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  1. Just completed; Thanks for looking Constructive comments welcome but remember, I strive for mediocrity.
    37 points
  2. Been a while since I built a model after the marathon sesh i had back in Lockdown #1! Unfortunately during the current Mockdown I've been busy as ever at work and not noticed any change from my usual routine Just finished this though - seemed like a really nice and simple kit. I built it as Airfix intended straight from the box - I rarely build 1/72 so this might offend! Was a nice build and might get me to start looking seriously at 1/72 - they certainly look neat and take up way less space! All the best, Alan
    32 points
  3. Hi, Here is a selection of images from my latest completion. This model is based on the 'The first Jet Guardians of Neutrality' boxing of Special Hobby's 1/72 De Havilland Vampire. The airframe depicted is a Mk.1, specifically J-1003 of the Swiss Air Force as included in the kit. This release adds to the previous boxings of this kit with the inclusion of new tail booms and a new tailplane specific to the Mk.1. Also the later variant tailplane and the intakes have been re-tooled to correct errors. In the case of the tailplane its chord has been reduced and in the case of the intake ope
    21 points
  4. Hi there folks, here are a few photo's of my completed T-55A from Miniart, this has taken quite a while to do but really very interesting at the same time. It's like having 4 seperate models to build in one kit, they are all complete models in their own way, you have the engine, inside the tank body, inside the turret then the whole outside of the model. Never done an interior build before but i've got the bug now and will do another soon. The model is pretty much OTB with the exception of the tow cables which were from Eureka XXL and i made my own grab handles and tie down brackets on the tur
    19 points
  5. Yes indeed, an Airfix 109 in 1/72! Built for the recent Battle of Britain 80th GB here on the forum, the build thread is here but to recap: Kit: Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 (new boxing A01008A) finished as an E-3 Build: OOB with masking tape for seat belts Paints: Tamiya & Revell Acrylics. Klear, Flory Model wash; Oil weathering; W&N Matt Varnish Decals: Southern Expo Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary - 'White 2" of 4./JG51 from August 1940 Notes: According to the decal notes, this a/c flown by Ofw. Johann Illner collided with a Spitfire
    18 points
  6. Dear all - Showing pictures of my latest completed project: ICM's 48th scale I-153 'Chaika' biplane fitted with winter skis. Markings are for a soviet machine from 1940 so I guess this puts it in the Finnish winter war conflict. Great little kit although the extra sprue suppling the parts for the skis were not a good fit so a bit of work was required getting them onto the corresponding aircraft parts. Built OOB and only added the missing control horns for rudder and seat harness cut from Tamiya masking tape. Rigged using fine (flat section) knitting ela
    15 points
  7. 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
    14 points
  8. The really nice Hobby-Boss kit with the tremendous Shipyard set (photoetch and decks), Master DCA '47mm, 13,2 mgs)L'Arsenal Loire 130 and the out of space 3DTurrets and guns from New-Zealand Micro Master. 76DCD7BD-B20C-4345-9D99-ED7994CEB9E7_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 097EFDCF-17B9-456B-A817-C5683C3BF3BB_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 6A22550D-6AF2-4D95-A071-1935A339E038_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 66DDC5C1-00BB-4233-AC98-45A341320E92_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 6746B840-5319-4B5B-ADC2-7C3AEE245531_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 7891F62D-3
    13 points
  9. Hi everyone This is Trumpeter's 'US M1A2 Abrams' kit, which I originally built in 2013 to represent an Australian M1A1 with a bit of scratch building. I recently beat it up and placed it on this base. Extras: - Mouse House - Auscam paints, ration boxes and jerry cans - Southern Sky decals - Eduard bustle rack extension - other bits and pieces scrounged from my spares box. Original build with shelf mate
    13 points
  10. Hallo This is my MIG-21 SMT, the last in the build of 6 versions of the MIG-21. All, except the F-13 are from Eduard in 1/48. This kits are good, but with many areas where you have to grasp due to inaccurate instructions. This last version took me longer, since I was sick. So if you see some flaws, well I know, it is far from perfect. Now I will take a sidestep and build some highly detailed tanks in 1/35. In this field the instructions of high standard kits like MiniArt, RyeField and Takom are a joy, in opposition to Eduard aircrafts. Happy modelling
    13 points
  11. This is my long lasting project started back in 2013. As you can see, there hasn't been much done here. But I recently got the fenders on it and figured it's time to get it up on the internet. I don't have the shot of all the stuff I'm using here, but the base kit is Dragon 6301. I won't use Vorpanzer parts and will make it a regular later version Ausf.E. I also have Armorscale fenders and barrel, Lion Roar PE set, Aber PE stowage bin and Modelkasten tracks for this project. I'm also using the interior bits that got left over of Trumpeters Brückenleger build
