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  1. Here is my next summer build. Airfix's new Hunter boxing, a great kit apart from one thing... ...and the only shortcoming is of course Airfix's somewhat lazy solution not to include a new wing. As many of you know, you have to cut away the dogtooth and replace it with new parts (incluced in the kit). To get a seam-free wing, took about the same time as the rest of the build. Another problem with this solution, is that the small air intakes and outlets on the body (all on the wing part), are perfect for a F.6, but not for a F.4 that
    40 points
  2. Probably about time I posted my first RFI! I have been rather intimidated by some of the excellent photography on here, and have struggled to get anywhere near decent shots in my little dark modelling den. Then I had a long overdue brainwave this afternoon and decided to just shoot outside on a roll of wallpaper lining and let Mother Nature be the studio So, yes, it takes me six months to build a straightforward kit. No, I didn't build anything in between. Life with a VW camper has taught me it's all about the journey, not the destination I've learnt loads of
    39 points
  3. Hot on the heels of the MkI Blenheim RFI, is the belated Mk.I Spitfire that preceded it on the workbench, finished 6 months ago. Today's soft overcast light was ideal again, and all the tools I'd used for the Blenheim shoot were still handy. This conversion was mainly based on the 2010 mould of the 1:48 Mk.I Spitfire that I picked up cheap-ish second hand. (I was told the Mk.V Spit makes a better candidate for this conversion) The transfers were the Xtradecal ones. Again, this recent Airfix kit went together easily, great for a relative newbie to the hobby to cut
    16 points
  4. I bought this kit quite a long time ago, I think it was one of the first LSP's I bought. I did so because it was 69 bucks, at the time I thought it was a bargain for a large scale Macchi 202. The I tried building it and found out why there weren't many builds of this kit around. What I remember from doing the interior is it required sanding down the inside of the fuselage a lot to make the resin fit. I got finished doing this, turned towards the wheel wells and that's where I stopped. Years past with this kit sitting in the shelf of doom. The pile of dust on it was quite impressiv
    16 points
  5. Good day to you all from glorious Nova Scotia! Hope you are all doing well. This is my latest release, built as part of the Corsair GB which finished last month. Although I did manage to get it up in the gallery, it wasn't 100% finished so here she is in her (technically!!) finished glory. This is the Tamiya 1:32 Birdcage kit, done up as a Fleet Air Arm Corsair Mk I JT190 of 1837 NAS, based on the Eastern board of the US. This particular aircraft belonged to Squadron CO and Fighter Ace Lt Cdr Jackie Sewell DSC RNVR. Ultimately the aircraft claimed his life during a training flight when he coll
    15 points
  6. 'The Swoose II' B-17G-30-BO 772 BS / 463rd Bomb Group The name Swoose originated from a B-17D that was one of 19 out of 35 Fortresses in the Philippine Islands that survived ground attacks from Japanese forces on the 8th Dec '41 shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbour. It was given it's name by Captain Weldon Smith following repairs undertook in Australia in January 1942 where the tail of another aircraft was grafted on, the name being derived from 'Half swan, half goose' inspired by a song at the time called 'Alexander the Swoose' about such a bird! T
    14 points
  7. done in the fantastic but unfortunately bit too short Bucc GB this summer voting for the other more successful finishers is still on by the way! (till 09/21/2020 ) Ingredients: Airfix Buccaneer 1/48 Neomega resin cockpit Kits World Decals Master Pitot Eduard PE (very limited) Brassin Paveway II CUP 123 britmodeller input patience WIP here hope you like her! cheers, Werner
    14 points
  8. With the transparencies in place more work on the interior is done:
    14 points
  9. I have always wanted to build the RMN Super Lynx. The Malaysian Navy owned 6 of these. They are of the 501 Squadron based in Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. Started this little project over the lock down period and voila it is now complete. As you can see, there have been many add ons, through scratch buildings. The base was additively manufactured (white pla) using Ender 5 pro. The frigate base was from coastalkits (bonded and blended with the base). The base kits were 1x HobbyBoss 1/72 Super Lynx (RN) and backed with a Mk88 (German Sea Lynx) to give me the 2 Sea Skuas/to create the fold
    13 points
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  11. Hello everyone, due to a very full schedule there is no progress with the Camel at all, so I thought I'd show you another of my semi-finished works. I had picked up the kit during a sale in my toy shop just round the corner from work, and then it sat in my stash. The toy shop closed down, I changed workposts, moved, married... the stash list said "B-26" for over 5 years. I know that's nothing for some of you here...for me, it was a very long time. I don't know what made me start, but once I got off, I couldn't stop. The kit was great, with very little to complain about.
