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  1. Hello all I have been suffering from a lack of mojo for a while now, and I needed to try and break it, so I decided to do something fairly simple and mostly out of the box. I decided to go for an old favourite, the KC-97, but the USAF SIG is doing a transport theme for Telford this year so I converted the excellent Academy 172nd scale KC-97G to the YC-97A. Another reason for this one is an interest in the Berlin airlift, and this is the only member of the C-97 family that took part, flying 27 round trips in May 1949. Hope you like this one.
    21 points
  2. Hi everybody, this is a Copper State Caudron G.IV, 1/48. Figures come from the Eduard range and some of them were slightly modified; everything else was scratchbuilt...hope you like it...
    20 points
  3. Canberra B.2 98 Squadron, RAF Watton, 1968 This is the S&M Canberra kit finished in classic 1960s silver-and-dayglo. Here is the original inspiration: This is or less OOB, though I did emphasise the control surface engraving so that it looked more definite than the surrounding panel lines. Having seen some photos of models finished from this kit I thought they had a little too much of a tail-up stance, so I shortened the main gear legs by about 1mm or so and gave the wheels some flats, and that seemed to give it a roughly level stance.
    20 points
  4. Latest off the bench is the Hasegawa Me 109 E-3 in the markings of Karl Wolff (yellow 15), August 1940. Had real problems spraying the white ...coverage. I did not have my heart in this fully....oh well...…………... Decals are Xtradecal … I really do have a thing with Battle of Britain 109's ………… note to self ….. get help. Hope you like Please feel free to comment etc. Cheers Dick
    17 points
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  6. After an absence of forty eight years I've just finished my first build, Well for better or worse, warts & all here she is. First build & paint in all these years & never used an airbrush before.... Never weathered either so, in truth, it's hiding a multitude of sins & cock-ups. I think that I couldn't have chosen a worse first model whilst learning airbrushing, especially with using Alclad airframe aluminium. However, I'm going to call this my 'practice' piece in readiness for my next build. Some of the weathering is somewhat heavy in places but it's helping to disguise my mis
    13 points
  7. Italeri / Accurate miniatures Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless. Built As a A24B of Groupe de combat 1/18 "Vendee" France 1944 lovely kit, went together well, used some of a eduard zoom kit painted with my usual mix of acrylics, and using mission model paints for a first time, very impressed with them. Airbrushed with my new airbrush, first time i have used a double action one for over 20 years, happy with the result. thanks for looking.
    12 points
  8. Thanks Giorgio, Ben, Joe and John Primed early this morning: and a few hours later sprayed the Bomber Black: I'll let that dry overnight before I start masking up.
    12 points
  9. This is a typical Special Hobby mixed media kit. Mostly injection plastic parts with some for inexplicable reasons in cast resin and a small PE fret. the instructions are vague at best. Some confusion arises as this is based on their Skua kit and there are some parts not used and others that are substituted for other parts. It goes together pretty well and has a detailed cockpit, but the canopy is molded in one piece so it is pretty invisible. One problem, however, was that the quad mg's mount was wider than the slots in the turret, but when you cut it down to fit the turret, it's too narrow t
    11 points
  10. The rest of today’s fiddle sticks consisted of. Sticking the last few surfaces. lots of clampage. Also lots of seams to fix before the big paint. not too bad really. Some ppp and a light sand should do the trick. looks fixed. I’ll try some primer when the bottom section gets added. sorted. and the nose ones. Ok seams done. I had a blast at re fitting the lower wings. and noticed that you will be able to see the back plate of the wheel well through the open engine compartment. Glad I noticed that after I had
    11 points
  11. I've not ventured into the 'Desert Campaign' theatre of operations for a very good reason - I know jack shat about this area of conflict. My missus says her grandad was a 'desert rat' - which surely requires a lot more research at some point - but for now I have a little Blitzbuild offering... Here we go - it's a bit small - but deadly if encountered... I hope you like it - stuff that is 'knocked up' in double quick time has a place in our hearts too...
    10 points
  12. This time without a link, but with a bonus and as the promised bonus: Tamiya Kübelwagen with the repair shop conversion ... Thanks for looking!
