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  1. The iconic Mustang. I’ve never built one, so this was a must. OOB.
    40 points
  2. Hi everyone, Just put the last few bits on my attempt at Kitty Hawks 1/48 RF-101C Voodoo kit Finished to represent `The Iron Eyeball` of the 45th TRS/460th TRW, `Polka Dots`, based at Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam, around 1970 Carried out a few improvements to the base kit, mainly around the intakes as the ones in the kit are incorrect for this version...... and after all ready having built a Monogram/Koster conversion and not realising until after I posted it, thought I`d better try and get it right this time. Also tried to correct a circular `
    39 points
  3. P-40N | 1/72 | Hasegawa United States, 49th Fighter Group, 7th Fighter Squadron -- Lt. J.B. Paris, Pilot -- New Guinea, 1944 I finished this on November 27th, 2019. This is the P-40N flown by Lt. Joel B. Paris. I love P-40s, and this is the first 'N' model I've done. The 'N' was the last P-40 model made and is easily recognized by its distinctive "squared off" canopy behind the cockpit for better visibility. The 'N' model was also the most produced P-40 Model. Joel B. Paris III volunteered for duty in 1942 and flew 167 combat missions in P-40s and P-38 in
    24 points
  4. 18 points
  5. Hello all, Here is my recently completed Hobbyboss 1/48 Su-27 Flanker, marked as an SM1 of the Ukrainian Air Force. Given serial number 36911014104, this jet was originally marked as '45 Red' before being stored at Mirgorod AB in 2009. In 2013 the jet was refurbished and marked as '45 Blue' with the then new digital camouflage. Extras used included Foxbot paint masks and decals, Quickboost K-36 ejection seat, New Ware masks, Master pitot tube and Quickboost F-14 FOD covers (modified to fit). The paints are all Mr Paint. Build thread is here A few photos as I
    16 points
  6. I got the current version, Il-2: Battle of Stalingrad on Steam, where it's currently heavily discounted, and then once I'd created my account, got most of the rest of the games as add-ons direct from them, and they loaded to my Steam copy of the base game. I have all four of the currently out games in the series (Stalingrad, Moscow, Kuban, and Bodenplatte, which is the best because it has Spitfires, and I've pre-ordered Normandy, because come on). Today was not a good day. At all. Grant was screaming all last night, so I got very little sleep, and most of that on the c
    15 points
  7. Hello, Here is my latest model: a 'classic' Messerschmitt Bf109E-4. The kit is the Airfix one in 1/72. I wanted to finish it with a white nose and found this option on an Almark decal sheet. I added a few details, from scratch or from aftermarket. The WIP can be found here: WIP Messerschmidt Bf109E-4 - Airfix 1/72 Cheers, Antoine
    14 points
  8. Hi guys and gals, Can you believe this is my first Messerschmitt 109? I've been modelling for years and never got round to making one of these seminal aircraft! Well, I've now broken my duck so here's the very nice Revell G-6 Late kit in a dramatic nightfighter scheme (Red 2, 1. NJG) from an AIMS decal sheet. There are seven more versions on the sheet so it was great value. The aircraft was painted in Colourcoats enamels (still the best model paint I've ever used, and shall continue to do so!) I used RLM 74/75/76 and RLM 02 with an overspray of
    14 points
  9. Curtiss Hawk H-81A-2 (P-40B) | 1/72 | Airfix American Volunteer Group, 3rd Pursuit Squadron -- Charles Older, Pilot -- 1942 I finished this on November 17th, 2019. This is the P-40B flown by Charles Older in the Flying Tigers (American Volunteer Group). I was very excited about this build as I'd never done a Flying Tiger before. When I was a kid, it seemed like most of my friends had P-40 Flying Tiger models, and I somehow never got around to it. The P-40 is one of my favorite fighters, but until a few years ago, I really didn't know much about the early B and C
    14 points
  10. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I present you my next model. It's typical "shortrun" without any navigation and headlights.
