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New Review: US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1969-73

Thu, 2018-04-26 15:42
Peter E. Davies lives in Bristol, U.K. and as authored or co-authored at least twenty-seven books on modern American combat aircraft, many with Osprey Publishing. He was published by the Naval Institute Press in 1997 with his hardcover book, The Harrier Story, co-authored with Anthony M. Thornborough. His Schiffer Military History hard cover on the Gray Ghosts, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps F-4 Phantoms published in 2000 is considered a must have. Peter published a hardcover book with Crowood Press, North American F-100 Suber Sabre, in 2003. He has also covered many aircraft in Osprey's Combat Aircraft series, Osprey's Air Vanguard series, and Osprey's Duel series. Four of these have concentrated on the U.S. read more View the full article

New Review: Sopwith Snipe Landing Gear

Wed, 2018-04-25 23:46
Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) produces cast metal landing gear and other accessories for a host of aircraft models in every conceivable scale. This offering is designed for the Wingnut Wings Sopwith Snipe kit in 1/32nd scale and is a direct replacement of the corresponding kit parts. The kit contains four (4) parts in white metal. Two landing gear struts, the axel cross member and tail skid are included. All parts are nicely cast with a minimal amount of clean up necessary. A few small mold parting lines needed some clean up, with a few lights passes of an Exacto blade doing the trick. Some straightening was required to correct a few bent parts damaged in transit. This was easy to accomplish using light pressure and the kit parts as a guide. read more View the full article

IPMS/USA Region 4 Convention - Two Days to Go!

Wed, 2018-04-25 19:02
The 2018 Region IV Convention on April 27-28 in Cleveland OH at Crawford Auto/Aviation Museum, hosted by the same folks who bring you the annual Cleveland Model Show, is coming fast and we have some updates to pass along: With only two days left, we're checking off the final tasks, done our final walk-through of the venue, and we're getting pretty excited about it! That being said, here are a few last-minute updates and reminders... FIRST, We've noticed some concern regarding area parking. SO, straight for the horse's mouth, so to speak: • The Museum Parking Lot (85+ spaces) is FREE PARKING for Friday and Saturday! We're paying for it! • The VA Hospital Parking Garage one block west of the museum is FREE PARKING for the event! • All Metered Street Parking in the area - including by the museum is FREE PARKING ON SATURDAY • See the Driving/Parking Directions page on our website for details SECOND, The event is an EASY 5-10 minute drive from I-90. The Driving/Parking Directions page on the website has a linked map for your convenience. THIRD, We will be having a "BUILD & BULL" on Friday afternoon at the museum. If you're coming in Friday, please DO bring something along to sand and whittle away at! Also, we have free seminars and a Make & Take for the kids all day Saturday! FINALLY, the block of discounted hotel rooms is gone and we are down to two tables left in our expanded vending area. With springtime weather finally making its way to the North Coast and a pretty darned cool venue to wander around in, we think this'll be a good-un! Hope some of you can make it! Cheers, Doug www.clevelandmodelshow.org

F4U Corsair

Tue, 2018-04-24 19:58
F4U Corsair. Eduard PE cockpit, Eduard canopy mask, Quick Boost resin exhausts. True details resin wheels. Aftermarket decals. Vallejo paint.


Tue, 2018-04-24 19:33
This model is a P40E. The model represents a P40F (do not think there is much of an appearance difference. This plane represents a P40F of the 85th FS /79th FG, MTO, North Africa 1943(High Kicker). Vallejo paints, Eduard PE cockpit, Aries resin seat, Quick Boost exhaust pipes, Eduard canopy mask, Eduard Brassin resin 500lb bomb, CMK resin main wheels and tail wheel/tail wheel cover, CMK resin under carriage covers, AK panel line wash. Oops, just noticed the 500lb is crooked.