Author Archives: RBeach

Show News : RVIPMS Virginia Shoot-Out Returns
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The fine folks at the IPMS/Roanoke Chapter [http://www.rvipms.com/] have just provided information regarding the 2017 Virginia Shoot-Out Model Convention, Show & Swap Meet coming Saturday, August 12th at the Salem Convention Center (Main Arena).  This is a well-attended and highly … Full Article→

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What is it? A Bird, A Plane… No, the 2016 Club Build Challenge
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The latest club model build challenge was completed at the November meeting with five entries on display.  Originally scheduled for October, the low meeting attendance made pushing the Challenge to the next meeting a reasonable move for those present. As … Full Article→

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9th Annual Hampton Roads Kit Swap
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IMPORTANT!  DATE CHANGE TO 29 OCTOBER 2016! Time again for the Annual HRSM Model Auction / Swap Meet aka “Kit Dump”. Sited at the customary Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach. VA (click for Google Maps), the Auction promised to be … Full Article→

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2016 Surface Warrior’s Ball
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Naval historian John Nugent put together a display at the 2016 Surface Warrior’s Ball that drew a great deal of interest from attendees as evidenced in the images below, provided by his wife, Ann.  John’s modeling emphasizes the history of … Full Article→

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Star Wars A-Wing: Decals of the Studio Model
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UPDATE: 11 July 2016 – Added a PDF showing the placement of the decals on the filming model. My latest research effort is for the A-Wing seen in ‘Return of the Jedi‘ (aka Episode VI).  A recent find at Denbigh … Full Article→

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UPDATED: Markings of the SW Millennium Falcon 5-Foot Filming Model
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Updated downloads page 2015-09-10 with all new files (Discard all Prior versions) Over on the “The RPF” fandom modelling forum, there is a great deal of discussion on the specifics of the ‘studio scale’ filming models of the Star Wars … Full Article→

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Millennium Falcon 5-Foot Studio Model Markings Files
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Last Updated 2015- 09 -10 TO DOWNLOAD, RIGHT CLICK ON “HERE” AND SELECT SAVE LINK (OR WHATEVER YOUR BROWSER OFFERS TO SAVE THE FILE)  Be Sure and Delete all prior versions or Ye will surely be Confused! Download the Tracker … Full Article→

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8th Annual “Model Auction” Swap Meet 10 Oct 2015
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The event known as the Annual HRSM Swap Meet “Model Auction” has come around again with the goal of a fun day of kit swapping & modeling camaraderie.  As before, it will be held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Virginia … Full Article→

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Angle of Attack (AoA) Decals
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“Black Ponies and More” 1:32 scale USN & USMC Broncos in the Vietnam War ($22) It was a bit surreal for me to discover a previously unknown decal maker while on Britmodeller.com forums, then visit the AoA site to see … Full Article→

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Winner of Club Build Challenge: ‘Build a P-38 Any Which Way But Loose’
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The club 2014 Build Challenge was completed on 21 November with 7 entries and two incomplete WIPs available for inspection.  The completed entrants were: Mike Schine – P-38 Lightning (1:48 scale, Hobbyboss) Tom Kean – F-5A Photo Lightning (1:48 scale, … Full Article→

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