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  1. Here my latest. It's Revell's 1/32 Tempest V. This is a re-box of the Special Hobby kit and is really quite nice. The moulding is just sublime with wonderful panel details and thousands of subtle rivets, which look just fantastic on the finished model. The fit of the parts can be challenging at times but care and a little test, dry-fit and adjust gets it done. I added Kamizukuri paper seat belts (the wong style I now realise - they should not be Sutton type), Master Brass gun barrel (SUPERB!) and the Barracudacast Nose Correction Set. They jury is out on the Barracudacast nose, it is a
    43 points
  2. Greetings Folks, May I present you my latest built Microace Ki-67 Peggy 1/72 (LS molding) The kit is a bit dated but was truly fun to build? The two most challenging parts were masking the glass panels and trying to match the color. The masking took me a whole day, it was a lot of work for a few minutes of painting. For the paint, I did lots of trial and errors, first I thought I should go for the green but some I see brownish olive. So I settled for the brownish olive if incorrect my apologies. The kit was over-engineered for its time for sure, and in some places it was tricky but the fi
    32 points
  3. Hi all. My latest finished aircraft is Kinetic's 1/48 F/A-18A Hornet in Agressor colours. On the internet I found foto's of the actual aircraft which had some miss-matched panels that were probably taken from another airframe. Also, the paint was pretty worn in several places. This was the version I just had to build of course. Aftermarket parts used are resin exhausts from reskit, an ejection seat from Aires and the ALQ-167 pod from the AMK weapons set. Kit decals were used and everything was painted with Mr Hobby acrylics over Alclad black primer. Thank
    27 points
  4. Hi folks! Got this kit as a Christmas present to myself courtesy of @Robert and decided to round off my odyssey of classic WW2 fighters with this one. It's built from the box with the addition of Barracuda ailerons and radiator/oil cooler covers and a CMK seat. I'd only recommend the Barracuda set if you really can't stand the metal ailerons in the kit, the other stuff can be remedied or left as is for the casual builder like me! It's an excellent kit for the price. Fit is very good all round, the usual places requiring filler at the wing roots and underside just
    27 points
  5. Hello to all of you.Here is one model I built OOB.It is a nice model to work on.I used tamiya paints and caracal model decals for the markings. Regards,Dragan
    24 points
  6. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Another of my unduly protracted "OOTB+" construction projects, this one was started in 2015 I think, and substantially completed in late December, but I still haven't added aerial wires or the ring-and-bead sight. This bloody thing fought me every step of the way. It was the first of several new-tool Airfix Tomahawks I've built, and I didn't yet know how to fettle the main parts to fit nicely, so filling and sanding was required. After laying fallow for some years, I was off on a P-40 kick and started it up again. I used Vallejo pai
    24 points
  7. Hallo This is my next Spitfire. A IXc variant. Quite straight from the box. With some use of some etched parts. Some more ahead. I choose Techmod decals, because this colorful option won my heart. Beside this I had a book about the southern theater of operation. Well, next time a Spitfire again! Happy modelling
    23 points
  8. Hey Brits- I just finished the Typhoon with alot of help from this forum in the WW2 Section. I ran into areas of question such as ID stripes, sky color codes, under canopy Color and bomb rack location which with the great help from you guys I was able to overcome and make an accurate model of my favorite British airplane of ww2. I usually prefer the bubbletop with underwing rockets! But this is the earlier car door version with Bombs that I fell in love with. The Decals are from Techmod and were really great... The Scheme is Dirty Dora and I referenced the color image that is
    21 points
  9. The torpedo boat 11 (as well as the numbers 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16) was built in 1884-1885 at the German shipyards Vulkan and joined the Greek Fleet in 1885. It took part in the war of 1897. In 1905 it was transformed in the factory " McDowell and Varvour "in Piraeus. On October 18, 1912, during the First Balkan War, under the command of Lieutenant Nikolaos Votsis, he sailed to Macedonia, during the operations for the liberation of nations, from the Ottoman Empire. Sailing with the traffic lights off, having instructions from the local Greek boat captains Michalis Koufos and Nikolaos
    20 points
  10. Some time around 2015 I became aware of the deficiencies of available P-51B kits in the proper scale. I promptly obtained a Hasegawa P-51B kit, which still has the best available fuselage. I then fitted the cockpit and wings of an Academy P-51B, the best available at the time (I'd use AZ/KP wings now). The wing panel lines were filled in accordance with NAA practice (at least on the top surfaces, wink wink) and the ammunition loading doors were revised as they are too long OOTB. Attaching the new wings was surprisingly easy; a wee bit of plastic had to be trimmed between the flaps to clear
    20 points
  11. Beginning with a topic of British interest. Scorpion in the Falklands War. Construction of the old kit was completed in early 2020.
