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  1. Hi, with help from Mike, the other mods and the review team I have been working on getting a walkaround section here on Britmodeller. This will hopefully contain the sort of detail shots only modellers need. ie the left handed widget on the Blackburn Wurlitzer etc. We are aiming for Aircraft, helicopters, Tanks, Softskins, airliners, Ships, Subs, Weapons, Ejection seats, ground equipment. Basically anything of interest to the modeller. Guys & gals this section will only be as good as the info we can get and post up. If you would like to contribute then please let me know. many thanks Julien
  2. Just read an e-mail from Wingnut Wings that says there will be a new model announcement at the IPMS nationals on Sunday! No idea what that could be.
  3. Hi all! I'm just getting back into plastic modeling, with a special interest in post WWII jet fighters. I've been doing a lot of web surfing looking for reviews and info about different aircraft, and it seems whenever I did a search, Britmodeller.com would show up in the first 5-10 links. So, after seeing how much knowledge can be found here, I decided I should go ahead and join! I look forward to joining the community.
  4. Today sees the launch of a new brand of Acrylic Lacquer paints from well-known company AK Interactive, which have been worked on in association with a number of respected aircraft and armour colour experts for over a year, including our own @Nick Millman. They have produced a range of colours that will be of great use to anyone making models of WWII aircraft or AFVs of the main protagonists in the European arena, namely Great Britain, America, Russia, and their foes Nazi Germany. Using their own knowledge of paint manufacture and formulation, coupled with the named experts (you'll see those names later on), they are more than a little bit proud to launch the range, which is accompanied by a book on the subject that looks to be well worth a read. At time of writing we are waiting for our samples, plus a copy of the book, but from looking at the pre-release publicity material, it all looks very interesting. If you scroll to the bottom there are some useful links to the initial range of paints and other information, so you can see all the shades that will be available initially, and if you visit their site you should be able to see the new racks with the branding on so that you can hunt them down in your local bricks & mortar model shop if you're not ordering online. You should be able to buy the pots individually or in themed sets, and as well as the Real Color AIR sets, there are also a range of Real Color AFVs coming too, with 133 available AIR and a further 114 in AFV flavours. If you're feeling flush you can buy the whole set in one fell swoop, which will ensure you have every colour to hand plus their clear coats right from the outset. The formulation is suitable for use their own thinners which are odourless (always good), and other thinners that can be used with non-latex acrylic paint formulations. The pots are glass, and contain 10ml of paint with a textured lid that makes it easier to remove, and the details of the paint colour and number are easily seen on the colourful labels. To accompany the range of paints, AK have also launched two books, entitled Real Colors of WWII Air and Real Colors of WWII AFV, which are a companion to the colours, and have a serious quantity of information and colour photographs that will amuse you for hours, and serve as a reference for future use. You can see details of both volumes here, but we have reproduced a few pages of the Air edition here in case you're short of time. You can find a handy PDF conversion sheet here, the full release information and range of paints can be seen on their dedicated website here along with information about how to use them, the names of the collaborators, and how they went about selecting shades for "The Accuracy". We're really looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labours, and will report back in due course when we have the paints and books to hand. Thanks to Fernando at AK for the information, and to all the people that took part in this expedition into colour accuracy.
  5. Well, right on cue after an upgrade to the system software we are currently under attack from a group of IPs that are synonymous with various malicious attacks on servers. Funny that, isn't it? We're working with our Hosts, US cyber security and their British equivalent over here to collate evidence with a view to pressing charges both on the people perpetrating the attack, and those requesting and paying for it. These days you can commission this kind of attack quite cheaply if you know where to look, I believe. We're also speaking to our solicitors to orchestrate the defence of our server, and will be pursuing this further once we have all the evidence in hand. In the meantime, please accept our apologies for the delay in loading pages until they're locked off. They're also trying to Brute Force our email server, so that's being combatted too. By all means offer us a bit of sympathy for having to put up with this crap again, but don't launch into any rants about their mental state, parental status, or moral compass on here. Do it by PM by all means, and as before if you are aware of any evidence on these attacks that would help us stop them, it is your moral obligation to let us know, as this is motivated purely by malice, but the real victims are you the members.
