News & Reviews
2017 was a brutal year for Puerto Rico, due to hurricane Maria, we lost our place to make the event among other things. 2018 its our comeback, and with help from many friends both local and from the States we will be able to put back our club and the yearly competition event.
The show was held on October 20 in a small comunal place (Covadonga, Toa Baja), but with a lot of participation from the local scale modelers and some from outside, including people from Colombia! Many new memories, and new friends along the event. I think its was a huge sucess thanks to the support of many clubs across the USA that help us make possible this competion once more. The whole crew posing for a picture after the show (see picture below).
Here I share with you a link to see the pictures from the Model Expo 2018. See you next year! https://www.ipmsborinqueneers.com/apps/forums/topics/show/13489282-4rd-plastic-model-expo-2018
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We received a parcel full of Stencils from Orlee from Switzerland. This Stencils are high quality ultra thin vinyl among other upcoming products to help you achieve fantastic effects on your projects. Stay tune for a full review here on our site and in www.modelkitreviews.com. You can also go a purchase directly at www.orlee.ch.
Trains and Toy Soldiers its now a Sponsor of the Ipms Borinqueneers, and to celebrate they are giving a %30 discount that can be used on all model kits on the website.
How its works? at the checkout use our Code: Borinqueneers.
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Train and Toys Soldiers is a family owned and operated business in the heart of the USA. What started as a model railroading hobby has turned into a fast growing online business specializing in model trains, toy soldiers, and die-cast collectibles.
One Pickup Not Enough? Get Two!
MENG has already released several armed pickup kits with different weapons. They are ideal to be built as single models or as a part of dioramas. We are glad to see that many modelers have created excellent pickup works. Now MENG releases a brand new VS-007 1/35 Pickup Set which contains a two-door pickup and a four-door pickup. We hope this kit can provide more possibilities for modelers to create more and better pickup models.
The MENG VS-007 1/35 Pickup Set includes two pickups which frequently show up in hot spots. They are interesting vehicle subjects in modern wars and conflicts.
There are excellent details on the chassis. Have you ever thought of making a diorama with overturned pickups?
Doors of the two-door pickup can be made open.
July's new model from Tamiya is the 1/48 Japan Ground Self Defense Force Type 10 Tank!
(extract from tamiya website)
Up-to-date and in 1/48!
Officially announced in 2010, the Type 10 is the fourth generation main battle tank serving the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF). It is equipped with a domestically-developed smoothbore 120mm main gun and automatic targeting system that allows tracking of targets while the highly mobile Type 10 is on the move. Modular armor on the turret and hull not only provides top level protection, it can also be removed to allow swift transportation across the Japanese archipelago on trailers and the like. Delivery to units commenced in 2012 and the Type 10 is envisaged to replace the long-serving Type 74.
About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit of the JGSDF Type 10 tank.
★Length: 199mm, width: 72mm. ★This compact masterpiece was designed with extensive access to the actual tank, and captures the sloped form of the Type 10 with an intuitive parts breakdown. ★The model includes depictions of modifications seen in Type 10s from the C4 lot, which were delivered to units from the second half of 2014 onwards. ★Hull interior weights are included to add an authentically heavy feel. ★Commander torso figure adds further realism.
★Decals included to recreate 1st or 8th Tank Battalion markings.
Masterbox continue to expand the Pinup series, this time with 3 civilian figures in 1/24 scale to make company to your favorite car. Take a look
Good news from Italeri!
Italeri is launching the M1120 HEMTT Load Handling System. The kit is a rebox of the M977 (1996) with new sprue parts, wheels and decals. This was a most expected kit, since they already have the Tanker (M978), and the gun truck.
The acronym HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) is for a eight-wheel drive off-road capable heavy truck, produced from the mid-80s for the United States Army. Thanks to its features, the HEMTT is able to guarantee a great off-road mobility and significant transportation performance. It has become the real “workhorse” of the Army capable of carrying ammunition and equipment in a very effective way. In details the M1120 HEMTT LHS (Load Handling System) is equipped with a loading system, that can be used direct from the cabin, able to transport a lot of different types of cargo and containers. The M1120 is capable of carrying a payload of 11 tons. That’s make it ideal to perform military logistic duties. It has been recently used in operative area as Iraq and Afghanistan.
You know our workshop on modeling a German tank? we touch all basic steps so you can complete your model, also cover advanced steps such as modulation of color and metal tracks. To go to the tutorial, just make a click here.
Conoces nuestro taller modelando un tanque aleman? en el tocamos todos los pasos basicos necesarios para que puedas completar tu modelo, tambien cubrimos pasos avanzados como la modulacion de color y las cadenas de metal. Para ir al tutorial, solo haz un click aqui.
Revell new surprise this month, a 1/32 Glider! take a look.
A Review is available in here: http://hsfeatures.com/features04/ask21jl_1.htm
Product ID: 80-3961
Skill level: 3
Length: 268 mm
Wingspan: 620 mm
Champion thermal rider
With an incredibly broad wingspan and the option for a two-stroke motor, the Duo Discus is a glider quite capable of making extraordinarily long-range unpowered flights. Over 500 Duo Discus gliders have been produced for use in pilot training and recreational cross country flying. Kit features detailed motor with propeller, cockpit with bucket seats, blue toned cockpit canopy, detailed landing gear, two wing type sets, and decals for one version.
Look what is comming soon from Meng Model, another civilian truck in 1/24! here from the Meng-model site and I quote:"
he Hummer was based on the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) of the U.S. Army. The HMMWV became famous in the Gulf War and its all-terrain capability and tough image left people with a deep impression. Because of the strong demand of a civilian version of this vehicle, the Hummer was released in 1992 and was renamed Hummer H1 several years later. The Hummer had the same structure of the HMMWV and was as powerful as it too. Arnold Schwarzenegger became the first Hummer owner and the tough-looking Hummer and the muscular Schwarzenegger were a perfect match. This led the Hummer enthusiasm. Many famous people in the world favored Hummer too. At that time, Hummer was not only an off-road vehicle, but also a symbol of strength.
The purposeful Hummer H1 is a natural choice for MENG’s second 1/24 civilian vehicle model kit. During the development of this kit, General Motors offered great help to guarantee its accuracy. Car fans and model builders alike will want to add this impressive recreation of famous Hummer H1 model to their collections."