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  1. Hello everyone Well, first of all i would like to claim myself a beginner. This is my second kit after a pause of 12 or so years (i remember almost nothing from those times except some details have to be painted before glueing). I mean i'm still learning. This is actually the first time i used putty, extensive sanding and a bit of weathering. Here i should stop whining. Basically it is built out of the box except for that it's a conversion of the A340 bloody 'Wiener Philarmoniker' (for some reason noone chooses to build SAS scheme). The Trents are from the Braz models. This was also the first time i worked with resin hence one of my major mistakes - the engine inlets of the trents are quite decently tilted, while mine are upright. The choice of the gear up attitude was obvious as i have to hang the models to the ceiling. I was too scared to try making flaps down, besides main gear bogies are again decently tilted in flight. Oh, and another major mistake is a tricky fuselage color, too yellowish to me. Everything was spray-painted. The decal were from Revell plus a little help from the Draw decals. The weathering was done according to the a.net images which show the A330 SAS fleet surprisingly dirty. Here we go The next oncoming is a baby bus a Revell's A319 with Bearbus Germanwings scheme (i'm considering not to post work in progress as there are dozens already here) Thanks, Steve
  2. Paul A H

    Revell Masking Tape

    Masking Tape Revell A roll of good quality masking tape is, alongside a scalpel, a pair of side cutters and a sanding stick, one of the essentials of a decent modelling toolkit. Whether used for masking sharp lines or filling in the gaps between blobs of blu-tak prior to airbrushing, a good quality roll of tape is virtually indispensible. Now Revell have produced their own masking tape aimed squarely at us modellers. The tape is very similar in appearance to that produced by a well known Japanese model kit manufacturer, although it is a slightly darker shade of yellow. The back of the packet also states that it is produced in Belgium rather than Japan. In all other respects, however, the tape appears to be very similar in terms of performance to the Japanese product. Two widths are available: 6mm and 10mm. Each role is 10 metres long. The rolls of tape are not currently supplied in a dispenser, but they will fit any empty dispenser that you happen to have laying around. Conclusion It’s always good to have a choice when it comes to modelling tools, so this new range from Revell is very welcome. The tape is easy to use, adheres very well and can be removed without leaving any adhesive residue. It has nice neat edges and should be suitable for masking very sharp lines. I’ll be using it for my forthcoming build review of Meng’s new F-102A and will update this review with some notes about how the tape performs in due course. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For further information visit
  3. Hello britmodellers! I thought it might be time for a little thread. I have started my first airliner project, which is the Revell 737. Loads of research done, and I found out that there was several things wrong with the kit. So, I wanted to do something different. Something that I could relate too. And I chose to do a Norwegian. I'm from Denmark, and see them everyday, if the weather lets me I really love the scheme of LN-NOL, so I got hold of some brilliant decals from my good mate from lndecals.com, thanks again Ruben Winglets are resin ones from Braz? I think, I was given them by a nice friend of mine So, here goes! Robin
  4. 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.
  5. Matcham11

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  6. Just finished the build, my first train model try which I enjoyed building. Looks more weathered in some of the pictures than it actually is somehow. Regards...
  7. Matcham11

    737 wifi bump

    Mjello guys! Have anyone of you had any experience scratching a wifi bump in 1:144? And do anybody know the specifications of the actual thing? I'm currently thinking of making one for my 737 (LN-NOL) which can be found here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=234928375 Thanks Robin
  8. Peter Marshall

