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  1. Surprisingly, it didn’t take very long to get this ready for RFI. I didn’t finish everything (never did get around to adding the small piece of houseboat frame), but I’m reasonably happy with it. I made a small base from polyurethane foam and balsa wood and covered it with a surface to resemble something like a hot, dry Italian scene. I added some stones and some tufts of grass before gluing the tank in place. The figure is one of Tim Perry’s 1/48th items, painted with Vallejo acrylics. The WIP for the build can be found here;
  2. The Airfix 1/48th scale Folland Gnat T.1 will be my entry for The Year I Was Born Group Build. 1955 was the year Airfix released their first scale model which was the, Supermarine Spitfire. Other events in this year were as follows. The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (R09) was commissioned. The USS Nautilus (SSN-571) made her maiden voyage. Bill Gates was born and, Albert Einstein died in 1955. Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in the UK. This was also the year Winston Churchill resigned as the British Prime Minister.
  3. Pheon Decals produces many WWI decals in 1/48th and 1/32nd scale. However, many of their great 1/32nd scale subjects are not available in 1/48th scale. If you would like to see these made in 1/48th scale please send an email to Rowan at pheon@pheondecals.com It would be an excellent idea to order some decals to show your support. They have an excellent website.
  4. Hi everyone, This is my first completion of 2019, it's the Italeri's boxing of the Academy kit. Stunning moulding, full of interior detail and some excellent panel line and rivet detail on the external surfaces. On the down side the instructions were terrible, very vague requiring a certain amount of guesswork. Also the decals were unusable, they were very thick and did not conform so I replaced these with a Tecmod set. For this build I gave MRP acrylic paints a go and was pleasantly surprised, they sprayed excellently with a lovely smooth satin finish...
  5. I'm going to join the party with Monogram's classic 1/48th B-17G: DSC_0002 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr I've built many of these over the years, and despite it's age it builds into a lovely rendition of the Fortress. In fact, when you look at a real B-17, the raised detail is more accurate than modern recessed toolings so I'm going to do my best to preserve all of the raised panel lines, etc. I also think that the new Airfix 1/72nd scale kit aside, this is the most accurate of the available B-17 models. This will be built more or less out of the box, with th
  6. I was asked by the local air museum to built a radar equipped fighter as part of their Radar exhibition. An all black Beaufighter festooned with radar aerials seemed like a good fit. Pretty much out of the box with Ultracast seats and exhausts. I'm not convinced that the codes should b red but I was on a tight deadline so went with the it supplied ones. It'll get battered Once its there so I'm not worrying too much The overall finish is Tamiya black with patches of NATO Black and Panzer Grey but the flash has evened out the tones. The kit was a pleasure
  7. Hello gentlemen, This is my entry for the Flying Boats and Float Planes GB. Tamiya 1/48th scale. Aichi M6A1 Seiran. Kit Number 61054. This kit was first released in June 1997 (20 years old at the time of writing). There are 65 parts to the aircraft. This includes 2 crew members, 2 different windscreens and 2 different gunsights depending on which one you select. There is also another 18 parts for the trolley. The decals are by Invisa-clear. Tamiya went through a stage of putting these high quality decals with their kits around
  8. This appeared on the TamiyaBlog. https://tamiyablog.com
  9. Hello Gentlemen, this is my next build on Britmodeller. FineMolds 1/48th scale Mitsubishi A5M4 "CLAUDE" Imperial Japanese Navy. The Mitsubishi A5M Japanese Navy Type 96 Carrier-based Fighter was the worlds first monoplane shipboard fighter to enter service and the direct ancestor of the Zero fighter. It was designed by Jiro Horikoshi who is the subject of the The Wind Rises which is an animated historical drama film. The model comes on three main sprues. Spure A contains the wing sections, B contains the engine & cockpit details with sprue D the fuselage halves. F is the transpa
  10. Hy guys, Recently i took the decison to quit the 48th scale and buy and build only in 72nd scale. But... i have this in my stash (and others things in 48th scale), so i decided to build my last 48th plane (or one of the lasts). And this GB is the right occasion to do it! So, this is my subject: a classic MiG-21MF in bulgarian old style markings. To build it, i will use the Eduard kit: I will build it straight out of box, except for the Linden Hill decals sheet "Brothers in arms". And this my airplane: Before i begin, i have to finish another mod
  11. I won't go into detail with regards to the build as it's all in the WIP pages, except to say that this is a conversion from the Tamiya Cromwell using new road wheels, main gun and other bits and pieces. I made the base from a piece of plywood and added a road surface and some paving slabs along with a lamppost taken from an Airfix OO/HO scale kit. I wanted to depict the tank as it appears in the well known photo which was taken in Spring 1944 down on the south coast somewhere. The figures came from the excellent white metal series by Dartmoor Military Models. They have blue/black berets w
