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  1. This is my starter kit purchase from our generous sponsor and the plan is to build it as the in box scheme. The parts have been washed and left to dry in preparation for starting over the weekend. Here are the photos of the box and sprues.. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  2. I am proposing (if not to late) a group build covering the kits first produced in the years in which Airfix was still an independent company. Airfix ceased being an independent company in 1981. The rules would be simple, any item that was included in Airfix catalogues up to and including 1980. This would include kits first released by other companies, such as some of the larger cars and military vehicles. I would be largely depending on peoples honesty as to what was included in these catalogues, a makers mark inside the kit such as Airfix 1962 would be ideal. It doesn't matter if the kit you would like to build is a 2017 reboxing, the only thing that matters is that it was first boxed no later than 1980. Pre 1981 kits still available from Airfix include the 1/72 scale Mosquito, Halifax, Sherman and Tiger tanks. The use of after market parts and decals is permitted. Later releases of old kits with added sprues for different variants also welcome. If anyone would care to lend a hand with this I would grateful. CLARIFICATION OF RULES What's allowed? 1) Any kit included in any Airfix catalogue up to and including the 1980 catalogue. 2) For aircraft, All after market parts and decals with the exception of wings and fuselages. 3) Airfix kits first released no later than 1980 but in modern day boxings. 4) Updated versions of pre-1981 kits. Airfix occasionally added extra sprues of parts to update it's pre 1981 kits. All such parts with the exception of wings and fuselages are permitted. 5) For builds other than aircraft please use discretion and common sense when considering the use of aftermarket parts. For example aftermarket tracks, wheels or decking would be acceptable for a vehicle or ship while a aftermarket turret, hull or car body would not. The rule of thumb is that the bare bones or carcass of the model needs to be pre-1981 Airfix, whatever flesh is added to the bones is the choice of the builder. Notes. I believe or suspect that Airfix adopted a number of larger armour and other vehicle kits from extinct manufacturers. If these kits were present in the pre-1981 Airfix range then they are considered acceptable. This is largely to avoid any arguments over pedigree or dna. If interested names below please.
  3. Hi! I haven't posted here before, but having just finished a Supermarine Scimitar ... ...I decided to make 'Something Completely Different' to quote Monty Python! I've had this kit in 'The Stash' a couple of years now, so I thought it was time to put some glue to the plastic! This is once again supposed to be a fun project, so I don't want to go overboard with detailing etc. - ....just a little bit! Cheers Hans J
  4. I found this kit tucked away in my stash and thought that I would have a crack at a second entry for this GB, the time left is a bit tight but we'll see how we get on. As can be seen in the photos below, I must have planned a start at some point because the fuselage and wings are off the sprues. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  5. planecrazee

    Nakajima Newbie

    Hi folks, I've finally managed to get round to completing the Airfix 1/72 B5N2 Kate which I originally entered for the Carriers Ahoy GB but alas as is so often the case was unable to finish. The kit has been an absolute pleasure to build with excellent detail throughout and went together with the minimum of fuss and only a tiny bit of filler here and there. I used some new paints for me - a set of Japanese specific paints from AK Interactive and whilst I think the colours are excellent - I found the paint itself to be a bit lacking - almost too runny and too sticky in equal measure. Never mind - I persevered and I managed to use them ok. Built OOB with the addition of a montex mask set and I used some eduard seatbelts for the cockpit. The title of this thread relates to the fact that I've never built a Japanese aircraft until now so I hope I've done the type justice. I've gone a bit photo heavy I'm afraid as you'll see below. Please let me know what you think.
  6. Roger Newsome

