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  1. These are Hobby Boss 1/48 kits. Scale 1/48. Me 262 Recon and Bomber planes. I did these for the Specialist group build. There's some excellent builds in it go have a look. The builds weren't all that easy for me. There were several bad moments. The first was the nose not fitting correctly, next came the flat coat disaster and finally I have major issues getting the landing gear on. Here is the link to the build thread. However, in the end it all worked out Ok and both made it to the cabinet thanks to the help from the guys. Both were started at the en
    28 points
  2. 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.
    22 points
  3. Evening everyone, This is Tamiya’s 1/48 Thunderjet in the markings of Lt Jacob Kratt, a triple Mig killer from the Korean War. I used a Tamiya aerosol decanted into the H&S over a black basecoat then a few other shades of Alclad. I quite like how the O/D panels and white window sealant came out (thankyou Vallejo). The markings are from from a Cutting Edge sheet as the box markings had long since expired! Nose pitot and fuel dump pipes were replaced with hollow tube which was an improvement over the kit items. Not sure how likel
    19 points
  4. Hello; Latest piece is ready for its inspection. I am prepared for a thorough review, please don't hold back if I've done something that could be improved, especially in terms of accuracy. Almost all the markings are painted, Tamiya and Vallejo for the paints. Airbrush and silver pencil for the weathering. A full description of the build, lots more pics and why I chose this subject (and its context) can be found on my site, Making-History.ca Cheers; Mark.
    18 points
  5. Howdy everyone, Just put the finishing touches on my latest effort: HobbyBoss`s 1/48 FM-1 Wildcat kit, masquerading as a Martlet Mk V Finished to represent an aircraft with 733 NAS, Trincomalee, Ceylon, 1945 Built pretty much from the box contents, with only seat belts, engine wiring, brake pipes and aerials added Decals from Xtradecals set X48104 `Yanks with Roundels Part 2` Had to copy the camo` from pictures on the internet as the image on the instruction sheet was too dark to make out...... ...but I couldn`t find a pho
    18 points
  6. Hello here some pics of my new built GWH T-33A in 1:48. Used some Eduard PE`s and a Tauro decal sheet for a 50th FBW aircraft in the mid 1950s
    17 points
  7. Airfix 1/72 Victor B.2 I finished this one a back at the start of the year however I have only got around to photographing it, the sheer size of it made it a bit difficult. It was a great kit to build, nice detail and good engineering. Thanks for looking and please leave any comments of questions you may have.
    14 points
  8. Hi mates! This is an unusual subject, a captured Me 109 G6 by the americans in Tunisia. The model in from Zvezda in the 1/48 scale. I did some improvments in the engine and P.E´s from Eduard in the cockpit. the decals are from Delta One. Hope you enjoy this project. Follow the pictures : Till the next! Luiz.
    14 points
  9. 318 (Gdanski) Squadron was one of the last Polish squadrons to be formed & was named after the city of Gdansk, after the custom of naming fighter squadrons after cities & bomber squadrons after regions. It performed the vital, dangerous but unglamorous work of army cooperation in support of the 2nd Polish Army Corps in the middle east & Italy. It saw intense action at Monte Cassino. Image from Polish Squadrons Remembered. This is my fourth Eduard Spit IX, detail is great but the engineering is over complicated in some ares. I can't understand wh
    12 points
  10. The school holidays are upon us now so the BUFF has been seeing a little action... I've not been happy with the rear turret set up, and I feel the kit's parts don't accurately resemble the real aircraft. Please excuse the terrible photo here (quick snap with the phone camera that I didn't realise was so out of focus) but as you can see... IMG_1127 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr ... it's not even close to the real deal... Tail Turret by Thomas Probert, on Flickr (Used for illustrative purposes only) So, it was out with the ha
    12 points
  11. Hello everyone, I present you my next model. Molotow Colors were used during the painting. Please enjoy!
    11 points
  12. Airfix Be2c. Rocket-equipped nightfighter to counter Zeppelins, Scotland 1916. Build:
    11 points
  13. Here is my Fiat G-55S Silurante 1/48 Special Hobby
    11 points
  14. Calling it done, it’s not, one black aerial has gone awol, I’m not going to find it late on a Sunday evening whilst enjoying a pint or two so here is my Airfix Nimrod R1 Spyplane, painted with xtracrylix light aircraft and camouflage grey and finished with Winsor and Newton Matt Varnish
    10 points
  15. Hi there, So this is my first attempt at a WW1 era aircraft. The kit doesn't have many parts and goes together quite easily though the instructions are not the clearest that I have seen. Did my best with the rigging and was fairly happy with the result though there is definitely room for improvement. All things considered i was happy with the final outcome. Hope you enjoy viewing.
