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  1. Hiy Folks, Well it was eagerly awaited but worth the wait,..... the Arma Wildcat Mk.VI (FM-2) is a lovely little kit and really looks the part,..... I believe they also have an F4F-4 on the way,..... hopefully they will follow with some earlier variants too including the Martlet Mk.I. I built mine in the colours of 846 NAS, aboard HMS Trumpeter and shore based at Machrihannish, with the previous markings of 881 NAS painted over following a landing accident aboard HMS Pursuer. The model was brush painted;
    65 points
  2. Back to the Finnish Air Force which made such-a good use of so said obsolescent planes! And hard not to show the plane of one of the Ace of the Northen skies Eino Juutlainen twice decorated with the Mannerheim Cross. BW-364 is displayed with the temporary winter camo. The Classic Airframe kit wit a lot of resin and photo etch, also a commission built. Unit is 3/LLv.24 Kontupohja 1942.Best regards. DSC_0002-29 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0003-30 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0004-31 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0005-28 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0006-26 by jean B
    59 points
  3. Hello all, Here is my recently completed 1/48 Eduard Spitfire MK.IX 'early' marked as EN315 of the Polish Fighting/Combat Team in North Africa, early 1943. Nicknamed 'Skalski's Circus' after the Commanding officer Stanisław Skalski, DSO, DFC & two bars, the team comprised 15 pilots and 8 MK.IX Spitfires, claiming 25 destroyed, 3 probable and 9 damaged Axis aircraft during March - May 1943. After the German surrender in North Africa, the pilots joined various other squadrons, with Skalski being appointed CO of 601 Squadron. He ended the war with 18 confirmed victorie
    58 points
  4. Hi, Here’s my Revell Gannet, nice kit. Great subject! It’s quite a beast of an aircraft even in 1/72 scale. I have a soft spot for Royal Navy aircraft and a few more in the stash. I added an Eduard interior set but the only one I could find was for the trumpeter kit, but I just hacked at this one until it fitted . Decals from Xtradecal. Thanks for looking, Guy ps I broke the pilot's sliding canopy right at the end so have requested a replacement from Revell. Not sure if I’ll get one as they’re discontinued.. I’ve also j
    54 points
  5. III/EJG2 was a training squadron created to help German pilots to master the new 262 jet. Based at Lechfeld, this machine carries the locally applied green 3 as the S for schule(school) under the horizontal surfaces. I created those markings with home made masks, including the serial. The camo is RLM83/75/76 and references are to be found in the Jagdwaffe volume dealing with the jets and rocket planes. The Hobby -Boss kit is pretty good but a step under the Tamiya's one, albeit for half the price. Colors are Mr Color lacquers, weathering was done with oils. Cheers and have a great WE! 7DB
    53 points
  6. The aircraft part of this build was completed for the Gulf War GB a couple of weeks ago, but I was unable to get the weapons loadout finished for the deadline. I wrapped up the three AGM-88's that I wanted to add yesterday, and fixed those and a pair of AIM-9's in place last night. With the A-7E gradually being retired when Iraq invaded Kuwait in early August 1990, I wanted to try and portray a tired looking aircraft on what would be a "Last Hurrah" for this aircraft type on its final deployment. To achieve that I sprayed patches of Lifecolor's FS36375 over an overall base of FS36320, th
    51 points
  7. Hi This is my latest finished model : Wolfpack 1/72 North American T-2E Buckeye Hellenic Air Force 120th ATW, Kalamata Air Base, Greece, 2004
    44 points
  8. What to do with an older Merlin model that is looking a little tatty? Simples! - Upgrade to one of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH's 820 Sqn Crowsnest AEW conversions, using parts from a Revell AEW Sea King and some scratch building.....
    44 points
  9. As a chopper fan I built the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King out of about 30 years old Hasegawa kit. I have always liked the looks of the Sea King and remember well the number 66 that used to fetch the astronauts of many Apollo missions from the sea. Despite its age the kit was of very good quality with many details and easy to assemble. However, the model took me quite a long time to build since there were lots of parts and big number of decals to attach. From the aftermarket I ordered Eduard window masks and interior photoeches for the cockpit. The kit contained decals and painting instru
    43 points
  10. A mate and I decided we would both build a model of the iconic TSR-2 during COVID lockdown, so we both shelled out massively and bought the 2009 vintage Airfix 1/48 kit via ebay, only for me to realise when it arrived that the kit has some accuracy problems which required a number of aftermarket items and some fairly drastic plastic surgery to make a reasonable facsimile. The panel lines on this Hornby era kit are also more like tramlines and this means the end result looks very much like a diecast. I decided to build the only flying prototype XR219 in a clean configuration, with bomb bay door
    42 points
  11. Recently finished, but just some quick photos on an indoor background; XD220, 618, 736 Sqdn Lossiemouth, Acklington B of B, 15 Sept 62 (3) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr XD220, 618, 736 Sqdn Lossiemouth, Acklington B of B, 15 Sept 62 (5) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr XD220, 618, 736 Sqdn Lossiemouth, Acklington B of B, 15 Sept 62 (7) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr XD220, 618, 736 Sqdn Lossiemouth, Acklington B of B, 15 Sept 62 (8) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr The first airshow I ever attended was the 1962 RAF Acklington Battle of Britain display, and the 736 Squadron aerobatic
    40 points
  12. Well there's plenty of lancasters in bomber command schemes so I thought I'd do something different. With the revell kit sitting in the stash since it's release this was the ideal candidate for the project, I know it has it's faults the dreaded lack of dihedral, missing frames on the turrets, basic details with the turrets and their guns and the bland main wheels. So also Armed with the appropriate literature and Hannants excellent post war decal sheet. Model on boys
    40 points
  13. Special Hobby 1/32nd scale Westland Whirlwind. This kit is an amazing piece of work by Special Hobby! An incredible level of detail. Special Hobby have produced a kit that has taken quite a leap forward than their earlier releases. It still has some issues getting a perfect fit in places, but it is generally a good fit. This is an out of the box build, all I added was a set of seat belts from Eduard, otherwise there is plenty of detail in the cockpit just OOB. Painted with Mr Color acrylics. A fun build.
    39 points
  14. Hello everyone, I finally finished a model on Britmodeller! Here is the WIP post: I proudly present my 1:72 EE Lightning F.6 Overall, I am happy with how it turned out, took me a good year to finish it because it was an on and off project lol. Hope you guys enjoy it too.
    37 points
  15. F-8h Crusader VF-111 Sundowners 148684 Cheers!!! Regards, Tjeerd
    36 points
  16. Hi all, Hope you're enjoying the bank holiday and incongruous good weather! Thanks to the days off and good conditions I was able to finish this beast of a conversion which had been sitting almost finished for about a month. This is the Revell 1/32 GR.1 kit (well, a mix of two or three Revell IDS/GR.1/ECR kits all donating various parts!) The F3 conversion was done using the Heritage conversion set plus a lot of scratchbuilding, extra details and plenty of filler and swearing! The build thread is here: The subject is ZE763/DG, one of two 11 Sqn F3s converte
    36 points
  17. Hello modellers, i finally finished this bird. The kit ist the Great Wall Hobby F-15E with Aires ACES II ejection seats and PJ production pilots. Further addons used are an Eduard Sniper ATP, AIM-120 training missile and a modified ACMI pod from Hasegawa. But the real highlight is the awesome DXM decal sheet, it isn't perfect but very very good. Let's start the show: 01 by Falk Röllig, auf Flickr 02 by Falk Röllig, auf Flickr 04 by Falk Röllig, auf Flickr 17 by Falk Röllig, auf Flickr 18 by F
    35 points
  18. Hi All, Managed to finish a few projects whilst deployed and first up is Eduard's beautiful Mk1 Spitfire. The kit was a pleasure to build and really enjoyed all the little details that Eduard included in the box, looking forward to building the second one as a later varient. I built this one straight out the box, sprayed using my Cr Plus using Tamiya and Mr Color paints and finishing touches with oils and pastels. I tried a few new techniques with the oils on this kit for highlighting panels and adding some depth. Still learning, but very happy with how the finish has come out o
    35 points
  19. Hello all Bit of a change from red stars I thought I’d try red roundels instead. This is the Special Hobby Vautour IIN, a chunky beast which has been in the stash a while. Its straight from the box and was a thoroughly enjoyable build. The only criticism I have is in the fitting of the undercarriage. If the instructions are followed the model sits parallel to the ground when it should have a pronounced nose up attitude. I achieved a nose up stance by drilling holes in the main legs, inserting brass rod and then dry fitted them into drilled holes in the fuselage allowing them to move
    35 points
  20. Again digging in my past files came that Curtiss H-75A-3, bought from the German and which can be of French or Norwegian origin. C-560 was often flew by Finnish ace K. Karhila with 1/LeLv.32 in late 42. I only have those three photos left so... glad to share! Bye for now! DSC_0007 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0005-1 by jean Barby, sur Flickr DSC_0001-3 by jean Barby, sur Flickr
    35 points
  21. Hi all, I thought you might like to see my 1:32 scale build - The German ‘Hansa-Brandenburg W.20’. This model is from ‘Omega Models’ and is resin. This aircraft was a single seat float, designed to be carried in a water tight container on a type of submarine. The intention was to surface and remove the aircraft from its container, assemble it then launch it for reconnaissance missions. After landing near the submarine, it was be taken onboard, disassembled and stowed back in its container. The special submarines were never built before hostilities ceased and the three prototypes we
