IPMS Number
30337

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Metal Fence Set A

Published: December 19, 2015
Company: Matho Models

This small brass PE kit is packed in a zip-lock bag attached to a peg hangar which protects the item. It consists of one fret with two identical fence sections. The fence is 0.2 mm (just under 1 scale inch) thick with slight raised detail on the out facing side to give some dimension. Removed from the fret they are 35.6 mm tall (4.08 scale feet) and 43 mm wide (4.9 scale feet) You need to fold… more

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World War I US Propaganda Posters (Set 1)

Published: October 1, 2015
Company: Matho Models

Thanks to Matho Models for this sample.

During the First World War, it was common to see posters to support the effort, buy bonds and accept the sacrifices asked of people on the home front.

This item, packed in a zip lock bag with a hanger and cardstock backing, provides 22 various US posters in 1/35 scale printed on 0.1 mm semi-gloss paper. Under extreme magnification,… more

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Beverage Boxes

Published: October 1, 2015
Company: Matho Models

Thanks to Matho Models for this sample.

Modern personnel carriers are often seen with boxes of bottled water or soda in and about the crew compartment and cargo areas. As modelers, these can add a splash of color to otherwise drab subjects.

This item, packed in a zip lock bag with a hanger and cardstock backing. It provides 32 boxes on a sheet of paper. There are six each 12… more

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Wooden Pallets

Published: September 29, 2015
Company: Matho Models

Thanks to Mathomodels for this sample.

This is a kit of two average sized wooden pallets used in transporting any number of products by way of some type of fork lift. They would be at home in a base camp, as debris in a modern setting, or in the bed of a truck. With some creative cutting of the parts, they could be displayed as broken or disassembled.

This small resin kit is… more

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M792 Gama Goat Ambulance

Published: February 2, 2015
Company: Tamiya

Thanks first to Tamiya USA for the review sample and to IPMS/USA for the chance to review this kit.

Background

The Gama Goat was produced by CONDEC for use by the US Army and Marines. It was based on a design by Roger Gamaunt who patented his Flex-Trac based on a 1957 Swiss design, the Meili Metrac. It was a 6X6 vehicle in two connected modules, the tractor unit and the cargo… more

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Point Pleasant 1774: Prelude to the American Revolution

Published: November 27, 2014
Book Author(s): John F Winkler; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
Company: Osprey Publishing

In the months before the Battle of Lexington and Concord, Pennsylvania and Virginia had disputing claims over the trans-Appalachian area that would become southern Ohio and Kentucky. This area had been ceded by the French at the end of the French and Indian War, aka the Seven Years War. Of course, the native people, the Shawnee, Mingo, and their allies including members of the Delaware, Miami… more

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Montcalm’s Crushing Blow - French and Indian Raids Along New York’s Oswego River 1756

Published: October 22, 2014
Book Author(s): René Chartrand; Illustrators: Peter Dennis Mark Stacey
Company: Osprey Publishing

Background

The French and Indian War as the Seven Years War is known in the United States has gotten short shrift. Having grown up in a bi-cultural setting, French-Canadian and American, this period was barely, if ever, mentioned. Even in my college years, there was little said of this war. Most of us are only familiar with this period through THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. PBS did do a… more

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MPCV Buffalo with Bar Armor

Published: September 13, 2014
Company: Bronco Models

Thanks to Dragon/Bronco and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this kit.

Background

The MPCV (Mine Protected Clearing Vehicle) Buffalo produced by Force Protection Inc. came out of the US’s experience in Kosovo. It is considered a Class III MRAP. It’s a 6X6 with a V shaped hull to protect the 6 man crew. When installed, the spall liner protects the crew from 7.62 mm… more

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MK I "Female" British Tank, Special Modification for the Gaza Strip

Published: June 19, 2014
Company: Master Box Ltd

Packaging

Master Box’s 1/72 Mk I “Female” British tank with Gaza Modifications comes in a heavy card stock box that opens at either end. Inside is a resalable plastic bag holding the four plastic sprues, one flexible rubbery sprue (tracks), and a small plastic envelope for the decal sheet. The plastic sprues have about 60 parts, but about a quarter of them are reserved for a… more

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Seal Team 6 Figure

Published: April 13, 2014
Company: Spades Models

First thanks to Spade Models for the sample and the excellent customer support they provided and to Dick and Dave for offering me the opportunity to review this kit.

Packing

The kit arrived in a generic looking corrugated cardboard box with the company name on it. Opening that revealed a full color kit specific box of glossy cardstock. There are three pictures of the… more