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  1. Arniec

    Italeri 1/48 B-25C

    Hi Guys, This will be my second build. This is a shelf queen. I had it started a few years back and it was shelved at that time. As I saw by coincidence this one on the shelf I had a look in the box and thought why not. After consulting Rich if it was allowed for the GB as it was near the 25% rule. But he gave me the green light for it, so here goes. It is the reboxing of the Accurate Miniatures B-25 C/D model in 1/48 scale from Italeri. As I also have the original boxing from this kit I will probably swap the decals. That kit is intended to be build as a 320 squadron one in RAF marking later on. So the decals for Dirty Dora are a left over. Here is a picture of the box with the fuselage and the content. Here are some options that I have for the GB. The first one is from a Dutch version that flew from Australia.It is original from the italeri box The second one is also from the box. And the original one from the AM kit. As I love colors on my builds I will probably go for the last one Dirty Dora. I love that blue nose. It flew from New Guinea. And it will be heavily weathered. Cheers,
  2. bar side

    Building a HAS

    My aircraft WIP started off with a couple of 1/48 RAF Phantoms I was building, but somewhere along the way I started putting together a background to photograph them with. This turned in to a hair-brained scheme to build a Hardened Aircraft Shelter (HAS). I live near Wattisham and have taken some photos while passing of the site, and using google maps I got started on some plans. A full size hanger in 1/48 would just be too big, so a single aircraft HAS seemed do-able. So this is what I was aiming for: Most of the build so far is on my other thread, so I won't repeat it all here. Suffice to say it got rolling with a bit of rolled up cardboard: The main structure is about 76cm x 45cm. But then add the apron in front, doors, vent at the back, annex, etc, etc. Its got pretty big.
  3. Hello Britmodellers! After more than 15 years I feel an overwhelming desire to build a model again... Let’s start with this one: For this build I chose Tamiya and Gunze tools. I think it would be an interesting work and yes, I’m a hand brusher The work starts from the cockpit. I decided to use a PE parts in combination with the decals. This is my first work with PE and it was a great experience, all is done quickly and fun: Another view:
  4. LorenSharp

    1/48 B-70A

    Ladies and Gentlemen,Damen und Herren for your amusement and edification I present HpH's 1/48 XB-70A. Like I didn't have enough on my plate constructing Sangers B_52B (more on that later). But as they say" faint heart ne're won a faire maiden". Besides I got it early in the Spring and kept calling to me "Build me!" and so I shall.With out further ado Forward into the Fog!
  5. Greeting to all, Having finished Capt 'Winkle' Brown landing the first jet on a carrier for the Carriers Ahoy GB, I will follow up with Capt Dunning making the first landing on a ship underway. HMS Furious in August 1917. This little gem of a kit has been in the stash for a long time and now seems an appropriate time to start. I am taking advantage of the early post as I'm traveling for work all next week then on the 21st heading back to Europe for a couple of weeks holiday. I'll get stuck into this upon my return mid August. The box top shows the skid equipped Pup for Capt Gallenhawk who was the first to land on an actual carrier but Dunning was first to land on a moving ship which was harder so will win the honours. It should be an interesting build with injection plastic, white metal, resin and PE. Probably a bit of string as well by the end! Colin
  6. I guess you guys starts to get tired about me starting WIP:s left and right and then just stall them...so here's another one! I've not forgotten about the Bf110 or the P-47N yet, they just got pushed to the back burner for a while. The Spitfire VIII will get finished soon, since a the C4 competition is getting closer by the minute. The first weekend in September my local IPMS chapter run it's yearly competition and I did my first stint as a judge there (don't laugh!) Very inspiring, and all though the 1/48 jet class was packed with excellent models I decided that I should enter one there next year. So that leaves me with just about a year to finish this: This box was definitely made to lure me in. It's Airfix red, it's got a big honking (very) british piece of metal, rockets and a sharkmouth. The only missing thing was probably a evocative nose-art of some sort, but that would probably be a bit too much. The Airfix kit looks great, but I couldn't help myself to some aftermarket candy: I was satisfied with this for a while but then I decided to just order a few more parts, but since Hannants doesn't do instant delivery to Sweden I'll just have to wait for a little while longer for the rest to arrive. It's quite a large beast this one? Meanwhile I was pondering why and where my builds stall. They usually proceed quite ok until after the decals are placed, and then I burn out on the subject. This leaves me with quite a few kits on the shelf of doom that are fully painted and decaled, just missing final weathering and all the small/loose bits. With that in mind, let's see how to tackle this one. Surely I must begin with the loose bits! That means all weapons, pylons, antennas, landing gear and maybe also the canopy must be finished before the fuselage is joined. It also seems that the air brake hangs loose, so let's start with that. Airfix in the year 2012 was using another inejction moulding company then their present ones, and those guys really liked thick ingates and hard plastic. As an extra bonus some sink marks and those pesky ejector pins must be dealt with. Razor saw is a must to get the parts out from the runners. I decided to enhance the air brake using some plastic strips and will start to add bundles of wires, pipes and hoses to the bay itself, while pondering how to paint the tanks and pylons. White yes, but maybe I should add some brown to it to be able to play with shading? Sounds like I'll need to do some testing...
