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Southeast Asia Intruders (2) USN A-6a, A6-B & KA-6D Intruders in the Vietnam War Decals

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Company: AOA Decals

Summary

This updated 1/48 decal sheet supersedes 48-006 and now includes additional options from 32-023 (VA-65) and 32-027 (VA-75). Five Navy squadrons are covered with multiple options for each squadron.

New full airframe data/stencils provided for one aircraft; however, additional data/stencil sheets are also available to purchase separately, see 48-023.

Decals also… more

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G7101 in German Service with Infantry

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Company: ICM

Summary

This is a re-boxing of the earlier G7107 1½-ton truck. That kit was reviewed in December 2021 by Mr. Phillip Cavender. I used Mr. Cavender’s review as a “heads-up” for any issues. From reading his review ICM has changed the assembly sequence with this re-boxing. Mr. Cavender noted that the engine is assembled in steps 20-28 after the axles are attached to the frame (steps 16-… more

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Freightliner Heavy Dump Truck

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Company: Italeri

Summary

This kit represents a vehicle from the 1970’s-1980’s era as the dump body doesn’t have a rear door and lacks a debris/dust tarp. Today vehicles like this are only seen in use in quarries and not on the road. If one were to include a rear door could easily be scratch-built from styrene sheet and strip and debris/dust tarp made from styrene rod and Kleenex for a tarp.

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Structure/Infrastructure: Brick Paint Set

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Company: Tru-Color Paint

About Tru-Color Paint

Tru-color paint was formed by Rick Galazzo and Scott Cohen in 2008 in Phoenix, AZ.

Tru-color paints are a solvent based paint. For those modelers out there who are also model railroaders, Tru-color is a reformulation of the old Accupaint formulation, modified to flow better and give a more glossy appearance after drying.

There is currently over… more

Package

Acrylic Paint: Fire Trucks

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Company: ICM

About ICM Paints

Water-based acrylic paints by ICM. Paints are prepared for brush, for airbrush dilute it with water or ICM Thinner. The range includes 77 base colors, but colors can be mixed with each other to easily achieve a desired shade. The paint is stable after drying. A wide assortment of paint sets are also available.

The Set

ICM acrylic paint set “Item… more

Package

AR-2 (43105) Special Fire Hose Truck

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Company: ICM

Summary

The kit is an extremely well detailed version of the civilian AR-2 (43105) 6x6 in service as a special fire hose truck. The model has a complete chassis with a full engine, a well detailed cab, and a fire hose box with outstanding exterior detail. The fire hose box itself is empty. So if one wanted to display the doors open an interior would need to be fabricated.

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German Sd.Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther Ausf. G1

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Company: Academy Models

Summary

The kit builds up into a nice replica of the Jagdpanther Ausf G1. And while it has some odd points the overall look is spot on. The model is well detailed, but one must watch for option call-outs for the different vehicles. The parts layout and build sequence is simple and straight forward.

Background

The Jagdpanther G-1 was a dedicated tank destroyer based… more

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U.S. Army Diamond T Vehicles in World War II

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Book Author(s): Didier Andres
Company: Casemate Publishers

Background

This Casemate Illustrated Special Series is the sixth issue in the series. Other books cover ambulances and medical vehicles of WWII, Chevrolet Trucks of WWII, U.S. Army vehicle markings 1944, and U.S. Army Signal Corps vehicles 1941-45.

From Review Insert

Between 1940 and 1945, Diamond T Motor Car Company supplied just over 50,000 vehicles to the US… more

Cover

Airmark In Profile & In Scale; Modellers Airguide #3, Lockheed S-3 Viking

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Book Author(s): Andy Evans
Company: Phoenix Scale Publications

Background

Phoenix Publications is a partnership of four people whose combined experience equals over 100 years working in both the aviation and modelling press. After so many years working for others, we have come together as equal partners in this new venture, with each partner bringing their own unique talents.

This Modellers Airguide is the third issue in a current set of… more

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SPAD XIII c1 WWI French Fighter

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Company: Roden

Summary

Let me start by sending sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Valery Grygorenko the illustrator for Roden Models. I learned through my local hobby shop that he was killed in the ongoing war in Ukraine

Like most Great War fighters this is a relatively uncomplicated kit. There are some issues that one needs to be careful with during construction, but nothing… more