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  1. I have finally finished my Lancaster. But before I present the photos I would like to make a couple of comments in regards to the Airfix Kit. I don’t think is news to anyone to say this kit is quite mediocre. Throughout the building, I’ve constantly find myself fighting to it rather than enjoining the process. From the get-go, there was something weird about it. As soon as I opened the box an awful stench came out of it! it really stinks. Not sure if all Airfix kits are like this or only my box, but it was so bad that I have to put it far from my workbench. Second, called me spoiled, but I’m u
    52 points
  2. De Havilland Sea Venom 1/32 by Revell / Matchbox Hello an Welcome to the "long time coming" RFI for my build of the De Havilland Sea Venom 1/32 by Revell or Matchbox which ever takes your fancy. This particular one is the Revell boxing kindly sold to me for next to nothing by the very generous @rob Lyttle . I do hope that I have done her justice dear sir. The WIP can be found HERE. She was a blinder of a kit with lots of things to add to get her the way I wanted but the foundations were good which was all I needed. Shes a lot bigger than I though for a 1/32
    35 points
  3. Howdy Everyone, Just finished my latest effort, My attempt at Great Wall Hobbies 1/48 Black Widow, built from the `Last Shootdown` boxing This was intended to by my Halloween post but it over ran a bit Mostly from the box but with a few items replaced due to breakages ( why do they mould tiny aerials to the main parts? )..... and parts like the engine harness which I decided weren`t worth wrestling with esp` as you can barely see them. So: engine harness, `T` shaped aerials, pitot, fuselage side antenna all replaced with wire and pla
    30 points
  4. Finished not without a few errors by Airfix & equally by me. But all finished. Laurie http://
    28 points
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  6. Creeeeeeeeee. Bang! Door Two is locked forever!!!!. Bell AH-1 / AB-47 ( M.A.S.H ) 1:72 Italeri RFI What better date than Friday 13th in 2020 to release the RFIs for "Dr Spadgent's house of Horrors". This is door Two of a multi build thread that can be found here. And the WIP can be found Here. Everything will be explained within these threads. This is close to my heart. I watched Mash as a kid and it's haunting theme makes me stop in my tracks every time I hear it. The kit was a joy to assemble and the scratch parts
    22 points
  7. With a bit of effort I've pushed this one through the finishing gate. Need to make a simple base so I can add the figures properly. Went to the trouble of paining them, so may as well. This the Airfix kit with the CMK Wellington figures and Techmod decals. I replaced the gun barrels with some metal Master versions (rather nice). The bomb bay was filled with some extra 500lbers from the Whitley kit and some resin SBC from Belcher Bits. The decals were lovely and thin, but oh so brittle. Spent ages carefully putting them back together and patching up the gaps with (almost) match
    19 points
  8. Creeeeeeeeee. Bang! Door One is locked forever!!!!. Horton Go 229 1:72 Revell RFI What better date than Friday 13th in 2020 to release the RFIs for "Dr Spadgent's house of Horrors". This is door one of a multi build thread that can be found here. And the WIP can be found Here. Everything will be explained within these threads. This was a Great kit of a really cool ( in my opinion ) Aeroplane. Thank you for all your help along the way ( if you indeed did follow along ) and I sincerely hope you like the shots t
    18 points
  9. Hiya Folks, As many will know I have a very soft spot for the old Herk and the recent release of the new Zsveda C-130 Hercules kit was music to my ears,..... I never understood why Revell never went for the C-130 to add to its C-160, Atlantique, C-17, Grizzly/Atlas but I am so happy that Zsveda bit the bullet instead because this Ukrainian company have produced what at first sight appears to be a beautiful kit of the old girl with an obvious intention of producing other versions in the future judging by the left over parts, including a stretched fuselage variant. Having r
    16 points
  10. Hi comrades! Here my take on Classic Airframes kit. The kit was great, I liked it more than Tamiya (built simultaneously - see "family photos" and built/RFI thread somewhere here. The only thing I regret-is the leading edge lights - they are to close to/part of wheel wells, not to my recent skills to insert the clear plastic here . Otherwise-I'm happy with the result. The build is here: Thanks for looking!
    16 points
  11. Kit : Airfix Hurricane MK.I Scale : 1/72 This is an old build I started last Christmas. It’s an Airfix starter kit. I just wanted to build something simple because the other kits had just finished were complicated and time consuming. I finished this model in Tamiya paints. It’s built out of the box. The kit goes together really well so it was a pleasure to build. Thanks for looking. Ken
    14 points
  12. Hello Again, this is the second of my recent builds, once again built straight out of the box and painted with Tamiya acrylics. I'm not sure I've got the colour right I think it may be a little dark, also I'm not sure the two probes on the nose are positioned correctly and you will notice that the decals have silvered so overall I'm not totally satisfied with this build, please be kind. Thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms are welcome.
    14 points
  13. 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.
