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  1. Hi All, Here is my effort at Airfix' excellent Wellington GR MkVIII. Here is the WIP if anybody is interested: The kit was built OOB with only Eduard masks for the glazing (a must for this build!). The aircraft was modelled as HX379 of 172 Sqn, based at RAF Chivenor in 1942. Here's a shot of the actual aircraft: It's far from my best build but I'm not unhappy with the final outcome. I'd highly recommend the kit and to my eyes this is a lovely scheme for the Wimpy! Here's a f
    36 points
  2. I will soon be retiring and moving to Wisconsin, where I went to University many years ago. I thus thought it appropriate to build an aircraft with some DairyLand heritage -- I chose the Lockheed Model 10 Electra of Wisconsin Central Airlines circa 1948: The worklog for this project can be found here: I began with the old, short run kit by Special Hobby, and made numerous changes & corrections. Some of the most significant are: Vacuformed a new canopy (the one in the kit had yellowed with age) Replaced the horizontal and v
    29 points
  3. Here's my Tasman (ex-Heller) 1/72 Dragon Rapide, just finished in the A Kit You Built As A Kid group build. I've used Arctic Decals' Railway Air Services decals and the SBS PE rigging set. The decals were excellent and the set included masks and self-adhesive chrome window frames - these went on nicely but the ones on the curved windscreen needed a bit of help from some canopy glue. The PE rigging set was a huge time saver and resulted in much better rigging than I could have achieved without it! Build thread is here. thanks for looking Julian
    27 points
  4. I always wanted to build this Mig-21 F-13 as it was the very first Mig-21 we got, It first arrived in 1963 and the one am building arrived in 1964. The BC824, is a rare aircraft as only a few were bought and only one or two survived. I decided to build the aircraft using the Revell kit, but getting it was a huge problem due to covid lockdown and postal service not working. At first the vendor was not sending to the place I was residing, so I asked a friend to get the kit for me and send it to me when the thing improved a little bit. He was kindly enough to do it for me and I am very thankful t
    22 points
  5. Hello Gentlemen, Haven't been completing anything in a while, here's the 1/48 HobbyBoss F3H-2 Demon, of VF-31 Squadron "Tomcatters". A very impressive kit, quite an easy build providing you correct the few version mixes by Hobby Boss. Corrected : F3H-2 has the short beaver tail type, while the kit provide the long one. Weapons stations1 and 8 are moved closer to the wingfold hinge line Kit is providing Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles, but only Sparrow rails. If using sidewinder, rail is to be changed Other : dash is to be trimmed so the front windshield c
    21 points
  6. 1/32 Tamiyia F4 Phantom VF-33 TARSIERS The main build was OTB, apart from the ordnance which is Eduard, the pilots are resin figures and the yellow shirt is from Reedoak. Many of you will know my preferred paint is MRP , just because it drys really quickly, and allows a lot more applications of weathering than other paints. The decals are from MILSPEC, which I have to say were very nice to work with. And on this occasion the base was built by my good friend Mario Catania, he’s very good , you should go over to his face book page and see what he’s doing. Established i
    21 points
  7. The new 1/72 Airfix Gladiator is a real sweetheart of a kit. No flash and any mold seams are slight and easily dealt with. Fit is as with all new Airfix kits, precise to the point that you need to be very careful during clean up not to remove too much anywhere before checking. I did mine OOTB with the exception of using the S.B.S. rigging wire set. (#72046). It gives you a complete set of rigging all pre-made to the correct lengths. You do, however, need to pre-drill holes to receive the wires, so advanced planning is necessary. As they are made in a silver metal, I painted mine a darker meta
    21 points
