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  1. Hi all and looking forward to this one! I'm in with the first F-14A Tomcat in 1/72...specifically this one. Kit will be modified as necessary to backdate it to a prototype, with decals from the good people at Caracal Models CD72106 - F-14 "Tomcat" - The Early YearsCaracal. Photos to follow soon, good luck with your builds and happy modelling. All the best, Dermot
  2. Great idea to have an inspiration gallery. Some previous special schemes & prototypes from me, all 1/72. Italeri Boeing X-32 Italeri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Lockheed Martin X-35B Italeri_X-35A_1_72 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Airfix Tucano s_Airfix_Shorts_Tucano_A73010_ by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter F-107A Ultra Sabre Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Hasegawa X-29 Hasegawa Grumman X-29_finish_7r by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell Tornado 'Pride Of Boelcke' Untitled by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell F-16 Tigermeet Revell_04691_F-16_Tigermeet_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell F-3 'Red Zebra' Tamiya_Tornado_F3_1 (5) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Hasegawa F-14 'Splinter Cat' Hasegawa_F-14_Tomcat_1_72_NSAWC_done (4) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell F-16C 'Zeus II' Revell_1_72_F-16C_Zeus II (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr
  3. Hi all and this is my latest finish for the 'Century Series' GB here on the site. The short build thread is here but to recap: Kit: Trumpeter#01605 North American F-107A Ultra Sabre Build: OOB Paints: Tamiya acrylics; Klear; Oil pin wash. Extras: Some extra stencils from spares Notes: Canopy fit needed some surgery; the intake doesn't fit quite right; some detail inaccuracies; very few decals (all the red is painted!). But very happy how it turned out and great to build something different. Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (11) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (10) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (5) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (9) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking and happy modelling. Dermot
  4. Hello there @IanHx Here's mine, the F-107A Ultra Sabre prototype. The build thread is here but to recap: Kit: Trumpeter#01605 North American F-107A Ultra Sabre Build: OOB Paints: Tamiya acrylics; Klear; Oil pin wash. Extras: Some extra stencils from spares Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (10) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (11) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (5) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for all your comments and encouragement and to @Dansk and @modelling minion for leading a great GB. Take care and happy modelling. Dermot
  5. And with last bits added, she's done! Finding it hard to fit that long nose boom into the photos Will post some more pics in the Gallery. Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (5) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Trumpeter_F107_Super_Sabre (11) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr I really enjoyed this one despite some goofs along the way (NASA logo a little see-through on the tail; side 'zap' not quite big enough). But I love having something different on the shelf and makes me want to build a NASA F-104 sometime. Thanks for all your comments, likes and words of encouragement and to Paul @Dansk and Craig @modelling minion for leading this great GB. Take care and happy modelling. Dermot
  6. Thanks everyone and just the last bids to add and she's done. Trumpeter_F107_WIP_16 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Final photos later tonight! Cheers, Dermot
  7. So just finished this one, my first ever biplane. The build thread is here but to recap: Kit: AZ Models 1/72 Martinsyde F4 Buzzard Build: OOB Decals: Painted except for the fuselage codes. Paints: Tamiya, Klear, oils for fading Extras: Pilot from spares, rigging (badly) from invisible mending thread This year is the centenary of the Irish Air Corps and the Buzzard entered service in the summer of 1922. They were the first aircraft and single seat fighter of the new force. This build was definitely NOT my best! The fit was terrible, some of the parts horrible. And then the 'rigging' was an absolute bear . My favourite part is probably the oil fading and how the prop turned out. I think I learned more while bodging this kit together than any other kit I've made. Anyhow, some pics and learned lots for the next biplane! Thanks for looking and happy modelling. Dermot
  8. So I tried @Paul Thompson and @bigbadbadge advice and used a large, flat head screwdriver to tighten the wires as best I could. Need more practice! With a final oil filter, she's done. Definitely NOT my finest hour! The fit was terrible, some of the parts horrible. And then the 'rigging'. But I learned more while bodging this kit than any other build I've done - next biplane will be better. I think my favourite part is how the prop turned out - happy with the wood grain. AZ_Martinsyde_F4_Buzzard_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr AZ_Martinsyde_F4_Buzzard_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr AZ_Martinsyde_F4_Buzzard_6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Will post some more pics in the RFI. Thanks for following and the words of encouragement and advice. Happy modelling. Dermot
  9. Yep, I think that cleans up ok for OOB! Italeri_172_F-5F_Wip_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Next thing I know, the fuselage is together! Italeri_172_F-5F_Wip_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Cheers, Dermot
  10. Thanks all, Paint all tidied up and on to masking the rear where the panels look a different colour - heat staining ? Trumpeter_F107_WIP_13 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr My first time trying effects with Tamiya Smoke and happy with that. Trumpeter_F107_WIP_14 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Then with another gloss coat, started on the decals. I'm going with s/n 55-120 which flew with NASA from 1957-59. I'm not 100% sure she carried the 'US AIR FORCE' name at the same time but too late now.. I'm also adding some extra stencils from the spares as there's very few on the kit decals. Trumpeter_F107_WIP_15 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Home stretch so hoping to make the end of the GB! Thanks for looking, happy modelling. Dermot
  11. Cheers @Paul Thompson and @bigbadbadge - I saw that same technique on an online build using a soldering iron. I did experiment on some wire I had mocked up but didn't work; I think the scalpel blade didn't give off enough heat. Will try it again with something wider, thanks for the tips lads! All the best, Dermot
