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  1. Dear Colleagues Before I finish the Flyhawk Hermes (1937) by placing her on her own base, I decided to put her 'in harbour' to do a few photographs. I have assembled odds and ends for the harbour over several years to make an interesting backdrop. I think many of you will agree that Flyhawk make the nicest 1/700 ships if you want a pleasant build with sharp details. What is admirable is Hermes was the first ship in the world designed as an aircraft carrier from the keel up. You can't help thinking that the designers got the overall design right and the l
  2. I’m a glutton for punishment, I’ve decided to start this lovely kit from Flyhawk DKM Königsberg a Light Cruiser. This is another outstanding product from Flyhawk and being a deluxe kit it comes a extensive PE set with a instructions all most bordering on War & Peace. Some of the PE I will give a wide berth as plastic stuff is to the high standard that you get with Flyhawk, with some PE I dive in and have a crack at. Hopefully this will keep me occupied until the black paint turns up. Just got to find a half decent plan of this class, so I can have a look at rigging set up.
  3. Morning All, I didn't mean to start this kit, its been in the stash for a while now waiting for me to build up some skills, and nerves. I was waiting for the canopy to dry before masking on a 1/48 Spitfire and had the glue and airbrush out, and I thought "let's have a look" The next thing I know the hulls been glued together... How'd that happen? I blame SWMBO, saying I need to reduce the stash, as if that's going to happen! I cannot say enough good thinks about Flyhawks kits. I've got the Aurora, Niad and Legion in the stash. They'r
  4. Glued the hull and waterline together ready for priming while I’m staying in Hospital for PTSD in Sydney as we Zero Clinics in Darwin and also you would notice I have another L Class Destroyer in the background just to keep me busy. But wait I have a big surprise coming up on another ship build, but more on that later.
  5. Renault FT 75 BS FLYHAWK 1/72 Last year I bought the Flyhawk double-pack kit of the Renault FT 75 BS, which some of you may remember from the WIP I did at the time. The second FT that came in the box has been sitting around waiting to be finished since the first was done. As I've got a gap in my schedule at the moment, I thought I'd try and get some old part-finished builds completed before the end of the year, and this one came off the shelf first. There wasn't actually all that much to do, as I'd got the hull together while I was building the first one. A couple of days to
  6. Well I’ve started another L Class Destroyer “HMS Lance” by Flyhawk while I’m in Hospital attending a PTSD clinic here in Sydney. The is glued together and awaiting to be primed.
  7. Since I’m at the stage of my other two builds atm, where I’m now down at dirty end of small detail painting, assembling/ fitting and glueing PE and small parts such as guns, masts, small boats etc. I’ve started this wee build while I’m waiting for paint to set or glued parts to set etc. This build will be a slow one as main rate of effort will be on the J Class and HMS Ariadne, but it will also depends on the weather and I’m going fishing and hunting trip for most April. Today’s wee job of adding the black waterline and which will be followed by the rest of the
  8. Well here it’s is HMS Hermes by Flyhawk. The detail provided by Flyhawk with this model is nothing short of outstanding quality and again they are setting the gold standard for 1/700 scale models. The only issue with Firehawk is there plastic is very soft compared to other companies in this scale. There has been a couple of occasions where I have accidentally snapped or have cut The plastic. Some of the small detail parts of the f’rd & aft on the flight deck are best to leave them to the last as I found out that they have a habit of being knocked or snapping off. The detailing inside the
  9. Well this GB came round fast! This will be a placeholder for a while, I’ve go the BoB GB to finish first, but then I’ll be onto this smashing little kit. This is the Deluxe Edition with extra PE, Brass Masts and Barrels, should be interesting at this scale... I think the barrels are smaller than the XF on the paint pot... Quick play with a few of the larger parts shows the quality of this kit, no glue yet, but the level of detail is incredible. I’ll be using Colourcoats for this kit, always a p
  10. I figured it was time to start recording this one. This is a kit that was diverted from shop stock after posting the big Bismarck kit and deciding we'd rather not have the hassle of sending 1/200 kits again. Sadly, one of the stunningly good Pontos Model detail sets fell off the shelf one day also. Sad when that happens... Anyway, the model is quite big by everyones' standards except the fleet-scale radio control modellers'. It's going to take this space in our living room eventually, and shall displace the 1/350 version seen here behind it.