    12 points
  12. I've owned a few Ford Capri's over the years from 1.6 up to 2.8i and always found them great fun to drive, although you always needed a few bags of sand in the boot to keep them on the road , but I have always had a soft spot for them. So I spotted this kit on Ebay going cheap as the body was damaged, and I am really pleased with the outcome, the repair is far from perfect but I am happy with it. Although I might go back and try and repair the A pillar better. Last week I brought another Zakspeed Capri kit with different livery, so looking forward to building that, but
    11 points
  13. Test assembly of the model. The main task was to show the capabilities of this set. I hope you will like it. [/url
    11 points
  14. ..you got to be startin something, I say you wanna be startin somethin, you got to be startin somethin.. I guess the Michael Jackson lyrics are pretty apt to what's going on here at the moment. With a 48th scale Lightning F6, 24th scale Hawker Typhoon and a Type IXC42 U boat on the go at the moment, along with a Phantom FGR2 and B26 Marauder oil paintings, it would be poor discipline to be even contemplating starting anything else until these are finished off? Then again, if you manage to get a break from work and something takes your fancy in your bit of spare time, then
    10 points
  15. Finally finished after I started it during the RAF Centenary GB back in 2018. Built using Neomega cockpit with pull handles added from wire, Red Bear resin wheelbays , Master pitot and Flightpath intake covers. The decals are from various sources including the kit (original 1994 issue) , Model Alliance and Kits World. The Sea Eagle missiles are from two Kinetic Sea Harrier kits.
    10 points
  16. Think I am calling this done before I mess anything else up and have to touch it up. This was for the Spitfire/Seafire GB that I wasn't able to finish on time. Built the Vb non Trop version back around 2002/2003. The only two issues I really had were the Trop lower nose section (filled and rescribed) and the wing root. For the wing root I matched everything up, which basically meant working from the tips in. That left a gap that was filled with plasticard and some brushable sprue goo that I made. Had a horrible time getting the underside roundels to conform to the little bits.........los
    10 points
  17. Finally done! Airfix 1/48 kit of the Supermarine Spitfire F Mk 24. Painted as an aircraft serving with 80 Squadron, Kai Tak, Hong Kong, 1950. WIP can be found here: Best regards, Ragnar
    9 points
  18. Evening All.... Some pics of my latest build.... Eduard. Bf 110 Overtrees Eduard Cockpit & Nose Gun Set Paints Tamiya, Gunze, MRP, Vallejo Bunch of scratch parts.... All the best for your current builds and thanks for looking! Cheers Hans Once the fuselage is closed not much is seen in that scale but it's there.....
    9 points
  19. 'Scratch and sniff' kits Ian. There's an idea! (Thanks for your kind comments). The spirit of Donald McGill is strong in this thread Pete! That's a beautiful phrase isn't it? Mr.James was also an expert on WW2 pilots and aircraft as I recall seeing a television interview with him astonishing his interviewer with the the depth of his knowledge on the subject. About 4.5cm in length.... Anything 0.2mm thickness or above should print Giorgio - as long as it is solidly supported either by the surrounding structure of the aircraft of else with the printing
    9 points
  20. Ok, here’s the matt cote, port is without the khaki, starboard is with. I think without will do, but I do like the fading it has instantly added. I may do some here and there. Ratio was about 30:1, literally a drop. Great idea guys, looks great!! Also carried on with some engine mess on the wings. Sorry about the orientation of some of the pictures, difficult to manage on the mobile!
    9 points
  21. Woohoo - I am finally calling my first kit after 30 years done. Actually now all the decals are on, it's been clear coated etc I am pretty happy. I was going to display it engine cowling off but I may keep it on (note I have taken it's good side, the other side doesn't fit quite as well but the cowling was pretty warped so had to work it into shape). There are some errors and a few bits with hindsight I could have done better however it is certainly the best model I have ever produced and have plenty of new skills to take forward with my next builds.
    8 points
  22. Bronco Akula II Class Attack Submarine K335 Giepard, Scale:1:350. (Converted to K-152 Nerpa) INS Chakra, simple kit, no fit issues I had to scratch build the "bulb" located on top of the Akula's rudder, its towed sonar array. when I was almost done the decals disintegrated. I wrote to Bronco and they agreed to send me a replacement, I had to pay for postage. the INS Chakra is self made decal. I used humbrol enamel paints and humbrol matt varnish to finish it off after some washes with white oil paints.
    8 points
  23. The tenth finished model of this year is this Short light aeroplane called Satellite (or"Parkers tin kettle"). Typical eastern kit but really easy to build due to the few parts included. I upgraded some parts of the model such as the tail, engine and cockpit. Only thing that bothers me is that my wings have no lift as they should have. Too late for a repair Hope you like it Details: The End Cheers, Andrew S.
