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    2015 Best of Class, Best Ship - USS Intrepid CVA-11, by Ryan Labieniec

  • 2015 Best of Class, Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle - M1126 Stryker, by Nathan LaPorte

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    2015 Best of Class, Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle - M1126 Stryker, by Nathan LaPorte

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  • P-47

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  • 2015 Best of Class, Best Automotive - Porsche 917/30, by Steve Bright

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    2015 Best of Class, Best Automotive - Porsche 917/30, by Steve Bright

Announcements

2022 IPMS/USA National Convention Logo


The website for the 2022 IPMS/USA National Convention is online at: https://ipmsusa2022.com

Make sure we have the right email address!

IPMS/USA Members, our new membership system is off to a good start, but like everything new, there are some new things to be aware of. Here are a couple of things that have come to our attention:

  1. When you visit IPMSUSA.org and follow the links to our "Membership Home" page, or if you see a link in an email from us, you might notice that the address ipmsu28.wildapricot.org sometimes appears. This is a legitimate address. Wild Apricot is our partner for the new membership and event system, so you will see their address often. You might also notice "Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software at the bottom of the new pages.
  2. The old membership system was in place for many years, and some of the information in it is out of date. One of the most important parts of the new system is that it allows us to communicate with you via email. If you aren't getting emails about the new system, or haven't received confirmation of a renewal or new membership, we most likely have a bad email address for you. If you suspect we have a bad email address for you, please send your email address, name and IPMS/USA number (if you have it) to manager@ipmsusa.org, and we will update your email for you. We want to make sure you get important communications coming out about your membership and the 2022 IPMS/USA National Convention in Omaha this summer.

Don't hesitate to reach out to manager@ipmsusa.org or treasurer@ipmsusa.org with any questions you have about our membership system. We are here to help!

David Lockhart
President, IPMS/USA

News


November/December 2021 Cover
  • Warehouse Workhorse - Building the 1:32 Toyota Geneo 20 Forklift, by David A. Kimbrell
  • Model 12 Metamorphosis - Building Special Hobby's 1:72 Lockheed L-12 as a U.S. Army C-40A Electra Junior, by Jack Gilbert
  • TV Star: Galactica - Revisiting the 1970s Battlestar with Moebius' 1:4105 kit, by Ed Wahl
  • Invader, Upgraded - Adding detail to ICM's nifty new Douglas A-26, by Ed Mate
  • Hawker's Handyman - Modeling the Hawker Hart and Demon in 1:72, by Brian R. Baker
  • Capturing Two Tigers - Recovering the 1:35 DML Tiger I "Tunisian Initial" and Cyberhobby Initial Production kits from the Shelf of Woe, by David A. Kimbrell

New Reviews

  • Wargames Terrain and Buildings: WWI Trench Systems

    Wargames Terrain and Buildings: WWI Trench Systems

    January 19, 2022

    Reviewed by: Ben Morton
    Company: Casemate Publishers
    Wargames Terrain and Buildings: WWI Trench Systems is one of Casemate Publishers latest offerings. Douglas Hardy, an avid war gamer, has delivered a wonderful soft cover tome on all things related to WWI trenches. After a brief introduction Mister Hardy discusses the trench system employed by Britain, France, and Germany during the Great War.

  • Battle of Peleliu 1944

    Battle of Peleliu 1944

    January 17, 2022

    Reviewed by: Blaine Singleton
    Company: Frontline Books
    About the Author Jim Moran has been a student of the history on the United States Marine Corps, amassing a huge collection over the past forty years. He has assisted Hollywood productions on uniform and equipment details for Flags of Our Fathers, The Pacific (HBO miniseries) and Windtalkers.

  • F-84F Thunderstreak/RF-84F Thunderflash

    F-84F Thunderstreak/RF-84F Thunderflash

    January 16, 2022

    Reviewed by: Blaine Singleton
    Company: Aviation Collectibles
    Aviation Collectables is a company based in Italy that has several books on aircraft printed in Italian and English. The books contain several color and black and white high definition photos.

  • Colors & Markings of the F-14 Tomcat  Part 2:  Pacific Fleet and Reserve Squadrons

    Colors & Markings of the F-14 Tomcat Part 2: Pacific Fleet and Reserve Squadrons

    January 15, 2022

    Reviewed by: Bob LaBouy
    Company: Detail & Scale, Inc.
    Overview from the Author and Publisher Print 127 pages, 330 color photos, 9 color profiles, with the digital versions: 211 pages (2021 Digital Edition) and 442 pages (in the Digital Vol 3 2018 Edition)

  • CH-47A Chinook

    CH-47A Chinook

    January 14, 2022

    Reviewed by: Jarrod Booth
    Company: Hobby Boss
    The Chinook helicopter needs little introduction and has been a mainstay transport of many armies, air forces and navies around the globe. This Hobby Boss kit represents the first operational aircraft, which I understand only the United States used. The C-47A Chinook helicopter served in the Vietnam conflict.

  • G.91Y "Yankee"

    G.91Y "Yankee"

    January 13, 2022

    Reviewed by: Chris Smith
    Company: Aviation Collectibles
    As with most fighter aircraft, they tend to get heavier as the user needs more capability than the original design can deliver. In this case, the light weight G.91 needed more range, loiter time and weapons. Enter the G.91Y. Going from a single engine to two engines, the G.91Y nearly doubled its empty and max take off weights while increasing range and navigational capabilities.


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