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  1. Hi all, the German Air Force will retire its very last C-160D in September this year. For me a good reason to build the nice 1:72 Revell kit in the Eloka version. Built it OOB, apart from the RBF (Eduard parts). Used Mr Hobby acrylics for painting. the original 50+55
    72 points
  2. 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
    70 points
  3. 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.
    66 points
  4. Hi all, First up, along with many people, I managed to pick up the new Airfix Beaufort early on through Jadlam on preorder. A brilliant kit from Airfix with some superb engineering. Kit is from the box with the exception of Eduard cockpit masks and replacement resin wheels to add a little extra detail. Build went together very well and especially pleased that the included schemes represented examples from St Eval, Cornwall - a location not far from me. Not my best build, I used a new brand of Gloss Varnish for me and ended up going on too thick, resulting in
    63 points
  5. Recently completed the Eduard Tempest Mk.V series 2. A great kit however the AMS struck so I completed it with some aftermarket; PE flaps from Eduard, wheels, seat, radiator and exhausts from Barracuda studios. The squadron letters and serial are from Dutch Decal to represent the machine of Jan Linzel. This was a "Mayflyer" who managed to escape to the UK and flew with 33 squadron of the RAF. Approved by "Kitty" A fine cockpit OOB but not much can be seen when the fuselage is closed.
    60 points
  6. Good morning all. I registered because I follow the post of neil5208 and his Academy B24. I built the L version last December. The Academy model proposes an M version, but it seems easier to represent an L with a rear turret. I discovered that Consolidated A6B turrets had been retrofitted on the L. I wanted this model to wear the colors of a liberator from the Mighty Eight. I found pictures of the 93BG with this version of the B24. I didn't find a specific decoration, so I got part of the baptismal name on the decals sheet provided in the box, and the pin
    60 points
  7. Hi guys, I just finished this longer than usual project. Is the fantastic Fw190 A-4 Eduard 1/48th kit with some aftermarket details. Eduard's Advanced Brassin set which includes: resin engine & fuselage guns, resin wingroot gunbays, resin propeller and PE upgrade set. Master Models gun barrels, HGW Models fabric German fighter seatbelts and decals, Quinta Studio 3D decals cockpit set, and Aires resin inspection panel on the vertical stabilizer. For the colour scheme I wanted to do something different to the usual ones that we see in the Fw190 so I've opted for this
    56 points
  8. 1/72 Welsh Models P-8A Poseidon complete. The build consisted of scratch building the weapons bay, weapons mounting points onbthe wings and pylons, many of the ESM and AMS lumps and antennas. I also added various vent blow in doors and the sonobuoy tubes. I reshaped a lot of the kit supplied parts as well. Finally I added Harpoons from a Hasegawa weapons set and Mk48 Torpedoes from a Hasegawa P-3C Orion, they looked close enough to me to replicate the Mk54s the P-8 carries. Decals were from a custom sheet DekLs created by upsizing their 1/200 sheet and it was painted in mainly SMS lacquers. I
    56 points
  9. Hi, Please find my Italeri 1/32 Tonka in 617 Squadron 70th markings. A massive thank you to Jack Ruskin, without him and his Fuel tanks, I would have had to fitted the larger Italeri tanks, Thanks JR.. Thanks for looking.
    55 points
  10. Hello all. In my nearly fifty years of building model aircraft, strangely I've never built a Beaufighter, something that I have now corrected. This is the newish release from Airfix, everything fits together nicely apart from the cowling/engine assemblies which were a bit over engineered in my opinion, this made them a bit of fiddle to get right. Built oob apart from some Tamiya tape seat belts and a little scratch building of control levers in the cockpit. Painted with MRP lacquers, W&N oils for the wash, pastel chalks for weathering and stains.