  7. Hi guys going to build a 1/48 tamiya bubbletop. Meant to be a nice kit was tempted with Eduard photoset have but don't fancy splashing out plus all the kit detail looks top notch. Have bought some amdg decals which are in the post. Going to build this one, (I just posted the link for the image so hope I'm upsetting anyone copyright wise) I like colour scheme as it's OD over NMF with the upper wing invasion stripes painted over. So should be good fun with weathering. There's also a shark mouthed razorback on the sheet so maybe another later... Look forwards to starting Joss
  8. So for my final entry I'm gonna attempt this: Original kit was 1979 - this is a 1987 boxing. In all it's glory: On inspection only really 1 sink mark: (however if you are of a juvenile mind like me zoom in on the air scoop to the left of the IP..... ) Ready for some primer... Going to do the 85 squadron option (undersides half black/white). Although I have a Finnish hurricane in this scheme I kinda like it... Will be built totally OOB using the kit decals apart from the wing roundels which look real 'orrible - think I have something to replace them with in the spares box. From first impression seems a decent kit with very little flash and some clever engineering. I'll try and do a bit of detailing on the cockpit as the canopy for being so old is surprisingly clear. 1 question: from the above picture the part that "stands out" from the cockpit rear bulkhead - that's an armoured plate rather than a headrest (I think)?
  9. Hi, Now with the F4U-4 is all but finished, its time to continue with my 'build two at any give time - if you want a chance in reducing the constantly growing stash' policy. This time I selected to tackle my first bomber / 2 engine plane. This build will be of a Revell A-26B I picked on eBay in a bag - literally in a bag. Some of the clear parts may indicate I have parts from two models. The bag did contain two copies of Instructions. I've put the bag in an old D-link modem box Decal sheet looks too yellow for comfort I may be looking for a decal sheet - any recommendation are welcomed. When I washed the parts and moved them to a box more easily accommodated on the bench - I've heard a small part falling - and the carpet monster got it Loosing a part even before I started - that's a first one.
  10. The Corsair is still in-the-works (You can follow it here Corsair build log) but its time to start the next one. This is another simple, get-to-be-a-better-builder-before-we-tackle-the-complex/expensive-kits-in-the-stash, so it should be a low-count, good-fit kit and hope fully will not entice to much of detailing and will allow me to horn my skills. Some images first: I was so frustrated with my other build - I had to build something - so I stated with the camera. Image is awful. That's it for now. Ran
  11. I'm finally managing to scrape together some modelling time after starting a new post in January(!). I'm currently building a Tamiya Panzer IV H in 1/35 (35209) and have a 1/35 Dragon IV G in my small stash (6363) but I thought it would be a nice idea to build up a 1/48 and 1/72 scale Panzer IV just for the hell of it / scale comparison / I should be at least able to find time to build a 1/72 tank sometime soon! So could you tell me which are the best (without being stupidly priced) 1/48 and 1/72 scale Panzer IV's* ? Thanks! *Any version will do.
  12. Hi folk's,In all the year's of modelling I've never re-painted an old build until now,I was having a dust last week and a re-shuffle and was about to consign this to the bin as I was never really happy with it when I did it about four year's ago the colours I mixed were awful,I stripped the glazing of washed it after a light rub over with wet'ndry.Decal's were from Hasegawa here's the original. And the re-furb,thank's for looking in.
