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WWII German Torpedo Trailer

Published: November 6, 2021
Company: ICM

In the past few months ICM has been producing some long sought after kits, as well as some unexpected, such as the WWII German Torpedo with Trailer. This kit would be ideal for those who want some extra diorama detail for a German maritime bomber or just a nice simple stand alone kit.

The kit consists of about 22 highly detailed injected parts. The assembly is pretty basic. The tubular… more

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Yokosuka Ohka MXY7-K1 Kai

Published: September 2, 2021
Company: Brengun

History

With Allied Forces getting closer and closer to the homeland of Japan during World War II the Japanese military turned to various methods of self-sacrifice to combat the Allied forces. The MXY-7 Ohka (Cherry Blossom) was one of those weapons.

Essentially this weapon was a human guided cruise missile in which it would be carried aloft by a mothership, typically a G4M… more

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Top Drawings No. 113 Messerschmitt Me-210/Me-410

Published: August 2, 2021
Book Author(s): Anirudh Rao
Company: Kagero Publishing

The Messerschmitt Me-210/410 is one of a lesser aircraft in the Luftwaffe legacy. The aircraft was designed in the late 1930’s with the hopes of it being a multi-use aircraft filling in as a Fighter, Bomber and Reconnaissance platform. The aircraft began as the Me-210, but due to various technical and design problems, it became the Me-410 due to the major modifications to remedy the… more

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U-2C Dragon Lady Early/Late Model

Published: March 3, 2020
Company: AFV Club

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The old Hawk/Testors U-2 kit was first introduced in 1962 and for the past 58 years (yes it has been that long) was the only option available to build this aircraft in 48th scale. Then in the 1990’s we modelers had options of using some resin sets available to make other variants, as well a little more of an accurate detailed kit.

So finally after… more

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Messerschmitt P-1103

Published: December 7, 2019
Company: Brengun

History

So the Messerschmitt Me P.1103 was designed in 1944as rocket-powered short-range interceptor. There were two variants proposed, the P-1103-I in which the pilot controlled the aircraft in a prone belly position, whereas the P-1103-II is where the pilot is in a seated position. The construction of the aircraft was kept simple due to the lack of available metals so it was… more

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Top Drawings #61: Messerschmitt Bf-110 Vol. II

Published: March 31, 2019
Book Author(s): Maciej Noszczak
Company: Kagero Publishing

The Messerschmitt Bf-110 is another iconic mainstay of Luftwaffe aviation that is most recognizable to almost any aviation enthusiast. Originally designed in the 1930’s, the 110 was one of the Luftwaffe’s heavy-fighter/bomber mainstays. Originally it was anticipated to be replaced in the early 1940’s by the Me-210, but due to the 210’s poor performance issues the 110 was given a second chance… more

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Heinkel He 111 Volume I

Published: November 11, 2018
Book Author(s): Maciej Noszczak
Company: Kagero Publishing

The Heinkel He-111 is one of the most iconic symbols of World War Two, as well as a major feature of the Battle of Britain. The aircraft was developed under the guise of a passenger airliner as most of Germany’s other armaments at the time. During the late 1930’s the aircraft and its German aircrews participated in the Spanish Civil War and the He-111 began its wartime career. During World War… more

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Messershmitt Bf-109G-10

Published: February 17, 2017
Company: Hasegawa

History

The Bf-109G-10 aircraft is rather unique by the fact that it was somewhat of a ‘Frankenstein’ aircraft put together with available resources at the time. The airframe consisted of a standard G model and incorporated a DB 605 D-2 engine. The reasoning for this was an attempt to create as little disruption to factory production of the Bf-109K’s.

Other external… more

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Mitsubishi J2M2 Raiden "Jack" Type 21 'Tatsumaki Unit'

Published: October 30, 2016
Company: Hasegawa

History

The J2M2 Raiden (Jack) was designed to achieve a high rate of climb in order to intercept incoming bombers. The aircraft went into full scale production in 1943 and early models included two cowl 7.7mm machine guns and 20mm wing cannons. Later versions omitted the cowl guns and relied on the heavy wing armament instead. It was used extensively late in the war as a bomber… more

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Ju-88A-5

Published: September 6, 2016
Company: ICM

Sometime back in 2015 it was announced that ICM was going to produce a new 1/48 Ju-88 series kit. I was rather intrigued as the Ju-88 is one of my favorite aircraft of WWII and that the last time I actually built a Ju-88 was an old Hobbycraft kit back in the late 1980’s. Then sometime in the early 1990’s a new model company DML, later Dragon, came onto the market with a whole series of the Ju-… more