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BBC Filming War Of The Worlds in UK

IPMS/USA Forum - 13 hours 57 min ago
Ready for Christmas viewing the BBC are filming War of the Worlds, true to the book based in Edwardian England. What a refreshing change from all the Americanized versions made for Cinema and TV down the years!

New Review: USMC F-4J “VMFA-232 Red Devils”

IPMS/USA Forum - 14 hours 56 min ago
The F-4 Phantom needs no introduction, and has been a modeling staple for decades. The F-4J version used by the USN (and USMC) featured upgraded AWG-10 radar, J79-GE-10 engines, slatted tail surfaces and drooped ailerons. It saw combat in Vietnam and continued to remain in the USN/USMC line up for years. Like the F-4B, the F-4J saw combat over Vietnam and would continue in service for quite a few years. After later upgrades the F-4J was then re-designated as the F-4S. read more View the full article

New Review: Japanese Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Trainer

IPMS/USA Forum - Mon, 2018-06-18 12:18
History: In the Summer of 1944, things were not going well for the Japanese. The Americans were approaching Japan, and from the Japanese viewpoint, an invasion of the homeland was not too far away. Conventional weaponry seemed to be ineffective. Due to the fact that Japan was far behind the U.S. in industrial development, existing air and naval forces were being used up far beyond Japan's ability to replace equipment and personnel. The leaders still thought they could win, but it was obvious to many military and naval people that something radical was needed. read more View the full article

New Review: Hasegawa Pz.Kpfw IV ausf.F2 & 8t Half Track & 88mm Gun Flak 18 "Rommel Afrika Korps"

IPMS/USA Forum - Mon, 2018-06-18 01:02
The Kits You get three 1/72 scale kits and a 54 mm figure in one box here. The kits are an 8-ton halftrack, (SdKfz 7) an 88 mm FLAK 18, and a Panzer IV ausf F2. The figure is Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. There are individual instructions for the vehicles, and the painting and assembly instructions for Rommel are included with the 88 mm FLAK. I built the kits and figure individually and will go through the process of construction and finishing one at a time. 88 mm Gun, FLAK 18 read more View the full article

Hammer Films Dracula

IPMS/USA Forum - Sun, 2018-06-17 13:46
After Vincent Price, I stayed with the horror genre, and this time it's Christopher Lee as Dracula. It's another bust from MoonDevil. Likeness is pretty good. The casting is nice - no bubbles, and only the faintest of seam lines. As usual I used Vallejo paints and this time I tried out some Mig pigments for the shadows on the face. Thanks for looking.

New Review: Osprey Warship 2018

IPMS/USA Forum - Sun, 2018-06-17 10:38
Thank you Osprey Publishing for providing a review copy of their new ship's annual! I first thought that Osprey was publishing a new series, but in fact, Osprey is continuing the Conway imprint of naval and military books, which is excellent news. As always, I truly appreciate all those in the IPMS Reviewer Corps, whose work is critical to sharing new and exciting modeling and historical products with the world. Overview Warship 2018 is part of an annual series and follows historical event anniversaries, new analysis of naval engagements, intriguing operations, and more general ship topics. Each of the 11 chapters is a stand-alone study, accompanied by abundant images, drawings and data. All writing styles are slightly different, but each is appropriate and engaging for the chapter topic. Content coverage read more View the full article

Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB MK 9

IPMS/USA Forum - Sun, 2018-06-17 06:30
The next build is a de Havilland Vampire jet of the RAF. It was the second jet to be flown by the RAF. It did not become operational until after World War II in 1946, but had a successful history with the RAF until the late 1950’s. I am using the Trumpeter kit with the Eduard detail set. More photos in the build log at: https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/

NHRA Super Comp Dragster

IPMS/USA Forum - Sat, 2018-06-16 21:19
Another completed build that was started over a year ago. It's an NHRA class Super Comp dragster build using a Revell top fuel kit as the base. The body and chassis has been shortened to better represent the dimensions on a super comp car. The graphics are fictitious in nature and were created on my home computer and transferred to decal film. The scoop is a resin piece that I created the master for using Renshape. And, the engine, interior and chassis is loaded with added details for wiring, plumbing, etc. If you go to my Fotki link you can see the entire buildup in pics. which also shows the change in graphics after a failure in clear coat application. http://public.fotki.com/1320wayne/my-drag-models/sportsman-cars/super-comp-dragster/

