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  1. Afternoon folk's,built for the year I was born GB as the lightning entered squadron service in 1960.I've always loved the Lightning but not silver finishes so this late scheme really appealed as I built the F6 in the Sharkmouth GB,thanks for looking in.
    30 points
  2. Latest build. 1/72 Revell kit. Bit of a challenge. Mark DSCN3508 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3507 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3510 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3512 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3513 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3515 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3516 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3518 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3519 (3) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3521 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3522 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3523 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3524 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3525 (2) b
    23 points
  3. Evening folk's,the dust is sitting thick on the shelves but with the change in the weather it's time to close the loft window for the winter and have a dusting session,all bar one of these Spitfires posts are long gone in the PB debacle so here's the 1/48 collection post dusting.All airfix other than Special Hobby's Seafire.Thanks for taking the time to look.
    23 points
  4. Hello everyone, My another recent build from Eduard, MIG15 Czechoslovakian Air Force. I have used Airbrush IWATA Neo TRN1, AMMO-MIG metal acrylic paints, ALCLAD Aqua gloss varnish, Vallejo sating varnish, Abteilung Oil paints and pigments. Hope you like it. Ales
    21 points
  5. Hi there. This is my 20th model I have completed since the beginning of this year, after I restarted this hobby after putting it on hold all those years ago. And I've had a blast ever since. I've been building mostly cold war jets in 1/72 scale. So about the model: Model: Eduard MiG-21MF (Royal Class Combo, No. R0017) Scale: 1/72 Paints: Vallejo Model & Air Aftermarket: None (kit was supplied with resin & etch parts) Weathering: Vallejo Weathering Effects, Flory Models Wash Decals: Techmod TM72070 Eduard kit is si
    19 points
  6. The evolution of US Navy aircraft camouflage paints circa World War Two. There is a great deal of misinformation or over-simplification to the point of being simply incorrect floating around the internet, in magazines and occasionally in books. As late as 1940 the US Navy were still flying aircraft around in the high-visibility schemes of silver with Orange-Yellow upper surfaces of the wings and ID markings such as flashes, coloured tails, fuselage bands and coloured engine cowlings in Lemon Yellow, Willow Green, True Blue, Black or Insignia Red. Merging in to 1941, these sche
    13 points
  7. #23/2019 The sexy beast from the east is done. Hobby Boss kit built oob, only some stencils came from Hi-Decal because the kit decals aren´t the best. Camo painted with AK Real Color Air Supperiority Blue for the lighter blue. For the darker blue my dad mixed Tamiya XF-18 Medium Blue with XF-23 Light Blue and XF-2 White in approx. 4:1:1. The grey was done with Tamiya XF-19 Sky Grey. Exhaust area painted with Gunze H63 Mettalic Blue Green, H76 Burnt Iron and Tamiya X-13 Metallic Blue. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235057810-guardia
    13 points
  8. Hi all This is my latest production and last of the backlog for RFI. Back in 1983 I had a flight in a DC3 at an airshow at Dyce, Aberdeen. The aircraft was G-AMPO of Air Atlantique in their, then new, Green Stripe livery. I loved the look of this livery and the memory of the flight has lasted. When I returned to modelling I was browsing through BM and found an example of G-AMHJ in the Air Atlantique blue stripe livery, That set me looking for a set of the green stripe decals by 26decals. I then looked for a suitable kit of the DC3, winning an old E
    13 points
  9. Here is my Harrier T.52 ZA250/G-VTOL, Paris Airshow 1979, built from the Sword kit with a Master pitot, painted with Hataka and Lifecolour acrylics and finished with decals from Vingtor set 72-118 Harrier Test and Demonstration Aircraft #3. The kit was a bit of a challenge, the fit of some parts was poor, particularly the intake trunking and front cockpit instrument shroud. There were gaps that needed shims and steps, especially behind the cockpit. The front instrument shroud provided by sword is way too big and I ended up replacing it with a part fashioned from a cut down drop tank half.
