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  1. Here is my 12th completion for the year, 19 Squadron English Electric Lightning, Gutersloh, late 1974. Airfix 1/72 with Barracuda Cast seat and Master pitot. Finished with Hataka acrylics and Vallejo metalcolours. Built for the Interceptors a Group build. Thanks for looking. AW
    36 points
  2. Afternoon all, My latest build, and probably last for 2020, is the Airfix 1/72 Vickers Wellington GR MKIII boxing in Coastal Command colours. Representing an airframe based at RAF Chivenor... Airfix' own instructions state there is some ambiguity in the actual scheme carried, so whilst I'm sure the aerials and deice boots on the front of the wings should be a different colour, I am leaving them as is. Built entirely out of the box, using Tamiya acrylics - I am not and never am happy with how the white has laid down and no combination of thinner, ratio, air pressures etc
    30 points
  3. Hi all, Actually built this around May in lockdown but never got around to putting it up as it's not much of a looker (first one after 6 years clean of sniffing poly cement). Thought as it's an old and kinda crappy kit I would smash through it without a care but of course got suckered into trying to do panel lines and reshaping the horrible up-turned nose they gave it. Colours are way off but altogether not unhappy with the camo pattern. Decals were horrible, and unfortunately in spite of some lead in the nose she plants that butt hard on the tarmac
    29 points
  4. This is my effort i have no idea how you guys can turn out such fine efforts i build so slowly so heres my tiny SE5a done in the early hours when I could grab a few minutes i drew the line at rigging it. Dave
    26 points
  5. Kit: 1/100 Tamiya MiG-19 Farmer (61609) Paints: Tamiya Acrylic & Testors MM Decals: kit AM: none Kit was built OOB. 2004 repop of a kit originally released in 1968. Stand was modified from a stand included with a 1/72 Tamiya X-1 I built for another Blitzbuild a couple years ago. Hope everyone has had a good holidays. Happy modeling.
    25 points
  6. Hi folk's,Matchbox/Revell Puma,thanks for another great Blitzbuild!
    24 points
  7. Hello to all of you.This will be my last finished model for the year 2020.I made new seatbelts,gunsight and pittotube for this one.The paints I used are ak real colors and the decals are from Hi Decal Line.If you wish to see the full build process follow the youtube link bellow. Happy holidays to all of you and stay safe.
    23 points
  8. Quick project - Airfix 1/72 Hawk T.1, edition A50155 "RAF Benevolent Fund". Nothing special, but I saw XX278 and XX230 in this scheme at NATO Days in Ostrava-Mosnov in September 2012 and just loved it! I`ve started this kit years ago, but had no patience for those decals. Finished today. Thanks for watching!
    23 points
  9. Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth of No.12 Local Air Supply Unit (LASU) Kiarivu Airfield PNG Aug '45 Started about 10:30 on Sunday 27 Dec and finished about 16:00 on Monday 28 Dec, About 12 ish hours of hands on and waiting for things to dry, a hair dryer helped considerably. No rigging however, I can't do rigging -sorry. Thanks for a good GB, I enjoyed it.
    23 points
  10. My first Blitzen build which I only spotted on the evening of the 27th. 299 mins of modelling later and the kit is complete. It is the venerable 1/72 Heller BF108 kit with some replacement decals, airbrushed with Vallejo ModelAir paints and then hand mottled. The Build link is here : Thanks for organising this. I really enjoyed it.
    23 points
  11. Hi all, Thanks for all the kind comments on my Airfix Tucano so I thought I’d share my Airfix Wellington hot on the heels of it. This was a mammoth build and it took quite a bit longer than I imagined. I have added a detailed build thread contained below. Here is the finished article and what would turn out to be my penultimate brushed model before turning to airbrushing. Thank you for taking the time to look and as always I appreciate and comments and criticisms so I can improve model on model. James
    22 points
  12. Airfix 1/72 PR XIX. Built straight from the box, this is my third attempt at a Blitzenbuild, and the first time I've finished within the allowed time. Thanks for the encouragement, and for hosting such a fun challenge.
    22 points
  13. I think this may be the very first Avro Vulcan in a Britmodeller Blitzbuild, it’s the 1/200 kit by Cyberhobby/Dragon. I built it with a fair few modifications for accuracy reasons and the decals were printed myself with the exception of the lightning bolts as I finished my version of the design too late to print for this group build. As this is a blitzbuild, I have done it as if it were fresh from the paintshop. I will most likely revisit this model in a few weeks and add a wash and some exhaust stains, but for now a clean Vulcan is fine. This is my 5th build of the kit, and I thoroughly
    22 points
  14. Little H presents, Blitzen the Hurricane. 1/72 Airfix kit, painted with one of her Christmas presents, a new set of acrylic paint.