    10 points
  13. Special Hobby 1/72 HA-1112 m-1L Buchon, as a hurricane of a polish squadron, battle of britain movie. Lovely little kit, went together really well, the canopy was the worst part of the kit, so i replaced it with one from a airfix kit. thanks for looking
    9 points
  14. Found this in my stash I had forgotten about and prompted by coming across the decal sheet bought specially for this kit thinking I had sold it. Anyway, its one that will be worked on in between two GB builds, The yellow part at bottom of pic is a spinner from the Heller Harvard which I can make fit the Beech with a bit of fettling.
    8 points
  15. Hello, It's my first post here, so be gantle with critisism This is my fourth serious model. I know that not everything is perfect, but for me is good. I try some new techniques. Hope you like it, of course I'm waitng for advices to make next model better
    8 points
  16. Hello After a little longer time, finally finished. From Collect-Aire, the North American RB-45C Tornado, RAF Sculthorpe 1952. Thanks for looking regards Martin
    8 points
  17. Revell 1/112 X-Wing Fighter The first time I've finished a Blitzbuild - thanks to everyone who commented on the build and participated in the GB and thanks to @Enzo Matrix for hosting - great stuff. Here she is - hope you like her;
    8 points
  18. Not posted any new model here lately because of the less than desirable quality of photo that I can capture at present( I swear I will fabricate a photo booth by end of this month) ; Anyways here is the Tamiya kit , completely built out of box . It is brilliant just like any other tamiya kit . Weathered it a bit heavier than usual and I kinda like how it came out . Intentionally over pronounced the post shading . Thanks for watching
    7 points
  19. Hi I’ve never posted in this section before, as all my model are normally of the Sci Fi variety but another passion of mine is the Pirates of the Caribbean films, so when I saw the 1/72 scale Revell model of the Black Pearl, I had to have it. First impressions are that the box is huge and there are tons of individual pieces, all well moulded and crisp. Lots of thread for the rigging (not looking forward to that bit), so far so good, but the quality of the instructions are a let down. Black and white photocopied instruction not even stapled together doesn’t fill me with joy, conside
    6 points
  20. Hello everyone! I've spent the past three years completely dedicated to scale-modeling. I'm definitely an amateur relative to so many of you, but I've definitely made some models that I am very proud of. I'd classify my skill level as intermediate. There are two reasons that i am commencing with this photo-build. I have no modeling community locally and am desperately in need of company that shares my passion--I thought this would be a great way to initiate that. Secondly this is only my second 1/700 ship build and I'm looking for your sincere thoughts, advice, reactions, comments e
    6 points
  21. Assembling the cowl/engine sub-assembly started by adding some weathering to the inside of the cowl and air-scoop. For years I’ve been using an oil paint set from the pound shop and as the outsides of the tubes of paint were really sticky and crusty I decided it was time to splash out on some “proper” oils so I bought half a dozen Abteilung 502 colours, here I’ve used ABT006 burnt umber “blended” with odourless turpentine. Once the oil paint had dried I added some MIG oil and grease stain mixture. I also added some oil
    6 points
  22. Hi folk's after the weekends blitzbuild it was nice to start a non wingy thing,the hull and deck cleaned up with no fuss all in all although simple it should be a nice little ship when done,some of the sprue gates are dodgy the ones at the rear left a gaping hole at the end of the stern which needed filling. I cut down some plastic railings just to add to the build they're not 100% but give it a busy look. Next job is the hull brown/red and black waterline tomorrow.Other builds are not forgotten the skua and Vengeance are drying nicely after matt coating,t
    6 points
  23. Build another Frog Kit - Yes Host / Co-Host duties - Probably not! To be honest, I reckon we give Frog some breathing space for a while and see what other manufacturer's models we can all butcher... I mean build! Cheers. Dave
    6 points
  24. Having now inserted the plastic ammo boxes, I know the correct decision was made. The next tricky bit is putting the guns on the mounts. Than after that it's the front shields & back rails, then that'll be step 1 complete. But that is still a couple of hours work away..
