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New Jersey Photo Etch Set

Published: January 14, 2023
Company: Squadron

Loren Perry’s recent retirement and subsequent closing down of the Gold Medal Models photo etch line produced many long faces in the modeling world, particularly in the model shipbuilding community. For many of us, Gold Medal photo etch was, and is, the “gold standard” for ship detailing sets. When Squadron Hobbies purchased Gold Medal Models remaining stock, and announced resumed production… more

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IJMNS Yamato, Part 2

Published: December 17, 2022
Company: Gallery Models

Initial Construction

Now that I had the kit in hand, I had to once and for all decide into what time frame to build it. Most of the parts you need to build the ship at any point in her career are in the box, but much of the build will be determined by what point in time you choose to place the ship. I finally decided to depict Yamato during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October, 1944.… more

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IJMNS Yamato, Part 1

Published: July 2, 2022
Company: Gallery Models

The Ship

So much has been written about the battleship Yamato that anyone familiar with the Pacific War will know of the Japanese super battleship. Realizing that they could not compete one-on-one with the U.S.Navy, from the mid-1930s the Japanese shipbuilding philosophy was to build each of their new warships to be individually superior to any competing USN warship design.… more

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Tamiya Lacquer Paints

Published: March 2, 2022
Company: Tamiya

While Tamiya has long been a producer of acrylic model paints, they have recently entered the market of bottled solvent-based paints with a line of lacquer paints with the new “LP” prefix heading.  As of this writing, there are 80 listed “colors” of lacquer paints in the Tamiya catalog, but that total includes such items as Thinner, a Flat Base, 5 Clears plus a Clear Yellow, Clear Orange,… more

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US Combat Aircraft Colors Over Vietnam 1964-1975: vol.1 US Air Force

Published: November 1, 2021
Book Author(s): Jaroslaw Dobrozynski
Company: MMP Books

This first of a two volume set of US combat aircraft over Vietnam exemplifies the excellence that we’ve come to expect from Mushroom Models Publications White Series aircraft reference books. This heavily illustrated edition covers 14 of the most important fighter, bomber, attack and tactical reconnaissance aircraft flown by the US Air Force in southeast Asia. The second volume will cover Navy… more

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British Fighter Aircraft in World War I: Design, Construction, and Innovation

Published: May 20, 2021
Book Author(s): Mark C. Wilkins
Company: Casemate Publishers

In this follow up to his volume on German aircraft, author Mark Wilkins takes an in-depth look at the concepts, design, and construction of the fighters from five of Britain’s most prominent Great War aircraft manufacturers. This profusely illustrated book uses images taken from manufacturers’ drawings and plans, period photographs and advertisements as well as numerous images of museum and… more

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Pacific Profiles Volume 3: Allied Medium Bombers, Douglas A-20 Series - Southwest Pacific 1942-1944

Published: May 14, 2021
Book Author(s): Michael John Claringbould
Company: Avonmore Books

This third volume of Claringbould’s aircraft profiles, the first of Allied aircraft, highlights the Douglas A-20 Havoc (Boston to the Commonwealth forces). The A-20, and its stablemate the B-25, were the two-workhorse low level attack aircraft of the US Fifth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific.

At one time or another, the A-20 equipped three medium bomber groups in New Guinea - the 3rd… more

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Pacific Profiles Volume 3: Allied Medium Bombers, Douglas A-20 Series - Southwest Pacific 1942-1944

Published: May 2, 2021
Book Author(s): Michael John Claringbould
Company: Avonmore Books

This third volume of Claringbould’s aircraft profiles, the first of Allied aircraft, highlights the Douglas A-20 Havoc (Boston to the Commonwealth forces). The A-20, and its stablemate the B-25, were the two-workhorse low level attack aircraft of the US Fifth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific.

At one time or another, the A-20 equipped three medium bomber groups in New Guinea -… more

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Images of War - United States Marine Corps in the Korean War: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Published: April 27, 2021
Book Author(s): Michael Green
Company: Pen & Sword

This edition in the “Images of War” series offers an overview of the 1st Marine Division operations during the Korean War. The book provides a good description of how the Marines were integrated into missions under the overall command of the US Eighth Army and X Corps under theatre commander Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur (and later, Gen. Matthew Ridgway).

The limited text is arranged… more

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Pacific Adversaries Volume 3: Imperial Japanese Navy vs The Allies

Published: February 5, 2021
Book Author(s): Michael John Claringbould
Company: Avonmore Books

This is the third installment of Claringbould’s accounts of aerial combat between Japanese and Allied air forces. Volume 3 continues with accounts of Japanese Naval Air Force operations in the Solomons and New Guinea from 1942 to 1944 against Allied forces - USN, USAAF, Australian and New Zealand. Everything that I wrote previously about Vol. 2 applies here regarding the author’s approach to… more