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  1. Latest build from me depicting the loss of Panavia Tornado GR.1 ZD791 on the very first day of the Gulf War, January 17th 1991. Crewed by John Peters and John Nichol, their Tornado was hit by both a surface to air missile as well as taking hits from 23mm flak. Both survived the ejection and were taken prisoner and were released at the end of hostilities. This is a 1/32 scale Revell kit, the aircrew being aftermarket items. Not a perfect build and certainly some artistic licence was used, hopefully this depicts a well known incident from the first day of the Gulf War. Last pict
    30 points
  2. Hello colleagues! My new model is in the 48th scale.
    28 points
  3. VPAF MiG-21PFL 'Fishbed-D', '4127', pilot Dong Van Song, 921st FR, Noi Bai, 1966 Dong Van Song flew this plane often on the first part of 1966 - and two kills were confirmed by Noi Bai pilots with this airframe. On july 14th 1966 '4127' was shot down by F-4C (flown by Capt W J Swendner and 1Lt D A Buttell) using an Aim-9B missile. Pilot Ta Van Thanh was killed as the plane disintegrated over Hanoi, while he was chasing F-105s. - - - - - - Kit: Eduard MiG-21PF ProfiPack Edition (#70143) Scale: 1/72 Aftermarket: Master pitot tube, Pri
    25 points
  4. The Academy F-4B builds into a really nice kit. Kits painted with my Tamiya mix colors and decals are from the IPMS Yankee Station Mig kill sheet. The carrier deck with launch briddle is from Zoukei-Maura Brian
    21 points
  5. I started this ancient Airfix Do17F in 1/72 well over a year ago, and got to the decals stage around January this year. Unfortunately the decals were no good and I shelved the model, the replacement decals I would need to buy would cost more then the model itself. Because I am probably slightly insane I decided recently to just but the decals and ended up using ones from four different decal sheets to complete the model. So with an evening of applying decals and an afternoon of weathering, here it is. It’s also my first attempt to airbrush exhaust stains. Criticism welcome
    21 points
  6. I can remember going to the International Air Tattoo and seeing this in the static line up and promising myself that I was going to build it soon. Well soon has been stretched a little bit but I finally got it done. The kit had quite a few extras added to it but all worthwhile in my opinion. Eduard Cockpit Etch Set Eduard BOZ Pod Eduard Sky Shadow Pod Eduard CPU-123 Paveway II Quickboost Undercarriage Covers Reskit Wheels CMK Martin Baker Mk.10 Ejection Seats Master Pitot & AOA Probes Painting was achieved with Xtracryli
    19 points
  7. I just took these photos of my first proper little diorama project ever WIP and background here: Airfix kit, Tamiya and resin figures, base made of floor insulation foam, plaster, static grass, and Mig Ammo Acrylic Water. Thanks for looking - comments are always welcome! Elger
    19 points
  8. Hello folk's,I've been having a cull of older builds but one I couldn't part with this little one from a few years ago definitely one of my favourite builds and aircraft in fact I've just bought a Revell 1/28 kit for a second attempt at the Red Baron's mount,anyway here she is thanks for looking!
    19 points
  9. Quite a job for a mediocre modeller such as myself Broplan ATR 72 with much scratch building and cobbling; and wit the 42 (built from this same kit, just sawed off) Comments welcome but keep in mind, I strive for mediocrity
    19 points
  10. Having had a break from Helicopters for a while, I'm back with this one: Very kindly donated by @AdrianMF it's another old Airfix, but thankfully not shiny plastic! Thanks Adrian, very kind of you, I'll try to do it justice. The first problem is the end opening box, soon sorted: Some shots of the parts trees, as usual. Rivets. Count 'em! Not as prominent as the P1127 so they may just get a gentle rub down. I think these bits are the runners from the fus
    18 points
  11. Finished the diorama at last. The MGB was on here months ago but never got around to finishing the scene until now Fujimi garage accessories.
