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  1. I have a friend in the northern part of Sweden that I've never met in person, but in this day and age that's no issue. We like to swap Christmas gifts to ensure that we actually get some plastic under the tree every year. This year I have him an Academy F-8E and in return I got this. With two weeks of vacation over the holidays I wasted no time to get started. It looks like a little gem in the box and the details really pop with little paint: That narrow little cockpit was a little gem of it's own. A little wash and some weathering and all the major parts can come together! With a little luck, this could be done by Epiphany 😇
  2. Hello all, This build was another GB with my dad which was completed a few weeks ago. Both kits are Tamiya 1/72, Captain Weaver's mustang was done by my dad, and "Tallahassee lassie" was done by myself. The models were painted with Mr Color Super Metallic 2 Super Fine Silver and Super Iron and Mr Color H8 Silver, NO PRIMER was used. The only AM products that were used are PE for the interiors and antennas. Hope you enjoy! "Tallahassee lassie" : Captain Chuck Weaver's mustang: Some pics of both mustangs together:
  3. Good afternoon. I present for your judgment a model from the company Tamiya No. 60790 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 in 1/72 scale. I will describe what I liked and what I did not like when assembling this model. Pros: - high-quality casting - study of small details; - cockpit detailing - easy assembly; - requires very little putty. Cons of the set: - plastic, it is soft. Not like the spilled hard plastic of previous models. I enjoyed working with him better. But this is a biased opinion; - decals (Thick, Japanese. Note that only Mr. Mark Softer works very well); - no outboard weapons, although the G-6 was equipped with them in large numbers. Strange solution from Tamiya; - the price of a set, a very expensive set. But if you take it directly from Japan it will be much cheaper. Dye: The following primary colors were used in painting the set: - Gunze Sangyo H 68 RLM74 Dark Gray Semi-Gloss / German Aircraft WW II - Gunze Sangyo H 69 RLM75 Gray Semi-Gloss / German Aircraft WW II - Gunze Sangyo H 417 RLM76 Light Blue Semi-Gloss / German Aircraft WW II - Gunze Sangyo H 413 RLM04 Yellow Semi-Gloss / German Aircraft WW II Decal and Masks: - Emblem, victories and crosses - AeroMaster 72-075C - Mediterranean Bf 109s of JG 53 - Number 2 - Kitsworld KW172029 'Luftwaffe Fighter Numbers' - Swastika - Behemoth Prototype: My choice fell on Messerschmitt Bf-109G6 "Black 2", 5.JG53, Oberfeldwebel Herbert Rollwage, Vienna-Seyring, Austria, December 1943. Here are some famous photos of this prototype. Messerschmitt Bf-109G6 "Black 2", 5.JG53, Oberfeldwebel Herbert Rollwage, Vienna-Seyring, Austria, december 1943. Pilot biography: Herbert Rollwage was born on 24 September 1916 at Gielde near Goslar in Niedersachsen. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. In spring 1941, Rollwage was posted to JG 53. Unteroffizier Rollwage was assigned to 5./JG 53. He claimed his first victory on the opening day of Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia on 22 June, when he shot down a Russian SB-2 twin-engined bomber. By 5 October he had claimed 11 Russian aircraft shot down, including three victories recorded on 27 August. II./JG 53 was transferred to the Mediterranean theatre in December 1941. By the end of October 1942, Rollwage had claimed 20 British aircraft, mainly RAF Spitfires, shot down over Malta. He was shot down in aerial combat over Koufonisi island on 10 November 1942 in Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr. 105 00) “Black 5”. Rollwage force-landed his damaged aircraft having also received wounds in the enagagement. Operating over Tunisia from December 1942, Oberfeldwebel Rollwage claimed a further six victories. On 2 March 1943, he was shot down in near Pont-du-Fahs following an interception of USAAF B-17 four-engined bombers as they approached Bizerta. Escorting RAF Spitfires chased Rollwage hitting his Bf 109 G-4 (W.Nr. 160 67) and wounding him. He force-landed his shot up aircraft near Bou Arada. It is thought his victor was the