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WWIM

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WWIM last won the day on October 20 2017

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About WWIM

  • Rank
    Assembler
  • Birthday 06/29/1949

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    http://wwimodeler.peoplecatcher.net

Profile Information

  • FirstName
    Joe
  • LastName
    LoMusio
  • IPMS Number
    45454
  • Local Chapter
    IPMS Orange County, CA
  • City
    Murrieta
  • State
    California
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Murrieta, CA
  • Interests
    World War One aviation and armor.
  1. 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.
  2. Thanks Gil. The main armament gun in the Sahariana is the Italian 47mm Breda 47/32 cannon. The secondary weapon (just to the right of the driver) is an 8mm Breda model 37 machine gun.
  3. Thanks guys for the nice feedback. Mark... you're too funny. Michael... the spoke wheels came with the kit. Eduard provides both the one piece wheel as well as the tire rim and then the PE fret has the spoke wheels.
  4. Thanks Bryan. Sorry for failing to mention the scale, it is 1:35.
  5. This is Eduard's 1:48 scale kit of the French monoplane, Morane Saulnier Type L. I wanted to try to simulate fabric over the fuselage framing, as well as the the wing fabric over the ribs. Rigging is done with EZ Line and the turnbuckles are the PE set from RB Productions (1:32 scale, but work well for quarter scale).
  6. Criel Models resin kit of the AS.42 Sahariana, Italian Reconnaissance Car. Kit reminded me why I do not like to build resin kits. No mistaking the nice detail that the parts offer, but they are too often too brittle, especially the smaller ones. Anyway... not too displeased with the way it turned out.
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    The Wolfchen

    Thanks Doc... the build is not too difficult. I would recommend investing in the the PE set from Part of Poland (although may be difficult to find). Detail is excellent and the fit is good, expecially the critical undercarriage. There will be a lot of rigging detail, as to be expected with a large biplane, but it is a must. I used EZ line and turnbuckles from Gas Patch models.
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    The Wolfchen

    One of the most amazing, yet little known stories from WWI is the voyage of the German raider, the Cruiser "Wolf. Captained by Kark Nerger, the Wolf was at sea for 444 straight days without ever putting into port, traveled more than 64,000 miles (equaling three circumnavigations of the earth!), through three oceans laying mines in numerous ports, sinking or damaging some 30 Allied ships, while taking on all their crews and passengers. Somehow the Wolf managed to evade the combined navies of Britain, France, Japan, Australia and the United States, and put back into port at Kiel, Germany after 1
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    Mk.A Whippet tank

    Thanks Dannie and Gil. I was certainly going for the dark and dirty look of No Man's land. The desperation is on their faces. BTW, you'll notice I also opened the top hatch of the Whippet (not easy with the plastic so thick there) so that I could put a figure there and connect the tank and crew into the vignette with the soldiers. I wanted to create the sense that they were moving forward as a unit. Thanks again for the kind comments.
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    Mk.A Whippet tank

    Some months ago I reviewed for IPMS-USA the Master Box set of British soldiers from WWI. I have now paired them with a Mk.A Whippet Tank (Emhar, 1:35 scale). The old Emhar Whippet kit was enchanced some with the Photo etched set from Airwaves. The diorama is entitled "No Man's Land, Western Front, 1918"
  11. Some months ago I reviewed for IPMS-USA the Master Box set of British soldiers from WWI. I have now paired them with a Mk.A Whippet Tank (Emhar, 1:35 scale). The old Emhar Whippet kit was enchanced some with the Photo etched set from Airwaves. The diorama is entitled "No Man's Land, Western Front, 1918"
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    Just Curious...

    Thanks everyone for the great feedback and comments. Well said, by all... even by Senior National Judge Nick, IPMS # 969. As someone who builds WWI biplanes almost exclusively and has won awards for them, locally, regionally and nationally, I guess I allowed my frustratiion with at least this one issue to drive my comments. I attended the Nationals and thought it was a good convention. I thought the quality of the models - all of them - was really impressive. I have some idea what judges face. While I have not judged at the national level (although I have been encouraged to do so), I have judg
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    Just Curious...

    Okay... time to reply. PeteJ's detailed description of a laminated propeller is priceless.Gil's observations are right on, and Eric provided a link that confirms all of it. The reason I posted this propeller, which, by the way, is NOT mine, is that this is the propeller on a Wingnut Wings Rumpler (late) that was voted First Place in the Biplane category, Best Aircraft of the entire show, AND won the theme award for World War One.. at the recently completed IPMS/USA National Convention in Hampton, VA. Now please, I do not have anything against the builder (a guy from Williamsburg, VA), but
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    Just Curious...

    Hey... for you guys who model WWI biplanes... can you tell me what's wrong with this propeller?
  15. Please count me in as well. I will have a Wingnut Wings Fokker E.III (early) ready to enter. Thanks.
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