2011

ModelCave Hobby Shop

ModelCave Hobby Shop

12/8/11 Recently Steve Nelson mentioned that he had heard there was a new hobby shop in Ypsilanti called the ModelCave and he wondered if anyone had been there yet.   The silence that followed indicated that a mission had to be undertaken.  It just so happened that I would be coming through Ypsilanti on my way […]

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KM Admiral Graf Spee “Back From The Dead”

KM Admiral Graf Spee “Back From The Dead”

Steve Nelson announced the “Back From The Dead” build challenge, I got to digging into my stash of models.  The Spee seemed to be my best candidate for this challenge. I think I purchased the Aurora KM Graf Spee back in 1971 before going into the USAF.  I started the model in 1974 at Griffiss […]

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Back From The Dead Build Challenge

Back From The Dead Build Challenge

Steve Nelson gave the Club a build challenge.  Take a model you had started and gave up on and finish it.  Four members completed the challenge. Karen entered her 1/35 scale Blackhawk helicopter. Claire entered his 1/72 scale jet trainer.

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November Meeting – Kalamazoo Model Railroad Historical Society

November Meeting – Kalamazoo Model Railroad Historical Society

For the club’s November meeting, we will be holding our meeting at the Kalamazoo Model Railroad Historical Society’s hang out.  We will be meeting at our normal time of 7-9pm. Directions to the KMRHS’s location; From the North, South or West of Kalamazoo:  Take US-131 to Exit 44 (D Avenue).  Take D Avenue East 5 […]

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KSM Group Build B-17G, 1/48th Scale

KSM Group Build B-17G, 1/48th Scale

Since January, I have been working on a Revell 1/48 scale B-17.  This kit was given to me as a Christmas present by the person that got me into plastic modeling way back in 7th grade.    I am just working on this kit just during the Club’s group builds.   It has been many […]

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IPMS Kalamazoo Member honored by the Historical Society of Michigan…

From MLIVE: ” A retired Kalamazoo Central history teacher, known for his creative and engaging teaching methods, has been named the 2011 State History Educator Award by the Historical Society of Michigan.” You can see the entire article here… Congrats Rick!

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Academy 1/72 Messershmitt 163 Comet – Steve Nelson

Academy 1/72 Messershmitt 163 Comet – Steve Nelson

A quick bit of history from Wikipedia, for those not acquainted with this little Luftwaffe hotrod: The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, designed by Alexander Martin Lippisch, was a German rocket-powered fighter aircraft. It is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational. Its design was revolutionary, and the Me 163 was capable of […]

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13th Annual Air Zoo Contest – Lucky 13

13th Annual Air Zoo Contest – Lucky 13

All the information, fliers, forms, etc have been uploaded to the site.  You may access all the information by clicking the contest link in the most upper menu bar or by following this link.

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Pasta and Plastic 2011

Pasta and Plastic 2011

6/18/11 Seven people from the club made the trip up to Grand Rapids for the 2011 Pasta and Plastic Contest and dinner.   We ran into some traffic on the way up due to a radio station birthday bash, but other than that it was a pretty uneventful trip.   The contest was set up in a […]

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Hasegawa 1/48 Fw-190A-7 JG1 —- In Box Review

Hasegawa 1/48 Fw-190A-7 JG1 —- In Box Review

Hasegawa  1/48  Fw-190A-7  ‘JG1’,  Stock #9902,  MSRP $39.99 When I saw this listed, I had a huge “WOOHOO” moment, and bought the beast sight unseen. My bad.  I know many folks swear by Hasegawa as being excellent kits, but they missed the boat on this one. This is, to be fair, a decent kit. What […]

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