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  1. I don't normally cross over to this side of the house much, but I do like the occasional Armour build and I've been planning to do this one for ages. My 1/72 (76) operational WWI tank collection so far. But it's missing one, namely the Schneider CA1 the first operational tank in WWI. (arguably I should have some of the other MKs of Heavy tanks too but they may come later, along with a possible K-wagon (they almost finished two prototypes)) but the lack of a Schneider is really a gaping hole in the set. And yes I know there are resin Schneiders out there, but I enjoy scratch building plus they are hard to get hold of and ferociously expensive. Starting with a wooden core and skinning it with plastic sheet panels. I've the underside and the lower and front panels attached. The pieces are more glued to the core than each other.
  2. Another place holder I'm afraid, but the kit has been purchased and should be on its way soon, when it will arrive will require a gaze into the crystal ball. I remember building this around 1968, the kit was bought at the local cycle shop where they stocked a decent range of Airfix bagged kits, and this was also my very first attempt at a helicopter. The version on order is a later boxed kit and I am hoping that the tooling has not suffered too much, but I'm sure that it will provide as much fun as it did for me back then. I'll post photos here as soon as it arrives. Having unpacked the kit, here are the photos of the box and its contents. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  3. Hi all, Being encouraged by the recent kit release and a new-found generous local contact I have decided to kick-off a WIP of the above kit, setting this post as my placeholder. I had previously built a model of the subject (see below) but now, with the seemingly more accurate kit, I intend a second attempt. Over the next few days I'll set out some images of the sprues etc, although they are fairly well known now (I think). As I described in the above RFI, the machine was used as part of Operation Danto '88. This time round I have better evidence of the weapons load configuration and will make the most of what's available in the kit, and by drawing in other items from the aftermarket scene that are applicable. There isnt much yet but I think there is what I need. I haven't yet seen a build thread for this kit on BM (only an RFI) so it will be a voyage of discovery for me. The SMB2 is one of my all time favourite jets of the time. I have two more on the shelf ready to go at some point as French machines! Making use of the variety of underwing tanks etc that come with the kit. I'll be back soon with more ..... Martin
  4. Hi folks, I have been lurking around these forums for quite some time now and very much enjoyed it, especially the work in progress and ready for inspection sections. I finally summoned my courage to present some of my own models to the community hoping to receive some honest feedback which will ideally permit me to improve my skills or to question my techniques. This is the recently released Fw190F-8 by Revell, built OOB. Just some minor adaptations like drilled out guns, braking wires and antenna cable (stretched sprue). I use a mixture of Mr Hobby and AK acrylic colours. Although the FW190 is a very popular model, I hope that this will be of some interest to you. The built was hassle free and quite some fun. As mentioned - any constructive criticism most appreciated. Thanks for watching!
  5. Finish no6 for the year is the Hasegawa AV8B+2 Harrier as used by the US Marine Corp. I have been building this one simultaneously with the Airfix GR9 Harrier to see how they compare, see the WIP below. Should have been an OOB build but I found the cockpit lacking detail when compared to the Airfix kit so Eduard etch was used to dress it up but unfortunately most has been lost due to the canopy distortion. Eduard also supplied the AGM65 Maverick and I found the detail on this and its launch rail very nice, much better than any injection moulded weapon in 1/72. The Mk82 bomb came from Hasegawa weapon set no1. Weapon fit was based on one of the many on line pictures of Marine corp Harriers. All paints are Tamiya with an oil panel lines wash and MIG Ammo weathering powder's for the exhaust and gun staining (first time I've tried this technique). The kit builds nicely for the most part with the usual nice fine panel lines that Hasegawa are known for but I found the radome fit lacking and the canopy had a big mould seam to be dealt with. I found the kit indicated colour callouts a bit on the light side so I went with darker greys on the side and upper surfaces. Just need to finish the Airfix kit now. As usual all comments are welcome. And with its earlier siblings, all Airfix, AV8A, and 2x GR3's
  6. Since this is a British forum, I thought it would be appropriate to dedicate my second post to the beautiful Beaufighter. I wanted to give her a clean look, only very little weathering. The built was nice, but I managed to screw up both engines by building them wrong, I hope its not too recognizable. The only aftermarket item I used was the Eduard Mask for I am quite lazy when it comes to masking Thanks for looking!
