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Aviation Modeling Techniques, The Greatest Guide

Published: January 3, 2012
Book Author(s): J.M. Villalba, Translated to English by Andres Perez
Company: Euro Modelismo - Accion Press

Review author’s note: I had difficulty finding this book on any US web site. It may be too new or only available in Europe. The MSRP is an approximation calculated from the MSRP in Euros with a W.A.G. factor added.

This book is the English translation of the original Spanish version. It is well translated but I did find several odd things which were easy enough to figure out.… more


Eagles of Mitsubishi - The Story of the Zero Fighter

Published: October 28, 2011
Book Author(s): Jiro Horikoshi
Company: University of Washington Press

Note: While this book has been out of print since approximately 1992 it can still be found at Amazon.com. A softcover was released in 1992, priced at $15.00. The original was published in Japan by Kobunsha Co., Ltd., in 1970.

While unpacking my book collection from 6-year old moving boxes, I came across a treasure trove of books long forgotten. “Eagles of Mitsubishi….” came… more

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Albatros D.V Flying Circus Decal Sheet

Published: March 28, 2011
Company: Wingnut Wings, Ltd

The boys from New Zealand have again moved forward with their line of World War I products. This time it is the release of a series of decals sheets intended for kits already on issue. These decal sheets are of the same quality as the kits from this manufacturer and are printed by Italian company, Cartograf. Cartograf is well known as a premier decal printer and these are no different. If you… more

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Spitfire Mk. VIII Interior S.A

Published: February 21, 2011
Company: Eduard

Editors note: This Eduard photoetch set is also contained in the recently reviewed Eduard Cat. #32679, also self adhesive. It is Fret Part 1 in the larger set.

Eduard Model Accessories has produced another fine set of photoetch parts to help complete your Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII. The set is for up-detailing the cockpit to a highly detailed replica of a Spitfire Mk. VIII… more

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Spitfire Mk. VIII Interior S.A. (self adhesive)

Published: February 20, 2011
Company: Eduard

Eduard Model Accessories has produced another fine set of photoetch parts to help complete your Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII. The set is for up-detailing the cockpit and you should need to add nothing more to make the cockpit area a highly accurate replica.

As an added bonus the parts in this set are prepainted and have an adhesive backing.

There are two frets, made from… more

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Spitfire Mk. VIII Seatbelts

Published: February 20, 2011
Company: Eduard

Well, then, now here’s a set of photoetch that I can really get into: pre-painted seatbelts with the straps, buckles, adjusters, and quick-releases. The set includes the lap belt and shoulder harness.

The quality of the workmanship by Eduard shows through on these and I am anxious to do my Tamiya Spitfire using them. By the way, this set appears to be identical (with the exception of… more

Bf 109F-4 Canopy Mask

Published: February 19, 2011
Company: Eduard

Masking to paint a kit canopy can be a pretty complex and time consuming thing. Not to mention possible (probable) paint bleed under the mask to mess-up the clear areas. Eduard has a solution for this in the form of a sheet of die-cut masks for specific aircraft. This set is for the Hasegawa 1/32 scale Bf 109F-4.

You get a small (1-7/8” x 2-5/8”) rectangle of a very thin, tough… more

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Parabellum LMG14 and Spandau LMG 08/15 WWI Machine Guns

Published: February 9, 2011
Company: Master Model

This review will be for two different sets of machined brass and photoetch fro Master Models. Aside from appearance differences between the guns they were meant to mimic, assembly would be pretty much the same.

Master Models makes some of the nicest brass machining and photoetch I have ever seen. When I combined their barrel set for the German LMG-14 Parabellum with the breech and… more


Building the Wingnut Wings Gotha G.IV

Published: January 31, 2011
Book Author(s): Ray Rimell & Harry Woodman
Company: Albatros Productions, Ltd.

For those of you interested in World War One aviation you are probably familiar with Windsock Worldwide, a publication of Albatros Publications, Ltd. out of the U.K. If you are a modeler of World War One aviation and not familiar then you might check them out at your soonest. In addition to their bi-monthly Windsock magazine, Windsock publishes “Data Files” dealing, in detail, with specific… more

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Air Modeller #32, October/November 2010

Published: January 25, 2011
Company: Air Modeller


  • Mig 29 9-13 Part One (editor: build article)
  • Marin [sic] B-26 B55 Marauder Part Two (editor: build article)
  • Marin [sic] B-26 Marauder (editor: history of this classic WWII bomber)
  • IPMS/USA Nationals (editor: captioned photo spread; no editorial content)
  • AVIA B-534 Cover Article… more