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USA Logo usage by chapters/members

Wed, 2018-08-15 14:26
Are there any restrictions for the use of the IPMS/USA logo in any chapter or individual member usage, outside of trying to profit from its use?

WTB: Victory Productions 1/48 NASA/Air Force decal set VPD48005

Wed, 2018-08-15 14:20
Like the heading says, I am in need of the 1/48 Victory Models decal set of NASA/Air Force markings. Please let me know if you have a set that you would be willing to part with, because I am seriously Jonesing to build this particular F-104 scheme using the Hasegawa kit.

Greetings from Marietta, Georgia!

Wed, 2018-08-15 14:11
Hello friends! My name is Martin Hatfield, and I have been serving as the current president for the Marietta Scale Modelers chapter here in Marietta, GA. for just a little over four months. I just wanted to finally get myself onto these here forums, and get my name out there for those of you who may be visiting or even living in the area. Our chapter will be one of the many local chapters that will be assisting with the Chattanooga Nationals next year, and I look forward to the chance to meet as many of you that I can.

New Review: GeeBee R2 Racer

Tue, 2018-08-14 23:41
Dora Wings is a relatively new company with a number of low-pressure injection mold releases. I contacted them and we were fortunate to receive two new kits - a P-63E King Cobra (reviewed elsewhere on this site) and the iconic Gee Bee R2 racer. There's plenty of history to be found regarding this little bumblebee of an airplane - maximum sized engine stuffed into the smallest possible airframe - so let's get right to the build. Kit contents include a very nicely detailed P&W Wasp radial, a very complete cockpit section (most of which becomes invisible under the tiny canopy) and a sheet of crisp p/e detail. A single sheet, 4 sided color instruction sheet includes a painting guide, and a sheet of masking media is included to allow you to recreate the scalloped paint scheme. read more View the full article

New Review: Sturmgeschutz, Vol. 1, Legends of Warfare

Tue, 2018-08-14 01:29
David Doyle is a well-known author of over 100 books published since 2003, covering a wide range of military subjects. Adding aircraft and warship subjects to his already lengthy list of published books covering military vehicles, Doyle's portfolio of publications continues to expand rapidly, while maintaining the highest degree of quality, accuracy, and depth of coverage. read more View the full article

New Review: The Japanese Cruiser Maya 16058

Tue, 2018-08-14 01:12
Thanks to Casemate Publishing for the review copy! read more View the full article

Frontier HQ Camouflage Paint

Mon, 2018-08-13 21:52
Who remembers this brand of paint? It was manufactured by Frontier HQ, Lancaster, New York. Photos of bottles, if you still have any, and scans of ads appreciated.

Jim, The best way to handle the group is through email. So I'm putting together an em

Mon, 2018-08-13 12:19
Jim, The best way to handle the group is through email. So I'm putting together an email list of the folks who are going to be involved with the proposal. This will allow you to follow along and contribute if you wish. Please forward me an email address for you and I'll add you to the list if you wish. Mine is shipmodeler@sbcglobal.net

Phantom of The Opera

Sun, 2018-08-12 14:43
Yet another kit that has been sitting, waiting for paint for a while now. It's Lon Chaney Sr., as the Phantom of the Opera. This is a four part kit - the bust and 3 pieces for the base. Silent Screen Icons also included sheets of miniature music to add to the base. Diving right in, things start with some research and I found that Lon Chaney Sr. had both brown hair and eyes. Being that the film was in B&W, I'm free to paint the figure whatever I wanted, so I used the typical dark suit, ivory shirt, and the reddish tie. Base was painted like a dark dank sewer walls. The sheet music was provided and all I did was give it a wash with Citadel sepia. Thanks for looking.

New Review: USS Missouri (BB-63) Legends of Warfare

Sun, 2018-08-12 00:11
David Doyle is a well-known author of over 100 books since 2003, covering a wide range of military subjects. Adding aircraft and warship subjects to his already lengthy list of published books covering military vehicles, Doyle's portfolio of publications continues to expand rapidly, while maintaining the highest degree of quality, accuracy, and depth of coverage. read more View the full article

New Review: XP-1937 Coastal Reconnaissance, Attack and Battery Scout- C.R.A.B.S.

