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  1. 1. Pick one from either this section...

    • John D.C. Masters' Norwegian AF F-84G Thunderjet
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    • stevej60's Skyraider AEW.1
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    • Brad's Turkish AF F-84F Thunderstreak
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    • Dave_R's IS-3M
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    • John D.C. Masters' Czech Avia S-92
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    • wimbledon99's Italian AF F-86E(M) Sabre
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    • stevej60's Sea Fury
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    • John D.C. Masters' Albanian MiG-15
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    • theplasticsurgeon's 603 Sqn. Spitfire 22
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    • Corsairfoxfouruncle's USAF F-86F Thunderstreak with Mk.7 'Device'
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    • exdraken's Yugoslav AF F-84G Thunderjet
      1
    • CliffB's Soviet AF MiG-15
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    • theplasticsurgeon's Fiat G-91R
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    • Colin W's Dassault Mystere IV
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    • Stew Dapple's Romanian AF MiG-15
      0
    • modelling minion's Yugoslav AF Bf-109 G-10
      1
    • PhantomBigStu's 79 Sqn. Swift FR.5
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    • PhantomBigStu's 92 Sqn. Sabre F.4
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    • PhantomBigStu's Sea Venom FAW.21
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    • Peter Lloyd's Hawker Sea Hawk
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    • None of the above.
      18
  2. 2. ...or one from this section...

    • BlackAck's Belgian AF RF-84F Thunderflash
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    • John D.C. Masters' Hungarian AF MiG-15bis
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    • rafalbert's USAF F-86D Sabre Dog
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    • rafalbert's USAF F-84F
      0
    • Peter Lloyd's Soviet MiG-15bis
      0
    • John D.C. Masters' Polish Yak-23
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    • zebra's Spitfire Mk.21
      0
    • zebra's RDAF Spitfire IXe
      0
    • Redstaff's 56 Sqn. Meteor F.8
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    • Col.'s 602 Sqn. Spitfire Mk.22
      1
    • PhantomBigStu's Tempest Mk.V
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    • vppelt68's Finnish AF Bf.109 G-2/R1 'Mersu'
      0
    • exdraken's Soviet AF MiG-15bis
      0
    • Fatcawthorne's 93 Sqn. F-86 Sabre F.4
      3
    • stevej60's Marinefliger Seahawk
      2
    • IanHx' 'RAF' RB-45C Tornado
      1
    • John D.C. Masters' Bulgarian AAF Yak-23 'Flora'
      0
    • Creepy Pete's USAF RB-45C Tornado
      3
    • 825's Seafire XV
      0
    • 825's Attacker FB.2
      0
    • None of the above.
      16
  3. 3. ...or perhaps one from this section.

    • 825's 1831 NAS Sea Fury
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    • 825's 806 NAS Sea Hawk
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    • Hardtarget's Seafire XV
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    • Hardtarget's Seafire Mk.17
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    • Dave_R's Seafire F.XVII
      0
    • Dave_R's 1st Royal Tank Reg. Comet
      4
    • Enzo Matrix' Venom NF.3
      1
    • Enzo Matrix' Swift F.2
      0
    • Enzo Matrix' Swift FR.5
      0
    • Enzo Matrix' Hunter F.6
      0
    • helios16v's Finnish AF Vampire FB.52
      2
    • franky boy's Meteor FR.9
      2
    • Peter Lloyd's Yak-25M
      1
    • Peter Lloyd's Supermarine Attacker
      0
    • None of the above.
      17


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MisterCraft Yak-23...terrible kit, glad to be done.  I have a better kit coming and will build that in penance...

Awful decals, terrible plastic, inaccurate instructions. Typical MisterCraft.

 

You only get two pictures because that is all it's worth!

 

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Meteor F8 , WK803,   56 squadron  RAF Waterbeach 1953

Built from the Airfix 1/48th kit, painted in Tamiya AS12 with decals sourced from a Classic airframes kit and a light Flory wash to finish off.

Some fit issues with the intakes and especially nose, but on the whole a nice kit I would recommend :) 

Would have been kept clean as it was used on the Queens coronation flypast.

Finished a while back, but first time me and the weather have coincided for picture taking 🤣

 

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.22 PK651, 602 Sqn. RAF, 1951

From the Airfix 72nd scale kit using a Pavla seat, Alclad's Semi-matt Aluminium, and a mix of kit and Modeldecal stickers.

PK651 was officially the last Spitfire in service with 602 squadron as they transitioned into the 'jet-age' with the Dh Vampire and was the end of their association with the type that had began during 1938 when their first Mk.1 were delivered.

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

"MERSU"

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2/R1

HLeLv 11, Ilmavoimat, Pori 1946

Build thread here

AZmodel 1:72 G-several variants kit

InScale 72 decalbash

Eduard steel photoetch seat belts

Humbrol enamel paints brushed on

Tamiya rattle can flat varnish on top

 

MT-230 was one of the very few Mersus that received the full olive green-black-light blue "Finnish warpaint" during the continuation war.

