MIKE ASHEY PRODUCTIONS
WHAT'S NEW

OCTOBER 13, 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.


CLICK THE PICTURE TO READ ABOUT THE MANUALS OR ORDER THEM. 
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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.
PROGRESS PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.
ALASKA FORWARD SUPERSTRUCTURE
 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
TWO NEW REVIEWS HAVE BEEN ADDED
TURNED BRASS CANNONS AND CARRONADES FOR REVELL'S 1/96 SCALE USS CONSTITUTION
MIKE ASHEY PRODUCTIONS REVIEW OF TURNED BRASS CANNONS FOR REVELLS CONSTITUTION
 ACRYLIC SHIP DISPLAY CASES
MIKE ASHEY PRODUCTIONS REVIEW OF ACRYLIC SHIP DISPLAY CASES
THREE AIRCRAFT REFERENCES HAVE BEEN ADDED
1910 FRENCH BLERIOT XI
MIKE ASHEY PRODUCTIONS 1910 BLERIOT REFERENCE PICTURES
FORD TRIMOTOR
MIKE ASHEY PRODUCTIONS FORD TRIMOTOR REFERENCE PICTURES
CURTIS JENNY JN-4D
MIKE ASHEY PRODUCTIONS CURTIS JENNY REFERENCE PICTURES
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