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  1. My first kit completed this year - AV-8S (VA-1) Matador, 1:72 Italeri (ex-ESCI). My 5th Harrier so far! Built out of the box (except for Pitot tube from Master, resin ejection seat from Pavla and some scratch). Italeri's kit is old and needs some work, but I'm quite happy with a result. Thanks for watching!
    38 points
  2. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! Let me present you my next model from Revell.
    33 points
  3. Hi again, time to present another model made in 2020. The Academy-kit is superb in terms of details, not so much in terms of decals. Luckily, Kits World Decals offers great aftermarket decals, so I decided to give it a go. I also like the subject a lot One thing I would do differently now would be to drill out the guns. Thanks for looking, comments & criticism always welcome!
    25 points
  4. Supermarine Sea Otter Mk.I, FAA, Maryborough, Australia, June 1945 Sea Otter was the successor to Walrus and entered service late in WW2. It was the last bi-plane type to enter service in RAF or FAA - but it still rescued airmen in the 1950 for example in the Korean war. Kit: Special Hobby 1/72 Supermarine Sea Otter Mk.I 'WWII Service' (SH72429) Scale: 1/72 Paints: Hataka Red Line Weathering: Flory Models, Vallejo, Tamiya & Ammo Mig Rewarding but challenging little kit by Special Hobby (originally Azur). Wing construction was the challenging part, other than that it was very nice kit - but packed with lots of tiny PE and resin bits which could be quite fiddly. I also added some details of my own like the railings and rope which are lead wire. Rigging (my first) done with rubber wire found from an undisclosed source. Painted with Hataka acrylics and weathered using Flory wash and different enamel and acrylic based weathering products. WIP:
    21 points
  5. Spitfire LFVb of 64 Squadron flown by Johnny Plagis Coltishall 1943. This is the other half of the Airfix Dogfight Double boxing, from which the Me109 I finished earlier https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235103962-airfix-148-messerschmitt-bf-109-e-7/#comment-4284760 I decided to complete the Spitfire as one operated in the ETO rather than MED.
    18 points
  6. Started somwhere in 2020,I finally managed to get this off my bench. I already built a 747-400F by using a Revell -200 fuselage and the wings of a Revell -400. For this build however,I used the fuselage of an incomplete Airfix 747 kit and the wings of the Revell -400, I had in my spares. Mating these parts was a major task,as the Airfix kit has no wingbox,the wing root had to be built up with sheet styrene and putty. I also tried to correct the front end as good as possible, Many sessions of puttying and sanding were necessary to make everything look smooth. The decal for the Singapore Cargo comes from V1 decals and are very well printed and nice to work with. Painted with Gunze white surface primer 1500 for the entire fuselage,and Gunze enamels for the rest of the model. All in all,I am pleased with the result and happy to have been able to use parts from the spares entirely for this 747. Cheers Alex
    15 points
  7. Hainan Airlines operated 4-5 Dreamliners in different Kung Fu Panda liveries. I found the golden one from PAS Decals. Windows are from Authentic Airliners,details come from the Zvezda and Revell decal sheets. The PAS decals have no white backing,but they come with a set of masks for the panda head shape. For the fuselage I used Gunze copper,as the gold paint would have been much too bright compared to photos of the original. After application of the panda head decal,I realized that the masks were a bit off in shape and size,so after clear coating,I had to correct and fill the gaps carefully,so that the panda would be embedded in the copper. The rest of the build and decaling was troublefree. The only problem are the door decals,as they stand out a bit on the metallic paint even though I gloss coated the whole fuselage prior to decal application Cheers Alex
    15 points
  8. Hi, my first aircraft post here. last few posts have been motorbikes Painted in tamiya acrylics and Alclad EZ line for the rigging, this stuff really helps bring it to life. Apologies for all the photo's :-)
    15 points
  9. Hi everyone, this Airfix A-4B was started over a year ago. Shame on me! But it is now finished and I am not too unhappy with the final outcome. A brilliant little kit and a multitude of potential paint schemes, most of them really colorful! Just what I like. So this first one has been finished as an A-4B serving with Navy Squadron VC-5, based at Kubi Point in the Philippines. I could not resist the checkerboard on the tail! Here is the link if you want to take a look at the WIP: So here are a few photos of this beautiful little plane. The A-4B is actually my favorite jet. Did you say weird? This kit is such a brilliant one that I could not resist to start a neww one in the A-4 Skyhawk GB. It did not get finished then but it only needs the windscreen fitted and then it is time for the primer. So not a huge distance to cover to reach the finish line. The second one will be finished as a plane of VA-106 Gladiators. I need to get a couple more... at least. Thank you for watching. Have fun! JR