British ace F/Lt Roy Hussey (12 confirmed, 1 probable and 4.5 damaged victories, KIFA 20 February 1945) of 72 Sqn, RAF. Relocated to Sicily in May 1943, Rollwage claimed a further 10 victories, including two four-engined bombers. He recorded his 40th victory on 13 June 1943. On 10 July, Rollwage was badly wounded in aerial combat near San Pietro but managed to regain his base although his Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 182 42) was classified as 100% damaged. Rollwage spent several months in hospital as a result. Rollwage returned to combat duty and 5./JG 53, now based at Vienna-Seyring in Austria operating on Reichsverteidigung duties, in December 1943 after recovery from the wounds he received in July. He had 47 victories to his credit at this time. He recorded his 50th victory on 22 February 1944, a Herausschuss of a USAAF B-24 four-engined bomber between Altötting and Straubing. Rollwage was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 5 April for 53 victories. He recorded his 60th victory on 27 May when he shot down a USAAF P-51 fighter near Rambervillers. On 10 August 1944, newly promoted Leutnant Rollwage was appointed Staffelkapitän of 5./JG 53. He recorded his 70th victory on 25 November when he shot down a US Army reconnaisance light plane near Mommerheim. Rollwage left II./JG 53 on 5 December 1944 having been assigned to 2./JG 106 as an instructor. Leutnant Rollwage was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr. 713) on 24 January 1945. In early April 1945, Rollwage returned to II./JG 53. It is thought that he never officially returned to the Gruppe, rather that after II./JG 53 moved to Ulm-Ristissen, the former base of II./JG 106 which was being disbanded, Rollwage attached himself to II./JG 53 where he stayed until war’s end. He gained a number of victories with the unit. Rollwage survived the war. He died at Gielde on 4 January 1980. Herbert Rollwage’s victory total is not known for sure but he did fly a total of 664 missions. It is known he was credited with 71 victories, including 11 recorded over the Eastern front. It is thought his final total may be between 80 and 85. Some sources credit Rollwage with 102 victories, including 44 four-engined bombers but it is thought that this number is in error. Photographs of the finished model:
  4. Hi! I have finished a Tamiya A6M5, built almost OOB, with some small additions like Master gun barrels, easy line antenna wire, lead wire brake lines. Painting was done with Gunze C15 green and H61 grey. I kept the weathering to a minimum on this one, since they were kind of new by the time of the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. This is the only picture i know of this machine.
  5. Good evening Today I started my 3rd build for this GB the Tamiya P51D Mustang I will try to represent Margareth IV the aircraft flown by Major James Buckley TAPP CO of the 78 Fighter Squadron 15 Fighter Group based at in the summer of 1945 .. Some reading I placed Eduard PE belts on the seat I placed a Yahuu models Instrument panel on its support Then I placed the seat and IP on the floor and glued it one the right half fuselage Patrice
  6. HI all This is my next project. The kit is the Tamiya Bf109E-3. My intention is to make one of the decal options for the aircraft flown by Obfw. Jakob Arnoldy during the Battle of Britain. He was attached to 4./JG77 based on Mandal in 1940. During that time he was flying the "Weisse 5"which was a Bf109E-3 WNr.1276. The painting scheme is RLM71, RLM02 over RLM65 which was characteristic of the period. Bf109E-3 "Weisse 5" Wnr. 1276, Obfw Jakob Arnoldy, Mandal September 1940 Here is a shot of his another "White 5" being also the E-3 type. It seems to be the kite he was shot down. Believing the caption it's Bf 109E3, 4.JG77, WNr 5277 shot down by RAF 33 Sqn, John Mackie, on the15th April 1941. The kit: This kit is quite simple and inside the box you'll find one grey sprue with all major parts for assembly, one clear sprue with the canopy parts, decals and instructions sheet. I quickly started by painting the interior with RLM02. In this case I have used Gunze RLM02. Next I started brush painting the cockpit details using Tamiya acrylics. To be continued!
