Author Archives: Frank R

Invasion Stripes

Invasion Stripes How to paint D-Day markings on your Thunderbolt by Ed Mate The first step is to determine where the stripes go. There is an “official” placement, but if you can check photos, you may find your subject has … Continue reading

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Superdetail Conversion – Trumpeter 1/350 Nimitz to Carl Vinson

Superdetailing the Carl Vinson in 1/350 scale by Dave Kopielski I started with the Nimitz model and converted it to the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 as she was at the start of the 1983 world cruise (her maiden deployment).  All differences … Continue reading

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Frankentanken

Frankentanken by Ed Mate The 108 gal. paper tanks in the Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt kits are decent, but the modeler is challenged with cleaning up the seams on the nose and tail without destroying the fine raised detail. On … Continue reading

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Minicraft P-3C Orion in 1/72nd Scale

Minicraft P-3C Orion, No. 1147, in 1/72nd scale by Paul Gasiorowski Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Exploración (EA6E) (Exploration naval Sqd) The first P-3 Orion entered service in 1962. It was based on Lockheed passenger aircraft the Electra, shortened in the nose and a MAD … Continue reading

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2017 February Meeting Notes

February 17, 2017 McKinstry Meeting Theme: South of the Border/South America Program: Using washes, Mike Hanlon Notes by Paul Gasiorowski and The Tick Attendees were: Paul Gasiorowski, THE TICK, Mike Hanlon, Lee Lygiros, Charlie Scardon, Bill Soppet, Dan Paulien, Steve Kumamoto, Frank Ress, … Continue reading

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2017 January Meeting Notes

January 20, 2017 McKinstry Meeting Theme: Prop jobs and ships – Korean War Notes by Paul Gasiorowski and The Tick Attendees were: Paul Gasiorowski, THE TICK, Mike Hanlon, Jim Batchelder, Frank Ress, Brian Gardner, Charlie Scardon, Steve Kumamoto The meeting was held in … Continue reading

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2016 November Meeting Notes

November 18, 2016 McKinstry Meeting Theme: Radial Engines Post-WWII Notes by Paul Gasiorowski and The Tick Attendees were: Frank Ress, Paul Gasiorowski, Jim Batchelder, THE TICK, Charlie Scardon, Steve Kumamoto, Dan Paulien, Carl Geiger, Mike Hanlon There were not so many … Continue reading

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