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  1. Good evening. Below some photos of a forgotten MIG-21. I fully realize that there is no shortage of derelict MIG-21's to be found, in model-, photographic- and actual forms, as well I know excessive weathering is not everyone cuppa. But I find the topic fascinating, and a derelict MIG-21 had to be included in my collection at some point, along with the spitfire, swordfish and other "must haves" that we all have on our lists. Thanks for looking. CF
    82 points
  2. The Hurricane MK 1 - 1/24 by Airfix RFI Hello and a happy new year to you all. I'd like to start the new year with the RFI of my last actual completed build of 2019. She has been built for a month or so but I didn't find the right moment to do the RFI. You must excuse the sheer amount of pics once again but I do like to indulge myself sometimes. I couldn't fit her in my little photo tent thing so I took her outside and took a few shots while the sky was bright and fell in love all over again. The WIP can be found HERE and If you followed along you know how much ef
    35 points
  3. All finished. In summary, the Airfix kit was great, the Catapult from NeOmega was very nicely done. Quite pleased with the result, as long as you don’t look too closely! Build thread here: And this is how she turned out: Guy
    35 points
  4. Morning all, I made a pink Skyvan: I've always been fascinated by Barra Airport in the Western Isles, and the whole landing on the beach at low tide scenario. This photo provided the inspiration, and a nice excuse for a vignette: Two Six Decals had the exact right stickers needed. The pink was 50/50 mix of Humbrol 200 and Cherry Paints First Group "Barbie" pink - who knew there was an enamel paint manufacturer specialising in authentic bus colours! The Airfix Skyvan needed a little bit of window adjustment and 4 blade pro
    31 points
  5. Her's my Tomcat. Nice easy build in a scheme I've always wanted on my shelf.
    30 points
  6. My first model completed in 2020. Recently I presented on the LSP F-14A forum, this time the younger brother of F-14B "Jolly Rogers" Set from Trumpeter 1:32 scale + decals that are not included in the set.
    25 points
  7. When I returned to modelling after a loooong break a couple of years ago, it was figure modelling that attracted me back. Then I found this in a cheap box at the Darlington show and my head was turned to the dark side This was the first aircraft model I made in 40+ years and really started my obsession, sorry hobby..... Can't remember who the kit manufacturer was but painted in Tamiya and Revell acrylics.
    22 points
  8. Hi all, my first built in 2020 is the new Tamiya P-38F/G in 1:48. Add Eduard PE´s, Master MG´s and Decals by Sky Model for a well worn P-38 of the 1st FG.
    18 points
  9. Hi all I say special, but they are all special. This a model of BL676, the third Spitfire Mk.Vb to be fitted with an Arrestor Hook gear for deck landing trials on HMS Illustrious. It was nicknamed Bondowoso which in modern Indonesian translation I believe, means challenge of Gargantuan proportions. This was a Presentaion aircraft purchased by the Dutch East indies Spitfire Fund, before the Dutch Colony fell Victim to the Japanese attack. The model is the Freightdog boxing purchased last year and uses the new KP model Spitfire VB with some lovely resin additions and Decals to
    18 points
  10. Finally finished today. Out of "two" box build. Utilized some Tamiya F-14D parts to make this particular aircraft as she was doing initial GBU-16 testing at Pax River ~Feb 1994. Tamiya kit, not much to say but fantastic kit OOB. Fightertown decals sheet #48012, perfect. In-progress section shows the painting process. Final pic is Salty Dog 202 along with Salty Dog 535 (Kinetic Prowler) I built for my display down in Pax River....their new home. Cheers Collin
    18 points
  11. Hi, Let call it mine first completed build for 2020, I started it in Summer 2018, right after my Spanish Vildebeest, and finished it now. I made some modification, namely a bit smaller ( reduced to 5.6 cm diameter) propeller, lowered a bit struts over fuselage to make constant distance between wings, Fairey type support of gunner's MG (like in Swordfish - ot was in all Mk III and as was discussed on BM Forum - it was not noticed by SH) and instead of torpedo I gave two 500 lb bombs (the testimony says that the airplanes of 36 and 100 Sqs in Endau raid were fitted with 250 and 500
    17 points
  12. Hi to all Finished very old Airfix model, in SAAF colors. Build OOB only added resin ejection seat I vas tempted how to weather this plane not becouse raised panel lines but becouse SAAF Mirages looks always like new and fresh painted in excellent condition.....so at the end it stayed clean .... Finished with Humbrol enamels brush painted. I hope you like it Best regards to all.... And one of reference pictures
    17 points
  13. Any of us could fill a dozen pages with a list of everything Airfix hasn't announced for 2020, and do exactly the same for every other manufacturer, whether European, American or Asia-Pacific. Anyone can do that. What's the point of this constant complaint supposed to be?
