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80 Years of Airfix GB

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  • Member since
    February 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Monday, October 21, 2019 11:50 AM

Congradulations Frank.

Bufflehead: Nice work on the Fw190 & P-51.

Bish: The Mosquito & Gladiator are coming along great.

Thanks Svenna Duva.

Thanks Mopar Madness.

Here's my quick update,

Decals are on, I did not put all the tiny ones on, the small number of them I did you can't really see them on top of the Olive Drab paint.  Then I sealed them in with Tamiya X-22 Clear.  When that was curied I applied Tamiya panel line to the top, I let it dry for a few minutes when wiped up the excess with Ordorless Mineral Spirits on a cotton swap.

 20 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

The He-111 is coming along fine so are,

 IMG_6788 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

When gluing on the wings, the pilot side would not go in.  No big deal I can fill that in with some styrene.

 IMG_6789 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

On my Work Bench: Airfix 1/48 P-40B Warhawk,  Zvezda 1/144 Boeing 747-8, Airfix 1/72 He 111 H-6, Tamiya 1/48 Bf 109 E-3

Up Coming: Airfix P-51D Mustang.

           

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 21, 2019 9:26 AM

Nice job Frank, good looking metal too.

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, October 21, 2019 9:21 AM

Much to my surprise! My Airfix new-tool P-51 "Angels' Playmate" took a third place Bronze Medal in the aircraft category this weekend at Modelpalooza! Whoda thought?

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, October 18, 2019 5:55 AM

Thanks Ernest, i have had the week off work with a chest infection. So with nothing else to do i have had a lot of bench time.

Nice work so far on those two.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:31 PM

Dang Bish, you're moving along quickly with the Gladiator and the Mosquito!

My kids aren't quite as far along.  Cockpits on both are done, fuselages and wings added.  That's it!  

Tomorrow is a travel day and then out of town again all weekend.  Building will continue on Monday!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:52 AM

Thanks Chad.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:09 PM

Something old and something new. I'm following both of these on the aircraft forum for sure.

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 Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:57 AM

Thanks Steve, but i can't take any credit. Its all PE.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:56 AM

Alongside that, i have the 1975 boxing of the Mosquito. I did this kit years ago as an all black NF aircraft, but that was lost. So interesting to be building this alongside a new tooled kit.

One really interesting addition in this kit is a small label that we never see here any more.

And while it may have been made here, it was sent to me from across the pond by Eagle 90 a couple of years ago. Unfortunly the decals are a right off. But in my search for replacments i found some decals for aircraft operated by BOAC flying between Scotland and Swedan, so i'll be doing on of those. In additiong, i am useing an Airwaves PE set, pretty basic but its better than what the kit has. I also have some resin wheels and a vac canopy.

The pit soom went together and got painted along with some PE belts out of the spares box.

And the fuselage went together and the wings added. Fit isn't perfect but better than the SM.79.

Should also have the paint on this as well.

 

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:55 AM

Excelent IP Bish.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:46 AM

Next up i am building 2 72nd aircraft at the same time. I started both and the weekend and progress is going quickly.

First up, the new tooled Gladiator Mk II

I am adding some Eduard PE and a few Quickbost resin set. I'll be building an aircraft from 1401 (Met) flight as part of my Norfolk airfileds project, decals will be Print Scale.

The pit was quickly ready for paint with both resin and PE added.

After primer and paint, i added some light flory washes and some dry brushing. After this i could add the pre coloured PE.

And then the fuselage was put together and the lower wings and undercarrage added.

Don't think it will be to long before i get some paint on.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:35 AM

Look forward to seeing those Ernest, got them both added.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:49 PM

Their Fw190 is a nice little kit!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:19 PM

Time to get caught up on the GB!

Chad, great work on the Stuka, man the camo job came out fantastic. Your build inspires me to get one of those Ju-87 kits!  Can't wait to see how the Lightning comes out!  Oh and let's not forget the Eugen, which is turning into another sweet build!

Frank, the Buffalo is a miniature work of art!  All your hard work masking the canopy paid off.  I agree, it looks better with the spinner! YesYes

Lostagain, those Metal Colours by Vallejo are the real deal,  used them myself a few times.  Your Vampire is rockin that aluminum!

Theuns, gotta say the Kate is looking pretty sweet in the NMF finish.  Looking forward to the finished build!

Dan, both the P-40 and the He-111 are coming along nicely!

So I'm out of town again this week on business and I put a hold on the Bf-109.  I decided to try those masking sets I hear so much about, waiting for it to arrive. In the meantime I'm starting two more kits which I brought with me on my trip.  Bish, can you please add them to the GB.

