Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
September 5, 2020
Company
OKB Grigorov
Scale
1/700
MSRP
$17.00

OKB Grigorov has provided another very nice kit with the Israeli Gal submarine which represent a diesel-electric submarine developed and constructed in the Vickers Shipyard in the UK for the Israeli Navy. They were based on the German 206 class submarines. The “Gal” (Hebrew for Wave) class entered service in the late 1970’s and were all replaced by the Dolphin Class by the early 2000’s.

  • One resin part
  • Two very small photoetch sheets

The detail quality is great; The resin submarine is very delicate an you need to be carefully removed from the resin base.

There was no instruction sheet provided, this was not a problem as it was a simple build.

The Assembly is quick and easy.

The metal stand is a good addition to the kit.

The final part is painting.

This is my seventh one of these great kits and I really enjoy building these and they make a wonderful display all lined up.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
January 4, 2021
Company
ICM
Scale
1/16
MSRP
$20.00

ICM has released a new tooled figure representing a British Female Police office in this case with the Special weapons squad as British Police are not normally armed.

In the box is;

  • 2 x light grey sprues
  • 1 black sprue
  • Plastic base part
  • 1 instruction sheet

All the sprues are extremely well molded with no little flash and great detail. The inclusion of a base with optional surfaces is a great addition to this kit!

Construction

The construction is very easy, and it assembles very well. You do need to do a little filling on some of the legs to torso joint but its minimal.

I really enjoyed building these and they look great as a team of individually.

Now for only moan about this kit is the lack of decals which would have been a great addition. I made my own Police patch and black and white patterns rather than try to paint them.

Book Author(s)
Stefan Draminski
Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
January 26, 2022
Company
Kagero Publishing
MSRP
$24.95

The book provides great detail drawings of the Panzer III Ausf J, L, L and K. This was a German WWII Medium tank these versions were manufactured and used from 1939 to late 1942.

I found the drawings in this book to be fascinating and very detailed, ideal for any modeler as reference materials.

Along with the many outline drawings (in 1/48 & 1/72 scales in the main pages) there is also very nice profile drawings. There are loose scale drawings in 1/35 scale.

I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in the armor and a must for modellers.

Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

Book Author(s)
Alan Ranger
Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
September 3, 2020
Company
Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books
MSRP
$25.00

The “Camera On” series focuses on ‘lived in’ images of a specific subject. The subject in this case is 3.7 cm Flak 18/36/37, but the real value of this book is the images of its crew, their uniforms -sometimes even in civilian clothes-, the locations where the pictures were taken, the equipment -and litter!- around the gun emplacement.

The book is divided in the following sections

  • Foreword, with high level description of the weapon and its history
  • 3.7 cm Flak 18
  • 3.7 cm Flak 36
  • Tun antiaerean Rheinmetall calibru 37 mm model 1939
  • 3.7 cm Flak 37

Each section has dozens of pictures, some of them show a close up of the weapon (with very good detail for your model), most of them show the crew around the weapon (with very high value for a vignette as it show all the ‘stuff’ around a gun emplacement).

Book Author(s)
Michael Green
Review Author
Bill Kluge
Published on
September 3, 2020
Company
Pen and Sword Books Ltd
MSRP
$22.95

This edition in the “Images of War” series provides a overview of U.S Marine Corps operations in Vietnam, from the initial deployment of a Marine Hawk anti-aircraft missile battery near DaNang in February, 1965, followed a month later by elements of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, to the final withdrawal of Marine ground troops in June, 1971. Marine air was finally withdrawn in September of 1972, with off shore Marine aircraft and security forces participating in the evacuation of Saigon in 1975 (the book’s photo coverage ends with the withdrawal of Marine ground forces).

The limited text is arranged chronologically in four chapters: