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  1. Hi Work in progress for the aircraft Completed diorama 20191117_125040 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20191117_125034 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20191117_125026 by Richard Page, on Flickr Burnt out engine with feather props 20191117_125048 by Richard Page, on Flickr20191117_124941 by Richard Page, on Flickr
    25 points
  2. After some trial and error I've managed to sort a few photos of my finished Airfix toom... my first proper 'plane kit in 30 years or so. Quite enjoyed the experience and there's a work in progress thread that I used to track my "build"... but this will do for now. One mistake I made at the end was to paint the flightpath etch steps in yellow (because that's what the instructions said to do) but these should instead be a dark red.... which they now are, and awaiting some gloss varnish to seal and give some gleam. I'll grab a few photos once that's all sorted. Anyway... crit welcome... and
    23 points
  3. Double checked...just in case. These days. that's probably pretty close to the truth Crisp we'll all look forward to Ced pulling out his chopper in the near future It's still funny y'know brought a tear to my eye that did Bill Pretty boring stuff this go around, but I didn't want to get too involved in anything as it was one of those weekends where all that could go awry went awry. I took a days vacation on Friday to be at home for the delivery of a new stove and mic
    15 points
  4. Here is the Eduard profipack SPAD XIII. I used turnbuckles and replacement vickers guns from gaspatch, otherwise OOB. Decals are for Nungesser's aircraft, including the experimental gun camera on the top wing. Most of the markings are painted with stencils, only the serial # and the black heart are decals.
    14 points
  5. Hiya Peeps, For those that don't know, the SR-A1 was a prototype flying boat fighter plane and was the first jet-propelled water based-aircraft in the world. The concept was a reaction to Japan's successful use of military floatplanes and the emergence of the turbojet engine. In 1947, the first prototype (TG263) made its maiden flight, with a further two built. Being outclassed by land-based fighters and lack of orders, the project was cancelled with the last flight in June 1951. Of the three that were built, two were lost due to accidents, one of them being flown by Eric Brown.
    13 points
  6. And again the model in NMF finish. This time I'll take a break from finishing the NMF. My last model in NMF in this year P-51D Trumpeter 1:24 Made straight from the box, the masks are hand made. There are a lot of mistakes I made too poor numbers on the tail but I hope that despite this model you will like it.
    13 points
  7. Hi all One more Phantom in the line - finished. Again very old mold from Italeri, this time F4G WW. Will not bother you to much as this is so well known model, ans same as the F4S i enjoyed every second working on it. Some details added in the cockpit to make it more busy, colors Vallejo, minimal weathering with pastels, and semi gloss finish with gunze. I AM VERY GRATEFUL to our colleague Andre (hook on the forum) who sent me a decals for this model and those rockets, as i bought this Phantom without decals ad some parts. One of most problematic was radar cone which i cop
    12 points
  8. It's finally done ... for the third or so time, after having to remodel due to moves or new ideas ... Before you judge to harshly: - it was meant to be a display for photographing models - so it needs to be somewhat variable and have nothing in the foreground that blocks the pics - it was also to place my larger kits that don't fit in the shelves - so it needs a lot of free space - it was supposed to allow me to build all kind of aspects of daily live on an airfield: maintenance , hangar, refueling, fire trucks, all kind of aircraft weaponry and so on - so a l
    12 points
  9. Here is one of my two Revell 1:72 Fokker Dr.Is which I built back in 2006. It represents one of Ltn Josef Jacob's black triplanes (he had three different machines if I recall correctly), serial unconfirmed, flown with Jasta 7 at Ste. Marguerite, France, circa September 1918. There was an accident towards the end of the build affecting the top wing and that's why some of the rigging is no longer taunt. The kit was fully painted with brush except for final varnish which was airbrushed. The decals came mostly from Roden's Dr.I kit and from a Pegasus sheet using references as a gui
    12 points
  10. The Baron and his Fünfdekker Fokker was released in 1971,I managed to get one a couple of years later and built it straight out of the box. I probably didn't even paint it. It was already red. After some years I decided to remove two wings and the V8 engine to get a Triplane. I then painted it gren and red like the boxtop on the Revell 1/72 kit. I've wanted to build this kit again for many years and in 2005 I found an old kit at a reasonable price so I built a Triplane again. Those old kits had self adhesive stickers so I made new decals for it. I wanted a second kit to build a
