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  1. Hi all! The plane is a Junkers Ju 88 A4 from Hasegawa on the 1/72 scale, I chose the version used in night operations. The camouflage is a bit dark, but after all it was a plane used at night ... See the photos: Hope you enjoy it! Regards! Luiz.
    27 points
  2. It's been almost exactly three months since I began this project: and I'm finally ready to post this RFI For details on this build, the WIP can be found here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235053675-convair-b-58-hustler-172/ I've got lots to show, so grab your candy &popcorn from the lobby and settle into your seat! Aftermarket items include Caracel's excellent B-58 decal set; Aires afterburner cans and nozzles; photoetch sets from Airwaves and Eduard; and Master Model's B-58 nose probe &
    23 points
  3. Hello everyone! Here is Aoshima's 1:72 Focke-Wulf Ta 152H-0 which I built back in 2013. It represents “Green 3” of Stab/JG301, Luftwaffe, at Stendal/Neustadt-Glewe, Germany, April 1945. This machine was flown by Obfw. Josef Keil on 10 April 1945, when he shot down a P-47 over Kassel. It was also flown by Obfw. Walter Loos on 20 April, 1945. The kit was built mostly OOB. I only replaced the nose piece with a more accurate resin part from Quickboost and added belts from an Eduard etched set of WWII Luftwaffe belts. Most of the decals were from an Eagle Strike sheet with t
    21 points
  4. U-2 with Bakshaev sanitary tapes. Model from ICM. Of the additional accessories used resin motor and photo-etched parts. Regards. Alex.
    20 points
  5. This is ICM's Mig 25 in 48th scale. Built out of the box except for a pilot figure from Aerobonus. The kit went together with hardly any fuss, especially if you take into account the unusual method of assembly for the fuselage behind the cockpit. It was made up from side, top & bottom panels with the rear side panels including the fins. I used Humbrol enamels for the overall grey and AK paints for the metallic colours.
    19 points
  6. Well calling it done after more than 2 years WIP link Some close ups to follow beefy
    17 points
  7. Hi guys, The recent Grumman F-9F posts of Gary Brandley and “crobinsonh” reminded me of my own build some 15 years ago which has not been presented to this forum yet – unlike most of my other ones... So, here it is: It took me almost 21 months and It was extensively reworked adding a lot of scratch-built details. BLACK BOX No.48023 resin cockpit set was the only aftermarket product used apart from the decals which is a combination of EAGLE STRIKE’s No.48114 and SUPERSCALE’s No.48-778 sheets.
    17 points
  8. Hi there, I finished this kit a couple of weeks ago and though I don't build many aircraft I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The kit went together well with no real issues and the decals were fine also. I think I may have to build a few more WW2 aircraft as that era is of great interest to me. Hope you enjoy viewing.
    17 points
  9. Hello from Russia! The model from Trumpeter is crossed with a resin set SBS Model. Also use photoetched set Eduard, the brass parts of Master, and the vacuum parts of Pavla Models. Trumpeter kit is very complex and requires cardinal processing to make it look like a prototype MiG-19PM. Alex.
    16 points
  10. Latest off the bench is the Valom kit of the Islander, in the markings of HM Coastguard. The kit is along the lines of a Special Hobby offering. Needs a lot of work and the basic colour of the plastic (beige) does not help. The decals are from the kit and are "thin" to say the least. I did fill the nose with lead believe it or not but it seems happier dragging it's bum. please feel free to comment etc. Thanks for looking Dick
    15 points
  11. I present the Revell A319 in the colour scheme introduced by Austrian Airlines in 2002. This is a sort of accidental model. My original intention was to finish the A319 in the multi-coloured “Park Inn” scheme carried by D-AKNF of Germanwings. However that came to an abrupt end when I discovered an unfixable problem with the Nazca decals. Luckily I hadn’t started the long and complex painting job but I was left with a “white-tail” A319 in need of an airline, not to mention about £30-worth of Vallejo and Tamiya paint which I had bought specially for the project. After lo
    14 points
  12. I'd best get this inspected before dan gets his very detailed and exellent 1/72 airfix HU5 SEA KING finished, I've built it as part of "the specialist" group build ,its an AEW.2 SEA KING in 72nd scale by dragon ,cyberhobby, i used some of the eduard aew.2 equipment ,cockpit,and exterior pe sets, and made a few little alterations to the base kit , to represent an 849 squadron helicopter, I've made a base to resemble a section of HMS illustrious deck ( unfortunately US carrier tie downs included) ,the wooden part of the base is yet to be fixed as it needs varnishing, Hope you lik
    13 points
  13. Afternoon all, Here is my entry for the 'Specialist' Group Build, Italeri's 1/72 SR-71 Blackbird, pretty much out of the box all bar a brass/resin pitot set and the addition of some astronauts left over from a recent Airfix Lunar Module build. The paint has been weathered using oil paints. The decals aren't that bad and conformed well with set/sol the silvering is purely down to me getting the gloss coat badly wrong with my first use of Alclad II Aqua Gloss. It is not a stellar kit with some loose and ill defined fitting of the major airframe assemblies plus some well d
    13 points
  14. Hi Guys Eduard weekend edition Mig-21MF quick build. That was very good set, no problems during build. Slovak Air Force "agressor" painting scheme. Model painted with Tamiya paints, details with brush Vellejo, Revell and Model Master paints. I use Eduard brassin wheels for main landing gear. Comparison with the Zvezda's Mig-21 1:72 scale model.