    12 points
  11. I needed some support equipment for my display case and was glad to see Airfix do this set, I wish they would also do it in 1/48. The tank trailer, the Autocar tractor pulling it, the bomb truck and trailer, and the Cushman scooter are in the set. The dump truck is a very early Hasegawa kit as is the jeep, had to scratch the clear parts because they were never a part of the kits. The other GMC 353 is by Academy and is a nice kit, although I had to reshape the windshield on it. I am familiar with the GMC trucks as my family used them in a water well drilling business after the war when I wa
    12 points
  12. Hi all, So I'm here now with my second armour build after my Kubelwagen which kick-started my slide over to the AFV section as I'm normally found in the aircraft forum. This time I went for another fairly simple kit by Tamiya - only this time decided to go for a tank - the Panzer II. I really enjoyed this kit and had absolutely no fit problems - I'll definitely continue to do more armour builds and have already added a few to the stash including a Tamiya Panzer IV and the new Airfix re-boxes of a 35t and a Stuart. So here's the pics and as always your feedback is appr
    11 points
  13. This is another stash clearer, I have a GWH F-15c and knew if I built it I would have a hard time going back to the Hasegawa F-15A in the pile. I wanted to do the early blue scheme with the reddish canopy frame and unique insignia, it reminded me of seeing the first 1/72 scale Monogram kits in the department stores as a child. I had a couple bottles of Air Superiority Blue saved for it, replaced kit items with an older ESCAPAC seat and different wheels then added the air brake stiffener. Mixed my own metallic green for the cockpit rear. Decals were mostly Superscale stencils
    11 points
  14. Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II 421st Fighter Squadron ‘Black Widows’, 388th Fighter Wing Hill AFB, Utah, present day ORIGINALLY POSTED THIS SOME MONTHS AGO BUT JUST MADE USE OF THE SPRING SUNSHINE AND GOT SOME BETTER PHOTOS (Doesn't make it a better looking aircraft though, and you still can't see the Have Glass glitter, but it's there - honest) Brown tone = new photo. Blue tone = old photo. Don't ask me why! Like many other people, I regarded the F-35 as being too ugly to model. But things change! I was tempted to buy a 1
    11 points
  15. Thanks Heather. It's a conundrum isn't it? Many people (no doubt including yourself) lead such busy lives these days that sitting down and learning 3D software on top of all their other responsibilities is just too large a budget of time to be able put aside. As you say, there are plenty of hungry young freelance designers out there willing to turn the job for a shilling or two. Of that, there can be no doubt my friend! Thus quoth the Raven Bill... Saliva all over my thread now.... Ha! Nice try Benedikt. I'm afraid nothing will tempt me from
    11 points
  16. Built oob with the addition of the Eduard ejector seat,no weathering as the JASDF kept them pretty clean back then, well thats my excuse anyway. Hasegawa'a later 1/48 kits are a joy to build you just need to be careful with the intakes. I glued them to the fuselage sides first before joining the sides together opposite to what they show on the instructions Bit of a swine to photo this one, couldn't get the light right somehow
    10 points
  17. Here we are finally with this small 1/72 Hurricane kit. A had lot of fun with it. Thanks Airfix Work in progress is here Hurricane wip Thanks for looking Cedric
    10 points
  18. Hiya Folks, Well the main paintwork is finished,...... I opted for black for the anti glare panel,..... I couldn`t decide between black or dark Olive Drab! The rudder markings have also been painted on, retaining silver for the cross; Cheers Tony
    10 points
  19. Hello happy folks, Among all my 'serious' builts, I decided to have a bit of fun and do a quick built of a what-if plane. The story is quite staight forward. In the early years of the 21st century, the Canadian Armed Forces were looking for a replacement to their ageing CF-188 Hornet. Due to budget restriction and higher reliability of modern engines, it was decided to select a single engine aircraft. So the Dassault Rafale, Boeing F-18E and Eurofighter Typhon were out of the game. That left Saab with its Super Gripen, Lockheed Martin with its X-35 and Boeing with the X-32. Co
    9 points
  20. Last of a trio of 1/48 scale modern jet fighter/bombers (Mig 29A, F-18E and EF2000) that I have done recently, this is the Revell 2 seat Typhoon built OOB except for the usual PJ Production pilot figures. painted using Hataka acrylic modern RAF paint set 1 and stock box decals. The kit itself goes together reasonably well except for some gaps around the intake assembly and for the canopy that I just couldn't get to fit properly right at the end of the build Thinking I may just remove it and try again with it later. The instruction sheet was vague at best so hopefully everything is in the
