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In-Boxed: 1/32nd scale Kawasaki Ki-45 "Kai Tei Toryu" (Nick) from Zoukei-Mura

The Modelling News - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 08:43
Late last year Zoukei-Mura released their all-newly-tooled kit of the Kawasaki Ki-45 "Kai Tei Toryu" (Nick) in 1/32nd scale. Although we had missed out on the earliest of the kits we have recently got a kit to review for you. See what this kit offers, the features, good and bad in our review...
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New Review: Osprey- US Soldier vs. Arikakorps Soldier- Tunisia 1943

New Forum Posts - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 00:42
From the publisher's website: Operation Torch, launched on 8 November 1942, landed Anglo-American forces in Vichy-controlled Morocco and Algeria to create a second front against the Axis forces in North Africa, catching Rommel's German and Italian forces in the claws of a giant pincer. read more View the full article

Osprey- US Soldier vs. Arikakorps Soldier- Tunisia 1943

IPMS/USA Reviews - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 00:42
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From the publisher's website:

Operation Torch, launched on 8 November 1942, landed Anglo-American forces in Vichy-controlled Morocco and Algeria to create a second front against the Axis forces in North Africa, catching Rommel's German and Italian forces in the claws of a giant pincer.

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New Review: German Tank Destroyer Marder III M “Normandy Front”

New Forum Posts - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 19:35
This kit represents the final Marder series of tank destroyer, the model M, that was used in Normandy during the D-Day operations. This version of the Marder was the most produced by the Germans during World War II. Tamiya has taken their kit # 35255 Marder III M from 2002 and added some new parts and figures. Gone are the one-piece rubber band style tracks being replaced with two sprues of link and length tracks. These new tracks make up two sprues that also include new drive sprockets and a dozen 7.5cm rounds to fit into the side ammo bins. A new sprue with four new figures, helmets and headsets is included. The new instruction sheet is in booklet style, not the older Tamiya trifold style. This is nice and helps in referring to different assembly steps - just flips the pages, not the whole sheet. There are 12 pages consisting of 22 steps in the instructions. Along with this is a separate color page showing one Normandy Marder on both sides. This is used for a painting guide and where to place the five decals. Another four-page history booklet is enclosed. read more View the full article

German Tank Destroyer Marder III M “Normandy Front”

IPMS/USA Reviews - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 19:35
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This kit represents the final Marder series of tank destroyer, the model M, that was used in Normandy during the D-Day operations. This version of the Marder was the most produced by the Germans during World War II. Tamiya has taken their kit # 35255 Marder III M from 2002 and added some new parts and figures. Gone are the one-piece rubber band style tracks being replaced with two sprues of link and length tracks. These new tracks make up two sprues that also include new drive sprockets and a dozen 7.5cm rounds to fit into the side ammo bins. A new sprue with four new figures, helmets and headsets is included. The new instruction sheet is in booklet style, not the older Tamiya trifold style. This is nice and helps in referring to different assembly steps - just flips the pages, not the whole sheet. There are 12 pages consisting of 22 steps in the instructions. Along with this is a separate color page showing one Normandy Marder on both sides. This is used for a painting guide and where to place the five decals. Another four-page history booklet is enclosed.

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New Review: NAA B-45 Tornado

New Forum Posts - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 19:27
Kev Darling is an aviation historian, writer, and publisher based in South Wales. He served in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft engineer for nearly 30 years, from June 1973 to March 2003. He has written at least 30 books since 1987, working in the RAF Illustrated series, Crowood Aviation series, Crowood Combat Legend series, Specialty Press' WarbirdTech series, as well as Guideline's Warpaint series. read more View the full article

NAA B-45 Tornado

IPMS/USA Reviews - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 19:27
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Kev Darling is an aviation historian, writer, and publisher based in South Wales.  He served in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft engineer for nearly 30 years, from June 1973 to March 2003.  He has written at least 30 books since 1987, working in the RAF Illustrated series, Crowood Aviation series, Crowood Combat Legend series, Specialty Press' WarbirdTech series, as well as Guideline's Warpaint series. 

 

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New Review: Hasegawa Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO-MR

New Forum Posts - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 19:20
This is a review of the Hasegawa Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO-MR. Engine: No engine. It's curbside kit. Interior: Interior is wonderfully engraved and the supplied upholstery decals fit well. Didn't even have to paint some of the parts. Body: Body was crisp and clean with no flash. I had hoped to just polish the plastic but there were swirls in the roof so it had to be primed and painted. I used Tru-Color sun orange which is pretty darn close to factory color. read more View the full article

Hasegawa Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO-MR

IPMS/USA Reviews - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 19:20
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This is a review of the Hasegawa Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO-MR.

 

Engine: No engine.  It's curbside kit.

 

Interior: Interior is wonderfully engraved and the supplied upholstery decals fit well.  Didn't even have to paint some of the parts.

