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  1. Hello all, my Tamiya 1/48 scale Nighthawk is ready for a gloss coat and decals. Unfortunately the kit decals are bad and beyond my help. They shatter into pieces when soaked with water, despite my best efforts with Microscale "Liquid Decal". My original plan was to finish the model as #828 (colonel Anthony "Tony" Tolin's personal aircraft) in the markings she wore on April 21st, 1990 when F-117A was put on display for the very first time. The internet, books and magazines are loaded with photos of this aircraft. Instead I'm going to use Caracal's excellent d
  2. Hi All, I don't seem to recall ever posting a W.I.P. on BM, which is very remiss of me, so I thought I'd share my current build - Airfix's 1/48 Tornado GR.1 in the 'Desert Storm' Boxing. It's a kit that doesn't seem to have much of a good reputation. the fit is indeed awful, but so far I've enjoyed it - so much so that I've ordered another GR.1A, a GR.1B, a GR.4 and an F.3... It's been pretty much OOB, with the addition of a PE cockpit, and although I've kept the raised panel lines on this one I have rescribed the missing detail along the seam
  3. Hasegawa 1/48 F-15c, 58th TFS Desert Storm January 1991. Mig kill by Capt. "Chuck" McGill USMC exchange pilot, resin seat, Aires exhaust, Eduard cockpit PE
  4. Are you talking to me? Here's my latest off the workbench - it took a little more than 9 months in the making, mostly because I'm slow. A short summary of the project first KIT: Italeri 1:72 A-10A/C Thunderbolt II N.1376 AIRFRAME: Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 79-0196, 23rd TFW, 74th TFS Flying Tigers, while stationed at King Fahd Air Base in 1991, during Operation Desert Storm MARKINGS: kit decals, except for the blue fin edges. These were airbrushed, while the white lightnings with the squadron number were cut off the original decals. The It
  5. Desert Storm Volume 1: The Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait & Operation Desert Shield 1990-91 ISBN : 9781911628224 Helion & Company via Casemate UK On the 2nd of August 1990 the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait began when their Air Force bombed Kuwait City, this was closely followed by the Republican Guard following on the ground. Although the Kuwaiti military did their best they were quickly overwhelmed and Iraqi occupied Kuwait in a matter of days. All of this was played out to some part in the worlds media as this would be the first full on conflict to be "l
  6. Hallo again Here is my Tornado. The kit was Revell. Moreover, from my friend I got a very old kit with Zeppelin tanks. I did the desert pink, because here you can show weathering! I wanted to show a real a/c. It is not 100% accurate, but I was at this time satisfied with it. B.T.W. the engine of the Tornado was at this time the most sophisticated and reliable jet engine of the world. Happy modelling
  7. At some point I might get into a detailed discussion of why I've decided to concentrate solely on Matchbox kits as far as 1:72 aircraft go, but the basic reason is that I actually enjoy making models from basic kits. I like to make corrections, and scratchbuild details, and Matchbox give you plenty of scope for that. There is still a part of me that understands the appeal of state of the art kits, and high quality resin and PE detail sets, but I'm going to keep all that to 1:48. In the smaller scale for me, from now on it's Matchbox or nothing! Matchbox were one of the first manufactures to
  8. Finally finished it! Quite an awful kit which requires lots of extra work and some aftermarket goodies - Eduard PE's and Matra Magic II missiles, Master pitot tube, L'Arsenal resin Raphael SLAR pod and Colorado decals. But in the end it's a great looking jet Best regards from Czech and happy New Year to everyone. Andrew
  9. Hello Chaps, I'm just playing catch up with posting my last few builds, since the issue with Photobucket preventing 3rd party sharing. Well, now that I've figured out an alternative solution, I'm happy to be back and able to share again. This build I completed on May 15th of this year (2017), and it so happens that the Tornado is my most favorite British used strike aircraft of the modern era, but after 3 years of building models, I've only just gotten around to building one. Because it's my favorite British used strike aircraft, I decided to do something co
