Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
February 18, 2022
Company
Brengun
Scale
1/144
MSRP
$5.45

One other little detail Brengun does well is VACFORM canopies for their models. In this case, you get two types of canopy closed or open.

Use a REALLY new #11 blade, ceramic since the old style won’t do anything but bend. Use your favorite cementing method. I use blue-light clear cement, it works great and doesn’t cloud the plastic.

I painted the canopy with acrylic, and then used a toothpick to clean up the old man brush painting squiggles… it worked great. and the new canopy was better than the two-scale feet thick model original, the better to show off the detail I could not paint into place.

Brush painting the model seemed best (for me) and I didn’t have too many problems. Glosscoat, decals, and install the prop and spinner.

Highly recommended for future surgeons, and Brengun once again succeeds! Thanks again Brengun for the review items!

Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
February 18, 2022
Company
Brengun
Scale
1/144
MSRP
$12.43

Think SMALL. Then realize PE really does a good job of upgrading one of these kits.

Thanks to BRENGUN for providing (once again) a couple of great upgrades for our use. IPMS USA Sincerely appreciates your support!

The subject of this review is the 24 part PE upgrade set for Brengun’s own SBD-3, along with engine, main bomb, four wheel/tire assemblies, and a challenge to the small builder’s eyesight. I had the basic kit, in a moment of insanity thinking “nice size”. Then I realized it was really small. Almost too small. But Brengun, being experts at this figured out a solution.

That solution being an upgrade set for their own kit!

PE flaps/dive brakes, resin bomb body and PE details for same, Wheels and tires for both land and sea (A-24 and SBD) versions, and a detailed engine.

Book Author(s)
Robert Panek and Krzysztor Wotowski
Review Author
Samuel Manriquez
Published on
February 13, 2022
Company
MMP Books
MSRP
$10.16

The MMP Single Series books are a collection of books that focus on an individual subject. These books include line drawings, period detail pictures and color panels showing sample camouflage and markings. The 30th book in the series covers the Yakovlev Yak-9P.

The Yak-9P was the last and most advanced version of the Yak-9s being produced in 1946. At this time, the manufacturing of high strength aluminum alloys had been established in the Soviet Union, simplifying aircraft manufacturing and increasing service life. Unlike the previous model it incorporated all metal wings with elliptical tips.

Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
February 13, 2022
Company
ICM
Scale
1:32
MSRP
$25.00

Figures from the Vietnam War are few and far between, especially helicopter crew. With the ICM release of the 1/32nd scale AH-1G they have released a kit of THREE Vietnam helicopter crewmembers.

Packed inside a typical sturdy box are three plastic sprue of light grey plastic that features the parts for the three figures. Two of the sprues are the same with both APH-5 and SPH-4 helmets, mic booms and ear cups. This is a nice feature because the helmets can be used without the figures to spruce up any model. The plastic is very crisp and the figures, especially the faces, are very well done. The assembly and paint instructions are printed on high quality paper with color callouts in ICMs paint range, as well as, Revell and Tamiya.

Review Author
Michael A. Turco
Published on
February 13, 2022
Company
Tamiya
Scale
n/a
MSRP
$2.50
  • LP-1 - Black
  • LP-2 - White
  • LP-3 - Flat Black
  • LP-4 - Flat White
  • LP-5 - Semi-Gloss Black
  • LP-9 - Clear

I’ve used Tamiya lacquers in spray cans for years and they are my go to paints for the bulk of my car and aircraft models. Their quick drying and smooth coating, especially the gloss lacquers, provide show-level finishes. Now, after anticipating them for almost two years, Tamiya’s bottled lacquers have finally arrived.