    55 points
  11. When I first went to airshows in the late 70s / early 80s there was a very eye catching bright red Spitfire on show. Spencer Flack’s G-FIRE stood out from the crowd for me & I always wanted to do G-HUNT and G-FIRE in model form. So when Airfix released their Mk.XIV kit with G-FIRE decals I had to have one. Nice enough built too. Great cockpit detail that you can barely see. There is a great thread on here of advice regarding build & colours too. Anyway this is how she looks And this is a picture of her I took at Mildenhall Airfete 82 (I think). Funnily en
    49 points
  12. Here's one I've been working on since last summer and finally got across the finish line. It is the newish Airfix kit of the Westland H.A.S. 3 helo modified to represent a U.S. Navy SH-3D with further details specific to "Old 66" which saw service on many of the Apollo missions. I followed Jodie Peeler's excellent article on Tommy Thomason's "Tailhook Topics" blog here- http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2016 ... irfix.html. I used Starfighter Decals' excellent set of markings to depict her as she would have appeared immediately after recovering the Apollo 11 astronauts. There are qui
    47 points
  13. 1:144 scale is just too small, 1:72 is too big, but 1:96 scale is right in the Goldilocks Zone. Why did it go away? A couple of old Frog kits which fit comfortably on my shelves. Vulcan Valiant Mike
    46 points
  14. to all Tomcat fans, here is my take on the F-14D in 1:72, it's a great kit of an epic fighter aircraft. Decals came from Hasegawa, cockpit from Aires, avionics bays from Black Dog: That was fun! Now, where is this Hasegawa kit whose decals I robbed, might as well build it in the toned down version!
    46 points
  15. 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.
    44 points
  16. Hello all; Here's my recently finished Mossie. The WIP explains a few of the decision points such as how I painted the D-Day stripes around the S/N, and the weathering choices I made along the way; I'm not going to claim this is my best work, it isn't. The pics aren't my best either - I just could not get the White Balance just right. But nonetheless here's the finished article. I built the kit more or less straight out of the box, the only real exception being the addition of seatbelts made from Tamiya Tape and foil. The paints I used were Tamiya for the D-
    43 points
  17. 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
    42 points
  18. Hello everyone I'd like to present my latest model, Kit IBG + Master Model+ BitsKrieg painted Hataka a few photos of the finished model: PZL P.11c pilot lt. Stanislaw Skalski enjoy the photos.
    42 points
  19. This was a shocker... I was aware this Revell kit had its issues, but it fought me all the way... despite that quite happy with the final look (from a distance).. despite my ineptitude to get the fuel tank fins on the right way round (too late now to do anything about that).. She's been enhanced with a resin cockpit and a few other bits and bobs off the pylons.
    42 points
  20. 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.
    41 points
  21. Hi all - here's my recently completed Typhoon in 1/48. The kit from Hasegawa is quite good despite it's age (1999) - though the fuselage inserts (allowing either car door or tear drop variants) are a pain to deal with - much sanding and rescribing is required to make the seams disappear. You also get large gaps at the top which require alot work to deal to. Big gaps in the wing roots too! Out side of those problems - the fit is actually pretty good. Eduard reboxed this kit and the fact that this is stil
    41 points
  22. 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
    40 points
  23. Although I'm not a fan of the Landor British Airways livery I do quite like their Caledonian Airways scheme . I picked up a copy of the Welsh Models Aerocolours decal from a model show many years ago and have finally got around to building it. Paint is Revell 371 for the Pearl Grey and Tamiya X-3 Royal Blue which I think works well for Landor Blue. Halfords Racking Grey was used for the Boeing Grey and Humbrol Metalcote Polished Aluminium for the wing and engine leading edges. Coroguard and white door outlines from the Flying Colors 757 detail decal. I'm not too impressed with the d
    39 points
  24. Hi All, My latest completion is Tamiya's lovely Beaufighter. I've completed it as V8447 "Slippery Ship II" of 89 Sqn RAF, based in Bu Amud, Egypt in 1943. This aircraft was flown by Doug Oxby and Mervyn Shiphard, who was an Australian. Theirs is an interesting story - see below: http://aircrewremembered.com/oxby-douglas.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=cda5297b5ab3af7af0d69308a3c67c97bebfb20f-1611987096-0-ARvEz6Md5xLIxPz6u1uJ2_4R8x98Gg5YeVwOipdIgK025YlUZYNOZQe2oAfGbMlB6CdyasaNK71HO9Ci98F1HRgmrdqq9ZJ8HIZ3wnT6ea6emOzN_ekFRagONuo8c7wwTw3kRWmEhyiKo_Fcwir01CDEZnGFhK24JmjCnRLCXpm5HXl
    39 points
