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80 Years of Airfix GB

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:46 AM

John, I’m a sucker for a nice Swift! Great looking camo thus far. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:43 PM

So I went to bravely do a freehand cammo with my new Badger Krome double action airbrush.... threads on my 4 different hoses didn't fit.  #5 is one the way :/  So I went the sausage route again and painted with the Paasche H.  Relatively pleased with the results - though it is so tedious.

 

And the refuse...

 

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:47 PM

Good result, but there's just something about putting worms on my models....Ick!

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 26, 2019 6:04 AM

Nice results indeed John, but i agre, it is tedious.

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

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 26, 2019 6:06 AM

Nice job on the swift camo John.

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

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 26, 2019 6:07 AM

Tomcat, thats coming on really well. I do like how you have done that.

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

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 26, 2019 11:35 AM

Some nice building going on here

I have not toutched plastics for 6 odd weeks now and just can not find the moe joe to start the 1/48 Fury . I have been working hard to get the tooling for my 1/5 scale full composite P051d Mustang RC done and it should fly in 2 weeks so then production can start on those kits. (been 7 months work sofar)

I am also pushing to get a 1/7 scale rc Spitfire Mk9 painted in the next week so I am a little sick of models

 

Hopefully soon the "need to build plastics" will kick in again :-)

 

Theuns

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 27, 2019 3:49 AM

I started work on the Belfast a few weeks back working on her slowly, and thought i was at a good stage to post some pics. I originally entered this for Steves British ships GB, but as we didn't have any ships here, thought i would make an exception to my rule of no cross overs. Like the Trafalgar which i also built for the British ships GB, i decided to build this because of have been on the ship. Of course, unlike the Trafalgar, Belfast is a museum so visiting her isn't as difficult as an active nuclear powered sub.

But, it does bring back memories of the late 70's and early 80's when my dad would take my brother and me to London for day trips once or twice a year. We would travel down by train and visit a couple of museums before heading home. Ad on at least a couple of occasions this included the Belfast.

This is the 1982 boxing, without doubt the oldest kit in my stash. No doubt i bought it after one of these visits to the ship, and its even possable i bought it from the ships gift shop. After sitting there for over 35 years, i think its about time i built it. I am also added a White Ensign PE set, should be fun.

The only ships i have built in the past are a carrier and a couple of subs, so this is very new to me. I started with the hull and while i had planned on fitting the superstructre after painting, some dry fitting showed i would be better off fitting the front first.

The front deck section extends to about 3/4 of the way back. But this is cut to replace the kit ships catapault with a PE one. This is my first PE in such a small scale. I have some real respect for you guys who build in this scale.

Also got the turrets together.

I then carried on the the forward superstructure.

And got the cranes together as well as the smaller guns. The 8 barreled Pom poms were interesting to put together.

And the mid and rear superstructures.

More soon i hope. The one thing that really concerns me is painting given the scheme Belfast wore at the time it is portrayed in this kit. Sure i will think of something.

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

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 27, 2019 3:49 AM

Theuns, well, you know where we are when the urge does kick back in.

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

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

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 27, 2019 10:17 PM

Ship looks great Bish - I think ship builders are masters of PE.  Shot a clearcoat over the Defiant

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 27, 2019 10:49 PM

Bish, looking forward to seeing how this one goes together.  I have the red box version with a WE PE set.  Hope you have a good Optivisor!  The paint does look a bit complicated but it will be worth the effort. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 27, 2019 10:49 PM

The Defiant is coming along well!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 27, 2019 10:52 PM

A little light masking to finish the camo.  

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 27, 2019 10:55 PM

Hey wow, are you using the tamiya vinyl tape there?  I've used it for some curvey surfaces but never thought to use it for cammo.  Interesting.  

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:38 AM

Thanks John, and i will agree with you there. My respect level for them is going up a lot.

Looks nice, just about ready for some decals.

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

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:40 AM

Thanks Chad. I found the instructions a little confuseing and have had to read through them a few times. Just not sure what to do about the rails and so on. It gives you a lot but nothing on where to place them. Going to have to check some pics. But it deffinetly makes a big improvment.

Nice to see that masked off.

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

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:57 AM

Yea, they make a big improvement. For the rails, just put them where you don't want your crew falling off..........unlike these guys.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:16 AM

keavdog

Hey wow, are you using the tamiya vinyl tape there?  I've used it for some curvey surfaces but never thought to use it for cammo.  Interesting.  

 

Their vinyl tape is perfect for RAF and FAA camo work! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:25 AM

Good advice Steve Big Smile

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

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

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:02 AM

 got the major decals on  my swift, now just the stencils left.

John

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1/72 EF-111

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:45 PM

My next build in our group build is a modern Airfix kit. A 1/72 scale P-51D. A year ago I told a friend, after getting beat up by an Academy B-17D kit, I'd likely never build 1/72 again. Yet here I am. This Mustang is #5 in a string of 1/72 scale kits I've built recently. This is a dandy little kit. Very precise! So far no gaps to fill and sand. A world away from the last Airfix kit I built, the old MPC A-26 kit. Anyway, when the kit is finished it will represent Bruce Carr's Angels' Playmate, seen here somewhere in France in 1945.


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Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:04 AM

I decided to pose Angels' Playmate in flight. The kit landing gear just looks too fragile for the airplane to be a shelf-sitter. I scrounged a stand from another old Airfix Clipper kit for this P-51. Just the right size.


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Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:21 AM

Thats Swift is looking good with the markings on. I do like that scheme with the white in the roundels.

''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 Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:24 AM

Coming on nicely Frank

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

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

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, June 01, 2019 3:34 AM

 

Pilot is in the cockpit, and the fuselage halves are together:

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 01, 2019 4:32 AM

So much goodness going on!  I did a bit of decaling... getting close to done here.

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 9:35 PM

Here's where the DH-125 is now.  I had to do a lot of thinks on how to do the laser striping, and finally gave up and gave it my best shot with a decal.  It's not quite like the real thing, and I'm thinking maybe the kit has some deviations from scale as when I put the stripes in the right place on the nose they are too low relative to the nacelles.  Onward!   The nacelles are just sitting in place here, and there is bare metal foil left to apply to replicate the weeping wing deicer panels.

 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 1:19 AM

THat looks good John.  I'm a big fan of the commercial/military version of these birds.  Funny - for just a second I was going to ask who makes this kit Tongue Tied.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 7:07 PM

Glad to see so many nice Airfix kits being given the love they deserve!   So, I think I am going to go ahead and call this one done. The aerial mast is quite fragile so I’m not going to mess with the wire. The body was a little bland so I added some rivet detail and that’s pretty much it.  A lovely little kit that is definitely showing it’s age.  I think the first picture would be most appropriate for the front page. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 9:53 PM

Bish - The Fulmar is finished and the Sea King is ready for primer/paint so I’d like to submit another Airfix classic.  The 1/72 Ka-25c Hormone.  Such a weird little thing!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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