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  1. ...and here I go with my recently finished Corsair, from HobbyBoss. Really great model kit ( but some exaggeration in the rivets ) , and a great fit. Have added a PE set from Eduard, and some scratch for the cockpit and the tiny antennas from the nose. And for the heavy weathering I used oils. Really happy with this one Ricardo.
  2. Hello mates! Here is one of my Tiger Twins built 2004. These old pictures were on film and i apologize for the tarmac from the middle of Ural . That early dayglo VT-23 training Tiger 331 is converted with a selfmade short nose, IFR receptacle and no LEX as pictured in Detail and Scale. Don Hinton helped me a lot with great walkarounds shot by himself. Thanks, Don! Decals were custom printed by my Epson (RIP). It is an old kit, not with the resin nose Hasegawa added later on some. This resin nose is wrong (too short), because fuselage is sleeker from front LG on. Cheers, Thomas
  3. This is the Hasegawa/Minicraft 1/72 P2V-7 Neptune boxing from 1972 or 1973. I bought this second hand along with the Eduard PE and Mask set for it. Other than adding the PE, this will be an OOB build of the generic post WWII U. S. version in Navy Blue. I am hoping this to be an easy build as I need one after a couple of trying ones. Here is the box art and collection of sprues loose in the box It appears the fuselage halves have been taken off of the sprues and for some reason the locating pins have been sanded flush. I wonder if original owner didn’t realize what they were and thought they were sanding off sprue attachments? So, the prior owner has turned this into a short run kit without locating tabs, wonderful. So work begins with the cockpit. The kit is very basic with 2 seats, a floor and 2 bulkheads. There are also the pilot figures to help jazz it up, but I am totally rubbish at figure painting. So, I am hoping the Eduard PE set will help jazz this area up. I am not sure how much can be seen once the canopies are on, but looks to be very barren inside. First step is to locate the minimal floor console instrument panel and sand the detail down so the Eduard PE part can be attached. Next looking at the seats, there are some quite lovely and large injection marks that need to be dealt with. Next up the base coat of grey for the interior parts including the nose gear bay housing. I tried to come close to the colour on the PE and think it will blend in nice once a weather finish has been applied. A little bit of dirtying up and scuffing . . . Now to work on the PE stuff. There is a little box that sets at the rear of the seats on the rear bulkhead that has to be painted and bent into place. That fuzzy thing above it is the tip of a microbrush to give a sense of scale of this huge item. Why at my advanced age am I doing PE work on a 1/72 plane? I need magnifiers for my magnifier. Onto constructing the two control columns out of the PE. It consists of two pieces, the control column that has to be folded and the circular yoke. I have completed one and you can tell the size by the tweezer tip in the picture. Next up are the rudder pedals. Here is the PE part after painting, but prior to being folded. And here it is all folded up; only 3 more to go, yippee!! And all four looking somewhat uniform Now this is what the kit cockpit would look like if built straight out of the box. (Please ignore the center control PE part and imagine a really crappy, raised, blobby, plastic detail area.) No wonder there were figures to put in here. Otherwise, there would be nothing to see. I put the PE control panel in the starboard fuselage half and it fit quite nicely and jazzes the area up a bit. Now here is where I ran into problems. There are two PE side instrument columns that run between the fuselage wall and the cockpit seats. When I dry fit them, there is not enough room between the seats and the fuselage wall for them to fit. My choices are to cut down the instrument panel and lose some of its detail, or sand down the chunky seats to allow more room for the side control column. I decided on the latter. Did I dry fit prior to installing the seats and begin work on the seat belt placement; of course not. I didn’t get the prudent idea of checking the fit until the seats were firmly in place. So, I pried off the port seat and sanded both sides of it down, trying to not mess up the seat belts. I then placed the seat back and you can compare the size of the sanded seat to the original kit seat. The seat appearance is improved I think. The side console will now fit. I just have to pry up the other side and do that seat too. But, it is time to go to work to pay for my plastic addiction, so I must stop. All comments always welcome.
  4. Hi, Yet another newbie question Can somebody please point me to a place where I can find more information about the name, size and construction of this antenna type used by the Russian Navy, as shown below? I would like to scratch built it for my next project. In case you have more information about how to build it, that would be even more helpful. Thanks! Cristian
  5. 1/72 Airfix Lynx built as the HAS.3 special fit as flown from the type 22 frigate, HMS Brave; along with a Bedford Tactical Refueller in Royal Navy Scheme. Some decals were poorly printed but overall not a bad build.
  6. rob85

