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  1. I would like to add this AZ model kit as my second entry for the GB. I am not too sure about which scheme yet. I am wondering whether to choose one of the kit options, there is a nice Remembrance Day scheme of MJ627 emblazoned with small poppies, or maybe look around for an IAC example - MJ627 started life as an LFIX and was converted to a T.9 by Vickers to become IAC158. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  2. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 AZ Model Potez 540 Transport, a re-box of the venerable Heller kit. The model was painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. I would like to thank fellow Britmodellers TonyTiger66, VG33, BS_w and Graham Boak for their help in research. Much appreciated! Thanks for your interest, best greetings from Vienna!
  3. Before I head back into the land of Spitfires, I figure I will get a few more 109 kits under the belt. Nothing new to see about this one except for the plumage, really. It is an AZ Model kit which I have found to be a reliable 109 build. Good detail, decently fitted, nice decals...I have chosen the Hungarian Bf-109F-4, Uman airfield, spring 1943. I like it because of the mottled camo on the body, the splinter camo on the wings and the oddly painted olive drab/grey-green nose. The tri-colour tail feathers work for me too! There are yellow bits, red bits, white bits, green bits...a very colourful bird. The sprue is much the same as any of the other AZModel (or even KoPro) kist I have built so I won't bother showing it. I have primed a few smaller cockpit pieces and will get into it in a few.
  4. Afternoon all. I realise I'm a bit late to the party but I'd like to conribute this...an AZ MiG 17F. I don't know a huge amount about the MiG 17 apart from the fact that it was a development from the MiG 15 (I think) and it caused the USAF a few problems in Vietnam. In Europe it was issued to a number of Warsaw Pact countries and was built under licence in Poland. The box has a really nice illustration on the front (I have no idea what the aircraft in the background is though)... It offers three schemes. I don't know which one to go for yet, it will all depend on how much time I have left!.. There are only two sprues. The wings and tailplanes are moulded in single pieces. I think there are a couple of detailed areas missing on the tail which don't show particularly well in this photo and there's a little bit of flash here and there, but nothing terrible.. The instructions are fully diagrammatic and the decals seem straightforward. Those East German ones appeal to me. I drove through part of the GDR back in the 70s on my way into West Berlin to do some work. I'll never forget arriving at the Marienborn crossing early in the morning (and before it was open), being questioned by a rather large and stern East German military lady and then again by a smooth talking Russian. I had to drop my passport onto a conveyor belt and drive alongside it for 100 yeards to pick it up again. I also remember seeing a whopping great Soviet T34 tank on a pedestal just as I exited the crossing after eventually being allowed in. Anyway, I digress... I don't think I'll be looking for any aftermarket addons apart perhaps from some more detailed decals and stencils (if I can find them) and a pilot. I'll be building it wheels up. The sprues are currently having a bath and I'll be making a start on it soon, but as I'm not the fastest of builders I hope I get it finished in time! It doesn't look particularly complicated, but I've not built an AZ kit before so I have no idea how it will go together, or how it will turn out. This is my first-ever Group Build too so wish me luck!
  5. Two 1/72nd families of Cobra kits in view by AZ Models and another one by MPM A 1/72nd Bell AH-1G Cobra kit (early & late versions) is to be released in July by AZ Model. Soon also AH-1Q and TH-1G. Source: http://www.modelarovo.cz/fr/azmodel-a-modelbrno-2013/ Another family of 1/72nd Cobras (G and Q/S) is also to be released this summer by Special Hobby. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234939769-new-72nd-scale-ah-1-cobra-available-soon/)1/72 V.P.
  6. The latest in my FAAbulous model range is the AZ Model Supermarine Attacker FB.2. An "interesting" kit to build, certainly not for the faint hearted or beginners. The undercarriage doors had to be built from scratch due to the poor moulding. Decals had to be trimmed before application as the carrier film was excessive to say the least, and they folded on themselves very easily. With a little care and patience this does build into a nice model of the subject. Next in the series? Hmm. I fancy a Toom. Dave
  7. AZ model is to release a new tool family of 1/72nd de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito. Among others the NF.30 variant. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010228-kpaz-central-discussion-questions-answers/&do=findComment&comment=2686107 First announcement was made with a NF.19 picture V.P.
