The OV-10 Bronco is a very popular subject for modelers in all variants. The aircraft first flew in 1965 and performed it role very well up into retirement. With these aircrafts unique capabilities, the aircraft has been getting the attention of the US military and a second career may happen. For modelers, there are only a few options available in 1/72 scale and detail can be very vintage or lacking all together. Quick boost comes to the rescue for the OV-10D with a very nice outboard weapons pylon set.
The TER-9R is a triple ejector rack that has aerodynamic features designed for high-speed flight. This pylon is commonly carried on the F-16 however this pylon may be seen on other aircraft like the A-10.
Brengun produces a wide range of unique resin and photo-etch accessories in 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 as well as 1/144. Packaged in a resealable bag, this pylon set is cast with zero flash with prominent pour block on the mating surface to the stores pylon. Hasegawa and Kinetic kits include this TER-9R however I have not seen this pylon in Tamiya boxings.
Using Hasegawa’s TER for comparison, this set has superior details than what the kit offers. The number of additional details and engraved panel lines is remarkable compared to what is offered from injection molded parts can offer.
Two Bobs Aviation Graphics is one of leaders in aviation decals with an impressive variety in 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 scale. This latest release has very colorful markings used by VAQ-137 and VAQ-138 and has markings for two aircraft, one for each unit.
There are two sheets are printed perfectly without any print register errors. The small markings are very fine and easy to read. All the markings are included from unit markings down to the stencils and walkways. Stencils and other markings are included on a smaller second sheet insert and you should not need the kit decals for your build. There is one (front and back) color instructions sheet that clearly show placement of markings for both subjects. The instructions indicate the correct FS paint colors and cross reference to AK, Hataka, Mr. Color and Mr. Paints. The color layouts for each aircraft and easy to distinguish where each color is applied.
Twobobs Aviation Graphics are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and keep producing outstanding decal sheets for modern military jet aircraft. A-10C Heritage Hawgs (48-275) celebrates three A-10s promoting heritage and morale. Twobobs chose A-10s from the active, reserve and National Guard squadrons:
Armed Forces of the English-Speaking Caribbean: The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago is authored by Dr. Sanjay Badri-Maharaj, who received his MA and PhD from the Department of War Studies, Kings College London (his thesis was on India’s nuclear weapons program). Dr. Sanjay Badri-Maharaj has written two books - The Armageddon Factor: Nuclear Weapons in the India-Pakistan Context (2000) and Indian Nuclear Strategy: Confronting the Potential Nuclear Threat from both Pakistan and China (2018). What makes him qualified to write a book of this title? He also served as a consultant to the Trinidad Ministry of National Security.