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Julien

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  1. Julien

    Tornado GR.1 "Gulf War" (03892) 1:32

    Quite right. For this "Gulf War" release and new sprue with a couple of JP233s, 8 UK Bombs ad 4 twin store adaptors would not have been that hard to do?
  2. Percival P.10 Vega Gull (48005) 1:48 Dora Wings The Vega Gull was a development by Percival of their earlier D-Series Gull. The main advantages over the earlier design was the addition of a 4th seat, dual flight controls, and flaps were fitted. The airframe was made wider, the wings longer and the airframe made more streamlined. A feature of the aircraft was the ability to fold the wings for storage. The work was attributed to Arthur Bage's arrival at Percival. The resulting Vega Gull had extended range and payload without sacrificing performance. The aircraft was powered by a de Havilland Gipsy Six engine. As well as civilian operators the Air Ministry ordered 15 Aircraft. 11 were used by 24 Sqn RAF, 2 by the FAA, and 3 by British Air Attaches. At the outbreak of WWII many civilian aircraft were impressed into service in Britain and the Commonwealth. The Kit Dora Wings is a new company to us, and have kindly agreed to send samples for review. As it is this reviewers opinion that Percival Aircraft made some of the best looking Civil Aircraft in the UK, these new kits are more than welcome. Information and help was gratefully received in the production of this kit from John Adams formally of Aeroclub models which can only be a good thing. Following the 1/72 versions Dora Wings now brings us the 1/48 one. The kit arrives on five spures, a clear spure, a sheets of PE and a sheet of masks (not shown). The parts are well moulded with clean spures, there is a tiny amount of flash which should be easy to clean up. The clear parts are clear with no distortion or other issues. Construction is fairly simple just like the real aircraft. Parts for the cockpit including the seats are made first. The instrument panel being a sandwich of plastic, PE & decals is added to the coming. The wheels and their spats are then made up and then put to one side, as is the tail wheel. The rudder and tail planes are also constructed at this time and put to one side. Next up the engine is constructed, this is also left to one side. The wings are now built up. These have separate flaps and ailerons. A landing light is also included for each wing leading edge. The five part canopy is the carefully made up. Once all the sub-assemblies are complete then main assembly can take place. The cockpit floor is added into the lower fuselage part. On to this the seats and flying controls are added. A rear cabin bulkhead is then added. The lower part, engine and internal parts are the put together with the fuselage sides. The wings are then added. Next up the tail planes, rudder, coaming, and canopy are added. At the front the engine front and propeller are added. To finish up the wheels are added. Markings The decals are from Decograf and look good with no registration issues, markings 4 options are provided; L7272 ex G-AFWG Allocated to British Air Attache Buenos Aires, Argentina 1939. ex L7272 Sold to Argentine Government in 1946 P10 Requisitioned by the Belgian Government 1939 N7571 Requisitioned by the Royal New Zealand Air Force 1944 Conclusion It is high time that we had some modern toolings of British Civil aircraft from this period. Very Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  3. German Tank Crew at Work (35285) 1:35 MiniArt via Creative Models Tanks despite looking cool demand a lot of hard work from their crews to work well. This is as true now as it was during WWII. This new set from Miniart shows a crew performing maintenance on their tank (well apart from the Officer taking a drink, so thats not changed either!). It arrives in a standard end-opening box, with three sprues of grey styrene inside plus a small sheet of PE as well as an instruction sheet and sprue guide. The painting and main construction diagrams are printed on the rear of the box, with colours called out in a large number of brands of paint for your ease. From the box you can build five figures, each having separate arms, legs head and torso, plus two caps. Three soldiers are cleaning the barrel, while a is holding some sort of tool. What appears to be an offer its taking a drink. There is a small sprue with two buckets on it, and an accessory sprue which provides various tools and tool boxes, the PE fret provides the doors for the open tool box and additional tools. The painting guide covers Vallejo, Mr. Color, LifeColor, Tamiya, Testors, AK Real Color, Humbrol, Revell, and Mission Models, with the names of the colours given in English and Ukrainian. Additional painted renditions of the accessories are also included for your use. Conclusion MiniArt's figures are excellent, and these figures can be used to give your Panzer a little human scale. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  4. Julien

    Latest Walkaround Updates

    General Dynamics F-16I Sufa pics added today, https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235049699-general-dynamics-f-16i-sufa/&tab=comments#comment-3248060 Julien
  5. The F-16I is a two-seat variant of the Block 52 developed for the Israeli Defence Force – Air Force. Pics thanks to Dov.
  6. SEAL Team Fighter #2 ICM 1:24 24112 The US Navy Sea, Air and Land teams (SEALS) are the US Navy's Special Operations forces under the Special Operations Command. They are organised into Teams and have reportedly one of the hardest entry courses of Special forces as it includes a great deal of water borne elements. Full training can take over a year. Recently Seal Team 6 was in the news as part of the Osama bin Laden operation. This second figure depicts a seal kneeling after emerging from the water. There is a main sprure of the figure, one of equipment, a rubber spure with flippers and hoses; and a small clear spure with a dive mask lens. The torso is two parts (front & back). The left and right legs are one part each and are added to the torso. There is a mould seam on both sides of the leg to clean up. The arms are added and again these have mould seam to clean up, the shield then attached to one arm. The head is then fitted and a choice of a masked figure or with the mask up can be modelled. Additional swim equipment and other tactical equipment is then added. Conclusion This is a new kit of a modern Special Forces figure in a large enough scale for the detail to pop out. Review sample courtesy of
  7. SEAL Team Fighter #1 ICM 1:24 24111 The US Navy Sea, Air and Land teams (SEALS) are the US Navy's Special Operations forces under the Special Operations Command. They are organised into Teams and have reportedly one of the hardest entry courses of Special forces as it includes a great deal of water borne elements. Full training can take over a year. Recently Seal Team 6 was in the news as part of the Osama bin Laden operation. This first figure depicts a seal emerging from, or just out of the water. There is a main sprure of the figure, one of equipment, a rubber spure with flippers and hoses; and a small clear spure with a dive mask lens. The torso is two parts (front & back). The left and right legs are one part each and are added to the torso. There is a mould seam on both sides of the leg to clean up. The arms are added and again these have mould seam to clean up, the shield then attached to one arm. The head is then fitted and a choice of a masked figure or with the mask up can be modelled. Additional swim equipment and other tactical equipment is then added. Conclusion This is a new kit of a modern Special Forces figure in a large enough scale for the detail to pop out. Review sample courtesy of
  8. F-101B Update sets, Seatbelts & Masks 1:48 Eduard for Kitty Hawk Kit The new tool F-101B from Kitty Hawk was welcomed in this scale. Eduard are now along with some sets for it. Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. Interior Set (49941) This set has one pre-painted fret, and one brass one. You get cockpit details, instrument panels, and side panels. Parts for the seats & rails, canopy rails & mirrors, rudder pedals, and many other smaller cockpit parts. Zoom! Set (FE941) This set contains a reduced subset of the interior set (the colour fret) set, namely the pre-painted parts that are used to improve on the main aspects of the cockpit, as seen above. Whatever your motivations for wanting this set, it provides a welcome boost to detail, without being concerned with the structural elements. Exterior Set (48979) This set contains as the name would suggest parts for the aircraft exterior. This set is one sheet of PE. There are new landing gear doors and new parts for the landing gear bays, links and brake lines on the gear legs. There are new parts for the weapons pallet. For the prominent rear air brakes there are new internal parts and complete new air brakes to make up. There are new burner rings for the engines and a few external panels as well as fillers for the fuel tanks. Seatbelts (FE942) This set contains one pre-painted fret. There are seatbelts, in the now familiar steel material for both seats. Masks (EX631) Supplied on yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the exterior glazing and wheels. Tface Masks (EX632) Supplied on yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the interior & exterior glazing; plus the wheels. Review samples courtesy of
  9. Julien

    ZM SWS 1/48 Phantom

    Their short nosed F-4s have a shape issue which Hypersonic models do a correction set for https://www.hypersonicmodels.com/product/f-4-phantom-fuselage-correction Julien
  10. Julien

    Airfix for 2019

    Can we pls keep this to Airfix, not what other aftermarket compainies are doing, will do etc. Thx Julien
  11. They seem to as this thread still runs on. If you dont you are under no obligtaion to take part. Thx Julien
  12. Julien

    Tornado GR.1 "Gulf War" (03892) 1:32

    Never noticed, not enough bombs in there for that.
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