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F-4J Phantom II United States Marine Corp

Published: September 28, 2018
Company: Zoukei-Mura

Parts Breakdown

  • 14 Parts 1 Crystal Clear Sprue
  • 367 Parts 11 Light Grey Polystyrene Sprue
  • 1 Decal 8 1/4” x 11 5/8” Decal Sheet
  • 1 32 page Instruction booklet
  • 1 Full size and color decal Layout page.

To further enhance my building experience I purchased three things from the Zoukei-Mura website.

  1. Zoukei-Mura Concept… more


F/A-18F Super Hornet

Published: February 3, 2020
Company: Revell, Inc.

Coming in under budget, on schedule and underway the McDonnell Douglas F/A -18 E/F have replaced 4 separate aircraft for the US Navy. The Super Hornet has more powerful engines and can carry war weapons further then the previous Legacy Hornets. Congress was quick to approve the new Hornet which is an advanced derivative of the existing Hornet.

Revell has recently re-released both… more

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'30 Ford Model A Roadster 2'n1

Published: November 16, 2016
Company: Revell, Inc.

Parts Count

  • 71 White styrene plastic parts on ten spure with two individually wrapped
  • 69 Chrome styrene plastic parts on five spure
  • 10 Clear styrene plastic parts on one spure
  • 4 Vinyl rubber tires
  • 1 5 ¾” x 5 1/8” decal sheet
  • 1 16 pages, 24 step instruction booklet

All parts are in separate sealed plastic bags and… more

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Beer Wagon

Published: July 27, 2016
Company: Revell, Inc.

"It’s Back!"

I was quite caught off-guard when I discovered that the Tom Daniels “Beer Wagon” was to be reissued by Monogram/Revell this summer. There had been nothing noted on any recent publications from Revell that this kit was to coming back out, but I am so happy it has resurfaced. Now, how many different variations to this kit can I build?

Historically this is the… more

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Foose Design 2013 Challenger SRT8

Published: February 3, 2020
Company: Revell, Inc.

I believe in the past few years Revell has offered a few of these pre-finished model kits in order to stir the modeling beginner’s pot. First they did this with the NASCAR Snap kits and most recently with offers like the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette. Confronted with no serious painting task to do and well pre-finished body, these kits should stroke the modeling urge of just about any entry level… more

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Joey Logano #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion

Published: February 3, 2020
Company: Revell, Inc.

Early last year I was excited to see that Revell was going to release two new NASCAR kits sometime in the 4th quarter of 2015. I was equally excited because these would be of the newer Generation 6 style of cars and Ford Fusions. Well the bubble burst when I discovered that these kits would be SnapTite kits. Excited for the kids and snap builders, but a little disappointed that we haven’t had… more


‘29 Ford Model A Roadster 2 'n 1

Published: February 2, 2016
Company: Revell, Inc.

Parts Count

  • 68 White Styrene on 11 trees
  • 66 Chrome Styrene on 4 trees
  • 7 Crystal Clear Styrene on 1 tree
  • 4 Mold rubber tires
  • 4 Steel axle/tire pins
  • 1 5” x 6” Decal Sheet
  • 1 16 Page 20 step Instruction Guide

Lots of parts in this kit as it’s a 2 ’n 1 edition of the 1929 Ford Model A.




Jinks Express

Published: February 3, 2020
Company: Revell, Inc.

I have been a fan of Tom Daniel and his hilarious model concepts since I can first remember building model kits. The very first model I built was the Red Baron and the second the Paddy Wagon. Over the last 45 years, I’m pretty sure I have built well over 75 of Tom Daniels models.

Enter the 2015 reissue of the Monogram “Jinx Express” which was originally minted in 1971 and then again in… more

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Vietnam Scooters

Published: October 8, 2015
Company: Eduard

My fascination with the A-4 Skyhawk dates back to 1979 when I attended my first air show at Lemoore Naval Air Station in the California’s central valley. As a freshman at Fresno State I was enamored with the Air National Guard F-106 Delta Darts, then flying out of the Fresno Air Terminal. I wanted to get a closer peek of the aircraft at the upcoming air show. After the long drive to and onto… more

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Lil Hot Dogger

Published: October 8, 2015
Company: Round 2 Models

It has been a while since AMT has issued the Lil Hot Dogger. I thought the plastic was typical to their current releases being just the right consistency for trimming, sanding, and gluing. All the clear parts were crystal clear with little flash. The white styrene molds themselves had produced small areas of flash especially around some of the larger parts and many ejector pin marks in… more