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  1. Calling it done - Piaggio P.166 in Australian markings - as a Snowy Mountains Authority aircraft in the early 1960's ex G-APVE. This model has been 9 months in the making and am happy with the result - a few speed bumps along the way but got there in the end. It's 1:48 scale so wingspan just under 300mm. Build pictures in the 'on the workbench' forum ... ...
    31 points
  2. Hasegawa kit, Aires cockpit, Cutting edge intakes, Hypersonic canopy details, Brassin AIM-9s and aircrew, Armory wheels, Master pitots, Afterburner and Superscale decals and mostly Testors paint mixtures.
    31 points
  3. Here is the Eduard Kittyhawk IV (P-40N-20) NZ3220, No.18 Squadron RNZAF, Bourgainville, 1944. The model is pretty much out of the box, Eduard added some nice photo-etch and resin detailing to the original kit (i cannot recall who made the original mouldings). The only thing i changed was to use home-made masks for the insignia and white identification stripes. This is quite an expensive kit (mine was a Birthday present!), but i think the quality of the kit, the instructions, choice of markings and different variants you can build justify the cost.
    28 points
  4. Well its finished, it took two month's to build and paint. It was good fun to make as the fit was generally very good all round. The kit is inaccurate in the shape of the canopy and a few other parts which were pointed out to me. I would build another as it's a good kit to build but I would get corrections. There were no decals for the harpoon which was strange so I have attached them with no markings I'm personally happy with it, I think this is my best effort on a kit yet, I think I may have over done the panel lines but I like it. Anyway the base needs to be painted to look like an airfield
    23 points
  5. another pic some time ago I built the beautiful kit from Stransky in 1/48 . Nice kit!! Please feel free for any comments
    23 points
  6. I have taken this Eduard weekend edition kit as far as I wish. The purpose of the build was to try an idea I had to emulate the uneven surfaces seen on stressed skin aircraft, and chose this particular aircraft as I'd already built an Eduard Hellcat and knew how it went together, but this overall Glossy Sea Blue aircraft would particularly benefit from something to add visual appeal to an otherwise featureless finish. If interested in the experiment itself, here is the Work in Progress thread: The kit is close to being Out-Of-the-Box, but did receive Airscale co
    20 points
  7. Hello all! Here are some photos of my recently completed model, Revell's Ju 88A-1 in 1:32. It was a fight from start to finish, some pieces, such as the rudder pedals, didn't live to see the end of the project. I take all that to my own poor construction methods. I won't build another 32nd bomber again.
    16 points
  8. Bandai's newly released Super Star Destroyer in the slightly ridiculous scale of 1/100,000. Despite the tiny scale, the model is quite large for a release in the Vehicle Model range, measuring about 19cm long, althought the slender design makes it still feel quite small. The level of detail is almost as crazy as the scale - it's hard to believe injection moulding can achieve results like this. Painting was kept on the subtle side to avoid creating an out of scale appearence on something that's meant to be 19 km long. The build can be found here.
    14 points
  9. ...With Heller's lovely (but occasionally flawed) 1/24 Ferguson TE-20 tractor. This is out of my normal shopping zone but given we were on holiday and my eldest son, now a paramedic, has had a lifelong interest in tractors and dad was suitably oiled after completing a 'gin trail' tasting challenge, the scene was set for a little online purchasing. A few clicks later and the kit was priority delivered to our self catering property. All seemed very promising with the contents and the potential for weathering was obvious, so I set myself a simple brief of 'well worn but fully function
    12 points
  10. Here is my Dragon 1:72 Heinkel He 219A-0 Uhu which I built in 2000. It represents “G9+BB”, W. Nr. 190070, flown by Hauptmann Manfred Meurer, of Stab. I/NJG1, Luftwaffe, from Venlo, Holland, in early 1944. This was my second go at this kit and I managed to pack enough weight to get it standing on its own legs! Main scheme painting and varnishing was done by airbrush. Thanks for looking Miguel
    12 points
  11. Hi everyone, another new release Airfix build, this time it's the much anticipated 1/72nd Buccaneer S.2C. This is an early test shot that I built back in June and appeared in last months issue of Airfix Model World. A great little kit with excellent fit, good detail, easy assembly and an accurate overall shape, thanks mainly to LIDAR. Having said that there is a slight issue with the shape of the rear tailplane fairing which should be a smooth cone on the S.2C. The Buccaneer was fitted with three styles of rear tailcone fairing during it's life and unfortunately the kit part depicts the later
    11 points
  12. To have an idea how the model will look like, I have brought all the parts together: I know, with all these masking tapes it does not look so nice but still gives some positive feedback that the progress is on right direction. More photos with close views will follow. Serkan
    11 points
  13. I've got a confession to make - I've never built Tamiya kits. So I thought why not test whether they live up to their good reputation, and try not only one - but two. So this is Tamiya 1/48 and 1/72 Republic F-84G Thunderjet double build. I thought it might be fun to compare the two kits side by side as I build them. It could also be confusing and I make a mess of the kits and parts - there's only one way to find out Box arts. Painted Tamiya box arts are always classy. Model in the 1/72 is also nice but I think I prefer the painting.
