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  1. Good evening, This has to be my best completed kit to date. Italeri's 1/72 Short Stirling Mk.1, purchased for 30£ a few years back from a hardware store in Cornwall. A kit I've wanted to completed for some time but slightly deterred by it's complex appearance in the box. Finished out of the box, using Tamiya Acylic paints, I have tried to replicate the build as best as possible using the limited information available on this aircraft type and in an appearance that represents a well worn and used example. An extra few coats of Halfords Primer were applied in
    33 points
  2. I’ve been a big fan of this unique aircraft for decades. So you can easily imagine my enthusiasm when Tarangus released their new 1/48 scale kit roughly a year ago. Finnish Air Force purchased two second hand examples in 1959 from a Swedish company called Svensk Flygtjänst AB. It was a private company that provided target towing services for Swedish armed forces. During the post war years FINAF used few war-weary Bristol Blenheims and Fokker C.X.s for target towing. Imagine yourself in the cockpit of a Folland Gnat F.1 fighter in a shallow dive and ready to shoot the t
    29 points
  3. Good evening, Here this time with a duo. Built out of the box with the addition of aerials from mig rigging and decals from xtradecals. Painted with xtracrylics dark earth and the rest in Tamiya. I also added some wing tip lights to the Hurricane with a bit of clear sprue. The stands are from some diecast planes my dad picked up for me some years ago and thought I'd put something a bit fresh on them. I would like to hear if anyone has any ideas on how to eliminate the sandpaper look where the wing roots are as I seem to get this all the time I spray. Her
    26 points
  4. Here's a recent Blitzbuild dropout that I managed to finish within the week (a Drizzlebuild?). The decals for this were "interesting", but we got there in the end. Build thread is here. Anyway, pics: There is an ICM kit out there, which is apparently much better, but it wasn't in my stash! Thanks for looking, Adrian
    25 points
  5. Hi everyone, this is my second lock down build (interrupted by a house move) and depicts the pilot of Hurricane Mk.1 P3707 of 310 Czech Squadron based at RAF Duxford in 1940 returning home to his faithful hound. The kit is the 1/72 Airfix Mk.1 Hurricane painted with Tamiya XF-81 dark green and XF-52 dark earth with Tamiya sky used on the underside. The model has some Airwaves additions such as the seat belts, rear view mirror, boarding stirup and canopy handles. I made a mess of painting the kit canopy so invested in some masks from Peewit and a couple of replacement units from Squ
    23 points
  6. Kit - Tamiya Paint - All acrylics Decals - Star 35-876 Extras - JR turned aluminium barrel, Tamiya kit-specific 'Detail-up' etch set. PzKpfw V Panther Ausf D Pz.Abt 52, Late Summer 1943. Wanted this kit since it was first announced - my favourite German WWII vehicle by a country mile. Kit build is 'typically Tamiya' the usual perfect fit and engineering, did struggle with the kit supplied rubb
    17 points
  7. Here is the third of a trio of Sweet 1:144 "BoB Aces" Hawker Hurricane Mk.Is built back in 2009. It represents P2798/LK-A, flown by Flt Lt Ian R. Gleed, "A" Flight Commander, No. 87 Sqn, RAF, Exeter, September 1940. The kit was fully painted with brush except for the final matt varnish which was airbrushed. Thanks for looking Miguel
    14 points
  8. Hi everyone, first time poster here. This is my 1:35 Super Sherman from Tamiya. Done with Testors olive drab, weathered with an acrylic wash and Tamiya pigments.
    14 points
  9. Good evening from castle Spadgent. 🌩 hope you are all ready for the weekend. I attempted to glue some bit together on this little wonder. There Aren’t many fixing points on this one so it’s a bit of guess work that’s needed. @CedB I see what you mean about the fit. initially I popped the main shaft on like this. But trying to fit that assembly in place was a non starter so I popped it off and went about trying to get the top section inside the main tail structure. This seemed to be the only way. I squeezed one but in and added some TET then lightly sanded the bits th
    14 points
  10. Some mojo this morning so I eased myself back into some transfer application: All six of them. It's a start! Thanks Bill and Troy for the discussions on hurricanes - always pleased to see knowledge being shared; and absorbed. Simon ( @Beard ) thanks for the offer of the transfers. But I have a plan (of sorts) that I've been pondering. hendie I'm back, if only for a short spurt (careful!) Adrian I have an aversion to painting at the moment so I'm desperately trying to find an excuse to keep the scheme. A plan may
    12 points
  11. Westland Whirlwind Mk.1 - 263 Squadron RAF - 1941 Classic Airframes model with EduardPE (for Trumpeter), some scratch in whellbays, cockpit, full riveting. Invite...
    11 points
  12. Here is my latest. Eduard`s old version of the 1/48 Fw190 with engine and gunbays. I additionally used their PE set 48556 for the engine and especially for the open cowling. As it turned out a lot of effort on the engine is wasted because nearly all of it is invisible. But I still prefer their old 190 to the new one. Fit of the parts including the engine is great, very little filler is required. I will keep one more of these in the stash, also the PE set 48556. This will not be the last 190 with its engine exposed. All comments welcome! Volker
    11 points
  13. Undercarriage done: All done:
    11 points
  14. I was asked to build this by Airfix Model World for this Octobers issue. A subject I wouldn't have chosen, but one I came to love and enjoy researching and building with the challenge of fixing a prototype plug and play system by Magic Scale Modelling. I'm happy with how it went and I hope you enjoy looking at it too. I won't spoil the article about the build... suffice to say it was very interesting to put together! Bravo to ICM for a cracking kit and Magic Scale Modelling for thier technology.
    10 points
  15. Lunchtime, though you wouldn't know it from the unvarying light levels outside. Supposed to be hedge-trimming but each time I stick my head out the back door, it starts to spit tiny bits of the Atlantic onto your head. Oh well, better stay inside for a bit longer and post this instead.... Mailbag first: I must admit that with professional retirement still over a decade away, the vast wealth that comes from running a small model company becomes an ever more desirable way to escape the rat-race Benedikt. I worry though that the cosmopolitan glamour of it all would chang
    10 points
  16. Slightly better pictures in RFI... Thanks for looking in, Adrian
    10 points
  17. Hi Folks, This is the Trumpeter Fairey Firefly MkI, of 1770 Sqn, HMS Indefatigable, August 1945. I’ll give a rough rundown and provide some more thoughts below the photos. Airbrushed with Colourcoats it has resin wheel wells, wheels, radiator, prop and spinner and seat. Rockets and the fixings are from the Special Hobby Kit as are the decals. This represents the aircraft flown by Sub-Lt Maclaren and his observer W. Richard who carried out strikes over Honshu, in August 1945. On one particular flight they had a dust up with some flak causing large damage to the a
    9 points
  18. Soko G2 GALEB 1/72 by AIR CAST & LIFT HERE - Resin SFR Yugoslavia , late 1980's, AF Academy. Stay Safe
    9 points
  19. As promised a few minutes ago and to pacify a certain Member for Australia, here is what I have been up to today. I decided that, as this is an aircraft we are building, it ought to have some wings of some sort. I looked in the box and, lo and behold there were some wingy looking parts in it. I began by cementing the parts for the wheel bays in place. Interestingly enough, these parts were quite well detailed and although we will be adding a lot more detail to them, all they needed for now was for a few lightening holes to be drilled in them before they could be glued into the lowe
    9 points
  20. MIG 21 BIS - 1/48 Eduard - SFR Yugoslavia AF , 1980's , Željava/Bihać underground air base. Lift Here and custom laser printed decals. Stay safe.
