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The Corr-U-Gator

IPMS/USA Reviews - 16 hours 22 min ago
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When you click the 'About Us' tab on Masterpiece Models website this is what you'll read...

'Masterpiece Models manufactures and sells the highest quality resin assembly kits on the market today. Featuring kits for a variety of interests including WWII, Vietnam, Sci-fi, and aircraft bases. We have acquired the rights to a large selection of the Custom Dioramics line that are now available through us as resin assembly kits. Our kits are manufactured at our Vancouver, Washington, USA fabrication and casting shop."

What they have left out is that this company also has a line of dinosaur stuff: a T-Rex tooth in one to one scale, several different dinosaur skulls (Velociraptor/Triceratops in 1:9th scale), and a superb, 31" Nautilus submarine of Jules Verne fame, to name a few.

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 29 – Stirred not shaken

Scale Model Podcast - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:15
Welcome to the Scale Model Podcast. In this podcast, we aim to entertain, inform, and promote the hobby of scale model kit building with interviews, reviews, and news about the hobby. The Scale Model Podcast currently is recorded biweekly and is available where your favourite podcasts are found including iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher as […]
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DML Jagdpanzer IV L/48

New Forum Posts - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 09:54
Dragon kit with some minor additions to make it an earlier production version. Figures are from Warriors and D-Day. Used Fruilmodel tracks. I'm taking this to San Marcos next year. Note all the foot prints on the vehicle. Dak

"It's rainin' Dongs!" Bronco models new 72nd scale Chinese Dong Feng-1 rocket kit...

The Modelling News - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 05:36
The Chinese copy of the Soviet R2 - which was a copy of Germany's V-2 rocket is the latest kit from Bronco models. Moulded in 1/72nd scale plastic, we have a little on the kit and the stand that accompanies it along with some info about the real thing in our preview...
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MiG First Aid Basics Pigments

IPMS/USA Reviews - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 23:50
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I am often in a quandary with how to begin an IPMS/USA product review (It usually doesn't last too long.) More often than not I'll just use the material that the manufacturers have made available via their websites. So, without further ado, via AMMO/MiG's website:

"Which are the most basic pigment colors a modeler needs to get started? Which are the most used colors across all types of modeling subjects including aircraft, ships, military vehicles, or spacecraft? This set (First Aid Basics) provides the easiest solution to the novice modeler who is just starting in the hobby and does not really know what is needed.

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Takom M9 ACE, the Dust Bunny

New Forum Posts - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:28
It was my first time using pigments so I'm not sure I'm 100% happy with the results. The decals are all custom printed. I'm the driver and the bumper number is from the 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. Feel free to offer any criticisms. I at least can use it as a learning tool.

Lots of learning, Aussie shades & some Doozies in September from AK Interactive

The Modelling News - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:15
AK Interactive has a large bunch of new items for modellers in September, most of these are already on sale on their website, and we thought you would like a quick preview of them all in one place here in our new item preview...

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Trumpeter 1/32nd scale P-38L Lightning

New Forum Posts - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 18:08
Does anyone know of an aftermarket detail set for the engines? Thanks Christopher

2020 Nats Decal Sheet Subjects

New Forum Posts - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:55
Greetings All, In putting together a convention decal sheet for next year’s event, we’re looking for your ideas for Texas-themed subjects. We’ve come up with several ideas for aircraft, but are still researching Texas subjects that might appeal to military vehicle, automotive, ships, space (other than the obvious NASA ties), Sci-Fi, etc. We don’t want to limit the decals to just aircraft subjects, so … put on your thinking caps and let us know what you want to see. Possible subjects might include law enforcement vehicles, naval vessels, race cars, something with a Texas–themed movie connection … use your imagination. Please send an email with your ideas to Rob Booth: rbooth@hctc.net. Please be sure to note how it fits the Texas theme, what specific kit(s) and scale would be applicable, and include some pictures for reference. Deadline for ideas is December 31, 2019 to allow sufficient time for design and production. Thanks, Len Pilhofer

Read n' Reviewed: "Nuts & Bolts vol 42 Einheitsdiesel: The Standard 6x6 Cross Country Lorry of the Wehrmacht"

The Modelling News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 05:44
Paul is always keen to see a new issue of "Nuts and Bolts" when it is released, and today he submits his review of the latest issue - no #42, which features the workhorse of the German forces on the roads in WWII "Einheitsdiesel: The Standard 6x6 Cross Country Lorry of the Wehrmacht" is featured in today's review...

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Preview: We pick the best out of Hasegawa's November new & limited edition kits...

The Modelling News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:05
Hasegawa's November releases are already taking their final form, and amongst the many re-releases, we picked the more interesting releases (there are even some new ones in there) for your October item preview today...
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