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F-100 F Details Sets (revised)

Published: April 6, 2011
Company: Eduard

The Trumpeter F-100 series is a welcome addition to plastic modeling and the F-100 F two-seater fills a big hole for the serious model builder. Eduard is a well-known company with a reputation for providing very nice detail sets for many of today’s new model kits. Eduard has now produced several photoetch details sets for the F-100 F such as seatbelts, cockpit interior, undercarriage and… more

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Decals for Rotol Spitfires Mk I & II

Published: March 28, 2011
Company: 3D-Kits

3D Kits is another new product to me. This decal sheet covers four Battle of Britain Supermarine Spitfires. As expected by today’s modelers, these decals are in full and proper color as well as in perfect registry. The subjects covered include a Spitfire Mk I of March 1940 with a choice of two separate markings. Also a Spitfire Mk II flown by an American in early August and later August of… more

Package art and content

P-47 D Razorback Double D Jugs - Part 1

Published: March 21, 2011
Company: Bombshell Decals

Bombshell Decals are a new product to me. I was pleasantly surprised to find the set I received for review to be very colorful and in good registry and covering two aircraft of one of my favorite modeling subjects, the Republic P-47 D Razorback.

One is an aircraft of the 352 FG at two different periods of World War Two. The main difference between the two is that one has the national… more

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UH 60L Blackhawk

Published: March 2, 2011
Company: Minicraft Model Kits

The UH-60 Blackhawk is the primary transport helicopter for the United States Army and Air Force. The UH-60 fills almost every need for transport, search and rescue, re-supply and even armed combat. The UH-60L is the National Guard version of this machine.

The Kit

Minicraft Models has had a niche market in helicopter models. I have built the 1/48 CH 46 Bull Frog and I was… more

Packaging artwork

French Air Force Bell P-39Q Airacobra, Dauntless, Grumman F6

Published: January 21, 2011
Company: PT Decals

This decal provides markings for several different aircraft used by the Aeronaval/L’Armee de L’Air in the years following World War Two. Included are markings for two P-39's used in Algeria in 1945, a captured Fieseler 156 C Storch, two Grumman F6F Hellcats, an SBD-5, an Fw190-A5 and a Dewoitine D.520. The decals are very colorful and in perfect registry.

I just had to see these decals… more

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Curtiss-Wright AT-9 "Jeep"

Published: November 18, 2010
Company: Pavla Models

The Curtiss-Wright AT-9 Jeep was a twin engine advanced trainer aircraft used by the United States during World War II to bridge the gap between single engine trainers and twin engine combat aircraft. The AT-9 was a low wing cantilever monoplane configuration with retractable landing gear and two Lycoming R-680-8 radial engines.

It should be noted that this is a limited run kit, and… more

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Nakajima Ki-27 Nate with Resin Pilot Figure

Published: November 13, 2010
Company: Hasegawa

The Nakajima Ki-27 “Nate” was a successful low-wing monoplane, all metal fighter design used by the Empire of Japan throughout World War II. Conceived of as a private venture design by the Nakajima Corporation, the Ki-27 was soon debuted and accepted by the Japanese Army. It was the equivalent of the Navy A5M.

If I recall correctly, when Hasegawa first produced this kit it was Kit #… more

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When Worlds Collide - Space Ark

Published: October 12, 2010
Company: Pegasus Hobbies

If you are old enough, you may remember a great science fiction movie in 1952 called “When Worlds Collide”. The story line was that astronomers have discovered a sun and a planet on a collision course with the planet Earth.

After a great deal of discussion it is decided to build an “Ark”, a large rocket, capable of evacuating the best minds of science, engineering, animal husbandry,… more

Package Contents

A6M5 Exhausts

Published: October 11, 2010
Company: Quickboost

The latest release from Quick Boost is a complete set of resin exhaust tubes for the 1/32 scale A6M5 Tamiya kit. Once again the quality of the molding is flawless, no bubbles, or pin holes and the only flash is between pipes where there are more than one. I strongly suspect this is intentional for added strength while being shipped and handled. The resin is the light blond color we have become… more

Quick Boost Resin Exhaust Set

Resin Exhaust Set for Tamiya A6M5 kit

Published: September 8, 2010
Company: Quickboost

The latest release from Quick Boost is a complete set of resin exhaust tubes for the 1/32 scale A6M5 Tamiya kit. Once again the quality of the molding is flawless, no bubbles, or pin holes and the only flash is between pipes where there are more than one. I strongly suspect this is intentional for added strength while being shipped and handled. The resin is the light blonde color we have… more