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  1. As I'm only involved in the Lockheed Group Build over the next two months, I thought that I would try to build my MD-11 alongside the Tristar. It will certainly be finished as one of those in the KLM fleet that I've flown on - probably PH-KCD "Florence Nightingale" but perhaps PH-KCE "Audrey Hepburn" The kit comes with decals for the later (narrow cheatline) livery but I've also got the 26Decals for the delivery scheme with the wide blue & white cheatline - which would be much easier to mask / paint. So far the four sections of the fuselage have been assembled: The two port sections were glued together on a sheet of glass - although this still left a small gap on the outside of the joint. The two starboard parts didn't fit as well, so I added the tail section to the complete port side first and then the forward section. The above photo shows the results of an initial round of filling, sanding, priming and rescribing - not too bad (sorry forgot to take a photo before starting this process) Looking at the side profile some more filler is needed just above the red ball Mike
  2. This will be my entry for the Group Build: I've previously made a start by joining the fuselage halves together and working on the joint - this still needs tidying up but I'm sure I'm within the 25% rule. In the next week I'll have a think about what to do with the No2 intake. A recent thread has said that the Braz insert needs quite a bit of work to fit neatly, so may just go with a blanked off tube instead. As there are no other group builds for me until June, I may build my MD-11 alongside this one in a WIP! Regards Mike
  3. Well, thanks to Mike (@mitchem) I am able to crack open another kit (or 2) and eventually add them to the shelf of doom. I put out a request for a Singapore Airline B777 decal and he came to the rescue. I had an SIA kit but with 50th Anniversary decals. I wanted to do the standard scheme as in September we will have our first international flights into Canberra being serviced by SIA B777-200ERs. So why not build one? A few guys from our club got together for a Friday build night and I broke open the kit and go it started, trouble was there were 2 kits in there! Oh well, a double build was started The other B777 will be a British Airways aircraft, very smart scheme IMHO. After the fuselages were knocked together I got on with correcting the horrible shape of the flap track fairings, one wing down 4 to go! The other side awaiting attention and the engines were also knocked together ..with the result that some filling, filing, and sanding will be required. While the paint on the A350 is drying I will be attending to these.
  4. My entry for this Group Build is as the title says: a 1/144 Revell DC-10 finished in British Caledonian livery as G-DCIO with decals from Ray at 26. So that's two references to the tenth anniversary via the aircraft type and also its registration Box shot and first fill on windows: The rest of the parts: and finally the decals: I'm intending to build with no afterparts or any major surgery - if the shape is slightly "off" anywhere I can live with it. Regards Mike
  5. Rarely do I post a finished build, but perhaps the amount of builds started would leverage that.... No. This Draken has been ready since about June, but other commitments (some of them can be applied as decals to 1/144 F4D, F-14s, F-15Es and F-16s - if one would follow the Shelf Oddity trace) stood in the way of doing proper photos. The kit is F-Toys, sripped of the factory applied paint with the help of Wamod Acrylic Cleaner. Underneath the original paint you will see crisp panel lines, some fine details and loads of potential. The weakest part of the kit (or of all F-Toys kits in general) is the canopy. Recently Brengun began to release vac-formed replacements, so this is less of an issue. Gear doors in this kit had been replaced with prototype PE parts, some antennas added from the same fret, pitot and fin spike from Master. I scratch-built the main undercarriage legs, which ...kinda shows - I took the liberty of presenting only the photos that do not display this unwanted feature. Tail bumper-wheel were also scratchbuilt. The Danish art of mantainence was the desired end effect: RLM02 from Valejo used as base and Hataka Blue Line B025 Interior Green for extensive touch-ups. Selected touch-ups received glossy highlight. In 1/144 two additional layers of paint, applied with the brush produce some noticable bumps.... Some panel lines were accented, some smoke stains added (a little too much?)... The finished model goes like this: Well, this is it.
