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New Review: The Type XXI U-Boat

Mon, 2018-09-24 19:04
Dmitry Mironov has authored several books for Kagero, including The Japanese Battleship Fuso (2017) and The Japanese Battleship Fuso (2017) in the Super Drawings in 3D series. Dmitry Mironov also authored Sd.Kfz. 171 Panzer V "Panther" Ausf. A/D/G in Kagero's Top Drawings series. You can find more of his artwork at https://www.artstation.com/dmitriy_81 . Kagero's The Type XXI U-boat is the latest in their Super Drawings in 3D series. This edition is in their standard 8.25" x 11.75" format softbound publication that is 60 pages (excluding covers). This volume starts off with six pages of historical text followed by 54 pages of color 3D illustrations. I counted 76 color 3D illustrations along with one table. There are no current nor period photographs. read more View the full article

Final VMF-211 Aircraft..1/48 F4U-1D

Mon, 2018-09-24 14:50
This aircraft was flown by Marines in Ground support for Army in 1945 in Philippines. This is the 1/48th Tamiya kit Gil mentions in his build below. Great Kit and a nice relief for some well engineered model. Some basic stuff, Testors Spray Gloss Blue(Decanted),Mr Hobby Semi-Gloss (Decanted), Eduard Seatbelts, filled step in starboard dropped Flap. Only color was Green in a couple of places. Uschi fine line used for Antennas Thanks for Looking Comments Welcome Cheers Bill

New Review: Space 1999 Hawk Mk IX

Mon, 2018-09-24 06:52
This is an all-new tooled version of the Hawk and is far superior to the original Airfix version. This is a kit of the Hawk MIX from Space 1999, this spacecraft appeared in the episode "Wargames", the kits allows you to build two versions one used in the show and a pre-production version which is the one I opted for. In the box is: 4 x light grey sprues 1 base mounting wire 1 round dome base 1 decal sheet 1 instruction booklet (Note decal installation instructions are on the box sides) All the sprues are extremely well molded and great detail; the instruction booklet is easy to follow and well-illustrated. The decal sheet is very large with lots of detail. Construction Stage 1, 2 and 3 is the construction of the two side mounted engine pods which had no issues and assembled very well. Stage 4 and 5 is the assembly of part of the rear main engine and the two side mounted rocket launchers and once again the build was super easy. Stage 6 and 7 is the assembly of the main hull of the spaceship. Once again a great fit and easy assembly. read more View the full article

New Review: British Battle Tanks - American-Made World War II Tanks

Mon, 2018-09-24 06:39
This book describes the design, development, and operational history of US-made tanks in British service in World War II. The British were initially reluctant to endorse the American-made tanks as they felt they were inferior to British developed tanks. The British eventually appreciated the simplicity of American designed tanks and modified them to meet British needs. The Lend Lease program allowed Britain to obtain American tanks in adequate numbers to take pressure off of the British manufacturers. By the end of World War II the British tank regiments were equipped with more Sherman tanks than any other type. Author David Fletcher MBE was born in 1942. He has written many books and articles on military subjects and until his retirement was the historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 40 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during the two World Wars and in 2012 was awarded an MBE for services to the history of armoured warfare. read more View the full article

1/48 F4U-1A Corsair

Sun, 2018-09-23 21:12
Tamiya 1/48 Corsair kit. This was actually the 1D issue that I backdated to a 1A by filling in the step in the right flap and leaving off the drop tanks and the rockets. The kit I bought from a vendor had a Verlinden cockpit set, so I used it, along with some True Details resin tires. The markings are from Eagle Strike and depict Kepford's famous Corsair. Got this one built in just 10 days, which was a refreshing change form the 3mos the Ford nosed B-24 Liberator took over the summer! This was a lot of fun and I get to add one of my favorite Corsairs to my collection too! Comments, critiques, and questions welcome, as always. Cheers! GIL

Kinda makes me hungry

Sun, 2018-09-23 17:48
Just finished the Special Hobby V-173 Flying Pancake. It's a 48th scale kit and its a beauty. One needs to know that there are no locating pins/holes for the gear struts but there is engraved detail that clearly shows where the gear struts fit to the underside of the Pancake. Lots of excellent detail and a clean, tight fit. My building skills were not up to the task but the project was very enjoyable.

