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  1. 55 points
    If you like the Spitfire and have not read Jeffrey Quill's book "Spitfire", do so. This is my Spitfire Griffon Prototype in the form it was when "raced" against the FW190 and Hawker Typhoon July 22, 1942 at Farnborough. It's not in Quills book, but I read somewhere that Supermarine had put a pair of A-wings on DP845 for the occasion, so this is how I made it. Its the 1/72 Tamiya Spitfire I with a XII nose grafted on. I rather like the look of it with the pointed spinner. Hasegawa IX canopy, Xtracolour enamels, decals from the spares box and DP845 done on inkjet printer paper. /Finn Bonus: Here's the FW190. Tamiya 1/72 FW190A3.
  2. 32 points
    #28/2019 And another one finshed. Hasegawa kit with Authentic Decals, AK Real Color AMT-7 and AMT-11, EZ Line for antenna wires and brake lines, Eduard seatbelts Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235061405-lend-lease148-curtiss-p-40k-warhawk-soviet-airforcevvs/ The model shows an aircraft of the 760th fighter regiment, 261st composite division in Karelia winter 1943-44. DSC_0002 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0019 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0020 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr
  3. 23 points
    Build report can be found here: Comments are welcomed as always Ran
  4. 22 points
    Hi guys and gals, Can you believe this is my first Messerschmitt 109? I've been modelling for years and never got round to making one of these seminal aircraft! Well, I've now broken my duck so here's the very nice Revell G-6 Late kit in a dramatic nightfighter scheme (Red 2, 1. NJG) from an AIMS decal sheet. There are seven more versions on the sheet so it was great value. The aircraft was painted in Colourcoats enamels (still the best model paint I've ever used, and shall continue to do so!) I used RLM 74/75/76 and RLM 02 with an overspray of Night Black. I thought this was a really cool looking scheme and makes the clean lines of the aircraft look even more menacing! I don't know much about these aircraft or modelling them, so there are probably a few howlers - I just enjoyed it for the easy-to-build kit and cool paintjob! All the best, Alan
  5. 21 points
    Here's another model I finished today, one of my many Spitfires. Looks like this one fell into the wrong hands, that or the paintshop guys are the world's worst (or perhaps best) spies
  6. 20 points
    Hi there. The build is over and can be followed here: Comments are wellcomed Ran
  7. 18 points
    Interesting. I’ll confess to not having thought of sellotape. Not a material I’ve used for modelling. Am a bit sceptical tho’ Not sure if sellotape can stretch around compound curves; also, I did think about cutting/trimming the radiused ends of the flanges in-situ - but decided it was easier/neater to sand such a small radius before fixing it in place. In the end I was comforted by the fact that good old plastic card is so controllable. Welds nicely to the the surfaced with solvent, can be scraped, sanded and trimmed etc etc. Anyways (1) - Wot’s a bit of palaver? The hobby’s full of palaver (mind you - that could just be me....) Anyways (2) - chance to use my favourite scraping gizmo: Anyways (3) - I ain’t taking them orf to see if sellotape’s better!! First stage clean up/refinement. Should look sufficiently neat.
  8. 18 points
    Thanks Giorgio The fixable has been fixed! Thanks Keith, great tips Both! I'm not dropping anything to test it! I know I can do this Though sometimes wonder why I know I can bloomin' do this At least it's not a Fly Your wish is my command! Thanks Tony Thanks Will, great tips too I think my main problem is with the fast-drying Stynylrez - I need to speed up in the future! Thanks Crisp I had been using a cheapo job too but it's one of those with the tiny, tiny nozzle that has to be removed with a spanner. Nightmare to deep clean. I'll hold on to it though; might come in. So, two days and nothing done! Both days were family events - enjoyable but involving some imbibement that precludes (safe) modelling afterwards. Today though I had some mojo, perhaps inspired by this: Shadow of my 'Crikey' on the wall. I don't know why I've not noticed it before. Coming over all Baronial Finally the final coat of primer has been applied: including a blast on the prop blades prior to yellowing the tips. They are yellow aren't they? Better check…
  9. 15 points
    Hiya Folks,.... another update,....... I`ve expended copious amounts of elbow grease while sanding the fuselage!!! The wings are now fitted too but need the seams along the roots filling and sanding yet. The resin engine nacelles have been dry fitted and slot superbly into place,...... the inboard left engine nacelle section of the wing has been sanded back to make the engines level,... while the right hand nacelle has been left untouched for now just to show how the engine incorrectly sits forward; Cheers for now, Tony
  10. 15 points
    Well, they're coming back today for a second showing, so hopefully... Also, who sent me a RAF side cap? It arrived at my office today. Was it one of you? Fess up!
