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  1. Finished this Stuka yesterday as part of the Ju 87 GB, which ends in April. This plane was also my first entry ever into a group build! It's not a bad kit. The clear parts are the worst parts, they're narrower than the cockpit opening, so they don't sit properly over the opening.
  2. This is my most recent model, Hobby 2000's rebox of the Hasegawa Macchi C202 in 1:72. The model was brushpainted with Revell Aqua colours.
  3. Decided to begin building my first Italian fighter. I would have preferred it to be in 1:48, but Hannants didn't have the required decals, so I chose to buy the 1:72 version from Hobby 2000. Hobby 2000's Macchi is a rebox of the Hasegawa kit, with Cartograf decals and masks for the canopy. I don't have much modelling time since I began attending daylight hospital, so progress will be slow. Make sure to follow the topic if you're interested in seeing how this turns out.
  4. Hello there! About to start a new project here and I thought I would share every step with you. I have the intention of building all the new Tamiya kits that come out and I finding a way to integrate them into a (hopefully) cool diorama. The first kit in line is the Tamiya 1/48 SS-100 German Heavy Tractor. The build of that kit will be available soon on the thread for military vehicles. I made the decision that this diorama would take place at the Bologna airfield in 1944 because it is possible that the particular SS-100 I'm going to build was stationed there along with the recon Me109's of NAGr.11. So I had a SS-100 from a Flak unit and an me 109, now how to integrate them into an appealing diorama. Well, here is what I came up with so far, tell me what you think of it. Pretty packed scene, have to see if it's too much in the end or not. I'd be glad to recieve any criticism from any of you and will post future updates here once the diorama gets going. In the meantime I'll be giving regular updates on the German Tractor build on the other thread. Kind regards, Jack
  5. Finished the build at last. Pics of the finished product, with and without figures.
  6. First I have ever seen with a Malcolm Hood Also see she carries louvres over the breather plates https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154982663535025&set=gm.1950113208573917&type=3&theater
  7. Hi, Some vacu forms for today from my shelvs. And fighters, not secondliners. First is S.A.I. Ambrosini 207. She is in markings of 74 Escadrilla, 3 Stormo, 23 Gruppo, Regia Aeronautica, Cerveteri, Italy, July 1943. Markings are taken from a profile by Richard Ward, from a book "50 Fighters 1939-45", Aircam No. S17, Osprey Ltd, via Wing Palette. I am writing this full reference here, since no other sources about use of this type in 74 Escadrilla are know to me. S.A.I. 207 - This was a fighter - an example of concept of "light fighter": - like Caudron 714 or Miles M 20. All those concepts became not sucessfull, indeed. S.A.I 207, like others, saw also very limited use. One can read more about this type here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrosini_SAI.207 Now there is a nice kit of Ambrosini 207 in RS in 1/72 scale. However - I did this model many years before RS released it... it was in 1996. As basis I used a vacu model by Modelland - but this was model of next Ambrosini design - S.A.I. 403 Dardo. Dardo was just a single prototype. I basicly exclude prototypes from my collection, just to have some limits of my interest to models of military airplanes from 1935-45. With prototypes I will have to end up with 1000 models in stash... Here is this vacu form kit: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/72-ambrosini-sai-403-dardo-vacu-153029318 S.A.I. 403 was develpment of S.A.I 207 - its differs with wing, tail, front of fuselage... . Only. The conversion was a scratch work. One can compare plans for both S.A.I Ambrosini (207 and 403) and read more about this interesting and rather forgotten family of Italian fighters here: http://www.aviastar.org/air/italy/ambrosini_s-403.php http://www.aviastar.org/air/italy/ambrosini_s-207.php Comments welcomed Best regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  8. From Jane's: http://www.janes.com/article/32850/algerian-amphibious-ship-enters-the-water http://www.janes.com/article/42871/osn-delivers-algerian-navy-s-new-flagship What on earth are the Algerian's going to do with an LPD? Mike.
