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  1. Hi all. Here is one of the two finished builds from 2018. It is Eduards rather nice Airacobra kit as a Weekend Edition build out of the box with aftermarket seat belts from Eduard. My P-400 is finished in the colors from the 67th FS/ 347th FG on Henderson Airfield, Guadalcanal, 1942 using the decals from the kit and some from Hasegawa. This was my last RAF aircraft type build using a blue tinted color for RAF Dark Green. I have also followed the painting instructions of Airfixs P-40C kit which recommends Humbrol HU 129 pale gray as Du Pond RAF Color. The biggest error was to put not enough weight in the nose so my Cobra needed "wheel chocks". Beside this i am quite happy with it and i hope you like this one as well. The photos were taken today between rainshowers outside. Cheers Bernd
  2. Hello, i have finished another of Eduards Fw 190 kits in 1:48 scale. This time a Weekend Edition kit in the colors of Jagdgeschwader 5, based in Norway 1945. Only photo etched seat belts were raided from another 190 for this. It rested roughly six month in a nearly finished condition in my area of doom but now it is done. Thanks for watching ! Cheers Bernd
  3. Latest completed this year, Eduards 1/72 Fw190 F8 Wurger. Built OOB for a change, no extras. Quite a nice little kit, a bit over engineered in places, presumably for the extras that Eduard also make, but still builds up well with no filler required. I used the rockets as I'd never seen a Wurger with that set up and regretted it as soon as it come to fitting the little blighter's, I also found the kit decals difficult to handle, a couple of small one just shrivelled up and even the larger one tried to wrinkle. All paints are Tamiya acrylics. Other wise an enjoyable build and looking forward to the P39 Airacobra I have in the stash next year. As usaul all comment are welcome. IMGA0081 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0080 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0082 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0083 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0086 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0084 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0085 by neil Connor, on Flickr
  4. I've just (almost) finished this kit. I loved every minute of it and will certainly build more. I used the Eduard 'weekend' 109G-6 ERLA boxing, combination of Barracuda decals and Eduard national markings and stencils. I took some photos just in case it gets destroyed during its visit to Telford... image027 by Matt Low, on Flickr image020 by Matt Low, on Flickr image028 by Matt Low, on Flickr image032 by Matt Low, on Flickr I've already spotted some touch ups required, but am pretty pleased with the result. Matt
  5. Another Mig-21R. This will be Eduard's 1/48 Weekend Edition. No etch, but kit does include 'superfabric' seatbelts. Also using BarracudaCast replacement radome, Eduard masks. Like Dave_R I will also be doing the Cuban AF scheme. It was the scheme that drove me to this kit, More and more I am finding that it is the scheme that attracts my attention and is the my major driver in building a kit as opposed to the actual aircraft itself..
  6. Hi guys, I will be building the Eduard 1/48 Yak 3. It is one of the weekend editions. here is a site where you can see the kit http://www.scalemates.com/kits/106060-eduard-8456-yak-3. I will replace the cockpit with a resin version from vector. I also have a set of resin wheels, saved from a old La-5 build. I believe they were from True details. I will start the build later. Pictures will follow later. Cheers
  7. This is something I've been working on for almost a month but is nearly completed now so this isn't a traditional WIP but I though I'd show some of the build photos anyway. This is the Eduard Weekend edition of the Fw190D9 which I was originally going to build right out of the box however when I saw a profile for Red 18 I was hooked. It turned out that I found 4 or more different profiles for Red 18 so this is a bit of a pick'n'mix of them all. I had originally started building this while away on holiday a few years ago but it soon became obvious that I should have taken something a lot simpler with me so after completing the first stage I stopped and put it back in the box which is where it had stayed for the last 3 years. So this