Review Author
Robert Folden
Published on
January 27, 2011
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$14.95

Anyone who has ever worked with photo-etched parts knows the most frustrating part is attaching it to the model part. Especially if it is very nice color photo-etch. Well, Eduard, the leading photo-etch maker, has come to the rescue. Eduard started the color photo-etch revolution, and now has taken to making those same color parts self-adhesive. Two new sets in this S.A. line are for the 1/48 Hasegawa SH-3 Sea King helicopter.

This set [FE511] is part of Eduard’s ZOOM line and contains just the color cockpit parts. The set is S.A. and featured amazing printed detail that, at least for me, could not be reproduced by hand. The set includes the instrument panels, control levers, and seat belts. The fret comes on a waxed paper backing and adheres well to the plastic part. Eduard’s standard high quality instruction sheet is easy to read and leave little doubt as to where or how a part is put on the model.

Review Author
Robert Folden
Published on
January 27, 2011
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$29.95

Anyone who has ever worked with photo-etched parts knows the most frustrating part is attaching it to the model part. Especially if it is very nice color photo-etch. Well, Eduard, the leading photo-etch maker, has come to the rescue. Eduard started the color photo-etch revolution, and now has taken to making those same color parts self-adhesive. Two new sets in this S.A. (Self Adhesive) line are for the 1/48 Hasegawa SH-3 Sea King helicopter.

The includes the color cockpit details, as well as a second fret containing detail parts for rest of the cabin interior including jumpseat, grab handles, equipment stacks, and various panels. As with all Eduard products, the detail is well rendered, and the parts are cleanly etched and easy to work with.

Review Author
Luke R. Bucci, PhD
Published on
January 26, 2011
Company
Fine Molds
Scale
1/700
MSRP
$17.95

Bottom Line: As good as it gets for some, but not all, boat davit types for World War 2 IJN destroyers. Wish I had these for all those IJN DDs I have already built.

Fine Molds has been producing a line of very finely detailed and realistically close-to-scale aftermarket equipment sets for World War 2 Imperial Japanese navy warships with injection-molded plastic. These sets use advanced molding techniques to product very small parts with exceptional detail. Combined with historical accuracy and attention to detail makes Fine Molds Nano Dread sets ideal for upgrading WW2 ships. They have an advantage over photoetch metal sets by being three-dimensional, easier to handle, no folding or assembly required, rigid, stronger and just plain better-looking. Set WA11 is specifically for half of the boat davit types for WW2 IJN destroyer (DD) classes – the radial type.

Review Author
David Goudie
Published on
January 25, 2011
Company
Air Modeller
MSRP
$14.95

Contents:

  • Mig 29 9-13 Part One (editor: build article)
  • Marin [sic] B-26 B55 Marauder Part Two (editor: build article)
  • Marin [sic] B-26 Marauder (editor: history of this classic WWII bomber)
  • IPMS/USA Nationals (editor: captioned photo spread; no editorial content)
  • AVIA B-534 Cover Article (editor: 1/32 resin kit from HpH Models)
  • Su-15TM Flagon F (editor: Trumpeter kit build, 1/72 scale)
  • Air Born (editor: new releases)
  • Messerschmitt Bf.109 E4 (editor: build article)

This publication bills itself as “SHOWCASING THE VERY BEST IN SCALE AIRCRAFT MODELLING”. Believe it! Everything about this publication is Quality (note capital “Q”).

Review Author
Phil Pignataro
Published on
February 10, 2020
Company
Fujimi
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$49.99

Background

Several kit manufacturers have released the F-22 in this scale and now Fujimi has jumped into the fray. As far as I know, this release is there first 1/72 aircraft in many, many years. If you are familiar with any previous Fujimi kits, you know they are high quality and well detailed. The Raptor continues that tradition.