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  1. This will be my contribution to the Ship Killers section of this GB. I have yet to decide on the colourscheme but it will be carrying two torpedoes.
  2. Hi, here's the most recent completion. ProModeller boxing of the Monogram kit, finished with Hataka orange line for the metal/silver and Tamiya for the OD, red and yellow areas. Hi-Decal decals for a Greek Air Force aeroplane. Thanks 20190303_105027 by bryn robinson, on Flickr 20190303_104957 by bryn robinson, on Flickr 20190303_104854 by bryn robinson, on Flickr 20190303_104817 by bryn robinson, on Flickr 20190303_104757 by bryn robinson, on Flickr
  3. Just one photo for now, will get more up tomorrow night of the sprues etc Will be done as per kit, but with AM decals as the kit ones are bust.. I have a good feeling about finishing this one Huey Hog by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr
  4. This is the old Monogram 1/48 MiG 15 from the 70's. Dad had this kit kicking around the house for at least 30 years and he finally gave it to me so I thought I'd build it. It's not too bad, but scales out to around 1/44, so any aftermarket bits you have in 1/48 will be way too small. The fit is decent but the canopy is fairly poor. I added some instrument decals to the cockpit to add a little detail. Markings are those of Maj I. P. Golshevskij who apparently flight night time interception missions over Korea. Decals from the spares box and I made the front FOD cover.
  5. Hello Everybody ... This will be my entry for this build. The classic but very good Monogram Republic F-84F Thunderstreak. I will choose which markings i will do this in as i approach the painting stage. My two - three options are 390th T.F.S out of Chambley-Bussieres France. This one has Yellow/Black striping. The other is the 77th T.F.S. These are the markings of the CO of the 77th. Lt.Col.Bob Ackerly. The 20th were at RAF Wethersfield. From the NMUSAF records. ”Nov 1951–22 May 1952; Wethersfield RAF Station, England, 1 Jun 1952; Shepherds Grove RAF Station (later, RAF Shepherds Grove), England, 9 Aug 1955; RAF Wethersfield, England, 27 Apr 1956.” See everyone when this starts next week, @Col. Thanks for setting this build up im looking forward to it. Dennis
  6. This project has been a light hearted in-fill model to relax with whilst building other models and it’s finally finished, but I wasn’t sure if to post it in this section or not, especially as it’s not a true scale model. Anyway, here it is and what I’ve try to do is create a vehicle that’s been in a hell-like dusty desert with plenty of battle scars from multiple engagements with the enemy. I’ve used this model to try a coulple of new finishing techniques and also add a few bits and bobs from the spares box to complement the kit. The main mods I’ve done are as follows: The addition of pioneer tools, a couple of towing shackles, extended tapered radio aerial, scratch built some radio headphones, added a rear light, jack, two interior storage bins, a battery and cooling fan for the engine, a side window for the driver, fire extinguisher, reposing of both skeletons (breaking of many bones was necessary ), adding a strap to oberleutnant ‘Scally’s’ binoculars, giving the vehicle some battle damage including bullet holes, making the bonnet removable, adding metal footplates, making new flags, and adding a few extra decals. I do intend to make a base for it in between other builds, but for now I’m calling it finished. Bitte, haf a looksee, aber, critics vill be shot!
