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  1. 80 points
  2. BOAC Super VC10 Mid 1960s This is the Roden 1/144 kit with Two Six decals built from the box except for a bit of sanding around the nose to reduce the sharpness of the change in profile from parallel to tapered in plan view, and addition of the two small fences on each wing leading edge. I also emphasised the flaps, slats and spoilers slightly by some light scribing before highlighting with mid grey paint to get them to stand out a little more than the panel line engraving, which is nice but just a little heavy for this scale.
    68 points
  3. Heinkel He111P-2, G1+AN, 5./KG 55 "Greif", Villacoublay, France, 1940. By the start of World War Two, the Luftwaffe's core bomber strength consisted of the Junkers Ju87 Stuka and Ju88, Dornier Do17Z and the Heinkel He111H and P series. The Heinkel was the most numerous bomber in the fleet, with the H series the most numerous variant, powered by a pair of Junkers Jumo 211 engines. The P series was identical, save for using Daimler-Benz DB601A engines. The history of the Heinkel bomber is fairly well known, so to save me typing it all out again, here's a lin
    67 points
  4. Hi everyone, Third one off the bench this year and it was a nice quick simple build after my Eduard Mig 21. I had no real problems with this kit just a slightly twisted vertical fin which I corrected with a little hot water and some careful manipulation. I added a resin ejection seat, a Master pitot tube, and I replaced the refuelling probe and nozzle with brass rod and one of my aluminium turned parts. Painted with various shades Alclads and finished with semi gloss cote. Thanks for looking gazza l
    67 points
  5. Chinese food with additives. Correct model, you only need to be careful around the main engine nozzles. Camo "83" obtain by Ukraine after the collapse of the USSR. Severny base, Kirovskoye, Crimea 1993. Earlier, the plane was tested by the Soviets in landings on the civilian container ship Nikolai Cherkasov and prepared for the service Tbilisi (Admiral Kuznetsov).
    66 points
  6. What a lovely, elegant old thing. This is one of Trumpeter’s earliest kits, and it shows. It’s no.13 in their range; I bought it in 2003. It has a number of good points, the most important being, it’s a Badger. There’s never been one since and the few that came before it in 1/72 were ropey old things. The kit breaks down intelligently and allows for variants with glazed or radar noses, and lurking on the runners and the PE fret are odd aerials that suggest some of the EW versions too. Not all are there, though - perhaps more will appear on smaller runners in a new boxing, as t
    65 points
  7. Finished a few days ago I've used original Revell GR.4 boxing with some goodies from Eduard, Aires, Quickboost and myself - Eduard PE sets - interier, exterier, gearbays - Eduard brassin seats - Eduard brassin Paveway II bombs and Sidewinders - Eduard BOZ and SkyShadow pods - Eduard decals - Aires cockpit - AIR4800 IDS early modified to GR.1 - Aires exhaust - Quickboost canon barels - Reskit wheels - selfdesigned 3D printed outer wing pylons, fuselage pylons, landing lights a crew ladder - selfdesigned mission marks decal and modifi
    64 points
  8. Hiya Folks,.... Another one from the Australia & New Zealand GB,...... and one which I often spoke about building with Andy (Silverfox) before his untimely and tragic death. I finally got around to starting and finishing this 1/72nd Academy PBY-5 Catalina as part of the GB in his memory , wearing the markings of 6 Sqn, RNZAF, based at Halavo Bay, Florida Island in the Solomons, 1944. On 4th February 1944, while flown by Flying Officer Beauchamp and crew, this aircraft, NZ4017 made a very risky mid ocean pick up of five survivors from a USAAF B-24, which was especially dangerous as their ra
    59 points
  9. Hiya Folks, As part of the Australian & New Zealand GB in memory of my friend Andy (Silver Fox), this is my first one across the finishing line,..... representing A52-505, coded NA-Q which is one of the British built Mosquito FB.VI`s used by 1 Sqn RAAF in the Pacific and one of two (the other was NA-E) used to escort RAAF Spitfires to the Pacific Islands, The new RAAF serial was applied on a patch of RAAF Foliage Green which covered the original RAF serial; At the time they were in use in the forward area wearing the originl RAF camouflag
    54 points
  10. Thought some of you might enjoy this olde plastic. I'm sure most of you have seen or built this kit from 1967 or so. Mine came to me in a baggy missing the stand and with 2 sets of unusable decals. Although much maligned for being inaccurate, it really is not that far off from drawings and it doesn't seem THAT bad... I wanted to recreate this moment when F/O Collier became the first known pilot to down a V-1 Buzz bomb by tipping it over using his own wing.
