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  1. 1/72 Airfix Bird Dog. Plain and simple build. Enjoy!
    38 points
  2. Hello! Many moons ago I picked up a 1/48 Revell Sea King (Hasegawa re-box) for £18 on eBay with mangled decals and a tatty box. Sometime later if I remeber correctly Crisp @Ex-FAAWAFU send me some spare sponsons and a radome he had. This sat lying around for ages waiting and I thought 'To hell with accuracy, just build it!'. Decals from my spares box, RAF blue grey made by mixing up tamiya acrylics until the got the right hue. The Cab number 57 is completely my own invention, but the underwing serials from a spare Phantom XV575 were about the right size and
    29 points
  3. Hello all. This is the excellent little 1/72 Revell Bf 109F-2 (originally from Zvezda). Finished in the markings of the Gruppenkommandeur of II/JG 53 on the Channel Front in 1941. It's the scheme given in the kit, but I used decals from an Xtradecal set. It made for a nice, quick build and it was good to do something other than an Emil or Gustav! It also come with a nice pilot figure, which I wish I'd put in now.
    28 points
  4. Hi Comrades! Here is my Valom's Wellesley. Not a simple kit to build. Additions-resin engine, masks for canopies. All others - scratch built - 4 new small windows in the fuselage, wheel wells structure, interior details aft of pilots headrest etc. The build is here Hope, you like it!
    26 points
  5. The Build log is here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235070426-1350-hms-kent-county-class-cruiser-1941/ Thanks are due to Richard Dennis @dickrd and Jamie Duff @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies for their considerable input into the Colour scheme, which differs substantially from previous interpretations. I've made extensive use of 3 D printed items from https://micromaster.co.nz/ which IMHO have set new standards in small scale detailed realism
    25 points
  6. This is the fairly ancient Revell (ex-Matchbox) 1/72 DHC-6 Twin Otter in the colorful livery of the now-defunct Manx Airlines, which operated this aircraft -- leased from the UK's Loganair -- between 1983 and 1985. It operated from the Isle of Man Airport...formerly RNAS Ronaldsway, which had been home to a number of Barracuda torpedo-bomber training squadrons during the war. Changes to the kit were relatively minor, adding seat shapes to the completely-blank cabin, reinforcing and adding brake detail to the spindly main landing gear (and a landing light to the nose ge
    22 points
  7. Hi there, Here is my kitbash of an early Spitfire IX and a VIII to make a VII stationed at Culmhead near where I live at the time of D-Day. Air compressor intake on stbd engine cowl made from a cut and filed bit of sprue.
    19 points
  8. Hi everyone This is the Trumpeter Tiger (late) kit with zimmerit. It's my first 1/35 German AFV and I've tried to incorporate a few new weathering and detailing techniques that I have learnt this year. It was painted with lifecolour acrylics and weathered with oils and pigments. I replaced the kit tracks with Dragon DS tracks, which were kindly donated to me by a friend. The plastic tracks that come in the Trumpeter kit have solid guide horns, which are not accurate for a late Tiger. The spare tracks are from the Modelkasten spare tracks set. I have kep
    18 points
  9. After kitbashing my VII (which I was quite pleased with) I reckoned the left overs would make a good MH434. So off I set and intrepidly built the cockpit according to pictures, no armour but a gun sight etc etc. Lovingly tended to all the seams, trimmed and filled and flushed the .50 cal stubs, carefully painted it and then realised the over wing cannon bulges were completely the wrong shape. I used the 'fat' early ones not the slim 'later' ones. Rats. So I then brooded for a bit and thought I always liked the Spitfire Vb with US stars and the Day Fighter scheme,
    18 points
  10. Here is my first attempt at the excellent Airfix 1/72 Phantom FGR2. After a lot of iffing and butting, I decided to finish it as XV406/CK of 228 OCU, 64(R) Sqn from RAF Leuchars in 1987. (Mainly as I was going to do a 29 Sqn jet from 1981 but on further investigation I realised the pylons and under wing tanks as well as a few other bits were in the wrong colours and I couldn't be bothered repainting it.) Used the Xtradcal set X72294 with the addition of a Flightpath ladder for a bit of extra detailing but apart from that was built OOB. Used Xtraclor enamels with Vallejo model wa
    18 points
  11. Another one finished. Build No.15 for this year, & another excuse to spray another aircraft gloss black. EF-101B Voodoo 101067 414.Sqn "Black Knight" "The last flying Voodoo" Revell 1/72 F-101B, really nicely detailed kit went together with no problems. Microscale CF-101B "Special Schemes" decal sheet. Pavla resin cockpit, good fit with just a little plastic to shave off the top of the nose gear bay. Master brass pitot. Littlecars landing lights. A few extra lumps & bumps were added to match those on the actual
