Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
February 14, 2024
Company
Tru-Color Paint
Scale
N/A
MSRP
$41.95

Tru-Color Paint is a model paint manufacturer based in the US. They have an extensive line of railroad and car paints and they are continuously expanding their military line (aircraft, naval, armor).

This set includes the following colors (all of them already available in their line).

  • TCP-1281: Dark Green
  • TCP-1281: Dark Earth
  • TCP-1284: Dark Sea Grey
  • TCP-1287: Ocean Grey
  • TCP-1288: Sky Type S
  • TCP-1290: Interior Green

The set includes the main colors used by the RAF in the early years of WWII in Europe (Dark Green, Dark Earth, Sky, Interior Green) and some of the colors used in the later years (Dark Green, Ocean Grey, Interior Green). Including Dark Sea Grey is perhaps a bit unusual as that color was rarely used. Personally, I would have replaced it with Medium Sea Grey, which was the most common undersurface color in the later years of WWII.

Review Author
Jarrod Booth
Published on
February 14, 2024
Company
Brengun
Scale
1/144
MSRP
$6.97

Hauler-Brengun from The Czech Republic produces some of the finest aftermarket resin parts and model kits in the industry. The wheels in this set were no exception.

Brengun’s packaging was very good, with the contents contained within a clear plastic bag and a hard cardboard backing. There were no instructions included in this set, but none were needed.

These resin wheels would fit any 1/144 scale BF-109K kit, and just needed holes drilled to mount on to the kit axel. Two complete sets of main wheels and tail wheels were included. They were nicely cast with petite, slightly soft, tire and wheel detail. The main tires included a flat spot, but no tread pattern (unless these tires didn’t have a tread pattern anyway). In this scale I could not see this as being an issue.

Review Author
Chris Smith
Published on
February 14, 2024
Company
Special Hobby
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$48.41

This is a re-boxing of the Two Bobs kit first released in 2009. Special Hobby has since issued three versions. In this the “Anniversary Markings”, version we get a US Navy bird celebrating the American Bicentennial and a Greek AF, T-2 marked to commemorate 40 years of service with that organization. The T-2 first flew in 1958 and was the backbone of the Navies jet training syllabus till its replacement in 2008. The Hellenic or Greek AF received a total of 40 T-2Es and is just now in the process of phasing the last out of service. Venezuela also used this venerable trainer. In total 609 were built giving thousands of military aviators their first experience of jet flight.

Book Author(s)
Chris Goss
Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
February 14, 2024
Company
Casemate Publishers
MSRP
$28.95

The FW-190, or Butcher Bird, is quite a fascinating aircraft, fast, robust and extremely versatile. This aircraft served from its development in 1941 right through the end of the war. It continued to evolve from just a fighter to a ground attack and a night fighter. It seemed to develop over the war from short and stubby to sleek and sexy in the form of the D-9 and Ta-152. This book concentrates on the short nosed radial engine versions from the V-1 prototype to the A-9 and S-8.

Review Author
Mr. Paul Dunham
Published on
February 13, 2024
Company
ICM
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$50.00

Although not as famous as the U.S. Army’s GMC CCKW ‘Deuce-and-a-half’ the Studebaker US6 trucks were historically important trucks in their own right. Over 200,000 were built by Studebaker and Reo, with the vast majority of these trucks provided as ‘Lend-Lease’ to the Soviet Union and other allies. Although not ‘standard’ in the U.S. Army, many trucks were used by the U.S. Army Corps of engineers and transportation units in building and using supply routes such as the Alaska-Canada Highway, the Ledo Road from India to China, and the Persian Corridor from the Persian Gulf to the Soviet Union. (Tankograd Technical Manual Series #6037 and Wikipedia).