Jump to content

As a result of the close-down of the UK by the British Government last night, we have made all the Buy/Sell areas read-only until we open back up again, so please have a look at the announcement linked here.

This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Search the Community

Showing results for tags '1/48 Tamiya'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Calendars

  • Community Calendar
  • Group Builds
  • Model Show Calendar

Forums

  • Site Help & Support
    • FAQs
    • Help & Support
    • New Members
    • Announcements
  • Aircraft Modelling
    • Military Aircraft Modelling Discussion by Era
    • Civil Aircraft Modelling Discussion by Era
    • Work in Progress - Aircraft
    • Ready for Inspection - Aircraft
    • Aircraft Related Subjects
  • AFV Modelling (armour, military vehicles & artillery)
    • Armour Discussion by Era
    • Work in Progress - Armour
    • Ready for Inspection - Armour
    • Armour Related Subjects
    • large Scale AFVs (1:16 and above)
  • Maritime Modelling (Ships and subs)
    • Maritime Discussion by era
    • Work in Progress - Maritime
    • Ready for Inspection - Maritime
  • Vehicle Modelling (non-military)
    • Vehicle Discussion
    • Work In Progress - Vehicles
    • Ready For Inspection - Vehicles
  • Science Fiction & RealSpace
    • Science Fiction Discussion
    • RealSpace Discussion
    • Work In Progress - SF & RealSpace
    • Ready for Inspection - SF & RealSpace
  • Figure Modeling
    • Figure Discussion
    • Figure Work In Progress
    • Figure Ready for Inspection
  • Dioramas, Vignettes & Scenery
    • Diorama Chat
    • Work In Progress - Dioramas
    • Ready For Inspection - Dioramas
  • Reviews, News & Walkarounds
    • Reviews
    • Current News
    • Build Articles
    • Tips & Tricks
    • Walkarounds
  • Modelling
  • General Discussion
  • Shops, manufacturers & vendors
  • Archive

