Miscellaneous

Reviews of products for scale miscellaneous models.

The Marmo Method Modelbuilding Guide #6 – Building the Williams Bros. 1/72 scale Curtiss C-46A Commando

Published: May 5th, 2018     
The Marmo Method Modelbuilding Guide #6 – Building the Williams Bros. 1/72 scale Curtiss C-46A Commando
Author: Richard Marmo
Reviewed by: Paul Mahoney, IPMS# 8943
Company: Richard Marmo

Richard Marmo's name might be familiar to many IPMSer's... he is one of the founding members of the club, and is in fact IPMS Membership #2 !!

This is #6 in his series of ePublications, and the first I have had the pleasure to read (and review). Available in several different formats, including ePub and PDF (see links above), this is an 89 page, highly detailed description of how Richard built (for commission) the 1/72nd scale C-46 kit produced by Williams Brothers.

Note: There are several ways to obtain this publication - Barnes and Noble (ePub ONLY) or via smashwords. I have listed both url's below:

Ammo Varnishes

Published: April 3rd, 2018     
Ammo Varnishes
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Company: Ammo by Mig Jimenez

Sealing the paint before decals and weathering a model is an important step in preventing damage the base coat. Ammo by Mig Jimenez has released a line of acrylic varnishes (finishes) that are easy to use and are nontoxic. Here is the description from their catalog:

The 101st Airborne in Normandy, June 1944

Published: March 31st, 2018     
The 101st Airborne in Normandy, June 1944
Author: Yves Buffetaut
Reviewed by: Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Company: Casemate Publishing

Summary

This book is a photo essay of the 101st Airborne in Normandy from D-Day through early July 1944. The first of Casemate's Illustrated series, the book has many black-and-white and color photographs, colored vehicle profiles, color photos of key participants, and colored maps. Written descriptions of the 101st units and movements accompany the many photos. The text is fairly brief, and is not meant to be a complete written description of the activities of the 101st. Most of the information is contained in photographs, captions, and more detailed "In profile" articles.

Ammo by Mig Jimenez One Shot Primer

Published: March 31st, 2018     
Ammo by Mig Jimenez One Shot Primer
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Scale: NA
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

Ammo by Mig Jimenez has released a new line of primers that are formulated to be applied in one layer or "One Shot" as the bottle says. Ammo says this is formulated with a high gripping power that is self-leveling. They come in larger 60 ml bottle. It can be sanded after drying for 24 hours, does not need thinning, is non-toxic and has a no drip cap. I must not be pouring it incorrectly, because I had a lot of drips, then it splattered when I closed the lid. I wish it came in eye-dropper style bottle like their paint does. I tested the black #2023 and the grey #2024.

Oilbrushers

Published: March 29th, 2018     
Oilbrushers
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Scale: NA
Company: Ammo by Mig Jimenez

Ammo by Mig Jimenez has developed a line of oil paints that are already thinned and come in a clear bottle with a brush attached to the cap. Here is their description for these oilbrusher:

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