  8. Hiya Folks, I was so pleased to hear that Valom were releasing the Vickers Valetta as a 1/72nd scale kit and as soon as it was released I bought `a few'! The kit is lovely and I can very highly recommend it, although the instructions can be a bit obscure in places and photos of the real aircraft are a real bonus. The decal sheet is quite limited too as the roundels are the wrong size and there are no wing walk stripes, which were prominent on the real aircraft....... hopefully a decal manufacturer who specialises in post war RAF decals might help fill a void,...I have dro
    19 points
  9. Hi fellow modellers, I just finished my third build after coming back to the hobby after an absence of more than 10 years. It also counts as a Covid build since we were in quarantine for a long time… I had to pause the build when we got infected with Covid in april, Its what they call mild infection but we were pretty sick.. my wife is a nurse and she got it at work. Three weeks ago I got to go back to hospital because I got memory problems and its a good chance that it was Covid related… took me out again for some time… modelling is what kept me going in between sick p
    19 points
  10. Finished, just in time - Re.2000 from Special Hobby has just arrived, there will be another Italian in the collection. Re.2005 from Special Hobby will wait its turn. As for Re.2005 from Sword, I can recommend the model to every fan of Italian aviation. Nicely detailed (e.g. resin exhausts make a great impression), but without a deterrent exaggeration, fit is OK, and despite the fact that some details are vague (the barrel outlets in the top engine cover are probably the worst), I rate the model as a strong 4 on the five-point scale. I did not add much from myself, some tube in the c
    19 points
  11. This is the 1/48 Revell British Legends kit (reboxed Hasegawa). This is my first Revell/Hasegawa Phantom in 1/48 scale. Not my best work but not my worst. I did enjoy building it. Coming off building Tamiya F-16's and F-14's I knew I was in for a challenge so I did alot of dry fitting, sanding and filling etc. Overall, I believe it helped me in certain skills. I still can't believe that this mold is at least 30 years old or more and no other company has a molded FGR.2 in 1/48 scale since the RAF and Royal Navy had so many cool markings and options. I am now a Phantom fan and will be build
    18 points
  12. Hi all, I am finally able to get the second member of the Sarcife trio rolled out and RFI for your delectation . It follows my earlier AD-4N, The link being the French pilot, Jacques Borne. Jacques had 663 hours on the Magister. The Groupment Aerient Presidentiel de Gabon (GAP) received four of these machines, while the Gabon Air Force is reported to have also received three (to be confirmed). While their role was formally to protect the head of state in practical terms it was ceremonial to a very great extent. These aircraft came from Austrian stock and, follo
    16 points
  13. Hi folks, this is the Dora Wings kit built with couple of mods for the upcoming Airframe Detail No.9. Not an easy one, but definitely looks the 'Lizzie" every inch. Painted with Gunze H and AK Real Colors, markings from the kit - V9287 from 161.sq (SD), Tempsford. Cheers Libor
    15 points
  14. Hi all, my latest offering to the modelling gods! A bit of a struggle all round, not helped by the many trials and tribulations thrown up by Real Life during 2020... Anyway that aside, for the most part it was a fun build - the headaches were, as is my habit, almost entirely self-created. The WIP thread, for anyone interested, can be found here. Aircraft of this type were the mainstay of the RFC training units in Canada during WW1. The markings depict an aircraft of 'C' Flight, 88 Canadian Training Squadron, 44 Wing based at Armour Heights Field, Toronto, during 1917/18
    14 points
  15. Evening all, Here is my finished F-22 Raptor in 1/48 from Hasegawa. This was my first experience with Hasegawa and I am very impressed! That said, I did add a few details, mostly to the cockpit - all of this is in my WIP thread: Here is the finished build: Some detail photos of the cockpit: Thanks for looking!
