Review Author
William Seaman
Published on
October 15, 2010
Company
Aires Hobby Models
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$15.49

Designed for the reigning king of the 1/48 P-47’s, the exquisite offering from Tamiya. There’s no difference between the D and the M wing, so that means they it can be used on any Tamiya P-47 kit.

About the toughest thing to do with a Tamiya P-47 is to get rid of the ejector pin marks. This set takes care of that with the landing gear doors and wheel bays. The castings are in Aires standard dark gray resin except for the covers for the gear struts. Those are in a cream color and much more fragile than the gray castings. The pour stubs on the wheel bays are heavy and could be tricky to remove. It’s pretty much a straight drop, except you’ve got to remove the kit’s wheel bays.

Review Author
Robert Folden
Published on
October 15, 2010
Company
AMT
MSRP
$22.64

To Trekkers around the world, the K-7 Space Station is most famous for two episodes. First featured in The Trouble with Tribbles [from the Original series], the station was again featured in Trials and Tribble-ations [from Deep Space Nine]. The station is easily recognized by its three arms with saucers at each end. In the 1970’s, AMT released several Star Trek kits, including the K-7 Station. Now, Round 2 Models has revived the old AMT kits, reissuing them as standard and special editions. The kit is basically the same as the original issue; with new decals [the special edition features a collector's tin and a miniature Tribble]. The reissue even includes the little USS Enterprise in scale with the station.

Review Author
William Seaman
Published on
October 15, 2010
Company
Master Box Ltd
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$19.95

If you haven’t heard of Master Box Ltd yet, you soon will. They’re a relatively new company from the Ukraine, specializing 1/35th scale plastic figures. Although they’re young, they certainly have made a splash.

This release is their first entry into the 1/32nd scale market and it encompasses 6 of the most famous Allied and Axis aces of WW II;

Review Author
William Seaman
Published on
October 15, 2010
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$4.99

Quick Boost has quickly built a reputation for excellent resin castings at affordable prices. These two sets are sure to add to that for the already great out-of-the-box 1/72 Hasegawa A-1J kit.

Few things are more heartbreaking than finally getting to the last stages of finishing a kit, only to realize that you’ve lost an antenna. Sure, you can try your skills at re-construction from scrap styrene, putty, or both but we all know that’s easier said than done. Again, these are direct replacements for the kit parts. My sample was very crisp and bubble-free

As always, make sure you wear a respirator when you make your cuts and vacuum up the residual dust once you’re finished.

Review Author
William Seaman
Published on
October 15, 2010
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$4.99

Quick Boost has quickly built a reputation for excellent resin castings at affordable prices. This set is sure to add to that for the already great out-of-the-box 1/72 Hasegawa A-1J kit.

These are direct replacements for the kit parts and my sample was very crisp and bubble-free. They offer a simple solution to the often frustrating, sometimes futile attempt to drill-out exhausts in this scale.