    52 points
  11. Another classic airliner completed. This is the Airfix Boeing 707, which has tooling from 1963, and decals from 2015. There weren't really any issues with this build, other than the way the engines attach to the wing with little notches in the pylons that are designed to hook onto lugs in the wings. These lugs were too large, or the notches in the pylons were too small, but they didn't attach easily. I had to cut out the lugs and slot the pylons into the wings. Also, the wrap-around decals of the nose were difficult to apply because of the t
    49 points
  12. This is the Airfix kit built out-of-the-box, except for some scratchbuilding to make the seat appropriate for the P-40s flown by the AVG (i.e. same as the British version) and the canopy rails. Painted with Gunze enamels, using camouflage masks made from frisket film, to replicate the hard edges between the topside colors. Decals came from an old Aeromaster sheet on the AVG. I had some fun fitting the sharmouth to the Airfix kit, as I believe the decals were designed to fit the Monogram or maybe the Hobbycraft kits. But it worked in the end. Cheers, Ivan
    48 points
  13. Finished up the 1/72 Airfix MiG-17F. Careful fitting required around the nose but an overall enjoyable build. Added Eduard's PE set/wheels and Master Model guns/probes. Kit decals were used and settled in nicely with Mr Mark Setter underneath and Microsol on top. Shown with the rest of my MiG collection. Thanks for looking! Rich
    47 points
  14. I'm calling a finish to this one now as I think I have managed the best I can, so stopping before I spoil it. This is the 1/72 Heller E-3, with Combat Decals markings for an E-3D in the special markings for the 100th Anniversary of 8 Sqn. This kit has sat unloved in my loft for over 10 years (mainly because of its really poor Heller French AF decals), but I was inspired by the recent Combat Decals release to bring it down and make a start. The RAF-specific parts are those supplied as part of the Heller kit (along with the CFM-56 engines in my release) and the only c
    47 points
  15. Hi folks! Latest one off the bench for me, Tamiya's venerable P-47D Razorback. Unsurprisingly, this was a pleasure to build and I'm quite happy with the results. No73 OTU, RAF Fayid, Egypt, Autumn 1944 Fully riveted True Details cockpit Ultracast seat Yahu instrument panel Ultracast wheels Ultracast prop Miracle Paint Masks Freightdog decals for the nose art Various scratch details All AK Real Colors paints Anyway, on to the pics!
    45 points
  16. RA-5C Vigilante RVAH11, Carrier Air Wing 9 USS Constellation, South China Sea, 1972 This is basically the old Airfix 1/72 kit with modifications to the air intakes to depict a late version Vigilante. Leading edge root extensions have also been added. One of the interesting aerodynamic innovations on the Vigilante were on the spoilers used for roll control. These included rear hinged as well as forward hinged elements to enable airflow through the wing. I was tempted to model these in the open position as they are often seen in photos when static but it all got too awkward
    45 points
  17. Hi Gents. This is the old Classic Airframe CR32 in the markings of Capitano Guiseppe Majone leader of the 24a Squadriglia, XVI Gruppo caccia del'Aviazione Legionaria at Caspe in December 38. The model was done some times ago, not an easy bird to do but still, now under Special Hobby, the only game in town. best regards. 7B48E684-B5F2-4877-8145-9CBD4EFE95B2_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr D8C87F02-8AC3-4D1F-BCAA-58E47E3A163C_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 35765FDD-46D1-4320-AE70-4538BFBD7750_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur Flickr 789A3AB2-D062-4ACF-9A53-BE945DB8BD71 by jean
    41 points
  18. This is a build for a friend, This is Hobby Boss's outstanding kit, straight out of the box. The Black Aces has to be one of the best Tomcat schemes. Paints used are MRP.