  7. My Uncle Bill was a TV engineer. He had a shop where he sold tellys, radios, lamps and assorted other electrical items and a workshop through the back where he repaired the same types of things but especially televisions. In his shop he also had a rack of bagged Airfix Series 1 kits. I don't remember any in boxes but he may well have had some of these too. The shop was located in Bainsford, an ironfounding village a mile or so North of Falkirk town centre, where my Walker ancestors come from. It's pretty much a suburb of Falkirk these days and of course the mighty Carron Company and the many smaller concerns are long gone. Every Thursday during school holidays my dad and I headed to Bainsford to visit my Grandparents and other members of the extended family. If I was lucky, and if Uncle Bill wasn't too busy, there would be a visit to the shop, where if my luck held I'd get peace to study the rack of kits while the adults had a cup of tea and a natter. My uncle and aunt had 3 sons who were all keen kitbashers, so I've occasionally wondered how much profit Uncle Bill actually made from his Airfix kits. Probably not much Occasionally, but by no means all the time, dad would tell me to pick a kit before we continued on our travels. I'd usually made a selection well in advance so the kit would be plucked from the rack fast, in case he changed his mind... One arm of the rack held 3 or 4 Gladiators. I was a bit wary of biplanes so it took me a while to pull one off the rack and present it to Uncle Bill. "One of your dad's favourites" he said. "Remember when we used to cycle down to Grangemouth airfield to plane spot and there was a squadron of those sitting on the grass?" That was the first time I'd ever heard that there was an airfield just down the road. It has to be said that the Airfix Gladiator was a disappointment. It was clearly a product of an earlier era than the Spitfire IX and Bf109 I had in my collection. In any event it was built and presented to my dad, who had the good grace to study it gravely and pass a favourable opinion, followed by more tales of visits to Grangemouth in 1939 and 1940. Years later I built him a much better model from the Heller kit. Uncle Bill had an accident which robbed him of the sight in one eye so he decided on a career change and took up a post teaching at Aberdeen Technical College. That opened up the opportunity for holidays in the North East and access to some really good model shops. I have 2 or 3 Gladiators from Humbrol era gift sets but I also have a bagged Type 3, which I'll use in this build. We'll see how it goes. John
  8. Hi all. As I wait for the paint I need for my Buffalo I thought I would start another kit. Italeri’s 1/72 Sea Harrier, which I believe was originally issued by Esci and was highly thought of at the time. This will be a straight forward out of the box build, no resin or PE. I will be doing the top one here: Sprues: L Finely engraved detail and very little flash, there a few ejector pins to be filled. My only quibble is with the main undercarriage leg which has to be attached as the fuselage is closed up which makes adjustment for a level sit impossible, so everything lines up. Also the auxiliary intake doors are moulded closed and will need to be opened out. Made a start cleaning up parts and filling the ejector pin holes: Wings assembled and rear fuselage closed up: Started on opening up the intake doors (a bit rough at the moment): AW
  9. After building a Lancaster for the last STGB and just about finishing on time this should be a slightly more relaxed build. My first model since childhood was a Spitfire Mk I so I was keen to try a later mark ideally with different camouflage. This KP Spitfire Mk Vb 'Early' should fit the bill being green and grey rather than green and brown. There are two green and grey options, one with D-Day stripes and one with 'Rutter' stripes, something I'd never heard of. Apparently they were marked this way for Operation Rutter - the original Dieppe invasion plan that never took place in July 1942. A bit more reading required on that. Here's the box, sprues and decals...
  10. I've always had a certain fascination with the Horten flying wing ever since playing Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe as a child on my parents PC wayback when. As you can see a pair featured on the boxart and stood out as a unique design for young me, although I seem to recall I enjoyed flying the P-47 Thunderbolt more in the actual game... Having seen several great builds of Horten aircraft on here I thought I'd have a go at the Revell 1/72 kit. Overall the kit went together OK. I'm not very experienced as a model maker and had some trouble getting the outer wings attached to the fuselage without leaving huge gaps or the wings sitting at funny angles. After plenty of time filing and dry fitting the parts I then managed to create more problems for myself when attempting to fill the gaps that remained so the finish in those areas is far from what it could have been. I also had trouble with a couple of the decals, especially the large red walk way markings decal on the left wing which didn't bed down properly in places despite the gloss surface and this unfortunately stands out in the light. I'd have liked to have a better finish but I think the camo came out as well as I could have hoped and I was just keen to get something finished in the end. I've been looking at some of the Zoukei-Mura Horten kits available now so in a few years if my skill level has improved perhaps I'll have another go at this subject with one of them.
