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  1. 24 points
    Hiya Folks, I have liked the scheme worn by AK-A flown by the CO of 213 Sqn in N.Africa and Italy for some time,...... and so started a couple of 1/72nd Revell Mustang`s with the idea of building one in these colours,..... however during that time I bought the 1/48th Revell kit which included the same decals for a 213 Sqn aircraft,....... so I built that instead and the small Mustangs were left gathering dust on a shelf, part painted. During a recent tidy up I decided to finish them off and here they are now,..... not my best effort,..... but they will do; 213 Sqn, N.Africa and Italy; 19 Sqn, UK Based; Cheers, Tony
  2. 16 points
    Extra pics of a recent finisher in the floatplane GB elsewhere here as a GB build. AZUR KIt and decals.
  3. 16 points
    Well, as promised on on the F-84F Build Thread HERE I am posting up the pictures of the finished model, with a little embellishment to the kit: Thanks for looking in! Ed
  4. 15 points
    IT'S A HURRICANE IIC! http://armahobbynews.pl/en/blog/2019/10/31/hurricane-mk-iic-1-72-scale-kit-announcement/?utm_source=implebot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hurricane2c&utm_term=hurricane2c-zapowiedz&utm_content=en They say:
  5. 14 points
    Hello Britmodellers, this is my most timeconsuming model started 1980, stopped because the Airmodel vacu was much too wrong. I began to build it in segments, but the girls needed more time. Then i stopped modelling for many years. After i started again in 1991 i completed the fuselage finally in 8 main sections. The glass is also made from scratch in 7 pieces plus black PS frames cut from a video boxing. It took 14 years to finish the scratch build in 1994. A picture was in ModellFan then. It is not the Trumpy model, it is easy to discern. "F-107" is cutted airbrush-foil and laquered. It took more than 400 hrs. Stencilling is Verlinden and Microscale as are the scratch decals. Only the wings are (quite changed) from Airmodel Vacu. The later pictures are from the 90s. Aerophile was my main reference... The last pic is from 1991, you can see, because of the grey Dupli Color Autospachtel the model is very, very heavy.... Cheers, Tom
  6. 13 points
    Here is my recently completed Eduard Pfalz DIIIa. It's my first WW1 subject and was an enjoyable build. I have rigged a couple of other models before ( Gladiator and Swordfish) and used EZ line fine which I thought might look a bit under scale in 1:48 so I bought EZ line the next size up - thick. Oh dear, the stuff I got is terrible. It's almost a flat elasticated tape - not round in section at all. But I used it non the less. Does anybody else have any experience with this. Might resort to fishing line next time. This build comes off the back of a Swordfish Mk1 Floatplane for the Sea/Floatplane Group Build so I'm a bit 'rigged out' at the moment. A bit of heavy metal next I think! Anyway, enjoy the pics. Cheers, Bob
  7. 12 points
    Hi all Following on from my Tamiya Matilda build I've now finished the diorama. This is again my first proper attempt at a diorama so I've kept it pretty basic. I've used plaster of paris for the basic groundwork along with the woodland scenic rock moulds. I've then scattered some woodland scenic ballast, which seemed to be a pretty good reflection of the Libyan desert at 1/35 scale. Then I've just finished it off with a black base coat, followed on by Tamyia desert yellow and buff with progressively more white added into the buff for the highlights. And one with some low morning light to cast some nice desert shadows on a cold Oct day in Preston!
