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80 Years of Airfix GB

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:49 PM

frank, nice little haul there, be good to see them geting done when ever you get around to it.

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

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:48 PM

Thanks Tony. The Belfast is now done, just got to get the pics taken.

Got the front page updated with your 3.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:47 PM

Looking good Chad.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:46 PM

Nice paint job there TJ, will look good with the markings on.

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:13 PM

Just want to show off the kits I nabbed today. A friend buys collections and resells online. I was helping him sort kits today and he let me pick and choose kits I'd like to have in my stash. Sometime back in another thread folks were discussing the merits of the Airfix Ford Tri-Motor. I'll eventually see how good/bad it really is. I saw the MPC/Airfix F-80 and had to have another one to go with the one already on the shelf. The Gladiator Mk. 1 is an original Airfix bagged kit. Bish, we'll see if the kit is as nice as your recent Gladiator build. Should be fun. I now have the Meteor kit we talked about way back in the spring. Nice kit. Recessed panel lines even. The F-104 and the Widgeon just looked like they would be fun builds. Bish, don't add these kits to the roster. I just wanted to share my good fortune. Not sure if I'll get anything built after the Hellcat drone yet.

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, November 15, 2019 9:24 PM

I'm loving your Belfast, Bish, You don't see many Airfix ships built these days. I'm looking forward to the Tiger. 

Nice to see that red Gnat too. In my mind it's a classic Airfix subject.

Thanks for your comment Chad.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 15, 2019 8:55 PM

Got the metal bits painted and the fuselage sealed on the Lightning. 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 15, 2019 8:53 PM

Geez Tony, you've made some outstanding armor!

 

Johnny - I sure do like those in the Red Arrows livery!

Chad

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:10 PM
Thanks Bish. Please feel free to choose your favourite photos.

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:48 PM

I like me some red airplanes...

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:42 PM

We now have color 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 14, 2019 4:13 AM

Thats no problem Tony. Good to see you back. 3 really nice looking builds there, they have all come out really well. Thank you for posting, i will update the roster at the weekend.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:54 PM

The third model I've built for the GB was the Airfix 1/76 Tiger. When I built this one originally, circa 1977, I couldn't get the multi part turret to join correctly. With a bit more experience, I found it quite easy. Lol. I've made a bse for this one too, based on the current Airfix box art.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:48 PM

Next up is the Airfix 1/76 Panther. I really don't like the shape of the hull, but it was part of a project I've been doing to build all of the Airfix tanks that I built as a kid all those years ago. Use any photo that you like please.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:43 PM

I've been absent from the forum for some time and have been slow to show the models that I've built for this GB. They're all completed. My apologies, its not the intention to show all my photos after they're completed with WIPs along the way. Here's the first of them, the Airfix 1/76 Matador and 5.5 inch gun.

Cheers

Tony

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:53 PM

Very nice frank.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:08 PM

She's almost there Frank. 

Chad

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:08 AM

The drone is almost ready for paint. I sanded the whole model to knock back the rivets and panel lines. I glued on some of the small bits before paint so final assembly wouldn't be so tough. The canopy mask is from Pmask for the Eduard F6F. With some cutting and slicing the canopy mask now fits an Airfix kit...lol.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:50 AM

Thanks Chad. I was really pleased with how it came out, great idea from Steve.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:13 AM

I really like the look of the weathered deck!  I'll need to try that on my next ship. 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 10, 2019 7:55 AM

Been working on the Belfast gradually over the past couple of months until at the start of this week i had the main scheme done.

But the past week i have been working solely on her. I followed Steves suggestion on the wood decks useing Tamiya Deck Tan and a light Raw Umber oil wash. The raised areas around the main turrets don't have any raised deck detail so they are not quite as nice as the main deck, but overall i really like it. Thanks Steve.

With the rest of the superstructure painted and fitted there is only a few smaller bits left to add, though i still have some painting to do.

I plan on starting my Tiger I tomorrow, but i still hope to have this wrapped up by the end of the week.

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

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, November 8, 2019 3:16 PM

The canopy paint mask for the Hellcat came in the mail today. I can finally start painting this weekend.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:49 PM

That was quick, looks really nice. Could do with a nice watery base.

I'll get the front page updated.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:32 PM

Bish - I'm calling this one done!

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:28 PM

Nice start TJ.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:27 PM

Piers, i like that. I can't make out any silvering in the pic.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:09 AM

Well I've started my second build for this. The Red Arrows Gnat in 72nd. Man this thing is tiny

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:07 AM
The Vampire is such a cool aircraft

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:26 AM

That's such a neat looking aircraft!

Chad

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