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Kovozávody Prostějov 1/72 Spitfire FR Mk.IXc.

 

My second attempt in the GB is Spitfire FR Mk.IXc MK716 'X' of 16 Sqn RAF based at Balleroy (about halfway between Bayeux and St. Lo) in September 1944. Weathering is based on photos of this aircraft, showing relatively heavy exhaust and gunport staining as well as general grime; the photos also show the invasion stripes showing through the fresh PRU pink paint underneath the wing, which I've tried to replicate.

 

It's nearly all out of the box with the only additions being a PJ Productions pilot and a spare Eduard drop tank with photoetched bracket. Paint is airbrushed Vallejo with the PRU pink mixed by eye from Insignia White and Rust; tyres are in Tamiya NATO Black, which I find works quite well. As with the Mk.XI, weathering is from a combination of Winsor & Newton oil paints and Humbrol enamels and the cameras is made with Humbrol Clearfix.

 

 

Build thread here - I've definitely caught the GB bug! 

 

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Here is my build of the Revell Fw 200C-8 Condor in 1/72. I have done it in the markings of a machine from  3/KG.40  which Revell say was based at Bordeaux-Merignac in France in February 1944. The C-8 was a modified C-4 intended to launch Hs 293 missiles but it seems they were seldom carried so I have left them off. By that stage of the war the Fw 200 and the Ju 290 were generally being used as spotters and attacks were carried out by other planes such as the Do 217 and He 177. The kit is  an improvement on the first moulding from 50 or so year ago and it went together pretty well. Here is a link to the build thread.

And here is the model.

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Somewhat smaller than my recent Ju290 but still a fairly impressive looking machine.

 

I have enjoyed this GB so thanks to the organisers.

 

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Finished my second entry to the build, which is a Typhoon FR.1b (or is it PR1.b?) of 268 Sqn. Not many were built and they were not as effective as other Recce aircraft.

 

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Roden

1/48

Grumman OV-1A Mohawk

 

My final entry, Roden's 1/48 Grumman OV-1A  Mohawk. Pretty much OOB with Eduard's P/E sets and QuickBoost Bang seats. Paint a mixture of AK, Model Master, and Mig-Ammo.

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Here's the WIP

Thanks for stopping by.

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This was a fun one! I have been building lots of 1/72 Hawker Hurricanes over the last couple years as part of my Hawker Hurricanes around the world project. Then a few months ago I built a photo reconnaissance Spitfire and it got me interested in the relatively rare PR Hawker Hurricanes. CMK has a little resin/decal set to convert a Hawker Hurricane Mk II to a PR version, and so I bought that and (another) one of the great Arma Hawker Hurricane kits and voila, a Mk IIb converted for PR work in what is now Bangladesh. My version of "bosun blue" (Tamiya X-3 mixed with XF-24) is probably too light, but I stuck with it anyway.

 

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Besides the colour, the notable feature is the camera pod on the underside:

 

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Here's the WIP thread:

 

Thanks for a great GB everyone!

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Dassault Mirage IIIC with Tzniut recce nose

498, No 101 Sqn, Heyl Ha'Avir

Hatzor AFB, Israel, 1978

 

Kit: Kit:  Special Hobby 72352  1/72

Conversion parts:  supplied in AML kit 72018

Build thread:  https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235122246-a-modest-mirage-iiicj-tzniut/

 

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Dassault Mirage F1CR

33-CL (N632), ER 1/33 Belfort, Armee de l'Air

Reims, 2005

 

Kit:  Special Hobby 1/72 "Simple kit"

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Build thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235122510-mirage-f1cr/  

 

 

 

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Dassault Mirage IIIRS

R-2118 Mata Hari

Fliegerstaffel 10, Schweizer Luftwaffe/Forces Aériennes Suisses

Dübendorf, 1990

 

Kit:  High Planes / PJ Productions  721028

Decals:  Matterhorn Circle 72014

 

Build thread:  https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235122248-mirage-iiirs/

 

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Recon and artillery spotting were the main tasks for the Great war warhorse LVG C.VI. It frist flew in 1917, and by the end of the war a bit more than a thousand were built. The model is KP’s 1/72 with decals from Peddinghaus, representing a 1918 machine on the Western front.

 

 

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The Austro-Hungarian airforce was considerably smaller than the German or Entente counterparts, but they had a number of domestic producers building and designing both their own and German designs on license. The Lloyd C.V (as for the Germans, ”C” designed armed two-seater recon aircraft) was built in only 144 examples and was not one of the more succesful types. It was nicknamed the Kikeriki (apparently this what Austrian roosters say)  after it’s birdlike appearence. The model is Special Hobby’s 1/72 series 46, showing a 1917 aircraft on the Italian front.

 

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Here's my Airfix 1/72 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog, built out of the box, apart from picking out a couple of details such as the exhausts and the strobe light underneath, and brush painted with Humbrol enamels. A pretty simple build, and all was going swimmingly until the decals totally disintegrated in water. Luckily I was able to get a replacement set off Ebay, which arrived yesterday. These decals are older, and are slightly discoloured, but went on really well.

 

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