Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
September 18, 2015
Company
Dragon Models
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$60.00

This is the first aircraft kit I have built made by Dragon and I must say I was most impressed once I cracked open the box. In the box is:

  • 8 sprues molded in light grey
  • 1 clear sprue
  • 2 small sheets of Photo etch parts
  • Two rubber wheel bay housings
  • 1 decal sheet
  • 1 instruction booklet

The sprues are well molded with no visible flash, well positioned ejector pin marks. The detail is very fine and crisp. The panels are all great and even vary in depth at the right places on the parts.

Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
September 18, 2015
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$7.95

Eduard continues to expand its line of WWII 1/48 Superfabric seatbelts. This time with a set of USN Beige WWII-era seatbelts.

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 choose to apply the seatbealts over a “flat surface” (i.e, just over enamel paint).

Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
September 18, 2015
Company
Lifelike Decals
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$12.95

This sheet is the third of three limited edition sheets produced by Lifelike Decals for the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-27 Fighter (code-named “Nate” by the Allies). The sheet provides markings for seven different aircraft from the Japanese Army. The set includes color side views of all six aircraft illustrating the left side markings of each aircraft and overhead views showing the wing markings of the various aircraft. One of the aircraft features a cool scalloped black tail that also covers the horizontal stabilizers and Lifelike includes a paper template that you can use to make masks for the tail of this aircraft.

Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
September 17, 2015
Company
Lifelike Decals
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$12.95

This sheet is the third of three limited edition sheets produced by Lifelike Decals for the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-27 Fighter (codenamed “Nate” by the Allies). The sheet provides markings for seven different aircraft from the Japanese Army. The set includes color side views of all seven aircraft illustrating left side markings and overhead views showing the wing markings of the various aircraft.

Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
September 17, 2015
Company
Lifelike Decals
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$12.95

This sheet is the first of three limited edition sheets produced by Lifelike Decals for the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-27 Fighter (codenamed “Nate” by the Allies). The sheet provides markings for seven different aircraft, six from the Japanese Army, and one from the Manchurian Air Force. The set includes color side views of all seven aircraft illustrating the left side markings, and overhead views showing the wing markings.

All of the aircraft are overall light grey with very interesting and colorful markings for aircraft from a wide variety of units. Inside the directions Lifelike provides a summary description of each aircraft, including any particular pilot that the aircraft was associated with. The descriptions also include references to published photographs of the aircraft and there is a summary listing of the references used at the end of the descriptions. A nice touch for some of the special markings is an explanation of what the markings meant to the Japanese pilots.