Thursday, 5 July 2018

July 2018 CANADA DAY Contest at IPMS Ottawa

Happy Canada Day to all plastic model builders around the world. Despite 35 degree heat and choking humidity, we had 40 members at the meeting and a superb collection of 15 kits in competition and five works in progress.


FIRST PLACE
A superb 1:32 scale WingNuts Bristol Fighter F2B, as flown by Andrew Edward McKeever, the highest scoring two seater fighter pilot in the RFC and RAF in the Great War.






SECOND PLACE
A Trumpeter 1:35 scale LAV III as it appeared in Kandahar Afghanistan in 2009.





THIRD PLACE
The last version of the Iroquois-class DDH 280 destroyer, HMCS Iroquois, as it appeared in about 2001. Resin Shipyards, 1:350 scale.





OTHER ENTRIES

1:35  Revell,  105mm C1 howitzer at the NATO annual FALLEX 64 exercises in Germany, where a Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery unit is live firing on the range under a basic camouflage netting.




1:72 scale Revell, RCAF 410 Sqdn from RCAF Station Uplands, prior to moving away and acquiring nuclear weapons 

1:72 scale Platz, RCN T-33

1:72 Italeri, JU-52 original single-engine version used by Canadian Airways in Manitoba.

1:72 MPM, Junkers W34 in Canadian Airways colours



1:72 MPM, Junkers W34 in Canadian Airways colours


1:48 scale Special Hobby, RCAF 115 BR Sqdn Bolingbroke

1:700 scale Tamiya, HMCS Gatineau in 1943

1:72 scale AZ Models, RCAF 441 Sqdn in April 1945

1:48 scale Eduard, Hellcat Mk II from 1844 NFD Sqdn on HMS Formidable flown by Lt Bill Atkinson RCNVR


1:48 Hobby Craft, CAF 414 Sqdn Electronic warfare T-33




DISPLAY ONLY




WORKS IN PROGRESS








Thursday, 7 June 2018

June 2018 IPMS Ottawa Contest

We had a small turnout of kits, but a large turnout of members for the Bill Wilson Memorial Model Contest. Anything built from a kit acquired from Bill or his estate was eligible. It was exactly two years to the day that we lost Bill. We remember you Bill.




FIRST PLACE

Vosper 73 foot motor torpedo boat, in 1:72 scale by Airfix, without the garish green deck.








SECOND PLACE


Modelkrak 1:700 scale ship "AMUR"; a Russian naval minelayer from the Imperial period. The real ship was built in St Petersburg in 1899, and was the world's first purpose-built ocean-going minelayer. The Amur was sunk by the Japanese using shore battery howitzers at Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese war in December 1904. It is 91 m long and has two steam engines for the two screws. The hold carried 300 mines, which are dispensed through trap doors under the stern while underway.
The model is about 13 cm long. The Russian naval ensign on the stern post is hand made. The masts and yards are made from steel rod soldered together. The rigging is real HUMAN HAIR from my wife (Thank you, Pam!). The smoke is from paint-dipped ear-cleaning buds pulled apart with tweezers. The water scene is made with two layers of gesso, with further gesso added to accentuate the bow wave and wake, etc. The gesso dries in a couple of hours and was painted gloss Tamiya gloss blue. Vallejo white was dry-brushed on for wave tips and bow wave and wake and foam. The base was a single-day project.









THIRD PLACE



Korean People's Army Naval Force operates 20 Romeo class submarines. Seven were directly imported from China between 1973 and 1975, and the remainder locally assembled with Chinese supplied parts between 1976 and 1995. Four Chinese imported units are based on the western coast. 
In June 2014 DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un visited Submarine 748 and was noted as giving instructions to the captain about navigation and fighting the enemy.







OTHER ENTRIES







“H.L. Hunley” was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship. It belonged to the slavocracy of the Confederate States of America. With a crew of eight it was propelled by a giant crank turned by all eight men, and bizarrely sank three times, each time killing all crew including Horace Hunley himself. It sank the steam ship Housatonic. The sub was recovered in 2000 and restored for display.







DISPLAY ONLY