IPMS Number
46356

Reviews By Author

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Apache Warrior 1860-86

Published: July 29, 2014
Book Author(s): Dr Robert N. Watt, Illustrated by Adam Hook
Company: Osprey Publishing

This book just changed my “image” of the Apaches as an undisciplined and unsophisticated group of fighters. The Apaches begin training new warriors at an early age and in addition to the obvious physical toughness there is considerable effort to develop mental toughness, obedience and agility. Of particular interest is the Apache concept of risk versus reward. Raids and wars are very carefully… more

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Spitfire Mk.IXc Late Version - Hispano Cannons in Fairings

Published: March 27, 2014
Company: Master Model

This is the third replacement piece that I have acquired for my 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.Ixc build. Master Model has produced a detailed pair of Hispano 20mm cannons that provide details that are missing even in the excellent Eduard kit. This is not to diminish the Eduard kit that has been reviewed by Bret Green as the definitive (his opinion) 1/48 Spitfire kit. In the photo the Master Model… more

Parts Package

Spitfire Mk.IX Cockpit Door

Published: September 16, 2013
Company: Quickboost

This is the second Quickboost piece that I have acquired for my 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IXc build. The other is the cockpit seat.

Quickboost has produced a detailed resin cockpit door that provides details that are missing even in the excellent Eduard kit. This is not to diminish the Eduard kit that has been reviewed by Bret Green as the definitive (his opinion) 1/48 Spitfire kit. In… more

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A-10 Thunderbolt II – Units of Operation, Enduring Freedom 2002-07

Published: August 5, 2013
Book Author(s): Gary Wetzel
Company: Osprey Publishing

Review

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is so ugly, it’s beautiful. It is clearly an example of function over form. The A-10 is designed to maximize the pilot protection with a titanium bathtub cockpit and heavily armored cockpit glass. The airframe design has redundant control systems and high mounted engines to provide maximum survivability when damaged, and also to… more

Parts Package

Spitfire Mk.I Seat With Belts

Published: June 23, 2013
Company: Quickboost

Motivation for Review

After taking a 1-year hiatus from modeling, I wanted to start back with a build that would be of strong interest for me. That is the Spitfire, and I decided to do 1/144, 1/72, and 1/48 builds in the Mk.IX series. For the 1/72 version, I choose the Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc. For me, one benefit of being in the IPMS Reviewer Corp is to request items in… more

Parts Package

Spitfire Mk.IX Landing Gear

Published: June 23, 2013
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Motivation for Review

After taking a 1-year hiatus from modeling, I wanted to start back with a build that would be of strong interest for me. That is the Spitfire, and I decided to do 1/144, 1/72, and 1/48 builds in the Mk.IX series. At this time, the excellently reviewed: 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IXc late version was released. For me, one benefit of being in the IPMS Reviewer Corp… more

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American Indian Tribes of the Southwest

Published: May 27, 2013
Book Author(s): Michael G. Johnson
Company: Osprey Publishing

This is another fine publication in Osprey Publishing’s Men-at-Arms series. There are 10 books in the series that covers the Indians of America. This publication covers the Indian tribes of the Southwest, which is mainly Arizona and New Mexico and some of the surrounding states. The contents cover the history of the tribes, the Spanish Invasion, and the approximately 35 tribes in the Southwest… more

Parts Package

Wooden Wheelbarrow

Published: May 13, 2013
Company: Plusmodel

Plusmodel has introduced a wheelbarrow diorama piece that should provide some opportunities to be creative in deciding what the wheelbarrow will be carrying.

Opening the Bag

First, a little background on why I selected this kit. Previously, I had written over a dozen IPMS reviews across several scales and categories. Then I took a break from modeling, and when I returned a… more

Box Art

Kayaba "Katsuodori" Ram-Jet Fighter

Published: May 15, 2012
Company: Meng Model

History

This could be classified as a “paper” airplane, since it only existed as a design. The project was initiated as a search for greater performance and alternative power sources. Germany provided assistance on the project and research progressed quickly and it is assumed that design of the Katsuodori took place in the middle of the war. The Katsuodori had a tailless fuselage… more

Kitset contents and packaging

AIM-26B Missiles

Published: June 23, 2011
Company: True Details

Description

Includes 2 resin AIM-26B missiles with separate exhaust nozzles. Designed for the Revell/Monogram kits (Note: these missiles are also included in the resin detail parts of the Encore F-102A kit).

History

The AIM-26 Falcon was a larger, more powerful version of the AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missile built by Hughes. The AIM-26A, with the nuclear warhead,… more