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  1. Im in with a late entry - have been building over a couple of weeks. V small for my eyes, but picked up cheap in Tokyo when I was working over at the Olympics... Box and part pics... Fairly straightforward, apparently some wrong bits on it, no decals for Skyflash, too many wheels for nose gear, will just use the 2, will remove the radar housing on the nose as building against the online refs also the Corgi collectable! Link to a nice 1/72 Airfix build... https://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=124124
  2. Scheduled for October 8th : Aviation historian Victoria Taylor's The Dambuster Legend in wartime Britain. https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/events/trenchard-lecture-the-dambuster-legend-in-wartime/#.X2x8WkL-tFg.twitter For those not familiar, Victoria also presented the recent RAF Benevolent Fund podcast series about the Battle of Britain, and featured on the WW2Podcast channel.
  3. 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?
  4. Hello ladies and gents, Kit manufacture: Hobby Boss Scale: 1/72 Type: P-51C Mustang Extras used: Xtradecal set X72-093 Paints and colours used: Primer Stynelryz Grey; Paints Tamiya XF-82 Ocean Grey, Tamiya XF-81 RAF Dark Green & Mr Hobby Aquaeous H335 Medium Sea Grey; Flory Dark Dirt Wash; Tamiya Weathering sets Other info: the full build can be found here Untitled by Neal, on FlickrUntitled by Neal, on FlickrUntitled by Neal, on FlickrThese photos are quick snapshots taken with my iPhone as I have not had time to get my DSLR out.Thanks for lookingNeal
  5. Well I thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone and enter my Tamiya Mossie, as I did with the Academy Mustang! As part of my long term 617 Sqn project, I will build my Tamiya MK VI Mossie, using the Hannants Decals to model Leonard Cheshire's aircraft, NT202, used for target marking etc. The kit has a good reputation, I had a good bash at invasion stripes modelling Cheshire's Mustang. Lots on the go at the moment, luckily I can use the table tennis table in my garage to keep a track of it all (til the weather warms up!). So this may be a bit later starting, but here is my marker! Hannants decals: references very limited - rare photo - possibly the airframe: 'Two Mosquito FB.VIs were issued to 617 Squadron - NT202 and NT205. This next, rare, snapshot MAY be the other one ; it shows three NCO's of 627 Squadron ( who shared Woodhall Spa with 617 ) in front of 'Leonard Cheshire's Mosquito' ' IWM pic - noted as 617 Sqn?
  6. Well I have taken a bit of a sabbatical from group builds as the subjects were not my usual area of fast, noisy pointy things. I however started on a 617 Sqn project, namely 3 x Lancs, with some other aircraft, including a Mustang III. Had a quick scan in prep for the upcoming F16, F111 and F15 GBs and thought.....I could get this Mustang III done! So, here it is, a bit out of my comfort zone, 1/72 and a prop powered a In The De Havilland Mosquito and then in a ?Borrowed? P-51B Mustang III (P-51B) Leonard Cheshire had pioneered a new method of marking enemy targets, flying in at a very low level in the face of strong defences. In four years of fighting against the bitterest opposition he maintained a standard of outstanding personal achievement, his successful operations being the result of careful planning, brilliant execution and supreme contempt for danger - for example, on one occasion he flew his P-51 Mustang in slow figures of 8 above a target obscured by low cloud, to act as a bomb-aiming mark for his squadron. Cheshire displayed the courage and determination of an exceptional leader. Group Captain Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, VC, OM, DSO and Two Bars, DFC (7 September 1917 ? 31 July 1992) was a highly decorated British RAF pilot during the Second World War. Among the honours Cheshire received as a bomber pilot is the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. After the war, he became a charity worker, setting up the Leonard Cheshire Disability as well as other philanthropic organisations. Cheshire was, in his day, both the youngest Group Captain in the service and, following his VC, the most decorated. His notable wartime record makes his subsequent career all the more remarkable. Kit: Decals: References: Now any advice appreciated - what weapons should I mount, is the spinner sky or white?
