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  1. Ok, this isn't "Armour" but since I've seen a Kübelwagen here, I suppose this is the right section to present my 1/72 Profiline Steyr 1500 Truck. I have a special interest in this vehicle as it was built in my country - in the town of Steyr in Upper Austria, to be exact (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steyr). Profiline seems to be a subsidiary of Special Hobby, and the same kit is also marketed under their 'Special Armour' range. It comes in various set-ups, as a cargo truck or ambulance vehicle. When CMK/Special Hobby attended IMPS Austria's Go Modelling in March 2016 they had some versio
  2. Hi Looking around in net for photos of Dornier Do 22 I've met something surprising to me. The escaped to Egipt after fall of Yugoslavia Dorniers were used in RAF structures but they were having very unusual national insignia. Look at this photo: The roundel below wings is not an English neither Yugoslavian one. If you compare to fin flash, which is suppoused to be Yugoslavian Blue/White/Red flag it looks like narrow red, then narrow white and huge blue circle inside. However, the Serbian company Lift Here reproduced decals as just outside red, inside blue (without white between): http://lif
  3. Hello Chaps, It's been a long haul build- 8 weeks in total, but that is because my wife and I are actively involved with contractors working on our new home that we will be moving to in mid-April....sorting out kitchen design, wood flooring, carpeting, tiles for kitchen and bathrooms, shower designs, paint colors for every room, new faucets for all sinks, choosing granite countertops and sinks for kitchen and bathrooms, new light fixtures and door handles etc etc....I hope this is the last time we have to move now, moving is a stressful and tiring event! Anyway, enough of the waffle and lets
  4. A fun site, not really for experts but more for children, i think. Sorry for clogging this otherwise very accurate resources section! But i think it can be a nice read for a modeller who is stalling on a build for example. Here is: A beginner's WWII aircraft camouflage and markings guide. (there are a few mistakes however, sorry but i have no connection what-so-ever with the site so cannot change anything about it) http://www.fritzthefox.com/camo_guide.html Also, a funny speculative article about the F-35 versus the spitfire, the EE Lightning against the spitfire, and other dissimilar w
  5. Hi, A second vintage, a 40 years old model posted by me today. This is Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka. Model by Hasegawa, from set with G4M1 Betty (which I did almost 15 years later...) painting scheme for machine found in Okinawa in 1945 (that what I have in my notes about her). Only cleaned from dust after 40 years from constructing her. Regards and comments welcome Jerzy -Wojtek
  6. Hi, This is mine number nine of this year - all were "odd and old Germans". Now it is Heinkel He 114. The model is made out of Mach -2 kit with some reshaping - some of the needed reshaping as well as confusion with drawings I discussed in WIP therad here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235000446-mach-2-heinkel-he-114-172/ As resume of what was corrected they were: the horizontal stabilizers were a bit swept into rear, the fin was cut and reshaped as well as the rudder was mounted a bit more vertical, the struts were shortered to lower the upper wing regardi
  7. Hi, Is anybody know something about the painting scheme of Heinkel He -114, which was used on German ship Pinguin on southern Indian Ocean in 1940? The machine was painted in false British markings. More about it here: http://pacificeagles.net/german-raiders-in-the-indian-ocean/ It was replaced then by Arado - 196. The profiles for this Arado (also with false British markings) exist, but for He-114 I never seen. I is a very temptating topic to make a model of He-114. The main alternative is Romanian one... Can anyone help? Best reghards Jerzy-Wojtek
  8. Hi The oldest of three models I posting today - I made it in 1976 or 1977...I remeber some upgrading of painting, especially weathering in the span of this almost 40 years...Anyway - this is very old one. This is Nakajima J1N1S Gekko made OOB from Japaneese Revell kit. Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  9. Hi again everybody! Here is my second black and white airplane – Hurricane Mk.I in the colours of 87th Squadron in the autumn of 1939 in France. On 10th November 1939 this particular machine (L1619, squadron code LK-P) was flown by Plt Off Horatio Dunn. He chased a Luftwaffe reconnaissance aircraft but went too far from the airbase and ran out of fuel. Dunn made an emergency landing near Aalbeke in Belgium. He was caught by the Belgian police and imprisoned but managed to escape from the Belgian prison on 27th November and returned to his base. The Hurricane was interned by the Belgians a
