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  1. 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
    18 points
  2. Here's a late finisher from the BoB GB. Unfortunately not my best build, but by rushing on the last day to meet the deadline I only pushed completion further and further back. At the time I was taking some meds for a chest infection that gave me shakes like I've never had before, so we were painting some cracking camouflage patterns - only I was trying to paint straight lines!!! Here she is, she didn't get the final weathering I'd planned, I may pick her up again in the coming months and give her some belly oil stains etc but it's not a job for today!
    13 points
  3. 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
    11 points
  4. Well if it ain’t Dutch... Another model I started several years ago. Now I would take Arma but at that time Hasegawa seemed to be the best. I didn’t use any aftermarket details but some Eduard seat belts and Marabu landing lights. The paints are Gunze and the decals are Flevo for the triangles and TallyHO! for the serial. I hope you like her.
    9 points
  5. Jugroom Fort is a complex of fortified buildings south-west of Garmsir in Helmand Province, Afghanistan and was used as a base by the Taliban in 2007. During an attack by Royal Marines several soldiers were wounded and casevaced out and after a head count one man was unaccounted for, a search by Apaches found his heat source deep inside the Fort where a rescue by ground forces was deemed impossible under the very heavy fire from the Taliban fighters. The Apache crews suggested an unconventional way to get him, Lance Corporal Mathew Ford back to the aid station and evacuation by Chino
    9 points
  6. OK folks, I finally finished a model this year, Airfix`s Defiant new tooling. A nice kit to build allowing that the tolerances are tight as to be expected. Any mistakes are my doing not the kit`s. Paints used were Tamiya and Mr Hobby with the primer being Alcad 2, varnish was Tamiya as well. A/M was just a set of Montex masks and a bit of foil from a porridge pot for the seat belts. Well here`s the pics. A big thank you to all those who followed this build, it was very much appreci
    9 points
  7. 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
    7 points
  8. Not to worry Keith - your hearing is more important than my model. I SAID YOUR HEARING IS… Thanks Steve I hope some magic works! I've been looking for images of the flaps. Modern variants seem to have extending flaps and they extend to almost 90º it seems. Almost that then. While searching I've found some great stuff to share. Docdroid.com has a pdf booklet on the P1127 here. Only short, but it has a nice diagram showing the airflow: Pegasus Airflow by Ced Bufton, on Flickr Confirming Bill'
    7 points
  9. You guys are an evil bunch. A kit form straightjacket. Made from Lego's no doubt. Just hang in here with me because this build is going to get crazier as I go. So, the port side is complete. Just like things are, the first corner took a couple of day or so to build. Corner two, was a day to build. Left rear (port rear) looking forward..... Everything is painted and I'm ready to start "the other side". I put the tires at the center locations to show where the brakes will be located inside the wheels.
    7 points
  10. Gloss white enamel airbrushed as a base for the red. Also painted are the strut lengths (the kit provides none):
    7 points
  11. thanks Roger that is a great idea Don, I never considered that - though I have now gone for the wooden option so it's a moot point Brilliant information once again Ian, thanks thanks Giorgio oooh get him... Kalahari no less ! Glad you could join Colin Got just enough time for a quick update. Based on Ian's very informative post, I decided to take his advice on board and do the wooden thing. Masking was tedious and took a very long time - just the beginning shown here
    7 points
  12. The Build: Notes OOB, Scratch built seatbelts, BAF decals - Airfix 1975, Re-scribed panel lines, Paints used: Revell enamels/luminescent & acrylics, mr surfacer 1500 primer, mr mark setter & softer, old humbrol enamel, Klear, W&N artists water colours+oil paints, vallejo wash, Alclad, Fading orange was done by first having an acrylic yellow base. Then removing the enamel orange by rubbing a brush with thinner over surface. The result....
    6 points
  13. Hi all! It’s my next build in this scale. This time heavy tank – T VI Tiger I. Again small ZVEZDA kit. This tank known all. He was one of the best German tanks in the Wehrmacht and World War II. He had powerful armour and weapons. The model makes with some significant changes. My changes: - added all handrails on the tank hatches on turret and one on hull - added correct headlights and antenna - drilled holes in cannon and muzzle break - modified exhaust system - added hatch of turret on right side and make some elements - course machine gun made from a needle
    6 points
  14. the Saunders Roe S.R/A-1 kit in resin of Planet in 1/72 More details in my modelling report here: https://designer.home.xs4all.nl/models/sra-1/sra-1.htm
    6 points
  15. Thanks Darryl. I agree with you John, but the advantage of working ones is that they can be fed around the top of the wheels much easier. These ones are just fine though, and if I can avoid coughing up £30 for some after market ones all the better. It didn't take long to get these ones on and would have been even quicker if I hadn't put one run on upside down. Fortunately I spotted my error before they had set too hard. I haven't decided yet whether to bother with the top run as they will never be seen, but knowing OCD I will end up doing them. I think it will be easie
    6 points
  16. Thanks Giorgio Painless, it was. Thanks Bill, great stuff Ah Mark, rivets… now that you've mentioned them I supposed I'd better Wow! Great story Keith but I really could have done with some pictures Especially of the angle of the flaps at max. In the photo the look like almost 90º? Too much? I was worried about how I could cover up the surgery but look: Goes like this: Bedded in Humbrol filler. Excuse the dusty thumb.