    19 points
  12. Hello my Friends. This is my latest. Had fun with this until a slight mishap when I broke the wing because of my own stupidity(I hope you can't tell). Anyway alls well that ends well. All the best. Ralph
    18 points
  13. Greetings Brits- Here is the 4th of 4 of my Recent German model build. This is the recently released Eduard Special edition 'Adlertag' kit of the Bf110C for Battle of Britain. It includes a lot of decal schemes, but I settled on this one from the kit decals. This was a fantastic kit! The Kit Comes with an Ammo and gun servicing Luftwaffe Crew of about 5 or 6 excellent figures with a work table and tools. I will build them some day and I left the Nose gun hatch loose and repositionable for a clean aircraft (fit is ok) or with hatch off to show the guns. It looks handsome in t
    16 points
  14. 2nd of my builds Talbot lago gp
    16 points
  15. My next finished project is Zvezda's Boeing 767-300ER. Finally a type again that I myself have flown in (in 1998 to Florida). This was the second time my parents and I went on holiday to the US. The first time was in 1992 and then we flew with the KLM 747. I had hoped that we would fly with the 747 again in '98 but "unfortunately" (as I thought then) it turned out to be the KLM 767. I thought that was strange, because the 13 year old me did not understand that a twin engine aircraft could fly so far :). In retrospect, I am glad that I flew with this type, because after that for whatever reason
    15 points
  16. 1st attempt at a group build and my 8th model since I started during lockdown Unfortunately due to Xmas and COVID I haven’t been able to do any modelling for the last 6 weeks Didn’t quite get all the finishing touches I wanted anyway here it is 1928 Citroen c4 thanks for looking
    15 points
  17. (Updated pics) Heller L083 P-40E RAAF Markings, painted with Vallejo model colour paints, finished with Winsor and Newton Matt
    15 points
  18. Bit of a Frankenspitfire MkXVIe, in the end I think parts from 5 different kits were used, still it did start as a Heller 282 kit. Fuselage, tail, canopy, interior and exhausts are all french at least. Decals from the Eduard Combo set. Painted with Xtracrylix and Vallejo, varnished with Winsor and Newton Matt. Spinner was handpainted with Humbrol yellow once realised the decal couldnt be applied fully with the prop in place.
