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November 21, 2019

My favorite Modeling tools #10: Trumpeter seam scraper

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I don’t know what particularly possessed me to buy this item from my local hobby shop.  For years I’d used the classic #11 Xacto blade for seam scraping and it worked very well.  But I picked this tool up and I must say, I am impressed.  It works well, better than the #11 blade.  It is solid-feeling in your hand and the scraper portion of the tool is hefty enough that it does a good job and you don’t get the flex that you sometimes get with a #11.  Sometimes I buy a tool and rarely use it.  That isn’t the case with this.  It is a tool I use all the time at the bench.  Worth the cost.

 

September 20, 2019

MMCL Meeting night

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Last night was MMCL’s monthly meeting. Had 35+in attendance, which may be a regular meeting record.

August 9, 2019

MMCL IPMS Nationals dinner

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August 8, 2019

IPMS Nationals (day 2)

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The MMCL contingent arrives.

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.

Wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 19, 2018

MMCL monthly meeting tonight

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7pm.  Be there!

March 23, 2018

2018 Modeling #22

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Date: 3/16/2018

Time 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (1.0 hrs actual modeling time.)

2018 Total time: 25.63 hrs.

This was the MMCL quarterly Friday Night Fight build meeting.  While I was there for 3 hours, I only got in about an hour of actual modeling.  The rest of the time was spent visiting with friends and helping the younger modeldaughter with her modeling.

I worked exclusively on the Brengun MYX-7.  Most of the work was on the photoetch aftermarket seat and the kit wings.  Good progress was made.

March 16, 2018

MMCL meeting night

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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.

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.

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