  13. Hi guys, I will also build as Modeling Minnion a Tamiya 1/48 Brewster Buffalo in Dutch markings of the ML KNIL ( Militaire Luchtvaart van de Koninklijke Nederland Indische Leger), but I will give it the flags as markings instead of the orange triangels. I have also got a decal sheet from Aeromaster for this and a Quickboost engine as well. I will place some pictures of it later on. Cheers,
  14. Greetings Edwardian War Enthusiasts I had planned a Killen Strait tractor for this GB but more information has become available so I'll hold off. Thanks to @Sgt.Squarehead a substitute has appeared in a timely manner in the form of this Thankfully beautifully packed as the original box is little better than smoke at offering protection.... However inside are two beautifully moulded sprues in satin black plastic which got a mist coat of white primer so I could see details so I've got to admit that the level of detail is amazing matched only by the complexity of the build in places. RPM have made no shortcuts in quality at all. Finally here is Airfix Magazine April 1979 that planted the seed all those years ago There is a little more in War Cars by David Fletcher (HMSO) and Photo History of Armoured Cars in Two World Wars by George Forty (Blandford). The plan is of a Vickers MG carrier from 20 Battery MMGS rather than the Lewis gun armed light patrol car. Still valid for this GB as 20 MMGS was formed after the start of the war until becoming the 13 Light Armoured Motor Battery in June 1916. However I shall be doing the Western Desert version. It should be different.
  15. Inspired by @general melchett and his ever-lasting GR1A thread, I got myself the Revell IDS kit and sat down with a load of after market to see if I could do half as good a job as the general. It's only my 2nd model since I came back to the hobby after a 20 year break, so I still feel a bit rusty in places. At this point, I should say that this build started a while ago. I didn't post much after the photobucket kerfuffle, so there's a lot of progress to start off with... As normal I started with the seats (am from Aries) and the cockpit (Eduard PE) ... Then on to the U/C bays again with the Eduard. I have the Aries set, but the fit seemed to be iffy, and I'm not as experienced with resin, so I opted for the PE. Hard to pick out all the detail when it's primer gray, but it's all there. Next came the correction of the exhaust port Backing the hole near the engines And assembly of the fuselage... Then came correction of the wing angle. I got an angle I was happy with, without too much gap at the trailing edge. I have @Shauns wing seals and pylons... Next, a ton of correction on the fin tip... And more assembly with correction to the nose too...
  16. Hello everyone. This is my recently finished MiG-31 Foxhound, 1/48 scale from Hobby Boss. Didn't encounter major problems throughout the build. Hope you like it.
  17. By order of the High Chancellor today marks a new era in aviation and household technologies as the Good (and Loyal) Ship Sleeper Service establishes this new facility to build and refurbish machines for the new Museum of Warlike Materials, a separate, secure area will develop improved washing machines for domestic and commercial applications. Information available from your nearest terminal. The first on the line is a Wellington VI in 1/48 from the Trumpeter kit. I've been intending to build one since a school trip to Stanway Zoo aged 11 or 12. In the shop was a folder of 10 by 8 black and white prints among which there was this beast. Alas I never got to buy it as, while getting contributions from my friends a wealthy adult brought the set. I blame this traumatic event for my current mental issues and political views. This is being built as a Buddy Build on FB but, as I'm getting a lot of help from threads here it seems only fair that you get to laugh as well. Like many from the Trumpy/HB range the kit is a curate's egg, good in parts shocking in others. By plundering my friend's library and this site I've found that; The fabric effect on the wings and fin are overdone possibly due to the photo in post #36 HERE from @TheBaron which shows the fabric ballooning up in flight but Trumpy have taken as being sucked into the wing. There is something amiss with the engine nacelles, the same photo also shows the problem area to be the section ahead of the leading edge. On the kit this is parallel but the real thing continues to flare out before curving back in sharply. Taking the rest of the engine into account shows the final diameter to be too small so the whole nacelle needs widening. It is also too short as the rear point should be at the very rear of the wing structure. @tonyot has posted some great shots HERE that show it well and the Haynes Manual for the Welly also confirms it. This means that... The main under carriage bay is narrow and the wheels are too. The wing trailing edge and leading edge frames (part G12 &13) should both be double thickness The cabin/floor/bomb bay roof (G17) and bomb bay beams (G1 &3) are solid slabs with raised detail when they were both lattice work. As the bomb doors were opened by springs and closed by hydraulic pressure they were usually open on the ground. This helps because... The one piece bomb doors (part A2) and the turret blanking plate are both very poor fits. That's enough negativity though. Have a look at this and this The first picture certainly shows a Friday Afternoon Pub O'Clock approach. The second shows the nacelle shape well. All doable I think.
