Review Author
Dick Montgomery
Published on
December 25, 2019
Company
Twobobs Aviation Graphics
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$15.00

The Two Bobs website featuring this decal sheet provides the back story for this decal sheet.

“2017 marked the 60th Anniversary of Chitose Base in Hokkaido Japan. To commemorate this event, 201 Squadron, 2 Wing painted an F-15J in this striking scheme.

201 Squadron has a long history within JASDF. While flying the F-104J, it was responsible for conducting aggressor missions as well as providing ACM training. Reformed in 1986, the squadron received the F-15J.

Over the last 33 years, the squadron along with the 203rd Squadron, shoulders the responsibility for securing Japan's northern airspace.”

This information is also printed on the decal instruction sheet.

This decal sheet includes all markings and stencils required for this aircraft.

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Review Author
Brian R. Baker
Published on
January 8, 2022
Company
Fly Models
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$16.95

History

The Fiat G.50 came about as a result of the Italian Air force’s need to replace the biplane fighters that had served them well during the nineteen thirties. The Fiat CR.42 biplane had been an especially successful fighter, and in fact continued in use through most of World War II, but a higher performing monoplane was needed, and Fiat started work on a prototype in 1936 and flew the first prototype in 1937. Although the aircraft had excellent flying qualities, its bulky Fiat A74 RC38 radial engine produced only 840 hp., resulting in disappointing performance, and the twin 12.7 mm. Breda SAFAT machine guns were thought to be inadequate. In fact, the Air Force considered the Macchi C.200 radial engine fighter to be superior in most respects, but both aircraft were put into production, with most pilots preferring the Macchi.

Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
January 14, 2022
Company
Reskit
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$13.80

ResKit from Ukraine has released a two-figure aftermarket set for the 48th scale aviation modelers. The figures are for a Soviet Naval Pilot and a Land Crew personnel, both of them in a military salute standing position in winter clothes.

You can see in the pictures that the figures as casted have superb surface details and all the folds in the clothing will render beautifully for shadows. There are no evident bubbles nor holes in the figures, showing the quality of the casting.

There are no instructions, but the assembly is straightforward and there is a color image on the box that guides how to paint the figures.

The casting blocks are somewhat large, but the casting block connectors are small and delicate and will be easy to remove and clean the parts.

Recommended.

I would like to thank ResKit and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
December 24, 2019
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$59.95

Eduard has released a limited edition of their great Mig-21 kit. This time the bis version used by other countries with marking for seven different air forces that used the aircraft.

In the box is:

  • 8 x light grey sprues
  • 1 clear sprue
  • 1 large decal sheet
  • 1 mask sheet
  • 3 x photoetch detail set
  • 13 resin parts
  • 1 instruction booklet

While you get 8 sprues, you also get plenty of unused (spare) parts. All the sprues are extremely well molded with very little flash and great detail. The decals allow you to finish the aircraft in 7 different versions and are printed by Cartograf.

Review Author
David Horn
Published on
December 24, 2019
Company
Brengun
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$8.00

Brengun produces a wide range of unique resin and photo-etch accessories in 1/32, 1/48, 1/72, as well as 1/144.

This item covers a unique subject that will assist outfitting a wide variety of aircraft. There are resin chaff/flare dispensers produced for a specific subject complete with their entire mounting. This accessory will allow the modeler to add it to kits where fidelity is poor or completely missing, as well as add it on aircraft kits where a version specific resin update is not available.