  10. Just to show that I'm not just someone who prattles on endlessly about aeroplanes and models, but someone who actually, occasionally completes models, for your pleasure are some piccies of an Il-2 Shturmovik I had made for a magazine article a few years back (sadly, the article was never published). This is, as the title would suggest, the single-seater version of the Il-2 Shturmovik as realised by Hobby Boss in 1/32nd scale. The kit itself is very nicely moulded, with no flash, and has nice engraved detail. There were some errors that had to be corrected, mainly amongst them the metal rear fu
  11. Hi Everyone, Let me show you the Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk.I – the first of two black/white RAF fighters that I’ve recently completed. On 29th May 1940 this machine (L6957) took an action over Dunkirk as part of 264th squadron (squadron code PS-T). On that day L6957 was piloted by Plt Off Desmond Kay and LAC E.J.Jones was a gunner. A dozen of Defiants were attacked by Bf 109s over the Channel. Defiants fought well and managed to score several Messerschmitts. However, Kay’s Defiant was hit by enemy fire and got its starboard aileron and hydraulics damaged. This caused the gunner to bail out,
  12. Hello Chaps, I'd like to share with you my completed build of the Revell of Germany newly tooled (last year) 1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190F-8. I usually complete a full build series starting with an in-box-review with updates along the way until completion, but, I've been really busy with a new house my wife and I purchased in December, and so, we're going backwards and forward with contractors. Anyway, I found myself with a spare hour and thought I'd spend it on here! I have to say, this kit is another "Great Value For Money" kit from Revell of Germany; fabulous engineering, quality molded product
  13. Hi all I have just bought the Airfix 1/48 WWII Ground crew set and, is it me, or are they way overscale? I put them next to some ICM figures and they dwarf them. Put next to a 1/35 figure and they don't look that much smaller. Regards Mick
  14. Here's my round-up of finished models 2015. With kind regards from Vienna Roman Schilhart IPMS Austria January 2015 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 G14 w/Aires Engine July 2015 AZ Model Spitfire Mk.IXe Airfix Mustang IV (conversion using Freightdog Resin Set) Modelist (aka Dakoplast) Yak-9 August 2015 Revell Hawker Hurricane IIc AZ Model Messerschmitt Bf-109 G "Romanian AF" Kovozávody Preostejov Mustang III September 2015 AZ Model Messerschmitt Bf-109 G10 Airfix Focke Wulf Fw-190 F8 October 2015 AZ Model Bücker Bü-181 AZ Model Messerschmitt Bf-109 G10 No
  15. Hi Everyone, Here`s my attempt at making an AVG Hawk from every ones favourite P-40 kit Finished to represent a Hawk H-81 of the 2nd Pursuit Squadron `The Panda Bears`, AVG, flown by Franklin Schwartz, Burma `42 I made a few improvements to the kit, the biggest being: replacing the cockpit with a resin one I had lying around from an Eduard P-40 Still used the kit instrument panel though, so it`s still not accurate but looks better IMHO and scratch built a replacement seat. Other tweaks include; reduced the rudder chord, lengthened the tail wheel
  16. Hello and thanks for your interest, this is my 1/72 Hasegawa Mosquito B.IV. The kit was started about 5 years ago. I ran into serious trouble with the split canopy section which consists of 4 clear parts, and they just wouldn't go together. I was left with a split line along the top canopy seam and gaps on the side windows with the blisters. Therefore, the model ended up in my 'box of doom', destined to become a source for spare parts. In early December I cleaned up my working room and rediscovered the Mosquito, almost finished, with a base coat applied already. After close inspection I
  17. JWM

    Gauntlets from Africa

    Hi I stored in my comp some photos from net, it was from a web page with a SAAF or RAAF pilot photos, unfortunately I did not made a reference...Neither store with data, which was there available. Anyway they are interesting Gauntlets from East Africa (AFAIR). Is anybody familiar with them? Can anybody help with identifiaction? Serials, colours, codes, unit... The Squadron code (except first photo) is "PT", perhaps?... Regards J-W