  18. Last year I had a go at building a 1/48 aircraft from scratch for the first time. Have to say I learned a lot and enjoyed the process in a way. Still nice then I have had a go at a helicopter with some complex decals and a few fairly out of box kits. But i have been thinking for a bit about what to build next. I had a crazy notion to try a VC-10 but a mock up of that just showed the sheer size of it. So I am not saying never to that idea, just not yet. So something smaller. A Jetstream? Last one was a Dominie, so a bit to similar. Did consider a Britten-Norman Islander, or an Andover, both would be nice. But I settled on an aircraft that used to give cracking displays amongst the jets at 1980’s air shows. And one I built in 1/72 as a kid, but can’t get in 1/48 - even though a page on the internet suggests ESCI made one (they didn’t) So what am I talking about? She will be Dutch and a transport turbo prop. Yes a Fokker F-27 Friendship. Here is the show programme from Airfete 84 - sharing the bill with a Blackbird and Concorde! So how would she look. A quick print out, a bit of cardboard tube and some backing card, and this is what we have Not it as big as you might think. Here with my F-8 Crusader So the scary bits - turbo props & 4 bladed propellers. High undercarriage struts on the wing wheels. Scratching all the undercarriage. The main body is very similar to a stretched Dominie shape, just a bit wider. When will this get started? Who knows. Need to get some 50mm tube, probably go clear tube as before & start to shape up the nose or tail. This website may help https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?346259-Building-of-a-Fokker-27 i don’t really have enough information or good plans, but why let those details get in the way? So I thought, start a thread & then the idea is out there - can’t keep putting it off! Don’t expect lots of quick progress.
  19. Just wrapped this up before work this morning. I won't go into the kit in too much depth as others have already, far more eloquently and in a more informed way. But I will say that it's absolutely beautiful. Falls together, fantastic fit, lovely details, clear instructions. I really can't fault it - beyond the sort of 'what if' scenarios of wishing there were PE belts etc. Still - for those who care enough, those can be bought! Anyway - onto the build. I am including a few along-the-way images, as I used this build to try / improve a few things I have been learning. Interior was painted with Citadel black primer, then the section behind the cockpit was dry brushed with Vallejo aluminium - total waste of time as it's utterly invisible, but I guess most on here will get the motivation. Cockpit and engine section was sprayed with Tamiya USAF tan rattle can. The details were brush painted, before white oil paint was used to pop out some raised details. Reflector sight was a cut strip from 35mm film - a roll that came back blank goes a long way for this! It's darker than ideal, but I quite like the look of it. The main body was primed black - again with Citadel - which I really recommend for rattle can users. I then primed control surfaces with Citadel white, before painting the whole kit with Tamiya bare metal silver. Next up was the red tail. I masked it off, re-primed control surfaces white over the metal, then added a little watercolour masking fluid to leading edges. The result came out rather nicely. I then masked off some wing sections and did a dusting of Tamiya titanium sliver rattle can to break up large areas. After this I mixed small amounts of Vallejo Air aluminium paint with Vallejo black grey, or Vallejo yellow - in varying ratios - before brush painting small panels, hatches, sections - again to break it all up. I then tried to make my own masks, cutting masking tape stuck onto the decal sheet for the distinctive flap markings... this went - well - badly. I am too slipshod with a scalpel and the masks were terrible, and the decals ruined. Instead I cut up an old German cross into small pieces and made the stencil markings from scratch. These ended up pretty overstated, but I was actually really happy with them. Not one for the 'accurists' - but I like the slightly oversized aspect. Still - someone defter than me might use this technique really nicely. No carrier film, and quite fun to do! All markings bar the tail, and wheel covers were home made masks (not too challenging) with varying primers under the red paint and a little masking fluid used. I then did an oil pin-wash over the whole kit. Then small decals were added. And I cut the excess carrier film off the tail marking - which I balked at making myself! Amazing how much difference a few seconds of trimming decals makes. I can't believe I never did it before. Spinner and prop were painted with Tamiya RAF dark earth, then dry brushed with Vallejo mixed brown + white, with minimal chipping. And that was that! Quite happy with how it all turned out. Thanks for looking! Bruce
