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P4M-1 Martin Mercator: Kit Review & Build – Part 1
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1:48 Scale Martin P4M Mercator by RCM (Robert’s/Combat Models) Order via website: www.combatmodels.us (kit 48-020 w/ resin detail set)  $59.95 plus shipping Part 1: First off, let me share with you that this will not be a quick process.  I … Full Article→

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Vacuform Aircraft Modeling – Part 3
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Basic Techniques Don’s Model Works, home of the late Don Bennett’s vacuform kit outlet (now taken over by his son Chuck) has an excellent writeup of the method similar to the one I use in removing and cleaning up vac … Full Article→

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‘Detail & Scale’ Adopts New Publishing Paradigm
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At the recent IPMS/USA Region 2 Convention in Roanoke, I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with Bert Kinsey, the publisher of the famed ‘Detail and Scale’ series of (primarily) aircraft detail & history monographs.  Over the years, the series … Full Article→

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Polikarpov I-153
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The Polikarpov I-153 at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia is a flyable restored example that is perhaps less authentic than say, the one in Paris – at least in equipment – for safety reasons.  It is however … Full Article→

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Piper Cherokee 6 PA-32
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Mr. J.G. Tillery kindly allowed me access to his airplane, a Piper Cherokee 6 300 (registration N68SD) to take these images. The plane was in wonderful condition and he was obviously very proud of his bird. Although there aren’t really … Full Article→

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Best Bang for your Buck? – 1:48 P-61 Update Sets
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I’ve recently stumbled across yet another P-61 ‘Black Widow’ resin update set other than the True Details set I purchased a couple of months ago.  Obtaining copies of Mark Buchler’s Model Shack (now Flightline Engineering as of June 2016) set … Full Article→

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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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“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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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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