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  1. When I was 6 my father took me to the RAF Coltishall Battle of Britain day in 1966. Two things I remember, the Vulcan and the Lightning, one Lightning I think came from behind and over the crowd and then went vertical. So for the first time in about 25 years I have finished a model. Thanks for looking
    87 points
  2. My latest project is this new 1/48th Sabre from Airfix. Typical softish plastic along with some quite fine panel lines too. Detail is quite good but the cockpit and seat is fairly basic along with the gun bays and airbrakes. Built pretty much straight from the box except for a modified Quickboost seat (it was too big to fit the Airfix cockpit so I sanded the sides down) I was also going to use a modified Yahu instrument panel but that was too big as well and a totally different shape to the Airfix one. I assume there'll be a cockpit set and seat to follow from someone and scaled to fit the A
    71 points
  3. This is a deceptively difficult kit by Trumpeter. DO NOT use the Eduard photo etch cockpit interior as it does not fit, and cannot be seen. The canopy is too narrow, so you must build it in the open position. Trumpeter couldn't decide whether to have the kit split in two, in order to see the splendid turbojet, but no stand comes with it. If you want to close up the panels, for flight, PUT THEM IN FIRST, before sealing the fuselage up, and put in some weight. If you don't, you can sink the panel hatches too deep into the fuselage with no way to fix them in place. Finally, the most difficul
    69 points
  4. Hi all, Just finished my Airfix 1/72 Swordfish Firstly the good stuff - it’s a beauty of a kit. I ended up going off piste and constructed/ painted/ rigged the wings separately to the fuselage. I added them right at the end and - they just clicked into place! Not even any glue required. The decals were sublime, as good as anything I’ve ever used before. Secondly the less good stuff - the surface textures looked, frankly, awful! So poor in fact I thought there must have been an issue with the moulding. Everything was gritty. I contacted Airfix with pictures
    64 points
  5. After the Harrier T.4 I built the Gr.3 from the Kinetic Gold series in 1:48. Add some Eduard PE´s, Master pitot and a mix of Kinetic and Sky model decals.
    62 points
  6. A late finish from the Vietnam GB and my favourite aircraft . The kit is the superlative Zoukei Mura F-4C. This airframe 64-0829 is probably best known as Robin Olds's Scat XXVII in the SEA scheme and he achieved two MiG 17 kills with it on 20 May 1967. However this is the jet seen in its twilight operational scheme with the Texas ANG before it was repainted in its better known SEA colours again as an exhibit at the National Museum of the US Air Force. Link Aftermarket used: Caracal Decals CD48038 Air National Guard F-4C/D Phantom Part 3 - Reall
    60 points
  7. Hi Gents, Please allow me to present my fourth completion of 2021, the very lovely ICM 1/32 Fiat CR.42 Falco in the markings of the aircraft flown by Capitani Edoardo Molinari of the 83a Squadriglia, 18o Gruppo of 56o Stormo CT based at Ursel in Belgium during the latter part of the Battle of Britain: The kit was built more-or-less out of the box, but I did add a Regia Aeronautica pilot figure from the ICM seated Axis pilots set. He was clearly desi
    56 points
  8. Hello, Here's my just finished 1/48 Kinetic F/A-18C Hornet, done as a VFA-81 jet from the 1991 Gulf War. I was originally going to build this for the DS GB here on BM, but I never really took in progress pics of it. Oh well... The kit is not the easiest to work with, especially around the nose and intakes, but I've learned from it, so a future build might be easier to put together. Other things used were a Walleye and data link pod from Astra Resin, a pilot figure from PJ Productions, and a laser spot tracker pod from the Hobbyboss Hornet kit. Painted with Mr Color most
    56 points
  9. Morning all, Latest off the bench is the stunning little MiG-21 from Eduard. One of the best kits I've built in this scale with amazing fit and details, just a joy to put together. Finished completely from the Profipack boxing using Hataka and Alclad lacquers as per usual. Eduard 1/72 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard 1/72 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard 1/72 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard 1/72 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF
    55 points
  10. Hi all, Quite an enjoyable build for the 453rd Bombardment Group Museum based at Old Buckenham that has been organised by our very own @CedB along with a few other culprits who are building the collection. A famous bird that unfortunately met its demise in an accident, but fortunately without taking the life of it's driver Don Gentile who was soon to be returning to the US albeit perhaps with a little embarrassment as the accident happened in front of the press. @Tcoat is doing the same aircraft for the museum display in it's fateful state after the accident, you c
    53 points
  11. Very nice Airfix kit. builder not as good bit flakey in parts tut. Laurie http://
    52 points
  12. Hello. I have just finished this couple of 1/72 AIrfix MiG-17F. The first one #2609 is from No.89 Squadron Egyptian Air Force with two FAB-100 bombs and Sakr unguided rockets. The second one #453 is from No.7 Squadron Iraqi Air Force in Syria. Both of them were depicted in 1973 and inspired by profiles in Arab MiGs Volume 5 Harpia Publishing. Patrick
    45 points
  13. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Tamiya Mosquito Mk.XVII night fighter. I built from the box, with the addition of True Details resin wheels, Master metal pitot tube, and Albion Alloys steel wire to replace the wing antennas. Painted with Gunze/Mr Hobby acrylics, pictures by Wolfgang Rabel. Both Airfix and Special Hobby have announced the release of new 1/72 Mosquito variants in 2021. Time to clear my stash in order to make room for the upcoming kits!
    45 points
  14. This is my BAC Super One-Eleven I built some time ago. In my opinion the ”Negus” livery scheme used in British Airways planes in the 80’s was very elegant with the blue underside of the fuselage, the speed bird above cockpit and the Union Jack colours in the tail. I built the model from an Authentic Airliners 1/144 scale resin kit. The British Airways decals are from 26Decals. The cockpit and cabin window decals from Authentic Airliners.
    44 points
  15. A trip into the dark side. First a Baade 152 (a what?) see here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baade_152 1/72 scale all resin kit by Aero Modell of Germany. Essentially a sawn-off B-47 with seats. Now a 1/100 scale Tupolev Tu-104 from the ancient East German VEB Plasticart kit, with aftermarket decals from BSModelle in Ukraine Makes a change from the usual stuff!
    42 points
  16. Hiya Folks, Another cellar survivor that needed to be tarted up,...... this is a Glencoe Models Bristol Sycamore (not Dragonfly LOL!) which I built many years ago,..... it looks OK from a distance but really needs a new set of wheels at least! I have the 1/48th scale kit which I quite fancy doing in this scheme! Cheers, Tony
    42 points
  17. Hi everyone This is my latest over the line finished last week. Kinetic's newish F-104G Starfighter. A really nice kit and an improvement over the older but still nice Hasegawa kit. The model is built to depict F-104G MM6529 3-01 the CO's a/c of 3 Stormo in the mid 80's. Photo in flight below. The Orpheous pod is taken from the Daco upgrade set for the Hasegawa 104's, the wheels are from Eduard and the bang seat from CMK. Other than that oob. Painted with Hataka Orange line paints on the upper surfaces and the undersides were a mix of Tamiya, Hataka and Gunze to get som
    42 points
  18. I'd been waiting what seemed like forever for Airfix to get the new Beaufort kit released and I have to say that the wait was worth it. Whilst initially nonplussed by some ejector pin marks on the interior floor I quickly came to really appreciate just how nice a kit this really is. The kit is the first that I've airbrushed in its entirety (well, apart from the obvious bits) and I'm reasonably happy with the outcome. The kit was OOB apart from some resin wheels from Eduard (who also supplied a really nice set of canopy masks) and the OldsModels decals. Paints were Humbrol and ColourCoats
    40 points
  19. This is my first post of a model I have built on this forum. I resumed building models about seven years ago and I have completed a few. I added a ClearVax canopy and added some interior details.
    39 points
  20. Hi guys, here is my latest build a H 75 in Dutch markings. THis plane was piloted by sgt P. Van Breen in Java in 1941. The Musthave kit is the Academy kit with add-ons from "Hi tech". It's an old but good model. Hope you'll like it, Cheers, Manu.
    39 points
  21. Handley Page O/400, RAF 207 Sqn, October 1918
    39 points
  22. All complete and I've even managed a photo shoot with my other Sea Vixens too. This is the latest addition to my HMS HERMES Air Group, a Sea Vixen FAW.2 of 893 Sqn in the early 1970s. This is the Xtrakit/MPM model, built almost entirely from the box, but with a selection of various decals, some FROG Red Top missiles and a replacement ejector sea for the pilot. I know this kit has received lots of criticism and that was one of the reasons it has sat in my stash unloved since 2008, but now that it is fini
    38 points
  23. Here you go @Shalako as Promised. There is a long story behind this build. Back about 8 years ago my son's boss saw my models and asked if I would build one for his 85 year old father. His father had always loved the P-38 since he had worked on them in WW2 and had a kit that he bought "a while" ago but was no longer able to build. I said "sure I 'd love too" About a week later he showed up at my door step on a Monday evening and hands me a well battered and worn model box. It is a 1/48 Monogram P-38J in the white box. This means it is at best a run from between 1973 and 1975 and
    36 points
  24. Hi Guys, Here are pictures of my finisched Kawa Ki-45. It was a straight forward build, just OOB. The interiour is painted with vallejoAir, and the outside of the plane was painted with AK inetractive. This last paint needed some getting used too. I don't think i wil use it again, unlessi need to paint another Japanese WW2 plane. Oke so far for the paint, here are the pictures. I hope you all like it. Greetzzzz
    36 points
  25. Here is my 1/72 Italeri Lockheed Hercules C5, ZH883 of 47 Sqn, RAF Brize Norton from 2016. Built OOB using the Xtracolor decals set for the '50 Years' of Hercules operations. The only whitling that was done was moving the position of the prop blades to the feathered position as they would be normally on the ground, from the fined in flight position for flight as they are in the kit. Painted with Xtracolor enamels, mainly NATO Green with some white and blacks added to try and get the change in shades that are evident on the real aircraft. Maybe not an exact match but I don't thin
    36 points
  26. #13/2021 And my dad has finished the next 262. Hobby Boss kit, painted with AK Real Color RLM81/82/76, EZ line for antenna wires and brake lines. The kit includes decals for both prototypes. I don´t know why but HB printed the "V555" decals too large. Found no suiting replacement decals so my dad used the kit ones. He could have built "V484" too but there is only one half-frontal pic of that aircraft but a bunch of fotos of "V555". My dad prefers to have as many pics as possible of the original subject, so he built "V555". It seems this aircraft never had bomb racks mounted. On the pics
    35 points
  27. Hiya Folks, Another one of my cellar survivors which needed some tlc,....... this is the old Williams Bros C-46 kit built as a US Marine Corps R5C Commando in its distinctive Sea Blue Gloss finish. I have to say,... I`m not too sure about the codes,..... I applied them many years ago from the spares box and I think they came from an Italeri Skyraider,..... so I confess,... the tail code may be wrong! I added Aeroclub white metal propellers and had to remove some of the wing walk decals as the water had badly affected them,....... but the brush painted Humbrol enamel Se
    35 points
  28. - In the night of 05 december 1944, Dakota Mk III L188 of 24 Sq OTU crashed on the "Pic de la Camisette" of the Pyrenee above the village of Mijanes in southern France in its way from Northolt to Marseille with 20 glIder pilot and crew aboard.They are burried in the military cimetery of Mazargues near Marseille - I met Mr Mathevet the mayor of the village who told me this story and built a model to show what the real C 47 look like for his small muséum of the village which collect some parts of the wreck and a few documents in the memory of the victims.
    34 points
  29. The newest Mk.I kit with the fuel tank cover and landing gear issues. I had to add the padded headrest as per the photo, made from a piece of round sprue tree. Other than that, a great kit. This is WZ⦿H of 19 Squadron, Duxford, 4th May 1939. Innards were painted with Tamiya XF-71 Cockpit Green. Masking tape harnesses. The bottom was painted with Tamiya XF-69 Nato Black and Vallejo Surface Primer – White. Note the long area of white that needed to be masked off and when painting was done and the tape removed, no paint lift. Upper colours were done with Tamiya XF-81 Dark Green 2 (RAF) and Mr. Ho
    34 points
  30. Afternoon all.....seems I'm in a roll on finishing off some languishing projects. This one was waiting for it's Schürzen and a figure. The kit was a Border Model....their first kit they have done. I like them a lot and wouldn't hesitate in getting another of their growing range. Really nice detail and fit equal to Tamiya. Trying to get my hands on their new release Tiger 1 Early version. Looks stunning from the reviews.....anyway, here's the PZ.KPFW IV Ausf G build blog for reference..