  6. Our March Specials are now live. We have fiver new tools for people to look at this month all a more than 25% off A really nice set of 5 Tweesers , A useful Diamond Reamer set, a flexible Wire. Bending tools and a Small and large wire/etch bending mandrill. Get them quick we only have limited quantities of these tools at the moment See them all here: March Specials........ Ta, Paul
  7. Begemot Decals have announced their latest decal sheet for the BIG Mig-29, which is a replacement to the often poorly researched or incomplete stencils that accompany a kit decal sheet. Coded 32-006 it contains a full stencil decal set for the Mig-29 for the aircraft and armament. It provides stencils for the standard grey-green camouflage and also for four-tone low altitude camouflage. If you've got the older Revell or the more modern Trumpeter kits, these could be just what you're looking for More info here.
  8. We've got four excellent New Plastic Model Kits From Academy Models to show you, including a 1/72 SR-71 Blackbird with GTD-21 Drone, a Russian T-34/76 Factory No.183 in 1/32 and two Modeller's Edition ship kits: The USS Missouri BB-63 & USS Enterprise CV-6 both in 1/700 Scale. See more details below.
  9. Greetings gents, It seems I have forgotten to introduce myself so here goes. My name is Ryan and I'm originally from California but moved up to Vancouver Canada and was able to get into the hobby as of late 2015. I have always had a fascination with Aircraft particularly Military aircraft from both now and WW2. My father took me to a few airshows when I was younger and I happened to live next to an Air national guard base filled with F-16s taking off every single day for their practice drills. I built my first model at the age of 9 after seeing a 1/48th scale F/A-18A Blue angels sitting on the shelf in my local pawn shop and quickly begged my Dad to get it for me. As you might imagine at that age I wasn't able to build it properly especially building it on my own. All I had was the cement and no paint whatsoever but I was proud of it and displayed it in my room. It wasn't till now that I took the hobby seriously so that I could have something more productive to do rather than sitting around playing xbox in my spare time and I find it therapeutic at times and helps me eliminate stress after work. so far I have just been reading as many reviews and build posts to try and learn new techniques for when I build and so far I have seen a steady improvement. I will take all the advice I can get from here so please don't be afraid to tell it like it is and point out mistakes I look forward to meeting everyone. cheers.
  10. I've been looking around for a really good, but reasonably priced range of paint brushes for a while... I accidentally ordered the wrong brush set from one of my suppliers recently and it turns out that they are superb. So, now we have getting on for 50 different paint brushes on order, plus a few brush sets. Hopefully they will be arriving in a week or so and will post more information then. Thanks, Paul
  11. Airfix's 4th(?) foray into blue-nosed Mustangs. I'm sure we're all familiar with the plastic, so here's the new bits: Box art: Painting guide: Cartograf decal sheet:
  12. It has been recognised by the moderation team that there was no dedicated Figure Modelling section on here, but with the growth of posts in this area over recent times, we have now decided to add a dedicated area for figure modellers to engage in discussion, post your Work In Progress (WIP), and Ready For Inspection (RFI) builds.
