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  1. We saw Dunkirk during the year that passed and we have the upcoming movie "Hurricane" in the future... But what is happening with Peter Jacksons "Dambusters", Tom Hanks and HBO's "The Mighty Eight" and Ridley Scott's "Battle of Britain"? Are those projects abandoned?
  2. Kit: Eduard 1/48 Spitfire “Spitfire Story: The Few” boxing Decals: DK decals Spitfire Mk I/II Aces The newly arrived Eduard Spitfire will be my next entry into the group build. I am really looking forwards to building this kit, so as soon as my Tamiya Spitfire is finished this will be on the table! Middle Wallop is just down the road from me, so I wanted to build an aircraft from one of the Spitfire (234 and 609) or Hurricane (238) squadrons which operated from there during the Battle. When I saw there were decals for Bob Doe’s Spitfire, then that was the natural
  3. Hi all, first post in this area of the forum! I wonder if anybody can help me. I am looking for a standing figure of an RAF pilot with a dog to stand next to a Spitfire I i will be building. Preferably resin. Thank in advance Ash
  4. Hi Chaps, I wasn't planning to join this Group build but with time on my hands during self isolation in Pattaya I've decided to dig this from the stash. The kit was a gift back in 2003 so it will be good to see it finished. Planned scheme is that of the famous Kiwi ace Brian Carbury from 603 squadron at Hornchurch during the Battle of Britain. The kit decals look a bit past their best. Colin
  5. Hi, I'm on a bit of a BoB kick during our lockdown, here in sunny AZ. The whole photo album is here; https://photos.app.goo.gl/pVxL6xq2z6MyBP7g7 The day our LHS, Andy's Hobby Headquarters was forced to close I stopped in for supplies and noticed the ICM He 111H-3 on the shelf. I have the Xtradecal X48087 Battle Of Britain sheet, and have used it on a Bf 109 and in progress a Bf 110 and a Stuka, so I bought the HE 111. That'll get me my money's worth out of the Xtradecal sheet :). Started the kit on Tuesday. It is very nice. good internal detail, t
  6. This was a Christmas present off my lovely sister and builds up very nicely indeed. I have built it out-of-the-box with just the addition of some generic photo-etch belts on the front seat. The main colours are from Tamiya with others from Vallejo Model Air. I found the Airfix decals to be quite thick and difficult to get to conform, but they did with lots of Micro Sol and perseverance. I tried some post shading on the underside, but prefer pre-shading as it can be covered more easily when you get carried away! I tried to vary the camo colours as I worked by adding drops of white, but it may b
  7. Hello all im in a bit of a conundrum here. Im building Eduards 1/72 Bf-110D weekend edition. I know the Decals are forZG-77 in Norway. But i know the squadron was also in the BoB through august of 1940. The scheme calls for the standard RLM Color callouts of RLM-70/71/over 65. My Questionis this ? Would it be possible to do mine in the RLM-02/71/65 or a variation of RLM-70/71/65 with additional splinters of 02 also sprayed on ? And also Do i add mottling for August or did that start later ? Any offer of ideas will be greatly appreciated. Dennis
  8. Very sad. First we lost Eric 'winkle' Brown, now Bob Hoover: http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2016/10/bob-hoover-one-of-nations-greatest-pilots-dead-at-94/ a very brief overview of his career: Will
  9. Does anyone know what squadron codes Spitfire N3040 wore at the time it crashed in Horsmonden on 18th August 1940, piloted by Robert Stanford Tuck? Will
  10. Hi guys this is a left over from the Battle of Britain GB III. I will now try to finish it here. Here is a link of what has been done earlier. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234985986-bf-110d-148-eduard-update-27-8-2015/ Cheers,
  11. ...a good book which covers the Battle of Britain well from the Luftwaffe perspective? TIA Adrian
  12. Hey guys, i would like to show you my last effort, Bf 109E-3 made for the Battle of Britain group build here on BM The Emil was ment to be built as a birthday gift aaand i already gave it away, but first i did made some shots For those interested, the build thread is here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234986518-bf-109e-3-jg-52-karl-wolff-148-eduard-finished/?p=2063860- though i have been in big time pressure so i was more building then taking shots and making threads :/ I did build the kit mainly from box, just added some details to the cockpit and gear and focused
  13. Back in the 1970s, my dad built an Airfix Dornier Do17 as part of his collection of World War 2 aircraft. I can't tell you how many bombing raids that model and I made on our flower beds, but our missions eventually ended after one too many hard landings on the kitchen counter. (The dining-room table was highly polished and strictly off limits !) Fast forward forty something years and I've built my own Airfix Dornier Do17 - this time using their new kit for a BoB group build at our local club I used Xtradecals X72206 to represent F1+FH which was shot-down over Victoria station 75 yea
  14. Hello, I'm presenting my recently finished Westland Whirlwind Mk.I, built as part of the "The Battle of Britain" competition on Polish "Scale modelling with passion" forum. I used Eduards PE's and scratchbuilded some details (eg. moved antenna mast onto the canopy to represent early production variant). Hovewer, I am aware, that not all of the issues of this kit were corrected. All the markings were painted using masks (as you probably know, the decals in this kit are of low quality...). The model was painted using Tamiya and MrHobby Acrylics. You can see all the models built during this c
  15. Hi, Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain there will be a mass flypast of 40 aircraft beginning at midday today. From the website: On 15th September 2015, the 75th anniversary of victory in Battle of Britain, an estimated 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes and Blenheims from across the UK, USA and Europe will come to Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, to take part in an historic flypast over the South of England. The event brings together in one place more Battle of Britain aircraft than at any time since World War Two.
  16. Hi, i will be entering my build of the Airfix 1/48 Ready For Battle gift set. i have had my eye on getting this kit for some time, and when i found out about this group build i thought it enough justification to build this kit/set (i was going to build the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk IXc, which will just have to wait). annoyingly i will have to hand paint it as my airbrush is broken at the moment, but will try my best. (image courtesy of airfix)
  17. My entry for the GB will be the Revell 1:32 Spitfire IIa, dressed in the colours of 19 Sqn in October 1940. Specifically this will be the aircraft QV-Y, P7423 flown by S/Lt Arthur Blake at that time, who was sadly shot down by 109s later in the month. My aim is to add some propblurs and show the aircraft in take off mode. This will need a pilot figure needless to say. Initial photos will be added later... I'll be nice to make something that isn't Science Fiction for a change!!! Wonder if I can remember how to do that...
  18. DB-3F/IL-4/IL-4T Soviet Long Range Bomber 1:48 Xuntong Ilyushin began work on this twin engined long-range bomber long before the outbreak of WWII, and it was initially given the code DB-4 from the Russian for Long-Range Bomber. The designed was warmed over from one previously entered for another competition, and through constant changes to the structure, engines and other equipment it morphed into the DB-3F, which was re-designated as the IL-4, which benefitted from more improvements that resulted in a stronger, lighter aircraft that could carry more fuel, and with a lengthened fuselage i
  19. These were two of the finest kits i have ever built. They are beautiful kits. They are both built straight from the box with the exeption of belts in the hurricane. The undersides and earth were airbrushed but the green was brush painted. That was a pain. The Tamiya paints airbrush beautifully , but not so good on the brush painting side i n my experience. I wish i could take better photos , they really dont do the complete models justice. My only small bugbear was the undercarriage on the spitfire. They could have been mounted better. Cue the Battle of Britain music!
  20. Mrs Loft-full tells me her friend, Helen Doe, has a biography of her father coming out on 15th May 2015. http://helendoe.co.uk/fighter-pilot-new-book/ Helen Doe is a professional historian and generally writes about maritime matters. On this occasion however she has applied her skills to write about her father W/Cdr Bob Doe. I'm very much looking forward to reading this book.
  21. Ok at the risk of incurring everyones wrath as this has been asked before I am struggling with the maths of this all/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Air_Force_roundels if a roundel is 35 inches does each band reduce by an inch. I am not getting the ratio thing http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/Aviation/roundels/RAF_Roundels.htm Type A1 35" Ratio 7:5:3:1 next if I need to go to millimetres - forgive me I grew up with the SI system - 35inch = 35 /48 = 0.729 in mm = 0.729 * 24,5 = 18.51 Camo and Markings Page 24 by Paul Lucas confuses me even further!!!!!!!!!!! How do I interpret these
  22. Sean_M

    RAF Colours BOB

    I am sure this has been debated and delay with elsewhere and I recall some seeing colour pictures which show a more lighter red and blue for the Battle of Britain period for Spitfires and Hurricanes, However "Official Camo and Markings 1939-1945" indicates roundels to be painted in Red and Blue which if one compares the colour chart in the book is the darker colours. Kit manufacturers seem of little help when comparing decals. Was there indeed a lighter shade that was then later changed to the standard seen after 1941?
  23. Its been a while since i did any real modelling, so i offered to make my friend and colleague, a model of one of his fathers hurricanes which he flew during the B-o-B. This was partly to say thanks to him for all the help he has given me over the last year, and partly a way to get back into the modelling groove. His father was Welsh RAF fighter ace Fredrick Higginson, who sadly passed away a few years ago now. I was lucky enough to have an evening reading through his flight log and i have posted a few interesting photos of that also. For which hurricane to make, I was spoilt for choice.
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