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  1. I found this photo collection just now, and it has numerous photos of WW2 US aircraft and radar pods, many of which were new to me, and I hope they are new to many of you as well. Mike http://www.gmodelart.com/2016/09/us-wwii-night-fighters.html
  2. I found this photo collection just now, and it has numerous photos of WW2 US aircraft and radar pods, many of which were new to me, and I hope they are new to many of you as well. Mike http://www.gmodelart.com/2016/09/us-wwii-night-fighters.html
  3. The Weathering Magazine Aircraft – Accessories AMMO of MIG Jiménez (AMIG5218) It can be said that the accessories used on a model can often make the model or diorama itself. All of those accessories build the overall picture. This magazine in the Weathering series really deals with aircraft models and the accessories you would use with them, though with the inclusion of vehicles it may be stretching the "accessories" tag a little. Each article concentrates on one technique, and after a preamble from Mig himself, it proceeds as follows: WWII Seat and Belts Boarding Ladder Tanker Truck Wicker Seats Barrels, maintenance and Power Supply Accessories Wheels and landing gear Support trolley and rigging Wheels, wheel bays and landing gear Spoke Wheels Seats (Ejection) Arresting Hook Propeller Jet FOD Covers Pilot Helmet MD-3 Navy deck tractor Each article spans a reasonable amount of pages, and follows the familiar pattern of AMMO books, with plenty of photographs of the work in progress, plus captions that complete the picture. Of course AMMO products feature heavily in the articles,, but the techniques are important in themselves and if you're not wedded to AMMO products for whatever reason, it is easy enough to substitute your own existing stocks. The modelling on display is first-rate and an inspiration to us all as to what can be achieved with a little bit of skill and some innovative products and techniques. While related to armour or vehicle projects the principles can be applied across the board. The magazine isn't over-burdened by adverts, and this English language version has been translated from the original language by Iain Hamilton, and is available in Spanish, French and Russian in addition. The series can be purchased individually or as a subscription from the AMMO website, or you can probably find them at your more adventurous newsagent or model shop. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a quick reference for weathering techniques. Review sample courtesy of
  4. Hi Guys, I'm new to this Forum so wanted to get some suggestions. Ive recently built; 1/32 Revell Harrier GR.1 1/72 Revell Spitfire Mk.Vb 1/72 Airfix Hawk T1 1.72 Airfix Lightning F.2a 1/72 Airfix Hurricane Mk.1 1/72 Revell Typhoon Bearing in mind I'm relatively new to the hobby (and on a student budget) do you have any recommendations on what to build ? I only really want to build RAF operated aircraft. Thanks in advance, Matt
  5. Hi all, The first time I decided to create a yearbook here. Still modest output with 5 models completed but that is the highest number ever for me!!! The first one was the Israeli F-16I in 1/72. Kinetic kit. I started it back in early 2019 but the construction was not really fast. I got it ready for painting by the end of 2019 so winter of 2020 was paint job and then quite long-lasting decalling and final touches so that the model was finished in May. The next one was Jet Provost by Sword in The Poachers livery. Started in late 2019 and pretty quickly (for me) finished in July 2020. Then my three-spitfires-project started to reach RFI section. I started the whole thing on December 30th 2019 and finished in December last year. Again on and off, quite prolonged paint job on camouflages one by one, but glad I managed everything within a year! Tamiya's Mk.Ia was the first: Followed by Airfix's Mk.XIX And then by Eduard's Mk.IXe And the complete project result: So three RAF aircraft and two IDF ones. None I'm disappointed with, so a very pleasant result in that unusual year which was actually giving me way more opportunities to concentrate on the hobby compared to a typical year. All the best, Dennis
  6. Andy's 2020 'Hanger' - RFIs done since Lockdown Started.. I originally posted this in the wrong forum! again!!!! stick to models Andy..not computer skills! LOL It's been a tough year ! I think that getting back in to making models has in some part kept me sane. I'm exceptionally grateful to everyone who has appreciated my work. Those of you here who have given me encouragement , advice and tips on how to do things better have been invaluable. Thank You so much ! It's been nice to correspond with people around the World who are interested in the same subjects too. Also to see other modelers different interests and work has been interesting, informative and above all - inspiring! I have to thank my long suffering partner - always patient and encouraging , Alison aka "S.H.M.B.O" and our two cats.. Richard and Zoe (Richard for spreading his fur all over the place when i decided to use my airbrush and Zoe for chewing the Beaufighter's completed torpedo in to a dead mouse 'sculpture' ! ) Happy Christmas to one and all! Lets hope for a more normal future and soon! Kind Regards Andy B17-G Little Miss Mischief in 1:72 Scale Tamiya P-47 D Bubbletop - 1:48 Scale Airfix Heinkel - He111 H6 - 1:72 Scale Tamiya Beaufighter Mk X 1:48 scale
  7. 72modeler

    416th BG A-20's

    Knowing how many of you are A-20/Havoc/Boston fans, I thought this footage might be of interest. The 416th is my favorite ETO A-20 group, and there are some excellent modeling details to be seen- nose art, unusual wing bomb rack loadouts,, and even some A-26's thrown in for good measure! The A-20 was such a handsome aircraft, in my opinion. Hopefully you will see some possible modeling projects. Loved the Cletrac being used as a tug! Footage via Zeno's Warbirds. Mike
  8. Hello guys, here is my next project, an anime themed model. It's Lynette Bishop's Spitfire Mk.IX from the Strike Witches anime.
