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80 Years of Airfix GB

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 02, 2019 7:26 AM

No problem AA, enter as many as you like.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 02, 2019 7:28 AM

Looking good Paladin, it is a surpise to see you needed so much filler on those engines.

Really nice job on the paint scheme, the mottling looks good.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 02, 2019 9:50 AM

Nice mottling on the 262.  Escpecially with a single action airbrush!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 02, 2019 2:54 PM

Some great progress in here!  I got a bit of time on the Defiant and it's starting to look like an airplane.  Minor wing root issue, other than that really nice fit so far.  Defintely different engineering - the 5 piece wing is curious but went together fairly well.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 03, 2019 9:53 PM

John, the Defiant is comming along nicly.

After working on the seams on the BV, which were very few, I started painting the base coat.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 6:10 AM

Armor_Aficionado
Hey Bish, I would like to do another entry in this GB. I just took delivery of the new Airfix kit of the P-40B Warhawk in 1/48 scale.
 

Got you added AA.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 8:36 AM

Steve, looks like you’re on your way to black basing this one. Sure is a lot of glass in that greenhouse!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:35 AM

Thats come on nicely Steve.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 11:34 AM

Coming along nicely John and Steve!

Was able to finish up the OD (MRP) on the top and neutral grey (Tamiya) on the bottom of my P40. I sprayed a black primer and then marbled in some dark greens and browns before spraying the MRP Olive Drab. Breaks up the monotone color a little bit.

 Up next I will be attempting to spray the insignia using Maketar masks.

-Andy

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 10:20 PM

Here it is, I planed to have both wings folded but saw that it hid the whole cockpit.

Humbrol enamels and alclad clearcoat.

Onboard the escort carrier "HMS Biter" in US style markings for the invasion of Africa.

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 12:59 AM

Well, for better or worse, Stuca with dessert cammo is done. I don't know if any luftwaffe ground crew would take their time to paint their aircraft into something like this Smile

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 1:50 AM

Great looking swordfish.  Castelnuovo, you are a patient man!  Looks cool

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 2:22 AM

Nice looking Stuka, i like that scheme. And i don't think its to far fetched, quite plasible actually. I'll get the front page updated.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:19 AM

An update to the BV. I completed the camo and need to paint the canopy and am going to add a winter camo white wash.

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 1:08 PM

Great job on the Swordfish Theuns Yes

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 1:13 PM

Theuns, excellent build on that Swordfish, really like that display option of a folded wing.Yes

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castel, that is an impressive look to that scheme on your Stuka.Yes

Not sure of the tropical colours, usually it was sand with green splotches (or sand and spinach as coined for the Italian warbirds).   Many Stukas were sent to the Mediterranean theater in European schemes of greens, with sand painted over top.  Never know though, with paint shortages combined with the ebb and flow of the desert map locations, a brown over sand certainly can't be ruled out.

regards,

Jack

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 2:29 PM

Sorry Theuns, i caught those final pics in the Bomber GB but missed them here. gain, great job on that, thanks for shareing it with us.

Front page updated guys.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 2:30 PM

Andy, thats looking good, good luck with those insignia masks.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    August, 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 4:29 PM

Theuns, sweet Swordfish. How was the build? I’ve always wanted to try a bi-plane but was always put off by the thought of attempting the rigging.

 

Cary

Cary

 

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Thursday, March 07, 2019 2:15 AM

Cary the new tool airfix swordfish kit is not difficult to build, I had a little trouble with fitting the bottom fuselage but it may have been my own fault.

The kit includes jigs to allign the top centre section, quite nifty. I wanted to pose both wings back but I saw to much of the cockpit will be hidden.

 

I do like that JU -87, think I need one eswell ;-)

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 07, 2019 1:06 PM

Theuns and Castel, sorry, I didn't see your builds.

Theuns, the stringbag looks great. I was thinking about getting the Airfix Swordfish, now I know I will, probably the floatplane.

Castel, your Stuka is well done. I love the engine and camo.

