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  1. AZ Model is to release several limited editions from its 1/72nd de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth kit. Source: http://modelweb.modelforum.cz/2014/03/13/novinky-az-model-brezen-podruhe/?lang=CS - ref. AZ7472 - de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth Mk.II "International" - ref. AZ7473 - de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth Mk.II "Other users" - ref. AZ7474 - de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth Mk.II "Royal Navy" - ref. AZ7470 - de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth Mk.II "RAF" V.P.
  2. New tool 1/48th DH.82a Tiger Moth kit - ref. A04104 Release expected in May December 2019 February 2020. Source: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2019/tiger-moth-1-48.html V.P.
  3. I'm building a 1/48 Tiger Moth from Airfix, and my chosen scheme is G-ADVZ from Xtradecal X48206. There are three different propellers in the kit. What are the differences in them, and which one of them would most likely be the right one?
  4. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234949713-any-other-new-telford-news/page-3 Airfix is to release a new tool 1/72nd de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth kit - ref.???? To be followed... V.P.
  5. Hi, This is my recent model, not from archive I finished it few days ago. This is Dh 82 Tiger Moth of Air Abulance Unit in Australia Laverton at end of 1944 (A17-543). Profile from Czech book "Ilustrovana Historie Letectvi " (Illustrated history of aviation) No 8, Z. Hurt, P.Kucera, O.Charles, 1992 via wing palette. The conversion is acratch built, decals from drawer. I hope you will like it, Comments welcome! Regards Jerzy-Wojtek P.S. I am about to finish another Tiger Moth in RAF markings - soon I hope at RFI.
  6. I'm building simultaneously a 1/72 Amodel Gipsy Moth and a Tiger Moth from Airfix. The Amy Johnson aircraft has a wooden unpainted propeller, but I'm not sure if I should paint the Tiger Moth propeller black with yellow tips or make it wooden. My chosen scheme is from Xtradecal X72204, G-ADVZ, from 1935. Were the black propellers also wooden, but the spinner was metal? What does the period photos suggest, were the black propeller already common in the 1930s? Regards Simon
  7. Hi everyone, I have come to the conclusion that life is not fair. Temptation should be abolished! Here I was, happy as a sand boy, drowning in my humongous pile of unfinished 1/72 kits. Then, out of the blue, a friend arrives and brings me a 1/48 (Yeeek!) Tiger Moth (Bof!) from Airfix (First good news). So I checked the contents and totally against my better judgement, I was mesmerized. What a magnificent box-full of plastic. Airfix at its best. Against my will, the sprue cutter started detaching parts on its own... Damn. Then I took a minute to look at the paint schemes, and because I am a sucker for checkerboards, I decided this kit would be finished in the RAF Central Flying School aerobatic team. I am not a fan of Aerobatic teams, but this paint scheme really appeals. Anyway, here are a couple of photos: The great box art: And the damage done to date: And then suddenly, it was downhill all the way! I first realized that the Tiger Moth in question was a 2018 look alike. And I am totally uninterested in present day replicas, at least when it comes to modelling. So I went online and looked for photos of the "genuine" Tiger Moths of this early 1930s aerobatic team. I found a couple of very average photos taken in flight from quite some distance. Then came the second blow: I stumbled by chance on a build thread by @Ratch in the Airfix Forum: he built the old tool 1/72 Airfix Tiger Moth, in the colors of the same RAF Aerobatic Team. BUT, there he was, blanking the front cockpit out! Madness!!! So I went back to my very average photos and there it was: from these Tiger Moths from the very first batch delivered to the RAF, the aerobatic team received 5 that were customized, and if I got this right, the front cockpit was simply deleted... Damn!!! But I have made my mind and this Tiger Moth will have this red and white checkerboard: so front cockpit to be disappeared, horizontal tail surfaces without anti-spin strakes, and I am sure I am forgetting something. If any of you have some explicit photos of what the deleted front cockpit area is supposed to look like, please PM them to me if copyright is an issue. Same if you have some decent photos of these fantastic-looking Tiger Moths. I am insane to even look at this kit, but insanity can be fun! JR
  8. https://www.facebook.com/ICM.Models/posts/1508778282648438 Not sure (and tried to do a search and nothing came up) if this has been notied - ICM seem to be teasing a silhouette of a Tiger Moth on their Facebook feed at the moment asking people to guess the plane in 1/32nd scale! Possible incoming announcement of a large scale Tiger Moth?
