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  1. Morning all, Latest off the bench is the stunning little MiG-21 from Eduard. One of the best kits I've built in this scale with amazing fit and details, just a joy to put together. Finished completely from the Profipack boxing using Hataka and Alclad lacquers as per usual. Eduard 1/72 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard 1/72 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard 1/72 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard 1/72 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF
    35 points
  2. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Tamiya Mosquito Mk.XVII night fighter. I built from the box, with the addition of True Details resin wheels, Master metal pitot tube, and Albion Alloys steel wire to replace the wing antennas. Painted with Gunze/Mr Hobby acrylics, pictures by Wolfgang Rabel. Both Airfix and Special Hobby have announced the release of new 1/72 Mosquito variants in 2021. Time to clear my stash in order to make room for the upcoming kits!
    26 points
  3. After the Harrier T.4 I built the Gr.3 from the Kinetic Gold series in 1:48. Add some Eduard PE´s, Master pitot and a mix of Kinetic and Sky model decals.
    24 points
  4. The newest Mk.I kit with the fuel tank cover and landing gear issues. I had to add the padded headrest as per the photo, made from a piece of round sprue tree. Other than that, a great kit. This is WZ⦿H of 19 Squadron, Duxford, 4th May 1939. Innards were painted with Tamiya XF-71 Cockpit Green. Masking tape harnesses. The bottom was painted with Tamiya XF-69 Nato Black and Vallejo Surface Primer – White. Note the long area of white that needed to be masked off and when painting was done and the tape removed, no paint lift. Upper colours were done with Tamiya XF-81 Dark Green 2 (RAF) and Mr. Ho
    24 points
  5. I'd been waiting what seemed like forever for Airfix to get the new Beaufort kit released and I have to say that the wait was worth it. Whilst initially nonplussed by some ejector pin marks on the interior floor I quickly came to really appreciate just how nice a kit this really is. The kit is the first that I've airbrushed in its entirety (well, apart from the obvious bits) and I'm reasonably happy with the outcome. The kit was OOB apart from some resin wheels from Eduard (who also supplied a really nice set of canopy masks) and the OldsModels decals. Paints were Humbrol and ColourCoats
    23 points
  6. This is my first post of a model I have built on this forum. I resumed building models about seven years ago and I have completed a few. I added a ClearVax canopy and added some interior details.
    21 points
  7. - In the night of 05 december 1944, Dakota Mk III L188 of 24 Sq OTU crashed on the "Pic de la Camisette" of the Pyrenee above the village of Mijanes in southern France in its way from Northolt to Marseille with 20 glIder pilot and crew aboard.They are burried in the military cimetery of Mazargues near Marseille - I met Mr Mathevet the mayor of the village who told me this story and built a model to show what the real C 47 look like for his small muséum of the village which collect some parts of the wreck and a few documents in the memory of the victims.
    20 points
  8. Hi all, I had a bash at the P-51 D and really enjoyed it. It was my second aircraft build and I really bit off more than I could chew with the paint scheme (to the extent that I had to re-do the wings and tail at various points) but overall I'm happy. I used alclad polished aluminium over their black primer for the metallic surfaces, Tamiya RAF green for the dark green and Hakata OD for the OD sections. I struggle with sanding and re-scribing resulting in some pretty awful seam lines in places but hopefully I'll do better next time. Anyway, enjoy: You
    19 points
  9. Hi Guys, Here are pictures of my finisched Kawa Ki-45. It was a straight forward build, just OOB. The interiour is painted with vallejoAir, and the outside of the plane was painted with AK inetractive. This last paint needed some getting used too. I don't think i wil use it again, unlessi need to paint another Japanese WW2 plane. Oke so far for the paint, here are the pictures. I hope you all like it. Greetzzzz
    19 points
  10. Here's my Airfix 1/48 Tiggie, from the box except for tape harnesses, the SBS rigging set and Xtradecals. It's a delightful kit and one of Airfix's best. Two slightly odd aspects are (1) they provide three props and no indication of what they are - I chose the one with the nicest shape but no idea if it's correct or not - the photo shows the other two; (2) the wheels are handed and have moulded flats on the bottom but assembling them (as far as I can tell) correctly, the flats are oriented the wrong way! Some gentle twisting got them parallel to the ground without breaking the wh
    18 points
  11. turkish Air Force F-104S. QRA loadout. http://
    18 points
  12. Just my third kit completed since I returned to the hobby late last year after a 20+ year gap and not up to the high standards I always see on the forum but quite pleased with it as it's the first time I've had any joy with panel washes. Built OOB and painted as per Nick Millmans advice for a PH period example using Colourcoats enamels with Humbrol 28 for the control surfaces, and Lifecolor 'Aotaki' for the internal bits. Bits added were Eduard Sperfabric seta belts, u/c indicators from plastic strip, tail wheel leather cover from putty and the arrestor hook cable from stretched sp
    16 points
  13. Hello guys, this is my first Kitty Hawk kit and, in spite of some fit issues and big ejector pin marks, it won't be my last. I'm eyeing their T-6/SNJ Texan to build it as an Argentinian aircraft. This SuE kit was the alternative to the scarce Kinetic model. The decals I used, from Calcas del Sur (48001), were very good, absolutely no issues when using them. They're a good alternative to the Aerocalcas and Condor Decals sets. Here are the photos.