    6 points
  17. Eduard Profipack Fokker DVII (Alb) finished as the machine of Ltn d R Carl Degelow of Jasta 40s, Lomme, August 1918. Thanks for looking. AW
    5 points
  18. Thanks Keith and Giorgio Droop the flaps. Hmmm. Fuse wire? Might work. First though, remove the excess surface detail: Choppy choppy. Sandy sandy. I've also, now, sanded the raised panel lines. The old Airfix plastic leaves its mark when you 'break the surface'. It's flat, honestly. ish. Two bits of fuse wire have been inserted into Humbrol filler as CA wouldn't stick, again: While that's drying the pilot got some RAF blue:
    5 points
  19. This model is built from the venerable 1/72 Hasegawa/Mania kit and represents a Ki-44-II Hei Shoki, flown by Captain Yukiyoshi Wakamatsu, 2nd Chutai Leader, 85th Sentai, Canton, China, during the summer of 1944. I also used a very nice True Details resin cockpit that I bought years ago, but the cockpit opening is tiny and the canopy quite thick, so little can be seen of it - at least I know it's in there. There's a colour profile of this aircraft in Nick Millman's Osprey Aircraft of the Aces #100, Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2, and I based the underside colour and the heavy mottle on that p
    5 points
  20. Hello Gentlemen, Here's my recently completed Beaufighter Mk.X, from RAF 22 Sq. in Burma, circa 1944. This kit was first build in 1999, as a coastal command TF X, but with the years, skills ameliorations and techniques enahnced and it cried for a restauration! Paints are AK real Colors for the dark earth and dark green, Tamiya for the underside Ocean Grey. Decals from the Extradecals range. The gunner cupola didn't took benefit of paint removal and masking, so the result is a bit down level, and the radar cooler additional scoop on the upper fuselage is standi
    5 points
  21. Still plugging away...A buddy in the local club suggested I am a glutton for punishment...Based on this example, I'd have to agree. however, moving right along...nav. lights installed; before and after a bit of incentive, what it should look like if I keep at it; Thanks for looking
    5 points
  22. I continued today with the steam engine, bringuebales etc... I also printed out a test copy to see where I was at. I'm very happy with the size of it... 14 mm wide between the 2 gipsy heads. It allowed me to validate the new Mono X FEP film, great! It only took him 37 minutes to print this windlass on the backing. The quality is very good. You can see the nuts and bolts perfectly. It's better under a magnifying glass in real life, the photos have difficulty rendering the print quality. The scale of the piece looks good in relation t
    5 points
  23. I've had one arrive this week and have to say the points raised in FloryModels review YouTube are valid points, before I go any further, and cop flak for it, I'm not putting this kit down at all, these are simply some of the things I've noted. I LOVE the look of this kit, I'm a huge fan of the Tornado and had no real intention of picking one up as I have plenty Revell kits in 1/72, 1/48 and also a 1/32 GR.1 with some Flightpath goodies already, but this new offering looked to have some nice features that tipped me towards picking one up. Here's a few of my observations: It is expen
    5 points
  24. Soooo what was originally a dissimilar length in fuselage halves has been fixed (ish) and a new problem cropped up during re-assembly, my fault for poor workmanship. During reassembly I misaligned the rear halves to the front halves creating a step in the run of side windows oddly the panel lines are aligned. I have coped with the misalignment by adding a sheet of .005" sheet styrene above the windows on the port side and below the windows on the starboard side, re trimmed the windows square (ish) and am fairing in the scab patches with Tamiya filler. Will this never end?! fitting out the
    5 points
  25. After some head scratching with a part that the kit only had two off and the diagrams called for three I used up A53 which looked right for the driveshaft dog so I just went for it! as that part is not mentioned anywhere I could see. I have finished the last of the running gear now. As you can see there is a lot of kit under here, well done AFV Club! Only one niggle really and you cant see it in this shot deliberately but the leaf springs have a horrid deformation in the stack but I am just not good enough to fill and re scribe due to where they are so ......... detention for me t
    5 points
  26. Moving around to the front, the first job that had to be done was to remove the brackets for the gun travel lock. The resulting holes were filled with some pieces of card and finished off with some putty. Moulded on grab handles removed from both hatch covers and replaced with .5mm brass wire. I used the kit’s periscope brush guards. I know that they are a bit on the thick side, but I hate the etched brass offerings, no matter who make them. Invariably, they are too thin (and weak), and they are all one dimensional. So until I can get some more 3D printed ones fr
    5 points
  27. 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
    4 points
  28. Hi folks! I entered the Navy GB way back in May with a Tamiya Corsair to be completed as a British Pacific Fleet Corsair IV - a subject I've always wanted to have a crack at. It turned into quite an epic, thanks to the considerable difficulty of using Xtracrylix Gloss Sea Blue paint with a brush ( about 7-9 coats required!), plus an acute varnish disaster at the final hurdle (and only a few days before the GB closing date). Anyway, a spell on the shelf of doom, and long slog if stripping and repainting and here we are, done. I've used Xtradecals to represent KD838 111/B of 1851 NAS
    4 points
  29. My quick OOB build of the Airfix 1/24 Aston Martin DB5 (07402) Dave
    4 points
  30. After the 1/48th models (link), Dora Wings is to release 1/72nd Republic P-43/A/B Lancer kits. Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dorawingsofficial/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2895357487361476&ref=page_internal 3D renders V.P.