  8. Dear fellow Britmodellers, may I present my latest work, AZ Model's Bf-109 K4, built with addition of Brengun photo etch and Master Model pitot tube. Decals from the box, representing an aircraft of 9./JG53, based in Reichenbach/Saxony, in May 1945. I painted according to kit instructions, using Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel (of IGM Cars & Bikes). The AZ Model Bf-109s have received some criticism regarding the shape of the nose. In case you are interested, please have a look here: I built without modifications, and in my humble opinion, the kit does look like a Bf-109. Here's the only orginal photograph of "White 16" that I found: Wing colors are speculative as they are missing on the original picture. I followed AZ Model's instructions and painted the upper sides RLM 75/83 and the lower sides natural metal. This is a scheme common to JG53 aircraft of that period. The cockpit section was painted RLM66. Fuel lines from stretched sprue added to the starboard console. All photo-etch pieces from brengun. The spinner spiral is not included on the kit's decal sheet. I bough an aftermarket add-on from AZ Model, containing various styles of spirals. It's a challenge to get them to conform to the curvature of the spinner. Brengun photo-etch flaps add a little realism to small scale, as does the photo-etch DF loop and morane mast. For weathering, I used Winsor & Newton artist oils. Thanks for your interest, best greetings from Vienna!
  9. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is AZ Model's Messerschmitt Bf-109 G6, built from the 'Joy Pack' boxing, with Brengun photo etch and pitot from Master Model added. Decals are a mix of USK (wing markings), Hasegawa (fuselage code number), AZ Model (Italian flags) and Sky Models (small '8'). The aircraft represented served with 3. Squadrilla, 2. Gruppo Caccia, based at Villafranca airfield in late 1944. This build would have not been possible without the valuable help of fellow Britmodeller Luis Alfonso, who not only tracked down the USK decal sheet, but also a vital reference ("Italian Air Forces 1943-1945" by R.Caruana). Thank you Luis... The model was painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, weathering with artists oils. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. I realized too late that USK got the upper wing markings wrong:. the outer arm of the fasces on the starboard side should face forward. Thanks for your interest, greetings from Vienna!
  10. Alrighty, here's my latest completion for the year; the AZ Model 1/72 Bf 109G-4 kit built as Finnish Ace Eino Ilmari "Illu" Juutilainen's "Yellow 2", serial number MT-222. Juutilainen flew this aircraft after he transferred to LeLv 34, scoring 15 of his eventual tally of 94 kills. Werk-Nummer 13523 was delivered to Finland on the 16th of May 1943 and was a reconditioned aircraft - although it was officially a Bf 109G-2, it had a G-6 wing with the humps on the inner wing above the landing gear bay to accommodate the wider tyres of the latter variant. Re-serialed MT-222, it was written off on the 10th of March 1944 at Kannas with a total of 84.45 hours on the clock. Paints are Humbrol and Sovereign Hobbies and the decals are by InScale for the individual markings, Techmod for the roundels and the stencils are a mainly the kit items with a few from the InScale sheet. Re-used WIP Shot! All finished! With the other two Small Axis 109's I've already posted: Now that I have a few of these AZ kits under my belt all I can say is that they're not bad, but do need work. In particular the G-2 and G-6 certainly benefited from deepening the nose as shown by Barry Numerick over on the 72nd Scale Aircraft forum. I used the same method, although I only shimmed the wings by 0.5mm and sanded down the wing roots on the fuselage to match. Comments welcome! Mike.
  11. Hi everyone, I haven't been posting very much lately due to the fact that my mother was terminally ill and, naturally, I didn't feel like doing so. Sadly I have to report that my mother died this Saturday past so things have very hectic helping my Dad with sorting everything out. Now that things have calmed down slightly I feel I can now post what was the last kit I completed before my Mum died. So, in memory of my Mum here's "White 5" from 13 Letka of the Slovenské Zzdušné Zbrane, or SVZ. This aircraft was flown by Rotnik (Staff Sergeant) Stefan Ocvirk during the disastrous 26th June 1944 engagement between 13 Letka and USAAF fighters defending a bomb group heading towards targets in the Vienna area. Although heavily damaged, "White 5" survived the engagement, making a wheels up landing at 13 Letka's base at Piešťany in Western Slovakia. Here's a shot with the Croat 109G-14/AS I completed back in June: Although I've been under a lot of stress, building things has been a good way of coping with the situation so I actually have two more kits under construction: AZ Model 1/72 Bf 109G-2 which will be Ilmari Juutilainen's MT-222: HPM 1/72 Cheetah D, not a kit I've seen built very often: Comments welcome! Mike.
