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  1. Just putting my marker down, will add pics etc in the morning. Looking forward to this one!
  2. Weaver’s Warbirds

    1/48 F4U-1D (1st post!)

    Hello all! I’ve visited this forum regularly for a while now but just recently became a member. This is my first post, showing off my Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D. Built OOB with a scratch built tool case on the wing. I finished this project a few months ago but decided to post it anyway. Enjoy!
  3. Silver Fox

    Churchill VII

    This is my latest diversion from the Kittyhawk Voodoo jeering at me from the shelf of doom. It is, as the title says, the new Tamiya Churchill VII, I have no idea of its accuracy but it is a lovely kit to build, Apart from a bit of stowage and some plastic card enhancements it is straight from the box, but I used it as a test piece for my new Aldi compressor and airbrush, both of which worked well. I haven't finished a suitable figure yet so I put one of my rep. company of chaps to give a bit of scale to the model. I still have to add the aerials. Thanks for looking.
  4. #17/2018 After some pause,here´s another one of my dad´s in-between little armour models, Tamiya´s new Churchill kit. Built oob, only added plastic rods for the antennas. Base colour is AK Interactive SCC15 Olive Drab. Model shows a vehicle of the British 79th Armoured Division in France 1944. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/ind ... crocodile/ DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  5. Hello all, After arriving home from a great weekend at RIAT, I was delighted to see that the 1/48 Tamiya F-14D kits that I ordered had arrived! A very excited 28 year old was the result. Won't be able to wait long to get started, so first up will be marked as 163894 of VF-2 'Bounty Hunters' during Operation 'Iraqi Freedom' in 2003. BuNo 163894 was delivered in 1990 and originally served with VF-124 at Miramar. The aircraft was transferred to VF-101 in 1994 when VF-124 was disbanded, before entering service with VF-2 in 1997. The aircraft became VF-2's colour jet in late 2001. During 'Iraqi Freedom', 163894 dropped 49 LGBs and a further 10 GBU-31 JDAMs. After OIF, the aircraft was transferred to VF-101 after VF-2 transitioned to the F/A-18F. I believe the aircraft was later sent to AMARG and scrapped. To those that have built one, the Tamiya kit needs no introduction. The new tooling for the D model looks just as nice and comes in a slightly larger box. The inclusion of intake masks and vinyl stickers for the boarding step reinforcement plates are very welcome. Check your references for the latter, as not all F-14s had them. Aftermarket: I'll be adding a pair of Quickboost NACES seats and a Master brass pitot tube. I've also some resin canopy mirrors in the spares that will be included. Scheme and decals: Will be loaded with 2x AIM-9s, 4x GBU-12s, the standard 2 fuel tanks and the LANTIRN pod. References: If you can get your hands on the Bombcat magazine, i'd recommend you do so. A very good read with plenty of good pictures. As for the other kits, i've plans for them already. The next one will likely be BuNo 164601 of VF-31 during OIF. Then in no particular order; VF-213 last cruise, VF-31 last cruise and i'll throw a VF-154 F-14A in for good measure! Fightertown's new decals are superb, with a couple more sheets to come later in the year. A good time to be an F-14 fan. Dave
  6. bigfoot