  9. For this build I will be modifying the 1/32 Tiger Moth to represent the radio controlled Queen Bee. I will leave the floats as they are, even though they aren't quite right in shape. Have already blanked off the rear cockpit in which the electronics were kept. An important feature is the windmill generator on the port side of the fuselage and will add that. Am contemplating flattening the sides of the fuselage as Queen Bees were plywood like the DH60 Moth and not canvas - yet to investigate properly. As this had an amusing ground radio control box it will be represented as part of a mini diorama and use the kit standing figure as the operator. This has passed muster, being less that 25% built. The ground control with telephone dial. A while ago I took photographs of a Queen Bee and associated equipment at the De Havilland museum. For reference I have the Putnam DH book and the Warpaint on the Tiger Moth. Will probably do the scheme of Dark Earth/Dark Green on top with Sky on the sides and undersides and the floats silver as illustrated in Warpaint.
  10. DH.82 Tiger Moth Correction/Update sets (For ICM) 1:32 CMK by Special Hobby The new ICM Tiger Moth kit was a welcome addition to their 1/32 line of new tool aircraft. CMK now bring us some update sets for this kit. All are cast to their ususal high standards. Main Wheels & Tailskid (5139) This set brings us the main wheels with sag in the tyres (perhaps a bit too much?) there are also two different sets of inner wheel hubs, and three different sets of outer wheel hubs including a pair with the DH logo, There is in addition a new tail skid from a harder resin material. Instrument Panels with Compasses and Coaming (5140) This set replaces both cockpits instrument panels and coamings. There are new compasses included with OE mounting brackets. A sheet of decals provides individual instruments for both panels. Luggage Box (5137) If you want tot open up some panels on your Tiger Moth then this set allows you to open up the luggage area behind the rear cockpit. As well as all the structure for the area an item of luggage is also provided to fill the bay. Correction Propeller (5138) This is a new drop in replacement propeller with separate front and rear hubs. Review samples courtesy of
  11. DH.82 Blind Flying Hood (Q48382 for Airfix) 1:48 CMK Quick & Easy by Special Hobby Blind flying hoods are used on Training aircraft to simulate instrument training while not having to fly at night or in bad weather. On the Tiger Moth this fits stowed behind the rear cockpit and pulls forward. This set arrives in CMK’s Quick and Easy green backed envelope. it requires minimal clean up from the small this casting block. This will add something extra to your Airfix Tiger Moth. Net photo to show n use from The History page on DH.82 N-5490 Review sample courtesy of
  12. de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth with WWII RAF Cadets (32037) 1:32 ICM The DH.82 Tiger Moth really needs no introduction. Designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company the aircraft served as the the primary trainer for the Royal Air Force from 1932 until the 1950s when it was replaced by another de Havilland product the Chipmunk. Developed from the DH.60 Moth the DH.82 was called the Tiger Moth. The original aircraft was Powered by a 120 hp de Havilland Gipsy III piston engine. The DH.82A was Powered by a 130 hp de Havilland Gipsy Major piston engine and could be fitted with a hood over the rear cockpit for blind flying instruction. Further variants would be the DH.82C fitted with an enclosed hood for cold weather operations in Canada; and the Queen Bee which was an unmanned radio controlled target drone. The Kit This is a welcome new tool kit from ICM. The parts are crisp and well moulded consistent with ICMs modern tooling. The kit arrives on 3 main sprues of parts with a small clear sprue. Construction starts with the modeler drilling 4 holes in each fuselage side. The instrument panels then go in, with instruments being provided as decals, however each is a separate decal and not just one sheet for a panel. Bulkheads then go in behind each cockpit. The fuselage can now be closed up. At the rear the tailplanes go on which is a single part then the area in front of them goes on, which is a different part for each of the two decal options. The rudder can then be attached also (This has the tail skid moulded on). At the front the engine is built up and added to its bearers, The completed unit can then go on the front of the fuselage. The top engine cowl then goes one followed by the sides and at the cockpit openings the fold down sides go on. At the very front the engine front cover goes on. To finish of this section the windscreens can go on, and behind the rear cockpit the blind flying hood if fitted. We now move to the lower wing. This has a single top half with split left/right lowers. First up a number of holes need to be drilled into the wing. The top of the centre wing section from the base of the cockpit. To this part are added the control runs, rudder pedals and control columns. next up the two seats need to be fitted. Once the seats are in the top of the lower wing can be fitted to the fuselage. The struts for the top wing on the engine cowl and wings can now be added in. Now we move to the lower of the top or upper wing. Again