Author Archives: RBeach

Something New from Something Else – a Kit Mash-Up Adventure
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I have to say I really have been enjoying our club’s annual Build Challenges as they indeed challenge me to get something “done” by giving me a deadline.  Admittedly, I have only been ready once out out of the past … Full Article→

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2017 Club Challenge: 3-kit ‘Mash-Up’ or Channeling Your Inner Frankenstein
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The club’s annual build Challenge theme for 2017 was to create a ‘mash-up’ using the parts from three different kits (and for extra spice, from different genres such as plane-ship-tank…)  The goal was to use only the parts provided by the … Full Article→

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10th Annual “Model Auction” Swap Meet 7 Oct 2017
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Yes, it is time again for the 10th Annual HRSM Model Auction Swap Meet!  As before, it will be held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach. VA (click for Google Maps) on Saturday, 10 October from 10am to … Full Article→

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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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This gallery contains 20 photos.

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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