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  1. Folks, Built for a GB on uamf, here are 2 attempts at the Airfix 1/72nd scale new tool P-51D. The first is "Anita", CV-W, a MkIVa from 3Sqn RAAF in 1945. Decals from Xtradecals (apart from wing roundels which were Almarks), and using the resin undernose insert from Freightdog (I didn't bother using the Freightdog Aeroproducts prop, just reshaped the kit part with sidecutters and sanding stick): The second is "LouIV / Athelene", E-2C, an early model P-51D without the fin fillet, from the 361st FG, 8th AF, USAAF in 1944. Decals from AeroMaster, otherwise oobL regards, Martin
  2. Airfix Salute Dambusters 70th Anniversary Tuesday 14th May 2013: Airfix (owned by Hornby Hobbies Ltd) has successfully launched two brand new Dambusters products. The first, a classic Airfix Avro Lancaster 'Dambusters' 1:72 (Image 1; A09007 RRP £29.99) set has sold out across the UK within days of its launch. Image 1: Airfix Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) The Dambusters 1:72 NEW TOOL (A09007 RRP £29.99) The Airfix team based in Margate, Kent launched the new Airfix Dambusters range in April this year to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Dam Raid (Operation Chastise) on 17th May. The Dambusters range consists of two newly tooled products, one a gift set that comes complete with the correct Humbrol paints, adhesive and brushes to build a replica of Wing Commander Guy Gibson aircraft (Image 2; A50138 RRP £34.99). The classic Airfix set comes complete with two finish options; Fltl Joseph Charles McCarthy DFC and Fltl Robert Norman Barlow DFC – both aircraft and crews being part of the famous 617 Squadron Dambusters “Operation Chastise” (Image 2 A09007 RRP £34.99) Image 2: The Dambusters Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) 1:72 NEW TOOL (A50138 RRP £34.99) The Dambusters range has been a huge success, with Airfix manufacturing additional product to keep up with fierce demand from the modelling community. Retailers have seen a huge surge in demand for Dambusters products especially as key media titles have run with articles and front covers saluting the successful World War II attack. Marketing Manager for the Airfix brand said; “We’re extremely happy with this range. It’s always a pleasure to provide a product to our fans that marks such an important historical event. To see this range literally ‘fly’ of the shelves only highlights what a great product Airfix is. We continue to listen to our customers and research and product the products our modellers want.”
  3. After making my first model in 15 years, I have caught the bug again! (see my related post for my first Spitfire build)... I always wanted to do an Me109, so I bought the new tool kit: I wanted to improve on my Spitfire, and try new tips from various model forums. This time, I brush-painted with Humbrol Enamel paint. I also used the new Humbrol Clear varnish, applied after painting to help with decals, which were also applied using Humbrol DecalFix. To finish off, I sprayed a light coat of Humbrol Acrylic Matt varnish from a spray-can, to take it back to a matt finish; I painted according to the given instructions, in the colours of Franz von Werra's machine from the Battle of Britain. A few of the small parts were damaged trying to remove them from the sprue. One of the elevator supports snapped when trying to remove it from the sprue, so I had to do a fix, which worked fine. The aerial pole over the canopy also snapped, and is a bit crooked; and I didn't even attempt to fit the tiny fixings under the wings - these just disintigrated trying to get them off the sprue! I also left off some of the small stencil decals. As it is only 1/72 scale, I didn't want to make the finish too 'crowded'. Anyway, my second model after gap of 15 years...here are the pics: And here it is together with my first build, the Spitfire Mk1a...once enemies in the Battle of Britain
  4. I've recently decided to start modelling again, after a gap of about 15 years since my last models as a teenager... I went to my local hobby shops, and decided to try an Airfix Spitfire; I bought the starter set, a new tool kit with the small pots of acrylic paint, a brush and cement: I wanted to practice, and try some of the tips I had read on various model forums. So I completed it with the supplied acrylic paint, and I bought a few more pots of Humbrol Acrylic paint, such as yellow, silver, gunmetal and Cockpit Green, to make the end result more interesting. I also bought a range of brushes to make detailed work and larger surfaces easier to paint. I also bought some Tamiya masking tape, and used it for the canopy, the line between the blue underside and green/brown camoflage and also for the blue fuselage band (there is a decal supplied for this, but I decided to paint it). I also bought a tube of Humbrol Model Filler, which was applied to the wing roots, and places along the fuselage seam. So, I am fairly pleased with the end result; brush painted using the supplied pots of acrylic...not too bad for my first model in 15 years! I put the decals straight onto the painted surface, so there was a bit of silvering. Lots to improve and try for my next build. Here are the pics, enjoy!
  5. Just found this on the net. http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM35329/Mil Regards Dan
  6. Hasegawa have announced a new tooling of the Eurofighter Typhoon, which some of you may already have heard about, but we now know when it's coming, and that the initial production run will include a bonus display stand. No further details on that aspect of it, but it should prove handy, I'm sure. Decals include RAF No.3(F) SQuadron, coded QO-H, and Luftwaffe JG74, and there will be 195 parts in the box - quite a high part count for a 1:72, which bodes well. This looks to be the boxtop picture, culled straight from Hasegawa's website. I'll be interested to see how it compares to the Revell kit in the same scale, as I always thought it had room for improvement on the detail. It should be in the shops here around October time, allowing for the vagaries of the slow boat from Japan getting here on time, which gives you plenty of time to put one or more on your Christmas wish list. Modern jet fans rejoice While we're on the subject - on a related note, a new Dual-combo boxing of the Hasegawa Jaguar GR.1A/T.2A is being released at the same time, with parts for two kits, one of each mark in the box, and decals for a 1A of 16 Squadron, coded XX965 in 2010, and a T.2A of 6 Squadron, coded XX141 in 2009. A good month for RAF lovers
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