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Review Author
Jim Pearsall
Published on
Company
Master Model
Scale
1/144
MSRP
$2.38

There are three 1/144 TSR.2s available currently. Great Wall Hobby and Pit Road appear to be the same model in different boxes. I could be wrong here, but I don’t think so. On the other hand, the third 1/144 TSR.2 kit, which I have in my stash is the Kami de Korokoro kit. Since it’s a paper model, I’ve put it off. I’m sure I won’t need a new pitot for the paper plane.

The model I used is the Pit Road kit, in “what if” markings for the Gulf War.

Installation

Installation instructions show 3 steps. I’ve expanded that to 4

Book Author(s)
James Lyman
Review Author
Rob Benson
Published on
Company
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, an Amazon Company
MSRP
$24.95

Thank you to author James Lyman, and to Hill Country Hobby for the sample book. Thank you to the IPMS Reviewer Corps for allowing me to review a new independent, self-published book that will be a great resource for many modelers at all skill levels.

This excellent compendium of methods and techniques is produced and published using an independent (indie) publishing house, Create Space, an Amazon Company. I was unable to verify how the book is produced, but Create Space publications are often printed and bound on demand. Wholesalers often receive significant discount on bulk purchases. Modeling clubs, chapters and hobby shops may be able to take advantage of this format and discounts.

Review Author
Timothy Rentz
Published on
Company
Bronco Models
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$116.00

The Kit

This kit contains the rear fuselage section and outer wing sections of a Horsa glider. It does NOT contain the entire aircraft. When I saw the size of the box, I imagined a complicated kit with a zillion parts. Nothing could be further from the truth. The kit contains 11 sprues, but fewer than 60 parts and assembly is completed in six steps. It includes a clear sprue for a window in the bottom of the fuselage, and a PE fret with two parts. The PE parts are optional and may be used to replace the plastic parts for brackets on the foremost bulkhead. All of the control surfaces including dive brakes are separate and moveable. There are some ejection pin marks on the inside of the flaps, so if you choose to display the kit with the flaps down, you’ll need to fill them. Otherwise, the kit has no issues.

Book Author(s)
Tony Chong
Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
Company
Specialty Press
MSRP
$44.95

When I was offered the opportunity to review this book I was so excited as I have always been fascinated by John K. "Jack" Northrop and his designs.

The book arrived and I was immediately impressive with its size, quality and content! It was a joy just to have and flick thro as the pictures and drawings are fantastic.

The book explores the whole history of the company and the may designs both paper and actually produced aircraft. The book is writing in a way that it draws you in and without being to technical gives you a great overview of the aircraft and the company’s ups and downs. I was both entertained and taught a lot while reading the book. I cannot recommend this book enough; I could not put it down and finished the whole book in under a week!

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
Company
PJ Production
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$11.65

The detail quality is great, there minimal flash or other imperfections. The parts once removed from the mold base are ready to assembly.

The Assembly is quick and easy. The final part is painted and I did my best but I am not a very good figure painter and did not do this great figure justice.

This is the first PJ Productions product I have worked with and I was very impressed with it. I am really looking forward to buying more of this great quality figures.

Thanks go to PJ Productions for providing this super figure to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.