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  1. Hi Everyone, This dull November time needs some colour on the table. And what could be better then a nice trainer airplane on bench? Couple trainers? Three trainers? I thought I'd go for four!!! Assortment of freshly released kits and some issued several years back. Three of four are české krabice and the last is Wolfpack from Korea. Two are going to be white-orange USN (USMC?) fast and beautiful jets, two are propeller driven yellow and orange little cuties. So some work to be done!!!! More to come! Dennis
  2. I like to build a series of kits based on some spurious theme plucked from the recesses of my dusty brain. In this case, I am starting a short series based on aircraft I saw at RAF Gatow when I was but a wee lad. First up: This will be one of the two Chipmunks stationed at RAF Gatow that were tasked with flying over Berlin and environs photographing interesting military assets. During my time there, the serial numbers were ZP850 and ZP971. The exact serial number I choose will depend on what I can butcher from the kit decals. They were all over Light Aircraft Grey, so an easy paint job is in my future. I have already snipped plastic off sprues and am preparing the cockpit for an all over black paint job. For reasons that mystify me, I have bought the Kits World 3D decals for this kit. I can't remember why, the IPs in the box look fine and a decent dry brush and tickle with a hairy stick should bring them up nicely. Maybe I got the decals for the seat belts. I am getting lazy in my old age! What's build #2 I hear you wonder. Hercules: crud and custard scheme with RAF Transport Command on the side. I'll start that one soon but I have an F-16D to finish for my Singapore Air Force series then an F-4J for my 74 squadron series. It's all very slow on my bench.
  3. Airfix is to release in Summer 2021 a 1/48th de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 kit - ref. A04105 Source: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2021/de-havilland-chipmunk-t-10.html V.P.
  4. Here’s my 1/48 Airfix Chipmunk T.10 in University of Liverpool Air Squadron markings. These aircraft were based at RAF Woodvale. This was a fun and easy kit to build. I used the Kits-World 3-D printed instrument panels and seat belts, which were a measurable improvement over what’s supplied in the kit. I’m already planning my next one.
  5. I haven’t made an aircraft kit since last Christmas and my local hobby shop has a pile of these in stock, so thought I would have a go. Sprue shots: Looks like just the right amount of complexity that I can handle at the moment - reasonably detailed but not too complicated. Transparencies still all wrapped up. A rather busy decal sheet - although I’m going to do the Army one, so not so many of the little stencils to be done for that one. Here is the one I am going to do - Middle Wallop was just a short distance from where we lived (for multiple postings) when Dad was in the Army. Started work on the cockpit straight away. This is going to be a straight out of the box job. All went together very nicely. Then paint, a couple of coats of Tamiya XF69 NATO Black were brushed on, followed by some dry brushing with a light grey acrylic. A wash with Army Painter Dark Tone wash, and the finished with a coat of Italeri clear flat. I used a few dots of Tamiya X22 gloss clear for the instrument dials. While the paint was drying I had a go at the canopy - which has me a little anxious. Airfix provide a little jig to align everything. It’s a bit fiddly, but I took it slowly, using very careful application of Tamiya Extra Thin Cement, and it looks like it’s worked ok. Couple of tiny gaps that some PVA will fix. That’s it for today, so far it’s a good start.
  6. Hi all I present to you my rendition of the Airfix 1:48 Chipmunk T.10 I chose to do the camouflaged markings of WP964 serving with the Army Air Corps at AAC Middle Wallop in June 1968 I used kits-world 3-D printed decals for the instrument panels and seatbelts (KW3D1481020) not overly impressed with these would of preferred photo-etch but hay-ho Tamyia XF-52 and XF-81 acrylic paints used for the camo also added the break lines from nylon thread i throughly enjoyed this build thanks for looking and happy modelling
  7. Rejoining with this familiar Airfix kit, costing me £3 at IPMS Avon show in 2015. Familiar to anyone in the ATC during the 1970s - I enjoyed several air experience flights in Chipmunks. I remember building an RAF training base with my train-set at that time, Chipmunk being one of the aircraft, along with a Bulldog, JP3, Hawk, and the MRCA. This Chipmunk being the only available resident in my stash. Parts and decals, With my plan to build as the Spitmunk, as far as my spare decals will allow. I found this colour plan to follow.
  8. AZ model is to release 1/72nd and later 1/48th DHC.1 Chipmunk kits Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234931186-azmodellegatoadmiral-wwii-aircraft-comments-questions-and-wishes/?p=1518104 V.P.