    9 points
  21. As threatened...when Dennis excellently proposed his ANZAC GB a while back...here is a sort of 'appetizer,' Glencoe's (ex-Hawk) 1/96 Vickers Viscount 720, in what has to be my all-time-favorite airline livery, the famous 'Flying Roo' of Trans Australia Airlines (TAA). TAA was the first non-European operator of the Viscount, introducing the revolutionary turbo-prop design into service -- to wide acclaim -- in 1954. 'My' aircraft, which was acquired new by the airline in 1955, is shown as in 1967...newly repainted after being returned to the line following a long-term lease to 'rival' airline An
    8 points
  22. Although tanks and crawler armored vehicles can move well on any terrain, but on civil roads, the tracks of tanks can cause major road damage. In addition, letting the tank move on its own over long distances causes unnecessary fuel consumption. And of course, with tanks that cannot move on their own due to malfunction, a means of transport is necessary. Therefore, using a tank tank is the best solution. Maz 537 was built in the 1960s by the truck company MAZ, is the oldest tanker still operating widely in the world. Although built for a long time, it is still capable of transporting modern
    8 points
  23. More struttery, using brass stock slotted into deep recesses in the hollow top wing and resting in shallower slots in the solid lower wing, secured with small amounts of CA gel. First one side: ...and then the other: The joints will need a bit of a cleanup and I'll probably use dots of Formula 560 to fill the gaps where the slots are very slightly larger than the strut. For now, though, I don't mind admitting that I'm quietly chuffed with how this is looking! Jon
    8 points
  24. This is one of many aircraft developed during WW II that if the war had lasted longer may have gone onto glory, but as it was flew into obscurity. The F2G was a Corsair powered by an R-4360 engine replacing the R-2800 and with a bubble canopy. The R-4360 gave it a phenomenal rate of climb making it an ideal interceptor. Hundreds were ordered but only 10 were built. This was not a good kit and is a case of the good, the bad and the ugly. The good: It came with a very nice resin interior that fit perfect;y The decals were great and a pleasure to work with
    8 points
  25. Well, some plastic worrying has been taking place. Indeed, in just under seven weeks, not only have we covered much of the model in white styrene but had lengthy debates on such weighty matters as sheep rustling/worrying, how many Australians became Australians, the genealogy of many Britmodellers and the recipe for Baldrick's punch. Good value for such a short time methinks. Polymath of Mars
    8 points
  26. The slot in the cabin floor is just a device to clear the tongue of the stand atavism: If you are not using it (does anyone ever?) you may fill it and restore the surface:
    8 points
  27. Hi All, Here's the ancient Tamiya kit which is pretty cheap but as is often the case it's not that cheap when you've had to add gun barrels and PE Kit which i did. It probably also needs resin wheels and aftermarket tracks but then its not a cheap kit anymore... The ammo trailer was good value though with 2 in the kit for about £10. Everybody builds this with the sides down so i thought I'd show it in transit rather than fighting. Easy to build with a couple of screws and metal axles to add to the fun. Usual C&C welcome Chee
    7 points
  28. The only way to pull off a lockdown afternoon 'quickie' with their 8-year-old son in the flat was to send him out on the balcony with a Mars Bar and tell him to report on all the street activities. He began his commentary as his parents put their plan into operation: 'There's a car being towed from the car park,' he shouted. 'An ambulance just drove by!' 'Looks like the Andersons have company,' he called out. 'Matt's out on his bike and his mum is telling him off' 'Looks as if the Sanders are going into full isolation!' 'Jason has had his skate board taken of
    7 points
  29. Don't come just yet, guys. Our borders are closed and we haven't had a case for over 100 days. We are living in a bubble of normality here. When you do come the museum kettle is always on!
    7 points
  30. A recent completion is Sava-M Models' 1/72nd scale Gulfstream 500 "J-Star" which is used by the USAF as a surveillance platform. Quite a nice kit, built straight from the box. Xtracolor enamels used throughout. Regards, Rob
    7 points
  31. Good evening guys, new summer, different work place, a bit difficult times with this new virus. Well i try to overcome with my favourite hobby with new subject, this time a jet one from the cold era, the very good revell 1/48th scale F-86D. First of all ihave to thank a member here in the forums, Duncan a.k.a. ''Sabrejet''. for his valueable help, explaning details, providing info and clarifiying things regarding this beautiful aircraft and my build specifically. I was going to build this model OOB in order to test an approach to Bare Metal Finish, but...... Here is
    6 points
  32. Hi mates, Let's see, this year I've built one resin model and I'm soon to finish another. So why not grab a third resin kit from the stash and stick to my theme? After all, 2020 is a goofy year no matter how you slice it, so I might as well swear off injection moulded styrene - resin rules! And maybe, just maybe, all that resin dust will nuke the bioaerosols floating around from that coronavirus thing. So here is what I found lurking in one of my cabinets: the S.B.S Model kit of the de Havilland DH.88 Comet in glorious teeny tiny scale (1:72). I don't know much about th
    6 points
  33. Apparently not a lot.... Good tip. I've used the the AK rust effect colors throughout. The Tamiya bud proved useful on the light rust staining. Like minds..... I've increased the small stains along the hull and used further colours on the existing stains. Anchors added to give context to bow area staining. Oil tide mark (collected in port) added to the waterline. For those not of a nautical disposition the patches of red in the peeled areas is red lead a popular primer, not rust. Looking at this the rust pat
    6 points
  34. i think this is where I stop for now. The cement holding the wings and stabs needs to set nice and hard before I tackle filling and sanding. I remembered the fin aerial pole, which is a bit of 0.5mm brass wire which just needs trimming to length once the glue has set. It probably makes sense to now turn my attention to the Fulmar.