  13. Well, we did it. We upgraded, and apart from a little hiccup that took support a few minutes to deal with, it went pretty smoothly. I could have just switched the forums back on last night at around 9pm BST, but I decided to let the forum rebuild all the indexes so that Streams (new custom searches you can save) and searches worked better, but as we're still only a quarter of the way through some ridiculous figure with commas everywhere (something like 2.4m???) I got lonely and decided to put the board back online. We'll have some glitches to sort out, and we'll be adding new things here & there, some of which will be costing money but we're going to go at it slowly and surely, to make sure we get it right. Further down the line we're considering a tweak to the logo, a new colour scheme that comes with some fancy new features include a sliding menu so you don't have to scroll to the top to use it, and a new home page that is self-updating with the latest reviews, content and so forth. In the meantime however, we're going to get the basics right. The main priority is to get everyone up to speed with the software and able to post without freaking out like happened last time to one or two people. I've already posted some How-To FAQs in the FAQ section (no surprise there!), so have a read, especially if you're wondering where the little Polaroid picture of the tree went. From a member's point of view the View New Content (VNC) button will be a bit iffy until we're back in the swing of things, so if you can't find any new content, but know where you want to look, go to the forum from the Home menu, and snuffle about in the forum you were thinking of to find it. once you've posted in that topic, it'll show up on the VNC list, and you won't have to go searching. You can also check back on the "My Content" menu that pops up when you click on your User Name at the top right of the forum. Have an explore and familiarise yourself with the new layout, and rest easy knowing that there isn't much that you can do that we can't undo for you Enhance your calm, dive in, and before too long you'll wonder what you were worried about. incidentally, if you're looking at the VNC listing and it looks a bit spaced out, just click the "Condensed" button at the top right of its box, and it will trim some space away for you.
  14. Evening all, There's plenty of folk who've been ahead of me with this so will spare on the details. Just wanted to share my rendition of the new tool 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Vb, built straight out of the box with the markings for the restored aircraft from the Historic Aircraft Collection at Duxford. As its a restored aircraft I've applied almost no weathering as all the pics I've looked at seem to show the aircraft being kept in a very clean condition. Only thing the eagle-eyed among you will notice is I'm missing the rear view mirror.....blame the carpet monster! Will be fabricating a replacement. My only gripe.....that undercarriage attachment....aaaarrggh! Horrible. And yes, young Nigel does have a moustache!! All comments, suggestions etc gratefully received, good and bad, it all helps. Rgds, Eng
  15. The new Avro Shackleton in 1/72 scale from Airfix is back in stock at Wonderland Models! If you missed out the first time round, now is your chance to grab this fantastic and popular model kit.
  16. We Have had a restock of the Miniart Range Plus 4 New Releases MIN35195 - Miniart 1:35 - US Army Bulldozer £36.99 MIN35192 - Miniart 1:35 - German Artillery Crew (Special Edition) £8.99 MIN35176 - Miniart 1:35 - Rest On Motorcycle £16.99 MIN35164 - Miniart 1:35 - GAZ-05 194 Ambulance £36.99 Click On The Link Below To Go To The Full Range Of Miniart http://www.creativemodels.co.uk/miniart-m-46.html
  17. Evening, Another one now clear of the bench! This is Airfix latest incarnation of the Harrier GR.3, a lovely kit with the only flaw being the fin is slightly too short. There is a resin drop-in replacement now available to correct this, however on my build there's a bit of a tale of woe here! As soon as I bought this I couldnt wait to start it, and decided straight away to cut the fin and extend it with sheet plasticard myself (no resin available at this point). All went well, the fin was corrected using a 1/72 scale drawing, and progress continued apace until I was about to start decalling. When I looked at the paint guide again I realised what the niggling issue was that had been at the back of my mind since the fin surgery........I'd cut out the fwd RWR antenna and hadn't put it back in! Arrrggh.... I ended up taking the fin out of another Airfix GR.3 (yes I bought more than one, and by now had a replacement resin fin!), carefully cutting out the RWR along the panel line and splicing this into a notch cut in my now painted build. Fortunately I managed to minimise the damage to paintwork and a quick re-spray of the top of the fin put me back on track. Anyway her she is out of the box, including the decals, apart from a LGB and a 1000lb bomb from the Revell Tornado GR.1, to liven up the warlord - Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions, good and bad. Thanks for looking. Rgds, Eng
