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F-4E/G Landing Gear Set

Company: Detail & Wonder

This is not my first review of a Detail & Wonder after-market landing gear set. And, as previously noted, this landing gear ‘Upgrade Set’ continues to set a very high bar in terms of both accuracy, price, and overall quality.Thanks for taking a few minutes to read these notes.

I am attaching several color scans to illustrate the first three pages of the instructions. Hopefully, aside… more

Operation Dragoon and Beyond

Operation 'Dragoon' and Beyond

Book Author(s): Jean Paul Pallud

Company: Pen & Sword

Hope you understand if this review contains some insight into the After The Battle standard presentations. These books, of which there are now over 86 issues (and this number does not count the WWI, Military, Aviation, Maritime or Ancient History books), take a photographic trip through the battles or campaigns named (e.g. Arnhem, Bastogne, Omaha Beach). These publications take great pains to… more

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M8A1 Landing Mat

Company: ICM

To quickly build temporary runways, US engineering services built various options for the airfield. Aerodrome steel plates were M8A1 used in the Vietnam War in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s and were installed by engineering units of the US Army.Plates were connected to each other either staggered or in a row and allowed to build either separate small sites or… more

DW Phantom II Upgrade Set

F-4B Phantom II Landing Gear Upgrade Set and F-4B/C/D Exhaust Nozzles Upgrade Set

Company: Warspite Model Company

3D basics: I really fell down the rabbit hole in this respect and very quickly found a whole bunch of information about the ‘art’ of 3D printing and other basics. While I can’t say I’ve mastered anything, I suggest that you consider these URLs as a jumping off point: Tom's 3D for basic information,… more


P-47 Thunderbolt Masking Set

Company: Hawaiian Air Depot

Please note: this is a companion review for the Hawaiian Air Depot masks; here is the review for the MiniArt P-47D.



P-47D-25RE Thunderbolt - Advanced Kit

Company: MiniArt

A Very Brief History the P-47

A great deal of information and data is readily available online about the legendary P-47, often referred to as ‘Juggernaut’ or just the ‘Jug.’ The thousands of women and men working around the United States produced over 15,683 P-47s with the P-47s accounting for over astounding 7,000 enemy aircraft losses,86,000 railway cars, 9,000 locomotives, 6,000… more


Krankenpanzerwagen Sd.Kfz. 251/8 Ausf. A WW II German Ambulance

Company: ICM

A Very Brief History the Krankenpanzerwagen

The Krankenpanzerwagen is another lesser-known version of the Sd.Kfz. 251 and as such a lightly armored semi-tracked vehicle—in plain English, it’s an ambulance.

From the manufacturer’s webpage, this is how ICM describes this vehicle:

Sd.Kfz.251/8 Ausf.A WWII German Ambulance

The Sd.Kfz.251 semi-tracked armored… more

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F4U1A/2 Corsair

Company: Magic Factory

Overall Evaluation

Move over, there’s a new sheriff in town’ – at least as quarter scale Corsairs are concerned. As I have built this F4U-2 kit, I am overjoyed with the kit’s attention to details and overall accuracy. As I previously said: Almost any way you slice it, this is a beautiful kit! And, for the price, you receive two beautiful Corsair kits. These kits are highly… more

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WWII Military Patrol

Company: ICM

From the kit manufacturers web site description:

WWII US Military Patrol

(G7107 with MG M1919A4)

At the end of 1941, the United States of America was already a well-deserved world leader in the production of various automotive equipment. This was facilitated by the most powerful production base in the world. During the Second World War,… more

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F-4G Phantom II

Company: Meng Model

A Very Brief History the F-4G

As usual, I look to Wikipedia for some insight into the operation of Wild Weasels (as well as the entire F-4 family of aircraft), at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_F-4_Phantom_II

On 15 August 1990, 24 F-4G Wild Weasel Vs and… more