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  1. F-32

    Hot Rod Event

    Here's a few from last years Surrey Street Rodders event, plenty more here: http://www.hanger51.org/the-garage/surrey-street-rodders-2014/ IMG_8750 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8597 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8578 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8573 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8681 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8740 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8724 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8720 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8387 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8452 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr
  2. Evening all, Seeing as my RIAT retrospective proved quite popular, I thought I'd share another bunch of shots from my second busiest show of the year. Yeovilton is essentially my local airfield, and I try to spend as much time as I can up there, especially during the show week, and with no clash with Flying Legends, I was able to spend a full four days up there from the Friday to the Monday to see pretty much everything arrive, display and depart the show. So then, Friday, which was spent outside the airfield, largely on the fence at the 09 end of the runway, which is a superb location for the Commando Assault practices in particular, although sadly the only cloud we saw all day covered the sun halfway through the evening practice, killing the otherwise stunning light. For the afternoon display rehearsals, I gambled on a new location under the 04 approach, which turned out to be pretty decent, being right underneath the displays, although the jets were a little distant at times. VL2014_Arrivals_011 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_012 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_015 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_006 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_001 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_038 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_046 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_048 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_050 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_060 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_068 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Arrivals_061 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr The show day itself was a touch disappointing, with a whole host of cancellations plaguing the flying programme, as well as indifferent weather conditions- being either dark and overcast, or bright sun right in your face- making photography different. The latter is something I can deal with, as essentially I'm only after good shots of the Commando assault, where the light comes good towards the end of the day. Sadly though, even the pyros for the final wall of fire went tech! Nevertheless, it was still a decent day's flying, VL2014_Showday_001 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Showday_002 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Showday_005 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Showday_039 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Showday_058 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Showday_069 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Showday_070 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Yeovilton's departures tends to be drawn out across two days, with the bulk of the foreign military leaving on the Monday. The French Navy however tend to depart on the Sunday, so we headed up once again on another overcast day to catch the Rafales depart, with anything else being a bonus. I've been after a shot of a head on Rafale ever since a friend of mine nailed one at the 2012 show, and fortunately, my luck was in as the pair backtracked the runway for launching. As such, I make no apologies for the amount of them! VL2014_Departures_013 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_012 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_001 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_015 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_018 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_008 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr The Monday was a much brighter affair weather wise, and gave a grand opportunity to catch the remaining foreign aircraft leave. Highlight of the day goes to the German Navy Orion, which requested an additional flyby after take off, which thankfully was granted, as the crew preceded to fly through at full chat and silly low level, 50 feet maximum. It was a fantastic moment, and rounded up the fine show weekend in superb style. VL2014_Departures_025 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_028 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_036 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_028 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_034 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_035 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_039 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_041 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr VL2014_Departures_002 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr As before, there's more to see on Flickr. Hope they were again enjoyable to view. Cheers, Shaun
  3. Academy 2014 downloadable catalogue: http://www.academy.co.kr/Include/catalog_downfile.asp?pFileName=academy_catalog_2014_kor.pdf Noted "NEW" (doesn't mean new tool nor new kit) in 1/32nd & 1/48th Noted "New" (doesn't mean new tool nor new kit) in 1/72nd V.P.
