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  1. This is the 48th scale Kitty Hawk Huey, built as one of the SAR aircraft operated by the Brazilian Air Force in the 60's and 70's. The decals, except for the national insignias, were made in Corel Draw and printed using inkjet and laser printers. Masks for the transparencies were also made in Corel Draw and cut on a kabuki sheet using my trusty Silhouette Portrait. Model was painted with Alclad enamels. Cheers, Ivan
    30 points
  2. One of my older builds. Built as a review kit for SAMI. Its now up for sale but before it goes I had to take some pics and share it with you. Special Hobby kit, 1/72nd OOB.
    25 points
  3. I discovered what I thought an unusual fact when reading up on the Hudson. Copied from Wiki; 'Due to the United States' neutrality at that time, early series aircraft were flown to the Canada–US border, landed, then towed across the border into Canada and flown to RCAF airfields where they were dismantled and prepared for deck cargo to be shipped to Liverpool. The Boulton Paul turret was fitted in the Uk' Perhaps others know this but I didn't. On to the kit. This is an 80's boxing of the original 70's kit. Not the easiest of kits I've come across and i
    23 points
  4. Loved this idea. Large scale details kit of just the nose section of the 1/32 Lancaster. Lots of detail on display with no worries about where to store a full size model. Hope they do it with thier B-17 kit too. I brought eduard seatbelts and interior detail set. I also added a lot of detail to the nose section with lead wire and bits from the spares box etc. The most crazy thing I did was creating the cage around the bomb computer in the nose. I Made a little stand for the nose turret to be displayed separately as it is a mini kit in itself. The nose turret on t
    18 points
  5. Kit - Zvezda Paint - All Tamiya acylics Decals - Spares Extras - DEF Models kit-specific resin mantlet and aluminium barrel. So here' my first ever Zvezda kit which I started about six weeks ago, and other than some cursing around the link & length tracks which seem a half-link or link too long... it went together very easily in just three sessions. I mixed my own version of 4BO green using various Tamiya greens, yellows and possibly some witchcraft. I gave it two co
    18 points
  6. This is hardly the best SPAD kit on the market, but it is adequate if you're looking for a relatively straightforward biplane build. Detail is limited, with no cockpit interior, and vague bazooka-like shapes instead of the front machine guns. However, some of the surface detail is reasonably crisp, and the fit of most parts is good. The struts fit into large grooves on the wings, so alignment is easier. Decals are OK, not as thick as some other Academy releases. This SPAD is done up as the mount of Raoul Lufberry, who flew with France's Lafayette Escadrille before transferring as a Major int
    14 points
  7. Since my completion of an Auster in the Aus/NZ GB, I thought you might like to see all my Auster models together. All are 1/72nd and by AZ Models. The camo one I recently modified( and changed the markings) by back dating it to an Auster I from a III which what the kit is. The civvy one 'G-ANHR. is the Mk.V. Left to right: Mk.v G_ANHR,Mk.1, LB312,and A11-36 Mk.III RAAF. In this pic is the interloper, a Piper Super Cub G-AVPT and two Austers. All three depict aircraft I have flown in! All of them together. I'll try and do pics of the models I ha
    13 points
  8. Hi Gents. This is the old Classic Airframe CR32 in the markings of Capitano Guiseppe Majone leader of the 24a Squadriglia, XVI Gruppo caccia del'Aviazione Legionaria at Caspe in December 38. The model was done some times ago, not an easy bird to do but still, now under Special Hobby, the only game in town. best regards. 7B48E684-B5F2-4877-8145-9CBD4EFE95B2_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr D8C87F02-8AC3-4D1F-BCAA-58E47E3A163C_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 35765FDD-46D1-4320-AE70-4538BFBD7750_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 789A3AB2-D062-4ACF-9A53-BE945DB8BD71 by jean