    in the Navy

    Hi All. Now the title may give this away but let me expand! I was driving home last night and thinking about FAA (Tony sea venom started this actually, so this is your fault Tony) and how many great subject there are and this made my thoughts turn to the tiny walrus's on my airfix HMS Belfast (that i haven't built).... this than made me think about a navy GB.... I cant remember on being done or put forward, but then i haven't been here that long. So the parameters of the GB: ANYTHING that has or is under the command of A NAVY....anywhere.... To clarify, it has to be real, no what ifs (there's a GB for that :)) and you can prove that it is under the command of a navy, the navy has to be real as well! the world is your oyster (see what i did there) really, figures of armed forces in the navy, aircraft, boats, veihcles, subs, the funny russian jet boat planes (were they in the navy) seal team 6 fast roping from a helicopter even.....as long as it served in the navy. Fully away this will miss the next vote, but at least that gives it time to gather any intrest. Please let me know your thoughts Rob 1. Rob85 2. Rodders154 3. Spaddad 3. Moaning dolphin 4. Arniec 5. TrojanThunder 6. Whitestar12chris 7. ChristerA 8. Knight_Flyer 9. Helios16v 10. Jabba 11. RayS 12. Dreadeddrew 13. Jrlx 14. Beefy66 15. Basilisk 16. theplasticsurgeon 17. Joss 18. Grey Beema 19. Shar 2 20. Sgt.squarehead 21. Tempestmk5 22. Richard G 23. V-P 24. Grandboof 25. Ettore 26. Col 27. Radleigh 28. 825 29. Franky boy 30. NotDaMama 31. Bonhoff 32. Beard 33. PlaStix 34. Cookie 35. Ragtag 36. Sabre_days 37. SleeperService 38. Caerbannog 39. Snapper_city 40. At Sea well weather its 30 or 35 chaps it matters note.... we are at least in the vote!
  7. Hello Britmodellers; here's my new project, the probably well known 1 72 Hasegawa F4-J Phantom II. I'm moving out of my comfort zone here, as I normally build in 1 48 scale, but I got this kit at bargain price and I decided (after a very challenging RE2002 from Italeri) to try with this. I intended to build this OOB, but then I got tempted along the way ... and I ordered the Eduard Pre-painted zoom set for the cockpit (hasn't arrived yet). Plus I sourced an old Eduard PE detail set at my local shop (sorry, forgot to take pics before starting cutting out pieces..) So I started with a quick dry-fit of the main parts: Fit is pretty good, a breath of fresh air compared to my previous build ... Probably a couple of tricky points from what I can see now: main fuselage to wings join and main air intakes to fuselage. Then it was time for som PE parts: first of all the speed brakes The moving part is made of two pieces, and you have to conform it to the kit parts before proceeding Then I removed the corresponding section on the wings The third PE part (sorry, I wouldn't know how to call this in English): Other side, this shows a bit how I did it I've also added some PE details in the wheel bay area Tail chute cover PE detail Next, it was time to start gluing the fuselage main section; I've added a reference tab to the lower part, to allow for a better alignment ..which turned out to be useless, as I had to enlarge the first pin hole towards the front (you see the corresponding pin on the above pic, top right corner) to have a good fit, so the tab isn't touching the opposite fuselage half. Gluing this per sections, trying to achieve a stronger adhesion: That's it for now. Comments, suggestions and any kind of tips are more then welcome. Ciao
  8. Ok, my first attempt here… maybe complete nonsense to show the British one of the most British helicopters. But I'll give it a try. Part of Italeri's Falkland's war anniversary kit was this Westland Wessex HU.5. Scale is obviously 1/72. The decals came out of 5 different sheets, two were old Modeldecal ones… Vallejo and Alclad provides the colors, Eduard the PE-parts. To be honest, it was the first time I used that amount of aftermarket parts. I hope You like it despite my very modest skills… and the fact, that details are presented here in more than twice the original size…
  9. I don't do RFIs very often but I'm pleased that I've finished this and its turned out not too bad. A couple of Airfix 54mm figures, some scratch building and some parts from the spares drawers. A Royal Marine Sergeant, circa 1805
  10. First one off the bench for 2016, Airfix new tool Wildcat. I waited for the Starter set as I preferred the colour scheme and markings in this boxing. A lovely wee kit to put together, the only fiddly bit being the gear on the gear down option, but well thought out by Airfix. Paints were Tamiya White and dark sea grey (slightly lightened) for the main scheme, and Vallejo and Humbrol for the detail bits n pieces. Decals were straight out the box, there's only about 18 of them. Weathering was with Flory's dark grey wash, acrylic washes and then pastels after the first Matt coat, these were sealed in with another light Matt coat. Only thing I'm not 100% happy with was the canopy framing, some of the paint chipped off when removing the masking, but in 1/72 I ain't going to try and touch this up! Photo's are off the iPhone so not the best, but hope you like it, it's one slightly (very, very slightly!) closer to clearing my stash! Rgds, Eng
  11. Finished this a few weeks ago but only just got arounbd to uploading pics. Not quite the correct grey (which was totally my fault) but still looks ok. An enjoyable build, so much so that i have also bought the F version.
  12. So I was in Westfield Shepherd's Bush and saw the modelzone corner in WH Smiths which I had forgotten was there! Needless to say I went in, had a look, and got the new tool AV8 which I had been intending to get around to building, being a big harrier fan. I liked the look of the Spanish scheme so ended up doing that. I used Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan for the upper side and XF-2 Flat White for the underside. I brush painted using the thin paint-large brush-lots of coats method and I think it turned out OK. I went for a clean job to bring out the transfers which I thought were rather nice!
  13. Lynx HMA.8 XZ719 pics from Richard E
  14. Just finished this mighty fighter. Hasegawa kit 1/48 with some aftermarkets, resin cockpit, metal landing gear and pitot tube, resin exhausts and missiles. Few PE in the canopy. hope you enjoy it. regards from Mexico!
  15. This is the Hasegawa 1/72 P-2H (P2V-7) Neptune that was built for the informal Neptune Build. I had one of the old boxings and the decals were worthless. It did go together fairly well, but not as easy as you would think from a Hasegawa kit. For all the wonderful machinations in making this kit the WIP thread is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963193-p2v-7-neptune-blue-blue-and-blue;-finished/. For a 1/72 kit, it is quite large. Although the Neptune served in Vietnam, where I was and the time period I was there, we did not meet so I have no experience up close and personal with one. For the most part I enjoyed the build. I have the Revell reboxing of this kit and will do that one soon. Here are the finished results. And here it is in its new home. As always, all comments welcome.
  16. CymroPenguin

