit of a state, to use for spares by a work colleague. photos etc will go up as soon as I get a moment, but probably after I get back from Malta. Rob
    5 points
  33. 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
  34. Hi guys, just finished my F-14B and F/A-18F "Jolly Rogers". The display base is 20cm x 40cm. Flight deck is scratch build with plastic plate. Hobbyboss Tomcat, Hasegawa Super Hornet and Fujimi tractor. I use figures from Reedoak, RBF from Eduard and Tie-down set from Infini-model. 1/72nd scale. Took around 2 months to complete all of them. For sure there're some timeline mistakes between them e.g. tractor and ordnance.'' 1/72 VF-103 F-14B Tomcat "Jolly Rogers" US Navy F-14B Tomcat BuAerNo. 162918/AA100 of VF-103 Jolly Rogers, Operation Iraqi Freedom III, USS John F
    5 points
  35. Since my paratrooper vignette has reached critical mass I thought I'd start on a scene I've been wanting to build for years. I got this set of Dragon US Rangers a long time ago and have dreamed of building a section of the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to scale to show how daunting their objective was on D-Day. 100' cliffs means a diorama 37" tall Lots of pieces for four figures I painted the heads at the same time I did the Canadian paratrooper heads And started assembling the figures. These will take a while becaus
    5 points
  36. Are you sure that this shouldn't be a LACK of belief in a universal bond, and that someone misheard the second letter? Ian
    5 points
  37. I just checked "flash" on my second kit, and its there but no where as much as in Paul Budzik's video. It probably on a par with my first kit form memory. As you mention- its easy to fix, but why it's there is a question I think Aunty A needs to address. The fit of the fuel tank cover on my kit was good - nowhere near as awful as in the video. The only filler I used on my model was some mr Surface 1000 brushed into few places where I felt things could be subdues a little i.e around the rocker covers. it's not a bad fit there at all- but it's just a bit obvious. It's puzzling as to why
    5 points
  38. You sound like the Linux Ubuntu naming commitee Cheers, Moggy
    5 points
  39. Update #5 This is the end result after a second Primer session. My priming weapon of choice is Gunze's Mr. Surfacer 1000 thinned with Mr. Color Levelling thinner. The first coat revealed a number of minor imperfections and missed areas, which is hardly surprising after all the cutting and sanding involved. Once these areas were attended too another thinned coat was applied however there is still one minor missed flaw I've now spotted on the starboard upper wing aileron, this should fill up fairly easily. For something different I sprayed just a fine mist layer of straight Levelling
    5 points
  40. A miracle has occured, and its not even Christmas! Amazingly after months of inaction due to a severe lack of correct colours the hull is almost finished!! Couple of touchups and she will be ready for the rest of the build, oh and the anti-fouling paint and boot top. Cheers Warren
    5 points
  41. I've had a crack at fading the paintwork and I think I'm heading in the right direction. As I thought, the application of some fresh Intermediate Blue, scrubbed on with a near dry brush contrasted a bit against the clear darkened finish. Working on the 'If some is good, more must be better' method, I added another even lighter drybrushing in Humbrol Azure Blue. That's got me to here... ... I'll leave it to dry right out and then decide if it needs more. The marks on the fuselage white bar are down to my mistake. I had painted the white areas of the bars with very pale
    5 points
  42. it is the old Mono/Revell lit with the raised panel lines. it is finished in French air force markings of the Franco-Algerian conflict. it was a nce kit to build but the instructions dating from 81 are a bit confusing plus even the rockets are put on wrong on the picture on the instruction booklet. as usual the NMF was done with the aldi spray can and the decals are from the kit. thanks for looking
    5 points
  43. I've looked through Air Britain's The Anson File to find the Anson stationed at Takoradi in 1946. I found that the 10 Anson C. 12s, serialed PH673-679 and 691 were used by the West Africa Communications Squadron from August 1946 to November 1947. It is most probable that your great uncle's Anson was one of them. I could find only one C.12 photo of PH serial range. Hope this will be of some help. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
    5 points
  44. So who do you have lined up to make this elusive sensible first post? Or are you claiming an outbreak of being sensible yourself?
    5 points
  45. Interior complete and installed. A little bare and no seats. Therefore, I will be adding these two eager Sub Lieutenants to fill the void. Fuselage closed up and the fit isn't half bad. No gaps and a little seam for cleaning up. The uppe rear deck needed a little tape to keep it together.
    5 points
  46. Hopefully this is the last appearance of this in the build thread All being well it will move into the Gallery later in the week,
    5 points
  47. Hi Folk's,well got a hour at the bench over this afternoon sprayed my take on the underside blue which dried nicely. Now I know it's a bit rough but trust me after the earth and dark green get a second coat it will look better,once done I'll re-visit the blue and tidy up the demarcation lines.Photos show the fuel tanks in dark green over blue with a wavy demarcation between the two,remember also the large area of rear fuselage that needs painting various shades of metal.All in all a good couple of day's catch up to the Maryland which I'll get on with this week.
    5 points
  48. Hi folks Back with a little more... I tried skinning the bottom of the airscoop in one piece, pre-rivetted, but I couldn;t get a good fit.. you can see the gap between the bottom and adjacent panel here.. ..so I decided to try it in two halves, tring to lose the join line down the middle - here the first half starts to get persuaded into shape.. ..and both halves with the skin overlap in the middle.. ..after sanding the join out, the rear of the panel is cut to shape and the waste peeled off..
    5 points
  49. Well, Heather's only finished one and Tony has only managed a rather meagre two, so I guess it's still quite early in the GB! Here's a Novo re-pop of Percival Proctor F341, build thread here: Thanks for looking, Adrian
    5 points
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