  11. 13 points
  12. 13 points
    Hiya Folks,...... another update,...... Fuselage sanded and filler applied to the seams,.... the cockpit windows are in place (having been masked and painted with the interior pale green colour) and so are the tailgate cargo doors,.... which I should really have attached when after the tail was cut off and before the resin plug was inserted,..... as I had to shave them down a touch. The horizontal tailplane is in place too and the wheels have been partially painted and sanded down; And the wings have been dry fitted here again,...... I`ll attach these after the fuselage seams have been sanded as it makes things easier; Cheers Tony.
  13. 12 points
    I recently completed this one in a group build on an alternate modeling forum, It's my first build from ZTS Plastyk of Poland (although I had a copy of their Draken a while back) This one is a little like Frog or Airfix kits of the sixties in their level of detail and parts breakdown, no landing gear bay or cockpit detail, nor intake or jetpipe detail either so not one for the purest rivet counting AMS sufferer, assuming the drawings in 'Warpaint Publications No.17 Gloster Javelin' are relatively accurate the kit isn't ! The nose is too short the rear fuselage is to narrow and the wings and tail aren't fantastic either! That said! (ahem) I really enjoyed putting the thing together, not one for an assembler, this one needs work, model putty/filler is essential as most of the mating surfaces don't have a square flush edge but a tiny radius so a gap is inevitable! I used brass tube for intakes and jetpipes I took the main wheels from a Heller T3 as the kit wheels weren't good at all! Rattle can white carefully masked and brush painted Humbrol HU174 Signal Red in a million coats!!The 'Three' Pitots' are aftermarket and decals from the spares box as most of the kit decals were unusable!! On a positive note the nose landing gear and mainwheel struts and burner cans are a great improvement over the spindly offerings from Airfix/Heller So, one Gloster Javelin FAW9 XH897 of A&AEE 1967, employed in various calibration duties, hence the 'three pitot' and super high visibility paint job! It looks like a Javelin to me, so qualifies on my build list so much so I've acquired another to build A&AEE's orange and yellow FAW7??!! . . . Kes (who has a 'thing' for calibration aircraft right now?)
  14. 12 points
    Evening all, Many thanks gentlemen for the very kind and encouraging comments: I really appreciate them all. I have done some more construction work and painted the bulk of the model and it is beginning to look like what you see in the photos. I completed the horizontal tail unit by cutting and inserting between the rear fuselages a piece of 30 thou card with Evergreen strip (10 x 20 thou) ribs. I also added the small units on the outer sides of the fuselage plus the tail bracing, and then the two rods which were set between the forward parts of the fuselages: I assume that these were for the engine controls on the starboard side (the pilot sat on the port side). Painting followed - mainly acrylics for the upper and lower surfaces but Humbrol enamel white for the floats because I have some left from the past and I find that it gives a better coverage than the acrylic paint. The struts were Revell SM 382 which is another enamel - I just like the soft brown to represent the pine of the struts. The cockades were home printed and the serial came form an old set of RNAS/RFC numerals from Pegasus. The rudder stripes were painted: The white dots on the upper surfaces are holes for the struts. To put the top wing in place I used a procedure which I have found from experience is most suitable for multi-bay biplanes. I put some of the cabane struts into the lower wing - in this case the pair on the inner side of each fuselage, and the outer pairs of main wing struts. I used ordinary styrene cement and placed the inner struts against the fuselage sides first, then quickly added the two outer pairs and lowered the top wing. I had put drops of cement into the respective holes in the top wing. I was lucky because three of the fuselage struts fitted exactly and the fourth only need a minor adjustment. The outer struts were a little more fiddly but still went into place quickly. The whole assembly was jigged with paint pots to keep it square while it dried out overnight. The result was what I desired: This structure was quite robust when dry and allowed me to put in the remaining struts, one at a time, without problems. After these had been put into place I again left the assembly for a couple of hours to set properly before I added the kingposts on the outer parts of the top wing: The model is now ready to add the floats and that will be the next stage. Thanks for looking. P
  15. 11 points
  16. 11 points
