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  1. Hi fellow modelers, This is my finally built resin behemoth, the Anigrand Lockheed C-5A Galaxy. Enjoy! I had it on my shelf for almost 10 years, never dared to build it. Just too big, I was kind a 'scared' of it. But finally last year I had the guts: I'm going to start it and finish it! This is the kit with box art: This is what you get, a lot of resin: Bags with resin parts, here are the engines / gear wheels and parts / flap hinges: Crisp details and panel lines (nice work Anigrand! I have seen worse kits fro
    130 points
  2. Hello fellow modellers, In my introduction round as a newbie here on Britmodeller.com, I have already shown two photos of my latest built model, a RAF F-4 Phantom FGR Mk.2 from the former RAF airbase Wildenrath Germany, 92 squadron.. Below the entire series of this beautiful kit from Revell which is actually a rebox of the Hasegawa kit. I used some extra's to build this kit, from Eduard the resin seats, cockpit PE and the AIM-9D Sidewinders. The resin FOD covers are from AMS. For the decals I used a set from Xtradecal. I hope you'll enjoy the pics...! Cheers, Jos
    125 points
  3. As the latest from my workshop, here is my interpretation of the famous B-26 marauder. Lots of work for such a small model, but a lot of time spent detailing the interior and painting ... Shame not to see more often mounted! Fb's page: French Frog Models
    124 points
  4. Finished at last (well, 99.9% of it). The vintage 1/72 Airfix Heron kit, updated with my own resin conversion components, namely replacement engines, props, undercarriage, flaps, interior seating etc. Full In-Progress build is here, in the link:
    121 points
  5. 'The Swoose II' B-17G-30-BO 772 BS / 463rd Bomb Group The name Swoose originated from a B-17D that was one of 19 out of 35 Fortresses in the Philippine Islands that survived ground attacks from Japanese forces on the 8th Dec '41 shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbour. It was given it's name by Captain Weldon Smith following repairs undertook in Australia in January 1942 where the tail of another aircraft was grafted on, the name being derived from 'Half swan, half goose' inspired by a song at the time called 'Alexander the Swoose' about such a bird! T
    120 points
  6. Hi all. In March 2019, I visited the Boneyard at Davis Monthan. Right next to the airbase is a plot full of Grumman Trackers lying on their bellies with folded wings. The sight of these beauties was the inspiration for this model. The kit is from Kinetic in 1/48 scale. I used a Vector radial engine, an Eduard pe set for some of the exterior deatils and Wolfpack's wingfold set. All other changes to the kit are scratch built using plastic card, strips and rods as well as brass tubes and copper wire. AK's Real Color paints were used over a black primer from Alclad. Abte
    118 points
  7. Hiya Folks, As many of you will know I am an ex paratrooper and as such I have a long lasting love of the C-130 Hercules,.....especially the stretched Hercules C.3 from which 90 of us used to jump plus equipment, 45 from each side door. I have wanted to model the C.3 variant for a long time and I eventually bit the bullet by using the Italeri 1/72nd C-130H kit plus the resin fuselage inserts from Flightpath, to which I added the the new resin engine nacelles and propellers from Attack Model/Arma Hobby. Here is my WIP if anybody is interested, it also includes lots of ref
    112 points
  8. Dear All It would be nice to know we have our own personal rescue helicopter standing by, I now have my own, albeit in 1/72 scale and unlikely to be able to winch me up! This is the Airfix HAR3 with Eduard PE and the Xtradecal markings for 202 squadron RAF Lossiemouth early 1990s. Perhaps some of you remember this Crab rescue bird? Looking at pictures on the internet, from heavy use some had exhaust streaking down their backs. I don't mind Airfix's heavy panel lines so much on a helicopter and I added my own rivets. The lights are lenses for Little Cars
    109 points
  9. Hi all, here some pics of my latest model: Kitty Hawk`s 1:32 scale Mirage 2000C. For me the best Kit KH produced until now! Add some Eduard PE´s, Löök Panel and Berna Decals for the squadron markings.
    107 points
  10. This time Lockheed F-104g from Danish Air force from Kinetic.
    107 points
  11. Hi all. Kinetic's AV-8A was released shortly after their Gr.1/3 kit, which is basically the same kit except for a few different parts to be used. The kit was built almost straight from the box. Some rivets were added, as were some details to the cockpit and seat. I used Mr Hobby paints over black primer from Alclad. Washes were made from Abteilung 502 oilpaints. Thank you for watching. René.
