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  1. Kit: Hasegawa A-4C Scale: 1/48 Paints: MRP Decals: Victory Models
    33 points
  2. My quarantine build is finally finished. The last step was also the longest - small details like antennas and rigging. But it's done and AEOLUS goes straight on the display. This build was really fun. I would like to thank to my friend Pavel for those decals and masks, again. I hope you'll li the result, . . . I do. I am thinking what my next projet will be... That's very satisfying feeling. And a few details: Cheers, Andrew S.
    28 points
  3. For a change of pace from all the usual armour. Had to fold the wings and it still barely fits my display cabinet.
    26 points
  4. Another quick lockdown build, the old (mid 1970s) FROG Maryland, in this case (I believe) its Novoexport guise. Actually it came in a dirty unmarked plastic bag from a vendor at Telford for the grand sum of £2, with no decals and moulded in what looks like brown chocolate. With the exception of the plastic, which was very brittle, but turned to melted chocolate if you even waved glue at it, this was a reasonable build. The split canopy, which I thought would be difficult to complete, only needed a little sanding to complete, although I did use quite a lot of Tippex as
    26 points
  5. Hi Britmodelers, here is one of my latest ship builds, the delightful WEM/Atlantic Models 1/350 HMS Starling built as HMS Mermaid. I was tempted to do HMS Peacock as my grandfather (Royal Horse Artillery) was sent from Malta to Palestine in 1948 on her for a mission, according to my family, to rescue Mountbatten's polo ponies! The nice colour scheme of HMS Mermaid won out though. The excellent book "Sloops, 1926-1946" by Arnold Hague provides an excellent resource for those interested in this elegant and extensive class of ships. Some modification to the basic kit, apart from the usual up
    24 points
  6. This was a shelf-mate of my Boeing 707 and like the 707, it's no longer part of my current collection. However, like the 707, I have it's replacement and all I need to duplicate the original with the addition of Brengun resin (former Attack Squadron) C-130E engines … something that wasn't available at the time. Subject: 436 (T) Sqn. CC-130E; s/n 130325 Kit; 1/72 Italeri C-130E/H Hercules Decals: AeroGraphics: generic low-viz CAF shee and the UN plaque from their UN Dakota sheet; stencilling from Flight Colour
    23 points
  7. Hi, Here is a selection of images from my latest completion. An Airfix 1/72 Bf109E starter kit from Lidl forms the bases for this model along with a Yahu YMA7216 instrument panel, Eduard SS582 steel seatbelts, Rob Taurus 72034 E-3 vac-form canopy and Print Scale's 72-021 decal set. The model is completed as a Bf109E-1 flown by 2/JGr 101 in 1939. Photos I found online labelled as being Red 10, suggest at sometime its wing mounted guns were upgraded to the E-3 spec of a MGFF in each wing. As the Airfix kit depicts this armament including the underwing blisters instead of the E-1's MG17 gun
    20 points
  8. Kit: AMK Kfir C7 Scale: 1/48 Paint: mostly Tamiya colors Extras: Eduard cockpit PE
    18 points
  9. Hi all This is my last finished model, an Albatros from Eduard in 1/48. Beautiful model, with a very good level of detail. But really hard to build, a test for our patience. It's my first 1/48 wwI model, and the first time I do wood textures... Cheers R.
    15 points
  10. Greetings Brits... I had to try a new Photo Hosting site (IMGUR)... Please let me know if this works... Here is my newly completed 1/48 Tamyia P-47 with Kits World decals for Miss Plainfield... Under the Cowl I noticed a 'D' in Black on the original photos of Miss Plainfield... So I went thru my scraps and found some Luftwaffe Letters that were right size and colors... Its Luftwaffe lettering font and not US font... Don't tell anyone! I didn't have US font letters that small! The Paint is Gunsie Mr Color in the OD and Neutral Grey... I really like how these colo
    15 points
  11. Spending some of my down time decluttering, I rediscovered some photographs of an Aircraft in Miniature (AIM) Avro Manchester I I built many years ago as a present for a former neighbour who had served as a Wireless Operator on Lancasters when he moved into sheltered housing. The kit has been finished as L7453 EA T whilst operated by 49 Squadron from RAF Scampton in June 1942, the aircraft was written off in March 1943 after the pilot was forced to make a wheels up landing after experiencing an engine fire on take off when it was being operated by No 1661 Conversion Unit at RAF Swi
    15 points
  12. Hi There, This was purchased in a well-known Edinburgh model shop over a year ago and Innis picked it, so while I was off work awaiting a Covid-19 test result I thought it was about time it was built. Innis decided it would be wheels up...Yeeeehah... and would be going on his roof in formation with the Lancaster. Painted with Colourcoats Night Bomber Black, Interior Grey Green and RAF Yellow. The underside "aerials" had to be replaced with brass tubing as the got very broken. A
    15 points
  13. Posting here to create a public record that I actually finished it. Hasegawa kit which I was going to build OOB as a Firebird example but the decals shattered. Got some alternative decals and now it is an ego Tonka (initials DH). Decals and kit are a rough approximation of a Tornado so I am relaxed about the overall standard. Looks OK in the dark recesses of my display case.
