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  2. Topic is still there and as is the thread. Are you logged into the Forum? It is under the IPMS USA only section not visible to not logged in members Dave
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  4. IPMSUpdates

    New Review: GeeBee R2 Racer

    Dora Wings is a relatively new company with a number of low-pressure injection mold releases. I contacted them and we were fortunate to receive two new kits - a P-63E King Cobra (reviewed elsewhere on this site) and the iconic Gee Bee R2 racer. There's plenty of history to be found regarding this little bumblebee of an airplane - maximum sized engine stuffed into the smallest possible airframe - so let's get right to the build. Kit contents include a very nicely detailed P&W Wasp radial, a very complete cockpit section (most of which becomes invisible under the tiny canopy) and a sheet of crisp p/e detail. A single sheet, 4 sided color instruction sheet includes a painting guide, and a sheet of masking media is included to allow you to recreate the scalloped paint scheme. read more View the full article
  5. ghodges

    2019 convention website

    Bookmarked for future "entertainment"...:) GIL
  6. MikeMoore

    2019 convention website

    Guys, the 2019 Convention Website is LIVE. www.ipmsusanationals.com we are still adding content, and we expect the hotel reservations to go live by Mid-September. I’ll be monitoring the forums, so if you have questions, please ask. I can’t promise an immediate response, but I’ll work hard to make sure you get answers as quickly as I can. Mike Moore 2019 IPMS USA National Convention Chairman
  7. ralph4hand

    2018 Awards Presentation

    These are major national awards. They certainly should be recognized in the awards reporting on the web page to members and chapters missing the convention. This oversight needs correction.
  8. Yesterday
  9. I can't find info on the Micro-Mark discount either, the link above is dead. Is this still in place, and if yes, is there a code?
  10. Hey all... just wondering if the two videos that were shown to begin the Awards Ceremony will be available for download? The first was the news clip by the local FOX news team and the second was the Highlight video of the entire show. Is IPMS/USA or the Arizona team making these available? Anyone know how we can get these? Thanks.
  11. Mark Aldrich

    2018 Awards Presentation

    Ralph, Those are usually given and never part of the presentation. Truth be told I don't even remember the IPMS/USA "Best Chapter Awards". My mind is still a blank!
  12. Thanks Mark! Phil, your pics aren't coming thru for me, but from the descriptions, you did make quite a score! 👍
  13. David Doyle is a well-known author of over 100 books published since 2003, covering a wide range of military subjects. Adding aircraft and warship subjects to his already lengthy list of published books covering military vehicles, Doyle's portfolio of publications continues to expand rapidly, while maintaining the highest degree of quality, accuracy, and depth of coverage. read more View the full article
  14. Thanks to Casemate Publishing for the review copy! read more View the full article
  15. Who remembers this brand of paint? It was manufactured by Frontier HQ, Lancaster, New York. Photos of bottles, if you still have any, and scans of ads appreciated.
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  17. sprueguy

    Phantom of The Opera

    Creepy work! it's great,
  18. Awesome scores guys! Kevin, that is some great stuff I never saw! Way to go!
  19. Jim,

    The best way to handle the group is through email.  So I'm putting together an email list of the folks who are going to be involved with the proposal.  This will allow you to follow along and contribute if you wish.  Please forward me an email address for you and I'll add you to the list if you wish.  Mine is shipmodeler@sbcglobal.net

  20. dmorrissette

    Phantom of The Opera

    Excellent. I love Saul's kits. I have them all except for the new one he announced for Jerseyfest Dave
  21. Peter