  9. I'm keen to experiment with using washes to improve the finish of my models, so I would be very grateful for any tips on which wash(es) I should try - colour and brand - and how to get the best results. The models I make are mostly large scale WWII era aircraft, though I also do some vehicles for dioramas. Many thanks in advance for any help!
  10. Hello, I purchased the Heller 1/72 C-121 a and I am planning on biking it in the coming weeks. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on interior detail and whether the cabin can be seen through the fuselage windows. Also is there a best method of attaching these as I have recall glue for clear parts and I'm not overly fond of it. Finally, is there anything, in general, I should know about the build? Thank you so much in advance. I apologize if this is too much to answer
  11. Ok, so in a few weeks im going to start the Heller 1/72 C-121A and I was wondering if anyone had any advice: especially on the windows down the fuselage and how to attach them and whether i need to create my own cabin detail. Is there anything I must know about this kit?
  12. Hey, i know this probably has a really simple answer but i was wondering what is the best way to mask curves that follow a panel line?
  13. Hello everyone.. I just had an idea for a group build. We have all had relatives that served in the military or in civilian service, or served ourselves. Im proposing a group build celebrating those relatives and family histories or your history. I recently built a tank (trainers group build) that my grandfather trained in. I had an uncle that was in both the RN and US Navy in WW2 and Korea. So long story short is if you have a Familial connection to the equipment you wish to model, including being a passenger in some cases. Maybe they flew on H.P.Hamdens. Maybe they served on H.M.S. Repulse. Or drove a Firefly in N.E. Europe. We should celebrate there service. Maybe they were Rescued by S.A.R. Or flown home on a Lancaster or B-17 after being liberated from a POW camp. Maybe it was a slow boat from India or Burma at the end of the war ? I wont discourage civilian types as well. If you had a great uncle that shoveled coal for a British railway. Or was a crewman in the Merchant marine. Maybe they are a hostess or steward on British Airways ? Maybe they are a fireman or law enforcement ? We should celebrate them all as well. So if you're interested please let me know ? 1. Corsairfoxfouruncle 2. Helios16v 3. Ted 4. Zebra 5. Valkyrie 6. Jb65rams 7. Ray S 8. bigfoot 9. vppelt68 10. 825 11. JohnT 12. 12b. 14. 15. 16. Dennis
  14. We have just taken delivery of a selection of Kinetic kits with more due soon. Check out the selection here! https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/brands/kinetic/
  15. Well, I finally found what I was looking for...I've had the 1/48 Classic Airframes ASW kit for some time now. I located a 1/48 Gannet AEW of unknown lineage last month and I found a 1/48 Dynavector vac-form ASW. I'm planning on building the Classic Airframes as an ASW, the AEW as is and the Dynavector kit as a COD. I'm pretty sure I can find the decals, etc that I need to complete the project. I've just got an interest in these contra rotating prop birds. Wish me Luck! Nick
  16. Fairly new here (obviously as my post count suggests) and just started my very first model since I was about 13 (over 35 years ago) an Avro Vulcan (the Airfix 1.72 Vulcan to the Sky Set bought as a Christmas Present by the wife) - now, that is proving to be quite the project and with all the filling, sanding and scribing involved I feel like i've made very little progress... So in search of instant gratification...or at the very least a model I can build, paint and finish quickly...I purchased the smaller and ostensibly easier Airfix 1.72 Vampire T.11 - an aircraft dear to my heart as there was an abandoned one parked on the grass outside the ATC hut where I lived as a kid...and we used to clamber all over it before "Parkey" chased us off! Box Smaller and obviously at first glance likely to cause less trouble! Better fit and finish, recessed panel lines, nice decals...its obviously a far better quality model! First steps...prepare and paint the cockpit and fuselage nacelle Cockpit1 Airbrush it a nice even Black Cockpit2 Then finish off by painting a little detail, drybrushing with silver and adding a little aftermarket "help" Cockpit3 Cockpit4 Quite pleased so far - next step to do some of the large part assembly, get it fitted, filled and sanded...who knows I might get this completed in short order...which will be very satisfying!