    14 points
  14. Hi Mick - I hadn't seen these, they look great, if there are some in 1/350, I'll grab some. Small progress this week - rigging Thanks for looking - RFI soon Rob
    12 points
  15. Had some health issues slowing me down but starting again, i completed this build in 1979, so this models paint is 42 years old! Microscale decals, model made in a few weeks, minime was much faster then Cheers, Tom
    11 points
  16. Hiya Folks, Another cellar survivor that needed to be tarted up,...... this is a Glencoe Models Bristol Sycamore (not Dragonfly LOL!) which I built many years ago,..... it looks OK from a distance but really needs a new set of wheels at least! I have the 1/48th scale kit which I quite fancy doing in this scheme! Cheers, Tony
    10 points
  17. Thanks very much Dennis, I'm pleased with how the masks worked out Thanks Alistair; it's not been any harder than the Gladiators, which weren't hard anyway You've got less struts, but more rigging, so it's swings and roundabouts there, and keep an eye on the orientation of the engine parts, I got caught out on one of those but managed to disassemble it and put it together properly before any lasting harm was done That path of least resistance is well-worn in my neck of the woods Thanks mate, I've still got the instructions
    10 points
  18. Very nice Airfix kit. builder not as good bit flakey in parts tut. Laurie http://
    9 points
  19. It is, it is. Softly softly catchee monkey PE Bare Metal Foil is easy to get but at £6-7 for a 6x11 sheet it adds quite a cost to models, especially ones of this size! You're certainly making great use of it though Tony Thanks Ali, me neither. I'm doing a bit, taking a rest, repeat Thanks Tom Did I get away with it? Ah, that's a no then… Busted! I ain't brung no 'Carmen Red' or whatever the FS colour is so iModelKit told me that was the closest I had. I shall, of course, call it 'variation and weatheri
    9 points
  20. More progress. Mucho bracing to the roof underside, using 5mm foamboard strips. It's made things very rigid yet still featherweight. UHU glue used throughout. The floor layout of the showroom has be decided on and stuck down. Fore and aft pattern at the entrance, side to side either side of that. This layout has kept joins to a minimum and leads the eye into the floor area from the entrance. The grey card out front has been ruled off into slab sized chunks and seems to work fine. Here's the whole lot so far propped up for a picture. The roof re
    9 points
  21. I managed to get a couple of in on Saturday and Sunday and I'm reasonably happy with the progress so far. Lower Hull. First job was to remove the five studs each side, which are meant for the attachment of HVSS units. Hobbyboss have made the lower hull common to both suspension units. FDH glued to the lower hull along with the sponson fillers and the gaps filled with putty and rubbed down. Rear hull plate added, along with the tow hook and bracket and towing shackles. I used the air cleaners from a Tamiya M4 as they were more suitable than the roun
    9 points
  22. Thanks Giorgio - wait no longer: Of course I'm planning to brush on the AK True Metal paste for the NMF areas so all I need to do (arf arf) is paint the other areas and then mask them: So: - mask the red - grey underside (including elevators) next, mask then - Olive Yellow top of waist and elevators, mask then - Olive drab port wing panel and anti-glare on nacelles, nose and tail, mask then - Bronze green weird patches on sides of fuselage - NMF - hooray! Simples I think I'll start assembling the
    9 points
  23. Hiya Folks, Another one of my cellar survivors which needed some tlc,....... this is the old Williams Bros C-46 kit built as a US Marine Corps R5C Commando in its distinctive Sea Blue Gloss finish. I have to say,... I`m not too sure about the codes,..... I applied them many years ago from the spares box and I think they came from an Italeri Skyraider,..... so I confess,... the tail code may be wrong! I added Aeroclub white metal propellers and had to remove some of the wing walk decals as the water had badly affected them,....... but the brush painted Humbrol enamel Se
    9 points
  24. Cloud? Is that a cloud? Hmmm How many pieces? Ah, there's the rub. Eduard Spitfire is a dual combo so I need two Luftwaffe models. But wait, no Hurricane? Plus a 'target'. The P-47 got added to the first order when I though kits were limited availability. So seven. It's seven. They'll be there Phil, trust me. It's just that you won't be able to see them 'cos they're so tiny Thanks Giorgio Thanks 81. I've yet to decide how to approach the painting but I think it's going to be: - spray the bottom of all (Sky and
    9 points
  25. I really like the look of the new 1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk.Vc, It’s negatives have been pointed out on here and I hope to rectify most of them when done, at least to a passable standard.. First task is to exchange the early style cannon bulges with a pair of narrow ones, and that’s quite a lot of plastic to remove. Here’s me wishing that the bulges were represented separately as in the older Vc model. Luckily I have the clipped wing parts to fall back on if I butcher the classic wings too much.f 1. Fill the inner sections of each bulge 2. Desper