this upper wing is split with a single lower part, and left/right uppers. Before the lower part of the upper wing can be fitted again a series of holes must be drilled. This wing can now be fitted while lining up with all the struts. Once this is on the central fuel tank is fitted followed by the left and right upper wings. Flipping the model over then fits the left/right lower main wings, and the engine under cover then goes on. Now the main structure is together we are on the finishing straight so to speak. To the upper wing the leading edge slats are attached and the the lower wing the ailerons. Next up its the turn of the basic undercarriage. The main struts and shocks are all moulded as one part to which the wheels attach, the whole unit then fits to the fuselage where the front and rear bracing struts then go on. At the tail the tailplane bracing struts attach as well. Control for the ailerons then go onto the main wing with control horns going onto the tailplanes and rudder. The prop goes on the front to finish things off. If the modeller wants to rig there model then this is shown throughout the instructions. Decals Two options are provided for on the decal sheet: No.3 Flight Training Sqn, RAF Grantham 1938 No.25 (Polish) Elementary Flyight Training School, Summer 1944 The decals look nicely printed with no issues. Figures This new set from ICM was released on its own, and these are now boxed with the Tiger Moth kit. There is one pilot getting ready for flying, two other cadets and a senior officer with a pipe. In general the moulding is crisp and clean with plenty of detail. Like all of ICM's recent figures these are well sculpted and should build up well. Conclusion It is great to see ICM releasing new tools of aircraft like this in 1/32. Highly recommended. Available in the UK from importers H G Hannants Ltd. Review sample courtesy of
  13. de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (32035) 1:32 ICM The DH.82 Tiger Moth really needs no introduction. Designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company the aircraft served as the the primary trainer for the Royal Air Force from 1932 until the 1950s when it was replaced by another de Havilland product the Chipmunk. Developed from the DH.60 Moth the DH.82 was called the Tiger Moth. The original aircraft was Powered by a 120 hp de Havilland Gipsy III piston engine. The DH.82A was Powered by a 130 hp de Havilland Gipsy Major piston engine and could be fitted with a hood over the rear cockpit for blind flying instruction. Further variants would be the DH.82C fitted with an enclosed hood for cold weather operations in Canada; and the Queen Bee which was an unmanned radio controlled target drone. The Kit This is a welcome new tool kit from ICM. The parts are crisp and well moulded consistent with ICMs modern tooling. The kit arrives on 3 main sprues of parts with a small clear sprue. Construction starts with the modeler drilling 4 holes in each fuselage side. The instrument panels then go in, with instruments being provided as decals, however each is a separate decal and not just one sheet for a panel. Bulkheads then go in behind each cockpit. The fuselage can now be closed up. At the rear the tailplanes go on which is a single part then the area in front of them goes on, which is a different part for each of the two decal options. The rudder can then be attached also (This has the tail skid moulded on). At the front the engine is built up and added to its bearers, The completed unit can then go on the front of the fuselage. The top engine cowl then goes one followed by the sides and at the cockpit openings the fold down sides go on. At the very front the engine front cover goes on. To finish of this section the windscreens can go on, and behind the rear cockpit the blind flying hood if fitted. We now move to the lower wing. This has a single top half with split left/right lowers. First up a number of holes need to be drilled into the wing. The top of the centre wing section from the base of the cockpit. To this part are added the control runs, rudder pedals and control columns. next up the two seats need to be fitted. Once the seats are in the top of the lower wing can be fitted to the fuselage. The struts for the top wing on the engine cowl and wings can now be added in. Now we move to the lower of the top or upper wing. Again this upper wing is split with a single lower part, and left/right uppers. Before the lower part of the upper wing can be fitted again a series of holes must be drilled. This wing can now be fitted while lining up with all the struts. Once this is on the central fuel tank is fitted followed by the left and right upper wings. Flipping the model over then fits the left/right lower main wings, and the engine under cover then goes on. Now the main structure is together we are on the finishing straight so to speak. To the upper wing the leading edge slats are attached and the the lower wing the ailerons. Next up its the turn of the basic undercarriage. The main struts and shocks are all moulded as one part to which the wheels attach, the whole unit then fits to the fuselage where the front and rear bracing struts then go on. At the tail the tailplane bracing struts attach as well. Control for the ailerons then go onto the main wing with control horns going onto the tailplanes and rudder. The prop goes on the front to finish things off. If the modeller wants to rig there model then this is shown throughout the instructions. Decals Two options are provided for on the decal sheet: No.3 Flight Training Sqn, RAF Grantham 1938 No.25 (Polish) Elementary Flyight Training School, Summer 1944 The decals look nicely printed with no issues. Conclusion It is great to see ICM releasing new tools of aircraft like this in 1/32. Highly recommended. Available in the UK from importers H G Hannants Ltd. Review sample courtesy of