    15 points
  14. Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk Ib, HMS Eagle, 1942. Altough overshadowed by the Spitfire during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane accounted for 60% of total losses by the Luftwaffe during that time. Built by 3 other countries as well as Britain, nearly 14,500 were built and it served till the end of the war in all theatres. This Sea Hurricane was part of 801 sqn, FAA, aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle, part of a convoy which sailed to Malta with supplies. Of the 14 merchant ships that left the UK only 5 made it to Malta and more than 500 Merchant and Royal Navy sailors a
    14 points
  15. The completed Scooter. KP again must be thanked for the release of yet another beautiful civil plane. In this case the box offers the chance to build either a Scooter or its descendant the Swallow. Some parts have been provided to cater for each of them, but the wing and a couple more things need a little work to obtain a more accurate Scooter. These mods are well within the skills of an average modeler. It is indeed a colorful, jumpy little fella, much more gracious than its parent the Sopwith Camel. I went for a simple build -only correcting what I mentioned during the bu
    14 points
  16. A few pictures of my latest model, built as part of the Spitfire/Seafire group build. The kit was a bit of a disappointment in some areas, with chunky sprue gates and a lack of detail in the cockpit. However, the build itself was quite enjoyable and I'm happy with the finished aircraft: As ever, any comments, criticism or praise is welcome!
    13 points
  17. started this one 2 years ago but then gave up on it for a while due to a few errors but finally got round to finishing to something that i like even with its errors 1/48 Su27 Hobby Boss kit using Foxbot mask kit and decals for a Ukrainian Airforce jet PSX_20200513_150108 by Thomas Gotobed, on Flickr PSX_20200513_150126 by Thomas Gotobed, on Flickr PSX_20200513_150019 by Thomas Gotobed, on Flickr PSX_20200513_145859 by Thomas Gotobed, on Flickr PSX_20200513_150031 by Thomas Gotobed, on Flickr PSX_20200513_150159
    13 points
  18. I've got tired of Japanese airplanes in the same color schema (dark green/IJN grey) so decided to do something different. This is old kit from the 80s. Kit was ok, panel lines were lightly recessed - should've probably rescribe them but I didn't want to put much accent on it anyway. I thought it would look better in plain orange color. First time I've tried to use pre-shading on a model - I thought it would look nice with orange color. Also first time I painted anything orange. I used black color for pre-shading but probably would have needed to use grey - it took me 6-7 coats of orange
    13 points
  19. Are these okay Neil? Not too sure which panel you're on about, I'm thinking of the emergency exit in the cockpit above the pilot or the top of the wall behind the pilot. Anyway, I've included what I could find. Dan
    12 points
  20. Honestly, I can't say I've enjoyed this build. Something has gone awry every step of the way. Anyway, she's finished now, and I'm finally fairly happy with the result. Thanks for looking. Nick
    11 points
  21. I'm sorting out a lot of my digital photography ('tis a long process) and am currently editing shots from an organised aviation trip I undertook to Israel in 2008. We took in a number of open days, the IAF Museum, the Latrun armour museum and a base tour at Ramon. Here are a few from the line up on the first day, when we visited Tel Nof (and if the trip had ended there it would have been worth it). 102 McDonnell Douglas Ayit M by Martin Schofield, on Flickr 271 McDonnell Douglas F-15I Ra'am by Martin Schofield, on Flickr 401 Lockheed Martin F-16I Su
    11 points
  22. Here is My Spitfire PRXIX, it`s been sitting on my bench or thereabouts since last year, It`s probably got Eduard belts and a Pavla upgrade inside and out but it`s been so long I cant remember, oh and an SAC undercart, and four spoke wheels from an AZ box of bits, and a spinner and resin upgrade prop from a Mk14 along with the exhausts, I think I had issues with just about everything, the more I think about it, it wasn't a very enjoyable build, still it`s done now, and I can park it up and move on! ta for lookin` no G Granto
    11 points
  23. My latest build The Tamiya 1/72 Henschel HS 129 B2. This is a rebox of an Italeri Kit. This is also painted with Tamiya Acrylics, which I used for the first time on the main body. The result is not my best work, in any case here it is. I have done a full video build, which took longer than the kit to make so I hope you guys enjoy it.
