If you've been having trouble accessing the Jet Age or Missing-Lynx Forums via the Discussion Group main page in the last hours, you should be able to do so now. It appears that Network 54 changed a parameter, meaning that the forum addresses now needs "www" to work. The links have all been updated now and you will be able to lin to all of the Forums again through the Discussion Gtoup page. If you are still having toruble, try opening the Discussion Group page and refreshing the page.
The same problem seems to have afflicted the Jet Age Forum on HyperScale. That has been fixed now too.
Inside the Armour has sent information about a new book by Jeroen Veen and Flip Hendrickx. “Stringbag! A modellers guide to building WWI airplanes” will be launched on 21 October during Scale Model Challenge 2017 in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. You may find more information, an image of the cover plus seven sample spreads on the Preview page.
1 September, 2017
In tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, I examine Eduard's 1/32 scale Limited Edition EduART P-40N Warhawk kit. I discuss the history of the sprues, the pros and cons of the original Hasegawa kit, as well as exploring the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals and bonus bits. To view this 10:28 video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version
Evan “Lacquer Man” Smith
presents a new Feature Article on his Hasegawa 1/72 scale B-24D Liberator. Two reference photos plus 24 images of the completed model by John Miller are included.
David Wilson examines Eduard's 1/48 scale SSW D.III Profipack Re-Edition. 22 images of the kit's plastic and photo-etched parts, decals and box top are included, as well as the original lozenge decal sheet and the sprues and box top from the 1993 vintage kit.
David Wilson reviews Eduard's 1/48 scale SE5a Royal Class Dual Combo, which includes parts for two full kits of either the Wolsley Viper and Hisapno Suiza versions. 47 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, marking schemes, decals, instructions and box top are included.
I am very sad to report that long time HyperScale visitor and regular contributor to the Forums Ron Dobrezelecki has passed away. We pass on our condolences and sympathy to Mike and the rest of Ron's family and friends.
Cutting Edge Modelworks and PYN-up Decals are working on the release of about a half dozen 1/48 & 1/72 scale decal sets covering many of the B-24D Liberators from the five bomb groups that attacked the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, on 1 August 1943. The 44th, 93rd, 98th, 376th, and 389th Bomb Groups participated in the attack, and the decal sets will also include some of the Me 109Gs, Me 110Fs, and Romanian IAR-80s that defended the city. About 45 B-24Ds have been identified as interesting and relevant subjects, but this is obviously too many to print decals for. They need to know which specific ships most interest you. They’ve posted a survey at www.FineArtOfDecals.com, so jump on over to let them know which ones float your boat.
Tonight I review AIMS' 1/48 scale Junkers Ju 388 L-1 conversion, which will suit any Dragon Ju 88 kit. 13 images of the grey and clear resin parts, the photo-etched frets, vacform canopy, decals, marking guide and box top are included.
Kinetic's new 1/48 scale Mirage IIIBE/D/DE/DS/D2Z is reviewed tonight. This kit comes with a brand-new fuselage with surface texture the equal to their stunning Su-33. 29 mages of all the plastic parts, six marking options, decals and box art are included.
It would appear that my email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com have been full and bouncing new messages. I have cleared both mailboxes now, so you should be able to successfully send mail to both again.
We are pleased to welcome Hussar Productions as the latest sponsor of Missing-Lynx. If your company would like to support Missing-Lynx too, we have a few vacant square banner spaces on the main page at the moment. Just drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries.
The latest Squadron ScaleWorkshop video is a five minute slideshow of military models in competition at last weekend's Melbourne Model Expo. To view this video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version.
Fresh back from Melbourne, the latest Squadron ScaleWorkshop video is a ten minute slideshow of aircraft model in competition. To view this video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version
In tonight's Squadron ScaleWorkshop video, I examine the new test shot sprues from Tamiya's forthcoming 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair. Part One is a description of the unboxing and a description of all the new sprues, decals, masks and instructions. To view this 8:37 video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version
HobbyLink Japan is holding a 20th Anniversary Sale at HLJ.com starting at 12:00pm, Thursday, June 1st, and running to 5:00pm Friday afternoon, June 30th (all Japan Standard Time, UTC + 9). Enjoy great discounts on select items, bonus store credit with each purchase, and a free gift with every package shipped during the sale period!
Paul Middleton advises that MAFVA has a new website with such useful features as PDF files of extinct copies of Tankette.
Tonight I review AMG Models' Messerschmitt Bf 109 A, including 29 images of the kit's plastic, resin and photo-etched parts, decals, markings schemes and decals. Looks like we finally have a nice 1/48 scale early Bf 109 family since Uncle Jules' Jumoschmitts sold out years ago.
One of my email addresses, email@example.com, has been blocked for some weeks, but it is now working again. I've been working through the emails to catch up, but if you haven't heard back from me please feel free to drop me a note again.
Tonight on Squadron ScaleWorkshop, I examine the contents of Eduard's new 1/48 scale 'Tiffie', with Hasegawa's Car Door Typhoon sprues matched with Eduard resin, photo-etch, masks sand six new marking options printed by Cartograf. To view this 7:16 video, just click the screen below or take the YouTube option to view a high definition version
Valiant Wings Publishing has announced that that the big prize on offer in their AM10 pre-order prize draw is a Tamiya 1/32 scale de Havilland Mosquito kit. Anyone who pre-orders the book before June 6th will be entered into the draw. This includes everyone who has pre-ordered so far, irrespective of which country you live in.