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  2. Hi , here a pic of the projects i completed this week..it's in 1/48 scale AIRFIELD LIGHTS https://photos.app.goo.gl/mzzBBq5WxJKEVh1v9 ENGINE RACK https://photos.app.goo.gl/2rEMigVsfmST9NMS8 US NAVY MODERN UTILITY TRAILER https://photos.app.goo.gl/WRik4dusEnZ5uBy37 MODERN BRITISH MILITARY TRAILER https://photos.app.goo.gl/QeBf1jnRSPwpX4Ki6 AVRO CF-105 ARROW MID-FUSELAGE MASTER MOLD https://photos.app.goo.gl/3pBpv8FH0OhzQalQ2 AVRO CF-105 ARROW COMPRESSOR JEEP https://photos.app.goo.gl/e3nTY3GAFPhoyKxh7 Like to see what I have completed so far this year(2023) , just follow this GOOGLE link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/sBr6P2kZXZedUQhV7 Like to see more of my previous completed projects in 1/48 scale ..................... Like to see what I have completed in 2022 (148 projects). just follow this Google link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/aY5nhWFbhBh3VA2S6 Like to see what I have completed in 2021 (110 projects). just follow this Google link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/KszWEo2c9QT5RMGNA Like to see what I have completed in 2020 (65 projects) ,just follow this Google link : https://photos.app.goo.gl/e4xhKXkQZmqdxwu48 Like to see what I have completed in 2019 (35 projects) ,just follow this Google link : https://photos.app.goo.gl/nu4YRwUuE6yuWxLT6 Like to see what I have completed in 2018 (52 projects) ,just follow this Google link : https://photos.app.goo.gl/dgegdRPaYR3VLHwm9 Like to see what I have completed in 2017 (33 projects) ,just follow this Google link : https://photos.app.goo.gl/qjSfLvyMCPDpg5EH7 Like to see what I have completed so far this year(2023) , just follow this GOOGLE link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/sBr6P2kZXZedUQhV7
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  4. GGGGGGGGGGGGGreat choice , It surely will be quite an eye catcher on a model table ..way to go SIR !
  5. Ah, I didn't know that. Thank you for clearing that up. Time to take some notes....
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    BuffCon 39 2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, NY, 14227 On Sunday, April 7, 2024, IPMS Niagara Frontier will presents our 39th Model Show znd Contest. We welcome modelers fromWestern New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Ontario, Canada and more. We'relocated in Cheektowaga, NewYork, a suburb of Buffalo, with easy accessoff I-90. We have 75 categories covering the gamut of model buildinggenres. Newish categories are dedicated to Warhammer, Gundam and Gunpla entries. Typically we have about 450 entries and 50 plus vendor tables anda big raffle, so there's something for everyone. We open at 9:00AM with registration closing at 1:00PM and awards at 4:00PM. Our contest roomwill be open during judging and lunch is available on site. Please see our attached flyer for categories, show, dealer and sponsor info or visit our website at www.ipmsniagarafrontier.com. Downloadable entry forms are available and we encourage you to use them. While you're there, checkout our newsletter, the 'Sprue and Glue News' and photos from previous BuffCons. We're looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at BuffCon 39. See you on April 7! Region 1 - Northeast IPMS Niagara Frontier - the Buffcon Boys IPMS Niagara Frontier Chapter Mike Butry falcon42177@yahoo.com 716-940-5624
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    PennCon US Army Heritage Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA, 17013 Annual show and contest.Lots of vendors. Region 2 - Mid-East Central PA IPMS IPMS Central Pennsylvania Dana Sadarananda chilld1402@gmail.com 717 3957489
  8. This is a brief overview of this rather expansive operation offered in their Battle Craft series of books. It is in paperback format with heavy stock glossy pages with many illustrations inserted among the text. It starts with brief biographies of the primary commanders on both sides and then has a basic order of battle of the units involved down to the divisional level. Next is a section on some of the vehicles present during the campaign. The choices are a bit odd, however. For the Allies, the Cromwell tank is chosen. This vehicle, while present, could hardly be said to have played a major role in the campaign, that distinction for the Allies going to the ubiquitous Sherman. For the Germans, the Panther tank is the subject and while a genuine threat to all Allied armor, it was in the minority on this battlefield being outnumbered by various types of self-propelled assault guns. View the full review
  9. I'm actually doing this Blue Angel Connie using a combination of 1/32 and 1/48 BA decals.... Gil
  10. Mark, there are no kits of the Bren Gun Carrier out there. The IBG, Airfix and other's kits are of the Universal Carrier, a development of the Scout and Bren Gun Carriers. It was much more common and was used throughout the war in all theaters.
