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  1. This is US Navy Sea King SH-3D, BuNo 152711, affectionately known as "Old 66"--the helicopter that recovered the crews of Apollos 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13. (Screen capture from Apollo 11 documentary by Todd Douglas Miller.) (Source) I've modelled her as close as I can get to her appearance at about 07:55 GMT on 24 July 1969--as she was being towed across the deck of USS Hornet, with the Apollo 11 astronauts on board, towards the elevator on which she'd descend to the hangar bay: (Screen capture from Apollo 11 documentary by Todd Douglas Miller.)
    41 points
  2. Hey all - this is one I finished just after Christmas - I bought this as a present to myself at the NZ IPMS Nationals - and a very nice present it was too Built 100% out of the box - it's a beautiful kit - as good as you've heard - though I would go for after market decals if I was doing it again - As always I really struggled with the Tamiya Decals - so after this I've promised myself that I'll never use Tamiya's kit decals again... lesson is well and truly learned. Thanks for looking
    34 points
  3. Hi all - so just finished this up at the weekend - The newish Airfix Hurri Trop in 1/48 - The kit was okay - good in places and quite tricky everywhere else - but for the cost, it's not half bad. It did need alot of filling and sanding but managed to wrangle everything into place in the end. I added an Eduard "Big Ed" PE set which included interior detail for the cockpit, landing flaps and painting masks. I riveted the wings upper side and bottom and used after market decals (DK Decals) as I wasn't confident I could pull off the kit scheme! But I like this one better - it depicts V7544, F/O J.
    27 points
  4. This is the special edition of the Hasegawa kit, which includes some white metal parts for the 20mm cannons, flame damping exhausts and the different antenna for the top of the canopy. As usual the Hasegawa kits go together without much fuss with the decals and detail being just fine for this scale. I did add some seat belts to the kit though. The aircraft depicts one of Nachtschlachgruppe 9 in Italy that carried out night harassment raids against the allies. Camo was done free hand.
    21 points
  5. This was the last Schneider Trophy Race before the start of WW1. Finished this one in time for Telford last year. Cheers All Joe M Stick & String Rule O.K. IMG_20190115_221007 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr IMG_20190115_220958 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr IMG_20190115_221015 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr IMG_20190115_094535 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr
    18 points
  6. Here's my completed Nagato. I used Flyhawk's photoetch set, searchlights and AA guns from Veteran Models, rigging thread from Infini. There's a work in progress here, and a mixture of indoor and outdoor pictures below.
    15 points
  7. 1/72 Airfix C-47, Air America, Bangkok, Thailand 1971 Anything, Anywhere, Anytime, Professionally. Air America was a covert operation run by the CIA which delivered items, goods, people and whatever else was necessary to places that the US Military could not openly go. Built using the Airfix D-Day C47 Skytrain kit. Airbrushed using Tamiya acrylics and lightly weathered using Flory dark wash. Wolfpak decals for the Air America scheme. I am delighted with how this has turned out - better than I imagined.
