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  1. Revell Scale: 1/48 Type: Dassault Rafale M Extras used: Eduard GBU-12 bombs, Renaissance MICA EM missiles. Paints and colours used: Mainly Vallejo with AK Xtreme metals where appropriate. Flory Dark Dirt Wash, various oils, Alclad II Aqua Gloss, Tamiya Matt varnish and Flory weathering sponge. Hi again! I'm spamming today, got a few finished off and photographed... So, this is another one I finished a little while ago but only just had a chance to photograph. A lovely kit, only issue is really is around the air intakes. Also the missiles aren't great d
    24 points
  2. AZModel kit (CA) with many upgrades (PE, resin, Armycast set and decals) Camo - 102 squadron "Flying Tigers" - 2012
    21 points
  3. Hi guys I used aires resin cockpit and ejector seats, and engines for this build, with majority of my new favourite paint MRP, the figures are Reed oak of corse. Just a bit about the build represents IN FEBRUARY 2015 NUMBER 12 SQUADRON CELEBRATED ITS CENTENARY AND THE MARKINGS APPLIED TO GR.4ZA405 INCLUDING A PANEL LISTING THE UNITS BATTLE HONOURS. ALSO SEEN HERE IS THE SQUADRON BADGE WHICH FEATURES OF FOXES HEAD FAMOUSLY ADOPTED WHEN THE UNIT BECAME THE ONLY RAF OPERATOR OF THE FAIRY FOX IN 1926.
    18 points
  4. CC-138 Twin Otter in scale 1/72 Short Take OFF and Landing (STOL). The Canadian Air Force is (to present knowledge) still using 4 Twin Otters, that are stationed in Yellowknife (Northern Territory). Tasking for SAR, logistics and communication flights. Able to land on: Water (Floats) / Snow (Skis) Rough terrain with kind of balloon tires Can take 20 passengers or 3000 kg. cargo. /Propulsion by means of two Pratt & Whitney turboprop PTA-6A-27 engines. Endurance is about 1400 kilometer with a speed of 325 KM/H. Total max. take-off weight 6350 kg. Max. ceiling 8250 meter.
    17 points
  5. Airfix Scale: 1/48 Type: Messerschmitt BF 109E-4/N Trop Extras used: None Paints and colours used: Tamiya paints (please see build thread), Flory Dark Dirt, Flory Sand Pigment, Alcald II Aqua Gloss, Tamiya Matt Ok this is the last one for today! Again, another I finished a little while ago but have only just got around to photographing. This was actually for last years Mediterranean theatre group build, which was great fun, and I did actually finish her just in time but failed to get her photographed... The lovely Airfix BF 109E-4/N Trop. In terms of detai
    17 points
  6. Airfix Scale: 1/72 Type: Spitfire F Mk.22 Extras used: None Paints and colours used: Alclad II High Speed Silver, various Tamiya paints, Flory Grime Wash, please see build thread for the clears Hi All, I finished this sometime ago, but it's taken me a while to get around to photographing here. This is the Airfix kit. It's pretty decent. Nicely recessed details which are a little soft in places. Fit is generally good, but not very positive in places. Minimal filler needed (just Mr surfacer really). Over all a good fun build if you take your time with the fi
    15 points
  7. Having broken the old Italeri RF-18A kit out of my stash to use the decals in a group build project...I thought I might as well go ahead and build the kit, for nostalgia's sake. It turned out to be a timely notion, since I'd just acquired a set of aftermarket decals--Orion Scale Models' very nice Kuwaiti AF F-18C/D sheet--for which the past-its-prime Italeri offering would be perfectly-suited. The '80's vintage kit has options to build either the then-current single-seat A-model fighter or the 2-seat B version. It also comes with the (R)F-18 reconnaissance-nose option which was ori
    15 points
  8. 75 years ago In November 1944, the 53rd Hiko Sentai of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force was ordered to form a Shinten Seikutai flight of Kawasaki Type 2 Two-Seat Fighters for air-to-air ramming attacks. Aircraft # 98 was one of them. Embellished with the conspicious Karimata arrow, this Ki-45 KAI Tei was modified by removing armament, abandoning the rear cockpit and trimming the antenna mast. It is doubtful, however, if it was ever used for this purpose since the 53rd Sentai was relegated as a night fighter unit in January 1945. 40 y
    14 points
  9. Airfix Scale: 1/48 Type: Curtiss P-40B Extras used: Eduard exhausts and wheels, and Montex masks Paints and colours used: Vallejo model air Curtiss Brown, Green and Grey (AV71125, AV71294 and AV71296), Vallejo metal colours on exhaust, Vallejo Interior Green, various Tamiya where applicable, Flory Dark Dart, Flory Mug pigments, Aqua Gloss and Tamiya Matt Clear. Hi everyone, sorry it's been so long since I've last posted. I'm hoping to be back here a bit more regularly. Well, what can I say? What a kit! This is what Airfix can do when they put th
    14 points
  10. Having a soft spot for jets of the Cold War I decided to build a (slightly) more modern fighter to accompany my recently built Hawker Sea Hawk. This particular Fiat G-91 is manufactured by Meng to 1/72 scale and whilst it isn’t the worlds best quality kit, it nevertheless builds into a fair representation of the Luftwaffe’s version of this ground attack jet and is nicely decorated with Cartograph decals.The only additions to the basic kit are a resin ejector seat, pilot and a photo etch access ladder. All paints are Tamiya acrylics and the lacquers are Humbol gloss and Humbrol Satin. Shoddy ph