    13 points
  15. This is my latest model: F-16C Block 52+ , Polish Air Forces. I used rather poor kit of Revell, plus few aftermarkets: Master's sensors, decals of ModelMaker and Techmod, camouflage masks of ModelMaker, Aires exhaust nozzle, Res/Kit wheels and Eduard AGM-154C bombs. Enjoy.
    10 points
  16. I've been working on this particular project for a few years with a build log on ontheslipway.com and a thread on modelwarships.com. I'll just continue where I am now, working on the anchors. I'm slowly preparing the replace the anchor arrangement I have now. Once this is done I can continue adding a layer of primer to the foredeck. The rest of the fore deck in now done Rear deck was already painted (plank by plank, of course) Progress is painfully slow, with taking a lot of time per sub assembly and modeling being a bi
    8 points
  17. hello 1:144 fans! for IPMS the Netherlands I have built a test shot of their incredible AN-225, the largest aircraft in the world. And also the largest aircraft I ever built. Complete build report can be found in MIP #3 of IPMS the Netherlands. Enjoy and have a relaxiing vacation.
    8 points
  18. An older build that finally made it out to the airport. This is the 1/48 Monogram Panther, painted with ModelMaster gloss dark blue. I would’ve liked to take more pics but I was afraid the gusty wind might take her airborne any minute. (there's that wind again!) This kit has a lot of nice detail, especially the cockpit. The framing on the windscreen was way too big so I sanded it all off and masked it with tape to get the more correct size frame. I read about the canopy frame issue in FSM years ago. I was really hesitant to sand them off but I jumped in and gave it a try. Believe me, I was
    8 points
  19. I had today off and unfortunately the wife had to go to work - what a shame. She should be glad though - I put the day to good use. After working for months on the Fly Wessex interspersed with bouts of railway shenanigans I sat myself down today and thought just what am I going to do then? At that point I spotted the baby Wessex that had sat languishing form many, many months without any progress and thought it was about time to give it some care and attention. Way back some long time ago, I had primed then given a coat of dark grey, however, the dark grey was looking a bit forlo
    8 points
  20. This is a great kit from Tamiya it literally falls together no issues whatsoever. The decals go down great and there's a lot of detail on the interior as well. For the price I have yet to find a better kit. Hope you enjoy viewing.
    7 points
  21. Some years ago(25~30 years), when the only game in town was the Matchbox Victor (and the aircraft was a long way off retirement) a friend of mine, Keith, asked me to build his kit. Life, work, kids, house moves etc all conspired to get in the way of finishing it off. Well, I have been going through a few "shelf queens" as another friend of mine refers to them and I have finally I got to finish her off. As most of you know, the Matchbox kit has a few issues and I have tried to address a few of them. The kit has mainly raised panel lines and some quirk in the mould design resulted in f
    7 points
  22. This time the model of a jet plane and so I return to my favorite topic (jets). F / A-18F Super Hornet 'VFA-102 50th Anniversary Trumpeter 1:32 scale set, the model is not simple to build. I tried to do the model without strong weathering. Of course, the model is made straight from the box.