    15 points
  8. Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter MkIF, R2069 ZK-A, No 25 Squadron, RAF Fighter Command, September 1940 Born of an improvisation by the Bristol design staff, where the Beaufort torpedo bomber design then under development was adapted in short order to provide Fighter Command with a long range heavy fighter, the Beaufighter first flew in July 1939. Of all-metal construction, save for the fabric-covered control surfaces, and with a crew of two, the first production Beaufighters were powered by two Bristol Hercules XI radials, developing 1,500hp when using the new 100 octane fuel. The Beau
    15 points
  9. This was the last American biplane airliner and was a direct development of the Curtiss B-2 Condor bomber. The airliner model was completely different, 45 were built in five versions. The first aircraft was delivered to Eastern Air Lines in 1933 and the second to American Airways four months later. It was a good plane and it looked like it had a great future ahead or itself. But, and there always is, it had the misfortune that a revolutionary new aircraft arrived on the scene, the Douglas DC-1 and the rest is history. Production stopped in October 1934. It gained its place in history because o
    15 points
  10. Hello modellers, Today I would like to present you my new Mistercraft 1/72 Shenyang F-6 of the Pakistan Air Force. I bought three of these 4 Euro kits as I wanted a North Vietnamese MiG 19 for my Vietnam collection. But I liked the camo scheme of the Pakistani machine and the combination with western Sidewinder missles. As you can imagine, the kit is quite basic and a lot of scratchbuilding necessary to archieve a good result. I started with the non existant cockpit and added a cockpit floor, instrument panel and side consoles from styrene sheet. Intake trunk and exhausts were extended and
    15 points
  11. Thanks folks, yes, I am pleased with the paint job. Not so much the model. An Osprey? nah... sticking with my 28 Sqn theme Jason, I use Alclad grey primer (I prime everything - always). I tried their black primer on the Wessex but it kept peeling off so I'm back to my tried and trusted grey primer. I've been using it for years and it always does a good job. The colory stuff is all Testors Model Master. I use mainly acrylics but had to switch to enamel for the Grey and the PRU Blue. The dark green is still acrylic though. I like the tone o
    13 points
  12. Hi all, here's one I finished a few months ago that was published in last months issue of Airfix Model World. I didn't need much persuading to get back into one of my favourite aviation related modelling subjects, namely Cold War Soviet-era jets. This is Eduard's superb 1/72nd ProfiPack Edition of their MiG-21MF Fishbed J finished as a Polish Air Force machine, based at Mierzecice circa 1990. It's an excellent little kit, superbly moulded with crisp surface detail and high-quality Cartograf decals (including an impressively large sheet of stencils). It suffered a few anomalies though, such as
    12 points
  13. Hi, Just completed the 1/48 Academy F-15 im 32 TFS markings. Fitted with aftermarket ejection seats, exhausts and fod covers. Decals by Daco. Built was ok, but some trouble with the air intakes. Mr color paints and flat coat. Need to get a wider backdrop and a proper camera. Thanks for watching.
    12 points
  14. Another Mini Art 1/35 Cierva C.30 for the cabinet. ‘XR’ was leased to the Gonzalez Byass wine company back in the mid 1930’s for a UK publicity tour. References for this model have been a little thin on the ground to say the least and the model is based solely on the testimony of two rather grainy black and white photographs. The tail and ‘Jerez’ decals were home printed onto white decal film, the rest are from Xtradecal lettering sheets or the spares box. A few problems - spent hours without luck trying to find a suitable font for the lettering so they are a bit of a compromise a
    12 points
  15. Oh, hello? I think it’s finished. The vinyl masks came off without too much drama. My Maskol dabs on the wingtip lights weren’t quite so successful, but will just need a spot of paint retouching when I am in the mood. I decided not to worry about the odd little antenna-type masts on top of and underneath the nose. It meant drilling holes in finished paint, and that rarely ends well. I guess I should have fitted them before painting it! A tiny amount of weathering powder for exhaust stains, a bit of dust around the wheels and undercarriage, and a c
    12 points
  16. ...Well now.... ...after loosing our last cat - Lucky - in a trafficaccident - we swore, we would never get a new cat. We've kept that promise.....until now..... Who could stand for this... Let me introduce to you - Money Penny - Mis(S) Money Penny! She's 7 years old and we got her off one of my wife's colleagues. We've decided to keep the name - just because it's cool to be able to introduce her as: Money Penny - Mis(S) Money Penny! Cheers Hans J PS Mis in danish means cat
    12 points
  17. Afternoon, Finished the Arma Hobby 1/72 Hurricane Mk.1 (mini build thread on here). Thoughts - excellent kit, great fit, nice surface detail, Masks & PE included, no real drawbacks! I’m told the scheme was probably only a planned option, but I went with it anyway as I’d had the masks cut for the insignia. I can’t seem to settle on scale at the moment, I’ve recently re found 1/72 and these are the only ones I’m likely to keep as a collection as others are generally too big to have hanging round, but I’m generally disappointed with the end photos as this scal
    9 points
  18. Done!!! Would like to add a few notes; 1) Chin grills are decals. I sanded down some of the detail while contouring the nose so decide to fill in the grill and make a decal. 2) "01" is a cut stencil from my silhouette cutter. Once again the colours of the pictures are a bit off. All the colours are not that dark on the model.