    11 points
  10. Morning all, I'm going to call it a day with this one. A fun build of a sincere and well meant kit! Definitely recommended for all aficionados of early Soviet bombers, assuming Tamiya isn't about to tool an SB. The kit has lovely detail, but slightly iffy fit in parts, particularly the transparencies, which aren't the most transparent either. But it seems to be an accurate rendition of Russia's Blenheim, right down to the incredibly spindly landing gear (I wondered if the real ones wobbled when you sneezed on them..?) I also had good fun on the weathering, acting on the assumption
    10 points
  11. I don't post all that frequently here, but I've had a pretty good year and a bit as far as modelling goes, so I thought I'd post up some photos of my recent builds... In chronological order, starting from last September - Hasegawa 1/48 Hurricane Mk IID (I'm aware the tail wheel is the wrong way round, it won't actually fit the correct way round, Hasegawa's error in making that part, although I suppose I could have cut it and sanded it and forced it to fit correctly). Xtrakit 1/72 DH Vampire Italeri 1
    10 points
  12. Finally got around to doing some pics of one of my restorations to old kit builds. This one is the Aurora 1/72nd kit of a PA-28 Cherokee re G-BBID that I flew in on My 4th 1994 from Shoreham Airport. last known to be registered as N519MC My reworked model has decals made for me and based on the only photo I could find of it in the markings it wore at the time of my flight. I do have another one built in BA flying club colours.
    10 points
  13. Rocking on with this... As I’ve discussed, this experiment with alclad involved starting with a very shiny and reflective surface and winding it back with weathering... I’d done a fair bit of post shading already, which added lots of variation in the finish but didn’t really knock back the levels of sheen... so it was time to bring out the big weathering guns - let’s start with an oil sludge wash... This is a mix of black and white oil paint - to make up a dark grey - thinned with enamel thinners - I covered the entire upper half - let it dry and wiped it
    10 points
  14. Hey all, this is my older model, built probably in June or so. Eduard FW 190 in 1 48 scale Any feedback welcome! Happy building!
    9 points
  15. A very enjoyable build only made tricky by me making a bit of a mistake under the front panels. This lead in turn to some difficulty in fitting them.
    9 points
  16. Here is the last of my builds, the Gloster Meteor F Mk IV. Not the prettiest of planes, it was developed from the wartime Meteor F Mk III which was itself an improved version of the Meteor F Mk I, the RAF's first operational jet fighter. The Mk I was powered by a production version of the Power Jets/Whittle engine and was slower than many contemporary piston engined fighters, so after a short run was replaced by the Mk III with more powerful engines. Even then the Meteor was barely faster than the Tempest and Spitfire XIV, However jet engine development gathered pace rapidly and the post war M
    9 points
  17. We can only hope that they find some sort of contentment there Thanks Dennis, yes, you are right and it is doubly fatal to try to unscrew the lid of the superglue bottle lid with the same hand that is holding the part in the tweezers while the other hand holds the superglue bottle. I have learned this the hard way, as no doubt you have too, and I even felt a twinge of fear as I started doing it, but brushed it aside. So it could be argued that I haven't actually learned it at all Turnabout is fair play Bruce, if I see one of the Z-M Mustang IIIs
    9 points
  18. It’s nice to see a model that hasn’t been pre-shaded, post-shaded, panel line washed and weathered to within an inch of its life; it looks like it’s fresh from the paint shop, or the crew chief has found a band of “willing volunteers” to keep it nicely bulled up just in case a very senior officer comes along for a snap inspection. I have one of these to build which I intend to do as one of the few operated by RAF Transport Command around the end of World War II; did you encounter any significant problems with construction? I know that there are some errors in the instructions, and
    9 points
  19. Be gentle with me. First model built in over 20 years. Baby footsteps up to the stirrups at the momentn let alone getting back in the saddle. Look forward to your input. Colours not perfect. Be it in reality or through the camera lens.