  18. Combo Pigment & Colour Sets Lifecolor Lifecolor are well known for their acrylic paint sets which provide all the colours you'll need for the subject covered. Well time moves on, and with new techniques coming to the fore, they have begun creating combination sets that contaion both the colours you'll need to paint the subject, and the pigments that you will need to complete the job. The first release of three sets is detailed below, and the new pigments have the prefix PG for ease of discrimination: Israeli Army This set is perfectly timed to coincide with all those Merkava kits that are coming out at present. It contains three base colours and three pigments as follows: Golan Dark Earth (PG101), Sinai Sand (PG101), Lebanon Dust (PG103), IDF Sandgrey 1 (UA901), IDF Sandgrey 2 (UA902), UDF Green (UA903) Tracks Painting and weathering realistic tracks can be a difficult task, but this set contains three base colours to paint your tracks, and three pigments to weather them up after. The addition of the Rubber colour is especially welcome, as it is a very nice brown grey that gives a good representation of the real thing. Reflecting Agent (PG110), Dry Dust (PG105), Damp Dust (PG106), Rubber Track (UA904), Intermediate Wear (UA905), Old Track (UA906) Rust Rust is another technique that takes some mastering, and this set is here to help. It contains the basic three shades of rust, which are then modulated by three pigment tones to break up the colour and add realism. There is no substitute for studying references to get rust effects right, and there are six photos on the boxtop that will give you a good start, although there are myriad photos available on the 'net to assist you. Eroding Burned Rust (PG107), Oxidation State (PG108), Weathering Marks (PG109), Burned Rust (UA907), Corroded Rust (908), Streaking Rust (UA909) Mud & Dust Mud and dust are found in large quantities on any vehicle that has been in-theatre for some time, despite the best efforts of crew, wind and rain, showing different colours and effects depending on conditions and terrain. A four-panel pictorial instruction is included on the rear of the box, along with captions giving extra information, which helps to make the process more clear. N.Europe Dry Mud (PG114), Red Dry Mud (PG115), S.Europe Dry Mud (PG116), N.Europe Dark Mud (UA913), Red Mud (UA914), S.Europe Mud (UA915) N.Europe Dust (PG111), E.Europe Dust (PG112), S.Europe Dust (PG113), N.Europe Dust (UA910), E.Europe Dust (UA911), S.Europe Dust (UA912) Lichen & Moss A set of four pigment powders and two fixers for your dioramas that are over-grown or unkempt. Sprout Green (POW01), Lush Plant (POW02), Fall Season (POW03), Rotten Plant (POW04), Gloss Lime Fixer (FF01), Gloss Muddy Fixer (FF02) Algae For wet & slimy areas of your models and dioramas. Luxuriant Green (POW05), Full-Blown Green (POW06), Blight Plant (POW07), Dried Plant (POW08), Gloss Dirty Green Fixer (FF03), Gloss Yellow Green Fixer (FF04) Burned Not strictly a Combo set, but as it includes pigment, it's here. Five burned colours and one ash pigment for burned out vehicles and buildings. Blackened Umber (UA758), Exhausted Umber (UA759), Rusted Umber (UA760), Burned Stains (UA761), Incinerated White (UA762), Ash (PG117) Conclusion Very helpful sets, especially for those that have yet to venture into the world of weathering and adding realism. careful painting and weathering should always be accompanied by reference to how the real items look, so study photos of the real thing before trying these techniques, and it will pay dividends. Look out for more sets soon. highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  19. Hey I'm currently trying to get the replacement parts of a Buccaneer canopy (1/72) and a Wellington prop (1/72). I don't have the parts numbers and Airfix has asked me for them. Can anyone help? If not - the Lancaster prop number (and I'll get 2)? Anyone know how much their parts cost too? Thanks