  7. My first ever attempt at a conversion: Ernst Udet's Bf109V14 racer from Dubendorf. WIP here. Used the lovely Tamiya 1/72 109E-3 kit, an absolute joy to build with everything fitting perfectly, even after I hacked away at large chunks of it! Mr Hobby paint used and all markings (apart from the swastika and stencils) are masked using custom masks from a Cricut Explore Air. No real issues, the intake needs to be longer and the exhaust slots more spaced out. Probably missing a few intakes etc but very pleased with this. There is a certain satisfaction from making something that doesn't readily exist and I have three 109s finished in eight weeks, the stash is being nibbled at... Not sure about the vivid blue background but getting to grips with photography, gone back to my Nikon D600 as I was struggling with the myriad menus of the D850. And finally with a more business like version I made earlier
  8. I’m on 109 roll: After my relative success with the 109E & 109F, I thought I’d try a little light conversion. It’s the wine red (or blue) 109V14 that Udet flew in Dubendorf and managed to prang. It’s a relatively easy conversion, but its actually BF109B airframe apparently so some details like fuel fillers need to relocated and obviously de-arming the thing completely.The Tamiya 109E is the starting point and I built up a stock of these on my travels to Japan a few years ,back at knock down prices so won’t complain about the costs or apparently the shortness of the fuselage. I am reliably informed the Mr Hobby Wine red is a good colour option so that will duly be applied. For the markings, I’m going to spray everything through homemade masks. I have some Red Pegasus decals that I got before the proprietor, Keith passed away but I have to say apart from the atrocious quality, he seemed to making up the fonts and sizes as he did me 2 totally different 1/72 versions that look nothing like the 1/48 version from him or anything like the artwork on the instructions! Still a bit of cross checking and tweaking before I use my Cricut Explore Air and all should be well BTW, love the mirror image Swastika on the 1/48 version 🙂 Bits like the slotted exhausts will come from oddities like the now redundant RPM/Avis 109A/B kits I picked up many moons ago. This will be my first Tamiya and after the soft plastic and dodgy fit of the Airfix 1/72 109 I did last week, I'm hoping for a smooth ride. Cheers Anil
  9. Good morning For this Gb I will start by building the Tamiya 1/72 P 47 D Razorback and I will represent one aircraft used by one of the French Air Force Units during WWII , I have not yet decided which unit I will represent ... http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=2652 I will start as soon as I will finished my current builds ... Patrice
  10. Good evening Today I started a new Mosquito this time a Night Fighter Mk XVII flown by the Australian ace Keith MacDermot Hampshire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Hampshire_(RAAF_officer) I am using a Eduard detailling set and Printscale decals sheet Some books The Tamiya kit I started by glueing the 2 parts of the fuselages halves and paint them Then I placed the seat belts and gear boxes And I painted the instrument panels Patrice
  11. I always loved the Mosquito ever since seeing the film '633 Squadron' as a youngster. Oddly I don't think I've ever made a model of one - so this will be a first. For this project I will be making Tamiya's 1/72 FB Mk.VI as MM417, EG-T from No. 487 Squadron RNZAF, based at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire in February/March 1944. © IWM (CH 12415) © IWM (CH 12412) The above photos are available to be shared and re-used under the terms of the Imperial War Museum's Non Commercial Licence. According to 'Mosquito Aces of WW2' by Andrew Thomas; On the 26th March 1944, MM417 EG-T flew it's last mission when it led the attack on coastal defence emplacements which were under construction at Les Hayes and was hit by flak during the mission. Wing Commander I S Smith was forced to crash land back at Hunsdon. The crew survived but the aircraft was wrecked. Many people here on Britmodeller will already be aware of this kit: I'm also going to use a bit of photo-etch from Eduard: It's not nearly as nicely detailed as current Eduard sets but it will add something to the cockpit area: I won't be starting this for a while as I've got other projects on the go. I will get it washed in warm soapy water in the near future so I will post some sprue photos at the same time. Kind regards, Stix
  12. Time to start building something again, maybe even finishing it this time This is a double first for me; first Mosquito and first RAF plane in DG/OG/MSG livery! Since the PRU and PFF options have already been taken and finished in this same GB, I´ll go for the 105 Sqn DZ367/GB-J that was destroyed with its crew during a heroic daytime bombrun to Berlin. See here for further information. It looks to me that the port side front fuselage side window is painted over? The kit is just beautiful, and beautifully engineered too; the way the rear and front fuselage pieces just snap together is brilliant! Here are some pics: It appears to me that I haven´t switched the clock in my camera to DST yet, but here´s the kit. It cost me 17€ at my LHS, not bad. I believe this is the Mk.IV specific sprue? Wheel halves were joined and assembly of the MLG began too. Spinner back plates, polycaps and the early version propellers were joined. I won´t need those rockets. Radiators were assembled too. And maybe because I´m stupid, I also added the wing tips to upper wing halves. But, I shall paint the wing halves before joining them, so I had to do this before splashing on paint. Another probable point of stupidity, I just wish the landing gear can be attached through its opening even though the doors are already on... I like to add vertical stabs to fuselage halves. Done. The entry hatch is also there now, but not yet in this picture! And the last pic of some assembled pit parts. Then I went to do something else and between 10 and 11 PM all that was supposed to be painted with (XF-5:1, XF-21:3, XF-65:1) was covered in Hu 78. I just forgot to take any pics. Best regards, V-P