  25. F2H-2P, 128863 U.S.Navy, "Look III", VC-61, USS Yorktown, Korea 1953-54 Kit: Sword F2H-2P Photo Banshee (SW72078) Scale: 1/72 Paints: Vallejo Model Air, Vallejo Metal Colour Weathering: Flory Models Wash WIP: Photo reconnaissance version of the early US Navy fighter jet, the Banshee. Not many were made but still an interesting plane with rather sleek looks due to the extended nose. Delightful little kit with some resin & PE extras that came with the kit. Only thing I have added is the tail pitot tube. Cockpit requ
    39 points
  26. 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
    38 points
  27. 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
    36 points
  28. This is the KP MiG-21MF with SyH@rt Czech AF splinter camo decals, nice easy build and then about 3 hours to apply the decals..... Thanks for looking. Steve
    35 points
  29. Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, VMF(AW)-115 Kit: Tamiya Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (#60741) Scale: 1/72 Paints: Vallejo Model Air, Vallejo Metal Colour Weathering: Flory Models Wash, oil paints, Vallejo weathering products, Ammo Mig weathering products First carrier-launched aircraft to hold the world's absolute speed record - and first US Navy/USMC to exceed mach 1 in level flight. Not a mean feat by such a little known jet. But what a beautiful lines and very nice kit by Tamiya. Even the decals worked fine, after enough applications of Tamiya Decal adhesiv
    35 points
  30. Hi all The latest in the 'Sywell Series' for the Sywell Aviation Museum. I am only doing some small gap filling projects at the mo as am hoping to move house and I don't really want to be half way through a big job! Ex RAF DH Tiger Moth N6986 was purchased by David Lloyd as G-AIXD on 25-11-1946. He was to own her for some 39 years (until 1985) during which time she was mainly based at Sywell. She was extensively flown in air displays including with The Barnstormers Flying Circus and for various TV shows such as ‘The Late Late Breakfast Show’ and ‘Game for a Laugh’ when
    34 points
  31. This is the newer(ish) Dragon kit, which is still one of (if not the)best Pz IV kits on the market. A fun build that is not overly complicated and well-engineered with lots of fantastic detail.
    33 points
  32. Eduard Spitfire Mk.XVI Weekend Edition in 1:48 scale. Markings are for an aircraft from the No. 601 Squadron, RAuxAF in 1949. The Spitfire took part in the Cooper Air Races. It was build out of the box. The build went well until i started to fight myself, featuring a bad wash which nearly ruined it and a crushed propeller by my chair during the final assembly. The prop on the kit is a resin replacement.The silver color is a metal shade from Humbrol. Despite the lack of position lights at the wing tips i am calling it done. Hope you like it. Cheers ! Bernd
    33 points
  33. Hello everyone. Small model - ready for inspection. It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a finished model here in ready for inspection, well, it’s close to just ten years, and my last one was a........ To date I’ve successfully built two TSR2’s as customer builds, but when I’ve come to my own both of them went into the bin. It’s felt like I’ve had a monkey on my back for some time. I’ve got another TSR2 build on the go it’s stalled out for various reasons I’m generally making it as hard as I can for myself, but now I’m hoping to make
    33 points
  34. Hi again, Hot on the heels of the Malta Spitfire I also finished this today - Revell's rebox of the Italeri Mirage IIIE in 1/32. This is built from the box with the exception of a True Details ejector seat from the spares box. The decals were from the kit and excellent quality. Used MicroSet/Sol and they went on perfectly. It has this nice two-sided scheme which looks really cool! Finished in Alclad for the metallic part, MRP lacquers for the other colours. This is another aircraft type I know next to nothing about but it looks absolutely stunning. The k
    33 points
  35. Mirage IIIE No.501 / 3-IB EC1/3 'Navarre' Nancy-Ochey, France, June 1985 This was built from the old Revell 1/72 kit from the 1970s. Not the best Mirage kit out there nowadays by a long way but it's been in the stash for so many years and it was time to build it. The inspiration was that Modeldecal sheet with those attractive EC1/3 anniversary markings. The French are usually very good at anniversary schemes, and though this one is quite simple it's also very French and looks good. The kit was basically OK. It gave the impression that it had been scaled down from t
    32 points
  36. 1:48 Eduard Bf109 E-4 Here are some photos of my recently completed Bf109 E-4. As the kit comes with quite a detailed representation of the DB601 engine I thought it would be nice to display it and not fit the cowling panels. As you probably all know the kit is a pleasure to build with no issues I can recall. The only additions being photo etch seat belts, some plumbing to the engine and landing gear and 1.0mm aluminium tubing for the m/c gun barrels. Decals are from the kit and went on without any problems. Paints are Gunze Aqueous and Tamiya acrylics.