  9. 3D renders found here: http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=110753 they researching for differences of the RCAF and RAF versions
  10. Just getting back into building model planes after a break of a few years. I'm kind of learning as I go along and trying to make a decent job, but I'm a slow builder. I like civilian aircraft and trainer planes. Last year I started an Airfix 1:72 Chipmunk but I think I sickened myself of it trying to rub down the rivet details and never got very far. A few weeks ago I saw the Revell DHC-6 Twin Otter and bought it. The Twin Otter is going to be finished in a British Airways livery (like the ones that were flying between Glasgow, Barra and Benbecula. The Chipmunk is going to be finished in the overall black scheme that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight had a few years back. I put a coat of NATO black inside the Chipmunk fuselage halves tonight and sanded down some more rivets on the underside of the wings. I managed to scratch the canopy when I was cutting it out of the sprue. Polished it up a bit with toothpaste but now there is a very fine haze, it's not crystal clear. I saw some videos about dipping clear parts in a floor polish to mask imperfections so I might give that a go nearer the time for fitting it. With the Twin Otter I've filled in a few sink marks in the fuselage halves as best I can over a few nights this week. Tonight I started putting in the windows, managed to tip over the small plastic bottle of adhesive, so decided to call it a night before I did anymore damage The two models... Filling in some sink marks on the Twin Otter fuselage... The story so far...
  11. Morning all, I picked up this little gem of a kit for just over £4 from my LMS, and what a great purchase it was! The quality of the tooling itself is rather terrible- raised panel lines, no cockpit detail apart from some basic seats, poor wing-fuselage join, thick one-piece canopy and minimal level of overall external detail. But its redeeming features are So, I began by first of all cutting and dropping the flaps, positioning the elevator and ailerons and cutting the canopy into two pieces. Secondly modification was the cockpit, now this is quite literally what you get with the kit: (control columns modified slightly) I couldn't let that remain unaltered and so I started to add some detail: (note the compass in each cockpit) One or two coats of paint and gloss varnish later and it was completed: Airfix 1:72 De Havilland Chipmunk T.10 Notes: -Painted with Vallejo "Model Air" -Kit decals with a few from the spares box -Weathered with Vallejo "Moden Wash"- dark grey -Varnished with Alclad aqua gloss Well, that's it- thanks for having a look! Kind regards, Sam
  12. I've been meaning to visit this museum for years and finally got around to it a couple of weeks ago. Small, but perfectly formed, the highlight is of course the three Mosquito aircraft, and for me the opportunity of sitting in a Sea Vixen, thus fulfilling a boyhood dream! More here if you're interested: http://www.hanger51.org/aircraft-museums/uk-museums-collections/de-havilland-aircraft-museum/ IMG_8611 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8615_copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8614 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8610_copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8597 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8588_copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8577_copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8571 copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_8619_copy by tony_inkster, on Flickr
  13. Hello guys... The following pictures of my latest model ... I must say a special thank to Fritag, for inspiring me and for very valid tips ... ciao....
  14. I thought I'd share my latest build. I finished this one a month or so ago time to share it now... Well where to begin... As a young chap in the ATC I had my first air experience in this aircraft. After looking through my flight log I noted that in fact most of my air experience flights were in this aircraft. It had been my intention to model it at some time but did not know where to start. At this point I must give a nod to Fritag. His Chipmunk gave me the inspiration to get going on the model. So what did we do.... Ok, the rivets had to go!! Then came the scratch building of the cockpit, landing gear, intakes, exhaust and a bunch of other stuff that I can't remember now! One thing that I am pleased with is the canopy that I vac-formed myself. Having never done it before I'm happy to add that to my skill set. On with the photos.... Lighting wasn't to good, I may add more later... That's all for now, the CL-215 awaits.... All comments welcome...
