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T-34 "Tyagach" Model 1944 Soviet Recovery Machine

Published: May 5, 2020
Company: ICM

The WWII Soviet T-34 is one of the most recognizable tanks out there. There is nothing about the T-34 that I can tell you that you probably don’t already know.

ICM’s newest release is something that you don’t see too often, and to my knowledge is the first time this variant has appeared in kit form. The ICM #35371 1/35 T-34 “Tyagach” Model 1944 Soviet Recovery Machine. This kit… more

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Boeing B-17 Fortress in RAF Coastal Command Service

Published: January 14, 2020
Book Author(s): Robert M. Stitt
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

Mushroom Model Publications (MMP Books) Boeing B-17 Fortress in RAF Coastal Command Service [Second, Revised Edition] by Robert M. Stitt

This softbound book is 224 pages and includes a wealth of information for the aircraft enthusiast or model builder.

The back cover reads “Rejected as a bomber by the RAF, the B-17 was used extensively as a long-range maritime reconnaissance… more

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Axis Suicide Squads

Published: April 7, 2019
Book Author(s): Justo Miranda
Company: Fonthill Media

Fonthill Media’s Axis Suicide Squads – German and Japanese Secret Projects of the Second World War by Justo Miranda.

Author Justo Miranda has multiple books & publications out on Luftwaffe ‘paper-projects’ and late war designs. He is a tech drawer and Spanish Air Force Museum advisor.

This hardbound book is 224 pages and includes information on both actual aircraft used,… more

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Panzer I & II – Blueprint for Blitzkrieg 1933-1941

Published: June 25, 2018
Book Author(s): Robert Jackson
Company: Casemate Publishers

Pen and Sword Publishers has added to their TankCraft Series. Volume Number 7 titled: Panzer I & II – Blueprint for Blitzkrieg 1933-1941 by Robert Jackson.

This softbound book is 64 pages. Included are some nicely done color profiles, many period wartime photographs, a summary of variants and some description of development, along with a section devoted to modeling the Panzer I… more

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Berge-Panther mit aufgesetztem Pz.Kpfw.IV turm als Befehlspanzer

Published: January 21, 2018
Company: Dragon Models

The German Panther is one of the most important and recognizable tanks of WWII. There were many variations and Dragon’s boxing here is a special conversion by heavy tank destroyer battalion s.Pz.Abt.653. I believe this was a one-off conversion in the field. Basically a Panther D hull with a Panzer IV Ausf. H turret added to the top. There is no history of the vehicle on the directions or box… more

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Soviet SU-85M Tank Destroyer

Published: January 21, 2018
Company: Cyber-Hobby

The Soviet SU-85 is a WWII Soviet self-propelled tank destroyer based on a T-34 chassis. The SU-85m was an improved SU-85 with the SU-100 style commander’s cupola.

This specific kit from Dragon is a reissue with some new parts. This “Orange Box” kit includes Dragon’s “Magic Tracks” as well as a sprue #GA containing Soviet Infantry Equipment. The box itself is a thinner… more

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La-7 Propeller with Tool

Published: January 15, 2017
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost replacement propellers have been around for a few years now, but this is the first chance I have taken to work with one. I have to say I am impressed. This is an ingenious idea, which is very quick and simple – all at a reasonable price. There are other products on the market today which help the modeler to properly align their propeller blades. Quickboost has done something here… more

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Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Published: November 25, 2016
Book Author(s): Author: James D’Angina, Illustrator: Adam Tooby
Company: Osprey Publishing

There is no question that the Mitsubishi A6M Zero is one of the most famous and recognizable aircraft of the Second World War. From its early days of domination over the skies, to the end of the conflict where the once seemingly invincible aircraft was relegated to Kamikaze missions; the Reisen saw service throughout the war in Japanese Naval Air Force service.

Author James D’Angina… more

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2013 Camaro ZL1

Published: October 28, 2015
Company: Revell, Inc.

General Motors brought back the Camaro in 2010, and in 2012 came out with the ZL1 version. The ZL1 features a more powerful 6.2L 580hp LSA V-8 engine and for many, is the flagship Camaro on the market today.

The kit itself comes with a pre-finished body, and 48 parts. It’s listed as a “skill level 3” kit and comes in an attractive box that shows the color of the car. My review sample… more

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Kawanishi N1K1-JB Shiden (George) Type II Otsu "Genzan Flying Group"

Published: October 10, 2015
Company: Hasegawa

Hasegawa continues to add to their excellent WWII Japanese line with a re-boxing of the Mid-Wing “George”. This limited edition kit (#07378) of the Kawanishi N1K1-Jb Shiden Type 11 Otsu “GENZAN Flying Group” is only the second boxing of the George which allows the builder to do the later variant (Jb) of the aircraft with twin cannons housed in each wing. Earlier Ja versions had the second… more