    106 points
  12. Hi guys, Here is the 1/72 Modelsvit Mirage IIIE converted to Mirage IIIS specification of the Swiss Airforce. For full details on the modifications done check this BM WIP IIIS thread here. The kit itself has some crazy details for this scale but can be a bit tricky to work with when modifying because everything is rather small, overall a nice one though. I used Alclad for the paints and required two attempts at it due to my daft ideas. I tried focusing on replicating the contrast between the varied panel tones and matt-ish finish of the wings compared to th
    105 points
  13. Hi, finished this after a good few months work. My first post as well so please be gentle. In short a fun and challenging build that generated every emotion known to man along the way. I find it best with these kits to complete sub assemblies before attempting to assemble the main parts as there is always a lot of dry fitting and sanding to be done. Also because of the size it all becomes a bit unwieldy in the old shed! It was re scribed where necessary to give the lining wash a bit more purchase. The rear windows are Crystal Clear. Landing lights are Little Lenses sealed in flush with
    103 points
  14. Hi all , this is my poor interpretation of a downed 109. I used the figurine from D-day and some civilian from Masterbox. The 109 is from eduard. the scene is fictional, because the white 7 was missed in action incl. the pilot. But who cares . It stands for many downed planes. And the figurine from D-day cried out for a little scene! Hope you have fun with the pics. Have a nice Christmas and keep healthy! Cheers Andy. ️️️
    102 points
  15. Hiya Folks, Another tribute to a very important operation which is very close to my heart,........ remembering the heroes who fought at Arnhem; Italeri 1/72nd Short Stirling Mk.V; Esci 1/72nd- C-47 Skytrain Valom 1/72nd- AW. Albemarle Matchbox 1/72nd- Halifax A.Mk.V Italeri 1/72nd- Airspeed Horsa Planet Hobby 1/72nd- Hamilcar (OK,....it has a Tetrarch tank, which was not used at Arnhem!)
    102 points
  16. Well, it's been a rollercoaster for the last 15 months or so. I never said I was quick... Presented for your delectation is HKM's Great Big Lancaster. Build log is here. I decided to do an approximation of R5868 as she is now in Hendon, so that means the groovy two-tone squadron codes, paddle blade propellers (handily, they come as an option with the kit) and some extra radar kit over and above what the version of R5868 the box builds is equipped with. Again, the parts are in the box; I augmented them by removing the moulded antennae and replaced them with wire. Thi
    102 points
  17. Latest in-flight diorama of the production line depicting the last Lightning loss in service with the RAF. Flt Lt. Dick Coleman, an RAAF exchange pilot, ejected safely from Lightning F.6 XR769 into the North Sea on 11th April 1988 after an in-flight engine fire. The whole incident was captured in photos by Ian Black and is covered in his book Last of the Lightnings. (Thanks to Ian also for his assistance helping me out with this). Dick was picked up in good order and in good health. For those who love coincidences, it in interesting to note that Lightning F.6 XR769 ente
    99 points
  18. Westland Whirlwind Mk.1 - 263 Squadron RAF - 1941 Classic Airframes model with EduardPE (for Trumpeter), some scratch in whellbays, cockpit, full riveting. Invite...
    97 points
  19. Hiya Folks, My lovely missus Alison bought me the new 1/48th Eduard Spitfire Mk.I double boxing for my recent 50th Birthday and what a lovely kit it is,... typical Eduard magic and it went together like a dream! I did discover something strange with the decals,..... as when I went to remove the codes from the model (they were too small!), after already varnishing over them,.. I noticed that the carrier film was on top and it simply peeled away leaving the decal fitting snugly onto the model as if it were painted on and removing the film also brought the colour out on the
    97 points
  20. Hiya Folks, I was so pleased to hear that Valom were releasing the Vickers Valetta as a 1/72nd scale kit and as soon as it was released I bought `a few'! The kit is lovely and I can very highly recommend it, although the instructions can be a bit obscure in places and photos of the real aircraft are a real bonus. The decal sheet is quite limited too as the roundels are the wrong size and there are no wing walk stripes, which were prominent on the real aircraft....... hopefully a decal manufacturer who specialises in post war RAF decals might help fill a void,...I have dro
