Review Author
Bill O'Malley
Published on
August 19, 2022
Company
Phoenix Scale Publications
MSRP
$12.99

Phoenix Scale Modelling, April 2022, is the third issue of a new modeling magazine printed in the UK. Phoenix also publishes Scale Aviation Modelling, which focuses on aircraft models, and several series of books on aircraft, including modelers guides. Scale Modeller is also available in a digital format. The magazines are currently available at 250 Barnes & Noble stores for $12.99 with Issue 1 currently on the shelf.

I would describe Scale Modelling as a general interest modeling magazine as it includes six different categories of models.

Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
August 18, 2022
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$3.05

As you would expect from Quickboost, the exhausts are very finely cast, and feature hollowed out ends for each exhaust stack which will greatly improve the look of the exhausts on your model.

To get an idea of how the parts would look in use, I painted them Testor’s Metalizer non-buffing steel and then dusted them with a reddish-orange pastel powder.  All that is left is to dust them with a little black or dark grey paint at the tips and to find a Arma Hobby Yak-1B kit to install them in.

Highly recommended.

Thank you to Aires/Quickboost for the review sample.

Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
August 18, 2022
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$3.05

This set supplies drop-in replacements for the kit exhausts for Zvezda’s Pe-2 kit. The set includes two sets of exhausts, left and right for each engine, and the coversheet lists the original kit part numbers that are being replaced by the new exhausts.

As you would expect from Quickboost, the exhausts are very finely cast, and feature hollowed out ends for each exhaust stack which will greatly improve the look of the exhausts on your model.

To get an idea of how the parts would look in use, I painted them Testor’s Metalizer non-buffing steel and then dusted them with a reddish-orange pastel powder. All that is left is to dust them with a little black or dark grey paint at the tips.

Highly recommended.

Thank you to Aires/Quickboost for the review sample.

Review Author
James Kelley
Published on
August 18, 2022
Company
Arma Hobby
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$25.63

The P-51 Mustang was an excellent fighter, but it also proved to be a universal photo-reconnaissance plane. Its performance: speed, ceiling, armament, and great range meant that it could efficiently reach a distant target, photograph it and safely return to the base. To become a long-range aerial spy, the Mustang, unlike, for example, the Spitfire, required only the installation of photographic equipment.

Book Author(s)
Dennis Oliver
Review Author
Andy Taylor
Published on
August 18, 2022
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$24.95

The Panzerkampfwagen V (abbreviated PzKpfw V), also referred as the Sd.Kfz. 171, was better known as the Panther. TankCraft 34, Panther Medium Tank, German Army and Waffen-SS Normandy Campaign, Summer 1943, although the fifth book on the Panther in the TankCraft series, introduces the famed tank with its combat debut in Operation Citadel in July 1943. The Panther tank was developed to counter the Russian T-34 and KV series tanks encountered during the invasion of Russia in 1941.

The Table of Contents (see accompanying photo) lays out the book in a logical manner with a truncated introduction of the Panther, then its combat baptism of fire during the Battle of Kursk, Panther units, camouflage and markings, and in a trend in this series, the Model Showcase and Products (pp27-48) break up the book before delving back into technical details and modifications, unit tables of organization and an extensive bibliography.