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B-26K Counter Invader with USAF Pilots & Ground Personnel

Published: May 18, 2022
Company: ICM

ICM Is a Ukrainian company who has really made a name for themselves in the plastic model community. An informative history of the B-26K Counter Invader is included on the cover of the instruction manual and I took a picture of so it could be read there.

The model was contained within a very strong, lid opening box. The sprues were found inside several plastic bags which protected the… more


Atlas A400M

Published: May 17, 2022
Book Author(s): Robert Pied, Nicolas Deboeck
Company: HMH Publications

The Airbus Atlas A-400M is a 4 engine, turbo prop, military transport filling a place (size wise) between the Boeing C-17 and Lockheed’s C-130. It is operated by the French, Italians, Britain and others.

This soft cover book is made using high quality paper and is superbly put together. It shows the aircraft in its various air force colors, variants and an extensive pictorial excursion… more


Boeing 747

Published: February 19, 2022
Book Author(s): Lance Cole
Company: Pen & Sword

Lance Cole is the author of this and many other worthy books detailing numerous aircraft types. This book – Boeing 747 is a timely and fitting tribute to one of the all-time classic aircraft and the very first “Jumbo Jet”. As the 747 is being retired by most airlines and carriers after 50 years of faithful service, plus the fact that I personally have flown as a passenger on every model of the… more

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CH-47A Chinook

Published: January 14, 2022
Company: Hobby Boss

The Chinook helicopter needs little introduction and has been a mainstay transport of many armies, air forces and navies around the globe.

This Hobby Boss kit represents the first operational aircraft, which I understand only the United States used. The C-47A Chinook helicopter served in the Vietnam conflict.

Trumpeter is Hobby Boss’ parent company and I was curious to see if… more

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Aircraft Models Stands (Black Edition)

Published: July 18, 2021
Company: ICM

ICM has fast become a leader in the field of plastic models. These stands represent some of their latest releases. The black plastic set was preceded by a clear stand edition – A001.

This was a simple set and included six parts for assembling three black stands of different sizes for aircraft models. The stands could be used for the followed scales:

  • 1/144
  • 1/72… more

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Scania R730 Streamline

Published: July 18, 2021
Company: Italeri

Having previously built Italeri’s Iveco Hi-Way 40th Anniversary and the… more

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MV-22B Osprey

Published: April 30, 2021
Company: Hobby Boss

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey had a checkered development history and near cancellation of the project. However, persistence paid off and this unique and versatile hybrid aircraft has seen great success in the US Marine Corp (MV-22B) and US Airforce (CV-22). It is also being integrated into the US Navy (CMV-22B) to replace the aging Grumman C-2 Greyhound’s, as well as a Presidential (Marine MV-… more

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Tornado GR. 4

Published: February 19, 2021
Company: Italeri

From Italeri: The Tornado Gr.4 arose from a collaborative project between Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom for the production of a multi-role high-performance combat aircraft. The primary requirement, however, was to develop a ‘state of the art’ modern aircraft able to perform low-altitude penetrating strike missions. This need was met by the development of a twin-engine combat aircraft… more

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Tornado GR.1 Cockpit Set (REV kit)

Published: December 22, 2020
Company: Aires Hobby Models

The Revell 1/32 Panavia Tornado has been around since the mid 1980’s and represented all variants from the GR.1, F2, IDS and ERC models. Both the RAF and German Airforce have been offered throughout Revell’s production runs. It is currently available as an RAF GR.1 in Gulf War colors. This aircraft has several nicknames: the “Fin” due to its enormous tail, and “Tonka Truck” due to its rugged,… more

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Metal Landing Gear for Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000

Published: August 9, 2020
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) is a Texas based company that makes white metal landing gear for a vast number of model aircraft in all scales.

The idea behind the use of metal over the kit supplied plastic landing gear is strength. Over time plastic can give way under the weight of heavy aircraft models.

The metal parts are contained in a clear plastic tray with an attractive… more