    13 points
  16. Having built an amount of axis tanks and aircraft over the past years I thought it time to try my hand at an allied aeroplane for fear of favouritism . This is the 1/48 Eduard Profi kit of a Mk.VIII Spitfire and my first attempt at one of their kits and I have to say they are top quality with crisp detailing and almost perfect fit of parts along with many decal options, not to mention the photo etch parts. Suffice to say this won’t be the last Eduard kit I’ll be building! Anyway, this is built out of the box using Ultimate Primer, Tamiya paints, Humbrol lacquers, oil paint wash and weathering
    13 points
  17. Hello mates, here my Mersu Mercedes by eduard built recently with changed (very nice) figures from CMK (they were german from Siebel accessories), now finnish with selfmade caps and finer details. Before research i didnt knew how dirty the finnish Gustavs were in the 1950ies! Only flying full throttle, no cleaning anymore! Fun only for the Finns! Cheers, Tom
    13 points
  18. Hello, this is a Cessna T-37 converted from the Trumpeter A-37. It belongs to the 89th Flying Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB. Decals were self made...
    12 points
  19. Thanks Keith Tilly is very cute and takes advantage of it frequently. No relation to Mols though… they're both 'working cockers' on their pedigree certificate but Mols is at least three times bigger: Thanks Johnny Well, you were warned! The problem with having three on the go is that, when you've masked one: …especially where the 'tape for curves' keeps lifting, even after stretching: …looking at the other TWO drains the mojo Backgammon this morning. I may forc
    11 points
  20. Hi guys, While working on my North Africa themed subjects (currently working on Hobby Boss DAK Panzer IA, WIP soon to come), I did a little detour with this subject. It was a quick-build, straight from the box. I am no expert for French tanks and I decided to keep research to minimum as well. So I am sure there are many inaccuracies. The only change I did compared to the official Tamiya instructions is color scheme. Even though there were all kind of camouflage combinations used on this subject, light green proposed by the instructions was not very convincing to me, as it didn't ma
    9 points
  21. Weasels of the 128th Tac Fighter Squadron, 106th Tac Fighter Wing, Georgia Air National Guard out of Dobbins AFB at the Red Flag 81-1 exercise, Nellis AFB, November 1980. 62-4423 62-4444 63-8304 63-8313 63-8328 Thanks for looking, Sven
    9 points
  22. Evening Ladies and Gents, I have a story to share. Behold this marvel of Soviet engineering, the MiG-15. I’ve been told that a couple of them have been built over the years. This one is mine, and, well, the build was... an experience (i.e. horribly cursed). So it all started when I tried to assemble the fuselage. The halves wouldn’t fit and I had to do много sanding. Then when cementing the wings, I realized that I had done the wrong variant. The seat kept falling out of the cockpit, and I forgot to glue the ballast, resulting in it all leaking out. I planned to use mas
    9 points
  23. Hello fellow modellers, In my introduction round as a newbie here on Britmodeller.com, I have already shown two photos of my latest built model, a RAF F-4 Phantom FGR Mk.2 from the former RAF airbase Wildenrath Germany, 92 squadron.. Below the entire series of this beautiful kit from Revell which is actually a rebox of the Hasegawa kit. I used some extra's to build this kit, from Eduard the resin seats, cockpit PE and the AIM-9D Sidewinders. The resin FOD covers are from AMS. For the decals I used a set from Xtradecal. I hope you'll enjoy the pics...! Cheers, Jos
    8 points
  24. Hi All. I'm a bit late to this party! I was going through my stash last night and found this hiding at the back of a cupboard: I remember building this as a kid and it turned out into a semi-decent model - certainly by my standards back then! I then remembered this GB was running, and thought it really should be built again... My plan is to build OOB, but to a higher standard than when I last made it. No improvements to the basic kit - I know it is inaccurate but I want this to be a nostalgic build rather than an accurate one. Here's a shot of t
    8 points
