Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
October 3, 2015
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$14.95

Eduard Brassin line continues to expand by adding a very nice all-resin model of the AM-39 Exocet missile. While the Exocet is forever associated with the Super Etendard, it is also used in different aircraft, like Mirage V, Alpha Jet, Super Puma helicopters, and patrol aircraft like Breget Atlantic and P-3 Orion, just to name a few. As such this aftermarket set can be used in many different models.

In the box you get several cast resin pieces, all free of bubbles and imperfections. The casting blocks are small in size and easy to remove.

The missile body and body fins are cast in a dark-colored resin, while the missile exhaust tubes are cast in a clear-colored resin. The parts cast in clear-colored resin (exhaust tubes) are the only option you have; to build a Block 1 or a Block 2 AM-39. Do your research as to which block version you should build.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
October 3, 2015
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$29.95

This set contains 1 large sheet of photoetch parts. These parts are used to add a lot of detail to the engine cowlings, bomb bay, and landing gear for Airfix’s latest HE 111-P2 kit.

As with these sets from Eduard the details are great and add a lot of realism to the finished kit.

A great price for such fine additional detail especially to the bomb bay.

Many thanks for Eduard providing these for us to review.

Book Author(s)
Grzegorz Nowak
Review Author
Dick Montgomery
Published on
October 3, 2015
Company
Mushroom Model Publications
MSRP
$10.00

MMP has published Ship Plans No.1 featuring the Japanese Destroyer Minekaze. This publication consists of a number of fold-out line drawings of the Minekaze in 1/350th scale, 1/200th scale, and 1/700th scale. The line drawings show the vessel as configured in 1920, 1939, and 1944.

Much detail is shown including railings, rigging, armament, depth charge racks, antennas, and utility boats. There is little text beyond captions for some of the drawings.

This publication will prove extremely useful to ship modelers who favor IJN subjects. Also, it should be noted that this publication is identified as “No 1”, promising more publications in this series.

In North America Casemate serves as the distributor for MMP, and in Australia the distributor is Platypus Publications.

Book Author(s)
Mark Stille
Review Author
Robert Head
Published on
October 3, 2015
Company
Osprey Publishing
MSRP
$18.95

Osprey is a publishing house in the United Kingdom that should be a household name to swarms of us. Osprey continues to expand their Duel series with the 68th book in this installment. The Duel Series examines the relative strengths and weaknesses of two adversaries across a particular conflict. This particular volume turns its attention to the US Navy Carrier group’s aircraft versus the IJN Yamato class battleships.

For the Duel series, the chapters are organized as follows:

Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
October 3, 2015
Company
AOA Decals
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$22.00

NOTE: This review covers two decal sheets. The stencil decal, 32005 has a MSRP of $12.50. It can be found on the AOA website at: http://www.aoadecals.com/32005/home.htm.

AOA (Angle of Attack) decals: New on the block, and focusing on Marine Air … We sincerely appreciate this new decal manufacturer sending IPMS/USA their latest releases for review! (…and the usual thanks also to IPMS USA Reviewer corps leadership for sending these my way.. )

The two sheets being reviewed were provided in the same package; I don’t know if this is the common delivery method.

This (32-004) sheet covers a total of 21 different options for the OV-10A/B as flown by Marine and Navy Air in Vietnam. Included with this sheet was the stencil set, 32-005, which includes propeller warning markings, ejection triangles, etc…

Options include for 32-004 (from AOA’s Website):