    Hawker Typhoon 1B

    Next up is this...... I also have these paint masks from AML with me which is something I have never used before so we'll see how that goes.... Everything else straight out of the box. This is where I am at the moment
  7. As a diversion from my usual 144 Airliners, I'm joining this GB with the arrival of three kits from Jadlam A very nice Xtradecal sheet arrived from Lowestoft earlier in the week My aim is to build at least two of the kits together - the first one will be finished as J-2113 of the Swiss Air Force (Dubendorf 1951) and the second will probably be the Italian 4.28 from 1952. Perhaps they met at an Airshow in the early Fifties? Time to get started...………... Regards Mike
  8. Morning all So I have ended up with 3 kits on the go at once, not planned this way just happened. I started with the Airfix ME262 for which I also have the Eduard etch set, started out promisingly but the more I have done the less enjoyable this one has become for several reasons, firstly the kit fit has not been up to the recent new tool standards, wings halves not mating correctly, wing to body and engine to wing fit... well I'm still working on that. As you can see from the pictures this one has taken more filler so far than the last 3 kits put together! IMGA0209 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0211 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0210 by neil Connor, on Flickr Because the Airfix kit was starting to get under my skin I started the Eduard Spitfire mk9, this is a Profipack so no after market needed but I picked up some Techmod decals for Israeli and Egyptian aircraft, this is a fantastic kit, extremely detailed and overly complicated. IMGA0207 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0212 by neil Connor, on Flickr This one although going together nicely, does not lend itself for a quick build so I started a third kit. This being Revell P47 Thunderbolt 2013 rebox from 1990's moulds from what I can work out, So far I have spent maybe 60 minutes on this one so far and have been surprised how good the fit and detail is for such an old kit. Better than the new tool ME262? we'll see as I get further into it. IMGA0208 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0213 by neil Connor, on Flickr The only disappointment so far is the box art shows the aircraft with bombs and centre line fuel tank but the kit has 10 rocket and P38 fuel tanks on the wings, I may have to find replacements.
  9. Airfix’s 1980 kit of the 1/48 Mosquito FB VI converted to a Molins’ 57mm Mk XVIII ‘TseTse' sub-hunter. The main gun was a standard British Army 6 pounder anti-tank gun, fitted with an auto loader and could fire 25 rounds in 20 seconds! The .303 machine guns were reduced to 2 (for sighting purposes) and an additional 900 pounds of armour were added. 26 were so modified. The kit was rescribed, the small scoops and the carb intakes on the engine nacelles were opened up, and a scratch built gunsight, details and wiring were added to the cockpit. The propeller blades were reshaped and the spinner openings reduced. The mods required were adding the late style bulged canopy, removing the 20mm cannons and shell chutes, and replacing with brass tubing for the 57mm cannon, breech fairing from spare pieces of bombs and missiles, breech hatch and shell eject chute from plastic sheet, reinforced inboard flaps with strip, and adding additional armour plate to nose I used Eduard brass seatbelts, a Squadron vacuform late style bulged canopy, Griffon etch carb intake screens, and a lot of plastic sheet, strip, brass tubing, and assorted bomb/missile parts for the breech fairing. Paints are Tamiya Acrylic and markings are a mix of Aeromaster nationality, Barracudacal stencils, Aviaeology serials, and masking and painting for the “O”. Weathering is with oil paints and pastels. Hope you like.
  10. Hi all, This is my first wip I've done for a long time. Has a few on here know I've spent the last 10-15 years caring for both parents so time for modelling and posting pics up has been hard to come by. Unfortunately my Mum passed away suddenly and totally unexpected last August, something I'm still having trouble coming to terms with. Dad has not long passed away, after developing Pneumonia whilst in hospital, 6 months after Mum went. To say those 6 months have been very trying time is a under statement! I will say modelling has been a great help in getting me through the dark times, not forgetting looking in on here of coarse. Anyway enough of the waffle and onto the build! As soon as Airfix announced they were releasing a Sea Fury I knew I was going to have to build one, originally I was going to build it as a Iraqi one as I remember the one based at Duxford in those colours being taken by the scruff of the neck and flung round the sky, however as one is already being built on here I didn't want to bore folk with yet another so I've decided to do mine as a Cuban one see here, http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235034521-cuban-sea-furies/ First job was to sort out some known problems with the kit whilst I waited for my replacement starboard fuselage half. So cowl first up the engine cowl Nice gap! Ali hadn't released his resin cowl when i'd started my kit. So I filled the gaps up on both sides of the cowl with CA/talc. Using what i'd found out after looking in on Ali's site I re scribed the joint line in the correct position using this scriber and tape. Got to say that scriber is the best I've used to date. Then using my verlinden scribing template I redid the latches on the cowl. Just got to tidy things up a bit now. Also on my kit the port wing fold was short shot so instead of waiting for Airfix to send out yet another replacement part I decided to fix the problem myself. Used plasticard for the said fault. The end result. Will most likely require a bit more fettling after a coat of primer. Can anyone explain to me why my pics are so big and how to shrink them down please. Cheers, Tim.
  11. Well folks this one has sneaked up on me a bit! I got a sharp reminder while perusing the GB's for what was happening to see lots of you were piling in with some great choices. So with out further a do here's mine.... IMG_2743 by G DSC, on Flickr Box art from a 1992 issue made in France no less.... IMG_2744 by G DSC, on Flickr A big box full of bits, which i hope to make in to a Stirling shape! IMG_2745 by G DSC, on Flickr And, yes it does have the tractor and bomb trolley too. Looking forward to this immensly as i haven't made a 1/72 4 engine type in years. Cheers Greg
  12. Good evening Despite my best efforts to avoid joining this GB, I have been bullied into joining by stevej60 ! I threw myself on the mercy of the moderators in this GB hoping for a reprieve, but those hopes were sadly dashed. Therefore despite numerous unfinished builds littering all the current GBs I will be entering the kit below. Its the black plastic version which was all the rage at the time. I have a horrible feeling this may be one of the kits I've had the longest, so all the more fitting to build it for this historical GB Good luck to everyone in this GB. cheers Pat
  13. IanHx

