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  1. I guess everyone has a "first build". When I got back into scale modeling, it was around 1988 I'd reckon. Our small Texas town (pop 5600) had a Winn's Variety store and they sold models. I don't remember anything but Monogram kits but there might've been others. I saw a Monogram 1/48 A-10 on the shelf and thought, why not try to build another model, now that I'm an adult? I bought it and some paints at a hobby shop in a nearby town. I also bought an airbrush; a Paasche Model H that I've used on every model so far. An old tinner "loaned" me an ancient air compressor that pulsed out ab
  2. I have always been a plastic aircraft modeller, but I have alawys been interested in sailing ship models, and have decided to take the plunge. The question is where to start? Solid hull, plank on frame? I welcome all suggestions/recommendations.
  3. Just finished my first build - it's a bit basic, but you have to start somewhere..
  4. Hello all! Casemate UK are sponsoring a group build on britmodeller and we distribute loads of modelling books (Kagero's etc), but do we really know what is involved in the art of creating and building these model kits? I decided that it was definitely time to give it a go and *attempt to* build my very first model! I have bought a 1:72 Scale Lancaster B.III Dambusters kit from Revell and will be posting my progress on here. Please feel free to let me know any hints or tips and feel free to tell me off for any blinding blunders and modelling faux-pas that I'm making - all advice will be
  5. Hey everyone, You can see my introduction thread here. So, everything has arrived. Got the cutting mat and some tools, it's all pretty exciting! The tweezers I pinched from some manicure set thing, I read that they can come in handy! Obligatory picture of the box (I think they are obligatory anyways, I see them a lot). Now this is all the sprues, more than I thought there would be. Felt a tad overwhelmed at this point, excited overwhelmed but enough to make me think 'this is gonna be hard'. Some individual sprue pictures, I'm loving all the detail in this. Even the figures head does
  6. Happy new year, fellow Britmodellers! After much lurking in the shadows, I bit the bullet, fired up the Dremel and connected up the Ol’ Harder ‘n Steenbeck… and lo, an Airfix Mig-15! (Almost OOB). A little artistic license in the undersurfaces being nice Russian blue prior to the crazy Koreans slathering on the matt black. Oh what fun it is to drill a 0.3mm hole and try and get some EZ line into it… and let’s not forget the hours on the carpet looking for the teeny tiny resin landing lights (so called “pickup pencil” my a**) Albion alloys micro tubes for guns. Airmodel seat buck
  7. This is my first post on this sight. This took about 2 years to complete, I used a dragon panzer IV and some gen 2 figures along with some garden material. Hope you enjoy my bit of the Russian front. URL=http://s1050.photobucket.com/user/bigyellowbus/media/57d04257bded10902c037ae2c8be7e18_zps0f003afc.jpg.html] Planning [/url] URL=http://s1050.photobucket.com/user/bigyellowbus/media/f925536ab6cff5a84c6b7b9f2955b2d5_zps06c8864c.jpg.html] First build [/url] URL=http://s1050.photobucket.com/user/bigyellowbus/media/d92713e3d20e6723df9954d9d1d25a35_zpsebe00894.jpg.html] The finished product
  8. I'm new here at britmodeller and thought that sharing my build here would be a good idea to present myself. My plan is to build a Lybian MIG-23ML using the MF version from trumpeter. To dress it up I have some AM from Eduard and the Aires ML cockpit and master pitot tube. The decals are from Blackbird decals and the individual will be 7202. Hope you like it and feel free to comment to make me feel welcome . Here is some pictures of what I have and what I’m aiming for. And a picture of the real thing: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Libya---Air/Mikoyan-Gurevich-MiG-23ML/1167950/L/&sid
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