    10 points
  14. I present my Revell 787-8 Dreamliner in the Qatar Airways livery. I saw this Aircraft at EDI in May 2017 and wanted to build it as the pilots waved at my then 2 year old Daughter and it made her day. I also find the colours of Qatar Airways very elegant. The build was OOB. I did enjoy the build of this kit, however some of the ‘extra details’ aren’t including in this kit like the antennas. I like how well the kit goes together and only minimal filling was required (although I am trying to get the hang of the filling and sanding process). I think I might buy the Zvezda kit in the fu
    10 points
  15. Good Morning. This is a real thing but never flew, and I think was never completed. Dennis tells me its OK for this GB: After taking opinion here at Britmodeller, I've bought the various RAAF interior greens. One of my local shops has stocks of the new Tamiya lacquers which I had hoped to try out but they don't have anything like XF-5 or indeed any bright green. Are these new? Or, just new in the UK? Has anyone tried them? Here are the bits and pieces: The Red-roo resin looks to be very good quality. The Academy Mustang has a fe
    9 points
  16. I'm pleased to present the very first completed build by my oldest son, Winston, aged 4 as of this Wednesday. He built and painted the whole thing all by himself, with my only assistance being drawing guidelines to show where to apply the wood glue and laying out paper for his workspace, as well as acting as a human version of those alligator-clip helping hands tools. It was brushpainted in a scheme of Winston's own devising, which can truly be said to be a WHIF, since it's for the fire station he intends to run when he's big. It was a delig
    9 points
  17. Early on in the Eclipse project someone said he wasn’t sure you could aero-tow a delta wing. Mark Stucky spoke up. “I know you can because I’ve done it.” He explained that he had aero-towed in hang gliders many times. See Forger’s F-106 in 1/72nd scale.
    8 points
  18. A selection of AP drawings showing diferant parts of the airframe, if there is any particular part you would like to see let me know and I'll see if I can find it. John
    8 points
  19. I'm having a bit of a ponder over on the TID Tug so . . . Now I'll be truthful, nothing was further from my mind than a 1/350 boat ( I was given this model by a good friend who always seems to be leading me astray). I was looking around for something from the etch set that might help the tug. No joy on the part but I got to looking at the detail Dragon had included with slide moulding Now with things on hold on the tug, the fact that I've never built anything smaller than 1/200. There are some very nice multi media kits out there in 1/350. The fact that I have an invo
    7 points
  20. Actually, this was my 2nd ever 1/48 kit .... actually, I redid the a/c a couple of times.... This was the original version, oob with the addition of custom made radar antennae (I did not know about after market details back then ...) and an in between version until I decided I did not care for the radar ... Thanks for looking - and I don't care which version you like better, I am NOT
    7 points
  21. Dear fellow modellers, On 7th of October 2019 the \KLM celebrates its 100 Year Jubilee. I thought it was fitting to show the last Fokker, that flew the route to the Dutch East Indies. Here is a link for the history of this plane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_F.XVIII My model was built years ago but the wingcovering began to deteriate, the glue dried out, So I had a big problem. I removed the wing from the fuselage but it was far gone. I had only one solustion; I had to make a new wing. Carved from a solid piece of wood, I c
    7 points
  22. One of the many crazy ideas to win an unwinnable war, no matter @ what cost ..... Thanks for looking
    7 points
  23. Thanks all. At this scale a regular SD would be about 1.6cm long. I'm sure someone will make a 3D print available on shapeways, if there isn't one already. Andy
    7 points
  24. Good day to all! Here is my latest completion, Tamiyas venerable Swordfish in 1:48 dressed up as an aircraft from one of my former squadrons 810 NAS from 1938 (obviously before my time lol). I bought the kit last year from the HMCS Shearwater Hobby show for a decent price and it also came with the rigging etch as well. I invested in the Eduard cockpit set mainly for the harnesses but it also came with a nice instrument panel so used that as well. Im not a great fan of Tamiyas decals and wanted to do something nice and colourful, luckily I came across a set of decals representing a recent
    7 points
  25. Some colour details. That's it for now, wrap around to follow. John
    7 points
  26. hi friends of the forum, I show you my last work the mb326 1/48 of Italeri. The model was embellished by the neomega cockpit, tauro and skydecal decals, and gunze paints. Aging watercolor pencils were used for aging, I hope you like it ....