  17. Hi all and great to look back at 2018 and the bits of plastic I stuck together, whether for Group Builds here or elsewhere, or just for fun. All are 1/72 unless noted. As I'm slowly getting into airbrushing, all of these are brush painted, except for any white finishes which are a rattle can with brush finish on top. First finish was a Revell Albatross in January for the Flying Boat GB here. Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (3) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_1_72_USCG_Grumman_Albatross (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Then, an equally ancient Jaguar T2 for the Matchbox II GB Matchbox T2 Jaguar EPTS PK-128 (1) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Matchbox T2 Jaguar EPTS PK-128 (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr A total change of direction for me - Armour! A Meng Toon Sherman with the Oddball/Kelly's Heroes treatment.. Meng M4A1 Toon Oddball_Sherman_Done (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Meng M4A1 Toon Oddball_Sherman_Done (8) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Sticking with wheels, an Academy Schwimmwagen for a Cars GB based on a well-known photo. Academy_1_72_Schwimmwagen_Crew_2_crop by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Academy_1_72_Schwimmwagen_Crew_4 crop by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Base 10 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Back to wings...an Esci Matador for the Hawker GB. Esci_AV8A_Harrier_Matador (9)f by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Esci_AV8A_Harrier_Matador (6)f by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Esci_AV8A_Harrier_Matador (12)f by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr More Naval wings - Cyber Hobby's SH-3D Sea King '66' for the Carriers GB. Cyber Hobby SH-3D Helo 66 (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Cyber Hobby SH-3D Helo 66 (4) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Cyber Hobby SH-3D Helo 66 (14) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr But the ancient kits keep calling me! Revell's F-105G Wild Weasel for a Good Morning Vietnam GB Quite happy how the camo turned out on this one using brushes.. Monogram F105G Wild Weasel_7 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Monogram F105G Wild Weasel_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Monogram F105G Wild Weasel_8 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Airfix's A-26 Invader as Tanker 59 for a Civil GB Airfix Douglas A-26 Invader_Air_Tanker (6) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Airfix Douglas A-26 Invader_Air_Tanker (9) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Similar vintage with their HS-129 for the Golden Age of Airfix GB. Airfix Hs 129 B-2 Done (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Airfix Hs 129 B-2 Done (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Airfix Hs 129 B-2 Done (14) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Back to the future with a newish kit that's not Airfix! Revell's mini Slave One for a Sci Fi GB. My first time using Maskol and really liked it. Revell_Slave_One_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_Slave_One_6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_Slave_One_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And my last one, finished on Christmas Eve as a thank you present for my neighbour who's related to Ernest Shackleton. The Revell kit......the new one! Revell_Shackleton_AEW_2_ (1) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_Shackleton_AEW_2_(8) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_Shackleton_AEW_2_ (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for all your comments, advice, likes and encouragement during the year - this hobby and the people in it are frequently my pressure-relief from all that's going on with work/family/life. etc. I appreciate the support! Keep on sticking for 2019 and yes, will fire up the airbrush (and build some newer kits) All the best, Dermot
  18. I have built five WW1 aircraft dioramas over the years 2000-2016 for the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa Canada.This all came about by chance and luck, chance, because I had just stopped teaching woodcarving at the time due to illness and luck because my first diorama was seen online by a fellow artist who worked for the museum and asked me if my stuff was available for donation with income tax relief.Of course, I was extremely happy because I had been wondering where I would keep such a large piece in my home in fact at the time I was working on an old TV cabinet that was to become its permanent home.One thing led to another and I ultimately built them five dioramas which are now on permanent display.It has been great to find a second career at sixty and make a little money too.Cheers! John.