    17 points
  12. The very good Eduard's 109 in the markings of the second greatest Ace of the WWII. Best regards. DSC_0001 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0002 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0003 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0004 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0006 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0005 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0007 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0004 by jean Barby, sur Flickr
    17 points
  13. Hi everyone I started this one for the Journey's End GB back in the summer and never managed to get it finished until recently. It's a pretty nice kit. It's typical Eduard in that why use one piece when you can break it down into 3 pieces but I'm happy with the end result. This was the Bunny Fighter Fighter Club boxing of this kit with an extra decal option for an A/C RLM 81 and 82 wrap around camo with replacement nose panels and bare metal under wing surfaces and a few extra bits of resin. The machine, yellow 7 152xxx, was discovered by US forces at Prague-Kbely in M
    15 points
  14. Maybe as a nod to the spirit of 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle', I recently dug out an old 1/48 Monogram P-51D Mustang that I built (badly) over 40 years ago. I stripped off the thick layer of Humbrol 11 and used some spare parts from the new 1/48 Airfix Mustang kit to replace items that had gone missing. It wasn't the quickest of tasks - I think I could have built 3 Tamiya Mustangs in the time it took me to complete the refurb! Anyway, after all the stripping, replacing, repainting and general refurbing, here's the end result, Scat VII, flown by Gen, Robin Olds in 1945: The pos
    14 points
  15. Hi all Well this is my first WIP on BM, I don't frequent many modelling sites these days and spend most of my time on LSP (Largescale Planes) due to the fact I usually only build 1/32 (oh and superdetailing a 24th Mossie). Anyway, Britmodeller has always been a site I loved from the minute I joined, there are so many helpful and knowledgeable people here and so happy to help. I have been given great info on the Brit Phantom which I used to know very little about, except for the fact I always loved this version of Phantom. I FINALLY managed to get a copy of the Wild Hare conve
    13 points
  16. Here is my Platz 1:144 North American P-51D-20-NA Mustang which I built back in 2007. It represents 44-72218/WZ-I "Big Beautiful Doll", flown by Lt. Col. John D. Landers (78th FG CO), 48th FS, 78th FG, 8th Air Force, USAAF, from November 1944 to May 1945. The kit was built OOB and fully painted and varnished with brush. As I have mentioned before, these Platz kits are a real delight with great finesse for this scale. Eduard has released these same moulds under their label. Highly recommended. Thanks for looking and, as always, all comments are welcome Miguel
    13 points
  17. Hi All Eduard's 1/48 Weekend Edition 84123, built OOB, AK Interactive and Tamiya paints. A lovely thing to put together, bags of detail even in this boxing. Will be building another. WIP here Comments and suggestions welcome Cheers Steve
    13 points
  18. Painted to represent the PR2 prototype PX216, during trials at Boscombe Down in November 1945.
    12 points
  19. This is my latest offering, Revell 1:48 AC47D D Gunship which was re boxed recently. With a spot of scratch building and Eduard photo etch set: I really enjoyed this build.
    12 points
  20. This was a bit of a challenge and it hasn't turned out great but frankly better than expected. Interesting aeroplane though. It used more filler than glue in places and required a lot of weight to keep it in its wheels. Sprayed in Vallejo acrylics and using a Caracal decal sheet, here it is. z20201205_164755 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20201205_164806 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20201205_164814 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20201205_164826 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
    10 points
  21. 1/32 ITALERI TORNADO Well I had to do it, just to see what it was like compared to the old faithful Revell kit. at first glance it's nice, but there are flaws, well there are with most kits, but when it's all new tooling, and such avast array of online images, you would think it's impossible to get wrong. so this is the cockpit OTB, with a few ANZY decals and switches, but the ejector seats are from the kit, I also opted to use Tamiya tape for the seat belts, as the PE supplied is thick, and not very pliable. any enjoy landing gear is next. So new pics of the build so far
    10 points
  22. With tanks and infantry, the Grenadier Guards managed to fight through Hunner Park to the south end of the road bridge. Machine guns firing, heavy weapons in action, shaking the streets with their explosions, covering everything in clouds of dust from the pulverized masonry. The bridge was shaking with the explosions. Skidding, shaking, firing the Guards' tanks, they reached the other side. The attack to seize the Nijmegen road bridge (Waalbrug) was carried out by the senior battalion of the Armored Guards Division. AoS sign white 51 over red square is owned by the 2nd Btn Guards Grenadie
