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CR.42 CN WWII Italian Night Fighter

Published: October 7, 2021
Company: ICM

Fiat’s CR.42 Falco was one of the last biplanes to serve in an air force at the beginning of World War 2, and as such was essentially obsolete from the moment of its activation. Nonetheless, it served with some distinction in the early air battles both during the Battle of Britain and in the Libyan desert campaign before being relegated to second tier operations. In this instance, serving as… more

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Chernobyl #5: Evacuation

Published: September 10, 2021
Company: ICM

ICM continues with its fascinating series of Chernobyl “instant dioramas” with the latest being a scene depicting the evacuation of civilians from the threatened region around the power plant disaster. In this case, five figures are provided, along with an apartment balcony, a small pot and a printed background to bring it all together.

The figures include one older gentleman, a young… more

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WW1 Belgian Infantry

Published: July 30, 2021
Company: ICM

ICM has finally filled a big gap in their ongoing World War 1 Infantry series by releasing a set of early-war Belgian Infantry. Unlike most of the previous sets which displayed figures advancing toward an unseen enemy, this set displays Belgian infantry in what must be the most iconic fashion for the period depicted – fighting from a defensive position.

The set includes three infantry… more

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Factory Gate

Published: June 29, 2021
Company: Danger Close Dioramics

With the loss of the famous Verlinden line of diorama accessories, other small manufacturers have been stepping in to fill the void. Danger Close Dioramics is one such company, with a line of nineteen products as of the time of this writing. Their “factory gate” accessory is one such product, consisting of six dark grey, non-porous resin pieces which, when assembled, make a diorama backdrop… more

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Budda Temple

Published: June 29, 2021
Company: Danger Close Dioramics

Danger Close Dioramics is a relative newcomer to the area of diorama accessories, but they seem to be expanding their offerings at a good pace. The subject of this review in their Buddha Temple in 1/53th, which features a statue, base with steps, background wall and 1 side wall. DCD also includes several strips of bamboo-like plastic that can be used to enhance the scene if one wishes.… more

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WWII RAF Cadets

Published: June 29, 2021
Company: ICM

ICM continues with its growing tradition of providing suitable pilots for its newest 1/32nd releases, in this case the Tiger Moth training aircraft. Like most ICM figure sets, this one is comprised of four figures – three RAF cadets and an officer/trainer. One cadet is trying on a parachute harness while his classmates look on. This is a very simple set of figures to assemble, as there is only… more

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Eastern Front Volume 1 (Camouflage and Decals)

Published: May 24, 2021
Book Author(s): Arkadisuz Wrobel
Company: Kagero Publishing

Talk about a modeler’s reference. This slim, 40-page volume consists of little more than profiles of vehicles used on the Eastern Front during World War 2. What writing there is (in both Polish and English) is used mainly to provide a little information on the vehicles shown. A decal sheet – not surprisingly heavy on the Polish markings - is also included to make it easier to duplicate a… more

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CR. 42AS WWII Italian Fighter-Bomber

Published: May 24, 2021
Company: ICM

I’ll admit it – I’m totally hooked on ICM’s line of 32nd scale aircraft. In just the last couple of years they’ve managed to produce exceptional models of some of my dream kits – aircraft I’ve always loved and wished they were made in my favorite scale.

ICM has released yet another version of one of these dream models – the ground attack version of the incredibly elegant CR… more

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The Danish Army of the Napoleonic Wars 1801-1814 Volume 2: Cavalry and Artillery

Published: May 15, 2021
Book Author(s): David A. Wilson
Company: Helion & Company

As a figure modeler for roughly half a century, I’d like to think I know a wee bit about the Napoleonic Wars. And yet, up until recently I really had no idea that the Danes were much involved in that series of scuffles until I sat down with this little volume. Although the author David Wilson doesn’t dwell a great deal on Denmark’s direct involvement, apparently Denmark joined sides with… more

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Ju EF-126/Ju EF-127 German Experimental Fighter Plane

Published: May 1, 2021
Company: Das Werk Scale Models

Toward the end of World War 2, the Germans were coming up with more and more desperate attempts to halt the U.S. and British aerial juggernaut that was daily pummeling their cities and the remnants of their industrial capacity. Cheap, easily assembled point defense weapons became the order of the day, resulting in such oddities as the Me163 Komet rocket fighter and the He162 Salamander, both… more