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New Review: Modeler’s Guide to Aftermarket Aircraft Decals

Tue, 2018-02-06 23:11
Ever wonder if there was ever a decal made for a particular aircraft by a particular company? Then this CD is for you! Totaling 861 pages of information, this CD lists aircraft decals from 1960 through late 2017. Did they miss any? Probably but they do promise updates as more information becomes available. The amount of research and work involved here is staggering. The CD-book begins with a table of contents listing every decal maker they have found. These are listed alphabetically and cover 6 pages. Next comes the explanation of the listings, giving you the name of the manufacturer, Home country, is the manufacturer active, inactive or out of print, explanatory material, scale, stock number, sheet title and finally aircraft types if not contained in the title. The next 838 pages contain the list of all the manufacturers and their decal sheets. Sample sheets are placed throughout these pages. Just to be clear there is not a picture of every single decal sheet as then this would have had thousands of pages. Only some representative examples are place on these pages. read more View the full article

New Review: Frog Penguin Model Kits, 1936-50

Tue, 2018-02-06 23:02
Frog was one of the first manufacturers of all plastic model kits in the world, pre-dating most U.S. companies by almost 20 years. Unlike other manufacturers, they did not start off building toys or other items, but rather their first product was the "Interceptor", a rubber band powered model aircraft. It was distinguished by two things. One is that when those gliders you knew as a kid were being made of balsa wood, the Interceptor was metal. The other is that you did not launch it or throw it, it took off from the ground. Mr. van Lune goes into an extensive discussion of this aspect as it led to the company's name, FROG, which in various legends came from Flies Right Off the Ground. Mr. van Lune is obviously devoted to Frog model kits and in this case the Penguin line of Frog kits. He has done meticulous research and has an extensive personal collection of Frog kits as well, so he knows that of which he speaks. read more View the full article

AV-8B Harrier II Plus Trumpeter 1/32 Engine Part 2

Mon, 2018-02-05 11:28
Hello friends, in this second part the assembly of the engine is continued, painting of interior parts, manufacture of external components to scratch, realization of pipes and much more. We also continue to move forward with the transport car and the support for the engine. If you have not seen the first part here I leave the link: https://youtu.be/qH4NLRAHfk4 Greetings and I hope you like it

New Review: The RAF: 1918 - 2018

Sun, 2018-02-04 21:16
This small volume is a primer in every sense of the word. Nevertheless, author Julian Hale has managed to admirably condense the 100 year history of the Royal Air Force down to sixty-four short pages. The value of this volume lies in introducing the reader, who may be familiar enough with the RAF's participation in the Second World War or the RFC's struggles through WWI, with some of the lesser known highlights of the "World's Oldest Air Force". The books main chapters include: read more View the full article

Russian Tank T34/76 Tamiya 1/35

Sun, 2018-02-04 18:19
Hello friends, on this occasion and for a long time with enough desire I present you the T34 / 76, a medium tank of Soviet manufacture. Made of the Tamiya brand at 1/35 scale. It's the only Russian vehicle I have and I hope it's the first of many. https://youtu.be/FjFHh2L_3rI Greetings and I hope you like it

Completed: Trumpeter 1/48 F9F-3 Panther

Sun, 2018-02-04 13:58
While I contemplate my next large project, I am working back on my 1/48 scale aircraft. So the first aircraft completed in 2018 is a Trumpeter 1/48 scale F9F-3 from VF-51.

New Review: Cardboard Boxes (Generic/Electronic Devices/ Beer)

Sun, 2018-02-04 09:06
Product/Stock Numbers for each set: Generic: 35058 Electronic Devices: 35065 Beer: 35064 Direct links for all three sets: Generic: http://www.mathomodels.com/diorama-accessories/paper/matho-models-35058-... Electronic Devices: http://www.mathomodels.com/diorama-accessories/paper/matho-models-35065-... Beer: http://www.mathomodels.com/diorama-accessories/paper/matho-models-35064-... Kit Review read more View the full article

Little hiccup logging into new forum

Sun, 2018-02-04 01:06
The system remembered my name and password, but when I tried to log in, it told me it didn't recognize the username or password. I opened up my history tab, and then clicked on an forum post I visited on Saturday. Once I clicked it, the system showed me as logged in.

New Review: T-54-3 Soviet Medium Tank Mod 1951. Interior Kit

Sat, 2018-02-03 23:37
Brief History The T-54 and T-55 tanks are a series of Soviet main battle tanks introduced in the years following the Second World War. The first T-54 prototype was completed at Nizhny Tagil by the end of 1945. Initial production ramp up settled for 1947 at Nizhny Tagil, and 1948 for Kharkov were halted and curtailed as many problems were uncovered; the T-34-85 still accounted for 88 percent of production through the 50's. The T-54 eventually became the main tank for armoured units of the Soviet Army, armies of the Warsaw Pact countries, and many others. T-54s and T-55s have been involved in many of the world's armed conflicts since the later part of the 20th century. The T-54/55 series eventually became the most-produced tank in military history. Estimated production numbers for the series range from 86,000 to 100,000. They were replaced by the T-62, T-64, T-72, -80, T-90 and soon, T-14 tanks in the Soviet and Russian armies, but remain in use by up to 50 other armies worldwide, some having received sophisticated retrofitting. read more View the full article

New Review: Lockheed Model L-200 Convoy Fighter

Sat, 2018-02-03 22:21
Jared A. Zichek is a freelance writer and illustrator specializing in aviation and automotive history. He lives in La Jolla, California. You can find him at his blog and website: http://retromechanix.com/; on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/retromechanix, and on Twitter @retromechanix. RetroMechanix.com is devoted to innovative and unusual flying machines from earlier decades, with special emphasis on U.S. prototype and project aircraft from the 1930's through the 1950's. Featuring hundreds of previously unpublished high resolution photographs, drawings and artist's impressions, along with original primary documents scanned directly from the U.S. National Archives, RetroMechanix.com is the definitive resource for yesterday's wings of tomorrow. read more View the full article

New Review: Jaguar XJR-9 IMSA (Daytona Type) Limited Edition

Sat, 2018-02-03 21:47
From Hasegawa's website: Designed specifically for taking the racing world by storm, the XJR-9 was the eighties Jaguar that finally cracked the iron grip Porsche had on the 24 Hours of Le Mans and brought Jaguar its first Le Mans win since 1957. In America, the type also brought home the win at the 24 Hours of Daytona and took third in the overall Constructor's Championship. This limited edition kit features markings for three IMSA-GTP class Daytona Sunbank 24 hours racers: Car No. 60 (the winner), Car No. 61, and Car No. 66 (third place). Hasegawa originally released this kit in 1989, shortly after Jaguar had won at Daytona the previous year. This limited edition version is the same kit with new box art. (Limited Edition usually means that this will be the last release of these molds.) What is under that new box art are sixty seven parts molded in white plastic, clear parts for the windscreen and headlamp covers, four rubber tires as well as decals for all three cars (#60, #61, #66) that entered the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1988. read more View the full article