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  1. 14 points
    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 Night Black. I thought this was a really cool looking scheme and makes the clean lines of the aircraft look even more menacing! I don't know much about these aircraft or modelling them, so there are probably a few howlers - I just enjoyed it for the easy-to-build kit and cool paintjob! All the best, Alan
  2. 11 points
    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 the righteous path of trying to replicate a couple of Rolls Royce Avons over the next few weeks... Where there is distress, lies opportunity. Interesting info on Shapeways (why do I have the urge to write 'Milliways?' ) and agreed on the last point regarding minima. Anything needing to be less than 0.3mm in thickness I'm likely to use brass for on the grounds of strength and sharpness of edge anyways but it was interesting to find a datum for the printer's capabilities. Sound relationship advice there Claire Rayner.... Big wave of the perfumed hankie in your direction you big sweetie. So he bloody well should be Vince. He gets three square meals a day and all the rats he can catch by the duck run.... Most kind as always Johnny: changing the bench lighting to Scandinavian Noir back in the summer not only gives better photography options but imputes a completely false air of rugged handsomeness to my ugly mug.... Or indeed 'strong & stable'... Wholly unwarranted level of self-flagellation in that statement Steve. Dammit man, you flew Jags - I've only ever driven lorries for a living. 'f I can push a few points around in Cartesian space you'll be able to knock up an Eiffel Tower or two over breakfast. @hendie should be able to point you in the direction of a decent free CAD package to cut yer tusks on. (Thanks for the kind words btw)... This is the stuff they want to hear Crisp! I guess contentment comes in many forms... I had an idea that may help with software - PM sent. *Sir Humphrey voice* 'If I can have played some miniscule part in persuading a valued colleague to undertake such a potentially valuable course of action, well, it would in all certainty prove itself to be a source of not inconsiderable satisfaction.' Is it panto season already? I was that kid in the Chemistry class at school who always wanted to see what heppened if you heated things up beyond the point the teacher said was safe Keith. Ultra-kind John. We're in the last few innings of this build now and I'm anxious to keep momentum whilst avoiding breaking anything off if I can -footering and fettling this evening trying to get props and stbd engine sorted. It didn't, it must be said, get off to the most propitiuous of starts as I pretty quickly realized that I'd neglected to pay attention to mounting the props to the Cheetahs in a sufficiently robust manner. Tres idiotique. Out no point just trying to glue something one so risked the soldering iron to add some stubs on the rear of the props: Well, it worked as you can see, but at the expense of blistering the bloody paint. My fault for not thinking this through so stripped all the paint off and resprayed. After that diversion it was on to the main business of the evening. Hand on heart I was incredibly childishly nervous that I'd have fracked up along the way somewhere and that the engines wouldn't be in line with each other either from the front aspect or when viewed from above. After a little persuasion in the engine bearers and an anxious wait holding things in place while he GG cured, the stbd engine was not only in line but didn't show any signs that it would promptly drop off: Seen from above there is a *slight* discrepancy in the 'nose' of the stbd engine being about 0.5mm forward of where it should line up with the port counterpart. I was initially annoyed with myself for not having caught that but then realized that as the port one if a plunge moulded resin copy of the stbd Engines & Things one, the actual nose of it is slightly shorter due to my less than competent moulding (you can poss. make out that difference in the shot above for yourself - the port one's snout is slightly squatter and with a correspondingly larger hole where the propshaft fits in). I reckon a slight collar of Milliput should be able to extend that port snout forward by the required amount without being intrusive. Some paint damage to the metal foil areas due to handling and gluing the engine but am getting used to running repairs at this stage: Almost there now: Parts remaining to go on now are very few: 1. Pitot head under nose. 2.Lever/mass balance on top of each aileron. 3. x2 aerials on cabin roof. 4. Rudder 5. Cabin door. Yes, the cabin door has been giving me pause for thought. Initial plans to have it fully open would seem to be contradicted both by the angle of the fuselage (pitched up) and resulting effect of gravity. I reckon the best compromise is to have it slightly ajar (so you can see that it's articulated as a separate part) but not unnaturally so. At this point there could even be an RFI by next week. Did I really just say that after 18 months? Tony
  3. 10 points
    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
  4. 9 points