  7. http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/dambusters-to-fly-again-on-navy-s-new-carriers-1-7386221
  8. Hi My first finished build to be posted up here and I think my it's my fifth or sixth since getting into modelling. This was started as part of the Tornado Group Build last Summer, but progress stalled. I saw this jet flying with the Lancaster at RIAT and loved the tail design.. This was the Revell GR1 kit with Freightdog GR4 resin parts, Modelmaster Pitot, Eduard Photoetch and Xtradecal Decals (my first use of photoetch and aftermarket decals). I'm still getting to grips with the Airbrush, but I think I'm starting to work it out. A few things went wrong, the front windscreen cracked, the rear wings broke off a few times, the swinging pylons broke so are now fixed, and I couldn't get the wingtip lights on, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for looking, any tips for improvements welcome. Steve
  9. Hi I'll be building a 1/72 Revell Tornado GR.1 as one of the Dambuster's 70th Anniversary GR.4s from a couple of years ago. I saw the flypast with the Lancaster at RIAT that year and loved the tail design. I'll be using the Freightdog conversion kit. Xtradecal decals, Eduard photoetch interior, Master pitot tube and Montex mask. My first time using photoetch or a mask, but wanted to try and take a step forward with my builds. I'll add some photos tonight. Thanks for letting me join the build. Steve
  10. Hi all! This was my first ever build and I wanted to do it so that I could be a bit more involved in this fantastic community who are always so keen to buy our modelling books! I started the build thinking that I would do everything in a very neat, ordered way, however I quickly wanted to start gluing and seeing it take shape, so I became a little sloppy with my orderly ideas! I had several issues with the build (a couple because of my own fault and one or two which I will blame the kit for!) My biggest issue was the engines and them not fitting on the wings neatly despite how much i wiggled them! I would like to get some filler or something to hide the gaps between them and the wings as I am sure you will see! The paint along the sides needs to be tidied up a bit and there are a couple of green fingerprints on the glass at the front as well as my untidy engines. I only used five paints for this (a metallic silver, a muddy brown, a standard looking green (colours on wings for green and brown), a yellow for the tips of the propellers, and a matt black) all Humbrol Enamel Paints. They were all pretty good I thought! Despite getting furious at the pieces for not working properly several times, I really want to do another kit to see if I can do it better and make something that looks a little tidier and nicer than this! Maybe a nice simple fighter plane! Any suggestions are welcome! Cheers all! - Andy
  11. Hello all! Casemate UK are sponsoring a group build on britmodeller and we distribute loads of modelling books (Kagero's etc), but do we really know what is involved in the art of creating and building these model kits? I decided that it was definitely time to give it a go and *attempt to* build my very first model! I have bought a 1:72 Scale Lancaster B.III Dambusters kit from Revell and will be posting my progress on here. Please feel free to let me know any hints or tips and feel free to tell me off for any blinding blunders and modelling faux-pas that I'm making - all advice will be needed and welcome! - Casemate UK (Andy)
  12. The newish Airfix kit completed as Wing Commander Guy Gibson’s G-George. Kind friends of mine gifted me this for my birthday just before Christmas, so I decided it would be this year's 'Christmas build". First time I have completed the annual Christmas build within the holiday period. I have had an interest in the Dams Raid ever since reading Paul Brickhill's book during a wet week in Betws-y-Coed as a young lad. Later on when my father was posted to Soest in Germany we lived in a flat in Korbecke, just a short walk from the Korbecke Bridge across one arm of the Mohnesee. I believe this was where Gibson turned to head up the lake towards the Mohne Dam. I have previously made the old Airfix version - but it did not survive a fall from a great height 10 years ago. For some reason I still had the remnants in my garage: Any way onto the completed model. Brush painted with Tamiya acrylics. WIP thread here. I really enjoyed this, although I did find it a bit fiddly at the end fixing the last pieces. First time I have had a go at serious exhaust stains, which not having an airbrush I did by some sequential dry brushing of tame acrylics (Nato black, buff and medium grey). I also tried Clearfix for the side windows in the extreme nose, which I think I need some practice with (got an air bubble on one side). Thanks for looking.
  13. Kind friends of mine gifted me this for my birthday just before Christmas, so I decided it would be this year's 'Christmas build". Hopefully, compared to usual, I will actually finish it before I go back to work towards the end of January. I have had an interest in the Dams Raid ever since reading Paul Brickhill's book during a wet week in Betws-y-Coed as a young lad. Later on when my father was posted to Soest we lived in a flat in Korbecke, just a short walk from the Korbecke Bridge across one arm of the Mohnesee. I believe this was where Gibson turned to head up the lake towards the dam. Anyway, the obligatory box top shot: and the sprue (thats a lot of plastic!): So straight to work, on the insides: I decided to cut the spars close to the undercarriage "cells" so that I could complete the wings separate from the fuselage. Plenty of spar left to just slip the wings on. Cockpit almost complete: Insides washed with a bit of water colour and then dry brushed to give a bit of depth:
  14. Hi I was keen to make a start on this today, but I seem to have misplaced one of the pieces I was test fitting this morning. I'm sure it'll turn up! Here's the box: Picked this up for an amazing £7 from Tesco Direct a few months ago. Keeping the build cheap so it'll be straight out of box. Steve
  15. Finally got to where i am happy with it and want to move on just a few wee things to do and fix a few mistakes(canopy needs replaced accidentally over sprayed it with clear coat) The upkeep bomb is wired up and SHOULD spin BUT its not ! :-( bit disapointing but as its inside not much i can do with other than rip it open . Would i do it again NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO lol,if you look at my WIP the wiring drove me mad and the leds needed replaced a few times till i was kindly pointed in the right direction (Needed a resistor ) I love the model but it kinda took me in a different direction more technical and truth be told not that enjoyale am wanting to go back to kits and just work on my ageing skills etc hope you enjoy , mick ,
  16. Here are some pictures of my completed 1/72 scale Lancaster's. They have both been somewhat modified; the work in progress can be found here: '>1/72 Lancasters - Revell and Airfix - simultaneous builds Hope you like them, thanks for looking! Karl
  17. Hello, This one has been on the drawing board since completing the Airfix Version back in January, hopefully I'll not have as many problems with this one as I am currently having with the "Mustang/Tornado/Gannet", so should be moving fairly quickly. I'm going to be doing this in the scheme of AJ-G which was flown by Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC DSO* DFC*, and using Humbrol 29 Dark Earth & Tamiya TS-2/XF=61 for the Dark Green sections, the black underside & engine block will be finished in Plastikote Flat Black. Box and Sprue Shot's: Not had a chance to take any photo's but I've now sprayed the Flat black area's on the aircraft, as the kit was rather Glossy: Thanks for Looking
  18. Well since everyone else was doing one i felt left out ;-) actually me and me and my best mate are building the same(ish) kit he bought a straight forward tamyia lanc i bought the Dambusters version.will post as i go.Also fitted a "edwardo" dash kit so far so good here's some pictures , Ohh and just to add a bit more interest i decided to wire up the props with micro motors AND am going to wire up the "UP KEEP" Bomb to make it spin , it will either work out good or i will destroy a £100 kit lol Not sure if this will upset people but i decided to go with cockpit green even thou Tamyia say use "Panzer Grey" or Black Drilled out upkeep for pully and dowel, Now the more observant of you might have noticed i wired the batt and motors up BEFORE i hooked the wings and fuselage OOOOOOHPS have to cut n shut together
  19. Heres my Lanc that I finished FINALLY. I never build heavies so this was a struggle. The decals silvered as always however only on the wings this time... As I said, I don't often build heavies (this was built for my Air Training Corps squadron for a competition) so please go easy on me Ben.
  20. This is an interesting one - received as a Christmas present last year, this has been waiting for me to get it cracked open but the time has now come! The kit is presented complete with a "dam" and a bouncing bomb, all ready to pose in a "moment of strike" configuration diorama which will no doubt present it's own challenges as I am tempted to go one step further with this & model it with the dam walls breaching & water running through... should be interesting! Anyway, I'll start with the sprue shots whilst I figure out where to start with this beast!!
  21. Recently got a Tamiya 1/48 dambusters/gran slam version, my question is normally i usually do a bit of weathering on my aircraft dont generally like fresh paint on aircraft , Am going to do the dambusters version, BUT am i right in saying there would be NO weathering as the aircraft where straight from the factor as quick as they was made as well the up keep bomb,????? cheers mick
  22. Hi everyone, I'm here with a wip for the Dambusters 70th anniversary GB. I know I know, so many 70th anniversary Lancasters going around. So I've decided to make mine a little special. I am going to build all the squadrons planes from 1943 to 2013, mostly in 1/72. Starting with the Lancasters. I used an old mould revell, and a new mould revell. (These were in my stash at the time i started 3 months ago.) I also used an Airfix gift set for the dam diorama. the old mould is a sea of rivets, while the new features crisp panel lines. cockpits also tell the difference in terms of detail and accuracy using a 1/32 GBU, i proceeded to make a 1/72 tallboy bomb. Double trouble!
  23. This build was done in honor of the 70th anniversary of 617 squadron. Recently finished up the 1/72 Hasegawa Tornado. It was brought to my attention that the missiles I used for "Sea Eagles" are in fact NOT Sea Eagles, but a similar weapon. I will eventually pull these off and modify them to look more like the real thing, but for now "close enough for government work" will suffice. The kit was mostly OOB with markings from modeldecal. As this was a german boxing, I had to pull the skyshadow and BOZ pods from other kits. Wing-sweep bladders were made from tamiya tape. I added probe covers using sheet styrene. The RBF tags and intake covers are painted tinfoil. I hope you guys enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed building it! Thanks for looking, comments and criticisms welcome! Next I will be building the Revell 1/72 Dambusters Lancaster to set opposite of it!
  24. Eventually finished the Tamiya 1/48 Dambuster. After starting this back in November, it's been a lot of work....... Decided to make it AJ-J in the end, using Xtradecal instead to get the right size wing roundels. More pictures to follow, good old Photobucket has just crashed! Again....
  25. Hi Here's a hint to my next model. I was thinking of doing it one side and a dambusters lanc camo on the other or a modern 617 with the lanc colour on the other Graeme
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