    12 points
  11. A lot of firsts with this build First ever diorama (not going to be my last, I really enjoyed it) first time building my own base and using sculptamold (again, not going to be my last!) First time adding bullet, flak and shell damage to an aircraft and cutting off the wing was a scary prospect first time using Mig chipping fluid, which was used for the broken off engine. Build log for Aircraft can be found at Build log for the diorama can be found at On with the pics. hope you all enjoy. I have realised since these pics were ta
    11 points
  12. It has taken some time but I have finally taken some decent photos of my 1/350 1994 build of HMS Westminster. This is the Trumpeter 1/350 kit with White Ensign photo etch, a Trumpeter Lynx, 30mm cannons and main gun barrel from Veteran Models, some 1/700 battleship anchor chain, lots of 0.1mm wire, and decals from Hawk Graphics. This is a gift for my dad who was the XO in 1994 so getting the build as accurate as possible was really important to me: a big thank you to all the guys over in the WIP thread that helped me out with the details.
    11 points
  13. Hi All! This is my first thread in this forum. Some of you may know me from LSP. I would like to show a model that I finished earlier this year after 8 years and over 2000 hours of work. I never expected that this project can take me eight years. I thought about three or four years. Of course I had breakes, holidays etc. As base I used old Hasegawa kit, but it was only excuse to start this project, the rest is scratchbuilding. Main assumption was to cut all structure of fuselage from kit’s moldings. I showed this model at a competition in Madrid where it won the b
    11 points
  14. If it persuades you Heather I've not regretted the outlay for one moment - indeed, I find the device indispensable now for a whole range of tasks. It'll be a while longer yet I'm afraid Chris - time is in such short supply at present around work. I will do Simon! Ey-oop. Let's see what tonight's prize is: All hail the Oramask is all I can say! I can't hear you. Thanks for that info G as it's the use I'd intend it for. Time will tell.... Merci mon General. Sorry not to get to Telford to meet you this y
    11 points
  15. When doing the Russian method of male moulding vac forming (Sukova) rather than the Japanese female moulding method (Sukinto). the best way to drag the hot plastic down (draping) over the former (model or pattern) is to have a lot of holes closely drilled around the periphery of the former. also warm the former as much as you can. Also drill some strategic holes through the former it'self, such as at the point on the fuselage where the hard chine of the hull has a trough or dimple The vacuum in a simple setup is not very high, so when the heated sheet touches the surface between e
    10 points
  16. Had some nice weather today so took a few pics of a kit I finished last year but haven't posted yet. Tamiya's 1/48 P-51B Mustang of Capt. John Bennett of the 352nd FG. Part of the 'Blue Nosed sweethearts of Bodney' (Sweethearts??? Oh edited by site. The b*astards!) Kit went together a treat. Painted with Tamiya acrylics. Decals came from a sheet that was part of Eagle Editions book 'The P-51's of Major George Preddy' by Mark Proulx and Sam Sox, Jnr. Book and decals cover all of Preddy's aircraft all called 'Cripes A'Mighty' and Bennett's shark mouthed P-51B. Onl
    9 points
  17. My first WIP, and I’m stepping in the ring with this, Tamiya's brand new P-38G Lightning. Inside the beautifully designed box you get a sumptuous kit without a fussy mix of materials - just plastic, all of it crisply moulded and finely detailed. I don’t think I would’ve chosen to build a P-38 without all the superlatives being thrown at Tamiya’s new tooling. However, it’s a fascinating subject, and part of the fun of building kits is the research it can lead you to. I’m going for the P-38G, Rex Barber’s legendary ride in Operation Vengeance, one of the longest interception missions
    8 points
  18. My first time posting any model photos here, so I hope this turns out ok. This is my recently completed Macchi C.94 flying boat, which uses the Broplan 1/72 vacform as a starting point. Most of my models are scratchbuilt, or based on vacform underpinnings which have a significant scratchbuilt content, so my completions are somewhat infrequent. Major projects like this typically consume around 1000 hours' work, thinly spread over several years as I usually work on multiple projects in rotation. As is typical with my vacform builds, only major components were used and practically everything els
    8 points
  19. Hi, here a model of a B-25 in RAF Dunsfold markings of 320 Squadron. Mr color paints and Aclad flat coat. Great Kit but fiddly. Have a great day.
