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Bad Fairy

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:43
This little figure has been unbuilt on my shelf seemingly forever. It's Freebooter's Bad Fairy. I took one of my orchid mounts where the plant unfortunately died, and used it as a "nest" for the fairy. Everything was painted with Vallejo acrylics - except for the Wings where I used Green Stuff World's Chameleon Colors. Thanks for looking.

Gretings from Marcin (Świdnica Poland)

Wed, 2018-09-19 03:14
Hello all, My name is Marcin (Martin), i come from a small town of Swidnica in Poland. I am forty-one years old. Swidnica is a city in which the most famous pilot of the First World War was raised, Manfred Rihthofen "Red Baron". I live shortly from his home. I've been modeling myself forever because my dad built models when I was little, and then I did them with him. I belong to the oldest modeling club in Poland, IPMS Swidnica, established in 1982. I deal with modeling, mainly aviation. The planes of the "Red Baron" do not interest me completely, that is why I built the model of his Foker Dr1 airplane. I am most passionate about the history of American air races and I am building models of aviation "golden age" racing aircraft. I signed up for your forum to sometimes get help in looking for photos and information about American racing aircraft. In Poland, it is very difficult because we do not have this subject in people. I have contact with a man with similar interests from Sweden and Germany. I am now looking for support at the source or in America. I bought a few books about the aviation history I am interested in. Based on them when building models and what I can find on the internet. Here are my current models of racing aircraft (scale 1/32): Now I'm working on a new model it will be a Keith Rider R-6 “Eight ball”. I build the model from scratch, but I miss chassis photos and cabin equipment. maybe you can help me, maybe you have some pictures or drawings. The plane has survived to our times in the museum, unfortunately I do not know any person who could take pictures of these elements, and the museum is reluctant. Workshop link: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/76856-keith-rider-r-6-eight-ball-1938-132-scale-scratch/&page=1 Best regards Marcin

Gretings from Marcin

Wed, 2018-09-19 03:14
Hello all, My name is Marcin (Martin), i come from a small town of Swidnica in Poland. I am forty-one years old. Swidnica is a city in which the most famous pilot of the First World War was raised, Manfred Rihthofen "Red Baron". I live shortly from his home. I've been modeling myself forever because my dad built models when I was little, and then I did them with him. I belong to the oldest modeling club in Poland, IPMS Swidnica, established in 1982. I deal with modeling, mainly aviation. The planes of the "Red Baron" do not interest me completely, that is why I built the model of his Foker Dr1 airplane. I am most passionate about the history of American air races and I am building models of aviation "golden age" racing aircraft. I signed up for your forum to sometimes get help in looking for photos and information about American racing aircraft. In Poland, it is very difficult because we do not have this subject in people. I have contact with a man with similar interests from Sweden and Germany. I am now looking for support at the source or in America. I bought a few books about the aviation history I am interested in. Based on them when building models and what I can find on the internet. Here are my current models of racing aircraft (scale 1/32): Now I'm working on a new model it will be a Keith Rider R-6 “Eight ball”. I build the model from scratch, but I miss chassis photos and cabin equipment. maybe you can help me, maybe you have some pictures or drawings. The plane has survived to our times in the museum, unfortunately I do not know any person who could take pictures of these elements, and the museum is reluctant. Workshop link: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/76856-keith-rider-r-6-eight-ball-1938-132-scale-scratch/&page=1 Best regards Marcin

New Review: Blanc Mont Ridge 19

Tue, 2018-09-18 00:26
Illustrated by Graham Turner, and authored by Romain Cansiere and Ed Gilbert, this publication is available in two versions. The paperback version, # 9781472824967, is priced at $24.00, and the eBook (PDF) version, # 9781472824943, is priced at $19.20. Osprey offers 25% off if both versions are purchased. Mr. Turner has illustrated a number of publications for Osprey and specializes in the medieval period. His work with scenes of battle highlight the uniforms and weaponry of the battle and of the historical age, are exquisite in detail, and add drama to the publication. Figure painters and modelers will find the artwork of great value. Ed Gilbert has authored books for Osprey's Warrior Series, Battle Orders Series and Campaign Series. Romain Cansiere concentrates on the history of the US Marine Corps. He has co-authored an award-winning book entitled, "Tanks in Hell-A Marine Corps Tank Company on Tarawa. read more View the full article