  11. #9 finished for the year. Mixed feelings about this one, not my best work, made a few mistakes and didn't have time to properly correct them as I was up against a GB deadline on another site, but she's a decent 4 footer. She's a real hard bird to photograph with those big ole prop blades, and either my camera, or my photo editing software really doesn't like those stripey decals on the top of the wings and fuselage either.
  12. About the only qualifying kit from my stash, originally received when I was about 9. A gift from a party for children at the factory my dad worked at. I remember building this kit at my grandparents' place, and asking my grandad what size engine - he ran a garage. Unpainted, and covered in glue fingerprints, it was my first success at a turning prop. This particular kit a purchase at Jet Age. An older couple came to Jet Age on 17 Nov 2019, selling their late-son's kit stash. A bit of a dead-man's locker sale, I bought this Dauntless for £5. I'm pretty sure I knew of this GB by then - so bought the kit for the possibilties it offered. And the proceeds went to the museum - which earned a round of applause at briefing. I built another Airfix Dauntless in Dec 2019 for the Film GB - so should be quite familiar with the kit. Planning to build this 3 colour option, delaying painting until a Corsair in the same scheme.
  13. Joining with this Revell 1/72 Corsair, bought on a railtour to Penzance, on Mazey Day 2018 for £7. Those decals are for this aircraft - I want a less usual RN FAA 3-tone aircraft. Here are the parts. and instructions Perusal of parts and instructions make me think that this kit is a beaut!
  14. Hello, This project has been in my head for some time now. It all started with the assembly of Airfix latest Hurricane Mk.I in 1/72. The proposed scheme is for an aircraft from the 85 Squadron, when it was part of the Advanced Air Sticking Force, based at Lille-Seclin in France. From there my mind wandered and I started wondering if the base was operational all along the war. After digging what I could on the internet (www.ww2.dk, IWM.org.uk just to mention a couple), it appears that this base was quite active. To support my research, I also procured a very detailed book on the airbase that has become today Lille International Airport: “LILLE-LESQUIN, d'hier à aujourd'hui” from Pierre-Antoine COUROUBLE. Thank to those sources, I was able to identify a few aircrafts and squadrons that were based there. Hence, I decided to build one aircraft per year of the war, targeting the early part of each year. Even if the war was not declared in early 1939, I still decided to include that year as it enables me to represent a French aircraft. 1940 is already represented by the RAF and the Hawker Hurricane. From 1941 to 1944, the airbase was called Lille-Süd and occupied by Luftwaffe units. In 1945, the RAF was back on that airfield that was now called B-51. So, the plan is (date – airbase name – Aircraft – unit): · 1939 – Lille Vendeville – Les Mureaux 115 – GAO 501 · 1940 – Lille Seclin – Hawker Hurricane Mk.I – 85 Sq · 1941 – Lille Süd – TBD · 1942 – Lille Süd – TBD · 1943 – Lille Süd – Messerschmitt Me410 – V/KG2 · 1944 – Lille Süd – Focke-Wulf Fw190A-6 – I/JG26 · 1945 – B-51 – DeHavilland Mosquito NF.XIII – 604 Sq As you can see, I still haven’t identified aircrafts and squadrons for 1941 and 1942. There will probably be a Heinkel He111, potentially from IV/KG53 in 1942 but it is difficult to confirm. Some sources tells that IV/KG53 was based in Lille-Nord... And then, what version of the He111? In addition, there is a couple of picture in P-A COUROUBLE book that shows an Focke-Wulf Fw189B in front of the control tower. Unfortunately, it is not possible to read the ID of that aircraft nor to date it. Anyway, I should dig it out as Fw-189 would be a nice touch (especially as I have one waiting on my shelf of doom). More on the models in the next post. In the ,meantime, if anyone has information to share on years 1941 and 1942, it would be more than appreciated. Cheers, Antoine
