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  1. I wanted to do something less well known or covered for this GB and thanks to @Corsairfoxfouruncle I can. He pointed me at the Hobby 2000 re-release of the Hasegawa Dewoitine D.520. They do two versions, one of them containing three schemes used by French forces in Africa. I was so enamoured I bought two!! This is the box: Oddly, that is the one scheme I won't be doing as it required masking and painting all those stripes yourself and I'm way too slow a builder for that. I will be doing the other two options shown below: Option two looks at first like a standard French air force early war scheme, but check the rudder - that's a French naval aircraft. The other scheme is odd enough that it was just crying out to be built. You can start arguing now whether the Crosses of Lorraine should be red or blue Sprue shots and anything else I think is relevant when the posties have been - each kit, plus a paint set is coming from a different supplier. Allez!! Andy
  2. Hi there I wanted to build a B-17 that did not have heavy panel lines like Revell and Airfix provide, or have to worry about shimmining the wings of a NMF build that is needed for the Academy set. My cunning plan was to buy the Hasegawa kit and re-scribe it. Here is the kit with the KitsWorld decals to be used. The cunning plan fell apart as soon as I got the parts out of the plastic bag. Even though Hasegawa have been selling this kit for years with my preferred marking scheme, the kit comes with staggered waist gun positions which came after Miss Lace left the factory. So, plan B was mark the position for a new window using the raised panel lines as reference. This was cut and the old opening filled in. That looked good until the 2 fuselage halves were lined up. The windows did not match. Someone in the Hasegawa factory did someting right with this kit as the raised panel lines do fit the staggered waist windows. It just so happens that the panel lines are different from one side to the other. Time for Plan C, move the window again, here it is. Now the windows line up better in plan view. One really positive surprise with this kit is how well the wings join the fuselage, no putty expected here but some needed to fill the sink marks. More pics in a few days after the window story is complete and the intercooler and oil cooler inlets are boxed in to the wings. Regards Toby
  3. My F-100F is close to completion and I will be starting on my F-105G soon, but I thought that after 3 USAF planes in SEA camo, a big gray and white USN one would be nice, so if I have time I will have a shot at this, though it might not get started for a while. If you thought that my story of the B-57G was a bit long, then this will probably be even worse as the development of the Skywarrior aka Whale was perhaps even more complicated and I thought I needed to start with a bit of political history to set the scene for what was to become the heaviest and largest aircraft to operate from US carriers though the later Vigilante ran it close – sorry about that! At the end of WWII, an at times rather heated argument developed between the USAAF, soon to become the USAF, and the US Navy over the subject of nuclear weapons. The Air Force said they already had the B-29 as a means of delivery but the USN pointed out it did not have intercontinental range and would need to use bases in friendly countries, whilst they could use carriers to get in close. The Air Force replied that the longer ranged B-36 would solve this problem but the Navy disagreed, pointing out that the B-36 would need fighter escorts and they would still have to use friendly bases due to lack of range.. From the naval point of view, the problem was that the current generation of atom bombs were very big and heavy, and it was calculated that to carry them a suitable distance would need a plane weighing in at over 100,000lb when loaded, far too heavy for any existing carrier such as the Midway Class just entering service. The long term solution was a new class of much bigger carriers, and after much bitter argument they managed to force through funding for the 5 ships of the "United States" class. To give you some idea of the size, the Midway class as originally built were 1001ft long and displaced 45000 tons, whilst the United States would be 1090ft long and displace 65000 tons rising to over 80000 tons fully loaded. By comparison the Nimitz is the same length but displaces 100,000 tons or more – all figures dependent on where you measure the length and how you measure the displacement as is of course usual when dealing with ships! As the lead ship USS United States would not enter service until 1952 at the earliest, it was proposed to use the Lockheed PCV-3C Neptune as a stop gap. Operating from the Midway class carriers, they would be craned on board and stay on deck as they could neither land on a carrier or fit on a lift to be taken down to the hangar. Using JATO bottles for take of they would make a one way trip wave hopping to the target, with the crew ditching after dropping their weapon in the hopes of being picked up by picket submarines off the enemy coast. 