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  1. Still struggling with a pair of Mk XIV's but can't not be in this. This will be my contribution: Still haven't decided on a subject yet, but likely Geoff Wellums QJ-G. Or a DW-K from 610 Squadron. Or .... hmm Not intending to do too much to this one, but that is always an ominous thought. I do have some aftermarket that may be thrown at the model:
  2. Tamiya's new-ish T-55 in 1/48 scale. This model was built more or less out of the box with the only changes are sanding the tabs off one of the fuel tank brackets so I could leave one off and I added a piece of chain and a tarp made from tissue. Finished in Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics; decals from Star Decals, AK Interactive and Mig washes; and Mig pigments. Comments and criticism welcome!
  3. Fascinated by the exploits of Leutnant der Reserve Werner Voss during his short but active life flying various German scouts on the Western Front during 1916/1917, I decided some time back that the appearance of a 1/48 scale model of the pilot reflecting the well-known photo of him in front of the early Fokker Triplane in which he met his end offered 2 interesting departures for me in my erratic modelling hobby. First it gave me the chance to try to improve my figure painting skills (poor at best) and secondl,y it offered me the chance to buils a trio of the scouts he flew, decorated with my i
  4. HISTORY Under the MDAP (Mutual Defence Assistance Program) the Royal Navy received , from 1951 onwards, a total of fifty Douglas Skyraiders AD-4W. The Royal Navy changed their designation into AEW. Mk1. (Air Early Warning mark one.) Tasking was mainly providing over the horizon radar coverage to protect the British fleet from attack. By doing so they became the first dedicated frontline AEW system. The AN-APS 20 radar was placed in the dome and weighed about one ton. If working properly, it had a range of more than 100 nautical miles. Although , they provided sterling service, they actual
  5. Dear Readers, This model (The Truck) I encountered during my visit on saturday 02 juni to the Belgium Scale Model Convention in Putte. Anybody out there knows some more history behind this (excellent) model? Regards, Orion.
  6. Hi Guys I have just started production on some new sets for the Airfix Hunter First is a new undercarriage set in brass and a new nose wheel in resin. https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/hawker-hunter-brass-undercarriage-set-airfix second set is Ailerons, Flaps and Air Brake, note although not easily seen the trim tab is added to the one aileron https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/hawker-hunter-ailerons-flaps-and-air-brake-set-airfix third set is new inboard and outboard stores pylons, note new parts shown with kit
  7. Hello. I have been away for quite some time. Now, let me present you my first build of 2019. A 1/48 scale A-6E Intruder from Hobby Boss upgraded using Eduard's PE color cockpit set and exterior set. Hope you like it. If you are using Facebook, please follow my page: https://www.facebook.com/myanmarairmodeller/
  8. Hello All, Having got a Special Hobby Albacore for Christmas, which comes without a torpedo, I was looking for assistance on the size. Is it a 21” that should be put in the crutches? Do I need to rob a Swordfish kit? TW
  9. Good afternoon......I seek help with the @###*@*@ Airfix Bucc in 1/48! As is well known this is not the easiest kit out there (esp straight after a Tamiya Tomcat!). I've almost finished making the beast but have now at the slipper tank stage. My question is this, does it always need the b****y things???? I ask as they come in three parts designed by Lucifer herself. I am arming the beast with the included Sea Eagle. Did it ever fly without tanks? Any info will be gratefully received, especially if it's to say that they didn't.
  10. goose

