Friday, August 31, 2012

Best Canadian Subject Contest

I got an email earlier today from the new IPMS Canada National Director Bob Migliardi asking me to post some information about a joint IPMS Canada and Modeling Madness "Best Canadian" Subject contest.  It sounds like a fun thing, so...

For more information see:


Deadline for entry is October 15, 2012.

What should I build?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

f√ľndekals Hank Zary 403 Squadron Spitfire

f√ľndekals are back with three new decal sheets, but there is no question which one caught my eye.  Hank Zary was an American ace flying with the RCAF who ended his career as CO of 403 Squadron.  This new sheet has markings for Zary's Spitfire XVI TB752 in late 1945, but before the aircraft was tarted up post war.  The sheet has roundels, fin flashes, serials, codes, nose art, and the aircraft name.  (Interestingly two versions of the name are included, one for the closed cockpit door and one for the open cockpit door.)  Everything is perfectly printed and the roundel colours are spot on.  You are directed to to download an instruction sheet for decal placement and scheme information.  As I said in my previous review of one of their Spitfire sheets, I really like this idea of single subject affordable decal sheets and there is no question that the download instruction sheet is the wave of the future.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Smith Gets on the Eduard Hellcat Bandwagon

I knew I shouldn't have given Smith my spare Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat.  This is about a week and a half in.

I quit!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Photos from the IPMS Nationals in Orlando

I have spent the last few days in Florida enjoying the IPMS/USA Nationals.  A few photos can be found on my Flickr page here.  There are only thirteen now, but more will be added soon.  As expected, I concentrated on 1/72 subjects.

Friday, August 10, 2012

On the Radio

This post is being written from a balcony at the Disney Contemporary Hotel while attending the IPMS/USA Nationals.  Photos will follow, but before I left town I recorded an interview for the Plastic Scale Modeling Hour.  We talked about what will happen to your  kits and models when you die (aka estate planning for the hobbyist) and you can download the interview here.  I will admit I have not listened to the episode and am slightly afraid.  What I thought was a preliminary discussion was actually the interview...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Rick Green's Green Nieuport

A few photos I took last night of Rick Green's just finished Eduard Nieuport Ni-23 finished in Belgian markings.  Rick really enjoyed this kit.