    He-111 H6

    Revell's reboxing of the Hasegawa He-111 H6. Built as a break in scale (normally build in 1/48th), and it was a good fun kit - the only tricky bits were the nose glazing (which being hasegawa is in 5 pieces to allow for more variants), and the main undercarriage, which needed a little persuasion to fit. Painted with Gunze throughout, and weathered with Mig Oils / Washes and Ak interactive products. Completely OOB apart from some fishing line. Built as the Personal Aircraft of Oberstleutnant Kuhlmey, Commander of Gefechsverband Kuhlmey, Part of Schlachtgeschwader 2, 20th June 1944, Immola, Finnland. Peter
  9. Soon to be G-VELD name: African Queen. All modifications applied and done. Primer applied now ready for major painting
  10. Guys, Anytime Baby!...... Forgive the pics, camera went on strike so my phone had to double job...very hard to photograph a gloss black aircraft (any tips?) the famous F-14A Black Bunny of VX-4, painted with Humbrol gloss and matt black with Humbrol metalcote on the wing seals and exhausts and tamiya clear on the HUD. As always all advice gladly accepted.
  11. Guys, Another one for the pocket air-force...for all those with little room or small budgets . This was a straight forward build, no real fit issues or kit snags (bar the canards)..Hand painted with enamels..have another in the stash and thinking of the old Russian (MIG -21) colours for that one with silver replacing the black and black (or NATO Black) replacing the white nose and white body panels. All pointers, tips and advice greatly appreciated .
  12. Matcham11

    737-600 engine question

    Mjeloooo everybody! I am about to order some resin goodies for my Revell 737-800. I got my self two of them, and one of the is gonna be converted into a -600 in SAS colours. But I do have a question. The engines on the -600... Are they same shape as the -700,-800 and -900 series? Thanks Robin
  13. m0gb0y74

    Revell 1/72 A-6E TRAM

    Hi, I have a 1/72nd scale Revell A-6E TRAM Intruder that according to the box was made about 2002 and is a lovely kit. All references that I can find to a Revell intruder seem to be about a rather nasty ex-Hasegawa kit. Looking at other kits, the Revell kit I have seems strikingly similar to the Italeri kit. Does anyone know if these kits are one and the same? James :-)
  14. Julien

