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  1. I thought I had it there for a moment. I did. I really thought I had it. Subject matter with extra added interest. Don’t you feel somehow diminished by all these hordes of modelers who manage to find subject matter with extraordinary background stories, exciting histories, and tales of derring do ? You know who you are mes amigos What do I get? Another mundane, dull, run of the mill, and oh so boring 28 Squadron aircraft. I must have picked the most boring Squadron in the whole of the RAF to choose as my modeling subject matter. Not even a fancy nickname. Boring.
  2. Maybe I'm just a glutten for punishment, but I'm starting a 1/48 Classic Airframes Lockheed Hudson III, to be finished as LM*L, 113(BR) Sqdn, RCAF, which scored the RCAF's first U-Boat kill. Right off the hop, I knew about the split elevator problem, instead of the correct one piece elevator. What I didn't know until now was that CA had molded ALL of the fight controls scalloped out as though they were fabric covered instead of the correct metal! Should be an interesting challenge! Aviaeology's excellent decals set "First kill Hudsons"
  3. Hello All, This is going to be my first thread of a build here on this site. Its going to be this kit, its a classic one. I already started with this kit a little while agoo. I started with te resin cockpit. In addition there are some PE parts too. Some parts of the resin are very smell,en very brittle. Some of these parts i had to replace with some evergreen rods in different sizes. Also the PE had the tendency to fly as soon as it felt the tweezers. So the levers were made of evergreen rod also. After all this work, i started the painting. F
  4. Spured on with enthusiasm supplied by GREG DESTEC's superb desert camouflaged He 111 and then totaly being hooked by yet another Gregs entry in this G/B I have decided to do this aircraft useing the Classic Airframes kit { so i cant be accused of being a 100% plagiarist as Greg is useing the ICM kit . P1030499 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr I got this kit off ebay years ago . this seems like a now or never time to build it . It comes with a good size bag of resin . I think first job will be to wash this off . Just occured to me that i
  5. I bought this on ebay earlier this year as 'part built' - it had been started but I guess the builder was expecting a 'shake and bake' and had given up. It wasn't too bad to complete, but although it was the second release with the injected canopy it was evidently an early CA mould and a way from the Gosling and Hornet, the other CA models I've completed. It still went together OK with the usual test fitting and some filler, although the fit was generally quite good. It's mostly from the box with just a stretched sprue antenna and the aerial mast moved to the canopy to suit thi
  6. Hi comrades! Here my take on Classic Airframes kit. The kit was great, I liked it more than Tamiya (built simultaneously - see "family photos" and built/RFI thread somewhere here. The only thing I regret-is the leading edge lights - they are to close to/part of wheel wells, not to my recent skills to insert the clear plastic here . Otherwise-I'm happy with the result. The build is here: Thanks for looking!
  7. Good afternoon all, I’m working my way through a Classic Airframes Hudson and need some help with the turret. I’ve already given up with the one that comes with the kit and have pinched one from my Revell Ventura which is far better in profile. However, one thing they both have in common is the total lack of interior detail. Does anybody have any interior photos or diagrams they would be prepared to share? I’m aware there is a restored one at the Yorkshire Air Museum but a trip up there isn’t convenient at the moment. Best regards Howard
  8. Hi all I have a few on the go after I caught the gotastartalotofkititus virus . I have finally started my first Classic Airframes Kit. I bought the kit on BM as a Part started kit as below The Cockpit is the kits supplied resin one and really is very detailed The kit was missing the seat mounting frames and I will be making those shortly following some measurements from a fellow BMer. The rudder pedals were broken so I added a simple bar and pedals and two levers from brass rod Drilled the to
  9. I'm working on Classic Airframes 1/48 Blenheim IV.f. I've vacuformed the blister side windows, and cut out and filled the triangle window in the center of the windscreen, and am working on the other details that make the 404 Squadron Coastal Command aircraft interesting. Here's some of the progress so far … The blister windows .. The cockpit (based on pilots handbook photo's) Lot's of scratchbuilding here, including the throttle quadrant (20 pieces in that!) The engines, props, and flame suppressing exhaust (Ultracas
  10. Hi! I'm starting to build the classic Classic Airframes kit of Electronic Warfare Canberra. IMHO most brutally looking Canberra version. I will use: -Kit (more than 10 years in my stash) -Loon replacement wingtip tanks (resin) -Eduard interior etch set intended for Airfix B.20 kit -ResKit wheels (resin)-looks waaay better than in-box resin - compare the pictures below... The start is trivial - assembling the 1kg of resin interior parts and building the fuselage halves. Thanks for looking
  11. Hi comrades! Full build is here Model is fun to build, but it needs some modifications and more details to better represent the prototype. Modifications I made: -Third crew member station was added (and it's visible!!!) -Painted antennas inside the canopy -Antennas scratchbuilt -Navigation lights scratchbuilt -Landing light - Elf -Details on wheel doors-scrach -Wheels - replaced with ResKit -Brass In cockpit - Eduard -National insignia - painted (decals are wrong) -Stencils - partly painted, most from Model Alliance decals
  12. Classic Airframes is back! No, not with the injected 1/48th Fairey Gannet AEW... Sigh. But with a multimedia 1/48th Focke-Wulf Fw.190 V1 kit - ref. R8-009 Source: http://www.hyperscale.com/2019/reviews/kits/classicresinairframefw190v1preview_1.htm V.P.
  13. I am starting to work on the interior now of the 1/48 Anson using the Classic Airframes boxing of it. I really dislike the amount of resin used in these kits as they use it for many parts that don't need it eg the framing is poorly cast and chunks of it are going to be replaced with plastic rod. The interior green needs some more work and I have yet to paint some of the detail areas. At this stage I am tossing up between A4-6 of 22 SQN circa 1939 or No 1 Comms Flight circa 1941. Both are in overall aluminum and have their gun turrets. I have put in a bit more of the interior and plan to
  14. Well I wasn’t going to build another model for the GB as I have quite a few on the go already, but everything is where it should be, so why not. This is one I have wanted to build but haven’t found a build for her. She’s a bit of a rarity in RAAF service, we only had 8 of the Reconnaissance models , 4 B models and 4 D models, 6 arriving in August 1942 (2xB & 4xD). The only difference between the standard P-43A model and the B’s & D’s were the addition of side mounted cameras, the B’s were Ex-Lend-lease aircraft and the D’s were Ex USAAF stock. They were already considered
  15. Avro Anson I 206 Squadron, Coastal Command, 1939 This is the Classic Airframes kit of the early version of the Anson with the longer sloping windscreen. The kit is a pretty straightforward build with no vices. The model was painted with a combination of Mr Paint, Mr Color and Tamiya paints then finished with a layer of Testor's Dullcote. The national markings were applied using Montex masks but the codes and serials came from the kit decals. More
  16. I thought I would share my latest project with you all: I built the late version of this back in 2011 and really enjoyed it. At the time, I received some help from @galgos who has also built a couple of these. Here are the contents of that flimsy box, first the plastic bits: ...and some quite nice resin: ...and finally some etch and a nicely printed decal sheet: Not the biggest parts count for a model of this size. First job was to cut the fuselage halves off the
  17. So now for a long awaited NON-GB build - it seems I've spent most of this year building things for GBs, so it made a bona change this week to have a vader at the bijou stashette. Now I have had a long-running project which involves building all the various aircraft my father .There is more about the project in this thread from 3 years ago: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234926820-long-term-project-the-aircraft-of-my-father/ So having built several things from Dad's 81 Sqn and 5 Sqn, I thought I'd turn my attention to the start of his career in the RAF when he was stati
  18. Back in 2015 there was a Gloster Meteor STGB that I participated in but never completed with a 1:48 Classic Airframes kit of a Meteor NF 11 to be done as a 5 Sqn aircraft. You can see the original thread here However I will be pulling some material from that into this thread to keep it all together. This will be a side-project of the long running collection I've been working on for a few years called "Aircraft my Father fixed! which you can see here: This side project in intended to allow me to build aircraft from 5 Squadron, to which my fath
  19. Hello folks. I continue introduce my old models. Today this is Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 1\48 Classic Airframes. This model was built four years ago. Best regards. Michael.
  20. My dad started this a while ago, then it went to the shelf of doom, main problem for him is to get the struts and wings aligned, sadly with this kind of kit no locating pins, etc.. Now he decided to giv it a new try. Had some problems with the cockpit fit, so he still has to close somehow the gap between headrest and rear fuselage.
  21. Well this is a bit unexpected, I had planned to build another Macchi C.205 in 1/48th but it hasn’t arrived yet and I was a bit surprised to see only one SM.79 in the build! I have so wanted to build this one or the resin one for so long that I really couldn’t at least attempt it for this GB. This was the original choice when the GB was suggested, so it’s always been in the back of my mind. Ok the model is produced by Flashback and appears to be a re-boxing of the old Classic Airframes SM.79 but with an Eduard PE set and different decals, which are rather nice. The model ha
  22. It was already evoked in another (Blenheim) topic but I open a dedicated one. Hannants has just reissued the Classic Airframe CR.42 1/48th kit - ref. CF4157 Source: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CF4157 Box art V.P.
  23. Greetings from the Depths of the Old Cold War. Here is my planned build The recent Hannants re-release of the Gannet ASW complete with bags stuffed full of resin loveliness. Which I'm going to convert into a smart blue COD Bird with these Xtradecals offering which will need slight adjustment to get her to Ark Royals Bird. Luckily although there are no COD pods in 48th HERE is a cracking thread showing how @Derek B made the 72nd masters. Then HERE HERE and HERE are very useful threads on the other differences. My Thanks to
  24. #8/2017 Like the real ones also this model was puzzled together with old parts. In 1942 the Germans delivered three old Dora airframes and used Jumo engines to Hungary. In the end two Doras became airworthy. At some time "02" was equipped with a DB engine and received Hungarian flags on the tail, that way it appeared in 1943. As it seems at least one Hungarian Dora survived the war because it can be seen on a pic a Russian soldier made. The Hungarians applied their typical 3-tone camo with their own paints, no RLM paints used. My dad used Tamiya XF-82 RAF Ocean Gray, Tamiya XF-5 Gree
  25. Well it's done - truly horrible kit, nothing fits other than where it fits. The moulding on the some of the part's isn't great either, the undercarriage self destructed and was too short, soft plastic with sink marks.The Engines don't fit the nacelles without shimming. This is the second one i've done - this was the re-issue, it's a bit better but it still horrible to work on. However it's the only Blenheim available in 1/48th scale..... Painted with Mr Paint laquers, weathered with Oils / Oilbrushes and Pigments WIP available here
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