    39 points
  19. This Swift was built oob for the yt/fb #recongroupbuild. A nicely detailed and well engineered kit and a joy to build, the only thing I added was an ejection seat handle. Full build vid here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGANH_jCmpQ Enjoy!
    38 points
  20. Loved this idea. Large scale details kit of just the nose section of the 1/32 Lancaster. Lots of detail on display with no worries about where to store a full size model. Hope they do it with thier B-17 kit too. I brought eduard seatbelts and interior detail set. I also added a lot of detail to the nose section with lead wire and bits from the spares box etc. The most crazy thing I did was creating the cage around the bomb computer in the nose. I Made a little stand for the nose turret to be displayed separately as it is a mini kit in itself. The nose turret on t
    37 points
  21. #6/2021 After the Beriev and the Rufe, here´s my dad´s next finished seaplane. The good old Monogram kit. First released in 1966, this is the "Hi-Tech" version from 1993 which includes PE parts. Built mostly oob, the thin main float to fuselage struts were done with plastic rods, so were the whip antennas, additional side float struts done with plastic stripes. EZ Line used for the antenna wires. Painted with Gunze H54 Navy Blue and Tamiya XF-18 Medium Blue, both ligtened up with white and some Tamiya White for the underside. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/
    37 points
  22. This is the 48th scale Kitty Hawk Huey, built as one of the SAR aircraft operated by the Brazilian Air Force in the 60's and 70's. The decals, except for the national insignias, were made in Corel Draw and printed using inkjet and laser printers. Masks for the transparencies were also made in Corel Draw and cut on a kabuki sheet using my trusty Silhouette Portrait. Model was painted with Alclad enamels. Cheers, Ivan
    36 points
  23. This is Eduard ' superb 1:48 F18 Super Hornet 'SuperBug' special edition. It's straight out of the box, with MRP paints. This particular scheme saw heavy use during 2017 on USS George Bush
    35 points
  24. Today I want to present you genuine carrier-based aircraft - Grumman Wildcat. (Un)fortunately as usually it's a "cat" without uniform Based on few photos from the Internet (easy to find - use registration number) I added some details & decals to Arma Hobby 70033 kit and tanks copied from T-33A kit. As a result agricultural plane appeared (the original was used by Butler Aviation, Redmond, Oregon in 1957-1960). I hope that you'll like the efect
    35 points
  25. A while back I did a 1/48 F-86A, using the slatted wings from Revell's F-86D kit and combining those with the fuselage and other bits from the Eduard F-86F. A lot of hacking and bashing later I had an F-86A. But I also was left over with an F-86D fuselage and a 6-3 wing, which is an annoying combination and also a bit wasteful. So the whole lot went into a box, soon to be forgotten. That is until this year, when out it all came, and after a bit of head-scratching, this is the outcome, photographed in this morning's mild frost. I'd wanted to do an 'in flight' F-86D for some time, so that's anot
    34 points
  26. Finished my first March build ! This very quick refurb of an older kit literally occurred to me on Sunday night, with most work done yesterday. It's a Matchbox Wessex, originally built by me in early 1988 when this kit first appeared. It's had a general spruce-up and repair, repaint of some inaccurate areas (like the blades, pilot, exhausts), wire aerials added and a new set of decals for an aircraft from HMS HERMES in 1974, evacuating British Nationals from the war-torn beaches of Kyrenia in Northern Cyprus. A fast but well worthwhile restoration of this old kit!
    33 points
  27. G'Day all, tanks are rarely seen subjects on my bench, it's my second at all and the first in 5 years. I normally build planes but now and then i want to do something different. Starting point here was a picture depicting a deserted Mk.V in the last war days in Berlin of '45. I researched a bit and found out that there was a Mk.V which had been captured by the Germans in the Battle of Smolensk in 1941 which had been brought to Berlin and displayed since in Berlins ''Lustgarten'' a famous Square in Berlin, sitting there for 4 years caused a complete discolored & rusted state.