    Hornet questions

    Hi do any of the F 18 Hornets in 48 scale come with foldable wings in the box?
  11. Hi all. I've been given this old kit wich, needless to say, it's not up to today's standards. Anyway, there's something around those old Hobbycraft kits that make me like them, surely fond memories from long ago, when I used o get them at a local hobby shop, long gone now. I'd like to build it using the kit decals, but don't know nothing about their accuracy. Seen some colour profiles online, but as a matter of fact, I don't use to trust them, unless a picture confirms me they're OK.... According to my info, this was a Hurricane MkIIb, deployed with USSR 609IAP, and piloted by Lt Iva
  12. Okay, so here's the background. Having returned to modelling as an adult - a mature/vintage one at that - I have been enjoying learning new techniques (thank you internet) and building various aircraft. WWII aircraft mainly. But with the odd exception. Having not built built a Spit since childhood, I got to thinking increasingly about adding Spit to the collection. One thought quickly led to another, and on searching for a suitable candidate, this 1/48 scale Dogfight Double from Airfix caught my eye (see pic below). Just £25/£26 for two aircraft
  13. Hi all...after a long time away from modelling, I've resumed my hobby with the challenge of finishing my pile of started models, an evergrowing pile that, at some point, became overwhelming.... The first of that pile is this P51D, built OOB with some leftover decals from an old Airfix kit....Painted with Vallejo Metallic colours Hope you'll like it...and best regards from Tenerife..!!! 20171205_194717 by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr 20171205_194820 by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr 20171205_194854 by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr 20171205_194840 by Arturo Navarro, en F
  14. Hi there, I wonder if my fellow BM colleagues can help point me in the right direction. I want to build a 1/48 scale Me 262 posed in an 'in-flight' wheels up configuration. I bought myself a Tamiya A1 kit which looks beautiful. But it is not designed to be built 'wheels-up' and has some lovely options for open gun bay, engine cowlings off etc. I do not want to cover up all this lovey detail, so I will build this one as intended in due course. i was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a 1/48 scale Me 262 kit that either comes designed with a wheels up
  15. I have been a big Javelin fan for over 30 years. I guess you can easily imagine my enthusiasm when Airfix announced their new 1/48 scale kit a couple of years ago. Actually this will be my second "big" Javelin and fourth to my collection. This kit is one of the best Airfix has ever released. It's very accurate in detail. This project actually started some 20 years ago when my friend visited Hendon and brought me this. It's a post card originally painted by Dugald Cameron. It has been hanging on my wall ever since. The "Tiger Stripes" of 60 Squadron looks very good along with the black wing
  16. 15th September 1940 Sgt Ray Holmes flying Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 from 504 Sqn rams Dornier Do 17z F1+FH from KG 76 in a last ditch attempt to bring the bomber down before it can make what he believes is a bombing run on Buckingham Palace. ...... and now a couple of shots of each aircraft without the prop blur. Both kits are 1/48 scale
  17. Hi all, Does anyone know if I can still get my hands on the Model Alliance 1/48 scale retirement decals from a retailer at all?
  18. How exciting it is for me to submit my first build to Britmodeller. Apart from introducing myself last night this is my first submission. Oh my goodness, I'm putting one of my works in the public domain for inspection. Please be kind to me, but be honest as well. If you think it's bad then say so, I've got my hanky out in case. I'll try and be a man and take it on the chin. As they say, if it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger. I have built several kits over the years but I wouldn't say I'm a prolific builder, I build about four aircraft or AFV every year of scales 1/72, 1/48, 1/35 or
  19. Here`s my 1/48 scale dio of an RAF Hercules carrying out an air drop in the 1980`s. It`s not particularly accurate in some areas and just built for fun with the old Italeri kit. The Landrover is from the Airfix Snatch kit, (I mutilated it a bit.. ), while the MSP, rigging and drogue chute are scratch built. All WIP details and a lot of great information about Herc drop ops from members far more in the know than I, can be found in the link below. Anyways, on with the finished pictures and I hope you like.
  20. Hello Chaps, I've finally completed my first build of the New Year, 2016...now on with the next one! Firstly, I'd like to say that this isn't a kit that I would normally be interested in buying, because of its 36 yr age, poorly engineered and molded parts, a few parts at that, the lack of details, raised panel lines and rivet details, with some rivets being very large for this scale model, and, there was a lot of clean-up to do regarding flash and parting-line miss-match. The engine cowling was poor fitting and there were gaps present at the joints of mating parts. But, that said...I needed
  21. Hello Chaps, I'm back to share with you my final build of 2015, that I completed the morning of New Years Eve. This was a gift from a fellow YouTube modeler, who sent it to me because he knew that I was enjoying building Luftwaffe aircraft during the last 8 months, but hadn't yet built a bomber, and that the Heinkel He 111 was a plane that I really wanted to get my hands on. This is a discontinued kit from 1994, but has been re-released under the Revell banner. For a 22 yr old kit, it has some reasonable details, including recessed panel lines on the exterior surfaces and three figures: a of
  22. Hy folks, this is my first 2016 finished model! I built my Revell's Strike Eagle strictly oob; no after were added, except for the Mk 82 bombs "stolen" from an Academy F-4 Phantom Painted with Guzne H305 (body) and RLM (nose) Great kit, had lot of fun in building! Hope you like it! ciao Ale
  23. Hi All, This was actually my last build of 2014 and is part of my Yellow Wings collection. I've always thought there's a great charm to this stubby little aircraft so building a colourful USN version was always going to happen. The CA kit is, in general, an enjoyable thing to build but does have a few things to look out for with regard to fit. Nothing that a bit of time spent studying the instructions and dry fitting doesn't sort out though. The markings were done using a combination of kit decals - mainly for the Felix emblem - and Montex masks for national insignia. I hope you all enjoy th
  24. Hi All, This is my rendition of the Hasegawa 1/48 F6-F5, using the Montex mask kit to recreate an aircraft from USS Santee, VF-24. The kit has been built by many Britmodellers so I won't go into the build but I chose to use the mask kit for a bit of fun and to have an extra colour to break up the Glossy Sea Blue. There's some limited pre and post shading to break it up even further but I kept it restrained as I couldn't find any reference shots of heavily weathered aircraft from this unit. I hope you all enjoy the photos. Cheers all, Roger
  25. tc2324

    Jag Tiger

    So another 74 Sqn what if based on `fact` completed. Within months of 74 Sqn disbanding at Tenagh in 1971 and handing in their EE Lightning F.6`s, word was soon spread around that the Tiger`s would reform in the shape of the new Sepecat Jaguar. Alas, it was not to be. But what if it had? Now some of you may be saying, `but wasn`t 74 sqn a fighter unit`? For the most part of it`s history, this is true. However 74 has also dipped it`s toe, (or should that be paw?), into the murky world of ground attack on more than a few occasions. Probably the most memorable being as part of the 2n
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