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Wanted: Monogram 1/48th AT-6 Texan, cheap.

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 18:46
Does anyone have a Monogram AT-6 Texan kit they'd be willing to part with for not a lot of money? Need it for an article in a British magazine...which doesn't pay much. Later, it may wind up as one of my Modelbuilding Guides. Would be happy to mention your name as to how I found the kit. Why not use my own? Simple. I was burglarized a year and a half ago and didn't think they took more than a couple or three kits. Wrong! Went looking for the T-6 today and discovered an entire box...or maybe two...of classic Monogram kits missing!!! Anyway, any help would be appreciated.

Northrop N-9M - Sword 1/72

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 16:55
I recently completed the Sword 1/72nd scale kit of the Northrop N-9M Flying Wing. The aircraft (later, slightly different version N-9MB) has been in the news lately, since the restored prototype, owned by Planes of Fame, suffered a horrific crash, killing her pilot. Description of my model project can be found on my own Web site: https://www.somanyaircraft.com/models/projects/2019/n9m/

The Duke's Last April Model

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 15:33
Finally, this is the last model I completed in April. This is the 1/72 scale IBG Models Hungarian Toldi II. I had finished up painting and detailing the tracks and now this one is done: Now it's time to move on to other projects yet again. Thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.

Star Trek 1/537 Scale

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 23:48
This is a 537 scale kitbash I did last year. USS Akula is a Lynch Class Light Destroyer. Ship design is by Eric Kristiansen who has published several books on Federation ships and technology, most notably the Jackills Guide to Federation Ships. Akula has custom decals from Jbot, lower deflector dish from Federation Models, scratchbuilt connecting dorsal and a 4 color "Aztec" paint scheme using McKenzie water based taxidermy colors. I also put hatches for "life boats" on this build. I am currently working on Akula's sister ship, a 1.350 scale Lynch Class which I am making my first attempt at lighting ( so far so good! lol)

Hello From South Florida

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:58
Hello IPMS! I am a member of Flight 19, Region 11 in South Florida. Have been building since I was 9 or so and like to build most everything but lean more towards SciFi and Star Trek in particular.

Hasegawa 1/32 TA-4J Agressor

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 15:27
Hi all, This was supposed to be a quick build, which it basically was. I started putting things together and before I knew it, it was practically done. I added some seatbelts in the cockpit and some brake lines and such on the landing gear. I also took the step out of the the leading edge slat area (the red area) where the top of the wing transitions to the slat well. The paint scheme came from the Classic Air Frames 1/48 kit. Paints used were Vallejo and Model Master. I resized the CA decal sheet from the kit and printed it on my computer. Overall they came out pretty good. I like the color scheme with the three blues/grays. This kit is ancient but it fit great. The detail is accurate and there aren't a million pieces. What's not to like? Any comments always welcome. Bill

Wood Ships/Rules

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 18:49
At our Annual Show this year a Wood Ship Model was in entered in the Contest. What is stance or Rule for this since we are a "Plastic Model Society? Thanks Dan Bauer

I'm back With A Tiger I, Italeri, 1/35

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 14:22
Hello friends! For take off, I re-started this nice hobby with my Tiger I E/H Italieri, 1/35 (with another parts I will add because in the kit are missing ). The kit coming with regular quality. Version Tank 121 in Tunisia. Almost "Out of Box" in 98%, I added a Jordi gun barrel and grids made by me and the mudguards were replaced, 2nd. box tools added.. I am very happy to return to build again!!!. (Last March 16/2019, I started this kit). After 4.5 years of not building, I feel somewhat clumsy. Finished two days ago. ( know that this tank it not carried the front support for track, but I comited a mistake and I decided to leave it, sorry!). I hope you like it Finally I added a Panzer Commander!. I hope you like it too, thanks! Regards! Rodolfo

Outreach for New Members?

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:51
I read the editorial letter from IPMS/Washington DC with great interest. And then it occurred to me; I see ads in the Journal from all kinds of modelling- related businesses, how come I never see anything on their web pages about IPMS? I regularly shop sites such as Squadron, Scale Hobbyist, Hobbylinc, Victory Models, etc. What would it take to have them include a link on their home page to IPMS/USA? I remember a comment some time ago about having small flyers inserted by manufacturers into kits in the past - I remember those. So maybe that's no possible anymore. But surely online retailers would be willing to point customers to the society; it would be mutually beneficial.

Member account for voting, etc?