    32 points
  37. This was a long term resident of my pile of doom. I had opened the box and snipped a few parts off the sprues, tried a dry test fit and quickly put it back in the box and buried it deep. Last week I was at a loose end and decided to see if I could get any of the parts to fit together. I quickly deviated away from the recommended build sequence and ditched the engine and gun bay. I wrestled with the "fit" of the nose wheel bay which was supposed to attach to the bottom of the cockpit and the intake nose ring. After lots of hacking and filing and much swearing I got all the bits inside the fusel
    32 points
  38. 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
    32 points
  39. Good Morning everyone, This is 1/32 Hasegawa Focke Wulf Fw 190F-8 with the markings of Black M – I (W.Nr 584 205) of III./SG 3 flown in Sweden May 1945. Top surfaces are RLM 75/83 with RLM 02 patches and bottom surfaces RLM 76. Modifications are: Eduard Löök instrument panel and seat belts. Quickboost exhausts and gun barrels. Eagle Parts wheels Henri Dahne propeller set Paints: Gunze Sangyo acrylics Decals: “M-I” markings are from Kagero book Fw 190 Monograph Vol 3. Happy modelling
    31 points
  40. Hiya Folks, Another refurbishment,...... I built this High Planes Beaufort Mk.IX, known as the Beaufreighter well over 20 years ago,.... but it was looking its age, was one of my first ever limited production kits and it was recently submerged in freeing cold water when my cellar was flooded,....... so it was about time it got some TLC,..... it started off like this; Was sanded to this; Then the filling, sanding, cleaning and painting began,... brush painting using Polly Scale RAAF Foliage Green ; here is the WIP if any
    31 points
  41. Latest build. 1/48 ESCI kit with AuroMaster decals. Mark DSCN3923 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3924 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3925 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3926 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3927 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3928 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3929 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3930 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr DSCN3931 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51105621338_d8a5a1c8ea_k.jpg]DSCN3933 (2) by mwsfly9, on Flickr .staticflickr.com/65535/51105147677_ca21297ee8_k.jpg[/img][/url]DSCN
    31 points
  42. 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
    30 points
  43. This is the first build I've shared on Britmodeller. This is AMP’s 1/144 B-2A Spirit with Metallic Details photoetch set and Begemot decals. This kit is a double edged sword. It is fantastically more detailed than the Revell option. The fit in most areas is rather good. But parts location is inline with short run kits and some areas need a fair bit of filler. This model will join an Academy B-1B and to-be-built GWH or Academy B-52H to make an SAC trio (sorry, Global Strike Command). The split ailerons and flaps were split and positioned in the normal ground/powered down posi
    29 points
  44. Revell EC145 converted to an EC145T2 with Naval Models resin fenestron tail. I also had to extend the skids and add the flotation bags, aerials and cable cutters. The QinetiQ decals are home made, the full-size helicopter is used to support the various ranges used by QinetiQ hence the registration G-RNGS. With some of the 'family' Thanks for looking. Steve
    29 points
  45. Hello Here is a build from 2019. Riveted Airfix kit SBS exhausts Rob Taurus vacu canopy Eduard PE Eduard Legs and Wheels Moose Republic Decals The build log is here http://fighters.forumactif.com/t88297p125-montage-en-tandem-spitfire-pr-xix-binome-spitfire38-rom1#1801453 Here is the weird receipe for the Pru blue: Romain
    29 points
  46. 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
    29 points
  47. Hiya Folks, Bill (Navy Bird) asked me to photograph my Academy 1/72nd Ventura`s together,...... well I could only get to those in the cabinet,...... so here they are; From the rear L-R,.... Ventura Mk.II, Coded C-25 Sqn SAAF in Italy,-operating with the Balkan Air Force in Italy, 1944. This model is built more from the box, although it is fitted with a BP 4 gun mid upper turret (from a Special Hobby Baltimore or Revell Hallifax) as the Ventura`s of this unit were fitted with modification kits sent from the UK to South Africa to modify them for the
    28 points
  48. Hi All, and wishing you a happy Friday despite the loss of Nick the Greek - he will be sadly missed by many, especially those ex-RN chaps who have probably met him and enjoyed his off-the-cuff irreverent humour, regardless of rank or branch. RIP HRH Here's a Malta Spit Mk.IX in the colours of EN530, allegedly flown by C F Gray DSO, DFC and 2 bars. I make no apologies for inaccuracies with the presentation (apart from a missing canopy in a couple of them!) because accuracy isn't my primary concern in modelling subjects! This was a therapy build for me while fighting the
    28 points
  49. 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,
    27 points
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