A little more work on the BV today. I sprayed some hairspray prior to the white. Tomorrow I'll start the wearing process.

The decals are terrible. They were falling apart and the silvering is dificult to fix.

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, March 07, 2019 1:56 PM

I've been lurking for a while. Not contributing much. Just watching the builds as they progress. Theuns, I like your Swordfish. The Operation Torch U.S. markings were an interesting choice. Quite unique. Castelnuovo, I really admire your JU-87. That desert scheme is so tough to do. Very well done.

Meanwhile, I have been building while I've been lurking. I have another "what-if" Boeing Clipper getting near paint. I had the second kit so I thought why not. The wings are attached, the windscreen is masked. As soon as I clean up where the wings join the fuselage, it's primer-time. I think it's going to be early WWII U.S. Navy when it's done.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Friday, March 08, 2019 10:12 AM

Right,

while I am waiting for Airfix to help me with a new decal sheet for my Sea Hurricane I will continue my Sidney Camm quest.

Since I am still slightly intimidated by the BIG BOX (shear fear) so I will now try the Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury from 2018.

Interestingly this is the same sort of soft plastic (and slightly soft mouldings as well) as the 1/72 Typhoon.

Not at all the crisp mouldings as in the 1/48 Sea Hurricane. 

Funny - as I said before it does not even look as if its the same company. Certanly not the same Project Manager / Engineer.

Here is what I am talking about:

1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

1/48 Hawker Sea Hurricane

And the competition

1/48 Hawker Tempest

And finally a blast from the past, Airfix before the shape up, same soft plastic...

1/48 Hawker Harrier

Anyway, the enginering of the Sea Fury looks very good and I am allready looking forward to getting some bench time in the weekend ;)

And finally - sorry for not being more active here - so many ***, so little time...

Keep up all the good work guys!!!

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 08, 2019 11:02 AM

Svenne, all you need now to complete Mr Camm’s collection is the new 1/48 Hawker Hunter... or is the old Hawker Fury biplane his work as well? No worries, Airfix makes that in 1/48 also!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Friday, March 08, 2019 11:06 AM

Woops sorry forgott my question...

The instructions are asking for Coal Black in the cockpit.

IP, sidewalls, floor, controls, structural elements.

Everything.

That is going to be pretty dark...

Is this correct?

Would appreciate your insight here :)

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Friday, March 08, 2019 11:19 AM

Hi Stick,

Thanks!

The Hunter is my next excuse to postphone the BIG BOX :|

Wicky holds Mr. Camm responsible for a total of 52 constructions.

The man must have been an absolute genius, from balsa to jet...wow!!!

Svenne

 

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    August, 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, March 08, 2019 12:20 PM

Well, I'm calling this one done. After a coat of gloss to seal in the decals, I weathered with Mig and Tamiya powders. Once that was done, I applied two coats of Testors Dullkote. (I don't know if it's just me or not, but Testors doesn't seem to provide as flat a coat as it used to.) That muted the effect of the powders, but I still like how it came out.

I did end up beaking a couple fiddly bits right at the end. Flap operator on the right wing and rudder operator on the right rudder. Also the part under the cockpit, maybe an antenna? The end of that broke off. I'm calling it battle damage.

I would like to put it in a diorama eventually. I've got Airfix' bomber re-supply set and now just have to put a field together for everything to sit on. I might also include an Airfix B-17, which I picked up a few weeks ago. We'll see. Anyway, a few pics:

Thanks for loooking.

Cary

 

Cary

 

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, March 08, 2019 12:41 PM

Great looking Lancaster Yes. Always like to see it as my grandfather-in-law was flying them in WW2. 

  • Member since
    August, 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, March 08, 2019 12:52 PM

castelnuovo

Great looking Lancaster Yes. Always like to see it as my grandfather-in-law was flying them in WW2. 

 

Thank you, sir.

 

Cary

Cary

 

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, March 08, 2019 6:52 PM

Cary, that Lanc looks A1.   Yes

 

regards,

Jack

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