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Decals for Revell HH-3 Jolly Green Giant?

January 24, 2017, 7:22 am

Just took delivery of the 1987 issue of the Revell HH-3E Jolly Green Giant rescue helo, and though the kit's still sealed, the decals are in poor shape. A request for suggestions on alternative decal... Read more »

Old revell enamel paints

December 24, 2016, 5:07 pm

Hello, one of my friends found in the attic very old revell email colors with codes which don't exist anymore and he doesn't recall when, where and why he bought them. These are: 41, 44, 63, 64, 72... Read more »

M110A2 conversion to M110

December 18, 2016, 9:13 pm

Looking for references / instructions for converting Italeri kit 291 (M110A2) to Viet Nam era M110. Thanks! Doug Read more »

1/48 U-Boat!!!

November 2, 2016, 1:07 am

Ok Trumpeter - VERY impressed! But... about a version without the interior at a lower price point? -- - Rufus Read more »

Spare decals in 1/48 for nakajima oscar

October 30, 2016, 8:54 pm

Does anybody have Nakajima oscar decals in 1/48 thqt can spare or sell? Thanks Jose Read more »

USS Yorktown (CV-5) in 1/700 scale PERFECT (!!!) model for sale!...

October 30, 2016, 9:31 am Read more »

ARM: HobbyBoss 1/35 scale Soviet T-18 Light Tank Model 1927

October 30, 2016, 2:23 am

Kit Review: HobbyBoss 1/35 scale Kit No. 83873; Soviet T-18 Light Tank Mod. 1927; 254 parts (126 in tan styrene, 118 in brown styrene, 10 etched brass ); retail price US$42.99 Advantages: clean, ... Read more »

ARM: Review -- Trumpeter 1/35 scale IS-2M Heavy Tank - Early

October 30, 2016, 2:20 am

Kit Review: Trumpeter 1/35 scale Kit No. 05589; Soviet JS-2M Heavy Tank - E arly; 521 parts (336 in grey styrene, 177 in brown styrene, 6 etched brass, 1 twisted copper wire, 1 turned aluminum bar... Read more »

Anyone built a USS Arizona with cage masts?

October 19, 2016, 9:05 pm

Looking to find out how to do this on my Revell kit. Like the older cage mast view. Any cage mast kits out there to do this? -- What do you mean there's no movie? Read more »

[ ISM ] Electric Machines and Drives - A First Course by Ned Mohan

October 3, 2016, 10:01 pm

Titles in Physics, Electronics, Electromagnetism, light, Optics, Optical an d Laser Physics, Matter and Interactions, Magnetism, Electronic Circuits, M icroelectronics, Heating, Ventilating and Air... Read more »

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Humbrol 151. What the hell is it? rating: 5

I'm currently sat here building the Airfix Brewster Buffalo (well, trying to build). Anyway, the instructions says to paint the inside of the cockpit with Humbrol 151. The snag is that Humbrol no lon... Read more »

Re: HobbyBoss A7-A Corsair rating: 5

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On 3 August, I posted the following to rms: =================== This morning, a parcel arrived from Hobbylink Japan, containing the new 1/72 A-7A from Hobby Boss. Seven days to be delivered from Jap... Read more »

7 gallon 2 hp Sears Companion Air Compressor rating: 5

Does anyone here use the 7 gallon, 2 hp Sears Companion compressor for airbrushing? How loud is it? How often does it kick on to refill during model painting time? How long does it take to refill ... Read more »

Battleship colors Pearl Harbor rating: 5

I received an email from another group on some of the latest thinking on Battleship Colors at Pearl Harbor during the attack. It seems historians working the new memorial found archived documents t... Read more »

Aurora 1/54 S2F Tracker info rating: 5

Has anyone built (or re-built) one of these? I just won one on EBay and I know it's gonna take lots of work. Any suggestions on aquiring/scratchbuilding a landing gear? How bad are the engines? Read more »

ARM: Takom 1/35 scale Type 69-II Iraqi Medium Tank rating: 5

Kit Review: Takom 1/35 scale Kit No. 2054; Type 69-II Iraqi Medium Tank; 76 0 parts (490 in grey styrene, 184 single link tracks, 70 etched brass, 12 c lear styrene, 2 black vinyl, 1 olive drab vin... Read more »

ARM: Book Review - The Bailey Bridge in Canadian Service rating: 5

Book Review: =93Weapons of War=94 Series; The Bailey Bridge in Canadian Ser= vice by John Sliz; Service Publications, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2012; 24 = pp. with B&W photos and not-to-scale diagrams... Read more »

Wirbelwind Interior Color rating: 5

Hi rms'ers. It's been a while but I finally found that I can access this group in google groups! Hurrah! Anyway, I am building a 1/48 scale Wirbelwind using Tamiya's Pz. IV ausf. J and the Gaso.Lin... Read more »

Resin Drying Tacky rating: 5

I bought a small tin of clear resin and some transparent blue pigment to make some lightbars for some fire & police models ive been working on, but im having some problems with it - it always dries... Read more »

F-106, 49th FIS Decals rating: 5

Does anyone out there know of a source for the old Microscale / Superscale 72-092 decal set for 1/72nd F-106, 49th FIS? Read more » is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.