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1 new photo (November 2)

New Gallery Images - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 03:01
IPMS/USA Gallery

1 new photo (November 2)

New Gallery Images - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 03:01
IPMS/USA Gallery

1 new photo (November 2)

New Gallery Images - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 03:01
IPMS/USA Gallery

1/72 PJ Productions New Tool F-84F -- Done!

New Forum Posts - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:48
For those interested, F-84F Build Thread is HERE I am posting up the pictures of the finished model, with a little embellishment to the kit: Thanks for looking in! Ed

Paint fuselage color?

New Forum Posts - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:02
I introduced myself in the appropriate forum admitting that I am a “newbie” since it has been many years since I attempted to build a plastic model. Also, I overstretched myself by starting with the Tamiya 1/32 P-51D. As suggested by a responder to my “introduction” I read all of the instructions and highlighted areas where I am confused and there are many unfortunately. I hope to figure most of them out as I work through the model but I have to ask the following. 1. ”When no color is specified, paint the item with fuselage color.” There are variations for painting the fuselage, correct? Can someone please help me out and let me know which color should be used for the unspecified items. There is one in the very first step of the engine assembly. The main fuselage color according to the paint schemes appears to be Tamiya AS-12. Is this the color I should use? 2. To that end, is there a “non-spray” equivalent to AS-12? If the answer to the first question is yes it does not seem practical to paint such small pieces with spray paint. I do hope this is the correct forum for these questions. If not please let me know and I will cut-and-paste these into a new topic in the correct forum. Thanks in advance for your patience in answering such basic questions. Stuart Montgomery

Italeri's six kits of November in our preview w/ Sprues, colours & boxart...

The Modelling News - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 05:51
Italeri has six kits to add to their Alfa Romeo Monza kit we have already seen this month of November. These are varied and look to be of a decent quality. See the sprues, boxart and colours in our preview...

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C-130 Tires and Brakes

IPMS/USA Reviews - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 00:37
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The Lockheed C-130 is a versatile aircraft. In production since 1954, the C-130J is the latest in a long line of models. The landing gear was designed for rough field operations, with large, low pressure main landing gear tires and a pair of low-pressure nose wheel tires. The original brake design was for a single disk (like in a modern car) and has been upgraded to a multi-disk unit. The brakes look the same once mounted onto the gear's axle.

The kit comes with 10 pieces molded in grey resin, and is meant for the 1/48 Testors/Italeri C-130 kit. There are many fine details with the castings. A nice touch is the "Goodyear" emblems and the valve stems and groove lines molded into the tires to represent the spaces between the treads. The only disappointment I found was with the brakes - I wish the back of the main landing gear tires was "hollow" so that the brake details would sit inside, just like on the real aircraft.

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From the War Room

New Forum Posts - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 17:10
1/48 Accurate Miniatures Wright Patterson AFB P-51 NA prototype 1/48 Ta 1831/48 prewar Tamiya Zeke

Preview: We get the lowdown on Spencer Pollard's new book on modelling the British Harrier...

The Modelling News - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 09:38
Spencer Pollard is well-known in the modelling world as a very talented modeller & an editor at ADH Publishing. He has paused his usual work to bring out this - an eighty-page A4 book full of knowledge on how to make a great replica of your British Harrier. See what the book is all about in our preview...
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Master Box brings us three different kits from the old, wild west for November/ December

The Modelling News - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:06
Masterbox presents us with three scenes from the old, wild west this month. These figures can be either used separately or interwoven into a scene together, or with Master Box' other Old west sets. See what they are all about in our preview...
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C-130 J Engine Nacelles

IPMS/USA Reviews - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:39
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Attack Squadron from Poland had been producing some lovely resin kits and aftermarket items. Due to circumstances and the decision by their parent company (Arma Hobby) to get out of the resin business, their products started disappearing from the market place. Enter Brengun/Hauler and their check book. It would seem that Brengun/Hauler have purchased most, if not all, of Attack Squadron's molds and have been re-issuing those items ever sense.

One of these re-issued after-market offerings is a set of 1:48 scale resin replacement engine nacelles for Italeri's C-130 model. Theses replacement bits will allow you to build a Roll Royce engined C-130 J. Each nacelle comes as a outer shell with a separate front, spinner, and a small resin plug with two antennas and an exhaust deflector. These small bits have a pouring channel/bubble trap still attached so check your references and make sure you don't remove the wrong thing.

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Wheels for C-46 Commando

IPMS/USA Reviews - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:25
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PlusModel was established in 1990 in the Czech Republic. Their product range is primarily made up of 1/35th scale resin kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are vacuum cast from polyurethane resin. Their products may be purchased on line through their website and www.modelchoice.net.

A new addition to their line is a set of resin wheels for the 1/72 Williams Brothers C-46 Commando kit. Each wheel is individually cast along with an outside hub cover, and a tail wheel, on casting blocks. The tires are appropriately flattened, but the tail wheel is independent of the support assembly. Some minor surgery of those kit parts will be necessary.

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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: CHEVROLET FLOWER TRUCK CONVERSION

Scale Model News - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:03

FOLLOWING RECENT JAMES BOND articles, here’s a piece on converting two kits into one of 007’s more unusual forms of transport.
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Mantis Miniatures new Germans, Arabs, a falcon, snake & monkeys in 35th scale resin...

The Modelling News - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 08:41
Late war Germans, some  African animals & Arabs to suit your north African dio in November from Mantis Miniatures with heaps of reference & inspiration for the sculpts included. See more in our preview...
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