    P-26A Peashooter Revell 1:72

    P-26A Peashooter Revell 1:72 It has been said that so rapid was the pace of aircraft development in the 1930's that many aircraft were actually obsolete by the time they actually entered service. Boeing's B-9 bomber came into service in 1931 and was actually faster (at 188mph) than the fighters of the day. Some people actually thought that this might be the end of the fighter. However Boeing then designed the P-26 to counter this. The P-26 was the first American all metal fighter aircraft, and the first pursuit monoplane used by the then US Army Air Corps. Due to the fast pace of aircraft design this would be the last US fighter to have fixed landing gear, external bracing and an open cockpit. The first aircraft rolled of the production line in 1932, and were capable of a top speed of 230mph. The last aircraft being made in 1936. Its worth remembering that in 1935 prototypes of the Hurricane and Bf-109 had flown showing how outdated this aircraft then was . In USAAC service 22 squadrons would go onto be equipped with the P-26, earning its "Peashooter"; nickname from pilots due to its diminutive size. P-26's served in combat with the Nationalist Chinese forces, and in the Philippines where they did actually manage to shoot down a few Japanese aircraft. I was surprised to learn that they were still in service as late as 1957 with the Guatemalan Air Force. After the US effectively smuggled them there in the 30’s under the designation PT-26A Trainers to get around restrictions of sales to Latin American Countries. Their last combat being seen in that countries 1954 coup. This was Boeings last foray into the fighter business until they acquired McDonnell-Douglas in 2002 and started deliveries of the F/A-18E/F super Hornet. The first thing you notice about the box is that they have missed the name Boeing off the box, this may I think be intentional to save having to pay a licence fee to Boeing? However yes its hard to believe the P-26A was designed by the same company who would give us the mighty 747. In fact the 747s internal cabin is only seven feet short of the P-26's wingspan! The Kit When getting the kit I first thought it was a re-release of an old matchbox kit, but Matchbox made a P-12. I have been told that this is an original Revell kits from the 1960's, however the tooling say 1980 on them, it is very much an Airfix style kit where you just get a bag of bits as opposed to actual sprues. The kit comes in the standard Revell box with the box art showing the only decal option available from the USAAC. Instructions are the standard Revell affair of 4 pages of A5, though only one of these is used for the 11 construction steps. A decent sized rigging diagram would have been nice, however its not to difficult to figure out where all the rigging needs to be. On opening the box the kit parts are bagged. These consist of three small light grey plastic sprues and one very small clear part. Sprue one contains the two fuselage half’s, two tail planes, main bracing strut and the rear part to hold the prop on. Sprue two contains the bottom main wing, pilot, seat, engine and engine cowling. Sprue three contains the two main upper wing half’s, fixed landing gear spats, and the wheels. The one clear part is very small and a bit thick for the job. In all there are only 21 parts to the entire kit. In general the parts are as you would expect from a mould this age. There is some flash present but it will not be too difficult to remove. Recessed lines where the elevators are, are a bit too deep and the main body of the aircraft is festooned in rivets. The rivets are not over large though and should look respectable under a coat of paint. There is no cockpit at all to speak of, just a large armchair type seat onto which the pilot figure will sit. Given the fairly large cockpit opening some scratch building in certainly the form of an instrument panel will be needed. The Decals The decal sheet as they say is probably worth the price of admission. Its printed in Italy so Cartograf is a given. The markings are for the 95th Pursuit Squadron, 17th Pursuit Group, US Army Air Corps; March Field, California 1934. These aircraft were highly colourful in service and this is reflected in the Bright blue fuselage and yellow wings. For the money I would recommend having a go at this kit, it should build up into a nice model with the application of a few "modelling skills". Rather surprisingly there are a few aftermarket resin and decal sets out there for this kit if you want to go to town on it. Overall conclusion, I think it will make a nice small colourful addition to any modelling shelf. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For further information visit
  15. Heinkel He 115 B/C Seaplane 1:72 Revell The handsome Heinkel He 115 was the largest twin-float sea plane used during the Second World War. Developed by Heinkel in the mid-1930s as a replacement for the He 59 seaplane, the He 115 was intended to fulfil the role of torpedo bomber, mine layer and reconnaissance aircraft. Although somewhat obsolete by the outbreak of war, the He 115 was able to remain in service throughout, due largely to the fact that it was able to undertake nocturnal mine laying duties while relatively unmolested by allied aircraft. The He 115 was a minor export success for the Warnemünde-based firm, with a small number of aircraft being sold to Sweden and Norway prior to the outbreak of war. Several Norwegian examples were acquired by the British and were used against the Germans in clandestine operations. During one notable incident, an He 115 landed in Tripoli harbour to pick up British agents, all the while completely untroubled by any German forces. September seems to be re-release month for Revell. Following on from their re-boxing of the Hasegawa Harrier Gr. Mk 7/9 is this re-issue of the classic Matchbox He 115, also known as PK-401. The kit was first released in 1977 and was part of Matchbox’s Red Series. It is made up of just 59 parts – surprisingly few for an aircraft of this size. Matchbox must have known a thing or two about tool making, as the sprues are in very good condition for their vintage. There is very little flash indeed and no other obvious signs of wear and tear. Surface detail is fairly basic and is comprised of a mixture of raised and recessed panel lines. The larger moveable components such as the flying surfaces and bomb bay doors are recessed, while panels that would have been riveted in place on the real thing are represented by fine, raised lines. The long