    8 points
  20. Hi This is the third of my backlog of models for RFI. I needed something 'easy' after building the Revell Inc MIG-21 so opted for a Hurricane IIC from Academy. This is my first Academy kit and I found it an enjoyable build. I built this straight OOB, only correcting the serial number. The decal for the 3 Squadron RAF example is shown as ZB464, but should be Z3464. I am a long way from mastering weathering so this Hurricane looks as if it has been in hard battle for some time and not been subject to any cleaning.
    8 points
  21. Having not built anything for over a year i decided to raid the stash for something vaguely quick and easy! This is the 1:72 Hasegawa Sepecat Jaguar, and as i have 5 RAF ones i decided to do this one finished as A130/11-YK of the French Air Force, circa 1991, in faded/dirty Gulf War/desert sand scheme. The BL755s will be replaced when something more suitable turns up Hasegawa 1.72 Jaguar A A130 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr Hasegawa 1.72 Jaguar A A130-3 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr Hasegawa 1.72 Jaguar A A130-7 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr
    8 points
  22. Bandai's 1/72 Incom Corporation T-65 X-wing space superiority fighter (1977): Cheers W-D
    8 points
  23. This is my latest build: a Tamiya's 1/48th scale F-14D Tomcat. It's a great kit, with superb fit and smart assembly, i had lot of fun building it! Kit built OOB, with some details from Eduard PE and KA Models exhaust nozzels. Painted with Gunze's Acryl Paint (h-307, H-308, H-337). So, let's start the photogalley: Ciao Ale
    7 points
  24. .... Airfix 1/72nd Dakota and all decals fro generic sets in my decal bank. A bit belated but here it is... Representing an RCAF Dakota of 437 Squadron formed for the mass drop over Holland.
    7 points
  25. Why do I have a sleazy newspaper knocking on the door . . . . . . . . I apologise o Alien one . This is how my eyes were feeling after a session at the bench Aye aye Sir! How's the diet working?? I called them much worse than that. Oh I see what you mean, thanks I'm just a novice. Get a load of these Now where did I put my knitting needles? More than welcome, were all here to help each other Thanks for the support guys
    7 points
  26. Thanks Martin, good luck with yours! A brief update: Have chopped up the second vacuformed canopy, and have done a little better. In the next photo the rear or turtle-deck part is just setting there, and it fits well enough. The letters "G" show where each side have to be glued, the top rear part left unglued. This is because the part marked "XXXX" will have to be removed for the rear canopy support for the opened position, after first dipping the whole shebang into Future or whatever: Above right, the rear section has been glued into place with CA usin
    7 points
  27. Hi folks! I finally managed to paint the Elan13 figures to complement the wonderfull WNW Sopwith Camel. The WIP: It is OOB, except for the seat belt. Rigging was done with EZ Line and Prym knitting elastic. The grass mat is from Polak models. Here it is in all its glory: Cheers, Markus
    6 points
  28. Another of my very old builds. ESCI 1/72nd kit Modeldecal decals and a memory of 1977 Greenham Common.
    6 points
  29. Not often I post in this forum, but I picked up this kit on a commission build at the weekend and am enjoying it more than I expected. Currently I have most of the superstructure assembled and primed, all the remaining parts have been primed on the sprues. Got the light grey on the hull and now waiting for the Hull Red to dry. Started on my favourite part first (the aircraft) and got that finished today. A nice (and very diminutive) Merlin: More to come next week. Kev
    6 points
  30. The first time that I saw photos of the Shackleton MR3 s was when I was at Primary School in the late 1960s. These were in aviation and RAF magazines that my father would bring home from the NCO's mess at RAF Bawdsey where my dad served. It was here that I also started building FROG models which I bought from the village Post Office, and I noticed that the Shackleton was illustrated on the side of the kit boxes as one of those made by FROG. The village Post Office did not sell the big kits, so it was during a shopping trip to Woodbridge that I first saw a FROG Shackleton on sa
    6 points
  31. A man died today when he fell into a large vat of coffee at a local factory. His wife told reporters that he did not suffer, it was instant.
