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  1. The newest Mk.I kit with the fuel tank cover and landing gear issues. I had to add the padded headrest as per the photo, made from a piece of round sprue tree. Other than that, a great kit. This is WZ⦿H of 19 Squadron, Duxford, 4th May 1939. Innards were painted with Tamiya XF-71 Cockpit Green. Masking tape harnesses. The bottom was painted with Tamiya XF-69 Nato Black and Vallejo Surface Primer – White. Note the long area of white that needed to be masked off and when painting was done and the tape removed, no paint lift. Upper colours were done with Tamiya XF-81 Dark Green 2 (RAF) and Mr. Ho
  2. As part of a club GB where we are building old kits (the ACTSMS turns 50 next year) I pulled out this very old Airfix Halifax, first kitted in 1962, this boxing 1967. As I am also trying to get some RAAF subjects done for a club display at our comp in October I am trying to squeeze in as many of these builds for the remainder of the year. So on with the show! My kit is Craft Master boxing for the US market. Good old instruction sheet (no colour guide at all for internals so I will wing it) Decals from this Sky Models sheet
  3. Since I’ve already decided on a kit and a scheme I thought I’d start a thread early. Starting from here. I’ll be building one of these. Now I need to go and figure what’s different between the B and the E models
  4. I really like the look of the new 1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk.Vc, It’s negatives have been pointed out on here and I hope to rectify most of them when done, at least to a passable standard.. First task is to exchange the early style cannon bulges with a pair of narrow ones, and that’s quite a lot of plastic to remove. Here’s me wishing that the bulges were represented separately as in the older Vc model. Luckily I have the clipped wing parts to fall back on if I butcher the classic wings too much.f 1. Fill the inner sections of each bulge 2. Desper
  5. In 2020 Airfix is to release a new tool 1/72nd Bristol Beaufort Mk.1 kit - ref. A04021 https://uk.airfix.com/products/bristol-beaufort-mk1-a04021 3D render V.P.
  6. Hello all, Here is my entry for this GB - Airfix's 1/48 Canberra PR.9 in the markings of XH168 'Eastern Promise' of 39 Squadron, operating from Azraq Air Base in Jordan, during Op Telic in 2003. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/124987 Delivered in 1960, this Canberra served with 59, 13 and 39 Sqns. In 1981, the aircraft was placed into storage at St Athan for a number of years before being re-activated for service with the then new 1 PRU (39 Squadron). This Canberra was written off in a landing accident in September 2003. Kit:
  7. A bit of a late entry with this one, in the fifth scheme boxed with the new(ish) Airfix kit. I’ve built the other four versions and enjoyed it every time! Here’s what I’m building: Cockpit will get seat belts but otherwise it’s pretty much done: Regards, Adrian
  8. I'm opening a new W.I.P. topic while my work on the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XIVe is slowly progressing toward (hopefully) a happy ending and BEFORE the Spitfire devil possesses me again in the form of a Mk.XII build. I bought the Arma Hobby Hurricane Mk I some months ago in the hope of building it with minimal modification. As it happens I started to build up info, pics, books and really I could no more consider an out-of-the box build. Worst of all I put my hands on a copy of Arthur Bentley's scale plans (considered to be the most accurate out there) and here I start this WIP. Please consider
  9. A happy new year to you all (if it's not too late to say that)! I thought I would greet the new year by starting a new build and scanning the stash my eye was caught by this (apologies for the cat which is aftermarket and not included in the box): It's an Aldi purchase from a couple of years ago. I have been unexpectedly excited by the revelation that Arma are about to bring out a new P51B/C so I thought it would be nice to have a go at what seems to be one of the better 1/72 examples of the Mustang currently available. I started my research fo
  10. My entry. Bought it second hand last year, the box never made it. Sprues, to show its not started : Probably going to build the No.39 Squadron version (Hemp over Light Aircraft Grey). Possibly the all over H.S.S No.58 Squadron, but it's a distant possibility. Got a resin seat on the way, should have it before the month is out. Hopefully. Roll on the 17th!