    13 points
  10. Hi everyone here is my 1/32 Mistel 3 W.Nr. 460065, Bernburg, Germany, April 1945. Paints were Mr Paint range - with their RLM 76 diluted with 50% white to achieve a late war cobalt reduced RLM 76. Conversion / decals - my AIMS 1/32 Mistel 3 conversion set Other AIMS products - Ju 88 A-1 Essential PE, Tail wheel Bay PE, Main Gear bay test shot PE, Ju 88 External Manufacturing Plates decals Non AIMS products - HGW Ju 88 seat belts Problems during build - Bad back, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, Covid 19 and pneumonia - Oh sorry you mean with the build..... things needing filler only and if using what Mr Paint call an undocumented 'RLM 76 Grunblau' again I would give it a monotone RLM 02 undercoat to add strength / depth to this very weak colour regardless of what it truly is called or was in real life. During the build I purchased the Flugzug for the Mistel 2 from Luftachieve and saw the cable for the explosive charge on the back support rod was in a pale colour. When I did my Mistel 2 I had just said ok it must be yellow but this time I asked D.E Brown and he supplied me with the colour chart for the different voltages the Luftwaffe used. All I needed then was to see in the Flugzug that the fuse at the base and top of the rod was 24 volts and I had my answer - 'Violet'. If you have any questions I will do what I can to help. thanks again and best wishes, John
    11 points
  11. Yes, Djarin acquires a new ship in the episode. I quite like the Naboo starfighter but I'm not sure yet about having one as Mando's new ride. It doesn't make much sense for a bounty hunter to have a tiny one-man fighter. Some of the mods to it are a bit much as well. The hot rod, carburetor-though-the-bonnet thing is a bit OTT. The natural metal finish is nice though. The script seems to half imply that he might be able to find a new Razor Crest at some point though, which would be nice. Okay, so on to the rear hatch. I'll need to keep this one openable, and fortunately it looks a lot better that the side doors and is fine without modification, apart form one glaring issue, that being the copyright info moulded to the outside of the door. I won't blame Revell for this, as it was probably a requirement from Lucasfilm to have the copyright info somewhere visible. It is a bit of a pain to clean off though since it's on a panel with raised edges around it. That makes scraping or sanding a bit tricky. In the end, I removed the lettering as best as I could, then covered over the area with two strips of styrene. There are no raised panels there on the real ship, so this isn't accurate, but it looks better than traces of the lettering showing through after painting. The fit of the door in the fuselage is pretty good, but it won't stay closed on its own, so I've added a magnet to the rear of the door to keep it shut. The door hinge is trapped in place by the back end of the floor panel but, as I won't be fitting the full floor, I cut the rear section off so I could glue that in place to secure the door. To hold the other magnet that'll keep the door closed, I glued a length of square styrene tube into the rear of the fuselage. The tube had a section cut out in the middle into which the magnet was glued. I did think about adding some kind of tab to the outside of the door that I could use to pull it open, but it's easy enough to just get a fingernail under the edge of the door and lever it down. I'll only need to open it to switch the light on and off, or swap the batteries. I've also added the rear landing gear hump. This is built up from two side pieces and a lower panel, and the fit is pretty good so long as you spend a few minutes cleaning up the slightly flashy edges of the parts. The gear bays looked a little bare, so I've added a few bits and pieces to liven them up a bit. Up at the front of the fuselage, there are a couple of short slots engraved just ahead of the side doors. These should be deeper and wider to match the (digital) studio model so I've drilled and reamed them out. They're a bit messier than I'd like because I couldn't drill all the way through the plastic as they're located right where the side curves into the bottom of the fuselage, and the styrene is very thick there. Hopefully they should look okay once painted and with a wash in them. In other news, I've just finished clipping together the little Bandai RC. It's pretty nice, although somehow not quite as good as I was expecting. It doesn't have quite the crispness of detail that we saw on the Tantive and SSD, although some of that impression may be due to the swirly twirly silver plastic. Not sure what I'm going to do with this one yet, but I don't think I'll paint it as Mando's Razor Crest. I might hold off to see if he eventually gets another one, or just paint it in a different scheme - Slave 1 colours migh look nice on it? Andy
    11 points
  12. Greetings from Greece, This is my 125th build, straight from the box of Gaspatch Models’ latest release – the Me-163B, yet another example of the high-quality products this firm is capable of producing. It was built within just 4 months -quite an achievement for me- and It depicts W/Nr. 191916 “Yellow 26” of JG400 at Brandis in April 1945 which is also in the box art. Keep modelling.