    14 points
  11. Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat with Eduard PE cockpit, Montex masks and CMK Resin Wheels. Finished up this baby today. Been working on it for quite some time and just didn’t want to ruin it by becoming impatient. This was my first foray into airbrushing and I’m happy with how everything turned out. Normally I use aftermarket decals but I kept with the kit ones and they took a lot to snug down around the fuselage so I would get different ones if I were to redo it. Added a little chipping and weathering here and there as I imagine these didn’t see much action early on
    14 points
  12. Ta Eugenio I've since found that giving the moulded canopy a good polish with car polish (I used a felt-wheel in the little Tamiya battery router for the job) seems to clear away the discolouration - so it's not the problem I thought it was anyway. I'm getting pretty constant canopy thickness using the dental vac. I think probably just prefer a slightly thicker canopy than, say, Giorgio does. I bought and tried some modellers hydrocal plaster some time ago Keith but I found that it was quite soft after it set and the edges of the moulded canopy c
    13 points
  13. Sometimes you have yourself a kit that is pretty much faultless, the build goes through without issues and it restores your faith in life. This for me is one of those - great package, great book that comes with it, huge colour profile book (32 to choose from!), perfect fit of parts. Probably only couple of things to say is maybe too many parts/bit over engineered for 1/72 (cockpit took me ages and now can barely see it!). Really wish Eduard would do more of these special boxings in 1/72 but they seem to focus on 1/48 recently. Vallejo model air paints, I chose the following markings: #1 S
    12 points
  14. Ced in “must get new tool” shocker!
    10 points
  15. Presenting for inspection my Airfix Messerschmitt Bf110C in 1/72 scale. I seem to completing models in the order that I remember building them when a nipper; in that case it was a Matchbox 110, so there was a nostalgic reason for commencing this build. This took me far, far longer than intended, beginning this at around Christmas last year (2018), and there were moments when I was tempted to give up. I found the fit to be iffy in many places, and should have spent more time making sure that everything slotted together before assembly, but that is a lesson for another kit; I was jus
    9 points
  16. These days I mainly specialise in inter-war aircraft models in 1/72 scale, but within that rather large field my favourite area is the 1926-41 'Golden Age' of U.S. Civil Aviation. This is a largely untapped field for models (and likely to remain so), which neatly combines my twin passions of scratchbuilding and historical research. Lloyd Stearman was one of America's foremost designers of civil biplanes. Having been the Chief Designer of both Swallow and Travel Air, in 1927 he left to start his own company, initially in California, but soon relocated back to Wichita, Kansas, then k
    9 points
  17. Oy.....That's my canopy polishing toy tool that is
    9 points
  18. This is my sixth completion for 2019, the Hasegawa 1/32 Ki-61 Tony, representing an aicraft flown by Sgt. Maj. Iwao Tabata, 39 Training Squadron, Yokoshiba Air Base, Japan in March 1945: I got the kit second-hand and was disappointed to find that the pilot figure had been removed from the sprues, but apart from that it was quite a pleasure to build. I replaced the guns with brass ones from Master which added significantly to the cost of the kit, but the cowl guns in particular were totally worth it as the
    8 points
  19. Thanks Simon I think the 10 year one please… Thanks Keith Hi Ben and welcome Thanks V - it does get a bit rowdy sometimes but the locals are pretty friendly I know! I'm using 'strong Linen' thread so it should be OK; you certainly can't break it by pulling with your fingers - I have the scars to prove it. Must be the knots. Things have been painted ready for detailing: I still like brushing H78 for this job as it gives a sort of pre-weathered finish. I promised a photo of the i/ps earlier:
    8 points
  20. 8 points
  21. Right back at ya Mr Fritag! Now where were we? Something to do with Wessex... It's been a while since I tackled the insectual big one and this time I wasn't going to beat around the bush. Butchery of the first order was required. But I held back... I only wanted to cut two slots for the nose door hinge. Fly provide some teensy little mites of PE hinges that were supposed to be glued end on to the airframe. The first time I sneezed they were going to fly (no pun intended) off into the darkest realms of the basement. I needed serious hinges. Fortui
    8 points
  22. Canopy masks off, prop in place, as well as the other antennas, wing walkways: Decaling will follow soon:
    8 points
  23. Hello friends! I want to present a small photo session of my new project, Alfa Romeo 8c 2900B Le Mans 1938, made by “Profil 24” from resin. Paint rosso alfa 30-50 years, 2k auto varnish APP. Many saw her in May at the Kiev exhibition. Special thanks to Sergey Gornichenko for the photos. Enjoy watching.