    8 points
  24. Westland Whirlwind Mk.1 - 263 Squadron RAF - 1941 Classic Airframes model with EduardPE (for Trumpeter), some scratch in whellbays, cockpit, full riveting. Invite...
    7 points
  25. Hi folks, since no one has objected so far, here's another post of a model I built a while ago. This is a kit by Mea kit43, a French company with a quirky approach to models (they also make 43rd scale motorbikes, I have a Norton Commando waiting in the stash). I thought this one was sufficiently interesting to warrant its own post. I've included some in progress pics here as it's not a WIP. Here's what you get in the box. Too much photo etch. 1 bag of tiny resin. White metal wheels with more Flash than a comic book convention.
    7 points
  26. This is my take on Bf109K-4 '334265' - discovered un-serviceable at Amberg in April 1945 after being either damaged in combat or strafed on the ground - I guess we'll never know. The aircraft carried no unit markings and the only identifiers on it were the last three digits of the WNr spray-painted freehand onto the rear of the fuselage. Typical 'mix n match' late-war colour scheme, which made it a lot of fun to paint. There seems to be some dispute over the wing camo colours, but I went with a best guess. The Hasegawa kit, despite being fairly old, went together well. I used the kit swas
    7 points
  27. #19/2020 After the Yugoslavian Bf110, here´s another one with non-German markings. Cyberhobby/Dragon kit, built it almost two times. The model was already in a progressed state when it had an accident....bought a new kit and my dad started all over again. Painted with Gunze H67 RLM65, Tamiya XF-22 RLM Grey and Gunze H64 RLM 71. Oversprayed the German markings with Gunze RLM02. EZ Line for antenna wires, brake lines and life raft ejection system , Eduard seatbelts. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235071717-babylonian-schmitt148-messers
    7 points
  28. An update - job done! Thank you to all, @iainpeden, @Antti_K, @Kes, @Robert and @Mr T for your advice and encouragement. I took the plunge this morning after practicing on two surplus canopies where I either carved-away some detail or in the case of another, gently used a newly-acquired Dremel to remove 30+ year old paint. Both were polished-up using Micromesh and for the first time ever, I dipped them in Kleer. Crikey - what an effect that has! Below is a composite image of what I did today: The original canopy before I started. No go
    7 points
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  30. Been working on this on and off for the last year. Aftermarket decals otherwise completely scratchbuilt. Pretty pleased with the result.
    6 points
  31. Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.1 (A03009V) 1:72 Airfix "Vintage Classics" This is one of those aircraft you see and you are not sure straight away about its linage? The aircraft was originally designed by de Havilland as the DH.125 Jet Dragon, and entered service as the Hawker Siddeley HS.125, and later the British Aerospace 125. It has been said this was the UK's most successful business jet with many civilian, and military operators throughout the world. The Royal Air Force purchased 20 to be used as navigational trainers under the designation Dominie T.1 This aircr
    6 points
  32. The Airfix WIldcat starter set more or less out of the box, with replacement US insignia (the kit ones are wrong) and white prop cuffs. A really nicely engineered kit and a joy to build. Full pictorial build here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtxdB-vopMs
    6 points
  33. Not entirely sure how relevant this is -- forgive me, if it's "Not at all..." -- but the passing mention of Baltimores and the TSS scheme caught my attention. When I was doing my Frog Baltimore some years ago, I chased a written account of how the aircraft had been repainted in TSS after leaving the desert and relocating to Malta to operate with 69 Squadron there. I turned up a splendid 'color' photograph online...said to be of one of the squadron's a/c...fully aware that as a self-declared 'non-expert,' I can never quite be sure what's merely colorized and what isn't -- but I thought I'd thro
    6 points
  34. Well, it's been a rollercoaster for the last 15 months or so. I never said I was quick... Presented for your delectation is HKM's Great Big Lancaster. Build log is here. I decided to do an approximation of R5868 as she is now in Hendon, so that means the groovy two-tone squadron codes, paddle blade propellers (handily, they come as an option with the kit) and some extra radar kit over and above what the version of R5868 the box builds is equipped with. Again, the parts are in the box; I augmented them by removing the moulded antennae and replaced them with wire. Thi
    6 points
  35. Wow! Two immense compliments, really. Thank you very much gentlemen... It's the ultimate goal. I try to... I just try to replicate these parts, at that time all mechanical parts, everywhere, was beautiful! About brakes parts... How to? Stamping: Of course brake drums have been realized on the lathe. Dan.