    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. Considering previous experience with Boeing field support, the airframer guarantee that it fighter would enter service before the competition and a good discount (from non-official sources), the CAF opted for the newly named Boeing CF-189. Thanks to the fact that Canada was the sole launch customer, the development process was quite quick and the first squadron was declared operational in 2017. Fifteen years later, the CF-189, nick-named the "blue whale" thanks to its big-open-month-like-inlet is still the main fighter for the CAF and has demonstrated high reliability and operational flexibility. It is not rare to see them in various airshows all around the word under special livery schemes like the one designed for the 2032 International Air Tatoo. The basis is Italeri Boeing X-32 in 1/72. Decals are from Belcher Bits. Colours are 'inspired' by Canadian CF-5 grape scheme. The built is basically OOB with only the ejection seat harness added and some brake pipes. Lot of masking tape was used.... Hope you like the result despite the poor quality of the pictures (it is difficult to get good natural light this period of the year) Cheers, Antoine
  5. 7 points
    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 (beginning of 2020 hopefully!) as a very early example of the B2, before IFR probes were added. Information people have on Victors of this era would be much appreciated. Victor B2 as a Victor B1 takes off in the background. Someone with better Photoshop skills than me should attempt to Photoshop this into an airfield.... XL512 from one of the angles from which the Victor looks best in my opinion. From this angle, the aircraft has such a very powerful look. Truely one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built. Hopefully the next build will be of better quality, I have learnt a lot since I built this one.
  6. 6 points
    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
  7. 5 points
    I recently completed this one in a group build on an alternate modeling forum, It's my first build from ZTS Plastyk of Poland (although I had a copy of their Draken a while back) This one is a little like Frog or Airfix kits of the sixties in their level of detail and parts breakdown, no landing gear bay or cockpit detail, nor intake or jetpipe detail either so not one for the purest rivet counting AMS sufferer, assuming the drawings in 'Warpaint Publications No.17 Gloster Javelin' are relatively accurate the kit isn't ! The nose is too short the rear fuselage is to narrow and the wings and tail aren't fantastic either! That said! (ahem) I really enjoyed putting the thing together, not one for an assembler, this one needs work, model putty/filler is essential as most of the mating surfaces don't have a square flush edge but a tiny radius so a gap is inevitable! I used brass tube for intakes and jetpipes I took the main wheels from a Heller T3 as the kit wheels weren't good at all! Rattle can white carefully masked and brush painted Humbrol HU174 Signal Red in a million coats!!The 'Three' Pitots' are aftermarket and decals from the spares box as most of the kit decals were unusable!! On a positive note the nose landing gear and mainwheel struts and burner cans are a great improvement over the spindly offerings from Airfix/Heller So, one Gloster Javelin FAW9 XH897 of A&AEE 1967, employed in various calibration duties, hence the 'three pitot' and super high visibility paint job! It looks like a Javelin to me, so qualifies on my build list so much so I've acquired another to build A&AEE's orange and yellow FAW7??!! . . . Kes (who has a 'thing' for calibration aircraft right now?)
  8. 5 points
    One coat of Mr. Color GX UV Cut Super Clear Gloss thinned 50/50 with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner, and I think we can do some stickers. Although, I'm still kerfuddled about the air brake wells up top. Everything I've read says they should be silver, but the tops of all those "brick-like" structures have to be in the camo scheme because they are visible when the air brake is closed. So I guess a lot of little pieces of Tamiya tape...anyone know for sure? Before I spend a lot of time doing something I shouldn't do? Cheers, Bill
  9. 5 points
    This thread seem to have veered off message, so to return to normal How many Freudian analysts does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to change it, and the other to hold the penis. LADDER. I MEANT LADDER!
  10. 4 points
    Hi there. The build is over and can be followed here: Comments are wellcomed Ran
  11. 4 points
    Sorry for the lull in proceedings, been working on decals and stuff. With much help from Martin ( @RidgeRunner ) with the DIY decals, I now wait for the arrival of decal fixer before I print them. In the meantime, I started to apply the kit decals, starting on the underside. It's the first time I've had any dealings with Academy decals and although they were nicely printed, they took a while to come off the backing paper and is taking ages to conform with doses of Micro Sol. With applications of Sol, hopefully tomorrow, i;ll be able to tackle the topside and sides. I then realised that I need to do some tail fin flashes: Stuart
  12. 4 points
    Cake is one of the fundamental food groups, Edward. Along with beer (though ideally not in the same meal).
  13. 3 points
    I'm tryng to follow suite and post most of the finished model pictures here. You can follow the build here: Comments are welcomed Ran
  14. 3 points
    Hi @trickyrich For goodness sake open another cold tinnie and relax, please mate this is supposed to be about us enjoying ourselves in our spare time, what little some of us have of it ! I completely share your frustration that some of the most intriguing GBs have unfortunately missed out on this and previous occasions, but BM is a democracy so we have to go with what the members voted for. An idea might be that our GB Lord aka @Enzo Matrixcould have a "wild card" that he can decide on a completely left field GB that would encourage a completely different set of builds to be attempted. Examples of this in the last Poll would have been ( IMHO ! ) Anything but injection or Small Wars On a positive note, i would like to thank Enzo and everyone else who have both supported and participated in the "Classic GB's" these have seen an amazing variety of kits being built, so hopefully this can be a catalyst to provide wider participation from many more members of BM in future GB's Cheers Pat
  15. 3 points
    Sorry for the lack of updates. I’m eager to get to the bench alas Christmas is running hard. More soon I promise.
  16. 2 points
    The next upcoming BIG project.... Thanks Diego for providing the decals, I pursuaded my father to make use of them IL-28_Beagle Egyptdailynews.com by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0001 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr
  17. 2 points
    Kit is almost done - but where shall I put all these open panels? I could not resist just a bit more AMS so I decided I'll try a simple vignette. Kit will be posed on a patch of grass and some wood flooring. The base will be a picture frame, the grass will be a piece of vegetable life extended liner for the fridge. The wood flooring will be some Wooden Coffee Tea Stirrers. That's it. There rest will be posted at RFI. Comments are wellcomed Best Ran
  18. 2 points
    Also, I have posted this on my new Instagram page, I will be putting a lot of my stuff on there as well as Britmodeller now, Britmodeller won't be missing any of my content though.
  19. 2 points
    I couldn't resist taking the masking off the canopy to see how it had fared. I'm genuinely amazed that after almost three years it came off pretty much perfectly. I'd coated it with Klear (or equivalent) prior to masking, and so was expecting the tape to pull that up along with some paint. Rather relieved that that wasn't the case. The nose transparencies were painted over on many of the Oboe carrying aircraft, so they'll remain as you see them here.
  20. 2 points
    I think that's fine gap between the same type of GB. Did i??? I don't remember, it sin't in my spreadsheet.....oh dear crisis moment!!! spot on!! yes and no, I had spent some time going over the different polls and looking at lots of the GB's. Whilst everything looks great with the GB's & STGB's, once you start digging a bit deeper they are becoming less popular, completion rates arn't quite as good and as has been mentioned earlier actual voting numbers are down and poll choices as well. Yes these repetitive GB's/STGB's will get the votes mainly because members have a favourite subject they like to build over and over again and if there's a GB/STGB that allows them to do that then they well until the cows come home. But is that a healthy thing for GB's? People who don't like them won't participate and if these new and fresh ideas are continually miss out because of the repeating juggernauts.... I think maybe in future polls there are some quotas put in place.....we did for a while have something like this but it seems to have gotten loss. Maybe say with 8 spots, 3 are for the big repeaters, 4 for new and fresh ideas, and 1 for non-aircraft? There would still be a big bun fight for the repeaters. For STGB's there has to be a timer put on repeats, as it's out of control with no new STGB spots available to mid-2021!!! That is ridiculous and probably explains why participation rate for a lot of them is down....some barely have enough builds to cover their original eligibility requirements. I'm not sure what the fix for that will be other then putting a limit on when an STGB can be repeated......but even that won't fix the overall issues.