  8. 9 points
    Fokker DR1 Triplane, 425/17. Roden 1:32 I recently bought this Roden 1:32 kit of the Fokker DR.1, only for Wingnut Wings to announce their own kit to be released later this year. Of course I would prefer the Wingnut Wings kit, so before this one got relegated to back of the stash, I though I'd better build it. It is a perfectly nice little kit, there is nothing wrong with it except for a few simplified details, which are easily corrected. If it is of interest I did a Work In Progress thread on this forum. Anyway, I am pleased to add this to my display cabinet. The figure of Manfred von Richthofen & Moritz (the dog) is from Elan13 miniatures, and a really beautifully sculpted and cast piece. Thanks for looking, John
  9. 8 points
    This is the first start / finish build of the year, better late than never. I started it earlier in the year but lost my mojo and it went back in the box. I started it again last month and flew through the remaining stages. A lovely kit although the clear parts fought back a bit. I've got decals for a Finnish aircraft on my next one. Done with the Xtradecals of 44 Sqn K7133 although the decal instructions are wrong going off photo's I founds in a book. It was built from the fighter kit and so I struggled with the location for the fuselage bomb racks and think the front one should be further forwards. OOB apart from seatbelts and the SBS riveter to add more interest. Cheers Neil
  10. 7 points
    Hi all and another blast from the past finished for the recent Frog GB here. Build thread is here but to recap: Kit: Frog F-4K/M Phantom Scale: 1/72 Paints: Halfords plastic primer, Revell Acyrlics, Flory Models wash, Klear, W&N Satin varnish Build: Small panel line rescribe. Scratchbuilt engine doors. Seats, cockpit & canopy from Italeri F-4S Decals: From the kit with some extras from the spares With an equally ancient Airfix F-4 I built a couple of years back. Good fun and looks like a Phantom from across the room! Thanks for looking and happy modelling. Cheers, Dermot
  11. 7 points
    Hello For macabre lovers: Cheers Mike
  12. 7 points
    Latest build. First attempt at an airliner. MarkDSCN3531 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3530 (3) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3532 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3534 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3533 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3535 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3536 by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3537 by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3539 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3540 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3541 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3542 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3543 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr
  13. 7 points
    Front row! You and I know why I think you've been mixing with the ' wrong sort ' Seems to be theme, so I thought I'd see what you lot are calling me ....... Dictionary definition 2. relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but rather seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, colours, and textures. Yeah !! I am on the right pills, I'm happy with that What! You want some modelling . . . Framework planked and given a dusting of primer What do you reckon? I think we're heading in the right direction ........ Thanks for looking in Kev
  14. 7 points
    Yes, it is just over-simplified in text. I will correct it later today. Thank you for pointing.
  15. 7 points
    Rudder control horns and rudder fitted. How long can I put off fitting the wings?
  16. 7 points
    My recently completed 1/10 Life Miniatures JFK. Had some trouble with the photography; this is the best I could get. Any comments and criticism are appreciated! Thanks for looking, Miles
  17. 7 points
    Dave I think I shall place it on its own base with a vehicle along side it ?? I got some brown paint on it last night and the green this morning. Tamiya tape on the inside of the window frames to paint everything totally Brown. When the green is dry I shall remove the tape and get some glazing in there. With that it place I shall put three walls together and start to add the first floor and some interior walls.
  18. 6 points
    This aircraft depicts that of Capt Ted Lines, 335th FS/4th FG.8th AF.. Capt. Lines is officially credited with ten victories, however, examination of combat reports indicates that he actually destroyed 14. These victories included four in one day. He had been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters Overall a very nice kit with the exception of the individual microscopic MGs and wing-tip lights. For the Interior Green I used a Tamiya mix of Yellow XF-3, Green XF-5 2/1. The photo shows the mix compared to Gunze Sangyo Interior Green which I was unaware I had. The exterior colours were, for the wings, Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminum. The moving surfaces were sprayed Vallejo 77.707 Chrome over the plastic and the fuselage was sprayed with the same paint over Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss Black
  19. 6 points
    Early Harriers - Airfix or Esci / Italeri ? Just thought it would be helpful to see both 1/72 Harrier GR.1s next to each other. My own view is that there's little to choose between them. The Airfix kit perhaps has a slightly better shape and cockpit / undercarriage detail is better, but the Airfix panel lines are way more prominent that those on the Esci / Italeri kit, which is quite noticeable o n such small models. As an aside, I was disappointed to see the difference between separate tins of Xtracolour RAF Dark Green as both these models were painted with Xtracolour. Airfix kit is 4 Sqn's XV791. Esci kit is 233 OCU aircraft.
  20. 6 points
    The Rafale is probably my favourite current front line fighter, for no other reason than the displays I have seen. I have had the Revell 1999 boxing of the 1:48 Rafale M in my stash for a few years. It was unmade due to the kit schemes and loadout options being a little underwhelming. When Revell released the kit again with updated weapons I was inspired to finally get it finished. I sourced the weapons from Revell and got hold of a Syhart decal set. The kit scheme represents Rafale C no.126/113-GE - EC 1/7 "Provence" - BA113 Saint-Dizier 2011However, I had seen pictures of the Rafale being flown with additional weapons pylons so decided to load mine up to the hilt. Not a 100% accurate representation but I'm happy with it. Thanks for looking!