    6 points
  36. Another stripey jet completed & ready show... This is another scheme that I've really wanted to do. So after a couple of years enquiring & looking I found that JBR decals on facebook. They had re-released this decal sheet at the end of June. Looked like his run of 1/72 decals were really popular as they've already sold out. Nicely laser printed tail fin & canard markings & the fuselage & wing markings are screen printed. Very thin, but with some patience went down very nicely. Revell 1/72 Saab JAS-39C 9234 JBR Decals "100 Years of the Czech Air Force
    6 points
  37. Special Hobby Grunau Baby IIB 'Over Western Europe': This kit has 28 parts and is a quick build, but it is a recent production and appears very accurate and detailed. It has separate ailerons and rudder, while the elevators can easily be cut away so as to deflect them to the normal position seen when the glider is resting on the ground. The cockpit cover is a single transparent part incorporating both the windscreen and the little circular windows for illuminating the instrument panel; much easier than trying to fold a tiny piece of acetate. There are decals in the
    6 points
  38. Not much progress today. Just wasn't in the mood. I did do a search for the airbrush's holding bracket. Eventually did find it, on top of the spare parts organizer, under some other stuff. I also drilled out the back end of the venturi and mounted. It only sprang off onto the table four times. Luckily, I found it every time, but the last one took the longest search. Coffee time! Chris
    6 points
  39. Source: http://www.modelarovo.cz/de-havilland-dh-103-hornet-azmodel-1-72/ V.P.
    6 points
  40. Good Morning everyone... I had a sad day so needed to take something off my mind, my best friends mom passed and I went to her memorial today. Somebody Ive known for 41 years and it was hard to deal with. So I Pulled another all nighter tonight to focus away from the day. I decal’d three of four builds on my desk. This was one of them, the others were a Spitfire Mk.IX, Mustang Mk.IV, and my Cessna Birddog over in the Vietnam group build. Please feel free to ask questions, post comments, and or add thoughts. Dennis
    6 points
  41. Thought I would show some progress photos of this kit which I recently acquired to join my same scale Lancaster and scratch built OIL bowser. The usual box and parts photos . . . . I would just like to say that this is the FIRST resin model I have attempted. The parts are very crisp and I am liking the detail . . . I will be wanting to make a few alterations to the kit that I have observed from numerous photo of tractors, primarily the front nudge bar and the positioning of the lights and decals.
    5 points
  42. (2015 build, posted for reference purposes, since fellow BMers have their eyes and hands on some of these, text from 2015 too): Modelers of the World: Hear you! Hear you! No more having to totally rework the venerable but ultimately atrocious Arfix DH88! SBS from Hungary has released this beauty of a kit of a much needed up-to-date kit of this iconic racing machine. It is a resin kit, but of very good sort with excellent technology and properties. This is no doubt an outstanding kit, it is a new class of kit altogether, an order of magnitude above all model aircraft resin kit
    5 points
  43. Engines and wingtip fuel tanks installed:
    5 points
  44. Talking of masts, I had a couple of Accurate Armour masts lined up for this build, one being a Racal PU 8 but it comes with mounting bracket to high up to fit to the hull side. The other mast looks like a 5.4m mast which we didn't use that often. I had to scratch one up from tubing and brass with a little green stuff putty for the cover. I think my cover might be too thick so this is just a proof of concept at this stage. Enjoy Dan
    5 points
  45. Not stalled, just sidetracked. Painting this thing. Well, primer, at least. Probably the most stressful part of a build, and if I say it’s not going quite as well as I’d hoped you’ll understand what I mean. For locos and rolling stock I like to prime with a red oxide colour, as that’s pretty much what they did on the real thing. If the livery colour should ever get chipped, the hope is the red oxide will show through rather than shiny brass. Anyway, having something of a love-hate affair with acrylic rattle can primers of late, I thought I might try an enam
    5 points
  46. Wings are on, lovely kit everything fit so nice Cheers Jes
    5 points
  47. I started with this block and a sihrsc Pencil outlines in situ. Hard to see but that thin line at the edge of the right hand section is a razor saw cut to work 'as far as'. Then remove unwanted, non-Apache shapes. A bit blurry Alan but its time I had a cup of coffee, I might be steadier later I know, needs flash Let's see... Yeah, that'll do.
    5 points
  48. Okay, so lower part of the box is complete. Finally. Anyone else wants to try this, just leave off the exhaust pipe fitting. You’ll have a lot more room and can use thicker card.
    5 points
  49. I just did a dry-run of the whole fuselage assembly. The fit is despicable. But that is the word I had to use perforce, because the word I really wanted to use would had me expelled from this prestigious Website and Forum. The engineering is nonsensical and I am seriously thinking about calling upon @Martian ahem... drastic methods to deal with its designers. Yes, brute force, lots of glue, merciless shaving and a bucket of filler may do, but I rather tweak the fit until I am satisfied with a reasonable result (a stage that now seems far away). I like to think as the w
    5 points
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