    Tamiya easy 8

    My new project, although this is a slow burn as it has to contend with my 7 month old son! I'm building the M4A3E8 depicted in this photo below as its a bit of an unusual subject (photo used for discussion only). The unusual things that have attracted me to building this are the use of empty jerry cans as additional armour, the early style turret and the the angled plates on the suspension bogies. I've never seen this last detail in any other photos of HVSS suspension shermans or can find any information mentioned in books or online about their purpose. If any of the experts on this site know their purpose, please let me know! for the build I'm using the Tamiya easy 8 as the base kit but with numerous additions. The main issue with the kit for this build is that it has the late style turret with the oval loaders hatch so I've used a dragon turret from their M4A3 76 kit that I've previously taken the lower hull from for another project. I've also used parts from an eduard PE kit and a DEF model barrel. ive cut away the fenders, these will be replaced by PE fenders so that I can wire the cans to them. The footsteps are also missing on the original tank so I've not added these and will be adding details to this area. the original photo doesn't show the barrel style, so given that it has the early style turret, I've used a barrel with thread protector to match that and make my E8 a bit different to the usual ones you see. I've added the stowage rails around the turret to match the photo and used mr surfaced 500 to add the cast detail back in in the joins. I added the strange angled plates from pcard with some meng bolt heads. next job is the fenders to add.
  7. Hi guys This will be my offering from the Tamiya 1/48 kit, I've gone for the steed of Lt. Paul Conger 61st FS-56th FG out of Halesworth Dec '43 Any tips or links to ref pics welcome
  8. I just finish the Famo, very loooong kit and big, the Famo itself is as big as a Tiger 1 tank. The kit is very nice , have bolts and metal part to support the model itself. The camouflage is free-hand and i did some light weathering on the model , just some dust effect and small amount of chipping. And 12 figures but those figures im saving them for another day And just for fun i put a 1/35 scale Zoids model from Tommy on the model Thank you for watching guys!
  9. As I'm back from my holidays I suppose I'd better register my entry for this GB. My plan is to use Tamiya's 1/72nd Bubbletop to reproduce a post-war French P-47D-30-RE of the 3ème Esc de Chasse based at Trèves near Lyon in 1946. It's an NMF aircraft with a black stripe along the fuselage and stripes on the wings, I'll be using Model Art decal sheet 72-042 although I'm going to have to paint the pesky stripes... ...have to give that some thought I'll post pictures at the weekend once I've got myself sorted out.
  10. Bullbasket

    Tiran 5.

    Well, like buses, you wait for ages, and then two come along. In this case, it's T-55's, but mine is what the Israeli's did to the ones that they captured, namely the Tiran 5. A brief history. During the 67 and 73 wars, the Israelis captured hundreds of T-54s and T-55s from the Egyptians and the Syrians. Not being able to get their hands on the number of Centurions and M-48s that they wanted, the Israelis set about putting their war booty back into service, initially mainly unchanged. These were as follows; Tiran 1; Unmodified T-54. Tiran 2; Unmodified T-55. Tiran 3; Israeli designation for unmodified T-62. Tiran 4; T-54 with major modifications. Tiran 5: T-55 with major modifications. Tiran 4SH; Tiran 4 upgraded with a 105mm main gun and other items. Tiran 5SH; Tiran 5 upgraded with a 105mm main gun and other items. Tiran 6; Ex Syrian T-62's with 105mm main guns replacing the Russian 115mm. There's also the Ti-67, but that's another story. So actually, I suppose that this is really a Tiran 5SH. As well as the Tamiya kit......... ......I'm going to use the Aber replacement 105mm gun, RB Models 7.62mm and 12mm mg's, along with the Voyager etched brass set and the Legend set for the fuel tanks. Progress on this will initially be slow as I'm still finishing my M1 and I have a trip back to the UK coming up, but I like to have something started even when I'm still into a previous build, otherwise I get withdrawal symptoms!! John.
  11. We have had lots of new arrivals this week from the likes of Tamiya, Takom, Modelcollect, Meng, Academy....the list goes on. Head over to https://www.blackmikemodels.co.uk/collections/new-arrivals to see them all. At the moment we are still offering free postage for orders over £50 to UK addresses. Duncan B
  12. As I've slowed down a bit on my Panzer II due to the fiddly etch, I decided to start another project. Couldn't resist putting together the basic chassis and gun. First order of business I think is the PAK, so I've been cleaning up the kit parts and adding the photo-etch parts. I'll be using this picture as a reference, as the Eduard instructions aren't clear where everything goes. (Though I hope mine won't look as ropey as this does in places) Luckily, there are loads of images of this gun online, so I have an idea of where things go.
  13. This will be my first build of two l hope . (i will try and load the pic`s later !!!)
  14. After a longer pause, my dad has some free modelling space for a little tank build now and already started Tamiya´s new Churchill, doing the flamethrower version. As expected it seems to be a troublefree quick build. DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  15. Hello guys; After my last model built (Bf109E7 1/32 Eduard), I spent a little time working in this beautiful kit. I used interior and surfaces sets by Aires, Barracuda mainwheels, flaps by quickboost and Mastel PL barrels. Xtradecal decals was used. Cheers!
  16. Hi guys going to build a 1/48 tamiya bubbletop. Meant to be a nice kit was tempted with Eduard photoset have but don't fancy splashing out plus all the kit detail looks top notch. Have bought some amdg decals which are in the post. Going to build this one, (I just posted the link for the image so hope I'm upsetting anyone copyright wise) I like colour scheme as it's OD over NMF with the upper wing invasion stripes painted over. So should be good fun with weathering. There's also a shark mouthed razorback on the sheet so maybe another later... Look forwards to starting Joss
  17. Hi, This has taken ages and has been really fiddly - bits keep dropping off! I'm pleased with the result although the finish could be better
  18. Spitfire addict