  12. So a small update on this one. Rigging is mostly done - some of it is good, some is ok and some is really not great at all. I used invisible mending thread bought in a local craft shop. It's my first time trying it so learned a lot for the future if I ever decide to build a biplane again. AZ_Martinsyde_F4_WIP_10 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr The u/c fit was an absolute bear, not helped by the less-than-clear instructions and obscure mounting points - be warned! The upright struts for the gear needed a lot of persuasion as they don't appear to be the right shape/angle. Just a few more wires to do on the tail and then it will be final weathering and a flat coat. Thanks for looking, happy modelling. Dermot
  13. Hello all and here's the latest on the Super Duper Sabre.. A couple of light coats of Tamiya Silver X-11. I've never done a natural metal scheme before and the finish was a little rough. But after I let it dry for a couple of days, I gave it a gentle polish with an old cotton t-shirt which seemed to help smooth it out a bit. Trumpeter_F107_WIP_8 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Then started masking for the red areas, none of which are provided as decals.. Trumpeter_F107_WIP_9 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Used some Post-it notes as I was running short on masking tape.. Using the tail as a guide, I enlarged the decal plan in the kit on a photocopier to help with the masking. Trumpeter_F107_WIP_10 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr A coat of flat white to help with the red Trumpeter_F107_WIP_11 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And then a couple of misted coats of Tamiya Flat Red XF-7. Some areas will need to be fixed and tidied up - I'm also not sure the side 'zap' is high enough on the fuselage.. But I'm mostly happy with it and will be fine from 6 feet away. Trumpeter_F107_WIP_12 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking. Dermot
  14. Thanks all and here's the latest on the Buzzard. Glossed up and struts added. The kit instructions have a 1/72 side profile in them so that helped with getting the angle of the struts right - I just tacked on some plasticard with white glue. The struts in front of the pilot appear to be different lengths but are all the same part numbers...something not right there so fingers crossed they work. Yes, I could have made new struts from card or something but just trying to keep going with this one or I'll lose interest. And with the top wing added. The fit was ok-ish and while it's fine from the front, it's ever so slightly skewed when viewed from above. Oh well, every day is a school day. On to the dark arts of rigging next ! Cheers, Dermot
  15. So many awesome builds on here have given me the kick to get started., so here's the sprues and lovely decals. Will get started tonight on the cockpit. Italeri_172_F-5F_Box by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for the inspiration! Cheers, Dermot
  16. Given the demand for GBs here on the forum, I think that's a bit of a moon shot to be honest - we should have proposed it a couple of years ago! Nothing to stop anyone starting an Irish build and aiming to finish it before the year is out I suppose. Anyway, back to the build. More paint on and happy with how this is going - some tidy-ups needed here and there. AZ_Martinsyde_F4_WIP_78 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Cheers, Dermot
  17. Thanks everyone, appreciate all your comments ! I'm painting the markings on this one so first up is some Tamiya White. AZ_Martinsyde_F4_WIP_5 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Then masking for the national flags. The profile in Joe Maxwell's book "The Irish Air Corps: An Illustrated Guide" was really helpful for this. While the later Buzzard's were finished in silver dope, the early ones were in standard RAF Khaki Green scheme. AZ_Martinsyde_F4_WIP_6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Mostly happy with that! AZ_Martinsyde_F4_WIP_7 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Cheers, Dermot
  18. A jig? I think that's going to be beyond my modelling skills! You got it! I think that was the Type A Mk.II - yes, a Buzzard but with a longer front fuselage to add a couple of extra seats for the passengers. I'm just going for the bog-standard single seat fighter...don't have the skills to modify it!
  19. So with the 100th Anniversary of the Irish Air Corps this year, thought I would try my hand at one of their very first aircraft...and my first attempt at a biplane. AZ_Martinsyde_F4_Box by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr The Buzzard entered service with the Air Corps in the summer of 1922 and were the first aircraft and single seat fighter of the new force. I'm building this one in-flight so first step was to add a pilot - this fella was from the spares, with his head cut and repositioned. You can't tell but there is a panel, rudder pedals and joystick in there! AZ_Martinsyde_F4_Wip_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Lower wing and tail planes/rudder added. I've never built an AZ model before but it's going together fine - just taking my time as there are no locating pins or tabs. AZ_Martinsyde_F4_Wip_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr The engine supplied is resin and looks the part but the instructions say you need to add the exhausts from rod or stretched sprue - i'll do those at the end. AZ_Martinsyde_F4_Wip_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Then with the top cowling added - the fit here was a bit iffy and the plastic is very soft so some filling will be needed. AZ_Martinsyde_F4_WIP_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr More soon, thanks for looking! Cheers, Dermot
  20. Thanks everyone. Here's some more on the intake - it's not quite tall enough and a bit undersized in width across the fuselage. Oh well, fixing as best I can with some plasticard shims underneath and trying to fill on the sides. Trumpeter_F107_WIP_5 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And now ready for some primer. Trumpeter_F107_WIP_6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Looking very stealthy! A couple of areas to attend to but mostly happy with that! Trumpeter_F107_WIP_7 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr All the best, Dermot
  21. Thanks all, sorry for not posting in a while - was on holidays and other life stuff.. The intake is on (not a great fit, more on that again) and started on the canopy parts which are in three pieces. The front and rear fit great but not the middle.. Trumpeter_F107_WIP_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr But then if you fit the middle part up against the rear part, they fit great...but not the front! Trumpeter_F107_WIP_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr So will probably end up cutting off some of the front coaming so the front piece can sit further forward. Thanks for looking, all the best, Dermot
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