  7. My first “big” build after i started making model planes about a year ago... Thinks this is the sixth model i have made so far... The 1/48 C-47 “Honey bun III”, Italian, Normandy, Holland and Bastogne veteran! Hope to improve my weathering techniques in the future... Please let me know what you think, i can only learn and hope my next plane will be better
  8. Hello again, Here's one I finished last year, Monograms 1/48 P-38 Lightning from the 1960's - updated and marked in my favourite scheme for the type, the flying Dragon! The kit was rescribed, worn area of wing riveted, all flight controls and flaps had to be defined/rescribed in order to stand out, all engine scoops on the engine nacelles and the supercharger were opened up, and a scratch built gunsight, instrument panel, engine controls and wiring were added to the cockpit. A modified Ultracast seat was used. - Bazooka's and wheels are spare from and Academy kit - Landing gear detailed, oil coolers in nacelle, and radiators /interior structure added to radiators on tailbooms, brass tubing for guns. - Dragon faces and mouths were masked and painted, green color custom mixed to match decals, Aeromaster decals for the rest of markings, - Painted with Tamiya acrylics using "hairspray" technique for worn/chipped paint area's, weathered with oils and acrylics. Lots of work, but I enjoyed it and the model won Gold at our local Winnipeg IPMS contest, and "Model of the Year". I'm quite proud of it, hope you like. Again, hope you like Colin
  9. 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, from a dash G to a dash E. Goog kit, I used parts from the Verlinden kit, this kit is just a copy from the original parts, there is a slight difference, almost not noticeable. And some parts from a Heller X-kit, so I believe resin parts are from Renaissance.Don't Know, More to come soon. Thank for watching. Sincerely. Corsaircorp
  10. bar side

    Harrier GR5

    Time to put the GR5 up on RFI. It’s a kit bash of a Monogram AV-8B with new Sky Models decals and a Pavla resin Martin Baker seat. Nice kit to build in the basic form thanks for looking
  11. this time with an early Harrier of the 8th Squadrille, Spanish Navy, or Armada Española, Octava Esquadrilla hard to come by Monogram kit, as Kinetic did not manage yet to release a very early Harrier single seater... fingers crossed they will soon! (GR.1, Gr.3 and AV-8A and AV-8S) Decals by Series Españolas, looking great, as usual! Quickboost Stencel seat here we go! ingredients and WIP and output: no long time retired after having been sold to Thailand were they had a second spring!
  12. This was one of my final models before graduating to an air brush. A P-39Q Zebra Training aircraft, used to train air-gunners. This was the forerunner to the P-63 Pinball aircraft.
  13. Hi everybody y bien venidos! I will move on here with my Spanish series.... this time with an early Harrier of the 8th Squadrille, Spanish Navy, or Armada Española, Octava Esquadrilla Monogram molds, as Kinetic did not manage yet to release a very early Harrier single seater... fingers crossed they will soon! (GR.1, Gr.3 and AV-8A and AV-8S) Decals by Series Españolas, looking great, as usual! I will add a Quickboost Stencel seat I guess... that is what I have for now, fit looks good! Weapons? gun pods I assume, as well as N/ P Sidewinders, or alternatively Lau -10 Zunis.... external tanks? which size and where to take from? are the 100 Gallon tanks from Hunters the same one? looking forward top your comments! Thanks, Werner
  14. tomprobert

    Monogram's Classic B-17G

    I'm going to join the party with Monogram's classic 1/48th B-17G: DSC_0002 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr I've built many of these over the years, and despite it's age it builds into a lovely rendition of the Fortress. In fact, when you look at a real B-17, the raised detail is more accurate than modern recessed toolings so I'm going to do my best to preserve all of the raised panel lines, etc. I also think that the new Airfix 1/72nd scale kit aside, this is the most accurate of the available B-17 models. This will be built more or less out of the box, with the exception of some aftermarket wheels and decals. I have a sheet for 'Swamp Fire' - a veteran of well over 100 missions with the 397th BG out of Kimbolton, or alternatively I have an old MicroScale sheet covering the Bassingborne-based 91st BG's aircraft 'Out House Mouse', 'Little Miss Mischief', and 'Nine-O-Nine', as well as 'Joker' from the 463rd BG, 15th Air Force. I'm undecided as to which aircraft to go for yet, but I'll make my mind up as I progress. DSC_0004 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr So, it's time to dive in and get cracking! Tom
  15. After a 20+ year break, BM inspired me to start building the Monogram OA-4M that I'd carried around with me since the 90s. The idea was to blow the dust off some modelling skills and practice some of the new techniques that I've read about on here. There wasn't much after-market available, but I did get some Eduard PE for the Hasegawa kit, canopy mask that didn't really fit, and some left over hase parts kindly donated by BMers (stand up @John B). I scratch built the intake and primary fan, which you can't really see, but I promise is there, and I used some weird clay stuff to make insulation for the cockpit. I chose the airframe - 4638 because there are lots of reference pictures online. Decals are by Furball. Thanks for looking