    9 points
  21. I am re-purposing a resin prop from a Khee-Kha engine/prop set, to replace the bad prop in the kit, but I will have to reverse its pitch: The blades are carefully separated, and all parts drilled to accept a metal pin: And here is the new prop: The wing floats have been assembled, and the flange carefully trimmed closely to represent the real thing: I made new landing gears legs too:
    9 points
  22. ** WARNING ** DO NOT INSPECT TOO CLOSELY!! Finished after a huge struggle, lots of filler and a mask set that didn't really work very well.. It's the only game in town which is why I got it in the first place. 70 grams of weight in the nose to stop it being a tail sitter. Only recommended for the experienced modeller. Cheers Warren
    8 points
  23. Cripes! That's a fair flaming I got there from old @hendie! I didn't think that last post was quite that heinous. I can assure you all that if you ever saw me actually do a jig - or indeed any other kind of dance - you would immediately regret the experience. Compared to my moves, this little penguin is a regular Fred Astaire! Still - all that talk of Avros and syzygys and calendars tickled my subconscious until I realized I owned a copy of this sensational painting by Michael Turner. This shows an inter-war Avro 504N flying over Stonehenge. Even today the tr
    8 points
  24. Hello again, after my last F-2 in 2013 I wanted to build one again, this time the version F-4 from eduard in the colors of III/JG3, piloted by Leutnant Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel. The Kit was fantastic to built, I used no aftermarkt products and also took the Kit parts to create that nice model. I love eastern front colors! MY next post here will show that again
    8 points
  25. Hi everybody; quoting myself and here are some pics about it. Masking first I then airbrushed Tamiya Gloss Black, followed by Model Master Metallizer Titanium. After unmasking The left one is good, the right one ... ah yes, I forgot I had to go over it with another layer of Model Master Metallizer Exhaust before masking, because some bare plastic showed through; as a consequence, that probably became too dark - hence no contrast with titanium. So I tried a few things to remedy, and in the end I was successful (sort of...) by brushing on the petals
    8 points
  26. Now this is something I have just not gotten around to posting up in RFI, I built this a few months ago and the other day I broke the IFR probe, repairing it prompted me to post this finally. So, here is my Airfix Handley Page Victor B.2R (Blue Steel carrier). Weathered moderately, the V Force may have once been the pride of the RAF but I very much doubt they were paintshop shiny new every day. This model was difficult to photograph well due to the size, I hope I have done it well enough. I will replace that nose probe when I build my next Victor (beginni
    7 points
  27. I'll be straight up and say while I really like the final product getting there wasn't easy. I was so excited to get this model and this scheme was a must, but as is so often with Trumpeter models it was a bit of a letdown!! Plus it needs and requires lots of extras to take it from being quite "toy" like. The scheme I love and those that know me know I couldn't resist it.......even if it took 6 hours to mask up using masks. Would I do it again, I probably would, but I would need to have the resin cockpit and cargo bay bits first. Please enjoy M
    7 points
  28. I share this new Spook: Zukei Mura kit F-4C - Zukei Mura cockpit interior - Hypersonic correction set - TwoBobs decals - Aires Exhaust pipes - Eduard Accessories AMG Shrike Missile - GT ALQ - GT Wild weasel conversion - Brassin ejection seat Cons: The fall of the profile of the back of the fuselage, I tell you that it is very difficult to put the Hypersonic correction. It can be solved only by sanding the original plastic to give the correct profile or better yet, accept as is to a big bottom Phantom. The homogeneity in the dept
    7 points
  29. So I compared the prop to my 1)32 ones and it's considerably smaller, closer to 1/48. I usually don't build 1/48 aircraft Soni didn't have anything usable. I stopped by the LHS and picked up a 1/48 Tamiya Hamp so hopefully that'll work. In the meantime, I attached the legs to the hip section. I then added the pistons. The kit includes vinyl tubing for hydraulic lines but I had some thin spring tubing that I used instead. Next up I assembled the arms. Again, I replaced the vinyl tubing with spring tubing
    7 points
  30. 7 points
