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  1. Hi all. Kinetic's AV-8A was released shortly after their Gr.1/3 kit, which is basically the same kit except for a few different parts to be used. The kit was built almost straight from the box. Some rivets were added, as were some details to the cockpit and seat. I used Mr Hobby paints over black primer from Alclad. Washes were made from Abteilung 502 oilpaints. Thank you for watching. René.
    85 points
  2. Hi mates, I have assembled this beautiful kit to make this model: I hope you enjoy my work BTW, the WIP can be found here:
    85 points
  3. I have finally finished my Lancaster. But before I present the photos I would like to make a couple of comments in regards to the Airfix Kit. I don’t think is news to anyone to say this kit is quite mediocre. Throughout the building, I’ve constantly find myself fighting to it rather than enjoining the process. From the get-go, there was something weird about it. As soon as I opened the box an awful stench came out of it! it really stinks. Not sure if all Airfix kits are like this or only my box, but it was so bad that I have to put it far from my workbench. Second, called me spoiled, but I’m u
    84 points
  4. Hello everyone, I´d to share another one of my build from last year. Pretty much OOB, only PE gun sights, scratch seat belts and ladder from my stock Airbrushed with AK real colors, weathered with oil paints hope you like it PS: sorry about my amateur photos
    75 points
  5. Howdy Everyone, Finished this one last week, so thought I`d bother you with some pic`s My attempt at Special Hobby`s 1/48 Wirraway kit I`d recently been re-reading Mark Johnstones book ` Whispering Death ` which gave me the inspiration to add one to the collection...... .....although not entirely successful as a fighter or dive bomber, they excelled at artillery spotting, search and rescue and forward air control type missions Built almost completely from the box contents with only: Brake pipes, engine pushrods and ignition harness
    75 points
  6. Development and design: The Atlantic is a NATO project that found its origin in the fifties of the last century. The first official order was placed on June 6, 1963. It comprised 20 aircraft for the France Naval Air Arm. Followed by 20 aircraft for the Federal German Navy. (Marineflieger) In a later stadium the France Navy ordered another 20 aircraft. These 60 airframes were all delivered at the end of 1968. That same year the Royal Netherlands Navy ordered nine aircraft, as a replacement for the decommissioned aircraft carrier Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman. Italy also joined the French-Germa
    75 points
  7. Hello Folks, This is my first post, so be gentle with me! It's a conversion of the Revell 1/72 Victor K Mk.2 into the HP97 proposal for a civil version (see also the HP111 military transport proposal. The wings (including modified tips), most of the vertical tail, the horizontal tail, and some of the nose were used from the kit. The rest is plastic plumbing pipe (for the double-bubble fuselage), balso, plastic card, various fillers, and homemade inkjet decals. Having worked on the design of the A380, I've always had a fascination with previous double-deck designs, and who doesn
