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March 13, 2020

Plastic Model Mojo Episode 7

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Episode 7 is up.  Give it a listen.  I hope you enjoy it.

March 6, 2020

IPMS Roscoe Turner

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:06 pm
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I’ll be attending the IPMS Roscoe Turner (IPMS/Indianapolis) contest on Saturday March 7th.  I hope to see many of you there.

March 1, 2020

Plastic Model Mojo

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:34 pm
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Episode 6 is up.  Give it a listen.

February 20, 2020

New modeling fluid coasters

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 10:53 pm
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January 31, 2020

Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg 2020

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 5:02 pm
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Thanks to the German chapter of IPMS, here you will find all the new items announced at this year’s Nurnberg hobby trade show.

January 5, 2020

Its a podcast

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:00 am
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I’ve been blogging now for about 11 years.  Recently at the suggestion of a long time modeling friend, Mike Baskette, he and I have begun doing a modeling podcast.  It has just gone live. Give it a listen.  Send any comments to plasticmodelmojo@gmail.com.

November 22, 2019

November MMCL meeting

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 6:02 pm
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MMCL had its November meeting last night.  35 members in attendance.  Presentations on LEDs and on static grass.  Great raffle and a lot of show and tell items.

November 21, 2019

Airfix Me-262 build

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:16 pm
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Over on his website, Model Paint Solutions’ John Miller has a beautiful build of the newish Airfix Me-262 in an unusual paint finish.   Having seen this model in person at the Chattanooga IPMS/USA Nationals I can attest to the fact that it looks as good as it does on the website.

September 20, 2019

MMCL Meeting night

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 8:54 am
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Last night was MMCL’s monthly meeting. Had 35+in attendance, which may be a regular meeting record.

September 6, 2019

Random modeling thoughts

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 4:00 pm
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A few thoughts/observations from the little bit of time I’ve managed to find to do some modeling.

  1. I’ve said before that I love Mr. Surfacer Black from the spray can as my go to primer.  That faith remains unshaken.  I was talking recently with fellow modeler Mike Baskette and he wondered if the black color prevented seeing flaws, thus diminishing its usefulness as a primer.  In my experience it does not.  In fact, under strong light the shiny black finish seems to make flaws jump out more than say they would if the color were gray.
  2. As I have said before, too many modelers are too reticent (oh, look it up) to get rid of old paint, sanding sticks and X-Acto blades.  This leads to frustration and time wasted.  I have become ruthless when it comes to discarding these things in favor of fresh items.  Do it.  You can thank me later.
  3. I love the IPMS/USA Nationals.  I know I’ve said that before.  I am still on the post-Nats high, possibly because this one was the best of the 24 I have attended.  Among other things, the Nats always gets my modeling juices flowing.
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