Review Author
Dave Morrissette
Published on
May 27, 2022
Company
Hobby Boss
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$109.99

Hobby Boss latest Hornet release is the F/A-18 E Single Seat Super Hornet. Looking inside the box, the kit comes on 16 nicely molded grey sprues, 2 clear sprues, a small photoetch sheet, three sheets of decals and a full set of instructions. All total, there are 520 parts plus a piece of vinyl tubing. Options include:

Review Author
Chris Smith
Published on
May 26, 2022
Company
Scale Aircraft Conversions
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$17.95

This metal landing gear set from SAC replaces the gear parts and pitot mast in the new tool Airfix Bristol Beaufort kit. Like its cousins from Bristol, the Blenheim and Beaufighter, the Beaufort has a multipart, complex main gear structure. Airfix has done a good job reproducing this in plastic. The SAC parts are direct copies of those. I compared the assembly of the plastic parts against the white metal SAC pieces. I found the plastic parts had an advantage.

Review Author
Chris Smith
Published on
May 26, 2022
Company
Hauler Brengun
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$27.50

The Hellfire AGM (Air to Ground Missile) 114 was introduced in 1984. It was most associated with deployment on the Apache attack helicopter but has since been adapted for use from other aerial platforms including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as well as ships and ground vehicles. Guided by laser or radar, this 100lb missile can travel a little over two miles and has proven to be highly effective at hitting its targets.

Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
May 26, 2022
Company
OKB Grigorov
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$8.17

OKB Grigorov specializes in resin, photoetch and turned metal barrel conversions for armor. One of their latest releases is the tracks for the Russian T-34 mod.1940 third variant.

This aftermarket set includes parts in grey resin. As you can see from the pictures, the casting of the parts is pretty good, without any bubbles in the resin and small attachment points.

This set provides you with 4 sections of track and the pictures show the fantastic level of detail of the tracks, both inside and outside sides.

The sections of track are cast flat, so you would have to gently bend them to shape, using the wheels from the kit to get the proper curvature radius. The resin is very thin, so this should be relatively easy. I would suggest to dip the tracks in hot water before bending them around the wheels and dipping them in cold water afterwards to “set” the curvature in.

Review Author
Andrew Manriquez
Published on
May 24, 2022
Company
Value Gear
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$15.00

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever looked at a kit and said, “That looks easy. I’ll just whip that together in the next day or two.” That’s pretty much what came to mind when I looked at the Value Gear Sherman Engine Deck Set. After all, how hard can it be to paint up some stowage and slap it on a tank? You can guess where that idea went.

This particular set, Engine Deck Set #13, contains the following eight individual resin pieces specifically designed for the Sherman: