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  1. Hello, this is one from some 4 years ago, won a gold at the 35th IPMS Hellas annuals. Italeri kit, Gunze and Alclad paints, Eduard Bid Ed photo etched parts, Pavla resin set (partial) and some scratch building (specifically the bomb rack and interior framework). Thanks for watching. Regards, Alex
    54 points
  2. The build was filled with enthusiasm from the start. I have a big heart for the Tornado and so many great schemes to choose. Things started to feel heavy though before the paint was applied. Anyone who has built this kit knows the pitfalls. Because of the shape of the aircraft, fuselage in particular, knows the moulding limitations in manufacturing the kit. Pressing on, little things seemed to go wrong for me but I wanted to continue and not leave it for that shelf of you know where. Vallejo Air paint and Eurodecals with India Ink accenting of the panel lines. A slight deviat
    26 points
  3. This is the old Revell kit build from the box, just with the addition of spares folder decals as I bough her second hand. A simple kit with minimal interior detail, but I did like the surface detail and it looks quite nice built up. I went hard with the weathering as these aircraft tended to get pretty filthy. Not a modern "uberkit" but still a nice build.
    25 points
  4. Evening, all! After building on and off since first lockdown(!) I've finally managed to finish my Hasegawa Harrier, built as GR.9 ZG511/82 as she was during her last deployment to Kandahar. This build was a real labour of love. It's still the best big wing Harrier in this scale in my opinion, but she really fights you along the way. The end result is worth it though. I threw lots of aftermarket goodies at this one. I felt that the subject was worth the effort. Aires cockpit (butchered to more resemble a Brit Harrier) Eduard MB Mk.12
    24 points
  5. - Inspired by our friend Johnny the Spadgent 1/48 and Nikolay , this is my own Hind. -I have to say that I'm very desapointed by the result, the main attraction is the riveting on which I spent many hours and the fina result is not rewarding in regards of time spent on it. - Those bloody rivets are faintly visible on the finished model and unvisible on photo which, to add of the mess, are rather blurred......I choosed avoiding pre-shading to prevent of clogging these tiny little things before painting for nuts. Coats of paint and matt varnish too thick? Irregular 3D printing? can't
    17 points
  6. Tamiya Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8 1:48. Refurbish the breed ! This one here got wash with my new Flory washes, a new antenna wire, partly new decals which makes it to a squadron aircraft of 6./JG1, Störmede, Germany 1944. The kit was build and painted with Modelmaster paints some ten years back. Hope you like this one ! Cheers Bernd
    17 points
  7. Hi guys. I managed to finish my first model for 2021. It´s ACEs FV-623 Stalwart Mk.2, built as swedish Amfibiebil 101. Sweden starts testing the Alvis Stalwart in 1962 and ultimately used 24 of them until 1985. The vehicles were initially used as supply vehicles for the coastal artillery, later as towing vehicles for the mobile artillery command system "Arte 719". The kit is quite nice but brings a lot of flash on nearly all parts and so it takes it´s time to build. I painted the Amfibiebil after a single pic from the net, most of them should have worn
    15 points
  8. This kit is my first official post of 2021( I have finished a bunch of 1/48 vehicles and figures, but this is my first wing thing) I should call it Lazarus as this thing has been resurrected from the dead multiple times. It started as a Thunderbirds livery, but the white paint started cracking to the point I had to strip it completely. Then something clouded the canopy and I had to refinish/polish it back to something barely acceptable. Then a barn cat found its way in the house and the pitot, landing gear and tail had to be repaired. On and on and on. I have a rule that I never leave a book o
    14 points
  9. Here is my 1:72 Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4, ZJ949 "H", No. 1435 Flight Royal Air Force, RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands, 2015. Hasegawa kit, which is a bit disappointing for the "best 1:72 Typhoon kit on the market" - yes, it's nice molded and quite accurate, but have some annoying fit issues and only "in-flight" configuration of engine nozzles. Nothing that you expect from 2012 Hasegawa kit priced about 30 GBP. Small Eduard brass for the cockpit, Reskit exhaust nozzles and Pavla MB Mk.16A ejection seat have been added. Painted mostly with Gunze C334 "Barley Grey". Decals are m
    13 points
  10. Afternoon all, My latest off the bench, as my Russian theme moves into the jet age, is the lovely 1/72 MiG-15 from Eduard. This is the Profipack edition finished completely OOB; fit was a bit tight in areas so a bit of filler here and there, but generally it was a problem free build. Finished using Hataka Orange Line and Aclad lacquers- I've always been a bit scared of the unforgiving nature of natural metal finishes, so thought it was about time I gave it another go. My inability to achieve a flawless surface finish is highlighted more than usual, but generally I'm pretty pleased
    13 points
