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Getting A copy of Richard Marmo's #6 on the Williams Brothers C-46

Forums - Tue, 04/23/2024 - 17:23
Being 77 years old, but still and active modeler I'd love to get a copy of Richard Marmo's Building the C-46 Commando. I've tried twice with no success. It says you can get it in pdf format but I'll be damned if I can figure out how. I'd like to get a pdf copy but a printed copy of his 89 page work would also be good. Any ideas?

Two WWII giants of land & sea from Trumpeter in June

The Modelling News - Tue, 04/23/2024 - 11:00
An early, large-scale Tiger II & the USS Midway from WWII era are the subjects of Trumpeter's two releases of June. We look at the info, art, colours & built-up test kits in our preview...Read on... »
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Preview: 1/350th scale PLAN Type054B Frigate from Magic Factory sails into view...

The Modelling News - Tue, 04/23/2024 - 06:31
Magic Factory continue their range of ships in cement-free construction from pre-coloured plastic. A shortcut to many, but surely not an inconvenience - we take a look at their 350th scale kit in our preview...Read on... »
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MMP was founded in 1996 by Roger Wallsgrove, to publish "Mushroom Model Magazine". This quarterly modelling magazine was developed from "Mushroom Monthly”, a club newsletter which ran from 1985 to 1995, achieving a world-wide reputation for quality...

Landing Page Reviews - Tue, 04/23/2024 - 00:00

MMP was founded in 1996 by Roger Wallsgrove, to publish "Mushroom Model Magazine". This quarterly modelling magazine was developed from "Mushroom Monthly”, a club newsletter which ran from 1985 to 1995, achieving a world-wide reputation for quality articles, fearless and honest reviews, and a great sense of humor.From 1997 the magazine was produced in collaboration with Robert Peczkowski and Artur Juszczak (Stratus), which meant a big leap in print quality and design. MMP expanded into book publication in 1999, and since then we have built up a list of books on aircraft and aviation, naval, military vehicles, and military history.

“The History of Science Fiction and Its Toy Figurines” by author Luigi Toiati is a substantial and weighty hardback of 528 glossy pages with 470 pictures (See Photo 1). Although it may feel like one, the author claims in the Forward that it is not an...

Landing Page Reviews - Tue, 04/23/2024 - 00:00

“The History of Science Fiction and Its Toy Figurines” by author Luigi Toiati is a substantial and weighty hardback of 528 glossy pages with 470 pictures (See Photo 1). Although it may feel like one, the author claims in the Forward that it is not an encyclopedia or boring treatise or catalogue, but instead the reader should “consider it a promenade through sci-fi and the toy figurines linked to the subject.” And while the author doesn’t necessarily agree with those science fiction (SF) authorities he cites who trace the origins of the genre back to the ancient times of the Bible, Hinduism, Plato, or Lucian of Samosata (a 2nd-century Syrian satirist and rhetorician), his review of the aforesaid genealogy is extensive and at times tedious.

Helion is a UK-based company that produces books on many aspects of Military History from the Late Medieval period through to the present day. Helion was established in 1996, and since then they have published over 1,200 books with 100 or more new...

Landing Page Reviews - Tue, 04/23/2024 - 00:00

Helion is a UK-based company that produces books on many aspects of Military History from the Late Medieval period through to the present day. Helion was established in 1996, and since then they have published over 1,200 books with 100 or more new titles coming out every year.

Author, Dr. Stephen Rookes, works for the French Air Force as a researcher and lecturer at the Centre de Recherche de l’Armée de l’air et de l’espace (CREA) in Salon-de-Provence, France. Originally from Devon in the UK, he is now a French national. Stephen Rookes is the author of four books published by Helion, and the author of peer-reviewed articles in English and in French. He specializes in the history of Cuban exiles and takes a particular interest in the CIA's covert operations in Central America and in Africa.

To quickly build temporary runways, US engineering services built various options for the airfield. Aerodrome steel plates were M8A1 used in the Vietnam War in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s and were installed by engineering units of the...

Landing Page Reviews - Tue, 04/23/2024 - 00:00

To quickly build temporary runways, US engineering services built various options for the airfield. Aerodrome steel plates were M8A1 used in the Vietnam War in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s and were installed by engineering units of the US Army.Plates were connected to each other either staggered or in a row and allowed to build either separate small sites or airfields of impressive size. Most often, such coatings were used in army aviation. Various aircraft could be based on the sites created in this way, for example, combat helicopters AN-1Q Cobra, light attack aircraft, and observation aircraft OV-10A Bronco or O-2 Skymaster. Also on such sites were operated well-known B-26K Counter Invader.

