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  1. Hi Everyone, Hope you don`t mind me sharing some pic`s of my latest attempt at a `fat faced spad` Built from Revell`s reissue of Matchbox`s 1/48 A-1E kit Every time I build one of these I try to bring it up to something a bit nearer the real thing but always see afterwards all the bits I missed...... ....so hopefully this ones a little bit nearer than the last. Improvements this time include: Tamiya main undercarriage, arrestor hook, main wheels and air force type tailwheel engine and cowl. Monogram propeller, all from some recently `culled` ki
    34 points
  2. Hi dear colleagues! Letme repreent you another my buil. This time is old and poor KP kit. Sratch build: overall rivettlines, cocpit, wheel bays, hatches out of self agdesive foil, antennas scopes and dischargers. The pilot and armament is from Zvezda's Yak-130 and KH's Su-35.
    24 points
  3. Hello guys I want show you my fockeWulf F8 I hope you like
    24 points
  4. Evening All, To say I'm glad to move this one of the workbench is a bit of understatement! It had been sat on the shelf of doom for almost a decade and then I had a spurt of enthusiasm, or is that stupidity to get it finished. Definitely not one of best efforts, I'll put that down to repeatedly losing interest in it. Either way I'm pleased its finally finished For those interested, the WIP is here Thanks for looking!
    21 points
  5. Hi All! 1/144 resin kit. Tu-104B -enlarged late model of first soviet jetliner for 100 passengers. This aircraft 42-438 from 204-th Novosibirsk United Air Squadron. Plane crashed in March 1961 near Sverdlovsk. Enjoy watching!
    18 points
  6. As soon as I saw this advertised I knew it was one for me. And I wasn't disappointed. A lovely little kit (well actually, you get 2 in the box) with exquisite surface detail throughout. I know there are other companies that also do it but this is by far and away the best. Quite fiddly at times especially the photo etch but worth the trouble. No less than 12 colour schemes are provided along with a very substantial instruction book which is full of very useful photos. Anyway, highly recommended and thanks for looking. Oh, and the resin crop sprayer pilot comes along too. 2
    17 points
  7. Way back in 1977 Revell released kit H-288 which was a 1/48th scale McDonnell-Douglas F-15A Eagle. It could be completed as the record breaking 'Streak Eagle' or a 58th TFTW 'Candy Cane' Eagle out of Luke AFB. I made this kit many years ago and in a fit of nostalgia bought one on eBay for literally pennies and instantly regretted doing so, it really isn't a particularly good kit. When Revell and Monogram merged the way superior former Monogram offering became the 'Revell' F-15A and this kit was quietly dropped from the catalogue. To be honest, I was going to bin it as not worth the effort howe
    16 points
  8. This is my take on what is really a rather nice little Airfix kit of the Seasprite and still the only option (for the twin engine version) in 1/72. I think this kit was produced just before one of the several Airfix bankruptcies in the 80's (when it was owned by Palitoy?). I don't think Airfix produced any new tools up to this standard for quite some time afterwards. sprite6 The kit goes together very nicely and the only modifications were some scratchbuilt mirrors to replace the clunky kit one, and some modification of the landing gear as most aircraft seem to have the landi
    15 points
  9. Thanks Giorgio and Roger A bit more done today. The SHAR wings are similar in fit to the Skyhawk, except this one has ejector marks: Soon removed with the #9 - you can see it in the background. Here you can see how the lower wing part fits inside the upper: As long as you remove all the gate residue - typical new Airfix. Nice. The wing fit was tricky but, with some fiddling and wiggling, it suddenly 'clicked' into place: As we all know, if/when that happens, GLUE IT! Two m
    14 points
  10. Hi there! After almost a 20 years hiatus... I returned to this beautiful youth hobby a few months ago, and decided to give it a go with some old WWII kits (Tamiya's Wildcat, for instance). However, during the reading of the excellent book written by Commander Nigel David "Sharkey" Ward about his experiencies flying the SHAR during the 1982 conflict between UK and Argentina, I decided to build several British and Argentinian aircraft on a "Falklands/Malvinas" serie. To start the fires, I chose the Kinetic 1/48 scale BAe SEA HARRIER FRS. 1. Here are some
    13 points
  11. I'm not sure why but the AEW version of the Gannet has always been one of my favourite aicraft and I was very pleased when Sword came up with the first injection moulded version of the AEW3 in 1/72. gann4 This version of the kit came with a resin radar operators bay which was a very nice addition although makes avoiding tail sitting very tricky - mine is stuffed full of ball bearings and there is even tungsten putty in the spinner and it only just remains on its wheels. gann2 by pat cauthery, on Flickr The fit of the kit is relativey good for a
    13 points
  12. Last week I was ill, so I decided to built this little bird OOB. It is my COVID - 36th, ARMA HOBBY PZL P.11c. I corrected the position of radiator, the instrument panel was replaced with Yahu set intended for the Azur kit, required small adjustments, Techmod decals. I don't used any wash. So next Polish khaki bird to bore you Paints I used: Gunze RLM 65 and Hataka Dark Polish Khaki.
