Thursday, 7 December 2017

December 2017 IPMS Ottawa Contest

These are all of the entries to the IPMS Ottawa, December 2017, monthly contest (out-of-box theme). Each entry must be accompanied by the instruction sheet. Turnout was very low, but there were a lot of models being built and several non-competition items on display.


FIRST PLACE WINNER


Revell 1:25 scale HAWAIIAN CHARGER finished with Tamiya spray can paints.

Revell 1:25 scale HAWAIIAN CHARGER finished with Tamiya spray can paints.



SECOND PLACE WINNER


Tamiya 1:35 scale Ford GPA amphibious jeep, France, c. 1944.

Tamiya 1:35 scale Ford GPA amphibious jeep, France, c. 1944.



THIRD PLACE WINNER
Monogram 1:8 scale "The Black Knight" done in Alclad black base coat. Model by John Clearwater.

Monogram 1:8 scale "The Black Knight" done in Alclad black base coat

Monogram 1:8 scale "The Black Knight" done in Alclad black base coat


OTHER ENTRIES
1:72 scale Polish Air Force PLZ-11 fighter with hand-painted markings.
1:72 scale Polish Air Force PLZ-11 fighter with hand-painted markings.

The arms are attached with magnets so they can be changed out for other arms.

Academy 1:1 scale "Da Vinci Clock". No glue - no paint - and it works!
Valom 1:72 scale Mark-7 atomic bomb on cart. This was the first externally-carried US nuclear weapon.

Valom 1:72 scale Mark-7 atomic bomb on cart. 

Valom 1:72 scale Mark-7 atomic bomb on cart. 

Valom 1:72 scale Mark-7 atomic bomb on cart. 


DISPLAY ONLY


A work-in-progress as the builder tries to custom make a rag-top for the model which does not have any roof in the kit.










MODELS BEING BUILT


Early days on the Lockheed build

Soon to be disassembled and rebuilt with a new instrument panel

The Pocher 1:4 scale all-metal engine for a Ducati motorcycle

The Pocher 1:4 scale all-metal engine for a Ducati motorcycle

How does he paint them with so many details ?!?!

Soon to be yellow and sport racing numbers.

Because Mom told him to build her a Spanish Galeon!


MODELERS AT WORK





Merry Christmas, everybody!
May Santa Clause bring you all the kits you desire!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

November 2017 IPMS Ottawa Contest

These are all of the entries to the IPMS Ottawa, November 2017, monthly contest (ad hoc theme).


FIRST PLACE WINNER


Nazi Me-110E by Dragon in 1:48 scale


SECOND PLACE WINNER


North American Aviation company X-15 experimental rocket aircraft. Three were built and used from 1959-1968, and hold the world record for fastest flight and highest altitude for a winged aircraft (7242 km/hr at 31 km height, 2 km per second). Most flights were done in the gun metal blued black scheme, but a few flights sported the white ablative material designed to burn off upon re-entering the atmosphere. This is the very old Monogram now Revell US kit in 1:64 (so-called box scale), and includes a pilot in the cockpit (barely visible in this photo).

THIRD PLACE WINNER


Canadian army MAN heavy ammunition truck in West Germany, c. 1980, from Revell in 1:35.


OTHER ENTRIES


Russian army ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun from Trumpeter in 1:35 scale from fearless leader with very very fresh paint.

Krylon Raider from Moebius in 1:72 scale

Nazi Zundapp KS-750 motorcycle by Dragon in 1:9 scale

M4 tractor from Hobby Boss in 1:72 scale

Nazi Marder IIIM tank hunter from Tamiya in 1:35 scale

"Rockcliffe Ice Wagon" RCAF C-54 by Revell in 1:72 scale

Skoda type 38 light tank by Italeri in 1:35 scale

3/4 tonne water tank trailer from Peerless in 1:35 scale

Dodge M-6 tank destroyer from Peerless in 1:35 scale

HMCS Beacon Hill from Iron Shipwright in 1:350 scale

HMCS Antigonish from Iron Shipwright in 1:350 scale

Chi-Town Racer from Revell in 1:25 scale

Camaro 2006 from Jayda Toys in 1:25 scale

Alfa Romea race car from Tamiya in 1:24 scale

International Scout from AMT in 1:25 scale

Eilish Garrity figure in 28mm scale (painting yellow is annoying says the artist)




DISPLAYS

3D printed 1:1 scale mortar bomb




3D printed 1:8 scale motorcycle fuel tank halves (before and after sanding)







SELECTION of CF-5 AIRCRAFT