Review Author
Scott Hollingshead
Published on
October 29, 2022
Company
UMM-USA
MSRP
$8.95

During the IPMS USA Nationals this year, John Vojtech was kind enough to provide several of his tools from Unique Master Models (UMM) to the IPMS Review Corps, and this was the item I was fortunate enough to receive. Consisting of an ergonomic plastic handle with pyramid-shaped reamer tip, with a built-in label identifying the reamer size for quick recognition.

Measuring five inches in length, the reamer is quite comfortable to hold, and the pyramid-shaped tip is made of hardened tool steel. Useful for opening holes in kits used for attaching parts, opening existing holes, or cleaning the ends of tubing, there are many possibilities for using this reamer. The diminutive size will also allow for better control on smaller items.

Book Author(s)
David Doyle
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
October 29, 2022
Company
Squadron Signal Publications
MSRP
$26.95

David Doyle’s latest book continues to expand Squadron Signal’s monograph series that initiated back in 1971. This is a completely updated and expanded edition over Squadron’s previous editions, including their 1978 edition, Aircraft In Action SS0034 by Ernest R. McDowell, Squadron’s 1997 Walk Around by Lou Drendel; and Squadron’s 2015 edition Aircraft in Action SS1221 by David Doyle. This 2022 release continues Squadron’s Detail in Action series that is intended to be a combination of the In Action and Walk Around series. All seven previous Detail In Action books were written by David Doyle (M50A1 Ontos; K5(E) Railgun; Ferdinand. Elefant; M3 Gun Motor Carriage; Gamma Goat; M19-M20 Tank Transporter; and F8F Bearcat).

Review Author
Gino Dykstra
Published on
October 29, 2022
Company
ICM
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$25.99

ICM continues its dedication to the American Civil War with two additional sets, this review covering one of them. With these new sets, you can now model an actual direct clash between opposing forces, this kit being paired with #35023 American Civil War Union Infantry Set #2. As you can guess, these two sets would make for a very dramatic diorama.

Book Author(s)
Josef Mols
Review Author
Orlando Reyes
Published on
October 29, 2022
Company
Casemate Publishers
MSRP
$4.95

The book takes you from the humble beginning of The Ethiopian Airline to the present. The book is divided into 11 chapters with three appendices, as well as an introduction. The introduction provides the reader with a small history of the country from around 8 BC to the present. The first chapter deals with the early beginnings of the airline, and mainly focuses on the individuals that were instrumental for the creation of the Ethiopian Airlines. The airline starts in 1929 with France delivering several Potez 25 to the country. Not to be outdone the Germany brought 2 aircrafts at the same time. Yet, it was the Germans that were the first ones to organize mail delivery, as well as money and people throughout the country.

Book Author(s)
Andy Evans
Review Author
Chris Martin
Published on
October 29, 2022
Company
Phoenix Scale Publications
MSRP
$8.96

Background

Phoenix Publications is a partnership of four people whose combined experience equals over 100 years working in both the aviation and modelling press. After so many years working for others, we have come together as equal partners in this new venture, with each partner bringing their own unique talents.

This Modellers Airguide is the third issue in a current set of four. Airguide #1 covers the McDonnel F3H Demon, Airguide #2 is on the Dassault Rafale, while Airguide #4 covers the Dassault Super Etendard.

What You Get

This is a soft bound edition in European A4 size (8¼ by 11 5/8 or 210 x 296 mm) with a gloss front and rear cover. At only 38 pages this is far from an exhaustive treatise on the S-3. But it does have some interesting information. The book contains 9 chapters; Briefing, Modellers Walkaround, In Detail – Airframe, Viking Gallery, Colour Side Profiles, Model Guide #1, Model Guide #2, Model Guide #3, and Model Guide #4.