  16. Hello, Haven't had a lot of time lately, but just added one more to the collection, a 1/72 Monogram F-105F Wild Weasel, done up in Leo Thorsness's Medal Of Honor mission markings, courtesy of Wolfpak decals "Sambuster & Tyke" decal sheet. This kit is bone stock OOB except for the removal of wingtip antenna, wing re-enforcement panels, and the addition of Hasegawa weapons, plus a very slight amount of filling here and there. These are described over on the build thread on ARC: F-105FWW For the first time, I did not rescribe the raised panel lines, but it looks about as good as those to which I did. Without further ado, here are the pics: It was great fun to build a great kit with No fit problems, and no issues (except self-inflicted!) at all. Hope you enjoy the pictures. 'Til next we meet, Ed
  17. Despite being best known for it's part in the air war over Vietnam republic's big fighter did see active service in Europe, that is until losses over South East Asia forced them to re-equip with other aircraft (mostly F-4's) and send their aircraft to units involved in combat. The F-105's were split between two units, the 36th TFW at Bitburg and the 49th TFW at Spangdahlem in Germany and were based there long enough that aircraft could be seen in either the earlier silver lacquer scheme or in the South East Asian scheme but I much prefer the silver scheme (not natural metal but painted, yes!) as it will make a change from seeing a Thud without any camo on it. I don't currently have any markings for either unit but think I can paint the ones for the 36th TFW as it seems to be just coloured bands on the vertical tail, in fact it will look a lot like this F-105D of the same unit, note the "F" sitting behind it; The Thud lovers amongst you will notice that this aircraft does not have the modified engine cooling inlet which is moulded onto the kit's fuselage halves but I think I can remove it without destroying the kit, I will have to remove the wing strengthening panels from the kit whichever scheme I go with as these are only relevant to the "G" model which was the first of the family to be kitted and so these are incorrectly carried over to both the "D" and "F" kits. Below is a picture of an "F" from the 49th TFW; She is in the same basic scheme but I don't think I can replicate the unit badge on the tail, she does however have the modified cooling inlets which would save a job, but would also mean that I need to find some decals from somewhere. Now onto the actual kit itself. For my build I will be using the old but extremely accurate Monogram kit, now I know it's not state of the art and I know it has raised panel lines but it is from Monogram's best period and is extremely accurate shape wise (apart from the aforementioned wing strengthening plates for a "D" or "F") and has a decent cockpit and landing gear wells, and to be honest the panel lines don't bother me as they are very restrained and don't leap out at you. Here are the obligatory shots of the box and it's contents, starting with the box art; Good isn't it, now that is what box art should look like! And now the contents; Republic are quite well represented in this GB already with an F-84F, an RF-84 and now my F-105, can't be a bad thing. Just have to wait for the weekend before I can get started, oh and finish my Wildcat build. Thanks for looking in and any thoughts or help are gratefully received. Craig.
  18. Hi, all you Britmodellers, I've finished this after losing most of the bits at least once! The build thread is HERE for an odyssey in Alclad! I had a lot of help and encouragement on this - big thanks especially to Andy (general melchett) for providing the Jay Miller reference book, amongst other top tips and encouragement. Thanks for looking once again! Alan
  19. I participated in an old kit group build with some of my mates, the idea being we should each build a kit that was released when we were kids - The older you were the older the kit should be. I selected about four from around 1967-69 and invited my mates to choose for me. They unanimously chose Monogram's 1/72 Boeing F4B-4 released in 1968 when I was 8 years old. My moulding was showing its age, with flash, slightly misaligned tooling, and warped interplane struts. However, the basic kit is quite nice, albeit lacking any cockpit detail. I fixed this problem using a resin cockpit set by Starfighter, which is ok for what is ultimately visible. I also used some quite good decals by the same company. I chose to refine several kit parts a such as bracing struts, windscreen and guns. I also opened up hand-holds in the wing tips, added a fuel filler neck and cap to the long-range tank, replaced the arrestor hook, and displaced the tail control surfaces. I originally planned to rig with invisible mending thread, but instead ended up using ceramic wire for the first time. This spring tensile product proved very easy to position using a blind hole at one end and an open one at the other. The hardest part was getting the length right using trial and error. Sorry for the sickly green background, it's all I had to hand... The accompanying link to a slideshow of images tells the story of what I did with the kit: http://s7.photobucket.com/user/kiwikitbasher/slideshow/F4B-4 or use this link to my work in progress account: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235011598-boeing-f4b4-monogram-172/
