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Renewal Online

2 hours 6 min ago
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

5 hours 37 min ago
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

Moebius EVA Pod Build

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

News:Scale Model Podcast Ep. 16 – Off to HeritageCon

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

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....

Need Parts Tree B for Academy 1/150 Cutty Sark Sailing Ship

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:29
I am missing the 3 main boom arms that the cross members mount on to rig all the sails to, so without these 3 main beams, I can't build the model. These 3 arms are found on parts tree B in the kit. I bought the kit used, so the US distributor can't help with supplying me parts as they said they only replace parts missing from kits purchased at hobby shops. I am hoping someone out there has this parts tree available for me. Thanks in advance all for your attention to this matter and happy modeling to all.

Bought used Academy 1/150 Cutty Sark ship and need tree B

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:17
Hi all, glad to be a member. Happy modeling to all. I bought a plastic model of the Cutty Sark sailing ship made by Academy, the 1/150 scale version and I am missing the 3 main poles that the cross members go on to mount all the sails on, so without them, it is impossible to build the model. The 3 pieces are on the tree marked B, I was wondering if anyone knows who sells replacement trees for Academy ship models or if anyone has a spare B tree for that model that they would be willing to sell. I tried contacting Academy by email in Korea, but they haven't responded. I also tried contacting their distributor in the US and they said they don't help people with parts when they have bought used models, they only replace parts from models that have been purchased in a hobby shop. Any help you all could give would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help. Rich J

Been a modeler for 52 years, what can I say, it is an awesome hobby.

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:10
Been a modeler for 52 years, what can I say, it is an awesome hobby.

Diorama Luftwaffe hanger in 1/32

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:54
Hi ! Building a 1/32 scale Luftwaffe diorama with a large hanger. I'm about to paint the hanger but need some colour references. I can se in a lot of ww2 pictures the hangers and some service buildings är painted in camo patterns, but of course, I can't se what colors. Some help to get color reference would be great ! Any one got ideas ? Stefan from Sweden

New Review: Avia S-99/C-10

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 19:58
At the end of the war, Czechoslovakia needed airplanes and they were already building Bf-109s in the Diana works so it was logical to continue to build them for their own country. These were built with DB-605 engines. They would continue to build them until a fire at the engine storage facility and factory. Then they decided to switch to the Jumo engine and created the Avia S-199. What makes a Diana G-10 is a unique aerodynamic fairing, as well as, the shorter landing gear and the bigger balloon tires with the associated large bulge on the wings. The Eduard Limited Edition boxing of the Avia S-99/C-10 is actually a Bf-109G-10 by another name. This boxing comes in a sturdy cardboard box with a colorful S-99 on the box top. Inside is what really matters though, and it does not disappoint. read more View the full article

New Review: Bf-109G-10 Mtt Regensburg

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 19:41
Eduard continues its way through the development of the Bf-109. Their latest offering is the Bf-109G-10 produced at the Regensburg manufacturing facility, of which 130 were built. This particular variant comes with the small bulges on the wings but large asymmetrical gun cowlings with a long tail wheel. read more View the full article

Stumped pls look

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 19:01
I came across this in my parts box and always meant to research. Can’t find a thing. Some kind of reverse Trike like a Can Am or something, but the steering levers are like those on the kid’s vintage Green Machine toy. Looks like modern production, poss Japanese? Any ideas? Tks!

The Reading Room

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:13
This mini has been in my pile so long, I don't remember where it came from, or even why I bought this. Hmm... :? He comes in two parts the dragon and the egg. I scratch built the base and rocks with foam, and extra long static grass for the nest. Thanks for looking.

Valleycon 29 in Chicopee MA 31 March

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:25
Wings & Wheels Modelers, presents Valleycon 29 on 31 March 2019 at the Knights of Columbus Hall 460 Granby Road in Chicopee. Doors open to the public at 9:00 am. We will have 69 vendor tables including Craftec Hobbies, Deerfield River Laser, Farina Enterprises, Gundam Galaxy, The Hobby Bunker, HobbyWorld USA, Time Machine Hobbies, Tru North Paints and Turn 4 Hobbies as well as almost 20 individual vendors We feature traditional IPMS style judging for the automotive and aircraft categories. All other categories are judged in the Open System. Our 31 classes include military vehicles, aircraft, automotive subjects, figures, ships, science fiction, and diorama. Two classes are reserved for juniors under 16. We are bringing back our popular Gundam class. This year divided into basic and advanced builds. Our huge raffle with models, reference material and surprise items returns, of course. Contest forms can be found at [url=http://www.wwmodelclub.org/show_pages/forms.htm] contest forms[/url]. Entrants presenting prefilled forms receive a free raffle ticket. Admission is $5.00 for the first three entries. Additional entries are $2.00 each up to $15 (8 entries) after which additional entries are at no additional cost. . Children under 17 get in for free and may enter unlimited models at no cost. Parking is free and lunch is available for purchase from the K of C. For more information contact Al LaFleche at 413-306-1270 or ajlafleche@comcast.net.