    12 points
  13. Just about to post up when I see this pic Chris posted. hells bells. This kit is really fighting me tooth and claw. Let me explain. I managed to straighten up the ailerons, yay!!! But forgot to take a picture. Boo!! Then moved onto the flaps and UC. Pretty straight forward. and the UC parts. Just need a tidy. The wheels look lovely. I decided to move onto the engines and cowling. The nibs got removed and tidied. Then after some light dry brushing on the engines they got stuck down. Next the cowl. Can you see the error?? Hmmmmmm
    9 points
  14. Finished our new NeOmega UK's Clyde puffer resin kit. Now just need to do that Corvette!
    8 points
  15. Thanks Mark, John, Finbarr Craig (titter), Rob and Simon for the kind wishes updates this morning are, shall we say, a little lavatorial so I'll keep them to myself. Bill you are a very, very kind man and I feel guilty, then happy, then guilty to think of you donating another kit for me to massacre. More happy than guilty though, it has to be said Thanks Keith - noted! This morning I've spent too much time thinking about Apple's latest money magnet. Again. I disciplined myself NOT to buy the iPhone 11 as my 'X'
    8 points
  16. Two Sixes from the 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron out of Griffiss AFB on the transient ramp at Edwards AFB. 59-0076, November 1981 59-0080, March 1983 Thanks for looking, Sven
    7 points
  17. Couple of quick shots on the bench of the latest build. This is the Airfix 1/48 kit done as one of Flight Refuelling’s D3 Drones XN652 circa 1980-84. I used Pavla’s resin cockpit, Aires undercarriage, Wolfpack wing fold and Eduard seatbelts. Pitots are from Master, the engine covers and UDP were scratched. Decals are from the kit and Model Alliance both of which weren’t great - ‘bloody awful’ is a better description though this may be down to their age or way they were stored. Big thank you to Dave Swindell for coming up trumps with a photo of the Universal Drone Pack that replaced the Observe
    7 points
  18. Hallo Here I found the link to the database of all my models, back the last 25 years. My models Happy modelling
    7 points
  19. So having finished work earlier than expected I decided to have a go at the camo scheme on the main hull. First of all I applied the basecoat over the pre shading i completed yesterday. Then time to add the Schokobraun as the second colour So I'll let this dry overnight then add a gloss coat and then see about some weathering. Thanks again for looking back soon
    7 points
  20. I found things to do Kind of... Didn't do any more I have been working on extra stuff to represent HIDAS on t'Apache This is utter madness, none of the brown grunge colour poking through is visible to my eyes at street level I hate acrylic scrape (Paint? This junk isn't paint, fortunately the airframe will be given over to Jamie's wonderful Colorcoats.)