    6 points
  32. Thanks chaps. A really busy and frustrating evening last night which means the end is in sight! First up was the prop. This was painted rlm70 the nose and the back plate painted rlm04 and stuck together. Not a great fit so filler applied. Then it was onto the seatbelts. Whoever thought these were a good idea?? Took more time to work out the instructions as to what pieces went where as it's a guessing game. The instructions that came with the belts were really helpful in placement of belts etc. And the pi
    6 points
  33. Just a little bit of progress to show it hasn't stopped. Most of the work you can't see.
    6 points
  34. I should be right. I use Colgate toothpaste and they say it prevents the plague.
    6 points
  35. I think I’ve found me missus her next holiday destination!
    6 points
  36. Time for an update, added the Bobstay plates with links Then carved the star out of boxwood Was looking at a picture of the real Bluenose and I noticed the back mooring chock had a lip around it so went back to the drawings and it is not mentioned so I took a piece of boxwood and made two, image it to help with my model please delete if this is not allowed. This is what I had And this is what I have done Masked the bot
    6 points
  37. Copper nitrate: Policemans shift pay. Acoustic: What a Scottish farmer uses to control his cattle.
    6 points
  38. Some more work done on the Mustang, the instrument panel is made up of 3 laminated pieces of PE with raised instruments. Makes for an impressive effect.
    6 points
  39. Ah, good - Uxbridge English Dictionary … Hoarding: a tart’s doorbell Wouldn’t it: primitive breast implant Allegro: one side of a millipede
    6 points
  40. Hiya Folks,....... another update,....... Masked the upper surfaces off; And then got started on the upper surface scheme,...... first an overall coat of Pactra enamel Dark Earth,..... with a disruptive pattern of Polly Scale Dark Green,....... the first coat of green has just been applied; So cheers for now,.....all the best, Tony
    6 points
  41. Hi After completing the 1:32 Tornado I felt I needed something easier to build, so went for the Airfix 1:72 Vampire T11 as a straight OOB build. I found the kit really enjoyable with a good fit generally. The decals however were very difficult to work with. The vast number of very small decals were hard on the old eyes and I managed to lose one or two that folded, flipper or otherwise got messed up. The larger orange decals were very brittle especially on the compound curves on the nose and the tail booms. On to the images.
    5 points
  42. Before you continue, you should rotate the right-side, starboard engine cowling so the exhaust is on the outside of the nacelle. Chris
    5 points
  43. For a minute there I thought they were a new set of gnashers!
    5 points
  44. My Demanding Public Fame is difficult thing sometimes. I enjoy the adulation of being 'Bandsaw Steve' and revel in the sure knowledge that my name and work will live on in much the same way that Shakespeare's, Leonardo's or Elvis's has. However, I must admit I sometimes find my fan's demands trying... Take @hendie for example, who just today was posting pictures of a kitten 'cleaning up' since to his mind 'no work seems to be getting done here', or take post #378 by @Matt_ (on this very thread) where he stated 'I'm interested to see how you lace up the belly'. This
    5 points
  45. In my humble opinion - absolutely and totally not. Aircraft generally do not have dark lines where the panels meet. Surfaces are relatively smooth and panels are close butted, overlapped or whatever to reduce any gaps. Panel washes on aircraft models are most unrealistic, and a modelling fashion accessory. But each to his own. If you want to emphasise something that at say 1/72 or 1/48 scale should hardly be seen, go ahead, it's your model.
    5 points
  46. The wrong one, of course.
    5 points
  47. 5 points
  48. Creche - an RTA in the posh side of town
    5 points
  49. Ok, the Meteor is finished. As you will see the wheel doors are horribly thick but their shape is such that I could not easily replace the main ones so I didn't bother. The paint finish is still grainy looking after a couple of coats of varnish. I realise that the kit is probably not too accurate in this respect, but as you will see the clearance under the wing drop tanks is pretty small - about a scale 1ft! When I built my first Meteor IV back in the mid 1970's I just threw it together (wheels up) in a couple of day
    5 points
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