    33 points
  28. I discovered what I thought an unusual fact when reading up on the Hudson. Copied from Wiki; 'Due to the United States' neutrality at that time, early series aircraft were flown to the Canada–US border, landed, then towed across the border into Canada and flown to RCAF airfields where they were dismantled and prepared for deck cargo to be shipped to Liverpool. The Boulton Paul turret was fitted in the Uk' Perhaps others know this but I didn't. On to the kit. This is an 80's boxing of the original 70's kit. Not the easiest of kits I've come across and i
    32 points
  29. Hello friends Some of you may have been following my build report. Now it's time to hire it here at the RFI. It was different and was a lot of fun. So I am satisfied. I am open to constructive criticism.
    31 points
  30. One of my older builds. Built as a review kit for SAMI. Its now up for sale but before it goes I had to take some pics and share it with you. Special Hobby kit, 1/72nd OOB.
    31 points
  31. Hello! This is my new model! I think it's one of the best sets what i ever build!In the assembly, the set is very pleasant. As additional I used PE from Eduard, exhausts from Quickboost and MG.131 and pilot tube from master. Зainting Mr Color/ Weathering - pigments and oil paint.
    31 points
  32. Hiya Folks, Another one from Andy`s Australian & New Zealand GB,...... this one is a 1/72nd Academy Corsair built as a FG-1D operated by 14 Sqn, RNZAF as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces in Japan during the late 1940`s, the Kiwi contingent of which was often referred to as` J Force'. This particular aircraft, NZ5617 was maintained by Len Mossong who named it `Verna' after his fiancee and later wife,..... seen here. And before leaving New Zealand FOR Japan aboard HMS Glory in March 1946,... note the painted over wartime ro
    31 points
  33. The build for this can be found here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235085105-wh660-in-148-scale-red-dean-canberra-that-nearly-was/ WH660 was a Canberra B2. slated for fitment of the AI.18 radar (Intended for Thin-wing Javelin and used in the Sea Vixen) to be used in trials of the Vickers Red Dean active radar-guided air-to-air missile. The Red Dean was rather ahead of its time and was cancelled before the conversion oh WH660 was complete. However, WH660 did receive its long nose and used extensively by the RRE at Pershore for a variety of avoin
    31 points
  34. Hi folk's a very brutal weekend was spent culling most of my old 1/72 build's sad to see so many binned but they really are just collecting dust now,One I really couldn't part with was a build from about five years ago of Airfix's little Tomahawk might have overdone the weathering a bit
    30 points
  35. I present my first model completely made this year. Airfix Defiant straight OOB, I only exchanged the barrels for metal from the Polish company Master and the codes and serial number from the decal also from Polish manufacturer Model Maker. Both products are of very good quality, although the "roundel blue" from the decal seems too dark, I used the RAF signs from the Airfix kit. Unfortunately, I don't have a plastic sense, so my attempts to differentiate the black body of the plane are hardly visible, and certainly not very attractive. Markings shows a plane from 307th Night Fighter Squ
    30 points
  36. Hi all, this is the Revell reboxing of the old Monogram 1/48 AH-1F done in the Sand Shark scheme used by the US Army during ODS. This kit is just build out of the box with the exception of the addition of Master 20mm cannon as the kits cannon's was missed moulded. The mould is showing its age being a kit first released in the mid 80's if my memory served me right. I got hanged up building the canopy as the fit is terrible (as others commented on their build of this kit). Flashes here and there but I managed to put it all together. I was trying to maintain the raised panel lines and details to
    30 points
  37. Kit - Hobbyboss Paint - AK & SMS lacquers Decals - kit Extras - Aires resin ejection seat, drop tanks & missiles from spares AMD Mirage IIICJ 119 Squadron IDF/AF Tel Nof Airbase Summer 1969 One of my all-time favourite aircraft from the the original Airfix 'Dogfight Double' box-art to my tiny die-cast toy when I was very young and on to 'The Aeronauts' TV series then finally seeing them 'in person' throughout the 1980's & 90's... I absolu
    29 points
  38. Recently finished,not top standard,but hope you like it...: Marcus
    28 points
  39. Hello to all of you guys and girls of this forum.I present you my 1:48 t-6 Texan II of the USAF.It is a quite nice kit to work on.Fits almost without any major problems.If you are interested in the build process follow the youtube link bellow. regards,Dragan
    28 points
  40. Couple of shots of the latest build (still a bit wet) the Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury done as the Deutsche Luftfahrt Beratungsdeinst’s’s (DLB) sole single seat target facilities FB Mk 50 D-CACY. The aircraft was formally in service with the Dutch Navy before being sold and pressed into the target facilities role by the DLB. Fairly straight forward build which included removal of the wing armament and tail hook. Extras used include Eduard’s Cockpit Set, Barracuda’s Gearbay, a new pitot from Master and decals from Fundekal. Folded wings take up less room in the cabinet! Hope it’s of interest.