  14. Here's my Airfix 1/48 Tiggie, from the box except for tape harnesses, the SBS rigging set and Xtradecals. It's a delightful kit and one of Airfix's best. Two slightly odd aspects are (1) they provide three props and no indication of what they are - I chose the one with the nicest shape but no idea if it's correct or not - the photo shows the other two; (2) the wheels are handed and have moulded flats on the bottom but assembling them (as far as I can tell) correctly, the flats are oriented the wrong way! Some gentle twisting got them parallel to the ground without breaking the wheels off the axle. It's the second biplane I've rigged. The first was the Walrus, using guitar wire. The SBS set was OK and fitted well but it is expensive. All power to those building 1/72 biplanes - my fingers are almost too fat to do 1/48. I emailed Hannants to ask if their decal designer had a photo of the full size aircraft to show whether the anti-spin strakes were fitted but he hadn't. So how did he design the decals? The scheme is the same as one of the ones previously offered by AZ in 1/72 so I wonder........ I'm becoming a bit jaded with Xtradecals. These silvered badly in spite of a glossy Kleer coat and some Micro Set and, like the Hunter ones, the yellow is a bit out of register with a shadow around the edge of the 'A'. Adhesion wasn't brilliant either. It's a nice companion to my now rather ancient Magister. Thanks for looking!
  15. Good evening and a belated Happy New Year to all BMer's - hope everyone is safe and well After being totally distracted with Christmas and everything that's going on in the world at the moment I've finally managed to get back to the bench to try and get my head down and get some modelling done. I was conscious that I still need to get cracking with my Wellington build as well as my I-16 - hopefully make some progress with these and update you all very soon. As we're now starting another year afresh, I thought I'd take the opportunity to take stock of what I have on the go and what I really should get finished. I have 8 kits in total that are at various stages of completion as well as more coming in to the stash as we speak (kit buying should be a registered condition I'm sure)!!!! What caught my eye was a tiny red shape towards the back of the shelf and I remembered I'd completed the Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth ages ago - well, until it was about 95% complete and then forgot about it. So I thought in the New Year spirit this should be the first kit to be freed from the shelf of doom. All that was required was a couple of little jobs like sorting out the canopy screens, tidying up the struts and then giving it a flat coat with a tiny bit of weathering. I did deliberate quite a bit about whether or not to try and add some rigging but the kit is so small and delicate that I felt I'd probably end up ruining the effect altogether with blobs of super glue trying to hold tiny threads in place - so no rigging it is. So here she is - now resting comfortably in my cabinet - on the other side of the room from the shelf of doom!! Hope you like Kris
  16. Special Hobby is not only (through CMK) working on upgrade sets for the Airfix 1/48th Tiger Moth but also preparing a new tool injected plastic 1/32nd kit from the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth Source: http://www.specialhobby.net/2020/07/dh82-tiger-moth-148-pripravovane-sety.html Source: https://www.facebook.com/specialhobby/posts/956156904824670 V.P.
  17. Silver Wing has just released a 1/32nd de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth resin kit - ref. 32-022 Sources: https://www.facebook.com/SilverWingsAircraftModels/posts/3184707348253650 http://www.silverwings.pl/de-havilland-dh82a-tiger-moth.html Schemes • De Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth, MO-159, LeLv26, Finnish Air Force, 1943 • De Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth, PG-712/2, Royal Netherlands Air Force, 1946 • De Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth, N6919/36, probably of No 1 EFTS, RAF, 1940 • De Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth, G-ACDA, De Havilland School of Flying, Hatfield, 1933 • De Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth, DE745, assigned to the 353rd Fighter Group, USAAF Station 366 (RAF Metfield), September 1943 • De Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth, R4922, used by 7 Elementary Flying Training School, Desford and Braunstone, 1939-1945 V.P. Where's the original thread ? https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235062701-132-silver-wings-tiger-moth/
  18. Hi, For my next build I was wondering, what I should build. I eventually decided on a tiger moth. What are some good kits in 1:48th and 1:72 scale for the tiger moth?
