Review Author
Paul Bradley
Published on
May 28, 2022
Company
Scale Aircraft Conversions
Scale
1:24
MSRP
$18.95

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.

Review Author
Dave Morrissette
Published on
May 28, 2022
Company
Yellow-Wings Decals
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$13.95

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:

Book Author(s)
Anthony Tucker Jones & Ian Stewart Spring
Review Author
Orlando Reyes
Published on
May 27, 2022
Company
Greenhill Books
MSRP
$34.95

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.

Book Author(s)
Sanjay Badri-Maharaj
Review Author
Orlando Reyes
Published on
May 27, 2022
Company
Helion & Company
MSRP
$29.95

This book is Number 26 of the “Asia War” series. The book is divided into 6 sections, two appendixes, Bibliography and notes. One of the sections is the introduction to Operation Cactus, as well as a small history, and the location of the Maldives Islands.

This introduction section, introduces you to the Sri Lanka’s Tamil insurgents. You are also introduced to the politics, and the economy of the Maldives Islands and the genesis of the Coup.

Review Author
Dave Morrissette
Published on
May 27, 2022
Company
Hobby Boss
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$109.99

Hobby Boss latest Hornet release is the F/A-18 E Single Seat Super Hornet. Looking inside the box, the kit comes on 16 nicely molded grey sprues, 2 clear sprues, a small photoetch sheet, three sheets of decals and a full set of instructions. All total, there are 520 parts plus a piece of vinyl tubing. Options include: