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Detail-Up Parts Series for 1/48th F-14 Tomcat

Published: October 4, 2021
Company: Tamiya America

Tamiya’s Product Description

“This Detail-Up set can be used for Item 61114, 61118, and 61122. The set is very useful to give more detail to your model Tamiya F-14 model kits

  • A stainless-steel alpha probe on the radome facilitates further rigidity and realism. (2pcs. included)
  • Photo-etched parts are included to depict seatbelts and rear-… more

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Tamiya F-14A (Late Model)

Published: September 29, 2021
Company: Tamiya USA

Tamiya’s Description

This model kit recreates the Grumman F-14A Tomcat. The F-14A Tomcat U.S. Navy Fighter is famous for being the first mass-production and the most-produced model among the F-14 series.  This kit realistically depicts the F-14A Tomcat (Late Model) - in service from the late 1980s to the early 2000s- with wings featuring separate flaps and slats.  The kit includes… more

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Hetzer Jagdpanzer 38 Tank Destroyer: German Army and Waffen-SS Western Front, 1944-1945

Published: September 9, 2021
Book Author(s): Dennis Oliver
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd

Overview from Publisher

By 1944 the German army was on the defensive on all fronts and Allied bombing was putting increasing pressure on the nation's industrial output. Since the earliest days of the war the Germans had experimented with mounting anti-tank weapons on obsolete chassis and one of the most successful of these would prove to be the Jagdpanzer 38, more often referred… more

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HUMVEE American Multi-purpose Support Truck

Published: July 12, 2021
Book Author(s): Ben Skipper
Company: Pen & Sword

Contents

  • Introduction - 1
  • Design & Development - 3
  • Humvee in Detail - 19
  • In Service & In Action - 25
  • Humvee Variants - 29
  • Camouflage & Markings - 33
  • Model Showcase - 41
  • Modelling Products - 53

This is my second review of one of the Land Craft series books (the prior one covering… more

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Land Rover – Military Versions of the British 4X4

Published: April 19, 2021
Book Author(s): Ben Skipper
Company: Pen & Sword

Publishers Notes

“After the Second World War many American military vehicles become surplus stock and soon found their way into the hands of farmers and land owners across Great Britain. The subsequent heavy use and the real possibility of difficulties obtaining spares led Maurice Wilks, the Rover Car Company Chief Engineer, to design and build a replacement.”

Table of… more

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Desert Storm – Volume 2 - Operation Desert Storm and the Coalition Liberation of Kuwait 1991

Published: April 19, 2021
Book Author(s): E. R. Hooton & Tom Cooper
Company: Helion & Company

From the publisher’s notes on this book: “Early in the morning of 2 August 1990, aircraft of the Iraqi Air Force bombed Kuwaiti air bases, and then the Iraqi Republican Guards stormed into the country. Thus, began what would be called the ‘Gulf War’ – or the ‘II Gulf War’ or ‘II Persian Gulf War’ – fought between January and March 1991.

Although encountering some problems, the… more

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3cm Flakvierling 103/38

Published: April 16, 2021
Company: Das Werk Scale Models

This Kit

The kit’s guns are described as “The Mk 103/38 was a late-war, four-gun installation of the Mk 103 3cm gun from Rheinmetall Borsig. The Mk 103 was an electrically fired, recoil and gas-operated automatic cannon designed to be used as a dual-purpose weapon against air and ground targets.

The Mk 103 had a rate of fire of 280 rounds per minute using high… more

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MaxxPro Dash with SPARK II Mine Roller

Published: February 3, 2021
Company: Panda Hobby

This is a reissue of the earlier MaxxPro kit issued two years ago, with the addition of Spark II mine roller parts. The ‘User Manual’ is twenty pages containing a map of the kit’s parts outlining 22 steps, a color four-view for one vehicle and no color suggestions or paint chart, though the four-view indicates that Gunze Sanyo Mr. Color were used in constructing the model.

This kit… more

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Dio Drybrush Paints, Light Grey & Panzer Grey

Published: November 12, 2020
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

Painting

I asked for the opportunity to try this new product from the imaginative modeling studios of Mig Jimenez. As many modelers realize, Mr. Jimenez has a vast collection of modeling paints and primers. However, with these new Dio Drybrush paints, he has unleashed a great new line of special effects into the world of dry brushing. This new line comes in a variety of 27 paint… more

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ROC TIFV CM-34 "Clouded Leopard"

Published: November 4, 2020
Company: AFV Club

History

The name ‘clouded leopard’ is taken from a beautiful medium-sized wild cat that is found throughout much of Southeastern Asia and pictured below to satisfy your animal interest for this beautiful cat.

This kit is a Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle (TIFV) and appears to closely resemble the Stryker vehicles I have seen at Ft. Lewis. That’s where the apparent similarity… more