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May 5, 2018

2018 Modeling #26

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Date: 04/30/2018

Time  9:35 p.m. to 10:38 p.m. (1.05 hrs.)

2018 Total time: 31.83 hrs.

The April collapse.

As I feared, the April collapse has occurred.  It was worse than in years past.  This happens around this time every year.  I’ve had a good modeling run in January, it slows in February and March and then just falls off the table.  The accident on the way to Dayton made it worse this year, as did starting a new job, but it happened nonetheless.  I spent this night working on the seams of the T-33.  I am on a deadline to finish this for Jim Bates and crunch time is coming.  I have to finish this.


January 3, 2017

More Northrop Delta news

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According to intrepid model sherpa, Jim Bates, Special Hobby will be releasing a RCAF/USCG version of the Northrop Delta in late 2017.  Oh happy days!

December 27, 2016

Magazine review: IPMS/USA Journal Vol.28 #6

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The latest issue of the Journal is out.  Frankly this is the best issue in a number of years.  This has nothing to do with my having a book review in the issue and one of the other articles has previously appeared in MMCL’s Tactical Notes.  If you aren’t a member, join IPMS/USA now.

October 19, 2016

Magazine review: RT Vol.38 #3 (Fall 2016)

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The latest issue of RT rolled in a week or two ago and though I read it right away, I’m just getting around to doing the review.

Heck, these reviews of RT could be on autopilot now.  Every one is the same.  It’s a great magazine; you should join IPMS/Canada.

Well, it is true for this issue as well.  We get part two of Jim Bates Canadian Hurricane article as well as decals to make a few of the aircraft profiled.  There is also a nice build of a series of Canadian Sherman variants.  As I’ve said so many times before, it is a great magazine; you should join IPMS/Canada.  Plus, free decals!!!

October 15, 2016

Airfix Hurricane in the stretch

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All ready for some weathering.hurri1a























































October 14, 2016

Airfix and Xtrakit Spits

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Friend of the blog Jim Bates passed along this interesting article comparing the Airfix and Xtrakit Spit Mk.22

September 19, 2016

Canadian chatter

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Friend of the blog, Jim Bates has been posting again over on his blog, A Scale Canadian.  Drop on over.

July 7, 2016

Magazine review: RT Vol. 38 #2 (Summer 2016)

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Frankly, I almost get tired of writing a review of issues of RT.  RT, as you know by now is the quarterly magazine of IPMS/Canada.  All of my reviews are pretty much the same since I am of the opinion that RT is the best modeling magazine out there, either commercial or non-commercial.

This issue is particularly good. Our good friend Jim Bates has the first part of a multi-part article on the Canadian Hurricanes.  This article contains a bunch of great reference photos and represents the kind of in depth research that modelers crave.  Jim has done a true service by gathering this info.  In addition, there are articles on a 1924 steam powered truck, a 72nd WWII Canadian minesweeper as well as a 35th scale build of the WWII Canadian army “Otter” recon vehicle. All of these articles are well worth reading and this magazine provided great reading material on a round trip flight to DC a few weeks ago.

If you aren’t already, you should become a member of IPMS/Canada right away.  Tell them David sent you.

June 7, 2016

I love decals

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I am a decalholic.  They are the modelers version of women who are addicted to shoes.  Our friend Jim Bates has done a review of a couple of Illiad decal sheets. Enjoy.

June 1, 2016

Free decals

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and an interesting article series, if you join IPMS/Canada.

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