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  1. First off, sorry for being absent for a while...it´s been, you know....life :P Anyways I´ve put togehter a AJS37 Viggen from Tarangus and it´s not for me! No, it´s a comission build! My first but not my last :D To please a paying customer I set out to make a kit fit for a model show :D I added CMK wheels, CMK reverse thrust paddles, Pilot replica ejection seat, Master pitot tubes and Eduard Mavericks on pylons from Maestro and some Moose Republic decals Armed with all this after market I made this, painted with MRP.
    63 points
  2. Hello I have just finished this couple of Special Hobby Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF. First here is the NF Mk.11 in French colours when assigned to CITT 346 (Centre d'Instruction Tout Temps - All Weather Instruction Center) at Tours AFB in the 1960s. At the time this squadron was the advanced training unit for all weather fighting and was equipped with Meteor Mk.7 & Mk.11 in addition to some SNCASO Vaitour II. Camouflage is Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green, with a little light blue-grey on the radome and to mask a previous unit code.
    60 points
  3. Hiya Folks, Another one finished,..... the old Matchbox Lysander is still a nice kit although the interior is a little basic, so I added a few extras from the spares box here including an instrument panel, a decent pilots seat and control column, a fuel tank behind the pilot and behind that a small circular seat for the gunner plus a bit of side wall detail,.... and you probably cannot see any of it despite the large greenhouse canopy!! The front of the wheel spats was also drilled out and glazed using crystal clear to represent the landing lights and the windows on the re
    59 points
  4. Hiya Folks, I enjoyed my two postings to the Army Garrison in North Yorkshire at Catterick and at the time RAF Catterick was still an active RAF airfield, Depot of the RAF Regiment and was almost like a time capsule, looking much as it would have done back in 1940,...... unfortunately that has now changed since the Army got their mitts onto it, as anybody travelling along the adjacent A1 will know! I wanted to build the new Airfix 1/48th Blenheim Mk.If as a Catterick based aircraft from 1940, with the addition of fin flashes and the yellow outline to the fuselage
    58 points
  5. Hi everyone After 10 months I finally managed to finish a model (ok I still need to add the Skyflash missiles and tail hook) the model in question is the Revell / Hasagawa 1/48 Phantom FGR.2. Brilliant kit, absolutely loved it OOB it would build into a very pleasing replica of the real thing but with a little bit of AM it really shines. For this one I added the Quickboost Martin Baker Mk.7 ejector seats, Aires wheels and Airways cockpit upgrade set. She was finished with Tamiya paints and the kit decals. I enjoyed it so much that I have bought another and I'm going to through as mu
    51 points
  6. Had the light box out tonight so thought I would take some pics of my down route builds. This is a wonderful kit, an absolute joy to build and already eyeing up another one and some aftermarket to see how much more it can be lifted. I know, but I just cant resist those sheets of etch and chunks of resin! Build out of the box using humbrol enamels for a change from my usual tamiya/Mr color acyrilics. On her trip back from Cyprus the canopy looks like it has taken a hit as it is covered in microfractures plus pitot suffered a breakage, hence the kink! Shall knock a new one up out
    51 points
  7. Friends, Due to long over due 1 / 1 scale home improvement projects, I have been absent from posting new content since my previous project, the Sword F3H Demon in July. Spurred on by a Caracal decal sheet that I came across, I wanted to go with the venerable Hasegawa P2V-7 Neptune anti-submarine warfare aircraft. Here are the highlights I found of this kit and project.............. 1. Paints used ( all acrylics ) : A. Mission Models White B. Model Master Engine Gray ( number unknown ) C. Other colors - Mission Models Aluminum, Tamiya Titanium Si
    50 points
  8. Hello everybody, Here are a couple of pictures from my two Hasegawa F-15's that I completed earlier this month. Both are largely out of the box, with basically only resin seats added. Paints are Tamiya and Gunze acrylics. Decals for the F-15DJ (a 2001 JASDF aggressor) are a mix of DXM and spare Hasegawa sheets. For the F-15C (57th FIS Black Knights, based at Keflavik, Iceland ca. 1985) I used an Astra Decals sheet for the specific unit markings, combined with spare high viz stencils. Comments or remarks always welcome!! All the best, Patrick
    50 points
  9. Hi all here is my latest built Tigermoth No.2 from Airfix. Enjoyable modeling. Rigging was done with PRYM elastics. Cables for rudder and so on is the elastics from Uschi van der Rosten. Enough waffeling, please enjoy the pic’s. best regards Andy B
    50 points
  10. Recently completed Airfix 1/48 Folland Gnat in 1979 Red Arrows livery. Really enjoyable build witout any problem. Clever engineering, high level of details and exellent quality decals. Construction is straight from the box except Master brass pitot. Drop tanks and flaps attached with magnets.