cockpit is right at the basic end of the spectrum as it is comprised of just three parts; the cockpit floor and seats for the pilot and rear gunner/navigator. There are no instrument panels, control columns or any other gubbins, so if you want to add some detail to this area, then scratch building will be the way to go. By contrast, the three crew members are rather nice and feature plenty of detail. The observer/bomb aimer, moulded in the prone position, is particularly good. The wings and horizontal stabilisers are each made up of upper and lower halves and all of the control surfaces are moulded in place. The BMW 132K 9-cylinder radial engines look ok and should do the job under the one-piece cowlings. The kit is not without some finer details though. Rudder and aileron balance weights are provided, and the 7.92mm machine guns would probably pass muster if included in a kit released today. The floats, struts and ladders are all reasonably fine too. I would nevertheless recommend taking care when installing them just so you can be sure that everything lines up properly. I’d love to tell you that the extensive canopy and nose glazing is thin and clear, but I’m afraid it isn’t. It’s quite thick and rather opaque. I’m not sure whether dipping the parts in Klear would have much of an effect either, as the parts appear to have a rough texture. If you really want to improve these parts, you may want to sand them down and then polish them up to a shine yourself. Even worse, the nose glazing is split vertically, with the seam running right down the middle of a single piece of glazing. This will be almost impossible to disguise, so I would recommend that you either cheat and paint an extra canopy frame down the middle to hide the join, or cut the part out and replace it with a single piece of clear plastic cut to shape. Two options are provided for on the decal sheet: Heinkel He 115 C-1 of 1./Kusten-Fliegergruppe 106, Cherbourg, France 1941; and Heinkel He 115 B-1 of 1./Kusten-Fliegergruppe 406, Norway, October 1941. Both aircraft are finished in two-tone green splinter camouflage with light blue undersides. Unfortunately Revell haven’t included RLM reference numbers, just their own. The decals are nicely printed but are quite matt. I would recommend using a decal solution and applying them over a gloss surface. Conclusion This isn’t a modern kit by any means. It’s very basic in places and the part count is remarkably low for a kit of this size. There isn’t much in the way of fine detail and the clear parts are really quite poor. Nevertheless, I feel a certain fondness towards this kit. I’m not sure whether it’s the He 115 itself, dewy-eyed nostalgia or just a hankering for a nice, simple kit to build, but I’m actually looking forward to building this. Recommended (if you’re a sentimental old fool like me). Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For further information visit
  16. The big show here in Gothenburg was this weekend, and i managed to get this done on friday, with 14hrs to spare! Whew! And with that, on to the pictures: Paint is a combination of Tamiya, Xtracrylix and Lifcolor, markings from Kits-World and the box, since Kits-world have no stencils or Stars'n'Bars. Overall a fun build, but now i'll have a lie down before I start next years challange.
  17. The motivation for this build was a local model club meeting as the theme was "multi-engine". My primary project wasn't going to be ready in time, so I hatched this crazy idea to do a model in a day. The kit used was a 1994 SSP reissue of the original 1955 issue Revell D-558-2 Skyrocket. This kit was done back in the day when Revell was all over the map on their scales. The model scales out to about 1/65 scale. While not quite 1/72, it would like quite at home next to a couple Matchbox cars I suspect since 1/64 is a common diecast scale. So, work started at about 5 AM on Wednesday morning as I began work by painting a stand for it in Tamiya metallic black (it is an Aurora Moebius stand as the kit didn't come with a stand) and by a little before 6 PM, I was adding the finishing touches by running a fine line black pen into the panel lines to pick them out a bit. I admit the model is not perfect as there are some minor issues in spots. My kit also didn't have the clear window parts, so I had to use some Micro Krystal Klear to make them (and a day later one of the windows is STILL drying). But I like the results in any event. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Douglas Skyrocket, it was a late 1940s US Navy design intended to help break the sound barrier. The D-558-I Skystreak was intended to explore speeds up to Mach 1 while the D-558-II was intended to explore speeds beyond mach 1. The aircraft made use of German swept wing innovations and it was developed as a rival to the US Army Air Force's Bell X-1 (the USAF split off in 1947). Both planes were developed at a time when the aerospace race was between two miltary agencies as opposed to two countries. Defense budgets were very lean back then in the immediate post war years as the prestige of record breaking could help prop up the budget when the time came. Defense budgets didn't begin to climb until after the start of the Korean War and the noticeable cooling off of East West relations which began the cold war. The original design featured a hybrid powerplant as it had a jet engine intended for takeoffs and landings and a rocket engine (of the same design as used on the Bell X-1) for its speed run. Unfortunately, the jet engine was underpowered and combined with the tiny intakes and bent tailpipe in the bottom of the fuselage, the plane was a heavy slug. Lack of decent fuel tankage for the rocket engine meant that the aircraft could barely hit mach 1 on its speed runs. But on the times it did this (especially close to the ground where the air was nice and thick), it was very exciting to watch. The Revell kit represents this configuration. Midway through the program, the decision was made to remove the jet engine from at least one of the three planes built, increase the fuel tankage for the rocket engine and air drop it from a B-29. During several test flights, Douglas test pilot William Bridgeman took the Skyrocket to up to Mach 1.8 before the plane was turned over to NACA for research work. A few years later, NACA test pilot Scott Crossfield became the first man to break Mach 2 in the rocket only powered D-558-2 Skyrocket. The Skyrocket lead to several innovations which found their way into production military aircraft.
  18. madaboutmodels