OverviewDetail & Wonder (D&W) is a new company that specializes in highly detailed 3D printed landing gear. The gear set comes in a sturdy box with parts secured in custom cut foam. A real nice color instruction booklet. There are four 3D printed...

Landing Page Reviews - Tue, 04/23/2024 - 00:00
Overview

Detail & Wonder (D&W) is a new company that specializes in highly detailed 3D printed landing gear. The gear set comes in a sturdy box with parts secured in custom cut foam. A real nice color instruction booklet. There are four 3D printed groups, four cast wheels and six metal rods. Each landing gear section is printed with support and a “cage” protecting the delicate looking gear. The booklet gives details on how to trim the supports and what order to trim the supports.

Mikromir Hunting Provost T15 - limited serie of 3 kits in 1/72

Forums - Mon, 04/22/2024 - 17:34
Mikromir just released limited serie of 3 kits 72028-1 Hunting Provost T15 British Air Force (limited edition) variant 1 72028-1 British Air Force3965×2765 480 KB 72028-1-11920×445 92.4 KB 72028-2 Hunting Provost T15 Rhodesian, Irish AF (limited edition) variant 2 72028-23965×2765 475 KB 72028-2-11920×515 113 KB 72028-3 Hunting Provost T15 Burma, Malaysianm Muscat, Oman, Iraq, Sudan AF (limited edition) variant 3 72028-31920×1336 201 KB 72028-3-11920×1030 189 KB Plastic 72028-011920×1150 266 KB

Episode 1 "One Mans Gold"

Just Making Conversation - Mon, 04/22/2024 - 16:15

Hello! In this first episode of season 4 we are trying something a little different with the way to do things here at JMC.

Yes that's right we are streaming live on YouTube

and this is what we got up to.

A quick round up, explanation

and some silly things


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GMU - ukrainian manufacturer of plastic kits

Forums - Mon, 04/22/2024 - 08:36
The topic about news and model kits from this manufacturer New kit released GMU 72004 Military Truck DIAMOND-T 981 and 45-Ton Trailer, 1/72 720042048×1349 374 KB 72004-11920×1114 238 KB 72004-21920×1101 208 KB 72004-31920×1085 230 KB 72004-41920×830 109 KB 72004-51342×1755 191 KB 72004-61637×2048 487 KB 72004-72048×1216 393 KB 72004-81147×818 160 KB 72004-91147×818 145 KB

Preview: MiniArt's 35th scale M3 Stuart "Early Production" with a full interior....

The Modelling News - Mon, 04/22/2024 - 05:53
The third boxing of MiniArt's new M3 Stuart light tank gives us the "Early Production" with a full interior. We look at the art & CADs in our preview...Read on... »
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Build Guide Pt II: URAL-4320 in 1/72nd scale from ICM

The Modelling News - Sun, 04/21/2024 - 09:02
We present the second part of Andy King's build of the 72nd scale URAL-4320 truck from ICM. He tackles the complex digital camo decals, painting & weathering in Pt. II today...Read on... »
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The Scale Model Podcast - Ep 138 - Post HeritageCon

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 04/21/2024 - 08:28

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Welcome to Episode 138 Sponsored by CultTVManSean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form

Hosts

Stuart

Geoff

Terry

Thanks to our latest Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee Supporters:

Check out our What We Like page for lists of what we like.

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LATEST NEWS

HeritageCon Final results

AMPS National Show

Model Mania 2024

Good afternoon guys. I was wondering if you could give our upcoming IPMS Houston show a mention in your upcoming Episodes. Our show is on May 4th. We have dual themes this year. May the 4th be with you (Star Wars) & Adversaries (natural combatants). We are also introducing a best of show mecha award. We are also implementing Gold, Silver & Bronze as well as feedback sheets.

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MAILBAG

We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions scalemodelpodcast@gmail.com.

Lots in the mailbag this week

Paul Redding

On the F1 cars/advertising there are still some models out there that have the decals included; have a look at the instruction sheet for the Italeri McLaren https://www.scalemates.com/kits/italeri-4711-mclaren-mp4-2c--1328411 Page 40 (download)

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Joel Middleton

I love the podcast, keep up the good work!

