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Frontiart new prodcuts release

Tue, 2018-07-03 21:26

25 Contest Fuengirola - Un sol de ciudad - Spain

Tue, 2018-07-03 17:22
Here the models presented in this contest are shown in the best possible way. https://youtu.be/Ikd6zxn_RbU I hope you like it

Good Evening from Saratoga Springs, NY

Mon, 2018-07-02 23:20
Hello...name's Mike. I live on a horse farm just a few minutes away from the Saratoga battlefield. My wife and daughter are seriously into horses which makes my hobby of modeling a very inexpensive comparison

Kinetic 1/48 E2C Hawkeye Build Series, Part 6 Is Available

Sun, 2018-07-01 18:37
Installment #6 of the Kinetic E2C 2000 build series has been posted in the Builds Sub-Forum. All comments welcome.

Kinetic 1/48 E2C Hawkeye Build Series, Part 6

Sun, 2018-07-01 18:33
Hi all, It's been a while, but here's the sixth installment on the E-2C. Here I needed a little more seam work than just a light touchup. So, as I frequently do in order to protect adjacent detail, I laid down a couple of strips of blue masking tape before sanding the seam. With the seam taken care of and the tape removed, I still needed to finish the seam with 600 grit or so sandpaper. Going that fine wouldn't have any deleterious effect on the surrounding detail. Taking a break from the fuselage, the side windows and overhead hatches were tinted a translucent gold color by mixing a combination of Tamiya X-22 Clear, X-26 Clear Orange and X-24 Clear Yellow acrylic, along with the tiniest dot of X-19 Smoke acrylic. This was strictly an eyeball mix. When I had something that looked right, the windows and hatches interiors were airbrushed while they were still on the sprue. Next up is attaching the outer wings. Believe it or not, they slip right into place with minimal adjustments. Here you can see how the finished installation looks. And yes, the fold joint forms a perfectly smooth connection as it should. I ran into something when installing the horizontal tail that I didn't expect. When you're holding the part in place before applying solvent, the locator pins fit as they should and you can hold the horizontal in the correct position. But, as soon as solvent is applied, the little beast wants to cock to one side. I wound up having to use a rubber band to hold it in place and even then I wound up checking, rechecking and making minute adjustments until the solvent set so that the entire tailplane would be correctly level after final assembly. I have no clue as to why it behaved that way. All I can say is watch it!

New Review: Hawker Typhoon Mk Ib Fuel Tanks

Sun, 2018-07-01 00:10
Chances are, if you model aircraft in any of the major scales you are well familiar with Eduard. Their product range varies from simple photoetched enhancement frets to multi-media kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are amongst the finest in the hobby. Their products may be purchased online through www.eduard.com. I have built a few of their kits and have used many of their accessories over the years. I am even a card-carrying member of the Bunny Fighter Club, which provided me a carrot-themed 1/48 Mig-21 and allows me a modest discount when buying direct. Check the website, and it will make sense. read more View the full article

New Review: Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-19P & PM MiG-21F-13

Sat, 2018-06-30 22:42
Lechoslaw Musialkowski has written two additional books for MMP: Polish Wings 19: Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17 & Polish Versions (2015) along with Bomber Aircraft of 305 Squadron(2014). In addition, he has authored numerous monographs in Polish (Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej series), covering the B-25 Mitchell, Catalina, C-47, Boston (Havoc), etc. A native of Krakow Poland, Janusz Swiatlon is an aviation history enthusiast and military modeler. He has retired from the Polish military after serving with the 6th Airborne Brigade. He has a long history of being published as an illustrator and author for many magazines and books from publishing houses as Osprey, Kagero, AF Editores, Chevron, and Mushroom Model Publications. read more View the full article

New Review: Supermarine Walrus Landing Gear (Airfix)

Sat, 2018-06-30 19:33
A newer addition to Scale Aircraft Conversions ever-expanding line of metal landing gear is this set for the Airfix 1/48 scale Supermarine Walrus. Like most of SAC's sets, this is meant as a drop-fit replacement for the kit's plastic landing gear. The set comprises of both main gear legs and the tailwheel (with accompanying fairing). All are made of sturdy, white metal. I could see no appreciable difference in the detail between the kit items and those in this set. They look to be almost exactly the same. If anything, I believe the SAC details were a bit softer than the kit items. read more View the full article

NorthShoreCon

Sat, 2018-06-30 18:29
Thanks to Bob Wilson for the pictures.... https://gallery.ipmsusa3.org/index.php?/category/5637

Holding Down the Nose of Your Plane

Sat, 2018-06-30 17:56
I saw recently an article where the author used self-adhesive weights to overcome the dreaded tail-sitting syndrome of most airplanes. A source was given but, I didn't write it down & don't remember where I saw the article. This morning I stopped by the shop I use for routine maintenance on my car and asked if I could buy some self-adhesive wheel weights. Being a regular customer, the manager gave them to me at no cost. Lesson here is, if you use a particular shop for car maintenance, ask. You might save a few bucks for weights.