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IPMS/USA Forum - Sat, 2018-06-16 18:16
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New Review: USAF Fighter Pilot with ejection seat for F-5E

IPMS/USA Forum - Sat, 2018-06-16 10:23
If you are looking to add a figure to your F-5 Freedom Fighter, you may want to investigate the latest offering from the Aires Aerobonus line. The figure is posed in his ejection seat with his hands resting on the throttle and stick. With a little care in removing the parts from the pour plug, and some painting, this figure is an easy addition for most modelers to place in their aircraft. The packaging for this figure is simple with a clear plastic bag containing the ejection seat and majority of the body of the pilot (the arms and head are separate) as well as a folded sheet of paper that provides drawings of the assembled figure as well as painting recommendations. The build was quick and easy, as the arms and head are set into position without issue. read more View the full article

New Review: T-60 Early Series. Soviet Light Tank Interior Kit

IPMS/USA Forum - Sat, 2018-06-16 10:09
The T-60 was a light tank designed for scout and reconnaissance missions that was rushed into production a month after the start of Operation Barbarossa. Over a two-year period, approximately 7,000 of these vehicles were built. The T-60 scout tank was lightly armored, lightly armed with a 20mm canon a a machine gun, that was roundly hated by the two-man crews who operated it. The light armor, less than effective gun and poor engine performance lead to its operators naming it the "brother's grave for two". Although it was intended to be a support or reconnaissance vehicle, it often matched up against more superior German armor where it fared very poorly. Until factories could be equipped to produce the T-34, Soviet production continued and efforts were made to upgrade the firepower to a 37mm cannon, but these plans were scraped due to a lack in ammunition, and eventually, the armament upgrades were incorporated into the T-70. read more View the full article

1 new photo (June 16)

IPMS/USA Gallery - Sat, 2018-06-16 06:26
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1 new photo (June 16)

IPMS/USA Gallery - Sat, 2018-06-16 06:26
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1 new photo (June 16)

IPMS/USA Gallery - Sat, 2018-06-16 06:25

Detailing sets of Metallic Details

IPMS/USA Forum - Fri, 2018-06-15 03:36
Selling the last released detailing sets of Metallic Details: Detailing set for aircraft model Airbus A380 (Revell) in scale 1/144 - $27.00 Set contains 3 photoetching boards (more than 90 parts) for detailing the exterior of the aircraft. Detailing set for aircraft model Embraer 195 (Revell) in scale 1/144 - $8.00 Set contains photoetching board 52*73 mm (40 parts) for detailing the exterior of the aircraft. Aircraft Recovery Crane NS60 in scale 1/144 - $35.00 The kit contains parts for building one crane: - 31 resin parts; - transparent film for the immitation of glasses; - thread for simulating cables; - photoetching board 110*100 mm (30 parts). The telephone box Kiosk No.2 in scale 1/35 - $35.00 The kit contains parts for building one telephone box: -13 resin parts; - transparent film for simulating glass; - two photoetching boards 94*143 mm and 37*28 mm (more than 30 parts); - film for the imitation of the mirror and the framework of information stands; - 3 variants of color posters of information stands.

New Review: Tidal Wave - From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay

IPMS/USA Forum - Fri, 2018-06-15 01:39
Introduction In Tidal Wave from Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay, Thomas McKelvey Cleaver offers a deep analysis of the political and strategic situation in the last months of the Pacific War, interwoven with engaging accounts of kamikaze raids and aerial combat. He explains how the last months of the Pacific campaign constantly challenged the crews of the US Navy ships, whose pilots conducted continual bombing missions and aerial skirmishes, how the success or failure of the ship's gunners spelled life or death for their vessels, and how the commanders had to protect their ships from the worst ravages of the Pacific Typhoons. The Author read more View the full article

New Review: Quickboost - 1/32 Fw-190D-9 Correct Cowling – QB 32-186

IPMS/USA Forum - Fri, 2018-06-15 00:20
Quickboost, an Aires Resin division, continues to produce quick and simple resin upgrades for a wide variety of subjects. The detail parts are crisply cast and often add to or correct kit items. read more View the full article

Vindicator by Accu Mini

IPMS/USA Forum - Thu, 2018-06-14 14:53
Just completed the SB2U-3 by Accurate Miniatures. Great detail, with a few "issues", but the end result is worth the small amount of trouble.