New Review: SAC Spitfire Mk I Landing Gear

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 02:12
Contents Description The main landing gear is a single casting similar to the kit's plastic molded part, and the tail wheel is also included. I found a mold seam on the tail wheel and on one leg on the main gear. Both should be easily removed. Both parts appear to be a one-on-one replacement for the plastic kit parts. No fuss, no muss! I decided to paint the metal parts just for fun and to see the detail once painted and weathered. I started with Alclad black micro filler primer, and allowed that to cure for a day. Next I applied a coat of Alclad dull aluminum. A pin wash of burnt umber oil paint was applied, followed by Testors chrome silver on the oleos. What a difference a coat of paint makes! If you require a more sturdy landing gear for your new Tamiya Spitfire this is the set you should consider. read more View the full article

New Review: OKB Grigorov Pz Kpfw IV Return Rollers Type I

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 01:49
Additional information is available on Facebook--https://www.facebook.com/OKBGrigorov/ Background OKB Grigorov is a scale model manufacturer based in Bulgaria. The business was established in 2003. Their main goal since then is to provide quality models and accessories with the maximum amount of details. The product line includes several 1/72th scale armour kits along with separate photoetch sets, brass gun barrel and idlers. Also, they offer 1/72 and 1/35 resin armor accessories, 1/350 and 1/700 scale naval accessories, 1/72, 1/48, 1/35 and 1/350 resin and PE AFV sets. Also include is a line of 1/72 scale military weapons. Their product line continues to grow. Contents Description read more View the full article

New Review: OKB Grigorov Pz Kpfw IV Return Rollers Type I

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 01:47
Additional information is available on Facebook--https://www.facebook.com/OKBGrigorov/ Background OKB Grigorov is a scale model manufacturer based in Bulgaria. The business was established in 2003. Their main goal since then is to provide quality models and accessories with the maximum amount of details. The product line includes several 1/72th scale armour kits along with separate photoetch sets, brass gun barrel and idlers. Also, they offer 1/72 and 1/35 resin armor accessories, 1/350 and 1/700 scale naval accessories, 1/72, 1/48, 1/35 and 1/350 resin and PE AFV sets. Also include is a line of 1/72 scale military weapons. Their product line continues to grow. Contents Description read more View the full article

The Duke's Armor Finished in March

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 20:39
It's now halfway through March and I'm finally able to post something finished. These are my two latest finished armor models . This first one is of the Military Wheels 1/72 scale Soviet SG-122. It's a 122mm cannon mounted on a PzIII chassis and hull and covered with a casemate. It was a stopgap project that only had a bout a hundred or so built before the SU-122 was accepted: The next one is the Trumpeter 1/72 scale Russian SA-6 Gainful. I made this as an East German machine that was repainted with the West German insignia after the German re-unification: My apologies for the poor pics. These look better in person. Well, that's all I have completed so far. Stay tuned, I have more to come.

New Review: Imperial Japanese Navy Pilot

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 17:24
PJ Production is a Belgian company that is self-described as a company who specializes in the creation and production of resin scale models and accessories aimed at amateurs of military aircraft kits and aviation-related dioramas in 1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd scale. read more View the full article

New Review: Bf 109G-10 Mtt Regensburg OVERTREES

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 10:52
Eduard releases a ProfiPACK of a new kit with all the bells and whistles and at the same time, they release an OVERTREE kit with no bells or whistles. An Overtree is for people like me who have a lot of decals and don't mind not having the pre-painted fret or the masks. Now those things are available separately. Personally, I like the pre-painted photo etch and the masks and since I have a bunch of decals, including leftovers from the ProfiPACK, that I don't mind. Even the box is devoid of anything that belies the beauty inside the plain white cardboard box. It just has an end sticker. read more View the full article