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  1. Hello everyone... I present my build of the 1/48 Airfix Tomahawk in AVG Markings. It wears the white #21 of Gregory Boyington. The decals are a mix of Airfix, Academy, and Microscale. The ring & bead sight are left overs from the old Revellogram kit. Please feel free to ask questions, post comments, or visit the build thread. Dennis
  2. Hello Everyone... Id like to present my 1st build from the P-51 Mustang group build, and my 2nd build of the year. Its an F-6C That flew with the 118th TRS/23 FG China 1944. The kit is the old Monogram P-51B/C in 1/48th scale. I rescued this from a vendor table for $4.00 last November and it is pretty much an oob build. The only real modification’s were the drilling of holes in the lower fuselage, and lower port fuselage to accomodate the camera’s, and brass tubing for the .50 cal. barrels. The camera’s are just two pieces of sprue hollowed out. The markings other than the “597” and Stars &am
  3. Curtiss Hawk H-81A-2 (P-40B) | 1/72 | Airfix American Volunteer Group, 3rd Pursuit Squadron -- Charles Older, Pilot -- 1942 I finished this on November 17th, 2019. This is the P-40B flown by Charles Older in the Flying Tigers (American Volunteer Group). I was very excited about this build as I'd never done a Flying Tiger before. When I was a kid, it seemed like most of my friends had P-40 Flying Tiger models, and I somehow never got around to it. The P-40 is one of my favorite fighters, but until a few years ago, I really didn't know much about the early B and C
  4. My next project is one I've been looking to for quite a long time (maybe even longer than my recently completed Rolf Berg Spitfire Mk. IXe). and the obligatory parts shot: I've been a huge fan of P-40s most of my life -- I don't know why exactly, maybe it was the mystique of the Flying Tigers or maybe it was because the first model I finished by myself was a snap together P-40. At any rate, I love P-40s. In spite of that, I was pretty ignorant about early P-40 B's and C's; I just knew the early ones looked a little different. Then 4-5 years
  5. Are you talking to me? Here's my latest off the workbench - it took a little more than 9 months in the making, mostly because I'm slow. A short summary of the project first KIT: Italeri 1:72 A-10A/C Thunderbolt II N.1376 AIRFRAME: Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 79-0196, 23rd TFW, 74th TFS Flying Tigers, while stationed at King Fahd Air Base in 1991, during Operation Desert Storm MARKINGS: kit decals, except for the blue fin edges. These were airbrushed, while the white lightnings with the squadron number were cut off the original decals. The It
  6. Hello friends, another old model is over. I am continuing in the spirit of old maketter times. Here's the picture, enjoy it.
  7. Hi, My latest model is the very nice kit from Airfix which is quite enjoyable to build. There are some panel lines that need to be filled in and a few things to be fixed here and there, but nothing major. This is a the aircraft of David Lee "Tex" HILL of the AVG for which the decals were sourced from a vintage Aeromaster sheet. Exhaust pipes are from QB. Pitot, gunsight and barrels from Master. Now that it is done, I must confess that I find the wheels ugly and that they would benefit from being replaced. All comments are appreciated. Thanks
  8. Hi everyone A more accurate title would be Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2 which is the "Side B" option of the Airfix boxing A05130. Flown by Flight Leader Robert Smith, 3rd Squadron, Kunming, China, 1942. I thought this was a very nice kit and I would make another (in fact I definitely will as I initially goofed up the shark's mouth decal, so I bought another kit which I will use in conjunction with an Xtradecal sheet featuring some interesting foreign operator schemes (Turkish, Syrian). Researching the colours was a challenge. There are lots of opinions about DuPont's interpretat
  9. This was a short project to relax for a while! I finished the 1/72 Airfix Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2 as a P-40B AVG machine, basically out of the box. I only added break lines, PE iron sights, simulated the canvas interior of the wheel wells and opened the cockpit. Nice that the kit provides the correct pitot tube. I had some fitting issues around the cowl, but nothing really serious. I used the kit decals, correcting only the colors ans corners of the sharkmouth. I issued the camo patron on Tamiya masking tape from the excellent Osprey AVG publication. Hard camo edges make this task easier.
  10. Another one of my recent builds, the 1/72 Airfix Curtiss Hawk, really enjoyable build, no fit problems and an interesting subject. I tried to capture the dusty look of the actual plane and did a few oil streaks on the fuselage. I used the dot filter technique as well as a few other oil washes and filters to get a grubby feel to it. It's some way off but it's been a great learning experience, taken about 3 weeks and again all from a kit that was under £6! Thanks for looking
  11. G'Day All Latest one of the bench is the Bronco 1/48 H-81. Not one of my better jobs. This one took longer than a 48 scale single engine fighter should. I think because I ended up adding a true Details resin cockpit to correct the kits undersized one. The only gaps were the wing roots. Apart from that it assembled OK. the kit comes with an engine, but I could not display it as I wanted to, as the firewall is forward of where it should be. Apart from that I also added a Ultracast seat, and modified the awful representations of fabric control surfaces Bronco give you to better represent
  12. 1/48 scale, OD/Neutral Grey. Mostly OOB. Comments welcome.
  13. Curtiss P-40B American Volunteer Group 'Flying Tigers' 3rd Pursuit Squadron 'Hells Angels' White 68 P1069 flow by Flt Ldr Charles Older, Burma 1942 Kit: Airfix 1:72 Pain:t Valajo, Weathering: Tamiya, Decals: Mix of kit and Kits World Build: HERE
  14. Hi, Just taking from shelf models which stand next to Thai Hawk 75N, which I posted few days ago.... Curtiss P 40 - this was my favourite fighter when I was about 10. This was because of the sharkmouth painted on almost each one. In my collection I have just three of them now - two of them I want to present today. One is Tomahawk, P 40 C (Academy, 1/72) in markings pilot R.T.Smith, 3rd Pursuit Squadron (Hell Angels), China Republic AF in winter 1941-42, operating over China-Burma border. The kit went serious surgery - fuselage was cut twice, in engine and behind the canopy. Perhaps t
  15. Hi here comes my first article, here on Britmodeller.The chosen subject is my Hasegawa P-40E.It is one of my favorite aircraft and like so much other WW II fighter types a must.The Hasegawa P-40 don t fall together, if you follow the instructions you run into very serious fit problems at the rear fuselage and aft of the canopy.I created completed fuselage halfs and close after this the fuselage, the gaps on the spine are better and easier to fill. There are also fit problems with the wing guns. After this it is a trouble free build and the completed kit look razor sharp like the real thing. Fo
  16. Click the photos to enlarge! This model represents the plane flown by Flight Leader Charles "Chuck" Older for the AVG in China 1941/42. To see the whole Work in Progress, click here: http://armouredsprue.blogspot.com.au/2014_07_27_archive.html That's all folks! For the WIP forum, click here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234965663-p40b-tomahawk-avg-flying-tigers-airfix-172/ Coments and critics are welcome!
  17. Hello everyone! Here I am again! This time I'll guide you through the whole building process that will end up in the completed model of a Curtiss 81A-2 or the famous P40B. I'm not sure about the site policy on using images from the internet, but if I broke any of the rules, please let me know ASAP and I'll remove them. History: This aircraft became a legend after being used by the American Volunteers Group (AVG) in China circa 1941-42, in combat against the Japanese forces. This group was later known as the Flying Tigers and the Disney Studios even designed a logo for them, but
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