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  1. I'm sure most of us have seen this one before... Wherever possible, I used the kit part and tweaked it. I added a resin cockpit and substituted the kits radar antenna with aftermarket. These antennas were great and will use them again when the opportunity arises. I moved the kits drop tanks inboard to the correct position, lettered and dented. I vac formed the kit canopy and opened it up. Canopy frames done with decal str
    14 points
  2. Oldie but fun...hope you like it...: Tks for visiting!
    12 points
  3. Heyyy youuuu gguuuyyyssssss! Apart from the Red and green tip lights we’re done! Once again I’ll sign off completely when I manage to get around to the RFI. That makes two I need to do now. The sun is getting warmer so photo time is looking more likely. so any way down to the nitty gritty. I spent some time knocking back the Flory wash to how I wanted and popped on the props. The bits and bobs (tm) got the same treatment. The UC started coming together. The main airframe then got a protective matt coat. The UC then got glued in place. Which
    12 points
  4. Its been a while since I have built something because I am back to work but I was finally able to finish this. The kit is pretty much an out of the box build. Weapons and pods are from the Hasegawa weapons set B. the pilots are from PJ productions and a spare from a Tamiya kit. Decals are from Model Maker. Not my best work but not my worse. I have seen many of these aircraft in flight on various training and real world operations. As a Marine on the ground it is always comforting to know that Marine Air has our back. Semper Fi and thanks for looking! Usmc Vikings by Reginaldo R
    11 points
  5. Hi There, A nice little kit pretty much straight out of the box other than some masking tape belts, vaping wire ejector seat loops and some white decal lines. WIP Here Primed with UMP Grey Painted with Colourcoats Extra Dark Sea Grey, Sky Type S, Light Admiralty Grey. Tamiya Nato Black and Rubber Black. Washed with Flory Dark Dirt. Finished with Windsor and Newton Satin Varnish. Some pic of the internals that will never be seen again. And the finished atricle.
    8 points
  6. Hi guys been looking for a kit of this flak gun in my scale, could not find one so decided to convert a sd.kfz half track to one, all the armoured cab and rear was scratchbuilt using plans found on line. the 88 gun was a zveda kit converted to a flak 37.
    8 points
  7. For those who might be interested, the build thread for this model is HERE Without further ado, the pics: A fairly simply conversion. I hope you'll try one yourselves! Thanks for looking in, Ed
    8 points
  8. I reckon that’s an Occam’s result too. Clear sprue micromeshes well (obvs.). An entirely non-Occam’s approach would be to cast the front of it in clear resin. After all....I’m not really sure this build is challenging/complicated/multi-media enough.....
    8 points
  9. MikroMir is to release a 1/72nd Martin XB-51 kit - ref. Source: https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/4094017577342614 V.P.
    7 points
  10. Hi all, The rather fun, pocket money Gladiator from Airfix. Out of the box pretty much and using the Airfix decals which are excellent. No vices, just a well designed kit. It’s the box art Battle of France version with a rather complicated 6 colour scheme! I got help there with the ‘Top Notch’ set of camouflage masks. Guy
    7 points
  11. After having read the fantastic book "BOAC and the golden age of flying" by Malcolm Turner I decided to build the Boeing 707 and the VickersSuper VC10 of BOAC in the Speedbird livery (IMHO the most elegant airline scheme of all times) The 707 is an Authentic Airliners kit in 1/144 scale and with 26Decals. The VC10 is a Roden kit with 26Decals.
    7 points
  12. I am calling this one done now , props, aerial wires, streamlined blister added and some exhaust staining. I will post some RFI images when I get better light. Better wear shades !!! Thanks to those who have supported me and @tonyot and @Ed Russellfor thefor help ful info and photos especially the interior details, on this epic essay in yellow. Thanks for looking. Chris
    7 points
  13. Hi, Here's my recently finished Razorback as flown by Frank Oiler out of Duxford around 1943. A very nice kit, much more so than the Academy bubbletop which I built concurrently as Sleepy Jean 3. This was supposed to be a quick dual build to widen the Thunderbolt family and to try out some new techniques; it ended up taking more than a year to complete. The Barracuda decals worked out very well, although I failed at applying the cowling checkerboard perfectly. Still managed to hide most of the issues. I was since told on another board that stencils were applied in black
    6 points
  14. Good morning. These picture inspired me: copyright photo: B17 in action, Squadron Signal publication n°63 p39 I used the model of the Airfix 1:72 Chevrolet M6 bomb trailer, and here is the result: And the last one: Regards, Eric-Snafu35