    10 points
  9. Returning to the Japanese section of the stash I give you the, Hasegawa 1/72 Mitsubishi J2M3 'Raiden' #690 - '302nd Flying Group' From Scalemates, it's a 2004 rebox of a 1977 mould (and the only boxing without the lightning bolts painted on the fuselage (doh!)) Eduard etch and harness, Uschi thread, Colorcoats enamels and Tamiya Weathering Powders used The etch was a trial and the limits of my abilities became clear when trying to fix the canopy handles. I also didn't read the instructions when they said to cut away the undercarriage
    10 points
  10. Heinkel He111P-2, G1+AN, 5./KG 55 "Greif", Villacoublay, France, 1940. By the start of World War Two, the Luftwaffe's core bomber strength consisted of the Junkers Ju87 Stuka and Ju88, Dornier Do17Z and the Heinkel He111H and P series. The Heinkel was the most numerous bomber in the fleet, with the H series the most numerous variant, powered by a pair of Junkers Jumo 211 engines. The P series was identical, save for using Daimler-Benz DB601A engines. The history of the Heinkel bomber is fairly well known, so to save me typing it all out again, here's a lin
    9 points
  11. Another classic airliner completed. This is the Airfix Boeing 707, which has tooling from 1963, and decals from 2015. There weren't really any issues with this build, other than the way the engines attach to the wing with little notches in the pylons that are designed to hook onto lugs in the wings. These lugs were too large, or the notches in the pylons were too small, but they didn't attach easily. I had to cut out the lugs and slot the pylons into the wings. Also, the wrap-around decals of the nose were difficult to apply because of the t
    9 points
  12. Not doing anything detailed at present due to hospitalisation next week. Built box stock, as it has fittings for an electric motor, it hasn't got much interior detail, just a dash and steering wheel. Added a few decals as kit decals were poor.
    9 points
  13. So today's update and I've applied some very subtle chipping effects and also a semi gloss coat and a couple of filters to try and bring everything together. A couple of the tools on the left fender have been painted though these will be weathered later so they don't look so clean. Not much for me to do now as I await the arrival of the tracks and decals though I will continue tomorrow with the rest of the tools etc and possibly some further weathering. Here's a few pic's of today's progress So that's all for now but I'm happy
    8 points
  14. In the days of the Cold War a Soviet spy was dropped by parachute in the Welsh hills with instructions to contact Mr Jones in the small village of Llanfair and give him the coded message: “The tulips are blooming well today.” Arriving at the village he asked a boy where Mr Jones lived and was directed to a small cottage. He knocked on the door and the owner emerged: “Are you Mr Jones?” “I am.” “The tulips are blooming well today.” Mr Jones stared at him in amazement then smiled: “Ah, you must have the wrong house, it's Jones the Spy you want.”
    8 points
  15. Argggghhhhh.. nostalgia overload! lol.. Got im himmel.. i think i was poisoned as a child by the glue from licking GSS and pasting them in to the redemption books. 0.001 p redemption value per stamp.. then they issued the single x 40 stamps. Pasting GSS in to the books was what people did in the 60's and 70's instead for entertainment instead of watching catch up TV shows lol. \green Shield also offered a base model Ford Cortina in 1975.. colour.. GREEN of course! what else? LOL Embassy the tobacco company had coupons in packets of fag. I remember you could also get a Ford Cortina
    7 points
  16. Good evening, all! I've been pottering around for the last few days, trying to get some of the less glamourous jobs done on the Harrier. I'm sure we all have our favourite jobs, and some we resent. Externally, she doesn't look too different since my last update. Some of the smaller details have been painted, such as the Zeus tusks... ... and more towards the rear, such as the MAWS radome on the stinger, Zeus receiver, and Transmitter aerial. All were painted using a cocktail of acrylics that I couldn't tell you if I tried to remember, wi
