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  1. I was goaded into action to have another go at a half-built model of Walter Beech's fabulous little twin engined beauty. Sitting in the box of rejects was my half baked effort with this tricky Pioneer kit, while I watched in awe as the inestimable Moa charmed the same bunch of styrene into a striking replica of the plane, while doing a Vacform version too. I had to have another go..... Then I picked up a new one - PM have just reissued this in 3 versions - thinking my 2nd effort should be better And so, I have a double build on my hands! Decor is with reference to the AVA aeroplane, without being a replica. That would require some modifications on the airframe. Done in foil, without recourse to resin or add ons, it has been a character-building process at times, challenging and rewarding. Here are the 2 little rescals.... Airframe no.1, And no. 2, door open, interior seating, better shine and tidier foil, I'll try for a few more pictures when I get a chance
  2. Hi Folk,s.Picked up a Humbrol boxing Of this kit for a mere £2:99 on Ebay. As soon as it arrives I.ll pop a few pics Before starting the seller had a photof the contents and the decals look good. Hope to maybe add either an Airfix Draken or Heller Thunderjet later on.
  3. Recently finished the little Hobbyboss Easy-build F84E. It still baffles me how they can make, ship and retail these items for £6 and the LMS guy can make a living...! I did this one in foil. The Academy plane I've had a while, and it's painted. I thought the very fine etching might be lost under the foil. Turns out I had nothing to worry about on that score. Academy plane got the HB rockets underwing, and donated the bombs to the HB. The rockets were a bit of a pain to get together. The HB front uc leg was way too short and I have a suspicion the wingtip tank flanges are oversized. Decals were super, and the kit is a miracle of moulding and production. Don't remember ANY issues with the Academy kit. Hobbyboss first.... Indoors. Academy next... Some more together... Great looking plane, much better looks than the swept wing Thunderstreak, but very first - generation jet. Some say it was called the "groundhog", being reluctant to get off the ground. But if you hang bombs on the wings like that, what do you expect...!!
  4. PT-109 (53215) Eduard 1:72 The PT-109 from Revell is getting quite long in the tooth now, even so, it’s nice to see it re-released. It can now also be detailed up with this set from Eduard, the first of at least two according to their website. PT109: The set comes in the standard poly sleeve and contains parts of the boat, a pre-printed flag and an acetate instrument panel, the weapons details will be in the next set. Included on the sheet are new hatches, which can be posed open, vent openings, which can also be posed open, torpedo tube rails and stops, cleats, machine gun mounting rings and bow hawse pipe. The exhaust silencers are fitted with new control rods, the liferings, new cleats and attachment surround. The skylights receive new grilles, while the deckhouses are fitted with new handrails. The cockpit is provided with new instrument panels, covers, hand holds, throttle levers, and a new flag locker. The mast gets new supports, while the front cabin roof is given new siren support brackets, handrails and the torpedo tubes fitted with new rear hatch ends complete with wing nuts. The kit can be finished off with a nicely painted ensign. Conclusion As mentioned above, the kit out of the box will make a nice model, but if you want something more, then this set will certainly go toward making a model with more finesse and improved detail. Review sample courtesy of
  5. Hi Folks, This is the italeri model mostly built OOB. Not the best kit ever but good enough to get a correct Intruder. I only added miscellaneous details, relocated some fences on the wing, drilled some holes and applied some filler (wings, windscreen...). The only extra parts are the decals from Hi-Decal Line. I used H308, H307 Gunze paints. Hope you like it. Cheers
  6. This is the fine 1/72 Mig 21 “Battle Damage” reboxed by Lindberg. The original kit was produced by IMC in the 1960s. Its trick feature was that you could build the kit with molded “battle damage”. I needed a quick fix for building something so did this in a weekend. The build process is here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234973002-mig-21-battle-damage;-a-weekend-build/. I only did this kit to play with the battle damage feature. There was not any considerations to how accurate a kit this is, what needed to be done to correct it; the sole purpose was to play with painting the battle damage and having fun. Here are the results If you want to revisit the days when you just brought a kit home to get it built and play with it in the same afternoon, this is the kit for you. It was a blast. As always, all comments are welcome.
  7. I went to my local hobby store to buy a couple of tins of paint, $10.00 purchase max. Somehow I got lost. Even though I have been going there for years, I forgot how to get from the paint section to the checkout counter. So, imagine my surprise when, as I am searching for a way to get out of the store, I stumble across the old kit section. Seems like fate doesn’t it? I go in for some paint, get lost and am forced to look at old kits that have been purchased from other modeler’s stashes. And while there, 3 kits call out to me, beckon me, sing a siren song, making my wallet inexplicably rise into my hand, credit card appearing. So, with my tins of paint happily enjoying a 1/32 Revell F-104 Hunting Cat version, they try to speak to the two foreign kits that needed a new home. Both are 1/72 kits. I rationalized I needed a simple build to cleanse my palette from some of the more intense builds I was failing to complete. How complicated could a 1/72 kit be? Especially an old one. Both were from MPM. One was a Lavockin La 9/11 and the other a Suchoj SU-5. I opened the Suchoj SU-5 and congrats; I just bought my first Vacuform kit without even knowing it!! Yeah, that is not going to be the kit for my simple build. So, what’s in box number 2. I open it up and it is a regular injection molded kit with plastic I recognize! Whoopee!! Low parts count. Looks good. Did I mention I am not keen on sanding, filling, priming; sanding, filling priming? Easy to put together, every part has a seam, gap or misalignment. And, I do love a good, oversize vacuform canopy. So, my simple, easy build took 3 weeks rather than a leisurely weekend lark. It didn’t help the paint and the clear coats fought me by not playing nice with each other and creating these cute little bubbles. (Tiny bubbles, from the sea, tiny bubbles . . .) They had never interacted poorly before. On this kit they decide not to be nice. All in all though, it wasn’t a bad little kit and I like the way it looks finished. Next time, I guess if I want a simple build, it probably should be a snap together kit or one of those easy fit ones. Here for your perusal is the 1/72 Lavockin 11 version.
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