  21. 2 points
    Oh. My. Word. With the 16’ “fast dinghy” and 25 fast motor boat in their way with my final order, I reckon this has knocked that particular problem out of the ground. There is no way any amount of adaptation of Merit’s offering could have come close to this - and like many small details, it will all add to the overall effect. Also, credit where credit’s due; I’ve just been saying “Shapeways”, but the designer is a Kiwi outfit called MicroMaster: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/micro-master Chapeau, oh upside-down Silver Fern-y peops. Crisp
  22. 2 points
    (Thank you Jamie!) As has been highlighted, MS2, MS4 & MS4a is Alan Raven’s suggested palette (WP Vol 2, page 50). This palette would make it a Light Admiralty Type disruptive scheme. There are not that many photos of Ithuriel and few are of very good quality. Looking at them it seems to me there was nothing as light as MS4A present. The overall impression is of a fairly drab scheme. I have hunted through the official designs we have and found no match. To my eye the closest in style (and it’s not very close, just a feeling and one or two similar shapes) is Plate 30 of CAFO 679/42 of April 1942. This is a Dark Admiralty Type with paint palette MS1, 507A & MS3. However I don’t think what we see on Ithuriel was overall that dark. Certainly I see no (near black) MS1 on her. However there were also Dark Medium Type designs, achieved by substituting one or two colours in the Dark Types with lighter-toned paints. The Plate 30 design adjusted to a Dark Medium Type design used a palette of 507A, MS3, MS4. Pending any other information becoming available, if I was modelling Ithuriel, I think those would be colours I would use. However all this really is little more than a guess…. (Of the 17 Dark Medium Type designs listed in CAFO 2146/42, 3 were two colour designs so not relevant to Ithuriel. The 14 remaining were three colour designs. Of these no less than 12 had the palette 507A, MS3, MS4. The other 2 had the palette 507A, B5, MS4. So if I wanted a slightly more colourful model Ithuriel then 507A, B5, MS4 might be an option - interesting that that is what the box art seems to hint at, contrary to the painting instructions.)
  23. 2 points
    Tonight I spent a little time painting the remaining parts of the bonnet, which will be in the opened position. I found a reference photo which shows an opened bonnet, I think it looks really nice like this. A large part of the engine is still visible. I can now move on to the doors. I plan to leave the one on the driver's side opened, the other closed.
  24. 2 points
    That's entirely up to you. The subforum will say open all year. My intention is to treat it the same I would a build thread in a normal GB. Yes... yes... I know some of you have comments about how I post things to build threads!!! I will probably put in a gallery thread, but not a poll. The intention is to keep interest in the also-ran GBs going to help them in the next bunfight. So that we can keep track of the builds, I think it would be a good idea to tag each build thread with the name of the relevant GB.
  25. 2 points
    That looks superb, Russ; nice to see that variant, and I completely agree with Jeff about the weathering. Thumbs up from me. Jon
  26. 1 point
    Evening all, I've been a little quiet here lately and need to catch up with whats been going on BM. Over the last nearly 2 years, I've been putting together this little project and have spent the last couple of weeks finishing it up. So here it is finally. set in late 1938 early 1939, this is the County class cruiser HMAS Canberra, modified Leander class cruiser HMAS Sydney and the V/W destroyers HMAS Vampire and Vendetta in a fictional harbour setting. This is the link to the WIP here on BM http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234929463-ran-late-1930s-diorama/ and the display case I finally got for it Last but not least, a quick attempt at a background, I want to do more of these when I get a chance. Currently the diorama is away for the weekend for the the model expo here in Melbourne Australia, hence the rush to finish. I would have liked to have added more details, there is only a bare minimum of people on there and there are a few other bits, but I can come back to it one day. For now the expo given me a push to finish it, I don't expect to win anything but at least I can stop looking at it thing I really need to finish it. Thanks for looking and all the advice and help in the WIP to everyone, and I hope you like what I have finished up with. Cheers Callum
  27. 1 point
    That was a lot of work to produce the jig - mind you with a wood model a strong jig would be necessary to hold the weight! I am with Mark in that I use lighter materials and whatever is available at the time on or around the table where I make my models. Still there are some good ideas there which I will be keeping in mind if I do decide on another giant sized project in future. In answer to the question "what do I do now?" I would suggest finishing what is an excellent model in progress! P
  28. 1 point
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  30. 1 point
    You hear all kinds of cursings in relation to various maker's decals, and even the honorable Tamiya get a verbal pasting on a regular basis!! They can be a trial.... I see you've got the "Big Yellow Band" to get around the fuselage middle..... So if I say Good luck with that, please don't think I'm pulling you round! Hope it goes well At least they give you the yellow bands on the sheet. Often, and with after-Market sheets too, you just get the black borders supplied and the yellow has to be painted first. I dealt with this situation recently by spraying clear decal paper with white primer and yellow gloss rattle cans and then cutting the bands and watersliding them on. The fin flashs look like they could be cobbled together from RAF spares if necessary, but if you're in the process of printing items then go for it
  31. 1 point
    Lovely build, your mottling is very realistic. Wulfman
  32. 1 point
    Another top build, you’ve certainly beat the kit to submission! cheers
  33. 1 point
    This is OKB Grigorov's British Nuffield Assault Tank A.T.3 in 72 scale. This is a tank which has never been built, even a prototype, it existed only on drawing papers, hence it is called paper tank. I liked the build, you can check it here:
  34. 1 point
    Stuart, I hate decals in general, but the Academy ones are no less then the spawn of the devil From what I see, you are doing an excellent job in posing them Ciao
  35. 1 point
    Lots of TBM-3s were delivered in the four-tone camouflage. If you’re building one from the AM kit, you need a new prop. The prop is correct for the -1C, but the -3 had a paddle bladed prop.