  15. Hi Everyone, I've just completed a project to build 5 Chipmunks, in each of the liveries offered by Airfix over the years. Airfix have released a few more than I built, but the ones I've chosen not to build are duplicate schemes with ones that I have. The intention with this project was not to add too much detail or refinement, but to build them as Airfix intended. I did add instrument panels and harnesses though, although they are difficult to see through the canopy. I managed to keep my hands off the rivets until the last one, when I just had to refine them. I hope you like it. Cheers Tony
  16. Hi guys, This is my first 1/72 model - the Airfix DHC Chipmunk. It's far away from being perfect (canopy section mainly) but it was fun. The markings are fictional - I wanted to do an RCAF trainer version but didn't have the right decals. So I painted it yellow but used the kit decals. So, enough bla bla - here the pics. I hope you like it. It's definitely not gone be my last 1/72. Thank's a lot to William de Coster from Belgium for having sent my a replacement canopy since I messed up the first one even more... Cheers, Michael
  17. Hi folks, Please permit me to share a potentially exciting topic with you all. Here is a link to a 1/32nd scale resin dH Chipmunk that is in development: http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/freemodeller/media/Mobile%20Uploads/_IGP6731_zpse74a2fe2.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 No news on pricing yet but keep abreast of things on this LSP thread: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=51822 Plenty of scope for extra detailling if that is one's bent. At this scale it might even be possible for some to approach the level of detail Steve Friday managed with his 1/72nd scale beauty... Cheers.
  18. Here are a couple from my recent trip to Coningsby, I did the BBMF tour and then spent the rest of the day at the end of the runway Lancaster 1 PA474 Thumper by tony_inkster, on Flickr Spitfire P7350 (Mk IIa) by tony_inkster, on Flickr De Havilland Chipmunk WK158 by tony_inkster, on Flickr Spitfire PM631 (Mk PRXIX) by tony_inkster, on Flickr Hurricane LF363 (Mk IIc) by tony_inkster, on Flickr Spitfire PS915 (Mk PRXIX) by tony_inkster, on Flickr 11 Sqn Typhoon by tony_inkster, on Flickr 3 Sqn Typhoon by tony_inkster, on Flickr Tornado GR.4 by tony_inkster, on Flickr 29 Sqn Typhoon by tony_inkster, on Flickr
  19. Well I've finally sorted out a space to do my modelling, and installed a worktop and made a paint rack. Soooo, it's time I started to make a model, this will be the first one in about 33 years so I've decided to keep it basic so as to re-learn any old skills that I might of had back in the day. I decided the first model should be an 1/72nd Airfix Chipmunk, my thoughts being that this should be an "out of the box" basic build with an easy paint job to match, just to get me in the swing of things. There's only 2 sprues of parts and 1 sprue of clear parts (2 choices of canopy), the typical Airfix instructions and some basic decals. Upon inspection there'a a fair bit of flash (not too much of a problem), and I notice on the inside of one of the wings is the date of the mould... 1969! Boy, this is an old kit, and it shows, the canopy is like looking through the bottom of a jam jar, lol, I'm now thinking that maybe I should have chosen one of the "new tooling" options from Airfix, but I've got it out, so onward I plunge... I'll give it a scrub up in some mildly soapy water to get rid of any nasties...
  20. Hi All, just to let you know that the new Max decals sheet is now available. It has markings for the Vampire (accurate shapes compared to printscale), Kingair 200, Chipmunk, Gazelle, Puma, Provost, Cessna FR172H, Marchetti plus bonus decals for Irish army vehicles in 1/35 scale. The sheet is available directly from me at 12euro including postage if ordered from my webshop at http://www.maxdecals.com/Maxdecalsshop.html. Have a look at the instructions below: Cheers, Joe
  21. Hi all, Firstly, thanks to Steve (Fritag) for the inspiration to dig this battered old kit out of the loft and have a go at it (not sure I was thanking him much during the build though!!). Steves WIP Chippe build is a masterclass of how to do it, mine to be honest is a half hearted attempt. I had a go at scratch building the cockpit, left off the rear fuselage strakes and got the demarcation between the LAG on the wing and the red on the fuselage in the wrong place. And I still need to figure out how to mask the b/w on the prop!! Anyway, here she is, like many of us I had a number of flights as a cadet in the old thing so pleased to finally have one in the cabinet, now need to save up for the Heritage 1/48 one and make a better fist of it!! cheers Simon
  22. Heres my build of the reissue of the old Airfix Chipmunk, very much an impulse buy this one, went into a little model shop i found and i felt rude not buying anything so i ended up with this. Although an old mold it is still a lovely little kit all round and does go together nicely, the only downside is that it is abit basic in the cockpit but you expect that from an old mold. Rather pleased with this one specially the stripes which i masked bar the tail stripe that i painted free hand. Tempted to get another so i can have both the BBMF Chipmunk :ha: Enjoy, Tom
  23. Fresh out is the Heritage Aviation 1/48th DHC-1 Chipmunk - to be honest a bit pricy for such a small aircraft... But cheaper than the Aeroclub one on Ebay. V.P.
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