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  1. First, my apologies for the dilatory approach to posting for this build .... as in, none .... so far. I suppose I am a rather existentially challenged group builder! But, I have indeed been keeping up, watching builds in progress and, most importantly, I have been building along. Super job on your builds everyone; thanks for taking the time to post them! Admittedly I started this build before the beginning date, but it was less than a quarter way there by the start date, I submit, and besides that, I am just getting my act together for a post two-thirds of the way through th
  2. All done. A very enjoyable kit but there are some delicate details that need careful handling. I used Xtradecal sheet X72307 for the aircraft serials and unit markings and stencils from the Airfix kit. The seat belts were pinched from an Eduard set for the old tool Buccaneer but the other details for the IP etc didn’t fit. Paints are from Mig Ammo - 205, 206 & 207 as included in their A.mig 7203 set; I found these to be very fragile and easily damaged even with a couple of dots of Pledge floor gloss. The only weathering was a panel wash. In the end I decided not use the Air Grap
  3. Well here I am again with a shiny new Vulcan kit on the desk. Well, actually, two of them... And a third yet to be delivered (smaller 1/200 kit that one). These will be my sixth, seventh and eighth Vulcan models (just imagine the 1/200 kit is there as well). First of all, the box art is beautiful! While it won't make suitable reference material, it's lovely. 9/10 for that (lost 1 because they put a TFR blister on 558) What's in the box: So, I suppose since this is a fairly new kit, sprue shots are in order. I'll try to point out all inaccuracies and fla
  4. Hi all, I've finally got around to starting my 1/72 Lancaster B.VII, to be finished as NX611. I've used the Eduard B.III (S) interior set for this kit, which, although not entirely authentic for a B.VII, has all of the important bits. The biggest visual discrepancy using the Eduard set is that of the starboard handrail, which is simply a less complex design than that in '611. The aircraft will be built in the condition as shown in my illustration. The fuselage has not been 'buttoned up' yet, in case anyone notices any glaring irregularities before I close her up. The B.III (S) mid-upper bla
  5. MiniArt have a announced a new tool B-Type Omnibus, so we've finally got a replacement for the old Airfix kit Glad it's MiniArt who've done it, rather than Roden or ICM Andy
  6. I'm not able to post reviews but the first part of this wip will be a review so if any moderators would like to move it to the review section then please feel free! For anyone who has built the excellent recent MkV, this boxing is very similar with many shared parts but also a few key differences. And for anyone who has built the rather disappointing Airfix Mki/ia/iia kit of a couple of years ago this is miles ahead in terms of detail and finesse. One of the very interesting things about this boxing is that it contains many items that allow you to build a pre-war spit and far more satisfying
  7. Hi all Here is my first finished new tool 1/72 Airfix Buccaneer S.2. I've built it as XN974 as she is today at the Yorkshire Air Museum. its built straight out of the box with a couple of scratch built aerials, and decals came from a Kits World sheet. It built up fine with no real issues, I had to use a couple of spots of filler in a couple of areas but that's more down to my ham fisted modelling skills than the kit itself. Been an engineer at YAM I did have access to real thing as modelling inspiration, and although its not a spot on representation of the real thing it
  8. T-34/85 Zavod 183 Mod.44 (6545) 1:35 Italeri The T-34 gave the German invaders something of a shock when they first encountered it during operation Barbarossa, their attempt at conquering the Soviet Union, and they were instrumental in reversing the tide through both their impressive performance and weight of numbers, due to their simple construction and the overwhelming industrial capability of the Russians. Even when the Germans were knocking on the gates of Moscow and Stalingrad, production was shifted lock-stock-and-barrel further east with barely a flicker, a
  9. Tempest Mk.V ProfiPACK (82121) 1:48 Eduard The Tempest was a development of the Typhoon, and might account for my endless ability to get their names confused. Originally called the Typhoon II, it was envisioned to solve any and all of the issues that bothered its designer Sidney Camm. The main difference was a much thinner wing which reduced drag and improved aerodynamics of the laminar airflow. The wings could accommodate 20mm Hispano cannons that packed an enormous punch, and lent itself to the low-level attack role that it was designed for. The engines inten
  10. Hej! Britmodellers, having finished my up to now stölth Hammer of Thor for Modellfan 10 2018. So for all Roumormongers: Specialhobby had already a Article Nr. for the JA at the Nuremberg Fair, but they decided then to go again with Tarangus. This is my early testshot handed to me in Prague before that decision. I was free to choose the version, because no decals were ready too at that time. The shot was very, very good, i only polished the prototype canopy and you all fans will have a lot of fun with this, because there is not a lot to complain even for special Specialists