  4. Hi folks, I was putting off posting this in the hope that I'd get something else finished before Christmas, but after my contract finished last week I've spent my time either preparing for Christmas, doing some extra bug-fixing work, or being ill with the traditional end-of-contract cold. So we'll just have to make do with what there is up to now I had a late start to the year - I think it was February or March before I actually completed something, and that was the horrible squiggly beast which is Games Workshop's Tyranid Haruspex. I wasn't sure I liked this model initially but it grew on me after seeing some painted examples and I'm really glad I did one - painting icky stuff is childish fun. He still doesn't have a base, which is a bit sad, but eventually I'll figure something out. After that I made a little Schnellboot from Bronco's excellent 1/350 kit that I picked up on a work trip to the Bay Area. Almost out-of-the-box apart from some Fujimi sailors. The etch is scarily thin but I got it (mostly) fitted and it does add a lot of finesse. Around Easter I wanted some light relief from my still-unfinished LTAT GB project, Trumpeter's 1/200 Chinese destroyer "Anshan", which required a lot of bending, straightening, fixing and scratchbuilding: so I found Bandai's nice little kit of the gunship from Nausicaa in my stash. This is a rework of a Tsukuda Hobby kit, and has nice parts fit and characterful figures. I opted for a Zero green finish with a stripe and decal from a Ma.K kit: After that I built another Games Workshop kit which I didn't like initially, but grew on me. This was the new Wood Elf treeman, which I converted a bit, using two right hands and swapping the fingers and thumb over on one to make a left. That let me use both the big flowery staff, and the tendrils. I also trimmed his plaited beard and used it as a ponytail instead. This one was all about the painting, really, although the construction was fiddly owing to the many layers and fragile branches it went together well. We then had our club's BSK (Build the Same Kit) competition and amazingly we had enough votes for a Sci-Fi subject - the Battlestar Galactica Viper. Any variant was OK, I opted to build the newly-released Mark One from the original series. I went a bit far with the lighting on this one, making my own lighting rig with an onboard microprocessor controlling a mix of RGB and single-colour LEDs. I wrote an 8-bit animation system for the ATTiny controller which allowed me to keyframe all the lighting and made it easy to create some neat effects. I also made a seat and harness from epoxy putty, and rebuilt some of the naff detail on the landing gear legs. I left the painting and finishing rather late and it was a mad rush but I'm glad I got it done on time. After a difficult build I tend to retreat into the figures again, and I painted these fiddly-to-build Warhammer ghosts. The basic colours were airbrushed and then I used a lot of edge higlighting and glazes to get a glowy ghostly look. My wife thinks they look like floating cabbage though I then had a kit which went straight from the letterbox to the workbench. This was Eduard's MiG-15 dual combo bought cheap from HLJ. I'm a bit scared of aircraft in general, and small scale aircraft in particular, but I mostly enjoyed doing this one and I'm happy to have painted my first metal finish. I used the provided etch for the cockpit, and the resin rockets, but not the resin pylons or etched u/c details - the rest was quite fiddly enough, thanks! I still need to finish the second MiG... And last of all (so far) is Tamiya's Mark IV Male tank. I knew I was going to buy this as soon as it was announced, and again it went straight from the model shop to the workbench. I would've entered it in the WW1 GB but stupidly I forgot, and because it was so easy to build I was too far in when I remembered. The rather quick-and-dirty base (all done in a day) was to get it up off the table for our club competition, since I think the rhomboid tanks look better angled up a bit. I also tackled my fear of painting "proper" figures and had a first go at something in 1/35 - a modified figure from the British Infantry set included in the export releases. I think he came out OK, hopefully with practice and a bit more time/care I can get better at this. It's motorised (I love toys!) and you can lift it off the base and run it. No issues so far with the mud and so on getting in the way. I suspect it could be bedded-in better if assembled static, but I wasn't going to miss out on running over other models on the table, was I? And that's my lot! Not a huge collection but I like them all for different reasons, and I had fun making them. I also have a slew of WIPs to pick up - the Anshan, an assembled and primed Zvezda Topol, a vinyl figure, more GW stuff, and a scratchbuilt starship which was going great guns and then suddenly stopped for reasons I don't quite understand! I also did some non-modelling-modelling-stuff this year - I've never been much of a joiner of things, but I've been a member of Scale Models Wellington for a couple of years now and have taken over editing the club magazine, which means I'm on a committee (my first!) Ulp. So far I'm surviving (If you're interested in our club we have a Facebook group - all welcome.) Thanks to everyone on Britmodeller for being such a supportive and interesting bunch, and particularly those who have commented on the various WIPs or prodded me when I got stuck. It's really appreciated. Best wishes and happy Christmas! Will
