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  1. Kit - Hasegawa 1:72 Paint - All enamels Decals - Superscale 72-530 Extras - None Douglas AD6/A-1H Skyraider VA-65, NAS Miramar 1958 Had this in the stash for years, so over the post-Christmas & New Year, dragged it kicking and screaming to the bench. Such an easy build like so many of these 1990's era Hasegawa kits, hardy needed any input from me whatsoever. Painted in 'Old Skool' Humbrol and Xtracolour enamels and used decals from a
    29 points
  2. Greetings Brits- Here is another 2021 Model RFI. This is the Excellent Tamiya Do335A kit in 1/48. It was one of the most fun models I have built. This kit has the Bomb Bay and internal detail and that is very neat... Enjoy and naturally not weathered much as it's on the Ramp at Oberfaffenhofen back in the day...
    27 points
  3. Kit - Airfix 1:72. Paint - Humbrol, WEM & Xtracolour enamels. Decals - Kit. Extras - LAU-3 pods from Hasegawa Weapons Set. Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier VMA-513 'Flying Nightmares' MCAS Kaneohe Bay 1976 Bought this on impulse from a mate here in NZ just a couple of weeks before Christmas and decided to get it built more-or-less immediately. Hit the bench at the same time as the Skyraider and built side-by-side. Definitely does not 'fall together' i
    22 points
  4. Here’s my first model started and completed this year - the Bronco 1:35 Comet finished out of the box as “Iron Duke IV” of 1RTR, 7th Armoured Division in Germany, April 1945. My first go with so-called workable tracks (they are a bit wonky, but most of worst bits are hidden), and there was some more complex photoetch than I am used to (the exhaust cowls at the back), but the rest was a pure joy to build. Used brush painted MIG Ammo SCC15 for the main paint job, with Tamiya acrylics for any detail work. Various oil and acrylic washes to make it a little grubby and a final flat coat of brushed o
    19 points
  5. Hello all, long time lurker who has managed to work out how to upload pictures. So here are a few of the whippet I did a couple of years ago.
    19 points
  6. My real first try at some weathering. Paints used were Tamiya and Mr color along with Mig pigments, AK interactive washes,and Abteilung 502 artist oils. This was a very exciting build for me and at one point I was ready to trash it completely. Thanks to someone's model videos, I had to press on. This builder is really a great modeler. I hope you like my first try at the weathering, I really had fun.
    19 points
  7. I'm calling this done, after a long-ish pleasant build - with some problems entirely of my own making. The WIP is here ........ .......... and grateful thanks to everybody who looked in / liked / commented and contributed, particularly @Anthony in NZ @Spookytooth and @(ex)Sgtrafman who regularly commented and chivvied me along - especially as this was my first WIP. Special thanks to @(ex)Sgtrafman and @DaveJL for providing replacements for the decals I was clumsy enough to destroy. This was a build of the Revell 1/48 Phantom FGR.2 using Xtradecals for a 74 Squadron line je
    17 points
  8. Good evening, colleagues! Allow me to present to your court the next model from the Star. Recently, I have seen several models of this helicopter on the site, I don't see any point in talking about a prototype. The model both liked and disliked. I did not like the huge rivet, the "glass" material, muddy and not amenable to polishing. The decals are normal, for the joy of sticking an additional tech from the KA-52. I did not delve into the match much, I added an imitation of hoses, wiring, etc. to the box. I used aluminum tape. After processing the photos, I was a little upset – I did not rem
    16 points
  9. Hello all. This is the Dorawing Bf 109 A/B, completed as the plane of Oblt Erich Woitke from 1/J88 in Spain in 1938. Those planes were painted in RLM63 with RLM 62 irregular patches of green painted on the field. The kit is not easy to do but can be completed as a A or B mark. So the fit of the cowlings is delicate to say the least, and the undercarriage is not a piece of cake. Anyway here are the pics: 6FAF7779-63F3-47DB-8E69-0DF94CCFF128_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 672324BC-0517-4ED1-9F05-AF06B0F0BAE8_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 85FD5D70-5545-47EE-87B1-712431F2DE7A
    16 points
  10. First 1/35 kit in about 20 years (I did some tanks as a kid when I was maybe 14 or something :D ). After 1/72 armor, this was SO relaxing. Everything was big and easy to paint, so the weathering was a joy. I'm not 100% happy with the mud (mainly the placement), so if anyone has any tips, I'd be all ears. I followed Andy's excelent tutorial(s) on ModelingNews for quite a few of the techniques, which was really helpful: https://www.themodellingnews.com/2015/12/witness-final-wash-up-as-andy-whips-up.html
    16 points
  11. The old Matchbox model, which like most of their models, represents relaxation for work. Although my box is from 1979, the decals were top notch. I am satisfied with what has been achieved, the colors are Model Master and Humbrol. I also plan on a Buffalo with Finnish markings, just a Hasegawa model. Here's the picture.