    16 points
  14. After sanding down, initial test-fit: It will still need a great deal of work, but I think we're on the right track.
    15 points
  15. Used the last day of my chrismas holidays to complete these 2 planes, I have use decals from Super Scale, otherwise build out of box, and it is nice set fit is good goes nicely together. Cheers Jes
    14 points
  16. Thanks Jason - of course I did spout some Anglo-Saxon, grabbed parts out of the pool and wiped them a bit before reaching for the camera! Thanks G Thanks Craig, glad to know I'm not alone! It…was…NOT… MY PANTS! it was on my… oh, give up, let him have his fun! Tin lid. Great tip, thanks Simon Ah there you are - welcome Ian Cockpit assembly completed (with the tricky gun mechanism): Exhausts and radiators painted: I think the nacelles and the rest of the wings are ready:
    13 points
  17. Revell 76 Ford Torino 1/24 RFI at last! Hutch “Starsky it’s red.” Starsky “It’s not red, it’s Candy Apple red.” Hey guys. It's been a long time coming. I built this in March and finished in May before embarking on my Massive 1/245 Hurricane build. The WIP can be found HERE it was a really fun build with a huge connection to my childhood. I'm definitely going to do another car at some point, maybe a Plymouth Fury ( you know which one ) This kit was the Revell 76 Ford Torino 1/24 Tamiya acrylics. Tamiya oil wash.
    12 points
  18. Very nervous about posting this one its taken me about 4 weeks to get the nerve together, I have knocked together a little stand out of some scrap Perspex sheet mounted onto a 3mm thick Cork base. My first aircraft model in about 30+ years its a 1/72 resin kit by Freight Dog Models. A whatif of the almost finished but scrapped SR-177A a mixed power rocket and jet high altitude interceptor designed to be almost a manned rocket to shoot down Soviet Bombers before they could get to the UK. SR-177 It would have been a hell of a ride for the pilot but Ballistic M
    12 points
  19. Thanks Simon - I'll look out for one like that, looks just the job Engines. There's a nice method of mounting the radiator covers: Just make sure the nacelle halves are aligned - mine were, phew. The exhausts fit nicely too: …and leave some unusual, interesting 'that'll come in' gates: Wings glued on and now drying, taped 'up' to close the gap in the roots:
    12 points
  20. Airfix P51D pretty much straight out of the box but with a new scheme and some aftermarket decals.
    12 points
  21. Hi folks My latest build is a model of a legendary fighter aircraft, McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II in Iran Air Force color. Been flying for more than 40 years in my country, a hero of 8 years war with Iraq and still going strong! This model represents the early days of conflict when these Phantoms used to bomb Iraq with british made BL755 CBUs. The Hasegawa phantom is a straight forward kit to build. What else I used are: -Master pitot tube -Hataka and Gunze colors -Print scale (Mr.Khosravi) decals -Eduard stencils -WINGMAN BL755 cluster bomb units Sorry
    10 points
  22. I'm consistently impressed Ced that your reaction in these situations is to reach for the camera, rather than, for example, the hammer. A showman at heart! J.
    10 points
  23. I don't disagree, but my copy of Hugh Verity's We Landed By Moonlight arrived today, and he mentions the oil tank resting behind the pilot, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (Incidentally, he mentions Noor's flight; she wore a green oilskin, apparently.) To some extent I do (I have a subscription to Britbox), but while I don't begrudge anyone who enjoys the revived Doctor Who, for me it ended in 1989 with "Survival". I'm glad Noor is back in the public consciousness; I hope their portrayal of her was respectful. In any case, I figured I might as well get started on throwing s
    10 points
  24. Thanks John True. Luckily I have some more 'thin' See above. Time to buy some more! I think it 'goes off' as well so I buy the little triple tube packs of 'normal'. I wonder if they do the same for thin and gel? Anyway, I wanted to close up so I scraped off most of the CA with my 'dread to think what it's used for in real life but great for levelling' #9 blade, went over it with MicroMesh and stuck the fuselage halves together. While I was in a glueing mood I also joined the wings: Nice join with very few seams, but I'll nee
    10 points
  25. In 2020 Airfix is to release a new tool 1/72nd Bristol Beaufort Mk.1 kit - ref. A04021 https://uk.airfix.com/products/bristol-beaufort-mk1-a04021 3D render V.P.