    8 points
  26. Here is my F-15C from the Desert Storm 30th anniversary group build.
    8 points
  27. In between other more mundane tasks more got done on the dealership today. Which is nice... A mezzanine has been decided on. 5mm foamboard and printed wooden flooring covered it top and bottom. The lower part of the building back wall got covered with printed sandstone walling. The pattern is very 1960's. The top half wall got wooden boards to follow the floors. It's probably going to be open plan, with a few desks and filing cabinets and other officy stuff. The Manager might get his own office up there, not sure yet. The mezzanine is a scale 12ft from
    8 points
  28. This is the Hobbyboss 1/48 scale kit built completely out of the box.The "insignia" (we cannot write the name as it is forbidden here in Germany) on the tail had to be obliterated for the same reason.They can only be shown on original pictures. Saluti Giampiero
    8 points
  29. So this is it just about finished: And test-fitted: Few more bits to add when it's in the car and painted. Wishbones off and engine next I think.
    8 points
  30. This started out as a Gecko 1/35th British Army Stretcher Carrier, but I fancied a beach bound Surf Board Carrier. Camo Dotted decals and homemade Boogie and SurfBoards.
    8 points
  31. Westland Sea King Mk.43 330 Squadron Royal Norwegian Air Force 1996 Airfix 1:72 Every now and then I like to build something outside of my usual interest and scale, for a complete change. The New tool Airfix sea King fits the bill perfectly! It is a fabulous kit that fits very well. The paint scheme was a bit complex though, I must have used yards of Tamiya tape with all the masking it required. A thoroughly good kit, light years away from the 'old 66' Airfix Seaking I built as a kid, with its box art showing an Apollo capsule recovery.
    7 points
  32. Finally.... only took me two months but serious illness in the family took me out of things for 6 weeks and was nearly finished then. Fairly pleased with this as a follow on from the old-skool tamiya Panther I built in March. Some of the decals are not quite right but something that I like on the shelf is more important than accuracy for me. Going contemporary with next build.... RFM Challenger 2 or Trumpeter T-14 Armata are waiting, but they might not get done until after summer when outdoors hopefully beckons. Straight out of box, no changes, painted with Vallejo acryli
    7 points
  33. FW stuck together: Look, canopy masks! Magnifiers to max, I'm going in: I'm going for this scheme: … so that blows my 'spray all the undersides' idea. Maybe I'll just brush paint them. They're waiting: Still no Hurricane…
    7 points
  34. My latest project is this new 1/48th Sabre from Airfix. Typical softish plastic along with some quite fine panel lines too. Detail is quite good but the cockpit and seat is fairly basic along with the gun bays and airbrakes. Built pretty much straight from the box except for a modified Quickboost seat (it was too big to fit the Airfix cockpit so I sanded the sides down) I was also going to use a modified Yahu instrument panel but that was too big as well and a totally different shape to the Airfix one. I assume there'll be a cockpit set and seat to follow from someone and scaled to fit the A
    7 points
  35. Stumbled into my Hobby room a bit earlier than usual this morning and the Sunlight was hitting the figure in very "Film noir" fashion.