    10 points
  23. Hi all, Here's my completed Spitfire Mk Vb. Only took me around 9 months to finish! It's an OOTB build, but I used AM decals as I didn't like either option offered by Airfix. Fiddly kit to build, and I'm glad it's finally finished to be honest! Thanks for looking Matt
    10 points
  24. E-3D Sentry (AWACS) VIII Squadron RAF Anniversary scheme Airfix 1/72, Combat decals. This is a special build requested by a friend who flew the E-3D as a co-pilot. One of his colleagues recently passed away from cancer in his early 50's, leaving a wife and children behind. This model is for them, a tribute to a husband and father who flew the E-3D as Captain. ZH106 was apparently his favourite, and he shared the nickname 'Grumpy' with it. Enough words, this will be going to his family:
    8 points
  25. The day I thought would never come final has..... No not a deal on fishing, but...... Two assembled track runs complete with DBs Not only that but.... Already had initial paint work..... They can be completed after all! Cheers Darryl
    8 points
  26. Finally fully back on-line thanks to a new router, so a chance to reply and an update. A lot of the types mentioned above have special memories for me. My father used to drive huge distances for his work in the early 70's, so got through company cars on a regular basis. After a couple of tank-like Austin Cambridge's, things got more modern with a Triumph 1300 (which seemed to be a regular visitor to the local garage). Then came a white Morris Marina 1.8 Super 4 door BKD858K-I remember the speedo reading 110mph on many occasions! Then his work required more load space, so an Austin Maxi 17
    8 points
  27. After that I tackled a 1/48 Sepecat Jaguar by Revell. An aircraft I wanted to join the RAF to fly as a boy. My first foray in to aftermarket resin as part of the ejector seat was missing out of the box. The fit of some of the parts was pretty rubbish but overall I'm happy with the final result And last one for now, a 1/72 airfix Sea King. This one went together really nicely, would like to do another in Royal Navy colours. Currently working on a 1/24 Airfix Spitfire Mk Vb. Not nice!!
    8 points
  28. So, the weathering process continues. This picture shows a good example of how grubby the underside got on these birds. Between muddy fields, engine / cannon soot and the oil leaks that Merlins were known for, the bottom of these aircraft got dirty! Note also the patches of what looks to be red dope on the port horizontal stab. After airbrushing the basic exhaust staining, I did a bit of oil wash and then tried out Flory Washes for the first time. Very nice stuff, I'm a big fan. Essentially nothing more than fine pigment, water and a surfactant. You slop it on heav
    7 points
  29. Perhaps you're right! Thank you Sir Does this look 'toned down' to you? Just kidding - that's the wash on but, when it's dry, a lot of it will be wiped off again. Hopefully.
    7 points
  30. Ok, here's what I've come up with (and it's staying like that!). I mixed some Vallejo Dark Sand with Light Brown and added their RAL 7028. I think it isn't quite 'yellow' enough? But once I get the Green/Brown over-spray and White-wash on and then a bit more weathering it should look OK. What do you think? The photo's were done earlier on with sunlight coming into the man-cave by the way so may give a more accurate appearance. Davey.
    7 points
  31. Thanks Bill, great pictures DO please stay around Bill and add your usual helpful comments, otherwise you will be missed! Sanding has commenced… Thanks Steve Hopefully my 'standard' will encourage you to do yours. I'm not planning any major fiddling… but you know what happens to plans. I had some sanding mojo so one side has been Micromeshed: May need another go over…
    7 points
  32. Hello I have just finished this couple of Special Hobby Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF. First here is the NF Mk.11 in French colours when assigned to CITT 346 (Centre d'Instruction Tout Temps - All Weather Instruction Center) at Tours AFB in the 1960s. At the time this squadron was the advanced training unit for all weather fighting and was equipped with Meteor Mk.7 & Mk.11 in addition to some SNCASO Vaitour II. Camouflage is Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green, with a little light blue-grey on the radome and to mask a previous unit code.
    6 points
  33. ..there have been a few of the 'new' Airfix Skyhawks on BM recently, unsurprisingly given that its such a nice little kit. Shame the nose shape only looks 'right' from certain angles. I should really have modified the antenna behind the cockpit too; here's mine.. 3a Escuadrilla Skyhawk embarked aboard the Argentine carrier 25 de Mayo (ex-WWII Royal Navy carrier HMS Venerable) during April/May 1982.
