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    13. I wish there was a kit of...

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    15. THEME PICS: Turning point of the war.

      November 1942 marked the turning point of Axis fortunes in World War II. In Africa, the Allied forces rout the Germans at the Second battle of El Alamein. Russian forced launch Operation Uranus, encircling Stalingrad and trapped an entire German army in the city. The Japanese thrust into the South Pacific is checked at Guadalcanal, where they lose several precious battleships and carriers.

      For this month, display any models that represent this period in history. Sherman tanks, American battleships, and even merchant forces use to ferry troops during Operation Torch or really any of the other major theaters of the war.

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    • I spent last evening scratch building the dash for the J2F Duck. While doing it I took photos to add a brief tutorial on my blog. The dash looks great. I am getting closer to putting the fuselage together. I need to do some minor modifications to the fuselage then some assembly and filling. The tutorial is at https://davidsscalemodels.com/tips-and-tricks/making-a-cockpit-dash-from-scratch/ All the build photos are at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-j2f-duck/
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    • Two Bobs Two Bobs Aviation Graphics offers decals in 1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd scales for most modern US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps military aircraft.  There are also sheets for some Russian, Chinese and British modern jet aircraft. In addition Two Bobs offer a 1/48th scale T-2C Buckeyes and a T-45C Goshawk, a publication and sanding sticks. Their website incudes images of their decals sheets so the buyer will know what is being purchased.  One nice feature that I really like is the inclusion of the FS numbers for the various camouflage color schemes on their full color instruction sheets. Decal Sheet Contents read more View the full article
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