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ARM: Review - DML 1/35 scale M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams
Kit Review: Dragon Models Limited 1/35 Scale Modern AFV Series Kit No. 3556 ; M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams; 855 parts (706 in grey styrene, 96 etched brass, 43 c lear styrene, 7 prebent metal parts, 2 DS...
 
ARM: Review - HobbyBoss 1/35 scale Soviet SS-23 Spider Tactical Ballistic Missile
Kit Review: HobbyBoss 1/35 scale Kit No. 85505; Soviet SS-23 Spider Tactica l Ballistic Missile; 684 parts (496 parts in tan styrene, 168 etched brass, 11 clear styrene, 8 black vinyl, 1 length of...
 
Review - Italeri 1/35 scale PT Boat Conversion Kit
Kit Review: Italeri 1/35 scale Kit No. 5617; PT Boat Conversion Kit; 171 pa rts (145 in grey styrene, 25 etched brass, 1 thin nylon cord); retail price US$42.00 Advantages: provides some useful items...
 
ARM: Review - Merit 1/16 scale US M198 155mm Towed Howitzer
Kit Review: Merit International 1/16 scale Kit No. 61602: US 155mm M198 Tow ed Howitzer; 264 parts (228 in tan styrene, 23 etched brass, 7 steel screws, 6 black vin yl); retail price US$90 Advantages:...
 
AIR: Airpower 87 1/87 (HO Scale) Mil Mi-24P D/E/F
Kit Review: Airpower 87 (Arsenal M) 1/87 scale Kit No. 223600021; Mil Mi-24 P Hind F - VVS Red Army; 117 parts (108 in grey styrene, 9 clear styrene); price 19.90 Euros or around US$25.50 Advantages:...
 
ARM: Review - KV-2 Heavy Tank: Stalin's Invulnerable Colossus
Book Review: Tyazhelyy Tank KV-2: Neuvyazimyy Koloss Stalina (KV-2 Heavy Tank: Stalin=92s Invulnerable Colossus) by Maksim Kolomiyets; =93Yauza=94/=94Stragegiya=94/=94Ehksmo=94 Publishing, Moscow...
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Bicycle landing gear question
I have seen video footage of B-52s that show that all four sets of wheels are steerable. This allows a B-52 pilot to align his landing gear with the runway and simultaneously crab into a crosswind....
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M88 Recovery Vehicle - ? about boom cable support bracket.
Sorry about the vague title. I have a Roco HO scale M88 recovery vehicle model. Yes, it's not a particularly well detailed model, but my paint job and weathering turned out actually nice (for me...
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Kit Collectors Clearing House (KCC / John Burns) Old timers?
I was thinking yesterday about some of the regulars in John Burns KCC who I used to buy from regularly in the '70s & 80s, even early '90s & was wondering what's become of them. I know about Paul Milam...
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? about Testors Afrika Mustard
Is the Testors Afrika Mustard supposed to be the equivalent of Tamiya's Dark Yellow? I'm looking at the two and it seems that the Testors product has a more orange tint. No idea what Testors had in...
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villiers engine
ok i needs some help i am rebuildinding a ransome 24 (mk 2a-ed3310) the engine is a villiers f15-42-01 725580 does anybody out there know anythink about them or site where i can get manules and parts...
 
Airboss modification to P-3
Hasegawa is releasing their P-3C kit with an "Air Boss" modification for the JMSDF. It is a ventral structure, just behind the cockpit, and appears sort of similar to the USAF Airborne Laser...
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Profile Aircraft Kits from the 1970's - Anyone got info on them?
I have some vague memory of them. the boxes were white with profile box art of the subject. can anyone offer info on them? Who made them? list of subjects?? thx - Craig You're thinking of MPC Profile...
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Rigging with Lycra thread
At the last model meeting someone mentioned using Lycra thread to rig models. Obviously, being elastic, it has an advantage in staying taunt and not snapping. I've found a few online build articles...
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SAAB Shark UAV
Just received a 1/72 scale kit of this bizarre bird. It's cast in pink (!) resin and has only five parts including landing gear with wheels attached and a figure of an officer. As the name implies, it...
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English instructions needed
I just received a Fine Molds 1/48 scale A5M-1 Claude from HLJ but the instructions are in Japanese. I can figure out the assembly process but information related to interior and exterior as well as...
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AIR/ARM: Review - Preiser 1/48 Scale USAAF Personnel
Kit Review: Prieser Military 1/48 Scale Kit No. 67003; Pilots, Ground Crew, U. S. Army Air Force 1942-45; 30 parts in white styrene; price estimated at US $13-15 Advantages: nice selection of poses...
 
Richard the Lion heart - Airfix 1/12 plastic model kit [eBay]
the Lion heart - Airfix 1/12 plastic model kit Richard I was king of England from 1189 until 1199. Defeated Saladin twice, but never managed to retake Jerusalem. Plastic model kit. All original...
 
Will Vaseline Damage Plastic?
I am going to use Vaseline to remove sticker residue from a plastic R/C car. If I leave it on overnight will it hurt the plastic or do anything that will keep primer/paint from sticking? I do plan on...
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tamiya paint question
Using Tamiya acrylic paints by handbrushing over large surfaces, ie. wings, hulls, etc., paint removes itself when over-painting. This happens even when applying second coat on thoroughly dry first...
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