    7 points
  24. Here are the final photos of my Hasegawa P-38J Lightning. If only it was on the correct side If you’re interested you can see my build log here… https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235049976-hasegawa-148-p-38j-lightning/ until next time as always, any suggestions, recommendations or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
    7 points
  25. A long time ago, blimey I can really say that- it was! A long time ago when Matchbox released their CH-47D/Chinook HC1 I eagerly bought it and immediately set about refinishing the surface detailing by emphasising some panels and fading some out of the picture with my favourite at the time underscraping technique using Mr Swann-Morton's number two blade Then a short time later with Wokka unfinished I had a crisis of interest and ceased model making of any kind Almost everything I had in my spares boxes, most of any kits I had begun and many other things vanished i
    6 points
  26. After what @Astir8 just mentioned about the plug cables I thought I’d try some wire. or even better lead. oh yeah!! Lead. thoughts?
    6 points
  27. half-heartedly! Ta Ced. Once I bury them in paint and pimp them up they should look okay to the uneducated eye Oh yes you should have! 'Tis but a fleeting visit methinks. You can't imagine how much fun I can have here in the colonies using real words. Swarf is always a great one. Bellcrank draws a complete blank, and I throw in Aluminium on occasion just to watch their faces. Even more fun can be had with colloquial Scots - they're never quite sure if it's safe to google or not.
    6 points
  28. Time to recap I feel, I do not want anyone to think that having a new toy on the stove takes this out of my aiming point So we left her here with stuff to do If it looks as if it is masked for paint you are right, the fuselage was in line for a real old @Probert -ing so I masked it off for safety and set off to yellow it all up Halford's yellow high build primer, this will help me get and maintain a decent finish for the paint to sit on Using this allows me to find all the many bad bits and get them repaired before I paint the mo
    6 points
  29. Just finished my cat inspired diorama entitled catis slobbish mind you I know how he feels if I could get on the shelf I would join him.
    6 points
  30. Yep. I remembered. And tried copying it for the Hawks. But the Airfix canopies are so thick that a casting of the inside was (i) too small! and (ii) a slightly different contour/shape to the outside - especially the front of the windscreen where it meets the fuselage. Its been a bit of a bu**er actually......