    1/72 Sopwith Pup

    Hey everyone , This is my 1/72 Airfix Sopwith Pup, finally got it finished after about 2 months of on and off building Please have read and take a look Brief History The Sopwith Pup was a British biplane fighter built by Sopwith Aviation Company in 1916. It entered service with 'A' Squadron of the RNAS (Navy Branch) in May 1916. By October that year, the plane was on the Western Front fighting with 8(N) squadron where it's exceptional performance saw it shoot down 20 German aircraft in 4 months. In December of 1916, the RFC received their first Pup, with it being used in 3,4,8 and 9(N) Squadrons before being replaced by the heavier-armed Sopwith Camel in mid 1917. The Camel was a much more successful aircraft, having credited over 1 200 enemy fighters destroyed; and it's ground-attack role also being effective until the end of the war. The Model I found this build easy enough for a beginner like myself, but the kit did need a bit of filler here and there and some work done, but hey can't complain The fit was alright, and the painting etc. was easy enough. Scheme This is Sopwith Pup N6453. Flown by Squadron Commander Edwin Harris Dunning DSC (1892-1917). Dunning was credited for the first pilot to land an aircraft on a moving ship, when on 02/08/1917 he landed on HMS Furious. Tragically, he was killed the second time he attempted it when the engine stalled on approach. He is buried at St. Lawrence's Church, Bradfield, Essex. Thanks for looking Dylan P.S Yes I didn't attempt rigging
  17. Finally managed to finish this one, with a few stumbles toward the end. I tried out a host of new techniques and materials on this thing and am pretty happy with the result. Another thing I'm fairly happy with is I can now get rid of the ginormous box cluttering up the apartment. The only addition was a set of belts, some engine detailing and some nylon thread static dischargers. So without further ado, I give you the pictures.. The build thread can be found here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234940474-trumpeter-132-a-1d/
  18. Gustavo Bunger

    French Navy fonts

    Hi, Someone knows if I can find (and where) the French Navy aircraft fonts ? I need to print some decals of Super Etrendard Modernise for a event, so if exists a font file, or even a draw with the letters, will accelerate the process. Letters Numbers Thanks,
  19. CymroPenguin

    1/72 Sopwith Pup

    Hey again everyone, So tonight after finishing my Tiger, I decided it was time to start something new. I found this on one of my shelves, don't know if they still sell them anymore - was £50 at the time though and I got it in 2009 (when I was 9, yes) for the 100 years of Naval Aviation thingy. As you can see, it contains a Sopwith Pup, Fairey Swordfish, Vought Corsair, Westland Lynx? (I think) and a Harrier. Here is the box:And with everything out : Sopwith Pup, Fairey Swordfish, Vought Corsaid, Westland Lynx (Navy) and Harrier. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)It also has in it a lovely little booklet (With history etc.) , instructions, sheet of decals, 12 X paints, glue + 2 X Brushes. Here is the scheme (only one here) that the plane follows in full colour! And the instructions - only one sheet of A4, very simple and nice - apologies for the blurry picture though Now, down to the actual kit. It was sealed in a bag which (I guess) helps to protect everything, there was not much flash on the whole and, being a smaller kit, it only came with 2 Half-Sized sprues of normal Airfix grey plastic. When I opened the bag: Now, the initial construction started off with gluing the Pilot (nicely molded in an apt position) who I called Jeff - into his seat Happy days as far as Jeff's concerned, he gets £1 for doing it (comparison). After I'd done that, it took me less than 5 minutes to assemble everything in the cockpit, the machine gun, engine and propellers. Here is a picture of them done, prior to painting. I have a vague idea of what I'm doing *insert comical laughter* at the moment, and when Jeff + his BEAUTIFUL cockpit are done then the 2 fuselage halves will be joined together to create something wonderful - my child. First plane ever hmm.... *****More updates when i build them***** (and paint, obviously) Thanks for reading guys + girlies CP
  20. sailorboy61

    US Navy Colour Schemes - Modern

    I'm trying to get myself together on the colours used in low vis / grey colour schemes. I've seen references in various build logs, but as usual can't find again now I want! My preference (for ease) are Vallejo acrylics although I know they don't do the likes of Ghost/Gull grey. Anyone point me in the right direction please?? Cheers
  21. I was going to build this straight from the box , but the temptation to make an AEW is just too great. Im not saying that this will be 100% accurate as im only working from photos. The first bit i have done is the fairing behind the canopy. I have built it from one of the kit drop tanks and some plasticard. Alot of fiddling and sanding later and i think it looks OK. Thats one thing done. Next i need to fill the side airbrakes , scribe a door and cut a window , plasticard finlets , wheel well fairings , vent on top of fairing , flame dampeners , oh yes and that big radome. Not much then...
  22. OfficialWIBS

    Naval F-4K Phantom

    Hi guys, I was wandering if anyone had any idea where I could purchase a 1/72nd F-4K in Royal Navy colours. I was thinking of making a diorama of the deck from HMS Ark Royal (R09). I have managed to find Wessex's, Buccaneers, Sea Kings and Fairey Gannet's but struggled to find a suitable F-4. I will put pictures of the completed build up when I have finished it. Thanks
  23. Lynx HAS.3GM XZ720 At the FAA Museum, pics thanks to Merlin101 via Bootneck.