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WHAT'S NEW

NOVEMBER 10, 2017

MIKE ASHEY PUBLISHING HAS LAUNCHED!

MIKE'S COMPREHENSIVE SERIES SCALE MODEL MANUALS ARE NOW  AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE USING PAYPAL OR CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS. 

WE HAVE ACQUIRED A KONICA-MINOLTA COLOR LASER PRINTER WHICH WILL ALLOW US TO DO "JUST IN TIME PRODUCTION" AND CUSTOM PRINTING.


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ADDITIONAL UPDATE NEWS
*MIKE ASHEY PRODUCTIONS IS NOW ON FACEBOOK*
*THREE NEW SECTIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO MIKE'S WEBSITE*
 A new section titled "SHIP, AIRCRAFT & GROUND VEHICLE PICTURE REFERENCE" has been added. This section has scanned photographs and digital images from Mike' vast reference collection and they are in PDF format.  A new section titled "MIKE'S SCALE MODEL KIT AND ACCESSORY REVIEWS" has been added and each review is also in PDF format.  A new section has been added in model railroading titled "POSTCARDS". These are pictures of structures, buildings and industrial centers in PDF format for model railroaders who want to depict their layout models in real life colors and weather them realistically.

THE HOBBY BOSS 1/350 SCALE ALASKA IS ON MIKE'S WORK BENCH.
THE COMPREHENSIVE SERIES MANUAL FOR THIS MODEL WILL BE
AVAILABLE IN LATE JANUARY 2018

HOBBY BOSS 1/350 SCALE  USS ALASKA-1
HOBBY BOSS  USS ALASKA AFT SUPERSTRUCTURE
HOBBY BOSS USS ALASKA-3
HOBBY BOSS 1/350 SCALE USS ALASKA-4
MIKE'S KIT REVIEW
OF THE
TRUMPETER 1/350 SCALE USS RANGER, CV-4 
IS NOW AVAILABLE
IN
PDF FORMAT
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1/350 SCALE USS RANGER KIT REVIEW
 The HO scale, IHC Cheyenne 650 ton coal bunker is an interesting kit. IHC models are plastic craftsman kits and some of the plastic parts are  a bit soft. There are no positioning tabs and the fit is below average.  However, it is a great kit to learn essential scale modeling construction techniques and basic scratchbuilding. As with all of Mike's projects the first construction step is to remove all the main parts and tape them together. This allows you to identify fit issues, determine a construction sequence and decide on paint colors.
CHEYENNE COAL BUNKER-HO SCALE
The finished model was airbrushed with Testors enamels and weathered with dustings of lighter shades of the base colors and pencil pastel dust. The IHC box had two pictures of an actual Cheyenne 650 ton coal bunker and the entire structure was painted black. To make this kit stand out on a model railroad layout Mike used grays and various shades of flat black to paint the model.   

CLICK THE PICTURE TO GO TO THE MODEL RAILROAD GALLERY TO SEE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS.  
IHC CHEYENNE 650 TON COAL BUNKER
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