    21 points
  15. Heller Caudron C.635 Simon, took about eight hours out of the past 26: The kit is brilliant and I thoroughly recommend it in its new release with super decals. The only piece I added was a bit of sprue for a glimpse of an engine cylinder. I made the side windows from glue film, which bit me, so I’ve made six windows for four frames! WIP is here if you are interested. Thanks for a great GB - always good to have an excuse to just get on and build! Regards, Adrian
    21 points
  16. Season's greetings all This is my take on Johannes Steinhoff's Me 262 'white 6', while he was flying with JV 44 at Munchen-Riem towards the end of the war. In April 1945, his aircraft hit a badly-repaired bomb crater on take-off, which damaged his main gear and threw the aircraft off line. In his own words, his aircraft was going 'too slow to get airborne and too fast to abort' and he received severe burns in the subsequent crash, which put him out of the war and in hospital for some time afterwards. He recovered eventually to play a leading role in the new Luftwaffe, as well a
    19 points
  17. Thanks for another great Blitzbuild. This is OKB Grigorov's 1/700 Lockheed IX-529 "Sea Shadow". Gunze Lacquer paints and homemade decals. The "sea" is plywood, watercolour paper, acrylic modelling paste, acrylic paints and acrylic gloss gel. The boat needs some details painted and the sea and boat need to be better joined together. Build thread here: www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235085372-blitzenboat/ Alan
    19 points
  18. One of the two Sea Harrier models I managed to finish this week - 1/72 Airfix BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1 XZ457 "14" of 800. Naval Air Squadron, HMS Hermes Air Group, Falkland Islands, May 1982. Airfix SHAR kit is a total disappointment. If you think that wide panel lines are its biggest drawback, you are wrong - this kit has so many different issues that it could cover 5 other kits with them! Although it's easy to assemble, it takes a lot of work to fix all the bugs and it still won't look as good as the old ESCI! Airfix, it`s time for a new SHAR, at least as good as your G
    18 points
  19. REVELL 1/144 U-BOAT IIB U-20 BENCH TIME; 11 HOURS
    18 points
  20. So this might seem completely random... and it is... but these are two year's worth of my local club's Group Build models and it somehow made sense for me to combine them into some Frankenstinien kit. So I present a 1/24 scale model of Herbiski the Crush Bug. Its a 2/3rd scale recreation of a Soviet tank on an old construction tractor with a fibreglass Beetle body fitted as the driver's cab. You can see it crushing cars on the fairground circuit all year long, driven by Jordan 'Jesus' Jamerson. Built mostly in a 12 hour shift, most of which was filling my crude cuts to
    18 points
  21. Evening everyone, This is my first submission to the 'ready for inspection' section. I finished this model just as we moved house in the summer between lockdowns. I've been keenly following everyone else's submissions which has to an extent put me of submitting these pictures, but in the search for some advice/guidance/tips to improve, after a couple of pints of Adnams' Mosaic, have stumped the confidence to submit. A very brief bulid-thread can be found in the work in progress section (Admins, if I need to close, or move the thread instead, apologies.)
    17 points
  22. I finished this a couple of months ago having started it back in May to fill in between projects! The kit is the Revell boxing of the MPM plastic. It has a certain reputation and this one certainly lived down to it. Quite pleased with how it came out but happier to get it off the bench. The WIP can be found here Thanks for looking
    17 points
  23. Jehlik's Armoured Vehicle 1916 In your, frankly disappointing universe, Jehlik's armoured vehicle didn't progress any further than the filing cabinets of the US patent office, but in mine it went on to a gloriously disastrous career. Why limit yourself to this pretty uninspiring reality when a quick browse through the other more interesting alternatives is significantly more entertaining. Anton J Jehlik was mad. Madder than the maddest mad thing ever to hop though madland, you'd have to be to have designed this: Silly isn't it. Sillier sti
    16 points
  24. Hi This is probably my last finished build for the 2020 year. The kit is little difficult and didn't address to the beginner. This Pembroke was used to spy the border during his travel between RAF - Berlin camera compartiment was added. The kit didn't provide this particulartity of this plane. I added it. I add too some radio in fuselage part behind the cockpit. But this is an "inspiration" I didn't have photos who give a reality of these instruments. A special thank for all who helped me to build this kit by their advice and photos
    16 points
  25. Hi everyone, this is my 1/72 Zvezda MI-26 of the Russian Air force. The kit was great quality with lots of detail. The inside was very detailed with lots of structure and the tail rotor drive shaft visible. Fitting everything in the fuselage halves was easier than I expected and was a quick process. The only fitting problems I had was the two engine air intakes which didn’t align properly with the engine covers. The rotor blades had strong joins to the rotor hub and came pre bent. I did accidently break one of the joins to the hub but managed to glue it on correctly. I sprayed it with a dark e
    16 points
  26. Kit : F-18B Brand : Hasegawa Scale : 1/72 Decals : Home Made Decals This is my F-18B Hasegawa 1/72. The kit was released in 1991, so I'm not sure if that is classed as old, but the decals did look old and yellow, I fixed the yellowing, but they were all cracked. So, I went with plan 'B' Irish Air Corps. I had already printed the low vis Irish roundels a couple of years ago. I just had to find some numbers and I used some of the smaller kit decals. Ken
    15 points
  27. Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 XE375/239-Z, 810 NAS aboard HMS Albion Operation MUSKETEER, November 1956 Kit: Hobby Boss 1/72 87251 Build thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235085505-hawker-sea-hawk-fga6/
    14 points
  28. Matchbox 1:72 Dassault Mystère IV A. Pretty simplistic kit in many ways but still pretty fun build all things considering. Simple weathering/definition with Flory Models Brown Wash. Straight from the box apart from the pitot tube. Painted with a hairy stick using Vallejo Model Colour and Model Air paints. Build thread here:
    14 points
  29. This is IBG's 1/72 Diamond T 972 Dumper, a kit in a lovely series of these little trucks. Lots of parts and well detailed. Build time: 22,5 hours. Painted (mostly brush) with Vallejo paints, weathered with Vallejo pigments and Tamiya weathering powders. Build thread here: Some more pics here.
