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Today I would like to introduce you to a new endeavor from one of our own, Ian Hill. 3DBattleArt.

The premise behind this endeavor is to present a piece of art for the "Man Cave" although with the number of talented women modelers in our midst that term will probably need to be reconsidered. I really don't know a lot about art, but I do know what I like and when I first saw pictures of what was being created they grabbed me at a visceral level and I knew I had to have some.

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Russian Brass- detail sets from Master

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Micro Mark Jewelers Miter Jig

While browsing the tool section at Micro Mark last week, I came across the #86485 Jewelers Miter Jig and thought it would be a good addition to my arsenal. The jig is well made, it is hardened steel to allow the use of files to finish up the workpiece. There is a stop bar that can be adjusted for repetitive cuts, it is easy to adjust and removes when not in use. The grooves accommodate either square or round stock easily.

I cut a lot of aluminum tubing building cars and couldn't wait to try it out. A piece of K&S aluminum chucked into the vise.

If you plan to make more than one piece, here is the stop bar installed.

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Panzerwrecks 19 Yugoslavia

The newest Panzerwrecks volume 19 is available and takes us to Yugoslavia.


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Xoma (Homa) Pigments and Washes

Xoma (Homa) Pigments and Washes

Being a modeler on a very tight budget I'm always on the look out for cheaper alternatives, looking at all the latest and greatest in washes and pigments I've been wanting to give them a try, but, unfortunately, the cost of these products is very prohibitive so I've had to give them a pass. Then a while ago I was browsing through the site of one of the Eastern Europe Hobby shops I occasionally order from, , I had a look under their listing for pigments and came across a manufacturer that I had not heard of before and a web search turned up no information about, which is listed as both HOMA and XOMA on the website and XO-MA on the container. Being significantly cheaper then the popular brands I decided to give them a try so I ordered up 5 of the Pigments, a bottle of pigment fixer, and 3 of the washes.

When they arrived I found that one of the bottles of washes had leaked but much to the credit of the person who packed things, the bottles of washes were individually and tightly wraped in cellophane, very little of the fluid escaped and only the label was damaged.

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