    6 points
  15. Planning not to get bogged down on this one then Crisp? Actually - speed of progress to date seems to confirm this!
    6 points
  16. Those who skip eagerly skip foolishly, in my experience So I skipped eagerly on and completed the de-spruing and cleaning up of the struts, which each got a dip in IPA to wash off any finger oils and sanding residue, and was put in a numbered compartment box: I have a (serious) question about injection-moulded struts... why are the sprue connection points always part way along the strut, where some careful cleaning up will be required, rather than at each end, where you could be a bit more relaxed about it? I accept that you need two entry points or entry
    6 points
  17. At last I have got some better photos done for this section. So here we have my version of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 winning the 1932 Monaco Grand Prix in the hands of the legendary Italian driver Tazio Nuvolari. This was a hard fought battle over 3½ hours around the famous street circuit. The base is the recent 1/12 scale, not my usual modelling scale, kit from Italeri and replacement wire wheels from FPPM, Fernando Pinto, in Portugal. I modified the shape of the leaf springs as they appear a bit odd in the kit. The fuel tank was also modified to get a better shaped bottom and a more
    5 points
  18. This is my first real build log, and its gonna be a decent challenge, which I'm exited to share with Britmodeller, I've lurked this forum for years and am happy to be a poster. So I picked up a partially 'built' Hase F111C on the auction site for cheap. Naturally it was missing parts, the entire nose gear leg and struts plus wheels, and one of it's engine/exhausts, the worst missing parts however were the glove slats, pointy bits at the wing root, which I'm gonna have to scratch build, as I posted in the scratch building section about. I've already got a resin wheel set
    5 points
  19. Your more than welcome for a tour of our porch and I'll have a word with the memsahib about you borrowing some of her Women's Auxiliary outfits...what size are you? that way you can contribute something substantial to the war effort, flog a few war bonds and boost their flagging morals, at the same time. Until then I can arrange a night out at the Lyceum Ballroom.....how about 'The Old Lady shows her ruddy great Medals' by J.M. Barrie, starring our very own thespian from the trenches, Baldrick, or might that be a tad too racy?
    5 points
  20. Bit of a random subject , but who would have thought you could buy a 2 nd division World Rally contender to build as a kit even a few years ago . Looks top quality , plenty of detail , decal window masks and a clear view sump guard ! One to be built I think Gary .
    5 points
  21. Hi all, hope you're keeping safe and well. I'm in with this rivetted oldie pulled from the attic (those kits in the background are on the way to market - long story) Airfix B-25J by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr This plane will be shooting....film of course! When I saw the decals were available for the Psychedelic Monster, I jumped at the chance to build it. B-25J_Draw_Decals by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr The plan is to build it in-flight, more on that later. Thanks for looking and good luck with your builds. Chee
    5 points
  22. Ha!!! Just did it! I @Bandsaw Steve have just posted @general melchett’s ten thousandth like! Can you believe it!?!?! That I, a young and generally unremarkable fellow from the far off wilds of Western Australia, born and raised in humble circumstances in the everyday New Zealand suburb of Bandsaw Springs should have this honour! From here, the world is my oyster! I expect rapid promotion, fame, fortune, widespread adoration and a great deal of luck with the ladies! Congratulations on your achievement Sir and thank you for giving me t
    5 points
  23. On 24th July 1938 young British driver Richard "Dick" Seaman reached the very top of international Grand Prix racing. He was driving in one of the two top teams, Mercedes Benz, and on this day he was the winner of the high profile and eventful German Gran Prix at Nürburgring. This is his car that day, the Mercedes W154 with a British green nose identifying Seaman. The base is the 1/24 scale resin kit from FPPM, Fernando Pinto, in Portugal. I modified the engine with my own 3D-printed compressors for the '38 configuration and added a few small details. The WIP-thread can be found he
    4 points
  24. Hi all, this is my contribution to the 453rd Museum build, an excellent way of remembering those who fought and lost their lives at that dark time. Jim, the curator is an incredibly nice chap and doing all this off his own bat, so it's a pleasure to help out. We were given a choice of kits to build and while I would normally have been happy to build several, due to a lack of time, I opted to build a pair of 1/48th P-38 Lightnings, a unique and interesting aircraft. A while back the first of a pair of 1/48th Tamiya P-38s arrived on my doorstep, along with appropriate aftermarket PE and decals.