  25. Sea base, yes; personally I far prefer ship models in their element, which is also why I have built her waterline (the kit does provide the lower hull if you want it). Likely to a fairly simple one where the sea is relatively calm - I’m already committed to a ‘roughers’ one for Ark. Also a few figures, but not many - and definitely no 1/350 Crisp; you’ll have to assume that I am chained to the chart table at the back of the bridge, as I invariably was when at sea in Dido. After all, at the time I was a 19-year-old Midshipman whose ability to distinguish posterior from elbow was i
    8 points
  26. Jamie, So true, so true. Having spent time in the Service myself and, later in the Australian Defence Department, you do need to understand the stores system and nomenclature if you want to get the correct item. Names and descriptions are often given incorrectly in other documents, basically due to human error or just plain laziness in finding out the correct description. There were four types of Sky paint available during the war years, 1. A nitro-cellulose dope. (for fabric). 2. The original matt cellulose paint. 3. A matt pigmented synthetic re
    8 points
  27. Update #2 - Construction continues I’ve been slowly working on this Hurricane kit and have just cemented the fuselage to the wing and cockpit assembly. I can’t quite work out what’s wrong with my kit, however I’ve had a tricky time just getting to this stage. For some reason the lower wing seemed warped and did not want to sit nicely within the lower fuselage opening, so I’ve had to apply CA to the front section and tightly clamp this in place until the glue set. Then I repeated this action to the rear of the main wing and now hope it all remains firmly in place. To be ho
    8 points
  28. Yep - they said "Just stick it on my bill." Ok
    8 points
  29. B-52s are festooned with various lumps and bumps covering a wide array of sensors and jammers etc., but these are not covered by Sanger so it's a case of making your own. So when it's a rainy afternoon, it's time to get out the BUFF and Milliput... Untitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr First off, the rear fuselage has this (what I presume is) chaff dispenser that later model Hs don't have: Untitled by Thomas Probert, on Flickr This was swiftly removed with a razor saw to make way for a new fairing to be made: Untitled by Thomas Prober
    8 points
  30. DH 106 Comet C4 Amodel 1/144 I bought the Amodel Comet 4C intending it to be a simple build to add to my theme of 1960's - 70's RAF aircraft in 1/144 scale. How hard could it be? After all there are just 2 fuselage halves, a 3 piece wing, a fin, a single piece tailplane, and the undercarriage. And then I read this thread going on in the civil section. Suddenly it wasn't so simple. Many thanks to Tommo and Skippiebg who added much useful information. It turned out that the kit is undersized in both fuselage length and wingspan. Anyway, I persevered and
    7 points
  31. Hello modellers. Thunderbolt and Lightnings Another 1/48 diorama completing the trio (excluding the figures). This one is featuring a P47D of 78th FG, Bofors gun and another 'follow me Jeep'. Just because you can never have enough black and white checkers. The two other diorama feature P38s of 20th FG. The runways edges are supposed to link up to create a bigger scene.
    7 points
  32. Playing with the printer again today, this lot took 30 minutes to print as a single group. The key thing I needed was the 2pdr mount seat, but as its sort of free to do the others , I threw in some lifebuoys and those small rice seed like objects are bottle screws to take 0.5 mm wire for the mast stays. Also in this set are some 2pdr ammo in a 42 round block (hard to see, out of focus a bit. Both 2 pdrs have a 42 round magazine feeding 3 14 round belts. I need to work out how to mount the magazine on the guns so thought I [rint the ammo to try. Once I'm happy, I'll add the magazine to thi
    7 points
  33. Hiya Folks, Whilst copying photos to Photobucket I thought you might like to see some of my cellar........showing where I keep the rest of my built up models! Everything is 1/72nd scale....see how many aircraft types you can spot! I`m just having a change around and the same shelves should be bulging with naval types soon! Cheers Tony O EDIT,.... As well as adding new pics above to replace the Photobucket ones,..... hee are some pics of my cabinet too,.....it has since filled to bursting point! Cheers again.