    7 points
  36. Thanks Richie Letting that dry for a bit. Jim has supplied the external PE for his model so I'd better start that:
    7 points
  37. When I was 6 my father took me to the RAF Coltishall Battle of Britain day in 1966. Two things I remember, the Vulcan and the Lightning, one Lightning I think came from behind and over the crowd and then went vertical. So for the first time in about 25 years I have finished a model. Thanks for looking
    7 points
  38. This is my Meng (cartoon) Titanic. I threw this into the ring yesterday, started on it this morning and this evening she's ready. Nice clean fun
    7 points
  39. Hi all This is the HobbyBoss Fw190D-11, built OOB, although I used paint masks for the national markings. This is the 'alternative' scheme offered in the kit, with little or no information to support it, as far as I can tell. Basically, it is one of the D-11 prototypes (V57 to be exact), but in the colours and markings of a staff Major at JV44 in Munchen Riem. There doesn't seem to be any evidence of this a/c ever serving with JV44 - but then there's no evidence that it didn't, either . Painted in a fairly typical late war mashup of colours and tones. The Hobbyboss D-9/11/13 k
    7 points
  40. Well, as promised over in the build thread HERE Here are the finished pics of the aircraft: Thanks for looking, Ed
    6 points
  41. Hello, Here's my just finished 1/48 Kinetic F/A-18C Hornet, done as a VFA-81 jet from the 1991 Gulf War. I was originally going to build this for the DS GB here on BM, but I never really took in progress pics of it. Oh well... The kit is not the easiest to work with, especially around the nose and intakes, but I've learned from it, so a future build might be easier to put together. Other things used were a Walleye and data link pod from Astra Resin, a pilot figure from PJ Productions, and a laser spot tracker pod from the Hobbyboss Hornet kit. Painted with Mr Color most
    6 points
  42. Just finished this in between GB builds. The model was sent to me part built ( originally started by chrisrope on BM but received from someone else)and I finished it off as per kit but with decals by Techmod depicting ME470 BH-F of 300 (Polish) Squadron as used on a mission to Berchtesgaden April 1945. Details of the mission can be found on the Polish Squadrons Remembered website. Note the missing spinner on one of the engines. I left it loose to show off the spinner hub. But have since tacked it on with PVA glue so I don't lose it! A
    6 points
  43. Hi Everyone. Just taken some pic`s of my latest effort: Academy`s 1/48 F-4C Phantom kit, masquerading as a F-4D of the 432nd TFW whilst based at Udorn Thai AFB during the late 60`s early 70`s I originally intended to do it as a `D` with smart bombs and but then found out the subject I had markings for never carried them and was in fact....... .....for `Trapper` which had some fame as being the last MiG killer of the `Rolling Thunder` campaign in 1968.. After some deliberation I decided to give it an assymetrical bomb load which seems to have be
    6 points
  44. I can see the finish line in sight now! Whats left to do?"............. whip aerial from guitar wire and glue in. fix and tidy canopy pitot tube glue in place rear wheel glue in place glue prop on- yes I did do the spinner in RAF night with a slightly blue tinge! Make another harness? Perhaps? But not too fussed about any harness.. Foot hold ladder glue on wing mounted pitot a little tweek with weathering details HG laminate gloss coat over decals.. Over 3 months of work ... I'm pleased with the result so fa
    6 points
  45. Calling a day (or night) on this now Just a couple of taster pics for now, will take some decent pics and do a write up when I get time and a bit of sun for the pics Cheers Ian
    6 points
  46. Box art - ref. D5-08 - Messerschmit Bf.109E-3 Emil Source: https://www.greenmats.club/forums/topic/6380-wingsy-kits-148-messerschmitt-bf109e-1-3-4-7-–-анонс/page/7/?tab=comments#comment-107286 V.P.
    6 points
  47. Hi all Bit more progress on the Flycatcher. Joystic handle has been cut down to look a bit better instead of a round handle. Throttle box assembly added with a couple of cables too SeT has been painted and polished. Seat cushion made just need to figure out the seat belts, . Does anyone know if they were a 3 point harness or just tge lap belts, I would presume 3 point harness but some builds I can only see the lap belts. Cockpit images are few and far between of an original machine!!! Thanks for looking in
    6 points
  48. Hi all, Quite an enjoyable build for the 453rd Bombardment Group Museum based at Old Buckenham that has been organised by our very own @CedB along with a few other culprits who are building the collection. A famous bird that unfortunately met its demise in an accident, but fortunately without taking the life of it's driver Don Gentile who was soon to be returning to the US albeit perhaps with a little embarrassment as the accident happened in front of the press. @Tcoat is doing the same aircraft for the museum display in it's fateful state after the accident, you c
    6 points
  49. No worries, I was anxious and had doubts too Canopy side glass sealed up, still needs sanding. I sanded the hump into shape. The white on top is the plasticard I put inside, good thing I did! Then some Tamiya putty. And this is where we are Looks ok I think. Still need to bring back few of the details and then I can glue it down.
    6 points
  50. This is the completed Corsair. These are just quick shots taken with a flash. I will do better gallery ones when I have better light. The one from the rear is a bit washed out and looses definition. The colour isn't quite as faded as it looks in that photo. You will note that the propeller decals are missing. This is deliberate because they don't showup in a lot of photos of RNZAF planes Same with the wing walkways.
    6 points
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