    4 points
  25. Good evening my fellow afflicted model builders! Now my Easter eggs are finished and safely in the display cabinet, it's time to get back on track with a 'real world' project. And here what found its way to my bench: Maybe I needed a short, stubby and colourful aeroplane in my collection... I don't know but I wanted to build one for some time. And now is the time! So here's what's in the box: Thankfully for everyone involved, a throne and a mummy are included. There is only one option as far as colour schemes are conc
    4 points
  26. Definitely magnificent Typhoon !!! See, I smile the way the Typhoon is smiling... But Tiffy get all its teeth, I no longer have mine.... Really nice job Spad !! Another gem for your collection !! Thanks a lot for this Thread, it's warmly appreciated !! Sincerely. CC
    4 points
  27. Hello to all, This model was started in September of 2019 after a 2 year hiatus of modelling. It was started as a good way to return to full scale modelling. My thought was to build a panther different that the usual blue ones. Hasegawa had out of the box the decals for the Advanced Training Unit 206 (ATY-206), so I started it immediately. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F9F_Panthers_of_ATU-206_at_NAS_Pensacola_1956.jpg G000E by Nontas B, on Flickr G001E by Nontas B, on Flickr G002E by Nontas B, on Fl
    4 points
  28. An end of vacation blitz build, 48 hours from start to finish. Love these IBG 1/72 military vehicles. A Crusader Mk III completed as a UK based tank belonging to the Polish Forces in the West (1st Polish Armoured Division I think). Brush painted with Mig AMMO SCC2. Build thread can be found here:
    4 points
  29. Good innit? You know, open a box. Examine contents and begin sifting through the pieces, noting the nice bits and preparing to attack the baddies. And then begin making a model, adding sublime mods along the scented way, petals strewn around you, as we begin our customary slide into gob-smacked-ness. Good innit? This already is...
    4 points
  30. Good evening, dears! It's my next model. The model's main error is a very irregular canopy visor. It's absolutely wrong angle. I grinded down the front of the visor at an angle to 0 to correct the situation a little. There are several mistakes in the instructions. Better to look at photographs and drawings. I separated the landing gear and inserted chrome tubes there. Added some details from stocks. Generally, this is a labor-intensive model in the result.
    4 points
  31. I got this in a pile of incomplete / unchecked kits years ago, no box but looks complete so why not ! picture from Scalemates cheers Pat
    4 points
  32. Personally I think his art work is a shocker , colour film and photo's of 89th Bs A-20A's show them in the std single OD over NG , some early A-20's and A-20A's were in a two tone scheme in the US and Panama but in my probably 50-60 pictures of 89th A-20A's no where would you definitely say there are any in a two tone scheme. OD when it fades gives the impression of multiple colours , look at the wrong Interpretations of RAF Boston IIIA's (A-20C's), many thought they were in RAF DG/DE (some did get repainted but the overwhelming majority of RAF Boston IIIA's where in OD over NG) when they were
    4 points
  33. Blew up the receiver again. Have to study it to see what I did. Have another on order. Anyway, I decided to run the marker lights on a separate battery and put the electronics all back to stock. I had this coin battery holder from something lying around, don't what it came from. I mounted it into the battery box step along with a switch. The whole thing can be pulled out to change the battery. I taped the wires to the battery with aluminum duct tape. Here's the driver, a bit hard to see and some interior pictures. I realized i never showed the dash before. It's all
    4 points
  34. Fujimi 1/72 A-4KU Skyhawk "Free Kuwait" OOB with scratch build additional details. Bombs are leftover from other kits. WIP is here; Cheers, Mario
    4 points
  35. I've looked forward with some longing and trepidation to this one so am finally going for it. And this will be my preferred scheme Thanks for looking, Cheers, Alistair
    4 points
  36. Thanks everyone for the kind words, I really enjoy the results of this olde FROGY. Pete, yes, you're right, the antenna should be tilted for absolute accuracy of this a/c but it was hard enough to get all four straight up and down, the thought of getting them all the same angle was too much. I am claiming "artist liberty" with the splotches and antenna. I also noticed in the photo of G9+HT, 160128 below, it seems to have the left undercarriage collapsed. I fixed it....
    4 points
  37. Maybe wine but I just can’t do it. Thought you might like that. I like ‘em big! That’s a fight I could never win. There’s only one Speedy Wizard and it ain’t me.
    4 points
  38. Hi, Had some time and made some progress. Fuselage is closed, cockpit windows glued and outboard engines glued on. Wing isn't glued on but fits very good! Some nose weight (added a little bit more under the cockpit floor.
