Review Author
Dave Morrissette
Published on
January 17, 2016
Company
Aerobonus
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$10.00

Aires and the Aerobonus line continue their 1/32 scale sets meant for modern airfields and workshops. In this case, the set is a 1/32nd scale mechanics chair. This is similar to a backless office chair. The set comes with eight resin parts including five separate casters, a seat adjustment lever, the seat itself and a magnificent casting in one piece of the chair base.

Review Author
Steve Collins
Published on
January 17, 2016
Company
Model Art
MSRP
$9.00

Model Art Issue 920 is typical of other Model Art magazines in that it is written entirely in Japanese, with occasional English words, usually in article titles or in captions. This issue deals specifically with the F-86 in Japanese service, painting the Streak Eagle version of the F-15, Orange Hobby’s F-35 kit and a comparison build of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL from Tamiya. Plus, there are lots of advertisements showing what is available and new, always useful for building up that wish list.

Review Author
Len Pilhofer
Published on
January 17, 2016
Company
Osprey Publishing
MSRP
$39.95

For any of us that frequent the many scale modeling shows and contests, follow the abundant online forums, blogs, and websites, as well as read any of the numerous modeling technique publications it is very evident that WWII German armor is a niche that alive and well…and kit manufacturers and aftermarket producers are keeping this hunger well fed. A perfect complement to this appetite is a book brought to us from Osprey, “History of the Panzerwaffe Volume I: 1939-1942.” This book is extremely helpful for students of this genre (myself included) to understand the story behind the most recognized armored force in history.

Book Author(s)
David Doyle
Review Author
Steve Collins
Published on
January 17, 2016
Company
Squadron Signal Publications
MSRP
$19.95

This is another of the In Action series of books from Squadron Publications, serving as a follow-up and addition to the previous two versions in In Actions 5 and 65 by other authors. This version includes many pictures not previously included, along with lots of color photos.

Naturally, my eye was initially drawn to the book by the full cover shot of the VF-111 F-4B in their early markings. And, having developed a love/hate relationship with the aircraft after working on the F-4 for over 15 years in the Air Force, I had to give it a look.

Review Author
Bill O'Malley
Published on
January 17, 2016
Company
MiniArt
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$64.99

This is an excellent kit, with extremely fine detail, great fit of the parts, and makes a highly realistic model. It’s not easy getting there however. Be prepared for small, delicate parts, microscopic locating pins, unclear instructions on some part locations, and many separate tiny parts where one would suffice without loss of detail. With a little patience an experienced modeler will enjoy a challenging build resulting in a great model.

Background

Gorkovskiy Avtomobilnij Zavod (GAZ) automobile company was a joint venture with the Ford Motor Company prior to WWII. The GAZ-05-194 Ambulance is one of several Soviet Army vehicles based on the Ford Model A truck, with an additional axle for a 2 ton truck. Captured vehicles were also used by Germany’s Wehrmacht.