  11. Finished a few months earlier, OOB with the exception of resin exhausts and tires . Painted with Tamiya and Vallejo RLM Acrylics. IMG_7355 by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr IMG_7362 by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr IMG_7343 by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr IMG_7360 by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr IMG_7358 by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr IMG_7349 by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr
    12 points
  12. 'Love' is probably too strong a word Ali but it does add to 'the fun' Ha! Perhaps I should have gone to Specsavers… I still think they could have made it clearer but hey, that's just me. With that done I could assemble and glue the bomb bay, at last: I must admit that my mojo's a bit low at the moment - I think it's all the multi-step, fiddly, different coloured things but it won't be long now… …until I start the cockpit. I will admit now that, as Jim's kit is going to be closed up, I'm only detailing one b
    12 points
  13. Now this really isn't something you see every day on RFI. A Vulcan B1a. The B1a is jointly my favourite variant of the Vulcan with the regular B1, but there has never been a kit made of the B1a. My only option to build one is to convert one from another Vulcan kit, as the only Vulcan B1 kit is incredibly rare and not cheap, and from the 1950s, it wouldn't make a very good starting point, so I have to use a B2 kit. The B2, as you will see further down, has an entirely different wing to the B1 and B1a, among many other differences, so it's quite an extensive conversion. Seriously can someone ple
    11 points
  14. I thought you might like to see these. The Bucc' and Seahawk are in my builds to sell box now in order to make space. I love all these but some just have to go. The Seahawk is the old FROG kit with work done in the cockpit with Aeroclub seat and undercarriage, the bay and wheel wells opened up as the kit ones were all closed in. Decals by Model Art if I recall. Then there is the Buccaneer. Its the Airfix first reissue but not the NA.39!!! with dainty fine, raised panel lines. However long before the current new tool. Modeldecals used and new seats. Sadly I could not find the
    11 points
  15. Hallo This is my last 48th scale Spit. The next will be in 32. Now, more or less straight from the box. Just dashboard and belts added. And less decals, all insignia sprayed with Montex masks. So have a look! Happy modelling
    11 points
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  17. Build this for the on-going Panzer III group build. Feedback and critique are most welcome. Enjoy the photos! You can find the build thread here: Mark
    9 points
  18. Another flat off the production line, 30mm this time....
    9 points
  19. Source: https://www.greenmats.club/forums/topic/6380-wingsy-kits-148-messerschmitt-bf109e-1-3-4-7-–-анонс/page/6/?tab=comments#comment-106124 V.P.
    9 points
  20. Thanks Tony. The differential shrinkage is rearing its ugly head but thankfully without too much impact. The biggest issue I'm facing is around the engine cylinders, the inlets/exhausts and the collector ring. Given that there are 20 separate components and around 40 individual connection points I am surprised its going so well. The digital manipulation can be frustrating, but the nerve wracking is assembling the final output Giorgio Thanks Dave. Resistance is futile as we all know. Airfix? ha! Now AMG I would consider. I've been tel
    9 points
  21. Hello Here is a build done in early 2020. Hasegawa F4U-7 Aires Cockpit Aires engine Pavla control surfaces Obsureco wheels Brassin HVAR and bomb Adecco decal The model depicts a plane during 1956 Suez Canal crisis. Some sources say that this actual airframe had only yellow stripes wihtout black ones. Aires cockpit needs some added details to depict a -7 such as armrests, and armament control boxes on each sides of the gunsight.
    8 points
  22. This is Renaissance Models 1/43 Alfa 158 Alfetta, painted to represent the car of Giuseppe Farina at the 1950 Italian GP: It's a nice little kit, with lots of photoetech: Plus body in resin etc: The engine cover is heavily louvred and Renaissance kindly include a former so that you can shape it into submission: And the grille is a PE delight/nightmare, depending on your mood and how much gets lost in the carpet: Finished model:
    8 points
  23. Hello A couple of photos with one of my my latest kit. Arma Hobby 1/72nd Hawker Hurricane Mk.Ia - Eastern Front limited edition. Almost OOB. Painted old roundels under the decal crosses (as on the real machines) and painted tactical numbers. Vallejo Model Air paints. Comments are welcome 210 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 209 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 208 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 207 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 206 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 205 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 204 by Iulian Macovei, on Flickr 203 by Iulian Macovei,
    8 points
  24. Hello Friends, Another Bf-109 in my collection. Decals from Kagero book. 1/72 scale. Best regards, Robert
    8 points
  25. Now in a Ced build these two observations can both (rather uniquely) be true! In other (thread drift) news....I've now received a parcel from Jim at the 453rd Museum, and so will have to commit some modelling for the first time in a couple or more years. I've tapped and unwrapped it and ordered some bits and bobs and some paint so it must be going to happen.....
