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Julien

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  1. This is the 1/72 HobbyBoss sabre with cutting edge decals for a late Saudi Aircraft when they went overall grey. One of my shelf of doom projects which just needed finishing.
  2. Julien

    Modern A-10 Load outs

    Interesting video from Afghanistan.
  3. They even have a form they print and put in the outer box to let you know
  4. Hannants have a habit of doing that.
  5. Should be, mine was finely balanced on just the supplied weight.
  6. Julien

    Airfix for 2019

    Now the speculation is over we know waht they are bringing us so here is where we can discuss this. Please no long lists of I wish they had done xxx or zzz. Thanks Airfix Quickbuild Aircraft & Military J6045 QUICKBUILD D-Day Spitfire N/A May-19 £12.99 J6046 QUICKBUILD-Day Mustang N/A May-19 £12.99 J6010 QUICKBUILD Challenger Tank - Desert N/A Mar-19 £12.99 Airfix Quickbuild Cars J6031 QUICKBUILD VW Beetle Flower-Power N/A May-19 £13.99 J6032 QUICKBUILD VW Camper Surfin' N/A May-19 £16.99 Small Starter Gift Sets A55114 Starter Set Mary Rose 1:72 Mar-19 £9.99 A55117 Starter Set Jeep MB 1:72 May-19 £9.99 Large Starter Gift Sets - Aircraft A55301 Large Starter Set - Panavia Tornado F3 1:72 Jun-19 £18.99 A55311 Large Starter Set - McDonnell Douglas F-15A Strike Eagle 1:72 Jun-19 £18.99 A55312 Large Starter Set - General Dynamics F-16A/B Fighting Falcon 1:72 Jun-19 £18.99 A55313 Large Starter Set - McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet 1:72 Jun-19 £18.99 D-Day Gift sets A50162A D-Day 75th Anniversary Operation Overlord Gift Set 1:76 Apr-19 £59.99 A50009A D-Day 75th Anniversary Battlefront Gift Set 1:76 Apr-19 £29.99 A50156A D-Day 75th Anniversary Sea Assault Gift Set 1:76 Apr-19 £29.99 A50157A D-Day 75th Anniversary Air Assault Gift Set 1:76 Apr-19 £29.99 Themed Gift Sets A55314 Large Starter Set - RMS Titanic 1:1000 Jun-19 £18.99 A50164A Medium Gift Set - RMS Titanic 1:700 Jun-19 £29.99 A50146A Small Gift Set - RMS Titanic 1:400 Jun-19 £59.99 Series 1 Aircraft A01020A Focke-Wulf FW190A-8 1:72 Jan-19 £6.99 A01003 Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2 1:72 Jun-19 £6.99 A01005 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero 1:72 Mar-19 £6.99 Series 2 Aircraft A02041A Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib 1:72 Jan-19 £9.99 A02052A Gloster Gladiator Mk.I/Mk.II 1:72 Jun-19 £9.99 A02107 Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.4 1:72 Feb-19 £9.99 Series 3 Aircraft A03029A Douglas A4 Skyhawk 1:72 Mar-19 £12.99 A03090 Messerschmitt ME262A-2A 1:72 Oct-19 £12.99 A03091 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco 1:72 Nov-19 £12.99 Series 4 Aircraft A04016 Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 1:72 Jun-19 £18.99 A04104 de Havilland DH82aTiger Moth 1:48 May-19 £18.99 Series 5 Aircraft A05135 Supermarine Spitfire XIV 1:48 Mar-19 £20.99 A05137 North American Mustang Mk.IV 1:48 Dec-18 £20.99 A05138 North American P51-D Mustang (Filletless Tails) 1:48 Nov-19 £20.99 Series 6 Aircraft A06019 McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom - RAF 1:72 Sep-19 £24.99 A06020 North American B25B Mitchell 'Doolittle Raid' 1:72 Aug-19 £24.99 A06021 Blackburn Buccaneer S Mk.2 RN 1:72 Sep-19 £24.99 Series 7 Aircraft A07114A Junkers Ju87 B-1 Stuka New Schemes 1:48 TBC £27.99 Series 8 Aircraft A08017A Boeing B17G Flying Fortress - New Schemes 1:72 Jan-19 £30.99 A08020 Vickers Wellington Mk.VIII 1:72 Jul-19 £30.99 Series 9 Aircraft A09189 Hawker Hunter F4 1:48 Nov-19 £36.99 Series 11 Aircraft A11002 de Havilland Sea Vixen 1:48 Jun-19 £44.99 Series 19 Aircraft A19003A Hawker Typhoon 1B - Car Door (plus extra Luftwaffe scheme) 1:24 Feb-19 £119.99 A19004 Grumman F6-F5 Hellcat 1:24 May-19 £119.99 Series 0 Figures - Vintage Classics A00705V WWII German Infantry 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99 A00751V US Paratroops 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99 A00763V WWII British Infantry 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99 A00709V 8th Army 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99 A00711V Afrika Korps 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99 A00716V US Marines 1:76 Feb-19 £4.99 A00747V RAF Personnel 1:76 Mar-19 £4.99 A00748V USAAF Personnel 1:76 Mar-19 £4.99 A00755V Luftwaffe Personnel 1:76 Mar-19 £4.99 Vintage Classics Military Vehicles A02335V Matilda Hedgehog Tank 1:76 Sep-19 £8.99 A02337V WWI Female Tank 1:76 Sep-19 £8.99 Series 2 Military Vehicles A02340 Higgins LCVP 1:72 Mar-19 £9.99 Series 3 Military Vehicles A03306 Bedford QLD/QLT Trucks 1:76 Mar-19 £12.99 Vintage Classics D Day Tanks A01303V Sherman M4 Mk1 1:76 May-19 £5.99 A01308V Tiger 1 1:76 May-19 £5.99 A01311V SDKFZ Armoured Car 1:76 May-19 £5.99 A02301V Scammell Tank Transporter 1:76 May-19 £8.99 A02302V Buffalo Amphibian LVT & Jeep 1:76 May-19 £8.99 A02303V 88mm Flak Gun & Tractor 1:76 Nov-18 £8.99 A02308V Panzer IV 1:76 Nov-18 £8.99 A02312V German Reconnaisance Set 1:76 Sep-19 £8.99 A02314V Bofors Gun & Tractor 1:76 Jan-19 £8.99 A02315V Opel Blitz & Pak 40 Gun 1:76 Jan-19 £8.99 A02316V DUKW 1:76 May-19 £8.99 A02320V Sherman Crab 1:76 May-19 £8.99 A02321V Churchill Crocodile 1:76 May-19 £8.99 A02334V Sherman Calliope 1:76 May-19 £8.99 A03301V LCM3 & Sherman Tank 1:76 May-19 £12.99 A04301V Churchill Bridge Layer 1:76 May-19 £16.99 1:35 Tanks A1351 Panzer IV Ausf.H "Mid Version" 1:35 Mar-19 £37.99 A1352 Panther Ausf G. 1:35 Oct-19 £42.99 A1353 JagdPanzer 38 tonne Hetzer "Late Version" 1:35 Sep-19 £26.99 A1354 Tiger-1 "Early Version - Operation Citadel" 1:35 Feb-19 £28.99 A1355 JagdPanzer 38 tonne Hetzer "Early Version" 1:35 May-19 £34.99 A1356 M36B1 GMC (U.S. Army) 1:35 Jul-19 £32.99 A1357 Tiger 1 Early Production Version 1:35 Jul-19 £28.99 A1358 M3 Stuart "Honey" (British Version) 1:35 Feb-19 £20.99 A1359 Tiger-1 "Mid Version" 1:35 May-19 £42.99 A1360 M10 GMC (U.S. Army) 1:35 Mar-19 £36.99 A1361 T34/85 II2 Factory Production 1:35 May-19 £29.99 A1362 German Light Tank Pz.Kpfw.35(t) 1:35 Feb-19 £26.99 A1363 Tiger-1 "Early Version" 1:35 Sep-19 £33.99 A1364 Tiger-1 "Late Version" 1:35 Mar-19 £41.99 A1365 M4A3(76)W "Battle of the Bulge" 1:35 Sep-19 £27.99 A1366 M36/M36B2 "Battle of the Bulge" 1:35 Jul-19 £27.99 A1367 U.S. Tractor 1:35 Apr-19 £21.99 Vintage Classics Aircraft A01047V Fiesler Storch 1:72 Sep-19 £5.99 A01052V Hawker Demon 1:72 Sep-19 £5.99 A01055V Bristol Bulldog 1:72 Sep-19 £5.99 A02051V Henschel Hs123A-1 1:72 Sep-19 £8.99 A03001V de Havilland Heron MkII 1:72 Sep-19 £11.99 A03009V Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.1 1:72 Sep-19 £11.99 A03012V Handley Page Jetstream 1:72 Sep-19 £11.99 A04006V Northrop P-61 Black Widow 1:72 Nov-19 £16.99 A04007V Savoia-Marchetti SM79 1:72 Nov-19 £16.99 A05170V Concorde Prototype (BOAC) 1:144 Sep-19 £16.99 Series 4 Warships - Vintage Classics A04201V HMS Victorious 1:600 Sep-19 £16.99 A04211V Admiral Graf Spee 1:600 Sep-19 £16.99 A04202V HMS Hood 1:600 Feb-19 £16.99 A04204V Bismarck 1:600 Feb-19 £16.99 A04208V HMS Ark Royal 1:600 Feb-19 £16.99 A04212V HMS Belfast 1:600 Feb-19 £16.99 A09252V HMS Victory 1:180 Feb-19 £32.99 A09253V Cutty Sark 1:130 Feb-19 £32.99 A09256V WASA 1:144 Sep-19 £32.99 A09258V Golden Hind 1:72 Feb-19 £32.99 Space A11170 Apollo Saturn V 50th Anniversary of 1st Manned Moon Landing 1:144 Jun-19 £44.99 A50106 One Step for Man 50th Anniversary of 1st Manned Moon Landing 1:72 Jun-19 £29.99 A00741V Astronauts 1:76 Jun-19 £4.99 RNLI A07280 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat 1:72 Jun-19 £27.99 Game System MUH050360 Airfix Battles Introductory Wargame N/A Jan-19 £24.99
  7. Julien

    Me-109 G-10 Hungarian

    Already a thread here; Julien
  8. Julien

    Red Arrows Hawk undercarriage colour

    Only the one not attached to the gear leg. That one is not red. Julien
  9. Building the Revell He 219 A-7 in 1/32 Scale Build Guide Series No.3 KLP Publishing Online publishing is now starting to find its way into the modelling community. KLP Publishing is one of the new online publishers, specialising in eBooks for the scale aircraft modelling community. Their debut title Building Brick’s Sabre in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to K.J. "Brick" Bricknell reviewed here has proved to be a success. They have since done titles on the Bird Dog, Spitfire XIVe, AEG G.IV Late, & FW 189/ There latest title tackles building Revell's large scale He 219. This was done by UK modeller Iain Ogilvie. As well as the normal build it looks at correcting the engine nacelles which are a major problem with the kit. Also of note are some photographs of the only surviving airframe in the US. Conclusion This is the type of publication that the new digital format is made for. The subject is not main stream enough for a traditional publication. This is clearly a book written by modellers for modellers. The text is clear and concise and the great selection of crisp pictures is welcome. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  10. Julien

    Red Arrows Hawk undercarriage colour

    Yes we have an extensive set of pics there;
  11. Julien

    No general content here

    Hi, As the title of this forum suggests it is for Rumours etc "What kits have you heard about from the manufacturers, your mum's cousin vinny, or in a dream you had the other night? Post your thoughts, requests for confirmation, or just baseless speculation here" Please post other content in the appropriate areas. Thx Julien
  12. Percival Proctor Mk.III (48006) 1:48 Dora Wings The Proctor was developed by Percival from their Vega Gull in response to an Air Ministry Specification for a radio trainer and communications aircraft. Percival made the fuselage 6 inches longer and incorporated larger rear windows. Modifications also had to be made to the seats in order that parachutes could be worn. The prototype first flew in October 1939 and was put into production fairly quickly. Over 1000 aircraft were built, the original 222 by Proctors, with the remainder by F Hill & Sons of Manchester. The original marks of Proctor (I through III) were very much of the Gull design, later ones were enlarged, but the larger aircraft suffered in terms of performance. After the war the aircraft were dispersed to various operators. The fleet was grounded in the 1960s due to concerns about the glued joints in the airframe; though some have been rebuilt with modern glues. They still make good light aircraft and inherited the Gulls folding wing which can make storage easier. 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, there are five decal options provided; LZ766 RAF as seen at Duxford 2017. 605 Royal Danish Air Force, Karup Airfield, 1946/47 Z7237 RAF, 1942 (its worth noting that these markings seem post war not WWII) RAF Serial HM300 but USAAF Markings 1945. W-1 1316 Communications Flight Royal Netherlands Air Force, 1947. Conclusion It is high time that we had some modern toolings of British aircraft from this period. Very Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  13. Julien

    Airfix F86

    I did find an error in the RAF Sabre book by looking at the model decal instructions on one of their photos.
  14. To get the maximum out of the moulds. Some look the same such as the prop but on closer inspection are slightly different. The sprues for this and the Vega Gull are the same in the box, only the canopy sprues and decals are different. Julien
  15. Julien

    Airfix F86

    Looks like they were mainly slatted but some were hard wings, perhaps attrition replacements? maybe these were the PRU blue aircraft?
  16. Julien

    Airfix F86

    92 had a mixed bag of slatted and hard wings so not all aircraft can be built from the Airfix kit.
  17. Julien

    Windsor Davies

    Sad to see him go. Aint half hot mum was a staple of TV back in the day. I also used to like Never the Twain with another screen legend now gone, Donald Sinden. RIP
  18. 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
  19. 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?
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Julien

    Latest Walkaround Updates

    Hi, with help from Mike, the other mods and the review team I have been working on getting a walkaround section here on Britmodeller. This will hopefully contain the sort of detail shots only modellers need. ie the left handed widget on the Blackburn Wurlitzer etc. We are aiming for Aircraft, helicopters, Tanks, Softskins, airliners, Ships, Subs, Weapons, Ejection seats, ground equipment. Basically anything of interest to the modeller. Guys & gals this section will only be as good as the info we can get and post up. If you would like to contribute then please let me know. many thanks Julien
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