  11. This is a bit of an impromptu build, after I saw the kit for a very cheap price on ebay, ordered it on a whim, and started it the day it arrived. I wasn't originally planning on doing a wip, but I've been taking a few photos along the way, so I thought I may as well post them. I'm already up to the early weathering stages, after starting the build a few days ago, so it does go together pretty fast. The kit is Flyhawk's latest version of their tiny FT, this time with the 75mm gun and the fixed casemate in place of the original turret. As you can see from the box, this release, like
  12. This is certainly the smallest armour model I've built to date, and probably one of the smallest I've done in any genre. The FT 75 is an updated version of Flyhawk's original FT 17 kit, which was released a few years ago. The 75 was an upgunned development of the FT 17, with a 75mm Blockhaus Schneider gun in place of the original 37mm, and a fixed casemate replacing the 17's turret. The kit is one of the best available in braille scale, with very nice detailing, and clever engineering which make assembly and painting very straight forward. For the most part it was finished OOB, with
  13. These models coming from Flyhawk are in a different league .The kit is just superb,it comes with everything you need except the the wooden deck which I have bought.The masts are very thin,I,m going with then,to see how they go,but might have to change to bass.Watch J1 this is a small part ,and yes lost it already,however ,were it went, no one will know. . The last photo is to show the detail in this model.I have added nothing.
  14. We all know the sad history of HMS Barham and the film of her end.So went back to happy times and the model that Trumpeter produce of Barham 1941 is very close to 1937 version.Only have to take off the two 0.5 inch machine guns on B turret,add neutral stripes and the High angle control system without any radar on the fighting top.I also have HMS Valiant as 1945 Pacific colours and HMS Queen Elizabeth as 1918 waiting next on the slip way after Barham.
  15. I've been watching your Yamato (davetwin and Jockster) and Akagi (ComfortablyNumb and Warren) masterclass builds in awe, and thought, "I've got something like that in the loft...!" This was 2011's birthday present and while the sea is drying on the USS Decatur I couldn't watch it sitting there any longer and decided to start! This kit needs no intro as it's venerable and well-known (plus I reckon at least 75% of the people who frequent the board already have one!) but I'll be building it in an unusual guise and using the Flyhawk Super Deluxe Ultimate Uber-Mega Ultra Detail Set on it! Yo
  16. In case those of you in the UK haven't heard yet, I have started an online shop based in the UK for small scale ship modellers. Currently in stock are resin kits and accessories from Combrig, Samek, AJM, Orange Hobby, L'Arsenal, Niko and North Star, with etch from Lion Roar, Flyhawk and my own brand Starling Models. Other accessories in stock include 3d Modelparts, Master Barrel and Uschi van der Rosten's excellent rigging thread. Also in stock are kits from Flyhawk, I will be importing all of their new releases this year, all at very competitive prices. In time I hope to release some
  17. Couple of preview shots of another sexy new 1/72 thing from Flyhawk: If that's not a well presented 1/72 kit, I really don't know what is.....Keep 'em coming Flyhawk!
  18. OK, I'm a bit late starting and I'm going for a different subject.....I was going to build the new Masterbox Tank Mk.Is, but those have been masterfully covered by other members, so I thought I'd offer up something new and a bit exciting from the orient, the Flyhawk 1/72 FT-17: This is a brand new kit from a new company and the quality is absolutely exceptional.....The slide-moulds used on this kit are amazing (just look at the tracks & hull tubs), the detail is incredible and you get two kits in the box for around £15 (inc. P&P from China)! Dragon and Trumpeter are so dead...
  19. One of best looking battleships,lucky for us the Italian Navy did not use then to their full advantage,the usual Wooden deck and Photo etching from flyhawk I had to use the P.E. for the Roma as there is no p.E. for Vittorio opps ,there are a few difference between the two ships.I picked Vittorio because didn't want to the do stripes on the bow and just after she was commission she had no stripes.Then I found out that Roma was the same after getting the superb book ."The Littorio Class" by Erminio Bagnasco and Augusto de Toro.This book is a must have Anyway after checking the difference it
  20. This was started last Nov 2012 bit too long for me,other ships kept getting in the way Link for build http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234929546-hms-renown-august-1945-1700-trumpeter/ Link for trawler http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234931996-round-table-class-trawler-1700-white-ensign-models/
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