    27 points
  41. Hi guys long time since posting, I started this dio before I went into hospital five months ago for open heart surgery have recovered now glad to say .The bunker was made from plaster over a foam former ,the wading gear on both tanks were scratch built ,figs were from Dan Taylor and milcast , hope you like. I have also competed my latest 1 72 railgun the British 14 inch mark 3 ,BOCH BUSTER and am starting the daunting task of painting the three colour dazzle pattern.
    26 points
  42. Here are the finished photos of my most recent build, Tamiya's venerable He-219. Following the clear coat to protect the paintwork, an oil panel line wash of dark drown on the upper surfaces, and light brown on the underside was added. The excess was wiped off and the model was sealed with a semi-gloss coat prior to attaching the gear, props, fiddly parts. Chipping was added using grey paint and prismacolour pencil, and exhaust staining, fuel leaks etc were added using various Mig and Vallejo products. Finally the FuG radio masts and antennae rigging were attached and navigation lights added u
    26 points
  43. Dear fellow modellers, greetings from Italy. Here you are, just finished, my Special Hobby Re 2005 Sagittario. The kit is a bit tricky like all Special Hobby ones but a lot better compared to others from the same brand. This airplane has a beatufil design, one of my favourites, and it'a pity that there is only one camouflage applicable and very few decals options... unfortunately to few of them entered in service and for a very short time. The model is basically OOB. I've just added Eduard seatbelts, scrhatched some internal details and cut the control surfaces on
    26 points
  44. Eduard MIG-21 MF Interceptor (Profipak) - 70141 LP Models Ladder and Chocks - LP72010 Miniworld pitots - MINA7267A Techmod decals - 72070 A far cry from the old Matchbox kit that I built many, many years ago ! Thanks for looking. mike
    25 points
  45. Hi folk's,an old build that escaped a recent cull was my first ever attempt at an Eduard kit,built about eight years ago before my first foray's into airbrushing I found a colour photo of a trials aircraft hence it's scheme,she was a bit worse for wear but a wash down and repair has done wonder's.
    25 points
  46. After several years of scratchbuilding, finally finished! Pretty much everything after the cab is scratchbuilt, plus the entire chassis was rebuilt and the wheel base extended. The build thread is here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235089216-hazzard-tow-truck/
    25 points
  47. I finished the ship La Sirene, the kit is from Heller. It was a six-month job, I used accessories from "Radekship" , I also used acrylic Tamiya paints, UMTON oil paints and a wiper method. I made sails and sewed them at home
    25 points
  48. Hi guys, at long last my 1/144 resin Imperial Shuttle has a home in this converted freezer tray. This is my first attempt at a forced perspective diorama. In the opening scene from the Return of the Jedi, Vader's shuttle is seen leaving the Star Destroyer and flying to the hanger bay on the 2nd Death Star, although the Star Destroyer was not seen from the Death Star's hanger bay in the movie; I thought it would be a cool feature to add into my diorama. Keeping to the true spirit of Industrial Light and Magic's [ILM] model construction techniques, I kit bashed all of the details from old k
    24 points
  49. Definitely outside my comfort zone, but I'm very pleased with how it's turned out. The kit is exquisitely cast and detailed, and remarkably designed and engineered, considering it was all done on paper in the early 70s... Probably time for something a little simpler now! best, M.
    24 points
  50. Hi Everyone This is the Revell 1/48 Arado 234 C-3 about to take the Tamiya 1/48 V-1 on an imaginary trip. I've included a scale friend for some indication of its size. The Opel Blitz can be seen in the completed AFV section of this website. Regards Trace
    23 points
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