  20. Hi all and my latest finish, a Monogram 1/72 F-105G Wild Weasel built for a Vietnam GB elsewhere. The build thread is here if you're interested but to recap: Kit: Monogram 1/72 F-105G Build: Out of the box Paints: Halfords primer from a can. Revell Acrylics with a paint brush. Future, Flory Models Wash, W&N Matt Varnish Decals: Mix of kit and Superscale Sheet. Markings: 561st Tactical Fighter Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Southeast Asia 1972. This aircraft (S/N 63-8320) scored 3 Mig kills in Vietnam. I don't know if the aircraft carried kill markings but I added two under the cockpit. As a footnote, the last F-105 shot down in the Vietnam War was from the 561st and the squadron was the last to fly the F-4 Pantom II on ops. Anyway, some pics! Monogram F105G Wild Weasel_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Monogram F105G Wild Weasel_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Monogram F105G Wild Weasel_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Monogram F105G Wild Weasel_7 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Paints used... Monogram F105G Wild Weasel_8 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr She's a big 'un alright. Beside a Vietnam Navy Phantom (first Mig shootdown) Monogram F105G Wild Weasel_9 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And that's it! For an old kit, it was a really enjoyable build and nicely engineered. I also love how the instruction sheet has call outs for what many of the pieces are e.g. 'ECM pods' or 'Drop tanks'......clearly aimed at the young builder. Maybe something Airfix or Revell might bring back?! Monogram F105G Wild Weasel_10 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking and enjoy your modelling. Dermot
  21. whiskey

    F-14A 1/48 exhausts switcharoo?

    Looking for more info based on a conversation at ARC. If the Academy kit nozzles fit onto the Monogram burner cans for the F-14A, would it be too far of a stretch to assume that the Aires set for Academy would fit the Monogram as well? Another ARC member figured out how to work it using the kit parts so I'm curious if any resin parts would work too.
  22. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    Heinkel He-111H-3 1H+FT

    This is one I should have photographed from the beginning but somehow just built instead. On the 12th of July 1940, this Arado built He111H-3 of III Gruppe / Kampfgeschwader 26 departed Stavanger Sola and headed south west to bomb targets in the Firth of Forth area (that's the big river estuary near Edinburgh for non-British). Making landfall at Leuchars (which was possibly the actual intended target?) in Fife, it was intercepted by Spitfires from 603Sqn at 12:55hrs at 10,000ft and driven north. The Heinkel reached Aberdeen at jettisoned its bomb load over the harbour area. These mostly landed on Hall Russell's ship yard and around the Footdee part of the city, killing several dozen civilians. The Neptune Bar (a grotty hole of a place, truth be told) was also hit! Pursued still by the Spitfires and probably surprised by a barrage of anti-aircraft fire from trawlers in the harbour and, I believe, guns at the Torry Battery site? Either way the aircraft was shot down in flames (there were many eye witnesses) and crashed into the newly completed ice rink building in the Garthdee area of the city - right beside what is now "Anderson Drive". One of the crew had evidently tried to bail out but his body was still half in the aircraft. Several crew members died, and were buried with military honours at the old Kirk cemetery which is about a mile north of Aberdeen's Dyce airport runway. In the Luftwaffe Crash Archive book Volume 1 by Nigel Parker, there are several more photographs included. The aircraft is wrecked, but there is just enough to confirm what seems to be a typical RLM70/71 over 65 scheme, with the fuselage demarkation in the higher position seen on reference photos (i.e. from leading edge of tailplane straight to trailing edge of wing). A photo of the underside of one of the wings loaded on to a wagon to remove from the crash site shows the letter "T" in black beside the cross, thus informing that this particular aircraft had the full 1H FT under the wings, not just a large "F" under each wing as is often seen. Knowing that, and that it was from III Gruppe, I knew it was very likely 70/71 over 65, with full lettering underneath, that the KG.26 emblem would be a black lion on a yellow field and that the propeller spinners and letter "F" on the fuselage sides were RLM04. I did look for a while but never did find a photograph of the whole aircraft