  11. Man that is magnificent! I always wanted a Bren carrier in my collection. I believe I have one from some company (IBG?) that I should find and start.
  12. VVVVVVVVVVVery nicely done ... Way to go SIR and thank you for sharing it with us, it's quite appreciated !
  13. I found a conversion kit to change the Airfix Universal Carrier to a Bren Gun and/or Scout Carrier from Matador. I've done several Matador kits and conversions and their parts fit...sort of and anyone who has built the Airfix kit knows that the fit is very "iffy". In this case it was easier to discard the lower hull Matador gave you and just modify the Airfix parts so that all the other pieces would fit better. In the photos, the green is Airfix, the tan is Matador, grey is from the spares box and white is sheet/rod plastic. To remove the large center mold seam from the tracks involves also removing the track detail. I replaced this by using strips of 3D printed bars that came on a sheet of 3D printed rivets/grids/etc. from MicroMark applied around the track. I used J&J Kleer, or whatever it's called now, to make sure they didn't flake off. I know it's not perfect, but I think given that the original kit is neigh on to 60-70 years old and is only 2 inches long, its not bad. The figures are typical Airfix of the time, in other words not very good, but they add a little life to it. Its marked as a vehicle of the recce element of the 2nd Infantry Division in 1939.
  14. Very nice work! Wasn’t the USS Rueben James sunk before actual US declaration of war against Germany in December of 1941?
  15. Beautiful work on this model! Thanks for sharing the story of the model with us.
  16. The Company AOA is a relatively new decal manufacturer that has become known for their aircraft decal sets (several popular scales). Their product offering has placed special emphasis on Vietnam-era US naval aircraft. AOA’s products are available from the larger distributors such as Sprue Brothers, Hannants, BNB, etc. This product is their first offering for an armor model subject. The Subject This decal set’s subject is rather unique: 1/35 M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams in a 2018 NATO training competition configuration. The Strong Europe Tank Challenge (SETC) was an annual, multinational tank platoon competition held from 2016 to 2018 at the Grafenwöhr Training Area, Germany, and hosted by the U.S. Army Europe and the German Army. At the SETC, crews from NATO and non-NATO partners competed in defensive and offensive operations (see Wikipedia). View the full review
  17. Bottom Line Up Front: This reboot of the well-received Panda Hobby Pz38(t) kit in 1/16 scale provides what many large-scale armor modelers have been hankering for: a an tank kit with a full interior. This in-box initial look shows promise for a fitting upgrade of an already solid kit. View the full review
  18. HI ! I'm seeking these conversion kits in trade only , HEINKEL HE-111B/D/E/J CONVERSION TU-4 /B-29 CHINESE AWAC PB4Y-2 PRIVATEER LOCKHEED MC-130E HERCULE/PINNOCHIO LOCKHEED NF-104/JF-104A STARFIGHTER MCDONNEL/DOUGLAS F4H-1 PHANTOM PROTOTYPE LOCKHEED U-2/F/R ASAR II/C'Q-BAY'/C 'FLAT TOP' DOUGLAS F-6A SKYRAY you can email me at jmarcpe@videotron.ca Thanks in advance Jmarc
  19. LLLLLLLLLLLLLLooking great , nice an clean !..... well done SIR and thank you for sharing it with us, it's quite appreciated !
