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  1. Hi to all I present the B-25J model MWP (Metal Work Panels) version full aluminum coated (metal tape), customized, detailed & corrected in the following version: North American B-25 J Mitchell "Lady Lil" (correct nose for this version ) Hong Kong Models kit 1/32 scale model - version: 498thBs "Falcons", 345bth Bomber Group " Air Apaches" 5th AF in Philippines, May 1945
    37 points
  2. This is an aircraft I've wanted to build a model of for years so I was pleased to see Dora Wings were going to produce one. In fact (if memory serves me correctly) my very first model over 50 years ago would have been the Frog kit? Was there one? Built pretty much straight from the box except for some of the new 3D seatbelts from Kits World. I thought I'd give them a go. They were OK but I couldn't get them to stay in place very easily so I decided to fix them with some PVA glue. Anyway, the model is very nice and up to Dora Wings usual standard. You get a both of options of canopy
    30 points
  3. Just when I though the Arma kit was nice I come across this product. Airfix has done a great job with this P-40. Almost completely out of box except gun sight, Uschi Antenna and Seatbelts. Painted with Vallejo Air colors, Future for Gloss and Testors Dullcoat decanted for Final Finish. Prop was Gloss Black buffed with Uschi Chrome powder. A little Tamiya weathering palates for dust and dirt. Thanks For Looking Comments Always welcome Cheers Bill D
    25 points
  4. Hi everyone, This is my effort to improve the Matchbox kit of the Tornado F.3 in 1/72nd scale. It was painted with Humbrol enamels. To make a very long story short, the following works were done: -The cockpit, the front and rear LG bays, the seamless intakes (can't really see them any more) and the airbrakes were scratch built. -The exhausts and the wheels were copied from the Revell kit in resin. -The seats were taken from the Hasegawa kit with a couple more additions. -The landing gear struts were aftermarket additions (white metal I think by SAC) as was the
    23 points
  5. Hi Folks, Quite like the Italeri Kits, good honest builds. I know there a few bits wrong with them but I am not gonna loose any sleep over the fin and nose shape. In fact everyone that saw it knew it was a Tornado so not too bad going. Again Humbrol Enamels and Alclad Matt code to seal the deal. Think the red is not deep enough on the OEU Jet 568_6812 by Georgeconna, on Flickr568_6813 by Georgeconna, on Flickr568_6811 by Georgeconna, on Flickr568_6814 by Georgeconna, on Flickr568_6815 by Georgeconna, on Flickr568_6816 by Georgeconna, on Flickr568_6817 by Georgec
    19 points
  6. Good evening you lot. It’s great to see such interest in my nobbly flying piano. I hope I can keep you all entertained. last night I couldn’t resist cutting the first free bits of and doing a bit of construction and planning. The office is first up. The structure is really good but there is a lack of detail for sure. In all honesty though I think even out of box with just the decals it’s really cramped in there and you’ll get something presentable. But that’s not what we’re going for right. The Zvezda instructions are new to me and some Sub assemblies are done in
    19 points
  7. Hi Lads, I built one of these in the VF-31 Scheme and sold it regretfully so dug out a second one a few months back and this is how it turned out. Humbrol Paints, Worms for the camo, Cant Remember who I got the Decals from, certainly different to the usual USN Jobbies. It aint not shake a bake Tamiya but only cost about 16 notes so happy with that. 587_8701 by Georgeconna, on Flickr586_8700 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8693 by Georgeconna, on Flickr586_8692 by Georgeconna, on Flickr586_8691 by Georgeconna, on Flickr586_8689 by Georgeconna, on Flickr586_8688
    18 points
  8. I thought I threw this up before but does not seems so. Dug this one out of the loft as few month back. Fit as you mostly know is not that great, finished with Humbrol and Alclad Matt Cote. Won't win any prizes but will make some kid happy hanging off his ceiling. Great imposing size though 586_8699 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8698 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8697 by Georgeconna, on Flickr 586_8696 by Georgeconna, on Flickr
    18 points
  9. 1/72nd De Havilland DH.89a Dragon Rapide No.345 The De Havilland DH.89a Dragon Rapide was a smaller development of the DH.86 Express, a four-engined biplane. Both shared the same straight six-cylinder Gypsy Six engines, as well as some fuselage and wing components. With two engines developing 200hp each, the Rapide was capable of nearly 170mph and could carry six or eight passengers, depending on the cabin fittings. Originally called the Dragon 6, the name was changed to Dragon Rapide, and eventually just to Rapide. The DH.89 was introduced in the summer of
    17 points
  10. Hi Guys !! Hope everyone is staying safe, snd keeping well !! Ready for inspection finally is this Taniya Brummbar, that I finally got a figure finished for. Built OOTB, with no additives... Except for an Alpine figure with a Tamiya arm. Hope y’all enjoy !! Critical observation is welcome !! Lee.
    16 points
  11. I know there have been a few other builds of this kit in these hallowed halls of late but I have wanted to make one of these ever since the kit first came out a few years ago. It was a lovely build for me. Everything seemed to fit very well and I hardly used any filler at all.
    16 points
  12. This is the Delahaye 135. In fact, that name covers a multitude of wonderful stylings by designers and coach-builders, before and after the war. The name refers to the Delahaye chassis upon which the increasingly exotic styles were built. The Paris Motor Show in those days really was THE Fashion Show for cars. So this is the 1938 Coupe by Henri Chapron. Among other things, I got the bonnet hinged and fitted. Boy, that was a laugh! And a set of luggage rails Mais elle est une belle voiture plus classiques, n'est pas??
    16 points
  13. Very nice Day to All! Breaks between new builds and posts are longer and longer... So posting something small done not long ago.
    15 points
  14. Hi all, Just a few pics of my too-late-to-be-included Battle of Britain group build entry. It's a kitbash of the Airfix and Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire Mk1. Both kits are relative compatible in the way things fit thanks to modern accurate measuring and scanning so using bits from different kits isn’t as difficult as it used to be. Essentially, I used the fuselage from the Airfix kit because I feel that it captures the subtleties of the nose best, and the wing and control surfaces from the Tamiya kit – I really like the taping as opposed to the scalloping of the Airfix k
    13 points
  15. Evening everyone. I am pleased to share my latest work, Tamiya’s awesome P38 as a captured bird in Italian service. This is an absolute gem of a kit. I had so much enjoyment while putting her together. A few photos of the completed article. The model will feature shortly in a large build article for #ScaleModellingNow online magazine. Any comments welcomed
    13 points
  16. Italeri 1/48 Mirage F.1EQ-5. It's built from the F.1CR/CT kit with the following aftermarket items; Pavla cockpit and intakes with the Mk4 seat replaced by a Mk10. This required the Mk10 to be reduced in height as it would otherwise be too tall for the cockpit. Res-IM wheels SAC undercarriage Master pilot. Eduard Brassin Matra Magic I missiles. L'Arsenal Remora ECM pod Matra Super 530F missiles from the Kittyhawk F.1B. The fin extension and Sycomor pod were both scratchbuilt by me. Decals from "Dark Mirages" decal sheet by Albatross, stencils from t
    13 points
  17. S309, Grey Fox was one of the 7 steam gunboats built to the Denny & Sons design. They were intended to counter the S-boot threat in the channel and were the smallest RN vessels equipped with steam turbines. They were 135 ft on the waterline, 23 ft 4 inches in breadth and had a draft of 3 ft 9 inches forward. Displacing 135 tons (initially) they could make 36 knots. Grey Fox was built by Yarrow and launched in September 1941, she survived the war and was sold in 1947 They bristled with guns, of various calibres', really being armed from whatever guns were availab
    11 points
  18. Thanks Giorgio! Thanks Bill I even put some gloss on the masking! Good idea Mark, I think that'll work Of course you can alt - I may not have the skills, but I DO have the tools! Thanks Craig and Alistair I do have two - the ones on the left of Alistair's picture - but even they don't have 1.923mm divisions. Trouble is the Oramask wouldn't behave around the hook - it kept curling off, but Tamiya sheet did the job: Fiddly. Once the Aqua Gloss is dr
    11 points
  19. Thanks Mark - laughed did I Right, stripe mask. 25mm, 13 segments: … so that's (2 down carry 1) 1.923mm per segment. I don't have any tape that wide. Silhouette then: All I need to do now is summon the courage to wrap it around the hook and then cut off the relevant segments. And, now I've seen that picture, sand off the flash and repaint the white.