    9 points
  19. Despite unfinished builds all around me, I could not resist the temptation to join this GB, with this long time stash resident ! This is a placeholder until later on in the week, when I can post pictures of the contents Good luck everyone Cheers Pat
    8 points
  20. This is my first RFI in over a year, in fact it's my first model in over a year. I thought it would be an easy build to help me get my modelling mojo back. Couldn't have been more wrong, what with warped wings and fuselage sections to disintegrating decals. I think the kit goes back to the 1980's and the tooling to the 1970's so hardly surprising. I'm not sure of the accuracy of the colour call in the instructions, dark olive over light blue or the positioning of the Soviet stars on the upper wing surfaces rather than the lower, but I'm certainly no exp
    8 points
  21. Hi all This is the lovely Airfix 72nd scale kit. Built almost OOB apart from some sealtbelts and I added brass rod on the Pitot tubes to replace the moulded Kit part. I have realised that I forgot to add the Gun site post on the top of the front fuselage and add a small amount of chipping on the spinner. The wingtip lights are from the spares in the Arma Hobby kit as I am building a Mk1 in Royal Navy colours which is a lovely kit too. Weathering has been kept light as modelled in a fairly new condition. The model was brush painted as usual in Humbrol enamels. I apologise
    8 points
  22. Hi There, Just a couple of quick pics of The Angel Interceptor. There is a little remedial work to be done as The Halfords Appliance White has set like concrete and I will have to sand some lumps down where some of the masking was. It's gone with my nephew to his display cabinet as he fell in love with it. I'll work on the stuff I need to do later. Many thanks to @PhoenixII who kindly supplied the decals from the newer issue as the ones in my kit were completely shot. Cheers, Alistair
    8 points
  23. Junkers Ju 87D-8 Nachtschlachtgruppe 9, Italy 1944 Hasegawa kit in 1/48
    8 points
  24. Right fine OK No sorry not you lot just a carry over in my head (dodgy place to lurk by the way) about stuff Anyway, time for interior additions Look please The fixtures above the seats, does anyone believe there is even the slightest chance they would have diagonal shoulder straps fitted to some of them? I cannot convince myself so unless the jury delivers a response tonight it is going to be lap belts only for the brown jobs I have been racking my memories for colours of seat belts in the sixties, my first flight was cour
    8 points
  25. Well, I was originally going to do the model with red intake covers. Right up until some little oik suggested I try making the intakes. This of course nagged at the Martian brain until I at least had to have a bash at it. I has taken me all day, that's right, al £*%$("g day to make just one side! I did adapt the idea suggested here in that I have fettled the mesh so that it is detachable to allow for painting the intakes. It goes without saying that there is a blurglecruncheoning awaiting said oik, once I have remembered who he is, for putting the idea in my very suggestable mind.
    8 points
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  27. Hi All, This year I took part in the Christmas KUTA held by the Irish Branch of IPMS. I had not taken part in one of these before but it was a good excuse to take something off the "shelf of shame". The catalyst for this was a set of Artic decals I purchased a few years ago at SMW Telford. I decided to use the old 1963 Revell kit of the Fokker D.VII. Its not a bad kit considering its age. It equally could have been a Revell Nieuport 28, Airfix Hannover CL.IIIA or the Airfix Roland CII, all of which were started many moons ago and are on the shelf of shame. After the war a numbe
    7 points
  28. Hi all, Finished this last night but still working in the base. It's a great kit of my favourite WW2 tank. Happy with most of it apart from the sandbags which started off a really nice dusty sand Matt but after weathering and highlights, went glossy Tried several Matt varnishes including micro and Tamiya. Neither worked. Will try some others later. Will work in the poor photography and display.
    7 points
  29. This model started life as a venerable RarePlane* vacuum-formed kit, and was converted, with some modifications, into an air show stylized machine. New engines and props, full interior -with restroom, and many other details like diverse antennas and lights were added to bring the standard just a tad higher, redeeming its destiny from tired out-of-the-war-mill, to splendorous crowd-awing aerobatic apparatus. The step-by-step account of the transformation can be seen here: The necessary masks and decals were commissioned from Arctic Decals and were to their usual high standards.
