Review Author
Ed Kinney
Published on
June 6, 2011
Company
Scale Aircraft Conversions
Scale
See text
MSRP
$0.00
32-052 A-4 Skyhawk Trumpeter 1/32nd MSRP $14.95
48-135 TA-152 Hobby Boss 1/48th MSRP $14.95
48-136 TBF/TBM Hobby Boss1/48th MSRP $14.95
72-031 TU-160 Blackjack Trumpeter 1/72nd MSRP $14.95
72-032 Lancaster Revell 1/72nd MSRP $16.95
72-033 Heinkel HE-111 Hasegawa 1/72nd MSRP $16.95

Our friend, Ross McMIllen, has never been one to rest on his laurels and for the month of June, 2011, he has given us 6 new offerings.

Review Author
Ed Kinney
Published on
June 6, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$4.78

The seemingly never ending list of top quality aftermarket items from this company continues to grow even larger. It has become a foregone conclusion with these folks that excellence is alive and well at this company. As always, beautifully cast in flawless grey resin and are engineered as “drop in” parts to replace the kit items. Again many thanks to the Quickboost people and IPMS/USA for the review samples. Visit their website www.quickboost.net for these and other excellent products.

Highly recommended

Review Author
Mike Hinderliter
Published on
June 6, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$5.95

Here is another aircraft upgrade set from Quickboost. The latest addition is for the Academy P-40 Warhawk. It is up to their usual standards; molded in a grayish resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block because of a nice perforation. It only took me a couple of light passes with my saw blade to make them fall away instead of launching into the air becoming snacks for the carpet monster.

I must admit that I was a little confused with this set because it comes with every antenna that a P-40 Warhawk ever had on it, so you can replace the existing one in the kit or make any other variation including the “football“ housed loop that some warbirds used.  I looked through my reference library and found some great walk around photos of these antennas. My reference was from The Aero Series 3, Curtis P-40, Aero Publishers, Inc 1965.

Review Author
Mike Hinderliter
Published on
June 6, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$5.95

Quickboost just keeps adding to their great line of quality resin aircraft accessories. The latest addition is for the Academy P-40 Warhawk. It is up to their usual standards; molded in grayish resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block because of a nice perforation; they just popped right off of the mold block.

The doors that come in the Academy kit are okay but just lack the level of detail on the inside of the covers that the Quickboost covers have. The Quickboost covers are superior and add just that much more realism to the finished kit. The resin parts are very easy to install and can be used on any other brand kit that is similarly molded.

Book Author(s)
Tim Kershaw, Illustrated by Krzysztof W. Wolowski
Review Author
John Ratzenberger
Published on
June 6, 2011
Company
MMP Books
MSRP
$39.00

Might as well get this over with right now - THE BEST MUSHROOM BOOK I HAVE READ!!!!

OK, I'll admit it - the Silver Wings era is my favorite, and in that, the Gamecock is high on my list - so I'm a bit prejudiced. But this book is much more than I expected - it is very well written, very well organized, and very well illustrated. The Grebe and Gamecock are 1920's aircraft; built in small quantities, never saw action - so there simply isn't that much around on them. The author has gone to great lengths to dig out that information and then cover it in a complete and well-organized manner.