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March 20, 2018

Takom V-2

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Good news.  Takom is scaling down their V-2.  This is good news.  The Special Armor one is good, but I am looking forward to this one as well.


March 17, 2018

2018 Modeling #21

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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.

Barracudacals stencil sets

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:02 pm
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Roy Sutherland of Barracudacals has released two sets of stencil data decals for Late Mark Spits and Fw-190s.  Roy’s stuff is great.  I’ll be picking both these up.

March 16, 2018

Cool Belgian Aviation website

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Site here.  Everything you’d ever want to know on the subject.

March 15, 2018


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

March 8, 2018

2018 Modeling #20

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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 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.

February 24, 2018


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As I’ve noted previously, this year we are going to get a lot of models of aircraft used in the 1939 Poland campaign.  Arma has released a P-7a kit as used in 1939.  It looks good.

February 22, 2018

New Spitfire book

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Spencer Pollard had published a new book on modeling the Spitfire.  Take a look here and order it.  I can’t wait to see a copy.

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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