    Color help

    Hello friends havent posted in quite a while but need some advice. Now that Testors has for the most part eliminated their MM line of enamels I find myself in the land of acrylics, where my problem has been the fast drying time for an old man who paints slow and deliberate. Anyway, my question is what Tamiya color is closest to MM dark glossy blue, or 15042 if I remember the FS number correctly. I want to do a nice dark glossy sea blue on a circa 1945 Hellcat. If I have to start using acrylics then a basic spray job is in order. Are acrylics ever glossy, or is a gloss coat necessary? I know that the vast majority of you guys have been using acrylics for years but this old dog needs to learn a few new tricks out of pure necessity. Well, any help would be much appreciated. Cheers SA
  19. G'day all, This the latest off the bench, my quick down and dirty Tamiya Spitfire Mk1a OOB, brush painted with Humbrol and Tamiya enamel paints. Another one to hang from the ceiling. Cheers, Devo
  20. Spiny

    Honda S600

    Now that the Cuda is finished, it's time to move onto my next project. I'm not sure if there will be much interest in it - my MO is to build straight from the box and take a long time over doing it. So this weekend, I made a start on Tamiya's Honda S600. Well, that's almost correct as since the weather warmed up I have been doing the necessary spraying of the body and other body coloured items. But this was the weekend when I made a start on assembly, albeit a very slow start. From what I can gather, the kit has a good reputation, and I can't really disagree. But what really strikes when you first open the box is that this thing is tiny. To demonstrate, both the Corvette and the S600 in the pic below are 1/24, and the rear end lines up on both cars. IMG_6396 Closer examination reveals very little in the way of mould lines, so I presume they are concealed within the chrome strips which will run along the body. What mould lines there are are generally pretty small and not very noticeable. So not noticeable in fact that I completely missed one that runs along the corner of the boot lid until after I'd primed the body. Having resanded that bit, I had to respray the back of the car which has meant that instead of having the body in the intended colour, that and the bonnet will have to wait a couple of weeks. Other body colour items have the colour coat on now, so hopefully I can get the clear on before too long. IMG_6395 This is where things stand at the moment, very early days. I still haven't even got the second coat of aluminium paint on the enginem and only have the block glued together. Not a lot else really, so I guess this is a good point to leave it.
  21. 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
  22. Hi everybody, Been busy the last weeks and made an other one, was the first model i bought and kept it untill i had the feeling i could do it because it wasn't a easy model to make... I only make Tamiya for the moment as they fit wonderfull and are a easy task but the paint job was difficult... I hope you can enjoy and as always, feel free to let me know what you think as i can only learn from it but keep in mind this in only the third model i have made... Now started with the Tamiya Corsair... As always the paint i used was only Tamiya and painted it with my airbrush, otherwise straight out the box...
  23. This is my entry. Tamiya's 1/48th scale P-47D build as a D-20 from the 19th Fighter Squadron. The decals are from the very nice Thundercals sheet, Razorback of the PTO part 4. I'm going to use Ultracast wheels and seat and the excellent Vector P-47 upgrade set.
  24. Hi all, I hadn't planned to do a WIP thread but I changed my mind part way into the build. So, this won't be a detailed thread, just a collection of pics as I go. The main reason I got back into modelling is because I really wanted a really detailed F-16 on my desk, and I thought it was as good an excuse as any to get back into the hobby properly. I could have paid one of the many pros to do one for me and the results would be 10x better than I could ever achieve, but I wanted to do it myself So, off to the LHS I went I bought two Tamyia kits. When I saw the options, I knew immediately which example I wanted to build - #83-1144, I block 25 ANG F-16C. The reason? It is the livery/scheme shown on the box