    8 points
  20. Cheers pete,I've given them blow over with some aluminium, I'll do the orange band when its dry and paint the cylinder appropriately . I shall move on to a couple of fossets and the pipes ,then i may get stuck a little while while i learn to print my own decals for the sundries , my resin for casting the wheels is dead so I've got to order some off the net ,the bit i had was off and lumpy but i tried it, and the mold should be fine
    8 points
  21. Hiya Folks, I may not be widely known but the USAAF used a number of Hawker Hurricane Mk.II`s as unit hacks in the Middle East and the Airacobra equipped 350 Fighter Group even converted some of theirs into 2 seaters, as seen here; and one was painted overall white; Some bore standard RAF roundels but others had USAAF markings. Now I did toy with a 2 seater conversion and may do one in the future but for now I chose to reproduce 2 single seaters, first BP654 which wears a fearsome sharkmouth and appears to have had the upper surfaces refinished in Olive Drab,....here i
    8 points
  22. Calling this one done..... You can see the build log by clicking here.......Space Seed Build Log A nice build to do, even though it was a snap fit, some of the fittings were very tricky and didn't quite sit right. You had 3 choices to build in the kit which was great. The decals were easy to soak and released very easily, though they were complex in their layout and did tend to break a lot as they slid off of the sheet. Esepecially the registration markings on the secondary hull and the nacelles. The Original pilot episode enterprise from the "The Cage". the
    7 points
  23. Hi all, well considering how basic this kit was when I first looked it over, I think it has turned out looking pretty spiffy. The kit really was going to have to be super detailed to make it look convincing; I used a basecoat colour that I had mixed for a motorcycle tank I was respraying for a client. It was Suzuki Maui blue; it seemed to match the full size car's colour perfectly. Not one of Hasegawa's finest, there was some nasty fit issues, around the front fender, the lower valance did not want to fit, as well as the rear wheel covers. I had to replace the front windscreen and quarter side
    7 points
  24. I have finished assembling that mast. It's a nice snug fit on the model although it wants to lean to port by a few degrees. It's shown unglued here - obviously I will spray it 507C separately before gluing it in! I have realised I've missed a cleat from the very top of the mast head.
    7 points
  25. Re-submission with special thanks to Wombat, Alancmlaird and Scimatar - Richard (put me in touch with Alan) for providing me with the decals. Calling this finished thorghly enjoyed this rather ancient kit.