I was just listening to your banter with Terry about the only reason you like Special Hobbies being their tendency to keep their website up to date.

Which leads me to believe you might enjoy the website of Arcus Hobby Color, they are a long-time paint producer from Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine. They keep the website up to date with new paint releases, and include historical references, a blog and a model gallery where they do an in-depth magazine style feature on different kits finished using their paints.

https://arcus-hobby.store/

Stay safe,

Joel from Mansfield in the UK

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Good day Stuart,

I hope you're well.

Thank you for the podcast, which is excellent.

Geoff's Zeppelin diorama was 100% fun and I am sure the actual documentary record of this event was lost/destroyed prior to Germany's defeat in World War 1.

I have attached two pictures from the latest issue of New Scientist magazine (a weekly science magazine from here in the UK, which I believe is available in Canada). The feature of interest, "The Power of Solitude" suggests our solitary hobby is good for our health if you exclude the chemicals we may be breathing in! The term used is "crafting solitude" where we carry out a meaningful solitary activity which reduces stress and anxiety and improves relaxation.

Here in the UK some doctors working in our National Health Service ( still 'free' at the point of delivery) do social prescribing linking people to activities and social groups to improve well-being. Help for Heroes has already established that model making helps with mental health.

So maybe the next time I visit my GP, I will be prescribed an Airfix model kit!

Best wishes to the team.

Arti

Surrey. England

 

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LATEST HOBBY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Andy’s Hobby Headquarters announces a 1/16 M113 APC

Apache & Fulmar from Trumpeter in May

IBG Models Catalogue & New Items of 2024

35th scale GFF „Eagle IV“ EKT / FüPers 2013 from Das Werk

35th scale Sd.Kfz. 234/2 "Puma" from MiniArt

R2 Miniatures new crew & weapon sets for US Army attack choppers

Lathe Machine from MiniArt in 35th scale

Rado Miniatures April

Diorama - Construction and Painting Techniques" by Marcel Ackle

Magic Factory's 48th scale A-4M Skyhawk kit w/colour profiles

 

What’s new at Scalemates.com

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Topic

Post HeritageCon

Interview with Andy

Andy’s Hobby HQ announces a Canadian Distribution center, opening in late May.

Round table with Geoff and Chris Wallace (Model Airplane Maker

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WHAT’S ON THE BENCH

Stuart - Real Life going on so not a ton of bench time. Some more mechs are being painted.

Starting the Hasegawa F-15J in 1/72nd. Got the front end almost done and then had to deal with a short shot in the area of the gun port.

Another RCAF what-if? Perhaps…

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My order from China came in, got the Dspaie circular sander.

Geoff - Did two articles for IPMS Canada covering the Moebius Discovery and HAL kits and (of course) the completely truthful Zeppelin build, and with ALL my obligations for writing completed, I decided to start some new ones! Resurrecting old built up kits, with a resin Martin Mars water bomber and having fun with old kits, with a 1977 Revell 1/144 Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and Space Shuttle. Also plugging away on an older 1/48 Sukhoi Su-25 and a resin 1/144X B70 Valkyrie and X108 Rapier, just because I saw them at Heritagecon and desired them - busy!

Terry - not a lot of progress, but working on numerous items. Decals done on the XP-47H, and some painting on the Regult. Plus, bits and pieces here and there on other kits. I’ve been travelling a bit, and getting other things done around the house.

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Starting to work on the schedule for Wonderfest vehicle demos. Some first-time presenters again this year, plus the return of Bauble Young.

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WHAT WE ARE READING

Stuart - Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results by Shane Parrish

Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport

Geoff - Journeys to the Ends of the Earth by John Balchin

An Immense World by Ed Yong

Secret Projects: Flying Saucer Aircraft by Tony Butler and Bill Rose

Terry - Just starting Madeline Murray’s Song of Achilles. Her first Greek mythology book, Circe was probably the best novel I’ve read in 10 years. I have high hopes, this one follows Patroclus.

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THINGS WE’VE SEEN

Build Guide Pt I: URAL-4320 in 1/72nd scale from ICM

Bauble Young’s latest big project, the FTL ship from Foundation.

We got the latest Atlas Agena from Horizon Models

Terry travelled to see the Eclipse.

