MIKE ASHEY PRODUCTIONS
WHAT'S NEW

DECEMBER 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.


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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.
USS ALABAMA BB-60
PICTURE REFERENCE
PARTS I-III

This 3 part PDF picture reference of the USS Alabama has 175 pictures. The pictures have numerous detail shots of splinter shields, the superstructure and the undersides of the superstructure platforms. Mike took these pictures so that scale ship modelers would have
detailed reference material to improve the Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Alabama.
CLICK THE PICTURE TO GO TO THE MODELERS REFERENCE PAGE  
USS ALABAMA, BB-60 
CURTISS P-40B WARHAWK
PICTURE REFERENCE
This PDF picture reference has detail shots of a restored P-40B which rests at the NAS Pensacola, Florida museum.
  CLICK THE PICTURE TO GO TO THE MODELERS REFERENCE PAGE  
CURTISS P-40B WARHAWK 
MIKE'S TAPE UP KIT REVIEW OF THE
TAMIYA 1/350 SCALE USS MISSOURI, BB-63  
IS NOW AVAILABLE IN PDF FORMAT - CLICK THE PICTURE
 
TAMIYA 1/350 SCALE USS MISSOURI 
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-4
MIKE'S TAPE UP KIT REVIEW OF THE
TRUMPETER 1/350 SCALE USS RANGER, CV-4 
IS NOW AVAILABLE IN PDF FORMAT - CLICK THE PICTURE

1/350 SCALE USS RANGER KIT REVIEW
THREE NEW AIRCRAFT GALLERY PDF's HAVE BEEN ADDED.
Jim Hudson of Wakulla, Florida is an excellent scale modeler.  His scale modeling canvas is 1/72 and 1/48 scale kits. Jim's scale models were featured in Mike's second aircraft book and after all these years his skills have made him a master modeler.
CLICK A PICTURE TO GO TO THE AIRCRAFT GALLERY 
CUTLASS F7U 
STEARMAN CIVILIAN BIPLANE 
GLOSTER METEOR F.8  
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 he taped the model together so that fit issues could be identified, determine a construction sequence and decide on paint colors. The finished model was airbrushed with Testors enamels and weathered with dustings of lighter shades of the base colors and then pencil pastel dust colors. 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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