    12 points
  12. Hello all from Viet Nam, My latest completion after 10 years since I've opened the box. Trumpeter F-14B is nothing but trouble, yes the details is nice enough if you will to ignore all glaring shape issues, fit issues and those rivet. The completed model take a huge spot from my shelves hence I sold it to a friend of mine and he kindly enough to took these super nice photos. I've used ejection seats from Quickboost, Pitot and gun barells from Master Model and Eduard PE. Comments and criticism are welcome <
    11 points
  13. Evening all, First of all I must thank @Deanflyer for all of his help on this build as without him I would not have been able to reproduce this aircraft. I present to you today the AZ models 1/72 spitfire Tr.9 dressed up in the colours of NH341 Elizabeth. The model is built as a gift for my brother who was lucky enough to have a fly in and fly, for a bit this plane for his 50th birthday. I was originally going to build the brigade conversion but @Deanflyer was happy to let one of his spare AZ ones go to a new home and he also let me have the template fo
    11 points
  14. Hi My last update, oh, it was long time ago, a year. This project is still alive, but I have no time for updates. Left side wall is ready. Longerons made from soft steel wire, fasteners are photo etched, thank's PART company. Regards Tomasz
    10 points
  15. Renault FT 75 BS FLYHAWK 1/72 Last year I bought the Flyhawk double-pack kit of the Renault FT 75 BS, which some of you may remember from the WIP I did at the time. The second FT that came in the box has been sitting around waiting to be finished since the first was done. As I've got a gap in my schedule at the moment, I thought I'd try and get some old part-finished builds completed before the end of the year, and this one came off the shelf first. There wasn't actually all that much to do, as I'd got the hull together while I was building the first one. A couple of days to
    9 points
  16. Japan Airlines “Sora wo Tobu” - Boeing 787 Kit : Revell Boeing 787 Scale : 1/144 Decals : DrawDecal I haven’t posted anything on Britmodeller for a couple of years. So, I thought it’s about time I posted something. I built this earlier in the year for a group build we had in IPMS Ireland during the first lockdown. When I started building it, I found out I had run out of primer. I had some white rattle can spray paint, so I used it. All I can say is big mistake. At first it worked great until I started to mask the paint. After finis
    9 points
  17. Very nice Day to All! Breaks between new builds and posts are longer and longer... So posting something small done not long ago.
    9 points
  18. So the latest update on the Sherman and I've fitted the upper hull in place and given it a coat of black primer. I've left off the tools etc so I can paint them easily and fit them to the hull later on. I've started work on the turret and hopefully should have this completed and in position soon. So more steady progress and I'm happy with the results so far. Thanks for looking back soon
    9 points
  19. Good evening everyone. Its been a little while since I finished a model or at least posted one onto here. But here it is. I've had this kit for over three years now sat waiting for me to build it but its always been left for another model as generally i'd never been a huge fan of olive drab models. I loved the box art, which was my main reason for buying it initially and after watching the Mini Series Catch 22 I knew I wanted to build it before the end of the year. My other reason was that I thought it would give me a good chance to use the chipping medium I had just bought.
    8 points
  20. Finished not without a few errors by Airfix & equally by me. But all finished. Laurie http://
    8 points
  21. Evening all This is my attempt at '332700' - a Bf109K-4 of JG27, found unserviceable by the allies at Wunstorf in April 1945, along with many other aircraft types, apparently including 18 other Bf109s, four Fw190s, two Ju88s and an Italian SM75 transport, mostly in various stages of 'dismantlement' - is that a word? The Fujimi kit went together well, using a Montex mask set (the Hakenkreuze are decals) and finished mainly with Vallejo and some Mig acrylics. There is a bit of calculated guesswork on the colours, but I went with the consensus, which seems fairly well d
    8 points
  22. Evening All, My apologies for the lack of updates and my tardiness in responding to your comments. There really is no excuse, however I am going to blame it on work, family and other commitments! Before tonight's meager update I shall deal with the incoming post... Thanks Steve, You're right I am as chuffed as a dog with two wotsits! It's a bit like the theater, the public sees the final performance but not the multitude or rehearsals that went before. For each part you see here there were several failed versions that now reside in a pot at
    8 points
  23. Hi! I'm starting a new build of Takom's fantastic Panther kit. It has a full interior included and very thorough detailwise. I have an ABER set to it, which has all the goodies including aluminum barrel, brass MG barrels, antennas etc. There's also MasterClub tracks, Eduard Panther interior set, Tamiya brass shells and Aber shackles. Some of the aftermarket aren't really necessary, but on the other hand, why the hell not. The details are very crisp and so far the kit goes together really nice. Nothing much has done yet. I'm at the point to get the first