 

Body:  Body was crisp and clean with no flash.  I had hoped to just polish the plastic but there were swirls in the roof so it had to be primed and painted.  I used Tru-Color sun orange which is pretty darn close to factory color.

 

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Preview: Barracuda Studios latest 48th scale Hawker Tempest Upgrade Sets

The Modelling News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 03:06
Barracuda Studios has a vested interest in Eduard's new 48th scale Tempest - Roy the proprietor says it's one of his favourite aircraft - so his resin corrections MUST be the best ever huh? See what you think in our preview...Read on... »

New Review: Hauler Sd.Kfz.9 Famo (Revell kit)

New Forum Posts - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:06
Hauler produces photo-etched and resin upgrade sets for armored fighting vehicles (AFVs), airplanes, cars, railway vehicles, and dioramas. They also produce a few resin kits. Their products are in most of the common scale sizes, 1/72, 1/48, and 1/35, but they also have items in common railroad hobbyist scales. This small sheet of photoetch provides upgrades to Revell's 1/72 Sd. Kfz. 9 FAMO (03141) kit. The Revell kit is nicely detailed on its own, but for those of us wanting to reallydetailthe kit, Hauler provides this nice set of photoetch. The photoetch comes with a small instruction sheet listing each Revell part number to use, and instructions on whether something needs to be modified or replaced entirely. The instructions are simple and easy to follow. read more View the full article

Hauler Sd.Kfz.9 Famo

IPMS/USA Reviews - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:06
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Hauler produces photo-etched and resin upgrade sets for armored fighting vehicles (AFVs), airplanes, cars, railway vehicles, and dioramas. They also produce a few resin kits. Their products are in most of the common scale sizes, 1/72, 1/48, and 1/35, but they also have items in common railroad hobbyist scales.

This small sheet of photoetch provides upgrades to Revell's 1/72 Sd. Kfz. 9 FAMO (03141) kit. The Revell kit is nicely detailed on its own, but for those of us wanting to reallydetailthe kit, Hauler provides this nice set of photoetch. The photoetch comes with a small instruction sheet listing each Revell part number to use, and instructions on whether something needs to be modified or replaced entirely. The instructions are simple and easy to follow.

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Anyone use Liquid Green Stuff by Citadel paints

New Forum Posts - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:02
A member of my local club mentioned this product. Found it at a local gaming store but at $6 for a small container thought I would check if anyone else had an opinion about it. Thanks, Eric

Renewal Online

New Forum Posts - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:04
Hi, Need to renew and was wondering why we don't have an online renewal? Or, if we do, where is it? Also, on the Member Services page the word "renew" or "renewal" isn't even mentioned for membership. This makes it hard to discover that you have to use the PDF form to renew. This should be fixed too but most importantly we need a way to renew online. Thanks! Sunil IPMS DC

Kuznetsov Trumpeter 1/700 Finished

New Forum Posts - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 08:33
Hello friends, here I bring you the flagship of the Russian Navy, the aircraft carrier Kuznetsov. Final touches are made, planes and helicopters are placed on the deck, elevators are detailed and the roof is painted. The model is placed on a wooden base with water simulation. Greetings and I hope you like it https://youtu.be/0y30PdimXpI

Two new 35th scale Summer Panzer Commanders from Alpine Miniatures this month...

The Modelling News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:21
Alpine Miniatures has gone against the grain of making their perceived niche of late WWII Winter German Tanker crews with a pair of summer crew instead. Seriously these are two very nice looking figures are full-bodied and in 35th scale ready to drop into your latest German tank kit. See a little more of them in our preview...Read on... »

Moebius EVA Pod Build

New Forum Posts - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:16
For anyone interested, Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame will be doing a one day build of the 2001: A Space Odyssey EVA Pod from Moebius Models for the tested.com website... It should be good. Eric

Scale Model Podcast Ep. 16 – Off to HeritageCon

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:54
Welcome to Episode 16 of the Scale Model Podcast. Sponsored by Goodman Models. 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 favorite podcasts are found […]
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News:Scale Model Podcast Ep. 16 – Off to HeritageCon

New Forum Posts - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:54
Welcome to Episode 16 of the Scale Model Podcast. Sponsored by Goodman Models. 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 favorite podcasts are found […] Link to Podcast. View the full article

Question from a Canadian modeler

New Forum Posts - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:58
Passing this along from an IPMS/Canada member: I have a query that I hope you or one of your associates can help me with. I have an old Revell kit of the proposed Boeing SST (~1/144 scale?) and I'm looking for a good paint match or a recipe to mix one for what I refer to as the "Boeing yellow", a colour Boeing often used on their demonstrators and prototype a/c back then. If anyone can help answer his question, please post here and I'll relay it to him. If you don't mind me giving him your name, please say so in your post. Credit where credit is due, after all....