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    678 Main Street, Sanford, ME, 04083 This is a localevent hosted each year in Southern Maine. It is a model contest, display, and Make-and-Take event. We have raffle drawings and lots of vendors aswell! New this year, we have added a Gundam category! Region 1 - Northeast Southern Maine Scale Modelers Grace Leavitt & Ron Garland (207) 651-5685 graceee1222@aol.com 2072528566 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/downeastcon-2023
  3. I have an old vacuform canopy that has yellowed. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to 'de-yellow' it? I know about the "tape it to the window" technique for decals, but will it work for a vacuformed canopy?
  4. I called in a specialist and had the seaweed removed. Looks better.
  5. Good looking camo scheme! Gil
  6. So over the past several days I’ve started painting. I used Gunze Aqueos RLM 78 for the undersides. Which turned out ok over the dark primer Then Gunze Aqueous FA 34102 for the topside base green… which had minimal tonal contrast over the dark gray primer in the lighting of my work area. It really doesn’t show up in the photos The speckling is there in sunlight to the Mk.I eyeball, but not so visible here. And in the meantime, research turned up that the kit markings for Pokryshkin’s mount, White 5, was an early production Mig-3, while this kit is a late production Mig-3. So a bit more research turned up another Mig-3 that he flew, White 67, which was a late production model. And it was also in a two tone Green & Black scheme, so I used Tamiya Semi Gloss Black, masked with Silly Putty for the hard edge pattern. Not too much farther to go now…
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Hollingshead Company: CMK As I sit writing this review, the invasion of Ukraine has been ongoing for approaching seven months, and the Ukrainian forces are currently making gains in their eastern territory against their invaders. This recent and timely release from the folks at CMK was kindly provided to the IPMS USA at the Nationals this year in Omaha, Nebraska. Consisting of polyurethane and 3D printed parts, along with a small decal sheet, this is a relatively easy build that nearly any modeler can enjoy. If you are looking for a symbolic kit of a current conflict, I would highly recommend this offering. more...View the full article
  8. Reviewed by: Chris Smith Company: Stratus Reviewer Name: Chris Smith IPMS #:39182 Title: Polish Wings #34, Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-15 and license build versions Author(s): Lechoslaw Musialkowski Company: Stratus ISBN# 978-83-66549-92-0 Other Publication Information: Soft Cover, 104 pages, B/W & color photos, color profiles Price: $30.00 Product Web Page: https://www.casematepublishers.com/mikoyan-gurevich-mig-15-and-licence-… Product provided by: Casemate Publishers more...View the full article
  9. Reviewed by: David Horn Company: Helion & Company Helion & Company publishing produces specialized military history books. Part of the “Middle East at War” series, Lebanese Civil War, volume 2 (second of a four part series) book covers the period of 1978 to 1981 known as the “Quiet before the Storm”. The publication is 70 pages of full color, black & white photographs, diagrams as well as artist illustrations. more...View the full article
  10. Reviewed by: Chris Smith Company: Helion & Company In the spring of 1999, NATO intervened in a conflict in Serbia. This effort called Operation Allied Force (OAF) was undertaken to stop what the NATO nations said was systemic ethnic cleaning by Serbian forces of the Albanian population in Kosovo directed by Serbian President, Slobodan Milosevic. Several books have been written about this intervention, but they tend to favor the NATO side of the story. This volume is an attempt to tell both sides of the story. It written by two Serbians, one a historian with high level government experience and the other commanded a missile defense unit for Serbia during OAF. Make no mistake, OAF was a remarkable military achievement. more...View the full article
  11. Reviewed by: David Horn Company: Key Publishing Ltd Key publishing specializes in books covering aviation, transport history and sport. This book is a fairly compact, paperback full color book. There are two primary sections, U.S. Customs and Border protection in the first section and U.S Coast Guard in part two. In each section are two chapters further breaking down into further sub groups. more...View the full article
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    1077 Pond Street, Franklin, MA, 02038 Our showhas 35 categories covering everything from ships, automobiles, trucks,figures, si-fi, armor, aircraft ,dioramas, Gundums, to flat art. There are categories for novice and junior entrants as well. There are 14 vendor tables there with plenty to buy.Food is available on site. Region 1 - Northeast BAYCON 2023 IPMS Bay Colony Historical Modelers Robert Magina treadhead@comcast.net 508-641-5873 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/baycon-2023
  14. Looks like I'll stick with Invisible thread, fishing line monofilament or fine music wire. I'm used to it and have never had a problem. Thought about EZ Line since it stretches, but since I would have to color it I'll go with the tried and true. You know what they say: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  15. Nice! I like how it's weathered but not beaten to a pulp... 🙂
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  17. I have Tamiya's F-15J in 1/32 scale and I have 2 questions: 1. It has no PE or resin in the kit but it does have white metal landing gear. Reading the rules I think this statement means it would still fit in this BKB class: As a general guideline, kit parts that are necessary to complete and support the overall structure of the completed model are allowed. Can you let me know if metal gear that are included in the kit fit the intent of that statement? 2. If I were to build it in-flight will it be forced into the Elevated Aircraft Entries category? With respect to my 1st question it relates to whether I would buy aftermarket for it. I will build it in flight regardless, I just always had this question about that rule but it didn't mean anything to me until BKB came around. I definitely like setting up the build for BKB if I can.