  13. Good evening My second entry for this Gb is another Tamiya Mosquito that I will represent in the markings of Black Rufe the aircraft flown by Squadron leader Robert Alan Kipp a 10 victories ace with the Squadron 418 I will use the Hasegawa decals , the Eduard set and Yahu models IOnstrument panel Some books As usual I started by the cockpit interior I placed the PE seat belts and radio boxes I also placed the Yahu models Instrument panel , gun sight and control stick .. Patrice
  14. Good evening Last week end I started 2 Tamiya P 51 D kits I was not sure that I could complete both before this gb ends but after all I decided to show you the 2nd a,d if I cannot finish it I will post the last pics in the So this 3rd Tamiya will be Miss Miami flown by Lieutenant Rep JONES of the 20Th Fighter Group .. For this one I am using a True details seat and Yahuumodels instrument panel I started painting today Patrice
  15. Good evening Yesterday I started another Tamiya Mustang I will represent the aircraft flown by the legendary Chuck Yeager https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Yeager As usual I started by the cockpit I replaced the kit seat by a True Details one and the instrument panel by a Yahuumodels IP I placed the seat and Ip on the left half fuselage And closed the 2 fuselages halves Patrice
  16. Good evening I am taking part to this Gb with a Spit Vb Tamiya I will try to represent the aircraft flown by the Pilot Officer Jacques Andrieux https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Andrieux I will replace the Ip by a Yahu models one https://www.scalemates.com/kits/944642-yahu-models-yma7249-spitfire-mk-v, and use Eduard Pe seat belts and the Berna decals sheet Today I painted the cockpit with in Green Interieor Humbrol 78 . Patrice
  17. Good morning Yesterday I started my 4th and last build for this Gb I hope I will be able to finish before the end of the Gb I will try to convert the Tamiya Thunderbolt D into an M model with the Quickboost wing conversion and will replace the propeller by a Revell one ,I will replace the seat by a Pavla one and the Ip by a Yahumodels one I will represent the last Thunderbolt flown by the Colonel Dave schilling https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_C._Schilling.. As usual I started by the cockpit The Pavla seat and the Yahuu models Ip I glued these parts together Patrice
  18. Good evening Here is my third build for this Gb an aircraft of GC II/5 My books Yesterday I received the Quickboost parts to convert the Tamiya model into a P 47 D-30 The cockpit with a Pavla seat and Yahu ip Today I closed the fuselage halves I also placed the Qb parts in the wings Patrice
  19. Good afternoon Here is my last built model Tamiya P 51 DMustang in the markings of "Petie 2nd" the aircraft flown by Lcol Meyer in august 1944 .. I just changed the seat and used a Quickboost one .. I used Humbrol metacote paints brushpainted .. Here with Moonbeam Mc SWINE flown Captain Wiliiam Whisner he destroyed 4 german aircraft during the battle of Asch on January 1st 1945 75 years ago I hope you will like them .. Patrice
  20. Good afternoon I would like to participate this Gb with a P 47 Bubbletop Tamiya representing the aircraft flown by Capt Fred Christensen which scored 21,5 victories while he served with the 56 Fighter Group http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_J._Christensen , he shot down an FW 190 near Evreux Airdrome on july 5th .. I will use Lifelike decals to get this As usual I started with the cockpit painted green Humbrol 150 with some white and red spots black instruments and panels I changed the seat for a Pavla one that I prefer .. And the engine from the kit Patrice
  21. Good evening Another entry in this Gb this time I am building the Tamiya one and will represent the aircraft flown by Bruce Carr during his tour of duty with the 354 Fighter group I replaced the seat by a Quickboost one I placed the seat in the right half fuselage I cemented the 2 half fuselages Here with the wings Next time I will place fuselage on wings Patrice
  22. Good morning As the 70th anniversary of DDAY is nearing I would like to present you this Bubbletop I finished last week .. It is the Tamiya kit in the colours of the aircraft flown by Col Robert COFFEY Co of the 365 Fighter Group in the summer of 1944 and an ace with 6 kills ..
  23. Good morning As the 70th anniversary of DDAY is nearing I would like to present you this Razorback I finished last week ..It is the Tamiya kit in the colours of the aircraft flown by Col Morton Magoffin CO of 362 Fighter Group and an ace with 5 kills .. And here with the Robert Coffey's Bubbletop Patrice
  24. Another Tamiya kit and it's pretty good. From start to finish it took me about a week. This aircraft was flown by Karl Hier in 1/JG 76 and fell into French hands on November 22 1939. It was given to the RAF in May 1940 and ended up being flown by 1426 Enemy Aircraft Flight at its establishment. Sent to Wright Field in the USA, it crashed on November 3rd 1942. All the decals were from my spares box.
  25. Evening all, I meant to post this on Thursday, which would have been the 72nd anniversary of this particular machine crash landing back in France after combat over the south coast of England. The kit is the fantastic Tamiya 109E3, with Eduard canopy masks and Xtradecal decals from their 70th anniversary BoB sheet. It is a machine of JG52, flown by Uffz Karl Wollf. It would be interesting to know if there is any way of finding out which unit he might have tangled with; I am well into making up my own 'dogfight doubles' at the moment! Next up: Eric Lock's 41 sqn Spitfire and Gunther Bode's 109E4 from JG27, both using the fab new tool 1/72 Airfix kits . . .
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