Author Archives: Frank R

Meeting Changes due to Covid-19

The Arlington Heights Public Library has been closed (and reopened, and closed again, and opened again…) due to the Illinois state efforts to manage the pandemic.  At the moment, the library itself is open with restrictions – see for … Continue reading

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Repairing, Cleaning, and Polishing Clear Parts

Repairing, Cleaning, and polishing clear parts and canopies. by Dave Kopielski I have had a few requests on how I get my canopies so clear looking. Many times the clear parts in kits can get scuffed in shipping if they … Continue reading

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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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