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  1. Hi Guys I need some help with the colour scheme that Aermacchi used on the factory built MB326 (Impala), it consisted of four colours in avery intricate pattern, these colours were: Tan Colour, Dark Green, Olive drab and Grey I would appreciate the FS numbers or eqvilant if you happen to know them. If not the Air International December 1982 issue has this profile on page 300 (a scan of the article would help), fourth from the top as it seemed that the Brazilian AF MB326's were also painted in this colour/scheme. Any help would be appreciated Regards William mechinf@netactive.co.za
  2. Some superb diorama ideas here from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, commonly known as The Boneyard, where the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) takes care of disused warplanes and fighter jets. http://www.bing.com/maps/#Y3A9NTEuNTA2NDAxfi0wLjEyNzEwMCZsdmw9NiZzdHk9ciZlbz0wJnNzPXlwLllONjh4MjM0MTQxODIxfnBnLjF+cmFkLjgw Go to the Bird's Eye tab, zoom in, rotate for some stunning views.
  3. Hello everyone! I am presenting you the model of the aircraft Fw-190A8/R2, wich was flown by Feldwebel Hubert Engst, November 1944. The model was made OOB with some scratchbuilding. I made drive ropes for the canopy movement, cannon and pitot tube(hypodermic needles), details on the droptank, droptank rack, Fug25a, clear stand and a spinning propeller. The pilot figure is from CMK. I used Model Master colors. For the painting references I used profiles from the KAGERO - TOP COLORS 14; FW-190 at War book. This airplane is well documented and exists a big amount of photos, that's why color profiles are so correct. Comparison of the color profiles with the model. Photos of the finished model More photos of the finished model : http://eberlemodel.blogspot.com/2011/03/focke-wulf-fw-190-8r2-eduard-148.html Workshop : http://eberlemodel.blogspot.com/2011/03/izdelava-makete-focke-wulf-fw-190-8r2.html Regards, Aleš.
  4. Here I comeback to the forum after a long time with this kit. Although not a wartime aircraft, it is one of the closest things you can find that actually didn't fought but looks like if it would have had. The main thing that separes these kit from the usual is; modified pilot to resemble the actual pilot who achieved the records, with a white suit, resembling a pulp fiction astronaut, and I sculped with putty the wheel protections on the wheels, which I think gives a great style, besides the chroming of the nacelle. This has been a family build - built by my father, wheel protections and pilot made by my brother, and painted, chromed and decalled by myself. I have made also a full review; http://toysoldierchest.blogspot.com/2015/01/frog-novo-bristol-138-research-plane.html
  5. Hello again! Since I have plans to build some airliners after Christmas, there is one question I have... and that is: What do I do with windows? I don't think the kits that I'll be making come with the plexiglass inserts for the windows. I do not want to fill them up because that would mean I'd have to buy window decals which costs more £££. I am planning on leaving them open, as this will also make painting easier. However, I still want the plane to look nice and dont want my modelling dignity to leak out the windows ( ), so maybe covering the windows from the back or something? So just dump all your ideas on me for airliner windows that doesn't involve filling them. Has anyone tried leaving the windows just the way they are? If so, what is your opinion on open windows? [FYI: I have done some background reading, but I'm still a noob infront of y'all ] Thanks in advance, Hamdhan