    33 points
  31. This is my build of this powerful and handsome aircraft which I built from the nice Airfix 1:48 kit, Export versions. For this aeroplane, I chose the livery of the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy) which in 1953 was part of an aerobatic team called AeroBats. I enjoyed very much this kit which reproduces quite well the compact and streamlined lines of this aircraft. The fit of the parts is very good and well engineered. For the Sky paint, I made of a mix of Tamiya XF-21 (4/5) with white XF-2 (1/5) while for the EDSG I chosed the Gunze 333 which reproduces this color without the need
    33 points
  32. I built this a year ago at the start of lockdown and thought i may as well post it, Its nice to have the addition of the figures in such dynamic poses even if my painting of them is a little clumsy.
    33 points
  33. Just my third kit completed since I returned to the hobby late last year after a 20+ year gap and not up to the high standards I always see on the forum but quite pleased with it as it's the first time I've had any joy with panel washes. Built OOB and painted as per Nick Millmans advice for a PH period example using Colourcoats enamels with Humbrol 28 for the control surfaces, and Lifecolor 'Aotaki' for the internal bits. Bits added were Eduard Sperfabric seta belts, u/c indicators from plastic strip, tail wheel leather cover from putty and the arrestor hook cable from stretched sp
    33 points
  34. We must be thankful to Jules Bringuier for giving us models of some obscur types, never to be produced by a mainstream companies. The Romeo 37 is one of them. This reco/observation plane was Italy main tool before more modern planes were introduced. It is not an easy kit and there is room for a lot of scratchbuilding depending on your Doc and skill, but in the end you're with a seldom seen model. I have done this one some times ago and I joined some WIP pics to show what was done. In the meantime enjoy your We,best regards. 22A1E472-B223-487F-889B-993EA08B192C_1_201_a by jean Barby, sur F
    32 points
  35. Afternoon all. Decided to move away from Tiger 1 I'm on at present to finish the Sturmmörserwagen. I'd say it's 95% complete and maybe some very minor touches needed here and there and maybe some stowage; once figured out. I learnt a lot here on hand painted camo', and some do's and don'ts. The tracks are what came with the the kit, and were very nice to put together with a small pin each side; then add the guide horn. I'm considering getting a set for the Tamiya Tiger and the AFV tiger at present on the bench.
    32 points
  36. Hello Folks When I found out that Lidl were going to open a store round the corner from me my first thought was; “ooh, fresh pretzels from the bakery!”, the second was “I wonder whether they will have those Airfix kits for a fiver” in the central aisles. Guess what. They did. Just before Christmas as well. Below are the results of a happy festive season of modelling. They have been hanging from my ceiling in a never-ending winding match since the New Year. I decided to take them down for a dust and took the opportunity to photograph them. Obviously, it is a Spitfire and an Me109, bot
    31 points
  37. This is the 1/48 Academy Dauntless. I chose to interpret an SBD-2 from VMSB-241, based on Midway Atoll in 1942 and, I assume, one of the planes used in the fabled attack on the Japanese fleer in June. Since it was first produced by Accurate Miniatures, this vintage kit has justifiably developed a reputation as the definitive kit of the Dauntless in this scale. It’s well engineered, with great fit and a level of detail that requires no after-market parts. However, having chosen to represent it in-flight, I had to invest in a gunner from PJ Productions and requisition a pilot from a
    31 points
  38. Just finished this old short run kit from Aeroclub using Euro Decals 72.105 markings for 145 Squadron, based at Celle, Germany 1956. My Rareplanes FB4 is in the background - built in the Anything But Injection GB Thanks for looking. Steve
    29 points
  39. turkish Air Force F-104S. QRA loadout. http://
    29 points
  40. Hi all This is the HobbyBoss Fw190D-11, built OOB, although I used paint masks for the national markings. This is the 'alternative' scheme offered in the kit, with little or no information to support it, as far as I can tell. Basically, it is one of the D-11 prototypes (V57 to be exact), but in the colours and markings of a staff Major at JV44 in Munchen Riem. There doesn't seem to be any evidence of this a/c ever serving with JV44 - but then there's no evidence that it didn't, either . Painted in a fairly typical late war mashup of colours and tones. The Hobbyboss D-9/11/13 k
    29 points
  41. Hi all I have been working on this one as a distraction on my main Ventura Target Tug build and this is the last distraction build on the thread. This is the Xtrakit version of the MPM/Special Hobby kit. The kit is very nice although the wing is too wide which in turn makes the air intakes too small. I did not change this as this would have been too much of a project so built from the box really. Painted Humbrol 56 by brush and weathered withan oil paint wash. I had to make a new Pitot as the kit one broke off during construction.
