Welcome to the IPMS/USA Reviews site!

Introduction: The primary organization of the IPMS/USA Review website is by IPMS/USA National Contest Class. Within each Class there are sub-menus by kits, decals, books, etc. The Miscellaneous Class is for items that are not class specific or that cross two or more classes.

IPMS/USA Members: We encourage you to submit reviews, both here and to the Journal. To volunteer for membership in the IPMS/USA "Reviewers Corps" and submit your own reviews, please read the Guidelines For Submitting Product Reviews.

Manufacturers, publishers, and other industry members: IPMS/USA is pleased to offer your company the opportunity for product reviews. All product reviews are performed by IPMS/USA members, and are posted in the publicly-accessible section of our website. With very few exceptions, we perform full build reviews of new kit releases, aftermarket products, and supplies. If you would care to provide product samples for review, please contact John Noack, IPMS/USA 1st VP.

To learn more about IPMS/USA, please see our About Us page.

Book Author(s)
Larry Davis
Review Author
Ed Kinney
Published on
Company
Squadron Products
MSRP
$16.95

Let me begin by saying that this latest “In Action” series publication is (in my humble opinion) the finest to have gone to press to date. Further, I have had the pleasure of knowing Larry Davis for more than 40 years and I will not hesitate to tell him that this is his best effort yet.

A full 72 pages of black and white, color photos and profiles as well as line detail drawings make this one of the most desirable I’ve seen on the subject. Artwork for the cover is by Dan Greer and line drawings are by Matheu Spragains and are exceptionally well done.

Review Author
Chad Richmond
Published on
Company
Twobobs Aviation Graphics
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$14.00

The Centennial celebration of Naval Aviation has brought about some really colorful modern aircraft, emulating their predecessors from the yellow wing days, and, in particular, the distinctive unit markings of World War Two aircraft. They have made for some truly one-of-a-kind aircraft, and Bob Sanchez has managed to capture them for us enthusiasts. This particular sheet takes us back to the early days of aircraft experimentation and weaponry tests. When you first look at the colorful instruction sheet, you see a red, grey and white F/A-18C of VX-31 at China Lake. This aircraft hauls around a lot of weapons and weapon sensors under its wings, doing a lot of experiments. The second is an F/A-18A of VFA-204 out of NAS JRB New Orleans as it was painted during an air show tour at Ft. Worth in February, 2011. This one is Navy blue with orange ID bands. What a neat-looking airplane. When you unfold the sheet and look to see what’s inside, there’s the teaser.

Review Author
Chad Richmond
Published on
Company
Werners Wings
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$16.00

For nearly fifty years, the Bell UH-1 Iroquois was the workhorse of the Army, especially during the Vietnam War. It has also served in countless countries, in countless colors and configurations, doing everything imaginable. Now we have Sikorsky’s UH-60 Blackhawk taking over that role in even more configurations and colors worldwide, and performing even more varied missions.

Review Author
Chad Richmond
Published on
Company
Twobobs Aviation Graphics
MSRP
$10.00

The Centennial celebration of Naval Aviation has brought about some really colorful modern aircraft, emanating their predecessors from the yellow wing days, and, in particular, the distinctive unit markings of World War Two aircraft. They have made for some truly one-of-a-kind aircraft, and Bob Sanchez has managed to capture them for we enthusiasts. Even if you don’t have the five separate decal sheets that go along with this CD, you will always have a superb reference on hand for F/A-18, and EA-6’s. On the CD label it says there are over 800 photos. I didn’t add up that many, but who cares? These are, however some of the crispest, clear photos that I have ever seen. They are also taken from some places that most of us will never be able to go and without thousands of people around. Now if we only had some cockpit shots, too.

Review Author
Joe Turpen
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$0.00

Well on first look both Eduard kits look really good. One thing about these two detail sets is they give you great opportunities to really detail the 72ndscale Hasegawa Hawkeye. Kit 73 339 has 69 parts and 72 498 has 37 parts.