    15 points
  19. Hi Brits... More German planes in my recent 'Fatherland 2021' Build. This one is the excellent Tamiya 1/48 Me262 kit. Very great kit with diecast metal nose structure it sits perfectly on the gear. I painted with Gunsie Mr. Color Paint, tinted for 1/48th scale effect. Tamiya Clear coats used... Decals are Sturmbirds pt1 Eaglestrike (they give you the tail number for White 2). Wash is Tamiya Dark Brown in the oily areas like the control surface hinges and access panels. Soot is the Tamiya Makeup Compact kit which is really nice. Light dry brush foot-wear in traffic areas lik
    14 points
  20. Okay I admit it. I cheated for this one. Having had a nightmare with the invasion stripes decals I decided to omit them. So I now present the aircraft as it may have been on the days before the order to paint black and white invasion stripes was promulgated. Here is the evidence. It's a great little kit, I just wish I had done it justice. Next time I'll paint the stripes on given the advice and guidance from fellow Britmodellers ! FFH
    13 points
  21. Morane Saulnier M.S. 406, Smer rebox (horrible decals!), Turkish markings. Build thread here:
    13 points
  22. Dear Colleagues: As there has been some discussion on the airliner part of this forum about the relative merits of the Airfix and ESCI kits, I thought I'd share the model I finished about 10 years ago. The base kit is the 1962-vintage Fokker Troopship. To complete it as an F-27-200, I drew heavily upon others' suggestions contained on a Dutch modeler's site. I deepened the fuselage with laminated sheets of styrene, cut to the the rough shape of the underside, and modified the tail, ailerons, and engines. I ensured the cockpit retained the V-shape through its curvature. I also
    12 points
  23. Citroën 15 Six Traction Avant, 1/8, #799 Here are a few photos of the finished model. I never thought that would happen inside the time frame of this GB when I started. It felt like a hopeless goal, but since this GB was all about classic Heller kits I felt the need to ensure one of Heller's most ambitious and iconic kit efforts, from 1977, would be represented. This kit is the reissue from around 2008/10. Apart from substituting most of the wiring and plumbing parts, that come as moulded soft vinyl squids, and some other vinyl parts with better materials the model is g
    12 points
  24. Well I’ve added a bunch of representative rigging and called it enough: I need to let the black dry, paint Copper on the bottom, add a couple of decals and then decide whether to make a sea base. Now, where’s an aeroplane?
    12 points
  25. After the disappointment of my Crusader Mk.I mishap I thought I would start a new project to restore my mojo. I wasn't sure which one to start but with Valentine's day round the corner this one seemed quite apt. The Mk.IX valentine was made in answer to the need of a more powerful gun than the 2pdr. To accommodate the 6pdr gun the turret needed to be redesigned. Vickers engineers freed up space for the new gun by reducing the turret crew to 2 men and the coaxial machinegun and smoke bomb launcher were removed. The removal of the machine gun meant that the tank cou
    10 points
  26. Well there I was all smug for clearing my shelf of shame last year. As I glance to the right, I can see that somehow a bunch of kits have crept in when I wasn't looking! So in addition to my two "current" background projects (Empire and Fairey Long Range), I seem to have accumulated an Airfix P1127 (Helis/VTOL GB), a FROG Baltimore (MTO III GB), Aeroclub Osprey (don't ask how many years that's been going), and an Airfix Cutty Sark. Wait. Back off a minute. A what? I bought it in an Airfix order to make up to free postage, started it and got dismayed very qu
    10 points
  27. Previous builders experiences of Belkits products have been patchy , so I began this kit with trepidation . However , after a shaky start , it all came together and built up into a really well detailed and accurate model of the Group B rally icon . There’s a few areas where more detail could be added , but I’m happy with what I’ve achieved . I have built the car as near as possible to works Metros from 1986 and I found a huge lack of good photos of works cars when I was researching . Maybe rally photographers at the time found other Group B cars more interesting ! Here’s a detailed WIP , if
    10 points
  28. Between Group Builds I have built something different from my usual British military aircraft, an Israeli Phantom. This is one of the RF4E's that was delivered in the Compass Grey scheme worn by South Korean Phantoms, and I have read that the handful of aircraft in this scheme supplied to Israel were originally destined for South Korea. Unlike a lot of air forces, apparently the Israelis detached a few reconnaissance aircraft to each of the active Phantom units. This aircraft was flown by the 'Hammers' which t now flies the F5I. The model is from the Hasegawa kit with the addition of a
    10 points
  29. This is Amusing Hobbies 1/35th scale Centurion AVRE from the first Gulf War. A straight forward kit, no real dramas. Tracks are individual link, click together and they are "de-sprued" so are simplicity itself. Stowage is from the spares box as are the figures. The driver is a Tamiya item, the other two are white metal figures who's origin completely escapes me! Painted with Xtracolor enamels.
