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The Marmo Method Modelbuilding Guide #9 From An E-Book To A Hard Copy (or How To Print A PDF)

Published: June 4, 2022
Book Author(s): Richard Marmo
Company: Richard Marmo

The 9th e-book from Richard Marmo has to do with turning an e-book into a hard copy to keep on your shelf.

I relate well to this title as I am one of the old school who still prefers paper to pixels. While I am willing to read books on my phone when it comes to model related material, I would much rather have it flat on my desk to review rather than on a computer or phone… more

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The Marmo Method Modelbuilding Guide #15 Building A 1/25th Scale Love’s Fuel Tanker Trailer

Published: May 29, 2022
Book Author(s): Richard Marmo
Company: Scale Publications

Richard Marmo’s 15th e-book is a build of the AMT Tanker Trailer kit but it goes a slightly different route and actually ends up with a What If even though he doesn’t say it.

Is inspiration for this build is the Love’s Truck Stop bright yellow fuel trucks but what makes it a what if is that Love’s uses Beall tankers but the AMT kit is a Fruehauf design.  This bit of knowledge just… more

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The Marmo Method Modelbuilding Guide #13 Building The Munsters Living Room

Published: May 15, 2022
Book Author(s): Richard Marmo
Company: Scale Publications

Richard Marmo is one of the founding members of IPMS/USA, member #2, yep, 2. He has been creating ebooks on how to build kits, photo journals and other stuff for a while. This time for issue 13 what better project than the Munsters Living Room.

Now you younger lads and lasses may not know The Munsters but those of us with a few more years under our belts are very familiar with this… more

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Spooks From the Beach – USMC F-4B/F-4J Phantoms in the Vietnam War

Published: April 2, 2022
Company: AOA Decals

The United States Marine Corps were a major operator of the F-4 Phantom during the Vietnam war flying both the B and J versions.

AoA’s very comprehensive set covers six Marine Fighter Attack Squadrons with more than 15 possible schemes. There is also a full set of stencils included for one aircraft.

The squadrons are:

  • VMFA-115 Silver Eagles which include some… more

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VF-154 Black Knights - USN F-4J Phantoms in the Vietnam War & Cold War

Published: April 2, 2022
Company: AOA Decals

The United States Marine Corps were a major operator of the F-4 Phantom during the Vietnam war flying both the B and J versions.

AoA’s very comprehensive set covers six Marine Fighter Attack Squadrons with more than 15 possible schemes. There is also a full set of stencils included for one aircraft.

The squadrons are:

  • VMFA-115 Silver Eagles which include some… more

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Operation Crossbow 1944 Hunting Hitler’s V-weapons

Published: April 1, 2021
Book Author(s): Steven J. Zaloga
Company: Osprey Publishing

Operation Crossbow was the Allies attempt to destroy Hitler’s new Vengeance weapons, the V-1 and V-2. This book focuses on the bomber campaign rather than the defenses deployed in England to counter the attacks.

The usual soft cover book consists of 94 pages filled with Mr. Zaloga’s usual well documented and written information. There are lots of photographs of not only the allied… more

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Republic F-105 Thunderchief

Published: March 26, 2021
Book Author(s): Dennis R. Jenkins
Company: Specialty Press

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was designed to deliver a tactical nuclear weapon against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. However, it gained it’s fame over the jungles of Vietnam where they flew 159,795 combat missions from which 334 failed to return home.

This hard cover book contains 300 pages and 575 pictures in black and white and color. It covers the full history of the… more

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25PDR Field Gun & Quad

Published: March 15, 2021
Company: Airfix

I built a lot of Airfix armor in my youth but never had this one before. Airfix has rereleased this kit as part of their Vintage Classics series and the kit is unchanged from the original 1963 molds except for newer decals.

There are 71 parts molded in a dark green plastic but there are no clear parts. There is very little flash which is nice but there are some seam lines that will… more

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U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205

Published: March 15, 2021
Company: Polar Lights

If you are reading this review I am guessing you know what Deep Space Nine was and the Defiant but just in case, the Defiant was a prototype vessel designed for Star Fleet to battle the Borg. If you need more detail there is plenty on the web. The Polar Lights kit continues their series of 1/1000th scale snap-together Star Trek universe ships. The kit has 27 parts including 13 in… more

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Berlin Wall

Published: November 13, 2020
Company: AFV Club

Those of us of a certain age remember well the Berlin Wall and what it stood for and probably still remember when it was torn down in 1989. Those of you who are younger may never heard of it. If not, it is worth an internet search.

The kit has already been reviewed… more