Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
October 15, 2015
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$15.00

As usual, I am eternally grateful to Eduard for providing yet another cool review item, and to the IPMS USA reviewer corps leaders for sending it to me.

This small set continues Eduard’s effort to provide modelers with previously unavailable, well detailed resin sets. Consisting of 14 parts, you are presented with two resin pods, three sets of end caps (one for the front of the pod, and options for either a loaded or transport/storage pod cap)

Eight warheads are provided, and these appear to be the standard High-explosive variety. No double-ogive versions in this case. Decals round out the presentation, including yellow stripes for the warheads and stenciling for the pods.

Book Author(s)
Steven J Zaloga; Illustrator: Adam Hook
Review Author
Robert Head
Published on
October 15, 2015
Company
Osprey Publishing
MSRP
$18.95

Osprey is a publishing house in the United Kingdom that should be a household name to the swarms of us. Osprey continues to expand their Fortress series with the 109th book in this installment. The Fortress Series examine the fortifications and defense structures of opposing forces. In this case the Atlantic wall which at the time was the most fortified defense in Europe. This “wall” proved successful in forcing the allied forces to find an alternate route after several scuffles forced them back.

For the Fortress series, the chapters are organized as follows:

Book Author(s)
Neil Grant; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
Review Author
Robert Head
Published on
October 15, 2015
Company
Osprey Publishing
MSRP
$18.99

Osprey is a publishing house in the United Kingdom that should be a household name to the swarms of us. Osprey continues to expand their Warrior series with the 176th book in this installment. The warrior series examines specific units and armies of a particular nation. In this installment the all-white and world renowned South African unit who was one of the most innovative and successful anti-terrorist units in the modern world.

For the Warrior series, the chapters are organized as follows:

Review Author
Dave Koukol
Published on
October 14, 2015
Company
Academy Models
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$55.00

Background

A variant of the M60 main battle tank featuring a low-profile turret, a 152mm main gun capable of firing conventional rounds, and the MGM-51 Shillelagh anti-tank missile system, the M60A2 was queued up as an interim solution while the MBT-70 was under development. Despite its advanced technology, the “Starship” did not live up to expectations and was eventually phased out of active duty units by 1981.

Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
October 14, 2015
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$99.95

Eduard’s NATO Fighter is a limited edition boxing of the Hasegawa F-104G with the addition of resin parts for two different ejection seats and several sensors/antennas, a photoetch fret of details for the two seats, as well as a full cockpit, and 2 decal sheets – one of stencils and one with markings for five different NATO air forces that flew the F-104.

Hasegawa’s F-104 kit has been reviewed several times in the past, so other than a few gotcha’s that I learned the hard way, I will focus on the added parts and details.