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Steven Brown
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Welcoming new members to your club
One of the benefits of a hobby is having the opportunity to meet new people. I’ve moved several times during my adult life, and each time I've immediately looked for a local club. I met two of my best friends as a member of IPMS Dayton a thousand years ago ...

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The sexiest aircraft ever produced
It’s Valentines Day, so while you’re cozying up to your significant others or wives, think about the sexiest airplanes to ever take to the sky. Learjet From the Learjet 23 introduced in 1963 to the Learjet 75, every model of this aircraft from Bombardier su...

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A plethora of resin Humvee wheels
Have you noticed how many aftermarket companies produce resin wheels for the Humvee in 1/35 scale? Aires Blast Calibre35 CMK DEF Model DTOYS ET Model (three versions) Live Resin Mig Productions Panzer Art (two versions) Pro Art Trakz Verlinden Voyager And I...

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Other voices: The Kitty Hawk 1/48 Su-17 and criticism of new kits
Paul Cotcher of Red Star Scale Models is back for another contribution to our Other Voices series. Paul has long had a strong interest in Soviet and Russian subjects, so it's only appropriate that you hear his comments on the new Kitty Hawk Su-17 and the re...

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Scale models at the state fair
Modelers often have conversations, face-to-face or online, about how to increase interest in the hobby. I’ve heard ideas about how to introduce the hobby to young people and adults alike, though it’s the latter group who I believe should be our target audie...

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Grievous inaccuracies in movies
It’s always entertaining — if a bit frustrating — to read movie reviews from modelers, aviation enthusiasts, and armchair historians, who are always quick to call out inaccuracies to show how knowledgable they are. For example, one discussion I read a few m...

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More duplicate releases to be expected in 2017.

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More of the same
Five days into the new year, and there’s already evidence that we’ll see yet more multiple releases of the same vehicles and aircraft from the manufacturers. Feel free to yawn now, and don’t be surprised if someone else yawns, too. On January 1 Trumpeter an...
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