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  1. Hello, This is tenth Bf-109 in 1/72 in my collection. Hope you like it! Robert
    36 points
  2. Hi all. I just added the last parts on Revell's 1/48 Tornado kit. Quite some aftermarket parts were used: Aires cockpit and exhausts, Eduard wheels, TIALD pod and a pe set, Master pitot tube and Reskit Paveway LGB. The kit is nicely detailed but the fit is not optimal. By not following the instructions in every step, I managed to create a bit more room for some parts to fit a bit better. Still, some filler was needed in some areas. As usual, I used Mr Hobby paints over Alclad black primer. Washes were made from Abteilung 502 oilpaints. Thank you for watching.
    35 points
  3. Hello all Built in parallel with the An-2 here is my latest out of the shed, the Valom B-45A Tornado made completely OOB. I grew up in a small village a few miles from RAF Sculthorpe so have always fancied making one of these. My dad talked about often seeing them in the circuit, including those with RAF markings. The plastic and resin mouldings are crisp and nicely detailed and there’s a nice little fret of etch for the finer detailed parts. I chose to finish it in the markings of the 84th BS (47th BG) circa 1952. (According to the kit instructions) Everything is fine until you
    25 points
  4. The 1/35 Tamiya Kübelwagen is a lovely little kit - but it has taken me over 12 months to drag her over the line - due to a complete loss of mojo whilst working through the pandemic. Anyway - she's done now - so here she is... It was hardly a labour of love - but finally getting back to the bench to finish this has cheered me up a lot. Thanks for popping in - Steve
    22 points
  5. Some small boat in 1/100 scale for a present
    20 points
  6. Hi all, This one has been a bit of a battle... Following on from my Airfix Sea Fury, I decided to build a Sea Fury T20 (which I prefer to the FB.11 - strangely!). I bought the AMG 1/48 Sea Fury T.20 and intended to build the AMG kit as the striking "Ferranti Fury". After reading reviews of the AMG Sea Fury, I decided it would be a difficult enough build alone, let alone trying to convert it to a T.20, so I used the T.20 specific parts to convert an Airfix Sea Fury (I'll build the AMG kit into the Sea Fury prototype). There are a few changes that I had
    20 points
  7. Latest build. MarkDSCN3905 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3906 by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3907 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3908 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3909 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3910 by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3911 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3912 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50954315452_3f00aa223f_k.jpg]DSCN3914 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr7_e9e3840a14_k.jpg[/img][/url]DSCN3913 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3916 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3917 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3918
    16 points
  8. ToraToraTora Just finished this one build out of box, one of Airfix newer kits super nice fit, decals are aftermarked from Print-Scale. Cheers Jes
    16 points
  9. I am a bit of a serial scratch cardboard builder. This started a while back when I built a RAF Phantom kit and was disappointed how it looked sat on a table. It needed a home. And so the HAS build started to create a versatile diorama. I was thinking about adding a new building / module / structure to my ever growing collection of 1/48 airfield bits and pieces when two things came together. One I spotted a couple of buildings at RAF Mildenhall that turned out to be the servicing & storage barns used for the SR-71 deployment there. Then two, Revell announced that they are releasing a 1
    15 points
  10. Good evening mates, My mojo wasn’t at its highest for a while, so I haven’t been visiting much nor found much time for modelling, lately. Probably part of this is due to the uselesness of the modeling task I chose to undertake: the Canberra’s operator’s pit. Spending hours watching pictures of a black hole trying to replicate the darkness in it knowing well that you’ll never see anything once it’s done isn’t of much help and this knowledge ‘s slowed me down. Then a few days ago I received a pack from Japan and the quality of what was inside brought me back on track and I decided
    15 points
  11. Good evening all, Today I have for your viewing another of the venerable Matchbox Hawker Fury's, built as the kit provided option of a Royal Yugoslavian Air Force machine. As typical of the kit, it built well. My only additions were some internal framing that is no longer particularly visible, and a fuselage number 81 as seen on a Kora decal sheet. Without an actual photo, it's accuracy is unknown, but I wanted to break up the flat silver finish. And yes, the Matchbox kit is accurate with these markings. While most Yugoslav Fury's had a different radiator and landing ge
    14 points
  12. A320 AP-BLA Pakistan International Airlines 60th anniversary livery. So, this was my second project. Each time I look at it i know i could have improved. As I spray paint on my balcony with a rattle can, I had to battle cold weather and surprise showers (for primer and white paint). I did not have the correct grey for the fuselage so did some mixing of grey and white paint to achieve the best result i could. Cockpit could have come out better, but i had to putty ad sand it after the clear plastic got damaged by a freak drop of adhesive! I found the nose cone tricky as well. Any
    14 points
  13. Cheers guys Just adding the radio antenna, this is made from 0.3mm carbon rod so pretty strong stuff. I buy it in bulk from a UK supplier for around 3 quid per metre so a hell of a lot cheaper than Accurate Armour who charge about £10 for 5 small bits. Added the whip section joins from some micro insulation just slipped over the rod, not 100% accurate but close enough for me. Each section should taper down toward the tip but doing this in 35 scale is a bit of task. Each section base joiner is colour coded on the real thing.
