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Curtiss P-40, 1941-42 55th Pursuit Squadron, 20th Pursuit Group

Published: May 28, 2022
Company: Yellow-Wings Decals

Yellow Wings has dedicated itself to US markings during the period from 1930 to 1945 and makes decals specific to that time frame. Many do actually have the beautiful yellow wings from that time period also! This release covers the Curtiss P-40 and specifically between 1941 and 1942 for the 20th Pursuit Group and the commanders aircraft in 1/32nd scale. Markings are included for three aircraft… more

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F/A-18E Super Hornet

Published: May 27, 2022
Company: Hobby Boss

Hobby Boss latest Hornet release is the F/A-18 E Single Seat Super Hornet. Looking inside the box, the kit comes on 16 nicely molded grey sprues, 2 clear sprues, a small photoetch sheet, three sheets of decals and a full set of instructions. All total, there are 520 parts plus a piece of vinyl tubing. Options include:

  • Boarding ladder included
  • Complete intake trunk… more


F-4B Phantom Metal Landing Gear

Published: December 26, 2021
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

One of SAC’s (Scale Aircraft Conversions) latest gear is set 48402 for the wonderful Tamiya F-4B in 1/48th scale. The set has wonderfully cast metal parts to replace all the gear struts, retractions cylinders and other parts. They are drop in replacements and was I ever glad to get them for review and here’s why. I recently moved for work including 400 built models. During the move, my F-4B… more


Into the Iron Triangle

Published: December 26, 2021
Book Author(s): Arrigo Velicogna
Company: Helion & Company

The Vietnam War, in my opinion, is not covered as well as many other conflicts both in the written word and in some cases modeling too. Arrigo Velicogna covers one of the parts of the war not talked about frequently and that is Operation Attleboro. This operation was not well detailed until recently and as late as 2018, it was poorly covered. The time frame involved is November 2, 1966 through… more


Detail-up Parts: McLaren MP4/2C ’86 Portuguese GP

Published: July 23, 2021
Company: Platz

An available set for the Platz/NuNu McLaren MP4/2C is part Ne00001 and is made for kit PN20000. Included in the set are:

  • Four decal sheets covering carbon fiber additions
  • One decal sheet with lettering
  • One decal sheet for additional coloring for the car in orange and yellow
  • Two photoetch sheets with many extra parts
  • One stencil and metal… more

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McLaren MP4/2C ’86 Portuguese GP

Published: July 23, 2021
Company: Platz

A little background about the car the kit represents:

It was the MP4/2C that McLaren introduced to the 1986 F1 Grand Prix. The McLaren MP4/2 was designed by John Barnard for the 1984 season. The McLaren MP4/2C was the updated version powered by a TAG-Porsche 1.5 litre V6 twin turbo engine with carbon monocoque chassis. A. Prost and K. Rosberg were the drivers. Rosberg ran a one-off… more


A-10A/C Brrrrrt…to the Future

Published: July 23, 2021
Company: Twobobs Aviation Graphics

TwoBobs has been producing decals for modern planes for a long time and has tons of superb decal sheets available. Several of the latest sheets deal with the 1/48th scale A-10 Warthog and this sheet, 48274 is titled, “A-10A/C Brrrrt to the Future”, and provides markings for three A-10’s- two A versions and one C version. The markings cover:

  • A-10A 80-0221 in special… more


Leopard 2 - NATO’s First Line of Defense, 1979-2020

Published: July 12, 2021
Book Author(s): David Grummitt
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd

Tankcraft is series of books from Pen and Sword covering specific vehicles in a concise format and also covering the models associated with that specific vehicle also. This latest volume covers the Leopard 2 and notes that it’s NATO’s first line of defense and covers the years 1979-2020.

The table of contents gives a good look at the way the book is laid out:

  • German Tank… more

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Audi R8 LMS GT3 2 in 1

Published: July 7, 2021
Company: Platz

Platz and NuNu have partnered to release a series of automotive subjects and accessory packs to build up some neat cars. In this case, it is the Audi R8 LMS GT3 which is a beautiful vehicle. It is a mid-mounted V10 engine sports car, and the GT3 version has been delivered to many racing teams around the world and is very active in endurance races and GT races. This model, in 1/24thmore


F-4B Phantom, Part 2

Published: June 8, 2021
Company: Tamiya America

To start part 2, I started with the unique horizontal stabilizers. These are molded in a single piece (check out part one for a picture. This slots into the bottom of the fuselage with a rubber grommet and the two moving parts are actually separate allowing the entire thing to be posed. The fit is so good; I assembled the parts and left them off until later to ease painting.

I… more