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F-14A Wheels Early

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Company: Eduard

The amazing Tamiya Tomcat has yet another aftermarket item to dress it up: Early wheels fro Eduard.

The Eduard Brassin set for the F-14A Tomcat includes 8 resin parts and a sheet of paint masks.

The instructions are simple enough, as this is a fairly easy set to build (and illustrate). The 4 tires are molded onto pour plugs which make painting the wheels easy. The first step is… more

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F-14A Ejection Seats

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Company: Eduard

The Eduard Brassin set for the F-14A Tomcat ejection seats (GRU-7A seats) is a very comprehensive set. The set includes 3 resin pieces for each seat, plus a fret of painted brass with 15 distinct items, usually 4 of each.

The instructions are very thorough, but the brass includes extras of some items: there are 4 of #PE12 in Step 1 yet one is only intended to install two of these, one… more

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F-14A Tomcat Instrument Panels

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Company: Eduard

Having awaited the Tamiya Tomcat since they were at the museum - measuring the real things (and having to keep quiet about it until they announced it) I was very satisified with the excellent kit they produced. FANTASTIC!! I was even luckier when I found that the Eduard instrument set was available for review.

This set is designed for the Tamiya Tomcat and it fits the kit parts… more

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MiG-21MF 'Soviet Air Force and Export'

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Company: Academy Models

The MiG-21 was the first Soviet production aircraft designed to operate above Mach 2. The MiG-21 featured a modified deltawing platform with the addition of traditional elevators. The first MiG-21 to enter production was MiG-21F Fishbed C and was shortly followed with the MiG-21F-13 Fishbed E. The MiG-21F-13 was the first example to be examined by the West, following the defection of an Iraqi… more

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USN Vought OS2U-1/3 Kingfisher USS Arizona, USS Washington

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Company: Yellow-Wings Decals

The Kingfisher was the result of a competition in the late 1930s to replace the SOC Seagull, a biplane battleship & cruiser scout plane. The new airplane was a radical improvement over the SOC in performance and maintainability. The aircraft proved so popular with both the aircrews and shipboard crews that its immediate replacement, the SO3C Seamew, was often left behind due to "… more

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Academy USN F/A-18 F "VFA-103 Jolly Rogers"

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Company: Academy Models

One of the latest offerings from Academy is their new tooling of a Super Hornet in 1/72 scale. Academy is known for well-designed and sharp tooling, and this kit is no exception.

The kit comes molded in 3 colors: gray, white and black. The gray parts include most of the airframe and other parts. The black parts include the vertical stabilizer, burner cans, tires, seat and instrument… more

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Saab J-29 Tunnan Landing Gear

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Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions specializes in white-metal replacement parts, now including the 1/48 Hobby Boss Saab J-29 Tunnan.

The set includes 10 parts with the following breakdown:

  • Nose gear main strut
  • Nose gear wheel housing halve
  • Main gear struts (2)
  • Main gear retraction scissor struts (2)

These parts are little more than… more

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Lockheed U-2C

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Company: Round 2 Models

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The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is operated by the United States Air Force (USAF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Navy, The Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It provides day and night, high-altitude (70,000 feet; 21,000 m), all-weather intelligence gathering.… more

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Meteor F.8 Landing Gear

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Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions specializes in white-metal replacement parts, now including the 1/48 Airfix Meteor F.8.

The set includes 10 parts with the following breakdown:

  • Nose gear main strut
  • Nose gear retraction strut
  • Nose gear wheel housing halves (2)
  • Main gear struts & wheel housing halves (2)
  • Main wheel housing halves (2)… more