  6. Dear admin, This post was made by mistake, please delete it Hamdhan.
  7. Hi here comes my first article, here on Britmodeller.The chosen subject is my Hasegawa P-40E.It is one of my favorite aircraft and like so much other WW II fighter types a must.The Hasegawa P-40 don t fall together, if you follow the instructions you run into very serious fit problems at the rear fuselage and aft of the canopy.I created completed fuselage halfs and close after this the fuselage, the gaps on the spine are better and easier to fill. There are also fit problems with the wing guns. After this it is a trouble free build and the completed kit look razor sharp like the real thing. For the markings i choose the plane from Robert L. Scott, commander of the 23rd FG in China. I found some interersting pictures on the net and the plane looks relative well maintained, for a combat aircraft. My preshading works only on the underside and i made a black wash only on the access panels. If you look at an aircraft in a “1/48 distance” you won t see much of the panel lines, so i left them untouched. The gun sight came from a PE sheet from Extra – Tech ( german gunsights !! ) The antennas are stretched sprues. The kit was done around spring 2014 and it is still my newest 1/48 plane. The decals came from a Sky Models sheet, printed by Cartograph. They worked very well, beside a fitting problem with the sharkmouth.There is also a picture with an earlier build Hasegawa P-40N, you can t have too much P-40s I hope the sizes of the pictures are o.K, hope you like it Bernd
  8. Hello everyone! I am presenting a Mig-21M model that was finished one month ago. Used accessories: Eduard Brassin – Mig-21MF – Interior early Eduard Brassin – Mig-21MF/SMT Exhaust Nozzle Eduard Mig-21MF Exterior Master Pitot tube Decals: Balkan Models, Lift here, Eduard stenciles Paints: Model Master Aluminum plate Lots of accessories from Eduard were never used, there was a lot of scratchbuilding. An entire process of building and painting can be found in the workshop in the folowing link: http://eberlemodel.blogspot.com/2013/04/mig-21m-eduard-148-part-1.html Photos of the finished model: Two black ones: More photos of the finished model can be found here: http://eberlemodel.blogspot.com/2014/09/mig-21m-eduard-148-finished.html Greetings from Slovenia and happy modelling! Aleš
  9. Having been brought up near Filton airfield, I have set myself the task of building as many aircraft associated with Filton over the years, to a greater or lesser extent. This will be done in 1/144 due to limited storage space. I have started with VC10 RB211 testbed G-AXLR, VFW614 D-BABC and DC-3 G-AMPO. If anyone has photos/slides ets of aircraft at Filton and would be willing to share tham with me, please let me know.
  10. With the growth of 1:200 scale model ship kits becoming available I thought it might be worth advising you of the availability of 1:200 aircraft models. Some of these could be used with the ship models, most likely the aircraft carriers but also for larger warships with aircraft carrying capabilities. Here is a link to the TOTS SITE (The One True Scale) which shows kits, photos and builds of 1:200 scale aircraft. Mike
  11. Having been brought up near Filton airfield, I have set myself the task of building as many aircraft associated with Filton over the years, to a greater or lesser extent. This will be done in 1/144 due to limited storage space. I have started with VC10 RB211 testbed G-AXLR, VFW614 D-BABC and DC-3 G-AMPO. If anyone has photos/slides ets of aircraft at Filton and would be willing to share tham with me, please let me know.
  12. A couple from my latest buld for a Facebook Groupbuild 'NATO' 20140330_EOS5D3_{C02}_Coventry_NATO Groupbuild_2014_M7B1704.jpg by Mr_Nemo1888, on Flickr Airfix Lockheed U-2 for NATO Groupbuild_1 by Mr_Nemo1888, on Flickr Thanks for looking, Simon
  13. Pearl Harbor to Coral Sea Book by AIRfile The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii, by Japanese naval aircraft on the morning of December 7 1941 brought the United States into the war which, until then mainly involved the forces of Britain against Germany and Italy. Immediately following this attack, Japanese forces attacked Thailand, Malaya, the Philippines, Guam, Wake Island and Midway. These attacks brought Britain and the United States to declare war on Japan and became known as the Pacific War. Over the following weeks Japan extended its operations, invading Singapore, Sumatra, Hong Kong, Burma and New Guinea. They also mount attacks on Port Moresby which was only approximately 500 miles (800 Km) north of Australia. The Book This book describes the events of the first six months of the Pacific War; the Far Eastern element of World War Two, and the initial chapter covers the lead-up to and including the attack on Pearl Harbor. When the Pacific War is mentioned, the general theme points to the United States versus Japan, however many countries were involved in the fighting in that area. Within these pages the reader will find the colour schemes and markings of the aircraft of all the main combatants that were involved in the first six months of the Pacific War; from the pre-emptive strike against Pearl Harbor at the beginning of December 1941 to the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. There are explanatory texts, included with colour illustrations, describing the events; development of the colour schemes and markings of the aircraft of all main combatants that were involved in the first six months of the Pacific War from Dec 