    6 points
  35. Hi friends, before finish the paint on the T29, i prefere to finish the figs
    6 points
  36. That's a truth well told !! I woncer if @general melchett 's ancestors, or even himself have'nt discovered the way to travel in time... As I find this... Easy to become a Dux Bellorum with such tools... Poor orange moving hedges... CC
    6 points
  37. That is in fact progress for a Martian thread Steve.
    6 points
  38. I'm concerned that this thread may be unable to progress. It appears few of the participants have both oars in the water
    6 points
  39. The cockpit was given seat belts and an additional small panel on the console with three instruments seen in photos, most likely engine instruments. Work on the nacelles continues as more detail is added following photos. The white channels are the shrouds the exhausts need for this variant, made of course of split thinned tube. There were sets of louvers at the back that will be added after painting in the form of Archer printed resin decals:
    6 points
  40. I suspect that A familly history of the Melchett line would be one of the most interesting books of our time. However, I also suspect that it would also become one of the most quickly banned of our time to avoid mass public trauma. They were lucky, the usual penalty for treason was to be hanged until you were half dead, revived, your bowels removed from you while still living and you body quartered, the four quaters to be publicly displayed at the monarch's pleasure. I think that being Visigoths might be considered by many to have been a bad start! Now that is definitel
    6 points
  41. Some road cars from our favourite Fiat subsidiary. Dino 246 GT, not a "real" Ferrari I know, but when a car looks this good, who cares what the badge says. This was built from an AMR kit, it was a birthday present for my dad, hence the base and plaque. 288 GTO, the first of the mad modern Ferraris and the ancestor of the F40, the kit was an old HiFi models and it was a pig to build, none of the vac forms fitted at all. 360 CS - the lightened, track focused version of the Modena, fr
    5 points
  42. Lovely flappage Martian, well bowled...but back to weightier matters, Nonsense, I'm partial to a bit of Slipnot and Rammstein as much as the next certifiable senior officer in this man's army, make a note of it Darling.....to chappie in charge of British HQ, High Command...suggest making a concerted effort to attack, take and hold the mosh pit from all sides in a two-pronged attack thereby catching the watchful hun, totally orf guard....a blast of Mein Hurst Brennt and Du Hast would go down a treat about now. Now there's a thought, I'll pack my overnight bag, wooden toothbrush
    5 points
  43. Well, the stickers were a bust. Too big for the panels, thick, not very sticky and quite pixelated. I painted the panels in hull red, sky grey and desert yellow with a tiny brush and much holding of breath. Also, the cockpit windows and the view windows top and bottom centre were painted. Weathering next... Dean
    5 points
  44. I can’t claim this one as my own, however I heard it from a local Comedian the other day... So Bono and The Edge walk into a pub and the chap behind the counter says.. “Oh, not you two again”!
    5 points
  45. Gawd, I hope you never encounter a Mach 2 kit then.
    5 points
  46. In between bouts of paying work and visits from my arch nemesis Muttley (my depression), I pecked always at a couple of odd jobs here and there. The canopy got fitted, and masked. As expected, some tiny adjustment was needed for the pre-cut masks intended for a different kit, but nothing that a careful pass with a sharp blade couldn’t deal with. Before fitting the canopy, I painted the cockpit area interior green, and once the transparency was in place I did the same over the frame lines. So, the state of play this fine September Saturday morning saw this coll
    5 points
  47. New Block looks OK Next set batched up, I'm going for the things I haven't printed before, like injectors and corrected plenums I've learnt to modify the drawing for print, for example, the plenums I've added an inset .2mm sacrificial step so when I get elephant foot on the bottom layer I can just sand it away and the step gives me the correct amount to remove. That's the theory anyway, I'll tell you if it worked in about 3 hours! Regards, Nick
    5 points
  48. I meant not glued not not attached, numpty. A bit of primer.
    5 points
  49. Hi Greg, There is one big difference. You have multiple builds ongoing and I am exercising my normal principle of just working on one at a time. I am getting close to starting the Eduard Spitfire. Up early this morning and put on a few decals. Cartograf, heavy base large coffee mug (Ikea), warm water, Mr Mark Setter and Mr Mark Softer. Sucking down nicely. Ray
    5 points
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