    6 points
  34. 1/48 Hobbyboss McDonnell F3H-2M Demon VF-14 Tophatters. OOB apart from Pavla resin seat. Demon 1 by stuart burn, on Flickr Demon 2 by stuart burn, on Flickr Demon 3 by stuart burn, on Flickr Demon 4 by stuart burn, on Flickr Demon 5 by stuart burn, on Flickr Demon 6 by stuart burn, on Flickr Demon 7 by stuart burn, on Flickr
    6 points
  35. Little more progress, spent a pleasant few hours chipping away at the Panther.. Combination of lightened Vallejo dunklegelb and a little dark red primer. After that broke out the Ak pencils and added more scrapes and bare-metal effects. The idea being rather than concentrating on one area do a little in one position move round do a bit more and so on, until the whole thing is done evenly...thats the plan anyway! The pics.... Even sta
    6 points
  36. Well the ILS/VOR blade antenna's are now fitted...It is official, I need to look at the intakes now I made new base plates for the antennas as the conversion ones were a little uneven and the edges were damaged in places. so the white at the base is 10thou plasti-card. A much nicer fit too. The shape of the antennas was refined to match the originals a tiny bit better and scribed some details on. Did I mention the intakes terrify me????? Thanks for your interest guys Cheers Anthony
    6 points
  37. Looking forward to this. Especially as I’m not having to do it! As background info, I snuck in a visit to a model shop in suburban Chicago a few years ago after a trade show, and it had nothing but car kits, apart from five of these. On principle, I always buy something when I go to a model shop, and so I walked out muttering “what the Hell am I going to do with this?”. Sorted. Regards, Adrian
    6 points
  38. I will be looking in here from time to time, just something amazing about the Cedvedere so it would be rude of me not to. No interference whatsoever Ced but if you need anything in my vast archive call on it do. Wise decision to stick with the kit as is, look rivets. Er where? Not on this picture so rub em down would/might suit. Have fun Ced, this one endears herself to the model maker.
    6 points
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  40. The short answer is yes, heading back in the airflow. However, quite often modellers overdo the smoke staining, but that is their weathering choice. Just check the photo evidence for what you're modelling if you wish to portray it accurately. There are so many variables at play based on the type of aircraft and airframe age, gun useage, ammunition type, traffic areas, whether it has been wiped down purposely like for example with the addition of muzzle leading edge gun patches or accidently rubbed off on armourers' clothing. Also need to consider where most staining occurs (e.g cas
    6 points
  41. Excellent a place at the bar, and I haven't forgotten my mask.
    5 points
  42. @trickyrich and I have consulted. I seems that there are a number of builds which might need a teensy bit of help getting over the finish line. Therefore as an early Chrstmas prezzie this GB is extended until 27 December. Wisely, the extra time you must use.
    5 points
  43. Welcome Giorgio, Ian, hendie, Terry and Simon - great to see you here I know exactly how you feel Adrian - what am I going to do with it!! Hopefully a good job Great story, I love 'em. Indeed, thanks Bill Rivets are now flattened: I've avoided sanding the panel lines this time, I think, and left a few rivets around some 'features' for interest. Now then, these bits: Bill left them out and glued in tiny vanes I think I might scribe these out a bit instea
    5 points
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  45. Nice work Giorgio, that windscreen fit looks perfect now I wonder if the 'bad fit' on the trialing edge is supposed to be there so you can sand it to a thinner profile that the molding allows? Not helped by the flaps though. Great progress! I already have one chaps so salivation avoided! I bought mine in March '17 and have used it a bit, but as it has a strangely shaped top: … and vibrates I don't like to leave it lying around…
    5 points
  46. Hi, Recently joined the forum and thought I would post a few photos of the builds I have done over the last 2 to 3 years since restarting in the hobby. First off, my 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito, my first attempt at a model in many years and the first time using an airbrush and acrylic paints. Then there is my 1/48 Revell Mk IX Spitfire An improvement on the Mosquito as I honed my techniques a bit
    5 points
  47. I tend to agree with you, Alan Thanks for the praise Cheers Keith, thank you As for the sunset pic, only a week later we had this Raining now, but still snowing hard up on the mountains - and of course skiing is forbidden due to the COVID situation.... Thanks Ced, windscreen sorted, see below Thank you Johnny You're familiar with Italeri yourself, so... Oramask is really great stuff, especially to be used with a cutter like the Silhouette range, but also good for hand cut masks Tha
    5 points
  48. <Removing copyrighted Airliners.net picture. Please just post links to their site in future> Opposite side. No fin biased rudder - check Foot panel windows - check Lovely clean looking airframe - check I am out!
    5 points
  49. Yes, I always did myself.....I attached them as I made use of the moulded on tool clamp on some and just added the PE levers, so added them to ease building.......not doing that again. I take it you mean that you added the tracks to build, not painted off and added last........I've only done that once, and on and Panther too....my night fighter. I'm still needing to finsish it, but intend to redo the paint job on the turret and the tracks and wheels,....and then muddy it up.
    5 points
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