    14 points
  14. Hello all, Here is my recently completed 1/48 Hobbyboss A-6A Intruder, in the markings of VA-75 'Sunday Punchers' from the USS Independence on station in the Tonkin Gulf in 1965. A nice enough kit that needed some corrections, the build thread can be seen here Extras used included Hypersonic resin GRU-5 ejection seats, Eduard cockpit etch, New Ware masks and Furball decals. Paints are a mixture of MRP and Tamiya. Weathering done with Flory Models panel wash and a selection of Abteilung oils. I've always liked the ruggedness of the A-6 and I'm happy with how
    14 points
  15. Creeeeeeeeee. Bang! Door Four is locked forever!!!! Bristol Blenheim Mk.1f Airfix 1:72 What better date than Friday 13th in 2020 to release the RFIs for "Dr Spadgent's house of Horrors". This is door one of a multi build thread that can be found here. And the WIP can be found Here. Everything will be explained within these threads. This kit was kind of 50/50 some of it flew together some of it not so much . I had troubles with parts and she nearly went in the bin. ( a first for me ) I'm glad that didn't happen as she turned
    12 points
  16. Creeeeeeeeee. Bang! Door Three is locked forever!!!! Polikarpov I-16 Zvezda 1:144 What better date than Friday 13th in 2020 to release the RFIs for "Dr Spadgent's house of Horrors". This is door three of a multi build thread that can be found here. And the WIP can be found Here. Everything will be explained within these threads. This is the smallest kit I have ever built and what a joy! Thank you for all your help along the way ( if you indeed did follow along ) and I sincerely hope you like the shots ta
    12 points
  17. Wow, thanks alt That was enough for me to mask the Scooter demarcation and apply some brown: But I stopped when I realised the mojo hadn't been enough for me to mask the underside of the tailplanes Oops. Two Zoom calls today (both recreational) so no more done. Hopefully tomorrow
    12 points
  18. Hi to all! Here is my latest finished job and this is first time posting my job on this forum. So, model is Airfix A-4B Skyhawk, 1/72 scale and in Argentina colors. It's wonderful Airfix kit and it's pleasure to working on it... Take a look.... Thanks!
    11 points
  19. Thanks Giorgio and Ben Camo done now: I need to mask up for the black bits. More masking mojo required for this: Why oh why oh why oh why does the top colour wrap around to the underside! And I have to mask around the pylons. Horrid.
    11 points
  20. 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
    11 points
  21. 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
    10 points
  22. Hello to all of you guys and girls on this forum.I hope you are all doing good and are safe and healthy.I present you my latest finished model.The 1:72 A.Z.Models Zlin - 242 L.I built this little thing as a retiring present for one of the aviation goround crew - mechanic in our air force aviation academy squadron.The kit itself is pretty hard to work on.I t requires a lot of effort to assemble correctly.I cut the canopy in two to make it in the opened position.I made the wing lights out of transparent sprue and the seat belt out of tamiya tape.I painted the model with tamiya and gunze paints.T
    10 points
  23. thanks dov. I think I just need a bit more practice I hope the Eduard version of the kit is better quality than the Revell boxing of the Eduard kit - the Revell kit is very poor hey! I can stuff things up just as well as the next guy. Better even... Thanks G - I'm trying to raise my game to your level just the one the drivers feet rest on Pete thanks Ian. - it's providing challenges on several fronts at the moment the alliteration just provides that extra panache
    10 points
  24. 10 points
  25. Thanks johnny and Bill, kind of you both Brown bits done: Still wet. Green bits next - don't forget the refuelling probe…
    10 points
  26. 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
  27. This is an old Starter 1/43 kit, which depicted the 1990 Le Mans 'art car'. Unfortunately years in the garage of doom had rendered it a shadow of its former self. So it has been converted to '90 spec (side-exit radiators) and given a fresh coat of paint and some auction-site decals. This is the starting point: cleaned up but tatty.
    9 points
  28. Hi mates, I have assembled this beautiful kit to make this model: I hope you enjoy my work BTW, the WIP can be found here:
    9 points
  29. Ciao, here a diorama in scale 1/35 with a veichle of a Sonderkommando Dora ready to re start th exploration in a desert. The veichle is Tamiya in scale 1/35. see you Paolo
    8 points
  30. 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
    8 points
  31. As these are digital renders, the panel lines do look sharper and deeper than they will on the real thing. Bryan and I have been designing kits for a long time and there's a bit of a "sixth sense" to knowing how to model panel lines in CAD vs what you want them to look like in plastic. We've gone with a depth and width to match Sweet and Platz kits in 1/144, as we think they're an excellent balance of fidelity and character that will lend themselves to painting. If they look too heavy in test shots, we'll shave them down, we know that panel lines are of huge importance to get right and we won'
    8 points
  32. Now during my own association with the RAF Hercules during the 1980`s and 90`s the camouflage was transitioning from a Dark Sea Grey and Dark Green scheme with Light Aircraft Grey undersides to a wrap around scheme of Dark Sea Grey and Dark Green and having replicated the latter on my Italeri C.3P model I want to build this one in the former and many were looking quite tired and faded which is the look that I am going for; The aircraft that I have decided to most likely replicate is XV215 and to illustrate how the paintwork had faded,..... here it is in the early 80`s i
    8 points
  33. Here is my Yak-1 on skis, another post for a snowy day. This is Accurate Miniatures kit #3423 which was released in 1998. I first painted the normal camo scheme and then oversprayed lighter coats of white so you can see in places shadows of the fist scheme. This flew over the Leningrad front during the winter 1942/43.