  36. 1 point
    Yes, but you only need to leave out the pipes and a box shaped part that is on the bottom of the engine. When you do this the lower radiator can be fixed to the side panels. You need the air intake pipe that attaches to the back of the engine as it can be seen through the hole. Be very careful how you attach the parts at the back of the engine as these can interfere with the engine mounting brackets. It is very important to get these brackets correctly aligned. Also don't use Tamiya glue on them. It weakens them and they easily deform. This is what happened to my first engine and has caused all my problems. Now remember I'm an average modeler mainly because of my tremor and eye sight. I'm sure a good modeler will know how to handle this model without my issues. The real issue is getting the alignments right. Take your time and dry fit everything.
  37. 1 point
    Right! That's decided me! My Hasegawa F-104C will be the next one on the bench. Beautiful job.
  38. 1 point
    Every part is glued together on the tank. Next phase is primer, some fixes and painting
  39. 1 point
    As a modeller interested in extensive use of the saw, Dremel and oodles of Milliput may I recommend two publications which might inspire those with a similar bent. Franklin, Neville and Gerald Scarborough, Lancaster: Classic aircraft No 6; Their history and how to model them, Patrick Stephens, Cambridge 1979. ISBN 0 85059 344 1 Franks, A, The Avro Lancaster: A comprehensive guide for the modeller, SAM Publications, Bedford 2000. ISBN 0 9533465 3 6 If you want to add lifeboats or even test bed engine installations these are a good place to start.
  40. 1 point
    Beautiful build and interesting finish. Yes Martyn I do remember it and I’m going to have a look for it. Wulfman PS:- Found it ! November 72, article by Bryan Philpott. He describes a G-14 of Major Friedrich Muller. The only modifications are a “schrage music” cannon pointing backwards and the d/f loop relocated to underneath. Very interesting, I may try it myself.
  41. 1 point
    Hi Mr T, Sorry I used the term 'captured' too lightly, rather than 'used by' and thank you for your info on the subject. The source I used , many years ago, was Mir Aviatsii, and I am grateful to Ken Duffey for putting a post online so I don't have to look through my myriad files to find it again. According to this source two aircraft on the Tirpitz raid were recovered and repaired - my model being the second one. It can be seen from the attached photo that the entire nose of one aircraft was lost and hence had to be completely replaced. From memory I believe it came from another aircraft. I also made a bulged bomb bay but now forget how I did it. Please see images below of my model - a rough representation in 1/96 scale of the aircraft. Avro Lancaster B Mark 1 ME559 'KC-Y', of No. 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force; Squadron leader Drew Wyness' aircraft after crash landing at Kegostrov in the Soviet Union, 12 October 1944, prior to the RAF's raid on the German Battleship 'Tirpitz', (Operation by arhills, on Flickr IMG_0170 by arhills, on Flickr IMG_0167 by arhills, on Flickr IMG_0169 by arhills, on Flickr IMG_0166 by arhills, on Flickr IMG_0172 by arhills, on Flickr
  42. 1 point
    Just finished this Academy 1/48 F-4B in the In The Year I Was Born group build. It's built as 153045 of VF-161, in which Victor Kovaleski got the last US air to air kill of the Vietnam War in January 1973. Decals were from Furball Aero Design and were excellent. Build thread is here thanks for looking Julian
  43. 1 point
    I've managed a bit more work on this. Yesterday, I sprayed what was meant to be the final coat of grey on the topside: However, whilst marking out some pencil lines to mask the camouflage I noticed a few issues - there is a small crack in the nose, the intakes need even more filling and I forgot the spray the trailing edge of the elevons...! I will get those problems fixed, finish spraying the grey and then mask it ready for the green.