    11 points
  14. Some builds are pure joy from start to finish and that about sums up this one! Painted with MRP paints and added PE seat belts and Aero Master decals. Nice addition to my flock of 109s (and its variants). Rich
    10 points
  15. Howdy all, Just come to bother you with some photo`s of my latest completion My attempt at Special Hobby`s 1/48 MkIII Seafire kit Finished in the markings of an aircraft, probably 887 Sq, aboard HMS Indefatigable with the British Pacific Fleet Inspired by a photo I found on `Armoured Carriers` website, which when I saw the asymetrical markings on the wing, couldn`t resist attempting The kit is built straight OOB and went together quite well, I had a lot less trouble than I did with their Spitfire VC Just getting the cockpit to sit s
    10 points
  16. Airfix 1/72 Folland Gnat in Vietnam war flight colours.
    10 points
  17. I have just finished this one, and i am happy with the result, Cheers Jes
    10 points
  18. During a discussion on here the other week about this kit, I promised to post up some pics of mine. Turned out that I had taken some pics of this and a couple of other older builds back in the summer which I haven't posted yet, so fortunately have some decent images of it since I am unable to take any at the moment due to the weather. This is originally an Italeri kit, but this one is a Revell AG rebox from about 15 years ago. I bought it at the time and probably started it about five years later. However I messed up the bonnet as when gluing it to the hinges, the polystyrene ce
    9 points
  19. After the "Saiun" posted recently, here is one of the second generation IJN plane. As the B5N2 "Kate" was becoming more and more obsolete, Japan produced this big machine as a replacement. The Jill was a good airplane but the level of the Japanese pilots by 44 had dropped considerably. This plane was boarded on the IJN Zuikaku and the kanji character in the middle of the Hinomaru is in relation with the pilot's name. Those characters were often draw with chalk, the purpose being to identify the plane during training flights. Hasegawa has done a great job on this model, but I have riveted the w
    9 points
  20. Good find! That looks just like it. I'll get that on order right away. And, of course, I won't be able to buy just one item - I need to amortize the shipping costs against several, right? You're always welcome here, Giorgio. Based on the emoticon you've chosen (going around in circles) I'm guessing the "memories" of the 1:72 Sword kit were not all, well, memorable... ***** I think I should start building this crazy thing. The first item was the engine face which was painted with GSI Creos Super Metallic 2 Super Stainless. Great stuff by the w
    9 points
  21. Hi everyone Although I am not new to the forums here..... I don't often dabble in building kits as usually I scratch build my models. However due to lock down and the fact that I can't travel home to my workshop I decided to have a go at a kit. The first thing I had to do was get some basic tools together ..plus paints ,brushes glue etc as I don't have anything here in UK. Then permission was obtained from my wife to use her lounge table with some news papers adorned in case of accidents! I then searched on good old Amazon for a kit and found a nice little 1:72 F-8
    9 points
  22. The recent Heller Classic groupbuild set a new participation record with 220 active builds submitted by 95 Britmodellers. The most popular subject - despite the distinct French touch of the kit selection - was the Messerschmitt Bf 109 in its various sub-types. Ten wonderful models of this epic fighter were entered and eight reached the finish line. We're proud to present them here in a unique series. Heller 101 (1978) Bf 109B by Will @malpaso Legion Condor 1937 Heller 101 (1978) Bf 109D by Dennis @Corsairfoxfouruncle
    8 points
  23. If I were to use these wood decals again there’s a couple of things I’d do differently. Firstly I’d use different colours for different panels “base” colours, I’ve used MRP-259 pale wood as the sole base colour, using lighter and darker colours will add to the “different” types of wood used. Also I’d pre-shade the edges of each panel, once again the idea is to show different panels and types of wood. I’ll add post-shading to mine after I’ve protected them with a coat of varnish. I’d read that the Uschi decals were thin, and I can confirm they are, this makes them slightly t
    8 points
  24. Little progress is better than No progress and to date I have been doing the Nose section. I have also been indulging in a GB on this forum, another Lancaster that is now finished . . . G-George This is HK's second choice of aircraft, W4783 Getting back to the front nose sections . . . Apart from painting the interiors note also that the navigators small window has gone. Small bits of wiring added and the white square is the beginning of the bomb sight frame holder . . . I plan to add more detail in the nose and of course I have the Airscale panels to fi
    8 points
  25. F-18A Hornet VFA-125 Academy 1:32 Model made straight out of the box + aftermarket decals. Painted: Hataka Red
    7 points