7 1941 to the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. These include British; US; Japanese; French Indo-Chinese; Thai; Dutch; Chinese and Australian air forces. Neil Robinson has set the layout in order to present the aircraft details by theatre of conflict; with encompassing sections on: Pearl Harbor; French-Indo China; Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore; the Battle for the Philippines; Guam and Wake Island; the Dutch East Indies and New Guinea; China, Burma and the American Volunteer Group (AVG); and Australia – the Darwin Raids. The book finishes with the aircraft involved in the 5 day Battle of the Coral Sea. There is also a colour profile of a civilian Douglas DC-3, of Hawaiian Airlines, which was strafed at Honolulu Airport during the Pearl Harbor attacks. An additional chapter is incorporated within the sections above and describes the aircraft of the Doolittle Raid. This section includes a narrative, describing the reasoning and build up of the raid, plus the fates of the aircrew and aircraft. Five of the sixteen US Army’s B.25 Mitchell twin-engined bombers are shown in profile depicting their colours and markings. Conclusion This is a very well presented book and is designed with the modeller in mind. The subject aircraft, which are nicely illustrated by Peter Scott, are laid out in full colour profile, plus some have full 4-drawing profile and plan, and each incorporates a short history of the unit and squadron. There is also a breakdown of the colour scheme and markings included, many of them illustrated here for the first time. There are approximately 240 colour illustrations, consisting 77 Japanese; 75 United States; 43 British (inc Australian); 10 AVG; plus various Thai; French Indo-Chinese; Philippine aircraft and also one civilian airliner. The reference information, within the chapters and alongside the many illustrations, appears to be well researched and includes details from dozens of reference books; magazines and from private sources. There are plenty of different types of aircraft depicted here and should be a real asset for the modeller of WW2 aircraft, especially those of the Far Eastern campaign. It is informative and colourful and I thoroughly recommend it to be held in the modeller's reference library. Review sample courtesy of Kindly mention Britmodeller.com to the supplier when making enquiries or orders .
  14. It's that time again people. Though, I'm not fully ready to post all the photos (have been too busy to get some edited) but I will get some up now, get Christmas over with and then some up later. I hope you enjoy them, as much as I love taking them.... Happy Christmas to everyone too! I hope you have a great day/time off. (First batch of 10...) B777 1/40th BHX by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Head on VC-10 getting for a departure. by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr XR808 at Bruntingthorpe by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Swedish Air Force Sabreliner 861 by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr XV295 by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr MH314 Replica by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr French Air Force - Eurocopter EC725 Caracal - 'SJ' 2789 by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr M-EDIA Dassault Falcon 7X by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr F-ZBEH power run by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr MC-130P 66-0215 doing a touch & go at Brize Norton 17/10/13 by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr
  15. ok this is something a bit different and could be cherry buster for some! I know there are quite a few twisted soles out there who like to dabble in resin, or just like to sniff it! So how about a 100% (ok not counting PE and white metal bit) resin build? These lots of choice available out there plus plenty can be had quite cheaply on EvilBay. There are probably heaps of members out there sitting on resin just waiting for the right time, plus probably lots of curious members wanting to know what the fuss is all about. So why not have an open build for whatever you have stashed away or whatever you can get your sticky mitts on to show the world we're not really crazy cellar dwellers that crave filling and sanding, no more bubbles and more filling and more sanding and sanding and more filling and lots resin dust........opps thats me! Have my eye on a super cool 1/48th Ju-388J Nightfighter......of cause! and yes i'm a resin fiend! -------------------------------------------- Ok Ive started a list so we can get an idea whos interested and the numbers so far. Here we go; 1/ trickyrich (me guess I'll be the host with the most!) 2/ Enzo Matrix 3/ Procopius 4/ Jörgen Stendahl 5/ Arniec 6/ Mish 7/ woody37 8/ CliffB 9/ Paul J 10/ Giorgio N 11/ Antony Robertson 12/ heloman1 13/ PanzerPaulo 14/ Pin 15/ Kallisti 16/ Will Vale 17/ Jockney 18/ English Electric 19/ Alex 20/ Navy Bird - Co-Host 21/ Dazzio 22/ wkennerley 23/ noeyedears 24/ AndyC 25/ SleeperService 26/ georgeusa 27/ Scruffy 28/ -Neu- 29/ Jessica 30/ BigReg 31/ Graham77 32/ Richard G 33/ woody37 34/ Mottlemaster 35/ ozz 36/ modelglue - Minion This could....will be lots of fun so try and drag a few more bodies, preferably alive, a long for the fun. Fingers and toes crossed this gets up!
  16. Browsing round the internet I came across the following website that looks like it should be pretty useful for those looking to make something other than OOB. http://www.fantasyprintshop.co.uk/ enjoy.
