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Review Author
Greg Wise
Published on
Company
Trumpeter
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$66.99

History Brief:

The next step in the evolution in German tank designs may have included the “E-series” ordered by the Waffenamt as a parallel development to the Porsche Maus in June of 1943; these new super tanks would have been based on the E-100. Our model, the Jagdpanzer E-100 prototype, was being developed as the next generation tank destroyer. Henchel produced these prototypes around the city of Paderborn. However, after 1944 work continued at a slow pace and was finally canceled in favor of the Maus. The first prototype was never completed and was found by the allies on the factory floor in 1945. Secured by the British Army, the E-100 was evaluated and scrapped.

The Product:

Kit consists of over 270 parts on 7 sprues plus hull, vinyl track lengths and photo-etched grills. Color painting guide for 2 conjectural German vehicles.

The Build:

Review Author
Roger Carrano
Published on
Company
Tamiya
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$14.50

Tamiya has just released a new set of figures of German Military Police that could be used to enhance any diorama setting, or even a stand alone with a building or street scene. The kit consists of two sprues, one containing the figures and the other containing the accessories which are fairly well detailed. Also included in this kit is a very good likeness of a German Shepherd dog which will add to the realism of the figures.

Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
Company
Trumpeter
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$204.99

First thanks go to our friends at Stevens International who provided IPMS-USA this kit, and thanks to Trumpeter for having (once again) stepped out and provided what the modeling community had only previously dreamed of; a 1/32nd scale F-18G!

Review Author
Brian R. Baker
Published on
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$3.50

Quickboost, located in the Czech Republic, has produced a number of very useful resin accessories for plastic models in a number of scales, and these units (3 are included) would be welcome additions to most 1/72 scale Bf-109 kits. Many 1/72 scale kits tend to have very heavy detail on such petite items as pitot tubes, aileron hinges, pilot access steps, and a host of other small details, if these are included at all.

This accessory pack consists of three pitot tubes protected by a heavy molding on the sides. The tubes are very small, as they were on the real aircraft, and would certainly look better than those provided in most kits, which have them molded in scales closer to sewer pipes. These are worth getting if you are building a lot of Bf-109’s, and they would probably be useful on a lot of other 1/72 scale aircraft also.

Recommended.

Thanks to Quickboost and John Noack for the review sample.

Review Author
Brian R. Baker
Published on
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$4.75

These accessories are manufactured by Quickboost to provide additional detail to currently produced models. In this case, the accessory kit consists of two parts, a resin casting of the mechanical compass located behind the gunner’s position on the JU-87D, along with a clear plastic cover which fits over the unit to protect it from the elements.

From the photos I have examined, these compasses are not prominent features of the airplanes and don’t show up on many photos. When the gunner’s canopy is slid back, the unit would be invisible underneath the canopy. Nevertheless, they generally were installed, similar to those on the JU-88, which are depicted on some of the better JU-88 kits. None, to my knowledge, appears on any JU-87D/G kit. Therefore, this unit would be useful on any of the late-model Stuka kits, whether they be Fujimi, Academy, Revell, or even the old Frog kit. A scale drawing of the exact location is provided in the instruction sheet.