    10 points
  13. Beautiful kit, went together with no problems. -Dan
    10 points
  14. And here we are finished It's been a great little kit to build, with no particular vices. The running gear does seem quite fragile in places, but despite my ham-fistedness nothing broke. At the start of this thread, I did say that this would be my only Matchbox entry but, surprise surprise, I've changed my mind! There'll be more to follow. In the meantime, thank you once again to all who supported this build and especially to Dave and Pat for their outstanding commitment to this most excellent Group Build. Cheers
    10 points
  15. V-1 Decals, Tamiya acrylics, a bit of bare metal foil and some Molotow chrome pen. A very nice kit and great distraction from life as it is today. Thank you for looking
    9 points
  16. Ill not go into to much detail about this kit other than it was a great kit to build. Absolutely loved the challenge of airbrushing all of the camouflage, up grading the canopy - though will have to admit its not the exact one for this kit - researching the aircraft and the RLM colours, plus trying out the software to make one or two of the decals, printing them and mounting them - which as lead to making more for other kits. A few mistakes but a part from that happy.
    9 points
  17. Another one for my collection of special liveries. This particular 777 entered service with this livery in 2013 and will be repainted back to its standard scheme this year. EVA AIR's Hello Kitty aircrafts have proven to be vety popular among travelers,so they had many different Hello kitty planes in their fleet. The decals are from 8A decs and are very nicely printed allthough on a very thin carrierfilm,so application of the large segments has to be done very carefully. The kit is the well known Zvezda 777-300. The build was straight forward with no major issues.The installation of the landing gear and doors is the most tricky part. The fuselage was spray painted with Gunze white surface primer 1500,clear coated prior and after decalling with Gunze Premium Gloss. All other parts are also painted with Gunze paints. Light weathering and highlighting the slats and flaps was done with a sharp pen. Two more of this giant airliner are on the bench currently,both with special liveries as well. Stay tuned Cheers Alex
    9 points
  18. Thanks Col Tad more progress this week. Joined the fus halves then added the wings and tails
    9 points
  19. Thanks everyone for all the positive comments, really appreciate it. Managed to bring to an end to all the PE -apart from some clamps at the rear that had to have a rethink - but all in all the PE is done. All the weld beads are done too., spent quite some time on those.....still one or two here and there to complete (side skirt brackets on one side)......I feel I've spent the hours that in reality was needed to build one. I understand from reading it took 250,000 man hours and 2 weeks to build one of the these in the factory..... The fuel tank breather tubes took some doing....but came out alright I think in the end..... Well that's it for tonight chaps....next update it will be primed and ready for painting. Nite all. Simon.
    9 points
  20. Finally, a perfectly good excuse to build a Tamiya Mosquito. I picked this kit up at our local swap and sell in 2021 for a good price with the inclusion of a True Details resin cockpit set. I've since sprung for a few more items to accompany the resin set. I'm not sure if I'll use the Yahu panel as the resin item should look nice with some crappy painting. It'll be a Mk.VI marked as SB-J from RAAF 464 Squadron flown by Flight Lieutenant Jack Palmer and his navigator Flying Officer Jack Rayner while the squadron was on task with 2TAF. The two Jack's were quite proficient at busting trains during their service with a typical load of four 500lb bombs plus the destructive power of .303 machine gun and 20mm canon rounds. A few pics of what I've got to work with. Cheers, Mick
    8 points
  21. Hello all you Tank heads, l'm giving Armour modeling another outing and enjoying the ride this time with something a bit more up to date. It was a fun build, no major problems in construction although there was so many alternative parts in the box you have to be carefull to identify the correct parts. Main paints were Mr Hobby with Humbrol and Tamiya details, and l attempted very basic wethering using Flory washes and sponge chipping. Lots of room for improvement, although l should not be silvering the decals at my age, so any advice would be greatfully recieved.