  10. Well it's finished(!) one Jaguar GR.1 by Italeri in 1/72 scale with Pavla cockpit and ejection seat. Minor modifications made from bored out rear vents to custom nose cone using clear plastic. Primed with Humbrol acrylic grey undercoat from a spray can, followed by Tamiya paints, Humbrol Clear and Vallejo Matt Varnish after decals and weathering (oil paint wash with turp substitute). WIP here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007242-jaguar-gr1-172-italeri-operation-granby/#entry2466792 Comments welcome as always and I hope you enjoy the pictures. James
  11. Good evening fellow BM's. I have decided to let you all into the hell that is my Italeri 1/72 Jaguar GR.1. I have had nothing but trouble with this kit and it's nearly gone in the bin on a few occasions. The build is mostly OOB with the exception of a Pavla cockpit set which needed quite a bit of fettling to get in place. Perhaps the casts are getting old or this is just a bad example but there's copious flash, poorly aligned seems and just bad fitting throughout. The pictures start at the priming stage: Poor fitting intakes, front nose section and gun module. The result so far is far from
  12. So A levels were about as fun as I'd expected but now they've finished I've celebrated the start of the summer with this Tamiya Challenger 1 in Desert Storm scheme, built with the up-armoured skirts- it was a great kit that I have absolutely no complaints about, it also comes with a great commander figure that I have built and will at some point paint and place in the open hatch. Done mostly in Tamiya acrylics with Citadel washes for weathering. I tried to use the washes to build up a multi-shaded impression of sandy dirt on the hull. I believe the kit dates to the 80s originally, and is super
  13. Hey guys, There's talk here and there about Italeri's re-release of the A-10 in A-10C guise, but not much detail. Anyway, I ended up buying the kit at the LHS (couldn't resist the box art) and I decided to do a quick review so you'll know what you're getting into. The boxing in question: The kit comes in three sprues, two main and one clear, a really nice decal sheet with a decent amount of stencils and markings for four aircraft. Note that this kit includes decals for a decent approximation of the -A and -C instrument panel. However, the kit instrument panels have raised detail that only
  14. Hello, under assessment I give the last model: Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer - operation Granby "Desert Storm" 1991 Irak - WX533 - "Glanfarclas" from Lossiemouth Added: Eduard PE exterior/interior, resin cockpit - Neomega, pitot and refueling probe - Master, AIM-9 - Eduard resin, PaveSpike - Hasegawa, decals - ModelAlliance - MA 48100. Engraved missing lines, corrected bays wheels. I invite you to opinion
  15. So in our Dutch Opschaal.net forum we decided to have a Group Build to mark the 25th Anniversary of Desert Storm.. And what says more Desert Storm than a Jaguar? The kit I have is Kitty Hawk's.. that's right.. a proper job. And to complicate things further I will be using Aires.. and some Quickboost, but that almost never gives a problem.. So a bad fitting kit with some more bad fitting resin.. Wanna join me? Review of the kit here.. Nice manual with seperate correction sheet because they forgot some steps.. Darn.. wrong Aires pit (French Jaguar), wheelbays and speedbrakes since they
  16. Good morning, 25 years ago, Desert Storm started. One of the many players in it was the "Bradley" APC (or IFV?). Well, since I usually don't do military modelling, I guess you know much more about than I do anyway! The kit is from Revell, and built OOB, except the antennaes. Fitting was good, just had some problems with the tracks. But I guess it was due to my poor experience. Painting was done with Modelmaster Marines Desert Sand, weathering was some filtering and washing with oil colours. All in all, a nice kit, which can be recommanded. As this is one of my few military t
  17. Certainly not a straight forward build, i had a few problems with the xtracrylix paint and also the aftermarket decals were extremely fragile. Also had problems with the sidewinder mount, i ended up ditching the sidewinders as theyre not that great. Anyway, we got there in the end, so here she is. I knew i would forget to take the masks of the targeting pod! And I noticed on the pics that one of the lights on the gear door had fallen off, luckily i found it on the floor and has now been glued back on. Kit: Revell Scale: 1/48 Type: Tornado IDS Extras used: decals, eduard photoetch cockpit an
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