    73 points
  8. Ciao from Italy.....my last built:1\48 Hasegawa F4U-5NL In Argentinian service......
    70 points
  9. This is Hobby Boss's F111A. The model is painted as one of the development airframes. I added some crew from the spares box, and tarted up the cockpit with Airscale decals. Not a bad model, some problems with fit, especially getting the escape module to fit, but otherwise a nicely detailed kit. Thanks for looking Angelo
    69 points
  10. Hello! This is my recent project, an Airfix Avro Lancaster, 1/72. I usually build 1/48 aircraft, but this one would have a 60cm wingspan, too big for my space. Having built a few nice Airfix new tools, I have to say I was a little disappointed with this one. The fuselage halves and bomb bay doors were all warped. Not beyond repair, but it took quite some time to have them fit properly, even though not perfectly. I think that if I had tried to leave the bomb bay open, it would be a challenge. And almost all the clear parts came with some minor scratches. The canopy have you to g
    68 points
  11. This is Dayglo Models 1/32nd scale FIAT G-91. It is a limited production resin kit. I have o say it went together very easily for a resin kit. The kit only comes with Luftwaffe markings, but Dayglo do a set of Italian markings. The only aftermarket I used was some Airscale decals in the cockpit Painted with Xtracolor enamels. Thanks for looking Angelo
    66 points
  12. Here is the Tamiya F-117A Nighthawk. Bought on a whim and about half way through I was wondering why. The orginal idea was to try and tackle an All Black subject (something the Wallabies didn't do last night) There is a small write up of the build on my blog but for those not interested here are some images
    66 points
  13. Hiya Folks, Somewhat out of my comfort zone here with this one but having seen them flying around near to Mildenhall I have wanted to build one for years,.......the MC-130E Combat Talon 1,this one repreents 0523, known as `The Godfather' of the 711th Special Operations Sqn, 919th Special Operation Wing based at Duke AFB, Florida which was one of the last of this variant to fly in May 2013, having seen long service which included the Vietnam War where it took part in the raid against the Tan Soy POW Camp on 21st August 1970 and I have hopefully depicted it as it looked dur
    65 points
  14. This started as the very old Contrail Avro Tudor vacform and I added scratchbuilt nacelles for the jet engines, the main wheels are block-treaded Lancaster resin items from CMK and I created home made decals. Lots of work over the last year and whilst I'm pleased it's finished I am happy with it - despite the large size! Steve
    64 points
  15. Airfix 1/48 Export Sea Fury built in Iraqi colors. A full build article is in Scale Modelling Now online magazine. This was a fun build of a great looking machine.
    62 points
  16. It's been a few months since I last posted a WIP or RFI on this forum, there's a good reason for this. I recently retired and re-located from Alabama to Wisconsin. After my last build (1/72 Lockheed Electra 10, done up in Wisconsin Central Airlines livery) I packed up my workshop & stash and U-hauled the lot 600-miles north. My previous workshop was functional but a bit cramped for space: My new house has a finished-off lower level, complete with a small bedroom. Perfect for conversion into my new, larger workshop! Here's what it looked like before I m
    61 points
  17. 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
    60 points
  18. Supposed to be a quick build, and I guess for me it is. Second one in a year! Another 'lockdown' build. This is the Airfix P-51K Mk IV Mustang - the Dooleybird boxing. It's also my first NMF attempt. I chose a NMF RAF Mustang other that Dooleybird. The model represents a Mk IVa from 93 Squadron based in Italy in 1946. From my research the squadron only had the Mustang for a very short time and post war so I kept the weathering down, a bit i.e. no extreme gun port smoke/oil. Decals are from the Xtradecal sheet X48176. The model is OOB - I only added decals and the radio aerial (w
    59 points
  19. This build came from one of those flashes of inspiration that results in a sudden urge to start a kit from scratch and see it through to the end in quick order, rather than languishing for a few years as per usual. Browsing through Airframe Extra No.7 'The Suez Crisis', I came upon a photo of a lineup of Meteor FR9s of No 208 Sqn at Hal Far, resplendent in Suez stripes! I had no idea this version wore these markings, only ever seeing them on NF13s before. I'd had this book a few years but never twigged, there's even a small version of the photo on the front cover, hiding in plain s
    59 points
  20. Hi Folks. I want introduce my new project completed today. Its Bristol 171 Sycamore from AMP in 48 scale. Best regards.
    59 points
  21. My first post of a finished build on this forum. My latest build, the Hawker Sea Fury. As with other recent Airfix offerings, this went together quite well. No WIP to show. Tamiya paints were used, mainly XF54 Dark Sea Grey and XF21 Sky as well as dark dirt wash, Tamiya Smoke and Abteilung 502 oils. Extras used were Eduard PE seat belts and cockpit interior and decals from Xtradecal for the roo roundels. This was done as the Royal Australian Navy version with a bit of artistic license. In 1956 the RAAF and RAN changed from British style roundels to ones with the red kangaroo.