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 07:21
I must be missing something, because I cannot find how to get a member account. I registered for the Forum, no problem, but that seems to be a different account altogether (although it does ask for your membership # and you have to wait for the account to be "confirmed"). Thanks, - Ora (#33494)

2 nice 1/144 Minicraft USAF big birds

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 05:34
F/S 2 sealed like new Minicraft Air Force birds. KC-135A Refeuling tanker with New A engine tooling and C-32B Transport Both feature recessed panel lines and Cartograf decals. 34.00 takes em both Please Contact licin@comcast (dot) net I accept PayPal for those who still do things the way we used to, I will take a personal check or money order. Cheers Max Bryant Illinois

Academy 1/35th scale AH-1Z Viper

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 20:54
Gentlemen, If your a rotor head like me, you need to get this kit. I picked it up from my hobby store here last week. Academy did a great job putting this one together. My only issue is the lack of seatbelts. I’ll make some up from my spare parts cabinet. Academy has incorporated slide molding on several of the parts in the kit.( tail boom, weapons pylons). The surface detail is very good, and not over scaled. The fit of the parts is great. Decals are from Cartograf. I’ve already got a lot of the model built, (Thanks to slide molding). The hellfire missiles also come in one piece. The main rotor built quickly, but took a while to paint. The tailrotor, and 90 degree gear box have a lot of detail. I should be done with the model by Wednesday. I’ll start working on the display base Thursday. Regards Christopher.

Special Hobby 1/48 Ju88 Kits

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 16:11
Are the Special Hobby Ju88 kits the same as the ICM Ju88 kits? Thanks, JD

P-51D Question and Help Needed

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:41
Hi All: So I want to build a 1/32 P-51D and I want some scheme with invasion stripes. I am by no means a P-51 expert so does anyone have any recommendations of cool schemes with invasion stripes that I could paint it up as? Dave

Big Revell X-Wing Fighter

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:30
For Sale. Revell Germany easy kit #06690 X Wing Fighter. This kit is reportedly 1/29th to 1/30th scale. I've also seen a review on the RPF where a gentleman states he measured it against published dimensions and it comes out closer to 131.5 scale. So fits in to a 1/32 collection Anyway this kit is as close as you're going to c ome to a studio scale kit in a mainstream injection molded plastic model! Yes it is a snaptite and pre-finished but the canvas is there to take it to the nth degree of detailing. These retailed for close to $100 when they were available and Revell Germany is slated to re-release this kit and I can only imagine it will still be in that same price range licensing aint cheap folks... Gotta get some funds so gotta let go.... This kit is complete and unstarted box in very good condition I did open it to inspect. Inner bags all sealed. 40.00 plus shipping Contact licin@comcast (dot) net I accept PayPal for those who still do things the way we used to, I will take a personal check or money order. Cheers Max Bryant Illinois


Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:09
Hi all Grumbling_dwarf ( Howard) name from 25 years a go. I am from Maine Building models kid on and off stady for last 10 years. I build from all kinds of stuff. Right now building a Revell Marine uh-34d Helicopter. If any one Know where i can find new class for it Let me know thank you in advance I am in Southern Maine Scale Modelers/Imps club and Region 1 Chapter of the Year Thank all

Seahawk US Navy helicopter.

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 23:48
My name is Oliver. I am a new member. Heres what i working on. Happy to be part of the IPMS forum family. Oliver

Seahawk helicopter

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 23:39
My name is Oliver. I am a new member. Heres what i working on. Happy to be part of the IPMS forum family. Oliver

helicopter Diorama/ figures

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 23:31
Hi My Name is Oliver, i mostly build helicopters in 1/35 scale. I have moved towards dioramas but sadly i do not paint figures yet. I am in the process of finishing an US Navy helicopter diorama with 8 figures. My question is: Can i compete in an IPMS event under the diorama section if i did not paint the figures (the rest of the work is all mine) ?. I have read IPMS rule book but it is unclear to me. Thanks Oliver

1/72 Amphibians 2 kit deal

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 03:31
F/S two World War II U.S. Navy amphibians You will get 1. Minicraft PBM-5 Mariner sealed 2. Monogram 6837 HU-16B Albatross. Open some parts off sprues put into ziplock. 40.00 plus shipping takes em both. I take PayPal or will also take money order or personal check for those still wishing to use those methods. check must clear before kit is shipped. Please contact me via email do not use the p.m. function here, please oh please.... Contact licin (at) comcast.net Thanks Max Bryant Illinois