  26. Hi all. Finished yesterday and got it into the booth. I'm no expert (this is my second armour build) but this is a lovely little kit, the only issues were some of the fit on the rear deck which seems to be a common looking around at builds. I replaced the kit skirts with brass sheet and used copper wire to create the loops on the sides as the kit only gives you little plastic nubs. Painted in Tamiya 50/50 XF60 and XF57 hairspray chipped over a base of Black primer and primer red in a preshaded style, Weathered with pretty much everyth
    7 points
  27. Hasegawa sea Harrier FRS MK1 Italeri Harrier GR3
    7 points
  28. Thanks Chris, I don't think the kit is to blame, I think it might be end-user error as it may be in a lot of cases; if there is even fractional play in part A and you don't fit it quite right then parts B & C which attach to it don't quite fit properly and part D gives you real grief. As they are not just essentially but actually the same kit (apart from the extra sprues for the Sea Gladiator) logic suggests that I may well be to blame for any issues I have with one over the other Anyway, I got round to fitting most of the interiors:
    7 points
  29. A mixed bag today as I continue to play work at the various component parts required.... Soldering a 'bunkin' and placed in situ Experiments with cleats Mast/spar bands and eyes. Wire wrapped around two different sizes drill bits and then soldered So nothing exciting but progress...... Thanks for looking in Stay safe Kev
    7 points
  30. I really like the triangular black and red markings Mozambique use, but all the ones in my stash are for MiGs that are already well represented in this GB already. So I went back a generation to the 1965-74 War of Independence and looked at some of the Fiat G.91Rs operated as counter insurgency/ground attack aircraft by Portugal during that conflict. There is a set of decals out there that has 'my' scheme on and also an overall dark green aircraft from the early 70s. Meng made it easy for me by including the scheme in one of their boxings, so that's what I've got. Or will have. So
    6 points
  31. What's this? Strange things are afoot at the atelier: Last Wednesday I returned home after work to find a care package from Hannant's. Among the enclosures were two of the much-heralded new-tool Airfix Spitfire Vc kits. Despite the bewildering array of half-completed models cluttering my work space, I couldn't resist tearing into one. It really gave me that old Airfix spirit, lads. Out of respect for the nostalgic feeling of excitement I used to get when I'd spent a week's pocket money on some new kit, I boldly forged blindly ahead with:
    6 points
  32. Airfix B.A. Sea Harrier Fa2 Matchbox Sea Harrier FRS Mk1
    6 points
  33. The build is just about complete , tracks have a coat of matt black , just shurzen and turret bracketes to go on, in my haste I've given it a coat of dunklegelb without taking any pictures in its matt black stage , ,the stowage is nailed down and I've used some resin putty to try to fill gaps and create a more natural position where it lies ,also I've put a bit hanging from the bin, I'm relatively happy with how it turned out , for a first attempt, just got to paint it convincingly now , I'm sure I've got some german jerry cans somwhere I'll hunt for those tomorrow, I'm looking
    6 points
  34. Interview with a Vampire... designer: https://uk.airfix.com/community/blog-and-news/workbench/interview-vampire-designer V.P.
    6 points
  35. I have just got the front axle together - which will need painting before going on to the base... and I've bit the bullet & stuck the top & bottom halves together - after making sure the interior will fit through the gap at the top - which it does... The rear axles are in place too and if you are wondering about the white filler towards the top rear... this is where that fine black nylon mesh is supposed to go - but I can't be bothered phaffing with it - it's only a bit of fun after all. The dash loo
    6 points
  36. Not a particularly productive day so far. Life got in the way. But stuff has happened. She's up on her feet. The kit wheels have been dry fitted just now as the resin ones are skinnier and will require immediate gluing to keep them on and the wheels will make putting the top satin coat on so much easier. Other little finicky bits have been painted to be stuck on at the last moment. The exhausts have finally been g
    6 points
  37. OK - I think I'm calling this one finished. It's only taken a year - a year I won't get back - but the kind of year none of us want to see again to be fair. Here's a few snaps...
    6 points
  38. Good day friends Well, i already see the finish line...........after i applied a light grey wash on the black areas, i applied the few decals ( first time i dont need apply thousands of stencils at an aircraft ) After drying i applied a Semi Gloss Varnish of MARABU, which i thinned with Mr. Leveling Thinner. Due to a small carelessness, I broke off the end tip, but easy to repair with an Evergreen piece. next step i
    6 points
  39. Happy Friday Folks, After a bit of gentle "baiting" from @Hamden We have a very basic base - made from 15mm MDF - bevelled & painted black. This has been topped with an "artistically" shaped slab of milliput - painted dark earth / covered with a bit of grass scatter & featuring a pair of tyre tracks.