    34 points
  22. This time A-6A Intruder Trumpeter 1:32 As always model straight from the box.
    33 points
  23. Another one for my Gulf War collection - this the old Airfix Army Lynx kit as the base, with the Air Graphics set to create an AH1GT with TOW missiles and exhaust diffusers. There is not a huge amount left of the original kit with the upgrade set giving you new interior, upper fuselage, tail, nose and rotor head. Although I find these extensive conversions somewhat intimidating, this was actually a very well thought out and well fitting set - you definately got the feel that the mould designed would have actually completed one of his own creations whereas some conversio
    32 points
  24. This is my build of the Sword 1/72 McDonnell-Douglas TAV-8B Harrier Trainer. The TAV-8B is the 2 seat trainer version of the AV-8B. The Marines originally planned on using their TAV-8A trainers for training AV-8B pilots, but it was realized that the analog cockpit of the AV-8A vs the digital one for the AV-8B and other differences made that impractical. So the TAV-8B was developed. In the US only the VMAT-203 training squadron flew them. Sword makes a boxing of this kit specific to the TAV-8B as well as a boxing for the British T.10 equivalent. As usual I didn't decide to build a T
    32 points
  25. Hi All, This is my attempt at Special Hobby's Airspeed Oxford "Commonwealth Service" boxing. I've chosen to model LW926 of No.1 SFTS, Point Cook, VIC in 1943. Here's a photo of the aircraft (at the rear of the formation): According to the Australian War Memorial website, this photo was taken during a flypast for a wings ceremony. The model was pretty much OOB, and painted with Tamiya Yellow, and Lifecolors Earth Brown and Foliage Green. The kit was typical SH fare - vague engineering and fits, but overall I don't think it turned out too badly. On to
    32 points
  26. My third entry into the Unarmed GB was this 1/144 ICM Tupolev Tu144, made to represent RA77114 in storage at Zhukovsky in about 2006, after the Tu160 engines had been replaced and it had ones that look like Tu144D engines with cones again. I'm really not impressed with the aftermarket decals, first the fin decals were rubbish and I ended up painting the stripes, then I discovered the decal sheet is missing the top side serials for the wings. I've put up a wanted thread as other decals sheets include this scheme, so spares may be around, but if all else fails I can print them (another mode
    32 points
  27. This is Dragon`s boxing of the Ju188 A-3, the torpedo bomber. Kit decals were unusable, so I chose +BR of 7./KG26 as found in Norway in May 1945. This aircraft`s profile as in Hasagawa`s 1/72 kit. I did not have the Werksnummer in my decals, so I handpainted it. The Fug200 (Hohentwiel Radar) is from Brengun. The parts are well made but a nightmare to assemble and fix in position. Some parts are bent, correction is impossible due to fragility. I took the fotos and put the model directly into a safe place. Seat belts are from Eduard, the PE is included in the kit. Resin wheels out of my spares b
    31 points
  28. Hi there, This my recente project, one of those very nice Eduard Migs 21. Used canopy masks, interior PE and metal pitot tube. No issues at all and, despite being a little bit worried about the “tiger stripes” decals, they turned out great. Very thin and went well with Mr Softer. These aircraft had this commemorative painting only for a relatively short period of time, so I decided to weather just enough to show the dirt that comes from normal flying, i.e., didn’t degraded the paint to have too many scratches and/or chipping. Hope you enjoy! Cheers!