  21. 6 points
    My latest work, Bf 109G-14 in 32nd scale. Nice and smooth kit of Hasegawa, pretty straight build with no major issues, built in about three weeks, simultaneously with some other jet builds which in fact are my natural environment I've built 400+ models so far but not many WWII planes and props, let alone Bf109s and built this for a dear friend on request and he's happy so am I. Hope you like it, too... Speedy
  22. 6 points
    Colour schemes are published with profiles in Arma Hobby store. 70035 Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc Expert Set Hurricane Mk IIc, BE500/LK-A, 87 Squadron RAF, Spring 1942. Pilot: S/Ldr Denis Smallwood. Hurricane Mk IIc, BE500/LK-A, 87 Squadron RAF, Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Raid, 19 August 1942. Pilot: S/Ldr Denis Smallwood. Hurricane Mk IIc, Z3899/JX-W, 1 Sqaudron RAF, November 1941. Hurricane Mk IIc trop, HV560/FT-Z, 43 Squadron RAF, Maison Blanche, Algieria, December, 1942. Pilot: S/Ldr Michael "Micky" Roo 70036 Hurricane Mk IIc Model Kit Hurricane Mk IIc, LF331/WC-G, “Target For Tonight", 309 Squadron PAF, Peterhead, Summer-Autumn 1944 Hurricane Mk IIc, Z3092/QO-T, 3 Squadron RAF, Hunsdon 1941-42 70037 Hurricane Mk IIc trop Model Kit! Hurricane Mk IIc trop, HL885/AX-Z, 1 Squadron SAAF, Lt. Stewart “Bomb” Finney, LG142, Egypt, September1942. Hurricane Mk IIc trop, LD726/Y, 113 Squadron RAF, pilot: F/O Graham Skallam, Burma 1944.
  23. 6 points
    I found the struts had to be fitted at the same time as the wing, in order to ensure the latter is as level as it should be. Relying on the centre strut alone would lead to problems. Now to leave it well alone until the glue hardens.
  24. 6 points
    Swift F.2 from the Airfix FR5 kit and the Freightdog conversion. The Swift fighter entered service with 56 Sqn nine days after I was born on 20th February 1954, the F.2 as depicted here followed in August 1954. All the fighters were withdrawn in March 1955, when it became clear that the Swift was incapable of performing its role as a interceptor fighter due to lack of altitude performance and some questionable handling qualities. However, the Swift was robust and with some changes was an effective low altitude performer and had a reasonably successful, if fairly brief career with two fighter reconnaissance squadrons with RAF Germany. The conversion kit was reasonably straightforward, but requires careful cutting and it surprising how much plastic is replaced by new resin. i enjoyed this group build having the F.2 the hard way from a Pegasus kit in the late 1980's (a big advantage of that kit was the thickness of the plastic) Build thread is here
  25. 5 points
    I just added a new member to this display and realized I have not updated this thread in a while. So here is the latest. In both pictures the bottom row has the real X planes i.e. aircraft built specifically to test aeronautical theories and never intended to go into production. Above that are what I refer to as the "also rans"; Aircraft that made it to the prototype stage but for one reason or another did not go into full production. This set is not all inclusive but, contains aircraft that I thought looked interesting. This is the whole display; The order is from right to left, top to bottom they are in chronological order of first flight starting with the oldest. But in order to see better I divided into right and left pictures. Starting with the top row from left to right they are: Vultee XP-54 Swoose, and Curtiss XP-55 Ascender. Row 2: Douglas XB--42 Mixmaster, Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly, and Boeing F8B. Row 3 is the Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing. Row 4: Curtiss XP-87 Black Hawk, McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, Vought F7U-1 Cutless, Republic XF-91 Thundercepter and Martin XB-51. Row 5: Martin P6M-2 Seamaster. Douglas F5d-1 Skylancer. North American. F-107A Ultra Sabre , and Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III. Row 6: Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne, Sikorsky S-67 Black Hawk, Northrop F-20 Tagershark, Northrop YF-23 Black Widow II and Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche. Finall row 7: Northron HL-10, Martin-Marietta X-24A, Northrop M2-F3, Martin-Marietta X-24B, Grumman X-29, Rockwell-MBB X-31, Boeing Bird of Prey, Boeing X-32, Boeing X-36 and Northrop Grumman X-47B Pegasus. For the left half starting at the top row is the Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket. Row 2: Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet, Fischer P-75A Eagle, McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat,Douglas BTD Destroyer, and Bell XP-77. Row 3: Consolidated XP-81, Curtiss XF15C-1 Stingaree and Northrop XP-79B. Row 4: Vought F6U Pirate, Ryan XF2R-1 Dark Shark, VoughtXF5U-1 Flying Pancake, and Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing. Row 5: Douglas XA2D-1 Skyshark, Grumman XF10F-1 Jaguar, Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart, Bell HSL-1, Convair XFY-1 Pogo, and Lockheed XFV-1. Row 6 is the North American XB-70A. Row 7: Douglas X-3 Stiletto, Ryan X13 Vertijet, North American X-15A-2, M2-F1, and Northrop M2-F2. As you can see there are a few spaces to be filled so stay tuned for updates.
