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  1. this time a Chinese Interceptor! not too many out there in modeled form, although Trumpeter did a great job on bringing them along! (I am desperately missing a Spey engined JH-7 Flying Leopard though! ) J-8B Finback 敵 機 PLAAF Famous for unsafely making an EP-3 Spyplane emergency-land at Hainan Island... Trumpeter 1/48 Metal landing gears from Up-Wind models no more aftermaket available.... simple as that! the kit fits great, detail is good! instructions could be a bit better in some areas, the landing gear assemb
    31 points
  2. Hi Guys, My latest work F-15DJ 82-8093 made from Hasegawa kit and spent more time masking than building. Cheers
    26 points
  3. Hi, everybody! This is another example of a weapon from the "Wunderwaffe" series.
    23 points
  4. Hello Here is at least my first kit of the year with this 1/72 Modelsvit Dassault Mirage III B. I chose to build her as a/c No 203 #2-FG, a natural metal two seat trainer from ECT02/002 in 1974. This kit is easy to build with very nice and fine parts. The only trouble went when I tried to insert the well detailed injected cockpit inside the fuselage. Actually I had to sand on the sides of the cockpit and even the position of the closed canopy is not perfect. So it would be better to make her with this canopy open. The paint came from Duralumin and Steel Alcl
    22 points
  5. Hi Folks, This is the old Monogram kit I have just finished as a RNZAF Harvard MkIII, NZ1065. I have used Colourcoats paints with Ventura decals. This is actually my second attempt as first time around I was really not happy how transparent the white elements of the decals were. This time around I masked and sprayed the national insignias and just used the red portion with the ferns. I have made a small attempt at re-scribing, with another couple of Harvards on the go I'll be doing a bit more of it. Of interest the cockpit is a dark gull grey which they seem to have b
    22 points
  6. Hello fellow modellers, Here you are my Spitfile Vb trop, reproducing one of those given to Italian Co-belligerant air force in 1943-44. The kit is the excellent Airfix Spitifre mkV b recently re-issued. I just used the parts for the tropical version that are still on sprues instead of the standard ones. I've also used Tauro Model decal sheet that includes options to make Spifires, Macchi 205 and Airacobras all in italian colours. To paint the model this time I used Lifecolors Acrylics instead of my usual Tamiya and I have to say that they are not bad at all.
    21 points
  7. Hallo This Seafire is from Airfix kit with some etched parts. The roundels are sprayed. So, have a look. Happy modelling
    20 points
  8. Afternoon all! Here is my latest build, the very nice Airfix Defiant in nightfighter mode. I can heartily recommend this kit as it went together with no fuss and looks the business to boot. It is all brush painted with Revell Acrylics. I used a Yahu IP, Resin seat with harnesses, and paint masks for the canopy/turret. The aircraft is from 264 Squadron based at Biggin Hill 1940/41. TFL, Cheers Greg
    19 points
  9. Hello. This is my rendition of one of the CR 42 used by the Regia Aeronautica during the short lull on the channel during the Battle of Britain. I helped myself with pictures of the beautifully restored CR42 of Duxford to get the proper colors right (I hope). Following the serial number, the plane could have different colors. The one who used (for years, and I did) the yellow numbers now know they were blue, so I consider using the decals from Italeri as the Silhouette does not like the white or yellow or light blue when it comes to scan those! Plane is from the 85° Squadriglia 18)Gruppo, base
    19 points
  10. thanks Bigdave, struggling on is what I do. thanks Giorgio. I know th white background is not ideal, but it's the best thing I've got for working on delicate parts (fnaar). I've dug out an alternate thingy later on in this post thanks CC, the fight was not over I think that's what Johnny is using over on his Hind thread judging by the latest photos thy do test ones patience don't they? Ah! so it wasn't something I had done then? That's good to know was that dur
    18 points
  11. Hi Further to @bigbadbadge 's lovely Pawnee here is one straight from the KP box. As Chris has said, the kit is missing a few things including additional bracing on the wing struts. Pinback
    17 points
  12. So armour build number 9 is complete and I'm very happy with the way this one has turned out. The kit dates back to 1974 so doesn't have the quality that is available nowadays however I have a soft spot for these classic kits and intend to build a few more in the future. I did have an issue with the tracks and sprockets supplied with the kit but a kind donation of spare parts from @M3talpig allowed me to finish off the build thanks Steve much appreciated . Here's some pic's of the finished build The last pic shows the M
    17 points
  13. A 1/48 scratchbuilt 1917 quadruplane Supermarine PB31 aka the Nighthawk. Designed to patrol for long hours and attack Zeppelins as they came in to bomb England, two prototypes were commissioned, one was definitely built and flown. The design wasn’t approved for service but it has a lot of advanced features for its day. Doesn’t get much odder than this except for the Oertz W6 I’m intending to build for the anything but injection GB
    17 points
  14. Had this mostly built gathering dust on the shelf for a couple of years. If it wasn't for the fact that this was mostly built up, it was too advanced in build to enter into the Interceptors GB but since as I'd just done the MiG, I thought it was only right that I should complete its western counterpart Finally got it done & at last got to grips with Alclad as opposed to the Vallejo Metal Colour on the MiG. Added another pic of them both side by side for size comparison & comparison between the metal finishes. So this is the Sword kit which is a short run kit & should
    16 points
  15. I assembled the Meng 1:35 Kit ... ZSU-23-4V1 "Shilka" Shangai Cooperation Organization "Peace Mission 2014" I hope you enjoy my work The WIP can be found here: by Rodolfo Masti, su Flickr by Rodolfo Masti, su Flickr by Rodolfo Masti, su Flickr by Rodolfo Masti, su Flickr by Rodolfo Masti, su Flickr
    16 points
  16. Hello all; Here’s my recently completed Lancaster, the RAAF’s 460 Squadron G-George. The WIP thread is from the current GB and is here; I must say I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would and a lot of my preconceived ideas and prejudices about older tooling kits were knocked down. Here’s a few pics of how he turned out, there’s more about the build as well as George itself on my site. Cheers.
    15 points
  17. 1/72 Revell F-101B Voodoo, TDY to 13th Bomb Sqn, Ubon RTAFB, 1970 - Vietnam War My main interest is the Vietnam War and the many aircarft that operated there. Coupled to this I also like to throw in a curve ball every now and again. This Voodoo is one of them! This is the Revell F-101B, airbrushed using Tamiya paints, spare decals and a Flory wash to highlight all the lovely surface detail. A bit of 'History'. In order to further reduce the flow of supplies from the North via the Ho Chi Minh Trail, USAF planners converted a F-101B to be used in the nigh
    15 points
  18. Having built the Airfix 0-2A Skymaster when I was a kid, I just had to get the ICM's 1/48 kit when it came out. The kit is well detailed and goes together well. I used Eduard's etched seat belts which really look good. I heard that the main gear is a weak spot so I bought the excellent Aerocraft Models brass undercarriage set. If anyone has this kit be aware that the decals let it down - they are so thin that they fold up at the slightest touch. I ruined three of them but luckily found a couple I could adapt. I couldn't do anything about the other one . I took time detaili
    15 points
  19. Model represent the Po-2 used as coherent aircraft, belonged to the 1-st "Normandia" Fighter Regiment (from November8, 1944 regiment named "Normandia-Nieman") from 303-th Fighter Avision Division, 1-st Aerial Army ofthe VVS RKKA, Monastyrshina airfiled, september 1944. Plastic from ICM with no fit issues, with Eduard PE set for interior and exterior as additional. It's my first biplan in 1/48 scale and i'm thinking photoetched turnbuckles is a quite usefull additions at least in this scale IMHO. Engine from North Star Models, it's another story. Realy it's a model inside the model. M-11 in
    15 points
  20. Hi Folks Finally finished in time, a bit rushed in places. Just glad to finish the GB on time. Lightning F6, 11 Sqn, RAF Binbrook 1986 Kit: Aeroclub Lightning F6 Decals: A mix of Aeroclub/Airfix Extras: Airfix Missiles, Flightpath probe A bit of work to build but Great kit, better proportions than the Airfix kit. Darren
    14 points
  21. Saab J-35Ö Draken 351401/09, Fliegerregiment 2, 1 Staffel Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte Zeltweg, Austria, 2003 Kit: Hasegawa 1/72 "Austrian AF Farewell Special" Decals: Taken from Mistercraft kit D-89 "Alpean Draken" Build Thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235082965-saab-j35a-draken/
    14 points
  22. Saab J-35A Draken 36, F 16 Wing Uppsala, Sweden, 1960 Kit: Hasegawa 1/72 "Austrian AF Farewell Special" Conversion Kits: Aires 77202, Maestro Models 7202 & 7222 Decals: Flying Colors general sheet, Numbers from Tarangus Lansen Build Thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235082965-saab-j35a-draken/
    14 points
  23. F-106 DELTA DART 101 Fighter Interceptor Squadron Mass. ANG. 1985 Hasegawa 1/72nd
    14 points
  24. Kit: 1/48 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Subject: Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ917 - '917' - IX (B) Sqn, RAF Lossimouth, 2021 - QRA fit Details: Modelled as per reference pics from interweb, books etc Misc: Mr Paint paints, Mr Color paints, Vallejo paints, Oils, PJ Pilot, various decal sheets Build Thread:
    14 points
  25. finally finished! did a quick start and then a long pause, mostly due to other GB commttments thanks mods for the extension! so you get here a Chinese Interceptor! not too many out there in modelled form, although Trumpeter did a great job on bringing them along! (I am desperately missing a Spey engined JH-7 though! ) J-8B Finback PLAAF Trumpeter 1/48 Metal landing gears from Up-Wind models from Taiwan! (better than SAC, imho, but also not really necessary. maybe it adds some stability to the generally flimsy gear!) no more
    14 points
  26. Douglas F4D-1 Skyray Bu No 130747, Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake Carrying a NOTS-EV-1 Pilot rocket as part of Project Pilot 22 August 1958 Kit: Tamiya TA60741 Decals: Starfighter Decals SFD-72156 Resin parts: Starfighter Decals SFDR-7221 Build thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235082906-project-pilot/
    13 points
  27. Fairey Fulmar MkIi BF782 of 806 NAS from HMS Formidable during Operation Ironclad, the invasion of Madagascar in August 1942. The Fulmar shot down more enemy aircraft than any other FAA aircraft during WW2 and was a very successful interceptor in the Med campaigns and convoys. Airfix (Smer) 1:72 kit, finished OOB except for seat belts, brush painted with Xtracrylix Extra Dark Sea Grey/Dark Slate Grey over Sky finished with Liquitex matt varnish. Transfers from the DP Casper Ironclad sheet.
    13 points
  28. Convair TF-102A-45-CO Delta Dagger 56-2367, 57 FIS Keflavik AFB, Iceland, 1969 Kit: Meng MMDS-005 Conversion Kit: Xtraparts XP003 Decals: Xtradecals X72165 Build Thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235082968-convair-tf-102-delta-dagger/
    13 points
  29. CURTISS P-40B WARHAWK 15th Pursuit Group, Wheeler Field, Hawaii. Dec. 7th 1941 Airfix 1/48th
    13 points
  30. Here’s my attempt of building Das Werk’s 1:32 Ju Ef-126 "Elli"/Ef-127 "Walli", I opted to build the double Argus engined Ef-126. This is Das Werk’s first foray into aircraft, all mistakes are down to me, I can highly recommend the kit it’s a very reasonably priced, large scale, unusual subject that offers 3 types, EF-126 single Argus pulse-jet, EF-126 double Argus pulse-jet or EF-127 Walther 509C1 rocket powered versions. Also included in the kit are two different types of display “stands”, either a factory cradle or take-off/taxi trolly, either of which could be used in a diorama?