    9 points
  26. Hi mates, Taking a breather from my Javelin mania, and what better way to recover than a resin kit from CMR? This will be my fifth CMR kit after two Buccaneers, a Scimitar, and a Sea Venom. Hmm...all FAA subjects, including this new one. What does this mean? The CMR kit comes in its typical heavy duty cardboard box which, even when empty, could crush any of those flimsy end-opening, gotta save money, boxes. However, even though the box is in great shape, some of the more delicate resin pieces suffered some damage (more on that in a moment). Thi
    9 points
  27. Hi All, I've dug out the 1/48 Airfix Stuka from the stash for this GB. This will actually be the first Stuka I've built - so good to be adding it to the collection. Dave.
    9 points
  28. Finished today. The model depicts Hans Ulrich Rudel's Ju 87G 494193.
    9 points
  29. Considered perhaps - but stumbling to a practicable solution is another matter entirely; one of those aspects of the job that has thus far been mentally filed away under 'get around to taking a decision on when you're a bit more familiar with some of the procedures in Fusion'. This is of course the kind of vacillation that masquerades as mental triage..... Agreed. I forsee in fact several steps along with way that will require some prototyping here before committing to a particular path. I'm reluctant to think about extruding rearwards for the wing for two reasons - one is the prominen
    9 points
  30. Well, if the movie makers can release a a barely updated version of the 80s original with the same old parts just looking a bit the worse for wear, why shouldn’t Airfix do the same? best, M.
    9 points
  31. Good evening everyone, This is Tamiya’s superb IL2. I had previously built Eduards kit and really enjoyed that, to the extent that I didn’t really see how it could be improved . However having heard good things about this particular kit, I decided to give it a go. What a blast. People have said that it’s a well engineered kit. No kidding. As ever, everything fell together, tolerances were precise and everything just clicked into place. Amendments to the kit included putting flat spots on the tyres, replacing the wing cannon and machine guns with hollow tube and aerial wir
    9 points
  32. Boggy? How about a bog diving school? Or you could hold a Bog Snorkelling competition? Google it - no reason why I should be the only one to have wasted ten minutes of my life No worries Rob, sorted it will be Yep, the figure stand is the one I bought at Telford and a nice chat with the Sphere chaps. I think you'll like the stand you bought, once you get back to something single engined! Thanks Giorgio Rats, I forgot the trick - sticking a bit of Tak inside the bay and gently pushing it into place - that was it wasn't it?
    9 points
  33. HI all, so the first completed kit for 2020 is a bit of a thrown together 1/72nd Airfix S2C Buccaneer. I started it just before Christmas, and it was wheeled over the finish line yesterday. The kit fits well, but one needs to take care cleaning up sprue removal nubs in some areas to ensure a good fit. It is also possible to modify the rear jet nozzle fairings so the exhausts can be added after painting too. The bombs and pylons are meant to go on the inner hard points where the tanks are, but it's easy to snip of the back location pin and use them outboard. Markings are for a 700B squad
    8 points
  34. Time to put my choice on show for rest of you. I have decided to build Italeri's 1/48 Ju-87D which I have had in the stash for a while which looks like a nice kit in the box with a good amount of detail in the cockpit and nicely moulded parts with no flash and recessed panel lines and even has a small etched fret included which has seatbelts and a few other cockpit and airframe details, the decal sheet looks to be to Italeri's usual hign standard and has markings for a few aircraft in a variety of schemes ranging from the standard RLM 70/71/65 to a winter wash and a nice squiggly one used for
    8 points
  35. MENG Soviet Heavy tank KV-2 RFI (at last) Hello everyone, I built this a while ago now, the WIP can be found HERE it was a test for weathering and mud techniques. It was a fun build and I have bought a few more of these kits. It was a quick build that went wrong in places but ended up rather pleasing. I also built a little hill out of Oasis to stand it on. Meng kit Tamiya acrylic paints AK heavy muddy weathering set. extreme weathered vehicles (squared) I didn't get around to an RFI so while I was tying up last years loose ends I decided
    8 points
  36. Airfix website verrrrrrrrry slooooooooow... loading. I wonder why that can be.... Strange, considering there is nothing to see here as there are no cats left in the Airfix 2020 bag... how soon before we get the first... It's not what I wanted, its the wrong scale, there's nothing for me here.... always really interesting to know these things Rich
    8 points