12 were assigned to VC-5 but thankfully were never used in anger. At the same time an order was placed in June 1946 for the North American AJ Savage powered by 2 piston engines, with a jet engine in the tail, which weighed around 45000lb and could just about operate with an A-Bomb off the Midway class and the converted Essex class coming into service. 55 AJ-1 were ordered, entering service in September 1949, and a further 55 improved AJ-2 and 30 AJ-2P photo planes followed. The Savage was always going to be an interim design and so in August 1948 the BuAer sent out an invitation for bids for a 100,000lb bomber for the new carrier to 14 companies of which 6 submitted designs, including Douglas, who submitted their design model 593-7 in March 1949, and received a letter of intent for 2 “X” model prototypes on March 31st. Unfortunately, on April 23rd 1949, just 5 days after the keel of the USS United States was laid, the administration decided to cancel the program as part of a cost saving exercise, leaving the USAF as apparent winners of the argument, and the resulting “Revolt of the Admirals” and the consequent political “firestorm” ended up with the Secretary of the Navy and numerous Admirals either retiring or being fired. However 6 months later the Korean War broke out, and the Navy suddenly became popular again, and in 1951 they issued a contract for 12 A3D-1 Skywarriors. To be continued............................................... Cheers, Pete
  4. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Hasegawa B-25J in colors of the Soviet Air Force (VVS) in 1945. Built with addition of PART photo-etch and CMK resin parts. Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. Thank you for your interest in this topic. Best greetings from Vienna, Roman
  5. My entry for this groupbuild will be Hasegawa's MV-22B Osprey. I have been fascinated by this aircraft since I first saw one, especially the way it folds its wings/rotors for storage. So ambitiously I am going to try and build it in the folder configuration. Haven't been able to find a kit that offers this, barr some 1/350 offerings. Also haven't managed to find a builr example on the inlet. My googling however suggest that the Hasegawa kit might be the best option to start with. To help I have purchased some resin to help the build.
  6. While Danton is in the final stages, another GB started on the other forum, this is my entry. My plan is to make her at full speed like here: But with the full name on her side, this photo was taken during trials, she was still named 30 then I'm going to use this: and I've drawn a decal with Nagatsuki's name for both sides and stern, but don't have it yet That's how much I've managed in last few days, between painting sessions on Danton: Cheers Mick
  7. More than 20 years after finishing my last model I felt I wanted to try out some modelling again! Last time I was "active" was in 1999-2000 or so, when I moved out from my parents house. Out of my old builds nothing is left except for some photos, but I recall some fun builds like the revell F101-B Voodoo in 1:72 and the Airfix S A Bulldog in the same scale, and of course also the Airfix Bf109 in 1:24. So, after many years I want to get off where I left and as a start I will try out with something rather easy where I can focus on trying out some new techniques. This turned out to be the Hasegawa P-47D in 1:48, so here we go! I started this build already in january 2020 but it was first now I decided to publish a build log of it - for this reason not all steps have been documented. The pace has not been the most rapid one, but I will drop some posts on the current progress and hopefully things will move faster now when I have the tools etc in place. The first thing I did was to replace the exhausts in the front with new ones that I made from beer can aluminium. The parts provided in the kit (seen on top of the exhausts in the photo) were not too convincing. The new ones were somewhat better even if the openings in the end felt a little too large. The rear (intercooler?) openings were good in shape but of course too thick as they are moulded parts. I considered removing them and replace them with brass, aluminium or crash moulded / vac formed plastic sheet, but in the end it turned out I could just carve them out and still get a decent result.