is roughly where I set off from three weeks ago. The instructions would have me glue the rear of the engine, the supports and the firewall together as one piece before joining the fuselage halves. I just couldn't see how I was going to get that to work so I fitted the firewall to one fuselage half then fitted the supports and the rear of the engine to the firewall once it was set. This also helped align the fuselage halves which were slightly warped on my kit, possibly due to them having been stored off the sprue. I knew most of the detail of the rear engine was going to disappear once closed up so took another photo of it as completed, I was quite pleased with the way it turned out. And the cockpit, I hate detailing cockpits but didn't have any after-market bits for it other than a set of fabric seatbelt that will be fitted at the end of the build. The firewall and rear of engine in place From underneath... ...and it starts to disappear About this time I noticed that there was something a bit odd to my eye with regards the supercharger air intake. To me it looked like it had been moulded upside down or as a mirror image. In all the photos and drawings I've seen the shorter side is on top. Here's the mirror image, I think that looks better Anyhow there is nothing available to replace it that I could find so I had to go with it. (I've only ever seen this problem mentioned in one review of the kit so it's something that either isn't a problem or hasn't been picked up by many people) I don't normally build my kits with anything open but I'd heard a lot about closing up the gun bay doors on the Eduard Fw190s. I decided I'd give it a go on one of the gun bays anyway and have the rest open. After some dry fitting I thought it would be easy enough to fit the wing root gun cover to the top half of the wing before fitting the whole wing to the fuselage. The cover needed some sanding to get the fuselage side of it to fit snuggly into the fuselage but I had no problems cutting out the upper wing part and gluing the cover in place, I didn't even need any filler on it. The rest of the build went smoothly enough although I did have to sand the back of the wing spar to get one of the upper wing halves to fit, ironically it was the wing that I left the gun bay open. Other than the fit of the wing to fuselage I had no problems worth mentioning. I've read that the front of the fin is too wide but it looks fine to me so I left it alone. As I mentioned earlier while looking for information on which type of canopy to fit I found that there were at least 4 different colour profiles in the various books and decal options I had seen. I knew which colours that the production batch it came from used so at least I could confirm that the profiles were all variations of those colours. After some assistance from a couple of BMers (and an expensive purchase of the JaPo books ) I decided to go with (mostly) the EagleCals version of the colour scheme, I painted the flaps RLM76 whereas EagleCals leave them in bare metal. From the only photo of the underside I've seen it looked like the flaps were missing anyway. I painted the underside of the wing with AK Interactive's Extreme Metal Aluminium which went on beautifully smooth and shiny, too shiny for what I wanted in fact so I toned it down with matt varnish sprayed onto various panels in varying densities to get some variation. This worked really well however I didn't get a photo before I moved onto the next stage of weathering the NMF. To give the NMF a weathered look I sprayed a very thinned down version of the RLM76 I'd been using onto the various panels to give them an oxidised look, I might have taken it a bit too far but I was aiming for a worn look. I then sprayed some very thinned down smoke over the panel joins. Here is the underside as it is now with the painting and oil wash completed In the various profiles they all agreed that the front of the fuselage and power egg was painted in RLM 83 Dark Green, some then went with RLM 83 over all the fuselage and others with RLM75 or 82, I decided to go with the RLM75. The profiles showed the wings to be either RLM83/75 or RLM83/82, again I went with the RLM 83/75 version as per EagleCals, this version seemed logical to me as this aircraft was built early in the mid production run at FW Marienburg according to various references which also stated that the colour schemes