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Nick here is the pdf from the CDC website now public domain. CDC Testing procedure

Thu, 2020-04-02 12:56
Nick here is the pdf from the CDC website now public domain. CDC Testing procedure

Beau Geste Gary Cooper

Tue, 2020-03-31 22:10
After recuperating from my surgery, I finally got to my hobby desk and the last figure I was working on was the Cary Cooper Beau Geste bust. the kit was produced by Norbert Ossner and sculpted by Alejandro Lopez Ramirez The kit is in 3 resin pieces - the bust, base, and frame for the movie poster. The movie poster printout is also added. Following the movie poster printout and a colorized photo, I added the base colors: During today's session, I put the finishing touches on Gary Cooper. For the base I put down some glue and then dusted it with Chinchilla Dust. This is stuff you can buy at a good pet store. Evidently Chinchillas don't use water so they take dust baths. This dust is incredible fine, and works well in many scales. I bought the 3lb jug, and it'll last more than a lifetime. When it's all dry I painted it with V's Dark Sand. To give a highlight I added a little Ivory to the Sand color. Then I thought it needed a little something, and made a few bullet holes with a drill bit. Filled in the divot with Vs Orange Brown, but that didn't stand out enough, so I added some black pastels to the holes. Don't know if that would ever happen, but... what the heck. From there I made the wooden frame for the movie poster looked bleached out and again added more glue and dust to make it look like sand blew onto the bottom of the frame. Then looking at the poster it seemed too new, so I mist coated it with matte clear coat to protect the ink, and then aged it with Citadel's Sepia. From there I added a few dust streaks with a pastel that matched the Dark Sand. I glued the poster to the frame, the frame to the wall and I was done. Thanks for looking.

Replacement canopy

Mon, 2020-03-30 23:07
Hi! First post. I have an Aurora F4H Phantom kit (1961), 1:48 scale that I was in the middle of building but I have lost the canopy for it. Anyone know how I could get a replacement, one piece canopy that will fit? I *think* it was a 'flat' canopy, one of the early F4Hs. Thanks!

soldering Iron recommendation sought

Mon, 2020-03-30 17:28
anyone have a favorite soldering iron with an on/ off switch? under 75 watts is fine - to be used for model electronics. a "soldering station" would also work; I just want an "off" feature. (110v - US mains) thanks


Mon, 2020-03-30 14:11
She is Nocturna, from appropriately Nocturna Models, a stunning 30mm model with excellent detail. Sadly, she's currently OOP. This resin model came in two parts - the figure/base and the top of the cross. Here's the model all primed up. Here I'm starting to work on some base coating. After numerous highlights in the skin, dress and hair. I'm just about done with this one. I bought a few plinths from GreenStuff World, so she'll be glued on to a simple one next session. I also used the smallest grass tufts I had to fill in the ground a bit. All finished with this little mini. It was highly detailed kit and really challenged my steady hands - even with my magnifiers. Thanks for looking. And... my obligatory soda can shot... :lol:

Wanted: 1:72 C-46 Commando decals

Sat, 2020-03-28 18:20
Seeking decals for the Williams Bros. 1:72 C-46 commando. I have the decals with the original (mid-1970s) release, and it has the blue of the US insignia too light. Plus, it's for a natural medal one and I want to do one in Olive Drab over Neutral Gray. I know Caracal Models has a sheet coming out sometime later, but I would like to get something sooner. I am planning to build the C-46 for a chapter display project. Any help in this matter would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance.44 Bob

PayPal issue

Sat, 2020-03-28 13:28
Is anyone else having trouble using PayPal to purchase Society merchandise? I have a PayPal balance I would like to use to pay for my membership renewal, but the checkout page will not link to PayPal and vice versa. I reported this issue to the office earlier in the week, but so far there has been no response.

1/48 Tamiya Brewster Buffalo - VS-102

Fri, 2020-03-27 16:45
This build is the 1/48 scale Tamiya Brewster Buffalo. I will be building it as the US Navy F2A version. The aircraft will represent VS-201 that was aboard the USS Long Island AVG-1. I will be adding a resin engine from Quick Boost as well as Eduard photo etch set. Starting with the cockpit I detailed the side walls and then the seat and dash. The rear bulkhead had 2 injection areas. Not sure why they set it up for the front side instead of the back, but a little putty solved the issue. After the seat and dash were done I detailed the pedals and then assembled the cockpit into the fuselage and put the fuselage together. The fit was good and only required a couple of areas to be filled with putty. Next up will be the building and detailing of the engine. You can see more photos in the build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-brewster-buffalo-vs-102/

Just curious - EBoard meeting no longer held?