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Location


Interests

Found 23 results

  1. Hi all This is my most recently completed model. It had been languishing in a painted state for a couple of years, so it feels good to get it out of the way. Like my other Tamiya 109s, I only did the following to the model. Fuselage - kit seat replaced with Ultracast seat - antenna wire made from stretched sprue - upper cowl intake opened - cowl gun barrels replaced with Master brass barrels - engine starter crank opening and lift points drilled out - kit propeller and spinner replaced with Ultracast resin parts - exhaust replaced with Ultracast resin exhaust - ETC50 bomb rack and SC50 bombs added from Eduard Bf 109E Wings - wing gun barrels replaced with Master brass barrels - kit wheels replaced with Ultracast resin wheels - tail planes modified to eliminate the anhedral Paint and Decals - airframe painted with Xtracolor X202 Hellblau RLM 65, X201 RLM 02 Grau , X205 Dunklegrun RLM 71 and X213 Gelb RLM04 - all markings are from Aero Master 48-248 Marauding Emils Part 3 - model is weathered with chalk pastels Cheers Randy
  2. Hi all I would like to present yet another Emil. This model is a BF 109E-4/B flown by Leutnant Friedrich Wempe, of 6/Jagdgeschwader 77, in Russia, July 1941 If you have not figured it out by now, I really like the Tamiya 109E's. The following was done to the model. Fuselage - kit seat replaced with Ultracast seat - antenna wire made from stretched sprue - upper cowl intake opened - cowl gun barrels replaced with Master brass barrels - engine starter crank opening and lift points drilled out - kit propeller and spinner replaced with Ultracast resin parts - exhaust replaced with Ultracast resin exhaust - ETC500 bomb rack added from Eduard Bf 109E Wings - wing gun barrels replaced with Master brass barrels - kit wheels replaced with Ultracast resin wheels - tail planes modified to eliminate the anhedral Paint and Decals - airframe painted with Xtracolor X202 Hellblau RLM 65, X205 Dunklegrun RLM 71 and X213 Gelb RLM04 - all markings are from Eagle Strike 48-146 Barbarossa 3 The Invasion of Russia 1941 - model is weathered with chalk pastels Cheers and thanks for looking Randy
  3. Hi all This is another model I finished last year. It represents the Bf 109E-3 flown by Oberleutnant Hans Schmoller-Haldy of 3/Jagdgruppe 88, in Spain during March 1939. I keeping with my minimalist approach to modelling, I did the following to the kit. Fuselage - kit seat replaced with Ultracast seat - antenna wire made from stretched sprue - upper cowl intake opened - cowl gun barrels replaced with Master brass barrels - engine starter crank opening and lift points drilled out - kit propeller and spinner replaced with Ultracast resin parts - exhaust replaced with Ultracast resin exhaust Wings - wing gun barrels replaced with Master brass barrels - kit wheels replaced with Ultracast resin wheels - tail planes modified to eliminate the anhedral Paint and Decals - airframe painted with Xtracolor X202 Hellblau RLM 65, X201 RLM 02 Grau and Model Master Classic White - all markings are from Cutting Edge 48-215 Bf 109E The Augsburg Zoo - model is weathered with chalk pastels Cheers Randy
  4. Hi all Here is a 109 I finished last year It represents a 109E-4 of 1/Jagdgeschwader 51 while in Northern France of August 1940. As I usually do, I performed the following minor mods. Fuselage - kit seat replaced with Ultracast seat - KMC resin cockpit sidewalls installed - antenna wire made from stretched sprue - upper cowl intake opened - cowl gun barrels replaced with Master brass barrels - engine starter crank opening and lift points drilled out - kit propeller and spinner replaced with Ultracast resin parts - exhaust replaced with Ultracast resin exhaust Wings - wing gun barrels replaced with Master brass barrels - kit wheels replaced with Ultracast resin wheels - tail planes modified to eliminate the anhedral Paint and Decals - airframe painted with Xtracolor X202 Hellblau RLM 65, X201 RLM 02 Grau , X205 Dunklegrun RLM 71, X213 Gelb RLM04 and Model Master Classic White - all markings are from Hussar 48D005 Messerschmitt Me 109 E3A/E4 - model is weathered with chalk pastels Cheers Randy