TIE Predator

Mon, 2018-09-17 22:06
Another TIE fighter from the Star Wars world, Wookiepedia says: Considered a successor to the older TIE/IN interceptor, the Predator-class fighter was still highly maneuverable and heavily armed, but unlike most previous TIEs, it was also equipped with hyper-drives and a deflector shield generated through its blade-shaped wings. It's first appearance Was in the first comic from the Legacy series. This TIE Predator is from Australia's Scale Solutions. A number of years ago when Australia was going to be raising the prices for international shipping, Wayne posted that he thinks he was calling it quits figuring all the business he'll be losing. But while looking up info , I see he still has a WEBPAGE for models and the TIE Predator is still in the inventory. The kit comes in 9 parts giving you the choice between a regular TIE front and one that looks like a grill. it is nicely cast gray odorless resin. I wanted the grill front and after a little cleanup, tried the fit out. It fit so well, that I couldn't get it out. And of course, it's tilted ever so slightly dang it. I tried to spin it a little but was afraid of denting the resin. So it'll stay that way. The edges of the wings looked a little plain, as did the very back of the ball, so I added a little 1/2 round piece of styrene to the edges. Assembly came next. The kit comes with 4 pins to attach the two wings. The instructions tells you how to glue them in so the wings will be movable. Mine were a little miscast, so I just glue my wings in the open position, and primed. The kit doesn't come with a base, so I'll have to figure something out. I also will cut a clear rod to hold it aloft, which means I'll have to drill a hole in the ball. But that's for next time. Check back and thanks for looking.

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Mon, 2018-09-17 10:43
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Mon, 2018-09-17 10:34
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New Review: Ju-87B-2/R-2 Seatbelts STEEL

Sun, 2018-09-16 09:43
The Airfix Stuka is an impressive kit but there is room for improvement. One area that would benefit from aftermarket is the seats. In short, they lack the seatbelts and shoulder harnesses needed to bring this kit out of the ordinary. Packaged in the typical Eduard resealable packaging with a cardboard stiffener inside is a single pre-painted fret. The cardboard helps prevent bending during storage. The single fret is beautifully represented with 'shading' and silver buckles. Since they are thin steel, they are beautifully detailed and bend easily without losing their paint. There are shoulder harnesses for the front seat and lap belts and straps for the other two seats. The seatbelts are easy enough to add and when seen through the canopy glazing will make a dramatic change to your cockpit. This set is another great example of Eduard's craft at its finest. Highly recommended read more View the full article

New Review: German Heavy Tank Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger (Porsche Turret)

Sun, 2018-09-16 09:08
This is a new version of the King Tiger following up on the release of the Henschel version last year. My first impression was wow what a very well detailed kit. I did review this kit with the addition of the Interior set SPS-062 and Zimmerit Set SPS-060 so the picture will include parts not included in this kit. You can see my reviews of these on this site also. The set is very impressive with the amount of parts and detail included. The parts that would be cast metal on the real tank are well detailed and defined. The kit contains 10 sprues molded in tan styrene 1 lower hull 1 Photo Etch sheet 1 Clear Sprue 1 Metal gun barrel 1 sprue of rubber ploy caps 1 decal sheet 1 instruction booklet 1 Painting booklet in color A limited edition Map Construction: read more View the full article

New Review: Sd.Kfz. 182 King Tiger (Porsche Turret) Zimmerit decal set

Sun, 2018-09-16 08:51
This is a Zimmerit Decal set for the Meng Model Sd.Kfz. 182 King Turret (Porsche Turret) kit TS-037. The set contains one sheet of textured decals and one instruction sheet. Zimmerit was widely used on the early King Tigers. These decals will make adding the Zimmerit a lot easier. The decals are printed onto one sheet with the patterns in relief. Individual decals are supplied for all the various areas of front, Sides and rear armor. The turret has the most decals to ensure all the areas are covered properly. The textured pattern is very nicely raised on the decals and looks very good once applied. It is highly recommended to primer coat under the contoured areas especially. read more View the full article