    8 points
  26. I dove into the kit box a little deeper, and it is as “Whirly” said: The rotor blades are made from a special black material, and not from the same (traditional) resin material as the rest of the kit. I also have the Unicraft resin kit of the HH-52– I got it a few years before the Whirlybird kit was released. It isn’t quite as nice, so I figure I’ll do the nicer WB kit as my (first-ever) resin build for this GB. When I built my Italeri HH-19 model a couple of years ago, it had been OOP for some time. I bought a two kit bundle on ebay- one complete, one only missing
    8 points
  27. Yesterday the bulk of the engine components got their paint: Vallejo Metal Color; Silver for the push-rods, Exhaust Manifold for the cylinders and a mix of the two for the 'spider' which I'm guessing is the fuel-feed pipes: ... and the rearward parts were assembled - it might be my camera, and much as I would like to blame it, it could just as easily be the lack of my photographic skills which basically consist of setting the camera to 'Auto' for everything apart from 'macro on/off', but suddenly everything looks the same colour, which it isn't. I'll try taking some pi
    8 points
  28. A nice kit and my favourite build to date. Added the CMK extra detail cockpit the first time I had used extra bits for a kit. I have to say it was a nightmare, bits broke while taking them off the blocks, so I ended up with a mixture of the extra kit and the box original kit. Once it was together the cockpit did look nice, but it would not fit in the air frame so it took a lot of cutting, sanding and eventually I got it to fit, but I will probably not bother with a kit like that again! I tried doing an oil wash all over before I painted it, although I am not sure it made much difference to be
    8 points
  29. I've long wanted to convert Heller's classic 1:72nd DC-6 to a DC-7 so I recently took the plunge and ordered the Aircraft in Miniature conversion set from Hannants. A box soon arrived crammed full of nicely molded grey resin along with a comprehensive set of instructions. The conversion kit gives you fuselage plugs to extend the DC-6 fuse to the longer DC-7, a new wing centre section, a new taller and squarer fin, saddle tanks for the engines, new cowlings and cooling gills (open or closed) as well as white-metal 4-bladed props. All in all a very comprehensive set.
    7 points
  30. From the Airfix Wildlife series, though to use the logical argument of Ripping Yarns, can a 1/1 copy be classed as a model?
    7 points
  31. Hi folk's,well I,m happy with the tidying up of the stripes and the sturdiness of the landing gear.Prop painting in progress now.
    7 points
  32. Hi This is my second Eduard P-51D This time I choosed the green tails of the 457th FS I didn't add the two long range fuel tanks because I prefer a plane without it Some other photos in the link bellow P-51D 457th FS
    7 points
  33. This one has been completed: Will post some better shots in the RFI section when I get to take some.
    7 points
  34. Time for another update, before i depart on another 8-day Disaster movie. I was not happy with the overall finish of the Bucc. While it was smooth and shiny, it was also smudgy and the remainder of the enamel wash gave the model a rather skanky appearance. Problem with gloss finishes is, they're almost as bad as silver. They tend to highlight every little surface imperfection. So, i masked off the extra dark sea grey and sprayed the upper surfaces with Mr Color Semi Gloss, 181. I am pleased with how it turned out... Some parting thoughts about the windscreen.
    7 points
  35. Making a spot for the start of this build HMS York heavy cruiser got the kit for a bargain at the last show Bolton I managed to get to before everything fell apart. Since then I have acquired a few extras ( The BIG BOY'S came around honest ) to go with it mostly for her sister ship Exeter but sure I can make them fit and very inspired by @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies and @robgizlu builds I will be attempting the same camouflage as the box art a bit like Rob's HMS Berwick build light grey and dark grey 507C and 507B I think I have that right.
