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August 8, 2018

Model Paint Solutions

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Attended a seminar by these guys at the 2018 IPMS/USA Nationals in Phoenix.  It was very good.  I am not a fan of acrylics, but am willing to give their Mission Models Paints a try.

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August 6, 2018

Back from the Nats

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 8:34 am
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Back from the IPMS/USA Nats in Phoenix.  I hope to get some posts up about the experience in the next few days.  I’ll return to normal posting now.

July 19, 2018

MMCL monthly meeting tonight

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7pm.  Be there!

April 8, 2018

A funny thing happened on the way to Dayton

Filed under: Family,General,Modeling — dknights @ 10:39 pm
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Was headed to the Dayton contest on Saturday, when I got clocked just over the Ohio river bridge.  Got my bell rung and lost my last year’s production of kits, but it could have been much, much worse.

April 3, 2018

Magazine review: RT Volume 40 #1

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:51 pm
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In past reviews I’ve said just about all I can say about RT.  It is, IMHO, the best non-commercial modeling magazine out there, and in fact is one of the best magazines period.  It is the only modeling magazine that I read all of the articles regardless of subject or scale.

This issue is no different.  In addition to an excellent article on building the 72nd scale Airfix Spitfire PR.XIX, there is an article on building and improving the Italeri Italian manned torpedo from WWII.  There is also build article on a 1/144th 727 airliner.  Finally there are two articles on the RG-31 Nyala, MRAP/ wheeled APC.  The first is a history of the vehicle, with a focus on its use by the Canadian armed forces, while the second is a construction article using the Kenetic kit as the starting point.  Both are excellent reads, even for a non-armor guy like myself.

Highly recommended.

March 16, 2018

MMCL meeting night

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 10:02 pm
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This was MMCL’s quarterly Friday Night Fight meeting.  Many members attended with a lot of building going on.

Meeting night

March 13, 2018

March MMCL meeting

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 10:34 pm
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The March monthly meeting of MMCL will take place on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 6 p.m..  For more info, see the club’s Facebook page.  See here.

March 9, 2018

Indianapolis model contest

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:38 pm
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If you are in Indianapolis on March 10th, you should stop by the Indy model contest.  Info here.

February 20, 2018

February MMCL meeting

Filed under: IPMS,Kentucky,Modeling — dknights @ 10:33 pm
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My local IPMS chapter, MMCL held its February meeting last Thursday.  Sorry about taking so long to get this it.  The meeting was great.  If you have an IPMS chapter near you, I urge you to attend and join.  Also, join IPMS/USA.  This meeting we had a guest speaker who works for the Department of the Army, identifying and recovering remains of MIA soldiers.  It was an amazing talk.

 

Also, we had some great models brought in by the members.  Here are a few shots.

January 18, 2018

IPMS/USA

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 12:43 pm
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Join IPMS/USA.  It is a great  organization.

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