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  1. From two years ago, an unlikely racer. A little divertimento based on an affordable and readily available kit, with a twist. I found a brief article on the issue #5 of The Aviation Historian magazine on this little racer that participated in the 1921 Aerial Derby in England, with even a drawing of the scheme it had at the time. How could one resist! The Airfix Pup is surprisingly detailed for a 1973 kit and although far from perfect, it's an encouraging starting point. Decals came from Arctic Decals in Finland. New tricks for an old dog.
  2. A simple vacuum-formed model from Execuform. This is again for a friend, since my interest on the type is less than nihil. It is posted so it can hopefully encourage those having vac kits and not quite gathering momentum to start one. It's easy, as you will see. I agreed to build it under the condition that it will be completed on a civil paint scheme. Not like this one below, but in a simpler scheme (it gives an idea of the type, though): From Wikipedia: This was surely a vintage edition, since it has white metal parts: Contents of the kit's bag: The white metal accessories: The very simple parts, an Execuform trade mark: And what pilots and modelers like: redundancy! Several canopies vacuformed in thin very clear plastic: In this mold, parts are marked and cut from the back of the sheet, where the parting line is clear: Parts off the backing sheet with no effort: The nice (for the time) white metal parts: The engine even has the cylinder exhaust stacks: All parts free en ready for some little surface detail (there is a plan with the kit, and you have to engrave everything regarding surface detail, even ailerons, flaps, rudder and elevator lines:
  3. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    White Hurricane, Red Stars !

    Hello Everybody ... Thought I would pop in and build Revell’s Hurricane IIB as a lend-lease to the Soviet Union. I plan on doing this one in winter distemper over the RAF colors. It should look like this if I succeed. The upper profile is something like what im going for. Though to be honest the Artillery spotting two seater is making me consider that option as well. Anyone have any info on the Two seater that might sway me ? Specifically looking for a line drawing or interior photos of the rear observers seat? Also Im looking for any info concerning the RS-82 rockets seen on the white-washed hurricane ? Work wont start for about a week. Im still involved in 4 other group builds with 5 aircraft currently. A couple of those will be done in the next week so that will free up the time needed. My thanks to the Host(s) for letting me join. Questions, comments, or jokes ? Dennis
  4. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    “4-F” a War weary T-bolt.

    Hello all ... This is going to be my entry in this build. I will be using the Academy P-47D Razorback kit. The Checker-tail clan boxing. I will be doing it as war weary hack in the markings of the 356th Fg. Circa August/Sept. 1944. I will add photo’s of the sprue shots. Dennis
  5. Gonna have a bash at the only 1/72nd Phantom I have in the stash. Going to need some surgery on the tail fin as it has the RWR moulding but hopefully should manage. Being an FG.1 it has slotted tail-planes, not sure if this is correct, hard to tell in photo's of the actual aircraft, but don't have a choice in the kit, and I'm not all that bothered! A first for me, going to be 'in-flight, so have purchased some PJ Productions crew, and some better looking Eduard Sidewinders, I believe these are externally the same as the 9G carried by RAF aircraft of the period? Someone will correct me I'm sure! Had the all clear by Col. for the markings being used, would probably be correct for the previous year when the squadron formed up .
  6. Hello everybody ... I finished this earlier this week. Its an Eduard Dr.1 Fokker Tri-plane. No its not Red but it is a Von Richthofen ! Lothar’s to be exact. This was built for the Eleventh hour group build. And one with my 1st ever Bi-plane a sopwith camel. Questions, comments, or jokes ? Please feel free to say anything. Heres a link to the build. Dennis
  7. Here's my build from the 'P-51D dedicated GB', build thread over there, but not much to say or see really. Only my second new tool Airfix I've done and it is a cracking little kit, perfect Mojo restorer if needed! Only problem was the un-usable Aerial mast, which I did a couple of attempts at scratching it, turned a little too short and is leaning rearwards for some reason, but I'm just gonna leave it. Used the markings from the Xtradecal sheet X72228, for a 3 Sqn RAAF machine, KH716 CV-P based in Italy 1945. Paint was AK Interactive 'Extreme Metal' Aluminium, airbrushed with no issues straight from the bottle. Rest was done with Vallejo and Humbrol Acrylics. A bit of Vallejo Satin Varnish was used to dull the gloss of the decals down a bit and randomly brushed on over the airframe to try to vary the finish. A light weathering was dry-brushed on, the 'chipping/faded' effect on the anti-dazzle panel was to hide my mistake fuselage join!
  8. Other model and only one finished in 2017. Fw 190D-9, W. Nr. 211925, "Blue 1 + —", 8./JG6, May 1945
  9. Before de Gaulle withdrew France from NATO's integrated military command structure in June 1966, France had committed assets to bases in Germany such as Lahr, just over the French-German border and in the early 1960's this included F-100's of EC.2/3 "Champagne". I'm hoping to replicate one of these aircraft using a combination of the ESCI 1/72nd F-100D from many moons ago and finally extracted from the stash, Berna decals will provide the markings and in a bit of prior planning, I've got the Aires resin cockpit, wheels and jet-pipe (the kit original being very shallow and superficial). Here's the goodies with a couple of book references, fortunately the F-100 is well served with on-line references too. The observant among you will see there are two kits in the box, one of them has had one set of wings hacked about to drop the slats as commonly seen on F-100's when parked up, really I should also drop the flaps to match. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to persist with this approach, time will tell.
  10. The Vuia I, another machine of the pioneer period from Rumania, built -as the rest of this series- some time ago. Hope fellow BModellers are enjoying this "pioneers" thread. A kit sold at a Romanian museum were the replica is, that has its shortcomings too, thus requiring replacements and scrathbuilding to render a decent result. The flying surfaces, as presented in the kit, are not realistic at all and were replaced; besides the wing being not totally accurate. Some photoetched items were again not accurate or two bi-dimensional and were replaced too. A "stitching" seam was created using "stitches" from an aftermarket detail set. The wing in the original plane was held in place by two structural members on top of it, and other two under it; the latter absent from the kit. Bear in mind that this machine was modified a number of times and the kit describes a particular one (although in general and vague terms and not accurately). So here is yet another pterodactyl (or Archaeopterix Styrenoides):
  11. DaveyGair