    7 points
  24. A Landing Craft Mechanized Mk.3 from the Normandy Beaches It served with honour and now passes its days in a creek somewhere on the Helford River They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    7 points
  25. #24/2020 And my dad has finished his next, and for now last, IJ subject. This time the old Hasegawa ex-Mania Nate. The kit isn´t bad, regarding it dates back to 1977. This is a limited edition from around 2005. Decals tended to tear and float around and my dad had to repaint some of the red stripes. Plastic seatbelsts from Fine Molds, EZ Line for the antenna wire, painted with Tamiya XF-14 JA Grey, Gunze H422 RLM82, Tamiya XF-52 Flat Earth and Gunze H54 Navy Blue. There are different interpretations of this aircraft´s camo. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums
    7 points
  26. My first try on NMF!! Hope you like it, really apppreciate any comments!! First things first, i have 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. Thasnks a lot Duncan, really appreciate!!!! In progress, here... John
    7 points
  27. Thanks Alan The gun has had a little paint, and it is as done as I want it I think these will do to show you It seems that if I can be patient enough my little Olympus camera will handle flashless macro nicely, given the help of octopus the flexistand This lesson bought to me by Ced Octopus Advisor, ta mate I quite like these better than this Flash saturated thing Anyroadup, tara.
    7 points
  28. A small tale regarding our Burmese Marty. He celebrated his 1st birthday the other day & a quick weighing showed him to be 4.6kg, a very solid & fit young man. We (she) tend to be quite protective of him & unaccompanied trips outside are not on the agenda, we live on a busyish road with traffic whipping along it. I had admitted him to the basement where he likes to prowl but then realised my older son would be coming in soon which might have let Marty out, not worth the hassles from She, so I headed down to retrieve him. He had me figured so disappeared in behind some stuff &
    7 points
  29. Time for a midweek update. Chrome trim added to the Maserati's body. Cruel close-up. Front view. Almost time to take the masking off the inside of the body. It doesn't look too bad all painted blue... The Humbrol liquid mask is pretty good stuff. Maserati decals turned up, sadly even the smallest ones are too big. No idea what I'll do with the Maybach decals. Maserati metal transfers from the same source. Maserati script and trident badge applied to
    7 points
  30. This was a fun little painting project as a diversion from Cruiser modelling. The quality of the 3D printed models are just excellent and it was a chance to try out some North Star figures. Paints are Sovereign Colourcoats and Vallejo. The funnel stays were a trial and that was the thinnest stretched sprue I could manage. The B6 (light blue) boat has no rudder as this will be planted in the Berwick dio Thanks for looking Rob
    6 points
  31. I'm going to build my 1/72 Hasegawa F-104J as a JASDF interceptor based at Chitose on Hokkaido. It'll be roughly like this (pic is public domain via wikicommons): I'm going to do an aircraft based on Hokkaido. I really love Hokkaido, having been lucky enough to visit about six times when I lived in Beijing a few years back. Hokkaido is beautiful in winter, summer and autumn - I never got there in spring. It's also way north - the name Hokkaido literally means "north sea prefecture". (Well, the Japanese character in its Chinese root refers to an
    6 points
  32. This is actually a Hawker Typhoon FR IB, the photo recon version of the Typhoon. The build was an ongoing process, and was stalled out for nine years due to the fact that I couldn’t find the resin camera insert used in the left wing to make the conversion. That all changed in the summer when I found info that said that, later in life, the camera system had been removed and the area faired over with sheet metal. A cine camera had been added into the inner right barrel and the outer left camera barrel removed to compensate the weight difference. Another oddity that got to me was that the tail se
    6 points
  33. My Airfix 1/72 De Havilland Vampire T.11 WZ507 flown by Vampire Preservation Group, North Weald, Essex, England 2012. Eduard p/e set also used on this build. vampire11 by stuart burn, on Flickr vampire12 by stuart burn, on Flickr vampire15 by stuart burn, on Flickr vampire13 by stuart burn, on Flickr vampire16 by stuart burn, on Flickr
    6 points
  34. Round three: Airfix BAE HAwk T. Mk1 I’ve seen some glorious builds of the Red Arrow on here and wanted to try and give it a go. Main thing was to try and get that super glossy finish.. Results were less than perfect. Based on the tail sitter experience from the previous model I purchased a bottle of Liquid Gravity and proceeded to fill the space under the cockpit with it, mixed with CA glue (if I’d have put it in the nose wheel well it would have shown up). The gear is not painted properly yet! As I went to attach the wings to the fuselage I not
    6 points