R 12 convention new dates

Sun, 2018-09-23 13:12
R 12 Convention and Contest rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence The Spartanburg Scale Modelers and Spartanburg Parks and Rec have rescheduled the R 12 Convention for Friday October 5th 5pm-9pm Saturday October 6th 7am till 6pm Inman Rec Center Inman SC Please help get the word out Thank you Tim Kirkland Convention Chairmen

Sandle Hobbies

Sat, 2018-09-22 21:35
Dear Members, Do any of you have any knowledge of Sandle Hobbies. I found them on Hyperscale. I placed an order with them at least 4 months ago and as yet have not received anything. During this time I have gone to there website and inquired about the status of my order 3 times and as yet I have not received any reply. My credit card has yet to be charged but I had ordered some items that have been difficult for me to find. Thanks in advance. Rockysboy

Bad Fairy

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:43
This little figure has been unbuilt on my shelf seemingly forever. It's Freebooter's Bad Fairy. I took one of my orchid mounts where the plant unfortunately died, and used it as a "nest" for the fairy. Everything was painted with Vallejo acrylics - except for the Wings where I used Green Stuff World's Chameleon Colors. Thanks for looking.

Gretings from Marcin (Świdnica Poland)

Wed, 2018-09-19 03:14
Hello all, My name is Marcin (Martin), i come from a small town of Swidnica in Poland. I am forty-one years old. Swidnica is a city in which the most famous pilot of the First World War was raised, Manfred Rihthofen "Red Baron". I live shortly from his home. I've been modeling myself forever because my dad built models when I was little, and then I did them with him. I belong to the oldest modeling club in Poland, IPMS Swidnica, established in 1982. I deal with modeling, mainly aviation. The planes of the "Red Baron" do not interest me completely, that is why I built the model of his Foker Dr1 airplane. I am most passionate about the history of American air races and I am building models of aviation "golden age" racing aircraft. I signed up for your forum to sometimes get help in looking for photos and information about American racing aircraft. In Poland, it is very difficult because we do not have this subject in people. I have contact with a man with similar interests from Sweden and Germany. I am now looking for support at the source or in America. I bought a few books about the aviation history I am interested in. Based on them when building models and what I can find on the internet. Here are my current models of racing aircraft (scale 1/32): Now I'm working on a new model it will be a Keith Rider R-6 “Eight ball”. I build the model from scratch, but I miss chassis photos and cabin equipment. maybe you can help me, maybe you have some pictures or drawings. The plane has survived to our times in the museum, unfortunately I do not know any person who could take pictures of these elements, and the museum is reluctant. Workshop link: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/76856-keith-rider-r-6-eight-ball-1938-132-scale-scratch/&page=1 Best regards Marcin

Gretings from Marcin

Wed, 2018-09-19 03:14
Hello all, My name is Marcin (Martin), i come from a small town of Swidnica in Poland. I am forty-one years old. Swidnica is a city in which the most famous pilot of the First World War was raised, Manfred Rihthofen "Red Baron". I live shortly from his home. I've been modeling myself forever because my dad built models when I was little, and then I did them with him. I belong to the oldest modeling club in Poland, IPMS Swidnica, established in 1982. I deal with modeling, mainly aviation. The planes of the "Red Baron" do not interest me completely, that is why I built the model of his Foker Dr1 airplane. I am most passionate about the history of American air races and I am building models of aviation "golden age" racing aircraft. I signed up for your forum to sometimes get help in looking for photos and information about American racing aircraft. In Poland, it is very difficult because we do not have this subject in people. I have contact with a man with similar interests from Sweden and Germany. I am now looking for support at the source or in America. I bought a few books about the aviation history I am interested in. Based on them when building models and what I can find on the internet. Here are my current models of racing aircraft (scale 1/32): Now I'm working on a new model it will be a Keith Rider R-6 “Eight ball”. I build the model from scratch, but I miss chassis photos and cabin equipment. maybe you can help me, maybe you have some pictures or drawings. The plane has survived to our times in the museum, unfortunately I do not know any person who could take pictures of these elements, and the museum is reluctant. Workshop link: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/76856-keith-rider-r-6-eight-ball-1938-132-scale-scratch/&page=1 Best regards Marcin

