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Review Author
Gary Telecsan
Published on
Company
Master Model
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$9.00

This incredibly detailed and finely crafted set of replacement aerials for the Funk Gerate 220 SN-2 Liechtenstein radar has to be seen to be believed. My poor modeling skills simply do not do them justice. The first photo shows the package, and inside one finds 14 brass pieces, 5 for the horizontal portion and 9 for the vertical, which assemble into 4 aerials. There is one each extra piece for oopsies. The instructions are clear and simple. To get the best results, these must be assembled by soldering

Review Author
John Lyons
Published on
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$6.95

History:

The Ilyushin Il-2 was a ground-attack aircraft (Sturmovik) in the Second World War, produced by the Soviet Union in very large numbers.

Review:

The resin is bubble free and perfectly formed. The tips of the pipes are hollowed out; they have a thinly formed edge for that realism you are looking for.

Most resin parts are likely to need more work on them than the more normal injection molded plastic parts that you may be used to. Why you ask, well Resin is a much harder material then the standard molded plastic in your kit. This is what gives it the fine details you are looking for.

In some cases the greatest challenge can be cutting the part from the casting block without damaging it. I have found that it is better to cut away the bulk of the casting block, leaving just a small amount behind so that it can be trimmed away with a hobby knife.

Review Author
David Goudie
Published on
Company
Wingnut Wings, Ltd
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$19.00

The boys from New Zealand have again moved forward with their line of World War I products. This time it is the release of a series of decals sheets intended for kits already on issue. These decal sheets are of the same quality as the kits from this manufacturer and are printed by Italian company, Cartograf. Cartograf is well known as a premier decal printer and these are no different. If you want something other than the kit supplied decals then any of these kit specific sets will suit your needs.

This specific set represents 5 different aircraft from JG1 “Flying Circus”, which was a mobile group of machines piloted by, ostensibly, the best pilots in the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkrafte). The term “Flying Circus” rises from the colorful schemes of each pilot’s aircraft. This decal set contains markings for the following 5 pilots:

Review Author
Fred Amos
Published on
Company
3D-Kits
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$11.56

3D Kits is another new product to me. This decal sheet covers four Battle of Britain Supermarine Spitfires. As expected by today’s modelers, these decals are in full and proper color as well as in perfect registry. The subjects covered include a Spitfire Mk I of March 1940 with a choice of two separate markings. Also a Spitfire Mk II flown by an American in early August and later August of 1941. Last is a Spitfire Mk II, one of seventeen presented to the RAF by the Belfast Telegraph, paid for by reader donations.

These decals will help fill the void in your Battle of Britain model collection.

Review Author
Charles Landrum
Published on
Company
Two Mikes Resin Accessories
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$12.00

Two Mikes has built a business by offering details for jet aircraft that few if any companies offer. As I undertook a build review of the 1/48 Eduard Su-25 kit (ex-OEZ, now KOPRO plastic), owner Mike Reeves generously provided two of his details sets toward the effort