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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 48 – Lincoln Wright – Big in Japan

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 21:14
Welcome to Episode 48 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Anthony Goodman Thanks to our latest Patreon supporters! ****Several new supporters ***** Allan Paul James Hector *************************************** LATEST NEWS Patreon Exclusive Giveaway – “SMP FLEX-I-FILE Mega Prize”  Prize Includes: FLEX-I-FILE “Flex-Set” (Flexible Sanders + Flex-i-file + Triple-Grit Polisher/Finisher) + Genuine Microbrush Applicators Assorted 40 […]
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The Duke's Kubel from the Gotha

New Forum Posts - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 21:09
This little model was included in the Gotha kit from Italeri, but I'm calling it a completed model since it is a little model. I finished this up and made it almost unweathered since it was being transported to some staff officer in the Gotha: There it is. It is tiny and probably all of twelve parts but a model nonetheless. I had fun building that one, it brought back great memories. Thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.

The Duke Finishes Two Aircraft

New Forum Posts - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 21:00
Amazingly enough, I was only able to finish three models during this whole stay-at-home order during the past few months. I am finally able to get these posted. One is armor and will be posted there, but since it also came in the same box as one of these aircraft, I'm showing it here with that aircraft. I'll start with my Hasegawa Israeli F-16I Sufa in 1/72 scale: Next is the ancient Italeri German Go-244 Gotha transport aircraft in 1/72 scale: You can see the rear opens and closes. This is why: it comes with this little Kubelwagen kit as a load: More detailed shots of the Kubel will be in the armor section. Meanwhile, thanks for looking in here, comments are welcome.


New Forum Posts - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 14:05
Sorry people let me introduce myself its des from the uk. A modeller since the age of ten and will build anything. Currently building a 32nd scale skyraider my favourite aircraft. Working as a mental health nurse over here wo modelling gives my brain a rest. So there you a brief intro to me happy modelling everyone


New Forum Posts - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 11:06
Hi guys and dolls I am desperate to find a conversion kit for the 32nd two seat skyraider unfortunately the one available by fisher models has gone out of business. This is the only skyraider that is not in my collection so I am hoping someone has one stashed that they are willing to sell thanks in advance. Des

Italeri's six releases for June in our preview...

The Modelling News - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 05:12
Italeri has six kits on their release schedule for this month - varied in scale and in subject. We have a trailer in 24th, A Yamaha famous for the Dakar, a pirate form the marines, a Merc, a modified Sherman and an Italian Falcon all ready for your particular tastes. See boxart, colours & sprues in our preview...

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We tried our best but it was not to be

New Forum Posts - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 07:00
But sadly MA Publications publishers of Scale Aviation Modeller International, Model Aircraft Monthly , Scale Military Modeller international and the Datafile range of books, will not be able to attend the Nationals in San Marcos. Breaking our 24 year record of supporting the IPMS US Nationals . Last week British Airways cancelled our flights to Austin and with the US border still closed and a 14 day quarantine on our return to the UK the odds have just been stacked to heavily against us. I hope that the boys and girls from Texas can make it work or as a minimum stay viable so they can do another Nationals in the future. Their organisation and communication has been first rate among what must be a very challenging time for them. They deserved better and I am truly gutted for them. Stay safe and I hope we will be back bigger and better in Las Vegas 2021.

Prepping Brass PE for Paint

New Forum Posts - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 22:39
Continuing work on the Tamiya P-51D which will wind up being an F-6D. I'm having trouble getting enamel to stick to some of the Eduard brass PE pieces. Do any of you have a suggestion on how to get paint to stick to it? Enamel just wipes off even after drying for several hours.

Preview: 1/35th scale Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Early / Mid Production from Ryefield Model

The Modelling News - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 08:58
Border Model is the latest company to set its sights on making quality Panzer IV's in 35th scale. With this boxing with photo-etch,14 marking choices & 3D designed figures by Jason Wong, it looks like they mean business. See more about this kit & the real thing in our preview...
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The Smoking Caterpillar

New Forum Posts - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:28
Forever on the lookout for something different, this was a kit that caught my eye. Similar to, but not exactly like some animated movie.

Marine 1779

New Forum Posts - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:16
This is a 1/16th sculpt I've been working on for a long time. Used some extra time off to finish it. The figure is a Marine stationed on "the fighting top" around the 1779 time frame. My painting and photography skills are some what lacking any advice would be welcomed.

All-new products from Royal Model in June in several scales and materials...

The Modelling News - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 12:44
Royal Model from Italy doesn't often put out new products and figures, but when they do they are very well received. We have put together all of the latest from Royal - new figures in several scales walls, railings and window frames - see what we are talking about in our June preview...Read on... »


Scale Model News - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 05:51

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE CURRENT GOODIES now on sale from Round 2. It's well worth watching, even if we're not ultra-keen on the bright intro music!
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Paint on clear parts

New Forum Posts - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:44
Hello group. I am building the 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire. I cut out and attached all of the masking before painting the frames on the clear canopy parts. Of course, being a newbie I guess I was not perfect and paint leaked under the masking and onto the “glass”. Can someone help with the best way to remove the unwanted paint without damaging the canopy? Stuart