Monthly Archives: July 2012

Vacuform Aircraft Modeling – Part 2
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What is a Vac kit – really? In the context of this series, a ‘vac’ kit is where the primary components are manufactured using a vacuum molding process.  Instead of parts formed from the injection of ‘molten’ polystyrene plastic under … Full Article→

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Screamin’ Demons Part 1: Decal Sheet review
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1:48 Scale F3H-2/ F3H-2M ‘Demon’ by Furball Aero Designs Order through eBay:  http://stores.ebay.com/Furball-Aero-Design/ Screamin’ Demons Part 1 (48-001)  $20, free shipping in US (incl. APO/FPO), $6 shipping OCONUS Sometimes, you come across something on the internet and find out you … Full Article→

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Support the Troops – with models?
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2014.01.01:  Donations program established @ Hampton, Virginia VA Hospital – website. 2012.08.01: New pictures on the IPMS/USA website.   I recently found that IPMS/USA has an organized program aimed at getting modeling supplies to forward deployed troops.  This makes sense, … Full Article→

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“R&L” of Australia, Boeing 707 1/590th. scale. Prize from a 1960’s Cereal Box.
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Just a coat of gloss white over primer.  Did do a bit of filling and sanding.  It has a better fit than some $20.00 kits I’ve assembled. Made by “R&L” of Australia.  I also purchased a “Boeing 727” and a … Full Article→

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Virginia Shootout 2012
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Well, the show at the Roanoke Civic Center was a success; RVIPMS reported approximately 350 entries were on the tables such that several categories had to be split.  Particularly impressive was the number (and quality) of the Junior entries.  The … Full Article→

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UK / Britain License Plate Number True Type Font.
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For all of your British License Plate making needs.  This is a zipped True Type Font file which is PC and Mac compatible.  Once the file is unzipped, right-click the file and “Install”. uk_number_plate.zip

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Scale Plastic Modeling Hour Radio Show
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If you do Facebook, you might want to check out the Scale Plastic Modeling Hour Radio Show.  The count is up to 23 episodes so far and the next live broadcast is due on 19 July, 2012 at 7 PM.  … Full Article→

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Scotch Blue Painters Tape Advanced Delicate Surface (Model # 2080-1A)
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Not too impressed with the product.  On a fully dry acrylic surface used the tape for some additional lines.  I used the “delicate surface” variation because I was afraid of lifting off the acrylic paint. Results: Paint bleed. The tape … Full Article→

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Ford 5AT Trimotor Walkaround
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Another album at the Papermodelers.Com Gallery for Kermit Week’s Ford Trimotor at the Fantasy of Flight Musuem in Polk City, Florida.  This airworthy aircraft has had a storied career over the years. Click HERE for the images! [http://www.papermodelers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=876]

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Gee Bee R-1 Walkaround
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Perfect reference for that Hawk/ Testors 1:48 kit hiding in your stash!  Link to my photo album at PaperModelers.Com of the GeeBee R-1 Racer on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.  This is an exact rebuild to original … Full Article→

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