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Review Author
Chris Smith
Published on
November 24, 2021
Company
Phase Hanger
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$13.00

Phase Hangar brings us a resin cast replacement ejection seat for most 1/48 A-10 kits. You get a cast seat and canopy breakers with a printed seat rail. This version replicates the lamb's wool cushions seen in some Hogs.

Compared to the Hobby Boss and Tamiya kit seats, this set provides a replacement with substantial improvements in detail. If you want to use this with Hobby Boss kit cockpit tub, you will have to alter the bottom to fit the width. There is minor prep work in the form of sanding the bottom of the seat flat and removal of printing frame from seat rails. The canopy breakers are very scale delicate. Most impressive is the fact that the seat slides down into the seat rails just like the real thing.

Review Author
Chris Smith
Published on
November 22, 2021
Company
Phase Hanger
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$11.50

This set consists of resin 3D printed main wheels and a cast nose wheel. As the product description implies, these wheels are universal for all versions and kits of the A-10 in this scale. In the attached photos, I compared these parts with the Hobby Boss kit (in grey plastic) and the older Tamiya kit (in green plastic). The main wheels require minor clean up once the printing sprues are cut away. The nose wheel sample I received had a casting flaw in the hub area that is easily fixed with some putty. Overall, these wheels are a vast improvement over the rubber wheels in the Hobby Boss and Tamiya kits. The 3D parts have a texture, but no ridge pattern sometimes exhibited in 3D printed parts. Of note is the mounting hole in the hub of all three parts needs to be drilled to the correct size to suit whatever kit you use them on.

Book Author(s)
Artur Juszczak and Teodor Liviu Morosanu
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
November 22, 2021
Company
MMP Books
MSRP
$11.99

MMP was founded in 1996 by Roger Wallsgrove, to publish "Mushroom Model Magazine". This quarterly modelling magazine was developed from "Mushroom Monthly”, a club newsletter which ran from 1985 to 1995, achieving a world-wide reputation for quality articles, fearless and honest reviews, and a great sense of humor. From 1997 the magazine was produced in collaboration with Robert Peczkowski and Artur Juszczak (Stratus), which meant a big leap in print quality and design. MMP expanded into book publication in 1999, and since then they have built up a list of books on aircraft and aviation, naval, military vehicles, and military history. MMP Books are distributed in North America by Casemate Publications.

Book Author(s)
Jason Nicholas Moore
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
November 21, 2021
Company
Fonthill Media
MSRP
$55.00

With over 650 titles in print, Fonthill Media publishes high quality subjects including Archaeology and Ancient History, Aviation, Biography, Local History and Heritage, Military and General History, Sport, Transport and Industrial History.

Jason Nicholas Moore is an avid air historian and modeler and has spent forty years conducting historical research and constructing model airplanes. Moore has spent the last thirty years researching Soviet aircraft in general and has read extensively on the war on the Eastern Front. His previous books have included: Il-2 Shturmovik: Red Avenger; Lavochkin Fighters of the Second World War, Tupolev Tu-2, Soviet Strategic Bombers, and Soviet Bombers of the Second World War.