    7 points
  21. These arrived last night... Really excited about the Valentine. Have to get my Zim Game On, for the Early Ausf A.
    7 points
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  23. Good evening, It's the first time i start a topic with you. I'm not fluent with english language, but it is easier as i only have to write ! Main purpose is to share about plastic kit building, but also to practice again your language because, retired, knowledge is fading fastly... so i have a dictionary on my knees ! Why a Whitley ? Because a good friend is building a Manchester and i had to go with him on something in relation with his subject : too lazy to start my Planet Model Manchester kit after some hard previous work, i saw this recent box, and i also wanted to bu
    6 points
  24. Hi all, Done a while ago this is my IL-20 Coot. An Amonster, the wings and fuselage come in fibreglass with the rest in plastic. The parts all need cleaning up before assembly with drilling, cutting and sanding required on the fibreglass parts. Thereafter fit, fill and sand are the order of the day. The model is from the box other than the Little Lenses used for landing lights and Kristal Klear cabin windows. The U/C is drilled and reinforced with brass rod as there is a considerable amount of lead in the front end. More recently I had another go at the paint finish. These
    6 points
  25. U made this model just for my own pleasure.A great change from the tons of commissions I did this year.I did upgrade the cockpit a bit.Nothing too fancy.Just adding some sidewall details and seatbelts.The model was painted in AK real colors and I used the HDL decal sheet.You can also watch the video of the build on my YT channel on the link bellow. https://youtu.be/Kxqd31zYgRE
    6 points
  26. Just finished Piaggio PC.7 resin kit from SBS in 1/72 scale. Very nice kit. It is my built 37th for this COVID year, normally I haven't time to make so many kits. Thanks work from home I made unusually many models - most OOB.
    6 points
  27. Hello all I finished this one yesterday, Eduard's FW-190 A4 shown as one flown by Siegfried 'Wumm' Schnell in Jan 1943. I was pleased with how this one went together and with the amount of surface detail, quite a big difference after my last two builds (Airfix Hurricane and Tamiya Spitfire Mk1s). I added more detail into the engine but this is covered up by the 'fan' behind the propeller- I know its there... This is largely painted using MRP paints which spray very well, I'm a definite convert, and certainly made the mottling easier. I also got a lot of silvering on the
    6 points
  28. Hi Everyone, this is something I've been working on as part of a bigger project to cover the (rather neglected) female pilots of the Star Wars OT era. Each project will have a craft and figure. For those of you that don't know, when they were made, ANH and ESB had no female pilots, but ROTJ was supposed to have them. They even shot video of three, but apparently test screenings of ROTJ with them in got negative comments about women in combat (this was 1983) so they took them out. Except one - an A-Wing pilot called Sila Kott who you can glimpse for a second before her death. But they over-dubb
    6 points
  29. Hi there, This is my first AFV build. The MiniArt kit is a pleasure to build despite the high number of parts and these horrible track links. I liked it so much that I bought the T-55 from the same customer, but this time I will use some Friul tracks, or similar. Some details were replaced/scratchbuilt and the slogan on the side made shorter, except for that the rest is from the box. Cheers, Antoine
    6 points
  30. Don't forget Dennis aka @Corsairfoxfouruncle And I hosting the ANZAC GB We have by far the best GB Signature / Banner And if that's not enough, remember this GB is being hosted by the USA and Scotland ! Cheers Pat
    6 points
  31. I recently did my last WIP post on these, so its time for a final post for these. Both Gazelles are the Airfix offering, one from the 80s and the other from the 90s/00s. The first one i started (back in March) got to the end of the painting stage and it all went a bit wrong when i found out i had completely messed up the canopy. It took me a fair few months to know what i will do with it. I decided to do it in the scheme of XX453 used by Qinetiq in a fictional diorama with it in storage, getting brown paper getting applied to the glass. (The wonky antenna has since bee
