Paint Accuracy? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Paint Accuracy!

Jon Bius writes on his site about paint accuracy and his thoughts match mine. Full disclosure… I was not alive in March 1945 to supervise the color application to this particular Spitfire. (Sorry…) I know some will swear the color brands called for are spot on, others will say they’re not. The only one who truly knows, I suppose, is that guy in the nacho line at the IPMS-US Nationals with the stained t-shirt. Apart from him, or perhaps an actual, real paint chip or artifact that is well preserved, or an actual eyewitness, we’ll never really know. Ever. (Except Marty and the Doc…) Yet many will pull their hair out trying to find the exact color match. I’d like to submit that such an endeavor may not really be beneficial, either to your model, your mental health, and certainly to the rest of us around you who have to…

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Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

The Shizuoka Hobby Show is one of the most anticipated dates on the hobby calendar.  Many of the major manufacturers use Shizuoka to present upcoming releases for the year. This is what has popped up on the first day of the show. The first two days are for trade and press and then the public can see all the goodies on day three and four. Tamiya Tamiya always has great things they announce and this year is no exception. Here is the list from the Tamiya site. 【 Scale Models 】 1/700 Aircraft Carrier DDV192 Ibuki 1/35 Japan Ground Self Defense Force MCV Type 16 1/35 U.S. Light Tank M3 Stuart Late Production 1/35 German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe “Italian Front” 1/48 British Tank Churchill Mk.VII Crocodile 1/48 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight” 1/48 Grumman F-14D Tomcat 1/48 German Luftwaffe Crew (Winter) w/Kettenkraftrad 1/12 Yamaha YZF-R1M 1/12 Ducati 1199…

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