New Review: American Woodies 1928 - 1953

Sun, 2018-09-16 00:02
Veloce Publishing continues expanding its line "Those were the days..." this time with a book devoted to the American Woodies. While the book title says "1928-1953", it does provide some history prior to those years, going all the way back to 1886. The first chapter describes the origin of the woodies or "station wagon", a sort of railway station shuttle to your vacation hotel. The second chapter describes how Ford led the way on making the Woodies popular and the last two chapters covers the immediate pre-WWII years and the immediate post-WWII years. The book is not meant to be a detailed recount of every "Woodie" out there, nor a source of detailed information for a restorer. It is more of a gallery of pictures, some details and stories leading to how the Woodies became an icon of the '40 and'50s. You will find Fords, Hudson, Chryslers, Studebaker, Crosley and more. read more View the full article

New Review: USS North Carolina (BB-55) From WWII Combat to Museum Ship

Sat, 2018-09-15 08:48
David Doyle has written over 100 books, mostly on military subjects, including a Squadron At Sea book about the North Carolina from 2011. This book is one of the Legends of Warfare - Naval series for Schiffer Publishing, a well-researched history and photo album of America's first "modern" battleship - USS North Carolina, BB-55. Since the North Carolina is a museum ship anchored off Wilmington, North Carolina, most of the book is a color photo tour of the ship inside and out. This book is an excellent resource for modelers of the North Carolina and of WWII US Navy common fittings. read more View the full article

Region 12 convention post poned

Fri, 2018-09-14 17:28
Hello everyone the Spartanburg Scale Modelers decided on the 12th that the convention has been postponed due to the storm until October. Sorry to get a post up so late already the storm has claimed 3 lives along with 87 accident in North Carolina We will update no later than Thursday September Thanks Tim Kirkland

New Review: OKB Grigorov Soviet Heavy Tank SMK

Fri, 2018-09-14 00:03
OKB Grigorov is a small model company based in Bulgaria that you may not be too familiar with. The company focuses primarily on AFVs, tanks, and naval ships in 1/72, 1/350 and 1/700 scales, and they have an extensive list of products available. They produce full resin kits with photo-etch enhancements, as well as resin, photo-etch, and white metal conversion pieces for other models. More recently, they began producing some plastic AFV kits. read more View the full article

Follow up question about Micro Mark paint booth

Thu, 2018-09-13 14:56
Picked up the 15 x 20 paint booth and just put it together. Looks like I'm going to need an extra light source. The product description says an under the cabin light fixture can be fitted. Has anyone done this and how did you mount it. Thanks, Eric

New Review: FuG-220 Lichtenstein SN2

Thu, 2018-09-13 13:10
Brengun continues to expand its line of accessories this time with the FuG-220 Lichtenstein SN2 antenna set for Luftwaffe Night Fighters. The fret includes 4 sets of dual antenna dipoles, including the dipole braces/frame and a set of re-enforcements to connect the brace with the nose (applicable for the Ju-88). This particular antenna set is appropriate for any 1/48 Ju-88C/R/G, Me-110G, He-219 or Ta-154V15. It should be noted that for the Me-110 and He-219 you will need to slightly modify the parts, only using the antenna dipoles. The fret design is very smart, locating all the attachment points at the end of the dipoles, making removal from the fret simple and preventing the dipoles or the dipole braces from having any minor blur that would need to be removed. read more View the full article

New Review: Campaldino 1289 The Battle that made Dante

Thu, 2018-09-13 13:02
This publication is available in three formats, all of which are available on the Osprey Publishing website. The paperback version, 9781472831286, is listed at $24.00. The eBook (ePub), # 9781472831279 is listed at $19.20, as is the eBook (PDF), # 9781472831262. An offer of a substantial savings exists for the reader who wishes to buy both the print version and either of the electronic versions. The discount is 25% off! This publication identifies the causes of the battle at Campaldino, the economic, social, political and religious issues that defined the conditions in northern Italy in the late 1280's. In addition, the book addresses the impact that the battle had on a well-known poet of the time, that being Dante. The authors indicate that Dante's "Devine Comedy" can be viewed as framing Dante's description of pain and suffering in "Devine Comedy". read more View the full article