    8 points
  22. Hello Everybody! After the "E", the "F" and the "G`" already presented, now its is the turn of the "D" version to continue my Phantom saga. For that Rhino I used the old Monogram kit, which was - and even after the Hasegawa relates - to my opinion, one of the best Phantom ever produced at that scale before the arrival of the FM series. The overall level of details is very good and impressive for such an ancestor, the cockpit is just stunning, you can even find the electric connectors on the AIM-9B of the kit! Shape and size obviously fit the plan, Monogram masters its subject but the downside is unfortunately the raised panel lines. Unlike Hasegawa, the kit comes with a full load of missiles and ECM pods and the little pilots are very convincing! Last but not least, the kit comes with the airbrakes and the belly louvres opened, which is not the case in the vast majority of recents kits at that scale, needing a painful surgery. This kit has a particular story as I bought it long time ago with the idea to do a "C" but, under the express order of my son, I built it OOB for him without too much work. Then - and after his permission - I decided to de-construct it completely, remove the old paint and start again with the surviving remains, not wanted to spend money in another pricey Hasegawa. I spent a lot of time engraving the panels, riveting the surface again and adding some extra works when it was needed (tail hot area with extra metal plates, dropped ailerons and obviously the intakes inner tunnels). For the cockpit, I used the original one enriched with some PE and wiring. In order to complicate a little bit the built, I opened the nose section to show the radar and the one upper panel on the left wing, using an old Verlinden kit. However, doing so I had to scratch build the whole radar blackboxes behind which were omitted by Verlinden (the radar is given in its stowed position). It took me quite a while to modify the radar antenna by adding the tiny IFF interrogator dipoles and the mechanism to extract the whole stuff from the inner fuselage. Adding details inside the radome was also an interesting challenge at that scale! I added an SUU-23 gun pod, but I modified the gun muzzle and fairing, as the kit and the Hasegawa ones are too simplistic. The missiles's fins are made from an aluminium can sheet. Color and markings: To please our British Modelers friends I chose a Phantom based at Lakenheath during the "good old days in East Anglia", belonging to the 48th TFW before the Aadvark era because I found few photos of some of their birds with an interesting variation of the traditional SEA scheme, the original FS 30219 Matt US Tan being replaced by a lighter color. XTRA Decals instruct to use FS 34201 (SAC Bomber Tan) but I was really not convinced by that tint at that scale, so I made my own mix (forgot the reference). Some patches of FS 30219 were still there, especially on the fin. I used the XTRA Decals X72072 sheet for some parts of the markings, the rest is home made as I wanted to represent 66-504, having a left and right photo profile. To finish, I made simple dio inspired by a photo but without figures (I'm far from being a pro in modeling figures) to put the model in situation. I used aftermarkets products (ladders and tool box from Brengun) and scratch built the rest for the accessories. Here are the photos, which quality is not tip top (sorry for that): The real Phantom: My model: the little dio: To conclude, if you have this kit, you can build it easily OOB and slightly sand the raised panels if you wish (not a concern at that scale) to have a fairly nice Phantom. Thank you for your patience reading this topic and enjoy the photos!
    8 points
  23. Well well well !! It's now a bit more than a year that I did'nt started any threads.... CC's back with another lunacy !! Moons ago... around 1988, I bought this one.... Navy aircraft always sparked my interest... Then, it's a Vought one..... Then I put my hand on plans and was disappointed... Indeed, as soon as it has been issued, I bought this one.... And I was about to throw away the old Lindberg kit.... But luckily, I cannot bin a kit.... I found more documents about the so called Gutless... And elected to save the old lindberg because it was not too bad a kit.... Compared it to the Hobbycraft one is surprising but in fact it is simply not the same aircraft at all !! Well, as a madman, I think for myself, I got a blue one but some Cutlass were operated in gray and others were NMF.... Tortuous minds.... I need another Cutlass... Aaaand a few months ago, I got the opportunity to buy that !! I'm ready to send 3 pirates in BM arena !! Do not expect to see the 3 finished this year.... I got the Naval Fighter Serie for the F7U.... Definitely not an OOB .... Trust me !! Advices and Comments are welcome Banter are mandatory.... What do you think @Martian, Mad enough ??? Sincerely. CC
    8 points
