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F-4N & F-14A VF-201 Lone Star Hunters

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Company: Twobobs Aviation Graphics

New decals for two aircraft of the VF-201 Hunters stationed out of NAS Fort Worth, TX. One is of an F-4N Phantom (BuNo 152244) during August, 1977. The other is of an F-14A Tomcat (BuNo 160396) during November 1998.

In the Package

There are two (2) decal sheets provided. The main sheet provides the colorful tail markings, insignias, and stencils. The second sheet is smaller for… more

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Sea Hurricane Mk IIc

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Company: Arma Hobby

Arma Hobby has released a new 1/48th scale Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk IIc, and it is a great addition to the other 1/48th Hurricanes variants currently available.

In The Box

The kit box is a side open box with all the contents sitting in a sturdier tray cardboard box. The sprues are enclosed in a single plastic bag. In one corner of the box, the 3D parts are… more

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K-Verbande Midget Submarines

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Company: ICM

ICM has released a dual midget submarine kit in 1/72nd scale. The submarines are U-Boat Type XXVIIB Seehund (early) and Molch.

he K-Verband (in English "small battle unit", derived from Kleinkampfverbände der Kriegsmarine"small battle units") was a World War II German naval unit that operated a mixture of midget submarines and explosive speed boats. It was formed in April 1944… more

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WWII German U-boats Acrylic Paint Set

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Company: ICM

ICM isa hobby company based out of Ukraine and has provided IPMS-USA a six (6) bottle acrylic paint set for review, WWII German U-boats Acrylic Paint Set.

In the Box

The paint set contains six (6) 12ml bottles with nontoxic water based acrylic paints. The following colors are provided:

  • Sky Grey (1033)
  • Dark Sea Grey (1034)
  • Dark Grey (1037)… more

Majestic Frames Marsden Mat

Marsden Mat (PSP)

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Company: Majestic Frames

A new 3D printed Marsden Matting (AKA: PSP, Perforated Steel Plate) is now available from Majestic Frames out of Warner Robins, Georgia. Due to a lack of affordable individual PSP for the modeler to create a 1/48th scale diorama base, an IPMS member (and a small business owner) took it upon himself to fill a void in the hobby.

In the Package and Product Notes

The… more

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F-16C Nellis Cajun Aggressors Decals

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Company: Twobobs Aviation Graphics

New decals of the F-16C Block 30B Nellis Cajun Aggressors in 1/48th scale is available from TwoBobs Aviation Graphics. Markings are for the 926th Wing, 706 Aggressor Squadron based out of Nellis AFB, Nevada, December 2023.

In the Package

There are two (2) decal sheets provided. The main sheet provides the colorful tail markings and stencils. The second sheet… more

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F-104A/C J79 Exhaust Nozzle

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Company: Fab Scale

A new 3D printed F-104 Starfighter Exhaust Nozzle set in 1/48th scale is provided by Fab Scale as a drop-in replacement for the Hasegawa kit utilizing the “Early” J79 engine.

Note: There is no official website for Fab Scale at the time of this review, but a few foreign hobby websites were selling this product.

In the Package and Product Notes

The sample review… more

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AN/ALE-50 Towed Decoy System

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Company: Fab Scale

A new 3D printed AN/ALE-50 Towed Decoy System in 1/48th scale is provided by Fab Scale as a drop-in replacement for the F-16CJ Fighting Falcon Tamiya kit.

Note: There is no official website for Fab Scale at the time of this review, but a few foreign hobby websites are selling this product.

In the Package and Product Notes

The sample review came in a plastic bag… more

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3D Tool Caddy Without Dedicated Knife Holder

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Company: Charlies Plastic Models

A new 3D printed tool caddy for the model building hobbyist. It has multiple compartments to fit all types of tools and a handy yet convenient addition to any modeler’s benchtop.

In the Package and Product Notes

The tool caddy is molded in gray resin and produced by a 3D printer. The buildup layers are visible (but small), and a nice recessed printed “CPM” logo is located on the… more

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F-16 Fighting Falcon Landing Gear (Heavyweight)

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Company: Detail & Wonder

A new set of 3D printed F-16 Fighting Falcon landing gear in 1/48th scale is provided by Detail & Wonder Studios for the Tamiya kit. This is a drop-in replacement for the Tamiya kit.

Note: There is no official website for Detail & Wonder Studios, but a Facebook page is available.

In the Package and Product Notes

The sample review I received came in a… more