    97 points
  21. Hi all, Here is my latest completion, the 1/72 scale Albatros D.Va from Airfix. This kit’s moulds date from 1957, making the mould around 63 years old! (that's 24 years older than I am...). This is the boxing from the early 2000s, picked up for $4 at a swap and sell. With this build, I wanted to re-kindle that child like feeling of building something for fun, with minimal modifications, and not a care for accuracy. To correct the ancient Airfix kit's flaws would be to scratch build an entire model. So, in the spirit of fun, I wanted to keep this one largely
    94 points
  22. Hi all. British Phantoms were always one of my favorite aircraft but never built a kit of one. Finally, I decided the time was right for it. The kit is Revell's rerelease of the Hasegawa FGR.2 kit. For this build I used an Aires resin cokpit and Xtradecal decals to build a 41sqn aircraft. I used AIM-9 Sidewinders from the Meng weapons set and a SUU-23 gunpod from Hasegawa. 41sqn was mainly a recon and ground attck squadron nut, from what I understand, this configuration was used from time to time. I used Gunze Aqueous paints over a black primer from
    94 points
  23. Nearing the end of a Battle of Britain fighters collection in 1/48, I picked up Airfix’s new tool Hurricane but could only get hold of the Tropical version. The kit allows you to build a Mk.1 but needed custom decals so bought an Xtradecals sheet. I chose VY-R from 85 Squadron as seen during the early phases of the Battle of Britain. Xtradecals had the scheme wrong and upon doing some research, the underside Sky colour should extend up the engine cowling further than usual, as well as up the wing leading edges. After consulting the internet greybeards and doing some colour sampling
    93 points
  24. Hiya Folks, Well what a lovely little kit this is and it deserves to sell well indeed,..... the new Airfix 1/48th scale Tiger Moth. I have to say that the fuselage struts are very weak and one of them had already snapped on the sprue, while another snapped during construction,....... in a similar manner to the interplane struts on my smaller 1/72nd kits,....almost as if they were all hollow inside! That bugbear aside,.... I loved it and have already started my second one,..... plus it allowed me to beat my mental block towards rigging which last lasted well over 2 years
    93 points
  25. Howdy Everyone Finished this one on my last day off work last week so thought you wouldn`t mind me sharing a few pic`s My attempt at ICM`s 1/48 Skymaster kit Built completely from the box with just seat belts and whip aerial added Trouble free build, used the kit decals which are a but thin and fiddley to move around and I`ve got the feeling are of a warbird as opposed to a `nam bird Not much else to say Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking Cheers Russ
    92 points
  26. 1/350 Trumpeter HMS Hood with; Eduard PE Flyhawk detail set which includes Pom Poms and brass main armament barrels, Various resin details form NorthStar including, 4" guns, quad Vickers, bridge equipment, searchlights, HACS, Pom Pom directors and crew. White Ensign resin main turrets Painted in ColourCoats enamels Sea painted in artists acrylics with clear gel medium top coat and cotton wool spray Rigging in Caenis 700 and Uschi line WIP here; Thanks to everyone who followed the WIP and gave advice and feedback Lot's
    92 points
  27. Beautiful little kit from Airfix, an absolute gem! Straight out of the box with kit decals. I’d quite happily make many of these in different colour schemes. I don’t often say that about kits.. Guy
    91 points
  28. Hiya Folks, Been a long old build this one as I started it when the Airfix Walrus kit was first released,.....and as I wanted to replicate a pre war silver aircraft I used decals left over from the old Classic Airframes,.... only for Airfix to then go and re release the kit with exactly the same markings!! I also bought the Neomega resin, white metal and brass etched catapult section kit to mount the model on and as some of the Walrus operating on the China Station like 714 Flights aircraft aboard HMS Cumberland had the amphibian undercarriage removed I decided to do this
    91 points
  29. Hi mates, This is my little presentation of my latest diorama in 1/32. the Revell kit is easy to build , the MPM resin parts are mostly scrap, except the engine. I added some cables and tubes to the engine. The b/w photography was the reference. hope you like it.. have a nice weekend Andy .