    7 points
  17. Hi Everyone, Started my latest project, been looking forward to this, Meng MkV, Started it Two weeks ago, and following a different format, building more parts into sub assemblies and painting more parts on mass once assembled instead of all individual, seems to be working reasonably well. have only come across some minor fit issues, all with the side sponsons, I should be able to work it out after reading loads of tips in various posts, shame so much of the kit is hidden, just wish I had the skill to open up access panels to do it justice. Very impre
    6 points
  18. Finished a few days ago I've used original Revell GR.4 boxing with some goodies from Eduard, Aires, Quickboost and myself - Eduard PE sets - interier, exterier, gearbays - Eduard brassin seats - Eduard brassin Paveway II bombs and Sidewinders - Eduard BOZ and SkyShadow pods - Eduard decals - Aires cockpit - AIR4800 IDS early modified to GR.1 - Aires exhaust - Quickboost canon barels - Reskit wheels - selfdesigned 3D printed outer wing pylons, fuselage pylons, landing lights a crew ladder - selfdesigned mission marks decal and modifi
    6 points
  19. B-24J, Bat Out of Hell, 818th BS, Saipan late 1944. This is one of two American heavy bombers and my first finished builds of 2020. It’s built from the Hase 1/72 kit, and was finished using citadel, humbrol paints and a hairy stick. Weathering was done with some Patel’s but mainly homemade washes and tamiya weathering pallet. the build thread is here if you want to have a look. I’ve tried to improve my photography so hopefully they are better and show up the model better. There are some rough little bits which I need to try and smarten up going forward
    6 points
  20. Recently finished,not top standard,but hope you like it...: Marcus
    6 points
  21. 4 Weeks in the making, painting, washing and weathering then finally, sealing it all in i have finally completed my M2A2 ODS Bradley! A truly enjoyable build, start to finish but not without its mistakes, which i hope i have learned from. Now i cant wait to push onto the next part of the project, the diorama in which this IFV will be set. [On both sides of the tank, the instructions asked for the decals of the CIP (Combat Identification Panel) to be individually placed, which was tedious and nearly broke me. In the end i used electrical tape which i th
    6 points
  22. Good morning everyone... The Paint arrived yesterday and I was able to spend a few hours tonight painting the StuG. I know the brown has a weird cast to it but it is an earth tone paint. This will have to go into hiatus now. My budget is strained at the moment so I need to wait to buy a crew and stowage for this. Please feel free to ask questions, post comments or add thoughts. Dennis
    6 points
  23. Molotow pen option: I agree with comments above on it 1) being very fragile and 2) difficult to control without first masking the edges. BMF: a good option if you first practice it on a junk model(s). My experience with BMF is it will not hide a bumpy surface underneath so surface prep is a must. Also, it’s an art to avoid getting kinks/ fold lines when cutting/ handling long pieces. I’m still learning but others here are masters at applying and cutting it. Unlike Molotow or paint, it’s easier to remove and redo if you mess it up. I’ve used it on small parts and bright work on car
    6 points
  24. Paint on, touch ups and other colours to go
    6 points
  25. Britmodeller is not the place to put any issues anyone might feel to IPMS, take this up with them direct, you will find them open and receptive to ideas to take the hobby forward. You have to feel for the original poster who just wanted to say thanks. Julien
    6 points
  26. A bit further down the Pom-Pom production line: More soon Crisp
    6 points