    C. Generous to a fault Rob. Dear Lord. I'll have to get the Navy in if this dribbling continues Giorgio! (I'm assuming that this clip isn't factually accurate regarding naval routine?) Gracious of you Tomo. Not sure about consuming the bally stuff but the Elegoo resin itself is surprisingly odour free - which I gather is not always the case with some of the 3D printers. Free associate or die! You are most dearly welcome Bill and a pleasure to share with such knowledgable companions. Humble thanks friends. Will do Mr. B. The bench will seem most bare without that slender frame in attendance. Such a pleasing aircraft for not adequately explainable reasons! Most kind Terry and yes, it'll be a binary build next time so hours of fun watching me get the parts from two kits confused! Two Sea Vixens Benedikt! That is frankly awesome. 'Game of Felines'! * Crisp receives lawyer's bill for over-provision of credit, charged at hourly rate and including fee for drafting forum response.... Frightfully decent of you to say so Roger. It's heartening to have given some longevity to this charming period kit and keep it in circulation for a bit longer. I wonder how many unmade copies of it still remain? Tiny step completed tonight getting the modification done to the front 'bell' of the port Cheetah: Spun in a deWalt hand drill and shaped with a Stanley blade held 'twixt finger and thumb. Despite the seductions of freedee printing it will never imho replace the sheer animal satisfaction of turning something to shape by hand in this manner. Fixed into place now in order to provide the required extension: Final shaping and blending to proceed in the next session and then lash some paint on. Shifting spectral lights in the hall here in the mornings at the moment, pale winter sun through the leaves. Creating a fluctuating camera obscura on the wall by the kitchen door, changing moment-by-moment as the earth rotates: Every house a Stonehenge to the sun. Tony
  17. 11 points
    Built oob with the addition of the Eduard ejector seat,no weathering as the JASDF kept them pretty clean back then, well thats my excuse anyway. Hasegawa'a later 1/48 kits are a joy to build you just need to be careful with the intakes. I glued them to the fuselage sides first before joining the sides together opposite to what they show on the instructions Bit of a swine to photo this one, couldn't get the light right somehow
  18. 10 points
    Little activity due to the bandaids. The control wheel in the kit can't be seen in any of the photos I have, so replacement parts are made. The kit's attempt at an instrument panel is substituted by a piece of styrene, later to be detailed. Rudder pedals, absent in the kit are also made: I am dabbling at making a simplified resemblance of the Franklin engine, to see if it can be included:
  19. 9 points
    Hi all, build out of the box the new SEM by Kinetic in 1:48. So far, the best Kinetic Kit I ever had in may hands. Hope you like it!
  20. 9 points
  21. 9 points
    Hi all Pipes on the heads of the cylinders. Regular formatting of the 18 pipes with an improvised folding machine. Set up the wire. Push the counter-piece And here are 18 regular pipes Setting up the cylinders. The admission pipes are too short. I want to leave the engine hoods open and the pipes are too short which bothers me. I've extended the intake pipes. For the masking of pipes, I use Teflon, used in sanitary to waterproof the fittings. There you go. I foresee the same problem with the exhaust pipes. See you soon, Sweety (Google Translate)
  22. 9 points
    I’m back with more progress! today was all about a tiny bit more detail painting and scuffing in the CP and bomb bay, nothing major and adding the bombs god that’s an odd angle and as you can see from the neatly squashed pellet above, I’ve been hiding some nose weight! I went with the plan above from @stever219 and hid some in the little tunnel. Should be enough and a lot neater than my last b-25 that ended up with chopped up penny’s every where as that’s all I had! then the bombs... now dear reader, this is were the kit is let down, the way they look how they are attached is rudimentary and lacking the fine detail of the rest of the kit, more like the b-26 airfix kit (which I still love, and have in the stash) and in place so after letting all that dry... for a few seconds it was time to close up! As appears to be the case with all the new airfix kits I’ve encountered the seams appear to be pretty heavy and will need some work once it’s had a long drying time. as it was drying I put the wings on, they fitted like a glove! both sides, now! And the undersides on, absolutely no fit issues, just a little bit of sanding once dry. I should have probably taken a few more pictures of the bits I added before closing her up but, I didn’t, so sorry. I really like that with this kit I can basically build and paint the entire model without having to put any of the glazing on at all, it’s clever, however I am worried about the side panel glazing as it will probably need filler. anyway here’s where we are at next will be getting rid of that seam, there will be a fair amount to do with that and I hope I won’t be too heavy handed and annihilate all the lovely details! i shall see you all next week, cheers for popping by! Rob
  23. 9 points
    F-15As from the 9TFS at Red Flag 83-2, Nellis AFB, January 1983. 77-0062 77-0069 77-0077 77-0102 Thanks for looking, Sven
  24. 9 points
    As per Adrian’s advice I applied a wash and gave it a coat of Alclad matt varnish. It perhaps looks a tad grubbier than I would prefer, but given the moulding quality and the fact that much of it will be hidden, yet glimpsed I’m okay with it. It certainly gives it more definition. The forward bulkhead received the same treatment. Here is a better view of the cockpit floor after having a dry wash and some black gloss and blobs of klear in the compass. gave the IPs a dry brush then picked out a few details. I glued small pieces of clear acetate to the backs of the IPs and applied a coat of black. The macro close-up is pretty unforgiving and they look a bit grubby. Okay they’re not Eduard jobs but they do look better than the close-up suggests – but I would say that wouldn’t I Anyroad better than the original kit offerings. Finally I can start assembling the pit and get the fuselage joined up. More next time.