1/72 Special Hobby Firefly Mk I

Sat, 2018-06-30 14:38
If anyone is next to me in a venders' area and sees me pick up a Special Hobby kit, please do me a favor and knock it out of my hands. I've built several and they were all the same. Lots of detail, but it's fiddly and doesn't fit very well. The kits are a trial and should only be done if it's the only kit of the subject. Rant off. Mine's in Canadian livery with the ASH radar unit.

New Review: L-29 Ejection Seats

Sat, 2018-06-30 09:08
The Czechoslovakian Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (NATO code Maya) became the standard jet trainer for the Warsaw Pact Air Forces. First flight was on April 5, 1959. Two-thirds of the over 3,000 aircraft manufactured have served with the Soviet Air Force as its standard basic, intermediate, and weapons platform trainer. The L-29 has seen combat in several wars, notably the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the Nigerian Civil War in the sixties. Many have been sold to the private sector with some performing in airshows and air races. This set is specifically designed for the AMK 1/48 L-29 kit. Of course it will work in the Eduard kit as well since Eduard used the AMK molds for Eduard's enhanced release. I don't have the earlier Planet Models resin kit, but I'm sure these seats will dress it up as well. read more View the full article

New Review: AN/ALQ-131 Countermeasures Pod

Sat, 2018-06-30 08:55
Chances are, if you model aircraft in any of the major scales you are well familiar with Eduard. Their product range varies from simple photo-etched enhancement frets to multi-media kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are amongst the finest in the hobby. Their products may be purchased online through www.eduard.com. I have built a few of their kits, and have used many of their accessories over the years. I am even a card-carrying member of the Bunny Fighter Club, which provided me a carrot-themed 1/48 Mig-21 and allows me a modest discount when buying direct. Check the website, and it will make sense. read more View the full article

New Review: Su-33 Flanker D Landing Gear (Zvezda)

Sat, 2018-06-30 08:41
This set is designed for Zvezda's new tool Su-33 that was released in 2016. The set consists of three parts, the central portion of the nose gear strut and both main gear struts. The nose strut is a drop-in replacement for part C59, the central nose strut and its retraction arm. On the other hand the main gear struts replace several parts as the casting reflects the main gear struts (C81 & C82) with their respective side brace connector (C77 and C78) and an actuator (C74 & C75) already attached. On my set there is a small triangular connection cast between the center of the actuator and the main gear strut, which I assumed was supposed to be there as a brace, but after checking several online photographs of the Su-33 main gear; I discovered that it should not be there, so I will need to remove it. The parts have a slight casting seam on them, but this is easily cleaned up using a sharp Xacto blade and some fine sanding sticks. I then polished the parts using a wire wheel in my battery operated Dremel on low speed. read more View the full article

New Review: AGM-154C1 Block II Joint Stand-off Weapon

Sat, 2018-06-30 08:33
Eduard has produced a beautifully cast 1/48 version of one of the most current US Military's air-delivered weapons - the AGM-154C1 (Block II) Joint Stand-off Weapon (JSOW). read more View the full article

New Review: Airfix McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom 1:72

Fri, 2018-06-29 00:49
History: (From the Airfix site) With regard to aircraft that have operated from the decks of a British aircraft carrier, there can be little doubt that the McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 was the most spectacular. Purchased to replace the Sea Vixen in the role of all-weather fleet defense, the Phantom was the largest and heaviest aircraft ever operated from a British carrier and required a special breed of airmen to fly them. read more View the full article

A nostalgic look back at model building …

Thu, 2018-06-28 16:15
… from the pages of Sports Illustrated (!): https://www.si.com/vault/1976/01/05/557898/its-a-small-world Bruce Culver, extensively quoted in the article and known to many IPMSers as an authority on German armored vehicles, now lives in Fort Worth.
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