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Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$29.95

This Eduard Brassin set is for the Eduard Fw 190A-5 kit. The set includes detail parts to add to a highly detailed kit. The resin and photoetch parts inside the box looked great and very well molded and etched.

In the box is:

  • 28 x resin parts in two shades of grey
  • 2 x photoetch sheet
  • 1 instruction booklet

All the resin parts are very well detailed, and are extremely well molded.

The assembly instructions are very clear and detailed.

Stage 1 through 6 is the fuselage gun bay structure, ammo boxes, and engine mounting structure. This all went together very well with no problems on fix or location.

Book Author(s)
Tom Cooper, David Nicolle, Lon Nordeen, and Patricia Salti
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
Company
Harpia Publishing
MSRP
$64.95

Tom Cooper and David Nicolle's Arab MiG series is an incredible history that addresses the Arab air forces of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria and from 1955 through 1973. Although MiG aircraft dominate the story, all Post-WWII Arab aircraft are included. The authors have been able to access official archives as well as the combatants involved to provide a unique perspective of the Middle East conflicts. Volume one in this series, published November 19, 2009, covered the background of the Arab air forces from 1955 focusing on MiG-15 and MiG-17 fighters. Volume two, published October 19, 2011, addressed the Arab air force supersonic fighters from 1956 through 1967. Volume three in the Arab MiGs series focuses on the Arab air forces in the June 1967 War. Three additional volumes follow in this series, all with the same thick 256 glossy page count. I counted 148 black and white photographs, 28 color pictures, 17 color side profiles, and three maps.

Book Author(s)
Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak
Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
Company
Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books
MSRP
$19.00

Most of us have seen at least one photograph of a Polish Air Force MiG-29 in recent years with a large multi-color circular badge adorning its upper surface. I know I had seen a couple of MiG-29’s with the special marking, but I assumed they were one-off special markings.

Review Author
Timothy Gidcumb
Published on
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$3.54

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Quickboost's Messerschmitt Bf 109G Exhaust for the 1/48 Eduard 109G series of kits. One of the first things to notice with this product is the excellent presentation of the packaging with the sealed flap on the back of package to allow for easy access to parts.

Upon removal of the resin exhaust you will notice the great detail that we have come to expect from Aires Quickboost products. The molding on the exhaust is excellent and they come off of the resin block with little effort, I tried a couple of different methods of removal, on the first one I removed with razor saw and the second on I was able to score with a blade and remove easily.

Review Author
Ron Bell
Published on
Company
Revell, Inc.
Scale
1/550
MSRP
$19.95

The Kit

The kit is of the U.S.S. Springfield, one of 27 Cleveland Class light cruisers built by the United States during the Second World War. Her primary role was to provide anti-aircraft protection, but she also served in a shore bombardment capacity. After the war she was laid up but in the late 50’s she was one of three Clevelands to be converted to a guided missile cruiser of the Providence class. Her rear six inch turrets were removed and two twin Terrier SAM missile launchers were installed. She served in this capacity until being decommissioned for the last time in 1974.