  24. Hi there folks, just a quick update. I have now started to add items to the baseplate. First off I added one of the sides with the ammo boxes then the unit next to the drivers seat. Added the wall that separates the main compartment from the engine and added the storage box along with fire extinguishers in front of it. Then finally added the engine at the rear, this is now slowly taking shape... Here are a few photo's to show my progress so far... Next up is assembling and fitting the other side and rear panels of the tank, will be back as soon as that is done... As always thanks for looking in all the best Ed
    8 points
  25. Right! I'm now signed up to Imgur, so hopefully I've got the hang of this site. We'll soon see. I was going to add a Crusader blanket box, as I have a photo of a Cromwell carrying one on the back of the turret, but after studying several photos, I decided to add a large, square, stowage box, seen on several Czech Cromwells instead. This is the same type which I added to my welded hull Cromwell, so I had something which I could take the measurements from. First job was to make the basic box. I made this from 40thou card for the top and base, and .5mm card for the front, back and sides. I filled all of the joints and left it to harden, before rubbing it smooth with 1200 grit W&D. I used 10thou card to make the lid, and strips of the same material to make the band which goes around it. The fixing rivets were punched out of 5thou card. At the rear of the lid, I glued a length of stretched sprue, and cut some notches in it to represent a hinge. I added the latches from an Eduard set, and the padlock from an Accurate Armour etched sheet. The shelf which it sits upon was also cut from 10thou card, and once it was glued in place, the whole assembly was fixed to the rear of the turret. Last job was to add a couple of fixing brackets, complete with bolt heads. Hopefully, you can all see these photos. If so, I've got one more set to upload before I get on with some more work on it. Thanks for looking, John.
    8 points
  26. PK-306: 1/32 MG TC The build thread is here. Cheers
    8 points
  27. I have never built a Wellington before. That seems a little unfair to the aircraft, which was the mainstay of Bomber Command in the early years of the second world war. This GB seems like the right play to redress that injustice. However, I can't help being a little bit contrary. Most Wimpys had radial engines and that is the look that is familiar. I thought I would go for something a little bit different. The Wellington Mk.II had Merlin engines. Airfix recently issued the Mk.II so I will use that kit. I will also be using the Eduard interior detail set. How much of it will actually be visible remains to be seen.
    7 points
  28. Hi to all I present the B-25J model MWP (Metal Work Panels) version full aluminum coated (metal tape), customized, detailed & corrected in the following version: North American B-25 J Mitchell "Lady Lil" (correct nose for this version ) Hong Kong Models kit 1/32 scale model - version: 498thBs "Falcons", 345bth Bomber Group " Air Apaches" 5th AF in Philippines, May 1945 for more info & pics: http://www.adventurephotomodels.com Thanks for your attention George
    7 points
  29. Trumpeter kit with modifications (extended fuselage and shortened undercarriage)
    7 points
  30. After a little bit of wallet bashing, I've given myself a couple more options: Having never completed a Group Build before, I'm not planning to attempt more than one, and that one's going to be the One-Oh-Wonder with Caracal decals for the Hooligans, if (and it's a very long shot) I make good progress with that I might consider adding another probably the Deuce, again with Caracal decals for Penn ANG. I've also picked up a very second-hand Monogram F-100, but it's missing a couple of critical parts (nose intake and lower intake duct half), I've ordered an AMS replacement nose with FOD cover but it's coming from Australia, so not sure when it will arrive, if it gets here in time that one might replace the Deuce.
    7 points
  31. Yes I believe it is Johnny but as with many an announcement from the Big Boys I will use snuff instead of taking that as gospel. If it appears no doubt I will take another for old times sake, but frankly I would prefer Italeri to produce more of their H-19Bs, Them I would have probably three of, just for potential pipeline jobbies. A minor problem I ran into with this was that the decals from after market sources are sized to suit 1/72 scale but this is significantly smaller than... Roundels for instance have prescribed sizes to fit Whirlwinds and so I bought after market ones, right sized roundels too big but hopefully the size imbalance does not show too much. Whadda you think? Bugger busy sever message, hope it clears soon because it is a photo of this actual machine in the air. I have replicated the actual emblems and badges on her side and nose, 225 sqn's anchor and crossed swords on the front and on the cabin door the emblems of the Ghurka Rifles who were frequent customers in Borneo. I still need to sort out the serials, make the windscreen wipers and add antennae, lamps, stuff like that. And pop in the Gnome jet pipe and add scissor links to the nosewheel legs, finish remaking the winch and adding the mesh to the rotor gearbox covers. Pitot, did somebody mention the pitot? It is there on the desk in the bigger picture picture.