    91 points
  30. Hello Britmodellers, here my Merry Christmas to you all! I love the picture i got via SG ETUO. Great Group which wants to make a Flugplatz Museum with mostly british AC. Ca. 1971: Quite fresh XV800 No. 20 Sq from Wildenrath Now on top new pictures of my changed (yesterday) R.A.F.P. corporal with "Snowdrop" cap and black/red R.A.F.P. armband on the left. A happier New Year to you all! Tom
    90 points
  31. PK553 of No. 607 (County of Durham) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, RAF Ouston, 1948. From the Airfix website: Spitfire PK553 was produced at the Castle Bromwich factory as part of contract B981687/39 and issued to No.607 Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force. The RAuxAF was a force of paid volunteers who acted as a reinforcement reserve force for the Royal Air Force, giving up their evenings, weekends and holidays to train and serve in this essential force, following the end of the Second World War. RAF No 607 Squadron reformed on 10th May 1946 as a RAuxAF day fighter squadron
    90 points
  32. E-3D Sentry (AWACS) VIII Squadron RAF Anniversary scheme Airfix 1/72, Combat decals. This is a special build requested by a friend who flew the E-3D as a co-pilot. One of his colleagues recently passed away from cancer in his early 50's, leaving a wife and children behind. This model is for them, a tribute to a husband and father who flew the E-3D as Captain. ZH106 was apparently his favourite, and he shared the nickname 'Grumpy' with it. Enough words, this will be going to his family:
    89 points
  33. By my standards a quick build of the "new" Airfix 1/72 Buccaneer. Didn't do much other than build it out the box (apart from stealing the bombs from the phantom kit waiting to be built to put in the bomb bay). Kit decals and Humbrol paint (123 as far as I remember). The kit went together with no real problems. A bit of care needed where the two rear sections of the fuselage go together, or it could have been me not paying enough attention to the build sequence. I plan to build a couple more, and may be I'll add a bit more detail next time. Tim
    89 points
  34. Hi everybody; here's my latest off the bench, after a lengthy build (what with COVID and lockdown and all? Incidentally, I got sick with it, albeit mildly, in mid march). Here's a summary of this project: KIT: Sword LIGHTNING T4/T5 AIRFRAME: EE Lightning T4, XM992, based at RAF Wattisham in the early 1960s MARKINGS: mostly kit decals, which are very thin and fragile. In fact, the yellow fin bands lost some fragments after I had applied and gloss coated them. Attempts to fix them with paint failed miserably, and I had to repaint the whole fin and rudder. Fellow BMers
    89 points
  35. Hi mates, It's been a while, but I'm still alive and kicking. Well, maybe not kicking but alive anyway. Here is my first model completed this year, and there is no excuse for that. Sure, I help babysit the grandkids, I did a special project for my old employer, I bought a new telescope to play with, and of course my usual spat of medical tests and biopsies - but no modelling? Curb your tongue, knave! So, I'm back in the resin groove. I really, really like resin kits - this may be the reason they make me sit in the corner at our model club meetings. Here is my usual summ
    89 points
  36. I have finally finished my Lancaster. But before I present the photos I would like to make a couple of comments in regards to the Airfix Kit. I don’t think is news to anyone to say this kit is quite mediocre. Throughout the building, I’ve constantly find myself fighting to it rather than enjoining the process. From the get-go, there was something weird about it. As soon as I opened the box an awful stench came out of it! it really stinks. Not sure if all Airfix kits are like this or only my box, but it was so bad that I have to put it far from my workbench. Second, called me spoiled, but I’m u
    88 points
  37. Howdy everyone, hope you don`t mind me showing some pic`s of my latest completion Attempt number two at Special Hobby`s 1/48 Firefly kit Finished to represent a Firefly Mk I of 1771 Squadron, British Pacific Fleet Flown from HMS Implacable towards the end of WWII As usual built mostly from the box... only additions being an etched set of seatbelts I found in the spares box, rear view mirror and aerial wires Decals are the kits too The carrier base is an Eduard item Hope you enjoy the photo`s, thanks for loo
    88 points
  38. Hi Folks Ive been spending a bit of time on the site to try and get used to navigating around (not as much time as I would like unfortunately). Thought I would post this as it was my first build getting back into it recently, then going onto armour for a while. My absolute favourite aircraft of all time. Sadly overshadowed by the iconic Spitfire which I also love (have done three Spits in 1/24 Airfix in the very distant past). Also have a Vb in the stash which I dont think I will get around to building. Anyhow here we go Kit/Decals/Aftermarket
    87 points
  39. Sopwith Pup "Gnome" Wingnut Wings 1/32 This is WnW's Gnome engined version of the Sopwith Pup, and it's the first kit of theirs that I've built and way out of my comfort zone, being an AFV and Sci-Fi modeller generally. The kit went together without any real issues, although handling it become more difficult as the build went on and a few repairs were needed along the way. The single biggest job was the masking for the stripes, although I simplified it as much as possible by breaking the painting down into stages, rather than trying to mask and spray the whole th
    87 points
  40. This is my 1/72 Airfix Nimrod MR.2. I used AM decals as the kit ones weren't great, I also put in some PE FOD covers for intakes/exhausts. The kit went together fairly well and was an enjoyable build for such a big model. I have always wanted a Nimrod in my collection. It silently served our nation so well during the Cold War, Falklands, The Gulf Wars, Afghanistan and UK SAR. I hope I have done it justice with my build. Thanks for looking and feel free to leave any comments you may have.
