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Su-34 Landing Gear

Published: July 28, 2019
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

UPDATED REVIEW

This release by SAC provides replacement white metal landing gear for the Kitty Hawk 1/48 Su-34 kit. While white metal is softer than cast brass, the main struts and nose struts are quite sturdy in this set and will hold up if a lot of weight is added to the model. This release by SAC is… more

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Tru-Color Paint - Various Colors

Published: July 10, 2019
Company: Tru-Color Paint

I am 57 and as I write this and like many I have mourned and am mourning the demise of hobby paints thanks to Rustoleum. I remember many good paint lines that have come and gone and many due to consolidation under Testors and later Rustoleum, Names like Model Master, Testors, Floquil, Polly S and Pactra to name some. I am more of an Enamel and Lacquer based paint user than acrylic; but have… more

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USA WWII Landing Vehicle Set

Published: July 7, 2019
Company: Hobby Fan Trading Co., Ltd.

In conjunction with their release of the U.S. LST-1 Class of ships, AFV Club has also release a box of 1/350 WWII military vehicles to populate the deck and well deck of the ship. Injection molded, the set includes two sprues, one the duplicate of the other allowing the modeler to build 7 different vehicles and 2 artillery pieces from each sprue for a total of 18 pieces in a box. Also included… more

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Famous Russian Aircraft - Sukhoi Su-27 & 30/33/34/35

Published: July 6, 2019
Book Author(s): Yefim Gordon & Dmitry Komissarov
Company: Crecy Publishing, Ltd.

I would like to thank Specialty Press for this review sample

This is a revised and expanded edition of Yefim Gordon’s original book on the Su-27 published in 2007. I thought the original publication was a large 544 pages. This book in comparison is 720 pages, which gives you an idea of how much additional material has been added. It is an impressively comprehensive tome on the Su-27… more

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Super Drawings in 3D: OSA-Class Missile Boat

Published: April 10, 2019
Book Author(s): Zdzislaw Kryger
Company: Kagero Publishing

I would like to thank Kagero for this review sample

This book on the OSA-Class is the latest in their series of super drawings books. The OSA (“Wasp” in Russian) was developed in the 1960s for a role much like the USN PT boats. The OSA’s torpedo boat predecessor was the Shersen, which in many ways was an enlarged PT boat in configuration and hull design. The… more

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R.M.S. Titanic (Olympic, Britannic) - Masts Set

Published: March 6, 2019
Company: Master Model

I would like to thank Master Model for this review sample.

Master Model continues to “turn” out metal details for the ship modeler and this one is indispensable. For anyone who has tried to work with tall thin masts made of plastic in small scale, the mast either end up being too thick so they don’t bend or too flexible if they are to scale. The solution… more

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Mig-25 RBT Exhaust Nozzle

Published: January 13, 2019
Company: Amigo Models

Amigo Models is a relatively new company in Russia which has been producing resin aftermarket accessories for modern Russian aircraft in multiple scales. They are perhaps best known for detailed replacement exhaust nozzles. I first became aware of them when they offered a highly detailed replacement set of maneuverable nozzles for the Kittyhawk 1/48 Su-35.

This set is designed for the… more

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Russian AK-630 with Bass Tilt Radar

Published: November 11, 2018
Company: Veteran Models

Veteran Models in Taiwan has been producing finely detailed multi-media aftermarket replacement parts for ship modelers for quite some time. Nicely crafted, their parts are a significant upgrade to model warships. They started in 1/350 Modern USN systems and have since branched into other Navies. Now they are offering modern Soviet/Russian systems.

If you have noticed Soviet and… more

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Russian AK-630 with Bass Tilt Radar

Published: November 10, 2018
Company: Veteran Models

Veteran Models in Taiwan has been producing finely detailed multi-media aftermarket replacement parts for ship modelers for quite some time. Nicely crafted, their parts are a significant upgrade to model warships. They started in 1/350 Modern USN systems and have since branched into other Navies. Now they are offering modern Soviet/Russian systems.

If you have noticed Soviet and later… more

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Russian Kashtan CIWS

Published: November 9, 2018
Company: Veteran Models

Veteran Models in Taiwan has been producing finely detailed multi-media aftermarket replacement parts for ship modelers for quite some time. Nicely crafted, their parts are a significant upgrade to model warships. They started in 1/350 Modern USN systems and have since branched into other Navies. Now they are offering modern Soviet/Russian systems.

If you have noticed Soviet and… more