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StuG.III Ausf.G, Part 2

Published: May 5, 2022
Company: MRC

Introduction

The Sturmgeschutz III was the second most produced German armored combat vehicle after the Sd. Kfz 251 halftrack. It was the most produced fully tracked armored vehicle. It was built on a modified Panzer III chassis replacing the turret with an armored fixed superstructure mounting a more powerful gun. Initially intended as a mobile assault gun for direct fire support… more

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StuG.III Ausf.G, Part 1

Published: May 1, 2022
Company: Gallery Models

Opening the Box

Wow was it Christmas or what? This is a smaller armored vehicle in the big picture of things, but there is no doubt it is a big kit, and it is stuffed with sprues. The box is 22” by 13 ¾” by 5 5/8 “. Nope it is not going to fit in the mailbox. There is a single hull piece with 141 sprues (95 of which are the 190 Track blocks in a separate bag bundled in the hull along… more

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IDF M60A1 Magach 6b

Published: June 24, 2021
Company: AFV Club

Intro

The IDF M60A1 Magach6b by AFV Club is another one of their M60 series of vehicles including the M60A1, M60A3, M60A2Early& Late version and the M728 CEV as well as several foreign subjects based on the M60 series of tanks. The M60A1 Magach 6b is the version of the Magach 6 that was upgraded with Explosive Reactive Armor tiles. This kit includes sprues from the common… more

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M60A2 Early Type AF35238

Published: July 11, 2020
Company: AFV Club

Intro

The M60A2 early type by AFV Club is another one of their M60 series of vehicles including the M60A1, M60A3, M60A2Early and later and the M728 CEV as well as several Foreign subjects based on the M60 series of tanks. The M60A2 early includes sprues from the common components of the hull and turret and running gear. M60A2 specific components are included to model the right… more

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North American P-51D Mustang

Published: July 4, 2019
Company: Airfix

This is one of The New Airfix 1:48 scale Releases on the Heels of their 1/72 scale release. Compared to Legacy Airfix, this kit is cleanly molded with great detail and amazing fit. There are some different Approaches to the moldings and how the kit fits together I will highlight those in the Review. Some will complain about the panel lines. But that is opinion and they can be filled and sanded… more

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M109A3/M185A3 Shop Van

Published: April 1, 2018
Company: AFV Club

Intro

AFV Club released this kit in the fall of last year. This is a variant of their M35x series of 2.5-ton trucks of which the M49A2c 1200 Gallon Fuel truck and the venerable M35A2/3 “Deuce and a half” truck were released.

Background

The M35 series of vehicles were derived from the classic CCKW truck from WWII. The CCKW vehicles were ubiquitous and were given… more

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IDF Magach 3 w/ERA

Published: November 12, 2017
Company: Dragon Models

Intro

This kit was introduced in February of 2017. It is a follow-on to Dragon releases of the Magach 1 and 2 and 3. It is listed under the 6 Day war series. The kit includes the newer parts to add the ERA tiles but also includes the earlier parts to build the earlier Magach versions. Parts like the 90mm gun, back deck and grill doors and mantlet. Research should be done to identify… more

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T14 Armata - Object 148

Published: September 6, 2017
Company: Panda Hobby

Intro

Panda released this kit late last year and it competes with the Takom and Zvesda Armata Kits. The kit is molded in medium green plastic and the track components are molded in a dark tan plastic. There is one sprue of clear parts, a PE fret and decals. With a length of tow cable.

Background

The T14 Armata is Russia’s latest Main Battle Tank that first appeared… more

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Befehls Panther Ausf. G

Published: May 31, 2017
Company: Dragon Models

Dragon has recently released the Befehls (Command) version of the Panther Aufs. G. This kit is a fairly extensively equipped with many parts trees, clear, photoetch, and wire cables. Though externally identifiable at distance as a Panther, there are subtle details closeup that identify this as a special version of the venerable combat variant. Germany has a history of command versions of many… more

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German Panzer I: A Visual History of the German Army’s WWII Early Light Tank

Published: March 25, 2016
Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: Ampersand Publishing

Ampersand’s latest book continues to expand on their Visual History format follows the same look as David Doyle’s “USS California”. Ampersand got their start in 1993 when Pat Stansell distributed a free issue of Military Miniatures in Review at the IPMS Nationals in Atlanta. Ampersand joined forces with HobbyLink Japan in 2008, and have continued to expand their military AFV… more