    57 points
  22. Well, this one crept up on me! The old Airfix 1/72 Spitfire with a bit of scratched cockpit detail (which you absolutely cannot see), plunge moulded blisters on the cockpit and with some holes for cameras. And no aerial. A simple conversion, and I had forgotten what a joy the old Spitfire kit is to build! The “pink” is very light grey with a hint of red, and looks very different in various lighting conditions, so I can imagine it being a good dawn and dusk camouflage colour. Thanks for looking, Adrian
    56 points
  23. Hi all This is a representation of the Werner Voss Fokker F.1 done with the Mengnut Wings kit. The kit is really a pleasure to build Painting done by oil over acrylic. Have a nice day Pierre
    56 points
  24. Hi all, here is my latest off the bench, the Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.22. I set myself the challenge of getting this one built within a month, and am pleased to report I achieved my goal! The kit was built with a few additions, namely: - Aires Tail Surfaces - SBM Models Exhaust and Gun Barrells - Pavla Cockpit Set - Eduard RAF Seatbelts - Jay’s Model Kits Vacuform Canopy I also added some other minor details, including brake lines. I had some trouble with the wing fit, but this was probab
    56 points
  25. Here's my attempt at the Valom RB-45, in its Korean War boxing. The model is about 80% out of the box, the other 20% is filler, elbow grease and blood - those exhaust nibs are sharp as needles! The fit is pretty awful, the wing to fuselage joints being the worst as they are not planar. No matter how much trimming and dry fitting I did, I couldn't get a decent abutment so there's a ton of filler in there. Thankfully it blended out quite nicely and the black scheme is very forgiving. The kit decals were excellent though. I do like the look of the Tornado, there is something pleasing
    54 points
  26. Evening everyone. I am pleased to share my latest work, Tamiya’s awesome P38 as a captured bird in Italian service. This is an absolute gem of a kit. I had so much enjoyment while putting her together. A few photos of the completed article. The model will feature shortly in a large build article for #ScaleModellingNow online magazine. Any comments welcomed
    54 points
  27. This model is a bit like the reverse of one of those Hollywood films, you know, the ones "loosely based" on reality, like U-571. This is "loosely based" on the 1/48 Fujimi kit which I suppose gives a rough approximation of the overall look of a Wasp but without any of the detail!. My plan was to replace that detail and get it looking vaguely accurate. I actually started it probably 5 years ago after seeing it come up for auction at our local club. For some strange reason, our Chairman, at the last minute, decided to swap this for the 1/72 Spitfire raffle prize because of course
    53 points
  28. Well gents, It is what it is but she's finally RFI! Almost a year since I've started the build. It's been uphill all the way with this oldie (the molds are shot completely combined with my average modelling skills), but worth every effort in the end! I am not satisfied with many aspects, but overall I am happy because I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. She is OOB, except Uschi lines for the antennae and scratch build tarps for the first time. As for the tarps, I used them to cover the problems with the fit between the very bad clear part
    53 points
  29. Hello all, Here is my recently completed 1/48 Hobbyboss A-6A Intruder, in the markings of VA-75 'Sunday Punchers' from the USS Independence on station in the Tonkin Gulf in 1965. A nice enough kit that needed some corrections, the build thread can be seen here Extras used included Hypersonic resin GRU-5 ejection seats, Eduard cockpit etch, New Ware masks and Furball decals. Paints are a mixture of MRP and Tamiya. Weathering done with Flory Models panel wash and a selection of Abteilung oils. I've always liked the ruggedness of the A-6 and I'm happy with how
    53 points
  30. Here is the Seversky AP-7 as flown to victory by Jacqueline Cochran in the 1938 Bendix air race. A RarePlane P-35 vacuformed kit of old (in fact the first, no-surface-detail issue of it) was used as a base for this model (there was a later, much more detailed release). The modifications and detailing needed were extensive, and I invite you to have a look at the development of the construction here: Decals came kindly from a set that was commissioned by Morgan Girling, of the Seattle area, my gratitude to her. The decals have some minor inaccuracies, a couple are a
    53 points
  31. Hi all. My latest build is the Trumpeter MiG-23 in Polish airforce camouflage. Several aftermarket sets were used like a resin engine and seat, pe cockpit details and fod covers, brass pitot tube and decals by Techmod. The model was painted with Mr Hobby paints, from which I made my own mixes matching the colours as much as possible, over a black primer from Alclad. The base was made with AK products and the truck is an Ural starter truck from Kittyhawk. This one was also painted with Mr Hobby paints. Thank you for watching. René
    52 points
  32. Tamiya 1/48 Crocodile with scratch build base and flamethrower effects. Enjoyed the smaller scale and glad I chose it rather than the original 1/35 as the base would have been huge. Hope you enjoy it. And one #NOFLITER ie as the lighting looks under normal light.
