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April 16, 2019

I really do blame Jeff Groves

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:13 pm
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Actually, if I am being honest, I credit him.  He got me inspired to build the IBG Japanese truck and it is a blast.  It has been a really fun build so far.  I just wish I had more time to devote to it.  Here is the current status of some of the parts. (I need to do some small touch ups on the paint.)  I was really pleasantly surprised at how well the bed assembled.

IBG truck


April 1, 2019

Thinnerline Circle Cutter

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:46 am
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About 9 months ago I acquired a Thinnerline Circle Cutter from Shadow Hobby.  Fellow MMCLer Randy Fuller had gotten one and I was impressed by his review.  Well, I finally broke it out.  Assembly was easy.  Calibration takes a bit or work, but overall I can see this being very useful.  I cut some masks for wheel hubs on the IBG Japanese Truck project.  (I still blame Jeff Groves.)  Wasn’t hard to get the 12 circle masks I needed.

Thinnerline circle masks

March 24, 2019

I still blame Jeff Groves

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:17 pm
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Friday was the MMCL “Friday Night Fights” club meeting. (A separate post on that soon.)  I took the Japanese truck and worked on it.  Then on Saturday I actually picked out a paint and got some on the wheel hubs.  The paint I picked is Colourcoats Ami-ero, which has a nice mustard yellow tint to it that I think will work well when I weather it.

Colourcoats Ame-iro


























Here is one of the wheels with the hub painted.  This will allow me to try out my Thinnerline cutter for the first time.










March 13, 2019

I blame Jeff Groves!

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:07 pm
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Well, after a multi-week absence, I’ve finally made it back to the modeling bench.  I am masking the MXY-7 canopy, which is a pain in the butt.  It only reinforces my conviction that I’ll never build another model for which their isn’t a pre-cut canopy mask available.

Since you can only do so much of that in one sitting, I wanted to keep modeling, but needed a break from the canopy masking.  So, inspired by Jeff “Inch High” Groves, I started working on the IBG 917t Japanese truck.  Here is where I am.  Jeff, this is all your fault.

IBG Japanese truck frame

February 5, 2019


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:51 pm
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Good news.  The long awaited IBG PZL P.11 series of kits looks like it will be out in April 2019.  If they are as good as the recent PZL P.37, then they will be must haves.


January 25, 2019

PZL 23

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:14 pm
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Looks like IBG is going to release a Romanian marked PZL 23.  Yes, please.

October 25, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:15 am
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It is out and we have sprue shots and cover art.  I’ve wanted one of these to add to my collection of Romanian aircraft.

September 13, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:01 pm
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Man, this looks good from the CAD.  Of course, they all look good from the CAD.

August 28, 2018

72nd scale armor releases

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:30 am
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I will admit that I’d like to get all three of these kits, but especially the Japanese truck.

July 24, 2018

The Year of the Pole continues

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:25 am
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As I said previously, 2018 is the Year of the Pole.  Well, now comes news that IBG will be producing a Lublin R-XIII.  This will be a welcome addition to the Year of the Pole.

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