ICM Holding, a Ukrainian-based company known for outstanding quality, has produced a very nice version of a truck that you don’t see very often on the market. The W.O.T. 8 (Work Office Transport) was a World War II truck produced by the Ford Motor Company in Dagenham, UK. Ford (UK) was one of the largest suppliers of trucks to British Forces. The W.O.T. 8, a 4x4, 1.5-ton vehicle, was produced from 1941-1942. It was used in North Africa, Italy and also in Europe between 1942 and 1945. Around 2,500 W.O.T.8 trucks were produced.
Scale Aircraft Conversions have a large selection of aftermarket aircraft landing gear for aircraft modelers. These are mostly made of white metal, which are sturdier than the thin styrene parts that are normally included with kits. For this out-of-box review, I will be looking at the Junker J.1 Landing Gear for the 1/32 Wingnut Wings kits.
The packaging for this conversion kit is a blister pack with a clear bubble. It does allow you to clearly see the condition of the parts, but once you open it to more closely inspect the parts, it is not possible to reseal the package.
Ray Rimell’s (Raymond Laurence Rimell) latest in the “Building the Wingnut Wings” series was originally intended to be a paired build with the Wingnut Wings Halberstadt Cl. II for a combined Albatros Special. The sheer volume of material saw that these two aircraft would be quickly separated (Building the Wingnut Wings Hannover Cl. II was the previous release in this series). The Halberstadt Cl.II was designed as a two-seat escort fighter to meet a 1917 requirement to protect reconnaissance aircraft. As the war progressed, the Cl.II saw an increasing role in ground attack. The first release by Wingnut Wings was in November 30, 2018, with a Cl.II Early version (kit 32049). Wingnut Wings released the Late service version (32062) on the same day. The bonus was a release of a “Duelist” edition featuring Halberstadt Cl.II Late and a RE.8 ‘Harry Tate’ to complete a triple play.
This is an out-of-box review of the Bristol F.2b Landing Gear for the 1/32 scale Wingnut Wings kit, one of many accessories offered by Scale Aircraft Conversions. As with their other products, these are made of white metal.
All of the products that I have seen from Scale Aircraft Conversions come in a blister pack with a clear bubble. These are functional packages that allow you to see parts, and I’m sure they keep the cost down, but they cannot be resealed after you open them. As the packaging is minimal, there are no instructions included, so you will have to refer to the instructions included with the Wingnut Wings kit.
The TR-3E Triangular UFO kit by Atlantis Models has been around for a number of years and has become of staple of the sci-fi modeler’s stash. The design of the kit, which is based upon numerous reported sightings of UFOs, provides flexibility for the modeler to create their own unique take. This reissue is true to the original release.
The kit consists of five parts, which are the upper and lower halves of the ship and three pieces for the landing gear. The details are crisp and well defined. The parts are molded in a silver plastic, so the kit could be built and displayed without paint, if desired.