Both are 1/72:

I prepainted the interiors of both before heading out of town and brought enough (I hope) tools and paint to get some good work done!  I'll post pics when I have some worthy assembly done!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 14, 2019 11:38 AM

Nice job on the Buffalo frank, thank you. Got the front page updated.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Monday, October 14, 2019 11:07 AM

Excellent job on the Buffalo Frank!

Looking great all over and the canopy is YesYesYes!

I got lazy and bought a masking set from Eduard for the Hurry.

But will have my joy on the P-40...

@ Dan - Nice detail in that P-40 office!

@ Theuns - looking good!

@ All - Keep it up, so many cool entries!

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Monday, October 14, 2019 10:56 AM

Finally,
Help has arrived!

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, October 14, 2019 10:55 AM

Much needed bump...

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:49 AM

Thanks, Mopar...

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:17 PM

Frank - Now she's complete!

Dan - I loved every aspect of my 111 build.  Seeing those sprues kind of makes me want to start another one!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:44 PM

I painted the spinner this morning between rain showers. The little fighter looks a lot better now. It just didn't look complete without the spinner. The color doesn't match perfectly but the south Pacific sun can be brutal on paint.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    February 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:06 PM

Thanks Bish.

Thanks Mopar Madness:  Well done on the Ju 87 Stuka

Nice F-15 Eagle 68GT.

Fotofrank: Nice masking on the Buffalo.

Theuns: Great Interior painting on the Kate, a metal finish will look nice.

Bufflehead: The Bf-109 is lookin' great.

Thanks Lostagain, the wet method of apply the Tamiya gloss work great on small models.
I tried that on my 1/144 Boeing 747-8, I was using up to much paint so I switched over
to using Testors spray can Gloss White #1245

Finished up the painting and added the add on parts(gun's, antenna, landing gear).  After the Olive Drab cured I lighty wet sanding it with Tamiya's 2000 grit sanding sponge.  Then I airbrushed on Tamiya X-22 clear, both top and bottom.  Planing on decals Thursday.

 19 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 

A week ago I started the Heinkel He 111 H-6, so far the fit has been pretty good.

 IMG_3437 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 IMG_5351 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

I even have some pollyscale paint left over.

 IMG_5761 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

Model Master Enamel RLM 66

 IMG_5768 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

For the Torpedoes I airbrushed Tamiya X-1 Black and a base, then Model Master Enamel Medium Gray #1721.  Thursday I'll masked up the medium grey and airbrush Vallejo Silver #77.724.

Glued up the wing section and brushed on some Tamiya XF-19 Sky Grey to see where the air line cracks are.

 IMG_5762 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

I'm going with the RLM 70, 71 & Flat Black paint scheme.

 IMG_5764 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

On my Work Bench: Airfix 1/48 P-40B Warhawk,  Zvezda 1/144 Boeing 747-8, Airfix 1/72 He 111 H-6, Tamiya 1/48 Bf 109 E-3

Up Coming: Airfix P-51D Mustang.

           

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:07 PM

I agree Frank, the canopy looks awesome!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:55 PM

Well, here it is! Airfix 1/72 scale F2A Brewster Buffalo. VMF 221, Midway Island, June 1942. I'm kinda not sure. The propeller doesn't look right to me. Even though Marine Buffalos didn't have them, I think I'm going to put the spinner on and paint it blue. The canopy paint mask worked better than I thought it would. The canopy framing looks pretty nice. The topside is painted Model Master Medium Blue lightened with a few drops of MM Insignia White. The underside is MM Light Ghost Gray. The airplane was pre-shaded with Tamiya Flat Black acrylic. The national insignia are from the Print Scale Buffalo Aces decal set and are out of register by just a hair. Anyway, here's some pictures. Enjoy...

EDIT: I'm gonna put the spinner on. The airplane just doesn't look right without the spinner.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, October 7, 2019 11:21 AM

Portholes were drilled.  Both of those websites look to be like fantastic resources!!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 7, 2019 10:17 AM

I haven't looked in in a while. Supurb work guys.

Chad, nice work on the hull. Did you drill the portholes or did they come like that?

I hope that website I sent you helped.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 7, 2019 3:42 AM

That is really nice Chad. I am dreading doing the water line on Belfast, you have done a great job there.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 6, 2019 6:39 PM

Got the hull painted on the Prinz Eugen. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:09 AM

Ta, the shading is totally oved done but the final clearcoat should tone it all down a little. The flaps and ailerons have been painted with hmbrol 11 silver to look like silver doped fabric, this to will be weatherd.

 

Theuns

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