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Review Author
Dave Morrissette
Published on
July 13, 2016
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$14.99

Trumpeter has issued two versions of their 1/32 A-6 Intruder which was on many people's most-wanted list. While the kit is expensive, it is well done, well detailed and builds into a great replica. Of course that doesn’t mean there isn't some room for improvement. While the aftermarket has been slow coming, Eduard has issued sets for the A-6E TRAM version to spice up several areas of the kit as well as a canopy masking set.

Review Author
Eric Christianson
Published on
July 11, 2016
Company
Res-Im
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$13.22

RES_IM, a small company out of Czechoslovakia, continues to add to its list of quality aftermarket and modeling supply products, this time with a package of ten generic wooden boxes in 1/35th scale.

The small, sturdy box contains three separate baggies of resin parts mounted on casting blocks. Two large, square boxes, three medium-sized rectangular flat boxes and five smaller, square flat boxes. All boxes are solid resin and sealed. All contain excellent fine wood grain and cross members representing generic crates. No decals, markings or instructions are included – although I’m pretty sure instructions aren’t needed here!

The resin boxes must be separated their casting blocks of resin, and this is no simple task. The entire bottoms of the boxes are attached, so it takes a little time and patience to separate the boxes from their backing, and it generates a lot of resin dust.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
July 10, 2016
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$12.95

This is a mask set for the Kinetic Su-33 Kit. This set helps save time masking the canopy and wheels by providing all you need with pre-cut masks.

In the packet is:

  • 1 precut masking sheet
  • 1 instruction sheet

The masks are for the front windscreen, main canopy and the wheel hubs

Summary

This is very good and time saving when it comes to masking, which is perfect for this kit and really helps.

Thanks go to Eduard for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
July 10, 2016
Company
L.Z. Models
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$13.25

L.Z Models has provided another great accessory for any military tractor. These were used to flatten ground to allow the building of airfields and camps, etc.

The detail quality is great, with minimal flash or other imperfections. The parts, once removed from the mold base, are ready to assembly. The small parts are very delicate and you must take extreme care when removing them from the mold base.

The assembly is quick and easy. The final part is painted olive drab and looks great as an addition to any diorama.

Thanks go to L.Z Models for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.