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3 hours 35 min ago
Revell's big Saturn-V with a few minor mods. Botched it at age ten; still a challenging kit. Still got my scrapbook, too.

Video Tutorials for Modelling

Fri, 2019-07-19 14:38
FYI - Martin Kovac has a YouTube Channel with very informative model tutorials. Mostly armor models but the techniques are usable on any genre. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNM5EknY1XBA9buLmJqYLdw/videos.

White paint for Airliners.

Fri, 2019-07-19 11:15
Gentlemen, I rarely build anything that is shiny. I’m starting a Boeing 747–8F. Can anyone recommend a good white paint that I can use. I’ll be shooting it through my airbrush. Any replies are much appreciated . Christopher

Yak-9 Markings

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:44
I'm finishing a 1/48th Yak-9 (Ark#48002). The decal sheet has a number of stencils (items "A" thru "K"), but the instructions give no information on placement. Does anyone have an suggestion?

Video Tutorials for Armor Modelling by Martin Kovac

Tue, 2019-07-16 10:16
In case you haven't heard about it yet, Martin Kovac has been putting out some very informative videos on all aspects of armor model building. Great stuff and worth a watch. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNM5EknY1XBA9buLmJqYLdw/videos

Werewolf

Mon, 2019-07-15 22:08
I don't even remember who the manufacture was. She is just something I have been keeping busy with before the National. The shirt say I love BBQ.

Updated the hangar bay decals

Sun, 2019-07-14 09:21
I have updated my Aircraft Carrier Hangar Bay decal sets and added a couple of Wasp class LHD Hangar sets. See my posts in the For Sale Section Aircraft Carriers: https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/20918-for-sale-1350-us-navy-modern-carrier-hangar-bay-decal-sets/ Wasp Class LHD's: https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/21138-1350-wasp-class-lhd-hangar-decal-sets/

Updated the hanagar bay decals

Sun, 2019-07-14 09:21
I have updated my Aircraft Carrier Hangar Bay decal sets and added a couple of Wasp class LHD Hangar sets. See my posts in the For Sale Section Aircraft Carriers: https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/20918-for-sale-1350-us-navy-modern-carrier-hangar-bay-decal-sets/ Wasp Class LHD's: https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/21138-1350-wasp-class-lhd-hangar-decal-sets/

1/350 Wasp Class (LHD) Hangar Decal sets

Sun, 2019-07-14 09:08
I have made a decal sets for 1/350 Wasp class amphibious assault ships (LHD’s) These sets include the signs, logo’s and safety stripes needed to detail the hangar bays. These are printed on clear film decal paper. Each decal must be trimmed before dipping in water. The stripes are cut to width due to the various stripes used throughout the hangar bays. The price is $25.00 per sheet. Free first class shipping worldwide. https://davidsscalemodels.com/decals/1-350-wasp-class-lhd-hangar-bay-decal-sets/

OCONUS Members - Europe

Sat, 2019-07-13 16:19
Wondering if there are any members located in Europe that would like to try to get together. I am in Stuttgart, and would love to meet up with other IPMS/USA members that want to have a "quasi-meeting" to attend. Anyone interested can feel free to e-mail me (e-mail in my profile). Thanks! Paul

2020 Vendor Table Sales at Chattanooga

Fri, 2019-07-12 17:47
With less than a month remaining until the kick-off of the 2019 convention in Chattanooga, the 2020 convention team is on-deck, warming up, and getting the initial planning underway for the 2020 convention in Texas. The IPMS/USA National Convention 2020 team (aka, Team Texas) will be on hand in Chattanooga staffing an information desk set up with details regarding the 2020 Convention and the surrounding area of central and south Texas. As is standard practice at IPMS/USA conventions we will be selling vendor tables for next year’s show at Chattanooga. We will begin to take reservations with associated table purchases at 10:00AM on Thursday, August 8th at our 2020 Convention table, which will be located in the Prefunction Area immediately outside the Exhibit Halls. The table will be clearly marked with all things Texas. During the late afternoon of Wednesday, August 7th (while the Vendor Hall is still open), several members of Team Texas will be going around to the vendors, introducing ourselves, and making sure all who are in attendance know about our plan to sell tables (given that they plan on coming to San Marcos in 2020). For those vendors that will not be at Chattanooga our website - www.nats2020.com - will also go live with the vendor table sales details above to include a contact e-mail to make such reservations. This e-mail is vendor.nats2020@gmail.com. While work on the website is ongoing, I hope to have it up, with what information we have as of August 2019, before we leave for Chattanooga early next month. For any questions regarding vendor table sales you may use the vendor e-mail above or contact me, the convention director, at director.nats2020@gmail.com. Warmest Regards, Len Pilhofer

Lead wire for detail work/scratch building

Thu, 2019-07-11 11:00
Got it from Cabela's, 6 spools, 0.1 to 0.35, should last you a lifetime, and it's priced just a bit over $20. https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=744541&type=product&WT.z_btnclk=YMAL-744541&WT.z_pg_ref=prd744646 Happy modelling!

Contest Awards

Wed, 2019-07-10 20:59
Hi guys and gals, I have taken over as contest director of my chapter for the remainder of the year due to our elected official being unreachable. I have been tasked with doing some research into possibly converting from our current "1st, 2nd, and 3rd place" awards to a "Gold/Silver/Bronze system. I understand that some of our USA clubs are already doing this and I would like to know who they are, how they administer it and score it. Are there more than one Gold/Silver/Bronze awards per category as long as the models meet the Judging criteria/scoring? Inquiring minds want to know... Thanks in advance!

Greetings From Heartland Hobby Wholesale

Tue, 2019-07-09 16:35
Hello everyone, and greetings from Lincoln, Nebraska! My name is Trevor Harm, and I have been a long time enthusiast for car models in particular, and have recently began working my dream job - Selling plastic models! My goal is to keep the hobby alive and as strong as possible, so I am reaching out to invite any hobby shop owners, or independent dealers to get in touch with me to see what we can do to help. We offer a flat, low free shipping rate (no percentages based on your volume), and give the most generous payment terms in the industry. Feel free to reply here, or email at trevor@hhwonline.com, or FB: Hobby Trevor Thanks for your time! Trevor Harm - Heartland Hobby Wholesale

Badger Renegade R1V

Tue, 2019-07-09 09:17
Good day fellow modellers, Anyone did some upgrades to the trigger? The one on my Badger is clumsy, not moving smoothly, feels like moving in steps. I'm used to my Iwata Eclipse HP-CS, the trigger is smooth and nice, full control. I picked the Badger as it comes with 0.2 nozzle, great for finer work, but with this trigger is very hard to control the flow. I don't know if mine is flawed or this is how they come. Any input greatly appreciated! Regards, Cezary

Remembering Founder Jim Sage

Sun, 2019-07-07 19:49
Found at a local hobby shop's going-out-of-business sale: A KP Il-10 kit sent to Jim by a Czech modeler during the Cold War. (Photo by Scott Copeland)

Kitty Hawk F2H-2P Banshee Camera Setup

Sun, 2019-07-07 18:48
As I posted some time ago, the camera setup in the Kitty Hawk Banshee kit doesn't resemble any aerial camera I ever saw. The mounting rack is a tubular affair with 3 vertical positions & several oblique positions. Attempting to scale it down to 48th scale is beyond my abilities & the tubing is thin enough I suspect it would be almost impossible to replicate. So, since the rack isn't visible once the access panels are closed, I figured it wouldn't make that much difference. Photo #1 is the original setup built as supplied in the kit. Photos #2 & 3 are my solution This is a fairly typical setup for a mapping mission. The cameras are from a CMK resin kit designed for the Tanmodel RF-84 but, they're the right scale and very similar to the cameras the Banshee would have carried. All that's required now is some paint & permanently mounting the cameras.

Hypersonic and RB Productions at Chattanooga

Sun, 2019-07-07 18:01
Just to let you know theses two companies will be sharing the SAM Publications stand at Chatanooga This from Hypersonic Hi all, its the first time for me making the trip to the US and attending the IPMS Nats there. I'm really looking forward to this event and I've now opened the option for placing a show pre-order. I highly recommend doing this as I'm of course limited in the merchandise quantities I can bring. Please select the option "personal pickup/show" in the delivery tab and after placing your order I will give you a 10% refund on your purchase. Any items currently listed out of stock can be added if you contact me by email, web contact form, Facebook or here. The only items exempt from pre-ordering are the clear resin canopy sets. I will bring a fixed amount of sets, which will include the brand new A-3 Skywarrior Version canopies, and sell on a first-come-first-served basis. Place your pre-order at hypersonicmodels.com and check facebook.com/hypersonicmodels for updates. I'm looking forward to seeing and meeting many of you at the show. Cheers, Jeffrey

1/48 Eduard J-35 Draken

Sat, 2019-07-06 15:52
The next build is the 1/48 scale of Eduard’s Limited Edition J-35 Draken Swedish Fighter. The J-35 entered service in 1960 and served as an interceptor for many years. It served in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Austria until its final flight in 2005. The scheme I will be doing is the J-35F from the F10 wing based in Angelholm-Barkakra during 1989 and flown by Cpt. Vincent Ahlin. The limited edition issued by Eduard includes many photo etch accessories and a few resin parts like the ejection seat, wheels, and various add-ons for the fuselage based on which version you build. The decals allow you to build a version used by each of the countries that flew them. Starting with the cockpit tub I added the photo etch accessories and detail painted some areas. There are a few photo etch accessories that go on the port fuselage cockpit wall then the tub was installed and the fuselage was assembled. Follow along on my blog in the build log section – https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-j-35-draken/

Mad Lab Models Godzilla

Fri, 2019-07-05 22:17
My latest build: Godzilla from Mad Lab Models sculpted by the late Mike Parks. Hand finished in acrylics, artist inks and pigment powders. The goo on his foot is 5-minute epoxy painted in Tamiya clear red. Thanks for looking!