    7 points
  30. Junkers Ju 87D-5 Stuka Kit: Hasegawa Junkers Ju 87 D-5 Stuka (09053 / JT53) Scale: 1/48 Paints: Vallejo Model & Air Weathering: Flory Models Wash, MIG weathering products, oil paints Good solid kit, had a lot of fun with the weathering and making this thing worn. WIP thread:
    7 points
  31. Some more progress. I wasn't crazy about the plating on the BBS wheels, so I stripped it off in some bleach and then primed: Then painted gloss black and then Alclad Chrome: The rim still isn't as smooth as I'd like but it feels a bit less like toy chrome now. I've painted the centrelock gold and added a black wash to give it some more depth as well. I've also finished the clearcoat and sanding and polishing of the body and am pretty happy with the result: I've been sticking with the Mr Color GX100 Super Clear
    7 points
  32. You may be right about the re-arming - but it’s not relevant to the model, since that process is in the past at the point I am depicting, regardless of where the torpedoes were loaded. I’m less convinced by this “forward range” theory, however. I’ve read every account I can find, including Jock Moffat’s - a couple of them are quoted at some length in the early pages of this thread - and no-one mentions the strike being ranged anywhere other than in the usual position; Woods in particular describes in detail how the FDO times the take off runs with the pitching of the ship and that
    7 points
  33. Hi everyone - some more minor updates - the nose has had some more sanding and smoothing, and some details have now been added to the forward fuselage. The fairings behind the cylinders were hollowed out, the under-nose radiator was made with a couple of layers of fine mesh, lacing is etch, and the rest of the bits and bobs were made from plastic. Still some tiding up to do around the gun vents before I mount the lower wing, but getting there slowly. Cheers, BC
    7 points
  34. Great pic James, thanks! Hi everybody, here's a propre update. I modified the IP to somewhat resemble the T4 version, so I drilled some additional holes in the top PE part and used it as a template to mark where to put gauge decals on the bottom PE part Then I realized I forgot to modify the top part of the IP, so I went back to it and added two more holes Then I posed the decals, raided from the spares box And here's the final outcome, glued to the backing plastic plate and suitably painted (it also received a dark grey dry
    7 points
  35. This is my first 72nd scale ship build and the most detailed ship to date. As i am not to familiar with building ships, i am taking my time with this and i am intending follow the instruction sequence rather than jump around as i might do with armour or aircraft. I don't usually get referance boks for subjects i only have one kit of, but i have made an exception with my larger ship kits. The kit itself cost me nothing, being a gift from a good friend a few years back. But i made up for that with the AM. The Griffon premium set contains 14 PE fr
    6 points
  36. The Mighty "JUG" P-47 Thunderbolt by Academy 1/48 Hello and welcome to a build I have always wanted to build. I have loved the P-47 ever since I played this. back in the day at the arcade in Cradely heath. ( part of the royal cinema ) I have never had a P-47 in the stash or known much about it but I picked up a dank old kit last time I visited "Parabellum" in Birmingham's Jewelry quarter. the box looked a bit war torn but the picture on the cover had me smitten. what a picture!!!!!!. I have been gathering info all da
    6 points
  37. Hi Guys, She sure look like a Jaguar. I really like this Japanese aircraft. Building the model was fairly easy, the kit is bit dated and the decal yellowish but it was simple kit and fun to build, there weren't many issues, the air intake part was little difficult to joint so dry fitting before is a good Idea. Hasegawa has come out with few version of it, mine was the dual kit and came with some nice markings. I choose this grey one, and painting I used Tamiya, white and black mix and match the gray tones. I will keep it short and end here. Thank for watching Cheers.