    7 points
  32. Progress today consisted of adding more detail thanks to the help of @beefy66 with the plans he posted. I bought the Eduard railing and crane set as I found the older WEM set a bit too fragile for my liking as even a light touch would bend the fine PE railing. I find the Eduard set a lot more sturdier. Started adding the railing. After looking over the plan I've noticed a watertight door needs to added to this part too. Had a delivery from Hong Kong eariler this week, XY Model resin chain, think this will add a lot to the model in the end personally. Thanks for looking.
    7 points
  33. And off we go! First impressions....surprisingly long! First job, paint cockpit/bridge. As I guess very little will be visible once all built up I've just sprayed everything black (remember if doing this mask off the fuselage mating surfaces). Takom have supplied a pretty well detailed cockpit particularly considering the scale. To my unacquainted eye it looks perhaps a touch oversized but I doubt it'll matter. A variety of clear parts need fitting prior to fuselage/hull assembly. Once cockpit painted, about 30sec it was mounted in the forward fuselage and both halves closed up. At this stage I was struck by the weight of the plastic and the substantial nature of the fuselage halves Prior to adding the rear fuselage I attended to the seem lines, cleaned up with medium and then fine grade sanding stick and rescribed any panel lines I'd sanded away. I've also drilled out the machine gun barrels. Rear fuselage halves added, again pretty good fit, not perfect but good enough. Note the one major gap in the lower hull. And that gets us too.... To give an idea of size.... Fin assembled along with tailplanes too. Mixed feelings, it goes together really quickly and without much fuss, great! However for the price, there's more parts to an M4 running gear, at a rough quick count about 60 parts. Better get some paint ordered then. Thanks for looking in! Darryl
    7 points
  34. Greetings Folks, This has to be one of the most challenging kits I have built in recent time. A big salute to those brave souls who have built this kit. The instruction was way confusing and the kit was really torturous. The kit to building this kit was yr instinct, always dry fit like 10 times then go for it, but then there would be a huge gap in many places, the cockpit was hard to work on but nothing like the spine, and oho took almost a day to fix it, it just won't fit at ALL, It was quite frustrating but with few pegs and some surgery well finally it fit. There are problems in other places too but I will skip it. Less the said the better it will be. The painting was done using Tamiya since I didn't have exact paints, so I mixed an eyeball with color reference. There are some places I still need to work on but I will do that when I am fresh again, this kit has taken a toll on me. Anyway, here it is, Thank you for watching and any feedback welcome, cheers. Mig-23UB (Known as Vikram) of No.223 Squadron, will add the serial number and yellow roundel later.
    6 points
  35. Hi all, Here's the shots of the completed model. Thanks for your comments and support - appreciated. 'Wingnut Wings' Salmson 2-A2 from WW1. This model represents Salmson 2-A2, Serial No:381 of Escadrille SAL 28 during 1918. The fully detailed build log is here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235100971-132nd-scale-salmson-2-a2/ As usual a fully detailed build log, in Adobe PDF format, will be available to download from my site (link in signature). Go to gallery 3 and just click on the PDF icon. Mike
    6 points
  36. So a decent session at the bench today and I now have the wing halves joined together although some minor fettling will be required just to tidy up and smooth out the edges. Considering that there are very few location points on this kit i must say that so far I've been impressed with the parts fit it really is very good indeed. I've also managed some work on the engine covers and various other bits and pieces and I'm very happy with how things are progressing. Here's a few pic's of today's progress And that's where the build stands atm. Work will interfere with my bench time for the next few days but I'll crack on whenever I get the opportunity. Thanks for looking back soon
    6 points
  37. @trickyrich ... oh master, look what I have acquired during my raiding and pillaging of hobby stores! Seven after market items for this build, that must be good, yes? I know, there are some decals which hardly counts... but there's plenty of resin too!
    6 points
  38. Workbench on the development of the Buccaneer. https://uk.airfix.com/community/blog-and-news/workbench/new-buccaneer-s2-go-big-or-go-home
    6 points
  39. ... some one rang?? Only 20 euros!!! I must be slipping..... let me go re-check as I'm sure you've forgotten something....... Corrupt!!!! No I merely help enlighten follow modellers of the "Joy's of Modelling".... that's the update version of that 80's book!! ... as if..... ...ok blame poor old uncle Rich for your lack of will-power, I can't help it if I find all these wonderful builds for everyone..... and hey I don't even charge for this service! Hmmm now there's an idea! It really sounds like you lot are missing my every glowing and enlightening presences.....hmmmm you know looking at my build schedule, there looks like there may be an opening around the time of this GB!!! ......and I really don't have to really sell my Kinetic F-104G (well I might)... and I'm sure by then I'll have something to come annoy/join you with by then! Century Fighters GB build mates!!!!!