    6 points
  25. Ok so having plied Mrs Jockney with half a bottle of Mateus Rose, and a good few After Eights, I can sneak into the other room and post a quick pre decal picture ! A bit of tidying to do but nearly there ! cheers Pat
    6 points
  26. I was not going to take the the chance so I added some lead shot to be safe. Here is a picture, I just have to sand it down now, have some other things going on so it can harden up all the sprue gloop that is on the underside wing/fuselage joint.
    6 points
  27. Purists and those of a nervous disposition- don't scroll down! It's here in all it's lurid redness, but if you want to see how it got here- then this is the build thread Spanish Civil War, Republican Forces a/c. As rendered by Frog, though nowadays the how red it was is questioned... Thanks everyone for everything, a proper build follows straight after this...
    6 points
  28. A big weekend of decalling - man there are some stencils. I reckon I spent 4 hours decalling Thankfully the kit decals are superb. Up there with the best aftermarket sets I've used. No sign of silvering (That I've see ) even on the smallest stencil and even when I laid some over a matt area that I'd touched up and not gloss coated.I did use Micro Sol to set them onto the model. I only used the large codes and serials from the Xtradecal set. I was going to paint them but laziness struck so I went with the decals. They appear to have worked well I've just flat
    6 points
  29. My name is Alexander. I want to join your community. Here are some of my recent designs. 1/72 Lockheed P-38L Lightning (HobbyBoss) 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf.109E-3 (Tamiya) 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I (Airfix)
    5 points
  30. Just stumbled upon this, and I think Thud fans will find these photos of interest- lots of good modeling projects among them! Mike http://www.aeroimage.com/MilAir/Fighter/EarlyFight/F105Thud/F105ThudPort.htm
    5 points
  31. Hello all, Finished bits and pieces yesterday and had a good play with my camera. Comments and suggestions are very welcome: BANANA FOR SCALE: Many thanks!!!
    5 points
  32. Hello, this was suppose to be completed for the Specialist group build but l was unable to complete it till now. The kit is from Airfix and the decals from Caracal. l ended up using 2 sheets from Caracal as l messed up the walkways on my first attempt. The decals are excellent and the white is really solid. lt is painted with Xtracrylix Gloss Sea Blue and matt coated afterwards. I added the heat shield on the underside of the exhaust. Hope you enjoy it.. Robert
    5 points
  33. Here's my completed Fokker from the May, Blitzbuild 1 GB - didn't quite make completion back in May as I had trouble with the lozenge decals folding up - by the time I had worked it out I had lost some of the lozenges and too much time. Anyway, in an effort to get it done before joining the Blitzbuild 2 GB this weekend I finished it off - the extra time allowed some weathering and rigging which I probably wouldn't have attempted in the GB. All in all a very nice little kit, even with the tricky decals. Hope you like her.
    5 points
  34. Another 70's classic oldie but goodie from Italeri... I'm quite enjoying these old Italeri kits as they have all the basics of a decent kit, just in need of a bit of updating and TLC. She's had a full rescribe, adding in more historic detail than was present on the rather sparse original raised panel lines, I've also added a fair bit of scratchbuilding, including an accurate cockpit, flap levers, dive brakes, P/E guns, sights and brass barrels. Anyway - as always, all feedback and constructive criticism is much appreciated... so please fire away chaps!
