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RGronovius

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  1. Nicely done, those UAVs are looking quite good these days. My son served as a supply specialist in an Army UAV unit and still has a job as a civilian contractor. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are almost their own category in modeling nowadays.
  2. I used to subscribe to the old Military Modeler magazine. Sometime in the mid 90s, it merged with their sister publication Scale Modeler with Military Modeler as a smaller subtitle. That continued for a short time until the subtitle went away and it just became Scale Modeler for a while. Then the balance of my subscription was filled with some sort of hot rod magazine.
  3. Tamiya made a field kitchen: https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/9/1/106491-53-instructions.pdf And Aber does a PE set of cookware: http://www.aber.net.pl/upload/pdf/e34ae29c288acd807b4a67f7f160bcee.pdf
  4. There were many of high quality modelers, many parents brought a child to the meetings. My daughter used to come and entered into shows in 2004 when she was 11 yrs old. I'd still go if I wasn't working evenings and could put the time into the club that they deserve. My own personal modeling tastes have changed from my kiddie years when I twisted parts off the sprue and globbed glue onto the pieces. Then OOB with detail painting. Then trying to replicate every detail item to more accurately portray the vehicle. Now I'm basically back to building OOB with some slight detailing.
  5. I lived a rather nomadic life, away at college in the 1980s, Army life from the 1980s through 2000s. So running across a club was happenstance. Once while in college probably 1985 or 86, our university was used for a model show. My next near miss with a club was upon returning to Fort Knox in 1991, I showed up to a handful of model meetings in Radcliff, Kentucky. Again, around 1996-97 there was another show in Huntsville, Alabama when I was stationed at Redstone Arsenal. I attended an AMPS show at Fort Dix circa 1999-2000 and a swap meet in Runnemede(?), NJ in 2001. It wasn't until I
  6. Awesome, I've got the old Revell Dune kit from years ago.
  7. I had a Lindberg protoceratops as a child. This looks like a much better kit than that was! Outstanding job.
  8. Some build information on the old AMT Reliant model kit that has some discussion and links regarding painting the vessel. http://www.starshipmodeler.com/trek/tr_reliant.htm
  9. this is the website, but often are subject to availability: https://www.revell-service.de/en/ Edit: I do have the Redstone kit, as a keepsake since my son was born when I was stationed there. I might be able to scan the decals and send a copy, you might be able to print them out on blank decal film.
  10. Kind of expensive, but here is a set on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/REPRODUCTION-DECAL-REVELL-JUPITER-C-THOR-JUPITER-IRBM-OR-REDSTONE-MERCURY/221494444382?hash=item339219015e:g:jHEAAOSwmfhcWzcG Have you tried contacting Revell via their website for replacements?
  11. I agree, I always like the Soviet light tanks. Your build looks great.
  12. Most of the clubs have extremely active FaceBook groups, including several in the Massachusetts area that I belonged to when I was stationed there. Although I've been gone for nearly 15 years, I still stay in contact with the club members and keep up with their club goings. This is the AMPS group (armor modeling) I still stay in touch with https://www.facebook.com/groups/1581450152071913/
  13. there are some rank decals http://www.archertransfers.com/ASSETS/FiguresPg2.pdf
  14. I never knew exactly where they came from when I first saw them while in college in the early 80s. I knew the kits as depicted on the box were not as they were supposed to be painted. There were virtually entire decal schemes not used in the instructions. The kits were different scales and the manufacturing was different as well. You could tell they weren't from the same series. It would be like boxing a Monogram Colonial Viper with the MPC Darth Vader TIE fighter; roughly the same scale, but not quite and definitely different manufacturers. When I collected my old kits from my parents' h
  15. I have several of them. I will look to see which ones I have. I have all three, the second one is still unopened.
  16. This insert shows some of the ground based 1/72 scale armor kits. I still have several of the built ones, and the giant tractor trailer ground recovery unit, right hand side, second from the bottom, is one of the unbuilt ones. Some of the remnants of my built kits from the 80s. The helicopter in the bottom left hand corner of the insert is in this photo. It resembles a reconfigured Chinook used to insert the robots.
  17. There are some awesome 1/72 scale pseudo military scale models that were originally produced to go along with the Robotech style kits. I was first introduced to these through the Revell Robotech series in the 1980s. Back then I built a lot of Hasegawa 1/72 scale armor and Matchbox 1/76 scale armor. These "Godzilla fighting" military wheeled armored vehicles were quite well done. My understanding about the Revell Robotech series is that they combined totally unrelated Japanese animated series and created Robotech from it. It would be like a Japanese company combing Star Wars, Star Trek and
  18. I picked up this old kit recently, it appears complete since I went over it with a medium-toothed comb. Anyone ever build this old dinosaur? It's in Revell's military miniature 1/40th scale. I built several of their old kits back in the day, but never this particular kit. Just wondering what to expect. I do have the desire to use tube glue and small bottles of Testors paint to build this kit. Where the instructions in the original kit better than the life like ones? https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/1/0/0/207100-65-instructions.pdf
  19. I still believe sci-fi and fantasy models are the gateway to our hobby. Fans want to build a model of the latest star wars vehicle. Gamers want to build "their" in game version of their World of Tank tanks.
  20. There have always been mundane subjects such as automobiles or cargo vehicles that were not historically significant machines. There are models of figures, monsters, animals, sailboats, and the entire science fiction genre of items that never existed or may have only been movie props. Even a model of the TV series Batmobile, a fairly iconic vehicle, is mainly a model of a vehicle that is just a mock up of vehicle that is based on someone's imagination.
  21. Modern water buffalos are normally assigned to the company's supply deuce and a half. So if the truck is bumper number A-4, the trailer is A-4-T. I can see a lot of interest in one of these.
  22. Okay, are you talking about the many small individual track links that make up one side of the tank track, you know, like gluing 100 of them together to form one side? Or are you talking about two long pieces of vinyl tracks which uses two per side for a total of 4 pieces of vinyl track? I'm not familiar with that particular kit. Many current kits include the tiny multiple pieces that form the track. Here is a link to an old track tutorial. https://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=1737 But there are several k
  23. Yes, solely for nostalgia and I really don't care about accuracy. I know I was not satisfied with my build way back then.
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