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Bristol Beaufighter Mk VI - Malta

Tue, 2018-03-27 19:32
Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter, PE cockpit, Resin wheels, Resin exhausts, Resin rockets/rails, LF Camo masks, Hataka paint, AK wash, aftermarket decals.

Bristol Beaufighter - malta

Tue, 2018-03-27 19:32
Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter, PE cockpit, Resin wheels, Resin exhausts, Resin rockets/rails, LF Camo masks, Hataka paint, AK wash, aftermarket decals.

Lockheed P-38J - Pacific Theater

Tue, 2018-03-27 19:22
Hasegawa P-38J with PE cockpit, Resin wheels, Resin superchargers, Resin Air scoops and intakes. Resin gun barrels, aftermarket decals, AK metalizer.

T-40 Amphibious Light Tank

Tue, 2018-03-27 12:40
Just finished this fun little kit. HobbyBoss 1/35 T-40 Additional images can be found here:> T-40 Amphibious Tank

New Review: Hauler 1/72 T-80 Photoetch Set

Tue, 2018-03-27 00:57
Hauler produces photo-etched and resin upgrade sets for armored fighting vehicles (AFVs), airplanes, cars, railway vehicles, and dioramas. They also produce a few resin kits. Their products are in most of the common scale sizes, 1/72, 1/48, and 1/35, but they also produce a number of other items in common railroad hobbyist scales. The kit for this review is a small set of photoetch designed to upgrade Revell's 1/72 T-80 kit. The most obvious pieces of photoetch parts in this kit are designed to replace the plastic grills over the engine and exhaust, as well as the side skirts covering the lower portion of the tank's hull. However, there are also parts to replace the stowage basket on the turret, the commander's machine gun mount and ammo box, as well as the headlight mounts and covers. In all, there are 25 parts included on one small sheet of photo-etch and a small set of instructions in the package. read more View the full article

New Review: Aircraft Clear Display Stand

Mon, 2018-03-26 23:49
Minicraft recently released a second decal scheme for their Beech Bonanza F-33 kit. Along with the Bonanza model, this display stand was looking for a home and a kind word on the IPMS Review Corps list. This stand is packaged in an industrial strength clear plastic bag with a cardboard fold-over label stapled to the bag top. There are four parts of clear plastic, attached to the sprue with somewhat discrete attachment stubs. With care the parts can be removed with minimal stub marks left. These can be polished out, or the base can be painted. The parts fit easily together. The vertical shaft slides into the round base and fits securely without glue. This shaft can be cut down to any desired length. Make sure you insert the solid end of the shaft into the base. The top has a hole drilled for the ball joint. Remember this also if shortening the shaft. I left mine as is. read more View the full article

New Review: Ammo Paint Brushes

Mon, 2018-03-26 20:38
Here is the description from Ammo's website: "The Synthetic Brush range made of high-quality fibers, offers great spring and color carrying capacity, making them an excellent option to paint medium and large areas of our models. The ideal brush for working with military vehicles, aircraft, groundwork, and all manner of scale models. Thanks to the fine point, smaller sizes are also suitable for detail painting. They are solvent-resistant and can be used with any paint type including acrylics, enamels, and oils. These are heavy duty brushes at a very economic price, making them a great option for all types of painting and weathering techniques and tasks. Both round and flat shapes can be used to apply washes, filters, pigments, splashes, mud, and a wide range of weathering effects." read more View the full article

New Review: Stony Steppe Diorama Grass Mat

Mon, 2018-03-26 20:31
This product is a premade diorama grass mat that represents the steppe region of Russia. A steppe is a vast area which is usually a level grassy, treeless tract of land. This mat's measurement are 5 inches by 9 inches, or 130mm by 230mm to our metric speaking friends. The mat is packaged nicely in a plastic, hanging container with a paper backing slid in and stapled. There is some grass and stones that came lose in shipping that make it look a little messy. This loose debris can be glued back onto the mat with a little white glue with very little effort. There are two colors of grasses represented, plus what looks like little tuffs of cactus needle fuzz. The different sizes of rocks look like the walnut kitty litter my cat uses but represents rocks very well. There also are some areas of little, light green speckles that appear to be moss. read more View the full article

Nice and neat vs utter chaos

Sun, 2018-03-25 21:35
This may be a duplicate post. Paint is neat and work bench is utter chaos.

Nice and neat vs utter chaos

Sun, 2018-03-25 20:18
My pains are nice and organized My workbench is another story! .