    6 points
  27. Well here's my latest, the recent Airfix 1/72 Hurricane with the early fabric wings in the markings of 85 Sqn during the Battle of France. A really lovely kit, went together well, although the undercart is a touch fiddly. One thing, I absolutely loathed the canopy - framing was wrong, sits funny, the angle on the front screen doesn't look right at all - so I used the glasshouse from an old mould Airfix Hurri I had sitting around. It's too thick but still looks better IMHO. I changed the decals as I'm 99.99999% certain from looking at photos that the original aircraft was coded "G"
    6 points
  28. I have had quite a productive afternoon, managing to paint the nose matt black, adding the decals, and almost completing the instrument panel, which just needs the CRT screen painting. Once I have finished painting the seats I can close the flight deck up and start working on the final details. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
    6 points
  29. Yon Caledonian lad's been seeing lights in the sky again... (But in the spirit of Mr.Kipling, he does make exceedingly good rotor heads.)
    6 points
  30. Thanks Dave. Yes the yellow was brush painted and I used AeroMaster acrylic Orange-Yellow. They were manufactured under licence from Polly Scale, who were part of Testors Corporation when they started to release acrylic paints under their own brand label. I am not too sure but I think that the Model Master brand of acrylics could be similar to Polly Scale. I have used AeroMaster and Polly Scale acrylics on a few builds since I returned to modelling and have found that they brush on really well. They can be thinned with distilled water for airbrushing and clean up with soap and wate
    6 points
  31. Hi All, Another Update. So the fuselage a few things going on to get ready........ Started to cut out the Beam Hatches - hmn a little big Another thing to fix......... I have decided to fill in the wing wells, as I want to have an interior I have added styrene Strip to place inserts So I started the fore deck lower/upper,. I began by making a whole new frame/bulkhead as the kit ones were as usual fictitious I have filled/sanded the Marked areas by SH as the are wrong The is how SH have
    6 points
  32. Ah, some style, dignity & decorum, as only the Empire can project ... (only those who are hatted, wearing brown, beige or black shall board!)
    6 points
  33. Thanks! I think a few coats of Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green will make her look even better. I have a couple of spares if you can't find it! (Assuming you are speaking of the one true scale.) Thanks! It came out better than I expected, especially since scribing is not one of my better virtues. Thanks Bill! If you can't find your Javelin kit, I have a couple of spares if you can't find it! (Assuming you are speaking of the one true scale, and, of course, if Jason doesn't nab one first.) Jollychopters, e
    6 points
  34. Thanks Rudolf! Cheers Thom. I understand that, but a decal in a box is not visible. It should still be provided and left to the modeler to decide if he/she wants to add it. Let's face it, most will never be seen outside the builder's home! Thanks Stuart! Wait no more Ced! I got a matt coat on her this morning so this afternoon, after watching South Africa annihilate Italy, (sorry Giorgio and Massimo!) I got out hte number 11 blade and tweezers, and removed the masking! Always the best bit!
