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Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Sun, 2019-07-28 18:53
This build is the Tamiya 1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt “Bubbletop”. It will be detailed with Eduard’s Big Edition photo etch set. For this scheme I will be using the brand new set of decals from Thunder Cals. This is their latest set featuring P-47D’s from the European Theater. I will be doing the “Ozark Queen” of the 84th FS/78th FG from the 8th Air Force. It was flown by Captain Alfred F. Eaton in the summer of 1944. You can check out the details of their new set on their website at https://thundercals.com/48006-78th-fg-365th-fg-bubbletop-and-razorback-tbolts-new-decal-announcement/ As typical with aircraft builds, it all starts with the cockpit. While the Tamiya cockpit is highly detailed out of the box, Eduard does add some placards and fine details that further enhance the cockpit. Once the cockpit was built up I started preparing the fuselage to install the cockpit. Eduard does provide an interesting add on. Typically the intercooler on 1/48 scale P-47’s has an opening that just goes into the fuselage and is typically open. Eduard actually includes all the duct work to the intercooler. It is difficult to photograph but I was able to just get a good angle to show it. If you want to see more photos and follow along check out my build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-p-47d-thunderbolt-bubbletop/

The Death Of Testors Continues...Step By Step, Bottle By Bottle

Sat, 2019-07-27 19:27
In case you've been checking the Testors.com website and wondering why it hasn't been updated for God knows how long, here's why. The current Testors website is located on the Rustoleum website at https://www.rustoleum.ca/product-catalog/consumer-brands/testors/ and if you're still a user of Model Master Enamels, you aren't gonna like what you find. As of this moment, here's the categories that are listed for enamels and the number of colors available: Model Master Enamels Flat colors: 27 Gloss colors: 2 Semi-Gloss: 1 Figure Enamels. Believe it or not, they also lumped naval enamels under the figure enamels heading. Figure colors: 6 Naval colors: 4 International Military Enamels WW-II US & United Kingdom colors: 5 U.S. Military Colors: 7 WW-II Luftwaffe & Panzer colors: 11 WW-II Italian/Japanese/Russian colors: 3 Modern Armor/Gulf War/Russian colors: 2 Auto Enamels Automotive colors: 27 And if that isn't enough, there is one category of paint that is completely missing: Metalizer. Not only is Metalizer gone, so is Metalizer sealer, which is a perfect neutral clear coat that can be brushed over decals without having to spray the entire model. Things don't stop there either. Four days ago, Michael McMurtrey listed 76 acryl colors that were being discontinued. Today, the new testors website listed only 62 colors and some of those were also on the discontinued list. Richard Marmo

Hobby Boss M35 ADGZ-STEYR

Mon, 2019-07-22 20:15
Just finished the Hobby Boss kit while waiting for leave for the National. The figure is from Platoon. Dak

Pilot and Dog

Mon, 2019-07-22 15:59
Kellerkind Miniaturen RFC pilot playing with his puppy. Dak

Back Issues of IPMS Publications Available

Mon, 2019-07-22 13:41
We have to downsize our household and, as a result, I've decided to dispose of my back issues of the IPMS Quarterly, Update and Journal. I have the Quarterlies/Updates going back to Volume 7 (two Quarterlies published in 1972) up through the current issue of the Journal. There are too many to list them individually but if there is a particular year/volume you're interested in, please e-mail me directly at robbelothe@aol.com and make a reasonable offer. I'll ship them to you via your choice of carriers at cost. Of course, this is a "first come, first served" offer. Thanks.

WTTF: 1/35 IBG Model Rosomak Green Devil Kit

Sun, 2019-07-21 17:26
Hi. I'm looking to trade for a complete and unstarted 1/35 IBG Models KTO Rosomak APC "The Green Devil" Model Kit (35032). I have tons of armor kits, accessories and books to trade. I also have some aircraft and Sci-Fi items as well. US only due to high shipping costs. Contact me at patrix1@sbcglobal.net. Thanks. Patrick Keenan Mundelein, IL

Doug Do you have a preference as to which class to focus on? Rick

Sat, 2019-07-20 09:46
Doug Do you have a preference as to which class to focus on? Rick

Remember?

Sat, 2019-07-20 02:24
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.

Revell/Germany 1/144th scale 747-8F UPS

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

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!