    10 points
  30. This is my entry for this GB. It is the 1/72 707converted into a E-8 JSTAR that was one of two that operated during Desert Storm. The build thread is here:-
    10 points
  31. Thanks Mark Strangely I find sanding therapeutic. Sometimes. Only if it goes well, of course. Mr Dissolved Putty is fairly new to me - I've had a pot for ages but only recently started to use it having learned the 'apply in layers' tip. There's some thoughts on it from other BMers here and 'thin with TET' is a saviour! Thanks Lewis My TSR2 fell off the ceiling some time ago and is now in bits in the cabinet. Of course my 'standards' have changed since I built it so I'm in two minds about fixing it or stripping it down… one day. Thanks R
    10 points
  32. Version 1.2 Still more to adjust yet but a bit better I think
    10 points
  33. Just back from the QMC. Over 80s Covid jab. Very quick and efficient. In and out in 15/20 min. one more to go. Dennis
    9 points
  34. After finishing my Esci/Humbrol Dodge weapons carrier, I was originally going to do a plane next, but then my eyes fell on this, possibly the longest resident of my stash, bought in (I think) 1995 from the sadly now-closed Shrewsbury Model Centre. Look at that price!! 146 by Dan Hardy, on Flickr Not a lot of plastic. 147 by Dan Hardy, on Flickr Was originally going to do a build thread for this, but then just got carried away and built it! Finally finished it last week, after a longer than intended hiatus from modelling over Christmas. Built out
    9 points
  35. What's going on here? Lack of forethought, that's what. I looked at the butt mount (fnaar) for the aerials and thought 'That'll never hold, better use some wire'. The aerials are tiny so I used my thinnest wire, 0.18mm, drilled some holes with difficulty but without breaking the bit (hooray) and stuck them on the wire with CA: THEN I realised I couldn't drill holes too deep in the tailplanes so just ended up with a sort of dent: THEN realised my hands were too shaky to make this easy, but after some fiddling a
    9 points
  36. Hi lads & lasses the Fury is moving along at a glacial pace - the next bit to do was the upper U/C strut seen here in all it's aerodynamic glory, along with many details that need reproducing.. ..note the different fixings, the bracket mounting it to the fuselage lug and the big nut at the front.. ..I started with the 3D printed parts I did - it was beyond me to get the curved fairing at the top so I did a flat profile outline and set about sanding them to shape. First up some tape to define the boundary and allow a scribed reference line..
    9 points
  37. Just finished this one, nice kit, of an interesting driver. https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=fireball roberts Chees Jes
    8 points
  38. Land Rover Series III Revell 1:24 I'm a bit of a lurker in the vehicles section, I enjoy everyone's work posted in here, but don't make many myself, being more of an aircraft modeller. I saw this kit made up on the Revell stand at Telford 2019 (Remember that - model shows, ah, nostalgia!) and liked it so much that I asked for one at Christmas 2019. Well it is finished now, built with a few mods to the suspension. I thought it sat too high, as did several other reviews/builds that I googled, so I reduced it to get a better 'sit'. The kit recommends Re
    8 points
  39. Hi ! here I go again with another bandai SW model. this time is the rebel ship Bwing as seen on the return of the Jedi. for me is one of the most badass ships in the SW saga. once again I looked for some tips and I find an amazing step by step tutorial https://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/11/build-guide-andy-moores-172nd-scale-b.html thank you @Andy Moore ! -I removed the canopy for the pics to better show the cockpit details. -this kit can be improved with the bandai Led unit. ( I will buy soon ) here's the pictures :
    8 points
  40. I wish I could recommend this kit but it's been a struggle! Much of it my own doing by leaving it in the attic to cook and chill for over a decade so every large part was warped. The kit is their UH-1B with some additional UH-1C parts but I've made it as a UH-1B as the engine covers appear to be from that version. No rockets or guns as apparently they don't go together well and my patience had been tested enough already. But it was educational as it's the 2nd kit I've built since I was a kid and I've learned a bit about filling and sanding. Onto a recent Eduard Spitfire that should go toget
    8 points
  41. Hello all, Today I have the ancient FROG dh.60G Moth in 1/72, marked as an aircraft of the Belgian Air Force in the spring of 1940. Previously a civil machine, it was impressed at the start of the war. I used KORA decals for the first time, and can generally report favorably of them, but the red stripes that were supposed to go on the fuselage sides ended up tearing in several places and were thus binned. The only modifications I made to the kit were the addition of some interior framing (which is hardly visible now) and the addition of an exhaust pipe, sourced from a ZTS Models RWD-5.
