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Tru-Color Paints – Selected Colors

Published: July 6, 2023
Company: Tru-Color Paint

Tru-Color Paint is a manufacturer of model paints based in the US. They have an extensive line of railroad and car paints and they are continuously expanding their military line (aircraft, naval, armor).

This review includes the following colors, all of which are part of recent releases:

  • TCP-1396: FS-11136 Insignia Red (used in F-101 Voodoo, A-3 Sky Warrior)
  • TCP-… more


Agusta Westland A109 and the Belgian Air Force A109 Display Team

Published: April 25, 2023
Book Author(s): Robert Pied and Nicolas Deboeck
Company: HMH Publications

HMH Publications has released another installment of the Duke Hawkins series and it is being distributed in the US by Casemate Publishers.

The 24th installment of the series is devoted to the Agusta Westland A109 helicopter.

In particular this book includes images of helicopters serving with the Belgian Air Force Demonstration Team, plus images of Italian, New Zealand, South… more

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F-35 B Lightning II

Published: February 26, 2023
Company: Italeri

Italeri has released a brand new mold F-35B, the STOVL (short-take-off and vertical landing) version of the F-35 family currently in use by the Italian Navy, Royal Navy and US Marine Corps.

Current military planning assumes that in any conflict, stealth capabilities are needed during the first few days of combat which will see action against enemy radars and later on aircrafts can… more


Focke Wulf Ta-154 Detail Set

Published: February 4, 2023
Company: Brengun

Brengun continues to expand its line of accessories this time with a photoetch set for the Revell 1/48 Focke-Wulf Ta-154

The fret includes a single fret focused on details for the cockpit of the aircraft with a photoetch seat, seatbelts, instrument panel (including a piece of clear film used for the dial faces) side console details and gunsight.

In addition, this set includes… more


Visual Modelers Guide #2 – IA 58 Pucara

Published: February 4, 2023
Book Author(s): Vinicius Pompeo
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

AMMO by Mig has recently started a reference guide line “Visual Modelers Guide”. This is the second installment on the line and is devoted to the IA 58 “Pucara”. The release of this book is matched with the 1/48 Kinetic Pucara and given that the Pucara reference guide material is pretty succinct, this book is a God-send, even more when considering the very affordable price of it (other… more



Published: February 4, 2023
Company: Kinetic Model Kits

Kinetic Models is expanding its line of F-104 Starfighters. Having released the late markings already (-G, -J, -S, including some trainers) they are adding to their line the early variants: -A and -C.

The kit arrives in a large sturdy box (where you can comfortably keep the model in between sessions while you are working on it) with a total of 4 sprues -one molded in clear- and a small… more

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39/40M Csaba Armored Cars in World War 2

Published: February 1, 2023
Book Author(s): Peter Mujzer
Company: Kagero Publishing

Casemate Publishers has released a book on the Hungarian Armored Car Csaba 39/40M.

The book is organized as follows.

  • Introduction
  • Straussler and his designs
  • Design and development of the Csaba armored car
  • Production
  • Armored car units, organization
  • Operational History
  • Camouflage and Markings
  • Bibliography… more

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Published: February 1, 2023
Book Author(s): Przemyslaw Skulski
Company: Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books

Casemate Publishers is the distributor of MMP Books and they have started a new line on their series “Single”. This new line is focused on vehicles and the first installment of the series cover the self-propelled artillery SU-76M, a mainstay of the Soviet Army during World War 2.

As all the books in the “Single” series, it is devoted to a unique subject. The book has some period… more

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D-704 Buddy Tank Early Type

Published: February 1, 2023
Company: Brengun

Brengun continues to expand its line of accessories this time with a resin set for the air-to-air refueling system known as the “Buddy Tank”. This set represent the “Buddy Tank” used in A-1, A-4, A-6, A-7, and S-3 airplanes. Given that some of those airplanes were exported, this ordinance was also exported to many countries.

This set is cast in grey resin, free of bubbles and surface… more

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MB-339A Pan CD MLU

Published: January 24, 2023
Book Author(s): Marco Tomassoni, Claudio Col, Mauro Cini
Company: Aviation Collectibles

The MB-339 is a trainer/light-attack aircraft designed for the Italian Air Force by Aermacchi. The reliability, simplicity and capabilities of the airframe meant that it was successfully exported to 8 other countries.

The author of the book (a pilot himself) clearly tells the history and characteristics of this airplane, with the detail and insights that only someone that has flown the… more