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F-105 Scale Plans

Published: March 28, 2022
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas
Company: MMP Books

In the Book

There are no chapters in this book. It’s contents are only 3 view drawings of the F-105 in 1/72 scale. Depicted in the drawings are the

  • F-105D-10-RE
  • F-105D-31-RE
  • F-105F
  • F-105G

The first set of drawings also include all the fuselage formers AA through GG.

Given that the book is only 3 view drawings and has… more

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Scale Model Details - Sherman Set #16

Published: March 28, 2022
Company: Value Gear

Value Gear is known as a supplier of high-quality detail parts for armor kits as well as other subjects. Their accessories add to the detailed interest of any armor kit.

All the parts in this kit are resin and have an amazing amount of detail in them.

These accessory items are directed to the M-4 Sherman Easy 8 tank. I say items “directed to” because there are several armor… more

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Battle of Peleliu 1944

Published: January 17, 2022
Book Author(s): Jim Moran
Company: Frontline Books

About the Author

Jim Moran has been a student of the history on the United States Marine Corps, amassing a huge collection over the past forty years. He has assisted Hollywood productions on uniform and equipment details for Flags of Our Fathers, The Pacific (HBO miniseries) and Windtalkers. Jim is as associate member of the Second Marine Division Association, UDS Marine Raider… more

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F-84F Thunderstreak/RF-84F Thunderflash

Published: January 16, 2022
Book Author(s): Federico Anselmino
Company: Aviation Collectibles

Aviation Collectables is a company based in Italy that has several books on aircraft printed in Italian and English. The books contain several color and black and white high definition photos.

This book covers the F-84F and the RF-84F in the Italian Aviation Series. The book starts out with picture of US Air Force F-84 and RF-84 jets then transitions in what the Italian Air Force used… more


Acrylic and Enamel Washes

Published: December 14, 2021
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

This is a downloadable user guide from AMMO, it is in pdf format and very interesting to look at. The guide can be found in the Downloads section at the top of the AMMO website.

There are ten pages to the guide and is designed to get a familiarization on the use of both Acrylic and Enamel washes.

The first part of the guide talks about what a wash is and what it is used for… more

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Fuel Drums

Published: October 4, 2021
Company: Hauler

Hauler is known as a supplier of high-quality detail parts for aircraft, as well as other subjects. Once painted the fuel barrels provide a very nice addition to any diorama.

Package Contents

2 sets of resin containing the fuel barrels, with each set containing 6 barrels.


The barrels are molded in resin and there are no instructions contained or… more


Pictorial History of the Third Armored Division in World War Two

Published: August 2, 2021
Book Author(s): Darren Neely
Company: Pen & Sword

The Author

Darren Neely is the author of several photo survey books on WW2 subjects including Panzer wrecks 21: German Armor and the forthcoming Operation Nordwind in the Images of War series.


The book is divided into four unnamed chapters covering the 3rd at the invasion of Normandy until the end of the war.

In the Book

The book is… more

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PBY-5A Catalina

Published: February 26, 2021
Company: Atlantis Model Company


Atlantis Models has released a PBY-5A Catalina in 1/104 scale. This was originally a classic Monogram kit, which debuted in 1955. On the older model there was some issues reported with parts alignment, I found none of that with this kit.

In the Box

  • Instructions
    • There is a one-page instruction sheet. Illustrations for the parts and their… more

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M4A2 Sherman U.S. Marine Corps

Published: December 13, 2020
Company: Italeri


This kit is a rerelease from an older one by Italeri. What has changed is the decal sheet. The kit is an easy build in one of four different versions, and I have chosen to model the Marine Corps Pelielu Island from August 1944.

In the Box

The contents of the kit are on five olive green styrene sprues. Also included in the box are a set of rubber tracks, a… more


How To Paint Bare Metal

Published: December 13, 2020
Book Author(s): MIG Jimenez
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez


This How To Paint Bare Metal is a magazine from the AMMO company in the solution book series that details the products and techniques using the AMMO products to produce a jet model with a metal finish.


The first section of the magazine talks about all the Mig products and their applications to finish the model highlighted. Then the… more