    7 points
  34. I've painted up the interior, and got the ip on , I'm not too handy with the brush work , but I've still cut out the pilots door , now I'll have to paint the frame interior, and sort out any other bits I'm having inside, Cheers all The ip decal folded up on me and i lost it, so i filled in the instrument holes with white glue
    7 points
  35. Decals arrived late last week (three weeks from Finland), so this weekend I was able to finish up my Electra project. Here are a couple of pics at the finish line: More photos in the RFI section, here: Thanks to everyone who followed my work and contributed suggestions and comments! Special thanks to Colin for the excellent drawings, Moa for research, and Mika at Arctic Decals ( www.arcticdecals.com ) for providing the custom markings I needed.
    7 points
  36. Here's my Heller 1/72 Dragon Rapide:
    7 points
  37. This was a fun one...WiP is here --Many thanks! John M.
    7 points
  38. My poor worn out Nugget Buster South Pacific style.1/48 Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage Eduard P/E set and a few minor modifications
    7 points
  39. Do you know what makes me cross? The little green man at the traffic lights.
    7 points
  40. Sorry, they are phone snaps, which is awfully lazy of me. In my defense its unusual for me not to get distracted from the actual task in hand, like spending more time photographing a model instead of knuckling down and building it! I really enjoyed getting stuck into putting some colour on the Blenheim today. (Helped by having the house to myself for most of the day!) And the masking took a fair bit of concentration. Gordon, I am with you on this one. I don't think it is technically correct for this particular finish, but it does look good. You can see I used paper masks
    7 points
  41. The location for the main supporting beam for the wing structure is measured and drilled, then the tube is inserted through the fuselage at floor level. Locations of the vertical supporting members are drilled in the lower surface of the wing, where the spar is. The vertical mast positions closer to the tips were drilled through. A vertical member brass tube is inserted as a dry run, it's standing snugly by itself: I thought that I would use the Albion Connecto P.E. set for this build, but then decided not to in this particular case, as it would make life unnecessarily difficult. But it
    7 points
  42. Probably a red herring to point out capitalisation, but as with most armed forces, if you actually want to obtain a can of paint you need to requisition it using its correct name and stores number in order to get the right colour in the right formulation in the right size of can. Everything worked by stores or catalogue numbers in the normal logistical supply chain, precisely because one often ended up with amusing stories for the grandchildren if requesting something without knowing the proper catalogue number - e.g. Lt Cdr Peter Scott requesting 2000 maps of Iceland when the Roya
    7 points
  43. My recent and other current builds all seem to have been (or still are!) a bit finicky, and I'm hankering after something nice and straightforward. Hence I'm going to start my Tamiya Bf 109 E-3; I've got the Xtradecal Luftwaffe Battle of Britain sheet on its way, and I'll be building one of the yellow-nosed schemes from that sheet.
    6 points
  44. A man is on a long walking holiday and, after taking the wrong turn, chances upon a monastery as the sun is setting. He knocks on the door and asks if he might stay the night. "Of course," says the brother. "You must be hungry. I'll take you to the refectory." When they arrive there a number of the brothers are preparing the evening meal. One of them is cutting potatoes into chips and putting them in a pan over the hob. The man starts laughing. "You must be the friar." he chortles. The brother looks at him as if he's never heard that one a hundred times befo
    6 points
  45. Gave everything a shot of primer today. A couple of seams need a bit of extra work, but generally quite pleased. Thanks for looking. AW
    6 points
  46. I added most of the decals to my little Wessex today, they settled down well but are out of register and the roundels don't appear to fit too well under the windows, and seem to sit a bit low to me. I am not sure if the windows should sit higher up than they do. I have discovered that there are detail sets available for Mark 1's Wessex kits, so I think that I will have another go at one of these at some point in the future, adding some of those details to the build, that will give me the chance to check the window positions making any adjustments, if required. by John L, on F
    6 points
  47. More unexciting windows in progress, don't call me Safe Style and I will avoid too many pictures of the process (nor Anglian neither OK?) Other stuff also got done This Is on a self explanatory page getting me eventually to here. And Trim and tidy up when the Green has set. Tomorrow. Ciao.
    6 points
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