Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
October 13, 2010
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$4.99

The Tamiya P-47D, whether the Razorback or Bubbletop, is a great kit, but the intercoolers are non-existent and are see through. Quickboost fixes this in an easy and inexpensive way.

Molded in light grey resin, these two exhausts are just inserted into the model and this will prevent the "see-through" effect, offering a more accurate look to your model. The inexpensive price tag will make this a requirement for this great kit.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Quickboost for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting them at www.quickboost.net. Let them know IPMS/USA sent you.

Review Author
Tom Moon
Published on
October 13, 2010
Company
Cyber-Hobby
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$44.95

The Kit

The Orange Box Series from Dragon are basically previously released models that have been repackaged. This particular kit is a combo of the Dragon 6069 Schwerer Plattformwagen Typ SSY railcar flat top and the Dragon Kit # 9018 Pz Bef Wg III Ausf K

The sprues for this kit are an assortment from different kits needed to piece together a Ausf J Pz III

  • A Upper Hull
  • B x 2 Drive Sprocket and idler wheel
  • b Add on armor and upper hull detail
  • C Lower Hull
  • D x 2 Road Wheels and Return Rollers
  • E Turret parts
  • F Misc parts
  • g Star Antenna
  • H x 2 More misc pars
  • J Only 5 pieces out of a complete sprue
  • K Add on armor and front deck
  • L Single Antenna
  • M Antenna base
  • O Turret
  • Stainless Steel Wire for Antenna (see sprue M)

There is nothing provided for tow cables.

Review Author
Ray Byers
Published on
October 13, 2010
Company
Dragon Models
Scale
1/700
MSRP
$32.95

The Ship

The USS Independence (LCS-2) is the second Littoral Combat Ship commissioned by the U. S. Navy, and the leader of the Independence class. She is an aluminum high speed trimaran capable of speeds in excess of 44 knots (50mph), with a range of over 4300 nautical miles at 18 knots. Commissioned on 16 Jan 2010, she has a length of 418 feet and beam of 104 feet, with a large flight deck and mission bay located beneath the flight deck. Capable of handling many types of aircraft, including the CH-53 and the V-22 Osprey, she can be configured to accomplish many different missions through the use of “mission” modules. Very cool ship!

Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
October 13, 2010
Company
Eagle Editions Ltd.
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$15.00

Eagle Editions is notorious for everything Luftwaffe and their expertise is world renowned so this latest release from them is very welcomed.

This sheet features four FW-190As, three A-3s and an A-2 and is also available in 1/32nd scale for the new Pacific Coast Model. Printed by Cartograf the decals are thin and respond well to any setting solution, this single sheet is quite colorful. I’ve used the Microscale system, Gunze Mr. Mark Softer and Walther’s Solvaset on Cartograf decals before without any problems. The decals are printed in perfect register and contain the markings for the four aircraft and stencils for one complete aircraft. My sheet contained swastikas but overseas buyers may or may not receive them depending on your local laws.