    4 points
  39. I have neglected my poor Kiwi scooter of late so I thought that it was about time I put some time in on her. I had applied all the decals and sealed them in and given her a panel line wash with some very thin Revell Anthracite and that is how she sat until today when it was time to get some matt varnish on my Kuwaiti Skyhawk so what better time to get the matt varnish on this one. This is how she looks at the minute; And sitting next to her Kuwaiti cousin; Next steps will be to remove the masking on the cockpit and then
    4 points
  40. Thank you Sir, that sounds lovely. But frankly , I was thinking perhaps something along the lines of medals and a tour of the home front to bolster the morale of the civy crowd. Do something substantial for the war effort. Perhaps sell some war bonds... speak to some of the more prominent women’s auxiliary outfits... go to some music halls and so forth. After all it shouldn’t really be about me...
    4 points
  41. Well, that didn't last long did it!...there was me, fully intending to conduct this thread with due solemnity and decorum and I see that's gone out of the window with the first reply. Oh well, I suppose it'll just have to descend into chaos and wild thread-drifting, as usual. I shall gird (and grease) my loins... Thanks for tipping me over the edge Steve...(cheque's in the post)...you'll get all the above and much more (some of which you probably won't take kindly to), plus, you win a night out/in with Darling, all expenses paid (by you, of course...his tastes are a littl
    4 points
  42. So many superb builds. Here is my Hawker Sea Fury, all shiny and ready for the air show! WiP here... --John
    4 points
  43. Hi all Apologies if this has been posted before, but I did a quick search and couldn't see anything obvious. A lot of fascinating pictures here documenting captured German military equipment on display in Moscow during and after the war. Including (about 3/4 down the first page) an image of what appears to be possibly a Fw190D-11 or D-13. Whether this particular a/c had been previously documented, I'm not sure. The whole thread is well worth a look for the pics alone. https://smolbattle.ru/threads/Выставки-трофейной-техники.61701/?fbclid=IwAR2AdKZkUEsYg
    3 points
  44. Years after years, I grew up a professional smuggler.... Tricky CC.... Shagbat is back.... I wonder myself... Might I wait until the 1st of January to start the silver one.... Good for the seatbelts, I will now order a second set... Thanks !! Aussie she will be.... Thanks Mr G However my bench cannot be cleaned this year.... I will finish the F4-B and the Steam pigeon... More to come soon Gents !! Sincerely. CC
    3 points
  45. Hello all, Here is my recently completed 1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat in the markings of VF-1 'Wolfpack. BuNo 162603 scored the Tomcat's 5th, and last, air to air 'kill' in US Navy service when on the 6th February 1991, pilot Lt Stuart 'Meat' Broce and VF-1’s commanding officer, CDR Ron “Bongo” McElraft, shot down an Iraqi Mil-8 helicopter using an AIM-9 Sidewinder whilst escorting a daylight airstrike over Kuwait. Extras used included Quickboost resin seats, Quickboost TCS pod, Phase Hanger Resin ECM bumps, Steel Beach vinyl tail stiffeners, Master pitot tube and Fightert
    3 points
  46. It looks more differenter in real life than the early-morning photograph seems to capture, but the decks have been painted. I need to pick out a few details than I can start adding bits again.
    3 points
  47. Hi Chewbacca, I'm not sure adapting this to a D is a goer considering the dimensional differences. Be better off scratching the hull which of course would then cause The Universe to react and Trumpter to announce a "D" The wood deck was lightly stained with diluted Neutral Grey wash and then the aft superstruture was stuck down. Meaning that the Foc'sle deck could then be stuck down with the wood deck being stuck down. All without fuss and drama - I do like these wood decks Tne base was sanded down ....and down prior to painting
    3 points
  48. In the build up for this GB I had threatened to have a go at something railway themed so this 2-6-0 Mogul is my subject choice. As with my previous offerings, I will add a few refinements, but other than that it will be built as it comes in the bag and hopefully I will end up with a passable static model. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
    3 points
  49. Hi All, This something very different for me, I may have built a 1/144 airliner once upon a time when I nine or ten - but I can't actually remember doing so. I've always avoided airliners as I don't like working with gloss paint or small scales, but this could be a nice change. I'm very impressed with the fine molding and detail - although the undercarriage looks incredibly delicate. Dave.
    3 points
  50. Good evening everyone. As they say all good things come to an end. I knew this was going to be quick but this is almost @CedB pace. (Well, Maybe not that fast) I don’t get much time at the bench due to work at the moment but every stollen minute is a joy! This morning I got a snap with all the decals on. Such a lovely shape. She’s got a gloss coat last night so now I can weather her. Flory time. I used a wide brush and used it decanted into a flat dish. the bits and bobs also got some action. The last few bits also got a wash. I’ll need to
    3 points
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