    8 points
  34. Firstly I'm not sure that this is the appropriate forum - mods feel free to move. When I was younger there was a remarkable department store in our town centre which had a fabulous toy department with a terrific selection of models, Not least Tamiya and Hasegawa when they were not that available. I was often taken there by my mum, and it would be a ritual to go before Christmas and select a special model for my grandmother to buy me. When I was older I would cycle in to town and spend my pocket money and I remember that unlike other "toy shops" that sold models, I coul
    7 points
  35. Hi Folks, its been a little while since I've posted anything on here so while I have a little time here are a couple of my latest builds for your perusal. Nothing remarkable, built straight out of the box and painted with Tamiya acrylics. Thanks for looking as usual all comments and criticisms are welcome.
    7 points
  36. Amazon recently opened their Swedish website and I found these really cheap with free shipping so I accidentally pressed the buy button. I am curious to find out how the doors work on the BMW.
    7 points
  37. Well this has been sitting still for too long, so I had a max effort couple of days and it's finished! Proper RFI to follow.
    7 points
  38. I've added some more parts to it. I'm currently masking the windows on the windscreen, and after that I will fill and sand the seams. Still on target for paint this weekend.
    7 points
  39. This is my first serious attempt at displaying a boat 'in motion' on the sea. It was a huge learning curve for me and I will admit I was relieved to see the back of it. However, after a few days I want to try something else and improve on this effort. Any comments, criticisms and advice will be gratefully received.
    6 points
  40. My latest completed model, the Hobbyboss 1/72 easy-kit of the Fw.190A-8. It's not a great kit, not particularly accurate and missing a few details (like the aileron trim tabs). Still I like these kits and I have a few I bought for very little that I use to practice new techniques. This is one such model, as I used it to try a different way of reproducing the mottling on the fuselage... and I'm not happy with it, so I will have to try other techniques (meaning starting another HB kit...). I also tried to cut my own mask for the spiral on the spinner and again I'm not too happy with the res
    6 points
  41. 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
    6 points
  42. Paddy and Mick were two honest hard working Irish labourers (no! thats not the joke!) They were unemployed so they decided to go west to that big Irish colony across the big sea to see if they could find work When they arrived they ended up in the mid-West. They saw a road construction company and enquired for jobs 'We're taking electricity to lots of rural places. We need the poles erected for the power lines. Can you two do that?' 'Of course we can!' replies Mick Actually they couldn't but no good Irishman ever admits he can't do a job. The manager dr
    6 points
  43. I'm pleased with the first attempt with the clearfix. The window on the left is the kit clear window. The window on the right is the Clearfix. A great deal of boring masking was done yesterdfay. I did it when the fuselage halves were separate as I worried about poking the windows in. Just as well as I did poke one in. A bit of fettling with the seats in the cockpit area was needed as the 2 halves of the fuselage didn't fit together with the seats were they were. Once this was done, the 2 halves did align with only a small banana sha
    6 points
  44. Well, this was tedious: I worked off and on for 3 days to get this masking done. What made it more tedious than usual was the fact that each panel in the canopy had a 45 degree bevel (is that the right word?), which really slowed things down. Still, I was able to paint the canopy tonight -- Interior green, then black, then OD, then dull coat. While I was at it I dull coated the drop tanks and the filler caps on top of the wings. Those filler caps came out A-OK! What, me worry? Put a drop of Micro Crystal cle
    6 points
  45. Next step was to shape up the (Hasegawa) cockpit with Maestro Models photoetch. The instrument panel had to be modified, since the Danish Drakens had no radar. It is not spot on, but good enough for me in this small scale: Combining the Hasegawa parts to the Heller model was easier than I thought! (The white ones are from the Revell release.) Heller did a great job getting the shapes correct. The exhaust cone was a little challenging, but I solved it through not glueing the two parts together first, but glueing them one after one to the fuselage. And my insert solutio
    6 points
  46. The fuselage halves are glued together, and the prop is readied:
    6 points
  47. And the winner is........................... @Black Knight
    6 points
  48. You're right Keith there's a few that can be particularly mean and sneaky and considering I'm new to the armour scene and like to keep a low profile it's difficult for me to cope
    5 points
  49. About these rivets (apologies if we're drifting off-topic...)... yes. they are holes, or better I prefer indentations (to me a hole goes through the plastic) and they are not rivet... but let's keep in mind that this is not a real Bf.109E, it is a model of a Bf.109E that is 72 times smaller than the real thing and made in plastic through a certain manufacturing process. For this reason every feature on this model will be a representation of features present on the real aircraft: panel lines will be represented as narrow channels in the plastic surface and rivets will be represented with indent
    5 points
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