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THE LAST WORD

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MERIT 1/48 AVRO 504K

Forums - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 16:05
HI ! Here another project I have done in the past , if you like to view more pic of it , I have set up an GOOGLE link for it , just follow this link: https://goo.gl/photos/MktPVLCHj5CRjnH16 Enjoy ! Jmarc

The Duke's Second Aircraft Done in April

Forums - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 14:32
Yes, I have completed another troublesome aircraft, this time it's the old Italeri US Air Force B-66 Destroyer before it was converted to a Red Crown ELINT aircraft. I had painted, stripped and repainted this numerous times so this is another great "three-foot" model: It's been shot with a Krylon aluminum paint, and the one decal on the engine broke when I tried again to use Solvaset to lay it down flat. Someday when I'm not so disgusted with this model I'll try to paint match and fix it. Thank you all for looking in, comments are welcome.

M-20 Prime Mover

Forums - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 12:12
A new project is now on the workbench. Started in on a 1/25 scale M-20 prime mover. Evergreen stock and brass or various sizes and shapes will be used to create the model. Biggest challenge will be the Hercules Diesel engine that will have to be done. There are some decent sources of information out there including Tankograd and a walkaround by Dave Doyle publications. The molds for making 10 12:00 x 20 tires are now done. The tires in the photo are 3D printed that are being used as masters. Will post pics as progress continues.

"There’s Always Room for Improvement!”

ModelGeek's Podcast - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 08:00

Welcome to Episode 76 of The Modelgeeks Podcast!  In this episode, we kick off with  what we are in work on, what new items are out there, and what we have picked up lately. D-ran and Whitey touch briefly of their recent trip up to MosquitoCon32 but for more on that go back and check out last weeks “off timeline” drop of the MosquitoCon32 Wrap Up show. El-Presidenté will tell us “What’s New in 72!”, and we’ll end with a discussion on what we think each of us can or would like to improve upon in each of our model building skillsets.

We also had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Jefferey Garrity, THE RARE-PLANE DETECTIVE of Rare-Plane Detective hobby store…a repository, data base, and archive of hard-to-find model kits and aftermarket. If you’re hitting a hobby show on the East Coast, West Coast, anywhere in between, and Parts Unknown, chances are Jeff and his sidekick Winston and helpful assistant Liz are going to be there in the vending area offering up all the HTF and even the latest kits at “Hobby Show Prices”! Take a look at their web-site and Facebook Page here:

https://www.rare-planedetective.com/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057237146759&sk=photos_by

We would like to thank all you listeners out there for the continued support you have given the show. We hope to see you out and about as we hit more of the shows coming up this busy 2024 as well as at the Nats in Madison Wisconsin. If you happen to see us at a show, set up at our table come on over and say hello, we may even put you in front of the mic!
 
 If you can't make it to the shows then you can still interact with us through social media, Facebook, Instagram, and of course email at:

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Get on there and feel free to share your work! We want to see what’s on your bench.

 

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Revisiting the AMPS National Convention: A Journey of Models, Memories, and Community

Plastic Model Mojo - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 00:00

Nearly two decades had passed since Mike and Kentucky Dave ventured into the AMPS International Convention, an arena for the most ardent armor model enthusiasts. Expect the unexpected as we recount the warm community embrace, the surprising evolution of the event, and the tingle of nostalgia mixed with the excitement of the new. From the detailed discussions of model entries to the joy of vendor discoveries, this episode is a rendezvous with memories, a treasure trove of modeling tales, and a reminder that the joy of the hobby often lies beyond the workbench.

Our special guest, Mike Radjke, aka agent 001, infiltrates the conversation with his inaugural take on the AMPS armor kit competition. It's a candid chat about the thrill of the showcase, the intricacies of competition entries, and the shared passion that fuels this community. Mike's tale is one of fresh eyes upon an established scene, a narrative that adds depth as we swap stories of restraint, indulgence, and the occasional modeling "aha" moment that strikes when least expected.

As we put the finishing touches on this episode, we offer our collective musings on the exceptional quality of models at AMPS 2024, the delightful increase in diverse scales, and the heartfelt camaraderie that makes these events more than just shows—they're experiences. So, whether you're a seasoned modeler or new to the scene, join us for a celebration of the art form, and an invitation to future adventures in Harrisburg, because as we all know, while the kits are plenty, it's the time to savor them that counts.

Other Guests:
Brandon Jacob, agent 003
Steve Lee, agent 002
Duncan Young, from IPMS Hamilton
John Charvat, Old friend and AMPS 2024 International Convention Co-Chairman

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