    Halifax B MkII/Ia nose side windows

    A few years ago when contemplating getting back into modelling, after being asked what I fancied for Christmas off my youngest daughter, I received the then newish tooling of the Revell 1/72nd merlin powered Halifax. I read about the shortcomings in the engine department but wasn't too bothered, but saw an AML upgrade set cheapish on a well known auction site so bought that. I'm going to do one of the decal options in the AML set, L9613. I noted having to open the large side windows and filling in some of the small round windows, but also there is a square side window behind the triangular one on the starboard side nose, a mirror of the port side. The kit does not have this option, but it's no great hardship to do the opening. However, I've trawled the internet and cannot find a single photo of an early Halifax with this other square window on the starboard side, just the port side, as per the kit. The only photo I came across of L9613 is of the port side. Is this an error in the AML drawings? The other decal option, BB340, has the same extra square window. Just out of interest I looked through the Xtradecal sheets and the only aircraft with this starboard side square nose window was a B Mk 1 special. Can anyone help? Was this a feature on some early Halifax's? Normally I would have probably built it as per the kit, but want to 'get it right', well, as much as possible. Sorry for the long post for a simple question. Davey.
  12. As I'm back from my holidays I suppose I'd better register my entry for this GB. My plan is to use Tamiya's 1/72nd Bubbletop to reproduce a post-war French P-47D-30-RE of the 3ème Esc de Chasse based at Trèves near Lyon in 1946. It's an NMF aircraft with a black stripe along the fuselage and stripes on the wings, I'll be using Model Art decal sheet 72-042 although I'm going to have to paint the pesky stripes... ...have to give that some thought I'll post pictures at the weekend once I've got myself sorted out.
  13. JPuente54

    New P-61C here!

    I was just perusing the Squadron Mail Order website and discovered that the HobbyBoss 1/72nd scale P-61C is now available. Squadron has it priced at $30.99USD; your mileage may vary. @72modeler, you may like this; you have told me that you prefer the 0.50 cal. turreted versions. The painting indicates an intake of some sort under the cowlings. This looks good; I believe that HobbyBoss intends to release the entire series of P-61s. Joe
  14. Do I recall correctly or did I dream it, but has somebody done some intake internals in resin for the Revell 1/72nd Hawker Hunter? Last Hunter I made some out of plastic card but I wasn't totally happy with the result. Any help gratefully received.
  15. Decided to join this GB with (hopefully) a simple build to start with, Sword's 1/72nd Seafire Mk.XV. Just one sprue of grey plastic parts with one small clear and PUR exhausts and cannons. Going to do the NAS 806 Aussie Tour version, everything out the box as they say.
  16. JPuente54

    New P-61B is here!

    Hey everyone, I just got the Winter 2018 ad flyer from Squadron Mail Order, www.squadron.com, a couple of days ago. When I first glanced through it; I noticed the new HobbyBoss P-61 was being offered. I just took it for the P-61A; as it had been reviewed by Hyperscale a few weeks before(and I had mentioned it in a thread about the P-61B started by 72modeler). When I started to look through the flyer more thoroughly; I discovered that SMO has both of the HobbyBoss P-61s: P-61A and P-61B. The kit numbers(Squadron's/HB's) are HY87261 and HY87262 respectively. The P-61B is also under the "Easy Assembly" series. The illustration shows two(2) schemes(as for the P-61A) for the 'B', both in Jet Black. One is for the 547th Night Fighter Squadron, "Swing Shift Skipper"; the other is for the 6th Night Fighter Squadron, "Sleepy Time Gal II". I have not seen either kit "in the flesh". As HobbyBoss most likely is using many of the same parts for both kits(why not? Northup did.); the P-61B will have some of the same inaccuracies as the P-61A(which the Hyperscale reviewer stated were minor). I haven't seen reviewed yet on any other forum. Squadron's price is normally $37.99USD; it is sale priced at: $30.99USD. For my fellow BM members living outside the USA, your mileage will vary. Sorry, I meant to indicate that the price of $30.99USD is for both kits. Joe
  17. JPuente54

    Airfix Folland Gnat T.1

    Hi, guys, I just got an email from Airfix for their new Folland Gnat T.1, kit No. A02105. They offer 2 sets of markings, one for No. 4 Flying Training School in Wales, 1970. The other is for OSCAR EW-5894 of the USS Essess. In case you don't remember the latter; it's the "Aircraft Carrier" from the movie "Hot Shots", released in 1991. Someone at Airfix does have a sense of humor. No doubt markings for other users will be released in the coming weeks. Joe
  18. Just seen this on the Big H website, it's the RS Models F-5A reconnaissance version of the P-38. Has anyone made one of the other versions of this kit (P-38D through H)? What's the fit and general construction like? Are they accurate? If you have experience of these kits I'd be interested to glean the gen from you?
  19. Hello Everyone I wonder if I might join this happy band of builders? Having been a long time watcher and admirer of the fantastic work displayed on the forum, I have been persuaded / cajoled into contributing something by Jockney and the kind words of Stevej60 and so may I offer the OLIMP Pro Resin Model of the 1948 Supermarine Seagull ASR-1. So with heart in mouth and some trepidation given this is my first WIP my first Group Build and my first attempts at posting photos - anything could happen. Recognising the protocols, some box shots, the resin pieces I shall be hoping come together smoothly and the instructions / decals to guide. Having build Anigrand, Planet, Karaya and Unicraft resin stuff before, this set of pieces seems right up with the best of them, good details both internal and external and smooth finishes to the primary surfaces. Hope this is all OK - picture size too big, too small? Onwards from the 2nd then - although my starting might be a little delayed!! Regards Andrew
  20. I'm going to assemble this: (It's the old AZ MkVB with extra bits.) I'll post some sprue shots later.
  21. I see I'm not the first to get one of these up, which isn't a bad thing!! Nice to see two being built... although I'm waiting for mine to arrive from Hobbyterra, it's going straight onto the bench so I may as well join in. I did have the Combat Vacform part built & fuselage together but as soon as I saw Amodel announce this, I had to get one. Photos soon..... it's just a waiting game, come on Mr. Postman!!
  22. Here's my entry into the Radial Engines Rock GB, Special Hobby's Tempest II in 1/72nd, No.33 Sqn based in Butterworth in 1951. Not a bad fitting kit, the main wing was the worse aspect, good job they include 2 vacform canopies as well. Vallejo ModelAir paint, decals by Xtradecal, rockets by Pavla.
  23. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    P-51D Warhorse

    Hello all i built this as an attempt to get used to 1/72nd scale i am placing it here as it is about 90% complete. I replaced the barrels with hollow micro brass tubing. Which is itself a test of patience. The Star & Bars are kit decals the serial is kit decal. But the codes are from Woodland Scenics Railroad lettering. I think they work very well. However i've been laughed at by some here at Britmodeller for suggesting these. I'll let you decide whether they look good ? Correct ? Or Bad ? It still needs resin exhausts and some weathering. It is also the first model in a pet project that will eventually incorporate 10 more P-51's, 4 P-47's, and 1 P-38 an airfield diorama with a tower and the associated ground equipment. The full size diorama will be built last. Any how heres the Mustang as it sits today. It represents a D model of the 4th Fighter Group. And i hope you like it. Oh and for those of you curious the invasion stripes were handpainted the Aluminum was Tamiya Rattlecan and the Red & Blue are Vallejo. The Red is standard Vallejo & the Blue MA Mediterranean blue and is Airbrushed. The color was pretty close to the colors i could find online. I hope every one likes this. The eagle eyed among you may spot my glaring goof up on this plane.
  24. John D.C. Masters

    A-Model Yak-18 on skis...

    I am about to begin a 1/72nd scale Yak-18 on skis from AModel. So far the kit looks typical of older AModel kits with heavy, soft sprue, and a fair amount of flash. A pre-fitting lest shows the distinctive 5-cyclinder cowling will not fit flush without some filling and plastic. Other than that it looks to be straightforward build of an interesting bird used primary for training purposes. I'll be building it OOB except for the repair work I'll need to do. Anyone build one of these? Any tips if you have?
  25. My first completion of 2017. Sounds great, eh? Not when I haven't previously completed a build since 2015 it doesn't . Anyway, this was done to get a model built and to kick my lack of motivation in the bum. Seems to have worked, and I'm quite pleased with the result. This is the Fine Molds kit, and was a joy, with the exception of the transfers. I found them very sensitive to everything I normally do, so had to be very careful. Tamiya paint and Ammo by Mig panel line washes. The base (cheap, and from Walmart) will be finished at some point. Less waffle, more piccies:
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