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F-15C Grim Reapers End of an Era

Published: January 16, 2023
Company: Twobobs Aviation Graphics

For those of us aircraft builders, Two Bobs Aviation Graphics is no stranger to the decal scene. Specializing in modern era planes of all types, they have supplied great decals for a long time now. This new set, “F-15 Grim Reapers- End of an Era” continues that tradition with a set dedicated to the 493rd Fighter Squadron located at RAF Lakenheath and known as the Grim Reapers. They are… more

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Ultra Micro Chisels- 2.0mm and 3.5mm

Published: January 16, 2023
Company: UMM-USA

UMM-USA is known for many things and one of them is tools. Tools specifically found or designed by owner John Vojtech. If you look at just the web page for the chisels, there are 26 different varieties or sets. You can find them here:

http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/index.php?cPath=21_224

The two we are… more

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SB2C Helldiver Landing Gear

Published: January 16, 2023
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

The 1/32nd scale modeling world was happily surprised when Infinity Models came out with two versions of the SB2C Helldiver. It is a huge model and there are resin after market sets for the bomb bay, wing folds, weapons plus photoetch. The kit can get very heavy, very quickly. The kit landing gear are simple albeit beefy plastic parts. What to do so your Helldiver isn't sitting on the ground… more

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Viper Pilots – Reimagined BSG Series

Published: January 16, 2023
Company: Cozmic Scale Models

Cozmic Scale Models from the UK specializes in SciFi Model kits and accessories. They have multiple figures, details and parts for everything from bases to crews to some full kits. This review is a 1/32 Battlestar Galactica series, the re-imagined version from 2004. These come in multiple poses and this one is standing holding his helmet in one hand.

The kit itself is a single piece… more

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Squadron F-18C Decals

Published: January 16, 2023
Company: Squadron

Squadron is back and in a big way. In this review, we’ll cover the four new decals listed below:

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Bf 108 Landing Gear

Published: January 16, 2023
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

When Eduard followed up with a 1/32nd scale version of their wonderful 1/48th scale Bf-108, modelers were excited to get a larger version of this plane and several versions have been issued. Looking at the kit, one thing noted is the scale thinness of the main landing gear legs. There is also the potential added weight of some photoetch and resin.

Scale Aircraft Conversions can give… more

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TG-16A USAF Glider

Published: January 16, 2023
Company: Brengun

Hauler Brengun has done great work with their aftermarket sets and kits. This latest one, the TG-16A is a cool choice. In 2011, the TG-16A was chosen by the US Air Force as the new soaring trainer for USAF Academy and also is the choice for their aerobatics team. The competition version is rated at +7/-5 G which is impressive for the thinness of the actual plane.

The kit comes with a… more

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Riveting Tools - 1/48th, 1/32nd and 1/24th Scales

Published: November 6, 2022
Company: UMM-USA

As an airplane builder, one of the necessary but boring parts for me is sanding smooth and then restoring panel lines and rivets. UMM-USA has the solution for the rivets with multiple sets. We will look at MN-006 (1/48th scale rivets), MN-021 (1/32nd scale rivets) and MN-049 (for 1/32nd and 1/24th scale rivets). Each riveter comes with a comfortable plastic handle with a wheel containing cuts… more

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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