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March 17, 2018

2018 Modeling #21

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:08 pm
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Date: 3/15/2018

Time 9:00 p.m. to 10:20 p.m. (1.33 hrs.)

2018 Total time: 24.63 hrs.

Finally got back to the bench after 11 days away.  This is what happens to me every year.  As I get further into the year, my bench time gets less and less.  With recent life developments, I don’t see this year being any different.

I did get some building done.  Mainly added some of the grab handles on the T-34/85 and worked a bit on the MXY-7.  Primed the interior and then painted it with Alclad dull aluminum.  The grab handles on the T-34/85 have been very time consuming.  I think they will look much better than the plastic parts, but what a pain.


March 15, 2018


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New Xtradecals for the Blenheim Mk.I and If.  Nice.

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 12, 2018

More on the Eduard MiG-21

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:39 pm
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It looks like the first kits will be available at the beginning of April.  Unsurprisingly, the first release will have Czech markings.


March 11, 2018

AW 109

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:50 pm
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I’ve never heard of Scaleworx.  They are apparently going to release an Italian manufactured AW109 LUH. Story here.


March 8, 2018

2018 Modeling #20

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:42 pm
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Date: 3/4/2018

Time 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (1.0 hrs.)

2018 Total time: 23.3 hrs.

Well, I made it all the way to March before starting another kit while I still have 3 in progress and 20+ on the shelf of doom.  However, thanks to Skippy, I have the Brengun MXY-7.  Given my interest in late war “wonder weapons”, this one tickles my sweet spot.  Also, given how simple it is, there is a small hope that it will allow me to finish an extra kit this year.  One thing I noticed immediately is that this kit, like the Tamiya Zero, has the attachment points on the joining face of the kit parts.  I love this and hope other manufacturers will do it.

Spent the hour studying the instructions and cutting out major parts.



March 7, 2018

Bases by Bill

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:35 pm
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I ran across this vendor at a show a while ago.  His stuff is really nice.  A great way to display your latest build.  Go check him out.


March 6, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:29 pm
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I am a huge F-106 fan.  Looks like Trumpeter is ready to release their two seat F-106B.  I can’t wait.


March 5, 2018

2018 Modeling #19

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:46 pm
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Date: 3/1/2018

Time 4:00 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. (1.08 hrs.)

2018 Total time: 22.3 hrs.

The first session of March.  I just wish it was more productive.  I spent all my time drilling holes in the T-34/85 chassis to mount scratchbuilt grab handles.  I then made the handles out of very thin wire. Spent an over an hour and didn’t finish.  This armor stuff has a lot of tedious parts to it.


March 3, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:50 am
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RS Models has announced a new kit of the Bu-133.  While not an aircraft I really have much interest in, the choice of markings on this kit looks to be amazing. If you have any interest in this aircraft, keep an eye out for this kit.

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