  12. Hi all I have been beavering away on this lovely little Kit for a while amongst quite a few other projects (CC you are a bad influence!!!). The Kit is a limited run Kit and therefore there are no locating tabs/pins and so test fitting is the name of the game. It also contains some nice resin bits such as seats, engines, wheels and some cockpit fittings. I have used the Marabu photo etch s which is rather nice and very comprehensive. The only issues with the kit I found are the undercarriage being too high so I had to cut 3.5 mm out of the main legs and adjust the retraction jacks and stays. The two windows in the turret blanking plate are too small and there are no windows in the roof just aft of the cockpit glazing. I added these although I have made them too big but I am not changing them now. The model is Aircraft PG960/612 of Admiralty Flight at Rochester late 1940s and is brush painted in thinned Humbrol enamels . The weathering has been kept light as I think this would have been kept quite clean. I hope you enjoy looking. I have enjoyed making this lovely model and am pleased with the way she has turned out. I did try copying the build thread link but it kept saying something had gone wrong so I gave up. I would like to thank all those who have given encouragement and kind word during the build. Now I shall get back on with the RCAF Ventura, Mossie, Superfreighter, HP Dart herald , Westland Whirlwind... Thanks for looking All the best Chris
  13. Righty-ho here's my second RFI posting for today! This is the AZ Model Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14/AS kit completed as an aircraft belonging the Air Force of the Independent State of Croatia or ZNDH for short. It depicts "Black 3" as it was prior to it being flown to Mostar by 11 kill ace Major Josip Helebrant who'd decided to defect to Tito's Yugoslav Army rather than go down with Croatia's Ustasa government. The aircraft was subsequently absorbed into Yugoslav service and was lost at the beginning of May 1945 after Helebrant had to crash land after being caught in bad weather returning from a ground support mission. Perhaps understandably there isn't very much on the ZNDH in English so after purchasing Osprey's Croatian Aces of World War Two I was a bit stuck! After indulging in a bit of Google-Fu I stumbled across this Croatian modelling site: Otvoreni Maketarski Forum. After running it through Google Translate I discovered a number of threads in THIS section discussing the well known "Black 4" as flown by Sergeant Vladimir Stadtner and ZNDH 109's in general. In them I discovered that there weren't any known photos of "Black 3" and that opinion seemed to hold that it was most likely very similar to "Black 4" in it's basic characteristics. So I ended up using the photos posted of "Black 4" as the basis for my take on "Black 3"! As for the AZ Model kit itself it's a bit of the proverbial curates egg - good in parts, not so good in others. It's by no means unbuildable and I actually quite enjoyed doing so but it's no shake and bake model. If you have a few limited run kits under your belt then it shouldn't pose any difficulty whatsoever. Paint is a mixture of Humbrol and Xtracolor and the decals are from KORA although I had to purchase two sets as the white areas were very translucent. Comments welcome! Mike.
  14. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 AZ Model Mustang III 'Dorsal Fin'. This kit has previously been distributed under the Kovozavody Prostejov (KP) label. The new boxing contains an extra sprue for the fin, as well as drop tanks and pylons. Unfortunaltely, the new extra sprue is not as crispy and sharp in moulding quality as the kit’s main parts, and the wing pylons are especially poor. They were replaced with resin items from KP. The model was painted using Alclad II lacquers. It represents the mount of six victory ace Flight Lt. Don Kimball from 441. (Canadian) Squadron. I replaced the kit's drop tanks with 108-gallon tanks from the spares box, as an original photograph shows 9G-L in exactly that configuration. The kit's decals represent B-type RAF roundels. These were exchanged for C-Type (which seem more likely given the timeframe) roundels from Xtradecals. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel, IGM Cars & Bikes. Thanks for your interest. A full build review will be featured in an upcoming edition of Scale Aviation Modeller International.
  15. Joining in this GB with a good ol, Chippy T10. Have fond memories of pootling around the skies of Shawbury in one of these. Just looking at the cockpit I can smell the aircraft. Pictures to come.
  16. AZ model is to release (in 2016) a 1/72nd Vought OS2U Kingfisher kit. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234931186-azmodellegatoadmiral-wwii-aircraft-comments-questions-and-wishes/?p=2147039 V.P.
  17. AZ model is to release in November, at SMW Telford 2017 2018 1/48th Fairey Delta 2 or FD-2 kit - ref. Source: https://www.facebook.com/azmodelkits/photos/pcb.1416733228351282/1416733088351296/?type=3&theater V.P.
  18. Hello dear fellow Britmodellers, I collected the new AZ Model kit Potez 540 (ex-Heller/Smer plastic) in Bratislava last weekend. AZ Model instructions are sparse. There's no suggestions for the interior colors; what should they be like? Any comments welcome. I'm going to build the kit's first option in Grey/Green/Brown camoflage. Thanks in advance Roman
  19. I'm calling this one done. Construction was fine, good detail and value for money and enjoyed the build immensely, especially the painting. Painted with Vallejo Model Air. This is actually the Limited Edition Aces 7516 kit but I just could not get inspired by the decal options so I got some Kits World decals for Salem Representative instead. Obviously the decals with the kit will get used at some point on another P-51B . Flown by Lt Ralph 'Kidd' Hofer who I was not familiar with until I saw the scheme, really interesting character who sadly did not survive the war. You can read about him here (some great photos too): http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/175786
  20. Source: https://www.facebook.com/azmodelkits/posts/1416733228351282 V.P.
  21. I've now finished my AZ Spitfire trainer type. It's been built OOB and painted with Tamiya acrylics. I've really enjoyed building It though some of the short run nature of the kit was challenging. I bought it earlier this year from a model shop in the Czech Republic that had the last two for sale in the world or at least on the web. The only alternative would have been the CMR resin version, which is way more expensive and maybe even harder to build! My kit was the Dutch boxing which I chose as I loved the look of how SM250 was restored and converted to look like H99 until Boultbee took it down to Goodwood and put it in wartime markings. Needless to say AZ recently reissued the kit with the same Dutch markings as well as Irish Air Corps and a civilian target option. The kit could also be built as the Tr.8 as the parts are in the kit, though you would need to find the right decals (AZ did do a boxing with three of the Tr.8's civilian colour schemes if you can find it). Anyway here's some views of the completed aircraft. It was built alongside an Airfix PR19. Here's the RFI thread I have AZ's Russian 2-seater to build as well, and a plan to kitbash a Grace type too. For some reason l find the unusual Spitfires like clippies and bubbles more attractive. Cheers Will
  22. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is AZ Model's "Limited Edition" boxing (AZ7488) in "Romanian Air Force" markings. I added Brengun photo etch, Master pitot tube and resin wheels from AML. Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. Greetings from Vienna.
  23. Hello! This will be my entry in the group build Ok so I was planing on building a Bf109G2 belonging to JG5 flown by Rudi Müller, but the winter camouflage with green blotches kinda scared me off. I am not that familiar with my airbrush yet and will need more practice. Therefore I chickened out and decided for this beauty instead. Overall RLM76 I can handle. Besides I build veeeeery sloooowly, so if this gonna be finished in three months I have no time to loose and an easy paint job would be the best thing. BTW I am going on a weekend trip with my wife and two daughters tomorrow and won't be back home again before Monday. Starting of good ehh? Hopefully a new update in the end of next week. Good Luck to all of you! Looking forward to see your progress and models! -Thomas
  24. Hello guys, this is Bf 109G-6, 1/72 from AZ Model kit, the build can be found here http://www.britmodel...2-az-model-oob/ The kit is made mostly OOB, i made just new gun barrels (under wings, in spinner and over the engine), added some wiring to the U/C, made new seatbelts from tape + wires (tried for the first time ) and made some details and scars to the drop tank. I had some errors during the build, and i m not calling this perfect at all, but i m happy with the result, knowing i pushed my limits a bit ahead again I hope you wont mind a bit photo heavy post, i reduced the number of photos down but could not decide more.. Thanks a lot for watching this guys and any comments or tips are more than welcome
  25. Dear fellow Britmodellers, following the Photobucket disaster that made all my images posted to Britmodeller disappear, I've changed to a new hosting site named "Village Photos". The model I'm showing you today is AZ Models' Bf-109 G14-AS in markings of Italian ANR, Milan/Malpensa airfield, 1945. Original photo here: It was built with the addition of Master metal gun barrels and Brengun photo etch, decals from the box. I was a bit unhappy with AZ Model's decal for the "Blue 1" - it does have an off-center white shadow (only visible when you've slid the decal off the backing paper....). The original photograph doesn't confirm this. Painted with Gunze/Sangyo acrylics. Photographs by Mr. Wolfgang Rabel of IGM Cars & Bikes, thank you very much. Thanks fpr your interest, with best wishes from Vienna. Roman Schilhart
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