    6 points
  40. Just my personal view Dave, but I would suggest not having a poll. I don't think it's really what this GB is about (knocking out lots of kits and re-kindling childhood memories etc,). It would also save you and Pat a lot of work . Cheers
    6 points
  41. Cannons! Radiators! More putty! The cannons I thought would be easy-nope. Fairing them in neatly is a chore, same for the radiators. A sane modeller would have just glued them onto the wings, I just had to duplicate the ramps. I also discovered my wing fairings were too shallow at the leading edge root, leading to a gull wing effect, more putty……. The black radiator is Matchboxes idea of the sizes the radiators. I guess they forgot their tape measure that day!
    6 points
  42. Always thought this was a very interesting layout for a bomber and eventually got round to building one. The rigging wires look a bit thick to me on reflection LightningBoy
    6 points
  43. Sprues, resin, PE & instructions Source: https://www.ipmsnymburk.com/forum/viewtema.php?ID_tema=41239 V.P.
    6 points
  44. Just in case anyone thought that I'd run away from this one. Here is a wee update. I'm waiting for some sprue goo to dry but think I've got the rest faired in OK. A ghost seam appeared at the bow so it's had a slathering with Mr. Surfacer and I'll get that sanded back tomorrow. One thing though, I'm going to have a lot of rescribing to do when I get it all sorted. Not my favourite task but the practice will do me good. Thanks for looking, Cheers, Alistair
    6 points
  45. Here's the first Airfix 190. Things could only get better.
    6 points
  46. I thought that I would jump in with Academy's kit of the A-37B Dragonfly for this group build. The box has three sprues of parts (2 for the airframe, 1 for munitions), a clear sprue for the canopy parts and decal options for USAF or ROKAF aircraft. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
    5 points
  47. The A7V was the German response to the tanks introduced by the British army in the Great War. Twenty pieces of these massive armoured vehicles were manufactured but they only saw action late in the war, in 1918. The name of the tank, A7V, is a very German-like expression: "Allgemeines-Kriegs-Departement, 7. Abteilung-Verkehrswesen", something like: The general war department’s section nro 7 for transportation”. The box-like tank weighed 32,5 tons and had a crew of 18. The armament was one 57 mm Maxim Nordenfeld cannon and six 7,92 mm Maxim MG 08/15 machine guns. The front armour was 50 mm thick and 20 mm in the sides.The tank had a 200-horsepower engine which gave the beast a maximum road speed of 15 km/h and 6,5 km/h on terrain. One of the biggest dangers to the tank crew, along with enemy fire, was that the tall and box-like tank capsized very easily. The A7V was over 3 metres high! I built a model from the Tauro-Models 1/35 scale kit. There were no special problems with the assembly. I painted the tank’s camo and slightly weathered it using Osprey's booklet on German WWI tanks as source material.
    5 points
  48. 1/72 Aliens APC WIP and more pics: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235105201-pins-kuta-4-172-aliens-apc
    5 points
  49. The undercarriage legs, doors, tanks and pylons were glued into place and when the glue had cured I tried to see if she would stand up. Imagine my shock and surprise when she rolled back on to her tail. No worries I thought I'll just have to angle the arrestor hook to prop things up but I couldn't believe I'd not put enough weight in. At this point I hunkered down to see what was happening on the underside and realised that without the main wheels on the radome was the first thing in contact. The wheels were painted up and then stuck on and when I was sure they could take it I very gingerly tried her out in the upright position. This is what I saw........................................ Much wailing and gnashing of teeth has been prevented in Polmont tonight. Now, I'll need to paint and stick on the little fiddly bits and sort out the antenna. Once that done I'll look into the props and spinner. Thanks for looking, Cheers, Alistair
    5 points
  50. Thanks for all the feedback fellas. To my knowledge we’ve never had a Poll for these types of Group Builds before, so perhaps we should just leave these as fun events without the need to be overly competitive. Personally I’m very happy to go that way and rejoice in that fact that by the time this whole show is over we would have collectively built a high percentage of Matchbox’s back catalogue and done the makers proud. Cheers and kind regards.. Dave
    5 points
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