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WWII "God's Blessing" 6 Figure Set

Published: July 19, 2015
Company: Bronco Models

For a sometime now, Bronco Models has been releasing numerous military figure sets in 1:35 scale, and has particularly shown an eye for the not-so-typical. Sure, there has been the British AFV crew set and the U.S. Tank crew set, and both the 17 pdr and 25 pdr Anti-Tank gun crew sets. But they have also offered the British War Correspondents set and the Allied Female Soldier set. As a Minister… more

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British Infantry, Somme Battle Period, 1916

Published: July 16, 2015
Company: Master Box Ltd

Master Box has joined the parade of World War One subjects, commemorating the centennial of the Great War, by providing this set of British Infantry from the time around the Battle of the Somme in 1916. During these centennial years of the Great War (1914 -1918), we are seeing numerous WWI subjects especially aircraft and armor hit the market in record numbers. Aerodrome ground crews, tank… more

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Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M with Schurzen

Published: April 5, 2015
Company: Dragon Models

The Panzer III Ausf.M was an improvement of the previous J through L versions, with extra superstructure front and mantlet of 20 mm of armor. It also was equipped with fording exhaust which allowed deeper river crossings. The gun was the standard long barrel 50 mm (1.97 in) KwK 39 L60. It also had six 90 mm NbK smoke dischargers, three mounted on each side of the turret. The Ausf.M could also… more

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British Army 6 Pounder Anti-Tank Gun (w/crew)

Published: March 18, 2015
Company: Riich Models

The primary anti-tank gun for British forces during the middle of World War II was the 57 mm Ordnance Quick-Firing 6-pounder, or just 6 pounder. First used in North Africa in the Spring of 1942, it replaced the 2 pounder in the anti-tank role. The United States Army also adopted the 6 pounder as our primary anti-tank gun under the designation 57 mm Gun M1. The 6-pounders were issued to the… more

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Blue Max Pfalz

Published: October 1, 2014
Company: Encore by Squadron

When Hollywood makes a movie that captures our modeling interests it usually is pretty exciting (or really frustrating). For those of us who focus on the air war of World War One, there have been some great movies, like The Dawn Patrol, some good movies, like Flyboys, and some not-so-good movies, like Von Richthofen and Brown. One movie that has become an… more

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Windsock World War Centenary, Spring 2014, Vol. 30. No. 1

Published: May 25, 2014
Company: Albatros Productions, Ltd.

Windsock Worldwide, which has taken on the name of Windsock World War Centenary, continues to produce one of the finest resources for all who are interested in modeling WWI aircraft. With the centennial of World War One upon us, there has been an uptick in scale modeling of Great War subjects, both in armor and especially in aircraft. As someone who has focused the majority of my modeling… more

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SPAD VII c.1(w/Skis)

Published: February 15, 2014
Company: Roden

Background

The sturdy French built SPAD VII c.1 made its appearance on the Western Front in mid-1916. Although many French pilots considered the SPAD VII to be inferior to the Nieuport 17 as a dogfighter, it nevertheless proved to be a reliable and rugged fighter and was more than a match for any Central powers aircraft it encountered. The real strength of this aircraft was its… more

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Hermann Goering, WWI Flying Ace

Published: January 3, 2014
Company: MiniArt

Background

Hermann Wilhelm Goering (or Göring) is, of course, best known as the infamous commander of the German Luftwaffe during World War Two. Instrumental in Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, he became one of the most powerful men in Germany. He founded the Gestapo in 1933 and became commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe in 1935. He held this position until the final days of… more

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Halberstadt CL.IV (Rol.)

Published: November 20, 2013
Company: Mirage Hobby

Background

After the success of the Halberstadt CL.II as a durable ground attack plane and effective escort for bombers and German recon planes, the decision was made to design an improved version. That improved design resulted in the Halberstadt CL.IV which started arriving at the front in the summer of 1918. The plane was produced by the parent company, as well as two production… more

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FT-17 French Light Tank

Published: November 2, 2013
Company: Meng Model

Background

The French Renault FT-17 can claim the distinction of setting the standard for tank design for the entire Twentieth Century. By the end of 1915, Jean Baptiste Estienne, General of Artillery and a specialist in military engineering, realized that artillery could be mounted on tracked armored vehicles. This vision led him to create the French tank arm. He is considered by… more