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Question about decal sheets for 1:72 F-86 kits

Tue, 2018-07-17 15:06
Howdy-Doo Guys, Hey, I just ordered a 1:72 HOBBYBOSS F-86 off Amazon. It comes with German markings. Can anyone direct me to a sheet for USAF Sabres? Ciao Bella

Facebook Login Test

Tue, 2018-07-17 13:20
Hi, I am testing the ability to sign in using your Facebook account. If you already have an account on the Forums, you can setup Facebook logins via the 'Accounts Setting' menu. See the image attached... Eric

I neeed these...

Tue, 2018-07-17 11:25
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New Review: F-14D Tomcat- Part 2-Airframe and Weapon Construction

Mon, 2018-07-16 13:09
In part 1, (http://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/f-14d-tomcat-part-1-kit-review-cockpit-and-fuselage), we reviewed the changes that Tamiya did to the kit, built and assembled the cockpit/wheel wells, the wings were attached to the fuselage and the front of the fuselage was assembled. In this part, we'll button up the fuselage and attach the nose, get the intakes installed and prepare the kit for primer/paint. read more View the full article

Making seat belts with cloth tape

Mon, 2018-07-16 07:20
Added a page to my blog on making cloth seat belts for aircraft using fiberglass cloth tape. https://davidsscalemodels.com/tips-and-tricks/making-cloth-seat-belts-for-aircraft/

1/72 Pegasus Boulton Paul Balliol T2

Sun, 2018-07-15 11:10
This is a bagged early Pegasus kit. It comes in 12 injection molded parts and four white metal ones for the landing gear. The canopy is not bad, but a little grainy. No interior. You have to add that and blank off the front intake and the dorsal radiator opening, and make the gear doors from sheet plastic. They don't tell you to make the door for the radiator opening, but it shows in photos and is easy to make. The wings come in two parts each so you could do a folded wing naval version, but it makes getting the dihedral accurate a little dodgy if you don't. Markings are for an RAF machine flying out of Cottesmore in 1961.

KI-98. Somewhere in the Pacific.

Sun, 2018-07-15 06:28
This work I did during the New Year holiday.

New Review: The Spy Toolkit

Sun, 2018-07-15 00:58
The Spy Tool Kit is a great book! It covers the tools and weapons used by secret operating agents working behind the lines for both sides (Axis and Allied) during WWII. It covers the organizations involved, the agents themselves and their training as well as all manner of description of their tasks and goals. All the pictures and devices shown in this book are derived from the National Archive where many of the items are contained. The contents of the book are: read more View the full article

New Review: Spotlight On: Grumman F-14 Tom

Sun, 2018-07-15 00:28
Marcelo Riberiro's biography is displayed on the rear cover below. He is a 41 year old Brazilian journalist who specializes in digital and content marketing. Marcelo began creating aircraft profiles as a hobby in 2003 and has continued to this day where it is now his 'second' job. His favorite subjects are Cold War era aircraft from the Vietnam War to Desert Storm. The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft that first flew on December 21, 1970. The Tomcat requirement came after the collapse of the General Dynamics F-111B for the United States Navy. Designed to incorporate the air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War, 712 F-14s were produced with the primary users being the US Navy and the Iran Air Force. The US Navy retired the F-14 on 09/22/06 while the Tomcat remains in service in the Iranian Air Force. read more View the full article

PBM-5 Mariner Underwing torpedo racks

Sat, 2018-07-14 19:57
The Squadron/signal BM Mariner in action has an image of underwing torpedo racks fitted to a PB-5 Mariner on page 26. Does anyone else have any sources on what the racks actually look like? Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

Model Display Cases at the GJ VAMC

Sat, 2018-07-14 18:06
The Grand Junction Scale Modeller's Society has been around since the 1970s. At one time, there were 30-40 members in the club, but now we are down to about 10 or so. Even though most of our members are older, we still build numerous models. Once in a great while--when we can afford to--we hold a model show and contest. We get entries from all over the southwest US when we hold one, but a couple of years ago we lost our show venue (building) and have been searching for a new venue ever since. These two display cases (photos below) are our permanent exhibit at the Grand Junction (CO) VA Medical Center, one of the best VA hospitals in the VA system. The cases are both on the second floor of the hospital, in very prominent spots. The first cabinet has recently been updated with several new models of the Viet Nam and the Middle East eras, due to a request from VA management. The second display case contains car models built specifically for inclusion in the case. Our local veterans seem to really enjoy the displays, and we have received several positive comments on our models and themes from the vets and staff. Our donated M42 Duster (thanks to Mark Aldrich) is now on display in a prominent spot on "The Nam" shelf.

