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USN Mk. XIII Torpedo

Published: September 10, 2022
Company: Brengun

The US Navy’s most common aerial torpedo used in WWII was the first purpose built torpedo for use in aircraft (but they were also used on PT boats. Brengun’s kit comes with twelve photoetch parts and three resin parts. The kit comes with two options- the early configuration which is a standard looking torpedo and was used from 1935 until 1942. The second option was a later configuration with… more

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US GP 100lb AN-M30A1 Bombs (6pcs)

Published: September 10, 2022
Company: Brengun

Brengun continues to release wonderful aftermarket add-ons to enhance 1/48th scale planes. In this set, there are six complete AN-M31A1 100 lb bombs which were used by fighters, bombers, or attack aircraft. They were in use for a long period of time and covered WWII to Korea and further.

Inside the package are six perfectly cast bomb bodies in Brengun’s dark gray resin. Simply cut from… more

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MKXVII Depth Charge Mk 54

Published: September 9, 2022
Company: Brengun

Brengun adds to its catalog with Attack Hobbies re-release of the Mk XVII depth charge in 1/48th scale. The set contains the parts to make and mark two depth charges along with the pylon for mounting. Inside the set, you will find two well-cast depth bomb bodies and nose fuse stalks in gray resin, a photoetch sheet containing the parts to make two pylons, the fuses for the bomb, and a small… more

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USS Gato SS-212, 1941

Published: September 1, 2022
Company: Hobby Boss

Hobby Boss has issued many 1/350 submarines from modern day to WWII. This offering continues the WWII kits with a 1941 version of a Gato class submarine successor, the Balao class, and the submarine that carried much of the burden of the submarine war in the Pacific.

This offering is the lead class in this series as the USS Gato, SS-212 from 1941. The kit includes three sprues, a stand… more

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Tiger I, Early Production, Eastern Front

Published: September 1, 2022
Company: Tamiya

German armor of WWII has had, to say the least, a lot written about with many, many models coming out to support the literature. Tamiya continues to release wonderful 1/48th scale kits of German armor and the latest is a Tiger I from Early Production for the Eastern front. Inside the box, you will find a new bottom hull from another kit and decals for 2 Eastern front Tiger’s:

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Grumman EA-6B Prowler - Flying with the US Navy and Marines Corps

Published: September 1, 2022
Book Author(s): Dave Chang
Company: HMH Publications

Duke Hawkins books from HMH Publications are a series of, currently, twenty-three different books on various aircraft. They feature superb photography and detail with hundreds of color photos on great semigloss heavy paper. This volume, number 21, covers the EA-6B Prowler in 140 pages and over 320 photos.

Rather than have a standard table of contents like many books, these dive right… more

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Color and Markings of the F-14 Tomcat- Part 3: Prototypes, Test, Evaluation and Adversary Aircraft

Published: August 31, 2022
Book Author(s): Bert Kinzey and Rock Roszak
Company: Detail & Scale, Inc.

Detail and Scale has been a cornerstone reference for modelers for decades covering all types of aircraft in great detail. The Color & Markings series does just that, cover the color and markings of a specific set of planes in great detail with superb pictures and detailed test. This book, Part 3, written by Bert Kinzey and Rock Roszak, covers the F-14 Tomcat prototypes, test, evaluation… more

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Phoenix Aviation Modeling July 2022

Published: August 20, 2022
Company: Phoenix Scale Publications

Phoenix Scale Publications came to be at Scale Model World in 2021and was formed by a veteran group of aviation and scale modeling talents.  They have come out with a series of books on specific planes and also what is being reviewed here, a wonderful monthly magazine, Phoenix Aviation Modelling, which is available as individual choices from their web site, or even better a subscription. The… more

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Ukrainian Albatrosses: L-39C/M/M1 Albatros, Ukrainian Air Forces

Published: June 7, 2022
Company: Foxbot

For those that have never heard of FOXBOT, they are a decal and mask manufacturer from the Ukraine and have a series of decals and masks in scales from 1/32 down to 1/144. They specialize in planes from their region such as MiG and Sukhoi but they do have markings for other planes such as B-25 and P-38’s and more. Needless to say, this company could use some support at this time. The set… more

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Ukrainian Foxbats: MiG-25RB

Published: June 7, 2022
Company: Foxbot

For those that have never heard of FOXBOT, they are a decal and mask manufacturer from the Ukraine and have a series of decals and masks in scales from 1/32 down to 1/144. They specialize in planes from their region such as MiG and Sukhoi but they do have markings for other planes such as B-25 and P-38’s. Needless to say, this company could use some support at this time. The set includes… more