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  1. Afternoon Everyone I feel like something a bit more racy for the next build and I think this will do nicely... 2004 Ducati Moto GP bike, with decals for Troy Bayliss & Loris Capirossi. If the bike looks a bit bare and plain, its because there's two huge fag decals on the fairing that aren't included in the kit, as seen in the pic below. I'm not going to stress about the Malboro decals, not that much of a biggie. Been a while since I've built a Moto GP bike, so should be fun Ok then, the bits inside... And that's it.
  2. Hi all. This Tamiya T-62 is one of my earliest kits and was made when I was on a steep learning curve and therefore I tried to apply all techniques on this one tank. It depicts a Russian T-62 during the first Chechnyan fiasco with additional armour etc. Thought to post it here as it's one of the few early models that I'm actually proud of. Comments and critique welcome.
  3. Stug III Ausf B, StuG Abt. 203, Russia, summer 1941 Tamiya 1/48 kit blitz built OOB, painted with Vallejo, Tamiya, Akan and Citadel acrylic paints and inks. And finally a penny shot for scale (but only if you know how big a British penny is). Andy
  4. This will be my entry into this build, The Tamiya Honda NSX
  5. skwonk

    1/35 Sherman

    Done. Restrained weathering and filth which is unusual for me. And I've just noticed I didn't drill out the end of the turret MG.
  6. This is almost finished, so it's going to be a quck photo montage before I write up the final stages. Tamiya give you three schemes, the box top is 502 Heavy Tank Battalion, Leningrad, spring 1943. The others are a North African tank and an overall grey Herman Goring regiment one. I'm bored with painting sand/dark yellow so fancied the grey but the markings are boring. A bit of research showed 502 got grey Pz. IIIs in August and September 1942 to work with their first Tigers and they got some rough and ready winter camo over that so that was the choice made. Box: M
  7. LHi all, after the complex build of the T-90, I am looking for a light and small project. It came in the form of this M151A2 by Tamiya. I got it for 890/- so it's under a tenner. As for colour scheme, I used the scientific decision making process of heads or tails, and settled on the US Army version. Ok, enough nattering, into pictures. The box art shows the USMC version, and the army one is on the side. The sprues and instructions laid out. And a picture of my workspace because nobody asked. So, NFAK cranked up and let's get started.
  8. I'm planning to build Gleed's Spitfire Vb Trop with the Aboukir filter and clipped wings. I have both the Tamiya and Italeri kits, that have all the relevant parts in the box (and decals) to build this aircraft, without any conversion work or scrounging parts from other kits, so it's going to be one of these two kits. So with that said, does anyone know the size/shape issues with each kit and overall which is best in this aspect and only this aspect? I've built both before and know which is the better kit to build, so it's purely which is the more convincing looking when built.
  9. This golden oldie has just been dragged out today. Last made this kit in '97 and it still looks good in the box. I do like the cast texture on some of the surfaces and the serial numbers or whatever they are on the cast bits. A little progress this evening.
  10. Hi all, I'm between major builds right now and I decided to make Tamiya's SAS Jeep (the one I got for my birthday) One reason I really want to make it is that I can configure it however I want, so there's versatility. Also, jokes and drifting welcome on the thread. No politics though please, we have enough here. The box art: The sprues: Phir milenge.
  11. Picked this up at a club meeting for a tenner about 8 months ago, the wife started it but ran out of steam, with me wanting to clear the decks I decided to finish it so here we are it was more a weathering experiment that anything else.
  12. Been clearing a backlog of 1/72 so time to get back into a Mustang Groove : My Californian collector has a thing for 353 FG Ponies so what better than the lovely Tamiya kit and in the colours of George Preddy? I opted for this as it will be wheels up and of course there's a pilot so the box and sprues: I must say after the challenging Spit Vb last month I'm looking forward to this The decals are a lucky save, I ordered a set of the long OOP Superscale P-51D Mustang Aces (352nd & 359th Fighter Group) from Aviation Megastore but the decal didn't actually exist in thei
  13. Good day to you all from glorious Nova Scotia! Hope you are all doing well. This is my latest release in her (technically!!) finished glory. This is the Tamiya 1:32 Birdcage kit, done up as a Fleet Air Arm Corsair Mk I JT190 of 1837 NAS, based on the Eastern board of the US. This particular aircraft belonged to Squadron CO and Fighter Ace Lt Cdr Jackie Sewell DSC RNVR. Ultimately the aircraft claimed his life during a training flight when he collided with his Senior Pilot S Lt David Watson RNVR in JT198 over Yarmouth, Maine. Both pilots lost their lives and they both now lie at rest at the Mil
  14. so here we go for the vertical learning curve! Haven't built a bike since a revell easy rider style chopper when i was about 8 so this is going to be interesting. For this one I wont be stripping chrome or other such funny business (last time i tried that I ended up with a melted aluminium pan!). It will be one of the 2 red/white bikes but thats it. so on with the pics Not sure about screwwing the thing together but hey ho
  15. This was passed to me quite a while ago, I keep being distracted by other builds. So I've taken to opportunity to get started with it. Good weather meant a chance to prime the majority outside (Halford rattle can) It's big! Anyway, you get the point. I'm grateful that this is to be a clean build, no hatches open etc. Thinkna couple of days at Lakenheath for some detail shots... well that's my excuse.
  16. Whilst waiting for some glues and paints of annoying unrewarding fiddly bits to dry on other stuff, I have started the next aeroplane for the work bench. This is Tamiya's aging Beaufighter with a few tweaks here and there, and I plan to model it on RD136, one of a small batch of Weston built aircraft which retained the Hercules XVII but received the Mk.XII wing and the Mod T361 tailplanes and enlarged elevators. It also sported a Lockheed tailwheel. First up was to attempt to improve on the "fishbelly" appearance of the Tamiya kit. I did this with 3 saw-cuts per side, and whilst bo
  17. Evening Everyone Ok so the usual story, I have 7 or 8 kits on the go at the mo, so obvious thing to do is start another one All the kits on the desk are cars bikes or trucks, except one, and I feel the need to build another tank, so started on this.... Tamiya's newish (2018) Crocodile.... I love these 48th scale kits. I don't care if people call them shake and bakes etc, they fit beautifully, they are a pleasure to build and are great quality. I built the Sherman Firefly a couple months ago, and that was quite an involved affair, but this one seems a bit mor
  18. This is a model I built back in about 1998/99. It was fine by my standards then, but not so much now. I put it on EBay with the intention of using the money to buy a new kit to super-detail. I then decided I couldn't part with it! As a compromise, I decided to strip it as far as possible, and then rebuild it as a detailed "kerbside" model (ie with the body on). I have subsequently bought another kit, which will be displayed alongside this one, but with the body off and full mechanical detail on show. I intend to make a base with my 1991 Silverstone BGP ticket, and Senna and Berger autographs.
  19. Now Ebay is a funny thing: I came across this gem a week ago and thought, hmm easy to do wheels up, has a pilot, cheap masks, lots BoB schemes from the big H and the vallejo crud is simple to get rid off. Lets bid £9.00 for this and it'll make a nice wheels up sales piece thats easy to screw together and I'll do a really nice BoB paint job. Plus saves climbing into the loft to retrieve one of the many I have in there. Who cares if it's the old one, with the canopy closed, pilot in and on one of my patented magnetic stands it'll do the business. Or so I thought... https://www.ebay.co.uk/
  20. Good day to all! Here is my latest completion, Tamiyas venerable Swordfish in 1:48 dressed up as an aircraft from one of my former squadrons 810 NAS from 1938 (obviously before my time lol). I bought the kit last year from the HMCS Shearwater Hobby show for a decent price and it also came with the rigging etch as well. I invested in the Eduard cockpit set mainly for the harnesses but it also came with a nice instrument panel so used that as well. Im not a great fan of Tamiyas decals and wanted to do something nice and colourful, luckily I came across a set of decals representing a recent
  21. This is a build of mine from a few years ago. It’s a RMASG Centaur, based on Tamiya’s Cromwell. To achieve this, it has scratch built wheels, howitzer and custom made decals. There is quite a bit of scratch built pieces on it and anyone interested in the build can find the WIP here; Thanks for looking. John.
  22. Having been given the encouragement by Richard to post some of my builds on here, this is one I built a few years ago. Apologies to those who have seen this before, but I’m a little short of new builds at the moment. Basically, this is a 1/48th build of a RMASG Centaur based on he excellent Tamiya Cromwell. When Tamiya first issued their 1/35th Cromwell, back in the 90’s, they followed it up with a Centaur, so I naturally assumed that when they did the same in 1/48th scale, they would do the Centaur also. Sadly, no. But that’s what modelling is all about, and if it’s not available as a k
  23. Morning all, Thought I'd share my latest completion, my first for nearly two years, and it really shows! Tamiya's 1/72 FW 190 D9. Being horribly out of practice meant I made a catalogue of errors with this one, particularly around the canopy framing which frankly looks awful, and my inability to get a nice, tight line finish from the airbrush without spatter means this falls into the category of looking good from a few feet, but its nice to have got something built and regain some enthusiasm after such a long hiatus... Tamiya 1/72 Focke Wulf FW 190 D9 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr
  24. This is my first completed build post on here and it was built last year. It's the Israeli M1 Super Sherman and I built it using Tamiya's M51 Sherman with some additions and alterations. The lower and upper hull and the running gear are from the M51 kit with the engine deck coming from the Tamiya M1 Sherman (the one that Tamiya incorrectly call a Super Sherman). The lower rear hull plate needed altering with the addition of air cleaners from the M1 kit. Turret is also from the M1 kit with the RB Models M1A1 main gun and the dust cover and hatches from the M51 kit. There are also some scra
  25. Here is my Tamiya 1/48 Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo in the markings of VF-3 from USS Saratoga. Paint from Colourcoats with the exception of the white Aluminium which is AK Interactive Xtreme Metal. Decals by Yellow-Wings. And with it’s compatriots Duncan B
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