    6 points
  38. Good evening everyone, I trust you're all having a rather splendid Monday and that the weekend went as well as can be expected. The 262 is complete. She was a great little build that has kicked off this year rather nicely. ( I must finish that bloody robot thing too ) Any hoo here are a couple of shots with the canopy masks off. Thanks to every one for tagging along. It's been a real pleasure. Shes only ickle so getting the RFI done shouldn't be too much of a struggle. Probs next weekend. here's a parting shot just for you guys. I'll post up here when the RFI
    6 points
  39. More.... MikroMir provide an etched handrail to go around the sail/bridge/conning tower - but the part is tiny and there are no locating holes. Far beyond my capabilities to fit - and anyway, the etched part pinged off into the ether when I attempted for use it.... - so I used a thin piece of plastic rod instead... Note the small step cut into the bottom of the sail - this is to get a better fit into the recess in the deck. The missile launch rail is made up from nine parts (two not yet fitted). The Regulus I Cruise Miss
    6 points
  40. We are into the final detail painting stage. Main wheels, after my preferred Humbrol 32 dark grey, have been given a coat of matt varnish. The props and spinners have been assembled, retouched and then satin varnished. Now the engine cowlings are painted camo colours (they were temporarily placed on the airframe for painting so it all matched up, hopefully) I’ve matched the exhaust shrouds to the collector rings colour. Yesterday I fitted the undercarriage doors, and painted the wheel wells interior green, so they’d all get a dose of the satin varnish top c
    6 points
  41. RV band demasked DSC_0003 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr prop and spinner painted DSC_0004 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr
    6 points
  42. I did apply the word 'fossil' (to myself) in the Chat.... Thinking back, I'm sure I started collecting these old kits for 'nostalgia' builds before the current series of new tool kits came out from Airfix. I have got the latest 1/72 kit on order now so I will burst into the 21st Century sometime soon. Cracking on with the ancient kit, I really had some great fun creating some of the missing detail: There is a hole for the tailwheel but no well for the doors. The tailwheel will be up so I cut out the space for the kit doors and glued them in each fuselage half. Will save me
    6 points
  43. The discussion on the day of the torpedo fighter and anti shipping torpedo attacks is interesting. A couple of things to add to the debate are that we mustn't forget the role of Beaufort, Wellington, Swordfish and Albacore torpedo strikes in the Med which effectively cut off Rommel's supply line and was a significant factor in victory in the Western Desert. The other is that probably the idea of a torpedo fighter was obsolete by the end of the 40s/beginning of the 50s the principle of a strike fighter has lived on until today where most strike aircraft are fighter bombers capable of defending
    6 points
  44. Some work done over the weekend. Did up the cockpit. The consoles were decaled but the IPs were painted. The provided IP decals weren’t sized correctly so out came the hairy stick. Mark
    6 points
  45. Hi everyone - it's been relatively slow but steady progress. The next step was the engine. The kit engine is a bit blobby. I had the Karaya Jupiter VII resin engine, which is very nice, but the main body of the engine wouldn't fit under the kit exhaust ring. Likewise, the kit exhaust ring pipes wouldn't reach the cylinders. So I ended up kit-bashing the crankcase and exhaust ring from the kit with the cylinders and exhaust pipes from the Karaya engine. I also used some brass tube for the centre of the spinner. It looks something like this: It's yet t
    6 points
  46. Over the last few months I’ve managed to get three shelf sitters over the finish line so thought I’d continue my efforts into 2020. I started building this one when my son was 2, he’s about to turn 10. It’s the AFV Club RF-5E which I’m painting up to represent a TUDM (Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia or Royal Malaysian Air Force) aircraft. I’ve taken the FS numbers supplied in the instructions and pulled them out of my gunze paint stocks. Compared to some reference photos that I have they are a pretty close match. It’s also the first time I’ve tried by hand at a freehand c
    5 points
  47. Is somebody still there? I hear the sounds of silence... But the work on bodywork continue! Slowly indeed, some holes are needed, and some rivets too. The trunk is done, it will be not functional! Hurry up guys, its time! Cheers, Dan.
    5 points
  48. Hi everybody, I have made a little progress this weekend. I finished the chassis, painted it black. I assembled and painted the parts of the transmssion, and painted the underside of the cabin protective green. That's where I am now. Dry fit Thanks for looking. Have a nice day Nick
    5 points
  49. HL-10, Troffa, dnl42 ... many thanx ! The AMU got some paint on it ... Drilling holes to place styrene rod for 'switches' First coat of primer on the Adapter section For the interior PE I'm adding some styrene for some dimensionality ... To represent the quilting on the sides of the interior, I'm scribing some lines ... most of these details won't be seen ... Attaching seat belts. They're mad
    5 points
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