  12. On looking at the Zvezda kit it has the earlier exhausts and the type used on the 359 series, but the radio operators upper hatch is the type used prior to the 359 so it appears that a 359 cannot build be straight from the kit. All the painting guides show the earlier type exhausts, but does anyone know what versions the kit decals are meant to be for? I don't want to mark the aircraft up as a 359 when it is actually an earlier version. Apparently the series 271 introduced faired wing bomb racks, but I'm guessing the are the ones in the kit the earlier type? If so does anyone have
  13. This is the 1/48th scale Tamiya P47-D Thunderbolt Razorback. The model was painted with Aeromaster acrylics with the exception of the canopy frame, which was painted with Xtracolor enamel. Artist gouache was used for weathering and to highlight the panel lines. The seat belts are from Eduard. The decals are Eagle Strike set number 48054. American Jabos. The markings are for Yankee Tarheel. Flown by Lt. H. I. Price. 510 F.S. 405 F.G. Thanks for looking, Joe
  14. I've been after one of these for ages and my wish finally came true when I saw Ali62 offering one for sale... a few days later the kit arrived beautifully packaged and ready for operations! I do have a couple of Sanger's vacs in this stash, but this one looks a little more straightforward so I'm going to get stuck in right away. I've heard, seen and read some real horror stories about this model but having tackled numerous 'challenging' kits (some not really worthy of the title 'kit'!) I'm quietly confident that this will be beaten into submission with no more than a whimper - famous last wor
  15. This is the Accurate Miniature F3F-1 biplane I made it back in 2000 when it was first released. I made the kit straight out of the box, which included the etched rigging. If memory serves me right, any of the F3F-1 squadrons could be made with the decal sheet provided. The makings of my model are from U.S.Navy Squadron Fighting 31 based aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3). I made this model long before I discovered micro-mesh to get a smooth paint finish, and before I used gouache to highlight the panel lines. Thanks for looking, Joe
  16. I had a very productive year for once with a mixture of aircraft and military vehicles. A few challenging kits were balanced by a couple of absolute beauties as far as the engineering was concerned. Here we go in order: Special Hobby F-86K Hasegawa P-40M for a group build Tamiya F-84G with Model Art tank to make a French RF-84G ICM Do215 for the big Battle of Britain display at ScaleModel World Revell F-84E Airfix Gnat T1. A fabulous kit bit it took 12 coats of day-glo to get a good finish. Revell F-86D with Superscale decals New Airfix Hurricane Ia Academy F-4C wit
  17. This is the Tamiya 1/48th scale Douglas A-1H Skyraider in What If Fleet Air Arm markings. I added a Eduard Zoom set for the cockpit, Quickboost resin sets for Pylons, Gun Barrels, Boot Cockpit Enclosure and Antennas. An assortment of after market and kit decals all in 1/48th scale were used. The model is painted with Mr Hobby Paint in Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky. This is the link for the WIP thread Thank you for looking, Joe.
  18. I'm in with this. I'm working away at the moment so no photos but also no progress, so this is just a place saver.
  19. This was just a quick project to get my modelling mojo back and something finished. I have a Blitz and a Protze either of which I will use to tow it in a little diorama but for now here it is. The US tanker is looking at the capture gun and part of another project. Thanks for looking
  20. So, apres Gladiator, we have a change of direction. A quick build ( well for me anyway). You get no prizes for guessing what it will be...but I blame Spencer Pollard. Long John Jonners
  21. Does anyone make a kit in 1/48th scale of the above ? Terry
  22. Many years ago when I was modelling armour exclusively I built the 1/35 scale 232 and still remember it as a great kit. When I saw the 1/48th scale version I knew I'd have to have it and it didn't disappoint. Almost straight from the box just a little bit of stowage. I found a picture of the is machine in an old Osprey book so tried to make it look like the picture. I do like these little kits. Thanks for looking
  23. Finally finished these today. The build thread and comparison can be found here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234933298-alleycat-vs-trumpeter-dh-vampire-fb9-build-off-calling-bloodsucker-fans-now-with-added-trumpeter-ness/ First up we have the AlleyCat resin Vampire FB9, finished using the kit decals as WX207 "F" 213 Sqn, Deversoir, Egypt 1949-52. Built OOB and brush painted with a mix of Pollyscale, Tamiya and Xtracrylix paints. Final varnish is GW Purity seal aerosol. A lovely kit, and simple to build. Next up is Trumpeter's attempt at an FB9, but finished
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