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looking to Buy AZ Models 1/72 Bf 109 G-10 AZ7501

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 21:46
I'm looking to purchase an AZ Models 1/72 scale Bf 109 G-10 Diana kit # AZ 7501. If anyone has a copy of this kit that they will part with please respond with a price. Thank you, John Walker

Another New Paint Source?

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 16:54
With Testors discontinuing Model Master Paints I just got and email from FIne Scale Modeller about Model Car World Finishes & Resin Replicas offering new paints for military and aircraft models as well as cars. Checked it out. Looks like another viable source. mcwfinishes.com (330) - 830 - 7755 FYI

The Duke Finishes Two in July

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 02:10
Today I finished two model rockets. This first one is the Convair Atlas rocket in 1/72 scale from Horizon Models: This second one is the Mercury Redstone rocket in 1/72 scale with Friendship 7 riding atop it. This is also from Horizon Models: That is all I have for now. Thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.

The Duke Finishes Another Armor

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 01:54
This is actually a Shelf Queen I found when I was cleaning the desk. All it needed was for the rocket to be added to the launcher and some detail painting to be done. Supposedly it has decals to add but I can't find them or the instruction sheet so I'm calling it done now. It ain't very good but it's done so here it is: Thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.

Testors Model Master Paints

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 21:41
Are these paints still being produced? There was a comment recently in the forum that the Parent Company had stopped producing them. I ask because I'm having a hard time finding them even on mail order hobby sites.

Scale Auto Magazine Closure

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 14:53
Recently learnt that Scale Auto will be ceasing publication this year October 2020. From what I understand the Auto related subjects will be absorbed into Fine Scale Modeler. I believe that Model Car Builder is still going and is a subscription only magazine in the US and Canada. What is happening or has happened to Model Cars Magazine is anybody's guess. Their forum is very active but is the magazine still going?

1/72 New Airfix Gladiator with S.B.S. rigging set

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 15:58
The new 1/72 Airfix Gladiator is a real sweetheart of a kit. No flash and any mold seams are slight and easily dealt with. Fit is as with all new Airfix kits, precise to the point that you need to be very careful during clean up not to remove too much anywhere before checking. I did mine OOTB with the exception of using the S.B.S. rigging wire set. (#72046). It gives you a complete set of rigging all pre-made to the correct lengths. You do, however, need to pre-drill holes to receive the wires, so advanced planning is necessary. As they are made in a silver metal, I painted mine a darker metallic color before cutting them from the fret. Almost all the wires fit spot on, but a few needed a slight bit of tweaking, probably due more to my assembly technique than any error on their part. The only thing missing is the antennae. It would have been nice to get that as well, but it's either easily made or can be omitted entirely from some versions on the a/c. I did mine in the camo of the Swedish volunteer unit that flew for the Finns during their war with Russia. (P.S. Notice how I forgot to remove one of the pieces of masking from the left rear of the canopy. What a twit. Problem has since been solved.)

model base

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 22:11
I hope someone can help me out with this. At the last Nats there was a vendor that had wooden bases that had a countries flag painted/imprinted on the top. Does anyone know the name of the vendor? Thanks.

VMA 211 Harrier 1/48 Hasagawa

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:31
Greetings All I did not want to highjack the Hasagawa Harrier Thread ,so here is my finished VMA 211 Wake Island Avenger. I had to install the gun pods as a Marine Aircraft without weapons seemed "Unnatural". This is probably my final aircraft for this collection. I have 7 Aircraft from the Wildcat thru the F-35 in collection. This is the Hasagawa kit with Super Scale decals,Resin Seat,Resin Exhaust vents, and Flying Leatherneck Det.- Cord. Two tone gray scheme with true Marine Tail.I used Gunze paints for colors and GX 100 clear for decal base and Mr Hobby Matt for final finish Last addition was the Resin FOD covers. The Hasegawa intake has too many issue to be left open and I like a little more colors these add to the aircraft. Thanks for Looking Comments Welcome Regards Bill

RAF Matador Runway Air Traffic Control Van 1/76 - Help Needed

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 14:08
In a recently-acquired Airfix Magazine back issue (December 1966), there is an article describing a conversion of the Airfix Matador to an RAF runway traffic control van. I recall building one that matches this description, but much later, and I also recall a scale drawing of such a vehicle. Said drawing is not part of the article. Could it have been in one of the Bellona print booklets? In any case, I'm looking for a copy of this drawing or similar. All assistance gratefully appreciated.

Detailing for SR-71, F-16, F/A-18C, A320neo, C-121C etc.

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 07:38
Selling the last released (July 2020) detailing sets of Metallic Details: - Jet nozzles for aircraft model SR-71 Blackbird (Testors/Italeri) in scale 1/48 - $61.60 Set contains resin parts for detailing jet nozzles. - Jet nozzle for engine F100-PW for aircraft model F-16 (Tamiya) in scale 1/48 - $17.60 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing jet nozzle. - Engines for aircraft model B-17G (HK Models) in scale 1/48 - $39.60 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing engines. - Detailing sets for Cockpit for aircraft model F/A-18C (HobbyBoss) in scale 1/48 - $17.20 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing interior. - Detailing sets for Exterior for aircraft model F/A-18C (HobbyBoss) in scale 1/48 - $17.60 Set contains photoetched parts for detailing exterior. - Detailing sets for Landing gears for aircraft model F/A-18C (HobbyBoss) in scale 1/48 - $22.00 Set contains photoetched parts for detailing interior wheel bays and landing gears. - Detailing sets for Ladder for aircraft model F/A-18C (HobbyBoss) in scale 1/48 - $4.85 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing escort ladder. - Detailing set for aircraft model Airbus A320neo (Revell) in scale 1/144 - $14.30 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing of exterior for aircraft model. - Detailing set for aircraft models L.1049G, C-121C (Revell) in scale 1/144 - $18.70 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing of exterior for aircraft models.

Scale Models Packard Phaeton

Mon, 07/20/2020 - 09:30

Cutting Edge

Sun, 07/19/2020 - 09:47
There was someone in Germany, I guess had the molds and was making sets and putting them on e-bay. Does soneone know what happen to this person, have not seen them for over a year now.

Executive Board Meeting Minutes for Q2 2020

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 13:53
Are the Executive Board Meeting Minutes available for the months of April, May, and June? Additionally, since the national show was canceled when will the annual Business Meeting presentation be posted? Cheers, John

Scratchbuilding wind screen seal

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 13:35
I am scratch building a truck and I was wondering if there is a way of making the seal around the windshield and other windows. This will be 1/25 scale. Thanks for any guidance! Joe Vattilana

F-86 to RF-86 Conversion

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 23:13
In the June 2018 Fine Scale Modeler, Chuck Davis converted an Academy 1/72nd scale F-86E into an RF-86F. Somewhere down the road on my build list is to convert an Eduard (Hasagawa) 1/48th scale F-86F to an recon version. Does anybody know of a conversion kit or plans to do it without spending years in the process?

2021 National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 12:34
Fellow IPMS USA Members We are pleased and excited to announce the launch of the 2021 IPMS/USA National Convention website! We invite you to visit and see what we have in store for you. We're looking forward to welcoming you to the Rio Hotel Resort and Convention Center in the heart of the fabulous City of Las Vegas. With over 2,000 all-suite rooms and almost 70,000 square feet of luxurious convention space, The Very Best of the West promises to be a National Convention experience of a lifetime. We want you to party hard in the vendor room, so we have secured a special discounted convention room rate of only $113.00 per night (including resort tax) for up to ten days! Come early, stay late and enjoy our amazing city. Reservations can be made immediately! You will also enjoy free on-site parking, 13 restaurants, 14 bars & nightclubs, 4 luxurious swimming pools, on-site shopping, day spa and workout room. All just an elevator ride away from the convention floor. You’ll never have to leave the resort to have an amazing time. But if you chose to do so, the City of Las Vegas is waiting for you. Go to www.natslv2021.com and let the party begin! Thank You 2021 Nat-Con Committee

Trumpeter 1/32nd scale F-105G Wild Weasel

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 21:07
Well, the last time that I built a F-105G, I was in the 6th grade. Man, she’s a BIG one. A good friend of mine in our club gave this to me to build. It came in a box the size of a small suitcase. The assembly on this one is relatively straightforward. I’ve purchased an Aires cockpit, with all the Fixin’s. Chris

Looking for 1/35 pots and pans to add to armor

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 17:37
Been looking for a source of 1/35 pots, pan and coffee pots either in plastic, resin or white metal. I've previously had used H & R metals but can't find anyone who carries the line. Did find their website but minimum order is $25 and I don't need that much stuff. Tried asking on an other forum and people have mentioned Miniart but their sets don't have what I'm looking for (plus the price to buy a set for one item is not practical). Didn't someone make a field kitchen kit in 1/35? If so, did it included pots and pans? Someone also mentioned some doll house stuff is close to 54mm size but it seems like all I can locate is 1/24 or larger doll house furnishings. Anyone know of a good source? Eric