Review Author
Rob Booth
Published on
December 3, 2023
Company
Brengun
Scale
1:72
MSRP
$9.00

Brengun Models is a scale model and detailing parts manufacturer located in the Czech Republic. Their lines include limited production run multi-media kits and exquisitely detailed photo-etched, turned brass and white metal replacement parts for aircraft in the most commonly produced scales.

Brengun has produced a set of FuG-200 Antenna to fit any appropriate 1/72 scale Luftwaffe aircraft kit.

Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
December 2, 2023
Company
Hauler
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$21.50

While this set is labeled “Wooden Corral” it is actually a wooden fence set (it is more of a privacy type of fence as the sections are all closed up, rather than open like a corral fence would be - need to be able to see the animals in a corral). The set consists of 12 resin parts for a wooden fence. It includes 3 long fence sections: 6 posts, two types of gates – a single narrow gate and a double wide gate. The fences and gate sections have a very nice wood grain effect cast in, while the gates also have hinges and latches. I am a bit confused by the texture of the posts as rather than continuing the grain texture shown on the fence sections, the posts have a pebbled texture. I don’t know if this is to suggest they are concrete posts or just a different type of wood. I assumed the latter and painted the posts the same color as the fence sections.

Book Author(s)
Adrian M. Balch
Review Author
Paul Mahoney
Published on
December 2, 2023
Company
Guideline Publications
MSRP
$26.00

This series has been around for many years, and they still continue to come out with new volumes, sometimes of little-covered subjects such as this one.

This is a softcover publication, with 44 pages in a nice, high-quality semi-gloss finish and a stiff outer cover. Publishing quality is first-rate, as is the content itself.

Review Author
Michael Reeves
Published on
November 29, 2023
Company
Scale Aircraft Conversions
Scale
1/24
MSRP
$16.95

This Scale Aircraft Conversions release for the Meng 1/24 kit is a replacement set for the plastic struts that are the kit parts. I am not an expert on the Fokker Dr. 1a by any means - but there is a definite size discrepancy between the kit parts and the white metal parts in the conversion set. The white metal parts are noticeably longer than the kit parts as you can see from my photos. I am not sure which is more accurate - but I can at least say they got the shape dead on from the kit parts and the width is pretty similar.

Review Author
Phillip Cavender
Published on
November 29, 2023
Company
AFV Club
Scale
1:35
MSRP
$79.95

Introduction

The M59 is a heavy towed howitzer from the World War II era with its origins in the United States. Initially developed after World War I as the 155mm Gun M1 due to the limited heavy gun capabilities identified in the U.S., it underwent redesignation as the M59 after World War II. However, it continues to be commonly referred to by its popular nickname, "Long Tom." Functioning as a gun, the M59 was specifically designed for a long-range and flat trajectory, distinguishing it from traditional howitzers that typically have shorter ranges and much higher trajectories.

AFV Club is a well-known plastic model company based in Taiwan that specializes in producing high-quality scale model kits, particularly focusing on armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) and military-related subjects. The company has gained a reputation for its attention to detail, accuracy, and innovative model kits that cater to the needs of both casual model builders and serious hobbyists.