    14 points
  12. I recently finished Airfix's new 1/72 Spitfire Vc. After agonising over various Malta schemes I decided to use the kit decals for a USAAF 31st FG aircraft based in Algeria during the Tunisian campaign, flown by Captain Albert Holloway of the 307th FS. I'm not really keen on the sharkmouth, so I chose to represent the aircraft before it was painted on! The kit itself goes together well although I had to fill a fairly big gap at the wing roots. Cockpit detail is excellent - I just added some Eduard etched straps. My one major complaint is the thickness of the sliding canopy so I rep
    13 points
  13. Hello Friends! Thunderbolt P-47D-28-RA I decided to do some improvements to the kit Worked with the engine and undercarriage bays Machine guns made from injection needles I selected the serial number according to the reference literature Enjoy watching! I wanted it as best, it turned out as always...
    13 points
  14. Got a belated Xmas gift from Grandkid Ezra yesterday. It a kinda non-official Lego kit and good for ages 5+. The decals are stickers and as I later found out, they have the sticking power of a frightened limpet to a rock. A quick check shows the kit is a tad bigger than 1:48 and the serial number is for a Mk.IIa built by Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. P7350 served with 266Sq, 603Sq and 616Sq and is now with BBMF with markings for 41(F) Sqn. EB⦾G From this.... ....to this in about 15 minutes. Sorry about the lack of finished photos but he flew it home rig
    13 points
  15. Thanks Nikolay For me, BM is most of the fun and the modelling - mostly, fun too. Thanks Rob To be precise it's DSG on this one although I have some EDSG plans soon! I couldn't go to bed without doing this: Look at all that tape! I was generally happy until I came to the last piece I took off. Seriously, the last piece: A hoard of rats! It'll touch in, as will this stupid little bit: …and this: The other side was fine:
    13 points
  16. My Wyvern build has given me a small desire to build some more naval subjects so I've chosen the most challenging kit, this thing: I can't remember where I bought it. It may have been 'abroad'. No wait, (quick search of emails) it was from Hannants. Ordered with some pilots, so obviously to fill up the postage. I wish I'd checked the instructions first. Or Scalemates, which tells me this is a rebox of the 1964 Frog kit. Going to be a challenge then as: …the instructions, especially the scheme, are a bit 'basic'. What'
    12 points
  17. This kit used to belong to a fellow kit Modeller called Donald John MacKay, who lived locally in Oban and was a good mate of @Scimitar. Donald passed away recently leaving his family with an extensive stash of both books and models from a lifetime of collecting and @Scimitar real name Richard was a great help to the family in enabling them to get proper value for the items. This kit and others Donald never finished were rescued from the rubbish bin as the family were clearing the house. I asked Patrice @TEMPESTMK5 for special permission to join the Mediterranean Theatre of Operatio
    12 points
  18. Good evening everyone. Plenty done today. I spent a good bit of time messing with colours But I think progress has been made. More snow was had so apart from speeding and snow ball fights later on the first part of Sunday morning was spent bench side. The last bits to get primed were the fuselage halves. aaand I had to get the cargo seat belts on. Now all that is out of the way I can get on with a pre shade. The main office. Cargo hold. And roof. I did the engine bay even though you won’t see it. Th
    12 points
  19. Well this will be my 5th and last build in this amazing GB. Yes compared with some of the Superheroes on here that's pathetic but it is a personal best for me in a GB. This was the classic impulse buy but let's face it when I am ever going to get a chance to build one of these otherwise ! I hope you like it Cheers Pat PS Cat not included
    12 points
  20. I've gone for a mixed picture of Semetex on the decks and Corticene remaining on superstructure floors I used hawk decals fro the stern as The Atlantic models Decals don't contain 3 x "H"s. Miinimal silvering - so far, so good I then used the Atlantic decals on a well prepared and fully "Kleared" surface forward Port hull side Massive silvering Despite my usual Mr Hobby Softener - Irrecoverable, so I scraped them off before they truly set, nd off course took the paint off right down to the resin I have since tried the Atlantic
    11 points
  21. Hello everyone, I have been a long time lurker, but I've just plucked up enough courage to post one of my own builds, H.M.S. Cornwall by Trumpeter, and Eduard's Big Ed kit, chinese barrels and wooden decks. I know there will be discrepancies and mistakes made not just by me, but Trumpeter and Eduard too, but this I'm not here to discuss them just now. Oh and this is the first model I have made for about 15 years and the first time I've ever used P.E.! I have to say I did really enjoy building it, even though, at times i found the PE kit incredibly frustrating
    10 points
