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Images of War - United States Navy Destroyers

Published: July 4, 2021
Book Author(s): Michael Green
Company: Pen & Sword

The Author: Michael Green is the author of numerous acclaimed books in the Images of War series. 

Overview

This classic Images of War book traces the key role played by destroyers of the United States Navy since the first order for 16 in 1898. Prior to the USA’s entry into the First World War a further 63 destroyers were commissioned, and due to the U-boat threat, 267 more… more

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Fiat Br. 20

Published: May 1, 2021
Company: Italeri

History

The BR 20 "Cicogna" low wing medium bomber was developed by the Italian aircraft manufacturer Fiat during the 1930’s. It entered service in 1936 and was characterized by its metal frame and retractable landing gear. Modern and fast for the period, it was deployed by the “Aviazione Legionaria” and had its baptism of fire in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. In September 1940… more

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Pacific Profiles, Volume Two: Japanese Army Bombers, Transports & Misc. Types, New Guinea & The Solomons 1942-1944

Published: April 5, 2021
Book Author(s): Michael John Claringbould
Company: Casemate UK

The Author: Michael Claringbould spent his formative years in Papua New Guinea in the 1960s, where he became fascinated by the many WWII aircraft wrecks which still lie around the country. He has served overseas as an Australian diplomat including South East Asia and throughout the South Pacific where he had the fortune to return to Papua New Guinea for 3 years starting in 2003. Mr.… more

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1955 Chevy Stake Truck

Published: March 20, 2021
Company: Atlantis Model Company

History

From the kit instructions: Combining passenger car styling with rugged, versatile and dependable truck performance, the Chevrolet Two-ton Stake Model represented the ultimate in commercial vehicle design. One of the most popular models in the famous “task Force” series of 1955, it was seen on the highways and byways across America, hauling loads of all descriptions with the… more

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PZL.23 KARAŚ II

Published: December 10, 2020
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas & Karolina Holda
Company: MMP Books

This book is a compilation of 4-view color profiles, scale plans and photographic details of the PZL.23 Karaś II featuring scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals and also photographs of the details.

Book is available in the two marking variants

  1. Karaś II (PZL.23B) no. 44.61 ‘5’ (658-K), 24th Reconnaissance Flight, Cracow-Rakowice… more

ICM 1/48 Dornier Do 217J-1/J-2

Dornier Do 217J-1/J-2

Published: December 7, 2020
Company: ICM

History

The Dornier Do 217 was a German multi-purpose bomber in WWII and was developed as a replacement for the Dornier Do 17. It was produced from November 1940 to May 1944. The Dornier 217J was the night fighter variant with BMW 801 engines, powerful armament and radar (on the J-2). In total, in 1942-43, there were produced 364 Do 217 night fighter of different modifications. They… more

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P-3A Orion

Published: July 23, 2020
Company: Atlantis Model Company

History

The P-3 Orion was designed for use by the US Navy as a submarine hunter and replaced the Neptune. The P-3 was nearly twice as fast as the Neptune and its range increased by almost 60% over that of the P2V. The first Orion was delivered to the US Navy Squadron VP-8 in July 1962 and within six months this unit was fully equipped with P-3's. This kit is a reissue of the old… more

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P-51D Mustang "The 5th Air Force"

Published: June 20, 2020
Company: Platz

History: The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and was originally developed in remarkable time of 102 days in response to a request from British Purchasing Commission. The first P-51s with Allison engines were not able to show stunned high performance. By replacing Allison Engines with Rolls-Royce… more

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P-51 Mustang 1a

Published: March 27, 2020
Company: Brengun

What’s in the Box

Upon opening the box you should find a bag containing 2 sprues of grey, one sprue of tan and a sprue of clear plastic. Also included are a resin piece, decals and a two-page instruction fold out. The plastic looks cleanly molded but has some thick mold seam lines. The clear parts are clean & clear, and the resin intake is molded nicely. The decals are printed… more

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P-51 Mustang 1a Accessories.

Published: March 27, 2020
Company: Brengun

Brengun has produced an accessory set for their P-51 1a kit.

What’s in the Package

This set contains a photo etch fret, clear acetate sheet with the instrument panel dials, 5 resin gun barrels and a single page instruction sheet. Upon inspection I noticed that a couple areas of the etched parts were not fully etched and that bending these would be not quite as easy as normal… more