    6 points
  35. Hi everybody, My first model here at BM. I hope you like it. Thanks, Ricardo
    5 points
  36. Build update... FAA Corsair IIs had 8" chopped of the wings to make them fit in the hanger deck. It also improved their landing characteristics, before they tended to float when landing. So 2.8mm off the ends of the wings. Simple. They also lacked the front aerial mast, so that's gone as well. As I said, it's a lovely little kit, great fit and a wealth of (raised) panel line detail, whether they're accurate I have no idea and I'd better not check! I knew I'd drift further away from an OOB build, but I'm trying to control myself. Seeing as I intend to ditch the
    5 points
  37. It has been a busy couple of weekends in September 3 shows Driffield, Keithley and Edinburgh(Scale Scotland) so now have some model time to catch up with masts added and rigged. Been getting the ships boats ready and another coat to the base And picked up a few bits at each show Also ordered these last Saturday at Scale Scotland from Name It and they arrived Friday great service in my book and will be ordering more for future builds beefy
    5 points
  38. As it says, some drawings from the Pilot's notes and Air crew equipment AP
    5 points
  39. @Harry Lime Mark, you asked for it! it does make for interesting reading though, well, I think it does. John
    5 points
  40. All this talk of food is making me hungry, so I think I’ll have a early lunch as SWMBO is visiting a friend in hospital and I can please myself. John
    5 points
  41. Frog Hurricane or Billie.... Decisions, decisions Now my vision is returning to normal some progress on this tiny, tiny, model which will be among the last 1/72 I ever build. You can see where it's crawled to. Had a bout of conjunctivitis and Sushi the SleeperCat had the feline equivalent. The vet noticed mine and 'suggested' the Doctor's, cat back to normal in two days, I'm getting there after a week. Just had to coincide with the tiny detailing stage.... however I could manage more on other less fiddly projects. One way and another 2020 can't come quick e
    5 points
  42. Thank you Edward, you are very kind - they do seem a bit overwhelming but so far I've not found anything that you would consider in any way difficult... Thanks Bruce, I saw your Mustang and it has made me think about getting the kit, yours is an absolute beauty I got the engine bits (so far) painted up: I overuled the kit instructions and used a darker metallic grey for the cylinders and silver for the push rods rather than just silver for all. None of it will be seen and I won't be weathering it at all, but I do like to pretend t
    5 points
  43. Soo Dear alien, It's obvious that even martians are'nt ubiquitous !! But !!! @hendie is almost right since your martian spacecraft is Faaaast You can ALMOST be in 2 different places at Almost the same time !! Party ?? Who said party ?? storks at the ready for some french Can Can @Pete in Lincs Where's the goat ?? Nokya is at the ready for some more races around martian's patch of grass !! bring on Rex too !! Sincerely. CC
    5 points
  44. I've had some time this week, so here's a few updates... The bottom half has been built up. I also did some plastic surgery on the front end and lowered the placement of the cab. I really didn't like how high it was sitting before. The cab is just held together with tape at the moment, so I can paint the interior. Here I'm starting to plan out engine compartment details. Everything is just temporarily stuck in place with some double-sided tape. I've also started to add some Meng brand bolt heads.
    5 points
  45. Damn,I wish I'd bought the Hurricane last week now,everyone seems to be starting something new even at this late stage!
    5 points
  46. Evening All, Thanks Chris and Adrian for dropping by - glad to have you along. Ian I suggest that you leave some of your backlog and have a go at a floater: the GB deadline would give you the necessary push to finish it! It has been a little while since the last post and I do not seem to have achieved a great deal in the interval - as usual life has got in the way. There are also times when in the course of scratch building a model a great deal of time seems to be required to achieve not very much, and then a great deal can be achieved in a short time. I am hoping that
    5 points
  47. Drivers instrument panel almost done. More tomorrow folks Dan
    5 points
  48. Built for a GB on another forum, here is Hasegawa's oft-seen 'egg' F-4E Phantom...'tweaked' slightly to F-4J standard, to represent an a/c of the USMC's VMFA-333 'Shamrocks' during the Vietnam War. I ditched the kit's sole included ordnance -- which I think are anti-ship missiles for the JASDF version -- and cobbled up a more-suitable load-out from spares. I added a 'mini-me' GIB from an old ballpoint pen clicker, and made PC-printed decals for the crew's squadron helmet insignia. Main decals are an old 1/144 sheet from Y-Kraft in Japan. Just as an FYI, the markings are for the crew wh
    5 points
  49. Sorry for the short delay. The ssd has been finished for a few days, but I haven't had a spare minute to post any updates until now. Not a lot has been done since the previous post, mainly just tidying up a few areas and adding more washes where I thought the detail wasn't standing out enough. I added a very dilute wash/filter over the hull to better highlight the tiny raised panels. That was a mix of dark rubber and dark sea grey with a lot of glaze medium. It was just enough to leave a subtle shadow around the details, without making them stand out too strongly.
    5 points
  50. Update as promised Decals now on,waiting for the setting solution to pull them down. Pity the kit ones I had to use are yellowed, but big thanks to @FIGHTS ON who baled me out with the other markings, but the stars are the kit ones. Just a number 2 to put on the tail fin when the green paint that I forgot to paint has dried Just got to fix on the easily snapped off bits (undercarriage, aerials etc) on Monday as I'm out all weekend playing trains, then I think I can call it done
    4 points
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