    6 points
  40. Firstly this is good news as the 1/32 scale one is just too big for me but a 1/48 scale one will be great. So many ideas and things that can be done, but not sure if I will get to everything quick enough having my to do list rammed packed. However will just have to see how things go, firstly will need a kit, maybe 2 and that is where it gets expensive. After that it takes at least 6 months development, and by then so many people move on to the next new model......... I am not adverse to ideas and looking at things so no slam against you Homebee, but the modellers seem to think that
    6 points
  41. Hey Guys, The build continues at a steady pace and things are getting done. I have finished painting and installing the Mud Fenders, and also finished with the Launch Supports. The Launch Supports are installed, but only half of the full support. Fresh back from the paint dept. I only installed this part for now. The full support is a bit fiddly and I don't want to break anything off, so I will leave it at this point until quite some time later. I have placed the parts close, but will wait to finish the lower le
    6 points
  42. Dora Wings is to release a 1/48th Cessna AT-17/T-50 Bobcat kit - ref. DW48053 Would most probably later proposed in the 1/72nd scale as usual for this creative as productive ukrainian brand. Source: https://www.facebook.com/dorawingsofficial/posts/2960857227478168 3D renders V.P.
    5 points
  43. GREEK GRUMMAN WILDCAT As the clouds of ww2 thickened over Europe and the involvement of Greece in it became apparent, it seemed that it would be difficult to deal with the forces of the axis with the few and outdated PZL-24 aircraft. So it was decided to order from the USA some Grumman Wildcats, which were painted with the Martlets version, wore Greek ιinsignia and reached as far as Gibraltar. But in the meantime war had broken out and the aircraft were seized by the RAF. The model was made from the airix kit based on a few black and white photos.
    5 points
  44. Kovozávody Prostějov (KP) is to release 1/72nd Supermarine Seafire Mk.Ib kits. These kits are claimed based on the KP Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I/.V kit with a new sprue. Reissue from the Admiral kit? link To be followed. Release expected late March 2021. Source: http://www.modelarovo.cz/supermarine-seafire-mk-ib-1-72-kp-kovozavody-prostejov/ - ref. KPM0238 - Supermarine Seafire Mk.Ib https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/KPM72238 https://www.aviationmegastore.com/supermarine-seafire-mkib-kpm72238-kovozvody-prostejov-kpm72238-aircraft-scale-modelling/produ
    5 points
  45. Not green at all as it turns out. More sand, tan and grey. I tried to build this one a few years back in the Lesser Known Nations GB. I still have the barely started Revell kit somewhere. I'm going to have another go, this time using the Zvezda kit. A browse of BM passim suggests there are no great Su-25 kits and only one halfway decent one. This isn't it, but it's what I could get hold of quickly and easily so here we are The box (mine may be the more recent issue, but the art is the same. I'll find out for sure when the postie has been. Poor postie, I've got him wo
    5 points
  46. Well made a start on the base quite a bit of inspiration for this came from @JohnWS and his Regina build those photos just hit the light switch something along the same lines as my Eskimo build. And a bit of Chris Flodberg some what similar Stay safe beefy
    5 points
  47. Corrected that for you Jeroen.... Keith
    5 points
  48. Yesterday's progess - calling the engine done! Still have the props to do, that should take up some time today. As such, ignore the messy prop blades ! A fair amount of scratchbuilding was needed for the ICM engine - all pipes and wires you see have been added, along with the two vertical fastener struts on the sides, along with the one under the exhausts and making the piece behind the exhausts thicker. Also added are ignition rails (i think!) on the side of the stacks, the carb air intake duct on the bottom plus the starter on the left side. Also the first sign of this Spitfire'
    5 points
  49. Claustrophobia comes to mind. Great work so far! Super scratching. I did this same thing in 1:72 scale. Luckily I had a lot of resin so I didn't have to use up all of my card stock. Cheers, Bill
    5 points
  50. Wood decals, the Uschi van de Rosten set contains a mixture of purpose made, for the wings, and generic woodgrain decals. For the horizontal and vertical stabilisers you’ll need to “make your own” decals from the generic wood patterns supplied. On their website Uschi suggest making a template using masking tape and then transferring the shape to the decal sheet. I’ve decided to start with the easiest part to decal, one the rear stabilisers… This will be broken down into 3 separate decals on each side… 1 - leading edge, will wrap around
    5 points
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