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New Review: Tempest Mk. V

IPMS/USA Forum - Fri, 2019-04-19 09:29
The Hawker Tempest Mk V was a follow-on fighter from the Typhoon. It proved to be a superb mid to low level fighter and ground attack aeroplane. This is Eduard's brand new mold of the Tempest and effectively puts their older (but still very acceptable) model, Cat 1169, out to pasture. This is the ProfiPACK which includes color photo etch, masks for the canopy, wheels, lights and walkways, as well as a nice in register decal sheet and a high quality paper instruction book. The ProfiPACK provides the modeler with just about everything needed to build a very nice model out of the box. For this build review, I also used Eduard's resin wheels, exhaust pipes, "Look" instrument panel, steel seat belts and gun bays. For whatever reason, several parts had separated from the sprue trees and some were separated or broken. I have other Eduard kits where everything was intact, so this damage may have occurred in transit somewhere with the extra mailing of the review kit. Everything was repairable. read more View the full article

WANTED: 1/48 Emery Express Citation

IPMS/USA Forum - Thu, 2019-04-18 13:38
Looking for the 1/48 Hasegawa/Minicraft kit of the Emery Express Citation jet Please contact me at 615-479-7737

Wanted: Military Modelling/History Related Books

IPMS/USA Forum - Thu, 2019-04-18 06:57
Hi all, As both a modeller and a bookseller, I have a special interest in acquiring (for resale) military modelling/history related books. Typically, I am looking for buys of a hundred plus books or more (for some higher end titles I can be flexible on that). I am in the greater Chicagoland area so typically would be looking for books within, say 50 miles of Chicago; however, for the right collection I would be willing to travel further. Reply to this thread if interested in discussing further. Thanks much! Best, Thom

Hello from the Chicago NW Suburbs

IPMS/USA Forum - Thu, 2019-04-18 06:50
Hi all, Just joined IPMS. I do not belong to a local group yet, but should be making that happen soon. I build 1/72 scale armor, typically trying to add at least a bit of scratch built detail into each kit. It's been awhile since my last build. One of the reasons I joined was to try to get myself back to it. Best, Thom

The Duke's Latest April Model

IPMS/USA Forum - Wed, 2019-04-17 19:16
Here she is, my latest model finished this month. This is the Monogram 1/72 scale Space Shuttle with Boosters finally completed. I did her up as the Columbia: This model is over two feet tall. I placed a 12" ruler next to this model to show how big this is: This thing had been a problem sitting on my workbench for the longest time. I'm so thrilled to have finished it! Now I have a different problem: Where am I gonna put this?

Stubo II

IPMS/USA Forum - Wed, 2019-04-17 14:47
This was a model I've wanted to get out of my stack for a while. The Stubo II is a Fantastic Plastic offering, that comes back in stock every once in a while. It's another one of the German WW2 planes that never made it off the drawing board. I *really* like this genre!

What's up with Hyperscale?

IPMS/USA Forum - Wed, 2019-04-17 13:18
As of this morning the Hyperscale forum does not recognize my ID or password. Anybody know what's going on over there?


IPMS/USA Forum - Wed, 2019-04-17 11:44
This is a what-if build but based on actual documents and plans. The idea comes from a drawing I found in the WOT book on the development of the SU-152. Apparently 152mm wasn't enough and they wanted to jam a 203mm howitzer into the fighting compartment. Crew comfort and ammo stowage with the 152 was bad enough so yeah, cram something bigger in there. This is all well and good but I don't have a Su-152 in the stash but I do have a Tamiya JSU-152. It's partially started kit I received as a gift. I used the drawings found in the WOT book and created the 203mm barrel in SolidWorks. The part is designed to fit the Tamiya JSU-152 kit. This is the layout I sent to Shapeways.

New Review: Kagero Top Drawing 57 Messerschmitt Bf 110 Vol 1

IPMS/USA Forum - Tue, 2019-04-16 21:58
The book provides great detail drawings of the Messerschmitt Bf 110 which was a work horse for the German Luftwaffe. I found the drawings in this book to be fascinating and show many of the variants of this very versatile aircraft. Along with the many outline drawings (both 1/48 & 1/72 scale) there are 10 very nice profile drawings. Also include in the book is a mask for the Eduard 1/72 BF 110 C/D/E kit. There is also a pull out 1/48 scale plan drawing. I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in the BF 110 and a must for modellers. Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them View the full article

AF museum video of FW 190 D cockpit

IPMS/USA Forum - Tue, 2019-04-16 11:27
Ok, they must have some time on their hands at the museum today. This is the second video release in the last hour.