  26. 5 points
    Hi, everyone! No.517 Squadron was a meteorological squadron, forming as part of Coastal Command from No.1404 (Met) Flight in August 1943. A shortage of Halifaxes meant that the squadron was initially equipped with Hampdens and Hudsons, and even had to borrow four B-17F Flying Fortresses from the 379th Squadron, USAAF, to fill a gap between the end of Hudson and Hampden operations and the arrival of the Halifax. The squadron's main duty was to carry out meteorological flights over the western approaches, to help forecast the weather. After the arrival of the Halifax in November 1943, the squadron moved to Pembroke shire, continuing to carry out weather flights while also performing anti-submarine patrol duties. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DdMeWOjbyzxsLjuLLtsh013kn53Jgp_E
  27. 5 points
    As a bit of a palette cleanser, following my Blenheim and to get something new for the SIG stand at Telford, I put this little beast together. It is the Mark 1 Model 1/144th scale kit of the workhorse of the RNZAF from the early fifties to the early seventies. It is a simple kit as befits it size buy has plenty of detail. I used the decals I have had printed for SIG members , which come on a sheet on both 1/72nd and 1/144th scale and cover both 75 and 14 Squadrons with lots of appropriate serials. The only thing missing are the roundel and fin flashes that already provided in most kits. All the sheet provides are the silver ferns to save cost. I need to find a replacement for the fin flash lost as although there are two complete kits in the box my kit decal sheet has only one set of D type fin flashes. Thanks for looking.
  28. 5 points
    The ancient Crown/Revell/Minicraft kit, with old Microscale decals. Kit national insignia was useless, so modified some from an old 1/72 F-5A jet sheet. This is a rather crude kit, but the basic shape is OK. Modified the nose, reworked the awful props, tried to make something of the cowlings, added guitar string guns. Some have complained that the dihedral is too much... hard to correct though. I think it does look like a B-25 now though, especially from "far away." And in this size, just about everything is far away: that's a dime on the base. https://photos.app.goo.gl/PVgizkivE7hZwXbcA https://photos.app.goo.gl/5m8mYgHyC9NporJf9 https://photos.app.goo.gl/k2V9xzEoN2uk6Dpg9
  29. 5 points
    Things are coming together quickly. One or two details still to fit, some paint to retouch, and the decals. The wind-driven generator is provided as an injection moulded part, but there is a PE set of blades that can be substituted for the chunky moulded ones if desired. I’m not even sure you can see them! Main wheels are on, and will need a quick dab of paint where the mould seams were sanded off. The machine gun for the observer is a proper fiddle. One moulded part, being the main body of the weapon, barrel and the mount, with four infinitesimally small PE details. They tested the limits of my magnification and patience. It looks the part now it’s finished. Aileron control rods are also supplied as PE parts. They are on there somewhere! The tail skid needed a little help to fit, mainly by halving the length of its peg, and actually caused part of the rear fuselage to break away. I managed to save it, and it’ll never show. There are tiny PE parts for the pilot's gun sighting. The instructions show where they go, but not until you’ve glued the wing on. They really should be fitted before the wing is fitted. Bother. I sincerely doubt I can get the blighters in there now. I don’t suppose they’ll be missed. The remaining PE is the step under the fuselage, and something that might be the wireless antenna. Exactly where that should fit is vague, and isn’t clarified from studying photos. Blimey! It’s nearly finished!
