Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
August 3, 2015
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$7.95

Eduard has released a series of WWII-era seatbelts in the “Superfabric” series. This review covers the following item:

The Superfabric seatbelts are made of some sort of “rubber-like” material. They have volume -i.e, they are not flat like decals- and they have a little bit of texture like if it they were made of ‘fabric’ (pun intended).

From what I read in the Eduard website you can either apply the seatbelts “dry” directly on the painted seatbelt or “wet” if the seatbelt has been coated in Future.

Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
August 3, 2015
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$7.95

Eduard has released a series of WWII-era seatbelts in the “Superfabric” series. This review covers the following item:

The Superfabric seatbelts are made of some sort of “rubber-like” material. They have volume -i.e, they are not flat like decals- and they have a little bit of texture like if it they were made of ‘fabric’ (pun intended).

From what I read in the Eduard website you can either apply the seatbelts “dry” directly on the painted seatbelt or “wet” if the seatbelt has been coated in Future.

I almost always like to coat my cockpits with Future (in preparation for a wash), however in this review I choose to apply the seatbealts over a “flat surface” (i.e, just over enamel paint).

Review Author
Chris Smith
Published on
August 3, 2015
Company
Trumpeter
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$119.95

Background

Developed from a prototype first flown in 1947, the Beriev Be-6, NATO code name “Madge”, was an amphibious, twin-engine, maritime patrol-aircraft. Its most prominent feature was the graceful gull wing design. Powered by two Shvetsov radials rated at 2,300 hp each, the Be-6 was capable of carrying a variety of weapons such as mines, depth charges, and torpedoes, in addition to its 5X23mm cannon armament in the tail, topside turret, and nose positions. The early version had a retractable radar pod behind the rear step. Later versions replaced the stinger guns with a magnetic anomaly detector (MAD) boom. The Be-6 served with both the Soviet and Chinese navies. A few soldiered on into the 1970s before the type was finally retired from service.

Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
August 3, 2015
Company
Iliad Design
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$12.00

Illiad Design has started a 1/32 decal line and their first sheet is a secure bet: a Bf-109G. The recent Revell model is a good candidate for it, but not the only one, as the old Hasegawa kit could be a good recipient for these decals.

This decal sheet cover 6 airframes from 7./JG 53, the famous “Pik As” Jagdgeschwader. All the markings cover airframes located in Sicily during 1943 finished in RLM 74/75/76 with mottling on the sides and they have stripes on the propeller spiner. No decal is provided for the spinner, but instructions on how to mask it are provided.

The decal sheet is very glossy and the decals look thin. Register is perfect. Opacity is likely to be good too, but I have not tried them in a model. You might want to test that using a spare decal.

Review Author
Dick Montgomery
Published on
August 3, 2015
Company
Albatros Productions, Ltd.
MSRP
$15.00

Windsock World War Centenary Summer 2015 is the second edition of Volume 31. This edition’s cove story features the Sopwith Pup. The main feature is a detailed build log for the Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup. Rob Partridge is the builder and his article provides detailed descriptions and images of how to go about assembling the WNW kit. If you’ve never built a WNW kit then the Pup is an excellent starting point, and this issue will come in very handy. Later in the publication one will find a page featuring three color illustrations of some Pups. Interesting markings, to say the least. A few pages following, a Pup Portfolio is presented containing a number of images of N6205, a Pup flown by Flt Com J.S.T. Fall, No. 3 Naval RNAS. The images were taken by James Fahey of this airworthy Pup.