  22. straight from the Panther group build: a Panther in unfamiliar French colors: Tamiya Panther V, Ausf G 1/48 French Forces decals by Brachmodel, but actually provided by @Foxbat - thanks a lot buddy! metal tracks by Friul model by the way, the group build voting is still open until feb1 to everyone, many a great Panzer Vs to vote on! go on! https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235081199-panther-stgb-gallery/ WIP here: have fun:
    10 points
  23. This kit has been part of my life for a long time, it seems. I started the build thread back in September 2020; it's been a challenging journey in places, partly because of the design of the kit and partly because of the decisions I made during the build process, but I think the end result was worthwhile. Why did I get this kit? I've always loved 1960s GT cars - Jaguar E-types, Ferrari Lussos, Aston Martin DBs and the like - but I'd sort of forgotten about the Maserati until different examples popped up on Jay Leno's garage, Fantomworks and Chasing Classic Cars all within a coupl
    10 points
  24. 10 points
  25. Some part so this build are a challenge I enjoy, making the guns is one of those, at least now they are both complete. Over 100 separate brass parts later, the 40 mm Bofors is ready to prime I'm really pleased to have that bit done in a way I'm happy with, it makes or breaks the model Ammo cartridge will be printed btw, there are limits..... Steve
    10 points
  26. Thanks Keith Thanks Roger I'm waiting for things to dry before the gloss coat so, continuing the Naval theme, have opened the box on this: Come on over! Thanks Giorgio Touch ups done: Sky bits painted on the racks: I'll let all that dry overnight then gloss coat for the transfers.
    10 points
  27. I quite agree, I really like his translations. I've built a few of the Sword Vc kits (including Seafires, I think four or five), so I feel like I can weigh in a little here. The interior detail of the Sword kit is finer, but the fit is substantially worse in every aspect. It's a kit that requires a lot of sanding. Tonight I put the belts on and closed up the little cockpit sabot: Then cemented it into place: And closed up the fuselage. Then I put the wings on. Here I encounte
    10 points
  28. Tamiya is to release a new tool 1/48th McDD F-4B Phantom II kit - ref. 61121 Sources: https://www.tamiya.com/japan/featuredreleases_early2021.html#Static https://www.tamiya.com/japan/products/61121/index.html Price is not cool https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TA61121 V.P.
    9 points
  29. Hi everyone! I used to do be an air modeler till teenage but now I haven't built anything for about 25 years. So, please, be understanding for imperfections. Recently, I decided to make my modelling dream come true: I built the Monogram B-52 in the SAC 50s livery. The model is built out of the box with just minor adds like the replacement of the rear gun machines with 4 "Mini World" Cal 50 machine gun barrels. The colors used are: Dull aluminium areas: "Tamiya flat aluminium - XF-16", lightly buffed (to reduce the glitter aspect) and then covered with "alclad Klear Ko
    9 points
  30. Hi folks, I built Aeroclub's lovely little Gamecock about 20 years ago, finished it in 43 Sqn markings from the kit's superb decal sheet and rigged it with invisible thread. Three house moves later it was looking very sorry for itself, relegated to a cardboard box in the shed and with parts broken off. I recently decided to salvage it, especially as it fits right into my current interest in between-the-wars RAF biplanes. It was stripped to its component parts and restarted almost from scratch. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the kit, it has injection-moulded wings, ta
    9 points
  31. Hi All! Another item from the madhouse Hobby-Boss 1/72 easy assembly kit Colours RLM 74/75/76 Paints Gunze Enjoy watching!
    9 points
  32. Hello Everyone Adi here . . . I wanted to make a Snowy Base for the Finnish AF Hawker Hurricane which I just completed. To make the base I use Plywood and cover this with acrylic putty. I use baking powder to sprinkle the base for the Snow Effect. I make trees using wooden kitchen skewers and single strand wire. For the branches I used dried grass as I did not have access to Woodland Scenics Sea Foam. I make my own flocking using a sponge and I churn it in the mixer. I make two different shades of green. I spray the trees with diluted PVA Glue and sprinkl
    9 points
  33. One of our boys in Oliver Twist mode this morning He'd already been fed at 0700 but was hoping that by 0830 when this was taken we had forgotten. Nice try. Hope you're all staying safe. John
    9 points
  34. Thanks for the feedback folks. I'm a BIG believer (in modelling) that 'less is more', I almost always 'under-arm' any aircraft builds. Not saying that presenting your build with a full loadout is wrong, just that 90% of the time I prefer to keep the build looking relatively clean. A couple more here that follow that idea: All the best Ian.
    9 points
  35. Well I'm calling this one done turns out much better than I thought, completely different for me but that what's makes these GB's so special Hope you like it cheers Pat PS; @JeroenS that's 100% completion rate for the ️ Sailing ships section of this GB !