New Review: Ford GT: Then and Now

Sat, 2018-07-14 07:49
Veloce Publishing's mission is to "provide books of the highest quality in terms of content, accuracy, presentation, subject range and reader satisfaction to discerning automotive enthusiasts around the world." Ford GT: Then and Now fulfills this mission with a book full of large, clear, high quality photos printed on nice, semi-gloss paper. Ford GT: Then and Now is a photographic history of the Ford GT, starting with the Lola forerunners to the original Ford GT MK I race car in 1964, and continues with the Ford MK II, through the MK IV and J car. The book was first published in June 2006 and this edition is a reprint from June 2017. Unfortunately, the book does not cover the third generation Ford GT currently raced by the Ford racing team in the IMSA GT Le Mans series. read more View the full article

New Review: Eduard Riders in the Sky 1944

Sat, 2018-07-14 00:42
Eduard's extensive new "Riders in the Sky 1944' B-24 coastal command Liberator Special Edition comes packed to the gills with extras. Besides the two new sprues, photoetch, and standard Hasegawa B-24D kit. you get a book full of photos and information, though the wording in mine was in Czech(There is an English translation available in PDF format). You get an Eduard print of the cover image on the box that it all comes in. Construction The main kit here is the venerable B-24D by Hasegawa. The following link will give you a review of the standard kit. http://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/liberator-mk-iiiv-coastal-command. read more View the full article

Schedule grid and seminar schedule pdf issues

Fri, 2018-07-13 21:25
I tried to open the convention schedule grid. The nebula.wsimg.something or other link was not working. Also tried to open the link for the seminar schedule pdf file, and that failed also. It might just be a temporary problem, but I'm trying to make some plans, and I can't until I see the schedules. Dave Koopman

New Review: Steel Storage Locker

Thu, 2018-07-12 16:55
Hauler continues it releases of wonderful diorama and vignette pieces with set 35105 which includes all the parts needed to make two lockers. Not foot lockers, think lockers like gyms and high school. The set comes as a single photoetch sheet consisting of twelve parts in brass. Construction takes good folds so I grabbed my Hold and Fold and set out to build it up. The first set of folds is to the four outer walls and top. These fold to make the body of the lockers. I glued the seam tight and moved on to the next step. You fold a front lip to the top divider. This is added to the vertical divider and this slid into the locker frame from the bottom. I used a Glue Looper and thin CA to secure. The bottom was added and same way and secured. read more View the full article

Question about Ejection Seats in F-5Es

Thu, 2018-07-12 13:56
What model ejection seat was fitted to the F-5Es?

F-35A pilot figure needed

Thu, 2018-07-12 10:43
I am in need of an F-35A pilot figure, in 1:48th scale, for my Meng aircraft that I am trying to get done for Nationals! Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!

Revell '41 Willy's "Demon II"

Thu, 2018-07-12 07:32
I needed something that's going to go a little smooth for me so I've decided to take on another "Demon II" project. I'll be taking the original gasser idea and slamming it to the ground for more of a Pro Street look. Paint scheme will be the original Street Demons theme with the flames on the sides. Here we go:

New Review: Fieseler Fi-156 Storch Cockpit Accessories (Academy Kit)

Thu, 2018-07-12 00:49
History: The Fieseler Fi-156 "Storch" was one of the first STOL aircraft developed for military use. Appearing first in 1935, it went into Luftwaffe service in 1937, and served throughout World War II, both in the Luftwaffe, and in the armed forces of Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Rumania, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. In addition, they were also manufactured in Czechoslovakia and France, where production continued after the war. Many postwar models had different engines, and some wartime models are still flying. Some Fi-156's were captured by the Allies, and were used by the Americans, British, and French. read more View the full article