  8. Kit - Hasegawa PT6 Paint - All acrylics & AK Xtreme Metal lacquers Decals - Furball 48-045 & kit Extras - Aires resin seats, Eduard & Airwaves kit specific etch sets, cockpit & IP wiring, wheel bay plumbing using various gauged of wire and plastic card etc. F-4J Phantom II VF-102 'Diamondbacks' USS Independence 1973 / 74 One of the kits I brought out to NZ with me over eight years ago... I bought the 'extras' over the course of a few years and as soon as the Furball decal sheet came-out in 2015 leaped on it ! - The VF-102 scheme is my absolute favourite on any Phantom, inspired by the box art on the Revell 1:72 kit from 1965. So the kit is the re-issue of the F-4S from 2004, but with the 'J' wings and all engraved panel lines - because the fuselage is the 'S' version, the 'slime lights' had to be carved-off, so whilst I was doing that, I decided to cut & re-profile the inner flaps, scratchbuild the rear of the back-seater's IP with scrap sprue and short lengths of fuse wire etc and detail-out the nosewheel bay with larger gauges of wire. I also added all of the Eduard kit-specific etch set and Airwaves canopy set. The seats are Aires resin replacements which come with separate etch frets for the seat harnesses. The rest of the kit was built straight from the box. I mixed the Light Gull Grey from Tamiya acrylics using the (in)famous Mk.I eyeball method, but before laying down the paint I decided to test my new Uschi Van Der Rosen 'splatter masks' which was risky but very worthwhile - I would recommend giving them a go, but be careful, practice to get the best results - I just got lucky. This was my first time using Furball decals, they are bl**dy superb - amongst the very best decals I have used in fifty years of modelling. For final weathering I went to my tried and trusted 'oil dot & blending' method using Windsor & Newton products - been doing this technique for thirty years, so I'm sticking to it. Not too much else to say - I love how it's turned-out, certainly the best F-4 model I've completed - but then the last 1:48 kit I actually finished was sometime in the 1990's so it's not much of a claim. Please feel free to comment, question and criticise. Best from NZ. Ian.
  9. This is my take on Bf109K-4 '334265' - discovered un-serviceable at Amberg in April 1945 after being either damaged in combat or strafed on the ground - I guess we'll never know. The aircraft carried no unit markings and the only identifiers on it were the last three digits of the WNr spray-painted freehand onto the rear of the fuselage. Typical 'mix n match' late-war colour scheme, which made it a lot of fun to paint. There seems to be some dispute over the wing camo colours, but I went with a best guess. The Hasegawa kit, despite being fairly old, went together well. I used the kit swastika decals, but the rest of the markings (there aren't that many anyway) are Montex masks. Anyway, hope you like - comments and criticism positively encouraged
  10. Since my last build became so involved, I thought I'd work on something a little easier. So, I am pulling out the Hasegawa Mk. VIII (Same kit as my Mk. VIII build from last month) along with the aftermarket Quickboost resin Mk.VII conversion kit consisting of pointed wing tips and pressurization intake. I was able to get decals from fleabay and will be doing James J. O'Meara's Mk. VII, MD120 (NX-O) from March 1944. There are some good pictures of the aircraft and the simple light sea gray over PRU blue is appealing after my last build. I was looking for straightforward, but right out of the gate I have problems. The Quickboost wing tips fall short in the direction of chord: Plus it's a butt-join which makes it hard to line up. I had a thought to check out the Eduard wing tips from the spares box, and looking from above it looks like they were made for the Hasegawa kit! But, they are much thinner and have a significant step on top and bottom where they meet the rest of the wing: So, I hatched a plan to make spacers using the "regular" wingtips found in the Hasegawa kit. I used my razor saw for an initial rough cut, and then sanded the spacers to size. Lots of CA was used to get the right contour. I must be doing something right, because after the spacers were put on, they matched the Eduard wingtips. A little too much it turns out... When I glued them onto the main wing assembly, there was a step on the bottom of the wing where they met. So I used some of my epoxy putty to make them a hair thicker and will sand them smooth tomorrow. The cockpit isn't my greatest work, but that was intentional. On my Mk. VIII build I added detail to the cockpit only to find I can't see it now it's all buttoned up. So in this case, I just painted the correct colors on, added some Eduard steel seat belts and called it good. Tonight I buttoned up the fuselage and added the pressurizer intake
  11. After 2019 (link)newsletters, the Hasegawa news for January 2020. Source: http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/month/202001/ V.P.