changed from 83/75 to 83/82 during this production batch, ok, it's a guess! The paints used were Mr Paint (from Slovakia) over their grey primer. I wanted a really worn looking effect as the photos showed it to be far from pristine so I sprayed some of the AK Interactive aluminium over the leading edges, along the wing roots and up to the cockpit and then used the salt technique to mask it off before commencing the top coats. I also painted the hatch on the port side of the fuselage with RLM75 as some photos appear to show it darker than the RLM76, it adds visual interest even if it might not be factual. The National and unit markings were sprayed on using Montex Masks, very fiddly and a bit nerve wracking but worth the effort, the red 18 was left slightly 'chipped' intentionally to fit in with the other 'chipping'. I didn't use their serial number mask on the fin though as it appeared to be too big compared to the photos. The stencils and serial numbers came from the EagleCals decal sheet. I didn't add the wing walkways as none of the profiles showed them and I couldn't see them on the photos (and also because they are a PITA to do). An oil wash was applied using various shades of AK Interactive and MIG washes and has been left to dry which is where I am at now. The next stage will be to seal all that in with a clear coat then do the detailed painting and weathering followed by the final assembly. So I'm hopeful that I'll have this finished before the Aberdeen Modeller's Society club meeting next week. Duncan B
  8. Hi All, Here is my attempt at the very good Eduard Bf 110 G-4 Weekend Edition as part of my Nachtjager builds. Kit: Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4 Weekend Edition (7422) Scale: 1/72 Finished as: flown by Hptm. A. Breves, Ofhr. W. Telsnig, Uffz. A. Ofers, Stab II./NJG1, Düsseldorf AB, Germany, December 1944 Aftermarket accessories: none Decals: Kit supplied While far from an easy kit with a lot of fine, well moulded parts this was very enjoyable to build. The only issues I had was with the trailing edge which formed a step (more than likely my fault), the decals which seemed to not want to slide when using decal solution however worked brilliantly with just water, although a lot of stencils are provided there is no placement sheet and although Eduard allow you to download the instructions for their aftermarket stencils, these are for the 'C' model and the reference numbers do not align. Also there are no positive attachment points for the likes of the radar array and aerials, they are simply glued to the surface. With only the one marking option as per the Weekend Editions I went with it as an overall RLM76 which, initially, I felt would be boring but actually looks really good and fits well with my other builds. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking. Shane
  9. Hi Guys. I present to you my latest finished airplane (my third overall). It is the weekend edition of the Lavochkin La-7 kit in 1/48 from Eduard (actually ex-Gavia). The aircraft depited is that belonging to Col. Dolgushin, spring 1945. Very nice kit which went toghether with no major problems. For WIP pls check here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963761-lavochkin-la-7/ Hope you guys like it. Pls feel free for any comments/advices. All the best,
  10. Hello Britmodellers. My first WIP here And my third build overall. I'm currently building the Eduard (ex-Gavia) 1/48 Lavochkin La-7. The weekend-edition boxing. Quite a remarcable fighter...although somehow spartan and not a very reliable machine, as far as I read. However, here's the content of the box. Being the weekend edition version, it means that there is only plastic in the box - no PE parts or other fancy stuff like these. I'll be using some AML seatbelts...otherwise I plan a pretty OOB build. Maybe I'll try to scratch a few things here and there - mostly in the cockpit, which is pretty spartan, I have to say. I have decals for only one marking - that of comrade Col. Dolgushin, spring 1945. The decals themselves are somehow strange...I think that something is wrong with the colors...it seems to me that they degraded through time. The red is not so red anymore...especially on the tail markings. I will try to avoid using some of them, by means of painting at least the white-red stripes on the tail. But long way until then Here's the box content...
  11. Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4 Weekend Edition 1:72 Eduard The Messerschmitt Bf110 was designed to fulfil a German Air Ministry requirement for a long-range, twin-engined fighter aircraft, or zerstörer which was issued back in 1934. Following the prototypes first flight in 1936, it beat off competing designs from Arado, Focke-Wulf and Henschel and was in service by the time war broke out three years later. Fitted with the same engines as the Bf 109E, the Bf 110 was a powerful aircraft and was very well armed in comparison to its counterparts. Despite early successes in Poland, the inadequacy of the Bf 110 as an out-and-out fighter was exposed by the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Heavy losses resulted, mainly as a result of the aircrafts lack of manoeuvrability. This aspect of the design was not improved to any degree in later versions, and for this reason the Bf 110 found itself increasingly utilised in other roles such as fighter bomber, and night fighter. The aircraft was particularly successful in this last role, mainly due to its stability and heavy armament. The Bf 110G-4 was one of the last variants and was equipped with powerful DB605B engines and the Liechtenstein radar set. New armament was fitted in the form of 30mm MK 108 cannons. Overall the heavy weapons fitted to the night-fighter versions would take a toll on RAF heavy bombers. These versions of the 110 would serve right up until the end of the war. The Kit Eduard seem to have built up a successfully business model where by they offer basically the same excellent plastic in different boxes for different markets. You can get profiPACK boxings which provide multiple decal options, extra photo etched arts, masks and sometimes resin; then the "Weekend" boxings which only have one decal option and no extras. They are getting maximum exposure among modellers who want the full meal deal and those who dont. The weekend Edition arrives inside a sturdy box with a colour illustration showing the only decal option. Inside are seven sprues moulded in a grey coloured plastic. The quality of the plastic parts appears to be excellent. The mouldings are clean and crisp and there are no traces of flash or sink marks. Eduard have packed in plenty of detail such as the cockpit sidewalls and radio sets which are comparable to resin items. The surface detail on the outside of the airframe is also top notch. It is comprised of recessed panel lines, delicately engraved rivet and fastener detail which looks absolutely superb. The fineness of some parts, in particular the radar parts is quite something. They will need careful removal but I am sure will provide an excellent result. Construction starts with the extensive cockpit area. Parts are provided for the seats, control column, radios, upward & rear firing guns with separate ammunition magazines. The detail is so good here I cant see why you would want the PE in the profipack boxing. The next step is the construction of the wings. The arrangement here is typical of a lot of kits with a one part bottom wing to which the top surfaces are attached. The five part engine nacelles are made up and attached to the wings at this time. Following this additional parts are added to the cockpit areas inside the main fuselage halves and the cockpit is added. Once the fuselage is buttoned up it is attached to the wings. Once this is done the nose and tail planes are added to the completed fuselage/wing parts. The complex arrangement of glazing is now added. Eight parts make up the canopy and the entrance areas can be posed open. Lastly in the finishing straights the underwing radiators, landing gear, and various aerials are added to the completed airframe. Lastly the propellers and exhausts are added, along with the external fuel tanks and the very fine nose radar antenna. The nose radar antenna contains eight very fine parts and will be take some time to get right. The profipack kit contains a guide to make the antenna in sheet metal, a copy of this even in thin card would have been welcome in this kit! Canopy The extenive glazing for the kit is provided on one large sprue, there are parts from other versions on here so care is needed to select the right parts. The are very well moulded, clear and free from any problems. Decals As its the Weekend edition only one marking option is provided. Bf 100G-4 flown by Hptm A Breves, Ofhr W Telsnig & Uffz A Ofers. Stab 11./NJG1, Dusseldorf AB, Germany Dec 1944. Conclusion Eduards Messerschmitt Bf110 series is the definitive family of kits of this type by a fair margin. The level of detail they have packed in is superb and the engineering is excellent. Having seen their 1:48 kits its good to see the same level of excellence scaled down to the one true scale! For half the retail price of the profipack this will appeal to modellers on a budget and those who don't like all the add ones Review sample courtesy of
  12. I bought this kit with a view to entering the Fw190 group build, but before the GB started I realised I wouldn't have any modelling time spare to be able to even start the kit. It's this weekend edition: I started this build about 4 weeks ago, and I progressed pretty quickly, getting the cockpit tub, engine & ammo storage assembled & painted up, as well as the wheel bay. However, I've been stalled for the best part of 2 weeks now as I'm not looking forwared to getting the fuselage halves & wings together. I've seen in the WIP's of the STGB that assembly can be a pig, and sure enough dry fitting the parts so far has put The Fear ™ into me a bit. I probably doesn't help that this is the firt Eduard kit I've tried to build. I though that posting a WIP might give me a bit of impetus to carry on. This weekend I painted up some lionroar PE belts, and fitted them to the cockpit, so hopefully that will get the ball rolling again. In the mean time, with the sun out, here's where I am so far: Cheers Chris
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