IPMS Number
20101

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Franklin's Indians: Irish Motorcycle Racer Charles B. Franklin Designer of the Indian Scout and Chief

Published: April 11, 2019
Book Author(s): Harry V Sucher, Tim Pickering, Liam Diamond and Harry Havelin
Company: Veloce Publishing

This book was first published by Panther Publishing in 2011 and Veloce Publishing Limited did a facsimile reprint in February 2018, this review is about the reprint. What we have is a biography of Charles B. Franklin, an electrical engineer, motorcycle racer, designer of Indian motorcycles and an overseer of the Indian Company racing teams. This book extensively covers the years from 1903 thru… more

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Curtiss P-40 E-N Detail Set

Published: November 15, 2017
Company: Master Model

Master-Model produces precision brass/resin parts that will elevate your model when used as directed This time Master-Model has produced a detail set for the 1/72 P-40 E thru N models that includes brass gun barrels, external backup gun sights and pitot tube. The packaging is very good to separate and contain the tiny parts provided. The package contains a tightly folded instruction sheet… more

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Curtiss P-40 B/C British Version

Published: November 15, 2017
Company: Master Model

Master-Model produces exact brass/resin parts that will make your model stand out. This time Master-Model has produced a detail set for the 1/72 P-40 B/C British version that consists of brass cowling blast tubes, backup external gun sights, British style pitot tube and British style .303 brass wing guns. The plastic packaging separates the various items, some of which are very tiny, and… more

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F-14D Tomcat Ejection Seats with Safety Belts

Published: August 27, 2017
Company: Quickboost

The F-14 Tomcat was the Navy's best long range interceptor, but it is now retired. It was built by Grumman and was their last and best “cat” that they ever made. The primary job of the F-14 was fleet defense and it did this with a mix of missiles; the long range Phoenix, the mid-range Sparrow and with the short range Sidewinder. It could even use its 20mm Vulcan cannon for close in work.… more

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Curtiss P-40 B/C US Version Browning .30 cal and Pitot Tube

Published: August 26, 2017
Company: Master Model

There are many firms who make and market brass aircraft accessories for the modeler, but none seem to match the skill and delicacy that is routinely exhibited by Master Model from Poland. One of the latest gems is the set for the Curtiss P-40 B/C US version in 1/72 scale. In this set one gets the following: four .30 cal MG barrels for the wings, two .50 cal cowling blast tubes, one pitot… more

F-14A Tomcat Ejection Seats with Safety Belts

Published: August 23, 2017
Company: Quickboost

Without question, the F-14 was the Navy's finest long range interceptor ever built. Now retired, the Grumman built F-14 was the best of all Grumman “cats”. It had firepower, speed and presence with its wings fully swept forward or aft. The F-14 job was fleet defense and it used the long range Phoenix, mid-range Sparrow and the short range Sidewinder to accomplish this task, it even had a 20mm… more

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Northrup YF-23 ATF

Published: December 31, 2016
Book Author(s): Paul Metz
Company: Ginter Books

If you have always liked the Northrup YF-23 design or are just interested in advanced aircraft this book may be of interest to you. It was written by Paul Metz who happened to have been Northrup's Chief Test Pilot for the YF-23 ATF DEM/VAL phase. (Demonstration and Validation) With his knowledge of the aircraft and it's performance he has been able to pull together a great collection of… more

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AL-31F Exhaust Nozzle for Su-27

Published: September 29, 2016
Company: Advanced Modeling

This is the second Russian exhaust nozzle set made by Advanced Modeling that I have reviewed. AMG 72023 provides eight resin pieces that will make two AL-31F exhaust nozzles used in the Su-27 family. The castings are very delicate with very fine details that are better than any plastic Su-27 exhaust nozzles made. Fabrication is very simple, I started by using a razor saw to remove the… more

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Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech

Published: September 25, 2016
Book Author(s): Steve Ginter
Company: Ginter Books

Ginter Books has been producing books geared towards modelers for many years now, starting with various naval aircraft and later branching into Air Force aircraft (hence the Air Force Legends subtitle). There is always a short history on the development of the aircraft in mention followed by test and photos that highlight various aircraft systems that would be of interest to the modeler,… more

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RD-33 Exhaust Nozzle of MiG-29 Aircraft

Published: July 25, 2016
Company: Advanced Modeling

There is a new player in the Aircraft aftermarket world, and they hail from Russia: Advance Modeling. I had not heard of them till they appeared on the IPMS Reviewer list and I thought I would try out their resin exhaust nozzle set for the new Zvezda MiG-29 (9-13). The resin used is a light gray color, captures very fine details, and is easy to cut using a razor saw or equivalent. The package… more