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K5Y1 Willow by Nitto 32nd scale

New Forum Posts - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 17:13
I acquired this kit in Dec, 1978 and its been sitting on my stash shelf until April/May of this year. The kit supplied metal rods to use as rigging and that worked out fairly well.

Why you no update your calendar?

New Forum Posts - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 13:49
Free advertisements. Put your club contest on the contest calendar. Many there are a year old! And the 2020 Nat's isn't on the calendar yet, either. Just wondering why clubs don't take advantage of free press.

Delay in Room Block Opening

New Forum Posts - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 10:31
Greetings all, Unfortunately, we have run into some bumps-in-the-road with our room block with Embassy Suites. Specifically, it was not opened today like they had assured me it would be. I have phone calls into the manager’s office with assurances that someone would call me back today (Saturday, 7 Sept). In the meantime, I am going to hold off posting the link to the convention-specific reservation site with our contracted rates until I get the situation resolved. I will send out another e-mail and forum post with a new date and time that the room block will be opened for all to make their reservations. I apologize for this inconvenience. This is my number one priority in the coming days to get this sorted out. -Len Pilhofer

Ford Mustang II & Pinto 1970-1980

IPMS/USA Reviews - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 10:22
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In the early to mid-1960s, the British Invasion forever changed music in America. In the late 1960s, the Japanese Invasion forever changed the cars that roamed the highways and byways in America. The cars were becoming smaller and more fuel-efficient, somewhat easier to maintain and, for the most part, more reliable. Since the 1950s, American automobiles had become larger and more garish in style, focusing primarily on luxury and high performance. Between the increasing insurance premiums and growing gasoline prices, that kind of car was becoming more expensive and more cumbersome to own. During this time, a new kind of American car came into being, the Subcompact. Marc Cranswick, the author, has been a car enthusiast for most of his life and has been involved with numerous car clubs and writing books on the history of a variety of cars. In this volume, he takes us through the formative years of Ford Motor Company's first line of subcompact cars.

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UMM-USA Profiler Scribing and Contour Guide

IPMS/USA Reviews - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 10:09
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John Vojtech and the people at UMM-USA (Unique Master Models) have come up with yet another tool that is well worth having in your collection. The Profiler Scribing and Contour Guide is a very versatile tool to help you with scribing and replicating inside and outside contours of your models.

Modelers may need to find the exterior or interior contours of parts to either scratch-build additional parts or shape/sand kit pieces to fit better. The guide is made from a thin piece of pliable metal and covered with a non-slip material. The metal can be bent in several contour position without breaking it and once bent has no memory. The guide also is sold with a blue straw like holder with plugs at either end, so it is easy to find when you want to use it.

The guide can be bent and placed on a model lined up with areas to be scribed and taped down so it does not move, then a scriber can be used along the guide.

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F-4 Phantom Canopy Details for Zoukei-Mura Kits

IPMS/USA Reviews - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 10:00
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About HM (from the website)

Hypersonic Models are currently located in Sennan City, Osaka prefecture, Japan, and products are manufactured, packed and shipped from there. All items for sale here are original Hypersonic Models' products, we don't act as re-sellers for other brands' or companies' products.

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Medium Punch and Die Set PT8 – Round

IPMS/USA Reviews - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 09:54
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Another beautifully crafted tool from our friends at UMM-USA is this new punch and die set, accompanying the numerous other tools used to punch standard shapes out of thin brass or aluminum, or plastic sheet stock up to 0.080 (2mm) thick.  In the set you'll find an aluminum die block with hole sizes ranging from 0.6 mm (0.024") up to 3.0mm (0.12") diameter, accompanied by the hardened tool steel punches of corresponding size.

If, like me, you've tried slicing round stock to make buttons, access covers, hatches and the like, and never managed to get parallel surfaces, you'll welcome this fine tool.  It's great for adding subtle detail, for creating instrument glass, access panels, fastener heads, and the like.