New Review: Blanc Mont Ridge 19

Tue, 2018-09-18 00:26
Illustrated by Graham Turner, and authored by Romain Cansiere and Ed Gilbert, this publication is available in two versions. The paperback version, # 9781472824967, is priced at $24.00, and the eBook (PDF) version, # 9781472824943, is priced at $19.20. Osprey offers 25% off if both versions are purchased. Mr. Turner has illustrated a number of publications for Osprey and specializes in the medieval period. His work with scenes of battle highlight the uniforms and weaponry of the battle and of the historical age, are exquisite in detail, and add drama to the publication. Figure painters and modelers will find the artwork of great value. Ed Gilbert has authored books for Osprey's Warrior Series, Battle Orders Series and Campaign Series. Romain Cansiere concentrates on the history of the US Marine Corps. He has co-authored an award-winning book entitled, "Tanks in Hell-A Marine Corps Tank Company on Tarawa. read more View the full article

TIE Predator

Mon, 2018-09-17 22:06
Another TIE fighter from the Star Wars world, Wookiepedia says: Considered a successor to the older TIE/IN interceptor, the Predator-class fighter was still highly maneuverable and heavily armed, but unlike most previous TIEs, it was also equipped with hyper-drives and a deflector shield generated through its blade-shaped wings. It's first appearance Was in the first comic from the Legacy series. This TIE Predator is from Australia's Scale Solutions. A number of years ago when Australia was going to be raising the prices for international shipping, Wayne posted that he thinks he was calling it quits figuring all the business he'll be losing. But while looking up info , I see he still has a WEBPAGE for models and the TIE Predator is still in the inventory. The kit comes in 9 parts giving you the choice between a regular TIE front and one that looks like a grill. it is nicely cast gray odorless resin. I wanted the grill front and after a little cleanup, tried the fit out. It fit so well, that I couldn't get it out. And of course, it's tilted ever so slightly dang it. I tried to spin it a little but was afraid of denting the resin. So it'll stay that way. The edges of the wings looked a little plain, as did the very back of the ball, so I added a little 1/2 round piece of styrene to the edges. Assembly came next. The kit comes with 4 pins to attach the two wings. The instructions tells you how to glue them in so the wings will be movable. Mine were a little miscast, so I just glue my wings in the open position, and primed. The kit doesn't come with a base, so I'll have to figure something out. I also will cut a clear rod to hold it aloft, which means I'll have to drill a hole in the ball. But that's for next time. Check back and thanks for looking.

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Mon, 2018-09-17 10:34
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New Review: Ju-87B-2/R-2 Seatbelts STEEL

Sun, 2018-09-16 09:43
The Airfix Stuka is an impressive kit but there is room for improvement. One area that would benefit from aftermarket is the seats. In short, they lack the seatbelts and shoulder harnesses needed to bring this kit out of the ordinary. Packaged in the typical Eduard resealable packaging with a cardboard stiffener inside is a single pre-painted fret. The cardboard helps prevent bending during storage. The single fret is beautifully represented with 'shading' and silver buckles. Since they are thin steel, they are beautifully detailed and bend easily without losing their paint. There are shoulder harnesses for the front seat and lap belts and straps for the other two seats. The seatbelts are easy enough to add and when seen through the canopy glazing will make a dramatic change to your cockpit. This set is another great example of Eduard's craft at its finest. Highly recommended read more View the full article

New Review: German Heavy Tank Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger (Porsche Turret)

Sun, 2018-09-16 09:08
This is a new version of the King Tiger following up on the release of the Henschel version last year. My first impression was wow what a very well detailed kit. I did review this kit with the addition of the Interior set SPS-062 and Zimmerit Set SPS-060 so the picture will include parts not included in this kit. You can see my reviews of these on this site also. The set is very impressive with the amount of parts and detail included. The parts that would be cast metal on the real tank are well detailed and defined. The kit contains 10 sprues molded in tan styrene 1 lower hull 1 Photo Etch sheet 1 Clear Sprue 1 Metal gun barrel 1 sprue of rubber ploy caps 1 decal sheet 1 instruction booklet 1 Painting booklet in color A limited edition Map Construction: read more View the full article