Review Author
Will Kuhrt
Published on
December 17, 2022
Company
Value Gear
Scale
1/16
MSRP
$20.00

Value Gear Details, based in Flagstaff, Arizona, produces a wide range of high-quality resin accessories for most common model scales. Many of the accessories and stowage sets are universal, which is a nice advantage. This allows the model builder to customize the look they want by mixing sets or you can use one sets intended for specific subjects, such as the ‘Shermie Bits & Extras’.

The set featured in this review has 11 pieces. Also available is set Crates #1 consisting of 10 pieces. The pieces are molded in a dark-brown resin and the detail is impressive. There are even tiny nails!

Clean-up is minimal. I removed the miniscule amount of flash by running a hobby knife along the bottom edge. Next, I soaked the pieces in a mild detergent solution and left them to air dry. This recommended step ensures that all mold release is removed. I then primed them using Tamiya Fine Surface Primer.

Review Author
Will Kuhrt
Published on
December 17, 2022
Company
Paasche
Scale
NA
MSRP
$229.00

The Paasche Airbrush Company, based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was started in 1904 by Jens Paasche, a self-educated Norwegian immigrant, who through his self-educated inventive genius, became a leader in the air painting industry around the turn of the century. Today, the Paasche Airbrush Company is one of the world’s leaders in airbrush industry and produces a full line of equipment—airbrushes, compressors, spray guns and spray booths, and related equipment for professionals as well as hobbyists.

The D3000R is a 1/5 horsepower piston air compressor. It has a ¾ gallon tank and a maximum operating pressure of approximately 40 PSI with a deliverable range of 1-40 PSI. Upon opening the box, you will see it is very well packaged and contains the compressor, pressure regulator, thread tape, and a 1/8” hose adapter.

Book Author(s)
Ian Baxter
Review Author
Orlando Reyes
Published on
December 15, 2022
Company
Pen and Sword Books Ltd
MSRP
$22.95

The book deals with the life of Reinhard Heydrich. The Foreword gives us a small synopsis of the day he joined the Nazi Party in June 1931, until his death at the hands of Czech SOE operatives, as well as the retaliation of the Germans to his death. At the end of the book you will find 11 photos dedicated to both the Czech operatives, the church where the final encounter took place, as well as 5 photos remembering the massacre at Lidice.

The book is divided into nine sections comprising of a Foreword, an Introduction five chapters and two appendices. The Foreword gives us a short synopsis of the live of Heydrich during his stay in Prague. The Introduction spans on Heydrich behavior and "accomplishments" while being the Protector of Bohemia and Morovia. It also introduces us to the SOE operatives who ambushed, wounded and killed him.

Book Author(s)
Edward Crowther
Review Author
Orlando Reyes
Published on
December 15, 2022
Company
Helion & Company
MSRP
$29.95

This is book #21 of the series Europe @ War series. The book is also, Volume #1 of a subseries dealing with the war in Ukraine. In this book the information deals with the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). The book consists of an Introduction, 10 Chapters, as well as a conclusion and bibliography. Within text you will find a breakdown of The Minister of Defense, and a known order of battle of the DPR and 21 profiles dealing with the equipment and personnel of the DPR. Many of the photos consist of unit patches, magnets and postcards. The postcards were issued by the DPR and are under the name of "Gold Star Heroes."

Review Author
Ben Morton
Published on
December 15, 2022
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
Scale
NA
MSRP
$8.30

AMMO's Terraform Premium Textures series includes a number of different shades of texturing material for your next project. Or if you are just in the mood for a new landscaping adventure. The subject for today's missive is their Thin Concrete.

This product comes in a 100ml tub and as is the case with all of AMMO's texturing products, is water soluble. A fact that came in handy as my sample was a tad dry. I added a little distilled water which returned the texturing material to a more malleable state. These products can also be mixed with any acrylic based paint or other textures. It should be noted that the dried material does make convincing street or building rubble.