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Work IJN Yahagi 1/350 Hasegawa.

Process of work ijn Yahagi Ten Ichi Go Operation, appearing coming soon, many modifications and set of photoetch, plastruct improvements…..more 750 pieces.

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Maketar Masks

by Rob Pollock on January 17, 2017 · in Reviews — 6 Comments

These are a few sample mask sets from Maketar. Many different types and scales available. Their website has full details with distributor information. They offer great flexibility of requirements across many subject types. Thought I’d share the link: http://www.shop.maketar.com

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IPMS Race City Modelers January Meeting

by Bruce Lewerenz on January 16, 2017 · in News — 7 Comments

First meeting of 2017 for the Race City crowd and it was a good one! There was 18 members and about 22 models. We had a discussions about what tool we use to remove small parts from sprue and different […]

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Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat VMF-221

by Frank Steffens on January 15, 2017 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

Here’s Tamiya’s 1/48th Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat in the colors of 1st Lt. James Swett of VMF-221 at Guadalcanal in 1942. Paint is Tamiya Acrylic thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. The National Insignias and “77”s were Montex masks. This was […]

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Tamiya 1/48th F4F-4 Wildcat VF-22

by Frank Steffens on January 15, 2017 · in Aviation — 6 Comments

Tamiya’s 1/48th Scale F4F-4 Wildcat in the tri color scheme worn by VF-22 aboard the USS Independence, late 1942. Paint is Tamiya acrylics thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. Decals are from the kit and the only additions are some […]

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Tamiya 1/48th Fw190 D-9 Dora, Luftwaffe WWII ETO

by Chuck A. Villanueva on January 15, 2017 · in Aviation — 19 Comments

First completed model for the new year. Tamiya’s D-9 is an excellent kit. Straight forward build. Added just Eduard’s cockpit zoom set and Eagle Strike Decals for the scheme of RLM 82/83/76. Really like this late camo scheme the Germans […]

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B-25 Mitchell 1/32 HK Models

by Artur Domanski on January 14, 2017 · in Aviation — 22 Comments

B-25 Mitchell 1/32 HK Models ProfiModeller barels Paints Gunze, Alclad Eduard wheels, pchoto-etched G-factor landing gear Paasteela mask

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North American P 51K Mustang 4, KH791, 3 Sqn RAAF Cervia Italy 1945.

by Allan John Withers on January 13, 2017 · in Aviation — 16 Comments

1/72 Hasegawa, I modified the prop’ with brass tube, added some Academy bombs, finished in MM, Humbrol and Tamiya enamels with MM 10000 and 30000 acrylics over kit and Aussie decals.

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Flying Sub inbound!

by Rob Anderson on January 13, 2017 · in Sci-fi — 15 Comments

Well it was a bit of a struggle, but mostly a lot of fun. It took 2 cans of Tamiya fine white primer and 2 cans of Tamiya Camel Yellow spray, so the paint cost about 1/2 what the kit […]

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He-111 Night Blitzer

by Ralph Clements on January 13, 2017 · in Aviation — 13 Comments

Here is my recently finished He-111, done in the suggested ‘Blitz Version’ night scheme – This is the 1990’s Monogram 1/48 kit. The decals promptly fell apart on contact with water, but I cobbled some together from extras and thy […]