    15 points
  12. This is my MIG-21 BIS in 1/48 from Eduard. Nothing special on the build. Happy modelling
    15 points
  13. Gear is up! Thanks for watching. Cheers!!!
    14 points
  14. Here's my lvtp-7 from tamiya. It was a fun kit to build but I did experience some fit issues. I filled the vision ports in the little turret with some styrene strip because it looked like a bunker. Merdc is one of my favorite camouflage schemes and I remember the Tamiya cataloges were filled with these schemes. The box art depicts the tropical verdant but I chose the summer verdant because I like the bright green and the contrast it provides. They were airbrushed with vallejo paints. Thank you for watching, Cheers, Ernst.
    14 points
  15. yeah, I was actually looking forward to painting the roundels. Another time I guess. thanks Roger ta Ced thanks Ian. You were right about the decals thanks Bill. I have the cutter here, but the laptop I had the software on died and I couldn't retrieve the licence - and the company has now gone out of business. I'm just too tight-fisted to invest $50 in another piece of software fr something I am going to use so rarely. When I painted the fuselage the other week I did not pay enough attention t
    13 points
  16. On the September 13, 1987, the soviet Su-27's vertical tail cut one engine of norwegian P-3C while intercepting over the Barents Sea. We can't insure the incident was a "brave pilot with superb skill" or "flight accident caused by pilot negligence". From my point of view, this is a fascinating topic to present. We can find two version of this incident: damage on the left or right vertical fin. After comparing the details of two side, I prefer the latter one. These pictures were released by norwegian milit
    11 points
  17. My build of a Czech Spitfire using the Eduard weekend kit & some Xtra Decals I had in the stash. Enjoy!
    11 points
  18. Incoming bananas ....... rear engine wall almost done list of mods as follows- All guide holes for the standard kit bins filled New storage bin made from lead foil copper sheet and hinge set from Voyager New hanger brackets for the missing bin and the new bin New exhaust brackets with lead punched bolt heads and thread insert mount were the bracket has been torn away from the wall Broken pipe drilled top and bottom undamaged pipe also drilled and both fitted with the separators Jack brackets fitted one bent and broken Still have to do the zimmerit on
    11 points
  19. Here is my finished model of the Imperial Russian Navy’s monitor Uragan as commissioned in 1865. It is a paper model built from a 1:250-scale kit for the United States Navy monitor Lehigh designed by the late Magnus Mörck and available as a free download from Models n’Moore (www.modelsnmooore.com). Russia purchased the design from the American government for the US Navy’s first production class of monitors (the Passaic class of which Lehigh was a member) and built ten near clones. I made quite a few changes to model the Russian ship which are detailed in my work in progress for this model. I a
    9 points
  20. I greet you again! This time a nice airplane with a serious reputation as a real warrior! The model is nice, but simple, so to speak, a weekend model. Аs most of my models, this one is strictly out of the box. As for the prototype, I took a real plane of the . Well, I love the exotic in my works! Painted with AKAN and Revell, tinted with oil and powder compact. The emphasis in painting was made on shades of the base color, but within exploitation. <Removed airliners.net copyrighted image. Please only link to their pictures in future, as do not like the
    9 points
  21. Hello everybody...Fresh out of the Heller group build. It is the 1/72 Bf.109B/C kit #236 and is done as a 109D flown by Hauptmann Werner Möelders. The only aftermarket used were the AML Decals due to the originals being no good. Please feel free to ask questions, post comments, or visit the build thread. Dennis
    9 points
  22. The earlier version of the MBG from Aoshima, very nice kerbside kit with plenty of detail. Painted with Zero Paints Signal Red. Body stripe and windshield done using Chrome metal foil. And with the late version. Thanks for looking Warren
    8 points
  23. A brand new build from my rather meagre and temporary modelling base (until my new shed arrives in a couple and a half months). Airfix Mk.1 Hurricane with decals supplied by BM member 'vildebeest' (Many Thanks!!). Depicts the 73 Squadron Hurricane of 67 wing, flown by Edgar 'Cobber' Kain of New Zealand, in early half of 1940 over France. He was top scorer up to the time of his unfortunate end with 17 kills to his credit and the first Ace in the RAF at the time. I found no fit problems with the kit at all and no filler used except to change the fabric are behind the gun bay on to