Sat, 2018-08-11 23:46
From Masterpiece Models Web Site, the back story is: XP-1937 Coastal Reconnaissance - In 2115 World War IV broke out over the last natural resources. The Earth was divided into three major Confederations: The United Alliance of the Americas, the Euro/Siberian Alliance, and the Middle Asian/African Consortium. 2121 marked a turning point in the War when shoreline installations across the globe, both military and civilian, fell under an onslaught of terrifying proportions. From out of the sea came machines so unearthly in their aspect that even the brightest scientists could only guess that they must be extraterrestrial in origin. They were wrong. The XP-1937 Naval CRABS were the front runners of a New Faction that would bring the Confederations to their knees. XP-1937 Coastal Reconnaissance, Attack and Battery, Scout Specifications read more View the full article

New Review: AGM-154C Block II “JSOW”

Sat, 2018-08-11 14:45
-15E, A-10 read more View the full article

New Review: AGM-154A/C Block I “JSOW”

Sat, 2018-08-11 14:26
The AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) is manufactured by Raytheon Company and gives a precision strike, launch and leave capability. The JSOW has a stand-off range of around 12 miles when launched at low altitude and around 70 miles when launched at altitude. The weapon weighs around 1,000 lbs. and has different payloads depending on which variant it is. The AGM-154A carries 145 BLU-97 sub-munitions and is used to attack fixed and moveable soft targets such as parked aircraft, trucks, APCs and surface to air missile sites. The AGM-154C is equipped with a 500 lb. blast/fragmentation/penetrator warhead and is used to attack fixed point targets such as buildings and hardened tactical targets. The JSOW uses a global position/inertial navigation system for guidance and the C model has a terminal IR seeker. Over 400 JSOWs have been used in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq since it entered service in 1999. (US Navy Fact File) read more View the full article

New Review: Spitfire Mk. VIII/IX/Xvi Radiator Fairings

Sat, 2018-08-11 12:54
This set is designed to replace the underwing radiator fairings on Eduard's 1/72 scale Spitfires. The set consists of two single piece fairings with separate exhaust flaps and a small photo-etch fret of actuators. The kit supplied fairings are constructed from three pieces, two sides and a top (bottom?) which actually fit together very nicely thanks to Eduard's outstanding engineering. This set provides the entire fairing cast as a single unit and thus is a drop in replacement for the kit's three part arrangement. As the left and right fairings are different, Eduard has thoughtfully cast "L" and "R' on the insides of the fairings to assist the builder in keeping them straight when it is time to attach them. Now to just figure out if the L/R applies when the wing is upside down or when it is right side up? read more View the full article

New Review: Avro Shackelton AEW.2

Sat, 2018-08-11 11:37
For the last several years, Airfix has transformed itself. They have been releasing a plethora of new kits that are heads and tails above the kits that we all put together as kids and young adults. The Avro Shackleton under review is further evidence of Airfix moving forward into the 21st Century. In 2015, Airfix released the Avro Shackleton MR.2. In 2017, Airfix released the Avro Shackelton AEW.2. This kit continues their current trend of crafting exquisite kits with modern molding technology and engineering. The plane had a long service life and pedigree according to the blurb on the instructions, "Developed from the Lincoln bomber and sharing with it the DNA of the famous Lancaster [bomber], the Avro Shackleton enjoyed a long career with the RAF, first as a maritime patrol craft and then as the RAF's primary AEW (Airborne Early Warning) aircraft . . . . the AEW.2 version remained in service until 1991, the MR.2 was phased out in favor of the Nimrod in the 1970s." The Kit read more View the full article

Studio Protest

Sat, 2018-08-11 10:44
The figures in our dioramas have mounted a protest against Midnight Oil Studios and have gathered in front of our offices with signs. See our latest post on our site at https://midnightoilstudios.org/2018/08/10/studio-protest/

Ghosts in the Desert

Thu, 2018-08-09 23:30
Well...I'm thinking I'm nearing the end on this one. Other than maybe some more stowage in the pick-up. Open for any advice or critique. Basic gist of the scene...with the current day Spec Ops guys reminding me of the LRDG with their behind the lines activities and scruffy beards- I thought an interesting take would be to have the LRDG side of a wall in b&w and the technical truck side in color.

Hey, I missed you at the Phoenix show.

Wed, 2018-08-08 17:30
Hey, I missed you at the Phoenix show.

New Review: Zlin Z50 “Worldwide users”

Wed, 2018-08-08 00:53
Introduction read more View the full article

New Review: Sd.Kfz. 10 Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1T (Camera On)

Wed, 2018-08-08 00:28
The Author Alan Ranger was educated mostly in the UK, He started his carrier in the Royal Engineer's Regiment of the British Army. Since then specializing in turbines from the early 1980's on he has been involved in various engineering projects around the world for a number of major global companies. He has had a number of books and articles published over the years mostly industry related but has also has been published before in this field with books published by Model Art of Japan. He is a collector of World War II Militaria and has also accumulated a large collection of original period photographs on this subject matter. His interests are centered around World War II history in general, specializing in the vehicles both soft skin and armoured as used by the German and Japanese armed forces during the conflict. read more View the full article