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F4U-1A/2 Corsair (2 in 1)

Published: February 4, 2024
Company: Hobby Boss

Hobby Boss first released their new-tooled F4U-1A Corsair back in 2012. Thirteen years later in 2023, after numerous reiterations and re-releases, they have produced a 2 in 1 release with extra parts to provide a kit of the -1A and -2, respectively.

Construction, as is the norm, begins in the softly detailed cockpit. There is no provision for any type of seat harness, so I used a set… more


WWII German Military Medical Personnel

Published: January 8, 2024
Company: ICM


In WWII, German Medics were called Sanitäter, or Sani for short. In Wehrmacht, the direct medical care for wounded soldiers on the battlefield was provided by medics who were part of platoons, companies, and battalions. They could be distinguished from ordinary infantrymen by their special medical pouches, additional water flasks, patches, and armbands. They were also able to… more


Pacific Profiles Volume 11. Allied Fighters: USAAF P-40 Warhawk series South and Southwest Pacific 1942-1945

Published: October 31, 2023
Book Author(s): Michael John Claringbould
Company: Avonmore Books

The ongoing Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of aircraft which served throughout Australia, New Guinea and the South Pacific. This Volume 11 covers the P-40 Warhawk series, which served with a dozen USAAF Fifth and Thirteenth Air Force fighter and reconnaissance squadrons, service units, combat replacement pools and other miscellaneous units.

Most… more


Messerschmitt Bf-109G Metal Landing Gear

Published: July 22, 2023
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

One advantage of white metal over styrene plastic is strength. Metal parts will not warp under the weight of a built model regardless of the size of the aircraft, no matter how many years it stands on display. Another advantage of white metal is the way it holds up under "working" conditions (drilling, scoring, sanding, etc.), as it is much denser than styrene plastic and has a much higher… more

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Ju-88A-8 Paravane

Published: February 22, 2023
Company: ICM


The Junkers Ju 88 is a German World War II Luftwaffe twin-engined multirole combat aircraft. Junkers Aircraft and Motor Works (JFM) designed the plane in the mid-1930s as a so-called Schnellbomber ("fast bomber") that would be too fast for fighters of its era to intercept. It suffered from technical problems during its development and early operational periods but became one… more

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Discovering Lost Automobiles and Their Stories

Published: January 31, 2023
Book Author(s): Michael Ware
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd

Many enthusiasts dream of finding a Bugatti or a Bentley in a barn or a long disused building. In reality, such finds are more likely to be an Austin 7, Ford Popular or a Mini. This book is stuffed with these so called “barn finds”. The author has tried to find out the background to the abandonment and the previous history of the “as found” car when it was in regular use. Why was it put away… more

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TANKART 4 German Armor (2nd Edition)

Published: December 24, 2022
Book Author(s): Michael Rinaldi, Mario Eens
Company: Rinaldi Studio Press

TANKART 4 German Armor is the fourth TA book and second one to cover the always popular subject, WWII German Armor. This 2nd Edition printing expands on the original edition by 64-pages utilizing additional chapter material to provide greater coverage. Each chapter inside TA4 has been given more pages to help cover on the processes better, including more images of the various steps… more

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Messerschmitt 309V-4

Published: December 24, 2022
Company: Brengun


The Messerschmitt Me 309 was a prototype German fighter, designed in the early years of World War II to replace the Bf 109. Although it had many advanced features, the Me 309's performance left much to be desired and it had so many problems that the project was canceled with only four prototypes built. The Me 309 was one of two failed Messerschmitt projects intended to… more


German Instrument Panels

Published: December 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas
Company: Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books

This book from the series “Inside” shows detailed drawings of the German aircraft instrument panels in great detail.

Instrument panels of the following aircraft:

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-12
  • Messerschmitt Me 262 A
  • Heinkel He 111 P-1
  • Henschel… more


Spotlight On: Grumman F4F Wildcat

Published: November 3, 2022
Book Author(s): Zbigniew Kolacha
Company: Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books

This book is the latest in a new reference series for aircraft modelers called "Spotlight On" and presents detailed illustrations of the famous American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service in 1940 with the US Navy.

The Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the US Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre during the early part of the Second World War.… more