    49 points
  11. Hello all. Finished this week is my Il-14. The kit is from Amodel in the usual short run style. The fit of parts was generally good (after clean up ) other than the wing bottom fuselage joint at the rear. This point took the most sanding and blending. Its pretty well from the box apart from my usual use of little lenses for landing/taxi lights and Kristal Klear for the cabin windows. I was looking for an unusual scheme to finish the model in and came across a photo of an Albanian machine from the 60’s parked at Rome airport that was used for VIP transport. I liked it for its simplici
    47 points
  12. Hi everyone, This is my latest model: Academy’s new 1/72 F-14A depicting “Wichita 103” in 1985 using DXM decals. This is an excellent kit and my favorite that I have built. The engineering is very good and the exterior shape perfect to my eyes. The DXM decals were also quite good, but missed a few things: the gear door placards used by VF-1 were missed and the anti-skid walkways looked a tad off in shape. I used the Furball-Aero VF-111 and their VF-41/VF-32 set for these details. The kit went together very quickly and was built in 2.5 months with most of tha
    47 points
  13. Painted with Hataka paints, red line, Eduard Prepainted PE for cockpit, reisn exhaust and Airdoc decals. 128644080_1903256059832467_8616492687927221832_o by Rodrigo Loyola, en Flickr 128769927_1903255993165807_643789982570129978_o by Rodrigo Loyola, en Flickr
    46 points
  14. The golden bird is ready to take to the skies. Instead of building this model following the kit's options, I felt inclined to present one unlikely to be seen: the plane of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst (famously portrayed on Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane"), in one of his various "executive" planes, even before the word "executive" would take the more extensive connotations acquired during the sixties and seventies and beyond (this plane flew in this guise from 1935 until its accident, in 1938). The aircraft promoted on its sides two of his newspapers, the Los Angeles Examiner an
    46 points
  15. This poor model started life in the Operation Overlord GB, way back in July 2019 This is the Eduard (Gavia) 1/48 Lysander. Eduard added resin and PE. The decals are from Blackbird Models' Operation Overlord set. As described in the build thread, some scratch building was needed to build this particular aircraft. Thanks for looking!
    45 points
  16. With all the 747-400 retirements at the moment I felt inspired to build my own tribute to the 'Queen of the Skies'. I had intended to build a BA example but as there are a couple in progress over in the WIP forum I decided to build another recently retired -400, Qantas. This is one of the few models I have built exclusively from beginning to end. I normally work on lots at the same time so the progress on this has been quite rapid for me! As the title says it is a conversion from the excellent Zvezda 747-8 to a -400. I think it's a fairly simple conversion and the best way to go if you wa
    45 points
  17. Hi all, Another roll-out from the Williams’ production line. This one could be described a conversion but truly it was not converted and remained the original type. It is more of an amalgamation. The work was in the incorporation of Eduard parts to raise the detail level of the final model. It is, therefore a KP/RV MiG-21UM “Sparka” (popular name) enhanced by parts from Eduard MiG-21MF and PFM kits. That is an awful waste of plastic and hard earned cash you’ll be crying out but this, for me, was an experiment to see what was possible, given the mainline manufacturer’s (I mean Eduar
    44 points
  18. Afternoon all, Hot off the bench, No.23 for the year and a return to the Fleet Air Arm with my second Corsair of the year, this time finished as a Mk II with the help once again of an Xtradecal sheet. I threw in some Eduard seat belts but otherwise it is built from the box. Finished as ever using Hataka Orange Line, with Tamiya and Alclad providing a base for the chipping. Still working on mastering that technique, which is made all the more difficult using Lacquer paints... Tamiya 1/72 Vought Corsair II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Vought Corsa
    44 points
  19. Hi everyone, Thought you wouldn`t mind me bothering you with some photo`s of my latest effort My attempt at Tamiya`s 1/48 Ki-61 Tony Not a lot to say, straight forward build OOB apart from decals, with brake pipes and aerial wires added Decals from Rising Decals set RD48027, which has some great schemes but the ones that caught my eye were for the short nosed version Doh! So chose this one as it`s in some markings I`d not seen before. Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking Cheers Russ
    44 points
  20. I'm calling this one done. A relatively short build for me! And mostly OOB. My usual deliberations on which scheme to go for, from the five RAF markings on offer with this kit. I liked them all, so another build may be on the cards. I picked up an old copy of Roald Dahl's Going Solo in a charity shop for 10p, and have only just finished it. Had I picked it up before I started the build I would have chosen the 80(F) Sqn markings shown on the box art, the squadron Dahl joined in Greece after recovering from crashing his Gladiator en-route to joining them when they were stationed in Egypt.