  20. We have just released 4 new 1/48 scale products for December as follows: #48251 - WWII Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot, Mid-Late War (sculpted by Mike Good) #48252 - Fw 190A-F Prop & Spinner, VDM 9-12067A Metal Blades also includes 12 & 14 bladed fans (for Hasegawa kits) #48253 - Fw 190A-F Prop & Spinner, VDM 9-12153A Metal Blades with External Weights also includes 12 & 14 bladed fans (for Hasegawa kits) #48254 - Fw 190A-F Prop & Spinner, VDM 9-12176A Wide Wooden Blades also includes 12 & 14 bladed fans (for Hasegawa kits) These products are now shipping and may be viewed on our website at http://www.ultracast.ca Kevin McLaughlin Ultracast info@ultracast.ca http://www.ultracast.ca
  21. AvantGarde Model Kits - 2014 releases , From their facebook page; 1/48 FM CM.170 1/48 MIG-31 Foxhound 1/48 Convair F-106A Delta Dart 1/48 F-14 Tomcat Family 1/48 Fiat G.91 https://www.facebook.com/AMKHOBBY?hc_location=stream Julien
  22. A Sophisticated War Machine Leopard 1 A3/A4 TOKYO, Oct. 11, 2013 – MENG has announced a new kit numbered TS-007 – the German main battle tank Leopard 1 A3/A4 in the 53rd All Japan Model & Hobby Show. Test shots and samples are displayed in the show, which means this TS-007 project is undergoing tests and it will be available pretty soon. Leopard 1 MBT features extraordinary reliability and excellent tactical mobility. It was a standard equipment of European troops and it served in more than 10 countries in the world. The Leopard 1 A3 incorporated all the improvements of the Leopard 1 A2 but with a new welded turret of spaced armor with a wedge-shaped gun mantlet. The turret rear stowage bin was incorporated into the contour of the turret. The loader's periscope was movable in both elevation and azimuth. The Leopard 1 A4 was fitted with the same turret as Leopard 1 A3, but had an integrated fire-control system which helped the tank attack distant targets more accurately. This TS-007 plastic model is 269.5mm in total length and 97mm in width. This kit consists of 471 plastic parts on 23 sprues and 10 PE parts on 2 PE frets. Periscopes and lights are provided with clear parts; all hatches can be modeled open or closed; armor protection for periscope and grilles for engine compartment can be precisely presented with PE parts; track links and one-piece TPE tracks are included; three options (German Leopard 1 A3/A4 or Greek Leopard 1 A3) are provided.
  23. Hi all, Please don't be too judge mental, but I thought I'd share my first attempt at one of the new tooling typhoons that Airfix have recently released. And what a fantastic kit it is, feel bad for not letting it go to someone who knows what they're doing a little better... Haha. But anyway, here she is! I made the starter kit version as that was the only one I could find(and still haven't seen a "normal" boxed kit since) at the Hendon model show. The paints were the ones complimentary with the kit, and in hindsight I wish that I had used the Revell acrylics that I'm used to but C'est la vie! The decals were great, hardly any silvering from them at all. Sadly for all of you I was too excited to get building and so didn't have time to stop, and take pictures in-between assembly stages, this kit was built in a night(and early morning, if you want to get technical) Here she is! The water splodges were sorted, one thing I shall do on the next one is cut the film on the decal so I don't get a mini tent on the side(under the "H") Enjoy All the best GuidoKM
  24. Hi all, This isn't really a build thread of this kit, more of a place where I'll be posting things to look out for if you build this kit. Such as fit problems, ejector pin marks, stuff like that. I should also note that I will be building this model wheels up because of a lack of space, so I wont be commenting on those areas. Having started this kit today I haven't fitted anything really. Only the ends of the bomb bay roof. And being a brush painter it may take me a while. So the only thing in this post is ejector marks on the floor (The other side of the bomb bay) and on the right hand side of the fuselage. This picture shows the floor and there are five ejector marks, I feel these could easily be seen through the canopy if left untreated. These aren't the only ejector marks on the floor but I feel the only ones that would likely be seen. Also after opening the holes for the motor that is mounted in the bomb bay I refilled the holes on the floor side. This picture shows the righthand fuselage with three ejector marks, the one that concerns me is the one in the middle of the side panel, although in fairness the panel is flat enough for me not to amend it as a decal will cover it over. The other ejector marks I believe wont be seen, these are also present on the other fuselage half but again I feel they wont be seen. TTFN Ashley.
  25. Looks like Trumpeter are really going to town on the Russian theme Box art is up on Armorama, no release date yet but i have a feeling that this will be good :-)
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