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  1. Dragon Panzer IV Ausf H Hi Everyone, pretty pleased with how this came out and really enjoyed being part of the Panzer IV group build. The Dragon kit was a fun build even with tricky instructions and loads of parts (not all necessary in my opinion) however, the detailing and the zimmerit effect is excellent and I will certainly try another Dragon kit in future. Thanks for looking Build can be found here Yetifans Panzer IV Ausf H WIP Thread
  2. Hello, No sooner do I put my Special Hobby Tempest to bed, than the largest model box I have yet to see lands on my doorstep. My goal is a medium-weathered, semi-see through, Lancaster B Mk 1. I fully expect someone to come up with vinyl masks for R5868 at some point, and when they do, I shall strike! Failing that, I I'm sure Mal's Miracle Masks (or similar) can be induced to create something appropriate. I can do sprue shots if you *really* want but you all know what it looks like. Back to work for now. Emerson, Lake and Palmer to keep me sane...
  3. Marklo

    AT & T DH4a

    Since this is now taking most of my modelling time I thought I'd post a WIP thread. I'm building a Roden 1/48 DH4a in Aircraft Transport & Travel Livery Blue and Silver although opinion is divided as to wether it should be Black and Silver. I like hte blue so that's what I'm going to run with. First bit of assembley. It's a nice kit with sharp mouldings but everything is very thin and I had a lot of issues with alignments and fits. Not for beginners. Some prelimary paint work and breaking out the oil paints for some wood effects. Teeny tiny eylets (1mm OD) attached to the undercariage for rigging wires Rigging of same in progress Wheels on definitely needs a bit of cleaning up and retouching. Vertcal tail added. I'd have put the upper desk on the Cat (my avatar btw, hes 20 so I suppose I have to forgive him his foibles) knocked it off the desk and I can't find it. Not the rug in the room I model in is a very short pile so it's more space time anomaly than carpet monster. However as the Roden kit comes with all the parts for the DH4 bomber ( and about 10 other variants) , if I can't find the decking I can always use the one from that version with just a little cutting.
  4. Hi Everyone, Really looking forward to this and have decided to go way outside my comfort zone and decided to take on a Dragon Have recently built the Tamiya Panzer IV Ausf J so will be really interesting to see what the differences are between the two. The first and most obvious one is ....... LOTS OF PARTS! OMG the box was packed. Feeling a bit nervous now! The detailing looks good and the pre moulded zimmerit looks excellent. I’m quite pleased that they are rubber band tracks, the MENG single link tracks on my Panther Ausf A Late are sending me round the twist. Out with the family tomorrow but will be starting to open the bags on Sunday. Will be OOB and a three colour paint job. Thanks for looking and good luck to everyone in the STGB
  5. Airfix P40N Russian Lend lease Markings 20th GIAP (Guards Fighter Regiment) My first RFI on Britmodeller. A quick Mojo restorer as part of an Impromptu Group Build on the Irish IPMS website. Markings are a mix of spares box and hand painted. Weathering on the distemper is based on the fact that the various version of the scheme on hte web show different white areas so I did my own thing. Thanks for looking
  6. Hi all and here's my last finish for 2018. I built this one OOB as part of a 'Secret' GB on a Facebook modelling group page - the rules were simple; you couldn't tell or show anyone what you were building! That worked fine for me as the kit was a Christmas present for my neighbour who's a relation of Sir Ernest Shackleton. I wanted to say thanks for all his help during the year (taking in parcel deliveries when we're not home/cutting our verge to name just two) and thought this would be nicer than a bottle of wine. I dropped the kit around to him on Christmas night and he was absolutely gobsmacked with it - he never knew there was a plane named after his famous relative. He was like a big kid, asking me all about the kit and the hobby. Overall, the kit fitted together nicely and the wing spar gives a really strong, positive wing-to-fuselage join. The decals were great but some of the instruction steps could be clearer. e.g. for the props which meant the spinners aren't 100% flush. Also, the u/c parts could be a lot simpler - trying to align 5 parts with their mounting holes was a But she looks like a Shackleton and I'm happy how it turned out. And building for someone else was great fun too. Revell_Shackleton_AEW_2_ (1) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_Shackleton_AEW_2_ (2) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_Shackleton_AEW_2_ (3) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_Shackleton_AEW_2_ (4) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_Shackleton_AEW_2_(8) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_Shackleton_AEW_2_ (6) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Revell_Shackleton_AEW_2_ (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking and have a very Happy Christmas. Dermot
  7. I've just finished this over on the 'Pacific war' GB, build thread can be seen there. I basically built it out of the box, only 'extras' were Tamiya Tape seat belts. I built up both fuselage half parts, complete with glazing, before joining them together, made the joining of the main wing a little harder but worked out OK. Airbrushed with Vallejo 'ModelAir' paints, Black was 'Ultimate' Black Primer, Alclad Gloss Varnish with Vallejo Matt Varnish. Uschi thread for aerial wire. Finished in the kit option of Sqn Leader Arthur Scarf VC's aircraft, based in Butterworth at the outbreak of the Japanese invasion in 1941. All criticism welcome. Davey.