  5. Hi all It has been a while since I posted anything, so I thought it time to share my latest finished project. This is an F-51D Mustang, based at Bowen Airfield, Port-au-Prince in the Republic of Haiti, circa 1963. I performed the following minor mods to the kit. Fuselage - perforated cowl vent panels drilled out - antennae wires made from stretched sprue - all lift points and vent holes drilled out - exhaust pipes drilled out - True Details resin cockpit installed - canopy brace and pilot’s headrest removed - tail wheel doors removed - antenna mast replaced with ADF antenna Wings - raised rivets in the area of the landing gear above and below wings removed - landing light replaced with MV Products lens - gun barrel openings faired over - F-86 Sabre drop tanks installed - scratch built pylons and sway braces Landing Gear - oleo torque links drilled out - new tow rings added - wheel hubs drilled out Paint and Decals - airframe painted with Xtracolor X15 BS627 Light Aircraft Grey and X103 FS11136 Insignia Red - all markings are from Xtradecal X48177 North American Bubbletop P-51 Mustang Collection Cheers Randy
  6. Alright, I already have the Macchi MC.72 up on the board, but I've decided to start with this one first. It should be a pretty straight build. I'll be adding some Yahu PE for the 'pit and I will wire the engine a bit, but for the most part I'm going to stick to the instructions and go by the numbers. Doing this one first, I think will help the MC.72 as well as the S6B I'm already doing. There are the cuffs for the struts that I need to do for both, and rather than getting into plunge molding I'm going to try and cast resin copies of the ones on this plane. Maybe it'll work, maybe it won't but I'll give it a shot.
  7. I started this as the A6M2a is just about done and the A6M3 Hamp is about 3/4 done. I am doing it as a Mitsubishi built plane from the 332 Flying Group at Naruo Air Base in 1944. The colors will be Tamiya AS-21 IJN dark green over Tamiya AS-29 gray green. Here is the cockpit so far.---John
  8. Hi! Here's another one of my builds - a ww2 corsair, heavily used with exposure to sun, sand and salty water.
  9. Almost done. I just need to find the right decals for the tail code. I am doing Q-102 and Tamiya printed the tail code in black, I was shown a color picture from WWII and it should be red as Hasegawa did them. Any one have a set of Hasegawa Q-102 tail codes in 1/48th they want to sell? I also need to scrounge up the red wing walk warning stripes, none came with the kit.---John
  10. Sometimes a picture seeds an idea. I found this photo when I built my Marine Corsair, and it inspired me to try and model this gun carrier as a companion. Tamiya's 1/48 Jeep was the perfect kit for this task. I used the Eduard PE set and Verlinden wheels, and scratch-built a new radiator grille to represent the early front and a wooden box to hold the .5 cal Browning M2 machine guns. The box can be removed to have the Jeep perform other duties if needed. The picture below demonstrates the difference between the early radiator grille guard (vehicle in the front) and the more common pressed sheet-metal face (rear). The Jeep's official designation is Willys-Overland Model MB or ¼ ton 4x4 truck. My model served in the Solomons in early 1943 with VMF-124, part of Marine Air Group 12. Six machine guns, each weighing some 84 lbs, and a crew of two are an adequate load for the dogged Jeep, which has in fact a maximum paylod of 800 lbs. I hope you like this digression from my usual aircraft modelling theme, and you are invited of course to visit my Corsair here. I'm working on a small display base so that I can present them together. Thanks for viewing - Michael References Pacific War Eagles in Original Color, Jeffrey Ethell / Warren Bodie, Front Royal, 1997 Jeeps 1941-45, Osprey New Vanguard 117, Steven J. Zaloga, Botley, 2005 Pre-Standardized Jeep, Walk Around 5711, David Doyle, Carrollton, 2008 Willys-Overland MB and Ford Model GPW Jeep Technical Manual, Washington, 1947, reprinted by PeriscopeFilm 2011 And more airfield vehicles here.
  11. On 16 February 1945 US Navy Task Force 58 launched a strike against Japanese airfields in Chiba Prefecture. It was the combat début for the Hellcats of VF-12 and VBF-12 aboard USS Randolph (CV-15). Over the Kantō Plain, Mitsubishi J2M3 of the Imperial Japanese Navy's 302nd Kōkūtai intercepted the formation and claimed eight Hellcats destroyed. 302 Kū, a veteran IJN unit, was based at Yokosuka to defend the industrial region south of Tokyo. Difficult to handle for a rookie Mitsubishi's 'Thunderbolt' was a formidable foe in the hands of an experienced pilot. Fast-climbing and heavily armed (with four to five 20 mm cannon) the J2M3 was one of the few Japanese fighters that could successfully intercept the B-29 at high altitude. Unfortunately, due to the tight casing of the engine, the 14-cylinder Mitsubishi Kasei was prone to overheating which hampered operational effectiveness. My Tamiya model is a veteran, too. I originally built it in 1977 and made an all-out restoration two years ago. It represents a squadron leader’s aircraft (yellow fuselage band) and was most likely assigned