    31 points
  29. Now we are getting to the end of the Finnish Gallery with the Fiat G-50 of O. Puhakka from the 3/LeLv 26 in mid 42. The Special Hobby model was built under the supervision of Kari Stenman who greatly helped me with the detail. Once again the discipline of the Finnish pilots made them winners even when using outmoded equipment. So here it is: 82622BB6-2C9D-47F1-956B-3962DB118795 by jean Barby, sur Flickr 6738AAA9-FBAB-4146-B765-EFA7A403B6FC by jean Barby, sur Flickr B97EA4F8-1D3B-450B-A6E3-5C7A01C7DE80 by jean Barby, sur Flickr 87696ADE-4BCB-495A-A475-39D86DE80FEC by jean Ba
    30 points
  30. Finally completed, after one and half month long wait for replacement decals. I present the Fairey IIIF Mk.IVM/A, finished as J9653 of “C” Flight No. 45 Squadron from around 1931, when No. 45 Squadron operated from Helwan base, Cairo, Egypt. J9653 is well documented airplane, including several photographs in various phases of the service. She was manufactured in 1929 and went to No. 45 Squadron in 1930. Later, she was rebuild as JR9653, posted to No. 6 Squadron in 1934 and was soon lost after ground collision with Fairey Gordon JR9657 in spring 1934. The model comes from the very
    29 points
  31. You can't say I rushed this one... It took almost 6 months to complete, but I have to say, I enjoyed every second of buidling and painting this kit. Before I show the photos, I want to thank @Antti_K for his help, advice and encouragement throughout this build. Unfortunately I wasn't able to live up to the standards of his build, I am not at that level. But all things considered, I am quite pleased. Ok, enough of that. Let's get to the photos. Starting upside down: Then making her stand on her feet: And in the
    28 points
  32. Hi, Here some pictures of my last model. This is the nice Eduard Profipack kit built OOB. There are some things I'm not really satisfied because of me...
    28 points
  33. The new Airfix Sherman Vc in the markings of 3 Troop, A Squadron, Northants Yeomanry, Normandy 1944. It's a decent little kit although unfortunately not strictly compatible with their earlier, excellent 1/76 Cromwell. I found the link and length tracks a bit fiddly, and wish Airfix had allowed for some of the hatches to be displayed open. The only additions from me were a bit of extra stowage - the kit includes plenty of spare track if you want to add some welded to turret or hull sides, as was fairly commonplace. Just noticed, too, that I forgot to drill out the muzzle brake...
    27 points
  34. Dear friends good morning It is a long time since I entered the site, I have had a lot to do in these months tormented by Covid; no! I have not had it but the vaccination with Astrazeneca has left me small aftermaths resolved effectively, now I am waiting for the second vaccination. I am also sorry to have not kept the promises to work in the various GB of Britmodeller ..... and for this I apologize; However, my personal work has gone on in modeling, so I post three little things I have done in recent months: T-33, Greece, 342nd Mira 1/72 Platz Kit
    26 points
  35. 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.
    25 points
  36. Hi All, May I present my Revell Sea King from HS-9 Sea Griffins as used in Desert Storm. I actually finished this a couple of months ago but have only gotten round to posting now. Being the old Hasegawa kit it goes together pretty well straight from the box, the only thing I added was a photo etch set from Eduard for the cockpit. To save space in the display cabinet the main rotor is folded and I made an attempt at some sort of tethers for this but this is mostly artistic license. Anyway, I hope you all like it.
    25 points
  37. From EC 3/10 "Vexin", Djibouti, early 80's. This is the first of what will eventually be four Hobby Boss Mirage IIIC's. The final one being a metal finish, the theory being I will have had plenty of practice by then.
    25 points
  38. The Eduard kit is well known, with its advantages (many) and its defects (few overall), so construction proceeds quite quickly. This time I propose the A-8 of the Uffz. Dietrich, 12./JG 5, operating from Herdla (Norway) in March/April 1945. The camouflage pattern, entirely done by brushes as always, is the classic RLM 74/75/76 (all mixes of Humbrol Enamels), with a heavy drapery in RLM 74 over a large part of the sides of the fuselage, enlivened by the use of blue RLM 24 and the black 'Adlerflügel' on the sides. Finally, an image of the lower surfaces.
    24 points
  39. Hello guys, Here's my last completed model, the Zvezda, 1/48 Lavochkin La-5FN, white 22, from 2 GIAP (Aviation regiment of the Guard). The yellow scribing reads "Mongolsky Arat", workers of Mongolia, whose donation funded 12 aircrafts in the squadron. This the first of the Zvezda's "new tooling", and was build out of the box, decals from the Avalon range. Quite easy build but for the soft plastic and the engine cowling is a bit tricky, as there are lots of parts to align. Paints from the Gunze acryl range, various mixes of RLM76 as basis, with black and blue.