  44. 1 point
    Evening All, Time for another KUTA . This time the civil Chipmunk failure from the trainers GB, It barely got started It will get some detail attention as per Mike Grant's article in this Nose Surgery performed Thanks for looking Martin H
  45. 1 point
    ok guys, i'm proceeding in step to finish, first of all the front hood. After a week of plastering and smoothing, I applied a coat of spray putty. There are still a few dishes here and there,and finished. . ù
  46. 1 point
    Yes I do................
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  48. 1 point
    Sorry for the long post but here are almost every Airfix "clunker" I have built since returning to the hobby in 2004, some of the kits being hard to find now (SS France). The most recent builds are at the top with the oldest at the bottom where you will see I went through a phase of blacking out windows! You will also find that I don't do "dirty" builds very often...... Airfix HO/OO Footbridge (4014) Airfix HO/OO Level Crossing (03612-6) Airfix 1/24 Messerschmitt Bf 109E (12002) Airfix OO/HO Stephenson's Rocket (01661-2) Airfix 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk1 (14002) Airfix OO BR Mogul (04653-0) Airfix 1/72 Avro Lancaster B.III (08003) Airfix 1/144 Vickers VC-10 (04026) Airfix 1/76 Scammell Tank Transporter (A02301) Airfix 1/72 Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (03033) Airfix 1/72 Grumman F6F-3/5 Hellcat (02023) Airfix 1/24 Junkers Ju-87 B-2 Stuka (18002-7) Airfix OO Saddle Tank 0-4-0 (02660-2) Airfix OO Saddle Tank J94 0-6-0 (R205) Airfix OO Cattle Wagon (R5) Airfix HO/OO Signal Box (03610-0) Airfix 1/12 Black Prince (02502-7) Airfix 1/600 The Rommel (02202) Airfix 1/72 Bell P-39Q Airacobra (A01039) Airfix 1/32 Crusader (08301-4) Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast (A04212) Airfix 1/72 Saab Draken (02039) Airfix 1/72 Fiat G91 (106) Airfix 1/72 Westland Whirlwind HAS Mk22 (02056) Airfix 1/72 DHC Chipmunk T10 (134) Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk1a (01071) Airfix 1/76 RAF Refuelling Set (A03302) Airfix 1/72 Beagle Basset 206 (02025-5) Airfix 1/72 Piper Cherokee Arrow II (01060-5) Airfix 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt (125) Airfix 1/72 Gloster Gladiator (01002) Airfix 1/76 Josef Stalin IS-3 Tank (A01307) Airfix 1/72 Brewster Buffalo F2A-2 (02050) Airfix 1/32 M3 Grant (08365-8) Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Seafire FR46/47 (07106) Airfix 1/72 Fiat G.50 Freccia (01046-9) Airfix 1/72 Vought F4U-D Corsair (02054) Airfix 1/600 HMS Nelson (04203) Airfix 1/72 Mil Mi-24 Hind A/D (05023) Airfix 1/72 Mitsubishi Ki-46 II "Dinah" (A02016) Airfix 1/72 MiG 21 (02024) Airfix 1/76 Crusader Cruiser Tank (02310) Airfix 1/144 Boeing 737-200 (03181) Airfix 1/72 Mirage 2000 (03061) Airfix 1/12 1930 4.5 Litre Supercharged Bentley (20440) Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (02073) Airfix 1/72 Grumman Widgeon/Gosling (A01073) Airfix 1/72 Auster AOP VI/Auster Antarctic (9 61069) Airfix 1/144 DH Comet 4B (04176) Airfix 1/1 Robins - Erithacus Rubecula (04830-5) Airfix 1/600 Prinz Eugen (A05203) Airfix 1/32 1910 B-Type Omnibus (06443) Airfix 1/72 F-104G Starfighter (9 02011) Airfix 1/72 F-5A Freedom Fighter (00043) Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 (A50037) Airfix 1/76 Sheridan Tank (02311) Airfix 1/32 Triumph Herald (A55201) Airfix/Dapol 00/HO Deltic Prototype (C9) Airfix 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-1/E-3/E-4 (A05120) Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4/E-7 (A02048A) Airfix 1/600 SS France (06202-2) Airfix 1/32 