  25. 9 points
    RF-4Cs of the 16th Tac Recce Squadron, 363rd Tac Fighter Wing out of Shaw AFB, at Nellis AFB for Red Flag 83-2, January 1983. 66-0470 66-0473 66-0476, still wearing the old "JO" tail code 66-0465 EDIT: Had some additional input on these jets. The 363rd was in transition for a couple of years before this event, slowly transitioning from a recce wing to a fighter wing: - The wing was redesignated as a Tac Fighter Wing in 1981 - The 62TRS was transferred to the 67TRW at Bergstrom AFB in 1982. The 33TRS was inactivated in 1982 and her RF-4Cs were either consolidated in the 16TRS or sent to the 67TRW at Bergstrom AFB. - The 16TRS gave up their red and black/white checks tail band for the red tail band previously used by the 62nd in late 1982. F-16 squadrons began being assigned to the 363rd, the RF-4Cs were retired in 1989, and the 363rd assumed the identity of the 20th Fighter Wing 1993. Thanks for looking, Sven
  26. 8 points
    Love that! Looks like his wingman emerging from the cloudbank behind him - brill !!
  27. 8 points
  28. 7 points
    ALM_4630 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_4631 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_4633 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_4634 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_4635 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_4637 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_4639 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr
  29. 7 points
    Recently completed is my interpretation of an RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch of 1944 using the Airfix kit. Built mainly from the box with a few changes. MG mounts replaced with scratch items. Kit Mg's replaced with Coastal Craft offerings. Retained the kit Oerlikon mount but the Oerlikon itself was replaced with a Coastal Craft item. Aerials and rigging made from Uschi line. Hull painted with Halford's black. Deck upwards was Colourcoats enamels. Kit decals. Most of the model was weathered with a wash and then 'knocked-back' to make it more subtle. Sea base is insulation board, painted a dark blue/ grey from Halford's. Coated with layer of Liquitex Acrylic Pouring Medium and stippled with Valejo Acrylic Gel. The launch wash is made from 'teddy bear' filling. Work in Progress here: See it in the flesh at SMW at the weekend. Stuart
  30. 7 points
    Hello everyone, For version 1A. The magnetos of the Eduard Kit will be replaced by the Bendix magnetos of the Tamiya Kit. As well as the distribution ring. Creation of notches to adapt the Bendix distribution ring of the Tamiya Kit Painting of the engine block slightly weathered for the moment See you soon, Sweety (Google Translate)
  31. 7 points
    I've been able to get by with airbrushing them in 1/48. Decals would probably be a good idea for 1/72 though.
