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Pilot and Dog

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 15:59
Kellerkind Miniaturen RFC pilot playing with his puppy. Dak

Back Issues of IPMS Publications Available

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:41
We have to downsize our household and, as a result, I've decided to dispose of my back issues of the IPMS Quarterly, Update and Journal. I have the Quarterlies/Updates going back to Volume 7 (two Quarterlies published in 1972) up through the current issue of the Journal. There are too many to list them individually but if there is a particular year/volume you're interested in, please e-mail me directly at robbelothe@aol.com and make a reasonable offer. I'll ship them to you via your choice of carriers at cost. Of course, this is a "first come, first served" offer. Thanks.

WTTF: 1/35 IBG Model Rosomak Green Devil Kit

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 17:26
Hi. I'm looking to trade for a complete and unstarted 1/35 IBG Models KTO Rosomak APC "The Green Devil" Model Kit (35032). I have tons of armor kits, accessories and books to trade. I also have some aircraft and Sci-Fi items as well. US only due to high shipping costs. Contact me at patrix1@sbcglobal.net. Thanks. Patrick Keenan Mundelein, IL

Doug Do you have a preference as to which class to focus on? Rick

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 09:46
Doug Do you have a preference as to which class to focus on? Rick

Remember?

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 02:24
Revell's big Saturn-V with a few minor mods. Botched it at age ten; still a challenging kit. Still got my scrapbook, too.

Video Tutorials for Modelling

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:38
FYI - Martin Kovac has a YouTube Channel with very informative model tutorials. Mostly armor models but the techniques are usable on any genre. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNM5EknY1XBA9buLmJqYLdw/videos.

Revell/Germany 1/144th scale 747-8F UPS

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:15
Gentlemen, I rarely build anything that is shiny. I’m starting a Boeing 747–8F. Can anyone recommend a good white paint that I can use. I’ll be shooting it through my airbrush. Any replies are much appreciated . Christopher

White paint for Airliners.

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:15
Gentlemen, I rarely build anything that is shiny. I’m starting a Boeing 747–8F. Can anyone recommend a good white paint that I can use. I’ll be shooting it through my airbrush. Any replies are much appreciated . Christopher

Yak-9 Markings

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:44
I'm finishing a 1/48th Yak-9 (Ark#48002). The decal sheet has a number of stencils (items "A" thru "K"), but the instructions give no information on placement. Does anyone have an suggestion?

Video Tutorials for Armor Modelling by Martin Kovac

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:16
In case you haven't heard about it yet, Martin Kovac has been putting out some very informative videos on all aspects of armor model building. Great stuff and worth a watch. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNM5EknY1XBA9buLmJqYLdw/videos

Werewolf

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 22:08
I don't even remember who the manufacture was. She is just something I have been keeping busy with before the National. The shirt say I love BBQ.

Updated the hangar bay decals

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 09:21
I have updated my Aircraft Carrier Hangar Bay decal sets and added a couple of Wasp class LHD Hangar sets. See my posts in the For Sale Section Aircraft Carriers: https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/20918-for-sale-1350-us-navy-modern-carrier-hangar-bay-decal-sets/ Wasp Class LHD's: https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/21138-1350-wasp-class-lhd-hangar-decal-sets/

Updated the hanagar bay decals

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 09:21
I have updated my Aircraft Carrier Hangar Bay decal sets and added a couple of Wasp class LHD Hangar sets. See my posts in the For Sale Section Aircraft Carriers: https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/20918-for-sale-1350-us-navy-modern-carrier-hangar-bay-decal-sets/ Wasp Class LHD's: https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/21138-1350-wasp-class-lhd-hangar-decal-sets/

1/350 Wasp Class (LHD) Hangar Decal sets

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 09:08
I have made a decal sets for 1/350 Wasp class amphibious assault ships (LHD’s) These sets include the signs, logo’s and safety stripes needed to detail the hangar bays. These are printed on clear film decal paper. Each decal must be trimmed before dipping in water. The stripes are cut to width due to the various stripes used throughout the hangar bays. The price is $25.00 per sheet. Free first class shipping worldwide. https://davidsscalemodels.com/decals/1-350-wasp-class-lhd-hangar-bay-decal-sets/

OCONUS Members - Europe

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 16:19
Wondering if there are any members located in Europe that would like to try to get together. I am in Stuttgart, and would love to meet up with other IPMS/USA members that want to have a "quasi-meeting" to attend. Anyone interested can feel free to e-mail me (e-mail in my profile). Thanks! Paul

2020 Vendor Table Sales at Chattanooga

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 17:47
With less than a month remaining until the kick-off of the 2019 convention in Chattanooga, the 2020 convention team is on-deck, warming up, and getting the initial planning underway for the 2020 convention in Texas. The IPMS/USA National Convention 2020 team (aka, Team Texas) will be on hand in Chattanooga staffing an information desk set up with details regarding the 2020 Convention and the surrounding area of central and south Texas. As is standard practice at IPMS/USA conventions we will be selling vendor tables for next year’s show at Chattanooga. We will begin to take reservations with associated table purchases at 10:00AM on Thursday, August 8th at our 2020 Convention table, which will be located in the Prefunction Area immediately outside the Exhibit Halls. The table will be clearly marked with all things Texas. During the late afternoon of Wednesday, August 7th (while the Vendor Hall is still open), several members of Team Texas will be going around to the vendors, introducing ourselves, and making sure all who are in attendance know about our plan to sell tables (given that they plan on coming to San Marcos in 2020). For those vendors that will not be at Chattanooga our website - www.nats2020.com - will also go live with the vendor table sales details above to include a contact e-mail to make such reservations. This e-mail is vendor.nats2020@gmail.com. While work on the website is ongoing, I hope to have it up, with what information we have as of August 2019, before we leave for Chattanooga early next month. For any questions regarding vendor table sales you may use the vendor e-mail above or contact me, the convention director, at director.nats2020@gmail.com. Warmest Regards, Len Pilhofer

Lead wire for detail work/scratch building

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:00
Got it from Cabela's, 6 spools, 0.1 to 0.35, should last you a lifetime, and it's priced just a bit over $20. https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=744541&type=product&WT.z_btnclk=YMAL-744541&WT.z_pg_ref=prd744646 Happy modelling!

Contest Awards

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 20:59
Hi guys and gals, I have taken over as contest director of my chapter for the remainder of the year due to our elected official being unreachable. I have been tasked with doing some research into possibly converting from our current "1st, 2nd, and 3rd place" awards to a "Gold/Silver/Bronze system. I understand that some of our USA clubs are already doing this and I would like to know who they are, how they administer it and score it. Are there more than one Gold/Silver/Bronze awards per category as long as the models meet the Judging criteria/scoring? Inquiring minds want to know... Thanks in advance!

Greetings From Heartland Hobby Wholesale

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:35
Hello everyone, and greetings from Lincoln, Nebraska! My name is Trevor Harm, and I have been a long time enthusiast for car models in particular, and have recently began working my dream job - Selling plastic models! My goal is to keep the hobby alive and as strong as possible, so I am reaching out to invite any hobby shop owners, or independent dealers to get in touch with me to see what we can do to help. We offer a flat, low free shipping rate (no percentages based on your volume), and give the most generous payment terms in the industry. Feel free to reply here, or email at trevor@hhwonline.com, or FB: Hobby Trevor Thanks for your time! Trevor Harm - Heartland Hobby Wholesale

Badger Renegade R1V

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 09:17
Good day fellow modellers, Anyone did some upgrades to the trigger? The one on my Badger is clumsy, not moving smoothly, feels like moving in steps. I'm used to my Iwata Eclipse HP-CS, the trigger is smooth and nice, full control. I picked the Badger as it comes with 0.2 nozzle, great for finer work, but with this trigger is very hard to control the flow. I don't know if mine is flawed or this is how they come. Any input greatly appreciated! Regards, Cezary