Review Author
Robert Head
Published on
February 3, 2020
Company
Iliad Design
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$12.00

This 1/48 scale decal set, available from Iliad Design, provides markings options for 3 different P-47N’s flown by the Puerto Rican Air National Guard, Hawaii Air National Guard, and Maryland Air National Guard. Markings are included for three natural finish Thunderbolts. The Iliad set includes 3 special markings and enough marking data to complete 3 aircraft.

The three options are:

Book Author(s)
Konstam, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Review Author
Ned Ricks
Published on
October 8, 2015
Company
Osprey Publishing
MSRP
$21.95

Many modelers have a general knowledge of the Royal Navy’s air attack on the Italian base at Taranto and its outcome but are sketchy on the finer points. So, you have bought one of the new, marvelously detailed kits of the Fairey Swordfish “String bag” and all the aftermarket goodies for it, but the last particulars are not clear in your head. This full-of-specifics history will tell you not only the scope and swoop of the Mediterranean naval campaign of the early WWII years, but exactly who flew which aircraft, its unit and letter/number designator and the weapons load. Did you know that the planes flew off with only two crewmen each rather than the usual three? And why? This book will tell you. But, I get ahead of myself.

Review Author
Joe Porche
Published on
October 8, 2015
Company
Round 2 Models
Scale
1/25
MSRP
$27.99

It has been a while since AMT has issued the Lil Hot Dogger. I thought the plastic was typical to their current releases being just the right consistency for trimming, sanding, and gluing. All the clear parts were crystal clear with little flash. The white styrene molds themselves had produced small areas of flash especially around some of the larger parts and many ejector pin marks in noticeable locations.

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Review Author
Joe Porche
Published on
October 8, 2015
Company
Round 2 Models
Scale
1/25
MSRP
$27.99

It has been some 35 years since this version on the Ford Model “T” Delivery Wagon has been issued from AMT. Surprisingly the molds have held up fairly well with little flash or exaggerated seams. Do to the engineering of the kit however, there is a great deal of punch holes to be dealt with. See photo reference #2.

The AMT plastic is typical to their current releases, not too soft, not too hard, just right for trimming, sanding and gluing. All the clear parts were crystal clear with little flash. I used Tamiya primer, paints and glue for the assembly of this kit and Bondo 907 as filler. All products reacted well to the AMT plastic.

Instructions follow a typical layout, engine, tires, chassis, rear suspension, front suspension. One issue with the suspension is the chassis uses metal axles in both the front and rear which can be clearly seen once the Model T is complete. This is not very realistic and again another engineering issue with the kit.

Review Author
Jim Pearsall
Published on
October 8, 2015
Company
Brengun
Scale
1/144
MSRP
$9.85

Brengun has been bringing out more and more stuff in 1/144 scale, kits, accessories and detail sets. This is darned good, because those of us who do “Braille scale” need more and more help. Many of the older kits are so lacking in detail that any addition would be SO welcome. And this is one of those detail sets.

So on to the adventure. The detail set is a single PE fret, approximately 3 ½ by 6 ½ inches. (9cm X 16.5cm). There is a single page instruction sheet which shows the Revell parts replaced by PE parts and the PE add-ons for some parts.