    6 points
  32. Pegasus Hobbies 1/48 easy kit Redtails boxing.
    6 points
  33. Monogram 1/48 A-1H Skyraider. 514th Fighter Squadron Bien Hoa AB Republic Of Vietnam 1965
    6 points
  34. Greetings fellow Hellerphiles! Progress has been a bit hampered, not due to the model itself, but due to my camera. Obviously, being a group build, there needs to be updates and all I have is a little Nikon point and shoot. It's trash. Quite possibly the most miserable excuse for a camera I have ever owned. It is completely useless and fails at every task asked of it. It apparently has a macro function. Well, it might have a macro button, but that's just a ruse. To cut a long story short, this miserable piece of Chinese junk is going in the bin. So, to enable me to cont
    6 points
  35. So let's see what's in the box. All the main parts are moulded in Magna's old softish cream resin. The shapes look OK but here's pour blocks and flash to be removed as well as some pin holes. The surface is a little rough but hopefully some work with a polishing stick will deal with that. And a bag of the detail parts in white metal along with a piece of wire for the main spar for the upper wing. There's loads of extra metal which is par for the course with older Magna kits, newer ones are much better. But after a bit of time and patience they should be knocked
    6 points
  36. Hi More done to the Mirage in the last few days. I have started on the wings i glued the lower section on 1st after i scored the elevons at the rear and cut a small wedge shape in the arms to allow them to drop a bit i then bent them down went to far on one side and it snaped off. I then glued it to the fuselarge let it set I then got the top wing parts and scored the same as the lower did not snap these of this time. I found i needed some card to help get the top wing to sit ok if not it just sat to low the big bit is 60thou and the long bit 10thou this allowed me
    6 points
  37. Hello all, its been a little while since I last updated this post of the Lotus 79 so here is a progress report on what I've done to this point. There was a delay in finishing up the cockpit as there isn't enough rivets included in the kit so we had to purchase more which took a little time to arrive. Having said that the cockpit panels are now finished, all riveted and ready for the dash and seat to be added. I have also added the front brake cylinders, and added some pipes from those to the front callipers. The battery is also in place and the wiring that lead
    6 points
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  39. Evening all, I've been making some good progress this week on the big Sunderland. Lots of plastic card and Evergreen strip to the rescue, combined with a fair bit of reference checking and head-scratching, and I now have the basic structures of the bomb room and forward fuselage/flightdeck completed. The bomb room has been kitted out with the basic structure - the doors are actually open on the real aircraft but as I'm not detailing the areas either fore or aft I've used a bit of creative licence and added some doors: I've made the basics of the bom
    6 points
  40. Hi all Moving straight on from my Eduard Fw190 A4 build onto the latest delivery from Mr.Postman, the Italeri rebox of the Hasegawa Typhoon. I haven't done a WiP before so not sure how exciting this one will be but i'll try to keep progress ticking along- I state my intent now! To be fair though the small part number should help speed things along. We'll see how I get on with the infamous fuselage inserts- seen a few different ways of tackling this but watch this space. I've also a few extra goodies to help with the final look
    5 points
  41. Most likely an accidental leak at Scale Model World in 2017, one of the Wellington Mk.Ia/c renders shows a Wellington Mk.II (Merlin nacelle and exhasut visible). It has not yet officially been anounced and I'm waiting for a response from Airfix.
    5 points
  42. so.... although these PE and white metal parts are a definitive upgrade for this kit you still see that this is quite old! I think extra nose weight will not be needed more soon!
    5 points
  43. Thanks Giorgio The fit was weird and I though, like the Skyhawk, you needed to slide it in from the back but no, it was just brute force and ignorance! Thanks Bill, very kind Otto James Scrimgeour* Jones is now getting on fine and his infection (whatever it was) has responded to antibiotics. He wasn't in a box, thanks goodness, but worrying nevertheless. (* Family name - all the males have it in son-in-law's line) He's now feeding, sleeping and the other stuff (ugh) well and they hope to be out on Thursday. Mum is also getting some sleep and
    5 points
  44. I love it when that click happens, looking very decent Ced. Proper job. Er the lad? Is he doing OK? And out of any protecting boxes? We the fairly godfathers (and g-mothers) need to know...
    5 points
  45. Hi folks - not much progress, but the big 'bits' are together. I tried something slightly different, in that I attacjed the upper wing halves to the fuselage first before I glued on the single piece underside / belly. This worked well for the upper side of the wing, i.e. no filling or rescribing needed, but not so great for the underside. The way the wing is moulded, along the flaps and inboard from the wingtips, means that there was quite a bit of a step here and at the leading edge which needed a bit of filling and smoothing. It wasnt too bad in the end, but I suspect I would have had more t
    5 points
  46. I have been working on this for the last couple of months and finished it last week, I also made a HMS Hermes part base for it to sit on. Erk.
    5 points
  47. Good evening gentlemen A little progress tonight ... I've finished to assemble the front axle: And overall, I've made the six spark plugs wires, glued them on the engine block, glued the flute over the camshaft cover, and threaded the 6 spark plus wired into the 6 holes of the flute, without glue, in order to get a very clean aspect. And frankly, I'm pretty proud of the result: It remains to fabricate the 7 wires set that goes from the flute, to the distributor, and the wire that goes from the end off
    5 points
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