  19. Hello all, Just finished the rather diminutive, but exquisite 1/72 Airfix Tiger Moth. I was very impressed with the kit! I added the Eduard PE set (which costs twice the price of the kit...). Decals from Xtradecal. Thanks for looking Guy
  20. Hello BM'ers! I am involved in a small group named the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation http://www.classicaircraft.ca/ in Stayner (north of Toronto) Ontario Canada. We are a small museum based at an ex- BCATP field and we have two 1943 trainers that we use to give the public "Experience flights". They are a Fleet PT-26 Cornell and a DH98a Tiger Moth. Our Cornell is in great shape and we are busy giving rides, however, our Tiger Moth was damaged in a accident in 2017 and is still under repair. Although we are going through insurance to repair the aircraft, there is a large gap in what they are paying and what is required to get everything back to top condition. Once you open an 85 year old wing and fuselage to fix it you inevitably find more work to be done replacing worn or just too old components. As a result we are finding ourselves in a position between not getting our Tiger back into the air at all or running our small not for profit organisation into debt. We are running fund raising activities locally and we are also looking to the world wide aviation community to see if anyone out there would like to help. We have started a Gofundme campaign and I would like to present it here and I ask that you consider the request and/or spread the word to others who you may feel are interested. And if any of you are visiting in the Toronto / Georgian Bay area anytime please contact us or me and perhaps come visit. You may even consider a flight over some of the best scenery in Ontario. Thank you!! https://www.gofundme.com/restore-a-1943-dehavilland-tiger-moth-to-flight
  21. Hello, I am keen on building this particular machine - a Tiger Moth coded K-4288 /D of 18th Elementary and Reserve FTS, Fairoaks, Surrey, England 1937. I intend to use Xtradecal set No. X72190, and the instructions suggest a very interesting scheme - silver fuselage + wings in "shadow" camouflage + yellow wingtips and undersides! Img source: Hyperscale This looks very interesting, indeed, but looking at the two photos if this machine known to me, I have some doubts about the wing camouflage and yellow wingtips. Would anyone please also take a look at the photos, and contribute with his opinion? 20 eyes are always better than just two 😁 Img source: Aerohispanoblog Img source: Krul antiquarian books Thank You in advance!
  22. As promised in the What's Flying Over Your House thread, here's the first lot of photos taken at this year's fly-in. These are the pics taken with the zoom lens on my DSLR. The standard lens recently broke, so I had to use my wife's awful Fuji camera to take the close-up pics, and I haven't managed to get the pics off the SD card as yet! Tiger Moths first! Cheers, Mark.
  23. Airfix Tiger Moth in 1/72 in the kit scheme colours of No. 10 Elementary Reserve Flying School, RAF Yatesbury, Wiltshire 1940. Built oob except for scratch built seatbelts (from heavy duty kitchen foil), Albion Alloys 0.3mm brass tube (for the control horns in the tail) and Uschi van der Rosten Fine (0.02mm line). Paints were airbrushed Italeri RAF Dark Earth and Dark Green along with Humbrol yellow (I think it was 69 - colder compared to RAF Training Yellow) and Mig pigments and washes. I built this as I wanted to learn how to do rigging which was initially quite frustrating. I had many battles with medium and thin superglue and kicker just to get the lines to stay...so the surfaces around the struts became quite a mess in the end (along with the fuselage where it meets the wing). Despite my drilling out the lower wings and attaching the rigging lines to the upper wing with the intention of feeding the line through the lower wings, I only managed to do this for a couple, the rest were bodged in a pool of superglue. However, overall I'm pleased with the result even if the rigging is overscale and the rigging in front of the cockpit subsequently came undone.
  24. Source: http://www.specialhobby.net/2016/08/hadanka-aneb-co-to-pripravujeme.html Parts of an aircraft preserved or photographed by SH representatives at the (now closed) Virginia Air Museum - http://www.aviationmuseum.eu/World/North_America/USA/Virginia/Richmond/Virginia_Aviation_Museum.htm - and already announced for years as future kit in the Special Hobby catalog. To be followed. V.P.
  25. Here's my latest completion, Airfix's new-tool Tiger Moth in RAAF colours. Paints are Humbrol throughout, H149 being used to represent Foliage green, the markings are from Xtradecals and represent an aircraft from No. 12 Local Air Supply Unit RAAF, Cape Wom, Wewak, New Guinea in 1945. On September 14, 1945 the commander of the Japanese 18th Army, Lt. General Hatazo Adachi was transported as a passenger in the forward cockpit of this aircraft. Piloted by Flying Officer T. L. Collier, it took off from Cape Wom airfield and was flown south to Kiarivu airfield where Adachi returned to his headquarters nearby. http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/dh82/A17-489.html I rather liked this kit, but I did end up braking the wing struts when I came to remove the "X" brace between them. This was intended as a quick build, so I didn't bother rigging or weathering it. Finally, here's a sneak peak of one of my current projects : As always, comments and criticism welcome! Mike.
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