  31. This maybe sacrilege to the Bf109 fans of the world. Starting with the Tamiya Bf109G-6, adding the SBS Models resin HA-1109/1112 conversion to the box and shaking well will hopefully result in this unique hybrid. The resin is well modeled and because of the way Tamiya engineered the G-6 there is minimum surgery. Unfortunately, the Hispano cannons, wing fences and rocket mounts aren't included with conversion. If you happen to have a spare Hobby Craft/Academy Buchon, the missing bits can be sourced from it. Decals are provided for two Spanish aircraft, 92-27 (an
    6 points
  32. Hello all, I have been rather busy working of late but I have found time between working with real aircraft to finish my F-4D. Im sure many are aware that the Tamiya kit is a dream to build and goes together very well, I used Mr Colour paint which I believe are the best on the market at the moment, the colours I used were 303 (FS34102), 310 ((FS 30219) and 320 (Dark Green)……….and black for the bottom Sadly the decals were in a poor state and fragmented as soon as they hit the water, so I purchased the Warbirds Decals set (32009) which were superb and set well o
    6 points
  33. Latest build. Some scratch parts added. Mark DSCN3575 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3573 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3571 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3570 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3568 (3) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3564 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3563 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3562 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3561 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3560 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3558 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3557 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3556 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr
    6 points
  34. Revells 1/72 Handley Page Halifax built as S-Sugar of 35. sqn. Shot down during an attack on Tirpitz over Norway. The aircraft force landed on Lake Hoklingen,and the crew survivied. All but one escaped to Sweden. The plane is now resting in Hendon museum. Read more here: http://www.archieraf.co.uk/archie/1048tls.html . Freightdog correction set for wheels, radiators and propellers used. The model was painted with Tamiya and Gunze colors. Best regards Rune Haugen
    6 points
  35. Here is another model from my Falklands War collection - 1/72 Douglas A-4P Skyhawk C-212 of V Brigada Aerea Fuerza Aerea Argentina, Rio Gallegos AB, May 1982. Airfix` kit, which needs a lot of work to look like A-4B. Built at the same time as my A-4Q - report here: https://www.pwm.org.pl/viewtopic.php?f=851&t=87504 I think that it`s the last Skyhawk I`ve ever built. Now I have 3 in my collection: A-4C, A-4Q and A-4P: The other 2 models were
    6 points
  36. #27/2019 After a long pause my father finally build a new WW1 model. This is Eduard´s latest boxing of the Schuckert D.III, used EZ Line for the rigging and for the first time some Gaspatch PE turnbuckles. All the large lozenge decals were a PITA to apply, didn´t turn out perfect. My father is no pro WW1 builder but the model looks ok. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235058174-knights-in-the-sky148-siemens-schuckert-werke-diii-deutsche-luftstreitkräfte/ The model shows the aircraft of Vizefeldwebel Reimann, Kest 4b in Septembe
    6 points
  37. Well after a prolonged period of absence, I'm back on the Wokka..... I've had it ripped out of me for donkies now and I cant take it anymore..... I have to start it again........... Anyway. It's under starters orders having sat on the mrs' piano and occasionally on her chest of draws when she p!sses and moans about it, its back on the bench (table). I've completely lost the plot with where I'd got to with it. I did have a build plan by that's well gone. I've just been digging out the bits that remain on it to survey where I was up to and this is all that remains to
    6 points
  38. I perfected my technique for cold callers today. "We were told you were in an accident that wasn't your fault?" "Oh yes, it was my fault, I was drunk and speeding" "Click......Bzzzzzzzz"
    6 points
  39. You should see the size of the bottle this is going to end up in...
    6 points
  40. Next up the bridge superstructure. I've been looking at how to to make Brave Borderer's superstructure by modifying the Perkasa model's bridge . There are a number of differences between the BB & Perkasa superstructures, e.g. shape, height, length, width & bridge layout. Here's a photo I posted earlier with a BB drawing overlayed on the Perkasa model, showing some of those differences. I thought the best way to find what Perkasa parts I could use for the BB build was to cut the Perkasa superstructure apart & compare the resulting b
    6 points
  41. shouldn't he be whittling those from some whalebone or something?