    RNZAF Strikemaster

    This kit has been sitting on the shelf a bit... hmm, wonder if I can bag two group builds with 1 entry ? [ assuming the answer is a resounding 'no' , so choosing this one as it has longer dates ! ] Here's the obligatory "look ma, it ain't started" shot :
  14. Hello again. Getting ready to take a few days R&R. But before I do, here's something that I've thought about bring up for quite a while. Every now and then, on various sites, people ask about the very early F-14 Grumman Tomcats. Way back when, probably in the early 80's, I did this model of the #2 prototype Tomcat, used for weapons testing. The old Airfix kit was one of the first F-14 kits out, and it had SOME of the prototype characteristics, but not all. Also, about that time, someone came out in a magazine article and told about these prototypes, and how to do them. I forget the who and where, but I'm sure that I still have the info around, if anyone else just gotta... In any event here she is in all her (somewhat) faded glory, after to close to 40 years on the model shelf: Here is a picture of the data card submitted at her model contest debut, where I'm proud to say she took first in class! One of the tricky aspects was to reshape the wing gloves, and still keep the working wing-sweep mechanism. Here she is in the fast flight mode: And then wings extended for slower flight/maneuver: Next, note the modified wing glve outline, as well as the beefy early fuselage stiffeners: The altered wing glove outline was accomplished by cutting a sheet of Mattel vacuform plastic (the green I believe!), to the correct out line of the drawings, and then adding about 3/8" or 9mm to extend under the old wing gloves, where they were glued into place with CA. When the parts had dried, several applications of medium CA were flowed onto the new extensions -- each coat being allowed to dry -- and when enough thickness had been achieved, they were filed and sanded to final shape, resulting in wing gloves with new outline, and at least as strong as the original plastic. Of course, this was done before the top and bottom halves of the fuse were assembled. Also above, please note the half-round lights in the top and bottom of the wing gloves. These were round pieces of the appropriate plastic colors (LIte-Brite pegs, IIRC), installed into drilled holes, and then sanded smooth, then later masked to the half-round shape when painting. All the lights on the model were replaced with colored plastic bits -- no paints used. Also, the "2"'s on the tails were cut with an X-acto knife from black decal paper Below, another rear-quarter view showing the wing gloves, stiffeners, and the modified boat-tail: Another rear view with the wings extended: And with wings swept back. Note the parachute housing on the modified boat-tail, as well as the modified fuel dump: Right side view showing the open refueling probe, and some mods to the nose gear door: Some cockpit detail, and the rather naked fuel probe opening -- I had no photos of this area at that time: And a little more cockpit detail from the other side: Note that this was also before the act of dipping canopies into Future began, and the old girl is still paying the price! BTW, the yellowing areas are not attempts at weathering -- they are the result of applying MicroScale clear topcoat over the model, which because it was enamel-based, has begun to yellow. However, because this coat was very light on the model, it doesn't look nearly as bad as many others that were more heavily coated!. I now have an IMMUTABLE RULE -- no clear enamel topcoats ever!!! Next, the loaded-for-bear undersides: Not certain that all this was ever carried at one time, but it sure is impressive! One other note, at the time the model was originally built, it had no fuel tanks, nor had any other kits arrived on the market to steal from. I has to make my own masters -- and since no one had casting resin in those prehistoric days, I cast my own out of 70/30 lead/tin solder. Needless to say, over the years, the landing gear totally collapsed, and many years later, when some F-14 kit came out with correct fuel tanks, etc.,, I swapped out the tanks and the landing gear for the items you see now. One last shot of the nose: Note the scratched early under-nose fairing, as well as a "sort of" early style minigun cover. Now, I wish I had modeled the boarding steps, but oh well... Hope you enjoyed this trip in the way-back machine, when models were less-complicated, but some still sort of hold their own. I hope some of you will step up and make mine look bad -- can't wait to see YOUR results! Until then, Ed PS: while answer any questions after I return from R&R, but it may take a few days.
  15. Hi folk's,In all the year's of modelling I've never re-painted an old build until now,I was having a dust last week and a re-shuffle and was about to consign this to the bin as I was never really happy with it when I did it about four year's ago the colours I mixed were awful,I stripped the glazing of washed it after a light rub over with wet'ndry.Decal's were from Hasegawa here's the original. And the re-furb,thank's for looking in.
  16. 1903flight