  8. Hi all, you may have spotted this in the backaground of my recent post of the Panther. Really fun kit to build following my Hobby craft rule and only £16. It’s an old kit and feels like it but goes together really nicely, better than the Panther did. So built straight out of the box and then finished with Tamiya paints, weathering powders and oil paints. Painted with hairy sticks and built up with three coats of heavily thinned color. Used humbrol gloss and matt varnish. I’ve got an Panzer IV Ausf J, broke the hobbycraft rule for the upcoming group build, really looking forward to it. Also working on a King Tiger in the works, still not happy with the Tiger 1 pics so will be doing them again before posting.
  9. Afternoon all from the land of the Long White Cloud. This started life about a month ago as an experiment - First time using Ammo of Mig acrylics and first attempt at the 'modulation method'. So because I don't want to bore everybody here at BM with the intervening steps, here's what it looks like all finished-off, (apologies to folks with slow broadband as it's quite photo-heavy !). Built straight from the box with no additions, I will be getting a set of the MiniArt British tank figures to group around and in the model in the near future. Weathering after the main paint modulation, filters & decals (in chronological order) - Dirty brown oil pin-wash, chipping and scratches, streaks & stains, heavily thinned dirty grey acrylic on the lower sections & wheels to simulate road dirt and finally pigments & mud splashes. Please feel free to make any comment, ask any questions or suggest anything I can improve upon. This'll be the last armour project for a while as I've got an F40 to finish and I'm also about 50% of the way through a 1:48 P-51 (both Tamiya). AFN Ian.
  10. And so after 48 years of building plastic models, I have finished my first German WWII armour - started many, first time finished. Please feel free to make any comment, criticism or ask any questions. Have a great weekend all. Ian.
  11. Hello, built oob. Painted with Revell Auqa Color. cheers Peter
  12. Well she is ready to sail ensign hoisted this was built OOB good kit to get some practice with the dreaded PE only thing I had to add was a set of ladders the carpet monster got hold of the original and the Ushi rigging line The weathering has been kept to a minimum as I wanted to show her as just built sailing out of the River Tyne where she was built not far from where I live And not a bad result 3rd place at Scale Scotland last Saturday on her first outing beefy
  13. Here's the other plane I built in a week for the local RAFA's centenary event. A straight build of the Frog Meteor from the late 60s. The decals laid down superbly, the silver finish is Tamiya Matt aluminium with Klear over. The walkways were set out on black paint with 0.7mm tape before spraying the silver. Obviously with more time I would have attacked the seams a bit more rigorously but overall I'm quite pleased with the first Frog I've built straight. The only problem that came up was that I didn't clean the airbrush properly after the silver so ended up with sparkly camouflage when vanishing my Spitfire Vb! Subsequently I threw the somewhat battered box in the recycling. My wife rescued it to decorate the kitchen! Cheers Will
  14. Hi, A little mojo project I have had on the go for a few months. Inspired by my ability to paint white that I discovered with my Valiant I decided to have a crack at this attractive scheme. A lovely kit to build and am looking forward to the AEW.2 I have planned for the Maritime Group Build. Built completely out of the box, using Humbrol Medium Sea Grey 165 aerosol, Halfords Appliance white over Citadel Corax white as a primer. Eduard masks were used and the soot staining was achieved using eye shadow and a flitch brush which worked very well. The kit is so well engineered that I painted the wings off the airplane and a little Tamiya extra thin over the wing spars held them in place once completed with no filling or sticking required around the wing to fuselage joint, this made masking a doddle! Enjoy.
  15. Peter Marshall

    1.48th P-47D Razorback

    Started Today, a nice relaxing build, an lovely Tamiya Jug So today, made up the cockpit - probably the nicest OOB cockpit i know Peter
  16. Kit manufacture: Airfix Kit N°: A04055 Scale: 1/72 Type: Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 Extras used: 1/72 UK Paveway II from an Airfix Tornado GR.4 Paints and colours used: Halfords Grey Primer, Mr Hobby Aqueous H330 Dark Green & H331 Dark Sea Grey, Vallejo Metal Colour 77.713 Jet Exhaust, , Tamiya X-22 Gloss & X-35 Semi-Gloss, Flory Models Dark Dirt Wash, Tamiya Weathering Powders Other info: This was built for the “Hawker Harrier 50th Anniversary Buddy Build” ran on facebook, the full build can be see here: Harrier GR.3 Build And here are my final reveal photos:1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 01 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 02 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 03 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 04 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 05 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 06 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 07 by Neal, on Flickr1-72 Airfix Harrier GR3 final reveal 08 by Neal, on FlickrThank you for looking and all feedback is very appreciated!Neal
  17. Ahoy there, I noticed there's already 2 Phantoms build here, but no 1/72 scale. So, would like to join with my 1/72 Hasegawa F-4S Phantom. No box shot on this one since I left the original box back at home. This actually part of the "Combo" kits which I got for free from a "kit-building" contest held by Lockheed-Martin (Yup... those guys who build F-16) several months ago. So, it explains why almost all of the parts already off from the tree and several parts already partially build. Since I'm currently in almost minimum modelling settings (I'm currently in my 28 day hitch off-shore), this build will be OOB. So....Permission to come aboard...? Cheers, Mario
  18. Finished today, Built OOB, painted with Mr Color Laquers. Liked this kit, fit mostly really good, the only real niggles the gun bay doors. Peter
  19. For a few years I've been trying to make "super-kits" using all sorts of aftermarket resin and PE stuff, weird and wonderful weathering effects, scratchbuilding, superdetailing etc. I've ended up spending mega-£££'s on hyper-accurate, big grey aeroplanes, but really not getting anywhere in terms of improving the overall standard of my models - they all end up looking various shades of mediocre, and cost me a fortune with it. I spose i am suffering from some kind of frustrated grandeur where i have a pothunter's mentality without the actual talent to back it up! So I decided to get hold of a really nice kit and just build it out of the box to try to get back to basics with my modelling skills - neater construction, more consistent airbrushing, more patient detail painting and sharper finishing. I'm hoping to end up with something that just looks nice that i can be proud of rather than trying to be marvellous. Hopefully this will give me back the fun of the hobby rather than trying to be impressive and losing track of why i'm doing it? Inside - looks pretty clever until you realise none of it is visible! Engine face Gun bay - one side will be open Ammo guides on the open side: Driver's cab and panel so far Feeling better already!
  20. Well, here goes my newest Tornado on the bench : the long-nosed one. I don't know yet which colors it'll wear, I don't like Revell's decals and the options I have at home so far are 1435th Flight, Operation Granby and RSAF. First, as experienced on my previous Tornado builds, and as Shaun (IIRC) explained, here's what you need to get if you want to minimize putty and swear words use : Ah, I forgot, it's not an Academy Multi Color Plastic repop of Revell's Tornado. The light grey plastic is from the Tornado F3 box, which contained three "C" sprues and precisely zero "A" and "B" sprues. A mail to Wonderland Models later (kudos, folks, as it was on a Sunday) and the team there had sent a request to Revell. The darkest grey is from a GR4 I scavenged, as the sprues are identical and I'll wait before slapping another Tornado together. The black is from Mr Surfacer spray primer. Now, another tip: if you want to slide the completed nose on the fuselage bottom, you'll need to saw the "rails" off said bottom from the nose to about the front of the lnose landing gear opening (the landing gear bay would get in the way otherwise). So, start by disregarding the instructions, and proceed like this: - build the cockpit, decal it, glue the landing gear bay under it and glue the lot to one forwerd fuselage half before assembling the forward fuselage. - assemble the intake ducts, glue the main wheel well walls in place then the intake ducts. - thin (lI mean it) the outer walls of the intake ducts on the first quarter inch or so. - glue the bits the wings retract into when they sweep back (don't know the word, sorry) to the fuselage walls, and glue the fuselage walls to the fuselage bottom. A bit of putty might be necessary, and the right side doesn't behave as the left. Go figure. - if you want to have the wings fully forward, you might have to cut the upper part of TBTWRIWTSB (yeah, I know). - assemble the air intakes. Putty WILL be necessary, they are a pain in the butt. - Thin the "Y" shaped part that makes the front part on the fuselage spine where the intakes are supposed to go. There's a step, you'd be better of if that step disappeared at the rear. - glue the intakes to the Y shaped part, and glue that to the fuselage assembly. - slide the forward fuselage on the "keel", some MEK or equivalent goes on the joint and hold it in place till it sets. The result isn't perfect, but I'm rather satisfied. There'll be some putty, but not as much (by quite a margin) as if you had followed the instructions. And if you go subtle with it, you won't destroy any detail. Canopy masked, windscreen masked and glued, let's give it the primer coat: And some Gunze greys later: To be continued... Cheers, S.