    11 points
  20. Well gents, It is what it is but she's finally RFI! Almost a year since I've started the build. It's been uphill all the way with this oldie (the molds are shot completely combined with my average modelling skills), but worth every effort in the end! I am not satisfied with many aspects, but overall I am happy because I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. She is OOB, except Uschi lines for the antennae and scratch build tarps for the first time. As for the tarps, I used them to cover the problems with the fit between the very bad clear part
    10 points
  21. With thanks to @CliffB for donating a spare canopy, this lovely looking plane, although a bit drab in its uniform, has had its photos taken. Gallery entry here:
    10 points
  22. Why is it literally impossible for anyone to announce a new kit without a lot of whining immediately afterwards that they should have done something completely different? If you don't want to buy a newly announced subject, you don't have to buy it. The only people who are owed anything by the manufacturer are those who buy the kit.
    10 points
  23. F-4Es of the 339th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, based at Moody AFB participating in the Green Flag 81-3 large force exercise at Nellis AFB, April 1981. 67-0375 67-0398 68-0326 - Funny, she's carrying a baggage pod, while the rest of the line has Mk82 bombs. 68-0387 68-0390 - Wing King's aircraft. Thanks for looking, Sven
    9 points
  24. I've spent the day with a shovel a snow blower and helping stuck neighbors (got about 3 feet of snow overnight) but my gas guzzling 2002 4X4 Dodge Ram (with studded winter tires saw me through my daily tasks) Back in the hobby room with a coffee and some Netflix to relax (don't say chilling!!) I've got a bunch of color on the Otter, you can now see the direction I'm going with this build. There's definitly going to be some touch up work required but the Tamiya lacquers make gloss paint a breeze. Making masks: gloss green: and the light and da
    9 points
  25. My submission for this GB is going to be the Tasman Models reboxing of the Heller 1/72 DH.89A Dragon Rapide. This upgrade box provides decals for 5 schemes, a white metal instrument panel, vacuformed canopy and some wire for rigging. I will be building this as the RAAF version. There are also detailed instructions for those wishing to improve the model accuracy through scratch-building, as well as a double-sided sheet with over 40 reference photos. Super-detailing is not my within my repertoire, so this model will be primarily OOB. I intend to do full
    8 points
  26. Hey all, Here's my rendition of the new Conqueror kit from Amusing Hobby. I picked this up from a recent pre-covid to the Tank Museum, Bovington after I kinda fell in the love with the real thing... What a beast! The kit is OOB except from the Aber gun barrel, because the original was a bit naff and basic. I also scratchbuilt a canvas mantlet cover out of milliput. I painted her using Tamiya Acrylics, namely XF-58 Olive Green, which may have looked a bit light but after a bit of weathering it created a good scale representiation. Weathering was with oil paints either thinne
    8 points
  27. Hi, Dewoitne 338 was a luxury long range French passenger airplane from late thirties. 31 of them were build. You can read more on this type here: https://www.passionair1940.fr/Armee de l'Air/Appareils/Transport/Dewoitine-D338/EN-Dewoitine-D338.htm and here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewoitine_D.338. Few of them were captured by Britts in summer 1941 in Syria & Lebanon campaign and them they were transferred to Free French forces. Together with other civil airplanes they went into LAM (Lignes Aériennes Militaires ) - the FFAF transport service which was flying between
    8 points
  28. Here is my other Eduard 1:144 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21Bis "Fishbed N" which I built back in 2012. It represents "Blue 223", of the People's Air Force of Mozambique, at Beira AB, Mozambique, in 1988. The kit was built OOB and painted with brush except for the final light coat of matt varnish which was airbrushed. The decals came from a Berna Decals sheet. The rocket pods came from an Attack 1:144 MiG-21 kit. I had arranged the pylons so that they would be carried on the inner ones but the undercarriage fouled the fit of the pods so I put them on the outer ones. It seem