    7 points
  26. Evening All, Many thanks to all who have left encouraging remarks - they are always appreciated when scratch building! Ian: until I was introduced to this by Softscience I too was unaware of this type. I have been given a copy of the pages of the Blackburn aircraft book that refer to this type and will provide some more details later, but it was a little bizarre even by WW1 standards!! The floats have been assembled and completed. These were two pairs (remember two of nearly everything....) front and rear. The rear pair are rather small and were made from 20
    7 points
  27. Hi All, Long time in the making but I finally completed this 1/72 Italeri EF-111. This was my first attempt at weathering so would love some feedback on how it looks. The model was built out of box using no extra parts since it was to be more of a training mule than serious attempt to make this kit flawless. Relatively basic weathering to start with. Model was painted then gloss varnished, After this a wash was applied using Revell weathering powders watered down the sealed in using a Matt clear coat. I also attempted some pre shading however realised I applied the dark grey on to
    6 points
  28. I've never been known to refuse free beer. Just saying. Cheers, Bill
    6 points
  29. I've hastily cobbled together a beer barrel and a gas bottle . convincing.? , we may have to wait till @Pete in Lincs gives us the yay or nay with him knowing more about such matters ,a bad bit of pipe work may do the trick, i made the barrel out of a 1/35 oil drum,cut down a bit top and bottom and added thin card stock top and bottom ,i knocked the gas cylinder up from a bit of old sprue , not much to see i know but it does progress at least
    6 points
  30. A little more progress.... The lower wing root is quite flexible - so I've added supports made from square-section plastic..... Whilst waiting for the wings to set, I constructed the two underwing sampling pods - each made up from six parts... Each pod has two tiny hinge-like antenna at the rear - provided as teeny-weeny etched brass parts - almost at the limit of my eyesight.... The starboard pod also has a flate-plate structure - again included on the etched-brass fret - here it is on the real thing...
    6 points
  31. government mind control rays (not too sure it'd work, the govt doesn't seem to have minds...)
    6 points
  32. And in a particularly fortuitous moment grey happened Some of the PPP needs a tidy up but not a lot And a few more places need more actual paint skin attention (Viz: the fore pylon)I am kinda pleased with the Airwaves grillework More tomorrow! Further Dark Sea Grey and Mr Levelling Thinner
    6 points
  33. A pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won. The pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the next race, and it won again. The local newspaper read: PASTOR’S bottom OUT FRONT. The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the pastor not to enter the donkey in another race. The next day, the local newspaper headline read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR’S bottom. This was too much for the Bishop, so he ordered the pastor to get rid of the donkey. The pastor decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of
    6 points
  34. Nearing the end with this build - just a few bits and bobs - sorted out some bits: These were sprayed with Vallejo metal color aluminum- then given a wash of enamels from ak interactive- finally some further dirt added with pigments. These wheels are the brassin resin ones from eduard. Little wheel is from the kit. The resin wheels were nice if a little tricky to cut out and put together. I’m still learning how to do resin - they are a decent step up from the kit offering. The rims were painted with metal color aluminum- then given a wash of Tamiy
    6 points
  35. Just spent yesterday afternoon climbing round inside an HC2 up in Belfast. After following this build so long I had the bizarre sensation that I was actually very small and stuck inside your model!
    6 points
  36. Thanks Dan! Our local club champs were last weekend, so it gave me the impetus to try and finish the build... I ran out of red paint so decided to assemble what I had and put it on display. As you can see from the photos, I still have some work to do with the paint. I have trialled semi-gloss lacquer on the bonnet and headrest fairing, and I think I'll spray the whole car with it - perhaps waxing afterwards to add a bit more gloss. At the moment it's sitting in the cabinet for a couple of weeks to allow the paint to harden fully, and then hopefully I'll finish it!
    6 points
  37. Its good to be back enjoying building something again - recently I have struggled to maintain interest in the models I've built and have ended up abandoning three in a row that I lost interest in due to various reasons. So now its about getting the initial shape of the APC put together to support the work on the interior. First the floor and it has this interesting pit of moulding... So since this will be covered by a piece of textured plastic card, it will have to come off!!! This is what will comprise the floor of the APC - not sure if you can see it in the white but
    6 points
  38. Hi everybody; another week went by without time for modelling Luckily I managed some during the WE: more metallic painting, that required more masking. On the rudder and around the plates strips But also around the exhaust cans This time I sprayed AK Extreme Metal Steel, and after unmasking It's all way too shiny now, but the plan is to knock it back with some judicious ( as if ...) weathering. Before
    6 points
  39. UPDATED - Clear Prop Models is to release in 2020 a 1/48th Blackburn Firebrand T.F. Mk.V kit - ref. CP480? Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenmats/permalink/2711731475553044/ 3D render V.P.