  30. 5 points
    The cost of the masks should not be compared to the cost of the kit to which you are applying them. The appropriate way to evaluate their value is to the time saved in using pre-cut masks versus creating the masks yourself or, if you are brave, painting the frames free-hand with the associated need for touch-ups and re-work. You may not think of it this way, but time itself has value. If you put an hour into building a kit, you've probably already spent more on that kit in time than in the cost to purchase it. If you spend ten hours on a kit, there are very few kits you couldn't buy with the value of that time. You might think I'm being facetious with this line of reasoning, but our time is not unlimited and if buying a set of masks saves me half an hour versus the alternatives it's money well spent in my opinion. I'm currently working on an Airfix 1/72 Blenheim I and it took me all of 15 minutes to mask the clear parts with Eduard masks whereas it would have taken over an hour to mask all the parts if I had to cut all the masks myself. That doesn't account for the likelihood that I'll make a cut in the wrong place and have to then fix the unwanted mark on the clear part of the canopy.
  31. 5 points
    Masks would be good, but I think most of their customers would like Airfix to up their game by getting their quality control sorted first.
  32. 5 points
    A couple of years ago, we were going to attend a meeting in Birmingham. As we do, we were to travel up the day before and stay over a couple of nights in a chain hotel. We left Chatham at around 10am, with the plan to stop at the first services on the M40 for lunch. The good old M25 was up to its usual tricks, and we hadn’t even reached the A3 junction by noon. That’s normally a sub-one hour journey. We finally achieved our hotel by around five. We resolved to eventually move north of London as soon as we can, but we are still here. A further thinned coat of the khaki green and I reckon we are more or less there. I did mask the line between the aluminium and green, although following a moulded line ought to be doable. I’ll let that dry properly, then look to fitting the wings and struts. The difference between the polished and plain aluminium shows quite well, I think. I have heard good things about Humbrol Decalfix, and I have acquired a bottle. I need to test it for settling decals on a matt finish. If it works, I won’t need a gloss coat for the next stage.
  33. 5 points
    Source: https://www.facebook.com/ArmaHobby/posts/2732208890142784 - ref.70035 - Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc expert set - ref.70036 - Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc - ref.70037 - Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc Trop V.P.
  34. 5 points
    The kit is build and all the photo etch has been added - I've added some top-side periscope // snorkel detail to spice the kit up a tad. A top coat of primer has now been added as I have doubts about the photoetch accepting Alcad II paints straight from the bottle
  35. 5 points
    Got the decals wrong on the helmet. Oh well.
  36. 5 points
    And its in the bunfight!
  37. 5 points
    The nose bulkhead had to be modified to match new nose shape: I started first starboard side; The both sides were modified and in overall the result is better than before: Next step is to coat the parts with primer and to add panel lines. Serkan
  38. 5 points
    Hi guys. Hope you have all had a splendid weekend? I hoped to have the big bird finished over the last two days alas with kids scout camp and meeting up with old friends it just wasn’t meant to be. There was some work over the week but not enough to edge her over the finish line. Let me explain. First of the missing UC parts got made and painted and weathered. that should make it easier to not flap around in the wind. It was really hard to try and see how these things were going to fit and stay fitted in one piece so I decided to fot them boot at a time. While the first leg bits dried I sprayed the nose. don’t worry it’s not a mistake or a Messerschmitt for that matter. I remembered to spray yellow before red to give that juicy colour tone. Everything was going so smoothly, something just had to give. This was it. There seemed to be a blob of water on the wing underside after flying the UC legs. So I mopped it off with my finger. it wasn’t water. some TET must have dipped off while I was mid glue. straight through to the blue plastic. Sad but not un-fixable. I decided not to wallow but press on and fix up. The UC wheels and legs got fitted and glued. They actually feel quite strong. The nose got a top red blast. ooooh lovely. After This I set about fixing the wing. Sanding and paint. This shot was taken after I decanted a small amount of TS13 and applied with a brush. That needs to dry. The not quite slotted together UC legs got squeezed in and... bang! They looked pretty much solid. I also drilled that oil drain hole thing. After a night drying she was able to do this. How cool is that? you can just see the rear view mirror on the cutting mat after it’s first coat of black paint. The wing still needed sorting so. a little flory aaaaaaand. done. You can see it if you go looking but it’s good enough and to be fair it could have been a lot worse. And that dear hearts is where we’re at. I managed to Flory the nose after a gloss coat this morning. And that is it. I did take a nice pic of her in the autumn sun. and that is where she will be until next I’m at the bench. Thanks for dropping my friends. Take care and as always. Happy moddeling. I’m off to bed. Sweet dreams. Johnny zzzzzzz
  39. 4 points
    My next project. And the ingredients. I cut the plastic already, and as with my previous Airfix new tool, I am a bit disappointed. Looks beautiful in the box, but the intakes are heavy and the mould seams are omnipresent. More shortrunish than some of the recent shortruns in this particular matter.