    10 points
  24. It's been another long while since I have posted anything here - I guess I have too many home projects! A pair of 1/72 Airfix kits. Neither will see a competition table for sure! The T.F. X is the wrong grey - Ocean Grey (it should be Extra Dark Sea Grey) over Sky (Xatracrylx paints). The T.F. 10 has no crew! (long story but let's just say if you're building 2 at once - make sure the right belly pan goes on the right airplane!) It is EDSG over Sky (Gunze acrylic paints). Fit is pretty good on the kits, details are noce too. I can't judge the accuracy but I like them for sure
    9 points
  25. Here's another build from a couple of years ago. This is the Airfix Gr.9 kit in 1/72 scale painted with a brush using Humbrol enamels. The kit went together really well with no issues. This kit is built straight from the box using the kit decals supplied. I love a fully loaded Gr.9, really looks like in means business. Hope you enjoy.
    9 points
  26. Thanks to the organisers...it's been fun. Dean
    9 points
  27. Finally able to complete the second of my RAF Rescue helicopters after the superb RAFDec decals arrived. XJ409 was delivered to the RAF in 1959, serving in the rescue role as an early HAR2 before conversion to HAR10 standard in the mid-60s. The old Airfix kit dated from even earlier, with 1958 printed on the inside of the ancient Whirlwind HAS22 fuselage. I added a bit of detail in the cockpit and cut the side windows so they could be open, but that was about it. I just wish Airfix would make an HAR10!
    9 points
  28. Thanks Bill I'll have a look at the bubbles later. Thanks Keith. Hard work? I remember that… Thanks Ben Thanks Dennis The tree is gorgeous and a great reminder of nature's grandure… until I have to pick up the sheddings! The Spear & Jackson Razorsharp 24" Bowsaw was a great purchase and really lives up to its name. £16.50 was much cheaper than trying to find a tree surgeon and I had the bough chopped in minutes and we now have a bug house outside the back gate: Molly seems to like it. I must admit I was puffing
    9 points
  29. Following the advice of @72modeler, decals are placed from inside the cowl, the area later to be painted black, thus creating a little more realistic impression. The retractable steps are added:
    9 points
  30. This is quite a big aircraft actually, so I decided to also try incorporate a working wing fold mechanism. This is what I ended up with after a few prototypes. While at it, I also built hinges for the inboard flaps. Once the hinges and flaps were installed, along with a main spar and leading edge spar, the top surface of the wing was added. The top surface is also a 0.5 mm thick sheet, so the entire structure of the wing is effectively a thin walled structure. I made rudimentary intake ducts from a paper-thin plastic sheet. For th
    9 points
  31. The F-117N was a concept by the Skunk Works to sell a stealth fighter to the US Navy. The Navy however found the concept unsuitable. But when Reading Ben Rich’s autobiography, one has to wonder if it did not have more to do with the Pentagon Politics that resulted in Kelly Johnson's unwritten 15th law. I had this Revel F-117A lying around – the original release of the angled aircraft that was based on an interpretation of the first image released of the Stealth fighter. That kit is woefully inaccurate, basically being a bit “squashed” in the longitudinal direction and a few incorre
    8 points
  32. I would like to jump in to this GB with this old kit. I can't remember exactly when I built it but i would be about 12/13 which is when I became more interested in the hobby. Strangely although I built the odd fighter I was more interested in bombers, there just seemed to be more Varity of types to me at the time. I think this was the first i made, although I don't think I painted it at the time. Hopefully I will be useing these decals although I am tempted to try to use the original ones, which although having yellowed a bit are still in good condition, so we shall
    8 points
  33. Another for the IDF collection. A Nagmachon, an Achzarit, 3 Merkavas, Gal Batash 6B, Tiran 4, and a Magach 6B. Need more IDF subjects. A 1/16 scale Merkava 4 would be nice.
    8 points
  34. Furlough = Output! This year, my output is twice last year and we're only in May! Another three over the line with the two spits being built as part of the Spit GB and the hurricane tagged along as wingman! The Hurricane is the Airfix kit which is rather nice. Spit AB264 is the Airfix kit too, although more tricky to build but looks nice when complete. JK792 is the Hasegawa kit, nice 'n simple. Weathering was done using soft pastels and oils. Not much to see in the builds as they are quite simple kits so on with the finished articles... Firstly, Airfix Hurri
    8 points
  35. Hello, I just wanted to share with you some photos of our collection. My father decided to make some order in a couple of shelves. This is just the 21% of our collection so far. Cheers Santiago
    8 points
  36. Hi Guys, My F-16C Block 30 in the Blue Splinter camo scheme of the 18th Aggressor squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska.