Hasegawa P-47D bubble top

Sun, 2018-03-25 20:09
Here is Hasegawa's 1/48 P-47D bubble top. PE cockpit, resin wheels, resin drop tanks. One of these days I will get a good NMF plane!

Eduard's Po I16

Sun, 2018-03-25 20:00
Here is Eduard's 1/48 scale Po I16 with PE cockpit, resin wheels, resin exhausts, AK paint.

Eduard's La-7

Sun, 2018-03-25 19:51
Here is the finished build of Eduard's(Gavia) La-7. PE cockpit, resin wheels, resin exhausts, AK paint.

New Review: MikroMir German type UB-1 submarine

Sun, 2018-03-25 18:15
Reviewer's Comments: read more View the full article

All my builds in one location

Sun, 2018-03-25 07:15
I post my builds on many websites and have galleries on a few as well. Since I typically build 10-15 models a year I decided to make a blog style website so that I have all the information and photo's in one location. The website is: https://davidsscalemodels.com/ So now if you follow one of my builds or see a completed build here and would like to see previous builds you can visit my website and see them. This website will also serve as a source of my methods that I use. An example would be on making recognition lights on aircraft look realistic. ( see https://davidsscalemodels.com/tips-and-tricks/recognition-lights/ ) Finally it gives me a source to link the photo's of my posts here without relying on third party websites that may have changes. (Like when photobucket changed their policies) Please take a few moments and check out my site and feel free to let me know what you think. Thanks. Photo link test:

Water Paint

Sat, 2018-03-24 17:40
IRecently got some tubes of water paint. I am going to use the water paint to make a wash for NMF. What is the ratio of water paint/water/detergent to make the wash? Thanks.

Hawker Typhoon conversion into a Tornado

Sat, 2018-03-24 14:44
This was a relatively simple conversion using the Maintrack Productions conversion, # 72/34. You get a sheet of instructions and a solid resin fuselage with a square hole in it for a cockpit, a prop and an acetate vacu-formed canopy/turtleback. The detail is minimal. The rather prominent exhaust stacks are kind of mushy in appearance, so I replaced them with ones from the spares box. The bottom of the part looked like someone had shot it repeatedly with birdshot, it being covered in small and medium holes. The small ones were too small for putty, so I just tried primer. That filled some, but not all. I then used Tamiya filler/primer and it got most. The larger ones I had to use putty. There were a series of fill, sand, prime, fill more, sand, prime operations, but I still missed a few. Oh well. You use the wings from the Airfix kit, but need to remove the cannon bulges on the top and the bomb racks on the bottom and fill the resulting holes. You also need to fill the holes where the cannons would be mounted as neither of the two prototypes was ever armed. You use the kit's elevators and landing gear, but you are told to make new gear doors from sheet plastic as the ones in the kit are quite thick. You are also advised to box in the open wheel wells. Then you need to cut the canopy to fit, which is tricky as there are no demarcation lines on the part at all. I cut down the kit's pilot and seat to fit so he would fill up some of the space under the canopy as there was nothing else in there. It's a kit of a rare bird that probably would not have done well as the Vulture engine proved itself underpowered and unreliable in other aircraft.

Shark Man

Sat, 2018-03-24 14:28
Hey Gang, I picked up this bust a few years ago at a JerseyFest (or was it Resintopia). Anyway, he hung around the shelf just in primer long enuff. I did the squiggles for under the skin, and a few stripes later I called it done. Thanks for looking.

Scale Model Index?

Sat, 2018-03-24 13:03
Just tried to visit Tony Matteliano's Scale Model Index and no go. Anyone know what's happened?

Another Useful iPhone App for Modelers is …

Fri, 2018-03-23 18:26
… Color Query Pro. You can: - Use camera to capture color from object. - Query color and compare to twelve standard palettes;: - Pantone - RAL Classic - HKS K - NCS - Sherwin-Williams - BEHR - Valspar - 日本の色の一覧 Colors of Japan - Federal Standard 595 - HTML - Material Design - Wikipedia. - Query color by number or name. - Mix and match color in RGB, HSB or CMYK colorspaces. - Use sliders to adjust color. - Get RGB with #hex, HSB and CMYK numbers. Enter #hex code directly to see a color. - Save up to 25 color samples over five sample palettes. Rotate through the palettes with the toggle button. On top of all that, it's free! From the App Store. Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.