    5 points
  35. Thanks Dave, that is very kind of you indeed And there's more I have been working on the prop and now just need to touch in the wood around the boss and paint the boss to finish that. A big thank you to @Peter B for kindly supplying the decals as they are now on and I used @stevehnz 's excellent and very quick diluted Klear application method. The Exhausts and collector ring are on painted in a mix of Humbrol 16 a brassy metallicy colour and Humbrol metal coat gunmetal I have some powders to shine them up a bit. Still got a way to go with some extra rear cockpit
    5 points
  36. Here we go people... Happy with this so far... C
    5 points
  37. Here's the shot of the extra tank being filled through the window. I selected the "flattened" exhaust stubs for this plane, painted up and fitted with a couple of Reinforcement strips across. I've had these come loose in the past. Now the top panel can be fixed Looks quite chunky, but then there is a 24l supercharged V12 under the bonnet! It's dawning on me that these machines really were single seat Hotrods! Wing under side is in the process, and Tailplanes are foiled and fitted. As expected they're a perfect fit. F
    5 points
  38. With the camo all masked up and a spot of Quick shine gloss painted along the edges of tape, I sprayed my first coat of Vallejo NATO Black. This went on well, sprayed cleanly and has settled perfectly. I plan another light coat today, then I will airbrush some highlights before sealing it in. I have also airbrushed the turrets and gloss varnished them in. My choice of using liquid mask worked well, my only piece of advice would be to be careful when removing the mask. As the area's you want to remain painted are so thin you need to make sure you don't remove them as well, which
    5 points
  39. Been a while. I've tried a different type of resin from the brand Resion. This hardens in 90 minutes, instead of 7 days for the other resin that I used. Sofar I've casted 9 bodies, 4 with the clear resin, 5 with the white. These are 4 of the white bodies, the one on the left didn't come out well, cause I left the mixture harden to long : The white resin give a much smoother result then the clear resin : There's still a lot of refining to be done : But I'm having tons of fun experimenting with res
    5 points
  40. If there was sufficient interest in Frog Squad 2, we would need to find some very gullible GB Hosts, I wonder if anyone could be persuaded to do it again......
    5 points
  41. I texted my boss and told him I was on the train heading for the south coast. "What are you on about?" he asked, "You know full well to be here at 7am." "You tell me," I replied, mystified. "You're the one who told me to be in Brighton early this morning."
    5 points
  42. Getting closer to release! I think this is likely to be the box art. This was published in the most recent issue of Airfix Model World. I trust that posting it is ok given that it is an advertisement but please forgive me and delete the post if I have done wrong. I am very excited about this release!
    5 points
  43. North American Harvard IIB FT246, FDMX of the CFS RAF Little Rissington. Depicts one of the many that were taking part in the static at Odiham for the Queens Coronation Review 1953. Heller kit. CMR vacform canopy decals from various generic sets.
    5 points
  44. evening folks as it's a Bank Holiday here, I had a bit more time at the bench.. the windshield parts were made up and painted... ..then very carefully assembled - I also added the fixed gunsight and mirror.. ..and thankfully the coaming fits nicely - Steve from Model Monkey has kindly 3D printed the gunsight which I think will arrive tomorrow so once I have that I will detail it, fit it and this whole assembly will be added to the airframe.. ..I had to find another part
    5 points
  45. Meanwhile, I'd like to get the fuselage bundled up on the T.3. First, the scratch built bumpy things go into the air brake wells, and pose for another mating picture: They should look OK once painted. I haven't found any good photos of this area, but my plan is to simply paint the camo scheme over them without masking of any kind. Now, against my better judgement, I did NOT try to size the bumps so they would fit inside the holes in the air brakes. Because, after all, I may be a Yank but I'm not crazy. And this is 1:72 scale - the bumps are only 1 mm wide (nominally)
    5 points
  46. Blitzed this! 6hrs 23 not including an hours tea break. T47 Snowspeeder, my second and much better entry in this BlitzBuild
    5 points
  47. Afternoon folk's,one of my all time favourite kit's is Airfix's 1970's Spitfire VB,from the box art with Jan Zumbach's aircraft roaring down the field to the blue plastic inside It always reminds me of what seemed like endless school summer holidays as a kid.Anyway built for the Blitz build GB over two days it took about six hours in total,the only decals I had for this later boxing were USAAF ones but despite my aversion to Spitfire's with stars I quite like it.I scored the ailerons to droop/raise as the plastic was nice and soft.Thank's for looking in.
    5 points
  48. I like this approach the best of what I've seen and what I've tried ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkRKr30ZZjM Paul
    5 points
  49. And welcome to another of my finished scratchbuilds. This one based on the upper half of a Star Wars Slave One. (The lower half became a Hover Tank). It seems that I only started this one last month. So for me that's pretty fast work. Wurger was applied to the Fw190, the Butcher bird. This one would be lunar based and piggyback to Earth orbit on a Sternail. There it would disable enemy craft and satellites and tow the remains back for salvage. Link to a Sternail picture. I built this one probably ten years ago. http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag398/petergsoden/Sternail05_zps
    4 points
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