    24 points
  40. Evening all, It's been a while since this build saw any action, so time for an overdue update... Last time I'd been working on this I had made some good progress with the interior and was more or less ready to join the fuselage halves. I finished off adding some details such as the radio operator's chair to the flightdeck and the depth charge racks to the centre section, as this would be impossible to install once the fuselage was together. I'd also fabricated some beefy wing spars and attached these to the appropriate internal bulkheads: I also add
    24 points
  41. hello again thanks all for your kind comments I did have a Patreon page for about a year which had lots of videos about how I do things, but I closed it as it simply took too much time in production and gave me less building time - I will see if I can unrestrict the videos as the page should still be there things have been hotting up in complexity in trying to fit the upper wing.. ..first they needed completing, so these access hatches were added - not sure what they are for.. ..also all the bra
    23 points
  42. Revell "toy" MF Force Awaken. Trying to copy the scene on the movie. Thanks for dropping by.
    23 points
  43. Hi, The first finished (of planned series of three models) Caproni upper wing interwar machines. The build thread within Africa GB (shared with the that for Ca 133) is here: The third one will be Ca 111, it is already under construction in Anything but Injected GB. Some comment on subject. This is a 1/72 scale injected kit by Fly. There were two boxes - named "7 cylinders" and "'9 cylinders" variants. There is also rebox by LF models (still available - which has some xtra resin parts which I do not know). There is some problem with this kit - it in fact it mix up some
    22 points
  44. Hi There, I thoroughly enjoyed this one and am quite chuffed with it. It gave me one or two fit issues which I think were more caused by my butchery of the plastic than by manufacture. WIP here, Primed with Tamiya Neutral grey, Painted with Colourcoats A14 Steel Grey, Amt-7 Blue, AMT-4 Olive Green, AMT-6 Black, Tamiya Nato Black, Dark Grey, Flat White with Buff mixed in. Washed with Flory Dark Dirt and Grey. Finished with Windsor & Newton Matt Varnish. Rigging Uschi Van Der Rosten
    22 points
  45. Hi Folks Base surround is pretty rough which I will make better when funds permit, other than that I'm calling this one done. This is my second diorama, the first being the Miniart 36047 country road kit which I added lots of stuff to. Hope not to confuse but although this is my second build its my first scratch built base. This started as just a Chevy AFV build but fellow member and friend Laurie Stewart suggested a diorama with an SAS Jeep. It was a great idea but I wasn't able to. However, if it were not for the kindness and generosity of Laurie who supp
    22 points
  46. Hi folks May I present my latest and only build so far this year. Italeri ZSU 23 4M Shilka The kit was purchased for a tenner at a show(remember these) Eduard etch and metal barrels have been added Painted in an Iraqi scheme. Taken me about 9 months to complete basically due to apathy and loss of MOJO. Cheers Keith
    22 points
  47. The last Hunter Wiederholungskurs (annual training of the Swiss militia) took place in November, 1993 at St Stephan. The Sun may have been shining but it was cold! The aerodrome is 1000m above sea level and the temperature remained below zero all day. It was so cold that the batteries in my camera ceased working a couple of times and I had to warm them in an inside pocket close to my body. These are Hunter F.58s of Fliegerstaffel 15.
    21 points
  48. Hello!. This is the first car model that I ever build. Throughout my very interrupted 30+ years of scale modelling, I never thought to build a car. But like with anything else one day I got inspired by the amazing work of a fellow modeller. I loved what I saw and immediately thought that maybe I could try and give it a go. Probably the most intimidating thing about modelling cars is the super gloss and slick finishes, which is completely different to what I usually do, and with almost no weathering at all! (except a bit in their engines). Also, I was always put off by t
    21 points
  49. On the 13th January 1945 Liberator GR VI 'J' EW310 took off from RAF Leuchars at 09.23hrs for a patrol off the coast of Norway. They returned at 20.55 hrs. Piloted by F/O M.J. Frost there was a crew of 9 including air-gunner Sgt D.V. Harmsworth (my dad). The Operations Record Book states: “ . . . . nothing sighted”. That's a lot of flying to see nothing but that was not uncommon at this stage of the war as Coastal Command was hunting U-boats off the coast of Norway and into the Baltic. Dad died getting on for 30 years ago and we never really talked much about his wartim
    21 points
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