  35. Thanks for all the encouragement with this build gents but the cage aerials are really trying my patience so have only been doing small bits at a time and inbetween did some rigging thanks to @grahamwalker for the plans to follow from and Lord nelson did appear with a lower aft mast at the Dardanelles campaign And i also added the rails and roof to the admirals walkway but doing so I lost some of the floor supports but will replace them with thin wire. Stay Safe beefy
    6 points
  36. The Boy found a box of Plastic Soldier Quick Build Panzer IIIs while I was sorting through some stuff last month, and asked if he could build them. I didn't have a clue where they'd come from, so I gave the go-ahead, and helped him with a couple of bits of the construction, which weren't a great fit TBH. I guided him through the painting and weathering, but he did all the airbrush wielding himself, using my Mr Hobby P770 for the camo (from Martin @ Aircraft.net). He hand painted the commanders, and I helped him with the decals that were courtesy of @Black Knight's generosity, although we ra
    6 points
  37. Bit of a delay since my last update, I blame the lockdown, means the wife isn't going to work and leaving me to get on with the important things in life...modelling! Painted the wheels and tracks, just got to put the metallic edges on the wheels sprockets and idlers, I cannot see any rubbing on the edge of the wheels against the guide horns like there is on the standard wheels. I have put on a first coat of camouflage paint, it's just freehanded working from photos and profiles using Tamiya paints, and I have managed to break off a spare track link hook from each side, good job I have s
    6 points
  38. Oh waily waily, the evil injection-moulded axis is voting out my favourite once again :
    6 points
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  40. Not much to the cockpit assembly. I'll add some seat belts later. The next bit is tricky. The greenhouse. This will be an unarmed aircraft. I masked all the pieces first. It is a mask set for the Academy kit, so I have had to add a couple of pieces of tape. But it is alright. It is together. A tedious pain to assemble, but I did it. I cannot vouch for clarity. I am leaving the door open on this. It's an option. Fuselage and wing halves went together without a hit
    6 points
  41. Assembled, to be painted. The disk will be the dial of the instrument:
    6 points
  42. Thanks, gentlemen... we're off. Not had much bench time lately, but given how simple the Citroen is, I can speed along! The interior colour scheme is more usually seen with a pale gold car, but I liked it, and the metallic yellow really belongs on an SM, not a CX2000, but it is a genuine Citroen colour, or something very like it is. Here, it's a Tamiya spray "Pearl Yellow", recently introduced into the range for the Anniversary 370Z re-issue. And this is where I'm at tonight. The seats have had a drybrush for that "velour" effect,
    6 points
  43. I really don't see any reason to complain. If you don't like riveted kits, there are still Bf 109Es from Tamiya or ICM available. Both are nice sets, cheap and easy to build. I myself like the kits riveted by the manufacturer, so I will have a choice - riveted or smooth. I really don't understand why you want to take that option away from me.
    5 points
  44. The body has now had umpteen coats of gloss white and the yellow section is painted in too. I've started to add some of the new decals but they are a REAL pain being so big. They have a tendency to tuck over or under themselves which is a PITA to sort out. Anyway - moving along slowly among my other projects...
    5 points
  45. oh dear oh dear!!!! there has been some bloodshed, don't look children! Only 3 members voted, but someone/ones been busy moving votes around and it's only just the 2nd week......just wait until the last few days!!
    5 points
  46. Thanks a lot! The tape method was far easier than making "panoramic windows" for my turbo single Otter projects (since you mentioned "Otter") I wondered if you would like to see them (2 of 3) in 1/48 conversions of the old Hobbycraf Canada kits; this is all done with paint by the way, no decals...well, OK. a couple of decals ..the registrations. Thanks for looking
    5 points
  47. Come on Tom, take air please I have really enjoyed this little project within the big picture, here's end of play today Main paint on and detail painting to be done in the a.m. With the cage/fence I have also added the atop-the-gun cable cutter (Yes Italeri missed that one and a couple of others) and this will get operator gear and cartridge chutes when it is under the helo. All great fun, suppose I need to finish the rotor gear next too. No, you haven't developed double vison, that is flash shadow
    5 points
  48. As the base kit is an M4A3, there are no grouser vents, so a rummage through my stash of cannibalised Shermans threw up a nice couple from the Dragon M51 kit, complete with retaining bolts and etched mesh. These tanks had the shovel attached to the side of the hull, and this one in particular, used a slightly different shovel, namely one with a T handle, as opposed to a D handle. So, once again, the Dragon kit came to my aid, and I reshaped the blade, and cut off the shaft. I attached a new shaft made from 40 thou rod. To give it a bit of strength, I drilled each piece with
    5 points
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