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Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$7.95

The Eduard Bf-109G-6 and G-5 are beautiful kits. One of the complaints or discussions on the kit is that the exhausts have to be added early in the build and then have to be masked.

This Brassin set addresses this. Included in this clear vacuformed package are four pieces of light grey resin that are perfectly formed. There is additional detail included on the resin, namely the spark plug wires. The exhausts are hollowed out nicely. Also included in the packaging is a fret of nickel plated photo etch.

Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
Company
Model Art
MSRP
$29.99

Model Art Issue 60 is typical of other Model Art magazines in that it is written entirely in Japanese, with occasional English words, usually in article titles or in captions. The Vessel Model Special is a quarterly issue that focuses on naval subjects. Advertising comprises the inside covers (and back cover) along with another four pages showing what is available and new, always useful for building up that wish list. I counted nearly 600 photos (mostly in color) along over forty 1/700 scale drawings. Additionally there are a lot of color scrap drawings highlighting details in the Ship Construction series.

There is a lot of incredible models in this Summer edition as I was just amazed at what could be done in 1/700 scale. This issue’s feature is the Battle of Leyte Gulf. As you can see in the following Contents, the focus is primarily on Ozawa’s Task Force with the USS Lexington thrown in to represent the US side.

Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$39.95

The new, new 109 from Eduard is one of the finest renditions of the G-6 ever released. This is what they were going after the first time. Like the first release this model comes with a variety of Brassin pieces to ‘upgrade’ your 109. The kit cockpit is quite nice out of the box, but there is room to make it better. That is where the Brassin series comes in.

In a sturdy cardboard box, you are treated to 24 resin pieces molded in light to medium grey resin that are blemish and bubble free. Being an Eduard product it wouldn’t be right if they didn’t include photo etch. This offering features two frets of photo etch. The first one is a pre-painted fret which is quite beautiful. The other one is a brass fret that includes various detail parts. There are some simple decals and film for the gunsights.

Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
Company
Master Model
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$10.00

Once again our friend Piotr keeps cranking these things out… THANKS VERY MUCH for sending IPMS USA another of your growing line of turned metal Pitot tubes, and thanks also to IPMS USA leadership for sending it on to me to review….

This is, again, a world-class improvement and upgrade to the kit plastic. Actually, it’s a step beyond, as included is what appears to be a 3-D printed part with all the vanes (which cause us old guys to have apoplectic fits) molded on one tube! FANTASTIC!.

The Master data probe consists of two metal parts and one resin part with all 8 vanes attached to it and protected in a foam cutout box. These three simple items directly replace the kit pitot probe and air data vane assembly. This is an easy addition to improve the longevity of your kits’ appearance.

Review Author
Doug Cole
Published on
Company
Revell, Inc.
Scale
1/25
MSRP
$26.95

When Ford released the Mustang and started the “Pony Car” era in 1964, GM scrambled to answer the market with the release of the Camaro in 1967. Savvy dealerships (like Nickey Chevrolet) jumped on the performance aspects of the platform by ordering a version which featured the high-powered 427 CID engine. Sporting iconic red line tires, this model kit does a good job of replicating those classic cars.

Construction and Detailing

This review covers the skill level 5 (ages 14 years and older) 1967 Nickey Camaro RS-SS 427 1:25 Scale Revell Model Kit #85-4377. The reason this is a skill level 5 kit is because of the large number of parts and some tricky decals (like those red lines for the tires). The kit has 128 pieces and is nicely molded in white, and chrome plated parts with clear windows, soft vinyl tires and transparent red taillights. The finished dimensions are: 7-5/16"L x 3"W x 1¾"H.