    5 points
  40. Hiya Folks, I built these two 1/72nd scale models quite some time ago and having found some old 35mm photos from the time, I`ve scanned them to share them here. The C-47A model represents “Turf Sport Special” belonging to the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron, 314th Troop Carrier Group at RAF Barkston Heath during Operation Market Garden in September 1944 and was built from the old Esci kit, which apart from its skinny looking nose was probably the best kit available until Airfix released their new kit. On the 17th September the 61st dropped British paratroopers of
    5 points
  41. I'm shocked that @Procopius was silent during his 15 seconds of fame courtesy of the Airfix camera crew. He's usually such a talkative chap. Cheers, Bill
    5 points
  42. More Seagull assembly... I will try to step on the gas a bit with this one. I feel like I am lagging behind...
    5 points
  43. Thanks @giemme, will check it out. Well , I added the nose section on temporary to lay down some very, very light grey. Some rough bits need tending to. And on the wings too. Will leave that a while to dry before lightly sanding back and applying a second coat. I still have some work left to do concerning the under wing stores though. There is not a lot of instruction to how exactly they fit on to the pylons. Anyhow some thing for me to mull over with a coffee and biccies. Un
    5 points
  44. Thanks @john-w, @Hamden and @giemme. Await no longer G. the primer is on and lookin...? Good for base coating gents? Have made my coffee now, so dunking time is here. All comments welcome. Simon.
    5 points
  45. Just a "little" update. While working on the command centre's observation tubes, I thought it would be good to have some observers. Not sure what Colonel White and Captain Scarlet have seen, but Blue & Symphony Angel seem more interested in each other! The figures were carved from cocktail sticks with wire used for their arms. They a about 4 to 5mm in height. Back to sanding & filling, filling & sanding
    5 points
  46. Hi again, Some more progress was achieved this weekend. Painting has already been started. As I intended to paint the back of the windscreen black, since there's nothing to see inside, I started by protecting the front of the transparent part with tape: IMAG6566 There are some areas of the fuselage that will be painted with Alclad metallics. Some parts that will be assembled between the fuselage halves, like the grids of the engine intakes, must also be painted with metallic paints. All things considered, in order to paint most metallics right awa
    5 points
  47. Evening (morning ?) Gentlemen While the car body is drying, I've worked on the new set dashboard / windshield. I've spent all my Sunday to get an acceptable result, but it was worth the effort ...well, I suppose The new kit went with new decals for the dashboard, which are very realistic . I've scratch built the auto-radio and the rear-view mirror....I'll stop here for the extra-detailing, because at this scale, it's a painful job, and moreover, you can't see it. Hereunder what I got finally: (the magnification provided by my camera brin
    5 points
  48. I'm working on the paint chipping in the wing roots. Prior to laying the camouflage, I had sprayed on some aluminium + clear gloss. Plus dabbed on some Microscale Micro Mask. I think this was a mistake, and that Micro Mask is not very suitable for this kind of job. I think I will try Humbrol Maskol next time. I had problems removing the camouflage and reveal the aluminium underneath. In the end I managed somehow, but removed may be too much? I consider applying some paint by bush in order to reduce the amount of chipping and may be make it look more convincing. I'm not really sure
    5 points
  49. you don't have a pink mouse to run and fetch bits for you Bill ? Different temps - very useful Steve. If you are only soldering two parts together, you can use pretty much any type of solder. If you are soldering more than two - if you can get them all fixtured sufficiently, then again, one solder type will do. If however, you have a bunch of parts to solder and you can't do them all in one operation then different temperature solders come in very handy indeed. You start off with the highest temperature solder and make those joints. Then step down
    5 points
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