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  1. 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
  2. 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 ki
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 26
  8. 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 togethe
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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 ..
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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 109
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