Rommel's Half-Track (06360) Airfix 1/72 RA-5C Vigilante (04012-5) Airfix 1/72 Sam-2 Guideline (03303-5) Airfix 1/144 Handley Page HP42 (03172) Airfix 1/72 Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang (02099) Airfix 1/76 Churchill Crocodile Tank (A02321) Airfix 1/600 Free Enterprise II (F201S) Airfix 1/32 Morris Cowley 1923 (1410) Airfix 1/600 RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (06203) Airfix OO/HO Prairie Tank (04655-6) Airfix 1/76 Crusader Tank (02310) Airfix 1/72 Aichi D3A1 Val (A02014) Airfix 1/12 London Icons (A50131) Airfix 1/72 HDL Hovercraft SR-N1 (02007-7) Airfix 1/72 Leopard Tank (9-02306) Airfix 1/12 Anne Boleyn (02502) Airfix Beam Engine (A05870) Airfix 1/32 Ford Escort (A50091) Airfix 1/76 75mm Assault Gun (01306) Airfix 1/76 German Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.234 (A01311) Airfix 1/76 Opel Blitz (A02315) Airfix 1/76 Centurion Tank (02307) converted to Mk III Airfix 1/76 Chieftain Tank (02305) Airfix 1/76 Panzer IV (A02308) Airfix 1/76 Reconnaissance Set (A02312) Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch (05281) Airfix BR Railbus Airfix 1/72 S.A. 330 Puma (03021) Airfix 1/72 Folland Gnat T1 (01036) Airfix 1/72 BAC Harrier GR7 (04039) Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon 1B (61027-0) Airfix 1/32 Porsche 917 (03409) Airfix 1/144 Boeing 707 British Airways (04170) Airfix 1/144 BAC 1-11 Aer Lingus (03178) Airfix 1/144 Boeing 314 BOAC "Berwick" (04172) Airfix 1/72 de Havilland Mosquito Mk II/XVIII (03019) Airfix 1/72 Douglas Devastator TBD-1 (02034) Airfix 1/72 Saab Viggen (03015) Airfix 1/72 BAC Lightning F3 (02080) Airfix 1/32 Jaguar 'E' Type (02415) Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Me262-2a (01030) Airfix 1/72 Armstrong Whitworth Seahawk FGA Mk6 (01025-2) Airfix 1/72 German 'S' Boat (10280) Airfix 1/72 Junkers Ju 87B/R (03030) Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (02073) Airfix 1/72 B.N. Islander/Defender (03067) Airfix 1/72 Austin K.2 Ambulance (03304) Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Seafire IIIc (05110) Thanks if you managed to get this far! Dave
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    Release in 2017. Will be based on the Pavla kit as the masters are own by AZ model.. It will be upgraded and changed where Az model knows about issues. Plastic quality will be different. Schemes: US float, US wheels and RAF/RAAF. Three boxings Source: http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircraft/index.php?s=f9a6f02f7315e97029cf486d9a2276e2&showtopic=7748&st=225 V.P.
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    Some Armed Merchant Cruisers were fairly well equipped to the point where they carried catapult aircraft. Rather than transcribe it, let this extract from an old Airfix Magazine tell the story. The model is the old Airfix kit and it was originally in a diorama of Cilicia. This has long since been dismantled. it made it to one model show before I decided it was too big. It was built about 100 years ago and all I remember about it was that a model show judge told me I had no idea of what the USN Blue-Gray over Light Gray scheme looked like. He stalked off before I could refer him to the article above! The model is still around and i took this picture recently. Why is it on an Aeronavale trolley? Two reasons - I can't find the beaching gear from the kit and maybe Ciiicia dropped in at Martinique or somewhere??? x I'm almost inspired to do another one as a landplane to give FH687 a proper set. If you have done an OS2U landplane give me a call (:>)
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