    44 points
  21. Academy 1/48 scale Kit F-4C, build as an "D" (the C box has all the plastic parts of the D version), Warbird and kit decals. OWL 08 "Night Owl" unit. Vietnam. Vallejo Model Air paints. Some aditional decals from stash (formation lights) and plastic parts (pod, lgbs from Hasegawa). Thanks for looking 128798850_1903508979807175_1523088514208548027_o by Rodrigo Loyola, en Flickr 127871250_1903509036473836_3602716095358155570_o by Rodrigo Loyola, en Flickr 127719087_1903509169807156_545038258400060146_o by Rodrigo Loyola, en Flickr 12765
    43 points
  22. My latest completion is the Hobby Boss 1/48 Me262B-1a. I wanted a relatively quick and straightforward build and this ticked all the boxes. The kit goes together very well however I decided to make things a little more complicated for myself by adding some extras by the way of Master Radar aerials, Aires resin wheels, Eduard Seatbelts from the spares box and some Xtradecal markings. I also got a paint mask made for the Red 12 (thanks to Paul Brown for that) as the kit decals were the wrong font and slightly out of register, I also had to scrape together the Wk Nr (which isn't in the right font
    42 points
  23. Good morning everyone... Id like to present my Matchbox 1/72 Vickers Wellesley. It represents an aircraft from 14 Squadron Port Sudan in Summer 1940. The only modification done to the kit is to pose the side windows open and mount a gun in the starboard position as similar to this photo. I understand there is some debate to the colors of these Wellesley’s but I think the contrast lends itself to being Dark earth/Light Stone or Sand. So in the end I opted to go with those colors.
    37 points
  24. Picked this one up cheap a while ago and then chucked 3 times the price at it in after market gear Why do I do this to myself!?! Was a pleasant build, nice surface detail and fit although a bit basic in interior detail. An Eduard big Ed set took care of that, plus some Master gun barrels. Painted using Ak Extreme metal, Tamiya and Mr Color paints. Sorted the problem of the tiny airfix bubble canopy by fitting Squadron vacform item, first time working with vacform and I must say the scale thinness is sooooo much better than standard kit provided items. Airfix's mistake with the dimens
    37 points
  25. Hi, everybody! This is my next model from the remaining 1/72 stock.
    37 points
  26. Hi guys, Here's my take on Sturmgeschutz Ausf D, one of three Stugs of Sonderverband 288 special purpose unit. Unit arrived in North Africa between November 1941 and May 1942. Three Stugs were part of No. 5 Company, that probably arrived to North Africa in December 1941 on Thessalia. The unit participated in Gazala battle, where one Stug was lost (captured after doing some scouting). Second Stug was lost during retreat after second battle of El Alamein after it ran out of fuel and third one was captured at Cape Bon in Tunis after being hit and abandoned. Two of these ve
    36 points
  27. Hello! Here is another my model! In assembly it was a very nice model. I would say perfect. As additional sets i used Aires ejection seats Eduard PE set Eduard GBU-31 bombs Reskit BRU32 with ADU-703 Reskit AIM-9M "Sidewinder" Reskit wheels set Reskit open exhaust nozzles Painted the model with Hataka paints. Weatherig- oil paints, pigmets ad washes.
    36 points
  28. 1/48 Hobbyboss McDonnell F3H-2M Demon VF-14 Tophatters. OOB apart from Pavla resin seat.
    34 points
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  30. Hello all, this is my little attempt at another 109. I've been trying to expand my techniques with this one and a few of the experiments have worked pretty well.....i think?! For the first i have really gone down the post-shading route and add to that more oil paint weathering, i had always been disappointed with my oil weathering but i found the flaw in my technique....its wasnt done on a matt finish, so problem solved me thinks. Painted with Gunze Mr Colours paints and MRP matt varnish to finish, so let me know what you think on the weathering, did i get it to work better?