    9 points
  36. Thanks Keith, much appreciated Cheers Erwin, thank you - glad you like it Detailing job continues on the engine and firewall, here's what I did over the WE: the engine and cowling framing received a Tamiya Smoke coat I also airbrushed a coat or two of W&N Galeria Flat Clear, on the engine only I then added the engine bearers Then I added this big pipe, using 1mm solder and alu tape strips for the fasteners; some fasteners added to the oil an cooling fluid pipes too
    9 points
  37. Hi Folks, apologies for the posts today, I’m playing catch up. This is the Merit 1/48 kit. It has its foibles but it goes together okay if slightly basic in detail. It represents an a/c flown by Flt Lt L.G. Schwab in Paramythia, Greece, 1941. After a holiday in this area I knew I had to model some of the aircraft that operated out of this beautiful valley. I have a Blenheim and a Swordfish to add to this. Sprayed with Colourcoats and Maketar custom mask. If anyone knows the serial, please let me know and I will gladly add it. If it was sprayed out then happy
    8 points
  38. Good day to all, I wanted to try some new techniques for weathering so I started this Airfix Spitfire Mk.II as a test bed. I learned some lessons that I will and will not apply on subsequent projects. While most everyone knows this kit, here are my thoughts........... 1. Paints used : A. Mission Models RAF Dark Green #MMP-077 B. Mission Models RAF Underside Sky #MMP-080 C. Tamiya Flat Earth #XF-52 D. Model Master Medium Sea Gray E. Various other colors for the exhaust, cockpit, wheels, tires, etc. 2. Seven different colored w
    8 points
  39. Hello again, time for a long-overdue update... I've had a few minor issues to sort out, one of which was down to my own stupidity (), and other which took a while to sort out. () Firstly, in my infinited wisdom, I thought it would be a good idea to paint the various main elements separately, before gluing the lot together. The fit of the Tamiya kit is so good, I thought I'd get away with it. So, engines, wings and tail planes pre-shaded and sky'd: And spot the (non) deliberate mistake - I seem to have two starboard horizontal tails. I'd even ma
    8 points
  40. Alun and mick, thank you for your kind comments, and Alun that sounds a remarkable feat to manage the entire war on one ship, she certainly had a remarkable life, as I should imagine did your father ! I never imagined that one day I would be inviting people to look at pictures of my chopper online, but now I have, I feel that I am now at least partially qualified to enter Parliament ! I now have an embryo airwing, the first of many little aeroplanes (I believe that Victorious had a permanent deck park of 14 aircraft at this time, so this is the start of a major
    8 points
  41. After a nasty bout of Covid I have finally managed to find the energy to get this one finished and photographed. This is the excellent Takom kit with just a few additional details. It was painted with the Ammo Mig Berlin brigade paint set and weathered with pigments and oils. A WIP can be found here. I would also like to thank John @Bullbasket for the very helpful photos and Dan @Dads203, Ivan @ivan-o and @Scimitar F1 for sharing their knowledge.
    7 points
  42. Hello all Today I would like to present you my elephant, which is made by Tamiya just like Stef's model. However, I decided to use Friul tracks, because I think they fit better to this big giant because of the weight. The Zimmertit I have treated with damage and some parts like the front armour of atak not used. I am not really a Zimmerit fan and therefore less is more Have fun! MD processing of the Zimmerit edges
    7 points
  43. Well, this giant has finally risen from the pile of scrap that came out of a skip. It was enjoyable (if somewhat large) project. I think I'll stick to little stuff such as 1/8 in future...
    7 points
  44. Dear fellow Britmodellers, may I present my 1/72 Revell SdKfz 7 in markings of 116th Panzer Division, Aachen, 1944. I built from the box, adding a few stowage items from Black Dog (T72078). Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, weathered with graphite pen, artist oils and pastel chalks. Photographed by Wolfgang Rabel. The Revell model is a re-box of the MACO kit, originally released in 2011. It seems that Revell have bought several of the MACO moulds, such as the Flakpanzer IV 'Wirbelwind', and the SWS half-track, which also appear under the Re
    7 points
  45. First completion of the year is in the books! This model was actually started in the spring of 2020 but it was relegated to the Shelf of Doom until I pulled it out after the start of the New Year and finished building it. It's almost all OOB save for the Masterclub tracks and Aber metal barrel. It was a fun build that allowed me to try some new techniques. Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
    7 points
  46. Just looking at the pics of "Tiki" the Kursk Tiger. Looks like the Fiefels are still fitted. I read somewhere that the filters were a pain to maintain and they were left off after the very early Tigers and I was going to leave mine off. I looked back through the thread and found Longbows pics of 505 Tigers at Kursk complete with Fiefels. One cannot always believe what one reads. (Or thinks they remember reading..........) A little progress. The joint with the front plate needed sorting both sides . The tyres needed finishing. Don't look too close they need a lot
    7 points
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