    12 points
  31. Sea king with lights and moving rotors. Tail and bottom leds flash. Other lights include the front ones and a right and left navigation light. Usb charge with an internal lipo battery. Finish isn't great as I find these helicopters difficult with making windows. Lights don't show up well as too bright outside. Will do one when darker. After thought. Very difficult to easily access on off switch when rotors running.
    12 points
  32. Beautiful 3D printed kit from @One Man Model Toshihiko Shimizu The main challenge is to get rid of surface texture, especially on corrugated areas
    10 points
  33. My first completed model of the year. I build really slowly so this is quite the milestone for me. Some small issues that I'd go back and fix if I could, but at this point I'm just keen to move on to the next kit
    10 points
  34. Background: Much to my surprise I realised that despite having completed some 97 car model kits at this point, I'd never done a rally car. I'd certainly bought quite a few, but that's only almost the same thing. So what better place to start with rally cars than a Subaru Impreza, this kit having sat in my stash for some 8 years. I'd bought this particular Impreza as I do like the "bug eye" version, and the kit has driver/co-driver figures. There's a choice of car 10 - Mäkinen, or car 11, Solberg. Mäkinen in an Impreza? Weird. Also the Solberg/Mills pair have more interesting helmet design
    10 points
  35. Dear Colleagues Before I finish the Flyhawk Hermes (1937) by placing her on her own base, I decided to put her 'in harbour' to do a few photographs. I have assembled odds and ends for the harbour over several years to make an interesting backdrop. I think many of you will agree that Flyhawk make the nicest 1/700 ships if you want a pleasant build with sharp details. What is admirable is Hermes was the first ship in the world designed as an aircraft carrier from the keel up. You can't help thinking that the designers got the overall design right and the l
    10 points
  36. This is my first kit completed in 2021, and took a bit longer than I intended it to (often the way). 028 by Dan Hardy, on Flickr Had it since 2004 when it was bought in a D-Day 60th anniversary set along with an M3A1 half track (built) and a Churchill tank (unbuilt). Really not a lot to it! 029 by Dan Hardy, on Flickr My intention was to do it straight out of the box, but I couldn't leave it, and decided to busy it up with a set of stowage from Redog, and a couple of jerrycans from the spares box, which are originally from a Roco Mini
    10 points
  37. Here are some pictures of my Tamiya Spitfire Mk XVI in 32nd scale. I've made the big mistake of using the Aires cockpit in this build, which just complicated things unnecessarily, as the improvement in detail is marginal. As a result, the model was put aside and sat in the "shelf of the doom" for about a year, until I've decided to continue building it. The kit's engine lacks many details, so since I was planning to keep the nose side panels removable, I've basically scratchbuilt all the cables and tubes that were missing forward from the firewall. A lot of time was sp
    10 points
  38. First off a bit of roof strengthening. Not pretty, but definitely required. I've also added some plastic card backings in places where the sanding will definitely start thinning the plastic: And the grille backing piece has been removed and the nose is now looking a LOT better! And this is how the DB5 body looks after its facelift; lots of 400-grade wet-or-dry later: Then marked out for the first cuts: Too late to go back now! Then the boot section too: And qui
    10 points
  39. Thanks Chris, I'll go one further and say I can't imagine a better kit of the Gladiator being produced in the foreseeable future, plus it's been a nice vice-free build so far (appropriate digits crossed, of course, there's still opportunities to mess the whole thing up ) A quick catch-up; I masked the black section of the underside markings off: Also disassembled the engines (the main parts had been held together with Blu-tak for the base coat of black) and gave the cylinders a coat of Vallejo Metal Color Exhaust colour, the gearbox and pushrods got a coa
    10 points
  40. Construction continues - Steps 13 to 22 Moving right along now and this will be my last post for the day. We continue this Beaufort build with the Control Column (not glued in as yet), bomb aimers swivel seat (which is too large to be placed at right angles) and the convenient crew Elsan bog box / dunny. Airfix also provide the option to mount the lateral fuselage Vickers gun within an open side hatch, or an appropriate sized part to fix this panel closed. I’ve chosen the open position so glued in the gun mount as shown in Step 16. Also at this construction step is the
    10 points
  41. This was one of my Christmas presents and it’s a treasure trove of odd WWI designs including scale plans. I wanted it for details of the Sablatnig planes but there are several others that I intend to build starting with the Oertz. Having just finished one Quad, I thought why not do another. So this is my intended victim the Oertz W6 aka the flying schooner. I know the GB doesn’t start till the 20th but I thought I’d crack ahead as I have a lot to do and I’ll make sure I don’t break the 25% rule. First off make the hull. Plans copied 20 times and former trans
    9 points
  42. T-34, nice kit from Zvezda, was build out of the box, except tracks from MasterClub and some other additions. Thanks for looking.
