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  2. It may be enterable in the Group Build category. There is no limitation on the numbers of participants in a group. Participants should, however, be members of IPMS. I have seen single group build entries, particularly in cars, where one person paints the body, another details the engine, another the interior, etc. The spread of the scope of work was equivalent. Your entry may be limited as the bulk of the scope of work is one person while a second’s contribution is minimal. Ed Grune NCC Ship Judge
  3. All: There is 154 page thread of details at Large Scale Planes here: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/52716-mh-60-academy-seahawk-135-scale/ Definitely a great read Looks like it was started in 2014 Dave
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  5. Here's another nifty little "add on" or "fix-it" for your 1/144th Spitfire. The envelope contains 18 main wheels for Spitfires. I had to look closely, but there are 3 different types of tires in the envelope. There are 6 with no tread, 6 with a tread that runs around the tire, and 6 with a diamond tread. When I said I looked closely, I had to use the headband magnifier to see the tread. But they are there. As far as using these wheels, they're slightly better in quality than the wheels in the newer Spitfire kits such as Eduard or Mark 1 so you may want to replace the kit items. But if you're looking at one of the "older" kits (Crown/Revell/Academy), the Brengun wheels are far superior. And then there's another need for wheels. The wheels are sometimes knocked off the landing gear, or they just get lost. These are the wheels you need. read more View the full article
  6. Gil, Thanks i appreciate the reply, it makes perfect sense. Sounds like "display Only" . Someone had mention at my club that the dio could be entered as Join venture. Oliver
  7. Christopher / Mark / Gil - Wanted to thank you for your comments; I really enjoyed the build. It got me so interested in aircraft used during the Spanish Civil War, I bought a Russian I-15 that I will paint with Republican markings, and early model Bf-109 and Heinkel He-51 that I will paint in Nationalist markings. That's what I love about our hobby, it combines my passion for history with my love of the airplane. Hope to see you all at the Nationals in Chattanooga!
  8. Hi Oliver! I'm hoping one of the NCC Head Judges will chime in here soon to give a definitive answer. However, in my opinion as a national IPMS judge for 25yrs, If I understand you correctly, the answer will be no. The rules state that an entry must be the entire work of a single builder. If you enter a diorama where someone else besides yourself painted the figures in the diorama, then the diorama (as a whole, and that is how it is judged, on the "whole") is the work of you AND another. That, by definition means it's NOT the work of a single builder, and thus should be disqualified. Keep in mind that the reason and the "spirit" behind the rule is to keep a builder with a weak area (such as painting figures, in your case) from getting "expert help" in order to get a better result than they could achieve all by themselves. Thus, letting someone else paint the figures for your dio, especially in order to get better looking figures than you could do yourself, wouldn't be fair to everyone else who had to do all of the work on their own dios all by themselves. GIL
  9. WOW! Welcome Oliver! That is some stunning detailing you've got going there, and you're obviously not even done. Glad to have you here with us and looking forward to seeing more of your craftsmanship! GIL
  10. Welcome Howard! Glad to have you here with us. Sounds like you're already a part of a first class local club! By the way...did you mean new "glass" for the helo model (instead of class)? GIL
  11. Hi Chris I started this project 5 years ago. I used spraycan with texture mixed in. glad to hear u like it Oliver
  12. Hi all Grumbling_dwarf ( Howard) name from 25 years a go. I am from Maine Building models kid on and off stady for last 10 years. I build from all kinds of stuff. Right now building a Revell Marine uh-34d Helicopter. If any one Know where i can find new class for it Let me know thank you in advance I am in Southern Maine Scale Modelers/Imps club and Region 1 Chapter of the Year Thank all
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  14. Wow!! very impressive work, can't wait to see more.
  15. Just curious Oliver, how much time do you have in this project so far? The level of detail and scratch building simply blows my mind. Your use of washes is top notch. What did you use to simulate the texture on the flight deck? Regards Christopher
  16. Truly amazing work Oliver. I look forward to seeing more of this.
  17. My name is Oliver. I am a new member. Heres what i working on. Happy to be part of the IPMS forum family. Oliver
  18. My name is Oliver. I am a new member. Heres what i working on. Happy to be part of the IPMS forum family. Oliver
  19. Hi My Name is Oliver, i mostly build helicopters in 1/35 scale. I have moved towards dioramas but sadly i do not paint figures yet. I am in the process of finishing an US Navy helicopter diorama with 8 figures. My question is: Can i compete in an IPMS event under the diorama section if i did not paint the figures (the rest of the work is all mine) ?. I have read IPMS rule book but it is unclear to me. Thanks Oliver
  20. Very cool camo scheme and a great looking build! I had to go back and look before I realized it was only 1/72. Sweet! GIL
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  22. Ed, thank you very much! I did take my time on this because for at least a year; I was trying to find a way to add the tiles underneath in a way that did not take years to accomplish. After being unsuccessful there; I just decided to complete it and get it off the bench. It was a difficult build indeed, especially after having to scratchbuild the upper brace. And yes, I'll need another Dora-type "baby coffin" as my friend Carlos calls it!
  23. That is magnificent! It looks like a larger scale aircraft! Congrats on doing such an incredible job!
  24. Me it's a Tamiya M16 multi gun halftrack, bought it with a book on halftracks while stationed in Japan 1977.
  25. Revell released the "Space Station" kit in the late 50's/early 60's. I bought the kit in the gift shop of the Seattle Space Needle in the summer of 1962 and finished it that same year. The kit survived several relocations, from Great Falls, Montana, to Taylor, Tx, then Austin, Tx, and then to several apartments/dwellings in San Antonio. By 2004 the model was in a very poor state, so I chose to restore it. Many parts had gone missing and they were replaced with scratchbuilt duplicates. I do not remember where I manufactured my own decals (after many hours on the computer) and away I went. Having completed the restoration in 2004, the Space Station has occupied a prominent location, in its own custom-built display case, and is NEVER moved without extreme caution and care.
  26. F/S two World War II U.S. Navy amphibians You will get 1. Minicraft PBM-5 Mariner sealed 2. Monogram 6837 HU-16B Albatross. Open some parts off sprues put into ziplock. 40.00 plus shipping takes em both. I take PayPal or will also take money order or personal check for those still wishing to use those methods. check must clear before kit is shipped. Please contact me via email do not use the p.m. function here, please oh please.... Contact licin (at) comcast.net Thanks Max Bryant Illinois
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