  12. After years of staring at the model in my cabinet, I decided last week after seeing yet another P-3 kit started that it was time to crack on with the restoration of this: I built this back in 1981, I think. Considering it was all brush-painted and the walkways painted, it wasn't a bad job but the seams were terrible, it needed nose weight (which I'd left out) and the decals were all faded (no clear coats on my models in those days!). I want to rebuild it as a flying desktop model of the EW version of the AP-3C, two of which will continue in service with 10SQN, RAAF for a few more years. I have the Hawkeye Models decal set I'll use for this and I managed to get a copy of the Hamilton Hobbies ELINT conversion set, too. It's suffering from the moulds becoming worn, so I'll need to do a fair bit of work on the castings for it to pass muster. I'll also be using the Quickboost prop set as I want to model it with #1 engine loitered (propeller feathered in flight). First step - strip with oven cleaner: It took a few goes and some resorting to the more-toxic-but-more-effective caustic stuff but it all came off eventually! The Lincoln at the bottom is not being stripped - it was in the hangar for a tailwheel repair! Some bits broke off but I'm not concerned as they're being replaced anyway. The sonobouy launcher section and all the pylons were then removed and the small galley/rest area windows, which had clouded over, popped out. I've made a plastic sleeve like the one I made for the USS Enterprise from plastic stock on Ray Seppala's suggestion. It'll go inside the fuselage to take the brass stand before I fit the replacement belly section. Lots of surgery required on the #2 and #3 engine fairings for the EWPS resin bits, the nose for the IRDS bits and wingtip replacements. Then it'll be time for some seam sealing...
  13. Even though I have a huge backlog of models to be finished (around a dozen or so - the KUTAs cannot come early enough this year) @modelling minion tickled my ego and here I am with (hopefully first) entry to this GB. The kit is a venerable Hasegawa Vigilante which I got as a gift after purchasing a stock of other kits on a classified advertisments website: As one can see the wings are glued together and the cockpit has been glued in place (which I pryed out for painting anyway) - i consider this to be under 25% build. Should the hosts object, then there will be one less Vigilante in this GB The first task was to establish the eligibility of the aircraft for the use in ths GB. This required some research spanning several websites (mainly http://www.joebaugher.com/ it's search engine: http://users.rcn.com/jeremy.k/serialSearch.html and http://www.forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/ for airframe identification, www.gonavy.jp for squadron deployment). In turns out all the aircraft which can be depicted by the decals used to serve in Vietnam at that particular time. I was tempted to use the second scheme from the Trumpeter kit I build last year (pre-britmodeller), but opted againts It as it is a post-war shore deployment scheme. After assessing the kit I noticed the WSO figure missing, which is not a dealbreaker for me since a) I build my planes usually without the crew and b) he would go in the rear cockpit which is not visible with the canopy closed - which is the only way to build this kit BTW. THe bigger issue was the lack of instructions. Although most of the parts are fairly self explanatory there are some small bits and bobs on the spruce in the foreground left, which have me some head scratching. Fortunately a good soul uploaded a PDF.instruction for another incarnation of this kit an Scalmates (thank you stranger). Unfortunately I didn't have any information on the decal placement so more online research was needed. Google image search to the rescure! It turn out that pleople actualy draw (all?) these aircraft. After browing through several sites in the ilk of https://www.aviationillustration.com/ I found the necessary references. As for smaller decals, not shown in the above mentioned illustrations I hope that my Trumpeter build will provide me with ample reference. I am not 100% sure for which aircraft I will go with. the BuNo.: 151626, 156625 or 156609 can be build. The finisherd Trumpeter kit (boy does this get mentioned a lot) is the 156609 in a later scheme but some decals for this aircraft are slightly damaged on the Hasegawa sheet. I am currently leaning to the 156625 with those big red arrows on the vertical stabilizer, but the blue lettering of the 151626 has also its' own appeal. But let's get cracking. I started with prying the cockpit lose from the kit, which thankfully went of easily. This gave me the opportunity to airbrush it as well as the interior. The tanks - a feature missing from the Trumpeter kit have been glued together. Afterwards the fusealage was joined with cockpit and WSO cockpit windows where glued in place. I painted the camera bays of the recon-pylon (which is slightly different than the Trumpeter one - I wonder which one is more accurate) and placed their transparencies. Also I placed the engine baffles in the intakes which has been a nightmare. I added plenty of weight (20g) behind the cockpit. This is a) due to the less than perfect location of the weight and b) because I like the models to have some gravitas Finally I glued the fuselage, wings, and nose together. A days work. There is some putting & filing to be done. Final thoughts: compared to the Trumpeter kit, this one really shows it's age. The only thing speaking for it are the external fuel tanks and slightly better researched details (the engine intakes have the right curvature for example). The moulding technology (recessed vs raised panels) , fit, flash and ejection pins (or absence thereof), the build options, decals and instruction of the Trumpeter kit are clearly superior. This is hardly surprising, as there is a gap of 36 years between the tools and 34 years between the decals. The Hasegawa kit is still an enjoyable build and I am sure will look spledind side by side with it's newer colleague.
