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Fw-190D-9 Propeller

Published: June 25, 2018
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost, an Aires Resin division, continues to produce quick and simple resin upgrades for a wide variety of subjects. The detail parts are crisply cast and often add to or correct kit items.

This review covers replacement propeller blades for Hasegawa’s 1/32 Fw-190D-9. In overall dimensions, length and width, the kit and resin parts are very comparable with maybe .001 difference in… more


Fw-190D-9 Correct Cowling

Published: June 15, 2018
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost, an Aires Resin division, continues to produce quick and simple resin upgrades for a wide variety of subjects. The detail parts are crisply cast and often add to or correct kit items.

In this case, the subject of this review is the engine cowling for the 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190D-9. In a side-by-side comparison (see photos), the details (panel lines, fasteners, etc.) are almost… more

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Nisseki Trust Porsche 962C Limited Edition

Published: November 9, 2017
Company: Hasegawa


The Group “C” racing class ran from 1982 until about 1993. It was an extremely exciting series that saw some of the class cars run over 250 mph on the Le Mans' Mulsanne Straight (the WM-Peugeot recorded the highest 405 km/h / 252 mph). Porsche revolutionized the race series with the 956/962 cars and the associated aerodynamics and ground effects innovations. These Porsche… more

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Old Suitcases

Published: August 22, 2017
Company: Plusmodel

I’ve slowly been working my way back into armor and vignettes and/or dioramas, so when I saw this set list I thought it would be a good exercise in painting, and allow me to have some unique items to add to a scene.

The Plus Model “Old Suitcases” set comes with 9 pieces (actually 7 suitcases of varying sizes, plus a hat box and a steamer trunk) molded in a light gray resin. All of the… more

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SU-27 Flanker Pilot

Published: August 11, 2017
Company: Plusmodel

I’ve always liked modern Russian/Soviet aircraft and have several in the works (Su-27, MiG-31, MiG-21). Seeing the opportunity to review this pilot figure sounded like a prime chance to add a little spice to one of them (whenever I get them finished!). Though this particular figure is listed as a Su-27 pilot, my research showed that the uniform and gear is applicable to pilots of most other… more

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Sexton II with CDP Tracks (Canadian Dry Pin Tracks) – Smart Kit

Published: February 3, 2020
Company: Dragon Models

First off, I’d like to apologize to Dragon USA and IPMS for the extended delay in getting this kit review completed. My sincerest apologies go out to both.

The Sexton II was a British SPG, based on the Grizzly tank hull and carrying the 25 pounder artillery gun. It was produced in Canada by Montreal Locomotive Works from 1943-1945.

The Kit and Construction

The Dragon… more

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Metal Buckets

Published: September 19, 2016
Company: Add On Parts

Add On Parts, from Belgium, produces diorama accessories in many different scales. They also have some upgrade sets for armor and offer various model building tools and books.

This set is comprised of one sheet of photo etched buckets, in two different styles, along with the bucket bottoms and handles.

The parts are easily cut from the sheet with a sharp blade and then the fun… more

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B-47E Cockpit Set

Published: December 28, 2021
Company: Pavla Models

The B-47 has long been one of my favorite aircraft. I remember the first aircraft history book I got as a kid had a picture of the B-47 taking off with RATO packs in full thrust. A very impressive picture indeed.

Looking at the plastic modeling side of the B-47, there are kits available in 1/144th, 1/72 and I believe there was a 1/48 vacuform kit also (possibly Sanger?). I’ve built the… more


Panavia Tornado GR.1/IDS/ECR Landing Gear

Published: June 19, 2015
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

SAC produces replacement metal landing gear for many aircraft kits in many different scales. The replacement gear can be a big help in larger, heavier kits that may require lots of weight in the nose area to allow them to sit correctly or for gear that is inherently fragile in its design.

This set is for the newer mold Revell of Germany Panavia Tornado kits (GR.1/IDC/ECR), a great kit… more


The Weathering Magazine - Issue 10 - Water

Published: March 29, 2015
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

In recent years the art of realistically weathering models, of almost any genre, has been both a heated topic and a much sought after skill, one that has been changing and evolving regularly. Modelers from different areas of the globe often have very different techniques, which come through as very different results on their finished products. Some of these are very subtle and must be… more