to Lt Junrō Teramura, leader of the 1st Buntai. This Raiden was lost on 19 April 1945 while flown by Lt(jg) Ei Fukuda. The victory was claimed by P-51 pilot Maj James Trapp, squadron commander of the 78th FS. Cockpit: Aires (#4538) and Eduard (#48201) Wheel covers: Quickboost (#48399) Exhausts: Quickboost (#48383) Decals: AeroMaster (#48-286) The colours are home-mixed following the excellent 'Mitsubishi J2M Raiden Colour Notes' by Nick Millman (Aviation of Japan) I hope you see why this is my favourite Japanese Navy fighter. ハッピーモデル構築 - Michael References Navy Interceptor “Raiden“, Famous Airplanes of the World No.61, Tokyo, 1996 Mitsubishi J2M Raiden, Mushroom Model Magazine Special No.6110, Sandomierz, 2004 Mitsubishi Navy Interceptor Fighter "Raiden", Mechanism of Military Aircraft No.4, Japan, 2011 Mitsubishi J2M Raiden, Model Art Profile No.11, Tokyo, 2011 J2M3 Imperial Japanese Navy Interceptor Raiden, Zoukai-mura SWS No.VI, Kyoto, 2013 J2M Raiden and N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-Kai Aces, Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 129, Botley, 2016
  12. Seems i have been working on this for ever .Resin seats ,and those decals that you stick on for the radio sets .I managed to scrape most of the backing paper off . The bomb bay ,could do with a bit of touching up .Notice the missing bit on the right hand `top bit of the fuselage
  13. Hello Dears, I know, I should have waited tomorrow for having a good daylight pic ! But can't wait to share her with you !! I started her and decide, in the making, to dedicate her to a great militaria collector And an avid modeller, I mean the late Lemmy Kilmister ! As a great fan of the gentle peoples from Motorhead.... The kit is the Tamiya Focke Wulf 190F-8 with Eagle cals decals EC#10 Let's have a look at this unusual paint scheme for a german Aircraft ! Yes, she is left almost unpainted, the painting on the wing has been crudely applied with brush and whatever was at hand in April May 1945 I tried to depict this fact with a not airbrushed paint job purpotedly barely finished ! Not really easy to have a good effect but I'm glad about this one The plane was flown by Fw Eugen Lörcher at the 5/ SG 2 He did a belly landing in Aufhausen to escape the russians with his fiancee riding in the rear fuselage. Seemingly, they came back every year at the same spot to celebrate their escape to liberty with a bottle of Champagne !! More to come soon.
  14. I know I shouldn't participate in another GB, but how can I say NO to building the iconic Me 262 The aircraft I build is one of the two mounts from Major Rudolf Sinner, Gruppenkommandeur (CO), III./JG 7 in its attractive striped camouflage. All drawings of this aircraft show the stripes in a diagonal pattern across the whole aircraft. I couldn't find from where this originated, but based on the picture below, I paint the stripes in a V pattern With the exception of the nose, all other stripes do line up reasonably well. Of course it could be a third aircraft in this camouflage, but I find this rather unlikely as III./JG 7 had only six aircraft on its strength. And if it is a third aircraft, my model will represent two aircraft - one on each side. I chosen to build the 1/48 Tamiya kit and will add some Aires resin goodies. In addition, I will also build the new 1/72 Airfix kit OOB, also in the colours of JG 7, once again an aircraft from III./JG 7. It is yellow 5 which flew into Fassberg from Czechoslovakia on 8 May 1945, piloted by Unteroffizier Anton Schlöppler. Cheers, Peter
  15. Hi guys, here is my latest built, the 1/48 Tamiya Do 335 two seater. An easy kit very fun to build and paint. I've been inspired by several WWII pics of that plane. by looking the pics, I've noticed that the main leg door is falling. I'll fix it later. Cheers, Manu
  16. Hi folks here's a corsair I have just completed for the group build. It is a Corsair MkIV (KD780) as flown by Lt. Henry Adlam, Senior Pilot of 1846 Sqn. They were based aboard HMS Colossus from 1945-1946 and in June 1945 joined the 14th Carrier Air Group to continue the fight against Japan. The Sqn. went to Australia but the war ended before the carrier and it's air group could take part in any operations. The Sqn. corsair were subsequently dumped at sea somewhere near Sydney. After ferrying many serviceman that had been POWs the carrier sailed for South Africa where the aircraft were temporarily based at Wingfield. It is here that many of 1846 Sqn's well known photos were taken including this one: Which is the subsequent aircraft I wanted to model. If you haven't read 'On and Off the Flight Deck' by Henry Adlam, give it a read. It's a fascinating insight into the life of a naval