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December 2, 2016


Mk V Spitfire


By Walt Moore   

The Airfix Mk V Spitfirekit had both white metal and photo-etched brass for detailing. The kit offers parts for both the Mk V B/C and the Trop! Most of the brass went inside and much of it cannot be seen, but was educational installing it. The plastic molding was very light in surface detail. What was there, was raised. So I scribed along the raised detail to pick up the panel lines once airbrushed. The fit of basic parts was fair and I filled the seams adjoining point gaps with super glue, sanding for smoothness.



Mk V Spitfire

All of the white metal parts were duplicates of the plastic; the metal prop and spinner are DeHavilland, and the plastic is Rotol. The decals are poor quality, so I made up my own from two sources.


Since I wanted a 4thFG “bird”, I used a background color (Sky Type “S”) before camouflage was applied, and covered the spaces with dry transfers of the squadron and a/c letters I wanted. Otherwise, I used stash box leftovers. After the Slate Grey and Euro Dk. Green (Testor’s Enamel) were sprayed on, I pulled the dry transfers off with Scotch tape. The result is good for if you are after standardized lettering.

The model turns out okay with some “cleaning up” and a good paint job.

Future Releases announced by from Dragon Models – Miniart – – Bowser – – Revell monogram – – Revell Germany – – Tankograd Publications – – and more

New Stuff has a listing of what the delivery trucks brought us!

This week’s Video is Paving Model Streets: Learn to make a variety of paved areas on your layout. Woodland Scenics walks you step-by-step through the process of making roads, a railroad crossing and more!

“If you’re going through hell keep going.”  ~  ~ Winston Churchill  







November 25, 2016

F18 Hornet

by Jack Hollander

The wings of this F18 Hornet were primed with Floquil Primer, than airbrushed with a lightened up Ghost Gray. I airbrushed the panel lines with floquil weathered black before the final coating. It blends in when the gray top coat is sprayed.


F18 HornetThe nose comes off to show the radar.


I added a resin seat because the one that was included wasn’t all that good


The landing gear was comprised of 50-pieces and took me about 3 weeks to do.


This week’s Video is How to do a Wash: “In this tutorial we explain the beginning steps on choosing and using washes on your miniatures. We also go in to some good tips and uses for washes. “

The starting point of all achievement is desire.” ~ ~ Napolean Hill