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  1. Having finished by Churchill Tank I'm about to start what I think will be a much bigger and longer project... Having followed a number of Scammell builds on here, I decided to have a go and bought this: Looks to be a great kit, with a lot of detail... I particularly like the detail sheets that come with it showing colour schemes. Having them laid out as they are is really useful as it compliments the mainly black and white pictures that are on net: I have been doing a bit of research on the vehicles themselves and it seems that ther
  2. Last time I built an AFV I was 14 years old - I remember making a full blown diorama - 2 Shermans (1 knocked out) and US infantry approaching a building ,the base contained 2 tonnes of plaster of paris with not very convincing foliage Back to the present .. I bought the rebox of the same kit a couple of years ago - for the D-Day 75 GB, but never got the time! The plan - build 'Hurricane' one of the decal options in the kit , she came ashore on Omaha beach on D-Day+3 , even though the LST delivered her directly onto the beach she was fitted with Deep Wading Gear ...
  3. Hallo Now it is done. I would like to thank you all modelers for the support. Happy modelling
  4. It's not that I have enough models on my workbench currently, let's start one more! I mean, why not - it's not like one more is gonna do any difference So I was rummaging thru my dads stash once more and he had like three or four Tamiya Beaufighters there. One he had already built and says it's very good kit to build. Which I don't doubt, it's a Tamiya after all. So I snatched one for this GB - my build will be a beautiful Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI in sandy colours. We have a deal with my dad, I can build pretty much anything from his stash, but I must return it to him once I'm f
  5. Hello Dears, Did I have mentionned this building ?? The Monogram Dash F has been started in 1988 or so.. Will search where the Bushmasters are stationned at the time, but I think it was Bentwaters... I read a book about the projected nuke war, they told about the Squadron, There was a Mk 7 nuke for each bridge of the Vistule river, would have 3 or 4 eyed fish For god's sake they both stayed quiet or almost, no mushrooms Modifications on the pylon for the Mk 7 The Tamiya one is a more recent start, 6 or 7 years ago I think. She is retro modified, f
  6. Hi all. After a series of frustrating days at work, I decided to do some retail therapy and purchased Tamiya's excellent P-38F. I also ordered some decals to build Capt. James Hagenback's plane he flew in late 1943 while commanding the 94th FS in Sardinia. This is probably as colorful as the P-38F gets, with the yellow wings and all. I'm not going to waste anybody's time (including my own with sprue shots and will just launch right into the build, shortly. But needles to say, the kit looks excellent!
  7. After a week away, today I got a start on the next project. Well, I say a start, but I've done the spraying of the body coloured bits and some of the bigger satin black parts over summer so technically I started this way back when we were all locked down. Although the kit is getting on a bit now, first impressions are that it's a good, well engineered and detailed kit (actually first impression is that the car is massive, which at least is realistic) with quite a bit to keep me occupied, despite being close to 30 years old now. I've only seen these cars in the flesh in two colours, dark metall
  8. Hi there, well, here I am starting a third workbench thread where I originally thought I'd only have one! However, being something of a dilettante and changing my priorities at least as often as my socks, I thought it might be an idea to revise my threads so that each is devoted to the designs of a particular country. Note that I've said country of design rather than build, as of course many aircraft were designed in one country and built under licence elsewhere. So this will be my Japanese thread, and where better to start than with Mitsubishi's legendary A6M Type 0?
  9. Retrieved from storage in the loft.... Is this "Big Ugly Fat Fellow" And the contents Let's face it, this is surely the iconic aircraft subject of Vietnam, represented by Tamiya's 1/100 scale B-52D that spans a mere 560mm or so when built. And no, I have no idea what I'm to going do with it once constructed Three markings schemes but only one that seems to fit the Vietnam time frame - Airframe 56-0604 based on Guam in April 1968. Searching for information about the airframe found this little nu
  10. Yep, your old citroen might do a couple of these moves and some ‘64 chevy imapalas can pull this of as well but to my knowledge only a few tanks can do this. I bought this kit 6 weeks ago on an auction site for a bargain. I’ll have to admit this tank was never on my radar but I liked the shape of it and it’s a tamiya so I went for it. The tank The type 74 was designed to counter the t-62 but it was already more or less obsolete when it came out which surprised me since Japan is a tech savy country. When soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsy filmed the famous highway scene of the sc
  11. Well I think its about time I got my thread up and running at least, if not the actual build started. I am going to be building Tamiya's 1/48 Panther G and hopefully finishing it in a Winter camo scheme, I have a soft spot for these on both aircraft and targets, sorry tanks. Now I am far from an expert on Panthers (or quite a lot of things actually) so don't go expecting any deep knowledge on the subject in my build. I do like armour and used to build no end of it in my youth but have concentrated on wingy things for a very long time and I have been trying to fit some armour into GB's for
  12. My (first out of hopefully two) contribution to the GB will be the granddaddy of all 1/35 model kits, the Tamiya Ausf.A. This kit was originally released in 1968 as a remote control toy (hence the sad face on the bottom of the hull for the RC controls). When Tamiya originally designed the kit they didn't have have any specific scale in mind, however when it came to releasing their second model though (M41 Bulldog) they wanted them to be in the same scale. After measuring the Panther they fond it to be roughly 1/35 scale, which was then adopted as the size for all their future model kits.