  20. Just putting my marker down, will add pics etc in the morning. Looking forward to this one!
  21. Some details of new PE set are installed on model. The set made of 0.05mm thick stainless steel and has many optional parts. ALM_3718 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3717 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3714 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3715 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3716 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3720 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3693 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3694 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3697 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3699 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3700 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3705 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3708 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3710 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3713 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr F-14_Tamiya_instruction_PG1 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr F-14_Tamiya_instruction_PG2 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr One more little set of stiffeners around the airframe is also 0.05mm steel. ALM_3719 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr PE4819.Instr by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr
  22. Hello Gents, Im starting my first large build project this week and thought I'd do an online build to maybe get some feedback. I purchased a Trumpeter 1/48 scale VIIc sub and plan to do some changes. The Trumpeter kit is modeled as U-552 with the standard Turm 0 conning tower. Personally, I prefer the look of subs with the late war Turm IV installed. The version with the twin wintergarten and 3.7 cm Flak 42/twin 2.0 cm Flak 38. I've been doing some research and will convert my sub to U-380 as she looked when commanded by Albrecht Brandi, returning from a 33 day patrol Jan 21, 1944. Brandi was one of only 2 Kriegsmarine members awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. The following parts will be used: Complete photo etch from Rcsubs.cz 3D printed parts from Shapeways, designed by Sasa Drobac/DeStefan 3D Designs Brass access hatches and FuMO30 radar from Boris Nakropin www.smallrivetsstudio.com Photos to follow U-380 leaving for patrol
  23. I finally got around to taking some RFI pics of my long time project, a Wessex of 28 Sqn which I worked on back in the early 80's. The project isn't fully completed yet as I am also building a diorama for the Wessex which will eventually sit in a display case. The houchin and fire extinguisher trolley are currently underway. Scale is 1/48 I also realized after taking these photo's just how poor a photographer I am, but you'll just have to make do. The WIP thread can be found here... http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234971153-wessex-hc2-a-dauphins-stablemate-nurse-the-operation-was-a-success-and-the-patient-is-expected-to-recover-fully/?p=1799520 .. but be warned if you want to read it - it will probably eat up a few hours of your life. (I chose Hotel as there is a back story to that, which you can find in the WIP thread) Anyway - relevant info: I started with the Italeri HU5 kit which of course was the wrong mark for the aircraft I wanted to model, so that dictated that I had to do some modifications... which turned into a much bigger project than I had ever imagined. If you ever want to build an HC2 - don't ever use the italeri kit! Be warned!!! I don't think there's a part of the kit left that hasn't been modified in some way or other. The main effort went into scratching things like the main rotor gearbox, the engines, the night sun, and pretty much every other lump, bump, and protuberance that gives the Wessex it's character. Enough of my ramblings - you can read the WIP if you are so inclined.... here's my attempt at a Wessex HC2, RAF Sek Kong circa 1982/3 that's all folks!
  24. My last finished model: Bf 109E-3 (6-111), 2.J/88, "Legión Cóndor", piloted by Lt. Werner Ursinus, 1939.
  25. Hi guys, Here is my build of the 1/48 P-63C King Cobra from MPM. This is already a started build, but not beyond the 25% mark. I started to build this I think 8 years ago, so it was a shelf queen. After the opening I saw why, the vac canopie is yellowed. But I will still build it as it is a great opportunity to do now. Here are the pictures. There is no box art, as I have lost the box long time ago and the kit is in another easier box to use. the started cockpit. the yellowed canopies The decals and the instructions As you can see there is also a decal sheet and instructions for a F version in the box. This also has a resin tail for it. Cheers,