  15. Back when I was young and they were talkin... sorry, wrong thread Through my teens, my dad worked in a ship repair yard. He would often bring home interesting bits and bobs. One day he brought home a magazine I'd never seen or heard of before; Born in Battle - an English language mag produced in Israel. This very issue in fact: I was aware of Israel and the seemingly endless state of war that seemed to be going on (Yom Kippur and Entebbe both made a big impression when they were on the news), but hadn't made anything Middle Eastern at that point. That magazine changed all that. The IDF/AF was the new cool and I had a modelling theme that would last through the next 15 years at least. What to build though? I went into Newcastle, and climbed the stairs to the kit department of The Model Shop (on Blenheim Street, and if your going to be amodel shop, that's the address to have). I asked the bloke behind the counter for advice and came away with the Heller kit of the Ouragan. My first Israeli aircraft, my first kit from the very exotic (at the time) Heller, and my first solo purchase from a shop I spent a LOT of time in over the years that followed. There were many more Israeli aircraft over time (and a few Arab ones too, almost all Matchbox and Airfix MiGs) Forty years later, it's time for another go. The box has changed a little since that first time, although the picture is still the same Inside the fold up lid and ahhhhh, such memories There are three sprues rattling around in there which seems a lot for the modest parts count, but Heller have made good use of the space... Now THIS is a decal sheet A French line jet, Patrouille de France, Israeli and Indian air forces. I may need more than one of these. Let building commence. Andy
  16. Good day, colleagues! So, finally, I finished my "Black Cat". Carried with her for 3 months, I wanted to slightly improve and diversify the interior, then more and more. By the way, to simulate walkie-talkies, electrical panels and other equipment I tried to use all kinds of SMD components from the old computer motherboard (engineers at work helped). They just fit in size and shape. You can experiment endlessly. I put lead in the nose for stability, but when I put it together, it turned out that the tail was still heavier. In general, the heavy construction came out, so I had to put it on a stand. Separately painted the wing and fuselage. First, in Tamiya aluminum, it blew matte black from above, then, with a wet nulevka, polished black in places to visible “metal”. Well, then I took up oil with white spirit. Top coated with matte varnishes, on the sides matte + glossy (mixture). The junction of the "glass" with the body paved with strips of aluminum self-adhesive, pre-knurling. Redid a lot, not much. Some errors came out on a macro shot. He painted as usual with paints Mr.Hobby, Valejio, art oil from the times of the USSR. The latest photos show the stages of work. Enjoy watching! Sincerely, Mikhail.
  17. With my second Academy Hellcat nearing completion, I justified starting another Hellcat by reasoning that I needed to airbrush the same color on both models. So I tore into my first-ever build from Eduard. My first impressions are not good. Starting with the plastic itself, it acted differently with my blades and sanders. Something that will take getting used to. Also, I feel the need to use smaller snipers, even though I used the pair I have for both 1/72 Academy models. The picture below is a little deceiving, but there are many parts that will be damaged if I use my snipers. I am using a small pair of tiny scissors now to cut the smaller parts from the sprues. Take note at some of the extra plastic on part #14, it looks like it should be there! There were a few other parts that I needed to take a better look at just to make sure I was not cutting pieces apart. Below is a picture of the starboard fuselage. Look at the dorsal lights. While the Academy used separate clear parts, the Eduard presents more of a challenge. There will be a seam and just a little sanding will flatten them. I guess I will cut them off and use clear glue for the lights. Also, look at the very top left point of the vertical stabilizer - that tiny point which is pointing northwest. I don't believe it is flash, it wraps around the vertical antenna on the port side fuselage very nicely. I have already put the cowling together (you can see part of it above). There are no guide pins! I needed a third hand to hold things in place for gluing. So far, there have been a few inconveniences, but I am looking forward to this build. The details are really winning me over. And I hope they do, I have already invested in a few Eduard kits. I have 2 other 1/72 Eduard Hellcat kits and a 1/48 scale kit. Now that I can compare all the 1/72 kits to each other, I realized the other kits (F6F3 and F6F5) contain night fighter parts.
  18. I've been dreaming of building an RNZAF Corsair for a long time, and it looks like I'm in good company in this STGB. Here's the kit: And here are the transfers: I have some Xtradecal RNZAF roundels to replace the ones included in the above set, as I don't think these match the actual roundel blue used according to @LDSModeller. I'm not dead set on this particular aircraft, but I definitely want to do an operational tri (quad) color scheme. Primed and airbrushed some of the interior today to make the start official. Thanks @Corsairfoxfouruncle for organizing this STGB.