  5. When I started tallying up the kits built this year, I was surprised at my output. I did more than a kit a month average. That means the stash will be finished in about 25 years if I don't buy another kit again; ever, never; not going to happen. In October I decided to get off of my rear and actually complete some kits that had been on my shelf of doom. Five of them were done. Here is the output month by month. JANUARY (slow month) 2011 Tiger Meet Tornado 1/144 Revell FEBRUARY Zero (Baa Baa Black Sheep Series) Revell 1/32 Less than a Tenner Group Build F9F Panther 1/48 AMT MARCH Black Panther Tornado 1/72 Revell APRIL Lavockin La 11 1/72 MPM MAY Payden Pa. 22/2 1/72 RS Models JUNE Rafale B Tigermeet 2006 1/72 HobbyBoss JULY F-104G Hunting Cat 1/32 Revell AUGUST IdolM@ster F-22 Raptor 1/48 Hasegawa SEPTEMBER Not a darn thing built!! (Spent time with Nigel; he distracted me from building. At least that's my excuse!) OCTOBER 1994 Tiger Meet Tornado 1/144 Revell KI-61 Hein 1/32 Hasegawa Moskalyev Cam 23 1/72 Special Hobby NOVEMBER P2V-7 Neptune (Neptune Buddy Build) 1/72 Hasegawa DECEMBER Osprey Eggplane Hasegawa ME 109 X 1/72 RS Models SHELF OF DOOM MODELS FINISHED!!!! OCTOBER Bf-109 C 1/48 Hobbycraft NOVEMBER Nakajima Rufe 1/24 Trumpeter P-51 Mustang III 1/32 Revell Sack AS-6 1/72 Special Hobby DECEMBER P-47 1/32 Hasegawa There are still too many kits on the shelf of doom and I hope to complete maybe two more kits before year's end. All the above have either WIP or RFI or both. Thanks for looking. As always, all comment are welcome.
  6. Well I did not think I would get anything in ready for inspection this year, I am not sure but I think this is my first of 2014. I have been doing plenty modelling off site but had to complete something and was particularly drawn to photos of XL444 in her Wraparound scheme. The Kit was a Joy to build she is temporarily on Corgi undercarriage which I repainted as these are more accurate in height, stance and shape than the kit parts though a bit simple, Till I have finished my part scratched ones for her. I decided to tint the windows but have since noticed that its only the front 3 however it seems to add something to it I like. The paint is Revell Gelboliv (yellowish olive) for the green which was brush painted and the Grey is Hu164 From a spray can. Decals : Wolfpack for the roundels which are the right size unlike the kit ones. all the stencils are also wolfpack , Fundekals for the circular panels. So Here are the photos hope you like her. Cheers Rob Sorry for all the photos I was enjoying my new camera Comments both good and bad welcome as always. Cheers Rob and thanks for looking
  7. Just a few, not up to the standards of most on here. Mick
  8. Hey guys, I've been in a bit of a quandry recently about which air show to attend. I would normally visit the RIAT but a combination of ticket price and so-so line up left me reluctant to part with the cash. As a result I have just booked my tickets for the Flying Legends show on the Saturday and I must say I'm really looking forward to it. However, I've never been to Duxford so my question is: What tips/advice can you offer for getting the most out of the day? I would really appreciate any input so thanks in advance for any contributions.. Cheers, Sean
  9. MikroMir (http://www.mikro-mir.com/aviatsiya-2.html) aircraft programme for 2014 - see herebelow - includes some very interesting injected kits, isn't it? Source: http://scalemodels.ru/news/7438-novinki-mikromir-2014.html 1/48 Lavochkin La-9 "Fritz" Lavochkin La-11 "Fang" Yakovlev UT-2 Yakovlev UT-2m Yakovlev Yak-15 "Feather" 1/72 NIAI LK-1 Fanera 2 Tupolev ANT-2 Sukhoi Su-9 (1946) Yakovlev Yak-11 "Moose" 1/144 Vickers Valiant Yakovlev Yak-11 "Moose" Yakovlev Yak-36 "Freehand" Yakovlev Yak-23/-23UTI "Flora" My favourites are the 1/48th La-9, La-11 & Yak-15! Will respectively replace the resin Scale Bureau and injected Czech Model kits. V.P.
  10. Fellow Followers of Airfix, I was just wondering if Airfix's decal choices for their 2014 range have been published anywhere? Catalogue perhaps? If I recall correctly, I did read somewhere that the 1/48 Spitfire Vb will have 249 Squadron (Malta based) decals, however not quite sure what the others may include. I suppose we can assume - Hurricanes - 85 sqd (Series 1) & 615 sqd (Starter Set) Tiger Moths - as per box art (x3) Lancaster - 35 sqd (FE) and 57 sqd Lightning F2A - 92 sqd (Starter set) Any additional information would be gratefully appreciated. Cheers .. Dave
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