Monthly Archives: October 2014

Kit Smash! or “Making a mountain from a mole hill” – Pt. 1
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Challenge: Turn a 1/48 scale P-38 Lightning into an experimental WWII Japanese fighter plane. For the November 2014 Club Theme Challenge, we decided to “compete” using any scale or make of P-38 kit, built to any result (in other words, … Full Article→

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Applying a Natural Metal Finish Using Aluminum Foil
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Skills Demo presented by Bob Bradford Bob Bradford presented a demonstration of the technique he uses to apply aluminum foil to his models to replicate the unpainted natural metal aircraft finishes used by many air forces over time. He had … Full Article→

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‘Build a P-38 Any Which Way But Loose’ – Club Theme Event
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At the November meeting, the club will host a themed display of models, all constructed from the same basic starting point: a kit of the P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft of World War II fame.  What the builder makes of their … Full Article→

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HobbyTown USA (Newport News) – Shop Report
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A relative newcomer in the Northside area hobby market, the Newport News HobbyTown USA store has still been located in the Denbigh Crossing Shopping Center for at least eight years after leaving an original location on Warwick Blvd.  Fairly standard … Full Article→

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Denbigh Hobby Center (Newport News) – Shop Report
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An example of the ‘classic’ Local Hobby Shop (LHS), family owned & operated Denbigh Hobby Center is located in Newport News, VA and has been in continuous operation since 1976. Located in a corner storefront nearby to the Big Lots … Full Article→

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Ed’s Hobbies (Closed) – Shop Report
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UPDATE 2 October 2014: Sad news, Ed has closed his shop as of the end of September, 2014. [originally published 6 August 2013]: Recently opened in the Red Mills Commons shopping complex by owner Ed Dalton is “Ed’s Hobbies“, where … Full Article→

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