  9. This group build has been my main focus for this year and I have given it a lot of thought. I love the MTO and everything about it, it's probably the part of the war I read/know most about, so this GB was always going to be a tough decision! However I have avoided ny natural impulses to jump to malta with a trio of blue spits and gone for something I don't do often. I have always liked the following three AC's for their agressive and powerful looks, it must be the big radials strapped to the wings! They looks very American in my eyes, or a least how I see American aircraft looking, fast and powerful! Like class muscle cars.... but in the the sky.... So enough ramble here is the muscles Untitled by robert mulvey, on Flickr No I did not get the marauder for the 55p woolworths price tag. They are a mixed bag, the italieri one being of the lowest standard out of the three, but the will not be lots of clever rescribe work or detailing. ....I plan to get these finished! So the options I intend to complete. B-25 will be my first American airforce build, and in NMF which will be a first for me! Transfers are form the hase boxing of 'bottoms up ii'. This is also a little gift to the wife, she is a yoga teacher and supposedly this is a yoga move! Untitled by robert mulvey, on Flickr And she is also a fan of the pin up look on it and the colour.... its cool I am told bottomsup by robert mulvey, on Flickr An in game computer generated image off Google B25_DSC4312 by robert mulvey, on Flickr And a better view done by a much better modeller than me on JAM forum! As ever pictures found on Google but if anyone wants them removed then let me know and they are gone! Next is the airfix marauder and I must say I am really rather impressed with the amount of detail in this kit, especially considering the age. She will be done as the below SAAF marauder from the hannants Med twins part 1 sheet, which has had the great input of forum member Tony O'toole. Nice work Tony it's a cracking set. Untitled by robert mulvey, on Flickr Untitled by robert mulvey, on Flickr Untitled by robert mulvey, on Flickr And then finally it's the revell Boston, the best for detail and the newest out of the lot! It will be built OOB as it comes with a set for a RAF bomber in Italy. ... which is also on the Xtradecals set Untitled by robert mulvey, on Flickr So that's a south African, American and a brit all walk into a group build.... let's see what happens! Cheers Rob
  10. HI Guy's, A friend of mine is building an Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Vb and is planning on finishing it as an Italian Co-belligerent Air Force one. He is having some bother being able to confirm the colours these aircraft were finished in (at the minute we are going with dark earth/mid stone uppers with azure unders). We know that the Italian Spits came from a couple of different sources (some RAF some Yugoslav) and that might mean varied camo schemes but we were hoping someone would have some good info/pictures to help out. Many thanks in advance. Craig.
  11. Now I'm cmopleting the buid of the two kits I bought to make my tribute to the brave North Irish Horsemen. I've used the data picked up during my research in another topic "The North Irish Horse ride from Argenta Gap to the Po river" The kits are these ones: Chrchill Mk IV NA 75 and the Chrchill Mk IV The first of the many questions, I suppose, to come is the simpler one. The colour. Th instruction sheet refers to a Gunze H73 defined Dark Green. I usually do not use the Gunze colours preferring Tamiya mixed tO achieve the proper colour or the Life Colours or Xtracrylics. Anyway considering the war period I suppose it' quite similar to a olive drab than to the early war bronze green. It's correct? Thank you in advance Ezio
  12. During my research about the Commonwealth troops that freed Ferrara after the Argenta Gap battle I found the North Irish Horse equipped with several versions of Churchill tanks. For this Regiment there are two precious sites the North Irish Horse Stead and Steel and the THe North irish Horse. They were part of the 25th Tank Brigade and supported the 8th Indian Infantry Division in the advance towards Ferrara and the Po river. The city was cleared on the 23rd April, the St. George's Day that is the patron saint of Ferrara and of course of England. On 24th they finally arrived at the Po banks. Now, while I'm trying to summon the courage to face a Vulcan Vickers Mk. VI in 1/35, I make a little diversion with a NIH Churchill at Ferrara on Spring 1945. The kit I've ordered and I'm waiting is the Dragon Mk IV so now I have to identify one tank that reasonably could have been there. The A, B, C squadrons fought the Germans in the ouskirts and in the industrial area so the first difficult task is to identify a possible MK IV that seems not too much used on 1945 ..... maybe I chose the wrong kit!!!! Here are two useful links for the insignia and for the different versions and names. The best thing could be finding a picture but date I found nothing. Searching the huge IWM site I found the Churchill in Italy photos nos. all part of the NA series: 24306 19757 14981 24288 23276 24460 23920 23788 24738 23277 18151 17144 14974 24305-36 23556 23274 22499 23041 22739 Someone has something? All the best Ezio
  13. Dear Readers, In preparation for my Cold War ASW 212 build, I have been looking for the inside cabine pictures/drawings of this helicopter. Especially the seating and equipment arrangement that would have been installed on anti-submarine missions Have found absolutely nothing. Is there anybody around who has some detailed information regarding this "Secret" anti-submarine helicopter from the Peruvian/Italian/Greece/Turkey's Navy. Any info is welcomed. Highest Regards, Dirk
  14. My gesture of self-sacrifice for the modelling community - finished just in time Sword and then RS Models released their state-of-the-art Sagittario kits. Well, at least I wasn't then spoilt for choice and yes, I still managed to use a few Pavla parts (however, modified)... Some in-progress pictures:
  15. Here I show you a fast assembly kit, as this Italeri Autocannone. I built it some time ago, but didn't photograph it until recently, when I got to the beach early and made pics without crowds and curious tourists! in it's ambient, it looks much better.... hope you like it. You can see more pics plus a review in my blog; http://toysoldierchest.blogspot.com/2013/07/italeri-autocannone-3-ro-with-9053-aa.html
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