  32. 7 points
    I decided to push the boat out and made a somewhat extravagant purchase for this model, picking up some 3D printed parts for the bridge structure, along with the associated bits and a couple of torpedo tubes. Airfix should be commended for their efforts in representing all of these details back in the day, but the 3D printed parts are a great improvement, as can be seen in the following photos. After a clean up I gave the parts a coat of primer and brushed on the top colour, then added the completed assembly to the deck structure. Airfix kit parts. by John L, on Flickr 3D printed replacements by John L, on Flickr I have also had a look at a solution for fixing the 6in brass barrels to the turrets and think that I have a come up with a workable idea. I removed the small web from behind the forward centre portion. I then filled the gap with a piece of plastic and drilled this out to accept the barrels, here is the result of my first attempt. by John L, on Flickr
  33. 7 points
    Edward, This has to be one of the most humorous post I have seen..you and your boys, have topped yourselves....I even had to show the wife this one...thank you for sharing this one... and the quote "COME SEE WHAT YOUR CHILDREN HAVE DONE!"...absolutely one of the most spine chilling quotes one is to ever hear fro their spouse. Take care! Don
  34. 7 points
    Phew I'm glad that's over The bad jokes, I mean, not the poll Also: Cheers, Stew
  35. 7 points
  36. 6 points
    This is my Heller E-3A Sentry AKA AWACS. I started this back in the beginning of March, but after getting part way through I realized that I had not ordered accurate TF-33 engines, so I put it aside and ordered a set of David Parkin's Flightpath engines and worked on the Italeri F-21A kit while I waited for them to arrive. While I was waiting I also ordered the Contrail's antenna upgrade kit. After the upgrades arrived and I finished the F-21A, I returned to this the beginning of this month and finally finished it. This is the first Heller kit I have worked on in a while and I would based on this I would rank then somewhere between Mach 2 and Italeri as far as fit and finish goes. The fuselage went together well, but there were major fit issues with the wings. It it wasn't that they were the only game in town I would not recommend the Contrail antenna upgrade which includes chin, cheek and tail antennas. The parts were very crude and the were not shaped to fit against the fuselage well and took a lot of work and filling to get them to blend in. I also think their shape is suspect. On the other hand the Flightpath engines were very good to excellent. My only complaint is that the rear of the forward fan part of the engines are molded solid while they should be open, something the Heller engines got right. I tried to simulate the openness by painting the area black. The shear size of this made construction difficult and I can't count the number of times I broke off the wing tip antennas, including while giving it a final finishing coat, but it is finished and on to the pictures. Next up is the Italeri AC-119 Stinger. Enjoy
  37. 6 points
    Hello! This is my new kit. In this time it was a testing some new technologies for me. Plastic set of excellent quality. But anyway I used aftermarket sets. Resin engine, fuel tank, gunsight and exhaust from Quikboost. Machine gun barrel from Master. Resin wheels from Reskit. New to me was the use of decal rivets HGW. Paints HATAKA. Weathering oil dots and washes, salt dots and pigments. Decal is Berna decal.
  38. 6 points
    Awwww I too have a bit of a distraction from modelling, although she won't quite come and sit on me when I'm trying to build something
  39. 6 points
    Hi All, This is one of the longest residents of the shelf of shame, I think it's been there for about six years. I didn't like the paint finish so it got shelved. I've sanded off the old paint job and done a little filling around the canopy, a little more work and it'll be ready for priming. Dave.
  40. 6 points
    Painting is still some way off, so I shall leave further discussion on that for now. I shall be digging around for information, in case something turns up beyond my current resources. I will say I will mostly be cobbling together markings, so one profile I have that has some lovely badges adorning various parts of the cowlings and nose may not get a showing! The lurgy has struck HK Towers, although I am not completely under its thrall quite yet. The good news as far as the car is concerned is it now has some new "all-weather" tyres on the front, and the alignment has been sorted out. Apparently, the odd wear on the offside tyre had been caused by that wheel being several degrees off where it ought to be. Oh, and the ABS is still functioning, as I discovered after braking a bit sharpish on some wet leaves. Just that pesky brake sensor to fix, then. Onwards! With fairly satisfactory progress on the nacelle front - or rear, at least - I spent an hour or two pondering the fuselage. With the Extra Tech PE detail pack, it might be some while before the cockpit is detailed up, but that shouldn’t stop me working out other changes. The bomb bay doors on the Airfix moulding seemed wrong. Measured from the drawing, I marked out new lines to be scribed. The old lines will need to be filled. I haven’t found any images online that show any details of the camera bay installed on the 17P. I plan, therefore, to open the camera windows, and glaze them. I think I’ll just blank the windows with black material. Just a final note on the nacelles. It seems, on the Revell moulding, the nacelle sides are angled where the real thing was square to the wing surface. The angle leads to the nacelles being a bit wider in places than ideal, meaning the tapering rear end is fatter than it should be. Short of rebuilding the nacelles completely, I shall live with the error.
  41. 6 points
    I managed a little more work on this build last night by adding a floor. Once I have sorted out the seat positions, and a few other small details I should be able to get some paint on the internal bits and close up the fuselage, things should move along a bit quicker after that. by John L, on Flickr
  42. 5 points
    can anyone supply serials for these aircraft, i have list but it does not match what i can see.
