Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pictures from the Aug 12th IPMS Roanoke Valley Shoot Out Model Contest

For those who missed the show, below  is a  link to the Roanoke Valley website with many pictures of the models on display last week. - Bob Walls


Thursday, August 17, 2017

IPMS Richmond 2017 Group Build

IPMS Richmond displayed their 2017 group build at the Roanoke Valley IPMS Virginia Shootout on August 12. Members building various marks of the Bradley IFV were Mark Groth, Chazz Klanian, Gene Rasmussen, Alex Valz, and Bob Walls.

Kit Build: 1993 Dodge Viper

Chazz Klanian's build of Provence Moulage's 1/43 scale 1993 Dodge Viper:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kit Review: Airfix P-51D

World War Toons--More than Meets the Eye

** NOTE: This post in no way endorses Meng Models **

World War Toons are taking Richmond! Being the trendsetters that they are, Bob Walls and Tom Dailey recently acquired two of Meng's recent World War Toons releases and were seen working feverishly on them at IPMS Richmond's Movie & Build night this past Monday.

World War Toons is an under-development cartoonish FPS game for the PC. Meng is issuing several armor kits representing tanks in the game. They have issued six to-date: Tiger I, Sherman M4A1, King Tiger, KV-2, Panzer III, and T-34/76. All are snap-tite kits requiring no glue. Don't let that fool you, however--with careful construction and a little paint they can be built-up into award winning models (as seen at the Roanoke Valley Shootout).

Tom Dailey's KV-2 under construction.

Bob Walls's Sherman M4A1. Note that he actually finished his kit in under two hours (sans decals and paint)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tamiya / Ebbro Chat

Chazz Klanian came across the following interview published in Model Graphix magazine between Shunsaku Tamiya, President and CEO of Tamiya, Inc. and Makoto Kiya, President of MMP, Ltd. Both companies are major sponsors of the Old Dominion Open and this conversation certainly makes for interesting reading.

Link to the interview

(Links to additional parts of the interview are in the right-hand column of the webpage.)