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OTB 48: The in's and out's of Model Clubs

On the Bench Podcast - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 07:14

In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Martin Reid to talk about Model clubs……how to get the best out of your club, how to find one in your area and if you don’t have one near you, how to set one up.

We also look at whats new in the modelling world as well as discussing the new Gotha from Wingnut Wings.

Categories: Podcasts

Read & Reviewed: "Tankmödeller Volume 1 - I LOVE 48th" from MÖdellingbooks

The Modelling News - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 03:24
As the 1/48th scale becomes more popular on modeller's workbenches it was only a matter of time before a canny publisher took up the challenge to provide a magazine which focussed just on that scale. MÖdellingbooks Publications has released just such a magazine with six subjects just in this scale for our reading pleasure. See what Clayton thought about it in his review...
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New Review: Brengun 1/144 US Staff Car

New Forum Posts - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:09
The vehicle: In December of 1941 the US Government put all manufacturing on a wartime footing. Many of the factories which had been producing civilian cars went over to producing Jeeps, pickups, cargo trucks, ammo carriers, tanks, guns, and other wartime necessities. There were still a few assembly lines which continued to produce a few cars, and most of these were sold to the Army or Navy for use as "staff cars". Because it wouldn't do for someone as important as an Admiral or General to ride around in a canvas topped jeep. It might seem that it was tough on civilians to not be able to get a new car, but with gas rationing they couldn't drive much of anywhere anyway. The Kit: read more View the full article

Brengun 1/144 US Staff Car

IPMS/USA Reviews - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:09
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The vehicle:  

In December of 1941 the US Government put all manufacturing on a wartime footing.  Many of the factories which had been producing civilian cars went over to producing Jeeps, pickups, cargo trucks, ammo carriers, tanks, guns, and other wartime necessities.  There were still a few assembly lines which continued to produce a few cars, and most of these were sold to the Army or Navy for use as "staff cars". Because it wouldn't do for someone as important as an Admiral or General to ride around in a canvas topped jeep. It might seem that it was tough on civilians to not be able to get a new car, but with gas rationing they couldn't drive much of anywhere anyway.  

The Kit:

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Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka K1 KAI Model 43 “Two Seats”

IPMS/USA Reviews - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 00:52
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If you are looking for a rather unique kit to add to your late-WWII collection of 1/72 scale Axis aircraft, Brengun has come through with a trainer variant of the Ohka rocket plane.  The relatively small parts count makes this a quick build, but some experience with small photoetched parts will be beneficial.  Modelers with some experience with small parts and working with plastic to improve the fit of parts will enjoy this build.

 

Built by Dai-Ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho, 45 of the K1 version of the Ohka (Cherry Blossom) were built to train the future Kamikaze pilots of the rocket-powered plane.  A forward tank was loaded with water to simulate the warhead weight on the combat aircraft, which was then dumped before landing.  Requiring a speed of 130 mph to land the trainer, it was a difficult plane to land for the inexperienced pilots.

 

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New Review: Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka K1 KAI Model 43 “Two Seats”

New Forum Posts - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 00:52
If you are looking for a rather unique kit to add to your late-WWII collection of 1/72 scale Axis aircraft, Brengun has come through with a trainer variant of the Ohka rocket plane. The relatively small parts count makes this a quick build, but some experience with small photoetched parts will be beneficial. Modelers with some experience with small parts and working with plastic to improve the fit of parts will enjoy this build. Built by Dai-Ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho, 45 of the K1 version of the Ohka (Cherry Blossom) were built to train the future Kamikaze pilots of the rocket-powered plane. A forward tank was loaded with water to simulate the warhead weight on the combat aircraft, which was then dumped before landing. Requiring a speed of 130 mph to land the trainer, it was a difficult plane to land for the inexperienced pilots. read more View the full article

I've made some pretty weird models in my time

New Forum Posts - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 23:23
I was going through sorting photos last night and realized that over the last 20 years or so, I have done some pretty weird models. I've done my fair share of "normal" models as well, but here are some of the strangers ones for your enjoyment.

Restored Aurora Mummy

New Forum Posts - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 18:55
Here’s an original that I stripped and rebuilt as best I could, then re-painted.

Dr Smith/B9 Robot Transplant

New Forum Posts - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:36
This was a fun one. Used some various parts and stock styrene rods to make the connections of the heads.

Hasegawa May 2019 Releases

Model Builder International - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:59
Hasegawa May  2019 Releases

OH-6D / 500MD “Land Self Defense Force / Taiwan Air Force”
Scale … 1: 48
part number … … 07474
release date … around 10 May 2019
Additional plastic parts

  • For Taiwan Air Force 500MD ASW: Smoke Marker, MAD (Magnetic Detector), Torpedo Parts

Resin parts

  • For Ground Self Defense Force OH-6D: Light, FLIR, antenna parts, etc.

Decal (marking)

  • OH-6D: Ground Self-Defense Force 10th Flight Corps Akeno Air Festival Commemorative Paint Machine “JG-1289” (Akino Station: November 2018)
  • 500MD ASW: Taiwan Air Force

F-15J Eagle “Komatsu Special 2018” w / High Detail Nozzle Parts
Scale … 1: 72
part number … … 02299
release date … around 10 May 2019

The design with the motif of the dragon rose is attractive! We reproduce dragon camouflage F-15 of 303SQ. With super high detail 3D printing nozzle parts! (Open state) x 2

Decal (marking)

  • Japan Air Self Defense Force Sixth Air Corps The 303rd Squadron Komatsu Base Air Festival commemorative paint machine “885” (Komatsu base: September 2018)

RF-4E Phantom II “The 501st Squadron Shark Teeth
Scale … 1: 72
part number … … 00772
release date … about May 17, 2019
Reproduce the tactical reconnaissance aircraft!

Decal (marking)

  • Air Self-Defense Force Reconnaissance Air Corps 501st Squadron “908” “904” “912”

P-8A Poseidon “VP-8 The Flying Tigers”
Scale … 1: 200
part number … … 10830
release date … about May 19, 2019
Reproduce the VP-8 affiliation that drew “Tiger’s face” on the vertical tail!
“LC007” and “LC759” depict tiger illustrations of different designs.

Decal (marking)

  • US Navy 8th Patriotic Squadron (VP-8) “The Flying Tigers” aircraft “LC007” (Kadena Base: March 2018)
  • US Navy 8th Patriotic Squadron (VP-8) “The Flying Tigers” Affiliated Flight Captain (CO) “LC759” (Kadena Base: October 2017)

Heinkel He 111 Z-2 “Zwilling” w / Bv 246 Hagelkorun
Scale … 1: 72
part number … … 02305
release date … about May 24, 2019
Aircraft equipped with 2 glide bombs!

Additional plastic parts

  • Bv246 glide bomb parts (x 2)

Resin parts

  • Rack for Bv 246 equipment and mounting support parts (× 2)

Decal (marking)

  • 2 options TBN

Maritime Self-Defense Force escort ship Abukuma “hyper detail”
Scale … 1: 700
part number … … 30061
release date … about May 26, 2019
With the addition of new etchings, the creation of in-depth details!
Etching parts

  • Currently under development: Handrails, masts, radars, etc. are planned.

Options

  • DE-229
  • DE-230

Mitsubishi G3M2 / G3M3 96-type land attack aircraft 22 type / 23
Scale … 1: 72
part number … … CP9
release date … around May 26, 2019
Reproduce the armed strengthening type with a 7.7mm machine gun on the torso side!

Decal (marking)

  • Mihoro Air Force Unit 1st Air Force Unit 7 Unit 7 Team
  • Motoyama Air Corps

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Categories: News

Preview: Abrams Squad Issue #29 from Pla Publishing

The Modelling News - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 05:01
The latest issue of Abrams Squad is with us - just released in the shops and full of high-quality modern warfare subjects, we thought we would give you a run-down of what's inside in our preview...
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New Review: Tiertime Cetus MK3 extended 3D printer

New Forum Posts - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:12
If you have ever been interested in 3D printing, then this printer will get you started. 3D printers take a plastic filament material and melt it into an extruding nozzle, then ejected on to a moving build plate forms an object, so as the material cools it hardens. 3D printers can use several materials to melt plastic and create objects of different plastic type materials. I have no experience with 3D printing but have always been intrigued about the idea. I have experienced times when a special tool or part would be good to have, but there is nothing available. Now if I think about the part I can design it and at the same time learn a new skill of 3D printing. I will be honest and say the kicker for designing a part was the last time I knocked over my Tamiya cement bottle and said to myself, I wish there was something I could put the bottle in to keep from tipping it over. Guess what my first design and project was with the 3D printer. read more View the full article