    4 points
  31. It's weird - you may be right, but at the same time, I see far more 1/144th scale kits which 30 years ago was pretty much the preserve of airliners and other large types - now there seem to be loads of single engine types available. Perhaps it's just that everything has been done in 1/72! (obviously it hasn't but possibly everything that would shift more that a dozen boxes has). A more cynical explanation might be the profit margins are better in 1/48th. Capital costs can't be that much different, material costs negligable, but bigger boxes = bigger prices. As a die hard 1/72nder i
    4 points
  32. 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
    4 points
  33. Nearly eight o clock Ced....
    4 points
  34. Today, some engine peripheral, poor quality pics, sorry ... Like fuel filters: A small trick... Oil tank, remember, it's a dry sump system: Dan.
    4 points
  35. Don't load the cat! B.R. Serge
    4 points
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  37. The belly of the beast, or as our sushi chef friend Gen san would say, Vultee otoro. The wells are touched-up: Engine glued on the nose, antenna spanning the belly masts, all wheels on: Exhausts and Venturis added, wing landing lights lenses and nav lights added. Just starting to apply the decals, still wet in the photo:
    4 points
  38. ok I thought this was set in stone when I went to bed, but nooooo some new members votes and some fairy work....this job never gets boring............... There's been movement at the top, lots at the bottom a bit in the middle.........though I think members don't like (ok they don't have Polar bears!) or those cute wee Sadly it going to take quite a few more votes (or some serious rigging) for those at the bottom to make the cut. It's on the cutoff line now where all the action will happen, just 2 votes seperate 5 GB's vying for just 3 slots....and the b
    4 points
  39. Heller Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, L.088 Markings are 322 (Dutch) Sqn, RAF - established June 6, 1943, RAF Woodvale BM354 was one of the former Belgian 350 Sqn aircraft taken over at Hawkinge where 322 Sqn was reassigned to (without their former rides). 322 commonly named their aircraft, this one named after the city of Malang on Java. BM354 would later serve with 222 Sqn, surviving the war and finally scrapped in 1950. WIP thread:
    4 points
  40. Alas some people just have no self control or inhibition...
    3 points
  41. This from my favourite supplier: Cheers to Jadlam! Rick.
    3 points
  42. After priming, the accuracy of the details 3D printed is absolutely stunning: To be continued...
    3 points
  43. Hello to all of you good people on this forum.I present you the Italeri YF-22 that I finished last week.I rescribed all the panel lines,added home made seatbelts hud and the pittotube.Painted in Ak real colors.I hope you will like this one.
    3 points
  44. I feel i should bleach my eyes ....but there actually rather good.......now put them away there's a good boy.
    3 points
  45. 3 points
  46. So haven't posted on this one in a while as it got pushed to the side while I got stuck into group builds through the year. But she's back now! When I left it, I had only started painting the saucer halves. Bandai_Solo_Falcon_paint_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Both sides now done. It's Tamiya XF-1 over a black primer coat. Bandai_Solo_Falcon_paint_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Then glossed up - I painted some of the blue markings and used the kit decals on some others. I found the Bandai decals to be good, really strong colour a
    3 points
  47. A bit more work tonight; the vents in the front wings. The kit part, is OK, or would be with a bit of a wash, but I only had one so using it was never an option. A slightly wobbly replacement made from wire mesh and fuse wire. Not perfect, but reasonable from a distance (in the dark, with your eyes shut). I've done one on the other side but my camera battery died before I could take a photo.
    3 points
  48. Thanks Roger, very kind Yes, the one 'bowing to the crowd'. It became one of its show tricks and I remember seeing one 'in the flesh' (snurf). I can't begin to describe the noise! Thanks for the cutting tip - but don't forget this is old Airfix so: …no need to deepen the panel lines! Thanks Bill, that's brilliant. Olive Drab then? The pilot refused to stay on his stick, even with a scored bottom (or perhaps because of it) so he got primed with Ratskin Flesh, gripped by the ankle:
    3 points
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