  6. This has been on the shelf of procrastination for a few years but having got another detail fret from Daco at Telford, it is now finished. An out of the box build with Authentic cockpit decals. It took several attempts to get a good finish from the Daco (Xtracolour) paint; thinned, brushed and polished with micromesh. And a few of its sister, which has been on here before but I suspect the photos are in some lost bucket
  7. I had intended to build this one in the Airfix GB but unfortunately this particular kit was first issued too late to be eligible. The aircraft is one of five Boeing 727s used on the Cape Town to Jo'Burg route by Comair but finished in full BA livery. Modifications include: Rear wing fences removed and new leading edge ones added Full size nose gear doors from plasticard Daco cockpit Top edge of #2 intake reshaped where it meets the fin Rear HF antenna from brass rod FDcals for the tail art / doors and Authentic Decals for cabin & cockpit windows. Paints used include Halfords Appliance White and Fiat Capri Blue, MC218 Aluminium (leading edges) and SM07 Chrome Silver (engines). Build thread here Anyway, enough words so here are a few photos and one with a DelftBlue 727-200 (the blue really is blue and not black!)
  8. Unfortunately one of my intended builds for the Airfix group build has been ruled out as this particular version dates originally from 1983. So I'm intending to build the 1/44 Airfix Boeing 727-200 in the time span of the group build. This will be one of the few 727s ever to carry British Airways livery via its franchise partner Comair of South Africa, who operated five aircraft of the type on the Johannesburg to Cape Town route. My chosen example is ZS-NOV in the "Delftblue Daybreak" livery - the only BA 727 to have ever worn this livery. Decals are from F-DCAL - I've recently purchased a few of their sets and hope that they are easy to apply. The first stage will be to remove the raised panel lines and fill in the windows...……….more to follow. Regards Mike
  9. I bought this kit last year intending to build it in the De Havilland GB but.............. Not too many parts, though a couple of the smaller ones have disappeared from the sprue before it got into the box The above pictures were taken about a week ago and I now have the fuselage together There's quite a bit of flash to remove (not really an issue) and as others have noted, the plastic is quite rough and prone to odd "lumps" here and there. Apart from the fact that two of the 3 castellated engine exhausts are missing, the main problem looks like the wings. These will need some careful sanding on the insides to get them to fit together.
  10. So having failed in this GB miserably, I am taking my place in this KUTA. Hope to get cracking soon.
  11. Calling this finished, but waiting for nose probe to arrive, then it's finished! Pitroad kit with Retrokit skybolts and chaff dispensers
  12. Well, I know this subject was quite popular last time but having recently got some decals from Ray at 26Decals to replace those that came with the kit (which were poorly printed) this will be my first foray into this year's GB. Photos taken by me at Ringway on 23 Aug 1966, presumably it was on the Manchester - Prestwick - New York route. I'm aiming to build at least two aircraft but have to get my From Russia with Love entry done before too much will be done in this GB. Regards Mike
  13. Its been a helluva 12 months, hospitalised for half of it, split up with my partner, moved house and then, Donald Trump. I finally feel like mangling styrene after a years layoff and thought I’d start small. Any smaller and I’d need a microscope. This will be OOB and that teeny canopy is going to test my shaky hand but it’ll be cool to get a model built again. Not sure about about which scheme, I’m favouring the tiger stripey one. Incidentally, the new issue has the instrument panels left off back in 2011 Paint wise I’ll be continuing my experiment to make my Mr El Cheapo pre-mixes from last year that worked pretty well on this beastie. Boxes: Sprues Amazingly good detail Decals and minute canopy I'll see y'all next week! A
  14. Hi All, My plan for this Group Build is to use the 1/144 Eduard MiG-21MF Dual Combo kit and display a pair of Polish 21s over their home base of Lask: Not sure yet exactly which era or livery to set the models in but will probably build one of the pair in the two tone grey low viz camouflage as per kit instructions (circa 2002). Planning to glue an extract from Google maps onto a base and then use Perspex rod to depict the planes in flight. Regards Mike
  15. Hello, Here is F-toys P-38 rebuilt and repainted as an Alaskan P-38G. Quick build, easy kit, highly recommended. Paints are Testors enamels with pastels for weathering. The background is the Mojave Desert. Thanks, David Muroc Models
  16. OK a month to go on this GB so I will have a go at another model, seeing as the TU-104 is complete, bar a few aerials etc! I like the Amodel Russian subjects and they build into a decent representation of the real thing in my opinion. Here goes - quick pics so I can get cracking later today. Usual wobbly panel lines but its a simple looking kit and I think it will build quickly. Might use the Aeroflot kit decals, but not sure how good they are - anyone got any experience here? Windows I hope to fill with the Humbrol stuff if they are not too big - will do a test later. I have the Amodel Il-12 so I may build that alongside in a production line style! Again decals look questionable but what are the aftermarket options?
