Miscellaneous

Reviews of products for scale miscellaneous models.

Gunze Sangyo Mr Paint Station

Published: April 20th, 2011     
Gunze Sangyo Mr Paint Station
Reviewed by: Tom Jett, IPMS# 46082
Company: Gunze Sangyo

When I saw the review list and "Mr Paint Station" and "Gunze" I was thinking this could be cool. In reality it's not exactly what the name implies. What Mr Paint Station is actually is a holding device for painting. What you get in cellophane bag are four 3" x 5" "boxes" that are built so that the corrugation is facing out. These open corrugations then allow you to place toothpicks or other thin holding clamps you may have, into them to hold parts while they dry or perhaps when you paint them.

The cellophane bag shows that Gunze may produce a set of holding sticks that are meant to insert into the corrugation, none are supplied in the Mr Paint Station package. Unfortunately I can't read Japanese, so I don't know what their actual product name is or how much they cost.

Lacking the Gunze holding stick, I tried toothpicks which do work but don't provide a secure hold given they have a smaller diameter than the corrugation. In my opinion, as primarily an armor builder, this item is best served to hold road wheels while paint dries or you weather them, or perhaps to fashion a holding jig.

Adjustable Stand for Model Aircraft and Collectibles

Published: April 20th, 2011     
Adjustable Stand for Model Aircraft and Collectibles
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Company: Flightpose

One of the long time problems modelers have had is what to do if they want to pose an aircraft in flight- after all, that's their natural habitat, in the air. Another problem we modelers have had is how to show off the underside of our exquisitely detailed airplanes or the like while they sit on their gear.

Model Art Modeling Magazine, #816, March 2011

Published: April 19th, 2011     
Model Art Modeling Magazine, #816, March 2011
Reviewed by: Scott Hollingshead, IPMS# 34786
Company: Model Art

The March publication of Model Art Modeling Magazine focuses on Formula 1 racing with several articles filling the first sixty-three pages of this issue. The magazine also includes new kit reviews, modeling tips, and new kit and item releases. As is typical for Model Art, the magazine measures 182mm by 258mm (about 71/8 by 101/8 inches), and is printed on thick, glossy paper. The production quality is high with these magazines, and just over half of it is printed in color with black and white pages interspersed throughout of the issue. Just in case this is the first review of a Model Art magazine that you are reading, understand that the entire magazine is printed in Japanese with only an occasional English subtitle for those of us who are monolingual, or are just unable to read Japanese text.

Model Art Modeling Magazine, #818, April 2011

Published: April 19th, 2011     
Model Art Modeling Magazine, #818, April 2011
Reviewed by: Scott Hollingshead, IPMS# 4786
Company: Model Art

The April publication of Model Art Modeling Magazine focuses on the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force aircraft in 2021, air defense power after ten years, with several articles on this topic filling the first fifty-five pages of this issue. The magazine also includes new kit reviews, modeling tips, and new kit and item releases. As is typical for Model Art, the magazine measures 182mm by 258mm (about 71/8 by 101/8 inches), and is printed on thick, glossy paper. The production quality is high with these magazines, and just over half of it is printed in color with black and white pages interspersed throughout of the issue. Just in case this is the first review of a Model Art magazine that you are reading, understand that the entire magazine is printed in Japanese with only an occasional English subtitle for those of us who are monolingual, or are just unable to read Japanese text.

1940 Le Soldat Francais Vol 2 - France 1940 Army Catalog Uniforms, Equipments, Weapons, and Insignia

Published: March 22nd, 2011     
1940 Le Soldat Francais Vol 2 - France 1940 Army Catalog Uniforms, Equipments, Weapons, and Insignia
Author: Olivier Bellec
Reviewed by: Marc K. Blackburn, IPMS# 42892
Company: Histoire and Collections

Seventy-one years after the French capitulated to the Wehrmacht in the summer of 1940 the French Army still seems to the butt of jokes. Regardless, the campaign still generates a great deal of interest in the academic and hobby community. With Tamiya's release of the Char B1bis and the UE Armored Carrier, there is still a tremendous amount of interest in the modeling community for French subjects.

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