  40. 4 points
    The 1/72nd secret item from the catalogue 2019 (link) is a new tool Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II - ref. 1425 It's Halloween today... Sources: https://www.italeri.com/en/article/777 https://www.italeri.com/uploads/news/cDrllBUBxBek9FXxcMAV35oH9gczdzte2VMQmy7s.pdf https://www.facebook.com/ItaleriModelKit/posts/3256928964379701 test build V.P.
  41. 4 points
    Release expected late November 2019 - ref. 32040 - Gloster Gladiator Mk.I, WWII British Fighter Source: http://www.icm.com.ua/news/636-news.html V.P.
  42. 4 points
    Airfix are going to revamp their club in November - i hope thats not the big announcement!
  43. 4 points
    No, never tried the spray stuff (indeed, I didn’t even know of its existence); I’ve only ever seen it in this form: https://www.snmstuff.co.uk/product/mr-metal-primer-40-ml/ Personally, I think rattle can would be huge overkill for our kind of metalwork; even in a brass-heavy build like this one, styrene is still going to make up about 95% of the final model. The only rattle cans I ever use are primer, and even then they make me uneasy because of the lack of control of flow; they’re either on or off, and (in my hands at least) there's a real danger of flooding small, delicate parts with oceans of paint. To be honest, I feel much the same way about the fear of brush marks if the Mr Metal doesn’t self-level. With only the occasional exception, the pieces of brass we’re talking about in 1/350 ships (and 1/72 Hawks) do not exactly have vast surface areas - those scuttles, for instance, are 1.2 mm across, of which c.0.7 mm is the internal hole. If you can detect brush marks on something of that scale, you’re either examining the model through a microscope or standing WAY too close. Step back and look at the model, not look for minuscule blemishes in the finish of a tiny brass gun!
  44. 4 points
    Two more in progress photos for today: The antiglare panel has been painted, together with both fuselage halves black exhaust sides. I've decided to paint this aircraft as 2-A-214, basing myself on a single side profile from Núñez Padín's F4U-5/5N/5NL Corsair monographie. Either that or 3-C-22.
  45. 4 points
    Not too much done today. I started to add some styrene to the main flaps. Cutting them away from the wings opened up a big gap on their upper leading edge which will now be seen with them lowered. I glued some plastic matching the edges, with a little extra sticking up. Once done adding plastic I'll lay some CA over the join and sand that smooth. Top Bottom. And after they had been cut to size another piece each was added for the upward bend closer to the fuselage. Those will be trimmed and then all sanded to a smooth finish and profiled to help with a neater, tighter look when this is all glued back to the wing. The same was also done to the flaps on the outer folding wing sections. Once cut away from the wing they came up a bit short in depth. Those will be trimmed up, another section added to the opposite side and then sanded flush. And that's it for now. Keep on modelling! Thom
  46. 4 points
    Blimey, I shudder to think what the response would have been if the term seagull had crept in there somehow. It never crossed my mind, lets be clear about that. Steve.
  47. 4 points
    A real oddity and a book I liked the look of. from HMV; the Who at Woodstock CD. This was a real surprise, it looks like a genuine release, but it's notby the Who's official label at all. Also, it says it is from the FM radsio broadcast Well I thought I knew a fair bit about the Who, but I've never heard of a radio broadcast of their performance at Woodstock. That might be a way around the fact it was recorded from the film maker's soundtrack. Anyway, it's a pretty decent recording of what for the Who at least is a pretty important performance, and from Waterstones, Breathe, by Dominick Donald, a murder mystery set in London in 1952, during a pea souper fog.
  48. 4 points
    Flaps, aux bypass doors and horizontal stabs fitted.... looking toom like at last.
  49. 4 points
    an update - a few more external parts now added now the forward top piece has been cemented down - the top side "eyes" have blue LED's behind them
  50. 4 points
    For my first ever entry into a BM group build, here is Special Hobby's D-558-2 "Skyrocket" in 1/72, built pretty much OOB. On November 20, 1953 Scott Crossfield broke the Mach 2 "barrier", reaching Mach 2.005 in a shallow dive. It was the only Mach 2 flight the Skyrocket ever made. A few weeks later, I was born.
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