    6 points
  42. I do like these Revell Kits (Other than the Wing sections). These are the Kit markings but I used Barracuda resin for the small wheel bumps and the spinner & props. Gunze Paints and GX100 Clear for Decals. Mr Hobby Matt for Final Seal. USchi Line for Antennas and Kit decals for Markings...These were really Good.(Spares box for Tail marking) HGW Cloth Seatbelts are really nice..My photos don't show well Thanks for Looking Comments Always welcome Cheers Bill
    6 points
  43. close Crisp. Cantonese "joi gin" - if google is to be believed. Means "see you again" or summat. But I'll take bloody lovely! Looking a bit more convincing hopefully, and primer still peeling off. Got any other words I can use Ced ? Now with added black folks. and bare nekkid grey polystyrene Busted! More contrivance in today's episode - at least I'm consistent. I'm trying to get to the point where I can put some transfers on this beast, but jobs keep cropping up to prevent the stickerfest.
    6 points
  44. Thanks @Thom216 and @woody37, really good advice as usual! Still not getting much time at the bench but I've gradually been adding coats of gloss varnish when I have the chance. For this I've been using Pledge Klear which seems to do the job and is a fraction the price of "proper" model varnishes. Today I got on to the decals... I'd done little bit of experimenting on the faithful p-51 mule so I wasn't that surprised when it turned into a battle! Despite being left out in the sun on a window sill for the last two months the carrier film on the 40 year old decals is still yellowed,
    6 points
  45. as an FYI - Shapeways won't accept a print with any wall thickness less than 0.3 mm - and that's using the latest and greatest technology, in theri super dooper material sets. Cheaper materials are even larger wall thicknesses I think getting anything to print at 0.19mm is a great achievement... maybe add in a safety factor and call the minimum 0.25 mm ? As fine as this printer can go, I think you still have to account for scale effect - can the eye really tell the difference between something at .3mm and another piece at 0.15mm ? As long as things looked "correctly" sized re
    6 points
  46. This is my Monogram 1/72 General Dynamics F-16XL. The F-16XL was originally built to test how the cranked arrow delta wing from the commercial SST (Concord) would work on a high performance fighter. Later it was entered into the Enhanced Tactical Fighter competition against what was then known as the F-15SE (Strike Eagle) and having won is now the F-15E. For further information see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Dynamics_F-16XL. Based on this http://web.archive.org/web/20041225003945/http://www.habu2.net/vipers/xl/index.html article by Keith Svendsen from the fall 1984 IPMS Quarterly I
    5 points
  47. With all the preshading complete, the time came to add some colour. I masked up the camo sections and started to mix up some Vallejo white acrylic. Along with red, white is one of my least favourite colours to airbrush! However, I mixed up a ratio of 5:1 and began spraying a light coat. All went well, and it sprayed evenly and settled down. Untill I reached the underside of the tail plane, and there the paint left several marks (I'm guessing there is something on the plastic). I will let it dry and try not to panic about it, hopefully I will be able to spray over it.......that or
    5 points
  48. Hi all, finished up my YF-21 from Macross Plus. Kit is 1/72 from Hasegawa. Thanks for looking, and always fielding critiques and tips for improvement! WIP here:
    5 points
  49. It will surprise no-one who has read the direction of travel in the past few posts to learn that I have succumbed & bought... no, Hendie, not the printer!... some replacement boats from Shapeways. Seeing my mate’s examples from his Barham build finally tipped the balance for me. They arrived yesterday and I’ve carefully cleaned them today & given them some time in the sunlight in case of any remaining bits of un-cured resin; now they have a coat of Tamiya primer [I am a bit wary of using my go-to Alclad black on 3D prints]. So, from left to right: rear rank: 2 x 1
    5 points
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