Our thanks go out again to UMM-USA and John Vojtech for his generous support to the review team here.

Another new Hawk with a big gun & fly paint job on the way from Kittyhawk

The Modelling News - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 05:39
It seems that Kittyhawk want to furnish us with a great deal of the "Hawk" family of H-60 helicopters. The latest being the ocean-going MH-60S with the very dangerous M197Cannon under the wing. See what we know about this kit in our preview...
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1 new photo (September 7)

New Gallery Images - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 03:34
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Czech TNH 1/48 Tamiya

New Forum Posts - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:22
OK, its not a real TNH, but the Tamiya 1/48 Panzer 38(T). The tank was developed in Czechoslovakia just before the war started. As a matter of fact, it wasn't even in service yet when the conflict began, so this example is rather spurious in its markings. The Germans thought so much of the vehicle they modified them slightly and equipped whole armored divisions with them (Rommels 7th in France for one) right up to the Russian campaign. The 37mm gun was as good or better as that mounted on any German tank at the time (with the possible exception or the Mk IV, but that 75mm was a short barreled infantry support weapon and besides that there were very few of them, even in France.) the armor was comparable and it was very dependable. The camo is typical per-war Czech camo. The little flag on the turret is from my imagination. I can't find many photos of pre-war Czech armor in Czech service, but it seems logical they would have some sort of national markings on their vehicles. I did this one strictly OOTB. These 1/48 Tamiya kits are just a delight to build. Fit is excellent and detail is very good. Tjhe length and link tracks are nicely done, but can be fiddly to get right and you can see a couple of my problem areas if you look closely. If you're not an armor builder but wonder what all the fuss is about with armor models, give one of these 1/48 kits a try OOTB. I bet you'll have fun with it.

Consignment for painting (1) or (2) 1/32 Tamiya pilot figures

New Forum Posts - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:54
Hi, Wanted to reach out to see if anyone has a little bit of time to paint a figure for a fee. See attached details. Please contact me at [email protected]

Consignment for painting a 1/32 Tamiya pilot figure

New Forum Posts - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:51
Hi, Wanted to reach out to see if anyone has a little bit of time to paint a figure for a fee. See attached details. Please contact me at [email protected]

AMK - 1/10 Little Boy atomic bomb model kit

New Forum Posts - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:11
Hello, I would like to present you the model kit of the first atomic bomb used in combat, the infamous Little Boy. It is an artisanal production in 1/10th scale made in 3D printed PLA. The design is based on John Coster-Mullen’s book "Atom Bombs, The Top Secret Inside Story of Little Boy and Fat Man", therefore, the dimensions are spot on. This kit does not only depict the right proportions of the weapon but gives the possibility to the model maker to show the internals. Here are two videos of the unboxing and assembling of the kit : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AslfAbyU7VU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvOQ6-vtcvQ Thanks for watching, Antoine.

Hello from France

New Forum Posts - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:51
Hi, My name is Antoine, I am 43 and have built model kits for 37 years. My very first model kit was a landing craft, I do not remember the brand nor the scale. I built it with my dad, I was 6. I live now near Paris, I am married, 3 children. Time just flies... I registered to present you my project, I will post a thread about it. Thanks for reading me. Antoine.

MiniArt's second autogyro rises - the new 35th scale Focke-Wulf Fw 30 Heuschrecke

The Modelling News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 05:00
In today's preview, we have look at the second in the series of MiniArt's new 1/35th scale autogyro series. This time the German-produced version that is slated for release next month. New Sprue pics, aircraft marking schemes & other pointers of the kit laid out in CAD for you to better understand what is in this boxing of the aircraft...
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Brand new Sturmgeschütz III on the battlefield 5 from Peko Publishing

The Modelling News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:23
Volume twenty of Peko's now long-running series "On the Battlefield" features a fan favourite - the Sturmgeschütz III in many of its different forms during World War Two. We have some images of the forthcoming book that can be pre-ordered now.  See if you like the look of it in our preview...
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