    6 points
  31. Nobby's Javelin build was quite something. The way he manufactured the rear end for his was inspirational as I remember it. I have been gathering Frog/Novo Javelin kits with the intention of chopping the back ends off them to use on my Airfix FAW9 builds however I do have a resin replacement nose or two for the Frog kits so might be tempted to build one of them to completion to see how it compares (I'm not too worried about the lack of cockpit detail in 1/72). If I start on one of these 'cut and shut' conversions you can bet that Airfix will announce a scaled down to 1
    6 points
  32. Ok, last steps! I had to fix the hinges of the doors and engine hood, I had broken some of them during assembly and still wanted them to work (there is a complete scratch-built engine in there that I still want to show!) So patiently I cleaned, trimmed, relocated the hinges made of syringe needles, glued them with CA and after confirming that they work, I put some tape to keep them closed while I continued working on the vehicle. With that solved, I continued to build the radio antenna with steel wire and some copper wire to simulate the coil on the base. The antenna
    6 points
  33. I've been having a play with the engines today. I didn't realise that the engines on the real H-models have such a 'nose-up' attitude on the wing: (pictures used for illustrative purposes only) IMG_1236 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr IMG_1237 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr So I've been doing some careful trimming of the kit-supplied pylons in order to get both a decent fit to the wing as well as replicating the angle at which they sit: IMG_E1234 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr So far, so good... IMG_1233 by Thomas Probert, on Fli
    6 points
  34. Now complete, My interpretation of the Japanese secret weapon and surprise aircraft that more than proved its worth during the Pacific theater. It also spawned the US Navy to rapidly develop new fighters to combat the Zero, such as the now legendary Grumman F6F Hellcat. My full build log for Jiro Horikoshi's master piece of engineering can be found here... Alas, the final pictures.....This has been more of an experiment in learning new painting and weathering techniques. Utilising latex maskol for the paint chipping effect, weathering powders
    5 points
  35. Well, it's official - I now have the inter-war civil aircraft bug, and next up is this little guy - Avis' 1/72nd Bristol Racer. 'What the heck is a 'Bristol Racer' I hear you cry? Well, wikipedia says The Bristol Type 72 Racer was a British racing monoplane designed by Wilfrid Thomas Reid and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company at Filton, England. - and who am I to doubt them. More to the point, it looked like this: Who couldn't love that? Well, apparently the pilots who had to fly it because according to wiki it was t
    5 points
  36. 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
    5 points
  37. Here is my A320 1/144 Scale I’m currently working on. It’s built using the Zvezda Kit, with the extended flaps option. It has been sprayed using a standard Humbrol Gloss Black rattle can. Wings painted using Revell’s standard recommendation of Revell Light Grey 371 and coroguard is Revell 374, with silver leading edges. Engines Revell white gloss. Decals from Ascensio are excellent, and includes a white under layer for the decal to show through over the black fuselage. I much prefer the Zvezda A320 to the Revell one, I like the option for the flaps, and also the Wing
    5 points
  38. I quite like that? Edit!!! so I ripped em off and added some single lead textured by squeezing between pliers. kind of back where we started. slightly better. Oh my. and tother side. right. I’m off to do some side walls.
    5 points
  39. The venerable Matchbox Phantom, built for the CBK SIG display at SMW, and now ready for its photocall! Thanks to the much-appreciated support of @rs2man who kindly provided a Fujimi canopy and resin copy of an Esci F-4J radome, it looks a lot more like a real Phantom than the Matchbox does OOB, in either earlier or re-tooled version. To get them to fit requires some judicious shimming and sanding top and bottom, but it's worth it, IMHO. Decals for a 92 Sqn aircraft from Wildenrath celebrating the Silver Jubilee at Wittering in 1977. What a lot of stencils Mr Ward kindly provided. Anyway, glad
    5 points
  40. And no-one on ARC, so bravely criticising, has access to the actual product. All the photos seen over there are barely usabe to assess anything. In other words: we shall wait and see until we have access to what we like to assess. Until then, let's heed Jeff's advise
    5 points
  41. 5 points
  42. Hi all. My recently finished 777. Great build, OOB. Decals are from Draw Decal. This particular jet, took me from Doha to Manila last november. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1620/26033842484_532f90c243_z.jpg[/img Thanks, Robin
    5 points
  43. once the cockpit is done, it can be mated to the engine and firewall sub assembly to give you this. You then build up the fuselage over this frame with the below parts, which join along panel lines just like the real thing. No fuselage halves here!!!. Take care to insure all mating surfaces are free of burrs, and that the outside of the fuselage floor is also flush with none of the radiator mounting pegs sitting proud Take your time to insure the side panels are sitting hard against the floor alone its length. There is no room for error if you want
    5 points
  44. Kind of. The bigger problem was that (pre-Inskip and the formation of the “Branch” in 1937), to fly meant several years out of the mainstream, almost certainly under the command of another Service - or at best dual-hatted. To fly at all (as a pilot, at least) you had 2 ranks; RN & RAF, and they often didn’t align. The RAF rank reflected your flying experience, so it was possible to be, say, a Lieutenant Commander RN and simultaneously an RAF Flight Lieutenant or Flying Officer. (Sometimes the other way round, too: Lieutenant RN / Wing Commander RAF). All this was was not
    5 points
  45. I really am a lousy cook. Put me in a kitchen with a tin of corned beef and a bag of spuds and I'd probably make a hash of it.
    5 points
  46. Ooh! nice find and an older box, too. I built one in the early 70's. I have this one that's sealed in plastic. I bought it at the Alberta Aviation Museum gift shop a number of years ago. Chris
    5 points
  47. The detail on top of the upper wing is being added now:
    5 points
  48. 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
    5 points
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