  18. Hi everyone, Just finished the marathon filling and sanding exercise that is Airfixs 1/48 PR XVI Mosquito so thought I`d share some pic`s Finished as an SEAC aircraft of 684 Squadron, RAF, Dum Dum , India, circa 1945 Read that they fared badly in the theatre due to their wooden construction, hence the nick name I wasn`t expecting Tamiya fit or even that the new parts in the kit would fit the older parts without a bit of work, but...... apart from the tailplanes, every part required a lot of filling and sanding. The canopy and the nace
  19. Hi, I am trying to build DH 84 RAAF ambulance, likely A34-54. It is in WIP...- a scratch work. Here: http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/dh84-pt2/dh84-dragon-pt2.htm within record for A34-54 there is a photo described like that: A34-54 at Mareeba Qld in 1943 with No.2 Air Ambulance Unit. The factory paint scheme has been replaced by jungle green camouflage with red and white ambulance cross. Frank F. Smith collection I've seen in net someone's model of the same machine (not sure that exactlu "54") which was painted in DKEarth/Foliage Green with light blue undersurface. S
  20. JWM

    RAF Liberator Mk I

    Hi, I am considering conversion of Academy B24 into Liberator Mk I in Coastal Command markings. I know there is a lot to change, but this promises a lot of fun of modelling, isn't? . There are some interesting particular machine for consideration. For exampele there was and fameous "u boot killer" - AM929 while serving in 120 Sqn she sunk 5 u-boots. In profile published here: http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/b/327/9/2(which is taken from Polish monography of Liberator) this particular machine has no 4-canon instalation in front bomb bay. It is true? The all known remaining 120 Sqn (and all MK I CC)
  21. Hi, In IWM collections of photos I found Whitley with modified rear - the turret was replaced by opening for parachute jumping. http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205197364 Was it a typical conversion for all parachute trainers? In photos of jumping from Whitley, for example here https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/Parachute_troops_jump_from_a_Whitley_bomber_during_a_demonstration_for_the_King_near_Windsor%2C_25_May_1941._H9955.jpg man jumped from the normal doors in middle of fuselage. In this colection there is another nice photo of similar, early radial Whi
  22. In order to warm the hearts of the 1/144th scale community, we decided to develop a brand new injection-moulded kit of this lovely aeroplane. The “Beau’s” have never been released before in plastic in this scale, so this is their first appearance. These kits have been made using high-quality moulds, produced by one of the best Czech moulding companies. To whet your appetite here we present you the images of the test shots and the first test build. The finished kit still lacks the clear parts, but otherwise it is complete. Here are some pics depicting how the model master was made f
  23. I discovered one of these in my stash hidden as a freebie inside another kit and thought it might look nice next to my Judy one day. It's all sealed and in good order minus the box so a nice addition to the 'shelf breakers'. Haswgawa Toyota Starter Truck Gb http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MjYzWDUwMA==/z/dqAAAOxy4dNS2TTG/$_35.JPG http://www.hasegawausa.com/product-images/hsgs1817bs01t-lg.jpg (I see once again it's converting pix to urls...pita!) Obviously not a popular subject (only found 1 BM build pic, although hints of at least 2 more) but I am hoping someone can point to pix, plans etc of t
  24. We've got a fantastic offer on the 1/35 Vosper MTB 74 'St. Nazaire Raid' plastic model kit from Italeri right now, with 40% off for a massive saving of £40!! This fantastically detailed model of a real life British Motor Torpedo Boat used during the St Nazaire Raid in World War II could also be complemented nicely with Italeri's 1/35 Vosper MTB Crew figures set which has 10% off! Hurry now while stocks last! For more info, check out our newsletter here.
  25. Many aircraft in the war received temporary white camouflage during the winter. Leaving aside dirt, weathering and flaking off, does anyone know if it would have discoloured with age? I ask because I'm not sure whether it's better to use Appliance White (which doesn't go yellow) or old-fashioned white enamel (which usually does). Appliance White can be discoloured if necessary, but it's a lot more work than starting with enamel. Plus, would this be different between, say, the Luftwaffe and the VVS?
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