    8 points
  24. After well over a year without our gorgeous old cats, we've been presented with the opportunity to be ruled by another pair of feline overlords. A friend of ours found a small litter of kittens living in the parking lot at work - her daughter has been claimed by one, and today we'll travel north to be claimed by the other two. We haven't yet met them, so unless they take an instant dislike to us, we'll be bringing them home. We don't know whether they're male, female, or one of each, so no names as yet. What have we let ourselves in for? Here they are from yesterday deciding our fr
    8 points
  25. Couple of recent finishes, first up the new tool Airfix Buccaneer, done as an early RAF with a combo of old Airfix (which I misplaced the wing lines and diamond like one thanks to looking at someone else build with the same errors) and Matchbox Decals, painted with Humbrol 164, Vallejo 888 and Xtracrylix Light Aircraft Grey and finished with Winsor and Newton Matt. Second is the first issue of the venerable Corgi diecast, repainted in Xtracrylix Extra Dark Sea Grey to use the decals and spare wing tanks from the Airfix kit. Though spent a lot of time sanding seams and the rais
    7 points
  26. The model Kingair is back on the bench, after a break to tinker on some other projects. flat white base coat; just to prove it's not the "other one" both together; masking in progress; gloss white and gloss blue on now Thanks for looking
    7 points
  27. Little update in a rare moment of sleeplessness. Here are the paints I promised to show @opus999. I didn’t pay that much for them but they are really good to use. I think I might need box one as every time I go to use them I’m missing some vital shades. Not a huge amount done but I took the pics so it would be rude not to share. Decals. They’re really good and settled down with some micro sol. Underside next. Thanks for dropping by. hope you’re all having a splendid week. Take care and as always. Happy modelling. Johnny
    7 points
  28. Thanks guys, not long to go now Luck Bill, just sheer luck jinkies! I've been rumbled it could be but I can't lay my hands on any virgins around here. how's that floaty tanky thing coming along Steve? Got the tracks made yet? Yes? Good! and now apparently down through the kitchen floor and big stains on the basement ceiling. If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd.... thanks Colin a couple of small modifications
    7 points
  29. Cheers Guys, been a while since I've managed any time at the bench, so another micro update I'm afraid. Started on the tool tie downs, still need to add the axe and pick head straps. Chain for the securing pin on the track adjusting wrench lock. And the headlight dust caps brackets, the lights are removable so these things stored the dust caps for when they are removed. Not much more than that chaps Dan
    7 points
  30. Well after spending some months in the UK, visting Coningsby, Marham and Lakenheath I returned home to Perth to enter 2 weeks quarantine in a Perth Hotel (imprisonment at my expense), anyhow I have done 8 days, 6 to go in a comfortable hotel. I was missing my camera action then heard a racket outside to see the Rescue chopper backing out of the Royal Perth Hospital HLA.
    6 points
  31. 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
    6 points
  32. So I was in the middle of building a 1/32 F-14 and I bought a little RC Toyota Hilux truck for my 3 1/2 year old boy. The kit has the snappy title of WPL C24 which gives no hint as to what it will actually resemble. It arrived and I assembled it in a couple of hours and thought it looked a good scale model.....just very plasticy. What it really needed was a quick paint job! I decided that as easy as a pristine truck would be to achieve it really needed to have a well used and abused appearance. And so I set about painting a very rusty battered looking 70's Hilux in period race truck colours. A
    6 points
  33. Continuing with the "Falklands/Malvinas" serie, the Super Etendard was the follow-up to the SHAR. It was my first Kittyhawk kit build. A nice kit in general terms, no big issues, a little bit of puty here and there but nothing terrible. Excellent decals! The main con about the kit was the vague and poor instructions. But with a great deal of patience and time (ohmmm) it worked out OK.
