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Arizona 1916

Tue, 2020-06-16 16:58
Here is the last of three works I've started over the years, and finally got around to painting. The mounted figure I did about ten years ago and started working on the setting figure sometime later. Both figures are made out of recycled plastics. Most of the mounted figure is from an old HP printer case. There is a howto in this forum and I'll leave a link if anyone is interested.

Best Hawker Hurricane Mk I

Mon, 2020-06-15 19:46
Looking to start a new model to celebrate the Battle of Britain. Whats the best Hurricane in 1/32nd scale and also in 1/48th scale? Thanks!!

Hobby Boss 1/48 F-14B for a good friend

Mon, 2020-06-15 09:58
Hi all, A good friend of mine, Mr. Tomcat, loves the VF-32 #162916, as it sat after her last cruse, loaded with 6 missiles (AIM-54C) so I decided to build it for him. I am just starting this one and it has a long way to go, no sanding or filling yet and the HUD section is just there for pics. All tips and hints are welcome, I plan to update pics of progress weekly, I can work on projects on the weekend at this time. Thanks

A gift Build for a friend. Tamiya ABRAMS M1A2

Mon, 2020-06-15 09:43
Hi all, I built this about a year back, it was for a friend that served our country and operated one of these. It was originally going to be a clean desert scheme but, I wanted to make it special for him, Hope you like. It was my first real attempt at a diorama. Any feedback is always welcome. Thanks,


Mon, 2020-06-15 09:20
IPMS/USA History Project What do you know about the early days of your Society? The good, the bad and the ugly. Local chapters and national. How did it start...who was involved...would you like to know where the bodies are buried? I'm going to try to answer those questions and more. Despite the fact that I'm a founding member, I don't have all the answers, memories and documents...though I have a heckuva lot of'em. But this project is too big for one person. I need your help. Drop me a line...or a lot of them...to my email at tennexican@gmail.com and let me know what memories or other material you have. I'll see if we can get the ball rolling. In fact it's already started, but you won't know this until you see the first installment of the monster in an upcoming Journal. Remember, this is your Society's history and it'd be a shame to let it vanish. Richard Marmo IPMS/USA #2


Sat, 2020-06-13 14:02
This is one of the Reaper Bone Miniatures, Yeti Shaman, primed with Vallejo Black Primer, block painted with Vallejo and shaded with oils. A fun paint!

Ice Fairie

Sat, 2020-06-13 13:58
This is one of the Reaper miniatures, Joy the Ice Fairie. I primed with Tamiya Fine White, bock painted with MSP Color and Vallejo and shaded with oils. A fun figure to paint.

National Museum of Naval Aviation Facebook live events

Fri, 2020-06-12 08:17
I this age of closed museums and social distancing, the National Museum of Naval Aviation has begun a series of Facebook Live events. They stream live at 1100CT every Thursday. This week's event was about the restoration team, and was led by the museum director, Captain Gillam. https://www.facebook.com/events/3682874228405702/ Next week's event will be about the P5M Marlin and I've heard it will be led by IPMS member Kim Sheldon. (Several of us either work there or are volunteers) Check them out: https://www.facebook.com/NavalAviationMuseum

Airfix Robins

Thu, 2020-06-11 18:44
My wife Janine lost her battle to cancer three months ago. These birds were a project she had started and I decided to do my best to finish it for her. She was asked by a doctor if she had one wish what would it be, she answered "to take a walk and see the swans and birds again" I in no way come anywhere near the talent she had , but just thought they should be finished.

Back in the saddle

Thu, 2020-06-11 12:54
Hello all from Fort Worth, TX, I have been back into scale modeling for a few years now and have realized, there is no 12 step program that will cure this blessed illness. Looking forward to getting to know y'all and learning new things in this wonderful hobby of ours. I started building in the '70's as a kid and I wish I still had my dauntless, from when I was 9, I painted orange bombs and "Tinted" the cockpit. LOL Oh the fun... Good to be here, back in the saddle again... Thanks,

Milicast, resin, 1/76, Crusader gun tractor

Thu, 2020-06-11 11:54
A great example of recycling. Approx. 200 obsolete Crusader tanks were re-purposed as prime movers for the 17 pounder AT gun. Many more were intended to be built, but the mounting of the 17 pdr and "77mm" gun in self-propelled mountings made them unnecessary. It's a typical Milicast kit with lots of detail, almost to the point that I think they sometimes overreach themselves as some detail is "mushy" and there is a lot of flash and many pin holes and voids to fill. Close up photography make these pretty obvious. I had to replace the kit's headlights and guards as they were full of flash and bubbles. However, it builds up into a nice replica all the same. All the stowage came in the kit, which went a long way to concealing many of those pin holes. It's posed with a Matchbox 17pdr in the last photo to show it in its "natural environment".

Return from near 30yrs away

Wed, 2020-06-10 21:45
Hello from Miami Shores, stared out with MPC, Monogram and Revell kits. Graduated to Tamiya. Not so good at painting and decals. Now discovered airbrushing. Need a lot of practice. I am so glad I found this forum.

Newbie Academy AH-1Z Build

Tue, 2020-06-09 22:25
This is my attempt at the Academy AH -1Z. The added pictures are pretty late in the construction and paint. I found this forum looking for reference on the door hinges, exhaust and under wing ordinance. Please do not be to harsh as this is only my second attempt after a near 30 year layoff.

The Duke's Kubel from the Gotha

Tue, 2020-06-09 21:09
This little model was included in the Gotha kit from Italeri, but I'm calling it a completed model since it is a little model. I finished this up and made it almost unweathered since it was being transported to some staff officer in the Gotha: There it is. It is tiny and probably all of twelve parts but a model nonetheless. I had fun building that one, it brought back great memories. Thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.

The Duke Finishes Two Aircraft

Tue, 2020-06-09 21:00
Amazingly enough, I was only able to finish three models during this whole stay-at-home order during the past few months. I am finally able to get these posted. One is armor and will be posted there, but since it also came in the same box as one of these aircraft, I'm showing it here with that aircraft. I'll start with my Hasegawa Israeli F-16I Sufa in 1/72 scale: Next is the ancient Italeri German Go-244 Gotha transport aircraft in 1/72 scale: You can see the rear opens and closes. This is why: it comes with this little Kubelwagen kit as a load: More detailed shots of the Kubel will be in the armor section. Meanwhile, thanks for looking in here, comments are welcome.


Tue, 2020-06-09 14:05
Sorry people let me introduce myself its des from the uk. A modeller since the age of ten and will build anything. Currently building a 32nd scale skyraider my favourite aircraft. Working as a mental health nurse over here wo modelling gives my brain a rest. So there you a brief intro to me happy modelling everyone


Tue, 2020-06-09 11:06
Hi guys and dolls I am desperate to find a conversion kit for the 32nd two seat skyraider unfortunately the one available by fisher models has gone out of business. This is the only skyraider that is not in my collection so I am hoping someone has one stashed that they are willing to sell thanks in advance. Des

We tried our best but it was not to be

Mon, 2020-06-08 07:00
But sadly MA Publications publishers of Scale Aviation Modeller International, Model Aircraft Monthly , Scale Military Modeller international and the Datafile range of books, will not be able to attend the Nationals in San Marcos. Breaking our 24 year record of supporting the IPMS US Nationals . Last week British Airways cancelled our flights to Austin and with the US border still closed and a 14 day quarantine on our return to the UK the odds have just been stacked to heavily against us. I hope that the boys and girls from Texas can make it work or as a minimum stay viable so they can do another Nationals in the future. Their organisation and communication has been first rate among what must be a very challenging time for them. They deserved better and I am truly gutted for them. Stay safe and I hope we will be back bigger and better in Las Vegas 2021.

Prepping Brass PE for Paint

Sun, 2020-06-07 22:39
Continuing work on the Tamiya P-51D which will wind up being an F-6D. I'm having trouble getting enamel to stick to some of the Eduard brass PE pieces. Do any of you have a suggestion on how to get paint to stick to it? Enamel just wipes off even after drying for several hours.

The Smoking Caterpillar

Sat, 2020-06-06 18:28
Forever on the lookout for something different, this was a kit that caught my eye. Similar to, but not exactly like some animated movie.