  19. Hi all, I have been modelling for the last couple of years now after not touching a kit since I was young. To be honest I joint a forum to learn the "New game" which i did and got lots of help but it seems as though a lot of people have left and also there isn't much content on my favourite field which is aircraft. I might be making a forum taboo by doing this but am just looking for some more inspiration I suppose. Is this a faux pas? Will I be frowned upon? Kind regards Phil
  20. Hey Folks, My 17th Mosquitocon in a row. The attendees/entries have been excellent the past couple of years. Below is a link to some of the models I have captured digitally. Let me know if you can download them alright. I have never entered anything myself, my Spitfire is not done. I hope it is ready for the local show this September. Enjoy
  21. Hello everyone even though i have only been on Britmodeller since June Im thinking im a bit Daft since I’m proposing a Group build. I’ve mentioned the idea a few times and there seems to be some interest in the idea. So I am placing this out here to “test the waters” so to speak? Im also hoping to do this as a fun twist on accurate modeling. I am definitely looking for a more experienced member who might be able to help host this Group Build. Im also not sure if i should just set it up for best votes and praise ? Or if I should go about getting donations ? Or prizes ? Im not sure how to even do that ? Or how to Distribute them considering im in the United states. Is the prize donation a common thing ? Anyone that can help answer these questions would really help me out. The Group build I am thinking of is based on Aircraft in Movies and Television programs. There is almost 100 Years of movies and 65+ years of television to dig around in and find something. Everyone here probably enjoys a good movie or TV program. Especially if it revolves around an aircraft ? Am I correct ? So I’m thinking of this as my Build proposal. Pick an aircraft used in a Fictional movie or TV show. The subject is open to any real type of aircraft or spacecraft. The idea being to recreate that aircraft that got you hooked on airplanes or was in a favorite movie as an adult or a child. I propose that you must be true to the movie, not the real life aircraft it was depicting. Hollywood and other studios have made a lot of money over the years by building models, movie props, and using stand-ins for our entertainment. Now its our turn to pay homage to those very movie props, models, and real aircraft stand-ins by Recreating them Faithfully. I am proposing this as an all aircraft build. There are movies about cars, non flying military, and Sci-fi so those could be there own group builds. The no Sci-fi idea doesn’t include movies based in real space. So if you want to do a Real space capsule used in a fictional movie or tv series you are welcome to do so. I would also have to rule all Documentary films out as they depict aircraft in there real settings, markings, and environments. That would be opposite to the very idea of this build. Im Familiar with quite a large library of Movies and TV shows, but freely admit I’m not Omnipotent. That being said Im quite sure there are TV shows and movies from around the world that do qualify. I ask that you point them out to me and the other future host’s (once they have joined in). You never know you might even get some of us interested in your favorite movie or tv show. Myself at first and eventually all hosts will determine if your choice falls within the overall scope of the group build proposal. Once again i don’t know everything so you may also propose ideas or amendments to the group build, If you believe i have missed something. Please include or suggest any idea’s that would improve everyones enjoyment in this group build idea. I am not against receiving help or good ideas. I have included a Prototypical Build Rules section, and a rough list of some examples of movies and TV shows. This is to give a general idea because the full list would take up way too much space. So lets see if we can get the required number by November. If not maybe we can get in for 2019 ? BUILD RULES These rules are prototypical and a summary of whats above. Hopefully they’ll be expanded to cover any questions that come up as a result of how many people show interest. 1. Any scale, any kit, scratch-built what-ifs are acceptable if they were used in a movie ( Firefox’s Mig is an Example). Absolutely all Standard build rules apply such as the 25% rule. 2. Any Real aircraft/spacecraft can be used as your subject. This includes Civilian airliners in fictional markings from movies and TV. However it must have been used in a Fictional movie or Television program. An example would be 1969's "Battle of Britain" the Special Hobby Buchon standing in for the Bf 109 or the later mark spitfires substituting as a Mk.1 Spitfire. 3. Markings must be the markings used in the film or Tv program not in real life. Yes we all know and understand Hollywood and other studios don't use or understand accurate depictions. Thats the point of this build to have fun representing a movie aircraft. You can now build a model that is inaccurate. You may use AM decals or AM parts to depict your model. You may depict the correct markings used on your model if thats how it appears in the Film/TV show. 4. Space subjects are acceptable from actual movies or Tv shows based in space. Example would be the Apollo capsules in 1969’s “Marooned” or the Mercury capsules in 1983's "The Right Stuff" 5. No Automotive, non flying military, or Sci-fi subjects please. There are enough movies in existence that those could be there own group builds. Any Film or Tv program can be used as the basis of your model. The exception being to no Documentaries. 6. If you post images, videos, quotes for reference please cite the proper copyrights or ownership of the materials. We want to stay legal and on the good side of Studio’s and the creator’s of that material. 7. Hosts and or Moderators would have to decide if any subject is acceptable/unacceptable ? If you are unsure of your choice please include a description of the Aircraft or Movie/Tv program in question and ask for a decision. Myself and eventually the other host/host’s will research and decide. Film examples These include civil, military aviation, and Space themed movies. Howard Hughes 1930 "Hells Angels" 1938's "Dawn patrol" 1942's "Captains of the clouds" 1942's "Flying Tigers" 1944's "30 seconds over Tokyo" 1949's "12 o'clock high" 1954's "The bridges of toko-ri" 1955's "Strategic air command" 1955's "The Dam busters" 1963's "633 squadron" 1964's "Dr. Strangelove" 1966's "Blue Max" 1969 "Battle of Britain" 1969’s “Marooned” 1970's "Tora-Tora-Tora" 1976's "Midway" 1979's "1941" 1982’s “Firefox” 1983's "The Right Stuff" 1985's "Top Gun" 1986's "Iron eagle" 1988's "Bat 21" 1990's "Memphis Belle" 1990's "Air America" 1991's "Flight of the Intruder" 1996's "Tuskegee airmen" 2001's "Pearl Harbor" 2004's " The Aviator” 2006's "Flyboy's" 2012's "Red tails" 2017's "Dunkirk" Fictional Airliners in movies also are acceptable. So if the great big commercial planes are your thing join in. T.V. Examples Just to name a few from American T.V. Im not familiar with most TV Programs from outside the United States. I imagine there was at least one related to aviation. Please suggest these so Myself and eventually the other host or hosts may research the program in question and decide on its inclusion. TV program Aircraft such as used in "I dream of Jeannie", “6 million dollar man”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, "Call to Glory", or “China Beach” Several episodes of The Twilight zone dealt with aircraft. The B-25 in "Kings 9 is lost” is one very prominent episode. Which is based on the "Lady be Good" story. The Sitcom "Wings" Fictional airlines “Nantucket Airlines” Interested parties with proposed builds. 1. Corsairfoxfouruncle - 2. Skids - Grumman Goose 3. Zebra - Mil.24 Hind 4. Kallisti - 5. John D.C. Masters - Bristol from “Death Hunt” 6. Crossiant Oliver - “Dunkirk” Spitfire or Messerschmitt. 7. Mancunian airman - 8. vppelt68 - “Wild Bill Kelso’s P-40E” 9. Romeo Alpha Yankee - Boeing VC-25 “Air Force one”
  22. Whilst casually browsing the WWW looking at all things Fleet Air Arm at this particular time and came across images of aircraft mounted on gun turrets, novel I thought , and here's my question. How did the said warships recover their aircraft after they had done their job? Stuart
  23. Hi all, I'm new to the group, but have looked over some of the outstanding builds that have been posted previously, and in awe at the skill levels evident! This has partly been my inspiration to have a model commissioned, by a work colleague, of the first aircraft I ever worked on in the RAF once out of training, a 54 Sqn Jaguar. I have elected to go with the 1:48 Kittyhawk kit, despite the described flaws, simply because of the availability of extra detailing sets. I've already bought the aircraft tug, avionics bay, RAF diorama set and cockpit set, and looking to get the legs, wheels, undercarriage bays, pitot and Houchin. To help the modeller, I was up with 238 Sqn at RAF Cosford last week, and took a load of detail shots of Jaguar GR1 (mainly) and associated equipment, that I thought might be a useful resource for other modellers: Jaguar GR1 and Associated Equipment Images Finally, I am trying to find images of the engine transportation trolley that carried the mobile stand out to the squadron from the bay, and an engine change kit if possible, can anybody help? Thanks and regards, Kev.
  24. Hi, Finally we have the JHmodels Jigs back in stock. Current prices... small monoplane is £18, large monplane is £23, small biplane £20 large biplane £26 all plus P&P The extra large monoplane jig is available to order, current price is £35, contact us direct. Thanks, Paul
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