intact. Be that as it may, I have gone with what I do know to be true on 12th July 1940. If someone does produce a picture that proves me wrong, I can build it again maybe The model itself is the old Revell 1/48 Heinkel He111H-6 kit which lived in my stash for many years. I understand this was one of the last toolings Monogram made and it has nice detail and nicely recessed panel lines. There were some moulding defects on the wing surfaces which needed some levelling, plus the usual sink marks in places and the fuselage was warped. This kit has a reputation for being a dog to build. Expectations suitably low, I found it better than I had prepared myself for it to be! It has an Eduard PE set inside it dressing up the cockpit a bit. With so much glazing the cockpit on this does matter so I felt it was worth putting in a little bit of effort there. The rest is just OOB though. It's quite well known that the Revell H-6 isn't actually a H-6. I don't pretend to be very interested in German stuff generally but I believe the H-6 should have had broader chord propellers etc. Hence, what's in the box is really a H-4. Having little inclination to go OTT on research which invariably leads to wholesale disappointment with kits like this, I did try to find out what the differences were between a H-3 and a H-4. I can't tell the difference. I have seen photographs captioned as H-3s with and without the foward cabin windows glazed, and with and without the front of the gondola thing glazed. As I've no photographs of the specific subject aircraft intact, I decided I was bored with abortive searches and decided to build a model I forgot to take any photographs along the way which is a pity. The cockpit is painted RLM66, and everything else inside is RLM02. The engine nacelles were a bit of a pain but a combination of trimming the wing fairings on the nacelles, and ramming some packing in between the top of the wheel wells and the bottom of the upper wing skin to spread them apart almost 1mm improved the fit hugely. They still needed a fair bit of time with filler and sanding sticks. Actually, most of the major joins needed filler, sanding and Olfa cutter remedial work! To make things easier, I also bought an Eduard canopy mask set. It must have been a Friday afternoon job there though as a significant percentage of the individual masks were not for this kit and ended up being Tamiya tape cut with a scalpel - exactly what I hoped to avoid (because I hate masking glazings). I enjoy playing with different toning effects. I know there are some I simply do not like, but I am always happy to try different things to see if I like each model better than the last. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn't. This one went ok I think? Now, here's where it becomes embarrassing. I *thought* I had this memorised and plowed on with decals and even posted this damned photo online, only for my buddy Stew to contact me quietly and very diplomatically point out that I was an absolute idiot for not having Luftwaffe Crash Archive Volume 1 open when I painted and applied the decals. Remember that demarkation line above and the 1H FT under the wings? Yep, got the BOTH wrong! Argh! I could have left it at that point, but I'm me and frankly I'd sooner jump up and down on it that finish it with such a stupid mistake, let alone two such stupid mistakes! That then escalated a bit. Moving the demarkation upwards with carefully de-tacked Tamiya tape still pulled off all the lettering. The big "F" letters under the wings from the same decal sheet however were ab-so-flippin-lutely welded on. Typical! Still, it's all done now though and I'm down to daft fiddly bits and some weathering to finish. The KG.26 emblems are on their way from a major US retailer. Occassionally we feel guilty taking a Friday off order processing. It took this outfit (which shall remain nameless - so don't ask) almost two weeks to get round to lifting the decal sheet off the shelf to post it.
  23. Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II 509th Tactical Fighter Squadron USAFE, RAF Alconbury 1990. Another one that hasn’t seen the light of day for some time! This was built in the mid 90s using the original issue of the Monogram 1/72 kit, finished with Xtradecals. I seem to remember that this was just after the Xtracolour paints became available for the first time giving the right colours for the ‘lizard’ scheme.
  24. Weekend "what if" for fun.
  25. After 3 long months of sporadic fettling, my Li’l coffin is finally complete. As many of you will know, the sixties kits were nowhere near the quality of what we get these days so sometimes it really is a case of trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear when one of these early kits is tackled. This isn’t a cop out for the poor quality of my finished article, but early kits really are a challenge to complete, mostly because the parts only fit where they touch and the plastic is usually brittle too. Anyway, here’s the car, warts and all so please feel free to have a chuckle. Li’l Coffin and Tweedy Pie posing with an original 60’s Esso man key ring. I think black & white photos can sometimes look better.