    6 points
  36. It's all done at last ...........a few Aber kits and a Tamiya early production kit no-216 and some scrounging around on the interwebs for info and i finally got there........ Hope you like And now the finished article.......Tiger 100 of the 502nd as seen during the fighting around the Leningrad sector 1942
    6 points
  37. Sooooooooo Not heard much from Quack for a bit Wonder what he's been up to Oh Lordy! It looks like he's been mashing a perfectly good Kinetic 1/48 Alpha Jet........poor thing...... Hope he's got a VERY good explanation for this...... Errrr, well, it's like this, y'see .......... I'd finished the 74 Sqn Phantom FGR.2 which I was quite pleased with - then looked around for summat else t'build. I've got a Revell 1/48 Tornado GR.4 which I want to finish as a Granby GR.1, but frankly it scares me a bit and it's likely
    6 points
  38. Evening guys and gals, More progress on the mammoth B-52 project to update you on. I've been beavering away on the cockpit and flight deck of late and have built a basic interior using the Sanger seats with a few mods. I've also used the Sanger control columns even though they were, in my humble opinion, a little oversized: There's scope to add more detail here but life is too short to waste time on making things that'll never be seen! I've made and added the escape hatches for the ejector seats above the pilots: And th
    6 points
  39. Hi Jeff yes I was looking at your build the other day very nice but way to small for me 600 scale. Thanks for joining in fellas well not one but two packages arrived today were not supposed to be here until the end of the month only 2 weeks from ordering well pleased More bits of PE not just for this build but also my WTF Zeppelin and some very nice bits from Micro Master just waiting on my books now. Thanks to the BIG lad @robgizlu for putting me onto these Not all for this build before someone picks up on
    6 points
  40. Been up to my eyes sculpting creases and really enjoying it! So time for an update Started by beginning the crease process on the right leg, so I started by sculpting the same bulge from the top of the boots, and builing up the top of the calf in the same way IMG_20210406_194247 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20210406_194538_1 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20210406_194631 by Nick Frost, on Flickr Then I started adding creases with sausages of clay I can then blend in at the edges IMG_20210406_195001 by Nick Frost, on Flickr
    6 points
  41. A RFM kit, good details, bad plastic material, workable track lins is a big plus. Thank you for watching Please visit mu facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/liu.andy.3701?ref=bookmarks
    6 points
  42. Just finished this one from my box of doomed unfinished builds started in 2018 or there abouts. BPK kit of the Canadair CC-144 Challenger. This last pic shows the little one in company with a bigger one to 1/72nd which, in turn, is the resin kit put out by Leading Edge several years ago. The 1/144 kit is rather cute and the tiny wheels gave me shivers when handling to be fixed to the legs. Fortunately no losses!! The windscreen is so clear you can actually see in to the cockpit!!! The whole fus
    6 points
  43. An update! A small but significant step forwards, the ERA panels are now attached and have been painted in Humbrol 030 which contrasts nicely with the 117 that is the green in the camouflage. Photos of the real thing shows a contrast but different light shows differing levels of contrast. I’ve also begun to attach a few bits to the rear of the turret. M60A1ERA 21 by phil da greek, on Flickr M60A1ERA 20 by phil da greek, on Flickr M60A1ERA 19 by phil da greek, on Flickr The paint is all still fresh on top but underneath is ready for some dirt so tha
    6 points
  44. The Vickers Wellesley is a striking aeroplane. Its unique appearance arrests the eye. Ungainly as its fuselage may seem, the Wellesley's great spread of wing lends its appearance the air of a sailing bird. A novel construction method which achieved great strength with light weight allowed that wide span, which enabled the Wellesley to carry a similar load of bombs to that of its twin-engined contemporary, the original Whitley with its two Tiger radials, and to do so at higher speed with a quicker rate of climb. Accounts of the Wellesley often emphasize its being predecessor to the famo
    5 points
  45. I don't recall seeing this posted here on BM before; if it has, I will remove the redundant post. I found this on the World War Photos website while looking for something else! I think it would be a useful modeling reference. Mike https://www.worldwarphotos.info/usaaf-codes/
    5 points
  46. You are not wrong, I think it is a generally accepted fact. In addition the word Blue in this context may mean more than the actual colour. BTW The Russians divide blue into two separate colours. The whole duck egg blue/green thing practically ruined my childhood as in those days there were a limited number of colours of Platignum Felt tips to colour in my Battle of Britain film colouring book. I was worried about the Dark Earth/Green/Sky thing long before it became fashionable.
    5 points
  47. 85€ it was because "the box is damaged". Well it was. But the only damage I could find was the shipping labels and stuff taped onto it when sent to the first customer. They should know better by now. But in the end I don't care about boxes and am very happy with the price I paid. The parts are large, casting quality is not what I'd expect on first glance with such an expensive plastic kit, but I know Franzis quality never was worth its money, so I was prepared for that. It will get stowed away and probably will be built when my son is old enough and interested. Being a working model this shoul
    5 points
  48. Hello all. I have had a very productive day today. I used my new-found(!) skills with the computer and produced an instrument panel which was not far out from the right size and fitted it to some 20 thou card with PVA - probably not the best thing, some of the ink has smeared but I can only see the problem when I have my magnifiers on! You cannot really tell it was the Wingnut Wings instruction manual decal placement diagram complete with lines showing what transfers go where! I sanded the top edge to a slight curve and added it to the underside of the top decking:
    5 points
  49. Hello, This is old school kit from 1976, with raised panel lines. I like this classic kits as they were good engineered (not too complicated to have more fun and less work and some fit problems are mostly easy to fix). Airbrushed with Revell and Humrol enamels. Only wheels were changed and interior detais added. Martin
    5 points
  50. Decaling now finished. Some touch ups to go and to finish up the pylons and harpoons
    5 points
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