  17. First ever Group Build entry so be gentle on me! Took advantage of this kit being £6 on Amazon, the box shows why it's so cheap Current update on build: First time I've built a conventional airliner so this should hopefully be easy, all out of the box with BA decals too
  18. Built this more or less OOB, only additions were antenna and fin cap extension. Kit is the MPC boxing of the Airfix DC-9 using USMC decals from Draw Decal.
  19. This was purchased at Telford last November, basic build was quite quick ( no real issues) and final painting + decals in June / July. Two thinned brush-painted coats of Daco WP blue for the fuselage, my own mix of Mr Hobby grey / white for the wings and decals for the leading edges and coroguard. Authentic Airliner decals for the cockpit but not for fuselage as their spacing is slightly out from the Daco window deacls. and alongside another from the WP fleet which will be "Crested Butte" - unfortunately the purple paint has gone very gritty, so will probably have to wait until after Telford this year to get another tin of paint The fuselage decals are VERY large - recommended to use Daco's own setting solution but only had Microsol/set so a few wrinkles!!
  20. Hi All, I'm working on the re-released Airfix Vanguard (144) in the BEA red square scheme. Im conscious how those plastic strip windows (which I think it comes with) always look a bit cack. Can anyone offer ideas of how to fill in windows a different way? I'd like it to look as pro as possible, as it's going to be a father's day gift. Ideas welcome. Chris
  21. I finally decided on a build for this GB. By chance in fact, I was scouring the stash for another kit and found a bagged Revell BAe 146 and remembered a decal sheet I got from MODeller for 32SQN. It will fit nicely into my VIP aircraft theme. I have a couple of these kits but never attempted one. I will add pictures when I find the decal sheet.
  22. Finished this OOB except for decals and a scratch built antenna. Decals are from F-DCAL. Builds nicely with little fuss unless you are ham fisted painting it Special crumpled sky background for pictures Build thread here
  23. On a rare occasion I do finish a model. This time it came out like that: (some last adjustments:) and here we go: Ok, enough. Off to the scrapyard Full story can be found here http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3271. Short story: Panel lines (Matchbox-style) were removed, some brass bits from upcoming Shelf Oddity set added. And then there was miserable process of filling and sanding and filling and sanding and filling and sanding and filling and sanding and... which seemed to have no end. But finally I got to dust off my airbrush. Metal parts are AK Xtreme Metal (easy and foolproof). Kit decals turned out to be excellent (save for NACA tail band), panel lines were reinstated using pencil and shaky hand and this is it.
  24. Hi everyone, My name is Leszek, I am writing to you from Poland. This is my debut on britmodeller forum. You can check examples of my earlier work here: http://tinyurl.com/ouhapgb or here: http://www.findmodelkit.com/user/15/nodes?quicktabs_1=3#quicktabs-1 Some time ago I unpacked the GWH box with Victor inside. One last time I will re-direct you to in-box I did earlier: http://www.findmodelkit.com/content/handley-page-victor-b2 . This upgrade set will be used: So far I am at this stage: Good overall fit (intakes being the only exception), nice details (u/c doors, speed brake are fine straight out of box) and well thought out parts division... I plan to build XL158, XL164 or XL512 B.2 Victor in anti-flash white. This is the Blue Steel aircraft. Two questions are bothering me. 1. While Blue Steel was carried, fairings were installed in place of bomb bay doors to fill the gaps. I suspect the missile was not carried at all occasions - my guess is bomb bay doors were replaced and the aircraft assumed the look of plain non-BS Victor. Is my guess correct? 2. Antennas at the top of fuselage. Which ones should be present on an early 60's airframe? The rear blade antenna is visible on most photos, but then there is a photo of XL161 in camo and white belly carrying all those aerials. Are there any rules when and which antennas are used?
  25. Hi guys, can I join in the fun with a 1/144 Meteor from Hong Kong models? This was issued as part of package with their 1/32 and Max (Galgos) kindly let me have the tiddler. Pictures of the sprues to follow David
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