    7 points
  23. As predicted, it didn't take long to assemble this little plane. Over the last week, during spare moments here and there, I joined the wing, stabiliser and fuselage halves. I also decided to titivate things a bit by replicating the raised ridges where the outer wings were fitted, and scribe some extra panels after the RS Models Maggie. Of course, I didn't take any photos of this. I did take a photo as I fitted the stabs and wings today. Here she is, with the wings propped in the hopes they will set level. The raised ridges referred to earlier are the white
    7 points
  24. Sorry, its been a while since I've posted any updates on this. I had lost interest a bit and lately I've had to force myself to work on this. I've made some progress and I think I'm starting to get my mojo back. There are now two wall assemblies. As I started to dry assemble things I discovered that I needed to lengthen the walls on either side. Its a bit of a bodge. Hopefully not too noticeable once painted. I also reworked the bottom vents. I didn't like how they looked compared with the top ones, so I tore them out and replaced them. I think it was worth the effort and heartach
    7 points
  25. Guys I'm sorry, life has got in the way… Mrs B's birthday today and we're off for the weekend but I hope to update something on Sunday. Keep up the chat
    7 points
  26. Latest build. Mark DSCN3447 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3448 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3449 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3452 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3453 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3454 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3455 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3460 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3461 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3462 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr
    6 points
  27. I bought the Fisher Patter 1/32nd F-9F Panther in 2003 when it first appeared. This was my first resin model. It was a great experience and I used Vallejo Model Air for the first and only time as the paint was so fragile it just scratched off way too easily the end result being the shelf of doom. Roll on 2018 - the Panther is rolling around on my shelf of doom and I decide to take another look. Woe and behold I find that my lovely wife has thrown the box out with many of the kit parts in it (U/C, doors, wheels, canopy, weapons, PE sheet etc). I contact Paul Fisher and send him a photo of what
    6 points
  28. These are a few of my highlights from this year's Festival of Speed. 'Car of the Show' award goes to Warwick Mortimer's March 84G, which he brought all the way from New Zealand. It's Mazda rotary-engined, so off to a great start; it also scored because it was a car I'd never seen before, and well it's Group C, so that's the hat-trick! Plus an awesome piece of machinery and by the way, Warwick is also a top bloke, who was more than happy to chat for a good 15 minutes about his pride and joy (he also owns a McLaren M8F, so I'm not jealous at all): Embiricos
    6 points
  29. Hi all. Today I'd like to show my recently finished Airfix Lynx. The kit is very nice with great details and fit. Only the windscreen needs some attention to make it fit properly. Eduard's photo-etch sets were used and some scratch built details. The model was painted with Gunze Aqeous paints over Alclad black primer. Thanks for watching.
    6 points
  30. Ok ok One "shackle" of chaincable; a bit of soldering including the center stud. These are now nearly done
    6 points
  31. Both of these models are 1/48 Hasegawa Corsairs in USMC markings during the Korean War. Both kits still need armaments loaded and a few more weathing steps performed. The F4U-4 is the old Hasegawa kit (with raised lines) converted to a cannon-armed F4U-4B with parts from the new-mold Hasegawa Corsair. The True Details cockpit (intended for the Academy kit) was adapted to fit the Hasegawa fuselage. The level of detail over the kit cockpit definitely makes it a cost-effective investment. The erroneously-molded windscreen frames were sanded off and painted in the proper position. A simpl
    6 points
  32. Hi again, Washes and oils are added. I tried to make it a bit more worn and rusty than I usually do. These vehicles were made of mild steel and were used in sea water and moist environment. The photo of the real thing show a pretty faded vehicle as well. And all the other little bits to this model. Of course I won't use all the oil cans, shown here - it would look like a gas station on tracks - but I made few more to choose from later. Kristjan
    6 points
  33. Update #6 With the wings now complete it was time to tackle that banana warped fuselage. Prior to cementing these bits together I made up a rudimentary cockpit from a few spare bits and mounted this onto the kit supplied cockpit floor. I had to adjust the positioning of this a little lower, otherwise the canopy would have been hitting the top of the ejector seat which may have prevented it from sitting properly. Various areas were painted black and the seat embellished with some very basic home made decal seat belts. All this will hardly be seen under a rather thick but reasonably
    6 points
  34. My open hatch HaroPla Haro and Micro Bearguy pilot. The Haro is a great little kit from Bandai with some nice interior detail that would normally get covered once built, so I thought I would show it off with the open hatch look. The green Haro is the OOB by my doughter
    5 points
  35. Latest build folks. Experimented with gloss finish applied decals and acrylic paints in tubes, then finished off with a Revell Matt finish number 2. Brush painted out of the box job. In the past never did a gloss finish, but cut the decals as close as possible to avoid silvering, but not always successful. The shark mouth decal actually fits pretty well, I had expected problems with that. Struggled with the side windows though and not particularly happy with my result. Enjoyable little build and enjoyed the experimentation. I hope you like it.
