Review Author
Fred Wilms
Published on
May 6, 2011
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$29.95

Construction

This kit contains 56 photo etched parts. There were 3 extra parts, namely an extra hold down shackle.

The photo etched parts were in perfect condition. These details were used in the 3 wheel well areas. They all fit well except one area. A notch was made in one corner item -- as shown in the photo. The area modified was in the main landing gear tie into the deck. The instructions were good, except for where the extra hold down was located. A bend brake tool would be helpful.

Comments

This kit is recommended for the experienced modeler, due to the numerous tiny parts.

Conclusion

I wish to thank Eduard & IPMS for allowing me to review this aftermarket kit.

Review Author
Fred Wilms
Published on
May 6, 2011
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$29.95

Construction

This kit contains two photo etched sheets with 33 parts. The photo etched parts were in perfect condition. The details were used in the aft electronics bay. The unit folds down and is called the birdcage. This unit will be placed in the down position. The assembly is straight forward and fairly simple to assemble. I did not use the bend brake for this project.

Comments

This kit can be assembled by any good modeler. Skill level is medium in my opinion. There are several miniature parts.

Conclusion

I wish to thank Eduard and IPMS/USA for allowing me to review this aftermarket kit.

Review Author
Greg Wise
Published on
May 6, 2011
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$12.95

Packaged in a oversized poly zip lock bag you find sandwiched between two sheets of cardstock one 2 X 5 ¼ inch yellow precut mask set along with a folded one sided placement sheet. The set covers the canopy and wheels, or should I say canopies when you consider the greenhouse that is the Bf 110G-2. Simple is the word that comes to mind when using these Eduard mask sets; however this set could be a little confusing if you do not carefully reference the placement guide. I always do a light pencil rubbing to reveal the cuts. Remember patients will be your reward. Eduard has a knack for doing these things very well and this one is no different.

The price my be a little had to swallow for the budget minded modeler while others won’t mind a bit shelling out 13 bucks to do the Bf 110 canopy nightmare. I highly recommend this set to anyone building the Eduard Bf110G-2. My thanks go to Eduard and IPMS/USA.

Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
May 6, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$5.50

Thanks once again to Quickboost for providing IPMS/USA me these review items; these little things make a big difference, and we appreciate it!

OK, this is about as simple a review as you can get. These four vents are replacements for the kit items; the new QB vents are already hollowed out, and make a big difference in the appearance of the final product. These vents face backwards, and dump heat overboard. See the scan of the instruction sheet for Items 7F, 8F, 39A and 40A on the upper back of the aircraft.

Most of us old school guys use #11 Exacto blades and twirl away, occasionally stabbing ourselves in the fingers, to get hollow intake/exhaust vents.

Enter Quickboost! As we have come to expect, a fast one-for-one replacement for the kit items (See the photos!). The gray ones are the Quickboost; the white blob is one of the kit items.

These items are true “Even a monkey could… “ replacements. Worth the cash and acquisition time.

Book Author(s)
Ralph A. Riccio
Review Author
John Ratzenberger
Published on
May 6, 2011
Company
Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books
MSRP
$58.00

I am a Rolls Royce Armored Car mega-fan, so I pleaded for this book when it showed on the review list. Also, my real name is Sean O'Ratzenberger ….

The book covers wheeled and tracked armored fighting vehicles used by the armed forces of the Republic of Ireland from independence to the present day. It, of necessity, starts before then, in 1916, and works forward through the civil war as much of the armor was first used by the British and then acquired by the Free State (National Army) or captured by the Republican Army. This story is told in some detail. From there, the book covers the Irish forces during The Emergency (WW2, in which Ireland was neutral) through various UN peace-keeping operations.

Following the general and organizational history, there is a lengthy section which goes one-by-one through all vehicles used, having history, data, pictures, etc., for each. Some of this information duplicates that already told in the historical sections.