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DIECAST COLLECTIONS AND THE DINKY TOYS STORY

Scale Model News - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 07:27

DIECAST SCALE MODELS are traditionally a collector's market, rather than one for builders. But there are plenty of times when ready-built models make perfectly good sense.
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Read n' Reviewed: "T-54/5 to IDF Tiran 4/5: The Birth of the Bastard Tank" from Abteilung 502

The Modelling News - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 07:00
Paul Lee is intersected in post-war AVF vehicles - and having made Miniart's T-55 here on the news we thought it only proper to let him take a look at Abt. 502's new book featuring the IDF T-54/5's and their service in the Israeli hands. See what he thought about the book in his review...
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Detailing for C-5B, B-2 Spirit, KhAI-3, Su-27, MiG-29, S-3A/B, SR-71A etc.

New Forum Posts - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 11:09
Selling the last released (February 2019) detailing sets of Metallic Details: - Antennas for aircraft model C-5B Galaxy (Roden, 1/144) - $9.00 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing of antennas for aircraft model. - Detailing set for aircraft model B-2 Spirit (AMP, 1/144) - $13.45 Set contains photoetched parts for detailing of exterior, bomb bay and landing gears for aircraft model. - Detailing set for aircraft model KhAI-3 (MikroMir, 1/72) - $4.40 Set contains photoetched parts for detailing of exterior for aircraft model. - Landing gears for aircraft model Su-27 (Academy, 1/48) - $29.70 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing wheel bays and landing gears of the aircraft model. - Exterior for aircraft model Su-27 (Academy, 1/48) - $25.30 Set contains photoetched parts for detailing exterior and air intakes of the aircraft model. - Exterior for aircraft model MiG-29 (Great Wall Hobby, 1/48) - $12.10 Set contains photoetched parts for detailing of exterior, landing gears, air intakes and cockpit for aircraft model. - Rotating propeller 56-66 mm (1/48) - $19.80 Photoetched part simulating a rotating propeller (airscrew) of aircraft. Designed for propellers with diameter of 56-66 mm (the part is cut to the required diameter). - Bomb bay for aircraft model S-3A/B Viking (Italeri, 1/48) - $55.00 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing wiring, bomb bay, 4 torpedoes Mk-46, torpedo holders of aircraft model. - Nose cone for aircraft model SR-71A Blackbird (Italeri, 1/48) - $29.70 Set contains resin parts for detailing of nose cone for aircraft model. - USN loading cart, torpedoes Mk-46 and Mk-54 (1/48): * U.S. Navy torpedo loading cart - $13.20 * Torpedoes Mk-46 - $13.20 * Torpedoes Mk-46 for helicopters - $13.20 * Torpedoes Mk-54 - $13.20 * Torpedoes Mk-54 for helicopters - $13.20 * USN loading cart with torpedo Mk-46 - $14.40 Kits contain resin and photoetched parts for assembly of U.S. Navy torpedo loading cart and torpedoes Mk-46 and Mk-54.

Preview: Amazing in the flesh - MiniArt's new U.S. Armored Tractor With Angle Dozer Blade

The Modelling News - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 09:50
Just another release in the MiniArt Armoured dozer series - well, yes and no...
Take one look at this finished model and the feature set in our preview to see why this one piqued our interest...
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1 new photo (February 15)

New Gallery Images - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 06:29
IPMS/USA Gallery

1 new photo (February 15)

New Gallery Images - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 06:28
IPMS/USA Gallery

16 new products from Black Dog in 72nd, 35th & 32nd scales this month...

The Modelling News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 06:14
Black Dog from the Czech Republic have so many new items of every type from a resin conversion and improvement company that we dare not warble too much about them in the prologue, just have a look at these new items to see what you might like yourself.Read on... »

A-4F Skyhawk with Photoetch Enhancements and SAC Metal Landing Gear

IPMS/USA Reviews - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 07:26
Product Image Review Author:  Ben Morton

Eduard has added to it's line of Super 44 aircraft model kits with a 'new boxing' of an 1/144th scale A-4 F Skyhawk. This re-release of the Platz kit from 2009 comes in a bag with the addition of photo-etch, a decal sheet with markings for four aircraft, and wheel and canopy self-adhesive masks. Alert readers may remember an earlier review (Academy's B-1B) and my inability to remember where I had stashed the canopy masks for that kit. Hopefully that won't be a problem here.

Link to separate IPMS Review of the SAC set.

  • Product/Stock#:
    • kit - 4466
    • photo etch - 144010
    • metal landing gear - 14432
  • MSRP:
    • kit - $10.36
    • photo etch - $8.76
    • metal landing gear - $11.95

The pre-painted photo-etch stuff is mostly bits for the cockpit (seat belts, ejection handles, cockpit tub, instrument panel, etc.) but there are also some small detail parts (wheel wells, launch bridle hooks, etc.) for the Skyhawk. Those wheel wells are a godsend as the plastic parts have zero in the way of molded detail.

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A-4E/F Skyhawk Landing Gear

IPMS/USA Reviews - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 07:11
Product Image Review Author:  Ben Morton

For those that be unfamiliar with Scale Aircraft Conversions this handy explanation from Scale Aircraft Conversions website should solve that problem: We (SAC) are currently producing a line of white metal landing gear for 1/24 to 1/72 scale aircraft. Some sets consist of the main gear only while others include the nose gear. Some inaccuracies in the original kit gear have been corrected but the mounting points remain identical to the factory parts. We have not sought to duplicate component parts where the factory plastic parts are reasonably accurate.

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Moosaroo Cup 2020

Scale Model Podcast - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 20:19
Here are all the pictures from this years Moosaroo Cup.
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F-4J Phantom New Ware Exhaust Masks, Part 4

IPMS/USA Reviews - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 23:25
Product Image The Kit

Refer to Part 1 for the base construction of this fine model kit.

Aftemarket Accessories Used

Several months ago I had the opportunity to review the New Ware exhaust mask set that I had originally planned to use on a Zoukei Mura F-4S Phantom sometime later. However with the opportunity to build and review the "J" version I decided now is the time to utilize this set. Since the Zoukei Mura Phantom have had their fair share of reviews I will focus my efforts on describing the use of the New Ware exhaust masks. See my earlier review here:

Exhaust Painting

The Zoukei Mura exhaust are finely molded with nice detail and therefore an aftermarket replacement would not be required. First I searched the Internet to find a color image of a Phanton exhaust to determine the effect I was after.

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Centurion Mk. 3 Korean War

IPMS/USA Reviews - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 23:15
Product Image Bottom Line Up Front

AFV Club continues to rule the Centurion market with its latest offering. This is a very good kit overall. It comes with tasty value-added features like a turned aluminum barrel and photoetch parts. The detail is sharp and the fit is excellent. The kit is marred by some unnecessarily complicated moving parts that make two aftermarket part sets a must if the modeler wants to have a first-rate build.

History

The Centurion is one of those tanks that just will not fade away with time. It just missed major action in WW2 by a few weeks so it's first real trial was in Korea. This kit faithfully represents the 20-pounder armed Mk. 3 which was fielded in that conflict. This was the version which was still in service (with some modifications to the gun barrel) with the British Army in 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the invasion of the Suez Canal Zone.

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