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Accurate Miniatures 1/48th “Doolittle Tokyo Raid” North American B-25B Mitchell
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I obtained this kit (#3430) soon after its release in 1999.  Construction, however, was finally started in January 2012.  Overall, the kit was excellent, but it had a few inaccuracies.  In a nutshell, the B-25 Mitchell had a glorious, historically … Full Article→

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Vacuform Aircraft Modeling – Part 4
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Basic Techniques (Con’t) My basic method of removing parts from the ‘backing sheet’ is outlined below.  However, there are actually some things you want to do prior to removing the parts, if you follow best practices.  These would include: Washing … Full Article→

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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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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 10
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Report to the Cabal: Part 10 Outfitting the Sub-driver The objective here is to install, set-up, and test for correct operation all the devices and mechanisms needed to get the Sub-driver (SD) operational. The end-game: an outfitted 3.5 SKIPJACK Sub-driver, … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 9
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Report to the Cabal: Part 9 SAS Theory and Preparing to Outfit the Sub-Driver R/C submarining – above all other forms of R/C vehicle assembly, set-up, operation, and maintenance – is the most demanding. It’s an activity that requires investment … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 8
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Report to the Cabal: Part 8 Securing the Internal Hardware and Structures If I gave the impression in a previous installment of this article that the lower bow piece could be installed to the upper hull half before installation of … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 7
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Report to the Cabal: Part 7 Bonding the Sail and Hull, Installing the Sail Linkage, and Attaching the Radial Flanges Now we’re on a roll: actual bonding of the major sub-assemblies into proper hull halves, assembled sail, and establishment of … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 6
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Report to the Cabal: Part 6 Marking Off, Test Fitting, and Punching holes OK, you’ve culled out the unneeded Moebius 1/72 SKIPJACK kit parts; inventoried the fittings kit parts; degreased the resin parts; and scoured and sanded the hull, sail, … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 5
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Report to the Cabal: Part 5 Preparation Only the most dense of you would miss the sub-text of the last four chapters. I’ve been selling you on both the Moebius Models plastic model kit of the SKIPJACK, as well as … Full Article→

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