    9 points
  16. Hey you lot. Hope you’re all having a sunny funny weekend. Amongst the many things stopping me modeling I managed a little modeling. Get me. I eventually managed to lay down the interior green. And the outer. Aaaaand tother side. The other side of the tank got envious too. I began to spray the knock out hatch when I noticed I hadn’t pre shaded so. Psssst. Oh and this odd bit needs going in. you’ll never see it so I’ll give it a black blast just in case. All the little bits got primed. I also did the spare tank brick red and g
    9 points
  17. Thanks Terry, me too! Thanks Keith Just booked Molly for a trim… poor thing's panting in her fur coat. Er, wossat den? Sorry to keep you waiting hendie, but all was not well: That'll teach me to try and fill the gaps with canopy glue. Oooh, Jaguars. Oi like dem, I do. If someone recommends a good kit for a kit basher like me I might even get one Ah, well, you're talking to someone from the home of 'The Morris 1000 Centre'. In fact, when Charlie first started it up my mate used to do his mechanics and bodywor
    8 points
  18. Thanks John - pity the sheep in that heat! Thanks Bill W&N Satin varnish on: Masking off, any minute now…
    8 points
  19. Finally got the remaining stencils on this morning: I don't think there are enough stripes for the tanks - the instructions say four per tank and there are only four on the sheet. I've also think they're short of other stencils so I've applied them to the 'outsides' of the tanks: … and I only have two large ones left, #37, that I can't find on the scheme. Oh well. Once they're dry I'll blast some satin varnish on and then decide if I need some Flory action (or not). Later.
    8 points
  20. Big kit with a big box! I've been looking forward to getting this one since seeing the mockup kit at the 2018 Nationals. I finally cleared off the bench and put this guy on it: The instruction book is a bit intimidating as it truly is a book with 100s of images. But once you get used to the format (each step can feature multiple explanations of exactly where each piece goes!). And oddly - at least for us aviation modelers - construction begins with the engines! And these are a treat - check this out: Pistons! Of course they will be immediately hidden within t
    7 points
  21. Another long-term stash lurker. A very enjoyable kit to build with nice fit. Sprayed in Xtracylix RAF Trainer Yellow. The markings are slightly fictitious. The serial is correct but I have no idea that airframe flew in those colours. The rigging was a bit of a faff but worked out quite well. 20190707_195230 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20190707_195212 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20190707_195203 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20190707_195151 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20190707_195138 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
    7 points
  22. The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
    7 points
  23. Grumman Avenger AS4, Ships Flight HMS Bulwark during the Suez crisis. Hasegawa kit brush painted with Xtracrylix Gloss Sea Blue. Pretty well straight out of the box with a little extra cockpit detail and seat belts. Used Eduard's masks which were a godsend. Looks nice and bright with the campaign markings.
    7 points
  24. Dassault Mirage F.1EQ-5 4577, No 81 Squadron, Iraqi Air Force Qayyarah AB, 1986 Kit: Special Hobby 72386 Build thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235052432-mirage-ship-killer/
    7 points
  25. Hi Folk's,a plane I've wanted to build for years but never managed to do,it was the first kit that came to mind when this GB came about but if you can find one they are usually silly prices as is Airfix's offering,anyway I was looking at King Kit and remembered Eastern Express re popped some Frog molds and lo and behold up she popped so now winging its way North so this is definitely my last entry well there was a certain Kit being sold for £5:99 (which can't be very good) so I took a punt on it and we'll see what turns up!
    6 points
  26. Dear modellers, I somehow have a soft spot for special aircraft. Years ago I read an article in : was it Air Enthusiast or Quarterly ? about the development of the Welkin. Making a model out of plastic, was a bit difficult with all roundings of the fuselage and enginecowlings. So I decided it was the right moment some timehonoured woodworking. Only the elevators, stabilo and the smaller details are plastic. And as often later I learned that there was a model kit of Planet in 1/48. Never mind, I learned a lot tabout woodworking. Enjoy t
    6 points
  27. I am calling this one finished. The gantry crane for use with mine and the clubs RC tanks and vehicles. Top coat in black, was going to use maskol but the stuff had gone off so all the weathering is just surface painting. Si.
    6 points
  28. There’s a better looking collaborative-build mudmover you might consider first Made more efficient use of aircrew too.....
    6 points
  29. F333 Fairey Delta 2 1/72, WG774, SBAC Farnborough airshow 1957 'God awful Purple' Please find attached for your aural consumption, my attempt at the 1964 tooling of the record breaking aircraft, the Fairey Delta 2. When I embarked on this GB, got a couple of bagged kits from my father, but came across this beauty (albeit in a novo boxing). I was looking for decals as the Novo ones are notoriously bad, and came across the example I have modelled here. After a while discussing with @PeterB, I sorted some decals and paint out and started on the kit...
