Hobby News - Kits, Photoetch and Model Shows
I hope everyone had a chance to spend some
time with their family this long weekend and for the Holidays.
I'm guessing we all put on a few pounds for sure. Of course,
doing some hobby shopping is always fun with the down time,
but the model companies have a lot to get out the door before
2016 rolls around.
Let's start today with some news. Miniart
and TrackLink are having an online model contest. The
contest runs from 1st December 2015 through to 31st March
2016. The entererd mdel must be a Miniart kit, but that
shouldn't be an issue. They make kits of figures, diorama
subjects, trucks, tanks, motorcycles, electric Trams, Jeeps,
and more. You get 4 months till the deadline, plenty of
time to come up with something interesting.
If you want to voice your opinion about some of the next
models from Round2, now's your chance. Jump over to their
online Survey and let them know. I'm not sure how long it
will stay active, so the sooner the better. This will support
them and help them decide what to do in the future, so give
them a hand and do the Survey.
The Model Car Garage
has just released some new photo-etch detail sheets. Including
sheets for the MENG F350 SD, the Moebius Chrysler 300, and
the Revell Oldsmobile 442 (with the Linda Vaghn figure,
but works on previous issues as well). They also now make
a sheet for the Moebius F100.
that the MENG F350 set
includes markings to make a Harley Davidson Edition version
of the truck. The side emblems also include F250 and F350
badges. The Moebius pickup truck badges allow you to make
an F100, F250, or F350 (though, an F250 / F350 would have
a Dana 60 rear end, if you want to replace the Moebius 9-inch
rear). It also includes the badges for the Ranger, Custom,
Sport Custom, Camper Special, and XLT versions. These should
work as well on the AMT 1970's Ford trucks too.
To round out this morning, how about some model contests