  14. looking forward to this GB, hopefully I can finish this one, my track record is getting worse. This little lady is winging its way to me Perhaps the phantom will be a popular choice in this GB? I think it will be an exciting chance to try some tricky metallic work at the rear and I love the Phantom in SEA schemes. I’ll enliven it with just a touch of AM mainly this.... and a montex canopy mask Hope it fits in my display cabinet The phantom is a big beast in 1/48!
  15. This project started last winter as FGR.2 XV436 of No. 6 Squadron. Then I read Aircraft Artificer Lionel A. Smith's "Phantom at sea" from the book "Phantom from the cockpit". It was "hook-up" for the FG.1 and "bolter" for the FGR.2. Lionel Smith was sent ashore to NAS Roosevelt Roads (Puerto Rico) on June 1971 when XT861 was diverted to the island to make some repairs on the "Cab". His style impressed me at once and I started to build my first ever RN aircraft. I built the model using Aires seats, jet pipes, wheels and air scoops. A lot of scratch building was required because I made the keel box and engine air intakes myself. A lot of re-scribing and rivetting was also required. Finally I painted the model with a brush using Humbrol enamels 27 and 34 and when the decals were on (343 of them to be precise) two final coats of Hu 135 was applied with a "Leonard's" brush. Weathering was made with "Caran D'ache" oil baesd crayons. As this was FGR.2 boxing the decals came from Alley Cat, Extra Decal, Hasegawa, Icarus, Impact Models and Model Alliance. It's a shame that no one provides good quality stencils for the British Phantom. Let's see some photos. I hope you like them I add a couple of WIP photos also if they are allowed to show you some details I mentioned about... Here is the home made Keel Box and engines. Intakes made from styrene sheet, Milliput, a pair of surplus tanks and Compressor wheels. The air brakes were closed in parked aircraft but this was too good a detail to miss... Note also the scratch built Auxiliary Air Door. Best Regards, Antti
  16. My First Chopper! - Hasegawa UH-1H Iroquois 1:72 Never built a chopper before - time to change that! I acquired a second hand Hasegawa UH and noticed this GB, thought it would be perfect place to do some helicopter modelling for the fist time. This is the kit. Contents of the box - some of the parts had been cut off... ... and there was some paint - but I think we can safely assure it's still under the 25% rule Details are looking bit rough-ish. Decals seem past their prime - let's see if we can whiten them up with the help of the sun. Small metal rods were included within the box - I can't find any mention about them in the instructions? Are they perhaps something that the previous owner has added to the box or are they original contents of the box? They kinda look that they could be used for the antennas for the Japanese version. Speaking of versions- the japanese one is looking pretty cool with the interesting camo job. But then again, the US one is looking quite sharp too with the white sides. What do you reckon - which one should I build?
