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  1. Hello everyone... Im looking for any photo’s of VF-85 F6F-5 Hellcats from the early months of 1945. They were on board USS Shangri-La and would’ve carried the lightning bolt identifier on the tail and wings. I e only found this cgi version. Seeing as I’m doing a Corsair with these markings and have an Eduard Hellcat which I’d like to build alongside of it. If not I will fall back and do the VF83 kit markings. Any help I would be of grateful for. Dennis
  2. Dear fellow Britmodellers, my first completed AFV in 2021 is the 1/72 Special Hobby Marder II. This kit was originally released under the 'MK72' label in 2011. It's a highly detailled quality tooling, on par with the latest Revell releases. Coincidentially, other versions based on this chassis (StuH Grille & Marder III) will be released by Revell Germany, according to their news announcement. I especially liked the one-piece tracks that simply wrap around the drive sprocket, as link'n'length tracks in 72 scale frequently cause me problems. I painted
  3. Sat in the shed, idly scanning the shelves, looking for something different, I happen upon these ageing beauties................... Flak 9 by phil da greek, on Flickr Flak 8 by phil da greek, on Flickr But what to do with them? Something different.................flicking through Wikipedia later I come upon a couple of pictures of a huge flak barge. Using a little artistic licence this then is a flak barge from the back end of the war, anchored perhaps on the Rhine somewhere, a welded steel plate barge built to mount the two guns on with a little accomodatio
  4. Hi all I've just been looking at Wg Cdr M L Donnet's Mustang in "RAF Mustang and Thunderbolt Aces" I cannot find supporting photos of it anywhere else. How big would his personalised fueslarge recognition letters have been and can I find them on a 1/72 decal sheet? What colour is the spinner bose? Book gives dark blue. Black on some sites showing artists' impressions. If anyone can give me a link to photos of KM121, I shall be very grateful Cheers M.M.
  5. While looking for B5N2 Kate photos, I found this amazing collection of photos of Japanese surrender delegation aircraft as they flew to and landed at Ie Shima. I don't think these have been posted before- if so, I apologize! I can only imagine what the Japanese flight crews must have thought as they were surrounded by their former enemies. Some interesting and unusual model projects here! Enjoy! Mike https://www.meetup.com/aviation-76/messages/71403212/?_cookie-check=-q69SylJtvyF5VKk
  6. Hi to all,After 8 moths of hard work I finished my last diorama based on Battle of Poznan (Poland).I made a video to show the diorama. I have used Tamiya & Zvezda figures and vehicles. The building and furniture is from Airfix. The video will not leave you indifferent.--------------------------------------------------------------------Video Link: Battle of Poznan Diorama video presentation-------------------------------------------------------------------- Captures: Best Regards
  7. Hello, here's my 1/72 Hasegawa Junkers Ju-88 G6 "Nachtjäger" of 6./NJG2, Fritzlar 1945. I used Eduard photo-etch, True Details resin wheels, Schatton antennas and markings from Authentic Decals. Painted with acrylics from the Gunze/Mr.Hobby range. The Hasegawa kit has some fit issues, which is strange for a modern HQ tooling. The fuselage halves need some filling and blending, the nose cap is over-sized, the wing tips and the belly insert with the guns don't fit very well either. The antennas are metal pieces from Schatton (http://www.modellbau-schatton.privat.t-online.de/). They
  8. Hello, this is the second Kovozavody Prostejov Mustang III I've fínished - this time, in RAF markings for 19th Squadron, based at Peterhead, spring 1945. The model was painted according to the kit instructions, using Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. I painted the 'sky' fuselage band but failed to match the Color of the code letters. *doh!* The yellow/black spinner caused some trouble when I tried to mask the stripes with Yellow Tamiya tape - due to the curvature, I had some paint creeping under the mask and re-touches were done by hand, using Vallejo paints. I've added Qucikboost resin exhausts (
  9. Hello, and thanks for your interest in this topic. Here's my rendition of AZ Model's latest release of the 109 Series - this is the G-14AS. As far as I am aware this type has never been available as an injection molded kit before. I added Brengun phot-etch for various details, such as antennas, flaps and interior pieces. The pitot tube is from Master Models. The model was painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. This patricular aircraft is well documented. There are a number of period photographs. Some of the technical details visible are: - missing cover of the tail wheel well - T3 r
  10. Hello, and thanks for your interest in this topic. This is the third Bf-109 I've built in a row, this time it's AZ Model's new Bf-109 G-14. In my opinion, this kit is on par with the Fine Molds kit in terms of accuracy and detailling, but sells for less than half the price. Assembly is easy, with good engineering and flawless surfaces. Only a little filler was used for the wing/fuselage joint and on the fuslage halves. I added Brengun photo-etch set, Rob Taurus vacu canopy (designed for Revell's Bf-109 G-10, but suitable for this model as well) and Eagle Cals decals from "Messerschmitt Bf
  11. Hello and welcome to 2016! My last build from 2015, the first to be presented in the new year. Sword 1/72 Spitfire XVIe with photo etch from Brengun, Vacu canopy from Squadron and Decals from Xtradecals. Represents SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound” of 421(Royal Canadian Air Force) Squadron in 1945. Flown by Flt.Lt. Richard “Hap” Beal. Painted with acrylics from Gunze/Mr.Hobby. Main Inspiration for this build was the model by Mr. Jekl, as seen on Britmodeller: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234949348-supermarine-spitfire-mkxvi-172-sword/ Pictures by Wolfgang Rabel of IGM Ca
  12. My first completed build in 2016, another Focke Wulf Fw-190 from Eduard's Profi Pack. Added photo etch landing gear covers from Eduard Set and decals from Aeromaster (Butcher Birds #72001). Photo of the original aircraft here: http://www.jg300.de/fw-190a-gelbe-1-7-oder-17.html Gun barrels from Master Model. Painted with acrylics from Gunze/Mr.Hobby. Photographs: Wolfgang Rabel, IGM Cars & Bikes Cheers!