    29 points
  42. This model is built using the forthcoming Red Roo conversion for A94-922 - the Sabre used for the working up of the Blue Jay missile system. This was put into production as the Firestreak. This is the 1/72 version and uses the HPM/Tasman fuselage and the Red Roo slatted wings. The conversion will actually be a complete kit and will include the fuselage, wings, resin parts for missiles and radome and an Academy Sabre kit to use for wheels, tailplanes. canopy etc.
    28 points
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  44. This is the beautiful Bobcat 1/48 scale kit. Saluti Giampiero
    28 points
  45. Hi everyone!!I am new from here, this is my fujimi 1/24 ferrari dino 246 GT,I build this kit few months ago,this is an old kit, I did some modification on it..I think the result is not bad. hope you like it!! and here is the video build if you are interested:
    27 points
  46. Here is another from my unfinished starters. Airfix 1/72nd Sabre as an F,5 of 438 'Wildcat' Squadron RCAF. Decals by Leading Edge, Pavla wheel set and seat, Eduard etched cockpit set pre coloured. AK extreme dark aluminium paint finish and some silver decal for wing panels and cockpit frame which I carefully filed away the too low frame that Airfix done, painted black frame to about the correct depth and overlaid with silver decal stripe of right width and cut to size By the way I moved the position of the wing fence and pylons for the underwing stores too.
    27 points
  47. Finally.... only took me two months but serious illness in the family took me out of things for 6 weeks and was nearly finished then. Fairly pleased with this as a follow on from the old-skool tamiya Panther I built in March. Some of the decals are not quite right but something that I like on the shelf is more important than accuracy for me. Going contemporary with next build.... RFM Challenger 2 or Trumpeter T-14 Armata are waiting, but they might not get done until after summer when outdoors hopefully beckons. Straight out of box, no changes, painted with Vallejo acryli
    27 points
  48. I've been spending a lot of time hanging out on Twitter of late and have connected with a fair few modellers on there. One of them organised a charity build to raise money for a children's heart unit in Newcastle. The rules were WW2, 1:48 and cost under £20. That ruled me out initially cos I "don't do" 1:48. That excuse didn't last long and before I knew it there was a Tamiya 1:48 Buffalo on the doorstep. Got to say, it was a nice kit and very enjoyable to build. Just what I needed as progress on my Shackleton had slowed due to incessant filling and sanding. The cockpit mask
    27 points
  49. Finished my Iron Eagle F-16A. Built with the old Hasegawa 1/48 F-16A kit, Kinetic Sidewinders and Mavericks and painted with Gunze Sangyo (Mr. Hobby Color) paints.
    27 points
  50. Hi all, I had a bash at the P-51 D and really enjoyed it. It was my second aircraft build and I really bit off more than I could chew with the paint scheme (to the extent that I had to re-do the wings and tail at various points) but overall I'm happy. I used alclad polished aluminium over their black primer for the metallic surfaces, Tamiya RAF green for the dark green and Hakata OD for the OD sections. I struggle with sanding and re-scribing resulting in some pretty awful seam lines in places but hopefully I'll do better next time. Anyway, enjoy: You
    26 points
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