    1/72 Bridge Diorama

    Painted the span framework. Added road and footpath railings.
  22. Since it was kind of close, I drove to Nats. Meant I could bring more for the SIG/Club tables (Let's keep those as a fixture please) and could bring more stuff back home. First off I did OK at the raffles and giveaways. The mugs are from the Squadron raffle, the OLFA, cutting matt and P-40 from the IPMS raffle, the paint were giveaways from Hornby. First two books from Casemate at a very nice discount, next two from SAM and the rest from Rareplanes. Already found out I have a copy of the M113 book so that goes into the for sale pile. The Wellington was brought over from England for me by David at SAM. What do you know, forum posts work. The other Airfix kits were on the Hornby stand but they weren't selling. However, their kits were earmarked for Hobby Depot so went and chatted with Dick Christ and picked them up at the end of the show. Special Hobby kits from them and the two Eduard Migs were from them. The Scale 75 figures were on their table and though still a bit pricey, I saved shipping. Other 3 kits were from Stash sellers. Spent about what my budget had for this so think I did ok.
  23. Back and settled from the Nats, I had time to go thru my stuff. Because my interests are so narrow, and not really a huge part of IPMS draw, I never really come home with a lot - unlike my son (builds armor - where did I go wrong 😉 ) who had so much we had to UPS some of it home for him... But I did get a few things. Rare Plane Detective announced on FB that he was coming with a bunch of Anigrand and Fantastic Plastic kits. That was my first stop in the Vendor Room. And then I goofed. I found a few kits of interest and said to myself I'll be back. Yeah famnous last words. When I got back those kits were gone. Duh!! But I did get a Viper from SciFi's BSG prequel series Caprica - Then I had this "What if" Soviet vehicle, that I needed figures for to make a vignette. So my son found me figures - Then lo and behold there was a table just for me with horror and sci-fi kits. I found a kit of one of Japan's folklore creatures - The Kappa. Finally when I got home there was a box waiting for me from Kabuki Miniature Models and was a kickstarter based on GoT Mother of Dragons. This is a 1/8 scale mini...
  24. Roktman

    Phantom of The Opera

    Yet another kit that has been sitting, waiting for paint for a while now. It's Lon Chaney Sr., as the Phantom of the Opera. This is a four part kit - the bust and 3 pieces for the base. Silent Screen Icons also included sheets of miniature music to add to the base. Diving right in, things start with some research and I found that Lon Chaney Sr. had both brown hair and eyes. Being that the film was in B&W, I'm free to paint the figure whatever I wanted, so I used the typical dark suit, ivory shirt, and the reddish tie. Base was painted like a dark dank sewer walls. The sheet music was provided and all I did was give it a wash with Citadel sepia. Thanks for looking.
  25. RickCummelin

    Dragon "styrene" Tracks: NEVER again!

    There seems to be mixed experiences with the Dragon DS tracks. Some folks--like me--have problems with the tracks becoming brittle and self-destructing, while others--like you--report no problems. It also seems that no one has figured out the root cause of the problem when it exists, and Dragon remains mum on the issue, which is a major disappointment. My opinion--FWIW--is that once the tracks are removed from their sealed packaging, they should immediately be installed on the model and immediately painted, if only with a primer. This "may" keep that oil I mentioned from leeching out or evaporating and the tracks will remain flexible. While this is only my opinion, and one I would follow IF I were to ever again use DS tracks (which will never happen), I would recommend doing this to others who like the DS tracks.
  26. Jeeves

    Ghosts in the Desert

    Thanks!
  27. David Doyle is a well-known author of over 100 books since 2003, covering a wide range of military subjects. Adding aircraft and warship subjects to his already lengthy list of published books covering military vehicles, Doyle's portfolio of publications continues to expand rapidly, while maintaining the highest degree of quality, accuracy, and depth of coverage. read more View the full article
  28. From Masterpiece Models Web Site, the back story is: XP-1937 Coastal Reconnaissance - In 2115 World War IV broke out over the last natural resources. The Earth was divided into three major Confederations: The United Alliance of the Americas, the Euro/Siberian Alliance, and the Middle Asian/African Consortium. 2121 marked a turning point in the War when shoreline installations across the globe, both military and civilian, fell under an onslaught of terrifying proportions. From out of the sea came machines so unearthly in their aspect that even the brightest scientists could only guess that they must be extraterrestrial in origin. They were wrong. The XP-1937 Naval CRABS were the front runners of a New Faction that would bring the Confederations to their knees. XP-1937 Coastal Reconnaissance, Attack and Battery, Scout Specifications read more View the full article
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