    87 points
  41. Hi Everyone, Hope you don`t mind me sharing some pic`s of my latest attempt at a `fat faced spad` Built from Revell`s reissue of Matchbox`s 1/48 A-1E kit Every time I build one of these I try to bring it up to something a bit nearer the real thing but always see afterwards all the bits I missed...... ....so hopefully this ones a little bit nearer than the last. Improvements this time include: Tamiya main undercarriage, arrestor hook, main wheels and air force type tailwheel engine and cowl. Monogram propeller, all from some recently `culled` ki
    86 points
  42. Hi mates, I have assembled this beautiful kit to make this model: I hope you enjoy my work BTW, the WIP can be found here:
    86 points
  43. This was my build for the Britmodeller, 2020, Battle of Britain Group Build. The Hurricane is from the Airfix 1/48, Ready for Battle Gift Set. The only things I added extra were the motor - to run the prop, the aerial wire and the pilot figure which is, I think, from the Airfix Seafire kit. I thoroughly enjoyed the build even though the kit has to be carefully assembled due to some tight tolerances. This Gift Set was a birthday present from a colleague at work a few years ago - so I would like to say a big thank you for the very thoughtful gift. Kit: Airfix 1/48 Ready F
    86 points
  44. Hi all, Just off my bench is the newish Revell MR3 Shackleton. Much like the AEW-2version I built a couple of years ago it went together really well with no fit issues, just a little flash to clean up on some of the parts. My only criticism was the poor quality of the clear sprues, particularly the canopy which took a lot of polishing to get an acceptable standard. I added Eduard resin wheels and a photo etch cockpit set. I also replaced the oversized aerials and gun barrels with micro tube. Painted with Xtracolor and MRP paints, weathered with oils and paste
    86 points
  45. Hi all, another new-release Airfix test shot, this one built for last months issue of Airfix Model World magazine. This time, a bit of a tiddler in the form of the newly released 1/72nd Me-262A-2a 'Sturmvogel', the third version of the iconic aircraft released by the company. The aircraft chosen here was actually an Me-262A-1a, fitted with wing mounted wooden racks of R4M 'Orkan' stabilised, unguided rockets. It's a rather nice little kit, although it suffers from fairly deep panel lines and is a tad basic in areas such as the engine nacelles, undercarriage bays and cockpit. For the price poin
    86 points
  46. Hello mates, she took a longer time, my little sweet "Nanette". Starting engines..... Liberator Mk.V, Riders in the Sky 1945, 1946 ,eduard 1:72 Coastal Command heavies: No good sight for any german U-Boot, those extra long range "Seekuh-Jäger". Cheers Tom
    85 points
  47. Operation Pedestal. Mediterranean Sea, August 1942. Sea Hurricane Mk IB HMS Victorious vs Savoia Marchetti S.79 278th Squadriglia. 1/48 scale, Sea Hurricane is Italeri's built out of the box while S.79 is Trumpeter's with lots of corrections and surgeries to correct everything.
    84 points
  48. Well, this is my attempt at was has been a very popular topic on BM for the past few months and I'm sure we'll see much better ones than this in the coming weeks... Anyway, pretty much straight from the box and as you can see I've closed everything up. Parts fitted together with the minimum of fuss considering the size of them and the only tiny amount of filler was around the engine nacelles where they join the wings and the modified beaver tail. This was modified simply by using the larger of the tail parts provided and re shaping according to the plans in the Hercules Warpaint.
    84 points
  49. Hallo, this is my latest Jet built during Lockdown times. The old kit is still worth to build! Added some parts like Aires nozzle and PE parts in the cockpit. Also added complete rivets wich is hard to see. Decals were from Airdoc and colours came from AK Real colours wich appears quite dark, so that I light them up a little bit. Please enjoy the pic’s! Cheers Andy
    84 points
  50. Hiya Folks,...... something a bit different,.....I`ve built the 1/72nd Academy B-17E kit as Fortress Mk.IIa(MET), FL455, Z9-A of 519 (Met) Sqn based at Wick, which crashed on the kills above the airfield on (depending on sources) 1st February 1945. Quite a lot of wreckage is still at the scene to this day. Although 5 men survived the crash, two of them died of their injuries in the days and weeks afterwards and four were killed in the crash itself. The aircraft snapped in half at the radio room and those who died had all been in that area, where the heater was and where they were to con
    84 points
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