    52 points
  33. I have been diverted off my Dynavector 1/48 Scimitar build by these two kits - one is the CMR Scimitar and the other is a rebuild of an old Skybirds 86 Scimitar in 1/72 The CMR had come up against a brick wall when I discovered that there were two right hand inner wing panels and no left hand panel - thanks to Hannants and CMR I happily ended up with the missing part - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235079067-cmr-supermarine-scimitar-wing-fold-set/ CMR SUPERMARINE SCIMITAR 1/72 XD275 117/E 800B flight HMS EAGLE 1966 Basically built straight from
    52 points
  34. My first try on NMF!! Hope you like it, really apppreciate any comments!! First things first, i have to thank a member here in the forums, Duncan a.k.a. ''Sabrejet'', for his valueable help, explaning details, providing info and clarifiying things regarding this beautiful aircraft and my build specifically. Thasnks a lot Duncan, really appreciate!!!! In progress, here... John
    52 points
  35. I was reminded of this chubby little fighter, which had rested in my stash for 25 years, when @Duncan B presented his fine build here last October. Although a (possibly better) Dora Wings product is anticipated I decided to launch my Hobbycraft relic now. Classic kits are my passion, and I wanted to finish before I was tempted to buy the newer model. There are not many options if you want to build an aluminium P-35 because it only equipped the three squadrons of 1st Pursuit Group. I chose the personal aircraft of Major Harold H. George, commander of 94th
    51 points
  36. #23/2020 My dad´s latest completion. Airfix kit, seatbelt decals for the pilot seat from the sparesbox, masking tape for the other seats, painted with a selfmixed RLM65 (mix not known anymore), ochre paint mixed with Tamiya XF-60 Dark Yellow and Gunze H310 Tan, Gunze H309 FS34079 green and Tamiya XF-10 Brown. Markings are from Lift Here Decals and LF models. Used EZ Line for the antenna wire. The kit provides only one type of pitot tube, so my dad cut off the lower part and glued a plastic rod onto it to get the needed one. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums
    51 points
  37. Very nice Day to All! Breaks between new builds and posts are longer and longer... So posting something small done not long ago.
    51 points
  38. Hello all from Viet Nam, My latest completion after 10 years since I've opened the box. Trumpeter F-14B is nothing but trouble, yes the details is nice enough if you will to ignore all glaring shape issues, fit issues and those rivet. The completed model take a huge spot from my shelves hence I sold it to a friend of mine and he kindly enough to took these super nice photos. I've used ejection seats from Quickboost, Pitot and gun barells from Master Model and Eduard PE. Comments and criticism are welcome <
    50 points
  39. De Havilland Sea Venom 1/32 by Revell / Matchbox Hello an Welcome to the "long time coming" RFI for my build of the De Havilland Sea Venom 1/32 by Revell or Matchbox which ever takes your fancy. This particular one is the Revell boxing kindly sold to me for next to nothing by the very generous @rob Lyttle . I do hope that I have done her justice dear sir. The WIP can be found HERE. She was a blinder of a kit with lots of things to add to get her the way I wanted but the foundations were good which was all I needed. Shes a lot bigger than I though for a 1/32
    50 points
  40. Hi all May I present the latest build, the Italeri/Hasegawa Typhoon. I posted a WiP which is here for anyone interested: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235081953-italerihasegawa-typhoon-ib/. I think i'll leave WiP to those that are doing something more adventurous with their kits in future as I don't think i offered much in mine but I think it helped me finish the build a bit quicker if nothing else (1 month)! This kit threw a few things at me but unusually it was mainly the painting (I had to re-do the fuselage stripes as put them in the wrong pla
    49 points