  17. Hello people I am looking for a good 1/72 Cessna 182 that is decently priced, any suggestions?
  18. This is one of my latest models. This is a kit I avoided during a long time because it looked too similar to the Tojo, George, etc. But finally, and as I am running out of different models to build, I ended up buying it. I got the old "super-rivetted" Revell version, which makes it look something american, with so many rivets. I decided for this bronze-brown camouflage, as it escapes from the usual japo green that bores me so much. The kanjis on the fuselage have been hand-painted. What I like from this model is the sensation of sturdyness it has, and the door to show the motor is very welcome too. You can see more pics here; http://toysoldierchest.blogspot.com/2013/06/nakajima-ki-84-1a-hayate-frank-revell.html
  19. Just been trying to fill in time on shift and came up with an interesting idea for another group build…….though resin one has to be first. During the Cold War and especially at its peak East and West Germany would be the great meeting ground for NATO and Warsaw Pact, with the most likely spot being the “Fulda Gap”! The Fulda Gap was the hypothetical ideal strike point for Soviet forces to strike deep into West Germany and towards the Rhine. This area was smooth and flat which was ideal for swift mechanize warfare and would provide a chance to split the NATO forces in half. With the 72/73 time frame it was an era just prior to the NATO forces moving to the weaponry more commonly seen now. Around that time the “heavy metal” weapon systems of the late 60’s were still at the fore front of both forces. In the air you had the classic F-4’s, F-104’s, Lightning’s, and Mirage 5’s facing off against Mig-21/23’s, Su-15’s and the new “King of the Hill” the Mig-25. Strike aircraft Harrier’s, Jaguar’s, Buccaneer’s, A-7’s, Mirage F1’s, and the new F-111’s while the Soviet forces had Su-11/17/20’s, Mig-21/23’s. On the ground you had Chieftain’s, Leopard 1’s,AMX-30’s, M60’s, Scorpion’s, and M-113’s facing off against T-64’s, T-72’s, BMD-1’s, and BMP-1’s. These would have been just the main protagonists in conflict of this scale, with a conflict broadening a little the Viggen, Drakens, and S-Tanks become eligible to name a couple. I know there will be a few who are a bit sad they can’t bring their early Tonka’s, Eagles, Falcons, A-10’s along, but that would be too easy. With a build like this the choice of subject matter is quite large and there’s bound to be some all time favorites in this list, F-4E’s for me! Just wanted to throw another idea into the hat to see what people think, can either be an all inclusive air/ground GB, or could just be broken up into separate air and ground GB’s if the numbers are there. RESIN RESIN RESIN!!!
  20. USN Aircraft Eduard 1:350 This single sheet set of relief etched brass continues Eduards policy of releasing useful sets to add detail to parts of a model that seems to be forgotten. This set, for modern US aircraft is really quite comprehensive. The aircraft for which details are provided include Vought A-7E Corsair, Grumman A-6E Intruder, Grumman F-14A Tomcat, McDonnell Douglas F-18A and Lockheed S-3A Viking. From the look of the instructions these aircraft are from the Tamiya USS Enterprise and their aircraft add-on packs. The following is a list of details included. There are enough parts to detail up to four of each aircraft. A-7E Corsair – Undercarriage doors, wheels, arrester hook, and pylons. A-6E Intruder – Undercarriage doors, wheels, panels to hide the hollow fuselage underside, pylons, and cockpit access steps. F-14A Tomcat – Undercarriage doors, wheels, arrester hook, and Phoenix launch pallets. F-18A Hornet – Undercarriage doors, wheels, arrester hook, pylons, fuselage panels. S-3A Viking – Undercarriage doors, wheels, arrester hook, pylons, and fuselage panels. The detail is up to the usual standard from Eduard, right down to the fuselage panels, and sonar drop tubes on the Viking. The wheels even have spoke detail and are made of two parts folded together for depth. Some parts of each aircraft must be removed before the etch parts can be added. Conclusion This is a very nice and useful little set. The inclusion of the panels to cover the hollow parts of the models is of particular note. Due to the nature and scale of these parts, the modeller will need a steady hand and a fair amount of patience, especially those parts that need folding first. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  21. Hello all, Thanks to Bootneck's help to find a manual I could complete this model after it waited half done for over 2 months. As not much of a ship builder it probably isn't the best thing around but I am satisfied with my build. Built OOB and brush painted as all my models. As there wasn't a paint scheme for the aircrafts on board and no decals for them, I just tried to copy what I could see in the picture on the box. Also unfortunately I messed up the big number 65 decal in fromt and had to take it off. Maybe later I'll try to compensate that by masking and painting. Hope you like it. Here we go: Thanks for taking the time to look. Regards.
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