  18. As others have mentioned, Olive Drab on top and Neutral Gray on the bottom. These planes were fairly new, but they had bee worked hard, so they exhibited a lot of fading and touch-ups. The fabric control surfaces were also faded to a lighter color than the rest of the plane. Many, if not all, had the forward cowl rings painted in a darker, fresh Olive Drab to cover up the squadron colors. The yellow prop blade tips were also overpainted with black (I'm assuming because the raid was originally planned to be a night attack.) As for the interior, as I understand it the cockpit and nose compartments were Bronze Green (a dark, blueish green.) Bomb bay and wheel wells were unpainted aluminum or silver lacquer (including the insides of the gear and bomb bay doors.) Everything aft of the bomb bay would be Tinted Zinc Chromate (US Interior Green would suffice for modeling purposes.) Cheers! Steve N IPMS #30925
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    13005 Wings Way, Englewood, CO, 80112 Region 10 - RockyMountain The Official CoMMiESFest Facebook Page IPMS/CoMMiES Brad Guy Mr.Badwrench64@gmail.com 303-467-2009 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/commiesfest-2023
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    801 W. 1st St., Grimes, IA, 50111 Our event is an NNL style show, where participants do part of the voting, and our specialawards are judged by a committee. Our theme this year is vehicles fromMovies/TV. We build our special awards each year, so they are unique, not just copies of the previous year's awards. We do have vendors, and we don't charge for spectators, or junior entrants. Region 14 - Mid Central Facebook - IPMS Glue Brothers - Des Moines, Iowa IPMS Glue Brothers Mark Johnson mjaafd1@msn.com 515-803-1628 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/mid-iowa-modelers-expo-4-nnl
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    5450 State Route 20, Cartersville, GA, 30121 Pleasejoinn us for our 28th annual ACME Southern Nationals at our new venue & host hotel; The Clarence Brown Conference Center & Marriott Courtyard Cartersville. Our new venue offers 3 times the space of our previous location with easier access and ample parking. Vendors may set up on Friday evening, Early Bird passes available. The three themes for 2023 are: 100 years of LeMans, 70 years of Corvette and NASCAR. Region 3 - Southeast ACME Atlanta Car Model Enthusiasts Wayne Webers president@acme-ipms.com 6782961197 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/acme-southern-nationals-2023
  22. Some pics to help you. BTW....some were a bit "weathered" by the time of the raid.
  23. This is an old Verlinden figure and a full body bag from a bootleg maker. The 101st patch came from an old IPMS contest sheet, back in 1982, I think. Painted with enamels. An old friend and former IPMS member, Jerry Taylor, was a medic with the 101st in Vietnam. He was the inspiration for this vignette. Dak
  24. Thanks Mark. Somewhere down the line there will be a Journal article on the vignette. Dak
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    260 E. Connelly Blvd (Freeway), Sharon, PA, 16146 Region 4 - Great Lakes IPMS - Shenango Valley Area Scale Modelers Shenango Valley Area Scale ModelersIPMS - Dave Taylor daverace@roadrunner.com 17249831568 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/free-free-free-summer-swap-meet
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