  21. This will be my first of a stash of three Nimrods acquired by way of Christmas gifts or eBay! I'll be building this one OOB as an MR.1 in the classic grey and white scheme, the first style I remember seeing them in flying into Woodford. I have an aerosol of satin RAL7035 'light grey', and satin white, which hopefully are the correct colours as it's a huge paint job! I'm hoping 400ml of grey will be enough. Any tips from anybody who's tackled one of these? I'm not good enough to be a massive detailer and scratch-building intakes or anything, I just want a nice Nimrod as accurate as reasonable from the box.
  22. Hi all... Really looking forward to this GB. I've had this kit nearly a year, got it at a Kitswap. I've read decent enough things about it, and this GB is ideal for it (though I did have to check that the Su-34 Fullback is ok for a Flanker GB!). Anyhow, here's the box and the runners: As you can see, a lot of the plastic is for the ordinance, and I reckon I'll be building it fairly well loaded. I was originally going to do one of the box schemes (three tone camo) but after recently doing a 4 tone blue Su-25TM, I've decided to keep this one a little simpler and do the newer Eggplant Dark Grey over Light Blue. I still need to order the paint (I'm going to try Mr. Paint for the Eggplant Dark Grey as I've heard good things about it) and I also need to order some Decals. Am leaning towards a sheet I saw of Su-34s in Syria, with the Red Stars on the tails overpainted, but I'm also not sure how I feel about building a specific scheme that's been in the news so recently. Will have to see how my moral compass feels about it! Anyhow, I'm planning to start this as close to the start date as possible, and it'll be built completely OOB, as I just don't have the skills to start scratch building stuff. So I'm afraid your Flanker purists out there will have to put up with the Kit's (and my) mistakes, as they won't be getting corrected! More pics once the start date is upon us!
  23. Well gents here are my efforts with the new airfix 262! Not the first finished one on the web but wanted to do it justice. Painted in colourcoats enamels from @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies Using the top notch masks from @Sean_M Lovely little kit. OOB, apart from some eduard superfabric belts and masks for the canopy. Rigging added too from uschi. Yes the engine pods are a bit of an iffy fit but nothing a model builder shouldn’t be able to sort. Quite pleased how it turned out in the end as had some dramas with varnishes. Oh also found out from @Roman Schilhart right as it was finished that this plane shouldn’t have the scissor link on the front gear leg, so please ignore or don’t put this feature on yours! Thanks to all for the support in the WIP, link at the bottom for those interested. Undersides: Internals: WIP Thanks for looking!
  24. Hello Everyone I wonder if I might join this happy band of builders? Having been a long time watcher and admirer of the fantastic work displayed on the forum, I have been persuaded / cajoled into contributing something by Jockney and the kind words of Stevej60 and so may I offer the OLIMP Pro Resin Model of the 1948 Supermarine Seagull ASR-1. So with heart in mouth and some trepidation given this is my first WIP my first Group Build and my first attempts at posting photos - anything could happen. Recognising the protocols, some box shots, the resin pieces I shall be hoping come together smoothly and the instructions / decals to guide. Having build Anigrand, Planet, Karaya and Unicraft resin stuff before, this set of pieces seems right up with the best of them, good details both internal and external and smooth finishes to the primary surfaces. Hope this is all OK - picture size too big, too small? Onwards from the 2nd then - although my starting might be a little delayed!! Regards Andrew
  25. Hi there, I was challenged by a mate: one month to build Kinetic's Hornet. Well, I didn't quite succeeded (one month and a week) but... So here it is, OOB, with Mr Paint paints and Kinetic decals. I can post a WIP if you're interested (let's say it was an entertaining build). Cheers, S.