art of the flight sim I have been studying/flying for 20 years, Falcon 4.0. Neither of the above images is 100% accurate for the jet it represents, but it's close enough to show the airframe I'm modelling AIRE4364 Aires F-16C 25/32 resin/PE cockpit set QAB480025 Aires AIM-9L/M Seeker Cover and RBF tag set I was going to get the Tamiya detail up set too, but decided to scratch build the strengthening plates instead On to the build! Landing gear bay is nicely detailed, but lacking some details. I'm not too fussed about everything being perfect, but the cockpit tub (ICP and UFC in particualar) is surprisingly lacking for a Tamiya kit. Undercarriage I can live with though, and will beef it up a bit with wires etc later on. Sadly though, there are many injector pin marks, some in obviously visible areas, so they will need to be filled. Thankfully, many are raised flashed edges, so they can be scraped off without the need for filler. The next thing I wanted to tackle was the engine intake. I've built F-16s before and am aware of the 'challenge' of getting a nice seam free assembly AND somehow paint it. It went together well, but I had to get creative with tools to get the innards smooth and seam free. Getting there... More on this later. Next, I turned my attention to the cockpit tub, as I was looking forward to taking advantage of the details. It takes LOTS of fiddling and plastic/resin removal to get it to fit. The photos aren't up to date, but at the time of writing I have it about 95% ready to fit, before all the filling starts. The PE parts are tiny! Cockpit painted, ready for gloss and wash: Side walls aren't fitted yet, but they're painted and ready to attach (not photo'd). As you can see, there are lot of gaps that will need addressing. I have since scrape away the lip at the front that forms part of the canopy seal. I have scratchbuilt a part to bridge the gap, and the rest will be done with putty. Whilst the oil wash dries over the week, little bits of sub assemblies have come together. I've joined together the main upper parts of the fuselage, filled in panel lines that don't exist, and started scratch building some strengthening plates that were fitted to the block 40s and older to keep them going to 8000 hour rating. These were just mate from the flat bits of sprue that are stamped with tree labels and branding etc. A little rough around the edges, and not as good as PE part but I've spent far too much on this hobby over the last month so I had to draw the line. Once they're cleaned up and primed, they'll just look like part of the kit. To be continued...
  25. Mig Eater

    Type 64

    My latest model tank, the Chinese/Taiwanese Type 64. The model kit is Tamiya's 1/35 scale M41 Walker Bulldog, which was originally released in 1975 as a remote control toy & has been in production ever since. It can be bought really cheap & is recommended to any beginners because of its simple & easy construction. Because of how common this kit is I decided to do something a bit different & convert it into the rather obscure Type 64. Which was an upgraded version of the M41 developed in Taiwan in 1964, it featured a new engine, extra armour bolted onto the turret sides & new side-skirts. Only two prototypes were built, one was destroyed on a firing range & the other is currently displayed in a museum. The extra turret armour was made with plastic card that was warmed up & bent into shape, the side-skirts are made from aluminium cut from a drinks can & the ROC insignia I printed myself. As this kit was originally a motorised toy it is full of holes for the electronics which I filled in & sanded smooth. I also scratch-built several extra parts that aren't included in this kit, such as the third exhaust, support bars over the fenders & all of the vision ports were drilled out & replaced with new clear parts. When I started this build I thought it would be quick & simple but it turned into a bit of a chore & I felt rather drained after. So much so that it's taken me two months to get around to taking pictures of it. Note: There are actually two different tanks called Type 64, the other (& better known) Type 64 was a hybrid of an M42 Duster hull & a M18 Hellcat turret. This "hybrid" Type 64 was build as a stop-gap design after development of this Type 64 was cancelled.
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