    8 points
  29. Slow progress gain this week I'm afraid chaps Had a few issues over the weekend that ruined my bench time so hopefully I'll grab a bit more this week. Bloody ticker playing up again Stowed ammo now in place and more weathering happening, turret ring is now painted Tamiya Lacquer silver and had some Nuln Oil treatment. Enjoy Dan
    8 points
  30. Second picture of the Fairmile B comparison, seems I tried to exceed the number of allowed attachments... Steve
    8 points
  31. Albatros D.V 1:48 Eduard ProfiPACK This is the venerable Eduard Albatros DV/DVa kit Reviewed here back in 2018. I've always liked Otto Kissenberth's black aircraft with the large edelweiss motif on the side, so took the opportunity to build this from one of the kit options. In the review I was not sure about the colours of the lozenge decals, but having applied them over the same black paint as the fuselage, they look pretty good. The model is virtually 'out of the box' except for the slight alteration to the undercarriage legs to lengthen them (see review link).
    8 points
  32. Woah...Yesterday was a day of crash. I tried to finish Lysander but each time I tried to do sth with it I was breaking sth. When spats disintegrated at one moment I had enough. Today is much better. I've finished this oldie, figures and base can wait. Let's sum it up...I've worked with Matchbox 1/32 Westland Lysander - in original Matchbox box, which is exactly the same as Revell. I bought Eduard seatbelst, Master's barrels and Montex masks. I've rebuild pilot's and observer seats. Elecrical panel was build from scratch as well as map box. I've rebuild MG-s, barrels were removed and chan
    8 points
  33. The landing gear itself needed to be shortened by 1/4" or 5/16", taken from the oleo portion between the collars. I was concerned about the flimsiness of the legs after adding a fair bit of weight in extra parts in the fuselage and on the wings. I replaced the main leg with aluminum tubing, and slid a smaller diameter tube in to replace the oleo. The bottom part is white metal taken from the SAC gear set. The scissor links were the kit parts thinned and carefully drilled out, and care was taken to offset the scissors, and hand them left and right. I attempted to build new scissor links from st
    8 points
  34. The first area to tackle was the wheel wells. I created a spar with double-thick card, and the roof of the wells from thin card on the wing top parts. The ribbing was added with a lot of fettling, and reference to the Tamiya 1/32 kit and photographs. I added detail to top and bottom wing parts, and the result was sandwiched together, and more small details added. The start: Stringers and ribs added: Paint and wiring and plumbing: Almost finished:
    8 points
  35. I've not been active on my WIP's for a while, largely due to other projects, one being this little one. This is my S-Model Light Tank MK VI with Dan Taylor Modelworks etched brass add ons, to turret and side skirts. In 1/72 this is very small! The Caunter scheme was applied with lots of masking using AK paints from their Caunter scheme set. The three colours used (from six in the set) are Slate, Portland Stone and Silver Grey. I did find that straight from the bottle, the silver grey was not dissimilar to the Portland stone, so I darkened it slightly with some Russian Cockpit turquoise! Decals
    7 points
  36. Rather than load my HK Lancaster with bombs I thought I would have them on display to the front of the aircraft. I based the builds on those similar to what the new Airfix Bomber re-supply set provides, one trolley for the 4000Ib and two for the 500Ib bombs. the load could be said to be typical of a Lancaster raid. The 4000Ib bomb was slightly modified to give it a 2nd skin, this provided the front lip seen on many photos, the rear section being just an empty shell for balance. The two crutches were also added to the bomb. The David Brown tractor was also slightly modified to gi
    7 points
  37. This build came from one of those flashes of inspiration that results in a sudden urge to start a kit from scratch and see it through to the end in quick order, rather than languishing for a few years as per usual. Browsing through Airframe Extra No.7 'The Suez Crisis', I came upon a photo of a lineup of Meteor FR9s of No 208 Sqn at Hal Far, resplendent in Suez stripes! I had no idea this version wore these markings, only ever seeing them on NF13s before. I'd had this book a few years but never twigged, there's even a small version of the photo on the front cover, hiding in plain s
