Review Author
Charles Landrum
Published on
October 3, 2018
Company
Scale Aircraft Conversions
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$17.00

SAC has filled the niche of replacement landing cast in white metal. In most cases these are copies of the original parts cast in white metal. Some are upgrades that fix noted errors. These products are convenient for many multiple reasons:

Book Author(s)
Maciej Noszcak
Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
October 3, 2018
Company
Casemate Publishers
MSRP
$24.95

The book is a top drawings series from Kagero and is a Visual study of the Junkers Ju 87B Dive Bomber of the Luftwaffe in World War II.

I found this book full of fascinating scale drawings and profiles of all the variants of the Ju 87B. There are 7 sheets of 1/48 scale drawings and 8 sheets of 1/72 scale drawings. There are also 10 color profiles of aircraft. These drawings are very useful for any modeler and are a great additional to any reference library.

Included in the book are a set of canopy masks in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale for Ju 87B models and are a great bonus to the book.

I recommend this book to everyone with any interest Ju 87B especially Modelers.

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

Review Author
Bill O'Malley
Published on
October 3, 2018
Company
Industria Mechanika
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$99.99

This is a high-quality resin kit of a unique steampunk vehicle with figures. The part fit is exceptionally good, but there are some small & delicate parts to work with, and resin experience is important.

Industria Mechanika is a low volume, high quality ‘garage’ kit company focusing on original concept designs of steampunk, airships, fantasy, fantastical figures, and other whimsical creations. Many of IM’s kits are original designs created by its owner and designer, Michael Fichtenmayer, or other designers. The kits are produced in resin of the highest quality, and many include photoetch, decals, and other accessories.

Her Majesty’s Estafette is designed by Christohe Desse, who has designed several other kits for Industria Mechanika. Desse is a special effect artist and modeler for advertising, tv, film, and games in France, Germany and Singapore. Christophe enjoys creating cartoony or stylized characters and supercharged muscle cars.

Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
September 30, 2018
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$49.95

Following on the heels of their gorgeous FW-190A-4 Eduard has released the next variant in the production line, the A-5. The A-5 differed from the A-4 in that its engine was moved forward. This would become the standard position until the D-9 variant came into production.

Having built the A-4 and found it to be simply gorgeous I was anxious to see what the later variants would look like.

Book Author(s)
Andreas Rupprecht
Review Author
Michael Novosad
Published on
September 30, 2018
Company
Casemate Publishers
MSRP
$29.95

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