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  1. 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 Tamiya 1/72 Focke Wulf FW 190 D9 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Focke Wulf FW 190 D9 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Focke Wulf FW 190 D9 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed, Shaun
  2. 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 scratch built additions; brackets to hold the spare track links, first aid box, infantry telephone box, stretcher, track guard supports and the stowage. The searchlight came from the Dragon M50 and the tank that I've depicted is (as far as I know), the only on that carried one. It was painted with Mig's IDF Green. The decals are from a couple of sources, Microscale and Star and were adapted. I weathered it quite heavily as these tanks collected a lot of dust. Hope you like it. John.
  3. 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
  4. Hi all, this is the ancient Tamiya kit (which still scrubs up well. i started painting this with the Gunze Olive Drab modulation set then played around with oils and pastels with this just a play around with the effects
  5. My desk has a clear space on it (shame the shelf and boxes just off to the left don't!) so it's time to get the next project rolling. Yellow (wings) fever is still coursing through my veins so it's no surprise that my next build will be another colourful Pre War US Navy theme. The subject next in line to be butchered is the diminutive Tamiya Brewster Buffalo in 1/48. I only have the B339 Pacific War version but no matter as all I need to make an F2A-2 is in the box anyway and aftermarket decals were always on the cards. Some introductory photos of the items to be sacrificed and my scant references (I've been surfing the inter web for photos. Jings there's lots of them but I must start looking at F2As soon !). I am hoping this will be a quick build but I say that every time. I'm going to keep it as simple as possible and not add too much to the modest parts count on this occasion so maybe I can get this finished in double quick time? Duncan B
  6. This is Tamiya's superb 1:72 Mitsubishi A6M 2b "Zero", finished as the machine of Lt. Masao Sato, Imperial Japanese Navy, Aircraft Carrier "Zuikaku", 6th December 1941. Build thread here: Thanks for looking!
  7. Grunhertz

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    Got this one done too
  8. Stated this weds when I started clipping bits off the sprue, 8 needed something as an easy build. I didn't think it would be this easy. I make it 4 hours total to get here. If you want a kit to fight you all the way don't buy tamiya
  9. Tamiya's lovely P-47D 'Razorback' OOB. Painted with Gunze / Tamiya acrylics, weathered with Oils and Pigments. One of my Go-To kits, as it's so well engineered and is a pleasure to build, and you end up with a Jug - what's not to like. Not a huge fan of the Ammo Matt varnish though, it had a tendency to rub off when weathering, so probably only really works as a final coat WIP available here
  10. Started Today, a nice relaxing build, an lovely Tamiya Jug So today, made up the cockpit - probably the nicest OOB cockpit i know Peter
  11. Seeing Brian's Warbird build that included a venerable Tamiya 1/48 Fw190D-9 I decided to have a dig into my stash and drag the one I have out to give it a go. I don't remember how long it has been in there but it is a long time. One reason it never got made was that I also bought the Aires engine and cockpit set for it at the same time and I realised that I didn't have the skills back then to successfully attempt it, we'll see if I have them now! It'll be a slow start as I have a titchy tank to finish so will be only spending time on this one between painting sessions if I have time (once the tank is completed I'll move this to the head of the line, sorry Fujimi Phantoms you'll have to wait a while longer!). There's no turning back, those of a squeamish nature look away now. The firewall was removed from it's pouring block and dry fitted to see what needs fettled. First impression is that it's quite a good fit, nothing that a bit more fettling and some epoxy won't fill. So that's where I'm up to. I don't expect to get much done until the weekend now. Duncan B
  12. Started today Started by making up the RB Models metal barrel Then assembled the lower hull Then added the gas axe marks where the large plates were cut Peter
  13. Well that was a cure for modellers block! This was a really fun build that took me back to my childhood when i used to build the tamiya bike kits and then my youth when i used to strip and rebuild my motorcycles. Oh how i miss those days. I have had so much fun i have bought some other bike kits. Kit was an easy build and considering its age still has so much detail in it and looks great. Right Ducati 916 next , then maybe a Honda NR750 , 1000 Virago , R1 and as many others as i can get
  14. Tamiya Kit, Tamiya Zimmerit, RB Barrel. The zimmerit isn't great, would rather do it myself now, but was worth a try. Painted with Tamiya Acrylics and weathered with Oils / Pigments Peter
  15. Hot off the workbench - in fact, still on it in these pics - is Tamiya's Spitfire IX, supplemented with a Yahu instrument panel and Barracuda wheels, and with markings from Xtradecal. The aircraft depicted is serving with 73 Sqn RAF, based at Prkos, Yugoslavia, in April-May 1945. They were flying mainly ground-attack sorties at the time, hence the name "Bombfire". 73 Sqn was one of the very few units to wear pre-war-style unit markings during the war - after serving in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain, in Hurricanes, they transferred to the Desert and revived the markings there. Anyway, on with the show - these are on the bench, I'll do some proper "beauty shots" later. Thanks for looking.
  16. Tamiya kit, 1/72 scale built straight from the box. All painting done with Tamiya acrylics. All comments and critics are very welcome Cheers
  17. Hi all I've been working on this for a couple of weeks, its an oldish Tamiya kit and the fit is not great in places but apart from that it's a nice kit and what I've uploaded is about 3 weeks on and off with more to come, the paint is Revell Acryilic brush painted more to come soon
  18. Now finished and I have to say I loved this kit
  19. This kit was purchased cheap at Southern Expo as a base kit for demonstrating various weathering techniques at the Extreme Weathering Show. I thought it was a shame not to finish her so spent this weekend doing just that. I make no claim as to where or when this tank tank appeared in Europe it was mainly an exercise in weathering. Painted with Meng/AK Interactive paints and weather with everything from Flory Washes and Piments to Mig Jeminez's latest Oil Brushers. Even though she a right hotch potch I rather like her and am quite pleased with the results. Guess all she needs now is a suitably crafted base. Thanks for looking.
  20. Finally got chance to take some final photo's after working 15 days straight..... Nice kit, with only a few little minor niggles, but just what I needed after a few problems. Painted with Mr Color laquers. Work in progress thread is available here Peter
  21. 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. Anyway, here are the "before" pics: Doesn't look bad does it? That's until you look a bit closer: Makes me wonder how I could ever have thought it was a good model, even 16 years ago... I've now stripped it to the extent I need to correct the paint and add a few bells and whistles. A lot of it is bolt together, and luckily I'd not been too careful about removing paint from the bonded surfaces when I built it, so most of them cracked apart with little or no damage: The decals on the radiators silvered, and always looked a bit naff. They will be partially stripped and re-painted with Alclad and a proper wash (now I know how to do a wash!), since they are clearly visible with the body fitted: Wing end plates are hand painted on the insides. They might get a carbon decal, or just new paint: Same with the front wing endplates. Even though I sprayed the parts, it was with a TS can, and the paint was too thick, plus I got dust on them: All body and wing incidence fasteners will be replaced with p/e parts. I'll apply carbon decals on all visible surfaces where necessary, e.g. brake ducts, vortex generators etc.
  22. So far 2017 isn't great for modelling for me - this is the third kit i've started - first an Amusing Hobby kit that I managed to spill cellulose thinners on, then started the new release of the Classic Airframes Blenheim, only to find that i've been given 2 resin starboard cockpit sidewalls and no port sidewall. So wanted to do a kit i know will fit - out with a Tamiya :-) I got this off ebay a while ago, came with the Eduard etch set as well so started by fitting etch Then a quick blast of primer, followed by some Mr Color RLM66 Peter
  23. Right for sale we have the following master box German tank men ww2 no. MB35160 5.00 tamiya eighth army desert rats some parts painted and off sprue no.3532300 3.00 postage by my Hermes £2.00 each or a deal on both
  24. Hey all! Guess I'll pop the critique forum cherry with my recently finished A-1J from Tamiya. It is mostly out of the box, with exception to the resin ejection seat boot from Quickboost and some scratch building in the cockpit and antenna. She's finished with Gunze and Mr. Paint paints and weathered with AMMO products and artist oils. Markings are from the box and surprisingly, went down nicely without a fight. I appreciate your comments and critiques, and the rest of the photos, including WIP can be found here.
  25. Hi folks, I finished this one a couple of months ago for Military Illustrated Modeller. This is a home-brew conversion of the Tamiya Mk.IXc Spit, adapted with a Williamson F-24 camera. I don't have any other photos of this than what I posted here, so if you want to see the others, you'll have to buy the mag! Sorry about that. Model is finished with MR PAINT PRU Pink.
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