    13 points
  30. The E-type Jag race version is the 1962 Cuningham entry for le Mans. Heller took a few shortcuts with their standard E-type production car to do this. The tyres and wheels needed widening--the tyre moulding still carried the tag with the title "Citroën 15"! Fuel tank is scratch built in the boot, plus a complete roll cage, and converted to right hand drive. Sliding side windows installed and the back bumper omitted. And some enhanced screen wipers and wash jets etc. Some effort made to keep her down on the springs and looking race ready. A great kit to work with. T
    13 points
  31. Heller Mirage IVA 1:72. Built OOB... if the box contained plasticard and filler !
    13 points
  32. One of the two Sea Harrier models I managed to finish this week - 1/72 Italeri (ex-ESCI) BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1 ZA177 "77" of 800. Naval Air Squadron, HMS Hermes Air Group, Falkland Islands, June 1982. Old ESCI kit is simple and needs some work, but it's quite accurate. I`ve used Eduard PE set (poor), Pavla resin air intakes (awful) and exhaust nozzles (awful), Pavla resin gunpods (even more awful and innaccurate), Pavla resin MB.10H ejection seat (poor), Airfix AIM-9Ls (good after some work), Master Pitot tube (nice) and DP Casper/Xtradecal/Airfix decals. Painted with Gunze Mr.Colo
    12 points
  33. It's been a busy year, beginning with the compleete refit of BM HQ, followed by a slight pandemic, and ending with my mum needing triple heart bypass surgery, which she thankfully came through and seems to be making good progress. I started a few projects on the QT, but haven't had much in the way of ability to keep going due to the various demands on my time, including this latest glitch in the matrix that's throwing up seemingly random 500 and 503 errors. Anyway - that's the excuses over with, now for the picture... yes, one picture, mainly because Sputnik-1 is a ball, and balls tend to lo
    12 points
  34. Build log here..... Those of you who followed, know that HMS Berwick arrived as a slight after thought Thanks for looking Rob
    11 points
  35. Hello Britmodellers, here my Merry Christmas to you all! I love the picture i got via SG ETUO. Great Group which wants to make a Flugplatz Museum with mostly british AC. Ca. 1971: Quite fresh XV800 No. 20 Sq from Wildenrath Now on top new pictures of my changed (yesterday) R.A.F.P. corporal with "Snowdrop" cap and black/red R.A.F.P. armband on the left. A happier New Year to you all! Tom
    11 points
  36. Here are some pics of my two most recent efforts. Washes as very much work in progress, but seem to be getting there (clock is ticking...). Some decals omitted (in fact, almost all of them on the Swift as the ones with the kit were dreadful). I left the Tricolor off the Sabre's rudder as it looked likely to spoil the wash effect. That kit (Italeri) came with very good decals - in case of interest. Feedback appreciated. (I know the photography needs attention!) Quite an ugly aircraft,
    11 points
  37. Thanks for the great feedback chaps, Track time, so these tracks had a rubber blocks on which the pins went through, trying a few new techniques so give a bit of texture to the rubber. They are only test fitted at this point in time and still have a load more processes to go through. Paints used for the rubber portion are Vallejo Panzer Aces Dark rubber, Light rubber and Vallejo Dark Grey. Primed with Halfords finest grey primer and the first base coat was Mig Ammo Dark Tracks A.MIG-035. I then sprayed freehand with no masking Vallejo Dark rubber on t
    11 points
  38. From Russia With Love. MI-24A HIND. 1/72 by Zvezda. Hello and welcome to a nice relaxing companion build in more ways than one. It will run alongside two other builds. one mine and the other belonging to @Nikolay Polyakov . If you are following my other Hind build "HERE" you will know that Nikolay very kindly offered to send me some decal rivets for the 1/48 version that were only available in Russia for my build. In exchange I sent him some Flory washes that are tough to get over there. After a few weeks of postal travel we both pretty much received our packages
    10 points
  39. Seasons greetings all, I guess I should display the cast list to my 2020 Blockbuster 'Modelling with a Mask' Varied scales this year, as articles dictated what I was given mostly, but they were all fun, and kept me safe. Most have been in SAM so apologies for the repeats ( but that's what you get at Christmas!) Aunty A's lovely 1/72 Naval Brick started the year. Decals are from the old Modeldecals sheet. Eduard 1/48 Mirage IIICJ, a test for some new NMF paints, but Mirages have to be silver, don't they? HK Models 1/48 B-17G occupied a lot of time - decals came f
    10 points
  40. Well, this is my attempt at was has been a very popular topic on BM for the past few months and I'm sure we'll see much better ones than this in the coming weeks... Anyway, pretty much straight from the box and as you can see I've closed everything up. Parts fitted together with the minimum of fuss considering the size of them and the only tiny amount of filler was around the engine nacelles where they join the wings and the modified beaver tail. This was modified simply by using the larger of the tail parts provided and re shaping according to the plans in the Hercules Warpaint.
