Review Author
John King
Published on
November 13, 2015
Company
Hasegawa
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$52.99

In-box Review

Hasegawa’s 48th scale F-16s have been around for some time now. Although they are not the newest F-16s on the block, they are still venerable kits. This boxing is the upgraded F-16C Block 50/52 with markings for the Singaporean Air Force Black Knights demonstration team.

The kit consists of 121 pieces on 14 grey sprues and one clear sprue. Despite most of the kit being over 10 years old. The parts are relatively flash free and have nice recessed details. The detail overall on the kit is mixed. In some areas, like the cockpit and landing gear, you have relatively nice details. However, other areas, like the wheel wells and Pratt & Whitney engine nozzles leave a little to be desired. In any case, it is a great basis for building a 48th scale F-16C.

Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
November 13, 2015
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$15.00

Sincere appreciation to Eduard for providing yet another review item, and to the IPMS USA reviewer corps leaders for sending it to me!

This set is a basic replacement of the Tamiya kit Seat harness with a better item. The Tamiya seat belts are steel, and a bit difficult to bend into position. You also have to paint them; not so with the Eduard set! Pre-painted, easy to install, and looks fantastic in the end.

Careful installation paid off; I just followed the kit instructions, painted the plastic, and then installed the Eduard harnesses. Nothing difficult; just take your time and they fit great. See the pictures!

The usual 10 of 10 for subject and performance on this simple set, well done Eduard!

Book Author(s)
Tony Buttler
Review Author
Ron Verburg
Published on
November 10, 2015
Company
Warpaint Books, Ltd.
MSRP
$19.72

From the Inside Cover

The Avro Type 679 Manchester is considered to be one of the failures of British military aviation history and certainly the period of time it spent in service with Bomber Command was not particularly happy.

Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
November 10, 2015
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$14.95

Sincere appreciation to Eduard for providing yet another review item, and to the IPMS USA reviewer corps leaders for sending it to me!

This set continues Eduard’s effort to provide modelers with previously unavailable, well detailed resin sets. 69 parts make up this set; you can assemble three MER from it, with options for either early “unbraced” rack attachment, or later externally-upgraded braces for the rack.

It’s simple to use; I removed the aft pour stub, drilled a hole in the back to use a wire to hold the rack for painting, (the actual rack has a recess, which doesn’t need filling when finished) Rattle-can for primer and final finish, and it was ready to detail up and install.

Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
November 9, 2015
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$40.00

Sincere appreciation to Eduard for providing yet another review item, and to the IPMS USA reviewer corps leaders for sending it to me!

This set continues Eduard’s effort to provide modelers with previously unavailable, well detailed resin sets. Forty-one resin parts, and photoetch - both color and unpainted, make up this set. You can assemble one F-4J cockpit with late model Mark IV Martin Baker Ejection seats.