  41. Hi all; Here's my just-completed Spitfire PR.X which I built by converting an ICM Mk.VII kit. The WIP thread can be found here; There's a long list of things to do to create a PR.X and in no particular order... Make and insert the pressure bulkheads in the cockpit Fabricate and install the humidity absorption crystals container Remove pilot’s head cushion (not present on PR.X) Convert the rear canopy section to pressurised configuration Fabricate and attach the Lobelle Canopy hinges and hardware Fabricate the black rubber
    49 points
  42. This is my recently finished 1/48 Trumpeter Hawker Sea Hawk. The model went together quite well, although the wings took a bit of work to attach. It would have been nice to have a better way of showing the wings folded. Built OOB except for a bit of work on the seat and I painted the invasion stripes in preference to using the decals. Tamiya acrylics were used. Primer was XF-2 with a touch of XF-1. The main colours were XF-54 Dark Sea Grey and XF-21 Sky. Weathering was with grey and grime washes and Abteilung 502 smoke and cream brown oils. The aircraft represents a Seahawk
    49 points
  43. Hi folks, Here is my rendition of one of the most ungainly prototypes of the British interwar period, the Short Gurnard amphibian: The Short Gurnard (a small and aesthetically challenged fish) was one of four types constructed in response to a 1926 Air Ministry requirement for a multi-role naval two-seater. Intended as a 'Jack-of-all-trades' the result was unfortunately a master of none, and the contract was eventually awarded to Hawker for what became the Osprey (navalised Hart). The Gurnard was built in two versions. The Gurnard I, N228, was fitted with th
    49 points
  44. Built from the Airfix Beagle Basset, straight from the box plus home made decals. Steve
    48 points
  45. de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth. K-2585/G-ANKT (formerly T6818) finished in the colours of the Royal Airforce Central Flying School Aerobatic Team, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire England. 2018 I have to say, that this was a really great kit to build, with all the parts going together well. It's only the second Bi-plane I've built and has taught me quite a lot, things like proper planning of the build, I do tend to just bang on and I don't always listen to myself. I painted and decaled (is this a word ?) the wings long before they were needed and
    48 points
  46. My latest build, Kinetic 1/48 Harrier GR.3. additions were pilot from the spares box, Eduard Brassin 1/48 BL.755 and a Master Models pitot after I broke the kit one off. Decals are from the kit for XZ997 of 1 Sqn during Operation Corporate.
    48 points
  47. Back with the latest off the bench - Hasegawa's 1/48 Macchi C.205 Macchi C.205 Veltro Series III Red 23, 1° Gruppo Caccia, 1st Squadriglia, ANR March 1944, Udine, Italy - True Details cockpit - Yahu instrument panel - Quickboost intake, exhausts, oil coolers - Ultracast wheels - Albion Alloys tubing gun barrels - Sky Decals - Riveted - All scoops opened up - Painted with AK Real Colors On to the pics!
    48 points
  48. Evening all, Hot off the bench is my 22nd completion for the year, Revell's 1/72 Tornado IDS. In keeping with my naval theme for the year, I've finished it in the older and very smart German Navy colours with the help of a old Model Decal sheet. I also threw some Pavla seats into the cockpit and modified the kit ECM Pod to look something like the original pod carried. While still a nice kit, it's starting to show its age a bit; the clear parts are looking very tired and it didn't go together quite as well as I remember when I last built one, albeit that was 12 years ago. A few issu
    48 points
  49. Evening all, First of all I must thank @Deanflyer for all of his help on this build as without him I would not have been able to reproduce this aircraft. I present to you today the AZ models 1/72 spitfire Tr.9 dressed up in the colours of NH341 Elizabeth. The model is built as a gift for my brother who was lucky enough to have a fly in and fly, for a bit this plane for his 50th birthday. I was originally going to build the brigade conversion but @Deanflyer was happy to let one of his spare AZ ones go to a new home and he also let me have the template fo
    48 points
  50. Hi, everybody! This is my next model from the remaining 1/72 stock.
    47 points
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