    6 points
  30. And we're done: 12th of the year and 2nd for July, oy! Really pleased with this one as it was really a just glorified paint mule to test how to do multicolor metalwork and all the funky masking Mustangs need and see if it could be "productionised"..The decals were going to be binned but turned out great. Only thing I'd be wary of is fitting the wings after painting, the extra layers of paint make it a tight squeeze and that could potentially split seams. Plus not wild about the gaps, and thats after CA and kicker to weld them together. The upside is you get great paint finish with no blow bac
    6 points
  31. More little blemishes are corrected: The tailwheel structure is glued in place, the fairings of the landing gear legs are added. These have to be trimmed and carved in order to fit:
    6 points
  32. Anchor arms done after a nice soccer finale... The main part is a simple strip folded around another, glued while held in the calipers, and filed to shape. I used my drill press to add a 0.5mm hole and inserted a bit of Albion Alloys 0.5mm tubing (also in the shank). The tripping palms are a bit of strip and my new best friend: Magic Sculpt.
    6 points
  33. Bristol Beaufighter IIF T3145 KP-K. 409 "Nighthawk" Sqn RCAF RAF Coleby Grange, September 1941 Kit: Airfix 04019 Conversion kit: Alley Cat Mk.II conversion and flat tail set Decals: Print Scale 72082 Build thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235052429-beaufighter-mkii/
    6 points
  34. McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo 56-228, 45 TRS, 460 TRW Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam, June 1970 Kit: Valom 72093 Build thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235052428-dyou-do-voodoo/
    6 points
  35. Me 262A-1a This is my Bomber Me 262. I'm afraid the images are not as good as I would have liked. I had lost the good morning light in my Photo area. Anyway it is this or I wouldn't have made it. Once again I had a lot of trouble getting the gear on this one. I have replaced two of the images with two quick shots I took between the cloud shades. Not perfect but better.
    6 points
  36. I'm not going to make too many promises about this one, but I just came across the Eastern Express boxing of this kit while I was in the garage doing something else. John
    5 points
  37. Airfix 1/48 Army Lynx AH-7 I've had this one in the stash for quite a while and I have finally got around to making it. It was a nice little kit, good fit and nice detail with a few different build options. I ran into a few self made problems along the way, I even thought at one point the whole thing was going to end up in the bin after I spilt half a bottle of Tamiay extra thin over it. My heart sank as I watched the surface detail melt away in front of my eyes. I managed to save it though, and here it is. Feel free to comment or ask any questions and thank you for loo
    5 points
  38. But could anyone doubt the sporting heritage? Certainly not...
    5 points
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  41. I managed to get the canopies on and applied some Duck Egg Blue.
    5 points
  42. Flying in the face of convention, I have started the painting by brushing two coats of Humbrol 123 onto the upper surfaces. I felt that because I had added the undercarriage legs in prep for painting the white undersides, painting the darker shade first would make for an easier masking job. I hope to add a final thinned coat of EDSG later today, I should then be ready to make a start on the white tomorrow. by John L, on Flickr
    5 points
  43. Morning folk's,sorry for the late start you can blame the madness over in the Frog asylum,anyway here's the first stages of construction.
    5 points
  44. There are several ways. Build many and keep the best parts. I notice this happens less and less but for some parts this is the only way. I didn't do that here and one these flukes is slightly off-center (bottom right image, 2nd from the left). That is, the palms are aligned with the shank, so it should not be visible once done, but one fluke is a bit off. Drilling template not perfect I always use a chopper to cut my strips. I made an ancient post here: Chopper tips. I do not use this older chopper but the newer one and had the hinge recentered at our workshop at work (because t
    5 points
  45. I laid down a light coat of Badger Stynylrez White primer followed by a coat of Tamiya TS-26 Pure White. This revealed my mistake in thinking that the layer lines were perfectly smooth, which they are not. You can't really see the lines unless viewed in a macro shot like the closeups below, but they are present. Luckily, after applying a couple more coats of TS-26 Pure White followed by a coat of TS-13 Clear Laquer, I was able to achieve the smooth, shiny surface I was aiming for.
    5 points
  46. Box art - ref. 334 - Convair CV-340 "Hawaiian Airlines" Source: https://www.aviationmegastore.com/convair-cv340-hawaiian-airlines-334-roden-48230177022-aircraft-scale-modelling/product/?action=prodinfo&art=163946 Decals Source: https://modelsua.com/convair-cv-340-n5506k-hawaiian-airlines-usa-1956-1-144-roden-334.html V.P.
    5 points
  47. You don't have to wait long. Lo and behold, it all fits!!! Large amounts of Milliput fill the gaps where the intakes used to be.
    5 points
  48. My 2nd entry... And another Black Widow on this GB! Dragon 1/72 P-61A Black Widow "Virgin Widow" Oob, scratch details and upper turret, kits world decal WIP: The result; It's been fun... Thanks @trickyrich for hosting this Group Build! Cheers, Mario
    5 points
  49. Dragon 1/72 SEA KING AEW.2 a very nice kit, i picked it up for £12 ,which i thought was a complete bargain and decided to throw some eduard pe at it , painted with mr hobby and tamiya paints and i made a base to represent a bit of HMS illustrious ,the wood still needs varnishing a big thanks to all who commented,liked and advised along the way. Glynn
    5 points
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