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80 Years of Airfix GB

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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, May 3, 2019 5:43 AM
I've been out of touch for a bit. All these builds look awesome.

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 3, 2019 5:54 AM

Mopar Madness

This Nimrod is going to look cool!

 

Thank you sir.  She will look pretty cool once painted and hung up.

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 3, 2019 5:56 AM

MrStecks

Eagle90 - The Nimrod looks like a cool kit... and BIG.  I'm having the same issue with a B-25 I'll be starting soon.  It's going to have to hang from the ceiling since I'm out of display areas. 
Hope the fit issue with the wings doesn't give you too much trouble.

Cheers,
Mark

 

Thank you sir.  Yeah, the big kits are going to have to be hung.  I did put my 1/48 C-47 downstairs in the hall in a place of honor.  My grandfather was a radio operator on them in WWII, so the Skyttrain has always had a soft spot with me.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 3, 2019 5:58 AM

crown r n7

Eagle90 thats a nice kit !!

Mark beauitful planes.

my latest pics. I have a light oil wash and some exhuast stains but I'm having a hell of a time with wind shield every time I lift the mask the remaining paint is gummy tried with out gloss coat same thing the canopy came out fine on the 1st try cleaned wind shield again and try again but with lighter coat...

 

Thank you sir.  And your build...loks awesome!  I really like the markings.  Very unique.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 3, 2019 6:01 AM

Bish

Its coming on well Bobby, thanks for those pointers, will have to remember them.

 

Thank you sir!  I'm spending a bit of time on the wing/fuselage issue, but other then that she is a cool kit.  I think it will look great hanging once done.  The Hemp camo scheme should be a looker too!

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, May 3, 2019 8:11 AM

Finely got to work on my Swift a little,  finished the cockpit and attached it to the nose gear comparment and glued in the exhaust tube.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 EF-111

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, May 3, 2019 2:53 PM

Well, here it is, the Navy Clipper! While finishing up this build I did some research and found out that the US Navy did indeed operate four Clippers during WWII, albeit in Pan Am livery and flown by Pan Am crews. The US Army also operated Clippers as did BOAC. For my "what if" the aircraft number 3 indicates it is the third Navy Clipper, tail number 18603, the Yankee Clipper. Painted overall blue-gray with light gray underside. All paint is MM enamel finished off with Testors Dullcote. The numbers are Techmod and the national insignia are from an old Hawk/Testors SNJ kit, kinda thick but workable. There won't be anymore Clippers for a while. It's onward to the MPC/Airfix 1/72 A-26 Invader.









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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 3, 2019 4:13 PM

Eagle 90 thank you for for comments.

Falconmod so far so good on the swift.

Fotofrank thats one sharp clipper!!

My sea fury is done. Painted with Vallejo aluminun and Tamiya clear gloss to give that RAF high speed silver when it was delivered to cuba's airforce in 1958. I gave a light oil wash and exhuast stains with chalks. the decals are aero masters (wrong shade of blue) oh well thank you for watching and your comments.

Bish thanks again for having me in this GB till next time the starwars is in it ?

BTW I like the second pic how about you ?

Nick.

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, May 3, 2019 8:22 PM

Crown, a really nice Seafury. The Cuban Air Force markings really set it apart. Good work.

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 3, 2019 9:32 PM

Thank you fotofrank I  experimented with vallejo aluminum . I plan to make a mosquito in the pacific theatre with the two tone blue roundels soon. The Cuban markings are not correct but the end result worked out . One thing the vallejo paint was giving me fits with the clear parts they do need a day or so to cure enough to remove the masking tape. 

Nick.

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, May 3, 2019 9:49 PM

Oh man, that Clipper... Wow!  Sure doesn’t look like a vintage kit!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, May 3, 2019 9:50 PM

Nick I really do think you have the perfect amount of weathering to really show off the proper finish for that bird!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 3, 2019 10:10 PM

Thank you Chad I appreciate your comments it seemed the way to go due to  in a short time they were painted over all dark green with yellow lettering.

Nick.

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, May 3, 2019 10:59 PM

Frank, another great looking Clipper, and a fine example of what one would of look like in military colours. Yes


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Nick, those Cuban markings really stand out on the all metal finish of your Fury - excellent work! Yes



regards,
Jack

  • Member since
    May 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Friday, May 3, 2019 11:43 PM

Nick, the Seafury looks fantastic.  Nice job all around.  I too have had trouble with Vallejo paints pulling up when I removed masking on canopies.  I've found it helps to gently run a sharp blade along the parting line before removing the tape.

 

Frank, I love the colors on the Clipper.  Really beautiful build.

 

Cheers,
Mark

 

 


On the bench:  Revel 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

In the queue: Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1A Corsair

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, May 4, 2019 4:59 AM

Nick what a great finish on the Sea Fury. If you hadn't pointed out the shade of blue I don't think anyone would have known

 

Frank great whiffer on the Clipper. Looks like it was a reality

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:17 AM

Frank, Nick, 2 very nice looking builds there. 2 subjects we don't see and they have come out great. Thanks for shareing those, the front page has been updated.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, May 4, 2019 5:01 PM

I never thought that that old Clipper kit would garner so much attention.

Thanks, y'all...

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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:33 AM

TJ, jack and Mark thanks for watching 

Nick.

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 5, 2019 7:48 PM

The E7 is ready for the booth. I’m a bit spoiled by the Eduard series of 109’s, but these aren’t bad at all. A few minor fit issues with small parts due to the typically soft thick Airfix plastic but nothing that a little sanding wouldn’t fix. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 5, 2019 7:52 PM

Bish, I’ve had this little guy in mind for a while. Now that the E7 is wrapping up I’m going to get a jump on my next Airfix build.  I’ve never built a helicopter so I thought I’d give an honest go at the 1/72 Westland Sea King HAR.3.  The only question is, stored or open rotors.  Looks to be a straightforward build.  

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:16 PM

Nice chopper 

Nick.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 6, 2019 2:10 AM

Really nice Sea Fury.  Well done.  I'm a big fan of that aircraft.  Progress on the BP Defiant.  I airbrushed the under belly.  Hope to put the rest of the cammo on tomorrow.

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 6, 2019 3:02 AM

Be nice to see that Chad. I'd like to add this as to the HC.4. So i take it you get that option with the rotors.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 6, 2019 3:05 AM

The 109 is coming along nicely.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 6, 2019 12:48 PM

You do have the option to show the rotors and the tail section stowed.  However, I think I’m gonna go for simplicity on this one so everything will be in a ready position. I’m sure there are some really nice aftermarket sets out there for the Airfix and CH kits if you want to show the tail and rotors in a stowed position. 

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 Monday, May 6, 2019 1:25 PM

The CH kit comes with the option of folding rotors and tail and the Eduard PE set does add some detail. Not sure yet if i am doing that.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Monday, May 6, 2019 3:12 PM

The Sea Fury and The Clipper both came out looking very nice! I am sorry guys I started a new job about 60 days ago and have had very little bench time. I have completed the paint and decals for the Tomcat. The decals were very brittle and required quite a bit of paint touchups but I think they look ok. I am completeing the AIM missiles and base and just need to add dulcoat to the aircraft at this point. I have decided the base will have the VF-1 logo in some form and will check back with completed pic   s shortly.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 1:54 AM

That looks good Jack and like your base idea.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 12:28 PM

Well, the A-26 and its bits and pieces are primed today. It'll sit for a couple of days while the primer cures then I'll lightly wet sand the primer, fix any divots then shoot it with Alclad Aluminum.




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