    10 points
  41. well that worked. ok here's where I'm at before I venture out into the snow. She starts with a very different office. The scale is such a difference but the detail is just as refined. If you have this kit beware that the instructions are slightly wrong. they ask for parts from a "C" sprew but there is no such sprew. There are two "A" sprews but the instructions ans for items from both. some of the PE has already been added. I think this means "remove" but as @Nikolay Polyakov's English is better than my Russian. ( I can't speak Russian) I'll let him clear t
    10 points
  42. Cheers Beefy So a tad of washable dust - last time I used this it wasn't very washable so a new bottle acquired and another crack at it. much better now. Enjoy Dan
    10 points
  43. Thanks Bill I have some Strong but use it with care! The i/p is OK as long as I don't zoom in. Just so you know I haven't been slacking: Green bits, shiny tank in and then dry fit so I could glue in the side panel: That Rizla paper in the clip is for the ??? bit that might be a strap/cover? Some Aizu tape painted for the belts: Almost ready - the floor of the test equipment bay needs to be yellow green too: Getting there.
    10 points
  44. From the build thread here: You come about the van, mate? It's in the lock-up, step inside... Sorry it's a bit gloomy in here, the tube light has blown again. It's seen a few miles has this van, still going though. It was orginally supplied to a groundworks company in South Tyneside but long since de-fleeted and sold off. Of course, the paintwork faded everywhere apart under the old company stickers, so the ghosts of its past are still visible, a good polish might help. Someone fitted a roofrack after it was sold off but it's a useful feature. The beacon might come in
    9 points
  45. Season Greetings, I had this kit for almost a decade and never had the chance to build it as there was no space in my apartment in Mumbai, back home I have some space so after completing the B-29 Lady Boomerang I decided to give it a go. The built was fairly simply not much fuss just for some clear parts that one has to be little careful, there was one missing part but I can live with it. For painting, I use the Mr.Hobby silver 8 but due to lack of paints here I used black to the silver to give some panel modulation and brown and red for exhaust. The most feared part of the kit was the De
    9 points
  46. Hobby Boss A-4M Skyhawk. VMA311, 1977 Paints Vallejo, Mr Hobby and Tamiya. Total build time 22 hours 15 minutes including kip time. Build thread here
    9 points
  47. Hiya Folks and hope you are having a Very Merry Christmas! I have been building this one for over a year,..... it is jinxed,...... beautiful kit by Airfix,...... but this one was cursed!! It has fallen off tables, broken into pieces, had parts go missing,.... the full works,...... but last night I got it over the line and I`ve taken some pics quickly before it has another mishap! Since buying the photos seen below depicting 80 Sqn Gladiators in Egypt in 1939 before war broke out with Italy in 1940,..... I have wanted to build a model of one,.... especially with the change from silver
    9 points
  48. Good evening mates and…Merry Christmas, even if a little late!!! Since my last update, I’ve had a busy time modelling and haven’t found the time to load all the pictures on Imgur until now. During the last couple of weeks I’ve been busy painting and masking and painting again,but I’ll start from te beginning. I’ve never been interested in French aircraft, thus my knowledge about them is very poor. Anyway as it often happens to us modellers, I changed mind and I got in love with the French aircrft in the colours of the Republic of Vichy. Recently I bought several Kits in 1
    9 points
  49. Bandai TIE Fighter converted to one from the Mining Guild from Star Wars Rebels and Darth Vader’s TIE
    9 points
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