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  1. 72modeler

    P-40's and an LB-30

    I thought this photograph from World War Photos was interesting. Captioned as being taken in 1941 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. No serials or squadron identifiers on the P-40's or what appears to be an LB-30. Anybody have any ideas? Mike https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/usa/aircrafts-2-3/p-40-warhawk/early-b-24-bomber-and-curtiss-p-40-fighters-in-tulsa-1941/
  2. Hallo again Here are my two Avro Anson. From Classic Airframe in 1/48. Etched parts are from FlyPath. This a/c I built some years ago. At this time, it was the biggest challenge for me, because of the transparencies. Actually all knots of the internal frame I had to make metal pins and holes, to get them fixed and proof the accuracy of fit. For paint, I used Gunze H colors. Happy modelling
  3. PlasticSoldier

    1940 RAF Tanker

    Hi, Just a quick question, I'm working on a spitfire maintenance diorama in 1940 and I wondered what type of fuel tanker(s) would of been used to fuel a spitfire at this time? Many thanks, PlasticSoldier
  4. Aircraft in Miniature Limited (AiM) is to release 1/72nd and 1/48th RAF Super Taskmaster tractor resin kits - ref. GE72049 & GE48049. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page164.html V.P.
  5. Houchin 25Kva Ground Power Unit 1:72 & 1:48 VideoAviation To a great many modellers the mentioning of the name of this essential piece of kit might still garner a response such as "A what now?", but without these unassuming boxes providing an aircraft on the ground with power, technicians and crews couldn't work on the systems without lighting up the engines so that the aircraft could have electrical power. Whenever an aircraft was preparing for flight, or engaging in maintenance, there would always be one of these nearby chugging away and generating the power needed to run the systems. This particular unit was used at the height of the Cold War to power the Lightning, Hunter, Phantom, Buccaneer, Harrier, Jaguar and Sea King to name a few, supplying them with 28v DC and 200v AC on two separate connections. It lapsed into obsolescence which the introduction of the Tornado which needed more power for its advanced systems, and retirement of the older aircraft from the RAF's fleet. The resin set is available in both scales, both of which arrive in almost identical clamshell boxes, with the light tan-coloured parts in ziplok bags swaddled in bubble wrap. Under the card insert is the instruction sheet, which details construction in an isometric format. The smaller set forgoes the opening stowage panniers, the small Photo-Etch (PE) sheet, and the hoses that can be stored inside. 1:48 Houchin 25Kva GPU (160948) This set includes sixteen resin parts, a small fret of PE and two gauges of flexible black tubing, plus a small sheet of decals with yellow stripes and data plate. Construction is simple, with the main body attaching to the chassis, and the four wheels on two axles, one of which is fixed, the other on a turntable for towing behind a suitable ground vehicle. The opening lids of the boxes are separate, as are the hubs of the wheels, and the PE is used for door latches, brackets and a towing eye on the rear of the body. The instructions providing painting guide to the details, and advise yellow or green for the body, depending on whether you are modelling an early or late device respectively. 1:72 Houchin 25Kva GPU (161272) Assembling in the same manner as the larger version, this set has only ten resin parts, as the storage panniers are moulded closed, and the hubs moulded into the wheels. At this scale the parts made from PE would have been too small to handle, so these have been moulded-in for ease. The decal sheet and colour call-outs are identical except for their size of course. Conclusion A great addition to any ground-handling diorama that won't tax your skills to complete. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  6. Hallo again This is my HP Halifax in 1/48. The kit is from FM. Not easy to get a representative result. Together with my wife, we also worked about 3 months. After the HP Hampden. The kit was a nightmare. Lots of interior we scratched and we asked Sanger for the drawings. We were lucky, since the restoration of a Halifax took place in Canada. So many valuable photos were available on the web. After my Lancaster, the B-17 and B-24 it was my last four engine bomber. Happy modelling