    Shorts Skyvan

    I was think about what I could do for this group build - plant of Hawks and Tornados to choose from, but thanks to @Pete in Lincs, this turned up in the post today: I was think about adding this to the Airfix: The Golden Years GB build, but as I already have one in that group build and I will not be starting this until next week, the extra time in this group build could be useful. So as I plan to build this in Austrian colours, in fits here as well. I have tracked down and orders an etch set from IPMS Austria, so hoping to build with the ramp down.
  17. theplasticsurgeon

    Tim's NASA Skyvan- COMPLETED

    Joining you with this fine Shorts offering. To be completed as the NASA option. Purchased for £10, from Jet Age. Previously a donation from a visitor. Here are the parts.
  18. Ventora3300

    Bristol Fighter F.2B

    I'm feeling confident about finishing the Comet 4B now so here is the venerable Bristol Fighter F.2B to fill the gap for '1956' - confirmed on the Airfix Tribute Forum and Scalemates agrees. I've actually got two 'boxings' of this kit - one from 1962 in the well known 'Red Stripe' bag and one from 1987 in the 'no explosions / blueprint background' with different transfers for 5 Squadron. The box is / was still sealed and you can see that at one time in its career, it was on sale in Selfridges (no less) for £1.75. The older kit looks good with no flash but the transfers...! Those roundels look like eyes squinting sideways! Instructions are the traditional 'locate and cement' kind that actually educate you in all the aircraft terminology. Date inside the fuselage says 1957 - that makes the kit older than I am. Needs to be handled appropriately. I've decided to 'squirrel away' the early kit and build the later one - I'm not an antique dealer, honest! Here it is and it is from the period when the kits made in France - the plastic is more silver as opposed to silver-grey. Still a lack of flash though and the decals are good. I think I built the 'Dogfight Double' version of this first time round (last century) and this time I fancy trying some rigging (gulp) and a 'wood effect' on the prop - there have been bags of tips on BM.
  19. Hi all I have been doing a bit of this. I remember watching these fly in and out of Lydd Airport in the late 70s although not in Silver City livery along with Heralds and Viscounts. I am using the S&M Decals and the Aircraft is named City Of London. She is quite a biggie Here she is next to a Maquette 1/72 HP Dart Herald Sprayed with acrylic car paint, I don't usually spray paint but with something this large, I hope you will forgive me. Decals started This is the first time I have used the S&M Decals, They did crack in a few places but it might have been the sheer size of the decals or could well have been my fault. Oh dear This side went on better. I have been touching in the damaged bits to the decals with paint. Thanks for looking All the best Chris
  20. 1:72 Airfix Nimrod MR2P “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord.” - Book of Genesis X - 8-12 The Nimrod holds a special place in my memories as an aviation enthusiast. Although sadly I never did have the chance to see one in flight, my local airfield of Coventry, has Nimrod MR2P XV232 in a live, engine-running, near taxiable state. Having had the opportunity to witness her complete her engine runs close-up, and even on one occasion, take the co-pilot seat onboard for one such run, has implanted many experiences in my mind with this machine. There is no other describable feeling as sitting, feeling the nose oleo underneath you gently moving under the force of each Spey 250 being brought to full power in turn. She's a characterful aircraft, one that impresses with her size in person, and from every angle, she oozes that true, esoteric 'Cold War' look. A distinguished jet, having been very versatile and dependable in her decades of service, through MPA, SAR, ELINT/SIGINT, and proposed AEW roles. That shrill note as she runs up her Speys, and the orchestra changes from a screaming, to a Vulcan-reminiscent howling through her intakes as they reach full power, accompanied by the blackening efflux pouring into the air behind them. Truly powerful stuff! As such, it is my intention to document my tribute to this aircraft here. This is my first post under a new account (I couldn't log into my old one, seems I have misplaced my password all these years)! Since then, much has changed, the modeling interest had waned greatly, but it's slowly returning! Years have clocked on, skills have been learnt, techniques refined somewhat, spray cans finally ditched in favour of airbrush, and the burgeoning 'shelf-of-doom', which I am desperately trying to whittle away at. This Nimrod will be my fourth of the Airfix kit... The first built almost 6 years ago as a child over the course of a long weekend, brush painted, warts-and-all, filler was not heard of... The second finished in 2014-15 with spray-paint as XV244 and uploaded to the RFI on here (Photobucket links back then, so now in the abyss)... And the third finished with some pricey, but superb, Tamiya lacquers as XV232 in her current Hemp scheme about a year ago. So, what is the plan with this one? She will be finished with all manner of paints, in an undecided scheme at the moment. 