    8 points
  37. Subject: 437 Sqn. Boeing 707 (officially known as a CC-137, but commonly referred to as simply a '707'); s/n 13704 - fitted with Beech IFR wing pods as it was one of two 707's in the fleet so fitted (s/n 13703 being the other one). Kit: 1/72 Heller Boeing 707-300B Aftermarket: Leading Edge CC-137 decals covering all five 707's that comprised the Canadian Forces fleet along with two resin Beech IFR pods, (long OOP, unfortunately) plus True Details KC-135 resin wheels (the
    8 points
  38. All finished now. This was a fairly easy build and I think the end result looks ok, the resin parts were a pleasure to use. The kit undercarriage parts fitted perfectly into their allotted positions and the Alleycat supplied clear parts fitted perfectly as well. The only kit clear part used was main sliding canopy. Krystal Klear was used for the light underneath although a part is supplied. As usual Vallejo ModelAir straight out of the bottle Airbrushed. The 'Klear' polish decal apllying technique was used except for the tiny serial number, these just floated away! Vallejo Matt Varni
    8 points
  39. Cheers Gent's for the kind comments and likes really appreciated. So todays update all the main guns blinged up and while on a roll got the two torpedo launchers done as well one has the armoured cover fitted and the other is just open to the elements. To fit the end covers I left some of the kit part as a joint area the PE instructions would have you take them right back to the edge which does not give you much to get a hold onto. And my order from Name It arrived with the new Name plate and the next ones in line
    8 points
  40. Cheers folks...and it's finished. I'll stick some photos in the gallery in a minute, but here's the studio shots, followed by some photos in a more appropriate setting... Thanks for letting me join in...it's been fun. Now, what's next..? Dean
    8 points
  41. And we strongly support that view, even in court if need be Ciao
    8 points
  42. Revell 1/72 chinook HC.3 ,A quick lockdown build ,i used a bit of spare pe grill for the engine cones, and some spare raf centenery decals, the slimmer sponsons were cut out and the bigger ones glued in and some blade antennae, and other bits and bobs were cobbled together, everything else was oob
    8 points
  43. I flapperized the old gal when she wasn't looking: Hopefully I've got this right, as there is not much information in the instructions on how to mount these. I found some information on-line that stated the angle of the flap, relative to the top of the wing, was only 29 degrees at full deployment. So they don't hang down too much. I only have a couple of photos that show the flaps lowered, and there seems to be some "daylight" visible between the wing and the flaps. In any event, it looks cool. If I've screwed this up, please tell me now!! Getting dangero
    8 points
  44. Inspired by @canberraman @Alpha Delta 210 and @F-32 who have all posted old airshow photos recently (Have we stated a trend...?), here are some photos from the Royal International Air Tattoo 1983, at Greenham Common. I was a rather green and callow 18, nearly 19, at the time, with my first proper cameras, a Praktica and I believe I had bought my first Canon OM-10 at that time. I bought membership in the FRIAT enclosure, and although I was clearly there all weekend, I have no idea how I got there, where I camped or who I was there with! Lots of security, and barbed wire - this was
    7 points
  45. Hi all, some pics of my latest KH Model. The F-86K in 1:32 with markings of JG 74 the only unit of the German Air Force equipped with this nice interceptor. There are some issues like the missing air intakes both sides of the fuselage and with the placing of the decals, but nevertheless all in all it is a good kit. Used some Eduard PE and RBF. The intake-cover is selfe made.
    7 points
  46. This is the Revell F-14D Super Tomcat 1/72 kit. I've been waiting to do an F-14 since I got back into modelling a few years ago. The last one I built was the Airfix one in the late 1970's, I remember it was white plastic and was one of the first models I actually painted with the intentions of it being a model for displaying rather than a toy. This kit had a lot to live up to as it was competing with fond childhood memories of a kit that by todays standards, would probably not be nearly as good as I remember it being. Revell have nothing to worry about as far as the bui
    7 points
  47. I've added the last few details to this today and given everything a couple of coats of clear matt. I should get things wrapped up once I have detailed the lights tomorrow. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
    7 points
  48. Got to have a Canadian something and this is Hobby Boss's latest Leopard.
    7 points
  49. My first attempt for about 10 years after a few weeks of lock down. Om reflection it was a bit ambitious but i decided i wouldn't buy anything just use some kits in the back of the wardrobe so the choice was not huge. It will also be a bit diverse as i have a 1:9 Harley for Italeri in my sights now
    7 points
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