  7. Hallo again This is our Wellington. Scale 1/48. Together with my wife https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/profile/27137-ruth/ I build it. It was a huge birthday gift from her with all available aftermarket products and literature at this time available on the market. We saw the Wellington in Hendon already before. For this distinctive a/c, I found enough photos from all views. Few days ago, I read a post about somebodies Wellington, about incendiary bombs; well here, they are from Flight Path. The bomb bay with etched parts from Eduard was at this time a masterpiece for me. Maybe it inspires one of you to catch up some ideas of modelling. Since we (my wife and me) are new on the forum, we want to represent you all a glimpse of our modelling in the past years. We actually wanted to build always aircrafts we wanted to build, and not being dictated by the market. Our choice was often combined with much more effort, since short run kits or highly detailed kits are this way. So I did also the side step with the vacuum-kits from Sanger. Happy modelling
  8. Hallo again This is my Welkin in 1/48 as a resin kit from Planet. Not so easy to build, but actually a wonderful quality for these days. The gluing was the process with Epoxy. CA is impractical due to large areas and short time to cure. 5 or 10 minutes Epoxy worked well. The literature from 4plus was superb. Happy modelling
  9. Hallo again This is my HP Hempden in 1/48. The kit is from FM. Not easy to get a representative result. Together with my wife, we worked about 3 months. It was not easy to get the kit parts to fit. Lots of interior we scratched and we asked Sanger for glasses. Without the glasses from Sanger, we never would have finished the model. The model was for our exhibition. This exhibition was in Vienna in context of our show from IPMS-Austria (GoMo) at 2009. The topic was Multi Engine Propeller Driven Aircraft. The model was the eye catcher of the show. After the show, a storm blew the box with the Hamden away. The model was completely demolished. I was in tears! Friend of us saw the scene and asked for the wreckage. Take it! After ten days, he showed up with the new Hampden! The old one fixed and made as Met Flight aircraft. Well, this is the story behind. Happy modelling
  10. Thanks onosendai! Videoaviation (http://www.videoaviation.com/) has released 1/72nd & 1/48th Schopf F59 modern RAF/Royal NAVY tractor resin kits. 1/48: http://www.videoaviation.com/ground-support/148-modern-rafr-n-tractor/ 1/72: http://www.videoaviation.com/ground-support/172-modern-rafr-n-tractor/ http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235019686-172-modern-rafrnavy-tractor/ V.P.
  11. Evening all, Here is my Airfix GR9a starter kit that my daughter got me for fathers day. Its a starter kit and I still managed to get something wrong. Seems like I've got the vent pieces for the intake area the wrong way round but didn't click until it was too late. Also a few other things that aren't right but had to get it done to show the little boss. I also got the CMK resin cockpit set but only ended up using the tub,seat and main panel, didnt want to start cutting pieces off the model for the other bits and the stick wasnt as good as the one that came with the kit. Well anyway here it is and lets hope it dont offend your eyes too much lol.
  12. 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
  13. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    Royal Cobra

    Hello all ... This is fresh from the P-39 Single type G/Build. I am a confessed Corsair nut, my 2nd favorite WW2 aircraft was the Bell P-39 series. I have built approximately 1 dozen over the years including one other Airacobra Mk.I but that was wearing Russian stars, I lacked the correct decals. I decided to do a british Cobra at this time because i had the decals for 601 Squadron this time. Anyhow I opted to use the H/boss easybuild P-39n in 1/72 as my base, as they're cheap and easy to work with. Without further talk i present to you my Royal Cobra. Please feel free to question, comment, or joke. Here is a link to the WIP if you're interested. Dennis
  14. Built mostly oob. I added a crew man in the wheel house and a figure in each turret. I added a chain length and a coil of rope to the anchor. I do have too many aerial separators on those wires tho I changed the boat number from the kit ones as I didn't want a well known boat
  15. Tamiya kit with Revell decals. Fit was perfect. The Revell decals were rather thick. The ones on the upper surfaces went down OK after I applied some Vallejo decal softener, but the lower wing roundels refused to conform to the panel lines. I´ll have to find Microsolfor the next time. The bombs were painted Revell 66 Olive Grey, which was said to be Olive Drab on Scalemates, but it looks too grey.
  16. dov


    Hallo This model is from Planet 1/48. Resin kit. All interior was upgraded and improved. At this time, it was our very summit of modelling. Since Hannants sold them cheaper for whatever reason, we bought two land versions and two sea versions. Again my wife and me. We did again all four models. She was Greek and me was British (from Abukir in Egypt), ex Yugoslavian. Happy modelling
  17. Good evening all, I got a bit of a steal on eBay and found this started Lightning F.2A/F.6 for £15. A real Mojo restorer! There were some parts painted and built and the decals were unuseable as they were water damaged, so having an F.6 which I intended to build in a grey scheme I hatched a plan to use the 11 squadron stencils and some Model Alliance decals to build the 'King Cobra', Flagship 92 of Wing Cdr Mitchell. Humbrol metal cote aluminium was used for the undersides with some panels picked out in Bare Metal Foil (Matte Aluminium). Topsides were Humbrol 163 aerosol with a Flory wash and tonal variation was acheived by using matte and satin lacquers on different panels. Enjoy.
  18. 224 Peter

    Wellington - Inside

    I visited the new exhibition spaces at Brooklands which as well as the semi-restored Loch Ness Wellington has a forward fuselage that is open to invited visitors. I was able to go inside and see what it was like. A couple of photos, the first of the cockpit looking to where the turret would be, the second from behind the main spar, looking forward. The silver main spar replica only goes half way across to make access easier. To my left the canvas stretcher is folded up and above my head on the left are the oxygen bottles. Just in front of the frame is the Navigators position and between him and the pilot is the Radio Operator. The floor is not original, the fuselage had been cut off at the bomb bay and the rest used as a chicken house. The new structures are bright aluminium, the original dull or painted. Likewise the hand rail was not there. All of this should be helpful for anyone super detailing the Airfix kit. I urge anyone making the Airfix kit to go to Brooklands!
  19. PlasticSoldier

    Ww2 RAF Crash Rescue Pictures?

    Hi all, I’m constructing a diorama on an RAF crash scene atm with a Beaufighter and the airfix emergency set kit (don’t get me started on the problems with that K6 being post-war). Just wondered if anyone has some pictures on crash rescues taking place, ideally hoses being used, extracting the pilots from the cockpit, would they just smash the canopy? And would they use ladders to get to for instance the observer in the Beaufighter? Any pictures that can answer these questions would be much apretiated! many thanks, PlasticSoldier
  20. Mikemx

