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  1. A few months ago I was discussing the TSR2 with a fellow club member that it was a shame it never made it into service and that I had been looking for a TSR2 kit for a while when he had one which he would let me have, an Airfix 1/72 still in the original box. My idea was do make as a what if the USAF had taken them instead of the F111 in use in Vietnam circa 1970's, in SEA camo and a full load of mk82 snakeeye bombs. I have got a set of Print scale decal for the correct period F111 based in Thailand and will use the F111 paint scheme as a guide. I will have to source the bombs and MER's at some point, the Pylons I will base on the F111's or RA4 Vigilantes. Started as usual with the cockpit, must say white plastic is not the easiest to work with.
  2. USAF Flight Line Maintenance (198232) 1:32 VideoAviation.com Aircraft dont fly and generate sortie without correct maintenance. Flight line maintenance kits and figures can add an essential touch to any diorama and this set from VideoAviation is an update of a previous set. The Kit It arrives in a clear plastic bubble box, and inside there are a substantial bundle of resin parts, all in bags and protected for their safety. There are two figures, one standing as if about to start marshalling and the other fixing some thing a pilot no doubt broke There is no timeline for the figures and with the correct painting could resemble any period between the present and the cold war. There is a tool chest on wheels (with individual drawer), briefcase and 2 buckets provided. For the tool chest a whole host of PE and resin tools are provided. A couple of the news are newer ones but the majority are pretty timeless Conclusion If you're placing any of your models on a base, adding ancillary equipment and figures is a great way of enhancing realism. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  3. Hallo again The EF-111 is the 1/48 kit from HB. I used the etched parts from Eduard and I think this was all. The a/c is for me interesting in the navigation aids, as terrain following and stellar navigation. The kit is not so difficult; the aerodynamic of the open wing was for me the most exiting feature. Happy modelling
  4. USAF Vietnam Set (191348) 1:48 VideoAviation.com Our friends at VideoAviation have released quite a few figures now, and have recently scaled down their USAF Crew Chief set to my favourite scale, 1:48. In the process they have dropped the "Crew Chief" part (I guess he got demoted) and due to the drop in scale there's a lot more in the box, making this ideal for general crew during the Vietnam era. The set arrives in a clear clamshell box, and is rather well packed with resin and instructions as a result of the upgrade. Inside the box we have the two crew figures that were present in the larger scale set, both of whom have separate arms for added detail, one of which is kneeling, the other cooler dude is standing with a neat pair of shades on. In addition you get a substantial quantity of equipment, including a six-part extinguisher cart, six large ammo cans moulded on a single wafer, and four tool boxes also wafer cast. Finally, there are two hollow-cast lidless oil drums to decorate your diorama with, which were often used for dumping FOD that was found around the airfield. The instructions point out colours as they go, using colour names instead of a particular manufacturer's brand codes, which is helpful. You'll need to use super-glue (CA) or epoxy to glue the parts together, and as usual with resin, take the precaution of wearing a mask when cutting or sanding, as the tiny particles are harmful to your health if breathed in. Washing the parts in warm water will also improve the adhesion of paint, as there may still be some moulding release agent on the parts when you receive them. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  5. 3 Down, 3 to go in my Canberra project This time, its a Vietnam-era US cloned Canberra all set to attack the Ho Chi Minh trail: Not a lot I can say about this kit, it builds very easily, doesn't need any filler and clearly shows the differences between the US variant of the Canberra and the British B(I).8, which was intended to fill much the same role. Italeri provide a good representative 500 & 750lb bomb load showing just how much of a bomb truck this aircraft was. No pilots though, so I have added a Matchbox navigator and Airfix pilot to fill the open (but nicely detailed) cockpit. Flaps and air brakes are open, as provided for in the kit. ... and finally, all 3 (thus far) lined up. I will need a bigger board to photograph them on when the next one is finished: FredT.
  6. Hi, I saw this is coming out soon and as a fan of the B-52 and the early silver over white SAC scheme I thought about giving it a go. Thoughts? Anyone built one? Any major flaws? Any decent aftermarket? The other question is does anyone know if ModelCollect are planning a complete B-52 range? Because if they are I'd like a C and D as well. Going to need a bigger cabinet...
  7. OK, Korean war aircraft fans- check out these color photos! Very nice 8th FBG and 51st FIW photos, too. Some very nice modeling possibilities in this bunch. I hope you enjoy them. Mike http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?354
  8. Second version of our first kit PE4801. Changed the way the assembly. Sets can be used with models of aircraft: F-15, F-16, F-111, A-10, CH-53, Swiss Hawker Hunter F.Mk.58. One set allows you to assemble four blocks, enough to equip such plane as F-16. For the F-15 will need two sets, and for the A-10 – four.
  9. Hallo This model is from Monogram 1/48 B-17. Old versatile kit. Interior mostly self-made. This model was a shared occupation with my wife Ruth; she is also very active on the forum with her F-16 yet. Anyway, the challenge was the first time use of Alclat. Happy modelling
  10. USAF 24" Tail Code Markings FS36622 1:72 USAFline Tailcodes for USAF aircraft or "Distinctive Unit Aircraft Markings" came about during the Vietnam War as a way of identifying individual aircraft once camouflage was applied to aircraft. White was used at first though this later changed to black, other colours then followed. The sheet provides 24" tailcodes with appropriate serial numbers. Also supplied are 6" marking letters for aircraft which never carried tailcodes. The sheets are well printed and colour dense. These are printed in FS36622 or "light gray". If needed they are available in other "colors" on the USAFline website. Conclusion Many modellers want different markings that the kits supply, these sheets from USAFline have made this easier. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of
  11. Hi everyone, thought I could show you my attempt at making a recce version of the Voodoo from the old Monogram kit Used the Koster Conversion which has vac-form front end from behind the canopy vac-form ecm pods and resin exhausts the markings are bogus, made from bits and pieces from the stash as none come with the conversion but tried to get as near as possible This is my only success at anything Vac-form, which says more about the quality of the conversion than my modelling prowess hope you enjoy looking at.. Cheers Russ
  12. Kit by Roden. Decals by Caracal.
  13. Hello everyone ... Im not sure if this has been posted before. I was researching the Two letter tail code’s for the USAF. I came across this site. http://www.military.cz/usa/air/air_accessories/usaf_tail_cod/usaf_tail_cod.htm Maybe it will help someone looking for a specific code. They also list units assigned, as well as aircraft types assigned to the specific codes. Dennis
  14. Hello Here is my most recent build with this 1/72 North American B-45A from Valom. This aircraft was from the 86th Bomb Squadron / 47th Bombardment Wing in 1954 at Sculthorpe RAF Station. The transfers came from a Caracal Models sheet and were very satisfactory. This kit is not for beginners and honestly one is enough. In the end the product is correct and will be published next month in the French magazine "Avion de combat". Patrick
  15. Hello mates, I am back and quite tired from Nuremberg Toy Fair (Darell Burge was so very kind and showed me a lot of beautiful Airfix stuff like Hunter and Wellington), so here as promised more pictures for you of my ripe Miss (Marilyn) Minooky, built 1999... Cheers, Thomas
  16. Hello mates, a Happy New Year to You! Hasegawa Tweet 1:72 built 1999 (there was a big bubble in the Hasegawa canopy). 937th IBAP Наu Giang VPAF as seen in Air International : this was really an old issue! The tarmac model picture is quite old on film... You can send a Tweet as letter.... so flat (and so nice)! Cheers, Thomas
  17. Hi everyone, just recently finished building an academy F-22A. Here's what she looks like- Tell me what you think. Cheers
  18. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Hasegawa B-26B Marauder, built from the box, with the addition of Quickboost gun barrels (QB72088) and True Details wheels (TB72026). I chose to represent 'Flak Bait', a well-known and well-documented aircraft from 449th Bomb Squadron, 322nd Bomb Group, operating from an airfield in England, 1944/1945.. 'Flak Bait' flew 202 missions until the end of the war. There's a number of original photographs on the internet, depicting 'Flak Bait' in various stages of weathering and in different weapon configurations. I tried my best to replicate what I've seen. Hasegawa's gorgeous boxtop artwork was used as a guideline, too. I painted with colors from Tamiya (XF-17) and Gunze/Mr.Hobby (H52, H53). Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel, IGM Cars & Bikes. Thanks for your interest, greetings from Vienna Roman Quite a lot of nose weight was required to prevent a "tail-sitter": Assembly was easy, as the Hasegawa kit has a very decent fit. I started painting with the base color, Aluminium. Then I applied Olive Drab to the upper surfaces and Grey to the undersides. Paint chips were done using Vaseline creme.