 

Mercedes-Benz cars have traditionally been called "Mersu" in Finland, even before the wars. It was quite natural that Messerschmitts, arriving in 1943, got the same shorter and more "pronouncable" name.

 

Thanks to Col. and Enzo Matrix for the GB 🙂.

 

 

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MiG-15bis

Soviet Airforce

59th Air Army Wiener Neustadt West 1955

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here: work in progress

 

as BM is going to move to a new server soon :) :) - thanks for that, by the way and your great job! - I am putting up some quick photos here ;) if time allows, I will update those until the deadline -Edit :happened

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thanks everybody for your great input, hosts and BM for setting up this GB!

 

lots of fun and great info!

 

I am still looking for a photo of Mig-15 actually based in Austria during the Allied Occupation era form 1945 -55, so if anyone of you can give me a hit of where to find on, would be great

 

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I think this is my first GB that I have made it to the Gallery within the right timescales - wahoo!!

 

Thanks to all who followed me through the build thread on my 93 Sqn RAF sabre F.4.  Really enjoyed it and so I'm pleased to present for you delectation..........

 

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Afternoon Folk's,Trumpeter's Seahawk in1/72 scale.I ordered the RN version to go with the Venom but the boxing was for an Indian Navy and

German Navy optionand I'm glad  now it did as we don't see this scheme too often.

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I have redeemed myself!  Here is my Yak-23 'Flora', from the Bulgarian Army Air Force, sometime in the 1950s...the WiP is here:

 

This has been a lovely little kit and Special Hobby deserves a tip of the hat for even putting this one out.  I think there are two other kits of other variants, including a trainer.  Colours were all Vallejo and Vallejo Air.  Radio and grounding wires are EZLine...Hmmm...no issue with this kit and I recommend it to anyone interested in very early jets, Cold War jets or anything of that sort.  I have weathered with some exhaust tint (grey and smoke) and pin-washing.  Straight OOB.  Any errors are mine and mine alone!  😉

 

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Supermarine's last and first

 

Supermarine's last Navy piston driven fighter, the Seafire and their first jet fighter, the Attacker.

 

Seafire MkXV from Sword. 805 NAS based at Hal Far, August 1946

 

Attacker FB2,  AZ Model. 800 NAS on HMS Eagle early 1950's

 

Both finished with brushed painted Xtracrylix. 

 

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Hawker's Last and First

 

Hawker's final, and possibly one of the finest ever, naval piston engined fighter, the Sea Fury and their first naval jet fighter the Sea Hawk.

 

Sea Fury from Trumpeter, finished as one of 1831 NAS's based at Stretton in the early 1950's

 

Sea Fury from Hobbyboss, 806 NAS on HMS Albion in 1959. Not just the transition from piston to jet but spanning the decade, and the change from Extra Dark Sea Grey/Sky to Extra Dark Sea Grey/White. 

 

Both 1:72 and brush painted with Xtracrylix, the white being Citadel Ceramite White glossed up with Kleer. 

 

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Both stunning beautiful airplanes. 

 

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Seafire Mk.17

1/72 Sword SW72058

741NAS OTU Air Warfare School, ENAS St Merryn 1947

 

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Seafire Mk.XV

1/72 Sword SW72057

805 NAS, Hal Far, Malta 1946

 

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And side by side

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DH Venom NF.3

WX913/F, 125 Squadron RAF

RAF Stradishall, 1956

 

Kit:  Dragon/Cyber Hobby 1/72 5116

Build Thread:  https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235049409-venom-nf3/ 

 

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Supermarine Swift F.2

WK240/E, 56 Squadron RAF

RAF Waterbeach, 1955

 

Kit:  Airfix 1/72 AX04003

Conversion Kit:  Alley Cat  AC72036C

Build Thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235049402-a-swoop-of-swifts/

 

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Supermarine Swift FR.5

WK281/S, 79 Squadron RAF

RAF Gütersloh, April 1956

 

Kit:  Airfix 1/72 AX04003

Build Thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235049402-a-swoop-of-swifts/

 

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Hawker Hunter F.6

XJ680/A, 20 Squadron RAF

RAF Gütersloh, June 1959

 

Kit:  Airfix 1/48 AX09185

Build Thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235051025-deeds-not-words-revisited/ 

 

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1/72 DeHavilland DH. 100 Vampire FB.52

 

Kit: Special Hobby #SH72281 "In Northern Skies"

Paint: Testors Model Master/Tamiya

Decals: kit

AM: none

Scratch: wheel chocks

Build Thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235054553-172-finnish-vamppi-hävlv-13/

 

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Airfix Gloster Meteor FR-9 in 1/48 scale

Paints - Sovereign Hobby

Extras - Eduard Brassin wheels

 

Finished as an aircraft from 2 squadron based at Gutersloh, West Germany in May 1953

 

Thanks for looking

 

James

 

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