  43. 5 points
    I was travelling from Spain with my family about 7 or 8 years ago, I saw a guy in the departure lounge with a plexi glass canopy by his feet, I just went up to him and said Hurricane? he said yes, I can't remember the conversation but he was restoring a Hurricane and had just picked it up to take back to the UK. Strange interesting but true! My daughter asked how I new, considering my aviation interest and all the air shows we had been to how could I miss it. Made my day.
  44. 5 points
    That's a decision you'll need to make for you. Every way has it's advantages and disandvantages... maybe try it out on a testsubject (empy bottle or the like...) Only thing missing is his radio control...
  45. 5 points
    A build from 9 years ago, a beautiful very limited production run kit cast by master modeler Matías Hagen from Argentina: The detail of the parts of this resin kit is outstanding and the instructions are very clear. The dedication on the making of the parts becomes evident when you see that the cushion, a separate part from the seat, has a teeny tiny arrow in the back pointing the right direction for its position, since the cushions also have some relief depicted. Although some components (fus sides, wheel pants) are keyed (they do have pins and correspondent tiny holes) I opted for sanding the fuselage mating surfaces carefully flat. The guiding pins are very useful though regarding the tail surfaces, wings and other pieces that need alignment. You get about 60 parts. No decals for this hot rod, since the original had no marks, which comes as a relief. Exquisite kit of a delightful plane, a true pleasure. Matias' blog: http://72topia.blogspot.com/ Matías painstakingly produces limited runs of unbelievably detailed kits in resin. He is working now on future releases, check it out.
  46. 5 points
    Just to throw my 2p into the ring..................... what on earth happened in episode 3? This deflated faster than the Hindenburg. Thankfully Dark Materials as others have said seems to have far more gumption and quality behind it. I still feel like i must have 'skipped' some scenes as flicking through the final episode, because there were some key scenes from the book and film incarnations that i never saw. No tripods opening up with dying martians, no dreams of underground civilizations etc. The ending was obvious to me from pretty much episode 1, but.... To sum up, ill use a quip i found when trying to find out the plot decisions in this latest WOTW incarnation -
  47. 5 points
    Welcome aboard chaps I've painted the black blades of the propeller. I will assemble them when the transfers and their painting instructions arrive. The fuselage was joined with the arrester hook sandwiched between the halves. At each stage I have sanded and scraped to try to remove seam and flash lines. Each of the tail wings had ejector pin marks that required filling using Vallejo Model 70400 Plastic Putty and I also filled the locating points for the nose doors and undercarriage. Then the wings were fixed to the fuselage. A smear of filler was pushed into the wing roots and the crew were painted.
  48. 5 points
    Someone (Asimov?) once said that if time travel was possible they would already be here. But then, how would we know? On a dumber level, amongst the ingredients etc, on the side of my can of supermarket shaving foam are the words, NOT FOR EMERGENCY USE. Now, is this the supermarket being cautious? or, did someone have a fire, think, hey foam! and they then complained when it didn't extinguish said fire? Oh, and apparently the apostrophe society has been wound up as it was proving to be an uphill battle trying to educate people.
  49. 5 points
    Just finished this Academy 1/48 F-4B in the In The Year I Was Born group build. It's built as 153045 of VF-161, in which Victor Kovaleski got the last US air to air kill of the Vietnam War in January 1973. Decals were from Furball Aero Design and were excellent. Build thread is here thanks for looking Julian
  50. 5 points
    Evening all, I've been a little quiet here lately and need to catch up with whats been going on BM. Over the last nearly 2 years, I've been putting together this little project and have spent the last couple of weeks finishing it up. So here it is finally. set in late 1938 early 1939, this is the County class cruiser HMAS Canberra, modified Leander class cruiser HMAS Sydney and the V/W destroyers HMAS Vampire and Vendetta in a fictional harbour setting. This is the link to the WIP here on BM http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234929463-ran-late-1930s-diorama/ and the display case I finally got for it Last but not least, a quick attempt at a background, I want to do more of these when I get a chance. Currently the diorama is away for the weekend for the the model expo here in Melbourne Australia, hence the rush to finish. I would have liked to have added more details, there is only a bare minimum of people on there and there are a few other bits, but I can come back to it one day. For now the expo given me a push to finish it, I don't expect to win anything but at least I can stop looking at it thing I really need to finish it. Thanks for looking and all the advice and help in the WIP to everyone, and I hope you like what I have finished up with. Cheers Callum
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