    5 points
  36. And yet another from me! . The canopy gave loads of problems and only just passes muster after no end of faffing about. It's a three footer for sure, but I'm happy enough to have the kit to display alongside my other FROG models. Build thread here... And finished model here... I've removed the stand in Photoshop for the second picture. A black stand on a black background base was a bit distracting.
    5 points
  37. Here's the scrap pile Hunter rescue, now with added redness... A rescue, rebuild and repaint of a beat to death old model. The nose got a bit of filler and reshaping to something like the pointed one on the Record Breaker plane. Roundels from an old FROG sheet, complete with slight mismatch to the red centres. Serials and codes from Extradecal and red finish from a rattle can, polished up with T cut. The original canopy had a large crack running through it so it got finished with chrome ink Molotow pen. The finished model is more a desk display type than a detailed build but I'm mo
    5 points
  38. All done, loads of fun. Gallery pictures in a minute or two...
    5 points
  39. Well the long ongoing build is now done and I can get cracking with this and a couple of others sitting on the shelf Primed and then painted lower hull antifouling red also added a strip of masking tape to give the noticeable hull side lines and started fitting some ladders and doors from the Atlantic Models PE set Also cut out the moulded raised walkways ready to add the new ones And I have just received these replacement parts for the forward guns and torpedo launchers from Shapeways Will also be replacing the lau
    5 points
  40. A quick update on the 'ruined' building... This is where I was up to the other day - when I applied a few different colours to the brickwork... ...and after some 'blending'... ...a gloss coat - then the drain pipe added and some 'grouting'.... I'm pretty happy with the result - considering the starting point.
    5 points
  41. Hi comrades! Here result of my build (full build is somewhere in the "in process" section) Resume: very recommended kit Enjoy and thanks for looking
    5 points
  42. Hi Sitting here in canada thinking about sometime in the future ( hopefully a not to distant future ) about going in a devon pub ordering for dinner, a steak n kidney pudding meal accompanied by a pint of cold cider and a warm pastie for lunch cheers jerry
    5 points
  43. Haha! That was early 1967. I was either 11 or had just turned 12. The day of the internet critic was a long way off, buying and building plastic models was then the domain of kids, and if I was happy playing with with Airfix's rivet ridden Fortress and Wellington moulded in 'orrible brittle black plastic of the day, just how bad could the Frog Beaufort have been? Simpler times and pleasures. I could lament that it's a shame age has to change that if you permit it. Although I appreciate greater scale accuracy and detail now along with larger scale benefiting it, I do prefer it mou
    5 points
  44. Hello everyone... sorry for the delay. We had unexpected house guests. So a couple of resprays later and this is as good as it gets. Im going to the next stage as i really don't think i can get it any better ? Ive since clear coated the plane in anticipation of decaling. Please share if you have any thoughts, questions, comments, or good stories ? Dennis
    5 points
  45. I don't understand ANYTHING but that isn't such an unusual thing Nice boat Aren't the masts expected to slant away from each other? Shows what I know
    5 points
  46. Italeri 1/72 Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird: Cheers, Mark.
    5 points
  47. Hello everyone... well i thought about and decided to re-mask everything and re-spray the L.A. Grey to tighten up the lines. Its still not perfect but i do believe its within my specs for acceptability. What do you think ? Questions, comments, and/or thoughts ? Dennis
    5 points
  48. This Triumph Acclaim HLS was on display at East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Clubs ( mouthfull ! ) meeting last night at the Humber Bridge. I spoke to the owner , it was originally bought new by an old lady ( predictively ) from Kennings at Sheffield . It has done just 28,000 miles . It was fully Ziebarted from new and therefore has no rust . Immaculately presented it brought back all kinds of memories of the one my grandad owned . Also so on display , this immaculate Jenson Interceptor FF , the one with 4 wheel drive . Pictures a bit in the shade , sorry .
    4 points
  49. My second entry, Spitfire PR XIX. Airfix 1/72, built OOB, painted in Tamiya Silver leaf from a rattle can. Pallet is made from chipboard and coffee stirrer.
    4 points
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