Review Author
Ben Morton
Published on
May 10, 2022
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
Scale
NA
MSRP
$5.79

Concrete Texture from Ammo is a relatively new product from their Vignettes Acrylic line. This product is designed for small and medium sized dioramas or vignettes and comes ready to use in a 100ml tub.

Borrowing from Ammo's own description: The application method is remarkably simple. You can use any kind of tool at hand and the CONCRETE TEXTURE can be mixed with other weathering materials such as pigments or acrylic paints to create a full range of authentic concrete effects. It can be used for any scale ranging from 1/16 to 1/72.

The dried surface mimics the look and texture of concrete beautifully. This particular texture can be sanded, after a through drying, to a smoother finish should you so desire. The acrylic base of Concrete Textures allows for easy clean-up and thinning with water as well as being odorless and non-toxic.

Review Author
David Dodge
Published on
May 5, 2022
Company
MRC
Scale
1/16
MSRP
$179.00

Introduction

The Sturmgeschutz III was the second most produced German armored combat vehicle after the Sd. Kfz 251 halftrack. It was the most produced fully tracked armored vehicle. It was built on a modified Panzer III chassis replacing the turret with an armored fixed superstructure mounting a more powerful gun. Initially intended as a mobile assault gun for direct fire support for infantry The StuG III was continually modified and was later employed as a tank destroyer

Background

Gallery Models is not a widely known brand and it was apparently acquired by MRC. The StuG III is their newest release and the tooling looks different from what I have seen of photos the Takom 1/16 StuG kit.

Book Author(s)
Simon and Jonathan Forty
Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
May 5, 2022
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$42.95

The book is interesting and often ignore subject as to the history of Airborne troops in World War II. It delves into great detail of the development, service, full history from the formation to the Airborne units and battles with text and a great many photographs.

The book's chapters are:

  • Conception
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Crete: The Turning Point
  • The Allies
  • German Operations after Crete
  • Airborne Operations in the CBI and Pacific Theaters
  • Russian Airborne Operations
  • Paratroopers as Elite Ground Forces
  • Cancelled Operations

The book covers most of the Airborne operations and units for all sides on WWII. The photographs are great and cover a lot of areas and campaigns of the war.

I found this book so informative and was full of facts and details I was never aware of.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
May 5, 2022
Company
ICM
Scale
1/16
MSRP
$25.00

ICM has released kit of a British Royal Marine Office in their 1/16 figure series. The Royal Marine is in the standard parade uniform with sword.

In the box is;

  • 2 x light grey sprues
  • 1 stand base
  • 1 black sprue
  • 1 instruction sheets
  • 1 box art print

Construction

The construction of the figure is very easy, and they assemble very well. You do need to do a little filling here and there during the assembly.

The base is a nice touch and has optional ground finishes to choose from.

Painting was easy, although I did not use all the reference colors as shown on in the instructions. I did use all Tamiya paints on the figure.

I really enjoyed building these and they look great as a team of individually.

Summary

This was a fantastic kit and fun to build.

Thanks go to ICM for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

Book Author(s)
Alan Ranger
Review Author
Phillip Cavender
Published on
May 5, 2022
Company
MMP Books
MSRP
$25.00

Opel Blitz, is number 24 in the “Camera On” series published by MMPBooks/Stratus. The author, Alan Ranger, has written over 20 books in the Camera On Series dealing with German and Japanese armor specializing in soft skin and armored vehicles. With Opel Blitz Camera On # 24 published in 2021, the author presents photographs of various light and mid-weight truck series built by the German Opel automobile manufacturer.