206 Sqn special XZ284, 120 Sqn special XV260 are two possibilities, since I adore the Hemp/LAG and coloured fin combination. Although still 'pie-in-the-sky' at the moment, the plausibility of a post-major overhaul bare-metal stripped 'Rod is always present. Construction begins with small components of the airframe first. Flaps first. As you can see above, they have been glued and the edges have not yet been tidied up. As I write these words, they have been and are ready to add to the wings when all is ready. Some annoying slithers of flash between the fuel dump vents, but easily cleaned with a sharp blade and fine sandpaper. The nose wheel bay box was up next. I started with looking at reference photos and walkarounds to find some images of this bay. Detailing was added with sheet styrene for the wall ribs and for the protective hatch on the forward wall. There is some pitting in the butt-join of the ribs to the lower edge of the landing gear doors, folded upwards into the bay, that cannot be seen when the bay box is put together, so they need not be tidied up. Look at the second highest rib on the righthand of the two large panels and you will see a small pit that is hidden by the step between it and the gear door. Another view of the work on the nosewheel bay. Here you can see the majority of the plasticard work added from reference photos. Some of it is for a cosmetic purpose solely, i.e the smaller square and rectangular panels are to hide the holes in the original kit part for the cockpit sections on the reverse side. Here I have dryfitted the nose wheel components together. You can see how the T-shaped rib structure and smaller details under the nose leg are now inconveniently hidden from all but the most prying eyes. But some comfort can be taken in the fact they are indeed there, and with paint and weathering the details should show better. I have not added any wire or stretched-sprue cable details at this stage. The aerials on the gear doors folded inwards, will be added with the Eduard exterior panel photo-etch set on order. Here are the wheel components all glued, sanded and ready for further processing and detailing. The main gear wheels are fairly competent out of the box, with the exception of wheel tread. As far as I am aware no aftermarket manufacturer offers these details. Mastercaster's wheels are slightly more refined in the hubs, and contain better and less generic brake disc details, but still, no tread. They offer miles better nose wheels as well, with accurate tyre thickness, hub diameter, and seperate guards for the correct wheel. I will elect however to use the kit wheels for the moment. Nose wheels will be discarded and instead Alleycat Models' resin nosewheels (along with the SCP intake and fin correction) set, has been ordered to use instead. Alleycat's nosewheels are equally impressive and just as accurate as Mastercaster's set, but with the added correction parts and lack of, IMO, less necessary main wheels, makes it a better value purchase for a budding Nimrod modeller I think. Nose wheel leg in this view has another horizontal 'rung' added at the apex of the V-section, that needs to be faired in a little better once cured. A brief showing of the standard kit cockpit parts. Eduard sells a comprehensive PE set that covers the cockpit in detailed panels, seatbelts, and gauges (as well as adding detail to the nosewheel bay), but little will be seen from the windscreen panes. So I will elect to keep these standard parts. The bulkhead and cockpit door in the kit is too short in height so out of view, this is being detailed and enlarged with strip plastic details. With some IP decals, and some neat seat painting and scratched details, I think the Airfix offering is a good base point for further work. And finally the latest port of call on the journey of making a Mighty Hunter - the engine intakes. Airfix has received some criticisms in the past for their inaccurate representation of the intake tunnels. They are slightly too oval, the outboard intakes appear to have too little of a hump in the upper wing like the real thing, and from what I see, the lips of the intakes are slightly too pointed, not more blunted as they should be. The grille between the engine intakes is also of the wrong shape