    Boeing 787 engines

    Hello Everyone I would like to do a British Airways 787-8, but im unsure what colour to do the engines, it seems to be mixed. Some people seem to thin k they will be white, others think blue. Does anyone know what colout they will be? Thanks Bradley
  19. Airfix Mark 3 wings added to the 'new' Revell fuselage. Additional parts from the WEM exterior and interior sets - including the extensive bomb bay. RG527 - KN Q 77 Squadron 1945. Let me know what you think!! Thanks http://i1260.photobu...Sept2012018.jpg http://i1260.photobu...Sept2012016.jpg http://i1260.photobu...atthews/001.jpg http://i1260.photobu...ws/003-Copy.jpg
  20. A couple more too add. Both fun to build, with their individual frustrations, not least the canopy shape of the F-16 and the undercarriage length of the A-10. Never mind, there are more important things to be concerned about. Firstly the A-10 Revell A-10 Thuderbolt II 4 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Revell A-10 Thuderbolt II 2 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Revell A-10 Thuderbolt II 1 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Then the F-16 Academy F-16 Fighting Falcon 4 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Academy F-16 Fighting Falcon 3 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Academy F-16 Fighting Falcon 2 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Academy F-16 Fighting Falcon 1 by jonbru0903, on Flickr Best wishes all. Quite like the new look of the Forum.
  21. madaboutmodels

    Airfix and Revell 747 engines

    Hello Everyone i just got an Airfix 747, the series 8 British Airways adition. id lke to do a Highland Express Airways 747 using the kit, but im not sure if it has the correct engines, so can some onetell me does the Airfix 747 have the correct engines for this airliner? http://www.planespotters.net/Aviation_Photos/photo.show?id=169415 Also i have the old Revell 747sca, it doesnt have a shuttle or any shuttle parts, so im going to do it as a boeing 747-100, so does this one have the right engines for the BOAC Airliners? Any one know? Thanks Bradley
  22. Noticed it the other day - rather lacklustre box art IMO. Anyone know if the actual moulding quality on the Revell kits is better than ICM's? Cheers Jonners
  23. madaboutmodels

    NASA B-52

    Hello everyone I'd like to do NASA's B-52. this one http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/B-52/Medium/EC02-0083-12.jpg Would i be able to use the Revell kit? Also will i need to make any adaptions? Thanks Bradley
  24. Need to get some daylight shots - and she's a real *bu**er* to photograph as she's so large... Anyhoo - please forgive the colour casts - will post better images when I have them. Iain
  25. A honorable member of this forum, davepb, has designed a interesting correction/upgrade set for the old and to be reissued soon 1/48th Westland Wessex HAS.3 kit. This set is available via Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Revell-Wessex-HA...=item2318f49f5a --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also of interest a nose correction set suitable for naval HU.5's, RAF HC.2's, HAR.2's & HCC.4's http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Revell-Westland-...=item2318e8402c Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.p...topic=234911215 V.P
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