Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It's Here: 2018 ODO Brochure

The full 2018 Old Dominion Open brochure is now available! The link has been added to the 2018 ODO page above and a link is also at the end of this post. Click it for the official rules, categories, and all forms. Be sure to mark your calendar now!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Groundwork Tip

I found a light-weight modeling clay called Modelite made by Cra-z-Art. It is a finer and easier to use Playdoh-like material which air dries. It dries softer than Playdoh and has a little give to it when dry. I rolled out a ball of it in a zip lock bag to a uniform thickness and applied it over the base. I first built-up  the base with cardboard pieces to reduce the amount of Modelite clay I would need. I also cut holes in the base so the model's wheels would be lower.  

The base is far  from finished but you can see how this might work for your next model project. Mine is a 1/35 Trumpeter SFOR USMC LAV-25 stuck axle deep in mud.

Crayola makes a version of this and probably others. Whichever brand you buy make sure it feels soft when you squeeze the bag. 

It does dry-out if left open, so store it in a zip lock bag.  I got mine at the local craft store next to the Playdoh.  -Bob Walls

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Next Meeting: October 9, 2017

The next meeting of IPMS Richmond will be

Monday, October 9, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Smoketree Community Center
11100 Smoketree Drive
North Chesterfield, VA 23236

This will be a "movie and build night" so be sure to bring your current project to work-on while you watch a movie!

The October edition of our newsletter, "Spare Parts," may be accessed from the link at the top of the page.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

October 7: IPMS Hampton Roads Kit Swap Meet

New IPMS Region 2 Chapter

The following message was received from Tim Ward:

To all members of IPMS Region 2:

Please join me in welcoming IPMS Lehigh Valley to IPMS Region 2.  Club President and Chapter Contact John Mattaboni has received official notification from John Noack, Director of Local Chapters, that their club is now a chartered member of IPMS.

John and his new club will be meeting at the A.C. Moore Center in Allentown, PA twice monthly.

More details to come.

We look forward to working with John and his club members to make IPMS Region 2 even better.

Look forward to seeing you in the near future at the next show.

Tim Ward

R-2 Coordinator

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HobbyTown USA Fall Model Contest

HobbyTown will hold their fall contest on October 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at all five Virginia locations. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Looking for an interesting project? How about this for a Picture in Time Category?

This has to be the most unlikely "hot rod" a motor pool ever put together. 

 Good description and conclusions by posters to the site.  One suggests:

" my opinion is that they had reversed the drive train. Rear axle under the engine and the front diff was placed where the rear axle was originally attached. The crew compartment was reversed. the driver is now over the front axle and sat on the right side."

For more info click this link to G503 Military Vehicle Forum.

Korean War Armored Jeep with 3 machine guns and a Recoilless Rifle