Article by Mike Blohm that was published in the IPMS USA Journal, May/June 2023 – Volume 35, Number 03
A 1960’s Fouga Magister on display at the EAA “Land of Enchantment Fly-In.” Not your typical show bird.
Saturday, 9/23/23, was Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 179’s “Land of Enchantment Fly-in” at the Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque.
New images by Ocean Exploration Trust show in detail the wrecks of USS Yorktown (CV-5) and two Japanese aircraft carriers IJN Kaga and IJN Akagi sunk during the pivotal World War II Battle of Midway.
In honor of the upcoming presentation by John Tate and Tony Humphries, learn about the state of model kit options around the time of the Yom Kippur War in 1973.
The Royal Navy nuclear ballistic missile boat looked like a sea monster that had emerged from a long slumber at the bottom of the ocean.
Have $400,000 lying around? That’s the starting price for a long-lost original X-wing model headed for auction.
Some cool kit recon from The Modelling News. A 1/35 Akagi Bridge + B5N2 Kate; a 1/48 Avro Lancaster; and a 1/35 MRZR D4 Ultra-light Tactical All-terrain Vehicle (combo kit).
Summary of the September 2023 meeting. Points Contest #4 and Sponsored Contest (B-26) results, and a fantastic presentation by Harvey Chace on the B-26.
We have a busy meeting scheduled for September 8th- a guest speaker on the B-26, an open points contest and a sponsored contest.
Two World War II veterans are getting a chance to see the plane they flew in combat during the the B-26 Historical Society’s reunion.
Looking for inspiration on a B-26 build? In honor of our upcoming presentation from Col. Harvey Chace, USAF (ret.), on the B-26, check out these fantastic builds.
Checkout what MiniArt has planned for their upcoming P-47 in 1/48 scale later this year.
The August Sponsored Contest for “Victory Markings” has been replaced with a B-26 contest sponsored by John Tate. Any scale, any kit, old builds and previous winners accepted.
Summary of the August 2023 meeting. Nationals Show-N-Tell and swap meet!
Summary of the 2023 IPMS Nationals that took place in San Marcos, TX, from August 2-5.
Italeri has started a new series of “Complete Sets” – model kits with not only the kit, but the acrylic paint, decals, glue brush, tweezers, sandpaper & even a sprue cutter included to make it an all-in-one build day contender!
Check out this stunning 1/32 C-47 from Czech-based HPH Models.
HK Models are releasing a special limited edition of their 1/32nd scale B-17G. This release of only 500 kits features a young Princess Elizabeth Windsor on a visit to a US Airforce base during WWII.
Summary of the July 2023 meeting. Open and “Cold War” contest results.