  19. I'm doing a double build this time (on separate threads), one of which is a Hasegawa F-15C Bitburg MiG killer in 1/72 scale. Why this one? Because I want to do one in Mod Eagle and the other in the older ghost gray scheme. Decals will come from the excellent Two Bobs "Eifel Eagles" set. The kit will be the basic Hasegawa kit which I have already built numerous times so this will be a relatively quick and painless build (I also have a lot of time on my hands!). The kit itself has good fit, although the engines are a bit fiddly and the nose section fit with the fuselage has some alignment issues. Surprisingly for a Hase kit, the cockpit has phenomenal detail not least the avionics bay; overall one of the best I have seen in 1/72 scale. The rest of the kit shows some age, although the panel lines are nice and thin, there's no rivet detail at all and there's a bit of flash here and there. Anyway, let's get on with it: first steps were the cockpit parts and painting some of the fuselage interior bits.
  20. Been a while since posting on here, finished a couple and started a few since. One that crossed the finish line was the L-39 from Eduard... From this kit (they reboxed the hell out of it) enough waffle, here's some beauty shots... In place of a series of photos of the build, I opted to just make a video of the full build process, owing to Pinterests horrific upload system. Hope you enjoy! (Also more stills at the end of the vid) Cheers!
  21. CMK(?) is to to release a 1/48th MA-1A USAF start cart (generating high velocity air for starting an aircraft jet engine) resin kit - ref. 8054 Source: http://www.specialhobby.net/2017/01/8054-ma-1a-usaf-start-cart-148.html 3D renders V.P.
  22. Hello, this is my 1/72 Revell B-17F, dressed as "Shamrock Special". Built from the box with the help of Eduard masks. Painted with Gunze acrylics. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel of IGM Cars & Bikes. Thanks for your interest. Best wishes and happy Easter Holidays from Vienna! Roman
  23. USAF 24" Tail Code Markings 1:72 USAFline Tailcodes for USAF aircraft or "Distinctive Unit Aircraft Markings" came about during the Vietnam War as a way of identifying individual aircraft once camouflage was applied to aircraft. White was used at first though this later changed to black. The sheet here is the black one, however the white one is exactly the same. The sheet provides 24" tailcodes with appropriate serial numbers. Also supplied are 6" marking letters for aircraft which never carried tailcodes. The sheets are continuous film, well printed and colour dense. Conclusion Many modellers want different markings that the kits supply, these sheets from USAFline have made this easier. Highly recommended. Black White Review samples courtesy of
  24. Hi everyone, Just completed my attempt at building a `Skoshi Tiger` Freedom Fighter from Wolfpacks issue of the 1/48 Kinetic kit Completed as an F-5C of 4503rd TFS, USAF, Vien Hoa AFB, South Vietnam, 1965 Built mostly from the box contents, which is the Kinetic kit with resin refuelling probe and ejector seat, but I added bombs from a Hasegawa weapons set, ....... ..... some armour plate to the lower forward fuselage and replaced the rear view mirrors with some made from thick tin foil This kit came with sprues moulded in different colour plastics and didn`t go together as well as my previous Kinetic build and req`d lots of filler and sanding. `Skoshi Tiger was the name given to the combat evaluation detachment prior to it being selected for use by the VNAF Here it is with my VNAF build I did some time ago Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking Cheers Russ
  25. Dear fellow Britmodellers. I am currently working on Revell's 1/72 B-17F kit, which contains markings for B-17F-10-BO, serial 42-29591, LL-Z, The Shamrock Special, 8th Air Force, 91st Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Squadron. Revell's instructions are a bit vague: - Revell's painting/marking section show "Shamrock Special" with a astrodome. (The astrodome is not mentioned in the build instructions though.) As "Shamrock" is an early production B-17F (F-10 block), should it have an astrodome - or the flat transparent panel? I have found two period photographs of "Shamrock", but can't tell for sure which part should be fitted. Information on this subject is welcome. Thanks!
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