    7 points
  38. Wings on. This was a proper pain in the backside!! Just a few small jobs to do and that'll be that! More soon. Dave
    7 points
  39. A heads up for prospective hosts. In previous years, the first GB of the year has never been a popular slot as it has not given much time to prepare. This year I have pushed theat date back as far as I can. The first bunfight GB of the year will start on 23 Jan 2021, giving us more than seven weeks to prepare. The first actual GB will be the Desert Storm GB, commencing on 17 January 2021. However, we've known that is coming for some time. After that there will be one GB commencing almost each month up until September. This means that 2021 GB
    7 points
  40. Brothers, it is that time again, time for the pilgrimage to the most holiest of coops, where it once was said...... Pink is the word Brother. Gather round fellow disciples of primer of pink, @nimrod54, @Col. @trickyrich, @modelling minion, @Hewy, @Valkyrie, @JeroenS, @Pete in Lincs, For the brightest Reds, Yellows and Orange, prime first with primer on pink Here endeth the lesson, go forth my Brothers and spread the word, holding aloft the blaster of ghetto with Pink by Aerosmith on constant loop. Pink is the word. Pink is the word Brother.
    7 points
  41. Go away, come back, check that Tony’s work is still implausibly impressive. Implausible only in the egocentric sense that it’s waaaay beyond my ken and so must be implausible..... Continuingly awesome, sir.
    7 points
  42. Always is, once he remember to listen to those small quiet voices. Ours. Looking good Ced
    7 points
  43. What? no toilet in this racer? Unbelievable! Then a seat it is: Control horns were only present in the rudder. The elevator had internal ones. The position of the tail struts is drilled: The interior detailing is progressing:
    7 points
  44. The Saab J-21A. Not bad for a second-hand cast-off that someone obviously didn't want to keep, or didn't think worth it. Maybe it was the missing decals? The build thread is here:
    7 points
  45. This is a place keeper for my entries in the group build. I was going to build an EE Lightning, but having two in the stash and in the interests of stash reduction I though to myself “two at a time is not much more work than one” so: One NMF and one camouflaged. some extras: and sprue shots; F.2A: F.6, essentially the same kit with an extra runner with the over wing tanks Redtops etc: AW
    6 points
  46. I will move faster in the photos. Most of them are out of date, I've redone some things. As time goes by I have gained experience and I will want to redo everything...but I'm at a level too far so I'm going on like this. "Scratch" is a damn good experience.
    6 points
  47. This being a Mach 2 kit I’m sure that despite all you naughty naysayers and critics it will build up VERY nicely indeed and help you produce a very accurate model of a Convair 880 TT
    6 points
  48. oh dear and there's drama today!!!!!! The "Cheap Bottom" GB has lost a vote!!!! Is this the start of a fatal drop to the abysmal bottom of the poll (It's bound to stay above the creepy stranger!)........... did I put the hoodoo on it by calling it too early............ was the vote rigged to start with............ did I just get the figures wrong.........will it ever recover......will i even get my cocktail from Craig.......will the ice have melted.........does anyone really care........has Donald left the building? .............it's beer o'clock time!
    6 points
  49. Bathing the Llama ? I thought the instructions left said “basting”. That explains the trouble getting it to go back in the oven again afterwards at 180c for 20 minutes
    6 points
  50. We're here for you mate. I may be on the other side of the ocean, but I've had the opportunity to meet Martin on several occasions. (He does have tentacles, by the way). I first met him at the RAF Museum when he and @CedB graciously offered to host my visit and be my tour guides. Rarely do people in real life live up to their Internet personality, but Martin certainly did. Friendships were cemented on the spot - over a coffee underneath a Sunderland, I believe. I've been through several medical crises myself, including nine spinal surgeries, a femur rod, and two bo
    6 points
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