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Book Author(s)
Ray Rimmell, Editor
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
Company
Albatros Productions, Ltd.
MSRP
$9.50

The Autumn 2016 edition of Windsock World War Centenary is the third edition of Volume 32. The cover subject is a reproduction Albatros D. Va with Rob Horne in character that is owned and operated by TVAL of New Zealand. More color photos from reproductions from TVAL (Peter Jackson) are depicted in the photo spread, “Stow Maries Photo Shoot” from Essex England. The “Our Reader’s Gallery” features excellent builds of a Wingnut Wings 1/32 Salmson 2A2, 1/32 Fokker D.VII, and a Roden 1/32 Sopwith Triplane.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$29.95

This is a nice photoetch set for the ICM Ju 88A-4. This set adds a lot of addition detail to the exterior and make it look even better.

The photo etch parts are for the:

  • Landing gear details
  • Engine and engine mount details
  • Land gear bay details
  • Engine bay doors

In the packet is:

  • 1 large photoetch sheet
  • 1 clear film sheet
  • 1 instruction sheet

Summary

This is great photoetch set to bring a lot of additional details to this very good kit. The engine parts are great as the engine access panels can be left open. The only issues I found was with the rear wheel bay parts which need to be carefully installed. Also the side brackets that install in the land gear bay are trick when you mount the engine and gear bays to the wing and can pop out.

With that being said the set adds some realistic detail.

Book Author(s)
Zibigniew Kolacha
Review Author
Dick Montgomery
Published on
Company
Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books
MSRP
$35.00

Available in the U.S. from "Casemate", in Australia from "Platypus Publications" and in the UK from "Mushroom Models Publications", this book is one of several excellent books in the "Spotlight On" series. All books in this series feature approximately 50 color profiles of the aircraft in question, showing the markings and camouflage patterns seen on the aircraft and in varied national markings.

In this particular publication, illustrator Zbigniew Kolacha provides 50 color profiles of 44 F4U Corsairs. The introduction to the book, 2 pages, provides a short "biography" of this classic W.W.II aircraft. The remainder of the pages are given over to those 50 superior illustrations mentioned previously. Each profile is labeled with the BuNo, if known, the airframe numbers, Squadron affiliation, and area of service.

Review Author
Mike Lamm
Published on
Company
Hauler
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$18.00

Hauler produces photo-etched and resin upgrade sets for armored fighting vehicles (AFVs), airplanes, cars, railway vehicles, and dioramas. They also produce a few resin kits. Their products are in most of the common scale sizes, 1/72, 1/48, and 1/35, but they also produce a number of other items in common railroad hobbyist scales.

The kit for this review is a set of sharply cast resin Dragon’s Teeth. Dragon’s Teeth are those square concrete pyramids, most often associated with the Siegfried Line in Germany during World War II. However, these types of fortifications were used in many countries, other than Germany in World War II, and continued to be used today around the world. The idea behind these formations was to create an obstacle to slow the advance of enemy AFVs, or to channel those vehicles into prepared kill zones where anti-tank units waited in ambush.

Review Author
David Horn
Published on
Company
Plusmodel
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$10.00

Plus Model, maker of fine detailed aftermarket products, just produced a ladder for the McDonnel Douglas F-15 Eagle. What is unique about this item is that it is injection molded instead of resin or photo etch that other companies make. Although this does require some assembly, being able to make fine adjustments to better fit the various kits is a real bonus.

The kit comes in a sturdy box and the sprue is in a suitable plastic bag. The instructions are printed on the back of the box and are basic but sufficient to assist your build. The 8 parts have minimal flash which cleans up easily.

Assembly was simple but when I test fit the ladder just after assembly. Remember to always check your references and test fit on your kit.