  17. Now that my USS Olympia build is winding down it's time for an airplane again. I grew up close to a Norwegian Air Force base housing the RNoAF 333sqdn P-3s, Hence I've always had a strong affinity for this plane. On Sep 13th 1987 one of the units P-3s collided with an Su-27 Flanker. This P-3 will be the subject of this build. The plane The incident as depicted on the boxart for a Trumpeter Flanker, incidentally my next build to join the P-3 on the shelf... The kit Got some aftermarket sets to add some detail. Planning on the plane being parked with the rear entry door closed but ladder attached, flaps down and bomb bay doors open. In addition I plan on recreating the damage to the props. I'll have the affected prop feathered with the engine covers open. Since I'm not planning on using the rear interior I'll use seats in the CMR set up in the cockpit instead. Well, at least all that is the plan...we'll see how it actually turns out. Ken
  18. #17/2020 The Imperial Japanes theme continues. After two navy subjects now one from the army. Hasegawa kit oob, only added Eduard seatbelts, EZ line for the antenna wires and plastic rod pieces for the landing gear indicators on the upper wings. Painted with MRP White Aluminium. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235074607-banzai148-nakajima-ki-44-ii-otsu-shoki-”tojo”-40mm-cannon-imperial-japanese-army/ In order to achieve better results against the B-29s it was decided to equip the Ki-44 air defence fighter with Ho301 40mm cannons. It used caseless ammunition and had a low muzzle velocity. Due to that the pilots had to get very close to the bombers to score a good hit. The system wasn´t very successful so most of the 40mm guns were replaced with 20mm or 12,7mm ones. The model shows an aircraft of 2nd Chutai 47th Hiko Sentai. DSC_0001 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0001 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr
  19. Hello Gents And Ladies, This is my 1st contrubition to Britmodeller. This is Revell boxed, hasegawa mould 1:48 F4U-7 kit finished as AU-1 (F4U-6)Korean war veteran. I used a pair of Kont Eduard's seatbelts, Printscale decals. Process still goes on, I hope you like it.
  20. Hello all, Here is my recently completed 1/72 Hasegawa Lancaster B.1 Special. On the 19th March 1945, PB996, YZ-C, was piloted by Flying Officer Phil Martin, DFC and bar, on an operation to destroy the Arnsberg Viaduct in Germany. Dropped from 12,000 feet, the 22000lb Grand Slam bomb impacted the Western end of the viaduct, along with four Tallboys, causing it to collapse. Extras used included Eduard interior etch, Eduard canopy mask and AML camouflage masks. Paints are a mixture of MRP for the upper surfaces and Tamiya 'Nato Black' for the undersides. The build thread is here A picture of the real thing to start: My effort: Beside my other two 617 Squadron 'Specials': Thanks for looking. Dave
  21. Evening all, Here is my finished F-22 Raptor in 1/48 from Hasegawa. This was my first experience with Hasegawa and I am very impressed! That said, I did add a few details, mostly to the cockpit - all of this is in my WIP thread: Here is the finished build: Some detail photos of the cockpit: Thanks for looking!
  22. Hello Everyone, Originally I was going to build either the 1/72 Revell Hind-D, F-4U Corsair or Hawker Tempest for this build as I remember how badyly I made them when I was a kid (around 12-13). However then going over the rules, I saw a little bit that a kid is defined as anything before 18 years old and if an older kit was going to be refurbed there was no 25% minimum rule. As I have been repairing/finishing failed GB kits during all these fun and games, I was going to look at the Valkyrie next and this fits the bill as far as I can tell? So onto the story. In December 2000 I started work at the local Safeways Supermarket. As my birthday is late in July, I was one of those unique few that legally left school at 15, so I was always on the young side. Anyhow, I remember buying lots of useless and unneeded stuff with my new found wealth - who doesn't at that age?! I remember finding a new website called "HobbyLink Japan" that would send over model kits from Japan? Result! I remember ordering a few Gundams (Ex-S, GP-03, Double X) and a Super Valkyrie from the Macross series of films/tv shows. I had gotten back into the Anime circles just after school and was enjoying everything I could download on this new technology called "broadband"... kids today will never know the pain of waiting for an MP3 file to download via DC++/IRC (before Napster was even thought of!) on a dial-up modem. I remember watching the Macross series way back when I was a nipper (not Robotech) it was a fansub on VHS that a guy in the street had managed to get. I also remember it being the first "cartoon" I had seen where one of the main characters actually die... that was shock to a young kid in the 80's. Anyhow, back to the model. The Gundam's I built (rather poorly) and where proudly displayed on my shelf as they could be built in an afternoon, however this Hasegawa model was different. It needed to be built like the old Revell/Airfix kits I used to build as a kid. So I dug out all of my old gear and started to build it. Lets just was the desired result was never acheived and the kit was thrown