    33 points
  31. Hello all! Over 'lockdown' I have been building lots of the older kits in my stash, so having completed my VC-10 recently, I thought it was about time to liberate one of the newer kits I had acquired, The Airfix Dornier Do17z. Having read reviews online and in magazines, I knew I was in for some fun! The interior was a thing to behold, Airfix had put a lot into it, and it needed some care to get it all aligned. I am glad to say that all went well, and the fuselage closed up fine. I had some issues getting the joint on the upper surface where the fuselage and wing met, and needed a
    33 points
  32. Hello everyone This is 1/32 Hasegawa P-40(M) Kittyhawk Mk.III with the markings of GA M FR864 from RAF 112 Sqn North Africa 1943. Cockpit enhanced by Eduard PE set. I have used Eduard’s Exhaust and Wheel sets. Paints are Gunze and Tamiya acrylics. Sharkmouth painted by using DN models customized masks. Happy modelling
    33 points
  33. Kit - 1:72 Revell (Hasegawa re-box). Paint - All acrylics, Tamiya & Lifecolour. Decals - Kit. Extras - None. Heinkel He 111H-6 5 / KG 4 'General Wever' Russian Northern Front Spring / Summer 1942 Revell's re-box of the (1:72) Hasegawa He111 finished in Tamiya & Lifecolour acrylics. Certainly not my best work, but as a cheap - very cheap, (14.00 euros at a toy-shop in Germany four years ago), a cheap paint
    32 points
  34. Hi All, Here is my take on Eduard's lovely Bell Airacobra. This was the Profipack edition, so everything was pretty much OOB, with the exception of some Red Roo decals to complete the aircraft as an RAAF version. Here is the (rather truncated) WIP if anyone is interested: I chose to complete as A53-6, belonging to 82 Sqn RAAF, based at RAAF Bankstown, Sydney in August 1943. Prior to this build I was not even aware that the RAAF had flown Airacobras, so it was all a journey of discovery. Only 22 Airacobras made it into RAAF service at a time when they were desper
    32 points
  35. Hello there to all of you.I have just finished the great 1:144 Zvezda tu-134.I really like this model.It fits and assembles almost perfectly.No major issues with it.I have painted it in tamiya and gunze colors.Finished it OOB.I have also made a full video build that I have posted on my youtube channel.If you want to see more of the build process please follow the link bellow
    32 points
  36. Latest off the bench is my first WWI fighter, the Roden 1/72 Sopwith F.1 Camel. This aircraft is my first biplane, as well as my first attempt at full rigging. I used 0.047 mm rubber thread for the rigging. The rigging is clearer in the photos than on the actual model - I think maybe next time I would try ~0.06 or 0.07 mm rigging for better visibility. I originally drilled small holes to sit the glue/thread, but these just became drops of CA glue on the surface after repeated attempts, particularly for the rigging between wings. The rigging took me two long (4+ hr)
    31 points
  37. Hi all, Just a couple of teaser pics of my Canadian racing Spitfire, the cover feature article for this month's Airfix Model World magazine: Cheers, Dean
    30 points
  38. Here is one of the two Ansaldo "Brescia" racers, number 3, made specifically to race in the famous events hosted by that Italian city. Number 4 had a more powerful engine and some minor mods. The base was a not bad Pegasus injection kit, with home-concocted decals. The building post can be visited here: The drastically clipped wing and modified strut arrangement gives it an unusual but -to me, lover of oddities- appealing geometry. The model was possible thanks to aviation historian Paolo Miana and his team, as information found in their book on their Ansaldo machines fill
    30 points
  39. F-117A NIGHTHAWK Trumpeter 1:32 There are quite a lot of F-117 models on the forum. However, in my opinion, there are few models that do not show a black plane. I tried to make the model so that it wouldn't be another model of the black F-117
    30 points
  40. Hi all, This is my latest completion, finally off the bench and gotten some photos taken to share here This is the newish mould Airfix kit, picked up for a bargain £8 a few years back after a stop in at a Toymaster shop I saw on a drive through Blackpool. Loved the box art and always wanted to have a go at a Jg.27 E-7 with desert blotchy camouflage. There's nothing I can add about the kit that hasn't already been said here but it was a nice easy stress free build. I decided to correct a few of the weaker parts of the kit, replaced the gun barrels with some
    29 points