Fri, 2020-03-27 14:53
Just curious - Are EBoard meetings no longer held? The last set of minutes is from Sept 2019.


Mon, 2020-03-23 15:28
I live in Wilmer,Texas. My return to modeling since 50 + years has been about a year. I have abused some plastic and paint but am learning. I like the professional approach this site takes. My interest is in German WW II half tracks. With limited money and ability, one model takes me some time. I love it. Thanks for allowing me in. JohntheW and what are tags, and did I get title correct?

Revell 1/48 F/A-18E Superhornet

Mon, 2020-03-23 15:08
Hello...I'm having trouble understanding decal placement on interior of intake assemblies, end of build section 1. Can anyone advise or share a pic? Thanks.

AVRO Lancastrian conversion

Mon, 2020-03-23 12:52
This is the M+E Models conversion set mated to a 2nd generation Airfix Lancaster. You get a new nose and tail as well as a plug for the ventral turret and a page of decals. From what I've been able to gather, these used the paddle bladed props, so the ones in the kit shouldn't be used. I got a set of the other props from a friend. It sat on the shelf for a few years as the decals shattered when put in water. Then I discovered that the new Airfix Whitley kit comes with BOAC markings. I know they're not correct, but they look fine and what's more, they fit. Finish is SNJ polished with their polishing dust with the exception of the control surfaces.

Aurora (Atlantis)1/48 M-46 Patton

Sat, 2020-03-21 10:46
Remember these? This the the dawn of armor modeling in the 50's. Aurora had a series of 1/48 tank kits that included the Stalin III and Churchill, which wouldn't be modeled in any scale for literally decades. This is the Atlantis re-release of the M-46 Patton. It's actually the second re-release as Aurora modified it's original molds to more closely represent an M-46 and not an M-26 Pershing. The detail is on the sparse side and the turret MG is cartoonish, but over all it does look like a Patton. Fit is horrendous and there was lots of flash and mold seams. But with work, it looks presentable. This is OOTB (I did drill out the gun barrels and had to retexture the turret after I fixed the huge top/bottom seam) built as a pressure reliever for a larger project I was in the midst of. The paint color was MM Green Drab, but with weathering and washes, it looks more brown than green.

Westland Wessex helicopter.

Fri, 2020-03-20 22:12
I started on this kit several weeks ago. Its from Fly Model company of the Wessex helicopter in 1/32 scale. I am doing a subhunter version. My dream is to use this kit and do an H.34 in Vietnam markings. I was all set to take photos of the real helo at a museum for the nose measurements but sadly the Corona virus hit us so no visit allowed.

Missing Journal

Fri, 2020-03-20 17:19
Am I the only one who has not yet received the January-February Journal? And where is my renewal notice?

IPMS 2020 National Convention Registration Forms

Fri, 2020-03-20 17:17
I have had some problems downloading the exact registration form for the 2020 Convention. The model registration forms printed well but not the registration form. I planned to use snail mail this time as I am not sure my home computer will last another few weeks due to it’s age and inevitable replacement. Thanks. Mark

Wanted - Adventures in Scale modeling VHS

Fri, 2020-03-20 16:09
Wanted - Adventures in Scale modeling VHS 1,2 or 3. Been looking all over can't seem to find them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hello from columbus ohio

Fri, 2020-03-20 10:02
Hi all I'm Robert i live in Columbus Ohio. I work 6 to 7 days a week and i just got back into modeling i like sci-fi models and model planes decided to get in to modeling to help with my stress and to relax Thanks

T26E4 Super pershing vignette

Thu, 2020-03-19 20:00
Hobby Boss kit with MiniArt commander (with Alpine head), Alpine driver, and MK35 MP. Stowage gear is from Squadron. The pigeons are from MiniArt. Kit has all the armor and stowage baskets. Fit is very good. Tracks are from the kit and are single link, snap together. They work very well. Sorry the images aren't bigger, but I only was allowed .61MB. Dak

Photography at Nationals.

Thu, 2020-03-19 17:00
I just go a new camera and was thinking of volunteering for the photographing crew in San Marcos. Before I went to all that trouble I thought I would ask what format the contest prefers and how they want to download them. I have a new Sony Alpha 7II and wanted to practice before hand if they accept me as a volunteer.