  11. Mosambique Deserter This is the kit, there's couple of these flying around in this GB so should be quite familiar already Here's few shots of the box contents anyway. Aftermarket stuff. Wheels and nose landing gear strut is a good upgrade for this kit. PE not necessarily but I felt like tinkering a bit more after building one of these OOB already. Masks, because why not. This is my subject, Mosambique MiG-17 "Fresco-A". And as
  12. 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 wh
  13. Hi folks, Thought I'd best get my contribution to this GB set up in readiness for making a start at the weekend when the firing pistol goes. My kit of choice from the stash (mainly because it's the only Scooter I have), is the 1/72 Airfix A-4B offering. However, as you can see from the obligatory box art shot - mine also has a friend in the form of a MiG-17 to keep them company: I bought this set after spotting it in the Chester Model Centre (back in the good old days before Covid-19 and you could still visit places). I had been wanting the new M
  14. The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 500 is my dad's favorite aircraft. He flew on it at least 4 times when he was a kid from Portugal towards the South America back in the 80's. This year it will turn 25 years since my dad joined TAP Air Portugal and to celebrate that mark, he decided to make this model that is very special to him. Since he doesn't have time to share his work online, he asked me if I could share it here on his behalf. I didn't mind at all and on this topic I will show you all his work. This job is not mine, but in order to facilitate the writing I will write on the first person, altho
  15. Instalment one of my "Hawker Hurricanes around the world" project was Australia. This the WIP thread for this project. The initial phase is to represent a Hurricane in markings from each continent. Here is my second completed Hurricane, an Mk XII from Operation Torch. Although technically a Royal Navy plane, I am counting this as my representative from North America since she wore USA markings. I used the Airfix club kit with the Swordfish for this one and really enjoyed working with it. All brush painted with Tamiya acrylics; I went for some relatively heavy weathering usin
  16. Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B 1:72 Airfix (A06022) The Blackburn Buccaneer was an all-weather naval strike aircraft designed and built by Blackburn Aircraft Limited (later Hawker Siddeley) to fulfil a Royal Navy requirement for an aircraft to counter the threat posed by the Soviet Navy's Sverdlov class of light cruisers. The requirement called for a two-seat aircraft capable of sustained low-level flight at up to 550 knots over a combat radius of up to 800 nautical miles. The resulting aircraft made use of a number of novel features in order to fulfil the m
  17. The Black Prince was born Edward of Woodstock in 1330, the eldest son of Edward III. His title of Black Prince first appeared in 1569, nearly 200 years after his death (1376). In his youth Edward was created Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall (the first), and Prince of Wales. He won his spurs at the Battle of Crecy, defeating 30,000 French troops with just 10,000 of his own. Ten years later he succeeded again with 6,000 English defeating 20,000 French at Poitiers, capturing the French King John.
  18. Conversion from the Airfix 1/48 HC3 Ok this is a big project, converting the Airfix 1/48 Agusta Westland AW101 Merlin to the new Norweiian Air Force Search & Rescue Helicopter. This is the inspiration: And this is how I'm starting, move all the windows around and blank off lumps and bumps....followed by adding more in different places.
  19. Recently I've been working on Airfix's 1/72 Whitley Mk.V for the Unarmed Group Build, certainly one of my favourite builds. It's a joy to build, totally recommend it. I'll have to build another at some point, but probably with a bunch of etch in the cockpit. Only issues were one small missing part which I easily made a replacement for (easier than bothering with Airfix spares) and there were holes for the aerials missing. The instructions tell you to drill some for the coastal command version, but there's no instruction or semi hollowed out bit to drill for one of the aerials that is need
  20. Finally got around to starting. For this build I have chosen my Airfix SRN4 kit that I bought shortly after 1973. It has been with me ever since, moving from house to house and even to Canada and back. As a result the box got battered and it lost a few parts. Getting on for 20 years ago I bought another kit as it was re-release. I am using both kits for this build as some of the early parts, such as the main base and the hanger floor are warped and 'if I was going there I wouldn't start here ! When they were going to discontinue use of these hovering behemoths I took a flight on on
  21. My other attempt for this GB will be the Airfix Fokker F-27 converted to a Laser Airborne Depth Sounding aircraft operated on behalf of the Royal Australian Navy. I will again be using a Hamilton Hobbies conversion as well as some replacement white metal under carriage legs Decals are from Southern Sky this time around From Wiki The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight was a unit of the Royal Australian Navy. Unlike the rest of the flying units of the RAN, it was not controlled by the Fleet Air Arm from HMAS Albatross (NSW), but
  22. Junkers Ju 87R-2 of 4./StG 2, Libya, circa March 1941. Like other early arrivals in North Africa she wears the European 70/71 splinter scheme. The white spinner tip is reportedly a Staffel-within-Gruppe recognition aid. Soon after the start of their desert service 4. Staffel replaced their original four-leaf clover badge with the more appropriate emblem of a Luftwaffe eagle superimposed over the Afrika Korps palm tree and swastika, carried on the starboard side of the cowling only.
  23. I used the old Airfix Jet Provost kit as it represented a very early production aircraft with the extended wing leading edges. I replaced the canopy with one I vacformed to represent the version used on the few T2 versions which were part way between the heavily framed Provost style and the production T3/T4 style. The decals are home made. With the Jet Provost T1 demonstrator I built a few years ago using the old Airfix kit, rear fuselage and canopy of a Matchbox Provost and home made decals. Steve
  24. Bugatti Chiron QuickBuild (J6044) Airfix Bugatti, now part of the Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) empire stunned the world when they released the Veyron, a 200+ mph hypercar that could chew through tyres in a few miles at top speed, and had some pretty radical, polarising looks. Car designs are in constant development, barely standing still from year to year in order to separate us from our cash and convince us that our current car just doesn’t cut it anymore. Named after famous driver Louis Chiron, the new design debuted in 2016, with a complete re-design that carr
  25. XA897 of 230 Operational Conversion Unit circa 1956 at RAF Waddington.
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