IPMS Number
42218

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Product

Wooden Wine Crates

Published: October 22, 2021
Company: Monroe Purdue Studios

Perusing the website of Monroe Purdue Studios (MPS), out of Simi Valley CA, will uncover a variety of unusual modeling products, including a growing set of very affordable laser-cut wood sets, among a lot of other interesting items. Visiting their booth at the 2021 Las Vegas IPMS Nationals, I looked at a dozen or so build-ups in various stages of completion, demonstrating the uniqueness of… more

Box Art and Product

German AFV WWII Paint Set

Published: September 10, 2021
Company: ICM

Prolific Ukraine-based ICM has apparently set its sights on the competitive acrylic paint market. First out of the gate is nicely packaged six-bottle paint set specifically catered to their new 1/35th scale release of a German Marder I based on the French FCM 36 chassis (… more

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German Marder I on an FCM 36 Base

Published: September 9, 2021
Company: ICM

Prolific ICM is back again with another new offering – this time it is in the form of a re-purposed, French FCM 36-based Tank Destroyer, designated the Marder I. This diminutive vehicle is actually (physically) larger than its other ‘Marder I’-designated cousins, the Lorraine and Hotchkiss-based vehicles. ICM’s kit sports a single piece barrel with a two-part muzzle brake and poly/nylon track… more

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German le.gl.Einheits-Pkw Kfz. 4

Published: July 14, 2021
Company: ICM

Kiev-based ICM is back again with a new offering in its Einheits-PKW (“Uniform all-terrain passenger car”) line – this time with the light Anti-Aircraft version. This highly detailed and diminutive subject sports twin MG-34 machine guns and crew seat in place of the two rear seats.

History

Officially introduced at the end of February 1938, the Truppenluftschutzkraftwagen… more

Product Picture

PzKpfw IV Ausf G Early Version

Published: June 7, 2021
Company: Tamiya

Tamiya has yet again enhanced their venerable line of PzKpfw IV German main battle tank kits, tossing a few new bits into an already brand new Ausf. F(1) release, resulting in the long-barreled Ausf. F(2)/G model. The offering also includes five of the most detailed Tamiya figures to date, as well as a variety of personal equipment and bags to lay around on the upper deck. One thing is for… more

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Illustrated Weathering Guide to WWII Late War German Vehicles

Published: June 7, 2021
Book Author(s): Mig Jimenez, Enrique Calderon, Diego Quijano
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

It is arguably safe to assume that most modelers who visit the IPMS Reviews website know a thing or two about assembling models, at least.  I think it is also safe to assume that most Armor modelers know that you don’t need to start painting until well into the assembly process, many times not until the very end of the build.  That is where Mig Jimenez’s recent offering starts – he… more

Box Art

German Einheitsanhänger 5t Four-Wheeled Trailer

Published: May 13, 2021
Company: Das Werk Scale Models

Frankfurt, Germany-based Das Werk has released another trailer option for their Faun L900 series truck – this time a 5-ton, four-wheeled ‘unit trailer’ or Einheitsanhänger. As with previous releases, Das Werk continues to stick to its roots of providing interesting and imminently buildable kits for a good price.

The Kit

Das Werk has gained a reputation for using only the… more

Box Art

German Sonderanhänger II5 10-ton Tank Trailer Sd.Ah.II5

Published: April 24, 2021
Company: Das Werk Scale Models

History

Frankfurt, Germany-based Das Werk has been busy in the ‘cool and unusual’ department as of late, providing model kits not usually covered by other manufacturers. I was initially attracted to their work by their high-quality boxing and the beautiful artwork that adorned their kits. Not satisfied with the run-of-the-mill subjects, DW continues to stick to its roots of providing… more

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German Sd.Kfz. 247 Ausf B with Crew

Published: April 8, 2021
Company: ICM

History

This new ICM offering represents an unusual mark in a family of Sonderkraftfahrzeug (Sd.kfz.) ‘special purpose vehicles’ fielded by the German Wehrmacht in World War II. The diminutive Sd.Kfz. 247 was an armored staff car outfitted with radio gear, intended for use by the commanders of motorcycle and motorized reconnaissance battalions. The Ausf B version represented in this… more

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Magach 6B GAL

Published: December 19, 2020
Company: AFV Club

AFV Club has released yet another version of Israeli’s rework of the venerable American M60 Main Battle Tank. This time around we meet the ‘Magach 6B GAL’ – a version that, as far as I know, has only been reproduced in 1/35th scale with the help of an after-market Legend set. ‘Magach’, Hebrew for ‘battering ram’, has no less than six origins in Wikipedia, so I’ll let the reader decide where… more