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Ford GT40 Chassis

Ford GT40 Mk.II ’66, Part 2, Chassis

Published: September 12, 2022
Company: Meng Model

This Part 2 of the review of Meng’s GT40 Mk.II ’66 focuses on the chassis & suspension assembly of the Meng kit. Part 1 of the GT40 review included ‘What’s-In-The-Box’ and a comparison of the Meng kit to the… more

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Phoenix Scale Modelling, April 2022

Published: August 19, 2022
Company: Phoenix Scale Publications

Phoenix Scale Modelling, April 2022, is the third issue of a new modeling magazine printed in the UK. Phoenix also publishes Scale Aviation Modelling, which focuses on aircraft models, and several series of books on aircraft, including modelers guides. Scale Modeller is also available in a digital format. The magazines are currently available at 250 Barnes & Noble stores for $12.99 with… more

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Ford GT40 Mk.II ’66, Part 1

Published: September 10, 2021
Company: Meng Model

Ford GT40 Mk.II ‘66

Developed by the Ford Motor Company and Carroll Shelby to end the dominance of Ferrari in the preeminent 24 Hours of LeMans, the Ford GT40 Mk.II become an iconic American built race car. After failing to finish the race in 1965, the Ford GTs finished 1-2-3 in 1966 in a humiliating loss for Ferrari. As three GT40s took the lead in the final laps. Ford executives… more

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Jet Fighters of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps, Part 2: Mach 1 and Beyond - Digital Version

Published: March 4, 2021
Book Author(s): Bert Kinzey
Company: Detail & Scale, Inc.

This is a review of the digital version of the Details & Scale’s Jet Fighters of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps book which has been released concurrently with the hard copy that is reviewed… more

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Benz Patent-Motorwagen 1886 with Mrs. Benz & Sons

Published: February 3, 2021
Company: ICM

This kit is the second release in 2020 of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen 1886. This release includes three figures of Mrs. Benz and her two sons in addition to the Motorwagen vehicle. The vehicle was more

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The Final Archives of the Führerbunker

Published: January 26, 2021
Book Author(s): Paul Villatoux, Xavier Aiolfi
Company: Casemate UK

This book vividly describes life in Hitler’s Führerbunker below the German Reich’s Chancelleries as the Soviet Red Army closes in on Berlin at the end of WWII. Two French officers secretly entered the bunkers in November 1945 and gathered hundreds of documents that describe the living conditions and actions of the bunker’s inhabitants at the end of WWII. These documents form the basis for this… more

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Construction Yellow & Concrete Colors

Published: January 25, 2021
Company: Mission Models

This review looks at Mission Model Paints Farm Tractor Yellow (MMP-126), Hiway Yellow 1930/1990 Heavy Equipment (MMP-041), New Construction Yellow 1990 to Present (MMP-125), and Concrete 1 (MMP-127). This is a comparison of the paint colors to actual vehicles or materials. Check out my earlier review on the use and performance of MMP Paints.

Mission Models Paints are non-solvent base… more


U.S. Army Ambulances & Medical Vehicles in World War II

Published: December 21, 2020
Book Author(s): Didier Andres
Company: Casemate UK


This book covers the search for and the development of all types of ambulances, medic jeeps, medical trucks, and litter carriers used by the US Army during World War II. The book details many modifications made in-theater to vehicles, and other missions for medical vehicles including use by the American Red Cross and American Field Service.

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Sherman - The M4 Tank in World War II

Published: October 3, 2020
Book Author(s): Michel Estève
Company: Casemate UK

This awesome book Includes a vast amount of information with a very complete description of the Sherman tanks from the early M4s through the M4A6. The book is profusely illustrated with black & white and color photographs, color illustrations, charts, and diagrams. Modelers, historians, and those interested in tanks in general will find this book to be an invaluable enjoyable resource. The… more


Dunkirk Evacuation Operation Dynamo

Published: September 1, 2020
Book Author(s): John Grehan & Alexander Nicoll
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd

Dunkirk Evacuation Operation Dynamo is an excellent book that paints a vivid picture of the chaos and monumental evacuation efforts to save the British Army early in WWII. The book describes one of the most inspiring stories of World War II, the evacuation from Dunkirk, on a daily basis from Sunday, May 26, 1940 through Monday, June 3, 1940. Evacuation of Britain’s only army, the British… more