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1/48 Northrop Grumman E-2D "Delta One"

New Forum Posts - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 21:53
This build is going to be taking the 1/48 Kinetic E-2C 2000 and converting it to the Northrop Grumman E-2D prototype designated “Delta One”. The conversion will require modifying the upper fuselage scoop and scratch building the side cooling scoop. There are a couple of other small modifications which will be addressed later during the build. I will be using the Eduard External Details photo etch set to enhance the details of the fuselage. Starting with the cockpit I detail painted the cockpit panels at dash. For the overhead console I made decals from actual photos of the cockpit. I made the back pads on the seat using the same cloth tape I use for seatbelts. (See my Tips and Tricks section for more details) https://davidsscalemodels.com/tips-and-tricks/making-cloth-seat-belts-for-aircraft/ Once the cockpit was assembled I then used many reference drawings and scratch built the side cooling scoop. There is one main scoop with a smaller scoop on the front and a small exhaust scoop on the rear. I used some extras from my photo etch bin to reproduce the cooling radiators behind the scoops. They were then painted brass. The inside of the scoop was painted white and the overall color of the aircraft will be Light Ghost Gray. Next I will be modifying the top coop and assembling the main part of the fuselage. You can follow the build in my build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-northrop-grumman-e-2d-conversion/ Northrop Grumman E-2D Delta One and Delta Two

Build Guide - 1/35th scale M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams US Main Battle Tank from VOIIO

The Modelling News - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:57
Andy Moore has progressed in his look at the new VOIIO 1/35th scale M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams kit to a point where it is built up and ready to paint. We were very interested to show you how this new company's model builds up and how to get the best out of the kit. See how andy put his together and what he improved (and what didn't need it) in the build guide of this kit...
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Scale Model News - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:46

SOME INTERESTING PIX HAVE ARRIVED from our man in Singapore, Peter Chiang, of Hobby Bounties. The classic 1:12 scale Airfix Bentley is boxed here in 007 guise.
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Mikro Mir 1/144 Blackburn Beverly

New Forum Posts - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:14
In keeping with their tradition of designing particularly ungainly aircraft, this was the British Army's heavy lift aircraft during the Cold War. Don't let the scale fool you. In 1/144 it has a 13 inch wingspan. That would be 26 inches in 1/72. A Halifax in that scale has a 15 inch wing span, so that gives you a point of comparison. It was a BIG aircraft. It could carry cargo and/or paratroopers. Google it and see how the troopers loaded and jumped. Weird, but it worked. The kit was typical MIkro Mir, a mix of nice molding, decent fit, but vague instructions as to what went where, especially when it came to the PE parts. It comes with a pretty detailed, at least for this scale, flight deck and cargo area. The rear clamshell doors have interior detail as does the fuselage, so if you can find some 1/144 scale British troops or vehicles, it could make a neat diorama. I was going to do mine buttoned up, so I just left all that out simplifying assembly greatly. The decals were just outstanding, being opaque, thin and tough. They settled down nicely. This was obviously going to be a tail sitter, so I made sure to have plenty of weight in the nose area, but even with that, it still settled on its hind end, so I had to make a prop for it out of an old clear plastic stand.

Dioramag #4 is available & we have a little of it in our preview...

The Modelling News - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 07:48
The latest issue of Dioramamag is almost upon us, and the preview images we had seen looked so promising we thought we should share them with you. See a little of what is coming in the fourth issue of this already well-respected periodical in our preview...
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Allosaurus Tooth

IPMS/USA Reviews - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 21:56
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Allosaurus is a genus of carnivorous theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 145 million years ago during the late Jurassic period. The name "Allosaurus" means "different lizard" alluding to its unique concave vertebrae (at the time of its discovery). It is derived from the Greek allos ("different, other") and sauros ("lizard / generic reptile"). The first fossil remains that could definitively be ascribed to this genus were described in 1877 by paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. As one of the first well-known theropod dinosaurs, it has long attracted attention outside of paleontological circles. Indeed, it has been a top feature in several films and documentaries about prehistoric life.


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Models for the Museum

New Forum Posts - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 18:06
For the National American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor (ADBC) Museum, Education & Research Center Here is a few photos of the 1/72nd aircraft being donated. Academy B-17D built by Bill Ritter and Painted by Bill Dedig Special Hobby B-18 Donated by Mr Eric Robey ,Built and Painted by Bill Dedig Special Hobby P-35..Built and Painted by Bill Dedig Hasagawa P-40E..Built and Painted by Bill Dedig Thanks for Taking a Look These will be donated from Three Rivers IPMS in Pittsburgh Regards Bill D

Pt III: Construction Guide - 1/35th scale M-46 Patton from Takom

The Modelling News - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:35
John Bonanni has finished his model of Takom's new 35th scale M-46 Patton to a wonderful looking replica of the real thing. See just how he finished this kit off so well in the third part of the story. 
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OTB 64: Introducing our new UK correspondent Mike Sleigh

On the Bench Podcast - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:30

Dave, Ian and Julian and joined by our new UK correspondent  Mike Sleigh to discuss some of the new things that he will be bringing to the show.

We also have our listener  mail segment and whats new in the modelling world.

Also welcome to our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.

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Great Other

IPMS/USA Reviews - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 00:34
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ICM Plastic Model Kits is offering the figure modeler an additional 'Game of Thrones' character for their collection. The previously release was an excellent 1/16th scale plastic kit of the 'King of the Night.'  also known as the Ice Zombie King (or is it Zombie Ice King?) from the Game of Thrones series on HBO.


The Great Other, within the faith of Sailor, is also known as The Lord of Darkness, Soul of Ice, or God of Night and Terror within the folklore of the Game of Thrones saga. Or, you can just call him Al!




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Legends of Warfare: Stuart Tank, Vol. 2 The M5, M5A1, and Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 Versions in World War II

IPMS/USA Reviews - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 00:19
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David Doyle is one of the most prolific US writers of books on military subjects, and over the years has penned literally dozens of excellent titles on military aircraft, ships and armored vehicles.

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New Forum Posts - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 18:16

modeling books FOR SALE

New Forum Posts - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 18:16
Ship Models From Kits by David Griffith isbn #978-1-84832-091-8 $10 US plus postage to wherever you want it shipped. picture available x request. David Wright (3) Creating the Rural Scene Making Rural Buildings for Model Railways Making Urban Buildings for Model Railways $35 US for ALL plus postage to your address. picture available x request. A World of Dioramas by Per Olav Lund isbn #978-91-976773-9-4 $15 US plus postage to you. picture available x request. thanks Marcel Ackle - Das Natur-Talent - isbn #978-3-8375-1963-1 Emmanuel Nouaillier - Perfekt bis in Detail - isbn #978-3-8375-1963-5 $20 each plus postage to you.

1 new photo (October 8)

New Gallery Images - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:14

A new 1/35th scale Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.J Late / Pz.Beob.Wg.IV Ausf.J on the way from Ryefield Model

The Modelling News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 05:23
So next on the train of Panzer IV releases are Ryefield Model - they have a rather nice looking exterior only kit of the Panzer IV coming in a "2 in 1" kit that enables you to make a Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.J Late Production or a Pz.Beob.Wg.IV Ausf.J. We have some of the features of this new kit in our preview...
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Looking to commission a build

New Forum Posts - Sun, 10/06/2019 - 19:32
Good evening, I am looking for someone to build a 1/48 F-16 from my old unit, the 157th. I've tried and these old hands just don't have it in them anymore. I have the decal sheets Speed Hunter Graphics 48007 1/48 decal SEAD Specialists F-16C Tamiya I'm not looking for hyper detailed cockpit, wheel wells etc. I'm looking for good "curb appeal" as model will be displayed in my home office. If anyone is interested please drop me a line at your convenience. Thanks you for your time