This is another paint set by the prolific Ammo by MiG concern out of Spain. I’m sure many of you already use these acrylic paints and so are familiar with their ease of use with both brush and airbrush. The featured colours come in the familiar yellow-capped 17ml dropper bottles and include those colours needed for a range of modern Luftwaffe aircraft in the NORM 72 and 83 schemes, such as the Tornado, F-4F, F-104, Alpha Jet and UH-1H. The bottles are contained in a tray inside a sturdy card box that features a summary of the paints included and a nice colour profile of a Tornado.
Looking through the reviews on the IPMS USA website, I saw several about “AMMO by Mig Jimenez” Acrylic Paints and all agreed with my own assessment of this product. Rather than rehashing those reviews, suffice it to say, these are high quality paints, come in a wide assortment of colors, provide excellent coverage, are relatively easy to use either with an airbrush or brush, and are easy to clean up afterwards.
To complement their “Modern Luftwaffe Vol.1” AIR SET which provides colors for the Luftwaffe’s green and black camouflaged aircraft, AMMO released another set for the gray camouflaged aircraft. This AIR SET, “Modern Luftwaffe Vol.2” provides the gray shades of paint used on the Mig-29, F-4F, and Typhoon II.
From viewing internet photos (very unscientific, I know), I think these colors can also be used on the Luftwaffe’s Airbus A310, Airbus A400, and Tornado IDS.
The colors in this set are:
Scale Aircraft Conversions provides resin and white metal parts for scale model aircraft, most of which are drop-in landing gear replacements.
The Airfix 1/24 BF109E was first released way back in 1973 but has featured in their range on numerous occasions since, most recently as part of the ‘Vintage Classics’ range in 2020. As such, the model lacks detail compared to modern kits and any enhancements for the kit are most welcome.
The Emil’s landing gear legs are pretty simple units, and the SAC parts reflect this. With just a little clean-up, these parts are drop-in replacements for the kit parts. The only parts you’ll need to use from the kit are the tyres and outer hubs.
SAC didn’t add brake lines down the main gear legs, but in this scale, the modeller is best served by adding these themselves so it’s no loss.
Yellow Wings has dedicated itself to US markings during the period from 1930 to 1945 and makes decals specific to that time frame. Many do actually have the beautiful yellow wings from that time period also! This release covers the Curtiss P-40 and specifically between 1941 and 1942 for the 20th Pursuit Group and the commanders aircraft in 1/32nd scale. Markings are included for three aircraft:
Let’s start by stating that the entire book is collection of color photographs taken by both original cameramen, as well as the regular foot soldier in the field. The photos chosen by the authors are one of the best I have the pleasure of seeing. The book is divided in three sections:
- The Ground War
- War in the Skies
- Behind the Lines
In turn, each section is divided in subsections. Part One; The Ground War is divided into 11 parts; Part Two; The War in the skies has 5 subsections and Part Three; contains 6 subsections. The Ground War is the largest and consist of 116 pages; The War in the Skies consists of 37 pages, while the section about Behind the Lines is 64 pages.