Miscellaneous

Reviews of products for scale miscellaneous models.

Adhesive Detail & Marking Film Red

Published: April 21st, 2011     
Adhesive Detail & Marking Film Red
Reviewed by: Roger Rasor, IPMS# 34117
Company: Hasegawa

Editor's note: This product comes in a variety of colors www.hasegawausa.com/accessories.html

Most model builders think of useful small hobby tools when they hear someone say TRITOOL. However, this TRITOOL item is a fundamental building material for use in scratch building, customizing or finishing models. It is a unique self-adhesive sheet of thin pre-finished foil (film) that is intended to replicate red finishes on aircraft or other models (other primary colors are available, such as white, black, yellow, orange, blue, etc.). The package contains one 90mm x 200mm sheet of material that has a red semi-gloss finish. It appears to be the correct color for reproducing a Japanese Hinomaru.

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.