  37. Martin Blundell very kindly gifted me 2 extra decal sets - and for this I'm extremely grateful I know he's not been well and I do hope he's making a speedy recovery. I was alarmed when the site went down and Coastal Craft boat models and accessories have all but disapeared froom suppliers I'm grateful to Al Gunthwaire for his update... https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235065462-coastal-craft-models-website/ I do hope they continue in business - were they not to, it would be a huge loss to Coastal Forces and WW2 1/72 WW2 boat modellers Here's
    8 points
  38. Well, having dug this project up for its annual outing on the shelf of shame, I had another look at the wings this morning. The primer underneath the wing is still bubbling up, so I dug it all up right back to the balsa wood in the affected areas and filled with Milliput, followed by a good sanding: Finally, I think I've got a sound surface. And the topside of wing is looking solid still: Thanks for looking, Adrian
    8 points
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  40. Hi mates, this is my first model completed in 2020. I starded the kit in June last year, but it went sleep due to some sanding issues. But now, after few days, it´s completed. The kit is absolutely wrong, but for the 1992 czech kit it´s still quite good. So please don´t compare it with the photos of the reality because it´s completely out. But still I hope you´ll like it. Thanks. Cheers, Andrew. S
    7 points
  41. Hi mates, Like most of you 1:72 folks, I've been waiting for Airfix to scale their beautiful 1:48 Gloster Javelin kit down to the gentleman's scale. Waiting...a long time. As it seems Airfix is busy with other projects, I decided to force the issue by building the OLD Airfix/Heller 1:72 Javelin, and along the way to try and make it a wee bit more modern. Surely this will cause the gears of fate to start meshing, and Airfix will get the idea. So you can thank me then! Since I have little common sense, I also thought it would be a good idea to build two of these old
    7 points
  42. New boxing in Summer 2020 - ref. A05123A - Folland Gnat T.1 https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2020/folland-gnat-t-1.html Box art V.P.
    7 points
  43. New boxing in Autumn 2020 - ref. A05139 - Supermarine Spitfire MkXIV Race Schemes Source: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2020/supermarine-spitfire-mkxiv-race-schemes.html Provisionnal schemes V.P.
    7 points
  44. New boxing/variant announced for Autumn 2020 - ref. A06022 - Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk.2B RAF https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2020/blackburn-buccaneer-s-mk-2-raf.html V.P.
    7 points
  45. Welcome in 2020 gentlemen... We have started again today. La-5 line - work on moulds started, if everything goes well, February. Mohawk - the same situation. Together with Mohawk we will make Sopwith Swallow for WWI lovers. Work on Cessnas are near the end, stay tuned. What else we can expect? One more 109 project, Mig-19P and PM and if there will be time one US fighter in 1/72. I wish to you all prosperous year 2020.
    7 points
  46. That’s Ok Alan; I’ll keep the flame alive ‘till your past the loathing. It can lodge ‘till then on my fav. list. I shall miss this thread. It’s been a reliable provider of much enjoyment; not least from the hendie grumbling about perceived non-perfection (which I have come to believe is a purely subjective condition not readily apparent to the objective observer ). It’s also been jolly informative. And if I had any retentive brain cells left I’d be hanging onto new (to me) concepts such as SACRUs and BIMs. P’raps we ought to have a test in a year’s time......
    7 points
  47. Hi eveybody, some photos form the great, but unfortunatley very grey and partly wet Airpower airshow this late summer! so please do not expect any wonders photo wise lets start with a QRA demo by the locals they even painted / foiled a special tail and external tanks! intercepting a Falcon business jet (and a very nice one that is!) some more locals, as I suppose that those are the ones you see the least a short but nice trainers display: in the foreground 3 of the 4 new basic trainer Diamond Aircraft DA40 N
    6 points
  48. Hi! Thank you guys and a happy new year to you all. I've got a little update to share. The front and the rear glacis are glued on now, and so are the other details like tow hooks installed. I made the tow hooks myself using 0,8x0,8mm square brass wire, other stuff is from PE set I'm using. It looks, like it's all done now below the waist line and I can concentrate to the upper structure from now on. Thanks for stepping by, Kristjan
    6 points
  49. While I am sort of getting over the man flu I am not wanting to go anywhere near the Sovremenny build for fear of sneezing and blowing bits all over the place so tried out my laminate flooring skills and applied the wooden deck from Wood Hunter I got from Starling Models my word you only get one chance with these they stick like I don't know what but make such a difference. and some of the main structures going on beefy
    6 points
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