and no matter how you attach the wing halves, you will be left with an awful seam to clean. Thanks to the Eduard exterior set again, a new grille of the right shape is included. Filling in the grille detail on the kit, and applying the grille on top, or even drilling the kit grille out and attaching the PE grille on top, should provide a convincing alternative to this very-visible part of the model. I have seen people elect to drill out the cavity and make the grille from strip card which is something to consider also. Alleycat makes a comprehensive Engine Set for the Nimrod, which fixes a lot of the shape issues of the intakes. However, for the surgery involved in cutting the wing parts and the already tricky join between intakes, fuselage halves and bomb bay skirting without added resin, brings me to choose to make my own modifications instead. Early days yet, but a plan of action is being drawn. The upper panel 'humps' and NACA intakes will be attempted, the reverser grilles will be added from the Eduard PE and in the correct location, unlike the Airfix kit again. Underneath the intakes the Airfix representation of the is wrong, so that will be corrected by me with thin tubing and drilled holes. The intake lips will be sanded to try to make them blunter. In the image the intakes have been glued, and roughly sanded. They received a finer sanding, followed by a dip in white latex paint, and have been set aside to dry. I am in awe of the WIPs on here, and I make no promises as to the quality or regularity of posts on here, being just out of A-Levels and always wanting to escape to airbases - but hopefully this won't be another project that burns out and gets relegated to the shelf of doom! The Eduard external photoetch set, Alleycat resin wheels, SCP intake, fin, payload bay, and canopy set have been all ordered today - hopefully in due course they will arrive and work can really begin. George (formerly G-EORG - cheesy, right?).
  21. This kit is the 1/72 scale Airfix Messerschmitt Bf-109E from 1975. This poor fitting, rivet studded little beauty is rarely built these days, but I thought I’d give it a go. The overall dimensions look ok on this one, but some of the fit is not very good with huge gaps at the back of the canopy and a front windscreen that just sits too low. Assembly of this basic bird was a snap. Cockpit is just a featureless floor, seat, and instrument panel with raised discs for dials. Paint is Grau RLM 02 with a black panel. The only thing I added was a set of simple seatbelts made from Tamiya tape. Camouflage colors are Model Master enamels; Dunkelgrün RLM 71/ Grau RLM 02 splinter and Hellblau RLM 65. The decals in the 1975 kit weren’t all that sharp, and they were stuck fast to that 40 year old “protective” waxed paper they came with anyway. I had to try something else. The new tool Airfix 109E in my stash came with alternate German and Bulgarian insignia, so I raided that kit’s markings for Franz von Werra’s Battle of Britain aircraft. I don't agree 100% with the 1965 Profile Publications rendering (the colors and pattern of the wings camouflage and the red on the spinner, for example), but the painting is still inspirational! As for that canopy; detail on the kit part is vague and it doesn’t fit well. Also, von Werra’s aircraft was a Bf-109E-4, but the old Airfix kit is a Bf-109E-3, so the canopy was a slightly different design too. I opted to use a Hasegawa E-4 canopy from the scrap box instead. Fit was not quite perfect, but plastic shims fix things up well enough. After applying the RLM 65 Hellblau undersides and fuselage sides, I added von Werra’s distinctive white markings on the wingtips, tail, and nose. A brushed-on coat of Future glossed things up, then I added the markings. Unlike their decals from the 1970s, the decals that come with the new tool Airfix kits are first rate! With the installation of the more delicate kit exterior details and a coat of semi-gloss (5 parts Future to 2 parts Tamiya Flat Base), Airfix’s Old School 109 rivet monster is done!
  22. Painted with Humbrol and Vallejo acrylics
  23. Airfix 1/72 North American P-51D Mustang (55107). Miss Miami was assigned to Lieutenant Rep Jones of the 77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group at Kingscliffe. It was named after his home town in Florida. He completed his combat tour in April 1945, claiming seven kills (ground and air). The aircraft was scrapped in September 1945. Painted by brush using Humbrol Acrylics, Vallejo Model Color and AK Interactive True Metal. Decals by Microscale.
  24. As the title says, we have one of these in stock (and only one!) for £33! Once it's gone we won't get anymore! Please note this kit is too big for airmail https://mjwmodels.co.uk/air11005-172-avro-shackleton-aew2-5589-p.asp thanks Mike