  20. YYYYYYYYYYYYYYes SIR ...I'm glad to se that I'm not alone.. it certainly way more advance than my second ..which deco do you plan to use !.. Im also on one with no inner details except for as a basic cockpit ,most of the parts are done last time I work on it I corrected the shape of the middle tail section and started the nose wheel well It will be done as the VW-2 version .. Here some pics :
  21. This is the old Revell kit of a Wickes/Clemson class destroyer released as the USS Buchanan and HMS Campbelltown. For a kit of it's age, it's actually pretty good. The 4" guns are pretty nondescript as are the torpedo tubes, but the single greatest flaw is that the decks have simulated wood planking and these ships did not have wooden decks. Due to its age there is a lot of parts clean up/seam and injection pin marks filling involved, especially the searchlight tower. It comes with molded on stanchions to make railings out of thread, but this is difficult to get right and looks too out of scale. Work that I did: deepened all the port holes, drilled out and busied up the guns and torpedo tubes, removed all the molded on stanchions and replaced with PE railing, sanded/filed/scraped all the molded in wood deck planking off. In the end it builds up into a nice display model. There were many Wickes/Clemson class built and they all had minor differences here and there but were basically similar in outline and armament. I marked mine as the USS Reuben James, a Clemson class ship that was the first US ship sunk in the European Theater in WWII and is the subject of the song "The Sinking of the Reuben James" by Woodie Guthrie.
  22. As you probably know, IPMS/USA is a volunteer based organization. All of our Executive Board members, Regional Coordinators, Webmasters, and Convention Chairs and teams are volunteers. We often hear from members that they want to be more involved in the Society and help improve it. This is your chance to be a part of the future of IPMS/USA and make it better for everyone! View the full article
  23. This book is another offering of the Casemate illustrated Series and in this case deals with the destruction of the German Army Group South by the Soviet forces. The book offers five color maps, one for each section/area where the two armies fought. In addition, you will find 20 commanders’ profiles. Both sides are given 10 commanders each involved in the conflict. The book describes 5 main battles and each has the order of battle for both the Soviets and the Germans. Finally, there are 13 profiles for equipment used during the battle by both the Germans and Soviets. As in every book of this particular series you will find a timeline of events at the beginning of the book, starting with the retreat of the Army Group South to the Dnieper River during August, 1943, and ending with the participation of the Soviet Army in the Silesian and Prague View the full review
  24. Very Nice! I've been trying to find my 1/72 scale Connie to start! I have an EC-121 as well, but I want to do the Connie first.
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    Cincinnati Scale Modelers Contest & Swap Meet 2024 4021 Borman Drive, Batavia, OH, 45103 The Cincinnati Scale Modelers will host their annual model show and contest Saturday, October 19th at the Tri-State Warbird Museum just minutes outside of the Cincinnati limits. The show is open to all modelers and the venue offers a great experience to see restored WWII flyable aircraft and also the opportunity for modelers to showcase their work. There will be over 50 tables of vendors selling plastic model kits, supplies, books, and aviation/military related items. The event will also showcase a completed model contest with 100's of entries. A special admission price for the day gives visitors full access to the museum, vendors, and contest area. Come on outto see professionally finished plastic models as well as shop an amazing variety of model kits and supplies! The show is an exciting event with awards and offers inspiration from the work displayed. Region 4 - Great Lakes Cincy IPMS Cincinnati Scale Modelers Michael Ward ward1michael@outlook.com 513-383-6714
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    2024 Virginia ShootOut 1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem, VA, 24153 The Roanoke Valley IPMS will be celebrating it's 31st year by hosting the Virginia ShootOut again. The show will have 78 class's, mulitple special awards, theme awards that include BestGreat War Subject-Best Italian-Best Reel Model and The Leo Award. There will be a Retro class which is for OOB 1/72 Revell P-47 Thunderbolts and 1/25 Revell 1964 Thunderbolts. There will also be vendors, make and take for the kids and lots of fun. Doors open at 9:00 am and awards will be at 4:30pm. Region 2 - Mid-East Roanoke Valley IPMS Roanoke Valley IPMS Greg Clower gclower@aol.com 540-314-6684
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