  27. Hello friends, these weeks were so snowy, it’s a classic winter: Some progress occurred on the glazing and the fit of these parts was excellent: Also I installed the left engine cover (such a great fit, too): All the landing gear parts were glued (except the wiring on MLG struts) before painting - the model becomes heavy and I’ve never trusted the paint-to-paint joints: An operator’s window is closed, too (It looks great and we’ll see everything through it, as J.M. (@IPMS19) noticed)): The win
    6 points
  28. Ok Ive been trying to figure out a second build to enter, did want a jet but nothing Ive got will work. Originally was going to finish a N.F.Meteor but turns out its a 14 not the 13 I would need. So Ive got this a 1/72 Hasegawa Wildcat, I will be building a Martlet III of 805 Sq. F.A.A. Mersa Matruh Egypt August 1941. These were originally bound for Greece but Greece fell before they arrived. So were sent to Egypt. Initially in the overall grey USN colors but I will be adding the Mid-Stone upper camouflage to mine. My research says that they never wire dark earth, I presume the decals are wron
    5 points
  29. Hello, my modeler friends! Now that I have finished this long task at last. A vintage Soviet WW2 Bomber Tupolev Tu-2S in 1/48 Scale from a Chinese company called Xuntong Models. I have never heard of this company until I found this kit and bought it. I think this is quite a young company and has only got a handful of aircraft model kits. The Tu-2 is the medium high-speed bomber of the Soviets during the WW2 and had large internal bomb bay. It can also be used as a torpedo bomber and can even match the speed of some single-engined fighters. It played a major role in the final offensive
    5 points
  30. Hiya Folks, Yes I`ve built yet another Airfix Spit Mk.Vc,..... this time representing BR187M G-2 of 603 Sqn which took off from USS Wasp on 20th April 1942 as part of Op Calendar. Like many of the Calendar Spitfire`s this aircraft did not last long as it was crash landed by Sgt J.W. Connell of 601 Sqn on 4th May 1942 and written off on the 6th,...... but during this short time it was flown extensively and was used by Flt. Lt. William Douglas to damage a Bf109 on the 3rd May. After delivery to RAF Abbotsinch in Dark Earth and Dark Green with Sky Blue undersides,.... t
    5 points
  31. Thought some of you might enjoy this olde plastic. I'm sure most of you have seen or built this kit from 1967 or so. Mine came to me in a baggy missing the stand and with 2 sets of unusable decals. Although much maligned for being inaccurate, it really is not that far off from drawings and it doesn't seem THAT bad... I wanted to recreate this moment when F/O Collier became the first known pilot to down a V-1 Buzz bomb by tipping it over using his own wing.
    5 points
  32. Hi, everybody! It's my next bomber.
    5 points
  33. On BM on thread on Il-4 in 1/72 You may find this: and info on preparation of Il-4 kit by Mars Model. This is a great news for all who do WW2 VVS models in 1/72 Regards J-W
    5 points
  34. I had a little mishap with a router bit on a Deremel, anyway the hole in the bonnet has been filled and diguised with a rather large decal. The rear subframe has come in for a nip and tuck to allow the wheels to be centralised in the arches. It looks like the inside of the screen needs a clean too before the other glazing gets fitted.
    5 points
  35. Meteor F.8 324 Sqn, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Leeuwarden 1954 Xtrakit 1/72 with Dutch Decals. Wing roundels were from the Revell Hunter F.6 kit Xtracolour High Speed Silver paint + Klear coats A companion to the Dutch F.4 which was finished years ago (Frog kit):
    5 points
  36. OLIVE55 (RC-135V 53-9792) tracking out of Mildenhall at FL300+ to Seaford just now
    5 points
  37. Annnnnd Done! Just shy of 20 hours on the bench since Friday. As I said at the start of this thread this kit was built more as a side project and reference for building a folded Serian being removed from the hanger so it is strictly out of box with a focus on the finish. This means no railings, ech ladders, gun sights etc. Just a shake and bake build. I may break down and add railings to at least the antiaircraft gun decks later if I can find a nice cheap set of generic rails. Will post up a bunch of pics in the Ready For Inspection section but here are some teasers for now.