    6 points
  34. So today's update and well.........hmm..I've added a couple of filters a few drops of oil paint here and there and tried adding some wear and tear. Now the pic's may look like I've not touched it since yesterday but believe me I've spent a good few hours trying to create something I'm not familiar with. The overall effect has changed slightly and I like what I see and I think when I give it all a matt coat it will look much better . The weathering of this kit especially for a first attempt is imo the hardest part of the process so far so here's the pic's of today's progress
    6 points
  35. Little progress. The LG legs are added, and the tailwheel bay doors are in place:
    6 points
  36. Good evening you lot. Couldn’t sleep so I figured I’d do a quick update. Turret time. more tiny PE on the gun after a clean up. The clear parts got masked and I decided to use fluid to meals the insides as it worked so well on the Sioux. The cowls tidied up a treat and they are now ready for paint again. That’s it for the update. Hopefully some time over the weekend. I did do more on the Horton though. Also this arrived in the post. I had accumulated some vouchers at Jadlam models and this seemed like a bit of a bargain. I’d been
    6 points
  37. Holes for air brakes drilled During gluing wings I realized that something is wrong... Too much sanding ? Fortunately it was easy to correct Tail was glued without so problems After few layers of Surfacer and some sanding whole thing starts look like glider.
    6 points
  38. Hi folks, this is the latest Arma Hobby kit build OOB with few add-ons: - brass tubing for outer gun barrels - newly moulded canopy hood - resin exhausts from Quickboost - riveted Painted with Real Colors and Gunze Aqeous paints. Decals from the box depicting the 274.sq machine from Egypt, 1942. Overall, a gorgeous kit, I love especially the subtle yet nicely visible wing surface improvement compared to the previous C wing. Cheers Libor
    5 points
  39. My 3' Studio2 modle of UFO's Skydiver is finished. I just have to fit the RC so she can go on patrol in my local boating lake Thanks for looking Angelo.
    5 points
  40. 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.
    5 points
  41. This time Lockheed F-104g from Danish Air force from Kinetic.
    5 points
  42. This is my build of a 1/72 Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune using the Hasegawa P2V-7 kit and the Blackbird P2V-5 conversion set. In addition I also used a combination of the Pavla and Eduard interior sets, . Finally I used the Blackbird P2V-5 decal set along with a couple of bits and pieces of the Caracal Neptune decal sheet. The Pavla and Eduad set are for a -7 and required a little backdating to better reflect a -5. Pavla interior fit the Blackbird nose better then it does the Hasegawa one This was similar to my recent OP-2E build The Blackbird conversion consists
    5 points
  43. Right, update time...! Fingers crossed the images show as planned. The locating pins for the engine pylons are almost non-existent and certainly won't help with getting the alignment correct when I try to attach the engines. I've added the arrows to help show the tiny pins: I drilled the pins out and will use little sections of paper clips to secure and align the engine pods: I have also started work on the flap canoes, as you can see above. They need to be slightly higher. Here's a better view: Once these
    5 points
  44. Turret is done. Added a few dents to the stowage bin.
    5 points
  45. Ambush camo, shown here in the company of my Airfix Tiger. And with the skirts fitted. Just tools and final bits left now.
    5 points
  46. Retired Chief Engineer ,Container Ships, 38 years at sea, 3 newbuildings, double figures drydockings, numerous repairs. Chief Engineers office had a bookcase full of structural drawings including refs to steel spec for each individual plate and certificates for same, my point is there's no such thing as "ordinary" or "just" steel on a ship Fully aware (and thankful, for the most part) that that the Masters I sailed with did more than "just drive them", though I have to say one or two of the repairs were because they also "bent them"
    5 points
  47. Got a few decals on today. The decals are nice, but slightly brittle, and also take a while to stick down fully, so careful handling is needed and I'm taking it slowly. more tomorrow Julian
    5 points
  48. My first Group Build 1/72 AZ Models Breda Ba 65. Built out of the box with Vallejo Model Air paints.
    5 points
  49. Making Tracks Well folks - it's been a while. Although this post is called 'making tracks' most of it is actually about failing to make tracks. As outlined above, the two things that I thought would be especially challenging about this project were the wheels and the tracks. The wheel production went very smoothly; however, the tracks have been a different story. I"ll take you through a few of the ideas that I tried and then show you the method that I think is actually going to work. My first attempt was a sort of half-hearted experimental attempt at doing
    5 points
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