    9 points
  43. My latest work. Canopy broke, anyway,i left it the way it is. Any suggestions or criticisms are welcome, Thanks for watching.
    9 points
  44. Model represent the Po-2 used as coherent aircraft, belonged to the 1-st "Normandia" Fighter Regiment (from November8, 1944 regiment named "Normandia-Nieman") from 303-th Fighter Avision Division, 1-st Aerial Army ofthe VVS RKKA, Monastyrshina airfiled, september 1944. Plastic from ICM with no fit issues, with Eduard PE set for interior and exterior as additional. It's my first biplan in 1/48 scale and i'm thinking photoetched turnbuckles is a quite usefull additions at least in this scale IMHO. Engine from North Star Models, it's another story. Realy it's a model inside the model. M-11 in
    9 points
  45. This was my attempt at ICM's "beer delivery" Spitfire mkIX. The kit wasn't great - made of grey chocolate, for example, and you could either build it with the engine in and none of the cowling on, or the engine out and the cowling closed. The engine wasn't very detailed and didn't fit together very well. I hammered and bodged it into the state you can see it in below but the fit isn't very good and there's a suggestion of banana-itis where I've kept half of the cowling attached. The barrel attachment pylons were just pathetic, too. It was my first go at carving up a kit, as well as using
    9 points
  46. The Mongol invasion fleet has been spotted approaching the Home Islands and even the nation's housewives have been whistled up to bolster the defenses. Naah, I made that one up. While female Samurai did exist, they were few and far between. What we're seeing here is a ritual dance ceremony... ...calling on The Ancestors and the Gods to send another "Devine Wind", and save Sacred Nippon for the second time since the "Kamikaze" sunk the Kublai Khan's previous invasion attempt in 1274. Meanwhile, the Samurai class hone their considerable sword skil
    9 points
  47. Thenks to the extension I was able to finish a project for a GB since... Nordic 1 I believe. It was slightlyrushed in theend, but there is no subsitute for last minute panic, asfar as work motivation is concernedi guess. On the bright side I managed to finish one of the Tonkas fromtheTornado STGB aswell, so that is a bonus. You are herefor thepictures tough so enjoy: Kit: F-101B by Revell (1:72) Aftermarket: Resin seats and Model Master pitot Build thread: Pictures:
    9 points
  48. A big push this afternoon and I'm all done! Well, maybe 99 and 44/100 percent. The two ANG birds (F-51D and F-86A) only have a couple of minor things to add. The Matchbox Sabre is going to have to wait until I'm back from my trip. It was always the odd-man out anyway . . . . Here are a few pics for you to enjoy! I'll post better photos in an RFI later. And for my last photo, my results from this triple-header build project:
    9 points
  49. I think the hull is done..........i think.............. finished the drivers and radio operators hatches last night ......so its on too the turret
    8 points
  50. Hasegawa 1/72 F-86D Sabre Dog (JRV - 14088) - Gunze acrylics - Artistic oils wash - Lift Here decals - Eduard PE Zoom set - Landing light made from Kristal Klear Cheers, S.
    8 points
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