    8 points
  42. Hi all, figured it's about time i finally got around to doing my first RFI Thanks @opus999 for the prompt. fast forward but I'll keep it short I'll say that I have mixed feelings about this model, the results i feel were so so as I tried to concentrate on details over process and the costs of this was borne by the finish. Ill put this this to a mix of inexperience and at times inpatience The kit: Tamiya 1/72 Bf109e3 war birds collection Decals: Parc Models Paint: Tamiya acrylics, dunklegrun spray can, washes and Abteilung oil paints Mods: .02mm riggin
    8 points
  43. Hello chums, I have been a life-long modeller, mostly in plastic, but for the past 11 years I have concentrated all of my builds in paper. Since changing to this medium, a whole world of subjects have opened up and I am at the stage where I will build just about anything, aircraft, ships, afv's, figures, real-space and sci-fi. So, on to my newest post. I have no idea what the chapter is, but this is one of the Rhino APC's. This is one of Patoroch's kits, in 1/60th scale and is freely available for download. What got me on to this? They are all free! Have you seen the price of Warha
    8 points
  44. I don't know what it's like where you are but bitterly cold here today, which led to: Scene 1: (Car interior) 'Out shopping with Mrs. B' Male protagonist sits in car freezing his nuts off whilst trying to work out how to get its climate control to defrost said nuts. There is an air of tension as he struggles in the cold to read from the online manual on his phone screen, using an intermittent mobile data signal in rural Ireland. I can see why. I devoured it in a few days of late night giggling. For some reason this guy reminds me of him - sans valve of cou
    8 points
  45. Sticking to the port forward bay, I cannot put off building the second pair of paravanes any longer. It's been a while, so may I remind you of the fact that there are already two stowed paravanes on the bulkhead of the equivalent bay to starboard, along with their associated winch (also North Star, and superb): The good news is that the North Star paravanes (actually US cruiser paravanes, but the right size and generally the right configuration, so more than good enough to pass muster as a means of busying up Ark's bays) are beautifully done. The bad news is that they are
    8 points
  46. Risk of headache, fatigue, sore arm... I'll take any of these over a) being dead or b) making someone else dead.
    8 points
  47. The problem with scratch-building is creating each piece in such a way that it doesn't let the other items down. The bridge rear platforms are just not good enough in the light of day and after painting. Not only are the platforms slightly tilted, the 1mm rod is too big, out of scale, shame. So, today's I've redone the 3d model, added the platform to it and re-printed. That didn't work, too fine now, printing separated, so re-re-printing, results tomorrow. Meanwhile this is what I mean about just not up to snuff, see how large those handrails look? The new version will use 0.8mm wire, no
    8 points
  48. One of Airfix’s first wave of six or seven small sailing ships, after the tractor, and the same age as their first Gladiator. They did a similar (but much better) Mary Rose a few years ago, but otherwise that range has been around for “ever”. I don’t think I’d be able to even see the ship to get it in the bottle if I drank that much rum... At 85m/130mm, ie 1/650 scale, they are two feet diameter at the top and around six feet diameter at the bottom. Good for a stiff breeze, I should think! Thanks Roger. Whenever someone says “Cutty Sark”, I’ve always thought “tea”. I di
    8 points
  49. If I stand close to you can I get 5G on my mobile phone now? Just kidding, congrats.
    8 points
  50. And it didn't take too long to get all the stuff into the engine bay. Even though its pretty crowded there, the fit was actually very good. Only thing is to notice is to not trust the order the instructions give you too much and test fit everything all the time. Ammo storage and last minor details were added into the fighting compartment along with the engine. And here's how she looks right now. Only the cooling system to add and few hoses and I could go on with the upper part
    7 points
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