  11. Here's my build from the 'P-51D dedicated GB', build thread over there, but not much to say or see really. Only my second new tool Airfix I've done and it is a cracking little kit, perfect Mojo restorer if needed! Only problem was the un-usable Aerial mast, which I did a couple of attempts at scratching it, turned a little too short and is leaning rearwards for some reason, but I'm just gonna leave it. Used the markings from the Xtradecal sheet X72228, for a 3 Sqn RAAF machine, KH716 CV-P based in Italy 1945. Paint was AK Interactive 'Extreme Metal' Aluminium, airbrushed with no iss
  12. Hi all, Our IPMS group was invited to show our models at the local RAFA's RAF100 event. With a week to go I realised I needed more than Spitfires and one Sunderland. With a week to go, I grabbed this starter set JP from the stash, mainly on the grounds that a single colour would be quicker...obviously red not a brilliant choice. I also built a Frog Meteor during the week, as well as completing the Spitfire Vb in the Classic Airfix GB. Built in flight for ease, hence the small 1/16" square hole in the underside for the stand. The RAFA and their guests were impressed and complimen
  13. We have just received conformation that the new tool Hasegawa 1/72 F-35B is on it way to us! Stock is limited however so don't miss out! Hasegawa 1/72 F-35b
  14. Here's my third completion for 2018, Hasegawa's new tool H8K1 Emily: I bought the H8K2 when it was released last year; when they released the H8K1 some months later I had to get this one as well - to be honest if I'd had the choice at the outset I would only have bought the H8K1 as I prefer 'clean' aircraft unemcumbered by the radar array that, for me, spoil the look of the later versions of the Emily. It's the same kit with a couple of different sprues including a new nose section and with the majority of the
  15. This is my brand new, new tool Emily. It was pure fun except the small windows. Featured in ModellFan 2017/08. The Modelkasten designed crew is a hit, when you individualise them!
  16. From the modelling news http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/02/preview-of-italeris-catalogue-new-items.html Could it be we'll get it in 2018?
  17. I have started my next build, the new tool C-47 from Airfix. I have a self-imposed deadline of 10 Nov so this will be a quick one I hope. Decals are from the DK sheet from my last C-47 build and a simple SWPTO colour scheme of over Olive Drab over grey. The build has progressed rapidly over the last couple of days and I hope to share some pictures soon. Box shot as per last entry...
  18. Hi Guys & Gals...I present to you, my lastest completion. The New Tool Sea King. It took me 3 attempts to get the camo half decent, the 3rd of which was achieved by 8 hours of masking.
  19. Well, some nice things are coming from Tamiya land this September/October: 1/35 Archer Self Propelled AT Gun - 35356 (New Tool) 1/24 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 - 24345 (New Tool) 1/12 Yamaha RZ250 - 14002 (Re-release) 1/12 Yamaha RZ350 - 14004 (Re-release) I would have put the 1/32 F4U-1D Corsair in there but it's out in the UK market already. I must say, the 1/12 Yamaha RD's, are a nice sight to see and I believe they include Cartograf printed decals too. UK RRP is set to be around the £24.99 mark as with the current re-releases. The AMG GT3 is a real surpris
  20. Are the Airfix Dogfight Double sets new tool or old tool kits? Depending on where I look the info seems conflicting- is there a way to tell from looking at the box? Thanks A
  21. Looks sweet, like the tracks with separate pads. http://www.themodellingnews.com/2015/09/chieftains-new-clothes-in-box-takoms.html#more looks like it will be a winner. Dan
  22. Hello all. Back in October I started on this build with little notion of the somewhat epic undertaking it would turn into. The new 1/72 tool of this aircraft from Special Hobby was itself a pleasure to work with (barring one or two necessary modifications), however, the more time I spent with this quixotic product of the Fairey shop, the more engrossing it became in all its FAA-baroque glory. The full tawdry detail of the various hackings and scratchings can be found here: ...along with the collected correspondence of a band of knowledgeable and supportive pals who kept me go
  23. I found the above kit, along with an Airfix Ju 88A-4(already did this in the WW2 forum), at a local hardware/ironmongers/DIY(select your favourite) store. The price is $12.99USD. The catalogue no. is AO3007. What I would like to know is this a reboxing of an old kit, or a new tool. Anybody know? TIA Joe
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    Airfix Ju 88A-4

    Hi, I found the above Airfix kit, Kit No. AO3029 at a hardware/ironmongers/DIY(select your favourite word) store, price: $12.99USD. What I want to know is this a re-boxing of the ooooolllllddddd Airfix('60s?) kit; or, a new tool, or, a new-er tooling(late '70s-'80s). TIA Joe
  25. The next new 1/35th release from Tamiya. http://tamiyablog.com/2016/09/56th-all-japan-model-hobby-show-official-tamiya-scale-model-list-and-photos/ https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1009852-tamiya-35351-u-s-self-propelled-155mm-gun-m40
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