    Mustang seatbelts

    Were the RAF Mustang IV's fitted with Sutton harnesses or did they retain the USAAF belts? I've had a search and can't find anything about it yet. Also Eduard do Beige coloured belts and Dark Green belts, which colour belts are for which aircraft? thanks Mike
  21. Dear All, This is my rendition of Airfix's 1/72 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I. The kit comes in an Airfix Dogfight Doubles boxing, which also includes the Dornier Do 17z. These two aircraft met over Britain in August 1940. The Defiant managed to shoot down the Dornier but was, in turn, itself shot down next by an escorting German fighter. This specific Defiant was based in Martlesham Heath, where BT Labs were later built. This is quite meaningful, personally, because I did my MSc. Project there in 1993-4 (on self-pulsating lasers for fibre optic communications systems, by the way). I started the build in the Summer of 2015, in the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain GB but didn't manage to finish it in time and shelved it in November of the same year. The build was resumed in June this year for the 100th Anniversary of the RAF GB. Again, I didn't finish it in time and only managed to conclude it last week. Some points of interest regarding the kit and build: The fit is generally good. The only problem were the joins between the wing and fuselage, including the wing roots I used Eduard's PE sets for detailing the interior, exterior and flaps (my first use of PE flaps). Eduard's masking set was also used. The kit is good in terms of detail out-of-the-box but the PE sets really improve it a lot The navigation lights on the tips of wings and on the spine were scratch built from transparent sprue. I used Alclad black primer on the external surfaces to provide pre-shading but it only worked well on the undersides. On the top sides it looked like the effect was killed by the dark camouflage colours, so I resorted to post-shading. I tried to not overdue the weathering, as period pictures show the aircraft in a relatively clean state: panel lines were enhanced with a dark wash a silver pencil was used to provide some chipping on the walk-way area of the wing and around the cockpit pigments were used to make exhaust stains and earth stains on the undercarriage area and elements "fresh engine oil" was applied around the carburetor The WIP is here. And these are the photos of the finished build: 1. General views IMAG5936 IMAG5937 IMAG5938 IMAG5939 IMAG5940 IMAG5941 IMAG5942 IMAG5943 IMAG5944 IMAG5945 IMAG5946 IMAG5947 IMAG5951 2. Details of wing and navigation lights IMAG5950 IMAG5955 IMAG5956 IMAG5960 3. Details of flaps and radiator IMAG5961 IMAG5962 IMAG5966 4. Details of cockpit, machine gun turret and exhausts IMAG5948 IMAG5964 IMAG5965 IMAG5957 IMAG5959 IMAG5958 5. Details of cockpit interior before closing the fuselage IMAG5565 IMAG5566 IMAG5568 6. Details of undercarriage and wheel wells IMAG5953 IMAG5954 To finish with, pictures of the real thing: I hope you like the build. All comments and criticisms are very welcome. Thanks for looking Jaime
  22. I haven't been on the bench in over six months for various reasons the main ones being 1. Loss of Mojo. 2. Loss of fitness leading to high blood pressure. 3. Roof box in the way. So, I have been working on the fitness for the last four months, I`m back on track there, more Vin Diesel staring back in the mirror where it used to be Dr. Evil! Last weekend I moved the roof box, everything was where it used to be...............still no Mojo though, I had a bit of a root around and decided to make some room on the S.O.D. for the four stalled Armour builds sitting on the bench, unfortunately space is at a premium in my shed, so I thought my Son wouldnt mind budging up a bit on his S.O.D. (more like wouldnt notice!) So I started rooting around there on the basis that I didnt want to disturb a teenagers plague pit too much when I found it! My missing MOJO, It was all wrapped up in an Airfix "Tiffy" and a Mustang! Ok, so a bit of dusting off revealed it was all sound, tidy so far, just needed to repaint the innards of the Mustang and crack on with the paint job on both............Ok so no paint guide for either, no instructions for the Tiffy, but all the bits are there and the decals are ok, so what to do? Ah S.O.D. it, it`s bound to be on line somewhere, so I knocked up a batch of interior green 2 xf3 to 1 xf5 and shot it onto some stynylrez, my enthusiasm bubbling over! Looks kind of Mustangy............ And shot some more into and onto the other bits I recognise..............aluminum to go on here as well.......... The Tiffy was at a more advanced stage of construction Just had to get a roll of this to rescribe a lost panel line or two........... And then out with the the primer...............We`ll see how much work needs doing later......... Mind you the temperature was marginal for spraying Stynylrez, it was going off in the gun! I use a .4 needle for this, almost fire hose size! Nice when you find your Mojo isn't it! Ta for lookin` no "G" Granto
  23. Deano353

    Revell 1/48 GR4 Tornado wip.

    Hi everyone this is my first post on here and I thought I'd share my first build in years. Revells 1/48 Tornado Gr4. It's thankfully gone together with no issues, I was assuming it was going to be a headache but so far so good! Also if anyone has any tips on highlighting panel lines or weathering in general I'm all ears as I'm useless at it. Also can anyone recommend a good clear matt? Ive tried Humbrol and Mr Colour and they even after being stirred thoroughly were coming out gloss. Any info would be appreciated.
  24. Good evening Ladies & Gentlemen, I'm going to start this later next week as I have a lot on right now. But having un-boxed it and sorted through some resin and bits I had a look at some books and thanks to 29Triplex I also have the decals to make the 'centrefold' from The World's Great Interceptor Aircraft. Will need to make a couple of changes to the kit to back date it to an early F.3. Mostly the flare dispensers to be removed. Enjoy it... ...I shall!
  25. Marko Jeras

    RAF No. 605 Squadron Mosquito Mk.VI

    Dear Gentelman, I am preparing to build Tamiya 1/32 Mossie as 605. (County of Warrwick) Squadron aeroplane. My problem is that on all photographs of 605. Sq. Mosquitos have shrouded exhausts, many of them have underside painted in black. Period I am interested in is autumn of 1944. Is it possible that all aeroplanes came from Series I of production? 605. used Mossies for both night Intruder and daylight Ranger missions. Aeroplane that I would like to make model of is PZ343 (UP-B). I believe that in that aeroplane W/Cdr. R.A. Mitchell and his navigator F/Lt. S.H. Hatsell did not return from night Intruder mission to Germany on 17 March 1945. I need your help to clear my concerns about cammouflage and exhaust shrouds. Thank you for reading. With kind regards, Marko Jeras Zagreb, Croatia