  19. Hello, and welcome to my first WIP on Britmodeller! No exotic plastic here I'm afraid, just the newish Airfix 1/72 Hurricane which I'm sure is familiar to most readers. The obligatory box and sprue shot: This was an impulse buy. I saw it sitting on the shelf of my LMS, thought "I fancy making a Hurricane with a two bladed prop", and picked it up. Naturally, it turned out that this was not a boxing which included the two bladed prop option (I could maybe have guessed this from the box art) and that furthermore that I already had these exact same sprues in the form of a starter set I picked up a while ago but what the heck, I can learn from the mistakes I make building this one and make a proper job of the starter set. I'm not the sort to lie awake at night worrying about misplaced rivets (I have plenty of other stuff to worry about) so my intention was to build this totally OOB ignoring the myriad faults that make this kit practically unbuildable such as mis-sized main wheels with the wrong number of spokes, missing metal panels behind the gun access hatches, trailing edges a scale 7ft thick and incorrect framing on the cockpit canopy. My only aims were the usual ones of getting engrossed for a few hours in creating something, and producing a finished model which would not be mistaken for the work of an unusually clumsy 5 year old. Alas for my intentions! Britmodeller contains much dangerously seductive information and having read somewhere that adding photo-etch harnesses to a cockpit would increase its attractiveness by at least 1000% (I may be paraphrasing slightly), I resolved to give this a try. With the etch ordered, the first task on hand was to open up the holes in the seat and back armour to allow the harnesses to pass through: This was accomplished without destroying the parts being worked on or running the drill into my finger. This is going well! More soon. Craig.
  20. Dear Colleagues Although the Korean War was famous as the first jet conflict, the reality was that most sorties were by WWII vintage piston era aircraft. For the USN this meant a return to conflict for the Corsair. This is the Revell F4U-4 Corsair with Eduard PE and decals from Print scale for an aircraft flown by Lt Pullman of VF-193 onboard USS Princeton in August 1952. The decals are terrifyingly thin and fold into themselves as soon as you look at them. The paint is from the new AK range which I found very impressive. The engineering of the kit is a mixed bag, the cockpit isn't correct for the F4U-4 (Eduard to the rescue), the chin air intake needed to be drilled out and the wing layout is only appropriate for an early 6-gun 50 cal aircraft. Nevertheless, the panel lines are perfect for the scale. The deck handler admittedly belongs to a more modern era (Reedoak), but at least you get an impression of the size of the aircraft. The deck and backdrop are from Coastal Kits Hope you like it? Regards Andrew
  21. Here is my 1/72 Eduard Mk VIII built for the Spitfire Group Build currently ongoing at this site. This kit nearly got thrown against the wall six or seven times during the build. There was nothing inherently wrong with the model, it just felt like I kept screwing it up along the way. I dropped it a few times and broke parts. I forgot to add parts that were a massive pain to install later, and I had problems with the airbrush throughout. Not the kit's fault. just a bad mix of circumstances. But I fought it and won. And now i'ts done. So I present, the Spitfire Mk VIII, stationed in Burma in early 1945.
  22. For the 'In the year that you were born' GB I started (but didn't finish in time) a Sea Vixen FAW2 of Simon's Sircus that displayed through 1968. At the end of the display season, Simon's Sircus displayed with the Phoenix Five, 5 Buccaneers from 809 Naval Air Squadron. For this build I plan to use Airfix's new Buccaneer to build an aircraft from the Phoenix Five to display alongside the now completed Sea Vixen. Decals will come from Model Alliance's Royal Navy Aerobatic Display Teams sheet. Made a start on the cockpit tub, using the Eduard etch.
  23. Stage 3. Resuming the story after the events in December 1944, MJ271 underwent repairs and on June 21st 1945 was delivered to 29 Maintenance Unit at High Ercall. By that time, negotiations were already underway with the Air Ministry to buy surplus aircraft in accordance with 'Plan Target One' - the reconstruction of the Dutch Air Force, or LSK (LuchtStrijdKrachten). Starting mid 1946, twentyone low-hour Mk.IXc Spitfires were tested from RAF airfields by Dutch pilots, and when accepted, transfered to the Netherlands for use with the Fighter Training School (JachtVliegerSchool) at Twente AB. Amongst which, in November 1946, MJ271. Initially the new arrivals were kept in the familiar RAF scheme, although with (mostly) Dutch markings and a plethora of spare parts exchanged between airframes: In August 1947 she would receive the registration code H-8, but major overhauls at Fokker (Schiphol) would see her wings clipped, redone in all-aluminium and with the code 3W-8. By the early 1950s however it was clear that the Mk.IX was no longer suitable for first line use and was succeeded by the Gloster Meteor Mk.4. MJ271 did not get sold to Belgium, pushed on the scrapheap, or as target on the shooting range (as was the fate of many former Dutch Spits) - rather she was used for a time as a decoy on Volkel AB, then ended up on a playground and a rooftop, looking worse for wear. tattered and forlorn, dressed up as TA-26 'Opa'. Images courtesy of Collection Netherlands Institute of Military History.
