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Sd.Kfz 6/1 Mittlerer ZugKraftwagen 5t (BN9b) Artillery Version

Published: September 15, 2012
Company: Bronco Models

Packed in a sturdy, well illustrated box, the kit consists of 28 sprues of dark grey plastic, 1 clear sprue, and 2 photo-etched frets, one of which consists of the weld seam inserts for the spare jerry cans. Also included are 5 each of three slightly different back packs, a covered and folded windshield, one folded-down top, and one full closed top with a clear rear window. Decals include pre-… more

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Neubau-Fahrzeug Nr. 3-5

Published: November 9, 2011
Company: Dragon Models

The kit consists of over 400 parts on 15 sprues (7 containing individual track links), 1 upper hull, 1 small photo-etched fret, and 1 sprue of clear parts. The instructions are the exploded view type, with part numbers and sprue letters called out, consisting of 15 assembly steps on a single, multi-fold sheet. Painting details are shown throughout.

Despite the number of track links to… more

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Sd.Kfz. 6/2 3.7cm FlaK37 auf Selbstfahrlafette

Published: September 24, 2011
Company: Trumpeter

Initially designed as a medium artillery towing vehicle, the Bussing-NAG Sd. Kfz 6 was eventually converted to carry the 37mm FlaK37, providing the base vehicle for mounting captured Russian 76.2mm anti-tank guns, as well as rotary snow plows. The 37mm-armed version, known as Sd. Kfz 6/2, proved more successful, providing army anti-aircraft units with mobile, though unprotected, protection… more

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"Supplies, at last!", German soldiers, 1944-45

Published: August 15, 2011
Company: Master Box Ltd

This set consists of 44 parts on one sprue of medium tan plastic. Parts are included for 2 figures, plus personal weapons and gear, and extra canteens and mess kits. Also, there is a “double” loaf of bread, and a large, insulated food container. One figure is dressed in a greatcoat, the other is wearing the reversible button-down parka. A choice of soft cap or helmet is provided for the… more

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Russian Tank Destroyer SU-100 w/Weathering Master Set

Published: August 15, 2011
Company: Tamiya

This kit is an acknowledged reissue of a kit first issued in 1966. In those days, for you youngsters out there, the big thing was motorized kits, especially armor. Accuracy was not terribly important, as long as it looked cool squeaking its way across the carpet. Usually black, the rubber tracks were stretched around the running gear and off it went. This kit is that kit, minus the stamped… more

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OT-34 Mod. 1943 (No. 112 factory)

Published: August 10, 2011
Company: Dragon Models

Few weapons on the battlefield can instill fear and panic more readily than the fire-spewing armored flame thrower, especially in the form of a main battle tank. Germany, Britain, and the United States all used this fearsome weapon, and Soviet Russia was no exception. Very useful for breaking trench lines and reducing bunkers and machine gun nests, the OT-34 was used in several variants… more

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Published: April 20, 2011
Company: Moebius Models

Cleanly cast in pinkish-tan styrene the kit consists of 16 pieces, including 2 sets of arms and 2 sets of legs, a base textured in wood grain and cobblestone, and an ornamental bat. The fit is fairly good, and the parts snap together firmly, leaving the arms free to move if desired. I glued everything solidly together for this review.

After everything had cured, I filed, filled and… more

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15-cm Sturm-Infanteriegeschutz 33 Ausf. Pz. III

Published: January 20, 2011
Company: Dragon Models

Editor's note: This kit is from Dragon's Cyber-Hobby line

As the battle for Stalingrad bogged down into house-by-house combat, a desperate need was seen for a large caliber gun, under armor protection, capable of destroying a building with just a few shots. The 15-cm heavy infantry howitzer was installed in an armored box-like enclosure mounted on converted Panzer III chassis.… more

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German Krupp 12.8 cm K 44 L/55 High Velocity Anti-Tank Gun

Published: November 4, 2010
Company: Great Wall Hobby

Brief History

The 12.8 cm PaK (Panzerabwehrkanone) 44 was the largest caliber German anti-tank gun fielded by her armies during World War II. It was designed as a final response to the escalating armor/anti-armor spiral which continued right through the end of the war, and afterward. Experiences with Russian 122-mm guns and the heavy armor of the KV and IS tanks had shown that even… more

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BA-64B Soviet Armored Car with Crew

Published: October 13, 2010
Company: MiniArt

Based on the chassis of the ubiquitous GAZ Soviet “jeep”, the BA-64 served in various incarnations throughout most of World War II. Used primarily for scouting and liaison work, the two-man vehicle was robust and durable, if lacking somewhat in creature comforts. It soldiered on after the war, being supplied to various Warsaw Pact countries during the early stages of the Cold War.

This… more