up in the loft for the next ten or so years. Then I met my ex-girlfriends father and he was into wargaming - I remember seeing him paint two Baneblades (from Warhammer 40k) and thinking they where cool, said about the Valkyrie and he said he would look at it. Well things didn't work out between me and that girlfriend and that was that as they say but I did look at the kit again and tried a few bits more with worse results - kit boxed back up and thrown in the loft. 11 years ago I met my current girlfriend and one day we was walking around Lakeside when I saw a shop called "ModelZone". I had a look in there and saw lots of kits on display (I really do miss that shop) and was interested in the Valkyrie again - I may or maynot have seen a Valkyrie in there, I really am not sure. I said to my girlfriend that I was a geek and wanted to get some bits and pieces. I remember buying a Revell 1/72 TA-152 and Revell 1/76 Comet MBT - they came out okay. But my girlfriend surprised me by saying she was okay with my hobby and has supported me with this every chance she could. Fast forward a few years and I am making model kits full on as my main hobby. I take a look at the Valkyrie again and decide to have a crack at it again, I take it apart as best as I can (badly) and then just prime the main parts. Didn't like the kit so threw it back in the box on the shelf. I now have a few Valkyrie kit's in my possession (I think about 8) but none of them are completed as of yet. So I have decided to get this one finished as it has plagued me for near on 20 years now. I hope it is okay to get this kit added to this GB? If not just say and I will probably build the Hind-D (which was going to be done after the Valkyrie anyhow. Picture time! The box art in all of it's glory. You have got to admit that the drawing is very cool and nothing like the finished article that I produced! The parts as you can see where a complete mess. I have squashed one of the leg fastpacks. I have also ruined one of the wings. I have lost a missile pod as well. I am going to see how much I can build with just the bits I have here. Other random bits and bobs. I also have the weapon set for the Valkyries as well so I could bomb up the aircraft. A Macross stand as well! This is turning into 3 kits in one thread! The decals for the main kit and the weapon set. Both have survived the last 20 years relatively intact. As you can see I have alread used some of the decals already. With no idea why, I used the decals for Hayao Kakizaki's aircraft. I probably liked the green, only answer I can think of why. But this time I will use the decals of the main protagonist - Hikaru Ichijyo (the red ones). I have used the cockpit decal, but that is completely destroyed. I have a back up decal I can use. I got this a while ago for another kit, but would work well here also. I will see how things go. I may steal the decal out of the kit these where intending to go to. What everything should look like when I have finished but with rockets and reactor bombs on the wings. The some of the load outs you can have on the kit. For the people wondering how did that thing ever get off the ground, the simple answer is... it didn't need to. It was launched from the SDF-1 Macross while in space where take off weight isn't a problem. This is the kit that the PE was purchased for. If I really need to, I can steal parts from this kit but I really do not want to. I will scratch build as and where I can. This should be fun... wish me luck! Kind Regards, Dazz
  23. Next off the self is the very old (maybe original?) boxing of the Hasegawa P-2H Neptune. I've washed the sprues and resin bits. Here they are drying amongst the Scout WIP. Soon to be joined by the Eduard bomb bay and general detail kits, the Aeroclub props and landing gear and PD Decals, amongst others. Not too many plastic parts but heaps of resin and etch. Lots of rescribing to do as everything is raised detail. I'll paint everything this week when the wife goes back to work as she hates the smell of enamel paint through the house!
  24. Hello all, After building a Lancaster with 'Upkeep' and a Lancaster with 'Tallboy', there's one missing (I'm sure you can guess where this is going), so here it is- Lancaster B.1 Special of 617 Squadron fitted with the monster 22,000lb 'Grand Slam' bomb. On the 19th March 1945, PB996, YZ-C, was piloted by Flying Officer Phil Martin, DFC and bar, on an operation to destroy the Arnsberg Viaduct in Germany. Dropped from 12,000 feet, the bomb impacted the Western end of the viaduct, along with four Tallboys, causing it to collapse. Kit: Extras: Will be using an AML paint mask (it's designed for Airfix kits but fits the Hasegawa kits too), Eduard canopy mask and interior etch. Marking options: The real thing in action, 19th March, 1945: From what I can gather, the only part of the kit that needs altered is the removal of 2 of the 4 rear .303 machine guns, as one of my references has stated that, amongst several other modifications for the carrying of the Grand Slam, the number of guns was reduced to 2 as a weight saving measure. Any other advice from those in the know would be most helpful! Should get a start once I clear the Su-33 from the bench and make some progress on a Spitfire. Cheers Dave
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