fighter pilot and he takes part in many campaigns including Salerno, Escort carrier flying and the attacks on Palembang as a hellcat pilot. Later he becomes a batsman and joins 1846 Sqn. There is a photo in the book of '122' and through a bit of research and help from IanG, came to the conclusion that KD780 was the correct airframe. The kit itself has some resin wheels added, wing fuel caps deleted, Eduard seatbelts, exhausts drilled out, canopy handle added, flaps raised, ignition harness added, tail wheel tie down made from fuse wire, tin foil doped covers, CO vents and clipped wings. Here's one with the rest of the family: Now a few weeks ago I went to Kew and had a look at the 1846 Sqn. diary. On Sat 6th January 1946, the Sqn. had a competition for the cleanest and shiniest aircraft. Les Budd's aircraft (113/D) got first with Henry's 2nd. So no doubt it was a lot cleaner than what I've depicted. After the sqn left Wingfield, HMS Colossus headed back to Ceylon where they continued to keep up training. Henry mentions in his book that they equipped his aircraft with an oblique camera and carried out many practice recce sorties. Upon returning to the UK, Colossus arrived in the Solent and aircraft were flown off to Lee-On-the-Solent. Henry's aircraft carried a de-commisioning pennant tied to the radio mast. Link to build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234997852-fleet-air-arm-corsair-mkiv-148-tamiya-finished-250416/page-1 Thanks very much for looking, also thanks to David H and all who have looked in. Cheers Nick
  17. This is my Tamiya A-1 Skyraider “Midnight Cowboy” of the 1st Special Operations Squadron (SOS), 56th Special Operations Wing (SOW). I added a true details Yankee seat, used cutting edge decals and model master paints. This was a commission build and this particular load out was requested by my client. He wanted a weathered ship so I did my best to do that and give proper scale effect.Half way through taking the pictures my sunglasses fell off my head and hit the antenna. Could have been worse and lesson learned. The camera is set on auto setting, nothing special.Thanks for looking
  18. Hello there fellow modellers, I have been posting on here for some time in awe of the models produced, and in great appreciation of the support that Britodeller members give to fellow modellers. With that in mind I've decided t post my latest offering which at this stage I'm calling a practice until I develop my skills further. I also have to say that I also have had the encouragement from the members of my local club to get to this stage and for them who also lurk on here you have seen this before but not quite finished. So without further ado I give you my Dallachy /Banff Strike wing Beaufighter
  19. Hello everybody, Finished as NZ5272 a RNZAF corsair that was made up from 2 damaged aircraft. Decals from Hannants own range Xtradecals. All the best... Gary
  20. Hi friends, I've finished another one made almost out of the box with resin CMK fuselage gun barrels and metal wings gun barrels from Master. Hope you like it. Feel free to visit my blog: http://r-miniatures.blogspot.com/ Best regards Robert
  21. Hi all, I'm joining the GB with this 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190D-9, Oblt. Hans Dortemann's yellow tail. He recorded 18 victories with this Dora (Wr.N.210003), the most successful fighter pilot with this type. Flown september 1944 until end of war when he destroyed his Dora. I am also thinking of a small diorama if the building of the Dora goes well ?
  22. This one is from the archives. I built it in 2003 and just for a lark I used the French markings. It sure looks odd in them! Thanks for looking!
  23. Greetings all, I have been reading my Osprey Beaufighter Aces book and have decided an early version with the flat dihedral elevators would be a nice choice instead of going with the high dihedral version, (BTW, was that done for improvement of flight characteristics or to give the pilot a sporting chance of bailing out without hitting the elevators?) I have two Tamiya kits, one slated to be a thimble nose Mk VI and the other hopefully a !c or equivalent. Are there any major differences aside from the flat elevators? And, are there any decals that could be recommended to properly mark a 1c or older model? I am sure there are a few of you who have built these kits and would know the ins and outs of what I wish to do. I am deciding if I just wish to buy the elevators from Ultracast or the entire conversion kit ( the elevators alone are pricey enough as is, I would like to avoid having to pay 40.00 usd for the kit if I don' have too.) Any help would be appreciated. Cheers
×
×
  • Create New...