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Detailing for B-17, SR-71, C-141, Su-57, Il-86 etc.

Sat, 2020-04-25 03:37
Selling the last released (April 2020) detailing sets of Metallic Details: - Turbochargers for aircraft model B-17 (Revell/Monogram) in scale 1/48 - $14.85 Set contains resin parts for detailing engine turbochargers (for external engine nacelles - 2 pcs; for internal engine nacelles - 2 pcs). - Engines for aircraft model B-17 (Revell/Monogram) in scale 1/48 - $70.95 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing engines, engine hoods, branch pipes of turbochargers. - Detailing set for engine "Pratt & Whitney R-2800" in scale 1/48 - $13.65 Set contains resin parts to build 1 engine "Pratt & Whitney R-2800". - Detailing set for engine "Wright R-1820 Cyclone late" in scale 1/48 - $11.25 Set contains resin and photoetched parts to build 1 engine "Wright R-1820 Cyclone" (late modification). - Jet nozzles for aircraft model SR-71 Blackbird (Revell/Monogram, Italeri) in scale 1/72 - $30.25 Sets contain resin parts for detailing of jet nozzles. - Inlet cones for aircraft model SR-71 Blackbird (Revell/Monogram, Italeri) in scale 1/72 - $25.85 Sets contain resin parts for detailing of inlet cones. - Exterior for aircraft model C-141 (Anigrand) in scale 1/72 - $58.30 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for exterior detailing. - Detailing set for aircraft model Su-57 (Zvezda) in scale 1/72 - $13.10 Set contains photoetched parts for detailing the interior and exterior of the aircraft. - Exterior for aircraft model Il-86 (Zvezda) in scale 1/144 - $20.00 Set contains photoetching and resin (landing lights of front landing gear) parts for exterior detailing. - U.S. Army camp tent in scale 1/72 - $46.20 1 pcs. No Assembly required. - Fascines in scale 1/72 - $16.10 Set contains resin parts. 6 fascines 3 sizes: high (2 pcs), medium (2 pcs), low (2 pcs).

The Man from the Sky

Fri, 2020-04-24 23:27
Took this kit out of the pile as it's something different. I don't have any Mad Max on my shelves...until now. This is a 1/4 scale Gyro Captain from Sean Kyle Studios. It came signed and with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Mine is #6. It comes in about 5 parts. There are a bubble or two. But all in all a nicely done kit. One thing tho - there looks like a little blob of flash in the bag of parts. DON'T throw it out! It's actually his cigar!! LOL. If I have to find one thing to critique it would be the auto-gyro's propeller. It looks to be cut out of thin sheet styrene. The cutting was a little uneven, but the main problem was I couldn't straighten it out. It had a little bend it it that was there to stay. It was no problem at all to cut a new one out of slightly thicker styrene, making both blades the same. The sculpt is a very good likeness of the actor Bruce Spence. I started out by priming, and then started laying in the base coat. There were a few images online that I thought made him have a pasty appearance. So the paint went on a little light. Later on I saw other images that showed him with more "color." I'll address that later. While that was drying, I turned my attention to the propeller. As was said it was shaped a little wonky, but the big problem was the curve in the styrene. I was no problem to draw and cut out another. Turning back to the bust I added a little more depth to the colors, tanned him up and gave the engine base a metallic shine. Then I decided that the craft would have minimal care, and after seeing a how to about busted up metal I tried that on the engine. The other thing I was going to do was paint a nice wood grain on the propeller. But I found one image that showed it well, and no wood grain. It was colored black and a dark red. So that's the way I went. A little gloss to the goggles, and eyes and I was done. Thanks for looking.

Online Clubs?

Thu, 2020-04-23 09:02
Are there any online only IPMS clubs or clubs with a healthy online component? I'm interested not only because of the current pandemic threat, but also because I'm not physically near any club. I'd like to just meet up with some model makers and talk about what we're doing these days. An hour or so on a video chat would be fun - just to see people and swap some build stories. I work from home, so I do a lot of video meetings already. Occasionally having one about something fun would be great! Is there anything like that currently? If not, is anyone interested in one?

Trying to find USS Reliant info

Wed, 2020-04-22 17:37
Managed to pickup Polar Lights 1/1000 USS Reliant kit at an auction really cheap. Since I got so cheap I bought the Polar Lights Aztec decal set for the kit. Had hope the decal set would give a better paint guide, no such luck. Kit instructions say to paint the kit white but I'm not sure that's the right color, I'm thinking something more on the lines of off white. Also, looking at some photos of the ship online the recommended colors don't quite match up. Anyone know of a good site for the color scheme for the ship or how they painted the kit? Thanks, Eric

The Nerds of Neon Have Seen the Signs!

Wed, 2020-04-22 12:45

Revell, 1/80, Northrup Scorpion, circa 1955

Tue, 2020-04-21 19:13
This is the 1955 Revell 1/80 Northrup Scorpion. Always liked the look of this plane. For as old as it is, it went together pretty well. All I did was remove the decal locators. The panel lines were finely engraved, so I left them. The kit decals were badly yellowed, so I could only use a few of them, so the markings are whatever I was able to cobble together from my extras. I found the little scorpion decal in my stash. I figured it would look good and it does, at least I think so.

Pz. Kpfw. T-70 743(r)

Mon, 2020-04-20 13:16
I've always liked the Soviet Light Tanks, especially the angled ones like T-30, 40, 60 and T-70. I picked up this kit last year at a swap meet for $10. I already had the Aber PE set because I used the bins for the SU-76i. The kit bins are pretty bare so I just left them off. I found a photo in German service with missing bins as reference. $10 kit. Aber PE and Jordi Rubio Barrel. The barrel cost more than the kit. I believe theses really are some of the smallest parts I have ever worked with.

2020 BANQUET: What are the vegetarian options?

Sun, 2020-04-19 18:45
As stated...what are the buffet's vegetarian options?