Book Author(s)
Albert Grandolini
Review Author
Bob LaBouy
Published on
January 14, 2023
Company
Helion & Company
MSRP
$29.95

A Brief Introduction of this Book

This book contains 86 pages, including 130 black & white photographs, 34 color pages of colored profile drawings and eight maps. The color drawings illustrate several vehicles (primarily those of the PVAN (People’s Army of Vietnam) with a few US tanks and aircraft). Almost all of the photographs serve to illustrate the futility of the war in Southeast Asia.

Book Author(s)
Albert Grandolini
Review Author
Bob LaBouy
Published on
January 14, 2023
Company
Helion & Company
MSRP
$29.95

A Brief Introduction of the Book

This book contains 80 pages, including many great (144) black & white photographs, nine color pages of colored profile drawings and three colored maps. The color drawings illustrate a few vehicles (both ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) and PAVN (People’s Army of Vietnam), several uniforms and aircraft from this lengthy conflict.

Review Author
Bill Kluge
Published on
January 14, 2023
Company
Squadron
Scale
1/350
MSRP
$70.00

Loren Perry’s recent retirement and subsequent closing down of the Gold Medal Models photo etch line produced many long faces in the modeling world, particularly in the model shipbuilding community. For many of us, Gold Medal photo etch was, and is, the “gold standard” for ship detailing sets. When Squadron Hobbies purchased Gold Medal Models remaining stock, and announced resumed production of Gold Medal sets, there was, as they say, much rejoicing.

Review Author
Paul Bradley
Published on
January 14, 2023
Company
ICM
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$97.99

The Bristol Beaufort torpedo bomber was developed for the RAF in 1938 using the experience gained from the Blenheim light bomber. Seeing service from 1940 with RAF Coastal Command, the type saw action across the World’s oceans, but most notably in the Channel and Mediterranean, as a torpedo bomber, conventional bomber and mine layer, until replaced in frontline service by the derivative Beaufighter from 1942. At least 1,180 were built in the UK and Australia.

This is the first time a conventional IM kit of the Beaufort has been produced in 1/48 and that it comes from the remarkably resilient Ukrainian ICM firm is especially noteworthy – that they can produce and distribute new kits when their country is under threat of destruction is quite amazing!

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
January 12, 2023
Company
ICM
Scale
1/16
MSRP
$25.00

ICM has released kit based on a character from the TV series the Squid Games – this is one of ‘Square’ guards from the show.

In the box is:

  • 3 x light grey sprues
  • 1 x stand base
  • 1 x black sprue for stand
  • 1 x small black sprue with the mask
  • small decal sheet
  • 1 x instruction sheets
  • 1 x box art print

Construction

The construction of the figure is very easy, and they assemble very well. You do need to do a little filling here and there during the assembly.

The base is a nice touch and has optional ground finishes to choose from.

Painting was easy, although I did not use all the reference colors as shown on in the instructions. I did use all Tamiya paints on the figure. There was just one decal for the mask.

I really enjoyed building this kit and loved the TV series it is based on.