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Colors and color scheme of Swedish Centurion Mk.3

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 13:18
G' day- I have a Tamiya Mk.3 tank that I understand the Swedish army used at one time. It was called the Stridsvagn 81. I was wondering if anyone has information on the color and/or color scheme. I thought it could be the same color as a British Mk. 3, but I thought I saw something that they had a splinter type camouflage pattern. I tried the IPMS Sweden forum, but it's all in Swedish (go figure!). I have another British scheme that I may use if this doesn't work out. Thanks for any information. Joe Vattilana

New Review: Osprey- US Soldier vs. Arikakorps Soldier- Tunisia 1943

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 00:42
From the publisher's website: Operation Torch, launched on 8 November 1942, landed Anglo-American forces in Vichy-controlled Morocco and Algeria to create a second front against the Axis forces in North Africa, catching Rommel's German and Italian forces in the claws of a giant pincer. read more View the full article

New Review: German Tank Destroyer Marder III M “Normandy Front”

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 19:35
This kit represents the final Marder series of tank destroyer, the model M, that was used in Normandy during the D-Day operations. This version of the Marder was the most produced by the Germans during World War II. Tamiya has taken their kit # 35255 Marder III M from 2002 and added some new parts and figures. Gone are the one-piece rubber band style tracks being replaced with two sprues of link and length tracks. These new tracks make up two sprues that also include new drive sprockets and a dozen 7.5cm rounds to fit into the side ammo bins. A new sprue with four new figures, helmets and headsets is included. The new instruction sheet is in booklet style, not the older Tamiya trifold style. This is nice and helps in referring to different assembly steps - just flips the pages, not the whole sheet. There are 12 pages consisting of 22 steps in the instructions. Along with this is a separate color page showing one Normandy Marder on both sides. This is used for a painting guide and where to place the five decals. Another four-page history booklet is enclosed. read more View the full article

New Review: NAA B-45 Tornado

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 19:27
Kev Darling is an aviation historian, writer, and publisher based in South Wales. He served in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft engineer for nearly 30 years, from June 1973 to March 2003. He has written at least 30 books since 1987, working in the RAF Illustrated series, Crowood Aviation series, Crowood Combat Legend series, Specialty Press' WarbirdTech series, as well as Guideline's Warpaint series. read more View the full article

New Review: Hasegawa Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO-MR

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 19:20
This is a review of the Hasegawa Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO-MR. Engine: No engine. It's curbside kit. Interior: Interior is wonderfully engraved and the supplied upholstery decals fit well. Didn't even have to paint some of the parts. Body: Body was crisp and clean with no flash. I had hoped to just polish the plastic but there were swirls in the roof so it had to be primed and painted. I used Tru-Color sun orange which is pretty darn close to factory color. read more View the full article

New Review: Hauler Sd.Kfz.9 Famo (Revell kit)

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:06
Hauler produces photo-etched and resin upgrade sets for armored fighting vehicles (AFVs), airplanes, cars, railway vehicles, and dioramas. They also produce a few resin kits. Their products are in most of the common scale sizes, 1/72, 1/48, and 1/35, but they also have items in common railroad hobbyist scales. This small sheet of photoetch provides upgrades to Revell's 1/72 Sd. Kfz. 9 FAMO (03141) kit. The Revell kit is nicely detailed on its own, but for those of us wanting to reallydetailthe kit, Hauler provides this nice set of photoetch. The photoetch comes with a small instruction sheet listing each Revell part number to use, and instructions on whether something needs to be modified or replaced entirely. The instructions are simple and easy to follow. read more View the full article

Anyone use Liquid Green Stuff by Citadel paints

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:02
A member of my local club mentioned this product. Found it at a local gaming store but at $6 for a small container thought I would check if anyone else had an opinion about it. Thanks, Eric

Renewal Online

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:04
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

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 08:33
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.