  13. Here inscribed the names of friends we knew, Young men with whom we often flew. Scrambled to many angels high, They knew that they or friends might die. Many were very scarcely trained, And many badly burnt or maimed. Behind each name a story lies Of bravery in summer skies; Though many brave unwritten tales Were simply told in vapour trails. Many now lie in sacred graves And many rest beneath the waves. Outnumbered every day they flew, Remembered here as just 'The Few'. ’Our Wall’ by Battle of Britain pilot, Flt Lt William Walker, inscribed on
  14. I had an old tool Tamiya Spit, which seems relatively straightforward so I looked for decals as the originals are no good. I saw the Possum Werks decals that covered the dogfight that ended in both Dundas, his wingman PO Paul A Ballion and Maj Helmut Wick, Luftwaffe top scoring pilot and Group Commander of JG 2's demise. Perfect, 2 subjects in 1 go, I click buy.....then I looked at the date of Dundas' final sortie....28 Nov 1940......after the official battle dates....not wanting to feel the wrath of the GB moderators, I looked to use the decals as much as I could...no records I co
  15. Just finished this great little Tamiya 1/35 Universal carrier. It is an older kit but still pretty good apart maybe from the crew figures faces, but that is easily resolved with a quick decapitation . Buily OOB except for the slightly modified figure. Paint is Life Color acrylics and AK weathering pencils. The figures head is a resin item from the spares box (sorry don't know the make). Hopefully this will be alongside the Sherman Firefly in a future Market Garden diorama with more figures.
  16. This is Tamiya's Churchill Mk VII as it might have appeared in the winter of '44-'45, the figure in the pixie suit is from Resicast. I've tried to replicate the field applied look so used white guache, brush painted. I rubbed it off with a damp toothbrush. Weathering is oils, Mig pigments & hand dug up, oven dried, hand ground finest Mancunian soil & Humbrol decal fix. Any comments, criticisms & observations welcome. Pete Thanks for looking.
  17. Hello everyone, I hope you all are keeping safe. I've just completed the 1/32 Tamiya F16CJ and thought I'd share a few pictures of it, i swapped the static dischargers for the superb Master set (AM-32-084) as the kit parts looked a bit too chunky, MasterCasters Soft FOD inserts, other than that...its out of the kit box. I'll try and get a few outdoor pictures added soon as the weather allows All c
  18. Hi, This one is mostly about taking part in this remembrance of the BoB. I'm not that great a builder. I'm keen to finish at least one model. Later on, I might return with another build like a Hurricane Mk I or Eduard's new Spitfire Mk I. This is the "old" Tamiya Spitfire, the copyright says "1993". Seems like yesterday... The decal sheet is from Fündekals. As you see, lots of Mk I's can be built using this one (11 of them BoB Spitfires). The .pdf with the instructions can be downloaded from the site for free. https://www.fundeka
  19. Two weeks ago I pulled out the leftovers from making the cancelled G3 battlecruiser ,the hull is supplied by IHP and you have to use a donor HMS Nelson or Rodney ,I ended up using both kits plus plenty spares,back to the story,I thought I had all the parts to make leftover Nelson to a more standard lay out.The first picture is as far as I got with what was in the box, so what do you do, buy another Nelson to finish is off.I have bought also wooden deck ,I have spare deck to finish off the stern.Will explain that I will do when the deck arrives, also purchased the White Ensign Models etching s
  20. Hello, New day and a new challenge. Just having finished a Sea Vixen after a series of aircraft I thought I had better dust off a Tamiya HMS Price of Wales that I have had gathering dust and start with a new challenge. I haven't done a plastic ship for many many years so time to make a change. Previous ship building was a wooden HM Brig Supply by Jotika. However over to heavy metal and my first conundrum is do I do this as per the kit, or do I add in photo etch. I have used some on the aircraft and that is fiddly enough but this seems to be an order of magnitude up from that. An
  21. My entry for this GB will be the Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk VI, finished as HJ675 "YP-V" of 23 Squadron. This squadron was posted to Luqa (Malta) in December 1942 with Mosquito NF II aircraft but transitioned to the FB Mk VI shortly before moving from there to Sigonella (Sicily) in September 1943. One flight of the squadron was also at Pomigliano (near Naples) for most of the same period before 23 Sqn moved to Alghero (Sardinia) in December 1943, staying there until May 1944 when they moved back to England at Little Snoring. Apart from an Eduard cockpit etch this will be buil
  22. AS Paints AS1 Dark Gren = XF 11 AS 2 Ligth Gray = XF 12 As 3 Gray Green = RLM 74 (Luftwaffe). AS 4 Gray Violet = RLM 75 (Luftwaffe). Close match for Humbrol Hu 79 Blue Grey and Hu 123 Extra Dark Sea Grey... AS 5 Light Blue = RLM 76 (Luftwaffe). AS 6 Olive Drab = XF 62 AS 7 Neutral Gray = XF 53 Close to Humbrol Hu 126 US Medium Grey (FS 36270?). AS 8 Navy Blue (US Navy) = ? Not the same as US Navy blues. Lighter and more "blueish"... AS 9 Dark Green = Hu 163 AS 10 Ocean Grey = Revell 47
  23. Tamiya new Sturmpanzer IV kit. I added PE skirt rails, tarp cover from magic sculpt and other small additions. Nanond
  24. My recent and other current builds all seem to have been (or still are!) a bit finicky, and I'm hankering after something nice and straightforward. Hence I'm going to start my Tamiya Bf 109 E-3; I've got the Xtradecal Luftwaffe Battle of Britain sheet on its way, and I'll be building one of the yellow-nosed schemes from that sheet.
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