  24. Hello, A couple of weeks ago I made a post in the Forum about our current proyect. Although we still have to get some kits, my father has started to build the ones we have in our stash (14). We have some black holes in our reasearch but our intention is to build the following aircrafts: 1Fairey Barracuda Mk I - P1767 (prototype with lower elevator) 2Fairey Barracuda Mk I - P1767 (prototype with upper elevator) 3Fairey Barracuda Mk I - P1767 with fixed main undercarrier 4Fairey Barracuda Mk I - RK328 with deep charges 5Fairey Barracuda Mk I - RK328 with four SCI 6Fairey Barracuda Mk II - P9647 used to test Merlin 32 engine fitted with a container as ballast 7Fairey Barracuda Mk II P9597/G A&AEE June 1944 with CUBA canister 8Fairey Barracuda Mk II - LS789 July 1944 fitted with a torpedo and radar. 9Fairey Barracuda Mk II known serial number - D Day invasion strippes. (We only have one photo but don´t know the serial number) 10Fairey Barracuda Mk TR III DP855/G Defford Feb 1944 For ASV MK II band evaluation with rear fuselage mounted scanner and radome 11Fairey Barracuda Mk with shark mouth. We only have one photo but it is not possible to iddentify the serial number 12Fairey Barracuda Mk V P9976 May 1944 (third prototype) 13Fairey Barracuda Mk V PM940 Oct 1945 Fith prototype 14Fairey Barracuda Mk II - unknow serial number used to test air radar container instalation. 15Fairey Barracuda Mk II PM963 371/A 812 Sdn HMS Vengeance August 1945 (En alagun lugar dice PM949 16Fairey Barracuda Mk II PM954 R1C 814 Sdn Ceylon Ashore RNS Katukurunda 1945 17Fairey Barracuda Mk II MX613 A&AEE January 1945 with a boat 18Fairey Barracuda Mk II LS7 China Bay in September 1944 (small SEAC roundels) We can not do these two aircrafts with the information we have. 19Fairey Barracuda Mk fitted with RATOG. We only have one photo but it is not possible to iddentify the serial number 20Fairey Barracuda Mk with SEAC roundels (Big blue ones with small clear in the center). We only have one photo but it is not possible to iddentify the serial number Here are some photos Cheers Santiago
  25. Well I've been racking my tiny little brain for quite some time as to which kit to build for this GB as there were quite a few that came to mind that I used to build a lot of such as the Airfix Dornier Do-217 or Heinkel He-111, or pretty much the entire Matchbox catalogue. But then I had a thought (yes I know that's a rare occurrence before any of you comment) the age limit on this goes up to 18 and the kit needs to be a memorable one, now like a lot of you I left school at 16 (I know it would have been earlier for some of you old buggers) and started work and with my first weeks wage packet I indulged my hobby. At the time I was fascinated by the Vietnam War and the aircraft that took part in it and had worked my way through the kits available from Airfix such as the Phantom, Skyhawk, AC-47 and E.E. Canberra and wanted some of the other types not covered by their range. It was at that point that the local CO-OP started to stock Italeri kits which had some of the aircraft in their range that I had been reading about. Now my Dad had decided that I was too old for models after the age of 13 so my kits had had to come as presents from relatives or bought with cash for birthdays or Christmas but when I got my first wages I could buy what I wanted, so I did! I came away from the CO-OP with three Italeri Vietnam era classics; the AC-119, B-66 and the B-57, and no my Dad was NOT happy, never mind eh! I have all of these in the stash today (not the same ones I bought in 1987) and have decided to build the B-57 as it was the first of the kits I built from my new stash. Obviously back then I built it in the Vietnam camouflaged markings that came with the kit but this time around I am going to do it as something different, as either a B-57B or B-57E used for testing at Edwards AFB, the decision is yet to be made. Here are the usual box top and contents shots and also a couple of additions that I might use during the build; The new boxings excellent decal sheet; And the extras that I might use; Thats the introduction over so as usual all comments and criticisms are gratefully received. Craig.
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