    5 points
  38. North American B-25C-NA Mitchell s/n 41-12860 Combat number "19" of 81st Bomb Squadron, 12th Bomb Group "The Earthquakers", 57th Bomb Wing, 9th Air Force Predecing November 1942 part of US Army Middle East Air Force (USAMEAF) Later to be named "Desert Warrior", decorated and participating in a War Bond tour in the US I call her the "Desert Tailsitter" - ignored all the instructions to add weight in her nose... Build depicts her early in-combat appearance late 1942 in Egypt and Libya, e.g. engine cowlings and exhausts are of the original type (well done Airfix to
    5 points
  39. FROG Lockheed PV-1 Ventura G.R.V For anybody who is interested in the history of FROG models I cannot recommend this book highly enough. This is my copy and I have looked up the Ventura kit inside it and what the authors say is that there were 200 mouldings of the kit made in 1977. They also say that there were 40,000 boxes printed !!!! and thousands of transfers sheets printed too. I have found this photo of the intended box top courtesy of oldmodelkits.com The reverse side of the box showing the FROG colour painting g
    5 points
  40. I purchased this model off eBay from my usual seller along with a Meteor and a Vampire all requiring restoration. It arrived with the port main gear broken off but, with what I had planned for it, didn’t make any difference. A good dusting was in order and it looked a bit better - not a lot - but a bit. I re-glued the part gear back in position and put it in the cabinet where it would be safe. That’s where it’s been since March 2020. Having just completed the Fairey Swordfish and photographing it with my built carrier-borne Phantom, Sea Venom and Sea Vixen, I decided it was abo
    4 points
  41. As I said in my build thread I have been on a folded wing seaplane kick lately. Last week I decided I wanted to do a 1/48 Seiran folded up and just being removed from the sub hanger. I reckoned that the 1/350 sub would give me something to measure and some 3D details for the scratch build of the deck and hanger sections. For a change I got lucky and found the 1/350 kit on the shelf at a local shop so scooped it up. It was the base kit so no rails, clear sections or figures but that is fine as it is only intended for reference and a side piece to my real project anyway. Overall the
    4 points
  42. Just a quick single day build to commemorate the 85th Anniversary of the Spitfire. Not my best effort but I've some more in the stash which I'll take my time on.
    4 points
  43. Masked up ready to airbrush upper camo, later this morning That scalloped edge is Postit notes. The rest insulation tape, with a bit of WhiteTak on the tail.
    4 points
  44. Evening all, today I started on some of the fiddly bits on the turret - first I made the counter measures table and associated aerials, then after this was painted underneath and legs - its was glued inplace, it will have the rest of it painted when the glue fully hardens, next I have started making the 7.62 Goalkeeper RCMG - this is made up from many parts and includes some quite difficult stages, its about a third finished. Erk.
    4 points
  45. Ha, Nicolay, This was, what appeared here in mid Feb. Took more than a week to get rid off it. Funny, how one night can knock out a whole city traffic system and more.
    4 points
  46. Not the best photo, but progress on M1917 number 2, using more parts from SBS to add variety and visual interest. My intention is to display this as if it is experiencing mechanical problems, with the bonnet open. Having experimented with wiring on the Ute, I’ve got some ideas how to improve on this one. Second ICM/Revell 1/35 Ambulance by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr
    4 points
  47. Well I've finally finished.. I have to say I'm quite happy with the result for my first attempt at both weathering and building a car... I've learnt a lot of do's and do not's what will work and what won't... So maybe I'll have another attempt at some point in the future...
    4 points
  48. IPMS can't force people to use the forum and neither can it ignore people who prefer to use Facebook. If the forum was generating sufficient traffic it would be self-sustaining. It doesn't and therefore it isn't. That's why I asked the question. Content doesn't appear magically - it has to be created by individuals. Forums (and social media) are all about visitor-generated content. If the visitors aren't generating their own content then a forum attracts fewer repeat visitors because there's less to read. There are very few modelling forums with enough traffic to remain successful
    4 points
  49. She's finished. This was a large aircraft, easily 1/3 bigger than the Mig-21. The kit was ok. It needed some tweaking and, true to form, had a strange set of plans, but I think I cobbled together a decent looking Fitter. There are better kits out there and I plan on building one someday. For now, I move on to something else... The rest are in the gallery! -John
    4 points
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