Review Author
Jarrod Booth
Published on
October 29, 2022
Company
UMM-USA
MSRP
$16.95

I was lucky enough to pick this tool up from Phil at the IPMS National Convention in Omaha during the Reviewer Corp get together.

The text below was taken directly from the UMM web page and explains the Micro Mitre Box details better than I could:

MICRO MITRE BOX - MN048 XL (45° 90° 60°) cutting slots.

High Quality - MMB box with adjustable stop 110MM x 20MM x 14MM

  • This aluminum micro mitre box is just 110mm long making it ideal for miniature work.
  • Each unit has one 45 ° degree, one 90 °degree and 60 °degree angle cutting slots.
  • For use with original JLC/CMK/HAULER razor saws (JLC001, JLC002 and JLC004 - thickness saw 0.12mm).
  • It is used to cut square ends, perfect splices and mitered corners.
  • The miter box has an adjustable stop.

We highly recommend this tool to all modelers who owns mini saw blades.

Review Author
Kurt Hollenbach
Published on
October 29, 2022
Company
Arma Hobby
Scale
1:72
MSRP
$24.79

What is in the Box

  • 2 gray injection molded plastic sprues
  • 1 clear sprue
  • 1 photo etched brass fret
  • 1 set of pre-cut masks
  • 1 decal sheet with 6 markings options
  • 1 instruction book

Construction

Construction of this kit starts with the cockpit. The cockpit features a separate cockpit floor, rudder pedals, throttle, and two control sticks. The control sticks are inserted through the bottom of the cockpit floor. The seat is attached to a seat mount, which is then glued to the cockpit floor. Decals are provided for the instrument panel and for the photo etched brass seatbelts.

Book Author(s)
Ron Mak
Review Author
Jarrod Booth
Published on
October 29, 2022
Company
Key Publishing Ltd
MSRP
$24.95

The Boeing 707 was the first widely used commercial jet. It brought the US into the “jet age” in the late 1950’s. The 707 remained in production until late 1978, by which time other more economical and larger designs were needed due to increased passenger amounts over longer routes. This book is a tribute to a wide range of 707 variants, and airline liveries.

The soft cover book is a rather compact size containing 180 pictures over 96 pages. Most pictures are a little muted and dark, but still show to good effect, the individual aircraft in its full paint scheme and colors.

As a child, I was fortunate to have flown on a number of the airlines in these pages and brought back memories of being able to visit the cockpit, helping to develop my love of aviation. I still have my BOAC Junior Jet Club wings and logbook given to me on a flight. I have a Boeing 707 trip logged in it, signed by the captain, as well as an entry flying on a VC-10. Exciting times!

Book Author(s)
Les Brown
Review Author
Ron Bell
Published on
October 25, 2022
Company
Pen and Sword Aviation
MSRP
$28.95

This is not really a full history of these ships. Rather it is a brief overview of their design and development. It starts with sections giving brief descriptions of the various classes, then moves into a section on all the products, kit and aftermarket, available to construct models of these ships. After that are twelve pages of some excellent models of the ships in varying scales. The next section deals with camouflage patterns and has four pages of line drawings of assorted patterns then three pages of photos. Then comes several pages on the different modifications made to the ships, listing each ship and what was done to it, and winding up with seven pages of line drawings of sample ships from each class.

Book Author(s)
Barry Lloyd
Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
October 25, 2022
Company
Casemate Publishers
MSRP
$24.95

This is the 3rd volume of the Key Aero Historic Commercial Airliner series on the Avro 748 British production airliner. The book covers the complete 30-year history of this groundbreaking aircraft which as a project started in January 1959. The aircraft was never glamorous but was a remarkably successful. The total production was 381 aircraft. These aircraft were operated in over 100 Countries by 80 operators.

I personally worked on the Queens Flight 748 VIP version interior monuments a few times in the 80’s. So, this book is a great addition to my library. All the photographs in this book to be great and cover nearly all the operaters and versions of the aircraft over the 30 years.

I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in Commercial Aircraft and for modelers. After reading this book I look forward to adding more of this series to my library.