  13. Hello, here's my Eduard Fw-190 A8 finished. Work in progress: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234991920-building-the-172-eduard-focke-wulf-fw-190-a8/ Landing gear doors are photo etch pieces from Brengun (intended for the Airfix kit). Gun barrels & pitot tube from Master Model. Painted with Gunze acrylics according to instructions. Thanks for looking. Greetings from Vienna Roman
  14. Hello and thanks for your interest in this topic. This is my 1/72 Airfix Fw-190 A8 dressed as a "Sturmbock" of II/JG4. This particular aircraft is well documented on color pictures (seen here: http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/luftcambg_5.htm). It was piloted by Walter Wagner on January 1, 1945, participating in"Operation Bodenplatte". It was hit by flak during the attack over St. Trond airfield, when the engine died and the pilot had to make and emergency landing. The plane was captured by the US Forces and sent for evaluation. It later carried an all-red color, decals for the caputr
  15. Hello and thanks for your interest, this is another marking option from AZ Model's latest G-10 "Diana" kit. It represents 'Gigi', a machine of II/JG 52, in the closing weeks of the war. I could not find a historic photograph of this machine, so I had to relate to AZ Model's paint instructions and a color profile in a Kagero book (JG 52) respectively. Photo etch parts from Brengun, vacu canopy from Rob Taurus. Painted with Gunze acrylics. Weathering with pastel chaks and artist's oils. Greetings from Vienna! Roman Photographs: Wolfgang Rabel, IGM Cars & Bikes
  16. Hello and thanks for your interest, this is Hasegawa's 1/72 Bf-109 G14 with Resin engine and photo etch from Aires. The vacu canopy is from Rob Taurus. The pitot tube is a metal item from Fine Molds Accessories. Photographs by Mr. Wolfgang Rabel of IGM Cars & Bikes - a big THANK YOU! The model represents a machine of JG52, photographed after the end of hostilities in May 1945 at Neubiberg. Pictures suggest a quite faded camoflage, I tried to replicate this by adding a drop of White to each base colour. Painted with acryclics from the Gunze/Mr.Hobby range. Weathered with artist oils
  17. Hello and thanks for your interest. This is another AZ Model Bf-109 from my workbench, The markings represent the mount of Gefr. Alfred Michels of 16/JG53, who crash-landed this plane behind American lines on January 1, 1945. A number of pictures of this machine exist on the internet - an interesting feature is the placement of 'Blue 2' which sits upon a patch of colour where a previous number had been overpainted. The "Blue 2" is on the second fuselage segment behind the cockpit, on the left; It's on the first fuselage segment behind the cockpit, to the right. The number
  18. While working on my "big one" - Airfix 1/72 Lancaster BII - I have completed these two kits on the side. They are from Eduard's "Dual Combo" set which comes with Photo-Etch parts and an extensive decal sheet. Both kits were built from the box with the addition of SBS resin spinners - the kit's items look a little bit like "Kremlin's Towers". I also added Rob Taurus vacu canopy on "White 24", as the plastic kit part is too thick to fit over the back section of the cockpit. Both kits were painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics and weathered with artist's oils and pastels. Metal blanking plate
  19. Lavochkin La-7 Commander of the 156th IAP Lt.Col., Hero of the Soviet Union S.F. Dolgushin, 215th IAD, 8th IAK, 4th VA, Kluzow, Germany, April 1945 Kit: 1/72 Eduard ProfiPack Afermarket parts: Pavla vacuformed canopy The main problem areas of the kit (fixed in this build) were: Wrong shaped wing tips (actually beginning at approx. 1/3rd of the span from the tip) both in profile and frontal view. While fixing this error, the aileron surface detail (being originally in "shrink-wrap" style) was lost and a new, more correct representation of doped fabric tautened over the frame with
  20. Just finished this today. Hasegawa kit, Aires pit, Eduard p/e, UltraCast prop, True Details wheels, QuickBoost exhausts. Painted through out with Gunze and weathered with oils etc. I also tried my hand at riveting the airframe for the first time. Just noticed i've forgot to attach the pitot tube and I may have a go at attaching some sort of canopy restraining wire as well. I've got a build thread somewhere on here. I'm not entirely happy with how its turned out, it looks a bit shoddy.
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