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Phantoms Eagles & Knights-USMC F-4B Phantoms in the Vietnam War

Published: October 31st, 2017     
Phantoms Eagles & Knights-USMC F-4B Phantoms in the Vietnam War
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: AOA Decals

AOA Decals focuses on the Marine Corps and the Vietnam era and for this limited release, the focus is on a 1/32nd scale sheet for a USMC F-4B Phantom from VMFA-115 Silver Eagles and VMFA-314 Black Knights focusing on the 1968-1973 time frame. The set is designed for the Tamiya 1/32nd F-4J using a "B" conversion (not included). I am aware of several B conversions on the market put out by the defunct Meteor Productions, CAM and GT Resin. GT Resins are still available from their web site (https://gtresinproducts.com). These are quite extensive conversions but build not great looking final kits.

Inside the packaging, you will find full color profiles for all eight sets of markings. All aircraft were light gull gray over white with white control surfaces. Any exceptions or additions are noted at the individual aircraft profiles. Specific marking details are also located with each profile. Lastly in the package are two large decal sheets with the needed unit and national markings both printed by Microscale. Airframe stencil data is not included in these sheets.

The eight markings included are for:

Dunkirk 1940 Through a German Lens

Published: October 31st, 2017     
Dunkirk 1940 Through a German Lens
Author: Alan Ranger
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

The book is a Photo album of photographs taken from the German perspective of Dunkirk in 1940.

The book contains many photograph's never before published and makes this a fascinating book.

All the pictures give some great views from the German side and allows you to see Dunkirk form a very different direction to the normal publications. I was particularly impressed with the pictures showing vehicle's and the sunken ships of the beach.

I recommend this book to everyone with a interest in the Dunkirk

Thanks go to Mushroom Model Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

Se.5a Wolseley Viper Landing Gear

Published: October 31st, 2017     
Se.5a Wolseley Viper Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC)

This is a white metal landing gear set is to for the Eduard Se.5a Wolseley Viper 1/48 aircraft.

The white metal parts are outstanding and are a great replacement for the already well details kit parts. The parts include the main two struts and support struts plus the rear wheel assembly.

The parts are well cast, the parts were a perfect fit to the existing mount and were a dream to assemble.

I highly recommend these parts are a great addition to an already extremely well detailed kit.

Thanks go to Scale Aircraft Conversions for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

Kittyhawk OS2U Kingfisher Landing Gear

Published: October 31st, 2017     
Kittyhawk OS2U Kingfisher  Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC)

This is a white metal landing gear set for the Kittyhawk 1/32 OS2U Kingfisher aircraft.

The white metal parts are outstanding and are a great replacement for the already well details kit parts. The parts include the main two struts and support struts plus the rear wheel assembly.

The parts are well cast, the parts were a perfect fit to the existing mount and were a dream to assemble.

I highly recommend these parts are a great addition to an already extremely well detailed kit.

Thanks go to Scale Aircraft Conversions for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

Scammell Pioneer SV2S Heavy Breakdown Tractor

Published: October 30th, 2017     
Scammell Pioneer SV2S Heavy Breakdown Tractor
Reviewed by: Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Scale: 1:35
Company: IBG Models

IBG is the first of several manufacturers to issue new versions of the iconic British WWII truck, the Scammell Pioneer. Their first release is the Pioneer SV2S Heavy Breakdown Tractor. IBG has also announced two additional versions of the Scammell, the Pioneer R100 Artillery Tractor and the Pioneer Tank Transporter with TRMU30 Trailer.

Background on the Scammell Pioneer from IBG's website:

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