  41. As promised in the build thread HERE A few more pictures of the complete model are provided: And, a comparison with it's rader-dome-nosed brethren: Except for the gnarly landing gear, this was a fun a fairly easy to build kit. I recommend Planet Models kits wholeheartedly, but some, like this one, have a few challenges. Thanks for looking, Ed
    29 points
  42. The Northrop McDonnell-Douglas YF-23 was the losing contender to the Lockheed Martin YF-22 in the 1990s Advanced Tactical Fighter competition. These are two very different kits, one nearly 20yrs old and one a recent offering, both requiring a lot of work. The 2002 Collect-Aire is the more accurate and much of the dual build was to get the HB model to look more like the C-A. Some photos of the build can be seen here. F-15, F-18 parts where used for the landing gear just like the real aircraft, lots of modifications to both aircraft's cockpit although the C-A was the more accur
    29 points
  43. I'd like to offer my latest completed kit for inspection: the Hawker Hurricane Mk1 flown by P/O Paul Ritchie, No 1 Squadron. First, the man and his aircraft: It was reading his book "Fighter Pilot" that inspired this build.... in 1969.....!! His aircraft, Hurricane L1697 was one of the first production batch, built by Hawkers at either Kingston upon Thames or at Brooklands in 1939 and was the 150th Hurricane built. As with all the first order, she was built with a 2 blade Watts propeller and fabric wings: the first 430 Hurricanes were so assemb
    29 points
  44. As stated in the build thread HERE: I am posting a couple of pictures of the Bell XP-83 just completed: As you can see in the photo above, I failed to add enough nose weight, so it's Mr Clear Sprue to the rescue! Thanks for looking, Ed
    28 points
  45. Hello from locked down Greece! This is my last model that I managed to complete last month. It's a T-6G Texan in the colours of the Hellenic Air Force in the last days of it's service. This model means a lot to me as it is built for my father that flew the type back in summer of 1968 as a 1st year cadet in Air Force Academy and got his wings in it. His class was the last to fly with Texans. The kit is the Italeri in 1/48 but actually is the OCIDENTAL with a few extra parts. The Eduard photo etched parts set was also used. It was painted with Humbrol enamels and specifically 128 and
    28 points
  46. WIP here: This started out as a very ordinary model I built back in (I think) 1981. Added the Hamilton Hobbies AP-3C (ELINT) conversion and Quickboost propellers, added some crew figures from a couple of WWII bomber kits that seemed to fit the bill okay and modified/scratchbuilt a few antennae, I retracted the gear as I wanted it as a flying desktop model and made the stand from an old bookshelf and brass rod. Decals from Aussie Decals (silvered like crazy) and C-130 prop decals from Bring It! (absolutely brilliant). The badges represent the flying squadron (10SQN) and the engine
    27 points
  47. Hello all Here's my attempt at Revell's 1/48 Me410, an OOB build using the kit decals, for a B-2/R-4 of ZG26 in April 1944. Overall, a hugely enjoyable build, with the only slight let down being the canopy parts - which are not a particularly good fit, but didn't detract too much from the overall experience. The fit of the rest of the kit, I thought, was quite impressive. This is a fair bit bigger than the single-engine jobbies I've been building to date, so maybe it's a size thing.. Painted with a combination of Vallejo and Mig. Vallejo RLM 76, Mig RLM 74 (more gra
    27 points
  48. Here's a 1/12th scale model of an ‘OK Pie Cart’, these carts were made and used in and around Toowoomba, a provincial city in Queensland, Australia. I found a photo on the web and became intrigued with it because of it’s unusual design, I found a bit more about them from the Toowoomba Chronicle ( Toowoomba newspaper ) and even managed to track down a daughter of one of the drivers of these vehicles, a Mrs Gloria Ciesiolka, a daughter of a driver by the name of Mr Bill Stuart, she gave me quite a bit of information about the everyday operations of these horse drawn vehicles.
    26 points
  49. Almost totally stuck in the Heller GB, I managed to finish this project. Italeri Gripen two-seater with CMK cockpit and canopy, Master pitot tubes, Two Bobs's decals and some scratch-building. The kit is far from perfect, but to be honest, I had expected worse. Shapes are good enough and the resin cockpit helps pretty much. It was a little tricky to attach the CMK canopy, but well worth it since it is a little smoke-coloured. Landing gears was treated with some extra details, wheel wells are OOB, they looked surprisingl
    26 points
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